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Journey to Honor (Knights of Honor #4) by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #medievalromanceWelcome Alexa Aston, author of Journey to Honor (Knights of Honor Book 4), a new medieval historical romance.

Why did you write this book?

I wrote Journey to Honor as a continuation of my Knights of Honor series. I had told the love story of Elysande Le Cler in Code of Honor, the previous book. Now Elysande’s sister, Avelyn Le Cler, gets to find her own HEA with dashing knight Sir Kenric Fairfax.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I adore romance but I’m also addicted to thrillers!

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

I think we’d all like to be Miss Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. I know I would!

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m hard at work on Heart of Honor, Book 5 in my Knights of Honor series. Books 5-10 will feature the six children of Geoffrey and Merryn de Montfort, my couple from Book 1’s Word of Honor.

Heart of Honor will focus on the oldest de Montfort child, Alys, who is a healer just like her mother.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Heart of Honor will be released on October 25. In 2018, Books 6-9 (Ancel, Edward, Hal, and Nan) will appear. The series will close out in early 2019 with the final book (Jessimond).

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre: Medieval historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

When twin boys are born, a servant with a grudge switches their birth order…

1366 A.D. – Kenric Fairfax is raised as the second son of the Earl of Shadowfaire. The day of his Knighting Ceremony, a tragedy takes place—and Kenric flees the north of England, putting his past behind him as he swears he will never marry. He becomes a trusted knight in service to Lord Michael Devereux, who asks Kenric to lead an escort party from London in order to bring his wife’s sister home to Sandbourne.

Avelyn Le Cler has spent a year as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Philippa and finds the treachery at the royal court not to her liking. She looks forward to a summer visit with her sister Elysande, who will soon give birth to her first child. While journeying from London, Avelyn discovers a secret about Sir Kenric Fairfax that could change his life—if he believes her.

But Avelyn is plagued with doubts since she has no proof to present Kenric. As the couple falls in love, Avelyn knows she must reveal to Kenric the truth she has learned about his birth—even if it costs her everything.

Join Kenric and Avelyn as the truth rips them apart—but their enduring love brings them together again.

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B07118ZCNM

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Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.

She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.
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Curse of the Healer by Ashley York @ashleyyork1066 #RLFblog #historical #romanceToday’s featured book is Curse of the Healer, a historical romance by Ashley York

After the death of Brian Boru in 1014, a legend arose of a healer so great she could raise a man from the dead, with a power so strong it could make any warrior the next high king of Éire…and to steal it away from her, he need only possess her.

Fated to be a healer…

Aednat has spent her entire life training to be the great healer, knowing she must remain alone. When she meets Diarmuid, the intense attraction she feels toward him shakes her resolve to believe in such a legend. If she gives in to the passion he ignites in her, can she settle for being less?

Destined to be his…

Diarmuid of Clonascra is renowned for his bravery in battle. Only one thing daunts him: the prospect of taking a wife. The safest course would be to keep his distance from Aednat, the bold, headstrong healer who’s far too tempting for his peace of mind. But his overking orders him to protect her from a group of craven warriors intent on kidnapping her to steal her power.

What starts as duty for Diarmuid quickly transforms into something more. Aednat’s power might be at risk, but so is his closed-off heart.

Curse of the Healer Genre – historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13 (steamy)
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Aside from two years spent in the wilds of the Colorado mountains, Ashley York is a proud life-long New Englander and a hardcore romantic. She has an MA in History which brings with it, through many years of research, a love for primary documents and the smell of musty old libraries. With her author’s imagination, she likes to write about people who could have lived alongside those well-known giants from the past.

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Welcome, Alexa Aston, author of Code of Honor (Book 3
Knights of Honor), a new medieval romance.
Why did you write
this book?
This historical romance continues my series on medieval
knights. Dragonblade Publishing has extended the series from 6 to 10 books
since it’s proving so popular with medieval readers!
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I love a great thriller with bits of history thrown in.
Steve Berry does a fantastic job of this.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Miss Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice is the sister
of my heart.
What are you working
on at the moment?
I’m hard at work on Journey of Honor, the 4th book in my
series. It will come out in late June this year.
What books will we see
from you in coming months?
Besides Journey of Honor, I’ll release Book 5 in The Knights
of Honor. Heart of Honor releases in late October.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Genre: medieval historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
1365 A.D. – After the Earl of Sandbourne banishes his
supposedly unfaithful wife to a convent, his young son Michael swears never to
set foot on the family’s estate until after his father’s death. Michael will
then claim his title as the new earl and restore his beloved mother to a place
of honor.
Fifteen years pass, and the now-knighted Sir Michael
Devereux serves Lord Geoffrey de Montfort at Kinwick Castle. He accompanies the
nobleman and his family to a wedding, where Michael unknowingly falls in love
with the bride before he even knows her identity.
Lady Elysande Le Cler is angry that her usually indulgent
father went against her wishes and betrothed her to a stranger prior to his
death. Now as her wedding day approaches, dread fills her—until she meets a
dashing stranger who helps her deliver a foal. Elysande loses her heart to this
knight, frustrated that they can never be together.
Join Michael and Elysande as they find fate has other plans
in store for them.

