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Things are getting serious around here; I’ve started calling my cats “Jacqui” by mistake. Maybe it’s time for a vacation? Nah, for me, writing is a vacation. It’s reality that’s hard.
I’ve been sharing from my WIP, Book 4 in the Jacqui the Cat Mysteries series, working title Wild. In this chapter, Jacqui is contemplating the difficulties of being a cat shifter in a human dominant world. In Jacqui’s universe, we ords (ordinary humans) have no clue that shifters really exist.
Shifting was a survival mechanism. As Cat, Jacqui had claws. He could climb trees in just a few bounds. He was quick and lithe and one vicious little kick-ass predator.
As Jacqui he was also awesome, just not as—
Strong, fast, lethal, intelligent, handsome.
In the wee hours, in the moonlight, Jacqui barely had the will to argue with his cat self.
He took in a deep breath and said, “I am very bit as strong, lethal, intelligent and handsome—I’ll give you fast though.”
One advantage you have is that you can open cans. Let’s go home and make a tuna sandwich, to fortify us for tonight’s prowl.
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 and Matthias (DreamSpinners Press) are 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!
Effing Feline is not impressed that you’re calling a real cat by a human’s name. He thinks you should, instead, be called people by cats’ names . . . but then, that’s just his opinion.
Tell Efffing not to worry. I do that too.
I love Jacqui’s argument’s with his cat self.
Always delightful and oh so different. Regarding cats, I have four nutty cats here. Exhausting keeping up with them.
Highly a,using argument between the two parts of his ‘self’! Loved the snippet…
Well, both forms of him definitely have their advantages. Nice snippet! 🙂
Love his discourse with himself. He certainly has attitude. LOL Good snippet.
I think Jacqui has the best of all worlds. I wouldn’t mind being a part-time cat.
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I think that’s part of the reason Jacqui is so much fun to write. I get to channel my inner cat.
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Cats are, from my experience, pretty dang fast. But can-opener abilities are useful.
I’m with Christina. Part time cat-hood sounds fun.