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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Book Review: Hell’s Highway (The Devil’s Daughter Book 3) by G.A. Chase

Hell’s Highway (The Devil’s Daughter Book 3)
by G.A. Chase
January 15, 2019
Having put down the latest batch of escaped doppelgangers, Sere Mal-Laurette felt she’d earned a little time off from demon hunting. She was wrong.

Her inattention has allowed a new batch of hellions to rise from the swamp and abduct Rampart Thibodaux. With the hot ex-Navy SEAL’s blood and soul infecting her, Sere has no choice but to jump back on her motorcycle to rescue him. Her quest will cost her dearly but also bring her closer to being human than she could have imagined.

Sere’s emotional roller-coaster ride of human experiences, however, is overshadowed by the rise of a new devil – one who isn’t satisfied with simply claiming hell as his only domain.


Sere had hoped for a break after sending the last group of doppelgangers back to hell but when Bart is kidnapped she has no option but to rescue him. What she finds on this mission are real emotions for Bart and she is unsure what to make of them. This mission could be the costliest of them all.

The sizzle heats up between Sere and Bart in a way that Sere had only imagined. When Bart infected her with his blood the connection became something that no one on the team expected. The characters in book 3 of the Devil’s Daughter series have developed and become something that you can relate to. Power is the ultimate want of evil and one of the most powerful and old families of New Orleans is no exception.


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Denise B

About the Author:
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G.A. Chase's first official foray into writing was the science fiction series Technopia under the name Greg Chase.

But his passion for New Orleans pulled him from the stars back down to Earth. He fell in love with Big Easy the moment he ate his first dish of crawfish etouffee in a French Quarter restaurant. Gazing at the neighboring two-hundred-year-old structures, he announced to his wife, fellow writer Deanna Chase, that he could easily live in this city. Her look of shock indicated she thought he had been possessed by one of the city's demons.



That was in 2003 and that spirit still hasn't turned him loose. By writing stories inspired and based in New Orleans he hopes to placate his personal demons and angels.


Book Review: Summoned to Thirteenth Grave (Charley Davidson Book 13) by Darynda Jones (no spoilers)

Summoned to Thirteenth Grave (Charley Davidson Book 13)
by Darynda Jones
January 15, 2019

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Pages: 304
Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She’s been kicked off the earthly plane for eternity –which is exactly the amount of time it takes to make a person stark, raving mad. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer.

She’s missed her daughter. She’s missed Reyes. She’s missed Cookie and Garrett and Uncle Bob. But now that she’s back on earth, it’s time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine for a broken heart? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.

Charley has been exiled from the earthly plane forever but for some unknown reason, she is allowed to return after only a hundred plus years in exile. She has missed everyone while she was gone, and she has so many questions about what has happened, how her mother died, if there is still coffee?

In the final saga, Jones has pulled out all the stops. One of the best-written books to date and still as funny as ever! She has filled the final book with so many surprises you cannot even begin to fathom what will happen. This was truly a tribute to the Charley Davidson series that would make any author or reader proud. Since there were a few things that were not finished, I really hope that there are plans in the works for the next series by Jones.


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Denise B


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NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Comic Review: Prom of the Dead by David Dwonch

Spores Vol. 1: Prom of the Dead
Sept 10, 2018
Dave Dwonch (Writer)
Dave Dwonch (Letterer)
Santiago Guillen (Artist)
Daniel Arruda Massa (Colorist)
Full Color/ 
90 pages/ softcover
Rated Mature
Behemoth Comics
Set against the backdrop of a secluded prep school, Spores Volume One chronicles the adventures of three friends as they try to survive the most terrifying event of their young lives: Prom Night. And the zombie outbreak isn't going to make it any easier! As the outbreak spreads rapidly through the school celebration, it’s clear that not everyone is going to make it out alive.

I know what you're thinking...another zombie comic. To be fair, yes, there are zombies but David Dwonch would never write a simple cliched zombie story. 


I first heard about Prom of the Dead on Kickstarter last year and immediately supported it because Dave has never let me down and the artwork was fabulous.
I got more than I expected. There is lots of zombie killing and people eating action with an incredible sense of doom and suspense throughout. The writing and art work together in perfect harmony resulting in a well-developed cast of characters that you are invested in before you realize it. Even the a$$hole characters (this is high school after all). The story moves fast and plot twists abound. Oh, the disappointment when I turned a page and there was no more! And we're not talking a big cliffhanger ending, just the next phase of the story type of thing.

