The Truth About Lies by Aly Martinez ~ *Blog Tour with Dual 5 Star Reviews*

Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Lies is now live and part of KindleUnlimited! The second title in the duet, The Truth About Us, will be releasing on September 13th! You can pre-order it from Amazon now.


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The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet, #1)


Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.

Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.


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Angst 4
Tears 4
Value 5
Storyline 5
Panty Scorching 4
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Oh my goodness!!!!! I am an emotional wreck! This freakin’ book had me all happy and so excited and then bam! Aly takes my heart, stomps on it and laughs! WOW! Seriously one of the best books I have read in a long time. Full of angst, tension, turmoil, just all the feels!!

Cora and Penn are one very unlikely couple. Both have been through hell and back. Both have been dealt a crap hand in life. But for a brief time they both find the ultimate happiness. With each other. They make my heart happy. If two characters ever deserved a happy ending, it’s these two!

Aly is a phenomenal writer. Her stories are addictive and powerful and this one is no different. I ended this book in tears. I need the other book in this duet or I might go insane! I have to know. The twist and turns need to be revealed! Could not get enough!!


Storyline: 5
Angst: 4
Tissue: 3
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 5 Stars
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Reviewed by Robin

Cora feels like she can never escape her living nightmare. She’s stuck running a whorehouse like a house mother and treated like she’s less than dirt. But she’ll fiercely protect two underage girls and help them to try to escape this life. Until broken Penn and his brother Drew come into her life to help with maintaining the building. They each throw a bump into the other’s life. Both have secrets. Both tell lies. And you never know who to believe.

“She looked at me like I was a hero.

Like I was some sort of savior sent from above.

Like I could possibly drag her from the pits of hell.

I couldn’t even save myself and she thought I could save her?

And, fucking worse, I wanted to.

But I wasn’t that man.

At least not for her.”

So freaking addictive and classic Aly Martinez that I couldn’t even begin to process this ending. Tears and an overabundance of emotions overwhelmed me and I had to wait until I got myself back under control to write this review. All I can say is this story was outstanding. Cora and everything that woman has gone through would make lesser women just give up. Lose all hope. But she’s like this little star that won’t stop shining. She still has plans and hopes. And Penn…that man. After the tragedy he endured, he still can’t sit back and not speak up. It’s not his nature. He’s a true hero. He protects the weak and risks it all for what he cares about. This story touched my soul and I sobbed at the ending. I can’t wait to find out what happens next for Cora. I’m on the edge of my seat needing to know.

If you love an emotional story that tugs at your heart, you need to read this duet. I was so hooked on the characters and what pains they were going through that I could not put this book down. You just need to know how they are going to make it out of this horrible mess.

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.


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The Broken Puppet by Amo Jones Release Blitz

Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 4
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Madison thinks she’s escaped the Elite Kings after she discovers she is the Silver Swan. On the run, she feels betrayed and broken. But there is a part of her. A part of her that wants revenge. Although she has found out some of the truth, she still has so many questions to be answered. Will she be able to survive long enough to figure out how it all fits together in this riddle?

“Pushing open my bedroom door, a sense of power rushes over me. I trust no one, and that means no one can hurt me. No one can touch me. I’m untouchable because of this revelation. I can’t be hurt again. I will fight for control and my freedom for that little girl. For that broken part of me that yearns for it.”

Whoa! There’s so much about this continuing story from the Silver Swan that I just wasn’t expecting. So many twists and some of Madison’s questions are answered but then more just spring up in their place. I still have a huge crush on Nate…he’s just the best new brother. Bishop is the alpha god he was born to be except I suspect he has unexpected feelings for Madison. Those pesky feelings! The Elite Kings have us trying to discover their secrets while we try to decide who we should trust. Or should we listen to Bishop…trust no one?

This series really has it all. Mystery, suspense, teenage angst, dark forbidden romance…once I picked this book up, I could not set it down. I don’t know how I’ll survive until I have Bishop’s book in my hands because I really need to get inside his head.

