Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter Update 3: Stretch Goal Unlocked + New Bonuses!

Hello!

Since my last update, we have continued building on our original success, and The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter has hit the second stretch goal.

So once again, I’ve decided to celebrate with two bonuses!

As I promised, I will now send a vinyl alien sticker to everyone who backs the campaign.

Second, I’ll be including a printable alien-themed coloring page for every backer.

Thank you SO MUCH for your support and encouragement! As the campaign continues, I’ll be adding more surprise bonuses to celebrate and share with you, so be sure to spread the word.

Please click here and tap one of the share buttons to spread the word about this campaign!

While I continue to work on getting everything ready to send to you, I’d love to know: what are your favorite kinds of bonuses to receive when backing a publishing Kickstarter campaign?

Click on over to the campaign and let me know with a comment on this post.

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Evading the Alien Bride Lottery

Evading the Alien Bride Lottery

A brand-new Khanavai Warrior Bride Games book!

I meant for him to steal me away. I never intended to allow him to steal my heart.

When the Alien Bride Lottery revised its rules to allow human women who wanted to marry aliens, it was supposed to change everything—no more unwilling brides, only eager participants.

That was the theory, anyway.

But when my best work frenemy signs me up for the Lottery without my knowledge and my name is actually drawn, no one cares that it wasn’t my choice—not Earth officials, and certainly not Vos Klavoii, the Games Director who’s determined to make sure his people survive.

Besides, Klavoii believes a surprise contestant now and then will improve his show’s ratings, and that’s what he truly cares about.

So I do the only thing I can think of: bribe a hot Khanavaii pilot to sneak me off Station 21.

Now I’m in a race for my freedom—but I’m beginning to think that gorgeous alien might be the biggest threat to my independence yet.

Fans of Ruby Dixon, Grace Goodwin, and Laurann Dohner will love this steamy new series featuring gorgeous, bright alien heroes and the sassy human women they choose as mates!

Every book in the Khanavai Warrior Bride Games series is a standalone romance and part of an interconnected series. Join these brides as they find a whole new world of happily ever afters.

Available only on Kickstarter.

Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter Update 2: Stretch Goal 1 Reached, Bonus Unlocked! Plus a New Surprise Reward!

Hello! Since my last update, we have absolutely smashed all my expectations. The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter was awarded the coveted “Project We Love” by the Kickstarter staff and we have hit the first stretch goal!

So I am celebrating with not one, but TWO bonuses!

First of all, as promised, I have created a brand-new digital sticker for everyone who backs the campaign.

Second, to celebrate having been named as a Project We Love, I have put together an ebook collection of early sci-fi stories written by women during the “Golden Age of Science Fiction.” This ebook will also go out to all backers.

Thank you SO MUCH for your support and encouragement! As the campaign continues, I’ll be adding more surprise bonuses to celebrate and share with you, so be sure to spread the word.

Please click here and tap one of the share buttons to spread the word about this campaign!

While I continue to work on getting everything ready to send to you, I’d love to know: What would you be interested in seeing as a bonus on this (or any) campaign?

Click on over to the campaign and let me know with a comment on this post.

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I hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks again for your amazing support!

Cheers!

~Margo

Worried by Werewolves #midlifemonsters #paranormalwomensfiction #MFRWHooks #MFRWAuthor

Worried by Werewolves

Midlife Monsters, Book 2

More monsters? That’s the last thing I need.
I’m having a hard enough time trying to figure out how to juggle my life working my day-job as a website tester from home, raising my two children, and figuring out how to once again resume dating as I train to become a full-fledged member of the monster-hunting squad headed up by the gorgeous, enigmatic Anson Bentley.
So when I come up against werewolves running amok in my neighborhood big-box store? It’s more than I can deal with alone.
But if I’m going to survive—and more to the point, protect the people I love—I have to keep a handle on the creatures attacking us.
No matter how much they worry me.
Join 42-year-old monster-slayer Jenna Dylan as she battles her own Midlife Monsters. Fans of KF Breene, Shannon Mayer, and Victoria Dannan will adore this midlife women’s paranormal fantasy series!
One-click to preorder your copy!

