Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Ten Ways to Tell If You’re Dating a Shapeshifter with Roxanna Mason #ParanormalRomance #ParanormalDating

Dating is a fun and exciting way to get to know someone new. We’ve all had the rush of meeting a cute guy at the gym or a local bookstore and immediately wanting to get to know them better. It’s even more thrilling when that cute guy asks you out on a date. 

There are plenty of tips and tricks on how to make the object of your affection fall for you but what do you do if you suspect that he might be a shapeshifter? 

Whether this is your first supernatural dating experience or just your first time dating a guy who can turn himself into any man you could dream of, here are 10 tips to help you determine if your new crush has a secret.  

Be Yourself (because Lord knows he won’t)  

Any dating guide will tell you that you should always be yourself when meeting someone new but this is especially important when you find that you might be dating a shapeshifter. How are you going to notice his peculiar behavior when you’re too busy trying to come up with your own alter ego? Being upfront and honest about yourself is the easiest way to detect if someone you're dating might be hiding something. 

Does he have too many things in common with someone you know?  

Nothing is really a coincidence, especially when you’re dealing with the supernatural. When you ask your new date questions do you find that he has a little too much in common with your friend or neighbor or maybe even a co-worker? If you find that your new date and someone you know has the same love for 80s metal, obscure horror films, or drink their coffee in the exact same way they could just be the only two people you’ve ever met with that in common or… they could be the same person. 

Does he seem too good to be true? He probably is 

Let’s face it, prince charming usually doesn’t just show up out of nowhere. 
If you suddenly find that the man of your dreams just appeared in your life without much explanation and you can’t find a single flaw, that might be because he’s a shifter. It’s one thing to meet an attractive man, it's another to meet a male model who sends your flowers at work and whisks you away to The Hamptons for a weekend. 

Ask yourself, where did he come from? 

Even if you haven’t known someone for long, in the world of social media it’s usually pretty easy to figure out where someone came from. You can find everything from family photos to the high school someone attended if you search hard enough online. If you’re searching and there isn’t much of a digital paper trail on that gorgeous man sitting across the table from you, it might be because he doesn’t actually exist. 
Find out if he’s a firstborn son.  

A little-known fact about shifters is that the gene only shows up in firstborn males. Casually, ask your date about their siblings and see where he falls in the birth order. While it’s not a surefire way to detect a shifter, it’s definitely something to keep in mind while you’re playing detective. This is also good to remember when you start investigating who in your life might be a shifter. If they aren’t a firstborn son, you can safely eliminate them. 

If you suspect your date might be someone you know, ask them to be in two places at once.
Your shifter might have the ability to physically look like someone else but what he doesn’t have is the ability to be in two places at once. If you suspect that the guy you’re seeing might be someone you know, invite them both to a party or event. If they both show up, you know you’re not dealing with a shifter but if one of them ducks out with a lame excuse, you could have a shifter on your hands. 
Mention something you don’t like about your date to the person you think he might be. 

If you think you are dating a shifter and you have an idea who might be underneath the perfectly chiseled jaw of your dream man, mention something you don’t like about your date. If you tell your friend that your date isn’t particularly funny and the next time you see him he’s practically Matt Rife, you are probably on to something. 

Ask them obscure personal questions. 

Shifters have amazing supernatural abilities but they don’t necessarily have improv skills. It’s easy to make up random facts on the spot but if you ask your love interest obscure questions about themselves you might just throw them off their game. Ask them about the strangest food they’ve ever eaten, their favorite Ninja Turtle, or what their mother did for a living before she had children. The more specific and uncommon the question, the better.  

Say something incorrect about yourself and see if they accidentally slip up.  

If you suspect that your shifter may be someone that you’re very close to, throw in an incorrect fact about yourself. Tell them that your middle name is Elizabeth when it’s actually Morgan or that you love to garden when you can’t even keep a cactus alive. If you’re right, there’s a possibility that your shifter might slip up and call you out on it. If it’s really just a hot guy you met at a bar, he won’t know the difference.  

Does someone you know have a mysterious past?  

If you think you have a shifter on your hands but you aren’t sure who it is, start thinking about the pasts of the people you know. Do you have a friend whose family you’ve never met and who gets cagey every time you ask about them? Do you have a neighbor who you know almost nothing about but who artfully dodges any attempt you make to get to know them? If the answer is yes, you might have found your shifter. 

