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Order your Bionics Series ‘Revolution” T-shirt!

I’m so excited about my first ever Teespring campaign. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Teespring is simply a site that allows sellers to create custom products and sell them using their platform. I think Bionics Series fans will love the ‘revolution’ tee, which comes in three styles: unisex v-neck, ladies tank top, and ladies form-fitting tee. We only need 15 t-shirts reserved by September 1st in order for the shirts to be printed and shipped. The great thing about Teespring is that your credit card isn’t charged until the day the campaign ends, and only if we reach our goal of 15 shirts. Head on over to Teespring and get your Revolution shirt before they’re all gone!

 

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Author Spotlight on LB Dunbar

Hi everyone. Today I am spotlighting Author L.B. Dunbar. She is the author of the Sensations Collection. Book 1, Sound Advice, is available now. Book 2, Taste Test, will be released on September 2nd.
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Sound Advice (Sensations Collection #1) By L.B. Dunbar
Kindle Edition Published by author June 2014
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“Nana’s Rules to Live By”

Gentlemen should always open the door for a lady.

I was busy and I didn’t have time for a vacation, let alone a weekend away. When a frantic phone call from an old neighbor brought me to my grandmother’s summer home, I wasn’t prepared for an extended stay. And I especially wasn’t prepared for the man holding the door open to the radio repair shop who made a lasting first impression.
In attempts at a relationship, a gentleman should always make the first move.
Calling Jess Carter’s clenched jaw and denim-colored eyes part of his standoffish manner was an understatement. His brooding exterior bordered on being downright rude. From the moment I bumped into him, quite literally, our lives began to intertwine in a way that made me question what I wanted.
Children should be seen and not heard.
Jess had secrets and I was determined to get to the bottom of them. Even he didn’t know the solutions to all his problems, I wanted to help. In doing so, I might have drawn too close to the truth, forcing Jess to risk something he wasn’t sure he could chance again. I had decisions to make for myself and it’s hard to know whose advice to take when so many questions remain unanswered.
The first novel in the Sensations Collection visits small town romance filled with big hearts. Sweet, sexy, summertime.

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Welcome L.B. Dunbar. Please tell the readers about yourself.
I was raised in East Lansing, Michigan, a university town (Michigan State University), but moved to Chicago when I was 22 and have lived here longer. Chicago is where I call home with my husband and four children (who are all teenagers). In my free time, I love to read, but writing has taken over much of that time as well. I started writing in general because I was caught up reading too much of the same thing. I wanted a story a bit different.
What was your inspiration to write Sound Advice?
Stranger than fiction, as the cliché goes, is how this tale started for me as the author. Everyone has a story. This one is based on a man I never met. It was looking upon a tall, longish haired man as he picked up his sun bleached little girl at a small town festival that I was inspired for this fictional story. It was the way he stood, looking, but not really watching, his daughter on the kiddie ride. The way he clenched his jaw in concentration, then picked her up by her arms with strength and slung her on his hip. She wrapped her arms around his neck and you knew there was love between the flower-print-dressed girl and the brooding young man. It was actually my husband who called him an interesting character and it sparked my imagination for a romance.
This story was hurriedly typed on my computer (in 2009) then put on hold. The following year when I returned to the small town, there he was in the crowd with a year older daughter. Out of hundreds, it was astonishing to recognize him again. We still never met and the story I invented of him remained on my flash drive. Another year, another chance sighting on the midway of rides again in Elk Rapids, this time waiting for his daughter as she climbed the rock wall. I felt like a stalker and could not believe I had seen him again out of all the nights the town held activities and the thousands of people who come to this small town to celebrate the harbor. But it was three years after I first saw this man, as I was standing outside the local ice cream shop, and he rode up on his bike with friends, stopping two feet away from me, when I felt the need to take my chances and send out this story. We have still never met. And I’m sure this is not his story.
Did it start out being a collection of did it grow from Sound Advice?
It definitely did not start as a collection. It started as a writing exercise to get the story out of my head. I didn’t think it would go anywhere, but my computer. But when I opened the document again in 2013, and started to edit and review the story, a new story blossomed. I had been playing with the idea of writing a story that was Beauty and the Beast in nature, but the woman was the beast and the man a beauty. Taste Test was born, connecting the Carter and Scott families, and from Taste Test, book 3 (Fragrance Free) and book 4 (Touch Screen) followed almost immediately. In two months, I had written three books. Book 5 (Sight Words) is still a work in progress.
Tell us about your next book in the Sensations Collection and when will it be out.
Taste Test is the next book in the Sensations Collection, due to release September 2. This story is primarily Ethan Scott’s POV as the boy-after. After a traumatic event happens to a girl, how can you be the boy after? Ethan doesn’t know what has happened to Ella Scott; she’s scarred both physically and emotionally, but he becomes determined to find out her secrets. Ella has other plans at first.
What is your writing style?
I type everything on a laptop, but if the inspiration hits and I have an idea, I jot it down on scrap paper. I try to be better about that because I always lose the papers. I use my phone or ipad notes function quite a bit to take down one-liners or concepts so I don’t forget them. I have typed chapters at work (don’t tell my boss) if the inspiration really hits and I use google docs for those moments.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
This summer has been the summer of indie author discovery. I love Mia Sheridan and Penelope Ward. My long standing favorites are Jay Crowner, Kylie Scott, Samantha Young and Sophie Jordan. I will read anything these ladies write. I also love Katie McGarry and Jennifer Armentrout (writing as J. Lynn). These are all NA authors.
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Sound Advice is a contemporary romance with Emily Post and Jess Carter as the main focus. However in my opinion the real story is Katie Carter, Jess’ daughter. Katie’s mother, Debbie, abandoned her at a young age scarring Katie. Debbie simply walked out, moved to Chicago, and served Jess with divorce papers. She never looked back. After that traumatic experience, Katie stopped talking. Completely. Not even a giggle or a scream passed her lips. Through patience, love and kindness Emily teaches Katie sign language. While it is not the same as speaking out loud, it is a start. And of course this brings together Emily and Jess.
My favorite character in Sound Advice is Katie Carter. Her innocence and sadness just broke my heart. This novel is so much more than a romance. It is also about family bonds, friendships, selflessness and healing. This doesn’t just apply to Katie either.
This is author L.B. Dunbar’s first published novel. She does a brilliant job of pulling the reader into the story. Her description of Nana’s home painted a beautiful picture in my mind. It was so easy to see myself sitting on Nana’s porch sipping lemonade. I look forward to reading other works by Mrs. Dunbar.

