Tuesday, 4 April 2017

YASH Spring 2017

THE HUNT IS NOW OVER! BUT DON'T WORRY - #YASH WILL BE BACK IN THE AUTUMN.

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organised 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! 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: the Spring YA Scavenger Hunt begins at 12pm (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, April 4th, and ends at 12pm (Pacific Time) on Sunday, April 9th.

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. There are FIVE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM, where you can win books by me and other fab authors in my team, but there is also a red team, a blue team, a pink team, and a purple team, each giving away an awesome selection of books!


Also, I'm having an exclusive extra giveaway for anyone wanting to win a signed copy of any one of my books - scroll riiiiiiight to the bottom to enter that. Now, on to the hunt!


SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've sneakily hidden my favourite number somewhere in gold. At the bottom of this post is a link to the next author in my team. Collect the favourite 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 9th April, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


SCAVENGER HUNT POST


Today I am hosting LH Nicole, author of LEGENDARY, who as well as being an author is a seasoned Pastry Chef at the most magical place on earth, and a lifelong fairytale (Disney and Grimm) lover. LH believes in love at first sight, is addicted to 80's & 90's cartoons and anything that can capture her ADD-way-too-overactive imagination. Joan Lowery Nixon and L.J. Smith were the first authors she became addicted to, and they inspired her to steal away whenever she could to read and write.

Find out more about LH Nicole on her website, facebook page, and twitter.



About LEGENDARY:

Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world, dreaming of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the sudden death of her parents, she hides behind the safety of her camera and her art until a vivid recurring dream compels her to dig into her father's research about Avalon and Camelot. 

When she is hurled into a magical realm by forces she thought were only the stuff of fairy tales, she finds herself thrown into an adventure she could never have imagined. Nearly everything she thought she knew about Arthurian legend was wrong. The independent eighteen-year-old is shocked to find that the people of Avalon think that she is the Destined One, the only person who can summon King Arthur back to life from his hidden chamber. Most surprising of all is that it's up to her to lead the Knights of the Round Table on an epic quest-an adventure that will transport them across the seven magic realms to reclaim all that has been lost so they can defeat the evil Mordrid for good. But first, she must bring the ancient warriors into her world and reunite them with their lost brothers. 

Chaperoning the legendary knights-with-a-chivalry-complex as they navigate the modern world is a constant challenge, and she certainly never thought she'd be caught between her intense feelings for the noble Sir Galahad and her growing friendship with the King. To fulfill the prophecy, Aliana will have to discover the meaning of friendship, bravery, loyalty, true love, and forgiveness. But can she do it all in time to save the realms from Mordrid's impending Armageddon?


Buy the book from Amazon US



EXCLUSIVE CONTENT


LH is sharing 2 fabulous extras - a Spotify playlist to go along with LEGENDARY (I'd have to say track 6 is my favourite), and an exclusive deleted scene.






Deleted scene from LEGENDARY:

Set up: This was a scene we cut from the first book and takes place just before the fundraiser dance Arthur, Aliana, Galahad, Owen, Lancelot and Percy attend after returning to the modern world from Avalon. This scene is from Owen’s POV and focuses on his conflicting thoughts and emotions about learning he’s a reincarnated Knight of the Round Table and that the cousin he’d only met a few weeks earlier is the key to breaking the curse he and the others are under.

