I, Effing Feline, spent last night in Twiggles the dog’s doghouse. At first I was terrified of fleas, but I didn’t get bitten. Then I was afraid of ticks. But then I heard something that drove all fears out of my cunning feline mind — the coo-coo-ca-choo of a mourning dove..
As you know, I’m a house cat who watches bird only through a window. I’ve never tasted one, nor caught one, nor even smelled one. And now one was right if front of me, in dining distance.
I’ll tell you how I fared after this word from my sponsor, Ed’s most recent release, Pandora Uncaged, Pandora is surprised by a visit from Aidan, an old friend from her teenage years. He asks about a new creature he’s heard about, called a mobeave.
A couple of the syllabahs were blooming. The flowers were brown and insignificant to look at, but the smell! In the words of an Eastie poet, To smell the syllabahs is to partake of heaven.
“I’m sorry, Aidan, but pretty much everything about the mobeave is a secret until folks with more political savvy than me decide the best way to spread word of their existence.
“According to Booker, I’m now Westerlin’s official representative here at Quak.”
“Really? Then you’ll be here a while.” Her brow wrinkled as though trying to decide if this was welcome news. She smiled. “I’m glad, I think, but don’t do anything to make me regret it. If you promise not to blab, I’ll show you the mobeave.”
Effing Feline here again. Cousin Lee, who’s a lion, was watching from inside the house as I crept stealthily toward the dove, who just pecked at the ground. A few more steps and I can pounce. I’m there. Ready.
Set . . .
Cousin Lee urged me on. “Go get ’em, Effing! You can do this!”
Being a lion, the words came out as an ear-splitting roar, which frightened away every dove and gila woodpecker and mockingbird. They all flew away . . . including my dinner.
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?