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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: Smailholm (C.L. Williams), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

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Today we're excited to share the trailer for Smailholm ! Read on for more about author C.L. Williams, and her book, plus the trailer & giveaway!     Meet C.L. Williams ! Claire Williams lives in Cheshire with her husband Howard and children Ava and Henry. She is proud to be...
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Victoria Scott
This story sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!
Monday, 23 March 2020 22:34
Zachary Snyder
The book sounds great! looking forward to reading it.
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 13:11
Emily
This book has been on my radar for a while!! I loveeee this cover!
Saturday, 04 April 2020 15:08
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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine), Plus Special Pre-Order Offer!

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Today we're excited to share the trailer for The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine) ! Read on for more about author CJ Redwine, and her book, plus the trailer & a special pre-order offer!       Meet CJ Redwine! C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy...
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Trailer Reveal: Asylum 54.0 by Nadège Richards, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share the book trailer for  Asylum 54.0  by Nadège Richards!  Read on for more about Nadège and her book, plus a giveaway!    Meet Nadège Richards! Nadège Richards is the author of the Bleeding Heart Series and the Bionics Saga, and currently attends college for her BA in...
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Irma Jurejevčič
Ah, the cover - love it. And I can not wait to read this story, sounds amazing!
Friday, 09 February 2018 10:54
Marisa Fort
Love the colors on the cover! The book sounds so interesting, can't wait to read!
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:17
Hannah
Striking cover and the synopsis sounds great!
Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:40
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Exclusive Trailer Reveal: Mercy Rule (Tom Leveen), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share the trailer for Mercy Rule!

Read on for more about author Tom Leveen, and his book, plus the trailer & giveaway!

 

 

Meet Tom Leveen!

Tom Leveen is the author of nine teen novels, including his most recent titles Hellworld and Shackled; Zero, an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2013; and Sick, a YALSA Quick Pick 2014. He is a former high school teacher, a rocking and frequent speaker at schools and conferences, and an advocate against teen bullying and suicide. Tom lives and writes full-time in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

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Meet Mercy Rule!

Danny’s parents yanked him out of art school, his real school. Now he’s starting sophomore year at the public high school. The only good thing about this school is Cadence, a cute freshman who loves punk rock. But even meeting her can’t make up for all the crap he gets from the meat-head athleaders.

Brady just wants to get out. Go to college, play football, maybe reach the NFL. He definitely wants to stop waiting for his deadbeat mother to get it together. It all adds up to a lot of stress. So who can really blame him when he and the football team turn their aggressions on the new freak?

Coach turns a blind eye to his players’ infractions—because this year, they’re going to States. But maybe if Coach had paid more attention, he could have caught it before it all happened. Maybe it could have been avoided.

Maybe.

With quick cuts between a large cast of unforgettable characters, and razor-sharp plotting, Tom Leveen takes readers on a countdown to an inevitable, horrifying act. This gripping novel offers an intense, smart perspective on the tragic, toxic mindsets behind the celebrated American sport and the monsters it creates.

 

 

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Mercy Rule

By: Tom Leveen

Publishing Date: February 20th, 2018 

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

 

 

 

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Dianna G.
The cover didn't stand out to me until I read the synopsis. When I realized it was supposed to be a scoreboard, it made sense. T... Read More
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:15
Hannah Ens
Looks pretty interesting, I like the dark/light contrast of the cover and the subtle sports/scoreboard look.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:02
Precious J Hernandez
Based on the synopsis, I can tell we’re in for an intense read. Definitely seems like a book worth reading with some important the... Read More
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 22:09
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Book Trailer Reveal: Skavenger's Hunt by Mike Rich

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Today we're excited to reveal the book trailer for Skavenger's Hunt by Mike Rich! Read on for more about Mike and his book!   Meet Mike Rich!     Mike Rich is a screenwriter best known for films like  The Rookie ,  Radio , and  Secretariat . His first movie was ...
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Spotlight on Earthweeds by Rod Little, Plus Interview & Book Trailer Reveal!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Earthweeds  by Rod Little, plus an author chat, and book trailer reveal!      Meet Rod Little!       Rod Little has written for two dozen science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazines over the past two decades. He has also written two novellas for the Wayward...
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Press Release: Book Trailer for Rick Riordan's The Ship Of The Dead!

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Hello Riordan Readers! The newest Rick Riordan release,  The Ship of the Dead , Book 3 in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy, hit shelves yesterday – PLUS a hilarious new  book trailer  just released! We hope you'll check out the new trailer! Share the  Book Trailer Follow...
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Author Chat with Paula Stokes (Ferocious & Vicarious), Book Trailer, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Paula Stokes , author of  Ferocious & Vicarious! Read on for more about Paula and her book, the book trailer, and a giveaway!       Meet  Paula Stokes ! Paula Stokes is the author of several YA novels, most recently Ferocious and this is How it Happened. Her...
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John
The covers look dark and intriguing! I doubt I could live so adventurously!
Monday, 02 October 2017 21:07
Chrisa
Wow. These covers are gorgeous. They have that sci-fi vibe that I love! Awesome! I haven't started the series yet but I'm pretty s... Read More
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 01:04
Kassie
This story sounds intriguing! Sounds so good and the cover totally fits the description ansd I love the cover! I just paid atten... Read More
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:59
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Trailer Reveal: Sorcery for Beginners by Matt Harry

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Today we're excited to share the book trailer   for Matt Harry's book,  Sorcery for Beginners !         And here's more about  Sorcery for Beginners !   All Owen Macready wants is to be an average eighth grader. Then his mom goes to Africa to find herself, his...
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Spotlight on Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Robert Beatty), Plus Trailer Reveal & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Robert Beatty's novel  Serafina and the Splintered Heart! Read on for more about Robert and his book, plus an trailer reveal and giveaway!       Meet  Robert Beatty !   Robert Beatty lives in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters....
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McKenzie
This seems like an awesome series! I can't wait to read it!
Monday, 03 July 2017 11:22
John
Magical covers, and the series sounds interesting!
Monday, 03 July 2017 18:20
Dianna G.
I haven't read the other books in the series, but I adore Biltmore Estate. The cover is very interesting with an artistic flair.... Read More
Monday, 03 July 2017 21:41
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