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#review- Dirty by Kylie Scott

Dirty (Dive Bar, #1)

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The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she’d marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong-maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?

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angies review

I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.

I look forward to a lot of authors and their new releases and Kylie has been one of my favorites.  I was super exited to read her new series after waving good bye to the Stage Dive guys last year.  When we were introduced to Vaughan, I was super excited to see more of him and get his story.  We know that his band breaks up after the tours over and I wondered what was up with him.  Well, Poor Vaughan comes home to a hot mess!!

The story begins with Lydia finding out some stuff about her fiancée literally minutes before walking down the aisle.  So what does any self-respecting woman do….she runs and flings herself over the fence to hide in Vaughan’s house.  She is very surprised when he comes in and finds her there.  Their #CrazyAtFirstSight story them begins.

Lydia and Vaughan have a crazy “I get you” vibe.  They each understand the cray of the other person and that makes an attraction grow…well that and her amazing boobs, hey that is what Vaughan says anyway!!  Vaughan is there when Lydia is dealing with her ex and his family. Then Lydia is there to help him with his family and their bar.  The have a lot of other drama/crazy to deal with and then they find themselves finding trust in the other when the last thing they should be doing is trusting anyone.

I liked the story and giggled a few times but I did feel a bit of a disconnect in the beginning of the story and at times I thought the story was developing slowly but a bit over the top??  Does that make sense???

I did enjoy seeing Vaughan, meeting his sister and the bar employees.  I can’t wait for Twist to come out next year.

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book via netgalley for an honest review.

I love Kylie Scott’s work and Stage Dive Series is one of my favorites. I was supper excited when I found out Vaughan was the next book in this new series. I was stoked we were going to get to learn more about him.

This starts off with Lydia about to get married when she finds out the truth about her fiancée. Lydia freaks out and runs only to find herself breaking into a strangers bathroom window trying to get away. Next thing she knows she is a mess cuddled in the tub looking up at a massive man.

Vaughan is taken back by seeing this crazy broken woman in his tub. But there is something there between them or maybe it’s just her boobs at first. They both have drama they are trying to deal with. However, Vaughan tries to help her out and in turn she decides to help Vaughan’s family by helping out at the bar.

I so loved seeing Mal he was a great high point. I wish we could have gotten more of Lydia’s background from pre fiancée days because I really didn’t connect to her and with her strong personality toward the end I think I could have. However, I enjoyed meeting Nell, Boyd, Erica and even Pat and Joe. I cannot wait to see and learn more about these guys.  Now to wait for TWIST to come out.

about the author

Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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Twinsie of the Day Review for Sandrine Gasq Dion

Today we have a very special guest!  Kathy Sepanski is going a review for Sandrine Gasq Dion.

Kathy was the winner of the Kindle Fire during our MM March Madness!  She was very excited about winning and wanted to share her feelings and thoughts for some of her favorite books.

Welcome Kathy!!!  and here’s your tiara for the day!

Twinsie for the Day

Kathy Sepanski

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I don’t remember what got me to read one of Sandrine’s books, but after one, I was a total goner.  To the point that on a cruise one year, all I read was her books.

From the “Assassin Shifter” series to the “Santorno’s”.  Love love love. Mateo and Riley and the purple Hippo, and the Youngblood family that keeps growing.
Then came the rockers,  “The Rock Series” was, is so much fun and I am so glad it went with audible.  I purchased the audible as soon as  I could.  And with the introduction of this group of books she introduced me to another M/M author…Ann Lister.  What fun, the mixing of the Rockers!!  I also love how Sandrine has combined the Olympians with the Shifters and how she always has a positive in a world that could be a total negative.  She is not naive or too
syrupy with her books (which is a plus in my opinion).  Sandrine does portray life and its ups and downs and even the evil.  I do love how she brings in the good, and communication into her characters.  I could go on for hours or days, but the simple truth is, read one of Sandrine Gasq Dion’s books ( Start at the Beginning, that’s best) and get hooked.

