Friday, July 29, 2016

Another Way to Connect!

Hello, Super friends! Chatting with you here on our blog home is one of our favorite things to do - so much so that we're adding to our chances to interact with you!

Some of you may know that there is a Superromance page on Facebook.  Those of us who attended the RWA National Conference in San Diego earlier this month spent some time together brainstorming ways to make that page a lively place for back and forth discussions and sharing with readers. We came up with a list of focus areas, talked about themes and details, and come Monday - that would be August 1 - we'll be ready to roll!

We will still be posting here, so don't worry about missing out. Facebook is awesome but we do love having a place that is all ours, where we can go into more depth than is possible in a Facebook post and be sure that everyone who wishes will get to see our stories. But Facebook makes it easy for a number of authors to contribute each day. We plan to take FULL advantage of that.

Oh, and did I mention that there will be a giveaway every Friday? Oh yeah. It's true. 

If you're on Facebook, we would love to have you join us - and our pets, and our heroes, and our goofiness -over there. See you Monday!


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer Shade

The wonderful author Kristina Knight recently wrote about summer essentials.   Her post featured cute, comfy flip-flops and other summer must-haves.   And it got me thinking. Because as a fair-skinned person who’s already had a few run-ins with skin cancer, my summer essentials have really changed.   I’ve traded in my bathing suit tops for long sleeved swim shirts.  A sunhat and strong sunscreen are a must if I venture into the sunshine for any length of time.  And my summertime habits have changed too.  Summer used to be about basking in the sunlight.  Now I am constantly seeking my most essential of all summer essentials.  Shade.

So on the longest, hottest days of summer, when my town’s streets clog with tourists heading for the beach, I head for the hills.  Literally.  Because the mountains behind my town are thick with redwood trees.  And there’s no more delicious shade, in my opinion, than that provided by a redwood forest.  Walk among them on a warm day and you can breathe in a delicious dusty, smoky smell.  It's part pine tree, part soil, part, well… redwood!  Look up and see the bright summer sky dappled and dimmed by millions of green needles.  It’s an awe-inspiring sight!


Have you had a chance to walk among these giants, or their slightly smaller cousins, the sequoias?  Coast redwoods are enormous, as tall as a thirty story building, the tallest trees on the planet.  Even our local forests, heavily logged for years and containing almost no old-growth trees, are full of trees whose tops disappear into the sky.  In the right conditions they can grow three feet in a year.  A full grown tree might be three hundred feet tall and twenty-seven feet across.

When I asked my husband if he had any photos of redwood trees I could use for this blog he said “What part of the tree?”  And he wasn’t joking.  They are so big that it’s almost impossible to take a photo of the entire tree.  You can choose the top, or the trunk, a branch or two, but good luck getting a full photo!


Walking in a redwood forest is like taking a trip back in time.  The huge trunks and ferns make it easy to imagine a dinosaur peeking out from behind one of the trees.  Plus, redwoods are real-life time travelers, living for over two thousand years.  Stand next to an ancient redwood and you’re likely standing next to a tree that was alive during the Roman empire.  It never fails to amaze me.


A visit to the redwoods requires you to slow down and take your time. There are so many nooks and crannies to explore.  Often you can find mossy creeks to wade in.  


  Strange creatures like banana slugs to observe.  


Stumps begging to be climbed. 


And occasionally, where the sun breaks through, a surprise of a flower.


Redwoods have fire-resistant bark, so when a wildfire occurs, they often burn in the center, leaving a hollowed out cave in the tree.  You can climb inside and feel the enormous, still-living tree surrounding you.  Find one and sit quietly inside.  You’ll be amazed by the peace you can find there. And the deep, dark, blissful shade.


