Friday, May 1, 2015

Lorhainne Eckhart - The Reunion is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Lorhainne Eckhart's New Book: The Reunion. 

Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, and Young Adult Author Lorhainne Eckhart is the Author of Finding Love ~ THE OUTSIDER SERIES, The Saved Series, The Wilde Brothers, Walk the Right Road Series and The Friessens series.

The Reunion

The Friessens Book 1

Author: Lorhainne Eckhart

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The family you thought you knew.
A reunion you'll never forget.
A love that lasts forever.

This emotionally charged family saga will reunite the Friessen clan in this timeless big family romance and a heartwarming celebration.
If you love big family romance series then you'll also enjoy,THE WILDE BROTHERS.
THE WILDE BROTHERS: Come and meet the Wilde Brothers of Idaho. Joe, Logan, Ben, Samuel, and Jake. You'll love the western flair and hot men and strong women in this romantic family saga.

Excerpt from The Reunion

“Are the kids asleep?” Candy asked. She was sitting at the small writing desk in their massive bedroom, which could have been a suite in itself, with a massive four-poster and a new sectional in front of a fireplace that Neil couldn’t remember ever having been used. He loved the colors, the red and gold, the dark wood, and the local native art covering the walls.

“Bathed, fed, watered, and tucked in for the night,” he replied. “Cat was out by the time her head hit the pillow, snuggled in beside little Becky, and she was out, too, by the time I finished that last story. Michael dropped off to sleep before he finished his bottle.”

Neil loved his children and enjoyed these moments when he could be a part of their lives, doing the small things he realized his brothers never did. He kicked off his sandals, feeling gritty from the humid heat that had blasted in. It was as if Cancun had only two seasons: summer and summer. Then again, there was also the stormy season.

Candy was watching him as she slid around in that straight-backed chair, putting the pen she was holding down on top of the small diary she’d started writing in. Instead of closing it this time, she left it open, her hand resting on the side of the hardcover book. Maybe she noticed the way he took in the book and her neat penmanship as he walked toward her.

“Good,” she replied. She was looking at him, and he could see the vulnerability and shyness in her, which would surface at the oddest times. He stopped right beside her, touching her bare shoulder. She was stunning even in shorts and a tank top. She was slim and curvy, and he loved her long, straight hair even though she insisted on pulling it back and knotting it on top of her head. He reached behind and unclipped it, and the silky strands slipped past her shoulders and down her back. Her hair was long enough to reach her waist, and he loved running his hands through it.

He slid both hands over her cheeks, holding her face as he leaned down and kissed her, allowing his lips to linger for a few seconds. He didn’t push the kiss, pulling back just enough to rub his nose with hers and feel her warm breath mix with his.

Candy slid her hand over his wrist as he watched her. Her dark eyes could, at times, smolder with a fire that turned from passion to anger so fast it made his head spin. He had seen enough anger from her when she thought she hated him, back before the storm. The passion was something he brought to life every time he had her under him or when she rode him, slow and easy, in the morning before either was really awake. His woman was complicated, anything but simple, even though he knew she believed she was ordinary. No, his Candy was the best. She was the world to him. She was a single-malt whiskey that was smooth and burning, one he could appreciate. He wondered whether she’d ever believe how good she was. At one time, he knew she believed she wasn’t good enough for him, but the truth was that he wasn’t good enough for her. She was the prize.

“You all right?” She gave him an odd look and ran her hand up his arm. He loved it when she touched him.

“Of course. Was just thinking how lucky I am.”

“Oh?” She smiled up at him and left her book open as she stood, putting her hand on the flat of his chest and stepping closer so he could wrap his arms around her. She fit so perfectly, and he could have looked down at her book and read it, he was so close. But he couldn’t do that to her. The diary was hers, her thoughts, something personal and private. He knew he couldn’t cross that line—even though he wanted to know everything she was thinking at every moment.

“You love writing in that book,” he said. “What it is you put down in there?”

