Monday, April 29, 2019

The Wiccan Way Series by Nicole Coverdale - Guest Spot!

Good morning everyone! Today, I'm hosting The Wiccan Way series by Nicole Coverdale. 

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Destiny
Awaits
The
Wiccan Way Book 1
by
Nicole Coverdale
Genre:
Paranormal Urban Fantasy

For
as long as the earth has been afloat, demons, witches, Gods, and
angels have walked among us. Unknown to the human world, and now the
time has come for four sisters to embrace a destiny…





Josslyn,
Jade, and Julie Morgan never imagined magic was real. That is until
they visited their grandmother’s grave. Now a journal their
deceased mother left for them, a symbol they all know too well, and
an earthquake in Minnesota has them all believing in the
impossible…

They’re
witches. Good witches, destined to keep the human world safe from the
demonic forces that plague mankind, and now they have powers. Magical
powers. Josslyn can freeze time, Jade can control electrical forces,
and Julie can see the future. But, another surprise awaits them.
Jasmine Nichols, a young woman who looks the spitting image of their
mother. She’s their sister, and she can move things with her
mind.

Adjusting
to their new life as witches, coming to grips with the fact they have
another sister, and to control their newfound powers the sisters find
themselves on a trip to the past to get answers. But as they search
for answers… an even greater threat is coming. The demonic world
now knows about them, and they want one thing. Their powers.






Once
Upon a Hallow's Eve
The
Wiccan Way Book 2

On
all Hallow’s Eve, as Josslyn, Jade, Julie, and Jasmine look to have
a good ole time at the annual masquerade party, someone is planning
to take away the very happy endings they grew up with…


Life
has been anything but easy for Josslyn, Jade, Julie, and Jasmine ever
since they found out they were witches. After an epic showdown with
Satan four months ago, things are finally slowing down. Jade has
gotten her bar and restaurant up and running. Both Julie and Jasmine
have gone back to school. Josslyn… she’s still struggling with
what she wants to do with her life. But as Halloween rolls up, they
all know one thing. They want to have a good time!


Little
do they know an evil witch is threatening to ruin their four-month
hiatus from the demonic world. Sucking them each into a different
fairytale. Fairytales, whose endings have been altered. Now it’s up
to Josslyn, Jade, Julie, and Jasmine to right the fairytales before
happy endings cease to exist.






Crossroads
The
Wiccan Way Book 3

When
light and dark collide, one sister must make a choice that could
change their lives… forever.

In
the wake of the tragedy that struck on Halloween night, Josslyn,
Jade, Julie, and Jasmine are shocked to learn the truth about Sky. He
has no heart—someone stole it and now they are bound to get it
back. When Jade, Jasmine, and Sky embark on a trip to the heavens to
find his heart, they realize things are not as they seem. Black
angels have taken over the heavens and they want one thing—Jasmine
and Sky dead.
But
the heavens have a silver lining. A psychic, who is tasked with
helping Jade find the answers to the questions she seeks by taking
her on a journey to her past, present, and future. What she sees
changes everything, but time is running out. For she can only focus
on one thing… the threat to the future.
For
down on earth, something has gone terribly wrong. For the underworld
has risen to the surface and one sister has turned to the dark side.




Born
and raised in the Midwest, Nicole Coverdale writes in several
different genres: Mystery, suspense, romance, fantasy, and the
paranormal. She is the writer of the urban fantasy series, Wiccan
Way, set in St. Paul, MN, about four sisters who find out they are
witches, and while adapting to their newfound powers, uncover hidden
family secrets none of them knew existed. She is also the author of
the Randolph Saga, which follows Elena Rodriquez's family, as they
are targeted by a rogue organization that wants to ruin Elena and
everything she holds dear.





With
several books already mapped out, Nicole spends most of her days on
the computer, letting the words flow, but when she's not writing she
loves to shop, binge on Netflix or Hulu, cook, bake, and in the fall
loves nothing more than a good football game. Go Pack Go!






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Mystical Slayers Trilogy by Michael W. Huard - Guest Spot!

