Effing Feline has lots of goodies #wewriwa

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I, Effing Feline, have lots of goodies for you today. Because I’m such a wonderful, generous cat, I have not only a snippet for you but also:

  • The snippet is from the several times delayed third book in the Passion Island trilogy
  • These are the opening lines of the book
  • The cover
  • The blurb

Without further ado, here’s the opening of The Triple Wedding!

Panting, Teegan Dayle paused halfway up the stairs to her house atop Pillar Rock. She leaned heavily against the moss-covered monolith.

“Why,” Teegan muttered to herself, “did I buy a house with so many stairs?”

She knew the answer, of course: for the prestigious address and the bird’s-eye view. From up here, she could look down on hundreds of homes in this wealthy corner of Eastcott.

Most of her neighbors on the Pillar were snobs who wanted little to do with her. Unlike her, they were descended from the elite crews of the spaceships that had carried thousands of colonists on the one-way trip to Addoray. For her, though, the point wasn’t to pretend she was better than everyone else, but to proclaim to the world that she’d dragged herself to the top of her profession.

Now if she could just drag herself to the top of the Pillar . . .

And a few more for good luck.

Even though she’d left work early, after only twelve hours, it was dark and she was tired. So tired. That was okay, though. Exhaustion was the cost of running her own business—namely, growing houses. As for overwork, it was a measure of success, right?

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The Triple Wedding

Teegan Dayle is a driven businesswoman whose company grows houses. When her three estranged sisters plan a triple wedding, she’s determined to show them her life is perfect — so she needs a gorgeously handsome wedding date to wow them.

Sterling, her roommate’s brother, is a handsome loner. When Teegan asks him to be her fake date, he refuses — until he learns that amazing new creatures will be at the wedding. He’s determined to be the first to study them, even if it means pretending to love a woman he doesn’t get along with.

How far will they have to take the pretense? All the way?

Booker is a naïve young Apprentice Cupid whose job is to make a match for Teegan — but not with Sterling. Can he break up matches as well as he makes them?

 

29 comments

  1. Author Jessica E. Subject · · Reply

    A very intriguing introduction and blurb! And the cover is great! Matches the rest of the series! But, I’m most curious about the idea of “growing houses.”

    1. Growing houses using sawdust and mushroom is a pretty fascinating process — and I didn’t invent it. It’s a real thing, although not commercially viable on Earth. As you know, the mushroom on planet Addoray have much more powerful mycelium than mushrooms here.

  2. But…. you’ve shared these before.

    I suppose good stuff is worth repeating.

    So when will the book be released?

    1. I shared this to the Marketing for Romance Writers blog hop on Tuesdays, not to WeWriWa. You’re one of the few, maybe the only, person who’s in both blog hops, so you have my apologies for the repetition.

  3. Growing houses?
    Nice intro to the new book. Oh, and I can’t wait for Booker to be introduced. It seems he’s going to have quite some work on his hands with Teegan.

    1. Booker has a bigger role in this book. I hope you enjoy him.

  4. Great intro to Teegan. And intriguing that this couple was not on Booker’s to do list. Should be an interesting ride.

    1. Thanks, Shari! I’m glad you feel you know Teegan a bit after just eleven sentences.

  5. Great intro. Growing houses – intriguing concept – but you knew that 🙂 – that’s why you wrote it – to intrigue us.
    Tweeted.

    1. My first draft contained a rather detailed description of what’s involved in growing a house, but all but one of my beta readers said it slowed down the story. Sigh.

  6. Love the intro and the insight to the character. I’m tired thinking about all the steps to climb. lol
    Great cover, too.

    1. You and Teegan both. Massage those aching legs!

  7. A fun climb with sooo many steps! From reading the blurb, i suspect this story has multiple twists. Will the triple wedding become a quadruple affair?

    1. That’s the exact same question one of her three sisters asks toward the end of the book. I won’t tell you her answer just yet.

  8. Love the cover! Interesting and highly intriguing snippet, which defintiely makes me want to keep reading. Her reason for buying the highest house on the (inconvenient) hill was fascinating!

    1. It was tricky to come up with a reason for her purchase. I didn’t want her to come off as snobbish.

  9. At least she doesn’t have to go the gym to work out! I wonder how this busy woman is going to deal with three sisters planning three weddings? I wonder a lot of things based on this snippet, which is good.

    1. This reminded me of the 4th floor walk-up I lived in during university.

  10. LOVE the cover, Ed!! And what a delightful scene. Teegan is someone I can really root for!!

    1. I’m glad you can root for her, because she’s made some pretty egregious mistakes she has to set right. It’d be easy for her to be unsympathetic.

  11. Elaine Cantrell · · Reply

    I like this intro. Your heroine is goal oriented and sounds really capable.

    1. Yes on both counts . . . but she doesn’t have a man, which with three sisters getting married at once, turns into a sore point.

  12. I’m fascinated by the idea of growing houses. Wish we could do that! Because building a house is pretty frustrating. Lol. Great world building. Gorgeous cover!

    1. While it’s not yet ready for commercial success (at least here on Earth) researchers are actually experimenting with ways to do this. I cringe when I make up a technology out of thin air. I’d rather have some basis in reality.

      1. Yep. Gotcha. I’ve done some work that supports their production. https:// ecovativedesign dot com/ Oh, I could tell you stories, but an NDA shall keep my tongue still. 🙂

  13. Jeesh, with my crummy, messed-up back, it’s hard enough for me to make one flight of stairs. She can have that house!
    Your post is included in this week’s Roost Recommendations. I share the Roost Recommendations posts on Twitter with readers looking for their next read.
    https://ornerybookemporium.blogspot.com/2021/06/roost-recommendations-2-june-2021.html

    1. Oh, I empathize with your back. My scoliosis has gotten to the critical point where I have to decide which is worse, becoming full-on cripples, or a delicate 6-hour surgery with a 66% chance of success.

  14. As someone who has been battling knee issues for about the last month (and whose bedroom is on the second floor and the bathroom is in the basement) I can relate to the steps issue. I think I’d be installing a stair lift.

    1. At least I have a one-story dwelling.

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