Book Review: Saven Disclosure by Siobhan Davis

Published April 20, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title: Saven Disclosure

Author: Siobhan Davis

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/z2skdby

 

 

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THE TRUTH WON’T HIDE FOREVER

To protect Logan, I have no choice but to deceive him.
But I’m not the only one hiding the truth.
Will our love survive all the secrets and lies?

Enemy alien ships crowd the skies over Earth while the world waits with bated breath. The Saven have been exposed, and where once they were abhorred, they are now championed as our greatest ally and our only possible savior.

Logan and Sadie have been separated, and the longer he is gone, the more their love is tested by duty, doubts, and deception.

Sadie and Jarod have infiltrated the highest levels of government, but they are playing a dangerous game. Surrounded by people with conflicting agendas—hell-bent on using her for their own aim—Sadie is confused when the lines between good and evil are blurred. It’s impossible to tell friend from foe, and no one can be trusted.

When the full extent of the experiments taking place in Sector Twenty is disclosed, Sadie can no longer sit back and watch as the lower classes face a horrific fate. Racing to save her loved ones and mankind, she risks her own safety and the love she’s waited a lifetime for to do the right thing.

But no one thought to save her from herself.

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While reading I love to be taken on new adventures into the worlds authors have created for their readers. That’s what Ms. Davis did in her newest installment in the Saven Series. Ms. Davis created a world full of twist and turns. I never saw where this book was going and kept me reading. I also liked seeing the alien world for a little bit. You can tell by the amazing cover of this book that’s Ms. Davis has creating an interesting world.

In Saven Disclosure, Sadie is officially working for the VP and Logan is tour around with the King. Needless to say Sadie and Logan are officially in a long distance relationship. It’s not easy for them, but they are making it work. This gives readers a chance to really get to know not only Sadie, but also Hayden, who is now looking out for Sadie. I have to say I really started to like Hayden and I hope to see more of him in other books. There were also times where I became frustrated with both Sadie and Logan. They both did things that had me yelling at my kindle.

It was also interesting to see the alien government as well as the American government and how they worked together and against each other. I’m not usually a fan of sifi, or any alien novels, this may even be only the third book that I have read in this genre, but there is something about Ms. Davis’ writing that just draws me in.

The one and only complaint I have about this book is that it ended in a cliff hanger and I have to wait until the next book to read more.

 

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I write young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, set amidst a dystopian world, because they are the types of books that I love to read. Expect lots of kissing and romantic scenes! I also haven’t been given the moniker ‘The Cliffhanger Queen’ for nothing!

A self-professed teenager forever–at least when it comes to books, music, and films, I am totally addicted to YA and NA fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. I love baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Before pursuing a full-time writing career, I forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years. I live in the Garden County of Ireland with my husband and two sons.

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The recommended reading age for the True Calling series is 14+.

The recommended reading age for my Saven series is 15+

Book Review: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Published April 16, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title: Tell Me Three Things

Author: Julie Buxbaum

Genre: YA Contemporary

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/zn5k9zw

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Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel filled with characters who will come to feel like friends

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Jessie lost her mother and when Jessie’s father gets remarried, Jessie must start a new life in a new city and a whole new prep school. After starting at her new school, Jessie receives an email from Somebody Nobody, the writer of the email refuses to tell her who he or she is, but does offer to help her at school by telling her who to become friends with and who to avoid. As the story goes on Somebody Nobody and Jessie form a friendship of sorts, they both confine to each other, making them feel less alone then they have been feeling recently.

I had no idea I would like this book as much as a did. There is something about the mystery of who SN was and the relationship Jessie was making with this person. I also enjoyed all the other characters in the story. They were all very realistic and relatable! There wasn’t anyone I really disliked other than the girl that were mean to Jessie. Jessie was a strong lead that invoked feelings of loneness in the readers. I felt for her the whole time and rooted for her to find her Somebody Nobody.  I thought Somebody Nobody was very likable once he/she opened up to Jessie, but I also like the mystery.  Somebody Nobody has gone through a lot and I think they had a lot in common.

 

This was just one of those stories that when you are finished reading, you end up with a huge smile on your face, I know I did! I also didn’t want this books to end, I was so disappointed when I got to the last page.  I cannot wait to read more from Ms. Buxbaum!!!

