Who is Jenna Bennett, you may ask? Well, she’s an author in Typing Slave’s local RWA chapter who has written a mystery series under the name Jennie Bentley about a cat-controlled heroine (as all good heroines should be) who remodels houses and solves mysteries. And the tricky part of this author is, like a cat, she has yet another name, Bente Gallagher, whom we interviewed her here a year or so ago. Sort of like cats have 9 lives! Anyway, today her Jenna Bennett “life” is revealing the cover and blurb for her upcoming science fiction romance, called something lame. Fortune’s Hero. Sounds like it would have dogs in it, you know?
Anyway, since she’s a friend of Typing Slave, I took it upon myself to give her some more oomph in the cover / blurb department to stir up excitement about the book. I call this a “cattification”.
Fortune’s Meow by Jenna Bennett
A Kitties of Fortune Novel
Last year, space smuggler Quinn Aslan was on top of the world. He had everything a man could want: a fast ship, a great crew, no dogs, a gorgeous Persian cat, lots of money to buy catnip, toys and crinkly sacks, and adventure and hairballs around every corner.
That all changed when he agreed to ferry a shipload of weaponized scratching posts to the heavenly planet Manxica, currently under siege by ugly, slobbering Rottweillian forces. Now he’s stuck in a prison camp on the moon Manxica-3, subjected to weekly sessions with the camp’s “drool team”, and praying for a quick death before he breaks under the slobber, dog smell, carrion-rolling, crotch licking (self only), and butt sniffing and agrees he will love dogs forever and let them chase his poor Persian cat around the ship.
When the opportunity presents itself, Quinn takes a Rottweillian med tech hostage and heads into the inhospitable interior of the small moon. There, he has to keep himself and Doctor Elsa Basenji safe from the deadly flora and fauna, as well as hidden from the prison dogs searching for them, all while formulating a plan for getting his crew out of the doghouse, his ship out of the pound, and everyone out of orbit.
But when Elsa professes her love, can Quinn teach the beautiful doctor the glory of cats, or will this dog lover—-and her wiles—-convince him and his crew to at least tolerate short-haired dogs who don’t bark and possibly toy-sized dogs who think they’re cats anyway? Will his cat understand or will this mean an eternity on Manxica-3 when Lady Peachy Face (that’s the cat) steals the ship and dumps him and the stinky dog lady?
The book will be coming in August 2012 from Entangled Publishing. It may or may not feature a mutinous cat. You’ll have to read it to find out!
You can visit the author’s site to read the original, less interesting blurb.