Saturday 29 June 2019

Author Spotlight: Molly Zenk Tour and Giveaway!

Operation Boyfriend
by Molly Zenk
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

It’s safe to say my love life stinks. As if getting dumped for another guy by my long-term boyfriend isn’t enough, my hopes at finding a boyfriend get crushed with a string of disastrous dates.

But then I meet the strange bus boy who has been staring at me for the last three months. He’s awkward, goofy, and has no fashion sense. Corin is the exact opposite of what I should want in a boyfriend, but I feel drawn to him in a way I can’t explain.

There’s also Daniel. Smart, charming, successful, and well-dressed. He’s the perfect man, the kind of guy I should want. Even my family is convinced we’re meant to be together.

Somehow, I went from the girl with a catastrophic love life to a woman with one too many options. 

Now I need to decide whether to follow my head…or my heart.

Captivity Book 1
by Molly Zenk & Sarah Biglow
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy 

In a future that holds shifters captive, what will they risk to break free?

Lorelei, a siren, has spent the last three years searching for the man she loved after he was abducted in front of her. When the bounty for an escaped phoenix crosses her desk at the Phoenix Location Agency, she expects a typical bag and tag. Instead, she discovers the target, Aiden, is none other than her lost love.
Aiden has no memory of the sultry siren who insists they were once in love. Rising from the ashes comes with a price—he’s a new person, with no memories of his former lives. After years of being kept in bird form to harvest his healing phoenix tears, Aiden is not the man Lorelei knew.
When both are taken in by the Magical Creature Underground, reconciliation seems possible. But Aiden’s captivity comes with a dire consequence: a deadly poison is working its way toward his heart. The only known cure is a long shot at best. Can Aiden and Lorelei reclaim their stolen past before the clock runs out?

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Have Lorelei, Aiden, and their MCU allies escaped their city prison only to die searching for a shifter haven that may not exist?

Time is running out for Aiden and Lorelei. Chased by a deadly shiver of sirens and plagued by disaster after disaster, they must run and fight at every turn for a chance at health and freedom in Sanctuary.

The blood graft stealing Aiden's life is worsening. His only hope of lasting long enough to make it across the country is to let Xander use Phoenix Tears to keep the Burning at bay. A sacrifice Aiden isn't willing for Xander to make now their relationship has a chance.

The hybrid baby growing double time inside Lorelei keeps her from being focused on the mission. As does Douglas's ultimatum for their future. It's throwing her off her game. That means she's bound to make a mistake. One that could prove deadly for them all.

Their only hope of survival as they race across the barren wilderness is to rely on each other. With hearts and lives on the line, each decision Aiden and Lorelei make brings them one step closer to freedom ... and one slip away from certain death.

MOLLY ZENK was born in Minnesota, grew up in Florida, lived briefly in Tennessee, before finally settling in Colorado. Her publishing credits include Heart’s Affections (2013),Hyperion Keats (2013), Better Date Than Never (2014), 3 Nights In Ibiza (2014), Christmas Kisses anthology (2015),Westward Hearts anthology (2015), Fated Mates anthology (2019), the Captivity series (2019), and United To Strike: A Novel Of The Delano Grape Workers(2019). Molly is married to a Mathematician/Software Engineer who complains about there not being enough “math” or info about him in her author bio.  They live in Arvada, CO with their daughters.

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Returned and Reborn #Blitz

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A Tale of a Korean Orphan Boy
Historical Fiction
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
Published: March 2019

