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Title: Operation Wolf: Gunner
Author: Sedona Venez
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Blurb:
When Gunner returns home from war, he discovers that he can’t go back to the way things were.
He now carries a dark secret that threatens to consume him, and if he doesn’t learn to control his inner beast, it will destroy any chance of happiness.
Desperate to escape his past, he leaves it all behind, looking to start a new life. But, when he winds up at a nightclub, it doesn’t take long before someone crosses boundaries, and his truth is revealed.
The sassy, curvy beauty responsible for capturing his attention is no other than Celine Cooper, and she’s about to add a whole other set of problems to Gunner’s already complicated life.
Gunner is a standalone novel in the Wolf Elite Shifters series by Sedona Venez. If you love riveting storytelling, hot shifters, and paranormal romance that never quits, then you’ll love the Wolf Elite Shifters series.
 
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sedona Venez lives in New York City with her hot ex-military hubby–hooah–and their fur babies. She loves writing sizzling, sexy intricate stories about strong but broken characters who push limits, overcome their fears, and risk it all for love.
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Title: The Devastation Duet
Author: Winter Paige
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer: Dark City Designs
Blurb:
Costin can’t remember a time in his life when he ever had a family, ever felt wanted, let alone loved. Until Eliana. The night he found her shivering and alone the first time he ever saw true light. She would be his.
Joshua does what he has to in order to survive. Until the moment he lays his eyes on Eliana. At last he finds something worth fighting for.
Eliana was loved by a father who promised her the moon… until the night he disappeared. Afraid and alone, she turns to Costin and Joshua.
They’re willing to give up anything to be her everything, but only one of them will win her heart.
The other will be devastated.
 
