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Free This Weekend!!!

 

Hi everyone!  Starting  today, both Renewal To Passion and Our Love will be free this weekend! Make sure to grab both books for free now until Monday!

 

Renewal To Passion:

 

If looks and talent alone is all he needs, TV design host, Gavin McCoy, has nothing to worry about. But it is much more to the list. He is in need of an image makeover. Gavin has family drama that is now wreaking havoc in his professional life. And the woman who broke his heart four years ago is the one hired to coach him!

Corliss Adams has come back into town and professionally ready to take Gavin on as her newest client. Not only will she be growing her client list, she is hoping for forgiveness and a chance to earn Gavin’s trust and love in the process.

 

Our Love:

 

Charlie Perry is faced with a huge dilemma. After having an altercation with a classmate, she is given an ultimatum- transfer schools or face criminal charges. When Charlie is left with no choice but to transfer, she steps into Belmont High not knowing what to expect, especially when she crosses paths with Michael Collier.

Michael Collier is the most popular guy at Belmont. He can practically have any girl he wants, but when he sets his brown eyes on Charlie, he is instantly hooked, wanting to know more about the honey-colored beauty.

But when secrets from each other’s pasts begin to surface, will the two be able to find their way to each other, or keep them apart for good.

(This book is considered mature YA/NA and contains mature subject matter, including mild violence, alcohol use, and sexual language/situations).

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Available Now!! 

It’s finally here!! The Love Chronicles is available only on Amazon. 1-Click for $0.99 or read for free with Kindle Unlimited!! 

Andrea “Andie” Williams and Dexter Robinson have known each other since they were in diapers. While their parents are the best of friends, the two are barely even acquaintances. While Dexter is the most popular guy at Williamson High School and only cares about which girl he will sleep with next, Andrea is focused on getting into her dream college, Yale. 
When they are placed together for an unlikely project, the two have to come together not only to pass their class, but also graduate. With a series of events surrounding them, they both realize that their first experience at love could be with the person who was right in front of them all along. 
https://www.amazon.com/Love-Chronicles-Sheena-Binkley-ebook/dp/B01GGCYJBQ?ie=UTF8&qid=1467700707&ref_=la_B00CSTNTIG_1_1_twi_kin_1&s=books&sr=1-1#nav-subnav

Paperbacks will also be available soon. 🙂 

Sample Sunday- The Love Chronicles 

Happy Sunday everyone! Here is another excerpt from The Love Chronicles, which will be available this Tuesday, July 5th! Yes, I decided to release the story a week early! I know a lot of you have waited patiently for this book, so I didn’t want to anticipate the wait any longer. If you have pre-ordered, you will recieve it on the new release day. 

And here is the excerpt from both Dexter’s and Andie’s POVs when the two are getting ready to have a typical dinner with their parents. 🙂 

Dexter

***

After pulling off my clothes and taking a long shower, I went downstairs and saw that everyone had arrived. I looked at Andie, who was dressed in her infamous over-sized plaid sweater and baggy sweats. As far as I could see, she never cared about her appearance.

“Hey, Aunt Camille, Uncle Trevor.”

“Hey, Dexter. It looks like you’re growing every single day. You’re going to be taller than your dad and me combined,” Uncle Trevor teased.

“I guess I have good genes.”

I glanced over at Andie again, who rolled her eyes. That’s her problem now: She’s always too serious.

“What are we having? “Aunt Camille asked from the couch. My mom pulled her up and led her to the kitchen.

“Come help me cook.”

“Are you serious? I’m tired.”

“If there are two hands in the kitchen, then dinner will be done faster.”

Aunt Camille moaned as my mom pulled her to the kitchen.

“Huh, Trevor, could you help me with something in the garage, please?” my dad asked.

Uncle Trevor raised an eyebrow. “When have you ever asked me for help?”

“Just come on.”

Uncle Trevor looked at us then got up and went with my dad.

Andie and I sat in silence as neither of us had anything to say to each other. At least I knew I didn’t have anything to say.

She turned her head really quickly and looked at me. “Your parents planned this because they know about your grades.”

