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Friday, October 24, 2014

Burn For Me Blog Tour - ARC Review + Giveaway: Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews



Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: A Hidden Legacy
Number in Series: 1
Format: ARC ePub (Edelweiss)
Pages: 400
Expected Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
 Presented by: Bewitching Book Tours


Synopsis from Goodreads
#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

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     I won't lie, I signed up to review this book even before reading the synopsis. You know why? Ilona Andrews. That name, in my opinion, is synonymous with excellence. This amazing writing duo can't do wrong. I know someone may be saying "Bullsh*t!", but that is probably because you have never experienced a read by Ilona Andrews. If you have, you would agree with me. Their voice in the Urban Fantasy genre is fresh and unique. You know when you are reading their books because there is nothing quite like it. They have created unforgettable worlds and even more unforgettable characters. I am happy to report that this read is no different. Pure awesomeness in the flesh, well, on paper anyway.

    Let me start off by talking about the worldbuilding. In this world, magic is something you are born with. If you are born with it, you end up with wealth, power, and privilege. Our main character, Nevada, is a private investigator. She is very good at her job partly because of her magical talents no one knows about besides her family. Nevada knows when someone is lying. It is not much of a magical talent that can rival the wealthy families, but it is enough to help catch them. That is what happens when a man name Adam who is very rich and powerful goes a bit crazy. Adam allegedly burned and killed a security officer and burned his wife and kids in the process as well. Adam is a Prime pyrokinetic which means he is the highest rank. He is so powerful, he could easily melt steel. He is now on the run. Nevada, however, is forced to catch him and bring him in. Not only must she catch him, she has to catch him first before the cops do and even they are having a hard time. If she doesn't get the job done, she will lose everything her and her family worked so hard for.

     I loved these characters so much. Nevada is an instant favorite. I love that even when we are given such a fantasy setting, Andrews really makes things realistic. You can see yourself in Nevada. She is a hardworking woman trying to protect and provide for her family. After her father died and her mother was injured, she became head of the family P.I. business. They are a great family too. You love them just as much as Nevada does. You feel like you know them because their is such a realistic quality to them. I absolutely love that.

     Nevada is one clever woman. Even in dire situations, she is thinking ahead of the game and the smartest course of action. When we first see her in action, it is clear she saved a woman's life from her cheating husband. If she didn't have her head on straight, things would have ended much differently. Then we have Connor "Mad" Rogan. Mad Rogan is also a Prime. He is a telekinetic. He wants to get to Adam before anyone else, but Nevada is in his way. He is the ultimate badass. But I love that we see more to him in this book. The connection between him and Nevada was to die for. They needed each other and they didn't know it.

     Andrews books never bore me. The writing and the characters always draw me in. I couldn't put this down. The pacing and dialogue are amazing. Ever since Kate Daniels, Andrews sense of humor is always something to look forward to and it is no different here. I found myself laughing so hard sometimes, I had to stop for a few moments to catch my breath. They do this and they do it so well. It is perfectly timed and fits the tone of the book. It just makes the book that much more enjoyable.

     I could probably gush about Ilona Andrews all day. Can you really blame me? I loved this story. It was full of action and creativity. It is a world that may have fantasy, but is also based in reality (if that makes sense). The characters will put a smile on your face and have you cheering them on. This is definitely one of my favorites this year. There is a reason Ilona Andrews is on so many favorites list and this book is just another example. Highly recommended.


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*This book belongs to the following challenges*
The Book Vixen's 2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge


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About Ilona Andrews

“Ilona Andrews” is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army.

Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him.

They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.) They have co-authored two New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, the urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and the romantic urban fantasy of The Edge and are working on the next volumes for both.

They live in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!


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Burn For Me Blog Tour Schedule

October 20 Mama's Kitchen Monday 
Review & a Recipe
Cabin Goddess

October 20 Spotlight and review 
Diane's Book Blog

October 20 Spotlight
Penny Dreadful Books and Reviews

October 20 Review
Addicted2Heroines 

October 21 Spotlight and review
Ann Gimpel

October 21 Spotlight and review
Between Dreams and Reality 

October 22 Review
Coffee and Characters

October 22 Spotlight
Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

October 22 review
Paranormal Cravings 

October 23 Spotlight and review
Rabid Reads 

October 23 Spotlight
Roxanne’s Realm

October 24 Spotlight and review
That's What I'm Talking About

October 24 Spotlight and review
Musings and Ramblings 

October 24 Spotlight and review
More Books Than Livros

October 24 Review
Offbeat Vagabond

October 24 Spotlight and review
Book-a-holic Fairies 

October 27 Spotlight
Cassandra M's place 

October 27 Spotlight
Pembroke Sinclair.  

