Red’s Author Chit Chat with Marsha Black

I love gaining new fans and being able to talk and interact with them.

Hi Marsha, Thank you for stopping in so we can get to know you better. You said your genre is more Young Adult but that your anthology stories might not be suitable for the average YA reader. Maybe for a more mature audience. That is great to know. Congratulations on your first book, The Triplet’s Curse – Hope’s Story: Book One. I can’t wait for you to tell us more about you and your books. 

1) Do you have a favorite character from The Triplet’s Curse?

Marsha: I really enjoy Hope. She reminds me of how I was when I was a teenager and I had so much fun writing her story.

Red: How interesting to get a peek into your teen years while reading this book. 

2) What is your favorite part of being a published author?

Marsha: I love gaining new fans and being able to talk and interact with them.

Red: Fangirling is a real thing. Trust me, just doing this interview with you I have to control myself. Authors are superstars in out world. 

3) Where is the strangest place you had a book or character idea come to you?

Marsha: I had a series idea come to me on the way to the dentist, lol. I thought that was quite funny.

Red: I ask this question of each author and I have to say that this a first for the idea box. 

4) I am sure you don’t sit with a timer but if you had to guess how long does it take for you to write a book? 

Marsha: This completely varies, I work full-time, taking online college courses and have a toddler, so with the help of my boyfriend I get writing done, but it’s not every day and not always a lot at a time.

Red: Sounds like me when I am trying to clean house. Writing is much more fun than cleaning up after a toddler. 

5) Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

Marsha: I do read them. Thankfully I’ve only had good reviews, but I wouldn’t mind bad as long as there’s a reason why. I don’t see the point in giving a book one or two stars, but not explaining or contacting me about what you didn’t like about the book. I want to make my book an enjoyable read, and I can’t do that if I don’t know where mistakes are being made.

Red: Very well said. The star rating system is severely flawed in my opinion. Here at The Redhead’s Book Blog we don’t use stars. The written content in a review is what is important in determining the opinion of the reviewer. Ok, I am off my soapbox now. As you can see this is something I have put a lot of thought into. 

6) What do you do when you suffer from writer’s block?

Marsha: I have thankfully not had to suffer through writer’s block as of yet.

7) Which of your books do you wish more readers were aware of?

Marsha: I currently have The Triplet’s Curse – Hope’s Story released. A novella in Dark Waters: A Mermaid Anthology and The Triplet’s Curse – Destiny’s Story(Book Two) rereleased Aug 2018.

Red: You have been busy. 

8) Did you have a mentor when you started?

Marsha: I did not. I was a reader and participated in Facebook events before starting back writing.

9) What advice would you give an aspiring author?

Marsha: Go for it. It can be scary and nerve-wracking. You may worry about if anyone might like your story or not. The best thing I can say is…do it for you. There will be people who like it and people who don’t. If you enjoy writing the story and it’s something that you would read, then more power to you. Have faith in yourself. Even if you’re book isn’t well liked, you accomplished a goal in writing a book, and there are people out there who would be willing to help make it better by working with you on it. So never despair.

Red: That is awesome advice. I had some tell me to carry a notepad and if I felt like writing a few sentences to do it. It’s fun to go back a look at those little bits from months ago. 

10) What can we expect from you in the future?

42 & Beyond: A Space Opera Anthology is available for preorder and is releasing Oct 12, 2018. I’ll be working on the 3rd book of the trilogy. Fingers crossed I’ll get it released by the end of the year. I do have about 4 or 5 other anthologies I’ll be part of this year, all of varying genres and story lines. I have a YA Fantasy stand alone I will be working on as well as a series I’m hoping to start next year.

11) Anything Else

Follow me so you can keep track of future books of mine!

Amazon Author page https://amzn.to/2xzSUtH

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMarshaBlack

 

Thanks for spending the day with us today. I look forward to checking out all of your books. Please come back again soon.

~Red xoxo

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The Triplet’s Curse – Hope’s Story: Book One

Amazon Link https://amzn.to/2xG1J4z

When the moon is full High above the Earth
Three daughters shall be born
On their 16th birthday, their destiny will begin
One daughter, born with the knowledge of the future, yet blind of those closest to her

Hope, your normal teenage girl, other than being one out of a set of triplets’, dreams about the day she turns 16 and can get her license.

