New Release + Excerpt + 5 Star Review: Getting Schooled by Emma Chase


Getting Schooled

By Emma Chase


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Head of the class…

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out.

The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and “cool” teacher in the hometown where he’s not just a golden boy — he’s platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle.

Then…Callie Carpenter comes home.

And knocks him right on his tight end zone.

Back to school…

Callie has a pretty sweet life herself…on the other side of the country. But circumstances — that she’d prefer to never speak of again — have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school.

Now she’s facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore…and that’s just the teachers.

Just like old times…

When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance – and then has to stop herself from jumping him.

Good friends are all they can ever be.

Or…these teachers just might end up getting schooled — hard — by love.

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Attractive couple is cooking on kitchen. Looking on each other and smiling.

High school parking lots are one of the most dangerous places on earth. I don’t have statistics to back that up…but I know it’s true.

I pull into the school parking lot Monday morning in my Dad’s giant, newly repaired mint-green Buick, with Back in Black by AC/DC blasting from the speakers. I feel tough, powerful—like I’m driving a tank.

I’m a badass teacher—I’ll run you down even if you’re a student—I’ve got twenty-nine more in class just like you.

The outfit helps too—leather boots, blue jeans, a starched white blouse and a black leather jacket. It’s my armor. The morning air is cool and crisp today, but I barely feel it. I’m locked and loaded and ready to roll.

As I march towards the main entrance, I spot Garrett and Dean and Alison Bellinger outside the doors. They pause when they see me, waiting.

“Damn,” Dean chuckles. “Callie’s got her shit-kickers on. Did you dig them out of a mosh pit from 1993?”

Garrett crosses his arms. “Somebody’s channeling Michelle Pfiefer in Dangerous Minds.”

He looks fantastic. His hair is tousled from the breeze and kisses his brow, and he’s wearing a dark blue sweater that’s snug around his biceps and soft, worn, light blue jeans. I remember his arms around me yesterday on my parent’s porch. The wonder and exhilaration of the moment.

Of him.

The intensity in his eyes, the desire and possessiveness in the grasp of his hands. The scorching feel of his mouth, his wet talented tongue that made my stomach swirl and my head spin.

So much for not complicating things.

But I’m not going to play head games with myself or Garrett—we’re too old for that shit.

I have feelings for him—I always have—our break-up had nothing to do with either of us not wanting each other desperately. But these aren’t just leftover echoes of a sweet, first love—this is something new. A throbbing, breathless attraction to the amazing man he’s become. I want to be near him. I want to know him, inside and out, all over again.

And he feels the same way. Garrett wants this version of me as much as he always did—maybe even more. I heard it in his whispered words and felt it in his kiss.

I don’t know if we have a future, if it can go anywhere. We have separate lives on opposite ends of the country. But I’m not going to worry about that—for now, I’m going to take each day as it comes and enjoy every moment we can.

Except for now. Now is not the time for enjoying or worrying or relationship building…now is the time for focusing. Now is the time to be ice and steel—don’t smile, don’t waver.

“Little fucknutters don’t know who the hell they’re dealing with,” I growl.

Allison pumps her fist. “That’s the spirit.”

Garrett opens the door for me. “Go get ‘em, Gangster’s Paradise.”




Michel’s Review

Although school is officially out summer, Emma Chase is holding classes and assigning homework her devoted readers will be excited to do. The first thing on the summer reading list is her new book Getting Schooled. Her latest book is guaranteed to earn an A+.

Getting Schooled immediately draws the reader into Garrett Riley’s world during his routine jog in his small town, Lakeside, New Jersey. The reader gets a colorful description of the town, a humorous introduction to the residents, and a heartwarming, comedic impression of it all through Garrett’s eyes. The reader is instantly connected to Garrett’s life. He is the hot high school history teacher who also happens to be the champion football coach. He’s a local hero and legend. His students love him. He gives 200 % of himself at all times. Life is good for Garrett Riley but it’s about to get even better when his former high school sweetheart moves back to town and becomes the drama teacher at the same high school he teaches at.

When Callie Carpenter left for college she never intended to stay away for eighteen years. Life just happened and she took a different path. Her relationship with Garrett fizzled out when she left for college. There weren’t any hard feelings or regrets. Their lives were going different directions.  Eighteen years later she has landed her dream job in California when she gets a phone call that sends her rushing back home. Her parents have been in a car accident and need help during their recovery. The only thing she can do is move back home and take the temporary teaching job at the high school.

Garrett and Callie are back in each other’s lives. Their attraction is stronger than their teenage hearts. The difference is they are mature adults who can handle all the bumps in the road. Not only are they both exceptional teachers but also students learning to navigate careers, romance, and life altering decisions.

Every time I read an Emma Chase book it is a delightful experience from page one to the very end. Everything about those precious reading hours is joyful, thought provoking, and entertaining. Emma has a way of blending humor, romance, and life issues without losing balance. Her characters come to life and become very dear to the readers hearts. I can’t wait to see what happens next in Lakeside, New Jersey. There’s a certain math teacher that needs to learn some new equations.

Getting Schooled by Emma Chase has earned A+ in my heart!




Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.




Release Day Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway: Easy Nights by Kristen Proby


From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes a steamy and passionate friends-to-lovers romance—EASY NIGHTS! The sixth standalone title in the Boudreaux Series, Savannah and Ben’s highly anticipated story is now available on all retailers! Grab your copy today!


