Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-09-13

The Last Single Girl (A Short Romantic Comedy)

By Caitie Quinn / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (18 reviews)

The Last Single Girl (A Short Romantic Comedy)

One month.

That’s all Sarah has to find a date for the Big Night or earn the honor of being the last single girl in her inner circle. Actually, in all her circles. So with four weeks to find Mr. Right and a frienemy already counting her out, Sarah joins eLove.com hoping that – just like the perfect purse – the internet and online dating can help her find the perfect man.

The problem is, love isn’t always where you think you’ll find it and Mr. Right may not be the one with the shiniest profile.

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Always the Baker, Never the Bride: An Emma Rae Creation

By Sandra D. Bricker / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars (335 reviews)

Always the Baker, Never the Bride: An Emma Rae Creation

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too.But who would want a cake they couldn’t eat?Just ask Emma Rae Travis about that.  A baker of confections who is diabetic and can’t enjoy them.  When Emma meets Jackson Drake, the escapee from Corporate America who is starting a wedding destination hotel to fulfill a dream that belonged to someone else, this twosome and their crazy family ties bring new meaning to the term “family circus.” The Atlanta social scene will never be the same!

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2 B R 0 2 B [Illustrated]

By Kurt Vonnegut / Genre: Anthologies & Short Stories, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (280 reviews)

2 B R 0 2 B [Illustrated]

This Seedbox Classics edition of 2 B R 0 2 B or 2BR02B includes illustrations.

2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut is a science fiction story that focuses on a society where individuals have an indefinite lifespan and the population of the United States is limited to forty million.

In order for a new birth to take place, someone else must die. The suspense builds as two parents wait for someone to dial 2 B R 0 2 B, which is the telephone number to dial for an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination.

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On an Edge of Glass

By Autumn Doughton / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (66 reviews)

On an Edge of Glass

You can’t plan for everything…
That’s what Ellie Glass realizes after she has a chance encounter with a young musician. Long-haired, a bit scruffy, and undeniably sexy, he’s the exact opposite of her “type,” but now Ellie can’t stop thinking about him. When fate intervenes and the two are thrown together, Ellie gets more than she bargained for. Pretty soon she finds herself feeling and doing things that she never thought were possible.
This is the captivating story of an undeniable attraction, the choices that we make, and ultimately, the unexpected power of love.

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The Black Mile (Soho Noir Thrillers, #1)

By Mark Dawson / Genre: Police Procedurals, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (63 reviews)

The Black Mile (Soho Noir Thrillers, #1)

London, 1940: the Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for fifty-seven nights. Houses, shops and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux: the Italian criminals who dominated the West End have been interned and now their rivals are fighting to replace them. Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows, the Black-Out Ripper sharpens his knife and sets to his grisly work.

Henry Irving is a disgraced reporter on a Fleet Street scandal rag. Genius detective sergeant Charlie Murphy is a fresh face in the Metropolitan police, hunting corrupt colleagues but blinkered by ambition and jealousy. His brother, detective inspector Frank Murphy, searches frantically for his runaway daughter, terrified that she will be the killer’s next victim.

As the Ripper stalks the terrified streets, the three men discover that his handiwork is not quite what it seems. Conspirators are afoot, taking advantage of the chaos to settle old scores. The murders invade the lives of the victims and victimizers on both sides of the law, as everyone is sucked deeper and deeper into Soho’s black heart.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-08-13

Becalmed – Global Warming Never Felt So Hot

By Normandie Fischer / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (31 reviews)

Becalmed - Global Warming Never Felt So Hot (Romance, Contemporary, Women's Fiction)

With her days chock full – designing jewelry for the shop she co-owns with her best friend, sailing her sharpie, and hanging out with girlfriends – Tadie Longworth barely notices she’s morphing into the town’s maiden aunt. When Will, a widower with a perky daughter named Jilly, limps into town in a sailboat badly in need of engine repairs, Tadie welcomes the chance to help. Her shop becomes Jilly’s haven while Will hunts boat parts, and Tadie even takes the two of them sailing. It’s the kind of thing she lives for, and it’s a welcome distraction from the fact that her ex-boyfriend Alex, aka The Jerk of Jerks, is back in town. With his northern bride. Oh, and he’s hitting on Tadie, too.

