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SALE! Covert Exposure, a Nick Spinelli Mystery is on sale for a limited time for just $.99!

Yes, you heard correctly, my publisher has reduced the price of Covert Exposure to just $.99 for a limited time so nab your copy now!

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Blurb:

Detective Spinelli’s life is tossed sideways when he is reassigned from the Homicide division to assist in the Child Services division of the Social Services Department for the holiday season. From the beginning, Spinelli and Caseworker Shannon O’Hara generate their own kind of fireworks, causing more than the normal workplace stress. They both have their own philosophies for dealing with the clientele. However, the forces of nature have their own plan for Spinelli and Shannon.

Shannon moonlights as Santa Claus’ little helper at the mall, and when Santa and an elf turn up dead Shannon appears to be next on the killer’s list. Spinelli is placed back on homicide and goes undercover as Santa to help capture the killer. He catches a great deal of grief along the way but will he capture the heart of his little Santa’s helper as well?

Reviews:

Booklover – I adore the characters. Nick is a sweetheart, has a smile to die for, and a soft spot for Shannon. His sense of humor is off the charts, even when he’s in trouble with his boss. If he weren’t so good at his job, she’d probably fire him for insubordination. Shannon has a tough job and a soft heart. She knows there are children that absolutely need to be removed from their parents’ care for one reason or another, but it breaks her heart when she has to.

Bookmaven623 – I really enjoyed this book. Spinelli was a fantastically fun character. It wasn’t just Spinelli though. The story was a great story that unfortunately we could possibly find in the newspaper. That aspect alone gave this story a level of realism. With the realism, the fun characters and the spicy love story between Shannon and Spinelli join together for a great book. I am so glad this is only the first book in the series because I can’t wait to read the next book. I definitely enjoyed the book, the characters and the story. Valerie Clarizio did a phenomenal job and she has found a fan in me.

Buy Links:

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Kobo

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New Release – Rock My Body by Lee Piper

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Thundering drum beats? Check. Swoon-worthy vocals? Check. Panty-obliterating lead guitarist? Check. Looks like you’re all set for Rock My Body, Book Two in the Mondez series by Lee Piper!

Blurb:

Twenty-two year old Riley Sears promises herself never to fall in love unless it is with a guy who is long-term boyfriend material. She is not crazy, her psychologist reassures her of that, but when faced with situations she cannot control… Well. Her anxiety skyrockets.

Enter Dominic Mondez, the hottest creature ever to grace pecs and abs. The notorious playboy propositions Riley with the best sex of her life—his words. However, after learning he never sleeps with the same woman twice, Riley’s decision becomes remarkably simple.

No. Way. In. Hell.

Sadly, traversing the murky waters of friends without benefits is far from simple, especially since Dominic is the lead guitarist of local rock band, Mondez. He is also tempestuous, a womanizer, and—even worse—inexplicably jealous. Dominic is bad for Riley in every possible way. Bad, bad, bad.

If only her body would listen.

Excerpt:

He was watching me, I could feel it. My body sensed him long before my head did and started tingling. Everywhere.

F???.

Just the thought of him made my heart pound. Traitorous thing. It merrily rammed against my ribcage as soon as I pictured his tall, muscular body and dishevelled, russet hair. My fingers itched to reach out and delve through the soft strands—they remembered what it felt like to tug down on them as he groaned into my open mouth—but I shifted in my seat and sat on them instead. I wasn’t going down that road again, hell no. I was done.

D.O.N.E.

A low chuckle cut through the muted sounds of heavy rock music emanating from inside, its gravely sound resonating with my downstairs department, causing a deep blush to stain my cheeks.

Clearly, I wasn’t fooling anyone.

What in the name of sweet baby Jesus is he even doing here?

I tried so hard to focus on what Sebastian was saying. Thankfully, he held up his end of the conversation despite my unexpected inability to formulate any words. We’d been sitting together for a while without a single awkward pause so I nodded, smiled, and even laughed when required. To be fair, it was a pretty decent pick-up attempt. Well, until he showed up.

Blue eyes burned my skin.

You don’t own me, you don’t own me, you don’t—

I swallowed, steeled myself and then glanced across at him.

Own me.

Dominic was leaning against the wall, his black, button-down shirt almost bursting at the seams. I blamed those insanely strong pecs and biceps. Honestly, they were huge. And the way his dark blue jeans hung enticingly low off narrow hips… Well. It should be illegal. He was going to give someone—AKA me—a cardiac arrest if he wasn’t careful.