If you're looking for a comic with horror, humor, high school flashbacks, nail-biting suspense, and a plot meatier than a human thigh then give Prom of the Dead a look.

 


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Sunday, January 13, 2019

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Excerpt: Bitter Sweet Hell (Hell Night Series, #2) by Alex Grayson + giveaway

Bitter Sweet Hell (Hell Night Series, #2)
by Alex Grayson
January 10, 2019
257 pages
The Hell Night Series continues with JW's story!

As the Sheriff of Malus, Texas, JW takes his oath to protect its citizens very seriously. Born from an ugly past, he swears no child, woman, or man will ever endure what he and his brothers have. As he seeks retribution of the ones who have wronged him, his past and his present finally collide. Secrets are laid open. Ones that are so heinous, they'll rock the very foundation of JW's life.

When Eden blazes into town, hot with her own threatening troubles bearing down on her, JW steps in as her protector. It's not only his duty, but a need he can't ignore. The chemistry between the two is instant and all too tempting.

Giving in was easy, but the consequences were high.


JW never knew the disturbing destruction that would rain down on Malus by getting involved with the red-headed gypsy.

Danger lurks just around the corner--it's dark, terrifying, and malicious.

JW is bitter because of his gruesome past. Eden is sweet despite hers. Together, will they create a beautiful future, or will it all end in bitter sweet hell?
DISCLAIMER: Intended for readers 18 years and older due to mature content, abusive situations, and harsh language. May contain triggers for some readers. Please read with caution.
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Excerpt: 
AFTER LEAVING REMI AND GRACE at their places, which were on our way to Judge’s, we walk up the steps to Judge and Jenny’s house. All of Judge’s women have a place of their own. Most times, he’s with one of them, but every so often, he’ll stay in his renovated childhood home. When my brothers and I came back to town ten years ago, we all had our homes gutted and refurbished, not wanting anything from our pasts to invade our futures.

Eden stops at the screen door and turns to face me.

“Thanks for walking me home.”

Those metal bracelets she’s always wearing clink together as she grabs her braid and twirls the end around her finger.

“It was my pleasure.” I take the end of her braid from her hand and finger the strands myself. “You should go without the scarf more often. Your hair is gorgeous.”

Her eyelids lower and her tongue darts out to swipe her bottom lip, tempting me to run my tongue along the same path and lick away the moisture she left behind.

Her voice drops when she speaks again. “It’s a pain to take care of. I’ve been thinking about cutting it off.”

“No,” I growl before I can stop myself. Her brows shoot up, so I soften my tone. “It’d be a sin to cut off all this stunning hair.”

She smirks. “I highly doubt God would fault me for cutting my hair.”

“You’re probably right. Let me rephrase. It would be an utter shame.”

I step closer to her, my fingers still gripping her braid. I wrap it around my fist. She moves back a step and her ass meets the screen door. I twist the braid a couple more times.

“What are you doing?” she whispers, her eyes darkening to an emerald green.

I close the remaining gap between us. “Showing you the benefits of not cutting your hair.”

Pulling gently on her braid until her head tips back, I dip down until my lips graze hers. They’re soft and sweet. So much fucking better than I imagined.

Her mouth opens when she releases a breathy moan, and I take advantage, sweeping my tongue inside to explore better. My cock swells against the zipper of my jeans, and I want nothing more than to hoist her up and grind myself against her warm center. Preferably with her skirt lifted. Would she be bare beneath her skirt or would she have on a pair of cute little panties? Either would work for me.

Her small hands grip my shirt at my sides, and I wonder if she’s going to push me away or pull me closer. I’d stop if she wanted me to, but I really fucking hope she doesn’t.

When her grip tugs me closer and her tongue shyly meets mine, I groan in relief. I shift closer and encircle my arm around her waist, pressing her flush against me. My dick both weeps and rejoices at the intimate contact. Leaving her delicious lips behind, I trail wet kisses down the side of her neck. The unique flavor of her skin is addicting, like heroine to a druggy.

“Want to know why I don’t want you to cut your hair?” I murmur against her neck.

Her head tips back until it thumps against the door. “Why?” she breathes.

I nip the flesh where her neck meets her shoulder.

“Because I want to feel it trailing over my chest as you ride my cock.”

