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Finding Home by Ann Vaughn

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Title: Finding Home

Author: Ann Vaughn

Release Date: November 4, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Synopsis

Former Army Ranger Colt Harris wasn’t looking for love but one day during lunch, it found him. Her name was Sarah. As cliched as it was, time stood still and all he could see was her. Her laughter filled his senses and he was gone. He knew his life was about to change.

Sarah Sauter was used to being alone. She lost her parents when she was eighteen and after a bad experience with love, had given up on ever finding it again. Since then, her life had been all about surviving. Little did she know that when she went to lunch with her co-workers, she would meet a man who would literally turn her world upside down.

When Colt steps into Sarah’s life, he finds that things with her aren’t exactly as they appear to be. Deeply hidden secrets in her past begin to resurface, dropping Colt and Sarah in the middle if a nearly twenty-seven year old mystery. It will take all of Colt’s strength, patience and resolve Finding Home for Sarah.

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Interview with Stuart Reardon

Hi, Stu. First let me say, I am beyond thrilled that you agreed to be the face of my character, Colt Harris for the cover of Finding Home. As I’ve told you, I saw a picture of you a couple of years ago and the whole character of Colt sprang to life from that, which is something that I’ve never done before. I’ve always had the character in my head and then searched for someone who fit. I am beyond thrilled that the very man who inspired the character has agreed to represent him on my cover. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart for that. Thank you. I’m very flattered I was always the character in your book. And thank you for choosing me for the cover, I really hope the book does great for you 🙂 x

I know that you are first and foremost a rugby player and athlete. What made you decide to go into modeling? I sort of just fell into modeling. I think being in sports and in good shape fits really well with modeling, and fitness modeling in particular. Being in professional sports already had me in great shape, so stepping into fitness modeling was an easy transition.

What’s the most unusual pose you’ve been asked to do? No really unusual poses to date that stick out in my mind. Some of the action shots are tough as it takes time to capture the right shot, so may have to do the same thing over and over again.

Another question I know everyone is always asking: is there any particular meaning behind your awesome tattoo? Do the symbols represent something, or was it just a design you said, Hey, that looks cool, I want that? I got my tattoo when I was recovering from a really tough Achilles tendon injury. I had a couple of operations to finally get it right, so it was during that time that I worked out the design with the tattooist and he did the magic. I have always been interested in Tribal designs and culture, so the tattoo reflects that, and it reminds me of that really tough 14 month period in my life: the really low points which made me strong and determined, and a high point when I finally got back fit to play super league again after 14 months of recovery and rehab.

I’ve heard tattoos are addictive. Will you get more or are you done? Yes, tattoos are very addictive, I think I may get some more in the future but I’ve not decided yet.

I know you come to the States for modeling jobs, where all have you been? Yes, I’ve been to a couple of places in the States, NYC, Miami and LA.

Where have you not gone but would like to? I would love to visit Vegas. America is a huge country so I’m sure there are loads of beautiful places to visit.

For me, because I’m a Native Texan, I have to ask: have you been to Texas? I have not but I would love to visit Texas 🙂

How does it feel to be a muse for a character in a book? I’m very flattered to be your muse for Finding Home. It’s a pleasure to be liked 🙂

When I was looking through pictures of you on the Internet, I came across one where you were holding a guitar. I grew up a Band Geek and love music of all kinds and try to incorporate it in my books when I can. That picture inspired a whole scene in the book, where Colt is stressed about something and picks up his guitar and is idly playing while talking to his girlfriend, Sarah. Do you play? Yes, I play the guitar, not really well, though, I’m still learning. I’m a beginner so it’s a working process.