Title: The Broken Puppet
Series: The Elite Kings Club #2
Author: Amo Jones
Genre: Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 18, 2017


“I thought I knew who I was, but I was wrong.”
The Silver Swan
1. A girl who is tarnished. Tainted. One who does not fit into the confinement of legend.
The Silver Swan
2. Madison Montgomery.
I was lied to.
I was cheated.
Resigning to pick up the scraps of empty memories and disarrayed thoughts, I left. After finally cutting the strings of manipulation, I resorted to do what I’ve done since I was a child, something my father drilled into my brain since I could handle my first rifle.
I’m a mere shadow of the girl they all knew.
Lies and deceit change you. They alter your entire outlook on life.
I’m Madison Montgomery, and I want to play a game.
Here’s what happens when I win.
Riddle me this, Mads.
What goes bump in the night,
but is something you can’t see with sight?
You may run, and you may hide.
Our happily ever after will be like Bonnie & Clyde.
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Amo is a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar. 

She loves to write like how she lives, hanging on the edge of insanity with a wine glass in one hand and her morals-or lack thereof- in the other.

Those are not my monkeys, I swear….
Oh those hellhounds? Yeah, those are mine.
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Retalation by Cat Mason ~ Blog Tour w/ Review



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Release Date: March 31st 2017

When Roanne Frazier is thrown into a dangerous world she knows nothing about, the only one she can count on is the only person who has ever let her down.

Blood and bullets are part of the game for Jensen Stone. Being President of the Twisted Mayhem MC means sometimes business requires bloodshed and Stone has no problem getting his hands dirty. Known for being fearless and ruthless in his tactics, his main goal is doing all he can to better his club and his town. Though it is easy to be reckless when you have nothing to lose.

The world as they know it is about to be turned upside down. The pain of their pasts collides with the chaos of the present and sends the tension building between them into overdrive, proving that some things don’t fizzle out with time. Secrets are revealed, lives are changed, and the small town of Legion Falls, Tennessee will never be the same.

Will Ro and Stone find a way to hold onto each other while everything comes crashing down around them? Or will they be torn apart good by their need for retaliation?

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Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5 Plus
Over All Rating: 5 Stars
Kindle eArc reviewed by Robin

Roanne Frazier wanted nothing to do with her father’s legacy. His plan for her was to take over the business but Roanne had other things in mind. When her father unexpectedly is killed, Roanne is thrusted into the dangerous world of the Twisted Mayhem MC with Jensen Stone, her childhood friend. He’s vowed to protect her and find out what happened to her father. Will Roanne be able to trust Jensen despite his leaving her to join the MC?

“Roanne is an undeserved taste of heaven for a man who is destined for hell.

And I am a selfish bastard, determined to take everything she is willing to give.

And then some.”

Wow! I’m giving this new MC series all the stars! I could hardly set the book down. Roanne is the perfect, feisty lady to find out what happened to her daddy. And Jensen Stone…omg! That man protects what’s his and he’s not messing around. He will f*ck you up if you screw him over. Loved all the MC guys. Colt, Schrader, Jinks…all y’all. I can’t wait to read what happens next because I need Schrader! I’m hooked!

Cat Mason puts her spin on the MC world just like she did with rock bands and tattoo artists. Once I knew she had a new series, I couldn’t resist it. She keeps reeling me in!


Cat Mason is a thirty year old, married mother of three. When she isn’t writing; she is spending time with her kiddos or reading. She was born and raised outside of St. Louis, Missouri, just over the Mississippi River in Granite City, Illinois. Cat writes romance of all kinds with twists of humor.

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Harmless by Nicole Edwards ~ Blog Tour w/ Review & Excerpt

Title: Harmless

Series: Pier 70 #4

Author: Nicole Edwards

Genre: Adult, MM Romance

Published: March 28, 2017

He’s got a secret…

Roan Gregory, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has managed to paint himself as a loner in recent months. There’s a reason for that. And he’s got every intention of keeping that reason a secret. That is, until he no longer has the option.

He’s got a secret, too…

Colton Seguine, defenseman for the Austin Arrows, has gotten good at keeping the world from finding out that he’s gay. He knows exactly what he can and cannot do. And with whom. That is, until he sees Roan for the first time and all bets are off.

Some secrets are too big to keep.

Temperatures soar when this brooding bad boy gets his first taste of this smoking hot hockey player.

Can Roan and Seg push past each other’s defenses? Or — thanks to the way the cards have been dealt — will the time they spent together prove to be just a harmless one night stand?

