Sunday, October 2, 2011

Kandy Apple and Her Hellhounds ~ In Print for Halloween

Here’s part of a costume my heroine, Kandy, would wear for her hellounds.

Late night Sunday into Monday meows, my sleek, sassy and spooky Black Cat wannabes... what a pale tangerine gorgeous sunset, and to the south the crescent moon hung low in the dark teal sky... she was a brilliant white luminosity tinted by lemon, and now she’s more golden in color.

Oh, Kittens, as usual, hang onto your tails and take care of each other this week. This Big Cat loves ya!

Authoress news and mews ~

Kandy Apple and Her Hellhounds ~ In Print for Halloween

Okay, my darling KitKats, the Kougar noticed KANDY APPLE AND HER HELLHOUNDS is available In Print at Amazon now. So, that’s definitely good news and mews.

She noticed later that RED LIONESS TAMED and BLACK CAT BEAUTY had been removed from Amazon per the reversion of rights as of September 30, 2011. Yep, and the Kougar made a mistake in not copying the buy info before her ebooks were taken down... meow-dang it! Yep, she thought about it too darn late.

So, yes, the Kougar is ‘still’ reading through, and improving Red Lioness. Plus thinking through her strategy in setting up the style of the book. Yeeee-owwww! What a process.

Authors/Aspiring Authors ~ FLASH FICTION CONTEST...

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Get your MS onto the desk of a HC editor in our Miranda Dickinson flash fiction competition!

Can you prove your writing ability in just 416 words?

To celebrate the release of Miranda Dickinson’s fantastic third novel, IT STARTED WITH A KISS, we’ve teamed up with her publishers, Avon, to offer you the chance to get your manuscript onto the desk of Miranda’s very own editors!

In 416 pages, Miranda’s creates a charming and deliciously funny tale of romance, all starting with a kiss. Well, we want you to have a go too - in 416 words exactly - no more, no less. All you need to do is take the title IT STARTED WITH A KISS, create a masterpiece of flash fiction, and send it to us. So that it’s not too challenging, we’re welcoming any style and any genre – so let your imagination run wild.

Finer points:

Send your submissions to

Closing date for submissions is midnight, October 16th (416 hours away, in fact).

The winning author will be invited to submit the first 20,000 words of their manuscript to be reviewed by Miranda’s amazing editor.

They, alongside 4 runners up, will also receive a signed copy of Miranda’s new novel, publishing November 10th.

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Mars and Jupiter: Crusades Ahead!

On October 3, Jupiter and Mars will square off with each other, creating a burst of energy that will shower down on you! When Jupiter is involved, you can pretty much count on something good coming your way. However, its alignment with Mars isn't quite as friendly as it could be, so there are also a couple pitfalls to beware of.

Mars is dynamic with a can-do spirit, while Jupiter is supremely confident. This can lead to a tendency to over-promise and overdo, yet still under-deliver. Jupiter also has a tendency to be a bit self-righteous and idealistic, and when paired with Mars' aggression, you could soon be ready to mount your own crusades. Slow down, take a deep breath, and make sure whatever you're fighting for is really worth all this.

On the flip side, that can-do spirit and confidence are exactly what you need to solve some major problems, or to make important strides forward with whatever project you're working on. You'll feel resourceful and full of vitality, and nothing will seem too big for you to tackle and conquer! Remember to temper your overconfidence with a dose of reality, and you really will be able to accomplish just about anything you put your mind to.

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

11:11 pm... 2:12 am... 4:44 am... 10:10 pm... Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~ ~


Bordeaux vineyards survive wild ride from odd weather
AFP-Sat, 01 Oct 2011 23:03:06 PDT

The last grapes are being brought into Bordeaux's cellars following one of the most complex growing seasons in recent history, with drought, hail and chaotic weather testing vintners' wits.

Typhoons leave 55 dead, Filipinos trapped on roofs AP - 3 hrs ago

Back-to-back typhoons left at least 55 people dead and rescuers scrambling on Sunday to deliver food and water to hundreds of villagers stuck on rooftops for four days because of flooding in the northern Philippines.

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

~ Happy Spooky October ~


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

Kandy Apple and Halloween kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Mmmm...I'll take a pair of those handless gloves, for sure! Sexy and silly all at the same time. ~wink~

Congrats on the print release of Kandy!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, oh I know, yes, I'd love a pair, too!

Thank you! It takes weeks to actually see the book in print as compared to when you know it has been released in print... so, I never know when I'll actually see it.