Dating Agency Deadbeatsby Jessica Sims
BEAUTY DATES THE BEAST is the first book in a new series that revolves around a paranormal dating agency. With any dating agency, the clients bring a little something unique to the table. With the ‘paranormal’ tossed in, it can make a client that might normally be difficult to pair up…hellishly difficult to find a date.
Let’s take vampires, for example. If a vampire is sexy, irresistible, suave, and wealthy…he doesn’t need a dating agency, right? He can find his own dates. The vampires that are going to need dates? Are going to be awkward undead. They’re going to be the vampires that aren’t rich, aren’t sexy. Maybe they have an undead beer gut. Maybe they have sweaty hands. Maybe they’re allergic to certain blood types.
And now that you’ve got a guy with an obvious design flaw, you’ve got to find him a date. Let’s face it – a dead guy is going to be hard to pair up with anyone other than a dead girl. That narrows the pool.
My series has a shifter-focus – many of the characters we meet are were-cougars, were-tigers, were-bears, were-lions, and even were-otters and foxes. Those are all fun and fairly sexy, virile predators, right? But not every shifter is something sexy. A were-snake? Not sexy. A were-badger? Bad tempered and looks like a skunk. Gonna be hard to find that one a mate.
And then there are the truly awkward. In my book, there’s an awkward harpy (were-avian) that seems to strike out more than she scores.
Of course, these are all the kinds of shifters that would need such an agency, right? Which is why Midnight Liaisons stays in business. They’re there to help try and pair up the supernatural, because not all supernaturals are sexy and can get the girl. Sometimes…they need help.