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Author Chat with Kathy Kimbray (A Shifting Of Stars), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kathy Kimbray author of A Shifting Of Stars.  Read on for more about Kathy, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Kathy Kimbray ! Kathy Kimbray is a YA author from Australia.​ After graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney,...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover and I absolutely love what this book is about. Can't wait to read it!!
Saturday, 01 June 2019 15:13
Jessica Chillcott
Sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read this book
Monday, 03 June 2019 09:35
Irma Jurejevčič
I am in love with this cover and the synopsis sounds so good that I've already 1-clicked this book. I'm so excited to read it. *fi... Read More
Saturday, 08 June 2019 05:14
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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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Author Chat with Julien Jamar (The Fontre), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Julien Jamar author of The Fontre.  Read on for more about Julien, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Julien Jamar ! Julien was born in 1980 and spent the first few years of her life traveling through America with her...
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Julie Holden
Love the sunset look on the cover & definitely want to read it!
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:57
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Monday, 11 March 2019 14:56
Debra Branigan
The cover is quite atmospheric and the synopsis sounds intriguing. Congratulations on the book.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:33
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Spotlight on The End Of The World & Beyond (AVI), Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The End Of The World & Beyond  by AVI.  Read on for more about AVI plus an excerpt!           Meet AVI ! Avi is the author of many books for young readers including  Catch You Later, Traitor,  the Newbery Medal novel Crispin:...
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Spotlight on Thief Of Cahraman (Lucy Tempest), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Thief Of Cahraman  by Lucy Tempest.  Read on for more about Lucy and her book, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Lucy Tempest ! With one foot in reality and the other one lodged firmly in fantasy, Lucy Tempest has been spinning tales...
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Belinda Clemons
this book sounds so good I love the concept and really hope to be one of the lucky winners
Saturday, 09 February 2019 17:44
Julie Holden
Gorgeous cover; love the gold framing! Really want to read this!
Friday, 01 March 2019 08:54
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful and I really like the premise.
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 14:18
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Spotlight on Acadia Files (Katie Coppens), Plus Guest Post!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Acadia Files by Katie Coppens! Read on for more about Katie, plus a guest post!           Meet Katie Coppens ! Katie Coppens lives in Maine with her husband and two children. She is an award winning middle school teacher and the...
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Spotlight on Only A Breath Apart (Katie McGarry), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Only A Breath Apart  by Katie McGarry.  Read on for more about Katie and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Katie McGarry ! Katie is the author of the PUSHING THE LIMITS series, THUNDER ROAD series, SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER...
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Dianna G.
I've seen this book cover at least 3 times today -- it's so cute and dreamy. I love books with paranormal themes like this. Def... Read More
Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:05
Debra Branigan
Your cover is lovely and your storyline will attract your readers. I can't wait to read this one. Good luck with your novel.... Read More
Sunday, 27 January 2019 15:55
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover!! Can't wait for this book!
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:04
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Spotlight on R. Caine High School: Books 1-3 (Victoria Danann), Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight R Caine High School: Books 1-3  by Victoria Danann! Read on for more about Victoria, plus a guest post, and giveaway!            Meet  Victoria Danann !     Website  *  Facebook  *  Twitter  *  Instagram           Meet R. Caine...
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Penny Olson
The cover and synopsis are both really fun and dramatic.
Monday, 04 February 2019 17:34
Debra Branigan
The cover is interesting and will capture the attention of YA readers. I read a middle school novel along the same lines (Gods sen... Read More
Saturday, 09 February 2019 15:45
Erin
Oh WOW!!!! This sounds like a crazy cool concept for an incredible series!! I am so anticipating reading these books!! This would ... Read More
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:22
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Author Chat with J Mercer (Triplicity), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with J Mercer author of Triplicity .  Read on for more about J Mercer and her, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet  J Mercer ! J Mercer grew up in Wisconsin where she walked home from school with her head in...
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Debra Branigan
The cover fits perfectly and the storyline is intriguing. Would like to read this one.
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 12:31
Christy DuBois
I like that the synopsis gives me enough information to be interested in reading this book yet doesn't give anything away. It soun... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 01:39
Jayda
The cover is so simple yet unique, and the story sounds amazing.
Saturday, 12 January 2019 18:59
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Author Chat with Carey Anne Farrell (Forward March), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Carey Anne Farrell author of Forward March .  Read on for more about Carey and her book, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet  Carey Anne Farrell !   Carey Anne Farrell writes, teaches, makes music, and co-hosts the podcast Go...
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Dianna G.
I love that this is a book about BAND kids. Adding it to my daughter's Christmas list right now!
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:39
John
What a fun cover! I expect this book will teach me all there is to know about marching bands!
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:30
Debra Branigan
The cover is very nice. The storyline will attract your YA readers. Good luck with the novel.
Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:34
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