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Monday, October 31, 2016

Book Blitz: The Dragons of Alsace Farm by LC Lewis

Laurie (L.C.) Lewis was born and raised in rural Maryland where she and her husband still reside. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a lover of sappy movies. The Dragons of Alsace Farm, her eighth published novel, was inspired by a loved one’s struggle with dementia. Her women’s fiction novels include Unspoken (2004) and Awakening Avery (2010), written as Laurie Lewis. Using the pen name L.C. Lewis, she wrote the five volumes of her award-winning FREE MEN and DREAMERS historical fiction series, set against the backdrop of the War of 1812: Dark Sky at Dawn (2007), Twilight’s Last Gleaming (2008), Dawn’s Early Light (2009), Oh, Say Can You See? (2010), and In God is Our Trust, (2011).
She is currently completing a political suspense novel planned for a late spring 2017 release, and in March 2017 she will release a romance novel for Gelato Book’s “Destination Billionaire’s Series.” She loves to hear from readers, and she can be contacted at any of these locations.

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Agnes, an 82-y-o French WWII survivor will teach Noah and Tayte the greatest lessons of their lives:
The strength of tested love.
The promise of new love.
The power of family love.
And the courage each requires.

In need of his own redemption, Noah Carter finally confronts his childhood hero, the once-beloved uncle who betrayed him. Instead of vengeance, he offers forgiveness, also granting Uncle John a most curious request—for Noah to work on the ramshackle farm of Agnes Deveraux Keller, a French WWII survivor with dementia.
Despite all Agnes has lost, she still has much to teach Noah. But the pair’s unique friendship is threatened when Tayte, Agnes’s estranged granddaughter, arrives to claim a woman whose circumstances and abilities are far different from those of the grandmother she once knew.
Items hidden in Agnes’s attic raise painful questions about Tayte’s dead parents, steeling Tayte’s determination to save Agnes, even if it requires her to betray the very woman she came to save, and the secret her proud grandmother has guarded for seventy years.
The issue strains the fragile trust between Tayte and Noah, who now realizes Tayte is fighting her own secrets, her own dragons. Weighed down by past guilt and failures, he feels ill-equipped to help either woman, until he remembers Agnes’s lessons about courage and love. In order to save Agnes, the student must now become the teacher, helping Tayte heal—for Agnes’s sake, and for his.

Top Ten List:

  1. Family time, 
  2. chocolate, 
  3. nesting boxes, 
  4. twinkle lights, 
  5. Andrea Bocelli songs, 
  6. lazy days, 
  7. good hair days, 
  8. girlfriend lunches, 
  9. noticing little miracles, 
  10. romantic anything.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Camping in High Heels by Miki Bennett

With a passion for wholesome adventure, Miki Bennett is the author of two contemporary women's fiction series - A Florida Keys Romance and Camping In High Heels. A deep love of the beach and life-long experience in the RV and camping world led her to write romance novels that bring humor and paradise to readers' finger tips.

Beyond her beautiful writing skills, she is an artist and craftswoman, and has earned numerous awards for such. Her stories touch the hearts of not only beach lovers and RVers, but those in the arts community and the crafts community.

Her talents and experiences truly run wide and deep. From being the self-called, resident family tech geek to her painting, crocheting and photogrpahy abilities to living with a chronic illness to having grown up and worked in a family business to becoming an author, Miki Bennett never has a dull moment.

She lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Jeff and their little dog Emma. They are a blended family with three grown children thus consider themselves empty nesters.

Miki also lives with a rare, incurable, invisible illness called Mastocytosis in which patients can have life threatening allergic type reactions to the simplest of things. She is also a cancer survivor after undergoing treatment for Uterine Cancer in 2002. She is now on a mission to help others who deal with “invisible diseases”: the patient looks fine to the outside world but can be dealing with debilitating symptoms - something that can be very stress producing for the patient both mentally and physically. Miki believes it is her creativity through writing and art that helps her deal with a chronic illness in a positive, uplifting way.

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How does a first-class, five-star, travel blogger widen her horizons? With a few words from one of her loyal readers.

