Author: Tash

~The Rhythm of my Heart by Velvet Reed Blog Tour Stop~

Grace Rivers is your everyday twenty-five year old. She could have the
world at her feet, but instead chooses to help run the family business. After
experiencing great loss early in her life, Grace values what’s most important:
her family and friends. But she aches to find that certain someone—that one
great, passionate love who values family as much as she does.
Cole Tierney loves his life. He has a wonderful family, a loyal best friend and
a successful career as an ER doctor. The only downside is he wants someone to
share it with. After being used and left heartbroken, he wants to find someone
who will love him for him and not his or his family’s status.“Every beat my heart makes is for
you. Every time it beats faster it’s because of you—because you’re near me,
because of your smile—because you take my breath away.”

Their two hearts collide by chance and an undeniable connection is quickly

But when others are plotting against their happiness, will their love flatline,
or will the rhythm of their hearts continue to beat as one?

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Can you strongly want to yell at (used with love of course) an author for writing a book that at the end you’re mind is empty or screaming at the same time. The Rhythm of my Heart is the debut novel by Velvet Reed and I have no words. The beauty that was written on every page, blows me away. Cole and Grace met under distress after Grace’s niece falls and Grace takes her to the hospital. Swoon worthy Cole is the doctor who attends to them and man of the book I must say.

The dynamic and chemistry that Velvet intertwined sweepingly through the narrative leaves heartbreak, love in having a tight knit supportive family and just a breathtaking beautiful book hangover that will have you thinking about the book for days.  As a debut Australian author, Velvet has done wonders in her debut ‘The Rhythm of my Heart ‘, I implore you to go and purchase this book and show your support to the truly wonderful and magnificent Velvet. A no brainer for me DEFINITELY 5 STARS! Hit all the right cords, strung my heart like floss and the end to DIE for! (Literally, I am still recovering)
P.S It does have a cliffhanger!

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 With our bodies aligned perfectly together, we dance; swaying along with the music as it changes and the start of “Heartbeat” by Enrique Iglesias penetrates through the room. This song is perfect because not only is my heart racing, but I can feel Cole’s beating wildly against my back. The lyrics speak volumes; Cole is already stealing my heart… I can feel it.
            So lost in the song, it takes me a second to realize that my hair has been pulled to the side and Cole’s lips are peppering soft wet kisses along my neck and shoulder.
            Goosebumps break out across my skin and desire ripples its way through my system. His touch is all-consuming and by God, I want and need to be consumed. “Grace,” he whispers as he kisses and licks my ear lobe. My body shudders in reaction and moves closer to him allowing contact with the very hard and impressive bulge that presses into my lower back.
            Dear God, is it normal to feel like this so soon after meeting someone?
            I turn in his arms without breaking contact and look directly into those bright blue eyes, which are heated and sparkling with desire. My gaze moves to his lips as his tongue trails across them and I lose all control. Throwing myself forward, I wrap my arms tightly around his neck and crash my lips to his.
            As everything around us fades away, Cole’s arms engulf my body completely so that there isn’t even a millimeter of space between us. His hungry lips assault mine and I can feel the need radiating off him in waves. Our lips part, our tongues meet and embrace, dancing with each other in the confines of our mouths.
            His taste is exquisite and his technique exceptional as he takes control of the kiss. I vaguely register his hands roaming my body as my fingers tangle further into his hair, pushing his head closer to mine. I don’t know how long we stand there so completely wrapped up in each other, but when we both pull back, our chests are heaving and our breathing labored.
            Cole leans forward and rests his forehead against mine. My eyes close as I relish the sweet gesture. “Most spectacular first kiss ever, Sweet Cheeks.”
My heart swells at the comment and his new name for me. I really like it. “I couldn’t agree with you more,” I simply reply, knowing I will always remember this moment forever.




Velvet Reed is the pen name of an avid book lover, reviewer and blogger
who has turned writer.
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia; she is a city girl at heart but loves the
laid back lifestyle of living in country New South Wales. Married to her first
and only love, she is a devoted mother of three who juggles her very active
children and their many extracurricular activities, working in the middle of
the night, running a blog, and writing.Velvet’s love of reading was realized only 3 short years ago after the death of
her amazing father. She used the escape into the fictional world to help her
through her grief and post natal depression, not releasing the great impact so
many talented authors would have on her life.




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~Unconditional Love by Kelly Elliott Blog Tour Stop (Review/Excerpt)~

Lark Williams leads a fast-paced life, always on the edge of danger. Running from his past
and fighting to keep his present life a secret, he keeps his heart out of reach from love.
The walls he built around himself come crumbling down when he meets Azurdee Emerson.
Azurdee lives a peaceful life in the small town of Wimberley, Texas. Her tame world quickly
becomes heated as she begins to fall in love with Lark. He’s everything she has
vowed to stay away from—
dark and mysterious, and not to mention, sexy as hell and full of secrets.
Just as Lark and Azurdee give in to their feelings of love, Lark’s present life threatens the
safety of the one person he would sacrifice his own happiness for. When Lark
finds history repeating itself, he makes a decision that will forever change
both of their lives, leaving one heartbroken and lost and the other fighting to survive.

