Tuesday, July 29, 2014

*Release Blitz* LEAD (Stage Dive, #3) by Kylie Scott

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Title: Lead (Stage Dive, #3)
Author: Kylie Scott
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic rock star romance series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.  

Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.


**Excerpt**

“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?”

“Nope.”

“You sure?” His brows became one dark cranky line. The scratches on his face were healing well, thank goodness. Though it didn’t reduce my desire to throttle his mother on a daily basis.

“Yes. I haven’t seen it.”

Can’t find it anywhere…”

“And this is a surprise, how?” I slipped my hands into my back jean’s pockets. “Jimmy, you own more clothing than Cher, Brittney, and Elvis, put together. Things are bound to go missing.”

“Sure you haven’t seen it?”

“For goodness sake, what do you think, Jimmy? That I stole it to sleep in or something?” I laughed bitterly. Sure as hell, the truth deserved a good mocking. I’d sunk so despicably low.

I hadn’t even meant to steal the stupid thing, but the shirt had been mixed up with my laundry a few days ago. It’d been the first top I laid my hand on after stepping out of the shower, ready to go to bed. Without thought, I’d put it on and it’d been so soft, the scent of him lingering beneath the laundry detergent. Every night since, I’d found myself in it come bedtime. My shame knew no limits. And no, I still hadn’t quit. The words still hadn’t come even close to leaving my mouth.

He frowned. “No.”

“That I have some deep secret longing to feel close to you resulting in my stealing your shirt like some creepy perv?”

“Course I don’t fucking think that,” he replied crankily, reaching up to grip the top of the doorframe. All of his bulging muscles stretched the arms of his white T-shirt in the nicest way. It was all I could do not to start drooling, my heart beat taking up residence somewhere down between my thighs. And who could blame it? Not me. Maybe if I got laid, this would go away and things would return to normal. It’d seemed safer to avoid rubbing up against any men just in case I got carried away and started dating again. This new situation, however, changed everything.

“Well, of course not! That would be crazy.” And wasn’t that the god’s honest truth? Cray-zeee. Lock me up and throw away the key because it wasn’t like I didn’t know better.

“Just can’t figure out where the hell it could be.”

Angels couldn’t have smiled as innocently. They might have tried, but they would have failed, the dirty-mouthed, winged, little liars. “Jimmy, I don’t know where it is. But I’ll look around for it later, okay?”

“Yeah,” he said, and then added as an afterthought, “and stop looking at me weird.”

“I’m not!”


The Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott

Stage Dive Series

Lick (Stage Dive #1)

Play (Stage Dive #2)

Lead (Stage Dive, #3)


**Coming January 6th, 2015**

Deep (Stage Dive #4)

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Kylie is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.



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Sunday, July 20, 2014

*Release Blitz!* THREE YEARS by Lili St. Germain



Three Years (Gypsy Brothers, #5)
by Lili St. Germain



Synopsis

**Please note this book is a dark romance and deals with serious themes.*

Every day for six years, I used to pray that I would find my way back to the boy I loved.

Until finally, one day, I did.

But that’s the funny thing about life. Nothing good ever lasts, not for me, anyway. You think you’re the one with the power, at least I did, but then I got careless. One tiny mistake, and now I am powerless to stop what comes next.

People think money equals power, but all the money in my bank account, the dirty notes laundered clean that my father left for me, are useless.

Money does not equal power. Power is held by the one with the knife in his hand, tracing shallow cuts into your skin.

Power is held by the one who owns you.

I had power once.

Now, I have nothing.





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Okay, if you have read any of my reviews for the first four books in this series, you will see that I absolutely love this series.  I keep saying how it gets better and better with each episode.  Well, this review will be no different.  All of the books have been very intense, dealing with some dark & disturbing issues.  But this one... this one was EXTREMELY intense - blowing the other books out of the water for how dark & twisted it is.  This one had my pulse racing, had me holding my breath, biting my nails, cringing quite a bit, and had me freaking out - a lot.  My stomach was in knots for practically the whole book.

