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Author Chat with Emily A Duncan (Wicked Saints), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Emily A Duncan author of Wicked Saints.  Read on for more about Emily, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Emily A Duncan ! EMILY A. DUNCAN works as a youth services librarian. She received a Master’s degree in library science...
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John
The characters' entwining paths sound interesting!
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 18:27
Tiffany Engler
Love this cover! Can't wait to read this book!
Thursday, 04 April 2019 12:13
Madeline Tebo
This cover is GORGEOUS and it sounds amazing
Friday, 05 April 2019 16:36
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Giveaway: A DOG'S WAY HOME Bundle (US Only)

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A Dog's Way Home (US Only) by: W. Bruce Cameron Release Date: March 26, 2019 (digital) and April 9, 2019 (Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD)   About the Movie: Based on the bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A DOG’S WAY HOME finds its way onto Digital March 26 and on...
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John
I have not read the book or seen the movie, but I expect the story is entertaining!
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 18:24
Erin
I have heard such fabulous things about this movie and the book! My daughter and I would absolutely love to win this to watch it t... Read More
Sunday, 07 April 2019 18:29
Kacie
I haven't read this book or seen this movie yet, but I loved his other books, A Dog's Purposeand A Dog's Journey and I loved the m... Read More
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 02:24
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Author Chat with Brenda Rufener (Since We Last Spoke), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Brenda Rufener author of Since We Last Spoke.  Read on for more about Brenda, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Brenda Rufener ! Brenda Rufener is a technical writer turned novelist and the author of WHERE I LIVE, which Bustle...
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John
Beautiful and endless love is okay, I guess. I'd rather read a good book.
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 18:23
Emily
This book has been on my radar for a while!
Monday, 08 April 2019 15:19
Colleen Burns
I love the cover and the synopsis sounds interesting
Thursday, 11 April 2019 10:29
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Spotlight on Smoke and Key (Kelsey Sutton), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Smoke and Key  by Kelsey Sutton.  Read on for more about Kelsey and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Kelsey Sutton ! Kelsey Sutton is the author of The Lonely Ones, a middle-grade novel in verse that received a starred...
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John
Not knowing why you're dead: that's a bummer!
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 18:06
Candice Gigous
The cover is pretty and the blue fits well with the story. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like a thrilling read.
Monday, 08 April 2019 11:37
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Christine Lynn Herman (The Devouring Gray), Plus Giveaway!

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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 Christine Lynn Herman,  YABC's Author of...
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John
Those woods sound fraught with danger!
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 18:09
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool and dark. The synopsis is very captivating. Sounds like an exciting read.
Monday, 08 April 2019 11:35
vanessa
I'm so excited about this book. The cover looks so cool and I'm always up for a book with a creepy atmosphere.
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 22:42
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Spotlight on Eyes On Me (Rachel Harris), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Eyes On Me  by Rachel Harris.  Read on for more about Rachel and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Rachel Harris ! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door...
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Kylie
I love these contemporary romance reads. They always give me the feels!
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:13
Emily
This cover is adorable!
Monday, 08 April 2019 15:00
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is super cute and the synopsis sounds like one I'm going to enjoy cheering these characters on.
Saturday, 20 April 2019 14:26
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Author Chat with Melissa Ostrom (Unleaving), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Melissa Ostrom author of Unleaving.  Read on for more about Melissa, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Melissa Ostrom ! Melissa Ostrom is the author of The Beloved Wild. She teaches English literature at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New...
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John
Victim-blaming seems to be the all-American sport. Ugh.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:57
Kylie
We need more books that help young people cope with sexual assault.
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:16
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like a dramatic and thought-provoking read.
Monday, 08 April 2019 11:43
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Amy Rose Capetta/Cori McCarthy (Once & Future), Plus Giveaway!

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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 Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy,  YABC's...
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Asia
This book sounds so interesting!
Monday, 01 April 2019 07:49
Tiffany Engler
Love this cover! Can't wait to read it!
Thursday, 04 April 2019 12:06
Candice Gigous
The cover is pretty and cool. The synopsis is very captivating. This book is on my to read list. I really like the idea of a King ... Read More
Monday, 08 April 2019 11:50
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Author Chat with Kate McGovern (Fear Of Missing Out), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kate McGovern author of Fear Of Missing Out.  Read on for more about Kate, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Kate McGovern ! Kate McGovern is the author of Rules for 50/50 Chances, which was called a “standout contemporary read”...
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Dianna G.
I wasn't so much interested until I read the blurb. Oh, this sounds so good. Stories about kids who are sick make me sad. The... Read More
Friday, 22 March 2019 20:12
Melanie Bracco
I love the beautiful cover and the synopsis sounds interesting!
Monday, 25 March 2019 16:57
Lisa Mandina
Love that cover, and the synopsis sound really unique!
Monday, 25 March 2019 20:04
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Author Chat with Bethany Wicker (The Genie Dagger), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Bethany Wicker author of The Genie Dagger.  Read on for more about Bethany, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Bethany Wicker ! Bethany Wicker lives in Louisiana and is a mother, wife, avid reader, and coffee lover. She has a...
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Kylie
I am not only looking forward to this book, but your future Beauty and the Beast retelling!
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:25
Mary Carney
It's a beautiful cover. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 16:35
Penny Olson
The cover is bright and exciting. The story sounds like a fun adventure.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:47
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