Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Seven Small Hawks

Autumn cool meows, my lovely Big Kittens. Rain showers and a short thunderstorm hit the tame prairie in the early morning hours. The Kougaress trekked into town, under blue sunny skies with mattress-like clouds, for some supplies and spied several small hawks winging over the fields in a hunt for lunch. When she returned, after the temporary trauma of being asked to back inside a warehouse that was dark and had merchandise not a foot away from her van on both sides... yeah, maa-owww, good thing, this Big Cat girl is generally good at that sort of thing... anyhoo mews, as she neared her home lair, she saw something to behold, indeed.
From the corner of her eye, she spotted movement in the sky. Turning to look, she stared. A flock of small hawks circled and rode the winds over a couple of pastures. It was so amazing to watch them fly in hunting spirals. Sometimes separately, sometimes in pairs, they would swoop low, then soar higher, all of them searching. Finally, moi was un-awed enough to count them. There were seven small hawks... the Kougar sent them thanks and blessings.

BTW, darling KitKats, moi will no longer be able to express her un-PC thoughts, or dare speak about products that work for her, without the possibility of nasty consequences. Bloggers are now under the auspices of the UN and the FTC. Dare say something someone doesn’t like and deems ‘wrong’ in whatever manner they can concoct and Big Brother may choose you to go after. ~~~~~~

Authoress news and mews ~

Meet Serena Shay, up close and interview-personal ~ Yep, I'm over at Ann Lory's blogspot ~ ~ this week, kicking off my dominatrix boots, telling some secrets and giving away a copy of THE CHALLENGE to one lucky winner.

Meow, the next and LAST chapter of CURSES will be up on Wednesday, October 30th. The Kougar has discovered the manuscript may not be considered publishable if she continues offering it as a free read at Textnovel.

~ Chronicles of an Earth-bound Goddess ~

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN ~ I Won’t Have to Grab for It

The Panther King paused in his fast fluid movements, studying her face. Bending over, he opened a bottom drawer, pulling out what Keziah sensed was the last of his personal items. Her impatience gnawing at her, she watched him precisely shove them into separate pockets of the large brief case.
“It’s the headache,” she persisted. “You’re not taking me seriously, Copper. They’re here.”
“Who’s here, honey?”
“They’re here... with a gun. Someone wants to blast your head off. Is someone pissed off at you?”
“Yeah. Garrison hates my guts. I usually got the cases he wanted.”
Keziah rolled her eyes as he performed a thorough check of the contents before snapping the brief case closed. He should have been listening to her, not engaged in some final farewell ritual.
“Not Garrison... a woman. You put... put her husband away... recently.”
Hell hath no fury like a vision determined to make itself known. Keziah pressed her temples between the heels of her hands.
Thunder-Force Man halted. Spinning on his heel, he lowered himself to his swivel chair, all in one impressive move. “Cherry Franklin. Swore she’d get revenge.”

More... ~

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 283 ~

Sylva couldn’t quite believe what all was happening around her. Though, some of it had been at her instigation. “It is exciting.” She and Marina shared smiles. “A lot to think about while I’m keepin’ track of this evening’s situation.” Ranson swirled the last of his coffee before drinking it. “Thank you for the fine company everyone. Best be on my way, though. Zeke, a final word at the door?” Swooping up Sylva’s hand, her cowboy planted a kiss. “Back in a few, darling. Have Marina order something sweet for us. Whatever you take a fancy to will be fine.”

Zeke slid from the booth watching Ranson rise. Donning his Stetson, he tipped it to Sylva, Marina and Grant. “Pleasure to meet you all. I’ll look forward to your company again.” Sincerity radiated from his university chum like in their good days together. “You’re welcome at my table.” Grant reached out, shaking Ranson’s hand. “What my husband said,” Marina added, her smile truly gracious. “What’s on your mind?” Zeke asked, once they’d moved to the door. “I’m thinkin’ we need to be extra careful, given everything we discussed. May be the SS is ahead of us on using the pyramids.”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 282 ~ 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 September 2009 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS
Monday ~ Keep Romance Alive! ~ Welcome back, Eydie.
Jane Beckham blogs ~ ONLY 82 SLEEPS TO GO.... ~ “UNTIL Christmas… yes that’s right! Scary thought.”
Friday ~ Romance is not just a story, It's a Lifestyle! Eydie Starling is an amazing writer.

Wednesday ~ Linda Blanche ~ Pumpkinnapper is Here! ~ “The time has come! The Wild Rose Press has released my Regency Halloween comedy novella, Pumpkinnapper.”
Tuesday ~ Cheryl Pierson blogs ~ TRAVELING IN OUR WRITING ~ “When we write a short story or a novel, that work is a “journey” from beginning to end in many ways.”

Tuesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ What if You Could Shift for Halloween?
Monday ~ Francesca blogs ~ Romanticon approaches and I'm getting nervous ~ “This coming weekend my publisher, Ellora's Cave, is hosting their first ever conference/convention.”
Saturday ~ Paris blogs ~ Fahrenheit 451
Friday ~ Serena blogs ~ Where Do We Draw The Line
Thursday ~ Guest author, Pat Cunningham ~ Interview With the Werecoyote
Wednesday ~ Crystal blogs ~ Censorship

For the next part of the Never-Ending Story by the Kougar ~The Only Portal Out of Here ~ RomanticSynonymous ~
Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ Siren-BookStrand blog ~

No! Internet Two... Resistance is victory...

Have a Wonderful and Wild Autumn...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Seven soaring kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Oh no, were those the rules for textnovel or from someone else? It would be a bummer if curses couldn't be published, it's an awesome story that I'm thinking could take off in a bunch of cool directions!!

Gem Sivad said...

I've limited the posts I have on Cat Nip also

I did get quite a few followers who I think ultimately will buy a book or two, so it was well worth the adventure. I have the first two installments bundled for free downloads.

But, for now, Kenaima` like Curses, will stay silent until I can explore all of the publishing options.

Happy writing!


Savanna Kougar said...

Serena and Gem ~ I asked Siren-BookStrand about continuing to publish chapters after the Dorchester contest was over.
They were okay as long as it was for the contest, itself.
But, not okay, if I continue with more chapters, or if the complete story is published there, even though it's not an official publisher.
I don't know how other publishers would feel about it.
So, for now, I'll just have to offer what won't be pubbed, probably.
Also, Curses is two-thirds written, already, and it's novel size. I don't want to take a chance I can't get it published.

Serena Shay said...

Oh my no! Curses should definitely be published. Ooooh two-thirds written, I'm drooling to read it! :)