The Fine Art of Dating…For Those of the Paranormal Persuasion
When I first thought of a paranormal dating agency, it made perfect sense from a convenience sort of view. I was on a flight, reading a magazine and came across an article for an ‘exclusive’ dating service that catered only to businessmen that made over a certain dollar amount a year. And while this might have been a thinly veiled advertisement for call girls, it also got me to thinking. There are specific dating agencies out there for all kinds of needs. Disabled? There are wheelchair dating websites. Catholic? Jewish? Mormon? Specific dating websites. Over fifty? You guessed it.
In a world where there are shapeshifters and vampires and the like, of course it would make sense that they had a dating agency. Once I determined the agency, though, I had to think about privacy. Supernaturals in my world aren’t ‘out’, so to them, privacy is of the utmost concern. There’s rigorous background checks for anyone that tries to set up a profile at the agency, and all dates are monitored by a crack team of employees who do their best to ensure that they’re not pairing up were-cats with were-dogs.
Clients that need a dating agency also have different kinds of dating needs. A vampire might need a date that’s available for late nights, doesn’t like garlic, and maybe has an “O” blood type. Of course, she’d have to be okay with dating one of the undead as well. Even though vampires are welcome at my fictional dating agency, they still have a difficult time getting the right dates, since they're not *all* sexy undead. Sometimes they're just undead, and undead can be tough to pull off as sexy.
Most of the clients of Midnight Liaisons (my paranormal dating agency) are of the shifter variety, and as such, they prefer to date other shifters. It’s a lot easier to date when you don’t have to explain why your date shouldn’t wear perfume (sensitive animal noses), why your new boyfriend likes his meat really raw, and why he sometimes grows a tail. Or whiskers. Or both.
Of course, most of the employees at Midnight Liaisons (with the exception of the boss) are human. Which leads to an entirely new, delicious set of problems…About Beauty Dates the Beast
Beauty Dates the Beast
Midnight Liaisons 1
Pocket Books, October 25, 2011
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Single human female to join charming, wealthy, single male were-cougar for a night of romantic fun—and maybe more.
Me: The tall, sensuous, open-minded leader of my clan.
You: A deliciously curvy virgin who's intimately familiar with what goes bump in the night. Must not be afraid of a little tail. Prefer a woman who's open to exploring her animal nature. Interest in nighttime walks through the woods a plus.
My turn-ons include protecting you from the worst the supernatural world has to offer. Ready for an adventure? Give me a call.
Vampires and doppelgangers need not apply.
Jessica Sims lives in Texas. She hates writing a bio, so something cool will undoubtedly go here later when she actually thinks of something interesting to write. She has some cats, but what writer doesn’t? She plays video games and confesses to reading comic books. And she likes writing, but that one was pretty obvious.Jessica's Links WebsiteFacebook TwitterGoodreadsThe Giveaway
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