Tuesday, January 18, 2022

New Release— THE PURVELI

Hello, all! Today's the day! THE PURVELI is Now Available in ebook, audiobook, paperback, & hardback! Woohoo!! I'm so excited!

An Amazon, Audible, and Barnes&Noble Bestseller

 ebook
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
AmazonAU • AmazonCA • AmazonDE
AmazonFR • AmazonUK 
audiobook
(Narrated by Kirsten Potter)
Audible
paperback
Amazon
hardback
Amazon


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in an exciting new sci-fi romance series full of action, adventure, and happily-ever-afters.


Ava has always been different. Born with strong telepathic abilities, she lives a very isolated life until she is offered a job with an obscure network that aids powerful Immortal Guardians in their quest to protect humanity from the psychotic vampires who prey upon them. Suddenly, she doesn't feel so different. For the first time in her life, Ava has found a place where she belongs. She's happy. Life is good. And when her employers invite her to join a group of other gifted ones and a handful of Immortal Guardians on a journey to another planet, it becomes absolutely fantastic.


In no time at all, she is speeding across the galaxy aboard a Lasaran warship manned by two amazing alien races. It's the dream of a lifetime... until a vicious attack by a mutual enemy of Earth and Lasara lands her alone in an escape pod with no habitable planet in sight and only one ship within range: one that carries the enemy who wants to know why the bioengineered virus they release on Earth long ago didn't exterminate humanity and leave the planet ripe for their claiming.


Jak'ri doesn't know how long he has been a prisoner aboard the Cebaun, but he fears the enemy's twisted experiments will soon lead them to a virus that will eradicate the Purveli people. Despair grips him until a female from Earth is taken captive and reaches out to him telepathically. The gift that Ava said caused her such misery in the past soon becomes his salvation as the two of them form a fast friendship. Determined to distract each other from the horrors of their existence, they immerse themselves in telepathic communion during the day, then seek solace and adventure together in shared dreams. As their friendship deepens into love, the two hatch a daring plot to escape their captors. But the enemy will not let them go without a fight.


Can Ava and Jak'ri stand against so many and emerge victorious?


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To celebrate, I thought I'd share an excerpt with you that features Ava, Jak'ri, and Ziv'ri (Jak'ri's brother) and takes place after Ava is captured by the enemy. In this scene, she is being held in a different location than the Purveli brothers, so the three of them communicate telepathically.


Resting her head on her bent arm, Ava closed her eyes and tried to focus on something else. Like getting the hell out of here.
 
I’m not going to urinate in my canteen. I have to drink out of that.
 
She smiled when Jak’ri’s disgruntled voice came to her. She was too tired to block other people’s thoughts. And the Gathendiens all dosed themselves with some herb to keep their minds private. So Jak’ri’s and Ziv’ri’s were the ones she inadvertently found herself immersed in.
 
For once, she didn’t mind.
 
I don’t know why that would bother you, his brother responded dryly. After you drank that liquor from Promeii 7, I would think urine would be a vast improvement.
 
Though they spoke aloud, their thoughts mirrored their words, enabling her to listen in.
 
Jak’ri laughed. It probably would. That bura was revolting.
 
Yet you still drank it.
 
And won the wager.
 
Ziv’ri made a grumbly sound. I never should’ve wagered my hovercycle.
 
Best cycle I ever owned, Jak’ri crowed.
 
His brother grunted. Did you tell Ava about that?
 
She raised her eyebrows, surprised to hear Ziv’ri mention her.
 
No. I think I’ll spare her that one.
 
Why? Don’t want to tarnish your virile image by describing the week afterward that you spent hanging your head in the lav and regurgitating everything you ate?
 
Jak’ri laughed. I already tarnished my image when I showed her what I look like now.
 
Not a wise move. Even Shek’ra wouldn’t want you if she could see you now. You’re far too scrawny to attract a female.
 
Drek you.
 
Low masculine laughter accompanied the siblings’ teasing.
 
What does she look like? Ziv’ri asked.
 
Ava?
 
Yes. All you’ve told me is she looks Lasaran.
 
A moment passed, and Ava found herself holding her breath as she awaited his answer.
 
She’s beautiful, Jak’ri said, something like affection tingeing his voice.
 
Warmth filled her.
 
Small and delicate like the Lasaran princess.
 
She was actually three inches taller than Ami. But Jak’ri had been a head taller than her or more, so she supposed anyone a foot shorter would seem small and delicate to him.
 
She isn’t built like our women, he continued. Her shoulders aren’t as broad. And her chest and back aren’t as muscled.
 
What about her breasts?
 