I shook my head. With a bottle of beer in one hand and a buxom blonde in the other— this one looked nastier than most—the guy was the physical embodiment of everything I despised. Truly.

If only my body would listen.

Raising the drink to full, kissable lips, he tipped his head back, piercing gaze still locked on me. He then wiped his mouth with the back of his hand, a flicker of emotions I couldn’t identify crossing his face when he noticed my breath catch.

The girl must have registered his distraction too because she started rubbing herself up against him like an overly aroused limpet. Gross. He broke contact with me and looked down at her, a dark smile tugging his lips. After murmuring something in her ear and slapping her on the behind, she giggled. I looked away, that familiar painful knot forming in my stomach once more.

Damn you, Dominic Mondez. Damn you to hell.

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Purchase Links:

Evernight: http://www. evernightpublishing.com/rock- my-body-by-lee-piper

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2rHEztR

Amazon CA:  http://amzn.to/2qDQtkg

Amazon UK:  http://amzn.to/2sgTcS3

Amazon AU:  http://amzn.to/2qDlq8s

B&N:  http://bit.ly/2qIO8Ut

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2sh1WaL

iTunes: http://apple.co/2rsvvs2

Readers are raving about the Mondez series! Check this out:

I loved this story. I couldn’t put it down! –Rabid Readers Book Blog on Rock My World

This book captured me from the very first page. –The Book Addict’s Reviews on Rock My World

This book is full of wit, sarcasm, and it’s a smart and fun romance. –Uncaged Book Reviews on Rock My World

Lee Piper showed us the strength it takes to love someone who is broken and the mental struggle a person battles to just let it all go and live again. Not an easy task, as a real person or as an author writing about imaginary people. To have a reader actually feel a character’s emotions, feel their pain as your own is a challenging feat BUT Lee conquered this task. –Kameron Brook on Rock My World

I have a feeling that Lee Piper will now be another rock star romance author favorite of mine. –Lisa M. Mandina

Playlist:

The Mile by Dead Letter Circus

Lines by Dead Letter Circus

Disconnect and Apply by Dead Letter Circus

Are We Closer by Dead Letter Circus

This Life Awake by Dead Letter Circus

Alien by Dead Letter Circus

Connect with Lee Piper:

Website: http://www.leepiperauthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leepiperauthor/

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cMI2Cj

Blog: http://www.leepiperauthor.com/blog

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhPr2s7QOf5B-1NiaHq5Dw

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Piper/e/B01NAS0IBO/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16304661.Lee_Piper

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Author Bio

Lee Piper is a lover of books. She often juggles reading seven novels at a time for the sheer joy of it. At the grand old age of five, Lee Piper decided to become an author, however found a limited market for her unicorn stories. So, high school English teacher it was.

At thirty-two, and grieving the loss of her second miscarriage, Lee Piper turned to novels—Kylie Scott, to be precise—to escape the pain. This then inspired her to write Rock My World, the first in a four-part contemporary romance series, and her debut novel became an Evernight Publishing bestseller within the first two weeks of publication. Rock My Body was released on June 3, 2017, much to the delight of her global readership.

Lee Piper lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her drummer husband, cheeky daughters, and one very crazy dog.

 

It’s Release Day! Happy book birthday to Missing the Crown Jewels!

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Thank you so much PJ Fiala and Stephany Tullis for inviting me to write in the Chandler County world! I had so much fun writing Storm and Peyton’s story.

Blurb:

After a devastating divorce, Peyton Crown is finally surfacing from a dark hole of despair. She finds herself hoping for a new life with Mason ‘Storm’ Starr, her brother’s best friend.

Storm’s intent is simple: hide in the quiet confines of his best friend’s family horse ranch in Kentucky. The perfect place to sort out his life after walking away from the Army, and fight his internal demons. His solitude is interrupted by his buddy’s little sister. The chemistry between them is off the charts, and he willing surrenders the battle.

The Crown family begins receiving threats, just weeks before the Kentucky Derby. The overprotective men in Peyton’s life vow to keep 24/7 tabs on her and the family’s prize horse—Prince Bourbonville—a hopeful for the next Triple Crown. Circumstances arise that threaten to keep Peyton and Prince away from the derby, but Storm and her brother Coach are determined they’ll attend, no matter the sacrifice.

Tag line:

Sometimes it takes a bit of chaos to sort out one’s life.

