Author Alexis B. Osborne #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Alexis B. Osborne

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I live in NY with my wife, step-son, and a small army of furry, deadbeat roommates. I love taro bubble tea and Thai food. My favorite book is If I Pay Thee Not in Gold by Mercedes Lackey and Piers Anthony. I’m a big fan of villains, anti-heroes, and the morally gray. I adore monsters. 

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

I’ve always been a writer. I started writing fan fiction in high school. My first fic was a terrible Escaflowne smut filled romance that I made my friends read. It has since been deleted. A college professor encouraged me to really think about writing. I always knew that if I wrote, it was going to be romance. He was… not encouraging in regards to the genre. I started to take writing more seriously about five years ago. After starting about 10 different stories without having a plan, most of them fizzled out. But I published my first novel last year. Since then, I’ve been learning as much as I can and as quickly as possible about the art of storytelling.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

I have two series that I’m working on right now. One is a near-future sci-fi omegaverse series, and the other is a far future alien romance series. The latest novel that I just finished the first draft for is called Engineering Fate. I can’t pin point any one particular inspiration. I’d say that it was inspired by all of the works of the romances with aliens that look like aliens genre. I knew that I wanted my heroine to get stuck in a cage, and I knew that I wanted my hero to find her while he was working undercover in a smuggler’s ring. The story took off from there. Sasha and Ardalon were very bossy characters who told me exactly how they wanted the story to go.

 What are you working on now? 

Engineering Fate is getting alpha read and I’m working on writing the first draft of a novella that’s going to be in the Alien Embrace anthology which comes out in August. It’s called Ice Planet Prison, and as you can guess, it’s about a prison planet. The hero is an alien ice bear shifter. The planet might be cold, but their chemistry is going to he H-O-T.

Do you have any quirks while working? 

I don’t let anyone look at what I’m writing until the first draft is done. A lot of authors have their alpha readers review each chapter as they write them, but I like to have a solid first draft done before I let anyone else look at it. I think it’s mostly because I’ve started so many stories that I never finished. I’ll run plot holes and snags by my author friends, but that’s it.

 What are your hopes for the future? 

My hope is to one day see omegaverse novels in a physical bookstore. I’m not sure that the traditional publishing world is ready for it just yet, but it’s becoming quite popular with indie publishing which is how I’m publishing my Omegas of OAN series.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world? 

You will have to do so much marketing. It can be very overwhelming at first, but I feel like I’m finally starting to get the hang of it. I had zero marketing experience before self publishing and I’m still learning something new every week. I’m so grateful to my fellow indie authors who are very supportive. It’s nice to be able to ask them questions and share information with each other.

Do you have anything to say to your followers? 

Thank you so much for reading my books and reviewing them. A review is an author hug and somedays reading your kind words is what makes all of the frustration and temporary set backs worth it. 

Second Skin by Ophelia Bell #preorder

Mad Dog (Second Skin Book 1) by Ophelia Bell

My military discharge was only a year ago and all I want is to do tattoos and live my life, put my old scars and previous sins behind me. But it turns out my oldest wound can still inflict fresh agony. 

Her name is Celeste, she was my first everything, and those feelings haven’t died. 

The problem is, I have feelings for someone else now too, and I don’t know if Celeste would understand… 

Leo is his name, the inked-up gangbanger who visits my shop for new tattoos every Saturday like clockwork. 

And just to complicate this clusterf*ck that is my life now, Leo is also in love with Celeste.

Both are off limits, and I know it. He’s straight. I’m not. And she’s the daughter of one of the most dangerous men in the western hemisphere. But fate seems to keep throwing them in my path, torturing me with the one thing I want but can’t have. 

Until the night Leo comes to me with a proposal, and a request I never expected to hear spills from his lips. But even one night with them would be worth risking everything.

A new contemporary romance series is coming to ebook retailers in 2021.

Author KC Freeman #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author KC Freeman

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Hi, I’m KC Freeman, contemporary fantasy and paranormal romance author. I live in North Carolina, USA with my husband, 5 kids, and fur baby, Harley. Before returning to my first love of writing, I did the usual – college (University of Maryland grad school), career (government mostly), marriage (married wonderful man 5 years younger so he can keep up with me), kids (5 – 2 in college now, 3 in high school).

I am grateful I finally have time to dive into all the stories bouncing around in my head since … forever.

