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Rootless Blog Tour Kick Off! (Plus International Giveaway)

Rootless Blog Tour Kick Off! (Plus International Giveaway)
Rootless by Chris Howard
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Today we're kicking off the ROOTLESS Blog Tour! 14 days of exclusive interviews, vlogs, and music downloads, plus each day gives you a chance to win ROOTLESS swag! (Details about the giveaway below.) I had the privilege of reading ROOTLESS several weeks ago, and the book has stuck with me ever...
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Christina Franke, Staff
Heck yes, Cowboy Bebop as an inspiration! This takes my excitement and ramps it up! I looked through the inspiration board on Pint... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2012 11:25
Christina Franke, Staff
Oh and for a question....what's your favorite Bebop episode?
Monday, 29 October 2012 11:25
YABC
I don't really have a question for Christ at the moment, but I want to say that ROOTLESS is fantastic. I'm so, so excited about it... Read More
Monday, 29 October 2012 17:47
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Trailer Time: REACHED by Ally Condie

Trailer Time: REACHED by Ally Condie
Hello Fellow Traders, The Rising is coming.  No one can stop it, not even the Society.  We need to help spread the word of their mission to everyone as quickly as possible!  Here's how you can help: Watch the REACHED trailer. (Team Xander, you WANT to see this.)  Embed the REACHED...
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The Rootless Blog Tour is Coming!

The Rootless Blog Tour is Coming!
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We're so excited to be kicking off the ROOTLESS Blog Tour on Monday, October 29th! If you haven't heard about ROOTLESS , here's what it's about: 17-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using salvaged scrap metal, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although...
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Help Cassia Cross Over

Help Cassia Cross Over
Hello Fellow Traders, Our challenge this week is to help Cassia as she crosses over from the safety of the only world ever she's known into the dangerous territory of The Carving. Unsure of what her journey into the Outer Provinces will bring, she hopes to find Ky but she may...
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A first time visitor here and I'd like to say what a great blog you have - interesting, informative and fun, I've really enjoyed m... Read More
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 08:52
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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Charmed Vengeance + Giveaway (International)

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Charmed Vengeance + Giveaway (International)
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Today is my birthday! And what better way to celebrate than to share the delicious steampunk cover of Suzanne Lazear's CHARMED VENGEANCE with you? Before we get to the steampunk goodness, here's a message from Suzanne: Hi everyone! I’m super excited to share with you the cover for CHARMED VENGEANCE, the...
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Gillian Berry
That cover is AWESOME. Totally steampunk adventurous. Definitely makes me want to read it!
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:11
YABC
Love the cover! It's awesome!
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:29
YABC
It's awesome, Suzi!! What a great, great cover!! Charlene Sands
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:48
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Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!

Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!
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We asked Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator , "Have you ever experienced paranormal activity?" Here's what she had to say: Writing about Violet, the teenage ghost hunter in  Spookygirl : Paranormal Investigator , nets me lots of questions about ghosts -- especially whether I've ever seen one. Sadly, I haven't...
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alicia marie
I haven't ever experienced any paranormal activity and that's probably a good thing. I think I would probably freak out if I ever ... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:31
Tammy Sparks
Yes I have! When I was working in a theater during college, I heard someone wearing a long, swishy skirt walk past me, but there w... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 13:41
Holly Letson
Yes, I have. When I was a child, we lived in a haunted house. My brother and I would talk to the ghosts. Other people were so scar... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 15:54
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Exclusive Cover Reveal + US Giveaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Exclusive Cover Reveal + US Giveaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
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We're so pleased to share the cover for  April Genevieve Tucholke's Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea . It has to be one of my favorite covers of the year!  But before we show you the pretty, here's a message from April: Hey there, YABC. Here be the cover...
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Gillian Berry
That cover is flipping gorgeous. I LOVE the font. Creepy and romantic and unsettling all at the same time.
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:11
YABC
I've loved April's synopsis since I first read it a while back, and this haunting, beautiful cover just seals the deal. I must hav... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:24
YABC
The cover is freaking amazing. I'm in awe.
Monday, 15 October 2012 12:36
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Rise Up!

Rise Up!
Hello Fellow Traders, The Rising needs new recruits to help build up the rebel forces if we're going to take down The Society. Will YOU Rise Up to the challenge?  Go to the Matched Trilogy Facebook page and tell all of your friends to do the same! Be sure to check...
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Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today

Survey Finds Bullying to Be the Most Important Issue Facing Teens Today
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  Harlequin TEEN and The Jed Foundation’s Love is Louder survey finds bullying issues more acute than drinking and teen pregnancy   78% of teens say bullying remains worse than parents realize 70% of teens and young women say they have been bullied 69% say they do not bully others, yet...
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Exclusive Cover Reveal: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

Exclusive Cover Reveal: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
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We are very excited to bring you another cover reveal this week! This time we're revealing WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds and The Rivals . Here's a message from Daisy: Hi YABC! And welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for WHEN YOU WERE HERE! I'm...
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YABC
I love this book!!! And I think the cover is gorgeous and really represents the beauty of the book. You are all going to LOVE it!!... Read More
Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:12
alicia marie
I LOVE the cover! And, this sounds like it's going to be an awesome book!!
Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:32
Ileana Alvarado
I have always, ALWAYS love Daisy Whitney's book cover!! This ones are really, really beautiful!
Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:05
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