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Video Chat with Myra McEntire

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Hey everyone! Welcome to another stop on the Timepiece Blog Tour!  If you haven't yet heard about Timepiece , the sequel to Hourglass by Myra McEntire, here's a taste of what it's about: A threat from the past could destroy the future. Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to...
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YABC
Been desperately waiting on this book since I read Hourglass this June. One of my favorite books of 2012!
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:06
Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer
So excited for everyone to read TIMEPIECE. And the school visit story = amazing! ... Read More
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:30
YABC
OH. MY GOODNESS. That school story. xD Dear biscuits, that's so awful and wonderful all at the same time! MY high school would've ... Read More
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:30
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Trailer Tuesday: Escape from Camp 14


Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived. North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and...
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Casog
Wow, looks amazing. Thanks for the recommendation!!!!
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 02:29
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Rootless Cover Reveal!


  I've been working with Chris for a long time now, preparing for this cover reveal, and I've been on pins and needles waiting to see the final cover. It finally arrived in my inbox this morning and... I may have squealed. More than a bit. ;-) Click here to view it!    ...
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YABC
This cover is brilliant, really unusual! I can see why you did loads of squealing!!
Saturday, 16 June 2012 15:38
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Trailer Tuesday: Hemlock and No Safety in Numbers


This week we have trailers for Hemlock and No Safety in Numbers. Which do you prefer, based on the trailers?                           Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock Release Date: May 8, 2012 Read and write reviews on this title here!   No...
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Introducing YABC Indie!






I have some good news and bad news. Good news: YABC's traffic continues to grow by leaps and bounds each month. We are seeing incredible numbers and the YABC Community continues to grow each day. This is AWESOME.   More good news : Because we're growing so quickly, we're receiving hundreds...
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1) Yay for ALL OF THIS!! 2) Not gonna tell you how long it took me before I saw the "Indie" link on the navbar *insert Jeopardy th... Read More
Thursday, 17 May 2012 09:09
MG Buehrlen
Ha! I've hidden it well from you. ;-)
Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:14
CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
This is fabulous exposure for our indie titles! So many really amazing books are coming out from indie presses, and this gives us ... Read More
Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:21
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New to YABC? Here's How to Begin

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Why should you start posting your reviews on  YABooksCentral.com and  KidsBooksCentral.com ? To win awesome books, that's why! (And to voice your opinion on your favorite -- and not so favorite -- books in our ever-growing community. But that goes without saying, right?) Back to the winning. There are  THREE super...
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The YABC Blog Has Moved!


That's right, the YABC Blog is moving from its old blogspot location to right here on YABooksCentral.com. This way, all the latest YABC info will be located in one handy place, so you won't have to check out two different sites to get all the latest news and updates. We'll be...
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Megan Kelly
Happy Moving Day!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:22
MG Buehrlen
To celebrate, I've even moved YABC offices. So there really IS taping and boxing and using dollies with much frivolity! ... Read More
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:39
Megan Kelly
Let the wild rumpus begin!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:53
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"THE LUCKY ONES is quite an emotional ride. The book follows May and Zach in alternating first person points-of-view. May..."
 
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