IndieWritersReview Spotlight! The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy series by Devorah Fox!! (Author Notes Feature)


Happy Friday All! I’m very excited that IndieWritersReview is hosting The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy series by Author Devorah Fox!!

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The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam, epic fantasy series

 

Had I a different vision for the story, when I began The Lost King, I would have not have been surprised to find that it was only Book One of a series. At the time, though, I had but one tale to tell. However a funny thing happened on the way from the beginning to the ending. I got to the conclusion of the tale but not the story. Robin, the lost king, had learned a lot but still had a lot to learn. Readers recognized this because they asked me, “What happens next?” and “When’s the next book coming out?” I was pleased that readers so liked the characters that they wanted to spend more time with them.

I began The King’s Ransom thinking that I was writing a sequel. I was quite a way into writing it when I realized that there would be at least one more book in the series. I started writing Book Two thinking it was going to be about certain characters and events. So much had to happen first, however, that by the time I covered all that, I had a different novel than the one that I had planned to write. The King’s Ransom became not a sequel but “Book Two” because I still wanted to write the book that I set out to write when I began The King’s Ransom.

I started The King’s Redress thinking that certainly this would be Book Three of a trilogy. Wrong again. I felt that King Bewilliam had gotten closure on the issues that bedeviled him in The Lost King but his fans—yes, by now he had fans—felt differently. There was one loose end in the king’s life that they wanted to see tied up.

I began Book Four, The Redoubt, with a pretty good idea of how readers would like to see it end. Gosh darn it, though. The closer I got to finishing it the more I realized that this story wasn’t going to wrap up as expected. Then Life threw a number of obstacles in my path and I went into a complete creative stall. I’m sure it didn’t help that I had a plot goal in mind that I was fairly certain I couldn’t reach.

I did however get writing again and finished The Redoubt. Now, what to call The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam? Two books are the first book and its sequel. Three books are a trilogy. What are four books?

I did some research and discovered that a collection of four books could be called a tetralogy or a quadrilogy, depending on whether one favors Greek or Latin etymology. “Quartet” is also sometimes used but for me that kept calling to mind four bow-tie-wearing men harmonizing. Another suggestion was “cycle,” and I liked that. The Redoubt does, in at least one aspect, bring King Bewilliam’s bewildering adventures full circle.

Will there be a fifth book? I believe that there will be. King Bewilliam has reached the end of a huge overarching learning curve. However there are issues that I would like to explore, and that intrepid dragon-slayer, King Bewilliam, is just the guy for the mission.

Now, what does one call a collection of five books? I don’t care for “quintet” any better than I liked “quartet.” I suppose that I could call it a “pentalogy.” I think, however, that I’ll go with what one of King Bewilliam’s fans suggested: “a bunch of books.” The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy bunch of books. I like it.

 

You can find all of King Bewilliam’s stories in print and digital format on amazon.com, smashwords.com and other online retailers.

 

About Devorah Fox

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“What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of The Lost King, The King’s Ransom, The King’s Redress and The Redoubt in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic fantasy series she also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie and the Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace in Port Aransas on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky. Visit the Dee-Scoveries blog at http://devorahfox.com and Facebook for the latest on new works in progress, events, and specials.

 

IndieWritersReview Spotlights Between The Lines BookTalk! A Weekly YouTube show!


Alright Everyone today is the launch of a brand-new weekly video feature that I will co-host along with Author Denice Garrou and will be featured on YouTube, Face Book, Twitter and Pinterest! Between The Lines BookTalk!  A Weekly YouTube show! Behind The Scenes in the writing world!

I’m very excited about this new venture! Although,  I will still host monthly my Inside SteamPunkery video web chat feature and of course along with co-host Author Jamie White, IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio is going strong!:)

 

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This Week’s Guest(s)

(February)

Author(s)

Jamie White

Jamie White Amazon Author Page

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C.P. Bialois

C.P. Bialois Amazon Author Page

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Author Jamie White

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Jamie White is an author, blogger, photo geek, music addict, editor, pop culture geek, and a pet servant.

She spent more than a decade as a Journalism student, geeking out over Pagemaker, layout design, and other stuff.

