Monday, October 19, 2020

Blog Tour: Christmas At Fireside Cabins by Jenny Hale


Title: Christmas at Fireside Cabins
Publication Day – Oct 14th 2020
Author: Jenny Hale





Escape to the idyllic small town of Pinewood Hills in this enchanting romance, about falling in love under the mistletoe with a sprinkle of Christmas magic…

For Lila Evans, Christmas is the toughest time of year––a heartbreaking reminder of losing her father, and just how lonely she is… This year, she’s organized a blissful getaway with her closest friends: just the remedy for the December blues.

The countryside resort of Fireside Cabins, tucked away in the snowy Tennessee hills, seems like this year’s perfect setting to get into the festive spirit. But it’s far from a winter wonderland––the crumbling cottage is falling apart, and the owner, a widow named Eleanor Finely, confesses that the cabins are on the brink of closure. Lila and her friends should pack their bags right there and then, but Lila can’t bear to leave the tearful elderly woman. She clearly has no one, and Lila, more than anyone, knows how that feels.

In search of holiday cheer, the women find a local coffee shop. But the rugged, surly owner Theo Perry has an apparent aversion to Christmas, seeming downright angry when Lila asks for a peppermint latte. No one in the area knows who he is––but it’s clear he’s running from something.

Yet there’s more to this small town than Theo’s frosty reception. As much as his coldness infuriates her, Lila can’t deny that on the rare occasions when he does smile, it feels like coming home. Plus, the cabins are just calling for some festive sparkle.

And, unexpectedly, Pinewood Hills could hold a new beginning for Lila… But can she save Fireside Cabins in time for Christmas? With a dusting of festive magic, spiced apple cider and sugarplum pie, could this be the first holiday she doesn’t spend alone?

Indulge in this glittering page-turner that might just prove, at this magical time of year, that almost anything is possible. Christmas at Fireside Cabins is the perfect holiday treat for fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Sheila Roberts.

                                                 MY REVIEW:

Christmas at Fireside CabinsChristmas at Fireside Cabins by Jenny Hale
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For Lila Evans, Christmas is the toughest time of year––a heartbreaking reminder of losing her father, and just how lonely she is… This year, she’s organized a blissful getaway with her closest friends: just the remedy for the December blues.
The friends all get to Fireside Cabins. The crumbling cottage is falling apart, and the owner, a widow named Eleanor Finely, confesses that the cabins are on the brink of closure.
They all go to the local coffee shop hoping to find some holiday cheer but the owner is not so nice.
Lila is not giving up though and determined to make this visit fun for all of them.
The location sounded like a great place to visit and once they got to town and seeing the locals then that made it sound like a great community to live in.
This author makes the holidays all warm with friendships and locations.
I received this from Bookouture and NetGalley for review

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Author Bio:

Jenny Hale is a USA Today, Amazon, and international bestselling author of romantic contemporary fiction. Her books have sold worldwide, have been translated into multiple languages, and adapted for television. Her novels Coming Home for Christmas and Movie Guide Epiphany Award winner Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses are Hallmark Channel original movies.

She was included in Oprah Magazine's "19 Dreamy Summer Romances to Whisk You Away" and Southern Living's "30 Christmas Novels to Start Reading Now." Her stories are chock-full of feel-good romance and overflowing with warm settings, great friends, and family. Jenny is at work on her next novel, delighted to be bringing even more heartwarming stories to her readers.

When she isn't writing, or heading up her romantic fiction imprint Harpeth Road, she can be found running around her hometown of Nashville with her husband, two boys, and their labradoodle, taking pictures--her favorite pastime.

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Release Blast: Just Like Home by Diana Gardin


Release Date: October 19

The biggest secret in her past is the only thing that really matters…

It’s the best, smartest decision I ever made. 

It’s also the one part of my life no one knows about. 

Until the day everything twists, changes, becomes something I never thought my life would be. 

Now, I have to trust the one person I swore I’d never put my faith in, my best friend’s brother-in-law. 

My fierce attraction for him is unexplainable...But my fear of loving him is even stronger. 

I’d rather be up in the sky, flying my F-16. 

But that life ended the moment my brother went blind. 

Helping him became my new mission, but I miss the Air Force life. 

Nothing makes sense anymore, that is until Brantley Hughes walks into my world with chaos streaming behind her. 