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Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop
to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense
desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.
She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval
romance series that takes place in 14th century England during the reign of
Edward III and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the
code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.
A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas
suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories
while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t
get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic
suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.

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Welcome, Beatrice Bordel, from Marked by Honor (Book 2
Knights of Honor), a new medieval historical romance.
Genre medieval historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
1363 A.D. – Lady Beatrice Bordel loses her mother and
grandfather on the same day, leaving her penniless. With no protector and no
prospects for marriage, her future is dismal. Hoping her grandfather’s oldest
friend will take her in, Beatrice journeys north and is set upon by a band of
highwaymen. All seems lost—until Sir Raynor Le Roux arrives.
Raynor nurses a broken heart as he returns to his home. He
comes upon a scene of horror in the woods and rescues a beautiful woman who
stirs strong emotions within him. When he learns that Lady Beatrice travels to
her betrothed and is alone in the world, the code of chivalry that guides
Raynor’s life compels him to escort her so that she may marry her intended.
But Beatrice has told Raynor a white lie, trying to protect
herself, even as she is drawn to the handsome knight. As their growing
attraction turns to love, her dishonesty stands in the way. Will Beatrice admit
to her deception and tell Raynor the truth—or will this chivalrous knight turn
away from the women he desires?
Join Raynor and Beatrice as they travel toward their
inevitable destination of love.

Introducing Beatrice Bordel

Age: one and twenty
Gender: female
Birthplace: England
Profession: noblewoman
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Please provide a
physical description of yourself.
I am considered petite, especially when I stand next to Sir
Raynor Le Roux. I have straight hair that falls to my waist, a rich brown in
color, and my brown eyes are mixed with amber. My skin is porcelain, and I have
a dimple in my right cheek.
Please tell us a
little about yourself.
I am quite practical in nature. We have little coin, and
I’ve never known any luxuries. I enjoy gardening and sewing and cook better
than most. I play the lute and compose my own songs. I have been afraid of
horses my entire life because when I was young and riding with my father, we
were thrown. I survived the fall, but my father died soon after. I’ve grown up
in isolation, with my mother and grandfather as my only companions. Grandfather
says I’m most stubborn.
Who is the significant
other in your life?
I have fallen in love with the most dashing knight in all of
England, Sir Raynor Le Roux. Unfortunately, I told Sir Raynor a small, white
lie in order to protect myself. If he finds out the truth, I shudder to think
what might occur between us.
Do you have children?
More than anything, I long to be married and have children.
We are poor, though, and Grandfather cannot afford the bridal price. I fear I
will never know the touch of a man nor carry a babe in my belly.
If someone from your past
showed up, who would you most want it to be, and why?
If my father could once again enter my life, I would be the
happiest woman in England. He died in a riding accident when I was young. I can
still remember how we would race on his horse around the meadow, the colors
flying by, and the wind in my hair. I loved Father more than anyone in the
world and miss him every day.
What is your biggest personal
flaw?
My biggest flaw is that I am a liar. I never was before, but
suddenly I find I have lied to my landlord, to the man I love, and to the man I
hope will offer me refuge in his castle. Lying is a grievous sin, and I can
only hope that God will forgive me.
What would you like
people who hear your story to know?
I did receive my happily ever after with Raynor, thanks to
Alexa Aston. I would tell others that they must be strong and truthful,
especially with those they love.

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Code of Honor (Book 3 Knights of Honor)

Alexa Aston Social Media

Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop
to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense
desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.
She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval
romance series that takes place in 14th century England during the reign of
Edward III and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the
code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.
A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas
suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories
while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t
get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic
suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.

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Today’s featured book is A Bit of Heaven on Earth by Lauren Linwood.’

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Title: A Bit of Heaven on Earth
Genre: medieval historical romance
Author: Lauren Linwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
When Gavin of Ashgrove and his closest friend are captured in a fierce battle during the Hundred Years’ War, their captors demand a hefty ransom from their fathers for their return. Robert is quickly set free, but Gavin’s father refuses to pay for his son’s release, leaving him to rot in a squalid French prison. Aided by a sympathetic priest, he escapes and returns home to England, only to find he has been proclaimed a bastard and disinherited.
With nowhere to turn Gavin journeys to Kentwood, where he fostered as a boy, hoping Lord Aldred will take him on as a knight in his guard. The old warrior is close to death, but he soon realizes Gavin is his son. Aldred plots to have Gavin inherit Kentwood and marry his much younger wife, Elizabeth, a famed and opinionated beauty who remains a virgin after a decade of marriage.
Will the king recognize Lord Aldred’s first request of a marriage between Elizabeth and Robert, uniting Robert’s estate with Kentwood—or will the temperamental Edward reward Aldred’s years of service and honor a dying man’s final request?