In college, White took it a step further and became the only student to be on all three of her college’s publications, serving as Editor-In-Chief for two of them. Later, she went on to freelance writing and blogging.

White began her journey into fiction writing in 2010, after joining a writing group. Since that first meeting, she has completed a bunch of short stories, five manuscripts, and has a few now in progress. She released The Life and Times of No One In Particular in 2012, and followed it up with a story in the Lyrical Muse Anthology in 2013 and two novellas through Pagan Writers Press the same year.

When Jamie is not writing or blogging, she takes pictures, meditates, practices Reiki and chanting, watches favorite shows/movies, takes walks, and serves as a volunteer for the Florida Writers Association by running their social media and a writing group (Gulfstream Writers).

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Author CP Bialois

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Where do I begin? Well first I guess it’s only fair to say that CP Bialois isn’t my real name. It’s a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I’m just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves.

For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them.

I’d write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I’d just daydream about what I’d see myself as the hero of course. You can’t have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It’s just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick.

As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I’d read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics.

I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading “the cat fell down” really didn’t interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we’d go out he’d always spring for a couple of comic books for me.

While it wasn’t exactly the perfect beginning everything I’ve ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I’d like to share some of the ideas I’ve had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they’re always fun to write and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.

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Between The Lines BookTalk

Video Chat Feature

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IndieWritersReview’s Spotlight Feature of new Monthly Video Feature Inside SteamPunkery!


Alright Everyone today is the launch of a brand-new video feature that I will share monthly on YouTube, Face Book, Twitter and Pinterest!  Welcome to the world of gears, cogs, steam and the fantastical!

Here at Inside SteamPunkery Authors, Artists, Entertainers will chat about their love and work in the Punk genres!

In this month’s segment, I chat with Pirate Punk Author Cristi Taijeron regarding her Endless Horizon Pirate Stories! Inside SteamPunkery’s YouTube Channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1TZN0lCMjw

 

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This Month’s Guest

(February)

Cristi Taijeron

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Amazon Author Page

Author Bio: My name is Cristi Taijeron (Better known by the pirates as Ivey Taijeron) Other than writing pirate stories, I’m a stay home mother who also does the bookkeeping at the auto shop my husband and I own. I enjoy off-road adventures through the desert as much as I love building sandcastles at the beach, and at home i have a flower garden I tend to. Though I have been passionate about drawing, painting, and writing for most of my life, it has always been my greatest dream to publish a novel. Inspiration is everywhere, and seeking it daily, there is never a dull moment in my world.

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Uncharted Secrets (Uncharted Secrets, Book 1): Endless Horizon Pirate Stories (Kindle Edition)

So I was very excited to have the opportunity to read Uncharted Secrets! I’ve never read a Pirate story and seriously was thrilled to read something so fresh and unique! I was drawn into the story of Mason and Hannah, and loved seeing their relationship evolve. I admit I believe I developed a crush on the Pirate and felt the nerves and butterflies right along with Hannah!

I’m also a huge history buff and so was fascinated by the ring of authenticity in the setting, description and details of every day life in Hannah’s new world. The world crafted by Ms. Taijeron was far different than the almost colorized and idealized version of Pirates seen in movies! The world in which Mason reigned was dangerous and sometimes dark.

Uncharted Secrets was well written and flowed nicely with several twists and turns that kept me turning the pages!

I am definitely a fan and look forward to reading the rest of the Endless Horizon tales!

Recommended for readers looking for something fresh and different! Also those interested in adventure and romance!

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IndieWritersReview Music Monday Spotlight! Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern JukeBox!


Happy Music Monday All! Today I wanted to throw the spotlight on a favorite of mine. Author Bud Jamie White introduced me to this incredible group when I searched for a new playlist when writing my Diesel period WIP and I’m eternally grateful! Lol So today’s spotlight is on Postmodern Jukebox created by pianist, composer and producer Scott Bradlee! Post Modern JukeBox’s newest release is ‘PMJ Is For Lovers’ – 13 Vintage Valentine’s Day Classics available on   iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify (and on CD in PMJ’s merch store). 

Scott Bradlee

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Website

Taken from Wikipedia

Scott Bradlee is a pianist, composer and producer best known for being the creator of Postmodern Jukebox, an ever-evolving, revolving collective of performers playing popular music in period styles.

