Friday, March 1, 2013

BLOG TOUR: In Like a Lion by Karin Shah

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Karin Shah here talking about writing her romance heroes while I'm sharing the blurb for her book In Like a Lion. Happy reading!


I Like 'Em Big

Anjali thinks it in IN LIKE A LION--there's just something about a big, strong guy. There's a reason I'm a Sam girl.*g*I confess when I write my heroes, they tend to be tall, usually averaging around 6'5" (and it goes without saying they're ripped).

In reality, I'm 5'2" (on a good day) and my husband is 5'9" and frankly, that's a good height for me. When I speak with really tall men, I end up with a crick in my neck, and what about kissing? Now, I'm short. Of course, I write my heroines taller, too, (generally), but still, even at 5'9" a girl would need a step ladder.

It's a no brainer, we all know women are programmed to want the biggest, toughest guy in the cave, so that's what I write. Not only are they big and ripped, but they're shapeshifters, Chimeras, able to change into lions or dragons at will, and retaining the talents of their creature sides even while in human form, though they don't always know what they are.

How about you? Do you like 'em big, ripped and deadly?


About the Author
I live in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio and worship Jeni's Ice Cream, JK Rowling, Jayne Ann Krentz, the tv show Supernatural, and the movies, Hunt For Red October and The Princess Bride(though not necessarily in that order.)

I am a fanatical reader of Romance, particularly Sci-Fi Romance, Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance. I always write the book I want to read, so I tend to jump sub-genre a bit. My husband and I are the parents of two kids (a girl and a boy) and slaves to two dogs (a basenji and a vizsla).

I was born in Rochester, NY, attended SUNY Oswego and got my Master's in Information and Library Science at the University of Buffalo. I was a School Librarian in Webster, NY for five years before starting my writing career. (I still miss my students.)

Find the author:

In Like a Lion Available Now!

Dangerous and forbidden...

Research scientist, Dr. Anjali Mehta, lost her beloved family in an earthquake. Only her work cuts through the paralyzingly grief, but when she finds her new research subject, reputed mass murderer, Jake Finn, maddeningly uncooperative and inexplicably sexy she's tempted to run away. How can she burn to touch a killer--a man behind bars?

What she doesn't know is that Jake is a chimera, a shapeshifter who can change into a lion or a dragon with all the strengths of both even in human form, who believes his ability to shape shift is nothing but a terrifying hallucination, and his overpowering attraction to his new doctor proof positive he’s finally gone over the edge.

And the employer she trusts has an agenda all his own. If she can't believe the impossible, neither she nor Jake may make it out alive.

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1 comment:

  1. In my reading I do "like 'em big, ripped and deadly".

    Not so much in real life though.