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Spring 2020 YASH Stop Team Purple

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 e-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 until April 5th.

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 also other teams where you have a chance to win a whole different set 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.

YASH Is Over!

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 April 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
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Today, I’m hosting Shannon A. Thompson on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Shannon A. Thompson is a young adult author, avid reader, and a habitual chatterbox.

As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat, Bogart, named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Her other two cats bring her coffee. Between writing and befriending cats, Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, and her work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies. Represented by Katelyn Uplinger at D4EO Literary Agency, Thompson is the best-selling author of the Timely Death trilogy and the Bad Bloods series. When she is not writing, she is climbing rooftops, baking cookies, or watching KDramas in the middle of the night, often done with her cats by her side.

Visit her blog for writers and readers at www.ShannonAThompson.com.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Fourteen-year-old Violet has been called many things: a bad blood, a survivor, an immortal…now she has a new name—citizen. But adjusting to a lawful life is not easy, especially when she must live under the rule of the same officers who justified the killings of her flock only eight months earlier.

Segregation of bad bloods and humans is still in effect, and rebellious Violet steps into a school where she is not allowed. When the police get involved, things deteriorate quickly, sparking a new revolution at the wall separating the Highlands from the outskirts.

That’s when Caleb steps in. He might appear to be an average sixteen-year-old bad blood, but he has secrets, and Violet is determined to figure them out. Caleb knows who’s attacking the wall and why, but his true identity remains a mystery—and how he relates to Violet could shake the threatened city to its very core.

Together or not, a storm will form, a rally will start, and shocking truths will be revealed.

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Here’s a message from Shannon and an exclusive link to her content:
My exclusive content is a Pinterest mood board for Bad Bloods: July Thunder & July Lightning. (Click image to see the full board!)
It includes character inspiration for Caleb, Kuthan, Violet, and more.
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And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Shannon A. Thompson, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 44. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the purple team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
CONTINUE THE HUNT 

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out Tricia Copeland, the next author!

To reward those staying home to stop the spread of COVID-19 in their communities, I’m offering the first e-book in my vampire and mermaid urban fantasy series for free from March 31st through April 4th only! Amazon downloads only, available internationally.

Get your FREE COPY of FANGS & FINS for a LIMITED TIME on Amazon!

Want a couple of free novelettes? Everyone is welcome to a free copy of JOSIE’S COAT, my standalone YA romantic sci-fi:

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iBooksGoogle PlayAmazonKoboBarnes & NobleProlific Works 

And to TRESSES & ERUBESCENCE, the prequel to my Blood, Bloom, & Water series:

Amazon – ProlificWorks – Barnes & Noble – Kobo – iBooks – Google Play

ENTER MY INDIE BOOKSTORE GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!

Before you go, consider entering my own mini Rafflecopter giveaway! Because of small businesses struggling with the impact of COVID-19, I’m offering a $25 gift card to the indie bookstore of your choice! (Chosen bookstore must offer online purchase of gift cards. No store is sponsoring or affiliated with this giveaway.) If there are no indie bookstores you can think of, let me suggest one or we can discuss your other options if you’re the winner.

Enter the giveaway here!

 
 
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YA Scavenger Hunt: Team Pink Stop

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 for 120 hours!

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’m a part of the PINK TEAM–but there are also a lot of other teams for which you can try to win a whole different set 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 hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue 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 April 8th 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 Marlo Berliner on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Marlo Berliner is the award-winning author of THE GHOST CHRONICLES, her debut book which was released in November 2015 to critical acclaim. The book won the 2016 NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book, was named FINALIST in the National Indie Excellence Awards for Young Adult Fiction, received the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, was awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion, and was named one of the “best indie YA books we have seen in the past year, from both self-publishers and small presses” by IPPY Magazine. Marlo is represented by Eric Ruben of the Ruben Agency and she writes young adult, women’s fiction, and short stories. She is also an editorial intern for a NY literary agent. Her second book, THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2, was released in October 2017.

