Greetings! I’ve taken a break to share exciting news.  I’m in galley mode for the last of the Valkyrie Trilogy, Memory of Love, the story of Skogul from The Valkyrie and the Marine and Pippa’s Rescue. Stripped of her powers and her memories, she seeks information about a wolf. A wolf is predicted to take down Odin during the Great War. Who knew love would change the course of events.

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Look at this blurb!
Power, Family, and Loyalty: The coveted three can join a shifter and Valkyrie in love or tear them apart forever.

Tied to a tree in the midst of thieves, the Valkyrie Skogul wakes without memory of who she is or of the man she once loved. Using curiously deadly skills, she escapes. Injured and exhausted, a wolf befriends her and leads her to a house where the hunky owner’s eyes look strangely familiar.

Aidan Hall, former guardian of Hell’s Gate, doesn’t trust anyone. So when a beautiful amnesia victim he’s never met appears at his door, why does he feel a connection? Who and what he is will keep them apart. But when dark magik shows up in his woods, his guard intensifies. Is it Skogul or someone else?

When Demons flood through Hell’s Gate, can he stop them, or will the memory of love be the death of him?

My work is different from others of its genre. All authors want to stand out and make their story different from others. I like to craft unique stories and in this series I used mythology as the base, but created tales with a different interpretation than what is reported in the history books. Above all else the hero and heroine work to find the love, because like life nothing is simple.

I imagine you are wondering why I write what I do?

Once I tried to write a story of what my mother-in-law envisioned, on her life. The story was the most difficult for me to put on paper and became so convoluted the readers complained some of the tale didn’t seem real. Odd to read that review—since the book was based on truth.

After that single experience I stuck to what I knew and loved, suspense, fantasy and the mystery of paranormal and I haven’t encountered roadblocks. (Knock on wood!)

How does my writing process work?

I dream. I write. I edit. I submit my work to a critique group and they shred it. I polish, working toward perfection, and then query. The query process continues to be the challenge for me. I dislike writing a blurb and a synopsis and they must shine before the editors will look at three chapters or the entire story.

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I want to thank Zrinka Jelic for inviting me to be on the blog tour with her, you might want to check out her stories, they truly excite.
http://forromanceloversonly.blogspot.ca/

Here are other wonderful and exciting authors who are blogging on this tour. They write suspense spiked with dynamic romance. You’ll want to read some of their books.

Morgan Hannah MacDonald writes Romantic Thrillers that are NOT for the faint of heart. She’s held many positions , including a teller where her hands and feet were bound while armed robbers took over the bank. Later she learned she’d dated a serial killer. Visit her website: www.morganhannahmacdonald.com

Naomi Frazer, author of Mistwalker, Naomi Fraser is an Australian author who writes fresh and different romance. She writes whatever the muse tells her to and is a member of RWA Kiss Of Death. This has ranged from poetry, a children’s story, a cookbook, paranormal romance, YA romantic fantasy, and a science-fiction fantasy romance. She manages her writing life alongside her duties as a mother and takes inspiration from anything life can throw her way.

 

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May 12, 2014 · 8:00 am

Romance Junkies Halloween SPOOKAbration

RJhalloweencontesthttp://www.romancejunkies.com/halloweencontest2014/halloweenmainpage.html here is the link for the main contest…

http://www.romancejunkies.com/halloweencontest2014/lobby.html

Win a copy of Memory of Love and a bag of fun and naughty items.

Click on the first set of candle sticks on the left .http://www.romancejunkies.com/halloweencontest2014/authorcontests/jjKeller.html

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The Valkyrie Series

Power, Family, and Loyalty: The coveted three can join a shifter and Valkyrie in love or tear them apart forever.

Tied to a tree in the midst of thieves, the Valkyrie Skogul wakes without memory of who she is or of the man she once loved. Using curiously deadly skills, she escapes. Injured and exhausted, a wolf befriends her and leads her to a house where the hunky owner’s eyes look strangely familiar.

Aidan Hall, former guardian of Hell’s Gate, doesn’t trust anyone. So when a beautiful amnesia victim he’s never met appears at his door, why does he feel a connection? Who and what he is will keep them apart. But when dark magik shows up in his woods, his guard intensifies. Is it Skogul or someone else?

Rating: Hot
Page Count: 156
Word Count: 37857
978-1-62830-464-0 Digital

Excerpt:

“I’m practicing. Training to protect myself.”

She tilted her head from left to right, getting the cramping kinks out of her neck. “I think I may have been in the military. Or FBI. CIA. Some job where I, ah…”

“What?” He took hold of her arm, which limply held the stick at her side.