What’s she hiding? 

Why does she insist on shutting me out, no matter how hard I try to break down her walls? 

When Brantley’s secret is revealed, Axel’s the only one who can keep her safe. 

Brantley will know if she can finally have the one thing she’s always wanted...a real home.

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Meet Diana Gardin

Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.

While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was written.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Blog Tour: Gone Before by Sam Hepburn


Title: Gone Before

Author: Sam Hepburn

PUBLICATION DAY: Oct 12th 2020







‘My name is Phoebe Locklear. I think I’m your daughter.’

I rehearse the words as I walk up the path, clutching a faded old photograph of a little girl with thick dark hair.

When I knock, the door opens, and there she is: the woman I believe is my mother. The woman whose five-year-old daughter disappeared fifteen years ago.

Had I known what would happen next, would I have knocked on that door? Would I take back the lives I’ve destroyed?

But now that I’ve started, there’s no going back. I can’t stop until I find out who I really am.

Even if the truth could kill me.

Twisty, addictive and utterly unputdownable, Gone Before asks what happens when your whole life turns out to be a lie. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Gone Girl and The Silent Patient.

MY REVIEW: Gone BeforeGone Before by Sam Hepburn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Maya Duncan disappeared when she was 5 years old and no one knew what happened to her.
Fifteen years after the abduction, Phoebe knocks on Kay Duncan’s door, clutching a yellow rainhat with Maya’s name stitched into the back. Phoebe is convinced that she is Maya Duncan, and that the woman behind the door is her real mother.
Phoebe has a letter from, who she thought was her real mother. saying how she took Maya (Phoebe) 15 years ago. Phoebe now has to prove it. Then Kay commits suicide and Phoebe feels gulity.
Phoebe decides to find out the truth about Kay and then things start to unravel and she has memories of her childhood.
There are surprises and some twists. Some I saw coming and some I didn't.
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for the ARC to review.

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Sam Hepburn read modern languages at Cambridge University and, after a brief spell in advertising, joined the BBC as a General Trainee. She worked as a documentary maker for twenty years and was one of the commissioners for the launch of BBC Four. Since then, she has written several books, including psychological thrillers Gone Before and Her Perfect Life, and novels for young adults and children. She won the 2017 CWA Margery Allingham Short Story award and has been nominated for several other prestigious prizes, including the CILIP Carnegie Medal for her YA thrillers.

Sam has worked and travelled widely in Africa and the Middle East, and is a trustee of the Kenyan’s children’s charity, I Afrika. She now lives in London with her husband and children.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Book Review: A Heartfelt Christmas Promise by Nancy Naigle


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                                                       Published September 29th 2020
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Vanessa Larkin just agreed to an out-of-town job assignment over the holidays. With the promise of a hefty bonus if she can get things done by the new year she heads for tiny Fraser Hills. Determined to succeed, she’s not worried about whipping the shutdown process into overdrive to meet the challenge. Only when she gets there she realizes her bosses haven’t been upfront with the town about the plans to shut down the plant.

Mike Marshall, a widower raising a teenaged daughter, is a big believer in tradition and doing things the old-fashioned way. When Mike finds out his grandfather has sold the family business to some big corporation, he’s angry. Not that he wanted the business, but selling it makes no sense to him. As much as Mike and Vanessa butt heads about doing things the old vs the new way, when his teenage daughter requires some motherly advice he gives in to Vanessa’s offer to help.

As much as she despises having to do it, Vanessa has to announce the shut-down plans and get things moving—and it's not going to make her popular with the town, or with Mike who she’s completely taken by. Now this has become a corporate vs heart decision, and she’s not sure she can make both sides happy. She’s hoping for a Christmas miracle that might land her with the very best Christmas gift of all...
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A Heartfelt Christmas Promise: A NovelA Heartfelt Christmas Promise: A Novel by Nancy Naigle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vanessa Larkin just agreed to an out-of-town job assignment over the holidays. With the promise of a hefty bonus if she can get things done by the new year she heads for tiny Fraser Hills. Determined to succeed, she’s not worried about whipping the shutdown process into overdrive to meet the challenge. Only when she gets there she realizes her bosses haven’t been upfront with the town about the plans to shut down the plant.
Mike Marshall, a widower raising a teenaged daughter, is a big believer in tradition and doing things the old-fashioned way. When Mike finds out his grandfather has sold the family business to some big corporation, he’s angry.
when Vanessa gets to town and works with the people in Fraser Hills she doesn't think the plant needs to close and there is enough of a warehouse that can be used for what her company wants without having to close the plant but her boss says no, shut it down or else.
Vanessa has gotten to know Mike's daughter and grandfather not even realizing they are all related.
Great town to live in and they all watch out for each other.
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's for this book to review. 