Dear Kelly’s talents never seize to amaze me. Every book. It’s beyond my expectations. I drop everything the moment they are released to read Kelly’s books. I am never disappointed either. Unconditional Love by the Kelly Master of swooning was no different. Dear, Lark can you pop up into my life somewhere please and swoop me off my feet. Lark and Azurdee have electric chemistry and from the very beginning Lark just has that swoon effect. Totally should be named the Kelly’s Swoon Effect.

The narrative is breathtaking, like words to a page; Kelly can truly give reader moments of sheer tears and absolute fit your pants laughter all in one book. Unconditional Love is one for the military hearts, the ones whose love ones are away from them and the unconditional love that binds couples. Azurdee is so headstrong and compassionate, with Lark’s dirty and somewhat frisky attitude I would expect nothing less of Kelly to write a beautiful novel of love, support, laughter and happiness. Lark and Azurdee are sizzling like fire on a barbeque and It was just so much fun to read. Fans of Kelly’s it’s a brand new series, although the reoccurrence of some familiar faces may come about, it was truly breathtaking, emotional and panting wetting all at once. 5 SPECTACULAR & WONDERFUL STARS.



Hello? Jessie?”
“What did you just ask me?” she said.
I chuckled. “After your first time. Were
you sore?”
Then she screamed. Right in my ear.
“Azurdee! You and Lark? Oh. My. God. Was it good?
I mean, I know it hurts at first, but after that? How many times did y’all? Was he sweet to you?
That bastard better have been sweet to you! Was it hot? Oh my God, tell me everything!”
I laughed as I made my way downstairs. I saw about a half dozen people out back cleaning up the rest of the reception.
Tables and chairs were being taken down and placed into a trailer.
“Oh, sorry. I was watching them take down
the rest of the things from the reception.”
She let out a long sigh and said,
“Azurdee, spill it.”
I moved into the living room and sat down on the sofa. “Oh Jessie, it was amazing. He was amazing. He kept calling me mi amor!
It melted my heart every time he said it. He was sweet, passionate, and so gentle. It was beyond anything I had ever dreamed.”
She let out the silliest little yelp. “I knew Lark Williams had it in him.
He just needed to find the right girl.”
My stomach dipped a little and my smile faded a bit. “Well, I’m not sure if I’m the right girl or even the girl.”
“Wait. Was this a one-time thing? Please tell me you didn’t agree to him taking your virginity and walking away!”
“No. We both agreed that we would be exclusive, but I have a feeling this is the first time he has been exclusive
since…well since…” Why couldn’t I say her name?
“Nikki?” Jessie asked.
“Yes. Jessie, why do I feel like I’m in competition with someone who passed away years ago?
I can’t shake this feeling that he was comparing me to her.”
She let out a breath and said, “Pesh. Nonsense, Azurdee. He would never do that. I’m sure it was probably just very
powerful for him. I mean, by his own admission he has said he has no intentions of ever…”
Her voice trailed off and I knew she was regretting what she had just said. “Jessie, I knew how Lark was and how he thought when I
got into this. I know he could walk away at any given moment.”
I silently prayed that would never happen, but deep down inside I knew it was a strong possibility.
“He won’t walk away, sweetie. I see the way he looks at you. I think you are the game changer he’s been waiting for.”
I bit down on my fingernail and began chewing it. “Maybe. I don’t want to get my hopes up, ya know?”
 “So tell me…are you sore?” she asked with a giggle.
I felt like a teenager in high school.
“Let’s just say he told me he was going to make it so I would think about him every time I moved…for a few days.”
Jessie let out a gasp and began laughing.
“Oh my.”
I dropped my head back onto the sofa and said, “Jessie…he is amazing. I mean…the way he can be so sweet and then so
dirty. Oh God. He had me going insane with lust for him.”
“The sweet part surprises me, but not the dirty,” she said with a laugh. I laughed in return and said, “Four times.”
“Four times! Look at the stamina Mr. Williams has!”
We both lost it in a laughing fit. “Jesus, Azurdee. No wonder you’re sore.”
“Bed twice, bathtub once, and then the shower,” I said in an almost whisper.
Kelly is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason…he claims it’s because he loves her!She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.

In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus….her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.

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~Pulled Beneath by Marni Mann Sale & Interview~

What happens when you uncover years of secrets and find out everything you thought to be true was a lie?

Drew Stevens finds her world turned upside down when her parents are brutally murdered. Soon after, she learns she inherited a property in Bar Harbor, Maine, from recently deceased grandparents that she believed had died when she was a baby.

Drew travels north to settle her grandparents’ estate, but finds more questions than answers as the truth starts unraveling. What she didn’t expect to find was Saint, whose reputation is as tumultuous as his past. But the very thing that brings them together is the same thing that keeps them emotionally caged.

With Saint’s scars so deep and Drew’s so fresh, can the pair heal from their painful wounds or will they be pulled beneath the darkness of their pasts?


First off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m a New Englander at heart, though I now live in Florida. My husband and I have two dogs that absolutely run our lives. One sleeps on my head…the dog, not the husband. I love traveling, flip-flops, manicures, sexy words, chocolate and reading. My writing tends to be dark, emotional, and often extremely gritty. I enjoy tapping into topics that are difficult to discuss, but that people can relate to on some level.

Can you tell us something that not a lot of people know about you?

I eat a whole pineapple almost every day. It’s a strange addiction, I know.

Where did the idea for Pulled Beneath come from?