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Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WRN6N8Y/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_xzqPybF0DYAPD

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/missing-the-crown-jewels-valerie-j-clarizio/1125729459?ean=2940154203811

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/missing-the-crown-jewels-a-chandler-county-novel

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1229371643

GIVEAWAY!

Missing the Crown Jewels is the fifth book to release in the Chandler County world.  In celebration, the authors of Chandler County are offering this GIVEAWAY! Click here for a chance to win: $200 GC to one lucky winner; $50 to three lucky winners; $30 to six lucky winners.

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FAMILY FOREVER – Winner of the LASR Book of the Month Poll!

Here’s my nifty badge for FAMILY FOREVER, the winner of the Long and Short Reviews book of the month poll.  FAMILY FOREVER scored an awesome 5 STAR review!

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LASR Review:

Family is so important in a person’s life. Family does not always have to be blood.

Dylan has always been a responsible, careful and meticulous person. Even more so since his parents passed away. He had no idea that when he first invited Marissa to his house be a housekeeper that his brothers would love her and that he would eventually fall in love with her, too.

Marissa never thought when she started working as a housekeeper in Dylan’s house that she would find the family she craved or that she would fall in love with someone who is so protective of his damaged heart that he might not be able to love her back.

I loved the pace of the story. Not too fast or slow. With Dylan’s brothers and the rest of the characters that came into play, I think the author did a great job of not only pulling me in but she made me feel. Overall a great book with a romance and a climax that will either make you smile or cry happy tears. An easy recommend.

Here’s the link to the review: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/family-forever-by-valerie-j-clarizio/

 

Chandler County Book Cover Reveal!

The clock is ticking and the first slew of awesome Chandler County books will be released beginning in May!

Chandler County is a fictional world located between Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. A dozen or so authors are penning stories revolving around the Kentucky Derby and the Chandler County Birthday Bash. Each author has their own unique characters and share some with each other as well.

There will be two Chandler County releases each year, the first in April/May of 2017 and the second in November/December of 2017. We’re excited about this Chandler County project and hope you will be too. There’s something for everyone in Chandler County.

Here is the schedule of release dates:

April 11, 2017 – Missing Pieces by Stephany Tullis
April 18, 2017 – Missing the Point by PJ Fiala
April 25, 2017 – Missing: The Lady Said No by Jacquie Biggar
May 2, 2017 – Missing Destiny by Traci Wooden-Carlisle
May 9, 2017- Missing the Crown Jewels by Valerie Clarizio
May 16, 2017 – The Missing Ingredient by Debbie White

Check out these lovely covers designed by Dana Leah!

Click on any cover below for the link to the Pre-Order!

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We’ve got lots of exciting stuff happening on our Facebook Page starting with a scavenger hunt with PRIZES! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerCounty/

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Calling all Readers – LitRING Promo – Fun Quiz – Awesome BOOKS – $1,500 in Prizes

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Calling all Readers!

Are you interested in finding new authors you’ll absolutely LOVE and can relate to?  Are you interested in a chance to win some awesome prizes?  Look no further as this LitRING Fun Quiz can help you on your quest!  The event is home to many genres: Romance, Thrillers, Speculative, Christian, Young Adult, etc.

Just click on the happy honey bear here to get started!

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What are these prizes we speak of?
  • 1 $500 gift card
  • 4 $100 gift cards
  • 1 Kindle Fire
  • 1 Nook Color
  • 1 iPad Mini
  • 1 Kobo Aura

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I’m a proud sponsor of this event along with hundreds of other authors!

The book I’m featuring during the event is TAKEN BY SURPRISE.  This book is set in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in a quaint little town full of small town mischief.

Who’s hot? Police Chief Jack Ricco that’s who!

Blurb:

Everyone is shocked when Clare Ulster leaves her rich and handsome fiancé, chucks her well-to-do Milwaukee city life, and moves into her grandparents’ old homestead in the remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The quiet small town of Iron City is just what she needs to get her life in order and learn to stand on her own. No men needed!

Unfortunately, disaster follows her. Unable to let her go, her abusive, cheating ex- fiancé finds his way to the U.P. and sets out to make Clare’s life more of a living hell then he’d done in the past. Additionally, Clare’s alleged involvement with the Fire Chief, aka, town player, lands her in a world of trouble with his ring of female admirers, sending her on a dangerously chaotic adventure including murder and kidnapping. With Clare’s life in danger, irresistible Police Chief Jack Ricco will do whatever it takes to keep their newest resident safe.