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More than 200,000 South Korean infants and toddlers left their motherlands in the arms of strangers from the postwar era. "Returned and Reborn: a Tale of A Korean Orphan Boy" is the first novel about such an orphan--a boy fathered by a missionary priest who established the first Catholic Adult Institute in South Korea. This fiction is based on a true story, mixed with Korea's modern history--Vietnam War in which 300,000 South Korean troops fought (5001 were killed); the unintentional harm the American military caused to the Korean people by disposing millions of gallons of toxic chemicals called "Agent Orange" in the Korean water ways and soil; and the Korean society's contempt against children of mixed blood, children born of unwed mothers, and those born with birth defects. It's the story of a young man's journey of self discovery from an aimless American with no knowledge of himself or his roots who returns to his birth country, reunite with his Korean birth mother dying from cancer caused by consuming toxic water over time, but unexpected accident separate them permanently. Yet, through her and his deceased father's former co-workers, he learns of his father's greatness as well as his weakness, as an ambitious American Jesuit who fulfilled his big dreams but caused his birth and troublesome journey as an orphan forced to leave his mother who couldn't raise him. Still, in a mysterious way, he finds his own path--the path to a mission trip to North Korea.

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Therese Park came to the United States to be a cellist with the Kansas City Philharmonic (now the Kansas City Symphony) in 1966. After 30 years, she retired and began writing. Her first novel A Gift of the Emperor (published in 1997) is about a Korean schoolgirl forced into military prostitution by the Japanese government during World War II. With this book, Park was one of the featured authors at three national bookfairs in 1998: The Los Angeles Bookfair, The Miami Bookfair, The Heartland Bookfair. A Gift of the Emperor was selected in the reference volumes Reading Groups Choices for 1998 and she was mentioned in Contemporary Authors 2001.  Her second novel: "When a Rooster Crows at Night" is based on her own experience of the Korean War she lived through as a child.  Her third "The Northern Wind: a Forced Journey to North Korea" deals with intense inner war between the two Koreas divided by two extreme ideologies--Communism and Capitalism after WWII. Her recently published "Returned and Reborn: a Tale of a Korean Orphan Boy" published by Austin Macauley Publishers, LLC. in New York, NY.

Park has written more than 400 essays and articles that have been published in The Kansas City Star, The Sun Publication, The Graybeard, the National Korean War Veterans Magazine, The Best Times, and Our Family (Canada), The Beat Magazine and Korea Bridge (South Korea) and more.

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Friday 28 June 2019

Texas Heat Tour and Giveaway!

Texas Heat Series 1
by Sable Hunter
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance 

Trouble comes calling on Kyler Landon. He falls hard and fast for his beautiful, mysterious neighbor after she saves him from a rattlesnake attack. The sexual tension mounts between them with each sensual encounter, but he soon realizes that Cooper has been hurt and is leery of men. So he sets out to teach her that a real man can be gentle, loving, and sexy as hell.

Trouble seems to follow Cooper, and Ky makes it his mission to protect her from her past. Kyler would move heaven and earth to keep her in his bed and in his life.

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Entering the house, he grabbed the box of buckles off the table and made his way to the kitchen, tearing open the box as he walked. Tossing the cardboard container aside, he took hold of the plastic wrapped inner package and tucked it under his arm. Opening the refrigerator door, he took out a beer and settled down at the breakfast table to inspect the contents of the package. Twisting off the bottle cap, he took a long drink, extracted his pocketknife from his front pants pocket, and proceeded to remove the bubble wrap. Shit! This was not belt buckles! He took out the contents and held it up, nearly choking. In his hand was a large hot-pink dick! Damn! Ky dropped the vibrator like a hot potato! Shit! He knew stuff like this existed, but he had never actually held one in his hand. He gingerly picked up the package again, turning it over to read the writing on the package. Our Personal Vibrator Will Make You Purr. The soft jelly like ears will really turn up the heat. Turn up the power and the rabbit ears provide extraordinary clitoral stimulation. The comfortable shaft moves with a circular motion and undulates to your very own body rhythms. The central portion of the mechanism contains pink pearls, which rotate to create extra stimulation. You can use all these features simultaneously, or in any combination that brings you pleasure! This vibrator is guaranteed to bring your orgasms to a new level. The insertable soft jelly shaft is 7 inches long and about 1.25 inches in diameter. Uses 3 C batteries (not included). Laughing, he looked again. Only 7 inches? Whoever would be using this was going to be cheated. Seven inches! Pitiful! Rising, he went and retrieved the hastily torn up box from the floor. Looking for the address, he realized UPS had been one house off. He nearly swallowed his tongue. The name was on the address label was C. Lawson. Cooper? His Cooper? His Cooper used a dildo? She needed him more than he thought. But this was an opportunity! He had wanted to see Cooper again and here was the perfect excuse. After all, the U. S. Mail must be delivered; it was his civic duty as a good American. A grin crept across the handsome face of rugged cowboy, Kyler Landon. This was going to be fun.