EXCERPT

I was working alone in my office while Carla, my new part-time nanny, played with Joey upstairs, when Ariana texted me.

Hey, chica! I met the most amazing man today. And guess what? He wants to meet you!

Groaning, I dropped my head into one hand. Then I texted her back.

I told you, I’m just not ready to date yet.

And I really wasn’t. I was far too busy working out how to deal with all the competing demands on my time. 

I had a day-job as a website tester, a part-time monster-hunting job that required regular training with my far-too-hot werewolf boss, way too many PTA meetings, an ex-husband who was still trying to sue me for custody of my kids, an end-of-school carnival to plan, and two very demanding children—both of whom now knew about my alter-ego as a badass vampire slayer (though I hadn’t yet told them about all the other creatures that went bump in the night). 

I did not have time to date.

Besides, the last thing I wanted was to go out on another date with someone I’d have to kill by the end of the evening.

Because really, wouldn’t that be just my luck, to have to take out another monster I went out with?

My phone rang, and I answered it without looking, assuming it was Ariana calling to try to badger me into going out with the “amazing man” she’d met.

Instead, it was the amazing man I had met.

“Jenna,” Bentley said, “I have an assignment for you.”

Great. Job Number Two needed my attention when I hadn’t even finished Job Number One for the day.

“What’s up?” I asked.

“It looks like there are a couple of werewolves tearing up a Walmart in Plano—and you’re the closest team member. I need you to go check it out, see if you can get them to calm down.”

“You want me to confront rampaging werewolves in Walmart?”

“Yes, please. Here are the details.”

I sighed and pulled a notepad across the desk, prepared to take notes.

Here we go again…

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Update #1: Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter ~ Update and New Bonus! #alienromance #kickstarter #books

In just one day, we were able to reach our funding goal for the Alien Bride Lottery Vol. 1 Hardcover Kickstarter!

And it’s all because of my amazing backers who made this happen!  I am so excited to have the opportunity to share this book with the world.

I can’t thank them enough.

While my editor finishes the second pass on Vol. 1, I’ve started Evading the Alien Bride Lottery, the ABL story everyone who backs at $5 or more will receive. I’ll share the first excerpt from it in just a few days.

While you wait, if you know someone who might be interested in The Alien Bride Lottery books,

Please click here and tap one of the share buttons to spread the word about this campaign!

I’m also adding a surprise bonus just for hitting our first goal!

This bonus will go out to everyone who backs the campaign. I’ll be adding more of these surprise bonuses as the campaign continues, so please stay tuned for the next update.

The Alien Bride Lottery books are some of my favorites to write—there was a time (not so long ago) that I was convinced I had burned out as an author. Then I started this series, and it ignited my passion for writing romance again. This project is a labor of love for me, and I’m excited that my backers are taking the journey with me.

While I work on getting everything ready to send out, I’d love to know: What do you like most about alien romance?

Click on over to the campaign and let me know with a comment.

And please do share the info about the book and rewards with a friend!

I hope you have an amazing day.

~Margo

About the Author

Author Margo Bond Collins

USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between “hanged” and “hung,” turned to writing romance novels instead. She now writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction romance. Sometimes her heroines kiss aliens, sometimes they kill monsters. But they always aim for the heart.

You can learn more about her books on her website and follow her on social media:

www.MargoBondCollins.net

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About the Kickstarter

Alien Bride Lottery Volume 1 Special Hardback Edition

This special edition will be exclusively available right here on Kickstarter, along with your guaranteed chance to grab it! The hardcover edition will include the first three books of The Alien Bride Lottery series and a bonus Christmas novella.

You can also get a whole slew of other alien romance goodies, including signed paperbacks, digital prints, an exclusive short story, and more.

Early Bird Perks

Get all these amazing books for FREE when you back this campaign by July 15, 2022: 

Click HERE to read a free excerpt from Entering the Alien Bride Lottery, book 1 of the Alien Bride Lottery.

