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April 2019

COVER REVEAL: Making Up by Helena Hunting ~ Romantic Comedy

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A new standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting.

Cosy Felton is great at her job—she knows just how to handle the awkwardness that comes with working at an adult toy store. So when the hottest guy she’s ever seen walks into the shop looking completely overwhelmed, she’s more than happy to turn on the charm and help him purchase all of the items on his list.

Griffin Mills is using his business trip in Las Vegas as a chance to escape the broken pieces of his life in New York City. The last thing he wants is to be put in charge of buying gag gifts for his friend’s bachelor party. Despite being totally out of his element, and mortified by the whole experience, Griffin is pleasantly surprised when he finds himself attracted to the sales girl that helped him.

As skeptical as Cosy may be of Griffin’s motivations, there’s something about him that intrigues her. But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas and when real life gets in the way, all bets are off. Filled with hilariously awkward situations and enough sexual chemistry to power Sin City, Making Up is the next standalone in the Shacking Up world.



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Helena Hunting


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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RELEASE BLITZ: Falling for the Beast, A Modern Fairy Tale Duet #2 by Skye Warren



Title: Falling for the Beast
Series: A Modern Fairy Tale Duet #2

Author: Skye Warren

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019




FALLING FOR THE BEAST is the second book in A Modern Fairy
Tale duet.
He can never turn back into a prince…
A troubling revelation puts Blake’s newfound career in
jeopardy–and even worse, puts Erin’s impending graduation at risk. He can’t
risk her future no matter how much he wants her.
She will never have a happily ever after…
A dark legacy threatens everything they’ve worked to build.
When old debt comes between them, both Blake and Erin must fight to protect
each other–and their love.
Since their forbidden beginning, Erin and Blake’s
relationship has been marked by deep sensuality and intense emotion. The couple
is tested at every turn. They’re running out of time. Blake and Erin will have
to trust each other to forge their own sexy ending. 
Author’s Note: This book was previously published as a
serial in multiple parts, including Beauty Becomes You and Loving the Beast.
They’ve been collected into this volume and revised for new readers.
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Author Bio

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.



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RELEASE BLITZ: Needing Forever Vol. 1 by Terri Anne Browning, Genre: Rockstar Romance Available Now!


Title: Needing Forever Vol. 1
Author: Terri Anne Browning
Genre: Rockstar Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019


From The
Rocker… series by USA Today
Bestselling author Terri Anne Browning comes a collection of novellas featuring
some of your favorite characters.
The lead
singer for Alchemy was my first crush…and my first kiss. But when I overheard a
phone call after that mind-blowing embrace, I knew I was just a game to him.
It was time
to get back to reality.
But I never
expected Bishop to show up at my job.
All my
adult life, my parents’ condemnation followed me, reminding me I’m not worth
loving. When I fell for Rhett Tomlinson, their hateful vow that I would never
find someone to love the real me only echoed louder. Time after time, I pushed
him out of my life, until he finally gave up and walked away for good.
Yet the
pain my parents’ words once caused me was nothing compared to the agony of
being without Rhett. I just prayed to all of Emmie’s gods that he was willing
to take one more chance on me.
So, I met a
guy… But you probably already knew that. He saved my life, after all. You are
my guardian angel, so I’m sure you’ve got my back. Because when I needed help
the most, you dropped Kaden Carmichael straight into my world.
But the
real thing I want to tell you is….
I think I
love him.
Only my
heart isn’t my own, so I can’t give it to him. This is your heart that beats
inside my chest, the one part of you that still remains now that you can’t be
beside me.
Michelle. Let me give it to him.
eternal best friend,


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Author Bio

Terri Anne
Browning is a USA TODAY bestselling author. Being dyslexic, she never thought a
career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on bestselling lists
multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie
published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The
Rocker… series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon’s Wings. The
Rocker… Series is now complete with 12 books and the occasional novella.
Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel’s Halo MC Series, as well as The
Lucy & Harris Novella Series, The Vitucci Mafiosos Series, and The Tainted
Knights Rocker Series.

Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons—err,
children–and a hyper Frenchie named Grunt.


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RELEASE BLITZ: Romantic Comedy, Fluffy by Julia Kent is Available Now!


