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This is a long post today folks, so get comfy. Or skip around, your choice.

First, did everyone see Monday’s Fall Into Fantasy post? This week features Bound by our very own Kate Sparkes. There’s a giveaway. You should go enter it. Go read Bound. Seriously. I mean, not right at this moment, of course. You can finish here first, but then you really should go. It’s a great book, by an excellent author, and she’s a fellow WIPpeteer. So there’s that, too.

Secondly, today is a Special Edition because I have coerced Rachel O’Laughlin into sharing an excerpt from Rise of Orion, book three in her epic fantasy Serengard Series. I love this series and can’t wait to thoroughly devour Rise of Orion, even though I suspect Rachel is going to rip my heart out. She is an excellent evil author. So, first a bit about the book:

After the Border Wars, Mikel Orion flees Serengard and seeks haven in the Desert of Aldad. Although he and his sister, Kierstaz, must become slaves in order to set foot inside its borders, the hot sands hold a bitter kind of peace—one he hopes to keep. But he risks destroying their newfound stability when he becomes entangled with an Aldadi girl. Aura has tragic secrets of her own, but she gives Mikel a purpose beyond his birthright, and when he leaves the Desert he carries scars that run deeper than skin.

Twelve years later, trouble brews in Serengard that threatens to pull in the Aldadi and the Drei alike. Trapped in a dungeon as the prize prisoner of Trzl—an orchestrator of the rebellion that killed his parents—Mikel is out of maneuvers. Even while Kierstaz gathers a force to attempt his rescue, Trzl transforms more and more into the hypnotic ruler she claims to loathe…and Mikel becomes convinced that peace has never been within his reach at all.

 

And now, Rachel’s guest WIPpet. There is no math. I’m going on the premise that it’s Thanksgiving for us in the states tomorrow, and Rise of Orion on my kindle is something to be thankful for.

He glanced back once to see how far he’d gone out into the blanket of night. Behind the last row of tents, a few torches bobbed. They moved slowly, as if the men who carried them were half-drunk. Maybe they were. Maybe they weren’t even looking for him yet. He started at the closest tent, one made of something rough-spun and hung with tapestries of colors he couldn’t see in the dark. There was no breeze to mask his voice, only the raucous laughter of some heavily wine-laden groups of women by the closest campfire.

“Tev,” he said softly. It sounded loud. Too loud. He used the name she’d taken for herself as a knight since Kierstaz was as uncommon as mammoth skin. He waited a moment, then moved on to the next, crept right up against the wall, and whispered, “Tev.”

A few seconds, and he moved on.

Then she was there, skidding softly into the sand beside him, whispering in Seren. “Mikel, you’ve the whole west end of camp in a scramble.”

He breathed better than he had all day. “You’re here?”

“Yes.”

“Not hurt?”

“No.”

“What do they have you doing?”

She wore a robe that looked crimson in the dark. It flowed about her like silk or muslin. Almost queenly. Poor, dear queen.

“They’re still deciding what I’m good for. Mikel, you shouldn’t have come over here. The woman who owns me is as sour as a goblin’s tooth and she—”

“Does she beat you?”

Kierstaz shrugged.

“Tev, we can leave.”

“No! I want to stay.”

“If you are in any kind of trouble, light something on fire. Something that will catch and burn fast. Or anything violent that will attract attention. I’ll come find you.”

“Mikel, I have to go.” She stood and disappeared into the night.

Oooohhh, so much awesomeness! Please stop by Rachel’s website to get more details about her books.

Okay, moving on, my WIPpet from The Adorned. Today I give you 26 sentences (+ 1 extra because it made for a better ending, and it is the holiday season, time for giving and all that). No Fader this week–oh, pipe down, Fader-lovers. I’ll think about making it up to you next week. This scene takes place before last week’s because I’m jumping around. Yup. I can do that. In this scene Roe finds herself on the wrong side of her boss. We can probably all relate to that in one form or another; however I’ll lay odds none of our bosses handle things like Roe’s boss does.