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Excerpt from Sound Advice
I lay on my bed in Nana’s house with my dress and shoes still on. I was curled up with my hands under the pillow and my knees pulled up under my chest. I had taken off Nana’s sweater due to the heat of the luncheon next door, and I stared out the window at a lone morning dove cooing on the phone line.
I never heard the back door click open or someone walk up the stairs. I had just closed my eyes when I felt someone sit down on the edge of the bed behind me. As I turned in surprise, I saw Jess sitting opposite me. He wasn’t looking at me and I resumed my original position.
“How are you doing?” he asked me.
“What do you want?” I responded, harsher than I intended.
“I want to know how you’re doing.” I knew without looking at him that he was clenching his jaw in that way he had and was probably pinching the bridge of his nose.
“I’m fine. Thank you,” I said formally.
“Katie misses you.”
“I miss her too.”
There was silence after this comment and I waited a moment before I spoke.
“I don’t need your sympathy, Jess. I told you it wasn’t your fault.”
“I’m not here out of guilt.”
“Then why are you here?”
He didn’t answer.
“I can’t do this right now, Jess. You’ve made yourself clear. Please go away.”
I heard the side of the bed rise as Jess stood up. I waited again and heard him cross the short space to the bedroom door. Silently, tears slipped down my face and I briskly wiped them away. The room was silent before I felt the bed creak behind me again. Arms suddenly came up around me and I felt Jess’ body pressed into my back.
“I’m not leaving,” he whispered into my ear.
More tears rolled down my face as his hand moved along my arm and I cradled my hand in his. I closed my eyes again and wiped my face with my other hand. With his free hand, Jess began stroking my hair. He had removed it from the twist I had it in, and he was combing it out with his fingers. When he was done with that, he let go of my hand and began to rub my back. Gentle fingers massaged my neck and shoulders down the center of my back, moving lower to its base. It took a while, but I finally relaxed. I knew under better circumstances I would have been on fire under his intimate touch, but now I was so tired and drained that I gave into the comfort, not the temptation, of his touch. I felt him tracing something on my back. Letters possibly, spelling something maybe. It felt like an I…but I was drifting off to sleep.
Hours passed and it was pitch black when I woke. Jess was still on the bed with me, but there had been a shift. I no longer had on my shoes, which was the first thing I consciously noticed. I also noticed that I was no longer cradled into Jess, but more like sprawled on top of him. I raised my head slightly to take in our new position, and leaned on him to see how we had twisted in the night. Jess was flat on his back with my hand up inside of his t-shirt, touching hot, rippled abdominal skin. His oxford shirt was unbuttoned, lying open. I had one leg hiked over Jess’ leg, so my dress was raised up to below my hip, exposing my thigh, which Jess had his hand on. I looked down at his sleeping face and realized I was practically on top of him. Hurriedly, I disentangled myself and leapt to one side of the bed. In embarrassment, I pulled down the skirt of my dress and realized one of the spaghetti straps had broken.
Jess propped up on his elbows and looked around the room, sleepily.
“What time is it?”
“I have no idea. Late.” I was kneeling awkwardly on one side of the bed. I could hear the sounds of the night outside the window. Crickets chirped softly and creatures squeaked through the yard. It took me a moment to process that, no, I had not been drinking, and no, nothing happened between Jess and I. He lay back down and smoothed his uncontained hair before he spoke.
“You okay?”
“I think I was draped all over you.”
“Um… I noticed.” Without seeing his face, I knew he was smiling a lopsided smile and when I covered my own face with my hands in embarrassment, in my mind’s eye I could see his hidden dimple. Jess rolled off the opposite side of the bed and reached down for his shoes.
“Don’t sweat it,” he said with his half-crooked smile. The heat of his voice was seductive and it sent a shiver down me. I shook a little.
“Are you cold?”
“No.”
“I should go. You know, before the neighbors talk.” He smiled again.
“Oh, I bet it’s too late for that.” I giggled. “But you have Katie to think about.”
He didn’t answer and my comment added a tension that wasn’t in the air a moment ago.
“Leave before I do something I’ll regret,” I whispered, trying to make light of the situation.
“Oh, that might tempt me more to stay,” he said, low and dangerous.
“Just go.” I laughed.
“Alright, alright. You don’t have to be so pushy.”
I lay down on my back and laughed. “I always am.”
Jess stood looking down at me. “Good night, Emily.” I rolled onto my side to see him walk out the door for real this time.
“Good night, Jess.” I felt that new growing desire move through my body as he went down the stairs.
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Sneak Peek at Taste Test, Book 2, Sensations Collection

