Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cover Reveal For Mudflap Undercover And Contest! #swag #romanticsuspense #suspense

It's time for a cover reveal! 

Christi Snow is working on the second installment for the Foxtrot Team series! Mudflap Undercover is slated to come out August, 2014 and it's another action-packed story filled with intrigue, a touch of romance, and uncover operations in a bad-assed motorcycle gang! She's excited to share the cover and the blurb with you. 

Feel free to buzz on over to Goodreads and add it to your to-read shelf. 


So without further ado, here's the cover for Mudflap Undercover, (Book 2 Foxtrot Team Series)


All proceeds from this novel will benefit Lubbock, TX area volunteer fire departments.

Story Overview:
Nine months ago Mudflap Davidson got everything he never knew he wanted, his dream job...special agent for the Lubbock Foxtrot Team (LiFT) and his dream girl...sexy, super-agent Shanae Anders. But now those two things have collided in the guise of a motorcycle club turf war.

LiFT knows trouble is brewing again and they think the Alliance to Liberate Texas (ALT)is most likely behind it. They want agents on hand when it all goes down.

As a result, Shanae has spent the last six months working undercover in the Intrepids Motorcycle Club posing as DEA agent, Slade Montgomery’s, girlfriend. So far, Mudflap has been relegated to the surveillance truck where he spends his days watching his girl hang off another guy’s arm. Good times.

So when an opportunity falls into Mudflap’s lap to go undercover himself, he jumps at it. The problem...he’s undercover with the rival Mambas Motorcycle Club. Now the violence is heating up. But will both Shanae and Mudflap come out of it unscathed? They are no longer working together, but are, in fact, at opposite ends of the gun...




Here's a contest!!!

If you missed book #1 in this series, then here's your chance to get a signed copy of The Shadow of Mudflap. Here are the details!
  • Email Christi Snow (foxtrotteamnovels@gmail.com) with your mailing address. 
  • Everyone who sends an email will be mailed bookmarks for the Foxtrot Team series. 
  • One lucky participant will also be mailed a copy of The Shadow of Mudflap, signed by both Christi Snow and radio personality M.F. Smith. 

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Get Your Cougar On With Getting Down To Business #TWRP #EroticRomance #cougar #contest

I'm going to try to start doing a spotlight every Friday for The Wild Rose Press authors only. This week I'm featuring Ginger Ring's debut release, Getting Down To Business. I liked this hot read because it was a cougar story, but it was also more. We get the meet, the hot and sexy first greet, and then we get to see the turns things take when the sparks settle and these two realize they have a new relationship: boss/employee.

There's a contest, too! Enter to win a chance at a $10 The Wild Rose Press gift certificate. Good luck!

~Mia

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Getting Down To Business Blurb...Tired of living life out of a suitcase, traveling auto parts sales representative Jessie Knutson jumps at the
chance for a position close to home. When a flat tire keeps her from an interview appointment and the hot tow truck driver awakens her inner cougar, she realizes too much time away has done a number on her libido. Now the only position she wants involves being naked and pressed tightly against a hot, younger man whose eyes say she's more than a roadside pickup.

BJ Spencer has no time for love with an auto parts store to run, though he yearns to find the right woman someday. So when the smoking hot redhead he rescues alongside the road gives him a sexy smile, he remembers sometimes a man needs to enjoy the finer things in life. Long legs encased in thigh-highs are definitely fine, but Jessie seems to be total perfection in a tempting package. BJ just might be able to make both business and pleasure work for him this time.

Excerpt From Getting Down To Business...
The driver's side window rolled down and a young, handsome face poked out. “Afternoon, ma'am. Do you need some help with your car?” He had dark hair, smoky eyes, and sexy stubble. He was gorgeous.

Finally finding her voice, she answered, “I’m so glad to see you. I’ve got a flat. I'm afraid my cell doesn't work and I really didn't want to have to change my tire in a skirt. “ Even though it was true, she still felt foolish rambling on. She blushed and kicked an imaginary stone with her foot before resting her hands on her hips.