I’ve always been fascinated with the decisions people make when they’ve been affected by tragedy. Whether they reach for substances, communicate their feelings, or they bury into the deepest, darkest hole. When I decided to explore all three, Pulled Beneath was born.

How is Saint similar and/or different compared to other heroes in romance books?

Saint’s past is extremely harrowing and shadowy. His darkness is layered and within those layers he’s learned some valuable lessons, he just doesn’t realize their importance. He doesn’t set out to be the hero. He doesn’t even think someone like him could ever be a hero. But when he meets someone who is as emotionally damaged as him, he finds out those lessons can make a difference.

Tell us a little about your writing process. Any pre-writing rituals or routines?

Once an idea comes to me, things tend to move pretty quickly. I create a brief outline, which I share with my editor to make sure my points and loops all mesh, and then I start writing. It usually takes me about six weeks to finish the first draft. Music is always playing and the beats change for each book. Water, iced tea or Diet Coke is within reach.

When you create your characters do you ever put bits of either your personality or bits of personalities from people close to you?

Always. It happens naturally and I often don’t realize it until I finish the first draft. There’s a part of me in every heroine and I find myself revealing a bit more of my personality, my past and experiences with each book. I don’t write about people I know, I write about people I want to meet.

What are some good books you’ve read lately?

I’m obsessed with the Songs of Submission Series by C.D. Reiss. I also recently read Veiled Innocence by Ella Frank and I loved it. Actually, I love anything Ella Frank writes.

If you could collaborate with another author in writing a book, who would it be?

Tarryn Fisher. She has a brilliant mind and she’s an epic storyteller.

I’m a New Englander at heart and now a Floridian, inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. As a writer of erotic romance, new adult and literary fiction, I tap a mainstream appeal and shake worldwide taboos, taking my readers on a dark, harrowing, and breathtaking journey. When I’m not nose deep in my laptop, I’m scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking my four-legged children.


~Breaking Fences by Juliana Haygert Blog Tour Stop Review~

Breaking Fences by Juliana Haygert
(The Breaking Series)
Publication date: June 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult


All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.
College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.

But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.

However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.

** Companion novel of Breaking the Reins. Can be read out of order.**



Finding your independence away from your family is never easy. In Breaking Fences by Juliana Haygert, we are introduced to Bia a driven young lady who goes off to college in the hope to find her place in the world outside of the shadows of her brothers and their polo careers.

I adored reading this novel for many reasons. It was unique in it’s own right than other books I have read. Bia was a beautiful and remarkable character with charm and poise throughout everything she went through and all the obstacles that challenged her to give up.

Step foot into the introduction of the stud making me smitten with love with this novel. Garrett from the very beginning was heart-warming and the connection, fit of chemistry with Bia was beautiful to read. I admire the narratives growth and unique ability to bring different cultural beliefs into a tale of heart and strength, as it was believable and relevant. I generally felt the consensus of the book was beautifully written, however would have enjoyed a little bit more at the very end.

All embracing the novel was beautiful in it’s romantic spark, its heart-breaking moments of truth & hurt. Horses played a major roles and I could easily swoon over horses any day. Bia’s sanctuary is with horses, and Garrett charmed the pants off of me. I can’t wait to read more from the author. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone. 5 magnificently glorious stars. X


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~Author Bio~

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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~Celebrating the Re-Release of Satisfaction by K.M. Golland~

We are excited to celebrate with you all the re-release of Book #2 of the Temptation Series -
Satisfaction by K.M. Golland
TITLE: Satisfaction
AUTHOR: KM Golland
SERIES: Book #2 of Temptation Series
Genre- Romance/ Adult Fiction
RE-RELEASE DATE: July 1st 2014
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Hosted by: Book Empire Promotions
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‘I have this one week to prove to her that we belong together, and I’m not going to waste another second of it.
Now that I have her, I am never letting her go.’
Alexis Summers is no stranger to facing challenges. She has had her fair share of them since falling for handsome billionaire Bryce Clark. Just to make it even more complicated, Bryce is her boss.
He is also a man who gets what he wants and what he wants is Alexis.
The problem is, Alexis is married. But her husband Rick has confessed to a secret from his past that has set Alexis free, at least temporarily.
Alexis has finally allowed herself to give in to the temptation that is Bryce Edward Clark, but as they realise the connection they share goes far deeper than anything either of them have ever experienced, will a single week together be enough?
Can Alexis find Satisfaction in the compelling sequel to the bestseller Temptation?


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  “I’m an author. I am married. I am a
mother of two adorable little people. I’m a bookworm, craftworm, movieworm, and
sportsworm. I’m also a self confessed shop-aholic, tea-aholic, car-aholic, and
choc-aholic.” Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, K.M. Golland studied law
and worked as a conveyancer before putting her career on hold to raise her
children. She then traded her legal work for her love of writing and found her
dream career.

~Cover Reveal/Excerpt – After Us (Before & After #2) by Amber Hart~

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~About AFTER US~

Sometimes secrets kill. Maybe slowly, maybe painfully. Maybe all at once.

Melissa smiles. She flirts. She jokes. But she never shows her scars. Eight months after tragedy ripped her from her closest friend, Melissa is broken. Plagued by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss.

Javier has scars of his own. Life in the States was supposed to be a new beginning, but a boy obsessed by vengeance has no time for the American dream. To honor his familia, Javier joins the gang who set up his cousin, Diego. The entrance price is blood. Death is the only escape.

