Sunday, August 2, 2009

Grand Overwhelming Passion

Glorious sunset on the tame prairie, my sun-enjoying KitKats, with various shades of pink, from pale to a delicious deep brilliant pink that transformed the trees in the far distance into the tops of pyramids.
Yes, the Kougar has yowled about this topic before ~ the grand overwhelming passion between a couple ~ the kind that can’t be ignored, ever ~ despite whatever the heroine and hero are experiencing or the trials and tribulations they are enduring in their lives.
Such grand passion happens. Sometimes love lags behind. Sometimes falling in love leads the way.
Perhaps, it takes an epic story for an author to depict this level of passion as many of the 80's historical romance novels were in length. Or does it?
Being a Kitten authoress who adores passion between a woman and man, the Kougar does her best to pen it in her stories, regardless of the length.
When the so-called Bodice Ripper romances hit the romance reading scene, they were devoured and reviled by many. However, bodice ripping became quite the thing as erotic titillation in other forms of entertainment like the movies. What was decried became standard fare, as happens many times. This was ultimately depicted in comic skits, one in an English sitcom particularly stands out in moi’s memory.
Of course, the downside, instead of a passionate erotic act that occurs during those grand overwhelming moments, bodice ripping became ‘commonized’ and supposedly had its day. Not that the ripping of clothing isn’t still depicted, it certainly is and the Kougar will certainly rend a few garments for the sake of fierce and savage passion. You can stretch and bet your claws on that one.

Why this blog topic? It was inspired by Victoria Janssen’s excellent and insightful blog titled, Erotic Journeys and Bodice Rippers ~ ~

Moi’s comment mew-sings ~

Fascinating blog on many levels.
I can speak to the bodice rippers before the 90s. I read them. While there were elements in the stories that weren't quite right as far as a woman's sexuality... course, it depends on where in the journey you are... overall, they were adventurous in sexuality and in women becoming more aware of their true power.
Also, compared to today's reads, they had elements that were more truthful, in terms of passion, eroticism and sexuality, than what is considered correct or politically correct now. Sadly, IMO, we've lost ways of passion and eroticism that are key to many relationships between women and men.
I rarely read stories where there's real sweep you off your feet passion. There may be sweep you off your feet kinky sex and desire... and nothing wrong with that... but that's different than a grand overwhelming passion.
Earthquake on Saturday morning in Tennessee and North Carolina, a wide area one, but not damaging.
However, the Kougaress has learned drought is prevalent in India and there are small water wars breaking out. The Amazon Basin is drying up and parts of Australia have been taken over by drought deserts.


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

Kylie’s scream echoed through Dash’s head. It was similar to the time he and his squad had rescued a group of lady librarians who’d been trapped behind the battle lines.
Thinking his squad were Union raiders, at first, they’d screamed their lungs out, throwing anything they could get their hands on. Unwilling to be taken prisoner without a fight, the women had blasted the raiders, using the last of their ammo.
The relief he’d seen on their collective faces was as clear now as it was then. Kylie must have been through a similar horror.

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 217 ~

Sylva tested the wand on her arm. Nope, nothing. However, when she tried it on her underarm, it worked like a charm. “Wow,” she whispered to the wand. “You need a safe place to stay.” She placed it in the corner of the shelf, closest to the tub. Surveying her surroundings slowly, Sylva appreciated the paradise of pink. “I guess, I need a safe place to stay, too. Especially, if my ‘psychic pedigree’ is discovered.” Walking to the only closet-like door, she opened it. Illumination showed off several dressing gowns. “Since I don’t have a clue what to put on.”

Zeke sent his thanks and the reception invitation to Diego Hawke, a long-time buddy of his, since the days of their rodeo competitions together as kids. His Messager not forthcoming with any other replies, he slipped it back into his pocket, pacing. It was appearin’ like he needed a face-to-face with Ranson to find out the truth. Ordinarily, that would suit him fine. Now, he had his precious Sylva to protect. At the first tone, Zeke jerked the device out again, wishing it was his sidearm. He itched to shoot his way through the situation. Bang! Bang! And all’s well.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 211 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~
Thursday ~ Running with the Pack by Pat Cunningham
Saturday ~ Dark Clouds and Silver LInings by Judah Raine
Wednesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Long Road to Romance and Murder
Friday ~ Bekki Lynn blogs about the beauty of rocks and romance.

Saturday ~ Linda Blanche ~ Nice Guy, her hero in LADY OF THE STARS
Friday ~ Keena Kincaid ~ Three Easy Steps to Transform a Secondary Character into a Hero
Thursday ~ Jane Richardson, author of A DIFFERENT KIND OF HONESTY ~ read her excellent portrayal of her hero’s innermost thoughts and feelings.
Wednesday ~ Linda Swift ~ the ordinary extraordinary real life hero.
Tuesday ~ Celia Yeary blogs about her Western Romance Hero, Ricardo and how he claims his bride.
Monday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Zerr Dann Volcano ~ Before His Mission on Earth
Sunday ~ THE FIRST HERO post by Lindsay Townsend, a romantic rescue scene from A KNIGHT’S CAPTIVE.

Saturday ~ Paris blogs about the heroine and her alpha
Friday ~ Serena blogs ~ brave or stupid, the alpha male on a motorcycle.
Thursday ~ Wonderful guest blog ~ Welcome Fran Lee, author of HALLIE’S CATS.
Wednesday ~ Crystal blogs about the unique shapeshifter qualities of the cuttlefish.
Tuesday ~ The Kougar ~ “...sliding up, then down”

For the next part of the Never-Ending Story ~ RomanticSynonmous ~
“Jake. After raptors and evil aunts and dive-bombing helicopters and powerful time travelers, Jake looked so normal.”

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...

Grand passionate smooch from the Kougar...


Gem Sivad said...

I hope Zeke can dispense with the threat quickly. They are on their honeymoon. And there are many more delights in this new world for Sylva to discover.

Serena Shay said...

Oh my...why is Kylie screaming??? Those hot cowboys need to save her!!

Savanna Kougar said...

Gem ~ Sylva is going to discover many more delights.

Serena ~ it was a nightmare based on what she'd been through ~ yep, those Cowboys are going to save her.