09 April 2021 @ 10:27 pm
Life, eh?  
So, Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh has popped his clogs. I thought he was immortal, though I did wonder when the was released from hospital recently if he'd been sent home to die.

I'm no royalist, as most you know, but RIP. This entry was originally posted at https://lexin.dreamwidth.org/684550.html. You can comment here or there, it's up to you.
 
 
Current Location: Home (Bangor)
Current Music: None
 
 
09 April 2021 @ 09:17 am
FIC: Double Due Date, PG-13, Ron/Draco  
Reveals are up at [community profile] hp_bunintheoven's pregnancy fest and I can now take the blame for this silly little number.

Title: Double Due Date
Pairing(s): Ron/Draco, Harry/Pansy side pairing
Prompt: S4: After the 8th year. He meets him for a drink and they make love but they both end up pregnant at the same time.
Summary: Double the pleasure and double the fun makes double the trouble!
Word Count: ~1015
Rating: PG-13
Contains: Mpreg, humour, light angst
Notes: Thank you to Shelly for the beta!! I hope the prompter enjoys. :)
Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.

Double Due Date )
 
 
07 April 2021 @ 02:24 pm
FIC: Captive, PG-13, Severus/Harry  
Title: Captive
Pairing: Severus/Harry, canon Harry/Ginny
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~560
Content: Infidelity, divorce, romance
Disclaimer: Not mine.
A/N: Unbeta'd.

Captive )
 
 
07 April 2021 @ 07:14 am
Bun In the Oven  
The anon master list is up at [community profile] hp_bunintheoven and it's just possible that I have an entry in this wee fest! :D

Check out the post here which has links to each entry at DW and LJ.

Reveals are Friday and I do plan to read and comment on the other entries before then. *fingers crossed*
 
 
06 April 2021 @ 06:46 pm
team cap  
Pieces Solving A Puzzle by cluelessrebel1988 [Darcy, Jimmy]
Darcy asks Jimmy a simple question that helps him put things into perspective.

definitely not a lizard by hailingstars [Peter, Tony, Morgan]
Peter ransacks an OsCorp lab for fun and finds Morgan a friend in the process.

Super Kids and Their Unsuper Problems by Kydove [Peter, Billy, Tommy]
Billy is upset and visits Peter in the middle of class.

you're the song that i sing again and again by steveandbucky [Steve/Bucky, Sam]
Bucky's new sleeping pills make him talk in his sleep. One night he says something that sends Steve spiraling, wondering if Bucky loves him in the same way he loves Bucky.

the time that's slipping by its_tortle [Steve, Sarah]
The one where Steve uses the extra Pym particles in Endgame to see his mom one more time.
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Current Mood: annoyed
 
 
06 April 2021 @ 02:16 pm
Book Cover and Promotional Design  
Over the past few years, I've begun designing my own covers and promo graphics for the books I've been writing. It's something I really enjoy doing! I love the creativity of trying to capture the atmosphere and theme of a book in visual form. The more I work with these kinds of images, the more I find myself loving it.

From conversations I've been having with other authors, not everyone feels comfortable designing their own graphics for the books they write. So I'm extending an offer to create book covers and/or promo graphics for my fellow authors (and other creative types!). I'm really excited about this, and I'm looking forward to seeing what we can come up with for your visual designs together. ♥

Here are some examples of the promotional graphics I've created. You can click on the images to see a larger version of them:



There are more samples on my Graphics Design webpage here:

http://jajaken.com/design.html


The fee I'm charging is US$25 per cover design, plus the cost of whatever paid stock images you decide to include. The price includes both an e-book cover and promotional graphics for your book.

If you're interested in starting a graphics project, send me an email at jajakenfiction@gmail.com and let me know what kind of design you're looking for! :)

 
 
06 April 2021 @ 04:50 pm
Now I've seen everything ...  
[personal profile] lunabee34 had you seen this? I know you like perfumes, and well, Star Trek. Now you can have both!

Pon Farr Perfume.

