YASH is over *sad face*, but we have winners!


Well, the Fall Young Adult Scavenger Hunt has come to an end. I hope everyone who played along had fun and that you plan on tagging along in the Spring when we do it all over again.

I was on Team Blue this year along with 19 other amazing authors, and each of us gave away a book to one lucky person who won the team giveaway.  This year, the winner of Team Blue is

Jenn Marshall

Congratulations, Jenn!!!  That’s 20 amazing books you will be receiving in the mail. Talk about early Christmas presents!! My gift to you is Julie Kagawa’s just released book, Shadow of the Fox. I hope you enjoy it!

I also ran my own giveaway of the first book in my Fallhollow trilogy, IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING during the hunt.  I’m proud to announce the winner of that ebook is

Cher Culliton!

Congratulations Cher!!!  Cher is also a middle school teacher who has promised to share the book with her students, which just made my day. I hope all of you enjoy it, Cher.

Congratulations to all the winners, and remember, we do it all again in the Spring. I hope to see you then.

 

 

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The Fall 2018 YA Scavenger Hunt is about to begin!


The YA Scavenger Hunt is Coming!

It’s almost here! Are you ready to hunt? This year there are seven teams of 20 authors each. That’s 140 YA authors giving away at least one book to one lucky person with a bunch of smaller giveaways thrown in. If you haven’t joined the hunt before, you should! Click “How to Hunt” and watch the video or read through the page for details. Only 2 days to go, so sharpen your pencils and get your calculators ready!!
I’m on Team Blue.
and will be giving away a ebook copy of my 1st book, IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING, as well as a copy of Julie Kagawa’s newest book, SHADOW OF THE FOX as part of the grand prize giveaway.
The Hunt begins Oct. 2 with one grand prize winner getting a whopping 140 Young Adult books. Can you say book heaven?
See you around.
#YASH2018

And the winner is …


YASH Spring 2018 has come to an end. I want to thank everyone who stopped by my blog and left a comment. This year I had the most responses ever at almost 150!  That is amazing!!!  I love readers!!!

I wish everyone could win but sadly, that’s not the case. I could only pick one winner for my giveaway

Tizzy Brown!

Tizzy’s name was chosen randomly from a contest name generator app called Contest Winner Picker.

Congratulations, Tizzy!!

A message has been sent to Tizzy informing her that she has won my prize of:

1. 1 paperback copy of my first novel, IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING; and
2. Her choice of (a) $10 Amazon gift card OR (b) $10 Barnes and Noble gift card.

Thank you again to everyone playing. Make sure you come back for the YASH Fall hunt, probably in October.

Until then…
Happy Reading. I loved meeting all of you!!

 

 

Spring 2018 #YASH has begun!


Spring 2018 #YASH has begun! And you’re hunting with Team Red!!

What is #YASH?  It’s a bi-annual event 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 books and other prizes! This Spring, there are 80 authors divided into six teams. I’m on Team Red. Each author on each team has agreed to give away at least one book to the grand prize winner. As a scavenger hunter, you can hunt on as many teams as you want, but you’ll need to play fast. This contest is only open April 3-8, 2018. When you visit each author’s site, make sure you look for other chances to win extra prizes as a lot of authors have giveaways going on separately that you don’t want to miss (I have one going on, so make sure you check it out!)

What exactly are you hunting for?  A number.  Each author on the team will have a special number embedded in their post. Add up the number clues for your team, head over to the Rafflecopter giveaway that matches the team color, and enter the number. That’s it. As you read my post, you will see I’ve mentioned the number a few times (just in case you missed it). While I mention it several times, you will only use it once. If you win the grand prize for the team, you’ll get a book from each of the authors on the team.  Only entries with the correct number will qualify to win.

Rules: the contest is open internationally. Prizes must be claimed within 48 hours or the prize will be re-drawn. You must be 16 years or older, or have the permission of a guardian to enter. Duplicate entries will be deleted. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 8, 2018, at noon Pacific Time. You must enter to win before then. Good luck and happy hunting! Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Want to see all the books involved in this Hunt?  Check out the Goodreads List and start salivating.

I’m super excited to be hosting the awesome Colleen Oakes, author of WAR OF THE CARDS. 

I can’t wait to read this book. I’ve read at least 15 retellings of Alice in Wonderland and I could read 15 more. It is one of my favorite novels. Of course, I could name 15 other titles that I love, but I’d rather focus on Colleen’s book, WAR OF CARDS.

So who is this gal, Colleen Oakes?


Colleen Oakes is the bestselling author of books for both teens and adults, including The Queen of Hearts Series, The Wendy Darling Saga and the upcoming YA novel The Black Coats. She lives in North Denver with her husband and son and surrounds herself with the most lovely family and friends imaginable. When not writing or plotting new books, Colleen can be found swimming, traveling or immersing herself in nerdy pop culture.

She currently at work on her third YA fairytale series, a YA thriller and a collaborative YA fantasy. You can catch up with her through any one of the links below:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

And now on to the EXCLUSIVE CONTENT … (yay!)

Colleen is giving us a lot of really awesome stuff! Want to hear the music that inspired the book?  Check out her Spotify playlist. Want to see the artistic inspiration for her book? You’ve got to head over to her Pinterest board.  And who doesn’t love that fan cast, huh?

A playlist for the book: Queen of Hearts Playlist, a playlist by Colleen Oakes on Spotify

A Pinterest board: Queen of Hearts, The Novel

A Fan Casting: Mae Whitman as Dinah, Kevin Costner as Sir Gorrann, Aaron Tveit as Wardley, Tom Hiddleston as Cheshire and Amanda Seyfried as Vittiore.

You can also find a special post by Colleen on Instagram about YASH so make sure you check it out and say hi. @colleenoakes

CONTINUE THE HUNT

Next author on the list to visit is the super-amazing, talented author, Erin E. Moulton!!

Make sure you spread the word!

ADDITIONAL  GIVEAWAY!!!

I’m running another special giveaway.  Everyone who leaves a comment below (it could be anything: favorite YA book, favorite YA character, etc) will have a chance to win a signed paperback copy of the 1st book in my Chronicles of Fallhollow series, IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING:

AND winner’s choice of one of the following $10 gift cards

Good luck to everyone and happy hunting!!