Mermen, Mergods, MerKings, Selkie, Dolphin shapeshifters, Altantans... there really are a lot of them about! In fact, when I became enthusiastic about the genre as the next wave (pun intended), I found I had more than enough authors for two, two-hour radio specials, one on shapeshifters of the sea which I did on 9/23/07 in honor of sea otter awareness week, with Marjorie M Liu (Soul Dance), Barbara Karmazin (the original selkie wife... I think about Down Came A Blackbird, where to selkie skins were symbiotes), Cassandra Curtis, Dawn Thompson (Lord of the Deep).
For Manatee Awareness month (I always tie my shapeshifter/alien romance specials to a Defenders of Wildlife date) I'll be talking about hunks from the sea who do not change into anything else, though delusional, sex-starved, seafaring humans may think they do with Alyssa Day, Skylar Sinclair, Judi Fennell, and others.... sorry, names escape my memory.
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