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Lady Amber’s Tours~Jen Wylie’s Tales of Ever~Book Review and Promo

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Review

Fans of Suzanne Collin’s series, Hunger Games, or J.K. Rowling’s, Harry Potter will thoroughly enjoy Jen Wylie’s, Tales of Ever. Tales of Ever is a constant death thrilling adventure until the very end, AND there is a freaking love interest in the mix, which made reading it more kick @ss.

In a place where nothing is as it seems, sixteen year old, Misha is propelled into a world where survival is the only way to live.

Misha learned to deal with the loss of her father at a young age, and when tragedy comes around again by the death of her mother, she is left as a ward of the state…until an unknown relative discovers her. The story really picks up here when Misha’s long lost uncle takes her to the safety of her new home.

Of course, safe is relative and her uncle learns why Misha and her mom were hidden for so long. Misha is told that her father is in alive…but in a different world? Since she was born with the full power to wield fire like her parents, Misha is labeled as wild, unstable. So, with a quick, forceful push through a portal into another world, Misha finds herself in Ever. Shit just got real.

Falling into a near deathtrap, Misha discovers plants, creatures, the sky and other means of ‘normal’ have transformed into a living nightmare. Giant, poisonous spiders, killer ducks, dragons and more fill the pages with constant worry. However, she’s determined to find her dad…and stay alive.

Soon enough, Jadus, a human-ish (swoon worthy) guy swoops in, saving Misha before certain death (of course!).

Still, hell has no ending while in Ever and the adventure only grows more troublesome.

Hunky Jadus and Misha are separated, forcing Misha to find her way to safety alone and also to search for her dad without Jadus’s capabilities to exist, survive in Ever. Crap, I just wanna tell you all what happens, but I can’t. That wouldn’t be fun, right? The story takes off from page one and before you know it, you’re finished with the entire book. I’d love to read more about Ever and by that I really mean—read more about Misha and Jadus! I really heart him, or whatever he is. Great job, Jen! Continue scrolling down to read special excerpts and find out how to stalk, I mean follow, this fabulous author 😉

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Tales of Ever

(Volumes 1-6)

By

Jen Wylie

January 10, 2014 by Untold Press www.untoldpress.com

Fantasy/Paranormal, YA 10+

(84 000+ words, 250pages)

~Tales of Ever is suitable for readers 10 and up. Originally written as a novella series, it has been reworked and is now available as a complete novel~

Blurb 

A few months ago, I was a normal girl. Life sucked, and just like everyone else, I took the simple things for granted. At least until I got this new power, a “gift” mom called it. Apparently, I’m a firestarter. I didn’t want to be. I didn’t ask to be. It would be cool if it wasn’t so dangerous and I knew how to control it. When an uncle I’d never heard of showed up to take care of me after my mom died, I should have been grateful. As it turned out, my whole family isn’t normal and more than a little bit crazy. I thought things couldn’t get any worse. I was wrong.

They banished me to Ever.

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Welcome to Ever.

Ever; a deadly realm where feared, powerful, and dangerous magical beings are banished. It’s not a world, but a magically created prison you can never break out of. Who, or what, made Ever? I’ve no idea. They were powerful, and cruel. That is all I can tell you.

Ever is like, and unlike, every other world. Nothing is safe. Safety is a dream. Ever is a nightmare. Few survive their first day. Nothing is what it seems. If something appears safe, it isn’t. If something appears dangerous, well it is, but probably more than you think.

Ever has no sun, no moon, and no stars at night. Time is told by the ever changing color of the sky where portals open, dropping new inhabitants or new terrors. Time does pass. Don’t worry, you won’t get old. You won’t live that long.

The landscape changes without reason from desert to jungle. The flora isn’t safe at any time. There is food, if you can find it without getting eaten yourself. Most plants and animals are poisonous. So is the water.

Are you afraid? You should be. This is the end. It gets worse of course. Remember the portals? Do you think angels come through? Innocent people rarely do. Mostly, it is evil people, people too powerful to kill. Their magic works here. The creatures are worse.