Two broken souls could make each other whole again—or be shattered forever.

Our time will come. And we’ll be ready.

AFTER US is expected to release December 30, 2014. Add it on Goodreads here.

~Links for AFTER US~

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“What I want is for you to want me like I want you!”

I clamp a hand to my mouth. Regret slaps me in the face.

Javier pulls my hand away. His stare takes in all of me. My eyes. My lips. I’m embarrassed by what I said. I’m embarrassed by my ridiculous heart, which thumps loudly, echoing his every touch.

“You want me, mami?”

Yes. In the deepest parts of my bones, yes.


“Answer me.” His voice is demanding.

“No,” I say, stubborn.

A grin crawls across his face.

“I owe you an apology,” he says. “I couldn’t talk to you earlier. Wanted to. But I couldn’t. You understand?”

“Not at all.”

Javier’s warmth reminds me of the water. Of wanting to jump in. I’d do anything to cool off.

“If I explain it to you, will you remember in the morning?”

“Probably not,” I answer honestly. “But then again, you’re hard to forget.”

~About Before You (Before & After #1)~

Before You

Some say love is deadly. Some say love is beautiful. I say it is both.

Faith Watters spent her junior year traveling the world, studying in exquisite places, before returning to Oviedo High School. From the outside her life is picture-perfect. Captain of the dance team. Popular. Happy. Too bad it’s all a lie.

It will haunt me. It will claim me. It will shatter me. And I don’t care.

Eighteen-year-old Diego Alvarez hates his new life in the States, but staying in Cuba is not an option. Covered in tattoos and scars, Diego doesn’t stand a chance of fitting in. Nor does he want to. His only concern is staying hidden from his past—a past, which if it were to surface, would cost him everything. Including his life.

At Oviedo High School, it seems that Faith Watters and Diego Alvarez do not belong together. But fate is as tricky as it is lovely. Freedom with no restraint is what they long for. What they get is something different entirely.

Love—it will ruin you and save you, both.

~About Amber Hart~

Amber Hart grew up in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides on the Florida coastline with family. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She’s the author of BEFORE YOU, AFTER US, UNTIL YOU FIND ME, and sequel to UNTIL YOU FIND ME (untitled as of yet). Represented by Beth Miller of Writers House.

~Connect with Amber Hart~

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~Changing Forever by Lisa De Jong Blog Tour Stop Review~

Title: Changing Forever (Rain 2, can be read as a stand alone)
Author: Lisa De Jong
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Mae I Design


I’ve always let my past dictate my future, letting it paint a picture of exactly what I don’t want to be. Where I don’t want to end up.
Drake Chambers is as arrogant as I am stubborn. A college quarterback, a national star. I thought he was just another one of those guys … the type every girl should stay away from, but he’s carrying more than the weight of the football team on his shoulders.
He unravels the feelings and beliefs I’ve held onto for so long.
I thought we had it all figured out. Two people who’d finally found their happily ever after, but the past always has a way of sneaking into the present.
With one decision, everything changes … forever.


I have to admit, I hadn’t heard of When It Rain’s the first installment in the Rain series until I pondered onto Changing Forever (Rain #2).

Boy was I missing out.

Lisa De Jong strung out emotion after emotion whilst I read Changing Forever. Emery and Drake’s narrative was a sonnet of raw flawless emotion and heart; first off it was a little weird to read.. my last name is Drake so that was fun because I didn’t think the name Drake was popular.

Moving on, the narrative was crawl into a ball and cry, smile with joy and a bundle of emotional feelings all in one. It hits all the right holes in one. Breathtaking, heartbreaking, strung with a book hangover was what I had. It was flawless in it’s ability to create headstrong and gorgeous characters that rope every emotion to your width end whilst reading.

“When you love someone, like that deep down, absorbent kind of live, you want to spend every minute you can with them. Being in love is the best feeling in the world, and once you have it, you’ll never want to lose it.” – Changing Forever by Lisa De Jong

I don’t give any spoilers away. It’s not me. Honestly though, a high recommended read and a 5 STAR rating because of the breathtaking, chain gripping emotions and narrative brilliance that is intertwined throughout the whole novel. Lisa, I am a new fan of yours and am so grateful for finding this story and you’re work


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~Author Bio~

Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn’t change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music. She is the author of When It Rains, After the Rain, Plastic Hearts and Glass Hearts.

Contact: , @LisaDeJongBooks, Facebook, Website


~Weekly New Release Recap: 23rd-29th June 2014~

Weekly New Release Recap


When I Lie With You (A Millionaire’s Love #2) by Sandi Lynn

20878715After Rory Sinclair suffered a brutal attack, she fell into the arms of Millionaire, Ian Braxton. He took her in, healed her, and they both gave each other something they never had: love.

My name is Rory Sinclair, and for the first time in my life I’m truly happy. I’ve found the love of my life, my soul mate, and my best friend. We were the missing pieces in each other’s lives, and now that we’re together our bond is stronger than ever. We’re building our future together; a future I never believed I would have.

Then it happened.

My name is Ian Braxton, and for the first time in my life I feel complete. A woman named Rory Sinclair did that to me. She breathed life into me and gave me hope. Money didn’t matter to me anymore, and I would’ve given it all up for her. She’s my dream and I never want to wake up.

