Friday, September 25, 2009

The Final Snippets ~ Heart Mate

FIRST! A major purring thank you to Lindsay Townsend, Gem Sivad, Serena Shay and Pat Cunningham for helping to make the release day for STALLION OF ASH AND FLAME extra special. The Kougar truly appreciates all of you author ladies and knows she is in the best of company.

Yep, the final snippets ~

Stallion of Ash and Flame - Snippet #9

Chapter Nine ~ The Portal Key

“Why not just abduct me if they wanted the device?”

“Intergalactic Federation rules. No humans like you abducted.”

“Like me?”

“Non-enemies to those races in the Intergalactic Federation.”

“Unlike some in Earth’s Shadow Government.”

He nodded. “Like I said, the Fire Starters are already violating the rule against the type of mining they’re gearing up to do. If they were caught abducting you, they would be banished from this sector of the galaxy.”

“So, they get others, humans, to do their dirty work.”

“With you detained by the Sheriff, they could have ransacked this place looking for the device.”

Stallion of Ash and Flame - Snippet #10

Chapter Ten ~ Personal Battering Ram

She remained silent for moments, her body still. “Okay, Mr. Save-the-day Stallion, what now?”

“Time for some smoldering action.”

“Smoldering,” she began, outraged.

Trail dived his phased hand inside the semi-truck. He flattened it on top of a huge box, sending sparks into the dry cardboard until it burned.

Staring at his hand as he phased it back to full flesh, she demanded, “What did you do?”

“Started a little fire.”


“Be prepared to run once we’re inside.”

Stallion of Ash and Flame - Snippet #11

Chapter Eleven ~ A Drop of Blood

“You haven’t delivered my request yet, V’Trailuc.” The Hjorior’s voice boomed through his particles.

“No,” Trail telepathically returned. “We’ve been busy saving Earth from those who would plunder its gold.”

In one tick of time, they stood before the Hjorior, inside a more welcoming area of his craft. Beams of pastel light created a beautiful sheen on the slightly curving walls. Trail pivoted, wrapping his arms around Seneca, bringing her close to his body. She blinked like an owl caught in the beam of a high-powered flashlight.

“Successfully, I see by my overview of your adventures.” The Hjorior looked down his beard at them.

“And just who are you?” Seneca demanded, her tone like a fuse about to be lit.

“An ancestor of sorts, Ma’Blechiunna.”

Stallion of Ash and Flame - Snippet #12

Chapter Twelve ~ The Love of a Good Horse Shifter

“Every mare needs the stallion who not only loves her, but knows how to handle her with the right persuasions.”

She cocked her head, her chin defiant. Challenge glinted in her eyes. “Is that so?”

Trail didn’t regret his words, but his mate expected an answer, proof for what he’d just claimed. Letting his passion ignite, he started with her face, then scorched his gaze downward in a deliberate perusal of her body. He did what he’d wanted to do every time he’d seen her, let her know how alluring and sexy he found her. Let her know he was ready to mount her until she begged for mercy, or for more.

“Oh God,” she breathlessly burst out

Stallion of Ash and Flame - Last Snippet #13

Chapter Thirteen ~ Heart Mate

Leaping up the steps, he positioned the groceries and dinner under one arm, then turned the handle, entering. “Home, honey,” he yelled.

“In the kitchen,” she sang back. He listened to her pause as he moved toward her. “Do I call you the mystery hero who took down the Looney Tunes sheriff?”

“Stud is better.” He walked into the kitchen, dropped the Artie’s bag on the table and sauntered toward her.


Now available from Siren-BookStrand, September 24th ~ A man-stallion of ash and flame on a mission to save his world’s Earth portal must save his Mate, a human woman forbidden to him. ~ ~ ~

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 271 ~

Sylva echoed, “Stella?” Zeke wrapped her hand inside his. “Seems the Long Walker, Matt, was being tailed himself by the brother of Stella because she’s with child.” Sylva watched Marina’s eyebrows hit the ceiling. “Shades of the olden times. May I assume Matt wanted to return to his lady love?” Zeke nodded. “So, it appeared. What’ya think, Ranson? Matt sounded damn sincere to my ear.” Ranson gave a short nod. “I’d say so. Might be willing to play life straight with a child on the way.” Marina glanced at Ranson. “That generally changes a man’s motivation right quick.” Ranson nodded.

