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#NetGalleyARC #NewRelease – Consumed (Firefighters #1) by J.R. Ward

Consumed (Firefighters, #1)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed…

By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn’t believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again–until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm . . .


I received this book from the Netgalley for an honest review.

I was excited to see this new series on Netgalley when I was looking for a book to read.  I am a huge fan of her paranormal series and I also loved her older Jessica Bird books.

Since I knew there was going to be world building with introducing a new series, characters and relationships, I sat back and enjoyed the world she was creating for us.  The world building was a little bit slower then I anticipated but once the story took off, it was blowing me away.  The twists and turns were amazing.  I didn’t see the twists coming at all!!

Anne is one hell of a woman.  I don’t know that I would have done what she does in the beginning of the story that changed her life for good.  She is strong and feisty if not stubborn to a fault when it comes to how she feels for Danny.

Danny is just…yum…can I get that outta the way.  He is strong and alpha but vulnerable when it comes to his feelings for Anne.  They have a chemistry that you can FEEL through the pages throughout the story.   Their banter is this flirty yet the push and pull that left me wanting more…wanting one of them to cross that line from “friends wanting” to “friends with MORE”.

The book has many different stories.  Its Anne and Danny redefining THEM.  Its Anne getting over her life changing event.  Its Danny figuring out HIM after losing Anne.  It’s the arson investigation Anne is trying to figure out.  It’s the firefighters and the fire station.  It’s the politics of the town and lastly its figuring out what you want out of life when you realize you had it all wrong.

The book is very complex with all the relationships and history of the characters.  There is so much comradery and respect for one another all the while everyone is dealing with their own demons.  Some of those demons will come back to cause issues for Danny, Anne and the entire firefighting family of station 499.

I can’t wait for the next book and I REALLY HOPE that Tom is the next book.  Anne’s brother needs some love.  He is carrying to world on his shoulders.  I am even more excited for this series after reading the book.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

I am so excited to read these smokin’ HOT firemen. I absolutely love JR. Ward’s vampires but I think this series is going to be just as good.  When this book started I was stressed to no end. That first fire, one mistake, and two lives changed. That on mistake left one finding a new career field and the other feeling guilty and responsible.

Anne is one strong willed, hard headed, and courageous woman. These things are what kept her going when she wanted to give up but she fought and came back a stronger woman.  I loved Anne she doesn’t back down and is so ballsy.

Danny, yeah he got my heartrate going.  He is just as strong willed and hard headed as Anne but toss in that he is an Alpha that there is a triple threat.

The chemistry between Anne and Danny is off the charts and we see it from the beginning. They are like magnets when facing opposite directions they do not fit but turn them around and BAM they go right together.  It takes them a while to figure things out as both of them are trying to find themselves after THE fire that changed their lives. I cannot even start to tell you everything that is going on in this book but there is much more than just Danny and Anne.  There are things the other guys in Danny’s fire station that are dealing with some heavy stuff. Plus there is Anne’s brother WOW he has a lot on his shoulders.

The twists that happened in this book blew me away I didn’t see any of them coming.  Let’s just say I was floored so many times. I am so excited for this next book.  I need to find out what is going to happen with the entire group of firefighters not just Danny and Anne’s group but her brother’s too.

J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South her family.


#Review #RH #Shifters #Paranormal – Mated to the Pack by Jade Alters

Mated to the Pack: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance (Reverse Harem Shifters,# 1)

Mercenaries…all four of them Half-Wolf and Half-Man…and all of them willing to risk anything to keep her for the pack.

Vivian was thankful for everything her wealthy Aunt left her.

Until she found out that also meant she’s now responsible for that old run down mansion she grew up playing in.

She would keep it, but she would go bankrupt; she would sell it, but there’s no one out there to buy it.

That’s when four super-hot and mysterious renters show up to save the day.

They’ve got more big secrets than she can handle though, the biggest of which might be why she’s finding herself drawn to each of them.

Call it nature.

Call it instinct.

Whatever it is, this pack has found its mate, and the only question is going to be whether Viv can handle being mated to this pack.

Mated to the Pack: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance is a standalone story with no cheating or cliffhangers. It contains language and scenes that are intended for mature readers.


I received this book from a giveaway.

I love RH and Paranormal so this was a great book to grab for free.

This book is about Vivian who was rescued by 4 men and told to look after her because the cartel is after her for something her friend stole.

