Kat And Mouse
The Crosscannon Roller Derby Series, Book 1
By Jacquelyn Heat
Katrina Brooks is a gifted photographer and an excellent roller derby referee.
When she’s wearing her stripes, she’s focused and professional—and she rarely misses a call. Problem is, Kat’s got her eye on a “Mouse” who has a knack for getting into trouble.
Dorothy Mauser (Dot) is a trash-picking junk artist with a big heart but a volatile temper. She’s also the most penalty-heavy skater in Crosscannon Roller Derby. Far from realizing our ref has a thing for her, Dot thinks Kat has it in for her.
As Kat prepares her work for display at Crosscannon Pridefest, Dot gets a chance to see her true colors. A tentative collaboration between these two artists quickly reveals a mutual attraction. But with playoffs on the horizon, their newfound connection may not survive their on-the-track tension—or the deeper insecurities it brings to light. Can Kat and Mouse overcome the instincts driving them apart? Or, for them, is animosity just the nature of the game?
Note: Kat & Mouse is centered around the world of modern, flat track roller derby. The preface and appendix provide addition information for the curious reader.