Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Review: The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen

Title: The Destiny of Violet & Luke
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Series: Book Three in the Coincidence Series
Published By: Forever (January 7, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 3.5 Stars!

Book Description:
Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does.

Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her parents' unsolved murders. She grew up in foster homes, living with irresponsible parents, drugs, and neglect, and trying to fight the painful memories of the night her parents were taken from her. But it's hard to forget when she never got closure-and she can't stop dreaming about what happened that tragic night. To make it through life, she keeps her distance from everyone and never allows herself to feel anything.

Then Violet meets Luke. The two clash instantly, yet they can't seem to stay away from each other. Although they fight it, they both start to open up and feel things they've never felt before. They discover just how similar they are. But they also discover something else: The past always catches up with you . . .

If there is one thing I have come to expect from Ms. Sorensen's work it is that I will get a beautiful story about two people that aren't just broken but are so heartbreakingly damaged that their story will make you cry and not just any cry but the bawl your eyes out ugly cry.

It will be a story about two people that are real. That are as perfect together as they are imperfect alone.

I don't know if I have ever met two more damaged people than I have in Violet and Luke. The prologue just about did me in. My heart was already breaking by that point, how in the world was I going to be able to read on?

But I did and their story was a beautiful one.  

We got glimpses of Violet and Luke through Callie and Kayden's story (yay for seeing them in this one!!) and at the time, even though I knew that both of them had stories that needed to be told, I had no idea they would be the stories that they were. I had no idea they would rip my heart out and stomp on it, but I should have know because, after all, Sorensen's stories are good for that. She is a fabulous storyteller, she sucks you in, gets you attached and then BAM! She grabs you in her clutches and makes you feel things for her characters that should only be possible with real people, in real life. 

Violet and Luke's stories are real, they are raw and they are honest. This story is one that isn't easy to read but well worth all those emotions it pours out of you. 

We know their story isn't over by the time the book is done, there is still more to tell, more to learn and so much more to experience but wow was this amazing. Like most of Sorensen's books, this is one that will stay with you long after the last page has been turned and the story over.

(All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Blog Tour Book Review and Giveaway: Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau

Title: Independent Study
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Series: Book Two in the Testing Series
Published By: HMH Books For Young Readers (January 7, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
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Genre: YA Dystopian

Book Description:
In the series debut The Testing, sixteen-year-old Cia Vale was chosen by the United Commonwealth government as one of the best and brightest graduates of all the colonies . . . a promising leader in the effort to revitalize postwar civilization. In Independent Study, Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas—and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her—and her loved ones—in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her.

About the Author:

Ever since I can remember I loved telling stories. As I grew up, I started performing those stories on the stage. Creating vivid characters and singing wonderfully complex songs were my passion. I graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance and then continued onto DePaul University for my Masters Degree in Opera Performance. From there I went onto perform across the Chicagoland area in a variety of Operas, Operettas and Musicals. I also started teaching acting classes and private voice lessons to pass my passion along to the next generation.

Not exactly the path you’d expect a writer to take.

I’d never dreamed of writing a novel. But I loved to read. Then one day I had an idea and I started to write. I found my passion for creating characters lived on the page as well as the stage. It is my hope that the characters I’ve created resonate with you and make you smile.

I still teach voice lessons and sing for the occasional professional event. But the rest of my time is spent with my husband and son while dreaming up new and interesting stories. I hope that someday I hear yours.

I really liked the first book in the series The Testing and I just knew that I would be moving on to the next because honestly, I had high hopes for it. Yes it reminds me a little (read very little) of the Hunger Games, but more than that, it was an adrenaline, heart pounding, fun filled read. Where you never knew what was around the next corner, who could be trusted or what was going to happen next.

I am happy to say, the second book stood up to the first and was every bit as good if not better than it's predecessor.

Charbonneau has managed to create a dystopian world disguised as good but really very cruel and sinister under the seams. A world where rulers aren't always the bad guys and even worse, the teachers teaching the next generation are even worse than the “bad guys”. A government every bit as corrupt and disturbing as the one that caused the destruction in the first place.

