Dirty Dozen Character Interview – Judas Wells and Nadine Ellis

CHARACTER NAMES: Judas Wells / Nadine Ellis

  1. Tell us a little about yourself.

Judas – I’m 23 and come from the country of Denmé, the oldest brother of my two younger siblings Gabrielle and Michael. There’s not much else to say, I’m not allowed hobbies aside from my government mandated tasks.

Nadine – I’m 21 and come from the country of Olympia and the youngest sibling in my family. I like photography, going to the gym and hanging out with my best friend Payton on weekends. 

  • How did you end up in the situation you’re currently in?

Judas – You’ll have to read the book.

Nadine – I know how Judas got in his, but yeah read the book.

  • Is your life now as you envisioned it? If not – then why?

Judas – HA! No. I lost my freedom when I was six years old, and have been a puppet since. My dad always told me how great the old country was, and wished I grew up there.

Nadine – Yes and no. Life takes us on weird journeys.

  • Have you committed a crime? What was it? If not, what circumstances would cause you to commit a crime?

Judas – Yikes. Erm, read the book.

Nadine – I got a DUI once from drinking cough medicine

  • Do you have a moral code? If so what might it be

Judas – Act how you expect to be treated, treat others like poop get it in return.

Nadine – I second that.

  • Would you kill for those you love?

Judas – Who’s to say I haven’t already?

Nadine – Depends who

  • Would you die for those you love?

Judas – Yes

Nadine – Again depends who

  • Who is your greatest enemy?

Judas – Our Leader, hands down.

Nadine – President Sanchez or Our Leader as Denmé citizens call her.

  • Tell us about your family?

Judas – I have my mum, my younger sister Gabrielle and my youngest brother Michael

Nadine – I live with my mum and dad, and older brother Wyatt.

  1. What is your greatest skill/asset?

Judas – I think the government mandated tasks have made me a man of all trades

Nadine – My dad taught me self defense since I was a child

  1. Do you believe you will be successful in your quest?

Judas – Hopefully

Nadine – Let’s kick ass! Ha, ha, ha!

  1. What do you think of your author/creator?

Judas – If you take my mental health and run over it with a train and then a second train that is what my author has done to me. Seriously, why?

Nadine – I think they’re great, we were promised pizza for going through with this…still waiting for that pizza.

For the author

Books in which this characters appears:

LISTED by L.J. Kerry

Links, short author bio…

L.J. Kerry born and raised in Sheffield, England. She has always loved to read and write from a young age, some of her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy and Dystopia.

Now living in Derbyshire, England. L.J. Kerry likes to spend her free time (aside from reading or writing) playing video games, travelling and learning new languages/cultures.

www.ljkerrybooks.com

https://amzn.to/3o9b3WX Listed on Amazon

Gli Imp Della Cucina E Altre Storie Oscure

https://books2read.com/KI-Italian-ImpDellaCucina

Gli Imp della cucina e altre storie oscure – sei brevi racconti di caos e malizia.

Vincitore del miglior fantasy 2018 su NN Light Book Heaven.

Imp maliziosi, calzini mancanti, ladri astuti e divinità sconcertate caratterizzano questa raccolta di brevi romanzi fantasy.

#Fantasy, #Racconti, #Adattoallefamiglie



La Cittadella Splendente – The Shining Citadel Italian Edition

https://books2read.com/CittadellaSplendente-Shining-Citadel-Italian

Chi domina in questo gioco di intrighi, dove la magia è proibita e gli elfi sono schiavi? Un viaggio in cui le credenze vengono infrante come vetro, la verità non è accettata e i mostri dei tempi antichi abbondando: condividete l’amore e la vendetta, la magia e la passione, i guadagni dell’avidità in un mondo di oscura fantasia.

#FantasyDark, #avventuraFantasy, #Fantasyerotica #Fantasy

The Domestic Revolution – Review #History

The Domestic Revolution by historian Ruth Goodman is an interesting insight into how coal, and later soaps changed Britain, and the Empire. Everyone has heard of the Industrial Revolution, but in many ways the changing habits of how humans burned fuel for warmth, food-making and the domestic domain was more significant, if less well known.

