Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-17-13

Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

By Sebastian Cole / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (123 reviews)

Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love

Noah Hartman, eighty years old, lies sick in a hospital bed recounting his life of love and loss to Josh, a wise and compassionate orderly who stopped in to bring him dinner. As Noah’s loved ones arrive one by one to see him, they listen in on his story, and we’re transported back in time to Noah’s younger years.

Though outwardly seeming to have it all, Noah, now thirty-five, is actually an empty, lost, and broken man running on automatic pilot. He has no true identity due to having allowed his powerful, wealthy parents to manipulate, control, and brainwash him from a young age. With the threat of disinheritance and withholding love and approval if he doesn’t comply with the plan they have for his life, Noah is lured in by the reward of great wealth and the illusion of running the family business empire some day. In truth, however, Noah is like a regular, everyday guy living a life that was not meant for him.

Enter Robin, twenty-five years old, who — in direct contrast to Noah — is a vivacious, free spirit. Full of life and always living in the moment, Robin’s love saves Noah by inspiring him to stand up to his parents and live his own life at all costs, reclaiming his true self.

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Addicted to Him

By Lauren Dodd / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (58 reviews)

Addicted to Him

I never knew you could get addicted to people….until I met Seth.

I just wanted to escape. I had a huge secret and I was trying to run away from it as fast as I could. I managed to get myself shipped a thousand miles away for the summer to my estranged father and perky new stepmother’s house. Nobody knew me there and that’s the way I liked it. I didn’t have to be the screwed-up girl with the terrible secret anymore; I could be anybody I wanted to be.
Being sequestered at Dad’s house turned out to be amazing. I started wondering if somehow I could convince him to keep me forever and then I might have a shot at a normal life for a change. Enter hot, mysterious, moody Seth and my desire to become a permanent resident of Colorado just quadrupled.
I had never met anyone like Seth. I trusted him more than I had ever trusted anyone. I craved his lips, his body, and his touch. It didn’t take long for me to become totally addicted to him. The way he could get my body to respond was incredible. Before long I was spilling every dark secret I had to him never dreaming that he would someday use that knowledge against me.
I should have known my fairy tale wouldn’t last forever. Secrets that I prayed would never see the light of day were soon exposed, changing my life forever. I couldn’t run anymore. I had to decide if I wanted to stay the same girl who never fights for herself, or try to find the strength inside myself to live the life I knew I had always deserved.

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Just Ella

By Annette K. Larsen / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (46 reviews)

Just Ella

Ariella was only looking for a distraction, something to break up the monotony of palace life. What she found was a young man willing to overlook her title and show her a new and vibrant way of life. But when her growing feelings for Gavin spiral out of control and clash with the expectations of her station, she will discover that the consequences of her curiosity are far more severe than she’d imagined.

“I watched in helpless horror as two guards hauled Gavin to his feet and dragged him from the room. My voice was frozen, unable to protest as another guard took hold of my arm, leading me upstairs. From the confines of my room, I stared into the darkness beyond my window, hoping to catch one more glimpse of Gavin. He was gone, and I wondered if he would have been better off if he had never met me.”

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Second Chance Romance

By Sophie Monroe / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (122 reviews)

Second Chance Romance

Julia Kline, known by her friends as Jules, had a rough time growing up with a dad that travelled constantly and a mom that was anything but a mother.
When she’s six she meets her new neighbor Noah Sinclair. The pair quickly become best friends. He looks after her and when they’re teenagers their relationship turns romantic. They didn’t account for Jules’ malicious mother stepping in and tearing them apart, leaving Jules broken hearted.

Present Day:
Jules is going for her Master’s degree and working as dancer at a high-end gentleman’s club to pay for it. She lives with her best friend, Ellie, who’s also a dancer. She’s getting ready to graduate and go out into the real world and finally start living her life. Around the same time her boss informs them that the club has been rented out for a bachelor party. She thinks that it will be just like any other night until she walks out on stage and sees Noah Sinclair. The boy that broke his promises and her heart. To make things worse he’s the bachelor. He tries to get her to talk to him, but she’s stronger now and blows him off. He’s not giving up that easily because he wants answers of his own.

