Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Charlaine Harris Book Contest from BittenByBooks

The #1 New York Times bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, “is back with a vengeance” (Tangled Web) with this first book in an all-new trilogy—and inviting readers to an even darker place on the map… 

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

I'm finally finishing the last couple of books in the Sookie series. My New Years resolution is to finish about 10 or 12 series that I've read all but the last few books of. And though it's been several years since I read the first 8 or 9, I've had no problem jumping right back in and enjoying them fully. I'm so excited to see that Harris has another series set in this awesome world of Bon Temps Louisiana.

Read a 4 star review of Midnight Crossroad by clicking here.
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Books in the Midnight Texas Trilogy in the order they should be read:

Contest Info: Open to readers in the USA

Prize: 5 copies of Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris Compliments of ACE Books.

Author Bio:
Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She switched to novels a few years later, and achieved publication in 1981 with Sweet and Deadly.
Professionally, Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, Sisters in Crime, and the International Crime Writers Association. She is a past member of the boards of Sisters in Crime and MWA, and she has served as president of the MWA. She is also a member of Science Fiction Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, and Romance Writers of America, just to make sure she’s covered.
Personally, Harris has been married for many years. She mother of three wonderful children and the grandmother of two. She lives in central Texas, and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously. Her house is full of rescue dogs.
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Jane Yellowrock – Dark Heir $50.00 Gift Amazon Card Trivia Contest from BittenByBooks

Excerpt from Dark Heir:
“Yeah.” It wasn’t enough. I didn’t know enough. As usual. “We need to ask someone what happened that night. And try to get a straight answer.”
“Good luck with that. Adrianna, Joseph, and Leo are the only ones still alive to question,” Eli said, amused. “One has scrambled brains, one is drinking people to death, and the other has never been overly forthcoming with the truth.”I thought about the brass knuckles and beating the truth from Leo. Reluctantly, I said, “There’s Bethany.”                                “Ditto on the looney tunes,” Eli said.        “I wonder where Leo got the painting of Adrianna and Barbie? It was with stuff that came from his clan home when it burned, but I never saw it until it was on sub-four. Bruiser said Leo was searching for things pertaining to Santana, so I have to wonder how many other things and bits of evidence there are.”
“Diaries?” Eli asked. “Dear Diary, Today I intend to stake the Son of Darkness. Then a sleepover with my bestie, Adrianna.”
“Okay. Ha-ha. But what about newspapers? Gossip columns were big in the day.”
Eli’s mouth turned down and he nodded as he considered that. “Alex can check through archived newspapers. I’ll look on sub-four and search the room Adrianna used at HQ.” He frowned. “It’s on sub-four too.”
“Nothing vamps do is coincidence. I’ll talk to Leo.” With or without brass knucks and the use of physical violence. “He was here. I need to know more about what he saw.” I started out of the room.
Eli looked at the damaged bedpost. “Sometime soon, we need to get in some more sword practice. We may need it.”
“Until further notice, we carry multiple silver crosses and silver ammo.”
“I’ll get some holy water from a priest I know,” Eli said, “because I doubt we’ll be welcomed back to The Church any time soon.”
I've yet to start this series(plan to binge read it at the beach this summer), though I do have all the books on my TBR shelves but I wanted to share BittenByBooks awesome giveaway to those who are deep into this series.
 In anticipation of Dark Heir the next installment in Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series, BittenByBooks have cooked up a fun way for you to be involved and have a chance at winning one of TWO $25.00 Amazon gift cards!

Here are some fun trivia questions from Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock novels. How the contest will run. There will be no Giveaway Tools Widget. Instead, you will need to copy all of the questions and the CORRECT answers and email them to the address below. ANY posts that have answers in them here  or on BittenByBooks  blog will be deleted and your entries will not count.