Later in the scene, he sings to her. Do you sing? I try to sing but I’m not the best at that either. I need to practice more {Ann: I’m sure all the ladies are feeling what I am right now: *swoon*!!! Stu singing! *sigh* ;)}

OK, now let’s get personal. Are you ready for this? I’ll make it as painless as possible. Lightning round:

Are you right or left-handed? Right

What’s your favorite food? Steak or chicken

Favorite drink (non-alcoholic) Sparkling water

Favorite drink (alcoholic) Corona

Favorite car? Land Rover Sport

Motorcycles? Harley Davidson

Favorite color? Black

Favorite movie? Anchorman

Favorite TV show? Walking Dead/Game of Thrones

Favorite actor? Gerard Butler

Favorite actress? Eva Mendes

Favorite type of music: rock, pop, techno, metal, country, rap, hip hop? A bit of everything

Favorite song? Kings of Leon – Use Somebody

Favorite band/group? Kings of Leon

Favorite singer? Ed Sheering

Snow in the mountains/sun on the beach? Sun on the beach everyday

Cats/dogs/neither? Neither; I don’t have time for pets

Nike/UnderArmor/Other? Nike

Favorite sport OTHER than rugby? Boxing

Favorite team? North Wales Crusaders – My Team, ha

Favorite American sport? (if any) American football

Favorite American team? (if any) NY Jets

Boxing or MMA? Boxing, but I like both, as both are really tough sports

Watching TV, snuggle together or give you your space? Watching TV or movies: cuddles with Em

Walking with your girlfriend, hold her hand, your hand on her back, arm around her shoulders or waist, or don’t touch at all? Holding hands or no touch at all

Would your girlfriend say you are a Pushover or Alpha male? It’s 50/50 I guess. We have give and take or it wouldn’t work. I’m an Alpha male but a pushover if she’s upset

Boxers/briefs/commando? (lol, kidding! You don’t have to answer that!) All 3, it depends on the situation 🙂

Thank you so much for taking time to indulge the silly writer! And thank you, again, for what I’m sure by now is the millionth time I’ve said it, but thank you for being so great with all this and for sharing your time and your picture with me and my readers! You’re welcome anytime 🙂 x

About the Author

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Ann Vaughn is a Native Texan now living in Oklahoma. Writing has always been a comfort and a release for her, though she never expected to be published. It wasn’t until a conversation with her husband about the rise of eBooks that she decided to try her hand at self-publishing. It was scary and exciting and ever since the release of her first book, Long Way Home on August 7, 2013. She now has three books available for purchase through Amazon, Long Way Home, Finding Home and A Home for Christmas, with the fourth and final book in the Home Series, Finally Home, releasing on March 10, 2014. In December 2013, Ann was named to Amazon’s Romance Editor’s List of Fan Picks for Top Debut Author.

When not at her desk, lost in the world of the Home Series, Ann can usually be found at the ballparks watching her son’s high school baseball games, or her daughter’s softball or soccer games…or chasing after her energetic Border Collie puppy!

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All Of Me? By K E Osborn- Cover Reveal

Title: All of Me? (Trust Me? Trilogy)
Author: K E Osborn
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: Late February 2014
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In the second book of The Trust Me? Trilogy, Jeni Taylor and Aiden O’Connell seemed to find life challenging, but as the third book begins, we are faced with the idea that maybe they may not get their Happily Ever After. Jeni is broken and confused after a vicious physical and emotional attack, leaving her with no energy to fight for her relationship with Aiden. She’s terrified and feels like the world is against her. Through some tough love and help from an old friend Jeni finally realises how deeply in love with Aiden she is. She asks him to take her back, but when she discovers Aiden is moving to help run a new business acquisition in Tokyo, is it too late?

Alistair’s taunts and abuse toward Jeni worsen, leaving her already broken and fragile state to deteriorate even further. Will Jeni find the strength to pull her life back together? With jealousy over a possible new love and with tensions high, the conclusion to The Trust Me? Trilogy will take you on a rollercoaster ride. The electricity and love between Jeni and Aiden is undeniable. Will they see past all the hurdles and find their way to each other? In the end, Jeni will be asking the ultimate question: Does Aiden know that he really does have all of me?

