Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Name Game ~ Snake Mean Sue

Picture from Gwydhar Enterprises ~ ~ The figure of Bride comes from Scottish-Irish mythology (Bride in Scotland, Brighid in Ireland). She is a goddess figure associated with the coming of spring out of the winter (which is represented by an old woman called "Callaig") and is the patron of poetry, hearth fires, metal smiths, and childbirth. Bride is home to four hidden Turtles.

Nighttime purrs, my gorgeous Leprechaun-lucky Kittens... omygoodness, lots happening on the tame prairie... late this morning, the Kougaress saw a faint sort of something high in the sky... well, she couldn’t determine if it was a faint cloud, or something out of strange universe... since it didn’t follow the flow of the other wispy clouds, she got her glasses and checked it out... believe it, or not, there was a fairly large outline of a V... it was faint and shade darker than the sky... whatever??? this Big Cat never knows what to make of these sorts of things... other than tell it like she experienced it.

Oh, what a phenomenal sunset! A deep red blush on the horizon, then a lovely shade of yellow, followed by a deep sapphire that darkened into a spectacular blue teal. The white-shimmer crescent moon topped it all... wow, yowl about postcard or painting perfect.


Show Me Yours - Thursday Thirteen
by Kayelle Allen

I have a name-related game for you that's easy and fun to play. This is Thursday Thirteen, so of course there are thirteen questions. Here's how to play.

Use the first letter of either your last name, middle name, or maiden name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real places, names, or things, with nothing made up.

~Okay then, the Kougar decided to play, and then she played by using her answers... well, you’ll see Sue is not nice~

The Name Game

1. What is your last name, middle name, or maiden name? SUE
2. An animal SNAKE
3. A boy's name STEVE
4. A girl's name SANDRA
5. A color SILVER
6. An occupation STOCK MARKET IDIOT
7. Something to wear SCARF
8. A beverage SANGRIA
10. Something found in the bathroom SHOWER
11. Reason for being late SCARED
12. Something you shout SHOOT
13. A place SHAMBALA

Snake Mean Sue

Sue adored morphing into a snake. However, she didn’t adore being hunted by Steve. The effing creep was a collector for a zoo who specialized in shapeshifters. Sandra had warned her the silver-tongued devil only wanted to capture her in mid shift, then sell her to Joe, the stock market idiot who’d had to declare bankruptcy recently.

Sue flipped her paisley scarf over her shoulder, and smiled at the bartender as he placed the fruity goblet of Sangria before her. He might not be a shifter, but he sure did possess superior assets.

‘If ya know what I mean,’ she sang inside her head.

She smiled widely at the bartender’s teasing wink, rolling her shoulders. He grinned, and with a cocky flash of his eyes, he pivoted away, Sue enjoyed the view, then picked up her fork. Twirling her spaghetti into a mouthful, she lifted it to her mouth.

Before she could eat it, a shower of toxic spittle landed way too close to her plate. A smile slithered over Steve’s pretty boy features when she glanced upward.

Cobras gone bad were definitely ultra annoying. Sue rolled her eyes, then calmly set the fork-ful down.

“Like eating your own kind, do you?” she silkily cut, then reached for a napkin. “Here’s a suggestion. Why don’t you crawl off to a dark closet, hand-pump that garter-snake sized penis of yours.”

Sue carelessly tossed her curly locks, then tilted her chin. She fixed her gaze on the creepy creepazoid that had been named Steve.

“Shoot,” she sarcastically drawled, “when that genetically inferior sperm of yours shoots, or say, dribbles, you can dine on half of your future progeny.”

Steve’s pupils became slits, and he glared nastily.

“Is there a problem?” The bartender’s voice sounded like a powerful and welcome foghorn.

“Just a small disagreement between me and the lady,” Steve slickly crooned.

Sue nearly snorted a hiss. But, Mr. Hunky Bartender was worth her ladylike best behavior. Besides, his alpha intensity captured her full attention.

“I suggest you handle any disagreement civilly. The Club Shambala does not allow ladies to be harassed. And, neither do I.”

Sue could have kissed her white-knight rescuer squarely on that human, beautiful mouth of his. Oh, if only...

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

1:11 pm... 2:12 pm... 3:33 pm... 4:44 pm...

Will March 19 'Supermoon' Trigger Natural Disasters?


On March 19, the moon will swing around Earth more closely than it has in the past 18 years, lighting up the night sky from just 221,567 miles (356,577 kilometers) away. On top of that, it will be full. And one astrologer believes it could inflict massive damage on the planet.

