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YA_ScavengerHunt_WebBannerIt’s time for YASH, Fall 2015!

Gee, it seems like just yesterday that it was the Spring YASH. Time really does fly… (oh, the cliché!)

This time around, I’m TEAM GOLD and happy to be hosting author, BETH FANTASKEY!, (how great is that name!), who will be adding her book BUZZ KILL to the stash of signed books you can win from TEAM GOLD! If you’re the lucky winner for TEAM GOLD you’ll get a signed copy of ALL OF OUR BOOKS.

ed40192e-175a-4a37-82ed-22cfd77af225That’s TWENTY books! And it gets better, because there are actually eight teams of authors involved in the YASH, with a total of 160 signed books up for grabs.

Plus, to add to the fun and excitement, many authors (including me) are doing BONUS GIVEAWAYS! See mine below.

ABOUT YASH

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 signed 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 72 hours!

If this is your first stop, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are eight contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM–but there are seven other teams, with each team giving away a different set of signed 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.

And don’t forget to enter my BONUS GIVEAWAY! below.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number (in as close an approximation to gold as I can get with WordPress.) Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the gold 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 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

 INTRODUCING BETH FANTASKEY!

Beth Fantaskey is the author of Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, Jessica Rules the Dark Side, Jekel Loves Hyde, Buzz Kill and Isabel Feeney – Star Reporter (spring 2016). She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband, three daughters, a dog, a cat, a goldfish and an attack cardinal named Robert.

ABOUT BUZZ KILL

Slacker Millie Ostermeyer is looking forward to coasting through her senior year, until she stumbles upon the body of her high school’s despised football coach, and Millie’s dad is accused of the murder. Soon, Millie finds herself fighting to clear her father’s name – and falling, reluctantly, for a very charismatic and secretive football hero. Is Chase Albright just a snob – or a cold-blooded killer?

You can get more information or buy BUZZ KILL by clicking here.
And SHHHHHH!!! Here is Beth’s secret content!
SORRY! The secret content is gone now!!! Come back for the next YASH!
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NOTE FROM MAUREEN

I can think of at least 17 reasons why I want to read BUZZ KILL! How about you?

To continue the hunt for TEAM GOLD, continue on to author SEAN WILLIAMS

And please enter my BONUS GIVEAWAY!!!

I’m giving away a signed copy of the paperback version of DEVIANTS. (If you already have it, we can talk alternates.)

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Spring 2015 YASH on NOW!

Hello! I’m Maureen McGowan and I’ll be your host for this stop on the YA Scavenger Hunt, aka YASH!

Who am I, you ask? (I’m sure I heard you asking.)

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I live in Toronto, Canada, and I’m the author of two YA series, the most recent being The Dust Chronicles (Deviants (2012), Compliance (2013), Glory (2014)). I also wrote Cinderella, Ninja Warrior and Sleeping Beauty, Vampire Slayer and various short stories. I love reading and writing YA fiction and, even more, I love readers who love it. :) Make sure you check out my bonus giveaway below!

HOW TO HUNT OVERVIEW

I am a part of the GOLD TEAM! There are 8 teams in total this hunt, each with 20 signed books up for grabs as the major prize. You can enter to win just one team’s books, or enter as many of the contests as you’d like. In total, there are at least 160 signed books up for grabs as major prizes! (8 people will each win at least 20 books!)

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Along the way, you’re going to get tons of exclusive content from the authors, and chances to enter bonus giveaways, too.

To find my exclusive content… keep searching through all the Team Gold posts. Each post links to the next stop so you can find your way around the hunt. When you’re done with one team, go to the YASH main page to find a link for the next one. And the next.

As you work your way through the hunt for each team, you’ll find secret numbers. Hint: the secret number on this post is highlighted in GOLD (or as close to gold as I can get…) Add up the numbers for each team, and enter the total for a chance to win at least one signed book from each author on my hunt team!

NB. This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, April 6th!

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 6th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I’m hosting this hunt.

Cue drumroll…..

On this year’s YASH, I’m happy to be hosting fellow author, Kelly Hashway and talking about her book, THE DARKNESS WITHIN.

 

Kelly Hashway

Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets. Hashway is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT!

An exclusive excerpt from The Darkness Within to give you a sneak peek at Ethan’s magic going dark:

A tree was directly in front of us. I pushed my feet and right hand against Dylan’s seat. This was the point in Driver’s Ed where the instructor stomps on his brake from the passenger seat. I didn’t have a brake, but my foot didn’t seem to understand that. I chanted louder, as if that was going to make the spell work any faster. I felt my magic growing in strength and threw all of that force behind my words. The car swerved slightly and came to rest only inches from the tree.

