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New Review: Aggro by CoraLee June & Carrie Gray

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Two boys.
One tragedy.
Grief bonds us.
The mystery of this murder will break us.

My best friend was brutally ripped from this world, but her brother and boyfriend are still here.

One of them wants to use me.
The other wants to forget me.

Both of them make me feel alive.

We’ll find Violet’s murderer, no matter the cost.

Two boys.
One tragedy.
Grief bonds us.
Love will tear us apart.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Oh my gosh!!!! This is an AMAZING read!!!! It is in my top 10 of 2020!!! This is a book you need to read NOW!!!

This book has it all…romance, angst, steam, and mystery. All these elements come together seamlessly to make a book that you will not be able to put down. I was intrigued when I read the synopsis, but it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what occurs between the pages. 

Breeze, Violet, and Chase have been friends since childhood. Breeze grew up with loving parents. Twins, Violet and Chase, spent so much time at Breeze’s home because their parents are never around. Breeze lives in a charming but small home. Violet and Chase live in a mansion. Violet and Chase are always the center of attention, and Breeze tries to blend into the background. They shouldn’t even run in the same social circles, but their friendship works. 

Life is normal until it isn’t. In fact, their lives will never be the same again with news of Violet’s murder. Breeze and Chase make a promise to one another to find her killer. Chase wants to start with Kai, Violet’s boyfriend. They were definitely not the perfect couple. What Breeze didn’t expect was the complicated feelings she has for both Chase and Kai. 

Coralee June and Carrie Gray did a tremendous job on this book. It isn’t just a forbidden romance, but it’s about grief and survivor’s guilt. They take us through all the emotions that entails…from how we can make the person we lost a saint and then the feelings we have when we realize they weren’t…they were just human beings…not perfect but flawed.

I spent most of the night reading this…looking up and realizing how late it really was. But, it was worth every minute of sleep I lost!!!! I cannot wait until the next book!!!!




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Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.

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I have always loved to read. In kindergarten, I was the weird kid sitting in the reading nook by myself instead of trying to get more snacks. I’m excited to be putting my own voice on the page and watching a story I helped create come to life. I still love to read, but I also really like snacks.

I grew up in Chicago but recently moved back to the Dallas area where I live with my husband and son.

I have my Bachelor of Science in Biology. I spent a year researching chimpanzees and gorillas while I was in Chicago and then I spent another two months on a chimpanzee sanctuary trying to convince headstrong chimps to cooperate. Pro tip – grapes are a pretty hot bargaining tool. They work wonders with my toddler too.

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Nick (Carson Brothers #3) by S R Dyble Cover Reveal

 

Title: NICK

Author: S R Dyble 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romantic Suspense.

Series: Carson Brothers #3

Cover Design: Pink Elephant Designs

Release Date: 19th June

Lilly had everything she could ever want. The perfect job, the perfect house and the perfect lifestyle. Having successful parents meant she never had to want for
anything. Perhaps, except for them.
Nick Carson from the very first moment had been the ridiculously good looking guy who hovered around her as they both oversaw the relationship of his
brother and her best friend unfold. That was until one night, a chance encounter meant that Nick had to give Lilly a lift home. Gentle chit-chat led to burning
temptation until they both agreed upon one thing. An agreement which consisted of one simple thing. Sex.
Only, it wasn’t that simple. Nine months later and still holding onto the heartbreak Nick had left her with, Lilly was also holding onto something else. A new
pact she had made for herself to never talk or go near Nick Carson ever again. For nine months it had worked, but Eve had given birth and now it was about to
be broken.
Because now Lilly needed Nick.
Would she ever be able to forgive him for breaking her heart, or would Lilly remain the same way: alone and forever followed by Nick’s gazing eyes?

 

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New Review: The Beast of Boston by JL Mac

Title: The Beast of Boston
Author: JL Mac
Genre: Mob Romance (Dark)
Release Date: May 19, 2020
Cover Design: Robin Harper, Wicked by Design

“This is Beast. Beast is the size of a Volkswagen and has an impossible amount of buds and blooms. Beast also has thorns. But if you can sneak close enough to catch a whiff, and avoid the gnarly thorns, you’ll be ruined for all the other roses for the rest of your life. The sweetest, most addictive scent amongst the thorns.” 
 
