Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Beauty is Life, Life is Beauty... and a release date...

Since my hellhound heroes, Zol and Zin, wear tuxes... well, here is a beautiful one.

Late night noisy yowls, my intrepid and inspirational Pussycats... definitely a summery hot day on the tame prairie... this Big Cat was a busy bee today... but then, where are the honeybees these days? Or any bees... usually the Kougaress sees them or hears them buzzing about... not that much this year... so, her pumpkins may not get fertilized... dang! And, not to mention this Big Cat likes bees, even if she is severely allergic to their stings.

Strange note: okay, this Big Cat just mentioned being allergic to stings... so what happens? Likely a wasp stung her through her sock about fifteen minutes ago as she was posting. So, emergency, the Kougaress took her Aller-Max and extra Vitamin C, and almost went into Anaphylactic shock, but didn't quite. Yep, she's taking more Aller-Max later.

Beauty is Life, Life is Beauty... during these times all things beautiful become even more vital to our very souls and beings... yes, this Big Cat has yowled this before... still, a new depth of realization struck her soul as she listened to the latest round of corrupt depravity by those who claim to be our leaders, and our ‘betters’.

No, it’s really not about wearing rose-colored glasses, and ignoring the truth of these times. It is about looking for and discovering the beauty around you, and in you. It becomes about sharing that beauty with others. And, as we all know, beauty comes in many shapes and forms. A smile is beautiful Art can be exceptionally beautiful. Nature is extraordinarily beautiful in all her seasons and landscapes. People are beautiful in mind, body, soul and spirit.

Beauty and truth are two of your best allies right now. As romance authors we bring beauty to the pages of our books in so many ways. Love, romance, passion and the art of eroticism is beautiful.

The story, how it’s written, is beautiful... the descriptive phrases, our heroines and heroes by who they are, who they become, and how they relate to each other, yes, beautiful. As well, our secondary characters offer their own particular beauty and truth.

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

3:33 am... 2:22 pm... 4:44 pm... Thank goodness for the truckers of America. Not only because of their obvious contribution to our daily welfare. But, because the Kougaress is not alone in her observations that the sun’s path across the sky is far different than it was last summer.

BIG CAT ENVIRO NEWS ~ yowsa! The radiation poisoning is spewing everywhere!

Tropical Storm Arlene moving toward Mexico in Gulf
AP-1 hour, 58 minutes ago

AP - The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season gained force as it headed for Mexico's central Gulf coast Wednesday, bringing a threat of floods and mudslides.
Crews begin preventative burns near US nuclear lab AFP - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago

AFP - Fire crews in Los Alamos, New Mexico, began targeted burns Wednesday along the western edge of a major US nuclear laboratory to remove fuels as a massive wildfire raged nearby.

Authoress news and mews ~

UPDATE: The release date for KANDY APPLE AND HER HELLHOUNDS has just arrived. And is JULY 12, 2011. Magickal wahoooooooo!

Now, all the Kougar has to do is complete the final edits, and choose excerpts by the 6th. So, she’ll spending time in her cave.

What a busy, busy day of organizing the info on all of this Big Cat’s books, the ISBN numbers, and including finding out what the Kindle numbers are, the release dates, etc. It was biz-interesting gathering up the info on Amazon in that the Kougar saw who bought what, and who purchased what in percentages. Yeah, this author cat rarely looks at that stuff. Heck, she even tagged some of her books that hadn’t been tagged. Yes, she is neglectful, in part, because she is not of this digital generation, and it takes her awhile to understand and get onboard. Plus, she doesn’t trust some of this newfangled cyber stuff, and likes to get perspective first.

And, THANK YOU! To everyone who has purchased the Kougar’s books. She loves ya, and is sending you good, good sparkly vibrations.


Better late than never
by Rebecca Gillan

Howdy folks. If you are reading this, that means Blogger didn't eat my post again. Today's post was supposed to have been part of last week's blog hop... but Blogger ate it. Considering how big it is, it's probably better that I'm posting it by itself anyway.

There are two Onion "news" articles mentioned in today's post. I did not make them up, either. You can find them here and here. Without further ado, I present a peek into the daily grind of the Guts and Butts news room!

SCI FI SUSPENSE AUTHORS/ASPIRING AUTHORS... yeah, here’s the real-deal scoop ~

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Chemical in plastic containers makes male mice act like females

June 28, 2011

WASHINGTON — Male mice who were exposed as babies to BPA, a chemical common in canned foods and plastic containers, act more like females and are seen as less desirable mates, a US study showed Monday.

The findings could have implications for how BPA, or Bisphenol A, may affect human development and behavior, said the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“The BPA-exposed deer mice in our study look normal; there is nothing obviously wrong with them. Yet, they are clearly different,” said lead author Cheryl Rosenfeld at the University of Missouri.

“Females do not want to mate with BPA-exposed male deer mice, and BPA-exposed males perform worse on spatial navigation tasks that assess their ability to find female partners in the wild.”


TSA ~ Total Sexual Assault. Yep.

OBTW... Reports out of Boston indicate naked body scanners are so dangerous, TSA agents are getting cancer from just being near them. If the TSA continues to use these demonstrably deadly devices, please don’t fly the unfriendly skies again, my darling Kittens. Please.

It’s no surprise foreclosures are skyrocketing. Those who were deceived into these fraudulent ‘predatory’ loans are now being further victimized by the corrupt court system and the lawyers who [NO SURPRISE] are using new deceptive, down and dirty tactics against them as these homeowners attempt to battle back, and win their cases.

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

~ Happy Summer-Cruisin' June ~


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

Beauty is Life kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

OMGosh, Savanna! Allergic reactions to bee stings are crazy-scary! I'm glad you have something on hand when you need it. Hope your still feeling better.

Beauty is Life, Life is Beauty Well said!

And my yes, that is a lovely tux. ;)

Bree said...

Congrats on the release date and yikes on the sting!! I developed an allergy to ant bites and had a really bad reaction. Take care of yourself. Glad you had your meds on hand.

Savanna Kougar said...

Oh, Serena, yep, a whole lot better! I do try to be careful to have the stuff on hand. And, it came through. Thank Goodness! I even opened a capsule and put some under my tongue since that's the quickest way to get it into your system. Talk about nasty tasting... but, hey, I could taste exactly what the ingredients were, including cayenne pepper. ~hot, but not sexy hot~

Savanna Kougar said...

Bree, thanks. I'm excited-happy about Kandy's release date. And your release date is only a week away, on July 7. Wahoooo!

Yeah, ant bites can be very bad news! I have a reaction to them, but certainly not sting-level.
Take care of yourself.