Lupus in Love The Mating Behavior of Werewolves
First, I just want everyone to know that werewolves normally get to know each other in their human forms before they mix it up much as wolves.
Here is Cassie Roux’s take on the matter:
“She hated believing they [Leidolf Wildhaven’s pack] thought she was fooling around with a lupus garou as a wolf before she’d even made his acquaintance as a human. Not that she intended to see any of these people again, but… still, she did have some pride.” – From Seduced by the Wolf, Terry Spear © 2010
There are social norms, after all, among werewolves.
I was asked in a Portland newspaper interview if I ever “show” my werewolves making out in their wolf forms. No. This is not to say they don’t. But just that I don’t show that part of their nature. Some things are just more private than others.
Did you know real wolves sometimes go off to a more secluded spot to get more—frisky? Not always. I did see a case where other wolves were watching. You know only one can have a mate in a pack normally. So all the others get to do is watch.
That’s the good thing about being a werewolf. All can have a mate, if they can find one.
Werewolves can have flings with humans, but when they settle down with a werewolf mate, that’s it. No other woman/man will ever make them stray. They’re devoted to their mate. It’s the wolf part of their psyche. One wolf mate per wolf.
But yes, there was a documented case where a wolf had two wolf mates at the same time. He was a wolf bigamist. But normally, no. One wolf mate per wolf. Of course, there always has to be an exception to the rule.
As far as lupus garous in love, they do the usual: go out on dates—dinners, dancing nice and close, play games—the more physical kind, not board games, and swim, when they can.
In Dreaming of the Wolf (Fall 2011), Jake Silver wanted to take Alicia Greiston to the drive-in for a nice movie date. He’s a wolf, what can I say??? And in Wolf Fever (December 2010), Chester Ryan McKinley offers to have a date at his room at the bed and breakfast while he curls up with Carol Wood to watch a movie. But Darien Silver, her pack leader, gives him a wry, knowing smile and suggests a date at the tavern where he and his pack members can keep an eye on him.
In Seduced by the Wolf (in stores now!), Leidolf’s tack is to play with Cassie as a wolf. And being the kind of guy he is, he lets her pin him down in a sexy kind of werewolf game of wrestling, wolf-style. Now for wolves to bare their throat to another is the ultimate in showing trust.
But the courting is tantamount to prompting the mutual agreement between two werewolves that they will love and cherish each other forever. And since they live a long time, it’s important that they are really compatible. Which means there’s a lot of give and take, like there has to be in any relationship. So when Leidolf wants Cassie to agree to mate him, she sets down some perimeters. With an alpha male, no less! But if he wants her…
Well, that’s what’s fun about falling in love with a lupus garou. Working out the details. Except that sometimes the workout makes the two forget what they were disagreeing about in the first place.
Ahh, such is the life of living as a werewolf. Now, some packs still have a gathering—a coming out of the wolf, just like in days of old for humans, and even in many places in the world still today, where women who are of age are now available in the wedding mart. Wolf Fever has such a gathering because Darien wants Carol Wood to have a mate, but that’s another story. Because they live so long, many of their traditions continue to be honored in the packs.
Unfortunately, Jake’s still looking for a drive-in movie close enough to take Alicia to in Dreaming of the Wolf. And Ian MacNeill of Heart of the Highland Wolf (Spring 2011) gets pretty frisky on a hike through his native countryside with romance werewolf author, Julia Wildthorn. While Leidolf of Seduced by the Wolf, enjoys fishing with Cassie. And well, as you can see, werewolves are just like real people. They all have their own ways to be with the one they love.
Thanks so much for having me here today at Fang-tastic Books!
If you perchance were to meet one of these veritable hunks, what would your kind of date be like?
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to drop by and say hi!
SEDUCED BY THE WOLF BY TERRY SPEAR – IN STORES AUGUST 2010
His first priority is to protect his pack…
Werewolf pack leader Leidolf Wildhaven has just taken over a demoralized pack. With rogue wolves on the loose causing havoc and the authorities from the zoo suddenly zeroing in on the local wolf population, the last thing he needs in his territory is a do-gooder female, no matter how beautiful and enticing she is…
She’ll do anything to help wolves…
Biologist Cassie Roux has dedicated her life to protecting wolves in the wild. On a desperate mission to help a she-wolf with newborn pups, the last thing Cassie needs right now is a nosy and entirely too attractive werewolf pack leader trying to track her down…
With rogue wolves and hunters threatening at every turn, Cassie and Leidolf may find their attraction the most dangerous force of all…
A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry Spear has an MBA from Monmouth College. An eclectic writer, she dabbles in the paranormal as well as writing historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Spear lives in Crawford, Texas.
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