 
Winter Paige is a budding author in the genre of dark romance.
Shattered Lies is her debut novel. Born in the Capital city of WV she enjoys reading, traveling, and producing audio books. She is obsessed with signed paperbacks. Winter lives with her husband, four children and a cat she despises … and is tormented daily by chickens.
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Excerpt from Broken Trust:
Ten songs and three bottles of water later, I follow him onto the deck, putting my arms on the railing and looking out at the water.
            “Feeling better?” He leans against the rails beside me, watching the ocean roll in and out.
            “Yeah… Have you ever been jealous of the waves, Jonah?”
            He turns to me, puzzled. “No, why would I be?”
            “When I was younger, my father used to tell me how dangerous the water was. I can still hear him laughing at my fear of the waves while trying to warn me of the real dangers below the surface. ‘The waves are simply the ocean dancing, Princess. The real danger is what you can’t see, so never go in alone. The currents will pull you under and turn you around until you have no idea which way is up.’” I smile at Jonah, wiping away a stray tear.
“He’s a smart man.” Jonah nods.
 “Yes, he was. See, those waves are the most carefree part of the water. No matter how hard the ocean tries to pull them back in, to break them of their dance… their freedom… it can’t. Those waves-” I motion to the water, whispering. “-are everything I try to be. What’s not to envy, Jonah? Their spirit? Their strength?” Wiping away another tear, I look into his eyes, my voice breaking. “The currents are winning, Jonah. They have pulled me under, and I am drowning.”
“Eliana.” He huffs out my name as if he’s been punched.
“I wanna be a wave, Jonah.”
“Then let’s be waves, beautiful.” He takes my hand.
“Things are different now.” We both look at my ring.
“A current?” he asks.
“No, he’s drowning, too. He just won’t admit it.”
“Are you in love with him?”
“It doesn’t matter.” I smile, stepping off the deck and wiggling my toes in the sand. “If I can’t be a wave, then at least we can dance with them.” I grin up at Jonah and then sprint down the sand into the water, screaming when the first wave rushes over my feet.
“It’s three a.m.! You’ll freeze.” Jonah sweeps me up, trying to carry me back to the dry sand when an unexpected surge of water knocks us over.
“Holy shit, that’s cold,” he yells out, and I laugh.
“You feel that, Jonah?”
“The cold? Yeah I feel it.” He scoops me into his arms and carries my shivering body up the shore, placing me on a lounge, and runs up to grab the blanket from the deck. Sitting behind me, he pulls my back to his chest and wraps the blanket around us both.
“That, Jonah, was a wave trying to remind me who I am.” I lean into him, shivering, slowly warming back up as my eyes begin to get heavy.
“And who is that, beautiful?”
“I am Eliana Annalise Jameson, and I am a hell of a lot stronger than the woman I have allowed myself to become.”
“Yeah, and what are you going to do about that?” I can hear the smile in his voice.
“I’m going to fight back.”
Title: Twisted Lies 1 (Dirty Secrets)
Author: Sedona Venez
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
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Blurb:
Core McKay. Arrogant. Narcissistic. Prick.
The epitome of manhood. Pillow lips, manly beard, piercing eyes.
My new boss, and nemesis.
Love her? Ruin her? How about both?
Sinthia Michaels is a rising fashion star.
Core McKay is rich, sexy, and a former kingpin in NYC’s organized crime underbelly.
Together, they spark a romance that could ignite a corporate empire—or bring everything crashing down.
Spinning a web of twisted lies and dirty secrets, Core traps Sin in an enchanting realm of drama and danger. The fashion world is cutthroat, the political arena vicious, and the criminal underworld he’s involved in doesn’t play games.
Core wants to use Sin to get revenge on a corrupt politician who took everything—but he doesn’t expect to start an erotic affair with the very girl he plans to use as a weapon.
Sin didn’t become famous without knowing how to fight back…even against the man she loves.
An emotional page-turner with chemistry, betrayal, and the thrill of danger, Twisted Lies is a contemporary romantic suspense novella that’s hot, sexy, and haunting.
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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sedona Venez lives in New York City with her hot ex-military hubby–hooah–and their fur babies. She loves writing sizzling, sexy intricate stories about strong but broken characters who push limits, overcome their fears, and risk it all for love.
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Title: Worth the Fight
Author: Rachael Brownell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Cassidy’s a fighter, designed to survive.
After the crushing death of her parents, she persevered. When she caught her fiancé with another woman, she held her head high and moved on. Fighting always came easy, because she never had to do it alone.
She had Liam.
Her best friend. Her protector. Her rock.
But every bond has its breaking point, and they found their’s… with a kiss. One weak moment upturns the foundation of their relationship, making Cassidy look at Liam in a whole new light.
Now, she has a choice to make. Is the shift from friends to lovers even possible? Or will Cassidy lose the one person she can’t live without?
Rachael Brownell is an award-winning romance author. She resides in the midwest with her husband, son, and fur-babies. A morning person at heart, Rachael is a coffee addict who enjoys writing characters readers can connect with. She’s also known for placing those same characters in situations that will make you feel like you’re right there with them, going through the experience.
