Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Survival Instinct

Happy New Year! My wish for everyone is peace, prosperity and a bit of playfulness.  Here on Weekend Writing Warriors we get to play by sharing and reading some really great fiction.  Another P word is promotion, and WWW is one of the least painful and most rewarding ways I’ve found to get my work out there, so it will definitely stay on my “to do” list for 2018.  Glad you’re here with me.

I’m continuing to share from my work-in-progress, a new series of gay shifter cozy romances featuring Jacqui, a cat shifter with a knack for finding trouble on little San Juan Island.  When last we saw him, Jacqui was in his cat form and spying on the new neighbor. To avoid confusion, I should remind you that the couch mentioned in this  snippet is outside in Wyatt’s back yard, as he’s just now moving in.


Wyatt walked up next to the couch and Jacqui knew he should make a run for it. Or, he could play sweet and maybe get a scratch on the head or even a belly rub.

Oh, there goes another sweat bead. Will it make it around the belly button, or dive into those mysterious depths?

A shrill, piercing bark caused all the fur on Jacqui’s body to puff out like a bristle brush.

Demon spawn right behind us!

Survival instinct took over. He leaped onto the back of the couch but that wasn’t high enough. He needed to climb and the tallest thing in leaping range was…Wyatt.

Jacqui sprang.


The little ones are the most vicious of all

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

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