Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Author, author.... #giveaway all about it !!!

Today we have the pleasure
 of getting to know

Laura DeLuca

Hi Laura, can you tell us a little about yourself?

I live at the Jersey Shore with my husband, Timmie, and my four kids whose ages range from 1 through 12. In addition to being a writer, I am also a mom blogger and we own a restaurant at the Jersey Shore.

What or who initially inspired you to become a writer?

 I always wanted to be a writer, but it was Christopher Pike who inspired me to write YA. I loved him as a teenager and he remains one of my favorite authors to this day.


What kind of research do you do for a novel and how extensive do you get?

 Most of my research comes from reading. For Morrigan, I read at least a dozen books on Celtic myth. I also use search engines a lot. When I wanted to describe the castle, I pulled up a picture of Blarney Castle.


Do you have a special place you like to do your writing?

 If I have the opportunity, I love to write out in nature, especially at the beach.


As a reader, what types of works do you like to read and do you think they influence the genre/genres you write in?

 I love historical and paranormal books and it definitely influences my work, though I tend to read only adult novels and not YA anymore.  


What is your favorite method of in laptop, desktop, Ipad or the old fashioned pencil and paper??

 I am probably one of the only authors left who still hand writes my first draft. After that, I use my desktop computer to type it out and make revisions.


When you need a break or some time off from the trials of being a writer, what can you be found doing?

Walking on the beach or nature trails, meditating, or taking a bubble bath.


Is there anything about yourself nobody knows that you would like to share with our readers??

 I’m afraid my real life is pretty boring, and I don’t have many secrets worth sharing.  One thing that not that many people know is that I’m really into past lives and have had several successful regressions.

For fun, I have a few personal questions,  
Your Favorite 5 
1) Favorite color –  Green
2) Favorite dessert – Tiramisu
3) Favorite Season –Fall
4) Favorite sad song-  My Heart Will Go On (Yes, I know its corny)
5) Favorite Romantic movie – Titanic

And a bonus, what is your ideal romantic vacation??  

Since I live at the Jersey Shore, my whole life is a vacation, but I would really like to go to Ireland. Doesn’t have to be romantic though. Hubby can stay home with the kids.


Where can our readers find you?? 





Amazon author page:



Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?

Shuffled from place to place in the foster system, Morrigan doesn't know the meaning of home. Plus, she is different. She has power over fire, the ability to move objects with her mind,  and glimpse into the future. Just when she believes her life can’t get any stranger, she discovers her true identity.
Filtiarn, a knight with a dark past and a surprising secret, has been tasked with guiding the heir of Tír Na NÓg through countless perils to be returned to her family. Once Morrigan has been reunited with her mother and grandmother, their triad can save the forgotten land of magic from being devoured by an ancient evil.

