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Blog Tour & Excerpt: Playboy by Katy Evans

A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
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Synopsis: It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won. Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…and my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.

But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble. What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?

I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
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Read Today:
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Nook https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo https://goo.gl/daUTwS
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Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ

Google Play http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY
Add to Goodreads http://bit.ly/2u05pwX
My Review: https://bit.ly/2K5vCzi

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Excerpt:
 
“So you just kissed me because you wanted to.” I speak on a breath.

“Very good. You’re perceptive. Intuitive.”

I realize he’s teasing me in that low, terribly rumbly voice and I wish he would smile at me.

He takes my hand and fingers my palm with his thumb as he leads me to our suite.

I’m sizzling where he touches me, nervously prying my hand free when he leads me into the biggest, most spectacular two-bedroom penthouse suite I’ve ever seen. Not that I’d seen one before in person, only movies.

There’s a kitchen area, and windows from floor to ceiling. A living room, a pool table, gold brass chandeliers, a brown-and-beige-patterned carpet, dark woods, Italian leathers. Gorgeous! I could move in here.

Now I see the appeal but won’t admit as much.

Thinking of our bet, I pay attention to the art on the walls. It’s expensive. I can tell by the numbered print and the signature. Painters with indecipherable and artistic signatures are often the artists to watch. It’s like they know from the moment they paint their first work that they’re on to something big, something that will distinguish their work from all others.

I wish Cullen loved art as much as I do. Maybe I could drag him away from the tables to a local gallery.

“Wow. I could just live he—” I spin around and bump into his big warm body, and he bends his head and kisses my words right out of me.

Kisses me stupid. Kisses my toes curled. Kisses my brain blank. Kisses my heart crazy.

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About the Author: 
 
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Twitter:  @authorkatyevans
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2mMgBsR
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2OoQl4H
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Review & Release Blitz: Playboy by Katy Evans

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The Cover: I think the cover for Playboy is gorgeous and the yellow with the greyscale is gorgeous but this is seriously like the millionth shirtless book cover I have seen this year! I mean probably not the millionth cover, but it certainly feels like it! That being said it definitely reminds me of Cullen and has calm, cocky, sexy attitude and I love it. 

Basics: Playboy was released on July 29th 2018, published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and is 338 pages long. Genre wise Playboy is contemporary romance and standalone. 

Description: It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…and my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
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Overall thoughts: Wow! Woooooow! WOW!! I was completely and utterly blown away and destroyed by Playboy! As many of you know, I am the biggest Katy Evans fangirl EVER and Remy from her first book, Real is my hero. But Cullen gives Remy one heck of a run for number one guy! I fell SO hard for Cullen, oh my goodness! What a character, what a man! 

Playboy is part of the Manwhore series universal but definitely can be read a standalone. I definitely loved how all the other characters were included in Cullen and Wynn’s story, everyone is married and riding off into the sunset it seems…except for gallery owner and hopeless romantic Wynn. She is getting over a bad, bad break up and is determined to leave her loser ex in the dust behind her. I don’t blame the girl either, her ex was HORRIBLE. Horrible to the point where Wynn suddenly swears off men…until she meets the Playboy that is. 

Meeting Cullen changes everything; Wynn is attracted to him, intrigued and when he offers an escape to Vegas she takes it and their trip changes everything between them. I love and I mean LOVE these two together. They are such a special couple and Evans does a fantastic job with them, they leap off the pages of Playboy and dive deep into your heart making a home there. 

No spoilers, but one of the many specials things about Katy Evans as a writer is how she makes each book and couple so relatable. Wynn and Cullen deal with something that 44% American couples face every day and I am really glad and thankful that Katy included this in their love story. I loved Playboy so much, it will definitely be one of my favorite books of the summer and the year! 
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Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “This guy us more illegal than this gambling establishment.” -Wynn

“I weep because I’m happy for them, and sad for me.” -Wynn

“Am I playing the player or has he just played me?” -Wynn

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Buy Playboy:
Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2Ks0ziz
iBooks ➜ https://goo.gl/KZtdzb
Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4
Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY
Add to Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/2u05pwX

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About the Author:
 Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with Katy Evans
Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorKatyEvans
Twitter @authorkatyevans

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book blogger meme

WWW Wednesday

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

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The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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What are you currently reading? I am currently reading It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time by Kylie Scott! 
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Blurb: Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings. Sometimes first loves are the truest.

Pre-order: Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2J5PW89
Amazon Au: https://amzn.to/2JyHaek
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2LqtaVs
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2J7Bb3Q
Nook: https://bit.ly/2sltfCu
iBooks: https://apple.co/2spWHXa
Audible: https://adbl.co/2JpIapL

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What did you recently finish reading? Playboy by Katy Evans! Gah! This book completely blew me away! I’m so excited for it’s release on July 29th! 
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Blurb: It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…and my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

Pre-order: Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2Ks0ziz
iBooks ➜ https://goo.gl/KZtdzb
Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4
Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY
Add to Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/2u05pwX

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What do you think you’ll read next? Oh my goodness! There are so many books I want to tackle on my TBR list! I definitely want to start Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, I want to re-read The Cruel Prince by Holly Black for review and several other books! I think August is looking pretty open for me ARC wise, so I definitely want to tackle several books off my TBR! 
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That’s it for my WWW Wednesday! What are your picks for this WWW Wednesday? What are you currently reading? What book did you just finish? What do you plan on reading? I would love to hear your responses!! Xo!

