I, Effing Feline, am out of catnip.
You dare smile at that? It’s
series serious! I’m suffering frum the DT’s. Canned eben tipe!
Gotta earn more
catnap catnip. Gotta, gotta. So, real quick, more from Escapee, the upcoming science fiction romance from Ed Hoornaert, aka Mr Valentine.
In last week’s snippet, Catt Sayer confronted Captain Dukelsky, who was calmly typing reports in the wreckage of his former command. Catt scoffs openly. She already disliked Captain A-hole because of an earlier quarrel: his troopers had looked forward to her supply ship’s visits so eagerly that he’d assumed she must be a hooker.
But when she learns the reports are letters to his dead soldiers’ families, she’s mortified. The last line was Facing Dukelsky was like staring into a furnace.
Catt lowered her gaze. “I didn’t know…”
“Yet you assumed the worst of me.”
Without thinking, she had slumped into the submissive, hunched posture of a peasant being scolded by a patroon. Now, though, she straightened. She wouldn’t let him or any other rich patroon humble her, ever again. “Turnabout’s a bitch, eh?”
She expected him to ask what she meant, but a narrowing of his eyes told her he remembered his cheap prostitute comment. Their gazes locked. Catt refused to back down first.
Effing Feline here again. For cats, DT means Doggy Terrors — nightmares because of that evil chihuahua next door!
ESCAPEE — The African Queen in Outer Space
Catt Sayer, an abused peasant and a fugitive from justice on her home planet, makes a meager living flying a decrepit airship that delivers supplies to scattered military bases on an isolated, inhospitable mining moon.
When enemies invade the moon and destroy the bases, Catt rescues the lone survivor—Captain Hank Dukelsky, an upper-class army captain.
Now Hank wants her to risk her life on an impossible quest to attack the enemy headquarters on the far side of the moon…and Catt is falling in love with both the man and his magnificently quixotic ambition.