Tuesday, March 29, 2016

YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016!!




It's that time of year again!! When we all go crazy for a few days, trying to win piles of awesome books! This year, I'm also doing my own personal giveaway, so make sure to read all the way to the VERY BOTTOM of the post for your chance to win a signed copy of ENDURE!! (The final book in the DEFY trilogy!) 


(You can win this!! Make sure to go all the way to the bottom!)



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 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. This year I'm on: 




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 3rd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Here's a little trivia for you - my all time FAVORITE number has always been 21!!!






Today I am hosting:
Vicki Weavil and her book:
 


(Cool cover, huh??)


FACSIMILE INFO.: 

 

 

 

Purchase Links:

Amazon | B&N


Here's some more about the book:


Facsimile (Facsimile #1)
by Vicki L. Weavil
Publication Date:  March 8, 2015
Publisher:  Month9Books


For a ticket to Earth, seventeen-year-old Anna-Maria “Ann” Solano is willing to jettison her birth planet, best friend, and the boy who loves her. Especially since all she’s required to do is escort Dace Keeling, a young naturalist, through the wilderness of the partially terraformed planet Eco. Ann‘s determination to escape the limitations of her small, frontier colony never falters, until Dace’s expeditions uncover three secrets. One offers riches, one shatters Ann’s perceptions of
herself, and one reveals that the humans stranded on Eco are not its only inhabitants.


Ann’s willing to sacrifice friendship and love for a new life on Earth. But when an entire species is placed in jeopardy by her actions, she must make a choice – fulfill the dream that’s always sustained her, or save the planet she’s never considered home.

**WHOA!!! That sounds so good, doesn't it??***

Here's a little bit more about Vicki:


Vicki L. Weavil is represented by Fran Black of Literary Counsel. Her Young Adult Fantasy, CROWN OF ICE – Book One in the Snow Queen Saga-- was published by Month9Books in 2014. Two companion books to CROWN OF ICE -- SCEPTER OF FIRE and ORB OF LIGHT -- will be published in fall 2016 and in 2017.
Her YA SciFi -- FACSIMILE – was published by Month9Books in March 2016. A sequel, DERIVATION, will release in 2017. A new YA Fantasy, THE DIAMOND THIMBLE, will be published by Month9Books in 2018.
She also writes adult SciFi.

Author Links:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads |


And here is her bonus content!!


An Interview with Anna-Maria “Ann” Solano from FACSIMILE

 

 

How old are you, Anna-Maria – or is it Ann?

I prefer “Ann.” I am seventeen-and-a-half, almost as old as my parents when they got married. But I have no intention of marrying so young, even if there isn’t much else to do on Eco.

 So what’s your life like?

Okay, you ready for this? Basically, I am a nobody on a nowhere world. My dad’s parents, who were originally from Peru on Earth, were contracted to terraform my birth planet, Eco. But the company that recruited, educated, and trained them went bankrupt and stranded them on Eco. Yeah, we have enough infrastructure to scratch out a subsistence living in our little frontier colony, but we don’t have any spaceships, so we can’t leave.  We also can’t earn enough credits to pay any passing spacecraft to take us on as passengers. This means we’re stuck on Eco, with no real future.  All we can do is follow in our grandparents’ and parents’ footsteps and live our simple lives.

Do you have a lifelong dream or aspiration?

Sure – to get off this dead-end planet and travel to Earth. Once I’m there, I believe a world of opportunities will open up for me. My grandparents claim Earth is too segregated into the “haves” and “have nots” for that to happen, but they haven’t been back in so long, I think they’re mistaken.

Can you share one vivid memory from your childhood?

I remember when I was little, there was one time my parents seemed really “in sync.” I’d found an unusual stone, with a perfect circle carved through the middle. I sat nestled between my parents and said I’d found something “alien,” but my dad – who’s an engineer – and my mom – who’s a geologist – explained how wind, sand, and time had simply worn away the center of the stone.  It was one of the few times I felt like we were a real family.  (My parents don’t get along very well most of the time).

 

What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Anything different from the stuff we grow in our hydroponic greenhouses. I am a vegetarian, though, because raising animals for food wastes too many resources, so I never got used to eating meat. We do have chickens (for eggs) and goats (for their milk, which we also use to make cheese). 

I guess my most prized treat is the rare chocolate bar we acquire by bartering our fresh produce with passing space traders.

Do you have any siblings?

No, but I have a best friend. Her name is Emie, and we’re probably closer than most sisters, actually. She’s really, really, smart – a genius at working with computers and anything digital. She’s apprenticed to our communication and data expert.

