Cover Reveal AMERICA’S FIRST DAUGHTER by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

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Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie
Releasing March 1st, 2016
William Morrow
Historical Fiction 
In a compelling, richly
researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources,
bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating,
untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson
Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and
shaped an American legacy.
From her earliest days, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson
knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his
country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes
his helpmate in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he
becomes American minister to France. And it is in Paris, at the glittering
court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that she learns of her
father’s liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age.
Patsy too has fallen in love—with her father’s
protégé, William Short, a staunch abolitionist intent on a career in Europe.
Heartbroken at having to decide between being William’s wife or a devoted
daughter, she returns to Virginia with her father and marries a man of his
choosing, raising eleven children of her own.
Yet as family secrets come to light during her
father’s presidency, Patsy must again decide how much she will sacrifice to
protect his reputation, in the process defining not just Jefferson’s political
legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

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LAURA CROGHAN KAMOIE is a historian specializing in colonial
and revolutionary America, Virginia history, and the history of slavery. She
holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from The College of William and Mary
and has published two historical monographs, including Irons in the Fire: The
Business History of the Tayloe Family and the Virginia Gentry, 1700-1865
(University Press of Virginia, 2007). Laura is an Associate Professor of
History at the U.S. Naval Academy. In her fourteen years of college teaching,
she has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses on colonial America,
revolutionary America, African-American Slavery, as well as seminars on Thomas

As LAURA KAYE, she is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author of over a dozen titles in contemporary and paranormal romance. Her books
have won numerous industry awards, including the EPIC eBook Award, the Golden
Leaf award, the PRISM award, and the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit. She is a
frequent panelist at national writing conferences and a frequent instructor of
craft and social media workshops. Laura lives just outside the nation’s capital
with her husband and two young daughters.

Find Laura Here

DRAY is a bestselling and award-nominated author of historical women’s
fiction. Her series about Cleopatra’s daughter has been translated into six
different languages, was nominated for a RITA Award and won the Golden Leaf. As
STEPHANIE DRAVEN, she is a national bestselling author of paranormal romance,
contemporary romance, and American-set historical women’s fiction. She is a
frequent panelist and presenter at national writing conventions and lives near
the nation’s capital. Before she became a novelist, she was a lawyer, a game
designer, and a teacher. Now she uses the stories of women in history to
inspire the young women of today.

Find Stephanie Here


Exciting Times #LovesofOlympus #CoverReveal

“Loves of Olympus Series” By Sasha Summers
Cover Reveal Blitz
July 8, 2015

In anticipation of the release of ECLIPSING APOLLO, the entire series has gotten a new look!
All three books will be released on August 2, 2015!

Medusa, A Love Story 
(Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #1)
by Sasha Summers 

It’s said love can change a person. Medusa wasn’t always a monster…
Medusa is ruled by duty, to her Titan father and the Goddess Athena. She’s no room for the tenderness her warrior guard, Ariston, stirs. When Olympus frees her from service, her heart leads her into the arms of the guard she loves… and curses her as the creature with serpent locks.
Ariston goes to war with a full heart… and dreadful foreboding. He learns too late of the danger Medusa faces, alone, and a Persian blade sends him into the Underworld. But death, curses, nor the wrath of the Gods will keep him from returning to her.
Poseidon will use Greece’s war to get what he wants: Medusa. He does not care that she belongs to another. He does not care that she will be damned. He is a God, an Olympian, and she will be his.

Release Date:
August 2, 2015

For the Love of Hades 
(Loves of Olympus Series, Bk #2)
by Sasha Summers

Hades, God of Death, has no heart. Persephone is determined to prove otherwise…
Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, has no patience for living things or his Olympian brethren. His purpose is order, administering justice to those who enter his realm, and keeping the balance decreed by the Fates. Meeting Persephone sways his focus, her gentle sweetness threatening his control. But he will not be tempted.
Poseidon’s scheming wreaks havoc upon Persephone. Hades has no choice – he must rescue her.
Hades awakens something within the Goddess Persephone. She feels no fear from his brooding presence. In truth, she’s never felt so alive. Every stolen moment together only confirms her instinct: he is meant to be hers. Such a powerful union suit will face opposition – from Olympus, her troubled betrothed, the Fates, even Hades himself – but she is determined to win his heart. 

