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CSFF BLOG TOUR: STORM BY EVAN ANGLER- DAY 3

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Today is the final day of the CSFF BLOG TOUR for Evan Angler’s STORM 😦
but it has been super fun touring this awesome book!!!
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If you missed any of my previous posts for the tour, you may visit them by clicking the links below…
DAY ONE OF THE TOUR CLICK HERE!!
DAY TWO OF THE TOUR CLICK HERE!!
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Today I’m just posting lots of STORM randomness & a sneak peek at BOOK 4: SPARK!!!
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MEET THE CHARACTERS OF THE SWIPE SERIES…
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LOGAN LANGLY…
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“The last thing Logan would want you to know about him is that he is afraid of the dark, but for good reason…Logan is begin watched!” Thus begins our introduction to the amazingly awesome character that is Logan Langly! As the series progresses, not only is Logan being watched, but he is a fugitive on the run.
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LILY LANGLY…
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Ah, the mystery that is Lily Langly!!! Lily is Logan’s sister, who disappeared after going to the Center to receive her “mark”. Thought to be dead, we discover in BOOK 2 (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!) she is actually still alive and now working for the American Union. Can Logan and the Dust trust Lily? Whose side is she really on?
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ERIN ARBITER…
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To me, Erin is very much the “Hermonie Granger” of the SWIPE SERIES!!! She is oftentimes the brain behind the operation. Erin’s father works for the government, and Erin has picked up some major computer hacking skills as well as knowledge of the internal goings-on in her father’s line of work. She has access to some uber-cool gadgets and lets not forget to mention her pet iguana. But things get sticky when Erin (SPOILER ALERT!!) who has been “marked”, discovers some lies within the system and finds herself on the run with Logan, Peck and the Dust!
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PECK…
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“They don’t know much about him. They don’t even know his name.” Another mysterious character in the series is Peck, leader of the Dust.
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LAMSON & CYLIS…
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These two leaders of the world are in perfect harmony and agreement with one another… or are they??? BOOK 3 brings LAMSON & CYLIS to the forefront of the story when we learn about the threat of a chemically manufactured plague. (I will say no more, read the book!)
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EVAN ANGLER…
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Evan Angler is safe, for now. He lives without the Mark, evading DOME and writing in the shadows of Beacon. He is the author of SWIPE. But if anyone asks, you know nothing about it, and you didn’t hear anything from him. Don’t make eye contact if you see him. Don’t call his name out loud. He’s in enough trouble already. And so are you, if you’ve read his books.
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CHECK OUT THIS BOOK TRAILER FOR “STORM”…
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IF YOU ARE STILL UNSURE ABOUT THE SWIPE SERIES, CHECK OUT THIS CHAPTER FROM BOOK #1 SWIPE…
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DON’T MISS ANY OF THE STOPS ON THE CSFF STORM BLOG TOUR!!!
Julie Bihn
Beckie Burnham
Keanan Brand
Pauline Creeden
Emma or Audrey Engel
Sarah Faulkner
Victor Gentile
Ryan Heart
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Writer Rani
Chawna Schroeder
Jacque Stengl
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Rachel Wyant
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NOW, A SNEAK PEEK OF BOOK 4: SPARK!!!
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In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark lets citizen shop, go to school, and even get medical care—but without it, you’re on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those who do . . . disappear.
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Parents are looking for fiction that makes Christianity exciting for kids. This series is an alternative to the Hunger Games series and other dark dystopian fiction. It’s packed with action and intrigue, but the message is written from a Christian worldview.
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Logan Langly went to get his Mark but backed out at the last minute. Ever since, he’s been on the run from government agents and on a quest to find his sister Lily, who disappeared when she went to get her Mark five years ago. His journey leads him to befriend the Dust, a network of Markless who oppose the iron-grip rule of the government. On the way to the capital to find Lily, the Dust receive some startling information from the Markless community, warning that humanity is now entering the End of Days.
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Spark introduces nine-year-old Ali, a beggar living in the Dark Lands city of al-Balat. Ali meets a stranger who gives her his tablet, a portal to a tech world that Ali never knew existed. But one day, the tablet begins to communicate back to her—and takes her on a journey that will cross her path with exiled Logan Langly, Chancellor Cylis, and the fierce battle for power that spans reality and the virtual world.
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SPARK is set for release November 2013!!!