Unknowingly, as her 16th birthday draws closer, a curse that has been around for centuries will activate, causing her to have visions, giving her knowledge of the future. The things she sees, she hopes are just hallucinations.

New guy Bryce, comes to town, knowing of the curse. He’s part of a group that prepares their whole lives to train the triplet sisters, who are unlucky enough to have it befall them. Hoping, the town he moves to doesn’t have the sisters they are looking for, once his eyes rest upon Hope, he knows without a doubt that his life will be changed and with the spark at contact, he knows it will be changed forever.

With Bryce’s help, Hope must accept these changes and train, learning how to control her ability and preventing more visions from becoming a reality. As the fight hits closer to home, will Hope be prepared to defeat the evil, making the world safer, for just a little bit longer?

 

About Marsha Black

Mother of 2, avid reader, lover of anything and everything paranormal/supernatural. Enjoys reading, watching TV, and hanging out with her kids. Hopes that through her written books, readers can escape from reality, as many books did for her. Writes clean YA/NA, with some toe-dipping in other genres. Loves reading reviews and interacting with new readers/fans, so don’t be afraid to befriend and/or get in touch with her.

The anthologies I am part of, even my stories may not be acceptable for teens, so make sure to check the ratings of anthologies if looking to get them for teens.

Adults, I prefer writing clean YA/NA. I can write make-out scenes as far as anthologies or possible co-writings may go.

Please keep these in mind going forward, since I don’t want any of my fans blind-sided by a descriptive make-out session within a story or anthology the is not rated PG-13 or below.

 

 

Red’s Author Chit Chat with Dawn Doyle

I’m an Indie Romance Author, but I tend to write under many sub-genres such as Contemporary, Suspense, Paranormal, and even Fantasy.

Today’s interview is with an author that is totally new to me. When searching for authors to highlight Dawn Doyle answered up and agreed to talk with me. I met Dawn in The Redhead’s Reading lounge, one of my Facebook reader groups. We play, talk about the books and authors we love and have a giveaway here and there. I would love to see you there. Where as only 1 or 2 authors and books are shared in this blog each day, the Facebook groups allows for me to share 10 times as many books and authors with readers.

The Redhead’s Reading Lounge Facebook group link

Thank for joining me today Dawn. I see you listed romance as your genre and when stalking, I mean researching, for this interview I noticed you write multiple books within the romance book world. I also see you have a new release coming on 9/24, Blaine. That cover is HOT! The blurb and buy link are at the bottom of the interview. I am anxious to hear more about you and your books so let’s get started.

1) When did you start writing?

Dawn: Romance 2014, but I was dreaming up stories for myself for years.

2) Which one of your published books is your favorite? How about a favorite character from your books?

Dawn: I think Witch Hunter will always have a special place in my heart because I love anything magical. I think Lucian is my favourite right now.

Red: Just the name Lucian makes me shiver.

3) Do you have a specific way you choose the characters names?

Dawn: For the names, I just think of how the character looks and try to place a name to the face. If not, I search name sites for something that stands out to me.

Red: I can imagine the names are difficult until you describe them. 

4) What is your favorite part of being a published author?

Dawn: When a reader tells me they loved the story.

Red: <smiling>

5) Where is the strangest place you had a book or character idea come to you?

Dawn: On the toilet.

Red: You are the second author to mention this. The room seems to bring on a creative, ummmm shall we say, flow. 

6) I am sure you don’t sit with a timer but if you had to guess how long does it take for you to write a book? 

Dawn: The quickest was five weeks, the longest was eight months. I try to write at least an hour a day, but life gets in the way most of the time.

Red: Time does fly and there never seems to be enough hours in the day. 

7) Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

Dawn: I do. With the bad ones, and I hope I’m not the only one who does this, I check to see if they like the same books as me by comparing our ratings. If I like a lot of the stuff they don’t, then it makes sense. If there’s a problem with my book, I want to know about it. But, I’ve come to realize that no matter what you do, or how good you are, there’s always somebody out there who’s going to hate your work no matter what.

