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Author Chat with Jennifer Gilmore, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Jennifer Gilmore, Plus Giveaway!
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Jennifer Gilmore
Today we're excited to chat with Jennifer Gilmore ,   author of We Were Never Here ! Below  you'll find  more about Jennifer , more about  the  book, plus a  giveaway !          YABC:    Who is your favorite character in the book?          ...
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Donia Eskander
I wonder if there were things you wanted her to do but she couldn't because she was hospitalized. This could have affected the plo... Read More
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 17:38
shelby
this seems like a very interesting book, quite different from a lot of other books
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 23:34
Dianna G.
Did you cry when you wrote your book? It sounds like such a deeply emotional story!
Monday, 11 July 2016 18:06
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Lost and Found by Debbie McQueen

Lost and Found by Debbie McQueen
To start this post, we'd like to congratulate Debbie McQueen for being our first winner of the STORY STARTERS' WRITING CONTEST!   Debbie took part in our June challenge, and submitted this fantastic story, and we're thrilled to share it here with you! For her work, Debbie will be receiving a...
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Author Chat with Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings, Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings, Plus Giveaway!





Today we're excited to chat with Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings ,   co-authors of  Zenith: Part One (The Androma  Saga) !  Below you'll find  their interview video, more about Sasha  and  Lindsay, more about  their  book,  plus a giveaway !         Meet Zenith: Part One (The Androma...
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E.A. Walsh
Looks interesting
Thursday, 21 July 2016 16:18
Emily
I'm super excited to read about the crew in this book!
Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:13
Danielle Lynn
I LOVE action and adventure mixed in with space science fiction/fantasy and this sounds like just the sort of series I could get h... Read More
Friday, 29 July 2016 20:16
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Story Starters: Coin Chat

Story Starters: Coin Chat
Hello, and welcome to the first week of our July 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...
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Sage Knightly, Staff Reviewer
I tried to be creative. Thanks for the idea! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oLSNddTPQ3CTVR5fkd63drfEDSQ2T7xQsew9CpquyMo/edit... Read More
Friday, 01 July 2016 12:06
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Thanks for sharing!
Friday, 08 July 2016 11:17
Kayla King, Staff Reviewer
Congrats! You've won our July Story Starter Challenge! If you could email me (kayla@yabookscentral.com) for more details that woul... Read More
Friday, 05 August 2016 09:48
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Featured Review: Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley

Featured Review: Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley
  About This Book:   Family. It’s always been a loaded word for Maude. And when she is given a senior photography assignment—to create a portfolio that shows the meaning of family—she doesn’t quite know where to begin. But she knows one thing: without the story of her birth mother, who...
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Spotlight on Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard

Spotlight on Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard



This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by GALAXY PRESS, INC. to review this product.             ALIENS AMONG US? If you’ve read the 1982 Sci‐Fi book Battlefield Earth, you’ll probably remember that it talked about...
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Spotlight on Air by Lisa Glass, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Air by Lisa Glass, Plus First Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!




Today we're spotlighting Lisa Glass's novel,  Air!  Read on for more about Lisa, her novel, a chapter reveal, plus a giveaway!   Meet Lisa Glass! Lisa Glass has always lived a stone's throw from the beach, moving from Plymouth to Swansea‐‐where she took an MA in Creative Writing‐‐and finally to Newquay...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Dramatically Ever After by Isabel Bandeira + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Dramatically Ever After by Isabel Bandeira + Giveaway (US Only)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the new cover reveal for DRAMATICALLY EVER AFTER by Isabel Bandeira , releasing June 6, 2017 from Spencer Hill Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Isabel : Hi YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover, title, AND summary reveal...
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alyssa
wow! The cover looks so good! and the synopsis is quite interesting! i feel like this is going to be funny but also drama!
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 02:10
Renae McBrian
Beautiful! I can't wait to read this!
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 18:48
Donia Eskander
Oh how I love books like this because I can't decide if I like or love the "enemy". Awesome cover.
Saturday, 16 July 2016 17:36
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Five Books to Read If You Love...Independence Day: Resurgence!

Five Books to Read If You Love...Independence Day: Resurgence!





Now on the big screen, this companion to that "other" Will Smith alien movie from the 90's, is making waves. And if you find yourself a fan of Independence Day: Resurgence, then this list of otherwordly reads is for you! The following books have taken their own turn at aliens and...
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Throwback Thursday: Rainbow Rowell

Throwback Thursday: Rainbow Rowell



*Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager & Staff Reviewer*   Nostalgia is a fickle friend, finding us when we least expect it. Such a thing happened recently when I returned to New Hampshire for my friends' graduation. I got to thinking about all of the trips back and forth between my...
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