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book teaser · new release · pre-order

Teaser: Playboy by Katy Evas

A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

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Blurb: It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…and my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

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Pre-order Links:
Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2Ks0ziz
iBooks ➜ https://goo.gl/KZtdzb
Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4
Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY
Add to Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/2u05pwX

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book teaser

Teaser: Playboy by Katy Evans

A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.
elusive2.jpgBlurb: It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…and my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
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Pre-order Links:
Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2Ks0ziz
iBooks ➜ https://goo.gl/KZtdzb
Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4

Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY Add to Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/2u05pwX
***Playboy contains characters from the Manwhore Series, but is written to be read as a standalone.***

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book teaser · new release · pre-order

Teaser: Playboy by Katy Evans

A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

Blurb:  It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…and my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.
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Pre-order Links:
Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2Ks0ziz
iBooks ➜ https://goo.gl/KZtdzb
Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4
Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY

Add to Goodreads ➜ http://bit.ly/2u05pwX
***Playboy contains characters from the Manwhore Series, but is written to be read as a standalone.***

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Waiting on Wednesday

It has been a minute since I did a Waiting On Wednesday post! There are so many upcoming releases and I’m excited to my picks with you! 
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Blurb: Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her. Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get. Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

Publication Date: June 26th 2018 // Add to Goodreads <— // Pre-order <—

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Blurb: Jackal Emerson has never taken himself seriously. Dubbed the “orgy king,” he’s renowned for his reputation as the wild End Man. But with the uprising on the horizon and his best friend missing, Jackal is having a hard time living the same carefree existence. And then he meets a thief and everything changes.

Phoenix Moyo, principal dancer of a notorious ballet company, lives a life of rigidity. When her world collides with Jackal’s, their chemistry is evident to everyone except her. Forced to work with him to steal the most precious commodity of the Regions, she realizes too late that there is no escaping Jackal’s charisma. 

When unimaginable crimes come to light, the Regions begin to crumble. No one is safe. Families divide and secrets are exposed, danger running rampant on every side. For some, sacrifice costs everything. (Book 2 in the End of Men Series)

Publication Date: June 29 2018 // Add to Goodreads <— // Pre-order <—

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Blurb: I will not be ruled by fear.
A depraved emperor. A wasted realm. A dying race. 
With Tyrrik by my side, I’ll lead the charge to remedy it all.

After discovering the rightful heir to the Phaetyn, an alliance with the healers should be easy as pancakes. But while the armies of Verald and Gemond march to the border for war, the emperor delivers a crushing blow that threatens to put everything at risk.

As I fight my father’s staggering power, I’m compelled to face evil on his terms. A twisted darkness worse than anything I’ve experienced. Nothing could’ve prepared me for this.
How far would you go to defeat a merciless sovereign?
I’ll lie to the liars.
I’ll betray the betrayers.
I’ll kill the killers.
I will conquer my fear.
(Book #3 in the Darkest Drae series)

Publication Date: June 30 2018 // Add to Goodreads <— // Pre-order <—

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Blurb: Bitsy: I might be only nineteen, but I know what I want. It’s Leka Moore. I don’t care that he took me in when he was barely more than a kid himself. I don’t care that he raised me. I don’t care everyone thinks being with him is wrong. I know we belong together, and the only person I need to convince is him.

Leka: I found her in the corner of a dark alley. If I hadn’t taken her with me, she would’ve died that night—or maybe worse. Before I knew it, she became the light in my dark life, the haven from the madness. I watched her grow up. I tried to teach her right from wrong. Now that she’s an adult, I’m feeling things that no good man should ever feel. But then…I’ve never been a good man. I have a chance at redemption by saving her from the greatest danger of all—me.

Publication Date: July 1st 2018 // Add to Goodreads <— 

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Blurb: 
It started as a game.  We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won. 
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose. …And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael. 
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction. 
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep. 
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal. 
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble. 
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me? 
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all. 
**This book contains characters from the Manwhore series but can be read as a complete standalone**

Publication Date: June 30 2018 // Add to Goodreads <— // Pre-order <—

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Blurb: Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings. Sometimes first loves are the truest.

Publication Date: August 7th 2018 // Add to Goodreads <— // Pre-order <—

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Those are my picks for this Waiting On Wednesday post! I’m sure I’ll add more as summer continues but I’m super excited for all these books! What are some books you are waiting on this Wednesday?
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Cover Reveal · new release · pre-order

Book Announcement & Cover Reveal: Playboy by Katy Evans

A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans, Playboy coming July 29th 2018.
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Synopsis:  It started as a game. We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.
Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…and my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.
He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.
So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.
My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.
But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.
What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?
I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.

Pre-order Links:
Amazon ➜ https://amzn.to/2Ks0ziz
iBooks ➜ https://goo.gl/KZtdzb
Nook ➜ https://goo.gl/YFL3ic
Kobo ➜ https://goo.gl/daUTwS
Amazon PB ➜ https://amzn.to/2jmzNf4
Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/2rdeYWZ
Google Play ➜ http://bit.ly/2rdCLpY
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About the Author: Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with Katy Evans:
Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorKatyEvans
Twitter:  @authorkatyevans
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6997072.Katy_Evans
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorkatyevans/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/katy-evans
Amazon Author: https://amzn.to/2rdox8A

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