Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts

Thursday, December 6, 2018

12 Days of Clean Romance featuring Melissa McClone

His Christmas Wish
(Mountain Rescue Romance Book 1)
by Melissa McClone

His Christmas Wish (Mountain Rescue Romance Book 1)  by Melissa McClone

During the month of December, we will be featuring 12 authors who write clean romance. Today we feature Melissa McClone with His Christmas Wish. Also available in the Mountain Rescue Romance series: Her Christmas Secret, Her Christmas Kiss, His Second Chance, and His Christmas Family.

This book blast and giveaway is hosted by I Am A Reader and Clean Wholesome Romance.

Carly Bishop loved Christmas…until tragedy struck.
Distraught and grief-stricken over the deaths of her fiancé and brother, she left Hood Hamlet and her Christmas spirit behind, to start over somewhere new. But now, six years later, her family needs her. Carly returns home to face her past and give her niece and nephew the best Christmas ever.
Burdened with guilt, Jake Porter believes he could have saved his two friends on that fateful day and kept Carly from experiencing such a heart-wrenching loss. When she arrives in town, Jake wants to make amends so they can both finally move forward with their lives.
As Jake helps Carly experience the magic of Christmas so she’ll embrace the holiday again, will he also be able to open her heart to something else she’d given up on … love?

Jake forced himself not to stare. Drool. He reached for a knife.
She looked good. Okay, hot. Better than he remembered.
The cold temperature outside brought a natural color to her cheeks. Thick lashes, ones she’d had since she was younger, framed expressive hazel eyes that no longer held the optimistic promise of tomorrow, but hinted at new depths he hadn’t seen before. Those pink full lips smiling at him made him think about kisses. And the one time he should have kissed her, but instead he’d hesitated and lost her. Not that he needed kisses now. A taste of those glossed lips, simply a nibble, was all he wanted, but that wouldn’t be a smart move.
Kissing her would be downright stupid.
As he sliced the apple, the knife slammed against the cutting board.
“Be careful.” Carly neatly placed cheese and crackers on a plate. “You don’t want to lose a finger.”
Right now, he was more worried about losing his heart.
His heart was off-limits, especially to a woman who was the only person aside from his father to call him Jacob and who’d left town six years ago never to return until now. Okay, not exactly true. She hadn’t been gone six years. Five years, seven months, and twenty-eight days, if he wanted to be exact. Not that he’d been counting.
Granted, she’d had her reasons. Good ones. But that hadn’t made her leaving any easier. Which reminded him. She wasn’t here to stay. Hannah had mentioned Carly was staying a little over two weeks. Long enough to turn everyone’s life upside down, including his. He wanted no part of it. No part of her.
Jake cut another piece of apple. This time, he didn’t put as much pressure on the knife.

Praise for the Book
“A wonderful debut of the Mountain Rescue Romance series with relatable characters with whom I could share emotions as I laughed, cried and loved every minute of this heartwarming and at times heartrending contemporary holiday romance.” ~ Pamela R Mitchell
His Christmas Wish is one of the best holiday books I’ve read, hands down. With a hero and heroine to root for, 2 adorable kids, the winter wonderland backdrop of small town Hood Hamlet and a heartwarming storyline, this may well be my favorite Melissa McClone romance yet.” ~ Cheryl H
“I truly enjoyed this book! It was an extremely well written romance book perfect in time for the holidays! A very refreshing sweet romance novel, I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend it!” ~ Amanda McPhee

About the Author
Melissa McClone
USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone has published over forty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds, and cats who think they rule the house. They do!

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Monday, December 3, 2018

12 Days of Clean Romance featuring Sophia Summers

Taming Scrooge
by Sophia Summers

Taming Scrooge  by Sophia Summers

During the month of December, we will be featuring 12 authors who write clean romance. Today we feature Sophia Summers with Taming Scrooge, ON SALE for only $0.99.

This book blast and giveaway is hosted by I Am A Reader and Clean Wholesome Romance.