                                                                   Nancy Naigle

Born in The United States



Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

Fannie Flagg, Nicholas Sparks,
Susan Mallery, Jayne Ann Krentz, Carla ...more


USA TODAY Bestselling author, Nancy Naigle, writes love stories from the crossroad of small town and suspense.

With a career spent on the cutting edge of technology in the banking industry, she never let go of her dream to write. Now she works full-time writing stories that are a calming blend of community, family, and the simple things in life. She writes the kind of stories she hopes will provide an escape from the hectic day-to-day in the make believe worlds she creates.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Blog Tour: Taking the Fall by Kally Ash


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Welcome to a blog tour organized by Magic Pen Book Tours for an adult contemporary romance - Taking the Fall (Vipers MC #1) by Kally Ash. It's the first book in the Temptation series, but can be read as a standalone. Check out the book and author details, tour schedule and enter international GIVEAWAY via Rafflecopter link bellow.


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COVER-TAKING-THE-FALLTitle: Taking the Fall Series: Vipers MC #1 Author: Kally Ash Publication date: August 4, 2020 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Suspense / MC Romance, Ex-Con Romance, Steamy Romance Number of pages: 298 pages Publisher: Vixen Publishing Cover Design: Sly Fox Cover Designs add to goodreads button


Sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit... Nick Sobolev is finally a free man. After wrongfully serving five years behind bars, all Nick wants to do is keep his head down and his nose clean. But when he meets the mysterious and very beautiful Alexis Cross, he finds himself being drawn back into the life that landed him in prison in the first place. Hiding dangerous secrets and lies… Alexis Cross is trying hard to escape her father and his influence, but in a city like Detroit, there’s no way to avoid either. When her past violently collides with her present, it shatters her long-held belief that she’s finally gaining her independence, plunging her into a dangerous game with equally deadly consequences.





I was a dick for even contemplating what I was going to do to Alex’s willing and pliant body. She perched herself on my lap, the hint of skin she was showing me mouthwatering. It took all my self-control not to tear the towel from her body and take her. Still, her words were dancing around the inside of my skull: I’ve stripped myself bare for you, Nick. Will you make love to me now? She had stripped herself bare. She had given me the raw, undiluted truth of her broken life and I still hadn’t given her a shred of truth of my own. My own truth would ruin her, so instead of spilling all my secrets, I reached up and parted the towel a little more. Her skin was smooth and unblemished, so different to my own chest covered in ink and scars. My eyes drifted down further to where the towel now pooled in her lap. Placing my hands on the smooth expanse of her exposed skin, I tightened my grip a little, watching in fascination as her eyes fluttered shut with the sensation. I inched my fingers higher, her skin heating under my touch. She made a small strangled sound and I glanced up to see her mouth parted. Her eyes were hooded, her desire for me an intoxicating mix. I held on to the reins of my self-control though. Alex wasn’t weak, but there were certain aspects of her that were still fragile. I knew enough about her to recognize that. Sweeping my thumbs higher still, I reached the tops of her thighs, her pussy. She made that same little noise as before, but this time, her hips rolled forward, chasing my touch.


  Taking the Fall (Vipers MC #1)Taking the Fall by Kally Ash
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nick Sobolev was sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. After 5 years he is released and now needs to find a job and start his life over as an ex con.
Alexis Cross owns a mechanic shop and Nick walks in looking for a job. Alexis is trying to avoid her father but in a city it is hard to do that. Her past is catching up to her and not in a good way.
I wanted to know more about both of them and Kally Ash did not disappoint. Learning who Alexis's father is and her past made me wanting more to read and Nick's past was also revealed. The chemistry between these 2 is right there for us. Oh yeah and I can't forget that there is Alexis's exes who are no good. Did I mention Alexis's dog? Yeah he is a big part in this book as well and I wanted to reach through the book and hug him.
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Author Bio:

KALLY-LOGO-ALTKally Ash is a contemporary romance author whose passions include curling up with a good book, devouring chocolate and getting kitty cuddles. Tempt Me is her debut novel, and the first book in a three book series.