Where do you go to cool off, or hide from the summer sun?  Do you have a shady peaceful spot that you love?  Or a place you love to hike or visit?  Please share!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

by Angel Smits

            In my day job, we have several employees who use sign language as their primary means of communication.  I used to work in Human Resources and spent much of my time helping employees deal with their benefits, with the myriad of information that came from corporate offices, and just figuring out day-to-day messages.
            So, when my boss at the time said they’d be offering sign language classes, I was happy to sign up.  I thought it would help me do my job better, as well as help my co-workers.  I never thought about how it would change my thinking and be the impetus for one of my favorite books.  
            The teacher who showed up that first day, was hearing impaired herself.  She informed us--through writing on the board and another of my coworkers who knew sign--that we would not be speaking in the class.  The looks on everyone’s faces when we figured that out was quite interesting.   I have to admit I was a bit uncomfortable—how the heck would I learn without asking questions?  Then it dawned on me--that’s probably how a hearing impaired person must feel walking into a room full of people who don’t know sign. 
            It was very eye opening.  And it didn’t take long before my writer’s brain clicked in and started asking dozens of “what if?” questions. 
            Each class, I found it easier to understand the signs, and sometimes easier to make them.  Both are difficult, by the way.  My fingers are not as cooperative as I’d like and looking at the signs, in reverse, is definitely a puzzle sometimes.  Watching someone sign at full speed, as quickly as I would speak, is daunting to say the least.  One of the first signs I got down pat was “slow” both to ask someone to sign slower and to explain my bumbling. 
            As I learned, I came up with the story of Lauren Ramsey and Jason Hawkins.  It was a story that intrigued and scared me.  I want to write stories that are realistic and honest.  I wasn’t sure I’d be able to portray someone whose life I couldn’t fully understand.  But I wanted to write it.  And my characters seemed to want their story told.  They wouldn’t fade away like some story ideas I’ve come up with.  They just kept getting stronger in my mind.
            So, I talked to my editor and she encouraged me to go for it.  And so I did.  But it wasn’t easy.  I struggled to get the words on the page.  I was late meeting my deadline, which really bothered me, mainly because so much of what I was writing stumped and challenged me. 
            But then I realized something.  I was focusing on the differences in our lives, not on the common ground.  And there is a common ground.  We all feel, we all have daily concerns, fears and dreams.  Once I figured that out, it helped the story come together, and—oddly enough—made it easier to communicate using sign.  I stopped worry and just did it.      
That story became THE BALLERINA’S STAND, which is a July Super Romance release.  It’s a book I’m proud of, but very glad it’s finished.  I’m not taking sign language classes any longer, though I keep practicing.  I even find myself signing absently sometimes.  It’s nice to realize I’ve learned something, from my class, from my teacher and even from myself.   Hopefully, readers of THE BALLERINA’S STAND will come away with something as well.  If you’re curious, please consider checking out the Sign Language info that’s available in books and online.  It’s an easy alphabet to master, and the foundation of learning a whole new, fascinating language.   Who knows who you’ll meet—maybe someone who’s actually a character in your favorite book! 
American Alphabet picture
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I know many writers who find inspiration in real people, but I wonder if readers like to hear that there’s a real life tale behind a story.  I’d love to hear what everyone, readers and writers alike, think. 


Monday, July 25, 2016

Share Your Summer Favorites

Okay, so I know August is just around the corner and soon these long, hot days of summer will draw to a close. But I'm holding on to these rays of sunshine - even though the temperature gauge reads 90+ (ewwwwwwww) - with a vengence this year. Holding. On. Seriously! We had a fairly easy winter (only 1 snow day - crazy!), and I'm fairly certain that means winter is going to come early and come hard once December rolls around. Even in 90+ degree heat, I'm not ready for snowboots or plowing or layering...

So, without further ado, here are three of my summer must-haves (and, yes, I'll be wearing them/carrying them around until the first snowflakes fall):

First, Nike Comfort Bed flip-flops. I love them because the bottom is similar to a tennis shoe (although much lighter) so you can actually walk and not worry about a sharp object impaling you if you step on it. Also, the color selection. This year mine are black and hot-pink. In years past I've chosen brown/peach, electric blue/yellow...depends on my mood. There is a pair at the mall now that is a white/coral/electric blue combo. I'm thinking about buying early for next summer!

