I, Effing Feline, have gotten interested in tracking down my ancestors, and I’ve discovered some cats who are worthy of my bloodline.
Like Bucky B. Katt. He’s described on his Wiki page as selfish, cynical, and lazy — my hero! Some say Bucky isn’t real, a mere creation for the Get Fuzzy comic strip, but such a paragon of felininity simply must be my relative.
From the sublime to the ridiculous . . . another snippet from an upcoming sci fi romance by my pet human: Rescuing Prince Charming. Last week, tech writer Dusty Johnson shocked herself by searching for a saboteur’s time bomb in the belly of a half-built starship. The bomb is set to go off in mere minutes.
Only one Kwadran (they’re aliens from the future) dares to help her dispose of the bomb. In this scene they’ve found the bomb and are racing to toss it in the ocean. But a slip of the tongue causes an unexpected delay, and a delay is the last thing she wants. Because the bomb is ticking.
“This is the fourth sabotage attempt in the last few months.” Dusty was panting; too much time spent behind a desk.
“Third,” he corrected.
“You know more about this than Security?” He stopped abruptly and shone his flashlight at her face as though interrogating her; his voice was all Kwadran, curt and accusing. “How?”
Temporarily blinded, she banged her elbow against a sharp edge, sending a spear of pain down her ulnar nerve. She rubbed her crazy bone. “Trust me — the gossip mill down here is the most efficient communication device ever devised by mankind.”
Effing Feline here again. I totally believe that gossip is more efficient than high tech security. After all, gossip is how cats have spread the word about their magnificence among humans for eons.
Speaking of magnificence, Bucky Katt has nine lives of it. For example, many Get Fuzzy story lines show Bucky inventing ways to antagonize and annoy Rob (his pet human) and Satchel (a dog). Annoying them is his hobby, and that is magnificence I vow to emulate.
Rescuing Prince Charming
Alien Contact for Idiots, book four
Available December 4
Dusty Johnson, a self-styled ordinary, everyday woman, responds with extraordinary heroism when saboteurs try to bomb the prototype of Earth’s first starship. Although she yearns to return to anonymity, that moment of courage propels her ever deeper into dangers that tear the scabs off her dark secrets—and thrust her into the arms of the unattainable man of her dreams.
Reese Eaglesbrood, an alien prince, yearns to restore his tattered reputation by guiding the starship project to completion, but his fascination with the unassuming heroine threatens to undermine his fragile authority. Shunning Dusty is necessary, yet unthinkable—and when the saboteurs strike again, she is his only ally against Earth’s most elusive enemies.
Rescuing Prince Charming is now available for pre-sale. If anyone is willing to post an honest review (and yes, I really mean honest) soon after release, I could probably be talked into sending a pre-release copy their way.