“Assassinated people,” she whispered, not truly wanting the thought to be real.

He dropped his hand. At his evaluation, the previous happy tingles in her blood stream chilled her. He’d think less of her, and imagining falling from her pedestal made her want to cry.

Their gazes held. He grinned. Her heart rate increased as he walked around her. “I don’t believe you’re an assassin and certainly not a murderer. You couldn’t be someone who gets paid to kill prominent people.”

She kept her gaze on him, hoping to see his expression. He stopped in front of the scarecrow and picked a few loose hanging bits. He’d come full circle and stood nose to nose with her. “When you described the man attacking you, you didn’t say you killed him, and under the circumstances you should have. Also, you know as much about politics as you do shopping.”

Relief flooded her, bringing tears to cloud her vision. The short sharp breaths and pounding from her chest slowed. She slouched. “Whew, that makes me feel better, except I believe—I know—I’ve worked with dead people.”

 

jj Keller books/Wild Rose http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=243_87_125&products_id=5571

Memory of Love/Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Memory-Love-Valkyrie-JJ-Keller-ebook/dp/B00MNTXRAG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412262922&sr=8-1&keywords=Memory+of+Love+by+jj+keller

Pippa’s Rescue/Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Pippas-Rescue-JJ-Keller-ebook/dp/B00GVKHDXU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390084497&sr=8-1&keywords=pippa%27s+Rescue+by+jj+keller

The Valkyrie and the Marine/Amazon

 

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Cowboy Boots

I dreamed I was standing at the edge of a cliff with a man. I was confused about which direction to go. The man’s face, turned away, gave me a shadowed glimpse. Only his cowboy boots were clearly visible, but I knew my father stood beside me because of the comfortable silence and the strength, trust we share. A link that has always been present and has never needed vocalization….”it is what it is”.

The next day the dream nagged me. Since his brain surgery, a result of a head injury from hitting a beam in the barn, his memory had deteriorated. He went from total freedom to being able to drive a mere five miles from home and making notes on a pad of paper. His world has drastically changed. My worry for him is constant.

I called (Facetime), just to check in and relieve the pestering worry from my disturbing dream. I offered my services to help manage, feed the animals or whatever needed to be done. The commute is long, but nothing could keep me away–if my dad needed me.

I asked what he was doing, all the while anticipating the answer.

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“Watching a western,” he said.

It has been a year since his surgery and during his down time he watches westerns. My mother complains about the gunplay, the smack, smash, ongoing battle noises. “It’s constant,” she said.

I had to know, to find out why he had a fascination with westerns. As a child/teen/young adult I never once observed him engrossed in a western (cowboy) movie. Was this an aberration of his brain injury?

“Dad, you like westerns don’t you?”

“Yes.” In the background I glimpsed a deep voiced man telling a dirty cowpoke to drop his gun.

“Why do you watch westerns all the time?”

“Because they remind me of the past, my past. They make me happy.”

Tears clogged my throat.

I discovered during his youth he watched the great western movies (sorry I can’t recall the titles). My mom showed me a black and white photo of him as a child dressed in western gear. His white blonde hair stuck out from underneath the hat. A kerchief had been tied around his neck and a tiny pair of cowboy boots completed the outfit.

He sought a happier time, a time when watching westerns was a simple method of being happy, of remembering.

jj Keller
Fantasies with spice and humor.

http://www.jj-keller.com

The Valkyrie and the MarinePippa’s RescueMemory of Love
Shadow of the Hawk/Dark Sun. He’s almost an angel and she’s pure temptation.

http://cobblestone-press.com/catalog/author/jjkeller.htm

Trade Agreement, LASR Best Book, Prop in the movie RED. http://www.thewildrosepress.com print and eprint.
All rights reserved.

http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=242_177_139&products_id=5757

Memory of Love

New Release Contest: Like my Facebook fan page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/jj-keller/263353331459?V=wall
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Release day: Memory of Love

Memory of Love

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Power, Family, and Loyalty: The coveted three can join a shifter and Valkyrie in love or tear them apart forever.

Tied to a tree in the midst of thieves, the Valkyrie Skogul wakes without memory of who she is or of the man she once loved. Using curiously deadly skills, she escapes. Injured and exhausted, a wolf befriends her and leads her to a house where the hunky owner’s eyes look strangely familiar.

Aidan Hall, former guardian of Hell’s Gate, doesn’t trust anyone. So when a beautiful amnesia victim he’s never met appears at his door, why does he feel a connection? Who and what he is will keep them apart. But when dark magik shows up in his woods, his guard intensifies. Is it Skogul or someone else?

