Saturday, June 28, 2014

When Girlfriends Let Go by Savannah Page

A novel about love, self-discovery, and realizing sometimes you have to let go. 

Jackie Kittredge is the consummate drama queen living the charmed life. She’s enthusiastic, outspoken, and is always looking for a good time. At twenty-seven she’s got a swanky Seattle townhouse, a wealthy husband, a designer wardrobe, the best of girlfriends, and a calendar filled not with meetings and deadlines, but spa appointments and happy hour reminders. On the outside, she’s got it all. 

On the inside, though, Jackie’s charmed life isn’t as it seems. She’s seeing a therapist, battling the demons of coming from a broken home and a past of promiscuity and heavy drinking. She can be selfish and demanding, sometimes even wearing her best friends thin. And now her marriage—what she thought could be her solid foundation—is on the rocks. Her husband Andrew spends nearly all his time at the office (and possibly with his secretary), and apologizes for his absence with lavish gifts and empty promises. 

Miserable and desperate, Jackie questions if her marriage is worth fighting for. Then a string of events begins to put things into perspective…into a perspective she didn’t quite anticipate. With her best friends by her side and some tough love, Jackie finds herself not only asking if she’s where she belongs, but if she’s who she’s supposed to be. 

This is a passionate story about having to answer some of life’s most important and difficult questions. It’s a story about fear, courage, and personal growth. About what happens when girlfriends let go. 

August 4 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

August 6 – Shelf Pleasure – Guest Post

August 6 – Relatively Yours – Guest Post

August 7 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Excerpt

August 8 – Novel Escapes – Q&A

August 11 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Review

August 13 – Second Bookshelf on the Right – Excerpt

August 14 – Books Etc – Review

August 15 – The Little Reading Cabin – Review

August 20 – Reading in Black and White –  Excerpt

August 21 – Annabel and Alice – Review

August 21 - Karma For Life Chick – Review & Excerpt

August 22 – Fiction Dreams – Guest Post

August 25 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Review

August 26 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

August 27 – Authors to Watch – Review

August 28 – Two Children and a Migraine – Guest Post

August 28 – Two Children and a Migraine – Excerpt

August 29 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review

August 29 – Karen’s Korner – Review

September 1 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

Author Bio:

 Savannah Page is the author of the seven-novel When Girlfriends collection, heartfelt women's fiction that celebrates friendship, love, and life sprinkled with drama and humor. When she isn't writing, Savannah enjoys a good book with a latte and jazz tunes, Pilates, and exploring her home of Berlin as an American expat.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Not Quite Dead by Lyla Payne

A broken engagement sends Graciela Harper crawling back to Heron Creek with her tail between her legs, but finds the sleepy little town too changed to set her life right. Not even her budding drinking problem can obscure her Gramps’s failing health, or erase the mental picture of her first love happily married to her childhood best friend. To top it all off, she’s having a heck of time convincing the town’s dashing young mayor of her unfit-for-dating status. 

When the ghost of 18th century lady pirate Anne Bonny starts insisting on a near daily audience, Graciela has to confront something else she never expected—being certifiably nuts at twenty-five years old. 

Her brand new "I don't give a crap" attitude makes it easy to dismiss the mysterious threats that seem to be tied to her search for more information on the long dead pirate, but when her family becomes a target, Gracie knows she needs to find out why the ghost insists on being a constant, reeking companion. 

If Graciela can put aside her prejudice against people without a pulse, she may discover that Anne Bonny’s problems are intricately linked with her own. The past harbors answers could help the cantankerous spirit find closure, but she is, after all, already dead. If Graciela doesn’t move fast, she might find herself doing the haunting, instead of the other way around.