Owen frowned when the little grey marble colored Dragon name Daggerhorne joined him and the others on the roof without Galahad. Something was going on between Aliana and the big knight and Owen wasn’t sure he liked it, especially since he was alone with her in the flat. Aliana may not talk about it but between what Wade had told him, and all he had learned about her in the last few weeks, it was clear she’s had a rough go with dating guys.
Owen turned from the Dragon and watched Lancelot and Arthur draw their swords and salute each other before getting into attack positions. Why do I still feel as if I’m turning into a nutter for believing all this? King Arthur is real and I am one of his reincarnated knights? And my cousin is supposed to be the one to save us all from a curse I didn’t even realize I am under?
All last night he had dreamed of Camelot, or at least what he imagined it would have looked like. When he mentioned it to Lancelot earlier, the stoic knight had just said it was probably part of his memories returning. When Owen had talked to Percy about it the southerner had admitted he had a lot of those dreams to when he first met Lancelot. But the number of dreams had waned only a month or so after. He had no doubt Percy was upset by that fact, the cowboy was for more anxious to know more than Owen was ready to admit he was. If he didn’t trust his gut so much, and the whisper in his heart and mind that sounded so much like his late mother’s voice, he would have been ready to commit himself and Aliana.
Arthur launched his attack against a stoic Lancelot as the clang of steel against steel rang out and sparks flew as the blades collided. Lancelot powered back but Arthur dodged his thrust and struck again in one fluid motion. Owen had always been fascinated by swords, probably knew more than a reasonable person should, but he’d never learned how to handle a blade. Seeing such skill from two warriors who had been the best was a rarity and a sight to be admired.
Owen smiled ruefully when Arthur knocked Lance’s sword from his hand and kicked his feet out from under him. That right there was what made different from these guys. He wasn’t a fighter, never had been. Owen was better at fighting with words not physical actions.
“Well done, sire.” Lancelot admitted accepting Arthur’s offered hand as he pulled himself to his feet.
“Owen?” Arthur asked. “How are your fighting skills?”
He ran a hand through his hair looking at the ground. “They’re not up to par, but I’ll give it a go.” 
Owen and Percy squared off, taking Arthur and Lancelot’s swords. The weight was strange but not totally unfamiliar. Owen cleared his throat and squared his shoulders, he didn’t like being watched so carefully, but he would be damned if he’d show it. Despite his lack of skills, and the ache of his muscles after only the first blow he managed to last a three whole minutes against Percy before the larger man knocked him on his backside.
“Nicely done, Owen, Percy. Go again,” Arthur ordered with a nod of approval.
“I should’ve paid closer attention to Wade’s lessons.” Owen grumbled getting to his feet. Wade was right, words aren’t always enough to protect yourself. Just as he and Percy got back into position the door opened as Galahad joined them, a small smile in his face.
Why was he smiling? Owen wondered not liking that it probably had to do with Aliana. She called him overbearing but Owen wasn’t the kind of guy to just sit back when a virtual stranger made a pass at a person he cared about. Especially his newfound cousin. 




GAH. So much fun, right?

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author



And if you haven't had enough fun, here's the bonus extra giveaway I promised...

Enter to win a signed copy of any ONE of my books - Purge, Breaker, or Blackfin Sky (click to see their descriptions) - by filling in the Rafflecopter below (Intl. OK). Good luck!








84 comments:

  1. they all sound good but i think i would like to have beaker thanks for the chance to win

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  2. I'd love to win any of them! <3 thank you for the chance!

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  3. Thank you, I think Blackfin Sky sounds the most interesting, but they all sound really cool!

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  4. They all look great. I'd like to be surprised! Thank you!

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  5. It's really hard to decide which one I would like to win, they all seem great :)

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  6. I would want to win Blackfin Sky! I'm a sucker for a good circus book.

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  7. I would like Blackfin Sky. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  8. Blackfin Sky! I love circus books! Thank you :)

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  9. I would love to win Purge but I'd be happy with any one of them. Thanks for the chance and for being part of the hunt!

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  10. Ohhhh they all seem soooo good! If I had to pick, I would choose Blackfin Sky! I love the plot of everyone thinking Skylar died; however, she has her memories of the last 3 months. I want to know what happened! Thanks to the chance to win!

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  11. Blackfin Sky for sure! It sounds SO mysterious and I can't wait to read it.