Is this book amazing?  Without a doubt!

Is the writing fabulous? Absolutely!

Is this series still phenomenal? OMGah - yes!!

Are the characters still easy to love/easy to hate?  Most definitely!

Do you think you know what will happen in this book, or how it will end? NOPE.

I love how amazing this series is.  I can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel, as there are only two more books after this one.  But, there is still enough story left for the author to keep you sucked in, stressed out, and guessing what will happen next.

Three Years gets 5 hearts from me, along with a huge recommendation to read this series!



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Lili writes dark romance, suspense and paranormal stories. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.

She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

**Book Blitz** RUSHED by Gina Robinson


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Publication Date: June 30, 2014


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Synopsis: A girl who has everything. A guy who has everything to lose.

Some things can't be…

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Alexis

Like there has ever been any doubt which sorority my family expects me to pledge. I'm a third-generation legacy. On the first day of rush, I realize I'm in trouble. I'm not like the other girls in the house. But as long as my parents control my college funds, resisting is futile. Until Zach, the live-in houseboy, who's quite possibly the hottest guy I will ever meet, serves me a cupcake and flashes me a sympathetic look. With one enigmatic smile, he flips my heart and my world upside down. My parents will cut me off if they even suspect I'm interested in a house guy. But I can't stay away from him. And so I pledge the house for all the wrong reasons.

Zach

Living in a sorority? I get flipped a load of crap about being a live-in servant, the help. Easy access to the hottest girls on campus? Not with the unbreakable rule—get caught with one of the girls and you're fired. Immediately. Lose this job and I can't afford college. I sure as hell can't ask my parents for help. They wish I'd never been born. Considering what I did, I don't blame them. I've learned to think of the girls like sisters. Until Alexis pledges the house. Now sister is the last thing on my mind.


*** Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. ***

This is a contemporary romance with mature themes, language, and situations. Readers should be over 17!


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Gina Robinson is the award-winning author of the contemporary new adult romances Reckless Longing, Reckless Secrets, and Reckless Together and the Agent Ex series of humorous romantic suspense novels. She's currently working on Crushed, the second book of this series featuring a surprising couple from Rushed. Look for Crushed in early fall 2014.

Monday, July 14, 2014

*Review* ALLURE by Lacey Weatherford




“Everyone said he was bad, dangerous, and not a good fit for any respectable girl. But for some reason, I couldn’t seem to resist him. To me, he was perfect . . . in all his wicked glory.”

- Allure by Lacey Weatherford


Seventeen-year-old Brooklyn Hall has had her eye on uber sexy tattoo artist, Six Jagger for a while. There’s only one problem—she’s pretty sure he doesn’t even know she exists. A friend of her older brother, Six is five years older than her. Plus, there’s the pesky fact that he’s had a steady girlfriend for months. Still, even though she knows there’s no chance for her, she can’t seem to let the fantasy go.

Six Jagger has had a thing for Brooklyn Hall since the first time he laid eyes on her a year ago. However, after finding out her age, he wiped her off his list of possibilities. That should’ve been the end of it, but for some reason, he can’t stop watching and admiring her from afar. Happy that he’s successfully maintained his distance, all that changes on the night Brooklyn walks into Inked Edges, asking him for an illegal tattoo. After that, all his carefully constructed barriers come tumbling down, taking them on an explosive ride of lust, passion, and desire.

"All’s well that ends well, right? Too bad that wasn’t the end, but merely the beginning…”

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My interest in this book surged several weeks back when Ms. Weatherford posted a small, yet steamy, snippet about her upcoming release "Allure". Since I had always enjoyed her past releases, I clicked on the link for the teaser. That little morsel she shared was so hot I promptly sent her a message to inform her that she had made me "choke on my cereal"... it was not a lie...and in that moment I began my love affair with Six Jagger.

To start, I love the way that this author puts words to paper. She has an easy flow that pulls you along while  wrapping the arms of her story around you and before you know it,  you are living in her world. So in my reality you are one of two types of people..A) A huge fan of Lacey Weatherford or B) You haven't read any of her books...if you had, you would be type A.

