Tuesday, October 3, 2017

FALL 2017 YA SCAVENGER HUNT! LOTS OF PRIZES AVAILABLE!


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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 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 120 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SEVEN contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM -- but there is also a blue team, a gold team, an orange team, a green team, a pink team, and a purple team for a chance to win a whole different set of 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 red 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.

Bonus Giveaway: While you're here, be sure to enter my $15 AMAZON GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY! Just scroll down and fill out the rafflecopter form. Winner will be announced on 10/9!

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 Oct. 8th, 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 JACOB DEVLIN on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! When Jacob Devlin was four years old, he would lounge around in Batman pajamas and make semi-autobiographical picture books about an adventurous python named Jake the Snake. Eventually, he traded his favorite blue crayon for a black pen, and he never put it down. When not reading or writing, Jacob loves practicing his Italian, watching stand-up comedy, going deaf at rock concerts, and geeking out at comic book conventions. He does most of these things in southern Arizona.

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author's book here!

Author Blog:  https://authorjakedevlin.com/blog/
Website:  https://authorjakedevlin.com/
Twitter:  @jacob_devlin
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/authorjakedevlin/

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31741322-the-unseen

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BOOK SUMMARY:  Crescenzo and his friends may have survived their confounding journey to the enchanted realms of Florindale, but now they find themselves fighting for their sanity and lives while stuck on the other side of the very mirror they set out to destroy.

With their families trapped by a former ally with a crippling fear of the queen, Enzo, Rosana, and Zack must play a deadly game in Wonderland, where shadows are on the move, kings are at war, and one of them wants Rosana dead.

As darkness hovers over the world, the friends must lean on each other and stop the King of Hearts from following through on Avoria's orders: Break them.

Buy THE UNSEEN on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wI5Oay


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EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Interview for The Hummingbird
 
Jacob: Hello readers! Jacob Devlin here, author of the ORDER OF THE BELL trilogy, a YA fantasy series that will come to its conclusion this February with my third novel, THE HUMMINGBIRD. Here to introduce you to the series and prepare you for the release, I’ve invited a fan favorite to come chat with me. Welcome Pietro Volo, the grown alter ego of Peter Pan! How’s it going, Pietro? Long time no see!

Pietro: Good to see you, Jay! I know—it’s an exhausting business, bringing down evil queens and such. Say, you didn’t bring any pizza to this little shindig, didja?

Jacob: Oh, snap, I should’ve thought about that . . . there’s a Five Guys down the street if you wanna move this over there?

Pietro: Meh. It’s whatev. I’m here for the fans, both yours and Laurisa White Reyes’s! We’re talking about THE HUMMINGBIRD today, right? Book three?

Jacob: Nailed it.

Pietro: Then whatchu got for me this time, Jay? Let’s do this! *rubs hands together*

Jacob: Well, it’s important that we clue in all the folks who haven’t heard about the ORDER OF THE BELL trilogy yet. In one minute or less, please sum up what readers need to know about you and the ORDER OF THE BELL. Catch them up to THE HUMMINGBIRD, and don’t spoil the first two books. Starting--*glances at watch*--now.

Pietro: SothisreallyterriblewomannamedAvoria—

Jacob: Slow down, man. Remember I have to transcribe this whole thing. Take a breath.
*Jacob and Pietro inhale together, then let out a nice, slow breath*

Pietro: Alright. First I’ll admit that the trilogy isn’t entirely about me. The real star is this great kid named Enzo, who happens to be my best friend’s son. Oh, and my best friend is secretly Pinocchio, and I’m really Peter Pan. We had our own separate reasons for growing up and coming to the States, but some real twisted stuff from our past followed us. Enzo doesn’t know any of this until one day, our family members start vanishing into thin air, abducted one by one by a stranger with a scar on his face. So Enzo and I set out to find our families, recruiting some old friends of mine along the way to help us out. You might have heard of some of them—Mulan, Prince Charming, Alice . . . together, we uncover a terrible plot to bring the Ivory Queen into our world. So poor Enzo has a lot on his plate. Being a teenager’s hard enough—believe me, I remember—oh, and by the way, kid? You’re the son of Pinocchio, he’s been kidnapped, Wonderland exists and it’s going to try to kill you, and an evil queen wants your head. Surprise!

Jacob: I might be biased, but that sounds like tons of fun.

Pietro: Pssh, oh, okay then. Says the guy who isn’t living it.

Jacob: Ha, true. So then what else can readers expect?

Pietro: There’s romance if that’s what people wanna know. I take all the credit for being Enzo’s wingman. They can expect some mystery—like what happened to little Gretel and why has her brother been looking for her for twenty-five years? There’s adventure, magic, swashbuckling, and plenty of villainy.

Jacob: How should our readers prepare for THE HUMMINGBIRD?

