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About Julie Antonovich Reece

Young Adult Author - Epic Tales of Romance and Adventure

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Boo! Time for treats and the Fall 2018 @YAScavengerHunt #TeamGreen #YASH

Hi and welcome to the 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!

*This contest has ended*

Hi! I’m Julie Reece, your host for this stop on the hunt.
I like animals, kids, books and movies. Okay, but not in that order.
Be sure to check out the additional, personal book giveaway I’m doing at the bottom of this post! 
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 72 hours! Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 12 pm Pacific Time to Sunday, Oct 7th at noon Pacific time.

You can visit the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are seven contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all!

I am a part of      but there is also a RED, BLUE, GOLD, ORANGE, PINK, & PURPLE team 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.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
 
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number somewhere in this post. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the RED 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, Oct 7th at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Today, I have the great pleasure of hosting the fabulous ALICE REEDS!

Part figure skating lover, book addict, and psychology and space nerd, Alice Reeds lives in Europe and spends most of her time typing away on another manuscript or watching one too many YouTube videos.

And now, for some awesome cover  

Blurb:

They wake on a deserted island. Fiona and Miles, high school enemies now stranded together. No memory of how they got there. No plan to follow, no hope to hold on to.

Each step forward reveals the mystery behind the forces that brought them here. And soon, the most chilling discovery: something else is on the island with them.

Something that won’t let them leave alive.

And here’s her EXCLUSIVE CONTENT!

Take it away, Alice …

Hi everyone!

I’m really excited to share some ECHOES related music with you for the YA Scavenger Hunt. I’ve loved music since I was a child, grew up with Pink Floyd and Led Zepplin playing almost daily, and now I’m obsessing over BTS and SHINee, whatever Tomorrowland set I can get my hands on, or the latest albums my favorite bands and artists have released. I have playlists for basically anything and everything and can’t write, outline, or plot without something playing in the background.

So, today I have three playlists for you, the official ECHOES playlist, as well as one short one for each of my main characters. To be quite honest, putting together the character specific ones was way harder than the book playlist. How do you summarize a character through the use of just three songs? I barely even know which songs I would pick for myself! But, somehow, I’ve managed to do it.

Hope you’ll enjoy this musical insight into my book and happy hunting!

Alice

ECHOES

  1. Sleeping At Last – The Ash Is In Our Clothes
  2. Seeed – Dickes B
  3. X Ambassadors – Litost
  4. Peter Fox – Schwarz zu blau
  5. Kaleo – Vor í Vaglaskógi
  6. Emma Blackery – Agenda
  7. Panic! At The Disco – Far Too Young To Die
  8. The Neighbourhood – R.I.P 2 My Youth
  9. Amber Run – 5AM
  10. Dotan – Home
  11. Placebo – H.K. Farewell

Fiona

  1. Fewjar – Tapirsupper
  2. The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell
  3. Royal Blood – Figure It Out

Miles

  1. Jamie xx feat. Romy – Loud Places
  2. Eddy de Pretty – Random
  3. Alex Clare – Too Close

Hey, ya’ll, it’s your host Julie Reece again. 

Awesome playlist, right? If you want to know more about Alice Reed and her books, check out these links!   

Goodreads   Website   Instagram   Twitter 

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books
by me, Jessica Brody,  Mindy McGinnis and many more!

To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is   

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the green team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

And now, for my personal giveaway …

One winner will get a signed paperback copy of my YA southern romance ONE SUMMER WITH AUTUMN, two more will receive an ebook copy of THE ARTISANS from Amazon!

To enter, leave a comment telling me what you love most about Autumn (the season, not the heroine in my book, ha ha). That’s it! Just PLEASE make sure you leave me your name and email (or some way to reach you) to contact you if you win. Sometimes, the winner forgets to leave contact info and I have to chose someone else. Bummer.
Winners in the separate giveaway will be contacted by Monday, Oct 8th  and posted on the YASH website along with the grand prize winners.

Thanks for hunting with me today. Good luck!

 

TO CONTINUE THE HUNT …

 
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next amazing author H.M. Gooden  Just look for the contest post on her blog to keep playing. Good luck!


Yippee! The Spring 2018 @YAScavengerHunt is finally here, ya’ll #TeamRed #YASH

 Hi and 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 72 hours!

 

 

Hi! I’m Julie Reece, your host for this stop on the hunt.
I like cats, horses, kids, books and movies. Okay, but not in that order.
And all of which is neither here nor there, as far as the contest goes.

So … if you want to, you can visit the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM –but there is also a BLUE, GREEN, GOLD, PINK, & PURPLE team 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.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
 
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number somewhere in this post. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the RED 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 8th at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Today, I am hosting the fabulous Erin Cashman on my

website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

 
Erin Cashman is the award-winning author of The Exceptionals, and Uncharted releasing in the Fall of 2018.  She is the workshop coordinator and a permanent mentor at AYAP , and lives in Massachusetts with her husband, three children, and their energetic rescue dog.