He cocked his head when he heard her answer. She had such a low, raspy voice that she was often mistaken for a man. That worked to her advantage as garage owners were more likely to make an appointment with someone they thought was a man and very off guard when they found out she wasn’t.

“Well, let me take a look and see what we can do.” He grinned and turned off the engine.

His low, rich voice had a slight Southern drawl. To hell with the car, she wanted him to do some service work on her. Just the sound of it made her panties wet. What a girl wouldn't give to have him whisper sweet nothings in her ear while feeling the breeze of his breath on her neck! Jessie’s heart skipped a beat and her knees weakened.

The truck door squeaked open. He eased out of the wrecker. His work boots sounded on the hot pavement as he advanced in her direction. Jessie bit her lip as she did a quick scan of the rest of him. The man was tall and lean with a certain swagger to his step. He wore blue denim jeans slightly worn at the knees and what looked to be black motorcycle boots. His light blue work shirt, unbuttoned and hanging loose, showcased a hairy chest and six pack abs. Yummy. The initials BJ embroidered on the pocket sent another line of erotic pictures floating across her thoughts.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mike Faricy Releases Ting-A-Ling, A Dev Haskell Book #suspense #crimefiction

Mike Faricy visited a few months ago with an interview and a peek at his last release, Case Shot (Case 6, Dev Haskell-Investigator.) I don't read much for fun because of all of the editing and other things I have to do, but Mike gifted me with a copy and I decided to give a new genre a try. I loved it! His lead character, Private Investigator Dev Haskell is a lot of fun. He's got a sense of humor as well as a keen sense of intuition when it comes to the cases he solves. I found the book to be well-written, with all of the ends tied up neatly. There was some passion, lots of danger and suspense with colorful characters. Definitely a great weekend escape (I read fast.) 

So now Mike is back with the next case for Dev Haskell in Ting-A-Ling (Case 7) and I can't wait to see what Dev's gotten himself into now. Here's the description Mike sent along... 

Ting-a-ling Description

When Private Investigator Dev Haskell crawls out of a warm bed to answer a middle of the night phone call he ends up offering to help the sexy voice on the other end. It’s such a simple request. All he has to do is deliver a message for a beautiful client. It seems she wants to meet with a former business partner and discuss his payment terms, if only she could find him. Dev is more than up for the task, after all, how hard could it be?

But things are never as they appear. Dev locates the man and delivers the message only to find himself a suspect of increasing interest in a missing person case. Suddenly, he can’t find his client and he can’t find her business partner. That becomes the least of his problems the moment a body turns up. He’s suddenly on the hook for murder and all the evidence is pointing toward him.

Haunted by a childhood experience, Dev will need all his skills and a good deal of luck to solve this case and save himself. Ting-A-Ling demonstrates yet again why Mike Faricy have been called America’s hottest new mystery writer… (The Dirty Lowdown)


Ting-A-Ling Blurb

After answering Danielle’s middle of the night phone call private investigator Dev Haskell offers to help. It’s
a simple task, all he has to do is deliver a message to her former business partner. The next thing he knows Dev is involved in a missing person case and he can’t find his client or her business partner. That turns out to be the least of his problems when he finds himself on the hook for murder and all the evidence points toward him.

Meanwhile, an incident from his childhood continues to haunt Dev, with his very freedom hanging in the balance everything seems to be beyond his control. He’ll need all his skill and a good deal of luck to save himself. In a tale fraught with danger, Mike Faricy, Master of the Bizarre lays one twist on top of another until a murder rap becomes the least of Dev’s problems.

Praise for Mike Faricy;

Mike Faricy is America’s hottest new mystery writer…The Dirty Lowdown

Mike Faricy is Minnesota’s Master of the Bizarre…Robert Carraher

Remarkable, a fast paced tour de force…Irish Gazette


Available at Amazon

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About Mike Faricy...