Pietro: They have a few months! They should definitely start by reading THE CARVER, THE IVORY QUEEN, and THE UNSEEN. If they’re already ahead, there’s a Spotify playlist to help them try to mentally prepare, though this one’s gonna be a doozy for them considering not all of us are going to survive. Is that why you made the tagline Fight for the New World; Die for the Old? You can be so heartless sometimes, Jay. So many readers loved—

Jacob: Okay! I think that’s enough out of you for now . . . *nervous laughter* So, do you wanna show the cover teaser before we go? 

Pietro: I’d be so honored. Here’s the teaser image to hold everyone over until the week of October 9, when the real thing will go live on Instagram! Be sure to follow @jacob_devlin and @blazepub for the takeovers and the festivities. Maybe you’ll bring pizza this time.

Jacob: Thanks for the plug, Pietro, and thank you to Laurisa White Reyes for hosting us on your blog today! For the rest of you, be sure to #WatchForTheHummingbird on February 20, 2018!

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And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 5. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, M K Harkins! https://www.mkharkins.com/



54 comments:

  1. I guess a YA novel heartthrob I dream of kissing would be Adrian from the Velvet series by Temple West!

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  2. Rhysand, from Sarah J. Maas's Court of Thorns and Roses series. From the very, very first time he's introduced, in the beginning of book one. Rawr

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  3. Raphael from the Angefall trilogy! He's an archangel :D

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  4. Rowan, from Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass series!!

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  5. I support Alli's choice mine would definitely be Rhysand from Court of Thorns and Roses as well <3

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  6. I have a soft spot for Hector from fire and thorns series

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  7. Mine would have to be Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses as well!(: <3

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    1. I think if we were taking a vote, Rhysand would win.

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  8. I know he isn't described as your typically heartthrob but definitely Derek from the Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong.

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  9. I currently do not have one particular one.

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    1. I'd recommend The Lunar Chronicles! Lots of heartthrobs there.

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    1. Too bad. Plenty of suggestions in these comments!

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  11. Hands down, Rhys from Sarah J. Maas's ACOTAR series!

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  12. Just one? LOL.

    Ash from the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa...

    ...and Archer from the Immortal Descendants series by April White.

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  13. Hmmmmm....so hard! I am going to have to say Ren from Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck! Swoon! However, I am currently reading the Defy series by Sara B. Larson and Damian is pretty dreamy as well! Such a fun question! Thanks for being in the hunt and for the chance to win! :) I love finding new books to read!

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  14. Mine would probably be either Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice or Ren from Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck.

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    1. Darcy is a given! We all love Darcy, don't we?

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  15. "What YA novel heartthrob do you dream of kissing?" None!

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    1. Well, John, sounds like you need to find one! :)

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  16. Either Rith from the Dark Elements series or Dimitri from Vampire Academy.

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    1. That was supposed to say Roth. Sorry, I'm on my phone right now *blush*

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    2. Rith would make a good heartthrob name, too!

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  17. I don't dream of kissing any YA heartthrobs. Maybe I need to give my imagination a reboot.

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  18. Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. :)

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  19. I don't think I've ever dreamed of kissing any of them but if I had to pick I might have to agree with a lot of these comments and go with Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas. =)

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  20. Still gonna have to go with Jace from Mortal Instruments series! He's been my YA crush since the first book was released.

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  21. Okay, I have two. Gansey from the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stievfater and Kishan from the Tiger's Curse series by Colleen Houck!

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  22. Definitely Rhysand from the ACOTAR series! Forget about book boyfriend! More like book husband :)

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  23. I'd go with Ren from Jennifer L Armentrout Wicked Series. Or Dominic from Bianca Scardoni's The Marked Series, love a bad boy with a soft heart!

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  24. Hi. Thank you for the opportunity. I love Dean Holder from Hopeless Coleen Hoover.

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  25. I can only pick one. Uggh! Ruckus from Amid Stars and Darkness.

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  26. rhysand from A Court of Thorns & Roses

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  27. I would have to say I dream about no YA heart throbs at the moment since I already found my prince charming. BUT my teenage self would say Dimitri Belikov from Vampire Academy.

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  28. What YA novel heartthrob do you dream of kissing?
    Either Cole Holland from the White Rabbit Chronicles or Sebastian Fairfax from the Immortal series.

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  29. I can't currently think of one. Thanks for participating!

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  30. The sweetest and most wonderful YA guy I've found thusfar is Bodee Lenox from Faking Normal by Courtney C Stevens. He's kind and compassionate, patient and understanding, and he helps Alexi (the MC in that novel) SOOOO much. him, I want someone like HIM
    (although, i will clarify, I don't think there's and ACTUAL YA hero that i would want, on account of they're usually teens, and i'm 28. The IDEA of them though, that's cool, lol)

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  31. Hmmm....That's a pretty tough question to answer. But, if I had to choose, the YA novel heartthrob I dream of kissing would probably be Ren from the Tiger's Curse series. However, I hope to find my own heartthrob someday. :D

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  32. I really don't currently have a favorite now. I hope to find one soon!

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