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.

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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.

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Title: The Naughty List
Author: Caisey Quinn
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Holiday Romance
Release Date: December 10, 2019

 

Blurb
HOLLIS ROSSI is tired of being good. What’s it ever gotten her, anyway?
When her boss, the infamous and illusive Jonah X, passes her up for a
promotion because she’s “too wholesome” to handle being his personal
assistant, she sets out on a mission to prove him wrong.
Her naughty list contains everything she plans to do to show him she’s
not the innocent, naive girl he thinks she is. She just didn’t plan on him
finding it. 
As Jonah shows her the ropes of being bad, she can’t help but wish he’d
show her some other ropes–like the ones in his bedroom. 
The Naughty
List 
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“Look.”
I point at the recipe. “Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, lemon zest,
salt, almond milk, canola oil, vanilla, lemon juice, and fresh blueberries. The
streusel on top has some vegan butter in it, but that’s everything.
Promise.” 
He leans
close enough that I can smell the sharp clean scent of his body wash and
expensive aftershave. 
“Huh. Well
they’re way better than the last ones.” He practically inhales another one.
My teeth
sink into my lower lip and tug. “Um, yeah. I over-mixed those. And I didn’t
know you were supposed to mix your wet and dry ingredients separately. My mom
gave me some tips this time.” 
His eyes
drop to my mouth but I’m not sure why. Jonah doesn’t see me like that. He never
looks at my mouth. Maybe the way to his heart really is through his
stomach. 
“Can I keep
this?” He retrieves the recipe from the countertop. “I might have Erma make a
big batch for some friends of mine.”
“Mmhm.” I’m
temporarily stunned from the way he’s openly watching my mouth. Our faces are
close enough to touch. 
Erma is his
housekeeper and she’s an amazing cook. I’d be jealous of her but she’s sixty
and looks like Mrs. Doubtfire so I don’t think she’s Jonah’s type. 
“Thanks.
Don’t give the dogs any of my muffins,” he teases. 
Zeus gave
up long ago but Achilles is still staring longingly at the muffins.
He moves to
exit the kitchen and my brain resumes full function once he’s out of my
personal space. 
“Jonah, wait.” 
He turns,
his hip bones doing that sexy V thing that make my mouth water. 
“I actually
need that recipe back.” My body shifts into panic mode as he regards me warily
with the recipe in his hand. “I’ll type you up a better copy. I need to make a
few adjustments anyway and I can’t remember what website I got that one
from.” 
My heart is
racing and my words are coming out on top of one another.
Jonah’s
expression says I’m acting as crazed as I feel. 
He doesn’t
make a move to give it back. 
“Jonah,
seriously. I need that one. Please.” 
I have no
poker face. I’m practically begging and that is not like me. 
“You need it?” He cocks his head to the side,
amusement dancing in his eyes. 
For a few
seconds, I worry he’s going to pull some big brother crap on me—hold it over my
head and make me jump for it or something. I get enough of that from Mikey and
Tony. I definitely don’t need it from Jonah. 
Thankfully
he just shakes his head and starts to hand it back. 
Until his
eyes catch the writing on the back. 
“What’s
this?” He glances at me then back at the list. “Your Christmas wish list on
here, Rossi?” 
“Give it
back, Jonah. I’m serious.” I can’t breathe. 
I reach for
it and he steps backward. “Hang on a minute. I need to know what to get you for
Christmas.” 
His
eyebrows shoot up as soon as he makes out the words. His lips move as he reads.
I never noticed that before. 
I give
myself a mental slap. I’m losing sight of what’s important here. 
“Adult
toys, lingerie, and law breaking?” Jonah nods appreciatively. “Aren’t you a
busy little elf this holiday season?” 
“Shut up.
My sister-in-law wrote that. She thought it would show you that I deserve the
job.” I sigh heavily. “You’ve had your fun. Now give it back.” 
He hasn’t
made it to number six yet. 
Please, sweet baby Jesus, don’t let him make it
to number six.
“Hang on,”
he says, reaching out and keeping me at arm’s length. “What else have we got
here?” 
“Jonah!” I
make a grab for the list, swiping my hand wildly, hoping to at least tear
it. 
I miss,
catching his towel instead. 
In one
split-second, my entire universe takes a hard left. 
Jonah’s
towel falls and he is naked, holding a piece of paper that suggests I sit on
his face. 
Author Bio
Caisey Quinn is the
bestselling author of over 15 romance novels.



Her books have been both traditionally and independently published and have
ranked in the Amazon Top 10 on half a dozen occasions. Her Neon Dreams series
(HarperCollins – Avon/William Morrow) has been translated into multiple
languages including French and Italian and distributed world-wide.

You can find her living out her very own happily ever after with her husband
and two children in a small town in Alabama.

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Thank You, Chlamydia

 

 

Title: Thank You, Chlamydia
Author: K.A. Berg
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: T.E. Black Designs
 Release Date: November 22, 2019
Blurb

 

My life was
perfectly planned out. I did all the right things.  My eyes were always on
the prize.  Working hard in college landed me the job I always wanted with
security and great benefits. I dated a boy-next-door type with a solid future.
We got engaged and planned the perfect wedding. Being sensible and
responsible put me on the pathway to a picture perfect life.
Everything was going
off without a hitch.
And, then it all
went to this sh*t!
My dream life blew
up in my face like a bad firework on the 4th of July. 
Since walking the
straight-and-narrow was a gigantic waste of my time, I decided to walk on the
wild side for a change.  Man oh man, did I get more than I bargained for.
A night to remember…
And an STD.  
Getting
chlamydia changed my life.
Who would have
thought an STD would help me pick up the pieces of my shattered life?
Certainly not me.
So, thank you,
chlamydia.

 

 

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By day, Kimberly is a full-time student working on a dual
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