Monday, July 26, 2010
Sorta Stormy Monday
Pic from ~ elkorose.com/elkoldpics.html ~
Sorta stormy Monday meows, my adorably vivacious KitKats... a couple of hit and miss storms on the tame prairie that lowered the temperature delightfully, but threatened to shut down moi’s on-a-roll computer activities... but, so far, all is well, with Branded being e-sent back to Siren-BookStrand and the release now officially ONE WEEK away!!! Yes, the Kougar is stoked. Yahoooooo’s and excited mews...
Why the postcard above... well, moi fancies [to use a British term] old or vintage postcards. And, she found this one and many others doing some research on the terrain around Elko, Nevada... guess what, there’s also a brothel called Sue’s Fantasy Club... now, there’s a title some erotica authors might like to use.
Will she or won’t she? The Kougar is penning away on a new flash scene for her post at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS, Tuesday, July 27th. Here’s the opening, so far...
Dream Thief ~ Flashpoint Fangs
I am a hater of lies, injustice and the tyranny way. Who am I? I could be your worst nightmare or your sweetest dream. Your sweetest, most erotic dream if you’re a woman. For the sake of time, I’ll leave further descriptions of myself for later.
Authoress news and mews ~
Congrats to Lindsay Townsend!
Posted by Lindsay on her chat loop.
A Knight's Enchantment is a Night Owl Reviews TOP PICK!
Hi, I'm thrilled that my medieval historical romance A KNIGHT'S ENCHANTMENT is
a Night Owl reviews TOP PICK! Terri says she'd like to see more about the characters because she's still thinking about them and goes on, 'I believe Ms Townsend has raised the bar for this era for many of her fellow authors.'
To see Terri's review please go here:
Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~
By Pat Cunningham
Since we were having so much fun discussing voice and tense in the comments last week, and since I’m blank for a topic, let’s run an opinion poll. Here are four versions of the same paragraph. Which one best serves the story?
Featured at HAPPILY EVER AFTER ~ It’s Poetry Week!!!
Villanelles and Quarterns
by: Stephanie Burkhart
Just recently, I learned several different forms of poetry. I thought I'd share a couple of my poems with you for poetry week.
Featured at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY ~
Sultry Sunday- What A Girl Needs
by Dawne Prochilo
This is another WIP, What A Girl Needs, from the erotic short story anthology that's consuming every waking hour in my life. Lovin' every minute of this novel.
Reader Contest -- Win My New Release Best Little Spin Wash in Texas
For the first time EVAH, I am holding off on my Monday interview to share a contest with you for my first release, Best Little Spin Wash in Texas (Thanks to Valerie Tibbs for the fantastic cover!!!). And as a special treat, I'm holding my very own contest. Enter and check out my book at ~ loose-id.com/ tomorrow. :>
AUTHORS/ASPIRING AUTHORS ~ Here’s some good info from western romance author, Celia Yeary on her Romance and a little bit o' Texas blog ~ celiayeary.blogspot.com ~
Clean Writing: The "Avoids"
Writing science research papers taught me the process of clean writing—manuscripts free of too many useless words. "Just the facts, ma'am." As a result, my first fiction manuscript was a failure. The editor told me my writing read like a textbook. That sort of hurt, but the statement opened a floodgate of words that's still gushing. I could use adjectives! And adverbs! And descriptions!
But also…too many useless words and phrases.
PLUS! Check out this fun way to market your precious books.
Marketing: Festivals and Fairs!
LK Hunsaker- Victorian Days 2010
Last weekend, I took part in our local Victorian Festival weekend. Even as an inhibited marketer, fairs and festivals are a great way to get out there and meet readers. If there’s a group of you, that’s better yet.
~ lkhunsaker.blogspot.com/2010/07/marketing-festivals-and-fairs.html ~
Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano
Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...
