Dec 30, 2013

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Spotlight on & Reviews of All Four Books in the Immortals of New Orleans Series by Kym Grosso

Enjoy reviews of all four books by our fabulous guest reviewer Nanette Bradford!


So, as a wife and mother of 3 I find solace in my books. I love my family but since we don't really go out on many vacations my book worlds will have to do.. The world that Kym Grosso portrays in her book series immortals of New Orleans is one of sex, violence, and love. Oh, did I mention there are hot and oh so sexy vamps and wolves? Oh yeah, I am totally in love with this series.

Kade's Dark Embrace
Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1
Kym Grosso

Genre: Paranormal Spicy Romance

74,000 Words Novel Length

BN  ARe

Book Description:

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.




The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. If she makes it out alive, will she give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade?

Book Trailer for Kade's Dark Embrace  http://youtu.be/_GsJRUi1fww

Review of Book one Kade's Dark Embrace... 


Kade
This is where it all begins. Kade is the leader of all vamps in New Orleans. He's dark and brooding, sexy even, but when Sydney falls into his line of site little does he know this simple human will change his life forever.. Sydney is an agent in Pennsylvania. She loves her job and she's damn good at it too. Her life hasn't always been so great but she's learned to take care of herself and has worked dang hard to be who she is now. She's one tough cookie and I'd hate to be on her bad side. The girl is simply bad ass and I totally love that about her. 

Sydney
Sydney is called in to work one night, on her off time mind you, to help with a murder case of a young woman found floating in the water. Of course since it looks like a paranormal homicide the help of C-PAC is needed. Here's where Kade comes in looking all dark and mysterious. Oh baby break me off a piece of... Sorry!  Anyway, the two have to work together to find this killer. Sydney is pulled into this horrific world of psycho vampire killers who are draining these poor young girls of their life's blood and what the heck are those weird markings all over their bodies. Seriously, Sydney has no idea what's she's gotten herself into. Kade is super hot but a serious pain in the ass. How can they work together if they can't even stand each other.. So it starts..


Luca’s Magic Embrace
Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2
Kym Grosso       

Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Erotic Paranormal Romance

ISBN-13: 978-1480199262
ISBN-10: 1480199265

ASIN:  B009SFWOM0

Approximately 255 pages in pdf.  Varies in e-copy.
Word Count:  80,799 words

Cover Artist:  Carrie Spencer, CheekyCovers

Book Trailer:  http://youtu.be/ngBxFCMQGO0



Book Description:

An erotic paranormal romance...

Sexy vampire, Luca Macquarie doesn't do love; especially not with humans. Yet, ever since he rescued Samantha Irving, he can't deny the enigmatic attraction he's developed for the alluring mortal woman. Concerned for her safety, he's determined to bring Samantha back to her coven. His mission is to go find the novice witch and bring her home, nothing more, nothing less; falling for her is not supposed to be part of the plan.

Samantha doesn't want to be a witch, yet that's exactly what she is. After failing to elicit her magic, she escapes to the mountains in an attempt to resume a semblance of her previous human life. When an arsonist torches her cabin, Samantha's worst fears are realized. Aware that her life is on the line, she reluctantly agrees to return to New Orleans with Luca.


In the Big Easy, Samantha and Luca embark on a spellbinding journey, searching for a mystical amulet that promises to release her obligation from an ancient, lethal vampire who's been threatening her life. With cryptic clues and clandestine allies, will Luca and Samantha destroy the dangerous amulet before others acquire it, setting forth a chain of catastrophic consequences? And will Luca give into his erotic desire for the witch who magically captures heart?



Review of Book two Luca's Magic Embrace... 


Luca & Samantha
Luca is Kade's second in command. He's in charge of all security. Luca is smart and handsome but seriously closed off. He had a love once andshe was violently taken from him before he was changed. Never opening up himself to love again Luca threw himself in his work. He's the best at what he does and Kade trusts him withy his life and the life of his loved ones. Samantha is a techy.. Being one of the only females in her position she's had to prove her worth more times than one.. On a trip to New Orleans with some friends she goes out to a club and ends up in a situation no one ever wants to find themselves in. Being the strong woman she is she's not going to let her captures break her. She's been beaten and belittled and even lost part of her memory.. That's the good part. She doesn't want to remember the disgusting and vile things she was made to do. Luca rescued her from all that. From the moment they touched a strong connection was felt between them but of course, being the closed off person Luca is, he fought the feeling the entire time. Plus, Samantha is human. That was so not going to happen in Luca's eyes. I loved Samantha. She pushed her way through all the crap that happened to her and she came out swinging. She's definitely my favorite of this series and Luca. Who doesn't want to win he heart of the man who's struggled all those years to hide it?

Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves 
Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3
Kym Grosso

Genre:  Erotic Paranormal Romance

ISBN-13: 978-1482692396
ISBN-10: 1482692392

Number of pages:  Approx. 267 
Word Count:  94,000 words

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An erotic paranormal romance…

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves’ Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she’s reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who’d kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.


Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?


Review of Book Three Tristan's Lyceum Wolves... 


What can I say about Tristan and his wolves but they are very very animalistic and so true to their nature. This book was the most graphic and dare I say risqué sexually of all the books. I think so anyway and I'm not going into any detail. This is one you truly need to read for yourself. 

Tristan

Tristan is Alpha of his pack in Pennsylvania. Like Luca, he was a loner and very happy that way. He never got attached to anyone and was happy without a mate all though seeing how happy Kade and Luca were made his heart twitch a bit. Tristan and Logan grew up as pups together and did everything together and I do mean EVERYTHING. Boy did those wolves get me a little um.. Let's just say I fanned myself a lot reading this book. Lol Logan was Tristan's Beta and they could pretty much know exactly how and what the other was thinking. Wolf packs were like that but it helped that the two were already so close.

Young Tristan & Logan
Kalli is another strong female in this series. Loosing both her parents at a young age, running away from her family to put herself through school, and becoming a veterinarian. She did a lot for herself and she struggled to forget her haunted past but was always afraid it would catch up with her. I liked how she wasn't afraid to role with the punches. She was kidnapped by the most horrid female vampire and fed on till her blood ran dry and she still had enough sense to try and get away. 

Tristan, Logan & Samantha
Like the other males in this series Tristan fought his attraction to Kalli but not as strongly. Being wolf he was very sexual and Kalli was a very sexy woman but she was a threat to their pack and until they were certain she wasn't the one who had helped kill a wolf from Tristan's brother Marcel's pack he had to control his urges. Another great story and like I said before this one was the hottest book of them all...


Logan’s Acadian Wolves
Immortals of New Orleans
Book 4
Kym Grosso

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

ISBN-13: 978-1492267799
ISBN-10: 1492267791
ASIN: B00F7X2XTG

Number of pages: Approximately 430

Word Count: 120,090 words

Cover Artist:  Patricia Schmitt, PickyMe


Book Description:

An erotic paranormal romance...

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night. Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies. After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city. Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.

Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector. As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts. Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.

Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate. Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack. Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate? And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.




Review of Book Four Logan's Acadian Wolves... 


This is the last book in the series but certainly not the least. We already know about Logan
and his hottie ways. He's alpha now and the way he got the title was not how he wanted it. Shoot, he didn't even want to be alpha and already half his pack is fighting him for the position. Being the strong wolf he is there's no way anyone can beat him but he's had enough. His mental strength has been tested and he hasn't even had the time to mourn the loss of his friend, his brother. Then comes Wynter. Will this smart young beautiful wolf convert the lost soul that is Logan, Can he be the alpha his new pack needs, and will he have a mate by his side or will he lose everything. 



This series in its entirety is something I seriously suggest
reading if you love sexy reads with a whole lot of action. They were all very tantalizing but at the same time had me freaked out and on the edge of my seat. Take some time out to relax, have a glass of wine or a cup of hot coffee, find yourself a nice cozy seat and read each book. Don't stop because I sure couldn't. I could not get enough of each of these sexy men and thank you Kym for making their women out to be tough and not sissy little girls. Each woman could stand on her own if need be but at the same time could fight along side her alpha man. I'm so glad I was given these books to read. My heart is still pounding fast.


Overall Rating:  5 Sinfully Delicious Kisses!!!





About the Author:

Kym Grosso is the author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3) and Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4).

In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes about autism at PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.