 

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Please check out my two novels, THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE and AFTER YOU, both now out in paperback. My first YA novel, TELL ME THREE THINGS, debuts April 2016.

Please check out my website www.juliebuxbaum.com for more information about my books.

Or to follow my recent shenanigans, please check out my blog, JULIE HAS WRITER’S BLOG, at www.juliebuxbaum.com/blog/

One of my favorite things about being a novelist is the opportunity to talk to reading groups. If you are part of a reading group and would like to set up a conference call, or maybe even a meeting in person, please check out the reading group form and the reading group guide on my website.

Book Review: Love So Unexpected by Marquita Valentine

Published April 15, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog
We’re celebrating the release of LOVE SO UNEXPECTED this week! Have you ordered your copy?

Title: Love So Unexpected (Lawson Brothers #6)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Cover Designer: Lindee Robinson Photography

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Book Description:

Widower Caleb Lawson has resigned himself to a life of farming and family functions. He never expects to find another love like he had with his wife, much less remarry. But once his mother brings home Sofia Nogales to help her get back on her feet, he starts to reconsider his expectations. Sofia is beautiful, witty, and so full of life that his arms ache to hold her.Determined to make a new life for herself, former head chef Sofia Nogales hopped on the first bus to the east coast and refused to look back. However, she never dreamed a series of bad events would have her end up in Jessamine, North Carolina as the guest of Dinah Lawson. Nor did she ever dream of meeting someone like Dinah’s son Caleb—the sexy farmer, who keeps everything to himself… except the heated look in his eyes.

But when the opportunity comes knocking—to the tune of cooking at an already established and popular restaurant two states away, will Caleb be able to convince her to stay?

Book Review:

Love So Unexpected is the sixth book in the Lawson Brothers Series and just like the rest of the brothers Caleb is a catch. Caleb’s wife passed away years ago and he hasn’t found someone else who he cares for as much as he did his wife. That is until Sofie comes long, Sofie is a chef and wants to start new at her friend’s restaurant. Instead of waiting Sofie decides to go to her friend’s restaurant. Little did Sofie know was her trip would be as smooth as she would hope. That’s when she ends up with the Lawsons.

For some reason I thought Caleb was going to be grouchy like his brother Mason, but that was not the case at all. He was just the sweetest and Sofie was instantly drawn to him. This is the first time Caleb has been drawn to someone since his wife passed away. Their relationship developed quickly, but that doesn’t stop readers from feeling their chemistry.

If you have read any of the previous Lawson Brother book, then this one is a must. It was a fun quick read that readers will fall in love with!

 

 

 About the author:

Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).

When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

Cover Reveal: Ashes Falling by B.T. Urruela

Published April 14, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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It was supposed to be easy money.
It was supposed to be routine.
It was supposed to be safe.

Ashe Dillinger’s life is about as normal as it gets. One could even call it boring. A broke college student living off Ramen noodles and cheap liquor, she jumps at the chance to take part in a sleep study which will pay her more than she makes in a week.

Ashe wakes up from the study in a room with four other test subjects including handsome US Army veteran, Ryder Maddox. Outside the room, the world is burning. All signs of human life are seemingly gone. They are completely alone except an evil that lurks beyond the fire and brimstone.

Will Ashe find the strength to survive in this post apocalyptic world?
Can she trust those around her and find the answers she seeks before it’s too late?
Will her feelings for Ryder get in the way?

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B.T. Urruela was an infantryman in the US Army from August of 2004 until February of 2011. At the end of a year long tour in Baghdad, IQ, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as the Vice President and COO of VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He travels the country for speaking engagements and as a member of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team.

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Book Review: Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

Published April 13, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title: Kill The Boy Band

Author: Goldy Moldavsky

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From debut author Goldy Moldavsky, the story of four superfan friends whose devotion to their favorite boy band has darkly comical and murderous results.

Okay, so just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band.

We didn’t mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he’s tied up in our hotel room. And the worst part of all, it’s Rupert P. All four members of The Ruperts might have the same first name, but they couldn’t be more different. And Rupert P. is the biggest flop out of the whole group.

We didn’t mean to hold hostage a member of The Ruperts, I swear. At least, I didn’t. We are fans. Okay, superfans who spend all of our free time tweeting about the boys and updating our fan tumblrs. But so what, that’s what you do when you love a group so much it hurts.

