In the paranormal romance and urban fantasy world, we expect our heroes and heroines to be more than just ordinary folk; we want them to be bigger, faster, funnier, and sexier than their human counterparts. Special powers and skills only lend to the excitement of the storyline. In fact, some of our heroes are graced with that little something extra special that raises them well above their human counterparts.
Yes, I’m talking about extra or augmented appendages. There are quite a few series out there whose heroes are blessed in this manner.
J.R. Ward’s Lover Avenged hero is Rehvenge. He is feared by all, and would be even more feared if they knew he was a sympath. But he has yet another secret: Under his penis is a barb. A little hook that grabs as he comes in order to ensure no withdrawal from either partner. I’ll admit, when I read that little tidbit I felt some grabbing of my own.
In Elizabeth Amber’s Lords of Satyr series, her men walk the wild side, with not one but two penises. Egads! What makes this series even more interesting is that the woman they fall in love with can more than match the uniqueness of these men. Raine tells Raine’s story, where Jordan, the love of his life, is a hermaphrodite. I wonder if Raine gets some backdoor loving?
In Laurell K. Hamilton's very erotic Merry Gentry series, we meet Sholtos, King of the Sluaghs. His claim to fame is tentacles.They are represented by wickedly erotic tattoos on his body but manifest as physical weapons of love as he uses them to fullfill his lovers’ multiple partner fantasies. *fanning myself*
Lions and tigers and wolves. OH MY! Lora Leigh’s Breeds series has keep many a romance reader up way past her bed time. The Breeds series introduces many different sexy breeds—feline, wolf, and coyote. These genetically created shape shifters got some extra parts in their making. The manly smoking hot alpha cat men also have the barb o’ love, but theirs attaches to the woman’s g-spot during release. Oh. My. Goodness. This ensures that everyone wins in the end. The wolves in this series are also considerate; they don’t have an extra appendage, but apparently carry some extra, extra large tackle in the box. So they excrete a lubricant in order to offset the pain for their love bunnies.
After researching this most strenuously, I started thinking about what extra special sumtin’ sumtin’ I’d like my hero to possess. I would love to see a hero who could make a clone of himself. Two for the price of one. Yum. So tell me, what extra special feature would you love for your hero to possess?