Red: Personal commentary here. I believe that the star rating system is severely flawed. At The Redhead’s Book Blog we are working on a way to rate a book beyond the stars. Hey, that’s a great tagline for my new review team. You brought out my creative side. 

8) What do you do what you suffer from writer’s block?

Dawn:  Think of different scenario’s and see if they work any better. Sometimes, I leave my writing and read a few books, or I’ll work on another story.

9) Which of your books do you wish more readers were aware of?

Dawn: Soul Guardian and Witch Hunter. Paranormal and Fantasy are difficult to promote.

Red: Hopefully this interview will help with that. 

10) What advice would you give an aspiring author?

Dawn: Don’t give up. If you think your work is bad and nobody will like it, remember that we all do exactly the same thing. You won’t know until you try.

Red: Great advice!

11) What can we expect from you in the future?

  Dawn:  I’m writing the second book in the West Norton Boys .

13) Tell us something fun. Anything that can make us smile or giggle. Life is too short, lets spread some smiles around.

Dawn: I have a two-year-old English Bulldog named Jake. He farts…a lot.

Red: My dog is rude like that too or maybe its really one of the men in the house and they are just blaming the dog. 

Thanks for stopping by to chat with me today. It was great getting to know you better.

~Red xoxo

41KWu2kUfQLBlaine (West Norton Boys Series Book 2)

Amazon Global link :  getbook.at/DWNDbln

Blaine – COMING SEPTEMBER 24TH —–  PREORDER NOW 
It was supposed to be OVER, but I was still in DEEP.
Trying to dig my way out of the s**t I was in seemed IMPOSSIBLE.
Until I met HER.
Falling for Robyn made me want to CHANGE. But, to do that, I had to take a RISK that could get me killed.
I didn’t want to drag her into my WORLD, but I had to hold on to her with everything I had so I could be FREE.

Robyn 
I was still paying for my MISTAKE, my dreams lying shattered inside a file I told nobody about.
Then I met HIM, and my world turned UPSIDE down.
I was forced to EXPOSE my shameful past to Blaine, but it wasn’t long before I found out he held SECRETS of his own.
When circumstances threw me into the center of a new HELL, I had to do whatever I could to get us out.
Even if it meant risking my FREEDOM.

Lucian (West Norton Boys Series Book 1)

BUY IT NOW —   Amazon global link —  getbook.at/DWNDlcn

Where to find  Dawn Doyle – Romance Author

Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/2CCTdsF

Facebook author page  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDawnDoyle/

 

 

Reds Chit Chat with Zane Michaelson

I began writing in August 2017.’Thou Shalt Not Love’ is my favourite up to now…..

5171QO8ZuoLZane Michaelson stopped by to chat with us today and I am really excited to see what he has to share. 

I have followed  Zane Michaelson since he released his first book in October 2017. His debut book, She Loves to Watch Me Play, is a retelling of his life at a time which was not all hearts and flowers. Each book after this one made up this chapter, There Are Two Sides To Every Story. This final book includes his wife’s (Jenna Michaelson) side of  their story. It completes the puzzle perfectly.

Zane Michaelson’s new release, Cammie: By Invitation Only book 1 was a secret release to tease his readers while he takes a bit of a break. He has been going non-stop since he starting publishing his books almost a year ago. I think he has earned some time off.  The Redheads Review Squad all agree that Cammie is a must read and great start to this new series.  Links to purchase Cammie are below the interview. 

Click on the links below to read the full review.

Red: Zane Michaelson continues to blow me away with his original stories and his writing style.

Kitti Kat: This story drew me in…it is blistering and panty melting!

Foxy Lady 369: I love this book! It’s one of those books that leaves you on the edge of your seat and the intensity of wondering what will happen next.

 

The Interview:  Don’t mind all of the fangirl moments in this interview. Since I have followed Zane Michaelson for almost a year and devoured all of his books, getting to do an interview with him is a highlight of my blogging. So let’s get started…….


