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Spotlight on Freefall by Joshua Bellin, Plus Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Joshua Bellin's novel  Freefall.  Read on for more about Joshua and his book, plus a chapter reveal and giveaway!   Meet Joshua Bellin ! Joshua David Bellin has been writing novels since he was eight years old (though the first few were admittedly very short). He...
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John
The cover looks very imaginative! The story sounds very creative!
Friday, 07 July 2017 17:16
Dianna G.
I like the sci-fi cover. The summary makes me think of The 100.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 01:51
Aireanna Lesch
I really find this book interesting! Isn't there a movie coming out with a plot slightly similar to this? The cover looks very int... Read More
Saturday, 15 July 2017 09:38
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Spotlight on Paper Hearts by Ali Novak, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Ali Novak's novel  Paper Hearts.  Read on for more about Ali and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Ali Novak !   Ali Novak writes contemporary young adult romance and is a recent graduate of the University of Madison Wisconsin's creative writing program....
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Dianna G.
The cover is just adorable! Reminds me of a teen movie. The summary makes me want to read it right now.
Thursday, 06 July 2017 22:52
Penny Olson
The cover looks fun and the synopsis sounds suspenseful.
Saturday, 29 July 2017 20:24
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so cute that it almost hides the intensity promised in the exciting synopsis.
Friday, 04 August 2017 18:58
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Earth to Skye by Diane Sherry Case + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for EARTH TO SKYE by Diane Sherry Case , releasing December 2017 from Elm Grove Publishing . Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Diane: Hi everyone at YABC!  I’m so excited about my second cover by...
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Dianna G.
The cover has bright, contrasting colors that are very eye-catching. I like the story line and think this would be a good read.... Read More
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:24
Aireanna Lesch
I like the cover! It's very artsy and unique! I LOVE the synopsis. It sounds like quite an emotional read.... Read More
Friday, 07 July 2017 13:56
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful. It sounds like this book deals with some big important issues.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 23:53
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Giveaway: UNBLEMISHED (US Only)

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Unblemished (US Only) Author: Sara Ella Narrator: Hayley Cresswell Release Date: May 9, 2017 Publisher: Thomas Nelson About the Book: Eliyana can't bear to look at her own reflection. But what if that were only one Reflection - one world? What if another world exists where her blemish could become her...
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Dianna G.
The cover is so pretty and dreamy. I've seen this book on a few blogs and have wanted to read it -- the summary really intrigued m... Read More
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:21
Stephanie H. Warner
This is one of my favorite ever covers! Not only is it gorgeous, but it also captures the book so well. I like the synopsis - it's... Read More
Thursday, 06 July 2017 18:50
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful and ethereal. The synopsis sounds really interesting and original.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 23:45
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Author Chat with Hannah Jayne (The Revenge), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Hannah Jayne, author of  The Revenge.   Read on for more about Hannah and her book, plus a giveaway!       YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book?      There are so many new and terrifying caveats to dating--or...
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John
The cover is dark, the synopsis taut.
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 16:25
Dianna G.
The cover is ominous. I like the summary, and wonder what happened!
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:18
Aireanna Lesch
oooo. This sounds like a crazy story! Love the cover. It's so creepy. ... Read More
Friday, 07 July 2017 13:52
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Spotlight on Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Robert Beatty), Plus Trailer Reveal & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Robert Beatty's novel  Serafina and the Splintered Heart! Read on for more about Robert and his book, plus an trailer reveal and giveaway!       Meet  Robert Beatty !   Robert Beatty lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters....
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McKenzie
This seems like an awesome series! I can't wait to read it!
Monday, 03 July 2017 11:22
John
Magical covers, and the series sounds interesting!
Monday, 03 July 2017 18:20
Dianna G.
I haven't read the other books in the series, but I adore Biltmore Estate. The cover is very interesting with an artistic flair.... Read More
Monday, 03 July 2017 21:41
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Spotlight on The Wood (Chelsea Bobulski), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Chelsea Bobulski's novel  The Wood. Read on for more about Chelsea and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet Chelsea Bobulski !  Chelsea Bobulski was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised on Disney movies, classic musicals, and Buckeye pride. She graduated from...
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John
Ugh, a bloody leaf! What a light, happy read!
Saturday, 01 July 2017 19:16
Dianna G.
The cover is gruesome - it makes me think of the news stories where the authorities find a body in the woods. The summary is inte... Read More
Saturday, 01 July 2017 21:22
Danielle Lynn
I've heard so much buzz about this book! The concept is intriguing: Time traveling portals, vicious creatures.. And hey! Let's th... Read More
Sunday, 02 July 2017 10:50
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Spotlight on Now I Rise by Kiersten White, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Kiersten White's novel Now I Rise. Read on for more about Kiersten and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Kiersten White ! KIERSTEN WHITE is the   New York Times bestselling author of   And I Darken, Now I Rise, the Paranormalcy trilogy,...
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John
The cover is crazy-good and fun! The more I learn the more I'm intrigued!
Friday, 30 June 2017 18:49
Danielle
I LOVE retellings, and I've gotten more into historical lately too - so this it the perfect combo!!!
Sunday, 02 July 2017 11:01
Danielle Lynn
Okay, that cover is GORGEOUS and it pairs so well with And I Darken! And I Darken felt like reading a fantasy but it's closer to... Read More
Sunday, 02 July 2017 12:19
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Giveway: GODDESSES CAN WAIT (US Only)

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Goddesses Can Wait (US Only) by: Kim Baccelila Release Date: April 24, 2017 Publisher: Zumaya Thresholds About the Book: Jordan Lake, a fifteen-year-old Audrey Hepburn-olic who’s a magnet for goddesses, has a chance to go to Paris with her grandmother and BFF Selena Garza. Even though she senses something is off,...
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Aireanna Lesch
What a lovely cover! I have loved and been into Greek mythology all of my life. So maybe this will be another good book just like ... Read More
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:05
Isabella Wojnarowicz
looks and sounds amazing!
Friday, 07 July 2017 15:27
Pam Flynn
It's a body switch like no other and this cover peaked my interest. I know this will be a great read especially in Paris setting.... Read More
Saturday, 08 July 2017 20:58
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Spotlight on Rosie Girl (Julie Shepard), Plus Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Julie Shepard's book,  Rosie Girl !  Read on for more about Julie and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!         Meet Rosie Girl ! After Rosie’s father dies suddenly, her life goes into a tailspin. Not only has she lost her only living parent,...
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Dianna G.
Love the cover. It made me think of high school right away. The synopsis is interesting and tugs on the emotions, but gives away ... Read More
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 22:16
Aireanna Lesch
I love the synopsis! It sounds like a mystery romance contemporary all mixed into one package. Can't wait to read your debut novel... Read More
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:00
Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover, and the synopsis sounds great!
Sunday, 23 July 2017 14:27
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