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K E Osborn was born in September 1984 and raised in Adelaide South Australia. She had a love of writing throughout High School but went down a different path choosing graphic design instead. It wasn’t until she had a vivid dream about a three car pile up that the characters of her first book came to life.

Aiden and Jeni are the amazing couple from the Trust me? Trilogy and they were born into the world through the imagination of K E Osborn in 2013.

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Summer Rush by Ashley Wilcox-Cover Reveal

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Hope Taylor is a smart southern girl. With a good head on her shoulders, strong family morals, and the perfect southern boyfriend, life is complete.

At least it was.

When Hope gets one glance of Long Island native, Joey Puccino, her life is immediately thrown upside down. And, although Joey is nothing that Hope has ever been attracted to, she is drawn to him. There is something about him that she can’t look away from or even avoid. Joey is a drug, and she’s become an addict, leaving Hope having to decide…

Will the comfort and love she has for Trent be enough? Or will her desire and attraction for Joey be too much to walk away from?

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Living in Upstate, New York, Ashley Wilcox is happily married to her husband of over six years, and a mommy to two little boys, and one little girl who is expected to be here in March 2014. Through her addiction of reading, Ashley has discovered her passion for writing. She loves reading and writing anything romance. Some books that Ashley is most commonly known for are The Forever Series, Summer Rush, and her latest, Permanent Lines.

To find out more about Ashley and what she is currently working on, please visit her website at ashleywilcoxauthor.com.
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Diary of a Dieter by Marie Coulson-Blog Tour


























Curvy girl, Charlene Winters, had it all: the great career, wonderful friends and a dreamy fiancé. With her wedding day just three weeks away, Charlene is dealt a devastating blow. Suddenly finding her life, hopes and plans in tatters, the jilted bride sinks into despair and a tub of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough. With the heartache of her fiancé’s infidelity still fresh, Charlene’s whisked away by her friends on a life-changing holiday. But how will this big fish cope now that she’s back in the dating pond and surrounded by slender trouts with Botox lips? Frustrated by best friend Adam thwarting her attempts at romance, and her girls Vanessa and Dana eager to set her up with a boy toy, Charlene decides the time for change is upon her. What she needs is a change of scenery, a change of dress size and maybe, a change of heart.




Born and bred in Essex, England, Marie Coulson discovered her love of writing in her early teens. Beginning with poetry and song lyrics, she tried her hand at creative writing while studying for her English GCSE. It was love at first line. Unfortunately, Marie’s career as a childcare and education practitioner soon took up most of her time and writing became something she only dreamed about. In the summer of 2012 she quit her job and enrolled at university, ready to start a new career as a therapist. This left her with a lot of time on her hands and on August the 20th she sat down and wrote the first chapter of Bound Together. Bound Together was a story that had been waiting three years to be written and when fingers hit the keyboard…Layla, Jared and Ollie’s story was born. Marie has since written and released two novels in the Bound Together series and a novella. Her romantic comedy novel Diary Of A Dieter has also received excellent reviews and is the debut novel in  the Confessions series.


You can chat with Marie on her blog, Facebook, Twitter or her Author Goodreads page.




REVIEW BY JENNY:
5 HILARIOUS STARS!!
Brilliant writing, hilarious characters, emotional connections, awesome story, relatable characters & situations, & lots of mouth open shocking moments, just to name a few! You will fall in love with Adam, relate to Charlene & her friends, & wish u were eating lunch with grandma because she’s such a character! Of course you’re going to be glad she’s not YOUR Gran because OMG I would be some embarrassed!! haha!

Charlene was the perfect lead role! She’s real! Not a size 0 little Miss perfect! No a healthy woman with real needs & real issues! Most of those involving a MAN! LOL Having her heart broken early on, Charlie’s on a mission to find happiness! To help her out are her Bff’s & her best friend, Adam. I’m not going to lie, I wanted to go through the book & shake her more than once!! I mean Adam is this super hot guy! Just make a move already!! LOL Just when we least expect it things go way wrong, which is always funny as hell, then way right(that makes you go “awwwww”!

