“She Shifters: Lesbian Paranormal Erotica” edited by Delilah Devlin— “You’re a What?”


Devlin, Delilah, (editor).“She Shifters: Lesbian Paranormal Erotica”. Cleis Press, 2012.

“You’re a What?”

Amos Lassen

I must admit that the HBO series “True Blood” introduced me to new aspects of paranormal life. I do not think that I ever thought about shifters before watching that show and now I find them much more endearing than say vampires and panthers. After all what could be more exciting than being in bed with someone who shits into a tiger,

Shifters are both animal and human and they really make our imaginations explode and the primal nature of the animal takes over when we think about them. Unfortunately, they have been presented as dark characters rather than something romantic. With his collection of stories edited by Delilah Devlin, we see the “humanity” in them and the concepts of power and romance come together. The stories here give us a totally different look at the phenomena of shifting and it is an excellent read. And even more interesting is that we have “she-shifters” giving us a new feminine/lesbian creature who has physical power along with lustful desires for other women. This is a brand new look at the paranormal from a group of sixteen storytellers (Paisley Smith, Anna Meadows, J.L. Merrow, Angela Caperton, Christine D’Abo, Michael M. Jones, Adele Dubois, Karis Walsh, Giselle Renarde, Myla Jackson, Sacchi Green, Victoria Oldham, Tahira Iqbal, Chris Kouju and Delilah Devlin. Be prepared for a wild and exciting read and one you will not soon forget.