Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Watcher Book Blast


the watcher coverThe Watcher




Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.




Can he face her without falling again?




Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Some Like It Sinful






Synopsis:
Their attraction is sinfully delicious…

A struggling business and one act of vandalism may have brought them together, but bakery owner Chloe Nelson and professional hockey player Griffin Lange get along like chocolate and pickles. Chloe needs the famous (and famously unattached) Griffin to attract people to her pastries, and Griffin needs the curvaceous and fiery Chloe to keep him out of trouble. A fake relationship to keep the media interested seems like the perfect plan.

But when temptation throws them into bed together, a new plan arises. Why not make the fake real? Griffin’s winning every home game, and Chloe’s business has never been better. Both know it’s only physical—and only temporary. But can they drop their defenses for love, even if it means getting a little bit sinful?








 




Author Bio
Robbie Terman began her journey as a writer in third grade, when she completed her first (24-page) "novel." Many years later, she is published in contemporary romance. Her heroines are feisty, her heroes Hot (yup, that's with a capital H!). And, when you read her books, if you cry a little and laugh a lot, that's just the reaction she was hoping for.

When she's not writing, Robbie can usually be found doing one of three things: shopping for shoes and handbags at Nordstrom; trying a new restaurant (or attempting a new recipe); or relaxing on the couch and catching up on her favorite television programs (if you're wondering which ones, open up a TV Guide and take your pick. You've probably guessed right!).




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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Trust Me








Trust Me? Blurb:
When Jenifer Taylor, a young woman from the big City of Mornington Vale California starts her day, it turns from bad to worse, when on her way to work she’s involved in a chain collision.
Jeni is content with her life, dull and boring as it is, because being absent from the dating scene, means she doesn’t have to deal with the major trust issues she has with men. Her trust issues stem from a controlling and aggressive ex boyfriend, and an absentee father. She’s happy being alone, sharing her life with her friends and family.
Her world changes forever when she meets Aiden O’Connell, the billionaire son of Alistair O’Connell, who owns Mornington Vale’s largest financial incorporation. Aiden is an up and coming young businessman, who's ready to take on the Vice Presidency in his father’s incorporation. He's focused on the business, and life for Aiden involves working hard and not much else. Aiden is the good son, and Alistair wants nothing more than for Aiden to succeed and follow in his footsteps, it’s imperative to him.
After the accident Aiden finds Jeni irresistible, and pursues her instantly, and with some coaxing she eventually agrees to a date. It becomes apparent that they are very attracted to one another.
Jeni finds love quickly with Aiden, but trusting him is another issue. Trust is a major factor, and the question of when to give it can be asked of us in many different ways. Jeni is asked this question, when she finds out that Aiden is being investigated for a serious crime. Jeni’s trust issues spark, as she goes through a journey of self-discovery.
She must decide once and for all whether she trusts the man she loves, when she’s asked the ultimate question: “Do you trust me?”


Excerpt:
I turn to face him; he puts his other arm around me. We are in the same position as before when the last kiss attempt failed. My arms are tight around his neck, his arms around my waist. I look down. He lifts up my chin so I’m lost in his gaze. His hand goes back to my waist. He swallows; I think he’s as nervous as I am. He tilts his head and leans in … I back away quickly.
“What’s wrong?” he asks, looking hurt.
“Oh, no, it’s not you. I think … I might have garlic breath.”
He laughs and pulls me back to him. “So do I.” He pulls me in tighter, and before I know what’s happening, his lips are on mine. I give in and surrender to him completely.
This feels like one of my fantasies, only way, way better. He holds me tight as one hand moves from my waist to caress my cheek, kissing me softly but sensually. My hands move to the back of his head, and I grab a lock of hair in each hand. He moves our bodies so that I’m against the railing at the edge of the deck. He moves his hand from my waist to hold the rail as I still grasp his hair. The kissing becomes feverishly passionate; his tongue against mine as they intertwine with each other. Our breathing becomes faster and erratic. Our kissing becomes more intimate. We are in perfect sync with each other. I pull him closer to me, our whole bodies touching. My heart is pounding fast and hard. His hand moves from my face to the back of my head, pulling me tight. He moves my hair from the side of my neck, breaks our kiss and kisses my neck slowly and seductively. I sigh and breathe in a stuttering motion. I open my eyes to see the waitress standing there, gawking at us. I stiffen as I see her. He pulls back and looks at me. With my eyes, I gesture toward the waitress. He turns, looks, and lets out a little huff. He leans in towards me.
“Now that’s a first kiss,” he whispers as he grabs my hand and leads me over to the table. I can’t help but smile







