Why Can’t I Have a Sexy Male Siren?

For someone who writes a fair amount of paranormal erotica I don’t run into a lot that I really like or that really grabs me. I think one of the problems is that a lot of the monsters and paranormal figures that are currently out there aren’t all that interesting to me.

I’m a cat or snake person, not a dog person, so werewolves are mostly right out. Unless you can top the Louis and Armand near-kiss scene in the Interview With the Vampire,* vampires don’t do it either.

With that in mind, I’ve been formulating a list of creatures whose sexy appeal I think is being overlooked. The list started out being tongue in cheek, and then as these things happen, I started actually wanting to see these stories.

Valravne
Valravne apparently happen when ravens eat the body of a king or warrior. These Danish ravens turn into valravne and can take on the form of a knight, have supernatural powers and are known to lead people astray. You probably want to forget the part where they eat the hearts of children, but no one talks about identifying vampires by their hairy knuckles either.

Kitsune
Thanks to anime and manga, kitsune show up quite a lot but try reading some of the original stories that feature these fox spirits. They have a lot of sex. Some of them live with humans for years. They’re shapechangers who can devour the life-force out of you just by hanging around. If you’re into the love them and leave them type, these guys would be perfect.

Sirens
Most sirens seem to be female, but this is one of those things that always made me wonder why. In my head, they either have pretty male companions that just hang around elsewhere, or they can swap sexes like some reef fish can. Either way, I would read it.

Fairies
Kidnapping, bondage, dominance games and trials by ordeal. Sounds like a good sex story to me.

Kappas
These are turtle-like monsters that keep a bowl of liquid wisdom on their heads.** I’ll be honest, they’re on here because I just think they’re funny. If you wrote a story about kappa sex, though, I would totally read it.
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Coming Soon:
Cover Art for Lord of Misrule
Romance, Cannibalism, and Other Things I Find Hard To Write
Sex In World of Warcraft: Things I Didn’t See Coming Until I Played
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* I was about 12 or 13 when I saw Interview with the Vampire. I wasn’t quite sure what was going on, but Little Kannan was interested in the information and wanted to subscribe to the newsletter.

**If you run into one, remember to bow. It’ll bow back, and the water falls out. Then it forgets what it was doing and wanders back to its pond instead of strangling you.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Madeline Elayne
    Apr 22, 2010 @ 15:20:20

    I’m not often a werewolf type of person eitehr, but I have to admit that the russian folklore-style wolf shifters who can take on any form are hella cool and sexy. And faeries are of course very yum! Anyone who has a reputation of playing with humans can make lovely porn, I think!

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  2. kannanfeng
    Apr 25, 2010 @ 08:03:44

    Oooh, rusalki? Pretty, deadly girls.

    I read Liz Williams, “The Ninth Sky,” and there’s this great line about how while Americans get abducted by silly little gray aliens, Russians get abducted by beautiful girls. ^_^

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