Thursday, October 2, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt GOLD TEAM!!

It's that time again....

WOOHOO!!!!

And this year I'm on: 

Make sure to get to the very bottom because on top of the big YASH giveaway, I'm also hosting a personal giveaway, just on my blog, for an ARC of IGNITE - the sequel to my YA Fantasy DEFY! 

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by authorColleen 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!

Go to 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 Gold Team --but there is also a red team, a blue team, an orange team, a red team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole 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.


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

This time I'm hosting this beautiful lady:


Can you believe she's only 21?? (Okay, I don't actually know how old she is, but she *could* be that young based on this lovely picture, right?)

Victoria Scott is the author of:


 A pulse-pounding thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life--and her own.

Time is slipping away. . . .

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to the middle of nowhere for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying--and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

Victoria Scott's breathtaking novel grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go.


If you haven't picked this one up yet, you should right away! It's SO, SO good you guys. 

Here's where you can buy it:


And here's where you can find Victoria:


We are SO SO lucky because for her bonus content, Victoria is giving us a look at the very first excerpt released of SALT & STONE, the sequel to FIRE & FLOOD! I'm dying to get my hands on this book...

Salt & Stone Excerpt




My fingers are numb from the injection. My words slur together, but I gather that I’m screaming, prying the rope from the man’s hand, running. Someone grabs me around the middle and tackles me to the ground.

“Hush now,” he says.

“Remember Cody,” he says.

“This is the last time I’ll help you,” he says.

Fox tongue against my cheek. A grizzly bear on his feet, roaring a warning. An iguana flat on my stomach. I don’t have much time before my thoughts are gone from me. So I fill my lungs, and I think of Caroline. And Dink. And of Ransom and Levi and all the friends who aren’t here for one reason or another. I think of Harper, too, of whether she’ll make good on her promise to return and help me win.

I squeeze my hands into fists. I close my eyes. And I whisper my brother’s name inside the folds of my mind: Cody.

Cody on the last day I saw him well. He was drinking pickle juice from the jar and wincing from the sourness. Has he always liked pickle juice? I can’t remember, but I want to see him drink it again. I want to see him drink anything without the use of a straw and small sips. I want to take back every bad thing I’ve ever said to him and replace it with this: I look up to you.

The woman appears. She says something. She’s holding something. She lifts her slender arm into the air to show the men her prize.

I narrow and widen my gaze, trying to see past the drug’s fog.

And then I know exactly what she’s holding.

It’s a life jacket.


WHOA. Now I want this book even MORE!! 

Now hop on over to the next stop on Maureen McGowan's blog by clicking HERE!

***But before you go, make sure to enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a signed copy of IGNITE below! (And check out the special, never before revealed bonus scene in the DEFY world on Susanne Winnacker's blog for my part in the YA Scavenger Hunt!)***


a Rafflecopter giveaway

49 comments:

tawney13 said...

my favorite part o Defy was that Alexa disguised herself as a boy! My favorite line from Mulan came to mind when I picked this book up "Cross dressing" and it's a fun concept! I would love to get a peek ahead of pub for Ignite.

Maud Grefte said...

I would love to win because I live in the Netherlands and not a lot of authors visit us so gaining a signed book is a bit difficult xD

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Jenni Elyse said...

I love the relationship between Alex and Prince Damian! Please let them be together at the end! Please!!!

YA Fanatic said...

My favorite part of Defy was that Alexa didn't allow her heart to get in the way of what she thought was best for their Kingdom.

Susan Light said...

What didn't I like! Alexa thinking she was disguised but both boys knowing who she really was. And you have left me hanging so I need Ignite like now.

Alicia Batista said...

My favorite part of DEFY was Alexa's strength and courage and will to survive! Oh, and lets not forget about how HOT both Damian and Rylan are! ;)

Thank you for this AMAZING giveaway! I can't WAIT to read Ignite and see what's in store next for Alexa and her team!!

Rafflecopter name: Vannah B

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Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales said...

I loved everything about Defy :)!!!! But my favorite thing is probably the relationship between Damian and Alex!!!! I seriously can't wait to read Ignite I already have it pre-ordered and everything :)!!!

Michka said...

I would love to win a copy of Ignite because BOOKS! I mean, you know, if I'm being honest and all! In my opinion, you can never have too many books. My previous movers might disagree, however...

Erin P said...

I haven't read Defy yet, I just bought my copy, but I have heard wonderful things about it!

Sajda Ouachtouki said...

this book seems fantastic! thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway

Nicole Metivier said...

I would love a copy of Ignite, just to try out a new series and author! Thanks for offering the giveaway... this is my first hunt!

Yun-A said...

I haven't read Defy yet, but I've heard great things about it.

Shadin Al-Dossari said...

my favorite part was when Alex disguised herself :)

Jen Almond said...

Oh man, it's been a while, I always have to read books before the next one comes out because I forget but I liked the part when they meet up with the rebellion(?) in the forest.

