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6th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Day 7

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Welcome to YABC's Sixth Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! We're featuring some of the hottest titles of the year--perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!--with exciting prize packs every day for the first twelve days of December. Each giveaway will run for seven days. Giveaways are US...
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Zachary Snyder
Such great books!
Monday, 07 December 2020 12:31
Andrea Cerda
Yes!!! want to read them all!
Monday, 07 December 2020 21:22
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Giveaway: It Only Happens In The Movies (Holly Bourne) ~ (US Only)

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It Only Happens In The Movies (US Only) by: Holly Bourne Release Date: December 1st, 2020 Publisher: HMH Books         About the Book From award-winning British author Holly Bourne comes a clever, deconstructed rom-com that proves that in real life “girl meets boy” doesn't always mean “happily ever after” ....
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Kathleen Pasqualini
I love the cover. It's what caught my eye.
Friday, 04 December 2020 16:52
Simone
I love romance books when they have a unique setting, and I've never read one that had to do with the movies! It's so exciting tha... Read More
Friday, 04 December 2020 21:57
Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it.
Saturday, 05 December 2020 18:29
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Spotlight on By The Book (Amanda Sellet), Excerpt, Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight By The Book (Amanda Sellet).  Read on for more about Amanda, plus a excerpt & a giveaway!         Meet Amanda Sellet ! Debut author Amanda Sellet had a previous career in journalism, during which she wrote book reviews for The Washington Post,...
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Zachary Snyder
Book looks great, look forward to reading it!
Tuesday, 01 December 2020 12:04
Simone
I love when romance has a book theme. Anyone who's reading books is probably a book lover, so why not tap into that for the charac... Read More
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 13:29
Andrea Cerda
Love the idea of this book looking forward to reading it!
Thursday, 03 December 2020 14:06
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Special Ones (Em Bailey), Plus Excerpt & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an excerpt from  Em Bailey's The Special Ones  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Em 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...
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John
The cover is well designed, the synopsis filled in some important details!
Sunday, 09 July 2017 19:08
Dianna G.
I've got to read this -- amazing summary and the excerpt just leaves me wanting more. The cover is the creepiest kind of cool.... Read More
Sunday, 09 July 2017 21:06
Aireanna Lesch
This book sounds gruesome, and the cover looks super creepy! I LOVE IT! ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:12
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