Friday, May 29, 2009

Five Hawks on the Barn

My Big KitKats, good late evening, the early-rising crescent moon was a splendid mystical being this night.
Yes-meow of wonder, as the Kougar returned from her mailbox she spied hawks perched on top of the large old barn. Regal and powerful in their demeanor, they watched moi’s progress. Three of them launched, sailing above the van in a circle. Then another one took flight. The Kougaress attempted to communicate her happiness at seeing them while trying to count how many there actually were. The leafy trees already obscure the full view of the barn. As she passed, yep, there was one still perched on top, a magnificent sight. So, five hawks on the barn. Wow-meow!
Okay, so moi likes a little roaming around time... shhh and truth, my Big Cubs, the Kougaress couldn’t stand the nasty yippy barking and merely wanted to quell the endless sound... the taste of border terrier is not all that appetizing.
Big grinz... btw, Chiquita the Chihuahua will be a character in book II of

Small dogs scare off cougar in Oregon
From Associated Press
May 28, 2009 1:18 PM EST
PHILOMATH, Ore. - A big cat picked the wrong little dogs for a fight. Chiquita the Chihuahua and Rosie the border terrier chased off a cougar that strayed into this small town near the Oregon State University campus. The dogs' owner, Loren Wingert, said Chiquita and Rosie are tough, but lucky.

The cougar pinned down Rosie, who squealed, but Chiquita convinced the big cat to flee by barking ferociously.

Wingert lives in a cul-de-sac atop a hill that backs up to a wooded area with deer trails. Warning signs about cougars are posted on the trails.

Wingert said the dogs are fine.
Roars, Comments and Rants... straight ahead, my brave Big Cats...

On the Liquid Silver Author’s forum, an author talked about her current editor who was giving her a particularly nasty time. This big cat authoress would like all editors to know there is no reason to be mean. There is a difference between being tough and being plain ole’ mean. Also, there is no reason to act like some sort of maniacal drill sargent. After all, this big cat didn’t join the military for a reason. Nor would she ever hire a personal trainer. No, she does not want to be whipped into writerly shape. Nor does she wish for her mss to be whipped into published shape... leave all whippings for the pleasures of the heroines and heros in erotic romance novels.
Further yowl, there is a reason honey attracts more flies than vinegar. There is a reason why politeness and regard for a fellow being actually works to grease the wheels of society. This big cat has always responded with a smille to kindness. She appreciates the kind of honesty which truly serves her and her story. Indeed-maooww, this author will go to the ends of the earth or galaxy or universe, to create the absolute best story she can... sans the brow-beating process.
What follows is a comment on the Liquid Silver forum in response to what another author posted ~
And! Over on the Passionate Ink forum there was a discussion about the lack of angst and a significant growth arc for the main characters. The following comment is presented on moi’s bloggie for readers who are interested in the Kougar’s books, so you kittehs will have an idea if it’s the right read for you, or purring-not. ~

I must be somewhere in the middle here. I personally can't get into the heavy angsty stuff... at all. I find it a turn off for me emotionally. However, on the other hand, I can't stand just a cutsy no-growth fest of sex with mediocre villains, either. I really prefer external conflict where my heroines and heroes have to interact with each other for a do or die purpose beyond just their relationship. At the same time, it's also all about the relationship. That's why I write romance. That's why I write erotic romance.
HER INSATIABLE DARK HEROES ~ NUMBER TEN on Siren-BookStand’s bestseller list... so if you have a big steely yen for a superhero menage... this might be your read. Big smoochies to everyone who had purchased moi’s bookie and given it a rating... purring-hummm... five hawks, maybe another five rating is on the way...
Authoress mews ~

Just for the cowboy lovin’ big cats ~ a sneaky peekie snippet from BRANDED BY THE TEXANS...

“I suppose you think it’s just fine to spank women here.” Her voice slurred with fatigue. “Without their consent.”
Dillon puzzled over her words, without their consent. “You’ve never been spanked?”
“No. Not like that. Only as a kid.”
Dillon shouted yeehaw to himself several times, not caring if he was acting like a crude primitive male. As he’d suspected, he was the first man to know her this way.

Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues....

Part 152 ~

Sylva rose, knowing Lydia was ready to leave. No doubt, Zeke waited for her. What did men do here? if their wife spent a long time in the ladies lounge? She was about to find out. “Thank you, for speaking with me,” Lydia sweetly lilted, twining her arm around Sylva’s. They strolled toward the exit. “No, thank you,” Sylva returned. “I hope we can stay in contact. I’m alone here. And I don’t know my way around.” Lydia patted her arm. “I am certain my Bryce will be favorable to our remaining in contact. He does everything for my happiness.”

Zeke took another swallow of his coffee, then sensed his Sylva’s arrival. “I think our wives are returning.” Bryce nodded, setting his cup down on the serving tray. “Let us plan to continue our acquaintance, Zeke Vintorr. I have long been interested in your horses. However, the fast pace of business often leaves me with too little time.” Zeke nodded. “Know what you mean, pardner. We’ll stay in contact. I’d like to test some of my horses running with the buffalo. They are excellent at handling the fiercest of longhorn bulls. Have you created your own ranch breed of horse?”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 151 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies...
Presented in its entirety on the
Liquid Silver forum ~ click on ~ Savanna Kougar ~

Wednesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Escape to Romance
Friday ~ Sara blogged about Memorial Day.
Wednesday ~ Bekki blogged about submitting the best manuscript you can.
Monday ~ Bekki blogged about a new review for LAST GLASS OF WINE

Wednesday ~ Crystal featured a beautifully written excerpt between her Guardian Gargoyle and the heroine.
Tuesday ~ The Kougar - Third, a Black Cat Seduction Tail for Halloween
Monday ~ Francesca blogged about heroes and Memorial Day...
Saturday ~ Paris blogged about *the eyes have it*
Friday ~ Serena talked about the Twist and Rub of her latest WIP...
For the next part of the Never-Ending Story ~ RomanticSynonmous ~
Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~
Siren-BookStrand blog ~

No! Internet Two... Resistance is victory...

Have a Happy Summer...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Ten whirly swirly happy steps and kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Wow, how puuuur-fect, five winged warriors come to visit...

~sigh~ what kind of editor is intentionally mean! Maybe it is time for that person to find employment in another field?

As for what type of reader this kitty is, well, I like just about everything. I find for me there is a time and a place for everything, angsty, external conflict, internal conflict and even the sex-fests! The trick is knowing what I'm in the mood for. :-)

Oh My! She's never been spanked?? Oh Lady have me, hook, line and sinker! I need to be branded...hehehe

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, that's the great thing about today's variety in romance novels... there's something for everyone, or everyone's mood. If not, someone will write it. Now, it's a matter of finding those reads you want most.
I've dreamed of this reader's paradise possibility and now it's being realized.

Yeah, I was utterly shocked by how deplorably Stephanie's editor was treating her.
If someone is honest in saying they don't like my writing. I don't have a problem. When they're mean about it, that's a whole other thing. Which is why I never got involved in a critique group. I had enough of those kind of nasty put-downs while taking creative writing in college.