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Title: JAX
Author: MLJ Quigg
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2020
Blurb:
Rock royalty.
That’s what people call me.
But all it took was a single phone call to bring me to my knees.
Five years later, my life has changed irrevocably forever.
Though someone lurks in the shadows threatening to tear all that I love apart.
An obsession of the worst kind.
Can I keep the woman I love safe?
Or will everything burn to ash…
Australian author MLJ Quigg – lives in NSW, Australia, with her husband, three adult children, and six cats—yes, you heard that right, six.
Growing up in a huge family of eight kids was always noisy and didn’t give her enough alone time to unwind.
Books have always given her an outlet from the craziness that is her life. Nothing is better than curling up with a good story to take her mind off her surroundings.
As a new author, she hopes you enjoy her stories and helps you get out of your world and into hers for a few hours.
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Amy clears her throat to stop us from talking.
As soon as she has our attention, she takes in a deep breath and starts talking, “Guys, there’s no easy way to say this, so I am just going to say it straight out… I’m dropping one of my jobs. Being the publicist and the stylist is taking too much out of me. I need help. With me being on crutches, I can’t stand for long periods of time, so I have hired someone to take over the stylist position. I’ve been in contact with Layla, and she’s helped me pick the perfect person. I know you’re going to love who we have chosen.”
I can understand Amy’s reasoning, she’s having a hard time lately with her broken leg, and she hasn’t looked well for a couple of weeks now—she’s been pale and slow. I know it must be hard on her to do two jobs, especially when she’s incapacitated. I mean, she can easily do the publicist job off her feet because all she has to do is post statuses on the different social media platforms and tell the fans what’s going on.
Well, perhaps, she does a bit more than that, but it’s not something she has to do where she will need to stand for long periods. I know as our stylist, she will need to stand, and I am more than happy she took the initiative in getting a replacement, but I just wish she’d asked us first. We would have liked to be involved in the hiring. It’s for us, after all.
“What the fuck, Ames. Don’t you think you should have run it past us first before hiring someone?” Andrew practically yells at her.
Grey straightens his shoulders and steps over to Amy. She puts her hand on his arm to placate him, and he physically relaxes under her hold.
“Sorry, Ames, that was uncalled for. I just wished you’d spoken to us before you hired someone.” Andrew sighs. He knows his tone of voice was uncalled for—it’s not what he said but the way he said it.
Even I am shocked by Andrew’s outburst. I have never heard Andrew use that tone of voice toward Amy before. I study Andrew carefully, and he appears worn out. He honestly doesn’t look well.
“I agree with Andrew, though. Why did you hire someone before talking to us? I understand one hundred percent that you need the help, and I’m happy you want to pass that job onto someone else, just not that you never discussed it with any of us.” Cooper shrugs and then asks, “So, when do we get to meet the person you hired?”
“Right now.”
That voice! I only ever hear that voice on the phone, so I spin around on my chair and stand as quickly as I can. The vision of the woman I’ve been obsessing over comes into view from the bedroom behind us. My heart rate triples in my chest, and my stomach churns while my mouth dries up like the Sahara Desert. My palms become clammy and sweat beads on my forehead.
Standing on shaky legs, I must look like a tool gaping at Layla in shock.
I am ecstatic to see her.
I am dumbfounded she’s finally here, in person.
My excitement at seeing her soon wears off, and I run, the happy smile can’t be wiped off my face for all the money in the world. I pick her up and cradle this beautiful woman in my arms, hugging her tightly, holding her to me. She feels so good in my arms like she’s my home, and I can’t be any happier than I am at this moment. Except perhaps, taking her directly to the bedroom because my cock has a mind of its own and has become tight behind the zipper of my jeans.
“It’s so good to see you in person,” I whisper in her ear.
She holds me just as tightly as she whispers back, “Me, too. It’s been a long time coming.”
That it has.
I can’t believe Layla’s here.
In person.
Yeah, I know I’ve said it before, but I am so excited.
Layla’s the other half of my soul.
I know that.
She may not know it yet, but she will. You can mark my words on that. Layla Matthews will be mine.
I draw back and look down to take her in completely.
She’s stunning. Absolutely stunning.
Layla’s wearing a black bodysuit that covers her hourglass figure showcasing her flat stomach, tits, ass, and hips, and they are showing very, very well.
Holy shit! She’s fucking hot.
Layla has her wavy chocolate-brown hair cascades down her back to her waist. She’s even better in person. Let’s face it, I have been cataloging all her features that I’ve already seen on the screen of my phone or laptop. The small button nose, high cheekbones, heart-shaped face, and unique aqua eyes shine with happiness as she takes me in as well. I can see her gaze taking in all of me. A flare of heat comes from her eyes when they sparkle back to mine, then she takes on a shocked appearance. I don’t think she meant for me to see it, but I will take that look anytime she wants to give it to me.
I am tapped on the shoulder and practically pushed out of the way as Cooper grabs Layla by the shoulders and hugs her tightly.
 