Will Clare and Jack be able to survive the deceptively peaceful Iron City?

Buy link: Amazon

Get Started!

It’s time to grab your cup of tea, glass of wine, bottle of beer – whatever trips your trigger and check out this fun event to get you started on your way to discovering new authors and their awesome books.

Click on the cup below to get started!

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Have fun!

New Release – Make a Wish by E.D. Parr – Christmas Romance

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Make a Wish E.D.Parr Erotic, romantic, a Christmas MMromance to make you tingle

It’s the day before Christmas Eve and gorgeous, happy, Nick Kringle is making deliveries on the main street of the city when a car breaks down at the intersection.

Amid the seasonal crowds and inclement weather, Dylan West gets out of his car and tries to push it to the side of the road.

Nick rushes to help him and comes face to face with the most delicious man he’s ever seen.

Dylan’s down on his luck, but Nick believes in magic.

Can wishes come true? You bet—especially if Nick Kringle has anything to do with it.

Who is Nick Kringle?

With a name like that you might think he’s the jolly old elf in red, but Nick is a gorgeous guy who just happens to have a touch of the supernatural about him. He drives a red SUV, he delivers goods, and sometimes they’re straight from somewhere special—a place of magic and kindness.

Nick is gorgeous, kind, generous, loving just the kind of man that down on his luck Dylan West needs to run into. Could it be fate that makes his car break down unexpectedly almost next to Nick on the busy main street full of hectic Christmas shoppers and travelers? Maybe…

Read an excerpt:

The city street glistened with rivers of red, green, bright pink, and white light thrown there by the stores and cafés decked out for the holiday season. Rain fell in drifting sheets as a chill wind ravaged the shoppers rushing from one place to another, some laden with parcels, others hunched against the weather in their winter coats.

Nick parked his SUV in the first available space, opened the trunk with the interior lever, and leaped out. He didn’t feel the cold unless snow lay knee deep on the ground and even then, he enjoyed the beauty, and the way a new white fall would change the light, way too much to complain about the chill.

As he ran around to the back of his vehicle, the squeal of tires braking hard and the clamor of honking horns made him spin around. In the junction behind him, standing motionless, was a stalled car. Other drivers surged around the stationary vehicle, making everything worse by taking space in the oncoming lanes so that everyone crammed dangerously together.

The driver of the offending vehicle edged out of his open car door, narrowly missed by a small car that chanced overtaking just as the lights turned red.

Nick cast a keen gaze over the man, registering his muscled body beneath an inexpensive suit and his thick dark hair, pushed back from his forehead so that the front spiked up. Nick watched the man lean into the open driver’s side door and attempt to shove the heavy vehicle to the side of the road. The man’s pants stretched over his hard ass and a sigh of appreciation escaped Nick. With one hand on the wheel, and the other lodged in the gap between open door and car, the man clearly needed help. Nick clicked the trunk of his SUV closed and jogged over to help.

“Hi, I’ll lend a hand,” he called to the stranded driver. The man straightened to answer and Nick was face to face with one of the most gorgeous men he’d ever seen. Nick never hid his emotions. They shone from his ice-blue eyes and exuded from his well-toned body. He smiled at the man in a way he knew and didn’t care broadcast attraction, desire—pure sex.

Apparently unaffected by Nick’s charisma, the man gave a grateful nod. “Thanks.” He leaned into the task of pushing the car out of the way, as the traffic lined up behind him, and the sky opened with a fresh punishing downpour.

Copyright E.D. Parr Evernight Publishing 2016

Buy the book

On launch special at Evernight http://www.evernightpublishing.com/make-a-wish-by-e-d-parr/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ03N7K

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MZ03N7K

Add to your TBR list

 

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New Release – Race to Redemption by Shari Elder – Shari Shares About Writing Sexy, Loveable Aliens!

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Writing Sexy, Lovable Aliens

When I hitch a ride on a space ship or walk through that dimensional gate, I expect to be transported to exotic new lands, drenched in colors and odors that have me weeping in awe or gagging in disgust. I want to drown myself in these new sights and sounds and learn everything about these new “people.” Are they blue or bejeweled? How many limbs do they have? Will their body odor switch on a human libido or send it comatose with its toxicity? How do they love?