Then it happened.

Ian and Rory found their happily ever after in Lie Next To Me (A Millionaire’s Love). Will it continue? Or will something that happens unexpectedly tear them apart?

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Lie Next to Me (A Millionaires Love #1)  ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~


 Breathe With Me (With Me In Seattle #7) by Kristen Proby

24thJUNE14- Breathe with Me (With Me in Seattle #7) by Kristen ProbySometimes you meet the right person at the wrong time…

Mark Williams has loved Meredith since he was seventeen. A successful man with a strong family, he’s worked hard to move on from Meredith breaking his heart all those years ago. When his path crosses with the only woman he’s ever loved again years later, Mark knows there is nothing he won’t do to keep her in his life. But when the going gets tough, will Meredith stick around or will he lose her again?

…But true love has a way of finding its way back.

Meredith Summers is a dancer. One of the first things she learned in following her dreams is that timing is everything. She has spent the past ten years following her dream touring with mega-stars while trying to forget the high school sweetheart she left behind. Now she’s back in Seattle, running a successful dance studio with her best friend Jax and determined to move on from her gypsy past. Until the day she sees Mark Williams and time stands still. It’s as if no time has passed at all when Meredith finds herself in Mark’s arms again. The chemistry, the bonds and the love are as strong as ever and hearing Mark whisper breathe with me in her ear is a balm to her wounded soul. But will she grab onto this second chance at love, or is the timing all wrong for them again?

Don’t miss catching up with the Montgomery and Williams clans in this latest installment of the With Me In Seattle Series from New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Proby.

“There were days that I would have exchanged a year of my life to just touch you one more time.” –Mark Williams

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Changing Forever (Rain #2) by Lisa De Jong (Rain #2)

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I’ve always let my past dictate my future, letting it paint a picture of exactly what I don’t want to be. Where I don’t want to end up.

Drake Chambers is as arrogant as I am stubborn. A college quarterback, a national star. I thought he was just another one of those guys … the type every girl should stay away from, but he’s carrying more than the weight of the football team on his shoulders.

He unravels the feelings and beliefs I’ve held onto for so long.

I thought we had it all figured out. Two people who’d finally found their happily ever after, but the past always has a way of sneaking into the present.

With one decision, everything changes … forever.

Purchase Links~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~ Goodreads~



Come to Me Softly (Closer to You #2) by A.L. Jackson

24thJUNE14-Come to Me Softly by A.L. JacksonFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Come to Me Quietly comes a scorching new adult romance in the Closer to You series.

A second chance at life…
A second chance at love…

Jared Holt never thought he deserved either—until he found both in the arms of Aly Moore. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she’s more than ready for the future they’re making together. But Jared can’t help remembering his own family. And he’ll never forgive himself for what happened to them. How can he allow himself the very happiness he once destroyed?

To live a life worthy of Aly, Jared knows he has to stop running and finally put his past to rest. But when he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before. And he’ll fight to protect her no matter what it costs…even if he destroys himself in the process.

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Come to Me Softly (Closer to You #2) ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~ Goodreads ~Bookworld AU Paperback~

 Come to Me Quietly (Closer to Your #1) ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~ Goodreads


Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths #4) by K.A Tucker

24thJUNE14-Five Ways to Fall by K.A TuckerPurple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking..

Series Order:

Ten Tiny Breaths ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~

One Tiny Lie ~ Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~

Four Seconds to Lose ~ Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~

Five Ways to Fall  ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~

In Her Wake (Pre-order: September 1st) ~ Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~


Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2) by Alice Clayton

24thJUNE14-RustyNailed by Alice ClaytonIn this sequel to Wallbanger, the second book in the Cocktail series, fan favorites Caroline and Simon negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in San Francisco.

Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on her honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel on Sausalito. So with her hotshot photographer boyfriend gallivanting all over the world for his job, she and Simon are heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. Neither has any complaints about the great reunion sex, though! Then Simon decides he’s tired of so much travelling, and he’s suddenly home more. A lot more. And wanting Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort their relationship out. Neither wants “out of sight, out of mind,” but can they create their own happy mid-ground cliché?

USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy cocktail of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!

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Rusty Nailed (Cocktail #2) ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~

Wallbanger (Cocktail #1) ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~

Pre- order/2nd September: Screwdrivered (Cocktail #3) ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~

Pre-order/2nd December: Mai Tai’d Up  (Cocktail #4) ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~


Side Effects by Lisa Suzanne- STANDALONE

066d0-sideeffectscoverShe has been hurt. She has a past of lies, cheating, and pain. She has severe panic attacks when she’s in enclosed spaces, a side effect of a horrible accident caused by a man she thought she loved. Quinn Carpenter has a distinct type: bad boys with dark hair, dark eyes, and tattoos. Tyler, her friend with benefits, fits the bill perfectly. They have fun together and they both know that fun is where their relationship begins and ends.

Quinn’s life is exactly how she wants it until she meets Reed Porter, the typical pretty boy with blue eyes, blonde hair, and zero tattoos. He is the exact opposite of everything Quinn likes.

So why can’t she get the frustrating, preppy, blue-eyed Reed out of her head?

She isn’t interested in commitment. She doesn’t want a relationship. But Reed challenges her, he puts her in her place, and he makes her nervous. The confident Quinn is never nervous around men, so what is it about Reed that has her questioning everything? And what will be the side effects of attempting to juggle two men at the same time?

