Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cover Reveal / Dragon Twins by Allison Cosgrove

Dragon Twins Cover Reveal

The Blurb:
Separated at birth...reunited by murder.

Behind the gates of an exclusive Lake City neighborhood, prominent businessman Don Chu’s housekeeper has been brutally murdered and his teenage daughter taken. The high-profile case has the Mayor himself sending the case across Detective Stan Brookshire’s desk. He barely has time to digest the details of the two sinister crimes before he’s called to yet another disturbing scene.

This time, at the other end of the city, another murder and attempted kidnapping ring out with a similarity too convenient for coincidence. As the clues fall into place and the evidence mounts, Stan starts to see a pattern emerge. A DNA match, and the two cases now become one. With the help of an unexpected young ally, Stan begins his search for a victim that may still be alive. It’s a race against the clock and across the globe that will test his skills to the absolute limit. Two murders. Two kidnappings. Twice the danger.

The Release Date:
June 30th, 2013

The Excerpt:
A loud noise startled Jade from her slight doze. As she straightened up in her chair, she glanced at the clock on her bedside table across the room that held her textbooks. Eleven thirty-five.
Leaning back at her desk, she reached over and felt the bowl of soup Wei-Lee, the family housekeeper, had brought. It had been piping hot but now it was tepid. She estimated she was out less than half an hour. 
Another crash came from the direction of the kitchen. What on earth was Wei-Lee doing at this time of night to make that much noise?
Jade started to get up when the door to her room flew open and two almost identical Asian men burst into her room. Grabbing her before she could make a sound, her feet lashed out and knocked the books to the floor as they dragged her toward the door.
"You're coming with us," one of the men said in a thick, Chinese accent. "You can either come quietly or we'll drag you out."
“There’s no way I'm letting you take me anywhere!” she yelled, struggling against them. Their grip loosened and this time she racked her nails across one man’s cheek. Crying out in pain, he released her arm to protect his face.
She ran out of the bedroom and down the stairs hoping to find Wei-Lee or something to defend herself. Jade heard them running after her. Chancing a glance over her shoulder, she saw they were right behind her as she raced through the house trying to get to the kitchen.
She was almost there when a man stepped out of the doorway, into her path. He was Asian but what caught her attention was the knife in his hand. Red liquid dripped from it onto the tile floor. She managed to duck around him and into the kitchen where she was halted at the sight of Wei-Lee. She lay dead in a slowly spreading pool of blood.
A hand grabbed her shoulder and tried to spin her around. Her reflexes drove her forward, jumping over the housekeeper’s body she dove for the cordless phone to dial 911. She managed to dial two digits before the phone was knocked out of her hand and it went flying across the floor.
Rough hands grabbed her and tore her clothing as she tried to get away. It was useless. They were too strong. It was too much for her. The sight of the dead housekeeper, the men in her house...the blood. There was so much blood.
A hand reached up and put a cloth over her mouth, she fought against it but it was no use. She had no strength left. As her world faded to darkness the last thing she heard was, "Do not hurt her. Ling will not be happy if she is harmed."

Monday, May 27, 2013

Listed,Volumes I - VI By Noelle Adams

Listed, Volumes I - VI  By Noelle Adams

Book Description

(This listing is for the complete novel, Volumes I-VI.)

A marriage of convenience has never been like this. 

Just before her eighteenth birthday, the doctors tell Emily she has three months to live. Not much time to complete the bucket list she's had since she was twelve. The first item is the hardest--"Get married"--so she turns to the only man she knows who can help.

Paul, a barely reformed bad boy, has inherited a fortune from his mother, but his life is defined by his conflicted relationship with his father--a white-collar, organized-crime boss who, thanks to Paul, is being brought up on federal charges. Without Emily's testimony, his father might walk, so Paul agrees to her unconventional proposal. He'll be her husband for her last three months.

They agree that she'll testify against his father and he'll help her complete her bucket list. It's not supposed to be a true marriage. No consummation. No future. No love.