Happy Reading

#ReleaseDay #Giveaway – My Russian Nightmare by Danielle Sibarium @DanielleSibarium

Russian Nightmare Full

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I was stolen from my brother’s bedside by bad men with evil intentions. Tall, dark, and terrifying, Dimitri stands out. He shows tenderness and kindness that the other members of the Russian mob seem incapable of.

There’s something familiar and comforting about him. Something that draws me in. I feel safe when he’s near and long to feel his protective arms around me. The more time I spend with him, the more of my heart he steals and the harder it is for me to fight my attraction to him

I want to trust him, to believe he’ll keep me safe, but secrets begin to surface. Secrets with deadly consequences. Dark secrets that have been following us both for years.

Trusting him threatens to break me. Not trusting him threatens to kill me.

No matter what I choose, my life will never be the same.

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#WOTR #Review – Everybody’s After Love by Lyssa Layne @layne_lyssa @WritersonRiver

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Everybody's After Love

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Jules Rossi’s world is about to be turned upside down when her big brother, Paulie, announces his engagement. Having been raised by her brother after their parents died, she’s used to him being her knight in shining armor and isn’t ready to share him with anyone else.

Throughout all the wedding festivities, Jules’ path continues to cross with Paulie’s future brother-in-law, Bentley Ladner. Bentley soon begins to take on Paulie’s role in Jules’ life, which neither of the Rossi siblings is too sure about. Can Jules cope with the secrets Bentley is keeping? Or will she lose his support when she finally decides to give love a chance?

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I took this book without even knowing what it was about…yeah that is how I roll some days!! LOL  I just saw that the author needed some reviews plus I had the time…sooooo….I sat down to read it.

I gotta say, The angst of this book……..OMG SOOO GOOD!!  I mean Bentley (Love the name tbh) and Julianna are super hot…combustable hot.  When Jules learns that her older brother/adoptive brother is getting married she is less than thrilled.  She HATES this future Mrs. Rossi with a passion.  The beginning of the story Jules is pretty self-centered in that she doesn’t realize how needy she is with her brother but given their history it’s an understandable need.  She is trying, unsuccessfully, to be nice to the Barbie fiancée when she meets her brother….Bentley AKA Bent or much cuter Benny.  The two have an instant chemistry.

Initially Bentley just wants to meet this woman who is causing his sister so much distress.  He is curious about what makes her tick.  When they end up spending time together, he can’t stop being drawn to her.  Pretty soon their “friendship” is more than just friends. …but they can’t be more then friends can they??

When we see Jules letting her guard down, I was super excited but then I was tapping Bent asking him when he is gonna spill the beans about Emmy…..I mean I kinda figured one of the secrets and we knew another but it’s never a good idea to withhold the whole truth dude!!

When Bentley and Jules decide to step up this relationship and then the wedding happens, my heart was all over the place….Happy and then devastated!!  I felt the hurt that Jules felt and I understood Bentley reasoning but but but…my heart was still a mess!!

I gotta say, for a book I had ZERO CLUE about I am super excited I took book.  It was a great read and I kinda am curious about the 2nd book about one of the other “brothers” of Jules, Smitty!!!

about the author

Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

You can visit Lyssa’s writing blog athttp://www.authorlyssalayne.blogspot.comYou can also follow her on Twitter @layne_lyssa or check out her Facebook page athttp://www.facebook.com/lyssalayne

Feel free to contact her regarding blog reviews, giveaways, or blog book tours authorlyssalayne@gmail.com Happy reading!

 

#Review #ReleaseDay – Craving Justice by Fiona Archer

Craving Justice (Sons of Sydney #1)

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Four Aussies in Seattle
Once brothers
Now strangers
As an unseen enemy takes aim
Four must stand as one for Justice to survive.

A man branded by his past

Seth Justice is tall, daring and dangerous. The former street kid from Sydney owns a thriving technology company in Seattle. But he has bigger goals―or should that be ghosts?―that drive him harder. On the verge of selling his business for a fortune, he’s celebrating when Harper Fox, daughter of the buyer, tumbles into his arms. The curvy café owner enchants him with her sassy personality. Soon they move from easy banter to a night of passion that reveals a sweet vulnerability in the soft-hearted woman.