Bradlee grew up in the Pattenburg section of Union Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey where he fell in love with jazz at the age of 12 after hearing George Gershwin‘sRhapsody in Blue for the first time. He attended North Hunterdon High School.

Bradlee became a successful performer in the New York jazz scene, and served as music director for an interactive, off-Broadway theater experience called Sleep No More.

In looking for creative inspiration, Bradlee began reworking popular music as an exercise. In 2009, he released “Hello My Ragtime ’80s”, which incorporated ragtime-style piano into popular music from the 1980s. After playing and experimenting on stage at his regular gig at Robert Restaurant, he released the compilation Mashups by Candlelight. Bradlee gained popularity in 2012 with A Motown Tribute to Nickelback, a collaboration with local musicians which arranged Nickelback‘s songs in the style of 1960s style R&Bmusic.

In 2013, Bradlee began to work more seriously on forming Postmodern Jukebox, a rotating group of musicians producing covers of pop songs in alternate styles, including jazz, ragtime, and swing. The group burst onto the public radar with their doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus‘s “We Can’t Stop“, featuring vocal group The Tee-Tones. As the viral surge grew, Bradlee was interviewed by news outlets such as NPR and also performed live on Good Morning America and Fuse. The group visited Cosmopolitan Magazine‘s New York office for a year-end review of their work and popular songs from the year.

Several artists have publicly noted their appreciation for the group’s work. Among the group’s prominent guest musicians are Dave Koz, who collaborated with them in jazz covers of “Careless Whisper” and the Game of Thrones theme music, and Niia, who joined them for a “space jazz” version of “The End of the World“. Postmodern Jukebox’s October 2013 collaboration with Puddles Pity Party on a cover of Lorde‘s “Royals” generated particularly strong interest; as of September 2014, this video remained the second most popular on Bradlee’s YouTube channel with over 8.7 million hits.[11]

In 2013, Bradlee found interest from the video game industry, gaining a composer credit for 2K GamesBioShock Infinite soundtrack, which features four of his stylized arrangements: a piano cover of Tears for Fears‘ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (piano and vocals), a jazzy ragtime cover of Gloria Jones‘ “Tainted Love” (arrangement, piano), and covers of R.E.M.‘s “Shiny Happy People” (arrangement and piano) and “After You’ve Gone” (arrangement, piano).

In early September 2014, Bradlee uploaded a 1940s jazz interpretation of “All About That Bass” called “All About That (Upright) Bass”, featuring Kate Davis singing solo while playing double bass, with Bradlee on piano and Dave Tedeschi on drums. The video received 8 million hits in three months.[15][16] Also in 2014, Bradlee’s YouTube Channel “Postmodern Jukebox” was listed as #42 on NewMediaRockstars “Top 100 Channels”.

In late 2014 to 2015, his band was to tour America and Europe.

 

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Check out more over at Post Modern JukeBox!

 Love Yourself – 1920s style ft. Sara Niemietz

 

 

 

Rude – 1950s style ft. Von Smith

 

 

 

 I Want It That Way – 70s Soul style ft. Shoshana Bean 

IndieWritersReview Welcomes DEBT by Rachel Dunning! (Excerpt Feature and 99c Pre-Order Sale!)


Today I’m very excited that IndieWritersReview welcomes DEBT by Author Rachel Dunning!

 

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99c
Pre-Order Sale

Over 400 Pages
Standalone Novel
New-Adult Romance / Sports Romance

DEBT
By Rachel
Dunning
 

Expected
Release Date:
March 2016 

What’s
it about?

The
Debt Collector

I pay my debts, and I
expect others to.
I was raised in the
slums of London, I knew nothing of privilege. My father was murdered when I was
seventeen. Morty figured my father’s passing meant I would automatically take
on dad’s debts. I refused.
And I paid for that
refusal.
So did my sister.
So now I fight. All I
know how to do is fight. The best cash is in the states, so that’s where I am
now. A big fish called Vito came along offering me a “favor” when I
arrived.
Another debt.
I paid for that one
too.
I knew Kyla Hensley
would be trouble when I met her. But I wanted her. I could see through the
falsehood of her wannabe-slutty clothes and her sexy legs. So I chased her.
Besides, trouble is
my middle name.