That’s what mom told my little sister and I once. She led us close enough to look but no further as she spoke of her favorite rosebush that she had affectionately named Beast.
 
That was a long time ago. 
 
These days I know another Beast. A different kind of wild, untamed thing. He too is dangerous to get too close to. It’s unfortunate that I can’t afford to care, not when he’s the key to finding my sister. 
 
They called him The Beast of Boston when he was a professional boxer. Now he rules over a bunch of criminals—the same criminals I hope will lead to my sister. I won’t stop until she’s found. I’ll get as close to Beast as it takes, gnarly thorns and all. 
 
The problem is I’m so busy worrying for my own physical safety that I never considered how my heart would behave. Mom was right about one thing: I am ruined for all the roses for the rest of my life and it’s much too late to change it now. 
 
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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top Read of 2020

OMG!!! LOVED this book! It is one of my top 10 reads of 2020. JL Mac completely pulled me into The Beast’s dark underworld. I was mesmerized!!!!

 

As you might imagine, there are elements of the fairytale, Beauty and the Beast, but this is nothing like the Disney movie. The beast in this version is much scarier. He is ruthless and intimidating. Beauty isn’t the shy little bookworm either. She is strong and can be pretty intimidating herself and has a taste for vengeance. 

 

Ena’s sister, Lan, has gone missing. She has every intention of bringing her home no matter the personal cost to herself. That is how she finds herself lying to her mother and applying for a job as an exotic dancer at the club, Eden, which is run by The Beast of Boston. He is second in command to Orin McCrae, one of the most notorious crime bosses in the country. She is sure there is a connection.

 

Can I just say that Ena is my hero? This woman is incredible. At her first meeting with him, she is mentally shaking in her boots. However, she never gives anything away. She learned to do this the hard way. Her childhood was tragic until she became part of a wonderful family who showed her what love was, yet she couldn’t completely shed all that trauma she experienced. That comes in handy when dealing with Beast. She has prepared for every instance except the attraction she has for him. As time passes, she will have to face the battle between her mind and her heart because they are telling her two very different things. 

 

Oh, Beast, who knew a monster could so sexy and appealing? 

 

“How funny that this monster–this Beast of Boston–is also gargantuan and happens to sport one lifelike red rose of his one. He too has thorns, just not the type you can see. His are hidden, and they’re that much more dangerous for it. He’s a pretty monster. That’s not quite accurate though. He’s not pretty. He’s beautiful.”

 

He is such a complex and tormented human. Mac did such a magnificent job of peeling back his layers. She does this through the chapters that are told from his point of view. I saw the ruthlessness and the need to punish those that wronged him. However, I also saw glimpses of tenderness and loyalty. He had very few people he was really close to and trusted, but if you were lucky enough to have him in your corner, you had nothing to fear from him, except his overprotectiveness. That was kind of endearing!

 

The chemistry between these two both inside and outside of the bedroom was INTENSE!!!! Both were so stubborn and neither would give in easily. Two people were never better matched!!

 

The romance and suspense were blended together flawlessly. I’m not sure what kept me flying through the pages more…would these two finally give into their desire, or what other twist and secret did Mac have in store for me. 

 

I cannot leave this review without expressing how much I LOVE Mac’s writing. Yes, this is a dark read, but her writing is beautiful, I would almost say magical. It really connected me on an emotional level. 

 

“Ignoring her disappearance, not bringing up her existence? Are we both too cowardice to stir the sediment of the shipwreck, knowing the murk would blind both of us from finding our way back to the surface?”

 

In this passage, it clearly illustrates the devastating pain Ena and her mother feel about Lan’s disappearance. It was just beautiful!!!! I also loved Mac’s story of how she came up with the idea of this book. It began with a rosebush, and she turned it into such a beautiful and emotional read!!!!





USA Today Best Selling Author, JL Mac, is the author of the bestselling Wrecked series, and several other romance titles. JL resides in El Paso, Texas, with her husband and four children. She is a native Texan having been born and raised in Galveston. JL admittedly has had a long and sordid love affair with the written word and has loved every minute of it. She drinks too many glasses of wine on occasion, and says way too many swear words to be considered “lady-like.” JL spends her free time reading, writing, playing with her children and living her happily ever after with her very own Prince Charming who she affectionately calls Tight Buns McHotness.

