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.99 Bachelor’s Special from the Indulgence Line with Entangled Publishing is on sale for .99

~~~Grab your copy while you can~~~

Bachelor’s Special is on sale for .99 pennies

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One taste will never be enough …

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…

You can find the buy links as well as read the prologue and the first chapter here

 

HAVE AN AWESOME DAY

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Posted by on December 2, 2015 in Bachelor's Special

 

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All the Indulgence line romance books with Entangled Publishing are .99 ~ including mine!!!

Whoot – Bachelor’s Special and all the Indulgence line books from Entangled Publishing are on sale for $0.99 from August 31 thru September 6! Grab your change and get some awesome reads! Mine included….
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Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, the devoted love of an exceptional man, and a family. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.
Chet Castle is a prosperous businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved with any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.
Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: Work for him for the next eight weeks as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking with her commitment-phobic employer is a recipe for disaster…but it’s just too tasty to not take a bite.
Here’s what some readers are saying about Bachelor’s Special:
“Christine Warner serves up a plate of steamy fun.”Christine Bell author of the DARE ME series
“This is one of the best written novels I’ve had the privilege of reading”
“Oh my goodness! I knew from the prologue that I was going to love reading Bachelor’sSpecial”
“Ms Warner grabbed hold of my heart and made me remember how much I love contemporary romance.”
EXCERPT

Jill stared Chet steadily in the eyes, then licked her lips. “Can I think about it and get back to you?”

He laughed. “Nope, this offer is one-time only.” He glanced at his watch. “You have sixty seconds.”

“Give me a day. Twenty-four hours.”

“Fifty seconds.” He lifted his wrist and tapped the crystal face of his watch. “Tick, tick, tick.” Excitement swirled through him at the edgy panic in her voice. He held his breath, wondering if he’d win. Would she? Or wouldn’t she? She shifted her weight from one foot to the other, swiping her palms down the side of her thigh.

“Time’s about up, what’s the verdict?”

“Sixty seconds is hardly time to blink, let alone make such a decision.” The pulse at the base of her throat ticked in quick succession.

“Just think of the contacts you’d make catering for me. Your eight-week investment could change your life.” And mine, too. He breathed in her citrus scent.

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2015 in Bachelor's Special

 

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My books are on tour…follow along and comment for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card

Tour-Banner-Blurb-Blast-Christine-WarnerHey wonderful readers! I am making the rounds for a blurb blast tour featuring the blurbs from my three books…Some Like it in Handcuffs, Two-Timing the Boss, and Bachelor’s Special. Follow along and comment for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card 🙂

 

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It’s cold outside ~ So snuggle in with a good book

Brrr….if you’re anywhere in the USA that’s cold and you need a break to take your mind off the windchill think about cuddling up with a book! I know I’ve been snuggling in with a warm blanket, a cup of cocoa, and a good book off and on all week…(in between writing)

So…

I just wanted to share the books I have available along with their blurbs and buy links. If you haven’t checked them out yet, I’d love for you to give one, two, or three of them a try! And stay tuned by following my blog to see what books I’ll have released in 2014!

It’s going to be an awesome year!!!

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Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…

BUY LINKS FOR BACHELOR’S SPECIAL:

Barnes & Noble Amazon Kobo

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Farah Smith is on a mission: secure the funds for her twin sister’s surgery.  She’ll do whatever it takes to succeed.  Even if that means putting her values aside to work for a man she finds morally bankrupt.  But when the real Farah meets her new boss, she wonders if she’ll be able to resist his sexy advances long enough to help her sister.