Angelic Forecast ~ #99
During this week manufactured distractions will appear as reality on the world stage. The war drums will beat furiously as the need for freedom continues to gain momentum. A soul rising that cannot be hidden by the dark ones shines over the whole of humanity. Many who now see the false god behind the curtain will take action realizing they must protect themselves, those they love and the lands they love.
At this time, on a personal level, reach out to those you care about and those you trust. If they need help and you can help them, now is the time. Community is the word of the week, and for the remainder of this year. Form a community of like minds wherever you can. Look for ways to join with family, friends and neighbors. Learn about each other. It is crucial.
Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
MORE...Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ http://sirenbookstrand.blogspot.com ~
From Astrology.com ~
Overnight between July 25 and 26, there is a Full Moon in Aquarius, (July 26, 1.38 a.m. UT). As always, with the 29-day Full Moon cycle, there is a pull in two different directions. The Sun on one side of the zodiac in Leo wants to seek the spotlight and be flamboyant. While the Aquarius Moon on the opposite side says that being part of a group of friends is more important than personal glory. Finding a balance where you can fruitfully live out both ends of it, is the key to fulfillment.
This Full Moon, however, will be less see-saw than most since it has a boost from Jupiter in Aries in an easy trine to the Sun and an easy sextile to the Moon. So there'll be enthusiasm around as well as good luck. The energies of the cosmos also call for a summer like marginally lazy or passive mood when making an effort to do something may not seem to be worth it.
What is for sure is this is a people-friendly Full Moon so hiding away or going it alone is not an option. Maybe you will feel pulled between loved ones and your best buddies so you'll be spreading yourself in all directions at once. But at least you won't be lonely.
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 575 ~
Sylva could only observe... could only add the strength of her will, as she felt Zeke doing. And pray. “The hellblade of it is,” Benjamin boomed, “how do we get ‘em into the portal at just the right time? Blow their system to wave-type smithareens too soon and we risk a dimensional collapse. Only the Lord above knows what that looks like. Blow ‘em too late and it’ll cause another kind of collapse...” Sylva watched Zeke’s father whip around at the waist. “They’re going in now, Benjamin,” he interrupted. “Sucked as if that thing is a mother of a cyclone.”
Zeke jerked his gaze toward his dad. Benjamin stared hard at the panel. “Initiate,” he barked. “Laser-rewire that blasted that Wormwood demon, gentlemen. Zeke, when I say ‘go’ pull that lever all the way down. Slowly, like counting off seconds. We gotta time this down to the split second. Since I ain’t got the instruments to know that kind of timing, it’ll have to be done on a gut and a prayer.” Zeke steeled himself. Gripping the lever with a steady hand, he focused as if he was about to rope an ornery longhorn bull that charged his precious Sylva.
TO BE CONTINUED...
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 574 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ passionateink.org/forum ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, JANUARY 2009 through JUNE 2010 flashes ~ theromancestudio.com ~ Click on the FORUMS, then Savanna Kougar ~ the Fantasy Lair ~
Did you know shrimp on Prozac are committing suicide, or simply swimming up to birds to be eaten... with no inhibition they are also recklessly attacking clams, who then merely devour them. Prozac is so prevalent in our culture, it is being found in the water supply and in shrimp and other seafood. We are all being medicated whether we want it or not, whether we need it, or not. Your municipal water supply is not filtering out Prozac or other contaminating drugs. Nor is food being decontaminated.
It’s no wonder this Big Cat saw a photo of folks taken in the forties, today, who appeared a hell of a lot healthier, despite a lot them being seniors, than individuals do today. Also, recently shocking to the Kougaress was a picture of two South American young women that she saw while doing research on the solar eclipse... OHMYGAWD!!! They looked so healthy, so beautifully vibrant compared to Americans, or North Americans.
Yes, even when compared to any actress or celebrity this Big Cat has seen pictured for the last several years.
What has happened to us? What has happened to our health?
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
~ HAPPY LAZY HAZY SUMMER DAYS ~
Wish Upon on a Blue Moon New Year...
May your most romantic dreams come true...
Stormy Monday kisses from the Kougar...