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Spotlight on Thief Of Cahraman (Lucy Tempest), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Thief Of Cahraman  by Lucy Tempest.  Read on for more about Lucy and her book, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Lucy Tempest ! With one foot in reality and the other one lodged firmly in fantasy, Lucy Tempest has been spinning tales...
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Belinda Clemons
this book sounds so good I love the concept and really hope to be one of the lucky winners
Saturday, 09 February 2019 17:44
Julie Holden
Gorgeous cover; love the gold framing! Really want to read this!
Friday, 01 March 2019 08:54
Penny Olson
The cover is beautiful and I really like the premise.
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 14:18
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Spotlight on Acadia Files (Katie Coppens), Plus Guest Post!

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Today we're excited to spotlight The Acadia Files by Katie Coppens! Read on for more about Katie, plus a guest post!           Meet Katie Coppens ! Katie Coppens lives in Maine with her husband and two children. She is an award winning middle school teacher and the...
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Spotlight on Only A Breath Apart (Katie McGarry), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Only A Breath Apart  by Katie McGarry.  Read on for more about Katie and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Katie McGarry ! Katie is the author of the PUSHING THE LIMITS series, THUNDER ROAD series, SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER...
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Dianna G.
I've seen this book cover at least 3 times today -- it's so cute and dreamy. I love books with paranormal themes like this. Def... Read More
Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:05
Debra Branigan
Your cover is lovely and your storyline will attract your readers. I can't wait to read this one. Good luck with your novel.... Read More
Sunday, 27 January 2019 15:55
Tiffany Engler
I love this cover!! Can't wait for this book!
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:04
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Spotlight on R. Caine High School: Books 1-3 (Victoria Danann), Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight R Caine High School: Books 1-3  by Victoria Danann! Read on for more about Victoria, plus a guest post, and giveaway!            Meet  Victoria Danann !     Website  *  Facebook  *  Twitter  *  Instagram           Meet R. Caine...
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Penny Olson
The cover and synopsis are both really fun and dramatic.
Monday, 04 February 2019 17:34
Debra Branigan
The cover is interesting and will capture the attention of YA readers. I read a middle school novel along the same lines (Gods sen... Read More
Saturday, 09 February 2019 15:45
Erin
Oh WOW!!!! This sounds like a crazy cool concept for an incredible series!! I am so anticipating reading these books!! This would ... Read More
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:22
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Author Chat with J Mercer (Triplicity), Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with J Mercer (Triplicity), Plus Giveaway!



  Today we're excited to chat with J Mercer author of Triplicity .  Read on for more about J Mercer and her, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet  J Mercer ! J Mercer grew up in Wisconsin where she walked home from school with her head in...
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Debra Branigan
The cover fits perfectly and the storyline is intriguing. Would like to read this one.
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 12:31
Christy DuBois
I like that the synopsis gives me enough information to be interested in reading this book yet doesn't give anything away. It soun... Read More
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 01:39
Jayda
The cover is so simple yet unique, and the story sounds amazing.
Saturday, 12 January 2019 18:59
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Author Chat with Carey Anne Farrell (Forward March), Plus Giveaway!

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  Today we're excited to chat with Carey Anne Farrell author of Forward March .  Read on for more about Carey and her book, an interview, plus an giveaway!          Meet  Carey Anne Farrell !   Carey Anne Farrell writes, teaches, makes music, and co-hosts the podcast Go...
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Dianna G.
I love that this is a book about BAND kids. Adding it to my daughter's Christmas list right now!
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:39
John
What a fun cover! I expect this book will teach me all there is to know about marching bands!
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:30
Debra Branigan
The cover is very nice. The storyline will attract your YA readers. Good luck with the novel.
Sunday, 16 December 2018 21:34
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Spotlight on The XY (Virginia Bergin), Excerpt, and Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The XY  by Virginia Bergin.  Read on for more about Virginia and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway!            Meet  Virginia Bergin ! Virginia Bergin is the author of H2O, which The Horn Book Magazine called “Inspiring.” She lives in Bristol (UK). Visit her...
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Emily
This sounds so good!!!!
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 13:16
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Author Chat with Julieanne Lynch (Beneath The Lighthouse), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Julieanne Lynch, author of  Beneath The Lighthouse . Read on for more about Julieanne and her book, plus a giveaway!        Meet Julieanne Lynch !  Julieanne Lynch is an author of both YA and Adult novels. Julieanne was born in Northern Ireland, but...
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Debra Branigan
One of the most gorgeous covers I've seen. YA readers will be attracted to this for sure. The storyline sounds suspenseful. It's h... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2018 19:22
Seji
Wow this cover is creepy, but I love it! Also a book about depression is something I would love to read, the story is very interes... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:22
Becky Pennington
Loving this cover! It is creepy great! Can't wait to read this book!
Monday, 19 November 2018 21:53
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Spotlight on What They Don't Know by Nicole Maggi, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  What They Don't Know  by Nicole Maggi.  Read on for more about Nicole and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!    Meet Nicole Maggi!     Nicole Maggi wrote her first story in third grade about a rainbow and a unicorn. After working as an...
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Dianna G.
Sounds like an intense story. The cover looks like an old photograph.
Saturday, 27 October 2018 21:09
Precious J Hernandez
That excerpt has me hooked!
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 04:14
Nancy Hernandez
The title has me intrigued and the cover I love it.
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 18:53
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Spotlight on Don't Call Me Crazy (Kelly Jensen), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  (Don't) Call Me Crazy   by Kelly Jensen!  Read on for more about Kelly and her book, plus an giveaway!        Meet  (Don't) Call Me Crazy ! Who’s Crazy?   What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when...
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Kara S
The cover is okay, but the authors included and the theme of the anthology are top-notch, IMHO! Thanks for this chance to win -- ... Read More
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:02
Alyssa Annico
It's so important to have open conversations about mental health. This book looks and sounds perfect to start that dialogue!... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2018 12:35
Marisa Fort
I like the cartoons on the cover, the synopsis sounds amazing! So needed!
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:06
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