From the blonde wig, to the stilettos strapped around her ankles, Farah’s a clone of Keller Donovan’s harem of past assistants.  She can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into the disguise, let alone working for the man planning to demolish the hospital her sister so desperately needs, but the salary he offers is the only way she’ll be able to afford her sister’s surgery.  The moment Farah meets Keller she realizes her most daunting task isn’t typing, spreadsheets or organizing travel arrangements, but fighting the growing attraction toward a man whose ruthlessness is legendary in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.
Determined not to end up in a disastrous marriage like his divorced parents, Keller believes all relationships should have a shelf life of sixth months or less.  But when he meets Farah, all bets are off.  He not only wants her to continue as his personal assistant, but his own private bed warmer.  Unfortunately, his offer of an affair doesn’t sit well with her fairytale dreams or the strangled hold gripping his heart.
BUY LINKS FOR TWO TIMING THE BOSS:
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Sunny Kennedy, the only female in a family of blue blood male detectives, is determined to prove testosterone isn’t the only qualification required to solve a cold case. Handcuffed while undercover then taken to the precinct by an attractive detective, her domineering family demands she work with Detective Judson Blackwolf, or she’s off the case.Judson Blackwolf thinks women in law enforcement should work behind the scenes. The prospect of working with his Captain’s sexy daughter doesn’t thrill him. He only agrees in hopes of solving the murder of his one time mentor’s daughter. Once the case is over, he’s moving to Montana to heal his wounds from the loss of his last partner.But when their investigation takes a dangerous turn, Sunny and Judd soon realize their feelings for each other cannot be denied.
BUY LINKS FOR SOME LIKE IT IN HANDCUFFS:

Amazon (ebook or print) The Wild Rose Press (ebook or print) Barnes & Noble

 

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Hungry Hearts Holiday Hop (Part 3)

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Welcome to the HUNGRY HEARTS HOLIDAY HOP! This is our 3rd and final installment for your chance to get some awesome recipes and amazing prizes!
 
We are so excited to CELEBRATE the New Year with mouthwatering dip, appetizer, and drink recipes and delicious EXCERPTS from today’s hottest food-loving ROMANCE writers! Hop around each author’s site for a new recipe, and fill out the Rafflecopter form to enter our GIVEAWAY for one of three $25 gift cards to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble!!
 
In addition to the HUNGRY HEARTS HOLIDAY HOP giveaway, Amanda Usen will be featuring Hungry Hearts authors on Writer.Chef.Romantic this week and gifting their books to lucky winners. Stay tuned to get in on the fun! If you’d like to party in real time, please join our Facebook Party December 26th – January 1st.
 
 
 
~~CLICK HERE to head on over to the rafflecopter and enter to win some amazing prizes~~
 
 
 
There is a total of 13 foodie authors participating in this last leg of our hop. Click HERE to go to the page that’ll hook you up with the links to other authors websites for more delicious book excerpts and recipes!!
 
 
One of my all time favorite recipes for New Year’s Eve parties is a super easy–and I mean easy–dip recipe that is made in the crock pot.
 
We used to celebrate each New Year’s Eve by having friends and family over for a rowdy game night. Everyone would bring a dish to pass and I’d make several snacks, dips, and finger foods and we’d play games and laugh and get as loud as we wanted until the wee hours of the morning.
 
I admit it’s been a few years since we’ve thrown a big bash because I now work every New Year’s Day–which makes late nights impossible. BUT, someday I hope to return to those glory days of staying up all night and doing things my own way! lol
 
 
Anyway, I’d love to share this easy peasy recipe with you for BEAN DIP!
 
 
1 Large container sour cream
2 Cans of Campbell’s Bean with Bacon soup
1 Package taco seasoning
1 Package shredded cheddar cheese
 
Blend all items in slow cooker for at least 4 to 5 hours. Stir occasionally. I leave several small dip bowls beside the slow cooker so that everyone can fill their own and have a variety of tortilla chips in various bowls on the counter. This is so easy and so yummy….and it’s even delicious leftover the next day. Just pop it in the microwave and enjoy for a 2nd round!
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
 
What’s a favorite treat you enjoy on New Year’s Eve? Let me know in the comments!
 
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Author bio:

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

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BLURB:

 Saute, simmer, and flambé…

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, the devoted love of an exceptional man, and a family. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

