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Royal Blood – Claire C. Riley

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Royal Blood
The Brotherhood
(A reverse harem mafia romance)

Natalia has always known that she was promised to a man 25 years her senior. However, after the Novello brothers, come to the aid of her father Frank, everything changes.

Frank is king of the underworld. The Don of NYC. He has money, drugs, guns, thriving businesses and half the police force under his belt. So when he offers the brothers payment for helping him, he’s surprised when the only thing they demand is Natalia.

Unable to refuse their offer, Frank reluctantly hands over his only daughter to the Novello brothers and a war breaks out between the three families.

When duty and jealousy collide, the flames of temptation are fanned and the only thing standing in the way of bloodshed and war is the promise of seduction from the virgin daughter of Frank Costello.

Can there ever be life after the Brotherhood take their payment from her? Or does the ultimate betrayal lie in her own blood?

I’d like to thank Bare Naked Words for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. This is the first book I’ve read from this author and when I saw the description of this book I was like yess your girl needs to read this. It’s been a while since I read Reverse Harem so I was there. I was ready and in that aspect the book didn’t disappoint but what did disappoint was the plot which I’ll explain after I say all the good stuff about this book.

Sisco, Joey and Dominic what can I say about these men, all their personalities shined through perfectly and I loved that each of them had distinct personalities that you could see perfectly. Sisco the oldest and untamed, Dominic the middle child and takes all the responsibility when it comes to the business and their family. Joey the youngest and the carefree one. I loved the brothers and I just I think Dominic is my favourite.

The limo scene was hot as hell and honestly it gave me literally chills, and the way that Natalia refused to back down to Dominic I was like holy hell. That he wouldn’t touch her unless she begged and I love that he made her beg it was so good. The sex scenes written in this book was amazing and I loved them and they were just so good!

So now comes to my bad thing about the book and that is that the plot felt second to the book, the plot really didn’t feel developed enough and the ending just threw it completely off there was not hints throughout the book for that ending and it just threw it off and ruined it. I would have preferred to have hints throughout the book for it to make sense and it just didn’t. The plot was rushed way too fast, the author could have written at least another 100 odd pages to thicken the plot up and have at least be a vital part of this book. For me it felt like that the plot was an added extra to the reverse Harem like the author just needed a reason for Natalia to be handed over to the Novello brothers. I’m really disappointed because if there had been more attention to the plot and the story this book could have been amazing.

The book would have been better off having no plot and just being the reverse harem it really felt second and just useless. That being said I did love the reverse harem part of this novel.

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Ember – Chelle Bliss

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Rocco Caldo is tall, dark, and handsome, but not interested in love. Loyal to a fault, he can’t turn away an old friend in need or a beautiful woman on the run…especially when they have unfinished business.

Rebel Bishop is a single mom, looking for shelter, not a handout. But when her path crosses with an old flame, they uncover an ember of passion that’s been smoldering inside them both for over a decade.

Can they move beyond their tragic pasts, allowing the flame to burn bright into their future?

Ember is the seventh full-length standalone novel in the Men of Inked® Heatwave series by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss®.

Men of Inked®: Heatwave Series:

Book 1 – Flame
Book 2 – Burn
Book 3 – Wildfire
Book 4 – Blaze
Book 5 – Ignite
Book 6 – Spark
Book 7 – Ember
Book 8 – Singe

I’d like to thank Bare Naked Words for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. I have never heard of this book or author before so I went in completely blind other than the blurb which caught my attention which is the way I like going into most stories to be fair. I had zero expectations but oh my I was blown away that much so I need to go back and read this author’s backlist because I am hooked and addicted and this story and these characters just had a way to drag you in and I am attached.

So the prologue to start with absolutely blew me away I was not expecting ti and honestly it hit me in the feels. The prologue was written amazing and honestly so good.

The situation went from 0 to 100 real quick and it went so fast yet was written so well I was literally like :O all the way through the start because it just went from fun happy moment to boom death and destruction and the author is a truly talented writer so good.

I loved the banter between Rebel and Rocco straight away the connection between these two characters, the sexual tension and the chemistry was off the charts. Like literal fire between them, a hot steamy and sexy relationship but they also had a connection and I really liked the bond these two have from when they first meet to the time jump.

Carmello is adorable and I am wanting his book please and thank you which is coming next and I am well on it. I love that even with 10 years no contact he is straight there when Rebel calls and I just love how supportive he is.