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Unconditional Love (Journey of Love #1) by Kelly Elliott

24thJUNE14-Unconditonal Love by Kelly ElliottLark Williams leads a fast-paced life, always on the edge of danger. Running from his past and fighting to keep his present life a secret, he keeps his heart out of reach from love. The walls he built around himself come crumbling down when he meets Azurdee Emerson.

Azurdee lives a peaceful life in the small town of Wimberley, Texas. Her tame world quickly becomes heated as she begins to fall in love with Lark. He’s everything she has vowed to stay away from—dark and mysterious, and not to mention, sexy as hell and full of secrets.

Just as Lark and Azurdee give in to their feelings of love, Lark’s present life threatens the safety of the one person he would sacrifice his own happiness for. When Lark finds history repeating itself, he makes a decision that will forever change both of their lives, leaving one heartbroken and lost and the other fighting to survive.

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TUG by KJ Bell

18681046Aidan Hunter lost the only girl he ever loved to his older brother. To numb his pain, he drinks in excess, parties too hard, and sleeps with countless women. When his family expresses concern, he does what he’s been taught to do—fake it and pretend his life is perfect. Pretend he loves his new girl and pretend his heart isn’t broken.

Maria Santiago is simply trying to survive each day until she finishes college. As a single mother, life is a constant struggle. Add running from a dangerous past and working in the oldest profession, and all she has is hope for a better life. Hope one day she will no longer feel shame and hope her past never catches up with her.

After Aidan pays to spend one wild night with Maria, pretending to be unaffected by her is impossible. Their night comes to an explosive end and Maria hopes she never sees him again, but Aidan refuses to give up. As Maria begins to accept that Aidan’s feelings for her are genuine, someone from her past threatens her life. Aidan’s not intimidated and takes a huge risk to protect her.

Will the risk pay off and allow Aidan the opportunity to provide Maria with the better life she’s been hoping for?

***Content warning. Due to mature subject matter, language, and sexual situations, this book is recommended for mature readers 18+.***

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The Intern Vol. 2 by Brooke Cumberland

25THJUNEThe Intern Vol.2 by Brooke CumberlandMy cock noticed her before I did.
She came out of nowhere.
Completely unexpected.

And I let her in…unwillingly.
But she gave me no choice.

She sledgehammered my thick walls, leaving me charmed by her knowledge, and seduced by her beauty.
I was captivated.

And now…it was about to tumble down in a tsunami of lies.

Uncertainty riveted my core as my anger spread…she was impossible to forget.

After all, she was still my intern.

I felt all of those things for her at once. But only one would destroy us.

*The Intern is a three-part erotic romance serial.*

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Volume 2. ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU

Volume 1. ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU


The Request (Request #1) by Marquita Valentine

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Roman Smith ~ Shopkeeper by day. Assassin by night.
The undercover Russian contract killer has never turned down an assignment that rids the world of scum… until his latest job targets an innocent man.
Refusing is not an option.
Everly Andrews, the sexy southern belle who saved him from dying and is completely unaware of his double life, has been marked as next on the kill list should he fail. There’s nothing Roman won’t do to keep Everly safe, even if it means losing her in the process.

~The Request Trilogy~
The Request (June 25th)
The Deception (July 2014)
The Confession (August 2014)

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The Rhythm of my Heart (Matters of the Heart #1) by Velvet Reed

25thJUNE14- The Rhythm of my Heart by Velevet Reed** This book is recommended for people over 18 years due to strong language and sexual content.**

Grace Rivers is your everyday twenty-five year old. She could have the world at her feet, but instead chooses to help run the family business. After experiencing great loss early in her life, Grace values what’s most important: her family and friends. But she aches to find that certain someone—that one great, passionate love who values family as much as she does.

Cole Tierney loves his life. He has a wonderful family, a loyal best friend and a successful career as an ER doctor. The only downside is he wants someone to share it with. After being used and left heartbroken, he wants to find someone who will love him for him and not his or his family’s status.

“Every beat my heart makes is for you. Every time it beats faster it’s because of you—because you’re near me, because of your smile—because you take my breath away.”

Their two hearts collide by chance and an undeniable connection is quickly made.

But when others are plotting against their happiness, will their love flatline, or will the rhythm of their hearts continue to beat as one?

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Iris (The Wild Side #2) by R.K. LilleyTOPREC

Iris (Wild Side #2) by R.K. LilleyARE YOU READY FOR A TWIST?
Who is Iris? Where did she come from? Where has she gone?
Alasdair Masters has more questions than answers about his new, too young obsession, and when he finds out she’s been lying to him, from their first meeting to their last one, he’s more confused than ever about her feelings, her intentions.
And what’s just as confusing are his own feelings. Has he turned something purely physical into something emotional in his own head? Is any of it mutual?
The only thing he doesn’t question is whether he’ll keep going back for more.
Me, I was simple. I was order. A very neat, efficient machine that ran on nothing but air.
Me plus anyone else, well, that was another matter. And me plus Iris, that was a monster of a machine, with all gears going at different speeds, some spinning off their hinges, just going mad, but it was a wonderful madness, at full throttle, misfiring in all directions.
It felt wonderful and dreadful.
I was breaking down, and it felt amazing.
And terrifying.
This book is intended for readers 18 and up.

