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Today is the release of Home of Her Heart!

Hooray!
Home of Her Heart

All he needed was a bride. . .

Who said anything about falling in love?

Orphaned at birth and a loner all his life, the last thing Sergeant Klayne Campbell needs is for feisty Delaney Danvers to entangle his thoughts. Bravely volunteering for a top-secret mission almost certain to get him killed, Klayne can’t bear the thought of dying utterly alone. All he wants is to face death knowing his life meant something to at least one person. Offering Delaney a marriage of convenience, he plans to leave behind a war bride as his beneficiary. After just one night as her husband, Klayne realizes he’ll do anything to survive and return to her.

The moment she met handsome Sergeant Campbell at a holiday party, Delaney’s whole world shifted off kilter. Full of fun with an unquenchable zest for life, she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. And what she wants is Klayne. When he prepares to join a hazardous mission, she seizes the opportunity to give him a reason to fight his way back home — to her heart.

A tender, sweet romance rich with history and enduring love, Home of Her Heart captures the era and emotions prevalent during America’s entry into World War II.

Get your copy today for just 99 cents! Available on Amazon

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Excerpt:

His breath blew across her neck as he placed a heated kiss to the pulse rapidly pounding in her throat. He lifted his head and the sparks in his eyes ignited into liquid fire. Intrigued, uncertain, and longing for something she couldn’t explain and didn’t fully understand, she couldn’t tear her gaze away from his.

A sound of tortured misery escaped his throat on a low groan. “Delaney, you need to step away and show me to the door, right now. If you don’t, if you wait one more minute, I won’t be able to leave. Do you understand what I’m telling you, sweetheart? If you want me to leave, now is the time to tell me.” He started to move away but she wouldn’t let him, clasping her arms around his waist and holding on tight.

He held his arms out to his sides, not touching her. Even so, she felt a tremor pass through him as he fought to hold onto his control.

“Delaney Marie, if you don’t turn me loose, I won’t be held responsible for my actions. I know I promised you a marriage in name only, but you can only push a man so far before he lands beyond the edge of reason.”

“I plan to hold you responsible for your actions, Klayne.” She gave him a smirk as her hazel eyes darkened. “Fully and completely responsible…


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Home of Her Heart marks my 50th published book! Come join in the fun and help me celebrate today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Pacific Time) with a Release Party on Facebook. Giveaways, games, free books and guest authors will make it three hours of great shenanigans and entertainment!

Hope to see you there!

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Every year I pick one word as my theme (if you will).

Last year, I chose gratitude. As many of you know, I did a 52-week gratitude challenge. Except I got so busy the last two months of the year, completing the challenge became a sprint at the finish line, but I did it.

This year, I’ve decided to choose the word grace.

If you look it up in the dictionary, grace has a variety of meanings and I plan to explore all of them in 2016.

For today though, I wanted to share some thoughts about accepting gifts with grace.

There is someone in our family who is so, so hard to buy for. They act like they hate every gift they receive (not just from us, everyone gets the same reaction). This person complains the gift is a waste of money, that they didn’t need it, etc. It makes the gift-giver feel bad and can’t be fun for the person receiving the gift, either.

When we accept gifts with graciousness and gratitude, it’s a win for everyone.

I don’t know about you, but I love giving and receiving presents. What if you could unwrap a special gift every single day?

Oh, I don’t mean a physical gift that comes in shiny paper with a fancy bow. I’m thinking more along the lines of gifts that feed your soul and warm your heart.

Here’s some ideas:

  • The gift of believing in yourself
  • The gift of allowing yourself to dream
  • The gift of giving yourself grace (mercy, forgiveness)
  • The gift of laughter
  • The gift of a smile (seriously, stand in front of the mirror and give yourself a sincere smile!)
  • The gift of hope
  • The gift of patience
  • The gift of love

Why not chose one special gift each day and unwrap it, cherish it, be grateful for it? Give it a try and see if it doesn’t add a beautiful sparkle to your day.

Happy New Year! May it be one full of joy, health, happiness, laughter and much love.

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To end the year on a good note and start the new one the same way, I’m offering The Cowboy’s Christmas Plan for free Kindle downloads today through Sunday!

You can download your copy at this link: http://amzn.to/1OmS7ie

Cowboy Leaning in Doorway of BarnBecause of the free promo, I gave all the books in the series new covers.

