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Spotlight on The Awkward Phase by Tyler Gillespie and Claire Linic, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on The Awkward Phase by Tyler Gillespie and Claire Linic, Plus Giveaway!





  THE AWKWARD PHASE By Tyler Gillespie and Claire Linic We were coworkers at the time and decided to use our lunch breaks to do something creative. We threw around other ideas ­­ like the best of Mom haircuts ­­ but ultimately decided to land on something we both had in...
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Charity Martinez
I think that I could, but not 100% for sure
Thursday, 18 February 2016 16:16
Danielle Hammelef
Definitely, now that I'm past that part of my life. Sharing helps others see they aren't alone!
Saturday, 27 February 2016 11:48
shelby
probably, but ive done so many embarassing things, i dont know which one i would share first!
Saturday, 27 February 2016 13:02
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Author Guest Post--Andrew Chilton

Author Guest Post--Andrew Chilton


  I'd like to make a confession. There's something I do all the time. Something terrible, naughty and wicked that all the experts tell you to never, ever do. When it comes to worldbuilding, I pretty much just make it up as I go along. Gasp! Shock! Horror! Okay, truthfully, it...
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Giveaway & Excerpt: The Truth by Jeffry Johnston (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway & Excerpt: The Truth by Jeffry Johnston (US & Canada Only)

The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston Release Date: February 2, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   About the Book “I tied you up because I need you to listen,” Derek says. “Focus.” “Please… W-what do you want from me?” “The truth,” he says. “About what happened the night my brother died.” He...
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Spotlight on The Glass Ceiling by Julie LaVoie, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on The Glass Ceiling by Julie LaVoie, Plus Giveaway!



Today, we're spotlighting The Glass Ceiling ! LaVoie's new book is the perfect mix of heart wrenching discovery and futuristic thriller. Read on for a sneak peek of this book and a chance to enter the giveaway! First meet Julie LaVoie! ​Julie lives in historic Saratoga Springs, NY with the man of her dreams and their boys. Being surrounded by males...
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Krys
I love that cover. There are a couple things that really interest me about this book. One is that it sounds like it's a stand alon... Read More
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:02
Julie LaVoie
Hi Krys, thanks for the comment. The Glass Ceiling is a stand alone book, which for a dystopian makes it highly unique. You'll fin... Read More
Thursday, 04 February 2016 20:55
Linda Romer
The glass ceiling sounds very exciting! I actually bought a copy and am looking forward to reading it ♡ Thank you
Sunday, 07 February 2016 12:02
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Author Guest Post--C.C. Hunter

Author Guest Post--C.C. Hunter


​I always used to hate it when someone asked me, "What's the underlying theme of your books?"  I usually stood there for several seconds, feeling like I was back in high school, in front of the class of all my smarter and more­together peers, and some teacher had just asked me a question that I should have known the answer to, but I had nothin...
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Spotlight on A Weird and Wild Beauty by Erin Peabody, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on A Weird and Wild Beauty by Erin Peabody, Plus Giveaway!


*A Note from Erin Peabody: The Declaration of Independence. Jazz. Baseball. All are widely celebrated American creations. But what about the National Park Idea? Did you know that the United States was the first country to protect spectacular scenery and wilderness‐‐ for the enjoyment of ordinary people?  This inspiring land ethic has now gone ...
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Linda Romer
The wildlife interests me the most. I would love to learn more about Yellowstone National Park ♡ Thank you
Saturday, 06 February 2016 13:54
shelby
ive always wanted to visit yelowstone; i love nature and think its one place i have to visit before i die
Friday, 12 February 2016 18:54
Nissa
I love all the wildlife in any park, but I would love to go to Yellowstone. I've never been and it is on my bucket list.
Thursday, 25 February 2016 21:36
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: No One Dies in the Garden of Syn by Michael Seidelman + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: No One Dies in the Garden of Syn by Michael Seidelman + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for NO ONE DIES IN THE GARDEN OF SYN by Michael Seidelman, releasing April 26, 2016 from Chewed Pencil Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Michael:   Dear Readers,   I’m extremely excited to share...
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Linda Romer
No one dies in the garden of syn sounds great ♡ I would love to read this book. Thank you I love the cover very mysterious.... Read More
Saturday, 06 February 2016 08:53
Michael Seidelman
Thank you, Linda! I hope you enjoy it!
Saturday, 06 February 2016 19:05
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing and matches the synopsis very well. Such detail--so much to see in one picture--definitely a 1000 words! The ... Read More
Saturday, 27 February 2016 11:12
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Diversify Your Shelves, February 1, 2016

Diversify Your Shelves, February 1, 2016



Empathy Machines Here's the setup of my young adult sci-fi thriller Willful Machines : in a near-future America, conscious, self-aware machines have just become a reality, and it has people seriously freaked. Members of the newly formed Human Values Movement insist machines can never be considered truly alive, like humans, because humans have somet...
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The Librarian's Corner--January 25, 2016

The Librarian's Corner--January 25, 2016
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  5th Wave Readalikes    With the release of The Fifth Wave last week I wanted to share some fantastic YA science fiction to feed your need for aliens, space-ships, robots, and adventure! Below are some great recommendations for readers of all ages who liked The Fifth Wave, the book and...
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Spotlight on Traveler by Arwen Dayton, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on Traveler by Arwen Dayton, Plus Giveaway!
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  *Note from Arwen about her books: SEEKER is the story of three teenagers who have spent most of their lives training for what they think is a noble purpose – to be Seekers - only to discover that their families are actually turning them into assassins.  In TRAVELER, as they...
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Linda Romer
Seeker and Traveler sound great and I love the Traveler cover ♡ Thank you
Friday, 05 February 2016 17:32
Megan Elaine Schuyler
Loved seeker! Cant wait to read the sequel!
Friday, 12 February 2016 03:23
Renee Rousseau
Did the travel inspire the story line or did the story inspire the travel?
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 14:39
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