Book News: Romance-Suspense Teaser, The Perfect Sin by The Blakk Dahlia

First Encounters Leading to Sin

NYC Author, The Blakk Dahlia Releases Book Teaser for New Release, The Perfect Sin

 

The Perfect Sin book, by The Blakk Dahlia

Adding to the new book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, author The Blakk Dahlia shares a sneak peek into her new release, The Perfect Sin. This new romantic-suspense novel explores a story of the selfish heart. Along with the previous releases, this author explores a forbidden romance from the “heart’s” perspective. The Perfect Sin is a first-hand account of a young woman (Jennifer Steele) falling for a lover who belongs to another woman. In this tale, The Blakk Dahlia explores an unpopular concept of infidelity, forbidden love, and the destruction that may come.

Within the book teaser, the main character details her thoughts and emotions while setting her eyes on a potential love interest. This preview is a sample of The Blakk Dahlia’s writing style and the descriptive innocence finding someone who sparks your interest.

The Perfect Sin by The Blakk Dahlia

Book Teaser: “When Jennifer Saw Darren”
During the first day of work, Kelly introduced me to almost everyone in the office. Administrative staff members, the team, managers from nearby teams, random people on the floor. However, she didn’t introduce me to him. I guess since he worked on a different floor, he wasn’t included in the new girl tour stop.

While heading home for the day, I found him in the downstairs lobby. I didn’t just see him; my eyes experienced his face. Distance sat between us, but through the crowd of people rushing to leave, I knew I wanted him. Brown skin, with a height no less than six feet, fit, low haircut, with a thin mustache leading to a short goatee. Deep dimples on each side of a spellbinding smile exposed with his laughter. He regularly checked a cell phone while listening to random jokes told by Michael and another guy. I was heavily curious to know what made him glow infectiously. If I knew, maybe one day that smile would appear just for me.

My eyes locked on him until he was about to look towards my direction. I lowered my head for a moment to hide the eye-stalking, then once I looked up, he was gone. Jolting my head from left to right, I searched for signs of his whereabouts. No luck.

The Perfect Sin is the fourth release from the Heartbreak Diaries book series. The collection of novellas dive into the stories from love and love lost due to the styles of hearts many may walk (or rush) into choosing a significant other. Rushing to Distraction (The Foolish Heart); Wrong Vengeance (The Toxic Heart); and Devastation or Destiny??? (The Settled Heart) are all stories derived from accounts of The Blakk Dahlia’s own dealings in dating and relationships.

“Although feathers may be ruffled with this story. I wanted to create a book within the series that is real from all angles. Falling for sin can cost you, but what if that sin gives you great hope to love again. And when we choose our feelings over the feelings of a stranger, how do we handle that guilt?” says, The Blakk Dahlia. This story consists of love, chaos, guilt, and realistic stories of what we all have faced going through the ebbs and flows of adulthood.

The Perfect Sin, book by The Blakk Dahlia

The Perfect Sin is Available Now!

About The Perfect Sin
Jennifer helps Darren to realize what he’s been missing. And that’s simply living life. They have no intention of hurting anyone, but it feels too good to let go. Going back and forth about right and wrong, Jennifer soon falls into self-centered ways rationalizing Darren’s affection and love (the sin) as deserving. Pursuing it causes them to break the heart of an innocent bystander, Darren’s wife. The sin comes with a high cost as a result of the broken pieces. Is Jennifer willing to pay? Learn more about this book and the Heartbreak Diaries Book Series at www.TheBlakkDahlia.com.

NYC Author, The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown)

Photo Credit: Joe Miles

About The Blakk Dahlia
The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown), best describes herself as a Creator. The Macon, GA native has released various ventures within the entertainment and fashion industries in front of the camera as an internationally published model as well as behind the scenes. Now residing in New York City, Brown wears many hats showing that creatives can open many doors while inspiring others to take risks in pursuing their dreams. As a writer, she has contributed articles, blogs, stories, etc. for various industries. Striking out on her own, she’s showing her strength beyond entertainment focusing on lifestyle and stories to entertain while healing. The Blakk Dahlia released her first book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, delving into the inner thoughts and routes of heartache. She takes you through the process through her stories, documenting the journey of taking risks in life and self-discovery.

