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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveaway: Pitch Dark (Courtney Alameda)

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      Pitch Dark   Read on for more about Courtney, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!                     Meet  Courtney Alameda !   A veteran bookseller and librarian, Courtney Alameda now spends her days writing thriller and horror novels. Her debut...
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Kara S
I want to read a number of books by Courtney Alameda; thanks for the opportunity to win this book & get started on that goal! --K... Read More
Thursday, 22 February 2018 17:02
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Author Chat with Brenda Rufener (Where I Live), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Brenda Rufener , author of  Where I Live .   Read on for more about Brenda and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Brenda Rufener !   Brenda Rufener is a technical writer turned novelist. She is the author of Where I Live ,...
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Kara S
The cover is striking next to the type style/font/color of the title, and the understated background couples with those brightly t... Read More
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:48
Dianna G.
This book is #1 on my need-to-read list of February releases. I'm a middle school teacher and have seen first-hand how many stude... Read More
Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:07
Precious J Hernandez
This book seems like a beautiful story and I can't wait to read it.
Thursday, 01 March 2018 08:35
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Author Chat with Carolyn Cohagan (Time Next), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Carolyn Cohagan ,  author of  Time Next.   Read on for more about Carolyn and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!       Meet  Carolyn Cohagan ! Carolyn Cohagan is an award-winning author, women's activist, and founder of Girls With Pens, a creative...
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Kara S
While the cover didn't impress me much, the synopsis -- especially the particular gender-related themes suggested therein -- reall... Read More
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 13:41
Courtney Gendreau
The cover is simple, which I usually am not a fan of, however, this one is quite pretty. IT sounds like an amazing read too which... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:14
Penny Olson
The cover is stark and simple. The synopsis has me totally intrigued.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 23:51
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Kim Liggett (Heart Of Ash), Plus Giveaway!!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing  Kim Liggett , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Kara S
The cover clearly communicates the genre of the novel, and the synopsis is compelling -- two qualities this newer release shares w... Read More
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 13:22
Dianna G.
What a stunning cover on both books! I am interested in reading this because the summary was captivating.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:10
Delia Chavez
This cover is stunning. The book sounds really interesting.
Friday, 09 March 2018 04:51
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Author Chat with Russell Ginns, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Ruseell Ginns , author of Samantha Spinner and the Super-Seret Plans .   Read on for more about Russell and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Russell Ginns !     RUSSELL GINNS is a writer and game designer who specializes in puzzles, songs,...
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John
What a fun cover! Funny scenario with the inheritances!
Saturday, 17 February 2018 22:05
Brenda T
Adorable cover and now I'm really curious about the red umbrella.
Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:01
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so cute and fun and makes me want to read this book. The synopsis promises mystery and puzzles which are my favorite ... Read More
Monday, 12 March 2018 14:52
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Author Chat with Marie Marquardt (Flight Season), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat Marie Marquardt , author of  Flight Season.   Read on for more about Marie and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Marie Marquardt !   Marie Marquardt is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and has been an advocate for social justice...
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Emma McAndrew
The cover is adorable! This sounds like a great light-hearted, yet serious contemporary!
Monday, 19 February 2018 02:35
Hannah
This books sounds great
Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:52
Penny Olson
The cover is creative and the story sounds original and important.
Sunday, 11 March 2018 23:30
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Melissa Albert (The Hazel Wood), Plus Giveaway!!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!         Introducing Melissa Albert , YABC's Author of the...
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Dianna G.
The cover is darkly intriguing. I like the old-fashioned motifs. As for the summary...it already has me wanting to peek inside Th... Read More
Monday, 05 February 2018 19:56
Penny Olson
The cover is like a dark fairy tale. The story sounds amazing.
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 22:53
John
The covers suggests folk tales and legends. And the story has an intriguingly dark sound to it!
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 22:59
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Author Chat with C.E. Clayton (The Monster of Selkirk Book I: The Duality of Nature), Plus a Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat C.E. Clayton , author of  The Monster of Selrik: Book 1:The Duality of Nature.   Read on for more about C.E. and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet C.E. Clayton !     C. E. Clayton was born and raised in Southern California where she...
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Marisa Fort
The cover sets the mood nicely. The book sounds like a lot of fun, love the fantasy and the mystery!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:04
Hannah
Sounds like a good fantasy read!
Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:28
Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover and it sounds like a fun read!
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 13:53
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Author Chat with Makiia Lucier (Isle of Blood and Stone), Plus a Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat Makiia Lucier , author of  Isle of Blood and Stone.   Read on for more about Makiia and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Makiia Lucier !       Makiia Lucier has a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon and a master's in...
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John
The cover has an excellent dragon! Those royal mapmakers--they always get involved in intrigues!
Thursday, 25 January 2018 22:35
Precious J Hernandez
The cover is simple but I definitely like it. I love that this is part of a duology.
Sunday, 28 January 2018 02:02
Marisa Fort
The sea serpent on the cover is beautiful, I love it! The book sounds like a lot of fun - lots of action and girl-power!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:34
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Author Chat with Rebekah Crane (The Upside Of Falling Down), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Rebekah Crane ,  author of  The Upside Of Falling Down.   Read on for more about Rebekah and her book!       Meet Rebekah Crane ! Rebekah Crane is the author of The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland and other young-adult novels. She found a passion...
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Marisa Fort
The cover is fun and cute and the synopsis is very interesting!
Friday, 26 January 2018 18:23
Precious J Hernandez
Love this. I’ve been anticipating this release.
Sunday, 28 January 2018 02:07
wendy rinebold
I am dying to read this. Its going to be so good. I love this cover.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:43
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