Friday, November 16, 2018

Audiobook Lovin Presents: Gift Ideas for the Audiobook Lover!



Tis the season and now is the time to figure out what you're going to get the Audiobook Lover in your life! 



Did you know you can gift a membership from Audible?


All gift memberships include:

1 credit per month, good for any audiobook – plus 2 Audible Originals each month

Easy listening with the free Audible app – at home, in the car, or in the gym

Their own audio library — they keep their books even after membership

Quick and easy exchanges on books they don't love

Click here to gift a member from Audible!

Besides the gift of an Audible membership or the gift of time to listen to the audiobooks, below are some cute example of other great ideas! 


SKULL earbuds holder, earbuds organizer, earbuds wrap



Cable Organizer, Organizer, Earphone Holder, Headphone Holder, Leather Cord Holder, Cord Keeper, iPhone Cord Wrap, Ear buds - ENG TAN




My Audiobook Boyfriend is Hotter than Yours 
T-Shirt by Audiobook Tees



Is it Hot In Here, or Is It My Audiobook Laptop Case





Book Heartbeat Shirt 


These are just a few ideas! Audiobook Lovers will appreciate these and anything else, but especially the time to listen to their audiobooks! Just sayin' lol

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes – 2018 Holiday Blog Tour & Giveaway!



Whether you're on your commute to and from work, waiting at a doctor's office, doing chores around the house or traveling on business or pleasure, audiobooks are a great companion! I'm extremely happy and excited to be part of the Audio Publishers Association's A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes Event and Giveaway! Join me and several other bloggers for this month long event and giveaway! 


The holiday season is upon us and November is the busiest travel month of the year! Perfect opportunity to put your earbuds on and listen to some fantastic stories preformed by phenomenal narrators. Below I've shared my top five audiobook recommendations that 


Top 5 Audiobook Recommendations:


#5: The Southern Eclectic Series by Molly Harper
Narrated by Amanda Ronconi


Nestled on the shore of Lake Sackett, Georgia, is the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. (What, you have a problem with one-stop shopping?) Two McCready brothers started two separate businesses in the same building back in 1928, and now it's become one big family affair. And, true to form in small Southern towns, family business becomes everybody's business. OMG, this series is filled with eclectic characters and lots of laughs! Narrated by talented Amanda Ronconi, you will love the family dynamic, the stories and how each of the characters bring their own uniqueness to... well basically everything! 

Known for writing snarky romance with a bit, Molly brings her gift of snark (and sarcasm), humor, strong heroines and witty banter to this series. Add Amanda's talent with her performance and you have hours of entertainment!
Grab your copy here!



#5: The Cake Series by J. Bengtsson
Narrated by Andi Arndt, Joe Arden & Zachary Webber


I discovered this series after seeing a few recommendations for it due to the narrators Andi Arndt & Joe Arden. I have loved several of Andi's and Joe's audiobooks so this was an easy "add" to my list. OMG, it did not disappoint! A combination of great story telling and performance makes this a great listen! Gut wrenching, emotional and a family that makes you want them to adopt you! 

To listen to audio samples of each of the book in the series and an interview with the author, please click here



Grab your copy here!




#4: The Fantasyland Series by Kristen Ashley
Narrated by Tillie Hooper


A series of five novels that take place in our world and a parellel universe where fantasies are true... but perhaps not all you would expect.

This was a completely bingable series for me! Kristen is a master story teller and she selected the perfect narrator to bring her world to life! Far off places, magic, and love all fill this series and you will love it!

Visit Kristen's audiobook page on her website to listen to audiobook samples of each of the titles in this series! 
Grab your copies here!



#3: The Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones 
Narrated by Lorelei King 


Currently 12 books you can binge listen to with the 13th coming out on January 15, 2019. You have enough time to listen to the previous book before the final book in the series releases!

This series has it all! A kickass heroine who is also sarcastic, witty and happens to be the grim reaper! A hero that is the devil's son, death, a great cook and sexy as well, sin! Friends to share margaritas with and mystery cases that Charley has to solve! Add the awesomeness that is Lorelei as the narrator and you will love every minute of listening to the series!

Click here to listen to audio samples of each of the book and an interview with Darynda from the Audiobook Lovin 2018 series!

Grab your audiobooks here!



#2 All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda


In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.

Grab your copy here!

I LOVE this series as its not only beautifully written but performed as well! There are so many European cities, names, foods, etc. that listening to the book is perfect! Jennifer, the narrator, brings the characters to life providing each of them with their own distinct accent, tone, and voices. Gosh, I want to listen to this series all over again!!


