I, Effing Feline, have a lot in common with Jo Beaverpaw, the heroine of Newborn, Mr V’s newest science fiction romance. You see, although Jo is injured and spends the first half of the book recuperating, she heals superfast. Not only that, she has superpowers that slowly emerge as she heals.
As a member of the superior race (felines), I identify with superpowers!
In this snippet, Darby Lapierre learns firsthand how incredibly well coordinated she is. Two days before, he’d shown her how to play darts, and beaten her thoroughly. She practices alone and then challenges him to a rematch.
A few minutes later, when I hit twenty to win the game — without missing a single shot — he was only on eight. “I should’ve bet a kiss on the outcome of the game,” I said.
“I’ll never bet against you, Jo.” He shook his head slowly, and his voice echoed none of my playfulness. “How did you do that?”
“I told you, I’ve been practicing.”
He walked to the board, pulled out the darts, and paused, facing away. “No one…” He shook his head. “No, let me rephrase this: no human being could possibly become perfect after only a few days’ practice.”
Effing Feline here again. My superpower is eating. My other superpower is sleeping. I’m an unchallenged champion at both!
She was born to kill
Jo Beaverpaw is born fully grown, well-armed, and impatient to tackle her Destiny … which is 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’re intrigued by the idea that the Schwarzenegger-assassin in the original Terminator could have been a bad-assed (yet petite) female, don’t miss Newborn.
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Alien Contact for Idiots, the first book in the series that includes Newborn, is free during this month’s sci fi and fantasy cross promotion. Check it out — and the other great books, as well.