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Five Facts about Werewolves, and a quick Q &A with me. #KryssieFortune #romance #writer #werewolves

Why are werewolves called Lycanthropes?

It seems werewolves have been around forever. The ancient Greeks coined the word lycanthrope. Lykoe for wolf and Anthropos for man.

Are werewolves limited to America?

Not at all.

Argentinians used to really fear werewolves – or el lobison as they call them. They believed that the seventh son of an all-male family would turn into an el lobison.

Some families were so scared they murdered or abandoned their own children.

Eventually, President Juan Domingo Peron (1895-1974) announced he would give all seventh sons a gold medal when they were baptized and that they would receive a scholarship to pay for their studies until they reached 21.

What do American’s call their Werewolves?

They have the loupe garou, but he’s a bit of a French immigrant.

This is an unfortunate soul who has been cursed with lycanthropy. He can turn into a wolf at will. When he changes, he retains his sense of identity and purpose. He might be the best sort to meet on a dark night, as long as you haven’t wronged him.

Are there any other sorts of werewolves in America?

Native Americans have the Wendigo.

He’s all malice and evil intent. Since he loves the taste of human flesh, so he’s definitely one to avoid.

How do you kill a werewolf?

With silver.

Ancient scholars linked seven metals with seven planets. Gold for the Sun, Mercury for Mercury, Copper for Venus, Iron for Mars, Tin for Jupiter, Lead for Saturn, and Silver for the Moon.

Since the werewolf is a creature linked to the moon it makes sense that an element linked to the moon would kill it.

Oh, but the loupe garou… He can change at will so don’t waste your silver on him.

Just run!

Why my interest in werewolves? Because I love to write paranormal romance. I have a new book out featuring two drop-dead gorgeous werewolves. As a breeder in an infertile world, it’s no wonder Cassie was Taken as Theirs.

Most females were infertile now, whatever their origins – but not Cassie

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As a breeder--one of the few fertile women left in a ruined, plague-ravaged world--Cassie would fetch a handsome price at auction, and selling her to the highest bidder was exactly what her captors had in mind... until two fearsome beasts decided to take her for themselves.

Eli and Dane have chosen Cassie for their mate, and when she makes a foolish attempt at escape she quickly ends up tearfully promising obedience as her bare bottom is soundly and shamefully punished. Her body's response to their stern dominance cannot be denied, however, and it isn't long before she is screaming out her intense, helpless pleasure as she is roughly and thoroughly claimed. But will Eli and Dane's pack accept a human girl or will Cassie be an outsider forever?

Publisher's Note: Taken as Theirs includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

They’d buy her, free her, and persuade her to have werewolf babies.

Quick Quiz – About Kryssie

Cat or dog

Either. I’ve had both and loved them to pieces

Tea or coffee

Coffee. I must be one of the few Brits that loathes tea.

Starter or desert

Starter, every time.

Steak or salmon

Oh, a hard one. I like either. Probably salmon. Then again, steak’s always good

Walk or ride

Assuming it’s a short journey, I’ll always walk. I live on the coast and try to walk on the beach every day.

Beach or mountain


Country or rock

A bit of both. I just enjoy music, whatever genre

Film or book

Always the book. I can picture it my way then.

Dc or Marvel

I always said I was a DC girl, but the Marvel films are better. Wonder woman excepted.

Vampire or Werewolf

Since most of my paranormal romances feature werewolves, I’ve got to say werewolf. That said, some of my heros are smoking hot vampires who find their fated mates.

About Kryssie Fortune

Kryssie lives by the beach and loses track of time when she writes. Her days are full of dashing Regency rakes, former soldiers so handsome they make her drool, and the sexiest werewolves ever. The odd vampire makes it in there too, but when he does, he’s drop-dead gorgeous.

Her pet hates are unhappy endings and cliff hangers. She guarantees you won’t find either in her books. Her books sizzle with sensual heat, but story always comes before sex. Even when part of a series, her books can be read as stand-alone romance.

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