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New Releases: April 2014 – Part One

Last week was a bit hectic for me (okay, I was reading J.R. Ward’s The King, quickly followed by Gena Showater’s Burning Dawn. I’m not gonna lie, lol) and I missed posting the week’s releases so here are the books that came out last week:

 

Charlaine Harris et al., Games Creatures Play, Hardcover, April 1, 2014

Cynthia Garner, Vampire’s Hunger, Awakening, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Dana Marie Bell, Hecate’s Own, Heart’s Desire Book 2, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Heather Graham, The Awakening, Alliance Vampires, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Jennifer Ashley, Wild Wolf, Shifters Unbound Book 6, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Keri Arthur, Circle of Desire, Damask Circle Book 3, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Kimberly Frost, Magical Misfire, Southern Witch, eBook, April 1, 2014

J.R. Ward, The King, Black Dagger Brotherhood Book 12, Hardcover, April 1, 2014

Kait Ballenger, Immortal Hunter, Execution Underground Book 3, eBook, April 1, 2014

Kathryne Kennedy, Enchanting the Beast, Relics of Merlin, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Robin D. Owens, Ghost Seer, Paperback, April 1, 2014

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Illusion, Chronicles of Nick Book 5, Hardcover, April 1, 2014

Virna DePaul, Turned, Belladonna Agency, Paperback, April 1, 2014

 

 

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Posted April 7th, 2014.

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New Releases: March 2014 – Part Two

I know that it feels like it’s been awhile since I posted a New Release list, Peeps, but some months are like that. The middle of March was so quiet that I waited until now to combine the posts into one worth reading. Here are the titles that you may have missed this month:

 

Patricia Briggs, Night Broken, Mercy Thompson Book 8, Hardcover, March 11, 2014

Lynn Red, Bearing it All, Jamesburg Shifters Book 2, eBook, March 17, 2014

Jennifer Ashley, Feral Heat, Shifters Unbound, eBook, March 18, 2014

Dianne Sylvan, Shadowbound, Shadow World Book 6, Paperback, March 25, 2014

Heather Graham, Waking the Dead, Hardcover, March 25, 2014

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Vampires Need Not Apply, Accidentally Yours Book 4, Paperback, March 25, 2014

Nora Roberts, Shadow Spell, The Cousins O’Dwyer Book 2, Paperback, March 25, 2014

Paula Brackston, The Midnight Witch, Hardcover, March 25, 2014

Shelly Laurenston, Bite Me, Pride Book 9, Paperback, March 25, 2014

 

 

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Posted March 28th, 2014.

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Cover Reveal for Nalini Singh’s ARCHANGEL’S SHADOWS

The seventh book in Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series, Archangel’s Shadows, is set to be released in November 2014.
Nalini Singh, Archangel's Shadows, Guild Hunter

 

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.

In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot—should not—be walking the streets.

This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…

Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.

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If you haven’t yet read Angels’ Pawn, which is the first time Ash and Janvier make an appearance together, you can find an excerpt here.

Angels’ Pawn is available on its own as an ebook and as part of the Angels’ Flight anthology in ebook and paperback.

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Posted March 27th, 2014.

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Jeaniene Frost’s 2014 RT Convention Schedule

So many of my favourite authors will be at RT Con this year, including the fabulous Jeaniene Frost. Here is her schedule.

 

Tuesday, May 13: 8:15pm to 10:00pmNever Have I Ever…New Adult Pajama PartyCollege settings are hotter than ever right now and whether you’re going back or forward in time, or to a completely different reality, tonight everyone will be living it up on campus. Come sporting your college team T-shirt and some comfy pajama pants. Share a table with your favorite NA author, play college-themed games, eat your way to the “freshman 15″ with our junk-food feast, and win prizes. All participants receive a goody bag and much more. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Gallery 4