And, to head off any confusion due to out-of-context reading, Roe is a member of a thieves’ guild. Tuter Lighton is her guild master–or as they’re known amongst the criminal factions, a Prince. Though I might change that because after I started using it I realized it’s been used before. However, it is a term in the Thieves Cant dictionary so I might keep it. But for now, when you see Prince used, it doesn’t mean royalty. At least not the approved of form of royalty. ;)

Roe’s head snapped to the side, ears ringing, eyes watering. Damn but Tuter had a quick hand.

“What’s the rule?” he asked, his nasally voice at odds with his bulbous build.

Roe rubbed her cheek. They were alone in what Tuter liked to refer to as his Throne Room; the hour being too early or too late for anyone else, depending on what job they were working. “I don’t know wha–“

He caught her other cheek with a backhanded blow. That one drew a yelp from Roe, and she skipped away from him. A warm trickle of blood oozed toward her jaw. A quick, bejeweled hand, damn his hide.

“The rule,” he said, advancing on her.

Roe took another step back, brow furrowed. ” ‘All treasure to the trove.’ And you’ve got all I have. You think I’m holding out?”

“What did you find this morning, my gilded one?”

“This morning? I honestly–“

Hands gripped her arms from behind and Roe swallowed past a growing lump. Tuter’s Lads, Ham and Fist, twin brutes he’d raised up from boys after stealing them out from under Bingham Cole’s nose. Prince of Arms Bingham Cole. No one stole from the Arms if they wanted to live. No one except Tuter, apparently. The Arms were enforcers. Bingham Cole the meanest and deadliest of the lot. People that crossed Prince Cole were ended very publicly and messily no matter their rank or station.

When Tuter brought out his Lads, it meant trouble.

Tuter, I think you’ve been misinformed,” Roe said.

Poor Roe. Life is not easy in the Unheld City.

Last but not least, my ROW80 update. I missed Sunday’s for no other reason than lack of ambition. We had some outdoor chores to take care of in the morning, followed by grocery shopping, which got us back in the house just in time for the Packer game. After which it was time for chores, dinner, and relaxing. I do that on Sunday evenings. My prep for the upcoming work week. Veg out.

Anyhow, I do believe I hit another 10k mark on EoD but forgot to give Shan my word. For those who don’t know, as incentive to keep pounding out the words, the lovely Shan Jeniah Burton offered me a reward. For every 10 thousand words I add, I get to give her a word to use in her TnT WIPpets (for those who don’t know what that is, seriously, go check it out. Star Trek fan-fic with Trip and T’pol that will heat you up on a cold day. Pass the ice water!)

I haven’t had a good run of days, however, I do continue to add words every day.

I have reminded myself numerous times that first drafts are allowed to suck. They should suck. It is their fate and density…er…destiny. Yes. They are the skeleton upon which we build.

I’ve participated in some sprints and have come to this conclusion: I am no Gimli.

In fact, I suck at sprinting. Partly because my Rewriteritess flares up something terrible. I will rework a sentence numerous times to get it just perfect instead of plowing blissfully ahead like Dory. “Just keep writing. Just keep writing.” But sprinting does force me to sit and ignore distractions for 20 minutes or more. And a couple hundred words in 20 minutes is far better than none all day.

I have realized I will have to adjust my deadline because, as Writeometer shows me:
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And that is most assuredly outside the realm of possibility. I’ve decided not to set a new deadline, but to make every effort to limit the number of days I go past the one I’m not going to meet.

To those who are awaiting the arrival of Book Three and the conclusion (?) of the Darkness & Light series, I apologize for the delay. But I’d rather give you the best book I can, rather than rush through and disappoint you.

 Happy Thanksgiving to all those partaking!