Ezra Stone wishes Christmas would go away.
Star Henley wants to save it.
When a desperate city council, panicked about losing their iconic main street, urges Star Henley to charm her way into developer Ezra Stone’s life, they hope to change his mind, unaware they could break his heart.
If the small town, Sanders Corners, can’t save its tree festival and protect their Main Street festivities, her father’s tree business and her Christmas shop will go out of business along with the rest of the town. She can’t let that happen, even if it means ingratiating herself into the cold, hard life of their town’s one and only billionaire nemesis. When a conniving city council forces them to work together on the festival of trees, the two clash as often as they connect, but everything could change on December 25.

He reached into the decorated boughs and her heart pinged just a tiny amount in sympathy. Balls fell and clattered down around him, his whole arm lost in the decorated greenery. It wasn’t easy, and she did want the tree to stay intact for the short drive. “Look, I’ll call Colton up here to help you.”
“Yes, you’d better.” When he pulled his hand back out, he pinched his fingers together and released them, the adhesive obvious.
She smirked. Sap was a bear to wash off.
“This soon becomes more trouble than it’s worth.”
“Pardon me?”
“This giving of the tree thing. I appreciate the help loading. But no one will be there unloading.” He seemed to stop himself, but his irritation was obvious.
“Well, I suppose our apologies are in order.”
He waved his hand. “It’s ok, I understand tradition and all that. Look, I’ll try to load it and we’ll make sure someone plants it afterward.” He reached his hand back in and started sliding the tree closer to the back of the truck.
Colton arrived, threw burlap over the top, wrapped it securely, and then he and another man hefted the tree up into the truck.
Mr. Stone nodded. “Thanks.” He climbed up into his truck. Then his appraising glance returned. “I’m here for the duration of the build. Wanna go to dinner sometime?”
“What?” The word, her tone, escaped her lips before she could stop it. “Are you asking me out?”
He grinned, a smile that she guessed women melted over. “I am, you free?”
“No, I’m not.” Was he for real?
His face became a mask, then he nodded. “Good enough. Thanks again.” His truck door closed, and he pulled out of the parking lot.
Clinton clucked his tongue, watching him pull away. “Wait, is he driving your truck?”
She groaned. “No. He has the same one.” Too bad such a remarkable looking man with great taste in trucks was so ungrateful, involved in destroying her town and her store and entirely void of holiday spirit.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
“A fun, clean, quick Christmas story. I liked the loose references to A Christmas Carol. Great escapist.” ~ Alicia
“This book was written so well that I could picture myself in town on main street at the Christmas Shoppe!! Only other thing I will say is, grab a cup of hot chocolate, a blanket and curl up in your favorite comfy reading chair because you won’t want to put the story down until it’s finished!” ~ Sara
“I loved this book! It is funny, heartwarming and romantic. What can you do when you are both attracted and infuriated with someone?” ~ Sue Stinnett
“A very good book. I very much love Christmas stories. This is one of the best Scrooge stories I have read… a good clean book for everyone.” ~ HCoats
“Truth and trust win out in this sweet romance with Scrooge getting his Star! I could picture this town and their quaint shops. Sophia Summers continues in her engaging writing style.” ~ Huanne Woodward

About the Sophia Summers
Sophia Summers
Billionaires, Royals, Marriages of convenience, Cowboys, and Spies. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
Sophia Summers is an award-winning author who just wants to relax a little and enjoy a great beach read. She lives in a quiet southern town brimming with an extra dose of hospitality and a whole lot of charm.
She writes historical romance under a different name.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

"My New Crush Gave to Me" by Shani Petroff

My New Crush Gave to Me
by Shani Petroff

My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff

My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff is currently on tour with Xpresso Book Tours. The tour stops here today for my review, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

