Join in the Fun! #RRBC 2016 Book and Blog Party with #Giveaways

Welcome to From the Pen of Mae Clair…a virtual extension of Hershey, Pennsylvania

Are you ready to celebrate? To have some fun along with multiple chances to pick up goodies and prizes, not to mention a great selection of books?

Join me, and a host of other talented authors for (drum roll, please):

Colorful banner with words Rave Reviews Book Club 2016 Book & Blog Party prominently displayedThis is a club-wide event, with blog stops happening each day through August 31

No, I’m not giving away chocolate—although there is plenty of the virtual variety about, so help yourself (I’m kind of partial to the Hershey’s Extra Dark myself :D)

MY GIVEAWAY:
One lucky winner will receive a $15 gift card to Amazon or B&N
(winner’s choice)

All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on my blog with your email address (so I know where to find you). RRBC will randomly select a winner from the comments, so everyone has an opportunity to win.

While you’re here, I hope you will consider purchasing my most recent release, A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS, a mystery/suspense novel. New York Times bestselling author, Kevin O’Brien, called this book “Masterful bone-chilling fiction…one intense thriller.” Why not check it out for yourself?

My publisher currently has the book on sale for .99 cent through September 4
This is the perfect time to snatch up your copy!

Book cover for A Thousand Yesteryears by Mae Clair shows dark spooky forest at night with book tile in white on red backgroundA THOUSAND YESTERYEARS is the first novel in my Point Pleasant Series, but the story is complete (no cliff-hanger endings with the need to read further for closure). A blend of fact, fiction and creepy urban folklore, the novel plays off the legend of the Mothman and the true-life tragedy of the Silver Bridge collapse, a catastrophe that decimated the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

You’ll discover the” TNT,” an abandoned WWII munitions site, now part of a wildlife management area. Densely forested with steep hills, wetlands, ponds and tunnels, it’s a virtual labyrinth of secluded hiding places idea for a terrifying creature—or killer—to hide. The characters are everyday people facing extraordinary circumstances, including secrets, betrayal and murder.

I hope the blurb will entice you:

Graphic promoting A Thousand Yesteryears, a novel by Mae Clair shows book cover and close-up of an old tree in a foggy woodlandsBehind a legend lies the truth…

As a child, Eve Parrish lost her father and her best friend, Maggie Flynn, in a tragic bridge collapse. Fifteen years later, she returns to Point Pleasant to settle her deceased aunt’s estate. Though much has changed about the once thriving river community, the ghost of tragedy still weighs heavily on the town, as do rumors and sightings of the Mothman, a local legend. When Eve uncovers startling information about her aunt’s death, that legend is in danger of becoming all too real…

Caden Flynn is one of the few lucky survivors of the bridge collapse, but blames himself for coercing his younger sister out that night. He’s carried that guilt for fifteen years, unaware of darker currents haunting the town. It isn’t long before Eve’s arrival unravels an old secret—one that places her and Caden in the crosshairs of a deadly killer…

You can purchase your .99 cent ebook copy from:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble 
iTunes 
Google Play 
Kobo 
Kensington Publishing

Don’t forget to leave your comment below for a chance to win my $15.00 Amazon or B&N gift card. And the fun is far from over! Every day during the Rave Reviews Book Club 2016 Book and Blog Party, there are chances for additional prizes, so continue to follow this fun event by visiting the other blog stops. You can find a full list here. If you’d like to find our more about this awesome club and the opportunities it offers authors, and even readers, be sure to see my earlier post Let’s Talk Book Clubs.

Thanks for visiting my part of the blogosphere, and I hope you’ll take advantage of my
.99 cent sale on A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS. Mystery—and the Mothman—await!

