The Dragon Tempest

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The Dragon Tempest: Tales of Fantasy & Adventure (DKC Contest Anthology Book 2)   

The Dragon Tempest offers a collection of short stories in a variety of fantasy genres, including dark, light, adventure, and epic. Creatures from all worlds abound: dragons, angels, centaurs, witches, gods and goddesses, and those lurking below the water’s surface. Whether you’re moved by tales of battle and bloodshed, suspense, humor, or enlightenment, The Dragon Tempest will leave you craving more from each author. Such a diversity of great fantasy tales to enjoy will leave no room for disappointment.

Judges:
Allison D. Reid
KJ Hawkins
D.B. Mauldin
Joshua Robertson

1st Place Winners
Christine King
Katie Roxberry
Winter Bayne
Jane Dougherty
Wilson F. Engel, III

2nd Place Winners
Christine Haggerty
Randall Lemon
Deborah Jean Anderson
J. Abram Barneck
Louise Findlay

3rd Place Winners
Samuel Milner
Karen Brown

I am honored to have two short stories published in “The Dragon’s Tempest.”

Following is an excerpt from, “Queen of the Faeries”

The concert had been great. Aine and Dorrian made their way backstage to try to get a glimpse of the band members. Aine had fallen ‘head over heels in love with the band’s bass guitar player, Iarl Fitzgerald. Dorrian rolled her eyes at Aine. She was always falling ‘head over heels’ in love with somebody.

“There he is!” exclaimed Aine. She grabbed Dorrian’s arm and started leading her in Iarl’s direction.

As if he had heard her, Iarl looked up, right at Aine. Their eyes locked and Iarl walked toward Aine, meeting her halfway. Aine let go of Dorrian’s arm as she reached out to shake hands with Iarl.

“Hi! I am Aine. I just wanted to tell you that I love the way you play your bass guitar.”

Iarl smiled. Aine’s heart did a flip-flop; his smile made him even more gorgeous. He had a serious face, very cute, but serious. His shoulder-length, blonde curls framed his gorgeous face. His dark-green eyes were deep-set, giving him the overall appearance of a man who did not smile or laugh easily.

Still holding Aine’s hand in his, he turned and led them to his dressing room. There were other people bustling about and Dorrian joined them. Iarl sat Aine down in a chair next to his. He turned to look at her, and spoke for the first time.

Following is an excerpt from, “The Elementals Save Mother Earth”:

The ghost of Paracelsus roamed the earth. Never had he seen the earth in such a terrible state. The land was dry and ravaged by fire. Paracelsus knew the salamanders were thriving, but they were the only elemental to do so. Pollution inhabited the waters and air to the point that they were poisonous. They were losing the battle to help keep the earth livable for humans

Mother Earth had awoken Paracelsus.

“Paracelsus, I beg of you to arise from your resting place. I desperately need your help,” she had said.

Paracelsus did as Mother Earth asked. He stood looking around the devastation, wondering where to start.

“The four elemental forces are going to have to work together to clean up this mess,” Paracelsus muttered to himself.

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Essential Oil Kits & More

July Specials include Essential Oil Kits & More

Chakra Essential Oil Kit

Chakra Essential Oil Kit

Seven aromatherapy oil blends specially created to correspond with our seven chakras. These oils are specifically used for meditation, yoga and spiritual practice and are best used for specific practices. Our Chakra oils are blended from 100% pure and unadulterated essential oils, and come beautifully packaged in a gift box with printed usage guidelines on the back of the liner tray.
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Lovers Essential Oil Kit

Lovers Essential Oil Kit

This is the most intoxicating sampler we offer and was created specifically to incite feelings of love, passion and attraction. This collection of sensuous and arousing aromas is sure to kindle flames! Try them individually or combine as you like to create your own loving aromas. A great introduction into the art, science and lore of essential oils and it comes beautifully packaged in a gift box for yourself or a loved one with printed usage guidelines on the back of the liner tray.
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Ginger Body Butter

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Herbal Facial Kit

Herbal Facial Kit

Overview

Pamper yourself with this complete facial rejuvenation treatment! This invigorating and all natural facial kit is created with quality herbs, pure essential oils, fine cosmetic clays, and pure rosewater. A pleasurable way to relax and refresh your skin, and a luxurious and fun gift idea! The ingredients are beautifully packaged in a decorative box created out of recycled fibers, wild grass paper, and finished with a twig closure.

Each kit comes with instructions, and enough supplies for five complete facials. Relax with an Herbal Facial Steam, followed by our gentle Cleansing Grains, next comes a Green Clay Mask. The final steps of the facial include our Wild Rose Facial Toner and Rosewater Toner.