“Oh my God. Oh my God.” Shannon was panting, and her knuckles were white from her death grip on the steering wheel.

“Is everyone okay?” I asked, knowing we weren’t. Dylan was bleeding and out cold in the front seat. Shannon was a wreck who apparently could only mutter one phrase, and Ethan… His eyes were locked in front of us. “Ethan?” A chill went through me, starting at my hand, which was still in Ethan’s. No. He wasn’t using his dark magic. I was imagining things. He was shocked and relieved that we hadn’t hit the tree. That was all. It had to be.

Shannon stopped saying “Oh my God” and turned toward us. Her eyes fell on Ethan. “Sam.” Her face lost the little color it had left. “Get out of the car. Now!”

“Shannon, relax. It’s okay. He’s stunned. That’s all.”

“Don’t be an idiot. He tapped into it again. Look at him.”

I stared at Ethan’s face, which was emotionless. “Ethan, look at me. Please. Focus. Fight this.” I touched his cheek. He felt clammy. I was about to say his name again when something moved across the back of my hand. A greenish glow wound around Ethan’s and my hands, tying us together.

“What is he doing to you?” Shannon’s eyes were huge, and she had her seat belt off, ready to bolt. I knew she was thinking about the green snake that had attacked her in the clearing.

“I don’t know. I’m okay, though. It doesn’t hurt.”

“Get your hand out of his before that thing attacks you.” Shannon’s voice squeaked.

I didn’t want to let go of Ethan. I felt so disconnected from him already. I summoned my own magic instead. I focused on sending calming waves of energy at Ethan. I had to calm him down, get him to block the darkness within him.

“Sam.” Shannon’s squeak was worse, but I ignored her, continuing to concentrate on helping Ethan. This had to work. I wasn’t losing him to this magic. “Damn it, Sam!”

What was her problem? Couldn’t she see I was in the middle of a spell to save Ethan?

Creaking and the sound of wood splitting made me jerk my eyes open. The enormous tree in front of us was shaking. Literally shaking, despite its monstrous size. “What’s happening?”

“Ask your boyfriend. I have a feeling he’s behind this. Look at him.” Shannon unclicked her seat belt and started her own spell.

She was right about Ethan. He was focused on the tree. His stone- cold face was nearly unrecognizable. How was this happening? He was going to bring the tree down right on us!

“Ethan!”

“That’s not going to work.” Shannon reached across Dylan and pushed his door open. He sat up in his seat.

“Dylan, are you okay?”

“He’s under a zombie spell. He can’t answer you. I ordered him to get out of the freakin’ car. Now, you do the same.”

“What about Ethan? I’m not leaving him to get crushed.”

Shannon was out the door already, but she paused and looked at me. “I’ll try a zombie spell on him, but there’s no guarantee it will work. He’s doing a hell of a spell of his own right now. I may not be able to break through.”

“Try it.” I pried my hand from his. His grip was so strong, but Shannon’s spell was weakening him slightly. The tree continued to creak and sway. Some of the limbs came crashing down around us. I jumped with each thump and shake of the ground.

“It’s not working,” Shannon said, her face twisted in pain. “I’m giving this every ounce of strength I have.”

“Go. Get out of here.” I couldn’t let her die. Ethan was my esponsibility. I grabbed him and tugged him toward the door. He barely moved and stayed focused on the tree. My thoughts swirled with stupid idea after stupid idea. Nothing was going to move him. He was determined to crush this car with him inside. It made no sense. “This isn’t happening!” I pulled myself onto his lap, putting my face in his and blocking his view of the tree. “Ethan! Look at me! Look at me!”

“Sam, get out! The tree is coming down!” Shannon ran, but her eyes stayed locked on me.

I turned in time to see the tree falling on the car and hear the crunch of metal.

THE DARKNESS WITHIN

Samantha Thompson thinks she’s finally gotten past all the tragedy in her life. Now she’s part of a coven of good witches who are helping her and her boyfriend, Ethan Anderson, learn to use the powers they received from other witches. Aside from the fact that Sam and Ethan are still in hiding from their old lives, things couldn’t be better. What could go wrong? The more Ethan uses his magic, the stranger he starts acting. The magic inside him is changing who he is. Can Sam find out what’s wrong with him before she loses him to dark magic forever?

Isn’t that a gorgeous cover!!!!