1) When did you being writing? Also, which of your published books is your favorite?
Zane: I began writing in August 2017.’Thou Shalt Not Love’ is my favourite up to now as it was the first work of fiction that I published. It proved I could do it, and the response was amazing!
Red: It has been amazing to be with you since your debut in Oct 2017. 
2) Do you have a favorite character from your books? How do you select the names of your characters?
Zane: I don’t have a favourite character I can tell you about as that book hasn’t been announced yet.
Choosing character names isn’t as easy as people think it would be. I get the names once I build a visual picture in my mind. If I don’t have the name, it’s because I haven’t described the character well enough.
Red: Just so you new readers are warned. Mr.  Michaelson is a big, I mean huge, tease. Like how he snuck in that “book that hasn’t been announced” part? He keeps you on your toes. 
3) What is your favorite part of being a published author?
Zane: I love the fact I have a fantastic company behind me (Junction Publishing / Happy Ever After Publishing). They take care of everything and nothing is decided without me. Down to the editing and the fantastic cover art,  they won’t accept anything but the best. I definitely won the lottery signing with them.
Red: Your covers are amazing and the women go crazy for them. Ok I will admit to having some items with your covers on them. Some coffee mugs, some t-shirts, maybe a charm or 2.  I mean, come on, those men are HOT! Now looking at Cammie I think I need to add to my collection. 
4) Where is the strangest place you had a book or character idea come to you?
Zane: I get ideas in the strangest of places. On the toilet, in the dentist, driving, and people watching (Or as my wife says, being nosey). But mainly, my ideas come when listening to music. A song title can give me an idea for a book, and the characters come from something as simple as that.
Red: I know you like to share your music with your readers in Zane’s Hangout on Facebook. I spend time in there on occasion. If you would like to join us here is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/294699031009501/
5) How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Zane: My first novella ‘She Loves to Watch Me Play’ took me just under two days to write. I’m not sure if that is a good or bad thing, but the response has been fantastic. 
Red: I am not surprised to hear you wrote that so quickly. It felt like an outpouring of your heart as I read. Oh, I am supposed to be an unbiased journalist here. Well I blew that one but I am who I am. I fangirl often. 
6) Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Zane: I don’t tend to read them, but people do point both the good and bad out to me, so I have to take notice. Saying that, I take them for what they are – people’s opinions. I am just happy people have read my work. You can’t please everyone, and sometimes bad reviews tend to draw more people to your work. Curiosity killed the cat so to speak!
7) Which of your books do you wish more readers were aware of?
Zane: ‘There are Two Sides to Every Story’, which is my true story, and co-written with my wife, Jenna.
Red: This was the perfect way to close the door on this chapter of your writing and move into the new writing you are doing now. Cammie is a great example of your new work. 
8) What do you do what you suffer from writer’s block?
Zane: I don’t suffer from it thankfully, and I think the reason is my fondness for working on multiple manuscripts – I never get bored of the same thing.
Red: I bet you have a lot of ideas floating around that you can’t wait to get on paper. I guess that saying doesn’t really work anymore. I mean I am typing, not writing on paper. Oh well, moving along.
9) Did you have a mentor when you started?
Zane: No. I was all alone in a world I knew nothing of. My friends Gloria and Carol were a great help at the start and without their guidance, I would have made so many mistakes.
Red: I have been fortunate to meet both of these ladies and I agree they are fabulous. Plus Gloria is great at keeping you in line, or at least she tries. 
10)  Advice for aspiring authors?
Zane: Write what you know! Get a fantastic editor and take care with your covers.
Sounds good to me!
Red: Great editor, check. Beg you to help with covers, check and check. 
11)  What’s next for you?
Zane: I have so many new releases planned for the rest of 2018, and right up to 2020. Keep your eyes on Zane’s Hangout as everything is announced there first! There is so much more to come from me, and I couldn’t be more excited.
Red: Here is that link again to Zane’s Hangout https://www.facebook.com/groups/294699031009501/

12) Tell us something fun. Anything that can make us smile or giggle. Life is too short, lets spread some smiles around. 