Good morning everyone! Today, I'm hosting MYSTICAL SLAYERS TRILOGY by Michael W. Huard. It looks like a good series, go check it out!

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Land
of the Free
Mystical
Slayers Book 1
by
Michael W. Huard


Genre:
Dystopian SciFi Fantasy

LIVE
FREE OR DIE in this Sci-Fi & Fantasy Adventure of a Lifetime! All
hope lies with a SISTERHOOD of amazing Martial Arts Masters. It's a
31st Century battle of ROBOTS VS. GIRLS. One thing is for sure; the
women have learned that LIBERTY is not given; it is TAKEN!


In
the year 3016, the United States of America has fallen into great
despair. The advent of advanced technology, AI, robotics, and a
power-hungry corporation rule the nation. However, there is hope. A
WONDER WOMAN like sisterhood of enhanced, highly intelligent,
patriotic ladies are out to make the country free again.

THE
HORROR STORY SO FAR

Your
friendly leaders of the 31st century are now a boys club of rich
aging men. This greedy Corporation now controls all gas, oil,
healthcare and everyone’s standard of living. They govern with
ruthless robots, droids, clones, and cyborgs; all with top-notch
artificial intelligence; many with terminator programming.




NO
ONE CAN STOP THEM

The USA needs a real-life super-hero,
but in reality there is no Captain America. The country will have to
settle for one amazing group of beautiful, God loving, spiritual,
freedom fighting women; heroines whom have learned that JUSTICE is
not FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!




Raise
your sword and laser guns up high. The Mystical Slayers have arrived!









Hope
Bringers
Mystical
Slayers Book 2

The
BATTLE for Liberty & Justice continues. The strong women of The
Sisterhood have struck a serious blow to the Y-Wood Corporation; but
the Tyranny remains.


Our
heroes are now branded as complete outlaws and to speak of God in any
such manner will result in certain death; yet for these women, faith
has chosen them. To be a true patriot one must fight to the bitter
end, and the time has come once more to send waves of “Hope”
throughout the land.

However,
a powerful robotic army led by an overzealous general and two of the
most highly regarded super robot specimens now stand in their way;
but these are the Mystical Slayers, and they will not stop until
America is free.

THE
HORROR STORY SO FAR

Your
friendly leaders of the 31st century are now a boys club of rich
aging men. This greedy Corporation now controls all gas, oil,
healthcare and everyone’s standard of living. They govern with
ruthless robots, droids, clones, and cyborgs; all with top-notch
artificial intelligence; many with terminator programming. NO ONE CAN
STOP THEM The USA needs a real-life super-hero, but in reality there
is no Captain America.

The
country will have to settle for one amazing group of beautiful, God
loving, spiritual, freedom fighting women; heroines whom have learned
that LIBERTY is not given; it is TAKEN! Raise your sword and laser
guns up high.

The
Mystical Slayers have arrived!











Freedom
Mystical
Slayers Book 3

STRONG
- SPIRITUAL - PATRIOTIC – WOMEN


All
hail this secret sisterhood of kick-butt women!

This
is it, the EPIC CONCLUSION in the Mystical Slayers fight against
tyranny.

The
sisters and their allies have decided to take the fight right to the
powerful, 31st century, robotics, Y-Wood Corporation; their sights
now set on liberating the nation’s one-time, historic, capital
region, Washington D.C.

GET
READY FOR SOME BIG SURPRISES

It’s
going to be one crazy, tough battle, and our fearless leader Raegan
and her companions will not stop until old glory waves again.

A
Dystopian Masterpiece (5 stars)

-
Amazon Reviewer

In
the year 3016, the United States of America has fallen into great
despair. The advent of advanced technology, AI, robotics, and a
power-hungry corporation rule the nation. However, there is hope. A
WONDER WOMAN like sisterhood of enhanced, highly intelligent,
patriotic martial arts masters are out to make the country free
again.