You don’t need to know about her breasts, Jak’ri chastised him. But they’re perfect, plump and round.
 
She didn’t think he said that last part out loud, thankfully.
 
Ava glanced down at her modest bosom. She’d always considered her breasts small by society’s standards. Certainly nothing that would stop traffic. But it seemed as though they were actually larger than most Purveli women’s.
 
And Jak’ri liked them, judging by the way his thoughts drifted to memories of her lacy bra cupping her breasts while they swam and played together in the ocean.
 
You’re thinking about her breasts now, aren’t you? Ziv’ri asked.
 
She grinned. Yes, he is, she answered telepathically.
 
Jak’ri gasped.
 
Oh ho! Ziv’ri said on a laugh. You’ve made my brother blush, Ava. I haven’t seen his face this red since Mother caught him—
 
Do not finish that sentence! Jak’ri ordered.
 
Ava laughed.


I had so much fun with these three. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you will, too.


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Reviews have already begun to roll in, and I could not be happier.



Caffeinated Reviewer gave THE PURVELI a wonderful 5-star review. Here's another snippet:


"Kristen Potter narrates, and I could listen to her all day. Her unique character voices to the way she expresses the characters’ emotions amped up the suspense. Her tone and pacing adds another layer to this brilliant storyline. Fans of sci-fi romance, off planet adventure and suspense will delight in this newest installment."



EBookObsessed gave THE PURVELI a fantastic 5-star review, too. Here's another snippet:


"I loved that we brought our beloved gifted ones and Immortal Guardians into this new world building so we blend the familiar with boundless new possibilities for new characters and new worlds to explore. I am having so much fun exploring the galaxy through Dianne’s imaginative writing."


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The Purveli Blog Tour has begun! We're celebrating the big release with excerpts, favorite quotes, a playlist, 5 reasons to love Ava and Jak'ri, fun facts about the Aldebarian Alliance series, author Q&As, and more. It also includes a...

TOUR-WIDE GIVEAWAY

2 - $25 Amazon.com Gift Cards

2 - Aldebarian Alliance Swag Packs


Here are the stops we've made thus far:

Rachael’s not-so-secret diary
Favorite Quotes from The Purveli

Books-n-Kisses
Top 5 Reasons to Love Ava from The Purveli

Nerdynovelreviews
Author Q&A with Dianne Duvall

I’m A Voracious Reader
Spotlight & Teaser from The Purveli

You can find the Full Schedule, which is updated daily, at Author's Taproom.

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Urban Fantasy fans, C.L. Cannon's Urban Fantasy Fan Giveaway is still going on. Join the fun and follow some amazing authors across the web as you enter to win American Demon by Kim Harrison, Naked City by Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Marissa Marr, Holly Black & more, Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore, and Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer+ a Dark Tower coffee mug, Supernatural zipper pouch, Sabrina bookmark, Lost Boys Funko Pop, Lucifer candle, and a Harry Dresden magnet!


You can also return to the giveaway every day for special tasks that will earn you daily entry points! The more tasks you perform, the more chances you have to win!


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Thank you for sharing in my excitement for this release. Have a wonderful week!

And for those of you who are already reading or listening to THE PURVELI, I hope you're having fun with Ava and Jak'ri!

Dianne

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Hello, all! I hope this finds you safe and well. The past few months have been busy ones, and I have a lot of news to share with you:


AudioFile Magazine has chosen THE SEGONIAN (Aldebarian Alliance: Book 2) as one of the

Best Audiobooks of 2021
https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/best-audiobooks-2021/

I'm so excited!! If you 're new to the Aldebarian Alliance series and are looking for a book that's full of action, humor, romance, playful banter, and lovable secondary characters, I hope you'll give it a listen. :-)


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The Purveli
(Aldebarian Alliance: Book 3)
is Now Avaliable for Pre-Order in eBook & audiobook!


Releasing January 18, 2022

ebook
Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iBooks
AmazonAU • AmazonCA • AmazonDE
AmazonFR • AmazonUK 
audiobook
(Narrated by Kirsten Potter)
Audible
paperback
— Available on Release Day —

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in an exciting new sci-fi romance series full of action, adventure, and happily-ever-afters.

Ava has always been different. Born with strong telepathic abilities, she lives a very isolated life until she is offered a job with an obscure network that aids powerful Immortal Guardians in their quest to protect humanity from the psychotic vampires who prey upon them. Suddenly, she doesn't feel so different. For the first time in her life, Ava has found a place where she belongs. She's happy. Life is good. And when her employers invite her to join a group of other gifted ones and a handful of Immortal Guardians on a journey to another planet, it becomes absolutely fantastic.