Wednesday, May 14: 1:15pm to 2:15pm: PARANORMAL: Strange Worlds, Strong WillsA place filled with vampires, shapeshifters, demons and magic is exciting, but are the characters living in there up for challenge? Join bestselling authors as they discuss how to craft characters – human or otherwise – that are ready, willing and able to take on the fantastic worlds they live in. Moderator: Jeaniene FrostPanelist(s): Ilona Andrews (aka Ilona and Gordon Andrews) Charlaine Harris Marjorie M. Liu. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 2

Wednesday, May 14: 3:45pm to 4:45pmFantasy LoversWhat makes urban fantasy and paranormal romance characters so enticing? Why do our dragons and vampires and weres have so much sex appeal for our readers? Join urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors in exploring the realm of supernatural lovers and otherworldly passion. Host(s): Lara Adrian Alyssa Day (Lucy Connors) Jeaniene Frost Yasmine Galenorn Chloe Neill . Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 9

Thursday, May 15: 11:15am to 12:15pm:  PARANORMAL: HEA The Paranormal WayBoy Meets Girl has transformed into Creature Meets Girl. Or Boy Meets Creature. From that first look all the way to the final kiss, supernatural couples are lighting up the page. Acclaimed authors discuss the challenges – and perks – of getting to that Happily Ever After when relationships navigate fangs, fur, angel wings or dirigibles along the way. Moderator: Jeaniene Frost Panelists: Meljean Brook Kresley Cole Nalini Singh. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 2

Thursday, May 15: 4:00pm to 5:00pm: NA: What’s Next in New Adult? Is NA more than just angst romance? What’s next in New Adult? Romantic suspense? Thriller? Paranormal? Dystopian? Find out by agents, editors, and authors who are branching out in New Adult. Moderator: Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka J. Lynn)Panelist(s): Amanda Bergeron (Harper Collins, Editor) Jeaniene Frost Angela James (Carina Press, Editorial Director) Kevan Lyon (Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, Agent) Tessa Woodward (Avon Books/HarperCollins, Editor)Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 2

Friday, May 16: 6:00pm to 7:45pm:  Avon’s Krewe of MusesFree food, free drinks and free signed books, all hosted by Avon.  Location: 3rd Floor Room: Acadia

Saturday, May 17: 10:45 – 2:00pm: Giant Book Fair. Open to the public.

Saturday, May 17: 6:15 – 8:00pm: FAN-tastic Day Party. Meet a revolving door of hundreds of authors as they make appearances every 30 minutes in this high-energy event. Be one of the first 500 attendees and you’ll receive a goody bag filled with free books and promotional items.

 

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Posted March 26th, 2014.

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Jim Butcher’s SKIN GAME Tour Dates

The 16th book in Jim Butcher’s popular Dresden Files series, Skin Game, is set to release on May 27th 2014 and Jim is hitting the promotion trail.  Tour stops are listed below:

 

 

Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 PM
Mysterious Galaxy
2810 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA

Wednesday, May 28 at 7:00 PM
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA

Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 PM
Powell’s
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR

Friday, May 30 at 7:00 PM
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA Continue Reading…

Posted March 24th, 2014.

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Laura Wright News

Author Laura Wright sent out her latest newsletter the other day and I’ve gotta say that she’s one busy lady! First Laura teams up with Alexandra Ivy with two back-to-back Bayou Heat books releasing this spring – Lian/Roch (April), and Hakan/Severin (May).

Shameless is another upcoming paranormal and it will be part of a new series called Masters of Seduction. Other participating authors include Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, and Alexandra Ivy. The boxed collection features Incubus alphas and it will be in stores this summer. * * Click the link below to Pre-order for just 99 cents! Save $4 on the collection when you order now! * *

 

 

This will be followed by Eternal Storm, the next Mark of the Vampire book, sometime later this year.

In addition to these paranormals, Laura also has a new Western series, The Cavanaugh Brothers, debuting in June (with the second book releasing in October), another Western titled Sinful in Spurs coming out as part of the Sinful Seconds group series. She is also working on Rebel Ink, the latest installment in her Wicked Ink Chronicles. Whew! That’s a whole lot to cram into one year and knowing Laura, I wouldn’t be the slightest bit surprised to see her add on to this as the year progresses.

