Thankful Thursday June 22, 2017!

::Shew:: Finally feel like I’m caught up from #RAGT17! This year was absolutely amazing and I can’t begin to thank all the incredible sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible. We’ve also had so much interest in the 2018 event that we have most of our sponsor positions filled. How fun is that?
We’re still looking for a few meal sponsors, and discretionary cash donations are always accepted. You can see info about #RAGT18 here: http://readerauthorgettogether.com/about/#info

I’m so close to finishing Fast Burn, but I lost a little of my momentum after being away from my desk for so long. Luckily these characters grabbed me and pulled me back in, so now I’m back on track. Fast Burn is the 4th and final book in the Body Armor series and releases April 2018!
Speaking of releases, we’re now in countdown mode for Worth the Wait, the 2nd book in The Guthrie Brothers series. It releases July 25th. Hogan and Violet were a hoot to write and I look forward to you meeting them. Fingers & toes crossed that you enjoy them as much as I do!

Now let’s head into this week’s #ThankfulThursday, which includes a bundle of books from #RAGT17, starting with an autographed copy of Hard Justice from me.
Then we have:
The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon,
Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey,
So This Is Love by Barbara Freethy,
Courting the Cowboy Boss by Janice Maynard &
A Mansion, A Drag Queen, And A New Job by C.C. Dragon

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I’m also incuding an #RAGT17 “First-Timers” Bag from Wendi Zwaduk, Jocie McKade & Cheryl Dragon with swag from Melanie Jayne, Sam Cheever, C.C. Dragon & Lori Foster.

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Lastly, I’m adding a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, along with a lot of other fun swag from #RAGT17, including rack cards, bookmarks and the extra bonus of a Worth the Wait sampler.

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 6/22/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm ET, 6/23/17!

Come back every Thursday for a new #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, June 15, 2017!

I’m finally catching up again after last week’s #RAGT17. It was a huge, busy, productive success!
For those that may not know, as fun as the event is, we also raise money from our raffles and book sales for several worthy causes.
This year we donated $22,500 to the One Way Farm, a local home for abused and abandoned children; $1500 to the Animal Adoption Foundation, a no-kill animal shelter (plus all proceeds from A Buckhorn Baby go directly to the shelter); and a percentage of book fair sales (still being tallied) will go to the Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati, a school for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy.
I’m always amazed by the generosity of the reader and author community that we’ve built with this event. Granted, the setup and execution is exhausting, but when it’s over I’m always anticipating the next year.

Just so you know, I have some of the very limited PRINT copies of A Buckhorn Baby left over from the event. (It’s digital everywhere else!) If you’re interested in getting your own print copy, check out this post and find out how you can get your own.
https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/15272028-limited-print-copies-of-a-buckhorn-baby

Now that we’re back from the event and getting on track again, we’re jumping right into #ThankfulThursday.
This week I have awesome goodies from #RAGT17, starting with an autographed ARC of Worth the Wait from me.
We also have:
Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis,
All I Want Is You by Toni Blake,
The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon,
Always His Earl by Cheryl Dragon.
I’m also including a Sam Cheever fan, Monette Michaels hand sanitizer, C.C. Dragon ear buds, pens, bookmarks, and lots of other fun swag, all in an #RAGT17 “First Timers” bag from Wendi Zwaduk, Cheryl Dragon and Jocie McKade.

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 6/15/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 6/16/17!

Come back every Thursday for a new #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, June 1, 2017!

I had a fantastic weekend with family celebrating Memorial Day with a grill out and a few boat rides. I always feel so peaceful when out on the water. It truly relaxes me and helps me decompress. 🙂
Of course, I also shared my gratitude to the brave soldiers who gave so much to protect our freedoms. The true meaning of Memorial Day is so very important.

I’ve been crazy busy finishing work for this year’s Reader & Author Get Together, or #RAGT17 as we like to call it. We have huge boxes of books, as well as all of the amazing swag that authors have donated, so that each attendee will get a stuffed goody bag.

