The Imminent Heat Wave (Stay Safe Tips)

Sunday 30 – Monday 35 – Tuesday 35

Those are the forecasts for my area. I believe it was last week that I woke up to suddenly find it was 28c. That was hot yes, but nice and tolerable.

Now… it has not been this hot for many years here and I am not kidding. I don’t remember a recent summer where temperatures have reached 30+, they peaked around 28/29 and that is all. Of course living in the North of England will be the answer, as the south has always been hotter and is also closer to the equator.

My main concern is – living with long term health conditions – is how this will affect me, and I am sure others will be a little concerned too. Excessive heat can be dangerous to people with good healthy, so regardless I will post some tips to stay safe.

Everyone thinks drinking a lot of water is good, which is true but you run the risk with excess sweating of hyponatremia. This is where sodium levels in the blood are low and cause serious issues such as: nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headache or confusion. Along with low blood pressure, fainting and cardiac issues in severe cases. For that reason you need to take hydration liquids that contain sodium as an electrolyte, this can be found in a lot of sports drinks or you may prefer hydration tablets or heck you might just eat sodium containing foods. Salty snacks like salted peanuts or something else can help. Also salt does provide sodium but I don’t recommend adding salt to your drink!

  • Close curtains!
  • Plenty of fluids, avoid alcohol!
  • Don’t sit in a car!
  • Have ice ready in the freezer and cooled liquids
  • Have a fan that works!
  • Avoid the sun between 11am to 3pm
  • Use shade and apply sunscreen if out, wear a large summer light hat
  • Don’t exercise
  • Always carry water/fluids when walking
  • Don’t go into the water – like the sea or pool – alone. Follow regulations, avoid floating in the sun!
  • Take medications and keep a close on them

My eBook for Beach Town: Hope is now on Smashwords for free. Which means soon Amazon will drop it to free as well. Go get a free copy!

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Writer Spotlight #8 – Alexa Sommers!

Welcome to yet another wonderful and insightful author interview. This time we are allowed to meet the No. 1 Bestselling Author, of #smut!

Alexa took the time to chat to me initially over social media to discuss this interview, and I found her work titillating and somewhat wildly different to the usual as she does not have the usual alpha males in her stories but rather the geeks and gamers of our world. I found Level Up to be branding ingenuity. There also seems to be plenty to read from her too!


Alexa Sommers is a best-selling erotic fiction author with a taste for both the sweet and the nasty.

Alexa’s Philosophy: The sexual experience, be it written, read, or enacted, cannot be rushed. It must be savored and prolonged to push forth the lust and desire. It must not only be loved but lived, for only then can we reach the heights we seek.


Where do you live? I’m currently bundled up in a toasty igloo north of the border, eating poutine, watching hockey and waiting for my pet moose to deliver a Timmy’s double double.

Why are you a writer? My standard reply to this question is “to stop the voices in my head from taking over my life” and, while humorous, that’s not far from the truth. When I’m really feeling a story it plays out in my mind on repeat. Spinning constantly and forming until I finally start to put it down and let it free. Writing is cathartic, it’s a form of freeing myself and finding peace. I’ve been a writer my entire life and I always tell people that you write for yourself, you write for the art, the joy, they feeling… you publish for money. That last step was something I didn’t decide to do until early 2020. 

What do you enjoy about writing? For me it is an escape, almost like meditation. I can regress internally and let the story flow, freeing my mind from all the everyday rigors and concerns of life. When it works it’s perfect. When it doesn’t it is one of the most frustrating things I know of.

Tell us about your most recent works: Oddly all my published work is “recent” or at least within the last 2.5 years, but I am currently working on a number of projects. I have sequels to both Terms of Service and Spiritual Awakening underway. Both of these are often requested and in the case of Paranormal Bondage (the Spiritual Awakening sequel) it’s become a running joke that I may never finish it. I have a collaborative project with 14 or 15 other authors planned for this fall which will revolve around a Comic/Game Convention and I have what I call the “epic”, which is a long term novel project I’m working on, it leans fantasy but as with all my work the sexual experience is ever present.

If you could write a book in a new genre, which would you choose? Mystery. I have always wanted to try my hand at a detective novel and may make it a priority sometime in the future.

Do you have any role models or people who inspired you to write? I’m an avid reader so that list is long but Agatha Christie was a big influence at a young age as were Nora Roberts and Nicholas Sparks in my teens and twenties. In recent years I’ve tried to stay away from taking inspiration from other authors so as to find my own voice.

Are you working on anything at the moment? I’m aiming for a Halloween release for Paranormal Bondage and have a few small projects I’ll be working in over the summer. I just released a short “charity” project, Cucked by a Cop, which is part of my “eviscerate you in fiction” series of satire erotica.

What advice would you give to an aspiring writer? Write… don’t worry about everything that will follow. The first step is to get your story down, no matter how error riddled and in desperate need of editing it may be. Far too many people give up before the first draft is down because they don’t think it has value. Your draft will be a disaster. It’s supposed to be. Fixing it comes later.