Those entanglements are more than enough, thank you very much, so it’s almost a relief when a hurricane blows into town: at least the weather can match Tadie’s mood. When Will and Jilly take shelter in her home, though, Tadie finds herself battling her attraction to Will. Even worse, the feeling is mutual, tempting them all with what-ifs that petrify Will, who has sworn never to fall in love again. Mired in misunderstanding, he takes advantage of the clear skies and hauls Jilly out of there and back to his broken boat so fast, Tadie’s head spins.

With the man she might have loved gone, and the man she wishes gone showing up on her doorstep, Tadie finds herself like a sailboat with no wind; becalmed, she has to fight her way back against the currents to the shores of the life, and the man, she wants to have.

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Rafe’s Redemption

By Jennifer Jakes / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Rafe's Redemption

He rode into town to buy supplies, not a woman.

For hunted recluse Rafe McBride, the dark-haired beauty on the auction block is exactly what he doesn’t need. A dependent woman will be another clue his vengeful stepbrother can use to find and kill him. But Rafe’s conscience won’t let him leave another innocent’s virginity to the riff-raff bidding. He buys her, promising to return her to St. Louis untouched. He only prays the impending blizzard holds off before she breaks his willpower.

She wanted freedom, not a lover.

Whisked to the auction block by her devious, gambling cousin, and then sold into the arms of a gorgeous stranger, outspoken artist Maggie Monroe isn’t about to go meekly. Especially when the rugged mountain man looks like sin and danger rolled into one. But a blizzard and temptation thrust them together, and Maggie yearns to explore her smoldering passion for Rafe.

But when the snow clears, will the danger and secrets that surround Rafe and Maggie tear them apart?

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Fall into my Heart (The Subzero Series, #1)

By Rebecca Elise / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (66 reviews)

Fall into my Heart (The Subzero Series, #1)

Three months after finding her fiancé in bed with another woman, Chloe Carver decides she needs a change and relocates from New York to London.

Her hope is that she will become more daring and impulsive. What she doesn’t expect is Jack, her hot rocker neighbor, who manages to turn her from a confident young woman into a bumbling fool at the sight of his crooked smile and gorgeous blue eyes. She makes the decision to avoid him at all costs, which seems like it could possibly work until she realizes that she is the new publicist for his band.

  Sparks quickly fly between Chloe and Jack and they jump head first into a relationship. Add in the never ending antics of Jack’s band mates, a high maintenance actress and a playboy surfer and Chloe’s life becomes more exciting than she ever thought it could be. Just when things seem to being going so well, a surprise visit from Chloe’s ex will bring everything to a screeching halt.

Will Jack and Chloe’s relationship be strong enough to survive or will other factors be enough to tear them apart?

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Intentional

By MK Harkins / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (26 reviews)

Intentional

What would you do in the face of the ultimate betrayal? This is the question that faces Mattie, Sarah, and Jeremy as they negotiate the often precarious game of love. In MK Harkins’s riveting debut novel, Intentional, nothing is ever quite as it seems at first glance. This story of bitter ends and new beginnings is told through the perspectives of all three of the main players, providing readers with a unique insight into the motivations and schemes of all involved.

Mattie and Jeremy are deliriously happy, engaged to be married, and looking forward to a lifetime of love. It all crumbles away, however, when Mattie comes across evidence of a massive betrayal. Unable to remain in the town that reminds her with every aching step of the love she lost, Mattie flees to Washington in an attempt to start a new life. There she meets Cade, a tattooed engineer by day and lead singer in a rock band by night. Their mutual attraction enflames Mattie, even as her heart still aches for her former fiancé. Just when it appears that Mattie may have found another stab at happiness, her past comes rushing back in the form of Jeremy himself. As events unfold, it becomes clear to Mattie that the trauma from her past may not have been quite what it seemed. Will Mattie ever learn the truth behind what really happened? And if she does, could it mean a new beginning with Jeremy, or will it be too late?