How did it get this far? Who knows. I mean midterms are coming up. I really do not have time to go to hell.

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I can not believe this is Ms Moldavsky’s debut novel! She did such a great job on this one and I know I will be looking for more books by her!

This book started in one direction, then I thought that it was going into another one and completely to my surprise it went a completely different way! I love books where I can be surprised, that doesn’t happen enough. Not only was the story filled with some twists, the book was fast paced and help my engagement, there were times I had to tell myself that I was only allowed to read one more chapter before doing the various thing I needed to do.

I feel as though a lot of people can relate to this story, almost everyone has that one celebrity that they would fangirl or fanboy over. I know I have and I have seen it happen. This story takes fangirling to an extreme and shows a darker side to it all. Four girls have been brought together by their love of a band named, The Ruperts, they came together to see them in concert and decided to book a room in the same hotel as The Ruperts. This all seems fine until disaster strikes and the girls find themselves in a situation they were expecting. The narrator of this story was completely relatable and in my opinion the most likable one. I also think she had some character growth, in the end she saw who her real friends were and decided to do what she thought was right.

I would highly recommend this book to any girl or boy who has a little fan girl or boy in them!

 

Release Day: Randy Romance by Megan Quinn

Published April 12, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog



We’re celebrating the release of The Randy Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn! Check out this excerpt and giveaway


THE RANDY ROMANCE NOVELIST by Meghan Quinn
Scheduled to release: April 12, 2016
Romantic Comedy
Cover designer: Meghan Quinn

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1P3pJkb

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B01BDSLWNG

iBooks: http://apple.co/1TAd5wf

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It finally happened, I lost my virginity. Cue applause and cheers.

For a while life was all rainbows and kittens prancing in a sky full of cotton candy clouds…that was until the demands of the real world set in.

My best friend is getting married and she asked me to be her maid of honor. She’s not worried about flowers, or the dress, or the food at the venue. No, she’s worried about the bachelorette party, what kind of penis crown she will wear, and the nipple size of the stripper who will be attending.

I’m in way over my head trying to balance life with a boyfriend, planning a penis party, and writing my romance novel. Something is bound to give.

This is my life after my happily ever after…

Excerpt:

Being a lube virgin, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the thin liquid, so, I popped the top open, squatted ever so slightly with my legs spread as much as they could go, thanks to my underwear, and I pressed the lube up near my vagina. Taking a deep breath, I squeezed hard and shot the lube straight up into Virginia.

A cold wave of thin liquid coated my inner walls right before gravity took hold of it and brought it back down, straight into my underwear, my now appointed lube net.

“Crap,” I muttered, looking down at the pile of liquid sitting in the crotch of my underwear.

Bottle and balls in my hands, I stared at the mess and tried to decide what to do. The heaviness of the lube weighed down my underwear, so I shimmied them down my legs and toed them to the side to pick up after. Commando was sexy, I told myself.

Still eyeing the balls, I convinced myself I could do this. How hard could it really be? Taking a deep breath, I prayed there was enough lube still coating Virginia and slipped the first ball in. Easily I pushed it up and was pleased with the way it fit. With a little more confidence, I thumbed the second one inside and clenched. A small vibration rang through me . . . a pleasing sensation was I wasn’t expecting.

“Well, isn’t that delightful?” I said to myself.

Standing there, I felt comfortable; I could totally do this. More confident, I deposited my underwear and the empty lube bottle in the sanitary napkins trash can—sorry cleaning service—and wiped my hands with some toilet paper so I didn’t slick down the door handle.

Flushing the toilet, I exited, walking very slowly to the sink. With every step, my confidence wavered. I had to really think about each push forward, clenching as tight as I could, praying I didn’t strain my damn cervix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch…

Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave?

God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch.

I’m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can’t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience.

My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups.

But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected…

About the Author:
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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Book Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating

Published April 11, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog
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by Lucy Keating

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: April 12th 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy

Rate: 4 Stars

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For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist.
But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. It turns out, though, that Real Max is nothing like Dream Max, and getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.
When their dreams start to bleed dangerously into their waking hours, the pair realize that they might have to put an end to a lifetime of dreaming about each other. But when you fall in love in your dreams, can reality ever be enough? 

