Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt, Ya’ll!
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 awesome prizes!
I’m Julie Reece, your hostess for this section of the hunt.
Author of the Southern Gothic YA duology THE ARTISANS and YA contemporary romance
ONE SUMMER WITH AUTUMN out October 18th 2016
I’m doing an a personal giveaway at the end of the post below, so don’t forget to enter!
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Looking for exclusive bonus content? Well keep going. You’re getting closer, but …
Oops! Hang on. Before we get there and meet the amazing author I’m hosting, we have to cover a few rules …
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES
DIRECTIONS: Somewhere in the post below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM BLUE, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!)
HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE!
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, Oct 9th noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast. This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until Sunday, Oct 9th.
There are SIX 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, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE, and PURPLE team, each with 20 authors. Check out each team for a chance to win eight different sets 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.
Good? Yes! We’re done with the rules. Now, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.
I am super excited to be hosting the fab …
CHRISTINA FARLEY is the author
of the bestselling Gilded series and upcoming middle grade, THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE. Prior to that, she worked as an international
teacher and at a top secret job for Disney where she was known to scatter pixie
dust before the sun rose. When not traveling the world or creating imaginary
ones, she spends time with her family in Clermont, Florida with
her husband and two sons where they are busy preparing for the next World Cup,
baking cheesecakes, and raising a pet dragon that’s in disguise as a cockatiel.
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Important fact: (This is Julie again), and just by the way, I can eat 22 dark chocolate covered almonds in a row without taking a breath. I thought you should know.
The book Christina is showcasing in the YA Scavenger Hunt this season is book two in her Gilded series, Silvern
I love the title and that drop-dead gorgeous cover! (Can you tell I’m a big cat person?)
If you’re as interested in the story as I am, read on!
Title: Silvern (Gilded #2)
Author: Christina Farley
Genre: YA Fantasy
Synopsis: Jae Hwa Lee has destroyed Haemosu, the dangerous demi-god that held her ancestors captive, and now she’s ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life. Then the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her. Jae escapes with the knowledge that Kud is seeking the lost White Tiger Orb, and joins the Guardians of Shinshi to seek out the orb before Kud can find it.
But Kud is stronger and more devious than Haemosu ever was. Jae is soon painfully reminded that by making an enemy of Kud, she has placed her closest friends in danger, and must decide how much she can bear to sacrifice to defeat one of the most powerful immortals in all of Korea.
Hey guys! This is Christina. As I wrote the Gilded series, I fell in love with these characters. I have a fun quiz for you to play to determine which Gilded series character you are most like.
Check it out here!
While you’re here, be sure to enter the personal bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.
TO ENTER: say hello in the comments section, or, if you took Christina’s test, mention which character you are. (I’m Jae Hwa Lee, by the way) or say anything you like! But please leave your email address too (so I can send you your ebooks if you win). Winners chosen at random on Sunday, Oct 9th by my cat’s paw. Yes, it’s a thing.
Good luck everyone!
Remember, for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Christina, and many more, you need to write down my favorite number, find all the other numbers on TEAM BLUE add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Be sure to check out all the books on Team Blue.
Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt? Then head on over to visit author J. Keller Ford’s page.
Have a great day!