Monday, March 30, 2015

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Bittersweet (Faerie Song Trilogy, #2) by Michele Barrow-Belisle



Bittersweet
(Fa
erie Song Trilogy, #2)
Release Date: 03/24/15

Summary from Goodreads:

To save the Faery world and her mother’s life, Lorelei sacrificed everything, and the dangerous bargain she made in Nevermore had lasting repercussions. Now safely back in her own world, Lorelei seems the same to her highschool friends and her supernatural boyfriend. Yet love across dimensions is complicated, especially when an invisible Veil between the two worlds—the only bridge that links the pair, is sealing, threatening to separate Lorelei and Adrius forever.

Determined to find a solution, Lorelei resorts to using her new found powers. But when her friends succumb to the same mysterious illness that nearly took her mother’s life, Lorelei can’t help but wonder if her own dark magic is responsible. Still, the nightmares from Nevermore continue their icy hold. Someone from Adrius’s past arrives, determined to destroy Lorelei’s world starting with those closest to her, and Lorelei is forced to choose between her family and friends and a love that was ill-fated from the start. 

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Interview Q&A:

So Fire & Ice was optioned for a Movie! Exciting! What can you tell us about that?
Well, as you can imagine we’re all super excited about it! And I’ve had a lot of conversations with the producer, who luckily wants to keep me on board in adapting the book to script. That doesn’t always happen, so I’m very grateful. I think it’s a dream most writers have, but it was equally important for me that my stories remain as true to the book series as possible. Hopefully we’ll be able to release more info soon! It’s so hard keeping things secret, lol.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?
In the recesses of my mind, I would say yes, since writing was always something I loved to do. But it only submerged to the forefront of my awareness after several story idea sparks came to me, refusing to be ignored. Once I started writing again, it was like a drug... thoroughly and utterly addicting.

How long have you been writing?
Well, for nearly as long as I've been able to write, I've been making up stories and characters in my head. Writing them down just seemed the next logical step.​ And once I started, I wasn’t able to stop. I have four more manuscripts, not so patiently waiting for final revisions before they can be released. If I could writer shorter books, I’d be able to release them more often, lol. But my characters seem to have too much going on for that to happen.

Who and what were your favorite childhood authors and books?
There were so many stories and authors I adored. From Dr. Seuss to Judy Blume there were countless stories I got lost in. The Narnia series, and several others by C.S. Lewis, The Hobbit and The Lord of The Ring by Tolkien, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Lord of The Flies by William Gerald Golding, Christy by Catherine Marshall, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews, Diary of Anne Frank, Jane Austins books, Beverly Cleary books, everything Nancy Drew, not to mention a ton of sweetheart romances read in my teen years... too much information?

What do you love reading now?
Many of the books I enjoyed as a child, such as Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, I very much enjoy them today. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series,... loved it. Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga... loved that too, Anne Rice, Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith, Fallen, Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I might add I adore the movies made from all of these books as well. That's the tip of the fiction iceberg. I also love reading metaphysical non-fiction books that question the nature of reality. So many books, so little time...if only there were more hours in a day. But at some point I have to make some time to actually write!

When can we expect to see the third book in the series released, and do you think there will be more adventures with Lorelei, Adrius and Zanthiel?
It’s funny because I planned the series as a trilogy, but I have a hard time seeing it coming to an end. I think the third book will be out next year, at the latest. And as for future books, I’m keeping the doors wide open. There is so much to tell and some of the characters may even want their own spin off stories… so we’ll just have to see. I’m staying open to all sorts of p possibilities! ;)

I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read the first two books, and especially to those who loved it. Your excitement and words of encouragement make all the difference! 


About the Author

Michele Barrow-Belisle is chocoholic author and artist living in southern Ontario, Canada with her super-sweet husband, brilliant son and a ridiculously affectionate cat. Often told by teachers to stop dreaming and get her head out of the clouds, Michele still spends much of her time lost in make-believe worlds, populated with fascinating and occasionally terrifying characters. Her passion for fantasy extends beyond her writing into her clay figure sculpt-ing,
creating miniaturized replicas of the paranormal beings she writes about. Michele is as passionate about reading as she is about writing. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found sculpting tiny fairy desserts in polymer clay. She also loves mocha lattes and watching fireflies at twilight. Did we
mention she loves chocolate?