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Storyline: 5
Angst: 2
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Roan Gregory has been keeping a secret. A secret from his best friends as he slowly pushes everyone away to take care of his family problems. He thought he could do this all on his own until that no longer was an option. Colton Seguine also has a secret. No one on the Austin Arrows knows that he’s gay and he plans on keeping it that way. Until he sees Roan in a bar and can’t seem to stay away. Will they both be able to handle a harmless one night stand?

“This man was going to make him lose his mind. He didn’t like the wait. No one had ever accused him of being patient. The fact that he had no choice in the matter was new to him also. Until Seg, Roan had always been the one in control. Always. Maybe that was why he felt so vulnerable. He wanted Seg to be in control, to take care of him. It wasn’t something he’d ever thought about until he met this man.”

Well, Roan is full of surprises! The Pier 70 series is one of my favorites but when you crossover a guy from the Austin Arrows…chills. Seg is the perfect hockey boy for Roan to get the “feels” for. What starts as harmless fun, ends up being something they don’t want to quit. I just was thrown by everything going on in Roan’s personal life. Who would have guessed he was keeping so much to himself? It’s always the quiet ones. I really thought Speechless would always be my favorite Pier 70 story, but Roan came out of the woodwork and sneak attacked me. I think it’s really all about the hockey. Roan, Seg and hockey. Swoon!

I am really going to miss the Pier 70 fellas. I hope they show up in some of the other series as crossover characters. These are my people! I think they should spend a lot of time at the Austin Arrows hockey games. Party with the hockey boys…I think I can come up with a storyline…



HARMLESS (Pier 70, 4) Chapter One © Nicole Edwards 2017


Fourteen months ago


“CAN I BUY you another drink?”

Roan Gregory hoped he wasn’t sporting his who me look when he cast a quick glance up and to the left, startled by the offer from…

Well. Okay.

Not what he’d expected.

Standing before him was the sexy guy who’d been checking Roan out since he walked in the door. Discreetly, sure. But Roan’s attention had been unfocused at best. He’d noticed. And yes, this was the same guy Roan had fought hard not to sneak a peek at for the past hour.

The guy was totally his type back when he’d had a type. At least in the physical sense.

Blond hair, blue eyes, long and lean, with the perfect balance of muscles tossed in.

But that was the key. Roan didn’t have a type anymore. He was more interested in ignoring men for the duration.

Sexy Guy nodded toward the empty beer bottle in front of Roan. “Another?”

As though the guy wasn’t possibly talking to him, Roan continued to stare. Only this time, he was captivated by the seductive smirk on Sexy Guy’s smooth lips. Nice lips. Full, perfect … lips.

Obliterating the thought from his sex-starved brain, Roan dropped his gaze down to his beer. Yep, definitely empty. He must’ve drained it when he’d been lost in his own damn thoughts. Unfortunately—no matter what his little head was telling him—he wasn’t interested in company, sexy or otherwise, so he wanted Sexy Guy to go sit back down at the table by the wall where he’d come from.

“I’m good.” Shaking his head, Roan avoided the man’s eyes, hoping he would take the hint.

“I figured if you’re gonna drown your sorrows, probably should do it right.”

If Sexy Guy only knew.

Lifting his gaze once more, Roan met the determined steel-blue eyes still studying him. He bit back a retort. Didn’t the guy understand that he wanted to be alone? Seriously, what did he need to do? Hold up a sign that said, Personal Pity Party, No Company Wanted?

What the…?

Clearly Roan needed to improve his turn-down skills. Sexy Guy surely mistook his I’m good for sure, sit down and join me because, of course, Sexy Guy was now sitting at his table. And he hadn’t bothered to ask.

“I promise, I’m harmless.” To reiterate his point, Sexy Guy held up his hands in surrender.

Big hands. Nice hands. Perfect hands.

Son of a bitch.

Now that Roan thought about it, the guy didn’t look harmless. He looked like … well, hell, he looked like temptation.

Good thing he’d cut temptation from his diet long ago.

Leaning back, Roan tried to appear casual, not wanting to show that he was taken aback by the guy’s forwardness. He also didn’t want the incredibly handsome blond to see that Roan was discreetly attempting to check him out. Mainly, the way that snug charcoal-gray T-shirt stretched across his impressive chest and the way the corded muscles in his neck shifted inconspicuously when he lifted his arm.