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

Hmmm I just loved Alexa and everything bout her, every conversation and kickassery stuff she does haha!

zeeeebs said...

I haven't read any of your books and I'd love to give it a try and then share it with the YA readers in my library :)

forsan said...

I want to win ignite because, I really believe my library will look more distinguished with it on my shelves.

Audrey Stone said...

I cant wait for Ignite!

LitzaLou said...

Why do I want to win IGNITE? Because I loved DEFY to bits! Oh my goodness, the action, the danger, the romance, the total uncertainty! I love it all. :) Thanks for participating in the Hunt and for having a bonus giveaway. So pumped!

Alyssa H. said...

I haven't read DEFY (yet, anyway), but the basic teaser for IGNITE makes me thinking of Sherwood Smith's Court Duel--which I love! Quite curious to take a deeper look.

Talysa said...

I love how strong Alex is, as a girl. She can kick butt and still be emotional about things, which is seriously awesome to read about! I can't wait for Ignite to come out!!!!

Stephanie B said...

Ah, Ignite! So excited to read it! I'm glad it's coming out in January, in the beginning of the year.

Alessandra P. said...

I didn't read Defy yet, but I'd like to win Ignite so, after reading the first one, I'll already have the sequel! ;-)

Tiffany said...

The question is why wouldn't I want this book. The first was amazing and I'm so excited for the next!

theenchantedbook said...

I really want to win Ignite because it sounds so good! I haven't read Defy yet, but I sure will!

anonymous said...

I would love to win Ignite because Defy is next on my TBR list and I really hate waiting for sequels! hahaha

Melissa M.
(I can't get it to stop posting as "anonymous"!)

Arlene said...

I haven't read Defy yet but I would love to read them both soon-- thanks for the giveaway!

Susan T. said...

I just picked up Defy so I haven't read it yet but it sounds great! It would be great to have the second book too so I don't have to wait to know what happens.

erinlee20 said...

I want to win a copy because I NEED to know what happens next! I loved everything about Defy and can't just pick one part....although the swoony stuff was good. :)

Kelly said...

The cover of Ignite has a FREAKING BOW. (Yes, that had to be in all caps.) It screams READ MEEE I'LL BE EPICC.

Camii Ailen said...

I want to win it, because sound amazing!

Kathy Arguelles said...

I love this series because of Alexa. I really love that she is a strong female character & she kicked ass in Defy! I can't wait to find out what happens in Ignite but I'm still not sure if I like the Damian or Rylan. Thanks for being on YASH and for this additional giveaway!!

Delia Chavez said...

The relationship between Damian and Alex!!!!

bibliophileprincess said...

I have yet to read Defy :( Too many TBR books and not enough time or $$. BUT, IF I so happen to win Ignite then I would go out the day I find out and buy and read Defy all in one day to prepare for my lovely new arrival!! :)

Thanks for sharing and hosting!

#DOONLOVE

Rachel Dan said...

I haven't read Defy yet, but I have it at the top of my books to read list. Pretty sure what's going to happen is I'm going to fall in love with the series and be desperately "hunting" for Ignite, so a free copy would be beautiful!

Grace Thompson said...

I really enjoy reading and I would love the chance to win a copy of your next book. Reading is my escape.

Winona Norberg said...

#doonlove and thank you for hosting le giveaway ;)

Jamie Cristobal said...

I loved reading Defy! I liked how the guy leads didn't know she was a boy and how she handled being a boy/warrior. I have been waiting for Ignite since the beginning of this year!

Stephanie Jolly said...

I want to win IGNITE because DEFY was incredible and I'd love to do an early review on book 2!

Echo of Memory said...

My favorite part of Defy was the ending, because it sort of had a defining of inner beauty rather than outer involving the burns. Why would I not want the book after that?

Katie Thomas said...

I want to win Ignite because i love reading and reading is my escape to go into another world.

Jennifer Lancaster said...

I can't wait to read Ignite! I loved Defy and can't wait to see what happens.

Raychelle said...

I don't think I could pick a favorite scene from DEFY. I love the whole book! I cannot wait for Ignite so that I can continue Damian and Alexa's story.

SeeingDouble InNeverland said...

Morgan ~ drewblythe2004@yahoo.com
I want to win because I loved Defy! I loved Damian!!! I need to need to read what happens next!

Cassie said...

I haven't read Defy, but that's why I want to win Ignite! More motivation to read Defy!

Dannielle Logan said...

I haven't read Defy, I first heard about it on the YASH!! But I really want to read them both. So I would love to win a book from you. So exciting!!

Caroline Tapscott said...

I want to read IGNITE because I loved everything about DEFY!! I was drawn into DEFY by the premise and the questions it raises: what would you do if you had to live your life pretending to be someone you're not? What would happen if the one person you could completely rely on suddenly wasn't there anymore? What does it mean to be strong? Does showing vulnerability make you weak?
I stayed up all night reading DEFY because I could not put it down; I had to know what happened. I am so looking forward to IGNITE!