 

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Kim Harrison’s UNDEAD POOL Tour Schedule

Kim Harrison released The Undead Pool yesterday, the 12th book in her Hollows series, and I can’t tell you how excited I am. I absolutely love, love, love this series! Luckily for her fans, Kim’s publisher, Harper Voyager, is sending her on a huge tour to celebrate the new release. Here is where you can find Kim near you:

 

Kim Harrison, The Undead Pool, Hollows

 
 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014ANN ARBOR, MI
7:00 PM–Launch Book Event & Signing
NICOLA’S BOOKS
2513 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014CINCINNATI
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
JOSEPH-BETH & DAVIS-KIDD BOOKSELLERS
2692 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014MINNEAPOLIS, MN
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BARNES & NOBLE (Edina MN)
3225 W 69th St, Edina, MN 55435

 

Friday, February 28, 2014PITTSBURGH, PA
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BARNES & NOBLE (Homestead PA)
100 W Bridge St, Homestead, PA 15120

 

Saturday, March 01, 2014UPSTATE NEW YORK
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE (Saratoga)
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 

Monday, March 03, 2014NYC
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BARNES & NOBLE (Upper West Side)
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

 

Tuesday, March 04, 2014CONNECTICUT
7:30 PM–Book Event & Signing
RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY
21 Governor St., Ridgefield, CT 06877

 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014BOSTON
6:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

 

Friday, March 07, 2014RALEIGH
7:30 PM–Book Event & Signing
QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS & MUSIC
3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607

 

Saturday, March 08, 2014SOUTH CAROLINA
2:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BOOKS A MILLION (Columbia)
164 Forum Dr., Columbia, SC 29229

 

Monday, March 10, 2014ATLANTA
6:30 PM–Book Event & Signing
FOX TALE BOOK SHOPPE
105 E Main St., Woodstock, GA 30188

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014NEW ORLEANS
6:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
GARDEN DISTRICT BOOKS
2727 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70130

 

Monday, March 17, 2014MICHIGAN
6:00 PM–End of Tour party
SCHULER BOOKS (Lansing, MI)
2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912

 

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Posted February 26th, 2014.

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New Releases: February 2014 – Part Two

The middle two weeks of February were so quiet where new paranormal releases were concerned that it wasn’t even worth making individual posts. Thankfully things have picked up a little as we near the end of the month however. Here are the titles to look for at the bookstore:

 

Dana Marie Bell, Bear Naked, Halle Shifters Book 3, eBook, February 11, 2014

Lynsay Sands, Vampire Most Wanted, Argeneau Vampires Book 20, Paperback, February 18, 2014

Dixie Lyle, A Taste Fur Murder, Paperback, February 18, 2014

Jaime Rush, Angel Seduced, The Hidden Book 3, Paperback, February 25, 2014

Keri Arthur, Circle of Death, Damask Circle Book 2, Paperback, February 25, 2014

Kim Harrison, The Undead Pool, Hollows Book 12, Hardcover, February 25, 2014

Leigh Evans, The Problem With Promises, MystWalker Book 3, Paperback, February 25, 2014

Marjorie M. Liu, Labyrinth of Stars, Hunter Kiss Book 5, Paperback, February 25, 2014

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Sun God Seeks Surrogate, Accidentally Yours Book 3, Paperback, February 25, 2014

Nalini Singh, Whisper of Sin, Psy-Changeling, e-Book, February 25, 2014

 

 February 26th, 2014  at 8:30 am

Posted February 26th, 2014.

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Marjorie M. Liu, Kim Harrison, Darynda Jones – News Briefs

I’ve been posting a few news tidbits on the Paranormal Bites Facebook page lately and I thought that I’d do a brief wrap-up here as well…

 

Marjorie M. LiuLabyrinth of Stars, the fifth book in the Hunter Kiss series, releases on February 25th. We will be posting a review and hosting a giveaway to celebrate the release.