The men come to the house her grandmother left her and are all confused to too why they are drawn to her.  Each of the men feel an instant connection and then flip when they discover they ALL have the same desire to be Mated to Vivian.

Vivian who is NOT a shifter is kinda floored and how she is attracted to all these men and then to discover they are WHAT they are…..she is a bit confused about everything.

The story is steamy in parts, but the beginning is really choppy and confusing.  For a quick read one afternoon it was fun.

Tarot readings, horoscopes, and anything paranormal pretty much sums it up! Oh yes, did I forget, hot guys? I probably have the most irregular sleep patterns out of everyone I know, but that’s because most of my time is spent on trying to hit at least one spot in everyone that reads my stories.


#ReRelease #NewCovers #BoxSet #CompleteTrilogy – The Guardian Trilogy by Sara Mack @smackwrites

Guardian –

True love never dies.
Emma Donohue begs to differ.

When a late night accident claims the love of her life, Emma secludes herself in memories of James. In his sandy brown hair and clear blue eyes. In their innocent first kiss and declarations of love. In their plans for a life together after college. But happy dreams can’t rid her of the guilt she carries. She can’t erase her actions the night he died. She can’t erase her reaction at his funeral. And she can’t erase the hollow void that fills her chest and consumes her heart.

The first time Emma hears James’ voice, she’s astounded. It sounds as if he’s standing right beside her, and she fears her shattered heart is trying to drive her mad. But, as she continues to hear the voice, she finds comfort in it. With the help of her best friend Shel and handsome newcomer Dane, she tries to move forward and start living again.

Until the voice in her head turns out to be more. So much more.

You know what they say.
True love never dies.

Allegiant –

Last summer, Emma discovered that true love never dies.
It can return.
It can give you hope.
It can pull you from darkness.

Until it’s ripped from you.

As her 22nd birthday approaches, Emma Donohue finds herself back at school and utterly alone. Hours away from family and friends, her solitary days are spent contemplating what never should have been. James should never have died, but he did. He should never have been assigned as her Guardian, but he was. And she should never have allowed Dane to get too close to her heart.

But she failed.

Desperate to fill her time, Emma is intrigued by her mysterious new neighbor, Garrett. She’s never met anyone quite like him before, and, curious, she attempts to discover his past. Little does she know his presence will pull her into a world she could never imagine. A world that follows an ancient doctrine. A world built on loyalty, yet plagued by secrets and lies.

A world that will threaten everything – and everyone – she loves.

Reborn –

You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

When Emma Donohue wakes to find her world turned upside down, she wants nothing more than to return to the life she knew. To a life filled with a loving family, close friends, and college classes. To a normal life that didn’t involve the supernatural, odd bracelets, or three strangers who refuse to leave her side.

Unsure of what truly happened during The Allegiant’s attack, Emma tries to reconcile her past with her growing feelings for James, Garrett, and Dane. They remain steadfast in her protection, awaiting the arrival of the only people who hold the answers.

The Larvatus.

When Madeline and Ash appear, the revelations they bring not only rock Emma’s world, but everyone she touches. Her mind is twisted, caught up in new abilities and new desires. Her old self forgotten, she has never been more scared. She has never been more confused.

She has never been more empowered.

You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.
But, sometimes, the absence leaves space for something greater.


Sara Mack is a Michigan native who grew up with her nose in books. She is a wife and a hockey mom on top of being trapped in an office forty hours a week. She has an unnatural affinity for dark chocolate, iced tea, and bacon.

Instagram & Twitter: smackwrites


#Review #BlogTour – STRONG by Kylie Scott


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…

When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.

As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.

Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Stronger by Kylie Scott

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

What a great jump back into a favorite series of mine.  It was the perfect little reminder of how much fun the guys and their wives are PLUS we finally got to see David/Ev/Martha deal with their past and jump into their futures.

In the Series we saw Sam and Martha dancing around each other but never giving into the tension.  When Martha returns to help Lizzy and Ben with toddler Gibson, all the secrets and tension bubbles over.  We see Martha struggle with wanting to be with her family but not being able to actually BE with her family.  Her past and her issues all seem to make her feel uncomfortable. She struggles to feel good about her past and her mistakes in regard to David.  We see her finally coming to deal with her sins and accepting herself for who she is now vs who she was then.   Gotta say I really liked Martha at the end of the story.  She was never someone I liked given what she did to Ev and David BUT she has changed and grown.