October 27 Spotlight
Kimber Leigh Writes

October 27 Review
Nette's Bookshelf Reviews 

October 28 Spotlight
Books & Tales:

October 28 Spotlight
Lisa’s World of Books

October 29 Spotlight and review
Diaries of 2 Thick Chicks

October 29 Spotlight
Fang-tastic Books

October 30 Spotlight
Reading Reality

October 30 Spotlight
Share My Destiny

October 31 Spotlight
Aly's Miscellany 

October 31 Spotlight
Books N Pearls 
October 31 Spotlight and review 
Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek

November 3 Spotlight
VampChix

November 3 Spotlight
Urban Fantasy Investigations

November 3 Spotlight and review
Urban Girl Reader 

November 3 Spotlight and review
Once Upon a Book Blog

November 4 Spotlight
Deal Sharing Aunt

November 4 Spotlight and review
Butterfly-o-Meter Books

November 4 Spotlight and review
Sister Sinister Speaks

November 5 Review
Shut Up & Read 

November 5 review
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock

November 5 Review
The La La Land of Books

November 6 Spotlight
Sapphyria's Book Reviews 

November 6 Spotlight
Tynga's Reviews

November 6 Spotlight
Houston Havens  

November 6 Spotlight and review
Dark Side of Romance

November 7 Spotlight
Bitten by Love Reviews

November 7 Spotlight and review
Book Liaison

November 7 Spotlight
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Double Cover Reveals - Behind Closed Doors: The Player (Inside Out #0.1) + Behind Closed Doors: The Gamble (Inside Out #0.2) by Lisa Renee Jones


Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out
Number in Series: 0.1 
  Expected Release Date: December 29, 2014
Genre: BDSM/Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance
Presented by: TRSOR Promotions 

Synopsis from Lisa Renee Jones
Skye's friend Ella convinces her to go Auction Hunting with her. While Ella scores a unit with Rebecca's Journals that she later gives to Sara in the first chapter of IF I WERE YOU, Skye buys a unit of her own where she finds a key to a locker. And what she finds inside will lead her to mystery, danger, and passion.



Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out
Number in Series: 0.2
  Expected Release Date: TBD 
Genre: BDSM/Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance
Presented by: TRSOR Promotions 

Synopsis from Lisa Renee Jones
Skye's story continues...

More information coming soon!

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Series Reading Order & Buy Links:

If I Were You (Inside Out #1)

 Being Me (Inside Out #2)

Revealing Us (Inside Out #3)

His Secrets (Inside Out #3.1)

Rebecca's Lost Journals/The Master Undone (Inside Out #3.2 & 3.3)

My Hunger (Inside Out #3.4)

No In Between (Inside Out #4)

My Control (Inside Out #4.1)

I Belong To You (Inside Out #5)

All Of Me (Inside Out #6)
Release Date: February 2, 2015
Preorder here:


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Lisa Renee Jones Bio:



 
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.



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Monday, October 20, 2014

Cover Re-Reveal: Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) by Lisa Renee Jones



Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen
Number in Series: 1 
Print Release Date: May 15, 2015
Published by: Julie Patra Publishing 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance/New Adult/Romantic Suspense


Synopsis from Goodreads
Infinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….

His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.


At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loves to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?

Buy here:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes 



Other Books in The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series


Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen
Number in Series: 2
Print Release Date: July 15, 2015 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance/New Adult/Romantic Suspense


Synopsis from Goodreads
Secrets and lies. They are everywhere: haunting her, tormenting her. In the midst of it all, he’d been her escape, her passion. The only person she’d trusted in six years. And then he’d made her doubt that trust, cutting her deeply. But as she’d once told him, she was damaged, not broken. She is ready to fight and not just for survival. She is fighting for the truth and she won’t stop until she has it, not even for…him.
Buy here:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  | iTunes 


 

Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Series: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen
Number in Series: 3  
Print Release Date: Coming Soon!
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance/New Adult/Romantic Suspense


Synopsis from Goodreads
Chad's Point of view

Everything Chad thought was right turns out wrong. Now he's living with the consequences of his decisions, and no one, not even the dark-haired beauty who swears she can deliver him to the doorstep of his worst enemy, is granted his trust. He lives, eats and breathes two thoughts and two alone: Protect his sister Amy, and, revenge is everything.









 

Lisa Renee Jones Bio:



 
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.



