Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#Review: THE RAKE'S REBELLION by Cynthia Breeding


  4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I've read by Ms. Breeding and it was a delightful read. Brice, Lord Barclay, gets the surprise of his life when he wakes up at a house party, only to learn that he is married to the American, Miss Sarah Vincent. Sarah grew up in a convent and neither she nor Brice wanted this marriage. They were tricked by Sarah's uncle into the marriage and due to a meddling aunt, there's no way out. Sarah is a shy, unassuming young woman and has no idea how the ton operates. With the help of her friend Caroline, Sarah slowly comes out of her shell and is determined to make her marriage work.

I loved the slow burn of the book and was glad the author had Sarah struggle with her own sexuality. Growing up in a convent, it would have been unrealistic if Sarah suddenly became a sexual being. Brice, on the other hand, rebels against the marriage, but soon learns that sometimes unwanted events could be just what he needs. Ms. Breeding does a great job of letting the reader into the character's feelings and motivations as they navigate a marriage in name only to a loving union.

I voluntarily read the advanced reader copy and all opinions are my own.



Monday, November 11, 2019

Honoring Our Veterans November 11, 2019

We all can do our part by thanking a soldier you may encounter in your daily lives. They serve so we may enjoy our freedom. Their sacrifice is something very special.

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

My personal thank you goes to David, Tim, Brenda, and Gary. You all are awesome and make me proud to say I know and love the soldiers in my family who have proudly served our nation.


#Excerpt: JACK STEEL ACTION MYSTERY THRILLER SERIES by Geoffrey Saign

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Serve justice. Discover a secret. Find his daughter. Repay betrayal.
Jack Steel trains for the impossible, and it looks like it found him.

On a black op to neutralize terrorists, elite specialist Steel puts honor and integrity ahead of orders when he spares a monk. He just never expected his decision to put crosshairs on his back.

Hunted by a twisted killer, a vengeful billionaire, and the highest levels of government, Steel races to discover who’s behind a conspiracy that will decide the fate of two countries—and why one monk is the key to it all.

Aching from a missing daughter, Steel finds it easy to fall for Christie, a beautiful counter-terrorism analyst who offers to help. But he isn’t sure he can trust anyone.

To have a chance at love and a new life, and to serve justice, Steel just needs to stay one step ahead of a bullet…
***** 

Revenge. Love. Family.
To protect their families, Jack Steel and Christie Thorton must become assassins.

Deadly Blackhood Ops specialist Jack Steel has moved on from his bloody past, but his past won’t let him go. He has it all; his partner Christie, his daughter Rachel, a protection agency he’s proud of, and his head on straight.

But it’s all torn apart when a madman blackmails him and Christy. Their skills are pushed to the limit as they are forced to become assassins to save those they love. The Mexican cartel, terrorists, and people from Steel’s past force them into a non-stop fight that they can’t walk away from.

To protect his country, and everyone important to him, Steel will be forced to trust the very people he swore to kill.

And he might have to walk away from those he loves…

Excerpt from Book 2: Steel Assassin

Christie slowly kept moving. Her SIG followed the round trunk. The tree had deep furrows, and sometimes the trunk jutted out at ground level. Then she had to step over or go around the bulge. She couldn’t hide then, making herself an easy target.

A cluster of seven giant sequoias surrounded her, each big enough to hide all of Vincente’s men. They could be all around her. Waiting. Watching. A number of the trees had dark cavities at ground level, big enough for someone to squat in and not be seen unless you were close.

Unsure what to do and where to go, she stood still for a moment. She heard muffled shots to the east. Steel. Focusing, she slowly continued around the trunk. She felt vulnerable, knowing every tree was a possible hiding place. Ahead of her a bulbous area at the base of the trunk—two feet high and three feet wide—forced her to stop. She would have to step around it.

Glancing throughout the grove, she slowly edged forward.

When she reached the foot of the trunk, she stopped with a jolt. A man holding a silenced pistol stood on the other side of the bulge.

About the Author:
Award-winning author Geoffrey Saign has spent many years studying kung fu and sailed all over the South Pacific and Caribbean. He uses that experience and sense of adventure to write the Jack Steel and Alex Sight thriller action series.

Geoff loves to sail big boats, hike, and cook—and he infuses all his writing with his passion for nature. As a swimmer he considers himself fortunate to live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota. See what he’s up to at his website.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

#Review: THE FORGOTTEN DUKE by Sophie Barnes


  4 of 5 stars
 
Carlton Guthrie, the Scoundrel of St. Giles, has been planning revenge for twenty years against the Earl of Hedgewick. When the Earl's daughter runs away from a planned wedding, she runs into his territory and he saves her from an attack. Regina cannot abide the marriage her father had planned for her and latches on to Carlton as he offers her a safe place to figure out what she plans to do next. Little did Carlton know was Regina is the woman of his dreams. Can he stay away and protect her innocence while he plots to kill her father?

