Horror

Horror

Do creaks in your house send chills rattling up and down your spine?  Are there shadows around your house that you think may be looking back at you?  (Okay, if that's the case, you may want to see a physician).  When you need true, deep fright, check out our Horror ebooks.  All of our authors are masters of horror, and they want you to read their ebooks for free or a very discounted price.

 

Definition of the "Horror Genre": Your primal fears are what authors in the Horror genre seek to evoke.  And, not just evoke, but to make you feel emotions after arousing those fears.  Masters of this genre can even make you feel psychological and physical responses to their stories.  Horror may be getting more difficult to create, because for centuries authors in the Horror genre used fear of the unknown to move their readers.  The unknown, to a certain extent, does not exist anymore.  Our authors in this genre are therefore always seeking the next unknown and the next way to elicit your basest fears.

 

Some examples of bestselling Horror ebooks are Stephen King (The Shining), J.D. Horn (The Line), Anne Rice (Prince Lestat) and Edgar Allen Poe (The Raven,, The Tell-Tale Heart).  As an aside, we could have listed all Stephen King ebooks.  His prolific backlog of bestselling horror ebooks is mind boggling.

Black Rock

by David Odle


“There is darkness, cruelty, rage, violence and surprises. Overall, a great horror read. I'd suggest you read it in the day, with all the lights on, otherwise, you may never get to sleep.” –John Hunt, Bestselling author of Doll House

We all possess secrets. We lock them away. We bury them into the deep recesses of our mind. We go about our day and pretend they aren't there.

That's exactly what Thomas Loggins was doing. Going about his days. The head pastor of a small church in a small town. A family man, with a loving wife and a wonderful daughter.

Until one day, that all changed. It began as a typical meeting with a new member of the congregation. But Thomas soon realized this was anything but typical. This man knew things. Things that nobody should know. And he was making impossible demands.

Thomas's simple life crumbles when a stranger utters, "I know your secrets, pastor, and it's time to pay the price..."

 

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Within The Fog

by Charles Welch


The same ancient evil that killed 115 people at Roanoke, Virginia in the late 1500’s has arrived in a small eastern Colorado town. A fog covers the small town and closes in on Tom Benton and his family. The evil that lurks within the fog feeds on humanity but has special plans for those with anger deep inside. Tom Benton’s son Bobby has seen the face of evil outside his bedroom window in the darkest hours of the night. The man who appears at his window offers a veil of redemption to those holding onto anger and rage. As the fog wraps around the Benton family home there will only be a narrow chance at survival. Can Tom Benton and his family escape the issues of their past in time to save themselves from Croatoan?

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The Suicide Killer

by Zach Lamb


One soul for another. Two deadly secrets. A game begins.

Bobby Cotton’s mundane life is interrupted when he finds a dead body in Rusted Lakes Park. He is drawn to the girl for reasons he doesn’t understand and decides to hide his discovery from everybody.

When the dead girl speaks to Bobby, he sees it as his responsibility to protect her but ends up in an unusual love triangle. As she deteriorates, he must find new vessels for her to inhabit – or risk losing her forever.

Detective Gregory Burns wakes to a routine murder investigation, but when the killer contacts him, promising there will be other victims, Greg realizes there’s nothing routine about it. Burns’ home and work life blur as he tries to catch the killer and keep the secret phone calls from his wife and his colleagues.

Bobby’s descent into madness and Greg’s quest to solve the case no matter the consequences collide in a game only one can win.

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Something I Keep Upstairs

by Philip Crawford


"An assured mystery with an engaging narrator and a distinctive cast." -- Kirkus Reviews

Coleman Cooper is a troubled young man who can never get anything right—not even his own suicide.

When he is sent to an open-door mental health facility in a small New England village to get his life back on track, his journey darkens even further: someone starts killing the psychiatrists, one by one.

After taking a job tending bar at a local country inn—the social heart of the quirky little town where everyone knows everyone and grudges can last for decades—Coleman unwittingly finds himself at the center of the investigation, even a suspect.