 

Cowboy Leaning in Doorway of BarnThe Cowboy’s Spring Romance

(Book 2)

Cowboy Leaning in Doorway of BarnThe Cowboy’s Summer Love

(Book 3)

Cowboy Leaning in Doorway of BarnThe Cowboy’s Autumn Fall

(Book 4)

The Cowboy’s New Heart

(Book 5)

Cowboy Leaning in Doorway of BarnThe Cowboy’s Last Goodbye

(Book 6)

Ben Morgan’s story will release Feb. 4. You can pre-order it now, though!

In addition, the books are all available through Kindle Unlimited! (How cool is that?)

Feel free to tell your friends and family to get their free copies of The Cowboy’s Christmas Plan while it’s available!

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What do you think of the new covers? Do you have a favorite?

Happy New Year to you!

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Guest Author SignToday is the day!

You’re Invited to PARTY!

You’re invited to join in the online Cowboys & Christmas Facebook Party, today, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PST). Drop in anytime during those four hours to enter to win great prizes, chat with guest authors, and more (many of the giveaways will stay open until the following morning, so don’t worry if you can’t be there during the party.)!

Here’s the link to the party: http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasparty2

The talented guest authors joining in the celebration include:
10 a.m. – Carmen Peone
10:30 – Kayla Dawn Thomas
11 a.m. – Melanie D. Snitker, Author
11:30 – Julie Cerniglia Lence
Noon – Author CJ Samuels
12:30 – Rachel Rossano
1 p.m. – Author Kristin Holt
1:30 – Dani Harper

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Enter to Win Prizes!

In addition to all the cool party prizes, you can also enter the drawing for an Amazon gift card, autographed books, chocolates, and more fun goodies. Just fill out this form. Winners will be randomly drawn and notified Nov. 16. http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasprizes2

Today is also the release day for Capturing Christmas and The Christmas Vow!

Woohoo!

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The Christmas Vow CoverThe Christmas Vow is the fourth book in the Hardman Holidays sweet Victorian romance series.

Columbia River Pilot Adam Guthry returns to his hometown of Hardman, Oregon, after the sudden death of his best friend. Emotions he can’t contain bubble to the surface the moment he sees the girl who shattered his heart eleven years ago.

Widow Tia Devereux escapes her restrictive life in Portland, returning to the home she knew and adored as a girl in Hardman. She and her four-year-old son, Toby, settle into the small Eastern Oregon community, eager for the holiday season. Unfortunately, the only man she’s ever loved shows up, stirring the embers of a long-dead romance into a blazing flame. When her former father-in-law, a corrupt judge, decides he wants to raise Toby, Adam may be the only hope she has of keeping her son.

Order your copy today for only $2.99! http://amzn.to/1KQHhvI

 

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Capturing Christmas is the third installment in the sweet holiday western Rodeo Romance series.

Life is hectic on a good day for rodeo stock contractor Kash Kressley. Between dodging flying hooves and babying cranky bulls, he barely has time to sleep.Capturing Christmas Cover The last thing Kash needs is the entanglement of a sweet romance, especially with a woman as full of fire and sass as the redheaded photographer he rescues at a rodeo.

Determined to capture the best images possible, rodeo photographer Celia McGraw is fearless and feisty. Not one to back down from a challenge, her biggest risk isn’t in her work. Danger lurks in the way her heart responds to one incredibly handsome stock contractor. Will Kash and Celia capture the spirit of the season?

Order your copy today! http://amzn.to/1FC8ZQj

Happy Release and Party Day!

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2015-Cowboy-Christmas-Blog-Tour

Welcome to the 2nd annual

Cowboys and Christmas

Blog Tour!

Raising funds and awareness for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund

Ring in the Holidays with a Helping Hand

JCCF logoNovember 1 through December 24, ten percent of the net proceeds from all Shanna Hatfield book sales will be donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period. Every book purchased during this promotional period adds to the donation total. Don’t forget to add books to your Christmas lists!

Special thanks to these bloggers and book reviewers for hosting me this week!

Blog Tour:

Visit these wonderful bloggers who are hosting me to help promote JCCF.

A variety of fun posts will be featured on their websites!

