Friday, June 24, 2011

A Magickal Banner Too

Yes, the Kougar received her cool promo banner from Siren-BookStrand today.

Late night yowls, my Saturday-enjoying Hep Cats... another wonderfully mild day on the tame prairie... although, it feels a bit too still now... omygoodness, the Kougaress may have some renegade tomato plants like she did last year... they’ve just now sprang up, in part, because it was such a cold spring overall... yes, there were days in the high 90s... but not that many in comparison... if they keep growing, claws crossed... well, last years tomatoes were absolutely divine!

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

1:11 am... 12:12 pm... 2:12 pm... 11:11 pm... definitely a quote for our times...

"...the Federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scarecrow), working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one. When all government... in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated. "
-Thomas Jefferson


DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska (AFP) – A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook Alaska's Aleutian Islands late Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning that sent people heading for high ground before the alert was canceled.

Hundreds of people walked, drove and rode in the back of pickup trucks as they fled the the coast after the earthquake struck 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of the seafood port of Dutch Harbor, home to some 4,400 people.
Flash floods and whirlwinds hit Vietnam and days of torrential rains caused by Tropical Storm Meari in the Philippines.

NOTE: There are plants, usually labeled weeds, who do remove nuke radiation from the soil, and have been used near nuclear facilities. But, this was new info to this Big Cat.

Sunflowers to clean radioactive soil in Japan

TOKYO (AFP) – Campaigners in Japan are asking people to grow sunflowers, said to help decontaminate radioactive soil, in response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster that followed March's massive quake and tsunami.

Volunteers are being asked to grow sunflowers this year, then send the seeds to the stricken area where they will be planted next year to help get rid of radioactive contaminants in the plant's fallout zone.

The campaign, launched by young entrepreneurs and civil servants in Fukushima prefecture last month, aims to cover large areas in yellow blossoms as a symbol of hope and reconstruction and to lure back tourists.

"We will give the seeds sent back by people for free to farmers, the public sector and other groups next year," said project leader Shinji Handa. The goal is a landscape so yellow that "it will surprise NASA", he said.

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Authoress news and mews ~

THANK YOU to everyone who has commented and stopped by SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS for the Summer Solstice blog hop... one more day to go.

Also, the cover art for KANDY APPLE AND HER HELLHOUNDS is posted at the Title Magic blog where it will be front and center for awhile. Wow, is this Big Cat bubbly-excited about her upcoming release.

Dark Friday: Repelling a Vampire
by Bree Younger ~ ~

Nowadays, authors sort of make up their own rules about vampires. My vampires, for example, are not bothered by crosses or holy water, they aren't repelled by garlic. But traditional vampires in folklore had more rigid rules. If you wanted to keep a vampire away from you, you had several options.


New romance publisher
Posted by: "Lindsay Townsend"
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:00 am (PDT)

Entangled Publishing has launched their website. Entangled plans to offer an ambitious list of books in both print and ebook format, with 40 percent royalties to authors. The editors are open to submissions of young adult, paranormal and contempoerary romance, romantic women's fiction, romantic thrillers and science fiction. All stories should have strong romantic elements and be from 70,000 to 120,000 words. Every book in the Entangled catalog is assigned a publicist. Find all the submission guidelineshere

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They say at the moment they only accept historical romance subs from agents.

Best wishes, Lindsay

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Jupiter Raises the Feel-good Factor!

On June 24, the sweetly sensitive Cancer Sun shines a friendly light upon fortunate, optimistic Jupiter. You're sure to enjoy this easygoing transit, since Jupiter's good-luck energies will bring more fun while helping you tighten bonds with loved ones!

Jovial Jupiter always raises the feel-good factor, and it has a way of making even the most challenging tasks easier and more enjoyable. It's also frequently the bearer of good news, and when it joins forces with the Sun, positive outcomes and rewards are invariably plentiful!

In the case of this transit, with the Sun in Cancer and Jupiter in Taurus, you'll certainly feel more indulgent and family-oriented. You may also feel a bit lazier under Jupiter's powers, so if you really want to relax the day away, go for it and enjoy! However, the Cancer Sun will be there to offer a boost of ambition, so if you want to accomplish something fun as well, you'll be able to get it done without a problem.

All in all, this is one of the most pleasant planetary alignments you could ever ask for. Have fun!


Oh, yeah drag out some over-the-hill mobster as some big-fish catch by the FBI... whoopee, wow... yeah, right, what a CIRCUS CIRCUS diversion... especially since said mobster worked with and for the FBI doing ‘their’ dirty deeds for year upon year. What a made-for-media crock. What? Is oldie moldie mobster just too old now to protect himself with blackmail? Everyone who could have given him protection is likely pushing up daisies, wearing cement booties... whatever. Sell it to Hollywood, ‘cause it ain’t working for this Big Cat. Meanwhile, the Wall Street mobsters continue business as usual... no, not usual, their territory is expanding exponentially.

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...

Magickal Banner kisses from the Kougar...


Bree said...

Great banner!! Interesting info about the Entangled publisher. I'll have to check them out!!

Savanna Kougar said...

Bree, thanks. It's neat to have the banner. Yeah, I'm going to check them out. I think they might be following a more trad publishing model.

Serena Shay said...

Yummy banner! Bree's right, very intriguing info on Entangled publisher. Having access to publicists is a nice touch.

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, thanks on the banner. I just checked out their site a bit. A publicist would be nice! I dunno, if an author/writer can meet their expectations, all well and good. That is, if they are able to survive in this game. However, what 'they' consider to be quality enough for them to publish... well, I have no clue. And they are more in the trad publishing model which could be either good, or not so good.