Six Jagger is just yummy, there is really no better word for him. He is the perfect mix of sweet and naughty. He makes no excuses for his Alpha ways and I LIKE THAT! The first time Brooklyn innocently entered his life, he knew he had to know her...even if she was too young for him.

"I was totally killing my whole self-imposed 'too young' restriction at the moment because, for some reason watching her walk away and not knowing when I  might be able to see her again just seemed too much to handle. I was greedy..."

Brooklyn Hall is a heartbroken 17 year old who just lost her brother. She is spunky, funny and just strong enough to hold her own with Mr. Jagger. She never forgot about him either...

"Yes he was older than me, but I liked that about him. He was such a ...man. Not some wannabe like all the silly high school boys who surrounded me on a daily basis. He'd become the guy I'd judged all other guys against, and found them all sadly lacking."

Together, these two are like gas to a fire. The passion and intensity of their forbidden relationship jumps off the pages and twists your heart until you are gasping for air. As they struggle to keep their relationship quiet, I found myself NOT wanting to turn the page. What if someone found out? What if her Dad refused to let them see each other... what if it just wasn't meant to be???

**blogger dramatically fans her face, heartbroken by the idea**

But I pushed on and read this book in one sitting! Their love story is as simple and sweet as love at first sight... and as complicated and gritty as forbidden love gets...Ms. Weatherford was somehow able to balance the best of both of these and write an addictive story with even more addictive characters.

I gave this book 5 hearts because every woman deserves to be loved like Six loves Brooklyn.



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Lacey Weatherford is the bestselling author of the popular young adult paranormal romance series, Of Witches and Warlocks, and contemporary series, Chasing Nikki and Crush, and Tell Me Why.

Lacey resides in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. She lives with her wonderful husband and children along with their dog, Talley, and cat, Minx. When she’s not out supporting one of her kids at their sporting/music events, she spends her time reading, writing, and visiting with her readers on her social media accounts.







Saturday, July 12, 2014

**Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway!** TUG by KJ Bell


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K.J. Bell's TUG is now available. This book is HOT! Check out the blurb and teasers and be sure to enter the giveaway too!

**Tug's character was introduced in KJ Bell's debut Irreparable series. However, TUG is not part of the series and can be read without reading the other two books beforehand.**


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Aidan Hunter lost the only girl he ever loved to his older brother. To numb his pain, he drinks in excess, parties too hard, and sleeps with countless women. When his family expresses concern, he does what he's been taught to do—fake it and pretend his life is perfect. Pretend he loves his new girl and pretend his heart isn’t broken.

Maria Santiago is simply trying to survive each day until she finishes college. As a single mother, life is a constant struggle. Add running from a dangerous past and working in the oldest profession, and all she has is hope for a better life. Hope one day she will no longer feel shame and hope her past never catches up with her.

After Aidan pays to spend one wild night with Maria, pretending to be unaffected by her is impossible. Their night comes to an explosive end and Maria hopes she never sees him again, but Aidan refuses to give up. As Maria begins to accept that Aidan’s feelings for her are genuine, someone from her past threatens her life. Aidan’s not intimidated and takes a huge risk to protect her.

Will the risk pay off and allow Aidan the opportunity to provide Maria with the better life she’s been hoping for?


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5 out of 5 delicious hearts!!


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Loved this book!  It was everything I expected and more. I. Love. Tug. Hard.  I had waited for TUG’s story for a long time, and when I heard he was getting his own series, I was ecstatic.  I fell in love with this beautiful man way back in Irreparably Broken.  You do not need to read Irreparably Broken or Irreversible Damage before you read this book.  But, if you do, you will get a little more background on Aidan Hunter – aka Tug.  And you will see a little clearer why he is the cocky, womanizing, smart ass that he is in this book.  He is that character that you just can't help but fall in love with.  And why is that? Because of author KJ Bell, of course!  She has the talent of creating strong characters that you get easily attached to and care about. I finished a while ago and I am STILL thinking about that man. 

