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Spotlight on Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon, Plus How-To, Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Saah Nicole Lemon's book,  Done Dirt Cheap !  Read on for more about Sarah and her book, plus a How To, an excerpt, and giveaway!   Meet Sarah Nicole Lemon !   Sarah Nicole Lemon spent the first fifteen years of her life doing nothing but running wild in...
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Olivia
This is one of my favorite book covers. Ever. It sounds like such a great book, I've heard nothing but great things about it. Than... Read More
Friday, 02 June 2017 11:35
John
The cover looks very clean, and this sounds like a good book!
Friday, 02 June 2017 20:22
Dianna G.
The cover surprised me -- it looks like it would be a poster or a pamphlet. I love the synopsis and already feel invested in the ... Read More
Saturday, 03 June 2017 00:31
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Giveaway: THE CIRCUS (US Only)

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The Circus (US Only) by: Olivia Levez Release Date: June 13, 2017 Publisher: Oneworld Publications About the Book: Willow has staged runaways ever since she was a little girl. But why? She has everything a young person could want: a rich daddy, clothes, money, a pony and a place at a...
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John
The cover looks fresh and fun, and this sounds like a good book!
Friday, 02 June 2017 20:21
Dianna G.
I love the cover, especially the colors. Very bright and eye-catching. The synopsis started out great, but I feel like it gives ... Read More
Saturday, 03 June 2017 00:34
Gabi Eisenberg
The cover seems a bit childish, but the synopsis is the type of book I like to read. So the cover seems not very coherent with the... Read More
Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:02
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway: Breaking (Danielle Rollins)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Danielle Rollins's Breaking!   Read on for more about Danielle, an guest post, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet  Danielle Rollins !   Author of the best-selling MERCILESS series, SURVIVE THE NIGHT, BURNING, and BREAKING....
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Danielle Lynn
Love the cover (especially, the colours) and the concept sounds exciting. A mixture of fantasy, mystery, and paranormal that I'm s... Read More
Monday, 12 June 2017 12:04
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: A Kiss In The Dark (Gina Ciocca), Plus Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for A Kiss In The Dark by Gina Ciocca, releasing March 2018, from Simon Pulse. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Gina:   Hello, YABC! Four days after gracing the Internet with the cover of my January title, I'm...
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Delaney
This book sounds so intriguing! And that cover is
Thursday, 01 June 2017 18:43
Dianna G.
That cover makes me want to lock my daughter in a closet until she's at least 30. Wowza. The synopsis takes me back to my own hi... Read More
Saturday, 03 June 2017 00:23
Marcia Woodell
I am loving this cover!!! Sounds like another Amazing read by Gina 8) I look forward to enjoying this story as much as Last Year's... Read More
Monday, 05 June 2017 10:02
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: A Thousand Salt Kisses Forever (Josie Demuth), Plus Giveaway (International)

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for A Thousand Salt Kisses Forever by Josie Demuth, releasing August 2017, from Wise Ink. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Josie:     Hi, I’m Josie, author of A Thousand Salt Kisses series. I am soooo excited to...
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Dianna G.
The cover is very pretty. I didn't know from first glance that it was a mermaid story. So glad I read the synopsis, which was swe... Read More
Saturday, 03 June 2017 00:25
Hannah
Can't go wrong with a story about mermaids!
Sunday, 11 June 2017 03:45
Isabella Wojnarowicz
It's so summery! And I always love a good mermaid story!
Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:16
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Andrew Shvarts (Royal Bastards), Plus Giveaway!!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing  Andrew Shvarts , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Delaney
This book sounds really awesome! And that cover is super cool. I love the color of the background.
Monday, 29 May 2017 10:15
John
The cover looks a bit harsh, but the plot sounds riveting!
Monday, 29 May 2017 17:18
Jen
I have been excited for this book since last year! It sounds like it's high stakes and fast paced, and I can't wait to devour thi... Read More
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 13:59
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: One Of Us Is Lying (Karen McManus)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Karen McManus's One Of Us Is Lying!   Read on for more about Karen, an interview, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet  Karen McManus !   As a kid I used to write books when...
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Christina
Can't wait to check out this book!
Monday, 29 May 2017 13:44
John
Looks like an interesting book! Thank you for the post!
Monday, 29 May 2017 17:16
Kristy Petree
I love this concept - sounds great! Love that cover as well. Thanks for hosting!
Monday, 29 May 2017 19:12
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Spotlight on It Had To Be You (Lizzy Charles), Plus Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Lizzy Charles's book,  It Had To Be You !  Read on for more about Lizzy and her book, plus an excerpt and giveaway!       Meet  Lizzy Charles ! Lizzy Charles writes young adult contemporary romance and would rather read than eat, but if she’s not reading...
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Hanna Francis
Not a huge fan of the cover, but the story itself sounds amazing! That being said, the cover certainly drew me in because I haven'... Read More
Saturday, 27 May 2017 21:24
Dianna G.
I like that the cover is different from the norm. I don't know that I would like the story, only because it sounds kind of like ... Read More
Saturday, 27 May 2017 22:59
Andria Henry
The cover is what drew me in. Though it's not the best cover it definitely got my attention. The excerpt had me automatically add ... Read More
Sunday, 28 May 2017 02:14
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Top 5 Things To Do When Captured By Enemy Spies by Kathleen Baldwin, Plus Giveaway

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Top 5 Things to Do When Captured By Enemy Spies   From Lady Jane’s diary: It is my great good fortune that Miss Stranje, our headmistress, prepares her young ladies for every contingency. We know what to do even when ruthless members of the Iron Crown, Napoleon’s secret spy ring, capture...
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Tammy VanScoy
Baldwin is one of my favorite authors. This series is very addicting and her covers are so pretty and go with the stories so well... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 13:55
John
The cover(s) is/are very period, and these sound cool!
Monday, 22 May 2017 19:52
Dianna G.
I love the author interview! This story sounds really cool. I'm not sure I'd buy it only by looking at the cover.
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:26
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Joelle Charbonneau (Dividing Eden), Plus Giveaway!!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!     Introducing  Joelle Charbonneau , YABC's Author of the Week!! Joelle...
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Christina
That cover looks amazing!
Monday, 22 May 2017 14:36
Kristy Petree
The cover is perfect and synposis sounds great. I've read four other books by this author and can't wait for this one!
Monday, 22 May 2017 15:47
John
The cover is dramatic and the story sounds great!
Monday, 22 May 2017 19:51
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