Kate has always loved writing about the best in food, nightlife, and accommodations around the world. In fact, she’s never had to “rough it” in her vast array of travels. But that changes when she’s publicly challenged into hitting the road just like an average person.

Though terrified of everything she doesn’t know about camping, things become brighter when she bumps into fellow camper, Brandon. Seeming to run into one another at each campground, it gets harder for Kate to ignore the sparks between them.

As Kate travels west in her motor home, she experiences a brand new kind of adventure: tackling bathhouses, tarantulas, and even bats! But as she learns to appreciate the great outdoors, Kate starts to wonder if this might also be an adventure of the heart.


“I’m glad to see that you have confidence in yourself.  That is always a good thing when you are learning something new.  And I can tell that you have never own an RV or probably even slept in a tent,” Brandon said as he fell in step beside her.
     “Why does everyone keep saying that? I feel like I’m display or something.”  Kate was now feeling embarrassed once more.
     “Hey, at some point all of us were in your shoes.  Well, maybe not your high heels.”
     Kate felt the color drain from her face.  He saw her last night.  Her wobbly, awkward walk to her camper. “What are you talking about?” she said feigning innocence.
     “Last night I thought you were pretty drunk till I saw you all dressed up with those heels on.  It’s a wonder you didn’t sprain your ankle the way you were walking last night.  It seemed like you must have hit every piece of gravel on the road.”  Brandon chuckled once more and Kate blushed now as they continued their walk toward the store.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cowboys and Calico by Kirsten Osbourne, Amelia C. Adams, Cassie Hayes, Kristin Holt, Margery Scott

Kirsten Osbourne, USA Today bestselling author, knows how to write romance. Each book is an experience that transplants the reader, indulging them in decadence, intense emotion and sweeping love.
Hailing from the state of Wisconsin, she has lived in Texas for over thirty years as a mother, writer, and wife. Married to the love of her life for more than fifteen years, she knows that true love exists and shares that vision with the world. 
She writes contemporary and historical romance as well and also ventures into the realm of paranormal romance. She invites you to join her in her world of fantasy, love, and make believe, no matter the location, where there is always a happily ever after at the end.

Amelia C. Adams is a wife, a mother, and a novelist. She spends her days dreaming up stories and her nights writing them down. Her biggest hero is her husband, and you might just see bits and pieces of him as you read her novels.

She loves all things historical and enjoys learning about days gone by, but she's glad she was born more recently (she won't say how recently or not recently) because the Internet is awesome, and she's glad she doesn't have to wash her clothes by hand in a galvanized tub. She has hit Amazon bestseller status twice, once for A Clean Slate and once for A Clear Hope.
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Cassie Hayes, Bestselling author, grew up pretending she was Laura Ingalls (before that pesky Almanzo arrived on the scene) in the middle of Oregon farm country. She writes sweet stories about love and adventure in the Old West and lives with her husband and cat on the Pacific Ocean. 

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Kristin Holt, USA Today Bestselling Author, writes Sweet Romances (G- and PG-rated) set in the Victorian American West. While secular in nature, her titles are "Appropriate for All Audiences" and appeal to selective readers and fans of Christian historical romance.

Readers are welcome to contact Kristin on her website ( with questions, feedback, comments, or just to say hello. She enjoys connecting with readers and replies to every (reasonable) email. Her site offers links to social media, previews of upcoming releases, book lists, an ever-growing cache of articles about all things "Old West", and more!


Margery Scott is the author of more than twenty romance novels, novellas and short stories. She lives on a lake in Canada with her husband, and spends as much time as possible travelling in search of the perfect setting for her next book. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue. She loves to hear from readers. 

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"Five bestselling Western romance authors come together to bring you one collection of all-new stories that will sweep you off your feet!

