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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Winter Interlude: An American Revolutionary Novelette by Regina Kammer @Kammerotica #RLFblog #HistoricalRomance #LGBTQRegina Kammer, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Winter Interlude: An American Revolutionary Novelette (American Revolutionary Tales 2) by Regina Kammer

Genre Historical erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
On a cold winter’s night in 1778, two patriot soldiers recall their first sensual encounter and ponder their future together with the women they love.
Winter’s icy weather is not the only chill to descend upon New York’s Fort Revolution in January of 1778. Discontent hangs heavy in the air between Lieutenant Patrick Hamilton and Captain Samuel Taylor during an evening’s respite from America’s war for independence.
Reminiscing brings a realization of their emotional and physical connection to each other. Will memories be enough to rouse reconciliation?
Winter Interlude: An American Revolutionary Novelette (American Revolutionary Tales Book 2) is a prequel and interquel companion story to The General’s Wife: An American Revolutionary Tale, delving into the relationship between Captain Samuel Taylor and Lieutenant Patrick Hamilton. Much of the action of Winter Interlude takes place in the gap between Chapter Twenty-Three and Chapter Twenty-Four of The General’s Wife.
This novelette edition includes a bonus story set during the American Revolution, “On the Eighteenth of January, ’78; or, A Night At Valley Forge”:
During the American Revolution’s infamous winter of ’77-’78 at Valley Forge, two soldiers fanboy over their charismatic leader, General George Washington.
American Revolutionary Tales
Book 1: The General’s Wife: An American Revolutionary Tale
Book 2: Winter Interlude: An American Revolutionary Novelette

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Regina Kammer Social Media

Regina is a librarian, an art historian, and an award-nominated, best-selling, multi-published writer of erotica and historical erotic romance. Her short stories and novels make history sexier, whether the era is Roman, Byzantine, Viking, American Revolution, or Victorian. She’s even sexed up contemporary settings, Steampunk, and Greco-Roman mythology. She has been published by Cleis Press, Go Deeper Press, Ellora’s Cave, House of Erotica, Story Ink, The Naughty Literati, and her own imprint, Viridium Press. She began writing historical fiction with romantic elements during National Novel Writing Month 2006, switching to erotica when all her characters suddenly demanded to have sex.
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Fiction Furbaby: Meet Bartholomew a Racoon Familiar from Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes by Michelle M Pillow @MichellePillow @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsMichelle M Pillow, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about your book.

Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes by Michelle M Pillow

Genre: Cozy Mystery Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Welcome to Lucky Valley where nothing is quite what it seems.
Lily Goode wasn’t aware she had an inheritance waiting for her in the form of a huge Victorian house in Lucky Valley, Colorado. Life might finally be coming together for her. That is if you don’t count the endless home repairs, dealing with eccentric Aunt Polly who claims they’re both witches, and Nolan Dawson the handsome home inspector who seems to have it out for her, then, sure, life is grand. Oh, and not to mention the strange hallucinations and garden gnomes who are far more than lawn ornaments.
If mysterious accidents don’t do her in, then the rebellious gnomes just might. With the help of Aunt Polly, it’s up to Lily to discover who’s sabotaging her new home and trying to drive the Goodes out of Lucky Valley once and for all.

Meet Bartholomew from Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes

Full name: Bartholomew
Gender: Male
Species: Racoon
Physical description: A rather large racoon. He’s been eating well.
Relationship to main character: Her brother’s new familiar.
Relationship to the villain/antagonist: He doesn’t have time for that sort of thing.
Where this furbaby came from: He’s been living in the walls of the Victorian house Lily Goode just inherited.
What inspired you to create this character?
As one often does, I was watching adorable animal videos on the internet and saw one of a racoon riding on the windshield of a car. It reminded me of the incredibly well-fed racoon that would come each evening to eat the food I’d put out for the stray cat who moved into my yard. He’d sneak a hand forward and grab a piece. The cats didn’t care.
What does the main character think about this furbaby?
I don’t Lily Goode is thrilled by the idea of wildlife living in her new home.
How do other characters react to or interact with this furbaby?
Dante Goode, the heroine’s brother, gets off to a rough start with Bartholomew. I can’t give too much away because of spoilers.
What is this furbaby’s natural habitat?
The walls and floor of the Goode’s third story storage area.
What about this furbaby will readers like, and why?
What’s not to love about any furbaby? Bartholomew is mischievous and does his own thing. He also causes a little trouble.