Where can people buy your books? All my work can be found on Amazon at :

https://www.amazon.com/Alexa-Sommers/e/B083WMR1GR/

http://www.alexasommers.com

Alexa was happy for me to post this interview and I am humbled to have had a chance to gain insight into the authors life and works! Many thanks for reading and show your love by liking, commenting, reblogging and everything else. Have a wonderful day.

Angels Want To Help You

Who thought that #supernatural could also be a good thing eh? Divine help my brothers, keep your eyes wide open for updates on my #wip.

On another more welcoming note… Good Morning 🌞 ☕ writers and readers of WordPress and beyond! Looking at my day today which is unplanned, I intend to write at least 2000 words on a supernatural horror novella (you may recall the cover for Dead Reckoning) and to continue to edit another of my novellas. I also have peace and positivity for you all today this fine summer morning.

A fine glow in the distance tells me that the sun approaches.

Do you know what an angel is? Why am I talking about them more these last few months? Well, I want to share the glory of God with you. Without God there are no angels, no heaven and no earth and nothing would exist. Modern science has us stray away from these ideas with concepts such as the big bang and wormholes. Science though will never truly embrace the science of God – because it is all government funded nonsense.

I am happy to now announce that this post is controversial, welcome.

Once you understand the role of the angelic beings, you will come to be able to enable them to assist you because you will be more aware of them. I’m not saying that they will save your life or stop you dying a horrid disease. That would not be fair, their role is to help people and guide, protect and comfort among others… namely communicating back and forth between yourselves and God. They shouldn’t be expected to save us from everything, although they do try. They are the voices saying, ‘don’t cross the road,’ ‘don’t turn on the light,’ and ‘don’t do it,’ along with more encouraging phrases like ‘well done,’ and calling you by your name.

It took me many years to appreciate that they are really by your side a lot of the time, nearly all of the time in fact. I used to believe they came only when in danger or in need, but they are 100% there anytime. You may want to see for yourself by talking to them. If you are worried about talking because it looks like you are talking to yourself then consider it a confidence booster and way to practice your speaking skills. As for God, so long as you appreciate what they did for you then I can’t imagine you’d be frowned upon.

Another important thing is that angelic beings do note everything we do (as stated in Islam too) and there are negative beings too. Depending on which side you choose – good or bad – you will gain or lose angels or demons. The more good you do and the better you are, in many ways, means more angelic assistance when in need. If you perform bad deeds, angels may not appreciate this as demons move in around you, leaving angels unable to get to you. Think I am making this up? Please go and research. Don’t worry, this angelic information isn’t top secret (anymore) and I am sure the Vatican would love to comment on how they hid their misdemeanors over the years so well.

Needless to say, angels do in fact want the best for us. When I recalled the story of John Dee and Edward Kelley and the communication between themselves and angelic beings, I always take it with a large pinch of salt! This is because the angles supposedly told Dee to swap wives, which I do not believe. I have never had an experience of angelic beings promoting behaviour which would cause potential upset, alarm and fall out. I suspect that Dee had made this up or that any communication he had received was on his reptilian brain.

Morning prayer: The Lords Prayer

Our Father, who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy Kingdom cometh
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven
and give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us of our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For thine is the power, the kingdom and the glory
Forever and ever
Amen.

Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC-BY 2.0

Pre-order Beach Town: Survivors! Now!

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1156040

Wow! The day is now here when you can go ahead and pre-order my new upcoming horror, zombie apocalypse tale of survival – Beach Town: Survivors.

What an emotional journey to write this haunting and horrific tale. You will not be disappointed because it is just stuffed full of drama, undead skull crushing and heart ache, fighting and survival that will honestly scare you. Hopefully.

I am so grateful to all of you for your support on this platform. I may not publish on Amazon as they are causing many issues. By pre-ordering you support me, and of course when the time comes if you review then you will also support me!

Lots of love to you all. Honestly, writing this novella was the best thing to happen this year to me. It made me realise that actually yes, I can write a shorter story and still have all the elements I want. Granted the cover is a lot different than one would expect from a zombie apocalypse tale, but the contrast with the serene water and coloured skies to the undead and fighting on the island is lovely.

As mentioned in some previous posts, I do intend to carry this ‘mini series’ on after this novella, having already started the second. Then there is the Dead Reckoning novella. It’s a lot of fun, and I hope you will join me and my stories.

