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Wormholes during writing!

So I’m writing and doing odd research, lol.

I looked up why eyes on predators were yellow. Then I needed to learn how to make lamp oil from animal fat. Here is one video I found on how to make meat candles! You can use your bacon fat! I think I have to try this. I love the smell of bacon, lol.

Then here is a man showing how to make soap.

But as a warning, read his comments, lol.

Cooking with Dr. Chill

In this episode I go over how to make home made soap the old fashioned way. making soap out of wood ash and fat (tallow/lard) is kind of a fun project, but don’t expect soap you can sell on amazon. its really just something that should be used if you absolutely have to. the labor and time involved isn’t worth the result. first you need to make lye from wood ash (lye water), then you spend the rest of your life stirring it.

All I can say is that I’m going to hoard soap and detergent in the case of an apocalypse! Everyone else will be grabbing food and I’m going for the soap, lol. I can grow food, fish, and I imagine I’d be able to hunt. I’d probably rely on traps and breeding small animals. Rabbits, chickens, squirrels. The things that do well in a fenced area like my back yard. But, I don’t want to spend hours making soap unless I have to!

Of course if the end of the world gets rid of adults like in Daybreak, I won’t have to worry about it, lol!

Here is a bit easier time of making soap. She bought the lye instead of making it. Knowing how to make it from scratch is a good idea. How to make lye, and tallow. In this video she already had the ingredients.

As you can see, I still haven’t found what I intended, lol.

I’ll keep looking. Youtube is awesome for helpful videos.

Now I have. A great example of how to easily make lamp oil.

Here is one where she even makes the lantern! Definitely good for my world. You know we leave tons of trash around!

Okay, enough of going down the rabbit hole!

I’ve got to get back to my peoples! Have a great day. Hope you enjoyed the videos! Much less bloody than the ones where I learned to build a trap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NaNoWriMo and things!

I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year. So far, I’m behind. BUT I’m working on the third novel in A Dragon’s Fated Heart Series! Yay! No three year gap between them any more.

I’m already got an idea for Juevatorj’s story. I can’t wait! It will involve meeting another race of dragons! One that has never hibernated and hidden from man.

HOWEVER, Rog’s story is being done first. I hope he doesn’t disappoint! I don’t think he will. Another side to this prankster is being shown. Of course, he’s still a prankster. And he’s learned from the mistakes his brother Ari and Crag made with their mates.

Will it make it easier on him? Hmmm. It all depends on his lady!

As soon as NaNo is over, I’ll be finishing up China Fleet Club. It took an unexpected turn, lol. Though that is nothing unusual.

I’ll also be working on a story for an anthology for Writers On The River. All proceeds will benefit Thistle Farm.

And by March I hope to have one or more short stories to put together revolving around The Road to Eden. My short that came out in the anthology We know the TRUTH, Do you? All proceeds go to a homeless veteran organization.

Biker Beloved by Audrey Carlan

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From Audrey Carlan, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Calendar Girl series.

The day I found out I was going to be a father was the scariest, most shocking moment of my life. Worse, my brand new baby girl was dropped off in the arms of my motorcycle club, abandoned by her mother while I was fighting in Afghanistan. Of course, I did what I had to do, and returned home as soon as possible.

At this point in my life, women were the last thing on my mind. I could easily pick up one at the bar or partake of the many club girls vying for The Pride’s attention.

Then she entered my sights.

Anya Markova.

It was her eyes I noticed first. Bright blue and haunted. They spoke of a sadness I wanted nothing more than to whisk away. My first attempt at wooing her didn’t go well. Anya wasn’t the type of girl I could just pick up. She was the type I’d need to court…relentlessly.

When I found out Anya was my daughter’s much-admired ballet teacher, I knew exactly what I had to do—and I wasn’t above using my daughter’s love of her new teacher to make it happen. Because throughout my years in the club, serving my country, traveling the world, I’d never met a woman who made my soul sigh the way she did.

Now, I’ll stop at nothing to make this stunning ballerina my old lady.

The Biker Beauties is a collection of interconnected standalone novellas. They can be read out of order if desired. They are high in heat, but don’t forget the sweet.  

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Darkest Sunrise Series

“Brave, heartbreaking, thought-provoking, utterly incomparable to anything else out there.”- L.J. Shen, USA Today bestselling author

For the first time ever, the emotional and powerful Darkest Sunrise Series from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez is available in one boxed set!

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When my son was six months old, he was kidnapped, plunging my life into darkness.

After ten years, people expected me to move on like he had never existed. But I was stuck in a holding pattern of guilt and regret, unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

It wasn’t until I met Porter Reese—a man who was just as broken as I was—that I found hope for another sunrise.