In my newest release, the science fiction romance, Race to Redemption (Green Rising, Book #1), I introduce a new species Karamites. What is unique about them is they look like their observer. A blonde haired, blue eyed, stocky human would see a blonde-haired, blue eyed, stocky human. A six armed, green skinned Martian would see a six armed, green skinned Martian. This novel anatomy allows me to do two fun things. On one hand, I can Karamites as the ultimate spies, because no two people would see the same thing, making them virtually impossible to identify. On the other hand, they reveal a lot about romance and how we choose and see our partners.

Thank about it for a second. A Karamite looks unique to you. I believe we see the people we love through unique eyes. As we grow to love them, we tend to really focus on the distinct aspects—physical and emotional—that make them, them. So, when talking about our partners and spouses, it’s those little things that make them so sexy and special. The idea of Karamites allows me to take that idea, and push it a further.

Moreover, I also believe to love others we have to love ourselves first. And aliens that look like us is that little reminder of that.

Finally, when looking for a partner, I also believe we do look for something of ourselves in those we love. Maybe not physically, but we do look.

I must confess that in Race to Redemption I only introduce the Karamites, so they remain secondary to the main story. But in the Green Rising series, I do have a love story planned for Xan (Race’s resident Karamite).

Intrigued? Here’s a little more on Race to Redemption.

Race to Redemption Blurb

A woman who lost everything.

Intergalactic storm racing champion Elaina Carteret had it all – fame, wealth, men – until a horrific accident took it away. To get it back, she agrees to pose as Lainie Carter, medical transport pilot and corporate spy. Her risk-taking attitude infuriates Dr. Erik Johansen, who runs the outpost with an iron hand, a permanent scowl and the tightest bod on the planet.

A man desperate for redemption.

Unable to forgive himself for a past tragedy, Erik works himself into an early grave. He has no patience for the insubordinate Lainie Carter, who can’t take an order, disrupts routine and flames his body to ash.

A planet at risk.

When the outpost is attached, they’re thrown together in a race across the desert to stop a deadly biogenetic weapon As a fragile trust blossoms between two damaged hearts, their pasts resurface and threaten their growing bond.

Be warned: anal sex, bondage, menage sex, gender neutral characters.

Buy Links

Evernight: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/race-to-redemption-by-shari-elder/

Amazon: ww.amazon.com/Race-Redemption-Green-Rising-Book-ebook/dp/B01MYSULFR/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1480375075&sr=8-2&keywords=Shari+Elder

All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-racetoredemption-2179954-146.html

About Shari Elder

Hello, I’m Shari. By day, I crawl out of bed, mainline coffee, walk the dog, get my kid off to school, hop on the metro, and save cities within the four walls of my office. Usually by email.

At night, the other Shari emerges.  I take off the suit, curl up on the couch and let my imagination play, with words and images until stories take shape (while periodically checking on my teen-ager, hiding out in the bedroom and plotting world domination).  As my alter ego, I save cities in a cape and spangled tights, wander space and time on a surfboard, fly over the Himalayas on feathered wings, make six-toed footprints in indigo talc snow on the sixth planet in the Andromeda galaxy or eavesdrop on Olympian gods while pretending to whip up a bowl of ambrosia.

In all these wondrous worlds, romance and passion blossom. I can’t resist a happy ending. And I am particularly prone to writing happy endings for those who have given up on ever getting one. That gives me immense satisfaction.

Join me on my journey. The best ideas emerge from team work.

Find Shari

Facebook:        https://www.facebook.com/Shari-Elder-Stories

Twitter:           @ShariElderBooks

Web/Blog:      www.sharielder.com

Pinterest:         https://www.pinterest.com/ShariElderBooks/

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Evernight Publishing Fourth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards & Giveaway – $50 Gift Certificate

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My new release, FAMILY FOREVER, is a finalist in the Evernight Publishing Fourth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards!  I’d love it if you could take a few minutes and vote for your favorites here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QM3S9TR

Giveaway – Participating voters will be entered into a contest for a $50 Evernight gift certificate!  You’ll find the entry form at the end of the voting survey.

FAMILY FOREVER is listed in the New Adult category (category #23) and the Western category (category #28).

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As always, THANK YOU for your support.

 

 

Family Forever – New Release Giveaway Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who helped make the release of FAMILY FOREVER a wonderful success!

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As you are aware, a RAFFLECOPTER GIVEWAY was included with the release tour.

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Yay!

The winners of the RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAYS are:
Robbie Bauldree – $10 Amazon GC
Diane Elizabeth – $5 Amazon GC
Lori A Powell Byrd – Ebook Copy of TAKEN BY SURPRISE

Winners – be sure to check your email to claim your prizes!