Hello and welcome to another round of Weekend Writing Warriors. Chinese New Year is coming up next week and 2018 is the Year of the Dog! No wonder Jacqui is having such a rough time of it. Last week, we left him seeking refuge from a pair of barking Pomeranians on the shoulders of his next door neighbor, deputy Sheriff Wyatt West. To sum up, Jacqui is a cat shifter, Claire is the irresponsible dog owner, and Wyatt is caught in the middle.
Jacqui wanted to let go. He really did. This was not a good paw to start off their voyeuristic, one-sided relationship on, but Cat was having none of it. Cat wanted those Poms gone. Jacqui hissed to express his desires.
Claire finally caught the other slavering butt-licker and picked it up. “I know you’re busy right now what with the move and all—”
“And a demon cat rending my flesh,” Wyatt noted with admirable calm.
“Yes, well, but I actually came over to report a crime.”
“Cats and dogs off-leash, attacking people?”
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.
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Oh, I’m so intrigued with many aspects of this snippet. It leaves me with so many questions. 🙂
“Slavering butt-licker” — I love it. In fact, I’ll have to pass it along to Effing.
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Hmmm, wonder what the crime will actually be? Great snippet!
I agree. Pomeranians on the loose are the real crime here!
‘This was not a good paw to start off their voyeuristic, one-sided relationship on’ This made me laugh. 😀 Another great snippet
He he he, great snippet!
Oooh there’s a crime? His sense of humor is great. Can’t wait to read more!
This scene is so wonderfully visual. Especially all that slavering, butt-licking stuff.
“…butt-licker.” Haha! The kitty says it like it is.
Nice little hook at the end of the snippet. 🙂
Love the snark in his last line. I’m curious what this crime will turn out to be, too!
I am so enjoying your snippets from this story. Jacqui is a hoot. Ankle-biters are not my fav dogs.
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