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Morrigan took out a white candle and a stick of dragon blood incense, and set them up in the corner of the room. She sat cross-legged, and leaned forward to light them. No matches were necessary. No lighter either. She simply touched her finger to the end of the wick, and with an iridescent spark, the candle flickered to life. It shone at first with a bright blue flame that gradually settled into a more normal orange. It was the same with the incense—another reason why she preferred not to have an audience.
She stared into the candle for a moment, and took a few deep breaths to clear her mind of all thoughts but those of the magic she intended to perform. Danu and Dagda sat on either side of her, instantly falling into silence, as though they knew she needed her complete concentration. Their energy beside her only seemed to add to the growing sense of power that charged the room.
Morrigan closed her eyes and began to shuffle the cards. As she did, she allowed her breathing to become more even. A silence filled the room as the rest of the mortal world fell away. Soon the only sound she heard was the light thump of her own heartbeat, echoed by the quicker, fast paced beat of the cats’ hearts. She wasn’t sure how much time passed as the cards slipped through her fingers. It might have been minutes. It might have been hours. When she allowed herself to fall into a trance, time became insubstantial, irrelevant.
The tarot cards were so old; the designs on the back were almost completely worn away. She had to shuffle gently to keep them from crumbling to pieces in her hands. Yet they held a power that she knew no newer cards could offer her. As she shuffled them, she focused her energy into them, silently requesting to be given the answers she was seeking.  She allowed the image of her mother to fill her mind. When she finally felt the cards had fallen into the order they were meant to be in, she placed the deck face down on the floor, and cut them with her right hand. Then, taking one last, calming breath, she lifted the top card from the pile. With a trembling hand, she laid it down and read it.
 “Wheel of Fortune,” she said aloud.
In the center of card was a wheel. As she stared at the picture, that wheel seemed to turn clockwise. The movements made her feel slightly dizzy. The bedroom around her became more and more surreal.  The scene on the card became her reality. The figure of the sphinx that sat on top of the turning wheel looked so very real. It might have turned its head to look at her. Its lips may or may not have moved. Morrigan swore she heard a deep, resonating voice whispering the meaning of the card into her ear. Destiny approaching. An unexpected and sudden change was coming—change that could lead to good fortune.
It was the card of fate and karma returned. It meant that she needed to be prepared—to expect the unexpected. Morrigan knew the cards were telling her something was going to happen—and soon. Her destiny, whatever it was, was about to be realized. Even if it did bring fortune, it still scared her to death. She considered packing up the cards right then and there. Her rational mind had every intention of doing just that. Her hands didn’t get the message her brain was sending. Before she knew what she was doing, she had already flipped over the second card.
“The Empress,” she whispered. She exhaled deeply. “My mother.”
It was the only interpretation imaginable. Even as she said it, the pregnant woman, crowned with stars and adorned in a gown decorated with pomegranates, turned to her and smiled. She was no longer a vague featureless stranger, but the same woman Morrigan had sketched earlier that day—a face that mirrored her own. It was an older version of herself, which she saw in the reflection in the nearby full length mirror, had turned chalk white.
The Empress was a symbol of maternal power—of strong feminine influence. But could it mean that her mother was returning? She had never allowed herself to consider such a possibility. To dwell on something so unlikely would have been too painful. But now, with just the flip of a card, she found herself daring to dream. There was only one way to find out for sure. She had to keep going with the reading.
 “Six of Cups.”
The third card in the spread represented her past, and even her immediate present. The six of cups specifically symbolized childhood, and she was, technically, still a child. But she had a feeling that her childhood was about to end quite abruptly. The cups in the picture were lined up across a high stone wall, each cup holding the memories of her past.
Her past. It was nothing but a childhood filled with longing—longings which were perhaps about to be fulfilled. She visualized herself taking each cup down from the wall, and pouring the troubling memories away. It was time to start fresh. A new world was about to open up for her. She had known it as soon as she had seen the image of her mother’s face. But what would that world be like? What was waiting for her in the future?
Morrigan turned over the fourth card.
“The Knight of Wands.”
The man on the horse carrying the staff had her baffled. Not because she didn’t know its normal meaning, but because as she stared at the card, it began to take on the physical attributes of the knight in her drawings. He had the same long dreadlocks, the same bewitching stare, even the same cocky smile. The familiarity did not cancel out the meaning of the card. The knight of wands was representative of a dark man filled with a kind of honey-tongued charm. He was also fiery and arrogant, a man with a definite possibility of a dark side. If the knight of wands was coming into her life, she knew she needed to proceed with caution.
She thought she was done with the fourth card, and was preparing to move on to the next, when once again, she found she had lost control of her body. This time, her hands refused to move, while her eyes forced their way back to the knight in the card. She watched as the long haired stranger began to move forward—wandering over various landscapes, some high mountains, some meadows and fields ripe for the harvest. He kept looking back over his shoulder, as though he were speaking to someone. He was on a journey, and he wasn’t alone. Morrigan didn’t need to see his companion to know who it must be.
So, her journey would soon begin, and she wouldn’t be traveling alone. She would have a guide. Whether or not that would be a good thing was another question best left to the cards to answer. The next card told her nothing she didn’t already know.
“The Moon,” she said. “Caution.”
It was a scary card. It warned of tricks and illusions. The two howling wolves that stood under the moon looked back at her menacingly, growling, showing their pointed fangs in a snarl. For the first time since she began the reading, Danu and Dagda made their presence known by lifting their heads and hissing threateningly in the direction of the beasts.
Even the cats sensed it. The journey she was about to embark on wouldn’t be all fun and family reunions. There would be obstacles and deceit, most likely from people she thought could be trusted. The moon was a sign that danger was certainly awaiting her. In was an ominous omen.
She hushed the hissing cats, and gave them each a gentle stroke to try to settle them down, though she was far from settled herself. Again she felt the urge to stop the spread. Her instincts were telling her that no good was going to come out of this reading. She was only going to scare herself. She should never have done it in the first place. When would she learn that sometimes it was best to let life play out without interference or prophetic warnings? Then again, she knew that to be forewarned might be her only advantage. So with more bravery than she felt, Morrigan flipped over the final card.
 “No . . . .” she gasped when she looked down at the terrible, skeletal face. “Oh no.”
She should have known. She thought a part of her did know even before she glanced down at the gruesome scene—a skeleton with a scythe in a field of body parts. With the divination going in the direction it was, what else could be the final outcome?
“Death,” she whispered. “Death.”
She knew that in most cases, the death card was a symbol of personal transformation rather than literal death. But a deeper sense of understanding told her that this time the card was meant to be taken literally. She saw only glimpses and shadows in her mind. Brief flashes of faces, some familiar, like her mother and the knight—some still strangers, like a beautiful, almost angelic blonde woman in a flowing white gown. But around them all, including herself, she saw the shadows of death.
Morrigan felt decidedly shaky as she gathered up her tarot cards. She placed them securely in the bottom of her bag just as she heard the door downstairs slam shut. The reading hadn’t made everything as crystal clear as she had hoped, but one thing was certain. Her whole life was about to change.
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Author, author... all about it !!