No questions.

No judgement.

No faking it.

Just two people alone in the darkness.

If only he’d promised me no lies, too.

Across the Horizon is a full length spin-off about Porter’s younger brother, celebrity chef Tanner Reese.

“Sometimes love happens when you least expect it.” That was what my husband’s mistress told me the day I found out about their affair.

I didn’t believe it until five minutes later when mouth-watering celebrity chef Tanner Reese walked up, tossed his arm around my shoulders, and told my cheating husband to take a hike.

Tanner and I couldn’t have been more different. He spent his weekends at clubs, rubbing elbows with fellow A-listers. I spent mine in yoga pants with cheese boards and a glass of wine—or six.

Our relationship shouldn’t have worked, but it did. That is until Tanner proved to me that even though love happens when you least expect it…

So does heartbreak.

I made it to Omaha Nebraska!

 

I’m here! I’ll actually be spending Saturday night too. Working on Rog’s story in a dragon’s fated heart series. Not sure of the title yet, but the cover is HOT. You’ll see that when I’ve got it written and titled.

Any how, come on out! Meet me and the rest of the fabulous gang!

It’s Noshavember or NaNoWriMo month!

Sometimes it’s both, lol! I’m going to be short and sweet! I’m on my way to Omaha Nebraska and I’m leaving in the snow. Ugh. I hope that goes away, but I can’t guarantee it. Guess I’ll see! Google says it is an 8 hour drive. I figure 10 hour. If it is snowy, who knows! It may change my plans on when to leave to get home. We’ll see. I’ll be safe either way.

In the meantime, check out the two anthologies I’m in!

Destiny Whispers

A collection of short love stories to warm the heart. Compiled by four authors, all proceeds from the sale of this collection will be donated to a charity which supports homeless veterans.

Broken Prince Charming by Beverly Ovalle
I lost my way. Discharged, broken, I sought comfort from a bottle. A lot of bottles. I wore a mantle of guilt that I had survived, while most of my buddies died. My life spirals downward. Rock bottom is ugly. I realize I need help and reach out for it. Hidden among the homeless and despair is a bright light, with milk chocolate skin, bright blue eyes and a smile that cheers my soul.
Grace. She smiles and carriers a beacon of hope within her. Despite circumstances that would bring anyone else down, she forges her own path. A path different from her mother’s. Determined to support herself and leave the shelter behind, she has a plan. Nothing and no one will stop her.
She deserves a fresh start, and I’ll help her get it. Even if it means I’m left behind.

Finding a Memory by Mona Casey
When a young medium moves into a historical home with her husband, she meets the resident souls. Souls who lived during the turn of the century and found a sweet forbidden relationship. During their time on earth, it was unheard of for a single caucasian woman to live unsupervised with her African American butler and driver but that didn’t stop them. Their story is timeless and heartwarming with a tragedy tossed in.

On the Home Front by Tina Susedik
War is Over!
With a shout, radio host Erna Huber gave the battle cry that brought hope back to all the women waiting for news of their husbands, sons, and fathers. World War II was finally at an end, but what does that mean for all the women that kept America running while the men were away?
Ben Peters was one of those returning servicemen that was simply trying to find his place in the tumultuous social climate after returning from the Pacific, when one night during a chance meeting at the roller rink, he just so happened to bump into Erna. With her sharp wit, and bombshell appearance he was hooked from the get-go.
Can they successfully navigate the war between the sexes on the home front? Or will their relationship prove to be more than either one of them bargained for?
You know what they say, all’s fair in love and war.

The Oasis by Teresa Keefer
Ally had found her respite after the loss of her fiance in Afghanistan. Living with her grandfather in the Mojave desert and running his cafe and convenience store keeps her busy, even if it doesn’t keep her mind off the young man she lost. Her world is about to get mixed up when a wandering man shows up at their doorstep in the midst of a dust storm. His story is much like her own in that he also lost someone he loved in Afghanistan. Will his unwanted advice and kindness move Ally forward with her life after the devastating loss she had endured?

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We know the TRUTH, Do you?

What’s in Area 51? Is the government hiding aliens? Elvis? Maybe the set of the Apollo moon landing? Do you know?
We do.
Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51 which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know.
The truth is just a page-flip away. (Heat level varies.)

* All proceeds will benefit US veterans.

The Road to Eden by Beverly Ovalle

The civilization of Jannat Adn was slowly dying. Unable to procreate they searched the galaxy looking for compatible civilizations. They find one. It’s Earth. Not only are earthlings compatible, but gene markers show a common ancestor.

