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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with T.M. Franklin of the United States, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to welcome T.M. Franklin from the United States ! She's here to share her novel  More   as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event!  Read on for more about T.M. and her novel! And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway and the event Grand...
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Maria Dalmau
I love the mystery of the cover & the book sounds intriguing.
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:33
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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with SL Beaumont of New Zealand, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to welcome SL Beaumont  from New Zealand! She's here to share her novel  The Carlswick Conspiracy   as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event!  Read on for more about SL and her novel! And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway and the event Grand...
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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with C.D. Gorri of New Jersey, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to welcome  C.D. Gorri from New Jersey! She's here to share her novel Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #1  as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event!  Read on for more about C.D and her novel!   And don't forget to enter the...
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Penny Olson
I love the covers and descriptions of all these books.
Monday, 13 November 2017 00:45
wendy rinebold
I cant wait to read so many of these! My favorite cover is Rose Petal Graves.
Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:50
Danielle Hammelef
Amazing giveaway of great books to read.
Friday, 17 November 2017 14:29
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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with Joshua Winning of London, England, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to welcome Joshua Winning from London, England! He's here to share his novel Sentinel  as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event!  Read on for more about Joshua and his novel! And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway, and the event Grand Prize...
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YABC's Around the World in 30 Days with Kristin D. Van Rissegham of Minnesota, plus giveaways

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Today we're excited to  welcome Kristin D. Van Risseghem from Minnesota! She's here to share her novel Swords and Stilettos  as part of the YABC Around the World in 30 Days event!  Read on for more about Kristin and her novel! And don't forget to enter the weekly giveaway, and the event Grand...
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Indie Superstars: In Memory of Ednah Walters + Giveaway (US only)

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Welcome to YA Books Central's " Indie Superstars" column . This  monthly  event will  spot light  the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to  miss out on these  talented authors This week we are heartbroken over the loss of Indie Author, Ednah Walters, USA Today best selling...
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Jen
I think the cover is absolutely gorgeous and the synopsis sounds like I'm going to be glued to the pages!
Monday, 25 September 2017 11:36
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is pretty and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:54
Penny Olson
I like the vibrant, colorful cover and the stories in the whole series sound really good.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 00:03
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing Contributed by Melissa A. Craven, Indie Manager, Staff Reviewer and Indie Author   Best books for first time authors   One of the most frequent questions readers ask me is how did I get started? How did I even know where to begin? Easy answer...
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Indie Superstars with Laura Frances + Giveaway (US Only)

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Welcome to YA Books Central's " Indie Superstars" column . This  monthly  event will  spot light  the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to  miss out on these  talented authors This week we’re interviewing Laura Frances, author of "Slave" Welcome to YABC, Laura! Melissa A. Craven: Tell...
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Anne
Sounds like a great story from the synopsis! I love the cover! I like the perspective!
Monday, 12 June 2017 20:16
Dianna G.
The cover is so bleak. It reminds me of the matrix. I love the synopsis -- sounds terrifying!
Monday, 12 June 2017 20:41
Aireanna Lesch
I wanna know how this world came about!!! I love supporting indie books too. Love the cover. It's so dark and ominous.... Read More
Friday, 23 June 2017 11:49
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Author Of The Week: Chat with Beth Rodgers (Sweet Fifteen), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Beth Rodgers (Sweet Fifteen), Plus Giveaway!!



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  Beth Rodgers , YABC's Author of the Week!! Beth...
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James Robert
Cover is great and I have twin daughters who will be 15 in a year
Monday, 27 March 2017 12:05
Danielle Hammelef
I'm unsure about the cover--it wouldn't make me pick up this book, but the synopsis would. I have a freshman in high school, so th... Read More
Saturday, 22 April 2017 15:36
Penny Olson
The synopsis makes me want to read the book but the cover isn't that eye catching.
Monday, 24 April 2017 16:34
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Indie Superstars with Raye Wagner + Giveaway (US and International)

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Welcome to YA Books Central's " Indie Superstars" column . This monthly event will spot light the best and brightest of the indie community.   You don’t want to miss out on these  talented authors   This week our staff reviewer, Kelly St. Clare is interviewing Raye Wagner, author of the...
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Sam
The is not eye catching, how the synopsis very interesting!
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 00:19
Jen
I LOVE Greek mythology, so this book sounds amazing! And the cover is absolutely gorgeous!
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:16
Linda Romer
Curse of the Sphinx sounds like an awesome read! The cover is great! Love it thank you
Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:13
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