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Book Tour: Eliza Gayle - Shifter Love: Wild and Furry, RAWR! + Giveaway

Apr 20, 2011

Shifter Love: Wild and Furry, RAWR!

When I sat down to write my first book ever I was going through a phase of reading nothing but paranormal books and I'd fallen head over heels for shifters. So I narrowed it down to either dragons or big cats. I thought about wolves for a few seconds but honestly I LOVE big cats. They are such gorgeous predatory creatures that can easily fool you with their majestic beauty. Then if you're not careful they'll simply bite you.

Despite the fact that I own a gorgeous (read: big baby) white Husky, I still opted to write about the kitties. They've always fascinated me and since I'd need to spend time on research I went for my first choice.

My first stop in that research was a fantastic organization in Florida dedicated to the care and protection of big cats. I encourage all of you to check out their website. It's awesome and they have some of the best videos. If you ever need to research some kitties yourself, start here.

Here are a couple of my favorite videos.

Sugar and Shadow - Cougars in Love! (this is set to endless love and had me laughing my butt off and going awwww all at the same time)

And my very favorite video. See what happens to the leftover pumpkins at Wal-Mart after Halloween!

If I ever had the opportunity to have an in person book release party for one of my shifter books (and yes I have plans for a new spin off shifter series) I'd want to have it at Big Cat Rescue in Florida. Not only do they offer a party house but you can schedule day and night time tours. I can't think of a better way to get people in the mood for a fun and sexy shifter book than to immerse them into the world of big cats and in the DARK!

Not to mention the kitties tend to be more active at night so there'd be a lot more going on. Unfortunately I don't live very close to Big Cat Rescue despite Florida being where I grew up. I do hope to visit there someday and you never know, a party filled with real live tigers, lions, cougars, leopards and more sounds just up my alley.

Eliza Gayle is the best selling author of a variety of paranormal and contemporary erotic romances. Her latest book, Malcolm, is the third installment in the action packed Black Cougar series and is now available from most ebook retailers. She currently makes her home in the gorgeous piedmont area of North Carolina as close to the water as she can get. You'll often find her on Twitter chatting about random slices of life at @elizagaylebooks or on Facebook as ElizaGayle. To find out more about Eliza and her books visit her website at

Blurb for Malcolm:

He can run be he can't hide. Not from duty. Not from danger. And especially not from the woman who forces him to face the truth.

Malcolm Gunn's time is running out along with his ability to shift. When confronted with his past he thinks he's found a solution. With the help of a little rope, he can let nature takes its course. Unfortunately the woman who is the key to his existence harbors a powerful secret that will destroy them both.

Cheyenne's been hired to track and retrieve Malcolm at any cost. Her only plan is to get in, get out and keep her sanity intact. In that order. But she's been warned…If he catches her, he will stake his claim whether she is willing or not.

Deceit and lies bring them together. Murder puts them on the run. Their enemies are closing in and there's only one, irreversible way out. Some choices can never be forgiven and one man's anger can destroy it all…Malcolm.

Check out the other Books in Eliza's Black Cougar Series:

Book 1

Publisher: Gypsy Ink Books
ISBN: 978-1-4523-4419-5
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Themes: Shapeshifter, Action/Adventure
Format: eBook
Length: Category Length Novel

Kira MacDonald is in trouble. Plagued by false visions and erotic dreams of a man she’s never met, she fears losing both her psychic powers and her sanity. The cure? Finding and bonding with her mate. The stubborn red-haired warrior might not want one, but fate has other plans, plans that include her rescuing Lucas Gunn.

As the Guardian of his shape-shifting clan, Lucas Gunn lived a quiet, solitary life. Until he was kidnapped, examined, and tortured. Now imprisoned, his only tie to the outside world is the memory of his dreams and the passionate woman who appears nightly in them. He thought she was nothing more than a vision. Then she came for him.

An uneasy alliance, a mating call that won’t be denied, rituals that must be honored, and unrelenting enemies who will stop at nothing to get what they want. It all comes together in the first of Eliza Gayle’s sensational Black Cougar Series. Passion and Pride. Duty and Danger. In the end, there’s really only one choice…for Lucas.

Book 2

Publisher: Gypsy Ink Books
ISBN: 978-1-4523-4419-5
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Themes: Shapeshifter, Action/Adventure
Format: eBook
Length: Category Length Novel

Kane Gunn is beyond frustrated. He has a kill order to fulfill and after weeks of chasing his quarry he’s boiling over with tension. Then he catches the woman who’s become his obsession and Kane becomes consumed by a desire that overwhelms everything…including his quest for justice.

Lara is determined to seek revenge against the were-cougar guardians. Consequences don’t matter and distraction isn’t an option. Until she finds herself face to face with the pair of green eyes that have been haunting her day and night. Time is of the essence as the tables are turned and a tenuous truce is formed.

In the face of passion enemies become lovers, tempting fate, testing trust, and satisfying an undeniable need. Lies and secrets. Corruption and Revenge. Choices that change lives. Don’t miss the revelation…of Kane.

