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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW~ PROVOCATIVE by Lisa Renee Jones


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Provocative (White Lies Book One) by Lisa Renee Jones Release Date:  April 18th Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!
There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.
The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Hi everyone! I’m so excited that PROVOCATIVE is available now! Just a few notes: if you order PROVOCATIVE this week only you will get $1 off and it will only be $2.99 - I will be increasing this price at the end of the week! You’ll also receive the FREE novella Rebecca’s Forgotten Journals (these are NEW journal entries) in the back of your copy! PS - if you missed your chance to receive any of my bonus scenes from Amy & Liam, Chris & Sara, or Ella & Kayden, this is your last chance to get them! Register your order of PROVOCATIVE here - http://bit.ly/2pkQ49b and you’ll receive them early next week!

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***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

Damn that was Intense...What a fantastic start to a new duet series. I was hooked from beginning to end, completely engrossed in their world I finished this book in 1 sitting.

There is so much going on, that there is never a dull moment. Secrets, lies, murder...Its all going on as well as lots of SEX!!!

From the very beginning we know that Nick is after Faith but its all for very different reasons, he is after answers and revenge but not everything is as it seems.

Faith gave up her dreams when her father passed and with the recent passing of her mother things are looking bleak.

Does faith know more than she is letting on?
Was it murder or coincidence?
What are the bank pushing for?

Nick and Faith are an amazing couple but will they have a future?


Elegant handsome man in suit.

Book two: SHAMELESS will be out on July 11th!


Prize: $100 Amazon gift card
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin's Press. Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily. 

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RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEWS ~ THE HOT SHOT by Kristen Callihan

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First we were friends. Then we were roommates. Now I want more…What can I say about Chess Copper? The woman is capable of bringing me to my knees. I know this about five minutes after getting naked for her.No one is more surprised than me. The prickly photographer my team hired to shoot our annual charity calendar isn’t my usual type. She’s defense to my offense, a challenge at every turn. But when I’m with her, all the regrets and darkness goes away. She makes life fun.I want to know Chess, be close to her. Which is a bad idea.Chess is looking for a relationship. I’ve never given a woman more than one night. But when fate leaves Chess without a home, I step up and offer her mine. We’re roommates now. Friends without benefits. But it’s getting harder to keep our hands off each other. And the longer we live together the more I realize she’s becoming my everything.Trick is… Now that I’ve made her believe I’m a bad bet, how do I convince her to give this player a true shot at forever?
   

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  Grumbling, I toss on some black lounge pants and my oversized Tulane t-shirt and head to the drugstore. My head throbs by the time I get there, and my insides are writhing. I rest my hand against my lower stomach and grab a basket before calling James to complain. “I swear,” I tell him as I grab a bottle of painkillers. “It’s like this entire day has been cursed.” He snickers. “Curse. Get it? Curse?” I roll my eyes, even though he can’t see me. “Laugh it up. Meanwhile, it feels as if someone is playing Battleship in my uterus.” “Poor Chessie bear. At least we know why you were in such a foul mood.” A flush washes over my cheeks. “Yeah.” Lie. Lie. Lie. A tub of salted caramel gelato makes its way into the basket. “Tell me you’re getting some gelato,” James says. I smile. “Just grabbed it.” “Salted caramel?” “You know it.” I find the feminine products aisle and search for my brand. “I’m going to go home, take a long bath with my gelato, and forget this fucking day.” Forget Finn. “And then I’m going to go on Amazon and buying a freaking year’s supply of tampons so I don’t have to make these kinds of emergency runs anymore.” A low, deep chuckle rumbles from behind me, and all the tiny hairs lift on my arms. “But you’ll still need your gelato,” a familiar—fuck me, seriously?—voice points out. My insides swoop even as my cheeks burn. “Who is that?” James asks in my ear. I slowly turn on one heel. “The plague,” I say, glaring up at Finn Mannus’s smiling face. “From asshat to plague.” Finn scrunches up his brow. “I’m not sure if that’s a step down or a tie.” “Who is that?” James nearly yells now. I don’t take my eyes off Finn. “I’ll call you back.” James’s squawks of protest cut off as I hit the end button. “Are you stalking me, Mannus?” Finn a rests his hands low on his lean hips. “Having a healthy amount of conceit myself, I have to admire yours, but no, buttercup. My buddy Woodson lives a few blocks away. It’s poker night. I’m stocking up on beer.” It’s only then I notice a twelve pack tucked under his other arm. “And tampons?” I ask, with a pointed look around the aisle we’re standing in. “Not tonight,” he says easily. “Though we used to keep a pack of them back in college. Light flows were perfect for stopping up bloody noses.” A snort escapes me. “Now there’s a visual.” Somehow, I’ve taken a step closer to him. He’s freshly showered, the golden brown strands of his hair still damp at his temples. And I wonder if he’s just come from the gym or practice. “So back in college you went and bought these tampons?” “Nah,” he says with a cheeky smile. “I’d ask one of the girls hanging around to get me some.” “Of course you did.” My nose wrinkles with annoyance. “Give me a little credit, Chess. I’d buy them now if I had to.” “Hmm…” I eye him, trying not to return his smile. If only because it’s more fun when he teases. “So why are you in this aisle now, if not for potential nosebleed needs?” “That’s easy.” He steps closer, a warm wall of muscle and clean scent. “I heard your voice.” For a second I just blink. “You recognized my voice?” His gaze darts over my face as if he’s trying to get a read on why I’m gaping at him. “Not to be…ah…rude, but you’re loud when you talk on the phone.” “Yeah, but… You recognized it.” We’d only just met. It occurs to me that I’d recognized his both times he’d snuck up on me. Then again, his voice is distinctive, flowing like hot honey when he’s relaxed or hammering down like iron to rock when he’s taking command of a situation. A soft flush of pink tints the tips of his ears. If I wasn’t staring at him, I might have missed it. He shifts his weight. “Was I not supposed to?” “No. Yes.” I shake my head and laugh. “I don’t know.” He grins then. “You’re cute when you’re flustered.” “I’m not flustered.” I am.         THS1  
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

