Effing Feline shows off his cousin’s voice #wewriwa

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I, Effing Feline, told you last week I got a letter from my cousin Lee. Unfortunately, he isn’t here yet.

No, he’s not back behind bars. Sheesh, how suspicious you people are!

He has a job that’ll delay him a little while. I’ll tell you about it after this message from my sponsor, Pandora Uncaged. In this snippet, we meet the hero of the piece.

A shaft of light from the open bedroom door woke up Aidan Forester. He blinked and buried his face in the pillow. His mind and body complained in stereo that it couldn’t possibly be morning yet.

Visitor, Aidan,” a grouchy soprano complained.

“What time is it?”

“Time to get dressed,” Maylee Sigridsdottir answered. “Your visitor insists he has to talk to you urgently. Like right now.”

“Visitor? Who?”

And a few more:

“Big guy, seven feet tall, funny accent, but the kind of voice you don’t disobey. Scanning his ident brought up an official-looking badge and new orders for you. So get up, up, up!” She pulled the blanket off him.

Effing Feline here again. Here’s Lee at work. Isn’t he great?

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  1. I wonder what those orders are going to be…

    Such a rude awakening, though.

    1. The orders are the inciting incident that starts the book in motion. Beyond that, I ain’t saying.

  2. Author Jessica E. Subject · · Reply

    Aiden sounds like everyone when they’re woken up. Great snippet! Makes me want to go back to bed.

    1. The ‘waking up’ part of this snippet encapsulates my expectations of what being on call, as Aidan is, must be like.

  3. nancygideon · · Reply

    I just love your descriptions. Puts the reader right there in bed beside him . . . now that’s an idea!

    1. If a book could really do that, each one of us would be rich!

  4. julieevelynjoyce · · Reply

    Ugh, she sounds more annoying than an alarm clock. I’ll stick to my “bleep-bleep-bleeps!” thankyouverymuch!

    1. I’m not a morning person. My dad was. Very annoying indeed.

  5. Enjoyed the snippet, can’t wait to meet this seven foot tall guy who just showed up (your hero was fine too – I sympathize with him having to get up before he’s ready).

    1. His height started out as a throwaway line, tossed out there just because it’s so un-cherublike. It ended up being a major part of his personality.

  6. I didn’t know Effing’s cousin was a movie star! Fabulous!

    I think your hero is in for an even ruder awakening once he meets with this 7 foot tall stranger. 🙂 Great snippet!

    1. Yep — and especially when he learns what the job is.

  7. Elaine Cantrell · · Reply

    He doesn’t like to get up any more than I do, LOL. I’m eager to see what the stranger wants.

    1. The seven-footer appears in all three books of the trilogy. One of my beta readers said he was her favorite character of all.

  8. What a way to be woken from slumber. lol I’m curious about the stranger and what he wants.

    1. When you’re a search and rescue team leader on call overnight, I guess you have to expect some two a.m. discomfort.

  9. I don’t think I’d argue about getting up if someone with that description was at my door. 🙂

    “So get up, up, up!” I think I heard that line out loud. 🙂 Well done!

    1. At least you didn’t you’d invite the stranger to share your bed instead of charging off into the night.

  10. Diane Burton · · Reply

    Great intro to the hero. Wow, Effing’s cousin Lee is famous!

    1. More famous than Effing? I’m not sure how well he’d handle that?

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