Before you leave, feel free to poke around and check out a few links, including:
My Newsletter Sign-Up • I average sending 4-6 a year
My Facebook Author Page • I would love some “likes” if you’re so inclined
My Books • Other titles I’ve written that may appeal to you

But remember:
All you have to do to be eligible for my giveaway is to drop me a comment,
so go ahead and get chatty! 😀

173 thoughts on “Join in the Fun! #RRBC 2016 Book and Blog Party with #Giveaways

  1. Hi Mae,
    Your blurb definitely enticed me to add your book to my ever growing reading list on my kindle. I also found you on Facebook! Enjoyed your page. Thanks!

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  2. I’m in awe with the blurb and cover! Thank you for this chance.. $0,99 is steal! I’m 1-clicking this book for sure! I’m always happy to discover and read new authors! I’ll post my review when I eventually read it! Thank you! !

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    • YAY! I’m doing the happy dance over your comment, Maria. Thanks for all those kind words and for 1-clicking Yesteryears. I dumped a ton of research into this novel and took two trips to the area to capture an authentic feel. I truly hope you enjoy! 🙂

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  3. A Thousand Yesteryears sounds like my kind of read.You have done a great job on the blurb, just the right amount of enticement. I look forward to learning much more about your work. Another fine step in the party line up! Nicely done.

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    • Hello, Sooz, and thanks for joining me on my blog stop day. I can’t take all the credit for the blurb. While I sent in a similar draft, my publisher tweaked it a bit for the official results. I think they did a wonderful job and am thrilled to learn its captured your interest!

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  4. Thanks for introducing us to your book Mae Clair, the first of The Point Pleasant series. I love good thrilling mysteries and judging by your blurb, that is what I can expect when settling down to read it! 🙂 All the best for the rest of the day. Best wishes

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    • Hello, Maretha. Thanks for visiting. I love mysteries and thrillers, too (reading every bit as much as writing). If you decide to give Yesteryears a try I hope you enjoy the novel. It’s always nice to lose yourself in a book 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. Thanks for introducing us to your book Mae Clair, the first of The Point Pleasant series. I love good thrilling mysteries and judging by your blurb, that is what I can expect when settling down to read it!:-) All the best for the rest of the day. Best wishes

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    • That’s wonderful to hear, Patricia! Thank you so much for the purchase and I hope you enjoy the journey. Researching this book was almost as intriguing as writing it for me. I’m delighted to know it’s captured your interest! 🙂

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  6. I have a number of your books on my Kindle tapping their fingers in impatience for me to get around to reading them, lols. After reading this post and seeing that awesome book cover, I really will have to knuckle down and get to them! Looking forward to doing that. Very best wishes with everything! Love the blog too 🙂

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    • Hi, Harmony! Great to have you drop by for a visit on my blog stop. I know TBR lists can be overwhelming, LOL. Mine is growing by leaps and bounds each day 🙂 Thanks for the lovely comments, and enjoy the stories when you have time!

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    • Beth, I am delighted to meet another Mothman fan…and even more delighted by the click, LOL! Thanks so much for the purchase. It was very interesting visiting Point Pleasant, and especially the TNT (creepy place). I think visiting the actual locations where the story is set enabled me to add an extra measure of authenticity and place. I do hope you enjoy, and many thanks again!

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  7. I think I’m the #2 person here, although I see that a ton of folks have already dropped by. Thanks for letting me in thru the back door, Mae! I love your intro, by the way. Have the best day ever and for those of you dropping by, don’t forget to visit the RRBC site here > http://wp.me/P49Fi9-2y5 to get to our other stop of the day, at Gwen Plano’s place. Good luck, everyone (more luck to me, though!!!…LOL)

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    • Hey, Nonnie! Glad to have you pop in and comment on my day. Wow, the RRBC Book & Blog Party is a blast! I’m not only having a fab time on my own blog, but it’s been so much fun visiting the other blogs. I’m going to be sorry to see August end. Thanks so much for all the effort you put into organizing this awesome event!

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    • Oh, Joy, thank you so much for that wonderful review. I am so delighted you enjoyed the book and my characters. I truly appreciate your thoughtful words….and of course, for visiting my blog. Wishing you a fabulous day!