My Aliyah
Texas Heat Series 2

Tough Tyler Landon is fit to be tied! He feels he is about to lose his man card. After witnessing a Mexican drug lord commit a murder, Ty finds himself on the cartel's hit list. That's bad enough, but when he finds that the agency has assigned a female Mossad agent to protect him - he decides to seduce her into submission. Tyler is a man's man - a Sexual Dom - a Texas Ranger who lives by the motto - One Riot-One Ranger. But, when he meets Aliyah Sharon - he finds that he has met his match.

Spanish Eyes
Texas Heat Series 3

When a gorgeous woman asks an unattached man for sex, he’d be a fool to tell her no.

Dr. Drew Haley sees a fool in his mirror every morning.
From the moment Drew gazes into the beautiful Spanish eyes of Angelina Alejandro, he is lost. Her intriguing blend of innocence and sensuality almost brings Drew to his knees.
When she begs for something he can’t in good conscience give her, Drew hurts his beautiful angel. He wants nothing more than to help her heal from the torture she endured at the hands of a madman, but in order to do so, she must agree to give him a second chance.
Angelina just wants to forget the humiliation her captors heaped upon her. Her work as a scientist put her in the crosshairs of a power-hungry Sheik who wanted to force her to use the knowledge she’d gathered to harm mankind. When she refused, his unique brand of torture stole Angelina’s self-control and her pride. Once she is rescued, Angelina only wants to hide away, to find healing on her own. But Dr. Drew has other ideas. He has a plan to tempt Angelina back into the land of the living and straight into his arms.

