I, Effing Feline, am in Toronto, where it’s cold. Mr Valentine’s son says it isn’t cold yet — up to 72 degrees Fahrenheit one day — but I’m a Southern Arizona cat, and anything under 90 is cold!
Another excerpt today from Newborn, Mr V’s upcoming science fiction romance. Jo Beaverpaw was born alone in a forest moments before this excerpt, fully grown and well armed and ignorant of many things. Including propriety.
Jo’s ignorance and her compulsion led to her falling down a mountainside, resulting a concussion and broken legs. She has just awakened in the remote private hospital where her target is also recovering. Her body’s special enhancements enable her to withstand massive pain.
Keeping watch outside her room is the story’s hero, Darby Lapierre, the bodyguard assigned to protect the woman Jo is programmed to kill.
“Mary—that’s one of Hen’s nurses—washed and ironed your clothes,” Darby said. “She put them in the hall closet so she wouldn’t wake you.”
I stood carefully, determined to show no pain. If I moved slowly enough, pain and dizziness merely growled instead of baring fangs and lunging at my throat.
Darby looked at me in wonder. Creases wrinkled the corners of his mouth as he smiled. How could an enemy have a face so appealing that my belly — though not my brain — felt warm and trusting?
I turned, slowly of course, toward where he’d pointed.
“Uh, Josette . . . your hospital gown is open at the back.”
That observation didn’t seem to require a response, so I said and did nothing.
Effing Feline here again. I do NOT understand the point of this scene. My rear is always exposed. Who cares?
She was born to kill
Jo Beaverpaw is born fully grown, well-armed, and impatient to tackle her Destiny … to kill her alien nation’s most wanted fugitive. Her life is pre-programmed and straightforward – until she meets the sexy bodyguard of her intended target.
Newborn is the third exciting book in Edward Hoornaert’s near-future romance series, Alien Contact for Idiots. If you agree that The Terminator should’ve starred a bad-assed (yet petite) female, don’t miss Newborn.
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