Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Christine Feehan takes an Erotic Look at Leopards in WILD FIRE

Where: N-train
Who was reading: A woman with one brow raised high above her eye, and one gold-rimmed spectacle dangling far below it.
From the author’s website: The heat of passion—and danger—rises like jungle fire in the all-new novel of the leopard people
Called on a dangerous assignment, leopard shifter Conner Vega returns to the Panama rainforest of his homeland . . . He carries the scent of a wild animal in its prime, he bears the soul-crushing sins of past kills—and he’s branded by the scars of shame inflicted by the woman he betrayed. Isabeau Chandler’s a Borneo shifter who’s never forgiven Conner—or forgotten him. The mating urge is still with her, and when she crosses Connor’s path, passions run like wild fire.
But what’s so sexy about leopards? I mean hasn't that been done before? 
And since when has there been this dichotomy between animals we consider attractive vs. those that repulse us? I, for one, grow tired of the under-representation of the reptile family in erotic shapeshifter fiction.


  1. Can we just talk about the brilliance of the phrase, "The mating urge is still with her"? Worthy of Calliope herself...or at least Thalia.

  2. I'm kind of wondering if female reptiles maintain their mating urges throughout life or what ? Anybody have an answer ?

  3. We should petition to have it included in Bartletts.

    Re: Reptiles, let me see if I can get my resident herpetologist to weigh in. Alexis?

  4. I can't speak for all reptiles, but some female lizards have such powerful "mating urges" that they will desperately try to claw their way through glass to get at a male. It's true - I've seen it with my own eyes.

    Although reptiles, leopards, and many other animals doubtless have powerful urges, I must admit that I find it a little odd that there is a whole genera of literature devoted to the sex lives of people that can change into animals. Is this a common forbidden fantasy? And if so, are leopards really the sexiest of the animals?

  5. Allyson HeidemanJune 6, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    What a brave lady reading erotic books on the subway when most people hide their passion for this genre. I guess if you wear one gold-rimmed spectacle you don't much care what the world thinks of you.

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