No love.

She's supposed to die, after all, and love might not be enough.

Brenda's Review

What an unbelievable series. I am speechless at the heartfelt agony the characters go through.I can't even count how many times I was close to tears or how many times I did cry. But it's not all sad. There are tons of times my heart lept for joy for Emily and Paul. 

Emily's strength is so strong. I couldn't imagine going through all the pain and fevers she goes through and she still had the strenght to say "I'm ok,I'll be fine". She is the strongest willed soul in her situation,that alone makes you love her character even more than you already do.

And Paul,for everything he did for her to make her dieing wishes come true.You fall in love with his character right from the start.He is her hero.He ends up falling in love with Emily.And to watch him go through the fight with her will make you love him even more.The part were she was at her worse on the brink of dieing like to rip my heart out!I felt his pain,I grieved with him,I felt connected to him at that point.Because I know the feeling of helplessness.When it came time to pull the plug on my 24 year old son,I know that pain all to well. The feeling of failure,of loss,of letting that person down.There are no words to explain that deep feeling of nothingness.

This series is must read! I loved it and am so glad I came across it.

                            Butterfly Points

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Christine Hughes book sale

Just when he thought his life was turning around... 

Things haven’t been easy for Jacob Morgan. Persecuted by the ghosts of his past, Jake lives each day just going through the motions, barely getting by. Then Lily Burns comes to town and befriends him. As Jake starts to heal, he begins to hope that he has finally overcome the mistakes and tragedies that have tormented him for so long. But just when he thinks his problems are solved, his past comes back to haunt him, and once again, Jake is confronted by situations he is ill-equipped to handle. Can Jake hold on to the progress he has made, or will the lies, guilt, and secrets he’s tried to ignore shove him back into an abyss from which there is no escape?

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With the sudden, mysterious death of her father, Samantha discovers her life isn't what it seems. Not only isn't she the normal teenage girl she thought she was, Sam must now take her father's place in the fight between two groups of fallen angels, the Faithful and the Exiled, in a race to save humanity. In addition to dealing with a devastating betrayal--and having feelings for someone she's forbidden to love--Sam must also fight the growing darkness within her as she struggles to make a choice between fighting alongside the Faithful or succumbing to the temptation of the Exiled. Both sides require sacrifices Sam isn't sure she can make.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

In My Riding School A - Z By Ken Wickenden

In My Riding School A - Z By Ken Wickenden

Book Description

An action filled A to Z picture book of life IN MY RIDING SCHOOL.

Inspire your child to learn their ABC’s through their passion of horses.

Engaging with your child with something you both love provides the best of learning opportunities. As you go through this delightfully illustrated book you will enjoy the fun pictures of the horses IN MY RIDING SCHOOL.

Each page brings with it a new letter and subject with simple rhymes around the item. You can then review the previous subjects finding them on every page. Some items are well hidden so be prepared to spend some time searching the riding school!

Each page has full colour illustrations and happy scenes of the action IN MY RIDING SCHOOL. These look fantastic on both the colour Kindle readers and the grey scale readers.

Where you share your passion with your child, not only do they learn more positively, but you will spend more time and be more involved with their learning. Children need to read, be passionate about the books you share with them!

Brenda's Review

 What a great little book for the kiddo's! With awesome illustrations all through the book. Very important because kids relate to the pictures and it helps builds their imaginations. This is my first chance at reviewing a childrens book so it was a new expirence for me.

Kids can relate words to the alfabet and by what is going on in the photos.Kids are ingaged to learn more about horses and the care of horses in this clever little book.They learn about the equipment that used on the horses as well as riding.

There's a wide range of care and love for horses to learn and share.This is a great book for kids to learn responsibility and what it takes to care for a horse. Job well done by the author!

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Tich Brewster / Beach Read Bonanza


Makayla's life seems to have taken a downward spiral. Her twin blames himself for not protecting her over the summer. To add to her stress, her mom is in ICU suffering from injuries acquired after being hit by a drunk driver. Depression is heavy on her heart. Can her former best friend help to mend her broken heart?

