Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bizarre Weirdness

Lovely evening, my Beautiful Big Cats, the Kougar is all yowling-talked out. It feels as though a tape has come to the end, as in the time of tape recorders... and everything is on hold, or pause.
It’s a peaceful evening on the tame prairie. The moon is close to being full, gorgeous in the sky. A small storm and some nice rain moved through in the early morning. It was needed. Yep-meow, the temps are like Fall and moi wonders if Summer will hit with a vengeance in September as it often does in the midwest.
Already, the Kougaress is thinking of winter preparations. She has a sense there could be lots of snow this year and hopes for mild temps. No frigid air need apply. Famous last purrs, though.
Bizarre weirdness... that’s how today went in subtle ways and is simply how it feels, the entire world. Shruggies and shakies of this Big Cat’s body... get away strange cooties.

A couple of late nights ago, the Coast-to-Coast am audience did what we call a mass consciousness experiment ~ to bring rain that would help stop the California fires. There was some rain, that had not been in the weather forecast, the last moi knew.

Authoress news and mews ~

THANK YOU! To everyone who has voted for CURSES WERE STRANGE BEASTS at TextNovel. Smoochies and excited hugs from yours truly.
E-swindling is rearing its ugly head everywhere, it seems, to the detriment of authors and their publishing houses. For an excellent article the Kougar found at Serena Shay’s blog claw click ~ ~

The Kougar feels deeply for Ms. Walker over her personal plight in having her books ripped off.
What would the world be like if no one could write romance novels because, bottom line, none of us could make a living at it? And/or because the demands of life were simply too great and there was no time, there was no energy?
Would you want to live *in this world* without romance novels?

Yay! The Kougar paw-clicked over to the RWA elections’ page. She dutifully read the bios and the mission statements of all the candidates, then voted. There were several ebook friendly candidates. Let’s hope the best people are voted in and RWA changes course to reflect the current realities in romance novel publishing.
Looks like a group of Liquid Silver authors are planning a Labor’s Day Lickable Tour. For a hunk o’ yum cowboy preview go to Gem Sivad’s blog ~ ~
Oopsie, moi thinks she forgot to post Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week. See below, if interested.

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 249 ~

Sylva alternated between ‘playing’ with the menu and taking peeks at Zeke. So far, so good. He and Ranson seemed to be on cordial enough terms and were discussing something. “What are your favorites here?” she asked Marina. Marina grinned in a winning way. “They know my order by heart. I always have the chicken-fried steak, lots of gravy, and their vegetable plate. My darling husband usually has their special, unless it’s catfish. Zeke is partial to their steak sandwiches. The desserts, that’s where I do my choosin’. Anything on the menu you don’t understand?” Sylva’s spine tingled a warning.

Zeke pierced his gaze through Ranson and saw no falsehood. “Know anything else I need to know?” he asked. “I’ve got feelers out. Anything else shakes loose I’ll give a holler.” Ranson paused. “Someone comin’ in.” At the same time Ranson spoke, Zeke caught a shadowy glimpse in the Diner’s window, a Long Walker by the man’s gait. Simultaneously, Zeke and Ranson drew their guns, pointing with slow deliberation at the door. Zeke knew by the electric silence in his sister’s direction that she and Grant had drawn their weapons in anticipation. From the corner of his eye, he watched Sylva.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 248 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~
Wednesday ~ Gem Sivad ~ Guest Blogger ~ How to Make Unpalatable Historical Facts Into Romance…
Monday ~ Courtney Braizille ~ Guest blogger ~ Setting
Sunday ~ Guest Blogger ~ Jane Beckenham ~ LET’S GET IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
Saturday ~ Guest Blogger ~ New Zealand author, Jane Beckenham ~ SHAKING UP THE SHEIKHS AND WHAT MAKES THEM LOVEABLE REALLY
Thursday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ World Building a Room in Romance

Monday ~ Danielle blogs ~ The Change ~ how our heroines change during the story.
Saturday ~ Linda Blanche ~ A Determined Woman
Friday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Sheriff Kalypso Sun Wing ~ Last Words, Maybe
Thursday ~ Cheryl Pierson ~ The Heroine’s Backstory – How Much Do I tell?
Wednesday ~ Joanna Waugh ~ Heroic Womanhood

Tuesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Roaring Arghhh... the Computer Age
Monday ~ Francesca blogs ~ Secret Lives of EC authors
Friday ~ Serena blogs about what she likes in the blogs she reads... what about you?
Wednesday ~ Crystal blogs ~ Promo: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

For the next part of the Never-Ending Story the Kougar blogs ~ Who Rescues Sleeping Beauty? ~ RomanticSynonymous ~

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #52

The following week will long be remembered.
What remains important in this life are those we love and those who love us. In whatever ways you can express that love and receive that love, do it. For, it will be what makes the true difference in your life and the lives of us all. The future has been set into motion in a way that will challenge us all.
These challenges are best met with those we know and care for most deeply in our hearts. The more love thrives despite our challenges, the more we will all know victory over any and all the forthcoming challenges.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona

MORE... 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...

Soft kiss from the Kougar...


Gem Sivad said...

Ah oh, troubles afoot. But Sylva's got four guns protecting her. What a honeymoon.


Serena Shay said...

This kitten's heart would break if there were no more romance novels in the world. ~sniff~

Gosh, I am sooo not looking forward to winter. Those long months of cold and snow are just to hard on the body, mind and soul.

Savanna Kougar said...

Gem ~ yep, trouble afoot!

Serena ~ yeah, I wouldn't want to be here without romance novels!

Where you are is generally colder and snowier... but who knows, given the high strangeness of the weather.