In no time at all, she is speeding across the galaxy aboard a Lasaran warship manned by two amazing alien races. It's the dream of a lifetime... until a vicious attack by a mutual enemy of Earth and Lasara lands her alone in an escape pod with no habitable planet in sight and only one ship within range: one that carries the enemy who wants to know why the bioengineered virus they release on Earth long ago didn't exterminate humanity and leave the planet ripe for their claiming.

Jak'ri doesn't know how long he has been a prisoner aboard the Cebaun, but he fears the enemy's twisted experiments will soon lead them to a virus that will eradicate the Purveli people. Despair grips him until a female from Earth is taken captive and reaches out to him telepathically. The gift that Ava said caused her such misery in the past soon becomes his salvation as the two of them form a fast friendship. Determined to distract each other from the horrors of their existence, they immerse themselves in telepathic communion during the day, then seek solace and adventure together in shared dreams. As their friendship deepens into love, the two hatch a daring plot to escape their captors. But the enemy will not let them go without a fight.

Can Ava and Jak'ri stand against so many and emerge victorious?

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Only 1 week to go!
 
THE PURVELI releases next week, so I thought I'd share a peek into its pages with you. I'll preface it by mentioning that Ava isn't in the same room as Jak'ri and Ziv'ri in this scene, so the three of them are speaking telepathically:


They offered to sedate you? Jak'ri asked. They must want to keep her in good health long enough to find a way to kill her people, especially if she was the only one of her kind they’d managed to capture.

 

Yes. I refused. No way am I waking up with some freaky lizard baby in my belly.

 

Jak’ri stared at his brother. What kind of experiments do you think they’re performing, Ava? It sounded as though she feared they intended to subject her to some kind of breeding experiment. But producing hybrids didn’t interest Gathendiens. Wiping out civilizations so they could claim the planet, its resources, and whatever technology was left behind by the sentient race they destroyed was always their goal.

 

I don’t know, she said. But a hell of a lot of alien abduction stories told on Earth seem to revolve around aliens impregnating our women and probing men’s butts.

 

Ziv’ri gaped. What the srul kind of aliens have been visiting your planet?

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I have great news for Immortal Guardians fans who prefer audiobooks...


Releasing February 8, 2022

 

Tantor Audio is hard at work, producing AN IMMORTAL GUARDIANS COMPANION audiobook and will release it on February 8, 2022. Kirsten Potter is narrating it. I can't wait to listen to it!


audiobook

(Narrated by Kirsten Potter)
Audible

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Urban Fantasy fans, have you heard? There's a great giveaway going on right now. Follow some amazing authors across the web and enter to win American Demon by Kim Harrison, Naked City by Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Marissa Marr, Holly Black & more, Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore, and Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer+ a Dark Tower coffee mug, Supernatural zipper pouch, Sabrina bookmark, Lost Boys Funko Pop, Lucifer candle, and a Harry Dresden magnet!

You can also return to the giveaway every day for special tasks that will earn you daily entry points! The more tasks you perform, the more chances you have to win!

Join the fun and ENTER HERE!

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Have a wonderful week!

Dianne

Friday, October 22, 2021

Surprise! The Purveli is Now Available for Pre-Order!

Happy Friday! I have exciting news to share with you:

My next release
The Purveli
(Aldebarian Alliance: Book 3)
is Now Avaliable for Pre-Order!

Releasing January 18, 2022

ebook
KindleNookKoboiBooks
AmazonAUAmazonCAAmazonDE
AmazonFRAmazonUK 
audiobook
(Narrated by Kirsten Potter)
— Coming Soon —
paperback
— Available on Release Day —


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Dianne Duvall brings readers the next stand-alone novel in an exciting new sci-fi romance series full of action, adventure, and happily-ever-afters.

Ava has always been different. Born with strong telepathic abilities, she lives a very isolated life until she is offered a job with an obscure network that aids powerful Immortal Guardians in their quest to protect humanity from the psychotic vampires who prey upon them. Suddenly, she doesn't feel so different. For the first time in her life, Ava has found a place where she belongs. She's happy. Life is good. And when her employers invite her to join a group of other gifted ones and a handful of Immortal Guardians on a journey to another planet, it becomes absolutely fantastic.

In no time at all, she is speeding across the galaxy aboard a Lasaran warship manned by two amazing alien races. It's the dream of a lifetime... until a vicious attack by a mutual enemy of Earth and Lasara lands her alone in an escape pod with no habitable planet in sight and only one ship within range: one that carries the enemy who wants to know why the bioengineered virus they release on Earth long ago didn't exterminate humanity and leave the planet ripe for their claiming.