This sweet, funny holiday romance from the author of Romeo and What's Her Name features cute boys, plenty of rom-com mishaps, and a determined heroine readers are certain to fall for.
Charlotte "Charlie" Donovan knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: Teo Ortiz. He’s a star athlete, a National Honor Society member, and the most popular guy in school. Plus he contributes to the school paper, where Charlie is a co-editor. Basically, he’s exactly the type of guy Charlie’s looking for. The only problem is - he barely knows she exists.
But Charlie has a plan: rig the paper’s Secret Santa and win his heart with the perfect gift. The catch? She has no idea what to get him. Enter J.D. Ortiz – Teo’s cousin, and possibly the most annoying person on the planet. He’s easy going, laid back, disorganized, and spontaneous - the exact opposite of Charlie (and Teo). But he knows what Teo wants, so she’s stuck with him.
Yet, the more time Charlie spends with J.D., the more she starts to wonder: Does she really know what, or rather who, she wants for Christmas?
Shani Petroff’s newest young adult comedy of errors, My New Crush Gave to Me, is the perfect read for those searching for some love and laughter along with their holiday spirit.

“Teo,” J.D. Ortiz said, sauntering into the room like it didn’t matter that he had missed the majority of the meeting.
“You’re late,” I told him.
“You are correct,” he said and winked at me. Then he flipped a chair around and sat on it with his arms resting on the back. He was so completely smug. He obviously thought the paper was a joke. He hadn’t been on time for one meeting all year, he didn’t take direction or critiques well, and he always wanted to do his own thing. But there wasn’t much I could do about it. Firing him wasn’t an option. It wasn’t like there was a line of people waiting to be photo editor, and Morgan seemed to have a soft spot for him. So I had no choice but to just deal.
Anyway,” I continued and directed my attention to Bobby Williams, the sports editor. “Do you think you can reach out to Teo and get him involved?”
“Sure,” he said.
“Great. Then I guess we’re all set for today.”
“Not so fast,” Morgan interjected and stood up.
“The holidays are almost here, and I think we need to celebrate!”
I tried to subdue a groan, but it managed to escape anyway. Christmas was a month away, and with everything going on I was already holidayed out.
If Morgan heard me, she chose to ignore it. “We need a party. We can do it right before vacation, the day the paper comes out. What do you say? We can all bring stuff in. It’ll be the perfect way to end the marking period.” When she didn’t get any reaction, she added, “I’ll be baking, and I’m taking requests.”
“In that case, count me in,” Bobby said.
I guess I couldn’t blame him. Morgan did make killer desserts. It was pretty much the only reason we got such big turnouts at our monthly full-staff meetings. She tempted everyone with her unique chocolaty creations.
“And we should do a Secret Santa,” she said. “How fun would that be, to get cute little surprises leading up to Christmas? And then we can do the big gift and reveal at the party.”
“How much is this going to cost?” I asked.
“Yeah,” Katie said. “I don’t want to spend a fortune on this.”
Morgan crossed her arms. “You guys are such Scrooges. It doesn’t have to be expensive. You can write a nice note, decorate their locker, things like that. It’s about the holiday spirit, not money. Come on!”
I suppressed another groan, but I could tell how important this was to Morgan. “Fine, I’ll do it.”
“Me too,” J.D. said. “I haven’t done a Secret Santa in years.”
“Seeing how that’s probably how long it will take you to get around to buying a gift, that’s probably a good thing,” I mumbled.
It didn’t go unnoticed. “I’ll have you know I’m an awesome Secret Santa,” J.D. informed me, his eyes looking straight into mine.
“Just like you’re awesome about getting to meetings on time?” I asked. I met his gaze and didn’t let go. If it was a staring contest he wanted, then fine. But he had better be prepared to lose.
“One has nothing to do with the other.”
“Riiiiight,” I said. “Because someone totally irresponsible doesn’t let that bleed into all other aspects of his life.”
“Funny how someone who is such a perfectionist is wrong so often,” he said and gave me a lopsided grin that showed off a giant dimple on his left cheek. And to think I used to find dimples cute. Just another thing on a long list that J.D. Ortiz had to go and ruin.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
"Fans of holiday movies, rom-coms, and 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' will enjoy My New Crush Gave to Me ... Petroff’s festive story will have readers baking gingerbread cookies and bunuelos at any time of year." ~ VOYA
"Petroff offers up a frothy, Christmas-themed romance where what’s perfect on paper may not always be what’s right ... It’s light as powdered sugar and just as sweet." ~ Booklist
"My New Crush Gave to Me was such a feel good and adorable novel. This book seriously made me feel all the warm and fuzzies! I love reading books that put me in the holiday spirit, and that book did just that!" ~ FollyB
"... a surprising good read! You need to put this book on your holiday to read shelf. It will lift your spirits and get you in the Christmas mood - trust me on this one!" ~ AlysonSerenaStone