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CSFF BLOG TOUR: STORM by Evan Angler

WELCOME TO DAY 1 OF THE CSFF BLOG TOUR FOR BOOK #3 IN EVAN ANGLER’S “SWIPE SERIES…
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CHECK OUT THE UBER-COOL COVER FOR “STORM”…
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In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark lets citizen shop, go to school, and even get medical care—without it, you are on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those who do . . . disappear.
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Logan Langly went in to get his Mark, but he backed out at the last minute. Ever since, he’s been on the run from government agents and on a quest to find his sister Lily, who disappeared when she went to get her Mark five years earlier. His journey leads him to befriend the Dust, a vast network of Markless individuals who dissent against the iron-grip rule of the government. Along the way to the capital to find Lily, the Dust receive some startling information from the Markless community, opening their eyes to the message of Christianity and warning that humanity is now entering the End of Days.
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In Storm, Logan and his friends are the leaders of the Markless revolution. But while some Markless are fighting Chancellor Cylis’ army, the Dust is busy trying to find a cure for a horrible epidemic sweeping through the Marked. And it’s difficult for them to know who to trust, especially when they aren’t sure if Logan’s sister Lily, one of the commanders in Cylis’ army, is on their side or not. And all across the nation—and the world—the weather has become less stable and a storm is brewing that bigger than any of them could have ever imagined.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON STORM!!!
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CHECK OUT THE BOOK TRAILER FOR STORM…
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MEET THE AUTHOR (SORT OF)…
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Evan Angler is safe, for now. He lives without the Mark, evading DOME and writing in the shadows of Beacon. But if anyone asks, you know nothing about him. Don’t make eye contact if you see him. Don’t call his name out loud. He’s in enough trouble already. And so are you, if you read his books.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE AUTHORS WEBSITE!!!.
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COME BACK TOMORROW FOR MY REVIEW!!!
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BE SURE TO VISIT ALL THE STOPS ON THE CSFF BLOG TOUR…
Julie Bihn
Beckie Burnham
Keanan Brand
Pauline Creeden
Emma or Audrey Engel
Sarah Faulkner
Victor Gentile
Ryan Heart
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Writer Rani
Chawna Schroeder
Jacque Stengl
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Rachel Wyant

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CSFF BLOG TOUR: Merlin’s Blade by Robert Treskillard

BEFORE THE ROUND TABLE…
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BEFORE AUTHOR WAS CROWNED…
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THERE WAS MERLIN…

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Merlin’s Greatest Weakness Could Become His Greatest Strength
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When a meteorite crashes near a small village in fifth-century Britain, it brings with it a mysterious black stone that bewitches anyone who comes in contact with its glow—a power the druids hope to use to destroy King Uthur’s kingdom, as well as the new Christian faith. The only person who seems immune is a young, shy, half-blind swordsmith’s son named Merlin.
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As his family, village, and even the young Arthur, are placed in danger, Merlin must face his fears and his blindness to take hold of the role God ordained for him. But when he is surrounded by adversaries, armed only by a sword he helped forge, how will he save the girl he cherishes and rid Britain of this deadly evil … without losing his life?

