Hello and Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from their work in ten sentences or less.
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I’m continuing to share from my upcoming release, Wild, Jacqui the Cat Mysteries #4. The process drags on, but I am oh-so-close, and will soon be sharing the awesome cover with you. For now, we join Jacqui as he does his thing, which is turning into a cat.
Jacqui took a deep breath and let it out to a count of ten heart beats, centering himself in his body. He didn’t have time or room for his normal meditative, yoga shifting ritual, so he simply shook out his arms and commanded his muscles to relax. Relax and let go.
Let go of his shape, his humanity, his over-sized brain full of man concerns and man anxieties. Let Cat take over. Shrink, compact, go wild.
He and Cat were more than ready. With a dizzying shimmer he shed unnecessary bulk and height. For one heart-stopping moment he had no shape and then, as if he’d flung himself off a cliff, he plummeted. His perception altered, colors faded but details sharpened, and everything grew in size around him.
Wild: Jacqui the Cat Mysteries #4 coming soon! Blurb-in-progress-
Jacqui Corleone has finally met his fated mate (Newsflash: it’s Wyatt), but unlike a romance novel, reality has other plans. The dog men are back, and along with their slobber and bad manners they bring a new level of danger to Jacqui’s life, and to Wyatt’s. Jacqui meets other cat shifters for the first time and is tantalized by a glimpse into their strange new world. Only cats aren’t much nicer than dogs, and soon Jacqui must choose if he’s going to run again, or stand and fight against an enemy more powerful than he ever imagined. And that’s saying a lot.
Very nice! I’ve often thought it would be nice to be able to shift into being something else for a while.
~Cie from Naughty Netherworld Press~
Oooh, I love this description of the shift!
Charmaine Gordon loving every moment of this latest snippet.
Great job, Alexis! You capture the sensations beautifully.
REALLY enjoyed his moment of shifting here. The details were so well done and coherent…great snippet.
Love the description of him shifting, especially ‘Let go of his shape, his humanity, his over-sized brain full of man concerns and man anxieties.’
So what kind of trouble is he going to get himself into now?
Nice description of the shifting process! Pulled me into the story. I also really liked the juxtaposition of things intrinsically human and those intrinsically cat. 🙂
A wonderful scene that captures the transformation perfectly. I can’t wait to see the cover art!
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