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Press Release: Doon Film Option

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Dreamstreet Entertainment, Lonetree Entertainment Option Brigadoon reimagining, DOON , for Network Series Development Producers Gloria Morrison of Dreamstreet Entertainment, Bradley Arthur Hirou and Tony Eldridge of Lonetree Entertainment have optioned the young adult series DOON , a Scottish adventure reimagining Lerner and Loewe’s musical BRIGADOON , co-written by Carey Corp and...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2017 ~ (YA Edition) (Part Four) ~ US/Canada Only

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Check out more frightfully entertaining stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the other posts this week and enter those giveaways for more chances at spooktacularly creepy reads!                 SO. MANY. BOOKS. Are you ready to enter to...
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Fanny Crispin
I'd have to say "The Midnight Dance" and "Finding You" look the most interesting to me. I also am curious about "The Suffering Tre... Read More
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 23:47
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Press Release: “Read Riordan,” New Digital Home for the Worlds of Rick Riordan

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Disney-Hyperion Launches “Read Riordan,” New Digital Home for the Worlds of Rick Riordan Cross-Platform Experience to Connect Fans with Content from Best-Selling Author’s Literary Universe Every Day NEW YORK (October 17, 2017)  -- Today Disney-Hyperion, a Disney Book Group imprint, launched “Read Riordan,” the always-on digital home for the Rick Riordan...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2017 ~ (YA Edition) (Part Three) ~ US/Canada Only

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Check out more frightfully entertaining stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the other posts this week and enter those giveaways for more chances at spooktacularly creepy reads!                           SO. MANY. BOOKS. Are...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2017! (Children's Edition) ~ (Part Two) ~ (US/Canada only)

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Check out more frightfully entertaining children's stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the other posts this week and enter those giveaways for more chances at spooktacularly creepy reads!             SO. MANY. BOOKS. Are you ready to enter to win???...
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Press Release: Looking For Eden Album by Dave Connis, Author of The Temptation of Adam!

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Dave Connis, author of The Temptation of Adam , has released his full album, Looking For Eden , which serves as a companion to his soon-to-be-released novel!  Today we're excited to share the news that if   you pre-order Dave's new book, The Temptation of Adam you will receive the full...
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I was lucky enough to get an ARC of the book, and I loved it. Today I downloaded the album, and it is REALLY good. What a talented... Read More
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 20:09
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2017! (YA Edition) (Part Two) ~ (US/Canada only)

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Yesterday, we launched the first day of our EPIC Spooktacular Stories giveaway of 2017 ... Five days of posts with each featuring some of the most chilling, suspensful books on the shelves!    Check out more frightfully entertaining stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of...
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Kathy
I've been eyeing The Wicker King for a while now. It sounds super intriguing!
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 14:52
Jill
Haunting the Deep!!!!!
Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:18
Ainslee
The wicker king or 27 hours both look so interesting!
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 20:54
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2017! (YA Edition) ~ (US/Canada only)

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It's the middle of October. Leaves are turning rust and gold. A chill is creeping through the air. And Halloween is fast approaching.  It's the perfect time to curl up inside with a mug of your favorite hot beverage and a deliciously scary book! Don't have any Spooktacular Stories on your...
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Ainslee
I am sooo incredibly excited for Hunting Prince Dracula, I love Kerri Maniscalco's writing!
Monday, 16 October 2017 11:32
Crista cast
I'm excited for House of Furies the cover looks very spooky.
Monday, 16 October 2017 15:20
Jenny Meyer
I can't pick just one that I'm most excited for... When We Were Worthy sounds really interesting but not at all scary; A Beautiful... Read More
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 23:56
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2017! (Children's Edition) ~ (US/Canada only)

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It's the middle of October. Leaves are turning rust and gold. A chill is creeping through the air. And Halloween is fast approaching.  It's the perfect time to curl up inside with a mug of your favorite hot beverage and a deliciously scary book! Don't have any Spooktacular Stories on your...
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Alyssa Annico
I'm most excited about "Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete"!
Friday, 20 October 2017 07:44
Penny Olson
They ALL look great but I know my daughter would love I Love You More Than the Smell of Swamp Gas. Thanks.
Monday, 23 October 2017 00:59
John
"Which book from the Spooktacular Stories list of 2017 are you most excited to read?" Even Monsters Need To Sleep!
Monday, 23 October 2017 17:05
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Kristen Simmons (Pacifica), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Kristen Simmons  (Pacifica)   as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Kristen, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet Kristen Simmons ! Kristen Simmons is the author of the ARTICLE 5 series, THE GLASS ARROW, and METALTOWN....
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Olivia F
This rafflecopter is flat/not clickable, as an FYI!
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:34
Lily M.
? Pirates and the Sea and a mystery ? sounds good to me ?
Friday, 13 October 2017 23:06
Jen
My favorite book that I read as a teen? Sadly, my teen years were filled with honors and AP coursework, so the only thing I think... Read More
Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:08
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