In every shifter story I’ve read (wolf, big cat, dragon, bear), the shifter can only take two forms: human OR his/her animal. It’s either/or.
In Under Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 1), the Draconians can control their shift and appear as close to dragon or human as they choose. They often appear in what I call, “demiforma” or half shift, midway between dragon and human. That gives them the ability to speak and a more compact shape (full dragons are HUGE). When they really want to kick some ass, then they’re in full dragon form.
Under Fyre story description
Betrayed by her people, does she dare trust a dragon?
The alien dragon shapeshifters who discover Earth come in peace—at first. Then, inexplicably, they threaten to attack. In an attempt to show goodwill and appease the dragons, Earth sends a human woman to become a concubine to one of the Draconian king’s sons, Prince K’ev.
K’ev would sooner give up his ability to breathe fire than accept a human, but when he meets Rhianna, sparks fly, and his dragon realizes she’s his mate.
Rhianna falls for the hot-blooded prince, unaware she’s a key link in a desperate scheme to defeat the dragons, a strike that could backfire with devastating consequences. Will she figure out what Earth has planned in time to save her dragon mate? And if she does, will K’ev be able to save her planet from an angry king’s retaliation?