Adaline is the cutest ever, I work with little kiddos and she reminds me so much of them and honestly I do believe even this kid could get me wrapped around her fingers. I love that everyone fell for her charm almost immediately it was so sweet.

So as with all of these books I like to do some honourable mentions of my favourite scenes without spoilers and there are two scenes in this book that just take it for me.

The first one is Adeline going to sleep in Rocco’s bed when she hears him having a nightmare and honestly that is the most pure thing ever and so pure.

Second honourable mention I’m going to say two words here: Sub Sandwich 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I almost cried laughing when this happened.

I absolutely adored this book and I cannot wait to read the next one in the series but also I have a load of new books to read including this whole backlist so I’ll be doing that.

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Evin’s Fight – Ahern Sanders *Release Blitz*

Evin’s Fight (Southern Charmers Series #3) by Ahren Sanders.


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“Be careful, man. Don’t be seduced by the bright lights of the city. Even the strongest of men find their weakness.” When Jackson spouted his advice, I laughed at the thought. A man in my position doesn’t have weaknesses. Or so I think. The night I meet Poppy Malone, everything changes. The breathtaking bohemian is an irresistible temptation I never saw coming. One night is all it takes for her to seal our fate. She’s convinced the odds aren’t in our favor. I’ll enjoy proving her wrong—again and again. I’ve never backed down from a challenge. When someone from her past reappears, delivering the ultimate betrayal, the stakes grow higher. No matter what happens, I’m all in.


“Dance to your Destiny.” The day I heard those words, my path was set. Walking away from a world of wealth and privilege, I danced my way to my dreams and independence. Performing in Vegas is everything I ever wanted. Or so I think. A twist of fate brings Evin Graham into my life. One earth-shattering kiss rocks my perfectly crafted world. Devastatingly sexy, rich, commanding—Evin and I are polar opposites in every way. He dresses in custom-tailored suits. I wear flowers in my hair. He’s an obsessively controlled business mogul. I’m a risk-taking free spirit. He’s determined we have a future. Suddenly, my destiny isn’t at all what I planned.

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Ahren spent her formative years living in an active volcano. There her family made collectible lava art. She studied rock collecting at the Sorbonne in France. There she met the love of her life-her pet pig Sybil. She returned to the states and started writing. She is happily married to a guy who used to live under a bridge and she met while pole-dancing.

Now, meet the real me. I grew up in the south and consider myself a true “Southerner”. Most of the special locations mentioned in my books are reflections of my favorite places. Living on the Florida coast, my family spends a lot time at the beach, which is where I usually can be found with a book in my hand.

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Forever Blake – Elena Matthews *Release Blitz*

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Forever Blake

by Elena Matthews

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➜ Contemporary office romance

➜ Sexy lawyer

➜ Forbidden / Age gap

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Once upon a time…

A sister told her brothers, “Eventually, a girl is going to come along and flip your worlds upside down.”

She was right…

…and Blake was the third to fall.

Hotshot lawyer Blake has always lived the bachelor life, never wanting to be with a woman more than once.

Until Ever comes along.

When a one-night stand turns into an unexpected life-altering weekend, Blake desperately wants to see her again.

What Blake doesn’t anticipate is seeing her so soon … as she’s being introduced to him as the new summer intern, who happens to be the boss’s twenty-two-year-old daughter.

A dead man walking, Blake makes it clear to Ever that nothing can happen again. He has too much riding on his career.

However, the electrical charge between them is unlike anything he’s ever felt, and when the tension gets to be too much, Blake finds it impossible to stay away from her.

Will Blake risk it all for Ever, or will he let the ten-year age gap and the fact that she’s his boss’s daughter get in the way of his happiness?


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Receptionist by day, author by night, Elena Matthews is from Manchester, United Kingdom, the home of Manchester United, MediaCity, and of course, Coronation Street. When Elena isn’t writing, she can be found with her nose in a book or watching guilty pleasures, such as Grey’s Anatomy. And, when she isn’t doing those things, you can often find her on Facebook, or obsessing over Kellan Kyle, book-boyfriend extraordinaire.

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Savage Queen – Alley Ciz *Cover Reveal*


Savage Queen by Alley Ciz is coming April 29th!

𝑰 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒘 𝒖𝒑 𝒂 𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒆𝒏. Proud. Strong. 𝘙𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘺. I’ll do 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 for the ones I love, even if it means allowing myself to be forced from my kingdom. I may be stuck having to play Samantha St. James inside the gilded halls of my new school, but I’ll always be 𝗦𝗮𝘃𝘃𝘆 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 at my 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦. Now Jasper Noble and his merry band of douchebags expect me to yield. That’s funny. They think they’re tough. Gods among men. I know they’re 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 but ordinary bullies. With threats coming from all sides, my adversaries will come to learn—𝑰 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒆 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔.