Love Me? Blurb:
Jenifer Taylor thought she was content with her life, being absent from the dating scene due to her major trust issues with men. After a controlling and aggressive ex boyfriend, and an absentee father, she was happy being alone. It wasn’t until she met Aiden O’Connell, in a three car pile up, that her world changed for the better. The billionaire son of Alistair O’Connell, who owns Mornington Vale’s largest financial incorporation, pursued her instantly. Jeni found love, but trusting someone was another issue.
The story continues as Jeni finds herself lost, without the love of her life Aiden, who’s been wrongly accused and incarcerated. She must find the strength within, to help prove that he’s innocent of the embezzlement crime against him. Aiden’s father Alistair still taunts her, making life between Jeni and Aiden more difficult. An unexpected visitor enters their lives, creating havoc, and turning it upside down. Jeni’s trust issues return in a major way, after an incident leaves her fragile and broken. Aiden and Jeni find themselves going through more trials and tribulations than ever before, in this second installment of the Trust Me? Trilogy. In the end Jeni will be asked the ultimate question:
Do you still love me?






Authors Bio:
K E Osborn was born in September 1984 and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. She had a love of writing throughout High School but went down a different path to Design instead. It wasn't until she had a vivid dream about a three car pile up that the characters of her first book came to life.
Aiden and Jeni are the amazing couple from the Trust me? Trilogy and they were born into the world through the imagination of K E Osborn in 2012.

The Sire

The SireThe Sire by M.S. Fowle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Loved! Loved! Loved!!!!!

What a wonderful, magical story. Claire and Walter live in a time and place where magic abounds as well as war rages. Claire helps Walter escape from some soldiers after he steals some apples only to find out he's a powerful mage. The reigning Monarch is searching out all the mages because he wants to control magic for himself.

Claire and Walter escape and she becomes an unwilling participant in is adventures. After finding that her grandfather has been taken into custody she seeks out Walter to help put an end to the war.

I loved the building relationship between Claire and Walter. And while I found it obvious where the plot was heading, I wouldn't have had it any other way. I loved the characters and the relationships between them as well as the magic in the air. A wonderful, original story that anyone would love.



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Monday, November 25, 2013

Crossroads Saga Book Blast


The Crossroads Saga

Crossroads Saga






crossroads tingCrossroads (Book 1)




Can two worlds collide in dreams?

Crossroads, Between, Beyond, Eternity, Halo City-novella




Protecting her from the fallen was his duty.

Falling in love was never part of his plan.

Loving her was forbidden.

Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity.




Claudia Emerson's life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident after the homecoming dance. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia's dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. Unknown to her, Crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth, where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim--half angel, half human. It turns out that this isn't her first visit, which is an enigma, for she has no recollection of being there, and is told that no human has crossed over...until Claudia. Now that she's been there, fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most. The situation becomes even more complicated when she is unable to hinder her feelings for her swoon-worthy guardian angel. Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should, or will he be too blinded by human emotions and the struggles of being who he is?

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

100 Cupboards

100 Cupboards  (100 Cupboards, #1)100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Wow! What a fun read!

Henry goes to live with his aunt and uncle in Henry, Kansas. Along with his cousin Henrietta, they finds 99 cupboards of all sizes, shapes, and colors along his bedroom wall. They come to learn that these are magic cupboards that go to all kinds of other places. Some are dark and sinister and others are simply whimsical. Henry also finds out a lot of other information about his past that just adds to the adventure.

I loved this fun, magical read. As a kid I remember playing in small spaces pretending to go to other places, and this book definitely took me back to those days. I can't wait to find the next book and continue this story. I would recommend it to young and old alike that enjoy a bit of magic and adventure.



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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Eight Second Cowboy

Eight Second CowboyEight Second Cowboy by Piper Kay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


There are things I both like and dislike about this book. I would probably give it 3.5 stars but thanks to some really hot sex scenes I bumped it up to 4 stars.

Matt and Lance are bitter rivals on the rodeo circuit. And this is mainly because they are both attracted to each other and are trying to fight it. But after finally admitting it to themselves and each other they decide to see where things lead. Matt is having a much harder time coming to terms with his sexuality and their relationship and is constantly pushing Lance away. This leads to a lot of tension and drama between the two.

