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#AudiobookReview ~ Released: Vagabond Circus (#3) by Sarah Noffke

Released: Vagabond Circus, Book 3 Written by: Sarah Noffke Narrated by: Steve Barnes Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins  Series: Vagabond Cir...

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Review: UNCORKED by Rebecca Rohman

A Contemporary Romance with Elements of Suspense

Chella Noon’s life isn’t her own. Her success as a Marketing Executive in the cosmetic division of an international conglomerate is overshadowed by a series of tragic events from a decade ago. With no family, few trusted friends and years spent on the run, she opens herself up to the possibility of a future with a sexy new real estate investor despite escalating threats from a psychotic ex determined to torment her.
Mitch Mariani never met a deal he couldn’t close. So when Chella walks into his life, he will stop at nothing to prove he is worthy of her trust. But as Chella’s past catches up to them and danger exposes his well-guarded secrets, his heart may not be the only thing at risk of a tragic end.


Read an except here >>> http://www.rebeccarohman.com/uncorked.html

My Review: 
FIVE FREAKING STARS!!! *****
I loved this book! 
This is Rebecca Rohman's first book ...
I, of course, read this one third
... it's a stand alone book so don't worry if you haven't read it or you didn't read it first! 


While I could tell it was her first book, (having read her next two books already) that in NO WAY diminished the wow factor of this book. 
I thoroughly enjoyed this book ... from beginning to end 
Chella and Mitch frustrated me sometimes with their stubbornness ...they can be so stubburn! lol
but they also made me care about them ... i laughed & cried, i felt fear, anger, apprehension, confusion and worry throughout this story...what a ride! 
this book has elements of suspense and thriller
there were times I was on the edge of my seat, heart pounding, eyes wide ...
loving it! 

my first great moment in this book happened early on ...

Stooping down to the ground, they both started picking up items: the pen she was looking for, keys, card key, cell phone, comb, switchblade, Taser, tampon, lipstick, toothbrush, mints. Her compact mirror was broken into two halves, both pieces displaying spider cracks.
Shit! This is embarrassing. As if this night couldn't get any worse, now he's helping me pick my tampons off the floor, and I can't move my damn hands fast enough to pick up the Taser before he notices.They looked up at each other. Her heart raced, and as she found herself distracted by his cleft chin, his lips, the strands of his dark hair that fell across his lashes, she suddenly wondered what it would be like to kiss Mitch Mariani.
'Looks like you can fit a whole army and armoury in there,' he said as he broke the moment, laughing.
'You know us ladies. Always prepared,' she replies, blushing as they both rose to their feet.

I recommend this book  wholeheartedly 

Here are my links to my reviews of her other work 



Rebecca has a giveaway that is still going ... find it here>>> https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d90af24c13/



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Saturday, May 30, 2015

REVIEW: #BURNED by Karen Marie Moning #FEVER

"Prepare for a heart-stopping trip into the epic Fever world, filled with gasp-out-loud surprises andSWELTERING SENSUALITY.”
~Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author




BURNED by Karen Marie Moning 
Hardcover, 475 pages
Published January 20th 2015 by Delacorte Press


It’s easy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing.
MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she’s already fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh—an ancient book of terrible evil—yet its hold on her has never been stronger.
When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed. 
Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac’s former protégé and best friend, Dani “Mega” O’Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKeltar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal.
It’s a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil gets blurred, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth.






Review: 

I have read every Karen Marie Moning book ... since the first Highlander book Beyond_the_Highland_Mist in 1999 ... she was the second author I ever read!
seriously ... I didn't read books before then!
Anyway, she was the second author I've read and I have loved her and her books ever since!
click here to see the series >>>> KMM highlander series on goodreads

Her highlander series was marvelous and I still reread them because I love them so much!

When the Fever series came out I was skeptical
what was this? No Highlanders? Say What?
it started with DarkFever
Darkfever on Amazon  Amazon CA  Chapters Indigo
I fell in love with this new series ... I can't wait for the next book 

Fever series
Takes place in the same world as the Highlander series. Includes the Dani O'Malley trilogy.
MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman.Or so she thinks... until something extraordinary happens.When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae... 