I loved how this book had me LOL with Gran & her shenanigans to Charlene & her dating escapades one minute then having a tender moment with Charlie & her bff’s or Adam!! Amazing job Marie!! I can’t wait for “Confessions” #2!!
This book is A MUST read!!!-Jen

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Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley- Cover Reveal

Title: VICIOUS CYCLE
Author: Katie Ashley
Expected Release: TBA

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The Revealing by Lara Henley-Cover Reveal

Misty Scott’s life was destroyed the moment her boyfriend, and father of her child, landed in jail. The only family she knew was lost due to lies and deceit. Where would her life take her now?


Drake sits behind bars battling a secret that will surely destroy his and Misty’s relationship. While Sean, the bad boy brother who is use to getting any woman he wants, finds himself helping Misty piece her life back together, and falling more and more in love with her every day.




Who will Misty choose? The golden boy who has given up everything for her, or the bad boy who is after his brother’s girl and her heart?




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I originally from Oklahoma, but have lived several places in my life. I began writing in 2009 when I had a dream about a little girl traveling with her grandmother. In essence that is how Jessie Discovers Christmas was born. I then ventured out into YA and adult romance. I hold a bachelors degree in Fashion Marking and a Masters in Administrative Leadership. I love all things creative and hope to a full-time writing career.






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Misty found out early in life that things just don’t come easy. She has learned to trust no one, and that you can’t depend on anyone but yourself when the chips fall. Finally free of the states clutches she sets out on a whirl wind adventure called LIFE….
But she never expected Drake….


Drake… is Use to being in the lime light just graduated from college. Wondering what’s next? Misty is a welcome surprise. So different from his everyday mundane experiences..


Can two completely different people share a journey that could change both of their lives forever? Or will they end up destroying each other in the process?


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A Cry For Hope by Beth Rinyu-Cover Reveal

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“Look at me, Jamie! Look at me and tell me that you’re willing to walk away from everything we have and I’ll be gone. I’m not ready to give up on us but if you are, then just say the words and I’ll stop trying.”
“Hope, stop it!”
“Stop what? Stop trying? Stop trying to have the man that I love more than anything in this world love me back? Stop trying to make myself feel worthy of your love again? What do you want me to stop Jamie?”
“What do you want me to say Hope? That everything’s going to be okay? That things are going to be the way they used to between us because I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen. Or do you want me to take you upstairs and fuck you like a stranger, the same way I’ve been for the past eight months?”
“I don’t know what I want any more Jamie. I miss my husband. The man that I could tell anything to. The one that I used to laugh and cry with. The one who would hold me in his arms and comfort me whenever I was feeling down.”
“He’s gone Hope. He drowned in that ocean the same day that Charlie did.”
I bit my lip and fought the tears. “So what are you trying to tell me that I’m just keeping myself afloat in this marriage only to have you never resurface?”
His eyes filled with tears. “I wish that I could answer that question for you but I can’t. Because the truth is, I don’t even know the answer to it myself.”
I grabbed a napkin from the counter and wiped my eyes. I tried to catch my breath between my sobs and gain enough composure to speak coherently. “I’m sorry for taking my eyes off him for that split second that day. I didn’t mean for it to happen. I loved him too and I’m hurting just as much as you. And if it makes you feel a little better by punishing me for it this way, then I’m willing to subject myself to it, because I still love you so much that it hurts.”

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Title: Fractured Steel

Author: T.J. Loveless

Anticipated Release Date: February 15, 2014

Genre: Thriller/Contemporary Fiction

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After a bloody tour in Iraq, all Karen Barnes wants is a simple life, surrounded by horses and the mountains of Wyoming. But when a stranger tries boarding a famous horse worth millions at her stable, Karen grows suspicious that the horse has been stolen. When her worse fears are confirmed and her life is threatened, her instinct for survival kicks in. But things are far worse than she could have even imagined when she discovers that the theft is just a coverup for espionage. With the lives of those she cares for at stake, can she find the courage to fight one more battle, or will the violence and carnage tear her to pieces?