Twitter: @KymGrosso

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5785692.Kym_Grosso

Dec 24, 2013

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Blog Tour: Non Friction by Morgan Parker





Title: Non Friction
Author: Morgan Parker      

Genre: Romance Humor

Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours



Synopsis:
Morgan Parker’s first novel, Non Friction, tells the story of a man whose wife just walked out on him. Faced with an empty house and emotional turmoil, he turns to writing a novella, which introduces him to the fast and furious lifestyle of indie literature stardom… and Emma, a woman who comes on a little strong but turns out to be the one sliver of sunshine in his otherwise dark and devastating life.

Now that he has enjoyed a bit of success and attention, his wife (Jennifer) comes back and suddenly decides that they should pursue marriage counseling. Eager to win her back, the main character agrees to anything and the counselor asks them to create something beautiful for each other. Our main character decides on Our Story, a love story that will not only win his wife back, but can also double as his next novel.

Over the course of writing Our Story, the main character realizes that winning Jennifer back might not be the smartest thing for his heart. In fact, he starts to appreciate the true meaning of the word love, which he finds in Emma.



Morgan Parker is the pen name for a shy and introverted banker. He currently divides his time between Toronto, Canada and his imagination. When he isn’t writing or working with clients or relaxing at Balzac’s with a medium non-fat cappuccino, Morgan Parker enjoys spending time with his family. And sleeping, preferably on a bed (the left side) but depending on the day, he can pretty much curl up anywhere. No, he is not currently accepting applications for cuddling partners.
He loves interacting with bloggers, readers and fans, and if you consider yourself one of those, you can reach him through his Facebook page. Although he doesn’t particularly enjoy interacting with people who yell at him, he is always happy to chat with anyone, especially if their criticism will help with his writing. So next time you’re on Facebook, look for Morgan Parker and Like his author page!

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Twitter: @mparkerbooks

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We stared at each other for a bit and the more I looked at her, the more I wanted to hate her like I hated Jennifer. But I couldn’t. Emma was everything my wife wasn’t. She had not only boosted my ego with those panties she sent me, but she always said the sweetest things when I needed it the most. Plus her boobs were super big in real-life and although that counted for a lot, there was just so much more to Emma. I mean, she had these smile lines around her mouth that promised she’d make an amazingly hot senior citizen, the kind of gal you’d just pray would have her walker break down before siesta time, and you’d have to give her a ride home on your electric scooter. I couldn’t hate her if I tried.

Yes, she was that perfect.

Dec 20, 2013

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*Series Cover Reveal* The Secrets Saga by Angee Taylor





Series Title: The Secrets Saga    
Author: Angee Taylor    
Genre: Paranormal Romance/mystery
Reveal Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Journey: The Beginning
Blurb
Journey is a prequel to the Secrets Saga books, Hidden Secrets and Deadly Secrets. In this novella you learn some of the life history of Rose, Cortne and Aj. We also see a glimpse of the beginning of their friendship. 
Rose 
How do you explain to a family that you lost their dead loved one? Especially, when said family is standing right behind you? To all the patients at work, she appears to have everything going for her. Beauty and brains, should make for an easy life right. Well they would never guess the strong confident nurse they have taking care of them is abused every day at home. 

Patients predicting their own death and foretelling a future she doesn’t want to believe. Does she stay or let the predicted future come to life. Why does she leave her family? Why doesn’t she tell anyone what she is when she finds out? 
Cortne and Aj 
What have they seen that make them accept the things that come to pass? 
The Three of Them 
What trials have they gone through that bind them? What have they seen that make them accept all that happens to each of them. 
We take a glance back at snapshots of their lives to see if it can help us understand them any better. 