For some reason I can’t think of a clever way to embed the secret number, so I’m just going to spit it right out: 38!

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The next stop on the TEAM GOLD YASH is the fabulous MEGAN SHEPHERD

Happy Hunting and tell all your friends about #YASH

 

Spring YASH is coming up!!!!

The Spring YA Scavenger Hunt starts on April 2nd!

I’m on Team Gold again, and just look at all the books you can win in our group alone! Winner takes all (one winner for each “Team”), but there will be lots of bonus giveaways, too. Tons of chances to win.

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There are 8 teams of 20 authors, so a total of 160 books up for grabs!!!!! Just in the main contest!

WOW!!!

If you’ve never participated in the YASH, it’s easy, fun and full of exclusive bonus content and bonus giveaways!

The Scavenger Hunt runs April 2-5, 2015.

You can start your hunt here, or go to: YAScavengerHunt.blogspot.com for more information.

YASH INFO

 

 

Fall 2014 YASH

THE FALL 2014 YASH IS OVER!!!

The exclusive content is down, but my bonus giveaway is still on for a few more days!

 

Welcome to this stop on the TEAM GOLD portion of the fall 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt. This year, there are six teams with a total of 125 books up for grabs!!!!

The winner for each team grouping, gets all the books by the authors in that team! There is exclusive bonus content from each author to enjoy while you’re hunting, plus tons of bonus prizes up for grabs, including my giveaway below.

 

Team

If you’ve just stumbled upon this and have never participated in a YA Scavenger Hunt, aka #YASH, read how to hunt here, and then come back to get started!

Or here are the fast and dirty directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the gold team, and then add them up. Hint: the secret number is highlighted in GOLD.

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 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting.

At this stop on #YASH, I’m thrilled to be hosting author, Sherry Thomas. I might go a little fan girl all over her right now. *runs around the room jumping*

Thomas_greenSHERRY THOMAS

Sherry Thomas loves nothing more than the mix of explosive action and combustible romance. In her career so far, she has written more romance than action, but she is making up for it with a YA fantasy trilogy and a wuxia-inspired duology. Her books regularly receive starred reviews and best-of-the-year honors from trade publications, including such outlets as the New York Times and National Public Radio. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award.

 

And by the way, English is her second language.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

TheHiddenBlade_1600x2400In the waning days of the last dynasty, in a quiet, beautiful corner of imperial Peking, a young girl’s blissful ignorance is shattered when she learns that she is the illegitimate daughter of an English adventurer and a Chinese courtesan. What future is there for such a girl? But a mysterious figure steps forward and offers to instruct her in the highest forms of martial arts–a path to a life of strength and independence.

Half a world away in England, a young boy’s idyllic summer on the Sussex downs implodes with the firing of a single bullet. Torn from his family, he becomes the hostage of a urbanely sadistic uncle. He dreams of escaping to find his beloved friend–but the friend is in China, ten thousand miles away.

The girl trains to be deadly. The boy flees across continents. They do not know it yet, but their lives are already inextricably bound together, and will collide one fateful night when they least expect it.

 

SHERRY’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Website: www.SherryThomas.com

Twitter: @sherrythomas

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/266470.Sherry_Thomas

Buy THE HIDDEN BLADE

Amazon: http://bit.ly/amzhidden

iBooks: http://bit.ly/applehidden

Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Hidden-Blade-Sherry-Thomas/9781631280085

SHERRY’S EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

A bonus scene written especially for #YASH.

 Sorry… the YASH deadline has passed! Exclusive content… GONE! Sorry if you missed out. To make sure you get updates about the next YASH, sign up here:  http://yascavengerhunt.blogspot.ca/ 

PS. Sherry Thomas also writes fabulous adult books! Her debut historical romance, Private Arrangements, is one of my all-time favorites. I think I’ve read it at least 17 times.

But today we’re talking about Young Adults Books! And to continue on the YASH please visit Victoria Scott.

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Good luck and happy hunting!!!

Hunting Author Paula Stokes

It's YASH time!!!

I’m excited to be hosting Paula Stokes and her novel The Art of Lainey! Welcome to those of you who are visiting my website for the first time. I hope you’re enjoying the hunt!

To participate in the Spring 2014 Young Adult Scavenger Hunt, and win up to 50+ books, you can start here. Follow the directions below and hop from post to post until you’ve seen all the authors on my team. Then you can begin on team two!

If you get lost, don’t worry. You can always check in on the Hunt’s main webpage.

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!

THE HUNT IS NOW OVER!!! GOOD LUCK IF YOU ENTERED!!!