Zane: I hate anything that scurries about; mice, rats, spiders, oh and birds too. Their feet/claws terrify me and the thought of them touching my bare skin is my worst nightmare. I think I would pass out/wail/have a heart attack, if it ever happened! (Saying my prayers now!)
Red: Now that is something new to me. So camping in a tent would not be on your favorite vacation activities list . Got it. 
13) Anything else you would like to share?
Zane: I think I shared more than enough in the ‘I Know What You’re Doing’ series! Some of my readers are still recovering.

Thank you for being here and sharing with us today Zane. You know I have been a loyal reader of yours from the beginning. I am anxiously waiting for Zander, book 2 in your By Invitation Only Series. I have Angel of Mine pre-ordered. 

Thanks for taking the time to chat with me .

~Red xoxo

Blurb and Links for Zane Michaelson’s new book Cammie: By Invitation Only

Cammie Childs is a dynamic careerwoman on the brink of divorce.
During a successful business trip to London, she falls into bed with the enigmatic, but egotistical, Zander Shaw.
After a night of wild and passionate sex, they go their separate ways.
For Cammie, their time together meant nothing and was just another part of her sexual reawakening.
Days later, Jensen, a drop-dead gorgeous chauffer, turns up at Cammie’s door with an offer she may not be able to refuse.
Instantly attracted to Jensen, and wanting to see him again, she accepts the mysterious invitation, but who is playing a game with her, and does she have any hope of winning?
Note: This is Book One in a new series of short stories.

US https://amzn.to/2M7rlw7

UK https://amzn.to/2NUYHQN

CA https://amzn.to/2wPO9v3

AU https://www.amazon.com.au/Cammie-Invitation-Only-Book-One-ebook/dp/B07GZS1BYC

Coming Oct 1stClick here to learn a little bit more about how I was introduced to Zane Michaelson. 

 

 

 

Debut Author Spotlight on W.A. Cooper

Jessica Barron no longer believes in love. Decree Absolute…the end is a new beginning. Or is it?

W.A. Cooper released her first book Decree Absolute on Sept 4th and our new review squad is ready to start sharing their reviews with you. Kitti Kat has reviewed for The Redhead’s Book Blog previously and Foxy Lady 369 is just joining us. We are all avid readers and positive people. We read because we love it and we love what we read.

A little blurb from Decree Absolute before you read the reviews.

Jessica Barron no longer believes in love. Her first husband died tragically and she discovers her second husband in flagrante with their children’s nanny.  Jessica needs a new nanny, and fast.

Renée Arden is over relationships. Reeling from a recent break up, the Home Solution Agency owner is temporarily homeless. When Jessica mistakes her for a staff member, the solution is obvious. Renée will step in as nanny.

Renée’s efficient running of the household, enables Jessica to reconnect with her children and their relationship moves from professional to friendship, with the possibility of so much more.

Amazon US https://amzn.to/2oGSdKe

Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2CnTgbP

Amazon CA https://amzn.to/2M15MNR

Amazon AU https://www.amazon.com.au/Decree-Absolute-W-Cooper-ebook/dp/B07DL86LDM

Congratulations on your first book W.A. Cooper.

~Red

Here’s what The Redhead’s Review Squad had to say about your new release.


Decree AbsoluteKitti Kat’s Review

Decree Absolute by W.A. Cooper

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There is just something about a confident and strong-willed woman! Combining two of them together can lead to fireworks!

This story is about Jessica who finds herself in a position of needing a new nanny aka assistant after coming home to a rude awakening.
Renee is in a precarious position herself- when these two women meet it’s not as copacetic as either had imagined, but soon a friendship forms, trust is built, and electricity crackles to life.

Someone threatens to destroy everything…can Jessica find out who and save the love she has found?

What would you do to protect the one you loved?

Secrets, tragedy, blackmail are woven into this story that pulled me in and had me invested in each of the characters (not just Jessica and Renee) from the kids and Mr. Pip to friends and family.

I giggled…I cried (the letters! Oh man they got me!)…i longed…and i wanted to beat the ever lovin’ snot out of a character! This was both my first F/F read and first book by this author and i look forward to reading more from her and would recommend (I am secretly hoping Mac gets her own book) Though i am intrigued by the teasing of the dragon and the fairy too!


Foxy Lady 369Decree Absolute

Decree Absolute by W.A. Cooper

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first F/F book I have ever read, I took a chance and really enjoyed it.