Follow Lisa Renee Jones here: 

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Release Day Blitz + Excerpt: Sex, Love, and Aliens by Imogene Nix



Authors: Imogene Nix, Ashlynn Monroe, Jaye Shields, and Beth D. Carter
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Published by: Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Genre: Futuristic Romance/Science Fiction
Cover Design: Fantasia Frog Design
Presented by: Bewitching Book Tours

 
Synopsis from Goodreads
TANGLED WEBS by Imogene Nix

In the course of a single day Gia Montgomery loses her job and discovers that her boyfriend—now ex-boyfriend—is a two-timing sleaze. After downing a bottle of wine, she catches sight of Cedun in her backyard. He's the Ba'Tua heir who has been living on Earth for several years. Gia struggles to ignore the strong attraction between them, because she's sure he's seeing someone else. Someone very close to her, in fact.

When the situation with her ex turns nasty, Cedun finally has a chance to set things straight between himself and Gia, but nothing is as simple as it seems. Cedun must protect Gia and sort out an impossible love-life tangle before it's too late.

Content Warning: this title contains sexy aliens and feisty heroines, together with enough action—of every kind—to keep readers on the edge of their seats


THE SPACESHIP CAPTAIN'S WIFE by Ashlynn Monroe

Some treasures are the hardest to see.

On a dying planet, treasure waits for an honorable man to claim it. Captain Ric Julius believes the cargo of gems is what he's come for, but there is one jewel he never expected. Her name is Kateri, and she changes everything.

Saving the woman's life, and making a fortune in the process, requires only one thing of Ric—his freedom. In order to obtain the gems he has to agree to take Kateri to safety…and to make her his wife. Every man has a price, but is Ric willing to pay in full on a debt he owes to a dead man on a decomposing world?

Content Warning: contains sensual sex scenes


HIS HUMAN by Jaye Shields

Can a human clone trained to kill also learn to love?

Elara Roberts is the captain of a space shuttle sent to retrieve a group of cloned soldiers from the planet US-2. As soon as she lands, the shuttle is overtaken and all of her men killed.

Svarog aka Rogue, is the leader of a rebel group of clones who desire freedom. He's been trained his entire life for one thing—to kill. But when he lays eyes on Elara, the only woman he's ever seen, his first instinct is to love. Taking her for himself, his new mission becomes exploring the body of the creature, and punishing any other clone male who dares come close.

Elara witnessed how easily Rogue killed her men and fears she is next. But instead, the beast seems curious and more lustful than anything else. Her best survival strategy is to play along. But when she gets a chance to escape she realizes she may not be ready to leave Rogue behind.

Content Warning: this story includes a deadly, devastatingly sexy clone who isn't above foul language and dirty sex


GRAVITATION by Beth D. Carter

Can Bree and Niah's love overcome their species being at war with one another?

Bree has spent her whole life hiding from the aliens who destroyed what was once Earth. When she stumbles across a wounded alien, common sense tells her to kill him before he can kill her, but her compassionate side refuses to obey. Instead, she helps him.

The two forge a temporary truce when they're forced to band together for protection. But as the days slip by, the alien Niah won't leave her, and as friendship gives way to something more, she can't help but wonder when, or if, them being on opposite sides will break the fragile bonds of love forming between them.

Content Warning: contains sexual content, strong language, and some violence
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Excerpt

HIS HUMAN EXCERPT:

Why do you want to go to Earth so bad?” Elara asked.

Rogue didn’t answer readily, instead, he appraised her, his gaze lingering on her sweat-soaked blouse. “You haven’t been here long, woman, but surely long enough to see this planet rivals the hell that the humans make us read about. It’s dry here, hot enough to melt the skin right off your body during certain seasons. Those tunnels you saw dotting the landscape, those were burrowed by one of US-2’s many creatures. Leave my side, and they’ll snatch you up and swallow you whole. It’d probably be an easier death than you deserve.”

Excuse me?” Elara glared at him. “Did you keep me alive to insult me to death?”

Why would you sign up to take men as slaves, take them to a war they can’t even understand?”

I’m not the bad guy here!” Her voice echoed through the cave, the sound suddenly making her feel more brave.

Neither am I. Unless I’m crossed.” He stood, still nude, his well-muscled body towering over her. “Now that you’re my captive, perhaps you can appreciate what we are fighting for. Freedom.” With that, the clone walked away from her. She glanced away, trying to avoid looking at the well-carved butt cheeks as the massive soldier walked away. He had a perfect body. The kind of body that was built to kill.

Elara’s mind spun. Not only had two clones tried to rape her, but her epic plan to seduce Rogue didn’t work. He’d never before had a woman, and she still couldn’t please him. Yet he’d protected her from those men.