About Lord Winston, Lady Annabelle, Princess Fiona, and Bunny

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Bartholomew a Racoon Familiar from Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes by Michelle M Pillow @MichellePillow @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsThis post is called Fiction Furbaby, but perhaps your own pet does not have fur. If you have a pet that has fins, wings, scales, or other features, please tell us about them here.
Winston and Anna are English Bulldogs and are about 12 years old now. Fiona is a Schipperke, and full of adorable tricks to con people out of treats. Bunny is a stray cat who adopted us.
Which, if any of the pets in your writing are modeled after your own pets? In what way?
Winston and Anna are English Bulldogs. In the series, Warlocks MacGregor, one of the uncles has an English Bulldog he enchanted to never age. I think a lot of us wish we has that kind of magic.
What do your pets do when you are writing?
Fiona patrols the house and makes sure everything is in order. Bunny’s domain is the garage and front bushes. I’m pretty sure she just rolls around in dirt all day collecting fur-leaves. Winston is content to find strange places to sleep (or he tries to sneak into my husband’s office). Anna is a resident of under my desk.
What’s the most unusual pet you ever had?
We rescued a baby duck. I taught him how to swim in the bathtub.
Describe a toy or favorite item your pet loves.
Fiona is my playful one. She hoards all the toys. I count five in a pile on her bed right now.

Where to buy Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes

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Michelle M Pillow Social Media

NYT and USAT Bestselling Author Michelle M Pillow is an award-winning romance writer with over 100 published books over the course of her nearly 15-year career. She is best known for her Quirlixen World including the series: Dragon Lords, Space Lords, Lords of the Var, Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides, and more.
Michelle is always up for a new adventure or challenge, whether it’s a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She was a refugee extra on SyFy’s Z Nation.
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Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column.
Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting.
Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.


Read free: Chaos by Kayelle Allen #SciFi #FreeBookFriday #RLFblogWelcome to FreeBook Friday

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Chaos, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

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As king of the immortal Ultras, Pietas ap Lorectic rules his people with an iron fist and a heart of stone. Or so he would have you believe. The man behind the myth is a scientist, deep thinker, brilliant strategist, and passionate lover. He has shared his thoughts on chaos with few. This book is a collection of quotes on the concept by the man known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos.
Thirty beautifully illustrated quotes.
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Daron's Guitar Chronicles by Cecilia Tan #FreeBookFriday #ReadDaron’s Guitar Chronicles by Cecilia Tan

Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Coming out and coming of age in the days of AIDS, MTV, Reaganomics, and Just Say No.
Daron Marks is a young guitar player with a dream, make it big like the guys he grew up idolizing in New Jersey–or at least escape his dysfunctional family. He makes it as far as music school in Rhode Island, and the rock clubs of Boston beckon him. But it’s hard to succeed from the closet.
Ziggy Ferias is an art school dropout who dreams of fame. One day he sees a guitarist busking in the park, and his entire vision of his future changes.
A story of how finding one’s self is key to finding love, and loving one’s self is key to loving another.
Winner of the Rose and Bay Award for Crowdfunded Fiction!
“For me, Daron is one of those rare fictional characters that I have a hard time believing does not actually exist on the physical plane. He is just too real. Part of it is that Daron is only a couple of years older than me and the way the 80s are brought to life here reminds me very much of my own coming of age: the musical references, the language, the AIDS scare, the technology, the hair… Most of all, though, it is the fact that Daron is an extremely well written character. He grows and changes and engages.”
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Programmed To Please by Jenna Ives

