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Spotlight on Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers), Plus Excerpt & Review!

Spotlight on Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers), Plus Excerpt & Review!










  Today we're excited to spotlight Naked Mole Rat Saves The World (Karen Rivers).  Read on for more about Karen, an excerpt, plus an review!          Meet Karen Rivers !   Karen Rivers's books have been nominated for a wide range of literary awards and have been published in...
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Author Chat with E.J. Miranda (Julian Fox, The Dream Guardian), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with E.J. Miranda author of Julian Fox, The Dream Guardian.  Read on for more about E.J. and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet E.J. Miranda! J. Miranda is an avid reader, an enthusiastic traveler, and a passionate author. Her...
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Spotlight on Glow Of The Fireflies (Lindsey Duga), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Glow Of The Fireflies by Lindsey Duga.  Read on for more about Lindsey and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Lindsey Duga!   Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction,...
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Renee Moore
Stunning cover! Look forward to this one.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 16:49
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Cover Reveal: THE KINDER POISON by Natalie Mae, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway! (US/CAN)

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Hi YABCers! We're super excited to reveal the gorgeous cover for Natalie Mae's THE KINDER POISON. Read on for a note from the author, the cover, an excerpt, and a giveaway!   NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR Hi YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal and chapter excerpt for THE KINDER POISON!...
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Renee Moore
Looking forward to this one!
Saturday, 02 November 2019 16:42
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Author Chat with K Eason (How Rory Thorne Destroyed The Multiverse), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with K Eason author of How Rory Thorne Destroyed The Multiverse.  Read on for more about K Eason and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet K Eason! Eason is a lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, where she...
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John
This book will really help anyone having to deal with unscrupulous ministers and foolish princes!
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 13:07
Debra Branigan
The cover is perfect as the title is out there for all to be intrigued. The synopsis sounds great and I can't wait to read this on... Read More
Sunday, 13 October 2019 20:01
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis sounds intriguing and unique.
Sunday, 03 November 2019 17:58
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Author Chat with Garth Nix (Angel Mage), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Garth Nix author of Angel Mage.  Read on for more about Garth and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Garth Nix! Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he has worked...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is attractive. I have been a long time fan of Mr. Nix's works and I cannot wait to read this novel which sounds as adven... Read More
Friday, 11 October 2019 19:08
Kitty Marie McAfee
This cover is gorgeous and I am just excited about another Garth Nix book, Sabriel is amazing and I am really looking forward to r... Read More
Monday, 21 October 2019 13:11
jacqueline garcia
The cover draws me in. I'm so excited for this book
Sunday, 27 October 2019 01:01
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Spotlight on The Hadley Academy For The Improbably Gifted (Conor Grennan), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Hadley Academy For The Improbably Gifted by Conor Grennan.  Read on for more about Conor and his book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Conor Grennan!   Conor Grennan is the author of the New York Times bestselling and #1 international bestselling memoir Little...
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Debra Branigan
The cover will attract your YA readers for sure, and the synopsis sounds very exciting. Thanks for sharing.
Friday, 11 October 2019 18:58
Danielle Hammelef
I enjoy this cover which matches the exciting and suspenseful synopsis well.
Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:14
Penny Olson
The cover is stunning and the story sounds tense and original.
Saturday, 02 November 2019 00:30
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Author Chat with Nina Varela (Crier's War), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Nina Varela author of Crier's War.  Read on for more about Nina and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Nina Varela! Nina Varela is a nationally awarded writer of screenplays and short fiction. She was born in New Orleans...
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Debra Branigan
Thank you for the extended excerpt. The cover is very interesting and beautiful. The storyline is exceptional and I look forward ... Read More
Thursday, 10 October 2019 16:52
Emily
This cover is so pretty!
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 19:43
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis draws me in for more. Sounds like an awesome read.
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:50
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Spotlight on Six Goodbyes We Never Said (Candace Ganger), Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Six Goodbyes We Never Said  by Candace Ganger.  Read on for more about Candace and her book, plus an excerpt!         Meet Candace Ganger!    Candace Ganger is the author of Six Goodbyes We Never Said and The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash as well as...
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Spotlight on When Butterfly Yellow (Thanhha Lai), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai.  Read on for more about Thanhha and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!          Meet Thanhha Lai!   Thanhhà Lại is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside Out & Back Again, her debut novel in verse, which...
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