Sam…dude….SAM!  YES PLEASE!  He is so the perfect person for Martha.  He has seen her at her worst and still loved her.  He does so much to make her a better person even when she is trying to deny what they have.  Sam is a take charge man but will fake allwing Martha control when it assures him the woman of his 10 year dream.

My Stage Dive heart is so happy with this book and I loved the quick jump back into the world to reconnect with everyone and give Martha an HEA even if I didn’t think she originally deserved one.







“I don’t believe this,” I bitched. “My Valentino boots are actually sticking to the floor. That’s how gross this place is.”

Lizzy just smiled. “Told you to dress casual.”

“I am.”

The smile widened.

“Jeans and a tee is casual.”

“A tee? It’s velvet, Martha.” She held a bottle of beer up to her lips, taking a sip. “I said we were going to a dive bar. You have only yourself to blame for the fashion faux pas.”

“But velvet is in!”

“Would you two quit talking? I’m trying to listen,” said my brother, Ben. The big hairy idiot was slouched back in his chair, bopping his head in time to the music.

Lizzy shuffled closer all conspiratorial-like. “I know why you’re all dressed up.”

I said nothing. There was nothing to be said.

Next her gaze went to the man standing at the end of the bar across from us. No, no, I would not turn my head. I would not fall prey to her bullshit. After all, I’d managed to successfully avoid him for the forty-eight or so hours since my not so triumphant surprise return to the West Coast. Even with us both being in the same house. A very big sprawling house, but still.

On the other hand, it should probably be mentioned that he looked awfully good tonight in jeans and a white T-shirt with a leather jacket. Samuel Rhodes, otherwise known as Sam. Not a pretty man with his harsh features and bull-like neck, but something about him appealed to me. As always, his head was shaved and his body was built and my idiot fingers itched to explore.

Okay. So I guess at some point I must have turned my head. And shit, he caught me looking.

The corner of his lips rose just a little, just enough to mess with me, before he returned to doing his job by casually surveying the packed room. My heart did not speed up due to anything done by him. Clearly, I hadn’t totally caught my breath from when we’d walked in half an hour ago or something. That was all. Interesting to note, he did none of the checking me out typical of a heterosexual male who might have been into me. In fact, he didn’t really give me any signals at all. Ever.



Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from


#CoverReveal – Ainsley, The Mixology Series Book #4 by Krissy V


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Ainsley (Book #4)
Author: Krissy V 
Series: Mixology Series
Release Date: October 26, 2018

Secrets. Lies. Deception. These are all things that can tear a family apart.

Ainsley James is the manager of Mixology and sister to four over-protective men. They don’t let other men within an inch of her and as soon as they see one heading in her direction they move him on. She even has to pretend to be a lesbian to get them to back off.

Everything changes one night when she meets a mysterious stranger who she has an immediate attraction to. They embark on a secret, sexy relationship, but the fear of telling her brothers is always there.

The mysterious stranger, known as C, believes that he has met the woman of his dreams. She is sexy, smart and not afraid to speak her mind. Except to her brother, Hunter. Yet C has a dark secret. Can their love survive? Will it tear her family apart?

Buy now to read how secrets, lies and deception can tear relationships apart.

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Each Book from Mixology is a standalone with it’s own HEA


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#WOTR19 #Review #RH #WhyChoose – Tyson, Ariel Kimber Book 4.5 by Mary Martel

Tyson: An Ariel Kimber Novella

Tyson is 4.5 in the Ariel Kimber Series.

Tyson Alexander is a long time member of a coven of witches who are more like brothers than simply friends.
There are seven of them total in the coven and all of them are male. The majority of them come together from broken, messed-up families and have nothing else in this world that matters outside of each other.

Then, six months ago, everything changed when they shared a dream about a beautiful, sad girl who was just like them. That’s to say, a witch.

Then, she moved in next door to them and changed their entire lives, turning everything upside down.

And they all, every single one of them, loved her for it.

This book is a part of a series and needs to be read in order. It’s also #whychoose.
Ariel Kimber reading order:
Brothers of the Flame
Love Potion
Blood Magic
The Ties That Bind


I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Oh Tyson!!  I gotta admit the last book I was wondering what happened to my loveable man and then….BOOM you are back.  I loved how you FINALLY opened up to Quint and Ariel about everything going on in that head of yours….sigh…..oh Tyson I so fell right back in love with you after this book.  I think I needed to reconnect with you just as much as Ariel did after everything went down at the hotel between Annabelle and Chucky.

