#NewReleases for the Week of December 16, 2018

Another awesome reading week is upon us.  The following list indicates the top romance books being released this week. Check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Make sure you head over to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week! Also, don’t forget to comment on any post throughout the week in order to enter to win an ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit). Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times.


  • 12/16 – Lock – Debra Anastasia
  • 12/16 – Dark Castle – Fawn Bailey
  • 12/16 – Rewined Volume 3 – Kim Karr
  • 12/17 – Pretty Little Player – J. Kenner
  • 12/17 – Hoops Holiday – Kennedy Ryan (LIVE EARLY)
  • 12/17 – Room Mate – Katie Ashley
  • 12/18 – Undaunted – Helen Hardt
  • 12/18 – Peyton & Noah – Heidi McLaughlin
  • 12/18 – Pepped Up & Wilder – Ali Dean
  • 12/19 – More – JD Hawkins
  • 12/10 – Mistletoe Magic – Kim Loraine

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#Review “Unzipped” by Lauren Blakely

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Lauren is donating 100% of the first five days of sales for UNZIPPED from all retailers to California Fire Relief Charities, so one-click and you’ll get a sexy, witty rom-com and help a good cause!


Sarah’s Musings…

This surprisingly has been my first audiobook form Lauren Blakely, and I absolutely adored every moment. The narrators did an amazing job bringing these characters to life, and the dual narration is among my favorite.

Kyler is so adorably lost in the art of wooing women, and depends upon the most romantic tropes and movies to guide him. He is completely adorkable, and like most Blakely heroes, he has this uncanny ability to be charming and nerdy and sexy all at the same time! I was charmed by him.

Finley is a great heroine. More experienced than Kyler in the relationship area, she becomes his guide in courting women in exchange for some writer inspiration. I love the candidness she had with him and the fun they had together.

The chemistry between them is fantastic. I swear Blakely is the queen of banter. Each couple being unique and charming and lovable. I fall for each one.

This story is for the romance lover. The allusions to different movies and tropes are amazing! It brought her comedy to another level with Unzipped, and I found myself laughing out loud as I remember those moments and movies. Lauren Blakely doesn’t just throw them in for fun, though. She brings the references full circle.

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#Review “The Ex Effect” by Karla Sorensen

Title: The Ex Effect
Author: Karla Sorensen
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date:
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs


Tricia’s Musings…
5 CROWNS

I’ve just finished reading The Ex Effect and am currently bathed in a warm glow, sporting a silly smile on my face. This is my first book by this author and as soon as I started reading I knew I was going to love her writing style. The story flows beautifully and is one of those books that is so wonderfully romantic, you find yourself sighing dreamily.

Ava is funny and confident, such an interesting character, the type of woman I would like as a friend. She carries some emotional scars from her childhood which, naturally, have consequences when it comes to the way she feels and acts in certain circumstances. She does not, however, come across as someone who is broken and needs to be pitied. Far from it. She is strong willed, a good person, someone who is respected by friends and colleagues alike. I admired her very much.

Matthew is literally swoon worthy. The perfect combination of strong and masculine, kind and considerate, without being either a jerk or a wimp. He’s a man mountain. Far be it from me to objectify him for his physical appearance, (which was described in delicious detail), but when he picked Ava up as though she weighed nothing, quite frankly, I was a goner. These two have history from years ago and I loved the familiarity, the easy banter and their sweet shared memories.

There’s plenty of chemistry between them but this author doesn’t endlessly shove it in your face. There are definitely sexy times, but the focus is mainly on their relationship and not their time between the sheets. However, the absence of graphic descriptions doesn’t make it any less hot, believe me.

A gorgeous romance, charming and sexy, with humour, a little angst and a lovely epilogue, makes this a real winner for me.

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#NewRelease “Roma King” by Callie Hart

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Roma King by Callie Hart

Release Date: September 24th


Tricia’s Musings…

5 CROWNS

Callie Hart is amazing at writing books which are not your typical romance and this story is so mysterious and intriguing from the start. I love plots that are a little different, that don’t follow the norm, and Roma King ticked all the boxes for me.