I loved this story, It was fun, sweet and very hot. Another great book with great characters. The Hot Shot provided a real story one that was easy to connect with and relate too.

Finn and Chess were great together, complete opposites but you know the saying opposites attract...This was definitely the case!!

Chess is the photographer in charge of taking the teams pictures and Finn is the Jock who is going to push her buttons.

There is an instant attraction, one that sparks a slow burning fire. Raw passion that sees this couple bought together beautifully

An emotional rollercoaster of a read that will have you on the edge of your seat.


The Hot Shot is one of those books that creep up on you.

Finn and Chess might be an unlikely match at first and go at it like two rabit dogs but they couldn't be more perfect for one another. Also, theattraction might be instant but the emotions come in to the equation at a slower pace. 

What follows is a book that grows on you with every word written. A book laced with tons of passion and emotions but more than anything, mutual respect and friendship.

Fin, he is quite the enigma. First, he comes across as the stereotypical jock with a chip of his shoulder but over time the real Fin comes out to play ball and he quickly becomes the perfect and ultimate book boyfriend.

Ches is the woman we secretly all want to be. She is fierce, fun and loyal to the bone. She very much fits the saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.".

Overall I enjoyed The Hot Shot very much and I will defenitely recommend it.

Lastly, some of my favorite moments:

“Finn… You don’t fight fair.”“I never will when it comes to you, Chess. You’re my girl and I’m your guy. Fate knows it. I know it. Now get with the program.”

Every emotion I’m capable of having amps up with him. I feel. I live. I breathe. The world is more real when he is there.



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Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal , best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

REVIEW BLITZ ~ THE PLAYER by K. Bromberg

 
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Baseball has never been sexier in an all-new novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, K. Bromberg. Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything. So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather, his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him. Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on. And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to maintain the club’s best interest, in regards to whether he’s ready to play. But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat, or is one of them bound to get burned?  

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***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

It was a privilege to receive an ARC...however my words will not do this book justice. 

We all have that 1 author who no matter what the minute their new book hits your kindle, the rest of the world ceases to exist...Well for me that's Kristy!!!

I fell in love with Kristy's writing when she gave us The Driven Series and Colton Donovan and I also fell in love with him too. As always going into a new series after putting another on a pedestal is a worrying time...But there was no need to worry. 
Once again Kristy has written another amazing story with all the feels and another leading man to fall in love with. 

Fast paced and full of emotion, this story is a must read! 
I was hooked from the very first word until the very last. 

Easton's career is on the line. Baseball is his life, all he has ever known but after a terrible injury, his future is uncertain. With a club who have given him a deadline and a father who is demanding, he knows he needs the best of the best...So when Scout is the one sent to make his dreams come true and get him back on top, he is left a little dubious.

Scout might not be the best, as that title would fall to her father. However she is the best right now. With her father being unable to follow through with his true wish, she picks up the slack. She needs Easton to get back into the game as much as he does. She knows that she has a lot riding on The Player, she just doesn't expect The Player to have such an effect on her.