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Cover Designer: @jerseygirl_design Cover Models: @joeylagrua and @kennedyeeliza Photographer: @wanderaguiar_photography   ABOUT THE AUTHOR Alley Ciz is an indie author of Contemporary/New Adult, Rom-Com, Sports Romances. She’s a stay at home mom to 3 amazing and crazy mini royals, a 95lb lab, and let’s face it on some days her hubby is her 4th kid… But to be fair she totally loves him a lot. When she’s not corralling her crazy mini royals she can be found writing the stories the voices in her head tell her. Caffeine is a staple in her daily diet since she does most of her writing late at night when the rest of her house is asleep, usually with her trusty dog Buke (short for Beukeboom reluctantly named after a NY Ranger even though she’s a NJ Devils fan all the way. Is it any surprise she writes sports romances? Pizza and mac-n-cheese are major food groups and she is a proud Potterhead and superhero buff. She is a complete romance junkie and can always be found reading or listening to a book. Links Facebook: Facebook Group: Goodreads: Newsletter: Instagram: Pinterest: Website: YouTube: Amazon: Bookbub:
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Stalked – Jamie Begley

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There are some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed.

My girlfriend kicked me out. Then, even my dog didn’t want me, so he ran away. My boss fired me when I called to let him know I was going to be late. And to put the cherry on top of the crap sundae, I accidentally doused a woman in water who had more followers than brain cells.

As if becoming one of the most hated men in Queen City wasn’t bad enough, some lunatic was stalking the popular life coach I had soaked. The fucker should be running from Zoey, not watching, especially with me protecting her. Some fuckers must learn the hard way, and I’m going to be the one to teach him. You don’t mess with anyone who belongs to a Predator.

It was a perfect day … until I met Stump.

I found a new friend, reached half a million followers, and was on the brink of putting my past behind me when the crazy biker accused me of stealing his dog. To make matters worse, he then blamed me for people hating on him. He did that with no help from me. I don’t blame the dog for running away. I would, too, if I belonged to him.

My skills as a life coach don’t work on him. I might not be able to change the irritating Predator, but I’m not above using him to catch the one who wants me dead.

This work of fiction is intended for mature audiences only. All sexually active characters portrayed in this ebook are eighteen years of age or older. Please do not buy if strong sexual situations, multiple partners, violence, child abuse, and explicit language offends you.

So I started this by reading Razer’s RideViper’s Run and Knox’s stand and Sex PistonTeasedTaintedShade’s FallKingCash’s FightFat Louise, Riot, Shade, Stand Off, Lucky’s Choice, Keeping What’s His, Merry Blissmas, Hostage. Winter’s Touch, Train’s Clash, Standing His Ground, Crazy Bitch, Rider’s Revenge and now Stalked. I would highly reccommend reading it in the order I have just put above because the series is so much better that way! You will get the full story for this series and honestly it’s great.

This will contain spoilers.

So I think compared to some of the other novel in this series this one is a little different. At least to me it felt a little different. We start the story with Zoey writing letters to her mum and that is a theme all the way through this book and I really liked the added extra of those letters it gave so much about her past and her family and it becomes a big part later on in the book. The letters are heartbreaking and they hit you in the feels that’s for sure.

So when we meet Zoey I knew she was going to be a ride. I felt it straight away I knew that she was going to cause a stir and yes she did. The moment she saw that dog we all knew she was going to fall in love with him and she did.

I couldn’t stop laughing at one point in this novel and it’s at the beginning so Hannibal is a puppy from one of Grace’s dogs and when the puppy goes missing, do they tell Grace? Nope. They hide it and when she finds out boy is she mad. But I love her reaction to it and how mad she is at the men for not telling her about the missing supper.

I love how attached Hannibal gets to Zoey but it’s also hilarious how mad Stump gets about it. Especially as Hannibal gets slightly depressed because he misses Zoey. I just think that’s so cute and dogs are just the purest.

Stump and Max made me laugh so many times through this book they are both hilarious and I love it. Especially after Max accidentally lets Stump go again and he ends up you guessed it straight back with Zoey.