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    • Hi, Gwen! I saw your wonderful review of ECLIPSE LAKE on Amazon. Thanks so much for that…the Carlisle boys were fun to write 🙂 And–woohoo!—I’m delighted that you’ve picked up A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS too. This story is very close to my heart and I hope you enjoy. I hope you are having an awesome day at the party as well 🙂

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    • Wow, I bet you have! I’ve always had a passion for folklore, myths and urban legends (from childhood) but have to say that the Mothman is probably my favorite. It’s been fun putting my own fictional spin on the tale.

      Thanks for the well wishes and thanks for visiting!

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    • Yikes! The thought of winter in MN has me appreciating this overly hot humid weather I’ve been complaining about 🙂

      You know I’m thrilled you enjoyed the book (I did cartwheels over your review. Well, okay, maybe the virtual kind. I lost the agility for real ones a few decades ago, LOL).I’m not a fan of winter either, but I guess maybe the “cold” part of the title fits with the month of release!

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    • Hi, Lincoln! Thanks for dropping by my blog (this party is a blast!). And ooo, I’m jazzed you like the blurb. I’ve written several books but this one is easily my favorite. The amount of research that went into it was a few years in the marking. Then again…I have a strong inclination for urban legends! If you get a chance to read Yesteryears, I hope you enjoy the tale!

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  8. Hi Mae Clair! First, your site is clean, crisp, and inviting. I love it! Second, your book blurb pulled me in and I could see the steep hills, munition sites, and wetlands of Point Pleasant from your description. Mystery is a genre I love (love them all), so for $.99 this is getting purchased today! Enjoy your tour!

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    • Hi, Linda! Your comments have sent me into another Snoopy Dance (I tend to get carried away, LOL). Thanks for all those lovely comments, and most especially for the purchase. I positively love mysteries (reading as well as writing) and am always delighted to meet another fan of the same. I hope you enjoy my story and the characters who populate it!

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    • Wow! Given you’re not a fan of mysteries, I’m honored I’ve made your read list. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and checking out my post. It’s a pleasure to have you visit!

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    • Hi, my friend! Is this party a blast, or what?!? LOL! Thanks for popping in to add to my special day on the block. And that comment about being a fan is mutual, you know. I’m eagerly awaiting your next one, too!

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    • Hi, Renae. Thanks for checking out the post and for the connections. I’ve returned the favors with a like on your FB page and a follow on Twitter. It’s a pleasure to connect with you!

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    • Hi, Helena! I think you’ll find it more suspenseful and mysterious than horror-like scary. Just the fact that you’re considering giving it a try is a wonderful thought for me. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the well wishes!

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    • HI, Stephanie. Thanks so much for visiting me and for the like on my Facebook page. I’ve returned the favor with a like to your author/book page. Wishing you a fabulous day!

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    • Hi, Robert! That’s music to my ears…all the way around.:) Thanks so much for the add and for visiting my blog stop. This party is so much fun, and I’m getting to meet and connect with so many people!

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    • Hi, Beem! Delightful to see you here, and I’m uber-thrilled to know I’m going on your TBR 🙂 Thanks for the kind words about my little corner of the blogosphere, too. Isn’t it great having a hangout we can call our own?

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    • YAY! Always a pleasure to have you visit me, Stanalei. And how about this event? Talk about fun! This is a month long event, with daily prize stops and grand prizes at the close, so check out the RRBC link in my post and follow along each day. There are some amazing things being given away, not to mention a plethora of good books being featured and offered! 🙂

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    • Hi, Dawn! Great to have you drop by. Thanks for checking out my blog and my post. I’m glad the cover and the sound of the book captured your interest. Have an awesome day!

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    • Hi, Rebecca. I love writing tales where incidents from the past create mysteries to be solved years later. I admit it’s a reoccurring theme in most of my books, and in this one I had a wonderful blend of legend and history to work with. Thanks for visiting my blog stop today!

