I thought of a few others but the dynamic Laurell K Hamilton made Wererats sexy, snake shifters bad guys and I know we will be introduced to even more types of shifters as Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series keeps it's momentum. Personally? ..I LOVE Bear shifters, I have always been a bear girl, soft cuddly, large, with claws and teeth to protect you. They are thoughtful and mild mannered. Well in my mind they were., I found Shelly Laurenston's Bear shifters and I was gone. I wanted one...needed one, however there are very few bear shifter books unless you read some Native American stories and there the Bear is not always the good guy. MY bears are always the good guy. So here I am in December and find Kerrelyn Sparks releases her newest book Wild About You in which her protagonist is the werebear Howard. *bounce* Yes I am excited. Then so put me more into a dither I had a conversation with Rosanna Leo and found she is currently writing about a Bear Shifter, I fell to my knees at her feet and begged her to allow me to beta read for her, then encouraged her to call her heroine t'irla, she wisely dodged the request. So it looks like my winter 2012 and into 2013 should be the year of the bear. *scratches head* I wonder if anyone else frets over their were/shifter preference or if I just need to get out more.