Author Archives: Ed Hoornaert

Effing Feline says Bah humbug! #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, hate all the many excuses humans make for humiliating cats. That’s why I say to the Easter holiday, “Bah, humbug!” In Constellation XXI, Sienna Dukelsky captains a tugship, outer space’s answer to a tugboat. She is guiding an incoming ship captained by Crispin Hunt, her first and best lover. Last week, she […]

Like a cork in a champagne bottle #mfrwhooks

Time for another hook from Rescuing Prince Charming, a near-future science fiction romance. Last week we met the heroine of the piece, Dusty Johnson, as she searched alone for a time bomb hidden in the mechanical deck of an unfinished starship prototype. She is a meek technical writer who believes in the starship project so […]

Effing Feline, therapy animal #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, am a great therapy animal. It’s not something I do all the time, of course — I’m far too busy for that, what with writing, blogging, and napping — but we cats love it when our pet humans are under the weather. Their laps remain stationary for longer than usual so we […]

Her skirt survived unscathed #mfrwhooks

A brief hiatus, I’m back with a hook from Rescuing Prince Charming, a near-future science fiction romance. Without further ado, I hereby present the very opening of the book for your reading delectation. Dusty Johnson really didn’t want to do this. She took a deep breath, trying without success to dispel the dread clogging her […]

Effing Feline loves music #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, love music. I didn’t used to, because frankly Mr V’s oboe is way too loud for a sensitive cat like moi. (I love that word moi. It sounds so much like meow.) What changed my mind? My rival, Twiggles the dog, actually takes music lessons — that what Mr V calls it […]

Effing Feline “ties” one on #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, am no ordinary cat . . .  but then anyone with any sense must realize that immediately. How many cats are able to blog? But let me tell you, in case you didn’t already know, that my fame and glory have spread around the globe. I’ll tell you about my latest accolade […]

Effing Feline feels no guilt #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, chose this week’s snippet only because Ed, aka Mr Valentine, says it’s crucial to understanding the heroine of Constellation XXI. Personally, though, I don’t understand it at all. Guilt? What the dogfart is that? To quote a famous cat (who really wrote those plays), guilt is “but a poor player that struts […]

Don’t think about him at all #mfrwhooks

Another hook from Constellation XXI, my latest sci-fi romance. Sienna Dukelsky is a tugship pilot whose job is to guide incoming spaceships to a safe harbor at the space station orbiting her home world. Her first-ever incoming ship is piloted by none other than Crispin Hunt, her first and best lover from years ago. But […]

Effing Feline hunts #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, made a fascinating discovery when Ed, my pet human, moved the bed where he and Mrs Valentine sleep. There are things to hunt under there! For a mighty hunter like me, this is a world-shaking discovery. Our house has no mice — I’ve never even seen a real mouse — so unfortunately […]

Exactly a Handful #mfrwhooks

Another hook from Constellation XXI, my latest sci-fi romance. Sienna Dukelsky is a tugship pilot whose job is to guide incoming spaceships to a safe harbor at the space station orbiting her home world. She has just contacted her first-ever incoming ship — which is why she’s a ‘Cherry’ at the job — and it’s […]