Because wearing a perfume that only gets you laid once every seven years is a thing now. Apparently, there are also men's colognes. Including one called Red Shirts.

I just ... I have no words.
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Current Mood: amused
 
 
06 April 2021 @ 11:18 am
FIC: Easter 1965, PG-13, Severus/Harry  
Title: Easter 1965
Pairing: Severus/Harry
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~350
Disclaimer: Not mine. Based on characters from the Harry Potter book series.
A/N: Unbeta'd. Written as a birthday gift for [personal profile] accioslash who asked for 'Severus/Harry, bad habits' from my AU Esse Quam Videri universe (and will not make much sense if you are unfamiliar with it). The prompt is more implied than explicit. Same as the sex, tbh. ;)

Easter 1965 )
 
 
05 April 2021 @ 03:02 pm
Pesto Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Mozzarella  
Hello all! I'm sorry I'm so late posting this, I got busy this morning. It's a bright sunshiny day here, it's in the '70s! Very nice! The flowering trees and bushes are starting to bloom. I'm getting used to my new smartphone and slowly learning how to text. I don't think I'll ever be comfortable on it, but I can at least get texts from people and not feel like a dork now.

Max hates drinking water out of a bowl so I bought a cat fountain for the little booger, that'll come in the mail tomorrow and I'm hoping I can put it together easily. We'll see.

Other than that, I'm doing well. Not much going on this week. Only two doctor appointments this month, and one of them I can do over the phone. I'm getting rested before I have like, six appointments next month. That is going to be fun. But for right now I have a nice, easy month going. I'm very thankful for it.

I figured it is getting to be pasta salad weather! Here's one that looks so easy even I could do it. LOL.

Pesto Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Mozzarella )

Have a great week everyone!
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
02 April 2021 @ 05:59 pm
Audiobook Update  
So far I've listened to 11 chapters of the audiobook for Through the Last Door as it's being recorded, and I cannot stop bouncing from excitement! Dan Calley is doing an absolutely beautiful job of it. He's amazing to work with, so patient with all of my questions and the tweaks I'm requesting. I love how he's working with me to find the absolute perfect voices for the characters. I could not be happier or more excited about this entire process. I'm really looking forward to hearing the next chapters!!! :)

For more info on Through the Last Door and the Sacred Guardian series, you can click here:

http://www.jajaken.com/novels/sacredguardianseries.htm




 
 
31 March 2021 @ 05:03 pm
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29 March 2021 @ 11:25 am
Recording begins today!  
Recording starts today for the Through the Last Door audiobook! *bounce bounce* I'm so excited. :D

http://jajaken.com/audiobooks.html



 
 
29 March 2021 @ 08:10 am
Mixed Berry Curd  
Good Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a good weekend. I didn't do much, just tried to write and read a lot. Not much going on this week either. I go to see my new shrink on Wednesday, that's always fun. Not. I hate changing doctors, you never know who you're going to get up with, you know? But it's fine, it's not gonna stop me from talking to him. I just wish I knew something about him. Like his name. I just know it's a man.

The sheetrocker comes on Thursday to sand and paint. He's bringing a cleaning lady with him but I'm glad I have my Helper too. It'll be much easier on me. I have no idea when he's going to show up so I'm not going to lock Max up. He knows I have a cat and Max will probably hide under the bed so it'll be okay. I'm not looking forward to the mess and noise but I'm looking forward to it being over so I'll get through it. I'm just glad I don't have to leave. That would suck.

Okay, onto the recipe for this week. I wanted something unusual and springy, I hope y'all like it.



Mixed Berry Curd )
 
 
Current Mood: cold
 
 
28 March 2021 @ 07:20 pm
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The shadow of a past love has blinded Clayton MacAllister until his life is slipping through his fingers. Just as Clay is ready to give up on the idea that he might ever be happy, a charming stranger steps into his life and changes everything. Mal is rich, handsome and seductive; everything Clay thought he couldn’t have and didn’t deserve. Mal’s sadistic desires make Clay more than a little uneasy, but it seems like a price he can pay—until he learns the price might be his very soul.