My personal interests have always hovered within the realm of the supernatural, particularly angels and guardian angels. But there was not a lot of books to quench my interest so I decided to write them myself.

In my sparetime (ha! that’s few and far between), I like to read paranormal fiction, historical fiction, and have just started research into the ancient texts that were excluded from the Bible – there’s a lot of interesting stuff there. I also enjoy hiking but no one else in my family likes to join me so I don’t go too much. However, once a year my daughter and I participate in the Princess Mud Run (a 5K obstacle race where – true to the name – we come out covered in mud…everywhere).

My favorite authors are Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Sarah J Maas, Cassandra Clare, Philippa Gregory, Michelle Moran, and Danielle Trussoni (who fueled my interest in angels with her book “Angelology”).

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Always. Always. Always. When I was a small child, I would peck out stories, plays, poems on my mom’s electric typewriter. Probably would have stuck with it, but was pushed to choose a college degree and career that was “safe and secure” financially so I became an accountant/auditor (hated every second).

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve always been interested in angels, particularly guardian angels. The story has banged around in my head since I was in my teens.

What are you working on now?

I’m wrapping up the edits to the third book in the GREYLYN THE GUARDIAN ANGEL series. I am also contributing a dragon shifter short story to a new anthology due to be released in the fall. However, I am most excited about my new series about a suburban mom who unsuccessfully keeps her “woo woo” psychic abilities in the closet. The best I can come up with a category to describe it would be paranormal cozy mystery.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Not really. I’ve written in my office (now claimed by my husband since COVID shutdowns so I’m now writing in a corner of the attic living room), in the car waiting on my daughter to finish swim practice, on the back patio, etc. I prefer my office and quiet (I can’t be creative if my son is playing Xbox in the next room or my husband is on a client call in the office). I do like to keep my crystals and visual inspirations nearby.

What are your hopes for the future?

My dream is to have the entire GREYLYN series in a boxset by the holidays with a couple short stories or novellas next year. However, my main focus is to make the new series, The Memoirs of a Mystic Mom, into a series where I publish two or three a year.

I also hope to travel more in the near future as I had just renewed my passport for a trip to Ireland before COVID hit.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

In this career, we have a not-so-hidden syndrome we all suffer from. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. It’s called “imposter syndrome”. It is brought on completely by our subconscious negative beliefs about ourselves. Find a group/tribe of fellow authors who can support you during your bouts of doubt because it is completely a figment of your imagination. You are worthy of being successful as a writer. Trust yourself, your talent. Trust your story. Be true to your story. I found a wonderful group of supportive friends within the Scribophile community so I highly recommend the website for new and existing authors. I just wrote a post in my Facebook group, Soul Scribes about “embers in the wind”. It’s great advice for not withholding your story, your words, your fire from the world due to fear, or the monster imposter syndrome. If you do, the words, the fire suffocates and dies. Release your words, your story, your light to the world to fuel the light/fire in others. This is our purpose as authors. Not to keep something clutched tightly to ourselves but to release it so others may benefit from its energy.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Hang tight. We had a huge delay with the release of the 2nd book in the GREYLYN series when the publisher suffered economic setbacks last year and has now closed its business. Now, with the story rights in hand, I am relaunching the first book (3/23/2021) with some tweaks and revamped cover; and the rest of the series (Book 2 – Revelations; Book 3 – Redemption) WILL BE PUBLISHED THIS YEAR. Thank you for your patience and support.

(I will be forming a street team in the next few weeks, so be on the lookout for that as well)

Author Golden Angel #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Golden Angel

Tell us a bit about yourself

Golden Angel is a USA Today best-selling author, Amazon Top 50 bestselling author, and self-described bibliophile with a “kinky” bent who loves to write stories for the characters in her head. If she didn’t get them out, she’s pretty sure she’d go just a little crazy.

She is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes and heroines, and sizzling chemistry.

She believes the world is a better place when there’s a little magic in it.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

No, actually, I didn’t think it was possible as a career for me, even when I first started publishing. I’ve always loved reading and writing and maybe there was a time when I was a kid that I wanted to be one (in between wanting to be a dolphin trainer and an Olympic swimmer) but deep down I always thought my most-likely career path was as a teacher. This is not a place I expected to end up, but if I’d ever thought it was actually possible, it would have been very high on my list.

What was your inspiration for your current book /series?

Well, I’m in the middle of writing three series right now, all of which are spinoffs of other series. 

