Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Divinely Weird

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where a bunch of really awesome writers share their work in excerpts of ten sentences or less.  I’ve been sharing from Prowl, my soon-to-be-released gay romance/mystery.  This scene is from Chapter 2, where our hero Jacqui, a cat shifter/fashion designer, is hanging out with his client/friend Zee.  Here’s last week’s post, if you’d like to catch up.


Zee stepped up, cradled Jacqui’s face, and planted a big sexy kiss on his lips. They weren’t lovers. They were too much alike and had bonded like long-lost siblings the first time they met at a super-cool party for itinerant international artists in Prague. Only no one truly cool would ever preface anything with “super,” Jacqui reminded himself. Zee said “super” and any damn thing that came to mind, but Zee was an extra-special, extra-cool case.

They were so alike, so aligned and meshy and over the moon in friend with each other that Jacqui had seriously wondered if Zee might be like him. Might have a cat inside. After too much plum brandy at that party, Jacqui had very subtly asked Zee to turn into a cat with him and go run amok in the feline underbelly of Prague by moonlight.

Zee had laughed and said, “You’re so divinely weird!”

Zee hadn’t judged Jacqui, but didn’t believe him, either.


While searching for Zee inspirations on Pinterist, I found this photo featuring model Heather Kemesky. Now I have to sign up for Instagram so I can follow them. *sigh*

Because I don’t have enough to do, I created a Pintrist board for Jacqui’s design company, Cat’s Eye Creations. If you too are looking to get lured into a time suck of doom, check it out!  Cat’s Eye Creations on Pinterist

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! **UPDATE** Coming in April! So close. So very close.


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

11 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Divinely Weird

  1. “Only no one truly cool would ever preface anything with “super,” ” I am officially not cool. Hahahaha I say super all the time – my student’s even mock me for it. LOL

    Great snippet! I like Zee too, it’s a shame he’s not a cat shifter but he couldn’t be perfect. :p


  2. I don’t know whether to be glad or sorry his friend is apparently not a cat shifter too! THat was a very fun excerpt and I really felt I got the flavor of their deep friendship bond. Terrific!


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