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Hi! Paula Stokes here, so psyched to be a part of YASH!

Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is used to getting what she wants, and when her boyfriend Jason breaks up with her for no reason, what she wants is to win him back before the start of their senior year. Lainey and her friend Bianca check the interwebz for tips and tricks, but the online dating advice is all pretty lame.

 Then the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. Didn’t someone once say that love is a battlefield? Jason isn’t going to stand a chance once Lainey and Bee go all Zhou Dynasty on him…

 Old school strategy and subterfuge meet modern-day dramarama in the story of a girl who sets out to win at all costs and ends up discovering what’s really worth fighting for.

And… here is an exclusive excerpt!

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“The secret,” Micah says, turning down the radio volume, “is to look for the bears at the very top of the hill.” I peer across him at the steep incline on the left side of the road. I don’t see anything but tall grass, leading up to a tree line. The sun breaks through a low ribbon of clouds. A beam of light reflects off Micah’s eyebrow ring, highlighting the scar on his temple and the faintest hint of beard stubble on his jaw.

The car moves around another bend in the road and starts slowly up the hill. A rustle in the shrubbery catches my eye. A fat-tailed squirrel emerges from beneath a bush, scampering across the crushed gravel.

Micah pulls the Beast over to the side of the road at the very top of the hill.

“Now what?” I ask.

He turns the music up just slightly. “Now we wait.”

I resist the urge to fill the silence with idle chatter. There’s something kind of otherworldly about hanging out at sunrise, the two of us on a random hunt for bears. I can see the beginnings of a ravine through a thin opening in the trees. I watch the opening, sneaking peeks at Micah every so often. If he’s lured me out here for anything other than high-quality bear spotting you wouldn’t know it.

I snuggle back in my bucket seat, humming along to one of the songs by Arachne’s Revenge. And then, something black crosses in front of my vision. Without thinking, I grab Micah’s arm.

“Did you see that?” I ask. Before he can answer, I see the black blur again. A bear cub peeks its head through the trees. I gasp. It stares curiously at Micah’s car. I fumble in my purse for my phone, cursing at how long it takes my camera function to start up.

The bear cub disappears from view. Crap. I start to open the car door.

“Lainey. We’re not supposed to get out of the car.”

“It’s just a little baby,” I scoff. “Not like it’s going to hurt me.”

Micah mutters something that sounds like “annoying drunk chicks” under his breath. “Okay,” he says. “But I’m going with you.”

We sneak around to the front of the Beast, crouching down to peer into the foliage. The bear cub runs across the opening again. I stifle a giggle. “Ohmygod, Micah,” I say. “It’s totally cute.”

“Yeah, it’s adorable.” He runs a hand through his mohawk. “Go on and get your picture.”

I hold my phone up but the bear waddles down into the rocky ravine. I creep forward a couple more steps and angle my phone down toward the rocks. The cub peers up at me with big brown eyes. Just as I snap the photo, I hear a deep growl. Mean. Menacing. It couldn’t have come from that sweet little…

“Lainey,” Micah’s voice sounds far away. “Don’t move.”

I turn to look at him over my shoulder and that’s when I see it. A bigger, blacker, momma bear, just inside the tree line. My brain deconstructs it into pieces. Disproportionally small Mickey Mouse ears. Snout. Fuzzy black coat. Giant paws with five-inch claws. White teeth, dripping with saliva.

“Don’t run,” Micah says.

Too late.

I’m already turned around, making my way up the far side of the ravine in my platform sandals faster than I ever thought possible. Micah swears loudly. My heart lodges in my throat. Behind me, the bear growls again. Micah lets out some kind of primal scream. I flick a look over my shoulder, just to make sure he’s not being eaten. He’s scooping up rocks from the side of the ravine and throwing them at the bear one after the next. The bear cub cowers behind its mother, probably traumatized for life.

“Go,” Micah yells. “Get in the car.”

He doesn’t have to tell me twice. I race up the grassy incline, plunge through the trees, and skid to a stop in front of the Beast. I’m hyperventilating, half from the run and half from the shock of almost getting mauled to death.

I watch Micah slowly retreat back up the hill, still flinging rocks one after the next. When he hits the gravel road, he drops his remaining stones to the ground. His hands are shaking so bad he can barely get his car door open.

“Ohmygod,” I say, as we both slide back into the Beast. “I’m sober now, if there was any doubt.”

“Are you okay?” he asks.