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Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

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Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

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Today’s featured book is Word of Honor (Knights of Honor #1)
by Lauren Linwood, writing as Alexa Aston.

About the Book

Word of Honor Knights of Honor #1
Genre Medieval Romance
Become swept away in Alexa Aston’s new Knights of Honor, a
medieval series set in the time of Edward III’s reign in England. At its heart
are Geoffrey and Merryn, who will find lasting love in Word of Honor. This pair
plays a part in each book of the series–sometimes small, sometimes large–as new
couples come together to find passion and true love. Each romance focuses on
honor and the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.
1351 A.D. Betrothed from a young age, Merryn Mantel and
Geoffrey de Montfort are that rare couple–a love match. They spend five long
years apart when Geoffrey leaves England to fight against the French. Geoffrey
returns after the English victory at Poitiers, and he and Merryn wed. They
spend one blissful night consummating their love, looking forward to a
promising future together.
Yet Geoffrey vanishes the next day. Merryn is left lonely
and confused as she clings to the hope that one day her husband will come back to
her. Geoffrey finally returns almost seven years later. This new Geoffrey is a
stranger to Merryn. He refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed
away from the woman he loved.
Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal,
or can Geoffrey and Merryn recapture the love they once shared?
Join Geoffrey and Merryn as they fight for the love both
have held in their hearts despite their years apart.

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About the Author

Alexa Aston’s is the author of The Knights of Honor, a
medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England and centers on
the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound
knights of this era.
A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas
suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories
while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t
get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic
suspense novels as Lauren Linwood.

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Meet Lady Larkin Rosham aka Liar Larkin from The Herald’s Heart by Rue Allyn.

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Historical romance author Rue Allyn lives in southeast Michigan with the love of her life and one tyrannical cat, where she works daily on making Happy Ever After come true.

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Title The Herald’s Heart
Genre Medieval Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Royal herald, Sir Talon Quereste could never love an overly adventurous, impulsive, argumentative woman of dubious background who threatens everything he values. Lady Larkin Rosham can only despise a man who would deny her identity and steal her heritage. So why has fate thrown them together to solve the mysteries of the heart?

Introducing Lady Larkin Rosham aka Liar Larkin

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We’re happy to have you here today.
Name: Lady Larkin Rosham aka Liar Larkin
Age:  Twenty three
Gender:  Female
Birthplace:  Rosham Castle, on the coast of Northumbria
Profession:  Carter
Describe your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars.
I am of medium height with a slim build. As for the rest, Sir Talon Quereste describes me this way: “She possessed the most beautiful face he’d ever seen. A delicate nose flared in a perfect oval framed with fiery red tresses. Long, dark lashes fluttered over bright, exotically tilted blue eyes. A berry-red mouth formed an O. Ivory satin skin pinked over high cheekbones.
Who is the significant other in your life?
I was married by proxy to the Earl of Hawksedge, Sir Talon’s father, but murder prevented me from every truly becoming the Earl’s wife. Now that I’ve met the son, I can honestly say he fascinates me. However, I have my doubts that he is truly the man for me.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a fairly simple woman, thrust into extraordinary circumstances when my family was murdered by the man I was to marry. I suffered from what is now called hysterical muteness for seven years. When I finally regained my voice no one would believe me when I told them I was Lady Larkin Rosham, Countess Hawksedge. Instead they proclaimed me Liar Larkin for telling a truth that the murdering Earl of Hawksedge did not want to hear.
If we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?
There was a time when you would not have been able to hear my voice. Now, I would say that my defining characteristic would be clarity. My voice is a very clear alto and quite soothing when I am not compelled to shout.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly? 
I’ve been living hand to mouth, since I left the abbey where I took shelter during my mute years. The abbess was kind enough to help me find a hut to call home and gave me a cart and horse to use in making a living by running errands for the folk of Hawkingsedge.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
That I may never be able to convince anyone of the truth that I am Lady Larkin Rosham.
What is your breaking point?
Betrayal. The betrayal of men has caused me no end of pain and anguish, first my proxy-husband, then his son who claimed to believe me then thought me capable of murder.
What would you like to tell your writer?
You should have made Talon believe me sooner. We would not have suffered so much, if you’d given him just a smidgen more faith in me?

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This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Historical romance author Rue Allyn lives in southeast Michigan with the love of her life and one tyrannical cat, where she works daily on making Happy Ever After come true.