BURNED is book 7 in the series
In this book we continue on ...
Mac is the big star in this book ... Dani jumped into the mirrors in the Hall of Days (yikes!)
There are so many twists and turns in this book ... some questions answered, a heck of a lot more asked!
As always it ends on a cliffhanger! HAHA

it feels like i waited foever to read Burned ... and it was over so fast!
GREAT BOOK ALWAYS END TO SOON! 
As always KMM weaves a story that never fails to entertain, surprise, and keep us wanting more! 
love love love this series

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Life of Inches by Douglas Esper ~ Excerpt and Giveaway

A Life of Inches Tour Banner A Life of Inches by douglas esper 

Publication Date: May 26, 2015 


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Synopsis:

Ryan Kelly and Woodie Wodyzewski always fight for every inch. Whether on the baseball diamond, the basketball court, or even the dance floor, these two friends are true competitors. When Ryan beats Woodie in a bike race because Woodie has the misfortune to be hit by a car, he seems to have won. But the beautiful girl who crashes into their lives is worth far more than any trophy. Molly De Leon knows all about winning, and nothing will keep her from her goals. Ryan and Woodie have been vying for Molly since the day they met. How can she possibly choose between them? Woodie has a complicated family situation and she desperately wants to help him through his misery and confusion. A little on edge with a temper, he’s the bad boy in her life who reminds Molly a lot of her mother, a powerful politician she’s grown up watching bend men and women to her will with a simple smile. Ryan, on the other hand, is very close to his parents, grounded, and has a good sense of humor. He’s not your typical jock; he’s a safe, reliable pick, and a constant in Molly’s life—that is, until his injuries lead him down a destructive path. Molly realizes it’s time to make a decision… But how can she risk losing either one of them when they both own a piece of her heart?


EXCERPT 


 I turn in time to witness Woodie’s arms lash out in an exaggerated sign of frustration. Fury and adrenaline fuel his fist outward, connecting with Molly’s jaw just as she reaches to wrap him in a caring embrace.She’s falling before I can comprehend what happened. Whatever breath her lungs still hold escapes as a grunt as she hits the ground. Woodie pivots, eyes too full of anger to carry concern.Overcoming my shock, I unfreeze my feet, and call out, “Molly.”
Woodie tilts his head skyward and screams louder than his last outburst. It carries throughout the whole park, an echoing challenge to anything within earshot.
I cradle Molly’s head up from the dirt, rocks, and anything else that might cause her further damage. I place my other hand on her stomach to hold her still.All of a sudden I have to act as a shield between her and Woodie, and that’s something I never ever dreamt I’d be. Woodie has always had a temper, but this feels different. My best friend just hurt Molly, yet his only concern revolves around a bouncing orange ball and a rusting hoop.I call, “Get over here, Woodie.”Adrenaline must be pumping through his veins by the bucket, but I know he’ll come to his senses. Hell, let him yell and scream all he wants. I’m fine right here with this angel in my arms.I look down and realize I’m caressing Molly’s cheek. She reaches up and matches my action. Overwhelmed by the moment, I lean forward, making my advance and ambitions as obvious as possible. I follow her raised jaw and peck a darkened area, already bruising. “My hero,” she sighs, smiling despite the ugliness of the situation. “If you’re going to sweep me off…well, back onto my feet, you had better kiss me with more passion than that.” Her mischievous grin widens as she grabs my shirt and pulls me toward her. Our hands seek placement and purchase. Following her lead, my lips part. I run my fingertips down her arm as the taste of orange pop touches my tongue.I flash back to the thousands of times I’ve pictured this moment, our first kiss. I don’t recall ever daydreaming of it happening to the soundtrack of screams. Though, as I pull back to peck down her left cheek toward her neck, I can’t imagine a more perfect moment.

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About Douglas Esper

Douglas Esper

It was at a very early age when I, Douglas Esper, (your friendly neighborhood author) realized I had a passion for the written word. As a youngster, I couldn't get enough books to satisfy my desire to read and to this day, I still own many books my parents got for me. In school I gravitated toward reading and writing to the point teachers grew impatient with me for writing stories in class.
The passion and drive to read and write continues to this day and my goal of feeling comfortable in my own writing skin seems within reach. I've self-published 2 picture books for kids, Sammy's Birthday Surprise and The Mystery of the Flying Tomatoes, a few short stories, and my debut novel, A Life of Inches, will be released by Limitless Publishing spring of 2015.
I live in North Ridgeville, Ohio, just west of Cleveland, with my wife, our kids, and that meddlesome dog.
I'm currently falling in love with David Fulmer books, and also enjoying the latest Les Roberts mystery novel. If I'm not reading or writing you can find me watching the Cleveland Browns losing on Sunday, writing music with my band, or observing my kids doing cute, and usually messy, stuff. Hope this helps you learn a bit about me, but now it's your turn...introduce yourself!