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Signs of Life (Rough Romance #2, sequel to MELT) by Selene Castrovilla

I was supposed to post this reveal on Tuesday but better late than never.... I just had to share because I read Melt recently and this is a book I definitely want to read!

I'm so excited to take part in the cover reveal for SIGNS OF LIFE (Rough Romance #2, sequel to MELT)! Check out the cover below, enter the giveaway, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.
Signs of Life (Rough Romance #2) by Selene Castrovilla

SIGNS OF LIFE (Rough Romance #2)
by Selene Castrovilla | Last Syllable Books
Release Date: November 10, 2015


No good deed goes unpunished…

The tables are turned with a vengeance in this tour de force sequel to MELT. Now it’s Dorothy who is fragmented and lost, while Joey keeps the promise he made her to better himself – even though she’s gone.

Joey tells his story “now ”—nearly a year after the shocking conclusion of MELT.

Dorothy tells what happened “then”— in the moments and hours after the Glock dropped.

This time the stakes are even higher, as Joey forces himself to move forward while Dorothy is frozen in place. But when he learns of a devastating decision, Joey races to find her before it’s too late. Truth, consequence, repercussion and modern medicine collide as pieces converge in this psychological, thrilling story, which begs the question: Can love really conquer all?

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What do you think of the cover?

Haven't started this series, yet? Check out book one below and grab a copy today!


MELT by Selene CastrovillaBased on true events, MELT is both a chilling tale of abuse, and a timeless romance. MELT will hit you like a punch in the face, and also seep through the cracks in your soul.

MELT is a brutal love story set against the metaphorical backdrop of The Wizard of Oz (not a retelling). When sixteen year old Dorothy moves to the small town of Highland Park, she meets, and falls for Joey – a “bad boy” who tells no one about the catastrophic domestic violence he witnesses at home. Can these two lovers survive peer pressure, Joey’s reputation, and his alcoholism?

Told in dual first person, Joey’s words are scattered on the page – reflecting his broken state. Dorothy is the voice of reason – until something so shattering happens that she, too, may lose her grip. Can their love endure, or will it melt away?

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About Selene Castrovilla

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Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and children’s author who believes that through all trends, humanity remains at the core of literature. She is the author of Saved By the Music and The Girl Next Door, teen novels originally published by WestSide Books and now available digitally through ASD Publishing. Her third children’s book with Calkins Creek Books, Revolutionary Friends, has received numerous accolades. She is also a contributing author to UncommonYA. Selene holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English from New York University. She lives on Long Island with her two sons. Visit her website www.SeleneCastrovilla.com for book excerpts and more information!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Cover Reveal: Coincidence or God? by Aaron M. Garcia


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Release Date:  April 17, 2015





            Have you ever wondered what your purpose was in this world? Have you wondered if it was a coincidence or something more?

         
Many people find themselves, at one point or another, wondering about the meaning of this life and why we co-exist, but have you ever stopped to look at your own life?

           Coincidence or God? is my story of being lured in by the darkness. I was addicted to meth for six years and almost lost my life. One night changed everything.

         
The testimonies in this book will give you a view into the world of addiction. It will show you how I witnessed the evil domain in this world, lost touch with reality, and was present at ground zero during the May 22nd, 2011 EF5 tornado which ripped through the heart of Joplin, Missouri.

         
This is a story that cannot be forgotten. It is a place most Christians have never known, let alone lived. It is a living testimony to help you understand this life is meant for so much more and is by no means a coincidence.


Aaron Garcia is an inspirational writer, video blogger,
addiction life specialist, and support group leader of the ministry “Restored”
through Destiny Church. He mentors to men who suffer from addiction and gives
back to the community by feeding and ministering to the homeless. Aaron has
been a Registered Nurse for seven years and is currently pursuing his Masters
in Nursing. He and his wife, Emily, reside in Joplin, Missouri.




