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Blaise Kilgallen
Jacqueline Paige
Sherry Derr-wille / Shari Dare
Kathryn Meyer Griffith
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Blaise Kilgallen


Blaise is a-dyed-in-the-wool New Jerseyite. Born and raised there, she says she will probably die there. She resides in semi-rural Sussex County, the northwest area of the “Garden State,” on 3-1/2 acres of untamed yard.

Blaise earned a B.S. in Fine Art Education from a N.J. State College, but taught only one year before heading into New York to seek employment in the advertising field. She worked at various positions with different ad agencies during a 10 year period. After being widowed, she earned her Real Estate Broker’s License and listed and sold houses and land in New Jersey for almost a decade.

That was when she began to write romantic fiction. Her novels were soon published and now she is published in both electronic formats and print--by a list of e-publishers. As the market changed and developed, most of her novels came to be classified as “steamy romances” rather than “sweet stories.”

Blaise has had more than a dozen romance novels published during the last decade. She continues to write historical and contemporary novels daily. She is also a prolific professional artist in several venues. Currently she paints and sells watercolors and collages, and creates romance covers for other e-publishers (royalties) and individual authors for a fee.


Kate McGee, growing up wild on a cattle ranch develops a schoolgirl crush on cowboy, Cady Dillon. Seeking a “better” life, he heads for Virginia City, hoping to play some serious poker. In Virginia City, Cady is taken under the wing of Chastity Turnbull as his paid lover. When Chastity learns she hasn’t long to live, she sends Cady away and kills herself.

Kate’s father, Seth McGee, dies from a massive heart attack, and Kate is left alone.

Losing his winnings, Cady returns to Dry Wells, Texas, but is soon summoned back to Virginia City. Meanwhile, Oliver Starrett courts Kate McGee, thinking to marry Kate and her father’s money to help fund his political ambitions in Texas.

The ranch’s stables are torched after Kate is sexually attacked by Starrett. Cady returns, but will the pair find their way back to each other?

Harassed by an employer, Suzanne Thibold picks up a pre-read paperback to de-stress and is whisked to 1870 Dry Wells, Texas, inhabited by rank cowboys and townfolks. She almost adjusts to the conditions when she learns Oscar Needham bought her as a Mail Order Bride.

A bronco-buster hired by the S-bar-Ranch, Cady Dillon comforts Suzanne after she is frightened by a shooting fracas below her hotel room. A burst of adrenaline had them making love. Cady knows she’s too good for him. He deserts her and heads for the Californian gold fields.

Suzanne awakens in her hotel room, but in the year 2009, still in Dry Wells. She is hired by the town’s current banker. Inhabitants she meets seem very familiar. When she gets a flat tire in a mall, Suzanne’s former lover’s great-grandson fixes it for her. They agree to meet at Dry Wells Summer Rodeo. Cady (William) Dillon stands Suzanne up, but then appears at her condo after midnight to explain why. Will she forgive him? What do you think? 



Emily Dancy, alone and desperately trying to save herself from the clutches of her adopted uncle and guardian, takes an appointment as a governess to the Earl of Leathem's ward. Make the girl marriage worthy and she'll be away from the evilness surrounding her.

Gavin needs Emily to help launch his ward into London's marriage mart. Only once he sees the beautiful governess other plans emerge on a whim. A marriage of convenience. One that will save her from her evil uncle and the other will give his ward the female companionship she so greatly needs.

Spies and dark forces work against the couple as they try to stay one step ahead of Eustace and keep from falling in love.


When Antonio Thorndyke learns of his cousins’ recent passing in a boating accident, he is surprised to learn that he has inherited the title Duke of Weston. Although this is certainly not the plan he has made for his life, Antonio returns to England and takes his place among the ton; rapidly gaining a reputation as a rakehell, seducer of willing widows and wives. All, except the widow he’d truly like to woo.

