Thursday, July 20, 2017

#BEHINDTHESCENES #FRIDAYFINDS Baby I'm For Real by W Parks Brigham #NEWBOOKALERT #CONTEMPORARY #CHRISTIAN #ROMANCE


Welcome to Behind The Scenes 
Today's Featured Author is

W Parks Brigham



W Parks Brigham lives in Houston, Texas and has two adult daughters. She’s spent her adult life teaching small children and loved every minute of it. She is now a retired (Halleluiah) teacher of thirty plus years and loves every minute of that for sure. Her main interest and hobbies besides reading, includes listening to Pandora or playlist, playing spider solitaire, working Sudoku and Bent and Wiggly word search puzzles.
            Because of her love for AA romance and women fiction, she was inspired to write her own and has penned some of the most wonderful stories with plus size women as the heroine.  All five senses are engrossed with believable characters exhibiting morals and integrity touching your every emotion. Her heroines are attractive, professional, and sophisticated with high self-esteem. They are not looking for a man to validate their worth…just love them for who they are.  Drama, the element of surprise with lots of twists and turns, and romance are featured in each story.
            Besides being a writer of AA romance and women fiction; W Parks Brigham considers her stories in a class all by themselves Contemporary Christian Romance since she includes intimacy. Remember, she was first to tag her stories in what she’s sure will be a new category in the near future.
            W Parks have recently ventured out into reading other genres.  In doing so she has met some amazing new authors and has enjoyed their stories.


Baby I’m For Real.   http://amzn.com/B0721QLBST



What is about being raised in a loving home with Christian and virtuous values…hearing the same quotes and sayings from the older women in your family…the night has a thousand eyes…and what’s done in the dark will soon come out in the light…and you don’t listen.  What, it doesn’t apply to you?  You think God is going to give you some brownie points?   Uhn uhn, what’s gone happen is you gone reap what you sow, according to your grandmothers!
Angelina Creswell and Kane Atkins were both raised in loving Christian homes with lots of wisdom and upstanding morals.  They were both taught family was very important and sacrifices must be made if you’re going to do it right. That was why marriage before babies, which was God’s plan, was the way.  These two missed that…no they ignored his way to satisfy their desires.  Yes children are a blessing and a gift from God…all things happen for a reason…having babies and not married is not a big deal during these times, especially if you’re over thirty…it’s not the end of the world.  Humph, no it’s not, but it can be mess!  And that’s what these two strong willed individuals have, a mess!   





#VIRTUALBOOKTOUR for the #CHILDREN #HISTORICAL #FICTION by Cheryl Carpinello, Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend. #NEWBOOKALERT

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the children's historical fiction book written by Cheryl Carpinello, Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend. The tour will run from July 17 - August 7, 2017.


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About the Book

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Title: Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend Book Two
Author: Cheryl Carpinello
Publisher: Beyond Today Educator 
Publication Date: June 21, 2017 
Number of Pages: 121 Genre: Children's Historical Fiction 

Summary: “ Think before acting,” her father always warned. But Princess Guinevere is ruled by her heart. Her betrothal to King Arthur has not changed this. 

When Guinevere and Cedwyn’s latest adventure takes a dangerous turn, they find themselves embroiled in a life-or-death struggle as foretold by Merlyn’s Goddess of the Stones. 

Renegades—foiled in their attempt to kidnap the princess—steal the children of Cadbury Castle to sell as slaves. Guinevere and Cedwyn vow to rescue the children, but a miscalculation puts them all in more danger. The plan quickly unravels, and Guinevere’s impassioned decisions come crashing down as Cedwyn chooses to turn his dream of becoming a knight into reality. Will their courage be strong enough to survive, or will one make the ultimate sacrifice?


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Children are attracted to adventure and they don’t see the risks that adults do, refusing to accept many of the limitations and rules enforced for the sole purpose of keeping children safe. Guinevere and Cedwyn are close friends and Cedwyn, although still very young, has pledged his life to protect the princess who will one day be his queen when she marries King Arthur. Being children, they have their adventures. And one such adventure to the mysterious standing stones results in magical visions and then a race for their lives. There are people intent on kidnapping Guinevere. When she out-foxes their intentions, they take the castle children instead to be sold into slavery. Guinevere insists on chasing after the kidnappers and rescuing the children. The adventure intensifies as they risk their lives and become heroes. But are they totally successful in rescuing the children? Or do they just manage to create more problems in the process.

Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend is the sequel to Cheryl Carpinello's first Guinevere story, Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend. Both books take the fascinating Arthurian legends and create stories that will entice even the most reluctant of readers. With realistic characters and an exciting plot full of adventure, the reader will be pulled along to an unexpected conclusion, one that demands another book to complete the series. Young readers will certainly easily associate with Guinevere and Cedwyn, who, at
their young age, take risks and disobey their parents, while at the same time they reach out to help others and become heroes. A great way to entice readers, even reluctant ones, to follow the adventures found in legends.


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Book One - Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend

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 At the dawn of Camelot, one young girl is about to take her place beside the greatest king in England’s history.... She is a mere child of twelve. But in these medieval days, this is the age when childish things must be put away and greater responsibilities accepted—all in preparation for a betrothal of marriage. For young Lady Guinevere, on the advent of her thirteenth Birth Day, the whole idea is quite unbearable. After all, what could be better than spending her youth playing with her best friend Cedwyn, roaming the grounds around the castle looking for mythical creatures or hunting rabbits? However, the wizard Merlyn—her teacher and friend—knows that destiny has a way of catching up with a person. His arrival sets in motion a series of events that will lead Guinevere to her destiny whether she is ready for it or not.



Great Sadness and Danger:With saddened and heavy hearts, they left the gruesome glen behind and rode for the castle. Samuel followed Guinevere, having chosen to ride beside Aaron. His tears dried, but the anguish not buried with his family. The grief was clearly evident in his hunched body, the anger in his clenched fists on the pony’s reins. Cedwyn worried about the boy’s state of mind.

Guinevere now led the trio, concern for the safety of the castle and the people there were marked by the hard set of her chin. Worry etched lines in her wrinkled brow and deepened her hollowed eyes. Cedwyn brought up the rear. His eyes noted every movement. Ears tuned to the echoes of the forest, head swiveling ateach movement and sound. Fear had taken permanent hold over his body—a feeling he was certain should have been as foreign tohim asit would have been to Arthur’s knights. Cold fear tightened its grip on his heart and throat. Those who would kill the gentle monks would stop at nothing. Now the little group rode in the dark, a time when all earthly creatures took on the pallor of ghosts, and hidden danger lurked all around them.


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About the Author

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I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds.

Blog Tour Giveaway

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: August 7, 11:59 pm, 2017 Open to: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Cheryl Carpinello and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

#VIRTUALBOOKTOUR Who Killed My Husband, by Michelle Stimpson #NEWBOOKALERT #MYSTERY #SHORTSTORY #CHRISTIANFICTION @wnlbooktors @StimpsonTweets


Write Now Literary is pleased to announce Who Killed My Husband? By Michelle Stimpson. Virtual Book Tour. 
July 17-28, 2017.  

Genre: Short Story/Mystery

ASIN: B071743ZLP




Michelle Stimpson is an author, a speaker, and an educator who received her Bachelor of Science degree from Jarvis Christian College in 1994. She earned a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2002. She has had the pleasure of teaching elementary, middle, and high school as well as training adults. In addition to her work in the field of education, Michelle ministers through writing and public speaking. Her works include the highly acclaimed Boaz Brown, Divas of Damascus Road (National Bestseller), and Falling Into Grace. She has published several short stories for high school students through her educational publishing company, Right Track Academic Support Services, at www.wegottaread.com. Michelle serves in women’s ministry at her home church, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, in Dallas, TX. She regularly speaks at special events and writing workshops sponsored by churches, schools, book clubs and other positive organizations, and she has taught writing classes at the University of Texas at Arlington. Michelle lives near Dallas with her husband, their two teenage children, and one crazy dog.







Ashley Crandall finally convinced her husband, Allan, to attend the Christian men’s retreat...but he ends up dead there. What happened to him on the campgrounds? Who would want to kill Allan? And why are the detectives pointing fingers at Ashley? In her quest to solve the mystery and clear her name, Ashley will learn something about her husband that she didn’t want to know and something about her Christian faith that shifts her life. 

