Cover Reveal ~ Darkness Avenged by Alexandra Ivy

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DARKNESS AVENGED – Coming MAY 28TH

Blurb:
THE SEARCH FOR A TRAITOR

As the demon world celebrates the defeat of the Dark Lord, the vampire Santiago’s mood remains bleak. He still yearns for the sensual, raven-haired Nefri, who has inexplicably disappeared. But brooding for Nefri is a luxury that Santiago does not have. His traitorous sire, Gaius, is unleashing a violent scourge upon the mortal world, and Santiago must stop him before it’s too late…

LEADS TO A DANGEROUS SEDUCTION

To her dismay, the all-powerful Oracles have sent Nefri on her own mission to find Gaius, and failure is not an option. Nefri’s search leads her to the vampire’s abandoned lair—and straight into Santiago’s path. It’s clear Santiago intends to seduce her, but then an ancient, banished evil reappears, threatening to thrust the world into a madness it cannot survive…

Purchase Links:
Amazon Paperback
Amazon Kindle
B&N

About the Author:

(From Goodreads)
I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library. Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.

Happy Reading,

Alison

Book Trailer Reveal ~ Runes by Ednah Walters & Giveaway

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What reviewers are saying:

HOLY RUNES!I really enjoyed this story especially Torin *swoon*. Ednah did a wonderful job on Runes! It is a must read for fans of YA books!…Breanna- http://two-tall-tales.blogspot.com/

Wow! I*ve got to start by saying that it takes something original and excellent to surprise me, and this book did just that! I found myself about 75% of the way through the book with my mouth hanging open… Carrie Williams (Goodreads)

Oh HOLY COW! This book was a mind blowing surprise! I loved the way it turned out and I am literally going crazy over the ending. I was not expecting it to turn out the way it did….Maida…full review May 23- http://loveaffairwithabookreviews.blogspot.ca/

Book Trailer:

Links: where Runes will be avialable for a sale price of $0.99

Amazon Pre-order link for print: http://www.amazon.com/Runes-Ednah-Walters/dp/0983429766/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1367437599&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Runes+ednah+walters

Amazon links:

Kindle (US): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CP4YKTG

Kindle (UK): https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CP4YKTG

Kindle (CA): https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00CP4YKTG

Barnes&Noble link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1046631647?ean=2940016613338

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=ednah+walters

Runes
Runes Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father*s disappearance, her mother*s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James*a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin*s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can*t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she*s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only are she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

About Ednah Walters:

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she*s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She*s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN.

Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She’s presently working on book six. You can visit her online at http://www.ednahwalters.com or http://www.ebwalters.com.

Contact Ednah:

Website: http://www.ednahwalters.com/index.html

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4188120.Ednah_Walters

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdnahWalters

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ednahwalters

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!

(Just click on the link to enter!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy Reading,
Alison

PROMO Blitz ~ Everville: The First Pillar by Roy Huff #FreeBook

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Right now, Roy is running a 5 day Kindle PROMO for Everville. You can get it free from May 12th through May 16th.

Blurb:

Owen Sage is the emblematic college freshman at Easton Falls University. He studies hard, plays hard, and is incredibly charming. With all the worries about his first year in college, he was not prepared for what would happen next. His way of life was flipped upside down when he was drawn into a different world, a world unbeknownst to him. He mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville. His tragic excitement was abruptly halted when he discovered that there was a darkness forged against both the natural world, which he knew well, and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He must devise a plan to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers, whom both harbor hidden secrets he must learn in order to gain power over the evil that dwells in The Other In Between.

With a race against time to save both worlds, his short time at Easton Falls did not quite prepare him for the evil, dark forces he must fight in order to conquer The Other In Between.

Purchase Links:

Update:(8/21/14) Roy recently republished all his books under 21st Century Lion Book through Amazon White glove program.

He’s currently running a new Rafflecopter program on his website www.owensage.com benefiting both EGPAF, Reading Rainbow, and public libraries world wide.