Still in mourning over the passing of her husband, Caroline Lockler is perplexed by the sudden and intense attraction she feels for her brother’s friend. As rumors of Antonio’s reputation grow, Caroline vows that she will never be one in a long list of his conquests. If only her heart hadn’t already fallen for the Reluctant Duke.



Will a canine bring about a truce between two untrusting lovers?A wicked, erotic, full length, Regency romance set in early1800 England, Lt.Griffith Spencer, once a full-fledged libertine, is drummed out ofWellington's army as a pervert. He agrees to act as male escort/whore forCountess Eberley. When she ups the ante on their original agreement, he iscommanded to seduce and marry the countess's stepdaughter.

Lady Dulcina Trayhern is the only child of the deceased Earl of Eberley. Herclosest companion is her dog, Simon. Forced to visit London by herstepmother to seek a husband, Dulcie and Griff are thrown together under theroof of the wicked Countess. Attraction between the two flares into anuncontrollable passion when they are slipped a powerful love potion. Beforethey marry, Griff heads for the Peninsula again to reclaim his honor, andDulcie escapes London to her father's country estate.

Devising a way to get rid of Dulcie, Countess Eberley and her lesbian lady'smaid, Emma Trent, follow Dulcie to Surrey, there, to do away with her beforethe marriage deadline is reached as spelled out in the Earl's will.

Meanwhile, badly wounded, Griff is sent to an overcrowded London hospitalwhere he must recuperate or die. Can he overcome fever and hallucinationsquickly enough to save the girl he now knows he loves? Will Dulcie forgetthat she believes Griff is in cahoots with the Countess and forgive him forhis lies and seduction?


Visit her Website at:

WWW.BLAISEKILGALLEN.COM for excerpts and reviews on her backlist
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Jacqueline Paige

About Jacqueline Paige:

Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area.  No one has ever heard of Stayner, so she usually tells people she lives “near Collingwood” and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow. 

She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped.  Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.

When Jacqueline isn’t working at her ‘reality job’ or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around.  Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost,  shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.





The Magic Seasons Series

Book I -From Beltane Magic 

Can they survive their pasts to be together as they struggle to find a killer before the wheel turns again?
Book II -The Solstice Heat

Passion and magic that burns
Book III -Harvest Dreams

Armed with magic and a plan ...
Book IV -Autumn Dance

At the autumn gathering twelve angry and determined witches use their power to draw out the killer before anyone else can become a victim.

Book V - Winter Mist
When Patrick’s cover is blown and he is badly injured, the group of friends pull together to keep him and the recovering victim of a killer safe.  


Animal Trilogy 


Three women without knowledge of their true heritage...
Three men have waited for their mate all of their lives...
Hearts and tempers collide with wild passions and animal instincts.
Book 1
HeartYou can only hide for so long before fate steps in…
Is she strong enough to survive on her own?
Can he have her without succumbing to the responsibilities waiting for him?



TWICE CURSED


Will the curse's secrets be unraveled in time or does certain death await them both? 

Maddy is the oldest witchling to ever attend the Hidden Cove Academy, having been cursed as a teen; she’s forced to have a solitary life outside of her own magical community.  With her magic so dangerously unpredictable, she rarely takes the chance on mixing with the general public.
From one harmless trip to a museum she finds herself spellbound yet again by an invisible boundary, caused by a three hundred year old curse, dictating that Maddy must stay close to the stunningly sexy Colin.
Being stuck with a tall, dark, incredibly lick-able stranger can’t be all that bad, right? Until they discover if they get too close the spirits bound with the curse will take over their bodies ... at the same time if they’re too far from one another the curse will kill them both. 




Hidden Senses Trilogy


Book 1  Mystic Perceptions
What will be the price, this time, for the ability she doesn’t want?

Book 2  Dream Visions
Can the child be found before it’s too late or is she facing heartache again?