Throw in a crazy fiancé and a couple of hilarious best friends and enjoy the ride. Will Noah and Jules get their second chance? Or will the past decide the future?

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The 13th Enumeration (The Thirteenth Series – Book 1)

By William Struse / Genre: Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (107 reviews)

The 13th Enumeration (The Thirteenth Series - Book 1)

In 43 AD, Levi ben Cheleph, a Roman customs official, composes a controversial genealogy of Jesus. For the next nineteen centuries, this list becomes one of the most disputed texts of the New Testament and the basis for one of the most important biblical secrets of all time. The 13th Enumeration is the key to that forgotten secret.

Darius Zaridast, CEO of Aquarius Elemental Solutions, is on a quest to destroy those he believes are responsible for the death of his father and the status of his homeland, Persia, as a third-world dictatorship ruled by religious fanatics. Darius finds evidence that this group, which he calls the Order, is also part of a centuries-old conspiracy to keep the secret of the 13th Enumeration. This secret, he learns, is their greatest fear because it is the key to information that could destroy them.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-15-13

Diving Into Love (Unexpected Romance, Book 1)

By Kate Benzin / Genre: Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (9 reviews)

Diving Into Love (Unexpected Romance, Book 1)

Lauren thought her life was over. That was the end of romance.
But Lauren decided to take the honeymoon by herself. What better way to get over a guy than to take the trip that he paid for.

She’d always wanted to learn to scuba dive and this was her chance – even if she had to go alone.

What is waiting for Lauren in Indonesia at the beach dive resort?

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Attorney’s Run (Nick Teffinger Thriller)

By R.J. Jagger / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (28 reviews)

Attorney's Run (Nick Teffinger Thriller)

Fresh out of law school, London Vaughn discovers there’s no room in Denver’s prominent law firms for a middle-of-the-class graduate. While barely making ends meet as a waitress, she encounters a beautiful woman who engages her services irrespective that she has no experience, no office and no reputation. Almost immediately, London and her client are thrust into the deadly throes of a high-stakes international thriller of unimaginable scope.

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Resilient

By Patricia Vanasse / Genre: Science Fiction, Teen, Young Adult / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (11 reviews)

Resilient

Livia has never felt like she fits in. As normal as it sounds, Livia is anything but ordinary. She can feel every emotion of every single person around her, and it’s maddening. In pursuit of some psychic quiet, she moves with her family from New York City to Whidbey Island in the lush and sleepy Pacific Northwest. But when a horseback riding accident in her new home gives her a broken leg that heals in a day, she finds that another unexplainable ability has manifested, and her life isn’t about to get any easier.

Adam has no problem fitting in and making friends. In fact, he’s the top of the school, the boy everyone knows and loves. However, people only see what he allows them to. No one knows what Adam is truly capable of. After witnessing Livia’s accident, Adam sees something intriguing in her quick recovery, something that gives him hope that he’s not alone.

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A Bride for Christmas (Sweet Regency Novella)

By Aileen Fish / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)

A Bride for Christmas (Sweet Regency Novella)

The Christmas season has always been important to Nash Sinclair. Home from the war and surrounded by his large, loving family, he realizes what is missing from his life: a wife. Not too surprisingly, he is looking at his sister-in-law’s rather becoming (and unmarried) sister when he makes the decision.

Lady Julianna intends to remain unmarried, having no need for a husband to live the life of her dreams. Rather than explain her unusual choice, she insists only a man who slays dragons would suit her, and since dragons don’t exist, neither does her ideal beau.

Not one to turn away from a challenge, Nash enlists the aid of his nieces and nephews in a scheme sure to win Lady Julianna’s affection. But as he comes to know the lady better, he realizes he’s risking his own heart. When did his silly idea become a crucial quest?