A woman determined to control her future

After a lifetime of her domineering father’s scorn and rejection, Harper dances to her own beat. She has her café and surrounds herself with a chosen family of her eccentric staff and close friends. While she’s mostly content… her heart aches for more. But Harper has been burned before and doesn’t trust easily. That is, until a man with a panty-melting Aussie accent and a commanding stare entices her to take a chance—on him. When Seth takes charge in the bedroom and ties her control in knots, he awakens a need in Harper that leaves her hungry for more.

A new beginning worth fighting for

When an unseen enemy attacks the new life Seth and his brothers have built, the ensuing disaster tests not only his developing relationship with Harper, but also threatens to sever the last remaining bonds with his brothers. As Seth struggles to protect everything and everyone he loves, he has to determine if Harper is his enemy’s target—or accomplice.

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I receive this book from the author for an honest review.

I am a huge fan of Fiona’s other series so when she mentioned this new series, I jumped.  I love her writing style and the way she can weave a great suspense/thriller plot while making you fall in love with the flawed alpha male. This alpha with many flaws was Mr. Seth Justice. He was a street thug who has a street family.  They come to the rescue of an American and BOOM life changed forever.  He is taken in and adopted. The street thug becomes rich and successful.

The story begins with our Seth and his American brother Dillon setting up to sell their new business to a gentleman. When they go to celebrate a beautiful but clumsy woman literally falls into his arms…..enter our heroine Harper.  Well turns out she is the business man’s black sheep daughter.

The chemistry and connection between Harper and Seth is up front and center right from the beginning.  They hit it off and begin dating but then hit a snafu when an online cyber-attack hits him, his brothers and Seth’s new lady interest Harper, the Aussie goes full Alpha protecting what is his.

I loved Loved Loved Harpers Sassy spirit.  I loved how she never backed down to Seth even when things are said in a heated moment.  I loved Seth’s brothers and their bond.  They looked out for each other on the streets when they had nothing and continue when they have everything to lose.  OMG Seth……DROOL…..where is this man in RL???  LOL  He is the perfect mix of brooding, sexy, commanding, thoughtful and loving.

I was loving the plot and the “who is the hacker?” theme.  The ending of the story flew and I couldn’t put the book down. I thought I knew the “bad guy”  SEVERAL TIMES and was like NO WAY when the ending was revealed….I cannot wait for more from this series.  I am gonna tell ya…Adam, yeah I REALLY want to read his story and I hope Hope Hope it’s with Jinx!!!  Fingers Crosses!!

about the author

I live in the sunny environs of Sydney, Australia, and share a house with my dog, Letty. Oh, and the flock of cockatoos that take over the back yard each afternoon, demanding their feed of Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuits. Things get a little noisy around 3.00pm in our household.

My love of romance started back when I was twelve and my mum’s stash of Mills and Boon novels proved too much of a temptation. At fifteen, I decided the life of a romance writer was for me. Some…ah…years later, I’ve clawed together enough gumption to make my dream a reality.

When not sitting in front of the computer, I can be found in the garden or enthralled watching a murder mystery DVD. I limit myself to reading other authors’ work between writing my own stories. Books are my ‘shiny’ distractions.

Incite – Heather C. Leigh – Audible Review

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Incite: Adam

Spheres of Irony – Book 1

Heather C. Leigh

Adam Reynolds wants to make music. It’s his only chance to escape London’s most dangerous borough.
Naïve Ellie Palmer moves from a posh flat to the rough side of town. She only has to hear Adam sing once and she knows he’s destined for greatness.
When Adam prevents Ellie from becoming the victim of a horrific sexual assault, they discover something that two teenagers never thought they would find in such a depressing place. Each other.

***This is a standalone novel in the Sphere of Irony Series***

***This book contains graphic abuse, loads of British slang, and a drama that plays out from London to Los Angeles.***

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Brenda’s Review

I received this Audible in exchange for an honest review.

I LOVE AUDIBLES!!!  I listen in the car to and from work (after I drop my kiddos off).  So it’s only about 10 minutes at a time.  It sometimes takes me a while to finish one.

I was immediately captured by the cover!  Wow!  He’s Hot!  The character’s name is Adam and he TOTALLY looks like Adam Levine!!  and hot can that get any hotter……. he has a British accent!  YEP!