They need each other more than they both know and for more reasons than they both admit.

Damn this couple have chemistry. Scout puts up her walls, all she has ever known is loss and she refuses to loose this time round.
Easton will do everything in his power to bring them walls down. 

With secrets and the unknown stacked against them can this couple weather the storm???

#2 Cant come quick enough, I cant believe that's how it ended but then I should have known Kristy wrote it after all!!!


***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Michelle / Scandalous Book Blog***

WOW !!  Where to start with this review ? I was so excited and honored to receive this book and couldn't wait to start it. This author has never failed me before and expectations were high and I expected nothing less than brilliance from K. I was blown away with this story, from the moment you read the first chapter to the last I was completely smitten !!

Easton is Baseball royalty, one of the best players and HOT. His career is flying high and he is following his in fathers footsteps as a legendary player, that is until he is badly injured, the injury threatens everything he has worked for. An injury that could and would end most players careers. He's in need of the best doctor there is if he has any chance of recovering,,, what he got was Scout.

Scout's father is one of the best doctors around and she has a standard to maintain and working with Easton could make her career and give her father his wish, there is a lot at stake and she needs to keep a clear head and a hard heart around theplayer, she has seen it all before and can handle the players but what she didn't expect was Easton!! 

Easton and Scout are completely relying on each other , Easton needs to be back on the field and Scout needs to win thecontract to be the teams doctor and grant her dying father his last wish.

Completely aware of the chemistry between them Easton is determined to soften that hard heart of Scouts, Scout has got so much to loose if people were to know think there was more to their relationship, it could ruin everything.

I absolutely loved Easton and Scout !! Easton is insanely hot with a soft side that makes you fall in love with him, Scout has been through so much and thinks she is cursed, she looses everyone that is close to her, so her motto is just don't let anyone get too close, struggling to come to terms with her fathers illness is leaving her heart open and ready for Easton to swoop in and wipe her of her feet.

The flow of the story is perfect, the banter between the players will have you laughing and the journey of Easton and Scout has you rooting for them !! Their sizzling chemistry is amazing and the sex scenes are HOT HOT HOT. So many emotions throughout the book, it will have you laughing and  crying.

K. Bromberg has done it again with The Player, my all time favourite series is the Driven Series and really wanted this to be up there with Driven and I can honestly say it is !! Although making us wait till June for the next book is really really mean, I need it now ! I know its going to be worth waiting for but I feel at a loss now I have finished reading this, my advise would be to take your time reading it ( if you can !! ) as once its finished,,, well I will let you decide how you feel !!



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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love. A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow. Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written. She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales 

RELEASE BLITZ ~ BEER GOGGLES ANTHOLOGY




Title: Beer Goggles Anthology
Authors: Various
Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC
Genre: New Adult/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 18, 2017

Blurb

Have you ever had too much to drink?

Everyone knows hooking up with someone while under the influence is a bad idea. But…sh*t happens.
What did I do?
Who did I do?
Where are my keys…and my underwear?
Welcome to nights of not-so-innocent drinking gone awry. Find out where it all went wrong…so terribly wrong…
From sexy neighbors to embarrassing advances—and that person who you know for a fact wouldn’t be there in the first place had it not been for the alcohol. Remember or forget? It doesn’t matter—because either way, those nights can still follow you forever.
Truth be told, when the night is over and the beer goggles are off, some things can never be unseen. 


BEER GOGGLES 

14 AUTHORS with 14 WTF moments after a night of drinking....

ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to ST. JUDE

The List by Alyson Santos
Not With You by D. Nichole King
Toasted by Shantel Tessier
Oh Tequila by C.A. Harms
Ten Too Many by A.M. Hargrove
Beauty and the Brown Noser by Evan Grace
Shenanigans by Chelsea Camaron
Test Me by Molly McLain
Oh Shit by Lacey Black
Strike Out by Jennifer Miller
Sex, Alcohol and My Neighbor by Terri E. Laine
Tattooed Redemption Alicia Rae
The Guy in 3C by Cheryl McIntyre
Vikings by Sunniva Dee







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Monday, 17 April 2017

RELEASE BLITz ~ THE PLAYER by K. Bromberg

   
     

Baseball has never been sexier in an all-new novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, K. Bromberg. Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything. So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather, his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him. Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on. And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to maintain the club’s best interest, in regards to whether he’s ready to play. But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat, or is one of them bound to get burned?