All of the products in this kit are also available for purchase in larger sizes!

Ingredients

Herbal Steam: organic Comfrey leaf, organic Chamomile flowers, organic Rose petals, organic Calendula flowers, and organic Sweet Orange essential oil.

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Green Clay Mask: French Green clay.

Wild Rose Facial Oil: organic Rosehip seed oil, organic Olive oil infused with organic Calendula flowers, organic Jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, and a blend of pure essential oils including organic Lavender, organic Helichrysum, and organic Carrot seed.

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Turn Your Home Into A Spa

I love using essential oils in my home. You can make your home feel relaxing and smell like a spa any time you want to.

Following is a recipe you can use anytime:

Spa Blend For The Home

15 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil

15 drops Lavender Essential Oil

15 drops Orange Essential Oil

1 ounce Jojoba Oil

Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Use 15 to 20 drops of the Spa Blend as a massage oil; Place 8 to 10 drops in your bath; Put 3 to 5 drops, added to water, in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.

This blend is calming, clean, happy, and uplifting!

Don’t forget Lavender (40-42) Essential Oil is on sale this month!

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July Monthly Specials

July Monthly Specials

Essential Oils

Lavender (40-42) Essential Oil

Lavender (40-42) Essential Oil

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Parts Used

Flowering tops

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Fresh, slightly spicy, herbaceous, floral

Overview

Lavender 40/42 is a standardized oil used in the perfume and fragrance industry. It is primarily used for soap and candle making. This product is not for therapeutic use.

Blends Well With

Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver

Herbal Miscellany

To standardize this oil, natural linalool and linalyl acetate are added to the blend to create an aroma that is the same every time.

Eucalyptus, Lemon Essential Oil

Eucalyptus, Lemon Essential Oil

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Parts Used

Leaves and twigs

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Fresh, medicinal, heavy lemon aroma

Overview

Eucalyptus lemon is mostly seen in the fragrance industry. More recently it has become a popular addition to natural bug repellants.

Blends Well With

Basil, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, marjoram, orange, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang

Herbal Miscellany

There are many types of eucalyptus used to distill oil. Oils high in eucalyptol are used medicinally, and oils such as the eucalyptus lemon are used more in the fragrance industry.

Precautions

Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant and with homeopathics.

Jasmine Absolute

Jasmine Absolute (solvent extracted)

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Parts Used

Flowers

Extraction Method

Solvent extracted (Ethyl alcohol)

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Warm, rich, deeply floral

Overview

Jasmine has a long history in perfumery including Cleopatra and Louis XVI.

Blends Well With

Bergamot, clary sage, clove, coriander, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Herbal Miscellany

It takes approximately 2,000 lbs of jasmine flowers to produce 1 lb of oil. This oil will darken with age.

Precautions

Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant. Not for internal use.

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Bashful Betsy is FREE

Bashful Betsy is FREE

‘Bashful Betsy’ is FREE

The Shy Girl Series, Short Story #1 – ‘Bashful Betsy’ will be FREE beginning Monday, June 27th! Don’t miss this FREE ebook that follows Betsy Robinson as she enters college, finds a best friend in her new roommate, and love with fellow student, Roland Barrett.

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Little Black Dress (Shy Girl Series Book 2) by: D.B. Mauldin

Little Black Dress

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Medieval Monday: Cooking Methods (part 1)

Medieval Monday

The Weaving Word

Last week my Medieval Monday post talked about cooking methods without the benefits of a modern kitchen. Today is part two of that post.

I previously mentioned a type of earth oven which was really just a pit in the ground, primarily used for things like meat, which could be wrapped up and placed directly on and under hot coals or rocks. But people of the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval period also had their version of a hot air oven, which didn’t change much even up until the 18th Century. They could be large enough for a person to climb inside, or just big enough to hold a loaf of bread, depending on the means and the need of the person using it. Obviously manor and castle kitchens and bake houses would have had to be very large to accommodate the feeding of hundreds of people when necessary. Many peasant…

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Bashful Betsy is FREE

Read ‘Bashful Betsy’ for FREE

D.B. Mauldin

Bashful Betsy is FREE

‘Bashful Betsy’ Shy Girl Series Short Story #1 is now FREE on the links listed below. More links will be added as they become available.

Blurb

After living a sheltered life, Betsy goes away to College. She succeeds in putting miles between herself and her strict father. To her dismay, Betsy remains shy.

Despite her shyness, she develops her first crush. What will Betsy do when her crush shows interest in her and invites her to the Valentine’s Dance? Will Betsy say ‘yes’?

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