And how about the heroine of the book – Maria Santiago – what a perfect match for Tug.  She’s beautiful & smart, and has just the right amount of feistiness to go head-to-head with Tug.  Although there were moments where you would like to wring her neck, you can’t help but love this character, especially when we see the love she has for her son, Javier, and her ailing grandfather.

I told Ms. Bell before I started reading Tug that I had a good feeling she was going to knock it out of the park with this one.  I don’t mean to brag, but I was right. Tug deservingly got his own series, and all of us Tug-Lovers are forever grateful.

So many things I loved about this book: the writing, the characters, the humor, the lust, the angst, the love.  This book will have you feeling every emotion possible; I laughed, I cried, I had to stop and count to ten multiple times because I was so angry. With the superb writing and the amazing characters, you will be sucked in from the beginning and won't want to stop until you're finished.  And then you're going to be begging Ms. Bell for book 2 - trust me.  Warning:  the ending will have you cussing like a sailor, possibly throwing your e-reader, and/or stabbing pins into your KJ Bell voodoo doll. 

I highly recommend this to readers who love a well-written, angst-filled story with amazing characters and steamy love scenes!  I am impatiently waiting for book 2! 



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Friday, July 11, 2014

Review - WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW by Elle Michaels



What Happens Tomorrow
by Elle Michaels

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When Brooke Adams suffers the unimaginable, she knows her heart will never be whole again. Faced with the choice of giving in to her grief, or fighting to regain a resemblance to the life she once knew, she chooses to fight. 

Not ready to give up, Brooke starts a new life where no one knows her past. As she slowly puts the pieces of her life back together, Brooke meets her neighbor, Tyler Reynolds. Soon, he becomes her friend, her rock...

and her complicated constant.

Despite her best efforts, she finds herself falling for him, but what will happen if Tyler learns the truth about her past and realizes just how deep the damage is?

The risk might be too much...



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I really enjoyed this book - fabulous debut novel! It was a very touching story of Brooke who has gone through a horrible tragedy. She struggles daily to get by, feeling guilty for what happened four years ago. 

I fell in love with this story and the amazing characters in it. Brooke is a beautiful, broken woman who wants nothing more than to move on.  Tyler is an amazing, caring man - the perfect one to look after Brooke, to help her through her tough times and to help her move forward. 

I had a hard time putting this book down.  And when I wasn't reading it, I was constantly thinking about it. The writing style of this author sucks you in and gets you immediately attached to the characters and their story. It is well-written and pulled at my heartstrings many times. The emotional and heartbreaking content had me grabbing for the tissues. This book is full of feels - I love that!

This was a great book and I look forward to reading more from this author!  What Happens Tomorrow gets 4 beautiful hearts from me.  Great job, Ms. Michaels!


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Elle Michaels is a professional in the tech sector, residing with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Having spent years acting in and directing stage productions, she dreamed of writing a screenplay, but at the suggestion of a friend, she decided to write a novel instead.

She has always had a passion for reading and romance. There is nothing she loves more than to get lost in a sexy romance story.

When not working or writing, she can be found spending time with the love of her life, her two young children and Yorkshire Terrier.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

*LET LOVE LIVE* is now available!


Let Love Live by Melissa Collins is now available!  
**It has a special introductory price of $2.99. It will return to regular price of $3.99 on 7/13.**

Although this is part of a series, it can be read as a STANDALONE.





Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered?

For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He’s become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he’s yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago. 

Conner Michelson is about to change everything Dylan knows. He’s every bit the bad boy persona - tatted up, ex-MMA fighter, but after an injury leaves him unable to fight, he has to rethink his goals. Having just opened his own gym, Conner can cross his first major life accomplishment off his very short list. Next up: find a man he can settle down with and build a family. Seems simple enough - a dream most people have, but when he meets Dylan, his carefree, easy-going life is thrown into a tailspin. 

Determined to keep Dylan in his life, Conner vows to resurrect Dylan's long ago buried heart and let love live once more.


