Thursday, June 25, 2009

Four Blue Ribbons ~ Thank you, Noelle

Purr-greetings, my summer sizzling KitKats, a small storm moved through and saved the Kougar a 97 degree day. Thank you, O divine weather beings. Smoochies, all around.
Roaring-wow, another storm blew through a couple of hours ago. The winds were horrendous at one point, and moi wondered if a tornado was close.
Nope, the Kougar may not need to concern herself with her non-tomatoes... oh-sad-meow.

Yep, here it is ~

Romance Junkies Review

Her Insatiable Dark Heroes

Author: Savanna Kougar

Publisher: Siren Publishing

Release Date: May 2009

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

~ I loved the names of the different characters, and the banter... Wendra was very well done as the heroine, and I really liked how she was always pushing to be allowed to use her powers, and was not content to just sit there and be protected. ~

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By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Noelle


Dorchester/Textnovel contest ~

Curses Were Strange Beasts

CHAPTER TWO ~ Mr. Dead Man
Keziah stepped into her strappy evening high heels, shiny and black as onyx. Pointing her forefinger she buckled them perfectly, then zapped them with miniature lightning bolts to add extra strength. “No use breaking a heel over you.”

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Authoress News ~

Serena Shay, author of the coming release from Liquid Silver Books, THE CHALLENGE, posted a link on her blog,
The Mind Wanders , to an article at ~ ~ addressing the giant schism in the RWA. The article was based on Deirdre Knight’s ESPN blog, about the unfair and out-of-date policy for small print/e-authors, and the response of Ms. Pershing, president of Romantic Writers of America.
Nope, moi couldn’t resist leaving a comment ~

There are many nasty dynamics at work in the RWA. I can say that since I've been a member for YEARS.
While it's true that authors, romance authors, unless you're on the top tier, are often treated poorly in terms of payment, the RWA's solution is completely unrealistic in today's cyber world. Furthermore, the current policy is not only 'unfair' to most of their members, in the endgame it serves no one. Not authors, not readers, not publishers and not booksellers.
Why is this? The digital age offers a whole new way for authors to earn a living and build a career. It offers readers romance stories they wouldn't find anywhere else. Niche reading is more and more the trend. Mass market has had it's day as the only way to market and offer good reads.
RWA's policies inhibit the growth of this viable market, not only denying talented authors, but sadly denying readers the books they most want. Fortunately, several of the small print ebook publishers are trailblazers and certainly don't want to give up the profits they are enjoying, or give up the reader's market they are serving and growing.

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 179 ~

Sylva straightened as a bolt of energy surged through her. “Wow. What’s in those winterberries? Or was it the morning drink? I’ve never felt this energized. I mean, I feel like taking the world on.” Sylva scrutinized his face while he studied her face. “I’m not certain, darlin’, which one. Or both. Your body is starved for nutrition. Take another sip of the drink. If you feel tingly with more energy that could be it.” Deciding it wouldn’t hurt, Sylva took a tentative sip. Setting the glass down, she luxuriously tossed back her hair. “What exactly do you mean ‘starved for nutrition’?”

Zeke sought a way to explain. Dang, and tie him to the chair... if she wasn’t more entrancing, her fiery beauty making his loins hunger as if he were starved for nutrition. Zeke wondered if he’d always be starved for her, his wife. “Sylva, I could tell by the way your body responded to the food here and the health elixirs.” She blinked slowly, her eyes wide as pansies. “Oh,” she murmured. “I mean, there’s nothing artificial that hypes someone up.” Zeke cocked his head. “Artificial? What do you mean?” After swigging another sip, she answered, “Like MSG, aspartame, ritalin, prozac.”
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 ~ ~

Friday ~ Bekki presented a beautiful tribute to Fathers.
Wednesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Romancing my Stallion of Ash and Flame
Monday ~ Summer Long Contest for U.S. Military Wives!
Tuesday ~ A big congrats to Judah Raine on the release of her latest mainstream romance ~ A THICK BLACK LINE ~ from Siren-BookStrand.
POETRY WEEK IS HERE! Judah Raine offers a gorgeous and soul-insightful blog about poetry. If you love poetry this is the post for you. It will feed your soul.
Give a sweet glance to Bekki’s poetry and the two poets Lindsay presents.

The Kougar’s Six word comment on the latest poetry posting~

Another realm
Where hearts live

Tuesday ~ The Kougar - Top Ten Reasons He Might Be a Stallion Shapeshifter
Saturday ~ Paris blogged about shapeshifting the RWA.
Friday ~ Serena talks about the unnecessary pain of shapeshifting. Yep all those poor werewolfies.
Thursday ~ Our first guest blogger ~ Adele Duboi ~ DESERT WILD
Wednesday ~ Crystal blogged about one her fave shapeshifter authors.
For the next part of the Never-Ending ~ 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...

Storm-sultry smooches from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Four awesome Blue Ribbons! Woot and cool, very much deserved, Lady Kougar...purr and congrats!

Loved the Curses post!

~Kitteny wink~ great response to the booksellers article!

Gem said...

I'm still wondering about all those wonderful foods with no additives. Sad that Earth I still doesn't get it.


Savanna Kougar said...

O, Serena, kitteny squishy hugs of thanks.

I do hope you like Curses... my goddess girl and her hero were/are notoriously fun to write about.

Gem ~ so true about Earth I... it seems that greed is more important to some...
Speaking of... your chocolate cake description was divine... yum!