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Spotlight on Smooth (Matt Burns), Plus Playlist & Giveaway! ~ (US/Can Only)

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Smooth (Matt Burns).  Read on for more about Matt, plus a playlist and giveaway!         Meet  Matt Burns !          Matt Burns grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia and wrote this book in New York. He currently works as an animation...
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Jessica Robayo
I'm looking forward to reading this! The cover really catches your eye and the playlist tie-in is great.
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 13:19
Morgan
This cover is hilarious!
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:32
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is humorous which matches the synopsis. This book sounds emotional and real.
Friday, 24 July 2020 14:30
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Spotlight on When the Beat Drops by Anna Hecker, Plus Playlist & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  When the Beat Drops  by Anna Hecker!  Read on for more about Anna and her book, plus a playlist & giveaway!    Meet Anna Hecker!   Anna Hecker grew up at the dead end of a dirt road in Vermont. She holds an MFA from The...
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Melanie Bracco
I just love the cover and the synopsis sounds awesome!
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 18:40
Erin
Oh man oh man this book sounds incredible for the summer! I've been looking for something like this for one of my my summertime ti... Read More
Sunday, 27 May 2018 23:15
Candice Gigous
The cover is cool. The synopsis is very interesting. Sounds like an awesome read.
Monday, 28 May 2018 03:32
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: What I Leave Behind (Alison McGhee), Plus Playlist, & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist from Alison McGhee's What I Leave Behind  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Alison 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 ...
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John
Great cover, and it sounds intriguing!
Sunday, 01 April 2018 22:21
Kara S
The cover is cool and easygoing, and the themes this story deals with are as tough as can be. I respect both and am so excited to... Read More
Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:21
Penny Olson
The cover and story are very powerful.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:10
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Traitor Prince (CJ Redwine), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist for CJ Redwine's The Traitor Prince  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about CJ 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 ...
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Tiffany Engler
I am in love with this cover and I can't wait to read it!
Monday, 19 March 2018 12:02
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THIS BOOK IS ON MY TBR LIST LIKE SINCE FOREVER!!! ILOVE THE COVER!! I ACTUALLY LOVE ALL THE COVERS OF THIS SERIES!! CAN'T WAIT TO ... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:22
Candice Gigous
The cover is very cool. The synopsis is interesting. Fairy tale retellings are always great and I really want to read this one.... Read More
Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:53
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: #Murder Trending (Gretchen McNeil), Plus Top Ten List & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist from Gretchen McNeil's #MurderTrending  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Gretchen 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 Prize !...
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Dianna G.
Wow, this sounds like a powerful story! The cover is simple yet effective, and the hashtag in the title makes it sound very curre... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 10:13
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Modern life... this is where we are moving... Sounds and looks relevant
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:21
Danielle Hammelef
The cover fits the current times and the synopsis well. The books sounds suspenseful and emotional to read.
Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:32
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Roar (Cora Carmack), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist from Cora Carmack's Roar  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Cora 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 Prize !...
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I love a story about arranged marriages (ONLY IN THE FICTIONAL ASPECT)!! I am intrigued with this story. Hopefully they will end u... Read More
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:12
Candice Gigous
The cover is very dramatic. The synopsis makes you want more. Sounds like an exciting read.
Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:47
John
The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:45
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YABC Scavenger Hunt: Poison's Cage (Breeana Shields), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to share an playlist from Breeana Shield's Poison's Cage  as part of the YABC Scavenger Hunt!  Read on for more about Breeana 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 Prize...
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Dianna G.
This cover is deliciously creepy. Those snakes look like they could slither off the page! I haven't read the first book, but lov... Read More
Monday, 19 March 2018 09:49
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I love the cover! Have heard a lot about the series, but haven't read them yet. This synopsis gets me excited about it!
Friday, 23 March 2018 03:07
Candice Gigous
The cover is eye-catching and creepy like the cover for Poison's Kiss. The synopsis is very intriguing. Both books sound like thri... Read More
Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:43
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Spotlight on Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill, Plus 5 Songs From Book Playlist, & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Ever the Brave  by Erin Summerill, plus a book playlist, and giveaway!    Meet Erin Summerill   With a B.A. in English, Erin Summerill aspired to be a writer, but first she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional wedding photographer. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing...
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Lily M.
Love the red on the cover, can't wait to see what happens ?
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 05:17
Precious J Hernandez
The books are so gorgeous. I’m definitely interested in adding Ever The Brave to my TBR.
Saturday, 09 December 2017 13:04
Emily
Really like this series covers.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:33
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Spotlight on Frankie (Shivaun Plozza) & Playlist, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight Shivaun Plozza's book  Frankie.   Read on for more about Shivaun and her book, an playlist and enter the giveaway!       Meet  Shivaun Plozza ! Shivaun Plozza lives in Melbourne, Australia. Frankie is her debut novel.   Website  *  Twitter  *  Instagram    ...
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Hannah
Love how fierce the main character looks on the cover
Monday, 27 November 2017 01:14
Emily
Really like the cover and the synopsis sounds promising.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 20:40
Kelly G
I really like the cover for this one - it's different and I can't wait to see how the story plays out.
Friday, 01 December 2017 15:37
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Blog Tour: Playlist for Dragonfly Song (Wendy Orr) , Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to be part of the blog tour for Wendy Orr's book  Dragonfly Song. Read on for more about Wendy, her book, an playlist, and giveaway!       Meet Wendy Orr ! Wendy Orr was born in Edmonton, Canada, but grew up in various places across Canada, France,...
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Hannah
Love the colors on the cover
Sunday, 12 November 2017 02:40
Danielle Hammelef
I enjoy the cover. The synopsis sounds fun to read.
Sunday, 19 November 2017 11:51
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful and powerful. I would love to read this book especially since I have been to Crete.
Monday, 20 November 2017 23:39
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