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Spotlight on Ask Me Anything (Molly E Lee), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Ask Me Anything by Molly E Lee.  Read on for more about Molly and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!        Meet Molly E Lee ! Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels: the Grad Night series and...
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Emily
This sounds sooooo good!
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:14
Mia
The cover is awesome and the plot sounds so intriguing!!
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:28
Jessica Cashen
The synopsis sounds Fantastic and the cover drew me to the giveaway
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:39
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Author Chat with Brian Weisfeld & Nicole C Kear (The Startup Squad), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Brian Weisfeld & Nicole Carr authors of The Startup Squad.  Read on for more about Brian & Nicole, plus an interview, guest post and an giveaway!          Meet Brian Weisfeld ! Brian Weisfeld  has been building businesses his entire life. In...
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Dan Denman
The book cover is colorful and fun. This sounds like a good story of friendship and teamwork.
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 13:50
Penny Olson
I love the cover. It will grab my daughter's attention. This sounds like a much needed story about girls and business.
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 23:48
Danielle Hammelef
I love the fun and bright cover. This book sounds fun and important for preteens/kids who want to gain independence and earn some ... Read More
Thursday, 06 June 2019 18:30
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Giveaway: Castle Of Concrete (Katia Raina) ~ (US Only)

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Castle Of Concrete (US Only) by: Katia Raina Release Date: June 11th, 2019 Publisher: Young Europe Books, an imprint of New Europe Books       About the Book: Through vivid imagery and compelling characters, debut author Katia Raina creates a vision of Soviet Russia in the early ‘90s—a time of...
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Penny Olson
The cover really fits the synopsis. There is a need for books about this time and this subject.
Thursday, 06 June 2019 00:05
Danielle Hammelef
The cover fits the emotional and unique synopsis.
Thursday, 06 June 2019 18:29
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Author Chat with Nicole Melleby (Hurricane Season), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Nicole Melleby author of Hurricane Season.  Read on for more about Nicole, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Nicole Melleby ! Nicole Melleby is a born-and-bred Jersey girl with a passion for storytelling. She studied creative writing at Fairleigh...
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John
What a beautiful Van Gogh-style sky on the cover!
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 20:37
Nancy Hernandez
It really is beautiful.
Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:15
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds emotional and fun to read.
Monday, 03 June 2019 20:05
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Breeana Shields (The Bone Charmer), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing  Breeana Shields , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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John
Living with two opposed futures--bummer!
Monday, 06 May 2019 20:39
Emily
I love this cover so much!!!
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 13:00
Jessica Cashen
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds great
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:35
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Summoned (Mckayla Eaton), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  Summoned  by Mckayla Eaton, releasing September 3rd 2019 from Parliament House Press!       Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:     Hey YABC, thanks for joining me for the cover reveal for...
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Mia
The cover is so cool, it definitely sets the stage! I am also very excited this is the start of a trilogy!
Thursday, 09 May 2019 10:37
Jessica Cashen
Great cover and the synopsis sounds awesome
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:21
Laura L
The synopsis and cover sound so intriguing!! Can't wait to read it!
Monday, 20 May 2019 11:33
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Author Chat with Christine Dore Miller (Forgiven Are The Starry-Eyed), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Christine Dore Miller author of Forgiven Are The Starry-Eyed.  Read on for more about Christine, plus an interview!         Meet Christine Dore Miller ! Christine lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and their two children. She works full-time...
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Emily
This book looks like it will be emotional! I really love this cover
Monday, 06 May 2019 11:01
Erin
This cover draws me in fantastically. Upon reading the synopsis I realize that it is a book I think many teenagers and adults will... Read More
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 13:03
Sandy
The cover is what drew me to this giveaway- it looks mysterious and the use of only the two contrasting colors is fabulous. I like... Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 08:44
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Author Chat with Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings (NEXUS), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings, authors of NEXUS.  Read on for more about Sasha & Lindsay, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings ! Sasha Alsberg  is the #1  New York Times  bestselling co-author of  ZENITH:...
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John
Oh, nos! There is a death in the book! Why did you have to spoil it for me?!
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 22:07
Lily M.
I'm excited for this book ??
Monday, 06 May 2019 23:47
Carrie Edmunds
The cover is stunning and the synopsis makes me want to read it.
Friday, 17 May 2019 23:54
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Author Of The Week: Guest Post with Bethany Wicker (Skipping Forward), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!         Introducing Bethany Wicker,  YABC's Author of the...
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is pretty and matches the synopsis, which sounds intriguing and unique.
Monday, 29 April 2019 13:09
Erin
I Love this cover...but even more...I LOVE the synopsis! I cant even imagine what I would do if I could skip ahead in time but not... Read More
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 15:13
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Spotlight on 20 Recipes Kids Should Know (Esme Washburn/Calista Washburn), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight 20 Recipes Kids Should Know.  Read on for more about Esme Washburn & Calista Washburn, an guest post, plus an giveaway!          Meet Esme Washburn & Calista Washburn ! ESME and CALISTA WASHBURN are sisters living in New York City. Esme, who...
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John
What a fun recipe book! The recipes all sound like things I'd like to eat!
Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:38
Victoria Scott
I love it! My daughter is at the age where she wants to start learning to cook! This would be a great place to start!
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 15:58
Alyssa Annico
This has a bright, colorful cover and sounds like a great cooking book for kids!
Monday, 06 May 2019 08:43
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