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  9. I am writing this comment a second time…not sure the first one went through.
    I loved your blog and bought your book. I have been fascinated with the subject of The Mothman since seeing the movie many years ago. I hope this comment goes through!!!

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    • Hi, Karen. Thanks for taking the extra effort for making sure your comment went through. I work full-time so I was a bit behind on approving anything caught in my moderation queue, but I am so delighted by your comments. I used to do a regular post on my blog called Mythical Monday wherein I examined a bit of myth or folklore on a regular basis. I first stumbled on the Mothman as a result of those blog posts, and since then it’s been full steam ahead. I’ve devoured every thing I can find …from the movie, to the book, to multiple books, documentaries, blog posts, and even two trips to Point Pleasant. Thank you for purchasing my book and I sincerely hope it meets all your expectations!

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  10. Hi Mae – Glad to see you’re getting plenty of quality attention today! 😀 I finished A Thousand Yesteryears a few weeks ago, so NOW I appreciate your site wallpaper a whole lot more. Very atmospheric! 😉
    I promise I’ll get around to putting up a ripping review for you soon – there’s a bit of a log jam with my review schedule but it’s calming down slowly.

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    • Hi, Jan. Woo-hoo! Thanks for reading Yesteryears, and I look forward to your review. I know how it is to get behind, so I can fully relate to that log jam. Hope it clears for you soon, LOL!

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  11. Leaving a comment again because I am not sure that the others went through. The important thing is that I loved your blog and bought your book. Since seeing The Mothman movie I have been fascinated by this subject. Anxious to read your book.

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    • Thanks for replying again, Karen. I did see your comment and was so excited to hear from someone who loved the movie. The subject of the Mothman is a favorite of mine (I could talk about it and Point Pleasant for hours, LOL). They definitely instilled a creep factor in that movie.

      Thanks for the compliment about my blog and MANY THANKS for purchasing Yesteryears. I hope you enjoy meeting my version of the Mothman 😀

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  12. Mae, so happy to find out about this book! I have family from Point Pleasant and Ohio just across the river! Very interested in reading a book set in this area.

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    • Wow, I’m super excited to hear that. I visited Point Pleasant twice (even talked to a few people there) during the writing of this novel and the one that follows in the series. The first time, my husband and I stayed in Gallipolis, Ohio (I actually know how to pronounce it the “correct” way, LOL), and the second time we stayed in downtown Point Pleasant. I worked very hard to capture the feel of the town, the people and the TNT (so creepy). I’m delighted to “meet” someone with family there. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Hello Mae and thank you for having us over. Its just wonderful getting to know the members and partying at the same time. Talk to you soon to collect my prize. lol

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    • LOL! Wishing you luck in the drawing, Shirley. 🙂 You’re so right about getting to know other members and partying at the same time. I’ve had a blast today, and am looking forward to the rest of August and all the blog stops that await!

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    • Hi, Tracey! Wow, thanks for the reposts, and I’m so glad you like the site. I searched high and low until I found graphics to capture the “mood” I wanted to create for my corner of the blogosphere. So glad you like it!

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  15. Hi Mae – I did enjoy your “Myth and Magic” and this new release looks equally as good. Hope you have a lot of success with it! Very nice page – well setup and organized – and a great stop on the RRBC Back to School Blog tour as well! Best regards – MikeL

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    • Great to have you drop by, Mike, and I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed Myth and Magic. Thank you for your review (yes, I read them all). I’m honored to have you consider adding Yesteryears to your TBR. I’m equally delighted you enjoyed my post and my blog. Many thanks for the well wishes. The blog party has been absolutely fabulous and I look forward to the rest of August!