Title: Fluffy
Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019


An all-new STANDALONE from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent
It all started with the wrong Help Wanted ad. Of course it did.
I’m a professional fluffer. It’s NOT what you think. I stage homes for a
living. Real estate agents love me, and my work stands on its own merits.
Sigh. Get your mind out of the gutter. Go ahead. Laugh. I’ll wait.
See? That’s the problem. My career has used the term “fluffer” for
decades. I didn’t even know there was a more… lascivious definition of the
Until it was too late.
The ad for a “professional fluffer” on Craigslist seemed like divine
intervention. My last unemployment check was in the bank. I was desperate. Rent
was due. The ad said cash paid at the end of the day.
The perfect job!
Staging homes means showing your best angle. The same principle applies
in making a certain kind of movie. Turns out a “fluffer” doesn’t arrange
decorative pillows on a couch.
They arrange other soft, round-ish objects.
The job isn’t hard. Er, I mean, it is — it’s about being hard. Or, well…
helping other people to be hard.
Oh, man…
And that’s the other problem. A man. No, not one of the stars on the
movie set. Will Lotham – my high school crush. The owner of the house where
we’re filming. Illegally. In a vacation rental.
By the time the cops show up, what I thought was just a great house
staging gig turned into a nightmare involving pictures of me with a naked star,
Will rescuing me from an arrest, and a humiliating lesson in my own naivete.
My job turned out to be so much harder than I expected. But you know
what’s easier than I ever imagined?
Having all my dreams come true.


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“I can’t
tonight. I have a date,” I blurt out, remembering David. The dating app. The
asshole who isn’t an asshole.
Yet. I
haven’t met him, so that judgment remains withheld.
“A date?”
Will asks, intrigued.
“Yes. A
date. You know, that thing where you go out with someone who has no intention
of really getting to know you and you spend the entire time eating bread that
doesn’t taste as good as your date claims and trying to decide whether to
initiate rescue-text sequences with your mom.”
your idea of a date?”
“That is my
actual experience of every date I’ve had since college.”
dating the wrong guys.” He holds my gaze for just a little too long. I look
“I have to
keep fishing in the pond if I ever want to catch a different one.”
“If that’s
the way you talk to your dates, I am beginning to understand why they all turn
out so badly.”
accuse me of being a bad date. I’m a great date! I Google the guy in advance
and read his LinkedIn profile. I make sure I don’t wear super-tall heels in
case he lied about his height on his dating profile. I pretend to care about
all his hobbies and don’t reveal that I’m secretly tallying all the
micro-aggressions he’s sending my way during appetizers and wine. And if he
makes it to dessert, well–” I falter.
“You never make
it to dessert, do you?” Will asks, eyebrows up. He drops them quickly, wincing.
not that I don’t. He doesn’t!”
“He ditches
“No! No!
It’s just that he always has a thing.”
“A thing?”
“A work
emergency. Or a dog with a twisted bowel. Or a grandma in the ER.”
“How many
guys used the twisted-canine-intestine thing?”
“Three.” I
sit down and sag against his teenage desk, elbows sliding forward, fingers deep
in my hair. “I looked it up. There’s an entire subreddit devoted to inventive
ways to get out of a bad date.”
“And yet
here you are.” He leans against the edge of his desk. “Trying again.”
“I’m a
His eyes
gleam. “Maybe you should start your dates with that line. ‘Hi. I’m Mallory
Monahan. I’m a masochist.’ You’d definitely make it to dessert.”
Author Bio
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent
writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult
rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she
writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for
a Billionaire
, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a
men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire). She lives in New England with
her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever,


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RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: Return of the Prince, Series: The Royal Elite Prince Duet #1, Genre: Contemporary Romance, Available Now! ~ My Rating 5 Stars!


Title: Return of the Prince
Series: The Royal Elite Prince Duet #1

Author: Nana Malone

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019


I’ve been a prince in exile, but I’m finally going home,
tarnished crown and all. This time, I won’t let anyone keep me away…
Not Ariel, the woman I left behind. Not the killer on my tail. Hell, not even
my cousin—the king—can stop me.

Unlike my conniving brother, I have no designs on the throne. Let better men

But I do have a score to settle.

Everything was going just fine until Ariel is assigned to my protection detail.
Little Miss Hates My Ass will ruin everything.

