• Good Morning Monday ~ Paperback Sale and Code Red Excerpt!

    It feels like forever since I’ve done a Good Morning Monday post… probably because it has been forever LOL  As you might now, I ran out of spoons for doing anything in late 2020 and it seems I still have very limited productivity and motivation. My brain fog seems to be lifted but I’m still turning in circles most days.

    BUT today I have some things to share! First up we have…


    Target gearing up for new buy 2, get 1 free sale on games and more - Nintendo Everything

    My paperbacks are on sale at Target in the US

    They are currently running a BUY 2 GET 1 FOR FREE deal and the paperback of Switched is just $6.29!!  Now is definitely the time to grab it!

    Eeeek!  I’ve never seen my books in a retailer (in person) so this is so exciting for me!

    Here’s the link:


    If you scroll down on that page you’ll see ‘Similar Items’  and you’ll find all my books there!


    I thought I’d share a very short little excerpt from Code Red with you guys!

    This is from chapter one. The whole book is from Roscoe’s POV. I adore these two guys, and I really hope you enjoy it…




    “Roscoe Hall,” I answered my phone, out of time and patience. It didn’t dawn on me that it was Ryan’s number until after I’d said my name. It was my twentieth call this morning already.

    “Just confirming ETA for 9:00 am.”

    I checked my watch. It was 7:30 now and I’d already been up for far too long. It was a big day, and I could take a moment to breathe once we were all together.

    “Yeah, Ryan. Will be there, thanks.”

    There was a brief pause. “Is Maddox with you?”

    “On my way to get him now.”

    “See you there.”

    I pocketed my phone and did one last check. Phone, wallet, passport, tickets, keys. I grabbed my carry-on, locked my front door, and wheeled my suitcase down to the waiting car. I hadn’t even greeted the driver when my phone rang again, and it beeped again on my way to collect Maddox.

    I was organized and efficient, aggressively so.

    It’s what made me good at my job. Being the personal manager for one of the world’s biggest boy bands was every minute of my life.

    These boys didn’t accept second best for anything, and neither did I.

    And I should clarify that while they were classified as a boy band, they were men. They might have started out as boys—they were just kids in high school when they formed their first band. But they were twenty-three now. They’d done the small local gigs, needing their parents’ permission to play in bars and clubs around LA when they were underage.

    The story of how the band called Atrous made it to the big time was well-known.

    The five boys came from nothing. A garage band that crossed pop with rock and rap, playing small gigs wherever they could, when a well-known radio DJ saw them and uploaded footage to his social media. Platinum Entertainment, one of America’s biggest entertainment management companies, signed them, and they’d been on the top of the world music stage for the last four years.

    To the outside world, these guys were the ultimate success story.

    They had no idea what went on when the lights went out.

    Saying I was the personal manager of the whole band wasn’t true either. Personal assistant, handler, manager. It was all the same. But it wasn’t just me. I was one of three. Ryan Morten, Amber Seratt, and I were the personal managers of Atrous, as a whole. While the three managers looked after the five band members, I was, however, the unstated personal manager of one of them in particular.

    Lead vocalist and rapper, main dancer, bad boy, Maddox Kershaw.

    Ryan and Amber took care of Jeremy, Wes, Luke, and Blake. But Maddox was mine.

    Well, not mine. But mine.

    God, how I wished he were mine . . .

    Over the last four years, Maddox and I’d just gelled. He didn’t trust easily, and for some reason he’d put his trust in me. And the truth was, he needed his own personal manager more than the other four guys.

    Maddox was the face of Atrous. Unwilling, but the face, nonetheless.

    He carried the weight of their reputation, their brand. He was the one they hounded, the one they chased, the one they followed, the one that made headlines every other day.

    He wore black, he had a full sleeve of tattoos, perfect skin, and he had attitude to spare. His motto was to burn down the institutions, to stand tall for those who had to kneel, and to speak for those who had been silenced.

    He resonated with the youth around the world.

    He was also incredibly good-looking.

    When I say good-looking, I mean hot. Sexy, enigmatic, ethereal, even.

    His heritage had been talked about a million times. So much of his life was public. His grandparents on his mother’s side were Japanese, and his grandparents on his father’s side were Dutch. He was a second-generation American, a very talented musician, and he was incredibly smart.

