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Know the Heroine from Second Chances by Alana Lorens #RLFblog #romantic suspenseAlana Lorens, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Second Chances by Alana Lorens

Genre romantic suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
When Inessa Regan gets a pink slip, laid off from her law firm at the age of 42 without prospects, she’s sure her life is over. She hides from the world, until her neighbor brings her a client, a young Iraq war veteran dying of cancer.
Kurt Lowdon only wants to make sure his affairs are in order should the worst happen, but meeting Inessa gives him encouragement on the road to recovery. His quest to help her realize her self-worth leads them into dangers they never expected, as horrors from the war and long-hidden family secrets come back to haunt them.

Know the Heroine from Second Chances

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Inessa gets lonely at night. She’d dig out some Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey and chill with Netflix
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Definitely sweets. She’s an ice cream addict, but any chocolate or cookies would do in a pinch.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
She’s been a little overweight for years, so she prefers loose, light, comfortable clothing rather than the suits her law form required her to wear to court.
Does she know how to fix things?
Legally? She’s a family law attorney, so she knows how to fix a lot of people’s problems! Other people, that is. She’s not really great at dealing with her own problems—or anything tech-y.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Inessa noticed that the young woman living in the apartment over her rented office has many bruises and a subdued attitude. She knows that this woman is being battered, and she knows how she can help through legal remedies. But Inessa can’t keep her mouth shut over the indignity and smack-talks the abuser, trying to get him to back off. Unfortunately, it just escalates the situation.
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
She’s awkward. She’s never had children, and being a child for her was a nightmare, living with a single father who always skipped out on his bills. So she would likely have lollipops in the office to bribe them to behave.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
She hates waking up, but once she’s awake, she can’t lay in bed. She has to get up, get dressed and start doing things.
Can she use chopsticks?
Sure. One at a time. To stab sweet and sour chicken. And dumplings.
Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?
There’s nothing better in life than a good cup of coffee with just the right amount of cream and sugar and flavoring.
What apps would she have on her phone?
Rewards programs, and probably an electronic wrist-type tracker which she’d keep resetting because she’d always forget to use it.
Android or iPhone?
Android. She’s not tech-savvy, and just buys something without many bells and whistles.
Earrings or unpierced ears?
Pierced ears, and usually wearing something tasteful. As she begins opening up a little, she uses brighter, danglier earrings to make herself feel pretty
Tattoos or unadorned skin?
No needles!!! No thank you!
Personal vehicle or public transport?
She has a car, several long years old. She doesn’t feel financially secure enough to buy a new one yet.
Recycle or toss?
All good girls recycle, don’t they?
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Second Chances

Publisher http://www.zumayapublications.com/ebook-store/second-chances/
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Second-Chances-Alana-Lorens-ebook/dp/B008CVY09Q
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/second-chances-alana-lorens/1111662223
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/second-chances-2

Alana Lorens Social Media

Alana Lorens always dreamed of being able to handle the drama and intrigue in everyday life. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of seven with a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.
Website https://wordpress.com/page/alana-lorens.com/21
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AlanaLorens/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4829967.Alana_Lorens
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alana-Lorens/e/B005GE0WBC/

 

Know the Heroine from Courting the Stationmaster's Daughter by Juli D Revezzo @julidrevezzo #RLFblog #historicalromanceJuli D Revezzo, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter by Juli D Revezzo

Genre: Historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
After Honorine Camden is jilted, leaving her stunned and sparking a scandal in her tiny London borough of Wallflower, she’s devastated. But when she overhears her father, the stationmaster, talking about arranging a party for their newly-minted underground railway station, she volunteers to help. Although she’s intrigued with the handsome assistant stationmaster, Shane MacIntyre, she never expects to fall head-over-heels in love with him. Unfortunately, one tragic accident might derail everything.