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Fall Into Fantasy ~ Week 14 With Kate Sparkes

**Editors’ Note: This week is extra special to me. Not only is Kate an amazingly talented writer, but she also a super person who I one day hope to meet in person (whether she wants to or not. No, I’m not a psycho stalker. Geez.) Also I had the opportunity to read an early version of Bound. I thought it was great then. Once Kate was finished polishing, it turned into a real sparkling gem. (And yeah, okay, I have a book crush on Aren. I admit it.) Kate spins a great tale here and you’ll want to pick yourself up a copy. Seriuosly. Go. Now. If you don’t believe me, there’s a link below to read the first chapter. **

Welcome to the Fall Into Fantasy Tour, where we are keeping your mind off any end-of-summer blues and welcoming the cooler weather by introducing you to some incredible fantasy reads to curl up with and giving you plenty of chances to win awesome prizes!

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Week 14: The Bound Trilogy
Book One: Bound
By Kate Sparkes

Welcome to Darmid, where magic is a sin, fairy tales are contraband, and the people live in fear of the Sorcerers on the other side of the mountains.

Rowan Greenwood has everything she’s supposed to want from life—a good family, a bright future, and a proposal from a handsome and wealthy magic hunter. She knows she should be content with what she has. If only she could banish the idea that there’s more to life than marriage and children, or let go of the fascination with magic she’s been forced to suppress since childhood.

When Rowan unknowingly saves the life of one of her people’s most feared enemies, that simple act of compassion rips her from her sheltered life and throws her into a world of magic that’s more beautiful, more seductive, and more dangerous than she ever could have imagined.

Rowan might get everything she ever dreamed of—that is, if the one thing she’s always wanted doesn’t kill her first.

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ABOUT KATE SPARKES
Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with a Mountie, two kids who take turns playing Jeckyll and Hyde, three cats with more personality than most people she meets, and the saddest-looking dog on the planet. Depression has almost consumed her more times than she likes to admit, but writing Fantasy (be it epic or urban, fairy tales or superhero cat stories) keeps her afloat… most of the time. She released her debut novel Bound (Ya Fantasy) in June 2014. The second book in the trilogy is due out in the winter.

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There’s a Chill in the Air ~ WIPpet Wednesday & ROW80

What the heck? Wednesday already?? And a crappy one for many parts of the US. We’re cold here in WI, but don’t have the snow that’s slammed other states. And yes, I know, I said I like snow and winter and all, but it’s a bit too early for single digit temps. I expect that weather in January, after I’ve had a few months to acclimate myself to it.

Now, I could have very well picked something for my WIPpet that would have warmed you up a bit, but I decided to leave that to some of the other WIPpeteers this week. I am giving you more of Roe and Fader. A bit of good news on that front, I managed to add another thousand words to The Adorned when I was arguing with EoD characters and needed a diversion. It was that or kill someone, and neither of the two I was arguing with could die at this point in the story. They keep acting like this, however, and all bets are off. (Kate Sparkes, you may want to have a talk with your boy. Just saying.)

No fancy math this week. I’m giving you 11 paragraphs for the 11th month, in which I give you a peek at the antagonist.

The woman turned. “Adorned? I thought you were dead.”

“Close enough to singe my brow in the fires of the damned,” Fader said.

She grinned and slid a look Roe’s way. “Who’s the urchin?”

“I’m no urchin,” Roe said, not bothering to hide her ire.

“She is no one for you to hold in concern,” Fader said.

“You saying as much tells me she is just that.”

“Then you lay meaning on my words they do not hold. She is no one.”

The woman’s amber eyes settled on Roe, raked over her head to toe and back, lingering on her face. “Ah.”

Roe lifted a brow. “Ah?”

Cael ris brehcht,” the woman said to Fader.

A laugh rumbled from his chest. “Nulch churraup, Jimmalynn.”

Trust me, a part of that conversation is going to come back to bite Fader in the ass. Yup. That it is.