Jacqueline loves to hear from her readers, you can find her at


The Magic Season series:
  

The Hidden Senses Trilogy:



Salvation:


The Animal Trilogy:


Twice Cursed:


Other books by Jacqueline Paige:

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Sherry Derr-Wille / Shari Dare

About Sherry Derr-Wille
Mild Mannered wife, mother and grandmother by day, Sherry Derr-Wille spends her nights writing and writing and writing. Having been inspired by an English assignment in her sophomore year of high school, she had never quite finished the assignment. New stories pop into her head every day with never enough time to write them all.

A Wisconsin native, she grew up a country girl, but enjoys her “city” home. She and her husband of over 40 years, Bob, live in a mid-sized town close to the Illinois border. Deeming Bob “A Saint” for putting up with her she has never regretted marrying her high school sweetheart just two days after graduation in 1964.

Rhonda Poh's Mystery series
THE MAN IN THE LAKE 
Rhonda Pohs is doing what the chief of police considers a man’s job. When he sends her to notify the family of the man found floating in a small local lake, she finds herself embroiled in a murder unlike any ever seen in her small town.

The young wife of the older victim is the first targeted after his death, leaving no one in the family untouched by the horror of this murder. Even Rhonda fears for her life as she investigates this crime and finally solves the murder.

MURDER IN THE MEADOW 
After solving her first murder mystery, Rhonda has been hired by the county sheriff's department. Assured they give all the 'shit' work to the new detectives, she's not surprised when her first case takes her to the murder of an elderly farmer who is out spreading manure. The murder weapon is his own pitch fork and most of the evidence is being lost in a blinding St. Patrick's Day blizzard.

With her new partner, Phil Mason, she's determined to solve this baffling mystery and reunite a family that has been shattered for over thirty years.

MURDER BY MISTAKE 
For Rhonda Halloween means going to a costume party across the street from John Richardson’s farm. As usual he’s sitting on his porch dressed like a scarecrow, complete with a pumpkin head. To Rhonda’s horror she not only witnesses a drive by shooting, but realizes it isn’t John in the custume but his grandson, Sean. Dressed as Bonnie, from Bonnie and Clyde, she goes from party mode to full fledged detective in the blink of an eye.
Was the bullet meant for the kindly old farmer or his football star grandson? Rhonda hopes she can sort through all the suspects and come up with the name of the murder to say nothing of learning the motive.

REUNION FOR A MURDER 
When Rhonda is called to investigate the murder of Pete Potter, she finds she has more suspects than she knows what to do with. Classmates either Love – Hate – Or Don’t Give a Damn about good old Pete.
To confuse things further Rhonda uncovers not only Pete’s secret life in Madison, but also the business practices that are anything above board, leaving disgruntled clients, family and friends.
When bodies start to pile up, Rhonda realizes she doesn’t have just a random murder on her hands. She’s dealing with a murderer with a vendetta and all the markings of a serial killer.


Double M series:

DOUBLE M: THE MALLONS 
Mike Mallon is running away from his past. With his family’s history, it is expected he will go to Mexico. Instead he goes north and founds the Double M Ranch in Corbit, Montana. Once there his life is intertwined with the men and women in the valley. Especially his wife, Janet, his best friend Nevada, the half breed, Maggie, and the town’s founder, Ned Corbit.
When the past catches up with Mike, it destroys not only his family but also touches the lives of everyone else in the valley. For better or for worse, Mike’s temper ruins his relationship with many of those who have been closest to him.
Only a bazaar twist of fate can right the wrongs and bring Mike the peace he so desires.

THE KENDRICKS 
With the new millennium on the horizon, Mike Mallon is a senator in Washington DC, while Nevada Jennings is looking forward to a life and family with Marion Howe.
In this book, Katie and Steve Kendricks lead the Double M into the twentieth century. After Katie’s death Steve is left alone to watch as their children grow to adulthood to face World War I and the consequences that tragic battle brings about.
When their son, Mallon, refuses to return to the Double M after the war, the ranch becomes the responsibility of Suzanna and her husband, Clay, along with Nevada’s son, Ralph, and his British war bride, Barbara.
Together they work to bring prosperity to the ranch and peace between the children who grow up together in the same was as Suzanna and Ralph did a generation earlier.