So we have the plot of this book of a stalker who we begin to believe is after Zoey but over the course we learn he’s not after Zoey he’s trying to warn her to stay away from Ginny, which I do believe this will work it’s way into Ginny and Gavin’s story when the trilogy is finally released. In regards to the stalker storyline it is very much left unfinished and you don’t get to know who the stalker is in fact.

I really liked the chemistry between Stump and Zoey especially because Zoey was oblivious to the way Stump felt about her and she barely had any self esteem and my heart broke for her. She truly believed that nobody could love her so when Stump told her he loved her god my heart broke because she still didn’t feel like she could be loved. That all stems from her daddy issues.

So we learn more about Zoey’s family and that her father is in fact a conman who swindled many women out of their money and at times used Zoey as bait for new women. (Sounds like an episode of Criminal Minds. I remember that episode so well.) Zoey has been through a lot when Zoey’s dad’s wife finally clicks on that he’s stealing her money and her families. He decides to run only this time Zoey has a baby sister. Her dad kills the wife and the baby sister and Zoey is that distraught she kills her dad. Like could you imagine going through all that it would wow, you can understand why the girl has issues. Or why she lives with barely any stuff which Stump knocks the reason on the head pretty quick.

Greer appears in this book! I love Greer. Anyway I thought it was hilarious that he tries to set Zoey up with Dustin. We also get to see just how powerful Greer is when he maybe heals Cole (we don’t get to find out if it works or not until Dustin’s book). I think in that scene with The Predators and some of the members of The Last Riders standing around lending help to Greer as he tries to heal Cole. I just think that it’s so powerful. I also love that Zoey figured it out that Greer could heal before she even saw the healing. She nails Greer on the head immediately.

So we have more of a setup for Ginny and I still can’t wait for her books.

So the big bombshell at the end of this book is that Zoey’s dad wasn’t actually her father. No. Zoey was kidnapped as a baby and her parents have been looking for her ever since. Stump manages to find the address and rather going through the authorities, Zoey decides to leave all her letters at their door and tell them if they want to know her to meet at the park. And oh my god that scene I was sobbing like a baby. It hit me in the feels and I was destroyed.

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Livin’ on the Edge – Winter Travers

It was just supposed to be one drunken night between Zephyr and Lynn.
One. Night.

Except Zephyr and Lynn can’t seem to stay away from each other. 

With the club moving in a new direction, Zephyr needs to focus on club business.
Club business, that if they aren’t careful, could get more people killed.

Can Zephyr help Lynn balance on the edge of her family drama, and also focus on his own responsibilities to the club? 

Everyone knows you don’t mess with the Kings of Vengenace, but sometimes people need reminding.

I’d like to thank Winter Travers for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. So this is book 6 in the Kings of Vengeance it is better read in order: Drop a Gear and Disappear, Lean Into It, Knees in the Breeze, Midnight Wreckage and Thrill Seeker. As I say better read in order due to the fact that each book has a overarching plot throughout each book.

So the book starts off straight from Lynn waking up in the clubhouse from her one night stand with Zephyr. She tries to rush away straight away but unlucky for her Zephyr refuses to leave her alone. Lynn goes through a lot she tries to help everyone and stretches herself so thin that she doesn’t leave much time for herself.

Zephyr instantly sets his sights on Lynn and he wants to do everything he can to try and relieve some of the pressure that Lynn deals with and tries to make her life a bit easier and taking some of the stress.

I loved Lynn and Zephyr together, their whole relationship was so cute I loved the bond that they had together and how supportive Zephyr was. I also loved that he made her set boundaries when it came to her patients and was making her take time for herself. I just loved the connection that both of these characters had. I also loved that when there was an argument or disagreement that they spoke about it like adults rather than letting it spill into something it’s not so I loved that.

This book did a great thing of adding to the overall plot, I’m obviously not going to say what happened because spoilers. But it did a great job at adding to it.

Honourable mentions for scenes as always with this book and no spoilers.

My favourite moment: When the boys scare Core in the basement with the casket oh my god I could have died laughing it was hilarious and so great.

My 2nd favourite honourable scene is of course book club makes me laugh all the time. I love the girls. Just love it.

Let me just say that I cannot wait for Brick’s book because the ending of this book got me so hyped. Like I need to know everything about him and Detective Kaye. So I need it now. Like asap give me the next book please and thank you…

Overall really enjoyed the book and can’t wait to see what Winter Travers does next!

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Watch Me – Ker Dukey & K Webster

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From international bestselling authors, Ker Dukey and K Webster, comes a fast-paced, hot, insta-love standalone lunchtime readfrom their KKinky Reads collection!

I like to watch.