I was born and raised in Minnesota and I still live there part of the year. I am the oldest of five. My wife and I have a long distance marriage, she lives in Dublin, Ireland and I live in St. PaulMinnesota. We’re together more often than not, but from time to time we may go 6-8 weeks without seeing one another. That said, we talk every day on Skype and I dare say we may talk more than many couples living under the same roof. We are both tied to our respective areas although we’re sort of looking for that warm winter get-away. That knocks Minnesota out of the running and Dublin at 38F and rainy in the winter isn’t a heavy contender when it comes to sunshine. Still with family and friends the get-away may only be for a couple of weeks. Usually about the time my wife has had enough of my direction and if my chores are finished I suddenly find myself dropped off at the Dublin airport with my luggage.



You can find me at:


Twitter @Mikefaricybooks

Amazon Author Page


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Christi Snow's Release of Snowcroft Lost #mm and #Contest #romanticsuspense #gblt

My good friend, Christi Snow, is releasing a new series today!

Snowcroft Lost (book 1, Snowcroft Men) takes place in the sleepy, touristy village of Snowcroft, New Mexico. This friends-to-lovers romance has lies, danger, deception and lots of tender moments as these two gorgeous men find their way to happily ever after.

She's also sponsoring a contest to celebrate her release day. She's giving away a signed print copy of The Shadow Of Mudflap, a special mug and some official Christi Snow swag.



Secrets and Lies…
Everyone has them. Big ones. Little ones.

For Trevor Mayne and Jamie Vaughn, secrets and lies are how they’ve made their fourteen year friendship work. Don’t talk about it. Ignore it and it won’t be real. Pretend like everything’s fine between the two of them.

Jamie can’t live like this anymore. He’s in love with Trevor, his best friend who just happens to be straight. Tired of hiding his feelings, he decides to walk away. From their friendship. From his hometown. From his business.

But before Jamie gets a chance to leave, a freak accident leaves Trevor with amnesia. A new blank perspective leaves him confused about the inconsistencies of what he’s told his life should be vs. the feelings that he knows he has. Now those secrets and lies, that should be safer than ever, are suddenly front and center and changing everything between them.

Their world is at risk because their secrets and lies aren’t the only ones at play here. There’s a bigger lie out there and it could just destroy everything as they get closer and closer to the secret hidden in depths of the Snowcroft forest.
Available now on Amazon

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And now for the contest!!!

Christi Snow is generously offering up the following prize package!
  • A signed, print copy of The Shadow of Mudflap (signed by both Christi and her co-author, M.F. Smith)
  • A special mug
  • Official Christi Snow swag

Contest runs from 3/19 to 3/26. Winner will be notified by 4/1/14. 
Just enter your name in the Rafflecopter below to be entered. To be safe, enter your email in comments, too. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


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Friday, February 14, 2014

Battle Cry Cover Reveal! With Melissa Snark #urbanfantasy #paranormal #coverreveal #romance

Happy Valentine's Day! 


Today we have a cover reveal! Melissa Snark is pulling the sheet off her cover for BATTLE CRY, book 3 of the Loki's Wolves series! So without further ado... Enjoy! 

~Mia 

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BATTLE CRY by Melissa Snark

A Victoria Storm novel
 #3 Loki's Wolves series

Genre:  Paranormal/urban fantasy

Coming in June 2014  * * *  Add to your Goodreads Shelf

"We meet Valkyrie Victoria Storm in the middle of a blood bath, and we did continue on from there. I must say Melissa Snark has all the makings of an awesome story teller."
Gloria Lakritz
Sr. Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

"A definite must read for anyone who enjoys urban fantasy."
Lisa Lester
Fight For Your Write Blog


Just when you thought it couldn't get any better...



Blurb:

War with human hunters has devastated the werewolf pack of Sierra Pines. Only Valkyrie Victoria Storm and a handful of female wolves still live. With her mate dead, there is no one to protect her or her unborn child. An unwelcome attraction to a hunter complicates her life even further.  She reluctantly agrees to attend peace talks with Jake Barrett, the notorious Hunter King, a man who believes she murdered his son.

Hunter Sawyer Barrett has been trying to kill Victoria Storm for so long, he doesn't know whether he loves her or hates her.  Desperate to end the war he started, he's willing to take chances with everything but his heart, but he harbors a deadly secret he's determined to keep. 

