Sunday, September 19, 2010

Microburst Winds ~ Goodbye, Pear Tree

Pic from Coast to Coast ~ Tesla Coil Streamer Anomaly

While going frame by frame through some video that I recorded of streamers from my Tesla coil, I came across this one and couldn't help but notice the strong resemblance to a strange creature in the center of the picture.


Darling Felines, here’s hoping you are safe from the storms, weather storms and the storms of life. This afternoon a wind-whipping storm, probably what’s called a mircoburst, moved across the tame prairie and as the fury died down, the Kougaress looked out her kitchen window into the front yard. No pear tree. Hardly believing it, she kept staring. Yep, there it was, the newly torn, jagged stump. Poor Bradford Pear tree, gorgeous-gorgeous pear tree that had fully recovered from losing a major limb and was a picture to behold – pear tree had fallen in a way that was out of moi’s direct sight. As the reality sank in, the Kougar felt a whole lot of gratitude the tree hadn’t fallen on the house or on her van, but in the direction with the least impact... still... goodbye, Pear Tree, you will be missed, you are loved. And the Kougaress is terribly sad.

12:12 am... oh no! It just got moi, once again!!!

Early in the day, or before the two storms hit ~ It was bit of a process translating from the PDF doc, however the Kougar readied the first chapter of WHEN A GOOD ANGEL FALLS and e-sent it to D. Renee Bagby’s First Chapter blog ~ ~ for her ALL SAINT’S DAY event. Though, it might have been sent too late, given there is a limited number of places. Romance authors, if you’re interested in joining the fun claw-click ~ ~ for the details. And, ROARS! Readers, there will be prizes!!!

After re-reading Angel’s first chapter, the Kougar’s fourth book e-pubbed, yes, there might be a few improvements in the realm of expanding on what is occurring... however, moi felt good about reading that first chapter and good about her writing. It was definitely a confidence booster for this Big Cat author.

Authoress news and mews ~

This is the Kougar’s official ROARS OF THANK YOU!!! moment to everyone who has purchased BRANDED BY THE TEXANS, or any of her books. She is grateful! ~wahoo good good vibes are coming your way~ this Big Cat luvs ya... yeeeehawww!

With the Kougar on her mad-search hunt and other stuff on her mind, she nearly forgot she’d agreed to post ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY on Saturday, the 18th.

SINful Saturday ~ The Tiger’s Masquerade
By Savanna Kougar

Note: Not the cover art. I just think this is a sexy exotic picture.

Oops, I got my wires crossed and almost forgot I'd signed up for today. So, without further adieu, here's a sneak peek at my next release, The Tiger's Masquerade, a short story in the Just Another Paranormal Halloween Anthology, coming from Mojo Castle Press.

A Little Shameless Promotion
by Solara

Red Hot my current release with Siren Bookstrand received another review this week. This one is from Coffee Time Romance and Reviews. I'm posting it below for your reading pleasure.

AND! Rebecca Gillan is working on a Youtube vid for SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS!!!
From ~

On September 19 at 1:03 AM UTC (9:03 PM EDT or 6:03 PM PDT on September 18), Jupiter in Pisces is conjunct with Uranus also in Pisces. Both of these are sky energies since in ancient mythology Uranus was the God of the Sky, and Jupiter was equated with all powerful Zeus, who ruled from the top of the highest mountain.

Jupiter is a positive thinker and attracts good fortune. Uranus is a sparkling firecracker of light bringing sudden insights, new solutions to old problems and it especially dislikes restrictions. Uranus wants freedom over anything else.

The two together usually attract a lucky break or a pleasant surprise. Something comes out of left field to make life easier and more fun. It could be a chance to travel soon or a chance encounter that opens a new door for you. One way or another you'll think 'thank heavens for that' with a feeling of great relief and go on your way with a lighter step and a twinkle in your eye.

However, you'll certainly not want to put up with compromises or situations which are unfair. Uranus can rattle the bars of your cage and give you the courage to say 'enough is enough'. You may also find that a pet project that had been gathering dust on the shelves suddenly comes back to life. There is always a fountain of new possibilities around when Jupiter lends its expansive tendencies to the lightning bolt of Uranus. It will kick start you into forward gear for sure.

Later in the day -- on September 19, we have another cosmic energy of a completely different variety. Mars in Scorpio is sextile Pluto, which pulls together intense determination, depth of conviction and real guts. This aspect has the ability to give you a very clear understanding of a dilemma you may be facing in life right now -- at a very core level. You will not aim for the quick fixes or glib short cuts. You'll really know what needs to done and have the will power and persistence to ensure that you put your truth into practice. You may not say too much but you will be walking your talk for sure!

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 629 ~

Sylva gasped in a breath. A celestial starry light swirled, surrounding Indyra. As she released hold of the box, Sylva tingled wildly inside, then felt floaty, insubstantial. She even wondered if her feet had left the floor. When she caught sight of her arms, her lips parted with another quick intake of breath. “ There are stars on me, too.” Unable to stop looking at the constant dance of sparkles, Sylva decided she should simply live this extraordinary experience. “We are all made of stars.” Bear Feather’s kind voice met her ears. “Star stuff. What Carl Sagan said.”

Zeke repeated his Sylva’s words, “Star stuff. The birth and death of stars,” he added, then asked, “Carl Sagan?” Seeing Bear Feather’s glance that told him everything was okay, Zeke fastened his gaze on his magically glittering woman. “A celebrity astronomer on my Earth,” she answered as she swept her arms upwards with a swan’s gracefullness. “Celebrity?” Indyra inquired. “He was charismatic and had a way of explaining space, the cosmos, that captured the imagination. And didn’t let go. I saw Youtube vids.” Zeke, his dad, Bear Feather and Indyra all gazed at one another. “What are Youtube vids, darlin’?”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 628 ~ 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 ~


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

Flash Cat smooches from the Kougar...


Savanna Kougar said...

Flash Cat smooches from the Kougar...

Serena Shay said...

Oh my, I'm so glad nothing major was lost by the down tree, but ~sniff~ good-bye beloved pear tree. It is truly painful to see them lost in anyway...

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, yeah, with all the bad stuff going on in the world, it seems like a small thing, losing our Pear Tree... but ya know, both of us really liked/loved that tree. And, it was so brave, recovering before.
The birds, the cardinals loved it too.