This short work by national bestselling, multi-published author Michelle Stimpson is packed with emotion, suspense, and a her signature way of weaving hope into a story – always a hit with readers who enjoy faith-based reads.

In Conversation with

Michelle Stimpson


Q: This is a different kind of book for you. What made you venture a little with this title?

A: After writing 40+ books, an author can get kinds stagnant. I have recently started reading clean mysteries, and I found that I actually enjoy them. They keep me up late at night because I truly want to find out whodunit and why. I’m hoping my readers will enjoy a different pace, too. I think they’ll be glad to know it’s possible to change things up and still keep the message of the book strong.

Q: What is the message of the book?

A: The main character, Ashley, is struggling to make sense of things as they relate to her. She has suffered much loss in her life already. But she’s going to have to understand that God doesn’t make His plans around Her. She may be the apple of His eye, but she is not the center of the universe.  His promise to be there always will have to sufficient for some of us until we reach the other side.

Q: Wow! That title really caught me. How did you come up with the idea for this book?

A: You know what, I wish I could remember. Thankfully, I have not experience much death around me, but I know that the longer I live, the more loved ones will pass away. Death is a part of life.  I don’t kill off a lot of characters in my books, but there was just something about this couple that struck my imagination and I knew they needed a book. Quickly!

Q: How quick?

A: About 10 days from outline to finished first draft.

Q: Seriously?

A: Yes, but keep in mind: This is a shorter work of fiction.

Q: Why did you choose to write a shorter piece?

A: I actually got my start with fiction as a short-story writer. I love shorter reads because I can finish them quickly. My schedule is often irregular, so it’s hard for me to get into longer books during hectic weeks. When I sit down for a few hours with a short read, I already know I’m going to have the satisfaction of finishing it. I usually save longer reads for holidays/vacations.

Q: What else is going on with you outside of the writing world?

A: Glad you asked! I am now the grandmother of a wonderful baby girl. Bless God! I am spending a ridiculous amount of time just staring at her and nibbling on her juicy cheeks.

Q: What’s your next release?

A: I’ve got a non-fiction book coming out entitled Change Your Mind, Transform Your Life: 21 Truths to Renew Your Mind in Christ. I am always sooo excited about edifying believers. Non-fiction is not my first genre, but it is definitely one of the most fulfilling to me.

Q: Do you have advice for aspiring authors?

A: I have more than advice—I have help! They can visit www.PublishMyBookAlready.com to take classes and learn more about publishing, marketing, etc.
Q: How Can Readers Connect with You?

A: The best way to keep in touch is through my email list. I send out notice of new books and keep people posted on all kinds of things from events to what’s happening with their favorite characters to upcoming releases. 

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Excerpt



Chapter 1

“Thank you for doing this, Allan.” I kept my eyes steady on the unfamiliar, winding road sprawling before me. Already, I had braked three times for sharp turns and a pothole.

Allan, ears covered by headphones, bobbed as though he didn’t hear my compliment. His baby smooth skin, dimples, and semi-mohawk haircut made him look much younger than thirty-two. So young, in fact, that a few times, twenty-something chicks at his DJing events had mistaken me as his older sister or his manager, even though I was only thirty. Allan thought that was funny. “It’s good for business,” he’d say, flashing his boyish grin.

I was tired of him acting like a boy. A guy. A dude. A bro. I needed him to grow up and be a man. Start thinking about things that mattered, namely his eternity. Since Allan had agreed to attend this non-church-affiliated men’s retreat, I thought my prayers were finally being answered. I had gone all out to take off work early so I could take him to Peaceful Days. Even dusted on some makeup and flat-ironed my wavy mane so he’d have this awesome picture of me in the back of his mind all weekend.

I tapped him on the shoulder and mouthed again, “Thank you for doing this.”

I knew better than to expect a “Sure thing, Ashley,” or “It’s my pleasure to go,” from him. He was either ignoring me or caught up in his music. No matter, I was used to being blocked out of his life by music, working at KRBF FM radio Dallas. His side gigs. His friends. His lifestyle.