Everville: The First Pillar Book #1 Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MGUJDHI/ paperback http://www.amazon.com/dp/194195703X/

Everville: The City of Worms Book #2 Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFTC6J2/ paperback http://www.amazon.com/dp/1941957056/

Everville: The Rise of Mallory Book #3 Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFTC5NY paperback http://www.amazon.com/dp/1941957072/

About the Author ~ Roy Huff

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(Pic takes you to his goodreads page.)

Roy Huff is the author of Amazon Kindle’s bestselling #2 epic fantasy and #3 young adult teen fantasy novel, Everville: The First Pillar. He is a man of many interests including science, traveling, movies, the outdoors, and of course writing teen and young adult fantasy fiction. He holds five degrees in four separate disciplines including liberal arts, history, secondary science education, and geoscience. Roy Huff’s background includes work in art, history, education, business, real-estate, economics, geoscience, and satellite meteorology. He was born on the East Coast but has spent more than half his life in Hawaii, where he currently resides and writes his epic fantasy sagas.

Roy’s blog: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6893006.Roy_Huff/blog

Update: You can find my review of Everville HERE.

Happy Reading,
Alison

Fabulous Freebies for Friday #3

Happy Friday!! Are you looking forward to the weekend? There’s a lot of excitement at my house right now. My oldest son has a birthday this weekend & my daughter’s going to be in a parade Saturday with her ball team. So, I’ll probably not get in as much reading as I’d like to, but my kids always come first. Here’s today’s top ten freebies on Amazon for those of you with plenty of reading time & looking for a new book.

10.
http://www.amazon.com/Me-Again-ebook/dp/B0095B6EJ6/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_10

9. (I see this is only free on Amazon Prime right now ~ always check prices before purchasing!!)
http://www.amazon.com/Frozen-Past-ebook/dp/B007HETCU6/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_9

8.
http://www.amazon.com/Ellys-Ghost-ebook/dp/B00AS4XL2M/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_8

7.
http://www.amazon.com/Love-Hurts-ebook/dp/B009MH65DI/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_7

6.
http://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Lies-Book-Dancing-ebook/dp/B006PJJ3NU/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_6

5.
http://www.amazon.com/Run-ebook/dp/B004PGNF0W/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_5

4.
http://www.amazon.com/God-Knows-Name-Forgotten-ebook/dp/B005S9KR1U/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_4

3.
http://www.amazon.com/Fools-Rush-Weddings-Bella-ebook/dp/B009LK37IC/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_3

2.
http://www.amazon.com/Fool-Me-Once-ebook/dp/B00563EYAS/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_2

1.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Good-Daughter-Security-ebook/dp/B006U1DTHO/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_1

So, will you be trying one of these, or do you have another book picked out already? I just finished Jessica Sorensen’s Ember, so you can expect a review on that soon. I’ll be reading a few chapters from several different books this weekend, when I can find the time to squeeze them in.

Happy Reading,
Alison

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I’m impatiently waiting on:

Gemma thought she had said her good-byes and had felt every possible emotion she could before her soul was detached again. Deep down inside, she hoped she’d never wake up from it because, in her eyes, life without emotion and memories isn’t worth living.

But she does wake up and discovers she can still feel and remember everything she experienced over the last few months. Alex is also telling her that everything’s okay, that he didn’t betray her, and that what she thought happened really didn’t.

Gemma isn’t sure if she can trust Alex, so she tries to keep her distance from him, even though the electric connection and her desire make it nearly impossible. The only person she can trust is Laylen, but even that becomes complicated when the lines of their friendship begin to blur.

While Gemma struggles with her emotions and relationships, she searches for her mother, entering a dangerous world of secrets, seduction, and evil. The further she digs into her mother’s secrets and past, the more she wonders what waits for her at the end of her search and if maybe some things are better left in the dark.

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.