Today we have Andrew P. Weston with us...

Hi Andrew, so great to have you here with us.  Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I was born in a little town called Bearwood in the UK. As the name suggests, it was an area of sweeping forests and woodlands (once home to thousands of bears) and was all that remained of the mighty Forest of Arden of Middle-Ages fame.

My family was 5th generation military, (Royal Navy), and with that kind of heritage, it was almost a foregone conclusion which way my life would unfold.

Sure enough, despite being very creative and an avid sportsperson, I joined the military. I was originally accepted into the Navy on a 5 year ‘electronics and navigation’ accelerated promotion course. However, I changed my mind with only a month until enlistment and joined the Royal Marines instead.

Life was “interesting” to say the least, and I ended up serving in a specialist unit that travelled to all sorts of wonderful places around the world. Unfortunately, my work prevented me from enjoying those places – apart from the jungles of South America – which I loved.

Just under 9 years later, I joined the Police Service in the South West of the UK, and went on to serve in a number of diverse roles, (high speed pursuit driver, motorcyclist etc), and then later within Crime Intelligence.

Despite my rough and ‘thuggish’ exterior, I love drawing, poetry, gardening and dancing, and a huge animal lover – especially cats.

An accident at work ended my career earlier than intended, but that gave me time to devote myself to the writing I’d wanted to do for quite a number of years.


Do real life events find their way into your stories?

Certainly! In Guardian Angels – the first person rescued was a little boy who runs out in front of a truck. That was inspired by a true-life fatal accident I attended as a police officer. It was a heart-rending incident, and something I never forgot. In fact, it was one of many incidents that helped me create the Guardian Concept – a Global Emergency Rescue Service, capable of responding to events far more quickly than anything available today!

Do you ever mimic family members or people you know when you choose characters?

Oh yes indeed. In Guardian Angels, a main character who will develop throughout the books is Guardian Commander Anatt Yasin. You look at her – you’ll meet my wife! Ha ha. (At last – I can get her to do what I want!) (You do realize I’m a dead man for saying that? – Good-bye cruel world) J

Do you find yourself going back to the same inspiration for each story or is it always something different?