I was really hoping that the world and government would be explained in more depth and detail than it was in the first book, and while not everything was answered, we do get a lot of answers for those pesky questions from the first book and even some for those that pop up in this one.

I once again loved Cia, how strong and how smart she is. How willing to trust even when everything screams in her not to because of what she has seen and heard from her time in the Testing and from what very little she really knows about the people and agency that surrounds her. 

There is so much corruption, so many secrets and so many unnecessary and cruel games that go on in the world that she lives in that I really can't even fathom it. What it must be like to live like she does. To see people die in front of her and to know that it is all in the name of the good of the land.

I was so glad to see Michal play a bigger role in this as well as some new, and every surprising allies and friends in the new group of students that join Cia in the dorms. Ian, Tomas, Will, Enzo, Stacia, Raffe, I really enjoyed all of them and not knowing who could be trusted and who was good or bad and who was just trying to survive. 

The plot definitely thickened with the way this one ended and while it wasn't a total cliffhanger, it was definitely a put you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next move, at least, it was for me and I, for one, will be awaiting the next chapter in the story. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author, publisher or tour cost. I was not compensated for this review.*

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Indie Book of the Week: Boy Swap by Kristina Springer

We all have those go to author's that we know when we pick them up we will get exactly what we want, when we want it. Kristina Springer is one of those authors for me, which is why her new book, Boy Swap, is my Indei Book of the Week!

Title: Boy Swap
Author: Kristina Springer
Series: Stand Alone
Published: November 13, 2013
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary

Book Description:
Boy Swap: The secret to sisterly love and scholarly bliss.

Research shows that seven out of ten girl fights are over a guy. The Boy Swap Club fixes all that. In an effort to spread around male cuteness and minimize fights and backstabbing, they just share boyfriends. And Brooke Thomas, consummate band member, has been asked to join the super secret club because the president of the club has the hots for her guy.

Brooke doesn't want to share her boyfriend. I mean, who does? But how can she say no? She, a second chair flutist in the school band, finds herself sitting between the Varsity Cheerleader Captain and the Homecoming Queen at the first meeting. Her friends will never believe this in a million years. Too bad she can’t tell them. But she knows. This one event can change her entire life. What if she becomes actual friends with one of these girls? It might be worth sharing her boyfriend. 

Besides, he'll always love her best, right?

About the Author:

Kristina Springer is the author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS, JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS, and THE PAPARAZZI PROJECT. She has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and she resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and children.

Kristina Springer is one of those writers that you know when you pick up one of their books you are going to be transported back in time to when life was maybe simpler but maybe more complicated as well. What in the world am I talking about?

Why, high school of course!

I know when I pick up one of her books, I am going to get a really fun and light read that will make me smile and make me remember all those crazy (and fun!) times in high school. When social standing was everything. When friends were plenty but true friends were sometimes hard to come by. When that certain someone would finally look your way or talk to you in the hall and it made your whole day and you were grinning like an idiot for the rest of it. When boys came and went like it was nothing and what to wear the next day was the worst possible dilemma you had to think about.

Springer has a way of making all of that come back to life and make it fun again, make it nostalgic while still delivering a really fun and entertaining read that will be something perfect to cleanse your pallet after a long drawn out story or a series that never ends. They are exactly the kind of in between reads we all need on our book shelves.

This was such a sweet and cute story and a great look into what we are willing to share and to give up to be who we think we want to be, only to realize that sometimes, what is one the other side, isn't always greener or better. That what we have right in front of us and who we already are, is exactly who and where we should be.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Review: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Title: Being Sloane Jacobs
Author: Lauren Morrill
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Delacorte (January 7, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Rating: 3 Stars!

Book Description:
Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.

Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she’s playing the worst she’s ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.

When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.

As soon as I saw that Ms. Morrill had another book coming out I just knew I had to read it and it would be something that I wouldn't regret making time for. 

This was such a cute read about two girls learning to cope with life, learning about love, growing up and facing those tough things in life that we sometimes just wish we could sweep under the rug and forget about. 

