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Giveaway: Can You Keep a Secret by RL Stine (US Only)

Giveaway: Can You Keep a Secret by RL Stine (US Only)

​Can You Keep a Secret?​ ​by R.L. Stine ​ Release Date:  April 12, 2016​   About the Book ​The fourth book in the re-launch of R.L. Stine's Fear Street series, which sold 80 million copies around the world, making it one of the bestselling young adult series of all time R.L....
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Amber Dunigan
I grew up with fear street books. They were my all time favorites. Would love to read this and pass on my love of them to my son.... Read More
Friday, 18 March 2016 20:11
Kara S
This sounds like another R.L. Stine hit -- I love his books! Thanks, Kara S
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:29
Linda Romer
The Fear Street Series sounds great ♡ I love the cover, it's super scary! Thank you
Saturday, 26 March 2016 20:14
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Giveaway: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn (US Only)

Giveaway: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn (US Only)
COMPLICIT   by Stephanie Kuehn Release Date: March 15, 2016   About the Book Two years ago, fifteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor's fancy horse barn. The whole town did. Because Crazy Cate Henry used...
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Kara S
I can't resist a well-written psychological thriller -- can't wait to read this! Thanks, Kara S
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:38
Linda Romer
Complicit sounds like an exciting read and I think the cover is awesome ♡ Thank you
Saturday, 26 March 2016 17:25
stephanie bondlow
This sounds like a good keep you up at night thriller.
Sunday, 03 April 2016 22:57
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Giveaway: The Last Girl by Joe Hart (US Only)

Giveaway: The Last Girl by Joe Hart (US Only)

The Last Girl Author/Illustrator: Joe Hart Release Date: March 1, 2016   About the Book A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years...
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Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is great- it looks VERY intense- which is exactly how the synopsis sounds!
Sunday, 20 March 2016 00:11
Linda Romer
The Last Girl sounds exciting, looking forward to reading this book. Thank you I love the cover ♡
Saturday, 26 March 2016 11:07
Sharon Kaminski
I think the cover and synopsis fit very well together. The cover makes me want to read the book and is an incentive to buy.... Read More
Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:57
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Giveaway: Lois Lane - Double Down by Gwenda Bond (US Only)

Giveaway: Lois Lane - Double Down by Gwenda Bond (US Only)

  Lois Lane:  Double Down by Gwenda Bond Release Date: May 1, 2016   About the Book Lois Lane has settled in to her new school. She has friends, for maybe the first time in her life. She has a job that challenges her. And her friendship is growing with SmallvilleGuy,...
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Kara S
The cover design is awesome -- definitely one of a kind! Thanks! -- Kara S
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:33
Hannah
Love the cover!
Friday, 25 March 2016 00:50
Linda Romer
Lois Lane Double Down sounds exciting, I would love to read this book ♡ the cover is awesome! Thank you
Friday, 25 March 2016 15:38
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Giveaway: Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost (International)

Giveaway: Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost (International)


Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost Release Date: April 5, 2016   About the Book The future is bright for 16-year-old Ava Holland and the residents of Evereach. They don’t have to worry about old age or even getting sick. In their world, humans regenerate, heal, and live for hundreds of...
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Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is lovely! But the synopsis is what drew me in- I am SO fascinated by the idea of immortality- and what lengths people w... Read More
Saturday, 19 March 2016 22:35
Kimya B. Neverson
This book has been on my TBR list since it came out and it looks so good!! The cover looks great and the synopsis sounds great as ... Read More
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 13:38
Maggie
This looks amazing! I really love the synopsis because it makes the book sound really interesting and the cover is beautiful... Read More
Thursday, 24 March 2016 13:42
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Giveaway & Excerpt: Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway & Excerpt: Dreaming of Antigone by Robin Bridges (US & Canada Only)


DREAMING OF ANTIGONE by Robin Bridges Release Date: March 29, 2016   About the Book "I can't ever be the blazing star that Iris was. I'm still just a cold, dark satellite orbiting a star that went super nova." Andria's twin sister, Iris, had adoring friends, a cool boyfriend, a wicked...
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Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is GORGEOUS- I love any book cover with stars and skies on it But the synopsis sounds incredible and so, so moving and... Read More
Sunday, 20 March 2016 00:05
Kara S
The cover is gorgeous, and I think the title is particularly charming! Thanks, Kara S
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:24
Emese Szalai
The cover is beautiful!
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:24
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Giveaway: Great Falls by Steve Watkins (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Great Falls by Steve Watkins (US & Canada Only)

Great Falls by Steve Watkins On sale 4/26/16   About the Book One brother home from war. The other desperate to save him. A gripping journey together to the river's end. Shane has always worshiped his big brother, Jeremy. But three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken their toll, and...
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Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is fabulous, but it's the synopsis that pulls me in. I think it's really so important to discuss the ramifications of wa... Read More
Saturday, 19 March 2016 21:50
Kara S
This story sounds so exciting; this is a must-read for me! Thanks for the chance to win. Cheers, Kara S
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:21
Susan T.
I was instantly attracted to the cover because of the canoe paddles! I love canoeing and I think that if your life needs a transfo... Read More
Friday, 25 March 2016 16:04
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Top 5 Experiences That Inadvertently Prepared KC Held to Write HOLDING COURT, Plus Giveaway!

Top 5 Experiences That Inadvertently Prepared KC Held to Write HOLDING COURT, Plus Giveaway!









  1. I spent a summer working in a castle. In college I had a summer internship in textile conservation at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. I also wrote my senior thesis on the castle’s decorative arts collection, so when I wasn’t working on restoring medieval tapestries I got to...
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Kaitlin Gillespie
I loved hearing about your 5 experiences. It was hilarious and I want to hear more about them. (Did getting tasered hurt really ba... Read More
Monday, 28 March 2016 15:41
K.C. Held
Thanks, Kaitlin! Getting tasered was definitely a shocking experience. ... Read More
Monday, 18 April 2016 12:46
alyssa
This book seems soooooooooo funny! and the experiences are funny too! I truly related to working in a castle (well i worked next ... Read More
Saturday, 02 April 2016 16:28
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: How to Make Out by Brianna R. Shrum + Giveaway (US and Intl)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: How to Make Out by Brianna R. Shrum + Giveaway (US and Intl)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for HOW TO MAKE OUT by Brianna R. Shrum, releasing September 6, 2016 from Sky Pony Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Brianna: Hey YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for HOW TO MAKE...
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Shannon Mizikoski
The cover is ADORABLE and the story sounds so cute too! Thanks so much for the chance ... Read More
Sunday, 20 March 2016 00:11
Linda Romer
How to make out sounds great ♡ And I live the fun cover! Thank you
Thursday, 24 March 2016 12:12
stephanie bondlow
That is a pretty great cover for coming off of Pinterest! I love the story, and it is so important for young girls to stay authent... Read More
Sunday, 03 April 2016 02:42
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Spotlight: The Art of Not Breathing, Plus Giveaway

Spotlight: The Art of Not Breathing, Plus Giveaway



Today we're putting a spotlight on Sarah Alexander's soon-to-be released novel,  The Art of Not Breathing . Read on for more about Sarah, her novel, an excerpt from the book, plus a giveaway!     Meet Sarah Alexander! Sarah Alexander  completed an MA in creative writing at Birkbeck College with distinction....
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Kara S
I like the combination of the family dealing with grief and a mystery story! Cheers, Kara S
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:17
Linda Romer
The art of not breathing sounds like a good read ♡ Thank you
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:25
alyssa
This seems about moving on about the past, about letting go of he things that holds one back and being free. The cover looks great... Read More
Saturday, 02 April 2016 16:14
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