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Spotlight on A Taxonomy Of Love (Rachael Allen), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Rachael Allen's   A Taxonomy Of Love !  Read on for more about Rachael, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet  Rachael Allen ! Rachael Allen is the author of 17 First Kisses and The Revenge Playbook. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia,...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover! This book sounds cute!!
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:19
John
The cover looks playful and fun! I hope the Tourette's Syndrome isn't too serious!
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 17:14
Precious J Hernandez
This book sounds adorable and a must read. Spencer seems like a loveable character. Also. LOVE the cover.
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 21:20
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Spotlight on Reign Of The Fallen (Sarah Glenn Marsh), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Sarah Glenn Marsh's   Reign Of The Fallen !  Read on for more about Sarah, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet  Sarah Glenn Marsh ! Sarah Glenn Marsh has been an avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a...
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Tiffany Engler
In love with this cover! This book sounds so amazing!!!
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 15:23
John
I think the cover looks creepy and intriguing! I'd like to learn more about this book!
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 17:11
Kathleen Pasqualini
I absolutely adore this cover and this author! I can't wait for this book!
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 22:01
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Spotlight on Haven (Mary Lindsey), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Mary Lindsey's   Haven !  Read on for more about Mary, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!       Meet  Mary Lindsey ! Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the...
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Melanie Bracco
I love the cover and the synopsis sounds awesome!
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 17:21
John
The cover looks eerie! I hope poor Freddie defeats her enemies!
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 21:13
Precious J Hernandez
I’ve heard great things about this book, definitely want to read.
Saturday, 09 December 2017 13:08
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Spotlight on The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz, Plus Inspiration for The Doughnut Fix, an Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The Doughnut Fix  by Jessie Janowitz, plus author guest post, excerpt, and giveaway!    Meet Jessie Janowitz!     Jessie Janowitz is a graduate of Princeton University’s undergraduate creative writing program and holds a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School. She’s currently in the Writing for...
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Amie Lambert-Gaudet
Love the cover and the synopsis. I love the fact that a tiny sign inspired the author to write this book.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:19
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Spotlight on The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis, Plus 6 Ways to Help Friends Who Struggle With Addiction & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The Temptation of Adam  by Dave Connis, plus author guest post, and giveaway!    Meet Dave Connis!       Dave Connis has held all manner of job, from ballroom dance instructor to construction worker. He is now a community manager at Code Corps, a platform where...
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Amie Lambert-Gaudet
The cover drew my eye immediately and the fact that addiction issues are tackled in this novel is terrific. The more information t... Read More
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 21:11
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Guest Post: Book vs Movies--5 Adaptations Compared to the Original by Katie Porter

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Book vs Movies - 5 Adaptations Compared To The Original   Contributed by Katie Poter   One of the joys of reading a novel is the ability to be our own casting director! We create a picture of the characters and the world for ourselves and we share their failures and...
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Author Guest Post by Linsey Miller (Mask of Shadows)

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Today we're excited to share a guest post from Linsey Miller , author of  Mask of Shadows ! Read on for more about Linsey, her book, plus more about the writing of Mask of Shadows !   Meet Linsey Miller!   Linsey Miller is a wayward biology student from Arkansas who...
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Spotlight on We Can't Be Friends (Cyndy Etler), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting Cyndy Etler's   We Can't Be Friends !  Read on for more about Cyndy, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet  Cyndy Etler ! Cyndy Etler was a homeless juvenile delinquent at fourteen, and summa cum laude at thirty. Currently a high school department...
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Kelly G
This sounds like such a shockingly good read, and the cover fits the synopsis quite well.
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 17:08
Penny Olson
The cover is really compelling. This sounds like an honest and necessary book.
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 23:29
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is sad and lonely and fits this emotional synopsis well.
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 14:31
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"Four Quick Ways to Swap Isolation & Fear for Connection & Joy" by Cyndy Etler (We Can't Be Friends)

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Today we're excited to share a guest post from Cyndy Etler , author of  We Can't Be Friends ! Read on for more about Cyndy, their book, plus "Four Quick Ways to Swap Isoltaion & Fear for Connection & Joy!"   Meet Cyndy Etler!   Cyndy Etler was homeless at fourteen,...
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Spotlight on House of Ash by Hope Book, Plus Rules for Surviving House of Ash & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  House of Ash  by Hope Cook, plus author guest post, and giveaway!    Meet Hope Cook!   Hope Cook has been obsessed with all things Victorian and gothic since she was a small child and her parents let her watch one too many atmospheric BBC dramas. She...
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John
Very cool, well-done cover! All plots should involve labyrinthine mansions!
Friday, 29 September 2017 15:02
Brianna
The cover is appealingly creepy, and the synopsis makes it seem like the perfect spooky Halloween read.
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 12:54
Crista cast
The cover looks creepy in an interesting way.i think I'll enjoy the story because it sounds like a spooky mystery. Yes!
Sunday, 08 October 2017 08:23
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