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Drew’s black SUV passed underneath the familiar wrought iron gate. He glanced over to the lovely, timid woman beside him. “Welcome to Palo Gaucho Ranch.” Angelina hadn’t yet made peace with this agreement between Dr. Drew and her brother. She despised being an imposition and no matter what anyone said, that’s what she was being. Sitting in the car seat, she hugged herself tightly, trying to forget this Greek god of a man had seen her completely naked in a non-medical setting. “Thank you, I am very grateful.” “I’m not looking for your gratitude, Angelina.” His tone was admonishing, but she chose not to spar with him over the matter. Furtively, she cut her eyes toward him. Yea, he was still gorgeous, ripped, and imposing as hell. Why couldn’t he suddenly grow a wart on the end of that classic Roman nose? Oh, he’d been nothing but gracious. It was hard not to like him. In fact, she couldn’t help herself. She did like Drew. No, correction. She craved Drew like a person dying of thirst longed for a life-saving drink of water. But this was not a thirst she would slake. Heck, she couldn’t even separate her true feelings from the chemically enhanced ones. No, she was here only to appease Rafe so he could feel good about leaving her to finish the job in Yemen. “How beautiful,” she murmured as more of Drew’s ranch came into view. The property stretched out, green pastures spotted by large oak trees, pecans, and the occasional tall long-leaf pine. A big white horse trotted along the fence line, pacing itself with the SUV for a few seconds before veering off across a wide-open field. “What’s his name?” The sight of the beautiful equine relaxed Angelina a bit, she was able to breathe easier. A modicum of tension released from her shoulders for the first time in a long while. Drew looked across to his house guest. The appearance of the horse had brought a smile to her face and Drew was glad for it. This wasn’t going to be easy on either of them and seeing her smile warmed his heart. “His name is Snow. He’s one of my rescues.” “You’re a good man, Dr. Haley.” “Don’t hold me up as some paragon of virtue, Spanish Eyes. I’m just a man.” A man who wanted something he shouldn’t have. She trembled at the low timber of his voice. Her whole body seemed to be fine-tuned to every variance in his tone, she was ultra-aware of every move he made, of every breath he took. “This is absolutely lovely,” Angelina remarked as they drove, seeking to fill the space between them with anything that might deflect the overwhelming pull she felt for him. “I spend so much time in a lab or my apartment that I never get to see places like this.” When she turned away from the window, Angelina saw that Drew was staring at her. “What?” She soothed a lock of hair away from her face. “Do I look bad?” Drew couldn’t wipe the smile off his face. “Not in the least.” She needed to glance away, yet her eyes seemed locked on his features -– the chiseled jaw, those smoky, light blue eyes, it was all too much and she felt an ache begin to rise from deep within. “This is quite the place, your Palo Gaucho.” “I get by.” “You get by?” Angelina’s eyes widened as they neared the grand old house. “I’d say you do a bit more than that.” Drew’s three story Victorian mansion was a sight to behold. The double-wide front doors were graced by columns on either side. A wide veranda stretched across the front of the house that held graceful rockers and wrought iron cafĂ© tables. Angelina could imagine her host sitting out there in the morning drinking his coffee while he watched a horse race across the open area in front of him. The house was all white, with dark green shutters at the windows. The gracious, historical structure was the most beautiful home Angelina had ever seen. Drew pulled the big vehicle right up in front of the mansion and climbed out, first coming to help her with the passenger side door before heading to the back of the SUV to fetch their bags. “Do I bow or curtsy when the queen comes out to meet me?” “The only queen here is Hattie,” Drew informed her with a chuckle. “And she isn’t that big on formality.” As if on cue, an older lady with a head full of white curls came around the corner of the house with a rattan laundry basket tucked against one hip. “Don’t you be talking about me when I’m not around to defend myself, Drew Haley. Oh my, what a lovely couple you two make.” Angelina felt a blush rise from her chest to blossom on her cheeks. Her and Drew? A lovely couple? She wished. Drew would be the looks in that pairing, for sure. Angelina didn’t allow herself more than a moment to consider it, she was fearful her body would turn on her again. “I take it you are Queen Hattie. Pleasure to meet you.” Angelina extended her hand. The older woman gave her boss a look. Drew just shrugged. He knew better than to get in Hattie’s way. Her remark about them being a couple surprised him, however. She teased him about dating when they were alone, but in front of others she always came off like a mama bear protecting her cub.

Just a Love Story
Texas Heat Crossover Novel 

This is a Hell Yeah/Texas Heat crossover novel. Revisit old friends and make new ones along the way…

Once upon a time, in a very small town lived an average young woman with an uncomplicated life.
Like everyone else, she has hopes and dreams, but the people around her never take the time to know the real Shae. When they look at her, they only see the woman they expect to see. Shae St. John spends her days helping others, but her nights are spent all alone. To fill the lonely hours, she weaves stories in her head about what it would be like to love and be loved. These are private fantasies, for her eyes only…until a family crisis forces her to put pen to paper and bring her erotic dreams into the light of day. Shae has no intention for anyone to ever know that she’s the romance author, Jessabelle – but when the truth is revealed, her world is ripped apart.
In order for this to be a love story, there must be a guy...of course.
Derek Alden doesn’t see himself as a hero. His life is in shambles. After losing his home, his business, and his only child in a messy divorce, Derek returns to his roots, seeking a place to heal and plan how he can reclaim what he’s lost. Derek’s new lawyer gives him one piece of advice – if you want to regain custody of your child – stay out of trouble.
Unfortunately, trouble is all too hard to resist.
Derek tries to keep his distance from Shae, but her mix of innocence and sensuality draws him like a moth to the flame.
This is the story of two people who deserve a happy ending. As with most stories, things can be complicated - mistakes will be made and problems arise. Everything from small town drama to a madman’s schemes will come into play.
But overall – this is a love story.
Just a love story.