About EASY NIGHTS (Boudreaux Series #6):

The Boudreaux Series—Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.

No one said change was easy…

Savannah Boudreaux knows what it is to hurt. To bleed. To be afraid that the man she’s promised to be true to until “death do us part” might in fact separate them far sooner than anyone had ever anticipated. But Van also knows what it is to survive. To move on. To live life to the fullest. With five brothers and sisters and a loving mother as her constant source of strength during the pain and the healing, Van realizes there is little else she needs.

But some things never change…

Benjamin Preston sat on the sidelines of the Boudreaux family for years, in love with a woman he couldn’t have. As the best friend of the Boudreaux brothers since childhood, Ben has seen both tragedies and joys in the family. And as a former MMA fighter and KravMaga expert, Ben’s used to fighting for what he wants—and winning. His hands were tied when Savannah married her high school sweetheart not long after graduation, but now two years have passed since Ben found Savannah broken in her own home.

Sometimes what you need most has been right in front of you the whole time…

Van’s convinced that happiness isn’t in the cards for her, no matter how right it feels to be in Ben’s strong arms—and his bed. Ben is determined to win her heart and fight for her trust. He’s promised to protect her, to be her friend. But more than anything, he wants to finally make her his, and this is one fight he’s not willing to lose.


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I spin at the sound of Ben’s voice, and silently cringe. I look horrible. I’m sweating like an ice cold drink without a coaster, and the clothes I wear here are skin tight, making it easier to move.

“You’re not usually here at this time,” I say and dab a towel on my face. “What’s up?”

“I had a meeting with another instructor,” he says with a smile. “Thought I’d say hi.”

“Hi.” I smile and readjust my ponytail. It’s much smaller now, but I can still pull it back. “How was your day?”

“Busy,” he replies and surprises me by letting his eyes travel up and down my body. “I like the new hair. You look great.”

“I’m a mess.” I chuckle and hook my towel around my shoulders. “You, however, do look great.”

That’s a fucking understatement. He’s in cargo shorts and a black tank top, showing off his tattoos and his muscles.

Good lord, the muscles.

“Can I show you a few things?” he asks, breaking my concentration on his muscles.

“Sure,” I frown as I follow him back into the empty classroom. “Am I doing something wrong?”

“No, I just want to go over some form things.” He leads me to the center of the room and stands behind me, looking into my eyes through the mirror.

Oh God. This is way sexier than it probably should be.

“Assume the stance.”

I follow his directions and work very hard to not react to his strong hands on my sides as he walks me through punches, kicks, and better ways to keep my center of gravity.

“You’re small,” he murmurs and pushes my legs just a little closer together. “I want you to keep your feet just a little closer together. You’ll have better balance.”

I nod. “It feels better.”

He smiles at me. I can’t keep my eyes off of him in the mirror. The way he moves, his facial expressions.

Ben has always been attractive to me, but holy shit, did he get hotter? Or was I just too broken before to see it?

Because holy shit, he’s hot.



“I just asked you to do the spin/elbow move.”

“Oh.” I bite my lip and will myself to stop ogling his arms.

“Are you okay?”

“Of course.” I do as he asks and spin, attempting to ram my elbow in his nose, the way I’ve been taught, but he blocks and sends me onto my ass. “Damn it.”

“You’re not spinning quickly enough.”

“I’m as clumsy as they get,” I remind him. “If I spin too fast, I’ll fall on my ass. I’ll be helping my attacker more than anything.”

“It’ll actually feel easier,” he says, helping me to my feet. “You can do this. I’ve seen it.”

“You’re taller than anyone else I’ve ever sparred with.”

“Good,” he says and narrows his eyes. “Chances are, if you ever have to defend yourself, your attacker won’t be shorter than you.”

“True.” I nod thoughtfully.

“But if you’re still not comfortable doing this with me, that’s fine. I can make suggestions for Shelly to work on next week.”

“I’m okay,” I reply, and am surprised to realize that it’s true. It wasn’t long ago that I couldn’t stand for any man to touch me, not even my brothers. But I don’t mind so much now.

In fact, I’m utterly shocked to realize that his touch is turning me on. I don’t remember the last time I had sexual thoughts toward a man. Even Ben. Which was one more thing that made me sad.

But hello, long lost hormones.


Kelley’s Review

I have been reading this series since book one and was anxious to see how Savannah’s story was going to play out.  I can tell you now that Kristen Proby did not disappoint with this one.  Easy Nights is hot, steamy, and suspenseful.  I kept turning the pages with one eye closed as I knew the other shoe was about to drop for Savannah.  Too many odd things were happening to her that did not add up but I had a feeling in my gut as to who was behind it and why.  This story was written to just reveal the tiniest of clues as to what was to come.

Kristen did a great job with her character development of Savannah.  She took a character who was abused for years and walked her through the road to recovery.  It was not night and day and nor did Savannah just bounce back.  It took years of therapy and taking self-defense classes until Savannah began to feel safe again.  When she finally decides to step out into the the dating world again it was only natural to see her expand on her feelings that she always had for Ben.  Ben was her safe place and an instructor of Krav Maga himself.  The fun part was seeing Ben finally allow himself to express the feelings he has always had for Van.  The one thing about Ben Preston is when he decides he want something there is no stopping him.  He is fierce, loyal, and sexy as sin.  Once Ben opened up Savannah never stood a chance.  Kristen wraps up this story with a serious ass kicking and happily ever after that will bring a tear to your eye.  If I could make one wish I would wish this series would never end.  It is one that I have enjoyed with each new release.  Bravo Kristen Proby on another excellent addition to this series!


