Sunday, September 26, 2010

Whizbang, so the world goes...

Tail-twitches from the tame prairie, my Sunday-autumn Kittens... it’s raining once again... fortunately a nice gentle rainshower right now... last evening, the Kougaress did get to see the moon in all her white-blazing glory... even though, Luna Belle was a late arrival to the planet, there is still something so fetchingly primal about her, the Mother Moon.

Whizbang, so the world goes... on so many levels... last night on Coast to Coast am, Art Bell hosted in place of George Noory. At one point, he said the word *whizbang* ... this Big Cat hasn’t heard that word in forever... however, what an apt description for our times... the supersonic speed of time .... the big bang of events going on minute by minute... but you get the ‘it’s a mad, mad world’ picture.

More CAT-THARTIC commentary ~

This is stuck in moi’s craw, but good, and has been since this morning... why? ~cat-languid shrug~ she doesn’t know.

Maows to say, the Kougaress has always DESPISED, with a capital D, *injustice*!!! As a kid, she religiously watched “Perry Mason” re-runs, for example. During her lifetime, she has fought the good fight for justice. Sometimes successfully. Sometimes she got her kitty butt handed to her.

The so-called, and proudly advertised, HONEST REVIEWS on romance book review sites... okaaay... all well and good as presented. In practice, not so much in SOME cases.

Have you ever known anyone who was all too happy to tell you their honest opinions, but if you responded in kind, well get out the garlic, make a cross... and what are you? Some kind of social outcast?

Meaning those who often dispense their ‘honest opinions’ can’t take what they DISH OUT.

When did it happen? When did honesty equal being unprofessional? Or, when did we, as authors, give away our power to voice our honest opinions? And stand up for ourselves?

In the world of book reviews, if you dare stand up for you and your book with your *honest opinion* of a review... well, you are labeled UNPROFESSIONAL.

Okayyyy... the common advice is grow a thick skin. Why? Isn’t it *unprofessional* of book reviewers to believe their reviews will never be critiqued and refuted? And, why aren’t they growing rhino skin?

We authors are expected to suck it up and take it. Why shouldn’t THEY ‘suck it up and take it’? Who gave THEM a free license, a 007 designation to kill by review?

Yes, of course, at times, it’s simply best to IGNORE and go on. It’s not worth the time and energy... plus, hey, this Big Cat usually ends up feeling sorry for that particular reviewer. ... in the end.

However, as a matter of practice, reviewers should not, in this Big Cat’s opinion, expect this reaction/response every time. Furthermore, THEY should ‘not’ consider it a matter of professional behavior by authors.

Really, is it professional behavior, or even wise, to ignore every attack disguised as a review?

The question:

Has reviewing books become *in some cases, NOT ALL BY A LONG SHOT* merely a safe haven for wimps who want that little power high? THOSE who have an ego-god complex for whatever reason. And they get their fix at the expense of an author and her book.

Because, hey, she won’t fight back. And, if she does... well, it will only look like sour grapes.

This is a minority report-commentary and is aimed against THOSE few who ‘sometimes’ make it hell for the rest of us. This is about INJUSTICE!!! and getting JUSTICE.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To all the truly GOOD and PROFESSIONALLY spirited reviewers, whoever you are. Whether you like this Big Cat’s books, or not.

AND! An even BIGGER THANK YOU! To those reviewers who have given the Kougar’s books a good review. She really, really appreciates it!!!

12:12 pm... doo...dooo...doo... [and, then once again, today]... OH GREAT! 2:12 am just smacked moi unaware as she read an email about gallery edits on THE TIGER’S MASQUERADE. Late note: as moi finished up this post... yep! 12:12 am, got her again.

Soooooo... here’s some new info about 2012 that just crossed this Big Cat’s desk and monitor ~ it ain’t looking good....

Sep 21, 2010 ... The eminent astronomer, Prof. K. Sundara Raman, may dismiss the prophecy as a myth, ... NASA FINALLY WARNS PUBLIC ABOUT 2012 SOLAR STORM ... ~ ~

Authoress news and mews ~


Fall is here.....and it's 98 degrees outside!!
by Solara

Ever have one of those epiphany moments where you wonder if you've left your brain somewhere along the path and you don't remember where?

SINFUL SATURDAY: Weird Aphrodisiacs from Around the World
by Becca Simone

No matter where you go in the world, people are looking for ways to spice up their sex life. Many aphrodisiacs have no scientific basis behind them, but here are some interesting (ie: WEIRD) ones from around the globe.
KitKats, if you’re wild about horses like this Big Cat is... in a good friend *love to ride* sort of way... and you’d like to know what it was like during the good ole days of growing up... check out romance author, Jami Davenport’s post at Equestrian Ink on growing up "Out West." ~ ~

Jami Davenport ~ ~

Moi’s comment mew-sings ~

Jami, you were so incredibly lucky!!! That would have been a paradise to me. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures. I tell ya kids just don't know what they're missing now.

I did get to run wild, or ride wild from about twelve to eighteen. We had a pony first, then a half Arab filly, who, to me, was the best horse in the world. I still miss her. We had incredible times together even in my little limited area. But, at least, we had a couple of acres and there was some open land to ride on, and there were adventures to be had on the less traveled roads. Plus, I got to ride bareback. The best!

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 636 ~

Sylva felt positively giddy inside. “Rootin’ tootin’. I like the sound of that.” Swooping her upward with one strong arm, he planted a kiss on her forehead. Once he set her on her feet again, he gave her a squeeze “Let’s go talk to the family.” They moved toward a small area that had been walled off. Inside, Sylva saw several computer stations somewhat similar in appearance to the one in Zeke’s family apartment. Sheesh! How long ago had that been? It felt like ages. Whizbang, the old-fashioned word surfaced in her mind with a big splash. “Whizbang,” she murmured.

Zeke coded in their family’s private line, one that could only be accessed by a member of the family. “Whizbang, darlin’?” he asked as he waited. Her hand gripped his affectionately, and she smiled. “That word popped into my head. It certainly describes everything I’ve been through... or, the speed of what’s happened.” Zeke grinned like a mule who’d found a garden of ripe carrots. “Whizbang?” he teased. She flushed a deep strawberry red as he kissed her knuckles. “No, not you,” she offered quickly, then frowned. “You’re a bad, bad stud,” she sang. “Want a whizbang ride, darlin’ mine?”
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 635 ~ 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...

Whizbang kisses from the Kougar...


Jami Davenport said...


Thanks so much for mentioning my blog post. Yes, it was incredibly fun growing up in Eastern Washington. I definitely know how lucky I was.

Serena Shay said...

Interesting story about the 2012 Solar storms. It will be interesting to see what happens when the time comes...

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Jami, it was just so wonderful to relive my own horse-riding adventures through your blog. Thanks!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, it will be. I'm hoping prayer and meditation will mitigate the strength of it, if it does occur.