THE PARKHURSTS 
The Depression brings a new venture into the family of the Double M. When Suzanna buys K-Chemical, she becomes a businesswoman. The purchase is for her son, Jeff, as she desperately wants to keep in on the Double M and not lose him to the larger cities of the East in the way her mother lost Mallon.

World War II brings the loss of life to the families in and around Corbit. As the shock wears off, Suzanna, now a widow and Ralph, who has been widowed for several years, find love and happiness in each other’s arms.
As Suzanna’s life draws to a close, she looks back on the things she has accomplished. She has lived through two world wars, the great depression, Korea and Vietnam. Her ranch business interests have prospered. Now her grandson, JP, is ready to take on the challenges of running the Double M.

THE JENNINGS 
With the deaths of Suzanna and Ralph, JP is left to take over the Double M while Kenlyn oversees the fortunes of the family through the investment firm where she works.

The future of K-Chemical/Colliers Industries rests in the hands of David Vasser and Scott Preston. The wars of the late 20th and early 21st century take their tolls as well on the residents of Corbit and the Double M.

MAN IN THE FOREST by Shari Dare
Laiani, a creature of the forest, has healing powers. When she uses them to help a human, a man named Gar, her 'people' banish her from the woods. Gar wishes to make her a woman in every way, further alientating her from her people, causing her to go into hiding from him.



D.O.L.L.S. DESIRABLE OLDER LADIES LOVE SPECIALISTS Book 1: GRACE by Shari Dare

We're Desirable Older Ladies Love Specialists and don’t think because we have snow on our roofs that the fire went out in our furnaces. Come on in, we want to get to know you better and have a—very good time.









SNAPPING TURTLE'S HONOR Whiskey Creek Press click here to purchase

SECRETS TRILOGY Book 1: SAYO Class Act Books
SECRETS TRILOGY Book 2: ROUND TREE  ClassAct Books
SECRETS TRILOGY Book 3: UMBA Class Act Books
DOUBLE M SERIES Whiskey Creek Press
QUADE'S SERIES Wings Press
RHONDA POH'S MYSTERY SERIES Class Act Books
Listing for 17 other stories by Sherry Derr-Wille Author site

WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR, GRANDMA? Wings ePress  click here to purchase
THE PREACHER TAKES A HUSBAND Wings Epress  click here to purchase
HELLO, DO YOU KNOW ME? Wings Press  click here to purchase
KATE ARMSTRONG: OVER-THE-HILL COED Wings ePress  click here to purchase
COFFEE, TEA or LOVE Wings ePress click here to purchase
A PRECIOUS JEWEL Wings ePress  click here to purchase

SHARI DARE BOOKS  Author Site

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Kathryn Meyer Griffith


About Kathryn Meyer Griffith...
Since childhood I’ve always been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. But I’d already begun writing novels at 21, over forty years ago now, and have had eighteen (ten romantic horror, two romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance and three murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books/Eternal Press and Amazon Kindle Direct.

I’ve been married to Russell for almost thirty-five years; have a son, James, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlyn, and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois called Columbia, which is right across the JB Bridge from St. Louis, Mo. We have three quirky cats, ghost cat Sasha, live cats Cleo and Sasha (Too), and the five of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die…or until my memory goes.


Four contemporary spooky short stories:
Ghost Brother
So what happens after you die? Do you go to heaven, or hell? Or do you go to a special place fashioned just for you based on the life you’d lived in the real world? Based on how you treated people? What you did to them?
And do ghosts exist? Do they roam the earth and plague the living, persuade them to do things they shouldn’t do?
Two brothers and their tale follow; their journey through life and death.
Do you believe in ghosts? Some do.