Excerpt
At nine that night, I carried the sleeping boy to his bed and headed towards mine. It had been a long week, I may just sleep all night and day. I crawled into my bed, and turned the lamp off. The darkness of the room made me uncomfortable for some reason. I dozed off anyway, at some point in the night something woke me up.
To this day, I don’t know what. My room was glowing red. All the curtains were closed and lights were off. Even the door was closed. The air felt heavy, I felt threatened. My heart raced, my breathing was labored; I had broken out in a sweat. What was this? I spoke out loud, following my gut. “This is my house and you are not welcome here. Leave here and leave all in this place alone,” I said through closed eyes, afraid of what I may see in the red glow. The heaviness slowly lifted but I didn’t open my eyes until the next morning. Josh didn’t mention it to me and I damn sure wasn’t going to scare him.
Later that day I took my horse out for a ride through the woods. The sun was so damn bright my sunglasses just weren’t helping. My eyes felt like someone had lit a match and thrown into each of them. Hence, the ride in the woods, it was shadier.
After about an hour of riding straight into the depths of the forest, I turned my horse around and began making my way out. I had ridden in these woods for most of my childhood. I knew every inch of them. I rounded the big oak to see a man standing there. He startled me, I almost yelled but remained calm. “Hi, are you lost?”
“No, I’m not lost I came to see you."

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Hidden Secrets

Blurb
Rose has been struggling for years to find out about the mysterious illness that’s killing her. She’s decided to end her life after one last trip to the French Quarter…Her plans go awry when the sexy Caleb Glasson, who carries a dark secret, saunters into her life. She discovers that she’s not what she appears to be, to rest of the world. The only man that can unlock that secret is dead at Caleb’s hand. The most startling epiphany is that she has latent powers that will emerge in a haunting thrilling story that will answer all of her questions.

Excerpt
What a sight, she thought they were in violation of every vampire lore out there. They were awake during the day, driving a convertible with the roof down, enjoying the sunshine through their dark glasses, of course. The wind made conversation hard and she was grateful. She didn’t know what to say and didn’t know if she could stand to hear what he had to say. The car ride would only last so long. She had to pull herself together. By the time they arrived at the airport, she had reined her emotions in and was ready for anything he could throw at her. Thanks to private airports and no security, she had been able to keep her knives. As they boarded the plane Caleb asked, “Where to? The pilot needs to know where he can file a flight plan.”


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Deadly Secrets


BLURB
The wedding was supposed to stop the endless stream of death threats. It seems someone didn’t get the message. As the family struggles to find the person or persons sending the threats, they face problem after problem. Rose is developing new powers so fast she's having a difficult time keeping up with them. New family members have been discovered that were erased from the family history. There is even possibly a betrayal from within their own family. Whom can Rose and Caleb trust? Who is out to kill them? Will they figure it out in time to save themselves and their family? Or will they discover the truth too late to save everyone they love?

EXCERPT
***Rose***
I crouched there looking down, sliding my tongue over my unsheathed fangs, which pricked it, and allowing the precious blood to seep into my mouth. Tasting the sweet taste of the iron rich liquid, my thirst spiked. The raw desire of hunger ate at me, like a wild animal chewing on a bone.
This wasn’t about hunger though, it was anger, and it was about protecting my family. Hearing Caleb and the others beating at the door, knowing I only had minutes before someone got the doors open. Looking deep in myself, breathing deeply I released the leash I kept on my powers. I felt them slam into me, for once the feel of thousands of bolts of lightning hitting me made me feel powerful, it wasn’t painful this time.
***Collin***
I stood still watching my sister-in-law. I had no idea what she was up to. I’d heard she had a protective streak and was very lethal when she wanted to be. Even though I couldn’t see this slip of a woman being lethal, I’d wait and see. I was caught off guard by what I saw with my own eyes.
The books went to flying off the shelves all around my library. Furniture began floating. The fireplace was erupting with flames all the while my little sister-in-law was still crouched looking down at the floor. Books that were flying off the shelves finally took on an ordered chaos as they were circling around and over me. Trying to get out of the room, I found I was fixed in place.
The fireplace calmed down, the furniture sat back on the floor. I was still fixed in place unable to move and books still circled around and over me. Looking at Rose she was still crouched, never looking up.
When she did what I saw startled me.
Standing slowly, she walked to me. Caleb was beating on the metal door that stood between him and his wife.
As she approached me I guess the fear in my eyes made Rose smile. “You see now I’m no child for you to mess with. You ever kidnap me again, it won’t matter who you’re related to. I’ll kill you and won’t tell them you’re a good guy.”
“Why are your eye’s…That’s not normal.” My voice quivered with the fear, no terror I felt.
“It doesn’t matter. All that does matter is you realize that those people behind that door are mine. I love each and every one of them. If you do anything to harm them, I won’t show you mercy. Vampire or not I can kill you. You may have gotten the drop on me once and drugged me. That was the only time it will ever happen. You better be truthful in all dealing with us or you will see what all isn’t normal about me.”
Waving her hand, the entire room returned to perfection. I shook my head half in shock but completely terrified of her.
Rose looked down, blinking a few times. When she looked at me again all traces of the person she had been seconds earlier was gone.
“Open that door for me, if you don’t mind.” Rose all but ordered it.
“Sure thing Rose.” I did so as fast as I could. I didn’t want to be in a room with her alone any longer than I had to. As the door opened, her family rushed out all speaking at once.
“What happened? What was all that noise? Is everything okay?”
Smiling at her beloved family then turning to look at me before she spoke, “Everything is just fine. Isn’t it Collin?”
“It’s great.” I gave my best smile, even though I was scared at the moment.
Caleb looked around the room, looking for some indication at what had happened. He found none. “Rose let’s go to bed.”
“I’m past ready. I hope the bed is a soft one, after being on that hard silver table for a few days.” Rose said as she walked down the hall towards the bedrooms.
As she walked through the door it closed behind her. I sat on the floor. It had been all the years of training to look tough that had kept me from doing just this earlier. I would not show fear.

