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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sweet Spot 

About the Book

Title Sweet Spot
Genre F/F Erotic Sports Romance
Author Lucy Felthouse
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A Raw Talent book
Virginia Miller is an up-and-coming tennis star. She’s gone from
a ratty tennis court in a park in south London, England, to the world’s top training facility–Los Carlos Tennis Academy
in California.
In awe of the talent around her, Virginia
is all the more determined to make the most of the opportunity and show that she’s
worthy of her place there. Her mentor, Nadia Gorlando, has every faith in her.
But Virginia finds herself distracted–Nadia,
as well as being a top-notch tennis player, is seriously sexy, and Virginia’s mind keeps wandering
where it shouldn’t. Will her crush get in the way of her career, or can she find
a way to push the other woman out of her mind before it’s too late?

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Interview with Virginia Miller

Tell us about yourself,
please.
Hi, I’m Virginia Miller and I’m from London, England.
I’m currently living in California,
though–I can hardly believe it! I was accepted to train at Los Carlos Tennis Academy,
and I’m now mingling with many of my idols. I have to keep pinching myself to make
sure I’m not dreaming.
What’s your internal limitation?
Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need
to do during this story?
I really, really want to tell Nadia Gorlando how I feel about
her. She’s a top tennis player, not just in the Academy, but in the world, and she’s
also my mentor. There are so many reasons I can’t tell her, though. She’s my mentor,
we work closely together, I’m afraid. Plus, I don’t even know if she’s into women!
What inner doubt causes
you the most difficulty?
Doubting my own abilities. I must be doing something right because
I managed to get into the Academy, but I often find it difficult to believe that
I could ever be a top tennis player. Nadia has a great deal of faith in me, however,
so I’m slowly starting to believe in myself more.
What’s your external complication?
In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
Failure is pretty damn terrifying. I’ve worked damn hard to get
even as far as the Academy, and now I’m here I want to go all the way. I know there’s
a lot of time and effort in front of me, and I don’t mind. I just don’t want to
let myself, my parents, Nadia and the Academy down.
What is your family like?
They’re great. My parents have always been very supportive, ever
since the first moment I had a tennis racket in my hand and got hooked on the sport.
They’ve been behind me every step of the way, and I owe them a lot–without them,
I wouldn’t be at the Academy at all. They wanted me to have a backup plan, though,
and insisted I didn’t rely wholly on tennis to get me through life and into a career–and
threatened to stop paying for my tennis tuition if I didn’t try hard in my school
education and exams. I’m so glad they did, as education is so important.
What special skills do
you rely on?
I don’t. As I said above my parents refused to let me rely wholeheartedly
on tennis to get me through life and a career, and as I grew up I realized they
were absolutely right. Yes, my tennis playing has gotten me from a ratty court in
south London to
the world’s top training facility, but that isn’t just down to my tennis skills.
It’s down to hard work, sheer determination and the people I have supporting me.
I’m so grateful for them.
Are you happy with the
way your story ended? Why or why not?
Oh yes, absolutely. There were lots of ups and downs along the
way, but the ending was certainly satisfactory. I’d really like to find out what
happens next, though!

About the Writer

You have the length of
a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let’s see what you can
do.
Lucy Felthouse is driven, supportive, writes lots of different
stories, takes too much on and adores her readers and fellow Brit Babes.
Why did you choose to
write about this character?
I’m not sure, really. She didn’t appear in the first Raw Talent
book, Grand Slam, but Nadia Gorlando did. I was specifically wanting to write a
F/F erotic romance novella for Ellora’s Cave’s Hot Pink series, so I figured it
would be fun to take the character of Nadia, who’d had a few appearances in Grand
Slam, and give her a love story of her own.
When you wrote about this
character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
Giving Virginia
what she really wanted made me very happy. But some of the stuff I put her through
in the interim was pretty sad. Sorry, Virginia…
Why do you write?
Because I can’t not write! I get really grumpy if I don’t.
What do you want to write
next?
My next project is a M/M military erotic romance novella, called
Desert Heat, which is going to be set in Afghanistan.
What other character from
this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
Peter Ross is actually due his own story. Lily and I have been
working on it, but I’m not sure when it’ll get finished–things are crazy busy in
both our worlds!
Are any sequels planned
for this book?
Sort of. The Raw Talent
series is a sports romance series by myself and Lily Harlem. We have both co-authored
and solo projects in the series, and so far the books have had crossover between
the other books–that is, you can read them as standalones, but certain characters
and events will appear in more than one title. So there’s definitely a chance that
Virginia and Nadia will get another outing in future releases, but they probably
won’t be the main characters.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your readers?
Yes–huge thanks to all of those that buy and read my books.
I couldn’t do this without you–you’re totally awesome!

