non-wolf queer shifters

Today I’ve got five of my favourite non-standard shifter stories for you. I’m partial to an occasional were-person story but I’m a hard no for mpreg and most kinds of alpha/beta/omega dynamics. Instead, these are five quirky, sweet recommendations for you that I really rate.

Werecockroach by Polenth Blake

Rin moves into a new flat on the day the aliens arrive. Their new flatmates are laid-back Sanjay and conspiracy theorist Pete. It doesn’t take long to notice some oddities about the pair, like hoarding cardboard and hissing at people when they’re angry. Something strange is going on, but it’s not all due to the aliens.

Gay werecockroaches. What more could you want in a story? I loved this. Oh, and aliens. Who wear hats.

Sharing a Pond by Alex Whitehall

Brent shows up on Corey and Shane’s doorstep in the dead of winter needing a place to stay—and hopeful his mates will provide it, and not mind he’s a frog shifter.

Trans polyamorous frog shifters for the win. This book was just what I needed the day I read it, charming, touching and funny, with a bit of angst. The characters communicate, there’s explicit negotiation of consent and a lovely happy ending.

Love, Marriage and a Baby Carriage by C. S. Poe

WaddleCon is the go-to event of the year when looking for your life partner, but Theodore isn’t comfortable with the game they’ve turned dating into, nor does the convention provide for the gay community.

I didn’t know I needed penguin shifters in my life until I read this book. And now I do. It’s a short sweet story that leaves a smile.

Elevator Pitch by Ofelia Grand

Bjorn Ritter only wants one thing—to live his life away from nosey, demanding bears. And Cecil Baxter might be a bat, but he grew up away from shifter communities and he’s doing his best to continue to keep his distance.

A really sweet, funny story about two misfits finding love in a broken elevator.

9 Willow Street by Nell Iris

Heartbroken after the death of his beloved Nana, Hannes, the family outsider, finally allows himself to grieve. The legal battle over Nana’s quirky old house — the only place he’s ever felt accepted and loved — is over, and he moves in and finds a sense of peace. And a rabbit.

This is a short, sweet, fun and sexy read and there’s now a short, free sequel here!

Add your favourite non-wolf shifter stories in the comments or email me and I’ll append them!