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At Drake’s Command: The Adventures of Peregrine James During the Second Circumnavigation of the World

By David Wesley Hill / Genre: Sea Adventures / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (35 reviews)

At Drake's Command: The Adventures of Peregrine James During the Second Circumnavigation of the World (The Drake Circumnavigation)

It was as fine a day to be whipped as any he’d ever seen but the good weather didn’t make Peregrine James any happier with the situation he was in. Unfairly convicted of a crime he had not committed, the young cook was strung from the whipping post on the Plymouth quayside when he caught the eye of the charismatic sea captain Francis Drake, who agreed to accept Perry among his crew despite the stripes of a thief on his back.

Soon England was receding in their wake and Perry was serving an unsavory collection of sea dogs as the small fleet of fragile wood ships sailed across the deep brine. Their destination was secret, known to Drake alone. Few sailors believed the public avowal that the expedition was headed for Alexandria to trade in currants. Some men suspected Drake planned a raid across Panama to attack the Spanish in the Pacific. Others were sure the real plan was to round the Cape of Storms to break the Portuguese monopoly of the spice trade. The only thing Perry knew for certain was that they were bound for danger and that he must live by his wits if he were to survive serving at Drake’s command.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-07-13

Baby & Bump (The This & That Series)

By Brooke Moss / Genre: Humor, Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (14 reviews)

Baby & Bump (The This & That Series)

At thirty years old, caterer Lexie Baump has a lot on her plate. With a business to run, she doesn’t have time for any added distractions. But one momentary indiscretion adds a little hiccup to Lexie’s plans. She’s pregnant. With no relationship prospects.

But if Lexie thought fighting morning sickness while running a catering business was hard, enter Dr. Fletcher Haybee. Their connection is instant, and their love of vintage rock tee shirts and Elvis music is enough to bond them for life. There are just two minor problems.

One: he’s dating her oversexed best friend. Two: he’s also her obstetrician.

With events to cater, awkward OB appointments to endure, and her ever-growing baby bump making it impossible to close her jeans, Lexie has to find a way to curb her undeniable attraction toward Fletcher and focus on her new role as a working mother. But it certainly isn’t easy when its clear Fletcher himself feels the same magnetic pull toward Lexie.

Can Lexie leave the gorgeous Fletcher for her best friend to chew up and spit out, or will she cave to her feelings and find love in the stirrups? Life is about to get messy, and we’re not just talking about crumbs in the car seat…

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Race to the Altar: A sweet contemporary romance

By Carolyn McCray / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (21 reviews)

Race to the Altar: A sweet contemporary romance

Set in the exciting world of Formula One international race car driving, Race to the Altar follow Kitty, a rare female driver as she tries to decide between her financier fiancee or the handsome, but cocky, race car driver.

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Forbidden (Book 1, The Arotas Trilogy)

By Amy Miles / Genre: Fantasy, Teen, Young Adult / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (119 reviews)

Forbidden (Book 1, The Arotas Trilogy)

Roseline Enescue didn’t ask to become an immortal, to have all of the guests at her wedding slaughtered, or be forced into marriage with a man whose lust for blood would one day ignite the vampire legend.

Willing to risk everything for a chance at a normal life, Roseline escapes to America, but her transition into the human world isn’t easy. Mortal men flock after her while cutthroat girls plot her demise. Yet she remains relatively unfazed until she meets Gabriel Marston. As their lives entwine, Roseline realizes he is more than he seems. His ability to grind concrete into dust pales in comparison to the glowing cross tattoo that mysteriously appears on his forearms.

Despite the forbidden bond between them, Roseline can’t help wondering what Gabriel is. He’s not human. He’s not immortal. So just what is he?

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Engraved on the Eye

By Saladin Ahmed / Genre: Anthologies, Fantasy / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (30 reviews)

Engraved on the Eye

Stories to Captivate the Imagination: Welcome to the worlds of Saladin Ahmed

A medieval physician asked to do the impossible. A gun slinging Muslim wizard in the old West. A disgruntled super villain pining for prison reform. A cybernetic soldier who might or might not be receiving messages from God. Prepare yourself to be transported to new and fantastical worlds.

The short stories in this collection have been nominated for the Nebula and Campbell awards. They’ve been reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy and other anthologies, recorded for numerous podcasts, and translated into several foreign languages. Now they are collected in one place for the first time. Experience for yourself the original voice of one of fantasy’s rising stars!

