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"Illustrating Depression: Capturing the Truth About This Illness" by Debi Gliori (Night Shift)

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Today we're excited to share a guest post from Debi Gliori , author of  Night Shift !    Unlike every other book I’ve written and illustrated, I didn’t set out to make a book when I began the drawings for ‘Night Shift’. The other thing I didn’t do was run it...
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Guest Post: "How to Prepare Your Dog for a Long Road Trip" by Sarah Jones

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How to Prepare Your Dog for a Long Road Trip by Sarah Jones   You get to go on a trip! What’s even better, is that your furry friend gets to come along. If your dog has never been in a vehicle, this could be a traumatic experience. Even if they...
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Author Guest Post with Keara Barron (Shadow of the Sacred Islands)

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Today we're excited to share a guest post from Keara Barron , author of  Shadow of the Secret Islands !    My love for creative writing started without me fully realizing it. Sitting at a shabby desk in the back of a first-grade classroom I was introduced to figurative language. For...
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Spotlight on Night Of The Living Cuddle Bunnies (Jonathan Rosen), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Jonathan Rosen's   Night Of The Living Cuddle Bunnies !  Read on for more about Jonathan, his book, plus an guest post and giveaway!           Meet Jonathan Rosen ! I was born in a little log cabin in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota....
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John
The cover looks like a stirring adventure, and I can tell the plot is full of peril.
Monday, 28 August 2017 19:08
Penny Olson
The cover looks really fun. The story sounds like it's full of action and humor.
Sunday, 24 September 2017 23:18
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and the "killer" bunnies are going to be exciting to read about.
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 20:22
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway: Little Monsters (Kara Thomas)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Kara Thomas's    Little Monsters!   Read on for more about Kara, an guest post, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet Kara Thomas !   Kara is the author of the critically acclaimed THE DARKEST...
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KM
So excited for this one!
Thursday, 24 August 2017 02:10
Tiffany Engler
This book sounds so good!
Thursday, 24 August 2017 09:49
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Spotlight on A Thousand Salt Kisses Forever (Josie DeMuth), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Josie DeMuth's    A Thousand Salt Kisses Forever !  Read on for more about Josie, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet Josie Demuth ! Josie loves all things Gothic and magical, but particularly a story which is fun, intriguing and says...
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Lily M.
I'm liking the colors on this cover, can't wait to check this book out ... Read More
Monday, 21 August 2017 02:12
Courtney Gendreau
Not my favorite cover, but it sounds like an amazing book and that is what is important!
Thursday, 24 August 2017 23:15
Candice Gigous
The cover has great colors. The synopsis is interesting. Sounds like a wonderful read.
Saturday, 02 September 2017 02:26
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Spotlight on The Way It Hurts (Patty Blount), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting   The Way It Hurts !  Read on for more about Patty, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet Patty Blount ! PATTY BLOUNT grew up quiet and invisible in Queens, NY, but found her voice writing smart and strong characters willing...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover and this book sounds so good!
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:04
KM
I love Patty Blount's books.
Thursday, 03 August 2017 15:03
Aireanna Lesch
The cover is interesting enough, and I like the synopsis!!
Thursday, 03 August 2017 22:05
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Guest Post from J.C. Geiger (Wildman)!

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Today we're spotlighting  J.C. Geiger's  Wildman !  Read on for more about J.C., his book and an guest post!           Meet J.C. Geiger !   J.C. GEIGER has eaten the beating heart of a snake, been deported from a full-moon party, and spent a short time locked in...
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Spotlight on Tied Up In You (Erin Fletcher) Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting   Tied Up In You !  Read on for more about Erin, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!       ~ Note From Erin ~ Hi everyone! I’m excited to be here on YABC with an excerpt from my latest YA romance, Tied Up In...
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Aireanna Lesch
I like the cover just because I love Converse shoes!! And this sounds like a nice light-hearted book that'll just give me some fee... Read More
Saturday, 15 July 2017 09:41
Emily
I think the cover is cute. And I heard this is a cute series!
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 14:30
ADELIA MASTIKA
I always try new genre and new author but seriously I really love YA romance eps book contains sport (hockey player actually) . ca... Read More
Sunday, 06 August 2017 21:45
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: What I Lost (Alexandra Ballard), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  a guest post for Alexandra Ballard's What I Lost as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Alexandra and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win the ...
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John
The cover made me see the world in a whole new way. The synopsis was crisp and efficient.
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:27
Dianna G.
The cover is an interesting play on words with photography. The chocolate speaks to me! I didn't see a synopsis but the guest pos... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:47
Tiffany Engler
The cover looks delicious! I think this book sounds wonderful and inspiring in every way.
Monday, 10 July 2017 11:35
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