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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Witchtown (Cory Putman Oakes), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  an guest post from Cory Putman Oakes as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Cory 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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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.
I'm not entering the giveaway because I already have a copy of this book (YAY) but it is amazing! Love the list of books in this... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:43
Sean Daly
The cover art is emotive and mysterious... The paranormal reads you listed are fantastic-- Can't wait for Witchtown!
Monday, 10 July 2017 19:49
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Internet Famous (Danika Stone), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an guest post from  Danika Stone  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Danika 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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John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis filled in some important details!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:08
Danielle
Fun, quirky, and fandom. This book will be great.
Monday, 10 July 2017 22:25
Aireanna Lesch
This book sounds super cool! I really like the cover, and it definitely caught my eye! ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:25
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Love and Other Alien Experiences (Kerry Winfrey), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist for  Kerry Winfrey's Love and Other Alien Experience's  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Kerry and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win...
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John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis filled in some important details!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:08
Penny Olson
I love the sci-fi cover. The synopsis sounds interesting. A real teenager with a real problem.
Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:24
Danielle Lynn
Adorable cover! This sounds like it'll be a quirky, heartwarming, and romantic read.
Monday, 17 July 2017 16:03
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Romeo, Juliet and Jim (Iva-Marie Palmer & Larry Schwartz), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  an guest post from Iva-Marie Palmer & Larry Schwartz's Romeo, Juliet and Jim as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Iva-Marie & Larry and their novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form...
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Dianna G.
Cute cover! The summary had me at Shakespeare + Gossip Girl -- who would have put those 2 together?
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:35
Tiffany Engler
Cute cover and super adorable story!!!
Monday, 10 July 2017 11:25
Danielle Lynn
I love the cover and the synopsis really has me ensnared. But I have to say, I'm already shipping Romeo and Juliet. Get lost, Jim.... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:39
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Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway: Emily and the Spellstone (Michael Rubens)

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Welcome to Day #7 of the  Emily and the Spellstone  Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of  Emily and the Spellstone  by Michael Rubens (6/13/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Michaek and 10 chances to win a copy of  Emily and the Spellstone,  as well as a ...
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Pam Flynn
Ooh! A Stone that looks like a phone! This is a seriously fun looking read and the cover catches my eye and makes me want to read ... Read More
Saturday, 08 July 2017 20:53
Danielle Hammelef
I love the cover, especially the colors and excitement. This book sounds fun to read.
Monday, 24 July 2017 19:18
Danielle Lynn
I think the cover is very cute and fitting for a middle grade book. The synopsis is unique and sounds quite entertaining.... Read More
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 12:27
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Spotlight on The Things They've Taken (Katie McElhenney) Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting   The Things They've Taken !  Read on for more about Katie, her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!       Meet  Katie McElhenney ! Katie McElhenney was born in Philadelphia into a big family of curious kids and patient adults. A voracious reader and unapologetic...
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Dianna G.
I just love the cover. The bird-shaped figure in the water is very cool. The synopsis has me interested! I added it to my wishl... Read More
Monday, 26 June 2017 21:44
Anne
Love the cover and the story sounds exciting!
Sunday, 02 July 2017 01:43
Aireanna Lesch
The cover is very abstract! And the story sounds very funny.
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 11:35
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Bad Romance (Heather Demetrios), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Heather Demetrios's guest post as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Heather 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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John
The cover is gorgeous, but it's so sad that there's a bad romance!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:51
Dianna G.
I love the cover - very artistic. The summary has its own suspense, but the author interview - wow. That's what drew me in! Way ... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:34
Julie
The cover is so beautiful! The story sounds sad but really good!
Thursday, 22 June 2017 02:22
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: This Darkness Mine (Mindy McGinnis), Plus Guest Post & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Mindy McGinnis's guest post as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Mindy 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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Recent Comments
John
The cover is very slashing, and it sounds thrilling and chilling!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:17
Dianna G.
The summary is awesome! Added it to my TBR list right away. I don't think I expected such a powerfully charged story based on th... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:52
Patrick Peek
The cover is not my fav, but the book synopsis sounds like something I cannot wait to read.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:16
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Refuge For Masterminds (Kathleen Baldwin) Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share  Kathleen Baldwin's excerpt from her new novel,  Refuge For Masterminds  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Kathleen and her novel! And don't forget to answer the question from this post on the Scavenger Hunt form for a chance to win...
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John
The cover is very romantic! And Napoleon is the ruler!
Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:09
Dianna G.
What a dreamy cover --- I wouldn't normally look twice because it looks like the type of book I normally avoid like the plague. T... Read More
Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:57
Penny Olson
I love the cover. It really conveys the suspense and romance of the story.
Sunday, 25 June 2017 00:05
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Author Guest Post with Amber Garza, Plus Giveaway!

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Hi! I’m Amber Garza, author of romantic fiction. I write mostly young adult contemporary novels, but I also have a few adult suspense/thrillers out as well. They all have romance as their central theme though. What can I say? I’m a romantic at heart. I love the rush of that first...
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Marlyn Diaz
Sounds like a good one! I read Amber's Unexpected Love trilogy and I loved it so I can't wait to read this one. Hopefully soon!... Read More
Friday, 23 June 2017 20:25
Mindy
I love this cover and the synopsis sounds really cool
Sunday, 02 July 2017 18:52
Aireanna Lesch
Cute cover! Love romance YA!!
Saturday, 08 July 2017 10:45
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