Candy couldn’t hide from him, and he could sense the moment she felt uneasy. It was so subtle, the change in her body, from leaning into him, her energy reaching out and touching him, to pulling away. He rubbed her back and lower, over her sweet ass, holding her to him, not hard but in a way that let her know she could step away if she wanted. He wanted her with him, always, to stay close to him, but it had to be her choice. That nearly killed him at times, but the saying was “If you love someone, set her free, for if she truly loves you, she will always return.” For Neil right now, because of what he’d done, he’d learned that with Candy, it was so true. He couldn’t push, not ever again.

She was pulling her lower lip in between her teeth, so he reached up and ran his thumb over it until she let it go. “You’ll think it’s silly,” she said.

“No, I don’t think it’s silly. It’s important to you, it means something to you, so it’s important to me. Nothing you ever do is silly.”

She appeared surprised by what he said. He wondered whether him being so possessive of her, attempting to rearrange things for her, taking care of everything, had made her think he would pry. She opened her mouth to say something, and he could feel her relax against him as she slid her hand up his chest. He could feel the slight tremble in her hand.

“You don’t have to share it,” he said.

Her eyes darted up so fast. He could see the surprise, maybe because he’d always pushed, expecting her to share everything, body, mind, and soul. He still wanted that, but something had changed when he’d hurt her with his betrayal—his secrets.

No more, ever.

“They’re just my thoughts, feelings,” she said, and she didn’t need to say any more. He could tell she expected him to push.

“These are things you don’t want to share with me?” He had to know, to have some idea of where she was in her head with him, just to understand where they still needed to go to heal.

“You’d think they’re silly, I’m sure. I’d feel foolish voicing them, but I want to be able to put it down. It helps me,” she whispered.

He nodded although he couldn’t help feeling a little hurt that she didn’t want to share everything with him. He also knew he couldn’t push, not anymore.

“Thank you,” she said.

“For what?”

“For not pushing, for not insisting on reading it. You’ve never looked at it, have you?”

Before, he would have. That was the old Neil, who was so obsessed with having Candy and molding her into who he believed she should be. What a fool he’d been. “No, I wouldn’t do that, although I am curious,” he teased.

She slid her hand around his waist and slapped his butt playfully, hugging him closer. She had the most beautiful smile as she leaned in and tilted her head up, again biting her lower lip. “Maybe one day I’ll show you.”

What could he say to that? She watched him with a lightness in her eyes that melted away the uncertainty that had been between them moments ago. He wanted her to trust him again. Oh, he knew she did in some things, but he wanted that ultimate trust where she would believe that her precious, vulnerable heart would be safe with him regardless of what life threw their way. If and when she trusted him completely again, he swore to God that he would never let her down again.

“I would love that,” he said.

Author Genre: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, Young Adult

Website: Lorhainne Eckhart
Twitter: @Leckhart
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Author Description: USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart's books have been described as Longmire meets old school Dallas and she recently received the 2013 Readers' Favorite Award for Romantic Suspense for her title Lost and Found. With over 30 titles under her belt, she is frequently a top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres such as Romance, Westerns and Mystery/Suspense, including such series as The Outsider, Walk the Right Road, The Wilde Brothers, The Saved and her most recent addition The Friessens: A New Beginning.

Lorhainne lives on sunny Salt Spring Island with her family where she is working on her next novel.

Author's Book List
Traded - The Wilde Brothers Book 7
Jake Wilde has two loves, but neither is going his way.

Jake Wilde, the youngest of the Wilde brothers, has it all. He's a pro football star with the woman of his dreams by his side...or so he thought.

In a desperate attempt to keep the woman he loves, he asks her to marry him. The last thing Jake Wilde expects is for her to turn him down and walk out the door at the same time that his football team decides to trade him.

