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Spotlight on As She Ascends by Jodi Meadows, Plus Excerpt, Author Chat & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  As She Ascends  by Jodi Meadows.  Read on for more about Jodi and her book, plus an excerpt, interview, & giveaway!    Meet Jodi Meadows!       Jodi Meadows wants to be a ferret when she grows up and she has no self-control when it...
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Renee Moore
Absolutely LOVED the first book!! I got it in my Owlcrate, and it was a fantastic story. I have not had the chance to read this on... Read More
Monday, 24 September 2018 14:44
Debra Branigan
The cover is gorgeous; I agree with you. The story sounds intriguing and I think I will have to check out this series.
Monday, 24 September 2018 18:27
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 24 September 2018 20:12
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Spotlight on Here To Stay (Sara Farizan), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Here To Stay   by Sara Farizan!  Read on for more about Sara and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Sara Farizan ! Sara Farizan is an Iranian American writer and ardent basketball fan who was born in and...
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Debra Branigan
The cover will attract the young adult readers of sports books and the novel's action won't disappoint. However, sports is not th... Read More
Monday, 24 September 2018 17:36
Marisa Fort
There is just something about the boy's eyes on the cover that moves me... The synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 24 September 2018 20:09
Kara S
The cover is fun, but the synopsis/themes of the novel make it a standout, IMHO!
Monday, 24 September 2018 21:16
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Spotlight on Mascot by Antony John, Plus Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Mascot  by Antony John.  Read on for more about Antony and his book, plus an excerpt, interview, & giveaway!      Meet Antony John!     Antony John is the author of several novels, including  Five Flavors of Dumb  and the fantasy trilogy Elemental. A native...
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Renee Moore
Love the cover!
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 14:53
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:55
Debra Branigan
The variety of items of the cover add interest and make it somewhat enticing, allowing a YA reader to consider what they might hav... Read More
Sunday, 23 September 2018 19:04
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Spotlight on How to Feel Awesome Every Day by Elly Awesome, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  How to Feel Awesome  by Elly Awesome.  Read on for more about Elly and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!    Meet Elly Awesome!     Elly Awesome is a vlogger, TV presenter, tech head, taste tester, and ambassador for awesome. She started out by...
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Renee Moore
Looks cute and sounds inspiring!
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 14:51
Guirlene sanon
Like the cover and it sounds positive
Thursday, 04 October 2018 19:42
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Spotlight on Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Oh My Goth  by Gena Showalter.  Read on for more about Gena and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!      Meet Gena Showalter!     Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of many fantastical, romantic novels and series...
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Kathy Valentine
Awesome excerpt!!! Can't wait to read !!! gena showalter is one of my fave writers! Thank you for the chance to win this book!!?? ... Read More
Saturday, 15 September 2018 19:11
Renee Moore
Synopsis sounds interesting and the cover fitting!
Sunday, 16 September 2018 20:49
Andrea Carroll
One of my favorite adult authors... love her YA books - and the covers never let me down?
Sunday, 16 September 2018 21:36
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Spotlight on I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  I Do Not Trst You  by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz.  Read on for more about Laura and Melinda and their book, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!      Meet Laura J. Burns!    Laura J. Burns has written more than forty books for kids...
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Davianna Nieto
I love love love the cover and the synopsis is intriguing. My interest is piqued!
Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:29
Kara S
The cover is stand-out, and this adventure story sounds like a great pageturner!
Friday, 14 September 2018 01:31
Renee Moore
Looking forward to this one! Beautiful cover.
Sunday, 16 September 2018 20:47
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Spotlight on Plague Land: Reborn by Alex Scarrow, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Plaugue Land: Reborn  by Alex Scarrow.  Read on for more about Alex and his book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!    Meet Alex Scarrow!   Award-winning author Alex Scarrow spent years as a video game designer before turning to writing. He is the author of the...
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Dianna G.
Not entering this giveaway -- the cover really drew me, and I thought I'd love this story! However, I'm very put off by the langu... Read More
Saturday, 08 September 2018 00:41
Renee Moore
This sounds so good!
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:18
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:30
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Spotlight on Keeper of the Bees by Meg Kassel, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Keeper of the Bees  by Meg Kassel  Read on for more about Meg and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!      Meet Meg Kassel!   Meg Kassel is an award-winning author of fantasy and speculative books for young adults. A graduate of Parson's School...
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Renee Moore
Love, love, love this! Hope to read this one!
Friday, 07 September 2018 13:23
Natalie Simpson
I can’t wait to read it! It sounds super interesting and unique... Read More
Saturday, 08 September 2018 12:34
Marisa Fort
Love the beautiful artwork on the cover! The synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 10 September 2018 19:57
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Spotlight on Seventh Born by Monica Sanz, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Seventh Born  by Monica Sanz!  Read on for more about Monica and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!      Meet Monica Sanz!   Monica Sanz is a romance writer with an established fan base on the social writing website Wattpad where her works have...
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Renee Moore
This cover is absolutely stunning, and it sounds so, so good!
Friday, 07 September 2018 13:18
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful, the synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 10 September 2018 19:51
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis makes me want to read more. Sounds like an exciting read.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 05:55
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Author Chat with J.M. Frey (The Skylark's Song), Exclusive Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with J.M. Frey , author of  The Skylark's Song .     Read on for more about J.M. and her book, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!         Meet J.M. Frey ! J.M. Frey is an author, fanthropologist, and professional smartypants on Accessible Media...
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Renee Moore
Aww, her profile picture is perfect! I love Steam punk books.
Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:51
Marisa Fort
The cover is so amazing! The synopsis sounds awesome!
Monday, 10 September 2018 19:38
Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive and will grab those adventure readers. It sounds like it will be entertaining.
Sunday, 16 September 2018 15:55
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