Tyson is such a great character and he feels so much for him family but after Annabelle destroyed his heart with her deceit and lies, he was never going to let anyone near his heart or his family for that matter.  As much as he WANTS Ariel, he is scared outta his mind.  He KNOWS she is sooo not like Annabelle BUT he is so scared and his heart just can’t take it anymore.  The guilt of bringing Annabelle to his family and causing the harm she caused has destroyed him in so many way.

The scene with him and Uncle Quint in the store…omg my two favorites talking about feelings and emotions with each other about our girl…sigh…I mean how can it not melt your heart.  Seeing Tyson so vulnerable but LORD ALMIGHTY seeing Quint that way too was eye opening.  Those men are in love with our girl and are going to do anything they can to protect her, their coven and their new family.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.



#Review #RH – Flesh: Under the Skin Book Two by KB Everly

Flesh by K.B. Everly

With the exception of the BloodLust incident six months ago, Claudia Adams has spent her entire vampire life like every day is a party. But when Special Agent Diego Brody asks for her help in a case that’s linked to her past, her blissful world suddenly implodes.

After a night of pleasure with Abraham unlocks hidden memories, she’s plagued with horrifying images from her past.

Between her growing attraction to both Diego and Abraham, the past trying to drown her, and fighting to bring down the man at the center of her horrific memories, Claudia is on a path she may not come back from.

Will she survive the fight ahead or will she lose her mind and the men she loves to the dark oblivion seething within her?

**This is a paranormal MÉNAGE romance with laughs, steam, heartbreak, and just a bit of flesh to keep you wanting more*



I received this book from the author for an honest review.
GAH!! I am so excited to get this book. Claudia totally killed me in the beginning parts of the Lucy’s book so finally getting to see her with her men is going to make my heart happy. The only think about this book I didn’t like…It needed to be LONGER!! I wasn’t ready for the end!!

Claudia is totally in love with her maker Abraham but he doesn’t see her that way or does he? She is uncovering some things about herself and her past that has been kept blocked from her mind. We learn why and what she has blocked plus by whom. Soon we meet Hottie Diego and BOOM Claudia has her own flock of hotties to love.

Abraham and Diego are both mesmerized by the glitter queen aka Lucy’s bestie. Both men want more from her then they are ready to admit to themselves but when Claudia starts to remember her past, they will be there to help her. Abraham is there because he is her maker but Diego is there because her memory will help his case!

Brahm and Diego are both hurting for the girl they love, and they are both trying to help her figure it out while trying to figure out their current situation. Diego respects the markers bond, but he wants Claudia too. Brahm loves Claudia and will move heaven and Earth to give her what takes her happy even if it means sharing her with Deigo.

When Claudia finally breaks both her men are there to help put her together but when her past and the trauma Brahm tried to cover from her comes back, Claudia is a pissed off woman in love. All I gotta say is THAT WOMAN IS HARD CORE!!! Again, I loved Sawyer and so hope we get a book about her and a certain agent *wiggles eyes*

K.B. Everly is a romance author from Southern Mississippi. She has one daughter and three cats who she claims are stealing her soul in only tiny doses so she won’t notice. She can be found (or not found) hiding from her tiny human so she doesn’t have to share her snacks. Usually it’s in the closet. What free time she has is used fighting with Darth Legger, her prosthetic leg, or stuffing her face with copious amounts of coffee and candy as she types away on her next book


#Review #NewRelease – The Truth About Us by Megan D. Martin

The Truth About Us

Sometimes love is messy – and a lie is the only way to save the person you love.

Rowan Steel lied to save the love of her life, but that also meant destroying their relationship and ripping his heart out in the process. She didn’t want to hurt him, but in her mind she had no choice. Now that a year has passed Rowan decides to tell Tyler the truth – or at least part of it.

But sometimes the truth is far more damning than lies. 

Tyler Nusom has moved on. He has a gorgeous new girlfriend, a killer new job, and a promising future ahead of him. But sometimes the past won’t stay where it belongs. When Rowan shows up claiming a new truth about their messy breakup, Tyler finds himself stuck somewhere between bitter hatred and nostalgia for the girl he thought he’d spend the rest of his life with.

