Thursday, December 31

***Trailer & Excerpt Reveal ***The Perfect Life by Erin Noelle

Title: The Perfect Life 
Author: Erin Noelle 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: January 31

I had the perfect life.

The perfect husband. Colin Cassidy—the incredibly talented, extremely gorgeous, and unbelievably humble star NFL quarterback.

The perfect marriage. Our bond was unbreakable. His support unwavering.

The perfect career. As the recently-appointed executive director for the Boston chapter of Mending Hearts, a child abuse prevention and treatment program, my daily reward was helping to keep vulnerable, innocent children from being preyed upon and destroyed. It’s all I’d wanted to do since I was a teenager.

Perfect city. Perfect car. Perfect house with the perfect view.

From the outside looking in, it was impossible to find a single flaw in my life. I had it all. Everything I’d ever wanted.

But that kind of perfection came at a price. Demanded the ultimate sacrifice.

What happened when I discovered what I’d been missing all along? When I began to question if the lies were worth protecting?

What if suddenly the last thing I wanted was to be perfect?

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“What in the world is all this?” I asked with a chuckle, hovering under the archway that separated the living room and kitchen. “Did you invite the offensive line over for breakfast or something?”

Colin, still dressed in his pajama pants and a plain white t-shirt, whisked something feverishly at the stove while I gaped at the steaming, mouth-watering spread on the butcher-block kitchen island. Buttery scrambled eggs. Waffles. French toast. Crispy bacon. Sausage. Hash browns. Flaky buttermilk biscuits. And fresh strawberries with homemade whipped cream to top it all off. I’m pretty sure I gained five pounds just looking at it all. So much for that workout.

“I’d need a lot more food than this, if that was the case,” he contended as he shot me a teasing smile. Momentarily abandoning the baked beans in the saucepan, he set the wooden spoon down on the counter, turned the heat down to low, and closed the distance between us to kiss my forehead. “Morning, gorgeous. I’d give you a proper hug, but my hands are all greasy. How was your workout?”

I scrunched my nose up and gave a sharp shake of my head. “It sucked.”

His chest shook with laughter as he bent down to rub the tip of his nose against mine. An Eskimo kiss, it was called, according to Colin. My mom wasn’t big on any kind of kisses, hugs, or demonstrations of love for anyone other than her current boyfriend or husband, and since I’d never had a boyfriend before him, it took me some time after Colin and I started dating to get used to his open displays of affection—both public and private—but soon…soon I began to love them. To live for them. They were my drug. He was my drug. All I needed to keep my perfect world balanced and me grounded.

“You knew better when you took that final glass of wine last night. I saw the hesitation in your eyes,” he half-scolded, returning to the food I still contended was not a breakfast food at all, despite his and his parents’ claim otherwise. I didn’t care that Google backed them up, maintaining beans were common in breakfasts throughout many countries that were once a part of the British Empire. The only way I was eating them at nine in the morning was if I was camping, or it was the apocalypse. Otherwise, they were a lunch or dinner-only menu item.

“Yeah, I did.” Sighing, I shuffled inside the gourmet kitchen and plopped down on one of the four bar stools situated around the island, where we ate ninety-nine percent of our meals. It was my seat while we were in this room, which was more often than not if we were home. When we originally bought the house after Colin was drafted by his hometown team, the first thing we did was have the entire thing gutted and redesigned to our liking.

The kitchen was my husband’s pet project, as he claimed it would be the heart of our home. He personally selected everything from the mahogany cabinets and black-and-tan marble countertops, to the natural wood accessories and the toaster that had more settings than a spaceship. Warm, cheery butterscotch walls. Restaurant-quality stainless steel appliances. Ornate hardware on all of the drawers and cupboards. It didn’t make sense to me then, but as we settled into our life together, I soon discovered that if we weren’t in our bedrooms, chances were we were in the kitchen—either comparing our daily schedules over coffee and a healthy breakfast in the mornings or catching up at night at night over dinner. It was ourplace. Just like this was my stool. Unfortunately, our already-busy schedules only seemed to be growing more and more hectic over the previous few months, and we’d been missing each other more frequently than I’d have liked.

