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I’m continuing to share from the first chapter of my upcoming release Prowl, a gay romance mystery featuring Jacqui, a cat shifter, fashion designer, and finder of Trouble. In this scene, Jacqui in his cat form has been taking refuge on the shoulders of his sexy new neighbor, Wyatt.
With the dogs out of sight, Jacqui was able to coax Cat into loosening his grip. Slowly the claws retreated and a thin line of blood trickled down Wyatt’s shoulder. It followed the line of his clavicle and around his well defined, but not bulky, pecs.
So sorry… so very sorry.
Suddenly, Jacqui was airborne. Wyatt must have felt the claws release because he’d taken the opportunity to grab Jacqui by the scruff and hurl him straight across the yard. Luckily, Jacqui landed on the couch, bounced off the middle cushion, sprang over the back and raced for the open gate unharmed.
“You’d better run, Satan spawn!” Wyatt yelled ungraciously after him. Jacqui cleared the fence then stopped to turn around and stare. With his hand clasped to his neck, drama queen Wyatt stared back, “Go on!”
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 soon!
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Great scene. Great picture, too!
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LOL Jacqui calling Wyatt a drama queen. I think he’s going to have to shift and help clean Wyatt up. 😉
Well, that’s not a great start to a relationship, is it? 😉
I’m with Fallon, this is not a great start for their future relationship! But amusing to read, since we know the cat is not merely a cat. Loved the snippet (and the photo).
Satan’s Spawn and the Drama Queen. Now there’s a title for you. LOL Great scene. Description is so good I can visual all of it.
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Aww, just when they were having a moment! Also, I’m never, ever one for animal cruelty, but… *snickers*
I think Wyatt was justified in this instance.
Oh, man, you have Cat down perfectly and well as Wyatt’s reaction. I hope his approach to Jacquai is a little kinder and gentler. LOVE that picture.
Poor kitty! Though I still had to snicker. Hopefully Jacqui can make a better first impression.
Outstanding scene! I should not have laughed, but dang! It was unexpected and you know–“drama queen” made me lol.
I mean, ouch! but still, it’s not nice to be throwing cats.
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