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Spotlight on Elephant (Natalie Rodriguez), Plus Guest Post!

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Elephant (Natalie Rodriguez).  Read on for more about Natalie, plus a guest post!         Meet Natalie Rodriguez !        Natalie Rodriguez is an award-winning writer, director, producer, mental health and anti-violence/trauma advocate based in Los Angeles, CA. In 2014, she...
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Spotlight on Wizard For Hire: Magic Required (Obert Skye), Plus Guest Post!

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  Today we're excited to spotlight Wizard For Hire (Obert Skye).  Read on for more about Obert, plus a guest post!         Meet Obert Skye !          Obert Skye is not who you think he is -- unless you think he's a best-selling author of...
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Spotlight on Rover Throws A Party (Kristin L Gray), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Rover Throws A Party  by Kristin Gray.  Read on for more about Jillian and her book, plus an giveaway!            Meet Kristin Gray ! Kristin L. Gray writes books (funny, not sad) from her home in northwest Arkansas. Her debut novel, Vilonia...
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Zachary Snyder
This book sounds great! Love the art style of the cover and the subject matter! Can't wait to get a copy for my twins who are inte... Read More
Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:43
Alex Colpitts
The art on this is adorable!!
Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:55
Debra Branigan
The covertart is cute and the premise seems like a delightful read. My grandson is into space and planets. I'm sure he would enjoy... Read More
Monday, 02 March 2020 17:24
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Author Chat with Joy Jones (Fearless Public Speaking), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Joy Jones author of Fearless Public Speaking.  Read on for more about Rena her book, plus an giveaway!          Meet Joy Jones ! Performance poetry, training workshops, storytelling, classroom teaching - Joy Jones has addressed countless audiences. She is the director...
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Spotlight on Stormrise (Jillian Boehme), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US/Canada Only)

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Today we're excited to spotlight Stormrise by Jillian Boehme.  Read on for more about Jillian and her book, plus an giveaway!            Meet Jillian Boehme ! JILLIAN BOEHME is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark’s First Victim, a blog for aspiring...
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Lily M.
Loving this cover ???
Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:29
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Author Of The Week: Spotlight on Julie Kagawa (Soul Of The Sword)!

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post,  Author Of The Week !! Each week we will be spotlighting a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release!         Introducing Julie Kagawa , YABC's Author of the Week!! Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey,...
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Author Chat with Elise Primavera (Marigold Star)! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Elise Primavera author of Marigold Star.  Read on for more about Elise plus an interview!         Meet Elise Primavera ! Elise Primavera has been writing and illustrating books for children for over twenty-five years. Her illustrations for RAISING DRAGONS by Jerdine...
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Chat with the author with Elise Primavera is quite interesting and interesting. I love reading the author's share, the topic is ve... Read More
Saturday, 22 June 2019 03:40
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Author Chat with Kathy Kimbray (A Shifting Of Stars), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Kathy Kimbray author of A Shifting Of Stars.  Read on for more about Kathy, plus an interview and an giveaway!          Meet Kathy Kimbray ! Kathy Kimbray is a YA author from Australia.​ After graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney,...
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Tiffany Engler
I love this cover and I absolutely love what this book is about. Can't wait to read it!!
Saturday, 01 June 2019 15:13
Jessica Chillcott
Sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read this book
Monday, 03 June 2019 09:35
Irma Jurejevčič
I am in love with this cover and the synopsis sounds so good that I've already 1-clicked this book. I'm so excited to read it. *fi... Read More
Saturday, 08 June 2019 05:14
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Author Chat with Bethany Wicker (The Genie Dagger), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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  Today we're excited to chat with Bethany Wicker author of The Genie Dagger.  Read on for more about Bethany, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Bethany Wicker ! Bethany Wicker lives in Louisiana and is a mother, wife, avid reader, and coffee lover. She has a...
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Kylie
I am not only looking forward to this book, but your future Beauty and the Beast retelling!
Sunday, 31 March 2019 00:25
Mary Carney
It's a beautiful cover. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
Tuesday, 02 April 2019 16:35
Penny Olson
The cover is bright and exciting. The story sounds like a fun adventure.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:47
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Author Chat with Julien Jamar (The Fontre), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Julien Jamar author of The Fontre.  Read on for more about Julien, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet Julien Jamar ! Julien was born in 1980 and spent the first few years of her life traveling through America with her...
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Julie Holden
Love the sunset look on the cover & definitely want to read it!
Friday, 01 March 2019 09:57
Danielle Hammelef
I like the cover and the synopsis sounds exciting!
Monday, 11 March 2019 14:56
Debra Branigan
The cover is quite atmospheric and the synopsis sounds intriguing. Congratulations on the book.
Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:33
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