“You never told me what this is all for,” I reminded him before I snuck a piece of bacon and shoved it in my mouth.

“We’re celebrating.” Peering over his shoulder, he smirked as he watched me chew the heart-attack inducing deliciousness. “And get your grubby little fingers out of the bacon until it’s time to make our plates.”

I moaned as I swallowed. I couldn’t help it. It was that good. Bacon was my weakness; I could never have a pet pig.

Once I’d finished climaxing with Wilbur’s belly, I realized my husband was still staring at me, his expression unreadable. “I hope you don’t do that in public, Roe. That sound would give a hundred-year-old man on his deathbed a woody.”

My right eyebrow arched high up into my forehead, a combination of confusion over the celebration comment and a where-in-the-hell-did-he-come-up-with-some-of-this-stuff look. I opted to ignore the old-guy-with-a-boner explanation and found out when I could have more bacon. “What are we celebrating?”

He twisted back around to stir the beans, even though I could see the burner was off and they were clearly ready and didn’t need stirring. The only time Colin didn’t face me when he was talking was when he was nervous. And only one subject made Colin nervous.

“Well, the success of the gala, of course. I know I said it last night, but I was so impressed with everything. You kicked ass, babe.” He paused briefly to exhale loudly then continued on. “This is also my last Sunday home before the season starts. After this, we won’t get to do our Funday Sundays until after playoffs next February, and I knew you were going to meet with Allison later, so I wanted breakfast to be awesome.” Another pause. Longer this time. Two deep breaths. “And after we got home last night—”

“This incredible guy showed up,” a familiar male voice that belonged to Colin’s childhood next-door neighbor and best friend finished the sentence from behind me.

I quickly spun around to find Seth Andrews closing in on where I sat, wearing only a pair of loose athletic shorts and with his brown hair all a bedhead mess. He scooped me up off the seat and twirled me in the air as he covered both sides of my cheeks with kisses. I squealed with delight.

“Roe, baby girl, you were amazing last night!” he exclaimed as he eventually lowered me back on the cushion then parked himself two stools away from me. His spot. “Not only did you look absolutely stunning, your speech was fuckin’ killah. Those snooty assholes were eating out of the palms of your hands.”

“You do know you’re one of those snooty assholes, right?” Colin scoffed from the refrigerator while pulling out the milk and orange juice. “And watch your language in my house, especially around Monroe.”

Seth rolled his eyes and snatched two pieces of bacon from the platter, giving one to me and keeping the other for himself. I giggled as Colin flared his nostrils when he caught us. “Roe doesn’t care if I curse. She works with teenagers. Kids these days throw fuck around like it’s an everyday word. I bet Oscar the Grouch teaches them how to spell it on Sesame Street now or some shit.”

I wanted to agree that he probably wasn’t far off, but instead of riling up Colin even more and forcing him to get out the swear jar, I redirected the conversation. “I was wondering if I was gonna see you here this morning,” I said to Seth, “but when you weren’t around at the end of the gala, I thought maybe you had to take Effie home and didn’t feel like driving back into town.”

“Nah,” he shook his head as he grabbed a strawberry, “she wanted to go meet some of her friends at a bar, and I didn’t want her on the streets by herself, especially considering the fancy shit she was wearing. So I escorted her there and hand-delivered her to a girl I somewhat trust. Then, I ran into a guy I knew from school, so I stayed and had a couple beers while I waited for you two to get home.”

“You must’ve been quiet when you got here. Or I was so tired that I just passed out, oblivious to the world around me.” I shrugged my shoulders, not surprised.

Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child.

A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels.

Her titles published include the Book Boyfriend Series, the Dusk ‘Til Dawn Series, the Luminous Duet, Conspire — co-authored with SE Hall, Surviving Us, MILF: Wrong Kind of Love, Spark and Flame.

Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.