I enjoyed this book. It started off well, dragged a little in the middle, then raced toward a satisfying conclusion. Ms. Barnes does a good job not only with the hero and heroine, but with the secondary characters as well. The mystery running through the book of why Carlton wanted revenge kept me turning the pages.

I voluntarily read the advanced reader copy and all opinions are my own.




Interview with Hawk MacKinney, INANNA PHANTOM

Can you give us a brief overview of your latest book?
Inanna Phantom, Vol III of the Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series

Jupiterr Base has expanded, as archeological discoveries on other Lantaraan orbital bodies in the Solaris system had documented the fourth planet from its Solaris star to be a sterile wasteland. Except it was not. Since then Terato and Eorthe formed the confederated United Terran League under the nominal figurehead of League High Judikarr Eklam a’Qoc. Civil unrest in the League involves the League High Judikarr a’Qoc as mediator. As he is pushed to marshal the League with their Murian allies to prepare for possible confrontations with an unknown ancient enemy, internal tensions on Myr and Eorthe confront Murians and Teratoans with clandestine political discord, seeking power at any cost.

Is it part of a series?
Yes. Inanna Phantom, Vol-III in The Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series. It follows Vol-I, The Bleikovat Event, and Vol-II, The Missing Planet.

Have you ever had a minor character evolve into a major one?
Yes
Did that change the direction of the novel at all?
Not the direction, but it expanded the plot.

Did you try the traditional route to publishing, i.e. querying agents/publishers?
I self-published the first book I ever wrote many years ago primarily because I wanted to learn as much as I could about the business of publishing. After that I found an agent who has successfully placed all of my work with a traditional, royalty-paying publisher.

How long before you got your offer of representation/your first contract?
Decades
Was it for your first novel?
No, but “first novel” doesn’t make sense with this writer with at least two manuscripts & sometimes 4 or more going at the same time. Let it rest. Edit something. Come back fresh.

Are you currently under a traditional publishing contract for future books or do you have manuscripts that you will self-publish?
I am working strictly with a traditional publisher, and he has first option to publish all of my future books. This works well for me because it frees up my time to do what I enjoy most – WRITE!

If you used a graphic designer/publisher’s designer, how involved were you during the creative process for your cover? 
Designer – yes. Involved – very little, although I can make suggestions. The designer is the expert and I have never been disappointed.

What is your writing process?
Early, way before 5 am. Do you listen to music or do you like silence? Silence

Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
Both, but a very specific ‘both’. I make a lot of notes as I am fleshing out the story and characters.

Besides Amazon, are there any other sites where your books are for sale?
All of my books are available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, my publisher’s web site, eBook, and some of the European markets.

What kinds of marketing [twitter, facebook, blog, forums] are you involved with for promoting your books?
Social media platforms that target readers of the type of books I write (primarily mystery/suspense and science fiction), radio, announcements to libraries and bookstores, book tours and author events.

Do you find it difficult to juggle your time between marketing your current book and writing your next book?
No, I budget time for both.

Besides writing, do you have any other passions?
Yes - libraries & all the doors they open.

Some fun facts about you, which do you prefer:
dogs or cats?                        dogs
Chocolate or vanilla?            French vanilla with Southern Comfort crème
Coffee or Tea?                        a.m. -coffee/p.m. - tea
Talk or Text?                        text
Day or Night?                        Sundown to dusk

What’s next for you?
Rough editing the next sci-fi title is already underway as well as the final edit on Book 5 in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series I am writing.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Hawk has authored several works of fiction including a historical romance Moccasin Trace which was nominated for both the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award. His Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series and his Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series have received national and international attention.

With postgraduate degrees and faculty positions in several medical universities, Hawk MacKinney has taught graduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem. His professional writing includes articles on chordate neuroembryology, and aerospace research on muscle metabolic behavior in multi-orbital environments.