How discreet he was actually being was anyone’s guess since there was only about three feet between them.

Not only was he at least an eleven, Sexy Guy also looked familiar. Eerily so. Only Roan couldn’t place him.

Roan shrugged off the thought and continued to stare the guy down.

For the past half hour, Roan had been nursing a beer while pretending to watch the baseball game playing on the television closest to him. He wasn’t really paying attention at all because his brain was inundated with how shitty he’d allowed his life to become. In fact, he’d been paying so little attention he had noticed that the handsome man now sitting across from him had been staring his way every so often.

After the guy signaled the waitress for two more beers, he turned back to Roan.

Bold move considering Roan had already told him he wasn’t interested. Or that had been his meaning anyway.

“Colton Seguine,” Sexy Guy said smoothly as he held out his hand.

Roan detected an accent, but he couldn’t quite place it. Canadian, maybe?

“Not interested,” Roan grumbled, ignoring the introduction, hoping the guy would get it through his thick skull that Roan wasn’t…


Did he say…?

The name registered and Roan’s gaze slammed directly into the big guy.

Wavy blond hair, a thin scar running through one of his thick eyebrows, pale blue eyes with the perfect balance of gray running through them, a slightly crooked nose, and a jaw that looked as though it had been carved from stone, not to mention sharp cheekbones and those lips…

Holy shit.

The harmless temptation sitting across from him was none other than a fucking hockey player.

Harmless. Right.

“You’re Colton Seguine,” Roan muttered, feeling stupid.

The guy’s lopsided smirk transformed his face from sexy to … hot as fuck. “That’s what they tell me, but everyone calls me Seg. Unfortunately, I don’t recognize you, so…”

Roan held out his hand seeing that Seg’s was resting on the table as though waiting for this moment. “Roan Gregory.”

“Nice to meet you, Roan Gregory.”

Yes, it was.

Seg’s hand was strong, his grip firm. And holy fuck. This was Colton Seguine. Seg.

Roan briefly forgot all of his problems as he stared at the defenseman for the Austin Arrows hockey team. He knew the man was big—he’d read his stats a few dozen times—but up close and personal, he was ginormous. Six foot four, two-twenty, if Roan remembered correctly.

The waitress interrupted their staring contest when she delivered their beers, and for a few seconds, Roan was caught up in those smoky blue eyes, unable to look away.

It no longer mattered that he’d been wallowing in self-pity, trying to get over the fact that nearly four months ago he’d professed his love for his best friend. He no longer felt the chest-constricting pain that had engulfed him as soon as he realized Cam had fallen in love with someone and they were incredibly happy. The pain hadn’t come from the fact that Cam and Gannon were happy. As far as he was concerned, that was a good thing. It came from the fact that Roan had been insecure enough to think he would lose his friendship with the most important person in his life.

Only right now, the fact that he’d blurted out that he loved his best friend seemed unimportant—not to mention, completely untrue.

Nope. None of it mattered because his brain was misfiring; the only thing he could think about was sex. Sex with this incredibly sexy hockey player. Dirty, rough, highly-erotic sex.

And wasn’t that a kick in the nuts? Roan wasn’t the sort to succumb to insta-lust. It usually took him some time to warm up to a guy. A hell of a lot longer than a brief introduction anyway.

Roan took a long pull on his beer, breaking the eye contact.

This was insane.

Why the hell would this guy even be over here? It wasn’t like he was…

Nah. No way was this guy gay.

Plus, if he was—which he wasn’t—there was no way Seg would know Roan was gay. Seriously. How would he know? They weren’t in a gay bar. And it wasn’t like

Roan was wearing his I’m out and proud T-shirt today.

The thought had Roan staring at Seg thoughtfully.

Did he know Roan was gay? Was it something he broadcasted without realizing it?

After glancing around the room cautiously, Seg leaned in and lowered his voice. “What do you say after this beer, I take you back to my place and we have a drink there?”

Okay, so maybe along with some finely tuned gaydar, Seg was gay.

Not openly, obviously, since Roan distinctly remembered a recent article about Seg and some model chick he’d been dating as of late. Yes, in case there was any confusion, Roan was a fan of the Austin Arrows. Huge fan.

Maybe Seg was bisexual?

