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YASH Team Purple Stop

ya_scavengerhunt_webbannerhalloweenTHE HUNT IS OVER! THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING! Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online through Sunday, October 9th!
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Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are multiple contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM–but there are several other teams you can check out for a chance to win several different sets of books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
 
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the purple team, and then add them up. (Don’t worry, you can use a calculator!)
 
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
 
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
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Today, I am hosting Marilyn Peake on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Marilyn Peake is the author of both novels and short stories. Her publications have received excellent reviews. Marilyn’s one of the contributing authors in Book: The Sequel, published by The Perseus Books Group, with one of her entries included in serialization at The Daily Beast. In addition, Marilyn has served as Editor for a number of anthologies. Her short stories have been published in seven anthologies and on the literary blog, Glass Cases. AWARDS: Silver Award, two Honorable Mentions and eight Finalist placements in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, two Winner and two Finalist placements in the EPPIE Awards, Winner of the Dream Realm Awards, Finalist placement in The National Indie Excellence Book Awards, and Best Horror Award in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards.

Author Website:  http://www.marilynpeake.com

Newsletter Sign-up: http://www.marilynpeake.com/newsletter.html

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Marilyn-Peake-Author-1649249058685297/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marilynpeake

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Marilyn-Peake/e/B00LZV77Q8/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1475136947&sr=1-1

Blog: http://marilynpeakeauthor.blogspot.com/

 
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

ebook-cover-for-shade-by-marilyn-peake shadeShade: Girl on a hero’s journey, going from smart-ass to badass.

Thanks to her offbeat mother, Shade’s full name is Galactic Shade Griffin.  Having a name like that while being the new girl in school is pretty much catnip for bullies.  The summer before Shade’s junior year of high school, her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend and moves them once again to a new town.

This time, they move into a dilapidated old house where Shade has an entire attic bedroom to herself—at least until she discovers it’s haunted by the ghost of a teenaged boy named Brandon Yates.  When Shade’s best friend goes missing, her life becomes even more complicated.  With the help of Brandon who’s struggling with his own issues in the world beyond, Shade faces the question of whether or not she has what it takes to become a true hero.

Although this novel deals with a number of serious issues—drug and alcohol abuse, cutting, and disturbing world events—it’s primarily a novel about a teenaged girl finding out who she really is and that she’s capable of so much more than she ever thought possible.

SHADE is a YA Paranormal Mystery novel.  It was a Finalist in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction Category.

Purchase on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Shade-Marilyn-Peake-ebook/dp/B00JC15NSC/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Purchase in Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Shade-Marilyn-Peake/dp/1497527813/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1475141935&sr=1-1

Both the new (left) and the old (right) cover are so eye-catching, don’t you think? *-* Marilyn has a message before she shares her exclusive content!

Hi, everyone!

This is my second time participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt and I’m delighted to be here!  This month, I’ll be publishing Shade and the Skinwalkers, Book #2 in my YA Paranormal Mystery series.  In Shade, the first book in the series, the main character, a spunky teenaged girl named Shade, hears and sees her first ghost.  In Shade and the Skinwalkers, she comes face-to-face with some things she finds difficult to accept.  She discovers that she’s a ghost whisperer who can see and hear many ghosts.  She also discovers shapeshifters, including the evil skinwalkers.  Here’s a brief summary of Shade and the Skinwalkers and an excerpt describing part of Shade’s first day in a new school after her mother moves them to a trailer park in Roswell, New Mexico.  It was not a particularly good day.

Also, I’m hosting a Giveaway on my website as part of this YA Scavenger Hunt.  I’m giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card along with a Kindle or paperback copy of Shade and the Skinwalkers.  (Kindle or paperback format is totally up to the winner.)  You can sign up here: http://www.marilynpeake.com/giveaways.html

Best Wishes,

Marilyn Peake

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Me with some outer space aliens at the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico. I’d wanted to go there for a long time and thoroughly enjoyed myself!

 

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Everything is outer space aliens in Roswell. Here, I was talking with an alien who was calling home. 🙂

Brief Summary of Shade and the Skinwalkers (Book #2 in the Shade Series):

Shade’s mother moves them once again to a new town.  Ashamed of what she did in their previous town, she ignores how hard it was for Shade to make friends there and drags her off to a remote trailer park on the outskirts of Roswell, New Mexico.  Shade encounters Kai Zahnii, a disheveled teenaged girl, crying outside the trailer next door.  Destiny, it seems, has placed Kai in her life.  Kai reveals the true depth of Shade’s ability to speak to ghosts.  She also introduces her to skinwalkers, shapeshifters who practice unspeakable evil.

 

THE SCAVENGER HUNT IS OVER, SO THE EXCERPT IS GONE! I HOPE YOU’LL STILL CHECK OUT MARILYN’S BOOKS!
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This is a photo I took of one of the lakes at Bottomless Lakes Park, the one in which an important scene takes place in Shade and the Skinwalkers.
 
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the site of the next author, Robert L. Slater!
 
Before you go, consider entering my own mini Rafflecopter giveaway! I’m offering a bunch of my books in e-book form! (Mobi or Epub)
  • An e-copy two-pack of NOBODY’S GODDESS and NOBODY’S LADY, the first two books in my YA romantic fantasy The Never Veil Series (for readers new to the series; if you’ve already read them, I’ll send you NOBODY’S PAWN instead!)
  • An e-book ARC copy of NOBODY’S PAWN, a few weeks before it comes out (if you win and you’ve never read the other two books in the series, I’ll send you those as well!)
  • An e-book copy of FALL FAR FROM THE TREE, my dark YA fantasy
  • An e-book copy of JOSIE’S COAT, my YA sci-fi novelette

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Click here to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway! (It’s Over!)

 

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YA author of THE NEVER VEIL SERIES (NOBODY'S GODDESS, NOBODY'S LADY, NOBODY'S PAWN), FALL FAR FROM THE TREE, BALLAD OF THE BEANSTALK, JOSIE'S COAT, and DROWNED SILENCE.

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