Release Date:
August 2, 2015

Eclipsing Apollo 
(Loves of Olympus Series, Bk  #3)
by Sasha Summers

Apollo is fond of many things. Music, poetry, physical prowess, truth, and love. The Pythian Games are in his honor and he attends, as a mere mortal, to enjoy the competition… and the women. Meeting the fair Coronis offers him his greatest delight. Her strength, her fearlessness, and her beauty clasp his heart with an irrevocable hold. But she wants none of him.
Coronis’ duty is to marry, but she yearns for so much more. She is a fierce competitor, a hunter, skilled in strategy and reason. Those that would court her lack both the mind and the body to rival hers – she will settle for no less. As a mortal, Apollo was both infuriating and tempting. But Apollo the Olympian is terrifying. She fears giving him her heart might destroy her soul.
Demeter’s need for revenge pits Olympian against Olympian, forcing Apollo into a darkness the God of Light must fight if he ever hopes to see his Coronis again. 

Release Date:
August 2, 2015

About the Author

Sasha is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

You can stalk, I mean find Sasha here

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Cover Reveal – A Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion!!!

I have a wonderful cover for my Harlequin American 2015 release! Want to see it?

GOOD! Because I am thrilled to share it with you!!!!


And here’s the back blurb:

Way back when, Hunter Boone thought he and Josie Stephens had something that would last forever. Then she got her ticket out of town and took off—alone. The hurt nearly tore him apart. By the time Josie realized she’d made a mistake, Hunter had already married.

Now Josie’s back in Stonewall Crossing, and while instant fire flares between them, she can’t come between the now single dad and his son. As the whole town gets ready for Christmas, Josie finds it hard to avoid Hunter. No matter how much he tempts her with the promise of a future together, she has to tell herself—for her own survival—that relationships just aren’t her thing…

It’s up for pre-order – YAY!!! Links are below…


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The Boones of Texas, Book 2 is slated for January 2016. It’s called Twins for the Rebel Cowboy! :)


Cover Reveal: Cowboys & Kisses… Or, My First YA Novel!



Allie had big plans for the future. Falling for a cowboy wasn’t part of it.

1.  Get out of Black Falls Texas – aka Redneck Hell

(Graduation was eight months away. After that, she was out of there.)

2.    Avoid Wyatt Holcomb at all costs.

(Except he was everywhere and kind of hard to ignore since he was hot—and a really nice guy.)

3.    Avoid her parents.

(Shouldn’t be too hard to do since her father hated her and her mother pretended nothing was wrong.)

4.    Stop thinking about Wyatt.

(Which would be a lot easier if he wasn’t so sweet… and he’d keep his shirt on.)

5.    Decide what she really wants.

(Instead of holding onto the past and the guilt.) 

Maybe falling for a cowboy could work after all?



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Hollywood Homecoming! #CoverReveal

Look! Look! Look! Isn’t it beautiful? I’m in love with the cover – and this story. Hope you will too!!

Make-up artist to the stars. The favorite aunt. Dance teacher. Baby sister. Talented musician and song-writer.


Why did that word rank above the rest? Helen loved her family and understood they wanted her to have the real love they’d all found. It’s just that she’d found her someone special and learned to live without him. She’d been too young for the quirky, idealistic doctor-off to save the world-to notice. And, really, if she had it her way, he’d never know how she’d felt. Now, he was one of her best friends, a pen pal, losing him would be too much.

Seeing him at their parents wedding, Helen realizes the horrible truth: she still loves Joseph… which wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t in the situation she was in.

But she was. And her secret will change everything. Will it destroy hope for a Hollywood happy ending too?

YAY for amazing cover-art to dress-up my story!!! I so so love this cover! Now go pre-order it on Amazon or through InkSpell and enjoy it as soon as it comes out in September!


Blog Guest – Karilyn Bentley!!!!!!


Hi Sasha! Thank you so much for letting me blog with you today. I always enjoy being over here with you!


I’m excited to announce that my newest release, Warrior Lover, is currently available in Kindle only format and will be available everywhere on Friday, April 19th. Woot!! Warrior Lover features Enar and Lily, two secondary characters from Magical Lover, the first book in the series. There is one more book left in this series and I’m busy trying to get it out of my head and onto the page. :)

And how did I come up with the idea for this series, you might ask? Well, I knew I wanted a series as opposed to a single title and I also wanted a common villain in all the books (don’t worry, he gets it in the end!). So then I needed a place and several heroes and heroines. After sitting and thinking a scene popped into my head. And it starred dragon shifters. The story would not work in a modern setting, so it quickly got placed into a different world, one that I like to call fantasy-land. I live there sometimes, so it’s a pretty familiar place to me. :)

As usual for my stories, the beginning changed and morphed into Magical Lover, featuring Thoren and Keara. Enar, though, tried his best to take over the story and I had to write him out of most scenes, since he had a nasty habit of one-upping Thoren. Can’t have that happen, it was Thoren’s book. So I gave him his own story to shut him up. I think it worked out well as his and Lily’s story is my favorite. I hope you enjoy it too!



