I, Effing Feline, have enjoyed telling the world about the feline source of Christmas traditions. Today I’m going to debunk one of the biggest lies of the season.
The truth is, Santa isn’t real. No mere human is that good and generous. Instead, the legend is based on the saintly life of a supremely generous CAT!
Now I turn from the absolute truth to an outright lie that my pet human has told for fun and profit — namely a snippet from Rescuing Prince Charming.
Dusty Johnson, a tech writer working on Earth’s first starship, has helped a stranger (a native American from an alternate Earth) find a saboteur’s time bomb. It’s set to explode in minutes, but she’s blocking the tunnel they have to crawl through to get the bomb out of the cranny where it was hidden. And they don’t get along well . . . yet.
He took a deep breath and held out the shoebox. “This goes against my sense of chivalry.”
“Screw chivalry.” She reached for the box — but he pulled it away from her grasp.
“I’ll have you know I’m a gentleman.”
“And the School for Chivalrous Gentlemen taught you that Take off my pants is a polite greeting?”
Is Please take this bomb, with my compliments an improvement?” He gave a tight-lipped sigh. “I don’t like handing this to a woman.”
But he did it anyway. Holding the box reassured her . . . until she remembered it held a bomb.
Effing Feline here again. From now on, remember the correct spelling of Santa’s name: Santa Claws.
Rescuing Prince Charming
Alien Contact for Idiots, book four
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.