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Angels and demons, God and Satan, heaven and hell ~ What do you do when you find out that these things are not some made-up fantasy but they are real? And not only are they real but you were created to fight in warfare against the demons?
Hannah’s life is turned upside down when she discovers that everything she thought was fictional is actually real. Everyone she loves is in danger and to top it off, she learns that she is a Devada. She was created to kill demons.
Will she be able to learn and master her Devada abilities before the demons find her?

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*Today we were scheduled to host Christine Hughes as well as Tich Brewster but due to unforeseen circumstances she wasn't able to get her promo price changed in time for this event*

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sophie Davis / Beach Read Bonanza

When Talia Lyons was just a child, her parents were murdered before her eyes. Unable to accept their fate, Talia trains to become one of the country’s deadliest assassins in order to kill the man responsible. Luckily, she was born with a gift- the ability to read and influence the minds of others. At sixteen, Talia’s poised to graduate from a school for the Talented, where she learned to control her abilities. Now there is only one obstacle standing between her and the retribution she craves... the feelings and distractions of a normal teenage girl.

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After her brush with death at Ian Crane’s compound, Talia Lyons feels like a prisoner, confined in her childhood home. Plagued with seizures- the result of an unidentified drug injected in her neck by Crane’s men- Talia must put her dream of becoming a Hunter on hold. So when Agency Director McDonough asks Talia to go undercover at the School for the Talented, to find the spy who set the trap for her in Nevada, Talia jumps at the opportunity.

Soon she learns that her new-found freedom comes with a price- working with Donavon on a daily basis. As if that isn’t awkward enough, her former teammate, Erik, also shows up at the School. But at least Talia has the unexpected company of her best friend Penny; to not only assist her in uncovering the spy, but also to deal with the complications that the guys create.

As Talia becomes more entrenched in her assignment, she quickly learns the lengths that the Agency and Mac will go in the name of war. With Crane’s influence spreading, Talia learns that there are few Operatives without ties to the Coalition. Forced to face hard truths and dangerous conclusions, Talia realizes that it is those closest to her who are hiding the biggest secrets. As the task of finding the traitor becomes more problematic, desperation and frustration rule Talia’s world. It becomes clear that Talia can’t do this alone. But who can she trust, when everyone around her is lying?

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Be sure to check back every day because I will feature a different author every day this week for the Beach Read Bonanza. Each of the books are either FREE or DISCOUNTED for the week before Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Allie Jean / Beach Read Bonanza

Chantal Breelan has spent most of her childhood as a ward of the state. She has a mysterious past and the foster system provided her with no answers. At the age of fifteen, she begins to have horrifying dreams: images of violence and death that haunt her during her waking hours. Anxious and afraid, and with no one else to confide in, she finds comfort in her imaginary friend, a shadow in the shape of a man who stands sentinel over her. She tells him of her dreams and her fear of an unknown future.

On her eighteenth birthday, she’s forced out of her foster home, but the stress and demands drive her to the edge, making her see things. A boy from her nightmares appears in a subway station, sending her life in twists of truth and lies, and darkness surrounds her from all sides. But is it only evil that hides in the shadows, or are the answers to her past lingering just beyond?

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Be sure to check back every day because I will feature a different author every day this week for the Beach Read Bonanza. Each of the books are either FREE or DISCOUNTED for the week before Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

T.M. Franklin / Beach Read Bonanza

Chloe Blake has a unique gift, an odd connection to her house that results in glimpses of the past, present, and future via the picture window in her living room. Unfortunately, it's a gift that sometimes proves to be more of a curse. Especially when she tries to help out Ethan Reynolds, the gorgeous boy who lives across the street - an endeavor that, for some reason, always seems to backfire.

Or leave her covered in mud.

But the house is convinced Ethan's life is in danger and Chloe's the only one who can save him. The problem is, he thinks she's more than a little crazy.

