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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Almost Paradise (Corabel Shofner), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Corabel Shofner's excerpt as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Corabel and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the  Grand Prize !      You...
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John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis filled in some important details!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:08
Penny Olson
The cover reminds me of a old fashioned kids book. The story sounds really good.
Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:45
Danielle Lynn
I love the old-fashioned cover illustration. I think it adds charm. The synopsis sounds like a very cute, heartwarming, coming-o... Read More
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 10:47
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Special Ones (Em Bailey), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from  Em Bailey's The Special Ones  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Em and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the  Grand...
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John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis filled in some important details!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:08
Dianna G.
I've got to read this -- amazing summary and the excerpt just leaves me wanting more. The cover is the creepiest kind of cool.... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:06
Aireanna Lesch
This book sounds gruesome, and the cover looks super creepy! I LOVE IT! ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:12
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Crowns of Croswald (D.E. Night), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a excerpt for D.E. Night's The Crowns of Croswald as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about D.E. Night and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win...
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Fay Tannerr
The cover is beautiful and this book sounds amazing!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 13:01
John
Hmm, the cover indicates this involves crowns, and the synopsis indicates this involves magic!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:02
Dianna G.
Love the summary; it sounds like a fascinating world! I wish Castle Plum was on the cover.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:32
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Little Monsters (Kara Thomas), Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  an excerpt from Little Monsters as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt! Read on for more about Kara and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the  Grand Prize !  ...
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Danielle
I read a sampler from the library and loved this!!! It had a lot of mystery and tension!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 18:31
John
The cover is innovative, and the synopsis tells a crackin' good yarn!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 18:50
Dianna G.
Really liked the cover! The summary is interesting, but I didn't like the F bomb in the excerpt.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:25
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Spotlight on Paper Hearts by Ali Novak, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Ali Novak's novel  Paper Hearts.  Read on for more about Ali and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Ali Novak !   Ali Novak writes contemporary young adult romance and is a recent graduate of the University of Madison Wisconsin's creative writing program....
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Dianna G.
The cover is just adorable! Reminds me of a teen movie. The summary makes me want to read it right now.
Thursday, 06 July 2017 22:52
Penny Olson
The cover looks fun and the synopsis sounds suspenseful.
Saturday, 29 July 2017 20:24
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so cute that it almost hides the intensity promised in the exciting synopsis.
Friday, 04 August 2017 18:58
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Author Chat with Tonya Kuper, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Tonya Kuper, author of  Enigma.   Read on for more about Tonya and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!   1.) Who is your favorite character in the book?   My favorite character is Josie. She's nerdy, smart, feminine, and physically strong, but she isn't...
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Dianna G.
I don't think the cover is very exciting -- not something I'd pick, but I did like the summary.
Thursday, 06 July 2017 22:51
John
I believe the cover indicates there is a young lady in this. The synopsis tells me more.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:07
Aireanna Lesch
I really like this book synopsis! I hope I like the first book! ... Read More
Friday, 28 July 2017 19:37
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Spotlight on The Wood (Chelsea Bobulski), Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Chelsea Bobulski's novel  The Wood. Read on for more about Chelsea and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet Chelsea Bobulski !  Chelsea Bobulski was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised on Disney movies, classic musicals, and Buckeye pride. She graduated from...
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John
Ugh, a bloody leaf! What a light, happy read!
Saturday, 01 July 2017 19:16
Dianna G.
The cover is gruesome - it makes me think of the news stories where the authorities find a body in the woods. The summary is inte... Read More
Saturday, 01 July 2017 21:22
Danielle Lynn
I've heard so much buzz about this book! The concept is intriguing: Time traveling portals, vicious creatures.. And hey! Let's th... Read More
Sunday, 02 July 2017 10:50
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Spotlight on Now I Rise by Kiersten White, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Kiersten White's novel Now I Rise. Read on for more about Kiersten and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Kiersten White ! KIERSTEN WHITE is the   New York Times bestselling author of   And I Darken, Now I Rise, the Paranormalcy trilogy,...
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John
The cover is crazy-good and fun! The more I learn the more I'm intrigued!
Friday, 30 June 2017 18:49
Danielle
I LOVE retellings, and I've gotten more into historical lately too - so this it the perfect combo!!!
Sunday, 02 July 2017 11:01
Danielle Lynn
Okay, that cover is GORGEOUS and it pairs so well with And I Darken! And I Darken felt like reading a fantasy but it's closer to... Read More
Sunday, 02 July 2017 12:19
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Spotlight on Heartwood Hotel, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting   Heartwood Hotel !  Read on for more about the author, Kallie George, her books, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Kallie George ! Kallie George is the author of the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series. She works as an author and speaker in Vancouver, Canada, and she...
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John
The covers are adorable, and the synopsis gets to the heart of the big issues in these books.
Thursday, 29 June 2017 17:45
Pam Flynn
The covers really gave me a feeling of fun & made me feel like I couldn't wait to read about these little mice adventures.
Saturday, 08 July 2017 21:00
Penny Olson
The covers are charming and sweet and so are the stories.
Monday, 17 July 2017 23:29
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Spotlight on Rosie Girl (Julie Shepard), Plus Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Julie Shepard's book,  Rosie Girl !  Read on for more about Julie and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!         Meet Rosie Girl ! After Rosie’s father dies suddenly, her life goes into a tailspin. Not only has she lost her only living parent,...
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Dianna G.
Love the cover. It made me think of high school right away. The synopsis is interesting and tugs on the emotions, but gives away ... Read More
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 22:16
Aireanna Lesch
I love the synopsis! It sounds like a mystery romance contemporary all mixed into one package. Can't wait to read your debut novel... Read More
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 12:00
Courtney Gendreau
I love the cover, and the synopsis sounds great!
Sunday, 23 July 2017 14:27
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