Pavolok is amazed at how different life on Earth is. Tasked with safely bringing aboard colonists, the Storm Area 51 Raid is the perfect opportunity to round them up. When the US Military tests a weapon on their own citizens, he steps in to save them. What he doesn’t expect is his body’s reaction to one of the human women. Her purple hair and violet eyes draw him instantly to her.

Amy joined the raid for the heck of it, along with her siblings. Naruto running and clapping cheeks appeals to her sense of humor. It’s not that she believes in aliens, just why miss the chance if they really are there? Transported to a space ship that really doesn’t live up to her expectations, she can’t seem to keep her hands off Pavolok.

Amy hadn’t planned on having an alien in her life, but once she clapped him, she’s not willing to give him up.

By C.L. Roman

Thomas and Dana are planning their wedding when a mysterious package arrives from relatives Thomas thought long dead. To make matters stranger, the note attached hints that his loved ones are in danger. Arriving in Rachel, Nevada, the couple discovers that a missing magical artifact is the only thing that can save them, and it’s hidden in the archives of Area 51. Getting in will be a challenge. Getting out alive may be impossible.

By Jennifer Wedmore

What We Became- The Year is 2519. The integrated society of humans and aliens have been around for 500 years. This is the start of the story passed down through the ages of What We Have Become.

by Katey Tattrie

The Worst of the Worst – Trapped underground, one mile to Central Control, injured, and possibly meeting up with the United States’ deadliest serial killers escaped from their cells. “Freaking fantastic. Not exactly your typical day at Area 51. Nick was right. I should have stayed home.”

by Lori Joseph

Taking Initiative – Poor Hannah! Almost 30, alone in the world, and about to be evicted. But that all changes when she applies for a position with the US Government. Accepting a position with the GEDI proves to be the opportunity of a lifetime; a promise of a better future, friends, and the chance to earn some real money for the first time in her life.

The favorable circumstances Hannah has been handed comes with rules, unexpected processes, and a dominating authority figure. Will impulsive Hannah be able to comply and keep her lavish new life or will she be returned to her bleak existence?

by CM Peters

Cargo – After a deadly crash, one of the only remanining soldiers must protect their cargo at all costs. Could Area 51 be the right hiding place?

by Valerie Puri

Burner Phone – When Jimmy signs up for the Area 51 raid as a joke, he gets more than he bargains for.

As his pursuit for the truth intensifies about the secret base, he teams up with a like-minded individual. Together, they infiltrate Area 51. Jimmy not only finds himself in the middle of a UFO crash site, but a conspiracy that goes deeper than he ever imagined.

He is determined to expose the truth before it’s too late.

by Jennie L. Morris

Galaxy Genetics Inc. – Earth is a dead planet. Mankind colonized other planets and moons in the solar system. Galaxy Genetics Inc. sends out teams to collect rare DNA samples to use in their medical and bio-warfare research. Following an ancient rumor of a long dead species held at Area 51, Galaxy Genetics dispatches one of their top teams to investigate. The pair soon run into something intriguing and dangerous in the corroded science bunker beneath Area 51.

by Arthur M Doweyko

P’sall Senji – a story of first contact, wherein a nearly retired policeman must decide whether or not to kill the alien about to shake hands with the President.

by Chrys Fey

Detective Heavenborn – Who is Detective Heavenborn, and what’s inside the package she has to retrieve from Area 51?

by Sherry Rentschler

Mermurings – Word is there is a conspiracy of secrets surrounding Area 51. What if the secrets are the conspiracy because the government has nothing to hide? The secret to Area 51 is a belief in a lie.

But the truth is there’s magic at Area 51. And its dying.

And these are just some of the stories you will find!

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Viken Command

VIKEN COMMAND
by Grace Goodwin

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Whitney Mason is the daughter of a Wall Street con man. When he is sent to prison and her family’s name is destroyed, she is eager for a new life on a new world. Anywhere but Earth. Tested by the Interstellar Brides Program, she is matched to a strong Viken warrior. What she doesn’t know is that her mate and the other two warriors waiting to claim her are on a secret and dangerous mission for the Coalition Fleet’s Intelligence Core. From the moment she arrives on Viken, they are forced to lie to her… about everything… except their desire.

For Alarr, Oran and Teig, the arrival of a bride is an unexpected complication. The timing couldn’t be worse, but IC command is thrilled. A bride is the perfect cover, giving the fighters access to every inch of the famous pleasure resort where they are working undercover. The males are eager to satisfy their new mate, but keeping her safe is their top priority, even if that means lying to her and using her pleasure to take down the enemy. But their sexy mate’s past will come back to haunt them all, for even if they survive the mission, the truth will be revealed and their beautiful, curvy female can forgive anything—except lies.