 Chet Castle is a prosperous businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved with any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition–and determined to get her in bed–Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: Work for him for the next eight weeks as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking with her commitment-phobic employer is a recipe for disaster…but it’s just too tasty to not take a bite.

The excerpt I’m sharing has a little taste from both Jill and Chet’s perspective. ENJOY!

 

EXCERPT:

Her body hummed as his smile wavered. Although he wore sunglasses, she’d bet her last dollar his gaze swept across her chest, lingering on the betrayal of her pert nipples pushing against the fabric of her suit.

Until this moment, shyness had never been a trait she possessed. Air stalled in her lungs, her palms grew sweaty, and she itched to cover herself with a towel. Even though her replica vintage swimsuit hid more than most sets of women’s underwear, she felt too exposed. She turned to the side slightly and folded her legs up. Not that it helped, but it made her feel a bit less exposed.

Chet slid his feet from his sandals, brushing a hand through his hair. The heat from the sun wasn’t the only thing scorching her skin. She trickled several droplets of water over her arms, but she couldn’t drag her focus from his toned flesh.

Jill soaked in his ripped abs and the obvious package of goodies covered by his brown swimsuit—the same sexy brown as his hair. Damn, did a man have a right to fill out a pair of swimming trunks like that? Flecks of hair, just enough to give him a manly

appeal, covered the etched muscles of his long, tan legs.

She licked her lips, hoping she could still speak. “Do you want

some privacy?” Yes, say yes. She needed an excuse to make an

escape without coming off like someone desperate to be making

an exit.

Hell no, he didn’t want privacy. Through the shield of his sunglasses, he inspected her body from the tips of her pink-painted toenails to the top of her brightly flowered swimming cap. Did people still actually wear those things? “No, you look comfortable. Stay and enjoy the day.”

“Oh…are you sure?”

“Sure.”

Amazed at his own ability to talk without his tongue hitting the cement, Chet turned to throw his towel and sunglasses on a nearby lounge chair. Damn. The red and white polka-dot halter-style suit featured a tight bodice, but her slender hips and shapely thighs hiding beneath a matching skirt grabbed his attention until all oxygen left his

blood. Even showing less skin than the average girl on the beach,

she far exceeded sexy and alluring.

Get a grip, Castle. She’s off limits, no matter how delectable.

He turned and stepped onto the diving board. He bounced along the surface as he made his way over the water. When he looked at Jill’s bathing cap covering her head, he held back his grin. The neon rubber flowers reminded him of something his

grandmother would’ve worn, but there the similarity ended. Everything beneath that cap was far from making him think of Grandma.

BUY LINKS:

Barnes & Nobel: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bachelors-special-christine-warner/1115250848?ean=9781622661312

 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bachelors-Special-Entangled-Indulgence-ebook/dp/B00CNTSVB6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369342052&sr=8-1&keywords=christine+warner

 Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Bachelors-Special/book-ymNN_qSIaUi8PBWwPe_JyA/page1.html?s=K2kMxRAOXE-3u7T7udMTew&r=2

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bachelors-special/id645263900?mt=11

 
 

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Hungry Hearts Holiday Hop (part 2)

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Welcome to the HUNGRY HEARTS HOLIDAY HOP!
We are so excited to CELEBRATE the holiday season with mouthwatering cookie recipes and delicious EXCERPTS from today’s hottest food-loving ROMANCE writers! Hop around and fill out the Rafflecopter form on each author’s site to enter our GIVEAWAYS: a spectacular mix of Harry & David Truffles, books, gifts cards, and Hungry Hearts author swag! Lots of awesome prizes to win!
 
In addition to the HUNGRY HEARTS HOLIDAY HOP prizes, Amanda Usen will be featuring Hungry Hearts authors on her site and giving their books away to lucky winners. Visit Writer.Chef.Romantic to get in on the fun!
 
When the holiday season arrives, our hearts fill with CHEER. Life is a gift, isn’t it? Hop with us for the chance to win, and share your holiday JOY while we share our favorite COOKIE recipes with you!
~~There are a total of 13 authors participating with delectable recipes for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday~~ (click links in collection below)



~~Click HERE for a link to the Rafflecopter and see the amazing gift basket you could win~~

Today I’m sharing an old time favorite cookie recipe. I know everyone has a favorite sugar cookie recipe that has become tradition…and this one is the tradition at our house.

