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Blog Tour: The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez, Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Celia C. Pérez's book  The First Rule of Punk .   Read on for more about Ceclia, her book, and an excerpt!     Meet Celia C. Pérez !   Celia C. Pérez  has been making zines inspired by punk and...
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Spotlight: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The One That Got Away  by Melissa Pimentel, plus an excerpt and giveaway!    Meet Melissa Pimentel!   MELISSA PIMENTEL grew up in a small town in Massachusetts in a house without cable and therefore much of her childhood was spent watching 1970s British comedy on public...
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Carissa
It sounds really good and I love the cover
Thursday, 24 August 2017 13:16
John
The cover is charming, and I love smart, funny retellings!
Thursday, 24 August 2017 19:13
Nancy Luebke
I'm sorry, I don't like the cover.
Saturday, 02 September 2017 17:28
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Spotlight on Water in May (Ismée Williams) Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Water in May by Ismée Williams, plus an excerpt and giveaway!  Meet Ismée Williams!   Ismée Williams is the author of WATER IN MAY (September 12, 2017; Abrams/Amulet Books), a pediatric cardiologist who trained and practiced for 15 years at Columbia University Medical Center in New York...
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John
I prefer covers that give me some idea what a book is about! Carrying a baby--sounds scary in any circumstance!
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 19:27
Aireanna Lesch
I really like the cover! It has a nice feel to it. The synopsis is also very interesting too ... Read More
Sunday, 03 September 2017 00:34
Mindy
I really like the cover. It's simple yet enough to make a reader curious. The synopsis is almost heartbreaking. It's something tha... Read More
Sunday, 10 September 2017 13:34
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Blog Tour: Bad Girl Gone by Temple Matthews, Plus Excerpt!

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  Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Temple Matthew's book  Bad Girl Gone .   Read on for more about Temple, his book, and an excerpt!   Meet Temple Matthews !   TEMPLE MATHEWS is an author and screenwriter with several films to his credit, including...
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Spotlight: In 27 Days by Alison Gervais, Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Alison Gervais's novel  In 27 Days.  Read on for more about Alison and her book, plus an excerpt!   Meet Alison Gervais !     Alison Gervais joined the website for aspiring writers, Wattpad, her  sophomore year of high school, and In 27 Days followed a...
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Aireanna Lesch
OMGG!! I remember reading this on Wattpad years ago!! This book was amazing, and I'm looking forward to reading it on actual book ... Read More
Friday, 28 July 2017 19:53
Lily M.
I like the water color effects going on ... Read More
Saturday, 05 August 2017 04:37
Maya Le-Pedroza
I like the cover, and the story sounds intriguing
Thursday, 17 August 2017 14:53
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Spotlight on Trust Fund, Plus Trailer, Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share the trailer for Trust Fund , plus an excerpt from the follow up novel, Love Was Near by Sandra Martin!        Written and directed by Sandra L. Martin and produced by Isaac Alongi, TRUST FUND tells the story of Reese Donahue (Jessica Rothe) a...
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John
The DVD cover looks intriguing, and the story does sound emotional!
Thursday, 27 July 2017 20:51
Aireanna Lesch
This story sounds amazing!! And I like how there's a movie and then a book for inside info. This sounds great!!... Read More
Friday, 28 July 2017 19:51
Dianna G.
I haven't heard of this movie or book. The covers are fun! Love the synopsis and that there's a follow-up story.
Sunday, 30 July 2017 22:13
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Spotlight on Mirror Me (Tara St. Pierre), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Tara St. Pierre's novel  Mirror Me.  Read on for more about Tara and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!         Meet  Tara St. Pierre ! Tara St. Pierre has been writing for over two decades, but her muse only sporadically provides inspiration....
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Tasha
I think the cover is really pretty and the book sounds really interesting! ... Read More
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 15:31
Aireanna Lesch
I really like the cover! It definitely goes with the title and synopsis! This is such a cool idea for a story!! ... Read More
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:21
Dianna G.
The cover has a chilling factor! I like the summary and the excerpt.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 21:27
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Spotlight on First We Were IV (Alexandra Sirowy), Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Alexandra Sirowy's novel  First We Were IV.   Read on for more about Alexandra and her book, plus an excerpt, and giveaway!         Meet Alexandra Sirowy ! Alexandra Sirowy is the author of the young adult thrillers THE CREEPING, the Bram Stoker Award® Nominated THE...
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Fay Tannerr
Love the cover and the synopsis!
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:08
John
The cover looks very smoky. Regarding the synopsis, I hate the idea of initiates being herded. How cruel!
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 20:00
Dianna G.
The synopsis makes me feel prickly....secret societies are kind of creepy! Love the cover. The roman numerals gives the title a s... Read More
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 21:16
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Spotlight on The Inevitable Collision Of Birdie & Bash (Candace Ganger), Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Candace Ganger's novel  The Inevitable Collision Of Birdie & Bash.  Read on for more about Candace and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  Candace Ganger ! CANDACE GANGER is a young adult author, contributing writer for Hello Giggles, and obsessive marathoner....
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Blog Tour: Fangdemonium by Lucienne Diver, Plus Author Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Lucienne Diver's book Fangdemonium .   Read on for an author interview, more about Lucienne, her book, an excerpt, and a giveaway!     Meet Lucienne Diver !   Lucienne Diver is the author of Vamped young adult series (think...
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