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.


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New Release + Excerpt + 5 Star Review: Easy Magic by Kristen Proby

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From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes the next sexy and captivating standalone title in the Boudreaux Series, EASY MAGIC. Take a trip to the Big Easy and fall in love with Beau and Mallory’s story in this passionate and magical contemporary romance. Grab your copy today!


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The Boudreaux Series. Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.

Family. Responsibility. Stability.

As the co-CEO of Bayou Enterprises, and the eldest of the Boudreaux clan, Beau is the epitome of these. Now that his baby sister Gabby is happily settled down, Beau has moved into the company loft in the heart of the French Quarter to be closer to his office while his own home is built. He doesn’t have time for anything but the family he adores and the company that drives him.

If only the bewitching owner of the herb shop downstairs from Beau’s loft wasn’t so damn tempting.

Mallory Adams is living the life. The good life. The best life for her. After years of hiding who she is, and the gifts she’s been cursed with, Mallory opened her little shop in the French Quarter, offering herbs and lotions for anything from soothing a sunburn to chasing those pesky ghosts New Orleans is known for out of a client’s home. Some call her eccentric, and some say she’s simply odd, and that’s okay with her. She is a bit odd, but in her experience, all of the best people are.

When an old pipe bursts in the loft above her store, flooding her storeroom, Mallory comes face to face with Beau Boudreaux, and she doesn’t need the clairvoyant abilities that have been passed down through generations to know that she’ll never be the same. Beau is her exact opposite; serious, straitlaced. He wears suits for Pete’s sake and probably wouldn’t know the difference between arnica and flaxseed if his life depended on it. But when he touches her, the electricity is through the roof and she’s smart enough to know that a chemistry like theirs doesn’t happen every day.

Can two people so very different possibly find their way to happily ever after?

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I pull my phone out of my pocket to call Beau Boudreaux, who also happens to be my landlord.

Of course, there is no answer.

The man lives upstairs, directly above this shop. Can’t he hear the water? Does he sleep like the dead?

Or maybe he’s not home.

I frown and open my mind, searching the building.

He’s home. I can feel his presence.

And he might be naked.

I immediately slam the psychic door shut and walk outside, up the wrought iron steps to his loft, and bang on the door.

“Wake up,” I mutter. “And put some pants on.”

I raise my hand to bang again, but the door is flung open and there’s Beau, rubbing sleep from his eyes, a frown on his handsome face.

He’s pulled some sweatpants on.

Thank God.

“What’s going on?” he demands.

“I have a leak,” I reply and swallow hard, willing myself to keep my eyes on his face, and not the sculpted muscles of his torso. I’ve met the man exactly twice, including right now, but what he does to my libido is ridiculous.

I’d forgotten that I have a libido.

Which is a sad statement all on its own.

“You had to wake me up at four-thirty for a leak?”

“I have three inches of water on my floor,” I reply and turn to stomp down the stairs. “Come look!”

I don’t look back as I wade back into my store. A few moments later, I hear Beau come clomping down the steps and look back as he fills the doorway with his wide shoulders. He’s tall, pushing six-and-a-half feet. His hair is dark, and his eyes are like old whiskey.

Those whiskey eyes survey the space, frowning when he sees the amount of water on the floor.

“Do you know where it’s coming from?”

“The bathroom,” I reply and lead him to it.

“The fucking ceiling fan?” He exclaims and shakes his head. “I was expecting the toilet to be overflowing. Old plumbing is unpredictable.”

“I was expecting the same, but here we are,” I say and cross my arms over my chest. He glances back at me, and his eyes drop to my cleavage for just an instant before he looks me in the eye.

I don’t uncross my arms.

“I’m going to shut off the water to the building.”

“Good idea.”

He rushes back outside and a few moments later, the water slows to a small trickle, and then fast drops.

He comes back inside and looks up. “Must be a broken pipe.”

“Are you a plumber as well as a billionaire mogul?” I ask, unable to resist.

His lips twitch. “I’m good at a lot of things.”

Oh, I just bet you are.


Kelley’s Review

I adored Easy Magic by Kristen Proby. This story could not have come at a better time in my life. It provided a fun and provocative escape that I had been craving from my library for a while now. Kristen is a master at foreshadowing just enough so that you think you can predict what’s coming until she throws in a twist or two.
Mallory is the most sweet, kind, and gifted female heroine that I have met in some time. She has taken over her Grandmama’s shop with the goal of helping people get through their weekly ailments and day to day drama and trauma. She has many gifts including the ability to sense a person and what they are feeling. This has made relationships almost impossible until Beau comes along and all she feels is a sense of calm when she touches his skin.
I love that Kristen kept this story a dual POV read. We get to then see how Beau feels about Mallory. His dirty thoughts are smoldering with heat and he cant seem to get enough of little miss Mallory. Beau has always been the responsible big brother and he is very protective of Mallory. He wants to be the kind of man that steps in and saves the day. Until one day when he can’t. He gets smacked in the face with things that Mallory is dealing with and the big question is when Beau finds out about Mallory’s abilities will he be able to accept and trust her ever again or will he push her away.
I enjoyed this book immensely. It evoked so many different emotions at one time. One of them being hunger as Kristen describes what a beignet tastes like. I want to take a trip to New Orleans now. I liked this book so much I can’t wait to listen to it on Audio next. Bravo Kristen Proby on a sinfully sexy roller coaster that has left me sated but yet ready for more. I adore this series and am excited to see what comes next.