Yet as villagers dread news of more victims and the police come up empty-handed, it is Coleman, and he alone, who discovers the twisted path to the killer’s identity—and the door to a new life for himself.

 

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In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, Book 1)

by Tana French


The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones.

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Beneath the Surface

by Trey Everett


Micah has done the research and has all but proven his theory. He's confident that he can single-handedly solve the world's devastating water crisis - he just needs the funding.

After a shocking financial setback to his own non-profit's crucial fundraising attempt, Micah takes the world's fate into his own hands. Convinced his discovery of a freshwater well deep within the Pacific Ocean is the solution to the world's depleting water sources, Micah recruits his wife, a scientist and philanthropist in her own right, two professional acquaintances and one stranger to help him achieve his goal. The unconventional team sets out to accomplish the impossible, hopefully convincing a key investor to fund their full expedition in the process.

As the team gets closer to successfully fulfilling their mission, they begin to discover that some things lurking in the deep of the ocean should be left beneath the surface.

 

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Mexican Gothic

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 
IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD •  NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library JournalBook Riot, LibraryReads

 
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico.

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.   
 
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
 
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. 
 
And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.

“It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic.”—The Washington Post

“Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genre’s most exciting talents.”Nerdist

“A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush ’50s atmosphere.”Entertainment Weekly

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Dark Water Sacrifice

by Zach Lamb


A parent’s guilt. Desperate choices. The ultimate cost.

The dark water has always called to the Blackwell family.

Devastated by the loss of his daughter, Adam Blackwell flees his hometown of Scarsville, Georgia. 

Something lurks beneath the churning black waters, and its patience is running out.  

Two years later, his father is dead and has left him everything, including the lake where Adam’s daughter drowned. Now, Adam must return to the last place he ever wanted to go and settle the affairs of the man he blames for everything. 

The time has come for the next sacrifice, and it will stop at nothing.

Adam believes it will be a short trip to get the house ready for sale. But the closer he gets to the lake, the more memories return from the worst day of his life.

Living in the past is dangerous, but there is nowhere to hide when the past comes back for you.

Staying in the family home, Adam hears small footsteps in the dark. Soon after, he hears the voice of his daughter. She wants him to join her in the depths of the black lake.

When the waters rise, Adam must decide whether he will begin the slow process of healing and somehow find peace between the world of the living and the dead—or become the next Dark Water Sacrifice… 

 

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Best Buddies: a Supernatural Horror Novel (Haunted States)

by Jordan Bach


Your son’s invisible friend is not imaginary.

Kate’s little boy has a new buddy, one even he can’t see. Can’t hear. Can’t feel. Yet, it’s feeding him information about the world. And about the future.

He is using this thing, this undetectable entity, to advance at school. And to help Kate gamble.

Despite her addiction.

But, for every morsel of knowledge, his friend demands a favor in return. And those favors are growing increasingly cruel and depraved.

It is only a matter of time until people must die.

How can Kate defeat an entity that knows her plans before she thinks of them?

How does she rid her son of a buddy who helps him more than she can?

And what if her son doesn’t want to say goodbye?

Best Buddies is a phenomenal debut horror novel in the supernatural suspense tradition of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and the late, great James Herbert.

For a paranormal mystery with a psychic entity that may tear apart a single mother and her young son, grab your copy of Best Buddies today.

 

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Elixr Plague Starter Pack: A Zombie Apocalypse Serial (Episodes 1 - 2)

by Marcus Richardson


This collection contains the first two episodes in the Elixr Plague zombie apocalypse serial.

Episode 1: Vector
Billionaire philanthropist Desmond Martin has spent a vast fortune developing a gene-edited miracle drug that will reshape the future of humanity and provide almost superhuman immunity to sickness and disease--and he's giving it away to the world for free.

