Hello and 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.
Hallelujah! The rains have come (to Oregon) and the air quality has gone from hazardous to moderate. In the night the air is good, and I can’t tell you what a relief it is to be able to open the doors and windows and breathe. Being a writer and a hermit, I’ve always loved the rain, but now it feels like an extra special blessing.
Unfortunately, our friend Jacqui is not feeling the love. On the contrary, his world is about to be upended. He thought the stray cat he’d met the night before had snuck into his place, but who is this intruder, really? I’m sharing from the first chapter of my new release, Wild: Jacqui the Cat Mysteries #4.
Every muscle tightened, and the air rippled slightly as his body prepared to shift once again. To flee or fight as required. He forced himself to keep his shape, and seized up a pair of scissors from the workbench.
The bathroom door opened and a man stepped out.
A nude, grinning man. “Hello,” he said. “Hope you don’t mind that I used your shower.”
Prepared only to snarl, Jacqui managed to choke out, “Mind? Of course I mind. Who the hell are you?”
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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 decide if he’s going to run again, or stand and fight against an enemy more powerful than he ever imagined.
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That’s definitely not something one would expect an intruder to do. I wonder what Wyatt would think. Great snippet!!
Yeah, that would definitely be unsettling.
He seems pretty comfortable being naked after breaking and entering into a stranger’s apartment. But nonetheless you have caught my attention. Great snippet!
Ack! And you leave us there? lol That snippet is outstanding!!
Well, that’s a surprise — one that is perfectly tailored to Jacqui, in some ways.
That would be a shock. I’m curious to know the response.
Oh wow, very bold and unexpected move! Terrific snippet, I feel so sorry for Jacqui because I’m sure there’s a lot more trouble ahead.
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Haha! Yeah, I’d mind if someone used my shower without my permission too. Unfortunately, I can’t shift into a cool cat form when chewing them out.
~Cie from Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost~