Sunday, March 28, 2010

Treasures in the Year of the Cat

Maows, good Big Beautiful Cats all... the day turned to rain on the tame prairie, but not before the Kougar retrieved the print copies she’d ordered of STALLION OF ASH AND FLAME from her over-large mail box... it’s positively gorgeous, of course... and moi gave it a non-smudging smooch.

Today was a day of many treasures... for which this Big Cat is truly grateful.

One of the first treasures was the song, Year of the Cat... yep, synchronicity claws, because as the Kougar penned RED LIONESS TAMED she would often hear that song on Coast to Coast, and, so it came about last night while Art Bell hosted for George Noory. Given Sun Rocket’s interview was up at the NAUGHTY LITTLE VAMP blog this very day... and! This Big Cat author also included a snippet from her newly penned short story, THE TIGER’S MASQUERADE in her bloggie for ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY... roars! In the Year of the Cat...

Oh, those sneaky kitkats... they got a couple over on the wolfies. Sun Rocket and Zyrru owned moi’s writerly mind interrupting Duke and Sondra’s story. However, it appears as though, the wolves are mounting a comeback.

Another treasure... soon after the Kougaress arose, she saw an exquisite cardinal, a red male, who perched on a bush branch for a long while. The next treasure... on the regular old radio, the Beatles’s song, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, was played... one of moi’s absolute faves. Plus! The group, Jefferson Airplane... from the moi’s generation, was also featured, another one of this Big Cat’s faves... two fantabulous songs, one of them WHITE RABBIT... oh! And then! Jimi Hendrix singing ‘you’re a heartbreaker’ and then singing WILD THING... another one the Kougaress’s *favorite of all time songs* from that time.

Then! Another incredible treasure... the author, Jim Marrs was on the Unknown Country radio show. He talked about a novel he’d written, SISTERHOOD OF THE ROSE... about a woman French Resistance Fighter in the WWII... usually he only write the serious conspiracy books... want to know what that war was really about? It’s not what we’ve all been taught... er, brainwashed to believe. Jim Marrs is one of the most incredible investigative journalists out there, and all around amazing and very colorful man.

And, how about this treasure? The Kougar worked on her three blurbs [small, medium and large] for BRANDED BY THE TEXANS and the cover art form. Here’s the 150 word blurb ~

What can three Texans do to a woman’s body and heart?
Kylie is about to find out.
Beyond her wildest dreams.
On a parallel Earth.

It’s 2009... Kylie is on the run from the law for a crime she didn’t commit. A promising doctoral student, she’s lost everyone and almost everything, except for what she stows in her car. Now, Kylie has to salvage the rest of her life. But, where in this age of GPS tracking, TV’s Most Wanted and cameras everywhere?

It’s 2009... Dillon, Dono and Dash, three brothers are desperate for a wife to brand as their own. The Union made women scarce in the Three Star Republic by releasing a bio weapons’ plague during the border wars. These tough-as-leather Texans will do anything to keep the right woman, even if they have to lasso her like a wild filly and love on her until she loves them back.


So, while doing research for Branded’s cover art, moi journeyed over to Ellora’s Cave since they often have great cover art... what did she discover, but this fab-perfect saying in the upper left corner ~ CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF REFUSING TO BEHAVE
WOW! Can this Big Cat ever get on board with that!

So, then she clicked over to Wild Rose Press since they have westerns... and what did she discover? Celia Yeary, one of our very own at HAPPILY EVER AFTER has a Wayback, Texas series book ~

Marla Ellington inherits an abandoned town on ranchland near Wayback, Texas. When she arrives to claim her property, and finds Cody Matheson sitting...

Okay, in search of more Western Romance inspiration, moi headed over to PETTICOATS AND PISTOLS ~ ~ a whole corral full of lovely Western Romance authors, who pen incredible blogs and have great guest bloggers.
So, what does she find? One of her all-time, soul-favorite topics, yep, all about *** FREEDOM ***

Check out this blog by Karen Kay, Western Romance Author who has a new book coming out, SENECA SEDUCTION~ ~ Here’s one paragraph...

Long ago (the Iroquois place the date at 1140AD), before the white man ever stepped foot on the North American continent, there was a Native American confederation that was established for the purpose of bringing peace to the land they called Turtle Island (the known world at that time), and to abolish war forever. That confederation was and still is called the Iroquois confederation or the League of the Five/Six Nations.


Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~ from the Flash Cat...

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues...

Part 453 ~

Sylva held her ground despite the weird grunts of the shot-up man who squirmed as if his head was about to explode. “They sent us to get you, witch. My pardner has a device was supposed to make you unconscious. Stop! Stop!" Zeke moved closer to her. “Who is ‘they’?” he growled, his tone vicious. “Now,” Sylva prompted none too nicely. “Got the device,” Aunt Martha piped up. “The Secret Circle, they found us, made us come after you,” on the floor man hollered. “Thought our magic ways would overcome yours. All I got is a rattlesnake-bit headache.” He moaned.

Zeke cast a glance back at his aunt. She held up a round compass-looking device that glowed a florescent green from its tiny screen. “Where did the Secret Circle find you?” he demanded. “Mystic Mountain near Santa Fe,” the first bushwhacker answered. “We was hidin’ out from the world. Ever since magic became a jailin’ offence. Got our own colony of folks. We was doin’ fine. Livin’ off the land. And not botherin’ no one. One of ‘their’ psychics founds us. They’re holdin’ some of us as hostages. If we don’t bring the witch back they’re gonna experiment on ‘em.”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 453 ~ 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 December 2009 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS, then Savanna Kougar ~ the Fantasy Lair ~

~~~ Do not comply with the corporate Borg. Resistance is victory. ~~~
~~~ Remember, knowledge and truth make us unfit to be slaves. ~~~
~~~ May the FDA burn in the hell it’s made for all of us, immediately!!! ~~~


Wish Upon on a Blue Moon New Year...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

In the Year of the Cat smooch from the Kougar...


Jolie Cain said...

The Year of the Cat--wow. I've always loved that song but haven't thought about it in years.

Serena Shay said...

Oh my, The Year of the Cat, I like that song and now I'm humming it. :)

Loved the Branded blubs! I can't wait to see what the cover looks like! Do you know who will be working on it yet?

Savanna Kougar said...

Jolie, the kitties are stalking you... rumbling purrs...

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, Amanda Kelsey has agreed to do the cover. I'm looking forward to working with her.

Serena Shay said...

Yay! Amanda is awesome. Congrats!