Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Moment ~ SOLO HONEYMOON

Oh, Kittens... my holiday-dazzling and dizzy-adorable Kittens... still too cold on the tame prairie... however, the winds have ceased, the sunset was all too spectacular... and it’s a bit warmer... stay safe and warm wherever you are.

The tail-switching holiday moment: Besides Pat Cunningham’s post at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS... the Kougar received a lovely shoe charm from Jillian for being the winner of her new release contest.

SOLO HONEYMOON by Jillian Chantel

Blurb ~

Emma Chauncey finds her fiancé naked with one of her bridesmaids on top of him three days before her wedding. Burned by the experience, she takes a friend on her honeymoon. They travel to an Italian villa where Emma plans to nurse her broken heart.

Wealthy, titled, and handsome women’s shoe designer Dario de Luca is also at the villa. In disguise as a dance instructor, he’s determined to find a woman to love him for himself, not his wealth and title. Sparks fly between Emma and Dario, until she learns his true identity. Hurt that another man has lied to her, and distrusting her own judgment, she flees. Dario follows her to New York. But Emma’s former fiancĂ© is back with an agenda of his own. Can Dario convince Emma he’s the man for her even though he lied about his identity? Can he convince her she deserves true love?

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

3:33 am... 2:12 pm... 4:44 pm... Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #119

For the coming week it is advisable that you hold onto anything that is strong enough to hold you. This can be compared to sailors who tied themselves to the main mast of a storm-tossed ship. Hold onto those who are most beloved by you. Hold onto family, friends, and your community. Let them hold onto you. And know, love will be your anchor.

For the following several weeks, during this festive season, the winds of change will be whipping across the world non-stop. These winds will be violent, unrelenting and stunning in their speed and strength.

During this sacred season, celebrate what is worthy of being celebrated. Let go of the ‘excess’ material stuff. And, do not bother with what you could care less about. Now, is the time to celebrate what is in your heart. For, it is the time of the heart and its fullest expression.

This holiday season give the gift of who you truly are. Your light. Your soul. Your precious individuality. That is what we all need from each other. We need the blazing beautiful light of each other to stay safe and warm, and have the most happy holidays.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona

MORE...Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ ~

Authoress news and mews ~

The Kougar will be posting, Tuesday, the 14th, on Lindsay Townsend’s THE PINK BLOG ~ Winter Solstice 2010 Forecast by Volcano ~


Payback's a Bitch
by Pat Cunningham

Marissa slammed the bar door closed and locked up. Damn that Lex and his cockeyed schemes. Spy on a wolf pack? Sure. She’d just waltz into Dante’s with her witchy scent blasting away like a neon sign, a huge flashing arrow that said “human.” Yeah, they’d take her in like a long-lost sister, if she lived through the first five minutes.


The Kougar will be posting on Tuesday, the 14th. Dante stars in this episode of As the Werewolf World Turns. Here’s his bio blurb ~

Dante, Biker Alpha

Dante knows he’ll never be the werewolf son his top-of-the-pack sire wanted. That’s Devon, his brother’s role. He left Talbot’s Peak to protect the catwoman he loves. Now, he’s back. And while he’s looking for a way to win her heart again, and keep her protected, he intends to make his own alpha mark. As the secret owner of the Last Bite Lodge, Dante also owns the interspecies pleasure club hidden below.

Fill Your Shopping List with Romance

Holidays are a great time to share authors you've enjoyed throughout the year. Some venues allow gifting of ebooks, but there still those who love the feel of paperbacks in their hands as they read.

If you've readers on your Christmas list who you've not figured out that special gift for, consider buying books. Here at Happily Ever After, we have authors for just about everyone's taste. We're starting off Holiday Week with our offerings for you.

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On December 13, you will face a definite hurdle as Mars moves close to Pluto. Fortunately, if you act carefully, you can turn these challenging energies to your favor.

When the powerful forces of Mars and Pluto come together, they can leave you feeling dissatisfied, stuck in a rut, and longing for change and action. If you feel incapable of bringing about such change - a common feeling when Mars and Pluto come together - you may experience an uncommon amount of frustration. The flip side of this is that you'll also have some very strong influences working on your behalf ... if you choose follow their lead.