July 28 – Reading in Black and White – Review

July 30 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

August 1 – Escape Into a Book – Review 

August 4 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review & Excerpt

August 6 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

August 7 – Step Into Fiction – Review

August 8 – The Little Reading Cabin – Review

August 11 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

August 12 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

August 13 – Jiha’s File – Review

August 14 – Random Redheaded Ramblings – Review & Excerpt

August 18 – Two Children and a Migraine –  Excerpt

August 18 - Two Children and a Migraine - Guest Post

August 18 - Two Children and a Migraine - Review

**Everyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases a copy of Not Quite Dead by August 18 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) will receive 10 bonus entries!**

**The winner is Becky! Please check your email to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:

Lyla Payne has been publishing New Adult romance novels for a little over a year, starting with Broken at Love and continuing with the rest of the Whitman University series. She loves telling stories, discovering the little reasons people fall in love, and uncovering hidden truths in the world around us - past and present. In her spare time she cuddles her two dogs, pretends to enjoy exercising so that she can eat as much Chipotle as she wants, and harbors a deep and abiding hope that Zac Efron likes older women. She loves reading, of course, along with movies, traveling, and Irish whiskey. Lyla's hard at work, ALWAYS, and hopes to bring you more Whitman University antics and at least one more Lowcountry ghost tale before the end of the year.

Lyla Payne is represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

If you want to know more, please visit her at

If you're a fan of Young Adult fiction--science fiction or otherwise--please check out her work that's published under the name Trisha Leigh.


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Divorced Not Dead Workshop by CeCe Osgood

Get your copy of THE DIVORCED NOT DEAD WORKSHOP for only 99 cents for the week of the tour! 

THE DIVORCED NOT DEAD WORKSHOP, a romantic comedy with a whopping side dish of chick lit, is a hilarious and touching look at re-entering the dating world after divorce. 

Meet Dorsey Bing. She's been divorced for five years and was recently dumped by her mega-hot Brit boyfriend, Theo. Smart, funny and a wee bit angsty, Dorsey brainstorms about a dating workshop for divorced men. Too bad she’s an idea person with zero follow-through. 

That all changes when her best friend Pilar, a feisty go-getter, opts to set up the workshop with herself in charge and Dorsey as her "go-fer.” But do things ever really work out as planned. No. No, they don’t. 

A startling mishap, rebellious workshop attendees and the arrival of handsome but wily Finn Woodall soon send things topsy-turvy for Dorsey. Even more trouble arises with the unexpected re-appearance of Theo. Will Dorsey want him back or is she smitten with Finn who could possibly be a back-stabbing rat bastard? And with everything that's happened in the workshop will Dorsey face her biggest challenge to win the love, and life, she's always desired? 

July 8 – Carpe Libros

July 8 – Book Suburbia

July 14 – Chick Lit Plus

Author Bio:

CeCe Osgood lives in Texas after many years in LA working in the film industry.  Her writing career includes magazine articles and screenplays as well as being a freelance script analyst (main client HBO). She also has had two screenplays optioned. 

Being a novelist has been her lifelong dream, and now it’s becoming her reality. Her debut novel, THE DIVORCED NOT DEAD WORKSHOP, a romantic comedy with a whopping side dish of chick lit aka lighthearted women’s fiction, is about dating after divorce.  She loves red wine and hates pretzels.  See more about her at

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hungry Mother Creek by Heather W Cobham

To the outside world, it looks like Maya Somers lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, her husband, the bungalow they shared and her job. But inside Maya knows Katrina gave her the gift of a fresh start. She and her yellow lab, Doodle Bug, leave the destruction of the Gulf Coast for North Carolina and settle in Oriental, a quaint fishing village on the Pamlico Sound. 
In her new home by the water, Maya begins to rebuild her life. She knows she needs to heal from her abusive marriage and the trauma of Hurricane Katrina but isn’t sure where to start. It isn’t long before teachers appear to help her: Hazel, her elderly but spirited neighbor who has secrets of her own, Travis, a handsome kayak guide to whom she immediately feels a strong attraction, Buster, a crusty old fisherman who always seems to show up just when she needs him, and Bay Witherspoon, the much younger wife of a wealthy attorney who becomes a close friend despite their initial differences. Maya finds the most profound help when she is welcomed into a women’s circle that meets on the banks of Hungry Mother Creek. Gathered with these women, Maya learns that becoming vulnerable and sharing her pain with others is the first step of her healing journey. 
But what is the second step? Maya isn’t sure but with the help of her loyal yellow lab, her new friends and the peace of living by the water she stays the course. Ultimately Maya finds the healing journey to be messy, tangled and unpredictable, and the end result is nothing she could have ever imagined.

