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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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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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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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