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I’ve been sharing from my upcoming release Prowl, a gay romance mystery featuring cat shifter Jacqui and his adventures in the small town of Friday Harbor, Washington. In the current scene, Jacqui in his cat form was startled into taking refuge on the shoulders of Wyatt, his next door neighbor who happens to be a deputy sheriff. Claire is the owner of the evil Pomeranians who barked at Jacqui.
Last week’s snippet ended with Claire announcing she wanted to report a crime, and Wyatt asked, “Dogs and cats off-leash, attacking people?”
Claire tittered and said, “No, silly, a real crime, grand theft.” She scratched the sack of fleas behind its ear. It growled. Jacqui growled. Wyatt growled. He had a nice growl.
“Call it in to the station so they can take an official report.”
“Not that grand. Do you know Sandy Eckerman in the white house on Mayfair? Well, she has three large ceramic pots on her front stoop and they’ve been stolen.”
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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That’s a cute pic! Hmm, I wonder who took the pots and what Wyatt is going to do about it.
‘He had a nice growl.’ lol. I’m loving this.
Have to say the theft doesn’t seem so ‘grand’ to me as yet but I’m intrigued! Reeally enjoying the story, great snippet…
I love men with nice growls. 😀
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That Claire is SUCH a ditz! Makes me think of the things people ask me about when they hear I work for an attorney. As if all problems are universal! Loving this story, Alexis.
I agree with Nancy. Claire is such a ditz. Grand larceny, indeed. You make me wonder what’s significant about the pots. Cute pic.
I’m intrigued. I wonder who took the pots.
With every snippet, this story looks like more and more fun. Good job.
Depending on the size of the pots, that can actually be a fairly significant theft. It’s still a bit funny, though. 🙂
Love the pic!
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