quarta-feira, 15 de julho de 2015

♡ Blog Tour ♡ Torn by Love (Scarred by Love #4) by C.A. Harms @Charms0814 @HeaBookToursPR




Torn by Love
Scarred by Love #4
by
C.A. Harms

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Cover Designer: Wicked by Design

Release Date: July 14th 2015




✾ Synopsis ✾



Lily's life was anything but easy.

Losing their father unexpectedly, and a mother that left long ago...

Is was always her and her brother against the world.

Until she met Tanner Parks her life was basic...

Uneventful but simple.

He was the unattainable bad boy...

Just out of reach yet Lily longed for him desperately.

He was foul mouthed and cocky.

He was demanding and arrogant.

But he was exactly what Lily needed...

He made her stronger.

He gave her the drive to keep her head above water, when everything was falling apart around her.












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Scarred by Love #2





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Shattered by Love
Scarred by Love #3





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✿ The Author ✿


C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.



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♡ Cover Reveal + #Giveaway ♡ Ace (Band of Brothers #1) by Lyra Parish @LyraParish




Ace
Band of Brothers #2
by
Lyra Parish

Release Date: September 1, 2015

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✾ Synopsis ✾


My name is Ace and I'm the Ace of Spades.
I'm not nice and I misbehave.
I will be your nightmare.
I will be your dream.
I will have you begging for more of me with each scream.

The truth is in my lyrics.
Uncontrollably controlled.
I bleed many things one being Rock & Roll.

I don't date or make love, I fuck real hard.
Did you know the ace of spades is considered the death card?
Love doesn't exist in my world, it never did.
Love won't exist in my world; it's something I forbid.

My name is Ace and I'm the ace of spades.
Proceed with caution, because I'm sharp like a blade.

The Band of Brothers novels are full length and will follow each brother in the band. They can be read together or separately.


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Tonight I would fuck the blonde in the front row. The set was nearing the end and I could feel her gaze peeling off every piece of my clothing. I liked when a woman knew what she wanted.

Blue and green lights flashed over the stage then washed across the crowd. When we made eye contact again, her tongue traced the outside of her plump bottom lip and at that moment I knew she was DTF. Her being down to fuck made this so much easier but then again, being the lead singer of the Band of Brothers made panties magically melt. I'd be her fantasy for the night.

This tour wasn't like the others because this time everyone wanted a piece of us as if our success happened overnight. But we earned every fucking opportunity we had. I would say given but that's bullshit. My brothers and I worked hard for every small and large success we had because that's our nature. We were raised to not take shit for granted and to work hard. Being assholes just came naturally but we knew to give respect where respect was due.

Each show from Florida to California, all the way to New York was sold out and that felt incredible.

The drums beat on as I screamed out the next few lyrics. "I won't let the world decide. I'll die before that happens." The drums stopped and the distortion was cut leaving a melodic strum of Nicolas's guitar.

The lights faded when walked off stage leaving the crowd to themselves. Ian, Nicolas, and Liam had huge smiles covering their faces as they chugged the water the technicians handed us. This would never get old. Moments like this were the ones we lived and worked for. Once the chanting and clapping started, the four of us walked back onstage and gave the fans what they wanted, an encore.

Green and yellow lights flashed over the crowd and smoke hovered at the bottom of the stage. We played three more songs and the people sang and swayed to the lyrics and music. Some jumped up and down, feeling the full beat of the drums while others banged their heads. The feeling of having thousands of people chanting my words would never become real. More often than not, I felt like I was in a dream, one that I never wanted to wake from.

During the last song, I pointed to the blonde who continued to visually rip my clothes off with every little blink she took. By the way she was dressed in a tight pink shirt and little bitty skirt, I knew she wanted to be seen. She could have possibly had this night planned from the beginning. Randomly, I chose a few others from the crowd to join us, to dance in front of our audience, to feel the temporary power. It was something I did every show, every tour. It was a habit of sorts.

Security helped the girls climb on the stage and they shook their asses in those little pieces of material that were supposed to be skirts. It always made women feel special when they were with the band, and I loved giving them just a little taste.

A person doesn't fully understand performing live until they have had the opportunity to look out past the stage lights and see the people. Before the song ended, the technicians led the girls' side stage as cannons of confetti shot from the floor. Different colored pieces of paper glittered everywhere. When the final song ended, my brothers and I walked side stage where girls anxiously waited us. I smiled, popping an eyebrow at my chosen woman for the night, and she instantly came to me. I wrapped my arm around her shoulder and hers hung on my waist. My brothers stopped in the green room with the other girls, but Blondie and I walked to the bus.