    He sang like an angel and danced like the devil.

    And he answered the door looking like a mix of both. His hair was wet from the shower, he smelled warm and clean, he wore black cargo pants, a black T-shirt, and combat boots. It was his standard attire. Seeing him like that made my heart feel far too big for my chest. “Forget your key?” he asked. He even almost smiled.

    It had been so long since I’d seen him smile . . .

    Yes, I had a key to his house. But that was for emergencies only. I followed him inside. “You ready? The others are meeting us there.”

    He grumbled something that sounded like assent. His house was still dark, open and vast, mind-bogglingly expensive, and it felt empty. It was in Beverly Hills, worth a reported twelve million with incredible views of the canyon and the city, but Maddox had the blinds drawn.

    He plucked a black hoodie off the back of his sofa and pulled it on. I ignored how his T-shirt lifted a little, exposing a sliver of pale skin above his waistband. I’d seen him shirtless a thousand times. Hell, I’d even seen him in his underwear. It was nothing new, but it still managed to warm my blood.

    I grabbed his two suitcases, wheeling them toward the door. He picked up his black backpack. “Got my passport?”

    “Yep,” I replied. “We’re all good. Your mom’s got her key and security numbers?”

    “Yeah,” he said with a shrug.

    His mother was going to come look after his place while we were gone. We’d be gone for almost seven weeks. Seven long, grueling weeks.

    “Come on, I have an iced coffee waiting for you in the car.”

    He pulled up his hood, but I swear there was the beginning of a smile before the shadow stole it.

    My phone buzzed again, and I pulled it out of my pocket and groaned at the screen. Another message that could wait until we were in the car. I pulled the door shut behind us, made sure it was locked, and wheeled the luggage to the waiting car. I opened the car door for him, I closed the door for him, I loaded the bags into the trunk—it was my job to do these things for him—and finally I got into the back of the car with Maddox.

    My phone buzzed again, and I thumbed out a quick reply. We’d been driving for about ten minutes when I realized Maddox hadn’t said a word. He’d sipped his coffee but not much else. I looked at him then, really looked at him, and underneath the killer good looks was a tired man.

    “You sleep okay?” I asked.

    He scoffed as his answer, then glanced pointedly at my phone. “Did you? Has your phone stopped yet?”

    I didn’t need to reply because we both knew the answer.

    He nodded because he knew he was right and proving his point, I replied to some more emails and messages on the drive downtown. Yes, we all lived in LA, and yes, we were staying at a hotel in LA because when the tour began, the band and the whole crew would stay together. Mostly for logistical and security reasons, but also for bonding. We were one unit from day one, regardless of location.

    As the car pulled into the hotel’s underground parking lot, Maddox’s eyes trained on the people rushing about. “The guys are already here?” he asked.

    “Yep. Arrived five minutes ago.”

    His shoulders relaxed a little, and for that I was glad. He and his bandmates were like brothers; they’d been through everything together. He was closer to Jeremy than the others, but the bond between the five of them was clear. I was relieved that he’d be with them again. I was pretty sure he’d spent the last few days by himself, holed up in his house. I’d spoken to him on the phone, even came to see him a few times, but getting ready for a tour was a busy time for me.

    Before we came to a complete stop, he was quiet and chewed on his bottom lip. I wanted to ask him if he was okay, but there wasn’t time. I doubted he’d even answer that question, or answer it honestly, anyway.

    “You excited?” I asked instead. “Sellout stadium tour, twenty-three concerts. You ready for that?”

    He met my gaze and didn’t look away. His smile was as brief as it was beautiful. “Yeah. Of course.”

    I didn’t believe him, and it was devastating how he could look right at me with those dark, dark eyes and speak so sincerely while he lied.

    I spent almost every day with him. I knew him. I knew the real Maddox Kershaw, not the Maddox he showed the world. I knew the private one, the quiet one, the intellectual one . . .

    The miserable one.

    The Maddox I’d been secretly in love with for years . . . the Maddox I could never have.

    “Maddox,” I said, but his door opened from the outside, and people were getting luggage from our car and giving directions, and there was no time.

    The commotion had begun. These seven weeks were going to be brutal.

    He lowered his head, pulled up his hood to hide his face, and got out of the car.

