Category Repelling the Invasion Series

Effing Feline wants to watch #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, dislike television. At least the old-style sets had a warm space on top for a cat to curl up on. Flat-screen TVs, though?  A pox on them! And as for watching TV, I tried it once. I got myself all set to watch That Darn Cat. Ed told me that if the […]

The girl with kaleidoscope eyes #mfrwhooks

The title of this post is a bit misleading, but I couldn’t help referencing Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band. If you don’t know what song I’m talking about, check out Monday’s blog post. Hint: It’s about kaleidoscope eyes. In this snippet from Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September 9 SFR release, it isn’t a […]

Effing Feline tweaks his nemesis #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, haven’t poked fun at my nemesis, Twiggles the dog, for a long time. Every drought must end, however! I’m about to tell you Twiggles’s most humiliating secret — after this message from my sponsor. Love thy Galactic Enemy will be available September 9. The heroine, currently calling herself “Lou,” knocks out a […]

It’s just you and me, Brainless #mfrwhooks

Another hook from Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September 9 SFR release. I’m still focusing on the alien pet — a mizzet. Such was the luxury afforded to the Farflung equivalent of a flophouse—luxury Lou could afford for only three more nights, assuming she lost her appetite. If her secret contact didn’t show up soon, […]

Effing Feline, bandersnatch hunter #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, learned today of a new creature I want to hunt. It’s called a frumious bandersnatch, though I’m not sure whether frumious is part of the creature’s name, or is an adjective as in “Genius Feline.” Either way, I’m gonna hunt it down then pounce and rip and tear and bite and glory […]

More about mizzets #mfrwhooks

Last week I showed you the cover for Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September SFR release. Now I’m focusing on an alien pet — a mizzet. As dumb creatures went, mizzets were very dumb — but empathetic to human emotions, so surely this one sensed it wasn’t welcome. Although its tiny legs were capable of […]

Effing Feline discusses beds #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, don’t understand humans. A million things large and small evade even my vast feline understanding. For example, beds. In today’s commercial for Love thy Galactic Enemy, when a guy enters the heroine’s communal room in the middle of the night, she leaps at him from the top bunk and knocks him out. […]

Alien pets get underfoot, too #mfrwhooks

Last week I showed you the cover for Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September SFR release. Today I’m going to focus on an element that (I hope) adds human interest. Namely, an alien pet. My heroine is trapped on a city-sized enemy space station. She’s trying to avoid being noticed when she finds a small creature […]

Effing Feline doesn’t give a mizzet’s a$$ #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, saw the cover for Ed’s upcoming book, and let me tell you — whoopee ding dong doo. Who care? If there’s no cute pussy cat on the cover, I don’t give a mizzet’s ass* about Ed’s books. (Notice the cute little asterisk? It means there’s a footnote. I’ve never used one before […]

A cover reveal #mfrwhooks

What is the #1 hook that can loosen readers’ purse strings? The cover. So without further ado, here is the cover for Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September SFR release. Before you go, let’s talk cover reveals. I’ve frankly never found paying for a cover reveal to be worthwhile. Have you? How do you handle […]