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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating tales filled with romance, conflict and magic. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

AZEOTROPE

azeo·trope

noun \ˈā-zē-ə-ˌtrōp\

Definition of AZEOTROPE

:  a liquid mixture that is characterized by a constant minimum or maximum boiling point which is lower or higher than that of any of the components

Origin of AZEOTROPE

2a- + zeo- (from Greek zein to boil) + -trope something changed, from Greek tropos turn — more at yeast, trope

First Known Use: 1938

 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Musings: Moon pics #5

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Crescent moon floating in a sea of blue and white.

 

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A moon sliver reflected in my swimming pool.

 

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I like the little patches of clouds in the bottom corner.

 

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An early morning full moon is visible in the sky.

 

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Not a cloud in the sky, just the moon.

 

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Half moon glowing in a black sky.

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Favorite Friday: Sharing a favorite gemstone

The Moonstone represents the female essence and is one of my favorite stones. Moonstones come in a variety of colors: milky white, blue, brown, grey, pink, peach and green. Coveted for their luminescent appearance, Moonstones have been used in jewelry since ancient times. The ancient Greeks named the Moonstone for its likeness to the moon’s ethereal silver light and valued it as a talisman for lovers. Romans, Greeks and Egyptians associated moonstones with their lunar deities: Diana, Selene and Isis.

 

 

 

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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A nymph. A centaur. Enemies in love.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

AYURVEDA

ay·ur·ve·da

noun, often capitalized \ˌī-ər-ˈvā-də, -ˈve-\

Definition of AYURVEDA

:  a form of holistic alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India

ay·ur·ve·dic adjective often capitalized

Origin of AYURVEDA

Sanskrit āyurvedaḥ, from āyuḥ life, vital power + vedaḥknowledge

First Known Use: 1788

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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Monday, December 08, 2014

Monday Musings: AZ Sunsets #5

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The sunset seen through our front door window.

 

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I like the blues mixing with the golden layers of the sunset.

 

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Gold blends with pink and blue in the stunning sunset.

 

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Awesome.

 

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I like the way the plant frames the sunset and mountains.

 

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Another awesome sunset.

 

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Each sunset creates a different pattern with layers of color.

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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Friday, December 05, 2014

Favorite Friday: Sharing a favorite cable series

Favorite Cable series: The Game of Thrones

Oh my god, I love this series. I don’t have HBO so I had to wait for it to be available on Netflix. I can’t believe I haven’t read George R.R. Martin’s book series that is the basis for this Game of Thrones. He writes the type of fantasy I like to read and write. I love everything about this series, the characters, the political intrigues, even the music. It’s hard to pick a favorite character, but so far I like Daenerys and how far she’s come from a timid girl abused by her brother to becoming a strong queen. But I also love Peter Dinklage’s character and have a soft spot in my heart for the young Stark girl who doesn’t want to be a lady but wants to wield a sword—she’s exactly how I was at that age.

Highly recommended for fantasy fans.

 

 

 

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

AYAHUASCA

aya·hua·sca

noun \ˌī-yə-ˈhwäs-kə, -ˈwäs-\

Definition of AYAHUASCA

:  a hallucinogenic beverage prepared from the bark of a South American woody vine (Banisteriopsis caapi of the family Malpighiaceae)

Origin of AYAHUASCA

American Spanish

First Known Use: 1949

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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