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Heart of Xion Release Day!

 Happy Tuesday everyone!  Heart of Xion releases today! I'm so excited to finally get to share this book with the world!  This release has been a bit more lowkey than my others. I've been so busy the past few months that I feel like I haven't poured into sharing about Heart of Xion and spreading the word about it as much as I should have. But, nonetheless, its out now! Like Desert Flower, this book means a lot to me. I channeled a lot of my own experiences into it. I wanted a book that talked about broken friendship, unrequited love and the fact that your first love/crush doesn't always end up being "the one." We don't see that enough in stories. We see friends to lovers and couples falling head over heels for each other, even in a slow burn there's always that undertone that that person is "the one." There's not enough stories about heartbreak and getting over someone you were deeply invested in. I wanted a story that reminded me that th
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