The first book in my Deception and Discipline series, which is set in my Bridal Discipline series’ world, released back in January and was inspired by my love of Stephanie Laurens’ Cynster and Bastion Club books as well as my love of combining historical romance with kink and spankings. 

In April and May, the first books in my Masters of Marquis and Dungeon Masters series are releasing, and they are both connected to each other as well as my Stronghold Doms world. Bondage Buddies, the first Masters of Marquis book, came about because I love a good friends-with-benefits turned to love romance. Mitch and Domi were introduced in the Stronghold Doms series and I knew eventually they’d be getting their own story. The hero of Dungeon Master, Gavin, first appeared in Logan, my Dad Bod Doms book, but he also appears in Bondage Buddies… as Mitch’s dad. Then in May he’ll get his own book.

The Dungeons and Doms series was inspired by a meme I kept seeing go around, saying it was possible to tell the difference between a nerd and a kinkster by asking them what a Dungeon Master was. The issue I have with that meme is that I am a nerd, and I know that there’s a lot overlap between D&D players and kinksters (also cosplayers and Rennaissance Fair goers…). So I wanted to write a book with a hero who was a Dungeon Master in both sense of the words, and I’ve also had a lot of requests for romances with older heroes / heroines and this seemed like a great opportunity to really dig into that.

What are you working on now?

Right now I am neck deep in Dungeon Master, though I’m getting close to the end. After this, I’ll be jumping into writing the third Tsenturion Masters book (sci-fi romance) with my co-writer for that series, Lee Savino.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I need constant feedback, so my poor beta readers are more like alpha readers. They get a chapter almost daily from me (except on weekends), sometimes two, and are often fielding question from me like “Is this too slow?” “Is it boring?” “Do you think things are happening too fast?” “Does this whole thing suck?”

What are your hopes for the future?

Oh so many. I am thrilled that I was able to become a full-time author in 2020. I am hoping to be able to maintain that and keep living the dream of being an author. Last year I also became a USA Today Bestselling Author, but I’d love to add Wall Street Journal and New York Times to that. If I had to choose though, I’d choose being the full time author over the accolades.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

It’s not easy. That’s the first thing. Some people go into this thinking that it’s easy money, and it’s not. It’s a lot of work, and (sadly) most of the work has nothing to do with actually writing your book. Which makes using a publisher look particularly enticing, but be careful because there are predators out there.

There is also SO MUCH information on the internet. Find the author groups on Facebook, read through the posts – and don’t try to do everything at once, but also take advantage of the epic amount of information that’s out there to help you. I also highly recommend David Gaughran’s Starting from Zero web course (it’s free, just Google it). I would have killed to have all this information available when I was first starting out, but you’d better believe I’m making use of it now.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Being a full time author is not a solo dream, it’s not something I could have achieved on my own. It literally takes a community. Anyone who reads my books, who takes the time to review them, to recommend them, to share my social media posts, to give them a rating… thank you, so much. You have made it possible for me to become a full time author and I will try to repay that by writing more books for you to read as quickly as possible!

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Pre-order Gears of Mischief by @KendramorenoA

Gears of Mischief (The Valhalla Mechanism Book 1)


Ottilie Kingsford has dealt with the judgmental eyes of the elite her entire life, especially since she’s one of them. She leads a double life, one she was raised for since birth: Lady during the day, Spy during the night. She’s a master of blending in, and the only currency she deals in are secrets and lies. 

When her assignment takes her to a disruption in the main square, she never expects to witness a magical war between gods and monsters. She most certainly doesn’t intend for the gods to catch her slipping away to give her report.

Now Big Ben won’t tick no matter how many tinkers work on it and the harshest winter in history has descended on London. The Gods keep insisting it’s the end of times, but Ottilie doesn’t believe in myths and legends. If two of those so called legends would stop ogling her like she’s some sort of circus freak, she could do her job. She just needs to stop the end of days and send the two men back to Asgard, where they belong. 

The gears of Ragnarӧk are turning, and Ottilie will not fail her Queen. 

Even if the world suddenly belongs to monsters…

Author Penelope Woods #interview

Please give a warm welcome to

Tell us a bit about yourself


Hi, everyone! I’m Penelope Woods, a dark romance author.

Have you always wanted to become an author?


Yes, from the beginning, I’ve always dreamt of becoming a writer. I started with erotica, but I always had a hankering for darker sci-fi, so I decided to blend the two in my own unique way.