For me, it’s always something different. My head is crammed full of ideas from all sorts of ‘triggers’ throughout an eventful life. I struggle to find the time to get them all down.

When do you write?  Early morning? During the day sometime or all day?  After the kids go to bed?
During the summer, I work as a security officer at a hotel here on Kos. So it’s very difficult to find quality time. However, as from November, I’m going to try writing ‘full time’ for 6 months. I will write in the mornings, 6 days a week and conduct my research/checks, etc, for an hour or two in the afternoons. That will ensure my wife gets my undivided attention regularly…as she deserves for supporting me J

How do you feel about marketing your book?

Honestly? I’d love to know how to do it better. I don’t really have a clue how to do it ‘properly’.

What social sites do you feel work best for marketing?

Facebook and Twitter. But any suggestions – I’m game!

Do you like to pitch stories to your publisher or do you wait until you have written the story and have a final manuscript to turn in?

I usually finish the manuscript, and then see what they think. However, for the forthcoming Cambion Series, I was asked to submit a pitch. I did, for a series of 3 books. Then I was blown away when the pitch was accepted! Needless to say, I got busy writing.

Is there any other genre that you would love to try writing?  If so, what is it?

Steampunk! Just having the audacity to mix history with sci-fi/fantasy is a huge challenge. I’ve got a concept in mind, so, when the main series I’m currently committed to are complete, I might give it a try!

Do you always/ever see yourself as the heroine/hero when you write a story?

I always try to put something of myself into the main character. That way, I can appreciate how they would react under any given set of circumstances. (I could end up being psychoanalyzed here eh?)


Just for fun, I have a few personal questions, 

Favorite 5
1)    Favorite Male Actor  - Tommy Lee Jones
2)    Favorite vehicle – BMW 530d M Sport. (sigh).
3)    Favorite way to relax – Meditating in the garden with the cats or watching a movie.
4)    Favorite ice cream – I love chocolate and vanilla nut big cones
5)    Favorite outfit – My Batman and Tutu combo with flippers! A must when you want to make the right impression. (For really important meetings, I also add a comedy mustache!)

And for a bonus:  If you could pick any place in the world to live, besides where you are now, where would it be?  (Of course, without the hindrance of jobs or money needed)
Seriously? Now I’m writing, the U.S.A. Probably Texas. I have friends there I’ve visited in the past and it’s the right place to be to make contacts, attend events, and ensure the right marketing takes place. Where I am now…although idyllic, is the twilight zone of the world. (And I DEFINITELY want to go on a journey…)


Where can our readers find you?? 
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Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?
Thank you.

Guardian Angels.

In a series of terrifying events, otherworldly beings intervene to save innocent lives. The world community reacts with relief as they realize that angels may in fact exist, and they are diligently protecting us.

But there are those who would seek to stop what they feel is a threat against their livelihoods. How far will some go to battle the Guardians? Is the fairy tale over before it even begins?

Guardian Angels is a powerful and compelling story about the catalyst that has the power to unite society in the hope for a better future. The spark of hope is fragile—can it last?   Paperback  &  ebook   Paperback   &   ebook
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Andrew thanks so much for being with us today and can't wait to read Guardian Angels !!

Readers, make sure you get your copy today !!

Until next time, happy reading!!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Take Me Home, Cowboy

Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Author, author... Valerie Mann + a #giveway all about it !!

Today we have the ever wonderful Valerie Mann....

Hi Valerie, so great to have you here with us.  Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hmmm. I’m pretty boring. But you asked for it:
Currently, I work for Decadent Publishing in a variety of capacities, including taking care of submissions, handling the various blogs, review coordinating, and managing and editing for the 1Night Stand series, Edge series, and soon-to-launch, Challenge series
I got married too young, and am still married (to the same guy), which proves young lovers actually do know what they’re doing sometimes. We have five kids and have lived all over the eastern half of the US. I’m always on a diet, or thinking about the next one. Or trying to forget about thinking about dieting. I’m a dog person, but have two cats and a grandcat (since our eldest daughter moved home and brought her furkid with her). All of our cats’ names end in an O.  I’m a news junkie. I will read just about anything except mysteries. I go to the movies at least twice per week. Don’t ask me about the 13-hour Twilight marathon I went to last week. I’m still recovering.