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.



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Release Blitz + Excerpt + Review + Giveaway: Declan by Caitlyn O’Leary – Shadow Alliance Series – Book 1





You want to know about me? I believe in three things: loyalty to my friends, helping those in need and

the end justifies the means.

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Shadow Alliance Series – Book 1

By Caitlyn O’ Leary

Release Date: October 26, 2016

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Some serious shit went down when I was in the Army. I mean brutal. After my last tour, I created the Shadow Alliance. Me and my team know how to get things done, and will take on all those jobs that others won’t. My name is Declan McAllister and when it comes to keeping people safe, I’m your man. Mess with me and I will rain hell-fire on you like you’ve never experienced before.


Few things get my motor running like beauty and brains. Okay, a nice ass doesn’t hurt either. Getting a chance to work with FBI Agent Allison Davies, who is the whole package, normally would be great, except when she followed my butt down to the flood ravaged country of Paraguay to track down a traitor, and ends up putting her career on the line.


Now here we are attempting to keep things professional, but the more I watch Allison pour her heart and soul into this case, the more I want to see what that same passion would be like between the sheets.


Kelley’s review

Sexy and sweet start to a new steamy Seal series!

5 Action-packed stars!

Declan is a former navy seal who will go on the rescue missions that even the government will not touch.  Declan goes in when all hope is lost and he leads his team deep into the trenches to save the lives of those who would have been left behind.  I fell in love with Declan’s hard ass attitude right from the start especially when he first meets Allison and from the start gives her a nickname.

Allison needs Declan’s help.  She sure as hell doesn’t want to reach out to him but does not have much of a choice.  Declan has intel and access to more that she needs. She had heard he was sexy as sin but what she didn’t plan to find was this man who would lay his life down to help a mother and child who were among the wreckage.

I really enjoyed how this book was written in first person male P.O.V.  You really got know what was going on inside of Declan’s head.  Caitlyn did an excellent job getting in enough dialogue so the reader could get to know how Allison was feeling as well.  This story kept me on my toes until the very end.  If you like romantic suspense that is action packed in and outside of the bedroom you will love Declan.  I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.



She pressed her lips to mine. Soft and gentle. I reciprocated. Loving the feel. I wanted—needed—to give her comfort. But then she changed the pressure. Her movements became urgent.

“Baby,” I tried to caution her.

“Declan, I need you. I need this.”

I’d take her to bed and just hold her. She needed comfort. Then, as if she could read my mind…

“Declan, I’ve known you were special since I read your file. I’ve wanted you since I saw you searching for Anna. I’ve needed you since you convinced me I’m beautiful in your eyes.”

“Oh, Allie, you’re the one who’s the diamond. I see all of your facets, all of your depths, and you shine, baby. You shine.” Her eyes lit up at my words, and I was so happy I’d found the right ones. I eased her off my lap and stood up. The hungry look in her eyes almost brought me to my knees. Before she started to stand, I whisked her into my arms, and her eyes melted. Good, I wanted her to feel as special as she was.

I headed to the bedroom I’d recently vacated. As soon as I got her to the room, I let her slide down my body. Since I was just wearing my boxers, there was no doubt how I was feeling. But I needed to be sure this was truly what she wanted. After I turned on the bedside light I found her sitting on the bed. I knelt in front of her.

“Allie, are you sure?”

“Aren’t you?”

I looked at my dick and then back up at her. She laughed.

“I really want this too,” she whispered.

“Then you might be wearing a few too many clothes,” I whispered back. Leaning forward, I captured her mouth for a kiss. Her lips parted and I unbuttoned her blouse. Slowly, I drew the cotton sleeves down her shoulders, touching the silk of her skin as I went. She gasped as I traced the curves of her breasts above the cups of her bra. I broke away from her lips.

“God, look at you.” I unclasped the front enclosure and her breasts spilled into my hands. I thumbed her pink nipples and she moaned, and pressed hard into my hands. She liked it when I plucked and pinched the tips of her breasts.

“Declan, that feels so good.”

I dipped my head and sucked her nipple into my mouth and flicked it with my tongue, loving her whimpers and gasps. She grabbed my head and her nails bit into my scalp. I wrapped my arms around her, and laid her down on the bed. She was rubbing her jean clad legs together. I thrust one hand between them and she slammed her legs together, locking it in place. Like I wanted it anywhere else. I rubbed against the seam of her jeans, and licked at the tender flesh of her swollen breasts.

“So good.” She sighed.

She arched up, but it wasn’t enough. I pulled off her jeans and panties. She was truly beautiful.

“Now you.”


“Your boxers,” she said.

“Not yet. First I want to play some more.” The woman had legs that wouldn’t stop. I couldn’t believe that she ever doubted her attractiveness. Whoever had been her past lovers had been absolute assholes.

She reached out to me, and I lowered myself into her arms, kissing those plump lips of hers, reveling in the jolt she once again gave me as our lips met. Having our bodies meet was bliss. Her breasts touching my chest was heaven. I dragged my chest hair against her nipples and she groaned.

“Again. Do that again.” I did. Slowly I inched downwards, kissing silken flesh along my way. Peaches. I smelled peaches, until finally I smelled peaches and musk. Divine. Parting her thighs, I found glistening pink magic. Allie tensed.