Sloane Emily and Sloane Devon were both likeable characters with very different backgrounds but very similar issues not only in their family life but in the social/sports world as well. Both athletes on ice, albeit in a very different sport, and both trying to get away from something that they would rather forget about. Both girls grow throughout the story in more ways than one. They really learn who they are, what they want not only out of life but their families as well and both learn that even though we can ignore our problems, ignoring them doesn't make they going away. We can run but we can't hide.

While this isn't necessarily your typical coming of age story it could be somewhat predictably at times but that was okay, it worked and it never took anything from the story. While there was no mystery or intrigue about would happen, there were a lot of good moments watching the two girls come to terms with their life and most importantly grow as individuals along the way. 

I think this story would appeal to not only young adults but to tweens as well. It really was an enjoyable, cute read that I am glad I took the time for.

(All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Review: Masquerade by Nyrae Dawn

Title: Masquerade
Author: Nyrae Dawn
Series: Book Three in the Games Series
Published By: Forever (January 7, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 5 Stars!

Book Description:
A biker. A tattoo artist. A love to last a lifetime.

Maddox Cross has always had to be tough. When his father went to jail for murder, the teenager took care of his sister and mother. Now on his own and working security at a night club, Maddox wants to become a tattoo artist-a dream that comes closer to reality when he falls for the hottest, most tatted woman he's ever seen. She's wild and beautiful, and Maddox will do anything to be with her.

Bee Malone came to town to open up her new tattoo parlor, Masquerade. Since being kidnapped as a young girl, Bee has had trouble getting close to anyone. But when she meets Maddox, she sees that under his hard biker's body is the sensitive soul of an artist. What starts out as a sizzling one-night stand soon becomes so much more.

Bee wants Maddox to join her tattoo business, but letting him into her life means revealing all her most intimate secrets. And as the past begins to intertwine with her present, Bee fears their love may not be as permanent as their ink . . . 

I have been a huge fan of Nyrae's work from the very first book I ever read from her and that holds true still. In fact, I think it is even more so now. She completely amazes me with her talent to create real, raw characters that are completely broken and making me not only care about them, but fall in love with them as well. Characters I feel, characters that seem real to me, characters that have become friends over the course of the trilogy.

Nyrae blows me away time and time again. Just when I don't think I could like another broken bad boy more, I meet a new characters and I am falling in love all over again.

Maddox was...wow. He was cold, abrupt and full of hard edges and yet he was pretty spectacular too and I knew that under all the hardness was a gooey center just waiting to come out. 

Unlike some of her other leading ladies, Bee too was all hard edges and abruptness but you know what? It totally worked because there is no way a sweet soft girl would have won Maddox over. He needed someone just like him. Someone lost and broken and someone that needed to be put back together. Someone that, when they put their pieces together, could make a whole.

This was emotional, raw and most of all, beautiful. Nyrae is a genius. She has a way with words, a way with characters, a way with everything that is just so heartfelt and real. She will continue to be on my auto buy list because I know when I pick up one of her novels, I will get one hell of a story. One that will rip my heart out and piece it all back together again. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Review: A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire

Title: A Beautiful Wedding
Author: Jamie McGuire
Series: A Beautiful Disaster Novella (#2.5)
Published By: Atria (December 10, 2013)
Source: Purchased
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 5 Stars!

Book Description:
You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know?

Why did Abby pop the question?
What secrets were shared before the ceremony?
Where did they spend their wedding night?
Who else knew about it . . . and didn’t tell?

Everything about Abby and Travis’s elopement was top-secret . . . until now. Fans of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster will get all of their questions answered in this whirlwind tale of the wedding day (and night!)—and as with all good stories, this one will definitely have been worth the wait.

It is no secret that I love this series, that I love Travis, so of course when I saw that we were (finally!) going to learn what happened in Vegas, I jumped at the chance to read it, I didn't even think twice about it.

