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Take Your 'Beautiful Creature' Out on a Valentine's Date!

Take Your 'Beautiful Creature' Out on a Valentine's Date!
Need a Valentine's Day date idea? Grab your significant other (aka Beautiful Creature) and head to the theater to see the movie adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's bestselling book which hits theaters nationwide TODAY! Here's a look at the trailer: Here's a taste of what you can expect from...
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Looking for a Storybook Romance this Valentine's Day?

The Reece Malcolm List
Hooked
Love is All You Need
Falling for You
Salvation
Wicked Jealous
Such a Rush
Temptation
My Life Next Door
Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Feeling the love this Valentine's Day? Here's a list of some contemporary romance reads to get inspired about future loves to come, or find ways to make your relationship a literal storybook romance. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding Hooked by Liz Fichera Love is All You Need by Deb...
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Sasha Shamblen
I loved my life next door, I havent read the rest
Thursday, 14 March 2013 18:36
Sasha Shamblen
i really like all of these covers
Thursday, 14 March 2013 18:37
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Cover Reveal: Deception by CJ Redwine (plus international giveaway!)

Cover Reveal: Deception by CJ Redwine (plus international giveaway!)
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We were thrilled to host the cover reveal of CJ Redwine's DEFIANCE last year, and now we're thrilled to bring you the cover of the sequel, DECEPTION. But before we get to the goods, here's a message from CJ: Hello YABC! I’m so excited to reveal the cover for DECEPTION, the...
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YABC
WOW! I love it! The background... is amazing, like a huge storm is coming and the model is gorgeous! Defiance is stunning in perso... Read More
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:06
YABC
That is awesome and very pretty!
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:06
Daisy Richeson
That cover is amazing! Love the cuff on her arm. Can't wait to read!
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 12:06
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Looking for a Book to Read? Grab These Recent Award Winners!

Looking for a Book to Read? Grab These Recent Award Winners!
One and Only Ivan
Splendors and Glooms
Bomb
Three Times Lucky
In Darkness
Aristotle and Dante
Code Name Verity
Dodger
The White Bicycle
The American Library Association just had its midwinter conference in Seattle. Monday brought some big award reveals, so if you're looking for a suggestion or two on a new book to read, check out one of these recent award winners! John Newbery Medal Winner: The One and Only Ivan  by Katherine...
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Sasha Shamblen
Code Name Verify looks really good
Thursday, 14 March 2013 18:39
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Giveaway: Writing with a Heavy Heart (International)

Giveaway: Writing with a Heavy Heart (International)
Writing With a Heavy Heart: Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction By Denise Jaden, author of Losing Faith and Never Enough Release Date: October 1, 2012 In her first non-fiction book, Denise Jaden explores the stages and outlets of grief and how to implement them into your fiction to...
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Kristina Vo
Engaging conflict is one of the elements of fiction.
Sunday, 03 February 2013 00:42
YABC
One of the main elements of fiction is engaging conflict.
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 12:05
Rachael
Engaging conflict is one of the elements of fiction
Monday, 11 February 2013 22:27
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Giveaway: Wasteland (US & Canada)

Giveaway: Wasteland (US & Canada)
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WASTELAND By Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan Release Date: March 26, 2013 Welcome to the Wasteland. Where all the adults are long gone, and now no one lives past the age of nineteen. Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan’s post-apocalyptic debut is the first of a trilogy in which everyone is forced...
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Vivien
Sounds like a promising read
Friday, 01 February 2013 21:29
YABC
Looks like a great read. The premise is hot!
Friday, 01 February 2013 21:34
Diana
Looks interesting.
Friday, 01 February 2013 22:07
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Giveaway: Order of Darkness: Changeling (US Only)

Giveaway: Order of Darkness: Changeling (US Only)
ORDER OF DARKNESS: CHANGELING By Philippa Gregory (Released January 1, 2013)   About the book Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of this first in a four-book teen series from the #1 bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl. The year is 1453 and all signs point...
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Kierra
I do like the first cover better mainly because it has more color. Although, this cover is simply and beautiful. I kind of like bo... Read More
Friday, 01 February 2013 12:40
Aimee Kasper
I love how the light green font stands out against the white cover. Simple but powerful.
Friday, 01 February 2013 14:49
Susan Light
Big change. I didn't realize it was the same book at first.
Friday, 01 February 2013 17:47
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Giveaway: The Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need (US/Canada)

Giveaway: The Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need (US/Canada)
The Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need by Lauren Metz (Releases on  3/5/13)   For most teens, prom night is the biggest night of their high school lives. Some things (like who makes out with whom, and who gets voted prom queen) can’t be planned for; but for everything...
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YABC
I haven't gone to prom yet, but I look forward to the memories (:
Friday, 01 February 2013 18:17
YABC
I haven't gone yet, but I think it'll be fun to dress up
Sunday, 03 February 2013 11:27
YABC
going with friends
Sunday, 03 February 2013 15:30
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Interview with Lisa M. Basso, Author of A Shimmer of Angels

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Lisa M. Basso, author of A SHIMMER OF ANGELS. Here's what she had to say.   1. I really love how we get into Rayna's world.  You don't just use the almost stereotypical it-must-be-schizophrenia angle.  The scenes in SS Crazy felt very real.  My...
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The Triple Threat Blog Tour - Stop #8 - Take the HOURGLASS Personality Quiz!

The Triple Threat Blog Tour - Stop #8 - Take the HOURGLASS Personality Quiz!
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Hosted by Mundie Moms http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2013/01/egmonts-triple-threat-blog-tour.html     Welcome to Stop #8 on the Triple Threat Blog Tour featuring Myra McEntire, Kate Ellison and Jennifer Lynn Barnes! Today we have a special treat for you. We teamed up with Myra McEntire, author of the Hourglass series, to create an exclusive quiz for...
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Kierra
I got: You like your guys tall, dark, and smoldering. Am I right? Michael's got all that in the bag. He may have a haunting past a... Read More
Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:30
YABC
I got Michael! =)
Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:55
YABC
My man is Dune.
Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:52
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