Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Fall 2018 YA Scavenger Hunt! YA Books to #WIN!



YAY! You found me! 


So glad to be your guide on this stop of the

Young Adult Scavenger Hunt 2018!



With seven teams of 20 and over 140 books up for grabs, this year's fall season hunt is awesome. So exciting!

You are currently hunting on TEAM PURPLE!




I'm S.A. Larsen
I write middle grade & young adult books because 
being a tween or teen is hard and fictional stories 
are a safe place to escape and think about life. 
💀💀💀


What's the SA stand for, you ask?

Well, when I was a kid the S stood for SCARY because my Dad would blend my younger brother's name of Scotty with Sheri (my real name) and end up saying Scary.

That was one tidbit about me. Here are three more:

I'm a HUGE Jane Austen fan. #TeamDarcy

Dipping plain ruffle chips in ketchup is the way I roll. #YUM

Yes, I really was a Trekkie. #PeaceOut

Before I explain exactly how this hunt works, I want to share some exciting news and the bonus giveaway I'm offering up during this hunt. I FINALLY finished book II of Motley Education - my middle grade series. WOOT! So, in the description below, you'll find red letters that, when put together, create the title - the SECRET ENTRANCE CODE to my bonus giveaway of a $20 iTunes card on the rafflecopter at the end of this post! 
The Motley Mulishia must train for the upcoming Ullr Games against the newly-reopened NjorD AcadEmy and bAttle an evil nature goDdess, Raw Bones, and Mist Gypsies All while trying to put Lance back together before he turns fuLl-on berserker, igniting a ghost zombiE apocalYpse.(This is not the final description. Just a sneak peek.) 
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES
(Veterans of the hunt can skip over the instruction of the hunt.)

*A brief intro for 1st time hunters: 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. 

Write down all the secret numbers for one team, total them, and submit the answer to be entered for the grand prize. There are 7 teams participating: REDBLUEORANGEGREEN, GOLD, PINK, & PURPLE; each with 20 author members! Collect the numbers for just one team or you can do it for every team and enter in all 7 giveaways! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 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.

STOP! Look back at the previous paragraph and you'll notice that I've hidden my favorite number in red among the words. Psst...you need that number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the purple team, and then add them up. 

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, OCT 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


I am super excited to be hosting
JULIE ESHBAUGH!!


ABOUT JULIE:

Julie Eshbaugh once produced an online video series for teens which received several honors from the Webby Awards. Now, she focuses her time on writing. Her debut YA novel, IVORY AND BONE, was published by HarperTeen in June 2016, and its sequel, OBSIDIAN AND STARS, followed in June 2017. She is also a contributing author to WELCOME HOME, an Anthology of Love and Adoption. (Flux 2017.) 

THE BOOK JULIE HAS DECIDED TO SHOWCASE IS ...

SO PRETTY!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

"In the riveting sequel to Ivory and Bone, the story shifts to Mya’s viewpoint as vengeful adversaries force her to flee the life she once knew.

After surviving the battle that erupted after Lo and the Bosha clan attacked, now Mya is looking ahead to her future with Kol. All the things that once felt so uncertain to her are finally falling into place. But the same night as Kol and Mya’s betrothal announcement, Mya’s brother Chev reveals his plan to marry their youngest sister, Lees, to his friend Morsk. The only way to avoid this terrible turn of events, Morsk informs Mya when he corners her later, is for Mya to take Lees’ place and marry him herself."

READY FOR YOUR TOP SECRET BONUS MATERIAL? 

Okay, scroll down...


Meet the DREAM CAST for OBSIDIAN AND STARS

Amber Midthunder
as
MYA

Booboo Stewart
as
KOL

Devery Jacobs
as
LEES

Lucius Hoyos
as
ROON


Add THE OBSIDIAN AND STARS to your TBR List.

What a dream cast! I love stories that go beyond book I!

Interested in holding your own copy in your hands?

You can buy it HERE.

And for more on Julie, follow her WebsiteFacebook Page, & Twitter account. 

And remember: ENTER the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me and many more! Just check out all these books on TEAM PURPLE ...

To ENTER, you need to write down my favorite number, find all the other 
numbers on TEAM PURPLE, add them up, and you’ll have the 
secret code to enter for the grand prize!


Also, to stay on top of what's happening during the hunt feel free to follow YASH on TwitterFacebook, and the Website.

I am so grateful for your visit. Thank you for stopping by Writer's Alley to join in on the YA Scavenger Hunt. I hope you'll stop by often! I don't blog as much as I used to, but I still try to share amazing YA and MG books when I find them, interview authors so you can get to know them, and share my own books news!

Remember to ENTER the Rafflecopter below for the BONUS GIVEAWAY I'm hosting! Did you figure out what the title is for book II of my middle grade series? 

Awesome! 


One lucky winner will receive a $20 iTunes gift card and some Marked Beauty Signed book swag!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Are you having fun during the hunt? What's your favorite part?

Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt? Then head on over to visit author MADELINE DYER'S page.

LINK TO NEXT BLOG






*IWSG Note: Due to my participation in the YASH, I'll be posting my IWSG post next week. I'm excited to answer this month's question of  How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?

55 comments:

  1. NO, this is not my first time. I think I have competed in the last 4 or 5 YASH hunts. I really enjoy finding out about the authors (some are new to me) and their books!!

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    1. Wow, you are a veteran! Very cool. I think this is my third time participating as an author. I love meeting everyone. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. first time, and purpless a pretty color

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  3. It's my first time. I like winning great prizes!
    Marlene V .