MAIL ORDER MIDWIFE by Kirsten Osbourne - Widowed midwife Patsy Lawrence spent too much time working and not enough with her young daughter. She knew Emily's childhood would be over before she realized it, so she responded to an ad for a mail-order bride, hoping for a better future for them both.
Dr. Wesley Hardy needed a wife to complete him, so he sent a letter to a mail-order bride agency back East, hoping to find someone compatible. When he received a letter from a widow with a young daughter, he was thrilled with everything but her profession. Could he live with the fact that his new bride was a midwife? Or would they be destined to live without love for the rest of their days?

A BROKEN WING by Amelia C. Adams - Bored beyond all reason while riding a train from Missouri to Colorado, Trinity Scott amuses herself by imagining things about the passengers around her, including the handsome man sitting across the aisle. With his dark curly hair and warm brown eyes, he’s certainly intriguing, and the fact that his arm is in a sling makes him all the more a curiosity.
But when three dangerous men board the train, her desire for adventure and excitement takes a sinister turn, and she must call on her inner strength to do what’s needed to survive.

THE MARSHAL’S REBELLIOUS BRIDE by Cassie Hayes - U.S. Marshal Curtis ‘Griff’ Griffith is on the trail of a wanted man. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by the newest resident of the Dalton Brothers Ranch. So why does he keep returning? It’s certainly not to see the beautiful-but-bullheaded Catherine James.
Catherine has no interest in men or marriage, but there aren’t many choices for single ladies to earn a living on a remote Texas ranch. When she discovers that she holds the key to capturing the outlaw — and collecting some of the reward — she doesn’t hesitate to force Griff’s hand.
Will they kill each other before they find the murderer, or will they risk their damaged hearts for a shot at a new life?

COURTING MISS CARTWRIGHT by Kristin Holt - Courtship, by the book, is supposed to be easy…
As the daughter of an unwed mother, Felicity Percival is accustomed to rejection. Her mother was her only family ... until she is summoned to the reading of her father's will. To learn he was a married preacher with a second daughter horrifies her. The stipulations attached to her inheritance infuriate her. The last thing she expects is the emergence of truths that destroy her life-long beliefs. The last thing she wants is to feel the blush of first love for a man she can't have.
The road to Happily Ever After should not be rocky, especially for level-headed, rule-following Rocky Gideon. His courtship of the minister’s daughter is successful and on track, surviving everything life throws at them … except the appearance of the preacher’s other daughter. Felicity asks too many questions, forces him to evaluate his carefully constructed plan, and somehow steals his heart.
Rocky desperately needs a solid marriage that will go the distance … so why does he yearn for the wrong sister?

WANTED: THE PERFECT HUSBAND by Margery Scott - Sybil Franklin needs a husband—fast! In order to keep her ranch, she must be married within thirteen days. Devin McGregor meets all her requirements and comes highly recommended, but he has no interest in marriage.
Devin McGregor had a ranch once, a fiancĂ©e, a future. He made a mistake, and it cost him everything. Now, even though he’d love to own his own land again, he’s afraid to risk failure.
Sybil decides to post an advertisement for the perfect husband. As Devin tries to protect her from being taken advantage of, his feelings for her grow, but his fear of failing her won’t let him accept her proposal.

