Last week I, Effing Feline, told you I had the DT’s because I ran out of catnip. Here’s was happened to me after that:
That’s right. I was in an INSTITUTION, in a STRAITJACKET while I dried out. (And before you ask — no, this is not my head photoshopped onto beautiful redhead, in a blatant plea for sympathy and salmon tidbits. Do you honestly think we cats can use Photoshop? Get serious!)
Today, another snippet from Escapee, the upcoming science fiction romance from my pet human, Ed Hoornaert, aka Mr Valentine. I’m skipping ahead a couple chapters.
Catt Sayer rescued Captain Hector Dukelsky, the only soldier who survived an invasion of a mining moon called Banff. He wants Catt to fly him in her airship to attack the enemy headquarters on the other side of the moon. Storms and volcanoes make the trip impossible, yet she agrees, certain he’ll abandon his mad plan after experiencing Banff’s fury.
Immediately following a close encounter with the wild winds caused by a pair of volcanoes, Catt pets a pet cat (I loved typing this phrase), certain that Hector will abandon his suicidal quest.
She stared down at the cat and spoke as though Hector wasn’t there. “After that experience he realizes, of course, that flying to the other side of the moon is too dangerous to contemplate. Right?” She looked up at him, her eyes narrowed and focusing on him like surgical lasers.
“The only thing I’m convinced of is that you’re a fantastic pilot,” Hector said. “I had misgivings before, but after seeing you in action, Miss Sayer, I … well, I can’t tell you how glad I am to have you along on this mission.”
Hector blinked. This woman sure didn’t accept compliments very well.
Effing Feline here again. I simply must insist that those salmon tidbits be fresh, not frozen or canned. See to it!
I almost forgot. Mr V is looking for folks who might be interested in posting an honest Amazon/Goodreads/whatever review fairly soon after the April 19 release. If that’s you, Mr V can send you an ARC. (Whatever an ARC is. I’m pretty sure it’s not edible, so don’t get your hopes up.)
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The African Queen in Outer Space
Catt Sayer just wants to survive. The working-class fugitive delivers military supplies on her decrepit airship, but her hard-won livelihood vanishes when invaders overrun her harsh moon. And now an idealistic, upper-class officer wants her to risk her life on a hopeless voyage to attack enemy headquarters – manned by 10,000 soldiers.
Edward Hoornaert’s romantic space opera, Escapee, continues the saga of the Dukelsky family (begun in The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station). If you like The African Queen and the thrill of underdogs finding love while battling a hostile environment, you’ll love Escapee.
Don’t let this rousing tale escape you. Pre-order Escapee today.