Good morning, readers, writers and random internet wanderers. As a participant of Weekend Writing Warriors, I’m sharing excerpts from my newest release, Prowl, Book 1 in the Jacqui the Cat mysteries series. If you’re Jacqui curious, I’ve posted the first chapter of Prowl here.
In this scene, Jacqui is having his first conversation with Wyatt, the hunky deputy sheriff who lives across the street. They’re discussing a most shocking crime that may or may not have happened recently in their neighborhood.
Jacqui chewed his lower lip and realized he’d been staring unblinking at Wyatt the entire time. This was the type of behavior that made people look at him funny. Wyatt was looking funny at Jacqui’s lower lip.
Jacqui stopped the nervous chewing and forced his gaze down the street. “There’s probably an international planter smuggling ring afoot.”
Wyatt chuckled. He had a nice throaty chuckle.
“Speaking of the evil that lurks, do you know who owns that huge cat with the pointy ears who prowls around the neighborhood?”
“The gorgeous one with the beautiful blue-green eyes?”
“I was thinking more the gnarly one with the nine-inch nails.”
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 (he wishes).
Join Jacqui (and Cat) in this new exciting and sexy gay shifter romance mystery series from author of fantastical romantic fiction, Alexis Duran.
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Hehe. I love their difference in description of the cat. Nice snippet!
So much for Jacqui’s vanity!
lol Love the last two lines.
And my mind went straight to Nine Inch Nails : BIte The Hand That Feeds…
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Terrific snippet. My day just blossomed. Ah, vanity interferes with a possible tryst.
I love this interaction and the different way they describe the cat. ‘The gorgeous one’…fishing much, Jacqui? 😀
Uh-oh, that cat description must have hurt. Great snippet!
Really an mausing conversation, since WE know Jacqui is the cat in question LOL. Loving it! Terrific excerpt – I hope all three books are doing well…
They are! Thanks.
LOL! Eye of the beholder, indeed. Always a delight, Alexis.
Hah! Can’t really blame Wyatt for feeling less than friendly about that cat!
This dialogue is awesome!
Ouch. Right in the ego! Well, at least he respects the claws.