Secrets Revealed

Blurb
Rose is tired of her and her family being hunted, so she decides to do the hunting herself and takes Cortne along with her. They end up taking a few detours along the way, learning more about Rose’s past and her family. Does being a Sun Witch add more problems to her life or does it make it easier? Facing severe fatigue and needing to feed frequently makes the hunt more difficult. They already found the traitor in the family, or did they? Is everyone who they appear to be? Has her family been honest with her? Has she been honest with herself? Are friends truly friends or are they enemies lying in wait?

Excerpt
Cortne
“Cool tats!” I almost yelled when I saw the tats on the upper portions of both of Rose’s arms.
“What tats?”
“The eclipses on each of your arms, they are mirror images of each other.”
“They marked me…” I heard Rose whisper.
“What? Who?”
“Nevermind, we have to set up a meeting with Drake.”
“I’m already on it. I called while you were still in bed. We have a meeting at four this afternoon. That gives you two hours to get your shit together. Whatever happened earlier you need to get your mind wrapped around it.”
“My mind is around it. I’m just tired. Maybe I will nap for a bit.” She snapped.
She turned and headed inside, leaving me alone on the balcony. My mind drifted to Sean. It had been months since I’d seen him. I’d kept our separation from Rose by lying to my best friend. I saw the love her and Caleb had. I wanted that, but Sean just couldn’t accept me being a wolf. He’d tried, he really had. I’d planned to tell Rose the divorce was final on our girls’ day. That plan had gone to hell.
I really needed to talk about this with someone, but Rose had too much on her plate now. She would be pissed when she found out I’ve been keeping this from her. I called Aj. Her voice filled with laughter as she answered the phone.


Author Bio
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1977, to an interesting family. My mother and father separated when I was young. I lived with my mother who later remarried a wonderful man, who had a huge impact on me as I grew up. I have always had a love of reading, mostly paranormal. As a child, I would sneak up at late night, when my mom thought I was sleeping, to read. We moved around a lot, eventually settling in Deep East Texas. I married at a young age and eventually divorced. I have raised my now 16 year old son alone. I work full time as a pre-hospital nurse and sometimes see things that would make the rest of you have nightmares. On other days, I'm blessed to see miracles. These things are what drive me to write. 

I describes my job as- “I fight to save people’s lives. Sometimes I lose, sometimes I win. It's the emotional roller coaster of that job, which leads me to writing. I'm able to put those emotions into my characters and let them out of my heart and soul.” 

In 2006, I was diagnosed with a rare disease, shortly after that I was told I would be on full disability in five years and most likely to be dead in ten. I've fought to live a normal life every day since and I'm beating those odds. I work at a demanding job, I'm a single mom, care for an elderly mother, and two hyperactive dogs. 

On April 17, 2013 I faced another challenge in my life when my home was destroyed in the explosion in West, TX. I lost many friends and almost everything I own. Once again I have fought to get through it and I'm finally starting to feel normal again. 

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