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Romancing the Blogspot

NOVEMBER 3

Cowboy Kisses

NOVEMBER 4

My Writing Corner

NOVEMBER 9

Authors you want to Read

Author Angela Hayes

Folk TalesThings

Carmen Peone

Christi Corbett

Clean Romance Reviews

Heartfelt Stories of the Old West

Just Contemporary Romance

Mary Trimble

Paty Jager

Peggy L. Henderson

Peggy McAloon

Reading by the Book

The Sassy Bookster

Unwrapping Romance

NOVEMBER 10

Boom Baby Reviews

Cherry Mischievous

Dishin’ It Out

Faith Blum

Kayla Dawn Thomas

Kristin Holt

Keely Brooke Keith

Melanie D. Snitker

Marlow Kelly

Rebekah Lyn Books

Rockin’ Book Reviews

Romance Lives Forever

The Snarkology
Susan Horsnell

Sweet Americana Sweethearts

Sweet Romance Reads

NOVEMBER 11

A Bluestocking’s Place

Babs Book Bistro

Becky on Books and Quilts

The Bookish and the Romantic

Books and Banter

Books and Warpaint

Book Reviews and More by Kathy

Cyn’s Reviews

E and M Books

Eskimo Princess Book Reviews

Flash of Romance

Franky Brown Gubler

Jodi Thomas
Obstinate Headstrong Girl

Roberta’s Dreamworld

Robyn Echols Books

Romancing a Blog
Romancing the Book

Romantic Reads and Such

So Many Books, So Little Time

Storeybook Reviews

Katherine Grey’s Thought for the Day

Three Partners in Shopping

The Bookish and the Romantic
Tina the Bookworm

Writing Dreams

Written Love Reviews

NOVEMBER 12

Katie O’Sullivan’s blog

Kristy McCaffrey –

Prairie Dust Trail

Rachel Rossano’s Words

So Many Books, So Little Time

Sweet American Sweethearts

11/12: Release Blitz with Book Partners in Crime

Book-Lover

Devika Fernando
Laura’s Interests
Southern Yankee Book Reviews
Just The Write Stuff
Uniquec’s Book Blog
Us Girls & A Book
jbiggarblog
abibliophobia anonymous book reviews
Em & M Books
Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions
Nerd Girl Official
Deal Sharing Aunt
Brooke Blogs
Padme’s Library
Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog

Libri Amori Miei
Rising Indies United
Nicole’s Book Musings
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog
Chicas love to read
Mythical Books
Naughty Book Eden
Can’t Stop Reading/Rose Marie
Hooked On Books Forever
Reading Drinking and Relaxing
Nerdy, Dirty and Flirty
Trina’s Tantilising Tidbits
Pinky’s Favorite Reads
Those Crazy Book Chicks
Books are Love
Traci Hayden
Smut Fanatics Book Blog
Ebook Addicts
BookSkater
Warrior Woman Winmill
Here is what I read
Read Review Repeat
Romance Bytes
Danielle’s Domain
Books and Authors
Spreading The Word
Sweet N Sassy Book A Holics
love to read romance books
Badass Betties Book Blog

Books on Fire

Book Groupies

J.C. Clarke

Jude Oevard

Magic of Books Promotions

NOVEMBER 13

Petticoats and Pistols

 

NOVEMBER 14

Heroines with Hearts

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New Releases

To kick off the second annual Cowboys and Christmas Blog Tour and the JCCF campaign, two brand new holiday romances will release Nov. 12!

Capturing Christmas CoverCapturing Christmas is the third installment in the sweet holiday western Rodeo Romance series.

Life is hectic on a good day for rodeo stock contractor Kash Kressley. Between dodging flying hooves and babying cranky bulls, he barely has time to sleep. The last thing Kash needs is the entanglement of a sweet romance, especially with a woman as full of fire and sass as the redheaded photographer he rescues at a rodeo.

Determined to capture the best images possible, rodeo photographer Celia McGraw is fearless and feisty. Not one to back down from a challenge, her biggest risk isn’t in her work. Danger lurks in the way her heart responds to one incredibly handsome stock contractor. Will Kash and Celia capture the spirit of the season?

Pre-order your copy today! http://amzn.to/1FC8ZQj

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Teaser

“Someone like you should be smart enough to know better than to do something that stupid, Miss McGraw.” The man frowned at her as he held her across his lap, riding over to the fence, out of the way of the horses and the men on horseback behind them.

Too stunned to reply, Celia gulped and continued staring at him, gradually comprehending she hadn’t been killed.

At least she assumed she hadn’t died, unless angels wore dusty cowboy hats, dark blue chaps, and were breath-stealing handsome.

Those engaging eyes bore into hers, making her heart skitter in her chest while an entire bushel of butterflies burst into flight in her stomach.

She observed her rescuer. He sat tall in the saddle and had muscles to spare, or so she presumed from the way he easily hoisted her off the ground and onto his horse. A hint of light brown hair peeked out from beneath the brim of his hat. The pale blue shirt he wore almost matched the fascinating shade of his eyes.

Celia experienced the most unreasonable urge to run her fingers along the stubbly expanse of his cheeks, down his square jaw, and over his strong chin. Mesmerized by his full bottom lip, she inhaled a deep breath and nearly choked.

