What Happens When You’re Bitten by Paranormal Characters?
By Terry Spear
Taking it literally, if you’re bitten by a vampire, it depends on what could happen. You might live or die, but you can’t turn into one, not unless you take the biter’s blood in return.
Werewolves are different. If a werewolf bites you, you’re a werewolf. Of course, that’s not the only way to become one. If you have werewolf parents, you’re bound to be a werewolf, too. But what if only one parent is a werewolf?
That’s the problem with exceptions. There are always exceptions to the rule. Genetically speaking, it can go either way. :) That means that an offspring could have an interest in all things wolf (if this sounds like you, you might have a werewolf in your family roots), might even have more enhanced senses like a wolf, or not, and well, it’s hard to say when it comes to genetics.
You see, a werewolf and a human shouldn’t be able to have a child. Period. But in the Jurassic Park movie, the line that says something to the effect of: “Life will find a way.”…yep, that could certainly work in a werewolf/human mix too.
What about jaguar shifters? In the upcoming shifter series I had to consider how jaguar shifters came about. The problem with a jaguar’s bite is that they have the strongest bite per inch than any other animal alive. So it presents a problem. If you’re bitten by a jaguar, you’re probably not going to become a shifter. :) Or anything else. So I had to come up with another way to get around that little problem.
And that’s the fun of creating paranormal characters.
I saw a comment made by someone on another blog about how ghosts could be real, but not shifters.
Why not? In my world, they are! In fact, you just might begin to look at a helpful hunky guy and wonder…is he one? Could he be an alpha male werewolf in human disguise?
Sure! Anything is possible. You know how often something that is myth or legend is finally proved real.
But even if you don’t believe in the paranormal, it’s fun to fantasize, just the same.
In Dreaming of the Wolf, Alicia Greiston doesn’t believe in the paranormal. All she believes in is getting her man—as in she’s a bounty hunter and she’s going after the men who killed her mother. Oh, sure, she loves vampire stories, and she even thinks of them when suddenly she’s standing on a pitch dark street and a shadow moves toward her in the blackness. First thought that comes to mind is vampire. You know how it is. Just like when lightning knocked out my electricity in my apartment complex when I was taking a shower, eyes pop open (automatic reaction) and soap in eyes. Did I think: Power outage? Of course not! I thought PSYCHO!
So that’s what happens to her. For a brief moment she thinks of the paranormal, until reality sets in, and it’s much worse. Hey, a vampire could have been one of the good guys if he’d come to see her instead.
Let’s say you do meet up with this really cool Jake Silver kind of guy. And he’s really a werewolf! What is the worst thing that could happen? You tell me for a chance at having him all for yourself!!
Thanks so much for Bitten by Paranormal Romance for having me here today and celebrating with me the new release of the 8th book in the series, Dreaming of the Wolf!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”