Surprise Bonus #1: Unlocked!

Now that the project is funded, I’ll be unlocking super-secret surprise bonuses in addition to the ones listed in the stretch goals. These bonuses will be sent to all backers. The first surprise bonus is a digital playlist of the music I listen to as I write alien romance.

 MORE Bonus Extras! 

Once the project is fully funded, I have some great stretch goals, too:

  • At $1000, I will create another alien-themed digital sticker for every backer.
  • At $1500, I’ll send a free alien-themed vinyl sticker to every backer.
  • At $2000, I’ll send a digital copy of the Alien Bride Lottery short story, Evading the Alien Bride Lottery, to every backer.
  • At $2500, I’ll commission another Alien Bride Lottery digital art piece to send to every backer.
  • At $3500, I’ll commission illustrated chapter headings for the special edition hardcover. 
  • At $5000, I’ll write a second Alien Bride Lottery short story (title TBD) to be sent to every backer digitally in January 2023. 
  • At $10,000, I’ll send a 4×6-inch print of the artwork to every backer.
  • If I hit $15,000 or more, I will send a signed paperback copy of Evading the Alien Bride Lottery and a print of the exclusive art to every backer.

And I’ll add even more to the pledge levels as funding levels are reached!

About The Alien Bride Lottery Volume 1 Limited Edition Hardcover

Are you a fan of sexy science fiction romance, hot aliens, and surprise meetings between fated mates?

Do you enjoy spicy alien romances?

Even more, are you looking for a guaranteed happily ever after?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then you don’t want to miss out on the passionate romance series The Alien Bride Lottery.

This hardcover edition includes Entered in the Alien Bride Lottery, Captured for the Alien Bride Lottery, and Claimed for the Alien Bride Lottery.

Adult Science Fiction Alien Romance 18+

 *** This book is 100% complete and is currently being re-edited. I am raising funds to create this special hardcover edition with professional formatting. *** 

Genre: Adult, Alien Romance, Science Fiction Romance

Format: Hardcover, paperback, and ebook (pdf, mobi, epub)

Page Count: 500+

The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games…In Space!

The Alien Bride Lottery Volume 1 tells the stories of three human women whose names are drawn in the Alien Bride Lottery to participate in the Bride Games as part of a treaty between the Khanavai warriors and Earth’s leaders—whether or not the women want to become an alien’s chosen mate! (Hint: they don’t!)

This book includes three novels, and you do not need to have read any of the other books in the series in order to enjoy this fantastic sci-fi romance.

The Alien Bride Lottery is fully written. It is currently being edited for a second time and is awaiting professional formatting.  This story, previously published on Amazon Kindle, has not been released in hardcover. This version also includes a hot bonus scene written especially for this edition!

I have successfully published more than fifty books on Amazon and the various retailers.

The hardcover print version will not be available for purchase until late 2023, and that edition will not have all of the bonus content included in this book as presented with the Kickstarter offer.

Back the Project Here!

About The Alien Bride Lottery, Vol. 1

The Setting

Station 21 is the Khanavai-run space station that is home to The Bride Games, the Bride Treaty’s answer to “neutral territory.” There, the brides whose names are drawn in the Bride Lottery compete for the chance to win an alien mate–and participation is compulsory. 

The Characters

The Heroes: Khanavai Males

Cav Adredoni is a pilot in the Khanavai space military, but he has plans to go through training to join the military intelligence unit. He doesn’t have time for a new mate, but this might be his only opportunity!

Zont Lanov is a member of the Khanavai’s military intelligence, a spy for his government. But when Dr. Amelia Rivers goes on the run rather than join the Bride Games, Zont decides she’s the mate for him and goes to Earth to track her down.

Eldron Gendovi is a military commander who takes care of his people–including the woman he hopes will become her mate and her young son–no matter what it takes.

