I, Effing Feline, am hissed at Ed. Before you say that’s nothing new, let me tell you that this time I have a really good reason. Alien Contact for an Enhanced Nutcracker features a valiant and long-suffering cat named Thug. Several people have commented that they love Thug.
But does the brand new cover depict Thug? No, no, no no nononono!
Alien Contact for an Enhanced Nutcracker is a Christmas novella and the 6th installment of the Alien Contact for Idiots series. Last week, Holly Jansen got locked out of her apartment because her roommate made off with her part of the rent money. She’s torturing her poor cat, Thug (love that name!) by dragging his carrier through winter rain.
Eventually, the cat carrier was buckled into the passenger seat and she was sitting, and dripping, in the driver’s seat.
“There, didn’t I tell you?” she said, her teeth chattering.
Thug yowled, a piteous cry of despair that made her throat tighten with pain. She’d done nothing to deserve getting locked out of her apartment but Thug really, really didn’t deserve this.
She put the key in the ignition and turned it. The starter clicked.
Not started, just clicked.
She tried again, then again, but it didn’t even click. This wasn’t the first time the car had failed to start in the rain, but it was the worst time.
The worst of times . . .
Effing Feline here again. The book’s cover just got revealed, if you’re interested. You probably won’t be, because there’s no cat. Hiss!
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 she meets the lead dancer, she wonders if it’s a curse, instead . . .
. . . because the Kwadran queen has secretly ordered superstar dancer Rafael Sekwa to produce a potlatch dance honoring her husband’s ancestors — on the same date, time, and stage as The Nutcracker. The stubborn genius is determined to do so, no matter what, and Holly finds her ambition melting in the face of her growing admiration . . . and love.
Coming soon — October 21!
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