Eliza Gayle lives a life full of sexy shapeshifters, blood boiling vamps and a dark desire for bondage…until she steps away from her computer and has to tend to her family.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude (which her husband translated into something very naughty) from Park University with a dual degree in Human Resource Management and Sociology. That education, a love of the metaphysical and a dirty mind comes in handy when she sits down to create new characters and worlds. The trick is getting her to sit still.

…Join her in her world. The door is always open and the next red hot adventure is just a page away.

*~* GIVEAWAY *~*

Eliza will giving away a digital copy of
Winners Chioce~Lucas

*~* open to EVERYWHERE *~*


- Must answer 1 or all of the question:
~ Have you read any shifters? What are your thoughts on shifters? Whats your favorite kind of shifter?

- Must leave a valid e-mail to contact the winner (please do not add your complete e-mail. we do not want it picked up by spammers. for Exp: leave DOT instead of . or AT instead of @ )

**Giveaway ends Sun night ( 4-24 ) at Midnight ,Winner will be listed on the Winners Page

19 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Katie W April 20, 2011 at 8:42 AM  

Ohhh I <3 fav are dragons...not sure where that came from..but I love them!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Katiewalthall AT ymail DOT com

June M. April 20, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

I love all shifters buy the cats would probably be my favorites.

manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

IreneRJ April 20, 2011 at 9:31 AM  

I love reading shifter books! My favourites are Dragons and Big Cats like lions or panthers. choice of shifters or vampires I think overall shifters will win with the exception of the BDB !


LadyVampire2u April 20, 2011 at 9:33 AM  

I've read many books on shifts and I enjoy then. It's nice to have a wide range of animlistic sides instead of shifters being only wolves. Although I like werewolves also. My favorite kind of shifter? Right now I am leaning towards cats..and especially lion shifters. Reading Ilona Andrew's Magic Bleeds right now and Curran is on my mind.

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Susan April 20, 2011 at 10:26 AM  

Shifters are my favorite, especially the big cats. They just seem so cuddly and sexy at times. I have read quite a few series.

Susanmik AT gmail DOT com

elaing8 April 20, 2011 at 12:59 PM  

I love shifter stories.Its hard to narrow down a favorite,wolves,the big cats,and dragons.(I an't pick just one) :)
Thanks for the chance to win a book.

Victoria April 20, 2011 at 1:08 PM  

I love shifters. I really love the big cats. Cynthia Eden has a tiger I'm smitten with. I have book one and would love to win the next in the series. Thanks for the giveaway and the really good post.

Danielle Gorman April 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM  

I love shifter books. I don't discriminate! They are all good. The men are so hawt and who doesn't love a hot alpha?

StacieDM,  April 20, 2011 at 5:28 PM  

Shifters are my favorite paranormal creatures. I usually read wolf or big cat shifter stories. I like that the person must fight for control with the beast within them. You never know which will be in control.

user1123 AT comcast DOT net

Sherry April 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM  

I read all kind of shifter books and I love them. I think it would be so awesome to be able to change into something else. My favorite kind of shifter would have to be the first kind that I read and that's a wolf shifter.

sstrode at scrtc dot com

Jason April 20, 2011 at 10:49 PM  

I love shifter stories, they are very cool. So primal and sexy. I've only read stories of them from K. Armstrong and L. Hamilton. I like wolf and cats, but my favorite are selkies (seal shifters). Thanks!

jason [at] jasonkivela [dot] com

meggerfly April 21, 2011 at 1:27 AM  

I love shifters. I generally go for the big cats for some reason. It's weird b/c I'm not a cat person lol!

rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

emmad April 21, 2011 at 3:01 AM  

I read a lot of shifter books ;) Must say I'm kinda split between wolf and cat shifters. Would like to read more about horse or dog shifters though.
Prefer the stories where the author has really researched the animal well and written in some of their instincts to the story.

emmad at xtra dot co dot nz

Beth April 21, 2011 at 3:22 AM  

Love shifters. They are about 70% of what I've read this year.
My top faves are dragons, bears and big cats.

Loved those videos.


mbreakfield April 21, 2011 at 2:46 PM  

Shifters are my favorite paranormal creatures and I read a lot of books with them in it. Big cats are my favorite type of shifters with dragons running a close second.

Library Lady April 21, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

I really enjoy reading shifter stories. Wolf and the big cats are my fave shifters.
adsanders77 at gmail dot com

Countrysunset April 21, 2011 at 6:58 PM  

No, I'm afraid I'm a total newbie to the shifter stories, but I would love to try them. I would like any of the ones being offered. Thank you for the chance.

Have a great evening!

countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com

Eliza Gayle April 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM  

Thanks again JoJo for having me. It's awesome to see how many love the big cats but I am excited to see all the talk about dragons too! I love love the dragons. :)

Stella (Ex Libris) April 24, 2011 at 5:10 PM  

My favourite paranormal species are shifters! I have a soft spot for wolves, but love the big cats too (lions and panthers are so sexy and dangerous :-). I love how passionate and hot blooded they are compared to vamps ;-p

Thank you for the great giveaway Eliza!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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