I, Effing Feline, think that the saying “Be careful what you wish for” applies only to humans, not cats. For example, Mrs Valentine (Ed’s wife) wished for cool weather during her recent trip from Arizona to Toronto to visit the two sons who live there. What she got was freezing rain, snow, and frigid temperatures. Be careful what you wish for!
But it’s different for cats. I wish for a pound of fresh salmon and four tokes of catnip every day. What could possibly go wrong?
Audra Verhailey, a runaway young mother, flees with her baby from Oregon to Kwadra Island, which native Americans from an alternate Earth have ‘hopped’ to our Earth. She’s so desperate that she accepts the help of a Kwadran construction worker she doesn’t know. Now she’s having second thoughts . . . third thoughts . . . fourth thoughts.
Everybody, or at least every woman, knew that a guy who abandoned work to help a total stranger was damned suspicious; he must want something from her.
He’d gotten back in his truck and drove them into the wilderness for nearly an hour, then hiked up this mountain with her. He even carried her backpack, heavy with diapers, toys, formula, baby food, a single change of clothes for herself, two flashlights, and, heaviest of all, sixty-four size-AAA batteries.
And now, as Audra hurried to catch up to him, she prayed the something he wanted wasn’t her in an unmarked grave.
It was theoretically possible he was greatest gentleman alive, but as Kwadrans like him said, hah to that. He was a guy, so threats were more likely than gentlemanly manners. Her bootleg map indicated this mountainside was roughly where she needed to be — but there was nobody around for miles to hear cries for help. That made her the most naive idiot still breathing . . . at least for a while.
And it was nobody’s fault but her own.
She’d told herself over and over not to trust muscular, macho guys, but after puzzling over a map written in an alien language, with a dollar and eighteen cents in her purse and half of yesterday’s banana in her belly, she’d felt so desperate that she’d gone and trusted him anyway.
Effing Feline here again. This lady wishes this dude will help her, not hurt her — but remember, humans should be careful what they wish for. Is there anything you wish for that might end badly?
Here are the other books in the Alien Contact for Idiots series. Although part of a series, each story stands alone, so you can start with any book.
Alien Contact for Idiots
(4.2 stars out of 5 on Amazon)
What’s a woman going to do when she’s quarantined with an out-of-this-world alien?
This book has heroic cats who torment the villain!
Alien Contact for Kid Sisters
(4.6 stars out of 5 on Amazon)
Fleeing murderous rebels, the queen’s sister finds a hero to save her. Or is he kidnapping her, instead?
(4.7 stars out of 5 on Amazon)
She was born to kill. Not love.
Rescuing Prince Charming
(4.6 stars out of 5 on Amazon)
She’s no heroine. He’s no prince charming.
This one features Priscilla the cat in a major role, which makes it Ed’s best book yet!