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Spotlight on August and Everything by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  August and Everything  by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski!  Read on for more about Jennifer and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!    Meet Jennifer Salvato Doktorski!       Jennifer Salvato Doktorski is the author of three YA novels and is a freelance nonfiction writer. Her...
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Spotlight on YouTube Stars Zach King & PopularMMOs' New Graphic Novels, Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Zach King: The Magical Mix-Up  by Zach King!  Read on for more about Zach and his book, plus a giveaway!    Meet Zach King!    Zach King is a twenty-six-year-old filmmaker who creates videos with a hint of “magic.” With more than 25 million followers across...
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John
I think the covers look fun, and these sound quite adventuresome!
Thursday, 03 May 2018 22:08
Erin
I love how colorful and FUN these books look! Also these are books that my daughter is at the perfect age to enjoy! Fingers crosse... Read More
Saturday, 19 May 2018 20:33
Penny Olson
The cover is colorful and fun and the story sounds like it will of great interest to middle schoolers.
Monday, 28 May 2018 23:26
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Spotlight on Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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oday we're excited to spotlight  Bring Me Their Hearts  by Sara Wolf!  Read on for more about Sara and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!    Meet Sara Wolf!     Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she...
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Julie Holden
The cover is beautiful, love the lettering & I can't wait to read it!!! ???
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 11:56
Davianna Nieto
That cover slays! And the synopsis sounds very intriguing!
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 17:37
John
The cover has an excellent red dress for sword fighting! I hope our heroine can save the day!
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 21:25
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Spotlight on Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue by Jeff Seymour, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue  by Jeff Seymour!  Read on for more about Jeff and his book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!    Meet Jeff Seymour!   Jeff Seymour makes his middle-grade debut with Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue. In addition to writing speculative...
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John
The cover has cool cloudships! I like the sound of a world where ships can fly--it must be those new balsa-wood galleons!
Thursday, 26 April 2018 22:08
Julie Daniels
This sounds really good! I loved the excerpt. And the cover reminds me of my favorite childhood books. I would love to read this o... Read More
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 07:11
Danielle Hammelef
The cover is fun and the synopsis sounds packed with adventure and fun to read about pirates.
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 18:50
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Spotlight on Who Are You, Trudy Herman? by B.E. Beck, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Who Are You, Trudy Herman?  by B.E. Beck!  Read on for more about B.E. and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!    Meet B.E. Beck!     B. E. Beck is an educator and writer. She taught at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, before moving...
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Kara S
The cover is nothing special, but the storyline is! I am eager to read. THanks! --Kara S
Friday, 04 May 2018 13:06
Julie Daniels
Wow! This excerpt moved to me to tears. I love WWII Historical Fiction and this one sounds original and truly amazing. I can't wai... Read More
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 05:29
Danielle Hammelef
The cover matches this emotional book well. I love the premise and historical fiction.
Sunday, 20 May 2018 10:20
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Spotlight on Rewind by Carolyn O’Doherty, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Rewind  by Carolyn O'Doherty!  Read on for more about Carolyn and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!    Meet Carolyn O'Doherty!   Carolyn O'Doherty received her MFA from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two...
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Dianna G.
The cover has such a feeling of movement - love it! I'm intrigued by the summary.
Friday, 20 April 2018 20:16
Julie Daniels
Wow! Just from the excerpt this is so fast-paced and atmospheric! I can't wait to see where the story takes Alex. I love the inter... Read More
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 05:38
Marisa Fort
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!!
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:28
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Spotlight on The Window by Amelia Brunskill, Plus Excerpt!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  The Window  by Amelia Brunskill!  Read on for more about Amelia and her book, plus an excerpt!    Meet Amelia Brunskill!   AMELIA BRUNSKILL lives in Chicago with her husband and her dog, Max the corgi. She is a librarian who drinks excessive amounts of tea...
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Spotlight on Love and War by Melissa de la Cruz, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  Love and War  by Melissa de la Cruz!  Read on for more about Melissa and her book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!      Meet Melissa de la Cruz!     Melissa de la Cruz is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publishers Weekly and #1...
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John
I suspect from the cover that true love will be somewhat thwarted! This does sound like a sizzling sequel!
Thursday, 12 April 2018 22:06
Kara S
The cover is simple and attractive. The synopsis is compelling, and I am a big fan of this author!
Friday, 13 April 2018 19:14
Candice Gigous
The cover is pretty and matches the first book. The synopsis is very intriguing. I have liked other books by this author and I rea... Read More
Saturday, 14 April 2018 03:31
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Spotlight on Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales Audiobook, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight the audiobook for  Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales !  Read on for more, plus an audio excerpt & giveaway!    Meet the Audiobook! HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S FAIRY TALES Read for you by F. MURRAY ABRAHAM with EDOARDO BALLERINI MARISSA CALIN CYNTHIA DARLOW,  ARI FLIAKOS,  DION GRAHAM, ...
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Spotlight on How You Ruined My Life by Jeff Strand, Plus Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to spotlight  How You Ruined My Life  by Jeff Strand!  Read on for more about Jeff and his book, plus an excerpt & giveaway!    Meet Jeff Strand!     Jeff Strand has written more than twenty books and is a four-time nominee of the Bram Stoker Award....
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wendy rinebold
This book sounds really fun and I love the cover.
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 21:08
Julie Holden
I like the cover as it makes me want to know what the book is about. Sounds like a fun read!
Thursday, 03 May 2018 07:40
Julie Holden
The expiration for this book giveaway is under 5/6 but it already says it's over on the rafflecopter? It's 5/3... ?
Thursday, 03 May 2018 07:44
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