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Tuesday, December 29

*** Release Blitz & Giveaway *** Hunter Deceived by Nancy Corrigan


He was born to kill her…but he’ll risk all to save her

Wild Hunt, Book 1

Every day, Harley fights the urge to embrace the dark heritage that could turn her Unseelie. Evil. Bad. A nightmarish monster like the ones that wiped out her family. The only thing keeping her on this side of Seelie is a promise made to the ghostly man who saved her that terrible night.

Whenever she’s tempted, she calls up a vision of his eyes. Hears his voice calling her back from the brink of madness. Years later, when she returns to the scene of her living hell, he’s her only hope for salvation.

Calan, the leader of the Wild Hunt, was created to protect mankind from the Unseelie Court, not love one of them. He never expected the rightness he felt with her all those years ago would explode into desire.

But saving her from a fate she can’t escape could damn them both…and leave the world open for destruction.

Warning: Contains a half-fae woman who could really use a Seelie version of AA to stay clean and monster-free. And a rider of the Wild Hunt who’ll take any risk to keep her safe from her enemies. Including himself.

Note: This book was previously published. It has been expanded and re-edited.

A long moment passed where they watched each other, two strangers on the verge of becoming so much more. The full impact hit her, left her a little shaky inside but not anxious. No, excitement sped her pulse. She licked her lips, already envisioning what they’d do together. “So, am I right?” He slid his hungry gaze to her breasts. The points stood erect, and the sheen of her skin betrayed how hot she’d gotten from touching herself. “Oh yes, I’ll fuck you, my Harley. Sometimes hard and fast. Other times so damn slowly, you’ll beg me to fill you up.” He met her eyes. “I’ll take you so often and in so many ways, you’ll want me to be the center of your world as you are now mine.” He released her wrists and covered one breast with his hand. The hard point pushed against his callused skin, and a jolt of electricity raced down her spine. He captured the tip she’d teased minutes ago. The small pinch arched her back. “Do you like that?” She flicked her gaze from his long fingers holding her nipple to his face and nodded. “Do it again.” One corner of his mouth rose. He rolled the tip, and she gasped. Another tug clenched her core. “Beautiful. I can’t wait to watch that look pass over your face when I fuck you.” She whimpered. The smile giving him a roguish look turned wicked. “You do want me to ram my cock inside you and make you come apart around my dick”—he ran the tip of his tongue over his upper lip—“don’t you?” “I…I…” She couldn’t get the words out. He released her hands and sat back so he knelt between her thighs. Her attention shifted from the desire stamped on his face to the long length of his erection molded by his pants. “Touch it.”


Hunter Sacrificed, book 0.5…a free read

Hunter Forsaken, book 2.0…releases 2-16-16. Available for pre-order.

A true romantic at heart, Nancy Corrigan is convinced there’s a knight in shining armor for every woman (or man), but you won’t find damsels in distress in her stories. She adores pairing alpha heroes with women strong enough to match them and bring them to their knees. She also enjoys flipping the traditional roles in romances because her motto is—love and people should never be forced to conform to anyone’s norm. She holds a degree in chemistry and has worked in research but now focuses on ensuring quality. She considers it the perfect outlet for her as she’s the first to admit she has some OCD tendencies. It carries over into her writing life too. While engrossed in a novel, she has a habit of forgetting to eat and sleep. Fortunately, she’s married to her own knight in shining armor who understands her oddities and loves her anyway. They reside in Pennsylvania with their three children, dog, snake and guinea pigs. Her other interests include tattoos, animals, classic cars and all things spooky and sexy. 

Monday, December 28

***Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway ***Unwanted Love by Rachel Smith

TITLE : Unwanted Love
AUTHOR : Rachel Smith
RELEASE DATE : December 15, 2015

I’m wild.

I’m reckless.

I’m Kat Willis - the ultimate party girl.

My goal in life? To have a good time, a feat I seem to accomplish with ease.

I’ve lived a privileged life in picturesque Crystal Lake. On the outside, I have it all. Money, good looks, and any guy I want.