And can I say that I loved this? I so missed Abby and Trav. I missed them terribly and didn’t even realize it until picking this up. I missed their crazy fierce love for one another. Their devotion, their struggles, their loyalty and their goodness.

I love that McGuire gave us this wonderful look into their wedding, the wedding night (wowza!) and of course, their one year anniversary. It reminded me all over again while I fell in love with the characters, the series and her writing. 

This is a must for any fan of McGuire's but most importantly, any fan of Abby and Travis. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

I will keep this super short because this is a time to be with family but I wanted to wish everyone a very blessed and happy day. I hope you are surrounded by those you love and care about and are having a wonderful joy filled day. I love this time of year and all it brings and am always so thankful for my family, friends and of course all of you!

Thank you so much for all the comments, support and friendships I have made over the course of blogging. I truly appreciate all of you!

Wishing you all a safe and Merry Christmas!!

*Image credited to National Geographic*

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mini Review: Silent Night by Deanna Raybourn

Title: Silent Night
Author: Deanna Raybourn
Series: Christmas Novella in the Lady Julia Series (#5.5)
Published By: Mira (November 1, 2012)
Source: Purchased
Genre: Historical Mystery
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
'Tis the season for an investigation! Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane return for a Christmas caper at Bellmont Abbey—.

After a year of marriage—and numerous adventures—Lady Julia and Brisbane hope for a quiet, intimate Christmas together—until they find themselves at her father's ancestral estate, Bellmont Abbey, with her eccentric family and a menagerie of animals.

Nevertheless, Julia looks forward to a lively family gathering—but amongst the celebrations, a mystery stirs. There are missing jewels, new faces at the Abbey, and a prowling ghost that brings back unwelcome memories from a previous holiday—one that turned deadly. Is a new culprit recreating crimes of the past? And will Brisbane let Julia investigate—?

If there is one character (or in this case characters) I have missed the most it would be Lady Julia and Brisbane. I adore this dynamic duo and have missed this series so very much, it is by far one of my favorites. It seamlessly combines all the genres I love best and puts it in one neat little package that is utterly hard to ignore and not love. 

Raybourn has a unique ability to combine genres so flawlessly that everything she writes is completely believable. Whether that be the paranormal aspect of this series or the hijinks that Lady Julia manages to get herself into time and time again. Whenever I open up a book in this series I know that I will be getting exactly what I want and need and have a smile on my face the whole way through. 

And oh how I have missed the loving gruffness that is Brisbane and the bossy cunning nature that is Julia. The craziness that is her family and the undeniable love between them all. 

I love watching Julia and Brisbane's relationship continue to grow and evolve. Each new chapter in their life together gets better and better as they both become more accustomed to their love for one another, their devotion, their loyalty and the life they are leading and blending. Brisbane is as busy as ever with new mysteries to solve and adventures and he is getting better at letting Julia help take part in solving them even if he is still that gruff alpha male we all have grown to know and love over the course of the series. 

Julia is still the meddling mischievous woman that gets herself into more trouble than naught even though her intentions are purely good and she has a heart of gold. She, like Brisbane loves fiercely and will protect whatever she sees fit too, which more often that naught, also gets her in trouble with Brisbane who wants nothing more than to lock her in an ivory tower and to keep her safe.

This was so well done and really did remind me all over again why I fell in love with this series to begin with and it left me longing for more adventures with Brisbane and Julia. 

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

Monday, December 23, 2013

Review: Ruined by Jus Accardo

Title: Ruined
Author: Jus Accardo
Series: Book One in the Eternal Balance Series
Published By: Entangled Embrace (December 30, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
Hell is looking for a way to break loose…

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.

Believe it or not this is my very first Jus Accado book and what a way to be thrown into her work!

A hot bad boy with a demon tag a long and a steamy sexual tension filled read? Sign me up!

I loved Jax and all his snarkiness, he really was awesome. I have said this before and I will keep saying, I just can't resist those bad boys and Jax, is the ultimate bad boy. No, really, he is. Hello, the boy has a demon living inside him, can't get more “bad boy” than that right?