“I am.” Sure she was.

I pressed her legs wider apart, but it was a bit of a struggle. “Honey, I just want to play.”

“I know.”

“You like this, don’t you?” I blew against her folds.

“I don’t know.” Yep, she had only been with assholes.

I parted her slick flesh and licked her. She shuddered, but didn’t make a sound. Peaches, spice, and Allie. So good. I looked up, and she was biting the base of her thumb. Oh that was a challenge. Her body betrayed her, it showed me exactly what kind of touches it liked, and when I added my fingers, she started to pant.

Up and down, around and around.

“Declan? Come inside me now.”

“Not until you scream.”

My fingers found what they’d been searching for, and she squeaked and tightened in a good way. Carefully, I sucked.

“Declan! It’s too good.” She was drenched in pleasure.

Almost there.

I stroked inwards, and bit her clit gently, flicking my tongue against her swollen flesh. She let out a shriek, and pulsed her release.

I moved up to the nightstand and ripped off my boxers. I tore open the condom and looked at Allie.

“Please, now!”

Slowly, I entered her tight depths. I thought I was going to lose my mind. It was pure bliss. Those long legs curled around me, and she pulled me in.

“More!” I gave her everything. She gasped, but then smiled. “Perfect.”

“Thank God.”

I began to move, and she met me. We danced and twined, moving ever upwards. I felt my orgasm begin at the base of my spine. I wasn’t going to last. That beautiful face, those eyes that shimmered. I dipped in for another kiss that shot sparks.

“Allie?” I was hanging on by a thread.

She thrust up against me, her heels digging into my ass. I felt her sheath begin to tighten and I thought my head would explode.

This woman, this beautiful woman let out a joyful sound that was my name, over and over again.

“Yes, God yes, Allie.”

I shot ever upwards until I found heaven.




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Author Bio

Caitlyn O’Leary is an avid reader, and considers herself a fan first and an author second. She reads a wide variety of genres, but finds herself going back to happily-ever-afters. Getting a chance to write, after years in corporate America is a dream come true. She hopes that her stories provide the kind of entertainment and escape that she has found from some of her favorite authors.


Her Series Include:


It’s a bit Paranormal, a bit Sci-Fi and 100% Action/Adventure. The characters have special abilities, that make them targets.



This is focused on a group of Navy Seals. What makes them special is their bond to one another, and the women they come to love.



This is the series that started her career, it is a Menage Series that takes place in Fate Harbor Washington. It focuses on a tight knit community who live and love and care for one another.


She loves to hear from her readers.

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Happy Release + Review: The Bourbon Kings by J. R. Ward


The Bourbon Kings

New Contemporary Series: The Bourbon Kings

Release Date: July 28, 2015


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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal….

For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.

For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted—and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane’s beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets.

As family tensions—professional and intimately private—ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive.


Michel’s Review

Fans of J. R. Ward are in for a treat with the release of her new contemporary series , The Bourbon Kings.  This new series has been optioned for television.

The Bourbon Kings series is quite different from the previous series by J. R. Ward.  The writing and tone is in a class by itself that follows along the lines of contemporary fiction rather than romance fiction.  It does not have the fast paced, intense action that readers are used to in the Black Dagger Brotherhood or Fallen Angels series.  The characters are not the hard core alphas with loads of attitude to back them up.  This series is based upon  a prestigious family and their elite world.  The characters are elitist that have been raised with entitlement and vast wealth.

The first half of the book revolves around world building and character introductions.  It is very wordy and overly descriptive.  The pacing is slow and tedious.  I found myself getting bored and quickly losing interest and then the J. R. Ward magic happened.  The second half of the book was enthralling.  I could not put the book down.  The characters came to life.  The family dynamics became complex and mystifying.  The plot clearly started to unfold and set their world into play.  The mystery and intrigue as well as the inner workings of the family kept me captivated.  In the end there was a cliffhanger that had me interested in what was going to come next.  The cliffhanger was not angsty or a do or die moment but an integral part of the story that is beginning to unfold.

After I finished the book and tried to formulate my thoughts I could clearly see how this is written for television.  I think that this series is going to be a very entertaining television series that will have the same kind of effect on viewers that Dallas and Dynasty had.

I can’t wait to see what happens next in The Bourbon Kings series.

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jr wardJessica Rowley Pell Bird was born on 1969 in Massachusetts, USA. She is the daughter of Maxine F. and W. Gillette Bird, Jr. She began writing as a child, penning her thoughts in diaries as well as inventing short stories. She read her first Harlequin Presents novel in a rose garden when she was in her teens. She was hooked immediately. By the time she went to college, she had boxes and boxes of Harlequins and Silhouettes. Every year, her mother would ask why all those books had to live in the house and Jess would reply that if even one of them disappeared she would know. (She’d catalogued them.)


Jess finished her first romance manuscript the summer before her freshman year of college. She attended Smith College and graduated with a double major in history and art history. She then received a law degree from Albany Law School. Shortly after that, she began working in the healthcare industry in Boston. She spent many years as one of the premier medical center’s Chief of Staff. While working as a lawyer in Boston, she completed two novels more and started a number of partials. In 2001, Bird married John Neville Blakemore III. Both her mother and her new husband kept telling her to send something in to an agent, a publisher, the Tooth Fairy, anyone. She thought they were nuts, but eventually got her nerve up and bought a lot of stamps. Since getting published, she has written contemporary romances as Jessica Bird and paranormal romances as J. R. Ward. She has been a Rita Award finalist, received two Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nominations and has been a HOLT medallion finalist.

