Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Reeling, not Squealing... I finished! Wahoo...

Reeling, that’s the sensation... because finally, finally! I’ve finished writing and polishing BRANDED BY THE TEXANS... no, I’m not squealing with excitement yet, even though, yep, I got the manuscript submitted. Wahoo...
I don’t know if this is true for other authors, but usually I go into a type of shock or surreal feeling of not quite believing I did finish and submit. I feel off kilter, airy inside. Does that make any sense?
Though, when the edits arrive, it all becomes too real. Suddenly.
I’m assuming... hope, hope... that everything will go well, since this particular book was contracted. But, still, ya never know.
Yeah, I’m verra happy with the way the story turned out... I love my heroine, Kylie, who turns out to be one tough cookie when the chips are down... and, of course, I fell in love with her three heroes, Dillon, Dono and Dash.
The truth is I’m tingly-excited and thrilled about their love story... and, most important to me, I’d want to read the book if I hadn’t written it.
Okay, maybe I’m being conceited here. Still, I only write erotic romance novels I want to read.
And, nope, this one is not a shapeshifter story. Though, of course, Kylie and her Texans shift in who they are... they all grow in several ways. And, after all, if you found yourself in another Earth dimension, like Kylie does, where the Old West still lives... or Sliders meets Bonanza, then meets The Three Star Republic of Texas... you’d adapt and grow simply to survive.

Here’s the blurbie so far ~

It’s 2009... Kylie is on the run from the law for a crime she didn’t commit. She’s desperate for a safe place to hide. A promising doctoral student, she’s lost everyone and almost everything, except for what she can stow in her car. Now, Kylie has to salvage the rest of her life. But, where? In this age of GPS tracking, TV’s Most Wanted and cameras everywhere.

It’s 2009... Dillon, Dono and Dash, three Texas brothers are desperate for a wife to brand as their own. The Union made women scarce in the Three Star Republic by releasing a bio weapons’ plague during the border wars. These tough-as-leather Texans will do anything to find and keep the right woman, even if they have to lasso her like a wild filly and love on her until she loves them back.

Yes, I’ve always wanted to write a Western with a Happily Ever After. Now, I’ve done it, complete with a monster pickup chase scene and an ambush bang-bang shoot out where death isn’t a stranger. And since it’s an erotic romance... the dang doors are ripped right off.

So, what comes next? I think I hear the howling of those wolfies. Looks like Sondra and Duke may finally get their love story... unless... life is definitely unpredictable at best. But that’s my current goal, the inspiration or the muse tugging at me and touching my heart.
Plus, I have a couple of other projects in mind, novella-sized stories. I hope. Since Branded is well over 110,000 words. And I need a break!

Speaking of Werewolves... anyone seen the new Wolfman movie?
So far, I’ve heard one individual say they hated it and another say they loved it.

BTW ~ what are your fave Werewolf/Wolf movies, TV shows and/or books?

REMEMBER... if you haven’t already, take a look at COYOTE MOON by Pat Cunningham ~ Can a half-werewolf woman, unaware of her wolf nature, come to love the WereCoyote determined to free her wild side and make her his mate? ~ http://bookstrand.com/product-coyotemoon-14959-330.html ~

ALSO available: BEST OF BREED by Pat Cunningham ~ “Confidence breeds beauty, no airbrushing required” ~
http://bookstrand.com/authors/patcunningham ~



Savanna Kougar

~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~

Author of ~

All Shades of Blue Paradise
Red Lioness Tamed
When a Good Angel Falls ~ In Print
Tangerine Carnal Dreams
Murder by Hair Spray in Gardenia, New Atlantis ~ In Print
Black Cat Beauty
Her Insatiable Dark Heroes ~ In Print
Stallion of Ash and Flame ~


Serena Shay said...

Woo Hoo!! You reel and I will squeal for you! Congrats on finishing, I've been loving the snippets of Branded on your blog, I can't wait to read the whole thing. :) ~happy dancing~

Paris said...

Yeah! Congratulations on finishing. I love the blurb and the premise, sounds yummy but then you know I'm a sucker for an alpha male...and three alpha males make it better!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on making it to the finish line, especially with such a massive project. 110K words? Whoa! How many of 'em are dirty? (Heheheh) Mounds of chocolate to you just for finishing. Are you one of those people who flounders around for a week or so after the sub goes out, or are you one of the lucky ones who goes straight from project to project?

Three guys per girl? And they're cowboys? Where do I sign on?

Pat C.

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, oh hugs! It was a long time in 'coming'... but it came 'lots'!

Savanna Kougar said...

Paris, in Kylie's case three alpha cowboys do make it all better!

Savanna Kougar said...

Pat, it took mounds of chocolate to get to the finish line... given there are lots of passion/sex/love scenes... yep, tons o' dirty words! But, also, western action scenes.

I'll have to let the brain have some recuperating time... so, I'll probably putter around before starting the next project, seriously.

To sign up... well, there's this gas station in Pine Springs, Texas... that's the dimensional divide.

Crystal Kauffman said...

I love me a good western, historical or contemporary. I also love action, so this sounds like a perfect combination!

Savanna Kougar said...

Crystal, can't have a Western without action!