When Demons flood through Hell’s Gate, can he stop them, or will the memory of love be the death of him?

http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=5757

jj Keller
Fantasies with spice and humor.
http://www.jj-keller.com
The Valkyrie and the Marine, Pippa’s Rescue, March 2014, Memory of Love
Shadow of the Hawk/Dark Sun. He’s almost an angel and she’s pure temptation.
Trade Agreement, LASR Best Book, Prop in the movie RED. http://www.thewildrosepress.com print
All rights reserved.
Visit me: Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Amazon

Four Star Review from Long and Short Reviews:
http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-valkyrie-and-marine-by-jj-keller.html

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Fall into Love Contest

Fall is coming soon…especially due to climate changes. School begins again and in my ‘neck of the woods’ it’s apple picking season. Red Delicious apples are my favorite..and so is The Romance Reviews Fall into Love party.

Fall into Love Party Poster

You might win! (http://www.theromancereviews.com)

I’m excited to give away an ebook copy of Memory of Love, to be released August 13, 2014.

Join me. Enjoy the party…

Here is a preview of Memory of Love

Power, Family, and Loyalty: The coveted three can join a shifter and Valkyrie in love or tear them apart forever.
 
Tied to a tree in the midst of thieves, the Valkyrie Skogul wakes without memory of who she is or of the man she once loved. Using curiously deadly skills, she escapes. Injured and exhausted, a wolf befriends her and leads her to a house where the hunky owner’s eyes look strangely familiar.
 
Aidan Hall, former guardian of Hell’s Gate, doesn’t trust anyone. So when a beautiful amnesia victim he’s never met appears at his door, why does he feel a connection? Who and what he is will keep them apart. But when dark magik shows up in his woods, his guard intensifies. Is it Skogul or someone else?

MemoryofLove_w8758_750

 

jj Keller
Fantasies with spice and humor.
http://www.jj-keller.com

The Valkyrie and the Marine, Pippa’s Rescue,The Wild Rose Press

Jewel Heist Diamonds used to be this girl’s best friend.

 Shadow of the Hawk & Dark Sun He’s almost an angel and she’s pure temptation.

 

 

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How do you DEAL?

Turning the corner is an idiom meaning to pass a critical point in a process. For example: a patient passes from a critical state to fair status; a new coach leads a football team from losing to having a #1 season; and most importantly–turning points in a person’s life path.

There have been many turning the corners or points of interest so far on my journey: graduating from higher education; marriage and the ensuing adjustment to living with someone twenty-four, seven; children who changed my priorities and outlook toward life—forever; my eldest son’s battle with cancer; my first book contract; and more recently my father’s crippling brain injury and subsequent memory loss.

Unlike the fictional character Forrest Gump’s philosophy that life is like a box of chocolates, my life resembles the Steel Twang (Indiana Beach) with peaks and valleys, exhilarations and gut-wrenching fear.

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The highs are positive healthy rewarding events and I want more!The lows, the fears all of us deal with when the bumps are upon us, are necessary in order to progress through life, to GROW, and to BALANCE the bad with the good.My method of dealing: Analyze research, think again and make the experience a positive.Most of all I rely on my husband, sons and friends for support and encouragement. Life if good when you have others to share the rush at the top and the fear when heading down, especially the sadness when the journey ends.

I’m interested in you. What is your philosophy: a box of chocolates or a roller coaster?
How do you deal with life events?

jj Keller
Fantasies with spice and humor.

http://www.jj-keller.com

The Valkyrie and the Marine, Pippa’s Rescue, MEMORY OF LOVE, coming soon

Jewel Heist, Kensington Books

Shadow of the Hawk/Dark Sun. He’s almost an angel and she’s pure temptation.
Trade Agreement, LASR Best Book, Prop in the movie RED. http://www.thewildrosepress.com print
All rights reserved.
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Four Star Review from Long and Short Reviews:

http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-valkyrie-and-marine-by-jj-keller.html

 

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Cover Reveal: Memory of Love coming August 2014

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Duty before love between a guardian of Hell’s Gate and a Valkyrie.

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Power, Family, and Loyalty: The coveted three can join a shifter and Valkyrie in love or tear them apart forever.

Tied to a tree in the midst of thieves, the Valkyrie Skogul wakes without memory of who she is or of the man she once loved. Using curiously deadly skills, she escapes. Injured and exhausted, a wolf befriends her and leads her to a house where the hunky owner’s eyes look strangely familiar.