Facebook.com/TheBlakkDahlia
Twitter: @TweetAlexcina
IG: blakkdahliawrites


Updated: March 2, 2020

Book News | The Perfect Sin by The Blakk Dahlia

Unpopular Opinion: The Story of a Selfish Heart

NYC Author, The Blakk Dahlia, Shares Book Cover for 2020 Release,
The Perfect Sin

The Perfect Sin Book by The Blakk DahliaNew York – NYC Author/Lifestyle Blogger, The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown) is returning to the book scene with another heartbreak from the romantic/suspense fiction series, the Heartbreak Diaries. Adding to the collection, the author announces the upcoming book release for, The Perfect Sin (The Selfish Heart).

The Perfect Sin is a first-hand account of a young woman (Jennifer Steele) falling for a lover who belongs to another woman. In this tale, The Blakk Dahlia explores an unpopular concept of infidelity, forbidden love, and the destruction that may come.

“Although feathers may be ruffled with this story. I wanted to create a book within the series that is real from all angles. Falling for a sin can cost you, but what if that sin gives you great hope to love again. And when we choose our feelings over the feelings of a stranger, how do we handle that guilt?” says, The Blakk Dahlia. This story consists of love, chaos, guilt, and realistic stories of what we all have faced going through the ebbs and flows of adulthood.​

The Perfect Sin is the fourth release from the Heartbreak Diaries book series. The collection of novellas dive into the stories from love and love lost due to the styles of hearts many may walk (or rush) into choosing a significant other. Rushing to Distraction (The Foolish Heart)Wrong Vengeance (The Toxic Heart); and Devastation or Destiny??? (The Settled Heart) are all stories derived from accounts of The Blakk Dahlia’s own dealings in dating and relationships.

Book lovers will get a chance to learn about the “selfish heart”, The Perfect Sin on February 29, 2020!
Pre-Orders Available Now on Amazon Kindle

About The Perfect Sin 
Jennifer’s life was on the brink of gaining full control in all areas until a series of losses, (job, livelihood, love, independence) threw her into a downward spiral. Climbing her way back up, she meets “him”. Darren appears to have his eye on career and family only, but Jennifer wants his focus on her. It was innocent in the beginning, but a sinister force draws her to a man that is not available. He doesn’t resist, equally giving into the force, slowly pulling them into a love that was not supposed to happen.

She helps him to realize what he’s been missing. And that’s simply living life. They have no intention of hurting anyone, but it feels too good to let go. Going back and forth about right and wrong, Jennifer soon falls into self-centered ways rationalizing Darren’s affection and love (the sin) as deserving. Pursuing it causes them to break the heart of an innocent bystander, Darren’s wife. The sin comes with a high cost as a result of the broken pieces. Is Jennifer willing to pay?​

NYC Author, The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown)

Photo Credit: Joe Miles

About The Blakk Dahlia
The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown), is an Author/Model/Actress/Editor-In-Chief. The Macon, GA native has released various ventures within the entertainment and fashion industries in front of the camera as an internationally published model as well as behind the scenes. Now residing in New York City, Brown wears many hats showing that being a creator can open many doors while inspiring others to take risks in pursuing their dreams. As a writer, she has contributed articles, blogs, stories, etc. for various industries. Striking out on her own, she’s showing her strength beyond entertainment focusing on lifestyle and stories to entertain while healing. The Blakk Dahlia released her first book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, delving into the inner thoughts and routes of heartache. She takes you through the process through her stories, documenting the journey of taking risks in life and self-discovery.

Learn more at www.TheBlakkDahlia.com.

Facebook.com/TheBlakkDahlia
Twitter: @TweetAlexcina
IG: blakkdahliawrites

 


Updated: Feb 18, 2020

BRASH! Biz | Entrepreneur Focused on Helping Un-employed Veterans

Erica Scott started her business from connection with veterans and life tragedies

Erica Scott

(Phoneix, AZ) – For 20 years Erica has been a consultant better known for as a Change Agent who specializes in transforming organizations from tactical Human Resources to People Operations with a focus on change management. Through her company Civilian Connections, she aims to create a community and sense of belonging between veterans and employers.