Until he came along….Jaxson McAllister. Insanely sexy with a killer smile, I never stood a chance. He saw a part of me I’d kept hidden behind the façade of a good time.

I wasn’t prepared for him to turn my world upside down, but when he did, all the broken pieces of my life fell into place. Everything I’d told myself I never wanted, suddenly became exactly what I needed.

A home.

A family.


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Rachel Smith was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. After spending a few years in the ‘big city’ she now lives with her husband and two children in Clear Lake. Working part time from home, she spends the rest of her time exercising, reading, and taking care of her family.

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Saturday, December 26

***Sale Blitz, Review & Giveaway ***Be My December by Rachel Brookes

Title: Be My December
Series: The Crawford Brothers #1 
Author: Rachel Brookes 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 27, 2015 


I knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl.

December 16th, a cold winter’s night, four years ago.

The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again.

The dream of a ‘happily ever after' was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him.

The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford. 

I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming.

I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life.

I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no.

The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers. 

A girl who can’t say no.

A guy who craves redemption.

A chance encounter? 

It all comes down to this.

One question.

One month. 

Be My December?

My Review

Be My December has been on my TBR for a while and I don't know what took me so long to read it. I was missing out! Ky and Eden's story is as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming. Their connection was palpable and transcended the norm. These two broken and bruised characters stole my heart and I don't want it back. 

Eden has survived the worst tragedy imaginable. She has been taken advantage of and her life has been ripped to shreds. Four years later she is still trying to recover part of her old self but it seems lost forever. After escaping New York when she was brutalized, she never thought she'd be back. But getting the job offer of a lifetime and the pressure from her best friend to try and move forward, she finds herself having to face her demons. When she meets Ky at a club on one of her first nights in town, she doesn't know him, but he knows her. When she realizes that she spent the evening with her new boss, she's mortified and a bit curious since she doesn't react to him like she usually reacts to new people. She feels safe and that isn't something she has felt in a very long time. 

Ky is keeping something from Eden. He doesn't know when to tell her but he wants to help heal her in the worst way possible. For four years he's been buried in guilt over something he didn't do. Now he's trying to make up for his mistakes of the past but he's getting more than he bargained for. He finds himself immersed in all that is Eden. He promises that he will never hurt her even when she's the "yes" girl. It pains him every time she says yes when she's too afraid to say no. For the next month before she finishes her job and goes back home to California, he asks her to spend the month with him. To be his December girl. To heal with him.

As the month progresses Ky and Eden fall deeper and deeper for each other without any assurance that more is even an option. While both are starting to mend past hurts, their past comes back to haunt them. When all is said and done, Eden and Ky are left to wonder if they could have more than just December. 

I love books that turn the usual tropes on it's head. Be My December did that. I figured out one part of the story early on but the rest of the twists and turns surprised and shocked me and I love when that happens. While this book definitely had some very heavy themes, the light hearted and happy times balanced out the story so that hope could shine through. Add in the side characters that I loved as much as Ky and Eden, and I was in romance book heaven.

I also adored Ky. He's a top contender for most perfect book boyfriend. He was perfectly patient with Eden. He was keeping something from her, but in the end it made sense and it was never meant to hurt her. I appreciate their resolution and his support of her. He was absolutely swoon-worthy: completely devoted, a bit alpha, and oh so sexy. Together he and Eden, who despite her hangups, was strong and determined to move forward, were brilliant together. 

I can't say enough good things about this story. It was everything. And knowing that Josh is getting his own story, I can't wait to dive in to his. It's sure to be a fun ride. 

Reviewed by Paige

★★☆ 5 "My Forever" Stars ☆★★

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You met Josh Crawford and Ashlyn Hart in Be My December, now its time to hear their story.

One night connected them.
One decision separated them.
One craving tempted them.