But when terrorists hijack the release of Elixr at several key worldwide venues, replacing the drug with a gene-edited concoction of their own, no one is prepared for what happens next. As the world descend into chaos following the spread of the Elixr Syndrome and cities are quarantined, the infected begin to die...and come back.

From ex-special forces mercenaries, to geneticists, to a grad student trying to earn his doctorate, Elixr Plague is told through the eyes of a wide, diverse cast of characters from all walks of life. Because in the end, there are only two sides to the global conflict: the living vs the dead.

Episode 2: Infected
Elixr has been unleashed upon the world, and the clock is ticking. As cities fall, people do whatever it takes to escape, hide, and survive. For some, like grad student Darren Bruce, trapped in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, that means kill or be killed. Others, like Seneca Roberts and Pastor Alan Walsh, stubbornly cling to the ideas of faith, loyalty, and duty in a world that is crumbling right in front of them. As Elixr spreads, everyone will be tested, but only the strong, the smart, and the lucky will survive.

Elixr Plague is a serialized story of the zombie apocalypse and is told in small episodes, easily read and written, so the story can be published faster.

 
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Demon King: A Horror Collection (The Bloodletter Collections Book 1)

by Erik Henry Vick

 

A horror collection of the novels: Nightmare and Blackened, books 1 and 2 of The Bloodletter Saga

Ancient, insidious evils have overrun the small town of Oneka Falls, NY, and they're hungry.

Only three children have encountered the worst the town has to offer and lived, and each of them paid a terrible price. Psyches fractured, each child survived to adulthood as best they could—wrapped in fantasy, the comfort of amnesia, or the silence of isolation. When the town's evil intrudes on their lives a second time, it draws them home, setting in motion a chain of events that can only end in destruction.

Who will be destroyed, the survivors or the monsters that plague the town?

 

 
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Demon King: A Novel of Horror and Supernatural Suspense (The Bloodletter Chronicles Book 1)

by Erik Henry Vick


2019 Top Shelf Book Awards Suspense First Place Winner
Only three children survived the terrors of Oneka Falls, New York in 1979.

Each of them paid a terrible price and had to survive as best they could—wrapped in fantasy, the comfort of amnesia, or the silence of self-imposed isolation. Twenty-eight years later, they are drawn together to once again face the town's horrible secrets--the horde of demons infesting Oneka Falls.

But the strongest of the demons is the one who terrorized them as children…

Can they survive another confrontation with the Demon King?

Critical Acclaim for Demon King:
★★★★★ “Vick’s dark, tense thriller pits young kids—and their older selves—against a demonic evil and his twisted daughters in Upstate New York... Vick bounces the story line between eras effectively, and the tension never lets up. Stephen King fans will enjoy spotting the references that Vick sprinkles throughout in homage... [T]he thrills and horrors are engrossing.”--Publisher's Weekly
★★★★★ “While favorably compared to Stephen King’s IT––in particular––and King & Koontz in general, by hundreds of reviews, I found the novel just as close to Stranger Things...“--Robert W. Walker, TopShelf Reviews
★★★★★ “Vick’s (Errant Gods, 2017, etc.) supernatural horror story is evocative of Stephen King’s work in its use of a small-town setting and a gang of friends facing a powerful evil.”--Kirkus Reviews
★★★★★ “What do you get when you mix elements of fear, mystery, suspense, foreshadowing and a perfectly gripping plot? Give up? Well… if all of these elements are woven together in a seamless piece of writing, you will end up with one fantastic horror story! This is exactly the case with Erik Henry Vick’s novel, Demon King.”--Leonard Tillerman, leonardtillerman.com
★★★★★ “Demon King is a novel that is impossible to put down. Gripping and intense are only two words to describe the effect of the story, but if horror is your pleasure, that is all you need to hear. Erik Henry Vick is certainly an author to fill you with nightmares. Fabulous story. I loved it!”--Melinda Harris, Readers' Favorite Reviews
★★★★★ “Demon King is a terrifying, thrilling and gripping novel that captivated as well as frightened me from the start...a unique novel with a multi-layered plot that is full of captivating mystery...did have me reading the book in the light!”--redheadedbookloversblog.com