One look at her and I know it’s not over between us. All I have to do is
convince her I never forgot her…and not get dead in the process.



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My Review:
5 Stars
Well so far this book is really good. Since this is part of a duet, I will have to wait until part two comes out to get a resolution. One thing I really like about this book, and the author’s writing, is all of the suspense and intrigue wrapped up in the romance. In addition, there are so many emotions rolling all around these pages. And it seems like there’s more than one thing going on, instead of there just being one main plot. That is an aspect I’m really enjoying because the author keeps me guessing.

Ariel and Tristan are the main characters. He is a Prince and in addition to Ariel owning her own security firm, she works for the king as well. Ariel and Tristan have a past and haven’t seen each other for 10 years. And when they finally come face-to-face, it is not a happy moment. There is a story here which I cannot tell you about without spoilers. The romance, between Ariel and Tristan, unfolds slowly and will have you wondering who was in the wrong. I have to admit, that it was difficult to like Tristan for most of this half of the duet. He seemed to be a good person, and obviously has a good heart, but it’s also obvious that he doesn’t make the right choices. He frustrated me too often. He was hot and cold and I didn’t like how he was treating Ariel. However, he redeems himself worthy of my admiration in the last pages. There is a cliffhanger so be patient, Book two in the duet is expected to release soon after. I can’t wait.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it 😊

Coming Soon
Releasing May 21, 2019


Author Bio
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she
borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious
thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner
Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own
characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime
works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as
sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle
and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books
list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working
hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances
for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding
in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and
puppy in sunny San Diego.

Want to hit me up? Just email me:
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RELEASE BLITZ: His Little Wife Lie by Sloan Storm, Contemporary Romance


Title: His Little Wife Lie

Author: Sloan Storm

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2019


That’s what Griff Foster said right after he asked me to be
his wife.

Sweet, isn’t he?

Let’s be real: his proposal had nothing to do with romance.
Falling in love isn’t in his DNA. With piercing blue eyes and a hard body to
match, he goes through women like candy.
But he saved my life.
I promised I’d repay him. I should learn when to keep my
mouth shut.

Griff needs a Mrs. Right Now, and he’s convinced I’m the perfect actress.

In case I have any doubts, there are seven badly needed
zeroes on a check with my name on it to help make up my mind.
We’re totally fake. Nothing but lies.

Except the way his lips feel on mine.

Except the way his touch sets my body ablaze.

Except the way my soul aches when he looks into my eyes.

He says that without me, he loses everything.

But if I’ve got the upper hand, why does it feel like he’s in control?

There’s only one thing missing from this arrangement.

What happens to my heart when it’s over?