Richard Nolle, a noted astrologer who runs the website, has famously termed the upcoming full moon at lunar perigee (the closest approach during its orbit) an "extreme supermoon."...

...The moon's gravity can even cause small but measureable ebbs and flows in the continents, called "land tides" or "solid Earth tides," too. The tides are greatest during full and new moons, when the sun and moon are aligned either on the same or opposite sides of the Earth.

Authoress news and mews ~

Oh, those blatant synchronicities. Just as the Kougar looked at the phrase *sexcitations, good, good vibrations* the Beach Boys’ song played as bumper music on Coast to Coast am... and she heard *excitations, good, good vibrations*

Oh, more good news on the authorly front! The Kougar received this MER review today. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! And roars of THANKS to everyone who purchased Branded. May you know lots and lots of sexcitations, good, good vibrations!


This reviewer's rating: 5 - Outstanding

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and really hope that Ms Kougar is working on more books about the Three Star Republic. I loved the seamless way she blended a historical western feel with a sci/fi-alternate-universe-reality. I aways enjoy pop references in a story as well (Captain Sisco and Chuck Norris comments). I'm certain I'll be rereading it many times in the future.

Reviewed by: Corinne (Date: 03/10/2011)


Readers, here’s St. Pat’s Day contest Corinne is participating in ~

Hi everyone!

Don't miss out on our St Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt Contest!
There are sixteen authors involved and 17 prizes to be won!
All you have to do is make a list of where the gold is hidden in every author's site. Email the entire list in and you will be entered into the draw. The contest closes on the 17th so don't wait too long. :-)

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Good Luck!



Special Thursday Blatant Plug Post
by Pat Cunningham

They’re here! They’re on Amazon! I’m doing cartwheels and that’s not easy with a computer on my lap! My compilation volume, LOVE ON THE WILD SIDE, and my latest release, BELONGING, are both now available in print at
Featured at Lindsay Townsend’s THE PINK BLOG ~

Eva Gordon: 'White Wolf of Avalon'

White Wolf of Avalon is book 3 in my Wolf Maiden Chronicles and takes place during Arthurian times. There are cameo appearances by well known characters such as King Arthur, Morgan le Fey and Mordred to name a few but the story revolves around the secret society of lycans that reside in ancient Britain.

AUTHORS, Cool ancient history info...


Prehistoric USA
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Road workers have discovered an ancient burial mound full of prehistoric treasures--in Indiana! When a bulldozer operator made off with some of it, he ended up in jail. When this prehistoric culture was discovered among the rolling hills of the state in the 19th century, it was called the "Hopewell Site," after the farmer who owned the 500 acres where artifacts were first found. The Archeology Daily News quotes archeologist Michele Greenan as saying, "What you're seeing here is a complex of earthen structures that were very purposefully and very specifically built along this cultural landscape. There's a number of mounds here--probably 20, maybe even more mounds, earthen architectural features that were built for different purposes" (like ceremonies or burial). They've even found a Hopewell version of Stonehenge, but built of wooden posts. And like so many ancient cultures, it has totally disappeared. (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to these two shows).

There may be an even more remarkable discovery that could rewrite the history books of this area: Scientists have found evidence of lead smelting in these artifacts, a practice that was assumed to have taken place in North America only after the French arrived, 1,000 years after the Hopewell Tradition. Greenan is quoted as saying, "It's a sleeping giant, and it's going to take its place as one of the most important archeological sites in North America." Evidence for a diversified sea-based economy among inhabitants of North America, dating from 12,200 to 11,400 years ago is also emerging from another part of the USA: three sites on California's Channel Islands. Researchers have discovered scores of arrowheads and crescents dating to that time period. The artifacts are associated with the remains of shellfish, seals, geese, cormorants and fish. Some of the arrowheads are so delicate that their only practical use would have been for hunting on the water.

Treasure from early cultures has been discovered in SOUTH America to, buried beneath a lake in Guatemala. But archeologist didn't know it was there until they spent 40 years cracking the code in an ancient book containing a map to the treasure. Fox News quotes Mayan expert Joachim Rittsteig as saying, "The Dresden Codex leads to a giant treasure of eight tons of pure gold."

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!


May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

Deep Red Blush kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

LOL...Snake Mean Sue is excellent, Savanna. I love how you added all of the words into it. :)

Congrats on the Outstanding review for Branded!! Dillon, Dono, Dash and Kylie certainly deserve it! ;)

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, yeah, I just had to write it... lol... I'll have to post it at Shapeshifters sometime... maybe, Sue can join the Talbot's Peak cast.

Oh, thank you! Now where's that time-stop office, so I can continue their story?