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Thursday, November 7, 2019

#Review: SINNER'S OPERA by Linda Nightingale


  3.5 of 5 stars

This is the first book I've read by Ms. Nightingale and I'm not sure I'll read any more of the series. First, a minor complaint, but one that set the tone for me is about the cover. Throughout the book, Morgan's shoulder length blond hair was mentioned over and over again and there was a bit of a disconnect for me between the description and the man on the cover. While I found the writing was well done, it was overdone in many passages and I ended up skipping over a bunch of them. Trying to invoke certain feelings, the author could have streamlined the prose and still gotten the same reaction. As it is, the book is more than 400 pages long and could easily have been pared down to produce a riveting story between Morgan and Isabeau. The beginning of the story is quite confusing and hard to figure which timeline the author was trying to invoke, but after the first couple of chapters, the story line was clearer.

There are a number of unique and interesting vampire laws and customs and that gave this book a fresh perspective and I enjoyed reading about those. If you're looking for a different take on vampire lore, this is a good read.

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BLURB:

Morgan D'Arcy is an English lord, a classical pianist, and a vampire. He has everything except what he desires most—Isabeau. As the Angel Gabriel he's steered her life and career choice, preparing her to become Lady D'Arcy.

Many forces oppose Morgan's daring plan—not the least of which is Vampyre law.

Isabeau Gervase is a brilliant geneticist. Though she no longer believes in angels, she sees a ticket to a Nobel Prize in Gabriel's secrets—secrets that have led her to a startling conclusion. Gabriel isn't human, and she fully intends to identify the species she named the Angel Genome. Morgan is ready to come back into Isabeau's life, but this time as a man not an angel. Will he outsmart his enemies, protect his beloved and escape death himself? For the first time in eternity, the clock is ticking

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

She enjoys dressing up and hosting formal dinner parties!

After 14 years in Texas, Linda just returned home to her roots. She has seven published novels, four of which are available from Audible.com in audio. For many years, she bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses on their farm in Five Forks. So, she’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer. Our local author has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers’ Magnolia Award and the SARA Merritt.  She retired from a career as a legal assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center to write full time.

She has 2 wonderful sons—one in Texas; one in England—and 4 equally marvelous grandchildren.

She loves horses, sports cars, music, and piano.









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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

#Excerpt: DARK ONE'S BRIDE by Aldrea Alien


Dark One’s Bride
Aldrea Alien
(Dark One’s Trilogy #2)
Publication date: October 31st 2019
Genres: Young Adult Gothic Romance

A royal wedding. A fiery heroine. And a brazen act of sabotage that could topple a kingdom.
It has been five months since Clarabelle Weaver saved the life of the infamous Great Lord and happily accepted his unexpected marriage proposal. With their wedding less than a week away, she is finally stepping into the unfamiliar world beyond her village to face nobility she never knew existed.
But it’s not only them who are interested in her presence.
The enemy is also stirring for this historic occasion. Their focus not on the man they see as their reviled “Dark Lord”, but on her as the young woman who supposedly carries his heir.
Clara must weave a path through attempted assassinations and poisonings whilst also proving to the court that she’s suitable to become their ruler’s Great Lady… all before taking their vows. But has her training prepared her for an attack that could send the kingdom into war?

Sequel to:

EXCERPT:
The door took them out into a narrow, vacant corridor. Cool air caressed her face and took the edge off the wretched sogginess that had grasped her limbs. Clara breathed deeply as they walked, willing her stomach to stop fluttering and disgusted it wouldn’t obey such a command. It was empty bar a half-cup of liquid. What was left for it to protest?
Lucias ran his hand up and down her back in light, reassuring strokes. The action was somewhat at odds with the concern plastered across his face and the anger evident in the flicker of silvery-blue light in his eyes. Small though they were, the sparks still flashed in the gloom. “How are you feeling now?”
“Still terrible,” she mumbled. Even away from the warmth of the kitchens, the unbearable heat continued to plague her.
He nodded as if expecting that very reply. There was a hitch in his stride as he fumbled with something in a small pouch on his belt. “Here,” he whispered, pressing a slim glass vial into her hand. “Drink this. It should fix that.”
Clara uncorked the vial and downed the brown sludge without a second thought. Her very hair seemed to shudder at the bitterness coating her tongue. She gagged. Her stomach rolled, still deciding on whether to reject this strange concoction. “What was that?” The words barely escaped her without her biting her tongue.
“It’s the antidote for a large variety of poisons.” He took the vial back from her and returned it to the pouch. “I always keep a few on me.”
Heat drained from her face. She wasn’t certain if it was due to the vial’s effects or the implication that… “Someone tried to poison me?” She hadn’t even been here a day. How could there already be people in place to make an attempt on her life? And why hadn’t they gone straight for Lucias?
“Well, it’s was either that or the food was far too rich for you. But I’d prefer to err on the side of caution when it comes to your wellbeing. I’ll bring a few vials for you in the morning. Right after I send a few of my people to interrogate the kitchen staff.”

