Wednesday, July 1, 2009

THE CHALLENGE by Serena Shay

Ooooh, my hep Big Cats, yes, it’s true. THE CHALLENGE by Serena Shay, one of of our KitKat family has a release date. Roaring-wahoooo... happy paw dance!

On Aug 10th, the first book in Serena’s Shay’s Jaguar series, THE CHALLENGE, will be available at
Liquid Silver Books.

Blurb ~
Marina Jamison is a mystery. As a half-breed shapeshifter, she lives on the fringe of were-jaguar society. Though her love for pride leader Bastian LaRue is forbidden, she finds herself tied to him by a bond stronger than their individual wills, a psychic link born from their one-night stand. When her secret is revealed, she is scorned and excluded. Neither Bastian nor the pride can accept a half-breed queen.

For a snippet peek visit Serena’s
blog ~

A dreamcicle sunset on the tame prairie, my Sassy Summer Cats, so lovely the Kougar can forget the world for long moments and appreciate all that is sacred.
Uranus retrograde ~

Hmmmm... pondering mews... just in time for Independence Day... the planet, Uranus goes retrograde... what does that mean?
One aspect is freedom itself. Everyone and everything will be desirous of freedom. Where freedom does not live or has been limited severely, the righteous calls for freedom will ring so loud the sound will blanket the world.
In the personal realm it means a restlessness to throw off whatever metaphorical shackles are holding you back. It could also bring about a whole new awareness of what freedom means to you.
Uranus is also the planet of surprises and changes. Or the ole’ whack to the back of the head by the Universe... just to let you know what is no longer working in your life. Be aware of the changes you want to make and watch out for the BIG SURPRISES... good, bad, ugly, beautiful... regardless of the ‘surprise’, once you gain your feet again, seek out the opportunity.
Authoress news and mews ~

Today, the Kougar added the February flashies of COURTSHIP ON ANOTHER EARTH to her forum at The Romance Studio ~ Savanna Kougar ~ the fantasy lair ~ ~

Wednesday... yeppers-meow, moi will add Chapter Three to CURSES WERE STRANGE BEASTS, her Dorchester/Textnovel entry ~ ~

Yowling of... get your own free-read copy of CAT NIP, by Gem Sivad, once she gets it ready ~ ~

AND! Guess What? New Siren-BookStrand author and ATIV finalist, Pat Cunningham, is blogging on Wednesday at TITLE MAGIC about her first published romance, COYOTE MOON... yep, it’s a shapeshifter story.

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

Beneath them, Diamond smoothly leapt over a suspicious mound of dirt, slightly throwing Kylie forward. “I gotcha,” he reassured, his hold anchoring her to his chest.
“Actually, that was kind of fun.” She hesitated, her fingers tentatively slipping through the lower strands of his hair. “You’re so big, at least, I can’t knock you over or off.”
“Nope. Think of me as your personal rock.”
“Yeah, rock hard,” she muttered, almost so he couldn’t hear her.
“Sorry, darlin’, but you do keep me stud-juiced up.”

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 185 ~

Sylva leaned forward, on the edge of her seat. “Any pictures, photos. A recording of the event?” she asked. Her cowboy’s eyes darkened, a glint of remorse that quickly vanished. He nodded. “Yep. Local news got a hold of the camera recordings. Then it went worldwide. Dad was madder than a baited bull.” An adorable grin flashed for an instant on his handsome face. “That is, until Mother reminded him of his own wilder brawling days. And that she still had the proof.” Sylva smiled. Everything he’d said so far about his family gave her hope they were good people.

Zeke knew he was enjoying himself too much, telling his gorgeous wife about his brawling days. Course, how was he supposed to resist the lively enjoyment shining in her eyes and on her face? Leaning forward on a whim, he dipped his finger in the orange blossom honey and touched it to her nose. Before she could react, he dived his lips toward her nose while watching her eyes widen with surprise. He kissed the honey spot briefly. Giggling, she retreated a bit. After removing the honey with a napkin, she sensually shook her hair. “It’s better than mud, cowboy.”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 170 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~
Monday ~ Night Owl Romance Review for BLACK CAT BEAUTY
Saturday ~ Judah Raine discussed the power of the romance novel and her love for reading writing romances. She also addressed the issue of how romance authors are often disrespected.
Friday ~ Bekki presented a beautiful tribute to Fathers.

Check out Linda Blanche’s Romantic Times Review, and the story behind it.
Tuesday ~ The Kougar - “I slowly reach for the hammer...”
Monday ~ Francesca blogs about her upcoming trip to DC for the RWA Nationals.
Saturday ~ Paris blogged about the BBC show, Primeval... where and when is the happy ending?
Friday ~ Serena blogs ~ Better run through the jungle, er Minnesota north woods?
Thursday ~ Our second guest blogger ~ Nina Pierce, author extraordinairre ~
Wednesday ~ Crystal blogged about the lack of shapeshifters in shows and movies.
For the next part of the Never-Ending ~ RomanticSynonmous ~
Nicole, action-packed excitement ~ yep, the Dragoness is back!
Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~
Siren-BookStrand blog ~

No! Internet Two... Resistance is victory...
HATE!!! > DTV> it’s a ripoff.


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

Independent smooches from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

:) ~big kitteny hugs~ Thanks for putting my beauty out there!! I still get a huge kitty grin on my face when I look that the cover...and "dude, I wrote that!!" always skitters through my head. LOL

Now I'm off to get my weekly Curse! Yay!

Gem said...

Sylva is enjoying her man, and Zeke couldn't do better than one of us Earth I girls.


Savanna Kougar said...

Serena ~ I know your cover rocks! and there is that cool, yet *wow* feeling... I did that.

Gem ~ Absolutely, Earth I girls rule!