What’s your town or city like?

There isn’t anything remotely like a city or town on Eco – just our settlement. Our living quarters were built from the spacecraft used to transport my grandparents and the other terraformers to Eco. (Which is why we don’t have any space ships now). Our settlement is basically ramshackle metal-siding buildings surrounded by a simple fence. We have living quarters – which are small, so extended families live together – a kitchen and group dining space, a meeting/recreation hall, two hydroponic greenhouses, some workshops, garage space for our big machinery (mostly broken now), a dairy, a building that houses a couple of labs and our com room, and some domes that cover our animal pens. That’s about it. We do have windmills that help provide electricity, along with our solar collectors. I mean, we can get along, but we are basically living in a frontier settlement. No luxuries, and not that much to do, outside of daily chores.

Do you go to school or do you have a job?

Both. I am apprenticed to my grandmother, who’s a botanist.  She manages our hydroponic greenhouses. (We really depend on the produce grown in the greenhouses because you can’t grow anything in Eco’s thin soil). I also take classes over the ‘sphere and study any holographic discs we can get in trade from passing spacers.

What do you do for fun?

Mostly the younger people play immersive holographic videogames. The entire colony watches a lot of movies, too, because my other grandmother (mom’s mom, who died before I was born) brought along digital copies of every film she could lay her hands on – even really old, 2D stuff.

I also like to ride my solar-powered electric bike out across Eco’s rather barren landscape. Sometimes I stop and search for these purple crystals that I trade to spacers for stuff.  The crystals look like amethysts. They aren’t, but don’t tell the spacers that!

Do you have a boyfriend?

Well, uhm… Yes, sort of.  There aren’t very many people my age on Eco, so I don’t have many choices.  There’s Raiden Lin, of course. We hang out sometimes, and we kiss, but … I want more options, so I’m going to wait until I can get to Earth to commit to someone. (Even though Raid is really, really, hot, and smart, and his kisses can make me swoon, I need to meet other people before I dive into anything too serious!)

Okay, Ann. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, and good luck to you!

Thank you. Nice to talk to someone different. Now I gotta run. I hear a trading ship will be landing on Eco soon.  I hope this ship – the Augusta Ada – will offer me a chance to trade my purple crystals for something new and fun.  I mean, you can always hope for a change, right?!


Thank you for sharing with us Vicki!!

To continue the hunt make sure to visit Leah Bobet's site by clicking HERE!!


And now for my personal giveaway! Just for stopping by, you have the chance to win a signed copy of ENDURE. Just do as many options as you want and good luck! :-)

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109 comments:

Jennifer Lancaster said...

I can't wait to read Endure to see what happens with everyone!!

b9eb01f2-da6e-11e4-8eb3-47c7a0e203be said...

I Need to read all about their wedding!! Alexa & Damian <3

Mary Moore said...

I'm excited to be introduced to your work through Endure!

Serena Puri said...

I love the defy series and am so excited to read endure so that I can find out what happens to Alexa, Damian, Rylan, Jax and all my favorite character! Thanks for writing a great series!

Whitney Baer said...

Because THAT COVER! and the book sounds really good too.

bookbunny68 said...

New series for me but I've seen blogs that have loved it.

Jaime Arnold said...

I need to complete my collection :D

Hugs,
Jaime

Jamie Kramer said...

I would love to complete my collection with a signed copy! This series is GREAT! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kirby preppybookprincess said...

My hubby has been recommending this series to me for a long time, and I'm definitely excited to finally get to read it. Having a signed copy would just be icing on the cake!

Take Me Away To A Great Read said...

I have heard amazing things from my blogger friends, and I am dying to read it!!!

Dominique said...

The cover looks very interesting and so does the plot

JustAnotherDreamer said...

I can say that I hope to win Endure because I love books and I want to read the other books too. There is nothing better than owning your own copy of book :)

Amber Hen said...

Thanks for participating in the YASH! It's always so fun and I always end up learning about new books! I want to win a signed copy of Endure because I have signed copies of Defy and Ignite! I would love to complete the set!

Luisa Oliveira said...

Because of the cover, the plot and.. Alexa!

Cassie said...

Free books are rad. Also, that wedding scene was absolutely incredible! Thanks for the bonus giveaway!

Samantha said...

I loved the first two books and I need to read this one! :)

Melissa Paschal said...

I think the book looks intriguing and am excited to read it! Thanks for the chance!

Vanathi Bala said...