 

Cover  

Seventeen-year-old Annabeth prefers the fantasy of her books and paintings to reality—because in reality, her mom is dead, and it was all her fault. When she accompanies her father to the funeral of some family friends who drowned, she’s surprised to find her grief reflected in the face of Griffin Bradford, the son of the couple who died. Griffin is nothing like the carefree boy she once knew. Now he’s irritable, removed, and he’s under police investigation for his parents’ deaths.

One night following the memorial service, Annabeth’s dad goes missing in the woods, and she suspects Griffin knows more about the disappearance than he’s letting on. He refuses to answer her questions, particularly those related to the mysterious “expedition” his parents took to Ireland, where they went missing for seven months.

Annabeth fears her father isn’t lost, but rather a victim of something sinister. She launches her own investigation, tracing clues that whisper of myth and legend and death, until she stumbles upon a secret. One that some would die to protect, others would kill to expose—and which twists Annabeth’s fantasy and reality together in deadly new ways.

 EXCLUSIVE CONTENT!

Hi everyone. I’m Erin Cashman and I’m so excited to share the Novel Aesthetic for UNCHARTED!

A Novel Aesthetic is a great way to visualize the setting, characters, and tone of a book. UNCHARTED takes place on a lake in Maine, and involves an ancient mystery, Irish myths and legends, a deadly secret society, and romance between two characters grappling with their own secrets and guilt.

Here it is!

The wonderful Renee Combs designed it for me, and I think it really captures the feel of the book!

*sorry this contest has ended*

 

 

 Hey, ya’ll, it’s your host Julie Reece again. Isn’t Erin’s Novel Aesthetic gorgeous? I love it! It’s so romantic and mysterious and definitely makes me want to read to see what happens.
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here!
 
And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Amy Fellner Dominy, and many more!
To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

 

And now, for my personal giveaway!!!

One winner will get a signed paperback copy of my YA southern romance ONE SUMMER WITH AUTUMN, two more will receive an ebook copy from Amazon.

 

 To enter, leave a comment telling me what you love most about Spring. That’s it! Just PLEASE make sure you leave me your email and name so I can contact you if you win. Sometimes, the winner forgets to leave contact info and I have to chose someone else. Bummer.
Winners in the separate giveaway will be contacted by Monday, April 9th and posted on the YASH website along with the grand prize winners.
Thanks for hunting with me today. Good luck!
 

TO CONTINUE THE HUNT …

 
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next amazing author, Heather McKenzie! Good luck!

 

 
 

 


Psst, the Spring @YAScavengerHunt 2018 book list is up on Goodreads! #YASH

Hey everyone!

This is a list of the books featured on the YA Scavenger Hunt Red Team for 2018, but there are lots more books on the BLUE, GREEN, GOLD, PINK, & PURPLE teams-each with 20 authors. Whoa!

Just click on the link above to vote for THE PALADINS (by yours truly) or any of the other amazing YA books listed that you already love, or have yet to read.
Remember, the @YAScavengerHunt starts April 3rd! Meet us back here and join the hunt for a change to win a ton of great YA books!!
Happy Hunting!

Spotlight: RAGE OF THE DRAGON KING BY J. KELLER FORD BLOG TOUR @jkellerford @chapterxchapter @Month9Books

 

Tour Schedule 

 

Hi everybody! SO excited to feature the next book in J. Keller Ford’s exciting YA fantasy/adventure series.

And who doesn’t love dragons?  I know I do!

Rage of the Dragon King (The Chronicles of Fallhollow #2)

by J. Keller Ford

Publication Date:  October 24, 2017

Publisher:  Month9Books

 

Isn’t the cover gorgeous? I love it.

You can add the book to your TBR list here: 

 Goodreads

Blurb:

David and Charlotte paid their dues. They traveled to another realm, battled the Dragon King, recovered the all important magic key to the mage tunnels, and found the heir to the throne of Hirth, as promised. Now it’s time to go home. There’s just one problem: the powerful crystals needed to activate the tunnels have been stolen…and David’s parents have mysteriously disappeared along with them. Guess who’s not going home to Havendale anytime soon.

 

Eric Hamden, squire extraordinaire, survived the poisonous knick of a shadowmorth’s blade, rescued the king of Hirth from the bowels of the dragon’s lair, and confronted a heartbreaking betrayal that nearly got him killed. Still reeling from the news, Eric sets his sights on a daring rescue only to wind up in a prison of his own with David and Charlotte at his side. But rescues come in strange ways, and before they know it, the three end up in David’s hometown of Havendale…and Eric gets a quick schooling in Modern Life 101. He’d rather fight a dragon.

 

With secrets, lies and betrayals meeting them at every turn, David, Charlotte and Eric soon discover that Havendale isn’t the sanctuary they’d hoped for. Even their best-laid plans can’t prepare them for the danger that stalks them. This time, no amount of magic or prayers can save them. War has been declared, and in the final battle, someone must make the ultimate sacrifice. Let the battle begin.

