Monday, January 9, 2012

Cat Treat Monday: Jennifer Lynne & Cleo

Today's cat treat comes to us all the way from Australia:

Romance author, Jennifer Lynne, and her feline friend, Cleo

I hope you'll enjoy meeting these two interesting friends. 

"Thanks so much for having us here today at Confucius Cat.

Writing wouldn't be the same without Cleo by my side. As I write this post, she sits in her usual spot on the desk beside my laptop, purring and staring at me. It's really disconcerting, at times, but I wouldn't be without her. Every so often she tries to climb onto the keyboard, just to get some attention, I think, and at other times, especially if I'm on the computer first thing in the morning before breakfast, she just keeps tapping me on the shoulder with one of her paws – over and over – until I get up and feed her.

Cleo is a seven year old ginger cat, and as a female I believe she is quite rare. Apparently only one in 100 gingers are girls, or so I've been told by our vet. So she was special from the moment she was born, and of course, she knows it!

Cleo doesn't like to be held, but she loves company and no matter where we are in the house or garden, she'll be there, too. She loves sitting on our laps, but it has to be her choice to get up there and down rather than being lifted there by any of us. Independent little miss. This may have to do with her having had a double knee reconstruction when she was three and being a bit tetchy about being squished in someone's loving arms.

Yep, I did say a double reconstruction! Recuperation was not fun, to put it mildly, as she was not allowed to jump in any way for at least three months. The only room in the house without a surface to jump on was my walk-in wardrobe. So she lived in there for several weeks. Awful, but we didn't have a choice. Her knees kept dislocating all the time and it got to the point where it was do the reconstruction or…yep. We won't voice the other choice aloud. That decision was a no brainer! Unfortunately that operation damaged her kidneys, so she is now on a special kidney diet (dry food only), and in our house, if you have a glass of water and put it down for more than a few seconds, better watch out. She'll be there to drink it.

We know she may not be with us for the full range of years that she might have been without the kidney disease, but for now she is well, very happy and extremely spoilt! We love her to bits."

Jennifer Lynne is multi-published in the erotic romance genre, including her latest release, Platinum Passion (Gods of Love #1), focusing on a long term relationship that has gone off track and needs a helping hand from Pothos, one of the ancient Greek gods of desire.

Here's the book summary for Platinum Passion (M/M/F erotic paranormal romance):

Three people. One erotic fantasy. And a twentieth wedding anniversary like no other.

Jeannie yearns for the return of passion in her marriage. Jake wants new excitement in the form of another man, in a way that won't upset the balance of his relationship with his wife. Pothos is one of the erotes and an aspect of Eros, the Olympian god of desire. This couple's distinctive yearning has called to him, and by the power of the erotes he intends to rekindle the flame of Jeannie and Jake's passion in a night of desire that could be the ultimate platinum anniversary gift.

And when the gods of love decide your marriage needs a boost, they never do it by halves.

Mummy's Review: Hot with Heart. This story is hot....did I mention hot? It's hot. But though this story involves some very spicy threesome action, the author does an artful job of establishing a believable and heartfelt romance between Jeannie and Jack. And throw in the intriguing paranormal premise that sets the story in motion and I was hooked. A thoroughly enjoyable erotic romance. If you like your romance hot, you gotta check this one out.

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Linda Andrews said...

I love the picture of your cat! She reminds me of my youngest's which is a female too. I didn't know orange females were rare. I'm glad you're cats doing well given all that she's gone through. Do you have any cats in your book?

Jennifer Lynne said...

Thanks, Linda! No cat in Platinum Passion, though there is one called Lancelot in my first erotic romance, Seducing Serena (in Secrets Volume 28). He plays a large part in approving(or not!) the hero, Nick.

Willa Edwards said...

What a cutie. She sounds like a handfull in the best way. And I'm totally with you. I paid to fix a guinea pig's broken leg, so I'm with you there.

Unknown said...

Ahh! Cleo is a sweetie! I haven't had a cat in years, but I too have a writing partner - of the canine variety. Shh!! Don't tell Betty Boop she's a d.o.g. She's seen some of those, and she's not at all sure she likes them!

I totally understand the great lengths we go to for our companions. We had a doberman once who had liver damage. I had make a special food for him for years. It was more work than you can imagine, but worth it to keep him healthy and happy for as long as possible.

Best wishes to Cleo for a long and happy life.

Edie Ramer said...

Cleo is beautiful! It sounds like she has a good life, and she's lucky to have a home with you.

My sister recently adopted a cat that had been wandering around her condo complex. They figured someone had abandoned it. It has diabetes and it's elderly, and my sister adores her.

Maree Anderson said...

Aw... what a beautiful kitty Cleo is. She's so regal in this photo! And she seems to be none-the-worse for after such a traumatic operation. Well done, mom! You definitely qualify as a human worthy of a feline owner *g*

Jennifer Lynne said...

Thanks Willa. Cleo is definitely worth it!

Hi Roz and Edie, my last cat was a diabetic, and that involved twice a day injections exactly 12 hours apart. Meaning no social life there for a while!

Thanks Maree. Cleo believes she's a princess, definitely!

Anne Kane said...

What a gorgeous girl! Sounds like she's got lots of attitude, as do most cats.

Jennifer Lynne said...

She certainly does have attitude, Anne. But, like you say, most cats do!