Thank you, Charlie, for hosting me today!
I have a friend who finds tails a very sexy appendage to sport. Of course, this is all fantasy. I don’t think she fancies monkeys or a human with an actual tail. Even I admit that having a mischievous tail adding to the mix of a hot fantasy novel or fan art is not something I turn my nose up at.
I’ve always been drawn to movies, novels, comics, or TV shows that include a character or two with a tail. Rin in Blue Exorcist keeps his tail mostly hidden under his clothing unless he’s using his demonic powers. Azazel in X-Men: First Class (yes, and the comics) resembles the usual look of a devil with red skin and a spade tail. He was mostly a silent character in the movie, but one I enjoyed seeing in a scene. Both examples use their tails in battle. That extra “helping hand” can be very useful.
In my series, Elemental Attraction, the devils all have tails. Fremont is the sole devil in the first book, Water Waltz, and he uses his tail to flirt and fondle in ways his hands wouldn’t In the second book, Fire Tango, we learn more about devils and the use of their tails.
Since I agree with my friend about how a tail could be alluring, I made the decision to play up the devils’ open sexuality and have their tails be an erotic zone. But tails are not just a simple button to get a motor running. A devil’s tail also shows a deeper emotional connection when it will reach out and grasp the one the devil loves. Fremont’s tail also proves its usefulness in a fight.