"I'm Lindsey," she whispered in my ear before we reached the end of the hallway. I smiled at her and pushed open the exit door. Groupies and fans waited near the bus and as soon as we walked up they rushed it.

"I'll be out in a bit," I said, smiling at them with pearly whites. "My brothers are coming out that door over there. Really soon."

I hated to out their exit strategy, but I wanted to take my time burying my dick deep inside Misty or Christy or whatever the fuck her name was. It didn't matter. Names never did.





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Lyra Parish loves to write, glamp, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever afters. When she isn't busy writing, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike. Lyra lives in Texas with her glassblowing, guitar-playing hubby and black cat named Nibbler.



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♡ Release Day + #Giveaway ♡ Calm Like Home by Kaisa Clark @KaisaClark



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Calm Like Home
by
Kaisa Clark

Release Date: July 15th 2015

Genre: New adult contemporary romance

ASIN: B010BLZE1C

Length: 75,000 words

Available formats: ePub, mobi





✾ Synopsis ✾


Alexa Clausen has never fallen. She's never soared. She's lived her entire life floating midway between passion and despondency, never experiencing those extremes. But all it takes is one evening with Adam Westbrook to draw her out of her shell, to leave her feeling bold for the first time ever. He is fiery and magnetic. He is gravitational, that inescapable pull no one can avoid. After a few chance encounters, Alexa finally accepts that she can't stay away, can't deny the electricity she feels every time he comes around.

But as the intensity between them deepens, she also can't avoid the subtle hints that Adam is hiding something. His wide smile and radiant eyes obscure some burning secret, some detail of his past that resurfaces to steal his joy. The farther Alexa falls, the more she realizes just how little she really knows about Adam and how far he is willing to go to cover up the truth.

Calm Like Home is a story about love and longing, growth and stagnation, discovering one's counterpart but losing oneself, and ultimately finding that one person truly has the power to change everything.










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"What an emotional roller coaster this book took me on! This book was so well written it was like the story was actually happening to me instead of the main character, Alexa."

"Calm Like Home definitely gave me a book hangover. I finished the book and had to get my emotions in check before I could start another book."

"Really, the ups and downs of the story couldn't have been more perfect. Kaisa Clark did an amazing job. The story was sweet at times, but very real and raw. I loved it."





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The early hostess ends up running late so I'm covering the host stand when Damien strolls in through the door. Even in his work uniform, he looks every bit the confident frat boy. He has one hand casually tucked in his pants pocket, the other swinging languidly at his side. His tie is loose at his throat, his light brown hair tousled on his head, lips curled into a relaxed don't-give-a-fuck smile. He nods towards me at the host stand then saunters towards the back, likely in search of some new prey to poke fun of.

And then there's Adam, his dark head poking through the doorway. Suddenly the room is filled with him, with his energy, with his light. I drink him in, soaking in every detail. His crisp, white dress shirt fits him perfectly, lightly skimming over the muscles in his chest and arms and tapering where his waist narrows. The lightness of the shirt is the perfect contrast to his tan skin, to his dark eyes.

His gaze slowly sweeps from the floor to my face, and if seeing the four letters of his name earlier was enough to give me butterflies, seeing him now is like being hit by a freight train. It's been three hundred days and yet everything slams back into me at once. The way his brown eyes sparkle when he smiles, how one corner of his mouth turns up a little higher than the other. And this smile is all for me.

His stride quickens as he approaches and I can't help myself. My face breaks into an obvious grin, completely full-toothed and pinched-cheeked. So much for playing it cool.

"Look who's back!" I call out, hearing my voice light up. Being around him instantly lifts me. This is what he does to people; it's what he’s always done to me.


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Kaisa Clark is the author of the new adult novel Calm Like Home. She is passionate about reading and writing and also has an intense love for music, coffee, and dark chocolate. She lives with her amazing husband, sweet dog, and kooky cat.



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♡ Release Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ Takedown (Caged #1) by Shay Savage @savage7289 @RSofRomance




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Takedown
Caged #1
by
Shay Savage





✾ Synopsis ✾


This is not made for TV. This is the raw, brutal underground of no-holds-barred combat. Inside the cage there is nothing but me and the pain I inflict on those who dare enter. In the cage, I never have to worry about anyone but myself. Yet, when she began standing outside of the cage, everything changed. I was no longer fighting for the money or the glory – I was fighting for her.












