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Video Chat with Myra McEntire

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Hey everyone! Welcome to another stop on the Timepiece Blog Tour!  If you haven't yet heard about Timepiece , the sequel to Hourglass by Myra McEntire, here's a taste of what it's about: A threat from the past could destroy the future. Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to...
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Been desperately waiting on this book since I read Hourglass this June. One of my favorite books of 2012!
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:06
Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer
So excited for everyone to read TIMEPIECE. And the school visit story = amazing! ... Read More
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:30
OH. MY GOODNESS. That school story. xD Dear biscuits, that's so awful and wonderful all at the same time! MY high school would've ... Read More
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 13:30
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The Letter Q Giveaway

  Enter to win one of five copies of The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves  from Scholastic!   In this anthology, sixty-four award-winning authors and illustrators such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline, Woodson, Terrence McNally, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin, make imaginative journeys into their...
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Looks like an awesome book! I would LOVE to win it!
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:09
As a teacher I'm super interested in this book!
Friday, 01 June 2012 15:35
Finding about authors hidden lives help you figure out why they write.
Friday, 01 June 2012 22:52
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Tokyo Heist Giveaway

  Enter to win one of five signed copies of TOKYO HEIST by Diana Renn! The perfect mystery for fans of Ally Carter's Heist Society . 

When sixteen-year-old Violet agrees to spend the summer with her father, an up-and-coming artist in Seattle, she has no idea what she's walking into. Her father's...
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I have! My brother in Germany got married the year I graduated so as a celebration for both events my mother extended our vacation... Read More
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:01
Vincent van Gogh I haven't seen any but I would love to! ... Read More
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:02
Kaye M.
Vincent van Gogh - and yes, I've seen them. TOO MANY TIMES. My brother went on an art kick last year. >
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:07
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Devine Intervention Giveaway

  Enter to win a signed copy of DEVINE INTERVENTION plus awesome swag! There is a great legend of the guardian angel who traveled across time and space for the human girl he loved, slaying those who would threaten her with a gleaming sword made of heavenly light. This is not...
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be able to carry me with him when he flies!
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:08
Taylor Zebrowski
If I had a guardian angel I hope he would be adorable
Friday, 01 June 2012 15:30
Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
If I had a guardian angel, I hope he’d sing me Lynard Skynard like Heidi's does! That sounds awesome! Or sing some hardcore rap so... Read More
Friday, 01 June 2012 17:12
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Trailer Tuesday: Escape from Camp 14

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived. North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and...
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Wow, looks amazing. Thanks for the recommendation!!!!
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 02:29
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Rootless Cover Reveal!

  I've been working with Chris for a long time now, preparing for this cover reveal, and I've been on pins and needles waiting to see the final cover. It finally arrived in my inbox this morning and... I may have squealed. More than a bit. ;-) Click here to view it!    ...
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This cover is brilliant, really unusual! I can see why you did loads of squealing!!
Saturday, 16 June 2012 15:38
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Trailer Tuesday: Hemlock and No Safety in Numbers

This week we have trailers for Hemlock and No Safety in Numbers. Which do you prefer, based on the trailers?                           Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock Release Date: May 8, 2012 Read and write reviews on this title here!   No...
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Introducing YABC Indie!

I have some good news and bad news. Good news: YABC's traffic continues to grow by leaps and bounds each month. We are seeing incredible numbers and the YABC Community continues to grow each day. This is AWESOME.   More good news : Because we're growing so quickly, we're receiving hundreds...
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1) Yay for ALL OF THIS!! 2) Not gonna tell you how long it took me before I saw the "Indie" link on the navbar *insert Jeopardy th... Read More
Thursday, 17 May 2012 09:09
MG Buehrlen
Ha! I've hidden it well from you. ;-)
Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:14
CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
This is fabulous exposure for our indie titles! So many really amazing books are coming out from indie presses, and this gives us ... Read More
Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:21
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New to YABC? Here's How to Begin

Why should you start posting your reviews on and ? To win awesome books, that's why! (And to voice your opinion on your favorite -- and not so favorite -- books in our ever-growing community. But that goes without saying, right?) Back to the winning. There are  THREE super...
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The YABC Blog Has Moved!

That's right, the YABC Blog is moving from its old blogspot location to right here on This way, all the latest YABC info will be located in one handy place, so you won't have to check out two different sites to get all the latest news and updates. We'll be...
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Megan Kelly
Happy Moving Day!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:22
MG Buehrlen
To celebrate, I've even moved YABC offices. So there really IS taping and boxing and using dollies with much frivolity! ... Read More
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:39
Megan Kelly
Let the wild rumpus begin!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:53
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