THE
HORROR STORY SO FAR

Your
friendly leaders of the 31st century are now a boys club of rich
aging men. This greedy Corporation now controls all gas, oil,
healthcare and everyone’s standard of living. They govern with
ruthless robots, droids, clones, and cyborgs;
all
with top-notch artificial intelligence; many with terminator
programming.

NO
ONE CAN STOP THEM

The
USA needs a real-life super-hero, but in reality there is no Captain
America. The country will have to settle for one amazing group of
beautiful, God loving, spiritual, freedom fighting women; heroines
whom have learned that LIBERTY is not given; it is TAKEN!

Raise
your sword and laser guns up high. The Mystical Slayers have arrived!









Michael
W. Huard is a second generation martial artist, dungeons &
dragons fanatic, sci-fi, and fantasy nerd, and simply a human being
on a voyage in time. Make sure to check out his Gothic Fairy Tales
series of bewitching fantasy stories. Also, Michael's 31st century,
fantasy and science fiction books "The Mystical Slayers"are
a female empowering, kick butt, dystopian series gathering rave
reviews all over the world.








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Saturday, April 27, 2019

April Showers Are Bringing Blossoming Romances...

Good Morning everyone! I'm not hosting anyone today, for once. I'm trying to keep my weekends open for updates on what's happening in my world, and once in a while, host a fellow eXtasy Books or Devine Destinies author.

Writing...

I'm still plugging away at the greatly anticipated sequel to Stricken, aka "Stricken Book 2". I wrapped up Chapter 6 this week with a few huge events, and an awkward moment for the leads. Things are really starting to get tense, with the thought of the antagonist finding out a secret, and the sexual tension humming between the leads. It needs work, but the rough draft is coming along nicely.

Blog Tours

May is almost booked solid for hosting blog tours... Three of them are books done by our own Denise Wheatley, and I'm also hosting one for Maggie Blackbird - all done by Silver Dagger Tours. Some days, I'll be hosting two or three tours! Everyone, the authors I host are wonderful people, and so talented... Please check out at least one of their books! You may find a new favorite author!

(And if you want to do a blog tour, talk to Maia at Silver Dagger Tours, she's amazing!)

Upcoming Guest Spot!

I am doing another guest appearance on Denise Wheatley's blog - she wants me to put the spotlight on Stricken. I will be on her blog on FRIDAY MAY 2, 2019. There will be an excerpt, and the usual chatter about a book. I'm also including something, which has Denise excited and me shaking in my black and purple sneakers...

I will be revealing the Series Title that starts off with Stricken, as well as the name of Book 2, and its tagline on Denise's blog.

This is a *huge* step for me. Book 2 is still in its first draft. Normally I keep my mouth shut about a book's title, storyline, characters and everything else until it's ready to be sent off, or it's about to be published.

You have to be open to sharing your work - no matter how rough it is - with others in order to get everyone interested, and to keep yourself motivated to finish it and get it out there.

I hope I will be able to announce that Book 2 will be available sometime in the next year or so. It all hinges on how things go with my writing time - the amount I get, and if I can train myself to write with Hubby home. I want this done so I can get it sent off to my crit group, and do anything it needs so I can send it to eXtasy Books.

As Viktor Campbell said in Stricken, "Life isn't worth living without the risk."

How true!

Have a great weekend everyone... I am hosting seven people on my blog next week, so it's going to be a wild one... Don't forget to check out Denise's blog on MAY 2 for the big reveals!

I leave you with "Hey God" by Bon Jovi.


Friday, April 26, 2019

Guest Post: The Anti-Hero by H K Carlton

Good morning everyone! Today, I'm hosting my friend and fellow eXtasy Books author, H K Carlton, and her latest release, "The Devil Take You". It looks like a great book, so sit back, enjoy the sneak-peek, and go get a copy of it at eXtasy Books NOW!

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Guest Post: The Anti-Hero - by H K Carlton

Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog, VJ. These last weeks have been busy ones, with the re-release of Scottish historical romance, The Devil Take You. I’m delighted to once again share this story with readers.


I love a good historical romance, don’t you?

Traditionally, the male protagonist in historical romance is portrayed by a character who is admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. He rides in, swoops in, or sails in, to save the day.

