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Spotlight on Sneaking Out by Chuck Vance, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Sneaking Out  by Chuck Vance!  Read on for more about Chuck and his book, plus an excerpt, and a giveaway!    Meet Chuck Vance!     Chuck Vance is a pseudonym for a bestselling writer of both adult mysteries and novels for young adults. Vance attended...
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James Robert
Have to let my sister know about this one. Cool cover and a book I know she will love.
Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:49
Emily
This sounds so cool!
Thursday, 22 March 2018 17:46
Hailey Joseph
This sounds great. Can't wait to read this!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:01
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: P.S. I Miss You (Jen Petro-Roy)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Jen Petro-Roy's  P.S I Miss You Read on for more about Jen, an excerpt, and a tour-wide giveaway! Meet  Jen Petro-Roy !   Jen Petro- Roy was born, raised, and still lives in Massachusetts, even though she rejects the idea that...
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Spotlight on To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough, Plus Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  To Right the Wrongs  by Sheryl Scarborough!  Read on for more about Sheryl and her book, plus an excerpt, and a giveaway!    Meet Sheryl Scarborough!     SHERYL SCARBOROUGH is an award-winning writer for children’s television. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and...
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Dianna G.
I didn't read the first book, so I was hesitant to read the summary. Didn't want to know too much back story! Liked the cover a ... Read More
Friday, 23 February 2018 20:02
Candice Gigous
The cover is very dramatic and fits with the first book. The synopsis is very exciting. Sounds like an awesome series.
Saturday, 03 March 2018 08:18
Delia Chavez
Love the cover cant wait to read the book
Friday, 09 March 2018 05:39
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Tempests and Slaughter (Tamora Pierce)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Tamora Pierce's  Tempests and Slaughter Read on for more about Tamora, an excerpt, and a tour-wide giveaway!                     Meet Tamora Pierce !   Tamora Pierce is a bestselling author of young adult...
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Kara S
I read my first novel by Tamora Pierce last year, and I'm very eager to try more! Thanks for the opportunity to win! --Kara S... Read More
Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:51
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Spotlight on Everlife (Gena Showalter), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Gena Showalter's   Everlife !  Read on for more about Gena, her book, an excerpt, and giveaway!         Meet  Gena Showalter ! Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of many fantastical, romantic novels and series for adults and younger...
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Dianna G.
How have I missed this entire series? It sounds amazing. I especially was drawn by the beautiful, mysterious cover.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:03
Mindy
I love this cover, and the synopsis sounds great
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:53
Precious J Hernandez
Love the cover, reminds me of Under the Dome.
Thursday, 01 March 2018 08:19
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Author Chat with Carolyn Cohagan (Time Next), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Carolyn Cohagan ,  author of  Time Next.   Read on for more about Carolyn and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!       Meet  Carolyn Cohagan ! Carolyn Cohagan is an award-winning author, women's activist, and founder of Girls With Pens, a creative...
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Kara S
While the cover didn't impress me much, the synopsis -- especially the particular gender-related themes suggested therein -- reall... Read More
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 13:41
Courtney Gendreau
The cover is simple, which I usually am not a fan of, however, this one is quite pretty. IT sounds like an amazing read too which... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:14
Penny Olson
The cover is stark and simple. The synopsis has me totally intrigued.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 23:51
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Spotlight on Assassin of Truths by Brenda Drake, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers #3)  by Brenda Drake!  Read on for more about Julia and her book, plus theimportance of autistic characters in YA, and a giveaway!    Meet Brenda Drake!   Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat...
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Kara S
I don't like the cover much -- I don't like to see people on covers, and I dislike the colors and style. The storyline sounds goo... Read More
Friday, 16 February 2018 21:09
Lily M.
Pretty cover, got my attention right away ??
Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:18
Penny Olson
I like the magical cover. I would love to read this whole series. I like the concept of library jumpers.
Sunday, 11 March 2018 23:37
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Sneak Peek, Exclusive Offer, + Excerpt of CJ Redwine's The Traitor Prince!

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Today we're excited to share a sneak peek of The Traitor Prince by CJ Redwine!  Read on for more about CJ and her book, plus an excerpt, and an exclusive offer!       Hi everyone! YABC is so excited for CJ Redwine's third book in her Ravenspire series, The Traitor Prince...
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Yay for gorgeous promo post Oh, how I loved this book. It was SO GOOD. CJ is the best.... Read More
Friday, 16 February 2018 09:42
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Spotlight on Road To Eugenica (A.M. Rose), Plus Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting A.M. Rose's   Road To Eugenica !  Read on for more about A.M., her book, an excerpt, plus an guest post and giveaway!       Meet  A.M. Rose ! A.M. Rose is the author of Road to Eugenica, and writer of young adult novels of all genres...
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Precious J Hernandez
At first glance I thought it was mainly a romance, but considering how much I love sci-fi, fantasy, and such. I love that it has s... Read More
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:33
Courtney Gendreau
I love the colors of this cover! At first, I wasn't sure if this would be my type of read, but after reading the synopsis I am rea... Read More
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:34
Kelly G
I love the cover and the story is so unique and fun.
Friday, 02 March 2018 17:11
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Spotlight on Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Broken Beautiful Hearts  by Kami Garcia!  Read on for more about Kami and her book, plus an excerpt and a giveaway!    Meet Kami Garcia!   Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times , USA Today & international bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures and...
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Kristy Petree
The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis, well... I'm actually reading this on Kindle right now and it's amazing. Would love to win... Read More
Thursday, 08 February 2018 14:47
Precious J Hernandez
I love that it’s a romance with a little mystery in it. Adore the cover too.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 07:48
Marisa Fort
The cover is simple, but colorful and eye-catching. The synopsis leaves me wanting more for sure, can't wait to read this book!... Read More
Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:45
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