Do you understand? Well, you will eventually, or you’ll die. There is no escaping Ever.

Ever.

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ASIN: B00HSCHK3I

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20498455-tales-of-ever

~Available at all Amazon stores~

US: http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Ever-Volumes-1-6-Wylie-ebook/dp/B00HSCHK3I/

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HSCHK3I

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Bio:

Jen Wylie resides in rural Ontario, Canada with her  two boys, Australian shepherd and a disagreeable amount of wildlife. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.

Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.

Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing most people don’t. Jennifer writes various forms of fantasy, both novels and short stories.

My website: www.jenwylie.com

My blog: http://jlwylie.wordpress.com/

Twitter: @jen_wylie

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4499919.Jen_Wylie

Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Wylie/151266004895266

Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Jen-Wylie/e/B004HQ9XD8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

~Excerpt 1~

Fire.

I see it everywhere.

It started a year ago, maybe more. I don’t remember. Images of fire appear more now than they did before.

Flames always dance just out of sight. They flicker on school lockers, in windows, anywhere. Everywhere.

Now they hover over the road as I run. If I didn’t know better, I’d think they were only mirages from the heat. They aren’t real. They never are. Nothing burns, there is no heat. I hate seeing them. Every time they appear, I wonder if I’m crazy.

Glaring at my watch, I round the block. School sucked today, as usual. I’ve run farther and faster than I normally do, trying to push all my stupid problems away while trying to ignore the fire.

The last year I’ve been unsettled. Sometimes I get uncomfortable hot flashes. I don’t understand why. Mom gets them sometimes, too. She says not to worry about it. I wish I could, but I know I’m too young for such things and they have been coming more often.

I can’t tell her about seeing the fire, or about the dreams. She wouldn’t believe me and I don’t want to put more stress on her.

We do Yoga and that helps. So does running. I’ve done a lot of both as the months pass and things only get worse.

It hasn’t been the best year. Mom lost one of her jobs. She found another, but it doesn’t pay as much. Lack of money really stresses her out.

I hope she’ll let me get a decent job soon. Something other than yard work and babysitting. I want to help. Mom looks so tired lately. She’s really starting to worry me.

In a few months, I’ll be sixteen. I haven’t asked about getting my driver’s license. I’m sure Mom won’t bring it up either. We don’t have money for a car, anyway. We don’t even have money for lessons or the stupid license test.

What would I do if something happened to Mom?

I have no idea. We don’t have any really close friends. A few people we sort of talk to, like our old neighbor, Mrs. Green. No family either, at least none that Mom ever talks about.

I don’t have any friends at school. Even though I go to a public school, most of the kids there have money. We don’t, and it shows. People can be so fickle. Of course, I don’t really try to make friends. I fall into the quiet and shy group. Years ago I gave up trying. Too many times I thought I’d found a friend and then got stabbed in the back.

Of course seeing fire sets me apart, too. The fear of someone finding out how weird I am forces me to keep my distance. I know normal people don’t see fire like I do, but some seem obsessed with it. I watch them play with matches and lighters outside at school and I only shake my head.

I’m not obsessed. What I see scares me. If I could, I’d choose to never see the flames again.

~Excerpt 2~

I squeeze my eyes together tightly, trying to bring the fire under control. I can do this, I can…

The fire roars around me. Not good.

I feel cool fingers on my face and my eyes snap open. Jadus stands right before me, his face set and intense.

Certainly he knows how dangerous it is to touch me? No, he doesn’t. He doesn’t know…oh god…

“Think of water, rivers, ice, snow,” he whispers, staring into my eyes.

I do as he asks; terrified I’m going to kill him. Amazingly the fires die. Letting out a shuddering breath I squeeze my eyes closed again for a moment. “Sorry.”

He chuckles. “Powerful gift you have there.”

“Dangerous.”

He shrugs. “You’ll figure it out.”

“I hope so,” I mutter, looking around the large charred area surrounding us in a little bit of horror and a little bit of awe.

