Thursday, August 5, 2010

Number Three ~ Branded and a Special Report

Pic of the aurora ~ August 3, 2010 ~

Evening mews, my frisky and feisty KitKats, a lovely chirping summer heading-toward-sundown day... the temps were cooler on the tame prairie and fat golden bales of hay are in the fields... there’s just something feeling-good about that.

The Kougar finally got her courage up [she’d rather face a charging bull] and checked the Siren-BookStrand bestseller list about mid-day... Yes, NUMBER THREE for BRANDED BY THE TEXANS. A lot of stiff competition these days, so moi isn’t looking for a spectacular showing. Though, of course, she’d be over-the-moon yowling-happy about it.

THANK YOU! To everyone who has purchased and rated Branded.

This bloggie is interrupted for a Special Report: From around ten thirty pm to about eleven am this Big Cat has observed something that has permanently blown her mind, on par with the small triangular craft she once saw hovering for awhile, not that far above the trees... the craft she witnessed was most likely a black ops one, given it had oblong, wide strips of lights on it’s sides. But, just about twenty minutes ago... okay, it began when this Big Cat got up from her catnap and saw an amazing light show outside her window. Amazing is hardly the word... at first, since there are storms in the area, she thought it was just huge banks of lightning to the south, north and straight up above... however, she remembered the solar flare was due to hit, the second one... THIS WAS NOT ORDINARY LIGHTNING!!! Not by any means... whether it was also the aurora borealis, this Big Cat doesn’t know... what she DOES know is that in the repeatedly flashing immense bank of lightning to the south... there was hole, a dark hole, geometrically round [on the idea of a portal] that this Big Cat consistently observed,,, and there were disc shapes, at times, that looked shimmery and rainbow-colored... in fact, several different types of phenomena occurred that this Big Cat has never ever seen!!!
Then, when she moved to the front of her house and stood outside watching the bank of lightning in the southeast flash on and off, in an assortment of colors, sometimes... well, here’s where it gets even weirder!!! The round-shaped phenomena continued, only now there were more spectacular variations. One of them reminded the Kougaress of that famous Mayan 2012 disc that’s popularly pictured. Another one looked like the sun when it goes behind a thin cloud or is in eclipse... the dark round center had a fiery rim. Some of this round disc-phenomena shimmered on and off at a rapid rate. And, then there was one disc that looked like a bright pulsing sun, or picture a Celtic Knot that is bright and pulsing... WHAT THE HELL? [Note: this Big Cat was not drinking. Nor, was she under the influence of any kind of drugs, prescription or otherwise.]

Authoress news and mews ~

The Kougar will be posting on THE ROMANCE STUDIO BLUE blog on Thursday, the 5th. Of course, she will be showcasing Branded.

A first in a series and a last in a series.
by Rebecca Gillan

Hi and welcome to your Wednesday fix of Shapeshifter Romance! This week I’ll be reviewing “Serpent Moon” by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. This is the eighth book in the “Tales of the Sazi” series.

Blogging - Outside the Circle
by Bekki Lynn

Many authors are already doing many of the right things when it comes to blogging. Many of us don't for various reasons. Don't think it helps sales; don't think it's pertinent to writing; afraid to step out into a world unknown; don't have time. In some cases these are legitimate reasons. For someone like me who has mega time on her hands, there is no excuse. Although, I could come up with dozens of reasons. lol
Featured at Lindsay Townsend’s THE PINK BLOG ~

Annie and the Young Master - Its Inception
by Bekki Lynn

Several months ago I volunteered to do a story for a fairy tale anthology. Am I nuts, yes. I'm not big on fairy tales per se. So, what was I thinking?

Anyway, believe it or not there is a list floating around on the internet of the most common fairy tales used for such adventures. Staying with my 'dare to be different' motto, I passed on the list and went in search of other fairy tales, uncommon tales.

Pussy Research -- er, I mean Cat Facts #2
by Kayelle Allen

I did a blog a few weeks ago about cats, and had several emails asking where I'd found the details I'd shared. After much urging (and okay okay, arm twisting, sheesh) I've decided to share the site.

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 584 ~

Sylva rolled on her back, and once again, attempted to arrow her awareness toward Zeke. She traveled fast somewhere, finding herself above the ocean floor. Floating above what looked like a long jagged flow of energy, she followed the direction of the dark yellow-gold pulses. Quickly, she witnessed a familiar sight. The energy fed into the seam where the blackhole portal had been. She watched as the strip appeared to tighten, then re-weave itself. Moving closer, she witnessed the energy flow change to a steady glowing state, one that was a bright yellow. “It is done,” she heard above her.

Zeke cocked one ear listening for an answer to his question. At the same time, he handled the submersible, continuing to keep the craft stable. “Damn! That sidewinder devil.” Benjamin thundered. “A natural undersea volcano is about to erupt. We gotta get out of here. Zeke, take her up slow and easy as a rockin’ horse. Damnation! Can’t tell if we got that bomb properly diffusing. But we can’t stay here ‘n find out. Nevada, what are you seeing?” Zeke began a gradual ascent to the surface. His gut roiled as he focused and waited for his father to answer.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 583 ~ 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 ~

The Kougaress heard about this new site on The Power Hour radio show with Joyce Riley. While she doesn’t know much about them, this Big Cat can’t disagree and supports their Mission Statement ~


The time for Peaceful Non-Compliance has come.
We must unite as ONE RACE, the HUMAN RACE.


* We will no longer participate in wars that profit the global powers at the expense of the people.
* We will no longer hand over the fruits of our labour to those who abuse and misuse us.
* We will not submit to Global Government or Tyranny or Facism.
* We will stand as ONE and withdraw support from Governments Gone Wild.
* We will Create A Future We Can ALL Live In


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

Three big ole smooches from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Whoa...what's going on in your area? You always have such interesting things in the sky, I never see anything where I'm at barring the occasional plane, boring I tell ya! ;)

Super congrats on placing at number 3!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, I wish I knew. Then again, maybe I don't. But it was beyond weird and hit me at a very deep level.

THANK YOU! Number three is good with all the competition at Siren-BookStrand these days. Not only from other Siren and BookStrand authors, but all the books from other publishers that use BookStand as a place for ebook sales.