And, moving on to ROW80. I have officially crossed the half-way point in EoD. *happy dance* The 1800+ words I officially added since Sunday doesn’t include a couple thousand written on future scenes. I tend not to count those until I actually insert them into the ms. just in case they don’t make the cut. So yeah, even though currently two of my characters are just begging me to kill them and dump their bodies in the river, I’m muscling through. First drafts are allowed to suck.

 

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Fall Into Fantasy Week 13 ~ With Emma L. Adams

Welcome to the Fall Into Fantasy Tour, where we are keeping your mind off any end-of-summer blues and welcoming the cooler weather by introducing you to some incredible fantasy reads to curl up with and giving you plenty of chances to win awesome prizes! Speaking of prizes here is this week’s Rafflecopter giveaway

Week 13: The Darkworld Series
Prequel Novella: Fear’s Touch
Book One: Darkness Watching
Book Two: Walking Shadow
By Emma L. Adams

This is a standalone novella, intended as a prequel to the Darkworld series. As it takes place one year before the events of Darkness Watching, it doesn’t contain any spoilers (although it does hint at things which will come into play later in the series).

Freakish powers and staring demon eyes aren’t part of Claudia’s plans for the future – and neither is ending up stuck at the gloomy, isolated University of Blackstone. But bad life decisions are the least of her problems, when a split-second decision to help out another magic-user puts her in the crossfire of both the shadow-beasts and the creepy organisation which hunt them down.

Claudia’s never had to worry about making the right choice before, but every decision matters when you have a Darkworld connection. Soon, she’s going to have to make a choice: turn her back on the crazy and try to live a normal life, or take the monsters down.

But in a world where everyone seems to have secrets, can she really trust her fellow magic-users – or even herself?

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Eighteen-year-old Ashlyn is one interview away from her future when she first sees the demons. She thinks she’s losing her mind, but the truth is far more frightening: she can see into the Darkworld, the home of spirits– and the darkness is staring back.
 
Desperate to escape the demons, Ash accepts a place at a university in the small town of Blackstone, in the middle of nowhere – little knowing that it isn’t coincidence that led her there but the pull of the Venantium, the sorcerers who maintain the barrier keeping demons from crossing from the Darkworld into our own world.
 
All-night parties, new friendships and a life without rules or limits are all part of the package of student life – but demons never give up, and their focus on Ash has attracted the attention of every sorcerer in the area. Ash is soon caught between her new life and a group of other students with a connection to the Darkworld, who could offer the answers she’s looking for. The demons want something from her, and someone is determined to kill her before she can find out what it is. 
 
In a world where darkness lurks beneath the surface, not everyone is what they appear to be…

Reviews:
“Demons, Sorcerers, evil, and secrets. Could you ask for a better supernatural suspense set-up? The plot is original, and completely gripping. From the first page, this book had me hooked.” – Rose at Desert Rose Reviews

“A suspenseful first part to an intriguing new fantasy series.” - Sharon Stevenson, supernatural author
 
“The story is extremely well-written with effortless, flowing prose, and the original magic-user mythology and Darkworld creatures are very entertaining. The author took what might have been over-done premise and twisted it into something very fresh and exciting.” – Lexa Cain, author of Soul Cutter
 
“Emma is an amazing writer. She has become one of my favorites. I couldn’t put Darkness Watching down.” – Diane at A Creative Mind

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When you have a connection to the Darkworld, nowhere is truly safe.

 
Ashlyn has found a new home in Blackstone, but when a spate of grave robberies across the country spark fears that someone is practicing illegal sorcery, she comes under the radar of the Venantium, the protectors of the Barrier between her world and the Darkworld, who are suspicious of any sorcerer who doesn’t know their origins.
 
The trouble is, what Ash does know might just get her killed.
 