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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Her Sister’s Shoes by Ashley Farley

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HER SISTERS SHOES by Ashley Farley


ABOUT THE BOOK:
HER SISTER’S SHOES
Author: Ashley Farley
Release Date: June 24th, 2015


SYNOPSIS:
Her Sister’s Shoes is a contemporary women’s novel that proves the healing power of family. Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister’s Shoes is the story of three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.

In the midst of their individual challenges, the Sweeney sisters must cope with their mother’s mental decline. Is Lovie in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, or is her odd behavior normal for a woman her age? No one, including Lovie, understands her obsession with a rusty key she wears around her neck.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24919359-her-sister-s-shoes?from_search=true


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ashley Farley is a wife and mother of two college-aged children. She grew up in the salty marshes of South Carolina, but now lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city she loves for its history and traditions.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save. SAVING BEN is not a memoir, but a story about the special bond between siblings.

Look for HER SISTER'S SHOES, a women's novel that proves the healing power of family, scheduled for release on June 24, 2015.

Sign-up for Ashley's Monthly Newsletters for new release information, giveaways, exclusive sneak-peeks and more.

When she's not working on her next novel, Ashley can be found blogging at Chronicles . . . An Avid Reader and Indie Author

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

YA Spring Fling Giveaway Blitz



































From March 20th to April 3rd, over 70 authors come together to give away hundreds of books. The YA Spring Fling is an opportunity for readers to find new books, new authors and take part in something very special. Here is a sneak peek of some of the books involved in the giveaway.

All are featured in the YA Spring Fling giveaway. Click here to win free books!

Spotlight on Fantasy and Urban Fantasy

The Scourge by A.G. Henley


Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She's never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how devious and arrogant the Groundlings' tree-dwelling neighbors, the Lofties, can be. And she's always known this day would come--the day she faces the Scourge alone.

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The Universe Unbound Trilogy by Augusta Blythe


In WINTERBORNE, best friends Loie and Mia discover a world they never knew existed. In RAVENSTOKE, they learn to navigate their new paths. In THE YAWNING VOID, the stakes are raised even higher with innocent lives hanging in the balance and the girls in danger of losing everyone and everything they hold dear.

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About Augusta

Dragon Blood 1: Pliethin by Avril Sabine


Amber's life is dramatically changed when she's forced to move to a small Queensland town. Dragons are no longer myths.  She's caught up in their world of clans, ancient traditions and dangerous enemies.

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The Witching Elm by CN Crawford


A young sorcerer named Toby escapes from a civil war in Maremount, an alternate version of Boston created after the Salem Witch Trials. In the form of a crow, he flies to a creaky old school in the center of downtown Boston. Along with his new friend Fiona, they discover magical secrets about the school as the civil war creeps from Maremount into Boston.

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Bone Dry by Cady Vance


Sixteen-year-old Holly Bennett is a comic book nerd, a con artist...and a shaman. But when her cons lead to the death and disappearance of those around her, Holly races against the clock to save her mother's life, her town, and everything she's ever known.

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Rosamund’s Heart by Cate Dean


When Rosamond convinces her friend Dan to explore a haunted castle, she expects them to find only a ghost or two. Instead they discover the missing prince, and stumble into the middle of a violent, desperate bid for the throne.

In order to save the injured Prince Jaren, and the boy she has loved since they first met, Rosamond must reach beyond her own violent past to find her courage.

And by choosing the path of courage, she may end up losing her heart.

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The Edge of the Woods by Ceinwen Langley


A village surrounded by dangerous woods filled with fireflies and, so it's said, creatures. A girl trying to fight unfair laws to win a decent life for herself and her mother. A boy watching her from behind the trees.

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Hegira by Ela Lond


Amanda believed she was alone in the world and afraid of never being able to escape her uncle's greedy clutches.. But then three men burst into the house, interrupting the wedding, and take her away. The intruders call themselves Elementals.

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Sacrificed: The Last Oracle by Emily Wibberley


Fifteen-year-old Clio should have never been the Oracle. That power is passed from mother to eldest daughter, and Clio is the youngest of four sisters. But when her entire family is murdered by the king's adviser, Clio is left all alone and heir to a power she never wanted and doesn't understand...