Chris Jeger, a legal assistant and part-time cheerleader for the Cardinals, has been waiting for true love. When she overhears Jake Wilde making a personal plea to some woman on the phone, she can see he's heading down the road to disaster. Instead of walking away, she steps in to offer him advice so he doesn't turn his life upside down the same way she once did.

Their friendship develops, and one night their emotions collide--but when someone unexpected suddenly knocks on his door, Jake learns that sometimes, what you wish for isn't what you really want.

As real life interferes with her hopes and dreams, will Chris once again be brokenhearted, left on the outside looking in?

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A Vow of Love - The Friessens: A New Beginning Book 4
Sometimes, families need a helping hand...

Holidays are about family, love, and giving; but this Christmas, the Friessens are in for a rough holiday season.

Thirteen days before Christmas, a letter arrives in the mail--a letter that was never meant for Candy Friessen. When she opens it, she discovers a lie that rocks her world, and she begins to question everything she and Neil have created together, including his love for her and their family.

Seven days before Christmas, Candy's heart is breaking. She makes plans to leave, but when a call one night alerts all the Friessens that Becky, their mother, is fighting for her life in the hospital, they rush to her bedside without a second thought. Faced with uncertainty, Brad, Neil, Jed, and their wives are together for Christmas, but there's no happy celebration, no gifts piled under the tree.

And for Candy and Neil, once trust is destroyed, is the bond of family strong enough to keep them together?

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A Different Kind of Love - The Friessens: A New Beginning Book 3
A Different Kind of Love brings back the couple that started it all: Brad and Emily. You fell in love with them in The Forgotten Child. Now, years later, they face an entirely new set of challenges with their preteen autistic boy when his mother, Crystal, returns. She wants a relationship with the boy she abandoned--something Brad and Emily never expected. She says she's changed, but can the Friessens believe her?

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Friendly Fire - The Wilde Brothers series Book 2
In FRIENDLY FIRE, after a roadside bomb ends his career in the marines, Logan Wilde struggles to put his life back together. When he takes a job as a sheriff in a small Idaho town, he expects a quiet, peaceful life that will bore him to tears. However, Logan hides a painful secret: He suffers from sleepless nights and flashbacks that come out of nowhere, and anything can be a trigger.

From the moment the new sheriff walks through the door of Julia Cooper’s cafe, she fights the attraction between them, especially after Logan shoots a carafe right from her hands when he’s startled by a car backfiring in the street outside. Julia has seen that wild look before: She saw it in her father’s eyes right before he shoved a gun to his head and killed himself.

Julia decides she needs to meet someone average, someone who has never handled a gun. Everyone is convinced that her daughter’s teacher is the perfect match for her, but when she’s with him, she misses the sparks that always sizzle between her and Logan—and when her daughter goes missing, it’s Logan who’s there for her, Logan who searches with her, and Logan she leans on.

Worse, Logan suspects that the teacher knows something about the disappearance, and he may not be the safe, dependable guy Julia believes him to be.

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The Price to Love - The Friessens: A New Beginning Book 2
In THE PRICE TO LOVE...I knew my husband wanted a baby, but I couldn't give him one. When Neil paid for a surrogate and moved her into our home, he told me not to worry, but I couldn't help but notice that she recognized the strong, sexy alpha male inside him, and I suddenly felt as if I was on the outside looking in.

Then, one day, I met Cat, the young girl who stole my heart. I saw something in Cat that I couldn't turn away from: a damaged, scarred soul filled with the kind of despair and hopelessness that should never have been in the innocent eyes of a child.

Cat needed me--my voice, my hugs, and my love--and she captured my heart. However, neither Neil nor his family understood my need to help her. I found myself alone, and I knew I was the only one who could save Cat before it was too late.

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Blown Away, The Final Chapter - Book 5, Walk the Right Road, A Romantic Suspense
Imagine that the man who’s been the source of all your misery shows up on your doorstep. Imagine this man wants your forgiveness for every bad thing he’s done to you and your friends. Would you believe him?

