Effing Feline’s most fun ever

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I, Effing Feline, am struck by a line in the snippet I’ve chosen for your delectation today:

she’d never had so much fun in her whole life as in the last ten minutes

It made me think what is the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. It was the first time I xxxxxxx xxxxx xxxx’x xxxxx, and xxxxx was xxx hot and delicious. And I got away with it!

Yet another snippet from Rescuing Prince Charming. Dusty Johnson, a tech writer working on Earth’s first starship, has helped an alien Kwadran throw a saboteur’s bomb into the ocean, where it exploded harmlessly.

It finally sank in, all the way to the deepest marrow of her bones, that she [Dusty] wasn’t going to die, really and truly, and in that instant an orgasmic realization flooded her soul: she’d never had so much fun in her whole life as in the last ten minutes. With a joyous laugh, she pressed her cheek against his warm, hard biceps.

His body pressed hers with delicious warmth and intimacy. Under any other circumstance, she would’ve objected. Maybe slapped him. But this wasn’t the real world; it was reality on steroids, a riotous and astonishing moment outside of time, and his fierce embrace was perfect. She buried her cheek in the soft, clean-smelling twag of his shirt.

“It’s over,” he said.

Funny, it seemed more like a beginning.

Effing Feline here again. Those darned Internet censors are at it again! Oh well, I’m sure you were able to figure out what I meant.

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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.

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  1. susanamass11 · · Reply

    Hi, Ed.

    You have a very interesting book. I must admit I never read a novel with aliens. This would definitely be my first time reading one. Is it in books?

    1. Well . . . they’re alien humans from an alternate Earth, rather than little green men. Their Earth shared a history with ours until ~1800, so there are a lot of similarities, though on the Kwadrans’ Earth, tribes rather than Europeans rule the west coast. Rescuing Prince Charming is available in trade paperback as well as e-book.

  2. Effing, you are such a tease!

    (Love this snippet!)

    1. LOL. I was going to say the same thing!

      1. We’re only supposed to post 10 sentences, so a tease is all there’s time for.

  3. Personally, my favorite line is
    a riotous and astonishing moment outside of time

    great snippet!

    1. Thanks, Adriana. i’m trying to establish a believable motivation for Dusty to do something she’d never do otherwise.

  4. It certainly isn’t the real world. Love it!

    1. You’re totally correct. It’s a *fictional* world.

  5. Certainly people tend to have sexual urges just after moments of great danger. I’m not sure about Kwadrans, however. Maybe not if he thinks its over. 🙂 (I don’t think so!)

    1. You may have to read the book to find out, then.

  6. Author Jessica E. Subject · · Reply

    Oh, she’s still riding the adrenaline. Well written! 🙂

    1. Adrenaline doesn’t vanish just because a bomb goes off.

  7. Yes, that certainly does seem like a beginning, very well done scene!

    1. I go over a book’s opening chapters, and go over then and over them. I sure try to make those opening scenes effective.

  8. Love this scene. Very well done!

    1. Thanks so much, Chris!

  9. Loved this whole snippet! I was definitely a bit jealous. I love biceps! LOL.

    1. You love biceps, eh? I used to have those.

  10. I’ll bet she’s wishing for more of him!
    But, what does he think of her?

    1. I’ve deliberately avoided his POV in the first 2 chapters because he has a rather huge secret that would otherwise be ruined.

  11. Ah, giddy and romantic. A delightful moment.

    1. I think if I were to heroically survive a bombing, I’d feel giddy as well.

  12. nancygideon · · Reply

    What a tease you are, Ed! You’ve certainly captured the moment perfectly.

  13. I can totally understand why she would feel like this after such an ‘explosive’ incident. You now have me wondering about whatever it is Reese is hiding! Effing, you are incorrigible! 🙂

    1. You’ve got to have something up your sleeve at this point. Otherwise this is too good a place for ‘mini-story’ to be over.

  14. Diane Burton · · Reply

    “it was reality on steroids.” Love that line. Your first chapter is like a chase scene in a Bond movie. High action, tension, then a “whew” at the end.

    1. Keeping reading, Diane! That “whew” will progress into sighs of contentment suitable for a romance rather than a Bond movie.

  15. elainecsc2013 · · Reply

    Oh, that last line is great.

    1. Gotta leave readers with the desire to read on, I always say.

  16. People do all kinds of crazy things in the rush after they could have died. A hug is pretty tame, by those standards!

    1. If they stopped there, it would be tame, yes.

  17. Well done, Ed. You relayed her emotions perfectly.

    1. I stole that bit about “deep in her bones” and “the most fun she’d ever had” from an astronaut’s reaction to making it into orbit after the terror of takeoff.

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