Programmed to Please by Jenna Ives #FreeBookFriday #ReadVery human Tau Cetus police agent Jai Turner goes undercover as a Beautiful Dolls sex robot in order to bring down the planet’s most notorious arms dealer, Marque Callex. The police have never been able to get close to Callex, and Jai’s assignment is to coax information out of Marque on his illicit dealings – information that will lead to his conviction.
Reclusive arms dealer Marque Callex only accepted an invitation from Beautiful Dolls because with his deadly line of work – and the dangerous secrets he’s keeping – he can’t afford to let a real woman into his life.
But neither Jai nor Marque are what they seem, and their week together has consequences neither expect.
HOLT Medallion merit award-winner
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I enjoyed reading this quirky, interesting and fast-paced futuristic romance. With all of the twists and turns, I couldn’t help turning the pages and desperately wanting to know how things would pan out. I thoroughly enjoyed Programmed To Please and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this book. — 4.5 stars, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
Quirky, fun, and action-packed. It was DEFINITELY worth the read! — Smitten By Reading
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Marrying Mr Wrong by Robin Michaela

Marrying Mr Wrong by Robin Michaela #FreeBookFriday #ReadSarah Burkes is too busy to date, much less marry. So when she wakes up with an incredibly sexy, naked man in her bed and a wedding ring on her finger, she knows it’s a Big Mistake. She went to Isla del Tesoro to be a bridesmaid, not a bride.
Ryder Evans is stunned to awaken with a beautiful new wife by his side. Especially since she’s a woman he doesn’t even remember. The last thing he recalls is being the best man at his brother’s wedding, yet this woman is wearing a wedding ring. And so is he.
No matter how attracted they are to each other, Sarah and Ryder know their marriage can’t last. As soon as they get back from the island, they’re getting a quick divorce.
But a week in paradise might change everything. It might just turn Mr. Wrong into Mr. Exactly Right.
This is a steamy romance novelette meant for readers 18+.
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Master Me by Sayara St Clair #FreeBookFriday #ReadMaster Me by Sayara St Clair

Trixie Meier, a club submissive who’s tired of being pushed around, has decided she’d rather be on the other end of the whip. She’s set her sights on Xavier Adams—the most enigmatic and unapproachable man in the club. Xavier’s a regular Mr. Darcy. If Mr. Darcy was covered in tattoos, wore black leather, and was built like a Sherman tank.
Xavier has big secrets, and he keeps them behind an impenetrable wall of intimidation he employs to keep everyone at a healthy distance. Everyone but Trixie. The irrepressibly feisty sprite isn’t afraid to get all up in his face, in the worst and best ways. He’s convinced himself she’s far too sweet for the likes of him…just before he starts stalking her.
When he discovers Trixie doesn’t want to submit to him, but master him instead, Xavier’s sure it’s the most ridiculous thing he’s ever heard. A big, scary guy like him, submitting to what has to be the tiniest Mistress known to BDSM kind? Ludicrous.
But Trixie packs a lot of woman in a small package. And Xavier’s about to learn sometimes the old adage is true—the bigger you are, the harder you fall.
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Chaos at the Compound by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #CozyMysteryKaren Cino, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Chaos at the Compound (Book 2) by Karen Cino

Genre Cozy Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13

Connie Acosta is officially a resident in the fifty-five and older community her best friend Sara Mazza lives in. Her baker’s kitchen is almost complete and she has met Vic, another resident who is crazy about her. Meanwhile, Sara finds herself in the mist of a love triangle with Vic’s friend Jack and Warren, a police officer at the local station.
When Sara received a call from her friend at the clubhouse saying there is a dead body floating in the outdoor pool, the women rush there to check things out, getting themselves involved in another investigation, especially when Sara finds a few blue pills scattered in the grass that she didn’t turn into the police.
Who said seniors can’t get into trouble and fall in love again.


Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
Yes. I write Women’s Fiction, Cozy Mysteries and Contemporary Romance
How do you come up with ideas?…
Ideas just pop-up in my mind. Sometimes I’ll have a dream with a fragment of an idea. Most times life itself is the foundation of my plots.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
For me it’s outlining. I need a path to keep me on track.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first book “Roses” in 1989. As an infant my son had his nights and days mixed up. That’s when I wrote the story long hand during the night.


Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Red
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth Cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
City life or country life? City Life
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Both

Where to buy New Beginnings/Chaos at the Compound

Publisher Mandolay Press

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
Karen is a member of Romance Writer’s of America, Liberty States Fiction’s Writers Association and Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association.
Currently, Karen is working on a Cozy Mystery Series and Women’s Fiction Series.
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Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 by Milou Koenings @MilouKoenings #RLFblog #NewRelease #sweetromanceMilou Koenings, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 by Milou Koenings

Genre Sweet Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
When a supermodel with a string of bad news boyfriends “wins” a volunteer firefighter at a charity bachelor auction, Rose and Ryan might both discover they’ve found their perfect Christmas match. A fun and romantic holiday tale set in the fictional town of Green Pines, Illinois.
The Mistletoe Bachelor Auction is part of Sweet Christmas Kisses 5, a box set of nince sweet romance novellas, from USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and award-winning authors. Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 brings you heartwarming contemporary romances that celebrate the joy of the season around the world, including in snowy Maine and the sun-kissed skies of Florida, the mountains of Colorado, small-town Illinois and South Carolina, New York to San Francisco, and even the glittering lights of Paris and the old-world charm of Florence. The Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 bundle features all-new, standalone novellas that will make you smile and fill your heart with the Christmas spirit.
Why did you write this book?
The book was spark by a conversation I overheard when I was standing in line somewhere. The two women waiting in front me were sharing the stories of how they’d met their husbands. One of them said that she’d met hers when her friends “bought” him for her at a bachelor auction. Well, that was just too good a scenario not to make it into a book someday! The idea was percolating in my mind for a long time. So, when I was invited to be part of the Sweet Christmas Kisses 5, a box set of nine standalone novellas, I thought this was the perfect time to write it. What better Christmas gift than true love?
The Mistletoe Bachelor Auction is the sixth book in the Green Pines Romance series. The hero appeared in the very first book in that series, when he was just a troubled teenager. I loved him then and always wondered what kind of man he’d grow into and how he’d get his life together. It was so gratifying to discover that he’d turned into such a great guy!
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance, of course. Love’s the greatest gift, so who wouldn’t want to read about it? Plus, the older I get, the more I crave those happy endings.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
That depends on what I’m reading at any given moment. Right now, I’m loving Molly Weasley all over again. (It’s my annual Harry Potter binge-reading month!)
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m busy writing a brand-new sweet romance series to be released early next year. It’s a trilogy focused on three friends who go into business together. I’m having a lot of fun with it.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
In October, I’m launching The Gift of Yesterday, which is actually book five of the Green Pines Romance series. The Mistletoe Bachelor Auction will be out as a stand-alone in November (although you can’t beat the Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 deal–nine books for the price of one–so get it now!). The new series is slated for release early next year, which should also see the release of the next Green Pines novel.

Where to buy Sweet Christmas Kisses 5

Publisher Camden Park Press
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Milou Koenings Social Media

USA Today bestselling author Milou Koenings writes heartwarming romance novels because sweet stories with happy endings are like chocolate – they bring joy to the world and so make it a better place. She’s lived all over the world, working as an editor and newspaper columnist, but loves staying home with her family most of all. She’s the author of the Green Pines Romance series.
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Meet the hot firefighters in Hooked on a Phoenix by Ashlyn Chase @GoddessAsh #RLFblog #paranormal romantic comedyAshlyn Chase, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please introduce us to your heroes.

Hi, there! I’m Ashlyn Chase and I’m here to interview two of my heroes!