    Can’t wait for you all to meet these two. Code Red is a bit angsty, it deals with some mental health issues as Maddox struggles with isolation and loneliness. It’s a romance so of course there is a big whopping HEA.



  • 9th Publishing Anniversary Party Giveaways and Some 99c Sales!

    It’s a busy week! This week marks my 9th anniversary of publishing! I honestly can’t decide if that’s flown by or if it feels like a hundred years… A bit of both, I think. It’s been a helluva ride. 57 titles, 43 audios, 45 translations in 4 different languages, with hopefully a lot more to come.

    To celebrate this milestone, I’m hosting a party in my Facebook Readers’ Group.


    Where:  N.R. Walker’s Readers’ Group

    When: 17th – 18th April

    Who: Over 80 authors are attending, with lots of games, prizes, and giveaways!

    I’d love it if you could join me. I hope to see you there!



    I am taking part in a Hurt/Comfort promo with a bunch of other fab authors, where you can grab a lot of bargains! So if you love a book that breaks your heart and puts it back together again, this promo is for you!

    The book I’ve chosen to add is Switched!

    Switched is Israel and Sam’s story, and it won first place in the 2017 Goodreads M/M Members’ Choice Awards for Best Friends to Lovers.

    Just 99c right now, but not for long – so grab it while you can!

    You can find ALL the books HERE

    Another 99c Bargain!

    Galaxies and Oceans is still on sale for 99c but it ends this weekend, so if you haven’t grabbed it, now is your chance.


  • 🇮🇹🇮🇹 Attenzione! New Italian translation and sale! 🇮🇹🇮🇹

    For my Italian readers, I have a new translation release and a sale happening right now!

    Galassie e Oceani is OUT NOW!


    You can find it at the following stores:



    Also Scambiato, the Italian translation of Switched, is on sale! Currently 50% off for a short time only, so be quick!

    You can find it on sale at the following:



    Thank you to Triskell Edzione for the amazing work you do in translating my books for my Italian readers. I love working with you!

  • Good Morning Monday!

    I can’t believe it’s almost October! That means it’s almost time for GRL! Three weeks, to be exact, before I fly out from Sydney to LA, then head to Denver! I’m super excited but woefully unprepared. It’s the beginning of the school holidays here, so not only do I have family stuff but that means my work time is almost down to nil. I’m also sick! My doctor says I have influenza (it’s been a horribly bad flu season this year in Australia) and I can honestly say, on top of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I feel like death warmed over. I’ve been trudging along on my WIP, but my hopes of having it done before the holidays, or even before GRL, look unlikely. Which means my estimated release date of sometime in November also looks unlikely.

    But it’s not all doom and gloom!

    Yanni’s Story won FIRST PLACE at Open Skye Book Reviews Book of the Month for August! I’d like to give a HUGE thank you to all the bloggers and reviewers who work tirelessly and volunteer their time to make our community such a wonderful place!

    Switched is now out of Kindle Unlimited and will be in all retail stores asap! These can take a few days to appear, so I’ll be sure to add the links as they happen. But as for now, you can find Switched at Smashwords, Payhip, and of course, at Amazon.

    In audio news, Switched had a fabulous release day and made Audible’s Best Seller’s list in LGBT fiction! Actually, in Audible’s Top 20 LGBT fiction, I have THREE books! Switched, Cronin’s Key and Cronin’s Key II are all sitting pretty in the Best Seller’s category! Thank you to everyone who bought and reviewed my audio books, and my ebooks as well!

    You can find Switched at Audible

    In other exciting audio news, The Weight of It All is now up for pre-order!!!

    You can pre-order it at Audible

    Also, keep an eye out for Point of No Return being on special later this week! As part of a Bookbub deal, it will be on sale for just 99c! The sale is exclusive to Amazon!

    Okay, that’s it for this week. Fingers crossed I start to feel better, and fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that I can get the first draft of On Davis Row closer to being done.

    Have a great week, and thank you for reading! Until then… <3

  • Good Morning Monday! And a COVER REVEAL!

    Who wants an exclusive cover reveal?? LOL Of course you do! I’ve had the cover to On Davis Row for aaaaages but as its about 75% written, I thought I’d share the cover with you all!

    On Davis Row (which is the story I’m writing) is currently at 55K words, so I don’t have a blurb yet, and I’m aiming for a release date sometime in November.