Second, Jordan Essentials lotion bar. It's perfect for cracked/chapped heels and hands. I buy vanilla because I don't like heavy scents in the summer time. I rub the bar over my heels/hands whenever they feel a bit rough and - poof! - all better!

Third, a great scented candle. I picked up a couple of red velvet cake and jelly bean scented candles at Yankee Candle in April. They're all burned down practically to the bottom. Which is good, because I'll do a winter stock-up in a couple weeks. I burn candles year round, but in the summer the scents have to be light and airy. These were perfect!

Okay, your turn: what are a couple of your summer must-haves?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Fetes and Fairs

Greetings from sunny, hot (yes, you read that right!) Cambridge! At the moment, England is in the grip of a heatwave, with temperatures soaring into the high 80's. To borrow a phrase from The Sun newspaper years ago - Phew, what a scorcher!

I know those of you in the warmer states and Down Under are laughing at what we call hot, but you have to remember that we don't have air conditioning. We're simply not set up for very hot (or very cold, for that matter) weather. Every year, during the heat-wave, we talk about getting a ceiling fan in our bedroom for the three or four days of heat ... by then, of course, the fans have sold out and when we're back to our usual, more temperate weather, we wonder if it's worth it.

The good news about the hot weather is that it's been perfect for our village fete. It's called the Feast and is a week-long festival of music, arts and entertainment, culminating in a traditional fair on the Sunday. Plenty of stalls and fun activities for all the family, and it raises money to be shared out amongst local charities, groups and organisations. Over the past decade, the Feast has given away over £250,000!

This year, our local W.I. (Women's Institute), of which I'm a member, served tea and cakes in the main refreshments' tent. Many of the villagers drop off home-baked cakes and cookies for us to serve - something regular visitors know, so they always stop by for a delicious treat. My cupcakes disappeared very quickly, which was encouraging. And the gorgeous sunny weather meant that everyone was in a happy mood.

It was hard work - we didn't stop from the moment the stall opened until we'd sold that last slice of cake! But we all had a blast.

Does your village or town have a fete or fair? Have you ever got involved with any of the stalls?




Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Authors As Characters

Kris Fletcher

As Joanne Rock mentioned in her excellent post, last week was the annual Romance Writers of America conference in San Diego. As always, it was a wonderful week filled with workshops and parties, learning and camaraderie.

It was also, I realize, the chance for our characters to exact their revenge on us.

Let me explain. Our job as authors is to take our characters - often perfectly lovely people muddling on as best as they can in lives they think are good, if not always fulfilling - and shove them into situations that are uncomfortable at best, terrifying at worst. We take these people and make them confront their deepest fears. Make them do the one thing they always swore they would never do. Make them find the giddy depths of love and then yank it away from them, just to make sure they truly prove that they are worthy of it. This would all seem incredibly sadistic if not for the fact that in the end, we reward them with the ultimate prize - a secure and loving relationship, one filled with shared laughter and hot sex and the delicious thrill of knowing that out of the billions of people on this planet, they managed to find the one other person who truly understands them.

Conference is a lot like that. (Minus the hot sex, of course, at least for most of us. Unless there's things happening that I've never heard about.) As Joanne pointed out, writing is a very isolating, often lonely occupation. While that can be difficult at times, it's often part of the appeal. Many writers are introverts. We like people. We just don't do well around a lot of them for an extended time. We like staying home with our cats and our yoga pants, making up worlds where we get to call the shots. We know this world. It isn't always the most thrilling, but it's safe and secure and ours.

Then comes conference. We have to leave home. We have to put on makeup and dress professionally. We have to be with LOTS of other people all the time, even in the bathroom (the conference hotel was excellent but even so, there are always lines for the ladies rooms between workshops). We have to talk to people - in lines, at workshops, at meals.  We have to venture out into new cities and master new transportation. (My roommate and I had our first Uber experience this year. We were so giddy over figuring it out that we were bragging to people in the elevator.) And let's not forget that all of this costs a big chunk of change.

Is it any wonder that our characters watch this and rub their hands together gleefully while muttering stuff about turnabout being fair play?