For thousands of years humans have burned wood, peat, or variations thereof in the home – cooking and keeping warm. This practice shaped the landscape – wood was used everywhere – fuel, building, weapons, war, ships, homes etc. Land was managed, farmed, coppiced and the industries around this were important. Many folks did not travel far, and so utilised what was around them. Certain foods and ways of cooking do not manage on wood or peat, and others do not manage well on coal. 

Ms Goodman describes cooking on wood, peat, dung and charcoal, how it was sourced and the foods which worked best. Cleaning was done, largely with wood ash, lime and various other intriguing ways.  Ash doesn’t work on coal dirt and so hot water became the norm, and new vessels for boiling, new detergents and new roles.

Then came coal – which burns differently from wood, cooks differently, is used in industry differently, heats differently. People, pots, manufacturing, transport, food, housing, cleaning and pretty much every aspect you can think of changed with it, or as a result. Coal creates smoke which leaves smuts, dirt and dust. It produces pollution and is much harder to clean off. All those coal fires – say goodbye to your family tapestry, and your old cleaning habits. Bring on different smelting, transport, industry, soap-making, production and recipes.

The domestic hearth was, for much of history, the female domain, and although the records from women are scarce, from the 19th Century the records do bring to life the challenges, solutions and habits of women, from highborn ladies, to the lower classes. Status was important, and coal and soap brought with them status. 

The book is a little slow to start, but the author knows her stuff and the book brings an interesting view on the lives of our ancestors, and how change, once it starts can be inexorable.

A good book for writers, and readers of history/historical fiction/fantasy as a reference to living with wood fires and coal, foods, cleaning and the role of women in these times (who became more tied to the home as things changed).

4 stars

 

 

Wish Upon a Duke – Blog Tour #Historical Romance

Wish Upon a Duke
Love & Devotion Book 1
by J R Salisbury
Genre: Historical Romance
The duke’s bargain never included falling in love…
When Savannah Dawson married the second son of an English earl, she never dreamed she’d have to leave her beloved America, let alone enter the aristocracy at her son’s side. Yet when the earl dies and her husband disappears at sea, Savannah’s life is upended. Bringing her young son to England to meet her shrewish mother-in-law is only the beginning of her trials. The dowager countess has asked a duke to assist in the new earl’s education—a man whose power and position could define the course of Savannah’s life. Proud and stubborn, Savannah refuses to be intimidated. And yet neither can she resist the attraction that catches fire between them.
Reformed rakehell Gabriel Armstrong, Duke of Clevedon, has no room in his life for a woman. Especially an American commoner, the widow of his childhood friend. Beautiful and bold, Savannah nevertheless captivates his imagination. Unlike her English counterparts, she speaks her mind and demands to be heard. Something that does not endear her to the dowager countess, yet which Gabriel finds fascinating. Troubles follow her from America, however. Her husband’s business was in debt, his money invested in illicit trade, and his ship was not the first to be lost at sea.
Rumors abound that Savannah’s husband is still alive. Forces are at work to deny her son his title. And when an interloper arrives demanding repayment or revenge, the life of Savannah’s young son is in jeopardy. Savannah and Gabriel must work together to escape the shadows that could blot out the light of their future.
**Only .99 cents for November!**
I’ve always been a creative individual. Writing is just a facet of that creativity…
My careers in public relations in and around the entertainment industry, photography, editing, artist management, modeling and special event planning all elevated my passion for writing, not to mention gave me a treasure trove for story lines.
I write women’s fiction; contemporary romance (as Jamie Salisbury) and historical romance (as JR Salisbury) which is ever evolving. I am fortunate enough that writing (and marketing of said product(s)) is my full-time job, although I always have one or two other projects going at the same time.
I now live in a suburb of Atlanta. Some of my other interests include photography, equestrianism, reading, and of course, travel.
I sincerely hope my writing will entertain, enlighten, and inspire others to pick up the pen and pursue their own dreams. I love to be contacted by readers, writers, and history buffs.