Author Bio

Lucy Felthouse 
Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic
romance in a variety of Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. Join
her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter
at: http://eepurl.com/gMQb9

subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to
her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best
Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another
string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies,
and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns

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Moonlight Masquerade 
5 Easy Questions is an interview is designed to be quick,
easy, and fun. Today’s guest is Raine Delight.
What is your go-to meal
to order when you dine out? Your favorite “I know it will hit the spot”
item.
If I am at Olive Garden, I always get Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo
as it is one of my favorites there and I just love their Alfredo sauce.
Who is your “book
boyfriend”? You know, that hottie you read about and drool over.
Oh lord I have to pick just one??? Do you know how hard that
is for me. *laughs* Well my all time favorite is Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death
Series. This character hits all my love buttons and then some.
What were you like when
you were in school?
Oh lord have mercy, I was that nerd who liked school and got
school credit for volunteering in the school library all four years of High School.
Would you rather stay
inside and watch snow falling, or get out in it and build a snowman?
For myself, I am not much of a cold weather person so I like
to stay indoors and watch the snow fall while I read a book. My kids sometimes drag
me out to help them in the winter to build snowmen or go sledding.
What was the last movie
you watched (home or theater)?
Last movies were X-Men: Days of Future Past as well as The Amazing
Spiderman at the local drive-in. X-men was really, really awesome and the new spiderman
was okay though I am not a big spiderman fan.

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Title: Moonlight Masquerade
Genre Contemporary M/M Short Story
Author Name Raine Delight
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
It’s Valentine’s weekend and for Skylar Everclear, it’s a holiday
he wishes he could forget. Mysterious roses keep popping up on his doorstep. No
idea what is going, a little disturbed by this secret admirer, he tries to forget
it all since he just got rid of the latest line of loser boyfriends and just wants
to do his job at the local bakery. But when he meets his new neighbor, Marc Douglas,
he finds himself drawn to the quiet young man even as he tries to not let his libido
take over. But on Valentine’s Day, a mysterious rose again pops up with a note to
meet his admirer that night. Will Skylar take a chance that love is right there
waiting for him?

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Her Wild Protector 
There you are, on a tropical island, with a guy who practically
kidnapped you. He says he has a plan to protect you, and so far he’s done a good
job of keeping you safe from two men, one who turns into a cheetah and another who
becomes a panther. Oh, and both of them tried to kill you. This guy is sexy as hell
and the more you learn about him, the more you like him, but that doesn’t change
the fact that he’s irritatingly bossy. Throw in the minor problem that there are
killers after you and you have a pretty good reason to be off-the-charts stressed
out.
How about a session of Tai Chi? This non-aggressive form of martial
art has many benefits, including improved posture, better flexibility and what you
so desperately need, stress reduction. So when the hot guy (who looks even hotter
when he’s doing Tai Chi) suggests you join him in his workout, you agree. And surprise!
After forty minutes of moving through the forms, you’re calmer than you have been
for days.
Tai Chi is a great form of exercise. I’ve done it a few times
and wanted to learn a bit more for the scene in Her Wild Protector, where Marshall
and Tara engage in this activity. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the research. Here
are a few websites to check out if you want to see it in action:
A nice video on YouTube, showing a gold medal champion do The
24 Form:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejB-jBtZqqU
A very nicely put together video of a regular guy doing a Tai
Chi warm up. At least I’m assuming he’s a regular guy. He could actually be a marital
art master!
Watch Jet Li rock his Tai Chi in this movie clip
How about you? What’s your favorite way to reduce stress?

About the Book

Book Title: Her Wild Protector
Since waking up on the floor of her apartment after an electrical
shock, Tara has felt…different. Colors a little
off. Shadows where they shouldn’t be. But hot guys glowing blue light and a cheetah
drinking a cup of coffee? That’s not something you see every day. And why doesn’t
anyone else seem to notice?
The pillar of blue light is Marshall, a Metamorph—a human who
can change at will into an animal or energy form. His human form is damn fine-looking,
but that doesn’t mean he isn’t crazy, with his stories about belonging to a secret
government agency and rogue Metamorphs trying to kill her. Plus he wears sunglasses
indoors—who still does that? But when there’s a panther scratching at her door,
she has no choice but to trust Marshall,
even if it means her life will never be the same.

