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Giveaway: Insurgent Collector's Edition (US Only)

Giveaway: Insurgent Collector's Edition (US Only)
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We have a very special, very fleeting, giveaway opportunity for you! One lucky US winner will win this lovely Collector's Edition of INSURGENT by Veronica Roth!  How do you enter to win? It's easy! All you have to do is vote for our fabulous YABC Editor, Erica Haglund, in this competition...
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YABC
Good luck, Erica! I've been voting for you! Hope you win, because you're an awesome blogger ... Read More
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 16:27
Jen
I vote for you every day Erica! *fingers crossed*
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 16:41
YABC
I'll be voting for you everyday! Good luck! (:
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 20:21
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Giving Thanks: Win an International Prize Pack from Sarah Skilton


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Today we have a special Thanksgiving-themed giveaway for you to enter. Sarah Skilton, author of BRUISED ( March 5th, 2013 by Amulet/Abrams ), would love to thank the authors who've blurbed her book by giving away copies of their latest works, as well as an ARC of BRUISED. Before we get to...
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YABC
Thank you for the giveaway!! Imogen has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Monday, 19 November 2012 12:26
YABC
Tae Kwon Do. Thanks for the contest!
Monday, 19 November 2012 13:53
YABC
Tae Kwon Do. Awesome giveaway!!
Monday, 19 November 2012 14:15
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Cover Reveal: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson + Giveaway (International)

Cover Reveal: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson + Giveaway (International)
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Today we're hosting the cover reveal for INSOMNIA by J.R. Johansson!  Let me tell you, this cover is CREEPTASTIC. I can't wait to hear what you think of it! Before we get to the goods, here's a message from Jenn: Hello YABC! Welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for INSOMNIA! I...
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Vivien
Love the creepy cover!!
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:06
YABC
I'm not a fan of the font and placement of the text on the right, but the black pinwheel effect around the eye is cool.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:06
YABC
This is so amazing! I love it
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:16
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It's REACHED Day!

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  Fellow Traders, Success has been REACHED! Celebrate the release of the highly anticipated final chapter in the Matched trilogy by grabbing your copy today! You can participate in REACHED day on Facebook , Twitter & Tumblr too. Here's my review:   All has been sorted...and I'm still Team Kyander. I...
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Rootless Blog Tour: Reader Q&A + Last Chance to Enter the Giveaway!




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Today is the final stop on the ROOTLESS Blog Tour! Thanks so much to those who followed along. We've enjoyed industry interviews, behind the scenes scoops, recipes, even ROOTLESS inspired music for download. It's been a great tour! For those just joining us, you can start from the beginning here . ...
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YABC
Wow great questions...my fav was Chris' response about naming Banyan. ... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 10:04
YABC
I loved learning how Chris came up with Banyan's name too. And how he got his agent and publisher. What an awesome way to do it.... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 12:42
YABC
Thanks for taking the time to answer all our questions Chris!! and many thanks to the wonderful bloggers that made this blog-tour ... Read More
Sunday, 11 November 2012 15:11
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Live Author Chat with Darynda Jones This Wednesday!


On Wednesday, November 7th, join us back here for a live chat with Darynda Jones, author of DEATH AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR! There will be a trivia contest, as always, with lots of great prizes. Chat starts at 9pm EASTERN. Get your questions ready! <a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=0b55207878" >Live Author Chat with...
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YABC
Sounds like fun! I LOVED Death and the Girl Next Door and I adore the lovely Darynda Jones! ... Read More
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 15:49
YABC
I love you Darynda!!!!
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 19:45
YABC
What is the history of your own first name?
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 21:21
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Matched Short Story Contest + Prizes!

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  Hello Traders, Insiders tell us The Rising has been watching and they're impressed with your dedication to their cause. The Archivists, however, still need to proof that you are able to see the true value of the Artifacts we treasure and use for trade. Show your loyalty by going to...
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Giveaway: Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos (US or Canada)

Giveaway: Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos (US or Canada)
How do you find someone who doesn't want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel. Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he's in control. And she...
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Jasmine L. Albitos
The music in the book trailer is by Sleeping at Last, "Intermission". Thank you for this awesome giveaway!
Thursday, 01 November 2012 18:23
Jill
Sleeping at Last and I LOVE the trailer
Thursday, 01 November 2012 18:32
MrsErica Beaton
Sleeping at Last. Thanks for the giveaway!
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:35
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Giveaway: Diverse Energies (US Only)

Giveaway: Diverse Energies (US Only)
“No one can doubt that the wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men. No one can doubt that cooperation in the pursuit of knowledge must lead to freedom of...
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MrsErica Beaton
As a history teacher, I've been talking with my students about the parallels between the past and today. We notice similar trends ... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:37
Lauren Giova Dixon
Polluted and over-populated!
Friday, 02 November 2012 11:35
YABC
Very crowded like New York City!!
Friday, 02 November 2012 15:19
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Giveaway: REBEL HEART By Moira Young (US Only)

Giveaway: REBEL HEART By Moira Young (US Only)
DUST LANDS: REBEL HEART By Moira Young     About  Rebel Heart   Nothing is certain and no one is safe in the second book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.” It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue...
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Jonathan
Love this series! The cover is awesome!
Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:18
YABC
I think I like the original cover for Blood Red Road the best, but these new ones aren't bad. They look more like mainstream YA co... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:02
YABC
Excited for this! I loved Young's world-building in Blood Red Road, and I'm hoping the history is explained more elaborately in th... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:37
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