Kyla
Hensley

I was brought up in
privilege, but I lacked everything else. My father is a business tycoon who
buys and sells and doesn’t care who gets rolled over in the process.
I never knew my
mother, and all I have of her is a photo with a note scrawled on the back in
French saying “I’m sorry.” The only Female Figure I had growing up is
my dad’s wife who is a bleach blond with seven boob jobs. We never bonded.
I drink. I party. I
meet guys.
But I wasn’t always
like that.
I’ve had a string of
lovers in the last few years, the worst and most recent of which was Vince
Somerset. My best friend Vera was dating a guy called Rory Cansoom who is the
opposite of Vince in so many ways, and yet so the same.
She and I hit the
road for spring break, getting away from the two college psychos and just
trying to have some fun.
But there’s a funny
thing about trouble, the more you run from it, the more it finds you.
Which is when I met the Debt Collector.
It was only supposed
to be sex. He made that clear. I made that clear.
That’s all it was
supposed to be.
I never expected to
fall in love. I never expected to fall so deeply,
madly, uncomfortably
in love with a man who is wrong, so wrong for me.
And yet…so
unbelievably right.
Content Warning
Not intended for
readers under the age of seventeen.
Genres:
New-Adult Romance
Sports Romance

Links:

About
Rachel


Rachel Dunning hit the scene in August 2013 and is the author of
the highly praised Naive
Mistakes Series
, Truthful
Lies Trilogy
, Johnny
Series
and the paranormal romance series, Mind Games.
A prolific writer,
she sticks to stories where Alpha Males aren’t pricks and where women have
guts.
She’s lived on two
different continents, speaks three different languages, and met the love of her
life on the internet. In other words, romance is in her blood.

Get Rachel’s Newsletter

Sign up for Rachel’s
Newsletter and never miss a release or a special.
You can sign up here:
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~Logan~

She’ll soften me.

She’ll break me.

But I don’t care.

 

~Kyla~

“Tell me for real,” I say. “Tell me what I didn’t guess about you.”

Logan doesn’t answer, and already I’m regretting the question. I know something hurt him, but who am I to ask him about it so soon? I’m breaking my rule, I want to know him, I want to know everything about him.

He shifts his arm so that my head is no longer resting on it, leans forward.

I did overstep it, but I don’t care. Maybe this is the last time I’ll ever see him again, and I want to get everything I can out of it, not only the sex I’ll demand later.

He looks down at his feet, then at me.

He inhales a deep breath, and then he says something to me that will forever change the way I think about the world. He tells me a story that puts my own life in perspective, and makes me question what I’ve held dear, and what’s really important in life.

He tells me about how he lost his father. And his mother.

And why he fights.

And why he continues to fight. And what he really sees when he’s in that cage, the hate, the fury, the pain.

By the end of it all, my world is shattered, the floor is shaking, I have no stability.

By the end of it, I know one thing, and I know it to my core, my very fiber. And I don’t care if it’s too soon, I believe in intuition, I believe in it more now than ever.

The thing I know is this:

I love this man. I love him irrevocably. I love him more than I’ve ever loved anyone.

And I know I will lose him.

I know it. More intuition.

But I love his very soul.

IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday Spotlight! Australian singer-songwriter (Pop) Artist Juliana! (Video/Making the Video Feature)


Happy Music Monday Everyone and today IndieWritersReview spotlights Australian singer-songwriter (Pop) Artist Juliana! ( Debut EP: Mere Mortal).

 

JULIANA

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BIO

The transcendent power of a great song propels the listener to a place that is hauntingly familiar or completely new… Juliana’s biggest dream, is to connect and inspire through her melody and lyrics. Her sole purpose is to take her listeners on a journey.

Each song is a polaroid snapshot; her view of the world. As the melodies ebb and flow, so do her lyrics.

Her EP emulates the sense of dichotomy that is present within us all.. The idea that something is perfect because it isn’t, is what speaks loudest, in her newly released EP, Mere Mortal.

Juliana takes great inspiration from Sia’s bravery with intervals, to Halsey’s lyrical edginess and Katy Perry’s pop sensibility. Her depth as an artist owes a great deal to her youthful immersion in music from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, to Beyonce.