    I first saw the cover on a pre-sale site, and just loved it. It’s quite different to my usual covers – I’m normally drawn to abstract and avoid covers with a sexy guy on the front, but I loved this one. I didn’t have anything written for it, so it sat on my computer for a while, then two characters started to form in my head and I had a title before much of anything else, but I knew this was their cover.

    So, without further ado, I present On Davis Row…

    Isn’t it GORGEOUS???  It was made by Marianne Nowicki at The Premade ebook Cover Shop. On Davis Row is the story of Noah Huxley and CJ Davis, a parole officer and a parolee. At first glance, they seem polar opposites, but as walls start to come down, they realise they’re not that different at all.

    I can’t wait for you all to meet Noah and CJ. I was hoping to have it done by the end of this week (before school holidays) but that’s just not going to happen. These boys and their story is longer than I first anticipated. I’m at 55K and they haven’t even kissed yet! So now, my goal is to have it completed by the end of the school holidays (three weeks from now). It’s crazy timing, because I’ll be away for most of the holidays so maybe this new deadline is ridiculous. But fingers crossed!!

    A reminder that GRL is fast approaching and the cut off date for ordering signed paperbacks is coming to a close. You can find the order form HERE. Alternatively, you can bring your own copies and I’ll happily sign them there!

    And for my audio lovers, SWITCHED is out this week!!!!  I can’t wait! You can find it at Audible.com



    Okay that’s it for this week! I’m hoping for ALL the words! Oh, and a reminder for all my Aussie counterparts…

    VOTE YES!!!!


  • Audio of Red Dirt Heart 3 is now live!

    For my audio listeners, Red Dirt Heart 3 is now available! 

    Joel Leslie has done a remarkable job in bringing Sutton Station to life. He captures Charlie and Travis so perfectly. I had the incredible privilege of proofing this and loved every second!




    And Cronin’s Key III is out on audio tomorrow!! And the audio Switched is out on Sept 20th! I can’t wait!!!

  • Good Morning Monday ~ Week 2


    Wow, we’re into the second week of 2017 already.  Time surely flies when there are 7493769495 books to read… 😉

    Just a quick update this week.  I brought my WIP up to 31K. I’m thinking it will be 40K in total, and I’m hoping to get the first draft done this week before I leave for Sydney on Friday (I’m having a week off and taking the kids + 1 to Sydney for a week of shopping and fun stuff).  If you don’t already know, my WIP is called Imago (pronounced emargo) and is about Lawson Gale, a lepidopterist, who finds himself in the woodlands of Tasmania where he meets Parks & Wildlife officer, Jack Brighton. Love and butterflies, my friends.

    I’m thinking there will be a sequel because they’re just so stinking cute. I have the cover to Imago and will share it soon. It’s GORGEOUS.  Imago should be out late Feb, the sequel possibly April.


    Perfect Catch comes off Payhip today and goes onto Amazon KU tomorrow.  This is your absolute last chance to grab it before it’s exclusive to Amazon. You can find the link HERE.  I will post the links to KU when it goes live 🙂

    Switched has been a wonderful success, and I am truly grateful for all my readers. And for those who take the time to review, I give you virtual cookies. <3

    In other news, I have the audio of Red Dirt Heart 2 coming out soon, and the French translation of Cronin’s Key II!!  🙂  I’m so excited!

    Here’s to a positive week!  Lots of words, books and love.

    Until next week…



  • Good Morning Monday ~ Hello 2017!

    Welcome to 2017!  

    My first post of the year!  I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, but I really want 2017 to be productive, happy, and healthy. I’ve set my writing schedule for this year (and had to change it three times already LOL) but it will be another ridiculously busy y


    And what a way to bring in the New Year… When 2017 crawled around, Switched was at #1 on Amazon in six countries (US, UK, DE, CA, FR, BR) !!! And in the Top 5 of another 2 (AUS, NL) !!  I am, and will always be, humbled and grateful for you guys. <3  Let’s hope it’s a sign of what this year might bring!



    In light of All Romance eBooks closing (and their rather spectacular display of mismanagement, theft and lies  –  which you can read about HERE and HERE) I’ve started listing my non-Amazon-exclusive titles on Payhip. For those unable/unwilling to use Amazon, it’s a third-party hosting site where customers can pay for, and download, ebooks directly from the author. All payments are done through PayPal, and the file is downloaded directly to your computer.  You can check out my profile HERE.

