#RainbowSnippets: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel

In my last couple of snippets, we met cute, fluffy, nut-obsessed Nathan, and his hot-as-roasted-chestnuts love interest Vince. This snippet comes from the beginning of the sequel, Rise of the Alpha Squirrel. If you’ve read Nuts About You, you know that at the beginning of Alpha Squirrel, Nathan sneaks into Vince’s home and plays a silly squirrely trick on him, and gets caught.

And then Vince commits a terrible crime–he calls Nathan…Nutsy. *gasps of horror*

And Nathan’s going to make him pay.

I’m aiming for a February 21 (or probably the 18th, because I have classes all day Thursday and it keeps me from obsessively clicking reload on the browser) release date for Alpha Squirrel, but you can see the cover now. 🙂

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He didn’t go far—just out into the yard and up the post of the new birdfeeder seated conveniently outside the kitchen window. Good thing this Nutsy obsession was Vince’s only bad quality, or Nathan might have been tempted to go home. But with Vince, there was a lot more in the ‘good nuts’ pile than the ‘bad nuts’ one, so he stayed.

Didn’t mean he had to be all happy and cheerful though. Disgruntled, he fished out a fat black and gray sunflower seed and gnawed the shell open as he waited.

Check out the rest of the group’s snippets here.

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36 comments to “#RainbowSnippets: Rise of the Alpha Squirrel”

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  1. Louise Lyons - January 16, 2016 Reply

    Nutsy, I love it! I can’t wait to read this.

  2. Kate Lowell - January 16, 2016 Reply

    Soooon… 😀

  3. JL Merrow - January 16, 2016 Reply

    Love those squirrel shifters! 😀

    • Kate Lowell - January 16, 2016 Reply

      Thank you!

  4. Caraway Carter - January 16, 2016 Reply

    I love the title, and the snippet. Alpha Squirrel! FTW!

    • Kate Lowell - January 16, 2016 Reply

      If wolves can have alphas, why can’t squirrels? Which reminds me–next week, I should really post Nathan’s opinion of werewolves.

  5. R. Phoenix - January 16, 2016 Reply

    Alpha squirrel. My brain is still struggling to comprehend this. It’s great to see something I’ve literally never seen before!

    • Kate Lowell - January 16, 2016 Reply

      Well, he’s not an alpha squirrel yet. There’s the whole Hero’s Journey yet to get through…

  6. Rebecca James - January 16, 2016 Reply

    You’re going to accomplish the impossible and make me like squirrels, aren’t you? So cute. I may soon be eyeing the squirrels in my backyard differently.

    • Kate Lowell - January 16, 2016 Reply

      Doing my darndest. Under orders from the Alpha Squirrel, you see. 😀

  7. Cheryl - January 16, 2016 Reply

    I love that squirrely dude

    • Kate Lowell - January 16, 2016 Reply

      Thank you! I’m pretty fond of him too.

  8. Rian - January 16, 2016 Reply

    You’re cracking me up as Nathan would a yummy looking peanut 🙂 It’s nice to know there not only growling big wolf and tiger and etc alphas everywhere but also cute Nutsy alphas!

    P.S I just ate sunflower seeds, too 😉

    • Kate Lowell - January 16, 2016 Reply

      Nathan approves. 🙂

  9. Jana Denardo - January 16, 2016 Reply

    This is so darned cute. I love the idea of squirrel shifters.

    • Kate Lowell - January 16, 2016 Reply

      Thank you. 🙂 There’s a whole list of bizarre shifters to come, once I get the decks cleared.

  10. Charley Descoteaux - January 17, 2016 Reply

    Rise of the Alpha Squirrel has to be one of the best titles i’ve ever seen. *lol*

    • Kate Lowell - January 17, 2016 Reply

      I’m not that good at titles, so when I find a good one, I grab onto it like a bear trap. 🙂

  11. P.T. Wyant - January 17, 2016 Reply

    I want to know what kind of trick he played on Vince.

    • Kate Lowell - January 17, 2016 Reply

      I actually included that chapter at the end of Nuts About You as a teaser. 😀

  12. Chris Quinton - January 17, 2016 Reply

    LOL! Great title, and the idea of a vengeful squirrel – priceless 🙂

    • Kate Lowell - January 17, 2016 Reply

      Nathan says he likes the word vengeful. Vince is laughing his butt off. Poor Nathan. 😛

  13. Amy Rae Durreson - January 17, 2016 Reply

    I love the way he sulks. Vince will need to watch his back, clearly XD

    • Kate Lowell - January 17, 2016 Reply

      Squirrels really are little divas in fur coats.

  14. Elin - January 17, 2016 Reply

    I love the idea of the good/bad nuts pile.

    • Kate Lowell - January 17, 2016 Reply

      You mean you don’t keep track of stuff with nuts? o.O

  15. A E Ryecart - January 17, 2016 Reply

    Go Nutsy, er, I mean Nathan!

    • Kate Lowell - January 17, 2016 Reply

      Ooooo, are you in trouble now!

  16. Layla Dorine - January 17, 2016 Reply

    Sulking and stress eating perhaps? I think Vince might be in trouble.

    • Kate Lowell - January 17, 2016 Reply

      He’s definitely in trouble. Luckily, Vince knows the way to Nathan’s heart. 🙂

  17. Dianne Hartsock - January 18, 2016 Reply

    This series is so darn cute! Love that he thinks he’s full of good nuts. 🙂

    • Kate Lowell - January 18, 2016 Reply

      Thank you!

  18. Clare London - January 19, 2016 Reply

    I wish all annoyance could be solved with a sunflower seed 🙂

    • Kate Lowell - January 19, 2016 Reply

      Me too.

  19. Lila Leigh Hunter - January 19, 2016 Reply

    I love your squirrels– they have so much personality.

    • Kate Lowell - January 19, 2016 Reply

      Thank you! There’s more personality coming in the next one, too. And more shifters. 🙂

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