The Heroines: Human Women

Natalie Ferguson is a college student with a crush on a jazz musician classmate. When her name is drawn in the Alien Bride Lottery, she’s determined to get out of marrying a total stranger. She’s playing this game to lose.

Amelia Rivers is a talented surgeon who’s avoided the Bride Lottery so far–and when her name is drawn, she removes her tracker and translator and runs. Too bad for her, Zont Lanov is as determined to catch her as she is to avoid being caught.

Mia Jones is in hiding from her abusive ex. But her black-market tracker isn’t as anonymous as she was assured, so when she’s taken to Station 21, she focuses on bringing her young son to join her…while Commander Gendovi focuses all his attention on her.

Plus a whole slew of fun alien sidekicks, most of whom are tasked with keeping the brides in check, including Vos Klavoii, the beleaguered and manipulative Games Director.

Ready to read about these characters?

The amazing talent behind this campaign

I am forever grateful to the artists and the wonderful talent of the people who’ve helped me to create this book, and provide great extras for this campaign:

Cover Design: Daqri of Covers by Combs

Artwork: Elizabeth Dunlap of Pixie Covers

Author: Margo Bond Collins

Which pledge should I choose?

Digital

If you prefer not to bother with shipping but want the printable bookmarks, digital art, and/or the hot new short story, you can go with one of the digital-only pledges.

Physical

If, however, you love the feel of a book in your hands, you can go with one of the many tiers offering physical books, along with other Alien Bride Lottery gear!! You even have the opportunity to get the exclusive story narrated by me and a brand-new exclusive Alien Bride Lottery story starring YOU (or a character name of your choice).

***Note: Every pledge over $50 comes with a special thanks in the hardcover edition of The Alien Bride Lottery Volume 1!***

Where is the money going?

The majority of the monies earned will go toward funding the production and printing of the book, paying the hired artists, and paying for the swag for this campaign. Additionally, the money will be used to cover shipping, materials, and Kickstarter fees. If the stretch goals are met, additional monies will be used to create more stories in the Alien Bride Lottery series, available to Kickstarter backers FIRST. 

Other add-ons available through this campaign:

* Tote Bags

* Mugs

* Prints of the Evading the Alien Bride Lottery cover art

Question: I love your work, Margo. Do you have any bonuses available only during this campaign?

Over the course of the campaign, there will be exclusive perks available for those who back the campaign, including an invitation to a live video Q&A celebration!

Why this project? Why now?

In 2020, I took my daughter to Sydney, Australia to the Books & Ballgowns Event (BABE). We barely made it back home before we found ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, and like many, I sought to escape through reading.

Although I’ve read almost every genre out there, I had never read alien romance. But with travel no longer an option and everyone stuck at home, I decided to go on a reading binge.

I fell in love with Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarians, and suddenly, I needed to create my own alien romance!

My Khanavai aliens have found some success out in the world, and more than anything, I want to keep writing them. My health is always a bit of an issue–five years ago, I was bedridden with an autoimmune disease that still flares up now and again–but living my dream of being a full-time author keeps me going. The stories I read and write remind me of the power of love, and I want to share that with everyone.  

Now that the world is opening back up, I’m excited about sharing my love of alien romance with readers everywhere–including the readers who prefer to have copies to keep on their shelves.

Thank you so much for your willingness to support this project and for helping to get this book baby a great hardcover launch!

***To READ an excerpt from Entered in the Alien Bride Lottery, for free, CLICK HERE. ***

Back the Kickstarter Campaign Here!

The Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter #alienromance #books #crowdfunding

The Alien Bride Lottery:
A Brand New Story, Hardcover Vol. 1, and More


Are you a fan of sexy science fiction romance, hot aliens, and surprise meetings between fated mates?


Do you enjoy spicy alien romances?

Even more, are you looking for a guaranteed happily ever after?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you don’t want to miss out on the passionate romance seriesThe Alien Bride Lottery.
 
Author Margo Bond Collins is running a Kickstarter, where fans can get a brand-new story set in the world of The Alien Bride Lottery, a signed hardback copy of Volume 1 including the first three books, tons of digital and physical products–and you can even get a story starring YOU as the heroine (or hero) of your own Alien Bride Lottery story!