Some of her unicorn authors include Sawyer Bennett, Elizabeth Hayley and Haley Jenner.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Release Blast and Blog Tour: Wrangling the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox


Release Date: October 13

Bull riding is all Gavin’s known for years, but when it’s time to retire, he can’t let go of the reckless lifestyle. He finds a job that brings him to a small-town Texas ranch and face-to-face with the woman who snuck out after their one-night stand.

She can pretend she’s over him, but he’s not letting her go that easily.
Maize Bishop spends her days cooking and baking for her family’s bed and breakfast. The last thing she has time for is a relationship, especially when there are no single men within a hundred-mile radius. When a mysterious newcomer flirts with her over drinks, she gives in to his mesmerizing green eyes and goes home with him.

Now that he works for her family’s ranch, she’ll avoid him at all costs.

There are only so many places to hide, and keeping her distance is easier said than done. After months of giving her space, Gavin’s tired of waiting for Maize to admit what he knows they both want—a second round between the sheets. It may only take eight seconds to win a championship, but he'll prove to her that he can go all night long.

She’s too young, he’s too arrogant, and together, they’re electric—the perfect recipe for disaster.


  Wrangling the Cowboy (Circle B Ranch Book 3)Wrangling the Cowboy by Kennedy Fox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gavin just retired from being a bull rider. After many years of the abuse the body takes he knew his time was now. So he takes a job at a small town ranch and sees the woman he had a one night stand with.
Maize Bishop is the cook at her families Bed and Breakfast. Her dream is to have a catering business.
Then she sees Gavin, who she had a one night stand with, and pretends she doesn't know him or remember him. After all she isn't getting involved with someone who works at the ranch, again.
Gavin hasn't gotten over her and wants a chance with her. He is quite a bit older than her and ready to settle down.
Love the Bishop family. There are so many of them, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins and they are all supportive of each other.
Thanks to Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the ARC to review.

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Meet Kennedy Fox

Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies & overpriced coffee. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. 

One day in 2016, they decided to collaborate under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. Happily ever afters guaranteed! 

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Release Blitz: Blood Money by Chris Riedel


True Crime/Thriller

Date to be Published: 10/13/20

Publisher: Acorn Publishing

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BLOOD MONEY is the true legal thriller of a terrifying David vs. Goliath fight against massive healthcare fraud by a brave Whistleblower.  It includes attempted murder, extortion, money-laundering, fraudsters hiding money in the Cayman Islands, gold buried in a storage container in a CEO’s backyard, an Assistant Attorney General sabotaging her state’s case, and a corrupt Governor torpedoing litigation by his own Attorney General.  From Silicon Valley to the Sunshine State, in a showdown that reads like a Hollywood movie, Chris Riedel survives to share it all. His actions have resulted in more than $550 million in settlements and a court verdict... and counting.


About the Author

CHRIS RIEDEL is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has founded five healthcare companies and served as the Chairman and CEO of all.  Chris achieved the Silicon Valley dream when he took his third company public in 1991.  A few months later, it was ranked by Business Week as the 40th best small company in America.  Soon after founding a fourth company, his battle against healthcare fraud began.  In 2011, he received the Taxpayers Against Fraud Whistleblower of the Year award.


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Release Day Blitz: Darkness To Light by Cheryl Sloan


Today we have the release day blitz of Cheryl Sloan’s Darkness to Light, book 3 in her Beneath the Darkness trilogy! Check out this gorgeous trilogy and be sure to get your copy today!

Title: Darkness to Light

Author: Cheryl Sloan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Darkness to Light:

When Jenna's past was called into question, truths

uncovered, and a stunning secret revealed, her world fell

apart in the most earth-shattering of ways.

One so devastating and profoundly painful, there

was no escaping the hollowness that would remain

in her heart until she righted the wrongs of the past.

While Jenna was no stranger to a blindside, nothing

would stand in her way as she fought to reclaim the

life she rightfully deserved. However, being

confronted by one's worst nightmare, meant her

fortitude would face the ultimate test.