He gives me a moment to silently collect myself before gesturing for me to follow him. “Come on, I want to show you something.”

We head up the path, higher and higher. Finally reaching the top, he leads me over to the edge. My eyes grow wide as I stare out at the landscape before me. I can see the pink desert in the distance. The rainbow jungle spreads out in a line below. I can see a huge river too, and beyond it another kind of forest. The more I look the more I see.

“That’s a whole lot of Ever.”

Jadus points off to our right and I see a portal open high in the sky. That can’t be good.

Turned out height doesn’t matter. Not this time.

Something huge flies out.

My mouth drops open. Is that a dragon? The beast roars and flies off as the portal closes.

Jadus looks over at me and chuckles at the look on my face. He spreads his arms wide. “Welcome to Ever.”

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Cover Reveal

I hope every has had a great start to the new year. I’ve been finishing up a few projects (trying to finish) the last few weeks. This is a busy month for reviews! Later this month I’ll have more fun interviews, book reviews and hopefully good news 😉 Today, I have Jen Wylie’s newest cover for her Tales of Ever book. So, on to the reveal:

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Isn’t it GORGEOUS, I keep staring at it. LOL I’m so excited to share Jen’s new look with you all! I love book covers! Even if you’re not supposed to judge the book by the cover, a kick ass cover does make a difference. Wahoooo, Jen!

I can’t wait to read it this weekend! Hope you all have a great Thursday….one day closer to the weekend. YAY! Incase you wanted to take another look, here’s the cover again. Welcome 😉

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Winners Wahoooooooo

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas. My family is winding down (thank goodness) and we’ve certainly been blessed this season. This was my families first Christmas in our new home and I can’t get enough of all things Christmas…probably because I hate putting it all away and I’m now in ‘procrastination’ mode. 

Anyway, the winners have been picked for my Holiday E-book Giveaway and I want to say thanks so much to everyone who participated. I also want to thank all my super, awesome author friends who generously donated one or more of their books to my pile: Joanne Wadsworth, Laura Thalassa, Amy Jones, Katy O’Dowd, Julie Campbell, Sean Hayden, Jen Wylie, and Heather Van Fleet, thank you. This giveaway wouldn’t have been as great without you all. See below for a full list of WINNERS! Wahooooooo.  Off to bed now. Night 🙂

Lindsay Thibodaux

Ann Archambault Waters

Mark Bolles

Brittany Wendtland

Maari Krogfoss

Keisha Rector Carpenter,

Kim Baggett Light

Angela Nelson

Holly Letson

Csilla Kerekes

Sara Morrison

Congrats to you all 😀 Thanks everyone who entered. I’ll have more fun things to win in the new year. Merry Christmas 

Holiday E-book Giveaway Author Spotlight: Jen Wylie, Sean Hayden AND Julie Campbell

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Life has been such a crazy mess and I’ve had the worst freaking headache which is why I’ve been absent the last few days. So sorry, y’all 😦 Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win some amazing e-books for Christmas. Only one day left to enter (click >here<). Since I’ve lacked at promoting, here’s not one, but 3 authors and their exciting books donated to the pile of goodies.

First up we have Julie Campbell. Julie has become such a great friend and i have no idea what I would do without her kick ass technical skills….I have NONE. Julie, thanks for being fabulous 😀 Back to her books: Not only has she agreed to giveaway Sabaska’s Tale, but also a great bundle of stories you won’t want to miss called Steampunk Trails. Each author has added their flare of imagination and cleverness. The creativity continues to stay with me, I simply adored Steampunk Trails. I’m not a steampunk junkie, but Julie and her cohorts have driven me to places I never knew existed, and isn’t that what books are for? So, I’d jump on this bandwagon of goodies quick! As far as Sabaska’s Tale, I can’t express how much I loved this adventure. Be sure to check out my review on Goodreads to learn more!