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That was it!
What kind
of fucking game was he trying to play? I made a complete fool out of myself,
then he tried to turn it around on me! No one was going to treat me like this, especially not him.
Once in my
room, I raced toward the closet, grabbed my bag, and dragged it out. Fuck this place!
Tiny Me
chimed in. No, no! Wait! What are you
doing? The money!
don’t care about the money!” I yelped, clutching my fingers into fists.
“Don’t you understand? I care about him!” Oh shit. No. No.
I sensed a
presence in the doorway. “What did you say?”
away from me.” I spun in place, biting my lip and sputtering hate.
“I’m leaving. You can’t stop me.”
He didn’t
listen. Of course. I mean, why start
right toward me, Griff continued, “You said you cared about me. Don’t try
and deny it.”
Yeah, no
kidding. You ass. “Of course, I
do! Jesus! Do you know how many men I’ve offered my virginity to? Do you? Take
a wild guess.”
didn’t respond. What could he say? He already knew the answer.
I poked him
in the chest. “Just one. Guess how that went over?”
nostrils flared. His eyes narrowed. I was pissing him off. Well. Good! Now he knew how I felt!
I snarled, edging past him.
I felt the
handle of my suitcase rip free from my hand. By the time I turned to look and
see what happened, he’d swept me up me in his arms, racing for the bed.
me down!” I floated in his embrace until he slammed me with a thump,
pinning me beneath him. Struggle was useless, but I gave it everything I had,
jerking from side-to-side until the instant his lips found mine.
Oh fuck. No! Yes. Yes. Yeeessss…
The passion
from his kiss ripped through my body like wildfire, reigniting the embers he
left smoldering inside of me with his refusal. Griff’s pelvis pressed into me,
the impossible hardness between his legs threatened to reawaken my lust into an
inferno until my wits returned.
I gasped, breaking my mouth free. My palms went flat, shoving against his
torso. “Get off of me!”
His gaze
gave me the answer. Never. Griff
ignored my pleas and gripped harder, making me feel he’d crush me into dust if
I uttered another word. Reaching up, I clawed and scratched, digging my nails
into the steel of his thick chest. But my rage only stoked him, and he groaned,
his mouth invading mine again, filling it with his tongue. My resistance turned
to vapor, whisps of hate floating away from me while Griff took what he wanted.
At last, he
pulled away. I looked at him, my vision glassy from the struggle, each of us
fighting for a breath.
can’t.” I exhaled. “It’s a mistake.”
Wait. That wasn’t no. Was it?
He licked
his lips and sank his pelvis deeper, driving it hard between my legs. I stifled
a whimper.
right,” he hummed, reaching for one of my tits, cupping it in his grasp. Uhhh. My eyes rolled back in my head,
his touch had me on the verge of blackout.
the biggest mistake of all,” he warned. “No turning back. No way
No way out. His words reached into my soul, giving me the
answer my brain couldn’t. I don’t want
one. Don’t give me one. If you do, I might take it.
Griff moved over me, a shadow threatening the last shreds of my chastity. With
my legs spread and my innocence at risk, I inched my mouth toward his lips when
he whispered his final threat.
Author Bio
Sloan Storm pens imaginative yarns based on dominant men and
the women who challenge them. As such, power plays and passion are the heart of
each and every story.
The writer’s creative tendencies may drift as the mood
strikes, but the essence of all tales told wind up back at the same place…
the polarizing difference between the sexes.
After all, what else is there in life?
When not glued to a keyboard creating tales of whimsy, Sloan
loves to talk to fans! If you want to connect, you can do it in any number of
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COVER REVEAL: Fury Caught by the Bad Boys #3 by Raathi Chota

Title: Fury
Series: Caught by the Bad Boys #3
Author: Raathi Chota
Genre: YA Romance Suspense
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Cover Design: Deranged Doctor Designs


Trust is a valuable thing I keep playing with. I can’t help that I care too much to let Levi go. But there are limits even I can’t ignore, and he crossed it…they crossed it.
To make matters worse, there seems to be a traitor in the group. Problem is, no one believes me, and I can’t prove it. Not yet, anyway.
While I struggle to make sense of everything that’s happened the last few months, everyone else seems unaffected…until tempers erupt, doubt sets in, and no one knows who to trust anymore.
No matter how hard I try, it’s impossible for me to live a normal life—especially with this constant warning prickling at the back of my head, telling me that something is coming.
Something big.
Something that can destroy us all…and I’m walking right into it.



Raathi Chota’s writing first began as a hobby and after growing in popularity, her gift for storytelling took off. Since gaining over ten million reads with her first novel on Wattpad, Raathi found her true calling. Born in South Africa, she always had a creative imagination. Being a regular high school student in Australia and a dedicated writer, her imagination knows no bounds. She enjoys random adventures where she knows she will find inspiration. Her stories are general fiction that is packed with young adult, thriller, mystery and romance themes. Raathi’s stories are page turners leaving you yearning for more.



IT’S LIVE!! ~ NEW RELEASE: Boss, I Love To Hate by Mia Kayla, Contemporary Romance

Title: Boss, I Love To Hate
Author: Mia Kayla
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2019


Dear Mr. Brisken,
How do I hate you?
Let me count the ways.
I hate your smug, sexy millionaire face.
 I hate your cocky, skirt chasing, playboy ways.
 I hate working as your secretary—but, I love the pay. It almost makes dealing with you worth it.
I hate how my friends call you a BILF, when really BILK (Boss I’d like to kill) is more appropriate.
I hate that I need you to be my date for my best friend’s wedding because my ex-boyfriend, the King of Heartbreakers, and his new busty blonde girlfriend will be in attendance.
But mostly, I hate how once the charade is over, I might not hate you at all…it was so much easier when you were the Boss I Love To Hate