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Gifted by H.S. Stone


In a kingdom where the Gifteds are forced to fight to the death, Voima is fortunate that she is just a Regular. However, her brother, Vendd, isn’t so lucky. After he is captured, Voima, an outmatched Regular girl, must defeat the kingdom’s most dangerous Gifteds in order to save her brother from certain death.

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Bound in Blue: Book One of the Sword Elements by Heather Hamilton-Senter


Rhi's ability to see magic as color places her at the center of a conflict between the ancient gods of Avalon. She must master this strange power and remake Excalibur - the Sword of Elements—but if she succeeds, Rhi will become more dangerous than any god. And gods don't like being challenged.

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About Heather


Fairy, Texas by Margo Bond Collins


Laney Harris thinks there might be monsters in Fairy, Texas. She's right.

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Hell is Coming (Watcher’s Series Book One) by NP Martin


A dark urban fantasy novel for lovers of strong female protagonists, loads of action and just a pinch of romance.

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About NP

Of Introductions and Abductions: Monkey Queen Book One by Robert Dahlen


When Beth McGill, college student and geek girl, discovers that all around her is not what it seems, her life will be changed forever. She'll meet and team up with Michiko, the wisecracking teen hero known as the Monkey Queen, to rescue a mutual friend. It'll be a weekend they'll never forget...if they survive to see Monday morning.

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White Hart by Sarah Dalton


Mae never asked to be craft-born. She never wanted that burden.

The realm needs magic again, and the the King of Aegunlund has been waiting for the first craft-born girl to marry his son, Prince Casimir.

In Mae's town of Halts-Walden, the ambitious miller claims his daughter Ellen is craft-born. Mae knows this is a load of hogwash, but she's glad Ellen will have the unfortunate pleasure of becoming queen instead of her. All she has to do is sit back and wait until Casimir and Ellen are married, then she will finally be free of the threat of her fate. But on that day an event so shocking and terrible occurs that Mae finds herself entering the neighbouring cursed forest on a quest she never thought she'd have to follow.

Join Mae as she rides her white stag through the Waerg Woods with a pampered prince at her heels. She's out for revenge and nothing, no one, will get in her way.

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About Sarah

Arcane by Sever Bronny


An Amazon bestseller in coming of age fantasy, Arcane is about three friends who endure a harrowing ordeal while apprenticing under a legendary warlock.

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Pegasi and Prefects (Scholars and Sorcery #1) by Eleanor Beresford


Charley's final year at boarding school is complicated by an unwanted Games Captainship, a runaway pegasus, and falling in love with another girl. What is a reluctant Senior Prefect to do?

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Waterborn and Waterdreamer by Kimberley James


Charms fade… "You don’t have to choose. You can be both. The girl with the charm, the girl without. They both suit you."

Caris Harper lives a charmed life. Literally.

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Somewhere Only We Know by Cheyanne Young


Sadie Bradford’s life is one anxiety attack after another. All she wants is to escape life's realities for the summer and hang out with her best friend Aaron. But her grandmother has other plans: Sadie will get a job. Sadie will do volunteer work. Sadie will make new friends - friends without brain injuries that make them forget everything...friends that aren't Aaron.

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Memory’s Wake by Selina Fenech


I don't know who I am. I don't know what I am. All I know is that I'm being hunted, and this world is not my own.

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About Selina

Visions by Kimberley Readnour


Heather Reiner isn't your typical teenager. With abilities reaching far beyond the norm, she's just beginning to discover her possibilities. Join Heather and discover her mystical encounters.

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About Kimberley




Q & A with the organizer – Sarah Dalton


How can readers enter the YA Spring Fling giveaway?

Head over to my website Sarahdaltonbooks.com and find the page for the YA Spring Fling (handy hint, it’s HERE). Once you’re there you can browse through the books on offer, or check out more information about the participating authors.

You should see plenty of links prompting you to enter the giveaway. Simply fill out the Google document telling us which books you’d like to win, the format you prefer, and whether you would also like to win paperbacks and swag. It’s that simple. Pick the books you want and sign off.

How will I know I've won?

There are so many books on offer that I’d be surprised if you didn’t win something! So you will be hearing from us.