Book includes location map and detailed character index.
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MEET THE AUTHOR…
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Robert Treskillard is a Celtic enthusiast who holds a B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies from Bethel University, Minnesota. He has been crafting stories from his early youth, is a software developer, graphic artist, and sometime bladesmith. He and his wife have three children and are still homeschooling their youngest. They live in the country outside St. Louis, Missouri.
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WHY MERLIN’S BLADE?
It all began when Robert’s son wanted to learn blacksmithing and sword-making. The two set out to learn the crafts and in the process were told by a relative that they were descended from a Cornish blacksmith. This lit the fire of Robert’s imagination, and so welding his Celtic research to his love of the legends of King Arthur, a book was forged—Merlin’s Blade, book one of The Merlin Spiral, coming April 2013 from Zondervan.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT “MERLIN’S BLADE”…
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A fresh approach to an ancient genre … an absolute must-read.”
– Award winning author Douglas Bond
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“A fabulous re-imagining of the legends.”
– Christian fantasy author Scott Appleton
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“Turn the pages, and you can almost feel the fog rolling in off the moors, smell the low heather, and catch a glint off a blade.”
– Best selling author Wayne Thomas Batson
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“Treskillard builds a real person in Merlin … whose belief in honor and family make him a figure to cheer for.”
– Christy Award winning author Jill Williamson
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CLICK HERE TO READ A CHAPTER SAMPLE
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More on Merlin’s Blade CLICK HERE
Author blog CLICK HERE
Author’s website CLICK HERE
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BE SURE TO VISIT ALL THE STOPS ON THE TOUR…
Noah Arsenault
Beckie Burnham
Keanan Brand
Jeff Chapman
Laure Covert
Pauline Creeden
Emma or Audrey Engel
April Erwin
Victor Gentile
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nathan Reimer
Chawna Schroeder
Kathleen Smith
Jojo Sutis
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Shane Werlinger
Nicole White
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COME BACK TO JOJO’S CORNER WEDNESDAY FOR MORE
MERLIN’S BLADE FANDOMNESS!!!!

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CSFF BLOG TOUR: Broken Wings by Shannon Dittemore (Day 3)

Today is the last day of the CSFF Broken Wings Blog Tour;(
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Thanks for stopping by JOJO’S CORNER & all the other stops on the tour.
I hope you’ll check out this series by Shannon Dittemore, it is one of my fave series!!!
Today, I’m sharing an excerpt from Broken Wings to give you a feel for the Angel Eyes Trilogy plus a sneak at book 3 DARK HALO, which releases AUGUST 2013!!!
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JOJO READS FROM DARK HALO ( SPOILER-FREE )

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Book 3 DARK HALO…
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One halo brought sight to Brielle. Another offers sweet relief from what she sees.
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Brielle can’t help but see the Celestial realm. Even without the halo, it’s everywhere she looks. And with the heavens above Stratus ravaged by war, Brielle wishes for another gift, any gift. Because Jake is gone. The only boy she’s ever loved has been taken by the demon, Damien—and she knows if she ever wants to see him again, she must fight.
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But fighting is so hard when everything you see makes you afraid.
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When she receives instructions from the Throne Room leading her to Jake, she unknowingly walks into a diabolical and heartbreaking trap. Then the Prince of Darkness himself offers Brielle a halo of his own making. With the dark halo, she won’t have to see the fear and brokenness that surround her. She’ll be free of that unbearable burden. And it comes with a promise: the guarantee of a life with Jake.
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When confusing details about Jake’s past emerge, and the battle above reaches a fever pitch, Brielle is forced to make a choice. Will she choose the dark halo and the ignorance that comes with it, or will she choose to live with her eyes wide open and trust the Creator’s design—even if it means a future without Jake?

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More on the author SHANNON DITTEMORE…
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Shannon Dittemore is the author of the Angel Eyes Trilogy and has an overactive imagination and a passion for truth. Her lifelong journey to combine the two is responsible for a stint at Portland Bible College, performances with local theater companies, and a focus on youth and young adult ministry. When she isn’t writing, she spends her days with her husband, Matt, chasing their two children around their home in Northern California.
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AUTHOR WEBSITE
http://shannondittemore.com/
ANGEL EYES
http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Eyes-An-Novel/dp/1401686354/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
BROKEN WINGS
http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Wings-Angel-Eyes-Novel/dp/1401686370/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
DARK HALO
http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Halo-Angel-Eyes-Novel/dp/1401686397
VISIT THE OTHER STOPS ON THE CSFF TOUR
Gillian Adams
Julie Bihn
Jennifer Bogart
Beckie Burnham
Pauline Creeden
Janey DeMeo
Theresa Dunlap
Emma or Audrey Engel
Victor Gentile
Nikole Hahn
Becky Jesse
Jason Joyner
Karielle @ Books à la Mode
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
<a href=”http://hardcoverfeedback.blogspot.com/“ Megan @ Hardcover Feedback
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nathan Reimer
James Somers
Kathleen Smith
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Shane Werlinger