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In Stereo Where Available

By Becky Anderson / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)

In Stereo Where Available

Phoebe Kassner didn’t set out to become a 29-year-old virgin, but she is, and, having just been dumped by her boyfriend, she doesn’t see that situation changing anytime soon. Meanwhile, her twin sister Madison—aspiring actress, small-time model, and queen of the short attention span—has just been eliminated on the first round of Singing Sensation. Things aren’t looking so great for either of them, but when Phoebe, victim of a fake phone number written on a cocktail napkin, receives a surprise voice mail from a guy named Jerry, she takes pity on him and calls, setting in motion a serendipitous love story neither of them saw coming. And suddenly Madison has a romance of her own, as one of 12 women competing for two men on a ruthless, over-the-top reality show. As Phoebe falls in love with the jilted high school English teacher who never intended to call her in the first place, Madison’s falling in love, too, clawing and fighting her way through a tide of adorable blondes.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-13-13

Valkyrie Rising

By Ingrid Paulson / Genre: Mythology, Fantasy / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (60 reviews)

Valkyrie Rising

Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. And maybe she’ll finally get out from under the shadow of her way-too-perfect big brother, Graham, while she’s there.What Ellie doesn’t anticipate is Graham’s infuriating best friend, Tuck, tagging along for the trip. Nor did she imagine boys going missing amid rumors of impossible kidnappings. Least of all does she expect that something powerful and ancient will awaken in her and that strange whispers will urge Ellie to claim her place among mythological warriors. Instead of peace and quiet, suddenly there’s a lot for a girl from L.A. to handle on a summer sojourn in Norway! And when Graham vanishes, it’s up to Ellie—and the ever-sarcastic, if undeniably alluring, Tuck—to uncover the truth about all the disappearances and thwart the nefarious plan behind them.Deadly legends, hidden identities, and tentative romance swirl together in one girl’s unexpectedly epic coming-of-age.

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Shadows (A Lux Novella)

By Jennifer L. Armentrout / Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (179 reviews)

Shadows (A Lux Novella)

The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane. Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in. Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence…and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.

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Linked Through Time

By Jessica Tornese / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (48 reviews)

Linked Through Time

Fifteen-year-old Kate Christenson is pretty sure she’s about to experience the worst possible summer at her grandparents’ rural farm in Baudette, Minnesota. Without cable, cell phones, or computers, she is headed for total isolation and six tedious weeks of boredom.
Until the storm.
A freak lightning accident has Kate waking up in 1960.
But she is not herself. She’s the aunt she never met but has eerily resembled her entire life.
Thrust into living a dirt-poor, rural farm existence, Kate struggles to make sense of her situation – a boyfriend with a dark side, a “townie” who steals her heart, and the knowledge that 1960 is the very summer her aunt drowns in the local river.
But was the drowning an accident or a suicide… or something much worse?

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The Omen of the Crow

By Jude Randazzo / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

The Omen of the Crow

Click… Click… CLICK!

The delicate sound of a camera shutter penetrates the silence with menace in a rugged, isolated, wooded area where a small plane has crashed. It’s not possible that in this place, at this time, someone could be hidden from sight, photographing the scene. Or is it?

Tess Kincaid is a modest, reserved professional golfer who is finally coming into her own. The success that propels her into the national spotlight has put her in the cross hairs of a disturbed photographer, and his laser-focused path to her is twisted and full of suspense. In this lightning-fast tale of intrigue with a dark underpinning, she is forced to confront a terrifying accident and a sinister threat lurking out of sight, yet in the range of a telephoto lens.

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My Lord Wicked (Historical Regency Romance)

By Cheryl Bolen / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (48 reviews)

My Lord Wicked (Historical Regency Romance)

What woman would dare make her home at eerie Marshbanks Abbey, perched on a stony hill in remote Northumbria? It is said its owner, the brilliant botanist, Lord Stacks, killed his beautiful bride there ten years earlier.