Do real life events find their way into your stories?

Not really. As an author I draw from experiences and everything I’ve done has affected my author voice, but there has only been one published story that you could compare to my “real life”.

Do you ever mimic family members or people you know when you choose characters?

No. That would be decidedly ugly and possibly dangerous.

Do you find yourself going back to the same inspiration for each story or is it always something different?

My heroes are always strong, somewhat silent and tend to brood.

In November 2006, my husband took me to see the James Bond movie, Casino Royale. You know the one…Daniel Craig in the sexy blue bathing suit? Yeah, that one. We were at a true crossroad in our life, husband had just lost his lucrative job and we were being fairly nomadic with three kids still living at home. One of our beloved dogs had just died. There was nothing stable in our lives. I sat in the theater, and not even five minutes into that movie, I had this epiphany: I’m going to write a book.

I think I’ve seen that movie twenty times and every time I do, it inspires me. Daniel Craig is the quintessential sexy, brooding hero.

When do you write?  Early morning? During the day sometime or all day?  After the kids go to bed?

I can’t write if there are other things pressing on me, and since I work from home, I never get away from the pressing stuff. Which is why my book releases are eighteen months apart, LOL  I do find that if I set a deadline, I can usually meet it.

How do you feel about marketing your book?

Someday when I’m rich and famous, I’ll pay someone to do it for me.

What social sites do you feel work best for marketing?

Good question! Whatever I’m most active on at the time. Probably Facebook. I don’t do Twitter, I have a Dumbphone and I don’t want to be tied to it any more than I have to.

Do you like to pitch stories to your publisher or do you wait until you have written the story and have a final manuscript to turn in?

I write mainly for the 1Night Stand series, so I just submit it. Since I’m one of the creators of the series, my stories are pretty much a shoo-in, LOL!

Is there any other genre that you would love to try writing?  If so, what is it?

Not really. I love contemporary romance, I feel like my voice is truest in that genre. However, I dipped my toe in paranormal romance with one book and I would love to do it again. But that worldbuilding stuff is intimidating. And I’m my harshest critic, so I won’t attempt a genre unless I’m sure I can pull it off.

Do you always/ever see yourself as the heroine/hero when you write a story?

Never. Nope. Not even once. But they all sound like me. If I try to make a heroine sweet, shy or having good grace and manners, she quickly fights back and gets mouthy and sarcastic. Just like her mom J

Now just for fun, I have a few personal questions:)

Favorite 5

1)    Favorite Male Actor  - Daniel Craig (because he’s hot) and Clint Eastwood (because he’s sarcastic like me!) Tom Hardy could star in a few of my fantasies with no problem, too.

2)    Favorite vehicle –  In my dreams – a Maybach Exelero. With Daniel Craig driving. In reality – an H2 Hummer. With me behind the wheel.

3)    Favorite way to relax – Going to the movies. Once in awhile I’ll read, but I edit so many hours per week, nothing holds my attention for long. Until JR Ward’s next Black Dagger Brotherhood book comes out and then I’m glued to my Kindle for a few hours.

4)    Favorite ice cream – Friendly’s Butter Crunch. With hot fudge, salted almonds, and whipped cream. Can you tell I used to work at Friendly’s?

5)    Favorite outfit – Jeans, comfy shirt and slippers. Pretty much what I’m wearing right now. It’s awesome to work from home!

And for a bonus:  If you could pick any place in the world to live, besides where you are now, where would it be?  (Of course, without the hindrance of jobs or money needed)  In the Scottish Highlands with Daniel Craig as my next door neighbor. Just so you know, my husband is well aware of this insane crush I have on Dan. He’s not in the least threatened, more’s the pity.

Where can our readers find you?? 
Twitter:  mann.valerie (but don’t expect to see me there. It’s like spotting an endangered species when I wander into Twitterville)
Facebook: Valerie.Mann
Amazon author page:
Goodreads:  Valerie_mann


Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it? 