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$25 Amazon

Cuentos de Erana: Solo un Error

Coel, el bardo, cree que su vida a dado un giro para peor, pero todavía no ha conocido al Maestro de Ladrones. Una noción mal concebida de ganar más dinero para pagar su deuda y escapar de un pasado oscuro deja al cantor en una situación de la que no puede escapar y con trato mortal. ¿Sobrevivirá a su error? ¿Quién es este patrón misterioso? 

Clasificado 18 por su contenido adulto. 

#FantasíaOscura, #NovelaFantásia #Fantasía #Erótica

https://books2read.com/Spanish-JustOneMistake





I Racconti della Maschera d’Oro

Tales of the Golden Mask – Italian Edition

Avventure sensuali per scaldare le fredde sere invernali o per stuzzicare le lunghe giornate estive. Ambientata in un mondo di fantasia dove niente è ciò che sembra, questa storia racconta di un libro antico e di una strana maschera d’oro che conferisce potere e piacere.

https://books2read.com/Golden-Mask-Italian

È il primo volume de “I Racconti della Maschera d’Oro”.

“I Racconti della Maschera d’Oro” ha vinto l’edizione 2017 degli NN Light Book Awards nella categoria Storie d’Amore Erotiche.

Vietato ai minori di anni 18.

Summer Warrior – Blog Tour

Summer Warrior
The Clan Donald Saga Book 1
by Regan Walker
Genre: Romantic Historical Fiction

Somerled’s parentage was noble, of the Kings of Dublin, the royal house of Argyll and the great Ard Ri, the High Kings of Ireland. But when the Norse invaded Argyll and the Isles, his family’s fortunes fell with those of his people. When all hope seemed lost, he rose from the mists of Morvern to rally the Gaels, the Scots and the Irish.

Sweeping across Argyll and the Isles like a fast-moving storm, brilliant in strategy and fearless in battle, Somerled began retaking his ancestral lands, driving away the invaders and freeing the people from the Norse stranglehold. In doing so, he would win the title Somerle Mor, Somerled the Mighty, Lord of Argyll, Kintyre and Lorne and, eventually, Lord of the Isles.

This is the unforgettable saga of his path to victory that birthed the Kingdom of the Isles and won him the heart of a Norse king’s daughter.

A lawyer turned writer, Regan Walker is an award-winning, bestselling author of Regency, Georgian and Medieval romantic historical fiction. Her novels weave history and historical figures into fictional stories with political intrigue, a bit of mystery and love. She lives in San Diego and loves to walk along the seashore with her dog “Cody”.
Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!
$20 Amazon giftcard + winner’s choice of ebook from Regan Walker
(If US winner, you can choose an autographed paperback if preferred!)

Ecos de Uma Canção (Um Legado dos Contos da Máscara, #1)

https://books2read.com/Ecos-Portuguese

Loucura, obsessão e o legado do passado tecem seu feitiço neste conto curto e trágico baseado no Fantasma da Ópera.

Uma dúzia de anos tumultuados após os eventos dramáticos na Ópera de Paris, Raoul, o Conde de Chagny, ainda é assombrado pelo misterioso Fantasma da Ópera – a criatura lendária que mantinha os funcionários da Ópera sob seu domínio, sequestrou a amante de Raoul e assassinou seu irmão. Na imaginação perturbada de Raoul, os fantasmas do passado estão por toda parte, e uma música estranha e poderosa ainda o chama em seus sonhos.

#Fantasia #Histórica, O Fantasma da Ópera, Fatasma, Contos de Ficção

El espejo destrozado

https://books2read.com/Shattered-Mirror-Spanish

Poesía de guerra, política y los caprichos de la vida.

Homenaje a los guerreros caídos, versos fantasiosos sobre la locura de la política humana, el aburrimiento y poemas más ligeros sobre la Naturaleza y el medio ambiente.

#Poesia, #Política, #Guerra, #Pérdida, #Naturaleza, #Vida