Effing Feline pities humans

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I, Effing Feline, know Ed’s a big guy, several inches over six feet, and yeah, that gives him an advantage over me. But he has no claws — and that, I believe, evens the odds.

In today’s selection from The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station, Sandrina spies on Duke, the man she loves from afar, as he works out with his sparring partner.

T.X. Mooney entered. Though older, his body was muscular, too. Unbidden, Mooney’s greatest fear and need wriggled into Sandrina’s mind. It was always the same for her, fears and needs, nothing else. That horrific day in her childhood had imprinted itself so deeply on her mind as to twist even her psychic abilities.

Mooney’s greatest need: To salvage his pride by besting Duke. Sure, Duke sometimes let him win a bout, but that was worse than losing.

Greatest fear: That Duke would find out about him.

Find out what?

That’s ten . . . but here are a few more.

They faced each other across a mat. As they bowed to each other, a realization tore through Sandrina.

She couldn’t read Duke. Nothing. Not even a whisper of his mind wafted to hers.

Why not? What did it mean?

Effing Feline here again. I can’t help from feel that if either of these sparring partners had claws like mine, there’d be no contest.

No claws? Pitiful.

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The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station

The space pirates think they’ve conquered Farflung Space Station–but they didn’t count on Duke. The station’s Head of Security wants to prove to his army-officer parents he’s outgrown his youthful rebelliousness. Defeating a pirate army seems like the perfect opportunity.

And they didn’t count on Lockey. This kick-ass princess knows every weapon and martial arts system in the galaxy–and she fell in love with Duke at first sight. It’s not only her job to destroy the pirates, it’s her bloodthirstiest wish.

And most importantly, they didn’t count on Sandrina. After loving Duke from afar, she now yearns to fight with—and for—him. The attractive waif has discovered so many of Farflung’s secrets that she’s the most powerful person on the station—though nobody knows it yet.

They’re about to find out.

15 comments

  1. I loved this book.

    Ed, hope you are back to writing soon!

    1. It’s one of my favorites, too.

  2. That has to be scary, not being able to read someone’s mind when you can read everyone else’s. And why can’t she? That’s quite the intriguing question of this snippet. Great one, Ed. Tweeted.

    1. Want to know the real reason she can’t read Duke’s mind? It would’ve screwed up the romance angle too much.
      But it was easy enough to come up with an explanation.

  3. Ed – good to see you here again! I missed you.
    Enjoyed today’s snippet, and obviously am curious as well why she can’t read him.

    1. I’m glad to be back, even if only at half speed.

  4. Author Jessica E. Subject · · Reply

    Ah, that is a challenge for her. One I don’t think she’ll let go of. Great snippet!

    1. Oh yes, she’s not letting go of Duke!

  5. Can read his mind?? Intriguing. And for one he can read minds – scary.
    Tweeted.

    1. She thinks of herself as socially crippled, but reading minds gives her quite an advantage.

  6. This is my favorite Ed Hoornaert book! I love this story!

    Effing, you are one frightening kitty with those claws! lol

    Good to “see” you again, Ed.

    1. It might be my favorite, too.

  7. Good to see you back! The snippet was fascinating on so many levels – really enjoyed it!

  8. Thinking about you. Wondering how you’re doing and hoping everything is okay. 🙂

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