As a child Erica spent a lot of time in the hospital, making her feel like an outcast and different from other kids because she couldn’t do what they usually found entertaining. Coping with negative feelings, she morphed into a different person as the feelings of potential acceptance outweighed being her authentic self. After taking a standardized test for the military, she felt accepted for the first time because they acknowledged her intelligence. Sadly, due to her asthma she wasn’t able to pursue her dream of joining the military to serve.

Erica’s passion for helping Veterans came from the connection they grew through them openly sharing their military backgrounds. As she learned their stories she realized there was something missing between the veterans transition back into civilian life. Veterans are the ones who gave her insight into her purpose, but tragedy prompted her to connect with herself on a deeper level.

Erica says “My life experiences of being rejected and misunderstood helped me connect with veterans from a genuine place of being unsure to a place of being fulfilled personally and professionally. I was able to merge my personal and professional life by helping companies with their people. I can inspire people to tap into their hidden potential, which fulfills my life’s purpose.”

About Erica Scott
Erica took a leap of faith and decided it was time to start her own business. As a consultant, she is determined to utilize her human resources background to assist veterans with career coaching as they try to secure private sector employment. Erica is excited about the opportunity to grow her business by helping veterans who are often forgotten once they have finished their time of service. For more information, please visit: www.civilianconnections.com.

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IG: civilianconnections

Entertainment News: GameSoundCon to Offer Hands-On Workshops with Magic Leap, Experts in Spatial Computing

GameSoundCon 2019 To Offer Hands-On Workshops with Magic Leap, Experts in Spatial Computing

Workshops for spatial audio creation and sound design

Seattle, WA  – GameSoundCon, the largest professional conference for video game music and sound design, will offer conference attendees hands-on experiences with Magic Leap, a revolutionary spatial computing platform that lets you see and interact with digital content in the world around you. Their first product, Magic Leap One, is a lightweight, wearable computer that enriches your experience in the real world with digital content, in everything from commerce and entertainment to communications and productivity.

GameSoundCon 2019 with Magic Leap

Brian Schmidt, GameSoundCon Founder, and Executive Director is extremely excited about having Magic Leap on board this year: “Spatial computing presents a huge new opportunity in interactive audio design, even for the most experienced game sound designer or composer. I’m thrilled that Magic Leap will be doing hands-on workshops in creating audio for spatial computing at GameSoundCon.”

During the three new workshops, sound designers and audio creators can jump into the Magic Leap platform and build their first app for Magic Leap One. They will be able to dive into spatial audio and integrate the spatial audio toolset Magic Soundfield Audio in their project. The presenters will demonstrate the amazing ways to tie sound design and music with the key platform features including gestures, head pose, and more and layout key considerations and techniques to design and mix sound for spatial computing. Magic Leap’s expert audio designers will be using the Lumin SDK, Unity Game Engine as well as its native audio engine and work one on one with the workshop participants.
Additionally, Magic Leap presents two cutting-edge talks at GameSoundCon:

Aquasonics of the Unknown Order
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Designing an Immersive Underwater Experience for Spatial Computing. More details and information at https://gamesoundcon19.pathable.com/meetings/1089768

Spatial Computing Audio
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 12 pm – 1 pm
Techniques, best practices, and challenges involved in authoring compelling audio content for spatial computing. We will be covering two unique, yet interdependent perspectives: that of a technical and a creative audio designer. This talk will discuss the entire development process from initial design spec all the way to the final mix, covering design and implementation of sound effects, music, and UX audio. For more information, please go to https://gamesoundcon19.pathable.com/meetings/1089772

GameSoundCon’s registration is open now. Pre-Registration pricing of $535 is available through October 28, 2019 (regular ticket price: $725). To register, please go to www.gamesoundcon.com/registration.

