Two Wonderful Things

It’s Tuesday!

Why does it matter?

Today is my birthday! In 2022 I will be 30! OMG. Wow!

For my birthday AJ made an image for me and Alex, of me and Alex out clubbing the first night we met in The Call of the Dragon.

And the number two reason is AJ wants to let everyone know that the first scene of The Call of the Dragon dropped on Friday on Kindle Vella for Free.

You can check it out for free!

And don’t forget to sign up for AJ’s newsletter for more free content!

First Episode

The first episode of The Call of the Dragon will be dropping on Friday. Today you were supposed to get a post on Summer Time recipes, but AJ didn’t do the work, and currently dealing with a fever and not in the thinking capacity area to do the work.

So today we are just going to talk about the Author platform.

Kindle Vella will publish every Friday until The Call of the Dragon is done. Probably will be in various stages of editing as we post it all up. The final ebook will likely contain slightly different material as we edit.

Also two Monday’s before the episode drops on Kindle Vella those patrons on Patreon will get it early. As well as some Patreon only content twice a month. It’s actually a story AJ has been wanting to write for a while so it’s good we can get that going as a side project.

And don’t forget to sign up at our newsletter. We will drop that the fourth Thursday of every month. This month it should be sent out on the 27th. You can join at AJ’s website https://aj-hunter.com#newsletter

Pride

It’s Pride Month. Normally I don’t go all out. AJ feels a bit like she’s just jumping on the bandwagon. But the subject is close to her heart. Somewhere along the journey of raising kids, AJ has accepted people love who they love. It’s not a bandwagon. While AJ is 100% an ally, she has no journey to share, no coming out story, and it feels wrong to write mine. Which is why I don’t really have a coming out story. 

I am bullied by my society for the same reasons that you in the real world are. Names are called in passing, but AJ tries not to step on any feelings or inaccuracies. So we don’t go into it alot. I have a billion other issues we can focus on instead of that part of my journey. AJ doesn’t write about that struggle. I am proud of who I am sexually. I never hid who I was. It’s not socially acceptable in my world — but I didn’t care. I was already an outcast from the moment I was born, so why should we focus on that.

But AJ learns and wants to share two charities with you that mean a lot to her. The story isn’t hers to tell — or mine. But The Trevor Project and Free Mom Hugs provide services that mean a great deal to AJ (and to me)

The Trevor Project is aimed at supporting teen LGBTQ+ individuals with a big focus on their mental health and suicide prevention. It means a lot to AJ that they exist and are there for children who need help. 

And well, Free Mom Hugs — that’s a big no brainer, as a mom AJ believes all children should be loved unconditionally and knows the power of a hug. And as a plug later this month AJ is going to write a drabble that dips into Pride Month and specifically with me attending a Pride parade and the Free Mom Hugs movement in a time I need that hug, but you’ll only be able to read it if you subscribe to AJ’s new newsletter. We plan on sending that out on June 23rd!

So whether you are part of the LGBTQ+ community or just an ally, AJ and I are here for you. We love you. We support you, and we are here for the hug even if it’s virtual. Be Proud!


What are some LGBTQ+ charities and/or organizations you’d like to mention?

These are a few of my favorite things

Okay so yeah cheesy song but it’s the truth. Today is the start of a new way of doing things here on the blog and my other platforms. AJ is only going to dedicate one day a week to making sure I entertain you here. We aren’t limiting me to just my blog, I’ll be all around trying to stay active in various places and drumming up readers. So today we kick off some of my favorite things. Next month we’ll take a look at some of Alex’s favorite things, and then we’ll go from there with various other characters. We’ll try to stick to the characters we’ll have seen in the Kindle Vella releases. Which will kick off in about two weeks. But if you are a Patreon subscriber you’ll get the first scene of the Call of the Dragon on Monday.

So on to my favorite things.

Color: Persimmon Orange

Food: sauteed chicken over a crisp bed of a caprese salad.

Position: Do I really need to say? Bottom

Song: Stand by Me

And for an extra special treat I’ll give you Stand By Me sung by the person Alex looks most like – Matt Walst of Three Days Grace, or at the time of this song part of My Darkest Days

Music: Dance music

Band: Daft Punk

And because I also like Pentatonix here is a sampling remix of some of Daft Punk’s songs accapella

Book: The City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Claire

And I’ll do you one better my favorite quote from the book:

I did not make a pie,” Alec repeated, gesturing expressively with one hand, “for three reasons. One, because I do not have any pie ingredients. Two, because I don’t actually know how to make a pie.”


He paused, clearly waiting.


Removing his sword and leaning it against the cave wall, Jace said warily, “And three?”


“Because I am not your bitch,” Alec said, clearly pleased with himself.”

City of Heavenly Fire By Cassandra Claire

Ice-cream flavor: Chocolate

Drink: Water with Lemon or maybe it’s coffee I can’t decide.

Movie: Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List – so sue me. There are a bunch of hotties, it’s a sappy movie that Mia made me watch, and I enjoyed it.

TV show: Supernatural

Sport: If I had to choose, I’m gonna say MMA

Sports team: Uh…. New York Rangers? That’s hockey, right.

Holiday: Halloween, or as I like to call it, Alex’s birthday

Smell: Alex’s cologne (on him) – Versace Pour Homme

Thing you own: Ophelia, though she’d take offense to being called a thing or the fact that I own her. But she’s the only thing I care enough about to call a favorite


Tell me what some of your favorite things are? If you are a writer I’d love to hear some of your character’s favorite things.