After April 3rd, I will collate all the entries and pass them on to the participating authors. They will then choose the winners at random and Email the winners to let them know the good news.

Will my Email or personal details be used outside the giveaway?

Absolutely not. We’re all against spam and promise not to use your Email for anything other than contacting you as a winner. If you joined up to the YA Spring Fling mailing list you will receive one Email telling you the giveaway is open, and another warning you it is about to close. That’s it!

Is the giveaway open internationally?

Yes! But there are some paperbacks on offer that are region specific. Not all of our authors are sending paperbacks and swag internationally, purely because it costs us so much money and we ain’t made of it. ;)

We will ask for your country of residence in the Google document. That’s so we can work out the winners for region specific paperbacks more easily. Everything else is open internationally.

I have a question, who can I contact?

Me! Send me a message on Facebook. My Email might be clogged by answering author queries, so Facebook might be the easiest method.

Who can I tell about the giveaway? And what can I do to help spread the word?

You can tell everyone and anyone who might like YA books. If you’d like to spread the word it would be awesome if you could follow or like some of the authors and share their posts about the giveaway. You can find a full list of the participating authors and their social media links here.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! MAY YOU WIN MANY BOOKS!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring into Books Event ends 4/27/15

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Pick up a great read, enter to win prizes, and follow along on Literary Addicts for Fun Interviews, Guest Posts, and Exclusive Excerpts!
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Book Blitz $.99 SALE: The Letting by Cathrine Goldstein


The Letting
Release Date: 12/15/14
335 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil?

This is the question Veronica “Ronnie” Billings poses to Phoenix, her sworn enemy, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution, and the one she loves.

Kidnapped by Phoenix’s rebels, Ronnie learns how wrong she has been. She had no idea that her patriotism was wasted on a corrupt government. Ronnie was proud to be a Leader; taking hundreds of harvested girls to the Letting facility. After all, she was saving them from future Couplings and bringing them to the safety of the New World. Or so she thought…

Confused, Ronnie realizes the only way to discover the truth is to trust her heart. Together, Phoenix and Ronnie devise a plan to stop their corrupt government and preempt the dangerous rebel coup which is approaching. But when their plan goes awry, will Ronnie be strong enough to save Phoenix, her country, and herself?




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Excerpt:

“What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the
Devil?” I ask. 
Phoenix shakes his head, confused.“What?”
“Why? Why does the bad I’ve done have to
define me?”
“Because you’re a murdering sadist,” he
snaps back at me.
“No, I am not.” I clench my teeth,
standing my ground. I am tired of these labels I am suddenly wearing. “I never,
I mean never knew what happened to those girls I led to the Lettings.
I am so very sorry I played any role in this vile enterprise in which we exist,
but I was clueless. Maybe I’m ignorant, or downright stupid, but I would rather
have been dead than be responsible for hurting anyone. And before you go
throwing malicious names around, maybe it’s time you consider maybe you’re
wrong…? What if you kidnapped and tortured me in the name of a revolution that
is wrong?”
“It’s not,” he argues.
“But I didn’t think I was wrong, either.”
I am exasperated. “Don’t you get it?” He takes a step back away from me, but I
go on. “We are completely turned around. The only information we’re fed is from
a corrupt enterprise. What makes you think your information is any more
accurate than mine?” 
For the first time ever, he looks
terrified. I let a moment go by before I gesture for Raven to come over, and
she hurries to my side. 


“This is Raven,” I say, slowly, talking to
Phoenix. “She’s your sister.” 


About the Author

Given my love for cities and all that is gritty, my new obsession with trees really has me stumped. (Sorry.) Maybe it's because trees are the inspiration behind my new YA/NA novel, theLETTING.

Whatever the reason for my new infatuation, some things remain constant -- like my love for: coffee (although sadly, it's now decaf); yoga; Luna bars (I am petitioning for them to bring back Chocolate Raspberry!); running in my neighborhood; Hemingway; Bukowski... and, above all, my husband and my girls.

I am the author of the bestselling novel, Sleeping With Mortals: The Story of a New York Mistress, and I'm also a playwright. I have my B.A. in English and my M.A. in Theatre. 



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