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CSFF BLOG TOUR: BROKEN WINGS BY SHANNON DITTEMORE (Day 1)

***RECEIVED THIS BOOK FREE FROM THE PUBLISHER VIA CSFF BLOG TOURS***

More on this book…
http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Wings-Angel-Eyes-Novel/dp/1401686370
More on this author…
http://shannondittemore.com/
CHECK OUT MY PINTEREST BOARD FOR THIS SERIES…

BE SURE TO VISIT THE OTHER SITES OF THE BROKEN WINGS TOUR…
Gillian Adams
Julie Bihn
Jennifer Bogart
Beckie Burnham
Pauline Creeden
Janey DeMeo
Theresa Dunlap
Emma or Audrey Engel
Victor Gentile
Nikole Hahn
Becky Jesse
Jason Joyner
Karielle @ Books à la Mode
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
<a href="http://hardcoverfeedback.blogspot.com/&quot; Megan @ Hardcover Feedback
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nathan Reimer
James Somers
Kathleen Smith
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Shane Werlinger
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***COME BACK TOMORROW FOR MY REVIEW OF BOOK 1 IN THIS SERIES!!!!***

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SPOTLIGHT on JENNIFER MURGIA & BETWEEN THESE LINES

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Author Bio:

Jennifer Murgia is the author of Young Adult Fantasy novels ANGEL STAR, LEMNISCATE and the prequel novella THE BLISS (Lands Atlantic Publishing).

She is the co-founder and coordinator for YAFest—an annual teen book festival in Easton, PA, and a Next Generation Indie Award Nominee. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children and a very spoiled cat.
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Links:

Web: http://www.jennifermurgia.com

Email: jennifermurgia8@gmail.com

Twitter: @JenniferMurgia

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/jennifer.murgia

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jennifermurgia

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3105432.Jennifer_Murgia
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JENNIFER’S BOOK “Between These Lines” RELEASING APRIL 1st
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BACK COVER DESCRIPTION:
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I never told anyone how I felt about her. Not even Evie—not in so many words. And now, I’ll never get the chance to.
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When a class assignment brings quiet Chase Mitman and the stunning Evie Cunningham together, a mutual attraction ignites. There’s only one problem—Evie already has a boyfriend—one who practically OWNS Whitley Prep, and her.
Knowing their relationship comes at a price, Chase’s life collides with Evie’s, and after entrusting her with a tragic secret, the last thing he’d ever expect is to learn she keeps a few of her own.
An innocent prank turns ugly. An anonymous note changes everything. And lives at Whitley Prep will never be the same.
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For fans of:
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
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ABOUT PLAYLIST FICTION
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Life’s playlist is full of love, hope, anger, and loss. It’s an emotional cadence that hurts one moment and fulfills the next.
At Playlist Young Adult Fiction, we get that. Life is crazy and complicated and confusing. But we also know it’s unique. Your playlist is yours and yours alone. It’s different. It’s exclusive. And it doesn’t sound or look like anything else.
With new novels and promos releasing every month, Playlist YA has the beat to match your life’s rhythm. Representing some of the best indie voices in contemporary teen fiction, our collection of books will have you laughing, crying, and everything in between.
Grief, love, addiction, friendship—our books tackle it all. And at their core are characters you’ll want as friends and drama you won’t mind taking with you.
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JENNIFER’S PLAYLIST FOR “Between These Lines”
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“Hold Me Now” by Red
“Hurricane” by 30 Seconds to Mars
“I Hate Everything about You” by Three Days Grace
“Closer to the Edge” by 30 Seconds to Mars
“Hesitate” by Stone Sour
“The Diary of Jane” by Breaking Benjamin
“Already Home” by Thousand Foot Krutch
“The Part That Hurts the Most (Is Me)” by Thousand Foot Krutch
“Chances” by Five for Fighting
“So Far Away” by Red
“Leave the Memories Alone” by Fuel
“Watching Over Me” by Thousand Foot Krutch
“Beautiful Soul” by Jesse McCartney
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***HERE AT JOJO’S CORNER WE ARE HUGE FANS OF
THE AMAZINGLY AWESOME………..JENNIFER MURGIA***
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JOJO’S FAN-MADE BOOK TRAILER FOR BETWEEN THESE LINES…
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JOJO’S PINTEREST BOARD FOR BETWEEN THESE LINES…
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Spotlight on LAURA L. SMITH and IT’S COMPLICATED