My latest book, First Comes Marriage, released on November 16th…which also happened to be a milestone birthday for me…I won’t tell you which milestone though. This was a fun book to write because it’s the first time Madame Eve, owner of the 1Night Stand dating service, went beyond her normal scope of services and arranged a marriage. Mystical woman that she is, she knew one night would not be enough for Beth and Chris, two lonely people who wanted companionship, love, and children, but hadn’t found the right person yet.

And for readers who read the first 1Night Stand (and we’re going on 150+ contracted stories now), you’ll remember Jackson Castillo, the owner of the hotel chain where Eve tends to send her clients on their one-night stands. He had his own one-night stand in To Feel Again and ended up marrying Leah, a petite ball of fire. Jackson and Leah show up in First Comes Marriage and they were fun to revisit!

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First Comes Marriage

Who agrees to an arranged marriage in the 21st century?  Beth Malone can't believe a date request with the 1Night Stand service morphed into an arranged marriage offer.  But after a heartbreaking divorce and no kngith in shining armor coming to sweep her off her feet, her desire to find that knight and have a family is looking more like a reality.

After filling out a 1Night Stand questionnaire worthy of the CIA,  Christian Ramos is stunned when Madame Eve offers to arrange more than a date for one night:  she suggests a wife!  What the Hell?  After his best friend Jackson Castillo stops laughing, he advises him to consider the offer.  Between the fortieth birthday looming on the horizon and his Latino upbringing, Chris is forced to take a hard look at his life.  Reality check --time is running out for what he wants--a family and  woman to share his life.

First comes love, then comes marriage isn't part of their matrimonial situation, but neither Beth nor Christian anticipated the immediate attraction and contentment that comes with saying, "I do."


“We need to get this over with.”

Her eyes widened in shock. “Get what over with?” But she knew.

Chris dropped his hand and gave her a rueful smile. “We’re married. I want to make love to my wife.” He waited for her to respond again and when she didn’t, he added, “Now.”

Beth blinked. Her heart started beating again. She liked a man who knew what he wanted. Especially when he wanted her. Stretching up, she gave him a light kiss. He clasped her waist with both hands and pulled her against him, fusing his mouth to hers, nothing like he had during their wedding. He invaded her, tasting and exploring with his tongue, forcing her to open for him.

She wound her arms around his neck and gave in, letting the invasion happen. Every fear disappeared and the only trembling happening was from desire. Her breasts swelled, aching to be touched. She wanted him. How wonderful he was hers.

Chris eased away but didn’t let go, wearing the same dazed look she must have had after their wedding kiss. He stepped back a few paces, bringing her with him, until he reached the bed.

“Turn around.”

Beth narrowed her eyes but obeyed. The zipper on the back of her dress descended and the silky garment puddled at her feet as he turned her back to face him. His hungry gaze swept over her, and she shivered with anticipation. Leaning in, he kissed the space between her breasts, his face tight with desire. No man had ever looked at her body that way…so appreciative.

Reaching behind her, he unhooked her bra, and tossed it on the floor to join the dress. Her nipples stood at attention, swollen and needy. She shivered again.

He tilted his head back. “Am I going too fast?”

She cupped his face and gave him a hard kiss. “Hurry,” she whispered.


 Now, before we let you leave us today.  I have a thing about cooking and am always looking for new recipes to try and share. Anything you can share with us?

Lemon Brownies


1 box lemon cake mix

1/2 c. oil

3 eggs

1 small box lemon Jello



1 c. powdered sugar

1/2 c. lemon juice


Mix all ingredients together well. Bake in 9 x 13" pan for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Don’t be afraid to overbake a bit until top is brown. Remove from oven; while still hot, punch holes in top of cake with toothpick and pour topping mixture over cake. Cool first and cut into squares; powdered sugar may be sprinkled over all.


Valerie, it was a pleasure having you with us and please come back soon!  I'm going now to make the lemon bars :)

Readers, you need to visit the buy links and get your copy of First Comes Marriage!!

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Until next time, happy reading !


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