Tuesday, April 2, 2019

YA Scavenger Hunt (Purple Team) & Giveaway!


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!

This is my FOURTH TIME hosting YASH, and I'm super excited to be a part of it again! 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 my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until Sunday, April 7th.

But first, I want to take a moment to introduce myself! I'm Kristin Smith, your hostess for this leg of the hunt. I'm the author of the best-selling and award-winning YA novel CATALYST and its sequels, FORGOTTEN and FEARLESS. Be sure to enter my Giveaway at the very end of the post!!


ABOUT ME:

I love fall.

My favorite colors are sky blue and pink.

My favorite scenes to write are ones with lots of kissing. :)

I'm a big fan of Karaoke and Just Dance.

I may or may not have a stash of chocolate in my nightstand.

I'm a mom to FIVE boys! (Yes, you read that correctly.) :)

If I had to choose between the mountains and the beach, I'd choose the beach. Every. Single. Time.


Now back to the Hunt!




Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are FIVE contests
going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I'm part of the PURPLE TEAM, but there's also a red, blue, green, and gold team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!








SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the PURPLE 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 7th at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.



SCAVENGER HUNT POST


Today, I'm excited to be hosting JESSICA RUDDICK for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Be sure to check out her books and her website!



Award-winning young adult and romance author Jessica lives in Virginia with her college-sweetheart husband, two rambunctious sons, and two rowdy but lovable rescue dogs. Since her house is overflowing with testosterone, it’s a good thing she has a healthy appreciation for Marvel movies, Nerf guns, and football. Learn more about Jessica at jessicaruddick.com.

Connect with Jessica at the following social media sites:








Book Blurb:


How do you live with yourself when you decide who dies?

Ava Parks would have killed for an iPhone for her sixteenth birthday. Anything would have been better than coming into her birthright of being a seeker for the Grim Reaper, an arrangement made by her fallen angel ancestor in exchange for his re-admittance to heaven. And she isn’t just any seeker—she finds souls that have the potential for becoming angels and sentences them to death. A year and two souls into her role as a seeker with her conscience overflowing with guilt, Ava comes up with a plan to thwart the system. When it goes awry, she is forced to submit the name of a classmate, Cole Fowler, an ornery, rough around the edges guy who always seems to come to her rescue, whether she likes it or not. Her feelings for Cole prompt her to intervene, and she saves him from death, upsetting the Grim Reaper’s agenda. 

While Ava schemes to find a way to save Cole, she learns he has some secrets of his own. She lets him believe he is protecting her, and not the other way around, until a final showdown with the Grim Reaper forces Ava to make choices Cole may never forgive.





**EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIAL**


YASH EXCLUSIVE TEASER EXCERPT (BIRTHRIGHT)



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Oooh, I just LOVE that excerpt!! Makes you want to read more, right?

And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a bundle of awesome books by all of the authors on the PURPLE TEAM! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 12. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PURPLE TEAM and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!




GIVEAWAY!!

But before you go, be sure to enter my individual Giveaway for a chance to win a SIGNED copy of the first 3 books in the Deception Game series PLUS a $20 Amazon Gift Card and some awesome swag! (Books and swag are for US residents only. International winners will receive Amazon gift card only.)


ENTER HERE:


a Rafflecopter giveaway



CONTINUE THE HUNT

To continue the hunt, you need to visit the next author—K.M. ROBINSON. Click on her name to be redirected to her website.

But first, check out the first book in the Deception Game series, which is currently FREE on all major retailers.



Apple iBooks


Thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck on the hunt! :)


53 comments:

  1. Hi Kristin! I was wandering if you could enter these contests if you are not entering YASH? I love YA books! Thank you

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  2. What a great idea to spread fun and books. :)

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  3. I like the unique posts that have playlists or boards to go with the books.

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  4. I love getting exposted to all the authors. Sometimes you find a couple gems you can't live without. Sometimes you cry because you didn't win that book you really wanted. But then you do 8+ hours of work all over again the next time anyway.

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    1. Aww, I love that you put all this time into it each year. Hope you win something this year! Good luck! <3

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  5. I love discovering new books to read!

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  6. I love discovering new authors and books!

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    1. That is pretty awesome. Hope you find some great ones this year! <3

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  7. I love getting to see new authors and catch up with previous authors and their new releases. All the beautiful covers help, too!(:

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  8. I love getting to know authors as well as finding new books to read.

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  9. I love finding new authors to follow!

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  10. I love YASH because I like learning about cool authors who write exciting fantasy stories!

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    1. That's awesome! A great reason to do the hunt! :)

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    1. I hope I'm one of the new ones on your list! :)

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  12. I love being able to find new authors and books.

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    1. Awesome! I hope you added my books to your Goodreads! ;)

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  13. Hi Kristin! I love your book covers! Thanks for much for hosting this giveaway :)

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    1. For some reason this didn't add my name to the comment! It's Hannah W. Thanks!!

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    2. Hi Hannah!! Thanks so much for stopping by! <3

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  14. I always love getting to know about new authors that I might not have heard of without this event.

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  15. I love YASH for several reasons. Discovering new authors and books. The little bonus's and extras that each author post. And the scavenger hunt itself is really fun.

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  16. This is my first year doing YASH, and I love the scavenger hunt aspect of it! Searching the different blogs and linking from author to author makes me feel like some sort of technical analyst XD My "to-read" list is also loving all of the new books and promising authors I'm stumbling across!

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  17. Discovering new authors and books. And I always have fun doing the scavenger hunts.

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  18. My favorite part of YASH is discovering authors I would have otherwise not known about! Thanks for being part of the hunt!

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  19. I LOVE finding all kinds of new authors and getting updates on some old favorites. YASH is such a fun time!

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  20. I love to discover new authors and the new works of established authors.

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  21. everything discovering new authors and books reading snipits of things you couldnt find else where

    Beverly Gordon

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  22. I love the YASH because I find new authors to read and since I read 555 books last year, I need all the books I can find LOL! This year my goal on goodreads is 560! YAY Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

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  23. My two boys wear me out sometimes, but they are awesome :)

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  24. finding new authors

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  25. I love the opportunity to find new books and authors to read and follow.

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  26. I love discovering authors that I might have never found out about!

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  27. I love being able to find new books and authors that I did not know about before.

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  28. I love YASH because it helps me discover fantastic new books and authors! Plus, I love the hunt! ;)

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  29. I love discovering new authors and reads!

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  30. My favorite things are always finding new to me authors and also getting to see the bonus content from my favorite authors that joined in!

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  31. I love YASH because I get to discover new authors I might not otherwise find, and seeing all the bonus content is so much fun! The giveaways are pretty great too. :D

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  32. I love meeting new authors and new books! Also love the giveaways 💜

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  33. I really love what Colleen Houck created, it's a great way to know new author and books. And it's fun.

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  34. I love YASH to get ideas for books for my classroom library. Thanks!!

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  35. I always love finding new authors and books, and seeing the exclusive content from their amazing works that I wouldn't otherwise get to see. Also, you know, the prizes are pretty nice, too ;)

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  36. What I love about YASH is getting a chance to win some awesome new books! :D

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