Sufferers of the dangerous condition known as the vampire’s curse are being brutally killed, and the latest victim is Leo’s guardian, the ex-head of the Venantium. Ash determines to help Leo find out what’s really going on, but it isn’t long before events are spiralling out of control. The dead are rising from their graves, and the barriers around Blackstone are threatened by a demon which looks exactly like Ash herself…
 
Coming December 1st, 2014 from Curiosity Quills

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ABOUT EMMA L. ADAMS
Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing fantasy novels for children and young adults. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also entertained her creative writing group and baffled her tutors by submitting strange fantasy tales featuring dragons and supernatural monsters to workshops. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).

Now a reluctant graduate, Emma refuses to settle down and be normal. When not embarking on wild excursions, she edits and proofreads novels for various publishing houses and reads an insane number of books. At the age of 21, she signed a publishing contract with Curiosity Quills Press for the first book in her creepy urban fantasy Darkworld series. DARKNESS WATCHING was published in October 2013, and four more novels and a novella will follow. She chats about writing and other book-related things at her blog, From the Writer’s Nest, and looks forward to sharing more tales from the bizarre depths of her imagination.

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Somebody Toss Me A Guava ~ ROW80 Check-In

It’s amazing, but after only a week I feel as though I might be close to getting caught up from my hectic fall. Well, caught up mentally. Word-wise…

I put this really great (free) app on my phone a couple weeks ago. It’s called Writeometer and you can read all about it here. I wanted a quick, easy way to track my daily word count on the go. Writeometer does that and more for multiple projects. It even awards you treats in the forms of Guavas for hitting your daily word goal. 1 Guava = Eat a cookie or take the dog for a walk, 2 and you can browse Facebook… The talented Krista Walsh and I decided it would be better if it could actually spit chocolate at you when you’ve had a good day writing. Or a bad day. Maybe that’s something the programers could work on?

Anyhow, it probably does more than I use it for at the moment. One of the unfortunate cool things it does is this:

2014-11-16-07-08-40Yeah. That 4065 words a day to reach my self-imposed due date…it used to be in the low 3000s. *flips phone over and refuses to look*

I shouldn’t be so hard on myself, though. Because when I tallied up my actual word count between Wednesday’s update and today’s it was far better than I thought. Yes, over 6k in 5 days. That’s not setting the world on fire, especially when looking at what NaNo participants crank out, but I’ll take it. Besides which, it puts me within sight of the HALFWAY POINT. Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!

Perhaps I’ll get a chance to put words down today and break that barrier. Sundays are a bit rough because it’s grocery shopping day, Packer football day, READING day…

And, of course, I like to check in on the other ROWers and see what they’re up to.

Plus, we got enough snow yesterday to cover the grass. Minimal compared to what we can get around here, and what other parts of the country are getting. But I like snow. My dogs like snow. So we might have to go play in it for a bit. Yeah, cause I’m crazy like that.

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Things Are Looking Up ~ WIPpet Wednesday & ROW80

It’s Wednesday and I’m back in full swing! Look out WIPpeteers, I’ll actually be making the rounds this week. Mm-hmm. That’s right.

Let’s get right to business, shall we? I’m resorting to creative WIPpet math today to give you 23 sentences from The Adorned. (11 for the month + 12 for the day). I’m slowly running out of things to share from this one since I don’t have a lot written. Guess I’ll have to put more words down. However, if you read through to my ROW80 update, you’ll see why that may not be possible at the moment. Anyhow, I’ve removed one or two words from this excerpt that could have been spoilery, and have the expletive in brackets because I’ve yet to put effort into finding a replacement for it. Driev used ‘sarding’ as his version of the eff-bomb. Not sure what Roe will wind up with, so for now, it stays.

Roe wrenched her arm out of his grip. “No. Look, you hired me to help you find someone, we found her. I’m done. I’ve got other things to do with my time. You’re dangerous for me to be around. For some reason people want to dust me now. Well, more people than normal, leastwise. And meaner ones to boot. So, no. No, no, and in case you didn’t hear me up there, no.”