Second author spotlight is Sean Hayden. First I’d like to say how honored I am. Sean took a chance on me, an unknown, and helped make my dream a reality. Sean, thanks and I’m super glad we’re friends…you’re still a nerd 😉 (Now back to being professional and stuff)  Sean’s sense of humor is endless and his donated book, My Soul to Keep, hands-down showcases his unique, corky personality in each of his characters. One of my favorite aspects of this book is the MC, Connor, is a 15 year old boy….smart-mouthed and all. He and his sister’s relationship cracked me up and is VERY accurate to real life interactions between siblings. Demons, Angels and Vampires, Oh my! <<<sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Anyway, I think you’re gonna love My Soul to Keep….be sure to give Sean a shout out on his FB page, along with a little nudge to help him finish the second book in this series 😉 *insert evil laugh here*

Last but certainly not least, we have Jen Wylie. What to say about her that I haven’t said before? She’s great, not only is she an amazing editor (my boss), but she is a fantastic person and friend. Jen, I have NO idea what I would have done without you. Your brilliance helped Hope’s Decree shine bright like a diamond (I’ve seen this logo on way too many shirts today while shopping. Shoot me now!) I’m so glad to call ya a friend 😀 You so Rock! On to her book: Jen has donated Broken Aro (The Broken Ones, #1). I could go on and freaking on about how much I adored this book, but I won’t bore you with my thoughts…um, yes I will. Aro is a young girl who is forced from one terrible situation to another. Devastation and heartache fill the pages early on, but not to worry, good (amazing) stuff happens, too. Aro bonds with a group of unexpected heros who eventually become her adopted family. To say this book is good is such an understatement. Broken Aro will have you running out to grab the second book in this series, Broken Prince (a-freaking-mazing) to find out what happens next.

So, long story short, Sabaska’s Tale, Steampunk Trails, My Soul to Keep and Broken Aro are all amazing reads and YOU have a chance to win one! Wahoo! Click >here< to enter.

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Jen Wylie’s Character Interviews for: Broken Prince

Jen Wylie’s interview doesn’t need an opening. Yes, it’s that good. Enjoy! Image

 

Aro opened her eyes wide. “What’s going on?”

“We’re being interviewed.”

She blinked at Kei and then turned to the strange woman ushering them into an un-used cabin.

“Sit down, y’all. We’ll be ready in just a minute.” The woman gestured to chairs set before a table with a strange thin box on it. “My name is Angela,” she said as they sat. “Hold still while I clip these on.”

“Wait, what are these? What is that?” Aro gestured to the strange box. “What is going on?”

Kei grinned and elbowed her. “Do you want to see Prince?”

She stared and then abruptly closed her open mouth.

“Okay then! Let’s get this fired up, hopefully Prince is ready.”

“What does that even mean,” Aro whispered to Kei. He just shook his head and they watched as the woman did something near the base of the box, it suddenly lit up, and clicking sounds ensued.

A moment later Prince appeared and Aro gasped and then leaned forward eagerly. “What sort of magic is this?”

Angela slapped her reaching hand away. “Don’t touch. Can you hear us, Prince?”

“But he’s not here,” Aro grumbled. “Is he?”

“Yes, I can,” Prince answered.

“Prince!” Aro flung herself forward again, but this time Kei caught her arms and held her back in the chair.

“Alrighty, we don’t have a lot of time, and we’ve a number of questions to get through. So let’s get started, shall we?” Angela beamed at them all. “This is so exciting!”

Aro tapped her temple. “Can he hear me?”

“No, dear. Let’s start with you, Prince Shael, in case you’re called away. First question. What was it like when you finally made it home? Was there a special someone waiting for you?  Was a party thrown in your honor?”

He frowned. “That is three questions.”

“Oh yes, so it is.” Angela smiled at him brightly. “Can you see us all?”

“Yes.” He let out a deep, weary sigh. “Everything has been rather busy. Much has changed, more so than I thought. I have been regaining my strength. Yes, I was specially welcomed back to court.” He paused a moment. “My family was waiting.”