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What would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how would your world change?
That’s exactly what happened to Madeleine Becker when her parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can't get hurt if she doesn't fall in love.

That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He understands Maddy's pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate his world. Maddy's inner strength, snarky personality and breath taking beauty help Reid to make peace with his past.

Together they find out what happens when they Let Love In.

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Let Love Stay (The Love Series #2)


If you’re lucky, you’ll fall in love – truly, madly and deeply in love. But what happens when that honest and pure love isn’t enough to erase your fears? What happens when your past rears its ugly head and threatens your future?

Maddy and Reid had that kind of love – the all encompassing, Earth shattering, once in a lifetime kind of love. Then life happened. Old wounds that were thought to be long healed and scabbed over are ripped opened and they are forced to face the possibility that, maybe, they are not strong enough to fight their demons and embrace the light.

Together, they found out what love is, but now they will each need to heal on their own before they can ever be together again. They must face their fears and beat down their pasts in order to find their way through this crazy uphill battle called love.

They’ve let love in, but now, they need to find out how to Let Love Stay.

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Let Love Heal (The Love Series #3)

**Let Love Heal can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**


Perfection. We all strive for it, but what happens when the desire to be perfect consumes you? What happens when the need to bury your mistakes blinds you?

Melanie Crane has always been the perfect daughter, friend, student – she’s been perfect at everything, in fact. But when she lets her insecurities, the ones that she keeps hidden from everyone, get the best of her, she falters in her pursuit of perfection. Melanie crumples under the pressure and buries her pain. Numbed by sadness and guilt, she is determined never to let anyone find out how broken she really is.

Bryan Mahoney may appear to have everything in order. He’s charming, witty and completely swoon-worthy. In short, Bryan has life all figured out, but appearances can be deceiving. When the landscape of Bryan’s family changes in an instant, he’s left to pick up the pieces.

Not all bruises leave a mark. Now, weary and afraid, Melanie and Bryan must find a way to let love heal their broken and jaded hearts.

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Let Love Shine (Companion Novella)

**This is a 26K word novella (about 100 pages) with approximately 11k words in bonus materials from Let Love In and Let Love Stay. This  is NOT a standalone and should not be read if you have not read Let Love In and Let Love Stay.** 



 Maddy and Reid have seen their fair share of trials and tribulations, of love and loss. Facing down the biggest challenges of their young lives, they managed to survive and endure. With the future stretching out before them, they must learn to navigate new and unfamiliar paths. Being new parents, starting new jobs, and continuing college is enough to overwhelm any couple. New challenges come up daily, as do small victories. Watch Maddy and Reid grow stronger together in this “one year later” tale of the everyday stuff that happens in real life.

With a solid foundation of love under their inexperienced feet – and with the help of their family and friends – Maddy and Reid learn how to let love shine, lighting the way for a beautiful future to come. 

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Let Love Be (The Love Series #4)

***Though this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.  Unlike the previous books in the series, this is NOT a New Adult &  College Romance; this is a contemporary romance featuring characters who are more mature / not in their twenties. It is a full length novel of  about 90K words / approx. 350 pages.***  

 

What would bring you happiness in a world that was suddenly empty?

For Lucy Crane, the answer is simple: her daughter. When her husband is killed in a tragic accident, Lucy loses her desire to live, but only one thing keeps her going – her unborn daughter. Focusing on being a mother helps Lucy cope with her loss, but kids grow up and they leave home, eventually. Eighteen years after losing her first and only love, Lucy is faced with the opportunity to find the happiness for which she’s always longed. Her own fears become her worst enemies as she learns how to embrace love once again.

Evan Donovan is also facing his own struggles. Forced to retire from the FDNY because of lung damage caused by 9/11, Evan moves to upstate New York where he hopes to find a little peace and quiet. Old habits die hard, and Evan’s hero complex and survivor’s guilt constantly remind him of how difficult it is to be vulnerable. But for the first time in his life, he’s tired of being alone.

Drawing strength from one another, Lucy and Evan discover how beautiful it is to let love be a part of their lives.

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Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream. 

Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.




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