But Fader stepped in front of her; just a smooth, calm shifting of his body that claimed the space between her and the door. She should have been terrified. He towered over her, all hard muscle and swirling tattoos–and that soft look in his light eyes that belonged to someone far less imposing, and did things to her resolve she found hard to fight.

Roe clenched her jaw, and refused to look at him. “No fair. No [fucking] fair.”

“The world abounds in that which appears unfair.” Even when he kept his voice quiet it rumbled like a distant storm.

“It abounds in idiots as well,” Roe said. “I don’t mean to give it another.”

His fingers wrapped her wrist, light but firm, his hand making her arm look like a child’s. She stared at it, frowning.

Huh. Sounds as though Roe is a bit conflicted. Mwahahahahaha!

Now, my ROW80 update. If you recall, not too long ago I was all *head, desk, repeat*. Well, I’m pleased to say that at the present moment, I’m more like…

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Because, not only did I manage to hit another 10k goal with EoD, which meant I got to send Shan  a new word to use in her WIPpet with Trip and T’pol, but I added quite a few more words somehow. Not only that– *looks around and lowers voice to whisper* –EoD is actually going rather well at the moment.

I know! Right?

Everyone is still doing unexpected things, but they seem to be doing them with a sense of cohesion I hadn’t felt before. We still may not all be on the same page, but we’re at least in the same book. There were times I questioned that. I think the change has come because I’m at creeping up on the midway point and shit is starting to happen. Pieces are being moved into position in preparation for the inevitable heart-stopping conclusion.

Well, someone’s heart will be stopped. That’s a certainty.

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*ahem* Moving on…

I also have a new character who I just adore. Back in the early, early stages he was in, but I couldn’t make it work with the plot as it was, so he was out. Then I trashed the first 20 or 30 THOUSAND words I had written and managed to sneak him back in. Then he was out again. Now, he’s permanently back in. All I can say is he must have a helluva agent who negotiated him quite the contract. He comes complete with a few surprises, and I only hope readers will feel the same about him as I do.

So where does that leave my current word count? Glad you asked.

 Which doesn’t include another 2366 words of upcoming scenes and some climactic events because I don’t know if they’ll make it in. I think they will, but I’ll wait until then to officially count them.

That’s it for this week. Off I go to harass visit other WIPpeteers & ROW80 bloggers. I leave you with a bit of mood music from Adrian von Ziegler.

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Fall Into Fantasy Week 12 ~ Lisa Swallow

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Week 12: The Dark Intent Series
Book One: Between
By Lisa Swallow
What do you do when you are attracted to two men and both have the power to kill you with a touch or a kiss? Can Rose trust either of them – or anyone in her new life?

 
Ghosts? Demons? Angels? Or something more? The supernatural you find living and working in this English city are a little different to those you usually find in the genre…
Rose survived the accident that killed her friend. The problem is the life she returns to scares her more than the night she almost died.
When Alek and Finn enter her world, Rose discovers the after-effects of the accident are worse than she thought. The slow recovery and fogged nightmares aren’t the only changes she needs to cope with.
Rose has an immediate and intense attraction to arrogant housemate Alek. This confuses her as much as the chilling effect of her enigmatic work colleague Finn. As Rose struggles to cope with her new life, she learns that her connection to the two men threatens all their futures
Alek has lived years closed off from people. He didn’t expect someone like Rose to come into his life and challenge the reality he grips onto.
If Finn doesn’t fix the mistake he made, his life is in danger. His desire to help and protect Rose makes his task difficult, especially when she’s the mistake he needs to fix.
When Alek’s past catches up, Rose disappears. Trapped between the living and the dead, on the edge of Hell, Rose is unable to find her way back. Alek and Finn could help her – but are they prepared to risk the consequences?
ABOUT LISA SWALLOW

Lisa is an author of new adult romance and writes both paranormal and contemporary, often with a side of snark. In between running a business, looking after her family and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare time to do other things. This often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. Lisa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia in 2001 and now lives in Perth in Western Australia with her husband, three children and dog.

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