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Spotlight on The Storm, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on The Storm, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!




Today we're spotlighting  Viginia Bergin's novel, The Storm !  Read on for more about Virginia and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!   Meet Virginia Bergin ! VIRGINIA BERGIN  works as a writer for TV, eLearning, and corporate projects. Most recently, she has been working in online education, creating interactive courses for...
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Spotlight on Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!




Today we're spotlighting   Zoraida Córdova's  novel , Labyrinth Lost!   Read on for more about Zoraida and her novel, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!     Meet Zoraida Córdova! Zoraida Córdova was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. She is the author of the Vicious Deep trilogy, the On the Verge...
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Eddie Black
I was fortunate enough to meet ZC at BTAFest last weekend. She is as beautiful as she is witty. I am so excited about the premi... Read More
Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:02
Danielle Lynn
That cover is amazing! I'm very excited about Labyrinth Lost. I've already heard so much positive feedback.
Friday, 30 September 2016 18:04
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Spotlight: Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles, Plus Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway!

Spotlight: Beneath Wandering Stars by Ashlee Cowles, Plus Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway!



Today we're spotlighting Ashlee Cowles' novel,  Beneath Wandering Stars!  Read on for more about Ashlee and her novel, plus an interview, excerpt, and giveaway!     Meet Ashlee Cowles! Ashlee Cowles grew up an Army "brat" and subsequently worked with a nonprofit that supports teens in military families. She holds graduate...
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Kristen Joiner
First off I love the cover, it's pretty. Also this book sounds interesting. I can't imagine how hard it would be to lose a brother... Read More
Thursday, 25 August 2016 06:50
Milena Mutter
This book sounds very interesting and unique.
Saturday, 27 August 2016 17:31
Dianna G.
All I can think is that I hope her brother comes out of the coma! The cover is not as striking as I'd expect....I'd like to see s... Read More
Sunday, 28 August 2016 20:54
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Sneak Peek: The Rift: Uprising (Amy Foster), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway

Sneak Peek: The Rift: Uprising (Amy Foster), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway



  Today we're offering a sneak peek of Amy Foster's novel,  The Rift: Uprising!  Read on for more about Foster, her novel, chapter reveal, plus a giveaway!       Meet Amy Foster ! Amy S. Foster is a celebrated songwriter, best known as Michael Bublé’s writing partner, and has collaborated...
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Linda Romer
Wow! I think The Rift Uprising will make an excellent read ♡ Thank you
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 08:25
Dianna G.
Fascinating! I love stories about powerful teens who save the world.
Saturday, 20 August 2016 23:01
Katrin Jarvis
This sounds really good! I can't wait to read the first in the series. :-)
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:39
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Spotlight on Just A Few Inches by Tara St. Pierre, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on Just A Few Inches by Tara St. Pierre, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Tara St. Pierre's novel, Just A Few Inches!  Read on for more about Tara St. Pierre, her novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway! Meet Tara St. Pierre !     Tara St. Pierre has been writing for over two decades, but her muse only sporadically provides inspiration. Her...
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Linda Romer
Just a few inches sounds interesting, I would like to read more of this story. Thank you
Thursday, 26 May 2016 14:21
Bethany
I got a chance to read this book in ebook for an honest review. Here it is: https://bethleesbookblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/review-... Read More
Saturday, 04 June 2016 21:59
Danielle Hammelef
This book will be interesting to read--I love that the author tackles the body image issues in a unique way. The colors of the cov... Read More
Sunday, 05 June 2016 08:46
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Spotlight on The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight on The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen, Plus Giveaway!




Today we're spotlighting Leah Konen's novel,  The Last Time We Were Us . Read on for a note from the author,  more about Leah, her novel, an excerpt, plus a giveaway!   I got the idea for THE LAST TIME WE WERE US in one of those all­at­once writer flashes (that...
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Linda Romer
The last time we were us sounds like a great story ♡ And I love the cover! Thank you
Saturday, 14 May 2016 22:19
Dianna G.
I like that the characters were teens who seemed to be a bit more mature.
Saturday, 21 May 2016 22:02
Shannon Mizikoski
This sounds like a great book, I love the idea of the characters reconnecting, and the whole friends-turned-lovers thing! Thanks s... Read More
Monday, 23 May 2016 23:13
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Spotlight: The Queen's Poisoner, Plus Giveaway!

Spotlight: The Queen's Poisoner, Plus Giveaway!



Today we're putting a spotlight on Jeff Wheeler's novel,  The The Queen's Poisoner . Read on for more about Jeff, his novel, an excerpt,  plus a giveaway!     Meet The Queen's Poisoner ! King Severn Argentine’s fearsome reputation precedes him: usurper of the throne, killer of rightful heirs, ruthless punisher...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
I was actually part of the blitz tour for this book. It sounds so interesting and I love the cover.
Thursday, 07 April 2016 22:05
Agustina Gonzalez
i'll to read this book! ;d
Sunday, 01 May 2016 02:11
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover! Thanks for the exciting excerpt--it tells me that this book is full of adventure and suspense. I have to read it... Read More
Sunday, 01 May 2016 18:57
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Spotlight & Giveaway: My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul (US & Canada Only)

Spotlight & Giveaway: My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul (US & Canada Only)

My Kind of Crazy Author: Robin Reul Release Date:  April 5, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   About the Book A promposal that (literally) goes up in flames sparks a friendship that might be just crazy enough to work Despite the best of intentions, seventeen-year old, wisecracking Hank Kirby can’t quite seem...
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Kathleen Pasqualini
Favorite 80's movie is probably Some Kind of Wonderful
Monday, 04 April 2016 16:54
BookFanatic
The synopsis sounds really interesting I can't wait to learn more about the story when I read it.
Monday, 11 April 2016 21:47
Sharon Kaminski
Favorite 80s teen movie is "the Lost Boys."
Thursday, 14 April 2016 12:25
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Spotlight: The Art of Not Breathing, Plus Giveaway

Spotlight: The Art of Not Breathing, Plus Giveaway



Today we're putting a spotlight on Sarah Alexander's soon-to-be released novel,  The Art of Not Breathing . Read on for more about Sarah, her novel, an excerpt from the book, plus a giveaway!     Meet Sarah Alexander! Sarah Alexander  completed an MA in creative writing at Birkbeck College with distinction....
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Kara S
I like the combination of the family dealing with grief and a mystery story! Cheers, Kara S
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:17
Linda Romer
The art of not breathing sounds like a good read ♡ Thank you
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:25
alyssa
This seems about moving on about the past, about letting go of he things that holds one back and being free. The cover looks great... Read More
Saturday, 02 April 2016 16:14
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Exclusive Sneak Peek at The Hunter's Moon by Beth Trissel + Giveaway (US Only)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at The Hunter's Moon by Beth Trissel + Giveaway (US Only)
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THE HUNTER'S MOON by Beth Trissel Today we're super excited to bring you an exclusive excerpt from THE HUNTER'S MOON, the first book in the SECRET WARRIOR series, on sale now.  Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Beth:   Although The Hunter's Moon (Book 1, Secret Warrior...
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Amy Hart
This book sounds exciting! Loved the excerpt.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 09:51
Beth Trissel
Thanks so much, Amy.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 13:00
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Sunday, 03 January 2016 16:09
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