What was your inspiration for your current book/series?


Oh my gosh! Well, for starters, I’m a big rom-com gal. I’m also a huge horror and sci-fi nerd. I LOVE aliens, strong men, and scenes that make your heart pound!


What are you working on now?


My newest novel His Hostage is up for pre-order on Amazon right now, actually. It’s a dark contemporary romance. After that, I have a few sci-fi novels coming out in February.


Do you have any quirks while writing?


I’m full of quirks, but when I’m writing, I’m fairly focused. Well, except for when I’m mindlessly browsing facebook LOL.


What are your hopes for the future?


I can only hope the world mends itself. I want everyone to find love and happiness in their lifetimes.


Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?


Write your first book! Write your second. Write your third. When you’re absolutely sure you can’t write another book, write a fourth. You are unstoppable, and you will conquer your dreams!


Do you have anything to say to your readers?


Thank you for becoming a new fan. It means the world to me. And, please, stay in touch! Send me an email every now and then.

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Author Debbie Cassidy #interview

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I’m a mum of three, full time writer and multi-tasker. I’m a total homebody who loves reading and gaming. The Xbox and board games are my go-to pastime activities. My ideal night out would be a yummy meal and a movie. Ideal night in would be to curl up with a book or gather around the huge dining table for a game of Lords of Waterdeep or Cutthroat Caverns. Basically, I’m a total geek, and so are my family.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, but back in the day it felt like a dream. I didn’t believe it would happen. I spent my spare time writing short stories and reading voraciously. The birth of independent publishing gave me the hope I needed to get my stories out there.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I watch a lot of supernatural dramas and shows, and I love mythology. I have a huge collection of books on mythology. I also tend to have very vivid story-like dreams, and I draw inspiration from all of these sources. My current work in progress is no different.

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What are you working on now?

The Deadside Reapers is a series about…you guessed it, reapers. But not your typical reapers. These reapers are demons born of Lilith’s bloodline. You’ll find fallen angels, loup garou, witches Grigori, a talking python and a sassy ghost.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Oh gosh, yes, although I didn’t know this until my daughter pointed it out. I was wincing super hard the other day and she asked me what was wrong. I’d literally just wrote that the heroine was wincing. So apparently, I make faces based on what I’m writing. Thank god she hasn’t caught me writing a sex scene!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to continue to write stories that take readers on wonderful journeys. It makes me so happy when readers enjoy my books and it makes me happy to write them.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Do your research before you hit publish. Make sure you know the market you intend to write in. Don’t just hit publish and expect your book to sell. There are way too many great books languishing on Amazon unseen due to lack of visibility. Write a great book but do the work to make sure it gets seen. Best of luck!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for reading my books. Thank you for supporting me with your kind words and your encouragement and thank you for being as crazy about my characters as I am. I love you.

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Sassy Witch #review

Sassy Witch: Bitchin Coven Book One by Madeline Fay

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The smell of Magnolias was all it took to bring the rush of childhood memories back.

The good ones and the bad.

But mostly, the memories are the ones I push away, not because they are bad, but because they remind me of everything I left behind.

I have returned home after five long years but is my heart ready to handle what’s to come? Can I handle being this close to the only two men I have ever loved?

Unfortunately I have bigger things to deal with, like who wants the witches in my Coven killed …

Author Milly Taiden #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Milly Taiden

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My name is Milly Taiden and I love writing romance. I tend to go for paranormal and fantasy but love aliens and contemporary as well. All romance is amazing. I love watching murder shows even though it scares my husband and I think he worries I’m planning to murder him at some point 😂

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve been writing since I learned to write. Stories have always been such a part of me that I can’t think of a time I never made up stories in my head. It was my life. I was always a quiet kid and lived in my head a lot.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My Crystal Kingdom series is my newest one and my inspiration was my kids to be honest. They’re such fun crazy children and all have such unique ways of viewing life I used some of their character traits to create a new world.

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What are you working on now?
Currently, I am working on a new PDA and another Geek as well as a Reverse Harem. Busy busy times.

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I lose focus quickly and easily so my only quirk is to try to keep things quiet to ensure I stay focused.

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Honestly, my only hope is that people continue to enjoy the books I write and that I can continue to make reading fun for whoever picks up my books.