I love hardworking Zara. An ordinary woman caught up in extraordinary circumstances, an amazing and baffling set of coincidences slowly turning her world upside down. Pasha is one gloriously sexy man, a fearless fighter and artist, who wears his bruises and tattoos with pride. I sense we have only scraped the surface of his personality and I’m eager to discover more about him. I absolutely love the otherworldly feel to the story, the suggestion that, despite never having clapped eyes on each other before, he and Zara are meant to be. Two souls, connected on a spiritual plain, drawn to one another by some inexplicable mystical force. The exploration of the Roma culture and lifestyle is fascinating and I hope we get to see more of that secretive world.

There’s a motley crew of supporting characters who I’m hugely curious about. I’d be thrilled to learn there was more to this strange, but seemingly unassuming lot than meets the eye.

Roma King is book one of the Roma Royals duet and it’s sexy and complex and thrilling. After the bombshell Ms Hart drops on us at the end, it would appear that our couple are set on a collision course. I’m keeping everything crossed that they, and we, are able to survive the impact. Continue Reading

#CoverReveal “Rules of Engagement” by Mika Jolie

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Mika Jolie
Release Date: January 25th


Blurb:

Rule #1: Don’t fall in love.

As a single dad, my life revolves around my daughter. No complaints…until my ex-wife forces my hand over custody.

I needed a cover story. In steps Katharine Morello. My best friend’s sister is ready and willing to be my fake fiancée.

Overnight we’re engaged. A temporary arrangement.

No sex.
No strings attached.
No complications.

Easy, right?

Not quite. The last few months, I’ve been doing dirty things to her in my imagination. But that’s all they’ll ever be. Fantasies.

Rule #2: Don’t give in to temptation.

Neither of us is looking for a relationship. Been there. Done that. Even drank the Kool-Aid.

So, you see, I can resist beautiful, sexy Katharine. It doesn’t matter she’s hot as f*ck with an amazing personality to boot. All I have to do is NOT touch her.

I’ve got this.

Spoiler Alert…One night make-believe merges with reality. Sparks fly—and burn.

Now I want her. All of her.

Rule #3: See rule #1—don’t fall in love.

Man. Hindsight’s a bitch.

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#NewRelease “Rock Rebel” by Tara Leigh

“Tara Leigh has written her best Nothing But Trouble Book with Rock Rebel.

~Musings of the Modern Belle

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Rock Rebel is now available!


Sarah’s Musings…

Tara Leigh has written her best Nothing But Trouble Book with Rock Rebel. I fell in love with the story of Dax and Verity from the minute I met them.

Variety and Dax are perfection. The strength Variety musters up to endure and fight for her own HEA is inspiring, and Dax as her supporter and man is brilliant. These two are kind of couple goals, and I loved them just as much apart as individuals as I did together as a couple.

The book does touch on hot topic/emotional issues, but ideas that need to be discussed and shouted about so they stop. Tara handled this with care, not making judgments but by showing the effects and the need to speak out about it. Through these two characters and their journey she shows the trauma, the recovery, and the happily ever after that we hope all people who endure such trauma would receive.

While this is Dax’s book, it is really Variety’s. She steals the show like she steals our hearts and Dax’s. I couldn’t have loved this story more.

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#NewRelease “Damaged Hearts” by Monica Murphy

“Monica Murphy brings it again with this sexy new series! Addictive. Compulsively readable. Buy it, read it, love it.” – New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans

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Damaged Hearts, the finale of this new adult romance series by New York Times best selling author Monica Murphy is live!


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Synopsis:

After all we’ve been through, things are finally good between us. So good, I think I’m falling for Rhett, and I hope he’s falling for me. Once my enemy, he could now be my forever. But I’m still keeping a big secret from him. One that threatens to destroy us…

Jensen has stopped running away from me. She’s realized that we’re actually meant for each other. I need her, and I think she needs me too. Yet there are still secrets between us—will she hate me when she finds out the truth?

