March 28, 2014

Enflame Review

Enflame
By,
Jamie magee

4.5 stars!


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Return to the world of Insight with ENFLAME, the sixth installment of the addictive story that brings you to the forefront of your darkest fears and cradles you in the belief that each of us has our own divine fates.  

Enflame opens breaths after the final chapter of Vindicate. Both Willow and Landen are rocked with unthinkable grief as they struggle to find balance in the wake of their Mars deadly trials.
 

The Realm showed no mercy on this fated couple. Landen's mind was awakened; a past he'd rather not remember was revealed to his soul. Giving the darker side of his peaceful being no choice but to seize control and give birth to a fierce warrior, who vows to show no mercy, as he fights for those he has sworn to guide and protect.
 

These new found revelations bring forth more than a dark awareness. Old souls from a fiery past come forth and reveal how they are tightly woven into the curse that torments Willow and Landen's every breath. These admissions threaten the foundation of this ordained couple - invoking emotions that are deeper and darker than any past conflict this pair has faced thus far.
 

Within this jaded confluence both Willow and Landen must refocus their strengths, overcome heated emotions, and weather through the karmic law of life. The only thing standing in their way is scornful jealousies and wrathful grudges that have the influence to empower them either under the commanding rays of Jupiter or divides two souls that are created to be one. With seized breath, those that have placed their faith in this dynamic couple wait for their future to unfold.

My Thoughts ...

"You are me. I am you. You have more than a say. What you feel, I feel-and together we are unstoppable."

Wow, wow, wow

Jamie Magee has done it again. This is the 6th installment in the Insight series.It Also is the 11th installment in The Web of Heart and Souls  series. I love this series. It is one of my favorites Especially  with all the other books That have other POVs.I have a bit of an obsession with this book. (well any book really) But especially this one. Even if I don't read them right away I buy them the minute they come out because I have to know I have them. They are that good. It's a must read for everyone. Now back to the book....

We come into the story literally minutes after Vindicate. Willow and Landen are about to go through a major heartbreak. When I started this book I was a little apprehensive. If you have read my review of Vindicate I was not happy with the way Willow's family had treated her when she was going through having Landen and Drake in The Realm. 

I am one of those people that have fictional friends and Willow is one of them. Hahaha. Pretty sad 
So I end up being protective of her. I had a problem with the way even Landen was treating her When he got back. I feel like everyone is trying to keep her in a glass box because of her emotions. But she will never learn to control them if no one trusts her to learn. She seems to be left out of the loop a lot and no one takes the time to actually tell her anything. I know there are things she doesn't want to know but keeping her out as much as they are isn't helping her control either.

"I felt like a spoiled brat, someone who did not deserve Landen. Maybe they were right. Maybe I was a walking tragedy."

I hated this line.
That she even felt like that for even a second was horrible.


Other than that I was amazingly happy with this book. I loved the new characters. Phoenix was great. Hilarious once I go past the way he treated Willow in the beginning. He cared about Landen and Because He cared about Landed he cared a lot about Willow. I loved how he called her Sunshine.

I actually liked Skylynn too. Not the parts where she threw Landen and her relationship to her face. I got the feeling that Willow and Skylynn Could be friends if she did not make the mistake of getting together with Landen. I think she genuinely cares about what happens to them but she is so focused on finding her other (I'm not telling you who it is, read it and find out * wink, wink *) 

I feel like Landen could be considered a new character as well. There is a whole other side to Landen that we are learning about. This side is fiercely protective, of Willow. And of everyone else. Also it can be dark and dangerous. It is an exciting and new part of the book. He's changing but the Landen that we have grown to love is still in there. It was a shock at first but I like where his character is going.

"Promise me you'll open yourself up, let her see the real you. The one I see right now."
An embarrassed grin invaded his image addictive. "And how am I supposed to do that?"
"You'll figure it out. I should not be the one that only sees side of you."
"Are you telling me to live a little?" he asked with an allure in his eyes.

I loved that the triangle between Willow and Drake is over. I love Drake, do not get me wrong, but I love that that tension is over even more. Now they can be the close friends that they were meant to be. They need each other to push each other to the limit. Everyone needs to be passionate about something and they help bring that out in each other. It is going to take a while to get over the past love that they had but I have faith that they can do it.


This book was amazing. It was a great installment in the series and I can not wait for the next one. I had some minor issues but other than those the book was just spectacular. I have read every book and will continue to read the ones past this one. I am nervous to read Redefined but we will see how that goes. This book is a must read for anyone that loves a good paranormal book. And for anyone that needs a good romance book. Is not like anything that is out there right now. This series consumes you and doesn't let you go.
And you do not want it to.