As a Watcher, a guardian warrior of the Draconi, Enar has never fit in with his kind. When he sees Lily–the ideal Watcher’s woman–he instantly claims her, believing she will bring him the acceptance he craves. Falling in love with her was not part of his plan.

As her town’s outcast, Lily wants nothing more than to escape. When Enar locks a necklace around her throat and declares she belongs to him, she jumps at the chance to leave. Her excitement soon becomes trepidation when Enar won’t tell her what to expect in his world. But even her worry can’t overcome her growing attraction to him.

Soon Lily learns what life as a Watcher’s claim entails, and refuses to submit. To keep Lily, Enar must turn his back on everything he thought he wanted. Will he choose his people? Or the other half of his soul?



“You don’t mind leaving?”

All brawn, no brain obviously. Hadn’t she just said that downstairs?

“That’s right. I want to leave. You want to take me. It works out well for both of us. Now, how much can I take?”

“You do not feel a need to take your entire shop do you?” A small wrinkle appeared between his brows.

“As you noticed earlier, there’s not much to take. I have clothes and personal items. A couple of bags, maybe.”

“One bag. Thoren travels light. Insists we do the same.” He glanced to the bed and back to her, grinning. “Besides, the less time you take packing, the more time we’ll have for pleasure.”

Lily’s whole body stiffened, as blood pounded in her ears. Oh, Goddess, not now. She hadn’t left the town. Now she’d never leave. He’d crush her before she could be free.

He took a swaggering step toward her, cupping her face in his hand. “Don’t be frightened. I won’t hurt you.”

Sure you won’t, look at the size of you.

Bending forward, he placed his lips against hers, pressing gently. And just like that, her nervousness vanished.




Warrior Lover: http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Lover-Draconia-Tales-ebook/dp/B00AU6VKGW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365462908&sr=8-1&keywords=warrior+lover

Magical Lover: http://www.amazon.com/Magical-Lover-Draconia-Tales-ebook/dp/B005I63WW4/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karilyn-Bentley/120814741330722?ref=hl

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4051943.Karilyn_Bentley



Tuesday Talent – SHAWNA ROMKEY

Shawna Romkey is in the house… er, the blog. :) I admit, she’s super cool – she’s a mom, and an author, and a world traveler too (she’s been to GREECE!!!). And today I get to talk to her about… her…

Thank you for visiting today, Shawna! Let’s jump in and get to know more about you.

What was the first book you read that grabbed you? What genre? Who is the author?

 S.R: I’ve always loved books. Probably A Wrinkle in Time by Madelein L’Engle when I was in elementary school. I was always crazy about books. The elementary library called me her Greek mythologist because each week I’d come in asking for anything new Greek myth books.

 Is there an author that you get fan-girl crazy over? Have you ever met him/her? Do you want to?

 S.R: I like a lot of classic writers, so I’d say if any of them are still alive, but I don’t think a lot are anymore. George RR Martin is my favorite can’t wait for the next book author at the moment. But I’d probably be excited to see Anne Rice, who I called at her house once when I was vacationing in New Orleans to see if she wanted to go out for dinner or something. She didn’t answer, but yes, her number was listed in the phone book back then. Marion Zimmer Bradley.

What’s your:

  • Favorite color? green
  • Favorite season? fall
  • Favorite Hero – movie or book? Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones
  • Snack weakness (food or drink)? Chocolate, sweets, any and every kind
  • What’s your Astrological sign?  scorpio
  • Do you write sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? Sweet and cuddly.
  • Do you read sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? I read everything but mainly sweet and cuddly or dark and creepy.

What’s on your desk when you write?

I write in bed with my lap top, so blankets and sometimes a dog.

 Do you write to music or quiet? If you do write with music, can you share one song that’s significantly impacted this story?

I usually write with quiet unless I need inspiration, like I’m writing a party scene and I want the mood of the scene or a violent fight scene then I might listen to something heavy. Generally I do best without distraction.

What’s your favorite line from your most recent release? Why?

“Sometimes the child is the guardian.” It might be a spoiler but I had fun trying to explain the paranormal and the existence of angels, so when I wrote it, it was an Ah ha! Moment for me.

What’s next? You don’t have to get specifics – but feel free to leave a tantalizing snippet or cryptic hook.

I’m working on book two of The Speak of the Devil series. It’s in the final stages where I’m prepping it for submission. It’s the planned middle book in the trilogy, and in this one the demons strike back!