“Do you miss the death-thrilling adventure of being out with Aro and the gang?”

“I did not find our travels overly thrilling. I miss…” he trailed off, turning his gaze to Aro.

“I miss you, too,” she said quietly.

“Aww that’s so sweet! Next question! How did you feel when Kei was able to save Aro? Does their ‘bond’ affect you?”

Prince closed his eyes for a moment, clearly irritated. “That is two questions.” His gaze returned to Aro and noticeably softened. “He did not save her. She saved herself. Aro is a very strong…young woman.” He looked to Kei. “As for their bond. I do not care for it, or how they hid they had two–”

Aro straightened angrily. “We didn’t hide–”

“However,” Prince continued, frowning slightly at her interruption. “It has saved her life and he uses it to protect her. I cannot fault that.”

“I don’t need protecting,” Aro muttered, falling back in her chair and crossing her arms.

“Yes you do,” both Prince and Kei said at once. Kei snorted. Prince scowled.

Angela grinned and raised a finger. “Next! Since you are back home, is your magic back and recharged, so to speak? Will you be able to have another charm created in order to leave your land? If so, would this be something you’d be willing to do? If yes, why would you consider leaving the safety of your homeland?”

Prince stared at her and then shook his head slightly. “It will take some time for me to recover fully. As for the rest…I do not know at this time.”

Aro’s quiet gasp drew all of their attention. Turning her head, she avoided everyone’s gaze.

“Let’s move on to Kei then.” Angela shifted in her chair to face the Fey. “The Prophecies center around you and Aro directly. How do you feel knowing you two will be in this together?”

 He reached over and took Aro’s hand. “I will always be by her side.”

Angela looked at him expectantly. “And… how do you feel about that?”

His brows drew down in confusion. “It is the choice I made.”

“We’re best friends, more than that,” Aro added.

“But are you happy?”

Kei tilted his head to the side. “Of course.”

The woman rolled her eyes and let out an exasperated sigh. “Okay, you’ve met a few other Fey during your adventure, and have seen them change from their crazed state to being sane again. Were you like them?”

“Sometimes,” he said quietly.

“What is the fury like?”

He frowned. “It is…uncontrolled feelings. Anger. Fury. The need to fight. A desire to kill.”

“Aro, when you took the fury from the Fey, did you feel this as well?”

She nodded hesitantly. “It is hard to describe. It’s frightening, and wild. But you also have a feeling of such power, like nothing can hurt you. Nothing can stop you.”

“You’ve been through so much, and at such a young age. Where do you find the strength to keep moving forward?”

Aro looked over at Prince and smiled and then looked to Kei. “From my friends. They need me, and I need them. They have taught me so much. I go on because I’m still needed, there is still so much more in life I want to do. As long as I have them, everything will be fine.”

“You’ve seemed to have tapped into a power source since you and Kei have bonded. We’ve seen this after you’ve healed Kei and the other lost fey. Do you feel different? If so, can you describe it?”

Aro bit her lip. “They give me power and I let it go. I don’t feel different most of the time, other than my eyes changed, after they gave me so much when I healed. I can see better now, and further away.”

“You’re faster,” Kei added quietly.

She shrugged. “Maybe.” 

“Last question, since it looks like Prince has to go shortly. The prophecies talk about you being a queen? How does that fit with the feelings you have for Prince, considering he is an elf?”

Aro stared at her, a flush of pink rushing across her cheeks. “I…I…” She cleared her throat. “The thought of being a queen rather frightens me. I don’t know how to be a queen.”

“I am here for you,” Kei whispered. “You know that.”

“I know…and I’ll do what I need to, to help the Fey. But that doesn’t mean the idea doesn’t scare me.”

“Should that time come, she will be older. I am certain she will have no difficulty with it,” Prince added.

Aro looked over at him in surprise. “Will it matter?”

A pained look crossed his face and he looked away. “I must go now.”

She stood abruptly. “Wait! I still have so much to ask you.”

“Be safe, my Arowyn.”