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Beautiful Collision by Toni Vallan

 
Purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GAZWNF

  Eighteen year old Gray McAllister is on the run. Leaving her dangerous past behind her is easier said than done, even when she finds herself at last able to forge a new life. But then the planets align and Gray finds herself bumping into super-hot Thane Blackwell. Drooling over him from afar is safe but that's only until she is forced to look after Thane while he recovers from surgery. Being holed up in her apartment is a bad, bad idea. Can Gray control the fire that Thane seems to light inside her, or will she give in to her deepest desires. Can Thane achieve his goal without hurting Gray in the process? The stakes are impossibly high, but love and lies don't play nice with each other. Will Gray's past catch up with her first? Or will Thane's own secrets explode and tear them apart?

 
Pre-Order on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1FUxt6J

Book 2 in the Desperation series. Gray McAllister is taken back to Roshkov's house, having found that leaving her past behind is nearly impossible. Thane Blackwell is determined to save her, and will go to any length to succeed. Gray's heart is broken, her freedom taken away, but she is still protected by Alexei. But reality has a way of laying the cards on the table and with the harsh truth of sex trafficking staring Gray in the face, she soon faces a decision that will change her life. And maybe put her life in danger. Can Gray go up against her captors? Can she do some good while she is held within the mansion? And when the time comes will she be able to lay her life on the line for all the women held in the basement? The stakes are impossibly high in this final installment of the Desperation series, but courage, family and love may be the only way to come out alive.
About Toni Vallan
Toni Vallan is the author of two contemporary titles in the contemporary suspense series DESPERATION, and her ongoing Thriller line. Toni loves the dark side of the soul, and studied to become a neuropsychologist. A career path taken over by her first love - writing.
Toni lives in the land of the Hobbits, and secretly wants a Hobbit house, although her husband and two daughters may not agree.

Monday, May 25, 2015

BOOK BLAST: Perfectly Straight by Jacqueline Campos‏ #PStr8Blast


Can Stevie resolve the conflict between her public and private persona?

Publication Date: May 11, 2015
Genre: Erotic Romance

Stevie Ramsey, America’s Sweetheart, is an actress who enjoys phenomenal popularity and success. She has one significant secret that she guards fiercely---she is a closeted lesbian who is in a relationship with her personal assistant, Kylie Winston. Kylie, a former model, maintains the position in title only as suggested by Stevie’s svengali-like manager. Eventually Stevie caves to pressure to have an affair with Fletcher Coleman, a hot up-and-coming actor as a ruse to fool her public. However the plan explodes in Stevie’s face and a heart-broken and betrayed Kylie leaves her. 

But the actress pines for her gorgeous ex-lover, Kylie Winston who has moved to New York where she has resumed a successful modeling career. Stevie resolves to win back Kylie, but also decides to finally dedicate herself to her craft and takes charge of her career for the first time. 

Perfectly Straight follows Stevie Ramsey as she struggles to find her way through life and love exploring relationships with women and men until finally accepting her identity. Can Stevie resolve the conflict between her public and private persona?


