I, Effing Feline, am starting excerpts from a new book. Not because I want to (I don’t care one way or another about Ed’s books, though don’t tell him that) but because he already has another book coming out. One in September, now one in October? He’s going to wear my beautiful paws down to mere nubbins. Poor me!
Alien Contact for an Enhanced Nutcracker is a Christmas novella –Ed’s first ever novella that didn’t overeat and become a novel — and the 6th installment of the Alien Contact for Idiots series. It’s set 5 years from November. Rather than tell you about it (I’m worried about my poor paws, you know) let’s jump right in to the story.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Holly Jansen said to the Thug.
Thug didn’t answer.
“The age of wisdom, the age of…” Her voice trailed off; trudging through the first winter storm of the year wasn’t conducive to quoting Charles Dickens. “I know it doesn’t seem like it, but it’s the best of times because . . . because, well, Black Friday is over and it’s now the Christmas season. The time for Christmas miracles.”
When a gust splashed her face, Holly bent her head into the biting rain. “Yeah, yeah, we need one of those — maybe two. But this is my favorite time of the year — yours too, Thug?’”
No answer came from inside the cat carrier.
The rain made the side street in front of her former apartment seem dark and threatening. It was cold, close to freezing; close to snowing, too; a drop, suspiciously solid, hit the tip of her nose.
Effing Feline here again. I think I’m going to hate this book. That poor, wet cat! How dare Ed torture a feline merely to sell books!
Alien Contact for an Enhanced Nutcracker
They both need a Christmas miracle
Holly Jansen, a young orchestra conductor down on her luck, is secretly hired by an alien king to conduct The Nutcracker on Kwadra Island as a Christmas present for his American wife. This big break seems like a Christmas miracle . . . but after meeting the lead dancer, she knows it’s a curse, instead.
Because the Kwadran queen has secretly ordered superstar Rafe Sekwa to produce a Christmas potlatch honoring Kwadra’s tribal ancestors — at the same time as Holly’s Nutcracker. He’s determined to do so, no matter what, and Holly finds her ambition melting in the face of her growing admiration . . . and love.
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