 

Purchase Links:

Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N |TBD | iBooks

Want more?

You got it!

Check out this giveaway…

Just click on the link below.

One (1) lucky winner will receive a Kindle Fire. Whoo hoo!

Enter Here

Good luck, everyone!

Here’s the first book in the series:

You can read how it all began …

Goodreads

About the Author:

J. (Jenny) Keller Ford is a scribbler of speculative fiction and YA tales. As an Army brat, she traveled the world and wandered the halls of some of Germany’s most extraordinary castles in hopes of finding snarky dragons, chivalrous knights, and wondrous magic to permeate her imagination. What she found remains etched in her topsy-turvy mind and oozes out in sweeping tales of courage, sacrifice, honor and everlasting love.

When not torturing her keyboard or trying to silence the voices in her head, Jenny spends time collecting seashells, bowling, screaming on roller coasters and traveling. She is a mom to four magnificent and noble offspring and currently lives in paradise on the west coast of Florida with a menagerie of royal pets, and her own quirky knight who was brave enough to marry her.

Published works include The Passing of Millie Hudson, a paranormal short story that can be found in READING GLASSES. IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING is her debut novel and the first installment in the Chronicles of Fallhollow Trilogy. Book 2 in the series is slated for Fall 2016.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Goodreads

Can’t wait to dive into this story. I hope you enjoy it, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


In the mood for a romantic southern gothic ghost story? The Artisans is on sale for .99! @Month9Books

Whaa-hoo!

For a short time only, THE ARTISANS is on sale for .99

  Indigo   Amazon   Kobo   Google Play   BN

 

Blurb: 

They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Raven Weathersby gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven’s stepdad’s drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she’s ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can’t imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

 

Are you a Beauty or a Beast?

Take my quiz and find out!

 

What people are saying about

THE ARTISANS … 

“THE ARTISANS is a quick and enjoyable read for fans of Marissa Meyer, with an unpretentious narrator and quirky characters.” Teenreads
  “A modern day Beauty and the Beast retelling with the perfect blend of romance, mystery, and suspense this is sure to be a great hit with all young adult paranormal fans.”  ~ Dark Faerie Tales

Goodreads

“I didn’t want this story to end. I was enjoying living in this world so much!” ~ Michelle, Bookaholic Banter

“An electrifying retelling of Beauty and Beast with a hauntingly good twist.” ~Mundie Moms

“This book is one of the most amazing books I think I’ve ever read!” ~ Jackie, No Bent Spines

 

Want to get an even better feel for the story?

Check out my Pinterest inspiration board for the book.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy my quirky, gothic romance novel!

Julie


Jennifer Jenkins is in the house! FEARLESS blog tour spotlight @authorjenkins @chapterxchapter @Month9Books

 

Welcome to the blog tour for Fearless by Jennifer Jenkins! 

 

I’m so excited to be promoting Jennifer’s latest book on my site today. She’s an amazing author who loves history, teaching teens to write, and is passionate about both.

I met Jennifer at a book signing in Savannah.

She is every bit as sweet in person as she seems online.

She’s the cute one on the right. The goofy, fangirling one on the left is me.

So anyway, she’s completely awesome.

 

Now, let’s talk about FEARLESS, the next book in her NAMELESS series.

Here’s the cover!

Fearless (Nameless #3) by Jennifer Jenkins

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

Publisher: Month9Books

Add to your TBR here. 

Blurb:

In exactly twenty-three days, Gryphon will offer his life to Chief Barnabas in exchange for the lives of his best friend and mess brothers. Until then, he must keep his plans from Zo while avoiding the Wolves of the Allied Camp. But Gryphon is not the only one harboring secrets. To spare her own life, Zo has made a blood oath promising to help the Kodiak Clan free their families living as Nameless slaves. When Gryphon learns the truth — that the peaceful life he’d planned for Zo is not secure — he divulges a secret that will give the Allies the upper hand against the Ram.

Now, The Great Move is underway and a final battle between the Wolf, Ram, Kodiak and Raven cannot be stopped. Strength will be tested. Loyalties will be questioned. Alliances will form. In a world of uncertainty and danger, Zo and Gryphon may finally have what they’ve each always wanted.

About the author …

 

With my degree in History and Secondary Education, I had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, I’m obsessed with ancient warfare. Weird? I know.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, I feel blessed to be able to fulfill both my ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.

I have three children who are experts at naming my characters, one loving, supportive husband, a dog with little-man syndrome, and three chickens (of whom I am secretly afraid).

Fid out more about Jennifer here …

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Pinterest |Instagram

Want more?

Here’s  the skinny on the first two books in the NAMELESS series …

Click on the covers for info!

Thanks for visiting today.

And don’t forget to enter the contest below to win!

 

Giveaway Details:

One (1) winner will receive a 1-month Owl Crate Subscription (INT)

Giveaway Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/c08c9e8e651/?

 

Link to Tour Schedule:

http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/tour-schedule-fearless-nameless-3-by-jennifer-jenkins/