Excerpt
“This is my secret place,” he said.  The tiny carpeted room was barren.  Fletcher tugged at a sheet hanging on the wall to reveal sliding glass doors.  He slid the door open and exposed a tiny terrace that overlooked a pool surrounded by lit-up palm trees.  The lights from outside dimly penetrated the room, making it unnecessary to turn on additional lighting.  He went to a mini-refrigerator in the corner of the room and took out two bottles of dark ale.  Fletcher took off his tuxedo jacket and laid it on the floor and then sat next to it.  He pulled her down on his jacket.  “I used to come here and dream about making it big,” he said, opening a bottle and handing it to her.  She took a long swallow that she instantly proceeded to spray over both of them.“What the fuck is this!  Horse piss?” she uttered.  They laughed.  She wiped the beer off herself and from his face.  They stopped laughing and looked into each other’s eyes.  He looked away and took a long gulp from his bottle.  Stevie took another drink, knowing what to expect this time.  “So, tell me about this room.”He guzzled again from his beer bottle then spoke.  “I worked at this hotel delivering room service not too long ago.  You can’t imagine the things I’ve seen!”“Oh, do tell!”He shook his head.  “No, I was raised not to talk about things like that around a lady.”“Does anyone else know about this?”“I don’t think so.  It’s like a forgotten room.  I was delivering room service once and I opened this door by mistake.  After a while I noticed no one ever used it.  So I brought in the little fridge.  I slept here many nights during my lean years.”“Come on, I’m sure you have some steamy stories to tell about what has happened to you in this room!”He cracked a grin.  “One story.  I only brought one woman here and it was actually after my career got going.  It’s not that exciting of a story, really.”“Well, your career is exciting!”“Yeah, I just wrapped my first film where I’m the lead.  It’s just an action film.  I play a bounty hunter trying to keep the streets safe.”Just an action film?  I’m sure there were millions spent on it!”“That may be true, but I want my films to mean something.  I’m not crazy about rehashing the same formula over and over.  My next film, whatever it is, will be relevant, no matter how long it takes me to find,” he said.“Then I doubt we’ll ever be working together!  From what I understand, my films weren’t very good.  The next one, whatever it is, I’m sure will be the same.  I basically show up and say and do as I’m told.  Somebody is doing something right because I’ve made a lot of money for other people—and for myself as well.”“They might be fluff Stevie, but I think you’re really good in them!  I can’t take my eyes off of you when you’re on screen.  Nobody can!  You have what they call it —something that can’t be taught.”Stevie smiled.  “Thank you, Fletcher.  That’s very sweet.”  Her eyes were drawn to his massive biceps as he raised his arm to take another drink from the beer bottle.  They continued talking about everything and nothing in particular, drinking bottle after bottle of beer.  With each sip she wondered why he did not attempt to make a move.  She studied him as he spoke of his passion for his profession.  So far, he was one of the nicest men she had met.  Tom’s words rang in her head like church bells.  She uttered under her breath, “Tom hasn’t been wrong yet.  It might as well be you.”“What was that?”“Nothing . . . just drunk.”  The more she anticipated his move the more she found herself wanting him to make it.  She might have even been looking forward to making out with a man  for real for the first time.  Inevitably, Stevie knew that it would be up to her if anything were to happen between them that night, in that little room.  She also knew that if he was a healthy heterosexual male, it wouldn’t take much encouragement.  “You know, if this were a movie, this would be the part when the leading man would kiss his leading lady,” she whispered.On cue he leaned in and kissed her.  She instantly felt the difference between kissing a man on a bright soundstage, with a large crew looking on, and alone in a dark little room, drunk.  Although he handled her as if she were a porcelain doll, it was more forceful than kissing a woman.  She felt his male energy taking the lead and directing the action.  Without a doubt she was the one being kissed.  The barely-there hair stubble around his mouth burned her skin a little.  But his lips were soft, and when he parted them his tongue felt cold from the beer.  His tongue sought out hers and she took it in her mouth, sucking on it delicately.



Jacqueline Campos is the author of the celebrity-based erotic books, "The Arrangement" and "Perfectly Straight." When not writing books and screenplays she can be found vowing to take up yoga and guitar lessons on the guitar that was given to her by her mother many Christmases ago. She is usually searching for an inspiring view of nature, simplicity, and peace. Although she lives in Southern California, she always has Texas and Chicos Tacos in her heart. Jacqueline found herself writing to create stories that were entertaining but not necessarily the norm. She would like her novels to be exciting and to contain messages of love, kindness, and respect---and of course, sex with no holds barred.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

REVIEW - Hard to Hold on To by Laura Kaye #SupportOurTroops

                                    Hard to Hold on To                                                 (Hard Ink #2.5) by Laura Kaye 


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Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves--which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago.

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude.

As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.





“[...] sometimes you gotta let someone else help 
you be strong before you can stand on your own.” 


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“He dropped his arms on the bed and peered over at Jenna.She lay on her side facing him, hand tucked under her chin, not looking the least bit settled or relaxed."Whatchu need?""You." She spoke the word without and hesitation, any doubt, any seeming self-consciousness.” 

MY REVIEW
FIVE STARS 
*****
My Favorite quote from the book
You were never created 
to live depressed, 
defeated, guilty, condemned, 
ashamed or unworthy.
You were created to be victorious.



I love this series! SO MUCH!
this book came out a while ago and I am so sad it took me this long to
pick it up and read it!
I deserves to be read!!!

What a wonderful read ... I am so glad that EASY got his story
... this novella was amazingly written and brings
awareness to PTSD, depression, suicide and mental illness
Thank you Laura for another great book and for bringing to light
a subject that often gets buried

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

COVER REVEAL: Relinquish By M.N. Forgy



  
Relinquish by M.N Forgy released on June 17th!