I loveee the cover. I can't wait to see who the lucky winner is :DDD

Hannah M said...

I can't wait to read Endure! I absolutely love the series but don't want it to end! Thanks for participating in YASH and having the giveaway!

Paige Smith said...

I would love a signed copy of Endure because I love the Defy series! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

DalzielMapp2008 said...

The book series sounds brilliant! I really want to read it now!

Lilly de Mi oasis de palabras said...

First of all, the cover is amazing. And, secondly, although I haven't read the previous books the story seems to be really interesting ^^

Megan S. said...

It sounds so wonderful - and once I have the final book I can marathon the series! <3

_Sandra_ said...

Because Defy and Ignite were absolutely amazing and can't wait to see how it all wraps up.
Thanks for the chance to win it! :)

Angela said...

It's the only one of your books that I still have to read!

gemiinii said...

The cover is beautiful and very intriguing! That is the main reason I want to read the book!

Ashfa said...

I've only read the first book and dying to get my hands on the rest of the series.

SeeingDouble InNeverland said...

I love your series. I own them all but I would love to have a signed copy since I have not met you yet. Then I can donate my unsigned copy to my local library for more people to fall in love with the series.

Holed Up In A Book said...

the premise sounds very interesting!

Emily said...

Endure sounds amazing!

Caroline Butters said...

I'm here from the scavenger hunt and I already love this book!

ParanormalLVR08 said...

Can't wait to read these!

Nicole Lynn Hoefs said...

These books sound amazing, so I'd love to win Endure!

Stephanie Aimeé said...

I read Endure<3 I can't wait to read the wedding scene!

Elisa Hutchings said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway and for participating in YASH!

Denise April Cayetano said...

I would love to win to complete my collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lysa Joseph said...

I've read the book description and I love it.

Nicole Anaya said...

I'd love to win because I still have yet to read it! And I've heard such good things about it! Also because I'd love a signed copy <3 Thanks for the chance <3

Tiffany said...

OMG I need this book! I've read Defy and loved it! And I LOVE the covers.

Jasmine Stairs said...

Because I've been interested in this series since the beginning, when I saw a bunch of authors talking about how nice you were and how kick-ass the book was. Nice and kick-ass is 100% my jam.

Darrella said...

I love your books.

abookandbeyond said...

This book seems so intriguing, and the covers are stunning. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, and good luck to everyone!

Written Melodies said...

I own a copy of Ignite and need Defy and Endure to complete my set.

Krissy Costa said...

This series has been getting rave reviews and it seems like every time I turn around, it's on a shelf begging me to buy them all! So, I must own them!

LadyVampire2u said...

I'm hoping to win Endure because I've read the other books in this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

Red Moon said...
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Red Moon said...

The story is amazing and I love all the characters. This series is one of my favorites. I would love to be able to read it again and again. Thank you so much for participating.

Hana Khan said...

It sounds amazing! I'll love any book/series with a strong, independent heroine!

Hannah Pastore said...

Would love to read Endure!

Sparkless said...

I'd love to read this series and the book Endure because you can't read too many good books!

Rebecca Van Daniker said...

I want to win Endure because it sounds like an awesome read that I would love! :)

bff1997 said...

i love this series it is amazing! the characters are awesome.

Champagne Stephens said...

I want to win endure because I just started reading the series and I know it's one I'm going to love

Judy said...

REally looks like a great read that I will enjoy reading. I also love the cover!!

Melissa Robles said...

Because then I'll be able to read more about Damian, my love! ♥

blackplume said...

I love your Defy series. It has everything I want for my fantasy reads. It would be really great to own signed copy of the last book. Thanks so much for the chance to win one.

Maud Grefte said...

Simple: I NEED TO READ IT!!!

Nicole Johnson said...

I have been wanting to read this series for so long and I would love to win this book!

Savannah Stryde said...

Looks like a really cool book!

Ashley White said...

Because I have been dying to read this series!

Kat Stiles said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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Bluey Opal said...

The Defy series is one of my favorite series. I would love to have a signed copy of the last book!

Stephanie H said...

I like the story line of this book and I can't wait to read it!

Jess M. said...

I have both Defy and Endure and I absolutely loved them, so here's to completing the set!

Penny said...

Endure sounds amazing. I'd love to read the whole series.

wordsonsimmer said...

I want to find out what happens next!

Kirstie Ellen said...

I would love to win Endure because apart from the whole series having ridiculously pretty covers, the books sound fantastic! I've heard good thing after good thing about them and I'm eager to get started reading them. What better a way to do so then by completing my collection and having them all at hand to marathon? Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

brighteyes780 said...

i'm running out of money for my book collection. Free books are always welcome on my shelf =)

Laura said...