Sable Hunter is a New York Times, USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 books in 9 series. She writes sexy contemporary stories full of emotion and suspense. Her focus is mainly cowboy and novels set in Louisiana with a hint of the supernatural. Her aim is to write a story that will make you laugh, cry and swoon. If she can wring those emotions from a reader, she has done her job. Welcome to her world of magic, alpha heroes, sexy cowboys and hot, steamy to-die-for sex. Step into the shoes of her heroines and escape to places where right prevails, love conquers all and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.

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The Letter Left #CoverReveal

The Letter Left
The Healing Hearts Ranch Book 1
by Angela Ford
Genre: YA Sweet Romance 

A story of remembrance, a gift, and a love rediscovered through healing hearts.
Angela Ford takes a different direction this time to bring you a new adult series. A story centered around family, horses, true love, and finding your way from the wise words left to you.
Jack Willows was a great man. He always put others first. He’d taught his granddaughter to do the same. Raine Willows left her grandfather’s farm at eighteen to find her way in life. Seven years later, his death brings her back to the farm and her first love–the boy next door.
An empowering story of healing through horses. A farm that introduced her to the boy next door–Luke Daniels. The one she could never forget, no matter how many years and miles came between them. Grief reunites them, horses help heal their hearts, and gives them an idea to help others. An idea that had been her grandfather’s dream for her. The letter he left, changed the direction of her life and her heart.

Angela resides in Nova Scotia - Canada's Ocean Playground. Inspired by sunsets, the ocean, her family, and books! She is never without a book, whether she's reading or writing. Angela is a bestselling and award-winning author who has been in the Amazon top fifty, Readers' Choice Awards and ScreenCraft. She has over 50 published works in paperback, eBook, audiobook, and foreign translation. An Award of Distinction sparked the idea for her first book 'Closure' that hit Bestselling Action & Adventure, Women's fiction. In between mysteries, Angela writes short contemporary romance. She loves to connect with her readers!

Dog Still Knows Best #Blitz

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Two Angels Guide Their Human Through Grief, Learning & Love
Non-Fiction, Pets, Dogs, Grief, Spiritual Growth
Publisher: Annibury Publishing
Published: April 2019

"Truly heartwarming and inspirational! Dogs Still Know Best is a story of love, loss, the long road to healing, and the anti-fragility of the human spirit" ~ Jedediah McClure, Best Selling Author, Myths of Christianity: A Five Thousand Year Journey To Find The Son Of God

A must-read for dog lovers and anyone who has loved - and lost - a beloved dog! In this touching sequel to Dogs Know Best: Two Dogs’ Training Guide For Humans, follow one woman's very personal account of how two German Shorthaired Pointers sparked her spiritual journey, one that allowed her to open her heart, open her mind and in the process, receive amazing gifts, the biggest one of all being her new love, a sweet little Pointer puppy named Minnie. Along the way, there has been a lot of grief, a lot of learning and an infinite amount of love.

The result is a dramatic shift in perspective about life, grief and embracing a new way of thinking. And with all three of her beloved Pointers by her side, every step of the journey is filled with love and support. In fact, there’s a whole cheering section along for the ride!

On the other side, love is everything.

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Dogs Know Best
Two Dogs’ Training Guide for Humans
Publisher: Annibury Publishing
Published: April 2015

“Fun and inspiring read for anyone who shares their life with a favorite pet.”

“I so often found myself smiling, laughing, or tearing up as I wrote this book because of the incredible lessons I have learned from my two goofballs. Having a companion – much less two – like the ones that inspired me and taught me the lessons included here has absolutely made my life richer. To everyone who reads this book, I wish the same.” ~Angie Salisbury

Sometimes we forget the simple things we can do in our everyday lives that will make us happier. That’s where two wise German Shorthaired Pointers come in. Follow along as Bimmer and Bertram take you on a journey towards greater happiness. “We’ve seen a lot, listened a lot, taught a lot, and learned a lot. We thought it was about time to share our philosophy and lessons on life with all of you humans so that you could have the same incredible life we do. Think of it as our legacy.” These are simple things that people can start doing immediately to live a happier life – a dog’s life!