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AUTHOR BIO:

Laura L. Smith is the author of the new Status Updates series. Her first book in this series is It’s Complicated. She loves God, her husband, her four children, writing and speaking. She writes real stories for real young women. Her previous books include Skinny, Hot, and Angry. She is a featured columnist at Choose Now Ministries http://nicoleodell.com/laura-l-smith-on-true-beauty/ and speaks at schools, churches and campuses around the country. Smith lives in the college town of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
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LAURA’S LINKS
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Visit her website at laurasmithauthor.com
Twitter: @LauraLynnSmith
Facebook fan page
Pinterest
On True Beauty column
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LAURA’S BOOK “It’s Complicated” RELEASING APRIL 1st!!!
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BACK COVER DESCRIPTION
There’s a reason Facebook has the relationship status, “It’s Complicated.” Follow four college roommates, Claire,Palmer, Hannah and Kat as they maneuver crushes, confusion, and the crisis when pushy boys go too far. Complicated as it is, these four friends will pull through, guided by the strength of their friendship and the power of God’s love
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For fans of…
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series
Damaged by Melody Carlson
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Shattered by Melody Carlson
Jenny B. Jones
Nicole O’Dell
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ABOUT PLAYLIST FICTION
Life’s playlist is full of love, hope, anger, and loss. It’s an emotional cadence that hurts one moment and fulfills the next.
At Playlist Young Adult Fiction, we get that. Life is crazy and complicated and confusing. But we also know it’s unique. Your playlist is yours and yours alone. It’s different. It’s exclusive. And it doesn’t sound or look like anything else.
With new novels and promos releasing every month, Playlist YA has the beat to match your life’s rhythm. Representing some of the best indie voices in contemporary teen fiction, our collection of books will have you laughing, crying, and everything in between.
Grief, love, addiction, friendship—our books tackle it all. And at their core are characters you’ll want as friends and drama you won’t mind taking with you.
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LAURA’S PLAYLIST (IT’S COMPLICATED)
“Undertow” by Holly Starr
“Complicated’ by Rihanna
*“Where I Belong” by Building 429
“Fur Elise” by Beethoven
“Blue Monday” by New Order
“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
“The Story” by The Bundys
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
“Free Falling” by John Mayer
“With or Without You” by U2
“Tarantella” by Ballanchine
“Amazing Grace” by Chris Tomlin
“When I Was Your Man” By Bruno Mars
“A Little Fall of Rain” from Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Alain Boubil and Jean-Marc Natel
“Istanbul” by They Might Be Giants
“Uncle John’s Band” by The Grateful Dead
“In My Life” by The Beatles
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HERE AT JOJO’S CORNER, WE ARE IN LUV WITH
IT’S COMPLICATED
AND THE AMAZING
LAURA L. SMITH!!!
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(***cue the fandomness***)
JOJO’S Fanmade Booktrailer for ITS COMPLICATED
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JoJo’s IT’S COMPLICATED Pinterest Board
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