As far as Rogue was concerned, she wasn’t sure what happened. He’d seemed so close to coming. He’d moaned, but then he’d been disgusted by her, shoving her away. She should have been happy that his cum didn’t fill her mouth, but it also meant her death.

But if he was going to kill her, why didn’t he just leave her to those men?

Finally alone, the terror of the day washed over her. She’d watched her peers murdered, she’d gone down on her captor, and she’d nearly been raped by two killers. Tears leaked down her cheeks, quickly dried by the intense heat on US-2.

Just as soon as he’d left, Rogue returned. His strong hand pulled her out of the fetal position to face him. When he saw her tears, he sneered in disgust. “I’m leaving to retrieve rations. Don’t try to escape.”

Hope bloomed within her. Of course she’d try to escape. Was this clone daft? She just never thought she’d be left alone to try.

Elara thought back to the initial attack on the space shuttle. The interior had sustained damage, but clearly the clones had been careful, obviously planning to try to take it to Earth themselves.

Rogue pulled on his military cargo shorts, not bothering with a shirt. He pulled a sachet of lotion out of his pocket and slathered it over his hard chest and chiseled stomach. It was a body meant to punish.

She barely heard Rogue’s final warning before he departed. Something about danger. Duh. Elara may have been surrounded by a planet of rebel clones, but she was a military captain, specially chosen for this very mission. Her femme fatale Plan A had failed, but now she had no other choice but to try to ass kick her way off this planet. She was sure as dead anyway, might as well die trying.

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About Imogene Nix

Imogene is a mother of two, compulsive reader, and bookstore owner. She lives in regional Queensland, Australia with her husband, two daughters, dog, cats, guinea pigs, and chooks. She has a particular fondness for vampires, star ship captains, and things that go bump in the night (especially vampire types).

Imogene has tried many varied roles in her working life including kindergarten assistant, teacher, principal, and kindergarten and child care director, but rates owning a bookstore and writing her own novels as the absolute highlight.

In her mother and wife alter ego, she has traveled widely and lived in some very unique places including Far Western Queensland, Cape York, and even Tasmania. She loves to travel and rates China and Hong Kong among her favorite destinations.
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About Ashlynn Monroe

Ashlynn Monroe is a busy working mom. She loves her kids and family. Her greatest joy is creating stories to entertain others, and she hopes they bring a little more romance into the world. She’s been writing since her teens, for her own enjoyment, but decided in her thirties to share her imagination with readers. Ashlynn enjoys biking, camping, reading, video games, and filling her home and life with love. If she’s not working or chasing her children, you can find her daydreaming up her next tale of romance.

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About Jaye Shields

Jaye Shields holds a degree in Anthropology from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in archaeology. Her previous claims to fame include being a bass player for a grunge band called the Hymens, being mistaken for Britney Spears while in Tokyo, and commercial model. She insists the commercial still counts even though her lines were cut.

Born and raised in Seattle, she now lives in the realm of fog, skyscrapers, and redwood trees. Happy to call San Francisco home, she spends her time writing sensual paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Thanks to her grandmother, she's been reading romance novels since she was ten years old. Jaye sprinkles her love of history, mythology, and the occult into flaming hot reads.

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About Beth D. Carter

I like writing about the very ordinary girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, so my heroines will probably never be lawyers, doctors or corporate highrollers. I try to write characters who aren't cookie cutters and push myself to write complicated situations that I have no idea how to resolve, forcing me to think outside the box. I love writing characters who are real, complex and full of flaws, heroes and heroines who find redemption through love.

I’ve been pretty fortunate in life to experience some amazing things. I’ve lived in France, traveled throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand. I am a mom to an amazing little boy. I live in Los Angeles, surrounded by friends and family. I hate washing dishes but I love cooking. I hate washing clothes but I love wearing them. Writing my bio is difficult because I never know what to say so I hope you like this one. My favorite color is red but I look best in black (it’s slimming). I hate people who don't pick up their dog's crap in public places, people who don’t use turn signals, and I really hate people who are rude and condescending. I especially hate discrimination in all and every form. And although I love holding a book in my hand, I absolutely adore my ereader, whom I’ve named Ruby.


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 Sex, Love, and Aliens Release Day Tour

Anya Breton Author's Blog

Books and Tales

Jo Jones (review)

Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess

More Books than Livros (review)

Offbeat Vagabond

Eargasms Audiobook Reviews.

Mythical Books

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!   

Sapphyria's Book Reviews

Pembroke Sinclair 

Fang-tastic Books

Roxanne’s Realm

Deal Sharing Aunt

Lisa’s World of Books

The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom


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