My Review
I received this book in return for an honest review.

By Lynda Dickson
Charlie needs a date for the biggest party of the year, and she has her eyes set on Teo Ortiz. She uses her position as editor of the school newspaper to get to know him better, but Teo's annoying cousin J. D., the newspaper's photo editor, is always getting in the way. With her mother constantly busy with work, things aren't feeling very Christmasy. So Charlie tries to create a little holiday cheer of her own by rigging the paper's Secret Santa draw with a plan to win over Teo. The thing is, she might need J.D.'s help to find Teo the perfect gifts. Charlie always plans everything, but what happens when things don't go to plan?
This book is cute, funny, sweet, and wistful. It's also kind of predictable, but the journey is fun. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters, especially Charlie and J.D.
A light, quick read that will get you in the mood for Christmas.

About the Author
Shani Petroff
Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. She's the author of the Bedeviled series, which includes Daddy’s Little Angel, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dress, Careful What You Wish For, and Love Struck, and is the co-author of the Destined series, which includes Ash and Ultraviolet. She also writes for television news programs and several other venues. When she’s not locked in her apartment typing away, she spends a whole lot of time on books, boys, TV, daydreaming, and shopping online.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

"Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion" by Paul Semendinger

Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion
by Paul Semendinger

Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion by Paul Semendinger is currently on tour with Ravenswood Virtual Tours. The tour stops here today for my review, an interview with the author, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Sometimes Principal Sam can't remember ... what day it is!
When Principal Sam starts to mix up the holidays, it’s up to the schoolchildren to help him out!
How will Principal Sam learn to keep his holidays straight? Find out inside!

As the day ended, Principal Sam gave each child a lollipop.
“Happy St. Pat-oween!” he said with a smile.

Praise for the Book
"The story is delightful and will put smiles on the faces of readers. Principal Sam’s character is adorable. The illustrations capture the mood of the scenes, characters, and plot nicely. It is a good bedtime storybook for children and can be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. It is funny to see Principal Sam getting holidays mixed and ending up coming to school dressed wrongly every time. The story is filled with fun and mirth and sees Principal Sam getting a birthday gift that changes his habit of mixing up dates of occasions and dressing wrongly. The story also conveys a subtle message that at times children can come up with good solutions, just how they do in this story." ~ Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Principal Sam wakes up on Valentine's Day knowing that today is a special day. But he's so forgetful that he can't remember which special day it is! Could it be Thanksgiving? As the year passes, Principal Sam keeps getting his holidays mixed up. Will anyone be able to come up with a solution?
This fun story teaches us about the traditions of each of the featured holidays: Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Earth Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and even birthdays. I like the fact that the students are kind and helpful and never make fun of Principal Sam. And they're the ones who come up with the solution to Principal Sam's calendar confusion. The colorful drawings, by John Fredericks, bring life to the character of Principal Sam. Keep an eye out for Principal Sam's cute teddy, who like to dress up for special days as well!
Suggestions for additional learning material the author could include at the end of the book: a calendar or list of holidays; information about the origins of the holidays; suggestions on how to celebrate some of the holidays; craft ideas relating to a couple of the holidays; one or more activities derived from the story, e.g., match Principal Sam's outfit with the correct holiday, match the holiday with the correct date.
I look forward to getting to know Principal Sam even better in the follow-up books, the next of which will be Principal Sam Gets Fit (September 2017).