When peace talks fail, Victoria does the only reasonable thing an angry Valkyrie can do: she kidnaps her worst enemy and makes her escape in a fire engine red convertible muscle car. All along an ancient evil plots the destruction of wolves and hunters alike.


THE CHILD THIEF (LOKI'S WOLVES #1) is free on Amazon and Goodreads


Author Bio:
Melissa Snark is a paranormal and romance author with a particular interest in werewolf and Norse mythology. Her Loki's Wolves series combines elements of both in a contemporary fantasy setting. She lives in Northern California with her husband, three children and glaring of cats.




Connect with Melissa
Email:  melissasnark at gmail dot com
Twitter: @MelissaSnark



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Thursday, February 13, 2014

An Interview With Renee Luke and Be Mine #eroticromance #Valentine

Today we have Renee Luke in the hot seat! She's a multi-published erotic romance author with lots of hot stories to share, but today she's telling us about her Valentine's Day release, Be Mine. She's also giving away a little something, so enjoy the interview and excerpt from this spicy short story, and stick around to enter! 

~Mia

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Interview questions for Renee Luke… 

Quick round:
Coffee, tea or…what’s your vice? Both… coffee in the morning. Tea the rest of the day.

Favorite Movie: This changes. I am still a sucker for the original Sound of Music, and I love Finding Nemo. And, all of the Pirates of the Caribbean.

Favorite Color: Pink.

Favorite book/author: CS Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

How do you feel about bacon? I think it’s best left on the pig. I’m a lifelong vegetarian.


The REAL questions… 

Tell us about yourself.
In a microbiology class I took, we played a game called 3 truths and a lie. Mine were, I am a novelist. I breed UKC (United Kennel Club) APBT show quality dogs. I am 28. I have 5 kids. My lie? I’m 28, but I’ll never reveal my real age. I’ve been 28 for a few years now.

In addition to writing, I also love to garden. This past summer, my five year old son and I grew corn, tomatoes, potatoes, sugar peas, our own Halloween pumpkins, peppers, and an array of herbs. Most were eaten fresh, but we’re still pulling frozen veggies from the freezer.

Hmm, what else? Well, my first love is horses, and use to breed and endurance race Arabians. I’ve been living in the suburbs (horseless) for the last of couple of decades, but it is my biggest wish (aside from my children’s success, of course) to get back to a place where I can have Arabians again.

In my writing life, I have no discipline and write when I’m in the mood. That tends to be at night when I’d really like to be cuddled up with my man watching good TV shows, but for some reason, I just don’t get creative by the light of day. And I don’t even write vampires.

I do, however, write a few different genres and sub-genres. I even have a YA out under the name Nyomi Scott. I’m looking forward to doing more of those.

What’s under your bed?
Ha, what is under my bed? Let me check? Oh, ok, two Rubbermaid tubs of old pictures that I really need to have digitalized, and a bunch of shoes. My house lacks storage space and the closets are tiny. I’ve got to put them somewhere.

What comes first, plot or characters?
I guess a spark of an idea comes first. I have a little nugget of a plot, which is only a partial set bones, not even a full skeleton, and definitely lacks substance like organs, muscles, skin…. Once I have the little nugget of an idea for a plot, I need characters. The characters are what drives the plot into completion.

Pantser, plotter, or hybrid? Tell us about your writing process.
I’m mostly a hybrid plotter/pantser. In my novellas and novels, I do a quick outline/sketch. Just one sentence on a numbered page to indicate what should happen in that chapter. That’s it. And then I write. Sometimes the numbers get messed up because characters do things before I anticipated them to, and sometimes things I thought would happen never develop. So, it’s really a sketch and guide rather than structured plot sequence.

Oddest thing on your desk?
My husband’s random black dress sock. I couldn’t find it’s mate when I was putting them away, so tossed it on my desk until the other one turns up.

What’s your most interesting writing quirk?
I spin in my chair while I think.

What’s your favorite thing about the genre you write in?
I love the erotic romance genre because it’s real and the characters in them are dealing with real life issues. But in erotic romance we always get a happily ever after.

