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HOW TO BE A CO­AUTHOR (AKA WORK­WIFE)--Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz, Plus Giveaway!

HOW TO BE A CO­AUTHOR (AKA WORK­WIFE)--Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz, Plus Giveaway!






  THE BOOKS OF ORE trilogy is a labor of love for us. Our dream of a world of living metal first hatched in 2006, and since then, we’ve both sacrificed a great deal and invested tremendous amounts of blood, sweat, and tears to make it a reality. As we approach...
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stephanie bondlow
I think these books sound amazing. I can't wait to read them.
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 17:43
Danielle Hammelef
These books sound action packed and full of twists and turns. So exciting to find a new series to read!
Saturday, 07 May 2016 17:51
Dan Denman
I like the book covers. I think that I will like the plot and the characters of the books. I can't wait to read these books!... Read More
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 09:52
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Trailer Reveal: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Teaser

Trailer Reveal: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Teaser

The second teaser for J.K. Rowling's newest wizarding world film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is here!     We can't wait for November to find our way back to a world filled with magic and fantastic beasts! What did you think of this teaser? Let us know it...
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Press Release: The Iron Fey Series

Press Release: The Iron Fey Series
One Million Books Sold in The Iron Fey Series by  New York Times  Bestselling Author Julie Kagawa   New York (April 4, 2016)—Harlequin TEEN™ announced today that  New York Times  and  USA TODAY  bestselling author Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey series has reached the one-million mark in copies sold in North...
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Siren Song Fan Art Contest

Siren Song Fan Art Contest

  Enter the Siren's Song Fan Art and Cosplay Contest!  YA fantasy author Mary Weber  just released the explosive finale to her bestselling Storm Siren Trilogy,  Siren's Song  (Thomas Nelson,  March 1 )--and now, readers can bring the world of the storm-summoning Elemental Nym to life (and win some really cool...
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Chai Lights: Passover Picturebook Roundup 2016/5776

Chai Lights: Passover Picturebook Roundup 2016/5776




  Rhymes, songs, and legends: A Passover Picturebook Roundup by Jill Ratzan     Passover is my favorite holiday. I love the smells and tastes of its traditional foods, the communal storytelling at Passover seders , and especially the stories themselves. The word seder means "order" in Hebrew, and a Passover...
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Trailer Reveal: Rogue One--A Star Wars Story

Trailer Reveal: Rogue One--A Star Wars Story

It's finally here! The first official teaser trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY made its debut last week, and we couldn't wait to share it with you!       What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!            
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Spotlight & Giveaway: Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan (US & Canada Only)

Spotlight & Giveaway: Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan (US & Canada Only)

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan Release Date: April 1, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   About the Book 10:00 tonight at the water tower.  Tell no one.   —Chaos Club   When Max receives a mysterious invite from the untraceable, epic prank-pulling Chaos Club, he has to ask: why him? After all,...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
Dying all the water purple
Monday, 11 April 2016 23:20
Sandy S
On a dark day (rainy day) replace all the light bulbs with neon light bulbs or strobe lights. Connect the intercom system so when... Read More
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:18
Linda Romer
Don't get caught sounds like a fun read ♡ and the cover is super CUTE! Thank you
Saturday, 16 April 2016 22:06
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April Book Haul!

April Book Haul!

We've been showered with books this April! Check out the piles of books sent our way over the past few weeks. What titles are you most excited to read?  
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Spotlight: The Queen's Poisoner, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight: The Queen's Poisoner, Plus Giveaway!



Today we're putting a spotlight on Jeff Wheeler's novel,  The The Queen's Poisoner . Read on for more about Jeff, his novel, an excerpt,  plus a giveaway!     Meet The Queen's Poisoner ! King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
I was actually part of the blitz tour for this book. It sounds so interesting and I love the cover.
Thursday, 07 April 2016 22:05
Agustina Gonzalez
i'll to read this book! ;d
Sunday, 01 May 2016 02:11
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover! Thanks for the exciting excerpt--it tells me that this book is full of adventure and suspense. I have to read it... Read More
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Press Release: SE-YA The Big Payback

Press Release: SE-YA The Big Payback

SE-YA is participating in The Big Payback in May, and hopefully we'll have tons of donations and support for the festival! We'd like to ask you to support the festival and help us grow in 2017. The best part about The Big Payback is that even if you can only donate $5, it...
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