Yep, you’re cold #mfrwhooks

I, Effing Feline, have a few questions for all of you. They may seem like silly questions, but I’m serious, so please be serious in return, okay?

What happened to your tail? Did it hurt? Humans do  have tails, don’t they?

I’m continuing with hooks from one of my pet human’s favorite books, Rescuing Prince Charming. It’s an SFR set in the near future. Dusty and the alien guard get rid the time bomb from mankind’s first ever starship. What will they do next?

“It’s over,” he said.

Funny, it seemed more like a beginning. Even funnier: she’d never been so close to death, yet never felt so alive, so connected to another human being.

He hugged her tighter. “Over!”

His elation fueled hers. She burst into laughter and hopped up and down in his embrace.

“We did it,” he whooped.

“No, no, you did it. That was the bravest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

“Hah to that! Without you, that bomb blows apart my face. You were amazing.”

“Without you, that bomb blows up in my arms, because I could never have thrown it as far as you did.”

“Without you,” he said, “I’d still have my pants on.”

“Uh, yeah. I bet you’re cold.” She planted her palms on his buttocks. “Yep, you’re cold.”

He reciprocated by grabbing her bottom. “And you, my brave lady, are hot.”

Be sure to visit the hooks by other fine writers in the Book Hooks blog hop.

Rescuing 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.



  1. Love this scene…!

    1. Ed Judi Hoornaert · · Reply

      I do too, which is why I’ve featured it in this meme before.

  2. Great excerpt.

    Today’s posts also shared on Excerpts and Promotions


    1. Ed Judi Hoornaert · · Reply

      Thanks for the repost, Dee!

  3. You never fail to give me a chuckle.

    1. Ed Judi Hoornaert · · Reply

      What can I say? I’m just a generous guy, always giving things to people.

  4. Cathy Brockman · · Reply

    I love that last line!!!
    Feline, I lost my tail at birth. If I sit too long my bum does hurt!

    1. Ed Judi Hoornaert · · Reply

      Cathy, I’m not sure having a tail would keep your bum from hurting.

  5. Great banter between them.

    1. Ed Judi Hoornaert · · Reply

      Nothing like a close call to bring out the lustiness.

  6. K.A. Raines · · Reply

    This book seems like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!


    1. Ed Judi Hoornaert · · Reply

      It is a tremendous amount of fun! And I’m not one bit prejudiced!

  7. Made me laugh. Thank you.
    JQ Rose

    1. Ed Judi Hoornaert · · Reply

      Laughter is good. THanks for letting me know.

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