NOTE: DO NOT post your answers in the blog comments section below! Instead please send all of your answers in ONE email to this email address: 
LTP will compile all of the correct answers from the contestants and then pick the two winners. The contest is open to readers worldwide and ends Friday April 3, 2015 at midnight.
Feel free to chat and talk in the comments and have a good time talking about the upcoming release HERE.  
1. What did Angie Baby want, that Jane got for her in New Orleans?
A. A stuffed toy Arcenciel
B. A Cherokee doll with eyes like Jane’s
C. A stuffed toy mountain lion kit
D. A ring with the birthstone

2. How did Jane prompt Katie of Katie’s Ladies to cede ownership of the house Jane lives in to her?
A. Jane won the house in a poker game, along with one of Katie’s girls, and a Grindylow.
B. Black Arts, by accident. Jane negotiated with Katie about finding out where her two missing girls went to and ended up with the house.
C. In the short story Cat Tats when Jane rescued Katie from a blood witch.
D. In the short story Cajun With Fangs, when a Cajun madam won the house and then last it to Jane while playing craps.

3. What happened the first time Jane met Leo?
A. Leo fainted.
B. She bowed and allowed him to taste her blood.
C. They had wild monkey sex in a broom closet
D. She tackled him and slapped him with a silver cross. PS Bruiser was not amused.

4. At what event did Jane first fight with the Liver Eater?
A. In the short story Strange Brew, when the demon attacked
B. In Blood Cross when Leo was trying to kill Angie Baby
C. Skinwalker, when the Liver Eater attacked Rick in an isolated house.
D. Skinwalker, when Immanuel killed Antoine.

5. What is Leo’s full name?
A. Leonard Eugene Zacharie Pellissier
B. Leo the Lion King
C. Leonine Edmund Hartley
D. Leo the Raven-Haired

6. What type of supernatural creature is Girrard DiMercy?
A. Water Witch
B. Troll
C. Elf King
D. Storm God

7. What kind of bird did Jane turn into in order to spy on the goings-on in the cemetery?
A. Black-backed Gull
B. Eurasian Eagle Owl
C. Golden Eagle
D. Red Tailed Hawk

8. What is the devoveo?
A. A cult dedicated to the music of Devo
B. The ceremony during which a Mithran clan leader designates his or her heir
C. The period between a new vampire’s rising and her/his return to sanity
D. The transformation of a human being into a vampire
E. A period of mourning experienced by some vampires when those close to them die a true-death

9. What is a Mithran?
A. The polite name for a vampire who lives according to the Vampira Carta.
B. A vampire who has lost his/her sanity
C. A vampire who prefers to drink from unwilling humans
D. A small green creature sworn to kill weres who spread the taint to another being

10. How does Jane describe Evangelina when she first meets her?
A. One of the original Wicked Witches.
B. A Three Star General version of Molly.
C. Windblown and worn out, looking like something the cat dragged in.

11. Who is Sabina?
A. A really old “Siren” Vampire
B. A beautiful sex kitten of Leo’s
C. The only Vampire who held the Blood Cross and lived
D. The only vamp with 10 inch fangs

12. What does PsyLED Stand for?
A. Psychiatrist to the Lower Elite Demons
B. Psychology of Lesser Ensemble Demons
C. Psychometry Law Enforcement Division
D. Psychology of Lesser Elfin Division

13. Tlvdatsi means what?
A. Raccoon
B. Mountain lion
C. Badger
D. Wolverine

14. What does Anamchara mean?
A. A form of flesh eating bacteria
B. A type of witch
C. What Mithrans call humans they drink from
D. Soul or mind bonding

15. Soul is what kind of supernatural?
A. Witch
B. Werebear
C. Arcenciel
D. Demon

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Books in the Jane Yellowrock series in the order they should be read:

