I, Effing Feline, have made New Year’s resolutions. I shall, of course, keep them even if weak-willed humans fail with theirs:
- I know I have a rough tongue (hey, I’m a cat!), but in the new year I shall always be nice, never snarky
- I’ve been called a narcissist. Never again! I shall always care for the feelings of others over myself.
- Twiggles the Dog looks at me with the saddest puppy dog eyes. I vow to never again steal her food.
Another snippet from Rescuing Prince Charming. Dusty Johnson, a tech writer working on Earth’s first starship, is helping a Kwadran (a native American from an alternate Earth) find a saboteur’s time bomb. Racing against time, they’re carrying the bomb out of the starship’s labyrithine mechanical deck.
“This is the fifth sabotage attempt in the last few months.” She was almost 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. “The gossip mill down here is the most efficient communication device ever concocted by mankind.”
Effing Feline here again. Okay, which one of you stupid idiots snapped the picture above? [Mr V: There goes resolution #1]
Hey, Mr V, stop inserting your asinine comment into MY blog post. [Mr V: And #2 bites the dust.]
Alright already! At least #3 is intact. I was stealing Mr V’s food, not Twiggles!
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.