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Wild Passions

Anthology

Out of Print

Other worlds, other planes of existence, other places where humans are not the only type of creature to walk and talk. Human-like animals populate the pages of Wild Passions! These are not shifters, but humanoid animals that experience love and lust in their sometimes wild, sometimes civilized worlds.

Meet Liam, a half-fox in a world where 'urban jungle' isn't a metaphor. When trouble comes in the form of an organized militia looking to experiment, Liam must put his trust where he never expected: in the hands of a human.

Koit is a Shterpi, a reptilian alien with a reputation for womanizing. A dare from a friend has Koit changing his target to other men, and he finds that variety really is the spice of life.

Alec and Nahale are feral-Maith, genetic offshoots from a fantastic race. Under pressure, Alec challenges Nahale for leadership of their clan, threatening to destroy the relationship they'd been building for years.

Panos only wants to live a normal life, free from the secret that's kept him isolated from others. However, he still needs a roommate, and his attraction to the other man has him wondering if opening up might not be so bad after all.

Ferran is making his last trip away from his home planet of Perelan before duty calls him back. But a rakish spaceship captain tosses a wrench into his finely crafted plans, and his world may never be the same.

Gordon and Arthur work in the freak-show at a traveling carnival, wowing audiences with their half-animal physiques. But when animal constructs are second-class citizens and legal property of others, falling in love is the most dangerous act of all.

"For the last time, shut up. We're not going to catch anything if you keep scaring the prey away with your chatter."

Jake rolled his eyes. "What prey? Is there even anything to catch in this bloody city?" He grunted as he adjusted himself on the scraped tarmac. Debris cut in his chest, his legs, poking him uncomfortably. "We've been here for hours. When you said hunt, I thought you meant something fun."

"That's because you have the attention span of the monkey you are," Liam retorted. He hadn't shifted in all the time they'd lain in wait, sprawled behind the remains of a low wall. Jake just snorted.

"So, what exactly are we looking for?" he asked. "Some of the giant pigeons? A couple of fat, juicy mice?"

Liam kicked him in the shin. "Don't let Mosley hear you say that. He's a nasty little bastard. He could kill you and make it look like an accident."

"You two. Shush!"

Jake craned his neck to the side. A brown haired fox, crouching a few yards to the side, was shooting them a reproachful look. He turned toward Liam, mouthing "jerk", and the both of them had to bury their mouths in their sleeves to suffocate a very undignified bout of chuckling.

Well. Life with the rubbish shifters wasn't too bad, after all.

-- from "City of Foxes" by Cornelia Grey

4.5 - Top 2 Bottom Reviews
"Fans of Sci-Fi/Fantasy will find plenty to love about Wild Passions, a terrific collection of short stories that detail the lives and loves of parahuman and alien characters, who each find desire and attraction is far more than what is seen on the surface.... Each of these stories is particularly creative and brought to life by characters who will seduce you into believing they exist somewhere in the universe.... Wild Passions is a feast for the imagination and a treat for lovers of true romance."

4.5 - Fire Pages
"Wild Passions is my first anthology that deals with animal people, humans, and the relationship between them. The fact that animal people are in every short in the anthology did not bother me at all. I found myself focusing on their relationship more than their races. Wild Passions focuses on love, sex and the difficult choices one must make when in love.... I absolutely recommend Wild Passions to all audiences alike."

4 - Cole at The Armchair Reader
"This anthology holds some really wonderful stories, and certainly merits a read."

4 - Pants Off Reviews
"Overall, a book worth your time. It's quite colourful and different from anything I have read before. This book reflects on how I view life and its people. I don't think race, sexual orientation, and social class should stop love.... All this and more in Wild Passions, plus a strong message of love and acceptance hidden in all the stories."

4 - Cryselle at Dark Divas
"Wild Passions provides several fine takes on what love and sex might be like for other beings,alien or animal. The worlds vary from Earth to Earth-like, to not-Earth, and humans figure as everything from enemy to owner to non-existent, which means the variety editor S.L Armstrong put into these pages is really wide."

4 - Alex at Between the Covers
"[I]f you're comfortable with some anthropomorphic and human-crosses, then this anthology will be worth a read.... It covers various types of crosses, including one alien, and unless you're completely grossed out by humans with animal traits having sex with humans, there is nothing particularly offensive in this set. The stories that unfold are excellent, looking at social expectations and prejudices while including a romance and happy endings."

4 - Well Read
"Taking the anthology as a whole, this is certainly well worth reading. If you've shied away from anthropomorphic heroes in the past, then I would urge you to give this anthology a go because maybe, like me, you'll be surprised at how good writing and interesting plots can overcome any reservations."

Series

Wild Passions

Length

85,000 words
195 pages

Release Date

Book Type

Anthology

Categories

Gay

ISBN

978-0-9827008-5-3 (print)
978-1-937058-08-1 (ebook)

Cover Art

Nathie Block

Keywords

M/M, fantasy, science fiction, dubious consent, friends with benefits, dieselpunk, virgin, interspecies, anthropomorphic, post-apocalyptic

Contributors

Angelia Sparrow
Cari Z
Cornelia Grey
Elizabeth Hyder
K. Piet
S.L. Armstrong
Wayne Mansfield