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Spotlight on The Babysitter's Coven (Kate Williams), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight The Babysitter's Coven (Kate Williams).  Read on for more about Kate, an guest post, plus an giveaway!          Meet Kate Williams !   I'm a YA write or die, originally from Kansas but now living in California. I've written for Cosmopolitan, NYLON...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2019! (YA Edition - Round Four)~ (US Only)

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Check out more frightfully entertaining stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the other posts this week and enter those giveaways for more chances at spooktacularly creepy reads!               SO. MANY. BOOKS. Are you ready to enter to win???...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2019! (YA Edition - Round One)~ (US Only)

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It's the middle of October. Leaves are turning rust and gold. A chill is creeping through the air. And Halloween is fast approaching.  It's the perfect time to curl up inside with a mug of your favorite hot beverage and a deliciously scary book! Don't have any Spooktacular Stories on your...
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Giveaway & Review: This Is Not That Kind Of Book (Christopher Healy)!

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This Is Not That Kind Of Book (US Only) Written by: Christopher Healy Illustrated by: Ben Mantle Release Date: October 15th, 2019 Publisher: Random House BYR       About the Book At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2019! (YA Edition - Round Two)~ (US Only)

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Yesterday, we launched the first day of our EPIC Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2019!! Posts featuring some of the most chilling, suspensful books on the shelves!    Check out more frightfully entertaining stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the other posts this week and...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2019! (Children's Edition) (Round Three) ~ (US Only)

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Check out more frightfully entertaining children's stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the other posts this week and enter those giveaways for more chances at spooktacularly creepy reads!           SO. MANY. BOOKS. Are you ready to enter to win???  ...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2019! (YA Edition - Round Three)~ (US Only)

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Check out more frightfully entertaining stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the other posts this week and enter those giveaways for more chances at spooktacularly creepy reads!           SO. MANY. BOOKS. Are you ready to enter to win???    ...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2019! (Children's Edition) (Round Two) ~ (US Only)

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Check out more frightfully entertaining children's stories below, enter the giveaway, and don't forgot to check out all of the other posts this week and enter those giveaways for more chances at spooktacularly creepy reads!           SO. MANY. BOOKS. Are you ready to enter to win???  ...
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Spooktacular Stories Giveaway of 2019! (Children's Edition) (Round One) ~ (US Only)

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It's October. Leaves are turning rust and gold. A chill is creeping through the air. And Halloween is fast approaching.  It's the perfect time to curl up inside with a mug of your favorite hot beverage and a deliciously scary book! Don't have any Spooktacular Stories on your shelf? We have...
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Author Chat with Farah Naz Rishi (I Hope You Get This Message), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Farah Naz Rishi author of I Hope You Get This Message.  Read on for more about Farah and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Farah Naz Rishi! Farah Naz Rishi is a Pakistani-American Muslim writer and voice actor, but in...
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I've Loved You Since Forever
 
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"This gorgeous board book celebrates the parent-child bond in an absolutely stunning way. I'VE LOVED YOU SINCE FOREVER suggests that..."
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"Babies and toddlers will love the colorful celebration of Christmas in this delightful board book. MY BABY LOVES CHRISTMAS is..."
Riverland
 
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Animazes
 
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Baby Loves the Five Senses: Hearing!
 
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