Loved the voices for Adam and Ellie!

It did take me a bit to get used to the voices and their phrases.  I didn’t understand a few of them.  But I got the idea of them, usually.

The beginning of the story was a little slow for me.  I was anxious for Adam and Ellie to get together.  They both had rough childhoods and overcame a lot of tragedy.  They are very young to start the story, but soon the story goes to several years later.  I was a lot more comfortable with that.

You will love and get frustrated with both Adam and Ellie.  You want to yell at them at times (I actually did….many times – remember, I listen in the car, so I yelled at my dashboard a lot.  I’m sure that  people were laughing at me at the red lights, but I don’t care!  lol)

You will also love Dax. I really hope that the next book is about him.

Back to Adam and Ellie….. after many years of back and forth and miscommunications and heartache and grieving and, well you get my point…. You will get your Happily Ever After.

Well worth a listen on Audible.

author bio

Heather C. Leigh

I am a reader first and foremost, that’s what led me to begin writing down all of the stories crammed into my head.

I like to write about the dark side of fame and how it truly affects those living in the fishbowl of today’s celebrity-obsessed culture. And if you haven’t noticed, I LOVE writing about sexy fighters. I also write M/M as Leigh Carman, my first book will be out mid 2016 with Dreamspinner Press.

After growing up in New England, I currently live outside of Atlanta, GA with my husband and two children.

When I’m not spinning tales of the rich and famous, I’m a full time procrastinator. I love chocolate, dogs with squished in faces, and the Boston Red Sox.

Go to http://www.heathercleighauthor.com for more information or if you have ANY questions. I respond to all fans personally.

#CoverReveal – Sugar Free by Sawyer Bennett

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Title: Sugar Free (Sugar Bowl, Book #3)

Author: Sawyer Bennett

Release Date: October 11, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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Sela and Beck’s dark, riveting love story reaches its epic conclusion in the final chapter of Sawyer Bennett’s Sugar Bowl trilogy that began with the novels Sugar Daddy and Sugar Rush.

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#Review – The Beautiful Dead by Daryl Banner

The Beautiful Dead (The Beautiful Dead, #1)

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She’s dead.

In fact, the whole world’s dead. Every single person, apparently. Unburied and reimagined into a beautiful living-dead woman called Winter, she is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in a quaint, peaceful city with no hunger, no sickness and no bills to pay. Her Second Life is perfect in every way possible.

So why is she so bent on destroying it all?

After angering the mayor, befriending rebel headless teenagers and igniting romance with a dark and brooding neighbor, she finds herself wrestling madly with a First Life she cannot remember and this Second Life she cannot accept. Not to mention the maniacal army of rotting corpses who want her dead. Again.

But none of that matters in comparison to an even worse problem. There’s a guest in her house. A rude, good-looking man on the run … a man with a heartbeat.

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angies review

I received this book from the author.
I loved the MM series I read from Daryl. When he offered me a cop of his Zombie book, I jumped. I mean HELLO ZOMBIES!!! LOL Well if you like Zombies like me I am sure you would have jumped too.
SO our heroine wakes up and is told her new After Death name or New Life name is Winter. She is kinda confused and not really sure WTF is going on. She is “remade up” to fix damage from her “death” and sent on her way. She doesn’t get along very well with her reaper and is really confused. She decided to try and re-end her life but meets tall dark and also handsomely dead Grimsky. HE is trying to help her understand their world when she is met with another issue…..a HUMAN who is taking shelter in her home. Now some of you zombie haters can stop worrying because Winter and her peps don’t eat Humans…ERRR Or do they??? Moving along…..We then meet even more new characters like the undead queen and her army of the brainwashed undead…..Shesh it was a crazy cast of characters who kept you laughing IE Winter picking her finger nail off accidentally to GAPSING IE The undead army bowing to Winter……
This book at times is so silly and fun but then after you read it your like WHOOOOOO…..seriously that is not joking but RL matters….It makes you look at things in a new perspective while touching on it in a light fashion. I mean who knew Zombies could teach me a lesson????

about the author

Daryl Banner is a writer and composer who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Theatre and Psychology. After writing several plays and a musical in college, he started composing for short films and websites, one of which is the Vamplets “Baby Vampyre Dolls” website: (www.vamplets.com)

Follow him on Facebook here!
http://www.facebook.com/DarylBannerWr…

Interesting tidbits: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and occasional actor. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years, and is a passionate Final Fantasy fan. You can feed your ears with many of his remixes (as well as his original music) on his YouTube page “www.youtube.com/DarylBanner“. Also, he personally answers all emails he receives, so if you have some strange desire to write him, he may enjoy it. He currently resides in Texas.