It’s a compulsion I can’t stop. 
Now, my desire is centered around one woman.
My obsession borders on stalking, but the glass wall keeps me in check. 

She can’t see my face, yet she dances in an intensely erotic and intimate way that feels designed just for me. 
She likes when I watch her.

But things are about to change when she waltzes out of that room and into my tattoo parlor, turning my world completely upside down. 

There’s no glass wall this time. 

This is a steamy, kinky romance sure to make you blush! A perfect combination of sweet and sexy you can devour in one sitting! You’ll get a happy ending that’ll make you swoon!

This is not a dark romance.

I’d like to thank the authors and Terrie the PA for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. I have read Share Me which I loved. I then read Choke Me and Daddy Me and they were mediocre for me, and this one. This brought it back!

I finally know what the other books were missing that this one had! It’s the connection between the characters as well as the angst! I love a book with some good angst in! The angst I was dying for, you could feel the characters pain and the love they felt for each other. I loved it.

I really liked seeing Lucca getting his happy ending, especially because now we sort of know that he didn’t mean to clip Sofina’s wings. I loved his character, it also made me chuckle that he didn’t recognise his dream girl as his ex-girlfriend.

There’s something that is revealed later in the book, I don’t want to go into much detail because spoilers. I loved that we got to see a different side to Lucca but we also know why Autumn was working where she was.

The story was hot, steamy and short. I loved this book so much more than the past two!

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The Right Kind of Wrong – Fabiola Francisco *Release Blitz*

The Right Kind of Wrong by Fabiola Francisco



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The last thing I expect is to wake up in bed next to my brother’s best friend. It’s a mistake I hope to forget when I go back to my life in Madrid.

But Camden is determined to pursue me despite the distance. I was wrong to think an ocean apart would be far enough to clear him from my mind and move on.

Especially when a positive pregnancy test shatters every plan, every dream.

Now I’m forced to tell a man who hasn’t had a serious relationship in all the years I’ve known him that he’s about to be a dad.

As soon as he learns the news, he’s on my doorstep, winning my heart and proving that he’s set on being a father to this child.

I begin to see a different version of the man I thought I knew, but life has other plans for us. And right when I think I’ve found a way to be with him, the unexpected throws our lives into chaos, threatening to rip it all apart.

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Fabiola Francisco loves the simplicity—and kick—of scotch on the rocks. She follows Hemingway’s philosophy—write drunk, edit sober. She writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance, dipping her pen into new adult and young adult. Her moods guide her writing, taking her anywhere from sassy and sexy romances to dark and emotion-filled love stories.

Writing has always been a part of her life, penning her own life struggles as a form of therapy through poetry. She still stays true to her first love, poems, while weaving longer stories with strong heroines and honest heroes. She aims to get readers thinking about life and love while experiencing her characters’ journeys.

She is continuously creating stories as she daydreams. Her other loves are country music, exploring the outdoors, and reading.

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Withstanding the Enemy – T.L. Mahart *Blog Tour*

Withstanding the Enemy

by T.L. Mahrt

Genre: Suspense Romance




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“5☆ A Gripping, Enthralling, Dark Romantic Suspense/Thriller; I Couldn’t Put Down! Withstanding the Enemy is a thrilling and gripping romantic suspense/thriller that had me enthralled from the first few pages!”


A thrilling dark steamy page turner that will have you on the edge of your seats.

Emma Andrews was orphaned at a young age with no family to turn to. Tired of the broken foster-care system, and believing it was her only option, she runs to a multi-millionaire with a reputation of hiring young women. It is only then that she learns what real monsters look like…

Emma uses her overactive imagination to help her get through the toughest of days. By daydreaming a life full of love and freewill, she manages her colorless prison, but even in her wildest dreams, she would have never imagined it could become a reality. That is, until she meets Chance, a man willing to lay his life down to save hers. But what Emma doesn’t expect is to fight her own personal demons—her heart.



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T.L. Mahrt is a former business owner, where she utilized her education in cosmetology, barbering and massage therapy for several years. She was raised on and is currently living on a farm in Nebraska, where you can find her running barefoot in the country side with her loving husband and inspiring children and massive dogs.

After having her son, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and DYRK1A, she made the life altering decision to stay home to care for her two children and pursue her love for writing. She has a love for romance and poetry where, her overactive imagination, along with her adventures and up beat lifestyle drives her inspiration for her writing.

T.L. Mahrt has a thirst for knowledge, and is currently working on her Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication Studies degree.


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