Still, my eyes watered for a moment. The rejection stung worse than a bee. At least when a bee stung, it was defending its own territory. Allan and I were supposed to be one in God’s sight. Why he chose to turn on me—his wife of six years—and treat me like the enemy was unreasonable. We were on the same team.

At least we were until Corey died.

















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Sunday, July 16, 2017

BJ'S Big Dream Virtual Book Tour, #CHILDREN #NEWBOOKALERT #EDUCATION @wnlbooktours @soniacleverette



Write Now Literary is pleased to announce BJ’s Big Dream Virtual Book Tour, with author Sonia Leverette. July 17-21, 2017.


ISBN-10: 0998123005

ISBN-13: 978-0998123004

ASIN: B01M4KYAN1

Genre: Children





Passionate about creating tomorrow’s leaders, Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette combines her love for children with books. Wife, mother and veteran educator with almost thirty years of experience, Dr. Leverette focuses extensively on meeting the needs of grade school students including how to deal with bullying, leadership, teamwork, problem solving and character building.








What is your favorite dream?

BJ has a special dream. He really wants his dream to come true, so he makes a plan. BJ works hard to fix problems that try to stop his dream. While he waits for his dream to happen, he learns that he can do it, if he doesn’t quit.

In this book, children will learn

•How to separate real dreams from daydreams

•Steps to making a real dream come true

•Hard work can pay off


•The benefits of planning, setting goals and problem solving




Tell us about yourself.
I am a wife, mother and veteran educator passionate about children. I'm committed to writing uplifting and motivational stories that teach children the facts of life.




Tell us about your book.
BJ's Big Dream is a story about a young boy determined to have long hair. He encounters several obstacles on his journey and even has some surprises, but his desire, faith and patience combine to ensure his success.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?
For seven years, I watched my son attempt to grow his hair. Over and over he failed, but he never quit. The journey for me wasn't easy to watch, but BJ learned from the experience and I was inspired euonymus measure. He began in second grade, and in ninth grade, his hair finally took off. He wore his long locks until his junior year in college.

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading your book?
Any dream worth dreaming is worth accomplishing with desire, faith and patience.



Just for fun

Coffee or tea? Coffee hands down

Lights on / lights off? A combination: lights on when I'm home alone at night; lights dimmed when I'm working.
things you never leave home without? Prayer, cell phone, money

Sleep in or get up early? Sleep in

Celebrity crushes? Fred Flintstone, Kermit the Frog (sorry Ms. Piggy) and when I'm feeling naughty, Lil Ron Ron

Tell us something no person knows about you. I blog while I'm driving by speaking into the mic on my phone.










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Thursday, July 13, 2017

#BEHINDTHESCENES #FRIDAYFINDS Love is not Black or White by Mary Rodwell #NEWBOOKALERT @wnlbooktours

Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's featured Author is Mary Rodwell

Her latest release:  Love Is Not Black or White











Mary Rodwell is no stranger to transformation in life. She believes every day is a new chapter worth writing and sharing with others to move past their pain into purpose. 

Today, Mary has fourth published books focusing on inspiration, self help and faith.




In life we’re taught on many levels as a child, student, worker and adult. But on each level we should have a more precise understanding about life and what to expect from it. The hidden truth of living life starts and ends with love. Although it's easy to spell, "LOVE" is not easy to digest when stipulations and circumstances exist. If you're not sure of what love is and how to demonstrate it when unjust, violence and selfishness are rapid; this book is for you. Providing real solutions to everyday problems we all face at home, work or in society.




Monday, July 10, 2017

#TUESDAYTIPS by Paulette Nunlee #INDIE #WRITER #AUTHOR #EDITING @wnlbooktours





Paulette Nunlee provides copy editing and proofreading services for writers and small business communications. A retired telecommunications executive with public relations and corporate communications experience, she has edited many fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for award-winning writers. Paulette recognizes the challenges faced by writers and strives to ensure the work she reviews enhances their best efforts. Her helpful self-editing tips are found on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact Paulette Nunlee: pnunlee@gmail.com. Find her at fivestarproofing.com and Facebook.com/fivestarproofing. Instagram proofreader.mama.