I've only read Defy so far, but I'm hooked! Can't wait to finish the series :)

Ginger Betty said...

This is one of my fave series!

Sabrina Joy said...

I would love to read Endure because it is part of one of my fave series and it's everything I look for in a book!

lostbraincell said...

I want to win it because it'll complete my collection of the series and I haven't read it yet!!

Elin Helmersson said...

I love reading books and Endure seems like a great next read! :)

Emma A. said...

I own the first book in the series, but I missing the second and third. So winning would put me one step closer to completing my trilogy!

Maidelyn Garcia said...

I can't wait to read it... I'm so excited!!!!

Rebecka Jakobsson said...

I absolutely LOVED the first two books, and I'm really looking forward to finding out what happens in Endure!! *crossing my fingers for a happy ending* :)

karin said...

This book sounds awesome! love the cover as well

Melanie Valente said...

I'm excited to read Endure to see what happened to everyone!

Joanne Vincenti said...

it sounds very interesting and intriguing

Nicole Wetherington said...

I've heard many great things about the series!

staceykym said...

I would love to win because your novels have been sitting on my to-buy shelf for AGES and winning ENDURE will FINALLY compel me to read the others!

Queen Alchemy said...

So many people have recommended this series to me and the synopsis is amazing!

Theresa Snyder said...

I'm hoping to win Endure because I haven't read it yet. (I know, I know!!)
plus that gorgeous cover!!!
thanks!

Theresa Snyder said...

I'm hoping to win Endure because I haven't read it yet. (I know, I know!!)
plus that gorgeous cover!!!
thanks!

Erica said...

Because a signed Sara book = all the awesome?

00eb2a88-f94e-11e5-81d4-8b474858b308 said...

I would love to win a copy of Endure because I actually won a copy of Defy in another contest sponsored by a YA blog, and it was the first time I'd ever won a book from a contest. I was excited to read it then, and am excited to see what happens in the conclusion!!

Anglik Djilah said...

Because I'm diyin to know how everything ends!!!

Molly Lynch said...

I love your series and I haven't been able to read the last one yet!

Steph said...

I NEED to find out what happens and how everything ends!!

Brianna Clay said...

I have loved your Defy series so far and haven't read Endure yet, so I am excited to read it soon!

Destiny Carroll said...

I would love to start a new and exciting series, and this would give me incentive to buy all of the other books in the series haha.

Cindy C. said...

I'm excited for this book! I hope I win it so I can read more of this story. :3

Debi Tonks said...

I hate cliff hangers so I've been saving reading Defy and Ignite until Endure came out. I love just binging on an entire series instead of having to wait for the next book to come out. If I got Endure, my collection would be complete and I can take some time to finally immerse myself in the entire story and finish feeling everything is happily resolved.

Dani W said...

The covers are soooooo gorgeous, and I want ENDURE to join the others on my shelves!

Liezl N. said...

It's not too late to start a new series. It would be really lovely to know what everyone is crazy about with this book. <3

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Because I've read both books 1 and 2 and I love them so much I would love to read the third book and to have it sign would be amazing!!

Jen S said...

Because I need to read book 3 yet!

Faith Young said...

The cover for Endure is stunning! Thanks for the giveaway Sarah!

Kassiah Faul said...

You already know I loved this book. I'd love to have a signed copy :) Thanks for participating in the hunt!

Hazel Beatrice Santos said...

Sounds really interesting. And look at that cover!

Bhavneet Kaur said...

At my school, the IB students have a mandatory personal project that we must complete in order to continue with IB. Luckily, we can do whatever we want for this project. I'm a reader and I love books, and I decided that I'm going use my book review blog for this.

SO, now for the reason - Emerge seems like a beautiful book, and I'd love to get a chance to use it for my blog. Yay!

Merisha Abbott said...

It sounds good!Beautiful cover!

Carie said...

I LOVE this series!!! Dying to read the last book :)

Cindy said...

My friend has been book-pushing this series on me, but my library only has the first two books, so I haven't had the chance to start it.

Erin said...

I love being introduced to new authors!

Kelsea Linney said...

I absolutely loved the Defy series and I so want to add endure to my collection!! it's such a beautifully designed book!

Christina said...

I have defy on my kindle waiting for me so i need this one so i can binge read! Thanks!!!

Christina said...

I have defy on my kindle waiting for me so i need this one so i can binge read! Thanks!!!