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Author Bio

Naomi lives in sunny Florida
with the love of her life and a magical calico cat. She writes for various fiction
and non-fiction markets but finds she is drawn to romance because her characters
insist on canoodling and falling madly in love. So she lets them. Occasionally,
however, they go to dark and strange places. She lets them do this also. Her interests
include dancing, motorcycle riding, drumming, and creating healthy meals. She takes
the opportunity to play and have fun whenever possible. Her motto: Never pass up
the opportunity to have an adventure!
Naomi Bellina
Provocative tales of love, lust, passion and magic

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Shadow’s Moon 
Shadow’s Moon: Book 3 of the Kyn Kronicles, 2013 Golden Claddaugh
Finalist
Even a wild heart can be broken…
A blonde, a brunette and a monster walk into a bar and all hell
breaks loose.
It should have been the start of a bad joke, but days from a
full moon Xander Cade, Tracker for the Northwest Motoki Pack, finds nothing funny
about confronting an enraged Shifter in a crowded Portland nightclub filled with unsuspecting humans.
The resulting carnage frays an already thin veil of secrecy shielding the supernatural
Kyn community from public scrutiny, and ensures she can’t escape the one man she’s
been determined to avoid, her Alpha and mate, Warrick Vidis. Dominating, protective
and compelling, Warrick threatens her individuality like no other.
As the Northwest Alpha wolf, compromise isn’t in Warrick Vidis’s
vocabulary, but when his reluctant mate, Xander Cade, refuses to leave off the hunt
for a killer, he has no qualms using whoever or whatever necessary to protect her
or his pack. A series of unusual deaths involving lone wolves, along with anonymous
threats against him and his Pack, begin to jeopardize his normal steely control.
Add in Xander’s continual reluctance to fully accept their Soul bond, and the line
between intellect and instinct begins to blur, leaving him wondering if one woman’s
love and acceptance will be enough to save both man and wolf.
As the danger escalates, threatening not just their Pack but
those closest to them, Warrick and Xander must find a way to trust each other and
accept their rare bond or risk losing everything-their pack, their friends and each
other.
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About the Author

Jami Gray is the award winning, multi-published author of the
Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, and the Paranormal Romantic Suspense series,
PSY-IV Teams. Her latest release, Shadow’s Moon was a Golden Claddaugh Finalist,
and the first in her newest series, Hunted by the Past, hits shelves in July 2014.
She is surrounded by Star Wars obsessed males and a male lab, who masquerades as
a floor rug as she plays with the voices in her head.

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Love Me Not 
Title: Love Me Not
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author Name: Reese Ryan
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Abandoned by a mother who chose drugs over her, Jamie Charles
barely got out of her own addiction alive. Now, she pours her pain into her art
while pouring drinks at a local bar. To Jamie, love is a four-letter word—until
she meets Miles, a charming ad exec with piercing blue eyes who makes no secret
about his desire for her.
Miles Copeland has family demons of his own, but his unhappy
upbringing drove him toward hard work and success. He’s determined to win Jamie
over, and when he finally does, it’s worth every moment he spent waiting. But when
he confesses that he’s falling for her, she panics. Sex is one thing, but love requires
more than she can give.
Jamie can’t deny her feelings, but she’s haunted by her past.
Miles knows his heart, but Jamie’s lingering doubts have him questioning their future.
It might take the threat of losing him forever for her to realize that refusing
to let love in is the worst mistake of all.