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Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Advice would be to get a really good editor and to be open to whatever they suggest. Don’t be close-minded and remember that you learn the more you write. Your style will change in months and years so be flexible to learning new things.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I want to thank my readers for everything. They’re amazing and help keep a girl going when she’s down and feeling low. It’s the reviews and emails letting me know how much they enjoy my books that push me daily to keep writing. So thank you all.
Amazon and KindleUnlimited
Fae King
The Crystal Kingdom, Book 1
Jerrek Valsys was quite literally cursed. In life and in love. With no wife to see him through those long lonely nights and no way to help tame the beast that currentlyresides inside him, he’d spent years waiting on his mate with a glowing rock to show up. Seriously. He had. Because the prophecy told him so. But when his beast comes out and finds its mate, he may have to forget about that whole prophecy thing. Even if it
means he has to give up his crown as the Fae King.

resides inside him, he’d spent years waiting on his mate with a glowing rock to show up. Seriously. He had. Because the prophecy told him so. But when his beast comes out and finds its mate, he may have to forget about that whole prophecy thing. Even if it
means he has to give up his crown as the Fae King.

Kaia Cutestone’s life sucks. She has a job with no future and lives with her dead-beat, soul-sucking brother. The only good things in her life are her friends Jen and Avery. It’s
too bad the three of them have just been kidnapped with fairy dust. Yes. Tinkerbell type fairy dust. All Kaia has going for her at this point is that she just ran into the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen. He’s smoking hot, a little dark and dangerous, and
she can’t stop thinking about him naked.

Thanks to her love of shifter romance novels, Kaia might be the only person on the planet who can help Jerrek tame his beast and keep him from killing more people. Kaia may not
have a glowing rock but she sure is rocking an old ugly necklace. But is that enough to get her a happily ever after and help find her friends?

Reader Note: **This is the start of a fun, action-packed and smokin’ hot new trilogy. If you’re a fan of fae, elves, and all fantasy creatures, pick this one up. Shifter lovers,
never fear, Milly’s got a sexy alpha ready for you.**

Milly Taiden

New York Times
and USA Today Bestselling Author

Girls with Curves, Guys with Fur

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Dances With Raptors by Poppy Woods – Rexes and Robbers by Kendra Moreno #newrelease

Did you know that you need dino shifters in your life? I didn’t. Now I can’t live without them.

The books goes live tomorrow.

🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕🦖🦕

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Dances With Raptors by Poppy Woods

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Blurb:

The next matriarch has been chosen. . .

Sage has never wanted anything other than the freedom to live her own life, but when she is chosen as the next Matriarch of her people, everything changes. Sent on a journey to pass the tests of her ancestors, Sage must find her place in this world even though she doesn’t know if she believes in the very spirits who chose her for the position.

As if her life isn’t complicated enough, she finds herself on the run with a pack of raptor shifters. Sage’s newfound allies are dangerous predators but the attraction she feels to them is undeniable.

With a new threat to the peninsula, Sage has her work cut out for her. No one said being the Matriarch would be easy.

Can she make it back to her people with her body–and her heart–in tact? Can she stop the traders who threaten her very way of life?

With Kishil, Talon, and Elu at her side, maybe she can . . .

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*This is a reverse harem #whychoose romance set in the dinoverse. Due to steamy dinoshifters this story is not suitable for anyone under 18.

*M/M content

*The heroine has multiple love interests and does not have to choose.

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Rexes and Robbers by Kendra Moreno

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Rowena Wickham only wanted one thing: freedom. But the Wild West is a brutal place filled with dinosaurs and outlaws. With no other option, Rowena became one of the very outlaws the West is ran by, and she made her own mark on the world.

With too many mouths to feed in her crew, the Free Outlaws, Rowena has no choice but to hit something big, the place that was rumored to be equal between dinosaurs and humans alike, Embertown. She never expected the bank owner to be a tyrannosaurus rex. She certainly never expected the same of the Sheriff.

But Rowena has a bigger problem. Not only is she dangerously attracted to the men she plans to rob, but Les ‘The Croc’ Chambers is headed towards Embertown, and Ro will do anything to escape his claws.

Rowena just has to rob the bank under the clever noses of Sheriff Bennett and Virgil King, and skip town before they notice.

Easier said than done.

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**Rexes & Robbers is a ménage book within the Dinoverse and includes a tough outlaw and some sexy tyrannosaurus rex shifters. If bank robbery isn’t your thing, don’t worry, Ro has you covered. **

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