A New Alien Bride Lottery Story

For a pledge of as little as $5, you can get Evading the Alien Bride Lottery, a brand-new story set in the universe of The Alien Bride Lottery. And at higher tiers, you can get a beautiful print of the artwork the cover was created from, along with a pile of other digital and physical rewards.
 
 

The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games…in Space!

The Alien Bride Lottery Volume 1 tells the stories of three human women whose names are drawn in the Alien Bride Lottery to participate in the Bride Games as part of a treaty between the Khanavai warriors and Earth’s leaders—whether or not the women want to become an alien’s chosen mate! (Hint: they don’t!)
 
This book includes three novels, and you do not need to have read any of the other books in the series in order to enjoy this fantastic sci-fi romance.
 
This story, previously published on Amazon Kindle, has not been released in hardcover. This version also includes a hot bonus scene written especially for this edition! 
 
The hardcover print version will not be available for purchase until late 2023, and that edition will not have all of the bonus content included in this book as presented with the Kickstarter offer. 
 
This brand-new hardcover edition includes Entered in the Alien Bride Lottery, Captured for the Alien Bride Lottery, and Claimed for the Alien Bride Lottery.
 
Read a sample of Book 1, Entered in the Alien Bride Lottery, here!

Pledging in Kickstarter

And if you back by July 15, you can also get free ebooks!

 

Want to spread the word for a chance to win a Premium Swag Pack? Enter the Alien Bride Lottery Kickstarter Giveaway here and enter to win!
 
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About the Author

USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between “hanged” and “hung,” turned to writing romance novels instead. She now writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction romance. Sometimes her heroines kiss aliens, sometimes they kill monsters. But they always aim for the heart.
You can learn more about her books on her website and follow Margo on social media:


 

Alien Bride Lottery Vol. 1 Special Edition Hardcover #kickstarter #giveaway #crowdfunding #books

This special edition will be exclusively available on Kickstarter, along with your guaranteed chance to grab it! The hardcover edition will include the first three books of The Alien Bride Lottery series and a bonus Christmas novella.

You can also get a whole slew of other alien romance goodies, including signed paperbacks, digital prints, an exclusive short story, and more. Click here to check out all the amazing rewards for backing this campaign, starting for as little as $1!

A Brand-New Alien Bride Lottery Story!

With a pledge of $5 or more, you will get a brand-new story, Evading the Alien Bride Lottery!

Early Bird Perks

Get all these amazing books for FREE when you back this campaign by July 15, 2022: 

Click HERE to read a free excerpt from Entering the Alien Bride Lottery, book 1 of the Alien Bride Lottery.

Enter to Win a Premium Swag Pack

Share my Kickstarter campaign through my giveaway and enter to win an alien romance premium swag pack!

Release Day! Vexed by Vampires #bookrelease #paranormalwomensfiction #MFRWauthor #BookHooks #BlogHop

Vexed by Vampires is Now Available!

Vampires. Not the midlife crisis I expected.

When I finally got around to dating after my jackhole of a husband walked out on my fortieth birthday, I thought personal grooming was my biggest worry. Until I went on a date with a vampire and ended up fighting for my life.

Now I see magic—and danger—everywhere I look, and somehow I’m the one responsible for keeping everyone safe.

It’s worse than being roped into heading a PTA committee. Well…maybe.

Anyway, whatever happened to finding a teenage girl to be the Chosen One?

Still, I’ll do whatever it takes to keep the people I love safe.

I might even be willing to protect that jackhole ex. But only if I have to.

Fans of KF Breene, Shannon Mayer, and Victoria Dannan will adore this hot new midlife women’s fantasy novel!

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Excerpt

In the kitchen, two vampires still stood guard at the exit into the garage. Reaching into my purse, I pulled out the first metal object I touched and brandished it at the vampire guards.