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TJ Loveless

T.J. Loveless has been reading and writing stories since the fourth grade. A former copy/content editor at a medium sized pub house, she now spends her time writing and helping other authors reach for the stars through Cliffhanger Press, LLC. She lives with The Writing Zoo, a Hubby who prefers her mood when writing, and a teenager who loves to tells stories of Mom on the floor trying to visualize “legs all akimbo” and the long, often yelling, conversations with the computer screen.

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My Chance by JoAnne Schwehm Cover reveal

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Aubrey Ryan thought losing her sight would be the biggest shock of her life. Then Alex Logan turned her world upside down by standing right in front of her in Paris. Alex convinces her to take a chance just in time for them to land in a specialist’s office in New York. Aubrey’s new diagnosis sends them on a journey through her past and the negativity she’s wrestled with her whole life.
As they work through their issues, they’re forced to choose sides with their family and friends. The only thing Alex and Aubrey know for sure is that they need to move on from their mistakes and focus on each other in order to turn a chance into their dream.

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Chapter One

The night was dark as Courtney tosses and turns in the night, sheets twisting around her legs with every toss, another bad dream no doubt. Her emotions frizzled and life moving down a slippery slope any young adult would love to stay clear of. Sitting up in her bed she reaches for a glass of water situated on her table beside the bed. She takes a gulp feeling the cool water slide down her throat and into her stomach. The only satisfying feeling she’s felt in weeks, months, and years for that matter. Looking at the alarm clock she realizes the buzzer will go off in another five minutes. “Ugh.” Reaching over, she shuts the clock off so not to make noise and wake her father who again came home late last night drunk. Slurring his speech and throwing things because his food sat cold in the microwave instead of heated up on the table. Courtney looks at the broken plate lying by her bed and the food that still lay on top of her comforter. She will need to clean this up quickly before she leaves for school or surely another thrashing will happen. She removes the sheets from her legs before tossing them over her bed. Standing, she stretches her arms and legs as she yawns, finally moving to her closet. Rummaging through her clothes, she finds another denim skirt and jacket. Pairing the denim with a black shirt and socks, oh and of course, her favorite pair of fish net stockings, she has her ensemble chosen for the day. Tip-toeing through the living room where her father lay passed out from the night before, she makes it into the bathroom. Slowly closing the door she is careful to turn the handle so the latch doesn’t make a noise. Success! She becomes excited as her father still sleeps. Removing all her clothes she quickly jumps in the tub and starts the shower. Jumping a little from the freezing cold water but warming quickly she leans against the back of the shower taking it all in. Pieces of her skin hurt from bruises she’s endured the last few weeks. More recently because rent is due and her father hasn’t made an ounce of money working. Well, none that Courtney sees. Most of it spent on liquor or possibly a liquor store from the smell of her father each night. Stinking up the whole house. She uses what little shampoo is left in the bottle. Remembering to pick more up in her school locker room later today. Luckily they keep extra little bottles of soap for the girls to use. “Four more months of school. That is all. Once I’m done I can leave forever and never look back.” Her smile becoming dreamy. Anything to be away from her father. The man who sees a servant instead of a daughter. A hard knock beats on the bathroom door. “Courtney!” Another belt on the door. Shutting off the water quickly, Courtney tries grabbing a towel as she puts her foot outside the tub. Her heel slides along the tub as she places her balance on it causing her to fall right in the middle on her groan. “Owe.” She pushes herself off the tub in agony trying to wrap her wet body with a towel. “I’m coming daddy.” She slips again this time hitting her knee on the toilet. “Can this day get any worse,” she mumbles. Another loud bang beats at the door. Her father growling as he begins to speak. “Courtney! You had best get your ass out!” He hits the door just right and it burst open catching her ankle. She looks down watching a line of blood surge from her opened skin. A tear falls from her face. She knows what’s next. Her father