Ashlyn Hart was done with men, or at least those outside of her books. After stupidly falling for the charms of her cheating ex and having her heart broken yet again, she decided to create a new life. One that involved a career change, a new wardrobe, and the possibility of moving abroad. There was just one hurdle: the confident, stubborn and insanely-tempting Josh Crawford.

Josh Crawford hid behind the cliché bachelor lifestyle and a never-ending parade of women. He knew the game and played it well, but the night he tasted perfection four years ago never left him. Back then, he made a spur of the moment decision, one that he has battled with ever since. But beneath the playboy façade was a yearning that wouldn’t disappear. A craving for the only woman who could bring him to his knees: Ashlyn Hart.

Two weeks changes everything.
One night unravels the deepest of desires.
A simple taste unleashes memories that can’t be tamed.

When the girl who dreams of a happily ever after collides with the guy who lives the ultimate cliffhanger, what ending awaits them? Will fear overshadow love? Will the past play hindrance to the future, or will temptation conquer it all?

My Review

Bonus review because I love this series so much!

After having read (and adored) Be My December, I was so ready to dive into Josh's story. I was not disappointed. Be My Temptation follows Ky's brother Josh and Ky's best friend Ashlyn. It seemed like I got to know them pretty well in the first book of the series, but that was only just scratching the surface of these two. The manwhore and the light hearted best friend were a match made in angsty heaven.

Josh met Ashlyn four years ago. Known for being one to sleep around, Ash knew what she was in for, or at least she thought she did, when she asked Josh out. When these two spend the night together, their lives began to intersect in a way neither expected. Surprising Josh, he found out that Ash was a virgin, and went above and beyond to romance her. The next morning, he finds his bed empty and Ash and his brother Ky talking. It was the first time that Josh had seen his brother smile in what seems like forever so even though he never brought girls home with him and he just knows that there could be more between he and Ashlyn, he lets her go. Four years later and he regrets that decision. Ever since that night she has been his greatest temptation.

Ashlyn has become best friends with the Crawford brothers even if deep down she knows she wants more with Josh. She's watched him year after year pick up and drop random women such frequency that she's sure one woman will never be enough for him. Six months after sleeping with Josh, she met Lachlan. For two years she was utterly devoted and in love with him until he left to go back to Australia without a word to anyone. Broken hearted she spends the next two years reinventing herself. But when he shows back up, against her friends' better judgment, she gives him another chance. Showing up unexpectedly in Australia to surprise him was the worst mistake she's ever made. Finding him with another woman proves that maybe she isn't meant to have an HEA like Ky and Eden.

Reinventing herself once again, she decides to move to London and to do so she needs to fix up her house. When Josh finds out, he makes it his mission to prove that she belongs in New York with him. For one week she lives with him and their relationship changes even though no one knows about it since she's too embarrassed to tell anyone but Josh what really happened to her and Lachlan. When Josh declares his intentions and Ashlyn's reservations start to waver, her past rears its ugly head and she needs to decide where her future really lies.

I really liked that this book stayed to true to Josh and Ashlyn's story. With so much heaviness in book 1, I was glad that Ms. Brookes didn't over dramatize Josh or Ashlyn's story. Josh didn't have the demons that Ky did, but he did have his own past to overcome and I loved that his transformation wasn't overnight and it was very realistic. Ashlyn was kind of the backbone of the group in the first book so seeing her in a different light was really eye opening. She too had a past even if her demons weren't the same as Eden's, her struggles were as real as were her reactions to Josh.

I was on the edge of my seat for the first half of the book as I was early anticipating them finally realizing they were meant to be together. When they finally admitted their feelings, I felt like I was going to burst with happiness. Watching Josh become a cavemen was giggle worthy. I loved watching him be open and honest with Ash. He laid his heart bare for her and made it obvious how much he loved and needed her. It was exactly was a perfect book boyfriend looks like. Plus watching Josh use his sexiness to win over Ashlyn had me fanning myself and sighing in contentment for these two who took so long to find their happiness together.

This series has become one of my favorites. I can't wait to see what else Ms. Brookes comes up with because it's sure to leave its mark.

