Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sexy Summer Hunt

Yep, meow, luscious and lovely Big Kittens, the Sexy Summer Hunt contest is here, put on by incomparable erotic romance author, Celia Kyle. Books galore to the lucky big kitties who participate, not to mention roving good times by checking out all the author’s websites.
For all of you who are getting a head start, the Kougar’s Sexy Summer Hunt button is located beneath her book pics on the left hand side.
Okay, darling KitKats... no yowl-kidding this evening’s sunset on the tame prairie is the same color as the button, only with more orchid purply shades. Ah, the sweet mysteries of life.

And, purring-yahoo, check out what you can be wearing this summer. Yep and lots o’ bucking pep, you too can snare your own cowboy with the cowgirl hat, Gem Sivad, author of INTIMATE STRANGERS, is giving away.
And, while you’re peering around, KitKats, enjoy Gem’s prequel story to Wolf’s Tender, her current western WIP. It is sweep-you-away wonderful.
HER INSATIABLE DARK HEROES ~ Over three weeks on Siren-BookStrand’s bestseller list, *8* days at NUMBER TWO...roaring-wahoo... let your appetite for pleasure rule, indulge in the Insatiable Dark brothers.

This is what one reader wrote after living the pleasure ~
Savanna Kougar's Insatiable Dark Heroes lit the fires of my desire, fanned the embers into flames, wound the coil of my need, yadayadayada...
I know all about sizzle, but Savanna can write a sex scene that revs into life every indecent, lusty, thought I've ever had. I went looking for dh after i read one passage
(He says bravo too)


This was posted on the Siren-BookStrand loop... the Kougaress thought it beautifully worthy for all of us Big Kittens who adore romance novels.

Posted by: "bethdcarter1221" bethdcarter1221
Thu May 28, 2009 8:59 pm (PDT)

I had a co-worker give me "that smirk" today when I told her what I write. So I found these wonderful words written by Diana Duncan, who writes many Silhouette books. It brought a tear to my eye and made sit a little straighter, so I thought I'd share it:

Some people belittle writers and readers- especially of romance. They think we're living in a make believe world. They condemn us for wasting time with "trash".

But when I write, I'm reaching out to women ? and perhaps a few men- but it's mostly women who read romance.

Women who've had the worst day ever.

Women with nasty bosses.

Women with broken hearts.

Women who are sick and suffering.

Abused women who've been humiliated and hurt.

Women trying to overcome terrible circumstances I can't even begin to imagine enduring.

I hope that through my stories, I can help ease these women's sufferings a little. I hope they forget their own troubled lives and take off on an adventure with my characters. That they escape from the real world.

And when they finish, when they reach "the end", and close the cover of the book, they go back to their own lives with a little more peace in their hearts.



Better able to cope.

Because in romance novels, good always defeats evil. Tomorrow is a better a day. Relationships are mended, hope is restored, love triumphs over all.

This is why I write.

For the angst-ridden adolescent who wonders, "what does real, lasting love look like?"

For the office administrator stuck on the commuter bus forty minutes a day.

For the weary nurse on the cancer ward who's lost one too many patients.

For the young mother with three kids under three and reaching the end of her rapidly fraying rope.

For the elderly woman trapped in a body that no longer works, with a still-young mind that cries out for companionship.

What an incredible gift. What a humbling responsibility.

What a privilege.

Write on.

-Posted by Diana Duncan
This Big Cat author contends there are many reasons why we love our romance novels... for fundamental reasons we all share... and for reasons that are personal to each one of us. What one story does for the reader, it doesn’t do for another. Moi knows her erotic romance novels are not for every reader. She also knows that there are some readers who treasure what she’s written... big kitty grinz here...
There has been a discussion on the Passionate Ink forum about what each of us enjoys most in a romance story... below is a quote... and forgive moi... but she doesn’t have the author’s name who gave the seminar where this was said... still ~

"Readers read fiction for the emotional ride. They want to vicariously face obstacles, live in the skin of someone who is flawed and who must rise to meet challenges." Later in the same lesson I saw this: "What the hero learns is the message."

Yowl-okay, the Kougar is certain there is a lot of truth stated here. Is it her truth as a reader? Mew-no, at least, not entirely. So, here’s moi’s perspective ~

To be utterly honest here... no, that is not applicable to me as a reader. Yes, I want conflict. I want to live in the story, the adventure... but that vicarious angle stuff just doesn't do it for me. I want an intensity of feeling, a passion of feeling. I want to know how the heroines and heroes relate to each other as people, as lovers, as rivals. I want their romance, their passion, their eroticism with each other. Yes, there are personal issues, deep ones... but, no, I don't want that to be the *only* core to the story ~ that just plain turns me off because to me that is not living life to its real potential or fullness.


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 155 ~

Sylva decided now was as good a time any to test out her cowboy husband’s response. “How easy is it for me to be friends with Lydia, to visit with her?” Zeke gentlemanly opened the booth door, handing her inside. “Soon as we get back home from our honeymoon, I’ll have a private com line set up for you. You’ll be able to speak that way. We’ll arrange a supper date together as married couples. If you two get on, you can meet for shopping dates, or whatever pleases you durin’ the day. We have our own air car, darlin.”

Zeke sought to reassure his bride about the pleasures of being married to him, beyond their marital union. Twirling her toward the table he picked up the list of cherry elixirs, handing it to her with a flourish. She smiled with sweet appreciation. “And do I get to learn how to drive or is it fly the air car?” Zeke nodded. “Operate, that’s the term. Sure do. Once you get the hang of it, we’ll look for one that suits you.” She smiled fondly, her eyes bright as diamonds. Zeke treasured her, knowing she’d be obstinate about other matters later.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 154 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies...
Presented in its entirety on the
Liquid Silver forum ~ click on ~ Savanna Kougar ~

Friday ~ Come enjoy Lindsay Townsend’s gorgeous short story about blooming love and a midsummer rose.
Wednesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Escape to Romance
Monday ~ Francesca blogs.
Friday ~ Serena ~ Lunar Magic ~ the moon and shapeshifers... howl and prowl!
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

For the next part of the Never-Ending Story by the Kougar - Hawk Warriors ~ 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...

Summer sunset kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Whew! This kitty must, must hit that pool! Fur and all! I would sure hate to see that fine Highlander, drown! Mouth to Mouth, you say...outta my kitteny way!!

Thanks for reposting Inspiration
It is beautiful!

Savanna Kougar said...

I may have to beat you to that pool. We could give THE HIGHLANDER a real fur-flying and water-flying cat fight. Just for him.

Serena Shay said...

LOL...I'm sure he'd love it! Anything for that HIGHLANDER stud!