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A Cat About Town

A Cat About Town: A Calculating, Captivating Feline, An Erotic Affair In The Rockies, A Victorian Haunted House, And The Georgetown Loop Railroad


A CAT ABOUT TOWN subtitled A Calculating, Captivating Feline, an Erotic Affair in the Rockies, a Victorian Haunted House, and the Georgetown Loop Railroad is suggestive what this novel relates to the reader. Inspired by true events (though the names of all the characters have been changed), this multifaceted narrative takes place in Georgetown, Colorado. Lux Matthew Carey, the principal of the story, has just returned from Paris after spending a year living there as a writer and a street busker (musician). His girlfriend, Shannon, recently had mailed a letter explaining why she decided to discontinue their relationship, whose rejection turned Lux's complacent life into a living nightmare. Moreover, he had secretly planned to ask her hand in marriage when she flew to Paris for the Christmas holidays. Dejected and cognitively enfeebled, Lux could not get over the shock of Shannon's decision to break off their relationship. Eventually, his friends convinced him to return to Denver and reclaim his lost and troubled soul (their words). Later, when he meets an old friend, Ailis Finnin, she wants to help restore Lux's subdued spirits and invites him to Georgetown where she and her family own a large Victorian house. Mainly used as a vacation getaway, the house she had christened Skye Keep was not occupied in recent years and she thought would be an ideal domicile for Lux, as well as an opportunity to reclaim his disenfranchised life. With some reservation, Lux accepts the invitation to see the house. Eventually, he accepts Ailis' proposal and becomes the caretaker of the mansion she calls "Skye Keep." In the ensuing weeks, Lux senses there may be more to Ailis' generous offer other than being the caretaker of the house. Hence, their friendship has subtly changed to something akin to a flirtatious affair even though she is allegedly a happily married woman. Lux meets several Georgetown residents. Most of these people are Ailis' friends, except Kat, who owns a high-end merchandise business in Georgetown. Seductive, attractive, and beguiling, she has fallen for Lux in a romantic way, and he feels the same way about her, except he's also in love with a married woman secretly thinks feels the same way about him. Both women are also some ten years older than Lux who is in his mid-thirties. His new life begun, including the intrigue of two appealing women in his life, Lux settles into a new lifestyle. Frought with romance, the strangeness of the house that he discovers is haunted by a ghost, and the drama of smalltown politics, Lux's new life in the Rockies is far different when he lived in Paris. This human interest story also entails the history of Georgetown, Victorian architecture, Western and Eastern philosophy, and, of course, a captivating cat who decides Lux is the perfect cat care person for her needs. Before the end of his stay in the quaint hamlet, his life will dramatically unfold, and he will an emotional price for the emotional entanglement he's in, including the tragic loss of two of the principals in the story, including bidding farewell to the ladies who also had to move on with their lives. Note: This novel is a sequel to A FALL FROM WINGS (book one of this two-book narrative is now published; book two will be published before the end of March 2017).



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9781543197587
  • ISBN: 1543197582
  • Publication Year: 2017
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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