A story of two very strong, determined minded women who are attracted to each other. Threatened to be exposed to society for loving each other.

Jessica Barron is a well known divorce attorney, she has been married twice and has two children. Her second marriage has been filled with betrayal and mistrust. She now has to juggle her private life, her job and her children on her own as she has left her husband and fired the children’s nanny.

Needless to say Jessica is now looking for a live in temporary nanny for her children until her workload lessens. She walks into Home Solution Agency determined to hire someone to help with her children, she sees Renee Barron and decides to hire her on the spot unaware that Renee is the owner of the company.

Renee Barron is just coming out of a bad relationship with her girlfriend and needs to move out, she is looking for a temporary place to live.

For Jessica and Renee it’s a win-win situation. Renee has a temporary place to live and Jessica has a temporary home assistant.

Renee begins to feel an attraction to Jessica but doesn’t want to compromise her business, family and employees. Jessica is denying the chemistry between her Renee. Jessica is compromising her job and the custody of her children.

What will happen to Jessica and Renee? Will they give up on the attraction they feel based on a compromise? Or will they take a chance and face their fears.
I would highly recommend this book. This shows friendship, loyalty, acceptance and heartbreak. It teaches us that anything can be overcome no matter what lies in front of us.  Great Job WA Cooper!

Decree Absolute by W. A. Cooper

Amazon US https://amzn.to/2oGSdKe

Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2CnTgbP

Amazon CA https://amzn.to/2M15MNR

Amazon AU https://www.amazon.com.au/Decree-Absolute-W-Cooper-ebook/dp/B07DL86LDM

Be sure to follow WA Cooper on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/100025464132805

and in her read group-Coopers Confidants

https://m.facebook.com/groups/319958225228238

Flatline by Kristine Dugger

Not once did I ever think I would do something like this.
One-night stand, no strings attached.
Me leaving the next morning, hoping to never see him again.

 
This is how my life goes. It’s pretty damn simple. I work with very little play. I’m an ICU Dietitian. What exactly does this mean? My career is my one true love. Nothing else compares.
 
Until one night, I decided to go outside my comfort zone.
A little friendly flirting turned into a night filled with want and need.
Not once did I ever think I would do something like this.
One-night stand, no strings attached.
Me leaving the next morning, hoping to never see him again.
 
Boy, was I wrong.
He works with me.
A fucking doctor!
 
#oneclick #medicalromance #hot #flatline #kristinedugger

RHAPSODY: BITTERSWEET HARMONY

Zach lived what people thought was a charmed life, born into money, talented and looks to die for.

RHAPSODY:
BITTERSWEET HARMONY
By Destiny Marx

.•°🎼AMAZON US: https://amzn.to/2z0xGbL

NOOK :
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/…/bittersw…/1128839721…

SMASHWORDS :
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/835092

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.•°🎼Add to goodreads TBR:
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.•°🎼Blurb
Zach lived what people thought was a charmed life, born into money, talented and looks to die for. Underneath the façade lives a man tortured with secrets he’s spent his whole life hiding and an addiction to alcohol that’s killing him slowly, but old Felix, his manager isn’t going to watch the prodigy kill himself. No, he’s got a plan and it involves his son Jackson. Zach has to learn to live again and with a little meddling from a sentimental old man it might just happen.

.•°🎼 So are you stalking me?
I give the greatest surprises!

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The Lonely Girl (Lonely Girl Series) by Gracie Wilson

This is her story. This is Naomi’s comeback!

One night can change it all. One argument can leave you reeling. A look can take you to a place you can never return from again. What happens when one day, you wake up and find your world has been turned upside down? The person you love is gone. The life you thought you’d have is no longer one you see being able to get back to. You lost the one person you loved more than anything. They tell you to move on, try. For them. It’s what they would want. But is it really? So I try.
This time, will be different. I slowly start to put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, only to have it broken again, by someone I thought I trusted. My heart’s barely healed, my world just starting to make sense again, when tragedy and devastation strikes. My circumstances leave me asking one question… Is it worth the risk to love again?

Amazon US Link https://amzn.to/2C46kCK