Author Bio:
Aldrea Alien lives in New Zealand with their family, including a menagerie of animals, most of which are convinced they're just as human as the next person. Especially the cats! By day, they wrangle the family, often writing romantic fantasy by night.
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Monday, November 4, 2019

#Excerpt: ANGEL BLUE, Season 1 by Jennifer Silverwood


Angel Blue: Season One
Jennifer Silverwood
(Seven Deadly Sins, #1)
Publication date: August 14th 2019
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

All Eanna wants is to forget the night she lost everything, but fate has other plans. A lifetime ago, the cursed burned her home and everyone she loved. Now she’s haunted by a dangerous legacy.
Her guardian, Etlu is determined to make Eanna into a queen, even if it means sacrificing his happiness. Surrounded by enemies, Eanna and Etlu have no choice but to give in to destiny.
Wil and his sister Isabol are searching for the chosen princess, but Wil finds more than he bargained for in Eanna. He doesn’t plan on falling in love with her. A love like theirs can only end in tragedy and death.
There can only be one outcome when chosen and cursed collide: a world bathed in fire and blood.

EXCERPT:
In the end, it takes Eanna tapping into her accursed gift before she’s able to give the fire life. She hasn’t been here in months, maybe longer. The door was difficult to open at first, and evidence of rodents and birds is scattered across the floor of the cabin. The makeshift pillows and blankets are frozen stiff as she lays her guest down to sweat over them. The cold never bothers her, but her guest is shivering.
From shock, she dimly thinks. She plops him on her pallet and begins her impossible task. The stench of his blood and sickness is overwhelming.
You should have killed him…burned out his damned soul…
Eanna shivers and adds kindling to the blue flames dancing in the hearth. Her fire will last longer, at least. As long as she doesn’t lose control again.
“I will not lose control,” she says to the flame.
Wil moans, and Eanna reluctantly turns. Dim firelight plays over his exposed, scarlet-streaked skin.
She looks to the bucket of snow beside her and the clean rags she made from an old blanket. It’s not ideal, but it will have to do.
“They are cursed, Anu,” Etlu’s voice chants in her head.
Eanna stiffens her spine as she wills her flame to grow. She brings the bucket and rags to his side and sets to work. Her hand trembles as she hesitates just above his ruined torso.
Wil’s voice rolls against her ear as his hips lazily press against hers, insistent and yet undemanding. “What are you doing celebrating your birthday alone, in a place like this?”
She turns her head, so her lips graze his scruff. “Enjoying myself.”
“Are you?”
She mops blood off the hard planes of his chest. With each brush of her rag, the ruby stains give way to a coppery gold. His skin is so much warmer than her own, warmer than a human’s.
I should have noticed that night in the bar.
He had fooled her, in that den of human sweat and lust.
Sweat beads on his forehead as his face twists in pain. Eanna cannot look at his face without remembering their kiss. She watches the rise and fall of his chest. She dips the rag into the melting snow and brings it back to clean his bullet wounds. His legs are worse.
“They feel no pain, remorse, or compassion,” Etlu told her.
It doesn’t help assuage her guilt. This isn’t the first time she hates herself, but it is the first time she has betrayed everything her parents died for. He wears the face of a man she found comfort and connection with, nothing more.
He is cursed.
No matter how normal he looks now, all Eanna sees is the fire his people used to destroy hers. She should have killed him when she had the chance. If they are caught, no mercy will be granted to her, no matter her lineage.
This goes above and beyond sneaking outside the compound.
Her hand stills as her thumb accidentally brushes his golden torso. Heat from his skin shoots through her fingertip and up her arm. Her pulse accelerates.
“They will take off your head as soon as they look at you. They are hollow shells of nothing,” Etlu would remind her.
But Wil looks helpless now, so near to death. It is her fault. And no matter what he is, he made her feel alive for one stolen moment.


Author Bio:
Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time, she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it's the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador, or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas.
She is the author of three series--Heaven's Edge, Wylder Tales and the Borderlands Saga--and the stand-alone titles Stay and She Walks in Moonlight. She released her first serialized Urban Fantasy, Angel Blue in August 2018.