Part of the series "Time’s Convert" is now available!
This is Marcus's story which many reader/listeners wanted ever since he was introduced in the series. What I LOVED about this story is that not only do we get to know Marcus's story but also get to hang out with Diana & Matthew again! LOVE IT!! 

Get your copy here!

Oh and the series is now a TV series! A Discovery of Witches, the highly anticipated series based on Deborah Harkness’ best-selling All Souls Trilogy, will premiere in the U.S. on Jan. 17, 2019. Its s currently airing in Britain on Sky One and the best news? Its been announced that there will be a season 2 & 3!! WOOHOOO! 



and my #1 recommendation 
(and my favorite series and author) is 
The Mageri Series by Dannika Dark!! 
Narrated by Nicole Poole



This series (and author) is one that I ALWAYS recommend, whether its for a PNR/Fantasy genre, or a 'new to me author and/or narrator', or "first time to listen to an audiobook" or basically any recommendation. I LOVE the characters and the world Dannika has created! I can't get enough of this world and I recently just finished re-listening to the series! This is a series that I KNOW will always be great and Dannika is an author I KNOW will never let me down with her books! I really can't say enough about the awesomeness that is this series.

I have always said that a narrator can make or break an audiobook. THIS series is a perfect example of how important casting the narrator is! The series is elevated to even a higher standard of love and adoration because of Nicole's performance! Whether is the recently made heroine, or the sexy British strategist, or the strong and quiet Guardian or the Irish Vampire Bodyguard, Nicole gives all the characters their own unique tones and voices filled with charisma! In fact, one reviewer said that there are multiple narrators that were not included in the book's information. There isn't, its ALL Nicole!! I totally crush on her and her talent! No worries, she knows it and LOVES IT!!! 

To listen to some audio samples and learn more about each of the titles, please visit Dannika's Audiobook Page and to learn more about Dannika and all her titles, please visit her website


Giveaway

 fantastic selection of 8 audiobook downloads that have been generously donated by Beacon Press, High Bridge Audio, LA Theatre Works, Macmillan Audio, Penguin Random House Audio, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Audio, and Tantor Audio.


List of titles included in the giveaway:

BRIDGE OF CLAY by Markus Zusak 
(Penguin Random House Audio)

SPILL by Leigh Fondakowski 
(LA Theatre Works)

HOW TO BE LESS STUPID ABOUT RACE by Crystal Fleming (Beacon Press)

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones 
(HighBridge Audio)

SALVATION by Peter F. Hamilton 
(Tantor Audio)

THE HUNGER GAMES: Special Edition by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

HEARTLAND by Sarah Smarsh 
(Simon Audio) 

NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty 
(Macmillan Audio)


Release Day Blitz: Wrong Turn An Anthology




An anthology of stories to thrill and chill. 
Written by 22 authors. Narrated by 22 performers. 



Wrong Turn: An Anthology

Blurb:

It's dark...

You’re tired. Not thinking straight. It’s the worst time of all for you to make decisions, and maybe that’s why you take a…WRONG  TURN. 

In this new anthology offered by Blunder Woman Productions, you’ll take a trip down twisty roads into forests, back alleys, and even across the border between life and death. Together these tales are funny, creepy, weird, contemplative, traditional, and speculative. This is a perfect collection for dark nights when the wind is howling and you’re curled up in front of a crackling fire, or listening to while you’re taking a long walk.  The characters in these stories might take a wrong turn, but it’s the right move for any fan of thrillers and mysteries.

Edited by Tanya Eby
Foreword by Bernard Schaffer
Published by Blunder Woman Productions



Available to purchase at 

Kindle | iBooks | Nook | Kobo


Anthology Includes

A RUM TURN
By Michele Reed
Performed by Megan Tusing

 A wrong turn right into the past. 
  

ALL THAT THE CASE IS
By Jim Shaffer
Performed by Peter Berkrot

 An investigator looks into the reported suicide of his best friend, why it happened, what went wrong and if, in the end, it really was a suicide.


BEWARE THE SLUAGH
By Heidi Hunter
Performed by Sarah Mollo-Christensen

A wrong turn takes a couple to a ghost town haunted by an entity more terrifying than the resident spirits.


COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
By Molly Thynes
Performed by Amy Landon

 When Jehovah’s Witnesses, Valerie and Ana, finally find someone at home, the young women tells them the reason why everything is so quiet on her street…but shouldn’t they already know this?


DETOUR
By Chris Martin
Performed by PJ Ochlan  

When a daughter loses her way, a father’s worst fears are brought to light.