She shudders out a breath, her nails digging into my sides. I nudge away the thin material of her shirt on her shoulder with my chin and run my tongue and lips over the exposed skin.

“I also want to wrap it around my fist and use it to tug you back as I fuck you from behind. I bet your pussy would strangle my cock when I do that, wouldn’t it?”

Instead of answering verbally, she nods and presses her hips hard against mine. I wedge one of my legs between hers and press my thigh into her core. Surprise and pleasure force a growl from my lips when she wraps her calf around my leg and digs her pussy onto my thigh.

I’m fucking dying. Dying to flip her around, toss up her skirt, and give us the pleasure we both crave. I’m dying to drop to my knees and lick up every drop I know her body has produced. I’m Goddamn dying to have her delectable lips surround my cock and have her suck until she drains me. I’d grip her long hair and help guide her to the finish line.

A throat clearing behind us has Eden stiffening in my arms. I don’t give a fuck who it is, I want to kill them. Eden lifts her head from the door and peers over my shoulder at the unwanted and untimely intruder. My grip on her hair tightens for a fraction of a second before I let her go. Red tints her cheeks, but I’m not sure if it’s from what we were just doing or being caught by Judge and Jenny. Her eyes shoot to me, and she gently presses against my chest. I take a step back, missing her body against mine the second it’s gone.

“Sorry!” Jenny squeaks from behind us.

I shoot Judge a glare over my shoulder. The bastard has the audacity to raise an eyebrow, like he doesn’t care what he just interrupted. He meanders up the fucking stairs, as if cock-blocking me is an everyday occurrence, his hand entwined with Jenny’s, pulling her behind him. At least she has the sense to look embarrassed and regretful for the interruption.

I step back from Eden and pull her to the side, so the two can go inside.

“Payback’s a bitch,” I inform Judge in low tones as he opens the screen door.

“This was payback. For the time you interrupted Layla and me in the back of The Hill.”

“Fucker,” I mutter, because he’s right. That shit was hilarious at the time. It’s not so funny now.



He laughs and lets the screen door slam behind him. “No fucking on my porch,” he calls out.

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About the Author:
Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romances including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, and three standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.

Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats, and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers.



Friday, January 11, 2019

Comic Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa  (Author), Robert Hack (Illustrator)
August 16, 2016
160 pages
Genre: horror, fantasy, graphic novel
Publisher: Archie Comics

Now a hit Netflix series! On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family's past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comics' latest horror sensation starts here! For TEEN+ readers.

Compiles the first six issues of the ongoing comic book series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Read the basis for Netflix's horrifying new series!

Sometimes you think you know a story. Sometimes you see that a reboot is happening and it makes you cringe. Sometimes the reinterpretation is so good, it blows all your expectations out of the water. 

My personal expectations were shattered with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics, and I haven't looked back since. 

Disclaimer: I've only read through volume one, so I'm a few issues behind. I wanted to do this review because with the show airing, I've fielded a lot of questions on social media about where it came from and how it compares to the comics. 
Set in the sixties, the plot is somewhat similar to the show. Sabrina is raised by her aunts, in love with Harvey, and preparing for her dark baptism. There's still a balance of her being manipulated by Madam Satan vs fighting for her own sense of self. 
This version is a thousand times bleaker than the show. To start, it opens with the reveal that Sabrina's dad isn't a sympathetic figure. In the opening sequence, he gives baby Sabrina to the coven and magically lobotomizes her mother before he's trapped in a tree by her aunts. Madam Satan is his former lover, so she's more out for revenge than steering Sabrina for personal gain. 

The other big difference is that Betty and Veronica are featured characters (and witches). You still get some of Sabrina's school life, but much of the plot is fully focused on the preparation for her dark baptism (which she's pretty down with for the most part). Hilda and Zelda are there, as is Ambrose and Salem (who has a somewhat different backstory and can talk here). Rosalind is a rival instead of a friend like on the show. 
The sense of Sabrina as somewhat helpless to forces beyond her control is still here, as is her fight against that helplessness. The social aspects are a little more understated, but it reads really nicely in the sixties setting. The overall vibe is very reminiscent of The Exorcist or Rosemary's Baby. 