Prince disappeared.

Aro whirled around. “Bring him back!”

Angela stood and shook her head. “I can’t do that.” She grinned. “Thank you for the interview though! I’m sure the fans will love it!”

Kei stood, looking at her in confusion. “What?”

The woman pulled whatever she’d clipped on their shirts off and stuck the pieces in her pocket and then turned and folded down the box.

“Wait! I want to talk to Prince again!”

“Sorry, I have to get going too. More interviews to do! You two go and have an adventure! Don’t die, and,” she picked everything up and turned to Aro, “you just have to have a happily ever after!”

“I don’t have any idea what you’re talking about,” Aro yelled in frustration.

The woman was gone.

“What just happened?”

Kei shook his head and ran his fingers through his hair. “I don’t know. Maybe the wine at dinner was bad?”

 

Ha! Jen Wylie is absolutely amazing. I hope y’all enjoyed her interview….she even added ‘y’all’ to my part when writing this. LOL Also….Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the final set of character interview from Hope’s Decree. Below are Jen’s links and a blurb from Broken Prince! 

Links

E-mailJenniferW2mail@gmail.com

Websitehttp://www.jenniferwylie.ca

Bloghttp://jlwylie.wordpress.com/

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/jen_wylie

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4499919.Jen_Wylie

BLURB

Sometimes, when you’re broken, you can heal on your own. Sometimes, you need the help of your friends, your family, and the people you love. Keeping those pieces together when the world seems intent on ripping you apart is the greatest challenge of all. Especially when the ones you love, the ones who hold you together, start falling apart themselves. Arowyn and her family continue on their journey to return the Elven Prince, Shael, to his homeland before he fades and dies. A journey full of triumph and horror, love and sorrow, rips them apart with every fighting moment, and yet brings them together as a family. They don’t allow the prophecy to rule their lives. Some don’t believe, some don’t care. Prophecies aren’t written in stone. Events can change. People can change. They are only words. From besieged cites, to the elusive Were and wild Fey, nothing quite prepares them to face their deadliest of enemies, one they didn’t know existed.

Reviews 

 

“Broken Prince is a story about love and hope, loss and pain, facing the odds and not giving up. I couldn’t put it down!” Wendy Knight, Feudlings

“Filled with fantasy, non-stop action and suspense, Broken Prince is a heart-achingly romantic read that had me flipping the pages, needing to know what would happen next to Aro and her boys. The end is bittersweet and perfect, and I need the next installment now!” Trisha Wolfe, Of Silver and Beasts

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Character Interviews from Joanne Wadsworth, Jen Wylie, Laura Thalassa and MORE!

Okay, I’ve updated my FB page, but neglected my blog ~shakes head~ Sorry for being a slacker. I’m hosting a HUGE, and I mean HUGE character interview up in here. Below is a partial list of authors and their characters. 

Warrior by Joanne Wadsworth

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Silas, Hope, Faith (possibly another guest will pop in)

Wanna ask Silas how he dealt with being soul-bound to Hope? Or maybe how Hope is dealing with meeting her sister and mom? 

 

The Broken Ones (Broken Aro and Broken Prince) by Jen Wylie

Broken Prince

Aro, Kei, and Prince

Want to know how Prince is doing since leaving Aro? Maybe how Kei feels about the prophecies? Or how Aro is able to keep going?

The Unearthly by Laura Thalassa

The Unearthly (The Unearthly, #1)

Gabrielle, Andre, and Oliver!

Wanna know why Andre killed one of his own? Want to learn more about Oliver’s fabulous fashion style? Is Gabrielle being a ‘soul mate’ causing her major problems? 

 

I’ve more authors and their characters joining in the fun, too! Julie Campbell, Sean Hayden, Katy O’Dowd…and me, duh. 😉 I’ll post the remaining list of amazing characters by the weekend (keep fingers crossed I don’t forget). If you want to ask a certain character a question, jot it down in the comments and I’ll be sure to send it along. 

 

Have a great Hump Day!