DOUBLE TAKE
By J.R. Hayslett
Performed by Dawn Harvey

When Greg and Janet embark on a 500-mile trip to save Janet’s recently widowed dad from making a disastrous wrong turn in his life, they find themselves in a bizarre déjà vu world that keeps them from making a fateful wrong turn in their own lives.


ENDINGS
By Laura Jennings
Performed by Andi Arndt

Finally forced to choose between obligations or obsession, Charles makes his decision.


FAIRY DUSTED
By Laird Long
Performed by Renee Chamblis and Julie McKay

Glowing bright fireflies are a delight at night; but a green and blue luminescent fairy with dragonfly wings is a sight to enrapture and capture.   


GHOULS, GHOSTS, AND MURDERERS
By Rosemary Hayes
Performed by Erin Mallon

Halloween. Scary creatures, blood, and screams. Murder. Can Detective Ron Taylor and his wife Val catch the real monster?


HARPETH HOLLOW
By Kelley Ernst
Performed by Bailey Carr

A young woman, dissatisfied with love and life in modern times, comes face to face with the flesh and blood incarnation of all her romanticized notions of days gone by. But are things as they seem?


HE HAD A BAD DAY
By Elena Sichrovsky
Performed by Jeffrey Kafer

Most people just want to make it through their day, but Christopher Joseph Brent wakes up every day hoping some disaster will strike so that he won’t even have to see the sun rise tomorrow.  


HOODOOS IN THE TWILIGHT
By Robb White
Performed by Tim Campbell

Four friends, recent college graduates, are traveling through Utah’s canyon country on their way to tech jobs in California when their lives are changed forever—and only one of them knows exactly what happened in those missing twenty-four hours. 


HOT UNDER THE COLLAR
Written and performed by JOHNNY HELLER

A noir tale about a guy who makes a wrong turn on a hot New York day and finds some hapless thugs, a kidnapped pooch, a dame and a new purpose.
  

ON A DARK, RAINY NIGHT
By Sharon Hart Addy
Performed by Andrea Emmes

Picking Josh up after his mom’s car broke through the barrier and ended up in the river that dark, rainy night was natural, but what happened afterward was anything but. 


OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
by Chris Rodriguez
performed by Chris Cuilla

Small time gambler, Lucky Loo’s luck runs out – permanently.


PACKAGE HANDED DIRECTLY TO RESIDENT
By Alexander Shearer
Performed by Suzanne Freeman

A package thief prompts a San Francisco mom to dust off some skills from her old career.


REPORT CARD
By M. Regan
Performed by Vikas Adam

It’s okay if you’ve never been in love before, because CareKeion cares about you.


THE BIG FAVOR
By Lawrence Allan Pontius
Performed by Andrew Eiden

Dumping a body in the lake was supposed to be easy, but, it turns out,  for Shane and Kevin, some favors are harder than others.


THE LOVE NEST
By Sharon L. Cook
Performed by Melissa Moran

When Arnold and his mistress sneak away to their hidden love nest, they have more to fear than an approaching blizzard . . . 


TRAFFIC
By DJ Tyrer
Performed by Romy Nordlinger

Blindly following the satnav leads to more trouble than just a congestion charge when a family is caught up in a spreading wave of terror.


WHAT HAPPENED TO MATHWIG
By Tom Mead
Performed by Gary Furlong

A respectable psychiatrist finds himself roped into a murder plot, but as events spiral out of control he begins to wonder if somewhere along the line he has taken a wrong turn.


WOODLANDS
By Jacqueline Seewald
Performed by Madeline Maby

A recluse mystery writer commits suicide, but is everything as it seems? 











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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Next In Line by Amy Daws

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Falling for your best friend's little sister hook, line, and sinker.



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Coming December 6!



Blurb:

What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice fishing shack turns out to be your brother’s best friend?

A whole lot of awkward, that’s what.

Maggie’s mind is reeling when she discovers the guy she became tangled up with at Marv’s Bait & Tackle isn’t a stranger like she thought.

The big snag: Sam and Maggie’s chemistry is hot enough to melt ice, which makes keeping their secret far more difficult than either expected.

Especially when one of them decides they want this arrangement to be more than just a catch and release.


 

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Giveaway

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About The Author


13254841_1712669075674776_2966283892361812453_oAmy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she's watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy's work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com







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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Pirate's Passion by Lisa Kessler




Highly anticipated PIRATE'S PASSION by Lisa Kessler is now available! 



Samuel Keegan used to man the wheel of the Sea Dog over 200 years ago, but these days he’s the front man of a southern rock band. Rum and women are plentiful, but his world is changing rapidly now that his crew is back together searching for the Holy Grail to break their curse. But the quest leads him to a historian with raven hair and a wicked smile. She holds all the answers, but she could also spell death for them all.

