Bah Humbug! #mfrwbookhooks

Effing Feline here. I write a weekly blog post for my pet human, Ed Hoornaert. He “asked” (more like ordered) me to fill in today because he’s “busy,” he says, with his three sons who flew 10,000 total miles to visit at Christmas, one way. As if that’s any excuse for sloughing the work onto poor overworked little me. I need my beauty sleep!

Poor, mistreated Effing Feline

So let’g get this silliness over pronto. A selection from Ed’s latest release, Rescuing Prince Charming.

Dusty Johnson and an alien guard have found a time bomb hidden in the guts of a prototype starship. Not trusting each other, they trade insults before carrying the bomb out of the ship. Yadda yadda yawn.

From the front, Kwadran shorts left little to the imagination. Which was a stupid thing to think about at a time like this.

“Give it [the bomb], you stubborn American. You move too slowly.”

“Carefully,” she corrected. “I move carefully.”

“No time for careful.” He seized the box, hugged it in the crook of his arm like a running back, and raced away.

“You’ll kill us both, you moron.” She followed as he dodged around a tall air filtration casing. He was taking a different route through the machinery than she had. Was it faster or slower? No time even to speculate. With a reckless burst of speed, she caught up to him.

“You’re fast,” he said as he vaulted over an insulated sewer pipe and rounded the purifier complex.

“Track team at The University of Arizona. But I’m surprised”—she slowed to climb over the warm sewer pipe—“to hear a Kwadran admit an American can do anything well.”

He glanced back at her. She wished he wouldn’t do that. If he ran into something, the bomb might explode almost in her face. It wasn’t a world-class face, but her head would look bloody awful without it.

Be sure to check out the book hooks by other great writers in the Book Hooks blog hop. Bah humbug!

Rescuing 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.

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  1. That’s not really Effing, is it? Poor creature!

    Happy holidays, Ed!

    1. I believe it’s a Viet Namese cat. Effing would like to get all the sympathy that this pic deserves. Hope you had a great Christmas, Lisabet!

  2. “her head would look bloody awful without it” – um, yeah… LOL Love your writing, Ed.

    1. That’s quite a compliment, Kayelle. Thanks so much. I have Bringer of Chaos on pre-order — got to keep up on what’s new in SFRom, you know.

  3. That poor kitty. I took in a stray who was little more than skin and bones at the time, and even he looked better than that baby. That picture is going to haunt me for days now. Happy new year.

    1. Sorry about the haunting, Kathryn. I don’t write horror for this very reason.

  4. You have a great sense of humor

    1. This is a tense moment, yet still I can’t resist a witty bon mot.

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