And then there's Harvey. Poor Harvey. 
It is pretty shocking if you go straight from the 90's show to this - there's no middle line. The witches’ cannibalism is more on display, and the overall tone is more tense and bleak than the show. 
It's extremely effective. When I first read it, it was so hard to believe these were the characters I knew...yet it all felt believable. Of course, they were the characters. Of course, this could happen in their world. It could easily function as a story on its own, but making it Sabrina really makes you stop and think about the characters and the situations they're stuck in and what that means. That shift from believability to realizing you're reading this in an Archie imprint just makes it all more bizarre and intense. There's a building dread that explodes in the baptism scene and keeps going through the final reveal in volume one. I won't give it away, but damn. 

For me, it felt like something I grew up loving could also take itself seriously in a whole new light. It's thought provoking and an uncomfortable read. While not for everyone (there's even more satanism than the show), it is a spectacular horror title and one of the better horror comics I've seen. 

4.5/5




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Selah Janel is a writer who is trying to start doing that again instead of reading manga all the time.



Thursday, January 10, 2019

Excerpt Spotlight: To Dream the Blackbane by Richard J. O'Brien + giveaway


 
To Dream the Blackbane
by Richard J. O'Brien
December 29th, 2018 
Genre: Fantasy/ Urban Fantasy 
A cosmic event in 2015 fused earth with the faerie realm. Scientists refer to the event as the Anomaly. A byproduct of the Anomaly was the advent of hybrid beings - people who became mixed with whatever animal or object was nearest them the moment the Anomaly occurred. Humans, or Pedigrees, soon relegated fairy refugees and hybrids into ghetto zones in large cities.

Seventy years later, Wolfgang Rex, a second-generation hybrd - part human, part Rhodesian Ridgeback - is a retired police detective who runs a private investigation business in Chicago's Southside. It's a one-hybrid show: though Rex couldn't survive without his assisstant, the faerie Sally Sandweb.

One evening, two vampires visit Rex and offer him a substantial reward for the recovery of a stolen scroll. Later that evening, Charlotte Sweeney-Jarhadill, a Pedigree woman from Lousiana, visits Rex and hires him to exorcise the headless ghost of a confederate soldier from her home.

To complicate matters, the private detective ends up falling for Charlotte. Meanwhile the vampires demand results in the search for the missing scroll. When Rex's assistant Sally goes missing, he must stay alive long enough to find her. Charlotte and the vampires, however, have other plans for Rex.
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Excerpt from Chapter 1
My name is Wolfgang Rex. I am a private detective. Once upon a time I’d been a police lieutenant. After twenty-five years of service to the city of Chicago, I retired in 2063 and opened up Chi-town Detectives, a private investigation firm.

I’m what they call in the medical books a second-generation Anomalous cross-breed. My father was a cop like me. One night he was out walking his dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Rex. My mother hated that dog. After she died I learned that she had always wished that Rex would meet some unfortunate demise. She got her wish on the night of The Anomaly. My father came home from his walk without the dog—in a manner of speaking. For lack of a better term, he and the dog had fused. And the result was a humanoid—with a hairy body, a tail, and the head of his old dog Rex. My mother was horrified, but my parents were both Catholic. So they stuck it out. I was born in the tenth year of The Anomaly. When I was a kid, my mother used to read me fairy tales. She died before I finished high school. So it goes, like Kurt Vonnegut once wrote. I turned out to be the spitting image of my father post-Anomaly. I lucked out with being born without a tail. My father had somehow managed to keep his human vocal cords. My face was less hairy than his, but our snouts were nearly identical.

Learning to speak with a dog's mouth was tricky when I was coming up, but I eventually got the hang of it. And thank Christ I’d been born with opposable thumbs; otherwise, I would’ve starved to death a long time ago. Still, given that many people melded with inanimate objects—much like that poor bastard who became a stone gargoyle—I constantly considered myself lucky. My father cursed his lot for the rest of his life. Some people, like my old man, never learned to adjust.



About the Author:
Richard J. O’Brien is a graduate of the Fairleigh Dickinson University MFA in Creative Writing Program. Richard’s novels include Under the Bronze Moon, Infestation, and The Garden of Fragile Things. His short stories have appeared in The Del Sol Review, Duende, Pulp Literature, The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review, Weirdbook, and other magazines. Richard lives in New Jersey, where he teaches at Rowan College at Gloucester County and Stockton University.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Sheep Book Review: Crimson Kisses of Hyacinth by Thea Valentine

Crimson Kisses of Hyacinth
By: Thea Valentine
January 9, 2019
82 pages
Following in his father’s footsteps, Noah Phillips knew he wanted to be a police officer. Working night shift in the city of Seaville was quiet most nights. An attack would force him to accept a new way of life. Immortality.


