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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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Spotlight on The League Of American Traitors (Matthew Landis), Plus Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Matthew Landis's book,  The League Of American Traitors !  Read on for more about Matthew and his book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  The League Of American Traitors ! Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .  When seventeen...
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John
Love the cover, and the synopsis is very informative!
Monday, 26 June 2017 14:48
Dianna G.
The cover is ominous and dark. The summary was interesting, but I felt like there was too much dialogue going on in the excerpt.... Read More
Monday, 26 June 2017 21:47
Anne
Sounds like an exciting story! I like the cover!
Sunday, 02 July 2017 01:46
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Spotlight on It Had To Be You (Lizzy Charles), Plus Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Lizzy Charles's book,  It Had To Be You !  Read on for more about Lizzy and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  Lizzy Charles ! Lizzy Charles writes young adult contemporary romance and would rather read than eat, but if she’s not reading...
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Hanna Francis
Not a huge fan of the cover, but the story itself sounds amazing! That being said, the cover certainly drew me in because I haven'... Read More
Saturday, 27 May 2017 21:24
Dianna G.
I like that the cover is different from the norm. I don't know that I would like the story, only because it sounds kind of like ... Read More
Saturday, 27 May 2017 22:59
Andria Henry
The cover is what drew me in. Though it's not the best cover it definitely got my attention. The excerpt had me automatically add ... Read More
Sunday, 28 May 2017 02:14
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Spotlight on Crazy House (James Patterson), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  James Patterson's book,  Crazy House ! Read on for more about James and his book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  James Patterson ! James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s...
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John
I'm not so sure about the cover's colors, but this might be a fun book!
Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:37
Lily M.
You know, I've never read a James Patterson book, so this would be cool to get a chance at checking one out. I also like all the c... Read More
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:56
Dianna G.
The cover distracts me....I would like it better if it only had a creepy house on it. The synopsis really sounds great, though.... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:19
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Author Chat with Emily R King (The Hundredth Queen) Exclusive Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Emily R King, author of  The Hundredth Queen.   Read on for more about Emily, her book, an exclusive excerpt, plus a giveaway!         YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book? As cliché as it may be, I had...
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John
The cover is certainly appealing, and the synopsis provokes and intrigues!
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 17:53
Julie
I really like the cover; the red colors on it are so pretty! I like the synopsis as well. It sounds like it could be a really exci... Read More
Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:09
Lily M.
I'm loving the cover and the synopsis tells me that I will enjoy this book ?
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:52
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Author Chat with Alys Arden (The Romeo Catchers), Excerpt and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Alys Arden, author of  The Romeo Catchers.   Read on for more about Alys, her novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!      YABC:   What gave you the inspiration to write this book?  New Orleans. New Orleans is imagination running amuck, not just because of...
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John
The cover has some bluish shades to it. The synopsis makes it sound intriguing!
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 22:23
Ashley Kemp
I'm way too excited for this sequel!!
Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:29
Lily M.
I think the cover is very pretty ... Read More
Monday, 15 May 2017 07:20
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Author Chat with Jessica Park (180 Seconds), Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Author Chat with Jessica Park (180 Seconds), Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!





Today we're excited to chat with  Jessica Park, author of  180 Seconds ! Read on for more about Jessica and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!       YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write 180 Seconds?   Given that I’m on Facebook so much, I can’t help...
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Tiffany Engler
Looks so good! I'm excited for this book!
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:40
John
The cover was colorful, the synopsis fresh and new!
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 23:02
Julie
The cover is nice, and I think the story sounds really cute and fun.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:53
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Author Chat with Sarah Fine, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Author Chat with Sarah Fine, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!



Today we're excited to chat with  Sarah Fine, author of  Beneath the Shine !  Read on for more about Sarah and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!   1. What gave you the inspiration to write the book? This book is a futuristic (and very loose) retelling of The Scarlet...
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John
The cover intrigued me, and the synopsis told me that here, here is a book!
Thursday, 06 April 2017 21:05
Danielle Hammelef
I like that the cover shines like a jewel, but I'm not sure how it fits the synopsis. The book sounds exciting and filled with act... Read More
Saturday, 29 April 2017 11:35
Lily M.
I'm loving the colors on the cover ?
Monday, 01 May 2017 03:50
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Spotlight on Gauntlet by Holly Jennings, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Gauntlet by Holly Jennings, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!



Today we're spotlighting  Holly Jennings's novel, Gauntlet !  Read on for more about Holly and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!     Meet Holly Jennings ! Holly Jennings is a lifelong gamer who has spent innumerable hours playing World of Warcraft and Call of Duty . She is the author...
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John
The cover is very cool, and the synopsis gave me a good idea of what the book is about!
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 22:40
Sam
This cover matches the Arena cover! I didn't have to the synopsis to decide if I was going to read this! I LOVED Arena!!! ... Read More
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:26
Lily M.
These books sounds very good, I haven't read anything like it before.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:14
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Spotlight on Black Bird Of The Gallows (Meg Kassel), First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway

Spotlight on Black Bird Of The Gallows (Meg Kassel), First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway
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Today we're spotlighting Meg Kassel's novel,  Black Bird Of The Gallows !!  Read on for more about Meg, her novel, the first chapter reveal, and a giveaway!     Hello YABC readers! So, right now I’m finishing the edits of BLACK BIRD OF THE GALLOWS, which comes out in Sept., and it...
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Heidi Wong
The cover is very nice and the synopsis makes me feel if I read the book then I'll cry my heart out.
Friday, 31 March 2017 14:42
Irene Menge
Haunting cover and an intriguing synopsis.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:46
Penny Olson
Both the cover and synopsis are spooky and intriguing.
Friday, 14 April 2017 18:35
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