I, Effing Feline, have gotten interested in tracking down my ancestors, and I’ve discovered some cats who are worthy of my bloodline — well as some who are NOT. Clearly, my ancestors must not only have superior intelligence but also je ne sais quoi. That’s Cattish for dignity and gravitas. At the end of this blog post, I’ll show you a few clownish cats who could not possibly be my kin.
But first, another snippet from a December 4 sci fi romance by Ed, 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. After searching fruitlessly, Dusty finds a lone guard, an alien human, who is also searching for the bomb. She speaks first — and shows that she has quite a mouth when she’s under intense pressure.
“Is that the bomb?”
“I think so.”
“You think so? What kind of bomb disposal expert are you?”
Shaking his head, he stared at the box and scowled. “Expert?”
Dusty’s eyes went wide. “You don’t know bomb disposal, yet you removed the lid? That could’ve set it off, you stupid idiot.” She’d done the same thing when she opened the lunch-pail lid, but that was different…somehow.
Effing Feline here again. I promised pictures of some cats who simply canNOT be part of my noble bloodline. Look at these shameless felines and cringe!
If you can stomach it, click the pics for larger version. How crass! How unfeline! When you’re done screaming in horror, be sure to visit the other writers in the Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday.
Rescuing Prince Charming
Alien Contact for Idiots, book four
Available December 4
Low introductory price
She’s no heroine. He’s no Prince Charming.
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.