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Spotlight on Hazel and Gray (Nic Stone), Plus Excerpt!

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Hazel and Gray (Nic Stone).  Read on for more about Nic, plus a excerpt!         Meet Nic Stone ! Nic Stone is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin , Clean Getaway , and Jackpot . Born and...
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Featured Review: The Warrior Queen (Emily R King)

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About This Book: In the final volume of The Hundredth Queen Series, Kalinda will risk everything to save the man she loves. Kalinda has brought peace to the Tarachand Empire, at least for now. Bhutas no longer need to hide their gifts. The last of the rebels have been banished. And...
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Hundredth Queen (Emily R King), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Emily R King's playlist from her new novel,  The Hundredth Queen  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Emily and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to...
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John
The cover looks magical! A tournament to the death??
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:20
Dianna G.
The cover looks ominous -- that red background, slightly curled hand.... The synopsis reminds me a little bit of the story of Est... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:05
Isabella Wojnarowicz
AHH, it looks and sounds so cool!
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