There were only a few issues I had with the book. The dialogue seemed a bit off. Maybe its because I don't read many western/cowboy books. But it just didn't seem natural to me. The other thing was while the sex scenes were really hot they seemed to belong to a couple that was much more experienced with m/m sex than these two characters were. Having said that the scenes were still really hot and while reading them I didn't really care that it didn't fit the characters. ;)

Overall, if you enjoy a hot m/m romance (especially with hot cowboys) you might want to pick this one up. Definitely for those over.



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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rebels

 
Rebels copy
 
 
 
 

rebelsRebels




The world is on fire. From the ashes like a phoenix rises a new America, one that will save it all. Under one condition; absolute and complete surrender.

The world complies without question. Those who don’t are destroyed. It is in this world, John is born. His very name is treason.

If the New America, now known to everyone as the State, knew what John was, they’d kill him, but instead they give him a gift.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Confessions of Sylva Slasher





Title: The Confessions of Sylva Slasher
Author: Ace Antonio Hall
Published: April 14th, 2013 by Montag Press
Word Count: 84,000
Genre: YA Horror
Recommended Age: 12+
Synopsis:
SPRING BREAK GETS WILD ON THE LIVELIEST CRUISE IN THE PACIFIC UNTIL THE UNDEAD CRASH THE PARTY.

Eighteen-year-old Sylva Fleischer and her friends raise the dead for a living for police investigations and mourning families. Two years after her high school crush, a hot guy named Brandon, is assumed dead, Sylva’s friends convince her to go on a spring break cruise in an effort to suppress her depression over him. But when passengers mysteriously die and reanimate into flesheating zombies like she’s never seen before, Sylva plunges into a horrifying struggle between a ship infested with the undead and the scariest thing of all: a second chance with Brandon after she discovers he’s still alive. This is a zombie story that eats right to the core and leaves you licking your chops for more.




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Allegiant

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Allegiant by Veronica Roth

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I had a lot of mixed feelings about this book. It was not nearly as good as I expected it to be, but then again I had high expectations after the first two books. I loved Divergent and Insurgent and expected this one to follow suit.


There was so much that I didn't like about the GD book (the use of those initials really got on my nerves. Did Roth not realize what else those could stand for?) I wish I had re-read Insurgent before I read Allegiant. There was a lot I didn't remember and there really wasn't a recap of what happened in the last book. The story was told from alternating points of view between Tris and Four and really they were about the only important ones in the book. The story unfolding around them was felt as secondary. The secondary characters were kept in the background and I didn't really care what happened to them one way or another. Tris and Four were also much different than the previous books. Four was no longer the strong silent type and Tris really became the stronger character.

The story that unfolded was really a bit unrealistic for me. I don't see how mass genetic engineering would have been accepted in the first place nor how these city experiments would have helped either. The timeline also was a bit off for me. How they managed to go running around all night with all these secret meetings and no one noticing and getting back in time as well was beyond me.

I will also say that I did not like the ending. It could have, and should have ended differently.

Overall, I was a bit disappointed. It did wrap up some loose ends and give explanations that were needed. But it did a poor job of character development and world building and the ending left a lot to be desired.



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The Last Three Words





Title: The Last Three Words
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: November 15th 2013
Publisher: Evernight Teen

Blurb:
Seventeen-year-old Christian Marx never belonged anywhere but with his best friend Maye. Life with her beats the hell out of the dingy apartment he shares with his neglectful mother. Mom may be blood, but Maye and her little sister Rowe are family. Life would be perfect if only Maye loved him the way he loved her.
Last night, she did. Today, she's dead—a tragic accident no one could have predicted.
With Maye gone, it's up to those she left behind to figure out how to move on. Only one person can drag Christian away from the ledge. Only one person can save Maye's little sister from making a huge mistake.
Sometimes the only way to un-break yourself is to fix someone else.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Abitrate Grand Finale








Everything has changed...





Arbitrate Tour Grand Finale!!!







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It's one year later. And everything has changed. 





Remember The Second Chance Institute (SCI). Earth's benevolent non-profit by day, Thera's totalitarian regime by night. They've stepped up their game on Earth and on Thera--infiltrating political parties, preying on the downtrodden, and planning offensive maneuvers. And they're handing out more "second chances" than ever before. The SCI's abuse of their charter leads to Arbiter oversight and bitter consequences.