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In a modern twist of fairy tales, what if the beast is a woman instead of a man?
Ethan Scott
I was about to find out when a mysterious job led to the secluded home of a horror novelist. I’d lost everything: my scholarship, my education, and my way. In denial of my family inheritance, I took the unusual employment as a chance out of a hole, but I found myself buried in the unknown trauma of another situation much deeper.
Ella Vincentia
I had changed my name and my address to keep myself hidden, but my scars were more than physical. Living as a recluse in the woods, I was used to being alone, so I wasn’t happy when a certain someone was always in my space. Our first encounter was less than pleasant and tension continued at every attempt to tame me.
Secrets
I knew she was keeping secrets and I wanted to help, but she was cutting me down and cutting me off every time she opened her mouth. Our frustration with one another grew until a misunderstanding changed everything. How can I be the next guy after something so tragic? It was a challenge I wasn’t sure I was willing to take.
Add LB Dunbar’s Taste Test to your TBR list today.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22684294-taste-test?ac=1

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L.B. Dunbar loves to read to the point it might be classified as an addiction. The past few years especially she has relished the many fabulous YA authors, the new genre of New Adult, traditional romances, and historical romances. A romantic at heart, she’s been accused of having an overactive imagination, as if that was a bad thing. When not reading, she’s usually driving one of her four growing children somewhere. She grew up in Michigan, but has lived in Chicago for longer, calling it home with her husband and children.
In Her Own Words
I’d like to say I was always a writer. I’d also like to say that I wrote every day of my life since a child. That I took the teaching advice I give my former students because writing every day improves your writing. I’d like to say I have my ten-thousand hours that makes me a proficient writer. But I can’t say any of those things. I did dream of writing the “Great American Novel” until one day a friend said: Why does it have to be great? Why can’t it just be good and tell a story?
As a teenager, I wrote your typical love-angst poetry that did occasionally win me an award and honor me with addressing my senior high school class at our Baccalaureate Mass. I didn’t keep a journal because I was too afraid my mom would find it in the mattress where I kept my copy of Judy Blume’s Forever that I wasn’t allowed to read as a twelve year old.
I can say that books have been my life. I’m a reader. I loved to read the day I discovered “The Three Bears” as a first grader, and ever since then, the written word has been my friend. Books were an escape for me. An adventure to the unknown. A love affair I’d never know. I could be lost for hours in a book.
So why writing now? I had a story to tell. It haunted me from the moment I decided if I just wrote it down it would go away. But it didn’t. Three years after writing the first draft, a sign (yes, I believe in them) told me to fix up that draft and work the process to have it published. That’s what I did. But one story let to another, and another, and another. Then a new idea came into my head and a new storyline was created.
I was accused (that’s the correct word) of having an overactive imagination as a child, as if that was a bad thing. I’ve also been accused of having the personality of a Jack Russell terrier, full of energy, unable to relax, and always one step ahead. What can I say other than I have stories to tell and I think you’ll like them. If you don’t, that’s okay. We all have our book boyfriends. We all have our favorites. Whatever you do, though, take time for yourself and read a book.
L.B. Dunbar
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New Release: Sweet Contradiction by Peggy Martinez

