Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Branded ~ A Bronc-Bustin' Bestseller... still...
Oh! No! It’s an Octopus Invasion or a pic from Coast to Coast am... but, wouldn’t that make an octopussy cool sci fi story?
With almost 20,000 people present, on July 31st and August 1, 2010, a new world record was set for the most giant octopus kites flown at one time, at 22, in Berkeley California at Cesar Chavez Park. These kites are not for the novice and controlling them takes quite a bit of experience. The kites are 20 feet wide and almost 100 feet in length and were not the only ones in the air. Kites in various sizes were also present, piloted by attendees and professional kite fliers.
--William C. III
Weary frazzled meows, my vivacious and vixen-adorable KitKats... today felt like manic Monday rather than a Wednesday... with all the authorly biz and promo-ing. Heat baked the tame prairie, yowsa! stick a fork in... yeppers, hot as peppers, it was oven-time until a small storm passed by, without stopping, and cooled off the temps a bit. Thank you, weather goddesses and gods. Though, with all the shade trees this Big Cat is luckier than most.
THE GOOD NEWS MEWS...
Branded by the Texans ~ A Bronc-Bustin’ Bestseller ~ and still #1 at Siren-BookStrand when the Kougar took a peek about three-thirty this afternoon. Wow! This Big Cat author didn’t expect this... but, she’ll gladly take it for as long as this wonderful ride lasts!!!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To everyone who has purchased Branded! Waves and waves of good vibes headed your way.
What a financial ‘malfunction’ day...
The Kougaress misread charges on her bank statement and thought she’d been billed twice... so nipping that in the bud became a priority... fortunately, it was moi’s error, so nothing had to be untangled... whewsa... but, oh the trauma involved!!! THEN! She found out that the check for the water bill never made it last month... the water company doesn’t have online payments... there has never been a problem before with mailing them [no, this Big Cat didn’t forget. It’s all down in the black and white in her checkbook]... so, what happened? That will probably remain an eternal mystery. If it was lost, where? If it was stolen, so far, it hasn’t been cashed. That means, moi will be pestering the water company to find out when her current check arrives, just to make certain... yeah, more time spent on the ‘stuff’ designed to keep you trapped.
MALFUNCTION... Malfunctions... what is your major malfunction? That seems to be the general theme for today, as moi looks out at the world and watches the financial markets swirl down into the toilet bowl... as she observes her own banking mistake, and as she learns even more about the lies we all grew up with. Did you know George Washington was *not* the first president of the United States? ~ articlesofconfederation.com ~
Authoress news and mews ~
The Kougar is blogging at LIQUID SILVER SEX blog, Thursday, the 12th. Come meet her Sorceress Muse, who will be using her crystal ball to predict the future of e-publishing. Here’s the beginning ~
Crystal Ball Gazing ~ The Future of E-Publishing
Greetings from the tame prairie. By now you probably know about one of the *big* go-kaboom news stories that affects all of us in e-publishing. Yep, traditional print publisher, Dorchester, bit the dust financially and is now turning itself into bits and bytes.
What does that bode for the future?
Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~
But why shape shifting elves…
by Rebecca Gillan
Hi and welcome to your Wednesday fix of Shapeshifter Seductions! I am going to deviate from my planned blog because Savanna had a great idea. Where on Earth did I come up with the idea for shape shifting elves? The short answer? Ancient lit.
Featured at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY ~
Shoes, shoes, shoes...
By Mary Quast
"He slipped the high heeled sandal off her beautiful foot. Carefully holding it in one hand, he poured his scotch over her toes with the other. She squirmed with delight as he sucked the golden liquid off each digit."
Tasty Tuesday - Words of Chocolate Wisdom
by Mary Quast
When a girlfriend lets you know you have chocolate on your mouth, you've been blessed with two pleasures - her company and some really good chocolate!
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 591 ~
Sylva decided she’d ask the next question that was logical to her. ‘Did you summon me here, or bring me here somehow?’ Nothing. Finally, she shrugged mentally. While she remained intrigued, still, she would rather return to her Zeke. How? That was the question. In a wild sudden flash, she stood as her astral body within a well-lit chamber. On every wall ~ she rotated slowly ~ writing, reminiscent of the symbol-writing she’d seen in photos of the Great Pyramid, covered the entire surface... as if it was a journal of some kind. Maybe, a record of events. ‘What do you feel?’
Zeke maneuvered the submersible into it’s docking chute. Anxious as a pacing stud to see his bride, he gratefully released the controls to Jamison, and stepped aside. Benjamin expertly shut the underwater craft down, once he’d sent the collected data to the center’s main computer. “A quick de-briefing, gentlemen, and we’ll all head to the nearest rec or bunk.” Zeke frowned before he realized it. His dad clapping him on the back eased him a bit, and he gave him a grateful grin. Together, they moved to disembark. “Yup, I need to speak with your mother. Miss that woman bad.”
TO BE CONTINUED...
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 590 ~ 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 ~
Beloved KitKats ~ ONE MORE GIANT REASON *NOT* TO FLY ON AIRPLANES!!!
Cameras... yep, staring at you from the back of every individual seat. And not only a camera recording everything you do, but microphones that record EVERYTHING you say.
Hey, where’s my personal dragon? And, my own Pegasus? Heck, I’d even take a flying cow, right now.
Plus, these cameras are coming to a car near you, right on your rearview mirror... like the one you’ll be driving. Not only that, this so-called friendly ‘big brother’ system will record the car’s performance and your performance as a driver. And will record *God Knows What Else* data about you. Where you are every instant of everyday. And we all know that can’t be hacked or changed to make you appear guilty of a crime you didn’t commit.
If you believe that, I got a moon bridge to sell ya... oh, maybe that was a bridge on Mars... but, hey, it’s a heck of deal...
Gee, can anyone say MINORITY REPORT?
~ HAPPY LAZY HAZY SUMMER DAYS ~
Wish Upon on a Blue Moon New Year...
May your most romantic dreams come true...
Waves and waves of good-vibe smooches from the Kougar...