I am not a huge fan of books about angels and demons for the most part but I loved this read. It was different, it was fun and it had a whole lot of the sexual tension, snarkiness and a kick butt heroine in Sam that I demand in most of my reads, not to mention the hot bad boy with a heart of gold that is always an added bonus. Plus, Cain and Abel? Great plot line there and one that I haven't read about before so yeah, this one took me by surprise a little with just how much I enjoyed it and ate it up.

There is violence, action, death, destruction, good versus evil, betrayal, mystery, romance, paranormal stuff to keep my inner junkie happy and so much more. It really was just a little bit of everything but in a very good way. 

My only regret was the way it ended, not on a cliffhanger but certainly wide open for that sequel we all know is coming and that I, for one, will be picking up when it releases. I want more of Jax and Sam and to see where the author takes this series from here, it has a ton of potential to really stand out and be something great.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mini Review: Cross Country Christmas by Tiffany King

Title: Cross Country Christmas
Author: Tiffany King
Series: Novella in the Woodfalls Girls Series
Published: November 1, 2013
Source: Purchased
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
With the holiday season upon her, Jamie Foster is once again stressed about making her yearly visit back home to Woodfalls, still single. Fate intervenes in the form of Grant Johnson, a boy she grew up with, who catches the same flight while returning home from a business trip.

When a malfunction sends their plane crashing down on the runway upon takeoff, Jamie and Grant decide to rent a car and make the nine-hundred-mile drive home together. Ironically for them, anything that can go wrong does as they face one hysterical hurdle after another.

Christmas may finally bring Jamie the gift of love she has always wanted if she and Grant can manage to overcome a few obstacles along the way. Ho-ho-ho!

I am absolutely loving the Christmas novellas right now and the 12 NA's of Christmas is just perfect!!
I sadly haven't had a ton of time to read the past few weeks so these are perfect. Just the right amount of fun. Christmas spirit and of course romance.

When I saw that Tiffany was a part of the 12 NA's, I just knew I had to pick her's up because I just love her and her writing is always fabulous!

I loved Jamie and Grant. Their story was a sweet one filled with laugh out loud moments and sweet tender ones as well. This was the perfect read for a hopeless romantic like me and even though it is a novella it still had enough substance that I really felt like I got to know Grant and Jamie and to care about them.

I will definitely be picking up more books from this series. Tiffany has once again wowed me with her writing abilities and her talent of bringing characters to life and letting their stories shine.

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Promo Post: True Love's First Kiss by Heidi Garrett!

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Melia longs to fly like the fullblood faeries.

Her mortal father plots to bring war to the Enchanted world.

Her faerie mother practice black magic behind closed doors.

Overshadowed by her parent's obsessions, Melia has become an outcast. She seeks aid from the mysterious Illustrator, who makes a strange mark on her forehead. The mark is meant to draw the help of a green-eyed stranger from distant lands. Before he arrives, a tragic accident destroys what's left of Melia’s already fractured family. Her mother is unforgiving. The punishment she metes out will leave her middle daughter torn between guilt and ecstasy—and will complicate her relationship with the green-eyed stranger.


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Energies in the Enchanted World are shifting and new alliances are forming; the Battle of Dark and Light has begun. Melia is desperate to make things right with Ryder, the young priest from Idonne, but first she must warn the halfbloods in the Mortal World that Umbra is coming for them--and face the powerful Dragonwitch and her spectacular Dragon Carnivale.
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In her life and in her writing, Heidi Garrett is fascinated by thresholds and borders between: human and divine, ego and Self, conscious and unconscious, reality and imagination.

Confronted daily with situations where the most superficial aspects of life are valued, she's obsessed with going deeper.

Whenever she's lost her way, fairy tales and fantastical stories have restored her faith.

Whether you've picked up The Queen of the Realm of Faerie series, or a story in her Once Upon a Time Today collection of contemporary fairytale retellings, these stories feature female characters who must draw from their deepest selves to win.

Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso.  She now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle.

Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow and hopes to remind readers that:
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