All the lies, all the secrets come to an explosive finale in the last book in the Damaged Hearts series!

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#CoverReveal “The Hail Mary” by Ginger Scott

Check out this AMAZING cover for The Hail Mary by Ginger Scott!
One-Click the first two books in this amazing series today! The Hail Mary releases January 18th!

The Hail Mary by Ginger Scott
Adult Contemporary Romance
Release day: January 18, 2019

Blurb:

The Hail Mary
Waiting Series Book 3
Adult Contemporary Romance, Coming of Age Trilogy
Sixteen years is a long time. In a marriage, it’s a milestone. On the gridiron, it’s a miracle. Reed Johnson wants more time for everything, but time is funny that way.
It can be cruel.
With a body that can’t quite take the hits it used to and a heart tired of being torn in two different directions, Reed is faced with a reality he’s not quite ready for—life without the game. He became a man under Friday night game lights and in college stadium tunnels, and without the grit and the glory that’s earned ten yards at a time, he’s afraid of what kind of man he’ll be.
But there’s more than a game at stake now.
Reed’s wife, Nolan, is afraid too. She’s seen what can happen when the love of her life pushes himself too hard, and she can’t escape the nightmares she relives after almost losing her entire world to one single play on the field.
There is no compromise when it comes to football. Same goes for the heart. You’re either all in, or you get crushed. For Reed and Nolan, the clock is ticking down. Time…it does that. One way or another, they’re going to have to make a choice.
This is their hail Mary.
This is win or lose.
(The Hail Mary is book 3 in The Waiting Series, which follows high school sweethearts Reed Johnson and Nolan Lennox through football, life, love and everything messy that goes along with it. The series begins with Waiting on the Sidelines and Going Long.)

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#NewRelease “Permission” by T.M. Frazier

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PERMISSION, the highly anticipated conclusion of the dark and gritty Perversion Trilogy from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is available now!


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Synopsis:

War breaks out in Lacking. The streets aren’t safe.

When an unexpected person from my past arrives in town, I’m forced to make a choice between the life I’ve always wanted, and a life I never knew I could have.

I didn’t know how strong I was until I met Grim.

But am I strong enough to live without him?

PERMISSION IS BOOK THREE IN THE PERVERSION TRILOGY

BOOK ONE: PERVERSION

BOOK TWO: POSSESSION

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#CoverReveal “The Hookup Handbook” by Kendall Ryan

The Hookup Handbook by KENDALL RYAN

Release Day: APRIL 9th, 2019


Synopsis:

My love wand is on a strike.

As bad as that blows, pun unintended, it’s ten times worse for me. I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

Only now, I’m on hiatus. Because after years of pleasing women all over the city, my man missile decides to get finicky. And the only woman he wants? Someone I can never have—my best friend’s younger sister, the nerdy and awkwardly adorable Sienna.

She’s working at the agency this summer, keeping me organized, handling paperwork, and most importantly, keeping me on track to finish writing my book about sex and intimacy, which is due to my publisher in thirty days.

She thinks I hate her, that I don’t want her here. The truth is much more twisted. I get hard every time she walks into my office. Her wide blue eyes and pouty mouth drive me wild with desire, and if she stays, I’m not sure how much longer I can stay away from her.

Little Miss Overachiever says she’s here to help? Fine. I’m going to put her nerdy, curvy tush to work.

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#CoverReveal “Pan” by Gina Maxwell

New York Times bestselling author Gina L. Maxwell introduces Pan, a sexy contemporary romance retelling of Peter Pan, and the first book in her brand new Neverland series.

COMING JANUARY 2019

Cover Credit: Jaycee Lorenzo


Synopsis:
 
Once upon a time, in Neverland, North Carolina—I fell in love.

I was twelve when Peter first climbed up to my balcony.
Thirteen when I sneaked out to see him at the School for Lost Boys.
Seventeen when his touch made me fly,
And eighteen when his words made me cry.