Expected publication: June 2013
url: http://jessicasorensensblog.blogspot.com/p/shattered-promises.html
series: Shattered Promises #2

Why am I waiting?
I loved the YA Fallen Star Series that this series came from & then I read the first book & WOW! What can I say? I loved the first one & I can’t wait to get the rest of the story!!

What are you waiting on? Leave me a comment or your link. While you’re here, follow me, and if you have a book blog let me know how you’re following & I’ll follow back. Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Reading,
Alison

Stacking the Shelves #2

Thanks for stopping by for my 2nd Stacking the Shelves post ~ hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Like last week (and like most every week), I aquired a LOT of new books. It’s my addiction.

First I’m going to share the very long list of free ebooks I downloaded from Amazon this weeK:
Awakened (Paranormal romance, YA fantasy) (The Guardian Legacy) by Ednah Walters
The Hangman’s Companion (The Second Jim McGill Novel) by Joseph Flynn
Can’t Let Go by Michelle Brewer
You Only Die Twice by Christopher Smith
Ember X (Death Collectors) by Jessica Sorensen [SUPER excited about this one!!]
Waking Dreams (The Soul’s Mark) by Ashley Stoyanoff
Nannies Homestead Food Storage by Lois Rush
The Swords of Gregara – Jenala, a sci-fi romance by Cynthia Woolf
October 3rd by Phillip Schlesinger
Axeman’s Jazz (Skip Langdon Mystery Series #2) (The Skip Langdon Series) by Julie Smith
The Survival of Thomas Ford by John A. A. Logan
Russian Roulette by Mike Faricy
Damaged: A Violated Trust (Secrets) by Melody Carlson
Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue Series #1) by Karice Bolton
Heartbreak, Tennessee by Ruby Laska
Just For You by Leen Elle
The Fragile Things (Part 1) by V. Shaw
Zombie, Inc. by Christine Dougherty
The Silver Locket (Choc Lit) by Margaret James
Enemy in Blue: The Trial (Book #2) (The Cruz Marquez Thrillers) by Derek Blass
Birthday Wishes – The List: Book 1 by Braxton Cole
Wildflowers by Debbie Howells
Trans-Human (Book 3) (Post-Human Sequel) by David Simpson
Grace Doll by Jennifer Laurens
Widow of Gettysburg (Heroines Behind the Lines) by Jocelyn Green
Enchantment’s Reach 3: Orbelon’s World by Martin Ash
Aphrodite’s Kiss (Protectors (Superhero Series)) by Julie Kenner
The Cowboy Kiss (Free Romance Short Story) by Kristen James
Exiled (The Protector Book 1) by M. R. Merrick
Reveal Me by Cari Quinn
Dangerous Race (Adrenaline Highs) by Dee J. Adams
Entanglement (YA Dystopian Romance) by Dan Rix
The Bad Ass Brigade: Bad Boys Beware: The Good Guys Are on the Prowl (A Taylor Lee Sizzling Romantic Suspense Collection) by Taylor Lee
We’ll Never Tell (Secrets of Ravenswood) by Jannine Gallant
Captivated (An Affliction Novel) by Deb Apodaca
Banging the Boy Next Door by Katy Baker
The Bathroom by RoxAnne Fox
Redemption (Legends of Graham Mansion) by Rosa Lee Jude
The Stages: A Novel by Thom Satterlee
The Search for Artemis (The Chronicles of Landon Wicker) by P.D. Griffith
Hell for Leather by Norman Farrow
Unexplained UFO Sightings: In the News by Richard Bullivant
What Love Looks Like by Lara Mondoux
Delicate Freakn’ Flower (Freakn’ Shifters (MFM)) by Eve Langlais
Meant to be by Meera Shivashankar
Promises, Promises by Janice Baker
Control: Dangerous Desire (Contemporary Submissive Romance) by Lucia Jordan
Rebecca by Adam J Nicolai
The Line, the Itch and the Rabbit Hole by David Jester
Caroline (The Beauvisage Novels, Book 1) by Cynthia Wright
3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White by Ron Miles
Friends With Full Benefits (Friends With…Benefits Series (Book 2)) by Luke Young
Every Bush Is Burning by Brandon Clements
The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap by Paulette Mahurin