But just as in our stories, we get a payoff. Just as for our story people, our reward for yanking ourselves out of our comfort zone and venturing into strange new worlds is ... relationships. Connections. Shared laughter. Shared knowledge. Planning for joint ventures. Building support systems. And the thrill of realizing that we have found the place where not one, but dozens or even hundreds of people really and truly understand us.

Conference can be an intimidating place at times, but it leads us to a new, richer, more fulfilling writer life. That's a mighty fine payoff. Even without the hot sex.


Super Authors bonding at the Harlequin party: brand new Super author Heatherly Bell, Pamela Hearon, Lisa Dyson, Sharon Hartley, Jeannie Watt, Senior Editor Victoria Curran, Janet Lee Nye, Joanne Rock (in back) Nan Dixon (in front), Kris Fletcher.

So, readers, my question to you is this: where is the place or situation that led you through tests but brought you new relationships?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Question of the Month: What Is Your Favorite Trope?

The Romance Writers of America National Conference is going on this week in San Diego, and that has us thinking: What is your favorite romance trope?

Janet Lee Nye: My favorite trope? Not sure I have one. I know I write extreme opposites. I like to put two people who should run far away from each other together and see if I can get them to fall in love. In reading, again, not so much a trope, but I like to read about every day people, not billionaires and jet-setters.

Kris Fletcher: Funny thing - I have two favorites, and they're both sides of the same coin! I adore friend to lover stories. Something about watching two people learn to see each other in a whole new light just makes me melt. But at the same time, I get a huge kick out of secret identity stories. The torture as they fall in love and at least one of them knows it's all a sham ... I guess that appeals to my slightly twisted side.

Tara Taylor Quinn: I love the secret baby stories! They get me every time…

Kristina Knight: There are so many good ones!! Secret babies are always fun, and so are friends to lovers, and workplace romances...but I think one of my favorites is the marriage of convenience - there is something about two people who think they're too smart to fall in love actually fall!

Vicki Essex: I find that a well-executed story can turn even my most loathed trope into a fantastic read. But my favorite trope is a historical marriage of convenience to a rakehell. What a great word for an utterly unmarryable man. Brings to mind my current crush, Tom Ellis, aka Lucifer Morningstar of TV's Lucifer.

Jennifer Lohmann: I LOVE bad boy heroes/good girl heroines. I don't think I could write one, sadly.

Pamela Hearon: I love friends to lovers and especially enemies to friends to lovers. If he's her older brother's best friend and she was the twerpy baby sister who hated him, even better!

Sharon Hartley: I love reunion stories.  A couple -- of any age -- who meet years later after a failed romance in the past.

Cathryn Parry: As a reader and writer, I love a mix of romance tropes as well as a mix of settings. Variety is my spice in life.

Amber Leigh Williams: The marriage of convenience set-up always gets me as a reader. I snatch those babies up like they're on sale, which they often are not. I have no idea why but for me this trope, particularly in historical novels like Outlander, is my catnip. (Watch out for the flying kitty.)

Claire McEwen: My last three books have been variations on the reunion trope, so I must have a thing for reunions!  In fact, now that I think of it, the fourth book in my Sierra Legacy series has a bit of a reunion as well.  But I love reading and writing other tropes.  One of my favorites is when the hero and heroine have to work together. I like all that tension and conflict of work vs. romance. And I love the best-friends-with-the-heroine's-brother trope. It has so much potential for sweetness, and it usually also involves some sort of friends-to-lovers evolution.

Joanne Rock: My favorite trope is the one that a writer turns on its head. I am always drawn in by the tried and true --coming home story, reunion, matchmakers, snowbound--when an author does something really different with it. The coming home story is set on a boat or a remote island. The matchmaker story is a pair of ten year olds scheming to get a wife for dad. The snowbound story is a couple trapped in a cabin because of an encroaching fire on a nearby mountain. I guess I like the comfort of that familiar story line combined with the thrill of a skilled writer who does something special to make me see the story in a new way.