Running with the Train
Sarah has always been lonely. Searching for a love she’s begun to believe will never come. Her family and friends depend on her, need her…but they can’t give her what she wants. True, eternal love. Like the wolves have.
So she goes on an adventure of a lifetime to the Grand Canyon; rides the train from Williams to the South Rim and sees these huge wolves running alongside in the evening twilight; scurrying unbelievably below on the Canyon’s ledges among the trees. She’s told there are no wolves but she hears their haunting cries. No one else sees or hears them. Just her.
Has her loneliness made her crazy?

The Banshee and the Witch
What would you do to live forever, stay young forever? To find true love again?
And if you were a white witch with the magical powers to make it happen…and the secret of how to do it, would you?
So when the banshee comes calling for you one rainy dark night you’ll do what you have to do to get what you desire the most. More time.

Too Close to the Edge
Artist Penelope had been looking forward to going with her husband, sister and brother-in-law to see the Grand Canyon…even though she was terrified of heights and, when she got there, couldn’t bear to get too close to the edge. She watched people balancing on one foot, acting foolish, taking photos, oblivious of the death waiting below them. It scared her.
Especially when a woman relates a story of a small child that fell into the Canyon the day before. Over the edge.
Then she sees a young girl go over the rim and no one will believe her.
For there was no child that had died–that day anyway.
Was she seeing things that weren’t there, or was there another explanation?



  
Human No Longer, a vampire novel by Kathryn Meyer Griffith:
Jenny and Jeff Sanders become victims of a bizarre crime; leaving Jeff dead and Jenny in a temporary coma. She returns to her children. With Jeff’s death she must move back to her childhood home, a haunted farmhouse, in Summer Haven, Florida, where once they destroyed a family of vampires.
Jenny has no appetite. She’s edgy. Her eyes hurt. She thinks it could be trauma or grief. Until one night she can’t resist the night woods or the overpowering urge to drink warm animals’ blood–and accepts the truth. Her attackers were vampires.
Now she’s becoming what she once reviled. She can’t abandon her children but must find a way to live in the human world. At night she hunts, in the day hides what she’s becoming and attempts to fit in.
Then townspeople begin dying. Like years before. With her blackouts, she fears she may be the killer, or is it her vampire attackers? For they've found her and demand she joins them–or her family will die. She resists until they kidnap her children. Then she has to find a way to outwit and ultimately destroy them. 


Scraps of Paper-Revised Author’s Edition by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Abigail Sutton’s beloved husband walks out one night, doesn’t return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of a long ago crime. It’s made her sympathetic to the missing and their families.
Starting her new life, Abigail moves to small town and buys a fixer-upper house left empty when old Edna Summers died. Once it was also home to Edna’s younger sister, Emily, and her two children, Jenny and Christopher, who, people believe, drove away one night, thirty years ago, and just never came back.
But in renovating the house Abigail finds scraps of paper hidden behind baseboards and tucked beneath the porch that hint the three could have been victims of foul play.
Then she finds their graves hidden in the woods behind the house and with the help of the eccentric townspeople and ex-homicide detective, Frank Lester, she discovers the three were murdered. Then she and Frank try to uncover who killed them and why…but in the process awaken the ire of the murderer. ***

***This book is the first of a series. The second book, All Things Slip Away, where Abigail and Frank’s sleuthing adventures continue is also for sale on Amazon.


DINOSAUR LAKE
Ex-cop Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for eight years and he likes his park and his life the way it’s been. Safe. Tranquil. Predictable. But he’s about to be tested in so many ways. First the earthquakes begin…people begin to go missing…then there’s some mysterious water creature that’s taken up residence in the caves below Crater Lake and it’s not only growing in size, it’s aggressive and cunning…and very hungry.
And it’s decided it likes human beings. To eat.
And it can come up onto land.
So Henry, with the help of his wife, Ann; a young paleontologist named Justin; and a band of brave men, must not only protect his park and his people from the monster but somehow find where it lives and destroy it…before it can kill again. 