Unaware of the tales of Lord Stacks’ wickedness, Freddie Lambeth comes to live with her guardian, and through his caring blossoms from a plain, shabbily dressed girl to a lovely young woman. Freddie and Lord Stacks come to need each other as his flowers need sunshine, but Stacks cannot allow himself to love her. His own wickedness has destroyed any chance for happiness.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-12-13

Easy Bake Coven

By Liz Schulte / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (54 reviews)

Easy Bake Coven

For Selene Warren being a witch is no big deal. She dabbles in harmless magic with her friends and never thinks much about it. However, when a stranger who seems to know her shows up at her studio and her grandmother is brutally attacked, her simple life becomes complicated.
A world of elves, half-elves, fae—and one peculiar Sekhmet named Femi open up to her. She will discover that fairy tales are real, politics are ugly in any world, and there is a lot more to her life than she ever dreamed possible.
This new reality threatens swallow Selene whole, but with a forgotten past beating down her door, she will have to dive in to save her future.

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Romancing Lady Stone (A School of Gallantry Novella)

By Delilah Marvelle / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (15 reviews)

Romancing Lady Stone (A School of Gallantry Novella)

He believes in destiny. She just wants to survive it…

At forty, Lady Cecilia Evangeline Stone thinks she has everything a woman could ever want. A title, a fortune, and four children who make her proud. After a marriage of convenience that was anything but convenient, she has no desire to complicate her life by including a man in it again. When her eldest son announces his engagement to a Russian actress in Saint Petersburg, Cecilia sets out to do what any good mother would do: stop the wedding. Unfortunately, destiny has other plans.

Konstantin Alexie Levin never considered himself to be a villain. In fact, he considers himself to be a Russian gentleman. Having grown up in a refined and well-educated family that embraced criminal life to avoid debtor’s prison, the only thing preventing him from knowing happiness is the rest of the world. Everything changes, however, when Konstantin is given a chance to start life anew and travel to London to collect an unexpected reward for saving a man’s life. To his surprise, he is about to become a hero at midnight to a beautiful aristocrat who desperately needs his help. The problem is…he wants to do more than save Lady Stone. He wants to make the woman his, all his.

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Saving Sailor: A Novel

By Renee Riva / Genre: Christian Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (77 reviews)

Saving Sailor: A Novel

The year is 1968. After spending the first half of summer vacation driving her Italian family crazy with her fake southern accent, 10-year old A.J. finds a soul mate on the other side of the island to divert her attention. 

She is intrigued to learn that Danny shares her same burning desire to know God and realizes that few people her age think as deeply as the two of them do. However, the depth of their newfound faith and friendship is soon tested when Danny’s father betrays his wife.

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Starring in the Movie of My Life

By Laurel Osterkamp / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (28 reviews)

Starring in the Movie of My Life

Samantha acts without thinking. Her heart is huge while her sense of purpose is small; she’s willing to fight for those she loves, but she’s never learned to fight for herself. Eighteen-year-old Melody is cold and calculating, and she’s driven by the desire to better herself. As these compelling yet deeply flawed women battle for the affections of twenty-five-year-old Nathan, he becomes increasingly confused and torn between them. 

Stylistically influenced by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, Starring in the Movie of my Life is told alternately from both Samantha’s and Melody’s points-of-view and relates two complete yet combined stories about love, acceptance, and redemption. It speaks to our universal desire to be saved by the ones we love, and the monumental effort required to save ourselves. 

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Blurred Lines Volumes 1-4 (Blurred Lines, Distorted Lines, Crossed Lines, Dirty Lines)

By Breena Wilde / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 reviews)

Blurred Lines Volumes 1-4 (Blurred Lines, Distorted Lines, Crossed Lines, Dirty Lines)

Hooking has four important rules.

Cash only.
Use protection.
Carry mace.
Don’t fall in love.