~~~~~ENJOY~~~~~

CREAM CHEESE SUGAR COOKIES

First the boring stuff:  Calories 88…..%Calories/fat 47%…..Carbs 10.5 grams…..Cholest 13 mgrams…..Protein 1.2 grames…..Fat 4.7 grams…..Fiber 23 grams…..Sodium 42 grams

Now the good stuff:  Ingredients:

4 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup shortening

1 (8oz) package cream cheese

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

PREPERATION:

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmet…set aside.  Cream together butter and shortening; add cream cheese and sugar, beating until fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla; beat well.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Divide dough in half.  Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours.  On lightly floured surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick (my preference but I leave it a bit thicker because I like the cookies thicker and for some reason they are almost cake like…soft and yummy).  Cut with cookie cutters.  Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes.  Cool on wire rack and frost…if you have any left.  LOL…they are delish unfrosted or decorated.

Hope you enjoy this recipe….they are awesome!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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(Thank you to the amazing Amanda Usen for baking, decorating, and photographing the cream cheese sugar cookies…As you can see from the picture she is a professional and makes my attempts at decorating look like a four year old did the job…so I posted her pictures instead of mine…lol)

Please let me know in the comments what your favorite holiday cookie recipe is…and if you want to go the extra mile feel free to share the recipe!

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Author bio:

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

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BLURB:

 Saute, simmer, and flambé…

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, the devoted love of an exceptional man, and a family. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

 Chet Castle is a prosperous businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved with any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition–and determined to get her in bed–Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: Work for him for the next eight weeks as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking with her commitment-phobic employer is a recipe for disaster…but it’s just too tasty to not take a bite.

BUY LINKS:

Barnes & Nobel: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bachelors-special-christine-warner/1115250848?ean=9781622661312

 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bachelors-Special-Entangled-Indulgence-ebook/dp/B00CNTSVB6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369342052&sr=8-1&keywords=christine+warner

 Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Bachelors-Special/book-ymNN_qSIaUi8PBWwPe_JyA/page1.html?s=K2kMxRAOXE-3u7T7udMTew&r=2

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bachelors-special/id645263900?mt=11

 

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Hungry Hearts Holiday Hop

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Welcome to the HUNGRY HEARTS HOLIDAY HOP!

We are so excited to CELEBRATE FALL with mouthwatering Thanksgiving recipes and delicious EXCERPTS from today’s hottest food-loving ROMANCE writers! Hop around and fill out the Rafflecopter form on each author’s site to enter our Grand PRIZE Giveaway: a Harry & David Crater Lake GIFT BASKET Classic!

~~There are a total of 14 authors participating with delectable recipes for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday~~ (click links in collection below)

In addition to the Grand Prize, one SWAG pack will be given away on Amanda Usen’s blog on each day of the hop. Visit her blog each day for an AUTHOR spotlight and more FALL GLEE. (I’ll be posting a Thanksgiving post on Amanda’s blog Monday November 4th…hope to see you there)

When the seasons change, our hearts fill with GRATITUDE. Life is grand, isn’t it? Hop with us and share your love of all things food, fall, and THANKS-giving!

Click HERE for the link to the Rafflecopter and see the amazing gift basket 🙂

The recipe I’m sharing is one I make every year. One year I decided to make another punch and my family wasn’t happy…yes, this punch is that AMAZING! Since that year I haven’t veered from my Medley Punch Madness and promise I never will 🙂

~~ENJOY~~

Christine’s Fruit Medley Punch

2 – 10 oz pkgs frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed

3 cups apricot nectar – chilled

3 cups cold water

1 cup Real Lemon Juice

1 – 6 oz can frozen Orange Juice – thawed

1 cup sugar

1 – 32 oz bottle ginger all – chilled

In blender puree strawberries. In large punhc bowl combine all ingredients except ginger ale and ice ring (recipe for the ice ring will follow and is optional but so festive). Stir until sugar dissolves. Slowly pour in gingerale. Add ice ring.

Optional Ice Ring

Take a bundt pan and arrange apricot halves, mint leaves (fresh) and whole strawberries in ring mold. Add small amount of water (I also add some of the nectar juice), freeze. I have a deep bundt pan and after I freeze once I do another layer and freeze again.

I wish I had a picture to share, but I will definitely take a picture on Thanksgiving and post, but I hope you will all try this recipe and add it to your holiday tradition! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

And I’d love it if you’d share what favorite family dish you traditionally make for your Thanksgiving table that would flip your family out if it weren’t included this year in the comments 🙂

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Author bio:

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

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 Saute, simmer, and flambé…

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, the devoted love of an exceptional man, and a family. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

 Chet Castle is a prosperous businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved with any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition–and determined to get her in bed–Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: Work for him for the next eight weeks as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking with her commitment-phobic employer is a recipe for disaster…but it’s just too tasty to not take a bite.

BUY LINKS:

Barnes & Nobel: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bachelors-special-christine-warner/1115250848?ean=9781622661312

 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bachelors-Special-Entangled-Indulgence-ebook/dp/B00CNTSVB6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369342052&sr=8-1&keywords=christine+warner

 Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Bachelors-Special/book-ymNN_qSIaUi8PBWwPe_JyA/page1.html?s=K2kMxRAOXE-3u7T7udMTew&r=2

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bachelors-special/id645263900?mt=11

 

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