Saturday, October 3, 2009

STALLION Running at Number Eight

Weekend maaoows, my fabulously furred Big Cats, the wind tore in giant bursts across the tame prairie for most of the day and was definitely not warm. This is the windiest area the Kougar has ever lived and it often amazes her.
Whinny, whinny and rearing snorts of triumph... STALLION OF ASH AND FLAME was at Number Eight on the 30 day Bestseller List at Siren-BookStrand, today. Thank you purrs to Pat Cunningham for letting moi know.
Numbers are strange and mystical things. This is the Kougar’s Eighth pubbed book and it was released on an Eight day. The eights have it, for now.
And, thus, moi had something good to promo about today on a few of the author chat loops.
As an ending for Banned Book Week, a quote used by Serena Shay in her blog at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~

"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." - Mark Twain


Authoress news and mews ~

Yippee and yips! Pat Cunningham, author of COYOTE MOON, has a new contract for BEST OF BREED from Siren-BookStrand.
At THE PINK BLOG or Lindsay’s Romantics ~ Halloween Will Be Celebrated!

It's going to be paranormal, spooky things, things that go bump in the night, at Lindsay's Romantics from Mid Oct till Halloween!

Remember this can be a wide theme - it can mean paranormal. It can mean shifters. It can mean those eerie moments your character can get when something bad is going to happen. It can mean those flashes of insight and foresight your characters can get. it can mean when animals are spooked by something. it can mean a scene where the atmosphere is tense and rather off-kilter and strange.

It can mean terror or beauty or both.

If paranormal doesn't 'float your boat' then perhaps you can blog on the strangeness of realism. The whole truth is stranger than fiction aspect. Super-realism, if you like. The grittiness of it.

Of possibly do a spooky flash fiction piece?

Hope this give everyone enough to go at.

Best wishes, Lindsay

Finally, moi’s writerly muse has settled down, enough to pen on her WIP ~ KANDY APPLE FOR HALLOWEEN. Our heroine has just discovered the secret beast natures of Zin and Zol.

Just for the Halloween lovin’ KitKats ~ a snippet ~

The monstrous black dog had two heads, each of them dripping a rain of fire from their massive jowls. Raging orange blazes filled the huge orbs of their black eyes. The beast looked as if was ready to spring and tear her throat out, then fling her hapless bloody body into the painting’s hellfire pit where several other bodies already boiled and burned.
“Hellhound.” The name burst from her throat.


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 279 ~

Sylva gazed at the luscious looking and smelling pancakes covered in thick whirls of cream and halved strawberries. Her appetite appeared out of nowhere. Glancing up, she watched everyone’s food placed before them and waited for the right cue to begin eating. “I’ll say our thanks,” Marina announced, once the servers had departed. “Great Spirit of One and All, we are always grateful for your bounty and we look for ways to provide Your bounty to everyone who needs it.” She performed what appeared to be a ceremonial wave of her hand above their plates, then grinned. “Time to chow down.”

Zeke made certain his Sylva took her first bite, then dug into his stack of buckwheat pancakes with gusto. “Everythin’ good, darlin’?” he asked, after a few large bites. “Amazing,” she murmured. Ranson paused before devouring his forked piece of meat. “Yep, amazing. Never can get enough of a good steak.” Grant gave a nod. “Once Zeke and his bride come home to the ranch we plan on a buffalo steak BBQ as a welcome.” Grant winked at Sylva. “It’s our family tradition,” Marina explained. “Zeke threw me and Grant a huge ole welcome home BBQ after our honeymoon cruise.”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 278 ~ 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
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.”

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.”
Monday ~ Mona Risk blogs ~ Delivery Flight to the Seychelles Islands ~ “When my husband sold—on behalf of his company—the engine for the Boeing 767 bought by the Government of Seychelles, he had to participate in the delivery mission. I was invited to go along on the brand new plane.”
Sunday ~ Candida Heard: Forever Harlyn Bay ~ “Most of my childhood holidays were spent in idyllic sands, beach breaking swell and rock pools that form the Cornish coastline.”

Friday ~ Serena blogs ~ Where Do We Draw The Line
Thursday ~ Guest author, Pat Cunningham ~ Interview With the Werecoyote
Wednesday ~ Crystal blogs ~ Censorship
Tuesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Banned... in my opinion ~ and... He Snorts.
Monday ~ Francesca blogs ~ Celebrate Banned Books Week - September 26 - October 3 ~ “The Banned Books Week annual celebration of our freedom to read began on Saturday.”
Saturday ~ Paris blogs ~ How do your shifters...shift?

For the next part of the Never-Ending Story ~ Hunks in Oz??? by Phoebe ~ 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...

Eight large smooches from the Kougar...


Lindsay Townsend said...

Brilliant news, Savanna! And so well-deserved! I'm thrilled for you!!

Lindsay Townsend said...

Congrats to Pat, too, on her new contract!!

Savanna Kougar said...

Lindsay, hugs and thank from me and Pat.

Serena Shay said...

Woo hoo! Number eight and rising, I just know it!!


Loved the Kandy Apple snippet...oh my is she going to looooove their beast!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena ~ I haven't checked if the Stallion is galloping up or not. Kinda not my thing... but I hope so!

Kandy is getting used to the idea with the Twin's seductive assistance.