I, Effing Feline, look out the window a lot. Not as much as I sleep, but it’s more fun than most of the things around here. I mean, how many times can sharpen my claws on the same old carpet, day after day? I tell you, that bothers me as much as it does Ed. Not that I understand why he cares. People are weird.
I’ll tell you what’s the weirdest thing about humans after this word from my sponsor, Ed’s WIP, The Seven Foot Cupid.
Ember Dayle’s job is to exploring a suspicious new hole in the ground that pokes right through to ceiling of the cave (lava tube, actually) that is very close to the surface. To go down into the lava tube, she must use her high-tech rappel vest to lower her to the cave floor.
Little does she know that Tyler Estrella is already down there, exploring the tube for his settlement. He hears her at the hole and looks up, just in time.
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After a moment, a woman gave a bloodcurdling battle cry and launched herself at him. A hailstorm of dirt and falling rocks distracted him from defending himself. The attacker—this had to be an attack, right?—slammed his shoulders, driving him backward to the cave’s floor.
His head hit hard stone. The world swam. The light overhead flared, narrowed, danced crazily, split into two. Then three.
Someone groaned. It was him, maybe. Wasn’t sure, though.
By the time the skylight resolved into a single source that was bigger than the mysterious round hole that had drawn him here, he realized he was shaking.
Correction. He was being shaken by…someone. But who?
Oh yeah. The woman sprawled on top of him.
Effing Feline here again. I bet some of you an guess who this woman is.
People are weird because they spend all sort of time looking at electronic screens. Yes, I mean YOU, reading this.
The Seven Foot Cupid
Book One in the Passion Island Trilogy
A locked-in-together romance
Ember prides herself on handling anything her newly colonized planet can throw at her. After a head injury shakes her confidence, she’s determined to prove herself again. She gets her chance when she’s ordered to explore a mysterious new cave.
Tyler, an explorer from a rival town, is given the same task. Like Ember, he’d been in an accident – – but his entire team died, leaving him drowning in survivor’s guilt. When he meets Ember, he’s drawn not only to her beauty and toughness, but by how well she deals with her accident.
Booker, a naïve Apprentice Cupid for a secret organization, receives his first assignment: get Ember and Tyler together. His strategy: lock them in an abandoned cabin together so they get to know each other.
He doesn’t realize he’s locked them in with . . . something else. Something dangerous. Something no human has ever seen.