Purchase Links~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~ GoodreadsThe Wild Side Goodreads


Sins & Secrets (Sins #1) by Jessica Sorensen

27thJUNE14- Sins & Secrets by Jessica SorensenLies. Betrayal. A double life.

Lola Anders isn’t who she seems. Two years ago she ran away from the dangerous life she’d been living in order to stay alive and to escape the pain of losing someone close to her. She changed her name and reinvented herself into a good girl… at least part of the time anyway. A secretary by day and an escort by night, Lola lives a double life in order to maintain balance and survive. And things are going well until someone from her past shows up out of nowhere–someone Lola thought was dead.

Sexy and dangerous Layton Everett enters Lola’s life again without warning. Not only does Layton know who Lola really is but he also used to work for her family’s sworn enemy. Lola worries he’s shown up to finish the hit put on her two years ago, but having no other choice she has to let Layton into her life. Plus, she’s attracted to him more than she likes to admit.

The closer Lola gets to Layton, the more her secrets are revealed. Ultimately she’s pulled into the dangerous world she ran away from.

**Adult Romance Suspense. Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.**

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1ST JULY 2014 Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers #1) by Jamie McGuire ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~ Goodreads

1st JULY 2014 Sharing You (Sharing You #1) by Molly McAdams ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~ Goodreads

1st JULY 2014 Taming the Storm (Storm Series #3) by Samantha Towle ~Amazon US~ Amazon UK~ Amazon AU~ Goodreads

1st JULY 2014 Home is Where The Heart is by Christie Mack  Goodreads

1st JULY 2014 Release by Violet Vaughn  Goodreads

~Always Yours (Always #2) by Kari March Cover Reveal~


Title – Always Yours (Always 2)
Author – Kari March
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Cover Photo by Daniel Erny
Cover design by
K23 Designs
Release Date – Summer 2014



That was the only word Cam Greer, the son of a wealthy media mogul, had ever associated with women. When he met Amber Murphy his senior year in high school, he felt like, for once, this girl loved him for him. When she pursued her dreams and left Cam behind, Amber not only crushed Cam’s heart, she destroyed his future as well. He was left to start his life over, thinking the only woman that would ever truly love him was gone.

Cara Pratt has finally got her life on track. Ten years after watching her father literally walk out of her life, Cara has finally found happiness with a new stepfather and her high school boyfriend, Lance. Everything is going according to her plan, until a pregnancy test comes back positive. Once again, she finds herself watching the man she loves walk out of her life, taking her future along with him.

When Cam and Cara spot each other across the bar at Maggie’s Place four years later, neither of them are interested in starting a relationship. They’re both a little unsure and completely untrusting. They try to fight the intense immediate attraction, realizing right off, the seriousness of their chemistry, but as hard as they try, they can’t.

As fate pulls them together, will their mistrust push them apart? As the smoldering embers from their pasts come blazing to the surface, fears are uncovered that neither of them are ready to face.

This is Cam and Cara’s story and can be read as a standalone.

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He closed the gap between us and was now so close he was pushing the limits of my personal space. Looking at me, he reached for my hand and pulled it away from my mouth. “You’re not a good liar, Cara.”

The warmth from his touch shot straight through to my core, awakening every nerve ending in my body, making goose bumps prick my skin. I prayed that he didn’t notice the reaction my body had to his simple touch but by the way he just grinned, I’m guessing he did. I turned my head to avoid him when he grabbed my chin and lifted it up. Firmly, he held it in place giving me no choice but to lock eyes with him. The pad of his thumb seductively brushed across my bottom lip and before I knew what was happening his lips were on mine. Releasing my chin, he slipped his hand behind my neck while his other hand wrapped around my waist and pulled me closer. I felt his tongue against my lips, asking permission to enter and I gave it to him. Swathing my arms around his neck, he entered with a desperate yearning and I accepted every reckless caress he gave.

As quickly as it started it ended. Cam pulled back, short of breath, and rested his forehead on mine. “So you forgive me then?”

I giggled, “Yeah, I guess so.”

“You guess so?” He said has he pulled back a bit. “Stop denying it, Firecracker, you know you can’t resist this,” motioning to his body as he grinned playfully, “I can tell by the way you react to my touch.” He slid his finger down my collarbone, leaving yet another trail of goose bumps in its wake. I hated the fact that he was right. Since the moment I saw him last night all I’ve been able to think about is him. Still, I wasn’t sure I was ready for any sort of relationship, my past was still lingering in the back of my mind and I wasn’t ready to face it. Trying to fight my body’s reaction I tensed up and opened my mouth to speak. “Shhh…” he said as he reached up with his other hand and cradled my face, tilting it to the side so he had better access. Tracing the deep v-neck of my shirt with his finger, he leaned down and whispered, “Relax, don’t deny it, just feel it.” Closing my eyes, I started to get lost in his touch.

✰✰Promise Me Always (Always 1)✰✰

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Blake Bentley had a rough upbringing, never fully believing he was good enough for anything or anyone. After being left with a broken heart by his only girlfriend, Blake swore off relationships for good and turned to the only two things that made him feel sufficient – sex and firefighting.

Tessa Collins was brought up in the traditional ‘perfect’ family – loving parents, great sister, and amazing friends. After falling in love with Jared, her life was perfect – until he betrayed her. She has no idea that his betrayal could end up costing her more than just a shattered heart.