 

Worth Something More by Suze Robinson
 
 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
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Kate has three focuses — video games, red wine, and following her dreams. None of those will require her to fall in love, settle down or have kids like her mother wishes and she’s quite content with her non-existent dating life.
 
That’s until Lincoln shows up and literally knocks her on her butt during their first encounter. Subsequent meetings are less than stellar as the gorgeous and broody marketing director comes out of hiding. With a shared love for gaming, Lincoln and Kate form a quick friendship despite their age gap and working relationship.
 
Fate decides to take a dark twist, testing Kate in ways she couldn’t imagine. With a tragic turn of events, Kate’s life will take her on a new path, one that might not cross with Lincoln’s anymore.
 
What happens when fate makes you decide between your heart and your dreams?

 

 

Baller by M.A. Foster
 
 
Series: Heritage Bay; Book 5
Genre: Second Chance Romance
 
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They say if you love someone, set them free, and if they come back, it’s meant to be.
 
I didn’t exactly set Vanessa free.
 
I screwed up.
 
She left.
 
Five years later, she’s back wearing another man’s ring.
 
And this time I have have no choice but to let her go.
 
And this time I have no choice but to let her go.
 
But fate has other plans for us.
 
And once again, I find myself face-to-face with the love of my life.
 
I take that as a sign from the universe that we truly are meant to be.
 
She wants me to let her go.
 
Believe me, I tried. Not once but twice.
 
It broke me.
 
It broke her.
 
It broke us.
 
I won’t make the same mistakes again.
 
Because if you truly love someone, you don’t set them free.
 
