I, Effing Feline, wish you a blah blah happy Valentine’s Day. May you find your blah, blah, blah, if you haven’t already blahed him. (In case my attitude isn’t clear, here’s what we cats think is the only thing this holiday is good for:
That’s right — catnapping!
Pandora Dayle is the acting director of Quak, a veterinary-slash-research facility on a new colony planet. There are lots of beasties learn about. In last week’s snippet, you met Harry the gator.
With one patient taken care of, she put away the syringe and grabbed a couple of huge pills from a medicine bottle. Then she tiptoed into the quarantine’s back room.
She’d yet to discover anything that would soothe the mobeave’s temper. She’d never dared enter its cage, because with its fierce claws and teeth, a wrong move could be serious. Even fatal. No other creature yet discovered on Addoray was as dangerously armed.
“Hi, Moby. Ready for your medicine?”
The five-foot long, vaguely beaver-like beast didn’t respond. That wasn’t unusual, but it was unusual that the quadruped’s hind legs rested on the pool’s bank while its head was completely submerged.
“Washing your face, are you? Good for you. A handsome guy—or girl, sorry—with infected cuts can’t keep yourself too clean.”
She donned work gloves and grabbed a couple finger fish from the wall fridge. After stuffing a pill down each of the fish’s mouths, she tossed them through the slit at the top of the transparent cage. The mobeave was constantly hungry.
Effing Feline here again. Ordinarily, I’d show you the blurb for Pandora Uncaged, book 2 in the Passion Island trilogy. Not today. Instead, here’s the brand new cover for book 1, The Seven-Foot Cupid, which will be released March 8. (Sorry for all the delays with this release. Sigh.)
The Seven-Foot Cupid
Ember Dayle prides herself on handling anything her newly colonized planet can throw at her. After an injury, she’s determined to prove herself again. She gets her chance when ordered to explore a mysterious cave on a wilderness mountain. Until that’s done, the last thing she needs is the distraction of a man.
Tyler, an explorer from her town’s fierce rival, is sent to explore the same cave. Like Ember, he’s been in an accident . . . but he was the only survivor. When he meets Ember, he’s drawn not only to her beauty and toughness, but by her ability to deal openly with her accident.
Booker is a naïve Apprentice Cupid for a secret group hoping to make the colonists healthier and smarter by helping people with strong genes fall in love. His first assignment: Ember and Tyler. His strategy: lock them in an abandoned cabin together. With nothing else to pass the time, maybe they’ll find love.
He doesn’t realize he’s locked them in with the fiercest, most intelligent native beast ever discovered. Can love help them survive?