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Title: Severed Colours
Series: Colour Wielders # 2
Author: Dawna Raver
Published: November 18th, 2013
Word Count: 109,000
Genre: Romantic Urban Fantasy
Content Warning: Erotic sexual material and language
Recommended Age: 18+
Synopsis:
The epic continues…
Quinn Sinclair trusted Arik Morgaine until he betrayed her. Scared and alone, she finds herself delivered into the hands of the evil Morgana le Fay. When Quinn discovers Morgana's plans are beyond demented and seriously depraved—making life with the Changeling seem like a day at the beach—she wonders if death is a better option?
Arik Morgaine vowed he'd save Quinn no matter the price. When his well thought out plans go terribly awry, a desperate and heartbroken Arik is forced to beg the cruel Triarchia for help. Unwilling to go on without his Älskling, he answers a question that irrevocably alter their lives.
Can Arik and Quinn find a way back to each other, or will the price of saving her rip them apart forever?



Saturday, November 16, 2013

Gateway $100 Book Blast


gateway by christina garnerGateway by Christina Garner




Everybody has their demons. Some are just a little more real than others...




Ember has always known she doesn't belong in this world, but when she tries to correct the mistake, she wakes to find herself in a mental institution.




There she draws the attention of Taren, a mysterious boy who isn't what he seems.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Lingering Echoes






Title: Lingering Echoes
Author: Erica Kiefer
Published: November 1st, 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing
Word Count: 86,000
Genre: NA/YA Contemporary Romance
Recommended Age: 14+
Synopsis:
She's broken with guilt.
He harbors a chilling past.
It's safer if they keep their distance...
But, the echoes that linger connect them.

Returning to Hidden Pines is the last thing Allie Collins wants to do during her final summer before college. For her, the family cabin she spent her youthful summers in, now holds a dark memory that has haunted her every day for the last year.

While struggling to forget her past, Allie runs into Damien, a local rebel with secrets of his own. He's dark, dangerous and he keeps showing up when Allie least expects him to. She has every reason not to trust him. So why does she find herself opening up to him in a way she hasn't been able to with anyone?

As pieces of Damien’s identity emerge, answers to a rumored mystery begin to unfold. By the time Allie unearths the secrets of Damien’s past, she realizes just how intricately they are connected. Now she is caught in a dangerous battle that threatens her life and those she loves.





The Key






Title: The Key
Author: Jennifer Anne Davis
Published: November 15th, 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing
Word Count: 80,000
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Recommended Age: 14+
Synopsis:
Within these pages lie kingdoms with castles and princes who fall in love with fair maidens, but make no mistake−this is no fairytale.
His father’s kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center of it all is an ordinary girl who could be the key to its undoing. When faced with the ultimate choice, will he choose the girl he’s falling in love with or the kingdom he has sworn to protect?
An ordinary girl with an extraordinary past. All she wants is to be free. What she doesn’t realize is that freedom comes with a price she can’t afford to pay. She’s forced to accept the proposal of a prince she despises, even though her heart belongs to someone else . . . his brother.

Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder



Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder

MaryAnn Kempher





Book Blurb:
Instead of feeding her late-night appetite, a midnight food run nearly gets 28-year-old Katherine O’Brian killed. She’s the only person to see the man who brutally murdered a local woman, and the killer is hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t talk.

Scott Mitchell left a broken engagement behind when he moved to Reno, and the
last thing he needs is more melodrama. But when he and Katherine are paired for a college project, that’s what he gets. It can be very distracting when someone is out to kill your lab partner. Together, they try to figure out what the police haven’t been able to—the identity of the murderer. Passion flares, but with Katherine’s life in danger, romance seems like more than a bad idea.

Scott and Katherine will face jealousy, misunderstandings, lust, and rivals, not to
mention attempted murder—and all before their first real date.




Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop






Its the time of year to show our gratitude to our followers. I appreciate everyone that follows this blog in any way available.  Up for grabs is a book of your choice from the book depository up to $15.  If they ship to you and you are a follower that's all the requirements to enter this giveaway. Thanks again for stopping by the Cotton Patch and please come back often.






