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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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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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Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt Stop: Team Pink

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Hello! Welcome to a stop on the Team Pink blog hop during the Spring 2016 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 April 3rd at noon PST!

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 PINK TEAM. Enter the other teams’ contests for 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.

The contest is over!

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 pink 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 3rd, 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 Karen Kincy on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Karen Kincy (Duvall, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College, and is currently studying toward a MS in Computational Linguistics at the University of Washington.
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Find out more information by checking out Karen Kincy’s website or find out more about her book at any of these sites and retailers:
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
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Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves.
When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate–into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and–most importantly–stay alive.
The bonus contest is gone since YASH is over!
ENTER MY RAFFLECOPTER CONTEST!
While you’re here, I’m giving away one e-copy of NOBODY’S GODDESS, the first book in my The Never Veil Series, via this Rafflecopter contest below, along with five NOBODY’S GODDESS and NOBODY’S LADY stickers! I’ll allow substitutions for a NOBODY’S LADY e-book preorder if you already have a copy of NOBODY’S GODDESS.
 

Click here to enter the Rafflecoper contest!

And don’t forget to enter the Pink Team YASH contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 2. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the pink 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 the next author! Visit Chanda Stafford’s website here to continue the hunt!
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Team Orange: YA Scavenger Hunt Stop

The Fall 2015 YASH is over! I’m going to leave Cecil’s bonus material up, though, since it’s pretty cool and needn’t be exclusive. 😀 Enjoy!

Orange Team

I’m hosting Cecil Castellucci, author of STAR WARS: MOVING TARGET A PRINCESS LEIA ADVENTUREMoving_Target

Princess Leia returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, the story follows the warrior princess as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the evil Galactic Empire. Hidden in the story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new.

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Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, Stone in the Sky, Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure and the Eisner-nominated Odd Duck. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN, Tor.com, and various anthologies, including Teeth, After and Interfictions 2. She is the Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus, a two-time Macdowell Fellow and the founding YA Editor at the LA Review of Books. She lives in Los Angeles.

Cecil prepared some incredible treats for those of you on the hunt: Star Wars songs, including one she wrote and sung herself! (♥ó㉨ò)ノ♡ What an amazingly talented individual! Here’s her message:

I couldn’t believe it when I was asked to be the one to write the new Princess Leia novel for the Journey to the Force Awakens Series. Moving Target takes place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which is such an interesting time for Princess Leia.  I’ve been a long time Star Wars fan ever since I saw Episode IV: A New Hope.  It’s the reason I became a writer!  Before I wrote books, I was in a band where I played under the name Nerdy Girl and Cecil Seaskull. (P.S. You can find my music on Spotify, iTunes and other streaming places.)  On my first album, I wrote a song about watching Star Wars for the first time. So here for you is my song Nerdy Girl by my band Nerdy Girl.  And to continue your nerdy enjoyment, I’ve made a little list of some other songs about Star Wars that I enjoy that I think you’ll enjoy!

May the Force Be With You!






As a special treat for visiting my site during YASH, I’m giving away an e-copy of NOBODY’S GODDESS through the Rafflecopter giveaway below!

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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