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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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Spotlight on The League Of American Traitors (Matthew Landis), Plus Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Matthew Landis's book,  The League Of American Traitors !  Read on for more about Matthew and his book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  The League Of American Traitors ! Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .  When seventeen...
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John
Love the cover, and the synopsis is very informative!
Monday, 26 June 2017 14:48
Dianna G.
The cover is ominous and dark. The summary was interesting, but I felt like there was too much dialogue going on in the excerpt.... Read More
Monday, 26 June 2017 21:47
Anne
Sounds like an exciting story! I like the cover!
Sunday, 02 July 2017 01:46
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Spotlight on The Third Book of Ore: Blaze of Embers by Cam Baity & Benny Zelkowicz, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting   Blaze of Embers !  Read on for more about authors Cam & Benny, and their book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!   Meet Cam Baity !   Cam Baity  is an Emmy Award winning animator, and his short films have screened around the world, including at Anima Mundi...
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John
Such a cool design for the cover! And I love spoiled heiresses and naive servant boys!
Thursday, 22 June 2017 15:25
Penny Olson
The cover is bright and striking. The story sounds really exciting with lots of suspense.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 22:50
Danielle Lynn
I haven't even heard of this series before and I'm surprised since it's sounds amazing. I like the cover but it's a bit simple..... Read More
Friday, 21 July 2017 13:12
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: When I Cast Your Shadow (Sarah Porter), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Sarah Porter's excerpt from her new novel,  When I Cast Your Shadow  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Sarah and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance...
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John
The cover looks mysterious! She should have read "The Monkey's Paw"!!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:22
Dianna G.
I had to look twice at the cover...didn't realize no one had their legs in the boots. Cool! The synopsis made me wish I'd put t... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:02
Francisco Nordman
I really liked the cover I found it pretty mysterious. The synopsis is just very good written.
Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:21
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Reunited (Colleen Houck), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Colleen Houck's excerpt from her book,  Reunited  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Colleen and her book! 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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Fay Tannerr
I like the cover, it goes well with the others in the series and it sounds like an interesting novel.
Sunday, 18 June 2017 13:21
John
The cover is more violet than purple, I'd say. The Egyptian them intrigues!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:17
Dianna G.
Together, the cover and synopsis make me want to add this to my classroom bookshelf. My students love mythology, and would be draw... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:07
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Once Upon A Road Trip (Angela Blount), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Angela Blount's excerpt from her novel,  Once Upon A Road Trip  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Angela and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to...
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John
Looks like a road trip! Sounds like a road trip! Too bad she doesn't fit in!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:14
Dianna G.
The cover doesn't thrill me, but I like the idea of a road trip. So much can happen!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:10
Penny Olson
The cover really conveys the open road before her and all the unknowns it will bring.
Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:11
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