Marcie, Maggie, and Diane all have one thing in common: Dan McKenzie, an unscrupulous man who uses women. His motto in life is “Lie, cheat, and steal.” He faked his death and tried to frame Maggie’s husband with his murder. He blackmailed Marcie to run drugs for him. And Diane, a cop, had to stand by, knowing he was responsible for planting drugs in her partner’s locker. He’s always walked away scot free. Until now.

As the friends move on with their lives, Maggie and her husband plan for another child after surviving the loss of their daughter. Zac asks Diane to marry him, though he hides a secret from his past that could destroy the future they have planned. And though Marcie and Sam are expecting their second child, their relationship teeters on the brink of disaster.

What these three friends don’t expect is that sometimes, life has a way of evening the score.

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Bounty - Book 4, Walk the Right Road Series: A Romantic Suspense, Danger ~ Deception ~ Devotion
Most cops have a past.
•A past they can speak of.
•A past they can share.
•But not Diane....

That is until one night a body is discovered on the highway close to her home. But when she meets Zac the mysterious and sexy new forensics guy, who not only discovers all she's been hiding, he's the one man who can find a way into her heart.

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Lost and Found - Walk the Right Road Series, Book 2
From the bestselling author in Mystery Series and Police Procedural comes LOST AND FOUND "2013 Readers' Favorite Award Finalist" and sequel to THE CHOICE.

*Warning* This series is filled with sexual tension, rough language and steamy romantic suspense.

"There was not a human emotion I did not go through while reading this book. I will forewarn you, you will need a box of tissues and a punching bag while reading this dynamic tale." - Romance Junkies

Overview•A hit and run on a deserted country road.
•A woman over the edge, a husband with secrets.
•And a 911 caller with a murder no one saw coming.
More Praise for LOST AND FOUND...

Lost and Found is a gritty family drama of love, loss, and danger. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys reading stories with strong family values prevailing against tough odds.
Dorothy Johnson

Absolutely 5 stars! This book kept me awake far too late so I could find out how this poor woman survives…
Mimi Barbour Author, His Devious Angel

If you love the steamy murder mysteries of Lisa Jackson and couldn't get enough of the irresistible crime thriller Gone Girl, then you'll love LOST AND FOUND, Book 2 in this sizzling new suspense series.

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VANISHED - The Saved Series, A Military Romance
Abby has married the man of her dreams. He rescued her, and he's the father of her child. Everything should be perfect, but she begins to relive her nightmare from when she was taken... and one night she disappears, leaving her children alone in the dead of night, her husband on a military ship halfway around the world. But when Eric arrives home and the search begins, there are two disturbing questions: Was someone in the house? And how is it possible for Abby to simply vanish?

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The Choice - Book 1, Walk the Right Road Series
The suspense of an action thriller and chemistry of a romance novel.

One Woman...

Marcie is crazy in love with Dan who has been using her and promising his love in return. And she'll do anything for him, which is fast becoming a one way ticket to trouble. But in a freak accident she loses her memory landing in the path of sexy DEA Agent Sam Carre.

Two Men...
For DEA Agent Sam Carre when this attractive stranger lands in his path he just can't resist helping her, even though he's haunted by a past that gives him no peace. But as the sparks fly so do questions of what she's really involved in.

And a choice that could kill her…
This complex case pushes them both to explain the unexplainable bringing them face to face with generations-old evil and a haunting question. Sam's forced to make a choice: walk away from the attraction connecting them or risk losing everything.

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The One - Book 1, of The Wilde Brothers, A Contemporary Western Romance
Margaret Gordon was a prominent Seattle surgeon until a slip of her knife left a young boy without a future. After being fired, she returns to her family ranch, the perfect spot to hide out from everyone and lick her wounds, with no one around but her horse.

