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Spotlight on Kiss Of The Royal (Lindsey Duga), Plus Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Kiss Of The Royal  by Lindsey Duga! Read on for more about Lindsey and her book, plus an excerpt, & giveaway!          Meet  Lindsey Duga !  Lindsey Duga is a middle grade and young adult writer with a passion for fantasy, science fiction,...
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Kara S
The story sounds interesting, and this cover is downright GLORIOUS! Thanks for the chance to win. ... Read More
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 16:34
Olivia F
I love this cover and idea so much! Such a great book!!
Thursday, 05 July 2018 07:37
Delia Chavez
Awesome cover the book sounds great.
Monday, 09 July 2018 22:04
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Featured Review: Ace Of Shades (Amanda Foody)

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About This Book:  Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets… and secrets hide in every shadow. Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing,...
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Author Chat with Sasha Alsberg/Lindsay Cummings (Zenith), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings , author of  Zenith.   Read on for more about Sasha & Lindsay and their books, plus a giveaway!     Meet  The Androma Saga !   Website  *  Facebook  *  Twitter       Meet  Sasha Alsberg ! Sasha...
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Precious J Hernandez
I wanted to read this book even before I read the intriguing synopsis. If it has to do with space then YES PLEASE
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:57
Kendra
The cover looks pretty, and the synopsis is really intriguing!
Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:16
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool and fitting with space theme. The synopsis draws you in for more. Sounds like an exciting read.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 05:06
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Featured Review: Our Own Private Universe (Robin Talley)

Featured Review: Our Own Private Universe (Robin Talley)
About This Book:   Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it's mostly about sex.  No, it isn't that kind of theory. Aki already knows she's bisexual—even if, until now, it's mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the...
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Amy Lukavics (The Women In The Walls), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Amy Lukavics (The Women In The Walls), Plus Giveaway!!

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  Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!       Introducing  Amy Lukavics , YABC's Author of the...
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Caity Dooley
Recently I've seen a lot of advertisements for this novel (Props to author/publisher) and the covers been seeming less and less in... Read More
Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:16
Kathleen Pasqualini
Love the cover and I can't wait to read this book. It sounds amazing!
Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:41
Anne
Sounds like a really creepy good read. Cover is spooky, I love it!
Thursday, 29 September 2016 21:20
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Q&A with Michelle Madow + Giveaway (US only)

Q&A with Michelle Madow + Giveaway (US only)
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  Hi YABCers! Today I'm chatting with Michelle Madow, author of the upcoming THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTERS, another new series from our friends at Harlequin TEEN.  It's being billed as, Gossip Girl meets Las Vegas.   1) How did you come up with the idea for your story? I’ve gone to...
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Chantal De Leon
Wow! I like that it the book is set in Las Vegas (a lot of crazy action can go on there), and the concept of the three sisters fin... Read More
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 09:17
Sarah Zane Kellar
I like how the cover looks like there are jewels on it.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 12:50
Agustina Gonzalez
reminds me a bit like the gossp girl series, although I know this is going completely different. I want to read! ... Read More
Friday, 28 February 2014 11:16
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Q&A with Jennifer L. Armentrout + Giveaway (US only)

Q&A with Jennifer L. Armentrout + Giveaway (US only)
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  Hello YABCers! Another exciting series coming from the fine folks over at Harlequin TEEN is The Dark Element Series by #1 New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author, Jennifer L. Armentrout.  WHITE HOT KISS is Book 1 and is a fresh take on paranormal romance that features gargoyles,...
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Danielle
Half demon, half gargoyle sounds pretty interesting to me!
Monday, 24 February 2014 09:21
Jessica
It sounds awesome, and I love paranormal romance.
Monday, 24 February 2014 12:43
Harleigh Prince
I can honestly say I have never heard or read a book that involved gargoyles, which just made me even more intrigued aside from th... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 05:28
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Q&A with Elizabeth Scott + Giveaway (US only)

Q&A with Elizabeth Scott + Giveaway (US only)
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  Hey YABCers! There are a lot of great books set to release in the next few months from Harlequin TEEN. The first of which is HEARTBEATS by Elizabeth Scott, a story about life, death and---love.  I had the chance to chat with Elizabeth Scott and here's what she had to...
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Samantha
Synopsis sounds awesome, just like all her other books!
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 09:03
Fevig
Looking forward to reading and sharing with students!
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 09:32
Molly
This book sounds great!
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:58
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Harlequin Teen Reveals New Project From Julie Kagawa

Harlequin Teen Reveals New Project From Julie Kagawa

YABC'ers, I have some EXCITING news to share!   Last night, Harlequin Teen held an exclusive preview party in NYC where they featured Jennifer L. Armentrout's, WHITE HOT KISS and a super seekrit reveal from Julie Kagawa. Unfortunately, neither Mandy nor myself were able to attend, BUT Lisa Wray, Harlequin Teen...
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Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today

Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today
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  Harlequin TEEN and The Jed Foundation’s Love is Louder survey finds bullying issues more acute than drinking and teen pregnancy   78% of teens say bullying remains worse than parents realize 70% of teens and young women say they have been bullied 69% say they do not bully others, yet...
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