Anna Sugden: I love second chance at love and reunion stories. I also love conflict at work romances. My favourite is best friends to lovers – probably because that’s my own HEA! Like Joanne, I love to be surprised by a twist on an old favourite. Oh and I love Cinderella stories (and not just because of the shoes ;) … okay maybe because of the shoes too!)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Romance and Sisterhood

by Joanne Rock

I’m in San Diego this week at the Romance Writers of America conference. It’s always an exciting
event for me and many of the other writers who blog at Super Authors since we get to visit with each other, meet readers and chat with the incredibly talented people who work in our publishing house.

Last year's Harlequin Party-- Jules Bennett, Joanne Rock,
Danica Favorite and Super Author Dana Nussio
This week is a reward of sorts for all of us. Writing—while fun!—is an isolating sort of business. To be successful at it, a writer has to spend long hours alone with the computer, thinking and creating. Some days it’s fun and more days it’s incredibly difficult. Writing one book is a thrilling challenge. Making a career of this work means spending large chunks of time alone with no one to share the day to day challenges of storylines and characters that are unique to one writer’s brain. In other words, it’s tough to draw people into our strange little worlds! Readers won’t meet the characters we’re engaging with until long after we’re done with the hard work of penning their stories.

That’s where the reward comes in. Our yearly writing conference gives us all the chance to socialize. We celebrate our success, quietly mourn our setbacks, and share all the craziness of an otherwise lonely job. And feel fortunate for the outlet. I feel bad for writers of other genres who don’t have the outreach that Romance Writers of America has—we have a big network of support in one another.

Book #4 in Heartache, TN series
The romance community is bonded not just by the choice of books we choose to read and write. It’s also bound by a positive outlook that pervades our stories and—we hope—our lives. You see, authors of romance differ in many ways. But we are the same in our need to fight for a happy ending. I’ve wondered in the past how I got so lucky to know such a positive, uplifting group in my romance friends. But it’s occurred to me there’s a reason we’re all drawn to romance in the first place. We are the kind of people who hope that obstacles can be overcome with hard work, that relationships can be healed with care and effort, and that love is a beautiful driving force in the world.


Every year, I look forward to that kind of sisterhood—the embrace of a caring community that works to make the world a better place. And if that sounds like a romanticized view? It may just be. And that's precisely why I like it.


**Share the romance sisterhood with me today! If you need someone to lift your spirits, who do you call? Or who might you visit? Share with me today on the blog and I'll give one random commenter the prize pack pictured -- a copy of book #2 in my Heartache, TN series, plus a cute journal and a sign to hang on your happy place! Winner announced Monday, July 18th when I get back home and can mail it out :-).

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Kris Fletcher's Winner!


Thank you all for your suggestions of things to add to my summer hit list! I truly do have a lot to look forward to now. Best summer ever, on the way!

My winner of a $10 gift card to the online bookstore of her choice is Laurie I, who said that her summer hit list included:

Picnic in the Smoky Mountains, Dining Al Fresco, Reading at every opportunity, Hydrangeas and all sorts of blooms, Birdsong, Long days, road trips and open-toed sandals. 

Laurie, drop me a line - kris@krisfletcher.com - and let me know which online bookstore you prefer. Congratulations, and again, many thanks to all who shared!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Promise He Made Her - And Tons of Giveaways! (Tara Taylor Quinn)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Cyber Party to celebrate 75 books for
The Promise He Made Her
By Tara Taylor Quinn

We're thrilled to be celebrating with TTQ on her 75th book release as readers
share about these two characters with so much to losea love worth fighting for...

Tour Schedule
July 11th:
Harlequin Junkie
Cu's eBook Giveaways
Book Reviews & More by Kathy
Books & Spoons
Maya's Musings
July 12th:
Beck Valley Books
underneath the covers
Becky on Books
Ali Williams
July 13th:
EskieMama Reads
Lady Amber's Reviews
deal sharing aunt
July 14th:
Thoughts of a Blonde
Harlie's Books
Brooke Blogs
July 15th: Grand Finale

The Promise He Made Her, My 75th Book


Welcome to a very special Celebration!! Not only is this a book tour – it’s a birthday party! This month sees the release of The Promise He Made Her – my 75th book. I can hardly believe I’m the author of that many books! I sit down every day to write words. Paragraphs. Pages. I don’t sit down to write books. Let alone 75 of them! I still feel like a baby author! And, as my editor said when she wrote a congratulatory card, we have 75 and beyond more to come!

