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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Blog Party!

Are you an author who also blogs? Today's meme invites readers to our blogs and websites to see what else we've been writing. 

In comments, share your blog topics for the week and website/blog link, then scroll through the participants and do some visiting yourself.  Have fun!

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Sophia Ryan said...

You’ve all probably seen Anne Allen’s blog post on the 10 reasons a blog may help your career? No? Then you should click over to read it. And then you might want to stop by my website and browse my books.

Savanna Kougar said...

Thundercloud yanked on his mental leash.
by Savanna Kougar


Middle of September howls and yowls, shapeshifter lovers.

Here's a continuation of my recent flash scene, One Shade of Silver Wolf. Thundercloud figures the best way to meet Kailla is at Talbot Peak's BBQ cookoff and faire.

Also, my author interview is featured September 15 at erotic romance author, Kate Hill's blog. Kate Hill is a wonderful, prolific writer. Check her and her books out at


Thundercloud yanked on his mental leash.

Thundercloud yanked on his mental leash. What was he doing charging at the woman he wanted as his mate?

She was human. Even if she liked wolves, was an animal lover, she couldn't help but be frightened by a larger than average wolf running straight at her. Howls to Thor, even enclosed inside her minivan.

Reluctance knifed to his bones, but Thundercloud forced himself to slow down. He loped at a speed that kept her in sight, and thanked the Great Wolf One the woman appeared to be headed into Talbot's Peak, rather than bypassing the town, owned by shifters and various types of supernaturals.

If her luscious scent hadn't gripped his nose like a welcome vise, Thundercloud would have been salivating over the bounty of smoked-meat odors now wafting from the center of town. He'd planned on enjoying the Peak's BBQ event, and a cold brew at Rattigan's, after his run through the late summer fields and wild forested land.

Wishing you romance on the wild side…

Kisses, Savanna Kougar

Vamp Writer said...

Here is an excerpt from my third in the series "Immortal Relations Coming Out." Here Vlad Dracula, now patriarch of the Guardian Vampires is talking with Gary Logan a fairly new vampire but a trusted friend. Vlad explains why out of control vampires continue attacking humans:

Vlad replied (through thought transference) They get a thrill from the hunt and then, as the life drains from their victims, it provides a rush from the feeling of power over the living.

If I may be so bold, have you had such feelings in the past?

Vlad smiled and nodded slowly, It was a very, very long time ago Gary. We were fighting what you would call “an asymmetrical war” against Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror and his Muslim invaders who outnumbered us at least three to one. I was looking for anything to slow them down. I guess you would say I used psychological warfare by building the “forest” of impaled enemy soldiers we had defeated in previous battles. While we had numerous successes against units of the invaders we unfortunately were unable to hold off so large an invading army. It was about this time I was changed into what I am today. I was always in the front lines of battle and routinely soaked in blood. Perhaps that is what changed me into a vampire. One of my own Generals saw me surrounded by enemies and saw blood spurting up in the air. Thinking it was my blood he sent word that I’d been killed. My dear wife was distraught and threw herself from the heights of my Poenari Castle into the Arges River below.

Then my second cousin, Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary, from whom I had sought help in prosecuting the war, imprisoned me. Locked away, I soon became crazed with the desire for blood I would have otherwise found on the battlefield. Many fellow prisoners died because of it and after my escape I was a plague on the land. It took all too long before I regained some sense of my lost humanity.

With downcast eyes Vlad thought, That is where the myths, legends and stories about me started – I’m afraid I earned them all.

I reached over and patted him on the arm, “I’m sorry I brought up a topic that has induced clearly painful memories for you.”

Vlad smiled at me, “No, it is alright. If you haven’t heard the story before I think you need to know the type of vampire you follow. I hope it won’t detract from our relationship.”

“Never fear of my continued admiration and respect for you. You were a great leader fighting to free your people from an oppressive invader. Since you had no one to guide you after you were changed, as a ‘newborn’ vampire you did what came naturally. However, it begs the question, how did you stop?”

“I married again and she helped me overcome the constant thirst, giving me some of her own blood, and lead me back to God.”

With tears in my eyes I thought, in reply to Vlad, Women are clearly the superior gender, without them we men would be little better than wild beasts.

Read about the series at or more about Vlad's past:

Helen Pollard said...

Great post about blogging!

Helen Pollard said...

This week I'm talking about good and bad experiences of tour guides at historical places over at:

I'd love a visit!

Annemarie Brear said...

This week I'm blogging about historical research, focusing on manor house and estate's gardens.

Sophia Ryan said...

Anne Allen's blog always offers up meaty tidbits for writers. Glad you enjoyed this one!

P.J. MacLayne said...

I'm on a blog hop this week talking about the music we remember from our high school years.