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Rootless Blog Tour: Review and International Giveaway!

Rootless Blog Tour: Review and International Giveaway!
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For Day 4 of the ROOTLESS Blog Tour, I give you my review of ROOTLESS: I didn't know what to expect when I first cracked open ROOTLESS. I knew a few things about the book - that it was about a young nomad, Banyan, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world where...
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Natalie Aguirre
Sounds like a great book. So excited to be a part of Chris' blog tour.
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:51
Lauren Giova Dixon
Sounds like my kind of crazy too!
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:42
Lauren Giova Dixon
Chris, are you a big fan of post-apocalyptic books? If so, which one is your favorite?
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:44
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Rootless Blog Tour Kick Off! (Plus International Giveaway)

Rootless Blog Tour Kick Off! (Plus International Giveaway)
Rootless by Chris Howard
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Today we're kicking off the ROOTLESS Blog Tour! 14 days of exclusive interviews, vlogs, and music downloads, plus each day gives you a chance to win ROOTLESS swag! (Details about the giveaway below.) I had the privilege of reading ROOTLESS several weeks ago, and the book has stuck with me ever...
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Christina Franke, Staff
Heck yes, Cowboy Bebop as an inspiration! This takes my excitement and ramps it up! I looked through the inspiration board on Pint... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2012 11:25
Christina Franke, Staff
Oh and for a question....what's your favorite Bebop episode?
Monday, 29 October 2012 11:25
YABC
I don't really have a question for Christ at the moment, but I want to say that ROOTLESS is fantastic. I'm so, so excited about it... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2012 17:47
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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Charmed Vengeance + Giveaway (International)

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Charmed Vengeance + Giveaway (International)
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Today is my birthday! And what better way to celebrate than to share the delicious steampunk cover of Suzanne Lazear's CHARMED VENGEANCE with you? Before we get to the steampunk goodness, here's a message from Suzanne: Hi everyone! I’m super excited to share with you the cover for CHARMED VENGEANCE, the...
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Gillian Berry
That cover is AWESOME. Totally steampunk adventurous. Definitely makes me want to read it!
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:11
YABC
Love the cover! It's awesome!
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:29
YABC
It's awesome, Suzi!! What a great, great cover!! Charlene Sands
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:48
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Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!

Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!
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We asked Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator , "Have you ever experienced paranormal activity?" Here's what she had to say: Writing about Violet, the teenage ghost hunter in  Spookygirl : Paranormal Investigator , nets me lots of questions about ghosts -- especially whether I've ever seen one. Sadly, I haven't...
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alicia marie
I haven't ever experienced any paranormal activity and that's probably a good thing. I think I would probably freak out if I ever ... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:31
Tammy Sparks
Yes I have! When I was working in a theater during college, I heard someone wearing a long, swishy skirt walk past me, but there w... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 13:41
Holly Letson
Yes, I have. When I was a child, we lived in a haunted house. My brother and I would talk to the ghosts. Other people were so scar... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 15:54
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Exclusive Cover Reveal + US Giveaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Exclusive Cover Reveal + US Giveaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
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We're so pleased to share the cover for  April Genevieve Tucholke's Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea . It has to be one of my favorite covers of the year!  But before we show you the pretty, here's a message from April: Hey there, YABC. Here be the cover...
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Gillian Berry
That cover is flipping gorgeous. I LOVE the font. Creepy and romantic and unsettling all at the same time.
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:11
YABC
I've loved April's synopsis since I first read it a while back, and this haunting, beautiful cover just seals the deal. I must hav... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:24
YABC
The cover is freaking amazing. I'm in awe.
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:36
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Exclusive Cover Reveal: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

Exclusive Cover Reveal: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
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We are very excited to bring you another cover reveal this week! This time we're revealing WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds and The Rivals . Here's a message from Daisy: Hi YABC! And welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for WHEN YOU WERE HERE! I'm...
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YABC
I love this book!!! And I think the cover is gorgeous and really represents the beauty of the book. You are all going to LOVE it!!... Read More
Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:12
alicia marie
I LOVE the cover! And, this sounds like it's going to be an awesome book!!
Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:32
Ileana Alvarado
I have always, ALWAYS love Daisy Whitney's book cover!! This ones are really, really beautiful!
Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:05
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Giveaway: Red by Alison Cherry (US & Canada)

Giveaway: Red by Alison Cherry (US & Canada)
The cover reveal of RED by Alison Cherry is live! Click here to see the AWESOME and enter a giveaway for a signed ARC!   
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September Giveaway Winners Announced

September Giveaway Winners Announced












Congrats to our September Book Giveaway Winners!   Silver: Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion Jessica Lewis Mary Graef         The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo Kyla Rich Elena Lentz         Reaper by KD McEntire Kirstin Hudson Christina Michel Katie Stutz        ...
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Vivien
Congrats to all and thank you
Friday, 05 October 2012 18:17
Cassidy Washburn
Congrats!
Thursday, 11 October 2012 20:20
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Giveaway: Frozen (International)

Giveaway: Frozen (International)
  Frozen by Mary Casanova Sixteen-year-old Sadie Rose hasn’t said a word in eleven years—ever since the day she was found lying in a snowbank during a howling storm. Like her voice, her memories of her mother and what happened that night were frozen.    Set during the roaring 1920s in...
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Vivien
A prostitute was found frozen one morning in the snow; as a joke, someone stood her body up in the corner at the start of a counci... Read More
Monday, 01 October 2012 11:45
Jonathan
A prostitute was found dead and displayed in a council meeting!
Monday, 01 October 2012 21:06
Casog
A prostitute was found frozen in the snow and someone as a joke, stood her body up in a council meeting.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 02:50
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Giveaway: Great Expectations and Emma (US Only)

Giveaway: Great Expectations and Emma (US Only)
  Great Expectations and Emma   Great Expectations: When Philip Pirrip--nicknamed Pip--is forced by an escaped convict to steal food and supplies from his meager home, he doesn't know that this event will transform his life. One of Dickens's most popular novels, Great Expectations follows the orphaned Pip as he grows...
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YABC
Pip and Mr. Knightley
Monday, 01 October 2012 19:51
YABC
The main character's name is Pip. Emma falls in love with Mr. Knightley.
Monday, 01 October 2012 20:00
Jonathan
Pip and Mr. Knightly.
Monday, 01 October 2012 21:01
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