Now, even I have read historicals where the male lead starts out as a rake or a bounder, but once he rescues the heroine, slays the villain, or solves the problem, he then finds love with the female lead and he is all of a sudden reformed, forgiven, and or held in high esteem.

I wanted to write an anti-hero, a severely flawed, cruel and malevolent character with no hope of ever being rehabilitated.

anti-hero: noun—
a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.

Yep, that’s Gard Marschand in a nutshell—evildoer of epic proportions. Marauder, murderer, thief—prepared to do anything, no matter how heinous to accomplish his goals. But even in his own wickedness, he still holds to his own moral code, skewed as it may seem to decent folk. Gard is nobody’s hero.

And I had an absolute ball creating this character, and the woman who could stand up to such a deplorable character. I hope you enjoy them, too.

The story is set in 1307, during the Scottish Wars of Independence.

Here’s the blurb:

Braelynn Galbraith wants peace for her beloved Scotland, marriage to her childhood sweetheart, and a house full of children. In that order. But evil incarnate, in the form of Gard Marschand, turns her life inside out and destroys all hope of a decent marriage.

Known in the Highlands as the legendary devil, Gard Marschand raids his way across Scotland and England amassing power and property in his malevolent wake. He will stop at nothing in his pursuit to regain what is lost— even conceal his true identity and associate with his enemies. His determination is all-consuming until he and his men lay siege to Ross-shire and one feisty Scottish lass obliterates his single-minded purpose.

Can Gard abandon his deep-seated need for revenge for a love that just might save his rotten soul? Or will he succumb to the demons that hound him and surrender to the devil within?

I believe your stay in purgatory has only just begun…

Add it to your Goodreads TBR List

Excerpt:

Llachlan’s words were cut short when Marschand seized him by the scruff of the neck. Having circled around, they had not detected him sneaking in, speed and stealth on his side.

From atop his steed, Marschand lifted Llach right off his feet. Dangling, he choked and gurgled.

“Marschand! Caisg! Ma’s e do thoil e!” Brae cried, beating on his thigh with her fist. “Stop. Please.”

He dropped Llachlan into the dirt.

Not waiting to see if his man was all right, Marschand grabbed Brae by the front of her dress, then dragged her up onto the horse into his lap. Unconcerned about gentleness, he urged the animal into motion.

Barely harnessed fury radiated through his tightly coiled body. The tension transferred to her and manifested in more tears.

“Why do ya feel the need to humiliate me time and again?” She tried to straighten her dress. “Is it no’ enough for ya ta have all these men thinkin’ tha’ I am your...”

“Ya are,” he roared. “Ya are mine, and ya will comport yerself as such.”

The vehemence in his voice shocked her, along with the realization that he was not angry with whatever Llachlan was about to confide regarding Marschand’s personal crusade—whatever that might be. Instead, Marschand was furious with her for conversing with Llach.

“Ya mean to tell me there are rules ta actin’ the whore?” she spat.

“Ya are no’ a whore. They see ya as me mistress.”

“Aye, because there be much distinction.” She craned her head, to look him in the eye. “And we both ken, I am no’ either o’ those things,” she refuted.

A nerve in his jaw jumped. He inhaled sharply and kicked the horse into a run.

In a panic, Brae fisted one hand into his cloak and dug the other into his rock-hard thigh. She held on for dear life as they flew past the others.

At breakneck speed, he raced into a copse of trees. Wind whistled by her ears. Without warning, Marschand stopped the charger.

Before Brae could think, he dragged her from the animal, then flung her against the trunk of a tree, the force knocking the breath out of her. Her vision tunneled for a fraction of a second before the mad man sandwiched her between the tree and his firm body. The tree’s rough bark bit into her shoulder.

Marschand grasped her chin in a bruising manner. “I can remedy tha’ any time I wish.”

It took her a moment to catch up to what he referred.

