Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Big-Eared Death

Greetings and welcome to another round of Weekend Writing Warriors. If you’re new to this blog hop, you’re in for a treat. Click the link to discover some really great writers sharing excepts from a wide variety of genres.

I’ve been sharing from my current WIP, Prowl, the first in a series of cozy gay shifter mysteries.  My protagonist is Jacqui and he’s currently found himself in a bit of a situation. In his cat form, he was startled by a pair of sneaky Pomeranians and ended up taking refuge on the shoulders of his unsuspecting new neighbor, Wyatt. This is in Jacqui’s POV. You can read last week’s snippet here.


A blonde woman in a lavender workout suit scuttled in through the gate with a tiny little leash thingy dangling from her hand.

“Sorry, Wyatt! They saw a squirrel and broke loose again.”

For like the hundred millionth time. Buy muzzle halters you stupid dog loving bitch-twit.

“Make them stop!” Wyatt gasped, as if he was in pain. Oh, right, the claws. Jacqui tried to soften his grip, but he just couldn’t. Not with big-eared death so close, so hyper and so noisy.

“Oh, I see you’ve met Mr. Whiskers.”


They’re vicious, I tell you, vicious!

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

17 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Big-Eared Death

  1. Oh, I guess it’s a good thing they’re not his. But, Mr. Whiskers? LOL Does Jacqui know that’s what the neighborhood calls him?


  2. I’ve only met one Pomeranian that I liked (they’re usually very possessive of their owners and not too friendly with others). I totally get Jacqui’s unease here.


  3. She does really need halters or something, her dogs could run into the street. I’m finding it a little difficult to see Pomeranians as death, though, even with all his dramatics. Aren’t the pretty much cat sized dogs?


  4. Pingback: Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Dangerous | Alexis Duran

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