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  16. Once upon a time, I loved murder mysteries and suspense books, but my anxiety no longer allows me to enjoy those as much. :-/ I do, however, have two of your books downloaded: Food for Poe and Eclipse Lake. And I really look forward to reading those. 🙂 Also, I love your background…very spooky! 😀

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    • Thank you so much for those downloads. I think you’ll find them both tales of family and relationships. I hope you enjoy them, and truly appreciate the visit to my blog. The party is beyond what I expected. It’s been a whirlwind of a day. And thanks for the compliment on my background. I love that graphic 🙂

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    • I remember visiting the Reading Outlets a time or too. Wonderful shopping. And it’s always lovely to meet someone connected to the Keystone state. Thanks for adding A Thousand Yesteryears to your TBR. I hope you enjoy the read!

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    • I positively love hearing when someone enjoys my books, so many thanks for sharing that. And I’m delighted you’re going to give Yesteryears a try too. Thanks so much, and I hope you enjoy my tale of the Mothman and suspense!

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  17. I just decided to take a surf back through. It looks like you’re tearing it up. Social contacts, and sales to go along with them. In case anyone is still on the fence, I read A Thousand Yesteryears and it is an awesome book. Plus it looks like you may have finally pushed Sue into the club.

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    • Hi, and thanks for the comment. I put a couple years of research into it and took two trips to the actual town and area(s) it encompasses. It was great to have that first hand exposure to setting. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  18. Hi Mae, I was hoping to get to your other book first, but I’m weak-willed and this is too good to pass up. Bought it just now on Amazon. Mothman is just too tempting, even if I have to read it before dark to prevent nightmares lol. Thanks for a great presentation and congrats on the comments from the NY times best seller! Woohoo–big time there. Reblogged on mallie1025

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    • Wow, what a fabulous comment to find here 🙂 A huge THANK YOU for the purchase, and I have to say of everything I’ve written this is my favorite. I love the Mothman legend and the history of Point Pleasant is so fascinating. I hope you enjoy the story, Micki, and I truly appreciate that reblog. Many thanks!

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    • Hi, Lori! Many thanks for the download. YIPEE! 🙂 And I completely understand about overwhelming TBRs. Mine is the same way. I keep hoping to get caught up but then I keep buying more books, LOL. Have a wonderful day!

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    • That’s wonderful news, Bruce, and late is fine (although I’m late in replying to this). I love mysteries and thrillers (reading and writing) and hope you enjoy the twist I put on the Mothman legend!

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    • Fabulous to hear! Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed Myth and Magic (I loved writing the brothers in that one), and I’m delighted you’re going to be picking up Yesteryears. I hope you enjoy the blend of fact, fiction and folklore! Many thanks! 🙂

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  19. Thanks for inviting us to your blog Mae. I will add your books to my TBR list and download one today! I tried to leave a comment yesterday, but the wifi was having a party of its own! You may have two comments from me. Enjoy the party:)

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    • Hi, Lizzie. Lovely to see you here! Thanks for visiting my blog stop on the party and many thanks for downloading A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS. Oddly enough I had some sporadic wifi issues yesterday too. Fortunately, everything has settled down today. Hope yours has too!

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    • I loved your review on A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS, Sherry. Thank you for taking the time to post it and share over social media (all those links were wonderful!). It’s great to have you pop in and participate in the party. It really took, off! Good luck with the gift card drawing and have a fab day!

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  20. Hi Mae. I love books that are based on fact, or have actual people or events woven into the story. I’ve never heard of the Mothman before, but I am also a huge fan of urban legends. Now, I absolutely must read your book. 😀

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    • Hi, Rhani! I love urban legends, myth and folklore, and am always poking around for info on more. There was actually a bestselling (non-fiction) book about the Mothman by John Keel, which was later made into a movie starring Richard Gere…called the Mothman Prophecies. A lot of bizarre stuff went on in Point Pleasant with over 1oo sightings. I share a lot of legend and background in the book (I took two trips to the actual area while doing research on this novel and the others that follow. I could talk about the Mothman for hours but won’t bore you, LOL. I will however send out a huge thanks for your interest in the book. I hope you enjoy the story!

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