As I was searching for images to share with my readers, one of a famous singer holding a beautiful Abyssinian cat leaped out at me. I’d already chosen this man’s wife as the celebrity look-a-like of Darcelle Lebeau, the heroine of It Takes a Cat Burglar.
Iman and David Bowie make a striking couple. I rarely think of a particular person when creating a character, but this time Iman was in my mind. Take a look at these images and you’ll see that Iman is the epitome of an Abyssinian cat goddess.
When Darcelle Lebeau throws off the invisible chains that keep her bound to her family, she discovers a new vocation. Tempted to enter the illegal playground of a man she nicknames Matou, she becomes a cat burglar in training. Deeply ensnared with each task he entices her to fulfill, she fails to discover his identity and true intentions.
Sebastian St. Croix, a wealthy businessman, has a dark side. He’s a thief, a cat burglar who steals art and historical objects. For one year, he trains Darcelle to become his assistant, remaining incognito, observing her from afar. His admiration grows along with his desire for her with every phase-one challenge she completes. Phase two will test the limits of his control. Hands-on personal training? Yes. Sex? No. With his sister’s happiness at stake, nothing, not even the tempting Darcelle Lebeau, can interfere with accomplishing the biggest break-in of his career.