July 21 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

July 23 – Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Review

July 24 – The Ultimate Late Bloomer – Q&A & Excerpt

July 28 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

July 29 – The Little Reading Cabin – Review

July 30 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Review

July 30 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner- Guest Post

July 30 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review & Guest Post

July 31 – Book Reviews and More by Dee – Guest Post & Excerpt

August 1- Steph the Bookworm – Review

August 4 – Karen’s Korner – Review

**Everyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases a copy of Hungry Mother Creek by  August 4 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) will receive 10 bonus entries!**

**The winner is Renald! Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:

Heather Cobham grew up in North Carolina and now lives in Oriental with her husband and yellow lab.  Heather has always loved to write and has written poetry and short stories since she was a child.  Seven years ago she consciously created more time and space to write a novel and the publication of Hungry Mother Creek is a dream come true. Heather is a licensed clinical social worker and works as a counselor in a private practice in New Bern, N.C.  She writes on Wednesdays, Fridays and the weekends and is currently working on the sequel to Hungry Mother Creek.  Heather fights writer’s block by running, paddle boarding and kayaking. 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda by Tara Lee Reed

“The End” is Only the Beginning. 

Elle Masters is over dating. It used to be fun: the drama, the angst, the exhilarating beginnings, the bittersweet middles, the blowout endings. Then the tears, hangovers, rebounds, and another addition to the shoebox of memories in her closet. Now Elle can’t remember the last time a guy made his way into her box. 

When her friends Rachel and Valerie insist she snap out of her post-breakup funk with a girls’ night out/rebound hunt at a San Francisco bar, Elle isn’t expecting tall, dark, and hummuna-hummuna, Nick Wright. This is no rebound guy. He’s definitely, maybe, The One. 

In Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, the interactive romantic comedy where you direct the plot, you play Elle as she and her pals put the “antics” in “romantics.” Get ready to question everything you thought you knew about love, over-analyzing and second-guessing your way through hundreds of modern dating dilemmas and passionate predicaments. Will you accept a last minute date? Freak out if Nick wants space? Be the first to use the ‘L’ word? Live in sin? Or hold out for a ring? Wait, do you even want a ring? 

With 60 good, bad and inexplicable endings, you’ll always have another second chance at love with Mr. Wright.

July 14 – Relatively Yours – Guest Post

July 15 – Karma For Life Chick – Excerpt

July 16 – Reading in Black and White – Review& Excerpt

July 17 – eBook Addict – Review

July 18 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

July 21 – Jiha’s File – Excerpt

July 22 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Excerpt

July 23 – Book Reviews and More by Dee – Guest Post & Excerpt

July 24 – Booknosh – Review

July 24 – Booknosh –  Guest Post

July 25 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

July 29 – Jess’s Book Blog – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

July 30 – Tea Party Princess – Review & Excerpt

August 1 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

August 4 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

August 6 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Review

August 7 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review

 August 7 – Two Children and a Migraine – Guest Post 

August 7 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Guest Post

August 11 – Karen’s Korner – Review

Author Bio:

Tara Lee Reed is the accidental writer from Toronto, Canada, not that chick from Sharknado. When her career in public relations was forced into hiatus by a jerky plot twist, she wrote the first in a series of interactive novels. When she received offers of single and multi-book deals from top houses, she turned them down to publish independently. Because she’s crazy.
She was voted Most Sarcastic Female at her high school prom, which she went to alone. (Not that she thinks about it.) She can fit her whole fist in her mouth (which makes the prom thing surprising), and she can sing with her mouth closed, but she can’t do both at the same time.

Her tweets on The Bachelor have been aired in a live broadcast and picked up by national media. She once appeared on the cover of a romance novel with her longtime partner, who has done 79 more – with other women. She thinks that’s qualification enough to write this book.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Love Me Anyway by JL Redington

There is a serial killer loose in America’s National Parks. Greyson Beauchene, Head Ranger of Alaska’s Denali National Park is certain he will never have to deal with that because his park is too ‘out of the way.’ However, Ranger Beauchene soon finds out he is dead wrong. 
Greyson and his two assistants are flown by helicopter into a remote section of the park where hikers have found a casket, one of the biggest indicators the serial killer has found Denali. Greyson’s team is joined by one incredibly irritating and extremely demanding FBI Profiler and her two Agents. Very good at what she does, Aspen O’Connell sets out to take control of the crime scene and everyone involved in it, and Greyson is having none of it. 
Greyson, Aspen and their teams must work together to find this killer before he kills again. Events move quickly as the group pieces together clues from the crime scene and a profile is established. As they work through abduction attempts and visible threats, Greyson and Aspen struggle to put their growing feelings for each other in a place that will keep them focused on finding an evil, evil man and bringing justice to innocent victims. 

