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Author Chat with Denis Markell (The Ghost In Apartment 2R), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Denis Markell author of The Ghost In Apartment 2R  Read on for more about Denis and his book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Denis Markell! Denis Markell has written all sorts of things, from sitcoms to off-Broadway musicals, but nothing has...
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Debra Branigan
The cover will attract your younger readers and they will find the storyline adventurous. Thanks for sharing.
Sunday, 17 November 2019 18:06
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, hope I win it!
Monday, 18 November 2019 15:09
Jeana Kwiecinski
Love the theme of this one! Can't wait to share and read!
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 09:48
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Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Julie Eshbaugh (Crown Of Oblivion), 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 Julie Eshbaugh , YABC's Author of the...
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Kitty Marie McAfee
The cover and description sound great! Sounds like an exciting read.
Monday, 18 November 2019 23:31
Fazila
I loved the synopsis and description!! The cover is stunning. I am getting Hunger games vibes with the whole competition plot. I a... Read More
Saturday, 23 November 2019 08:34
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis promises secrets, suspense, and lots of action, all of which I love in my books.
Sunday, 24 November 2019 14:17
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Author Chat with Tom O' Donnell (Homerooms & Hall Passes), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Tom O'Donnell author of Homerooms & Hall Passes  Read on for more about Tom and his book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Tom O'Donnell! Tom O'Donnell is the author of the beloved Hamstersaurus Rex series, as well as Space Rocks and...
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Zachary Snyder
The book sounds good, looking forward to reading it!
Thursday, 07 November 2019 15:18
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is hilarious which matches the promised humor in the synopsis.
Sunday, 24 November 2019 14:12
Brittany Colpitts
Love the cover art, looking forward to reading! ... Read More
Monday, 02 December 2019 20:33
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Author Chat with Natasha Ngan (Girls Of Storm and Shadow), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Natasha Ngan author of Girls Of Storm and Shadow.  Read on for more about Natasha and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Natasha Ngan! Natasha Ngan is part young-adult author, part yoga-teacher, part habitual nap-taker. She grew up between Malaysia and...
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Debra Branigan
I can't wait to read this one. The cover again is gorgeous and the storyline continues to amaze. Best wishes to the author on the ... Read More
Friday, 08 November 2019 17:56
Candice Gigous
The cover is beautiful. The synopsis makes me want to read more. This series sounds exciting.
Monday, 11 November 2019 09:53
Kristy
The cover is gorgeous. I can't wait to read what happens next.
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 09:36
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Author Chat with Shea Ernshaw (Winterwood), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Shea Ernshaw author of Winterwood.  Read on for more about Shea and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Shea Ernshaw! Shea Ernshaw is the author of  The Wicked Deep  and  Winterwood . She works as a producer for a film...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! I really enjoyed The Wicked Deep, I feel like I would love this one too!
Thursday, 31 October 2019 16:07
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is captivating. Sounds like a thrilling read.
Monday, 11 November 2019 09:53
Jeana Kwiecinski
The cover of this one is just as beautiful as The Wicked Deep. I can't wait to get my hands on this one and share with everyone! ... Read More
Friday, 15 November 2019 12:02
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Author Chat with Amanda Joy (A River Of Royal Blood)!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Amanda Joy author of A River Of Royal Blood.  Read on for more about Amanda and her book!         Meet Amanda Joy! Amanda Joy has an MFA from The New School, and lives in Chicago with her dog Luna. You can...
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Author Chat with Farah Naz Rishi (I Hope You Get This Message), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Farah Naz Rishi author of I Hope You Get This Message.  Read on for more about Farah and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Farah Naz Rishi! Farah Naz Rishi is a Pakistani-American Muslim writer and voice actor, but in...
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Author Chat with Jo Treggiari (The Grey Sisters), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Jo Treggiari author of The Grey Sisters.  Read on for more about Jo and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Jo Treggiari! JO TREGGIARI was born in London, England, and raised in Canada. She spent many years in the San Francisco...
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Author Chat with Zack Smedley (Deposing Nathan), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Zack Smedley author of Deposing Nathan.  Read on for more about Zack and his book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Zack Smedley! Zack Smedley was born and raised in southern Maryland, in an endearing county almost no one has heard of....
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Author Chat with The Never Tilting World (Rin Chupeco), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Rin Chupeco author of The Never Tilting World.  Read on for more about Rin and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Rin Chupeco!       Website   *  Twitter *  Instagram       Meet The Never Tilting World...
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