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"Are you just stupid?" I probably would have gone on, but she wrapped her arms around herself and glared up at me.

"Stop yelling at me!" she screamed. She turned away, but I saw her reach up with the back of her hand to swoop underneath her eyes.

Shit.

I turned slightly away from her and practically bit down on my tongue to keep myself from saying anything else. I brought my fisted hands up against my stomach and tried to pull the tension inside of myself, work through it, and calm down. I could hear her crying combined with choked breaths and sniffles.

"Fuck," I mumbled under my breath. I was starting to come off the fighting high I had been on — the tears might have helped with that — and my stomach felt tight.

After three long, deep breaths, I looked back to the girl on the ground and saw her frantically rubbing at her eyes and cheeks. She didn't look at me as she reached out and pulled her mostly empty bag close to her. She looked inside and then looked around her at all her things on the ground.

"Sorry," I mumbled. I wasn't all that great at apologies, and I figured now wasn't going to be much different. I'd obviously upset her with all my shitty comments, though. "I didn't mean to... I just..."

I stopped talking. I didn't know what to say, and I felt bad about yelling at her. She looked at me all red-eyed with tears staining her cheeks.

"Just don't do that shit anymore." I let out a big sigh.

She nodded once and then reached out to grab something off the ground near her and shoved it back into the bag. From the amount of stuff scattered all over the street, my estimate on the size of the so-called purse wasn't too far off. There was an umbrella, a little flashlight, a bunch of tubes and bottles, and at least a half dozen pens. As I looked around some more, I saw a small notebook, a paperback book, keys, a bottle of hand lotion that was nowhere near travel sized, a stack of tissues wrapped up in a Ziploc bag, two sets of earbuds, and a checkbook. There was also a whole pile of ponytail holders, bobby pins, and those little hair-holder-things that looked like teeth.

There was shit from her bag from one side of the fucking street to the other.

She started crawling around, gathering it all up, and cramming it back inside, which gave me a fabulous view of her ass in the short-shorts style waitress uniform the place up the street usually demanded. I could kind of see how she might have thought she could use the bag as a weapon — there had been more stuff in there than really should have been able to fit. I looked around on the ground to see if there was an actual kitchen sink, or at least part of one, but I didn't see anything metal. There was something that looked like a small rock, though.

"How do you even carry that thing around?" I asked.

"What?"

"That... that purse-bag-thingy there," I said, pointing and shaking my finger at it. I wouldn't have admitted it, but the whole idea of the thing scared me, and I wasn't sure why. I felt like if I got too close to it I might get sucked in, never to be seen again. "It's insane."

Her eyes became little slits as she looked up to me.

"There is nothing wrong with my purse!" she growled.

"It's huge," I said.

"It has everything I need in it."

"It has everything you and ten of your friends could need for a week," I replied with a laugh. "I know there are people who carry Chihuahuas in their purse, but you could fit a Dane in there."








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Trapped
Caged #2
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Shay Savage

Release Date: August 4th 2015





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Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker, and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms - especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal and Bayern Munich - and anxiously awaits the 2014 World Cup. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.



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♡ Release Blitz + #Giveaway ♡ Dirty (Vengeance Duet #1) by A.C. Bextor @ACBextor @BTSPromosPR




Dirty
Vengeance Duet #1
by
A.C. Bextor

Release Date: July 15, 2015

Genre: Contemporary/MC Romance

Cover Design: Rebel Edit & Design

Cover Model: Tommi Barresi

Photography: Kruse Images & Photography





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Dirty.

Imprisoned in a small room within the walls of the Satan's Creed Motorcycle Club compound, Casey Richards struggles to survive the only life she was raised to know. Her mother, a club whore, and her father, an unknown outlaw she's never met, Casey's fate is all but sealed in the eyes of the club.

Foul. Unclean. Undesirable.

Trapped in a loveless marriage, and with no children of her own, Emma Carsen is the only living soul willing to fight for her niece, Casey. She's all but given up on saving her until the one man she's longed to see again unexpectedly finds his way back to town and into her life.

Sordid. Vile. Unscrupulous.

Max Taylor, former-biker of a disbanded MC, has been holding onto reasons to avoid coming back to the small town he grew up in. The same ghosts that drove him away eventually force Max to find his way back. Now that he's home, he may be Casey's only chance for freedom.

