October 31, 2020

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Book Publicity, Reviews, Author Interviews, and Discussion Posts by Susan Crosby

Project XY Reveal Plus First Line Friday- Dragons…. Plus, Kendare Blake, for the win!

First Line Friday and Project XY Reveal (Books And Cats)

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for readers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, author, or prestige. We try to hook Readers by the first line, instead?

Psst, I found this at Becky’s Book Blog. Please go check her out!

Rules:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read, ARC, TBR, favorite read, close your eyes and pick a book) and open to the first page.
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first.

Project XY Disclaimer

Just a guess, here. Especially since there is an unknown feline in the featured image. Those, especially those on twitter, are going to want the big reveal first. Disclaimer: I’ve been told by my mom… Grandma that this is the first half of Project XY. There is a second-half coming. THE ONLY INFORMATION I HAVE ON THE SECOND HALF IS THAT LIAM HAS LEFT IT TO GRANDMA. SHE IS COORDINATING THE “EXTRACTION,” AND I AM APART OF THAT PROCESS. OTHERWISE, I KNOW NOTHING.

Again, I have been explained this is for my own safety (suddenly that is actually of concern) because Monday will be highly lucrative and highly dangerous (Liam is watching way too much Ocean’s Eleven). The less I know, the better. Especially, since I will be behind enemy lines. Apparently, that is why Mom is handling this “extraction.” Being in Utah, she is much safer and is being “guarded.” Whatever, that means? I know David (my brother) isn’t guarding her. He is the only one who can top me at things like leaving the keys in the door overnight.

One more thing Liam AND Gomez wanted me to make very clear. Pavel is irreplaceable. He is the heart of our home. Without him, the Council of the Ninja Magic Conjuring Cats cannot and will not continue. We always will carry him in our hearts and live our lives and move forward in his spirit, doing what we believe he would do if still here. Most importantly, in this moment?

That means protecting Gomez. And outside of the plebian, he is suffering more than anyone. That must stop. With great pains, he thanks me for sacrificing my hesitance in timing to put Gomez, and as you will see, much more conflicted issues, before herself. This is why she is, our plebian. 

 


Project XY Reveal

Official Release from the <Don’t ask. I don’t have any explanations other than the blanks will be filled in, in November, apparently) For instance, when a feline delegation of the Dregs started? Beats me. When Liam and Gomez joined it? HA! You’d think I know… I didn’t.> Sorry. Let me restart.

Official Release: Colorado Springs Feral Delegation of Dregs (CSFDD)

All offerings, sacrifices, and gifts can be found here: 

Accepted Sacrifices, Gifts, and Offerings

 

The CSFDD is currently in negotiations with Mirabella “Femme Fatale,” Queen of the Etherealki Elementalists Denver Delegation  (EEDD) Plebian spoke to the handler she will rendezvous within Denver on Monday, early this morning once enough of her assignments were completed to specific, given specifications. They included:

  • Complete upgrade of all Feline furniture as both an offering and sign of royal living conditions for Queen Mirabella (Mira, as she would like, if things go smoothly)
  • Complete upgrade of all dining, bathroom and grooming facilities. This includes but is not limited to, a litter-robot, and the reorganization of everything ignored since moving to Colorado so that we have more space for multiple meetings and privacy.

Monday, September 29th

Plebian will leave Colorado Springs at 9:00 AM (in a rented car, as to avoid all those that might follow her, or mean to do the Queen harm). However, further protection through the EEDD has been negotiated for our plebian and the Queen’s safe return to Colorado Springs. While she may be a plebian, she is our plebian. And I’ll be damned if I’m training another one.

After the transfer is complete, the plebian will return directly to the doctor agreed upon between the CSFDD and EEDD. A complete physical will be conducted to document the Queen’s perfect health (as has been insured to the CSFDD). This is to protect the CSFDD. Should everything go as planned and here is a permanent merger between the two delegations/territories, we must be assured that she is in perfect health.

Should the decision not be favorable, If there is the slightest nick or missing hair on the Queen, it must be documented or there could be a territorial war. Upon arrival to HQ, the Queen will immediately begin intense negotiations regarding the potential merger of both the territories and CSFDD/EEDD delegations.

Known information on Queen Mirabella:

First Line Friday Deadly Education Naomi Novik

  • Before being coronated, the leader of the Etherealki Elementalists Denver Delegation, was known as Atisha.
  • She is just a year old and has birth one litter before losing the ability to further provide heirs to the thrown.
  • The one litter is highly protected and currently at a secret location.
    • A big part of why Liam and Gomez are agreeing to this meeting is for Gomez (as far as needing a friend) and because Gomez feels for her loss and longing for her babies. He is committed to doing whatever is necessary to find them safe homes. One baby, in particular, has been lost in the shuffle. He has committed himself to do anything he can to help the EEDD locate and protect him.
  • Queen Mirabella is a silver Maine Coon. One major concern that will be covered during next week’s meetings is living with a female, which Liam and Gomez have never done. Also, a year old is not a kitten. However, there is also a lot of commitment. It will be interesting.
  • The plebian will be home for two weeks to see to our every need and most importantly to Queen Mirabella’s. We have given her every permission to make her, her first priority.

Lastly, it is of the utmost importance that the plebian is in contact with as many people as possible Monday, for safety. We will be running point with Denver’s promised guarding and protection. However, please know the plan. Truthfully, we didn’t have to tell you shit. But we did because we do need your help, along with Grandma’s to make sure neither the Plebian or the Queen fall into the wrong hands.

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First Line Friday (Backlist Because… THE SEQUEL IS COMING)

One day after the empreror had died and been eaten, the call went out to select his successor.


First Line(S) Friday Reveal

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