"I had no idea how damaged I was, how damaged Madison was, but I knew one thing: with souls like Landen and Drake to protect and love us, we would not be broken for long-and God help the evil we were fighting when we regained our strength once more."


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March 26, 2014

The Prophecy

The Prophecy
Secrets of Shadow Hill Book 2
By,
S. P. Cervantes


Young Adult Romantic Fantasy
Date Published: 11/19/2013

Ava Fox has spent the past year acclimating to her new life as a wizard of Shadow Hill. Over the past year, her connection with Dalton has only grown stronger. They share a bond she has never known before and can't explain.

The danger is still there, even after the Sabatino coven was defeated, and Ava's future is anything but sure. Her powerful relationship with Dalton continues to make others wonder about the Prophecy, and their place in it. Time and again Ava's loyalty and strength will be put to the test as she fights for those she loves.

There are many more secrets of Shadow Hill that will be revealed in The Prophecy.



About the Author..

S.P Cervantes lives in Orange County, California with her husband and three children, where she is a teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, reading, and running, but is always thinking of an idea for her next novel. 

S.P. Cervantes is currently working on a new contemporary romance, while finishing the final novel of the Secrets of Shadow Hill series. 

S.P. Cervantes has a B.S. in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Cross Cultural Education.







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 Firefly Hollow
By,
TL Haddix


The mysterious recluse ...

Owen Campbell holds Himself apart from other people. Badly scarred from emotional wounds That have never healed, he does expect to find true love or happiness. He remains isolated in a prison of His Own Making, determined not to let anyone close enough to hurt him again. But His willpower is shaken to the core When Sarah Browning Enters his world.

The girl next door ...

Sarah Jane Browning is three years into her college degree from home When a call changes everything. Back at the family homestead in the heart of Appalachia, she's forced to reevaluate her hopes and dreams for the future.

Distraction from her heartache comes in the form of her parents' neighbor. Whispers about "odd Owen Campbell" abound in Their small community, and Sarah's curiosity is aroused. When she breaks the rules and trespasses onto His land, what she finds is beyond her wildest imaginings.


As Sarah struggles to overcome tragedy and loss, her burgeoning relationship with Owen is sorely tested. Will love conquer all, or will the secrets from Owen's past tear them apart forever?

That cover is just beautiful! Sometimes I can be a snob longer available to cover Hahaha!

And Now For The Excerpt .....

Checking back over her shoulder after a few steps, Sarah frowned When the deer continued to mimic her path. Dismissing the incident as the curiosity of a young wild deer That Had not yet learned humans were the enemy, she let her mind drift. Before long, she heard the sound of water trickling over rocks Rapidly, and as she rounded a curve, she saw a small stream curving through the mountainside. The branch of water cut into a shallow hollow, one side protected by a higher ledge of earth That was full of mountain laurel.

Sarah stopped to take in the sight and drew in a cleansing breath. As she Looked around, she Realized the deer had Followed her and stopped a short distance away. The bench of land it stood on converged with the deer path alongside the stream.

If Sarah Had not known better, she would have sworn the deer wore a look of consternation. The animal bent ITS head to nibble at some greenery on the ground, but kept her eyes on the ITS. It Seemed almost to glance between her and the water, as though weighing the danger of coming closer for a drink.

"Maybe if I turn away, you'll feel bolder." The deer crossed the path branch at a narrow point, and she Decided to go a bit further. The water cascaded down a small waterfall above the narrow point, pooling in a shallow area That would be the perfect spot for a thirsty deer to get a cooling drink. Hopping across the water, Sarah Followed the trail. To her surprise, the path did not continue to the flat bench on the other side of the small ridge, but Climbed up and around the rocky outcropping. Curious, she Climbed the incline. The sight Took her breath away, and for a moment, she did not believe what was in front of her was real.

The rocky outcropping the water cascaded down was a sort of natural dam. ITS On other side, a large pool of water had collected. Fifteen feet across and nearly That wide again going in the opposite direction, the pool was surrounded by sloping granite on all sides except the front, where the water dropped over the edge. The water was blue-green, going from light to deeper aqua cobalt, and the banks of rock and earth protected it on all sides.

On the opposite side, a craggy granite cliff rose about ten feet out of the water, overhanging slightly to form a shallow cave. The mountain Seemed to curve around the pool and, mesmerized, Sarah continued around, crossing the branch once more at a point above the pool. From there, she was Able to climb on top of the granite boulder That created the cliff. Easing to the edge, she carefully sat down, her legs dangling over the side.