NEW RELEASE from Crimson Tree Publishing:

SWEET CONTRADICTION by Peggy Martinez
AVAILABLE TODAY!
Genre: New Adult Sweet Romance
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Content Rating: Mature 

 

When Beth Michaels hightailed it out of the hole-in-the-road town she grew up in, she only had two goals. One—get as far away as quickly as possible, and two—never set foot in her parent’s home again. But when she receives a heart breaking call from her childhood best friend, Jen, she has no choice but to turn her ’56 Ford pickup back in the direction of Salem, Missouri to attend a funeral. 

There’s a new local in town when Beth arrives, and suddenly, it ain’t all that easy for her to remember her rules for dating.
#1. Cookie-cutter-perfect guys ain’t her type.
#2. Tie wearin’ and church frequentin’ is an automatic dismissal.
#3. Most importantly, never date anyone from small minded, conservative, Bible-thumping towns like Salem.
Unfortunately, Matthew Wright breaks all her rules and then some.
Matt might be from a small town and have small town values, but that doesn’t mean he fits into a little slot of Beth’s preconceived notions. After all, ever so often good guys are good. Now if he could just convince Beth to let go of her past and give him a chance, he’s pretty sure there’s a whole lotta sweet under that prickly exterior.
His own … Sweet Contradiction.

 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Peggy Martinez is the author of The Sweet Contradiction Series, which was picked up by Crimson Tree Publishing in early 2014 and is scheduled to release under this new imprint in the Summer of 2014. Martinez’s New Adult Contemporary Romance series will include Sweet Contradiction, Perfect Contradiction and Beautiful Contradiction.
When not writing, Peggy can be found spending time at home with her husband, her teen son and four little girls. She loves reading, writing, soap making, aromatherapy, gangster movies, prepping for the zombie apocalypse and downing insane amounts of Twizzlers and Kazoozles.
As if being a wife and homeschooling mom of five doesn’t keep her busy enough, Peggy Martinez is a full time Author who has six published books, including The Time Warper Series and State of Decay. Peggy’s dream is to own a small homestead where she can raise some chickens along with her five kids, tend to a large garden and one day take her dream vacation’s to Ireland, Greece and Scotland.

 

 

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The Bionics Series is going on a virtual tour!

Bookmark Bionics FrontI am so excited about the Bionics Series Virtual Blog Tour, which starts today! I’d like to thank the awesome bloggers who signed up to host the tour. Every day between now and September 6, the series will visit a different blog (some days more than one!). I’ll be doing some interviews, guest blogging about some cool topics, and some of the blogs will be posting reviews of the books. Follow along with the tour and be sure to enter the giveaway I’m hosting for an entire collection of The Bionics Series books in paperback.

Tour Schedule

August 25
Avid Reader Amy’s Reviews (Spotlight Post and Guest Blog)
The Lucius Flux (Interview)

Book Lover (Review)

August 26
Raven Night Book Review (Interview)
Krystal Klear Book Reviews (Spotlight)
Authors and Their Books (Review)

August 27
Mythical Books (Interview)

 

August 28

Little Shop of Readers (Spotlight)

2 Girls and a Book (Spotlight, Review, Guest Blog)

August 29
The Wonderings of One Person (Spotlight, Guest Blog, Interview)
Tanya’s Book Nook (Review)

August 30
Band of Dystopian Authors and Fans (Spotlight, Interview)
Horror Tree (Guest Blog)
September 1
Sister Sinister Speaks (Spotlight, Review, Guest Blog)

Ebook Addicts (Spotlight, Review)

September 3
Jeni’s Bookshelf (Spotlight, Review, Guest Blog)

September 4
Mom of 2 Book Reviews (Spotlight & Review)
SBM Book Obsession (Spotlight & Guest Blog)
September 5
Wendy’s Bookcase (Spotlight & Review)
Trips Down Imagination Road (Guest Blog)
Steamy Book Mama (Review)