Remember, the 2 huge booksignings are FREE and Open to the Public on Friday June 9th & Saturday June 10th from 3-5pm. Visit Lori Foster, J.R. Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Lora Leigh, Jill Shalvis, Darynda Jones and many, many more. You can see the full list of 72 attending authors here: http://readerauthorgettogether.com/bookfairs/#friday

I’ll probably have to skip the scheduled giveaways for next week (I’ll be at the event!) but I’ll try to do some random giveaways on site, so keep checking the Facebook page!

For this week, let’s talk #ThankfulThursday! I wouldn’t be able to host #RAGT each year if not for all of the amazing readers, so THANK YOU.

I’m giving a HUGE stack of books this week for #ThankfulThursday, starting with an autographed copy of Jude’s Law!
Then we also have the following:
The Harder You Fall by Gena Showalter
First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan,
All I Want Is You by Toni Blake,
Tycoon’s Delicious Debt by Susanna Carr,
Hot SEAL by Lynn Raye Harris,
Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda,
Cinder’s Rising by Jenika Snow &
Sunflower Touches by Cheryl Oblon

I’m also including an autographed tote bag from Karen Rose with lots of swag.

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 6/1/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 6/2/17!

Come back Two Thursdays from now for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, May 25, 2017!

We’re coming up on Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S. As you celebrate the time off, please remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I have extreme respect and gratitude for our military, and I hope you do as well.

We’re only 2 week’s from the start of #RAGT17! Even though full attendance for the event is sold out, the 2 big booksignings are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Friday, June 9th & Saturday, June 10th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. You can see the full signing list here: http://readerauthorgettogether.com/about/#bookfairs (Subject to change, so be sure to check it right before the signing dates!)

I’m desperately hoping to finish writing Fast Burn before we get to #RAGT17. Sahara and Brand have cooperated, practically writing the book for me. It’s the last story in the Body Armor series and I’m anxious to wrap it up, but between house decisions and last minute #RAGT17 decisions, we’ll see if it gets finished before or after. 🙂

No matter what I have going on, I always make time to say Thank You to all of the amazing readers with my weekly #ThankfulThursday! This week is special because I’m including fun stuff from my visit to the Natural Bridge in Kentucky!

Let’s start with #autographed copies of Jude’s Law & Murphy’s Law.

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We’ll add copies of
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning,
All I Want Is You by Toni Blake &
Hot SEAL by Lynn Raye Harris.

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I’ll include a bundle of fun swag + an #RAGT15 tote bag!

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And then from the Natural Bridge, I’m including:
An XL T-shirt, pen, magnet, braided bracelet, a tin of mints, all in a nifty old-timers paper bag. (I love creative packaging!)

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 5/25/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 5/26/17!

And come back next Thursday for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, May 18, 2017!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. I got flowers from my boys and my hubby, took in a movie, and even got out on the lake for a boat ride. I wrote up a storm on Mon & Tues (working on Fast Burn – Brand’s story in the Body Armor series) then on Wed, Allen and I took a trip down to the Natural Bridge. I love getting outside on beautiful days.
Now I’m ready to write again.

It’s nice to steal some downtime, especially when we’re so busy making final preparations for #RAGT17! Don’t forget that even though the event is sold out, the 72 author booksignings on Friday June 9th & Saturday June 10th from 3-5 are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! I’ll be signing, along with Karen Marie Moning, J.R.Ward, Lora Leigh, Jill Shalvis, Darynda Jones and many others.
Check out the full signing schedule here:
http://readerauthorgettogether.com/bookfairs/

At those signings, I’ll have very limited PRINT copies of A Buckhorn Baby that you can purchase and have autographed. It will be released digitally everywhere else on June 1st. This is the benefit book I write each year where all advance and royalties go to the Animal Adoption Foundation – a local no-kill animal shelter in Ohio that is very close to my heart for all of the amazing work they do.