July 14 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

July 15 – Two Children and a Migraine - Excerpt 

July 15 – Two Children and a Migraine –  Guest Post

July 16 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review 

July 17 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

July 18 – Musings From an Addicted Reader – Review & Excerpt

July 21 – Relatively Yours – Guest Post

July 25 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

July 30 – Curling Up With a Good Book – Review

July 31 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Review

August 1 – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review

August 4 – Reading in Black and White – Review

August 4 – Fiction Dreams – Q&A

Author Bio:

JL Redington lives Juneau, AK,  with her husband Terry and puppy, Shelby.  Together they are the parents of 6 grown children and 19 grandchildren.   She loves to read, camp, cook and be with her friends and family.    In writing this romance series, JL has found a new love in her life, and that is writing books.    JL has always felt books are a way to take us out of the everyday and into a place we can relax, be entertained and enjoy a different world for a period of time.   Happy reading!
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Facebook:  Authorjlredington 

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Aqua Alaskan Nights by Amanda S Jones

After losing her job, Hayley struggles to make ends meet and allows her career status to define her. She finds inspiration in successful photographer Trevor Tott, but their professional aspirations clash when she experiences his questionable ethics along with unwanted advances from her overbearing boss. With the help of the ship's crew, stunning Alaskan backdrops and a leap of faith, they might find business can be mixed with pleasure. 

With cameos from favourite Aqua characters Harry and Casey, Amanda Jones weaves a plot that keeps the pages turning. 

Love happens on The Aqua… 

Have you jumped in yet? The Aqua series is the ongoing story of the cruise ship Aqua, where crew members such as Chef Amber and Captain Hallmann appear frequently, and other favourites, such as Harry and Casey, make cameo appearances. With each book in the series, the familiar characters and their stories grow and weave cleverly together. You’ll meet Hayley and Trevor again in books for the upcoming Alaskan and Caribbean series as well. Read along the entire series to get to know and understand the cruise ship, its passengers and regular crew members.

July 7 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Q&A & Excerpt

July 8 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Novel Spotlight & Q&A

July 8 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

July 10 – Brooke Blogs – Excerpt

July 11 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

July 14 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

July 16 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

July 18 - Ski-Wee's Book Corner -  Excerpt

July 21 – Chicks That Read – Review

July 23 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

July 24 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review

July 24 – Two Children and a Migraine - Excerpt

July 25 – Reading in Black and White – Review & Excerpt

Author Bio:

Romance author, Amanda S. Jones, loves travel, chocolate and red wine. You'll find all of these elements in the books she writes! Her first romance series, “Aqua” takes place on the cruise ship, Aqua, a slow-burning pleasure dome of food and attraction that spurs the reader's imagination. Each book has exotic locations, sumptuous foods, seduction, enticement and true love, so open the pages and step aboard to see what's in store for characters with the help of the ship's crew, a romantic destination and a leap of faith.

If you're interested in updates on Amanda and her book series, sign up for the Aqua Club newsletter on her website!



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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem

In this irresistible romantic romp, movie fanatic Kensington Shaw is thrown into love—Hollywood-style—when her gorgeous ex presents a series of big screen challenges to win back her heart.

What girl wouldn’t want to experience the Pretty Woman shopping scene? It’s number two on the list. Or, try the lift from Dirty Dancing? It’s number five. One list, ten romantic movie moments, and a handful of shenanigans later, Kenzi has to wonder…should she marry the man her family loves, or risk everything for a love like the movies?

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July 23 – Chicks That Read

July 25 – M’s Bookshelf - Q&A

July 31- Annabel & Alice - Spotlight

August 1 – Book Addict Shaun

August 4 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner


Victoria Van Tiem is the author of LOVE LIKE THE MOVIES. She’s also an artist, black belt, mom of two, wife of one, and resident caretaker of her family zoo—including their beloved, pot-bellied pig, Pobby. Repped by Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency.

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Love Like The Movies is available in UK,US, CA, Italy, AU, and soon-Russia, Brazil, Czech Republic & Slovak Republic!

