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    Books Worth Your Bucks: Hard Wear

    There is so much to like about Hard Wear.  I loved the small town setting in Washington state. I used to live in Washington and this story took me back in a way that I could smell the ponderosa pines. I loved the characters, Chase and Kali. It’s refreshing to read a billionaire romance where the hero is likeable, loveable even. It’s refreshing to read a BDSM romance  with a submissive who is kind and strong and independent. I love the sweetness of the romance that unfolds here. I think you will too. Hard Wear by Marilyn Lakewood Book One of the Hot Alpha Billionaire Series Stand alone. Not a cliff-hanger.…

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    Opensim on the Web for Storytelling

    Selkie Island Scene This is a gif from a scene I made back in May. What I want to do is build a scene that introduces a scene from The Selkie’s Tale novel I wrote. This one would be a mini hunt for a selkie’s pelt, because when you have the selkie’s skin, you own the selkie. I had managed to get the basic scene converted to mesh, add an avatar and the horse. I got the character moving forward and backward and had the animation controller running on the horse. All very buggy and a bald avatar. I even put up a webGL version from what I had made.…

  • Books Worth Your Bucks,  Virtual Romance

    Books Worth Your Bucks: A Virtual Romance

    This week I thought I’d review a virtual world romance since they are so rare and hard to fine. This offering is from back in 2005. I don’t know when the author did her research or where, but the blurb reminded me of one of my favorite pirate sims in Second Life, Barbary Coast, so I picked up a copy.  If you’re a virtual world adventurer don’t expect this story to be about current technology. It’s more about future tech, like the projects underway to create VR headsets. I enjoyed that the characters do get into the whole start a business build a virtual economy and earn a virtual living. …