Thursday, August 20, 2009

E-Swindling and Worse...

Ooooo, my Big Beautiful Cats, it’s stormy-rainy on the tame prairie... round after round of rain and storms. There were some humongous cracks of thunder, the kind that rips the fabric of the sky apart. And moi saw a news story about tornadoes up in Minneapolis. The Kougar’s babie doggies aren’t thrilled about being put outside between the bouts of rain... thunder rumbling nastily now...
From what the Kougaress can tell, the e-swindling of ebooks is an ever-increasing business. Not only that, it seems to have taken a turn into downright meanness and utter disrespect for the author, her publisher and the author’s creativity... not to mention the hours and hours of hard, devoted work we authors go through just to make our stories the best we can.
This isn’t easy peasy, crank out a story stuff. This is our heart, our soul, our life experience we’re putting down on page after page. It’s lots of research. It’s staring at one word or one paragraph for half an hour sometimes, until our muse finally comes to aid us. It’s hours and hours and days and days and months and months of writing.
If you have a job, how would you feel if you weren’t paid. Worse, what if the service you performed was so disrespected you weren’t provided with any compensation whatsoever, even though, in truth, you’d done a good job.
Every time an authors work is stolen, it means she isn’t paid. It means she goes without. It means she may not be able to sustain a career as an author. Worse, it’s a strike at her soul, a swinging blade that cuts into her very being and says ‘your worthless’ to us. We have the right to steal from you. We have the right to take what you’ve nurtured and grown and leave you to starve.
This Big Cat is through with being polite or nice or in any way respectful. So, here it is ~

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Authoress news and mews ~

Okay, my darling KitKats, the Kougar is planning on posting Pat Cunningham’s blog ~ STUPID THINGS TO THINK ABOUT ~ at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS on Thursday, August 20th ~ this night of the New Moon. However, she may have got her claws crossed with another post... so... stay tuned.

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

“The thing is, cowboy, it’s starting to feel like a juggling act. And if I don’t juggle you all in the right way... well, I don’t even like thinking about the possible consequences. What if I toss Dash too high and Dono not high enough? Or don’t catch you? My head is spinning thinking about it.”
“Kylie, blunt truth is, we’re going to juggle you.” Halting at the counter, he set the tray in the sink, then spun to face her. “There’s something I need to explain to you and show you. I’ll tell you right now, you’re gonna feel like hoofin’ me in the head.”
She blinked. “What is it?” Her words charged at him like a ram.
We’re going to brand you. Dillon compressed his lips. Even though it was his nature to run straight at life, now was not the moment to tell her. “Let me show you first. Then I’ll explain.”
Tilting her head, she eyed him suspiciously. “What happens if I refuse?”
“We’ll make it so pleasurable you won’t refuse.” Dillon intensely felt the promise of his own words.
“I think my stomach is somersaulting,” she murmured.

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 235 ~

Sylva had a wild urge to simply laugh and keep on laughing. Instead, she drily replied, “I’m not from around these parts. If you know what I mean. Now, please be nice and let me do some shopping. You know, a wife does have to maintain a certain wardrobe. I arrived with nothing but the clothes on my back.” Sally blinked her big blue eyes, but didn’t indicate she was leaving. “While my husband may enjoy me in the nude I doubt it would be appropriate for me to walk around town that way. You do enjoy me, don’t you?”

Zeke didn’t know whether to bust out laughing, a hand over his gut, or play along with his Sylva. “Darlin’, I enjoy every sweet nekkid inch of you.” Sally pointed at his wife, still in her own fantasy trance. “Where’d you get them purty duds, then? If yer not from around here?” Turning toward him, his bride’s gaze questioned him about their latest challenge. “Where did you get these purty duds, cowboy?” At the rapid tinkling of a bell, they all gazed at Bethanne, the proprietor. “He didn’t purchase that outfit here. However, I surely would like his business now.”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 234 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~
IT’S HERE!!! ~ *The ROOM theme*
Tuesday ~ Chelle blogs ~ THE ROOM ADDITION ~ how that makes a hero.
Monday ~ Bekki blogs ~ BACKYARDS as a room.
Sunday ~ Linday blogs ~ KITCHENS ~
Saturday ~ Lindsay blogs ~ The Bath-House ~ time travel back to ye olde bathhouses.
Friday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Romance and Rooms ~ It’s the open road. It’s the sky. It’s the galaxy.

Wednesday ~ Keena Kincaid blogs ~ From secondary character to not-so-spunky heroine ~read her beautiful medieval excerpts. Keena’s stunning cover for her next release is featured above.
Tuesday ~ Lindsay’s Heroines
Moi’s comment mew-sings ~
Lindsay, everyone has beautifully expressed what's true about your heroines and your skillful brilliant writing.
One reason I find your heroines so appealing is because they represent their times in the sense that they overcome and live, not merely exist. And they are tough, physically and mentally, or they learn to be.
Thanks for sharing Ahhotpe. She's a wonderful anti-heroine! And she's so Egyptian. You must have lived during that time.
As women why shouldn't we write what we know... ourselves.
I have to agree with Linda. It's really tiresome when the focus of a story or a movie is solely on the man or men... which occurs all too often, imho.
Oh, big deal, who cares about fiction that constantly makes the male sex the center of the universe. Why isn't woman and man, as portrayed together, the center of their universe?
Monday ~ Chelle’s Strong Women and Helen Reddy sings.

Wednesday ~ Guest Blogger ~ Mel Tescho ~ meet her gargoyle hero.
Tuesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ 2013 Celebration... He grabs my waist.
Monday ~ Francesca blogs ~ Our State Fair...
Friday ~ Serena blogs ~ Inquiring Noob, Wants To Know...
Thursday ~ Guest blogger ~ Rebecca Royce... it’s all about her wolves.
For the next part of the Never-Ending Story ~ RomanticSynonmous ~
The red Dobie Gillis lookalike snapped his fingers. “Curses, foiled again!”
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...

Roaring-ferocious smoochies from the Kougar...


Keena Kincaid said...

Thanks for highlighting my cover. It's gorgeous, isn't it? My cover artist is just so good. She takes my half-baked ideas and makes them work.

Gem Sivad said...

Loved Sylva's "taking control". Zeke has found his true mate.


Serena Shay said...

hehehe "THE PERSON OR PERSONS WILL KNOW IMMEDIATE KARMIC CONSEQUENCES." Perfect!!!! May they really get the karmic bite in the butt they deserve!

Whew...Kylie is going to be one lucky lady!

Savanna Kougar said...

Keena ~ you're welcome. Lots of success with your upcoming release.

Gem ~ Sylva does take control when she's of a mind to do it.

Serena ~ Yep, that's my stance now. Good Karma is on our side. And the e-swindlers get what they deserve.