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Under Ground (The Diamond Mini-Series)

By J. M. Zuniga / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (18 reviews)

Under Ground (The Diamond Mini-Series)

Left alone in a secret room after their parents were kidnapped, Diamond and Obsidian must take care of their younger siblings. But how? They are facing both the threat of intruders and the threat of starvation. Will they survive or will their fate fall into the hands of the intruders? Or worse yet, will they starve to death?

Enter the world of The Diamond Mini-Series. It is a mini-series of short stories, each one picking up where the other one left off. Follow Diamond on her journey of survival and life.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-06-13

Ruined by a Rake – A Novella

By Erin Knightley / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

Ruined by a Rake - A Novella

It started with a kiss.

When nine-year-old Eleanor Abbington first met her uncle’s new stepson, Nicolas Norton, the boy rudely stole a kiss from her that set the tone for their contentious and competitive relationship. It wasn’t until years later when Nick introduced her to fencing that they finally had a proper outlet for their frequent arguments.

Having just emerged from mourning following her mother’s death, Eleanor is exactly where she wishes to be at the age of four-and-twenty: an on-the-shelf spinster and unofficial companion to her aunt. Unfortunately, her ambitious uncle has other plans for her future. On the eve of his house party, he lays down his ultimatum: either Eleanor marries the man of his choosing, or he’ll force her seventeen-year-old sister to do so instead.

When Nick unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep after a two year absence, Eleanor is in no mood for their normal banter. Seeming to know exactly what she needs, Nick challenges her to pick up the foil once more. During their pre-dawn matches, he shows her just how strong she can be . . . and exactly how much he’s changed since leaving. But when her old adversary becomes her only ally, she may very well find herself . . . Ruined by a Rake.

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Love Bite (Just One Bite #1)

By Kay Glass / Genre: Horror / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (30 reviews)

Love Bite (Just One Bite #1)

Diandra Malone is only 28 years old when her life changes forever. Years of infertility left her depressed, but she’s finally pregnant. Before she has a chance to process the news, she finds out her husband has been brutally murdered.

Lizbeth Snyder was a cop before she was framed for a crime she didn’t commit and kicked off the force. Living a desperate life on the streets, salvation comes from the oddest direction: the finding of Jonah Malone’s body.

Now she’s living a wonderful life with Diandra and baby RaeLynn. The downside? Diandra is a vampire, and Lizbeth is being hunted by a very dangerous vampire- dangerous, and held in high esteem in the community. What will the future bring for these women, and how will Diandra handle her new vampire life? Find out how life changes with just one bite…

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Say You Love Me

By Patricia Hagan / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (22 reviews)

Say You Love Me

Jacie Calhoun should have married the man who worshiped her.

But, she needed to know the truth about her mother. Was she really alive, a captive of the Comanche?

Luke Howling Wolf can’t lose his beloved adopted mother, Sunstar, his Comanche tribe’s white medicine woman. Somehow, he must keep Sunstar’s identity secret, especially from the interloper claiming to be her daughter, no matter how the young white-woman’s determination and innocence challenges his heart.

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Give Me – A Tale of Wyrd and Fae (Tethers 1)

By LK Rigel / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (74 reviews)

Give Me - A Tale of Wyrd and Fae (Tethers 1)

All she wanted was a vacation – but Dumnos offered a new life.

Lilith Evergreen dreams of a castle by the sea and a mysterious woman who calls her to Dumnos, a land of mist and rain.

Cade Bausiney grew up listening to legends of the wyrd and fae who once lived in the local village. When he meets Lilith, an enchanting woman from halfway around the world, he’s convinced the stories must be true.

Long ago two lovers were trapped by a wyrding woman’s magic gone awry. Lilith and Cade must break the spell or be possessed by the lovers’ spirits who’ve waited a millennium to consummate their passion.

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Apocalypse Island (Mystery Thriller)

By Mark Edward Hall / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (152 reviews)

Apocalypse Island (Mystery Thriller)

Danny Wolf, a gifted musician with alcohol problems is witnessing brutal murder in his dreams. Someone is carving a cross on each of the young female victims before crucifying them.

Newly released from prison for a crime he did not commit, Wolf is having trouble adjusting to civilian life. He believes the dreams are a symptom of his adjustment until he discovers that they are real and that the victims are his own groupies. He soon begins to doubt his sanity. Could he be a homicidal madman?

