Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tell me a cowboy story...

Late night mews, my ice-cube rolling KitKats... another bake-me-in-the-oven day on the tame prairie with no relief in sight... although, there is relief in the mornings... even the Kougaress’s jungle of a yard helps with extra shade... ya can’t get that with a nicely trimmed lawn.

Tell me a cowboy story... Cowboy-lovin’ Pussycats, check out Delilah Devlin’s post at Wild and Wicked Cowboys ~ ~ the comments, all story ideas based on the pic, are sexy, fun and creative.

Authoress news and mews ~

Omygoodness, Kittens, this Big Cat author needs to find a way to speed up her writing. What that is, she has no clue. She certainly doesn’t want to sacrifice any quality, or the art and creativity of her books.

BTW, the Kougar discovered her flashdrives were slowing down her computer because of the amount of files on them. Since she wants to be able to back up her files darn fast, her solution is to use one with not much on it.

And! Because she had a backup keyboard on hand, the day was saved. The other one had a malfunction this morning. Now, she’s planning to get another one as soon as possible, plus another empty flashdrive. It’s no hop and skip to an electronics store out here on the tame prairie.


Blood Destiny ~ London Vampire in Talbot’s Peak
By Savanna Kougar

“Happy birthday to me. Five hundred years young.” Zvorak felt the derisive cut of his voice as if a blade sliced up his torso -- something he’d experienced on several occasions, usually because of his reckless nature.

Against his will, Zvorak’s fangs lengthened, and he mentally snarled, his mood as morose as the gray overcast sky. He peered out the second-floor window of his posh flat -- a last look before he departed London forever.


Avon Impulse - call for Submissions
Posted by: "Lynnsplanet"
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:33 pm (PDT)

Call for Submissions ~ ~

Avon Impulse

Avon is introducing a digital imprint, Avon Impulse. This format will allow Avon to publish more quickly, with an eye to what's new in fiction and romance, delivering fresh, exciting content directly each month to the digital devices of today's savviest readers.

Avon is looking for stories of emotional complexity, written by authors with unique voices. Books with humor, drama, suspense; with sizzling sensuality and irresistible characters - all types and tones can be right for Avon. If your manuscript is exciting, electrifying, and exceptional then we want to see it. Take us to the darkest depths or make us laugh out loud - everything is welcome!

We're actively seeking all genres of romance of all lengths, including (but not limited to): historical, paranormal, contemporary, and erotica.

How To Submit A Manuscript
To submit, go to ~ ~ and follow the instructions to fill out the form and upload your manuscript. Due to time constraints, we will not be able to respond to every query. If you do not receive a response after three months, that means your story is not right for us at that time. However, times change, so keep trying!

Time Travel
Small Town

Submissions FAQ
How long does my book need to be?
We are looking for stories of all lengths, from short stories to full length books, and anything in-between.

What font/margin/size should I use?
Your formatting choices are up to you. As long as your manuscript is readable, it's acceptable.

Which editor should I address my submission to?
There is no need to specify an editor. However, if you have a past relationship with someone on the Avon team, or one of our editors specifically requested you submit your manuscript, please note that on the submission form.

Do I need to specify which Avon imprint I am submitting to?
No, all submissions are vetted by the same team of Avon editors, who will decide which imprint is the best fit.

How long will you take to respond?
Due to the volume of submissions, we will only be able to contact you if your project is the right fit. If you have not received a response in three months time, unfortunately your project wasn't right for our current list.

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

3:33 am... 4:44 am... 5:55 am... 12:12 am... 1:11 pm... 2:12 pm... 2:22 pm... 12:12 am... there’s a global mafia war going on right now, and it’s not ending anytime soon. Should we all duck and cover?

US heartland suffers under killer heat, humidity

AFP - A searing heatwave brought summer misery to the American heartland and caused more than a dozen deaths as it blanketed up to 17 US states in soaring temperatures and oppressive humidity.

From the POWER HOUR news ~

Facebook Foreclosure Notices Are The New Notification System For Lenders

Mortgage lenders in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and England have begun serving foreclosure notices to homeowners through Facebook, a practice that has been endorsed by banks, lawmakers and in some cases even borrowers in those parts of the world.

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

~ Happy Summer-livin' in July ~


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

Blood Destiny kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Huh...who'd a thunk a flash drive could be slowing down your computer. I use one for my wip, but maybe they are not as full as yours. Interesting info...thanks!

Yeah, it's nice to have back equipment like the keyboard and mouse, since I seem to be hard on them..hehe ;)

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, it's because I have a lot of files on them, and a lot of pics on one of them, apparently. They're not close to full, but obviously my computer isn't up to handling all the files on the hard drive and on the flashdrive. Even though, I still have a good amount of space on my hard drive.

Now, I just have to get backups, one more thing on the endless to-do list. ~argh!~