Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bizarre Busy Day ~ Timeout!

Oh, does this Big Cat ever need the Highlander...

After ten-at-night meows, my spunky and Halloween-spooky Kittens... the near quarter moon is gorgeous in the night sky, bright and beautifully white... a bizarre and busy day... moi needs a timeout! ... the internet has been a pain in the butkus, and other tech stuff went wonky, but, so far, no disasters ~knock on wood~ but, darn it all, this Big Cat doesn’t even know where to start, or what to tell... however, roar it to say she is still okay, but emotionally drained. ALSO, she did get some good penning done on Kandy early this morning... and is *hoping* claws crossed, that will continue.

More and more, courage is a necessity in these times, and often minute by minute. Not that moi is any kind of good example. Though, she does have her moments. Last night on Coast to Coast am, one of the authors of The Courage Companion, Nina Lesowitz, talked about her book and gave story-examples of how to gain courage during the bad times. She had a lot of good things to say, one of them is a saying: Courage doesn’t roar. How often is that true? Sometimes, it is just about getting through a day, or even one minute. Sometimes it’s about pressing on, despite everything lined up against you.

The other thing Nina said that resonated with the Kougaress ~ isolation is a soul killer. Isolation, as in being in the writerly cave is a good thing. However, isolation from others, a like-minded group of folks, is not a good thing at all, and happens way too often in our world. Sure yowls, you can get umpteen hundreds and hundreds of friends on the social network sites... but that’s a pale imitation of true friendship and true caring. For the most part, this Big Cat witnesses dying souls all around her. Strong family bonds for many, simply do not exist anymore. Strong bonds between human beings simply do not exist, not as they once did. And, not as they should for a healthy and happy life.

Gee whiz whiskers... only, 5:55 am... 10:10 pm... and now, 11:11 pm ... yep, 12:12 am...

Okay, AUTHORS, even Dean Koontz isn’t ‘loved’ by every reader. The Kougar was researching the term *Tick Tock*, and found this: Tick Tock and over 700000 other books are available for Amazon Kindle ..... His other books were inconsistantly fair to bad, but TickTock really stinks. ... ~ › ... › Authors, AZ › ( K ) › Koontz, Dean

Authoress news and mews ~

No, Weightless Inside His Wings, the Kougar’s short story submission to Dear Author’s anthology, DID NOT make the cut. Since the Kougar’s expectation was that outcome, it’s no big surprise. And she appreciates the professional way she was notified. So, onward and upward!!! Weightless will find the right home. As is the way of this Big Cat author’s erotic romance books, this story is OUTSIDE THE USUAL SANDBOX.
THANK YOU TO SERENA SHAY! For Making THE TIGER’S MASQUERADE her Tuesday Temptation at her blog, MY MIND WANDERS. ~ purring smooches!

More news from the shifter world!
by Rebecca Murray

Hi and welcome to your Wednesday fix of Shapeshifter Seductions! Rebecca here with your news of shape shifters in the real world. Today, we have a story of a woman who admits to being a cobra, a ranch in Utah that claims to be the skinwalker trail, and a remake of an old werewolf movie!

Endearments--Movie Style
by Celia Yeary

I had no idea where this post was going, but somehow I ended up with a few quotes from movies—terms of endearment, phrases lovers say to each other, ways they speak to each other depending on the characters. I chose four movies I enjoyed, because each had actors and actresses I admired for their talent and diversity. Some of these terms of endearments may not be quite orthodox, but humans have countless diverse ways of expressing interest and even love.

Surfing the Galactic Internet
by Kayelle Allen

Model: Wulf Gabriel
I spend a lot of time online, catching up with friends, contacting my editor, critique buddies, checking out blogs, and general networking. I also like to shop when I get the chance. That's why I created Imperinet.
Today, on the Siren-BookStrand loop ~ ~ there was a post titled: ABOUT SIREN-BOOKSTRAND, which was enlightening, indeed, as far as the company’s growth and their future.

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 654 ~

Sylva inhaled the beyond-delicious odors wafting her way. “If I wasn’t hungry before, I am now. I think I need to freshen up, though, to use that antiquated term.” Sylva wondered at her emerging exuberance. Maybe, it was the food. Maybe, it was the atmosphere of family that surrounded her. Love. The bonding between Zeke and his family hit her full force, or their love for each other. Even though, she hadn’t actually observed their family dynamics that much, still, how could she miss their closeness. It lived in the air. “Right this way.” Marina gave Sylva’s shoulders a hug.

Zeke followed in his Sylva’s wake. He planned on doing some refreshin’ of his own, and making certain she had another outfit to change into. Mentally, he shook the dust off his boots. Already, he settled in, his thoughts about the ranch’s routine. That is, when he wasn’t thinking about his bride. Dang, he hoped they would have a long settlin’ in period at the ranch. Given, his woman’s psychic ability, and the Secret Circle villains, he had a feeling they were righteous adventures ahead of them. Right now, it was time to clear his mind, and simply enjoy life.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 653 ~ 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 ~

Forget Halloween... REAL HORROR HAPPENINGS!!!

Oh, lordy, lordy... my meow friends, this Big Cat just can’t keep up with all the current evil-doings in our world... she went to pieces emotionally for awhile today when she found out the infant girl taken by CPS in New Hampshire had been assaulted and was rushed to the hospital... her parents, during a supervised visit couldn’t rouse her, and began changing her diaper... they discovered blood... and now the Sheriff has taken direct custody of the baby, away from CPS... did you know a child is much safer, statistically, if left with the parents. Sexual assault by those working at CPS is FIVE times more likely to occur than what occurs in society generally.
What an unholy mess!!! Batman...
Oh, wow, now different banks are foreclosing on the same properties... well, hell, let them duke it out... meanwhile, stay put or homestead and tell them where to go [whenever you need to, and if you can]... plus, some idiot bank tried to foreclose on a man who had NO MORTGAGE whatsoever... imagine that unholy mess...
Did you know more people in the military are committing suicide than are being killed in combat? The people are often on psychoactive drugs or anti-depressants with the side affect of the drugs being suicide.


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

Timeout kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Oh my yes, the highlander would be a welcome sight to these tired eyes these days... A force of good that is also incredibly good looking! Heck yeah!

Yay for the good penning on Kandy!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, yeah, a force of good... so needed! Though, there are lots of folks fighting the good fight...

POWER UP! POWER UP! POWER UP! to you, and them. To all of us who walk in the light and create the light.

Serena Shay said...

You're absolutely right, Savanna, there are a lot of wonderful people out there doing good work! My thanks and blessings to every single one of them. :)