Suddenly back in a situation where the former lovers are around each other all the time, the pair has to fight their ever-burning attraction for one another while a swirl of lies and truths hang over them, waiting to be exposed.

Will the truth save the day, or will it obliterate everything?

**The Truth About Us is a standalone contemporary romance.



I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Tyler and Rowan, how I loved you and wanted to punch you both right in the mouth so many times in this book!!  I know some people probably got as angry and I did at these two.  I mean this is your 2nd change at love so stop dicking it up!!  LOL

The book is another reason why I love Megan.  She kills me with her dark and dirty stuff and so I didn’t think she could get me with this “sweet” contemporary and yet she did!!  I mean Tyler and Rowan have a past love and hurt so when they got back together I was all “oh how sweet” but as the book continues I was like DAMN IT get it together you two.  Tyler stop acting like a POS and Rowan just ugh!!!!

So yeah as you can tell this book was everything.  It made me feel.  It made me ANGRY.  It made me cuss and it made me want to cheer them on to find their HEA that they NEEDED and DESERVED.

Another great read from one of my favorite people!!!  I am not going to mention too much because people you need to feel the anger and frustration plus the love I felt for these two people.

Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student, editor, and history lover.
In her spare time Megan plays video games with her incredibly sweet son, buys fish for her many fish tanks, and has long talks with Gandaldore (the little writing wizard that sits on her desk.) She is well known for losing her keys and has more than one nerdy tattoo.
Megan lives in North Texas with her wonderful husband and son


#Giveaway #Kindle #SignedPaperbacks #Ebooks – TwinsieTalk 6th Year Blogiversary

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Its a big year for us!!  We are so excited to have gotten together with some of our favorites authors to bring you a killer Giveaway!

We are humbled by your support  and hope to keep introducing you to new to us authors while still bringing the same fun authors we know you love.  If you know us, you know 95% of our reviews are Indie Self Published Authors.  So any and all review are so appreciated by them.  We hope you have picked up  few books and found some new authors to read and support!!

Here is our giveaway link and a few of the awesome prizes up for grabs!!!

Signed Books!!

Signed paperback of “Chaser: Dive Bar 3” from Kylie Scott

Signed paperback of “Blood Lust” by Tricia Andersen

Signed Paperback of Don’t Wake the Dead by CC Wood

Signed Paperback & swag  from Mary Martel

Signed copy of “Seeking My Destiny” by Jenna Jacob

Signed Paperback by Amy Bartelloni

Signed copy of The Gambler Wagers Her Baron by Christina McKnight

Signed Paperback One Ride by Chelsea Camaron

Signed Paperback Across Unstill Waters by DL Andersen

SOME of the Ebooks!!  We have over 50!

Greyson and Tray by JM Walker

One Last Heist by Dahlia Donovan

Boomer and Mick (Steele Riders MC Books) by CM Steele

Bloodlust, Tannin’s Thunderbolt, Gorgon’s Vengeance, Mastema’s Obsession, Phenex’s Retribution, Rahab’s Domination, Vassago’s Reckoning, Paddled By The Teacher, Spanked Into Submission, A Flogging Fantasy by Ravenna Tate

Earl of Harrington by Dawn Brower

See Me by M. Jayne


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#NewRelease #MMF – Reckless Abandon by Sierra Hill

Release Date: October 1st
Title: Reckless Abandon (Book 2 in Reckless – The Smoky Mountain Trio)
Genre: MMF/menage serial

I never should have let her go.

Or left him.

I thought it was the right thing to do – what was right for all of us.

I thought we could move on.

I was wrong.

I thought I could stop loving her. Or forget about him.

I didn’t.

I could never stop.

Like an avalanche barreling down the mountainside at full speed with nothing in its way to halt its progress, so was my love for London and Sage.




But with catastrophic endings.

London and Sage broke my heart first, in very different ways, but I shattered theirs. I abandoned them both when I should’ve stayed and protected them. Decimated any chance to later salvage even a fragment of our friendship.

Yet the universe is giving me a second chance.

To prove to them how unbreakable our bond really is. And to make up for lost time before my time runs out.



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Sierra Hill

Sierra Hill wrote her first full-length romance after a corporate acquisition led her to a stint of unemployment, offering her some quality writing time.

She loves writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain who constantly shout for their own love story to be told.

Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next book.

Thanks for reading and reviewing her books. Keep the passion alive!