Saturday, May 03, 2014
HEA in Equine World = Zonkey
One-half donkey + one-half zebra = A HEA and one cute little zonkey!
The story of the zonkey in Florence, Italy says, “The story of Ippo’s birth reads like the equine equivalent of a romance novel. ” ABC News
The picture of the zonkey caught my attention first, but as a writer of romance novels, the story really caught my eye. I’ve used romances between wolves in my wolf stories. Will there be a zonkey shifter in the future? Probably not, but still, I love it.
The male zebra was rescued from a failing zoo. So you see, already you have the story: hero’s world turns upside down.
The female donkey was in the exhibit next to his. She is an endangered animal species. So our heroine is also rare and the future of her kind is uncertain.
And they fell in love.
He actually climbed the fence between their exhibits to court her.
And baby Ippo was the result of their union.
And that’s what I love. HEA
Back to writing my own!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”