When she’s not writing or editing, Marlo loves reading, relaxing at the beach, watching movies, and rooting for the Penn State Nittany Lions. After having spent some wonderful time in Pittsburgh and Houston, she’s now back in her home state of New Jersey where she resides with her husband, two sons, and a rambunctious puppy named Max.

Website: http://marloberliner.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marloberliner

Instagram: https://instagram.com/marloberliner

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theghostchronicles/

VIP Newsletter signup: http://eepurl.com/bECmA1

BOOK BLURB FOR THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2:

*If you love ghost stories and the paranormal, then THE GHOST CHRONICLES series is the perfect new read for you!*

What’s there to fear if you’re already dead?
Plenty.
Michael and Sarah now know for certain, there is a destination after death.
They also know they better find their way out of the afterlife fast, before the devil claims Michael’s soul.
What they don’t know?
Before they can get to heaven…
they may just have to go through hell.

Goodreads –

THE GHOST CHRONICLES: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28054797-the-ghost-chronicles

THE GHOST CHRONICLES 2: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35097006-the-ghost-chronicles-2

AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14560514.Marlo_Berliner

Buy the Book: Amazon Barnes&Noble Indiebound

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT THE HUNT IS OVER!! BONUS MATERIAL IS GONE!
Before you go, consider entering my own mini Rafflecopter giveaway! I’m offering a bunch of my books in e-book form! (Mobi, epub, or PDF)
  • One e-copy three-pack of NOBODY’S GODDESS, NOBODY’S LADY, and NOBODY’S PAWN, the complete trilogy (my YA romantic fantasy The Never Veil Series)
  • One e-book copy of BALLAD OF THE BEANSTALK, my YA romantic fairy tale fantasy
  • One e-copy two-pack of FALL FAR FROM THE TREE and TURN TO DUST AND ASHES, my dark YA fantasy duology
  • One ARC e-copy of FANGS & FINS (Blood, Bloom, & Water Book One), available mid-late April!

(If you already have the prize you win, you’re welcome to select another one of my books as a substitution.)

Click here to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway!

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Team Gold: YA Scavenger Hunt Stop

The Spring 2015 YASH is over! Good luck to everyone! All the giveaways are over! Congrats to the winners. Thanks for playing on:

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 The deleted scene is gone, but I hope you’ll still support Katherine Longshore’s BRAZEN!
Find out more information by checking out Katherine’s website, her Twitter or her Facebook page. And buy Brazen here!
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Mary Howard has always lived in the shadow of her powerful family. But when she’s married off to Henry Fitzroy, King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, she rockets into the Tudor court’s inner circle. Mary and “Fitz” join a tight clique of rebels who test the boundaries of court’s strict rules with their games, dares, and flirtations. The more Mary gets to know Fitz, the harder she falls for him, but is forbidden from seeing him alone. The rules of court were made to be pushed…but pushing them too far means certain death. Is true love worth dying for?
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As a bonus, I’m having my own YASH Giveaway for anyone who stopped by. Win an e-book of NOBODY’S GODDESS (Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another e-reader), one of five NOBODY’S GODDESS stickers sent to your address, or an e-book of Melissa Giorgio‘s THE SIGHT SEER (Amazon only)! (She’s over on Team Pink.) If you’re only entering for a chance to win a sticker (if you don’t have an e-reader), you can pass on the e-book and get a sticker instead should you win.

Click here to enter my exclusive Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt

I’ve always thought the twice-a-year YA Scavenger Hunt was amazing, and I’m so excited that I’m participating this year on Team Gold!

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But wait! That’s not all! My beta reader and best friend, Melissa Giorgio, is in it for the second time on Team Pink with the second novel in her Silver Moon Saga, The Soul Healer.

Pink Team

Of course, we’re far from the only groups! This event looks bigger than ever! Watch the YA Scavenger Hunt page for more info and see how many other Month9Books authors you can spot on the other teams:

Team Red 1 Team Purple 1 Team Orange Team Green Blue Team 1Team Teal (2)