I looked at her, wondering what she was talking about. “What?”

“They know that your grades are down, Dexter.”

I looked from her to the kitchen, wondering how they knew about that. That was something I’d tried to keep quiet for some time now.

“How did they know about that, Andie?”

“I was talking to my mom, and –”

“That wasn’t your place to say anything!” I interrupted her.

I could tell I startled her since she jumped. I closed my eyes, a little peeved that she would go there, but I only had myself to blame.

“Were you trying to get back at me for what happened years ago?”

“Why would you think that?” she asked.

“Oh, I know what this is. Trust me, I don’t want your valedictorian spot.”

“Dexter, I really thought your parents knew.”

I shook my head, looking towards the kitchen again. Now, I really had to be on guard during dinner, because I didn’t know when either one would pop off.

I looked away from Andie as she tried to tell me what happened. She could save whatever explanation she had. I wasn’t going to listen to her.

“Alright, dinner is ready you two,” my mom announced with a smile.

I slowly got up and started walking to the dining room.

“Dexter.”

I didn’t even turn around. I just hoped this ended quickly and painlessly.

Andie

I sat down at the dining room table, feeling a little guilty that I’d done this to Dexter. At first, I did want revenge; but now, seeing the look on his face, I wished I would have done things differently. We haven’t even started our project yet, and we’re already having problems. This definitely wasn’t the way to start with building a solid relationship.

I glanced at Dexter, who tried to look happy, but I knew he was worried. He didn’t want his parents to know that he was onto them, and he was struggling to keep a straight face.

“Besides learning you two will be married, how was the rest of your day?” my mom asked Dexter and me after she took a sip of Dr. Pepper.

“It was okay,” Dexter answered and took a small bite from one of his tacos. I knew he was nervous then because he was barely eating, and tacos were his favorite meal. I don’t know how I still remembered that, though.

“Was it really, Dexter?”

He looked up and glanced at his dad, who was glaring him.

“What’s going on?” my dad asked.

“We know about your grades, Dexter. And don’t try to deny it, because we’ve already spoken with Mr. Ceborn,” Aunt Tia told him with a glare.

“Look, I can explain –”

“Explain what, Dexter!” his dad interrupted. “That you don’t give a damn about your education? This is your senior year; why would you mess up now?”

“I think we’d better go,” my mom said, standing up. Aunt Tia shot her a death glare, and she sat back down.

“If it wasn’t for Andie, we still wouldn’t have known about your grades. Now tell us, what have you been doing with the emails of your report cards?” Aunt Tia asked.

“Mr. Ceborn told us that along with the paper version, electronic copies are also sent. So, were you deleting them from our inboxes?” Uncle Charles asked him.

“And if so, how did you get into our accounts?” Aunt Tia added.

“It wasn’t hard to do,” Dexter answered. “I know your passwords. And as far as the paper versions go, Andrew changed them so it would look like I was passing.”

“Wow! This is unbelievable!” Aunt Tia yelled. “You went through all this trouble to hide the fact that you were failing two classes! Two, Dexter!”

“I know, and I’m sorry. I knew if you all found out, you would be upset.”

“And you don’t think we are now?! Boy, you’re on thin ice right now,” his dad stressed.

“Come on, you two; yes, this is bad, but you were young once. You’ve done this to your parents.” My dad said.

Uncle Charles looked at my dad with a raised eyebrow. “Yeah, I admit, I did some stuff back in the day, but lying about my grades was not one of them. If I had, your grandma would have whupped my ass. You better be glad I’m not going to do that to you.”

“Oh no, we’re going to hit you where it really hurts,” Aunt Tia quipped with a smirk.

Uncle Charles continued, “That party you were talking about, you’re not going. Instead, you’ll be doing your damn homework all weekend. And when you’re finished with your assignments, you’ll still be doing work we provide for you since you don’t like doing school work.”

Dexter looked at his parents like they’d lost their minds. “What?!”

“You heard us. You’re not going to that party,” Uncle Charles replied.

“But this is the biggest party of the year! Everyone in the senior class is going!”