The story where a girl follows the only route to survive, 
the path of prostitution. 

What she didn't know was that road led to her worst 
nightmare.

Add to your TBR at:   http://bit.ly/1dfE4vZ


Blurb

In my world, there is no such thing as love. It is just a lie we whisper into our client’s ear. Love is foreign and hazardous. What I did not expect was to bare my soul to a man who is as egotistical as he is dangerous. His name is Landon. Despite his blackened soul, he tried to save me, but what he didn't expect was my torturous fate to catch up with me.To your father, I'm the escort.To your mother, I'm the whore.To the legal system, I'm the prostitute.In the end, I'm just the other woman.I have no idea if I will continue to survive, if I will ever find my path aside from the gritty streets I know so well. There is a good chance I will wind up in the ditch like most women in my position. Surrendering to my fate is the only choice I have. I must relinquish it all.










About the Author

M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

Stalk Her:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

http://www.therockstarsofromance.com/ella-fox.html




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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BLOG TOUR ~ Julian's Pursuit by Haleigh Lovell ( and giveaway )








SYNOPSIS:

AN ICE QUEEN. A PLAYER ... LET THE PURSUIT BEGIN

She is the cold and unfeeling Ice Queen at the corporate office.
He is the ex-baller and reformed player who wants her.
It is pulsing between them, the sexual energy reaching for each other, seeking to entwine

Let the pursuit begin.

NOTE: Standalone novel, no cliffhanger, dual POV.





PURCHASE LINKS

AMAZON ** B&N
Amazon UK: Amazon UK
Google Play: Google Play
iTunes: iTunes
Kobo: KOBO



This excerpt is from Sadie's POV. Enjoy:

I stroked his leg under the table with my foot. “Oh,” I moaned, making my voice airy and breathless. “Is the food orgasmic?”

He smiled, a curve of his sculpted mouth. “You enjoy torturing me, don’t you?”
Yes, I did. I took great pleasure in watching him squirm when I gave him blue veined throbbers out in public. And I found it especially amusing when he told me he pictured playing mini golf with his grandmother whenever he had to tame the rumbling in his loins.

“Why?” I lowered my voice and feigned innocence. “Do you have a hard-on right now?”
Grinning with just enough arrogance to make him look sexy, he reclined in his seat and said coolly, “Nah. That’s my dick normally. Huge, right?”

“You poor thing.” My shoulders lifted with laughter. “Is your stiffy giving you a hernia? 

Don’t worry, all you need to do is tuck and duck and I’ll try not to laugh.”

“Miss Frost,” he chided “behave yourself.”








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Email: haleighlovell8@gmail.com


Twitter: @haleighlovell8






Her Hawaiian Homecoming Blog Tour!


Book: Her Hawaiian Homecoming
Author: Cara Lockwood
Genre: Super romance
Synopsis
Her Hawaiian Homecoming
Super romance
Harlequin
An Unexpected Attraction…  For Allie Osaka, dealing with her tragic past means running from it. Inheriting her family's Kona coffee plantation on the Big Island of Hawaii is the last thing she expects when all she wants to do is keep running. Selling the inheritance and moving on sounds good, but her grandmother's will comes with a mighty catch—namely irresistible foreman Dallas McCormick, who owns half the plantation.  Flaring tempers and hotter-than-lava attraction can only lead to trouble. But when a tsunami threatens Allie's future and the promise Dallas made to her grandmother, they both might have to open their eyes to the truth…and to love.
Author Bio
Cara Lockwood is the USA Today bestselling author of a dozen novels, including I Do (But I Don't), which was made into a Lifetime Original Movie, starring Denise Richards and Dean Cain. She's written the Bard Academy series for young adults, as well as books in other genres, including suspense, paranormal romance and romance. Her new project, a sizzling Super Romance from Harlequin takes place on a Kona coffee plantation on Hawaii, Cara's favorite place in the world.
Her father, who is Japanese-American, and her mother, whose ancestors hail from England, raised her near Dallas, Texas. Cara made multiple trips to Hawaii growing up, where she was often mistaken for a local. Cara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and worked for several years as a newspaper journalist for the Austin American-Statesman. She’s also the founder of Edit My Novel. She lives near Chicago with her two daughters.
Social Links
Twitter: @CaraLockwood
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