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ON THE REBOUND IS NOW AVAILABLE! Author: Jim Cangany Release Day: January...

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Cover Reveal: Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey presented by Entangled Teen Crave

    YA Fantasy / Fairytale retelling of The Swan Maiden with a...

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PARASITE by K.T. Hanna . . . cover reveal!

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  The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about...

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  Perfect for fans of Robopocalypse, this action-packed...

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FULL MEASURES by Rebecca Yarros is on sale for $.99!

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#Bookhuggles … we have winners!

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Happy Holidays and a BookHuggles pic for Thief of Lies!

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Brenda Drake

Author of TOUCHING FATE (Entangled Teen Crave, October 12, 2015) and THIEF OF LIES: a Library Jumpers novel (Entangled Teen, January 2016), host of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with New Leaf Literary.

Blog/Contest Assistant Nikki Roberti

Blog/Contest Assistant Nikki Roberti

Nikki is a professional journalist and marketer with more than a decade of published writing experience. She is also a young adult author represented by Suzie Townsend of the New Leaf Literary Agency. Before writing novels, she was a seven-time award winning playwright with her short pieces performed around the country, including The Kennedy Center in D.C.

Blog/Contest Assistant Heather Cashman

Blog/Contest Assistant Heather Cashman

With a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, the lab reports always lacked the fantastical element Heather's imagination demands. Hypotheses turned into taglines and novels, so she's going back to college for a Creative Writing degree. Her novels range from Epic Fantasy to Contemporary Speculative Fiction, she dabbles in picture books, and is currently seeking representation. ~Member SCBWI

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