“Get out of our way, or I will…” My voice trailed off as I glanced down at what I was holding. Then I rallied and continued speaking. “This spoon might not look dangerous. But it’s silver, and I’m a Chosen One.”

One of the guards snickered, and I took a threatening step toward him, lowering my voice. “Do you really want to bet against me? I can shove this spoon into your chest and scoop out your heart without ever breaking a sweat.”

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Vexed by Vampires ~ Excerpt #paranormalwomensfiction #BlogHop #MFRWhooks #urbanfantasy

Vexed by Vampires releases June 15!

Vampires. Not the midlife crisis I expected.

When I finally got around to dating after my jackhole of a husband walked out on my fortieth birthday, I thought personal grooming was my biggest worry. Until I went on a date with a vampire and ended up fighting for my life.

Now I see magic—and danger—everywhere I look, and somehow I’m the one responsible for keeping everyone safe.

It’s worse than being roped into heading a PTA committee. Well…maybe.

Anyway, whatever happened to finding a teenage girl to be the Chosen One?

Still, I’ll do whatever it takes to keep the people I love safe.

I might even be willing to protect that jackhole ex. But only if I have to.

Get your copy now!

Excerpt

I stood over a pile of bubbling red goo slowly spreading out and sinking into the surrounding dirt. I glanced back and forth between the sludge pile and the small tree branch in my hand, finally forcing my fingers to uncurl. The stick tumbled from my nerveless grip, hit the thin strip of struggling grass at my feet, and then bounced off the curb and clattered into the parking space next to my car.

“What the hell just happened?” I was sure I had spoken the words aloud, but I couldn’t hear them.

As if from a distance, the echo of sharp voices tumbled against me, cutting into the numbness cushioning me from reality.

“Go, go, go!”

My heart pounded in time to the shouted instructions.

Helmeted figures in dark clothes poured out of the back of a black van parked three rows over in the otherwise almost-empty parking lot.

A SWAT team?

The soldiers swarmed around me, buzzing like bees, their voices distorted by the helmets—or possibly by something in my brain.

I glanced back down at the pile of clumpy red jelly at my feet, then gagged as I remembered what it really was.

“Ma’am,” a woman’s voice next to me said, and I realized she had been repeating it for several seconds.

I lifted my gaze toward her more slowly than I intended. “Yes?”

My voice sounded as far away as theirs had seconds ago.

Her tone turned even more intense, as if that were possible. “Ma’am, did he bite you anywhere?”

My hand crept up to my neck, and I rubbed at it absently, pulling my palm away to check for blood. “I don’t think so,” I finally answered, holding my clean fingers out for her to see. “He tried, though.”

The woman in uniform next to me popped her visor open. “We’ll need to have our medics check you out, but I think you’re right.” She cast an experienced gaze over me. “No blood,” she announced to her team. “Time to clean up this mess.”

The commandos grabbed my arms and tugged me off the strip of landscaping. I stumbled away, and they began sweeping across the red clumps with flamethrowers, sending black smoke curling into the sky.

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About the Author

USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between “hanged” and “hung,” turned to writing romance novels instead. She now writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction romance. Sometimes her heroines kiss aliens, sometimes they kill monsters. But they always aim for the heart.

You can learn more about her books at www.MargoBondCollins.net and follow her on social media:

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Alien Warrior Bound ~ New Release #MFRWHooks #scifiromance

Alien Warrior Bound, Book 1 of the Galactic Gladiator Games Series.

They have only one job: beat all the other contestants.

He’s a former POW who escaped the galaxy’s most secure prison.

She’s a curvy book nerd, abducted from her job as a small-town librarian on Earth.

Welcome to the Galactic Gladiator Games, where the toughest aliens in the galaxy fight for the most prestigious titles. But these games come with a twist: every alien warrior is mentally and emotionally bound to a potential Earth mate, forced to work with her to overcome their enemies–and sometimes each other.

Fans of Ruby Dixon, Evangeline Anderson, and Grace Goodwin will adore these hot alpha aliens and their sassy human mates.

Get your copy now!

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