The Cat and Mouse

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

A Jazz Age tale of love and the quest for home.

Table of Contents


The water was much browner than he expected. Not so blue and green as the ocean he knew back home. Oil slicks and paper waste swirled by ... Read Chapter

Chapter 1

“So let me get this straight. You’ve never had a drink. Never had a smoke. Never even had a girl!” Alvin crouched over a stack ... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

  “I had an encounter with the strangest man last night,” Fleur sighed while staring down her reflection in the sm... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Kay bolted upright, hitting his head against the desk lamp. It toppled over, sending a flurry of paperwork and manila folders to the floo... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Hello everyone, thanks for reading this far! I'm still editing and revising this chapter and have a few questions for you to keep in mind. Does the dialogue flow well, make sense? Does it feel rushed? Is there any one scene/thought that should be expounded upon? Thank you for your help! Read Chapter

Chapter 5

The end of March ushered in Spring, and as days grew warmer, nights with Fleur grew longer. Kay made a regular event out of hitting Club ... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

This is a really special chapter! Let me know if anything isn't working for you. Thanks so much for reading this far! Read Chapter

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Recent Comments


What a great story! I love period pieces and yours has loads to savour. Really good recreation of the immigrant arrival experience and what a wonderfully seductive scene with the flapper girl at the end. I think I can guess who the cat and mouse of the title are going to be. Great work so far!

Tue, May 31st, 2016 11:43am


Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind comments and that the overarching themes are clear already :)

Tue, May 31st, 2016 7:18am


Hello ~ first of all let me thank you for letting me know about the new chapter, and well sorry i was a little busy with work so i only had free time to read now.
Again i must say the way you write has some subtlety in it, i really like the way you describe your characters i can feel their soul, it's easy to pick up the scenary by the way they act, i'm curious, why does she want him? is it a trap? it's aways a trap ;-; anyway looking foward to see how this romance will end up.

Wed, June 1st, 2016 3:12am


No worries! I'm glad you're getting a feel for their characters, though, that helps a lot! And you will see. :) What I can say, however, is that she's a clever one. Her type can be rather manipulative. Thanks again for your support!

Wed, June 1st, 2016 8:31am

Chase Maguffin

This looks really good!

Wed, June 1st, 2016 1:40pm


Thank you! I hope you enjoy what is to come :)

Wed, June 1st, 2016 8:33am


I think you just left me speechless again. True classic, passion and talent flow through these words :) The characters are memorable and the interactions believable. I loved the classic vibes of the setting, but most of all...jazz! It's a genre I've come to adore over the years :) You've got me seriously hooked at that. I'm loving the interaction between Kay and Fleur, and is it just me, or Fleur sort of reminds me of Jessica Rabbit? :) Anyway, I agree with crowefoot, I think I know who the Tom and Jerry are. Sorry, too much cartoon reference haha :D Great job, BrieBlakmyre! :)

Thu, June 2nd, 2016 4:57am


I'm so pleased that you like my work thus far! And yes, very much a Jessica Rabbit type :) Hahah, no worries I love cartoons! I even have full illustrations for all of these characters and plan to turn it into an illustrated novel :) Thank you!

Thu, June 2nd, 2016 12:14pm


I absolutely love your form of writing. In my opinion I forgot I was reading a story on booksie and more like a hardbound book. This was great. I think I'll be checking out your work more. :)

Thu, June 2nd, 2016 6:52pm


Thank you so much, that is a beautiful compliment! I will be updating shortly :)

Thu, June 2nd, 2016 12:15pm


Wow, I was surprised at how well you were able to draw me into this story; normally I'm not a fan of things that are set back in the early 1900's, but your writing style alone made it so interesting. I really liked how the language made it feel historical rather than modern, also. It felt like I was reading a real published book, you did such a great job. Well done, you've gained a new fan! :)

Fri, June 3rd, 2016 7:22pm


Thank you so much, I'm so glad I was able to bring a boring subject to life for you! I hope you enjoy future chapters as much. :)

Fri, June 3rd, 2016 4:25pm

Amy R. Beckett

Wow, just wonderful. Your writing is so good! It really submerses you in the scene. All your descriptions of the club, especially the opening paragraph where you talk about 'an alternate reality', were spot on.

Fleur seems interesting - I like the mixture of American and French, it really enhances her exotic and seductive qualities. I look forward to seeing how the two end up meeting more...

Also, love the front cover! Did you do it yourself? It's pretty gorgeous :)

Thu, June 9th, 2016 7:00am


I'm so glad you enjoyed this chapter! I really appreciate your comments. :) And that's great, I really want Fleur to have an exoticness to her, so I'm glad you picked up on that.
Yes! I did the cover myself, thank you :) I'm into graphic design, so story will eventually be illustrated as well.

Thu, June 9th, 2016 10:29am


Just amazing , i don't read romance but this book has got me hooked and i think i will be shelving this one

Fri, June 10th, 2016 11:16pm


Thank you so much, that means more than you know to me! :)

Sat, June 11th, 2016 8:52am


I'm not one for romance but you played this very eloquently. Good job! I really like the perspective and word choice and I would love to get to know kay a little better. Although in the beginning it's hard to tell who is who, but otherwise nicely done. Seeya around! ~DJ

Tue, July 12th, 2016 8:18pm


Thank you very much!

Tue, July 12th, 2016 9:22pm


From the first sentence you hold the reader's attention and command a following that flirts with mental bonds! You have portrayed an accurate portrait of the man I feel I once was, & have me sweating like the character in your tale to hear the rest of the story!

Tue, July 19th, 2016 7:42am


Thank you so much for your kind comment! I am glad to hear you can relate :)

Tue, July 19th, 2016 11:14pm

Alex Kris Winters

Very excited to stumble upon something worth reading every word! I love the jazzy atmosphere, and Fleur-de-Lis seems like a character hidden in romantic history. Looking forward to continue reading this!

Mon, August 22nd, 2016 5:18am

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