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Be sure to check back every day because I will feature a different author every day this week for the Beach Read Bonanza. Each of the books are either FREE or DISCOUNTED for the week before Memorial Day!

Monday, May 20, 2013


Flying Horse Discovery By Adele J. Jean

Book Description

Kasey, Buck, Gemma and Sam join forces in this first book in the ‘Flying Horse’ series to rescue a “troubled” circus horse who will be shot if he can’t be saved in a last minute dramatic rescue attempt.
At fourteen Kasey is crazy about horses. She has wanted a horse of her own from the moment she first laid eyes on one at age three. She drags Gemma, her best friend, into an unexpected adventure to rescue an abused circus horse on the spur of the moment. Sam, Kasey’s brother tags along and proves himself to no longer be an annoying younger brother, but a resourceful co-conspirator in the plan they hastily hatch for the rescue.
Buck has a natural gift for handling horses and lives to look after all the ponies and horses owned by the circus at an age of only seventeen. He recognises that Comet is different from the other horses. He’s a real ‘thinker’. The head horse trainer, Seth, thinks otherwise and tries to control Comet through brute force. When this fails – as it surely will, the horse’s very life is threatened. Buck, normally shy and humble realises he needs help, and fast, to spirit the horse away before Seth can carry out his threats to destroy Comet. 
In a chance meeting Kasey, Gemma and Sam join forces with Buck to save the horse… 
Anyone young, or simply young at heart, who loves horses, will delight at reading this first book in the ‘Flying Horse’ series of adventures involving these bright, quick thinking youngsters and Comet who’s true talents are yet to be uncovered. 
Watch out for ‘Flying Horse Revealed’ available soon where more adventures will unfold!

Flying Horse Revealed By Adele J. Jean

Book Description

Comet, Kasey, Sam and Buck continue their escapades at the Northern Run Horse Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. 
A story for those who enjoy a good horse adventure, full of action and promising futures…
Will FLYING HORSE Comet the ex-circus horse amount to anything? Will Kasey ever learn to ride?

Will Seth wreak his ultimate revenge on Comet and Buck? 
With such a super star horse can Kasey hold off the desperate people who are always looking for the best horse in town - how ever they can... 
Read as they overcome all the challenges horse riders face - and keep on riding...

Brenda's Review

Okay....I AM IN LOVE!!! My heart is just bursting with such emotions! 

If you "Like" Horses ~ This series make you "LOVE" them. I am BLOWN AWAY that this the authors first try at writing! Totally amazing! 

She will mess with your emotions in this awesome series! You feel,worry,excitement,anger,hate and Love! It's like the best emotional rollercoaster ride you can take!The characters are so real to life you can picture them in your head.'

The story flow is so nicely done,there are no pauses in the story and the plotting is just outstanding! Of course my favorite characters are Kasey and Buck. The horses Comet and Midnight are pretty awesome too.

You have two miss treated and abused horses in this series and the journey of their life after being saved from the hands of the abusers.And what a journey it is! I don't want to give away any spoilers to the story but I will say this..........IT IS FANTASTIC!!! 



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Mercy Amare Memorial Day Sale

The sale is for May 24-27 so mark your calenders, or put a reminder in your phone, for the 24th!

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Amazon    B&N    Smashwords 

Be sure to check back every day because I will feature a different author every day this week for the Beach Read Bonanza. Each of the books are either FREE or DISCOUNTED for the week before Memorial Day!

Revelations blog tour and giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Revelations blog tour! There will be a giveaway so be sure to read through to the end.


In this final installment of the Bloodlines trilogy, Keira and her friends face their toughest battles yet. Not only with the ones they believe have set out to destroy them, but also with themselves and each other. A shock revelation throws the group into confusion, torn between what each of them think is right and wrong. Keira now has to make a hard choice – does she stay with the people she loves, and fight with them – Or does she leave them, join forces with the person they originally thought was heartless, cold and brutal, but in fact, is doing something she actually agrees with. Something that could benefit and comfort almost every person who has ever lived. Revelations will take you to a place you never could have imagined existed. Heart-wrenching passion, death-defying friendship, treachery and pain, mixed with extreme battles, powerful magic and self-belief, make for an unbelievable climax that will stay with you until the end of time.

