I, Effing Feline am not here. I’m far away in my mind, vacationing in the land of catnip — which is the superior, feline version of Margaritaville. Go away, unlucky humans, and read this week’s snippet without my inspiring guidance.
For the last few weeks, we’ve glimpsed Tal Pelletier’s misgivings about opening the doors to the abandoned underground city where he had lived when his wife and child died, before his people hopped Kwadra Island to this Earth. Now they have finally opened the doors to the massive underground cavern housing the city where he was born and lived until his wife and child died.
Tal blinked, because although the cavern’s lights were dim, they were too bright after the ventilation tunnel. The air smelled and felt different. The brisk air in the ventilation tunnel was raucous and angry; this air was still with resignation.
Audra moved, startling him. She touched her forehead, the baby on her chest, then both shoulders. He puzzled over her movements for a moment before realizing she’d made the sign of the cross. The gesture was perfect, showing that she realized the mystical power of the world of his ghosts. She was indeed a Spirit Guide, sent to help him overcome his demons.
Instead of entering, they stood on the verge, not closing the door on the howling wind. Prepared to take his cue from his Guide, he waited.
Effing Feline here again . . . except that I’m not, remember? So just go away and leave me be.
Alien Contact for Runaway Moms
She’s running from an abusive lover…but what is she running to?
When her abusive lover tries to take custody of her baby, Audra flees where even he can’t follow: the aliens’ forbidden cities underneath Kwadra Island.
But can the safety she wants for her daughter survive a search party, violent alien criminals—and the love of an emotionally damaged Kwadran?