New England born and bred, Jess is surprised to find herself living south of the Mason Dixon line. (But that’s what happens when you marry a Southern gentleman.) She and her husband live with their golden retriever, who oversees her writing in a supervisory role.

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5-Star Review: Taming of the Billionaire By Jessica Clare


The Taming of the Billionaire
(Billionaires and Bridesmaids #2)
By Jessica Clare

The New York Times bestselling author of The Billionaire and the Virgin returns with a tale of Shakespearean-style seduction…

Edie’s an overbearing cat behaviorist who’s not big on people. Magnus is a newly-rich game developer who likes to be in control. When the two of them meet at Gretchen and Hunter’s masquerade engagement party, the loathing is mutual. Unfortunately for them—and everyone else—they’re in the wedding party together and must deal with each other for the next few months.

But when Magnus’s younger brother falls for Edie’s sister, he begs for his brother’s help in concocting a plan to win her over. If Magnus can keep the prickly Edie occupied, his brother will have time to woo Edie’s sister. Of course, Magnus isn’t interested in the slightest, but Edie is…intriguing. And stubborn. And smart. And sexy. And they might have more in common than they thought.

Before long, it becomes a challenge between the two of them to see who will be tamed first. But how’s Edie going to react when she finds out that Magnus is using her? And how’s Magnus going to handle the fact that he’s fallen for a cat lady?


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“If I didn’t like you, would I do this?”
And he leaned forward, put his hands on the sides of her face, and pressed his mouth to those full, red lips.
She stiffened underneath him, clearly surprised. Hell, that made two of them. Magnus hadn’t expected to kiss her. But when she’d pursed that pretty mouth in a sarcastic expression, he felt determined to prove her wrong. To show her that yes, he could like someone like her, and here was what he had to offer.
So he kissed her.
It was a quick kiss, his mouth simply pressing against hers for a moment, and Edie too startled to part her lips under his. Out of habit, his tongue grazed the seam of her mouth before he pulled away, and then they were both left blinking and staring at each other.
“You kissed me,” she said softly, and she sounded shocked.
“I know. I . . . kind of want to do it again.”
“Okay.” She blinked up at him.
Good enough. He pulled her close again and this time, when he pressed his mouth to hers, those lush lips parted for his tongue. He wanted to groan when he felt her tongue brush along his, a hot snake of desire ripping through him. Then her mouth opened wider for him and they were locked together, tongues melding as the kiss grew deeper and more passionate, and she was clinging to his shirt and he was holding her and slanting his mouth against hers over and over again, licking her like he would if he was between her legs and she had her thighs on his shoulders and—
Magnus pulled away again, and Edie gazed up at him, completely dazed. “Go out on a date with me,” he pressed again. He released her.
She wobbled and took a step backward to regain her balance. He almost reached out to catch her—almost—but he stopped himself. Edie hated being treated like she needed help. So he watched while she straightened her jacket and smoothed her hair, noticing her lipstick was smeared on that pretty, pretty mouth. He wanted to reach out and fix it with his fingers, but he was afraid if he touched her again, he’d grab her by the hips and fling her down on his bed.
Date. That was what they needed. Just a date.
“Date?” he asked again when she remained silent.
Her fingers fluttered to her mouth. “I . . . I’ll think about it.”
Magnus grinned, because that wasn’t a no. In his book, that was as good as a yes. “You do that.”

  5StarKelley’s Review

Sexy, funny, and intelligent!
I am a glutton for Billionaire stories.  Who does not want to be rescued by a billionaire?  Edie could care less.  She was known as the crazy cat lady.  She always showed up to functions with some sort of cat hair on her clothes. When she over hears a bunch of groomsmen talking about banging bridesmaids and joking around about who is going to bang the crazy cat lady she is infuriated.
When Edie barges in to the kitchen and it is obvious she overheard their discussion Magnus has his curiosity peaked.  He is all about firey women and Edie speaks her mind and then some.
I really enjoyed this story.  It was a bit different than Jessica’s other Billionaire stories in that the heroine really has no interest in the hero at all.  Edie is happy to help Magnus with his cat but does not have very much interest in him until she ends up under him.
Magnus is torn.  His brother Levi is interested in Edie’s sister Bianca and when he is asked to distract Edie long enough for Bianca to have time with Levi he goes along with it…that is until Edie becomes more to him than just a distraction.
What happens when Magnus finally confesses to Edie that their relationship started as a lie?  Will she ever be able to believe that he truly loves her?  Or will she walk away forever?
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About The Author

Jessica Clare is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who writes under three different names. As Jill Myles, she writes a little bit of everything, from sexy, comedic urban fantasy to zombie fairy tales. As Jessica Clare, she writes erotic contemporary romance.

She also has a third pen name (because why stop at two?). As Jessica Sims, she writes fun, sexy shifter paranormals. She lives in Texas with her husband, cats, and too many dust-bunnies. Jill spends her time writing, reading, writing, playing video games, and doing even more writing.

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5 Star Review: Easy Charm by Kristen Proby

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The Boudreaux Series – Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.

