Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Trap That Cat

Greetings and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly blog hop where a merry band of writers share their work in excerpts of ten sentences or less. I’ve been sharing from my newest release, Prowl, Book 1 in the Jacqui the Cat Mysteries series.  In this scene, Jacqui is talking to Wyatt, the cute cop who lives across the street. The conversation has strayed to the subject of Wyatt’s first unfortunate meeting with Jacqui in his cat form. (Jacqui refers to his inner cat – oddly enough – as Cat.) You can read about that encounter here.


Wyatt tugged aside the collar of his T-shirt to reveal a very nasty blue-red bruise extending beyond the edges of a square bandage.

“Oh, crap, I’m so sorry,” Jacqui said.

Impressive. We are vicious.

“Not your fault, unless it’s your cat and you sicced it on me.”

“It’s not my cat. I believe it belongs to a crazy cat lady up on Delmore.”

“Claire said it belongs to a crazy cat lady on Mayfair.”

“It’s easy to get them mixed up—there are so many.”

“Well, crazy old cat lady or not, if I can, I’m going to trap that cat and take it to the animal shelter.”


How Cat sees himself

How Wyatt sees Cat


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.

Here be the Amazon links:





I’ve had some inquiries if my books are available in formats other than Kindle. At this time, only Gryffon Hall is out there on B&N, Apple, etc. One reason is because I’m re-releasing all my Loose ID titles and am just flat out overwhelmed. The other reason is that I’m experimenting with Kindle Unlimited to see how that goes., which means if you have a Kindle you can read the books for free! When the KDP select term is up, I’ll distribute the books to other retailers. If you’d like to know when that happens, you can sign up for my nifty newsletter here!


Weekend Writing Warriors is a blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from their work in excerpts of ten sentences or less.  Click the link to check out the other writers participating today.  It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book!


Thanks to Robin Ludwig Design, Inc. for the fabulous covers!

10 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Trap That Cat

  1. lol–This snippet is delightful! One second, he’s patting himself on the back for how vicious “we” are, and the next–he has to be worrying about getting hauled off to the shelter.


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