Know the Heroine from Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Since you said it’s late, Honorine will usually pull out her collection of dried flowers, and sort through them–or pick up a book. Her go-to is anything on natural history, but right now, she’s trying to finish Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Apple fritters.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
Her long dress with the holly garland around the hem and cuffs is her favorite. If she can forgo the bustle, she’s most comfortable without it.
Does she know how to fix things?
Not really. She can dig a post hole, though. Anything gardening related that can be applied to fixing anything? She could do that.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Where do we start? She’s trying to organize this party, you see, and every little detail seems to keep spiraling out of control. She’s only got a week left, and still no venue, and then, there was this little thing of the train wreck on her father’s route…
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
Stiff and quiet. She’s not really a child person.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Groggy, usually misses her father leaving early. But lately, she’s finding it hard to sleep so, has been getting up with the household staff, before dawn.
How does she handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
Usually quiet and demure. If there are friends around, she prefers to sit and talk with them.
Maid or takes care of herself?
She has a maid but can take care of herself, if necessary.
Proper dress or casual clothes?
Proper dress.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
Rolled up.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
Natural hair, usually braided.
Carriage or horseback?
Underground train, if you please! J It’s the newest, latest way to get from Wallflower to London and points beyond. (Plus, her father, and her beloved, run the subway station in Wallflower, so it’s almost required conveyance for Honorine.)
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Courting the Stationmaster’s Daughter

Publisher: Raven Queen Publications
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/38hlot

Juli D Revezzo Social Media

Juli D Revezzo writes fantasy and romantic stories filled in with elements garnered from a lifetime love affair with magic, myth, witches, wizards, and fated lovers and legend. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, steampunk historical romances Vesta’s Clockwork Companions, Watchmaker’s Heart, and short stories published in Eternal Haunted Summer, Luna Station Quarterly, among others. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
Website: https://www.julidrevezzo.com/
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Blog: http://julismapsroom.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/julidrevezzo
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julidrevezzo/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Juli-D.-Revezzo/e/B008AHVTLO
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jewelsraven/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5782712.Juli_D_Revezzo

 

Know the Heroine from A Mermaid's Wish by Lyncee Shillard @lyncee #RLFblog #PNR #RomanticSuspenseLyncee Shillard, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

A Mermaid’s Wish by Lyncee Shillard

Genre paranormal romance suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Aislynn is a mermaid who has watched humans from afar for thousands of years. A negotiator for Neptune, she wonders, what it would be like to feel anything but especially passion the way humans do when they have sex. The truth is mermaids can’t feel emotions of any kind and hot sex is one of those experiences she wishes for. When the opportunity to become a human – temporarily – presents itself, she takes it.
Finley McCormock is a hard-core, tough as nails divorce attorney who represents rich women leaving their husbands. He has no time to do pro-bono environmental work like his colleagues or to fall in love himself. Why bother? He knows how marriages end. But, his new housekeeper, as odd as she is, gives him a hard on he has to take care of. The good news is Aislynn seems more than happy to oblige. She is his sexual fantasy come true, from the mid-day office visit that includes a spanking session to the trip to Trinker’s Sex Toys. Aislynn is willing to try anything.
But, when Aislynn’s past catches up with her, Finley will have to decide if his attraction for Aislynn goes further than the surface of the water. Does he really want to get in deep with his mermaid?

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Watch TV – in Atlantis there is no television. She’s sort of addicted to Chopped ;-)
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Doughnuts.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
Actually, the one thing she doesn’t like about being human is wearing clothes
Does she know how to fix things?
Nope. She’s not even sure what some things are :-D
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Her goal is to experience all human emotions – mermaids are void of emotions – so she kisses a random stranger. It doesn’t go well. She tells him he isn’t good at kissing because wanted to moan and no moaning happened but thanks him for sharing the emotion of disappointment with her.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Goes for a swim.
Does she drink coffee? If so, how does she take it? If not, what does she drink instead?
She’s about trying various kinds. While, Atlantis has coffee but just plain. She loves flavors especially hazelnut.
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy A Mermaid’s Wish

iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-mermaids-wish/id1423616709
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940155671657
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-mermaid-s-wish-1
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R4GNDMC/

