Hi everyone —
I hope you enjoyed the big weekend on my blog and that you’re ready for big things ahead! Starting next weekend, i have continuous blog hops happening in the blog straight through the end of September. Sometimes there are as many as three hops going on at the same time! All have fabulous prizes! Layer on top of that the release of F.A.S.T. Balls on September 20th and the blog tour that goes with it and you’ve got a wild month coming up. Be sure to sign up for the FACEBOOK PARTY to be held on Sept 20th! Click HERE to sign up.
Today, i’m sharing some happy news. CATACLYSMIC SHIFT was featured today on the USA Today Happy Ever After Blog as one of reviewer, Jessie Potts’, three book recommendations. Here’s the LINK. It was also a Reviewers Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews!
In case you’ve never read any excerpts from my recent release, here’s a little nibble.
Excerpt : CATACLYSMIC SHIFT by Tara Lain; A Cat Falls in Love with His Vet
Available at Loose Id Amazon ARe
Super cat, Aloysius, may be the most powerful witch’s familiar in the world, but when he takes a blast at the hand of an evil witch he loses it all — power, memory, and his feline form — to become the ethereal human beauty, Alain Bellarose. When Alain wakes up naked on the floor surrounded by dogs and cats, his eyes first set upon Luke Elliott, the handsome and mysterious veterinarian. Suddenly, the prospect of being human doesn’t seem so bad. Luke has a lot to hide and he likes animals way more than people, but he can’t resist the flamboyant boy who washes his face with the side of his hand and tries to lick his own privates! The loss of Aloysius depletes the power of the Witch Master, Killian Barth, and that of his “secret weapon” Sammy and leaves their coven sitting ducks for two very nasty females. When Alain discovers that he’s really a powerful cat, he’s faced with the ultimate choice. To protect his community, or stay with the man he loves.
Luke lay huddled on the couch. The couch Alain had moved, decorated, and made comfortable in the apartment that screamed of his special power and sweetness in every corner. Alain, who couldn’t stay hidden, couldn’t stop protecting, couldn’t keep his pretty nose out of others’ business. The little superhero.
No. The fucking cat.
He pulled a pillow over his face. This was ridiculous. Such things didn’t happen. His crazy mother’s wild-eyed face came into his mind. Maybe that was it. He’d followed his mother over the edge. If they gave him meds, all this would go away.
The witches. The cat.
A sob exploded from his lips. What the hell?
Alain had already gone away.
And he felt… How? God-awful.
Witchcraft or abandonment. It all ended up the same. No Alain. No companion. No friend. No…love.
That couldn’t be right. Could it? Love? Had he ever loved anyone in his life?
A drip fell on his hand. Another.
No! He couldn’t love someone who had screwed up the life he’d worked so hard for. He couldn’t love someone who messed around with crazy people. People who claimed to be things that didn’t exist.
He threw the pillow across the room and sat up. Okay, quit this shit. What the hell did he really think about all this?
And there was the truth, laid out across his heart like a fucking tattoo.
He wiped a hand over his eyes. He would believe in witches. Hell, he would believe in Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster if he could have Alain back.
This could not be happening. He threw his hands over his head. This could not be happening!
He looked over his shoulder. What the fuck? He stared at the window.
Slowly the sash rose. Inch by inch. No hand on it.
The silky feline jumped up onto the sill. “Merwaorwr.”
God, he was so beautiful. Funny that Luke hadn’t known Alain was a cat from the first moment. The boy moved like this feline, all sinuous grace. They shared the big balls. And the eyes. They looked straight into your soul. Aloysius was clearly more than a cat, just as Alain had been more than a man.
The cat jumped down from the window and moved gracefully to the couch. He leaped up beside Luke, sat, and crossed his paws.
Luke shook his head. “I don’t get how this all works, Aloysius. They say you’re a familiar. You don’t have power of your own, but you can open doors and windows.”
The cat sighed. The silky sides clearly expanded and contracted.
“I know. I have to be nuts to be talking to a cat. Of course, I’ve always believed cats were smarter than people, so I guess it’s not such a leap. But believing you’re the man I held in my arms, the man I kissed and made love to…” His voice broke. “That’s a one-way ticket to insanity.”
Luke wiped a hand across his eyes. “Why me? Why did you have to come to my clinic? Couldn’t you have found somebody else to rope into your fucking life?”
The cat looked at him with those blue eyes, and he cried. No, tears didn’t fall, but as certainly as Luke continued to breathe, the cat was crying.
A crack lined its way through Luke’s heart.
Aloysius wiped a paw over his face, just as Luke had, then took a deep breath. He backed off the couch and crossed to the window with his head hanging. He jumped up. “Merwaorwr.” He’d given up.
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