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  4. Second time doing YASH, and my favourite part is the bonus content!!! I love seeing the behind the scenes stuff that went into writing such amazing books.

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    1. I love this part, too! I love character profiles - their likes, hopes, fears, etc... So cool to get to know them as real people.

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  5. It's not my first hunt and I don't have a favorite part (i enjoy finding new books I might like) but I can tell you what I dislike: collecting the numbers which takes hours, but then even worse is being bad at math and this is my fourth or fifth time at this and when she releases the numbers I still can't check them to see if all my hours of hard work was wasted if I added up the numbers wrong (I add them up like 8 times to make sure) #ihatemath

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    1. Oh, gosh! You would have loved my post from the 2018 Spring YASH. I talked about how much math and I do not get along. #ihatemathtoo

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  6. This is my first time doing a scavenger hunt & to be honest it makes my nerves flustered lol I'm afraid I'm not going fast enough because my phone is so slow BUT I do love to find new books & authors. I'm glad to be apart of this.

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    1. It's wonderful to hear that you're enjoying it. I can understand feeling frazzled. It's a hunt, so I think it implies that we have to move fast. LOL But not really. There's still four days to finish up. Best of luck!

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  7. Yes! Team purple! If I had to choose a color, that would be it.

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  8. No, I've been doing it for a few years. I love it when playlists are shown for the books.

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    1. I almost shared Marked Beauty's playlist instead of a deleted scene. It's always interesting to see what music inspires people.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. this is not my first time doing this hunt, but I love it because I get introduced to so many new authors. It's awesome.

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    1. That's awesome to hear! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. This is my third time and absolutely love meeting all the authors, reading about all their books, seeing all the gorgeous covers, and the incredible chance of winning one. Thank you for this most excellent chance

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    1. Aw...You are so welcome! I love hearing your enthusiasm. It's refreshing. Glad you're having a good time. There's nothing like reading, right? Read On!

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  11. This isn't my first time doing these hunt giveaways. I like all the new authors and their books(which I look forward to reading) that I find along the way!

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    1. I know. So many amazing books to add to our TBR lists.

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  12. This is my second YASH, I got smart and used an excel spreadsheet this time, feeling really smart! :-) It is fun getting introduced to new authors and books.

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    1. Wow! Using a spreadsheet is smart! Great idea. Enjoy the hunt, and best of luck!

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  13. This is my first YASH, I like finding new authors.

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  14. I tried to click the blue here for signing up to your newsletter it took me to another page but the only thing on the page was the word error in blue.

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    1. Geez, I'm not sure what happened. But here's a direct link to my newsletter signups: https://www.salarsenbooks.com/newsletter

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  15. This is my 3rd time doing the hunt and, as usual, I love finding new authors and books that might not have been on my radar before.

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  16. It's my first Scavenger Hunt and I started with purple so I am not sure how I will like this. I do like meeting new authors and their books. Of course the giveaways are a real incentive as well.

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    1. Ooh, you started with my team! Hope you keep hopping. Best of luck with all the giveaways!

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  17. I have done the last three hunts. I really like learning about books and authors. Thanks.

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  18. i am actually here for the Curl Up With A Book FB Scavenger Hunt, glad 2 meet ya, i am new 2 your books. i enjoy YA as well. take care. ( ;

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    1. Glad to meet you, too! Just want to make sure you've found my secret graphic for the Curl Up Scavenger Hunt. Here's the link to it: https://www.facebook.com/SALarsen.Author/

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  19. I've done a few YASH's before and I love them all!

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  20. This is my first hunt. I love learning about so many new books!

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  21. This is my first time doing a hunt--very fun!

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    1. Well, welcome to the hunt! It's great to have you join in. Best of luck!

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  22. Its my first time doing the hunt and I like being introduced to new books and authors. 😀

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  23. This is my second year of doing Yash and I really love this because my TBR is going to be neverending. Thank you for this chance. :)

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  24. It's actually my third time doing YASH. I love meeting new authors! And also, for those that participate every year, seeing more about what they are working on!

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  25. This is maybe my third or fourth time doing YASH. I always love seeing what new authors join YASH each time and learning about new books I might be interested in. Of course, I also love seeing the bonus content and getting a chance to win stuff from some of my favorite authors.

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    1. Well, glad to have you back for this hunt! Good luck to you.

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  26. This is my second time doing YASH. I love everything about it! I haven't won anything yet, and I don't expect to. But getting to read everybody's book blurbs and learning about new authors is awesome!

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    1. That's great! But this just might be the year you win something. Best of luck, and thank you for participating in the hunt! It's great to meet fellow book lovers.

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  27. Oh this is not my first hunt. I've been doing this since pretty much the start of it... back when they only had like 3 teams! Lol.

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  28. No, I've done this before. I LOVE finding new authors & books. But, now, my monstrous TBR has become sentient and is engorging itself with more books than I can handle. 😅

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    1. I can relate to that! I'd love to take a year off from everything and just read. How cool and relaxing would that be?

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  29. I have entered YASH multiple times and enjoy finding new authors. It is also a great way to find out which authors have new books either just released or soon to be.

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  30. Nope! I think I've only missed entering twice since YASH started :D I love the contests, the extra content, catching up on my favorite authors, and discovering new authors. So much fun!!

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  31. this isnt my first time but i really like the bonus content

    Beverly Gordon

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    1. Thank you for playing along, Beverly, and for stopping by Writer's Alley. I really appreciate it.

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