You hold on to them with everything you’ve got.
Title: Rush of Love
Author: Nicole Ann Nielsen
Genre: Small Town Romance
Editor: Candice Royer
Publication Date: August 27th, 2020
Blurb:
A suspenseful second chance romance with an age gap that will melt your Kindle and keep you on the edge of your seat!
She’s chasing her dreams. He’s reeling from betrayal.
While home on vacation, Jo Lawson babysits the children of a family friend, Kurt Wheeler. Despite the seventeen-year age gap between them, Jo and Kurt soon succumb to the temptation of their mutual attraction.
What was meant to be a summer fling turned into a long-distance relationship … until he abruptly ends it.
Years later, Jo decides it’s time to go home after a stalker turns vicious. With danger hot on her heels, she’s forced to confront the town’s sheriff — the man who broke her heart. As Kurt uncovers long-buried secrets, he must adjust to having Jo back in town while figuring a plan to keep her safe.
It soon becomes clear the chemistry from their past burns as fiercely as ever, but the numbers are stacked against them.
Will they beat the odds this time?
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Nicole Ann Nielsen believes in romance, in love, and everyone deserves a happy ever after. And that is what she writes — Contemporary Romance, with a dash of spice and a hint of suspense.
Nicole lives in scenic Cape Town, South Africa, and shares her space with her husband, two dogs, and a lone cat, her son and daughter having long flown the parental coop.
She is an avid reader, enjoys Pilates, inhales coffee, and loves dreaming about her next novel.
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“Hey,” she greeted, smiling.
Seeing her pretty face come to life on the small screen kicked up Kurt’s pulse rate. And stirred his dick. But then, he’d been walking with a semi-hard-on all weekend. He’d managed — just — to not give in to the temptation and take himself in hand.
He cleared his throat. “Josephine.” Nope. His voice was still all croaky.
“You okay?”
“Yeah.”
 “Boys okay?”
“Yeah.” Oh, way to go, Kurt. Reduced to blubbering one-word answers.
 “Okay then, what’s up with you?” Jo moved position, and Kurt saw the iron post behind her. She was in bed. Like him.
What’s up? “My dick,” he blurted, viewing the bulge pushing against his pajama pants.
She blinked. “Oh.”
“Oh? That’s all you gotta say? Oh. Since you walked into my office seven weeks ago, it’s had a mind of its own. And then I did that fool thing of hauling you out of … Polly and kissing you. And then … then Friday … Friday, I truly lost my mind, and now my dick’s had a taste of your pussy again, and it wants more. Dammit, Josephine, stop laughing,” Kurt ground out.
He was staring at her ceiling, strips of wood lying atop support beams, while the sound of her giggles filled his ears. It was a beautiful sound, and a reluctant smile stirred his lips.
“Jo? Honey?”
Her face filled his screen again. Big brown eyes were shining bright, and she was swiping a hand across a bright pink cheek. “Should I apologize, Sheriff?”
“Never.” He loved her just the way she was.   
“Hauling me out of Polly was … hot.”
“So I’ve been told,” he admitted.
She chuckled. “Have you watched the video?”
“Yeah.” Just five minutes ago. Hence the call. He cleared his throat. “I need to apologize to you. You deserve more than ‘a haul out the car and kiss senseless on the side of the road’ behavior from me. I wasn’t think—”    
“It was real, Kurt,” Jo cut in. “That kiss was real. Just like Friday was real. And both were hot. Don’t apologize for being authentic with me.” Exhaling sharply, she added, “I’m suffering from the same malady that’s afflicting you. Except” — she grinned — “mine’s … internal.”
He swallowed. Hard. “This … between us? Are we going there again? Are you prepared to give me a second chance?”
The prolonged silence was killing him, and he stared into his screen, into her beautiful eyes as she looked at him, wishing he could cup her face and feel her soft skin and will the answer he wanted from her sweet lips.
And then, “Yes. Yes, I am.”          
Kurt let out the breath he’d been holding, and his heart stuttered to life again. “We’ll talk when you’re back from California,” he promised.
A bright smile bloomed across her face. “We’ll talk.” This was quickly followed by a frown. “About California. Seriously, Kurt, did you have to sic bodyguards on me?” 
“Jo, your concealed license is not valid in California, and I don’t like you being unarmed, so yes, until I’m around to protect your ass and Branson is caught, you will have bodyguards on you. It falls under the contract protecting your entire family.”
Jo muttered something under her breath.
“Sorry?” He wanted her to repeat what he’d thought he’d heard her say.
 She looked him in the eye. “I love it when you go all sheriff-y on me.”
“Josephine,” he growled at the blatant lie.
She huffed. “Oh, okay. I said … you’ve gone and made me all … heated, Sheriff. So. Not. Fair. You’re hundreds of miles away,” she whined.
Join the club, baby. Kurt chuckled. “Oh, it’s very fair, Josephine. I’ll see you when you get back on Wednesday.”  
“Till Wednesday, Sheriff Wheeler. Sweet dreams,” she added with a wicked smile stretching from ear to ear. She blew him a kiss and disconnected before Kurt could reply.
“Sweet dreams, baby. Love you,” he whispered to the blank screen, catching the kiss, placing his fist over his heart.
Kurt lay back smiling. And opened the app to view That Kiss again.
But his smile had faded by the time the video ended.
He’d mauled Jo, on the side of a public road. And left her.
He’d slaked his lust, taking her, roughly, in a kitchen. And left.
After toying with her for years, he’d left her, without a backward glance.
He’d not ever done right by her.
How was he going to make it up to her?
 

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I survived the fall of civilization, but I didn’t live… until I met him.
Adam is not a good man. He’s a criminal. A warlord. Someone who takes without asking. He is guarded and cold.
But that’s not all he is. He’s also a father. A leader. A battered soul who refuses to stop fighting.
I’m blind, but I see the real man behind the wounded, world-weary façade, and I want him more than I’ve ever wanted anything. His touch sets my skin ablaze. He fills my house with laughter and light, and then leaves me with a gift that might bring life to a dying world.
It seems our love can save… everything.


