by Viki Lyn
Over the years, I’ve discovered several sites through word of mouth and from close friends that I use over and over. I want to share them with you today:
Need a name for your angelic city or a term for an angel healer? Go to the Online Etymology Dictionary. It not only will tell you when the word came in use, but also the root of the word which helps when making up a word.
These two sites are great when you need a character’s name: 20,000 Names, not only does it list names by gender and nationality but also has special categories such as butterfly names, dragon names, rainbow names, secret names. The other site is the Social Security Agency Popular Baby Names where you can search by decade and find out the top 5 names over the last 100 years!
Beau Monde It was created by the Beau Monde, which is the regency RWA chapter, but anyone can access the site. It contains everything from clothing to proper forms of address for a titled lord to popular foods to carriages.
Ever wonder what a mathematician really does during office hours or how much they make? Check out U.S. Department of Labor site where they list all sorts of interesting information about occupations, including a listing of Occupational Outlook Handbooks.
So, who invented the potato chip? The Food Timeline has all sorts of yummy information about food, including food lore and facts.
Let’s not forget the Library of Congress, an incredible research source and library.
When writing about real events and dates, Virtual Perpetual Calendar is a must!
Did you want to know how to survive a ship wreck, or better yet, how to sail a boat? Or do you need to know certain architectural terms? For your answer, go to How Stuff Works.
Need a copy free graphic for a blog post? Flickr is a great source for stock free images. I use advanced search and click on "only search within Creative Commons-licensed content."
Let me know if you have a favorite site! I’m always looking for new ones to add to my list:)
Here's a little from my latest release Perceived Love. I hope you enjoy it.
When psychic Nate Coleman dreams of a murder, he knows it's a premonition. He can't forget the image of his ex-lover with a bullet hole through his chest. Nate has no choice but to confront William and face the skeptical scientist's ridicule.
Dr. William Ryner doesn’t believe in what he can’t prove. When Nate comes back into his life, it’s not to rekindle their love, but to bring up more of that mumbo jumbo that split them apart.
Despite William’s refusal to listen, Nate can’t ignore the premonition. And, William can’t ignore Nate. Before the gunman strikes, William must either trust in Nate's ability or rely only on the facts, but if he does the latter, pride could be the death of him.
To read an excerpt from Perceived Love, please click HERE.
Thanks so much!
You can find all of Viki Lyn's books at the following sites: Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and GLBT Bookshelf.
What inspires Viki is the reality that romance between lovers is a hope more than a guarantee. Her stories are an eclectic mix of contemporary and paranormal, but it is always romance that drives the story to its final happily-ever-after.
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