Kim HarrisonThe Undead Pool, the 12th book in the Hollows series, also releases on February 25th. Stay tuned for the review, coming soon. In the meanwhile, enjoy a free Hollows short story, “Trouble on Reserve

Darynda JonesSeventh Grave and No Body, the upcoming Charley Davidson book, will be released in October so we’re getting TWO Charley & Reyes books this year! Darynda has also updated her website and invites everyone to stop by and see her “new digs”.

 

 

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New Releases: February 2014 – Part One

Winter isn’t over yet, Peeps, so you better stock up on books this week since there are very few new releases coming up over the next couple of weeks. Look for the following titles to hit the bookstore shelves tomorrow:

 

Saranna DeWylde, Claimed by the Wolf, eBook, February 1, 2014

Amanda Ashley, Night’s Promise, Children of the Night, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Bianca D’Arc, Dragon Storm, Dragon Knights, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Chloe Neill, Wild Things, Chicagoland Vampires Book 9, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Doranna Durgin, Lynx Destiny, Sentinels, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Jacquelyn Frank, Hunter, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Katie Reus, Avenger’s Heat, Moon Shifter Book 4, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Lauren Dane, Unconditional, Cascadia Wolves, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Lora Leigh, Rule Breaker, Breeds Book 29, Hardcover, February 4, 2014

Patricia Rice, Magic Man, Paperback, February 4, 2014

P.G. Forte, Now Comes the Night, Children of the Night Book 3, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Thea Harrison, Falling Light, Game of Shadows, Paperback, February 4, 2014

Theresa Meyers, One Night With the Shifter, Harlequin Nocturne, Paperback, February 4, 2014

 

Thea Harrison, Falling Light, Game of ShadowsBianca D'Arc, Dragon Storm, Dragon KnightsSaranna DeWylde, Claimed by the WolfP.G. Forte, Now Comes the Night, Children of the Night Jacquelyn Frank, HunterKatie Reus, Avenger's Heat, Moon Shifter Chloe Neill, Wild Things, Chicagoland Vampires

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Posted February 3rd, 2014.

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New Releases: January 2014 – Part Two

It’s the last day of the month so I better take a moment to mention the new paranormal releases that came out over the past couple of weeks. The following titles are in bookstores now:

 

Marissa Dobson, Trusting a Tiger, Alaskan Tigers, Paperback, January 12, 2014

Jenna Black, Watchers in the Night, Guardians of the Night Book 1, Paperback, January 14, 2014

Jaye Wells, Dirty Magic, Prospero’s War, Paperback, January 21, 2014

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark Bites, Dark-Hunter, Hardcover, January 21, 2014

Cynthia Eden, Burn for Me, Phoenix Fire, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Jaime Rush, Magic Possessed, Hidden Book 2, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Jeaniene Frost, Up From the Grave, Night Huntress Book 7, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Kate Douglas, Dark Moon, Spirit Wild Book 2, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Keri Arthur, Circle of Fire, Damask Circle Book 1, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Pamela Palmer, Wulfe Untamed, Feral Warriors, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Yasmine Galenorn, Crimson Veil, Sisters of the Moon Book 15, Paperback, January 28, 2014

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark Bites, Dark-HunterJaye Wells, Dirty Magic, Prospero's WarKeri Arthur, Circle of Fire, Damask Circle Cynthia Eden, Burn for Me, Phoenix FirePamela Palmer, Wulfe Untamed, Feral WarriorsJeaniene Frost, Up From the Grave, Night Huntress Yasmine Galenorn, Crimson Veil, Sisters of the Moon

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Posted January 31st, 2014.

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Favourite Covers of 2013

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Rise of the Gryphon, BeladorGena Showalter, The Darkest Craving, Lords of the UnderworldLara Adrian, A Touch of Midnight, Midnight BreedSherrilyn Kenyon, Cloak & Silence, The LeagueLaurell K. Hamilton, Affliction, Anita Blake Vampire HunterJenn Bennett, Binding the Shadows, Arcadia Bell

 

Peeps, as you know I try to keep track of all of the paranormal books that come out and I post the New Releases on a fairly regular basis. I rely on Facebook and Twitter for much of this information, as well as various author newsletters, but most of it comes from trolling the Barnes & Noble site and their “Customers Who Bought This Also Bought” feature, as well as their New Releases page. And yes, I do check out Amazon on occasion as well. What this translates into is a phenomenal amount of time spent looking at book covers and researching more books than I’ll ever have the time to read.