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About the Character

Name: Jamie Charles
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Cleveland,
Ohio
Profession: Artist/Bartender
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Describe her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include
any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: Jamie is average height
with a curvy, well-toned body. Jamie has a nose piercing, tattoos and fair skin.
At the beginning of the story her hair is long and black and she favors dramatic
eyes shadow and lipstick. Later in the book she changes her style a bit.
Who is the significant
other in your character’s life?
Miles Copeland. He’s dreamy, handsome, speaks his mind and it
quite persistent. He isn’t afraid of Jamie’s tough, scarred exterior and he’s determined
to win her heart. Thankfully, he succeeds.
How does your heroine
dress?
In the beginning of the book, Jamie favors a darker, edgier look.
I’d describe it as Goth Girl Meets Motorcycle Chick. It fits her mood and the image
she wants to project to the world. She relishes the fact that people find her unapproachable.
How educated is this character?
Is she book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Jamie is a smart girl but she is self-taught and street smart.
She is capable of much more, but deep down she holds the belief that she doesn’t
deserve more.
Does she scrape by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
Jamie is your typical starving artist,
in many ways, but she’s comfortable with her life as it is. However, when she starts
dating Miles she becomes more aware of what she doesn’t have. The difference in
their income levels does add to her insecurities.
What does she have a knack
for doing?
Jamie is a talented artist. She’s especially skilled at drawing
and painting. When she was ten-years-old, the man who Jamie considers to be her
father bought her art supplies after she got in trouble for drawing on a desk at
school.
What is your character’s
family like?
Jamie comes from a broken home and had a very difficult childhood.
Her father left home when she was about ten. Her mother was an alcoholic and drug
addict. Jamie had planned to run away from home at thirteen, but her best friend’s
family took her in and became her legal guardians. She loves them and is fiercely
loyal to them. Yet, she trusts few other people.
Is she close to family?
Jamie is very close to her adopted
family. However, she hasn’t seen her biological father since she was ten and hasn’t
seen her biological mother in more than fifteen years.
If someone from your character’s
past showed up, who would she NOT want it to be, and why?
The last person in the world that Jamie
would want to see is her biological mother, Josephine Charles. Yet, near the outset
of the story, that is exactly what happens. Josephine is trying to get her life
together and wants to make amends with Jamie. This sets off a series of events in
which Jamie is forced to deal with extremely painful secrets from her past that
neither she nor Josephine are truly prepared to face.
Can your heroine keep
a secret?
Yes. Jamie has kept lots of secrets for the two women she considers
her sisters. However, the biggest secret she’s been keeping is about what happened
to her as a young girl. It’s slowly been eating away at her, like a poison, and
making it difficult for her to form a true connection with or trust people outside
of her small circle.
What inner doubt causes
your character the most difficulty?
Being abandoned by her father without so much as a word and watching
her mother choose the man who hurt her over her has left Jamie with the belief that
she is unlovable. She behaves accordingly and avoids relationships at all costs.
Until she met Miles, she was content to live her life this way. Being loved by him
slowly changes her perspective on the matter and her self-perception.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

Why do you think your
writer chose to write about you?
I was a minor character in her debut novel, Making the First
Move, but we really hit it off. To be honest, she was sort of fascinated with me.
She needed to understand what made me tick and to see it all play out. I think she
was also a little taken with Miles and wanted to go back and write our love story
as her way of secretly getting to spend some alone time with him.
What do you wish your
writer had not told others about you?
There are lots of things in my past that are painful and that
I’m not especially proud of. Reese put it all out there. Honestly, I didn’t appreciate
it initially. Yet, if she hadn’t I’d never have been able to truly love Miles. So
I thank her for that. I also hope my story gives hope to other women who might be
suffering from insecurity, self-loathing and self-doubt in the wake of a sexual
assault.
Was there anything your
writer discovered about you that was a surprise to one or both of you?
Learning the truth regarding my deeply-held beliefs about myself
came as a surprise to me. I go on quite a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance
in this story. However, I think Reese was just as surprised by the reasons behind
some of my bad choices. This book was a collaboration between the two of us. I’m
pretty sure my name should be listed as fictional co-author.
What other character from
your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
There are three other characters in my story who also deserve
their own happy endings: my friend, Lisa who works with me; Miles’s little sister,
Kari; and my other childhood friend, Xavier Hunt. There are some very emotional
scenes between Ex and me in this story. Ex deserves to find a woman who will love
him the way he deserves. Several readers have requested his story, so I hope Reese
is sitting in her chair, plotting his story out right now.

Author Bio

Reese Ryan writes sexy, contemporary fiction filled with colorful
characters and sinfully-sweet romance. She secretly enjoys torturing her heroines
with family and career drama, reformed bad boys, revealed secrets, and the occasional
identity crisis, but always rewards them with a happily ever after.

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Honor C 
Title Honor C
Genre Contemporary Romance Fiction
Author Name C. Zampa
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
When Honor Castillo convinces himself he isn’t gay, he begins
a new life. He ends his affair with his lover, Jorge Villagomez, and marries Rebecca
to establish a life with her as a respected San Antonio businessman. They have a son and he
tells himself he is happy.
Eleven years later, Jorge returns to San Antonio, and his path crosses with Honor’s
once more. The flame of their passion never died, and neither did Jorge’s love for
Honor.
When Jorge approaches Honor to design his studio, Honor believes
he can walk the line between friendship and lovers. But when a sudden crisis threatens
to take Jorge from him forever, Honor must choose between his duty and his heart.
Most of all, he’s forced to decide what he’s willing to lose in order to be true
to who he really is.

