Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!



 THE YA SCAVENGER HUNT IS NOW OVER! THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING PART



Welcome, YA Scavenger Hunters! I'm Kat Ellis, your hostess for this leg of the hunt, and proud member of TEAM PINK.

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 favourite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! 

In this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue to move forward in the hunt. Add up the clues on each blog, 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! 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 favourite number. Collect the favourite numbers of all the authors on the pink 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 3 April, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. 


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Somewhere on the hunt you will find some cool bonus content connected to my new book, BREAKER - my dream cast and character anthems - but not here! You will need to keep looking through the other pink team blogs to find it.

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Today I'm hosting DOROTHY DREYER, author of the Reaper's Rite series. 

Dorothy has always believed in magic. Born in Angeles City, Philippines, to a Filipino mother and American Father, Dorothy grew up a military brat, living in Massachusetts, South Dakota, Guam, New Jersey, and New York. She now lives in Frankfurt, Germany, with her husband, two teens, and two Siberian huskies. Dorothy not only writes books with some element of magic in them, but has a fondness for reading those kinds of books as well. She also enjoys movies, chocolate, take-out, and spending time with family and friends. She’s known to make a pretty sweet cupcake when she has the time. She also tends to sing sometimes, so keep her away from your Karaoke bars. 

[As an aside, did you notice DREYER has 6 letters? I just LOVE that number.]


MY TETHERED SOUL, Book 2 in the Reaper's Rite series, is available to buy now


It’s been months since Zadie faced her sister’s Reaper, months during which she’s been under her mentor’s magical protection. But now that she’s turning seventeen, that protection is about to run out.

When dark forces lure Zadie to wander at night, she’s manipulated into committing unspeakable acts. With her friends and family at risk, Zadie must try to use her powers to break free from the Reaper’s grasp, or surrender to the Reaper’s Rite, which can only lead to death.

You can find out more about Dorothy and her books on her author website, but here you will find a sneak preview of MY FRAYED ETERNITY (Reaper's Rite book 3). Dorothy is giving away a copy of both MY TETHERED SOUL and MY FRAYED ETERNITY to the lucky winner of the pink team scavenger hunt!


EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Here is a sneak peek at MY FRAYED ETERNITY, book three in the Reaper’s Rite series.


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A floorboard creaked behind me. I swung around, my hand already sweeping the switchblade from my pocket.

What the—?

There she was again. The girl I kept seeing. She stood between the living room and dining room, staring at me.

It took a moment before I could get my mouth to work. “Who are you? What do you want?”

She eyed the weapon I held. Her chin went up, her jaw set, but she didn’t come closer. I pursed my lips and held the weapon higher. She raised her hands out in front of her, palms facing me. My grip tightened.

Taking a step forward into the light, she said, “I’m not here to hurt you.” Her intense green eyes shocked me almost as much as her Irish accent.

“Why are you following me?”

Her eyes dropped for a split second before meeting mine again. “I have a message from Chase.”

I lowered the switchblade. “Wha—? Chase?”

My head swirled. I hadn’t heard from Chase since he left last summer. I was sure he’d been avoiding contacting me as much as I’d avoided contacting him.

Irish Girl took yet another step closer. “He needs your help. He and his father.”

“Why? What happened?”

“They’ve been taken.”

I narrowed my eyes at her, my heart beating faster. “Taken by whom?”

“The dark faeries of Rostrevor Glen.”





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Don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by Dorothy Dreyer, me (Kat Ellis), and more! To enter, add up all the favourite numbers of the authors on the pink team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your scavenger hunt, you need to check out the next author, CATRINA BURGESS.

SPECIAL BONUS GIVEAWAY

I'm offering an extra giveaway as a thank you for visiting my site, so if you fancy winning the BREAKER swag pictured here, just fill in the rafflecopter below! The pack includes a signed bookplate, brass knuckles pendant and bookmark, and (heart)BREAKER socks!



46 comments:

  1. Thank you for being a part of YASH and for the giveaway!

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  2. Thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway with such cute swag!!! Also for hosting Dorothy :) I hadn't heard of her before but I am interested in getting my hands on her books now :)

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  3. Thanks for being a part of YASH, otherwise I may have never heard of you or your books :)
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  4. I think you just might have the best book swag ever!

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  5. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!! :D

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  6. pretty much all my favorite things. I love signed bookplates.

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  7. I'm really loving this scavenger hunt. I'm finding so many new books and authors!

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  8. Thank you for being part of the hunt!

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  9. I can't wait to read My Tethered Soul!

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! Those socks are adorable <3

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  11. Thank you for being a part of YASH!

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  12. i love the bookmark and necklace

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  13. I love the bookmark! Thank you for the extra giveaway!

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  14. I love this hunt. It is so much fun with great prizes.

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  15. This is awesome! Thanks for participating and for the awesome giveaway!

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  16. This is awesome! Thanks for participating and for the awesome giveaway!

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  17. Thanks for the enjoyable hunt and giveaway!

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  18. Thanks for the enjoyable hunt and giveaway!

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  19. Thank you for hosting! I love this scavenger hunt!
    Samantha D

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  20. Thank you for being a part of YASH! I enjoyed checking out your post!

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  21. Thanks so much for doing a bonus giveaway! YASH FO LYFE

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  22. thanks for the giveaway and thanks for participating! I'm having so much fun going thru all the authors pages!!!

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  23. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! love the post as well :)

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  24. Thanks for taking part in YASH and for the giveaway! :-D Love the socks!

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  25. thanks for participating. i enjoy this hunt so much!

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  26. Thanks for participating! I love that all the authors do this :)

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  27. Thank you for the giveaways. The hunt is really great and fun!

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  28. Thank you for the awesome extra giveaway!

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  29. Thank you for this giveaway! :3

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  30. Thanks for being a part of YASH!

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  31. Hi Ma'am! Thank you for the chance! The pendant is so cooool!!!! can I have it? pleaseeeee!!!!! :)

    Have a lovely day, Ma'am! :)

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  32. Thanks for being a part of YASH!

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  33. Thank you for the extra giveaway!

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  34. Thanks for the chance! awesome pendant!!!

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  35. So cute! Thanks for participating in the hunt!

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  36. So amazing. Thanks for participating in the hunt.

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