Roan let that thought roll around for a few seconds. He didn’t do bisexual. He had absolutely no intention of being with some guy who would wake up the next morning, crying and whining because he was so fucking confused about his life. Pussy or dick, it wasn’t that hard to figure out which you preferred.

Not to mention, Roan didn’t need that shit on top of everything else he was dealing with.

Leaning closer, mirroring Seg’s posture, Roan shook his head. “I’m pretty sure”—he tilted his head toward the waitress—“she’s more your type.”

Seg leaned even closer. “I’m pretty sure … you’re dead wrong.”

Roan sat up straight, taking another pull on his beer as he studied this man.

Here was a guy Roan had watched play for years. A guy who was as masculine as they came. A guy who was now sitting here, in this sports bar, coming on to him.

He was coming on to him, right? Roan had been out of the game a long time; maybe he was imagining it.

He instantly thought about Cam. About how Roan had damn near fucked up their friendship because of his momentary lapse in judgement. His stupid freak out had nearly cost him the most important person in his life.

Then he thought about his sister and her fucking drug problem.

And his father, who was beside himself on how to help her.

His stepmother, who had threatened to leave his father if they didn’t find a way to get Cassie some help.

A fucking mess was what his life had been reduced to.

No way should Roan add fucking a hockey player to that long list of screwed-up bullshit.

Clearly Seg sensed Roan was considering the idea. “One night. No strings.”

Nope, no mistaking that come-on.

Roan considered it.

No-strings sex. Was there even such a thing?

Roan adjusted his position, trying not to give the idea the merit it deserved, but unable to help himself.

A one-night stand with a hot hockey player.

Who could really say no to that? More importantly, who would?

His world was crumbling down around him, and this guy was offering him an opportunity to forget about it for a little while. An opportunity he’d be stupid to pass up.

“One night?” Roan confirmed.

Seg nodded.

“Tomorrow we pretend this never happened?”

Another nod.

Downing what was left of his beer, Roan reached for his wallet, pulled out a couple of twenties, and slapped them on the table before getting to his feet.

“I’ll follow you,” he told Seg.

The grin on Seg’s face made Roan’s dick jump to life.

Oh, yeah. This was definitely a good decision.

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Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn ~ Blog Tour w/ Review

We’re celebrating the release of CO-WRECKER by Meghan Quinn!


NA Romantic Comedy

Photographer: Lauren Perry

Designer: Meghan Quinn





What do ice cream and Sadie Montgomery have in common? They’re both ice cold, but one taste is never enough.
I wanted to be friends — I would have even settled for her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded man out there, I made up my mind.
I’d make my coworker fall for me.
I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.
Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.
The whole thing is a recipe for a rocky road, but I plan to eat the whole gallon, no matter how bad the brain freeze.


Storyline: 5
Angst: 4
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
Kindle eArc reviewed by Robin

Andrew has transferred to a new college after a little scandal and is starting a new job. Serving ice cream at Friendly’s doesn’t seem too hard until he gets Sadie as his trainer. She will not crack a smile. Determined that he will bust through her walls and make her his friend, Andrew keeps an upbeat attitude. The attraction starts between the two but he has no idea what tragic secrets Sadie has been keeping from him or how to help her move pass them.

“Within twenty-four hours, he’s firmly placed himself in my life when I believed there were no vacancies. Not only does this man make me laugh, make me burn with excitement, and make me want more, he also terrifies the living fuck out of me.

Charisma, it’s a death sentence for any woman, and I’m pretty sure I’m straddling condemned row from every sexy smirk and witty comment that leaves Andrew’s mouth.”

What a crazy and funny co-worker romance! Andrew was the sweetest, sexiest nerd who I wanted to solve quadratic equations with while naked in the study room. The perfect fit to Sadie’s gang of lifelong friends. Sadie on the other hand…I wanted so many times to give her a push. But that needed to come from within. She will work you up with her hesitance and unwillingness to share. Andrew showed a great ability toward compassion and forgiveness. Great story about healing and moving forward past life’s speed bumps.

What really made me laugh the most in this story was knowing that parts of this book came from Meghan’s real life. I loved recognizing certain scenes and people from her personal life. And now I sound like a stalker. Ignore this last paragraph…you don’t need a restraining order.








About The Author

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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