Lyncee Shillard Social Media

I live in the cold Northern Michigan (the place of four seasons – they lie! It’s just different levels of winter) with my husband. Our children have begun their own adventures, and just as I got into the swing of empty nest, my grandson came to live with us. Now I’m doing six again… they argue everything just case you forgot. And I remember why I eat doughnuts.
When I’m not hanging out with the six year-old, I’m writing, reading, crocheting, and making self-care products. I also enjoy taking pictures. I’m not claiming to have a talent it’s just something I like to do.
Blog https://lynceeshillard.wordpress.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/lyncee
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Romance-with-a-Bang-422236758284798
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3344793.Lyncee_Shillard
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyncee-Shillard/e/B007WGBKYK/

 

Know Cassandra Hudson from The Man of Her Dreams by Dee S Knight @DeeSKnight #RLFblog #PNR #mysteryDee S Knight, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

The Man of Her Dreams by Dee S Knight

Genre Erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Cassandra Hudson has traveled across country to a small town in South Carolina to find a tall man with deep, blue eyes that she’s only met in her dreams. She’s desperate to solve a mystery that involves her husband who has been dead for over two years. Trouble is, her dream man wants to solve the mysteries of her body more than help her find a solution to her problem.
When Dan Morgan stops to help a beautiful woman on the side of the road outside his hometown, he doesn’t realize that she will drag him into the world of the paranormal in an effort to find out what happened to her husband and the half million dollars he was accused of stealing. What he does realize is the strong attraction he feels for her, despite his distrust of anything mystical. And the undeniable power she holds over him using her sexy body as a lure.
Love will make it both easier and harder for them to find the answers they need.

Know the Heroine from The Man of Her Dreams

It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Cassandra’s profession is creative and artistic—she is a renowned painter and fabric artist. She’s rarely bored because her mind is always teeming with ideas of what to do next. But she loves reading so when boredom does strike, she can pick up a good book. During the day, she would take a walk—she lives in beautiful San Francisco so walking refreshes the mind as well as inspired new ideas.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
Pie. She loves a well-made pie and she indulges in peach pie on her first night in South Carolina.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
Loose, comfortable. When she’s working she needs to be able to move freely, so nothing tight or restrictive.
Does she know how to fix things?
Not really. She can change a lightbulb. As a widow she doesn’t have a man around to “fix” things. But her best friend lives next door and her husband is willing and happy to help with things Cassandra can’t handle.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
She tried to persuade Dan Morgan to help her solve the mystery of her dreams. She’s been dreaming about Dan—a man she doesn’t know—for months. She knows he’s at the heart of why and how her husband died. But… Dan is a former policeman and a realist. He has no use for psychics or mumbo jumbo. She approached him in the worst way and ensured that he wouldn’t help.
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
Cassandra loves children but she isn’t around them very much. She stands back and takes time to know them. She’s not one of those women who steps forward to hold the new baby first.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Cassandra has a very even temperament. She wakes up easily and doesn’t get off kilter often.
How does she act around people who don’t know what she is?
Fame and the accompanying fortune is nice but it’s not what motivates her. Therefore, she is very down to earth and easy to be with and talk to. With Dan she might be a little too nice and accommodating, but that is something she has to figure out for herself.
Will she let a worker handle things or do it herself?
Sure. She’s not a control freak. But she does have pretty exacting standards, so that doesn’t mean that she won’t examine the task, whatever it is, when it’s finished.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Pierced earrings. She uses accessories when she dresses to go out but not on a daily basis.
Personal vehicle or public transport?
In San Francisco, public transport whenever possible. But she drove her car across country in her search for the man of her dreams!
Recycle or toss?
Recycle, definitely! It’s for the good of the planet, and why waste things that can be reused?
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy The Man of Her Dreams

