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Spotlight on Freefall by Joshua Bellin, Plus Chapter Reveal & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Joshua Bellin's novel  Freefall.  Read on for more about Joshua and his book, plus a chapter reveal and giveaway!   Meet Joshua Bellin ! Joshua David Bellin has been writing novels since he was eight years old (though the first few were admittedly very short). He...
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John
The cover looks very imaginative! The story sounds very creative!
Friday, 07 July 2017 17:16
Dianna G.
I like the sci-fi cover. The summary makes me think of The 100.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 01:51
Aireanna Lesch
I really find this book interesting! Isn't there a movie coming out with a plot slightly similar to this? The cover looks very int... Read More
Saturday, 15 July 2017 09:38
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Release Day Blitz, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Gardenia (Kelsey Sutton)

Release Day Blitz, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Gardenia (Kelsey Sutton)



Today on the blog YABC is excited to share  Kelsey Sutton's new release, Gardenia!! Below is more info about Kelsey Sutton, her new book, an excerpt from Gardenia, and a giveaway!         Chapter One   My eyes open. It takes a moment to realize that I’m not staring...
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John
I think the cover looks a bit ominous, and I enjoyed the synopsis.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 21:19
Heidi Wong
The cover along with the summary bring interest to me, it seems there is more to the book than meets the eye.
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 21:55
Shannon Mizikoski
The cover looks very foreboding, which seems perfect based on the synopsis! I love the whole "knowing when you'll die" thing, it's... Read More
Saturday, 04 March 2017 00:44
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Spotlight on Bleeding Earth (Kaitlin Ward) Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Bleeding Earth (Kaitlin Ward) Excerpt & Giveaway!





Today we're spotlighting  Kaitlin Ward's novel,  Bleeding Earth !  Read on for more about Kaitlin and her novel, plus a excerpt, and giveaway!       Meet  Kaitlin Ward !   I live in a very tiny town (population approximately 700) in New Hampshire, the same town where I grew up....
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Anne
I love the cover! The story sounds interesting!
Friday, 24 February 2017 19:45
Heidi Wong
The cover is simple, yet it looks very nice. The story sounds pretty interesting so far.
Sunday, 26 February 2017 16:43
Lily M.
I'm liking the cover, the color is pretty ?
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:45
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Spotlight on Day Of Ice (Andrew Lane) , Plus Chapter Reveal!

Spotlight on Day Of Ice (Andrew Lane) , Plus Chapter Reveal!


Today we're spotlighting  Andrew Lane's novel,  Day Of Ice !  Read on for more about Andrew and his novel plus a chapter reveal!       Meet  Andrew Lane !   Andrew Lane (born 1963), who also writes as Andy Lane, is a British author and journalist. Macmillan Children’s Books in...
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Spotlight on Something in Between, Plus Interview, Chapter Reveal, & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Something in Between, Plus Interview, Chapter Reveal, & Giveaway!



Today we're spotlighting  Melissa de la Cruz's novel,  Something in Between !  Read on for more about Melissa and her novel, plus an interview, excerpt, and giveaway!   YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book?   MELISSA DE LA CRUZ: Definitely Royce. I think I’m more of a Royce than...
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Fay Tannerr
I love the cover! It's so cute. The synopsis sounds interesting. I would definitely read this book.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 09:54
Anne
A book about Filipino immigrants? Yes, please! Great cover, too.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 21:16
Tiffany Engler
The cover is super adorable! I would definitely give this book a read!
Friday, 30 September 2016 07:28
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Sneak Peek: The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love, Plus Giveaway

Sneak Peek: The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love, Plus Giveaway



Today we're offering a sneak peek of Sarvenaz Tash's novel,  The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love!  Read on for more about Sarvenaz, her novel, chapter reveal, plus a giveaway!   Meet Sarvenaz Tash! Sarvenaz Tash was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up on Long Island, NY. She received her BFA...
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shelby
this sounds like a great book! i would love to read!
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 22:54
Clarissa
This book looks really good. The cover is very nice and the description sounds awesome.
Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:40
Vivien
So eager to read this book. Sounds fantastic!
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 21:26
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray + Giveaway (US/Canada)
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FIREBIRD SERIES by Claudia Gray Today we're super excited to bring you an exclusive excerpt from A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU, the first book in the FIREBIRD series, releasing in paperback on November 3, 2015. Before we get to the excerpt, here's more about the books in the series! About the...
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Lillian Lozada
The 1st chapter was enough to pull me in! I can't wait to start reading this series ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 18:25
shelby
The first chaper makes me want to continue to read the rest of the book!!
Saturday, 31 October 2015 12:42
Cameron
I WANT MORE. That's all
Saturday, 31 October 2015 14:11
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Chapter Reveal: Nothing Left To Burn by Patty Blount + Giveaway (US Only)

Chapter Reveal: Nothing Left To Burn by Patty Blount + Giveaway (US Only)
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Nothing Left To Burn by Patty Blount Release Date: August 4, 2015   About the Book Reece’s father hasn’t spoken to him since the car wreck that killed Reece’s brother. Desperate for forgiveness, Reece joins the Junior Cadet program at his dad’s firehouse. But the program is grueling, and Reece isn’t...
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Shannon Mizikoski
It didn’t. The road merely passed beneath the chicken.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:10
Amanda Julia
It didn’t. The road merely passed beneath the chicken
Friday, 15 May 2015 15:48
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It didn’t. The road merely passed beneath the chicken.
Monday, 18 May 2015 17:55
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Chapter Reveal: The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen + Giveaway (International)

Chapter Reveal: The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen + Giveaway (International)
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The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen Release Date: March 26, 2015 Before we get to the chapter, here's a note from Laura:   Hi, YABC! I’m fired up about sharing my first chapter with you today. The Ark is about a young convict trapped in prison on the last day of...
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Acacia hary
The description of the book you share is quite good. I will definitely read the book you share. Temple run... Read More
Sunday, 23 June 2019 23:51
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Chapter Reveal: Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca

Chapter Reveal: Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca
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Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca Release Date: June 9, 2015 Before we get to the chapter, here's a note from Gina:   I’m so excited to share the first chapter of LAST YEAR’S MISTAKE with all of you! I’ve written this opening many different ways, and I love the version...
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