As usual though we are still having #ThankfulThursday!
This week’s prize pack starts with #autographed copies of
Jude’s Law and Murphy’s Law

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Then we have:
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
All I Want Is You by Toni Blake
Hot SEAL by Lynn Raye Harris.

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I’m including a bundle of swag & an RAGT15 tote bag!

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 5/18/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 5/19/17!

And come back next Thursday for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, May 11, 2017!

Busy, Busy Week! We’re finalizing many of the decisions on the house we’re having built. If you’ve never built one, let me tell you, it seems there are a hundred things to decide for each room! Fun, but it almost requires more time than I have free.

PERSONAL STUFF
I also had my 3 month check up with my pulmonary doctor. Somehow I got this rare infection (probably while in the hospital with my husband during his knee replacement) and it’s tough to get rid of. I take a cocktail of 7 pills for a YEAR (yes, a year) with bloodwork and a dr appt every 3 months. This was my 6 month visit and I was hoping for good news, but unfortunately, I’ve gotten a secondary lung infection that can’t be cured. So now on top of the meds I have an inhaler and this breathing device “thingy” I have to use twice daily.
Who has time for this!? Bleh. I know many of my readers are dealing with very serious issues, so I promise not to complain too often about something that, hopefully, will be manageable.

READER & AUTHOR GET TOGETHER
I’m in the final stretch for plans with this year’s #RAGT17! It’s an amazing event where readers & authors get to spend time together in a leisurely and laid back environment. This year’s event is booked solid but the 2 MAJOR booksignings are open to the public and are FREE to attend! You can see the full signing schedule for June 9th & 10th here: http://readerauthorgettogether.com/bookfairs/

MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY
Before we get into this week’s #ThankfulThursday giveaway, I want to tell you about a HUGE Mother’s Day Giveaway that started on Wednesday! Yes, we’ll have some giveaways overlapping. How fun is that!?
The winner will get a total of 15 books from amazing authors such as Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis,
Marie Force
and many more, including, of course, Lori Foster 😉

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To enter the Mother’s Day Giveaway, just LIKE my Facebook page and comment on one of the many Mother’s Day giveaway posts that we’ll have on the Facebook wall. Winner will be announced at 8am ET Monday morning, 5-15!

THANKFUL THURSDAY
Now it’s time for #ThankfulThursday, which will include #autographed Under Pressure & Hard Justice from me.

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Also the following books:
Heat Seeker from Lora Leigh,
Underworld Queen from Sharon Hamilton
All I Want Is You from Toni Blake

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And we’ll include a Karen Rose tote bag.

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Plus a booklover’s T-shirt!

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Sizes vary for the T-shirts.

*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 5/11/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 5/12/17!

And come back next Thursday for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, May 4th, 2017!

Hello May!! 🙂 Are you loving the warmer temps as much as I am? We actually got our first boat ride of the season this past Sunday. I’m always happiest when I’m out on the water – but I’m looking forward to a few mountain visits and perhaps a trip to Hocking Hills, Cumberland Falls and the Natural Bridge, too.

The construction on our new house is coming right along. If you’re interested, I post pictures or videos on my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster/ So many decisions to make, but so far it’s been fun.

We’re now about a month from this year’s#RAGT17!This is the event I host each year in Cincinnati, Ohio for readers & authors to hang out in a very casual social setting. The event is sold out for this year but the major BOOKSIGNINGS are FREE to attend and Open to the Public! If you’re in the area I would love to see you there.

Psst: I’ll have a limited supply of A Buckhorn Baby in print! It’ll be available digitally everywhere else. Remember, all advance and royalties from the sale of the book go to the Animal Adoption Foundation, a no-kill animal shelter. http://www.AAFPets.org

Now on to this week’s #ThankfulThursday where I’m giving autographed copies of Jude’s Law & Murphy’s Law from me.

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Then we have
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Heat Seeker by Lora Leigh
Illicit Night with the Greek by Susanna Carr &
Sunflower Touches by Cheryl Oblon

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Lastly, I’m adding in an #RAGT16 tote bag full of swag!