 

 
 

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New Review: Southern Storm (Southern Series #3) by Natasha Madison

Release Date: May 19
Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.

Savannah
I’m the one who broke up the golden couple. The woman people still whisper about, point at, and give dirty looks to.

 

 



Did I sleep with the prom king? No. Did I sleep with the town’s golden boy on vacation from college? Yes.

 

 

 

 

Did I believe that he was going to marry me? Wholeheartedly.

 

 

 

 

Did he? Not even close. He got engaged right in front of me and then his father threw two hundred dollars at me and told me to take the trash out.

 

 

 

 

So, I raised my son in a town where people love him because they think that his father is the sheriff.

 

 

 

 

It was going great, everything was working out till my lie got out.

 

 

 

 

Beau

 

 

I was getting ready to take over the mayoral office from my father, who was my hero.

 

 

 

 

Until I heard the secret he hoped would stay buried forever.

 

 

 

 

My brother has a son, not just any son but a son with the woman who was my best friend.

 

 

 

 

The woman I secretly have loved from the moment she stood up to me and broke my nose in kindergarten.

 

 

 

 

I need to protect her and in order to do that, we need to get married.
 
Too bad her nightmare is my dream come true.



Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

Well, the action in this book just took off right out of the gate!!!! Holy smokes, I spent a late night finishing this one!!!!

Never have I seen such a stubborn couple in my life. Everybody knew these two were so in love with each other, but Savannah nor Beau wanted to admit it to each other. Savannah has adored him since she was just a child, and he felt the same about her. However, circumstances continued to keep them apart romantically. They are still the best of friends. 

Savannah is one determined, strong woman. No matter what people think of her or the insults that are hurled at her, all of them unwarranted…by the way, she has worked her tail off to realize her dreams and be a good mother, and she has done both fantastically! When the secret of her son’s paternity comes out, she finds her life in danger. Thank goodness for her friends and Beau. 

Beau has stuck by Savannah’s side through everything, even standing up to his arrogant family who look down their noses at her. With her life now in danger, he will do whatever it takes to make sure she and her son are safe. He has the perfect solution…get married to her. Bring on the romance and steam!!!!!

With their marriage, comes even more danger and family secrets meant to be hidden will finally see the light!!! Southern Storm is exactly what a good romantic suspense should be!!! LOVED IT!!!!





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When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. 

 
You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. 
 

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Royal Command (Royal Watch Series) by Stacey Marie Release Blitz

Royal Command, the continuation of Stacey Marie
Brown’s sexy and suspenseful Royal Watch series, is NOW LIVE!

 
Everyone thought I was living the
fairytale—marrying a prince and living happily ever after.

That only happens in movies.

 
I was actually living a nightmare. A gilded
cage crushing my soul.
 
After a terrorist attack almost took my life
and my bodyguard, Lennox, trapping us together, we were forced to face things
we tried to deny. Feelings we could no longer ignore.
 
Leave it to me to do the stupidest thing
possible—fall for my bodyguard. But there was no fighting our hunger. Our
overwhelming connection.
 
It made me realize how much my life had been
for others: my family, the royals…Theo. But once you are part of the royal
family, you cannot just walk away. Especially when you find yourself engaged
and being groomed to be the future queen.
 
With a King threatening me, Lord William
blackmailing me, my uncle gambling away what’s left of our fortune, Theo set on
our future no matter what, and vicious social media sniffing around wanting me
to fail, I have to play the game. But secrets always seem to find a way of getting
out, and it’s not just betrayal from those I love the most that shatter my
life. It’s mine.
 
And the world wants to break what’s left of me.
 
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Series.
 

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Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad
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shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy,
being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.
She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her
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turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is
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Ember (Burn Series #1) by Emma Renshaw Release Blitz

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“The perfect blend of heartfelt emotion and suspenseful swoons. Emma Renshaw grips the reader from the powerful prologue to the very last words. You don’t want to miss this book.” Author Catherine Cowles

From Emma Renshaw, author of the Vow series, comes a new small-town romance about a guilt-ridden man returning home, a single mom, and the past that scars them both.

