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 ;)


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


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.


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.


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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Rise of the Dragons

rise-of-the-dragons-smNew Release! .99

Rise of the Dragons

The apocalypse has come.
Dragons awaken to once again reign over the skies.
Dax and Jasima explore and try to save what they can of mankind.
Their children’s future depends on it.
This is the prequel for a Dragon’s Fated Heart series.
Buy links:
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Changing things

IStealing Hope‘m happy and sad to say that Stealing Hope will be coming down from Amazon.

But only temporarily! It is supposed to be down effective tomorrow. I’ll be going over it to fix a couple of errors and when it goes back up, it will go up on all ebook retailers! I’ll also be changing the price and it will be changing to $2.99.

So, a happy and sad thing!

I was trying to do some dehydrating this fall, but sad to say I didn’t manage any. I did manage to have a friend show me how to can salsa! Boy was it good! I’m hoping I can do more this coming growing season. Which isn’t all that long in Wisconsin!

One of the things I was looking at was food sealers. I still haven’t bought one. I’m not sure which one would work best. Not to mention food preservation bags. I would prefer bags that work with the food sealer. There are so many out there and it gets confusing. I’m leaning toward the Food Saver food sealer.

Any recommendations? I’d love a bit of advice!

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After the Turkey…

Really after the turkey is cooked and eaten, what do you do with the leftovers? There has to be leftovers as that is the best part of a turkey dinner!

I do a couple of recipes. But here is my family’s favorite, turkey enchiladas.


TURKEY! (shredded or small pieces)

Enchilada Sauce (1 can)

Burrito sized tortillas

Black Olives (diced or sliced)

Chopped Onions (1/2 cup) (optional – You can omit this ingredient if you prefer)

Shredded Cheese (Mexican blend)

Sour Cream (optional)

Makes approximately 1 dozen.

Other supplies:

9 x 13 pan, frying pan, tongs, bowl for onions, and foil.  I work out of the cans/bags for everything else. Makes for less cleanup.

I don’t make the enchilada sauce myself. I’m happy to buy the canned variety. Not the normal size one, but the larger cans. The black olives, I usually buy a small can of diced olives. Sliced worked equally as well. I use a pre shredded cheese, too.

I’m all about making it easy, especially after having made a huge meal!

You can do it all from scratch if you prefer, so have everything chopped and ready to go before turning on your frying pan. I prefer my cast iron skillet, but that is a personal choice.

Have a 9 x 13 pan available and ready on the counter. Heat up your frying pan and have your tongs ready.

Pour your enchilada sauce into the frying pan. Heat it up to a simmer. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Dip a tortilla in the sauce. This is where you’ll need the tongs! The sauce gets hot. I use my fingers until I can’t anymore, then the tongs. Make sure the tortilla is covered on both sides. It is just a quick dip.

Put the tortilla flat in the 9 x 13 pan. In the center, add turkey, black olives, onions and a bit of cheese. Roll, move to the end of the pan.

Repeat until pan is full and enchiladas are snug against each other. I can usually put a dozen in a pan.

Drizzle the left over enchilada sauce over the 9 x 13 pan and sprinkle cheese and black olives over it.

Cover with foil. Pop it into the preheated oven.

Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Basically, you’re cooking all the ingredients together so it is one yummy mouth melting taste. Serve with sour cream on top when ready to eat.

Turkey Enchiladas

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