Gabrielle Boudreaux, the youngest of the Boudreaux clan, is a single mother of her young son, Sam. Running a Bed and Breakfast at the family plantation house at the edge of the Mississippi River, Gabby loves her inn, her boy and her family. She meets new people every day, and takes pride in the house and land that has been in her family for more than five generations. Blessed beyond measure, she’s also lonely, although she would never admit that to anyone. Until Rhys O’Shaughnessy walks through her door, brooding and wounded and the sexiest thing she’s ever laid eyes on.

Rhys has been at the top of his game as a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs for more than ten years. Baseball is in his blood. But when he tears his rotator cuff and has to sit a season out, he retreats to Inn Boudreaux at the recommendation of his cousin, Kate, to heal and work toward building his shoulder back to perfect shape with only one goal in mind: to return to the game he loves. But he didn’t plan on being utterly charmed by a devastatingly beautiful woman and her baseball-loving son.

When Rhys’ shoulder has healed and he’s given the chance to return to his team, will he leave the family he’s come to love behind, or will he stay with Gabby and Sam?




Kelley’s Review

Kristen Proby writes a feel good romance that is charming and easy to fall in love with.

I absolutely adore this series.  I am from the south and New Orleans is my next door neighbor.  I find that I get lost in this series imagining myself strolling down the streets of the French Quarter.   Kristen writes just enough detail about the setting that you are oohing and aweing. She also writes an amazing group of sexy alpha males in this series. Rhys is fiercely defensive of Gabby to her brothers and her brothers are fiercely protective of her.  Gabby doesn’t need anyone to come to her defense or to protect her though.  She is sassy, smart, and strong enough to stand up for herself.  Kristen wrote an extremely strong female lead in Gabby.  Often when a story features an alpha male we see a more submissive female.  Well not in this story.  Gabby may be petite but she can most certainly roar when she has to.  I really enjoyed seeing the dynamic of how life flows when you are a single mom.  “Sometimes you need to adjust your sails” is something I will take with me from this story.  Sometimes you have so much thrown at you at once and before you react you might want to adjust your attitude.  Anyone who is a single mom knows this and Kristen nails this in Gabby’s character.  Gabby’s son Sam is adorable.  I loved seeing the relationship between Sam and Rhys blossom as Rhys can see what a reflection Sam is of his mother.

This read also has just the right amount of drama and suspense to keep you turning the pages to see what happens next.  Kristen weaves a story sprinkled with just enough secrets and lies that readers just might yell at their eReader as I did.  It’s a good thing I read at home or people would have thought I was crazy as I was yelling at Gabby and Rhys while reading this tale.

Easy Charm is a feel good romance that you can walk away from with a smile on your face and hope in your heart. Kristen writes a story about good people who might not have been in the best situations at times in their lives but are actively trying to make it better.  The support that Rhys provides to Gabby when she needs it the most phenomenal.  Not only is he smokin hot but he has a heart of gold that you can’t help but fall in love with.  He is a tough book boyfriend to top.

 I fell in love with Eli in Easy Love.

Rhys charmed his way into my heart in Easy Charm.

I am really looking forward to reading Declan’s story Easy Melody this fall.


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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Happy Release Day + Review + Party Invite: Healed by Caitlyn O’Leary


Healed:  Found Series Book 3

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Dr. Sarah Johnson has been gifted with the power of healing, and when she rushes to help a friend in need she gets more than she bargained for, and all hell breaks loose.
After finding himself tangled up with the most stubborn woman in the world, Navy team leader Nate Goodman knew his life was never going to be the same. Sarah Johnson was trouble with a capital T, and he never expected to fall for her.

What happens when the healer becomes aware that she is the one who needs to be healed? When Sarah goes missing, Nate will move heaven and Earth to find her. Will Nate find her in time to heal her wounded soul?


Kelley’s Review

Steamy and suspenseful with a sprinke of the paranormal!

If you are looking for you next alpha male book boyfriend look no further.  Nate Goodman is fierce and yet sinfully sweet.  He is head over heels for Dr. Sarah Johnson and she makes him crazy.  Sarah is a healer and she heals people at a great cost to herself.  Nate has been put in charge of keeping Sarah safe.  He has seen her heal many times and watched how it weakens her.   When she takes off without notice to help a friend in need he is beside himself.  Why would he be so upset?  Maybe because a company called Rixitron is after Sarah because they want to experiment on her to try and clone her abilities.

The character development in this story is fantastic and the suspense will have you turning the pages to see what is going to happen next.  I fell in love with Nate Goodman.  He is smart, sexy, and very protective of Sarah.  When he knows that people have information on her whereabouts he will stop at nothing to get them to give her up. Sarah is also extremely intelligent and takes extra precautions to keep from being found.  She knows how to keep people from tracking her since she has had to stay hidden for most of her life.  What she does not consider is that her friend in need may not be as smart and when just the slightest paper trial is left behind all hell breaks loose.

It’s not often that you find a military romance with a paranormal twist.  The Found Series is just that.  It is romantic suspense military paranormal romance series.  Each character in the series has a special gift.  These gifts are just slight and put them a little ahead of the curve when it comes to healing, powers of persuasion and suggestion, physicial strength, leadership, and lie detection.  I am looking forward to reading more books in this series especially Dakota and Gabriella’s story!