Aidan Hall, former guardian of Hell’s Gate, doesn’t trust anyone. So when a beautiful amnesia victim he’s never met appears at his door, why does he feel a connection? Who and what he is will keep them apart. But when dark magik shows up in his woods, his guard intensifies. Is it Skogul or someone else?

When Demons flood through Hell’s Gate, can he stop them, or will the memory of love be the death of him?

To buy: Valkyrie Series

http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=450&zenid=9495bea283e9022039d63f57a4579636

jj Keller
Fantasies with spice and humor.
http://www.jj-keller.com

The Valkyrie and the Marine, Pippa’s Rescue, March 2014

Shadow of the Hawk/Dark Sun. He’s almost an angel and she’s pure temptation.
Trade Agreement, LASR Best Book, Prop in the movie RED.  www.thewildrosepress.com print

All rights reserved.

jj Keller
http://www.jj-keller.com  Shadow of the Hawk 

The Valkyrie and the Marine, The Wild Rose Press Pippa’s Rescue

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Finding Your Voice

Voice

Our son rescued a little dog, Riley. She’s a tiny bit of a fuzzy dark ball. According to the vet, she’s about ten years old. We discovered she’d been attacked by a large dog and did have a liter of large pups. Which explains why she curls into a fetal ball when a sizeable dog comes close to her. Riley is adorable and highly intelligent, she fits wonderfully into our family.

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My son, a cancer survivor, needed this connection, and Riley needed a home where she could be protected, provided consistent meals and care, and loved unconditionally. They clicked and the obvious love they share brings tears to my eyes.

Riley dislikes the sound of Velcro pulling apart and ducks her head if you try to give her a rub or scratch on her crown or behind her ears and she never barked.

Three years after becoming a member of our family Riley continues to curl when a large dog approaches and runs at the sound of Velcro, but she is getting better at dodging a hand coming straight on to rub her head. Most surprising of all, our Sheltie has taught her to bark.

The first time Riley found her voice was when a young couple, walking their two poodles along our street, laughed loudly. We have large windows in the front of our home and our Sheltie (four-year-old) likes to keep watch, protecting by barking at anyone silly enough to come within feet of our portico. Someone who is familiar with a Sheltie understands when I refer to her piercing bark. In the past Riley would stand beside her and watch, never barking. Time has passed and recently she found her voice, which is a deep husky full-bodied woof—completely in opposition to her tiny little body.

When our little survivor gave a yelp, she glanced at us with wide-eyed fear. Did she anticipate a kick to her shank or a knock against her cute little head? What had happened in the past to create fear for her?

We rushed to her and cuddled her, celebrating her comfortable freedom to be—Riley.

Riley discovered her voice, and she isn’t afraid to use her yap. We have a lot of beautiful doglike music in our home.

 

 

Coming soon: Memory of Love

Power, Family, and Loyalty: The coveted three can join a shifter and Valkyrie in love or tear them apart forever.

Tied to a tree in the midst of thieves, the Valkyrie Skogul wakes without memory of who she is or of the man she once loved. Using curiously deadly skills, she escapes. Injured and exhausted, a wolf befriends her and leads her to a house where the hunky owner’s eyes look strangely familiar.

Aidan Hall, former guardian of Hell’s Gate, doesn’t trust anyone. So when a beautiful amnesia victim he’s never met appears at his door, why does he feel a connection? Who and what he is will keep them apart. But when dark magik shows up in his woods, his guard intensifies. Is it Skogul or someone else?

When Demons flood through Hell’s Gate, can he stop them, or will the memory of love be the death of him?

The Valkyrie and the Marine
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jj Keller
Fantasies with spice and humor.

http://www.jj-keller.com

The Valkyrie and the Marine, Pippa’s Rescue, March 2014
Shadow of the Hawk/Dark Sun. He’s almost an angel and she’s pure temptation.
Trade Agreement, LASR Best Book, Prop in the movie RED. http://www.thewildrosepress.com print
All rights reserved.
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Four Star Review from Long and Short Reviews:

http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-valkyrie-and-marine-by-jj-keller.html

 

 

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Memory of Love

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I have a release date for Memory of Love, August 13, 2014

Power, Family, and Loyalty: The coveted three can join a shifter and Valkyrie in love or tear them apart forever.

 

Tied to a tree in the midst of thieves, the Valkyrie Skogul wakes without memory of who she is or of the man she once loved. Using curiously deadly skills, she escapes. Injured and exhausted, a wolf befriends her and leads her to a house where the hunky owner’s eyes look strangely familiar.