When the curious deer Appeared at the edge of the pool below, Sarah laughed. The deer gave a small jerk at the sound, eyeing her warily.

"I'm sorry." She felt utterly insane, carrying on a conversation with a deer, but it had Followed her like a curious puppy. Sarah Realized That keeping quiet would feel even blackberries absurd. "It's so beautiful here. I had no idea any place like this Existed. "She Looked around, noticing the trees That did not arch out over the pool the way she thought they would have.

"I'll bet it's really hot here in the summer, and that water feels so good and cool. Or does the pools dry up, I wonder? "

For a while, she just sat, braced back on her hands, her face lifted to the sky. The peace imbued in the place washed over her. When she felt ready, she let herself remember Kathy's words to Paul, and their laughter. The memory made Sarah sad and still made her cringe with embarrassment, but she Realized That She did not feel quite as angry about it as she had.

"Thank you, God, for letting me hear That today. At least I do not have to face Paul until Monday, "she said to the sky. "And ... and maybe, if that's what he likes, then maybe he's not as special as I thought he was. Let him have His buxom girls. At least I do not look like a milk cow, unlike someone I could name. "

A snort came from below, and Sarah jumped. She'd forgotten the deer. Looking down, she saw That it had moved to the edge of the exposed granite and settled down on a soft patch of leaves.

"What are you snorting at?"

When the deer shook ITS head, Sarah laughed. Even though she knew it was probably batting flies away With its ears, the deer ACTED almost human.

She glanced down at her watch and was shocked When she saw the time. She was going to have to run in order to make it home in time for supper. With a muted curse That She'd heard her father say when he hit His thumb with the hammer, she scrambled to her feet and Looked around. Another bench ran down from the opposite side of the boulder where She'd come up and fell naturally into the one the deer had been on When She'd first seen it.

"That saves me a little time." With one last look at the deer, Which had gotten to the ITS feet When Sarah did, she headed down the bench. "I'll come back someday," she promised over her shoulder. "Try not to get shot or anything."

That for a day had gone so badly, she thought as she ran, things had turned out to be okay.

***

For a long time after the girl had gone, Owen stood on the edge of the pool, looking after her. With His enhanced hearing, Could he follow her progress down the trail and back onto Browning land.

He did not know what to think. He'd never encountered another human in all the time he'd Been exploring the woods. His parents had seen to That over the years, as no one dared onto Campbell His father's property without permission. Now that the property belonged to Owen, he guessed he was the one who'd have to do something about trespassers.

He bent His neck, taking another sip from the water. As the girl had guessed, it was cool and delightful.

Owen sighed, a sound That came out in deer form, much as it did When He was human. The pool was one of His favorite places to roam, one of His safe places. If the girl came back as she promised, he did not know what it would mean for him. He could not risk being caught, and he was not willing to give up His solitude. If the girl threatened that ... he hated the thought of having to go to her parents, but if it came to That, he'd do it.

About the Author ...

TL Haddix was born in Hazard, Kentucky, a small town in the center of the Appalachian coal fields. Taught to read by her grandmother, TL Has had a life-long love affair with books, devouring whatever Could she get her hands on. From childhood favorites: such as the Trixie Belden series and Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books, to her current favorites from authors like Tami Hoag, Alex Kava, JA Jance and Lisa Kleypas (Among many others), TL still finds refuge in the written word.
 
"Growing up, I wanted to be everything - astronaut, police officer, doctor, teacher, reporter, psychologist - there was no clear choice for me. I wanted to do it all. Becoming a Writer Has allowed me to do just That, Because I can live vicariously through my characters. "

A resident of eastern Kentucky, TL is hard at work on her next book, When She Is not cat-chasing after her three children with her husband.


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March 25, 2014

Always and Forever By, S.P Cervantes Review

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Always and Forever

Secrets of Shadow Hill

SP Cervantes

3.5 Stars!


The Blurb ....
Twin sisters Ava and Hannah were ripped from seeming Their peaceful lives into a whirlwind of attacks and war only to learn the real truth about Their existence. 
Nothing Seemed as it was anymore and may never be again. Already they had lost Their father in childhood now they have to cope with Their mother's kidnapping as they watch Those sworn to protect them Risk Their Lives.

My Thoughts ....

