Tuesday, November 30, 2010

FIVE CARD STUD ~ New December Release

December purrs, my beloved and holiday-bouncy Felines... the cold air is biting the tame prairie hard and with big jaws... a shake of the Kougaress’s head... everyday is more bizarre and ever more unexplainable at this time... up is down, down is up... where it ends... ???

However, that makes reading a good book all the more important to our well being. And, if you have a shiver-yen for Western Erotic Romance, this is the read for you.

FIVE CARD STUD by Gem Sivad ~ New December Release


When bounty hunter Sam McCallister sees Eden Pace playing poker for the first time, he loses all interest in the cards; instead, the thought of playing stud with the lady gambler stirs his cock to life. Eden’s the prettiest woman and the best card sharp Sam’s ever met. Good thing he has a few cards up his sleeve.

Eden’s doing her own outlaw hunting. She’s on the trail of her husband’s killer and Sam’s in her way. To get free of this hardheaded, softhearted, gorgeous man, Eden tries strip poker and naked truth-or-dare, but when Sam ups the stakes, carnal submission and desire are unleashed.

When Sam discovers Eden’s wanted for murder, he figures his bed is the safest place for her. But taking Eden prisoner isn’t as easy as Sam expects. He’s in a high-stakes poker game with lust on the table and his heart on the line, because one taste of Eden just isn’t enough.

To enjoy an excerpt, trot on over to the HAPPILY EVER AFTER blog... and for another excerpt click on over to Ellora’s Cave ~ jasminejade.com/ps-8904-50-five-card-stud.aspx ~

The tail-switching holiday moment: Besides Gem Sivad’s FIVE CARD STUD... the panoramic beauty of being on the tame prairie... looking out over the barn at blue sky with small clouds scudding by...

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

1:11 am... 2:12 am... 2:22 am... 3:33 am... 4:44... holiday blessings to one and all...

Authoress news and mews ~


That Certain Place
by Taige Crenshaw

The other day I took stock of some things. As I evaluated what has been happening in my life lately I got to that certain place. The place where I feel a sense of relief, accomplishment, and all around happy.

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 702 ~

Sylva clung to her Zeke, the feeling so delicious, she rested her head against him and basked in her dreamy satiation. After stroking his hand into her hair and circling caresses, her cowboy settled them a bit more comfortably. When he moved, she mumbled, “No, I don’t want to let go.” She heard his deep chuckle and felt the vibration of his chest. “Not letting go, Sylva mine. Just pulling the blanket over us.” With easy efficiency, he draped them, then embraced her. She drifted down fast. ‘Too fast’, she thought. ‘I want to enjoy.’ Aware of his body, she slept lightly.

Zeke couldn’t ever remember feeling this happy. Not this constant state of happiness. Given most of his life had been a good one, with times of extreme joy, and with a sense of deep accomplishment, still, he knew being with his wife was more. Special. He’d seen this between his parents, this overall happiness, even when they fought with each other. Or simply disagreed. As he sank into sleep, he reviewed his life, especially those peak times when elation had seized him tighter than his foes during sports competitions. He smiled like a dang prize idiot before sleep caught him.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 701 ~ 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 ~

Big Cat Commentary ~

Censorship ~ it’s getting bad on the web now, my darling Big Cats. Like the burning or banning of books Google [along with H*mel*nd S*cur*ty] now thinks it has the right to dictate what can and cannot be viewed. BTW, Google is not your parent if you’re over eighteen. Sadly, those at Google and in the government, are using the copyright issue, along with their idea of *vulgar*, as an excuse to shut down whoever they want on the internet. Like those THEY consider enemies. Or THOSE who have viewpoints they disagree with.

While e-pirates continue to rape, pillage and plunder all of us authors and artists [don’t let the recent ‘supposedly’ lawful shutdowns fool you] Google does little to legally stop that violation of copyright, but engages in their own brand of Hitler-like censorship. Using the EXCUSE of copyright infringement so it would *appear* lawful, H*mel*nd S*cur*ty was allowed to shut down sites WITHOUT A COURT ORDER. No Judge, no Jury, no presumption of innocense. No warning issued. JUST SHUTDOWN!!!

Many authors are lauding this Nazi-thug action because they believe it’s a step in the right direction. That something is actually getting done to protect their copyrighted material. ***No*** it’s a step in their eventual destruction. Our eventual destruction as authors and artists. They came for the Jews... I wasn’t a Jew... If Google can control content on the web that means... if THEY don’t like a book you’ve written [for any reason THEY make up], they can censor it. Ban it. Effectively burn it.

Not only that, in the near future, if Google and/or H*mel*nd S*cur*ty deems your viewpoint is not to their liking, you are likely to end up in prison, or worse. NO COURT ORDER. No judge, no jury, and no presumption of innocense. Oh, and good luck finding any kind of decent lawyer.

There is no good end to all of this. Unless folks truly understand this horrific game being played against them, and then take action. Most likely, this Big Cat will either quit posting on the internet, because, at some point, airport-like security measures will be demanded, or she will simply find everything gone, wiped out... cyber burned. Censored.

Now, Google ‘may’ back off for a time... make it look like they’re the good guys again... but, it’s all a con job... they’ll just keep reeling the hooked fish in... *us*. If we allow it.

Google Blacklists Prison Planet.com

~ infowars.com/google-blacklists-prison-planet-com ~

Paul Joseph Watson
November 30, 2010

In a damning new lurch towards web censorship, Google’s news aggregator has blacklisted Prison Planet and Infowars despite the fact that both websites are internationally known and now attract more traffic than many mainstream media websites, while Google-owned You Tube has frozen the Alex Jones Channel based on a spurious complaint about showing Wikileaks footage that has been carried on hundreds of other You Tube channels for months.

After carrying our content for years, Google News last week purged Prison Planet and Infowars from its aggregator system, ensuring that our stories no longer appear alongside the likes of CNN and Fox News in a frightening early salvo in the move towards a tiered Internet that favors large corporations while independent voices are strangled.

Only smaller sites that re-post Prison Planet content have appeared in Google searches since early November, proving that the campaign is a deliberate effort on behalf of Google to restrict traffic to Alex Jones’ websites. Our stories have been linked almost every day on the Drudge Report for the past three weeks, as our readership figures soar past numerous corporate media websites that are carried by Google News. We are clearly a legitimate and internationally recognized news outlet and yet Google has blacklisted us because it disagrees with our political viewpoints.

In addition, Google-owned You Tube yesterday moved to freeze the popular Alex Jones Channel, which has well over 100,000 subscribers and has had over 75 million views. You Tube made a spurious claim that the channel had violated “community guidelines” by posting a segment from the infamous Wikileaks Apache footage, when the footage is in fact posted in greater length on hundreds of other You Tube channels, including Al Jazeera, Russia Today and CBS News.

When we responded to You Tube by pointing out that the Wikileaks footage in question appeared in multiple places elsewhere on You Tube in far greater length and detail, and that it was not vulgar or offensive but a real incident that was of clear public concern which was posted under fair use (USC Title 17, Section 106A-117), You Tube reacted by freezing uploading privileges for the account while also threatening to terminate it entirely.

You Tube is essentially sending a message that if you disagree with their decision, your claim won’t be considered, you will simply be punished to an even greater degree.

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire.


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

Five Card Stud smooches from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Grrr! Censorship and Big Brother tendencies blow!!!!

Oooh, Congrats to Gem for her new release. :)

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, yeah, they do blow. BIG TIME!

I'm excited for Gem and her first EC release. And I love all the excerpts I've read, four different ones now.