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INSOMNIA Pre-Order Blog Hop - Win a Nook HD!

INSOMNIA Pre-Order Blog Hop - Win a Nook HD!

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Hey guys! Welcome to the INSOMNIA Pre-Order Blog Hop where you can enter to win a Nook HD!  Let me tell ya, you'll want to get your hands on this book. Here are a few reasons why:   About the book: Her eyes saved his life. Her dreams released his darkness....
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Krista Low
I am excited to read this. What an interesting idea for a novel! I just ordered on Amazon and I can't wait to read it!
Monday, 13 May 2013 13:34
Krista Low
Yes I am excited about possibly winning too
Monday, 13 May 2013 13:35
J.R. Johansson
Haha, who doesn't like a little winning?
Monday, 13 May 2013 15:15
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Join in the #PitchDarkDays Live Event!

Join in the #PitchDarkDays Live Event!

I'll be at the #PitchDarkDays event at Schuler Books & Music in Lansing, Michigan this Friday at 6pm. Any northerners coming to join me? If not, you can join in on Twitter, because I'll be live-tweeting the event! Which authors will be there?  Kiera Cass ( THE ELITE ) Elizabeth Norris...
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Blog Tour: Guest post with Heather L. Reid, author of Pretty Dark Nothing + US Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest post with Heather L. Reid, author of Pretty Dark Nothing + US Giveaway

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I was really excited to have the opportunity to read the YA paranormal novel, PRETTY DARK NOTHING. Here is author Heather L. Reid's way of battling writer's block. Make sure to check out the  giveaway at the bottom of the post!   Cursing The Blank Page: How I Battle Writer’s Block...
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Krista Low
I haven't read this book! I am always looking for a good read, this one looks fabulous I love all the fabulous quotes of inspira... Read More
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:56
Jacqueline Yarwaye
All of the books I read are YA. I really can't wait to add this one to my Read list on Goodreads. The cover looks amazing and the ... Read More
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:51
YABC
This is the first I'm hearing of this title and am so excited at the opportunity to win a copy!
Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:20
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Blog Tour Kickoff: The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

Blog Tour Kickoff: The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

Hey guys! Welcome to the Blog Tour Kickoff for THE SYMPTOMS OF MY INSANITY by Minday Raf! Each week you'll find author exclusives on various book blogs across the 'net, but today, we've got a special video from Mindy and a giveaway below! Enjoy.  About the book: A laugh-out-loud, bittersweet debut...
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YABC
Hilarious....I'm not a writer, but I'm a bit of a neat freak so that's not me!
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 13:41
Darith Ly
Not a writer, but I like the writing
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 22:41
Sasha Shamblen
Im a sort of writer but i dint have a writing process
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:54
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Bloggers: Want to be a part of The Symptoms of My Insanity Blog Tour? Find out how!

Bloggers: Want to be a part of The Symptoms of My Insanity Blog Tour? Find out how!
YABC is excited to announce we will be hosting the blog tour for The Symptoms of My Insanity by debut author Mindy Raf! Before we jump into the details of the tour, read on to learn more about Mindy and her laugh-out-loud, bittersweet coming-of-age tale told in a totally true, totally...
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YABC
Oh, I came across this book just last week and it sounds great I'd love to promote it on my blog. I'd especially love to host a g... Read More
Friday, 22 February 2013 08:16
YABC
E-mail: judith@paperiot.com Blog: http://www.paperiot.com... Read More
Friday, 22 February 2013 10:03
YABC
I'd love to participate in the tour! Email: czarinegomez@gmail.com Sab The Book Eater: http://sabthebookeater.blogspot.com/ Top 3... Read More
Friday, 22 February 2013 08:52
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The Triple Threat Blog Tour - Stop #8 - Take the HOURGLASS Personality Quiz!

The Triple Threat Blog Tour - Stop #8 - Take the HOURGLASS Personality Quiz!
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Hosted by Mundie Moms http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2013/01/egmonts-triple-threat-blog-tour.html     Welcome to Stop #8 on the Triple Threat Blog Tour featuring Myra McEntire, Kate Ellison and Jennifer Lynn Barnes! Today we have a special treat for you. We teamed up with Myra McEntire, author of the Hourglass series, to create an exclusive quiz for...
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Kierra
I got: You like your guys tall, dark, and smoldering. Am I right? Michael's got all that in the bag. He may have a haunting past a... Read More
Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:30
YABC
I got Michael! =)
Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:55
YABC
My man is Dune.
Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:52
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Shades of Earth Blog Tour

Shades of Earth Blog Tour

Today we're celebrating the upcoming launch of SHADES OF EARTH , the third and final book of the NY Times Bestselling Across the Universe series by Beth Revis . Fueled by lies. Ruled by chaos. Almost home. "A tense and delicious ride--one that satisfyingly brings the series full circle." -- The...
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Julianna Helms
I'm so excited to read SHADES OF EARTH! I absolutely adored ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (and A MILLION SUNS even more). It's going to be s... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 01:32
YABC
Christina K. in the raffelcopter This is an awesome story!! Hope it gets published in print - love all the characters we get to k... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 05:26
Becca
Can not wait for Shades of Earth, I'm actually trying to avoid the sneak peaks on Beth's blog, they're too awesome and I can't sta... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:33
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The Dead and Buried Blog Tour + Giveaway!

The Dead and Buried Blog Tour + Giveaway!
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We're so happy to be kicking off the blog tour for Kim Harrington's THE DEAD AND BURIED! Check out our review below, and don't forget to enter to win an ARC of the book!   A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller....
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Nicole Arellano
Ahh! This sounds like an interesting read. Yet another book I NEED to get my hands on.
Monday, 28 January 2013 10:36
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Rootless Blog Tour: Reader Q&A + Last Chance to Enter the Giveaway!




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Today is the final stop on the ROOTLESS Blog Tour! Thanks so much to those who followed along. We've enjoyed industry interviews, behind the scenes scoops, recipes, even ROOTLESS inspired music for download. It's been a great tour! For those just joining us, you can start from the beginning here . ...
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YABC
Wow great questions...my fav was Chris' response about naming Banyan. ... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 10:04
YABC
I loved learning how Chris came up with Banyan's name too. And how he got his agent and publisher. What an awesome way to do it.... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 12:42
YABC
Thanks for taking the time to answer all our questions Chris!! and many thanks to the wonderful bloggers that made this blog-tour ... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 15:11
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Rootless Blog Tour: Review and International Giveaway!

Rootless Blog Tour: Review and International Giveaway!
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For Day 4 of the ROOTLESS Blog Tour, I give you my review of ROOTLESS: I didn't know what to expect when I first cracked open ROOTLESS. I knew a few things about the book - that it was about a young nomad, Banyan, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world where...
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Natalie Aguirre
Sounds like a great book. So excited to be a part of Chris' blog tour.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:51
Lauren Giova Dixon
Sounds like my kind of crazy too!
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:42
Lauren Giova Dixon
Chris, are you a big fan of post-apocalyptic books? If so, which one is your favorite?
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:44
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