What readers are saying:
★★★★★ "This book was like the old Stephen King…"
★★★★★ "The best horror story I’ve read in years! Read the entire book in two days, couldn’t put it down!”
★★★★★ "Sophisticated and well written. Scary as hell."
★★★★★ "Awesome characters, and scary monsters. Fast paced, and creepy, creepy."
★★★★★ "This is a fast-moving, vivid tale, told with bright imagination and fresh ideas."
★★★★★ "Read it straight through - haven't had a book grab me like it did right from the get-go in a long time.”
★★★★★ "This book is now on my list as one of my best 5 ever."
★★★★★ "…really excellent book, the type of classic horror novel that no one seems to write anymore…"
★★★★★ "If you love Stephen King or Dean Koontz, you will love this!"
★★★★★ "Right from the start of the book you are drawn into a dark world full of shadows and ancient evil"
★★★★★ "Great story that really hooks you in and keeps you up late to see what happens next."

Awards for Demon King:
2019 Top Shelf Magazine Book Awards Suspense First Place Winner
2019 Top Shelf Magazine Book Awards Horror Finalist
2018 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Horror Finalist

This series has scared over thirty-five thousand readers. Now it's your turn.

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Laughers

by Charles Welch


The End of the World does not come because of a nuclear war, and it does not come because of the walking dead.

The end of the world comes because most of the world’s population is going crazy. It begins as people start stuttering and saying incomprehensible things. They cannot help themselves. Whatever has happened to them causes madness. They destroy their neighbors’ homes, burn cities, and murder those who have not gone crazy.
Every destructive thing they do is hilarious.
Every murder is creative and hysterical.
They hide around every corner, seeking those who are not like them.
High School sweethearts, Matt and Kyra, are trying to reunite with Matt’s mother as a historic blizzard hits their town.
The three of them must answer many questions as they battle their way through a nightmarish landscape of devastation.
What is causing humanity to lose its sanity?
Why are some people unaffected by this murderous rage while others have become violent predators?
Will they also lose their minds?
And ultimately, what happened that turned these people into - LAUGHERS?

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Hayward's Revenge (The Elders Book 3)

by Cailyn Lloyd


The final installment in the best selling ghostly horror trilogy! (A stand-alone novel)

Leah MacKenzie and her mother, Dana, live an idyllic life in Illinois until a runaway car careens across their lawn, nearly killing Leah — a bungled attempt at murder. Now, they’re on the run, pursued by the same shadowy figure who killed Dana’s mother two years before.

Soon, they’re joined by two mysterious Englishmen chasing a serial killer — their trails coming together at an old lighthouse on the aptly named Porte des Morts passage, a place the ancients called the Doorway of Death.

There, they come face to face with an evil so powerful they may not survive.

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Through the Ages (The Irish Cycle Book 2)

by David Miller


It’s darkest before the dawn, but is it darker than a vampire’s soul?

For 400 Years Saito Izumi Has Struggled with What It Means to be Kyuuketsuki--A Japanese Vampire!

In Feudal Japan, during an attack on Kumamoto Castle from a horde of swarming yōkai— mythical creatures born from the darkest depths of Japanese folklore—the samurai Saito Izumi will be forever changed. By morning's dawn, Saito will be kyuuketsuki, a Japanese vampire!

Join Saito in Feudal Japan as she confronts an army of thunder-beasts, ogre-like oni, and the seductive spider-whore jorōgumo. Creatures as diverse as they are deadly. Then travel with the former samurai as she battles 18th Century Spanish soldiers and vampires along the Spanish Main. Stand with her as she wages war against shape-shifting Mexican nagual, fighting alongside the likes of Davy Crockett, William Travis, and James Bowie to defend the Alamo.


