In Pandora Uncaged, book 2 in my Passion Island trilogy, Pandora Dayle is in charge of a animal hospital / zoo for indigenous animals on the new colony planet, Addoray. As you can imagine, there are loads of strange creatures in the book — slytherins, mobeaves, chasm cats, slop dogs, and the ubiquitous boothies.
But you don’t have to go to Addoray to find strange animals. Here are a few of Earth’s weirdest creatures that I didn’t know existed until recently.
I might have seen pictures of this guy before. Maybe. He looks almost normal until he stands up.
Japanese Spider Crab
If you think that last guy has long legs, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
Kinda gross, but harmless.
Venezuelan Poodle Moth
From the ridiculous to the sublime! Isn’t she cute?
For more really strange animals, check out:
Book Two in the Passion Island Trilogy — A friends-to-lovers future romance
Pandora Dayle is her family’s disgraced black sheep. Ten years after running away from home, she’s rebuilt her self-respect at an isolated facility for saving animals native to the colony’s planet. Her redemption feels as fragile as a dream, but she’ll be okay if nothing traumatic happens.
But when the best friend from her innocent youth arrives, her insecurities mushroom.
Aidan used to be Pandora’s best friend. Since his teen years, he’s held heroic jobs—police officer and now Search and Rescue leader. He adored innocent young Pandora so much he compares every woman to her idealized memory, and finds them wanting.
But when he rediscovers the real thing, she’s not at all what he expected.
Booker, a naïve Apprentice Cupid for a secret organization, receives his second assignment: get Pandora and Aidan to mate. They’d been close friends, so his strategy is simple: He flies Aidan to her island and tells him to impregnate Pandora.
What could possibly go wrong?