Filthy. Hateful. Impure.

In order to get to Casey, Max must find a way to infiltrate the MC. Setting up a meet with Hoss, Satan's Creed's President who's known for his depravity as much as his double-crossing ways, it's made clear that forming an alliance is going to be more of a challenge than he expected. Now he must prove his loyalty to the club and in doing so, he’s forced to get his hands...

DIRTY.












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Her eyes stay trained on mine. An unreadable expression would be easier to accept. Instead, her face falls with sadness and despair. I don't know her, but what I see in the depths of her eyes is an obvious sign of a life of loneliness and neglect.

She's definitely the girl in the picture, though. I'm certain. Her dark eyes can't be mistaken for any other child's. The almond shapes of them are as defined now as they were back then.

Smiling gently, I tell her, "If you don't give me a name, I'm goin' to have to keep callin' you 'monkey'. You gonna let me do that?"

A shy smile crosses her lips, and I hear a heavy breath in relief. She still doesn't answer.

"All right," I sigh as I stand. My hand reaches out to the top of her head and I move to lay my palm on top of it, which she may allow but Cilas does not.

I feel his fingers dig in to my arm and Casey's body jerks in place as she watches with wide eyes. Lifting my hands in surrender, I placate Cilas without words and take a step back from a now-terrified little girl.

"Maybe you'll tell me next time," I supply and watch her visibly relax.





✿ The Author ✿


AC Bextor lives in a small town in the Midwest. When she's not writing she can be found reading or watching her favorite sports teams. She enjoys spending time outside fishing, swimming, or camping.

Her first book, Holding On - Lights of Peril, published in October 2013.

She's currently working on a new series, the Vengeance Duet, which is scheduled to publish Summer 2015.



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♡ Release Boost + #Giveaway ♡ Brave (Oni Fighters #1) by Natalie Gayle @nataliegayle1 @givemebooksblog #Brave




Brave
Oni Fighters #1
by
Natalie Gayle

Release Date: July 10, 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


A moment in time, that's all it took. Beauty, pain and tragedy.

Xander "Pretty Boy" Todd was a demon in the ring. A professional MMA fighter with a career that had the world a buzz — but now it's gone. Or is it?

Eden Sommers had her dreams of an international modelling career within her grasp — and lost it. Gone within a few seconds, leaving nothing but pain.

How do you go on, when the one thing that defines you is suddenly ripped away — only to leave scars and a hollow shell in its place? Has the beauty gone forever? Or has it just retreated — to now be hidden, and dormant; guarded by the inner demons?

Can these two wounded souls find the inner strength to fight back the demons together and find the beauty in their lives once again?

To do this, they must first accept — the hardest demons to defeat are the ones inside. They'll have to be BRAVE.












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✿ Praise for Brave


"It's hard to describe how much I loved reading Brave. I have a mental list of what I think makes a great book. It's probably not everyone's list, but it's mine and it's not very often that a book ticks every one of those boxes. BRAVE is one of those books." ~ Karen — A Thousand Lives Book Blog

"This book has a lot of heart and so many emotional moments!! I totally fell for Xander, I mean how can you not?? Great great book, you'd be crazy not to one click this!!!" ~ Melissa — Apha Book Club

"This story resonated with me from the very first page and I found it hard to put down. Compassion, jealousy, sensitivity, friendship anger hate but most of all love and an overwhelming desire to overcome their own demons makes this book a must read." ~ Susan Kelly — GoodReads Reviewer

"If I could give Brave more than five stars I would. It deserves so many more than that. It has become my number one book of 2015 and one that will stay with me for a very long time to come." ~ Angela — Books and Friendz Blog

"If I could give 10 stars I genuinely would this book is an amazing read and will have you feeling so many emotions and will have you fallen in love with both Xander and Eden. And it delivers such an inspirational message that you should never judge anyone because you don't know what they are or have been through. Thank you so much Natalie for sharing this beautiful story." ~ Tracy Supple — GoodReads Reviewer

"This book contains it all! There are swoon-worthy moments, witty moments, steamy moments, and tearful moments that all come together to make this one fabulous read. Both Eden and Xander battle inner demons, proving they can overcome all adversity by being brave. This is only the first book in the Oni Fighters Series, and I cannot wait for book two." ~ Paige Smith — Hooked on Books Blog





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Fear struck through me. I hated the conversation directed to me, particularly when there were strangers involved. I could have cursed Tori. She knew better than to put me on the spot like this. I could just see her smirking face across the table from underneath my lashes as my throat started to constrict.