In this heart-wrenching collection of original stories are four terrifying tales from Saito Izumi’s centuries of existing—she doesn't consider it living—that explore her dangerous and deep personal journey to understand the blackest darkness of an inhuman soul, to discover what it means to live and not simply survive, and most important of all, to learn if a vampire can triumph over evil and truly love again.

The Irish Cycle Series - A unique urban fantasy adventure with a mix of mythological and supernatural elements set in contemporary and historical America.

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Level Zero: A Nightmare in Riverton Novel

by Dan McDowell


"The Shining meets Dante’s Inferno ... brimming with sinister surprises sure to keep horror fans up at night." –Best Thrillers

The Oak Hollow Hotel stands eight stories above Riverton, Texas.

Despite not operating as such for years, a haphazard acquisition of the facility leads Chris Wilkerson down a dark path to uncover its mysteries as he forms a call-center specializing in horror stories. A sinister character lurks in an abandoned tunnel just beneath, manipulating Chris as he struggles to walk a fine line between his love for the dark and the macabre and a collapsing marriage.

Todd Adams, a manic depressive financial advisor, awakens from a coma along with 53 others, fighting to understand unexplained phantom memories that plague them. As each work to unravel their meaning, they begin to disappear into a labyrinth beneath the hotel at the torment of a bizarre captor. Discovering mutual commonality in an unresolved past, Todd works to lead them out.

Will they find the key to freedom?

 

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Broken World

by Kate L. Mary


A story of survival and horror, friendship and prejudice, Broken World will take you on an emotional journey that will leave you wanting more!

When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. Then her car breaks down and she’s faced with a choice. Give up, or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows the offer has more to do with her double D’s than kindness, but she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter.

The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has been wiped out. When the dead start coming back, Vivian and the others realize that no electricity or running water are the least of their concerns. Now Vivian has to figure out how to be a mother under the most frightening circumstances, cope with Angus’s aggressive mood swings, and sort out her growing attraction to his brooding younger brother, Axl.

While searching for a safe place to go, they pick up a pompous billionaire who may be the answer to all their problems. Trusting him means going into the middle of the Mojave Desert and possibly risking their lives, but with the streets overrun and nowhere else to turn, it seems he might be their only chance for survival.

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Asylum II

by Sian B. Claven


Pleading insanity was the easy way out for cop killer Bradley Walker because he knew going to jail was a sure death sentence for him. What he wasn’t expecting was for the judge to allow the cops to pick which mental institution he was getting assigned. Nonetheless, he envisioned a comfortable ride from here on out.

Little did Walker understand that cops never forgive and never forget, and at the asylum, you will descend into madness if madness is not where you come from. Walker tries his best to hang onto a glimmer of his sanity, but between the other patients, the orderlies and the doctor’s everything is turned around and upside down and Walker has no way of letting the outside world know he needs help.
“The good doctor is back. Dr Brock and the rest of the asylum staff is here to serve.” – Reader review

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The Drifter (A Peter Ash Novel Book 1)

by Nick Petrie


The first explosive thriller featuring Peter Ash, a veteran who finds that the demons of war aren’t easily left behind...

“Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie’s Peter Ash is the real deal.”—Lee Child


Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his “white static,” the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars.

But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man’s widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he’s ever encountered...and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives.

As Ash begins to investigate this unexpected discovery, he finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined...and it may lead straight back to the world he thought he’d left for good.

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Shepherd's Warning: Sometimes you shouldn't go home... (The Elders Book 1)

by Cailyn Lloyd


For years the abandoned MacKenzie mansion remained hidden in rural Wisconsin. Rumors and stories of apparitions, odd noises, accidents, and strange deaths in or near the property were enough to convince the townsfolk it was haunted and they stayed away.

Lucas MacKenzie and his brother Nate know nothing of this when they inherit the property and decide to bring their families to Wisconsin for a major renovation project with HGTV stardom in mind. As they tear out old fixtures and open shuttered windows, the house begins to reveal secrets of a terrible past and it soon becomes clear the MacKenzies are in grave danger. In the end, only one person can save them.

 
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