About Faith Hunter
Author Bio:
Faith Hunter has written the Jane Yellowrock series and the Rogue Mage series, as well as the RPG Rogue Mage. Several of her novels have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists, and she has four new books under contract. Under the pen name Gwen Hunter, she has written action adventure, mysteries, and thrillers. Under all her pen names, she has over 25 books in print in 27 countries.
Faith writes full-time and works full-time in a hospital (for the benefits). She’s a workaholic and playaholic who makes jewelry, collects orchids and bones, travels in her RV with her hubby and two dogs, and white-water kayaks. Once upon a time, she also tried to keep house and cook, but since she started writing two books a year, she may have forgotten how to turn on the appliances.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stifled Tour (Summoned Book 2) by Rainy Kaye

Stifled Release
Today we're celebrating the release of STIFLED, book two in the SUMMONED series by USA Today Bestselling author, Rainy Kaye. A dark twist on genie folklore, SUMMONED follows a reluctant criminal as he unravels the mystery of the paranormal bond controlling him. In STIFLED, Dimitri trails an elusive jinn and finds himself in the middle of a community keeping dark secrets. The SUMMONED series is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.

Scroll down to pick up your copy of STIFLED, get SUMMONED for free for a limited time, and enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card.

Stifled Final 2 PSDDimitri would like nothing more than to live a low-key life in Naples, Italy. His girlfriend, Syd, has other plans.

After three months of researching, she is positive she has found a jinn on a killing spree in San Diego, California. Since Syd gave Dimitri the one thing he thought was out of reach, he feels obligated to use his ill-gained talents for her cause.

A few hours back in the US proves that Dimitri and Syd didn't quite make the clean escape they had thought. As they trail the elusive jinn, someone else trails them. What should have been a simple trip to confirm once and for all if the jinn are living among humans, instead reveals a community keeping dark secrets.

Unfortunately for Dim, the only way out is in.

Get your copy here!

Haven't read book one yet? No problem! It's currently FREE on Amazon.

summoned_cover_final_biggerTwenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally.
Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.
Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well.
When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can’t tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn’t the type to tolerate secrets.
Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl’s ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.

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rainykayeRainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at RainyoftheDark and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona.

She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA. Someone told her she's a USA Today Bestselling author. She thought there would be cake.


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Friday, March 27, 2015

My Favorite Hometown World Series Winning Pitcher Graces Cover of Jaci Burton's Book (Sort Of)

As a lover of the San Francisco Giants, all books Jaci Burton and especially our hometown hero- Madison Bumgarner- I just had to share this post from MLB Cut4. A special thanks to Michael Clair for the awesome cover redo. 

Giants ad reveals that Madison Bumgarner is also a genius mechanic

At this point, I'm pretty sure that Madison Bumgarner is a character from a romance novel come to life. He's a tall, handsome, professional ballplayer with a World Series MVP, who is also a Southern cowboy and rancher with a dreamy drawl. 

Turns out, he also knows his way around an engine. As Bruce Bochy tells us in this new Giants ad, when the team's bus broke down, Bumgarner hopped off and, within a few minutes, had it back on the road.
Go HERE to see the mechanic ad
We can only assume it looked a little something like this: 

M9B Friday Reveal: Chapter Three of Hunted (Sinners #2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki with Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!
This week, we are revealing Chapter 3 of
Hunted (Sinners #2) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki
presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Title: Hunted (Sinners #2) 
Publication date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki

HUNTED is the electrifying sequel to the bestselling debut BRANDED, A Sinners Series, by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki.
It’s been three months since the revolt against the Commander’s fifty-year-old regime failed.
Under a new ruler, things were supposed to change. Get better.
But can anyone really be trusted?
Lexi and Cole soon find out, as life takes an unexpected turn for the worse.
In this ever-changing world, you must hunt or be hunted.
Lives will be lost.
Dreams will be crushed.
Fears will be realized.
Secrets will be exposed.
When Cole is once again faced with losing Lexi at the hands of a monster, one encounter will change everything.
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Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.

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Author Molly Harper Character Interview and Book Contest at BittenBBooks

“In the next book in Molly Harper’s beloved Half Moon Hollow paranormal romance series, Gigi starts her first job (at Vampire Headquarters), gets over her first love, and may even fall for her first vampire!
Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she’ll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants…”
Buy a print copy of The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire from Amazon byclicking here.
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CONTEST INFO: Open to readers in the USA.
Prize: 3 Signed copies of The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

Bad For Me Kindle Blast! #BFMBlast

All she has to do is take a chance...

