Weekend Writing Warriors ~ He Was Spirit

Hello and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. I’m continuing to share from my work-in-progress, a cozy gay shifter romance mystery (if only it were a historical so I could fit in all the genres!).  Working title is Prowl.  Jacqui, a fashion designer who also happens to be a cat shifter, is in the process of changing.  You can read last week’s snippet here.


Jacqui dropped to his hands and knees and began performing the yoga sequence of Cat-Cow—belly dropped, udders swinging, then up into an angry cat arc. It wasn’t necessary, but he found occupying his muscles like this lessened the jarring, torn from one body, thrown into another effect of the change. He let out a long, slow breath and with it, let go of his shape.

Everything in the room became more pronounced. The red satin lining of Zee’s jacket gleamed like fresh blood. The oak floorboards extended, a strip of sunlight reflecting off their waxy and endless surface. The bird song swelled, the chatter almost intelligible.

Jacqui kept up the yoga moves as his muscles contracted and his vision fractured, caught in a swirl of sunbeams casting rainbow refractions through the crystals hanging in the window. The furniture grew taller as he shrank. Every nerve burned and all the air squeezed out of his lungs and for a brief moment, he had no body—he was spirit.


“doomed to slink and prowl and court by night”

Jacqui the Cat Mysteries, the cozy gay shifter romance mystery series the world has  been waiting for~

Jacqui Corleone is a fashion designer, a yoga-instructor and a concerned citizen who selflessly helps the police solve crimes. Oh, and he occasionally turns into a small wild cat. Probably due to a wizard’s curse or an evil government plot to create super warriors.

Or, he’s a cat cursed to turn into a human and only the bite of a sexy alpha lion will allow him to remain in his superior form of Cat.

Jacqui does not have a split personality, but sometimes his cat personality can get rather loud.

Loud? You’re loud.

Jacqui Corleone is a cat shifter who doesn’t know why or how he turns into a cat. He lives a solitary life in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He’s not afraid of intimacy (yes, he is) but sensibly refrains from potentially awkward entanglements. Unfortunately, the sexy new deputy sheriff just moved in across the street and Jacqui’s vow not to get mixed up with island dudes is sorely challenged.

When the mysterious disappearance of three blue pots draws Jacqui to investigate, he’s drawn ever deeper into danger–and into the muscular but not too bulgy or veiny arms of deputy Wyatt West (you wish).

Join Jacqui (and Cat) in this new exciting and sexy gay shifter romance mystery series from bestselling author (she wishes) Alexis Duran. Coming as soon as Alexis gets her s**t together.


This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight to ten sentences from a published work or perhaps their current work in progress. Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! I heartily invite you to participate as a reader, writer, or both. It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book. Click here or use the address: http://www.wewriwa.com

12 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ He Was Spirit

  1. Pingback: Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Threats and Enticements | Alexis Duran

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