While we’re here on tour together this week, I’m also doing physical book signings and attending parties to celebrate this accomplishment with my publisher in San Diego! So pick up a glass, toast with us, and come to the party! We’ll be here all week! I mean that! My editor will be out here with us so keep an eye out for her! And I’ll be posting real time pictures in comment sections of blogs! We have a book trailer, a Kindle Fire giveaway, books and gift card giveaways, and Harlequin My Rewards points worth a ton of free books of your choice! There will also be some special San Diego swag, including handmade bookmarks!

—TTQ

The Promise He Made Her
(Where Secrets are Safe #9)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance

A man of his word

Dr. Bloom Freelander thought it was safe to breathe again when Detective Sam Larson put her abusive ex away for good. She's been moving on, running a private practice and providing psychiatry services to The Lemonade Stand women's shelter. But now that her ex is a free man, she's in danger once again.

Forced into protective custody, Bloom can't help but fall for her protector. But she has every reason to doubt the handsome detective's word. Sam broke his promise to her once. Who says he won't break it again—along with her heart this time?

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  Love by Association His First Choice (Where Secrets are Safe)

About the Author


The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.


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Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2016 New Releases!

Return To Marker Ranch (Sierra Legacy)
Claire McEwen

This is one reunion both of them could do without 
This is the chance she's been waiting for to prove she can run her family's ranch. And despite her many doubters, Lori Allen knows she's doing a good job. Until the man who once broke her heart—Wade Hoffman—runs her well dry! And it turns out he's got as much to prove as she does. After serving his country, Wade's back to rebuild his family's reputation and win his battle with PTSD. 

With so much to lose, neither can afford to give in to temptation. But to succeed they must let go of old heartache and face up to bringing out each other's worst, along with the best. And what doesn't kill them…
 
The Promise He Made Her (Where Secrets Are Safe)
Tara Taylor Quinn

A man of his word 
Dr. Bloom Freelander thought it was safe to breathe again when Detective Sam Larson put her abusive ex away for good. She's been moving on, running a private practice and providing psychiatry services to The Lemonade Stand women's shelter. But now that her ex is a free man, she's in danger once again. 

Forced into protective custody, Bloom can't help but fall for her protector. But she has every reason to doubt the handsome detective's word. Sam broke his promise to her once. Who says he won't break it again—along with her heart this time?
  



The Ballerina's Stand (A Chair At The Hawkins Table)
Angel Smits

Love reaches far beyond words 

When she was growing up, a deaf child in foster care, dancing gave Lauren Ramsey a sense of belonging. Now she's a prima ballerina with her own dance studio; everything's finally going right. And then lawyer Jason Hawkins turns up and drops a bombshell: Lauren's unknown father has left her a fortune. 

Well, Jason can take that money and shove it. Except…he can't. Once he sees Lauren dancing, he can't stay away…


  

Because Of  A Girl
Janice Kay Johnson

If they hadn't lost the girl, Meg wouldn't have found Jack… 

She hadn't hesitated to take in Sabra, her daughter's pregnant best friend. Yet maybe that was Meg Harper's first mistake. It was hard enough raising one teen, but two? And now the girl has disappeared. Because Meg's the responsible adult, police suspicion falls on her. Which brings her entirely too close to Detective Jack Moore. 
The man's clearly attracted to her, but she hasn't been in a relationship in years and she doesn't even remember how to begin. Her past is…complicated. One thing she does know: she absolutely doesn't want Jack to be her second mistake. Her heart couldn't take it.

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Where Secrets are Safe
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Sierra Legacy
by Claire McEwen

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A Chair at the Hawkins Table
by Angel Smits

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