Friday, July 7, 2017

#VIRTUALBOOKTOUR Remnants, by Carolyn Arnold, #NEWBOOKALERT #FRIDAYFINDS


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Book Title: REMNANTS
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: Brandon Fisher FBI series, Book 6
Published by: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-988353-49-4
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-988353-50-0
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-988353-51-7
ASIN: B01MUAA8JL
260 pages









All that remains are whispers of the past…
When multiple body parts are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River in Savannah, Georgia, local law enforcement calls in FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team to investigate. But with the remains pointing to three separate victims, this isn’t proving to be an open-and-shut case.
With no quick means of identifying the victims, building a profile of this serial killer is proving more challenging than usual. How is the killer picking these victims? Why are their limbs being severed and bodies mutilated? And what is it about them that is triggering this killer to murder?
The questions compound as the body count continues to rise, and when a torso painted blue and missing its heart is found, the case takes an even darker turn. But this is only the beginning, and these new leads draw the FBI into a creepy psychological nightmare. One thing is clear, though: the killing isn’t going to stop until they figure it all out. And they are running out of time…

Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Remnants (Brandon Fisher FBI
series):

My senses were busy
taking in the crime scene
: marshland, relative seclusion, an arm and leg
discovered last week, an arm yesterday. Aside from the human remains that had
been found here, the property had a serene feeling to it, a sense of peace.
There was a tangible quality to the air, though—or maybe it was the presence of
law enforcement and crime scene investigators—that made it impossible to deny
that death had touched the place.

“What else can you tell us about the limbs that were
recovered?” Paige asked.

The lieutenant cleared
his throat. “Well, both arms didn
’t have hands, and the leg didn’t have
a foot. We found incision marks indicating the hands and foot had been
intentionally cut off.”

“Our killer
could have taken them for trophies or to make identification impossible,” I
suggested.

Pike gave a
small nod and continued. “And while we know the hands and foot were removed,
it’s not as clear how the appendages separated from the torso. It would be
something we’d need the medical examiner to clarify.”

Jack’s brow furrowed, and I could tell his mind was
racing through the possibilities.

“But,” Pike
continued, “all the limbs have one thing in common: muscle tissue remained,
even though the skin had been removed.”

“It is possible
that the skin was also taken as a trophy,” Zach speculated.

“We could be
looking for a hunter or a sexual sadist,” Jack said.

Hunters were
typically identified by the type of weapon they used—a hunting knife, rifle, or
crossbow, for example—and they tended to dispose of their victims’ bodies in
remote, isolated areas. A sexual sadist, on the other hand, got off on the
torture and pain. But we’d need to gather more facts before we could build any
sort of profile on our unsub. Even knowing more about the victims themselves
would help.
Was the killer choosing people he or she was acquainted
with? Were the victims of a certain gender, age group, occupation? The list
went on and on. From there, we could more easily
speculate on
our killer’s motive and what they had to gain.


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In the Mind of a Serial Killer

“A well-written
psychological thriller. Told in part through the murderer’s eyes, we really get
the feel of what a serial killer is like.” –Juniper
Grove on Blue Baby

BY CAROLYN ARNOLD

Do serial killers and the FBI fascinate you? Do you like getting inside
the minds of killers, or love being creeped out, sleeping with your eyes open,
and feeling like you’re involved in murder investigations? Then the Brandon
Fisher FBI series is for you! Join FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and
his team with the Behavioral Analysis Unit in their hunt for serial killers.


Each book in the series takes the reader inside the mind of a serial

killer and uncovers his or her thought process and motivation. Each book also
follows the execution of torture on the victims and their murders. And of
course, each book preys on society’s fascination with serial killers.




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Series Information

What to expect from the Brandon Fisher FBI series:


Profilers. Serial killers. The hunt is on. Do serial killers and the FBI fascinate you? Do you like getting inside the minds of killers, love being creeped out, sleeping with your eyes open, and feeling like you’re involved in murder investigations? Then join FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team with the Behavioral Analysis Unit in their hunt for serial killers.


This is the perfect book series for fans of Criminal Minds, NCIS, Silence of the Lambs, Seven, Dexter, Luther, and True Crime.

Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning.


About the Author
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CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.
Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.
Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.
She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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And don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter for up-to-date information on release and special offers at http://carolynarnold.net/newsletters

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 Giveaway is International.
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