Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Here, Kitty, Kitty

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where writers from a wide variety of genres share from their work in excerpts of ten sentences or fewer. I’m extra glad to be here this week because a few days ago, I thought I might have to evacuate due to a wildfire about ten miles from where I live here in Oregon. Although it was unlikely to come to that, I made of list of what to grab first: Six cats, water, wine, passport, backup drive of everything I’ve ever written, change of underwear and socks. Yup, those are my priorities and I’m sticking to it.

On to the snippet! I’m sharing from my new release, Wild: Jacqui the Cat Mysteries #4. Last week, Jacqui discovered the suspicious cat he’d encountered earlier that morning had sneaked into his apartment.

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Jacqui’s territory, his inner sanctum, violated by a mangy stray.

What did I tell you about establishing a defensive perimeter?

Dogs can’t climb trees. How was I to know I’d have to worry about cats?

He padded silently to his worktable in the middle of the room and turned a slow circle. He didn’t see any damage, or the cat. Gone already? But, no, the smell was too intense, even for a stinky tom.

“Here, Kitty, Kitty”, he said without much enthusiasm, “where are you hiding?”

A rustling came from the bathroom and before Jacqui’s disbelieving eyes, the doorknob began to turn.

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I’m doing the book tour thing, featuring the entire Jacqui the Cat Mysteries line up. You can click here to read up on all the books and enter a giveaway for an Amazon gift card!

Wild: Jacqui the Cat Mysteries #4 ~ Available Now!

Cat Shifter Jacqui Corleone has finally met his fated mate, but unlike in a romance novel, reality has other plans. For one thing, Wyatt doesn’t know Jacqui is a shifter. For another thing, the dog men are back, and along with their slobber and their bad breath they bring a new level of danger to Jacqui’s life, and to Wyatt’s. When Jacqui meets other cat shifters for the first time, he’s tantalized by a glimpse into their strange new world, but 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.

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11 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Here, Kitty, Kitty

  1. This snippet definitely left me on the edge, wanting to read more. Fabulous!

    Glad you didn’t have to evacuate! Hopefully it won’t come to that. Stay safe!

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  2. You have my mind turning! I don’t know what’s going on with this other cat. It must be a shifter too, but who?? Does Wyatt know this other cat? It must be unfamiliar to Jacqui, too. Oh, the mystery! 🙂

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  3. Just an update on the fire. The one near me has stopped spreading, last I heard, so that’s a relief, but the air quality is off the charts hazardous. This is worse mentally than the shut down, because I can’t even go outside. Let’s all pray, dance or meditate for rain!

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  4. First off: I love the list of priorities. I would add (unless it’s a twist off) a wine opener. From experience, it’s a sad day when there’s wine but no way to get to it. But I am glad you didn’t have to evacuate. Please stay safe over there.

    Secondly: I love this scene. There’s so many questions and the cliffhanger is too good. I can’t wait to read more.

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