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Guest Post: Invaluable's Shakespearean Insults For Every Situation

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Fans of Shakespeare know well that April 23rd is an important holiday to celebrate his literary achievements, as this is the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death. William Shakespeare leaves behind a rich legacy including writing 37 plays over the course of two decades. Whether you love Shakespeare or suffered to...
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Spotlight on Antipodes by Michele Beacon, Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Antipodes  by Michele Beacon!  Read on for more about Michele and her book, plus a packing list for your trip through Antipodes & a giveaway!    Meet Michele Beacon!   Michele Bacon  writes novel-length fiction for young adults and older adults. When she’s not writing, she’s...
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John
Good cover, and it sounds very New Zealand!
Thursday, 05 April 2018 21:17
Kara S
The cover is beautiful but is not evocative of the synopsis in particular. That's no problem because I can relate to the protagon... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 02:03
Marisa Fort
The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds amazing! I love NZ!
Monday, 09 April 2018 18:57
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Brightly Burning (Alexa Donne), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from Alexa Donne's Brightly Burning  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Alexa 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  Grand Prize...
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Dianna G.
Another Jane Austen fan here! Also love haunted houses - so a haunted ship is just as good! Lovely cover, that purple really sta... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 09:56
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If you include Harry in your books then I already love you! As you said, CLASSIC!
Friday, 23 March 2018 02:59
Kara S
I love the way this story is in conversation with other works of literature as well as being an original novel in its own right, o... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 09:06
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Chemistry Lessons (Meredith Goldstein), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an guest post from Meredith Goldstein's Chemistry Lessons  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Meredith 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  Grand...
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Dianna G.
The cover is adorable! Love the info about the tootsie rolls. I was drawn by the summary because my daughter has talked about goin... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 10:06
Edit~A
Chemistry, chocolate, YA romance AND AN AWESOME COVER.... what else do you need to attract the reader?!! ... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:04
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so cute and perfect. I love the synopsis and this will be fun to read.
Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:46
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Starry Eyes (Jenn Bennett), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an guest post from Jenn Bennett's Starry Eyes  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Jenn 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  Grand...
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Tiffany Engler
I think the cover is cute and cozy and I feel like it's going to be similar to Romeo and Juliet.
Monday, 19 March 2018 12:12
Brooke Goldetsky
I adore this cover! It's so warm and romantic! This book makes me want to go camping! Jenn is a contemporary Goddess so i'm SO so ... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 22:20
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WHO CAN HATE CAMPING!!?? Love the cover! Love the synopsis!!... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:09
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Guest Post: Banned Books

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Whenever a book is banned, suddenly everyone wants to get their hands on it. Maybe it’s the controversial appeal, but there is always something exciting about reading banned literature, likely because it is so hard to get a banned. In fact, according to the American Library Association, only about 10% of...
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Spotlight on Heart Of Iron (Ashley Poston), Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Heart Of Iron  by Ashley Poston, plus a guest post, and giveaway!            Meet Ashley Poston ! Ashley Poston loves dread pirates, moving castles, and starry night skies. When not lost in a book, she’s lost in real life, searching for her next...
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Mindy
I love the cover!!! And the synopsis sounds great!!! I love Ashley Poston!
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 16:34
John
The cover looks quite fantastical! I would enjoy reading about these space pirates and their adventures!
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:33
Precious J Hernandez
BAES IN SPACE! This is a book I have been excited about for awhile now, Anastasia is my favorite movie and mixing it with Sci-Fi s... Read More
Thursday, 01 March 2018 08:31
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Spotlight on Letting Go: A Girl's Guide to Breaking Free of Stress and Anxiety by Christine Fonseca, Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Letting Go: A Girl's Guide to Breaking Free of Stress and Anxiety  by Christine Fonseca!  Read on for more about Christine and her book, plus a guest post, and a giveaway!    Meet Christine Fonseca!     Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children and adults...
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Aireanna Lesch
This sounds like a great guide! Love the cover and maybe this will help me through my senior year of high school....
Saturday, 17 March 2018 19:46
Danielle Hammelef
I think the cover says "calm" with the yoga pose. I think this is an important book and one that I need as well as my daughter who... Read More
Sunday, 18 March 2018 16:24
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Blog Tour: Strong Inside by Andrew Maraniss, Plus Guest Post!

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Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Andrew Maraniss's book  Strong Inside .   Read on for more about Andrew, his book, and Andrew's top 5 favorite recent reads!   Meet Andrew Maraniss ! Andrew Maraniss studied history at Vanderbilt University and as a recipient of the...
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Spotlight on This Heart Of Mine (CC Hunter), Plus Guest Post, & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting CC Hunter's   This Heart Of Mine !  Read on for more about CC, her book, an guest post and giveaway!             Meet  CC Hunter ! C.C. HUNTER is a pseudonym for award-winning romance author Christie Craig.  She is lives in Tomball, Texas,...
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wendy rinebold
I am dying to read this and I love the cover. I have had this on my TBR list forever.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 19:52
Dianna G.
WOW. I have chills after reading the author's comments! This cover is attractive, but the book summary really got my attention.... Read More
Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:01
Melanie Bracco
I love the cover and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Monday, 26 February 2018 17:44
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