Paranormal Tendencies (Spotlight)

 

September 6

Mostly Reviews (Review, Interview)

Word Forward (Spotlight, Guest Blog)

Imaginative Dreams (Spotlight, Review)

 


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covergifTitle: Raven
Series: Legends Saga # 2
Author: Stacey Rourke
Audience: NA Paranormal
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Formats: E-book and Paperback  
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Cover by: Najla Qamber Designs
Editor: Melissa Ringsted
Expected Date of Publishing: Sept 22, 2014
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An infamous love, destined nevermore,
For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.
Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be coming to pass with handsome Wall Street Midas Ridley Peolte as their unwilling target?
She walks the Earth, a plague on mankind,
searching for he, her rotted heart doth pine.
Together, the two unknowingly release a dark force death itself could not tame. Surrounded by the unrelenting violence and mayhem they’ve unleashed, Ireland feels her control over the Horseman slipping. Before the beast within consumes her, she and her crew must follow the clues of the dead to right a centuries’ old wrong. Will it be enough to sate the Horseman’s appetite?
Hell hath no fury like a ghoul scorned.
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authorgifThe Gryphon Series is written by Stacey Rourke. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects. The Gryphon Series is available wherever fine books are sold.
Contact Info: Visit the author at www.staceyrourke.com
Twitter @Rourkewrites
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Cover Reveal
Who We Were
A Contemporary Romance Novel
By Christy Sloat

Christy Sloat usually dives into the paranormal realm when it comes to her books. She gave us; The Past Lives Series and her bestselling trilogy, The Visitors Series. But one night she was trying to sleep and ignore the idea of a book that was beginning to haunt her. She threw off the covers and decided to write the layout of Who We Were, a novel about a young girl who finds out how one simple alteration in her summer could change her life forever.
Sloat wrote the book in under three months and is very happy to be able to say she has added a contemporary romance to her line up of books.
Here is the long awaited cover for Who We Were. Get the standalone novel September 15th published by Anchor Group Publishing.

 




About Who We Were


“Who we were had washed away with the summer. Who we are was yet to be seen.”
Summer school at Alcott High was only supposed to gain Sadie Peters extra credit, nothing more. Her goal wasn’t to make friends, or gain the attention of the most popular football player, yet she managed both. Her life was cruising along on course … until that summer.
Could a simple stint in a different school change her identity completely and introduce her to love for the first time? How would that affect her relationship with Lily, her best friend?
Hopefully their friendship was strong enough to make it through the tumultuous summer. Sadie learns that great things come with change, but sometimes memories of the past are hardest to part with.
The Book Goes on Sale September 15, 2014
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Queen of Someday by Sherry Ficklin (Video Trailer Reveal)

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I am super excited to finally reveal the book trailer for

Queen of Someday: A Stolen Empire Novel

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

 

 


What people are saying about Queen of Someday:

 

“Love, betrayal, adventure and hard decisions that have no “right answer”… Russian Court is an exercise in “survival of the fittest” and Queen of Someday is a beautiful start to the journey of an innocent young girl growing into one of the greatest leaders of all time.” ~June Stevens, author
“I was caught hook, line and sinker with this novel about a young girl’s battle in a world that seems perfect on the surface, but is sinister and twisted underneath. I think one of the reasons I loved this book so much is because there was no fantasy or paranormal element the book. I would have loved it just as much if there had been, but to see that somewhere seemingly so safe could be so deadly, without a hint of magic or witchcraft, was haunting.” ~Bonfire Book Reviews
“Queen of Someday” is a guilty pleasure read. Just like CW shows and Lifetime movies, it’s full of drama, scandal and betrayal. And I just couldn’t look away. I found myself gasping and grinning maniacally at every turn. Sophie’s schemes delighted me in a way that made me question my own sanity. I enjoyed “Queen of Someday” in the same way that one enjoys CW shows; the melodrama is strangely addictive, but I’m embarrassed to admit exactly how much I enjoyed it.” ~The Nerdy Journalist reviews

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Can’t wait to see more? Queen of Someday is available for pre-order here, and will be available everywhere October 7th 2014.

*The footage is courtesy of KK Studios, and the layout and transitions are by Courtney Knuckles and Clean Teen Publishing.


My website has a new look!

If you’ve visited here before, this may all seem unfamiliar to you, but I promise it’s still the same place! Please bear with me as I work to transfer all the information to my new, very purple and fabulous website. I hope you’ll be as comfortable in my new home as I am … and there will be so many more new things to come once I get the basics laid out again.

 

Hugs and love,

Alicia