Publication Date:
 April 6, 2015
 Contemporary Romance

Callie Jacobsen isn't about to open her heart to just anyone. Not so very long ago, trusting someone changed her life forever—and not in a fun way. Now she's better off focusing on her career, her friends, and her dog. So when former Marine Everett Silverton takes an interest in her, Callie's more than a little wary. No matter how charming he is, men are a bad idea. In fact, she's got the scars to prove it. But Everett isn't convinced Callie should shut everyone out—especially not him. He may be a hero to the people of Rock Canyon, but he's got his own demons, and he bets they're not that different from Callie's. Still, he knows it's going to take more than chemistry to get her to let her guard down. Everett will do whatever it takes to show her she's safe with him. All she has to do is take a chance, take a step … and take his hand.

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“Looks like you could use a hand.”
“Son of a bitch!” Surprised, Callie spun around from her kneeling position so fast that she fell over, landing in the softening muck with a splat. She’d been too busy cursing the shredded tire and the pouring rain to hear Everett behind her until he spoke.
Callie shook her mud-covered hands and was sure she heard a snort of laughter from Everett over the pouring rain and Ratchet’s muffled barking inside the Jeep.
“Hasn’t anyone ever told you that sneaking up on someone is rude?” Callie glared up at Everett, who was holding his hands down to her. Even though he wasn’t smiling, she’d have to be blind not to catch the amused gleam in his eyes.
Ignoring his offer of assistance, she climbed to her feet, but her bruised pride earned her even more mud as her jeans were soaked through. She tried to wipe off the muck, but it just smeared.
“They have, which is why I didn’t sneak; I walked. I saw you huddled over and figured I could help.”
“Thanks, but I’ve got this,” she said.
Thunder erupted over their heads, and Callie felt like the sky was laughing at her too.
“You sure? You’re shivering like crazy, and I can have this changed in under four minutes. I’ll have you know I hold the Silverton family record for fastest tire change.” Lightning lit up the sky, highlighting his cheeky grin. “And I’ve been told more than once that I’m good with my hands.”
She didn’t want to smile at his gentle teasing, but she was cold and miserable, and he was offering her a way out.
“I was just going to call triple A for a tow—”
“It will be faster if I just change it; believe me. Here.” Everett reached around her and opened the door to the Jeep. “Hop in, and I’ll grab the spare from the back.”
Callie’s face burned with embarrassment. “It’s not there.”
“I meant to buy another one, but these suckers aren’t cheap and I just . . . I never got around to it.” She leaned her head against the door, laughing humorlessly. “Pretty stupid, huh?”
“Well, yeah, but there’s no use in me lecturing you when you already know.”
Callie glanced at him sharply. “Thanks a lot, Dad.”
“Come on; I’ll take you to Jose’s Tires, and we’ll get you a new one.”
“I told you; I can’t afford it right now—”
“I’ll take care of it. Don’t worry.”
“Um, no. I don’t like being in anyone’s debt.” She squirmed under his thoughtful gaze and added, “Thank you, but I must decline.”
“Well, I must insist. You can’t just sit here on the side of the road until payday, and triple A will ding you for using one of your get-out-of-trouble calls.” Another crack of thunder shook the sky. “Look, I get it. You don’t know me from Adam, but I can get you over to Jose’s and get you a line of emergency credit. That way, you won’t owe me anything, and I don’t have to stand out in the rain. Sound fair?”
Her insides churned, and she cursed. If she’d just gotten a new spare when she’d bought her last set, she wouldn’t be sitting in the rain at the mercy of a large former marine.
Who you can’t seem to get out of your head.
And now she was about to get into a car with him and have to make small talk. What if he started flirting with ideas that she was interested in him as anything more than an acquaintance?
Why? Because you actually feel something for him, unlike every other guy since Tristan? You gotta start to move on sometime.
But moving on meant putting her trust in another man, and she wasn’t sure she could ever make that mistake again.
“Okay,” Everett said. “I really don’t want to stand out in the rain while you debate whether or not I’m some dirt bag trying to scam you, so how about I run up to Jose’s, get the tire, and come back?”
He was giving her an out and still offering to help her. If she was smart, she would take him up on the offer and climb up into the safety of her Jeep, away from him and his warm brown eyes.
He’s Fred’s son, and everyone says he’s honorable. It’s not like you’re driving to Mexico. It’s right up the road. He didn’t even have to stop—most people wouldn’t have.
“Wait,” she said when he started to turn away. Grabbing Ratchet’s leash and her purse from inside her car, she ignored the voices in her head. “We’re coming.”

An obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she's not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

M9B Two for Thursday Book Blitz: The Dragonrider Chronicles by Nicole Conway with Giveaway #T4T

Hello and welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!
Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
You just might find your next read!
This week, #T4T presents to you:
Fledgling (The Dragonrider Chronicles, #1) by Nicole Conway  
Avian (The Dragonrider Chronicles, #2) by Nicole Conway
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
Can one boy stand between two kingdoms at war?
Jaevid Broadfeather has grown up as a wartime refugee, hiding from the world because of his mixed racial heritage. He feels his future is hopeless, until a chance encounter with a wild dragon lands him in Blybrig Academy—a place usually forbidden to anyone but the rich and royal. But Jaevid’s case is special; no dragon has voluntarily chosen a rider in decades, so the proud riders of Blybrig must begrudgingly let him join their brotherhood despite his bloodline. Lieutenant Sile Derrick, a sternly tempered man with a mysterious past, becomes his instructor and immediately takes a peculiar interest in Jaevid’s future.
While struggling through the rigorous physical demands of training, things begin to go awry. Jaevid witnesses the king’s private guards kidnapping Sile in the dead of night. When none of the elder riders are willing to help him, Jaevid begins a dangerous adventure to save his instructor.
Everything Jaevid learned at the academy will now be put to the ultimate test.
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What Readers are Saying:

“The author has taken the dragon concept putting her own unique spin and creating a captivating new series that spark the imagination.”Mandy, The Reading Diaries

Nicole Conway does a fantastic job creating her world and describing it in a way that the images fill my head while reading.”
Cassandra – Lost in Books

“It was a nice, fast read and I'm really hoping that we learn more about the Grey Elves, the war and the Dragons in future books because this series has the potential to be really great.”
Natalie – Book Lovers Life

What kind of power is lurking inside him? After a year of training to become a dragonrider, Jaevid Broadfeather has been sent home to rest during a three-month interlude. But when he returns to find the king drake has chosen Beckah Derrick as his new rider, Jaevid realizes something big is about to happen. Every fiber of his being is pushed to the breaking point as Jaevid battles through his avian year, preparing for the final graduation test of the battle scenario. But there is more standing in his way than a few pushups and fancy sword moves. Jaevid must face a new fear as he is tormented by a gruesome nightmare of a mysterious gray elf warrior murdering the royal family of Maldobar. It seems obvious to him that this is some kind of message about how the war started long ago—until Felix assures him the king is very much alive. With his strange powers growing stronger by the day, and that violent dream replaying in his mind every night, Jaevid no longer wonders if he will pass his avian year or not—he wonders if he will even survive it. The truth will soon be set loose.
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What Readers are Saying:

“I highly recommend this series to fans of Eragon and Lord of the Rings because those movies jump to mind a lot when I’m reading this series.”Cassandra – Lost in Books

“This was a very exciting book two that kept me turning the pages as fast as I could to see what would happen next.”
Jasmyn – Bitten by Romance

“This is a sequel of pure perfection!” – Nay – Nay’s Pink Bookshelf
Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.
Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.
She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.
Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.

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