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Story Starters: Listed

Story Starters: Listed
Hello, and welcome to the second week of our August Story Starters posts! Each week we will be bringing you something to inspire your writing!  Here's how our STORY STARTER CHALLENGE will work:  -For the first three weeks of the month, we will be posting a writing prompt. -Feel inspired by...
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Spotlight on The Rains (Gregg Hurwitz) & Giveaway!

Spotlight on The Rains (Gregg Hurwitz) & Giveaway!
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The Rains
  Today we're spotlighting Gregg Hurwitz's novel,  The Rains!  Read on for more about Gregg, his novel, a excerpt, plus a giveaway!     Meet Gregg Hurwitz !   Gregg Hurwitzis the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 15 thrillers, most recently, ORPHAN X, as well as bestselling DC and Marvel comics...
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Linda Romer
I think The Rains sounds great ♡ I love the cover! Thank you
Sunday, 14 August 2016 21:10
Krys
This looks like a creepy but thrilling ride. The cover definitely helps set the vibe.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 14:32
Dianna G.
This sounds like a really interesting book. My students would love it.
Saturday, 20 August 2016 23:00
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Announcement: The Wrath and The Dawn Author Announces New Duology ~ The Flame In The Mist!!!

Announcement: The Wrath and The Dawn Author Announces New Duology ~ The Flame In The Mist!!!
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  The Wrath and The Dawn author Renee Ahdieh has announced exclusively thru Bustle that she will be releasing a new duology that will be called Flame In The Mist. Flame In The Mist is said to be a "mash-up of Disney's Mulan and fantasy action movie 47 Ronin."    "Flame...
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Twilight enters the world of Funkos!!

Twilight enters the world of Funkos!!





  Check out these new Funko's that are hitting the shelves....TWILIGHT Funkos!!! How awesome are these? Funko's are the new craze in collectibles everybody wants them!    These awesome new Funko's will begin to arrive in stores around September 2016 and will feature the three lead characters and one member of...
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Featured Review: With Malice (Eileen Cook)

Featured Review: With Malice (Eileen Cook)
  About The Book:   A read about a teenage girl who wakes up in a hospital bed and cannot remember the last six weeks of her life, including the accident that killed her best friend--only what if the accident wasn't an accident? Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital...
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Featured Review: The Threat Below by Jason Latshaw

Featured Review: The Threat Below by Jason Latshaw
About this book:   "A promising debut that could find success beyond the YA market." -Kirkus Reviews "This postapocalyptic YA novel is a fast-paced, fascinating slam dunk of a book. The Threat Below is... a mind-expanding tale of postapocalyptic humanity and truth--and the survival of both." -5 Star Clarion Review A...
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Spotlight on Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies (Laura Stampler), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies (Laura Stampler),  Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!



  Today we're spotlighting Laura Stampler's novel,  Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies!  Read on for more about Laura, her novel, a excerpt, plus a giveaway!       Meet Laura Stampler ! Laura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a journalist, interning—and...
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Linda Romer
Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies sounds great ♡ I love the cute cover! Thank you
Sunday, 14 August 2016 16:01
Megan Coppadge
The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City love it! The cover is really cute as well. I love the drawing.
Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:35
Dianna G.
This sounds like such a fun story. A teen's dream! Cute cover and story idea.
Saturday, 20 August 2016 23:03
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Author Chat with Jennifer L. Holm, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Jennifer L. Holm, Plus Giveaway!



Today we're excited to chat with Jennifer L. Holm ,   author of  Full of Beans !  Below  you'll find  our interview, more about Jennifer , and her  book,  plus a  giveaway !     YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book? Jennifer L. Holm: My son, Will,...
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stephanie bondlow
I love this kind of story, it blends a historical event that is important to remember and is made for younger readers. It sounds l... Read More
Sunday, 04 September 2016 10:41
Danielle Hammelef
This author is one of my favorites! I love the idea of this book and it is a must read for me.
Sunday, 04 September 2016 21:47
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YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Jaime (Two Chicks On Books)

YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Jaime (Two Chicks On Books)


  Welcome to YABC's monthly special feature post, Blogger Of The Month!! Each month YABC will be interviewing a different blogger and highlight all of their hard work within the blogging community!!     Introducing  Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books , YABC's Blogger Of The Month!! Check out her awesome website...
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Author Chat with Kathryn Siebel, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Kathryn Siebel, Plus Giveaway!



Today we're excited to chat with Kathryn Siebel ,   author of  The Trouble with Twins !  Below  you'll find  our interview, more about Kathryn , and her  book,  plus a  giveaway !   YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book? Kathryn Siebel: The book was inspired by...
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James Robert
Having twin daughters myself, I think they would really enjoy reading this book.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 18:56
Megan Coppadge
I don't think I've ever read a book about twins! This one sounds interesting.
Thursday, 18 August 2016 16:30
Dianna G.
It's always nice to find out what inspired an author to write a book.
Saturday, 20 August 2016 23:06
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