“Ya have no idea wha’ I could do to ya. Wha’ I’ve already done ta ya. Wha’ I want ta do ta ya, evra second ya are near. I can take it any time I want it, and ya couldna stop me. I can make ya my whore righ’ now.” He shifted hips, threatening physical violence. He forced her chin higher, his lips hovered just out of reach.

Even over his anger and her fear, she wanted nothing more than to taste his lips.


Copyright © 2019 H.K. Carlton

I hope you enjoyed the extract!
If you'd like to sample another snippet, head on over to my blog Pick a Genre Already for another sneak peek.

Thank you again for hosting, VJ!

Happy Reading, folks!

Cheers,
Kymmie
xoxo


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Author Bio:


H K Carlton is a multi-genre Canadian author of romance, with over thirty titles in publication. From naughty to nice, historical to contemporary, time travel to space travel, and everything in between.

Variety is creativity’s playground—It’s where you’ll find me




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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Guest Spot: Daryl Devore


Good morning everyone! Today, I'm featuring fellow eXtasy Books author, Daryl Devore, and her Two Hearts One Love trilogy! 


From the hot romance trilogy- Two Hearts One Love - Let me introduce – world famous rock star – Darien Scott!

Q. What is your name, and how old are you?
A. Darien Scott, late 20s.

Q. Where were you born?
A. In a hospital. Ok, the hospital was in North Carolina.

Q. How would you describe your physical characteristics?
A. Smokin’ hot.

Q. How would you describe your personality?
A. Big and bold.

Q. What do you most like about yourself?
A. I’m rich.

Q. Do you have a trait you dislike?
A. I might have a little bit of an ego.

Q. Do you generally tell the truth? If so, under what circumstances would you lie?
A. Generally, I tell the truth. But I’d lie in heartbeat to protect someone I loved.

Q. What hopes and ambitions do you have?
A. To someday get married. Have a family. Live a normal life.

Q. How are your relationships with your own sex?
A. Not good. Dudes get jealous. It can cause problems. But that’s why I have security. Also, when you’re this rich- you can buy friends. Which is sad. But I still have my dudes from high school.

Q. How are your relationships with the opposite sex?
A. Freakin’ fantastic. Which has been known to get me into trouble.

Q. How would you describe your dress style?
A. Rock star casual.

Q. What hobbies/interests do you have?
A. I like to party. Really, my life is crazy. Just getting a chance to party with my friends is an interest.

Q. What sports do you do, or watch?
A. I play baseball, watch football and go sky diving when I can. A bit of an adrenaline junkie.

Q. What are your favourite foods/drinks?
A. Beer. Vodka. And beer with a vodka shot.

Q. How would you describe your sense of humour?
A. A bit juvenile. Kinda have this thing – that I never grew out of - for knock knock jokes.

Q. How would you describe your temper?
A. Short. The word short is even too long. I need a shorter word.

Q. Do you think your author has portrayed you accurately?
A. Yea, I bugged her enough until she got it right.

Q. Do you think readers will like or dislike you?
A. I think my readers will adore me. I’m sexy, playful and passionate. What’s not to like about me?


What Happens in Bangkok Blurb

To save Darien's life his brother asks, "Can you walk in high heels?"
Erika Bailey, owner/manager of a drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand has happily settled into all aspects of her new life, except for her lack of a love life. When a new diva auditions, Erika is bewildered over her instant attraction to the blond God, Apollo.
Darien Scott is on vacation after a world tour and mistakenly figures the safest place to be is at The Black Dragon with the head of a Triad. When the club is hit, Darien is the only person to get out alive. Now he's running from the police and a Triad. Mistake number 1.
Disguised as a drag queen, he's hired by Erika, but falls hard for his new boss, then struggles with not coming clean with her. Mistake number 2.
Can he fix his mistakes and find a life filled with love or is he headed straight for mistake number 3?