I thought this book was pretty good. The plot of the story really grabbed my attention. I am not one to read about wizards Often I know this was a very new thing for me. I loved the world That Describing Dalton started out to us. I am a huge fan of alternating POVs and Cervantes did it flawlessly. Some of it overlapped but it was only parts I was wishing I Knew what the other was thinking. The story was interesting and it was easy to go sucked into the story. I liked it That Took place in Ireland and Dalton, Ava, and Hannah had Their Lives intertwined even before they Knew each other. The story was tragic, hilarious, intense, and beautiful.

Dalton McGregor

"She looked so peaceful, so breakable ... like an angel."

I loved Dalton. He was protective and loving When He even thought That Ava was still with Patrick. He was very understanding and did not push her ​​on Their feelings until he felt he needed them to be known.

"But I do love her with every inch of my being. Whatever or whoever she chooses, I will protect her forever. "


He was so incredibly sweet. I had no problems with him When it came to the story.

Ava Fox

Now this is where my problems with the story come from. I thought her character was great. She was loyal and strong in the face of learning about another world she did not even know Existed. excepted She That this was real with no real problems. Once she got to Ireland she was an emotional wreck but she worked through Those emotions and was still Able to learn what she needed to. The way she ACTED in the face of her crisis was believable and it was nice to see some vulnerability. The way Dalton and interacted Ava was beautiful and amazing. My only problem with her ​​was the way she ACTED When Patrick got back. I mean I understand not wanting to rub her new relationship in His face but there was no reason to act like they were not in love. She was not really fair to either of them. Dalton and Ava are Destined Also but she did not want to let Patrick go. It was kind of Twilight-ish and it drove me nuts.



The other characters were great as well. I love Hannah. She was one of my favorites. She was bubbly and happy and was Able to enjoy life while she was Able to. She got down to business When She needed as well. I did not really understand the character of Patrick other than being an ex-boyfriend That She needed to leave behind. I feel like that is where he needed to stay. Aiden was a good one too. He was a sense of support Dalton needed. He was able to be a brother to someone who had trouble letting other people into. He Also Brought the life of the party When they had down time When Dalton was being too serious.

After reading the whole thing I liked the book. There were some things That I did not really care for but Other than that it was good. I can not wait to read the next one and hopefully the Love triangle will be toned down a bit. 

March 24, 2014

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Synopsis:
When her home is Attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. S That he soon learns she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all Seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster herself Within That seeks to gain control, a monster That seeks blood.
The hidden city she finds herself Appears in perfect, but Alexa's instincts tell her That all is not right Within ITS walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, Whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can Trust Among the smiling faces. And, When she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.

About the Author:
HD Gordon is the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Warriors Blood, the first book of the series was her debut novel and Alexa Has held a spot in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for over a month. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series and HD plans to complete Alexa's tales by the end of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released as well. HD is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her ​​family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

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Synopsis:

Unfathomable forces have always contested Genevieve Indiana Falcon, known as the Indie. The curse of her cold touch entraps her just as the grief ignited in her past torments her. Yet, her mysterious ability to dream while awake saturates her in the belief that she was not always anguished. There is hope that one day true peace in her soul can be found. 

  Foolishly, Indie assumes she has contained her life in an odd balance, and she cherishes the visions she sees of the enigmatic boy that held her in a lost time, but can never reach. She grieves for a life she fears she'll never possess, and that grief is a weapon she uses against her aunt who stands between her and her inheritance. 

  Weeks away from her twenty-first birthday, the dates where she would assume control over her family legacy, a night terror robs Indie of the balance she was clinging to. Like the dream she had before she lost her family, it predicts a fatal catastrophe on the horizon. The fight between life and death, good and evil, began the moment her thundering heart awoke her. 

  Everything changed after that dream. The one thing that keeps her curse at bay is stolen, and then the enigmatic boy arrives in the flesh. Face to face with her ​​fiery born-again lover Indie realizes that the only way she can prevent the tragedy before her is to surrender everything she was, is, and could be. 

Can she bend the laws of nature and fight the improbability that fire and ice could ever be one? As far as Indie is concerned, there is not a myth, spoken fate, or curse that is stronger than her stubborn desire to have it all ... including him. 

The Rivulet series can be read on its own or as # 11 the Web of Hearts and Souls Series. 

About the Author: 

Jamie Magee has always believed that each of us have a defining gift that sets us apart from the rest of the world, she has always envied those who have known from their first breath what their gift was. Not knowing hers, she began a career in the fast paced world of business. Raising a young family, and competing to rise higher in the field would drive some to the point of insanity, but she always found a moment of escape in a passing daydream. Her imagination would take her to places she 'd never been, introduce her to people she's never known. Insight, her debuting novel, is a result of that powerful imagination. Today, she is grateful that not knowing what defined her, led her on a path of discovery that would always be a part of her.