Research purposes aside, it is very true that readers have a tendency to judge books by their covers and I myself have picked up more than one book/author just because I loved the cover art. Here is a list of my favourite paranormal covers of 2013.

 

J.R. Ward, Lover at Last, Black Dagger BrotherhoodPatricia Briggs, Frost Burned, Mercy ThompsonLara Adrian, Edge of Dawn, Midnight BreedChloe Neill, House Rules, Chicagoland VampiresKim Harrison, Ever After, Hollows

 

Favourite Paranormal Covers of 2013

(Listed by reverse release date)

 

Keri Arthur, Darkness Splintered, Dark Angels, Paperback, November 5, 2013

Nalini Singh, Archangel‘s Legion, Guild Hunter, Paperback, October 29, 2013

J.R. Ward, Possession, Fallen Angels, Hardcover, October 1, 2013 – Cover by Anthony Ramondo

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx, Dark-Hunter, Hardcover, September 3, 2013 – Cover by Ervin Serrano

Kelley Armstrong, Omens, Cainsville, Hardcover, August 20, 2013 – Cover by Anthony Ramondo

Chloe Neil, Biting Bad, Chicagoland Vampires, Paperback, August 6, 2013

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Rise of the Gryphon, Belador, Paperback, July 30, 2013

Gena Showalter, The Darkest Craving, Lords of the Underworld, Paperback, July 30, 2013

Lara Adrian, A Touch of Midnight, Midnight Breed, Paperback, July 14, 2013

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cloak & Silence, The League, eBook, July 10, 2013

Laurell K. Hamilton, Affliction, Anita Blake, Hardcover, July 2, 2013 – Cover by Judith Lagerman

Jenn Bennett, Binding the Shadows, Arcadia Bell, Paperback, May 28, 2013

JR Ward, Lover at Last, Black Dagger Brotherhood, Hardcover, March 26, 2013 - Cover by Anthony Ramondo

Patricia Briggs, Frost Burned, Mercy Thompson, Hardcover, March 5, 2013

Lara Adrian, Edge of Dawn, Midnight Breed, Hardcover, February 26, 2013

Chloe Neill, House Rules, Chicagoland Vampires, Paperback, February 5, 2013

Kim Harrison, Ever After, Hollows, Hardcover, January 22, 2013 – Cover by Larry Rostant

 

Keri Arthur, Darkness Splintered, Dark AngelsNalini Singh, Archangel's Legion, Guild HunterJ.R. Ward, Possession, Fallen AngelsSherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx, Dark-HunterKelley Armstrong, Omens, CainsvilleChloe Neil, Biting Bad, Chicagoland Vampires

 

The covers that I was drawn to at the beginning of the year tend to be a bit stark, with lots of white, black, and red being featured. I don’t know if this is a subconscious reflection of how I tend to feel during the winter months or just where I was emotionally at the time. As the year progressed though I was really drawn to golds, purples, and dark blues. And wings, apparently, but that’s no surprise as I love pretty much all winged creatures (and have the tattoos to prove it).

Over all though, I’d say my Top 3 choices are the covers for J.R. Ward’s Possession (those eyes!),  Kelley Armstrong’s Omens (scenery is a refreshing change from people and we need more green on covers) , and J.R. Ward’s Lover at Last (again, Qhuinn’s eyes!) – and just by coincidence, all three covers happen to be designed by Anthony Ramondo. Fourth place would go to Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Cloak & Silence (it’s stock photography and has been used on more than one cover this year but I love that man).

I wish that I could acknowledge all of the cover artists personally but unfortunately so few of them are publicly credited and I either don’t have the book in question or I simply can’t find their names. If you know the cover artists of the books on his list please share so that I can give them their due credit!

 

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Posted January 13th, 2014.

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