About GameSoundCon
Over the past 11 years, GameSoundCon has grown into the largest professional conference dedicated to game music and sound design and audio for virtual reality. It is the leading resource for sound designers and composers from Film, TV, music or other traditional media who are looking to widen their skills when it comes to composing music for games, and for experienced game audio professionals who want to learn more about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and stay on the cutting edge.

www.GameSoundCon.com
Facebook.com/GameSoundCon
Twitter: @GameSound

Event News | Trademark Soirée

Atlanta To Host It’s First Prom for Entrepreneurs!

The R.J. Pierce Law Group presents The First Trademark Soirée

Atlanta, GA – On Aug. 30, 2019, Attorney Rosezena J. Pierce, and her company R.J. Pierce Law Group, P.C. will be hosting the First Trademark Soiree. The Objective for the Trademark Soirée is to allow attendees a chance to celebrate their victories as Entrepreneurs in business in a formal setting. This event will be an Entrepreneur’s Prom for small business owners with a Classic Red Carpet, Black Tie Affair, Cocktail Reception, fine dining and a fireside chat with established CEOs. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Soirée begins at 7 pm.

Event flyer for Trademark Soiree

CEO, Monique Rodriquez, and COO, Melvin Rodriquez of Mielle Organics will be our special Keynote Speakers. They have built a multi-million dollar brand and have a story to share with every entrepreneur of humble beginnings and how they are still prospering through the Grace of God.

R.J. Pierce Law Group, P.C. has hit 500 (Now over 600) trademarks and is celebrating with other Bizpreneurs. We will also crown a Trademark King & Queen in our award ceremony and dance the night away. Grab your tickets now because this one of a kind Black Tie Affair will sell out.

Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE!

For Sponsorship Opportunities and Media request please contact Publicist, Milan Mobley at info@umanagementpr.com.

About R.J. Pierce Law Group, P.C.
R.J. Pierce Law Group, P.C. is a Trademark Law Boutique founded by Rosezena J. Pierce who is an Attorney providing trademark legal services helping businesses in small businesses and entertainment Secure Their Brands. Some of her clients consist of hip hop recording artists, stylists, salon owners, restaurant owners, fashion designers, artist managers, music producers, photographers, videographers and many ATTORNEY more. For more information visit: www.rjpiercelaw.com.

Submit Your Story for a Chance to Win!

Author, The Blakk Dahlia, is giving YOU a chance to have your Romance Revenge story published AND received a FREE copy of her book, Wrong Vengeance (The Toxic Heart), from the Heartbreak Diaries Book Series

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Share Your Story! Submit your Romance Revenge story for a chance to be published on my blog and win a free copy of the book, Wrong Vengeance (The Toxic Heart).

What is a Romance Revenge Story? Have you ever ended up brokenhearted and sought revenge? Share it! All stories must be a minimum of 250 words

How to Enter:

1.       Sign up for the email list HERE

2.       Be on the lookout for the designated email (will be sent to subscribers only**), to submit your Romance Revenge Story
[Subject: Summer Revenge Giveaway – Story Call].

The best story will be published on The Blakk Dahlia’s site and the winner will receive a FREE copy of the book Wrong Vengeance (The Toxic Heart).

**if you’re already subscribed to the email list, be on the lookout for the email calling for Romance Revenge stories to enter the giveaway!**

Deadline for entries: Sept 4, 2019
Winner will be announced on Sept 12, 2019

Sign Up HERE!

Summer Revenge Giveaway - BRASH! Magazine Blog

About Wrong Vengeance.
Pain…A hard thing to let go. Brandy Sullivan appears to be a woman who has it all together, however, readers will quickly learn that she’s living in a world in which she despises. Dealing with abuse in many forms within her own home, she escapes yet she carries the weight of the post-trauma as she tries to move on with her life. While the world continues to turn, Brandy is stuck wondering if love will give her more than what she received. Will she allow past hurt eliminate future happiness? A constant replay of a bad experience can kill a good thing. It’s even worse when you’re becoming the Heartbreak.

Wrong Vengeance displays how a good/warm heart can turn cold. The Blakk Dahlia took a personal experience and created a tale of romance, chaos, pain, and self-discovery.

Read a Sample Chapter HERE!

Learn more about The Blakk Dahlia and the Heartbreak Diaries book series by visiting www.TheBlakkDahlia.com.