“One of the best office/enemies to lover books I’ve read.
Brad and Sonia were so cute! I loved their banter, I loved the way they were with their families. I loved everything about this book. Addictive, funny and so amazing!” – Early Reviewer


“Perfectly written, unique, wonderfulness. I will be rereading this over and over again. One of my top ten books ever! Mia Kayla knocked this one out of the park, she left me with more feelings than I knew what to do with. The ultimate book hangover ( I mean hangover like I couldn’t get over it or stop thinking about it), nothing could compare. I had a really hard time reading anything else after this book because it was just that good!” – Early Reviewer

Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois. She is the wife to the husband of the year and mommy to three unbelievable cute little girls who have multiplied her grey hairs. 




In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.
Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end. 
She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.


📝REVIEW📝: On the Market (The Texas BBQ Brothers, #1) by Audrey Wick ~ Genre: Small-town Contemporary Romance ~ Expected Release Date: July 11th 2019 ~ My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟


On The Market


Audrey Wick

Series:  The Texas BBQ Brothers Book One

Genre:  #Romance #SmallTownRomance #ContemporaryRomance #CleanRomance

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Read: April 25th 2019  *ARC provided by Tule Publishing

Publication:  July 11th 2019  (subject to change)

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

Add To Goodreads:  On The Market


Will she be the secret ingredient to his happiness?

Valerie Perry has just inherited her grandmother’s home in Last Stand, Texas, a far cry in the country from her city life as an organic grocery buyer in San Antonio. Her methodical daily routine suits her just fine, so she aims to freshen up the property, sell it, and take her funds back to the city. She’s only got two weeks during her vacation to make this happen. Now is the time to cash in and get out.

The oldest Hutchinson son, who people around town know as “Hutch,” is a third generation local who is poised to take over the family business with his brother, Cole. The barbeque brothers have very different ideas about the future of their restaurant, “The Hut.” Just when he thought his biggest headache was his job, Hutch meets Valerie and both their worlds are upended. He’s drawn to this fish out of water, but Valerie’s time in Last Stand has an expiration date.

Their sweet and saucy styles don’t mix, but can they both find the recipe to a happy future?

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📝My Review📝:

On the Market (The Texas BBQ Brothers, #1)On the Market by Audrey Wick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
We’re back in Last Stand for a new series: The BBQ Brothers by Audrey Wick. While I’ve read dozens of authors from Tule Publishing, Audrey Wick is a new-to-me author.

While there are other books that take place in Last Stand, Texas, this is my first one written with this small, charming town as its backdrop. I adore small-town romances with fun-loving, witty and loyal characters. And this town has an abundance of all.

Valerie and Hutch…..
Valerie is in Town to sell her beloved grandmother’s house. She has two weeks to make the small, charming bungalow sellable and then she is going back to her home and career in San Antonio. There is no way that Valerie want to make Last Chance her permanent home no matter how charming the citizens are. And especially no matter how gorgeous, kind and helpful Hutch is.


Hutch is one of the town’s infamous BBQ Brothers. His family owns and operates The Hut, their BBQ restaurant. All though I’m labeling it a restaurant loosely. Hutch and his brother are transitioning to taking full ownership of The Hut from their parents. Hutch is adamant about making the barbeque eatery more than just successful. Only problem with that is he is clashing opinions with his brother on how that should be accomplished. Hutch has a classic (antique, lol) way of thinking. So, while bringing the family business into the future is his most important task, Hutch finds himself drawn to Valerie.

Valerie and Hutch slowly build a friendship before anything else. The build is slow. But only because Hutch is a gentleman. He is patient and understanding when it comes to Valerie. Unfortunately, Valerie was a bit of a snob at first and it took a while before she grew on me. Valerie adored Hutch but she still planned to leave. An aspect of this story I enjoyed was that Valerie came to her own decisions on her own regarding whether or not she would stay in Last Stand. While it was obvious that Hutch wanted her to stay, and he was annoyed with her way of thinking at times, he did not give her ultimatums. I enjoyed the end of the book and how the author tied everything up.

I am liking forward to read Cole’s story next. I’ll have to stalk this author and keep my eye out for that one which is called Off The Market.

On The Market, Hutch’s story, is scheduled for release this July. Keep your eyes out for it.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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