What is the hardest thing about being an author?
The promotion and marketing are the hardest part of being an author, to me. I just want to write, but just writing isn’t enough anymore if you want to have writing as a career. You have to be able to promote yourself and reach out to readers. While I love talking and sharing with readers, I am an author not a saleswoman. I’d love to be able to hand off the marketing and promotion entirely to someone else.

What’s the easiest thing about being an author?
The easiest thing about being an author is creating my own schedule. I can do what I want, when I want, and get to the writing when I feel like it. I really should take a look at my schedule and think of writing more as a job. Put my butt in the chair and work on a more consistence pace, but for now, I work/write when I’m inspired.

What do you wish someone had asked you for an interview question? 
Hmmm…. I’m not sure this is my dream question, but it’s one I’m often asked; where have you been for the last 5 years? I was writing for several houses and happily moving forward on a steady clip with my career, and then? And then, I fell off the face of the writing world. So to answer where have I been, I’ll make a list. 1) I got a divorce 2) lost our house to divorce and a crumby market 3) I went back to school to be an RN or RT (Respiratory Therapist) 4) Spent years with my nose in anatomy and physiology books and writing papers on microbiology 5) got a new man 6) had a new baby 7) applied for RN and RT programs but haven’t been selected in the lovely lottery selection process 8) Decided to go back to what makes me happy and where my heart is 9) I’m writing again.

Tell us about your latest release!
BE MINE is an erotic Valentine’s Day romance short story. Adaya owns a flower shop and spent Valentine’s Day making flower arrangements for other women. She doesn’t have a date, but would rather soak in the tub and sip some wine anyway.

Braden goes to the flower shop to get a bouquet for his mama, and though he has a standing Valentine’s Day date with her, the owner of the shop catches his attention and can’t help how attracted to her he is.

He convinces her to give him a shot and tells her that after dinner with his mama, he can make her hotter and wetter than the tub, and be much more intoxicating than any bottle.

Blurb for Be Mine...
Adaya doesn't have a Valentine's Day date, and that's fine with her. She doesn't want one. She'd already worked all day and would rather spend the evening soaking in the tub and sipping some wine.

Braden has a date with another woman—his mother. But once dinner is done, he can’t get sexy and sassy Adaya off his mind.

But can he convince her that he’d be better at getting her hot and wet than the tub, and more intoxicating than any bottle?


Excerpt for Be Mine...
“Damn, she’s fine,” Braden Rice mumbled under his breath as he leaned his forehead of the glass, peering into the florist’s shop. He watched the woman through the glass amble away from the door. The locked door. He needed to draw her attention before she went behind the counter and disappeared out of sight, but he was mesmerized into a stupor watching her walk.

Black leggings clung to her body, showing off a round plump ass and long shapely legs, and she had a sway of her hips that was damn sexy. She wore gray and pink sneakers, but aw shit, that body in some stilettoes… “Damn.”

He shook his head, trying to rid the images invading his thoughts and making his brain swell. He shifted, making room in his boxers for his semi-aroused dick, and then reminded himself what the hell he was doing at there. Lifting a hand, he tapped his knuckles against the glass hard enough for the woman to hear.

She stopped and glanced back over her shoulder at him with an annoyed frown on her face. She turned slowly. And his throat went dry. She was as fine to look at from the front as the rear, with a pink Moore Flowers T-shirt clinging to every curve. The shadow of a flower tattoo peeked out beneath one sleeve. Smooth latte skin, lush lips, dark almond-shaped eyes, all clean of make-up.

“We’re closed,” she yelled. He could tell she was also over- accentuating her lips in an effort for him to read her words, too.

Braden watched her mouth. He knew what she’d said, but he’d have loved to see something else slipping from those delicious lips of hers.


Available on

Find Renee Luke on the Web! 




Contest
Renee would love to have a contest! Leave a comment with how you feel about Valentine's Day and you could be in the running to win some candy! 


Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Rolynn Anderson's Lie Catchers And Interview #TWRP #AmazonFreebie #Contest

Today we're featuring fellow The Wild Rose Press author Rolynn Anderson with an interview and some info about LIE CATCHERS, her latest release! LIE CATCHERs is FREE Feb. 11-15, so head on over to Amazon to get your copy. She's also giving away two waterproof Rite In The Rain mini-notebooks (just like one used in her story.) Lots of free stuff going on! I hope you enjoy. 