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Spell Fire Book Blast


Spell FireSpell Fire, The Teen Wytche Saga #3




By Ariella Moon

















Summary

New school. New friends. New reputation. High school sophomore Ainslie Avalon-Bennett works hard to hide her Crazy Girl past. But as long as her best friend’s disappearance remains unsolved, she can’t shake the depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder that once landed her in a mental ward.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Illuminating Gracie Book Blast

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PP Cover.4043372.inddIlluminating Gracie by Lisa C. Temple




As an old woman's lifeless body lies on a cold stone floor, her soul stands before an angel who offers her a miraculous opportunity: the chance to do it all again. But that is easier said than done. In order to change the path her life has taken, she must put aside years of self-loathing and pain, so she can help the young girl she once was become the woman she should have been.




At 17 years old, Grace Bennett is a bitter young woman. Though blessed with a loving family, looks and brains to spare, she hides her light under a bushel, spending most of her time in the darkness of her mind with little more than sarcasm and self-pity to keep her company.





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It's one year later. And everything has changed.



Remember The Second Chance Institute (SCI). Earth’s benevolent non-profit by day, Thera’s totalitarian regime by night. They’ve stepped up their game on Earth and on Thera—infiltrating political parties, preying on the downtrodden, and planning offensive maneuvers. The SCI’s abuse of their charter leads to Arbiter oversight and bitter consequences.


Remember Kira Donovan. Broken, burdened, and evading those who wish her harm, Kira enlists the Arbiters’ help when forced to return to the clutches of the SCI and her angry, estranged love.


Remember Blake Sundry. Exiled, determined, and packing an agenda, Blake seeks assistance on Earth and Thera to use his newfound knowledge to bring down the SCI.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Keeping Warm or Staying Cold Giveaway Hop

 
 
 
 
 
I had a difficult time deciding what would be best for this giveaway. A comfort read that I would read in front of a fire or wrapped in a blanket on the couch such as
 




or


Or what about a read that makes me think of someplace warm

Can't get much hotter than Hell.







Or what about a clean romance that warms the heart?








But then again, what about a cold setting?







or a cozy mystery in a cold setting






So, unable to decide I decided to let the winner choose from the titles mentioned. How would you choose to spend a cold winter day?


The winner gets to choose from the title listed to be either sent from the Book Depository or ebook from Amazon. As always its not a requirement that you follow but its always appreciated.





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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Jack Templar, Monster Hunter

Jack Templar, Monster Hunter (The Templar Chronicles, #1)Jack Templar, Monster Hunter by Jeff Gunhus

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This was a fast fun read that pulls you in from the very beginning. The story is told in first person from Jack who warns you from the beginning that there are monsters out there.

Jack wakes up on the day before his 14th birthday and feels like there have been changes in him overnight. He's stronger and faster and just feels differently. Unbeknownst to Jack monsters will be wishing him a happy birthday. Although there is the all too common theme of the boy not knowing his true heritage, the author does well to put a new twist on things and makes this a definite fun read.

This book is full of monsters and heroes and there are lots of questions that I hope get answered in future books. There is an underlying mystery with Jack that makes this an interesting series to be sure.

Overall I really liked this story. If you enjoyed Harry Potter or Percy Jackson then you are sure to enjoy this as well.



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Jaded

JadedJaded by Chelle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


This was a short sweet romance that I would have given 3 -- 3.5 stars too. Its blurb suggests a hot erotica from the beginning but that's not quite the case. Lynn is a jaded woman, trying to recover from a bad marriage. She's unhappy with her body and doesn't think any good man would be interested and is only looking for drunken one night stands. She's not a character that I particularly liked. One night she meets a sexy cowboy and things for her change. Trevor is definitely not like all the others.

The blurb suggests this is a hot erotica from the very beginning, but that's not quite the case. This is a short read and the last half is where the steamy parts are. They are steamy but they are all the same. Once you read the first scenario the others are carbon copies.

What made this book a 4 star read was the ending. I won't give away any spoilers but it made me shed a tear or two. Overall it wasn't a bad read. If you like a short romance this might be just the thing for you.



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Friday, November 8, 2013

The Battle for Arcanon Major (The Lost Dacomé Files #1)

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Dark FutureThe Battle for Arcanon Major




“As daughter of our ruler I grew up in the crossfire of an ongoing war... All I’d ever wanted to be was a great warrior and ultimately lead my people into victorious battles."




With only a small army at her command Halíka Dacomé, a skilled warrior and daughter of the Elemental King, is ready to lead one final battle to save her planet. A battle against the savage, bloodthirsty Primords who want to extinguish the diminished race of Elementals once and for all.


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