Dr. Charlotte Sinclair works for the Maritime Museum in Savannah, an expert on ancient pirate wrecks. When a government agent requests her help in a top-secret investigation, she discovers not only is the Holy Grail real, but the lead singer of her favorite band is actually the immortal pilot of the Sea Dog crew.
The search for the Grail opens some dark secrets better left hidden, and Charlotte’s life might depend on one Pirate’s Passion…




Each book in the Sentinels of Savannah series is STANDALONE: 
* Magnolia Mystic
* Pirate’s Passion




Purchase Your Copy Today!



Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of PIRATE’S PASSION by Lisa Kessler, we’re giving away for a $25 Amazon gift card!


GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  
Open internationally. One winner will be chosen to receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Entangled Publishing.  Giveaway ends 11/2/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Entangled Publishing will send one winning prize, Pure Textuality PR will deliver the other. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted. 


About Lisa Kessler

LISA KESSLER is an Amazon Best Selling and award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. 





You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com She loves hearing from readers!
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Monday, November 12, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dance of the Hunter's Moon by Amanda LeMay




Even though we'd taken on the rules of "human" society, behind closed doors and in our own environments, we were animals and lived by pack law.


Dance Of The Hunter's Moon
(Sakana Series Bk #3)

Amanda LeMay

Blurb:

Jules Havarr is a Breeder. For her, it’s a problem. Smaller than other wolves, she grew up feeling inferior to her pack mates. It didn’t help that males tended to avoid her, or looked down on her as though she were unworthy of attention. When a visiting Breeder extends an invitation to breed, Jules accepts his offer, even though it means leaving her home, friends, family, and pack behind.

Breeding at the Moon Dance is an honor she can’t refuse.

That is, until the moment she meets Sorin Campion, and a rare and ancient bond binds them together. She knows it in her heart, feels it deep in her soul. This male is her sakana, and she's all in.

The only problem? The Breeder whose invitation she recently accepted is Sorin’s twin brother.

Sorin is a dead wolf walking. He's suffered tragedy and heartbreak that left a lasting reminder of all he’s lost burned into his flesh. He’s lived the past few decades barely existing.

Can the sakana bond he shares with Jules awaken him from his misery, and bring purpose and hope back into his lonely life?

While exploring their love for one another, Sorin and Jules are tested by a dangerous ongoing threat to their pack. A dark and vengeful enemy may tear them, and their new found happiness, apart.



