Lydia Larue


Born in a West Virginian hospital on the dreaded 13th, Lydia Larue is an avid animal advocate, lover of all things literary, nonimitative novelist, sassy stay-at-home mom, and slave to one Felis catus. She also loves to play video games with her husband and spend time with her family.

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Character Development — Tony Velasquez

There is a lot of rain coming today. What better way to spend the day than writing a blog post and working on one of the novels that I currently am working on.

I thought that I would start a series on this blog that is devoted to my writing process, how I develop stories. The first part of this series will be dedicated to characters. The following is directly from my notes on Undercover Desire.

Because Naked Desire features the same characters as Undercover Desire, there are not as much notes for these characters in that novelette’s manuscript. It was only building on the characters that were already fleshed out.

Later on, the character development for New Blood, Old Soul and Pandemonix are more complicated. Each main character has a file devoted to them.

Anthony Velasquez

I have had a hard time finding a picture that would resemble Tony. The one that I do reference is off of something that I do not own and can not upload due to copyrights.

Tony is a character that I am fond of. I wouldn’t say that he is as sexy as the love interests in New Blood, Old Soul and Pandemonix. Those men are intense in their own ways. However, he is endearing in a different way. Anthony is the kind of person that would go to the store and buy his wife feminine products. I often compare their love to high-school sweethearts.

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Book Review: Mindfulness

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Mindfulness for Beginners
Rachael L. Thompson
Independently Published
April 30, 2017
Kindle Unlimited

30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Who Will Benefit from this Book?

The 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge can be used alone or as a companion to the Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness in a World of Chaos. If you have heard of mindfulness, perhaps read a bit about it, or even tried one of the popular coloring books, but have not experienced a significant change in stress level or happiness this book will help. It provides the perfect beginner's guide to implement mindfulness every day.

What You Can Expect

The challenge is broken into four, weekly sections, with one bonus day to begin the challenge and another to end the challenge. Each week has a different focus to facilitate optimal learning at each stage of mindful skill development.

Possible Benefits

You will find both basic and advanced mindfulness concepts broken down and will be given simple, concrete action plans to implement each concept in your life. You will find a new activity every day that takes you one step closer to a happy and peaceful life. Activities can help with all facets of life, from relationships to health to problem-solving skills. Begin the challenge and watch your life transform!