We were magnetic, drawn to each other from that very first night, and what I thought would be forever. But when it came time for me to leave, he wouldn’t come with, so I left town with a map for my future and a shattered heart.

Ten years later, I’ve returned to Neverland, hoping to find a man in place of the boy.

Peter was partially right, growing up is no fun. After quitting my fancy career that sucked the magic out of life, I’m now organizing the fundraiser of the year. In a move that could make or break the event and my new company, I’ve hired Peter, master mechanic and owner of LB Automotive, to help me pull this off—trusting him to rebuild a classic car for the auction that could help hundreds of foster kids in need.

I thought I was prepared, but the boy who refused to leave is now a man hell-bent on getting me to stay, and as sparks fly between us, that undeniable fire flares back to life, deeper and hotter than ever.

But that ripped body doesn’t mean Peter’s matured enough to make us or this event work, and not everyone in Neverland is happy about my return.

Not every wound heals.
Not every heart can be fixed.
Not every boy grows up.

And after all this time, the love we found might be lost to us again…this time, forever.

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#CoverReveal “Overnight Sensation” by Sarina Bowen

OVERNIGHT SENSATION (BROOKLYN BRUISERS #5)

SARINA BOWEN


Synopsis:

Everyone knows the girl is off limits. But it’s so good to be bad.
 
There’s this girl…
Heidi and I have been trading hungry looks all year, and everything she does makes me smile. But I don’t do girlfriends, and I certainly can’t get involved with the league commissioner’s daughter. I need shots on goal, not a hookup and a widely misunderstood paparazzi photo.
Can I resist her, though? The way she teases me should be a game penalty for interference with my libido.

There’s this guy…
Jason wants me, but he won’t admit it. That man looks at me the way a hockey player eyes the lunch buffet after practice–and I love it.
But when victory is finally within my grasp, I blow it and humiliate myself. Even then I can’t even avoid him–as the team intern, I’m in constant view of his hard body and cocky smile.
I need another chance. Jason Castro is about to learn the true meaning of an overnight sensation.

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#SoontoDrop Most Anticipated Releases

My most anticipated releases of the week are here!  Make sure you check them out, add them to your TBR, and pre-order as soon as possible.  They are must reads!

Check back throughout the week in order to see my reviews and other book news, and make sure you head over to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week!

Also, don’t forget to comment on any post throughout the week in order to enter to win any ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit).  Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times.


Permission (Perversion Trilogy, #3) COMING TUESDAY

Sarah’s Musings…

DEAD!!! I’m DEAD! What I ride I just went on. TM Frazier doesn’t hold anything back! She gave us violence and war, vengeance and forgiveness, and love and family. It is PERFECTION!

FULL REVIEW COMING TUESDAY

Synopsis:

Permission is the conclusion of Grim and Emma Jean’s story.

He was my first.
But since then I’ve been programmed to enjoy torture.
Being watched.
Being taken two at a time.
I feel nothing now. I’m empty. Hollow. Lost.
He knows it. He knows I need more.
So, he gives it to me.
My body has never felt such pleasure.
My heart has never endured such pain.

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New Releases for the Week of December 9, 2018

Another awesome reading week is upon us.  The following list indicates the top romance books being released this week. Check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Make sure you head over to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week! Also, don’t forget to comment on any post throughout the week in order to enter to win an ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit). Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times.


  • 12/9 – Rewined Vol. 2 – Kim Karr
  • 12/10 – Troublemaker – Katie McCoy
  • 12/10 – The Blood that Drives US – M.N. Forgy
  • 12/11 – Permission – T.M. Frazier
  • 12/11 – Rock Rebel – Tara Leigh
  • 12/11 – Madrid – Audrey Carlan
  • 12/11 – Tall, Dark, and Tempting – Erika Wilde
  • 12/11 – O’Come All Ye Sinners – Anthology
  • 12/11 – Jordan Marie
  • 12/11 – Enjoy the Ride – Dr. Rebecca Sharp
  • 12/11 – Just One Kiss – C.A. Harms
  • 12/12 – Amour Battu – MJ Fields
  • 12/12 – Damaged Hearts – Monica Murphy
  • 12/13 – A Beautiful Soul – Emma Scott
  • 12/14 – Unzipped – Lauren Blakely

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#NewRelease “Jock Rule” by Sara Ney

JOCK RULE (Jock Hard)

Sara Ney

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Jock Rule (Jock Hard, #2)Synopsis:Amazon 

Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy.