The very scent of him hinted at a lethal combination of freshly fallen snow, a warm winter fire, and sweet seduction rolled into one incredibly enticing package.

Rodeo-Romance-Block-for-webGet all three books in the Rodeo Romance series!

The Christmas Vow CoverThe Christmas Vow is the fourth book in the Hardman Holidays sweet Victorian romance series.

Columbia River Pilot Adam Guthry returns to his hometown of Hardman, Oregon, after the sudden death of his best friend. Emotions he can’t contain bubble to the surface the moment he sees the girl who shattered his heart eleven years ago.

Widow Tia Devereux escapes her restrictive life in Portland, returning to the home she knew and adored as a girl in Hardman. She and her four-year-old son, Toby, settle into the small Eastern Oregon community, eager for the holiday season. Unfortunately, the only man she’s ever loved shows up, stirring the embers of a long-dead romance into a blazing flame. When her former father-in-law, a corrupt judge, decides he wants to raise Toby, Adam may be the only hope she has of keeping her son.

You can pre-order your copy today for only $2.99! http://amzn.to/1KQHhvI

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Teaser

No. Her fear was for the big, loveable lunk who’d scared her half witless when she saw him tumble off the roof.

“I believe that’s exactly the point.” Adam’s lopsided grin revealed his dimples and made her mouth water for want of his kiss.

Aggravated with herself, Tia aimed her fury at Adam. “The point is your recklessness might get you or someone else horribly injured.” She turned around and strode toward the kitchen door. “I insist you…”

A snowball caught her square in the back. Mouth hanging open in surprise, she spun around and glared at him.

Adam worked to form another snowball, ignoring her scowl.

Incensed, Tia surrendered to the need to stamp her foot. “How dare you!”

“Just like this.” He grinned and lobbed another snowball at her, catching her on the shoulder. Bits of snow sprayed into her face and hair.

“Oh! You are in for it now, Adam Guthry!” Tia bent down and hastily formed a snowball. With unmistakable precision, she threw it at Adam, hitting him on the chin.

He spluttered and returned fire, barely grazing her arm as she twisted away at the last second.

Peals of her laughter filled the quiet December afternoon and drew Toby outside as she and Adam continued to throw snow at each other.

“Mama?” The little boy’s lip quivered. “Did you send me inside so you could play without me?”

Hardman-Holidays-block for webDon’t miss out on the Hardman Holidays series!

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You’re Invited to PARTY!

You’re invited to join in the online Cowboys & Christmas Facebook Party, Thursday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PST). Drop in anytime during those four hours to enter to win great prizes, chat with guest authors, and more (many of the giveaways will stay open until the following morning)!

Here’s the link to the party: http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasparty2

The talented guest authors joining in the celebration include:
10 a.m. – Carmen Peone
10:30 – Kayla Dawn Thomas
11 a.m. – Melanie D. Snitker, Author
11:30 – Julie Cerniglia Lence
Noon – Author CJ Samuels
12:30 – Rachel Rossano
1 p.m. – Author Kristin Holt
1:30 – Dani Harper

Grand Prize Photo

Enter to Win Prizes!

To enter the drawing for an Amazon gift card, Wrangler Tote Bag, Rock & Roll Cowgirl T-shirt, autographed books, chocolates, and more fun goodies, fill out this form. Winners will be randomly drawn and announced Nov. 16. http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasprizes2

 

Where to Find The Books:

The Christmas Cowboy Cover Start the Rodeo Romance Series with The Christmas Cowboy.

Kindle | Amazon

christmas bargain coverTravel back to a time of grandeur in the old west

with the Hardman Holidays series.

The Christmas Bargain begins the popular series

and is available free for a very limited time!

Kindle | Amazon

 

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adventure beginTwo years ago yesterday, I shared the graphic above and announced: “Last day at my day job. Next week – occupation: full-time writer.”

Wow! It’s been an amazing adventure so far.

There were many, many people who thought I’d fallen off the deep end when I told them I quit my job so I could write full time.

anniversary 4There are many people who still think I’m crazy. If I had a dollar for every time someone said, “When are you going to go back to work at a real job?” I’d be independently wealthy.

Yeah, there are a lot of negative people out there. But, then again, they are the people too afraid to let go of what they know and do what their heart dreams.