Interview With Author Kristin Holt

. Describe yourself in 50 words or less.
I'm a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I believe kindness matters, people matter, and "nice matters".  Mail Order Bride Collection: A Timeless Romance Anthology recently made the USA Today Bestseller's List--I'm honored! I'm a Christian who writes secular Sweet (clean) Victorian Westerns, Romance Appropriate For All Audiences.
2. What do you love most in the world?
Outside of incomparable, irreplaceable individuals and my relationships with them, I'd have to say I love quality fiction most in the world. I love to immerse myself in reading.
3. What do you fear most?
Is it acceptable to admit I genuinely don't fear? Sure, I'd rather not find myself a (relatively) young widow. I'd rather not experience another allergic reaction to bees. But in the big perspective, my faith in God is the antidote of fear.
4. What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?
I had to think about this one for a good long while. For so many years, seeing my books in print and enjoyed by people outside my immediate circle of family and friends would have been my largest unfulfilled dream. Now that I've achieved that benchmark, (and the pleasure of the USA Today Bestseller list) I guess, as of today, my largest unfulfilled dream is to make the NYT Bestseller list. In order to reach it, I simply need to keep writing, keep learning the craft of fiction, continue working hard, and refuse to settle for anything but my personal best.
5. What is the hardest thing you've ever done?
I've conquered a  personal "Mount Everest"...or three: I lost 70 pounds and kept it off for many years, I survived the deliveries of my four children (including one C-section), and many highly personal and emotional catastrophes. More important than the difficulty quotient or what, precisely, I did, are the lessons learned: I am more resilient than I believed possible, and my faith in God is never misplaced.
6. Now that we've gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it's yours. What's your story?
Once upon a time, a woman lived in the Rocky Mountains of the West. She was neither old nor young, fat nor thin, stylish nor plain. She loved to sew, to make everything from dresses to suits to men's shirts to tote bags for books.
One day this lady went to the local fabric store to buy more fabric. She'd heard that She Who Dies With The Most Fabric Wins. Though she had no idea what prize the champion would win, she determined to attempt to take her cloth-buying hobby to infinity and beyond.
In her desire to save a few dollars, thus increasing her capacity to purchase more cloth and notions, the woman brought her adult daughter along on the shopping trip. This daughter, a high school math teacher, was the proud owner of a perpetual 15% off discount at the fabric and craft store. This magical discount was available to all in the teacher's household, as long as the teacher was present.
At the check-out, the lady's adult daughter presented her teacher's discount card to obtain the much-desired discount.
The clerk--a girl who was definitely more young than old--took one look at the lady who must have appeared more old than young with her hair of silver and white and gray and with a great deal of confusion announced, "But she gets 20% off today."
The silver-haired lady (in constant pursuit of more fabric, zippers, thread, and buttons) had no idea what the young clerk meant. The lady shared a surprised moment with her daughter the math teacher, hoping the math somehow made sense to one who thought in numbers rather than English. 15%? 20%?
The mysterious 5% made no sense to the lady until in the heat of the parking lot where it suddenly made a great deal of sense. The silver-haired lady laughed. "The clerk thinks I qualify for the Senior Discount!"
That shopping day happened to be a Wednesday, the one day when Senior Citizens received a 20% discount, just for being old. "She didn't bother to check my I.D. or she'd see I'm only forty-nine. Six years too young to qualify--if and only if (a math term) Seniors, in her world, are 55 and not 65."
That day, the silver-and-gray haired lady decided she could be cranky that the young clerk misjudged her age or she could laugh about the extra 5% savings. Neither young nor old, the lady with the gray hair decided to laugh and smile and share her story.
Just like fabric, a lady can never have too much laughter. So the lady decided, too, that the ageless advice should go like this, instead: She Who Dies With The Most Laughter Wins.
And the silver-haired lady lived, happily ever after.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Book Tour: Open-Up! by T.G. Harris, MFT

A few weeks back we had a fantastic Blits for author T.G. Harris, MFT. And now, we get to be part of a fantastic tour featuring this author and her amazing book!

Come join us!

This book is written for anyone who has a genuine desire to move forward in their lives but, despite numerous attempts, nothing seems to be working and you keep ending up with the same outcomes year after year. You will learn how to recognize habitual patterns of thought that are sabotaging your life on an unconscious level. Everyone has good intentions for their lives and ultimately wants the best outcomes, but oftentimes we get in our own way by allowing self-destructive thought patterns to impede our good intentions—without actually knowing we are doing so. I know this all too well because this was my life for several years.

This book was written because of my own personal experiences in life, and the experiences of my clients that I serve in my practice. This book gets right down to your core by unveiling the good, the bad, and the ugly about the way you think about yourself and everything that is happening in your life. In essence, this book is entirely about YOU! Most of us try to change ourselves at the level of our thoughts, but true transformation happens at the level at which you vibrate. You will learn how to completely shift your vibrational way of thinking and allow better circumstances to come into your life, whatever they may be. Whether you want to get unstuck in a relationship pattern or a financial pattern that keeps coming up, this book serves as a guide that will explore the moments when you get into trouble, and offers tools for learning to stay with your uneasiness, and offers concrete steps to get unstuck so you can finally move forward in life. 