They’re brothers, best friends, roommates, and firefighters in neighboring fire houses. It was impossible to separate their stories, so I told them both in the same book! More than a Phoenix releases Sept 25, 2018
Noah: We know who you are. You’re the one that put us through hell.
Dante: Don’t listen to my brother. People think he’s a hothead, but he only gets upset when other people are being mistreated.
Ashlyn: Did I mistreat anyone you cared about, Noah?
(bursts out laughing)
Dante: It wasn’t too bad for me. I had a second chance with a girl from high school who was completely out of my league at that time.
Noah: She wasn’t out of your league. You used that as an excuse not to ask her out, because you were chicken.
Dante: I admit I could have tried harder, but the timing just wasn’t right. It turned out to be perfect timing when we saw each other six years later on that rainy day at the bus stop.
Noah: Yeah. I doubt anyone but you would have given her a ride, considering she was talking to someone who wasn’t there.
Dante: (sighs) She wasn’t crazy and I knew that. I wasn’t sure what was going on and neither was she. She’d never seen a ghost before.
Noah: I still can’t believe they left her sitting in the hallway outside the ER for an hour!
Dante: Yeah, it was nice of you to look out for a friend, but you practically went to war with the ER doctor.
Noah: (grinning) Yeah, Kizzy Samuels. She might be a petite brunette, but she wasn’t taking any of my crap. I’m glad she was on duty that day, and even gladder that we ran into each other later when she was off duty.
Dante: I’m glad too. Both of you were relaxed and had a chance to make up. The kissing came later.
Noah: Har har.
Dante: You know, Ashlyn, I do have one beef with you.
Ashlyn: Oh? What’s that?
Why is Noah on the cover instead of me? I’m the better looking brother!
Noah: Hey!
Ashlyn: Relax you two. I had nothing to do with it. My publisher and their art department make the covers.
So why didn’t they put both of us on it?
Ashlyn: Because at first glance it might look like a gay romance.
Oh. My. God. I like my brother and everything, but…
Noah: (laughing)
Ashlyn: It’s a branding thing. (shrugs) So, changing the subject… You’re shapeshifting phoenixes.
Yeah. Pretty handy in a fire. If the worst happens, we can reincarnate out of the ashes.
Dante: But our ‘fire’ didn’t have anything to do with our jobs. Noah blew up our own house–on purpose!
Noah: You knew it had to be done for the good of man and woman-kind. There was no other way.
Dante: Well, as much of a pain in the ass it was to stay in baby bird form until we reached maturity, I’m still glad we made the sacrifice.
Ashlyn: Yes. You guys really took me by surprise there.
We like to keep you on your toes.
Ashlyn: You sure do.
So, what’s next for us?
Ashlyn: You’ll just have to complete the series and find out.
I’ll bet the next book has to do with our baby brother.
Ashlyn: You mean the youngest Fierro? Luca is hardly a baby.
Yeah, but we’re his older brothers, so we can call him that. Until Luca was born the rest of us called Noah the baby.
Ashlyn: I’m sure. And look how he turned out. He’s the tallest of all of you.
Yeah, look how I turned out? The biggest, bravest—
Dante: Oh, pulease…
Ashlyn: Let’s tell everyone where they can find your story. It comes out today! Sept 25th!

Hooked on a Phoenix by Ashlyn Chase

Genre Light Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Misty Carlisle works as a bank teller in Boston’s financial district. She’s had more rotten luck in her life than most, except when her childhood crush shows up to open an account. Then her heart races and her mouth goes dry.
Gabe Fierro is a firefighter–and a phoenix. Like his brothers, his biggest challenge is finding love. When his boyhood friend asks him to watch over his little sister Misty, he reluctantly agrees. When the bank is held up Gabe does everything he can to protect her, even if it means locking the two of them in the bank’s vault during the robbery.

Where to buy Hooked on a Phoenix

Publisher Sourcebooks
Universal book link

Ashlyn Chase Social Media

Ashlyn Chase describes herself as an Almond Joy bar. A little nutty, a little flaky, but sweet, wanting only to give readers satisfying stories that leave them smiling.
She worked as an RN for 20 years, but now writes full time. She’s a multi-published, award winning author of paranormal romantic comedies, represented by the Seymour Agency.
She lives in NH with her true superhero husband Mr. Amazing (who looks like Hugh Jackman if you squint.)
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