Following your heart is a terrifying and amazing journey. There are moments so full of blissful wonder, you think you just might burst from the joy of it. There are also moments full of doubt, worry, and fear.

faith makes possibleThat’s why I’m a firm believer in having faith. It doesn’t make a hard path easier, but it makes the journey possible.

anniversary 3Fear is one of the worst things to get in your head and convince you of all sorts of untrue things. Faith helps me keep fear at bay. There have been days along this adventure when I feel like I can take on  the world. And there are days when I feel like the world has beaten me down to nothing.

When I have one of those days, I think about how far I’ve come in what is truly a short time.

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Since I left that day job two years ago, I’ve learned so much about myself. One of the things I’ve recently decided is that this journey I’m on isn’t just about gaining new skills, but letting go of old habits and thoughts that hold me back, weigh me down, and keep me from being who I want to be. In the past few months, I’ve really noticed I’m much more attuned to allowing things into my life that bring joy and enrich my world while closing the door on those things that aren’t me – that never really were me.

anniversary 1Frequently, I wonder if I’m  heading where I need to go. I can honestly say I feel like I am – but that doesn’t mean I don’t wander off the road and get lost sometimes. Overall, though, even on the days when I know I’m lost, it still feels good to be lost while heading in the right direction.

Despite those who think I’m wandering aimlessly in circles, I do have an idea of where I’m going in this journey. However, some days were meant for exploring while others are definitely meant to walked on a well-traveled path.

Little by LittleThis is one of my favorite, favorite quotes  – especially the past few weeks. I’ll be honest with you – summer is always rough on my book sales. Really rough. And if I start comparing myself to others, to their successes… well, it sucks the fun out of things in hurry. That’s why I have this  sign above my desk. It reminds me that as long as I keep walking forward in this journey – even taking baby steps – that constant motion can carry me a long way.

Make no little plansIn some ways, I feel like the summer is my cocoon stage. I hunker down and spend time writing Christmas stories. I plot and plan for the holiday season (and I’ve got some really fun stuff planned!). Even though to the outsider looking in, there may not be a lot of activity taking place, there is a whole sleigh full of plans starting to come together. So much of writing is planning – planning the storyline, the characters, the cover, the release date, the promotions. And I’m often of the mindset if a little plan is good – a big one ought to be better!

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In the past two years, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am a dreamer. And yes, one of those who dreams with their eyes open and their thoughts  scattered across hundreds of miles. I love to dream and imagine, hope and believe.

I wake up every single day (every one!) so grateful for this opportunity to do something I love so much, something that brings me joy and satisfaction, excitement and a drive to keep on doing it. Am I blessed? You betcha. If I think about it for more than thirty-seconds, it makes my mascara run and my heart ache (in a good way) to know how incredibly, wonderfully, truly blessed I am with this life and the amazing people who support me.

Captain Cavedweller is my rock, my champion, the giver of pep talks, a sounding board, a shoulder to cry on when I need one, and willing to give me a nudge when I hesitate on the edge of jumping into the unknown.

When you spend all day every day home alone, you get a little introspective. You can get lost inside your thoughts. You can realize you’re a little kooky.

Days have gone by when the only person I’ve seen or talked to is CC.

And that’s why I have to thank all of you, my wonderful online friends, who make me smile and laugh, who share in my triumphs and trials, who offer support and encouragement. You inspire me to keep getting better at what I do. You encourage me – even on those days when I struggle to take even a few steps forward. You make my heart smile and I am so blessed to know each one of you.

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Thanks for sticking with me on this journey. It’s just getting started and I can’t wait to see where it leads!

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 Although you should be glad you can’t see it, I’m dancing around my office this morning. It’s Lacy’s release day and I’m so excited to share her with you all!

Lacy

Pendleton Petticoats Series Book 5

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Sweet romance blossoms between people from two very different worlds.

Will the bonds of love be stronger than the bonds of tradition?

Eager to make her own way in the world, Lacy Williams leaves behind her family on the Umatilla Reservation and accepts a job in Pendleton at the telephone office as an operator. The work she takes in stride, but dealing with the unfamiliar, unsettling feelings stirred by the handsome banker across the street is an entirely different matter.

Grant Hill wants a wife.

However, not just any wife will do. If that were the case, he’d make an announcement at the mercantile and cause a stampede to the church. Grant wants a woman who will look beyond his material wealth and see into his heart. When he’s all but given up on the possibility that such a woman exists, he runs into the lovely Lacy Williams.

The two of them must strive to discover if the bonds of love are stronger than the bonds of tradition in this sweet historical western romance.

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Meet Lacy  and Grant

If you’d like a chance to win a digital copy of Lacy, either post a comment here or on my Facebook page what you enjoy most about a historical western. One random winner will be drawn Saturday morning!

Happy Reading!

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