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Revealed:  Found Series Book 1

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A Woman In Danger
When Kelly finds herself kidnapped, she clings to the one thing that allows her to withstand the ordeal, a dream of a long forgotten memory—Noah.
A Hero with a Secret…
A highly decorated naval officer, Noah rushes to save Kelly, and then starts to help unlock the secret of their shared past.
A Love That Is More than a Dream…
Together they discover a love and passion surpassing all of their dreams, but before they can have a future together they have to solve the mystery of their past.
A Found Series Novel


Forsaken:  Found Series Book 2

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A Man Bound By Duty
When Seth’s agency sends him on one last mission, Seth never realized his short assignment would last so long. While working undercover, Seth dreams of a time when he can be reunited with the love of his life.
A Woman Who Will Risk Everything
When Annie realizes she finally has a chance to help the man she loves, she takes it. Experiencing the darkest underbelly of society, Annie risks her life to save innocents, and help Seth find a way home.
A Love That Nothing Can Tear Apart
When Seth finds out that Annie has been captured, he will do anything to save her, and nothing or no one is safe until she is back in his arms.
A Found Series Novel


caitlyn oleary Author Bio

Caitlyn O’Leary was raised in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. She has been an avid reader. Her earliest creative writing endeavors consisted of “ghost writing” exercises in which she pretended to be her younger brothers and sisters when she did their homework assignments before they turned them in as their own.

Years in corporate America honed her ability to manipulate words by day, and at night she read everything she could get her hands on, including many, romances!

Happily married to her long, tall Texan and living in Southern California, Caitlyn has finally found the time to write very steamy happily-every-afters for Siren/Bookstrand.

She has just started writing the Found series. It’s a bit Paranormal, a bit Sci-Fi and 100% Action/Adventure. The characters have special abilities, that make them targets.

She loves to hear from her readers.

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Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway: 21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Lauren Blakely’s 21 STOLEN KISSES!! 21 STOLEN KISSES by Lauren Blakely is a standalone New Adult Forbidden Romance from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author being published by Bloomsbury Spark! Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as deeply emotional new adult stories. 21 STOLEN KISSES is a beautifully written forbidden romance that will have you holding your breath and turning the pages as fast as you can!


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When I first met him I resisted.
Like any forbidden love, I told myself he was a crush, and it would pass.
That was a lie. It never faded.

And I never expected he would fall for me just as hard.

There were so many reasons that should have kept us apart, least of all, the decade that separated us.
Growing up in New York City, I learned early on that love is a double-edged sword.
Love broke up my parents, love took away my friends, and love — the big, intense, never-been-like-this-beforelove — landed me in therapy.
Now I’m heading to college, and it’s time to give love a clean slate again. But, can I really start over when he’s still in my life?
Because the one man I’ve always wanted, is also the only guy I absolutely can’t have…
And he wants me just as fiercely.

Can I settle for anything less than the love of my life?


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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had seven books on the New York Times Bestseller list and eleven on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Caught Up in Love, Seductive Nights, No Regrets and Fighting Fire. She recently released Forbidden Nights, a standalone novel in her New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. This summer she’ll release Consumed by You, her next title in her NYT Bestselling Fighting Fire series about sexy firemen and the women they love, and Sweet Sinful Nights, the first book in her new series Sinful Nights. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).


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ARC Review: The Gentleman Mentor by Kendall Ryan

 The Gentleman Mentor
By Kendall Ryan
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Fit, masculine, educated male, late-20’s.
Discreet and forthcoming.
Under my direction and guidance women learn seduction techniques, how to achieve climax with and
without a partner, explore physical gratification, and more.
Dominant, but don’t be scared, kitten, I’m not into pain.
Do not be misled. I am pure mischief. But I’m the best kind of trouble.
So, what do you say? Do you feel like being naughty?
If you’re ready to reach new levels of pleasure, contact me at @thedominantgentleman Serious inquires only.
4.5 Star

 Kelley’s Review

Sinfully sexy and scorching hot with a sprinke of BDSM….

I really wasn’t sure about this read.  I am a huge fan of Kendall’s work and the title kind of threw me for a loop.  What is a gentleman mentor?  The truth is I did not look at any teasers or promo of this book at all before I read it.  I was surprised to see that it was a BDSM story.  There are dominant men and then there are Doms.  I honestly feel that Kendall did a really execellent job dipping her pinky toe into the world of BDSM.  Hale is more of a dominant male than a traditional Dom.  The Gentleman Mentor is in no way a Shayla Black or Lexi Blake style BDSM read.  Lexi and Shayla write some serious Doms.  The Gentleman Mentor has light BDSM elements which make it the perfect read for someone who has never read a BDSM novel before or is not typically a fan of BDSM.  The BDSM scenes do not seriously come in to play until the end of the book.

Brielle is your typical nerdy girl next door.  She has had a long time crush on a friend and has not be able to express how she really feels so when she sees the ad for the gentleman mentor the puzzle pieces click into place and she knows he can help her.  She is hesitant in responding to the ad because hey this guy could be a psycho for all she knows.

Hale is a dominant male that likes working with women who have little or no experience when it comes to sex.  He sets up a contract with his clients and the main rule is that they are not to fall in love with him.  He keeps the number of sessions around five because in his experience more than five sessions can create emotional attachments and he was burned once and will not go there again.  This part of the story was a little too predictable for me and that is the only reason I gave this read 4.5 stars instead of 5.  Everyone knows that Brielle and Hale are going to fall in love.

The one thing I do love about the first book in any new series is the introduction of new characters.  I am really interested in reading the next book in this series because I found Reece to be very mysterious and can’t wait to see how his story shakes out.

If you like a fun, sexy romance with some light elements of BDSM sprinkled in you are sure to enjoy The Gentleman Mentor.

Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

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