Wolf has no memory of his early childhood but discovers that he spent his first eight years in a Catholic orphanage on a mysterious island off the coast of Maine. Is it possible that his early life and the murders are somehow connected?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-05-13

Meant To Be (Heaven Hill Series)

By Laramie Briscoe / Genre: Romance, Family Saga / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (31 reviews)

Meant To Be (Heaven Hill Series)

Single mother.
Laid off factory worker.
Drug runner for the Heaven Hill Motorcycle Club.

When Denise Cunningham is served with foreclosure papers on her birthday it’s the last straw in a long line of bad luck. Sitting and crying about things has never been how she solved her problems, but this time she decides to do just that. A phone call interrupts her pity party and changes the course of her life forever.

Loyal brother.
Grease monkey mechanic.
Vice President of the Heaven Hill Motorcycle Club.

William Walker Jr., known as Liam to his club, needs a new recruit that is just naïve enough and desperate enough to do what he asks without question. When Denise Cunningham lands in his lap, he decides to hire her – not because he wants to, because he has to.

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Oxford Whispers

By Marion Croslydon / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Oxford Whispers

Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead.
Her fresh start at Oxford University is a brand new beginning. She finally has a chance to turn the page on her psychic powers and cumbersome voodoo heritage. Snakes, dolls, ghosts, and spirits: Farewell…
Not quite.
When the tragic lovers in a painting—the subject of her first history class—begin to haunt her, she must accept her gift before life imitates art. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War. Unfortunately, said nemesis is now going all homicidal on Madison.
College becomes more complicated when she falls hard for Rupert Vance, a troubled aristocrat and descendant of one of the characters in the painting. With the spirit of a murderer after her, Madison realizes that her own first love may also be doomed…

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A Heart Deceived: A Novel

By Michelle Griep / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (21 reviews)

A Heart Deceived: A Novel

Miri Brayden teeters on a razor’s edge between placating and enraging her brother, whom she depends upon for support. Yet if his anger is unleashed, so is his madness. Miri must keep his descent into lunacy a secret, or he’ll be committed to an asylum—and she’ll be sent to the poorhouse.

Ethan Goodwin has been on the run all of his life—from family, from the law … from God. After a heart-changing encounter with the gritty Reverand John Newton, Ethan would like nothing more than to become a man of integrity—an impossible feat for an opium addict charged with murder.

When Ethan shows up on Miri’s doorstep, her balancing act falls to pieces. Both Ethan and Miri are caught in a web of lies and deceit—fallacies that land Ethan in prison and Miri in the asylum with her brother. Only the truth will set them free.

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Hour of the Wolf

By Paul Lipton / Genre: Memoirs, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (30 reviews)

Hour of the Wolf

No day is ever wasted that can be lived consciously and to the full.

2 A.M. The hour of the wolf. You wake up filled with regrets, and haunted by dashed dreams, wondering what went wrong.

For Paul Lipton, a successful lawyer in his sixties, his mind’s howling in the darkness reminded him that time was slipping away. Perhaps partly because both his parents had died when they were young, and because he had already experienced his own severe health crisis, he wanted to be sure to live each day to the fullest. He decided he would start viewing each day afresh and in the now as a do-over, each night dying and each morning being reborn. His philosophy was to say, “I am me today,” and ask, “How do I choose to live in the now?”

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Feral Youth

By Polly Courtney / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (22 reviews)

Feral Youth

The truth is, it ain’t just a race thing. They talk like it is, but really and truly it’s black against white, young against old, authorities against the rest. It’s countless of things. There’s bare reasons for feeling vexed right now.

Growing up on a south London estate and excluded from every school that would take her, Alesha is the poster girl for the nation’s ‘feral youth’.

When a young teacher makes an unexpected reappearance in the 15-year-old’s life, opening the door to a world of salaries, pianos and middle-class housemates, Alesha’s instinct is to pull up her hood and return to the streets.

But fuelled by a need to survive, she falls into a cycle of crime, violence and drug-dealing, her one true ally deserting her when she needs him most. While everyone around her is rallying against the authorities in a war of haves and have-nots, Alesha finds herself caught in the crossfire, inextricably linked to the people she is trying to fight against.

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