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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love. A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow. Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written. She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales

Release Blitz & Review ~ DAMAGED LOCKE by Victoria Ashley and Jenika Snow






















Aston Locke
Whispers of the Locke brothers fill the town, facts and reality twisted to fit what these motherfuckers believe they know about us.
That we’re sadistic bastards, incapable of any real emotions or fear.
Maybe they’re not wrong about that.
That is, until I set my sights on Kadence King, getting just as drawn to her as I am the darkness. It’s the first time I’ve felt anything in a long time.
But would she really be scared knowing the depth, the lengths I go with my brothers to make any fucker who crosses us pay?
I need a woman who can accept me for who I am.
For what I am.
I’m hoping like hell it’s her, because I want nothing more than to claim her as mine…

Kadence King
I know Aston’s dangerous, know people fear him. But I want him. I’m drawn to him, just as he’s drawn to the darkness.
I should be afraid of him, should turn the other way, but I can’t. I’ve gone mad and let him in my room, in my life, allowing him to consume me.
He possesses me, dominates me. Aston Locke shows me what it means to want to be claimed by him and only him.
And when he tells me I’M HIS, I have no doubt that’s the truth.
Because in the end it’s what I want too.
No matter how dangerous he is…


I’m crowding her. She’s nervous because of it, maybe even second-guessing letting me into her room.

I inhale. Fuck, she smells good, really damn good.

“I’m Aston Locke, a mean motherfucker that you just let all up in your space.” I lower my gaze to her throat, see her swallow, watch the slight curve move up and down. “Tell me your name,” I demand with a growl.

I could have said it a little nicer, tried to pretend and be sweet, gentle. But to hell with it; I’m not going to pretend to be someone I’m not.

“Kadence.” Her voice is soft and so damn innocent. “Kadence King.”

Kadence King.

God, how I want to defile her, make her see what all the hype is about concerning my brothers and me. I can imagine her naked, spread out for me, willing to do whatever the fuck I say. And she would submit to me, let me leave my marks on her, pretty purple and blue fingerprints that showed my ownership.

“What have you heard about the Lockes?” I want to hear her speak, want to know what she knows. Hell, I want to be pressed right up against her, her small body so soft where mine is hard.

I want to breathe the same air as her.

I want to fucking own her.

What the hell?


She swallows again, her breathing hard, fast.

She’s nervous.

I lower my gaze to her chest, see the way her tits press against the stretchy material of her shirt. Her nipples are hard, and my fingers itch to touch them.

I might be a dangerous bastard, a violent fucker, but I don’t touch a girl without her wanting me to. I’ll wait until Kadence begs me, asks me to push my dick deep inside her, making her mine.

“I heard you guys aren’t to be messed with.” Her voice is low, really damn low. “I heard you keep to yourself, aren’t social, and if someone crosses you guys…” She trails off, and I lift my brow, wanting more. “That you take care of it in the only way you know how.”

“The only way we know how?”

She nods and licks her lips. “With guns and bats, hammers, or whatever else you can find to make it bloody.”

I chuckle low. That’s about right.

“And you thought it was a good idea to let one of us in your room, this close to you?”

She shrugs, and I see something shift over her face. She’s trying to be strong.

Cute.

“Maybe not, but too late now.”   


Dark, shmexy and a little twisted is what's coming your way when you'll be plunging deep into the world of the Locke brothers.

They're dark, they're delicious and there are absolutely zero f*cks given when it comes to protect to the ones they love and standing up for what they believe in.

Aston and Kadence, the couple featured in the first book, are two souls meant to be be together. They've both been through a lot of darkness and are in dire need to find someone who they can feel comfortable with again. 

They bring out best in the other's personality. Where Aston awakens the flames in Kadence, she brings put his softer, more human side.

Damaged Locke is a book filled with passion and an abundance of love and emotions. 


Some quotes to tie you over:

"There’s something about her, something that grabs hold and won’t let go. I don’t want it to. I want to suffocate from it, need her to as well. I want her to feel the intensity, crave it, become addicted."

"When I look at him, it’s to see him staring at me, this weird, almost frightening expression on his face. It’s like this cold rush of air has moved over me, covering me in its icy touch, trying to suck the air from my very lungs."

I can't wait what the next Locke brother brings to the table. Until next time! 
Victoria Ashley

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.

She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she's not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorite shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Supernatural and The Walking Dead.


Jenika Snow

Jenika Snow is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the northwest with her husband and their two daughters. Before she started writing full-time she worked as a nurse.
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