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Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Martina Boone (Love For Two Lifetimes), Plus Giveaway!

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Love for Two Lifetimes

Today we're excited to chat with  Martina Boone (Love For Two Lifetimes) as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Martina, her novel, plus a giveaway!         Meet  Martina Boone ! Martina Boone is the award-winning author of the YA romantic Southern Gothic Heirs...
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Debra Branigan
The cover is beautiful and hints at the storyline inside. This sounds like a wonderful story.
Monday, 15 October 2018 15:22
Kara S
While I really dislike the cover, I find the synopsis -- particularly the fact of the protagonist investigating matters of family ... Read More
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 17:20
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 19:47
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Spotlight on Love For Two Lifetimes by Martina Boone, Plus Excerpt, Author Chat, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Love For Two Lifetimes  by Martina Boone.  Read on for more about Martina and her book, plus an excerpt, interview, & giveaway!    Meet Martina Boone!     Martina Boone is the award-winning author of the romantic southern gothic Heirs of Watson Island series, starting with COMPULSION...
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Kara S
While I really dislike the cover, I find the synopsis -- particularly the fact of the protagonist investigating matters of family ... Read More
Saturday, 29 September 2018 03:39
Candice Gigous
The cover has nice colors and I like the title font, but the illustrated hands look strange. The synopsis is very dramatic and mak... Read More
Monday, 01 October 2018 09:19
Renee Moore
Sounds like a great read! Love the title name, and cover.
Friday, 05 October 2018 22:52
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Playlist for Compulsion by Martina Boone + iTunes Gift Card Giveaway! (US & CAN)

Playlist for Compulsion by Martina Boone + iTunes Gift Card Giveaway! (US & CAN)











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Compulsion          by Martina Boone Release Date: 10/28/14   About the Book Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse. All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage...
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Melissa H.
They find things that have been lost! I absolutely adore this book. It now has a permanent place on my 'favorites' shelf
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:06
Susan T.
The Watson gift is to find lost things.
Thursday, 02 April 2015 20:19
Sandra Lam
The Watson gift is the ability to find things
Thursday, 02 April 2015 21:19
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Book Trailer Reveal and Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone

Book Trailer Reveal and Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone

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Compulsion by Martina Boone Coming October 28th Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse   About the Book Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse. All her life, Barrie Watson had been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some...
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Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone (International)

Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone (International)
    COMPULSION by Martina Boone
 Release Date: 10/28/14   About the Book Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.   When loss is all you know, how do you find true love?   “Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs...
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