    TheWeightOfItAll Cover 200x300The Weight Of It All is now not exclusive to Amazon!  Some other buy links are:



    I’m still waiting for the listing to go through to iBooks, B&N, Kobo etc. I will post the links as soon as I have them 🙂


    Coming up on the 10th of January, Perfect Catch will release as a single title. It was part of the It Was Always You Anthology where, with the other M/M Daily Grind authors, we raised a phenomenal amount of money for One.N.Ten charity. I will post more on that when we can 🙂   But, getting back to Perfect Catch…   It’s a 19K word short s
    tory of Cal and Troy, two Aussie best mates who fall for each other, hook, line and sinker.

    Look at this gorgeous cover, made by the even lovelier Sara York 🙂



    Calvin Lynch and Troy Hoffman have been best mates since they were fourteen years old. They’re both hard-working tradesmen, both love weekends away fishing, bot
    h gay, but have never been single at the same time. Until now.

    What is supposed to be a weekend away fishing with a group of mates, changes at the last minute when friends bail out in an attempt to give Cal and Troy some alone time.

    With more than just hooks on the line, can these two see what’s been right in front of them the whole time?

    The Perfect Catch is a short story about falling for your best friend hook, line, and sinker.


    I’ll be posting Perfect Catch on Payhip on about the 5th, so non-Amazon customers have a chance to purchase the book, prior to the 10th, when it will go exclusive to KU.

    Coming back to my 2017 schedule, at this point, it looks like there will be seven new releases,  and four re-releases of books where the rights revert back to me. Eleven in total, not including translations and audio, makes for a busy me. But that means lots of books for readers!

    Oh, before I forget, if you want to sign up for my newsletter, for further updates, news, promos and whatnot, you can do that HERE.

    So, welcome to 2017! And let’s make it a bloody good one!

    Until next week…


  • Good Morning Monday – Merry Christmas!!



    I’ve had another busy week! My kids finished school for the year, which means all sport is on break as well. Except for my daughter’s CrossFit and barbell classes – they’ll go all year. But tennis and basketball is over until the new year!  I’ve been busy with first and second round edits of Switched this week, and have been adding some words to my new WIP as well. Oh, and did you notice my blog posts have a pretty new design? I thought it matched in better with my website 🙂

    The word count on my WIP has stalled at 14K while edits are going on, but I’m hoping to add some more this week.  I can now tell you all that my WIP, instead of calling “my WIP” has a title, and that title is Imago.  Pronounced imargo, it is the story of a lepidtopterist (one who studies butterflies – hence the title of Imago) who meets a man that works for Parks and Wildlife Services. It’s a cute, gorgeous story set in Tasmania, Australia.  I can’t wait for you guys to meet them! I just need to finish their story first LOL  I’m going to aim for a February release, all things going well.

    I’d love to get my word count on Imago up to 20K by the end of the week, but that might be aiming a bit high. I have my in-laws coming up this week, so I’ll be busy with them, and also getting final proofreading edits done for Switched for release day on the 27th.

    Not to mention last minute Christmas shopping for presents and food, which I’m still putting off. I might make the kids come with me. I mean, if I have to suffer, it’s only fair they suffer with me, right??

    We had another milestone in our house this week, with the 18th (yesterday) marking our two year anniversary of bringing Ruby, our crazy dog, into our lives.  As you can see from this photo, she’s not spoilt at all  🙂

    I know I’ve shared the cover to Switched, but it’s so pretty, let’s look at it again. And a blurb for those who might not have seen it on my social media.

    Dark moody portrait of an intense young man


    Israel Ingham’s life has never been easy. He grew up in a house devoid of love and warmth. Nothing he ever did was good enough. The fact Israel is gay just added to the long list of his father’s disappointments.

    Then a letter from Eastport Children’s Hospital changes everything.

    A discovery is made, one of gross human error. Twenty-six years ago two baby boys were switched at birth and sent home with the wrong families.

    Sam, Israel’s best friend, has been his only source of love and support. With Sam beside him every step of the way, Israel decides to meet his birth mother and her son, the man who lived the life Israel should have.