Many Years Ago

uniform, cradled desire

transfigurative deceptive, reliance

who do you see when you stroke the night and wish upon her that all is to be 'well'

a glass chalice glistened under my palm said that I could stare into your heart

as motions kiss beckons on my lips she who called upon me

back in the wind of my grace I see I fell unto you

when time rolled and transcended mirrored ghosts 

give you say, be freed from the anxieties of your awakened existence

move forth into the battle zone, paced not for war but for joy

I'm sat here alone surrounded by a brilliant white light a love so bright

is it time to go but no I sit here not to see the day end but feel a rapture

could it have lasted an eternity?

friendship, family does not dwell on the lips it suffers in the gullet



More TV Shows You Might Like #2

Welcome to part 2 of TV shows you might like. I have watched all the shows I recommend and as such I rate them 5 stars. Yesterday in my post on worthwhile TV shows I forgot some gems which I will now cover. As such enjoy and maybe you will check them out, if you do let me know whether you liked them or not!

1)Z Nation Absolute blast of a TV series – more fun than the WD. 100% rewatchable. 5 seasons of pure fun. 5th season was the last, and wasn’t as good, but I suspect it had had enough and in my opinion peaked at season 3. Hilarious.

2)Mr Mercedes – Watched on Starzplay and reviewed a few years ago. 100% still recommend the series. Thrilling, tense, good cop chasing bad guy classic stuff based on the Stephen King novels.

3)Deadwood – Old west dramatic fun, good acting, writing and direction. Not a new show but worth a look!

4)House – Excellent medical drama, a good amount of seasons, drama and ‘action’ by way of medical emergencies.

5)American Horror Story – A show for true horror fans, be scared by a wide range of freaky nightmarish episodes and seasons. A continuing cast of excellent actors. I really enjoyed, but have to watch the rest of 1984 still!

Finally we end on a brief list of honourable mentions! Rick and Morty, The Walking Dead, Oz, Stranger Things, WestWorld. I am sure there are plenty of others I’ve missed. But oh well, enjoy!

TV Shows Worth a Peak

Welcome to this post where I rate some TV shows that you may be interested in watching. These were gems of tv shows which I thoroughly enjoyed and wished they lasted longer. I took a chance with these and it paid off. Let’s begin this list!

1)Bates Motel – 100% was worth the chance a few years ago. 5 stars!

2)The Alienist – 100% worth the chance. 5 star series, wanted more!

3) Shameless USA – Love the series, hilarious American tv show. Based on the UK version, but 100% better! 5 stars.

4)Goliath – Excellent legal drama! 5 stars! Story and acting is superb.

5) House of Cards – Watched many years ago, a real tv show that impressed me from the beginning and an addictive story! 5 stars.

There are plenty of others but I am limited the list to 5. Honourable mentions include: The Man in The High Castle which I just started to watch and is so far great. I honestly think Amazon Prime TV shows are better than Netflix, they just have all the elegance once could want, great writing, acting and more.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading!

Another Story I’m Hoping to Unleash Over Summer

Welcome to a very sudden and exhilarating post! For me at least. I’ve been slacking on editing Beach Town: Survivors and should have edited it last month in full. But no, still cracking on. Anyway I usually have more than 1 work in progress so I started writing another story. I tend to create a cover early now, as opposed to before when I paid for it.* I am enjoying writing this thrilling and somewhat terrifying tale, a novella. Apparently if I get scared writing it that means it is scary. I doubt it, it’s just a sub genre of horror that scares the hair off my back!

*I think I will design my own covers from now on and stick to eBooks. Sure, physical copies have there place but at the end of the day if I am not going to sell many it defeats the point in having it available in print. Not to mention huge savings and the ability to be a bit more free and creative with your cover.

So I hinted at a cover reveal the other day. Maybe I’m being stupid showing you all this cover, or perhaps too rushed. What it reflects is intended to be left up to you as the reader to figure out. You might see divide, you might unification or you might see absolutely nothing. Good, because I enjoyed putting it together.👇

© T.Maxwell-Harrison

It is a dark tale (literally, dark for the most part) and has vampis (vampires). I am not writing those soft, loveable or humorous kind… I am talking about real, frightening vampires which is exactly what they are and have always been. We’re talking stranded people being attacked viscously by these creatures.

Short quiz question: Do you know what ‘dead reckoning’ means? You might be able to figure out something about the story if you know.

Thanks for reading and please like, comment, reblog and share if you liked this post. *All comments, any, are appreciated and respected provided they don’t insult or degrade people.

World Chocolate Day!

Welcome to this brief informative post about world chocolate day! On this day you can rest assured that many people worldwide will be indulging either alone or in groups.

Did you know that chocolate was introduced to Europe way back in 1550? But this worldwide event wasn’t a thing until 2009! Can you believe that?

We have Easter which is not about chocolate, however chocolate eggs are very much the gifts that people give one another. Well its cousin the world chocolate day allows us to gift, share and enjoy this delicacy with friends and family or alone.

When it comes to chocolate there is now a variety of flavours and selections are abundant in the modern first world countries. However, slavery still exists to produce chocolate and I have found a few brands trying to avoid using slave chocolate. You can get anything from mint chocolate, rose, orange, alcohol infused, melted, dark, white, pink chocolate! Have you ever watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Go ahead and watch it! What about Chocolat? Go watch it!

Have a wonderful day as always!

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