Publisher http://liquidsilverpublishing.com/product/the-man-of-her-dreams/
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Man-Her-Dreams-Dee-Knight-ebook/dp/B0041OSYGS/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-man-of-her-dreams-dee-s-knight/1017476569

Dee S Knight Social Media

A few years ago, Dee S Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. Dee loves writing erotic romance and sharing her stories with you. She hopes you enjoy!
Website: https://nomadauthors.com
Blog: http://nomadauthors.com/blog
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DeeSKnight
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeeSKnight2018
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/265222.Dee_S_Knight
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B079BGZNDN

 

Meet Hailey Langley from Finding Euphoria by C Becker @cbeckerauthor #RLFblog #Suspense #NewreleaseWelcome Hailey Langley from Finding Euphoria, a new romance suspense novel by C Becker.

Meet Hailey Langley

Age:35
Gender:Female
Birthplace: Sacramento, CA
Profession: Mom, Homemaker, Former agent with the Special Crimes Agency
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Please provide a physical description of your character.
She’s an average looking woman, chestnut colored hair, hazel eyes, 5’6″, slender frame.
Please tell us a little about your character.
She’s a mother and wife hiding a lot of secrets from her family. She has had a rough few years starting when she was seventeen years old. She’d rather not dwell on her past. She’s currently taking classes toward her Master’s in biochemisty. She loves science! Sometimes it’s all she can do to keep the household functioning since her husband travels with his job at the DTA—The Drug Trafficking Agency.
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Her husband, Mark.
Is she close to family?
Hailey’s parents died when she was seventeen, but she is very close to her husband’s family, especially his parents.
Does she have children?
Hailey has two kids. Her son Ethan is eight and her daughter Anna is six. They’re typical kids—they pick on each other a lot.
If someone from your character’s past showed up, who would she most want it to be, and why?
Hailey would love for her first-born son to show up in her life. She gave him away when she was eighteen.
Can your hero keep a secret?
Oh, yes. Her whole life is filled with secrets. If her husband found out about her past, Hailey wouldn’t be able to face him.
What past event causes your character the most fear?
Having her husband and his family know she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted, and put her baby up for adoption.
How does your character express disappointment?
Hailey keeps her feelings to herself, trying to keep the peace.
When she lies or is upset, what gives her away?
Hailey scratches her arms to hide her emotional pain.

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

To honor the person who chose to share your story, please answer at least four of these questions. Questions with more than one point should be considered one question. You may answer as many more as you like.
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
I can’t believe my writer wrote about my traumatic teenage years. How embarrassing! It’s hard enough keeping my past from my husband and in-laws. Now the whole world knows the torture I’ve endured. Ugh!
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
I think C Becker likes to cause friction in my relationships. She utilizes my personality and background to create a compelling plot.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
I wish C Becker would focus on how happy Mark and I are after this story ends and stop digging into our secrets. I would imagine a great romance blossoming with no conflict. Ah. If only life was that easy…
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
I would like C Becker to write a story about Parker, let him find happiness. I’ve know Parker since I was seventeen. The guy deserves someone who can love him. Parker reminds me of the man who loses everything and walks off into the sunset. I wish David would find someone, too. He needs a woman who can put up with his big personality.

Tell us about Finding Euphoria

Hailey Langley refuses to be a victim and has moved on from her traumatic past. But her marriage problems worsen when a deadly illicit drug threatens to draw her into the life she left behind.
Mark Langley has allowed his job to interfere with his marriage, but he never suspected the secrets in Hailey’s past might hold the key to solving both of his current investigations.
Together, they must unravel the mystery of the drug called Euphoria and find a way to save not only their marriage, but countless lives, before it’s too late.
Publisher The Wild Rose Press https://www.thewildrosepress.com/books/finding-euphoria
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NPX6ZBL/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130573850
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/finding-euphoria/id1453326981
Kobo Kobo https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/finding-euphoria