Available through various bookstores & retailers: Amazon, Kobo, iBooks & more.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Horse Named Joe by Lisa Loomis

Roni Dugan, a wealthy investment banker from Wall Street, life continues to unravel two years after the financial meltdown of 2008. An intriguing story, which follows her to a small island in the Bahamas, Green Turtle Cay. Can the island, a horse named Joe, and a shy Bahamian dock master, help her to see life differently? 

This novel will amuse and subject you to a whole other world and culture where friendship, love, and self discovery abound. 

July 28 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

July 29 – Novel Escapes – Q&A

July 30 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

July 31 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review

July 31 – Two Children and a Migraine - Guest Post

July 31 – Two Children and a Migraine - Excerpt

August 4 – Shelf Pleasure – Guest Post

August 5 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

August 7 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

August 11 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

Author Bio:

Lisa Loomis writes because she loves to. Her stories are about the human condition: love, life, and everything in between (including sex, drugs, alcohol, and things just crazy enough to be true). Her stories are not predictable, conventional, or lacking in the messiness of life. She tries to extract the real emotion in any given situation in her characters, with a touch of humor.
Lisa Loomis was born in Oakland California and raised in San Jose until she was a sophomore in high school. Her father then took a job in the San Diego area where he moved the family to Escondido, California (or hickville as she called it). She finished high school at San Pasqual High then went to junior college at Palomar JC, ultimately graduating from San Diego State University with a BS in Finance.

Finding more BS than finance with the financial meltdown in 2008 she went back to her passion of writing. Her currently published novels can be seen on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

She now lives and writes in Park City, Utah.

Visit her at or on Facebook Lisa Loomis Books and Twitter @lisaoharaloomis


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Destination Wedding by Deanna Lynn Sletten

Life is full of surprises...

Claire Martin's life is perfect, or at least she tells herself it is. She owns a successful clothing boutique, has a steady, dependable boyfriend, and a beautiful grown daughter who is about to be married. Sure, Claire's husband of twenty years left her for a younger woman four years ago, but that is all in the past. Now, Claire is looking forward to her daughter's Bahama wedding and spending a week in paradise. The only thing Claire dreads is her ex-husband and his wife will also be on the island. Claire is determined to make the best of it, though. What Claire doesn't realize is ignoring her ex-husband for the week is going to be impossible.

James Martin's life is a mess. His wife of less than four years has made him the most miserable man on earth and now they are in the middle of a messy divorce. He's happy that he can forget her for a week as he goes off to the Bahamas to attend his lovely daughter's wedding. Jim is embarrassed to admit to his daughter and his ex-wife, Claire, that he made the biggest mistake of his life when he left her for another woman, so he makes up a story as to why his new wife didn't come along. When he and Claire are unexpectedly forced upon each other, Jim soon realizes what he's lost and he begins to wonder if he can find a way back into Claire's heart.

June 30 – Chicks That Read – Review & Excerpt

July 3 – Carpe Libros - Review & Interview

July 7 – Keep Calm and Blog On - Review

July 8 – Book Mama Blog – Excerpt

July 9 – The Winey Mommy – Review

July 10 – Second Bookshelf on the Right – Q&A

July 14 - Ski-Wee's Book Corner– Review

July 14 - Ski-Wee's Book Corner- Excerpt

July 15 – Ai Love Books – Review & Excerpt

July 16 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review & Excerpt

July 16 – Fiction Dreams – Q&A

July 18 – The Book Corner – Excerpt

July 23 – Reading in Black and White – Review 

July 24 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

July 24 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

July 25 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

July 28 – Chick Lit Goddess – Review & Excerpt

July 28 – Shelf Pleasure – Q&A

Author Bio:

Deanna Lynn Sletten is a bestselling and award-winning author. She writes women's fiction and romance novels that dig deeply into the lives of the characters, giving the reader an in-depth look into their hearts and souls. She has also written one middle-grade novel that takes you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Deanna's women's fiction novel, Widow, Virgin, Whore, made the top 100 bestselling books on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble in 2014. Her romance novel, Memories, was a semifinalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012. Her novel, Sara's Promise, was a semifinalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2013 and a finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, she enjoys walking the wooded trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd or relaxing in the boat on the lake in the summer. 

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