I’m becoming a font of knowledge! #stillwriting

I found out the options of preparing a hide for tanning. Freeze, salt or dry. Sounds like salting or working on the hide immediately is the way to go. But when you have dragons dropping buffalo at your feet, you may not have supplies!

Interesting stuff but not all the research I do.
Like finding out the parts of a dinosaur. Because a dragon has to be one with wings! Just check out this information.

Claws, Jaws and Spikes: The Science of the Dinosaur Arsenal

https://www.wired.com/2010/08/dinosaur-arsenal-gallery/

I’m tired an apparently I’m coming down with my daughter’s cold. Brain dead means nothing is coming to me! Time to stop and sleep because I know the parts of a dragon. I have so many dragonology books. I’ve read (and written!) quite a few.

I didn’t really find what I was looking for, but I ended up finding some interesting dragon descriptions, lol.

http://www.dragonsinn.net/anatomy-west.htm

Then my brain kicked back in!

 

 

 

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Beware! How to skin a buffalo #Bloodandguts

I was looking at how to skin a buffalo. Just research. I’ve never hunted. Never really needed to. Even though I live in Wisconsin!

This wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but did give me a few tips I needed. And terms!

Here is one that was more on point for the information I wanted. But it didn’t finish what I was looking for. However my dragons would be very happy to get these parts!

Watching this next one, I don’t think I’d want to do this myself. I really don’t like the sight of blood. Not at all. Yuck.

Here’s what I wanted!

Grace is getting ready to skin a buffalo Hark caught so I wanted to make sure I knew how to do it.

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Apocalypse coming to you! #amwriting

Now isn’t that an eye catcher! Not that I’m having the apocalypse, but my people are going to find an unwelcome surprise.

Imagine exploring a mine for tools and scrap metals and finding a door. Triple locked. Hermetically sealed.

I’d look! Wouldn’t you?

Grace can’t stop herself. Rog is willing to indulge her whether she realizes it or not.

My world in a Dragon’s Fated Heart series takes place AFTER the apocalypse. (BTW, isn’t that the WORST word in the world to spell?) Generations after. Rise of the Dragons introduces you to it. Stealing Hope drops you a couple of centuries into the aftermath. Finding Faith skips along, ignoring it ever happened, lol.

Didn’t mean to do that, but Faith and Crag didn’t seem to care.

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Grace and Rog will be slapped in the face with it. Hark, too, since he’s along for the ride. I so want to tell, but just in case something unforeseen happens and it takes another turn, I won’t spill the beans!

I’m using a couple of books to help by Jackson Dean Chase. Writing Apocalypse & Survival (no zombies here though!) and Post-Apocalypse Writers’ Phrase Book.

I’m chomping at the bit because I already purchased the cover for the book. BUT I still don’t have a name for it. It was going to be Saving Grace, but Grace doesn’t need saving. Not really. Hopefully while I’m writing it, a name will come to me. It better. I can’t just call it Book 3!

Other than reading about possible causes and survival methods of an apocalypse, I haven’t looked up anything weird.

However, I’ve been looking at dirty meme’s, lol. And listening to my writing playlist. I don’t change it depending on the book. Most of the songs just dig into my gut, sending stories rattling around in my brain. Here’s a few of them for your listening pleasure.

Maybe they’ll inspire you too!

Gold ~ Imagine Dragons (what a surprise, lol)

Take Me to Church ~ Hozier (amazingly enough, this is the first time I’ve seen the video!)

Good For You ~ Selena Gomez

Worth It ~ Fifth Harmony

Sugar ~ Maroon 5

E.T. ~ Katy Perry

Bleeding Out ~ Imagine Dragons

Moves Like Jagger ~ Maroon 5

I know, my playlist is about 4 years old, lol. But I don’t get out a lot!

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Wormholes and writing

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

I looked up why eyes on predators were yellow. Because, my dragons have gold eyes! 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! ( I recently binged the first season)

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 planned to look for, lol.

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

Now I found it. 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 that survivors will find useful.

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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From me to you! Just a little late ;)

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Ah, Saturday! Currently I’m holed up in my RV in my driveway. Windows are open letting the fresh breezes in, fan is running to help clear out the stale air. The generator is new and shiny, ready for a trip. We’re planning on hitting the road next weekend and camping in the parent’s driveway, lol. Cheap, but away from home.

We stocked up on travel games. My daughter and I love to play board games. I may not often win, but I have fun. We have designated one cabinet just for entertainment. Games and videos. One cabinet for snacks. You have to munch while you’re having fun!

Today we drove down to Camping World since I had a $25.00 certificate for signing up with Good Sam. I had one week left to spend it. Just grabbed some miscellaneous stuff we wished we had on our first trip.

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Cover Reveal! A Dragon’s Treasure

FINALLY I can share!!!!

A Dragon’s Treasure

by Beverly Ovalle

coming June 16th, 2017

SYNOPSIS

Kai has been hunting for his mate for a very long time. Drawn to a singular place on earth, filled with treasures, he still seeks the greatest treasure of them all. His mate.

Fleeing danger, Connie runs into the arms of destiny, but she has plans already, and a Dragon mate is not on the agenda.

Kai has waited centuries for Connie, and he will claim his mate. Patience may not be a Dragon’s virtue, but he always gets his treasure.

Sparks fly in this humorous erotic tale of mating and mayhem.