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Synopsis:

All's fair in love and war. 

Two thirds of the world's population Has Been wiped out, devastated by the worst war Earth Has ever seen. Still standing amongst the ruins is a mind reader who finds herself on the wrong side of the war. Everyone does what they must to survive. When the rebels bent on Bringing Down the new world leaders start to rise up, it is her job to make sure they stay down where they belong. That is, until one rebel sneaks past her defenses and into her heart. Love will blossom from the ashes , but will it be enough to save them, or will it mean the end of them Both? 

* This book is for mature audiences to two sexual situations, violence and strong language. NA 

About the  Author: 

I am an author of YA novels, as well as, and most importantly, a mother to my two beautiful children! 

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Synopsis: 
Life or Death? Not many people would choose death. But what if you chooses death? What if death does mean the end of your life, but the beginning? 

For Death Escort, death is life. Death is your paycheck. Death is your job. 

Charming is the best escorts and the Grim Reaper Has ever had. 

But when you finish finish piss off the Reaper, being the best does not matter. So Charming is assigned to Target who is practically impossible to kill. He knows  the Reaper hopes he fails-that he's counting on it. So Charming vows to proof him wrong . He vows to make the kill. 

But someone else vows to get in His Way. Someone with a big mouth, a sugar habit, and blond hair. Someone who Makes His heart start beating again. 

Charming and so is left holding blackberries than one person's do it in the palm of His hand. He thought the choice would be easy, That there really was not a question at all. 

He was wrong. 

Life or Death?

About the Author:

Cambria Hebert is a milk sipping author of the Heven & Hell series, the Death Escorts series, and the Take It Off series. She loves to caramel lattes, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor's degree, Could not pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her ​​husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. 

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Synopsis:
 Attention: This is an ADULT Book!

Dark Waltz - A sizzling legend of loss, lust and love.

It's the year 2030 and the human population Has Been annihilated by a virulent form of small pox. Liasare Davidson is desperately searching for her brother, Who has been missing for three months. It's been eighteen years since she was evacuated from Earth and she is horrified to see it's become a cesspool of unimaginable things.

In her quest to find her brother, she meets Jurek, a powerful and enigmatic being That frightens her, yet she is unable to resist. When things begin to unfold between them, they discover a paralyzing truth Liasare That puts at serious risk. She must make a choice to join Jurek and find her brother's or Fulfill's believes's she's a role she is ill equipped to Undertake.

About the Author:
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, AM Hargrove, Realized her life was on fast forward and if she did not do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write That Work of fiction she Had Been dreaming of her whole life. know, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a pro and had dodge ball ├╝ber quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, AM made ​​a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She sigh of relief breathed in, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job. Grinning, she made ​​another call to her hubs and Told him of her new adventure (after making sure His heart was beating properly again).

So Began AM Hargrove's career as a YA / NA and Adult romance writer. Her books include Kissing Fire, Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, the series the Guardians of the Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, Beginnings and reEmergent), Dark Waltz, Tragically Flawed, Tragic Desires and Exquisite Betrayal.

Other than being in love with being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive Should they  be added as part of the USDA food groups.

(If you're wondering, it did not happen EXACTLY That Way, but ....)

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Synopsis:
 There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some. . . some are hell bent on Their Destruction.

Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? saved Those Who Can she trust her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?

Stone was on a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals. Instead, he and his team find something much more valuable: a scarred, damaged young woman who holds many secrets, and Whose power is beyond anything they ever Could have imagined.There is much more to Audrey than meets the eye and Stone is determined to protect her.

Audrey and Stone are about to find out it's hard to know who to trust.

(New Adult, contains language and sexual content. + 18)

About the Author:
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O h jeez ... do you know how many people I Told I did not want to write this? know here is the one my friend made ​​me:

Vincenza wonderful Becca lives in Michigan. She Has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, * giggles * and Hot Men. She Spends time in her basement with Airicka ... Apparently that's where the best ideas come from.

Any who .... she loves meeting new people, so feel free to message her on Facebook and friend her on Goodreads!

Although her phone number will not be Given Out Because, well ... she does not like heavy breathing.

So a sort of serious one: For real, I am a geek. I grew up watching Star Wars, and my father read Lord of the Rings to us, along with the CS Lewis series. I love to write. In all honesty, it Took me a lot of work to get where I am today and I do not regret a moment of it. Reading and writing are honestly the best things ever. I could not be happier That my parents put me through so much extra help. Anyways! Me, me, me .... Huh ... I love paranormal stuff ... Love it.

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