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The Jacqui the Cat Mysteries by Alexis Duran are on virtual book tour. The Gay M/M Paranormal Romance Mystery stops at Reader...

The Jacqui the Cat Mysteries by Alexis Duran are on virtual book tour.

The Gay M/M Paranormal Romance Mystery stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

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The Birth of Jacqui the Cat

Jacqui was one of those characters who showed up in my brain fully formed, demanding to be heard. I remember having a ridiculously fun time listening the discussions he and his inner cat would have as I walked the dog, took a shower, drove to work. Even though Jacqui pretty much wrote himself when he first forced himself to the forefront of my mind, I had to ask myself if I could really take on this project. It seemed a tad irreverent, even for me who revels in silliness.  I had "serious" books in the queue to attend to! But then I started to work on Jacqui's backstory and the challenges he faced as a lone shifter in a world of ordinary people, and I realized that there was a lot more weight to Jacqui than I first suspected.

Like most creative ideas, Jacqui didn't really emerge from the void. Many factors went into his arrival at my doorstep.  First of all, I was never that into the shifter genre. It had yet to capture my imagination.  Then a couple of my favorite authors wrote their own shifter books, so I had to read them.  I did enjoy them, but one thing that struck me was that the animal side didn't really get a voice. Maybe some of that fox, crow, or wolf personality would show through, but only in glimpses, always through the eyes of the human.  

I live with six cats and so I found myself imagining what would really go on in the head of a cat person. That's when Jacqui blossomed and I couldn't get him and Cat to shut up.  I almost immediately envisioned a series of short adventures and planned out several "seasons", almost like a TV series. Of course, like most carefully laid plans, that also went out the window when Wild, Book #4, grew way beyond the measured steps I was planning on taking.  I couldn’t leave Wyatt, Jacqui's boyfriend, in the dark any longer, and I needed for Jacqui to meet his people, so what was supposed to be a novella turned into a full length novel, bringing us to the end of the first of Jacqui's many character arcs. I'm hoping readers will have as much fun with Jacqui as I have, so I can continue his journey to the next level, searching for his birth family as he becomes entangled in the mysteries and intrigue of shifter politics. He might even meet that wise old cat who'll tell him if he's an alien, a wizard, or a scientific experiment gone wrong.

Jacqui the Cat Mysteries Book 1
by Alexis Duran
Genre: Gay M/M Paranormal Romance Mystery

Jacqui Corleone is a fashion designer, a yoga-instructor and a concerned citizen who selflessly helps the police solve crimes. Oh, and he occasionally turns into a small wild cat. Probably due to a wizard's curse or an evil government plot to create super warriors.

Or, he's a cat cursed to turn into a human and only the bite of a sexy alpha lion will allow him to remain in his superior form of Cat.

Jacqui does not have a split personality, but sometimes his cat personality can get rather loud.

Jacqui Corleone is a cat shifter who doesn't know why or how he turns into a cat. He lives a solitary life in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He's not afraid of intimacy (yes, he is) but sensibly refrains from potentially awkward entanglements. Unfortunately, the sexy new deputy sheriff just moved in across the street and Jacqui's vow not to get mixed up with island dudes is sorely challenged.

When the mysterious disappearance of three blue pots draws Jacqui to investigate, he prowls ever deeper into danger--and into the arms of Deputy Wyatt West (he wishes).

Jacqui the Cat Mysteries Book 2

Half-cat, half-human, all-awesome, Jacqui has spent his life avoiding getting too close to anyone. But despite his best intentions, he just can’t stay away from the sexy deputy sheriff, Wyatt West, especially after Jacqui is the victim of a local band of thieves and turns to the police for help. When the call of curiosity grows too insistent, Jacqui does a little prying around on his own, an activity that quickly leads him into danger. Is this the end for our Furry Fashionista, or will the heroic and altogether too handsome Wyatt save the day? And more importantly, will they finally have sex?? Read Pounce, Book 2 in the Jacqui the Mysteries, to find out.

Jacqui the Cat Mysteries Book 3 

Being half-cat isn’t easy in a human world, and Jacqui’s life has just gotten a lot more complicated now that he’s dating the hot deputy sheriff who lives across the street. Wyatt’s brain might explode if he finds out his lover turns into a cat sometimes. And even more unthinkable, Wyatt might REJECT Jacqui if he discovers that his boyfriend and Satan the feral wild cat are one and the same! As if Jacqui doesn’t have enough to worry about, he becomes the unwilling foster parent of a drooling dog, and soon discovers a nefarious plot involving marauding Rottweilers with a taste for Cat. Follow Jacqui into trouble in his most exciting misadventure yet!

Jacqui the Cat Mysteries Book 4 

Cat Shifter Jacqui Corleone has finally met his fated mate, but unlike in a romance novel, reality has other plans. For one thing, Wyatt doesn't know Jacqui is a shifter. For another thing, the dog men are back, and along with their slobber and their bad breath they bring a new level of danger to Jacqui's life, and to Wyatt's. When Jacqui meets other cat shifters for the first time, he's tantalized by a glimpse into their strange new world, but cats aren't much nicer than dogs, and soon Jacqui must choose if he's going to run again, or stand and fight against an enemy more powerful than he ever imagined.

Alexis Duran was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. At the University of Oregon, her fascination with people and relationships led her to major in Sociology, but her main love has always been creative writing. She has worked in museums, in fashion, in finance and film production. Her favorite job so far was Administrative Assistant in a haunted Victorian Mansion. She's had several short stories published in the mystery, horror and literary genres, and one contemporary fantasy novel. Her fiction has won several awards including the Rupert Hughes Award from the Maui Writers Conference. She's thrilled to enter the realm of erotic romance with the publication of her novels Touch of Salar, Blood of Salar and To Catch A Threeve. She's is currently working on the next in the Masters and Mages series and several other m/m erotic novellas.

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