Jak'ri doesn't know how long he has been a prisoner aboard the Cebaun, but he fears the enemy's twisted experiments will soon lead them to a virus that will eradicate the Purveli people. Despair grips him until a female from Earth is taken captive and reaches out to him telepathically. The gift that Ava said caused her such misery in the past soon becomes his salvation as the two of them form a fast friendship. Determined to distract each other from the horrors of their existence, they immerse themselves in telepathic communion during the day, then seek solace and adventure together in shared dreams. As their friendship deepens into love, the two hatch a daring plot to escape their captors. But the enemy will not let them go without a fight.

Can Ava and Jak'ri stand against so many and emerge victorious?

Praise for the Aldebarian Alliance Books

"An Epic Adventure!"
—EnjoyMeSomeBooks

"Intense, addictive, and brilliant... I want more!"
—Caffeinated Reviewer

"Full of adventures, sizzling passion, romance and yes, kick-ass fighting."
—Book Dragon

"A fascinating world with danger, romance, humour and wonderful discoveriesl."
—Totally Addicted to Reading

"I can't express enough how gripping this story was. This could be a movie!"
—Obsessive Reading Disorder

"Fast paced, with action, adventure and romance."
—Seeing Spots

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Reviews for my latest release, An Immortal Guardians Companion, are rolling in. Thank you!!! Here are some of my favorites:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Informative and Hilarious. I absolutely needed this book... Loved reading all the deleted scenes and interviews."
—Kimberly

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Awesome and funny. Again Dianne Duvall gave us a great time."
—Donna Spradlin

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"The bonus scenes are great and I really enjoyed all of the extras."
—๐Ÿ“šErin๐Ÿ“š

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"This was a really good book. I loved getting to see all the deleted parts and the special interviews. The ones with Seth and David are my favorites. Sheldon is soooo Funny!"
—kckat96

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Thank you, everyone who joined us on my blog tour! The winners of the tour-wide giveaway are:

$50 Amazon Gift Card
Jana B.

$25 Amazon Gift Card
Athena G.

Congratulations!!

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ebook
Kindle | Kobo | Nook | Apple
AmazonUK | AmazonAU | AmazonCA
It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Since the third book in the Aldebarian Alliance series is now available for pre-order, today I thought I would share an excerpt from An Immortal Guardians Companion taken from a character interview—one in which Sheldon from my Immortal Guardians series interviewed Taelon and Lisa, the hero and heroine of The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance: Book 1).
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SHELDON: Hi, guys. Nice to meet you. I’m Sheldon.


LISA: Nice to meet you.


TAELON: Good to meet you.


SHELDON: Everyone around here is very curious about you, Taelon. You really caught us by surprise.


TAELON: I’m equally curious about all of you.


SHELDON: Would you mind answering a few questions? Not many are in the know as far as what you are, but those who are tend to be… How should I put this…?


MARCUS: [calls from a room down the hallway] Enormous gossips?


SHELDON: [laughs] Yeah. But we keep it in the family so to speak.


TAELON: [smiles] I’d be happy to answer your questions.


SHELDON: Good. So… you’re an alien.


TAELON: Yes. I’m from the planet Lasara.


SHELDON: Okay. I think the one burning question that’s currently on everyone’s mind is… what’s up with aliens and butt probing?


TAELON: [blinks] What?


SHELDON: I said, what’s up with aliens and—


TAELON: I heard you the first time. I just have no idea what you’re talking about.


SHELDON: You know… Aliens are always abducting humans and probing their butts.


TAELON: [looks askance at Lisa]


LISA: Hey. Don’t look at me. He said aliens do it.


TAELON: I admit this is the first time I’ve heard of such.


SHELDON: Really? Lasarans don’t do that?


TAELON: We do not. And on behalf of the Lasaran people, I can tell you with absolute certainty that none of us are interested in discovering what’s up your butt.


MARCUS: [calls from the room down the hallway] Good move! With Sheldon, you never know what you’ll find.


LISA: [laughs]


SHELDON: [scowls] Oh, ha freaking ha.


LISA: [turns to Taelon] By the way, I forgot to mention that Susan and Dana said you should not under any circumstances read Sheldon’s mind.


TAELON: [regards Sheldon with suspicion] Why?


SHELDON: It’s nothing. I’m not plotting against you or anything. They just like to tease me about some of the sex stuff they see up there.


TAELON: [eyes widen suddenly] Oh. [looks flabbergasted] Really? That sort of thing is legal on Earth? In public?


SHELDON: [face reddens as guffaws erupt down the hallway] She said not to read my mind. Not to read it.