Margaret has never considered herself a horse person. In truth, though, she understands horses better than people. When Joe Wilde, a widower, drives up one morning with a teenage boy and a horse with a problem, Margaret turns into the klutzy misfit she used to be, and the torch she silently carried for Joe all through school is rekindled. However, when smooth-talking Joe convinces Margaret to work with the temperamental horse, she grows closer to Joe's son, Ryan, and soon learns the horse's issues are rooted in problems between the two--especially Ryan's anxiety over the fact that his father is now dating a woman who's only interested in the sexy Joe Wilde, not his misfit of a son.

Ryan wants Margaret to be his mother, so he takes matters into his own hands, setting Margaret in his father's path every chance he gets. Even though sparks fly and sizzle between them, Joe believes Margaret has despised him all his life, and he decides all his rebellious son needs is a mother. When Joe proposes marriage to the wrong woman, his son takes off into the wilderness with only a backpack and a feisty horse.

To Joe's surprise, it's Margaret who saddles up her horse and heads off alone with him over a hundred miles of wilderness in a race against time and the elements to find his son. With Ryan's life in jeopardy, will Margaret be able to put aside her differences with Joe and realize that he's The One?

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Saved - Book 1 of The Saved Series, A Military Romance
Growing up I had dreams that one day I'd fall in love, get married and start a family. Then one night I was taken. But I survived, I escaped and I was saved. Eric didn't see me as damaged. He didn't see my baby as a monster. He protected me, he kept me safe ... he saved me.

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The Wedding - #7 in Finding Love~The Outsider Series: The Friessens, A Contemporary Western Romance
Candy McCrae has everything she could ever want, and she's about to marry the one man she's always loved. He has money, he's powerful, he's drop-dead gorgeous, and he has a very close, attentive family with babies, nieces, and nephews running everywhere. For the first time, Candy has someone making decisions for her. So why is she so nervous?

Candy is the one woman Neil has always wanted, a woman who doesn't care about flash and glitter and status, and he can't get her to the altar fast enough. He has plans for his bride-to-be. He wants a family, lots of children, and for her to be a part of his world, with all its money, power, and million-dollar deals. He'll look after her so she'll never have to struggle again, and he's planned and organized everything.

She goes along with it until the wedding, when she takes Neil's hand to be his wife, and what she's refused to share will change their lives forever....

Candy McCrae has everything she could ever want, and she's about to marry the one man she's always loved. He has money, he's powerful, he's drop-dead gorgeous, and he has a very close, attentive family with babies, nieces, and nephews running everywhere. For the first time, Candy has someone making decisions for her. So why is she so nervous?

Candy is the one woman Neil has always wanted, a woman who doesn't care about flash and glitter and status, and he can't get her to the altar fast enough. He has plans for his bride-to-be. He wants a family, lots of children, and for her to be a part of his world, with all its money, power, and million-dollar deals. He'll look after her so she'll never have to struggle again, and he's planned and organized everything.

She goes along with it until the wedding, when she takes Neil's hand to be his wife, and what she's refused to share will change their lives forever….

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The Unexpected Storm - #6 in Finding Love~THE OUTSIDER SERIES, A Contemporary Western Romance
Candy McRae is barely making ends meet. She's heartbroken and alone with her horses, living hand to mouth on the most sought after oceanfront property. Everyone wants it, including the wealthy hunk who owns the estate next door. And when he offers to buy it she refuses. His first mistake was asking her out. His second was not meaning it. Even though he could solve all her problems, she'd rather sell to the devil himself.

Smart and sexy Neil Friessen is quite the catch. He's not only drop dead gorgeous with a body women dream of. He's wealthy, stubborn, arrogant and thoughtful. He attracts women, and million dollar deals, and plans to build a resort on the property next to his. He has the plans, the money, and the resources. The only thing standing between him and his sweet deal is the dark haired beauty who owns the property he wants.

When a storm forces everyone to evacuate Candy refuses to leave her animals, and her property. But it's Neil who shows up, Neil who rescues her. Except by the time he finds her, vulnerable and hurt, they can't get out. Neil is alone with the one woman he's always wanted. And he'll have to choose between this dark haired beauty that fills his dreams every night, and building his million dollar resort.