You will learn the O.P.E.N.U.P. steps: Observation, Permission, Experience, Not Identifying, Understanding, and Practice. These steps will serve as your doorway into revealing the very thing that is keeping you stuck. Once you discover those “hidden” truths about yourself, your entire state of being will be altered, and you will no longer resist all the good that life has in store for you.

Tanishia is a renowned Life Coach, counselor, author, speaker, and radio personality, host, and brand ambassador. She is a conscious transformational expert who thrives on enlightening her clients to step boldly outside their comfort zone and into their greatness. She assists her clients in reaching their highest potential and attaining their lifelong dreams and goals through a powerful series of steps she developed called the Open-up Coaching Method. She embarked on a similar journey as the one you are undertaking, assisted by many of today’s well-known self-help gurus. That is what led to her desire to become a Counseling Psychologist and an Open-up Life Coach.

After the birth of her first daughter (who is now a teenager), she immersed herself in yoga and meditation and has dedicated her time and energy to becoming profoundly aware of her own inner growth and awareness while assisting her clients to do the same. She is a powerful & intuitive high performance coach for those who are ready to hold themselves to a more fulfilled purpose in their life & business.

Tanishia studied earth sciences as an undergraduate at UCLA, and while there, she decided to intern with the Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute. Serving as a resource counselor for HIV+ at-risk youth and women, Tanishia knew she found her calling in the field of Psychology. She went on to obtain her Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She didn’t want to wait until after she graduated to start working with clients, and she also realized that she enjoys coaching clients outside of the normal therapy that she provides in the clinical setting. She launched the Open-up Coaching programs and began speaking and lecturing about her own personal experiences of opening up and healing. She had A LOT of healing within herself that needed to be done.  Her deep desire for self-realization, healing, peace, and balance within herself drew her to the field of coaching and psychology.

Tanishia is very intentional in her practice when working with her clients and she believes that a lot of the challenges her clients are faced with stem from old childhood beliefs systems and paradigms that are operating in the subconscious mind. She believes that we are no longer victims of the past. Today we can move beyond mere survival, and embrace our ability to thrive!

Tanishia also provides mental health services for clients wanting more of a therapeutic counseling session. She provides counseling services to those in need and works under the supervision of a licensed psychologist while she is attaining her hours for licensure. 

Tanishia is a true environmentalist and she believes that being green is a consciousness, not a trend. She has a deep connection to the earth and all things natural. She sits on the Board of Friends of Geography at UCLA and is also a volunteer with the American Red Cross. 

Connect with the Author here: 
Twitter ~ Website ~ Instagram ~

10 Fun Facts

1. I like to do 3 day silent meditation retreats
2. I love water slides (tall ones)
3. I am a low-key foodie who loves to cook
4. I can be a massage snob
5. I believe I was a travel blogger in another life
6. I am an introvert that has learned to be extroverted
7. I plan to learn how to make sushi before the end of the year
8. I practice yoga often
9. I have a pet gineau pig named Alice
10. I used to model and act

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Popped! by V. Kelly

We have reached the final day of the V. Kelly countdown, which means we have the release of her new book, Popped! We have already read this amazing book and will be putting our review below.

About the Author:

V. Kelly grew up in Reno, Nevada. 

She now lives in Oklahoma where her family takes up most of her time. Not to mention a full time job, she writes in her spare time to break of the insanity of it all. 
V. has always had the writing bug, but it wasn't until July 2, 2015, that her dream of becoming a published author finally came true. Writer of Contemporary romance, Erotic romantic comedies and everything in between, V's main focus is making people laugh. 

If you love to laugh, smile, and have a good time while reading a book. 
Then V. Kelly is for you!


Everything changes once the cherry has popped . . .

Starting a relationship with a sex contract wasn’t the best way to chase after her happily-ever-after. Symone Esquire realized this the hard way when her contract with the sexy and brooding rocker, Sid “The Cherry Popper” Cooperton ended abruptly, forcing her to choose between her developing feelings for Sid, and the feelings she's always had for her best friend Trevor.