Now these are some ebooks I won:
How (Not) to Play with Magic (A Cindy Eller Short Story Prequel) (Cindy Eller Snack) by Elizabeth A Reeves
Dewi and the Seeds of Doom by Maggie Lyons

These are ARCs I received for reviews or book tours:
Wolf Sirens by Tina Smith
Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox
Dream Student (Dreams #1) by J.J. DiBenedetto [already reading this one]
The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy
See by Jamie Magee

Free on Smashwords:
Clean Slate Complex (a daynight story) by Megan Thomason

Free on AllRomanceBooks.com:
Untamed Magick by Eliza Gayle

And last but not least, I recieved a signed paperback that I won:
http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Struggle-Novel-ebook/dp/B00ATC7GLU/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1367723000&sr=8-1&keywords=a+beautiful+struggle

You can get the ebook free on Amazon right now! I’m looking forward to reading this one!
Well, that’s all I managed to grab this week. I’m sure I missed a few. I know, I know, I got plenty!! Sorry, I’m a book hoarder!!

Happy Reading,
Alison

Fabulous Freebies for Friday

Happy Friday! Are you looking forward to the weekend? Do you already have your weekend read picked out? I have a whole list of books I’m reading right now. I read a chapter or two from each everyday. Of course, this fails when I get so into one that I HAVE to finish it. If you don’t already have your read for the weekend picked out & need something, here’s the top 10 ebook freebies on Amazon right now.

10.
http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-ebook/dp/B00AYA192E/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_10

9.
http://www.amazon.com/Line-Itch-Rabbit-Hole-ebook/dp/B009NQO2TW/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_9

8.
http://www.amazon.com/Caroline-Beauvisage-Novels-Book-ebook/dp/B005DJ935G/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_8

7.
http://www.amazon.com/3500-Autistic-Ten-Year-Romance-ebook/dp/B00BFTDHV4/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_7

6.
http://www.amazon.com/Friends-Benefits-With-Series-ebook/dp/B006KH5OGW/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_6

5.
http://www.amazon.com/Every-Bush-Is-Burning-ebook/dp/B005STSP6O/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_5

4.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Persecution-Mildred-Dunlap-ebook/dp/B008K9DV4U/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_4

3.
http://www.amazon.com/Hangmans-Companion-Second-McGill-ebook/dp/B0042P5DFG/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_3

2.
http://www.amazon.com/You-Only-Die-Twice-ebook/dp/B00ASGXTCC/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_2

1.
http://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Blue-Marquez-Thrillers-ebook/dp/B00B4IHXZM/ref=zg_bs_154606011_f_1

Hope you find something here that piques your interest!!

Happy Reading,
Alison

Review ~ Connected by Kim Karr

http://www.amazon.com/Connected-Connections-1-ebook/dp/B00BYHQ3KY/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1367587141&sr=8-1&keywords=connected+kim+karr

Connected (Connections #1)Connected by Kim Karr
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

AHHH!!! I seriously have to wait until October?!?! Kim Karr, you are killing me!!

Okay, so let me start over, now that my little temper tantrum is out of the way. This is one of those books that just grabs you from the start. There’s nothing awesome happening (KEEP READING!!!), but there’s plenty to keep you intrigued. The book was smoothly paced from beginning to end, and I never felt like it was dragging at any point. Now, I must add here that I would have given this book a 4 star rating through the first half. I loved the “connection” between the two main characters, but I was left wanting a little bit more from them. Their sex life was amazing, but I wanted to feel that connection a little bit more outside of the bedroom (again…KEEP READING!!).