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 5/4//17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 5/5/17!

And come back next Thursday for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, April 20, 2017!

This has been such a fun and busy week. We hosted our Easter Party on Saturday for our large family. Hid a lot of eggs (over 250 of them!) for the 20+ kids, ate a lot of good food, talked a lot and overall had a great time.

I’ve also been finalizing things for #RAGT17. This is the reader & author event I host each year near Cincinnati, OH. All the money raised goes to various local charities that are important to me, benefiting kids and animals.

Registration for this year’s event is full, but remember that the BOOKSIGNINGS on Friday & Saturday are open to the public. If you’re in the area I would love to see you there!

Now let’s get to my weekly #ThankfulThursday, a fun giveaway that requires no entry. LIKE my Facebook page and you’re already entered!

Books this week include autographed Under Pressure & ARC of Hard Justice from me.
Also including Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning,
Heat Seeker by Lora Leigh,
Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones &
Switching Hour by Robyn Peterman.

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I also have an #RAGT16 tote bag full of fun goodies.

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 4/20/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 4/21/17!

And come back next Thursday for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, April 13, 2017!

Hello happy readers! I’m loving this spring weather we’re having. I’m so ready to get the boat in at the lake but we’ve just been too busy. Between writing, work on the RAGT17 (www.readerauthorgettogether.com) and choosing things for the new house, I’m going a little nuts. 😀

I’m currently working on Fast Burn, the 4th book in the Body Armor Series. This will be Brand’s story, set for release in April 2018. I finished Close Contact before our TN trip and that will be Miles’ story released in November 2017.

Before that is A Buckhorn Baby on June 1st and Worth the Wait on July 25th.

So many book releases to keep up with, I know! It’s crazy.
(See how busy I’ve been!?)

I also have a reissue this week with Annie Get Your Guy. This is a digital re-release with a really nice new cover. There are a lot of reissues this year. You can see my full release schedule here: http://lorifoster.com/new-releases/

Now let’s tackle this week’s #ThankfulThursday. My chance to slow down a little and say Thank You to all of the amazing readers that read my books and spend time on Facebook with me.

For #ThankfulThursday I’m starting with an autographed hardcover of
Fighting Dirty from me.
Tasty Cravings by Erika Reed
Kiss Me Deadly by Shauna Pendleton
Bad Girl by Night by Lacey Alexander

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Next I’m throwing in one of the new Worth the Wait fans.

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Lastly, I have an #RAGT16 tote bag full of fun goodies.

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 4/13/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 4/14/17!

And come back next Thursday for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, April 6, 2017!

This has been a week to remember! Those who follow me on Facebook already know that my middle son & daughter-in-law (living South Korea) gave me a beautiful little granddaughter a few days ago. She’s absolutely adorable and has already stolen my heart. I can’t wait for her to meet her 3 boy cousins. 🙂

We were in the Smoky Mountains when we got the news. I needed a few days away to decompress after I finished Close Contact, the 3rd book in the Body Armor Series. My husband and I love Gatlingburg, Pigeon Forge and that whole TN area. The patriotism and friendliness, mixed with the beauty of nature, is always so wonderful to experience.

Now I’m back at my desk and ready to start on FAST BURN, Brand Berry’s story, the 4th book in the Body Armor Series.

Even better, it’s time for #ThankfulThursday!

This week will include autographed copies of
Under Pressure & Hard Justice from me!

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I also have copies of
Ultimate Sins & Heat Seeker by Lora Leigh
Accidental SEAL by Sharon Hamilton
Romantic Times: Vegas: Book 2 anthology by various authors.

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Plus I’m including a book lover’s T-shirt & a #RAGT16 tote bag full of cool swag.
If your name is posted as the winner, be sure to send your T-shirt size with your information.
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(Sizes from S-3XL)

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 4/6/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 4/7/17!

And come back next Thursday for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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