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  12. Breaker.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. This is cool . Thanks so much

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  14. I would love to win any of the three . I want an autograph <3

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  15. Purge for sure!! meagan.ashley@selu.edu

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  16. i'm torn between Purge and blackfin sky so at this point i can't decide thank you a lot

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  17. I would choose "Blackfin Sky." Thank you for the contest!

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  18. All three look really good, but I think I would probably choose Purge!

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  19. Thanks a lot for the extra giveaway! I'd choose Blackfin Sky, it sounds so intriguing :O

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  20. They all sound good but I will say Purge and then Breaker.

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  21. Oof! Tough choice - probably Purge and then Blackfin Sky

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  22. Ooh, they all sound really interesting!! I think I would have to go with Purge though. :D

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  23. Blackfin Sky! The premise sounds intriguing I really want to know what happened to Sky.

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  24. I would like to win The Purge! Thanks for being a part of the hunt!

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  25. Blackfin Sky, sounds really cool!

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  26. I'd love to win Purge. It sounds and looks amazing! Thank you!

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  27. First off thank you for the chance for us international readers!! I would love to read Blackfin Sky if I have the luck to win!! I love mysteries so this would be awesomee

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  28. I would love to win Blackfin Sky! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  29. Thanks so much for participating in YASH. I think all your books look really interesting, but I'd probably go with Purge.

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  30. I'd love to win Purge! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I would love to win Blackfin Sky!
    thanks for this giveaway and for participating in YASH!

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  32. I'd love to win Blackfin Sky.

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  33. Hi thank you for this opportunity, I think i'll go with Blackfin Sky :)

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  34. Breaker sounds good, but I really NEED Blackfin Sky! Thanks so much for being in the hunt and your books are now on my to-read list

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  35. Thank you for being a part of the scavenger hunt. I would like Purge please

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  36. I would choose Breaker, although I'm adding all three to my Goodreads list. Thanks!

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  37. All three look great! I'd choose Purge. Thanks!

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  38. They all sound really interesting, but I think I would like Purge the best. Thank you!

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  39. I want them all! But I think I want Blackfin Sky the most!

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  40. I would definitely pick Purge! Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  41. Thank you for participating in YASH! I loved Blackfin Sky and would love to win a copy of Breaker

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  42. If I won this giveaway I would pick Blackfin Sky!

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  43. I think I'd like Purge :) Thanks for the chance.

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  44. I'd love to check out Blackfin Sky!

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  45. All of the books sound great! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Suz Reads

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  46. All three books sound amazing, but I'm really interested in Blackfin Sky. :)

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  47. Blackfin sky seems amazing! 😍

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  48. Breaker sounds like my kind of book!

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  49. Purge! But all three looks yummy to read!
    J Tan

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  50. I would love to be able to read the Purge! It looks like its filled with intense scenes and twisted plots!

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  51. Purge sounds interesting so I'll pick that :)
    ~Vickie

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  53. I would love Breaker, thank you for the chance!!!!

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  54. I would love to win Purge :D
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  55. I would love to win BlackFin Sky and thanks for the giveaway!! :D

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  56. They all sounds sooo good! Blackfin Sky though sounds like my kind of read! Thank you for the chance!

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  57. I would love to win Blackfin Sky. :) And thanks for giveaway, by the way!

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  58. I'd love to win Purge! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  59. I'd really love to win Purge! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

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  60. I think I would like to win Purge, it looks so interesting!

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  61. I would like to win Blackfin Sky, though they all sound good!

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  62. I would like to win Blackfin Sky. Thank you for the chance!

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  63. Breaker! Cause I have a thing for serial killer books. :D

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  64. I'm thinking Purge sounds more my cup of tea ;)

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  65. I would love to win Purge! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. I would have to say Purge by the cover alone has me interested, but I'excited to view your work, thank you for the opportunity.

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  67. They all sound so good! I think I'll have to pick Blackfin Sky though! I loved the cover, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. It's a tough choice! I believe I'd go with Blackfin Sky though. Thanks for being in the hunt!

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  69. I'd love a signed copy of The Purge

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