What first caught my attention was the cover of Dreamologly, it’s simplistic and beautiful. After viewing the cover, I needed to know what the story was about, and that too caught my attention. I’m glad both those things grabbed my attention because this story was great!

Alice has been having dreams which included Max for as long as she could remember, but only knew him as her dream guy. When she moves into her Nana’s house and starts at a new school in Boston, Alice meet her dream guy in the flesh, but he isn’t like the guy she’s been dreaming about. Ms. Keating takes readers on an emotional roller-coaster where dreams and reality start to bleed together. I loved all the characters during the story, at first I didn’t want to like Max, but he was charming and I could see why Alice liked him. I absolutely adored Alice, she was a great relatable character, that young readers will love. It was interesting to have a bit of a fantasy aspect to the story.  I don’t want to say more than that because I don’t want to ruin any surprises for anyone who would like to read this story.

I would completely recommend this book for young readers and also readers that enjoy a sweet romance that’s easy to read.

Read an excerpt now by clicking here!

Dreamology 

 

 

 

 

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Lucy lives in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, attended Williams College in the Berkshires, and still misses the East Coast very much.

 

 

When she’s not writing, Lucy can usually be found obsessing over the latest music, inventing new flavors of ice cream, or having what she feels are perfectly acceptable conversations with her dog, Ernie.

 

 

You can follow Lucy on Instagram @lucy.keating, and Ernie The Dog @ernsboberns

 

 

 

 

Book Review: In Your Dreams by Ginger Scott

Published March 28, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

 

 

 

Welcome to the In Your Dreams review tour with Ginger Scott, hosted by
Wordsmith Publicity. Be sure to check out all the reviews and enter the
giveaway!

 

IN YOUR DREAMS (Falling Series #4)

NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2016
PURCHASE IN YOUR DREAMS
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1ps8JMy
Casey Coffield
has a growing list of personal flaws he keeps locked away in his head:

He’s never on time.

His list of IOUs to his best friend is
endless.

Money is always short.

Goals are never in reach.Oh, and he’s decided to add college drop-out
to that list, too. He doesn’t really think that last one’s such a bad thing,
but his family insists it is, so it stays on the list.

On paper, he’s a zero. But in person, when
he’s mixing tracks for a sea of bodies at the hottest clubs and parties, he’s
downright irresistible. Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a
smirk that stimulates all the right nerves—women have never been a problem.
They flock to his swagger and fall for his charm…fast.

All except for this one. 

Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and
sass, Murphy Sullivan is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And
her and Casey? They have history. He can’t remember it, but she wrote a song
about him—and it’s not exactly a love song. But it is good. Damn good. And
uncovering her inspiration just might be the key to solving a few of his
shortcomings—not to mention open doors to his own big break in the music
industry.
But sometimes dreams get messy when they
collide. Sometimes life changes patterns. A past paints the wrong picture and
futures get cloudy. The only question that remains is who will you choose when
the dust settles—you? Or the girl of your dreams?

There are few authors that I will read their book with even reading what they story will be about, Ginger Scott is one of those. I have read and loved every single one of her books. Of course, some are better than others, but it’s all who the reader connects with while reading. In You Dreams was no different; I loved it and could not put it down. This story is part of the Falling series, but can be read as a stand-alone, although characters from pervious books are in this one too.

Review

Readers who are fans of the Falling Series met Casey in book 3 as Hudson best friend, but now it’s his time to shine and have readers fall in love with him too. There was a lot to Casey other than his manwhoreish ways. He doesn’t have a lot, but his friend Hudson always has his back, even though his own family doesn’t. I love seeing the growth in him from beginning to end. Then there was Murphy, a sweet girl who is an extremely talented singer. Between Casey and Murphy they become one talented couple.

 

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys NA stories, and for anyone who read and enjoyed any thing my Ginger Scott before.

GIVEAWAY
1 signed copy
of In Your Dreams/ necklace
Open
International
 
THE FALLING SERIES

 

This is Falling (Falling #1)
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Google Play:  http://bit.ly/1REIHfH

 

You and Everything After (Falling #2)
Barnes & Noble:
http://bit.ly/1o7rSCN
Google Play:  http://bit.ly/1RVyNc2
The Girl I Was Before (Falling #3)
Barnes & Noble:  http://bit.ly/1MvPO9o

 

About Ginger Scott

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult

romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How

We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild

Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she

often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).



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