A TIME OF DEMONS by Kathryn Meyer Griffith Blurb: Since Cassandra Graystone was a child and her family perished in a fire she knows and sees things other people don’t…when someone will die or that a demon lurks beneath a human skin. She sees phantoms. Yet she craves a simple life singing out with her musician brother, Johnny, and caring for her elderly aunt and uncle; to be with her friends, Sarah, a psychic, and Walter, a clown in a carnival circuit. But when Sarah sees apocalyptic events in her tarot cards and demons are everywhere, Cassandra fears she’s going insane or something terrifying is happening in the world.
Rayner, an ancient blood demon, lodges next door. He becomes obsessed with her. Never having felt pity or affection for a human before he believes he loves her, would die to protect her. The demon realm gathers for the final confrontation between us, Rayner warns. The apocalypse comes. You and your friends must prepare.
Cassandra flees that knowledge until an angelic being, Manasseh, appears. Your powers will grow. You must fight for humanity’s survival after the first wave is taken. Seek out others like you. Persuade them to join the battle. Only these can see and challenge the demons until the end when all eyes see them. She doesn’t want her life to change; doesn’t want to be a nomad who battles demons. Doesn’t want to be anyone’s protector.  Until a tornado flattens Sarah’s house. Johnny’s apartment. There are monsters maiming and killing everywhere. Demons persecute her and those she loves, burn down her home and force her family and friends onto the road, as everywhere cataclysmic weather and signs of the end days make things hellish for humans. Cassandra and her friends can no longer deny their destinies. They must fight…or see the remnants of humanity engulfed in flames.


Egyptian Heart Audio Book now available at ACX here: http://tinyurl.com/cgyhl66
Witches Audio Book here: http://tinyurl.com/ltsx963
Novels and short stories from Kathryn Meyer Griffith:
Evil Stalks the Night (Leisure, 1984; Damnation Books, 2012)
The Heart of the Rose (Leisure, 1985; Eternal Press Author’s Revised Edition 2010)
Blood Forge (Leisure, 1989; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2012)
Vampire Blood (Zebra, 1991; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)
The Last Vampire (Zebra, 1992; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition 2010)
Witches (Zebra, 1993; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition 2011)
The Nameless One (short story in 1993 Zebra Anthology Dark Seductions; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)
The Calling (Zebra, 1994; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)
All Things Slip Away (Avalon Books Murder Mystery, 2006…Amazon Kindle Direct ebook & paperback 2013)
Egyptian Heart (The Wild Rose Press, 2007; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011) My self-made
Winter’s Journey (The Wild Rose Press, 2008; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011)
You Tube Book Trailer address: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZYCs2DVhHg
The Ice Bridge (The Wild Rose Press, 2008; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011)
Don’t Look Back, Agnes novella & bonus short story: In This House (2008; ghostly romantic short story out; Eternal Press 2012) You Tube Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3q9rZryFMo
BEFORE THE END: A Time of Demons (Damnation Books 2010) 
You Tube self-made Book trailer with original song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0-U9c2Lwfo
The Woman in Crimson (Eternal Press 2010)
You Tube Book Trailer Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRBvDI5G4Y
The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction: Volume 1 (I did the Introduction)
4 Spooky Short Stories (Amazon Kindle 2012)
Telling Tales of Terror (I did the chapter on Putting the Occult into your Fiction)
Dinosaur Lake (from Amazon Kindle Direct 2012)
Human No Longer (Amazon Kindle 2013)
Scraps of Paper –Revised Author’s Edition (Avalon Books Murder Mystery, 2003; Amazon Kindle 2013)

My Websites:
http://www.myspace.com/kathrynmeyergriffith (to see all my book trailers with original music by my singer/songwriter brother JS Meyer)

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