Facebook.com/TheBlakkDahlia
Twitter: @TweetAlexcina
IG: BlakkDahliaWrites

A Message | “Love Yourself” by Tanisha Avent

R&B recording singer-songwriter, TANISHA AVENT Releases R&B-Dance anthem, “Love Yourself”

Love Yourself by Tanisha Avent - BRASH! Magazine Blog“Love Yourself” was produced by multi-Grammy award-winning producer, Rockwilder along with Malcolm Pope and written by Tanisha Avent, Shanelle Irving (five-time Grammy-nominated songwriter), Jonathan Jennings (Oscar-nominated actor/composer) and Lawrence White.

E Music Entertainment also released a comprehensive, “Love Yourself” Radio Remix package produced by seasoned and newcomer remixers, Available NOW on all streaming and digital platforms.

Stream “Love Yourself” Now on Spotify!

Love Yourself was written with the message of love…it was written to inspire people to love themselves no matter what obstacles life might throw at them. In the process of writing this song, it has also taught me the true meaning of self-love, so I encourage all my beautiful ladies and fellas to simply love yourself. – Tanisha Avent

R&B Recording Artist, Tanisha Avent

Tanisha is currently on the “Love Yourself” promotional tour, which included singing the National Anthem at the NY Mets game on Wednesday, August 7th.

Tanisha Avent is quickly becoming a buzzworthy artist as she makes her way through the music industry. “Tanisha is one of the hottest new artists to make it into the very busy music biz…”Love Yourself” is a great song that will bring power to the people. Remember I said that,” says Klassic, CEO of Fleet Dj’s. Tanisha is currently adding additional touches to her upcoming EP, to be released later this fall. In the coming days, Tanisha Avent will be taking over the streets of New York City and will be performing at the following locations in support of the “Love Yourself” NYC Residency.

Remaining Dates for NYC Residency
* Tuesday August 13th – Atlantic City, NJ 
* Saturday August 24th Asbury Park, NJ

This past June for World Pride Month, Tanisha shot a PRIDE version of the music video “Love Yourself” along the parade’s route. (Watch Video Below)

About Tanisha Avent
Brooklyn born, R&B singer and songwriter, Tanisha Avent has been passionate about music and the arts ever since she can remember. Her inspiration and creativity sparked while listening to Whitney Houston every morning with her great grandmother. Tanisha was shy, but her family encouraged her gift, and motivated her to make others happy by singing.

R&B Recording Artist, Tanisha AventTanisha began songwriting at the age of 16 years old. She has the uncanny ability to capture true feelings and life experiences. “I feel like I have to inspire people,” mentions Avent. “My brand represents authenticity and reality. With music being my only passion, I could not imagine life without it,” she adds. “What you see of her is just the beginning,” Debbie of E Music Entertainment states. “There is a real story here. The passion and fire shown through her songs are from her own life experiences, as well as her friends and family. Tanisha’s goal is to uplift her fans through her songs.”

Currently, Tanisha is recording, while spending time performing, interviewing at radio stations, shooting music videos and developing her social media. She is extremely excited to share her dynamic collection of original and remixed songs. Available now on Youtube, Soundcloud and Spotify.

www.tanishaaventmusic.com
Facebook.com/TanishaAventMusic
Twitter: @TanishaAventMus
IG: TanishaAventMusic
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BRASH! Beauty | Lipstick Collection

Author, Blogger, The Blakk Dahlia Shares her Beauty Collection in New Blog, Lipstick Holiday

Lipstick Holiday Blog by The Blakk Dahlia

Sharing the Shade…Lipsticks!
I always find out about the National “internet appointed” holidays on the day of and sometimes after. (Usually through a hashtag on IG). Luckily, I caught this one in time to participate and share my favorite lipstick shades on the gram. Although National Lipstick Day is now over, there’s never a wrong day to talk about lipstick!

Model, Alexcina Brown The Blakk DahliaMatte or Glossy?
Matte is my favorite style. It gives me a fuller lip look and displays my color just right. However, depending on the brand I have to add a little gloss to keep from getting the “cracked-dry lip”. My favorite brand of Mattes is Nicka K New York.