Interview With the Author
Dr. Paul Semendinger joins me today to discuss his new book, Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion.
For what age group do you recommend your book? 
Ages 4-8. It’s a cute early elementary level reader.
What sparked the idea for this book? 
The idea came to me one day when I was talking with some students on a holiday. I enjoy making children laugh and was purposefully mixing up the holidays with them. As they laughed with me I started to imagine a real principal who was truly confused about simple things. That’s how Principal Sam was born. 
What was the hardest part to write in this book? 
While this is a simple story, it differs a great deal from the original manuscript. The first few versions of the story were very text heavy. I am learning how to allow the pictures to tell more of the story. I have a great illustrator whose pictures add a great deal to the story. The book is fun to look at just for the illustrations. After getting the story to a point where I was satisfied, I then worked with a great editor who pushed me to really work on the text to improve the wording, the story line, and the story’s flow. 
How do you hope this book affects its readers? 
I want children to enjoy the story. I hope parents and teachers use the book to engage with young children. The story lends itself to discussions about the mistakes Principal Sam makes. It’s my hope that the children laugh a lot when reading and hearing the story. 
How long did it take you to write this book? 
The original concept came about five years ago. Even a simple picture book takes time to develop into a good story.
What is your writing routine? 
I am an early riser. I do most of my writing in the early morning hours before I head off to work.
How did you get your book published? 
I am working with Ravenswood Publishing. The first manuscript of mine that they accepted was for my novel, Scattering the Ashes, which will be published in August 2017. Once that book was accepted for publication, I shared this story idea with Ravenswood and was able to secure a publishing contract for Principal Sam as well. This story is the first in a series of Principal Sam books. The first few stories are designed to introduce the character. Children will relate to him and also feel uplifted by the fact that the children in the story are the heroes who help the principal. Later books in the series will deal with more serious topics such a bullying, STEM learning, and more. 
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer? 
The only way to become a writer is to write. It must be something you do daily. In addition, great writers read – a lot. Writers also need to accept criticism and critique of their writing and be willing to grow. Finally, a writer needs to learn to accept rejection and to continually push forward. 
What do you like to do when you're not writing? 
I have many hobbies. I am a family man who, when my sons were young, coached them in every sport they played. I was also active in their Boy Scout experiences. We travel a lot. I also play softball and run ... a lot. To date, I have completed 20 marathons. I am also a big Yankees fan. 
Wow! What does your family think of your writing? 
I have the most wonderful family. My wife and sons always encourage me. They have all been sounding boards for ideas and have offered some excellent editing advice. They are proud that I have been published and are eagerly awaiting my more serious books, as well as seeing the other Principal Sam stories published, as well as the many other picture books that I have written. 
Please tell us a bit about your childhood. 
I had a great childhood that was spent in Midland Park, New Jersey. I had a supportive and loving family and great friends. I think I played baseball every single day when the weather was warm enough. 
Did you like reading when you were a child? 
My love of reading and writing developed when I was a young child. I have always loved to read. 
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 
When I was very young. My mother has a short two-line story that I wrote that was published in my school’s newspaper when I was six-years-old. 
Did your childhood experiences influence your writing? 
I think all of our experiences influence our writing. Some of my childhood experiences are found in my novel, Scattering the Ashes, and in my book of motivational and reflective passages, Impossible is an Illusion.
Which writers have influenced you the most? 
There are so many. As a child I loved Peter Spier, Virginia Lee Burton, H. A. Rey, and Matt Christopher, among many others. I enjoy the humor of James Thurber and Groucho Marx (who wrote more than one might think). I love J. D. Salinger, Bill Bryson, Mario Puzo. I also love to read about sports – mainly baseball. There are so many great baseball writers including Joe Posnanski, Rob Neyer, Joel Sherman, Bill James, Jane Leavy, Peter Golenbock, and Jim Bouton. I also love to read about history. Neal Bascomb is a modern writer who is outstanding. David McCullough, Stephen E. Ambrose, and Candice Millard also come to mind. In the area of thinking and motivation, I love Daniel H. Pink and Malcolm Gladwell, among so many others. Great writing inspires me.
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say? 
Not too much yet, but I can’t wait to hear more. The few I have heard from state that they love my writing. I am told my writing is inspirational and that I have a good sense of humor. I hope so!
What can we look forward to from you in the future?
Impossible is an Illusion – a book of motivational essays comes out on June 5, 2017
Scattering the Ashes – my novel, comes out on August 20, 2017.
Principal Sam Gets Fit – the second book in the Principal Sam series, comes out on September 25, 2017.
After those, there is still a lot more coming! Stay tuned!
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop by today, Paul. Best of luck with your future projects.   
Thank you! I look forward to talking again.

