Hi there! This is Marla Elkhorn reporting. Due to popular demand, I’m interviewing Cat, the hero of Slave, and Leo, the hero of Warrior, this week.
Marla: Cat, Slave has been out since April, and is doing well, I’ve heard. How do you feel about Jacinth writing such an intimate account of your adventures?
Cat: (smiling wickedly) I enjoyed reading the book almost as much as I enjoyed living it.
Marla: Ahem, I think I know what you mean. . . There have been questions from some readers as to
your feelings since Slave was written purely from Jacinth’s point of view. Care to comment on that?
Cat: I believe that my feelings toward Jacinth were very . . . obvious.
Marla: Yes, being either naked or dressed in Statzeelian garb doesn’t give a guy much chance to hide his, um, reaction, does it?
Cat: (purring) No, it does not.
Marla: Y-You’re purring. Does that mean anything?
Cat: Only that you are making me think about the first time I was alone with my Jacinth.
Marla: And you . . . ?
Cat: I could not resist her. I knew she would be my mate from the very beginning.
Marla: Oh, surely not!
Leo: It was the same for me when I met Tisana. The attraction was immediate and complete.
Marla: But without the scent of a woman’s desire, you guys can’t, um, do it, can you?
Leo: (with a smirk) That has never been a problem where Jacinth and Tisana are concerned.
Cat: Unlike Zetithian females, Terran women smell good all the time.
Leo: To us, that is.
Marla: What about me? Are you getting anything?
Cat: (Smiling slyly) We both have mates.
Marla: No comment then?
Leo: I believe that would be wise. Jacinth carries a weapon at all times, and, as you know, my Tisana could blast you into oblivion with a fireball.
Marla: Um, yes, perhaps we should change the subject! So, tell me, how long have you two known each other?
Leo: Since before the war. We fought in the same unit and were captured together along with several others.
Marla: Have you been in contact with any of them?
Cat: Yes, but we will let them tell their own stories. Though I will say this: all of those sold into slavery have survived.
Marla: Think there’s any chance the Zetithian species can be saved?
Leo: We’re doing our very best to make that happen.
Marla: (dryly) I’ll just bet you are! And your offspring always look like you guys?
Cat: So far. And they are born in litters of three.
Marla: Always? You mean anyone having your children would have triplets?
Cat: So it would seem.
Marla: Great way to increase your numbers! Any danger that those who destroyed your planet in the first place might try to stop that from happening?
Leo: Yes, we have to be . . . cautious.
Marla: Zetith was destroyed by the Nedwuts—which is something Cat saw in a vision—but it’s been suggested that the Nedwuts aren’t smart enough to do something like that without help. Any idea who was ultimately responsible?
Cat: (Laughing) If we knew that, Jacinth would have hunted them down by now! As it is, she is very unforgiving when it comes to dealing with the Nedwuts!
Leo: As is Tisana. They both can be very fiercely protective.
Marla: (hastily) Well, then, I guess I shouldn’t spend any more time on this interview! Wouldn’t want them to get jealous or anything. . . . So, there you have it, Cat Star Chronicles fans, straight from the Zetithian’s mouths! If you want to know more, you’ll have to read the books! Warrior is due out in . . .?
Cat: And Slave is available now.
Marla: And we’re out of time! Thanks for dropping by. If you have any questions for Cat or Leo, just post a comment, and they’ll respond as soon as possible!