Dating a shapeshifter isn’t all bad. In terms of supernatural creatures, they make for pretty easy partners. They don’t go hunting at night, they have normal human lifespans, and caring for them is relatively easy. There’s also the perk of having a boyfriend who can look like Jason Momoa one day and Thomas Doherty the next. The best thing you can do if you find out that you’re dating one of these unique supernatural creatures is get to the bottom of who they are when they aren’t pretending to be the man of your dreams. You might find that beneath his alter ego, he’s not the one for you. However, there is the possibility that what you do find is even better than you were expecting. That’s the thing about shifters, they will always surprise you. 

The Shifted Series 
Book One
Roxanna Mason

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: 12/18/2022
ISBN: 979-8-218-12243-0
Number of pages: 516
Word Count: 109,379

Cover Artist: Benjamin Richard

Book Description:  

Jacey Lange has everything she has ever wanted. She is newly engaged, and her menswear line is one of the fastest-growing in the country. Beautiful, successful, and deeply in love, Jacey feels like she's on top of the world.

That is, until she catches her fiance in bed with her assistant.

Everything around her comes crashing down.

Thankfully, her best friend, Leon, welcomes her back to her old apartment with open arms. The people in Jacey’s life watch for months as she wallows in her misery, until Leon hatches a plan: if Jacey agrees to get herself back out there and promises to go out with the next five guys that ask her, no matter who they are, then not only will he give her the master bedroom in the apartment, but both Leon and Jacey’s sister, Elise, will agree to stop meddling in her love life.

In rapid succession, Jacey finds herself falling for five completely different men. Yet despite all their differences, there is something oddly familiar about each one. When she finds out why, it won't just change the way she feels about love, it will make her question everything she once thought was real.

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I didn't know what Owen had in mind, but it was already obvious to me that I would go anywhere this man was leading. He kept his hand in mine as he guided me through the crowded bar and toward the pool tables. Thankfully, because the band was still playing, the back of the bar was far less populated.

"Is playing pool normally part of a first date with you, or are you just trying to get me alone?" I teased.

Owen took a step towards me, pinning me between him and the pool table.

"Both," he said with a smile on his face that I could only describe as wicked.

I tilted my head to the side as I looked up at him. "Let's make it interesting, then."


I took a step to the side, sliding out from between him and the ancient wooden table. I grabbed a pool cue off of the rack and tossed it to him before grabbing a decidedly smaller one for myself. "We're going to need more shots," I said to him.

A smile crept over his dark features. "My kind of girl..." he murmured as he lowered his head towards mine.

"Nope, if you want to kiss me, you better plan on winning."

Owen shook his head and left me at the table while I started to rack the balls. A few minutes later, he returned with four shots; two of whiskey, two of tequila. I took one of the shot glasses filled with dark brown liquor straight out of his hand and threw it back. I winced as the alcohol made my throat close in on itself. The truth was, I might have been putting on a show. I enjoyed the way I felt around Owen, but I didn't know if I was as wild as I wanted him to believe.

"So what are the stakes here?" he asked me as he set the remaining shots on a nearby hightop.

"If you win, you get to take me home..." I said in a voice I barely recognized as my own. It was breathy and seductive. Those two shots apparently went to my head faster than I thought.

"And if you win?" Owen asked with a raised brow.

"If I win, I get a second date."

"Who said we can't do both?" he said with a chuckle.

I rolled my eyes. I didn't have this whole impulsive, whiskey-drinking, short skirt-wearing Jacey completely figured out yet.

Owen took a step towards me. He reached for my hips and pulled me toward him. "What do you really want?"

I could feel my pulse banging in my ears, and the loud, crowded bar faded into the background. He reached around my head, threading his fingers into my hair and tugging me towards him. I leaned forward, expecting him to kiss me, but his mouth hovered over mine.

"What do you want?" he asked again.

"You," I said, my voice caught in my throat.

"What was that?" he asked teasingly. His deep voice, vibrating through me.

"I want you."

Finally, he brought his lips to mine and kissed me deeply. Kissing Owen wasn't new to me; we couldn't stop kissing the night he drove me over the Brooklyn Bridge. But this was something else. I wasn't sure I even knew my own name anymore.

"When I take you home, it's going to be because you're begging me to...not because I won at pool."

About the Author: 

Roxanna Mason is a debut paranormal romance author and formally trained actor from Los Angeles, California. It was her deep love of storytelling that led her to study theatre and that same love of storytelling that drove her to write her first novel. When not writing, Roxanna is binge watching horror films, creating vegan recipes, and dancing around her living room to Fleetwood Mac.


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