 

 

Get more details on her lipstick collection, favorite brands, and share what’s in your collection HERE!

E. Alexcina Brown, The Blakk Dahlia lipstick selfies


About The Blakk Dahlia
The Blakk Dahlia is an author and lifestyle blogger in New York City. The Georgia native created this platform to provide inspiration on living your dreams YOUR way and making the most of your days.

The Blakk Dahlia is also the author of the new suspenseful book series, the Heartbreak Diaries. Each book serves as a diary entry, telling stories from the perspective of various styles of hearts.

Learn more at www.TheBlakkDahlia.com.

Facebook.com/TheBlakkDahlia
IG: BlakkDahliaWrites

We Are the Party | “Plane Ticket” by Dubz ft. Giggs & Dekar

Hip Hop Artist, Dubz, Teams up with Giggs & Dekar on the New Single, “Plane Ticket”

“Plane Ticket” is the long-awaited party anthem from one of the most talented pioneers in rap, Dubz. The instantly addictive hook (produced by Machine Baby) features rising star Dekar and global phenomenon Giggs. The release features a video by Jordz Visuals who has worked with some of the best-known artists in the urban scene. Dubz says “this track is one of many from Giggs and I, but it’s the first of its kind… we have never made a party song but when I heard the beat I knew it was the one.”

Watch Music Video for “Plane Ticket”

Dubz launched his solo project Ard Doe in 2009, winning him instant recognition with key brands such as SB: TV, Link Up TV, GRM Daily, MTV, 1xtra, Capital Xtra and Kiss. In 2017, he took to the stage with Giggs, performing on the Landlord European Tour and at Reading and Leeds Festival, where the two tore rooves down with their crowd killing track “Pain is the Essence”. Dubz has collaborated with grime royalty including Skepta and Krept & Konan, but has more recently been working on his second solo body of work Proper, due for release later this year. The project featuring Young Teflon, Ghetts, Wretch 32, Giggs and Fekky to name but a few.

Hip Hop Artist, Dubz

IG: DamienDubz_

Facebook.com/Giggs
Twitter: @officialgiggs
IG: officialgiggs

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Twitter: @Dekar_Artist
IG: Dekar_Artist

BRASHION! News | Designer Jason C. Peters Brings the Heat to the South

CEO/Fashion Designer, Jason C. Peters, Heats Up ATL with Latest Fashion Show

Signature Collection by Fashion Designer, Jason C. Peters - BRASH! Magazine BlogSummer styles are hitting the market and fashion lovers down south got a taste of what Jason C. Peters has cooked up with his one-of-a-kind clothing line. Kicking off the hottest season of the year, Peters put on a show in Atlanta, GA displaying his designs along with keeping up his activism through creativity.

The show was held at Iridium ATL on June 29th. Vibrant models walked in his unisex bear hoodies, bear shorts for the ladies, tees consisting of his signature bear design in eye-catching style variations. These styles gave a chic look to casual designs, dressed up or dressed down. For anyone looking for style inspo, this show served as a Summer Style Guide for anyone looking to switch up their wardrobe for the new season.

Peters’ show also reminded us of his fashion/social messages with a purpose with a few paper doll designs. (If you’re not familiar with a Jason C. Peters PaperDoll Fashion Show….READ HERE!) Messages touched on the fight “Pro-Choice”, Saving the Planet, and Ending underage marriage. Mixing Fashion and messages, Peters shows that his cause wasn’t a short-term trend, but a life long mission to use his gift in fashion design and creativity to encourage change.

 

Elated by the success of the show, Peters took to instagram to thank supporters and those involved behind the scenes:

ATLANTA FASHION SHOW WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING ME AND ALL THAT WERE INVOLVED! 🤘👏😜 – Jason C. Peters (via IG account)

 

Love these looks and want to take them home? Visit www.jasonchristopherpeters.com to purchase clothing and accessories created by Jason C. Peters.

 

Photos by Marcus Ingram (Getty Images)

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Facebook.com/JasonChristopherPeters
Twitter: @JasonCPeters
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