Jamie K. Schmidt | Pamper Yourself like a Dragon Queen
May 26, 2016
When you are a dragon Queen, you are pampered and spoiled by your
court. Of course, if you don't have a court yet, like Queen Margery in my
latest Emerging Queens
book, THE QUEEN'S DANCE,
you're fighting for your life as rampaging Cultists try to kill you and greedy
dragon studs try to kidnap you. But all the more reason to form a court and be
treated like the Queen you are.
Dragon Queen Carolyn from the first book in the series, THE QUEEN'S WINGS,
recommends a few good books to read and then a few more downloaded onto your
tablet. And maybe a quick visit to the library to round out your TBR pile.
Make sure you bring your long suffering protector or consort to carry all those
books for you. Once you have all the books to read, you can indulge by reading
in the tub, in bed, in a hammock, in the carâ€¦
Some of Carolyn's favorite books are:
On the other hand, Dragon Queen Viola from THE QUEEN'S DANCE thinks
nothing is more relaxing than knitting something mindless with soft yarn. She
recommends you make yourself some fingerless mittens. It's basically a large
rectangle that you wrap around your wrists and then use the yarn to sew it up
and leave a thumb hole. Or if you've got size 15 needles and super bulky yarn,
knit a scarf which is a long rectangle or you can do a big triangle and have a
shawl. Then, when you're surrounded by soft warm knits, you can cuddle up with
your mate for a quick snooze.
Queen Margery, the heroine of THE QUEEN'S DANCE, spends
some of her time in the lovely state of Vermont. Thereâ€™s plenty to pamper
yourself there. Lake Champlain chocolates and pure maple syrup. Not to mention
all the tasty cheese samples at the Grafton Village Cheese Shop. But what
really floats Margeryâ€™s boat is tea. Here are Queen Margeryâ€™s top five favorite
teas and tisanes:
- Teavana Pineapple Blueberry Kona Pop
- Harney & Sons Ginger Peach
- The Republic of Tea Cinnamon Plum
- Davidâ€™s Tea Pom-Diggety
- Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger
So now that you have your books, your warm knitted garments and a cup of tea,
you can continue to pamper yourself in a Queenly fashion by having all those
dragon studs that you control give you a foot massage. If you do that, you may
want to have them whip up this recipe to use.
Queen Margeryâ€™s Green Tea and Peppermint Foot Soak
- 1 cup of Epsom salt
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (You can also use almond oil or sunflower oil.
Even olive oil will do in a pinch)
- 5 teaspoons of green tea. (Margery says, if you have the bagged kind, cut
open 5 bags and dump the contents into your container.)
- 15-30 drops of peppermint essential oil
Dump all the ingredients but the oil in a quart size Mason jar. Shake to
combine. Drip in Â˝ of the essential oil. Shake to mix together. Test the
scent. If itâ€™s too much add equal amounts of Epsom salt and baking soda. If
itâ€™s too faint, add the rest of the essential oil. Fill up a basin with the
hottest water your feet can stand to be in comfortably and then add in ÂĽ cup of
the mixture. Soak for Â˝ hour or until you get through a few chapters of that
book or a few rows of that scarf. Then put on some thick, cotton socks to keep
in the freshness.
Now, itâ€™s time to get on the massage table and have one of your handsome dragon
studs rub out all the aches and pains from your body.
Queen Margeryâ€™s Earl Grey Massage Oil
- Â˝ cup of the carrier oil of your choice. (Sweet almond is Margeryâ€™s
favorite, but you can also use grapeseed oil or coconut oil.)
- 2 Earl Grey tea bags
Pour the oil into a Mason jar and drop the tea bags in so theyâ€™re submerged.
Put the cover on and leave them it out in the sun for an afternoon or out on the
counter for two or three days so that the Earl Grey steeps into the oil. Then
remove the tea bags before use.
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Despite his handicaps outside his natural habitat, water dragon Remy â€śChampâ€ť
Champlain fights to protect Queen Margery from those who plot to quash her
damaging news reports by silencing her...forever.
He can never have her, but he'll protect her with his life.
After newly shifted sky dragon Queen Margery is rescued from smugglers by
water dragon Remy Champlain, she debates whether to flesh out the story that
nearly got her killed or embrace her royalty and build a court of protectors and
studs. Sparks fly between Remy and her. Heâ€™d love her to give up her job and
settle downâ€¦hopefully with himâ€¦but he canâ€™t fly and she canâ€™t swim, so their
relationship can never get off the ground.
Jamie Kleinkauf-Schmidt has over thirty short stories published in small
press and ezines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University
of New York at New Paltz in Secondary Education English, which is a fancy way of
saying she went to college to teach high school English. When that didnâ€™t pan
out, she worked as a call center manager, a Tupperware consultant, a paralegal,
and finally a technical writer for a major conglomerate company. She is an
active member in the Romance Writers of America (RWA), serving as the PRO
liaison for her local chapter Connecticut Romance Writers of America
When not writing, Jamie relaxes with a mug of hot tea and knits
or makes beaded jewelry. She sells her handcrafted items at The Dudley Farm
during the summer. A voracious reader, Jamie has a Kindle and is not afraid to
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