"You're more than welcome to come along and watch. I encourage people to come along and see for themselves what it's all about." Oh, there was that voice again.

I was torn. I didn't want to look up. I didn't want to see the embarrassment and the man with the beautiful voice looking uncomfortable when he realised what my face looked like.

Surely there was a limit to the torture?

Manners, fear, self-consciousness all warred within me.

The silence around me was deafening. I could tell they were all waiting. I could feel three sets of eyes on me watching and wondering if I was actually going to respond. Finally I took a deep breath. What did it matter if he rejected me? It had happened before, and it would happen again. I could do this. It would hurt, but I was no stranger to pain, both physical and emotional.

Very slowly I raised my chin and turned just slightly towards him. I didn't say anything. I couldn't because my throat was closed in fear and uncertainty.

The first thing I noticed was the dark jeans that hung on narrow hips, then a white T-shirt that emphasised his flat belly and defined pecs. Bravely, I raised my eyes a little higher and the pecs ran into a set of wide shoulders. There was a hint of a tattoo peeking out from under one of his short sleeves. It only made his bicep look more delicious and enticing.

I took one final harsh intake of air and allowed my eyes to complete their journey. They travelled up and up the column of his corded neck to his wide angular jaw.

His full lips were slightly turned up in what looked like a half smile or was it amusement? I could only image how it would look once the shock registered when he saw my face.

Above those lips, that looked far too sensual for any man, was a long straight nose with a hint of a flare to the nostrils. The knot in my stomach tightened even further as I finally tilted my head back far enough so my eyes could meet his.

Every muscle in my body was tensed waiting for the shock, horror and embarrassment I was about to see, once my scars registered with his brain. It was an involuntary reaction I realised. Nobody could hide it, no matter how hard they tried. It was just the shock and surprise. I don't blame them for their reactions, it just hurt that was all.

I raised my eyelids that final few millimetres and forced my eyes to focus on his. Right then and there the world stopped spinning for me. Time halted. My sisters faded into the background and I looked into the eyes of one of the most compelling people I had ever seen. Oh, he was handsome, but he was so much more.

But that was not what had me struck dumb — nope that wasn't it.

It was his eyes — those bottomless pools of black onyx. I did a mental double take. For eyes so dark they should have appeared cold and icy.

But they didn't — they weren't cold at all. They were warm and rich. Right then was the first time I could recall in the last five years, a stranger looking at me with warmth in their eyes. Not shock, not pity, not embarrassment. It was warmth.

The shock paralysed me. I didn't know what to do or how to act. My brain was shorting out. Nothing made sense. Somewhere in the back of my mind I registered my leg being kicked under the table, but even that didn't break through my connection with those eyes. I wanted to swim in them, wrap myself in their warmth and burrow down tight.

I have no idea how much time passed.

Finally, he thrust his hand forward to me and without conscious thought, I placed my hand in his to shake. What happened next shocked me even more.

He lent across the table and pulled me into a loose hug and brushed his lips against my left cheek.

My brain was fried and my nerves were all misfiring. Nothing made sense. I was so far out of my comfort zone.

He pulled back slowly and gave me a smile that I'll remember for the rest of my life.

Then he spoke and his words seemed to swirl around me in a caress.

"Hi Eden. I'm Xander Todd."

Suddenly, I realised I had no box to categorise him into.








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A confessed readaholic and romantic junkie, Natalie spends her time juggling a busy career as an IT professional and author. In between staring at a computer screen (she spends lot time doing that!) Natalie, enjoys living the Gold Coast life with her very tolerant husband and two school aged children.

She loves spending time with family and friends, hitting the beach, cooking, working out and curling up with a good book. Her pet hates are cleaning and anything else that can be considered "domestic dullness". If she could have one wish it would be to be able to fit 48 hours into 24.

Natalie is the author of the Centre Games Series. A fast paced, romantic suspense series set on the Gold Coast, Australia. The series tells the stories of the Centre, a quasi government agency established to fight environmental, biological and agricultural threats. The Centre Games books are filled with hot alpha males and the feisty independent females strong enough to capture their hearts. Natalie's books pack lots of action, hot romance and surprises.

Natalie is currently working on her fifth instalment for the Centre Games Series and a brand new series for 2015. Look out for her new release BRAVE, coming very soon and a couple of surprise projects.



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