Friday, May 22, 2009

Ooooh, PAN, Here comes the Kougar...

It’s a red letter PAN day, my Gorgeous Big Cats. Yeppers and yowl, moi has made the big time with enough sales of HER INSATIABLE DARK HEROES to qualify for PAN membership at Romance Writers of America.
As usual, moi is torn, a ragged ripping and rending of her writerly flesh. While she is thrilled at the accomplishment, she is more thrilled over all those lovely Kittens who have purchased her bookie.
And, the pure truth, this Big Cat author really has no desire to enter the rarified realms of PAN membership and play in the big romance sandbox with the so-called professional authors. This is not a clawing ‘dish’ against any author, who the Kougaress knows are wonderful people, overall, and fantastic writers. She admires them and their books.
It is a statement about Romance Writers of America as an organization. Many of the policies are simply unfair and there is nothing being done to correct that sad state of affairs. Not really. Merely a lot of words and rule this and rule that, not to mewing mention an empty back and forth with those who are actively attempting to right the wrongs. At least, as far as this Big Cat can tell and assess.
Roaring-nope, such petty politics and overdone diva drama as this Big Cat has witnessed on occasion is NOT what drives moi’s purring engine.
Now, should real changes be instituted, then the Kougar will revisit her decision to stay far away. And, on the other paw, moi doubts her participation in PAN is actually wanted or truly desired, since she can be a ferocious troublemaker when riled up over an issue.
Still, the Kougar is smiling, her eyes squinchy with happiness as she sinuously rolls on a comfy rug, her paws in the air.

Meow-Wow!!!! HER INSATIABLE DARK HEROES is still at # 4 on Siren-Bookstrand’s bestseller list. Happy-dance on all fours for this Big Kitten authoress.

Halloween-frisky KitKats, if you’d like a little peeky into the Kougar’s Halloween past as a cub paw-click over to Belinda McBride’s Wylde by Nature blog ~ ~

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 145 ~

Sylva tried to imagine what Lydia’s Earth would look like with a population of only dark-haired people. “It must have been a big adjustment, finding yourself here.” Lydia giggled nervously, her cheeks flushing prettily. “It was frightening at first. I can’t even say why, except that every time I saw anyone with blonde or red hair it was jarring to my senses. I only wanted to run and hide.” Sylva smiled, feeling empathetic. “That’s understandable. How long did it take you to get used to it?” Lydia fingered a sumptuous violet gown. “It was quicker than adjusting to married life here.”
Zeke seared his gaze at Jimmy while his jaw tightened. He felt like drawing down on the inebriated idiot, and taking off a small hunk of his ear. Instead, he glared, feeling his own impatient savagery. “You’re drunk as a Saturday night boozer, Jimmy. I’m givin’ you one chance to walk away. Take it or I’m bustin’ open your jaw.” Petulantly, the slim younger man stared, his eyes swimming with the whiskey he’d tossed back. “You were supposed to marry my sister,” Jimmy shouted. “I want satisfaction.” Zeke heaved an enormously irritated sigh. “Anyone want to catch him?” he hollered.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 144 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies...
Presented in its entirety on the
Liquid Silver forum ~ click on ~ Savanna Kougar ~

Wednesday ~ Bekki blogged about submitting the best manuscript you can.
Monday ~ Bekki blogged about a new review for LAST GLASS OF WINE
Friday ~ Sara’s first HAPPY RELEASE DAY ~ read her blurb and excerpt.
Monday ~ Bekki blogged about the Acer and a Dell netpad. Great info, kitkats.

HOG ON A HAWG ~ this is an adorable post...
SEA TURTLES... give this blog a glimpse
Animal blogs are featured this week First was Lindsay’s delightful posting about her pet dragon.
Wednesday ~ Crystal penned about her transition to writing vampire stories.
Tuesday ~ Second, the Prince of a Stallion by the Kougar
Monday ~ Francesca blogged about her paranormal growing up...
Saturday ~ Paris penned a post on the perils of a writer’s muse...
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 Merry Month of May...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Kisses of sweet excitement from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

~playful tail wag~ Con-meow-ulations are in order!! Awesome job qualifying with your dark hero's! I'm not surprised is a fabu story!!

We all hope for appropriate changes within the org, don't we.:-) Maybe one day it will happen...

Savanna Kougar said...

*returning playful tail wag* thank you-mew...

yep, maybe one day. course, if enough of us small print/e-authors keep selling, it either change the RWA, or another organization will emerge out of that strength.