About the author:
I have lived in Droylsden, Manchester, all my life. I live with my parents, my younger sister, Cheryl and her little girl Faith.
I never knew what I wanted to do with my life until I began writing. This is my dream. I get most of my inspiration from music, I’ll sit there listening to it and suddenly I’m no longer in the room. My stories play like videos in my mind, then I go and write them down.
I’m a very dark person, I love anything spooky, supernatural, or unexplainable, and so that’s the genre I want to write in for the rest of my life.
I love watching scary films, although I find it very hard to find one these days that actually frighten me.
I also love getting creative with graphics. I've designed over twenty book covers so far. I create promo art and even book trailers.
I have had a love of photography from being a child. I have literally thousands of photographs which I have taken over the years. Now, I have a professional DSLR camera and I'm looking to do photography as well as my graphics as a sideline project.


Lindsay is giving away the first ebook in the series…Bloodlines, Released in 2011.  To enter just follow the blog and comment below, telling me why you'd like to read Bloodlines.

Contest ends 5/30/13

Friday, May 17, 2013

Review / Children of Time by Eric R. Johnston

Shawna McCullough is enjoying a quiet evening with a book when her six-year-old daughter, Alexis, awakens and talks of dreaming about her own death, describing it in vivid detail. They fall asleep next to each other, but when Shawna wakes up just after midnight, instead of her daughter, she discovers a strange man in her bed. She also now has two daughters, neither of them Alexis, and she’s nine months pregnant.
This is only the beginning of the strangeness as she discovers the man is just as confused as she is. He is Mark LaValley, a police officer who claims to have been killed in this same house years earlier while answering a domestic dispute between her and her husband, a dispute that led to his death. Except in this reality, he is no longer a police officer but a substitute teacher.
It isn’t long before Shawna and Mark realize they have been entrusted with guarding “the children of time,” as a demon known as Zuriz Falcon, who has been exiled to another realm, sends his henchman to kidnap the girls, including the one she’s pregnant with. Only with the powers of these three “children” and that of a collection of unique books can Falcon be released from the dark realm to unleash his evil upon the world.

Children of Time

Author: Eric R. Johnston
Print ISBN: 9781939865250
E-Book ISBN: 9781939865267
Genre: Time Travel, Dark Fantasy
Release Date 05/15/2013

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About the Author:

Eric R. Johnston is the author of An Inner Darkness, A Light in the Dark, Harvester: Ascension, and Children of Time.
When he isn't writing, he is editing and substitute teaching at local high schools and middle schools. He also enjoys running and weight lifting.
He lives in Imlay City, Michigan with his fiance, daughter, and two step-daughters.
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My Review:
This was a fantastic read! Children of Time was not at all what I expected. This story is packed full of action and the darkness of another world.  As I read Children of Time I felt that I was part of that story, that world came to life around me.
I have not read any of Eric R. Johnston's other books but I am definitely going to buy them this weekend.
Shawna goes to bed one night with a six year old but when she wakes up in the middle of the night she is very pregnant, has two children that are not hers, and there is a strange man in her bed.  What in the world is going on?
Mark has no idea what he is doing in Shawna's house.  As far as he knows he's dead.  In his previous life he was a police officer that died at the hands of Shawna's husband, her now-dead-husband.  But Mark isn't dead, nor is he a police officer, now he is a substitute at the local high school.
The children that are in their care are the children of time, they need to protect them from Falcon otherwise the world will destroy itself.
This is a great read for anyone that loves dark fantasy.  For those asking about the language, there is some language.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kiss Me in Paris Blog Tour

Travel to the most romantic city in the world and fall in love with Winter and Cade!
The New Adult contemporary romance, Kiss Me in Paris, is finally launching on May 17th!