“Well, you won’t be.”

“This is some bullshit,” Dexter mumbled.

“What did you say?!” his dad asked, getting up and going to Dexter.

“Now, now, that won’t be necessary. Dexter, you’re in enough trouble, so you better shut that smart mouth of yours,” Aunt Tia scolded then turned to my parents. “Anyway, that’s why we asked you to come here. We have a favor to ask, Trevor?”

“What is that?” my dad asked.

“We want Dexter to stay with you this weekend. We would be here, but Camille and I are going to Dallas to plan Spencer Hightower’s wedding, and Charles is going to a conference in Austin,” Aunt Tia explained.

 “I have work to do myself. I have a big campaign coming up that I have to work on,” he replied. While my mom is an event planner, my dad had his own advertising consulting firm that he opened a few years ago. He’s done a lot of great advertising for some of the most popular brands on the market. I’m proud of him and what he’s accomplished so far.

“That’s fine, because we want Andie to supervise him. You have to be around each other anyway, so this will be perfect.”

“And just because we’re going out of town, that doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want. We couldn’t get out of our commitments in time to be here ourselves,” Uncle Charles told Dexter.

“But when we come back, you’ll be under lock and key in your room for the next two months. No phone, no TV, no computer or tablet. You’ll be under house arrest, you understand?”

“Loud and clear,” Dexter muttered.

“Since you want to act like a child, we’re going to treat you like one. And Andie, we want you to call us if anything goes wrong. We’ll also be calling you and your dad to see how everything is going,” Aunt Tia said to me.

I nodded, not sure if I wanted to do this. In fact, I hadn’t even agreed to it.

“Uh, Aunt Tia, Uncle Charles, I never said I wanted to do this. I have things I have to do, and babysitting Dexter isn’t one of them.”

“We know we’ve put you in a tough position, but we know you’re responsible. We trust you and know that Dexter won’t do anything he isn’t supposed to if he’s around you. Besides, Trevor will be around, so you two can take turns if needed,” Uncle Charles reasoned.

“And we’ll pay you for it. It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t, right?” Aunt Tia added and laughed.

Dexter was still looking at his parents like they were crazy, while I sighed. I glanced at my dad, who shrugged.

“Fine, I’ll do it,” I agreed.

“Great. Thank you for doing this.”

I nodded again as my parents stood up. I quickly got up as well then went to the
door. I turned around and saw Dexter giving me the evil eye. I turned and opened the door. This was not how I planned to spend my weekend.

If you haven’t pre-ordered, you still have time to. Here is the link:

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Chronicles-Sheena-Binkley-ebook/dp/B01GGCYJBQ?ie=UTF8&qid=1467549499&ref_=la_B00CSTNTIG_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

Coming July 12th!!!

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The In Love With My Best Friend spin-off, The Love Chronicles, will be available on Kindle and paperback on July 12th!!

Here is the blurb for the story:

Andrea “Andie” Williams and Dexter Robinson have known each other since they were in diapers. While their parents are the best of friends, the two are barely even acquaintances. While Dexter is the most popular guy at Williamson High School and only cares about which girl he will sleep with next, Andrea is focused on getting into her dream college, Yale.

When they are placed together for an unlikely project, the two have to come together not only to pass their class, but also graduate. With a series of events surrounding them, they both realize that their first experience at love could be with the person who was right in front of them all along.

Pre-order will be available soon. Check back for the link, which I will post as soon as it is available.

30 Days, 30 Authors- T.S. Brumsey

Hi everyone!! Today is day nine of the 30 Days, 30 Authors event and joining in on the fun is T.S. Brumsey! She may be new to the writing scene, but she has an impressive New Adult series available, titled Capable of Anything. Not only does she have a series under her writing resume, but she is also my author mate as she is now one of the authors under Niyah Moore’s Ambiance Books. Her new book Fallen is available now.

Now, here’s Tameka! 🙂

 

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author bio

T.S. Brumsey was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, but was mostly raised in Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has been writing novels since age 15. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and a Master of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has worked in the social work and mental health field for the last 15 years. She currently resides in Wiesbaden, Germany with her husband and stepdaughter.

