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Author Chat with Frost Kay (Rebel's Blade), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Frost Kay author of Rebel's Blade.  Read on for more about Frost, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Frost Kay ! USA Today Bestselling Author Frost Kay is a certified book dragon with an excessive TBR, and a shoe obsession....
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Danielle Hammelef
The cover is powerful and the synopsis sounds exciting.
Friday, 15 March 2019 18:26
Dan Denman
I like the book cover design. This sounds like a good fantasy adventure.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:03
Penny Olson
The cover is fierce and brave. This book sounds like an exciting adventure.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 23:21
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Author Chat with James Riley (The Revenge Of Magic), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with James Riley author of The Revenge Of Magic.  Read on for more about James, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet James Riley !   JAMES RILEY lives in Virginia. He is the author of Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time, and Once...
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Author Chat with Anne Ursu (The Lost Girl), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Anne Ursu author of The Lost Girl.  Read on for more about Anne, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Anne Ursu ! Anne Ursu is the author of Breadcrumbs, named one of the best books of 2011 by School Library Journal, Publishers...
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John
It sounds like there might be some magic in this!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 20:03
Danielle Hammelef
I love, love the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing and intriguing.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:14
Dan Denman
I like the colors and images in the book cover. This sounds like a fun and mysterious adventure.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:05
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Author Chat with Holly Goldberg Sloan (To Night Owl From Dogfish), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Holly Goldberg Sloan author of To Night Owl From Dogfish.  Read on for more about Holly, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Holly Goldberg Sloan ! Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent her childhood living in...
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John
I like an exuberant novel as much as the next person!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:57
Emily
this story looks so cute and I can't wait to read it!
Monday, 11 March 2019 15:52
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and eye-catching and bright. The synopsis sounds exciting.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:20
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Author Chat with Julien Jamar (The Fontre), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Julien Jamar author of The Fontre.  Read on for more about Julien, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Julien Jamar ! Julien was born in 1980 and spent the first few years of her life traveling through America with her...
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Julie Holden
Love the sunset look on the cover & definitely want to read it!
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:57
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Monday, 11 March 2019 14:56
Debra Branigan
The cover is quite atmospheric and the synopsis sounds intriguing. Congratulations on the book.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:33
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Author Chat with Lucy Tempest (Thief Of Cahraman) , Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Lucy Tempest, author of Thief Of Cahraman .  Read on for more about Lucy and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Lucy Tempest ! With one foot in reality and the other one lodged firmly in fantasy, Lucy...
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noelle salsido
love the cover this book sounds great
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 18:00
Julie Holden
Gorgeous cover & already added to my TBR list!
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:54
Penny Olson
The cover is bright and beautiful. I love a good heist story.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 02:23
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Author Chat with Peter Bunzl (Cogheart), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Peter Bunzl author of Cogheart .  Read on for more about Peter, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Peter Bunzl ! Peter Bunzl grew up in London and lives there with his partner Michael. He is a BAFTA-award-winning animator, as...
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Victoria Scott
I love the idea behind the story and my daughter, Lilly, would love a heroine with the same name!
Friday, 15 February 2019 17:13
John
I love the cover! It sounds like an imaginative adventure!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:42
noelle salsido
the cover is adorable and so detailed yet simple and the story sounds like such a great adventure!!
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 17:52
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Author Chat with Cory Leonardo (The Simple Art Of Flying), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Cory Leonardo author of The Simple Art Of Flying .  Read on for more about Cory, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Cory Leonardo ! Cory Leonardo grew up believing she’d replace Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune, but when...
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Debra Branigan
Very pretty cover and a heartwarming synopsis. Good luck with your book.
Saturday, 09 February 2019 19:43
Maggie
The cover is adorable and colorful. Sounds like a sweet book.
Monday, 11 February 2019 09:47
John
Good luck to Alastair in finding better environs!
Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:24
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Author Chat with Shelley Sackier (The Antidote), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Shelley Sackier author of The Antidote .  Read on for more about Shelley, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Shelley Sackier ! Shelley Sackier is the author of The Freemason’s Daughter (HarperCollins 2017), Dear Opl (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2015), and the...
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Debra Branigan
Pretty cover and intriguing storyline. Good luck with your novel.
Saturday, 09 February 2019 19:18
Colleen Burns
The cover is beautiful and the story sounds very interesting!
Sunday, 10 February 2019 11:06
Maggie
Sounds interesting! And the cover is beautiful!
Monday, 11 February 2019 09:46
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Author Chat with NoNieqa Ramos (The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with NoNieqa Ramos author of The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary .  Read on for more about NoNieqa, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet NoNieqa Ramos ! Raised in the Boogie Down Bronx, NoNieqa Ramos is an educator and literary activist. She wrote...
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Dianna G.
It sounds like this book has a lot to offer, and will make the reader think! You never know what someone's going through. Love t... Read More
Saturday, 02 February 2019 21:38
Stephanie Tullis
The cover is very beautiful! I have many students that are going to love this book.
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:01
Madeline Tebo
I've been wanting to read this book for a while now!
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 23:55
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