Kiss Me In Paris (Kiss Me Series #1) Winter Deveaux tried love once. It didn't end well. Unable to open herself up to another heartbreak, she hides in her romance novels as she struggles to write her own book. When she's given a chance to live her dream to study in Paris, only one thing stands in her way: her inability to write about a love she's never experienced. Cade Savage is heir to the largest ranching family in Texas. Part cowboy, part architect, Cade has his feet forever in two different worlds. When he receives an acceptance letter from the school of his dreams, he must decide between family and destiny. Will the magic of Paris pull these two lost souls together and toward their dreams? Or will the reality of their painful pasts destroy what could be a happily ever after? Kiss Me in Paris is the first book in the Kiss Me Series. Travel with the Deveaux sisters as they find love, and trouble, in all the right places. Watch for Kiss Me in Cairo coming soon.
"One star breaks off from the others, shooting across the sky, a bright light training behind it, and I finally understand why people wish on dying stars. Because something always has to die for life to give birth to a new dream."
~Cade Savage, Kiss Me in Paris
"Paris is pregnant with layers of history, colored with the ink of artists who dared to dream of a world only they could see."
~Winter Deveaux, Kiss Me in Paris
"Buildings are the body of a culture. They house the spirit of a people, holding their dreams, their laughter, their tears, their hope and despair. The architecture of a structure speaks to its purpose, its role in the world, and the walls inside carry the secrets of generations."
~Cade Savage, Kiss Me in Paris

Pick up your copy of Kiss Me in Paris on Amazon, Smashwords and soon, wherever ebooks are sold. Look for the paperback and hardback coming later this month.

About Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov

Dmytry and Kimberly are the husband and wife writing team behind the KISS ME Series, Eye of Newt, Sunrise and Nightfall, Wanderlust, and The Fallen Series.

Kimberly is the award-winning, bestselling author of the New Adult paranormal romance series The Seduced Saga, the YA paranormal thriller/romance The Forbidden Trilogy, and Children's fantasy series The Three Lost Kids.

Dmytry writes fantasy—be it urban, dark or epic—is a musical composer, pianist, and designs books covers (exclusively for his wife's and their co-authored books). His short stories, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s top work, are self-published in a collection titled Dark Edge.

They live with three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tall tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.

Become a member of the Street Team for Kimberly and Dmytry:

Connect with Kimberly online:
Twitter: @KimberlyKinrade
Facebook: /KimberlyKinrade

Connect with Dmytry online:

Twitter: @DmytryKarpov
Facebook: /DmtryKarpov

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Boomerang Effect By Lindy Spencer

The Boomerang Effect By Lindy Spencer

Book Description

 Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can end your life - or worse, postpone it indefinitely. 

In Aspen Grove, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Katy had everything going for her, until one innocent decision to walk home from school set the karmic wheels in motion. Katy suffers a brutal attack, leaving her comatose. 

The legal system fails to convict the men responsible for this heinous crime, instead finds them not guilty. They’ve gotten away with it, or so it seems. 

One by one, bad things begin happening to them. 

Accident, coincidence, or the payback?

Brenda's Review

What a great debut novel! Incredible job for a first timer,I am greatly impressed. Kudo's to Lindy Spencer on a job well done.

Wow,What a read! This story is intricately woven with the lives of quite a few characters.
The perspective jumps around a lot.But this is so each character gets a chance for their story to told.So,be alert and pay attention. You don't want to miss out on anything.

I found this story to full of mystery and I can't count how many times I found myself saying.... "Holy S&*T and That SOB!" or "Serves them right!" And then I get to the end and am blown away!!
I Literally said "You've got to be kidding me!" I didn't expect that!! 

I don't want to give anything away because of this being so new on market, so I will leave you hanging on the thought of....

                           "SURPISE ENDING"!!  "GASPS"

**Hurry and go get your copy now! You will not be sorry.

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