C Becker’s Social Media

A native of western Pennsylvania, C Becker earned a B.S. degree in Medical Technology and MT (ASCP) certification. She has worked in clinical settings analyzing body fluids and testing drugs of abuse. As an author, C Becker has published multiple stories in various genres.
Website http://cbeckerauthor.com/
Blog https://cbeckerauthor.wixsite.com/cbeckerauthor/blog-1
Twitter https://twitter.com/cbeckerauthor
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Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/86861384-c-becker
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B07NRWPWX3
Newsletter https://mailchi.mp/7a51fa024f7a/cbeckerauthor
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beckercee/

 

Know the Hero from A Small Degree of Hope by Lyndi Alexander #RLFblog #SciFi #RomanceLyndi Alexander, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

A Small Degree of Hope by Lyndi Alexander

Genre: sci-fi romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Against her wealthy father’s demands, and the usual blockades of a male dominated profession, Kylie Sanderson proves worthy of her position as lead investigator of planet Andan’s Scientific and Investigative Research Taskforce. Someone is killing Andan’s women in an attempt to mutate them into reptiles. Kylie makes it her mission to discover who’s behind the murders and prevent more grotesque deaths.
Shapeshifting lizard Griff comes to Andan to stop his brethren from mutating other planets’ women into mindless breeding stock. Overcoming Kylie’s suspicious and defensive nature proves difficult, but he must in order to help the SIRT team thwart his planet’s scientists.
When Kylie is abducted and becomes the first human to survive the transformation, it’s up to Griff to rescue her so SIRT can restore her human form. On the run and desperate to unravel the mysteries of Kylie’s past to solve the crimes of their present, can she and Griff forge a future for themselves?

Know the Hero from A Small Degree of Hope

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
Griff would revert to his reptile form and go hunting for something to eat.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
Definitely raw steak
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
When he’s around humans, he tries to dress unobtrusively–a pullover shirt and jeans. In his reptile form, he finds no need for clothing.
Does he know how to fix things?
Yes. He’s very good at working with things–not so much, working with people.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Once he’s fallen in love with Kylie, he only wants to save her. But his people want to transform her into a breeding reptile. He is only one alien against all of them, so he isn’t successful at first. He blames himself for her pain.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
He loves all small beings, human or alien. He would try to make them laugh.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
He’s all business, at least during the time of our story. We imagine, though, that if he could come to a time in his life where he’s not at war, he could spend time sharing heat with a mate.
How does he act around people who don’t know what he is?
Griff knows that his kind is the aggressor in this conflict, so he’s on guard against most humans at the time of the story. The SIRT officers would likely kill him, not knowing if he’s “one of the good ones.” So he is very low-key and cautious with humans he doesn’t know and trust.
Will he let a worker handle things or do it himself?
He’s a hands-on type of alien–when the only one you can count on is yourself, you need to make sure you’re safe. Fortunately he lets Kylie into his circle and they trust each other.
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
His natural scales are a beautiful mottled red–why decorate?
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Since he is on a human world instead of his own, he’s mostly on foot or with Kylie in her car.
Recycle or toss?
He is involved in a life or death struggle with his own people, trying to save human women–I doubt he even thinks about it. Priorities, right?
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy A Small Degree of Hope

Publisher https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/30085
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Small-Degree-Hope-Lyndi-Alexander/dp/1616508396/
Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-small-degree-of-hope-lyndi-alexander/1115425659
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-small-degree-of-hope-2

Lyndi Alexander Social Media

Lyndi Alexander always dreamed of faraway worlds and interesting alien contacts. She lives as a post-modern hippie in Asheville, North Carolina, a single mother of her last child of seven, a daughter on the autism spectrum, finding that every day feels a lot like first contact with a new species.
Website https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4185290.Lyndi_Alexander
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lyndialexander13/
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lyndi-Alexander/e/B005GDYPU2

 

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