Katherine McIntyre

In Defense of Cinnamon Roll Heroes and Heroines

With: Katherine McIntyre             Readers enjoy complex heroes and heroines. And who can blame them? Flaws and quirks are what make characters memorable. However, oftentimes, complex gets confused with damaged. Tortured. And while these characters are enjoyable in their own right, I feel like too often the sweet characters get discounted. Just because a character is a bit softer, maybe ...

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Driving Cars with Shifters

With: Katherine McIntyre             One of the last things I expected when I began to write a shifter series was the amount of times they’d be driving in cars. With shifter stories, the expectation is probably a lot of running through the woods in their wolf or bear forms, and while there’s quite a bit of that in my TribalSpirits ...

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Time for A Female Alpha

With: Katherine McIntyre               While I know the alpha male is evergreen in romance, and to top that off, even moreso in shifter romances, I decided to take a risk with my first shifter series. I wrote a *gasp* female pack alpha. She’s a levelheaded, competent leader, and really showcases how well women can handle roles of power. Stepping ...

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Werewolf or Shifter?

With: Katherine McIntyre   When I was sitting down to write Forged Alliances, one of the most pivotal decisions in writing about a wolf pack was whether or not to make them werewolves or shifters. What’s the difference? Well, given the vast amount of stories and lore out there, certain key elements tend to stick out no matter the variant. ...

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