Reviewed by Paige

★★☆ 5 "Tempted" Stars ☆★★

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Rachel Brookes is from the east coast of Australia and writes angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, and a bucketload of sexiness. With five novels currently published, she is constantly writing and getting ready to release her next hero and heroine into the world. An avid reader, Rachel can often be found with her kindle in her hand, and getting lost in a happily ever after. She has an unhealthy obsession with The Walking Dead, and social media, and loves hearing from readers at

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Thursday, December 24

***Excerpt Reveal & Giveaway ***After August by Angela March

After August by Angela March

After August 
by Angela March 
Romance with a Twist of Suspense 

People have three faces, one you show the world, one you show your family and close friends, and your true face that you only show yourself.

Seven years is a long time to live behind the protection and safety of high thick walls. Kiera Mason is ready to re-enter society. Starting over with family she hardly knows, a new name, new city, new uncertainty of what her future holds. It’s never as easy as they say. Loss of everything she knows to be true, even who she is or was. 

Jacob O’Malley local playboy, Harley riding, tattoo covered owner of a dive bar in downtown Charleston. Jake is content floating through life, bedding who he chooses, never committing. He has never been an emotional type, but when Whitney Anson’s cousin walks into the picture, Jake has met his emotional awakening in the blue eyes of Vivian Anson. 

When hot-shot architect Alex West rolls into Charleston to work for Budreau Anson, Whitney decides she’ll let her “serviceman” Jake off the hook for cutting her off to pursue her cousin. 

Alex West has no interest in Whitney and her superficial ways, he zeros in on Vivian. 

Whitney Anson has been dethroned by her cousin Vivian, and the spoiled socialite isn’t having any of it. She’ll find a way be get what she wants even if it means creating havoc on the ones she holds near and dear. After all, she is the princess of Charleston, or so she thinks. 

With all tragedies, they happen so fast, too fast to the point you doubt your own memories about the event. It’s never the same, you are never the same after tragedy strikes and you look death in the face and survive to tell your tale, especially when you look in the mirror and are reminded of the horror you endured. 

Lies, secrets and superficial exteriors.


I shake my head no, “Please stop.” I say pushing against him, “Don’t do this.” I say, my head screaming.

“Tell me… tell me, what you want.” his words are only a whisper.

I close my eyes and feel the heat come to my cheeks. “I can’t do this…” I say opening my eyes and looking into his.

“Vivian, let me do this, let me inside…let me taste you, let me show you pleasure.” his eyes match the intensity of his words as his lips take mine.

He catches me as my legs give out, pulling me into him. His mouth assaulting my lips, his arms holding me in place. My mind and body can no longer resist this gorgeous man. I no longer care. I need to be wanted, desired, I need to feel like a woman.

I run my hands around his waist and up his damp corded back, his muscles tight, tense with the need for me. His mouth and body invading my space attacking my senses. He lifts me, sitting me down on the counter grabbing the tops of my thighs and wrapping them around his waist.

I can’t get close enough,

Please touch me…Vivian, I need you to touch me and let me know it’s okay… say the words…. Tell me it’s okay….

---------- Other Books by Angela March ----------

Voices In Lavender (Stand Alone)


A Southern Series Box Set


Meet Virginia (A Southern Series 1)

Georgia Girl (A Southern Series 2)

Too CloseTo See (A Southern Series 3) 

---------- About The Author ----------

Angela March has accomplished another "Life Goal" of writing a book series. Angela loves any and everything creative. She has taken all the aspects of the stories she likes to read, compiling them into her writing style. Add her own personal life experiences along with a dash of humor. Her *A Southern Series* (3 book series) were written loosely based off her life experiences thus far. And is excited to become a genre crossing writer with her first stand alone Psychological Thriller *Voices in Lavender* due out fall 2014. Angela’s life motto is… You have one shot at life.. When my time is up I want to slide into home saying what a ride… what a wild ride.

---------- Giveaway ----------

$10.00 Amazon Gift Card or an Ecopy of any of her books.

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