Zeke lifted his Sylva’s hand, briefly pressing a kiss on her knuckles. “What’s everyone hungry for? I could go with a tall stack of buckwheat pancakes and sausage.” Ranson heartily laughed for moments. “Only Zeke here could put away pancakes until the cooks at university threatened to go on temporary strike.” Zeke mock-frowned. “Me? What about you downin’ all those fried eggs every morning. The rest of us would still be bleary-eyed from a ribald night in town and drinkin’ coffee and tomato juice while Ranson here was scoopin’ in the runny yellow eyes.” Grant grinned at Zeke. “Ribald night?”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 270 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, January through August 2009 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS
Wednesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Romance of Trail and Seneca
Tuesday ~ Jane Richardson ~ A Man With No Name
Sunday ~ Linda blogs ~ First Kiss - A Little Late
Friday ~ Jane Beckham blogs ~ I’m Juggling as Fast as I Can! Excerpt from TO KISS AN ANGEL.

Thursday ~ Margaret Maguire: Rethymnon, 1998. ~ “One of my favourite holiday destinations is the island of Crete.”
Wednesday ~ Stephanie Burkhart: Berlin, 1988 ~ great story and older pictures!
Tuesday ~ Keena blogs ~ Some places just speak to me... “...and in the case of Orkney, it said "get the hell out of here."
Monday ~ Jane Richardson blogs ~ La Serenissima ~ “When it comes to the world’s most romantic cities, Venice must be right up there in the top ten.”
Sunday ~ Celia blogs ~ Down Mexico Way ~ a most enchanting trip into central Mexico.
Saturday ~ Armchair traveling to South Africa with romance author, Judah Raine. Take a peek at this incredible excerpt.
Friday ~ Graham Aliborne blogs ~ Paris: the dark side ~ a must read also.

Tuesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ The STALLION Runs Free and Wild
Monday ~ Francesca blogs ~ Dolphin Mates and Beach Clues... great little dolphin shifter story.
Saturday ~ Paris blogs ~ Release date and fab excerpt from the ASSASSIN’S KISS.
Friday ~ Serena blogs ~ How Do I Get There...

For the next part of the Never-Ending Story ~ Queen of Hearts to Five Card Stud by Liza Curtis Black ~ 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 Wonderful and Wild Autumn...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

End of Release Day smooch from the Kougar...


Gem Sivad said...

Congratulations on the release, and great Courtship post.

Sylva has a lot of people to learn and understand.

And what's with Ranson? He has hidden depths, I'm thinking.


Serena Shay said...

Love the snippets!! Trail is sigh inspiring! ;)

Savanna Kougar said...

Gem ~ thank you. Yeah, Ranson is coming into his own.

Serena ~ Trail is certainly a man-stallion after my heart, and, of course, Seneca's heart. In the end, that is.

Lindsay Townsend said...

Happy Release Day again, Savanna! Trail is my kind of hero!

I've rated it a 5 - it deserves more!

Savanna Kougar said...

Hey, Lindsay, a big thank you.
The universe works in strange ways, I tell ya. I just received a Google Alert that Insatiable Dark is now on Kindle. So, of course, I take a look and discover it looks great, however, one person gave it a 1 rating.
So, now, I see your comment and your lovely words for Trail. Thank you again.
Oh, and may I quote you?

Lindsay Townsend said...

Savanna - you may certainly quote me!!
I think you're right about the 1 rating - that's a sad, jealous person for sure.
It's a real shame and horrible when it happens. I'd had it, too. I imagine most writers have.

Savanna Kougar said...

Lindsay, thank you!

It is sad. If a reader truly feels that way, I respect that. Everyone has a right to their opinion and assessment.
I do find it distressing and sad that there seems to be this vindictive, tear other authors down attitude a few people have.
But, cest la vie ~ from what I can tell most readers don't go by reviews, anyway.