Twenty-year-old Cadence is a prostitute and she lives by the rules. They keep her alive, and they keep her heart protected. But when she agrees to take one last job to get out from under her pimp, she discovers some of the rules might be worth breaking.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 09-11-13

Veer (Clayton Falls)

By Alyssa Rose Ivy / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (59 reviews)

Veer (Clayton Falls)

Only when you let go can you learn to live.

Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it’s been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.

Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do with a girl who is only in town for the summer.

When the two give in to their impossible attraction, they realize that they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.

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Tuesday’s Child (Psychic Visions 1)

By Dale Mayer / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (357 reviews)

Tuesday's Child (Psychic Visions 1)

What she doesn’t want…is exactly what he needs.

Shunned and ridiculed all her life for something she can’t control, Samantha Blair hides her psychic abilities and lives on the fringes of society. Against her will, however, she’s tapped into a killer—or rather, his victims. Each woman’s murder, blow-by-blow, ravages her mind until their death releases her back to her body. Sam knows she must go to the authorities, but will the rugged, no-nonsense detective in charge of tracking down the killer believe her?

Detective Brandt Sutherland only trusts hard evidence, yet Sam’s visions offer clues he needs to catch a killer. The more he learns about her incredible abilities, however, the clearer it becomes that Sam’s visions have put her in the killer’s line of fire. Now Brandt must save her from something he cannot see or understand…and risk losing his heart in the process.

As danger and desire collide, passion raises the stakes in a game Sam and Brandt don’t dare lose.

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Off Sides

By Sawyer Bennett / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (424 reviews)

Off Sides

“I’m not sure what possessed me to do it. Maybe it was the impossible expectations I faced, maybe it was my own self-loathing. But I just knew I needed something different to happen. I needed someone…something…to derail me from my current path. Otherwise, I would become lost…a hollowed out shell of a man. So I did it. I approached her, then I pursued her, then I made her mine. And my life was saved…”

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. Congressman and captain of his university’s hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family’s public image.

Forced to abandon her music career after the heart breaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success.

With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the correct path to self-fulfillment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Particularly when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in just ten short days…

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DOMINATUS

By D.W. Ulsterman / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (127 reviews)

DOMINATUS

The United States is no more…and hidden away within the isolated wilderness of Alaska’s interior resides the tiny community of Dominatus. There lives a small but diverse group of people seeking out simple lives of personal liberty and freedom, but who now face termination under the oppressive and deadly regime of the New United Nations. They will fight and if need be, die for an America that once was. An America before being swallowed up by the monster of tyrannical global governance. An America before the mandates. An America before the government drone killings. An America before the New United Nations…

Mac stood with both hands hanging from his side as each of the vehicles came to a stop nearly fifty or so feet from us. He glanced over briefly to the tree-line where Keith remained hidden.

After several more minutes, the door to one of the vehicles opened and Carol Denny emerged, making his way slowly toward Mac.

“I didn’t want things to go down like this Mac…I hope you believe me on that. But…I told you…after what you did yesterday…they were watching…have a record of everything. And now…it’s out of my hands from here.”

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Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

By Julie Kenner / Genre: Demons & Devils, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (81 reviews)

Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom

Kate Connor is your average, everyday mom with two kids, a husband, and one very big secret … she used to be a Demon Hunter for a secret arm of the Vatican. Now retired, she’s more interested in the domestic than the demonic. So when she catches sight of a demon in Wal-Mart, she tells herself it’s some other Hunter’s problem. But when that demon attacks her in her kitchen, retirement is no longer an option.

Now Kate has to kick a little demon butt, figure out why the creatures are trying to take her out and take over her home town, and at the same time take care of her 2 year old, deal with a hormonal 14 year old, get the family to Catholic mass on time, and try to keep her past a secret from her daughter and her husband.

She’s a little out of practice, but hey … if she can juggle two kids and an impromptu dinner party, ridding the town of demons should be a piece of cake. Like the saying goes, Carpe Demon … and Kate intends to do just that.

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