Friday, August 28, 2009

My Heroine During the Conflicts

Evening meows, my gorgeous KitKats, above is an artist's rendering of Atlantis at the bottom of the ocean. Moi could never discover the artist. This is definitely a Mars Rising day, even if the red planet isn’t rising. The Kougar has done claw and fang battle with e-swindlers. If any of you use SlideShare, or any site/forum/whatever that allows an author’s book to be downloaded or read in any manner, without proper purchase (you know, the money actually goes to the author and the publisher) ~ PLEASE DON’T. These sites are allowing authors to be ripped off big time.
Gee and roar, it doesn’t matter if you can prove you’re the author or that your book is available at the publisher’s site... and, thus not theirs to steal... well, darn it, they still can’t interfere with some criminal’s nebulous digital right. No, they don’t dare remove your copyrighted book.
No, this Big Cat Author is NOT JUMPING THROUGH SOME SORT OF STUPID ENDLESS MAZE OF HOOPS to prove the obvious. Whatever that particular crap Digital Media law is ~ the bottom line, it’s nothing but a fancy legalese way to rip off authors and others who write. It’s a way to steal from the artist, plain and simple.
Artists unite! Let’s take back what belongs to us and screw the Establishment!
A copyright is a copyright. Universal law is universal law. You sow what you reap. So once again, reap this you Scum Swindlers!

All rights reserved. No part of this e-book, audio book or print book may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written consent of the Author or Publisher, excepting brief quotes used in reviews, articles or blogs.

BTW... the Kougar has it on good authority her Spirit Animals will use their claws and fangs to properly chastise those in offense, including those who are responsible for such a reprehensible law... so, go ahead, scum swindlers, continue your perpetration under the pretext of obeying a bad law.

My heroine during the Conflicts... Friday, August 28, the Kougar is blogging at THE PINK BLOG for Heroine’s Days.
Here’s the beginning ~

Sheriff Kalypso Sun Wing ~ Last Words, Maybe...

Carefully, Kalypso unfolded the old, 20th century notebook paper. The pages were stained by time, by her tears and by blood because her fingertips had cracked in the winter cold. Heaving in a breath, she read her opening words.

These are my last words, maybe...

Compelled to read what she’d written during the height of the Conflicts, Kalypso sank down into her favorite sunset-watching chair. Automatically, she opened her arm for Rhiannon. She was always the first one of Kalypso’s dogs to jump up for a cuddle.
“Guess what, gang,” she addressed the seven other doggie faces alertly gazing at her. “I’m now the Sheriff of fair New Atlantis. How that happened, I’m not exactly certain. Except someone has to do the job, right? And I am damn good with weapons.”

Bringing the pages to eye level, Kalypso sighed down to her soul and felt a sharp twist of pain. She’d realized decades ago, the agonies of her life would never leave. They would remain with her for as long as she lived, now much longer than she’d ever anticipated. She’d figured her life was over when the Death Monopoly, as it was called, had announced itself to the world. Like the most ruthless and bloodthirsty mafia they had surfaced and declared rule over the entire planet.

I will not survive for much longer.

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 243 ~

Sylva loosened her hold on her cowboy’s arm after noticing how hard she gripped. “Do you see the steaming cup o’ coffee sign?” Zeke rumbled, amused. At her nod, he continued, “That’s the Diner. I think we’re just fine, darlin’.” Sylva heard his relief and decided he didn’t think anyone was gunning for them outside. However, she knew he was still concerned about what would occur inside. Keeping her tucked close to his side, he shoved open the door. The friendly clanging of a bell seemed to announce their presence. Trying to see everything, Sylva peeked from beneath Zeke’s arm.

Zeke took in the entire diner with one sweeping glance. Seated at the counter, Ranson swigged a brew and waited for him, his appearance calm yet on alert. To Zeke’s left, Marina and Grant were seated in the booth that gave the best view of Ranson. Without hesitation, he guided his Sylva toward his smiling sparkly-eyed sister and her husband, who casually rested his hand on top of his holstered pistol. “Hey, smarty britches,” Zeke called out. “Couldn’t wait to meet my bride, could you?”
Marina toothy-smirked at him. “Nope, beastly big brother, especially since you roped yourself a wife.”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 242 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~
Thursday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ World Building a Room in Romance
IT’S HERE!!! ~ *The ROOM theme*
Monday ~ Serena blogs ~ Room With a View ~ and what an inner view...
Friday ~ Bekki blogs ~ Room Within a Room ~ the intimacy of falling in love...
Thursday ~ Jane blogs ~ Room to Breathe, Room to Grow ~ this is a gorgeous trip to Umbria, Italy.
Tuesday ~ Chelle blogs ~ THE ROOM ADDITION ~ how that makes a hero.
Thursday ~ Cheryl Pierson ~ The Heroine’s Backstory – How Much Do I tell?
Wednesday ~ Joanna Waugh ~ Heroic Womanhood
Tuesday ~ Celia Yeary blogs ~ My Heroine ~ Come read this hero’s view of his heroine.
Moi’s comment mew-sings ~
Ah, Ricardo, you are the man. And you express your admiration and love for your Cynthia in such a masculine and beautiful way. I am in awe of your penning prowess.
I must confess, though, the men whose stories I write would have fallen in love with Starr.
However, as is the way of life upon this wonderful spinning world, we all choose to our own pleasure and satisfaction. And so it is now.
May love always be yours.
Sunday ~ Sarah Simas ~ Not Your Mama’s Heroine
Saturday ~ LK Hunsaker ~ Generational Heroines ~ a beautiful blog about strong heroines and their families.
Friday ~ Linda Swift ~ Single Status ~ her strong blonde heroines.
Wednesday ~ Crystal blogs ~ Promo: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Tuesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Shifter Super Solder... I stare at his sin-tempting mouth.
Monday ~ Francesca blogs ~ Fab analysis of the Bachelorette/Bachelor show.
Saturday ~ Paris blogs about how clothes make the heroine and hero...
Friday ~ Serena blogs about the joy of school supplies and more time to write.
Thursday ~ Guest blogger ~ Pat Cunningham ~ STUPID THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
For the next part of the Never-Ending Story the Kougar blogs ~ Who Rescues Sleeping Beauty? ~ RomanticSynonymous ~
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 End of Summer...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Heroine smooches from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

~Grrr and hiss~ Another den of thieves, preying on the talented! It is definitely time to unite! I agree, may your karmic warning take a bite out of their thieving butts!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena ~ yep, big nasty bites!
Yeah, I got a follow-up email from Daniel, the SlideShare guy. If only I'll follow this xx procedure he'll take down my book.
I took the time to explain even if authors comply with that, which I still believe is a hoax law, they would spend all day doing nothing but that, since the their books are simply put up again.
Gee, they can't do that the Big NY published books... how is it they can do it to small print/epublishers?

Gem Sivad said...

Sooo behind in the series. I'm catching up now. It's meet the in-laws and watch for bushwhackers at the same time.


Savanna Kougar said...

Hey Gem ~ yep, it's the Diner showdown with Ranson.