Excerpt
Apollo and Erika ate in silence until her cell chirped. She glanced down. "Damn."
"What?"
She sighed. "Oh, my friend just cancelled. Not feeling well. We were going out to a concert this evening." She rubbed between her brows. "I never get to go anywhere. I'm at the club practically every night, and a lot of the days, too. I planned this months ago. I was so looking forward to it."
"To what? Who were you going to see?" He placed his knife and fork on his plate and wiped his mouth with a paper napkin.
"You're gonna think this is crazy, after a morning of Guns 'n Roses and Meatloaf. The New York Philharmonic is in town and they're doing a night of Beethoven."
"Da da da daaaaa."
She smiled. "Yup, that Beethoven."
"I'll go with you. No, think about it. I'm the perfect date. You know what the end of the evening's going to be. So there's no pressure."
She glanced down at her plate. A chaste kiss on the cheek when I'd prefer a steamy roll in the hay.
"I can play the part of the dominating master." He sat up taller and pasted a stern look on his face.
"What the heck is that?"
"My sophisticated masterful look."
She tossed her head back and laughed. "Oh, does that need work! I don't think you'd scare a guinea pig with that look."
He heaved a false dramatic sigh. "Not so good on the Dom thing. Okay, I can deal." He rubbed his chin. "Got it. Gigolo. I'd make a great gigolo." He placed his hand on the table, leaned on it, then waggled his eyebrows. "Hey there sexy momma. Looking for a good time?"
"If I was drinking coffee right now, I'd be snorting out of my nose. Your gigolo is lamer than your master."
"Then how about arm candy?" He winked. "Cause you know I'm hot and on your arm – smokin'."
"I don't know." What the hell did I just say? Gawd, sometimes I think I need my head checked.
"Please don't make me put on that evening gown and those medieval torture devices called high heels." Apollo pushed back his chair and stood. "Visualize." He waved his hands up and down his body. "Put a suit on this and let the oohing and aahing begin."

"Okay. Okay. Wow. The ego’s getting deep in here."


Review
5 Stars

This book got me hooked from the opening line with Darien puzzling as to why blood was seeping from his wolf tattoo. The chemistry between Darien and Erika sizzles from the first time they meet, even though she’s no idea who he is, nor the fact that he’s actually straight.

What I loved about this book was that it isn’t just about Darien and Erika. A whole cast of characters are vividly brought to life and though I didn’t like them all, particularly Gan I seriously wanted to gag whenever he appeared, they added another dimension to the story.

The action is fast paced, there are enough twists and turns in the plot to keep you guessing and the romance was hot. A great read, especially if you love stories in exotic locations.

Darien's Desire Blurb
You loved What Happens in Bangkok and want to know what happens next….

It's complicated is not only her relationship status, but the definition of Erika Bailey's life. She loves managing her drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand, but her rock star boyfriend resides in North Carolina. And to top it off, her father threatens she must stay away from Darien or lose the Pink Flamingo. Does she protect her club or her love?

Darien Scott, Grammy award winning international superstar, wants nothing more than to wake up in the arms of Erika, the woman he loves, but contractual obligations force him to exotic video shoots and an isolated movie set with one of Hollywood's sexiest stars.

With the feeding frenzy of social media trending every aspect of Darien's life—real or not—it's hard for Erika to know the truth. Will she be able to see through the lies and trust Darien? Or will evidence from damaging Internet rumors condemn their relationship? 


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Between Despair and Ecstasy Blurb
Concerned for his fiancée’s safety, rock star Darien Scott races to Bangkok to protect Erika Bailey, only to discover his brother is missing. Fearing the worst, he contacts his nemesis, Gan, and makes a repulsive deal that will free his brother and protect Erika’s club, The Pink Flamingo. Or so he thinks. When a python and Gan are involved, things go sour, and Darien sinks into a deep depression.
Erika is disheartened by the betrayal of her parents. Her father's destruction of her club and the humiliation of her mother’s drunken behavior have her feeling down, but those are the least of her worries. She has a wedding to plan, but won’t. Having been betrayed too often, she’s scared to trust Darien.
How can Erika prove to herself and Darien that she loves and trusts him? Simple. All she has to do is jump out of a plane.


Bio

Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl's alter ego when she's inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.

Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, two black cats - Licorice and Ginny-Furr Purrkins - and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.


Where to find Daryl Devoré