So, meet Dahlia, the female protagonist of the story. She’s a good-hearted girl who’s been through a lot. We’re talking about the death of a fiance and life-long friend. She struggles a while, but eventually pushes through – just in time for River to make his appearance (2nd appearance). Dahlia is one of those rare female leads that didn’t have me questioning everything she said and did. I really appreciated that about her. There was only one night that she seemed to overreact, but she was drinking, and regretted it in the morning. She felt real.

Next, meet River. Totally sweet & sexy!! He’s the perfect combination, too. He’s a complete sweetheart in every way, but yet, oh so completely male at the same time. AND, he’s completely in head-over-heels love with Dahlia. So in love, that he totally had me tearing up about 3/4 of the way through the book over a song he wrote for her. I NEVER cry happy tears in a book – EVER!! This was the point where I felt the “connection” so deeply that I had to ratchet up my review to 5 stars!! And, the book just kept getting better from there!

Now, let me not forget good old Ben. He was Dahlia’s life-long boyfriend, and ultimately her fiance, who managed to get himself killed over a story he was going to have published. Dahlia’s learning to say good-bye, but it seems there are still some really bad people out there that are looking for something Ben left behind. This whole situation eventually leads to some twists that may leave your head spinning and have you screaming at the end when you’re left with a cliffhanger. Torn, the final book of this duet is now the book I find myself most eagerly anicipating!! It seems I’m going to have to wait until OCTOBER!!!

EXCELLENT job Kim Karr!!!

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Happy Reading,
Alison

Review ~ Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen

Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises, #1)Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh, WOW!! Jessica did it again! I absolutely fell in love with the Fallen Star Series when it came out & I was thrilled when I heard Jessica was rewriting the series. I wasn’t disappointed!!! This was Fallen Star gone to college & ready for some action!! And it was HOT!!!

If you haven’t read the Fallen Star Series, then my review isn’t going to be for you. All my thoughts are in comparing the two. I really can’t say how I would have taken this book without having the background from the YA version. That would be too hard for me to discern. It amazes me, though, how Jessica can suck you right into another world that doesn’t exist & you never question it.

Okay, so instead of high school, Gemma runs into Alex while in college. They send off electricity just like in high school, but on a whole new sexual level. The scenes leading up to the deed will leave you panting. Really HOT!! One thing on this note that bugged me, though, was her interaction with Laylen. I really wish Jessica wouldn’t have taken things quite so far between Gemma & him. What can I say??? I’m a sucker for Alex!!!

So, comparing the two. Well, let’s say they are the same, and oh so different. The basic plot is all the same, but Jessica goes as far as changing the scenes, bringing more details and violence. Then add in all the sexual tension – and there’s a lot with Gemma trying to make up for all her time emotionless – you have this whole new story. It’s definitely worth the read even if you’ve read the Fallen Star Series already.

So far I haven’t read a Sorensen novel that I haven’t LOVED!! I can’t wait for Fractured Souls in June!!

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Since it Teaser Tuesday, here’s a couple I LOVED:

“I’m pretty sure my heart stops, dies in my chest and ceases to exist.”

“You want to know something real about me, Gemma? I’m empty. Dead. Completely numb inside, except for when I’m around you. I’m hot and cold because I try to fight my feelings, because that’s what I’m supposed to do – that’s the right thing to do.”

Happy Reading,
Alison

Teaser Tuesday

Welcome to my first Teaser Tuesday!!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser today is from:
http://www.amazon.com/Connected-Connections-1-Kim-Karr/dp/1482787059/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367325061&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=Conncected+Kim+Karr

“All I know is, I was a young college girl who flirted with an insanely attractive guy at a bar and had to leave because she felt like the cosmic universe had crashed down on her. And she couldn’t accept that; she had a boyfriend.”

Yeah, so I”m loving this book! Expect a review soon!!

Do you have any teasers for me today?

Happy Reading,
Alison