Pre-order your copy at 



Release Date:
November 13, 2018


Excerpt 


Surrounded by the rest of the pack as we waited for word from our Alpha, their heightened emotional state was almost overwhelming. With their anxiety battering at me from all angles, it made it difficult for me to deal with what was going on in my own head. The fear and apprehension the pack put off as a collective seemed to fill the air with a strange, bitter taste. It pressed against my skin, soaked through my pores, and rose up in the back of my throat like a sour tang I couldn’t wash away.
Standing in the hall, waiting for my mate, away from the others, I was finally able to catch my breath.
Sorin was on his way. He’d shut his emotions down. And that was okay. I might not have been able to share his emotions, but I felt his power…energy…whatever…and it lifted me, relieved the uncomfortable weight of feeling everything.
It had to be an Alpha thing—another effect of Sorin’s choice that threw me off balance.
The low, whining sound of a car engine came up the road, and with it came Hemming’s Alpha presence. Tipping my head to the side, I listened as the tires sloshed through the mud until it pulled up right next to the door Sorin, Taber, and I had entered through only two nights ago. Car doors opened and closed. Quiet voices murmured. The alarm pad at the inside of the door beeped as someone punched in the security code from the outside. The lock disengaged, then the door swung outward.
Cassia came in, her head bowed, her mother’s arm firmly around her shoulders as she led her shuffling daughter through the hall. I didn’t want to feel what came off Cassia, but knowing she’d been forced to witness what had been done to her friend, I was compelled to open up and focus on her anyway.
I flinched away at what hit me: guilt. Crushing, numbing, guilt.
Of course, she would grieve that way—she’d survived. Whether she carried physical wounds or not, the worst wounds of all were hidden inside, along with a thousand and one different forms of the question why.
I could relate to that. I’d watched my father fight for his life and die before my eyes. And even though no one held me down and made me watch, I didn’t look away.
Still…challenges were part of our culture.
Revenge murders were not.
And that was what Rina’s murder was—retaliation for her taking out one of their brothers. Why they didn’t kill Cassia, we might never know.
I took in a breath and sighed as Hemming came in from out of the darkness, Neeru at his side, both shifting to their human forms just inside the doorway. Seff’s shaggy brown wolf trotted through next, three other wolves behind him, all moving directly to their left and into the showers. No one spoke as they flipped the water on to rinse the mud from their arms and legs.
I pushed away from the wall. My gaze never left the door as I waited for my mate to appear. He was right there—outside the door—pacing.
Hemming’s muddy hand touched my forearm as he passed. “You and Sorin got fifteen minutes. Then I need you both in the dining room.”
I nodded.
Fifteen minutes? Fifteen minutes for what?
On silent paws, Sorin appeared. He slipped through the door and it closed quietly behind him. His big head swung around; his eyes landed on me. A dark brown mask framed his copper eyes and came to a point at the tip of his nose. The brown fur blended into buckwheat honey, the same shade as the hair on his head, as it traveled over his back to the tip of his tail. White belly, legs, lips, and jaws made up the rest of his fur, though, currently, most of his fur was splattered with mud.
Damn, my mate was enormous.
Thick legs, thick shoulders, thick mane around his neck. I wanted to fall to my knees and hug him like crazy, clamp my arms around him and never let go. The wolf in me wanted to roll around on the floor, lick him all over and submit to anything he needed, even if what he needed was to vent his anger by drawing blood. A shiver raced down my spine at the thought of his fangs piercing my flesh. Not that I was afraid. I was so far from fearing anything Sorin might ever do to me.
His head cocked to the side as he sniffed the air, then looked down the hall past me to Taber, and nodded.
“Seff,” Taber shouted. “Let’s go.”
“Just finishin’ up,” Seff called back.
The sound of running water splashing against bodies and wooden slats shut off abruptly, leaving only a quiet drip-drip-drip. Three males emerged, towels wrapped around their waists. Seff appeared from around the corner, tucking the ends of his towel in as he looked at Sorin. He paused for a second while he and Sorin locked eyes and held one of those silent convos for a second or two, before giving a short nod of his head. Seff’s brown eyes moved to me. His lips parted as if he were about to say something, but he didn’t. He didn’t smile, either. Without a word, he clenched his jaw and stared at the floor. I watched as he walked past me. Then he and Taber left the hall.
What the rogues had done to Rina, he’d seen it, but kept the lid on his own emotions nearly as well as Sorin did. I listened as the almost silent footsteps took them out of the room beyond, leaving me and Sorin alone.
Around the corner from where I stood, water came on. I moved into the hall of showers. Sorin stood there, the water raining down on his naked, human body. He’d braced his hands on the wall in front of him, his head bowed deep between his shoulder blades. I set his sweats on top of a stack of clean towels and took a step toward him.
“Sorin—”
“C’mere.”
I didn’t walk.
I ran.
I slammed my little body into his wall of muscle. His arms wrapped around me and pulled me under the hot shower as his mouth claimed mine. Soft lips and warm tongue and I couldn’t care less that I was getting soaked. I smoothed my hands up and down his back, feeling his muscles ripple beneath my fingertips.

He whispered against my lips as he grabbed the hem of my T-shirt and yanked it up over my head. “Need you. Need you now.”




Sakana Series




Kiss of the Winter Moon 
Bk #1


Available for purchase at
Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iTunes


Shadow of the Summer Moon 
Bk #2


Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iTunes




About The Author

Indie author Amanda LeMay grew up on a small farm in Southern California reading every sci-fi book her dad passed on to her and watching every classic horror movie her mom shared with her. Her love for paranormal romance was an easy leap. Amanda published her first paranormal romance – full of dark sexy wolf-shifters called KISS OF THE WINTER MOON - in February 2018 – and her second book in the series, SHADOW OF THE SUMMER MOON went live in June 2018. Her wolf-shifters share a rare and special bond with their mates: the sakana bond, a rare and ancient bond that links their minds, bodies, and souls.

Amanda still lives in Southern California with her own Alpha-male husband and two grumpy cats and dreams of living on the beach in Texas. When she isn't writing, or thinking about writing, (or plotting, or characters, or dialogue, or world building), she's probably working on any number of crafts, sewing, gardening, or lost in another authors' wonderful dream world. She plots most of her novels while walking, or driving, or while on long Texas beach vacations sitting outside listening to the waves. She loves reading paranormal romance, fantasy romance, sci-fi romance, contemporary romance...well, just romance in general.

Visit Amanda’s website at www.amandalemay.com and sign up for her newsletter to receive exclusive cover reveals and chapter previews.


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