Tour Stop/ Guest Post: The Shapeshifter's Secret by Heather Ostler

Guest Post: Animal Prints in Fashion
Every time I go shopping and see animal prints, I can’t help but smile. I love the look of leopard, tiger, and cheetah designs in fashion (obviously all faux).  
My novel, The Shapeshifter’s Secret, is about werecats, which are humans that can shapeshift into lions, tigers, cheetahs and leopards. I’ve always loved big cats, and that has definitely influenced by writing. Because I spend so much time writing about these beautiful creatures, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I love animal prints in fashion.
When I think of cheetah, tiger, or leopard prints I think of bold, versatile, and youthful. Dresses, shirts, sunglasses, or shoes will always have that exotic appearance because the prints are so bright and eye catching.  
Wearing animal prints is a great way to show off your fun, edgy, and wild side too. It sparks ideas of adventure and is a great head turner.
I also like the fact that cheetah, tiger, and leopard prints are so versatile. You can accent your neutral colored outfit with a cheetah print scarf, or you can wear a tiger striped dress to complete a bolder ensemble. And there are so many different styles of print, small or large, lighter or darker, natural or neon colored.
We see a lot of celebrities in animal prints. Beyonce, Sofia Vergara, and Katie Holmes are just a few to name.  

One great thing about leopard, tiger, and cheetah prints is that their popularity may vary, but the look always returns looking fresh, exotic, and stunning.

Heather Ostler grew up near the mountains with a rambunctiously entertaining family. She majored in English at Utah Valley University, and soon began composing stories about masquerades, water nymphs, and shapeshifters. She and her husband, Kellen, reside in Highland, Utah with two remarkably pleasant pugs.
Also, be sure to check out the author's debut novel:

The Shapeshifter's SecretThe Shapeshifter's Secret
by Heather Ostler

Paperback, 1st Edition, 328 pages
Expected publication: June 12th 2012 by Cedar Fort

She tried telling herself to stop, but it was useless. Something had fully claimed her mind and body. A sound began to erupt from inside her chest, a deep sort of growl that seized her entire being. She felt as if there was a grizzly bear inside her, trying to escape. And then a deafening roar echoed from her mouth, only inches away from Lancer’s face. It took everything inside of her not to attack him.

In Julia’s life, timing is everything. Like the time her paranoid father put bars on her window so she wouldn’t sneak out at night—even though she’s never given him a reason not to trust her. Or the time this weird new kid showed up at her school and pretty much every girl in sight instantly and inexplicably fell in love with him. What was up with that?
But as time moves on, things in Julia’s life go from strange to seriously impossible. Now it’s all she can do to keep herself and the life she’s always known from falling apart.
This fast-paced action-adventure story is packed with humor, romance, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing to the very last page. Get lost in a world of hidden royalty, shifting alliances, and dangerous vendettas, but don’t ever forget: nothing is what it seems.


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