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Author Chat with Robin Talley (The Love Curse Of Melody McIntyre), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Robin Talley author of The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre. Read on for more about Robin and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Robin Talley ! Robin Talley  is a queer author who grew up in southwest Virginia and now lives...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great!
Thursday, 03 December 2020 12:52
Simone
I'm a theater kid through and through, so this immediately caught my eye when I saw the confetti, and a flower bouquet. And I've b... Read More
Friday, 04 December 2020 22:02
Keia
I'm really looking forward to reading this one!
Sunday, 06 December 2020 21:57
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Author Chat with Kathleen Peacock (You Were Never Here) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kathleen Peacock author of You Were Never Here. Read on for more about Kathleen and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet Kathleen Peacock ! Kathleen Peacock spent most of her teen years writing short stories—all of which contained much angst and...
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Zachary Snyder
Book sounds awesome, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 11:28
Andrea Cerda
This book looks really interesting! Like the cover
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 14:26
Jeana Kwiecinski
This book look so good! Can't wait to read it. Love the cover!
Saturday, 28 November 2020 17:47
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Author Chat with Shamim Sarif (The Shadow Mission) Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Shamim Sarif author of The Shadow Mission. Read on for more about Shamim and her book, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Shamim Sarif !      Shamim Sarif is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and director for film and TV. THE SHADOW MISSION...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:04
Brittany
Looks great, adding to my wishlist!
Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:17
Abigail Lowry
What an amazing cover! Can't wait to read!
Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:30
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Author Of The Week: Shelby Mahurin (Blood & Honey), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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 Shelby Mahurin , YABC's Author of...
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Antara Chowdhury
I love the cover & synopsis. I read the first book, Serpent & Dove, last year and I've been eagerly awaiting the sequel ever since... Read More
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 10:21
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 10:23
Andrea Cerda
YES YES YES!! dying to read the second book of blood and serpent, I've just heard it as become a trilogy??!! yes, more for me to r... Read More
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 10:49
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Spotlight on Sisters of Sword and Song (Rebecca Ross), Guest Post, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Sisters Of Sword and Song  by Rebecca Ross.  Read on for more about Rebecca and her book, an guest post, plus an giveaway!        Meet Rebecca Ross !   Rebecca Ross grew up in Georgia, where she continues to reside. She received her bachelor’s...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, looking forward to reading it!
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 10:11
Victoria Scott
Looks like a winner to me! Thanks for sharing!
Sunday, 28 June 2020 18:35
Alivia Hartz
I love books about the friendship between sisters!! This sounds so good!
Monday, 29 June 2020 17:21
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Elle Cosimano (Seasons Of The Storm), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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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  Elle Cosimano , YABC's Author of the Week!!...
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Victoria Scott
Sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it! My daughter will love it too!
Sunday, 28 June 2020 18:34
Sam Haurie
Thanks for the chance! Can't wait to read it
Monday, 29 June 2020 12:41
Alivia Hartz
I cannot wait to read this! It sounds great!
Monday, 29 June 2020 17:18
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Author Chat with Intisar Khanani (Thorn), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Intisar Khanani author of Thorn. Read on for more about Intisar and her book, plus an giveaway.       Meet Intisar Khanini!         Intisar Khanani  grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five...
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Madeline Tebo
This book sounds amazing, looking forward to reading it!
Sunday, 19 April 2020 14:25
Brittany
This cover reminds me of the Scythe series!
Monday, 20 April 2020 12:01
Victoria Scott
Sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 20:57
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Author Chat with Alexandra Monir (The Life Below), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Alexandra Monir author of The Life Below. Read on for more about Alexandra and her book, plus an giveaway.         Meet Alexandra Monir!           Alexandra Monir is an Iranian-American author and recording artist. She is the author of...
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Dianna G.
I read the first book in the series a while ago -- need to re-read it to get caught up!
Friday, 28 February 2020 22:20
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very intriguing. Sounds like an exciting read.
Saturday, 07 March 2020 07:12
Lauren
Alien stories are few and far between these days in YA, so I'm very happy to read this synopsis. The cover feels almost mystical, ... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:24
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Cover Reveal: MY CALAMITY JANE (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows)!

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Hi, YABCers! Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for  My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows, releasing June 2nd, 2020 from Harper Teen!         Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:   Hello, YABCers! We, the Lady...
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Author Chat with Shamim Sarif (The Athena Protocol), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Shamim Sarif, author of The Athena Protocol.  Read on for more about Shamim and her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Shamim Sarif! Shamim Sarif is a novelist, screenwriter, and director. She lives in London with her wife, Hanan, and their...
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Heidi
I love the cover. I already started reading a sample of the book and can't wait to read the rest of it.
Thursday, 10 October 2019 22:50
Debra Branigan
The cover is intriguing the premise is very exciting. I can't wait to read this one! Best wishes on your new release!
Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:34
Candice Gigous
The cover is dramatic. The synopsis makes me want to read more. Sounds like an awesome read.
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:43
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