The combination of Mars, the planet of action, and Pluto, the most intense planet in the galaxy, can give you powerful focus and drive. This could be the perfect opportunity to complete a major task or achieve a long-sought goal - but you'll have to tread carefully because your irritation level will be high. Any interruptions to your work - especially petty ones - could potentially stir your anger. It's important to keep your cool under these circumstances, remembering that what you're feeling and experiencing is an astronomical alignment that will soon pass.

Also keep in mind that this partnership of Mars and Pluto will occur in Capricorn, where Mercury is making its retrograde motion. First, this means that if you focus your drive toward something related to Capricorn - money, business, etc. - you'll achieve more success. Second, it means that you will need to be very careful in your communication, as discussions could become heated! The best way to avert trouble is to simply avoid anyone likely to push your buttons - at least to the extent that you can.

Mars and Pluto will certainly bring out your more primitive emotions, but if you can rise above them and exercise a little patience, you can achieve incredible success!

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 715 ~

Sylva gripped her mug tight. “...from another one of those robo-planes. Don’t worry. The Sheriff’s posse is close, probably on scene by now.” Sylva gave a tense nod. She didn’t feel Zeke was in danger. But then, she didn’t exactly psi-pick up that he was safe, either. For lack of anything else to do, she took another swallow of tea. “Just found out more,” Ginger announced, carrying in a plate of small biscuits, along with jam and a pot of butter. “The posse has landed. Zeke winged the robo-plane so the missile misfired, then shot it down over Westmoreland land.”

Zeke waved his arm, hailing Westmoreland. “Ambush!” he hollered, once they slowed and were close enough to him. Approaching their hover-jeep, now halted, but still a foot above ground, he met the concerned gaze of the fellow rancher. “What the hell is happenin’?” Tex demanded. “Robo-plane fired a missile the size of dart. Landed right over yonder. It could be booby-trapped. Want me to show you where?” Tex gave a quick nod. “Yup, like to get a scan before the Sheriff decides it’s proprietary. If he does. Hop on the sideboard, Vintorr.” Hanging onto the hover-jeep’s side, Zeke shouted directions.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 714 ~ 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 ~

Using Alternative Currencies

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Most Americans don't know that some states in the Mid-West are already using "alternative currencies"...

An NBC News affiliate in Michigan reports that

"new types of money are popping up across Mid-Michigan and supporters say, it's not counterfeit, but rather a competing currency. Right now, for example, you can buy a meal or visit a chiropractor without using actual U.S. legal tender."

What most Americans don't realize is that this is all totally legal.

The U.S. Treasury Dept web site says that, according to Coinage Act of 1965: "There is... no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services."

I saw one report that says there are now 150 of these alternative local U.S. currencies being accepted around the country!

USA Today reports that the largest of these local currencies is a currency called "Berkshares," which are being used in the Berkshires region of western Massachusetts.

According to the paper:

"Since its start in 2006, the system, the largest of its kind in the country, has circulated $2.3 million worth of BerkShares."

And even in places that do not yet have local currencies, store owners may now actually prefer foreign currencies rather than U.S. dollars...

In Washington, DC, just 25 miles from my office, some stores have begun accepting euros. Of course, the euro isn't much more stable than the dollar right now. But my point is that most people don't understand there is NO FEDERAL REQUIREMENT in the United States for a private store to accept dollars for non-debt transactions.

You see, no matter what the government decides, stores and businesses will accept whatever they believe is a strong currency.

As Texas Representative Ron Paul wrote recently:

"If you walk into a 7-11 to buy a soda, the clerk doesn't have to accept your dollars, he could demand euros, silver, or copper. But because legal tender laws backing the dollar have caused the dollar to drive other currencies out of circulation, [right now] it is easier for stores to accept dollars."

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...

Holiday Solo kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Ooh, Solo Honeymoon sounds very interesting! Congrats on the win. :)

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, thanks. Jillian's book was featured on Lindsay Townsend's THE PINK BLOG, and other blogs on its release date. It's a mainstream romance, and the type of romance novel that appeals to a lot of readers.