    Israel and Sam become closer than ever, amidst the tumultuous emotions of meeting his birth family, and Sam finds himself questioning his feelings toward his best friend. As Israel embraces new possibilities, he needs to dissect his painful relationship with his parents in order to salvage what’s left.

    Because sometimes it takes proof you’re not actually family to become one.


    Oh, I’m also in the final round for AUTHOR OF THE YEAR at Gay Book Reviews which is pretty freakin’ amazing!!!  If you’re inclined to vote, you can do so HERE. I’m in some incredible company on this poll, and I’m truly honoured to even be nominated. <3

    And Spencer Cohen Book One is in the final for BOOK OF THE YEAR! You can vote for him HERE.

    That’s it for this week. Short and sweet, much like me! LOL

    I hope you all have a wonderful time over the holidays.  I know not everyone celebrates at this time of year, so regardless of faith/beliefs, enjoy your weekend anyway. It doesn’t bother me one bit which/what/how/when you believe, I wish you all health, happiness and peace.

    Much love, to you and yours.  <3

    Until next week…

  • Good Morning Monday! Twas two busy weeks before Christmas…

    Good Morning Monday pic

    Two busy weeks before Christmas… OMG this year has really flown.  I will do a recap on 2016 in the next couple of weeks, but for now all I will say is I’m kinda glad it’s almost over… It’s been a SUPER busy week, and the next two will be even more so. *sigh*

    My kids finish school this week. Aussie kids are winding down their school year and getting ready for summer break. It’s six weeks of “Muuuum, I’m bored. What can I do?”  I’m looking forward to the sleep-ins, I will admit, but not to the constant interruptions. Working from home is awesome in so many ways, except during school holidays LOL.  I can foresee a lot of hours spent at the local library …   And for the record, whenever my kids tell me they have nothing to do (as they put down their iPhones and step over the PS4 and XBoxOne, ignore the dog, and their bikes and sports gear) I give them housework chores to do. This usually insures two things:  One, they do some housework that I’ve put off doing because I hate it. And Two, they don’t complain to me again.  It’s a win/win   🙂

    Okay, so for some news on the writing front…

    Switched, all 74K words of it, is with my editor. I’m still shooting for a release date of Dec 27th, but this is tentative.  My poor editor has been unwell, so basically Switched will release when it’s ready.  I’d love for it to be before the year ends, but I can’t guarantee it.

    Perfect Catch, my 20K short story which was part of the It Was Always You anthology with the other awesome M/M Daily Grind authors will also be out as a separate release in early January.

    I have an awesome cover for it, made by the very talented Sara York 🙂


    The Blurb:

    Calvin Lynch and Troy Hoffman have been best mates since they were fourteen years old. They’re both hard-working tradesmen, both love weekends away fishing, both gay, but have never been single at the same time. Until now.

    What is supposed to be a weekend away fishing with a group of mates, changes at the last minute when friends bail out in an attempt to give Cal and Troy some alone time.

    With more than just hooks on the line, can these two see what’s been right in front of them the whole time?

    The Perfect Catch is a short story about falling for your best friend hook, line, and sinker.


    Please Note:  Perfect Catch will be exclusive to Amazon for 90 days upon release. It is currently available at all retail sites as part of the anthology. You can grab it now from iBooks ~ Amazon ~ Kobo


    The N.R. Walker Starter Pack also went live!!!!  I’m super excited about this. A collection of five of my books (Red Dirt Heart, Cronin’s Key, Sixty Five Hours, Spencer Cohen Book One, and Blind Faith) in the one book for new-to-me readers, or those who might be new to the m/m genre can grab five best-selling books at a bargain price!


    You can grab it at Amazon 🙂

    And finally, instead of having a break and resting my poor sore hand/wrist, I’ve dived straight into a new WIP.  It was an idea that came from nowhere and it wasn’t even on my schedule to write, but the idea and the characters wouldn’t go away.  So I did the only thing I can do to shut them up, and that’s to write them down.  I’m only 5K words into it but I have a title and a cover already, which I’m keeping it under wraps for now. I don’t want to jinx the story – it’s flowing really well – and I feel if I do a show-and-tell too early, the characters will stop talking.  All I will say, is that it’s Australian based, will be approximately 30K words long (I think) and will be fluff and smut 🙂  I envisage a release date sometime in February 🙂

    Okay, told you it was a busy one…   Until next week.