For more information about T.S. Brumsey’s work visit,

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books and links

COA Ihttp://www.amazon.com/Capable-Anything-T-S-Brumsey-ebook/dp/B00R91X8BQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459384660&sr=8-1&keywords=t.s.+brumsey

When close friends Candice, Samar, Sha, and Sabrina have to face the reality that tomorrow isn’t promised for any of them, primarily due to Candice’s mother’s violent death and the rapidly surfacing complexities in their lives, they realize they are capable of anything, be it positive or negative, and it is up to them to make the best choices to avoid being in harm’s way.

Candice, Samar, Sha, and Sabrina are learning how to deal with the highs and lows their lives are hurling at them. Candice is sixteen and is having a preponderant amount of difficulty dealing with her mother’s death and coping with issues regarding her peers. She experiences her first serious romantic relationship. She wonders if their love for one another will stand the test of time and if their relationship is worth the trouble it brings her way.

Samar, seventeen and the boldest of them all, definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. She is very temperamental, especially because her boyfriend seemingly cannot be faithful to her. She seeks revenge and does not care how evil she has to become to achieve it.

Sha is Samar’s younger sister. At sixteen, Sha is in the process of determining if she wants to discontinue an abusive relationship in order to become involved in a much healthier one. She learns from her mistakes but is unsure if she will repeat them, despite her lessons learned.

Sabrina is seventeen, laid back, and carefree. She mostly keeps to herself and does not need a lot of attention to feel self-assured. She figures having too many girlfriends will cause too many problems she’d rather not deal with. She has strong feelings for a fellow whom she does not trust. She is on the fence about whether to follow her heart, go out on a limb, and give him a chance.

COA IIhttp://www.amazon.com/Capable-Anything-II-T-S-Brumsey-ebook/dp/B01BURRFTK/ref=pd_sim_351_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51rb8JFLQrL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_UX300_PJku-sticker-v3%2CTopRight%2C0%2C-44_OU01_AC_UL160_SR107%2C160_&refRID=1VBB2PPTFD44JE216GGG

When close friends Candice, Samar, and Sabrina have to face the reality that tomorrow isn’t promised for any of them, primarily due to Candice’s mother’s violent death and the rapidly surfacing complexities in their lives, they realize they are capable of anything, be it positive or negative, and it is up to them to make the best choices to avoid being in harm’s way.

Candice, Samar, and Sabrina are learning how to deal with the highs and lows their lives are hurling at them. Candice is sixteen and is having a preponderant amount of difficulty dealing with her mother’s death and coping with issues regarding her peers. She experiences her first serious romantic relationship. She wonders if their love for one another will stand the test of time and if their relationship is worth the trouble it brings her way.

Samar, seventeen and the boldest of them all, definitely marches to the beat of her own drum. She is very temperamental, especially because her boyfriend seemingly cannot be faithful to her. She seeks revenge and does not care how evil she has to become to achieve it.

Sabrina is seventeen, laid back, and carefree. She mostly keeps to herself and does not need a lot of attention to feel self-assured. She figures having too many girlfriends will cause too many problems she’d rather not deal with. She has strong feelings for a fellow whom she does not trust. She is on the fence about whether to follow her heart, go out on a limb, and give him a chance.

Cover-2-Tamekahttp://www.amazon.com/Capable-Anything-III-T-S-Brumsey-ebook/dp/B01BWBT88A/ref=pd_sim_sbs_351_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51x6K63s0hL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_UX300_PJku-sticker-v3%2CTopRight%2C0%2C-44_OU01_AC_UL160_SR107%2C160_&refRID=1M7K44X4DXCJTPFMED9V

When close friends Candice, Sha, Natalie, and Brandy have to face the reality that tomorrow isn’t promised for any of them, primarily due to Candice’s mother’s violent death and another tragedy involving someone very close to them, they realize they are capable of anything, be it positive or negative, and it is up to them to make the best choices to avoid being in harm’s way.