About the Author
Dr. Semendinger has been a passionate child-centered educator for almost 30 years. He first enjoyed a successful career as a middle school history earning numerous awards, including "Teacher of the Year" and the prestigious "A+For Kids" grant before moving on to administration. Dr. Semendinger has served as a high school vice principal, a middle school principal, and is currently the principal of the most wonderful elementary school in the whole world!
Dr. Semendinger has enjoyed working in various professional organizations, including serving as the President of the New Jersey Middle School Association. In addition to the above, Dr. Semendinger has worked for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and he has served as an adjunct college professor at both Ramapo College and William Paterson University.
An enthusiastic presenter, Dr. Semendinger brings his passion for children to his positive, happy, and engaging presentations. As an accomplished public speaker, Dr. Semendinger has successfully presented workshops at many conferences including those run by the New England League of Middle Schools, STEMCON, the New Jersey Middle School Association, the Madison Institute, local ASCD Chapters, and many others.
Dr. Semendinger is also an accomplished writer. His first book of motivational passages, Impossible is an Illusion, will be released in June 2017 by Ravenswood Publishing. Dr. Semendinger’s first novel, Scattering the Ashes, will be released in August 2017 also from Ravenswood. In addition, Dr. Semendinger writes picture books. His first picture book for children Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion has just been released. Dr. Semendinger’s original and unique history of the New York Yankees, The Least Among Them, is also currently in editorial review. In additional to his (soon-to-be) published writing, Dr. Semendinger also frequently publishes on eduTopia and on his highly successful blog.
Dr. Semendinger leads an active life. He enjoys running and, to date, has completed twenty marathons, including the New York City Marathon five times. Dr. Semendinger also plays competitive men’s softball and enjoys backpacking and hiking. He also plays the saxophone and piano (but wishes his skills in those areas were much (much) better. (He’s working on it.) In his free time, Dr. Semendinger enjoys reading, travel, and passionately rooting for the New York Yankees. 
Dr. Semendinger volunteers his time in many ways. Dr. Semendinger was a three-sport coach (baseball, basketball, and soccer) for sixteen years as his children grew up and was also active in the Boy Scouts where he designed and led outings to historical sites that included Gettysburg, Washington’s Crossing, Valley Forge, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York’s Central Park. Dr. Semendinger has also successfully led two Boy Scout crews through the two-week backpacking experience at Philmont Scout Ranch hiking treks of more than 90-miles. 
Dr. Semendinger also is a daily contributor to the Radio Home Visitor (88.5 FM – Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) run through King’s College. The Radio Home Visitor brings news to shut-ins in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley. Most often Dr. Semendinger reads the daily health column and contributes an inspirational passage as well.
More than all of this, a family man, Dr. Semendinger enjoys and greatly values the time he can spend as a husband and "Dad" with his wife and three sons. There is nothing he is prouder of than the fact that he is a good dad and husband.

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