Adjusting to his new life, he conducts a traffic stop that has him fighting to keep qualities of his human life. He meets Celeste O’Neil during a traffic stop. He can’t help but notice the intoxicating smell of hyacinths. His fascination with Celeste turns obsessive, protecting at all costs. Celeste is forced to accept his life and what he is.

When he meets her friend Elizabeth he realizes that her intentions aren’t pure. Stopping at nothing, Noah refuses to lose his hyacinth beauty. A decision of life or death is forced upon her.

Will his hyacinth survive the dangers that lurk in the darkness?

Crimson Kisses is a quick read by an author I had not heard of beforehand. Which is always awesome, I love finding new gems and uncovering colorful tales that I can sink my wee fangs in. Blood, action and sex, yes I love it all! That said, I'm left on the fence with this one. There's a lot I really enjoyed but it comes with side dishes I could have done without. 

Our main sexy squeeze Noah is one hot cop, his character details had me wagging my tail for more. What was missing though, for me, was more of that "alpha male" I long for. I want all the bells and whistles that come along with a hot leading male. ALL OF THEM. And again, for me, there was something missing with Noah in areas. I enjoyed him but wanted to really love him. 

My biggest issue comes into play when our couple meets and do the whole courtship dance. It's fast, but that's how it goes with a story at 82 pages. The romance I was craving never picked up past medium-warm.

I would ask that you read other reviews, see what people are saying and make your own decision here. This is a decent story with lots to enjoy, it just never took off. 
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Thea was introduced to the world of writing many years ago when a position at the high school newspaper opened. Writing became an outlet that allowed her to share stories that developed in her mind. Ideas were constantly developing, a notepad and pen were a main necessity. Through the years Thea wrote several short stories, but never considered publishing. It wasn't until a few years ago when a detour, on the writing road, led her into the horror genre. Enjoying the genre, she needed to explore other worlds of writing. That's when the romance genre grabbed her attention. 


Thea is currently married to a man, whom she calls, not only, her husband, but her best friend. Being pen pals for over a year they decided to have a once in a lifetime, short courtship. 20+ years later they're still happily married with two handsome boys and two four legged babies. When not writing, she enjoys anything to do with the ocean, reading, writing, wine, coffee, photography, and just enjoying life to its fullest.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Spotlight: In Dog We Trust by Beth Kendrick + giveaway

In Dog We Trust
by Beth Kendrick
Jan 9, 2019

336 pages
Publisher: Berkley
From the author of Once Upon a Wine, a new novel set in the charming seashore town of Black Dog Bay, Delaware.

When everything has gone to the dogs . . .

When Jocelyn Hillier is named legal guardian for the late Mr. Allardyce’s pack of pedigreed Labrador retrievers, her world is flipped upside down. She’s spent her entire life toiling in the tourism industry in Black Dog Bay and never expected to be living the pampered life of a seasonal resident in an ocean side mansion, complete with a generous stipend. But her new role isn’t without its challenges: The dogs (although lovable) are more high-maintenance than any Hollywood diva, the man she wants to marry breaks her heart, and she’s confronted at every turn by her late benefactor’s estranged son, Liam, who thinks he’s entitled to the inheritance left to the dogs.

Jocelyn has worked too hard to back down without a fight, and she’s determined to keep her new fur family together. As she strives to uphold the “Best in Show” standards her pack requires, Jocelyn finds love, family, and forgiveness in the most unexpected places.



Praise for Beth Kendrick and her novels:
"Witty, juicy, and lots of fun!”
―Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author of The Girls of Mischief Bay

“A smart, funny spin on happily-ever-after!”
―Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of One Less Problem Without You

“Kendrick proves she is the leader of the pack when it comes to fashioning cheekily clever love stories.”
―Booklist (starred review)

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Author of twelve women's fiction novels, including the Black Dog Bay series and "Nearlyweds," which was turned into a Hallmark Channel original movie.

I’m a Leo, a middle child, and a formidable Trivial Pursuit opponent. I read everything I can get my hands on, from the classics to comic books. I don’t drink coffee because, frankly, I’m high strung enough without adding caffeine into the mix. I live in Arizona in a very cute fixer-upper that I bought in a burst of totally delusional, can-do confidence.

Loves rescue dogs, red wine, and the Chicago Cu
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