Candice is sixteen and is having a preponderant amount of difficulty dealing with her mother’s untimely death and the changes occurring in her family. Her relationship with Kelvin becomes very testy. She can’t seem to figure out whom she wants to be with. Who will it be, Jacob or Kelvin?

Sha is sixteen and could possibly end up pushing her boyfriend, Delvin, away when she needs him the most. Will she hold on to him or will she lose him forever?

Natalie is seventeen and quietly tiptoes her way into this circle of friends. Her innocence, loyalty, and true friendship is what they need, especially during the tumultuous times that creep upon them. She ponders whether she will ever experience being with Ezekiel whom she’s had her green eyes on for a couple years.

Last, but not least, there’s Brandy who is sixteen. Will she leave her longtime boyfriend, William, for Mitch? She’s not so sure if a long distance relationship will work between Mitch and her. Will she end up following her heart or playing it safe?

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The college years are upon close friends Candice, Brandy, Natalie, and Sabrina. They realize they are capable of falling, be it falling in love or falling into a web of sticky negativity. They are continuously learning how to deal with the highs and lows their lives are hurling at them.

 

Candice is eighteen and her relationship with her boyfriend, Kelvin, is very testy. Jealousy and rage ensues especially when her other love interest, Jacob, is around. She can’t seem to figure out whom she wants to be with and Jacob isn’t making it easy for her to disregard her feelings for him. Who will it be, Jacob or Kelvin?

 

Eighteen year old Brandy has to decide if she wants to be with and remain with her love interest, Mitch, when she starts college or if she wants to continue remain single? She finally notices the enchantingly charming Brice when she starts attending the same college as him, but does he stand a chance of stealing the heart that Mitch has so diligently conquered?

 

Natalie is nineteen and is having difficulty maintaining her Christian beliefs and values due to being curious about going all the way with her boyfriend, Ezekiel. She knows she’s supposed to wait until marriage, but that’s easier said than done. Will she hold up her virtue or allow temptation to get the best of her?

 

Last, but never least, there’s Sabrina who is nineteen and is thoroughly enjoying being with the love of her life in many more intimate ways than one. Will she have any regrets regarding how close she’s allowed Steven to get to her? Can she truly trust that he won’t break her heart, especially after going to the point of no return with him?

 

EXCERPT

From Part 1

Sabrina

His intentions cannot possibly be any good. I must be the female he has chosen to prey on next. I don’t know what to say to him. He makes me nervous, and no other guy has done that before. I know one thing—he is absolutely not having his way with me. I refuse to be his next victim.

Part 2

Candice

I want to tell him that my mom and he have taught me better and that I know better. I know I’m contributing to making my race lo ok bad and I’m fitting into the mold of certain stereotypes that have been thrown out there about black people. Especially the particular stereotype that we are violent. I don’t say anything, though. My lips will not part. Tears begin to fall down my cheeks instead. I feel my dad’s eyes on me. He wipes my tears away, but more tears replace the ones he wiped away. I’m so tired, both mentally and physically.

Part 3  

Natalie

After we finish our homework, he walks me to my white BMW M6, which is parked in his driveway. I open my car door and stand in the doorway. He stands directly in front of me. I toss my backpack into the passenger seat. We can’t keep our eyes off each other. I’m infatuated with him.

“I’m going to come and pick you and Christian up in the morning,” he informs me.

He brings a smile to my face. “Do you want me to call you when I get home?” I ask him.

“You already know the answer to that.”

“I’ll call you when I get there. Oh, another thing. Will you accompany me to Bible study tomorrow evening?”

He’s taken aback by my request. I can tell. But after pondering this for a moment, he says simply, “Yes. No problem, Natalie.”

“I’ll pick you up at six forty-five tomorrow evening, then.”

“Okay.”

“Another thing.”

“What is it?”

“Will you come with me to Bible study from here on out, every Wednesday?”

“Are you serious?”

“Yes.” My heart sinks because I assume he’s going to say no.

“Do you go to Bible study every week?”

“I do,” I confirm. “So does Christian.”

“Figures,” he states, as if he doesn’t even know why he asked the obvious.