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Runaway - #5 of Finding Love ~ THE OUTSIDER SERIES, A Contemporary Western Romance
"Where's my wife..."

Andy Friessen has been looking for Laura for six months. After she walked out with her son, no goodbye, with no money and leaving everything he bought her, behind. But he knew she'd come crawling back, she needed him. After all he married her to protect her. And any woman would give their right arm to be his wife.

And then for six months his conscience poked at what an ass he'd been: ?Until he's served...for divorce.

?Even though Andy is the first man she's every truly loved, and the first to break her heart, Laura plans to never see him again. After all to him she was nothing but a nuisance, someone he could order around, just another woman to warm his bed at night.

?But Laura is hurt and she's thought nothing through including the fact she's keeping the biggest surprise from him yet.

?She's pregnant.

And when Andy finds out … all hell will break loose.

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Secrets - #4 in Finding Love ~ THE OUTSIDER SERIES, A Contemporary Western Romance
For Diana, Jed was the first man she trusted. He was the first man to show her what true love was. He was the father of her child, the one man she could always count on. Until one spring day Jed falls from the roof of the barn and Diana's world as she knows it begins to unravel.

Diana is forced to face two things, her husband's secrets, and what if... there was no Jed.

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The Awakening - #3 of Finding Love ~ THE OUTSIDER SERIES, A Holiday Western Romance
Laura, a young single mother is barely making ends meet working as a maid at the Friessen mansion. Until one day she is fired, the next day she is evicted, and two days later her son is taken away.

Wealthy rancher Andy Friessen can have any woman he wants, but when Laura is fired by his mother over something he was responsible for, well his conscience gets the better of him and he steps in to help. The problem is when he goes looking for Laura he not only discovers she's been living in her car, but the state took her child away.

With Andy standing beside her through a courtroom fiasco, they must fight together to regain custody of her son.

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Fallen Hero - #2 in Finding Love ~ THE OUTSIDER SERIES, A Contemporary Western Romance
A cowboy who walked away from his family's fortune.
A woman who returned for justice.
What they didn't expect was to find love.

Praise for FALLEN HERO (Jed & Diana) ....

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The Forgotten Child - Book 1 of Finding Love ~ THE OUTSIDER SERIES, A Contemporary Western Romance
He wasn't looking to love again. But what he got was a woman who shook his lonely bitter world upside down, and touched him in a way no other woman could.

Emily Nelson, a courageous young mother, ends a loveless, bitter marriage and strikes out on her own. She answers an ad as a cook and live-in caregiver to a three-year-old boy on a local ranch. Ranch owner Brad Friessen hires and moves in Emily and her daughter. But Emily soon discovers something's seriously wrong with the boy, and the reclusive, difficult man who hired her can't see the behavior and how delayed his son is. So Emily researches until she stumbles across what she suspects are the soft signs of autism. Now she must tell him, give him hope, and help him come to terms with this neurological disorder--to take the necessary steps to get his child the help he needs.

As their lives become intertwined, their attraction is unavoidable--a connection sparks between them. But just as they're getting close, Brad's estranged wife, Crystal, returns after abandoning the family two years earlier. Among the shock and confusion is one disturbing question Brad can't shake: How does Crystal know so much of his personal business, the inner working of the ranch, and Emily's relationship with his son?

Crystal must've had a plan, as she somehow gains the upper hand, driving a wedge in the emotional bond forged between Brad, Emily, and the children. The primary focus for care and therapy of three-year-old Trevor is diverted. The lengths to which Crystal will go, the lies, the greed, just to keep what's hers, are nothing short of cold and calculating. Emily's forced out of the house. Brad fights to save his boy, to protect what's his, and struggles over his greatest sacrifice--Emily, and the haunting question: Has he lost her forever?

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