 

Aidan Hall, former guardian of Hell’s Gate, doesn’t trust anyone. So when a beautiful amnesia victim he’s never met appears at his door, why does he feel a connection? Who and what he is will keep them apart. But when dark magik shows up in his woods, his guard intensifies. Is it Skogul or someone else?

 

When Demons flood through Hell’s Gate, can he stop them, or will the memory of love be the death of him?

 

The Valkyrie and the Marine

Click on title or copy and paste:

http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=450&zenid=9495bea283e9022039d63f57a4579636

 

jj Keller
Fantasies with spice and humor.

http://www.jj-keller.com

The Valkyrie and the Marine, Pippa’s Rescue, March 2014

Shadow of the Hawk/Dark Sun. He’s almost an angel and she’s pure temptation.
Trade Agreement, LASR Best Book, Prop in the movie RED.  www.thewildrosepress.com print

All rights reserved.

Visit me: Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Amazon

 

Four Star Review from Long and Short Reviews:

http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-valkyrie-and-marine-by-jj-keller.html

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Do you have that special “something” Inside You?

Do you believe we are all individuals with a special key inside us. A key which can help you unlock the past? A key to discover your strength and help you to overcome obstacles in your path to truth and honor…your destiny?

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Spring into Romance Blog Tour continues with Morgan Hannah MacDonald

Bio:
Morgan Hannah MacDonald writes Romantic Thrillers that are
NOT for the faint of heart. She’s held many positions ,
including  a teller where her hands and feet were bound
while armed robbers took over the bank.  Later she
learned she’d dated a serial killer. She belongs to
Romance Writers of America, She resides in San Diego,
California where she’s busy working on her
next novel.
1)
What am I working on?
I’m actually working on Two projects. One is the follow
up to NightScream the second book in the Thomas Family
Series and a Prequel to book two in The Spirits
Trilogy-Spirits Among Us.
2)
How does my work differ from others of its
genre?
I mix dark grisly violence with humor.
3)
Why do I write what I do?
I’ve always had a fascination with serial killers, then
when I learned I had dated one, the fascination grew. There
is always an element of danger in a serial killer book
because the killer doesn’t stop until he’s dead or
caught.
4)
How does my writing process work?
I always have a general outline of where I want the story to go, but I’m a panster, so what happens in-between is anyone’s guess.

Hannah would like to support other authors you might be interested in reading their stories.

Pamela Moran, DeZré Storm and Teresa Reasoner.

Pamela Moran, ghost whisperer. Whether painting, out on a photo shoot or writing, Pam has always had a bend toward the creative side of life. Her favorite is when she can combine any of those with travel.Places get into her blood and she loves to explore the possibilities, always with characters and a story in mind. An astrologer for most of her adult life, Pam has been known to see auras & the occasional ghost. Considering she lives in a haunted house in the mountains of southern California, this keeps life interesting.

Website: PamelaMoran.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/pamelamoranauthor

Goodreads: goodreads.com/PamelaMoran

Twitter: @Pam_Moran

 

DeZré Storm

Tales of adventure, love and sexuality have always intrigued and inspired DeZré Storm. Weaving stories of strong character, action adventure, paranormal encounters and steaming sex make DeZré Storm tales perfect for anyone seeking a heart pounding and spicy get away. Readers that crave adventurous sexy stories set in imperfect worlds will enjoy DeZré Storm novels. This author doesn’t mind taking your imagination to exciting new places.
Announcement:
Ready for 4.5 STAR ROMANTIC
SCI-FI ADVENTURE filled with erotic moments and
heart pounding action? Traverse the stars
with a unique bunch of futuristic humans that collide into
mystery, danger and intrigue. DeZré Storm’s Sci-Fi Action Adventure
GLORY DOGS: Forged Through Glory is packed with exploits and sensuality guaranteed to keep you panting.
Enjoy book one of this epic saga. Don’t miss your
chance to own GLORY DOGS: Forged Through Glory!
** Series contains adult situations and open sexuality. **
Don’t stay cool…stay HOT.
Available @ Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H6TLV88

Available @ Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/glory-dogs
Available @ Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/glory-dogs-dezr-storm/1118948709?ean=2940149164783

Trailer@ http://youtu.be/4ycaccrK-3Y

Amazing Teresa Reasor :
Adventures from the Past to the Present.
 
Author of the  SEAL TEAM Heartbreaker Series
 , Historical Romances , Short stories Paranormal Romantic Suspense 
Visit me at my : Website , Blog , Facebook Twitter , Substance-B , Goodreads

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