Working Blurb:

Lily is now working with the angels to stifle the last of the demon outbreaks and to figure out how to stop the Silence of God, so life can get back to boring normality. But all hell breaks loose when she’s stolen from school and brought face to face with the devil himself. Lily has to find her way back home and to Luc, crack the prophecy that breaks the curse silencing God, and figure out how she and Luc can ever really be together; but Lucifer has other plans for her that don’t include her ever getting out of Hell in tact.

Who is your favorite character from Greek Mythology OR which Olympian would you want to be? And why?

I’m a huge fan of the Amazons, so I’d have to go with Artemis, the huntress. I love women who kick ass.

 Wanna find more about Shawna? You know you do! here’s where you can find her…

Website  | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads

 Here’s where to find her book: SPEAK OF THE DEVIL

Amazon Print | Amazon eBook

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Book Trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDSoRBRIiDY






Space Talk with *KAY KEPPLER*

Space: The Frontier Where Anything Goes

I don’t think of myself as a science fiction fan. Those complicated names are just too weird and hard to pronounce, and I hate getting new world-building rules 300 pages in. You know the ones I mean. They’re the lines that go, “But Kinkavinska couldn’t jet off in her Personal Personnel Person Machine, because when it was colder than minus 300 Fooses on the Fooses Scale of Chilly, the gas froze up.” Yeah. Time to close the book.

But I’ve always liked the action/adventure kinds of television and movies that have space settings. I went to all the Star Wars films. My graduate school roommate was a Star Trek fan, and I always came home from the library early so we could make popcorn and watch the afternoon episode on the rerun channel. I freaked out in 2001: A Space Odyssey. I never missed an episode of My Favorite Martian. (Well, okay, that wasn’t really about space. It’s barely about Martians.)Contact, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Wall-E, I’ve enjoyed them all. Firefly, I mourn you still.

What I like about space action/adventure is that writers can present new worlds with new rules and present new ideas that aren’t constrained by what we already know about the universe. For our literary interplanetary travels, we can make up anything we want. Hate gravity? It’s gone. Want Alvin and The Chipmunks to rule as an emperor triumvirate? Done. Need to mix your cowboy Western shoot-em-up with your space clunker adventure? Talk to Joss Whedon.

In a space adventure, you can make your characters be and do anything you want. Has there never been a child-bearing male? Ha! You can write that. Or a female football star? You got it. Your characters can work together on any project, solve any problem that you can imagine. They can be eternally optimistic, enthusiastic, smart, kind, and cooperative. Or evil, nasty, dishonest, short-tempered, and mean. They can be so totally over the topthat you need a stepladder to see them.

I once read an analysis of 1950s science fiction (sorry that I can’t remember where!) in which the author theorized that in times of political tension, space aliens are depicted as violent brutes who shoot their way to earth and kill its inhabitants. In calmer periods, space aliens are depicted as benevolent, intelligent beings who interact with humans in interesting and mutually beneficial ways.That’s probably true—as true as that the aliens are the creations of people who want to tell a certain story a certain way.

When I wrote Zero Gravity Outcasts, I didn’t know I had a space adventure in me—until I wrote about an ancient, steam-powered spacecraft and its clever crew who meet the universe’s power brokers and—well, I’m not revealing any spoilers here. But let me just say this: Serenity meets Miracle on Ice meetsGreenfingers. It sounds weird, I know. But in space, you can do anything.


Kay Keppler is a writer and editor living in northern California. Zero Gravity Outcasts is her first novella with Carina Press.



Tuesday Talent – JODY A. KESSLER

I have another new author visiting with us today! Jody A. Kessler’s debut novel, Death Lies Between Us, just came out through Crescent Moon Press. Check out the cover and blurb below…

Saving the life of someone you love should not be the worst thing you have ever done, unless you are an Angel of Death.

Disgruntled with his position in the afterlife and conflicted by his feelings toward his new client, Nathaniel Evans forgoes the rules and saves nineteen year old Juliana Crowson from being hopelessly stuck in Forge Creek. This alters Juliana’s destiny and she finds herself in a series of near death accidents.

In the mountains of Colorado, Nathaniel comforts Juliana as she struggles to understand her paranormal abilities while coping with her brother’s drug addiction. When an ill-tempered Native American Shaman teaches her the difference between ghosts and place memories, she decides she wants nothing to do with the supernatural world. Too bad she doesn’t know that Nathaniel is part of it.

Will fate bring these two together, or has Nathaniel made the biggest mistake of his afterlife?

Sounds cool, huh? Jumping into the interview…

Me: What was the first book you read that grabbed you? What genre? Who is the author?

JAK: It has to be Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. It’s been so long ago that I don’t remember exactly how young I was – early teens? To this day, I still love the book.