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Saturday, November 2, 2019

#Review: A KNIGHT FOR A LADY by Elizabeth Bailey


  3 of 5 stars

I haven't read any of the previous books in this series so I'm not sure if that would have helped understand these characters better, but I found this book dragged in places . It started out well with the mystery of what happened to Edith Westacott in Bath and who she was running from, but it didn't take long to uncover his identity. I liked Colonel Niall Lowrie better. He was doing his best trying to run an earldom he never expected to inherit in the first place. As a soldier, he knew his place in the world, but as an Earl, he was clueless, but willing to learn as much as he could in a short amount of time. He first comes across Edith when walking in the woods. She lay in a faint and his first instinct is to help and protect her. As his feelings grow for her, he tries hard to understand what she's so afraid of as she reluctant to speak of it. There was some good tension filled moments as the villain stalks Edith, but I thought his ending a little unrealistic especially Edith's role in it.


I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy and all opinions are my own.





Friday, November 1, 2019

Interview with Krysten Lindsay Hager, IN OVER HER HEAD

Can you give us a brief overview of your latest book? Is it part of a series?
In Over Her Head: Lights, Camera, Anxiety is a YA romantic comedy about a high school girl who has started dating her favorite singer and deals with all the challenges that come with that. Cecily gets the chance to achieve her dreams as well as an opportunity comes up to help her get exposure for her acting career. Who wouldn’t want to see what it was like to live the life of your dreams and date the singer you love? It is part of the Cecily Taylor Series.

Do you have a favorite character?
I love writing the Cecily character and the scenes with her texting her friends Allie and Lila always crack me up. I also love the journey the pop star character, Andrew, has been going on dealing with fame, staying true to his artistic visions, and handling his anxiety.

Have you ever had a minor character evolve into a major one? Did that change the direction of the novel at all?
Yes, the Lila character who is the best friend took on more of a role in this book as she started getting back with a toxic ex. Cecily spoke up saying she didn’t think it was a good idea (the guy cheated on Lila) and Lila started pulling away from her. So the friendship theme took on a bigger role in the book as Cecily reacts to being iced out over trying to be a good friend.

Briefly describe your journey in writing your first or latest book.
I started off planning to have Cecily and Andrew hit a few bumps in the road with their relationship, but along the way I decided to have Andrew share with her his battle with anxiety and it brings them closer. I started relating to what Andrew was going through and he became one of my all-time favorite characters to write.

What is your writing process? Do you listen to music or do you like silence?
I tend to write late at night when it’s quiet and I don’t have a million other things going on to distract me.
I need total focus so I am not the type to write in a coffee shop. Some books take a lot longer than others for me to write.

Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
I usually go where my muse takes me and sometimes it’s not where I thought I was going at all! I sometimes feel I end up writing the book that needed to be written rather than the book I went in wanting to write. I usually find that when someone contacts me to tell me a part of a book I wrote helped them as they were going through something. Then I think, “Okay, so that’s why I was meant to put that part in the story.”

Do you find it difficult to juggle your time between marketing your current book and writing your next book?
Yes, any sort of business side of a writing career takes up a lot of time and energy. I’ve had days where it’s been constant emails and things that needed to be done right away even though you just got the email about it. I always dream about having a weekend just to get away from the chaos and write.

Besides writing, do you have any other passions?
I love reading, music, journaling, doing Bible studies, and staying in touch with friends via social media.

Some fun facts about you, which do you prefer
Dogs or cats? It’s hard to say since all animals have their own personalities. Can I pick polar bears instead?
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Talk or Text? Talk for sure.
Day or Night? Night.

What’s next for you?
I’m busy at work on the next book in the Cecily Taylor Series which has Cecily going back to New York and she’s acting in a music video for a different singer. She also gets another acting job and her friend Allie has a big life change coming as well. I’m also working on another YA book as well as some adult romantic comedies.



BLURB:

Cecily feels like she has it all: great best friends, the beginnings of a career as a model/actress, and she’s dating her favorite singer, Andrew Holiday. Then Cecily’s best friend Lila begins to ditch her every time Lila’s boyfriend calls. Cecily feels lost, but she and Andrew begin connecting more and she’s never been in a relationship where she felt so understood. Andrew even begins to confide in her about his anxiety. Soon Cecily experiences her own anxiety on a magazine photo shoot, but she manages to impress the magazine staff. Just when it seems like all her dreams are coming true, everything comes crashing down when a photo of Andrew with another girl appears online. He swears nothing happened, but Cecily is crushed. She feels like she’s lost two of the people closest to her.

Was her perfect relationship real or was she in over her head?

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star,  Landry in Like, Competing with the Star, Dating the It Guy, and Can Dreams Come True. True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for childen/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers' Favorite Book Award Finalist. Landry in Like is a Literary Classics Gold Medal recipient.
Krysten's work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on Living Dayton. 

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