Blake and Tessa have been friends since high school. Never wanting to admit their attraction for each other, the two always remained close friends. Now, three years later, Blake and Tessa find themselves being pulled together by a force much greater than friendship.


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✰✰About the Author ✰✰


I am a new adult contemporary author that is currently working on my first novel, Promise Me Always. I am a wife, mother of 2 amazing kiddos, photographer and owner at K23 Photography & Design, graphic designer and cover designer at K23 Designs, as well as an avid reader and blogger at A Book Whores Obsession! I have been married since 2004 to the most amazing man ever and together we have two amazing children.

I was born in Aurora, CO and still reside their today with my amazing family. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else in the world. I have become accustom to bi-polar weather living here and I absolutely love getting all four seasons (although winters could be a bit shorter.)

I have a small obsession with Starbucks and gummy bears! They make the perfect writing snack! Wine helps a lot too especially with the late night writing sessions. I love the summer and everything that goes along with it, camping, swimming, boating, hiking, etc. I love to travel and Disneyland is one of my family’s favorite places to visit together. I have a dream of visiting so many places in the world such as Italy, Greece, Australia, Fiji, Bora Bora and New Zealand (just to name a few.)

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~Our Kind of Love by Shane Morgan Book Blitz~

Our Kind of Love

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Book Title: Our Kind of Love
Author: Shane Morgan
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: May 31, 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions


Reign is convinced that Nate is the perfect guy for her. That’s until Micah walks into her Mom’s restaurant looking for a job. Now Reign can’t seem to stop her heart from yearning for the guy with the mysterious sea blue eyes and melting smile.

Will she live up to everyone’s expectations, or risk it all for someone with a troubled past?

Micah is all but perfect. He’s spent eight months in a juvenile detention center back in Colorado for his unintentional involvement in a crime. Now at nineteen and hoping to escape his ghosts, he lands a part-time job working at a seaside restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island where he meets the irresistible Reign. Micah can’t help the way he feels whenever he’s around her, but she’s already taken and he doesn’t want to disrupt her life or get himself in anymore trouble. But then his attraction for Reign proves too strong to deny, and Micah finds that he just might discover a reason to stop running.

Meet the Author

Shane Morgan is the bestselling young adult and new adult author of Impossibly Love, and Impossibly True. She currently lives in Rhode Island where she spends her days blogging, reading, and writing.

Shane’s belief is that imaginations can never be too wild. If you’re thinking it then the story is already written inside your head. It’s simply time to share it with the rest of the world.

Our Kind of Love excerpt

Micah sees Reign for the first time

Sitting down on a park bench, I stare up at the colors of the fading sky. The bursting orange and yellows mix together like one big orgasm. I appreciate the natural beauty for a while, until something, okay, someone, more captivating graces my view.

A young woman, lost in thought, walks barefoot across the sea wall made of white pebbles separating sand from sea. With the poise of a gymnast, her body shivers with each step against the ocean breeze. Her cute blue dress with floral prints flares modestly just below her knees. She pays no attention to anything else around her, unaware of how my eyes are trained on her every move.

As the setting sun slants across her tanned legs, she pauses for a beat. Flipping straight light brown hair off her shoulders, strands falling elegantly down her back. I love long hair on girls. The smell (that’s if it’s clean, I’ve had instances where it wasn’t), the feel, and the texture. Caught up, I lean forward, my gaze fixed on nothing but her. Turn. How I wish she’d turn around so I could see her face. Even my heart begins to thud with anticipation.

Finally, as if hearing me, she twists. Her attention riveted on something out on the street to her left. Oh c’mon, turn toward me. The sun will be gone in minutes. She swivels, fully around this time. I’m breathless as I catch a glimpse. I could see she’s beautiful, but not in a shallow way. Something about her intrigues me.

So what am I doing? Why am I just sitting here watching her?

Snapping back to my senses, I spring from the bench and start to walk over to her, hoping she won’t run away when I tell her how angelic she is before my eyes. Jeez. That’s corny as hell, but I don’t care. I have to talk to this girl.

I’m almost there when the loud beep-beep of a car draws her attention. She twirls and I stop in my tracks. A wide smile spreads across her pink lips, and like an idiot, I convince myself she’s actually smiling at me. Realization bites me on the ass when she hurries past me like I’m invisible, heading for the red jeep parked on the side of the street waiting for her.

She didn’t see me. Like seriously?

I stand in place and watch as she climbs inside the jeep, shuts the door, and the driver takes off. Now I feel like crap, because I wasted time and missed the chance to talk to her. I wonder if I’ll ever see her again.

With hunched shoulders, I walk up the sand onto the grass and sit back on the bench, dumping grains out of my flip-flops.

A lone gull scampers across the sand. A bright moon rises in the sky. I run my fingers through my already messy hair and start to laugh. Dude, why did you get so riled up? That girl’s simply another pretty face. How many have I seen these last few months? Why should I care?

I meet, we hook-up, and I move on.

The last thing I’m looking for is a girlfriend. I’m a no commitments type of guy. None of them ever took the guilt away, anyways.

But it’s crazy, how I feel. From just one look, my gut says that girl is worth getting to know. Maybe someone I wouldn’t mind sticking around for.


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