The problem with putting your life on the line was not

everyone would walk away unscathed.

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The Beneath the Darkness trilogy is a story of secrets and forgiveness, fire and ice, devastation, and hope, all wrapped in an epic page-turner that will leave you reeling from all the feels!

Catch up On the Series:

Book 1: Captivated by LIght

Book 2: Blindsided by Darkness

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“What am I doing here?” I retorted. “I think it is me who should be asking you that question, but then again, I can see the glaring appeal in the setup you have here,” I added, swinging my arm in the direction of the beach for added emphasis. “Retirement doesn’t always have to be drab.” “Drab?” I laughed out loud. “Yes, I can only imagine how jail would be painfully lackluster compared to this tropical utopia.” He grabbed me by the arm and ushered us over to the side, away from the middle of the walkway. “Listen, you can’t be here. You need to leave.” My father spoke with a hushed yet stern tone. I jerked my arm free from his grasp, and despite the alarm bells ringing in my head, I stayed put. “I’m not going anywhere until I have answers.” “Well, sometimes we don’t always get what we want.” He huffed. “But you owe me.” “I owe you nothing. Now leave.” I gasped. “How can you say that? After all this time, how can you stand there and say that to me?” “Simple, I cut you out of my life for a reason.” “So, there isn’t even a little part of you that missed me, a little piece of your heart that holds any love for me . . . your daughter?” I asked, despising the level of hurt in my voice that I was powerless to mask. I felt weak and was annoyed that he was seeing me this way. Damaged. Vulnerable. Flawed. Broken. “No,” he simply stated. “Why? What did I ever do that was so bad? Why didn’t you want me?” No matter how hard I’d convinced myself I didn’t care about his opinion of me, being there with his eyes locked on mine, there was no denying it was the hardest confrontation I’d ever faced. What child didn’t need, crave, and or rely on love from their parents? As I waited with bated breath for him to rationalize the motives behind his decision that changed the course of my life and very likely his, I found my tough girl exterior armor losing its momentum. “Because I never did.” A sob slipped from me with his admission. “I’m a selfish bastard who never wanted a family, much less a child.” He waved. His statement was a knife to the heart. A heart that had had its strength tested repeatedly. A heart that was done being trampled all over by those that weren’t deserving and or worthy. A heart that had hardened over time to become more resilient with every decision I’d made that had brought me to this pivotal turning point. Plain and simple, I deserved more. I was worthy of love, and I wasn’t about to play the victim card and let his lack of affection toward me stop me from seeking and obtaining all I ought to have in life and feel fulfilled in the process.  

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Cheryl Sloan lives an hour outside Toronto with her husband, two children, and has a love for all things creative. With the unwavering support and encouragement of her husband, she decided to abandon her comfort zone and pursue her dream of becoming a published author. When she’s not lost in crafting her character’s world or cuddled up with a good book and her lapdog Labradoodle, she can be found spending quality time with her family and hanging out at the ballpark supporting their favorite MLB team.

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Release Blast: The Secret One by Ruth Cardello


Release Date: October 13

In this steamy third book in New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s Corisi Billionaires series, a trip to Italy could jump-start a lasting relationship—but only if all that’s hidden comes to light.

When Christof meets a beautiful mechanic on the side of the road, he knows they’re meant to be. His family, however, needs him and his mediation skills in Italy, where decades of secrets and betrayal could cost them everything. His mother is convinced a fiancĂ©e would help smooth things over. But he’d be nuts to ask a woman he just met to participate in such a farce.

Men always find something about McKenna they want to change—her independence, her success, the grease that clings to her after a satisfying day in the garage. So when she starts falling for a handsome billionaire, she doesn’t believe it will last. Their engagement is fake, but the sparks that fly when they’re together are too real to resist.

If Christof and McKenna trust themselves and each other, Italy will jump-start a love as intimate as it is intense. If not…their relationship isn’t the only one on the line.
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Meet Ruth Cardello

Ruth Cardello hit the New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers Lists for the first time back in 2012. 

Millions of sales are evidence that her books are akin to potato chips, addictive from the first one. She has created a multi-series billionaire world with a combination of escapism and realism that has gained her a faithful following of readers.

Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York--then came full circle and moved back to New England. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene. 

She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier. 

When she's not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm or connecting with her readers online.

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