He’s a rough. Dirty. Giant. Hair so unruly, and a beard so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch.

The first time Sasquatch lays eyes on Theodora “Teddy” Johnson across the keg at a party one night on Jock Row, she’d been relegated to the sidelines by her jock hungry “friends.”

Week-after-week, he watches beautiful but bashful Teddy getting overshadowed, and overlooked. Sasquatch finally broad shoulders his way through the crowd, offering to to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet? He’s a goner.

Teaching her the RULES for winning a jock will be the easy part. Not falling in love with her is going to be a losing game.

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#CoverReveal “Boys of Brayshaw High” by Meagan Brandy

Boys of Brayshaw, a brand new series from Meagan Brandy is coming January 17, 2019,

and we are so excited to share the cover with you.

Cover Designer: Jay Aheer, Simply Defined Art


Synopsis:

“Girls like you aren’t exactly welcomed at a place like this, so keep your head down and look the other way.”

Those were the exact words of my social worker when she dropped me in my newest hellhole, a place for “troubled teens”.

I didn’t listen, and now I’m on their radar.

They expect me to play along in their games of hierarchy, to fall in line in the social order they’ve deemed me fit.

Too bad for them, I don’t follow rules.

Too bad for me, they’re determined to make sure I do.

Inconceivably attractive and treated like kings…these are the boys of Brayshaw High.

And I’m the girl who got in their way.  

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#NewRelease “HotShot Doc” by R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, HOTSHOT DOC, is available now!

Find out more about it below and pick up your copy today!


About HOTSHOT DOC

Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.

I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s-ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway…half-hidden behind a plant.

Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.

That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.

It’s fine.

I’m fine.

I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)

What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?

Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.

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#NewRelease “Across the Horizon” by Aly Martinez

Release Day – DEC 6, 2018


Across the HorizonSynopsis:

“Sometimes love happens when you least expect it.” That was what my husband’s mistress told me the day I found out about their affair.

I didn’t believe it until five minutes later when mouth-watering celebrity chef Tanner Reese walked up, tossed his arm around my shoulders, and told my cheating husband to take a hike.

Tanner and I couldn’t have been more different. He spent his weekends at clubs, rubbing elbows with fellow A-listers. I spent mine in yoga pants with cheese boards and a glass of wine—or six.

Our relationship shouldn’t have worked, but it did. That is until Tanner proved to me that even though love happens when you least expect it…

So does heartbreak.

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#CoverReveal “Catastrophe Queen” by Emma Hart

One hot mess. One hot boss. One too many hot encounters…

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Catastrophe Queen, an all-new hilarious office romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is coming January 29th!


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Synopsis:

It’s not you. It’s me.

No, seriously. It is me. Not only does my name literally mean “unfortunate,” but that’s the story of my life.

Everything I touch turns to cr*p. An apartment fire—that I swear I was not responsible for—means I’m living back at home with my s*x-mad parents. Yay, me!

Which is why I need my new job as personal assistant to Cameron Reid to get back on my feet. Three months in this job and I can move back out and, hopefully, remember to turn off my flat iron once in a while.

Ahem.

On paper, my job is easy. Make coffee. Book appointments. Keep everything in order.

Until I walk in on my boss, half-naked, wearing nothing but the kind of tiny white towel that dreams are made of.

Now, nothing is easy—except our mutual attraction. But he’s my boss, and you know what they say about mixing work and pleasure: unless you do p*rn, it’s just not worth it.

Or is it?

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#CoverReveal “The Kiss Thief” by L.J. Shen

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THE KISS THIEF by L.J. Shen

Release Date: January 9th


Blurb

They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.

Two men.
Three lives.

Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

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