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“Who are you, Eve?”
His voice fondles my ear, and when he wraps long, wiry arms around my chest and pulls me to him, the fire returns.
“I just sculpt,” I whisper, acutely aware of every part of him that touches me.
“Screams?”
I swallow hard. My breath stutters on the intake. Adam chuckles softly.
“It’s just clay,” I say, my voice faint.
His hands find mine, turn them palms up. His thumb strokes back and forth along the ridged scars. The flames inside rush to where our skin meets, tickling, stinging, teasing and taunting.
“Not in these hands, it isn’t. You make magic happen, girl.”
His strokes become more demanding, rough, pulling at my skin and releasing it. With every scar he touches, memories flare up from when I got them. Every burn. Every cut. Every piece of art I’ve created has left traces on me, and he awakens them all. I’ve poured my life into clay: my fears, my few hopes, the agony this house has lived through, the punishments, laughter, tears, God and the Devil, Mother’s voice, Father’s belt. Everything.
“It’s just earth and water.”
“And you breathe life into it.”
I gasp with the sudden pain when Adam kneads the flesh at the base of my thumb. I have tight knots everywhere. I’m so tense. “Ow.”
He chuckles, then hugs me tighter to him, pushing my hair to one side and resting his cheek against my ear. “Take my scream, and make it yours, Eve. Do your thing,” he whispers.
I nod. My skin is too tight, and I have forgotten how to breathe. My legs feel as if the bones have liquefied. I manage to get up on my feet, then I turn and hold out my hand to him.
“Come.”

Title: The Roadie
Author: Jenna Galicki
Genre: Adult Contemporary Rock Star Romance
Publication Date: August 19, 2020
Blurb:
This isn’t an angsty, tear-your-heart-out, ugly-cry romance. This is a love story.
Kira Abelman forgot what it was like to have fun. She spent her teens at the front of the stage cheering for Immortal Angel at every show. Her life had been filled with excitement and adrenaline. Now, as A&R rep for her father’s record company, she’s overworked, overtired and spread thin.
A fleeting encounter with a sexy, bearded and tattooed roadie lights up her boring life with passion. But with 3,000 miles between them and careers that send them in different directions, can Kira finally get her happily ever after and prove that fairy tales do come true?
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Minutes later, Kira stood on the curb staring into the eyes of a man she’d met 48 hours ago. Never had someone had such a profound effect on her before or changed her life in such a short time. She found the fun and carefree girl she used to be, without knowing she’d lost her. She’d let her career consume her time and become her main priority, but not anymore. Brett showed her how to enjoy life again, and she was going to take advantage of it. “Thank you for the most remarkable few days I’ve ever had. You’re an amazing man.”
“You’re an amazing woman.” He suddenly wrinkled his brow and frowned. “Why does this sound like goodbye?”
“It is goodbye, Brett. We live on opposite sides of the country. You’re off touring with bands. I’m in New York buried up to my eyeballs in work.”
“I thought we’d keep in touch.”
“I want to,” she said, weakly. “But . . .” She didn’t need to tell him what would happen. They’d exchange a few phone calls. Time between calls would lengthen until they were just a memory. Maybe they’d get to see each other once or twice before time and distance pulled them apart. She refused to be just a quick roll in the sheets whenever they happened to be in the same city at the same time. She wanted a relationship. Companionship. The long-distance thing never worked, and she wasn’t going to put her heart through the wringer. It was better to have a clean break now.
She stared into his expressive brown eyes, and her heart hurt. He looked so sad. His hard and confident gaze turned soft and pleading, and she couldn’t hurt him with the truth. She cupped his face in her hands, purposely running the tips of her fingers through the grain of his beard. She rubbed her cheek against it so she wouldn’t forget what it felt like. It was a soft, bristly feeling that she would reminisce about for a long time to come.
“Call me when you get to New York,” he whispered in her ear.
She nodded. “I will.”
With his hands pressed against the small of her back, he brushed his lips against hers in a soft kiss filled with passion. His probing tongue pushed deeper and bathed her mouth with a last kiss. She savored it, memorized every swirl of his tongue, the way his arms felt around her, and the way his chest pressed against hers. She moaned at the way his facial hair tickled her cheek as he rotated his mouth in a slow circle.
She swore she wouldn’t cry, but she had no control over the tears that swelled on her lower lids. “I’m gonna miss you.”
“This isn’t goodbye.” His voice was shaky with emotion and barely audible as he repeated, “This isn’t goodbye.”