 Me: Is there an author that you get fan-girl crazy over? Have you ever met him/her? Do you want to?

JAK: It would be so fun to meet Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series. I’m a huge fan of her writing. She is active on on-line social sites and I follow her posts. I can’t help myself. I’m mildly obsessed with many of her characters.

 What’s your:

  • Favorite color?  Purple – and the darker the better.              
  • Favorite season? Spring – New life after the freezing winter — I love it. The bright green of new leaves and the unpredictable weather! Spring has always been my favorite.  
  • Favorite Hero – movie or book? Eric Draven from the comic book, The Crow. Resurrected and being guided by a crow to avenge his girlfriend’s brutal death. This has been a long time favorite of mine.
  • Snack weakness (food or drink)? I have too many to list, but right now, really good coffee is at the top of the list. And I am very particular about the flavor and how it is prepared.
  • What’s your Astrological sign? Pisces — absolutely a water girl.

Me: What’s on your desk when you write?

JAK: A huge mess, including, notebooks full of my notes and other writings. A pile of pens — we don’t get along well. They’re always drying up, or stop working as soon as I need one, and usually my Ereader and other books. A raven finger puppet also keeps me company as does a picture of the ocean.

 Me: Do you write to music or quiet? If you do write with music, can you share one song that’s significantly impacted this story?

JAK: Music is one thing I have been passionate about for my entire life. Sometimes I listen while I write, but sometimes the music is too distracting. I have a bunch of playlists in my computer, so I can’t narrow down one song. I can tell you that over the last couple of years, I’ve been listening to a lot of The National, The Twilight Sad, and Beach House while I work on my An Angel Falls series. All three bands are indie alternative and atmospheric, and my favorite.

 Me: What’s your favorite line from your most recent release? Why?

JAK: “Since I’ve met her, I feel as if I am spinning on an endless carnival ride going around and around with Juliana as the center hub.” 

I think this line captures my main character, Nathaniel’s, difficulty controlling his actions when Juliana is around. But everything he does centers around his love for her, and her safety.

 Me: What’s next? You don’t have to get specifics – but feel free to leave a tantalizing snippet or cryptic hook.

JAK: Keeping my fingers crossed that I will be offered a contract for book two in the An Angel Falls series. It’s a continuation from where Death Lies Between Us leaves off. My main character’s relationship is still sweet and fresh, but they quickly become entangled in a supernatural mess of possession, demons, and warlocks. My shaman character, Chris, has an awesome roll doing what he does best… I don’t want to give anything away at this point. But I will tell you, the second book is packed with action, heartbreak, and, of course, Angels.

 Me: Who is your favorite character from Greek Mythology OR which Olympian would you want to be? And why?

JAK: Definitely Athena. She is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, justice, mathematics, strength, the arts (like writing), crafts, and skill. And she has an owl. I relate to Athena well.



Jody A. Kessler enjoys writing paranormal novels and is a member of Pikes Peak Writers.  She is a yoga instructor, Reiki Master, and a graduate from the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. When she took an extended leave from her massage practice to stay at home with her newborn she returned to her first true passion —writing. She spends most of her time being a mother, writing, and teaching yoga, but also likes going to concerts, hiking, practicing herbal medicine, and reading anything that catches her interest. Jody lives in the mountains of Colorado with her family.

She welcomes visitors to her website www.jodyakessler.com

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Weekend Recap – Book Signing Pics & TV Spot

Happy Tuesday!

Since I don’t have a guest this Tuesday, I’m standing in the spotlight! Hope that’s okay?

First up, the San Antonio Living spot I had the pleasure of participating in on Friday. I’m the one with the strange nodding and smiling tic – *SIGH*

If you want to watch it – and Do NOT feel like you have to – here’s the Link








Patricia Walters-Fischer, Willa Blair, Me, Gina Maxwell 

And the Book Signing for the San Antonio Romance Authors was Saturday. The weather was icky, but THANK YOU to those that braved the slick roads and drizzle to come see us! It was loads of fun! Here I am, being author-ly – LOL!









There are loads of great pics on the SARA website, so drop by and check it out for yourself. Here’s the Link!

I’m already looking forward to my next trip out! I’m speaking at the Dallas Area Romance Authors group in March – in case you’re in the neighborhood. March is a BIG month – DARA, Book Lovers Weekend, then Dreamin’ In Dallas! Can’t wait!!!

This weekend was busy so I didn’t get in the reading I wanted. I’m finishing Elizabeth Boyle’s Love Letters From a Duke and then moving on to Melanie Macek’s new release When Love Waits.

And you??? What are you reading? Share with the group! :)