“Are you okay? I thought you were going to get eaten,” I say, looking at Micah in sheer amazement. His hands are dirty and his face is slick with sweat.

“I’m good,” he says. “But that better be one hell of a picture.”

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For more Lainey and Micah fun, check out my YA contemp releasing on May 20, 2014. If you like books with heart, humor, hot boys, and happy endings, you’ll love The Art of Lainey.

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For the next stop on the Hunt, visit Kay Honeyman

 

YA Scavenger Hunt! Spring 2013

The Hunt is now over! Thanks for hunting!! 
Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-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 signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! (You can also play to win the prize package from the red team too!) 

And… check out my bonus contest at the bottom of the post!

But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed 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 homepage.

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 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 Sunday April 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST

I’m pleased to be hosting, Tara Fuller!

Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers​. Some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novels and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North  Carolina where they have at least three stoplights.
Find out more information about Tara by checking out her website or find more about her latest book BLURRED here!

“Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Heaven’s beautiful reaper, Anaya, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’s dead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.
Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire, she recognized part of Cash’s soul—and doomed him to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walker, a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.
The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly over the edge. Trapped in a world where the living don’t belong, can Cash make it out alive?”

 


EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
You lucky hunters get a sneak peek at the prologue from Tara’s upcoming release, BLURRED (Kissed by Death #2)!

The exclusive content is no longer available, but check out and pre-order Tara’s book BLURRED here.

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER!

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Tara Fuller, and more!

To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 33. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue 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! Lisa Burstein!
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It’s YASH time again!!!!

I’m super excited to be part of YASH again! The hunt starts on Thursday!

Here are the deets:

How To Hunt
Participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt is easy! Here’s all you have to do:
On April 4 at noon (Pacific Standard Time), the hunt is open. 
During that time, you can go to the participating authors blogs and websites–you can find them all here. The first thing on the page should be their hunt information–there you can find out about new authors and get exclusive content.
Take note of the highlighted number on each author’s hunt page. You need that number to enter the contest!
Each author is on either the RED Team or the BLUE Team. Add up the numbers of all the authors on the red team, and you have the secret code you need to enter the contest. The prize is all the books from the authors on that team! You can only enter once, and your entry only counts if you have the right number, so make sure you get the right code! Break out those calculators!
You have to submit your entry by April 7, noon, Pacific Standard Time. You can submit your entry for each team HERE.
On April 8th, we’ll announce the winners! There’s one winner for the red team, and one for the blue team. The hunt IS open internationally, to all ages, so you have no excuse to not join in the fun!
See you April 4!

I’m on team BLUE along with these other amazing authors! What a line up!

Amber Argyle
Josephine Angelini 
Kate Avelynn 
Lisa Burstein 
Tera Lynn Childs
Kate Evangelista
Tara Fuller
Rachel Harris
Colleen Houck
Justina Ireland
Ellie James
Carrie Jones
Jessica Khoury
Cindy Madsen
Megan Miranda
Erica O’Rourke
Diana Peterfreund
Amy Plum
Beth Revis
Gina Rosati
Victoria Scott
Jessica Spotswood
K.A. Tucker
Lisa Voisin


Well That Was Fun!

The scavenger hunt is over!!

I’ll be picking the winner of my bonus giveaway today and the overall winners of the hunt will be announced on December 5th!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the #YASH hunt, and good luck!

YA Scavenger Hunt Begins!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hi!  I’m Maureen McGowan, I just had a book out called DEVIANTS and I’ll be your tour guide for this portion of your fabulous hunt!

This tri-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 signed 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 72 hours!

THE HUNT IS NOW OVER, BUT MY BONUS GIVEAWAY WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MIDNIGHT!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed 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 homepage.

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 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 August 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

I am hosting the fabulous Marley Gibson on the YA Scavenger Hunt!

How fun that I get to host an author who’s also a friend! Marley is someone who really knows that the answer to the meaning of life is ???. Now, if  we could remember the question!

Marley Gibson is a young adult, romance, and non-fiction author. Her YA books included her popular GHOST HUNTRESS series, RADIATE, a fictionalized version of the cancer she went through as a teenage cheerleader, and POSER, about a South Beach Miami model who prefers to shy away from the limelight. Gibson’s Resisting Temptation series, includes the books CAN’T TOUCH THIS, CAN’T FIGHT THIS, and more to come.

