Thursday, September 2, 2010
From Coast to Coast am ~ Face in the Volcano Crater
Aug. 6, 2010, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park-- According to Hawaiian mythology, the volcano goddess Pele is a shapeshifter. In her form as an old woman she's believed to reside in the crater Halema'uma'u inside the enormous Kilauea Caldera. She is called Kaluahine, the old woman of the pit. The lava inside the crater is several hundred feet below the floor of the caldera and you can only see its glow at night. I took the picture from the observation deck using night exposure on my camera and it clearly shows Pele Kaluahine's face inside the crater!
Late night mews, darling Felines, it’s been rainy-cool on the tame prairie... the giant-sized horseweed, beloved by the butterflies and birds, has taken a watery beating... yes, bent, but not broken... however, now the Kougaress has to clear a path to her Plucky tomatoes.
As usual, the Kougaress has been authorly busy and is resting her foot... better than it was... thank the Divine!
Cool-o-pedia ~ a new word that suddenly struck the Kougar in the brain today... meaning the cool info found in encyclopedias. Of course, someone else could already have thought of this expression and used it... ~shrug~
No, the Kougar did not check on Branded by the Texans today... time and energy got away from her... and ya know, perhaps it’s time to let Kylie and her Texans run ‘free’ to their destiny... still, ya never know what’s around the corner and waitin’ in the corral... so, moi will go day-by-day... she remains very happy and grateful... THANK YOU! From the bottom of her pea-pickin’ heart to everyone who has purchased Branded... the Kougar luvs ya... ~lots of joy and good good vibes are wrapping around you in a sweet-frequency hug~
BEWARE: Yowling commentary ahead ~
Un-schooling... what a delicious concept to this Big Cat. She heard the term today, and couldn’t agree more.
Did you know the current school system was begun by a secret society in Massachusetts and is based on a Prussian, very repressive model of education? This secret society wanted this particular system so they could make Americans more docile and obedient. When this type of public schooling was attempted earlier in our history, the people took up arms against it.
The Kougaress would have been more than happy to take up arms, claws, fangs against the public school system she endured until the age of sixteen. Yes, she had some absolutely wonderful teachers [teachers in general are great folks and moi adores them] – and she had a deep passion for learning. However the consequence to her spirit have been devastating in many ways. Overcoming the ill affects has been a lifelong job, a lifelong rehabilitation, and the constant recovery has been extremely difficult at times.
Authoress news and mews ~
Western romance author, Gem Sivad is the being featured during September at Love Western Romances ~ lovewesternromances.com/spotlight.html ~
Wow, lasso that wild stud, did the Kougar ever enjoy Gem Sivad’s interview today. Here’s the beginning.
Gem Sivad ~ Author Spotlight
September 1, 2010
In the past, writer Gem Sivad had done short spots as a columnist and a script writer, but more often, she was crafting grants, proposals, reports, and presentations for professional organizations. Then her muse spoke and now she is the author of four books, three of them western historical romances and one western erotic novella. One of her novels, Intimate Strangers, recently received the 2010 EPIC Award in two categories— Best Western Romance and Best Erotic Western Romance of 2009.
Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~
Hi and welcome to your Wednesday fix of Shapeshifter Seductions! I’m Rebecca Gillan, a writer of fantasy romance, and this is where I share with you proof that fantasy is alive and well in the real world! Today, I offer you a goat on the run while teasing cops on his Face Book page.
Featured at HAPPILY EVER AFTER ~
Is It All In the Kiss?
by Bekki Lynn
Kisses are the most wonderful thing. My answer is, it can be. I've seen many of these movies and the scenes never fail to have me holding my breath and melting into a puddle.
Featured at Lindsay Townsend’s THE PINK BLOG ~
In praise of libraries
by Lindsay Townsend
'Girl Reading': painting by Franz Eybl, 1850 (from Wikimedia Commons)According to a recent UK report, up to 60% of people in Britain did not visit their public library in the last year. There is talk of locating libraries in supermarkets and of closing branches.
Featured at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY ~
Five Things to Love about Male Friends
by Kayelle Allen
I was pressed for a list recently by a guy friend who wanted to know what his best attributes were. He was filling out a "get to know you" form for a group, and couldn't think of anything to write, so he called me.
AUTHORS/ASPIRING AUTHORS this might be for you ~
MALE POV ~ threewickedwriters.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-would-man-do.html ~
What Would A Man Do?
By Tess McCall
Think Alpha. Now tell me which sentence works for this Alpha scenario. Two men are arguing. Things heat up.
The man took a swing at him, and Brody shrank from his touch.
The man took a swing at him, and Brody dodged the blow.
Moi’s mew-sings ~
Hell, I don't know what a bateau neckline is and I used to work in fabric stores and I've made gowns, etc.
I guess the male POV is a bit easier for me because I used to play tackle football with the guys and I was a tomboy. For one thing, it gave me an opportunity to observe them and their behavior.
My heroes must be considered gamma because most of them consider it manly to help out their woman. Volcano just helped Sedona prepare a fruit salad in a recent scene I wrote.
My heroes are dominant in certain ways, the important ways my heroine craves and loves. However, they also respect their woman's abilities. If not, she lets them know in no uncertain terms.
Definitely *shrink* wouldn't work for any hero, imo, unless he was temporarily addled... under mind control... heck, as a woman, I wouldn’t be thinking my man shrunk back unless he did, and then, it would be goodbye time.
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 612 ~
Sylva shrank back as she heard a weird sizzle coming from the seam of the door. Jumping into action, she grabbed both pistols, then stepped back while taking aim. Her heart pounded uncontrollably. Still, her hands remained steady enough. “Go, away! I’ll shoot,” she hollered. Steeling herself, she waited. Blood pounded in her ears. The door slightly shimmered, and appeared to become wavy. Another portal? A way to destroy the door? She took another step back. Intuitively knowing Zeke confronted his own dangerous situation, and with the Center under attack, Sylva figured she was on her own. “Meet your Maker.”
Zeke ranged his weapon up and down the soldiers’ bodies, firing. His father did the same. Finally, the four collapsed to the floor, failing in their mission. When the door swung open mere seconds later, Zeke dead-aimed. Coon peered outside. “Ya got ‘em. Deader than dead.” Taking care, he moved outside. “Time we was rescuing my kin. Nevada, you and me. We’ll get the drop on the evil sidewinders. Zeke, couple of those black devils is trying to get yer bride. Snake’s been messing with their robotic minds.” Zeke whirled faster than a full-blown cyclone, and raced toward his Sylva.
TO BE CONTINUED...
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 611 ~ 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 ~
~ HAPPY LAZY HAZY SUMMER DAYS ~
Wish Upon on a Blue Moon New Year...
May your most romantic dreams come true...
Lasso that wild stud smooches from the Kougar...