Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Safe

Good morning, or day, or evening. Wherever you are in the world, welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where a bunch of us writer-types share excerpts from our published work or works-in-progress.  Today I’m continuing to share from my current WIP, Prowl, a gay romance mystery featuring Jacqui, a cat shifter who’s taken an interest in his sexy new neighbor, deputy sheriff Wyatt West.  In last week’s snippet, while spying on Wyatt, Jacqui was startled by a ferocious sounding bark and instinctively sprang for higher ground– the higher ground being Wyatt.


Wyatt jerked to the side in surprise and shouted, “What the fuck?”

Jacqui landed on a shoulder, hunkered down around the back of Wyatt’s neck and sank his claws in.


Only then did he look back at his would-be assassin.

Two ugly as sin white and tan Pomeranians ran around Wyatt’s yard yapping their heads off. Jacqui hissed menacingly. The poms were unimpressed.

Wyatt grabbed Jacqui’s tail and his scruff and yanked in both directions, turning in circles. Jacqui’s claws extended of their own accord.

“What the fucking hell?” Wyatt shouted again.

His vocabulary was limited—they could work on that too.


Wyatt might have a distorted perception of Jacqui after this little incident.

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 ~ Safe

  1. Oh, I’m not sure if that’s going to work out at all. The little Poms wanting to get him in cat form will definitely be a problem. Nice snippet! 🙂


  2. Poms are nasty little pieces of work so I don’t blame Jacqui for his reaction. So much for the “cute” meet. This one was kinda prickly.


  3. Pingback: Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Big-Eared Death | Alexis Duran

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