 

Available for Pre-order until June 16 for .99:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071ZPYWGH/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-dragon-s-treasure

Pre orders will be coming to iTunes and B&N. Here is the universal link: https://www.books2read.com/u/3neo8R

Price will change to $2.99 on June 16.

 

Isn’t he, I mean the cover lickable? Okay, I meant he! hehe You can’t argue with that.

Here’s a bit about why I chose this particular picture…

She stopped at a traffic light, spying a man standing and waiting to cross. Connie’s mouth dried. She couldn’t help but stare. He was mopping his neck with his shirt and muscles rippled in his arms and abdomen. Yummy! Abs to die for, a bit of chest hair with a mouthwatering glory trail running down into low slung Levi’s. A shiver ran through her body. Maybe this trip wouldn’t be so bad if eye candy like this was around.

A slight breeze swirled in the air, fluttering her hair. The breeze continued to waft past the man. It wrapped around him, and his eyes snapped to hers. He lifted his head in the air and sniffed. If she didn’t know better, she’d swear he could smell her. The weight of his gaze, the sudden stillness in his body made her catch her breath. The intent in his eyes, the feel of being his prey froze her. The light turned green. Unnerved, she turned away and drove off, just knowing his eyes followed her.

EXCERPT

Connie’s eyes widened. “Ellen, this isn’t another one of your men, is it?” she whispered. A stirring of jealousy nudged her at the thought.

A peal of laughter came from Ellen, while Breccan growled. “No, of course not. This is my foreman, Kai. Kai, this is my cousin Connie.”

Hi.” Connie smiled appreciatively at Kai, her heart beating erratically. “Ellen, do you have all the good looking men in town on your place?” The jealousy gone, she could feel his pull. So not what she needed right now.

Hello.” Kai grinned at Connie. “So, this is where you were heading?” He came over and leaned down, grabbing her hand, lifting it to his mouth. His lips were soft, lightning streaked through her body at the touch of his lips against her skin. Connie wanted to drown in the sensation, a shiver spreading across her body.

Connie tugged her hand from his and nodded. “I decided to come visit Ellen. I needed to get away from the city for a bit.” A shadow passed over her face. Seeing it, Kai gazed intently into her eyes. All the men reacted, their spines straightening and eyes sharpening, all looking at Connie.

Kai pulled Connie into his body, wrapping his steely arms around her. “What’s wrong? What are you scared of?”

Connie gasped and wriggled away. Her nipples tightened beneath her thin robe and pajamas. She wouldn’t look down. She didn’t want to know if they were obvious.

Nothing. Well, something. I can’t talk about it yet. I don’t really know how to explain it.” She shook her head, frustrated that he’d known she hid something. Ignoring her haywire hormones that thought being wrapped around him perfectly fine, she plopped back down in her chair. “Let me get it straight. I already asked Ellen to give me a couple of days. You guys are just going to have to wait also.”

You can explain it now.” Hands on his hips, every inch of Kai demanded an answer.

Connie glared up into Kai’s eyes. “Well excuse me, Mr. Bossy Pants. Since I don’t know you, you have no say in what I do or don’t do.” Who did he think he was? He had no right to question her. None. “I’m going to get dressed.” Connie flounced up, moving to avoid touching Kai. Gah, even his name was sexy.

AUTHOR BIO

Beverly Ovalle dabbled with writing on and off for years when her best friend finally dared her to submit a story to a writing contest. Beverly decided she had nothing to lose and since she’d always wanted to be an author sent it in and agonized for months waiting to hear back. Contract in hand she has never looked back.

Beverly has been obsessed with dragons and romance since she was a young girl, collecting dragon books and reading everything she could find on them even down to the care of real life dragons. She’s always been slightly panicked that the world as we know it will end, so has prepped for it, haunting survivalist pages and prepper projects she felt she needed in the event SHTF.

An avid fan of all romance, Beverly’s goal is to share her love of the written word and write the hot and erotic romances that she enjoys. She writes what she loves to read and it was only a matter of time before her obsessions crept into her writing for her to share. She hopes you enjoy her tales as much as she loves writing them.

A Navy Veteran, Beverly has traveled around the world and the United States enabling her to bring her settings to life, meeting and marrying her husband of twenty five years along the way for her own romance. Reading romances since the fourth grade she’s followed as the genre changed and spread into the vast cornucopia of romance offered today.

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A Dragon’s Treasure

Coming June 16, 2017

A dragon’s most desired treasure is his mate, but what if she didn’t want to be?

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Kai has been hunting for his mate for a very long time. Drawn to a singular place on earth, filled with treasures, he still seeks the greatest treasure of them all. His mate.

Fleeing danger, Connie runs into the arms of destiny, but she has plans already, and a Dragon mate is not on the agenda.

Kai has waited centuries for Connie, and he will claim his mate. Patience may not be a Dragon’s virtue, but he always gets his treasure.

Sparks fly in this humorous erotic tale of mating and mayhem.

A Dragon’s Treasure goes up for pre order on June 2 for .99. On release day the price goes up to $2.99.

I’ll post all the links when available. In the meantime, while I work on getting it on retailers I’m trying to figure out how to do the dragon link jewelry, gloves and purses. It’s all Pinterests fault! They keep teasing me with pins!

But I can’t knit! So I’m going to have to figure out a way. I mean, check this out! How can I not?

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitted-scale-mail-gloves

 

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