Sid Cooperton would’ve never agreed to the sex contract if he had known how much it would complicate his life. It didn’t take him long to realize that the nerdy virgin was going to turn his world upside down, but nothing could've prepared him for what happened after their contract ended. Now he's faced with an even bigger problem than falling for the girl who wears Yoda shirts for fun--a problem that is sure to change his life forever.

Both desperate to find themselves and running from the decisions that will alter their futures, Sid and Symone embark on a spontaneous road trip where they continue there lessons, and explore their connection once again.

But even fun road trips have to come to an end, and sometimes running away from your problems only makes them chase after you faster.

 Join us tonight October 21, 2016 for the Popped! Release Party.

Link to the event:


Friday 10/21/16
12:30 pm Ashley Wheels
1:00 pm Winter Travers
2:00 pm Lucii Grubb
3:00 pm Julia Claire
4:00 pm CM Doporto
5:00 pm Leaona Luxx
6:00 pm Dawna Raver
7:00 pm GM Scherbert
8:00 pm Andrew Hess
9:00 pm Virginia Lee Johnson
10:00 pm Annelise Reynolds
11:00 pm Shannon Miracle


Reading Pop! and Popped! have been time well spent. Both books had me laughing nonstop, but Popped had a nice way of playing with the reader's emotions. We pick up where book 1 left off (and no, I won't tell you what that is. You'll need to read the first book to get that info). It doesn't take long before Sid and Symone bring their comedic personalities back into your life. The journey they share in this book is incredibly hysterical and would love to see this continue as a series.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pop! by V. Kelly

This is a special week for us at the Writers Revolution. One of our favorite authors, V. Kelly, is releasing her new book, Popped! We wanted to share in the excitement by sharing her previous books with you all week while we wait for the release of Popped!

About the Author:

V. Kelly grew up in Reno, Nevada. 

She now lives in Oklahoma where her family takes up most of her time. Not to mention a full time job, she writes in her spare time to break of the insanity of it all. 
V. has always had the writing bug, but it wasn't until July 2, 2015, that her dream of becoming a published author finally came true. Writer of Contemporary romance, Erotic romantic comedies and everything in between, V's main focus is making people laugh. 

If you love to laugh, smile, and have a good time while reading a book. 
Then V. Kelly is for you!


A sex contract seemed like a good idea, until she fell in love.

When Symone Esquire fails to woo her best friend into taking her virginity, his rejection is the catalyst that inspires her to create a sex contract with a local legend, a man nicknamed “The Cherry Popper”, to take her virginity instead.

Sid Cooperton is used to being solicited for sex, being the lead singer of a local rock band does have its perks . . . but when the nerdy, yet intriguing, Symone approaches him with a proposition to take her virginity in exchange for his college tutoring. It’s simply an offer he can’t refuse—even if his reputation for being a virginity exterminator is grossly exaggerated.

Symone wasn’t expecting anything more than a business relationship with Sid, but she soon realizes there’s so much more to her sex tutor than just sex. Matters become even more complicated when her once uninterested best friend, suddenly wants to take their relationship to the next level like she always wanted.

With the relationship she’s always dreamed of within her reach, Symone must make a decision: choose her best friend, the man she’s been in love with her whole life, or choose Sid, the man who has suddenly become the subject of all her fantasies.

The contract has been signed: Symone’s virginity for Sid’s B average.

It was supposed to be simple, until she broke his only rule.

This book contains sexual situations, and language that may not be suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

 Join us Friday October 21, 2016 for the Popped! Release Party.

Link to the event:


Friday 10/21/16
12:30 pm Ashley Wheels
1:00 pm Winter Travers
2:00 pm Lucii Grubb
3:00 pm Julia Claire
4:00 pm CM Doporto
5:00 pm Leaona Luxx
6:00 pm Dawna Raver
7:00 pm GM Scherbert
8:00 pm Andrew Hess
9:00 pm Virginia Lee Johnson
10:00 pm Annelise Reynolds
11:00 pm Shannon Miracle