The Sexual Prowess of Alien Romance Heroes

by Cheryl Brooks guest blogger and author of Fugitive (The Cat Star Chronicles #5)

Hello! My name is Cheryl Brooks, author of the Cat Star Chronicles series of sci-fi romance. I’ve been asked many times what made me choose a feline gene to give my Zetithian heroes their sexual prowess, but the truth is, though I may have given them feline features and the ability to purr, I based the Zetithian male genitalia on that of a horse.

Let’s face it, when you start talking about a guy who is well-endowed, the horse analogy is one that usually comes up. After all, I’ve never heard a man boast of being hung like a cat (have you?) and if you’ve ever seen an aroused stallion, (and having had one here on my farm for a while, I can speak from experience) you will understand why men would prefer the equine as opposed to the feline comparison. The size has been scaled down to human proportions, but the scalloped edge on the corona came straight from the horse’s… well, you get the idea.

I wanted a hero who had it all; a quiet nature, one that could be as sweet as a pussycat, but at the same time was all male and could be a bit of an animal when it came to sex. The pointed ears and slanted eyebrows originally came from Mr. Spock (one of my favorite characters of all time), and the feline eyes naturally followed that, with the purring not far behind.

The ability to move his equipment in any direction is also more horse-like than cat-like, but the orgasmic and euphoric nature of Zetithian body fluids came about as a result of something I’d once read about the prostaglandins present in human semen causing a sense of well-being in the female. I embellished on this a bit—okay, so it was more than just a bit!—and came up with semen (or snard as the Zetithians call it) that induces euphoria, plus a lubricating fluid that chemically triggers orgasms.

Since cats have multiple births, this led to the next step in Zetithian biology, which was that the offspring would be born in litters of three. I felt that since their world had been destroyed and there were so few of them left, the ability to reproduce at a higher than normal rate was essential to ensure their survival as a species. That being the case, I gave the Zetithians semen that acts like a fertility drug, thus causing the females of any compatible species to have triplets.

In my current release, The Cat Star Chronicles: Fugitive, I made use of another feline trait, that of stealth and concealment. Few animals are better at stalking their prey than cats, and these abilities are very handy for a man on the run. Manx can not only disappear into the jungle to elude his captors, but he can also provide for himself with the ability to catch small animals and birds by hand. His keen eyes make him an excellent archer as well as a crack-shot with a pulse pistol.

As for what made me choose to write about cat-like aliens as opposed to werewolves, I can only say that as one who, at last count, has six cats living in and around her house, I’m surrounded by them. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a cat lover—most of them have adopted me as opposed to the other way around—but few things are more soothing to the soul than having a purring cat in your lap. I took the purring in a different direction with my aliens in that, for a Zetithian, purring is their primary means of enticing females. I believe that a guy who could purr would have an advantage over most men, but what about you? If you could create your ultimate male, what animal characteristics would he have?


When a Zetithian fugitive meets a beautiful Earth woman, their passion may cost them both their lives…

Manx is a Zetithian fugitive with a feline gene that gives him remarkable sexual powers. He has been in hiding in the remote jungles of Barada Seven ever since being marked for extermination by the violent Nedwuts.

Artist Drusilla arrives on Barada Seven, enticed only by the promise of finding a nature paradise there. But she discovers a wildlife she wasn’t expecting when she encounters Manx. Reckless with desire for the beautiful Earth woman, Manx risks his life to win her as his mate.

It’s only a matter of time until the Nedwuts find them, but it will take all of Manx and Drusilla’s passion, skill, and ingenuity to survive.

Buy: Fugitive (The Cat Star Chronicles #5)

About the Author

Cheryl Brooks is an Intensive Care Unit nurse by night and a romance writer by day. Previous books in The Cat Star Chronicles series include Slave, Warrior, Rogue and Outcast. Hero, book six, will be in stores August 2010. She is a member of the RWA and lives with her husband and sons in Bloomfield, Indiana. For more information, please visit

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17 thoughts on “The Sexual Prowess of Alien Romance Heroes”

  1. Definitely! I think that’s one of the reasons vampires are as hot as they are right now – because they can growl. Purring is just the next step I think. Growl for protective and defensive instincts, anger, and jealousy. Purr to indicate pleasure, happiness, contentment. My ideal man should be able to do both! 😀

  2. Don’t put me in the contest, I have all of Cheryl’s books. Just showing support for a favorite author.

    Hey Cheryl, loved the blog. It’s interesting on how you developed the characters sexually. That was really cool.

    My ideal man would be a Zetithian, just without the triplets! I’m finally an empty nester, and I want to keep it that way. The cats are enough!

  3. I think stealth and cunning like a cat would be an asset when luring a mate. Also strength and stamina like a jungle cat.

  4. Hi Keira,
    I believe you’re right. There is DEFINITELY an animal vibe in the vampires!

    Hey Linda!
    Looks like you would like the cat factor in the Zetithians! They can be as sweet as kittens or snarl like a jaguar. My kind of men!

  5. please dont enter me in the contest. i also have all of cheryl’s book & love them all!

    my perfect man, like Jessica, would also b a Zetithian man. but, i would enjoy the triplets – i am greedy – give me 3 please with a side of chocolate syrup.


  6. I think my ideal man would be a Hog, Snorting, Grunting, Eating and farting and Wallowing in Mud and rolling in mud. But OMG forget that idea. They have way too many cute piglets that hang on your multiple nipples and squeal. LOL!!!
    Just kidding. I’d really love my man to have some of the charateristics of the Wolverine. And he must look and speak just like Hugh Jackman. That’s sexy. I’d let him nibble on me if he’d like. I’d like that. Just a nibble. No blood. And I hate trying to open up packages. He could rip them open in a flash. And I’d like the low growling to put me to sleep after a marathon of loving.
    But I love those Cats of Cheryl’s. I’m just hoping to see a bit more aggression. MINE!!!!

  7. Hi Jessica!
    I agree, the triplet thing would be hard, but, being cats, they must have litters!
    Thanks for dropping by!

  8. Cheryl,
    I had to come back.
    I really think they need to put warning labels on these books.
    Warning: Hot Juicy Sex resulting in Multiple births and stretch marks.

  9. Hi Cheryl, just wanted to swing by and chat with a wickedly romantic author:
    (1) My ultimate male would have the equine endowment without being scaled down to human proportions. (What!?…you asked!) lol
    (2) Who roars like a lion when sexually aroused.
    (3) Long and slender like a panther.
    (4) Long teeth and nocturnal; also panther qualities.

  10. Ultimate male hm? Animal characteristics? I think every man has a bit of an animal in him as do women. That’s why we call it our “wild” side no? But the way you describe them in the Cat Star books Cheryl is absolutely mouthwatering. A man who was part cat/part horse? LOL. Sounds appealing to me. I was once at a friend’s house and was petting her cat who started purring. Next thing I know I fell asleep. So it’s nice that a cat can soothe you but even nicer when a character such as the Zetithians can arouse you. I’m melting thinking about it.

  11. Ooo, hoo, Witchy Woman, see how high she flies…
    OMG, I love that song, and I love your man, too! Thanks for dropping by!

  12. Purring does make you want to melt, doesn’t it, Ana? Especially when you’ve got a sexy alien man doing the purring! Thanks for visiting!

  13. Like others here, I want each gorgeous Zetithian that have the qualities of part-cat, part-horse to be MINE…and they are…when I read each book.

    Just think about it…a man who lives to pleasure his woman. OMG! Stop the madness!

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