Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t


Rambling On… 12 June 2021.

So, what do you write about when nothing much has happened?

My son was back at work last night after nearly two weeks of lockdown. He was so looking forward to getting out of the house, earning money again, and getting back to normal. Let’s hope the restrictions still in place, ease even more but with winter here, and new strains of the virus mutating and reaching our shores, I don’t think this will be the last. Sigh.

More and more people are lining up to get vaccinated which is great. Hopefully, when we’ve all had our second innoculation of the vaccine, our freedom will no longer be impinged upon. However, I still think these lockdowns are necessary to protect lives.

There are so many conspiracy theorists out there, refuting the existence of the virus and saying this is a way for our governments to control all of us.

I disagree.

Politicians don’t ever seem to agree with each other are always arguing and disparaging each other to make themselves look good. There is no way they would all collude together and agree to stall the world’s economy, sending countries into bankruptcy over a fake pandemic.

A person I know said that we shouldn’t hide away from the virus, let it spread so that we can get on with life.

That’s all well and good, but from a leader’s perspective, you’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t.

There is no way I could live with the death of thousands of people on my conscience even if most of them are strangers.

Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinions whether they’re right or wrong.

My poor man hasn’t had a great week. It’s been cold and wet in our part of the country since we had a large low-pressure system hovering over the southern and eastern parts of Australia. However, that doesn’t stop him from working. He just grabs his jacket, put’s his Akubra hat on—similar to a Stetson or cowboy hat—to keep the rain out of his face and eyes, and keeps going, but I suppose you have to take the good weather with the bad if your work outdoors.

I have to go shopping this weekend. Blah.

We’ve run out of veggies and fruit so I can’t put this trip off. Thankfully though, I don’t have to do a big shop and it shouldn’t take too long.

I’m also going to try and catch up with my sister because it’s been a few months since we’ve seen each other.

We were going to the hairdresser together every six weeks and catching up then, but circumstances, such as a wedding which meant my sister scheduled an appointment at a different time means we’re out of whack. I’ve been making my hair appointments last a week or more longer attempting to get us back in sync again, but it will take a few months. Our work hours and other stuff—life—has also gotten in the way. I’m determined to visit with her though.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Stay safe, sane, happy, and healthy.

Love Becca Van xxoo.




What Have I Been Writing?

I’m writing the fourth installment of my Alaskan Wildlands series.

Tina Shayne and the Grady brothers, Fraser, Roan, and Mick are coming along nicely. Ms. Shayne knows how to take care of herself and doesn’t appreciate being treated like she can’t and because Fraser is a shifter and the head of his family, his protection proclivities are over the top.

Makes for some interesting confrontations.


Slick Rock 32 - Wild and Free - By Becca Van


Slick Rock 32:

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Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo. 



Released June 1.


Slick Rock 31 - Wild and Reckless - by Becca Van




Pack Law 12 :             

                Loving Perfection


Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo.




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Alaskan Wildlands 2: Blissful Wildfire by Becca Van



Alaskan Wildlands 2:
                   Blissful Wildfire


Available to Pre-Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.


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Alaskan Wildlands 1: Lucky Stars By Becca Van

Alaskan Wildlands 1:

                      Lucky Stars

Available to Order on Siren BookStrand website.

Release Date May 26

What Have I Been Reading?

Laurelin Paige’s Sweet Liar (Dirty Sweet Book 1)

I’ve just started reading Laurelin Paige’s Sweet Liar (Dirty Sweet Book 1).

Though I’ve only read 7% of this story, so far so good. Even in the beginning, the tension between the hero and heroine is palpable. I really like the heroine’s snark tongue and so does Doctor Chris. I can’t wait to read more of this story to find out how things pan out.

I will leave it there for now.
Enjoy your week ahead, until next week.


Becca Van XXOO

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