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Author Chat with Farrah Penn (Twelve Steps to Normal), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Farrah Penn , author of  Twelve Steps to Normal .   Read on for more about Farrah and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Farrah Penn !   Farrah Penn was born and raised in a suburb in Texas that's far from the big...
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Kara S
I'm a sucker for the neon bright color combination featured in this cover design, and I find substance abuse/addiction in the fami... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 08:09
Hailey Joseph
I'm certain that this will be one of those novels that I won't be able to put down. A story about loss, memory, and rebuilding one... Read More
Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:36
Marisa Fort
The cover is eye-catching and the synopsis sounds so interesting, can't wait to read!
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:45
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Author Chat with Alexandra Christo (To Kill a Kingdom), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Alexandra Christo , author of  To Kill a Kingdom .   Read on for more about Alexandra and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Alexandra Christo !     Alexandra Christo decided to write books when she was four and her teacher told her...
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Jasmine
I LOVE THE COVER AND THE SYNOPSIS! I FIRST SAW THIS BOOK WHEN SOMEONE MADE A COMMENT USING A QUOTE FROM THE BOOK AND I WAS JUST LI... Read More
Saturday, 10 March 2018 11:17
Maria Malaveci
Really excited to read it, love the cover!
Sunday, 11 March 2018 19:20
Julie
I like both a lot!
Monday, 12 March 2018 13:10
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Author Chat with Lorie Langdon (Olivia Twist), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Lorie Langdon , author of  Olivia Twist .   Read on for more about Lorie and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Lorie Langdon !      Lorie Langdon is the Amazon best-selling author of YA novels such as; the Doon Series , Gilt...
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John
The cover's quite pretty! And I'd like to read about the high-society doings of one born so low!
Thursday, 08 March 2018 21:50
Kara S
The storyline sounds irresistible -- and the cover fits that description, too! THanks!
Saturday, 10 March 2018 17:04
Lily M.
Loving the cover ??
Thursday, 15 March 2018 21:19
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Author Chat with Sarah Nicole Smetana (The Midnights), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Sarah Nicole Smetana , author of  The Midnights .   Read on for more about Sarah and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Sarah Nicole Smetana !     Sarah Nicole Smetana received her BFA from Chapman University and her MFA in Fiction from...
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Lily M.
I think this will be a cute read ?
Thursday, 15 March 2018 21:18
Hailey Joseph
This sounds like a great story, and the cover compliments it well. I can't wait to read this!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:05
Marisa Fort
Love the cover! The synopsis sounds awesome!
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:50
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Author Chat with Alexandra Monir (The Final Six), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Alexandra Monir , author of  The Final Six .   Read on for more about Alexandra and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Alexandra Monir !     ALEXANDRA MONIR is the author of five published young adult novels, including the time-travel romance, Timeless...
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John
The cover is a bit astronomy-y! And I like outerspace adventures!
Thursday, 01 March 2018 22:38
Mindy
I Love the cover and the synopsis!
Sunday, 04 March 2018 16:54
Emily
This book has been on my tbr since it first was said it was a book. I need it!
Thursday, 08 March 2018 13:06
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Author Chat with Michael Moreci (Black Star Renegades), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Michael Moreci , author of  Black Star Renegades .   Read on for more about Michael and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Michael Moreci !       Michael Moreci is a bestselling author who’s the creator of numerous original comics series and...
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John
The cover hints that this might involve sci-fi! I like tales of the fate of the galaxy!
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 22:31
Hailey Joseph
If it's like Star Wars, I'm sure I'll love it!!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 00:51
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is amazing and the synopsis promises exciting, action-packed reading.
Sunday, 25 March 2018 18:13
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Author Chat with Margaret Peterson Haddix (The Summer of Broken Things), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Margaret Peterson Haddix , author of  The Summer of Broken Things .   Read on for more about Margaret and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet  Margaret Peterson Haddix !       Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly...
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Dianna G.
As soon as I heard about this book, it went on my TBR. For years, I've been reading Among the Hidden with each round of 6th grade... Read More
Friday, 23 February 2018 19:59
Alyssa Annico
I love the flower petals on the cover and it sounds like a great read!
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 05:07
Emily
Love love love this cover
Thursday, 08 March 2018 12:58
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Author Chat with Deborah Schaumberg (The Tombs), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Deborah Schaumberg , author of  The Tombs .   Read on for more about Deborah and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Deborah Schaumberg !     Deborah Schaumberg was born in Brooklyn, not far from where her novel  The Tombs  takes place. She...
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John
The cover looks memorable, and I would be interested to read this fantasy tale!
Thursday, 22 February 2018 21:44
Kristi Housman
This cover is just gorgeous!
Friday, 23 February 2018 20:24
Sally Bridges-Stanbrough
The cover of this book makes me what to know what it's about, it draws me in! Love it!... Read More
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 01:45
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Author Chat with Brenda Rufener (Where I Live), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Brenda Rufener , author of  Where I Live .   Read on for more about Brenda and her book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Brenda Rufener !   Brenda Rufener is a technical writer turned novelist. She is the author of Where I Live ,...
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Kara S
The cover is striking next to the type style/font/color of the title, and the understated background couples with those brightly t... Read More
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 18:48
Dianna G.
This book is #1 on my need-to-read list of February releases. I'm a middle school teacher and have seen first-hand how many stude... Read More
Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:07
Precious J Hernandez
This book seems like a beautiful story and I can't wait to read it.
Thursday, 01 March 2018 08:35
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Author Chat with Russell Ginns, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Ruseell Ginns , author of Samantha Spinner and the Super-Seret Plans .   Read on for more about Russell and his book, plus a giveaway!   Meet Russell Ginns !     RUSSELL GINNS is a writer and game designer who specializes in puzzles, songs,...
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John
What a fun cover! Funny scenario with the inheritances!
Saturday, 17 February 2018 22:05
Brenda T
Adorable cover and now I'm really curious about the red umbrella.
Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:01
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is so cute and fun and makes me want to read this book. The synopsis promises mystery and puzzles which are my favorite ... Read More
Monday, 12 March 2018 14:52
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