Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Surrounded

Hello and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. More than a blog hop, WWW is a community of writers and readers who love to…well…write and read. And share! We come out of our writer caves and reading nooks and share snippets from published works or works in progress.  This week I’m continuing with Prowl, Book 1 in my recently released series, Jacqui the Cat Mysteries. Jacqui–cat shifter, fashion designer, trouble finder–is having a conversation with Wyatt, the deputy sheriff who lives next door. Wyatt has just expressed the politically incorrect intention of trapping the cat that scratched him. Unbeknownst to Wyatt, that cat is Jacqui! (Read about their first encounter here.)


Jacqui bristled. “You can’t trap other people’s cats!”

“I can and I will if it comes on my property again. I had to go to the doctor for antibiotics. Mr. Whiskers is going down.”

“Was the wound infected?”

“Well, no, but—”

“I think you’re overreacting.”

Wyatt sighed. “I’m surrounded by cat lovers.”


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!

13 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Surrounded

  1. LOL I love this conversation! I wonder if Jacqui will be more careful with Cat, or if he’ll push Wyatt to his limits.


  2. Okay, I’m with Wyatt here. People in my neighborhood who let their cats wander loose drive me crazy (soap box time). Mine go out on leashes, don’t bother the neighbors and are still socially well adjusted. But I guess this is a very different situation . . . and I’m sure Jacqui has had all his shots and no fleas.


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