is like clockwork. Immediately, she covers her head as her towel slips down her waist and she leans over trying to get as close to the floor as possible. If she can lean into the floor she won’t have to worry about her face bouncing causing more bruising. He begins pushing his way through the door. “God damn it girl! You get out when I tell you to.” He gives her a hard punch to the back of the head. She shivers as she waits for him to hit her again pushing her way deeper into the back of the toilet. Anything to keep him from hurting her. This time it’s an open hand slap to her lower back. She jumps hugging the toilet. “Please,” she whimpers. “Please, what? More?” He kicks her rear as that and her legs are the only thing exposed at this time. She continues laying shoved as far as she can get herself beside the toilet. Waiting for whatever else her dad might throw at her. Shaking uncontrollably, tears streaming down her face mingling with the snot coming out of her nose. More whimpers as she lays, waiting. She holds her breath expecting another blow, but this time she hears water entering the toilet. Her father urinates as she lays hiding from his abuse. She knows better than to move and remains silent trying to soften her cries. More bruising and whelps along with a necessary butterfly bandage will take her to school today. “Stupid girl,” her father mutters as he leaves the bathroom shutting the door behind him. Courtney slides out from behind the toilet trying to sit up. Every muscle in her back is sore, including her butt. Grabbing her towel she tightly wraps it around herself. Looking for her clothes, Courtney realizes they lay in a mangled mess in the corner near the shower where a puddle of water usually sits. Dropping the toilet seat down, she gets into the medicine cabinet where not much remains. An old razor and a pack of bandaids she had recently taken from the store. Stealing anything is against her morals but lately she ended up with more cuts and bruises needing something to hide them. She put her towel under the sink getting it nice and wet to clean up her ankle. Plopping down on the toilet she wipes up the blood exposing the cut. “It looks a bit deeper than normal.” She lets out a loud sigh before trying to pinch her skin back together. Drying off the area, she takes the sticky piece of the band aid and rips it away from the cotton center. She does the same with the other side then places the sticky piece over her pinched skin then places the other sticky piece on top. “I hope this works.” Setting her foot down on the floor she throws the towel to the side picking up her underwear. “I’m so lucky these aren’t wet.” Her face cringes as she picks her leg up to place it in the hole of her panties then does the same with the other leg. Pain obviously still surging through her body. Her shorts got the majority of the wetness and just the sleeve of her black shirt. After fully putting on her clothes and brushing out her long brown hair, she grabs the handle of the bathroom door and slowly walks out, hoping her father fell back asleep. As she tip-toes past him, he lays with his arm hanging off the couch, mouth wide open. Her face cringes as the man she once adored has turned into a devil of some kind. A careless man who feels no need to take care of him, his house, or his daughter. A whiskey bottle lay between him and the back of the couch. She eyes it trying to decide if it would be worth the effort in taking it from him and dumping it or just leaving it as is. She looks at him again and whispers, “I desperately want my daddy back.” Slipping over to the couch, she pulls out the bottle. The tug was a little harder than she meant as he is now turning to his side. She stands over him holding in her breath, eyes wide complete in horror that he might wake up. She sighs, relaxing her body, as he lays with another loud snore. Suddenly his eyes open. She runs as fast as she can to the kitchen opening the top of the bottle. Swinging her arm over the sink, she begins to pour his bottle of booze down the drain, until his arm grips her wrist tight. “What made you think you could get away with this little stunt?” He pulls her arm towards him taking the bottle out of her hand. Putting it up to his dried cracked lips he takes a big swig and wipes away the moisture left on his mouth with the other arm. “Ahh. That stuff will put hair on your chest. Something you must need messing with a grown man’s alcohol.” He opens his hand parallel to the floor swinging it rapidly in Courtney’s direction backhanding her. She falls over to the floor grabbing her face trying to rub away the pain. But, this pain she will never be able to rub away. The pain of her father never truly loving her. (all material is subject to change as author sees fit)

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