My newest release, Mist Unveiled, is book one of the Elemental Desire series. It’s a passionate and erotic love story that’s tied heavily into Norse mythology, and it focuses on Ragnarok or the death and rebirth of the world. With the problems facing our environment—global warming and the depletion of our resources—it was easy to weave a fictional world facing the same dilemmas and tying it into the Norse myth.
I’ve always been an advocate of environmental issues but after delving into research for Mist Unveiled, I took a hard look at my own practices and decided I could do more than I was to help the environment. I already recycle everything and anything I can, buy energy efficient products and watch how much electricity my family uses, but the one thing I didn’t do was repurpose. This was something my grandmother did all the time but I can guarantee it wasn’t because of the environment. Saving money drove her to think outside the box and make things work.
Here’s a list of easy things to try if you too want to make a small difference. As I tell my kids, every little bit counts and it beats not doing anything. I’d love to hear your “repurpose” ideas too!
1. Do you have an old wooden ladder lying around your garage? Take the side with the steps and hang it parallel to laundry room or basement ceiling with chain or hooks. It’s a perfect way to “hang” your laundry instead of using a dryer. I hook hangers from the steps and pin my wet laundry to the hanger.
2. Prescription bottles—If you take any medicine regularly, you’re bound to get a new plastic bottle every time. Sure they can get recycled, but they also have some good reuse capabilities. There’s one easy step: wash them in hot soapy water to clean them and remove the label, rinse and dry. Then use them for storage: earbuds for your phone or iPod (they’re easier to find in your purse or book bag, plus they don’t get crushed), cotton swabs, spare change, bandages, or just about anything!
3. Old doors—if you’re remodeling, save those old wooden doors! They can be reused. One of the best ways I’ve found is to use chalkboard paint on the inside sections. It’s a great way to jot down notes or messages. Add a couple of old drawer pulls to the bottom and you have a place to hang coats too.
4. Ice Cube trays—they’re great for organizing or for little kids who love to sort. My youngest always separated out his M&Ms by color before eating them.
5. Dish drainers—turn an old one into a mail organizing spot. The utensil cups can hold pens or stamps and file folders can be plopped between the drying slots to separate bills.
by: Nancy Corrigan
Elemental Desire, Book 1
Cat has one love in her life—science. Facts rule her, not passion. At least it doesn’t until an unknown deadly virus claims her sister’s life. Cat’s quest for answers takes her to Greenland and drops her into the arms of the one man who sways her devotion from logic to passion. Rune stirs her lusts, ignites her desires and fuels her carnal cravings, but he isn’t simply a lover, nor is he human. He’s a weapon, one that has the potential to save or destroy her.
Rune, a child of the mist, awakens into a world hovering on the verge of destruction. Rising temperatures have released his enemies from their frozen prison without his knowledge. He searches for them but finds Cat, a human with the power to save him and the world. He hungers for her—blood, body and soul. Every moment of shared passion convinces him of the truth—she’s his greatest treasure, one he’ll die to keep.
He gripped his shirt, drawing her attention from his erection to his wide chest. The fabric tore. He tossed the pieces away. She drank in every delicious inch of his exposed body. His chest was bare, not even an arrow of dark hair marking a path to his cock. Down each arm, swirling black lines wound from shoulder to wrist. The inked design was simple yet intricate. She pushed onto her elbows. She wanted to explore the tattoo, maybe trace it with her tongue.
“Beautiful.” She repeated the compliment he had given her.
He dropped his hands to the waistband of his jeans. “The design or my body?”
“Both.” She grinned. “But to be fair, I need to see all of you to make an honest assessment.”
His low chuckle resonated deep inside her body. “Demanding woman.”
He slid off the bed and made quick work of undressing. The jeans got tossed across the room. Turned away from her, she would’ve had a perfect view of his ass. She wanted to look but couldn’t tear her gaze from the tattoo on his back. Between his shoulder blades, an eagle soared. Swooping lines extended from its wings, linking the design on one arm to the other. More intricate than the one on her lower belly, the inked artwork could’ve been a painting.
She scrambled to her knees and reached a hand out. He faced her and caught her wrist. She shook off his hold. “No, let me see. It’s gorgeous.”
He obliged her, turning so the expanse of his back was inches from her. The bird seemed to move with the undulations of his muscles. Each feather held depth and dimensions, yet under her fingertips only the touch of warm skin met her. She splayed her hand over the tattoo that must’ve taken hours to have inked.
Tingles skipped up her arm and spread through her body. Desire flared, stronger than she’d ever experienced. She panted. Her inner muscles squeezed on air. Quivers skipped from her clit to her womb. She hovered on the edge of ecstasy. Impossible, her rational mind reasoned.
“I feel, Cat.” The low growl to his words pushed her closer to heaven. He pivoted, a lithe move that twisted his body. Her fingertips trailed over the width of his back to his settle over his pecs. “I want.”
A true romantic at heart, Nancy Corrigan is convinced there’s a knight in shining armor for every woman (or man), but you won’t find damsels in distress in her stories. She adores pairing alpha heroes with woman strong enough to match them and bring them to their knees. She also enjoys flipping the traditional roles in romances because her motto is—love and people should never be forced to conform to anyone’s norm.
She holds a degree in chemistry and has worked in research but now focuses on ensuring quality. She considers it the perfect outlet for her as she’s the first to admit she has some OCD tendencies. It carries over into her writing life too. While engrossed in a novel, she has a habit of forgetting to eat and sleep. Fortunately, she’s married to her own knight in shining armor who understands her oddities and loves her anyway. They reside in Pennsylvania with their three children, dog, snake and guinea pigs. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy.
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