“The love just jumps off the pages!”

Along the way, you’ll learn lessons about:

- Accepting Yourself & Others

- Persistence Leads to Happiness

- Building Relationships

- Simple Happiness

- Practical Living

You’ll even learn how you can share the life lessons you’ve learned from your favorite teacher (your pet)!

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About the Author

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Angie Salisbury is an author, business writer, editor, speaker, and obsessive dog mom from northeast Ohio. There she shares her life with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Minnie, and husband, Tom. She is an avid reader (no shock there) and loves being outdoors. Angie and Minnie spend countless hours playing ball and doing various scent work activities. Angie is a certified Reiki practitioner, life coach and member of the Dog Writers Association of America.

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Thursday 27 June 2019

Fight Dirty #BookBirthday

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Fight Dirty, an all new standalone romance novel by New York Times bestselling author Emily Goodwin is live!
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Owen Dawson is one of Eastwood’s most eligible bachelors. He could have any woman he wants, but when it comes to settling down, he only has eyes for Charlie Williams, and he blew his chance with her years ago. While Owen is busy trying to convince everyone—and himself—that the playboy life is for him, Charlie is trying to put her life back together.
After discovering her fiancĂ© was cheating on her, Charlie packs her bags, leaves her fancy New York job, and goes back to the one place she never thought she’d return to: home. Determined to start over and stay far, far away from men, the last thing Charlie needs in her life is her first love, Owen…and the old feelings that come rushing back the moment she lays eyes on him.
While Charlie swears to avoid romance of any kind, Owen is willing to do whatever it takes to prove he’s a changed man and win Charlie back…even if it means fighting dirty.
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About Emily:
Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.
Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.
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Quest of Fire: The Gathering Dark #BlogTour

Poet of the Heart Tour and Giveaway

The Poet of the Heart
by LaNona Walker
Genre: Poetry

People can fade away, rose petals can be crushed and things can be lost, but at least you’ll remember how it was. The Poet of The Heart is a poetry collection that touches everything the heart can feel, hope for, cherish, and even regret. In a collection of poems ranging from romantic to heart-wrenching, LaNona Walker dives into her passions and writes from the heart. Fragmented pieces of dreams and losses combine to bring you a touching series of stories that have deeper meanings in their rhymes and lyrics.

**On Sale for only .99 cents June 27th – July 4th!!!**

First excerpt: Two Halves

There were two of them, And they were everything between sailors and astronauts. Always together, never separate. Which one was real, no one knew. One or the other? Harder to pick, than you would think. The better part of the other: He the body, and she the heart. The brother, the oldest of the two, Was the strong and willful one. The one that stood up, That lead and protected, that spoke for the two of them. The sister, the frailer of the two, Was the quiet and kind one. The one that was patient, That followed and cared, that cared for both of them. Twins with different minds, But both one half of the other. One like the sun, And one like the moon. One lighter where the other was darker. Which was which? No one could tell. But regardless, soon one would leave the other behind- To be whole by themselves.

Second excerpt: The Dance of Fire and Rain
He chose the fire, And she chose the rain.
He swore he’d set the world on fire- Just for her. But she was by nature- The flood that would put it out. He wouldn’t stop, and she couldn’t go anywhere. So the fire and the rain danced. Until the fire burned out, and the rain disappeared. The flames rose higher and higher, And the teardrops of the sky fell. The fire and the rain danced, Until both were nothing. Just embers and smoke, Nothing more and nothing less.

LaNona Walker is a book-aholic and major coffee drinker. When she’s not jotting stories down or getting lost in books, she can be found baking delicious treats while jamming to music or re-watching movies (mostly Marvel) with her Pug. Or getting dragged away from a bookstore by family members and friends.

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