Effing Feline Needs More Catnip

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Fart-Fueled Flying Feline, Effing for short, writes the Weekend Writing Warrior posts on Mr. V’s behalf

I, Effing Feline, write these weekly posts for Ed Hoornaert, aka Mr. Valentine, This snippet from Mr. V’s newest release, Alien Contact for Kid Sisters.

Lots of folks posted that last week’s snippet had them dying to know whether Marianne gave in to her desires. She’s falling in love with Quinn, who saved twelve-year-old Elfy from rebel gunfire. Marianne thinks Quinn is a married Royal Guardian who’s protecting her even though he’s really an unmarried conman who’s kidnapping her.  Confused yet?

One kiss, and then I’ll go back to being a sane, moral person, I promise.

When their lips met, a shock sparked through her. She’d known kissing him would feel good, but not this good—not world-changing good. Their lips caressed each other with a magical exchange of awareness and attraction.

Gasping as though startled by the forces the kiss unleashed, Quinn pulled back and stared at her with wide, awestruck eyes. She laughed with quiet joy and was still laughing when he kissed her again. Overcome with passion, she whimpered … too loudly.

“Huh?” Blinking, Elfy sat up and asked, “What happened?”

An ice-cold shower couldn’t have shocked Marianne more than those quiet, sleepy words.

Effing Feline here again. If you buy Alien Contact for Kid Sisters, I’m pretty sure I can sweet talk Mr. V into getting me some more catnip–so buy it, purrty please!

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  1. Hmm Effing Feline, “feelgoods” always have a price to pay!
    Ask Marianne and Quinn!

    1. Duty vs pleasure, one of my common themes!

  2. Fireworks! Always keep your characters guessing.

    1. Fireworks in time for July 4.

  3. You write hot very well, Mr. V and you’ve got it goin’ on in this story!

    1. Thanks, Charmaine. Maybe living in Arizona helps me to write hot?

  4. “…Not world-changing good.”
    Ed, I LOVE that line. Fireworks all around!

    Great writing – I felt it too, my friend. You Go!

    1. Thanks, Paula. Congrats on your upcoming release!

  5. Great scene with a lot of chemistry. Well done!

    1. Sometimes when chemicals combine, they explode.

  6. A world class kiss all right! Wow! Hot little excerpt, loved it…

    1. Thanks very much, Veronica.

  7. I really like this line: “…not this good—not world-changing good.” Nice! Good snippet. 🙂

    1. Glad you like it, Teresa. In truth I hate describing kisses and such because it’s been done so often that it’s hard, if not impossible to make it sound fresh.

  8. Amelia Treader · · Reply

    I would never have thought of describing kisses that way.

    1. Yeah, well, I’ve never experienced a “world-changing” kiss either, so forget this write-what-you-know stuff.

  9. Karen Michelle Nutt · · Reply

    Love the tantalizing scene, even if it was one sided…for now. lol
    Love the mix up regarding her going with a married guardsman, who she thinks is protecting her, when in reality he’s actually a conman kidnapping her. But on the bright side, he’s single. hee hee Wonder how much kissing will be going on after she finds out the truth. Can’t wait to find out.

    1. I’ve always like the confusion and tension inherent in mistaken identity tales.

  10. Oh, bad timing Elfy! Or is it? Sounds like Marianne is a goner. I too have experienced a world-changing kiss and reader, I married him! Fortunately, he was not a conman. 🙂

    1. She can’t be a goner. Want to know how I know? The book isn’t even half over!

  11. Love this wonderful description of an epic kiss — nailed it!

    1. I spent several pages building up to the kiss, wringing poor Marianne through an ethical dilemma. The anticipation ran much longer than the kiss itself.

  12. Very nice indeed. I think her resolve to be good isn’t going to stand up against this kiss.

    1. Ah, but can the kiss stand up against a revelation that he isn’t Captain Charleyjohn, but conman Quinn Lebatarde?

  13. Whoops! Now that they’ve been interrupted, what will they do?

    1. With an eleven-year-old awake and watching, what can they do? Stay tuned…

  14. Now the question is… did Quinn enjoy the kiss quite as much as she did? And then, will he really want to kidnap her? Inquiring minds want to know.

    1. And don’t forget about the murderous rebels chasing Marianne (the queen’s sister) and Elfy (the king’s cousin). They figure into the equation as well.

  15. Man, that was a good kiss! Great scene. Wondering why Elfy doesn’t remember what happen though. Intriguing, you left me ganging.

  16. Ah, hanging. Sorry.

    1. Better this than ganging be a typo for ‘gagging’!

  17. chellecordero · · Reply

    Ouch, nothing like having an innocent child’s voice douse those desires. That kiss was certainly not expected by either party. Great snippet.

  18. an excellent kiss. too bad it was interrupted LOL

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