Friday, May 20, 2011
Chapter Eight ~ The Soul Feathers
A cool angel warrioress picture...
Late night mews and sighs, my darling Springtime Pussycats... lots of rain on the tame prairie, about an inch... oh me, oh my! What a challenge of a day... it all started with the phone not working... thus, no dial-up... thus, no internet access... the Kougaress did have a lovely visit with her neighbor, having trekked over there to find out if her phone was working... nope... what the problem was, who knows? Neither one of us have cell phones... yeah, incredible in this day and age... but, hey, some of us are what they call electronically sensitive... so, gee, happy end of the world... or, rapture... or whatever you’re into... just know this Big Cat loves ya!
Big Cat by-the-numbers ~
5:55 am... 2:12 pm... so why the hell didn’t lamestream media report the huge earthquake off the coast of Libya? There was also one close to Turkey, and a third large quake on the same day, this past Thursday... even today, this Big Cat can find nothing from the news sources... yet, this was reported by the foreign news media, and verified by their monitoring system.
Authoress news and mews ~
With no internet distractions, the Kougar did get some good penning done. ~smiles~
From the Kougar’s Writing Den ~ White Fang, Ace Reporter
*Unedited Six Sentence* progress on the latest WIP novella...
Chapter Eight ~ The Soul Feathers
Lovingly, Z’Pasha cradled the white feather in her palm. She paused in her steps toward her limestone altar, made from small blocks she’d discovered at an ancient Druidic circle, not far from the Pleasure Club.
Mere moments ago, the fragile-looking feather had drifted into her palm while she lounged on her divan. A sigh passed her lips, and Z’Pasha felt some measure of comfort.
Even though, Larissa remained in a deep state of recovery, the Benevolent Ones of the spirit realm knew her friend’s heart. They had gifted Z’Pasha with her soul feather.
Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~
Healing Hands and Fast Friends
by Serena Shay
Musical notes, low on the female register and hummed in a singular pattern, resonated in Finley’s body. Their peaceful sound steadied her as she removed the dangerous heat from her savior’s hip, with the cold hands of a healer.
She, Finley ‘Fiona’ Fairaday, yea she’d get her alliterative parents for that one if they were still around, was right this moment laying hands on a real-life Loch Ness. She wondered at the life of this unusual and beautiful sea monster.
Featured at Lindsay Townsend’s THE PINK BLOG ~
A Collection of "Uncannies"
by Linda Acaster
Tales that make a reader pause have been the mainstay of short fiction since family groups gathered round a fire during the long dark nights of winter to hear stories embellished by the natural special effects of flickering shadows and moaning wind. When a wrong decision could mean death, maiming or starvation, these tales were teaching stories, lessons to be learned for the good of the group.
AUTHORS/ASPIRING AUTHORS ~
Note: the Kougar does not care for Harlequin as a company. However, to each his own.
Harlequin Nocturne is looking to acquire bold, exciting, erotic paranormal romance short stories for its eBook program, Nocturne Cravings. These stories should be fast-paced paranormals with strong erotic fantasy and danger elements. Authors should feel comfortable exploring any and all sexual scenarios and shouldn't shy away from graphically sensual situations. In fact, the short stories should contain many erotic scenes that compel and bind the characters together. Strong, emotional characters that grab the readers imagination are also essential.
We are looking for stories of vampires, shape-shifters, werewolves, psychic powers, etc. set in contemporary times. Stories should deliver a dark, highly sensual read that will entertain readers and take them from everyday life into an atmospheric, complex world filled with characters struggling with life-and-death issues. A strong alpha hero is of utmost importance—he should be powerful, mysterious and totally attractive to the heroine. While action-packed and mission-oriented, the scope of these stories should be more contained, with additional focus placed on character development and erotic situations.
All stories should be capable of standing alone; all loose ends need to be tied up, and the relationship between hero and heroine should resolve itself in a satisfying manner.
For published authors, this line is a great way to explore more erotic scenarios and different fantasy elements. Unpublished authors are welcome as well.
Only complete manuscripts submitted electronically will be considered from unpublished authors; no partials or queries, please. Submissions should be sent as a Word-compatible attachment. Submissions should also follow standard formatting guidelines and should be double-spaced and typed in a clear, legible font on numbered pages. Author name and title should appear as a header or footer on each page.
Nocturne Cravings e-mail address: nocturnebites@ harlequin.ca
The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
~ Happy Flower-blooming days of May ~
~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~
And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...
Soul Feather kisses from the Kougar...