Friday, August 27, 2010

How about Romancebook or Passionbook?

Late summer meows and languid stretching enjoyment... greetings, my intrepid and beautifully inspiring Felines... moi hopes Saturday is your kinda day... warmer on the tame prairie, but not that hot... it’s so chirping buzzing lovely... the air is dry and the sky, oh, the sky... when moi journeyed down to her mailbox, the vault of sky was a deep robin’s egg blue... and just so incredibly gorgeous.

Wow-weeeeeee... the Kougar is so doggone, or is that cat-gone kickin’ happy... Branded by the Texans is still roped at #10 on Siren-BookStrand’s bestseller list [as of about six in the evening].. and! *extra happy excitement* a notch up on the reader ratings... THANK YOU! To the far- galactic stars and back. THANK YOU! To everyone who has purchased Branded... ~wahooo good good vibes just for you, feel them sparkly showering over you~

Authoress news and mews ~


How About A Dino Flash?
by Serena Shay

So I joined in the fun from Pat's blog on Monday and did a quick flash from one of her lead in's.

Upon reflection, Dr. Carter decided, injecting himself with dinosaur DNA hadn’t been his brightest idea.

Were-dinosaurs...A definite possibility!
Featured at TITLE MAGIC ~

Good News, Good Reviews
Posted by Pat Cunningham

Just dropped in (because Savanna nagged me) to share some happy news: BAD BOYS has received a 4-1/2 tea cup review from Happily Ever After Reviews! Here's part of what reviewer Lorien had to say:

Flirty Friday- End of Summer Fun
by Dawne Prochilo

The end of summer doesn't have to be sad...liven it up with a splash of your own heat.
E-PIRACY comments ~

Rebecca Gillam ~

"because they think all intellectual property should belong to everyone. Whatever they have to tell themselves to justify their actions, I guess..."

The Kougar ~

Rebecca, THIS JUSTIFICATION by the e-pirates irks me no end! What? I guess all of us author/artists are just supposed to starve to death... then, who's going to write the books they steal?

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 607 ~

Sylva had never felt so lost, and she’d felt that way plenty of times. ‘Zeke!’ she mind-shouted with all her strength, even as she kept trying to understand exactly where she’d ended up. ‘Sylva!’ Zeke’s frantic mental voice yelled back. ‘Sylva, darlin’, where are you?’ Hell’s crap, if only she could tell him. ‘Soldiers invading,’ she telepathed, ‘through a portal.’ Sylva felt Zeke stagger emotionally. ‘Do you know where I am?’ she tried asking. Seconds later, she heard, ‘Yes.’ Well, that was damn something, anyway. ‘The armed soldiers are pouring in! If I’m in the Center, we’re all in terrible danger.’

Zeke hadn’t realized it, but he’d staggered backwards. His father grabbed hold of his shoulders to steady him. “Sylva,” he uttered in a low tone. “She’s in her energy form and seein’ the Secret Circle soldiers pouring through the time portal. That ain’t been detected yet.” Zeke whipped his head around, and saw nothing on the screen but the spiraling energy. “Has it?” he added. “Invasion!” his dad shouted with authority. “The soldiers are comin’ through that dang anomaly. Must be invisible to our sensors.” Around the room, Zeke heard, “Oh, hell.” On, screen the wavering outline of an army appeared.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 606 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, JANUARY 2009 through JUNE 2010 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS, then Savanna Kougar ~ the Fantasy Lair ~

FACEBOOK ~ What a bunch of whiney little pukey brats!!! Hey, they claim they own whatever you put on their site, why can’t WE own the right to use ‘book’ however we want?

From Yahoo News ~ ~

Facebook Sues Teachbook Over Use of 'Book'

Chloe Albanesius - PC Magazine Chloe Albanesius - Pc Magazine – Fri Aug 27, 5:47 am ET

Facebook is going after a social-networking site for teachers, dubbed Teachbook, for attaching the word "book" to its name.

The "book" part of Facebook is highly distinctive and most people associate it with social networking, Facebook said in a lawsuit it filed against Teachbook earlier this month. The only reason Teachbook is using "book" in its name is to unfairly benefit from Facebook's popularity, according to court documents.

"If others could freely use 'generic plus book' marks for online networking services targeted to that particular generic category of individuals, the suffix book could become a generic term for 'online community/networking services' or 'social networking services,'" according to Facebook. "That would dilute the distinctiveness of the Facebook marks, impairing their ability to function as unique and distinctive identifiers of Facebook's goods and services."

Selecting "book" was a completely arbitrary choice and "pilfers a distinctive part of the Facebook," Facebook said. Teachbook's services "are the same as and/or related to some of the services provided by Facebook, [and] while Facebook does not object to [Teachbook's] provision of online social networking services, it does object to [Teachbook's] use of the infringing and dilutive Teachbook mark while doing so."

The name "creates a false suggestion of an affiliation or connection between [Teachbook] and Facebook, where none exists," Facebook concluded.

Teachbook is set to launch in the fall and bills itself as a "professional, online community for teachers." Facebook said previous versions of Teachbook's Web site touted itself as a Facebook replacement with lines like: "Many schools forbid their teachers to maintain Facebook and MySpace accounts because of the danger that students might learn personal information about their teachers."

Among the various charges Facebook is pursuing is cybersquatting. Facebook wants the judge to transfer control of to Facebook.

Other charges include trademark infringement, unfair competition, and trademark dilution. Facebook wants the court to stop Teachbook from using any "word + book" combination for its name, and to force Teachbook to hand over any revenue it might have made from Teachbook thus far.

Teachbook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This is not the first time Facebook has gone after a company with the word "book" in its title. Travel site PlaceBook recently changed its name to TripTrace after Facebook contacted the site and said its name was confusingly similar to its own.

Companies using the word "face", meanwhile, might also want to hide from Facebook's lawyers. As TechCrunch pointed out, Facebook is trying to trademark the word "face." CIS Internet Limited, a U.K.-based company, had reportedly been trying to trademark "Face" starting in 2005 for its site, but it looks like Facebook bought the application from CIS in 2008, TechCrunch said.
NOTE: If this Big Cat had a social networking site, she would add BOOK to it, just to throw it in their disgusting wimpy faces.



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

Wow-weeeeeee smooches from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Sheesh, that's a little over the top for the Facebook brass...

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, couldn't agree more. I mean what, will the word 'book' now be their exclusive property at some point in the future? If so, I suggest, we all begin spelling it differently.