Interview with Rue Allyn

Why did you write this book?
I wrote these books because The heroes and heroines of these books are very real to me, and their stories are very dear to my heart.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Historical romance of just about any period.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Difficult to say but at the moment, Chaucer’s Wife of Bath
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m delighted to say I’m working on my first regency romance. In the months after that is completed I hope to be writing more medieval romances and a few set in the American west of the1870s.
Please tell us about your latest book.
There’s danger by day and wild conquest by night when Scottish and English nobles clash in this medieval romance bundle. Don’t miss a moment as these knights in shining armor launch valiant quests and discover love where they least expect it.

About the Book

Title The Knight Chronicles ~ The Complete Collection
Genre Medieval Romance
Author Rue Allyn
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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Meet Sir Talon Quereste from The Herald’s Heart. 

Author Bio

Historical romance author Rue Allyn lives in southeast Michigan with the love of her life and one tyrannical cat, where she works daily on making Happy Ever After come true.

About the Book

Title The Herald’s Heart
Genre Medieval Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings G, PG, PG13, R): R
Royal herald, Sir Talon Quereste could never love an overly adventurous, impulsive, argumentative woman of dubious background who threatens everything he values. Lady Larkin Roshan can only despise a man who would deny her identity and steal her heritage. So why has fate thrown them together to solve the mysteries of the heart?

Introducing Sir Talon Quereste

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We’re happy to have you here today.
Name: Sir Talon Querest
Age:  Twenty six
Gender:  Male
Birthplace:  Hawksedge Keep, on the coast of Northumbria near the Scottish border
Profession:  Royal Herald
Ethnicity/Species (if not human):
Describe your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars. I have, according to most women, guinea gold hair and pansy purple eyes. (Snickers) As if any knight would admit to something so effeminate as eyes the color of pansies. My chin is square and my mouth firm-lipped. I’m proud that there’s nothing weak about me, physically or otherwise. I consider myself taller than the average man. Some say I’m too tall. I work hard, so my shoulders are broad, my hips lean, and my legs strong enough to sit a horse from sun up to well past sundown. I’m outside a great deal of the time, so I’m definitely not fair skinned. Is there anything else you’d like to know.
Who is the significant other in your life?
No one until I met Lady Larkin Rosham. She’s overly adventurous, impulsive, argumentative and not at all the sort of woman I imagined I would love.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a complicated man. My origins are not as straightforward as I always believed them to be, but Larkin helped me accept the truth. I get great satisfaction from solving puzzles, as most heralds do, Our service to the king requires that we be able to easily discern truth from lie and make decisions that may affect noble families and the kingdom for years, perhaps centuries, to come.
If we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?
Smoke, definitely smoke. My voice is deep as a man’s ought to be. However, I often spend weeks in the saddle alone so I’ve developed a very soft rasp.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly? 
My service to the king allows me to indulge in pleasures and comforts whenever I have time. Sadly that is not as often as I would like. I have hopes that the king will reward me with a significant holding for the singular service I provided him recently
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
That I might not be as good and honorable as I believe myself to be. My father unjustly repudiated me when I was six just after my mother died. Despite the fact that I have little respect or liking for the man, his rejection has always been the source of self-doubt. I have learned to thank him, because his repudiation spurred me to excel. I might not be quite the same man I am today had it not been for his unjust actions.
What is your breaking point?
Larkin nearly died once. I bargained with God for her life and caused us no end of trouble as a result.
What would you like to tell your writer?
You should have made Larkin more cooperative, less stubborn, and less impulsive. Honestly what were you thinking to have her as the love of my life?

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Today’s featured book is The Gentle Knight by Ashley York.
The Gentle Knight 

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Title The Gentle Knight
Genre historical romance
Author Ashley York
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
A medieval soldier returns home to find his lover died in childbirth just as his own mother had. Believing he is cursed, Peter of Normandy turns from love. When he must give escort to an Irish princess more noble than many knights, he struggles with his decision to live a solitary life. Can he take the chance that his love won’t be a death sentence and possibly make them stronger? 
Padraig MacNaughton’s death bed decree rips his daughter, Brighit, from the shelter of her protective clan in Ireland. Forced to take vows at a Priory in England, she finds herself in the hands of lecherous mercenaries with their own agendas. Dare she trust the Norman knight to see her safely to her new life as a nun? Even when she finds in him the fulfillment of all she’s ever wanted? 
Or will honor and duty eclipse their one chance for happiness?

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I write medieval romance novels full of passion and intrigue set in 11th and 12th century Ireland, Scotland, and England.
Although all my works are fiction, I often like to incorporate authentic places, events, and people to increase the reader’s enjoyment. One of the more valuable lessons I have learned as a writer is the importance of using real history with the flair of artistic license. You’ll discover a world of fiction wrapped around historical people and events!
I live in New England with my husband, two cats and a yellow Labrador named Caledonia.

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