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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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Author Guest Post with Larissa C. Hardesty, Plus Giveaway!

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Top 5 Page-to-Screen Kisses Hi everyone! Thank you so much to YABC for having me today! My book, Kiss Me, Kill You, is about a girl who finds out the hard way that kisses can be deadly. Because there’s LOTS of kissing in my book, I thought it would be fun...
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Dianna G.
This sounds perfect for my daughter and me....we're Supernatural fans. I don't love the cover. Would prefer something less graph... Read More
Friday, 16 June 2017 22:39
Courtney Gendreau
The cover isn't really my cup of tea, but the book sounds great and that is what really matters.
Monday, 26 June 2017 01:59
Carissa
sounds really good
Monday, 26 June 2017 17:55
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Spotlight on Midnight At The Electric (Jodi Lynn Anderson), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Jodi Lynn Anderson's book,  Midnight At The Electric ! Read on for more about Jodi and her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet  Jodi Lynn Anderson ! Jodi Lynn Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches, Tiger Lily, and the popular May Bird...
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John
The cover colors are quite sickly, but it might be interesting!
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:21
Dianna G.
I love the light and dark contrasts on the cover. The story line sounds complicated, but I would like to see how it all goes toge... Read More
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:28
Courtney
I love the cover. It's beautiful because the lights really stand out! I find the synopsis intriguing. I want to read for sure!... Read More
Friday, 16 June 2017 03:01
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Spotlight on The Gold-Son (Carrie Anne Noble), Plus Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Carrie Anne Noble's book,  The Gold-Son ! Read on for more about Carrie and her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!         Meet  Carrie Anne Noble ! In the wake of her checkered past as a theatre student, restaurant hostess, certified nurse aide, and...
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John
The cover is quite magical, and it sounds interesting!
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:20
Dianna G.
I'm so glad they didn't go with a rainbow and pot of gold on the cover! As for the summary, I think I'd find it hard to overcome t... Read More
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:25
Isabella Wojnarowicz
It looks sooo aesthetically pleasing, and it sounds even better!
Friday, 23 June 2017 00:41
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Author Guest Post with Adrienne Kress (The Door In The Alley), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're spotlighting  Adrienne Kress's book,  The Explorers: The Door In The Alley ! Read on for more about Adrienne and her book, plus an guest post and giveaway!       ADRIENNE KRESS ON BEING A RELUCTANT READER The first time I ever heard the term “reluctant reader” was after...
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John
The cover is utterly gorgeous, and the synopsis intrigues as well!
Monday, 12 June 2017 13:23
Dianna G.
The cover is thrilling - love how it has movement right all around the art. I'm interested in reading this. My 6th grade students... Read More
Monday, 12 June 2017 20:46
McKenzie
This book seems like so much fun!!
Friday, 16 June 2017 16:06
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Author Guest Post with Wendy Laine, Plus Giveaway!

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Rogues, Scoundrels, and Beasts My first scoundrel was Han Solo. He was loud and arrogant...and I was young. I didn’t know it was the beginning of a trend. Oh, there were others over the years who started hinting at a deeper aspect to my personality. Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer....
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Dianna G.
Love the first line in the summary! The cover is spine tingling.
Saturday, 10 June 2017 22:21
Gabi Eisenberg
Cover is creepy, but in a way that intrigues me, not in a way that deters me from wanting to read it. Synopsis is inventive and un... Read More
Thursday, 15 June 2017 17:53
Danielle Lynn
Love the totally creepy cover and the colours match the synopsis perfectly. The synopsis doesn't even sound remotely similar to an... Read More
Friday, 16 June 2017 15:08
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Author Guest Post with Stacy Kravetz (She's So Boss)

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Stacy Kravetz, author of She’s So Boss; The Girl Entrepreneur’s Guide to Imagining, Creating & Kicking Ass Five Signs You’re Ready to Launch a Business   1. You have an idea that keeps you up at night. You know the feeling: You wake up for some reason or other and your...
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Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway: Breaking (Danielle Rollins)

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Hello! Today YABC is hosting the blog tour stop for Danielle Rollins's Breaking!   Read on for more about Danielle, an guest post, and a tour-wide giveaway!               Meet  Danielle Rollins !   Author of the best-selling MERCILESS series, SURVIVE THE NIGHT, BURNING, and BREAKING....
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Danielle Lynn
Love the cover (especially, the colours) and the concept sounds exciting. A mixture of fantasy, mystery, and paranormal that I'm s... Read More
Monday, 12 June 2017 12:04
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Top 5 Things To Do When Captured By Enemy Spies by Kathleen Baldwin, Plus Giveaway

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Top 5 Things to Do When Captured By Enemy Spies   From Lady Jane’s diary: It is my great good fortune that Miss Stranje, our headmistress, prepares her young ladies for every contingency. We know what to do even when ruthless members of the Iron Crown, Napoleon’s secret spy ring, capture...
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Tammy VanScoy
Baldwin is one of my favorite authors. This series is very addicting and her covers are so pretty and go with the stories so well... Read More
Monday, 22 May 2017 13:55
John
The cover(s) is/are very period, and these sound cool!
Monday, 22 May 2017 19:52
Dianna G.
I love the author interview! This story sounds really cool. I'm not sure I'd buy it only by looking at the cover.
Monday, 22 May 2017 21:26
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