Ember, book one in the Burn series, is LIVE!

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Ten years ago, I left Hawk Valley.

I never planned to return. Not to the regrets. The bitter memories. The guilt.

My baseball career gave me both the excuse and the money I needed to start over. Then my mom called, and I found myself headed back to the one place I swore I wouldn’t step foot again.

Meeting Delilah wasn’t part of the plan. Falling in love with her adorable son was even less so. And yet, what’s brewing between us is too intense to be denied. The unexpected passion is almost enough to distract us from the crumbling of both our worlds.

But even as the sparks fly, someone is waiting in the shadows to burn it all down.

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Pike (The Pawn Duet) by TM Frazier Release Blitz

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Born into chaos. Baptized in the gutter. 


Pike, the first in the all-new “gritty and captivating” The Pawn Duet from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier, is available now!

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I was raised by the violent laws of the streets, spilling blood without the hindrance of useless emotions or connections.


Unfeeling. Unloved. Alone.

My life was perfect.

Until her.

While on a manhunt for a mysterious enemy, one hellbent on taking both my business and my life, I find Mickey. She’s covered in mud, rambling nonsense, and clearly out of her mind.

She’s also a distraction I don’t need.

That is until I discover a connection between the girl and my enemy.


Mickey isn’t a distraction anymore.

She’s the perfect weapon.

One I’ll use to exact my revenge.


The plan is an easy one, but there’s something about Mickey that’s making it more and more difficult. 


A familiarity I can’t place. A need I can’t explain.


A want I have to deny.


After all, she’s not mine to keep. She’s a tool. My pawn.

My sacrifice.

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T.M. enjoys writing what she calls ‘sexy wrong side of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines.

Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay.

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Easy to Fall (Hard to Love #4) by Willow Winters Release Blitz

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I won’t stop fighting. Not until the very end.

Easy to Fall, the stunning conclusion to the mind-blowing and heart-wrenching Hard to Love series by USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters, is out now

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With her I was always on the highest high. That’s why it was so easy to fall.

I never stood a chance without her. The two of us were made for one another. It’s as simple as that. The world could try to rip us apart, but it would fail. Until this.

She told me once, love isn’t enough. I never would have believed it … until now. Neither of us could have prepared for this.

I won’t stop fighting. Not until the very end.

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Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!

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New Review: The Life You Stole by Jewel E. Ann with Excerpt

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“Hold on with both hands because you’re about to experience the ride of a lifetime. All the stars for this masterpiece.”

-Marni Mann, USA Today Bestselling Author

The Life You Stole, the compelling and stunning conclusion to the binge-worthy Life Duet from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!

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Sex.

Lies.

Revenge.

On the heels of a devastating loss, Evelyn fights to put her life back together.

Only … part of her husband belongs to another woman, and the devil owns her soul.

“If you tell her the lie, I will tell her the truth.”

When her best friend goes to great lengths to protect Evelyn from destruction and devastation, mistakes are made, lines are crossed, and all trust is shattered.

“We weren’t unbreakable.

I just needed to believe we weren’t unrepairable.”

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Danielle’s Review

5 STARS

This duet is by far a top read for me – not only of 2020 but among my top favorites ever! Not only because the writing is impeccable but also because I love books that I can’t stop thinking about for days/weeks after.

 

In the first book, I thought I knew these 4 friends pretty well but now I know that I was wrong. The twists and turns that the first book took were nothing but a drop in the bucket compared to TLYS. This book picks up where The Life That Mattered left off and the suspense picks right back up as well. This book utterly broke me, to the point that I had to put my kindle down, try to contain my tears and take some deep breaths before I could continue. I was almost too afraid to keep reading because I didn’t know how much my poor heart could take but I am thankful that I kept going. This was a beautifully unique and complex story and I love that one of my favorite authors of all time wrote it! Highly recommended!!




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Excerpt

 

I jumped, shutting my computer, and glanced up at Graham paused at the threshold to my room, loosening his red tie. He always looked handsome in a suit and that red tie I gave him for his birthday. I didn’t expect to see him. My assistant said he was at the Governor’s Mansion. I rarely stayed there, but he used it as an occasional “getaway.” Probably from me. So when she told me he was there, I made the assumption (actually hoped) he’d decided to stay the night and get some work done.

