Chris Kalyta
adult stories of adventure and romance

August 1, 2017

 

Book news:

Dariel Raye has another Orlosion Warriors book out.  It's called Outreach, and you can go to her website for more information, or look it up on Amazon or any other ebook seller's website.    

Lastly, book-wise, I’ve been rewriting a sequel to The Doctor’s Daughter.  I have a sequel posted on Literotica, but The Doctor’s Daughters take place immediately after the first book.  Despite the seeming good fortune of Lawrence and Abigail’s newfound love, can they still find a life together when her father and his commander both seem determined to keep them apart?  In addition, a murderous spy stalks the Niagara Peninsula, and Lawrence must uncover the man’s identity before he kills again or passes critical information to the Americans.  Does the spy have Abigail in his sights?

It's available on Smashwords now, and will soon be up for sale on Amazon and other ebook websites.

The Fall of York and Niagara Campaign (working title) are two other Doctor's Daughter books that have yet to be published.  They are at various stages of completion.    


Currently reading:

Well, I recently read some magazines (Canada's History, Canadian Geographic, The Planetary Report) and I completed Bizarre Phenomena from Reader's Digest.  However, what I enjoyed the most was Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst (Everyday Life in Upper Canada 1812-1814 by Dorothy Duncan).

That last one I picked up when I took my wife and kids to Fort George in Niagara on the Lake recently.  We also went to the Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara Falls - the under the falls excursion was well worth the money and time, once we were down there!

There is a great deal of historical information in Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst.  I'm itching to include much of it in my War of 1812 series, and it is turning into a series.    


And now, on to the blahg:

So, the wife and I had dental surgery a couple of weeks ago and the old adage about you don't know how much you love something until it's gone has been verified once more.

You see, I love bread in almost all of its forms.  I eat a lot of it - too much my wife tells me quite often. Apparently, it's sticky so I cannot eat any for six weeks!  Six weeks!

There's a whole list of foods we can't eat.  You cannot imagine how much I want a hamburger or a slice of pizza right now.

The first three or four days it was all liquid food.  And admittedly, I didn't feel like eating much for the first few hours after surgery.  Then it was soups and Ensure, and water, etc. etc.  Day after day of that until the dentist said we could start eating some soft solids.

Now we're counting down the weeks until we can return to a regular diet and gorge ourselves on lasagna, or burgers, or bacon, or any normal food.

On the other hand, there are people in other parts of the world starving. So I guess having to modify my diet for a short while is a small problem in the grand scheme of things.  I do use the opportunity to tease my kids though: "you're having pizza?  Oh, I remember when I used to be able to eat pizza!"

And the time will come when the wife and I will be too old to eat regular food. For that matter, there are people who have illnesses and they have had to put off foods they love indefinitely.

So don't take my complaining too seriously.

I'm still going to tease my kids about what they're able to eat while I have a restricted diet, though.  Heh.  Heh.    

 

 

Chris Kalyta

chriskalyta@cogeco.ca

August 1, 2017