She co-wrote THE OTHER SIDE: A TEEN’S GUIDE TO GHOST HUNTING AND THE PARANORMAL with her husband, TruTV and Travel Channel’s, Patrick Burns. She also co-authored CHRISTMAS MIRACLES and THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS with New York Times bestselling author, Cecil Murphy. She and her husband live in the Florida Keys in an RV motor home they loving call Midge, with their two rescue kitties, Madison and Boo. She can be found online in many places:

www.marleygibson.com
www.ghosthuntress.com
www.radiatebook.com
Facebook – marley.h.gibson
Twitter – @MarleyGibson

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about GHOST HUNTRESS: THE JOURNEY here!

GHOST HUNTRESS: THE JOURNEY

Teen psychic Kendall Moorehead is about to embark on the most dangerous and shocking ghost hunt of her life. After all, it isn’t every day that the ghost of Princess Diana steps in as a personal spirit guide. But Shy Di isn’t the only surprise awaiting Kendall and her team of teen paranormal superstars as they begin a whirlwind tour of Europe with renowned TV medium Oliver Bates.

As soon as Kendall sets foot on British soil she immediately encounters her first specter — a meeting that raises many questions, and sends her hot boyfriend Patrick rushing to help with the mystery… and to comfort in the way only a boyfriend can. Surely the trip to Paris and Rome will be even more romantic than this first day in London. That is if Kendall’s ex-boyfriend Jason stays out of the way.

But love problems and eerie British ghosts aren’t Kendall’s only problems. Team leader Oliver has brought along Scottish teen psychic Christian Campbell, a rising star with a sinister aura about him — literally. When Christian starts dabbling with a Ouija board during their paranormal investigations, things turn dark, as a potentially demonic entity named Dojo emerges. This being torments Kendall, making her doubt her mission and calling as a psychic. Kendall races to battle not only Christian and his shadowy methods, but also Dojo… wondering if both might be far more real than she wants to believe.

Buy GHOST HUNTRESS, THE JOURNEY here.

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Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win all 25 signed books by everyone on the blue team! Plus, you can also do the red team hunt, then you’ll have a chance to win 50 signed books!! To enter, you need to find my favorite number somewhere in this post–hint, it’s in red. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

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CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Tracy Deebs!
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And I’m doing a BONUS GIVEAWAY for my new book DEVIANTS here! Please enter to win one of two prize packs.   

 

Prize pack:
– signed hardcover copy of my new book, DEVIANTS (unsigned outside of North America)
– cool book-related swag (swag only mailed to North American addresses, sorry)

You get 5 bonus entries if your blog comment answers this question: What book does the clue for my favorite number come from?

     a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

HAPPY HUNTING!
On to the next site!

YA Scavenger Hunt!!

I’m so excited to be part of the winter YA Scavenger Hunt!

For more info, check out the official site here: linky.

Check out the amazing list of the authors and teams!

The hunt will begin this Thursday, November 29th at noon pacific time and will end on Sunday, December 2nd, at noon pacific. There will be multiple prizes given away and it’s a great chance to add some books to your holiday wish list! I know I’m already making my own wish list.

The Blue Team


HEATHER ANASTASIU


JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT


RACHEL CARTER


ANNA COLLOMORE


JULIE CROSS


TRACY DEEBS


LEIGH FALLON


TARA FULLER


MARLEY GIBSON


CYNTHIA HAND


P.J. HOOVER


AMALIE HOWARD


CORRINE JACKSON


STACEY KADE


SUZANNE LAZEAR


S.R. JOHANNES


MAUREEN MCGOWAN


COURTNEY ALLISON MOULTON


LEA NOLAN


AMY PLUM


LISSA PRICE


PETER ADAM SALOMON


JESSICA SHIRVINGTON


JESSICA SPOTSWOOD


RACHEL VINCENT

The Red Team


JOSEPHINE ANGELINI


RAE HACHTON


TERA LYNN CHILDS


KRISTI COOK


GINA DAMICO


KIMBERLY DERTING


ALEX FLINN


MICHELLE GAGNON


DAVID MACINNIS GILL


NANCY HOLDER


COLLEEN HOUCK


TARA HUDSON


ELANA JOHNSON


JESSICA KHOURY


GINA LINKO


MYRA MCENTIRE

Timekeeper (Timeless, #2)
ALEXANDRA MONIR


E.C. MYERS


GREGG OLSEN


JOY PREBLE


BETH REVIS


VICTORIA SCHWAB


J.A. SOUDERS


VICTORIA STRAUSS


EDNAH WALTERS

That’s the list. The hunt starts Thursday! Leave a comment and tell me which books you are the most excited for.

And again, here’s a link to the official #YASH hunt page!