“It’s not even seven.” I tucked my bare feet beneath me, still wearing my navy skirt suit and silk scarf—my long hair in loose curls down my back and around my shoulders just like Graham liked it.

He took calculated steps toward me, completely untying his tie, letting it drop to the floor before working the buttons to his starchy white shirt. I tried to forget my internet search, not that it mattered because I couldn’t hide anything from my husband. He elicited a warring of emotions from me. An icy tingle slithered along my spine, making every muscle rigid, while the warmth in my heart fed on the way my pulse reacted to his proximity, the way it always had done. That never changed. It was how I knew we weren’t broken.

“Did you miss me?” He smirked, shrugging off his shirt, revealing his defined torso—abs for days beneath a thin smattering of dark hair on his chest.

I was the envy of so many women. Every day I reminded myself of that.

“Nice scarf.” He knelt in front of the chair.

I returned a nervous smile, hoping the man before me was the man I loved. Graham untied the scarf, sliding it from my neck as slowly as he’d slid off his tie just seconds earlier. The scarf floated to the floor. Gentle fingers swept my hair off my shoulders, exposing my neck.

With the same feather’s touch, he traced the bruises. “It’s nothing …” His lips replaced his fingers, kissing my neck. “You’re fine. Right?”

I wanted to believe him. Could denial become truth if we just believed hard enough?

“I’m fine,” I murmured, closing my eyes.

“Want me to show you how much I missed you?” he whispered next to my ear.

Was he asking me for permission? Governor Graham demanded me. Pre-marriage, pre-Governor Graham asked … begged me to surrender to him.

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BLURB

I met Marcus at a crematorium.

That should have been my first clue to keep away.

He was nothing I wanted. Yet, everything I needed.

He was dark, dangerous.

And I couldn’t stay away.

Even when I wanted to.

We made a deal—just our bodies.

But lines got blurred.

I asked for more than one night – I ended up asking for forever.

What a mistake that was.

What a mistake he was.

Sometimes love burns.

And sometimes kisses and lies is all you get.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Wow!!! What a dark, addictive read! I started reading this book on a trip. Before I knew it, we had arrived at our destination, and I had finished the book!!!! 

I was intrigued from the very beginning. I thought the way Smith began the book was a stroke of genius. I knew it was going to be different from anything I had read, and she certainly didn’t disappoint me. She far exceeded my expectations!!!! 

Everything about the book was unexpected…the storyline, the romance, and the characters. Rochelle and Marcus meet, of all places, at a crematorium. She feels this pull toward him that she can’t explain. He certainly isn’t the type of guy she is normally attracted to. To say opposites attract would be an understatement. She is from a very different world than he is, yet they feel this attraction they can’t explain. Neither of them is expecting a HEA. She is using him to numb the pain of loss she feels. She is his new addiction–she actually stirs something in his cold, unfeeling heart. Somehow, something temporary is moving might just be moving toward something more lasting and real. 

The romance is pretty steamy! The chemistry is explosive…like TNT getting ready to explode! Anyone in their path should take caution!!! Even though the relationship starts as something full of lust, feelings start creeping in! Something neither expected or even knew they wanted!

The characters…WOW! Rochelle’s heart is breaking. She has lost several people she loves, but she is a tough cookie. However, those losses have affected her deeply. A little part of her has dying day by day.

“I was breaking when I met him, and I broke even more each day thereafter. Marcus didn’t get the best part of me, and I did nothing to repair that.”  

Both characters were complex, but Marcus…there aren’t any words to adequately describe him. He is consumed by darkness, and in any other book and any other author’s hands, he would have just creeped me out. However, in Smith’s hands, she made me fall head over heels with him. In that darkness, Rochelle gives him a little light that just might help him come out of the dark cave he has been in most of his life. 

I enjoy a book in which characters grow and change, and these two did grow and change somewhat. I loved the ending of this book…it was the right ending for them. They grew and matured, yet they didn’t change the core of the person they were created to be. These two are the type of characters I want to come back and see. I’m not a huge, huge fan of dark romance, but Smith, who is a new author to me, may just coax me deeper into the dark, anti-hero romance!!!!!




 

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