Juliana has been heard by many successful music industry professionals, such as Susie Ahern, Steven Memel, Desmond Child and Robin Frederick. In 2015 her debut single, “Waterfalls” was added to VEVO. It garnered a great deal of interest from online press worldwide. The video was directed by Blake Farber (Beyonce: Countdown).

Her song Speechless, was added to radio in Australia on high rotation and she looks forward to taking her music to the next level.

 

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IndieWritersReview Welcomes NEW RELEASE Ultraxenopia (Project W. A. R. Volume I) by M. A. PHIPPS! (Excerpt/Trailer Feature)


Happy Tuesday All! I’m very excited that today IndieWritersReview is participating in the New Release celebration for  Ultraxenopia (Project W. A. R. Volume I) by Author M. A. PHIPPS!!!

Release Party

 Ultraxenopia (Project W. A. R. Volume I) 

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Book Links
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Blurb:
Don’t stand out. Blend in. Remain invisible. Those are the rules I lived by—the rules I thought would keep me alive. 
I was wrong.
Wynter Reeves is a law-abiding citizen of the State, a willing conformist whose daily life is haunted by terrorism and oppression. With the constant threat of death hanging over her like a shadow, she forces herself to live by a strict set of rules, all in the hope of ensuring she is never noticed. However, on her twenty-first birthday, as she prepares to take the placement exam that will determine her future within society, she begins to show symptoms of a rare and debilitating illness—ultimately attracting the attention of the State. Taken into the custody of the feared research facility known as the DSD, her worst nightmare becomes reality.
Ripped away from the life she knew, Wynter is forced to become the test subject of the mysterious Dr. Richter. Through him, she learns the true and terrifying nature of her condition: a disease called Ultraxenopia.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Author Bio
M. A. PHIPPS is an American author who currently resides in the picturesque English West Country with her husband, daughter, and their Jack Russell, Milo. A lover of the written word, it has always been her dream to become a published author, and it is her hope to expand into multiple genres of fiction. When she isn’t writing, you can find her counting down the days until the new season of Game of Thrones.
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Excerpt:
“Her blood type,” she whispers in a hushed voice to the man. “It’s . . . changing.”
I may not know much about science, or anything medical having to do with the human body, but I know enough to be fairly certain that what she’s saying isn’t possible. Not naturally at least.
I gape at the man, but he doesn’t say anything. He doesn’t even seem to react to this news. His eyes simply follow the code for a while, his fingers rubbing his chin as if deep in thought.
When the process is finally complete, the sphere stops spinning and sinks back to the desktop, landing with a soft thud against the glass surface. Within seconds of touching down, the metal shifts until it’s once again nothing more than a silver bowl filled with blood.
The man straightens up, but his hand remains planted on his chin. Everyone in the room watches him in silence, as if waiting for him to speak.
Including me.
“Fascinating,” is all he says.
Without warning, he looks over at me, and my heart rate increases when his lips curl into a smile. For some reason, his expression is unnerving.
He begins to move toward me, his footsteps echoing off the floor—the sound growing louder as the distance between us shrinks. His gaze never leaves mine.
Stopping just in front of me, he flashes a kind smile. “Hello, Wynter,” he murmurs. “My name is Dr. Richter. I’ll be taking care of you.”
Taking care of me?
“Why am I here?” I breathe. My voice is shaky, and the dryness in my throat is apparent in each raspy word. “What are you going to do to me?”
“Shh, hush now,” he whispers. “All of your questions will be answered in time.”
He smiles once again, only breaking eye contact with me to glance down at his hand. I follow his gaze, the fear re-emerging when I see him pull a syringe from the depths of his coat pocket. His eyes flash back to mine, and I know he can sense my fear as well as the piercing screams tightly lodged in my throat.
“But for now,” he croons as he injects the syringe into one of the tubes in my right arm, “you must sleep.”
He takes a step away from me, that disconcerting expression still plastered across his face. I try to say something, but I can barely get out a single word before I feel the effects of the liquid as it enters my system. It rushes through me like a cold chill.
I want to fight against it, but it’s hopeless.
As the drowsiness returns to pull me under yet again, the doctor’s smile is all I can see.
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