~Mia

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Quick round for Rolynn Anderson...
Coffee, tea or…what’s your vice? Grande latte, extra hot non-fat with one pump of mocha.  Whipped cream on Sundays, only.
Favorite Movie: Shakespeare in Love
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite book/author:  Larry McMurtry
How do you feel about bacon? Everything tastes better with bacon



Tell us a little about yourself.  I am less than a speck of sand in relation to the universe, yet I yearn to make my mark, to show proof that I was here and what I was made a difference.  I taught high schoolers for thirty years; I’m publishing stories for the next thirty; I nurture relationships with young and old; I golf and garden with verve.  I am happiest when I have purpose. 

What’s under your bed? Critters I can’t see except with a microscope.  No chance I’ll buy the ‘scope.

What comes first, plot or characters? Plot

Pantser, plotter, or hybrid? Tell us about your writing process. I’m a happy pantser, surprised every day by the words bustling across the screen.  At polishing, editing stage, I’m a hybrid.

Oddest thing on your desk?  A tiny gold golf bag with pens shaped like golf clubs.  (I’m an inveterate golfer)

What’s your most interesting writing quirk?  I enjoy defying traditional rules of writing (which may not please my editors).  Labyrinthine sentences, missing subjects or objects, use of white space, unusual punctuation, and made-up words.

What’s your favorite thing about the genre you write in? Suspense/romance allows us to double the tension…in the plot and in the relationship.  I’m twice as likely to create a page-turner, especially if the suspense and romance are cleverly intertwined.

What is the hardest thing about being an author? Placing my books in the hands of many readers.

What’s the easiest thing about being an author? Writing the first draft of a new story.

What do you wish someone had asked you for an interview question? How old are you inside your head?  My answer: Although my knees failed me (I just got both knees completely replaced), I see the world as a forty-year old.  When I was young, I ‘thought’ older.  As I grow older, I ‘think’ young.  I don’t believe I’ll ever be more than forty years old in my head.

Tell us about your latest release!
Intrepid
My husband and I take summer cruises on our boat Intrepid. Our first adventure up the Inside Passage to Alaska revealed the charming town of Petersburg, Alaska, settled first by Tlingit and Haida tribes and later by Norwegians.  The unique setting inspired LIE CATCHERS.  What’s more, an unsolved 1932 crime peaked my interest.  Why not ‘solve’ that crime and add a recent homicide?

So….

A waterproof Rite in the Rain notebook, found in the back pocket of a dead man sets off the turmoil in this Alaska fishing town.  A Treasury agent from Fresno and a free-lance writer from Petersburg have their careers on the line if they can’t figure out the meaning of what’s in the notebook.

Find LIE CATCHERS on Amazon Free Feb 11-15!

Blurb:
Two unsolved murders will tear apart an Alaska fishing town unless a writer and a government agent reveal their secret obsessions.

Treasury agent Parker Browne is working undercover in Petersburg, Alaska to investigate a money scam and a murder. His prime suspect, Liv Hanson, is a freelance writer struggling to save her family’s business. Free spirited, full of life, and with a talent for catching liars, she fascinates Parker.

Trying to prove she’s a legitimate writer who cares about Petersburg’s issues, Liv pens a series of newspaper articles about an old, unsolved murder. When her cold case ties in with Parker’s investigation, bullets start to fly.

Parker understands money trails, and Liv knows the town residents. But he gave up on love two years ago, and she trusts no one, especially with her carefully guarded secret. If they mesh their skills to find the killers, will they survive the fallout?

Links to buy: (LIE CATCHERS is FREE from Feb. 11-15!):

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Contest
Leave a comment and be entered in a contest for one of two waterproof Rite in the Rain mini-notebooks. It's just like the one found in the back pocket of a dead man floating in the waters of Puget Sound (from Lie Catchers, of course.) Rolynn would love to know what your mental age is vs. your present age (I feel 99 today but mentally I'm 24 I think. LOL) 

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