Interview with Honor Castillo

Tell us about yourself,
please.
I’m a successful Hispanic businessman in San Antonio. I’m married to my college sweetheart,
Rebecca, and we have a son, Michael.
What is it that you want,
but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
All my life I’ve wanted to just be who and what I was. Gay.
What’s your internal limitation?
Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need
to do during this story?
My love and loyalty to my wife and son. My fear of losing my
family if I came out of the closet. My fear and shame that was beaten into me by
my father when I was a boy, though, has been one of the biggest nails on my closet
door.
What inner doubt causes
you the most difficulty?
The pain, the horrible, pain that would be caused if I came out
of the closet. My successful business position in the community and what would happen
if I came out as a homosexual.
What’s your external complication?
In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
The biggest complication to enter my life was a lover from my
past. Jorge Villagomez. I’d left him behind long ago and locked myself in the closet,
hoped he would always just be a secret from my past. But, when he returned to my
world, I knew my love for him had never died. It was stronger than ever.
Tell us about your significant
other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
At the risk of being hated, my life is divided between two significant
others. My wife, Rebecca and Jorge. And that is my pain. A love and respect for
the woman I married, who I truly love, and an equal love for the man I loved since
I was a kid.
What would that person
say about you?
Oddly, they would both say the same thing, but from different
points of view. That, although I am a loyal, good man who would do anything for
those I love, I am also a miserable mess. A man torn between two lives—my straight
life and being the homosexual who I really am.
What is your family like?
We are a typical family. Happy. Deep into our Hispanic heritage.
What special skills do
you rely on?
Skills. Funny, I never thought of having skills. I am, though,
a talented and innovative architect.
If someone from your past
showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
Jorge, of course. With him comes the pounding on my tight closet
door. And, most of all, my father. A man who hated me, who was ashamed of me.
Are you happy with the
way your story ended? Why or why not?
Very happy. It was a painful road, my coming out. I did hurt
my wife, I confused my son. But, in time—because ultimately she loved me enough—Rebecca
came to terms as best she could with my homosexuality. And, after an equally rocky
road, I finally reunited with my soul mate, Jorge.

About the Writer

You have the length of
a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let’s see what you can
do.
Ha! That’s a good one! Let me see…Nah, I can’t describe myself.
Why did you choose to
write about this character?
I simply love Hispanic culture and the character was inspired
by one of my favorite crushes, Hispanic actor Eduardo Yanez. Personality, looks,
everything. It felt good to turn a passion for a type of man into a character.
Was there anything you
discovered about this character that was a surprise to you? When you wrote about
this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad? Happy?
That he was beautiful. He was NOT perfect, as he was a big man,
had been a big kid. Sad because of other imperfections. Sad because he was going
to do some things, in his struggle to finally come out, that would hurt others,
that would make him seem selfish, that would make him seem weak. But it was who
he was, and it was real. Not easy to make a character have flaws that you knew readers
would not like.
Why do you write?
I know it’s cliché, but it’s true: because I can’t NOT write.
But, then, too, I’ve always had this huge, huge world of folks in my head. And since
I can’t paint of sing about them, I have to produce them in the only other means
I know. Writing them.
What do you want to write
next?
I’m already into a story, another Hispanic set of characters,
only a bit darker than ‘Honor C’. A story where a horrific event that happened years
ago ends up being an unsuspected bond between the two main characters.
What other character from
this book do you want to write about? Care to tell us why?
The supporting character, Gabriel Barbosa, who had loved one
of the MC’s (Jorge). Just one of those guys you write, who you don’t plan to be
awfully significant, but then—ouch—you kind of like him a lot and want to write
him, to explore him further.
Are any sequels planned
for this book?
Actually, there is a sequel. The book was left with what readers
keep calling a ‘happy for now’. I want to go beyond and let the readers have that
conclusive happy ending.

Author Bio

C. Zampa’s earliest stories were not written words, but drawings.
Adventures, romances—all drawn in comic book style, complete with dialogue bubbles.
Countless hours were spent in her room with her Mead Academie sketch pad and pencils.
While the stereo headphones piped the classics into her ears, she feverishly sketched
the wonderful characters who lived in her head, creating little vignettes for them.
Even her early drawings reflected romance as she felt it—erotic,
sensual, natural, uninhibited.
In her pseudo-hippie days of high school, she began to write.
Her teachers encouraged her to take her writing seriously, but to her it was strictly
for pleasure. Once entering the working world, she left writing behind; but, a few
years ago, overwhelmed by a need to create, she opened a blank document and began
to write again and has not stopped since.

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Amazon Author Page:

http://www.amazon.com/C.-Zampa/e/B004QSDSG0/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1402760970&sr=1-2-ent

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