“What do you mean by that?”

“Don’t worry about it.”

“I know you’re probably wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into concerning me and everything that goes along with me.”

He nods in agreement. “I understand.”

“My faith in God is a part of the package deal you’re getting along with me. If you don’t want to continue to see me, I’ll understand. And another thing—I’m not allowed in your bedroom, so I can’t go in there anymore.”

“Says who?”

“My dad.”

“That’s not an issue, Natalie.”

“And you’re not allowed in my bedroom. We also can’t be at one another’s houses if our parents aren’t home.”

“If you say so.” He isn’t taking heed to what I’m telling him.

“I’m serious!”

He grabs me by my waist, pulling me closer to him while taking in everything I’ve told him. He kisses me and as I’m returning his kiss, I think this must be a “goodbye, nice knowing you” kiss.

 

From Fallen

Natalie

 

“Come here,” he requests, pulling me closer to him.

I lean over, kissing him on his soft lips. He kisses me back and his kisses always take me to a mystical place. I want to do more. At least, my body does. My mind hasn’t caught up with my body yet. He pulls me in closer to him and our kisses become more intense. He moves down to my neck, I moan softly and then realize…

“Ezekiel, we’re on the side of the road.”

He stops kissing me, looks over his shoulder, leans back over, says, “Come here,” and kisses me one more time before taking us for a ride around town while holding my hand.

 

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In Love With My Best Friend News

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Hi everyone! A lot of you have asked about the spin-off series from In Love With My Best Friend, titled The Love Chronicles. I mentioned the first book was going to be released sometime this year, but when I signed with my publisher, many of my upcoming books were pushed back.

Not with this one.

The Love Chronicles will still be released this year, possibly during the end of this summer. This will be an indie release; therefore, the first book will be available on all major sites after the LLH spin-off is finished. If there will be more books, that I haven’t decided on, but the first book with Andie and Dexter will definitely be released soon.

Here is the blurb to the series:

Andrea “Andie” Williams and Dexter Robinson have known each other since they were in diapers. While their parents are the best of friends, the two are barely even acquaintances. While Dexter is the most popular guy at Williamson High School and only cares about which girl he will sleep with next, Andrea is focused on getting into her dream college, Yale.

When they are placed together for an unlikely project, the two have to come together not only to pass their class, but also graduate. With a series of events surrounding them, they both realize that their first experience at love could be with the person who was right in front of them all along.

I’m very excited to start on the first book and to revisit Camille, Tia, Trevor, and Charles. I’m also looking forward to writing Andie and Dexter. I already know the two will have vibrant personalities (especially Dexter) and getting to know the two characters.

So, stay tuned regarding more news about The Love Chronicles. 🙂

 

Our Love is BACK!!!

 

Our Love 2 EBOOK UPLOAD

Hi everyone!!! After almost two years of not being available for purchase, Our Love is finally back on all major sites!!! The story has been edited and contains an excerpt from Redemption, the final story in the Love, Life, & Happiness series.

 

Blurb:

Charlie Perry is faced with a huge dilemma. After having an altercation with a classmate, she is given an ultimatum- transfer schools or face criminal charges. When Charlie is left with no choice but to transfer, she steps into Belmont High not knowing what to expect, especially when she crosses paths with Michael Collier.

Michael Collier is the most popular guy at Belmont. He can practically have any girl he wants, but when he sets his brown eyes on Charlie, he is instantly hooked, wanting to know more about the honey-colored beauty.

But when secrets from each other’s pasts begin to surface, will the two be able to find their way to each other, or keep them apart for good.

(This book is considered mature YA/NA and contains mature subject matter, including mild violence, alcohol use, and sexual language/situations).

 

Here are all the sites in which Our Love is available:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Our-Love-Sheena-Binkley-ebook/dp/B00FKNJPBC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425594320&sr=8-1&keywords=sheena+binkley+our+love

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/our-love-sheena-binkley/1117550852?ean=2940148981350

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/384431

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/our-love/id775426925?mt=11

 

 

I will also post the link for Kobo once it is available.