TAELON: [swiftly nods] I will certainly refrain from doing so in the future.


LISA: [peers up at him curiously] Why? What did you see?


TAELON and SHELDON: Nothing!


LISA: [lips twitch]

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I'm so excited about bringing you Ava and Jak'ri's story. It was so much fun to write. I hope you'll enjoy it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

New Release—An Immortal Guardians Companion

Hello, friends! I have exciting news! An Immortal Guardians Companion releases today! 

Now Available in eBook and Paperback!

ebook
Kindle | Kobo | Nook | Apple
AmazonUK | AmazonAU | AmazonCA | AmazonDE | AmazonFR
paperback
Amazon

Hello, all!

Your favorite character, Sheldon, here. If you’re an Immortal Guardians fan, I think you’re really going to enjoy this companion. Dianne has packed it with over a dozen deleted scenes that feature many of the characters you’ve come to know and love plus a bonus scene from Cliff’s Descent that you won’t want to miss.

You’ll also find every character interview Dianne has ever written inside these pages. (Those of you who’ve encountered a few in the past know the ones I conduct are the best.) If you’ve never read one or you missed a few, then pick up a copy, sit back, and laugh while I interview Immortal Guardians and the loves of their lives for the network. Even Chris Reordon and Todd down at network headquarters get in on the action.

I also interview Dianne and ply her with questions I thought you’d like to ask her. Throw in a couple of short stories, what inspired the Immortal Guardians series, and a brief Who Does What Now? list, and you’re bound to enjoy it.

See you on the inside!

Your friend,
Sheldon
Immortal Guardian Richart’s immensely competent Second
And the most beloved character in the Immortal Guardians series (at least in his mind)

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To celebrate the big release, I thought I would share both an excerpt and a teaser. I'll start with a teaser from one of the deleted scenes I've included in An Immortal Guardians Companion:


Now the excerpt. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I've received so many emails and messages from Immortal Guardians fans, asking me where they can find the many character interviews I've written. So I'm very glad I was able to assemble them all for you in this series companion. Here's an excerpt from an earlier one (2012) in which Todd—one of the human guards at the network that aids Immortal Guardians—interviews Cliff, the vampire so many have come to love:

CLIFF: Look, I get why you and the others are pissed at him. But Bastien isn’t what you all think he is. Do you honestly think Dr. Lipton would love him if he were?

TODD: Considering how brilliant she is, I would think not, but . . .

CLIFF: If Bastien were the bastard you think him, he would have told everyone about that disastrous night you had with Cynthia last month and had a big laugh over it.

TODD: [stares] What?

CLIFF: You know, the night you decided to spice things up in the bedroom with a little role-playing and . . . Wow. Your face just got really red. You aren’t having a stroke, are you?

TODD: How did you know about that?

CLIFF: Our hearing is extremely acute, and these walls aren’t soundproofed. Bastien and I heard you pour the whole humiliating story out to Derek.

TODD: Bastien knows?

CLIFF: Yes. And . . . a musketeer? Really? In what reality did you think that would be hot?

TODD: She reads historical romance novels! I thought she would think it dashing! [grimaces] And I didn’t know the boots would be so squeaky.

CLIFF: [lips twitch] Or that you would fumble the sword and—

TODD: Okay, in my defense, I’m used to wielding guns, not fencing foils. And if the feather and that big-ass hat brim hadn’t blocked my vision . . .

CLIFF: [grins] My point is that Bastien knows and didn’t tell a soul. He isn’t a bad guy, Todd. Perhaps if you interviewed him, you would see it for yourself.

TODD: [hesitates] Okay, I’ll think about it.

____________________________

I really like Todd. :-) I'm glad he was able to play a larger role in Cliff's Descent: A Vampire's Tale. He's such a nice guy.

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My Blog Tour celebrating the release of An Immortal Guardians Companion has begun, and it's off to a great start! Here are some of the stops I've made thus far:

Flora's Musings
5 Fun Facts About the Immortal Guardians

Rachel's Not-So-Secret-Diary
Spotlight & Teaser
(featuring Ami & Bastien's Deleted Scene)

Nerdy Novel Reviews
Dianne's Top 5 Favorite Horror Movies
(Halloween is, after all, just around the corner)

From the TBR Pile
Spotlight



And did I mention there's a tour-wide giveaway? There will be more fun stops throughout the week. I hope you'll drop by, join the fun, and enter to win! You can find the full schedule at

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I hope you'll enjoy the deleted scenes, bonus scenes, character interviews, and more in An Immortal Guardians Companion! Those character interviews are what made me come to love Sheldon so much. ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great week!

Dianne