#CoverReveal – Demon’s Web by Laura Hawks @WritersonRiver @AuthorLHawks

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Mel and Clarissa built the perfect life after the destruction of the Gem of Avarice. However, they quickly learn perfect lives are easily disrupted, especially by their antagonists. When their daughter, Trinity is kidnapped and their son, Logan moves away shortly after, Clarissa feels like her world is falling apart… once again. It isn’t until startling revelations from Logan and his girlfriend are unveiled that Clarissa and Mel are led down an unexpected path involving the mysteries of the Gem. In time, their enemies of the past are trapped within their own tangled webs of deceit. While Mel handles his daughter’s kidnapper, Clarissa alone, will have to risk everything including her very own life, in order to protect her children.

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#ReleaseDay #DoubleReview – Dirty by Kylie Scott

Dirty (Dive Bar, #1)

synopsis

The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn’t know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it’s with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she’d marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he’s all wrong-maybe it’s time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what’s wrong with getting dirty?

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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1OYc53N

iBooks: http://apple.co/1TOAhIG

Barnes & Noble:  http://bit.ly/1MetF1F

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Mez6t6

angies review

I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.

I look forward to a lot of authors and their new releases and Kylie has been one of my favorites.  I was super exited to read her new series after waving good bye to the Stage Dive guys last year.  When we were introduced to Vaughan, I was super excited to see more of him and get his story.  We know that his band breaks up after the tours over and I wondered what was up with him.  Well, Poor Vaughan comes home to a hot mess!!

The story begins with Lydia finding out some stuff about her fiancée literally minutes before walking down the aisle.  So what does any self-respecting woman do….she runs and flings herself over the fence to hide in Vaughan’s house.  She is very surprised when he comes in and finds her there.  Their #CrazyAtFirstSight story them begins.

Lydia and Vaughan have a crazy “I get you” vibe.  They each understand the cray of the other person and that makes an attraction grow…well that and her amazing boobs, hey that is what Vaughan says anyway!!  Vaughan is there when Lydia is dealing with her ex and his family. Then Lydia is there to help him with his family and their bar.  The have a lot of other drama/crazy to deal with and then they find themselves finding trust in the other when the last thing they should be doing is trusting anyone.

I liked the story and giggled a few times but I did feel a bit of a disconnect in the beginning of the story and at times I thought the story was developing slowly but a bit over the top??  Does that make sense???

I did enjoy seeing Vaughan, meeting his sister and the bar employees.  I can’t wait for Twist to come out next year.

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book via netgalley for an honest review.

I love Kylie Scott’s work and Stage Dive Series is one of my favorites. I was supper excited when I found out Vaughan was the next book in this new series. I was stoked we were going to get to learn more about him.

This starts off with Lydia about to get married when she finds out the truth about her fiancée. Lydia freaks out and runs only to find herself breaking into a strangers bathroom window trying to get away. Next thing she knows she is a mess cuddled in the tub looking up at a massive man.

Vaughan is taken back by seeing this crazy broken woman in his tub. But there is something there between them or maybe it’s just her boobs at first. They both have drama they are trying to deal with. However, Vaughan tries to help her out and in turn she decides to help Vaughan’s family by helping out at the bar.

I so loved seeing Mal he was a great high point. I wish we could have gotten more of Lydia’s background from pre fiancée days because I really didn’t connect to her and with her strong personality toward the end I think I could have. However, I enjoyed meeting Nell, Boyd, Erica and even Pat and Joe. I cannot wait to see and learn more about these guys.  Now to wait for TWIST to come out.

about the author

Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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