Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring YA Scavenger Hunt: GO TEAM BLUE!



Hi! I'm Lydia. Nice to meet you, if we haven't yet! I'm a doctor and YA author who wrote CONTROL and the sequel CATALYST, which just released from Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin!

About CONTROL:
When a crash kills their father and leaves them orphaned, Zel knows she needs to protect her sister, Dyl. But before Zel has a plan, Dyl is taken by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons, and Zel finds herself in a safe house for teens who aren’t like any she’s ever seen before—teens who shouldn't even exist. Using broken-down technology, her new friends’ peculiar gifts, and her own grit, Zel must find a way to get her sister back from the kidnappers who think a powerful secret is encoded in Dyl’s DNA.

A spiraling, intense, romantic story set in 2150—in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms—this is about the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.



About CATALYST:

Zelia Benten has lost her father, the love of her life, and any future she might have imagined for herself. Now she, her sister, and the band of illegal genetic outcasts they’ve come to call their family are forced to run when the safety of their foster home is compromised. But on the way to a rumored haven in Chicago, Zel hears something impossible: Somehow Cy—the boy she loves, the boy who traded himself for his sister’s safety—is whispering insider her head. She has no idea what it means, but she veers off plan in order to search for him.

What she finds is not what she expected. They’ve been protecting themselves so long against the rest of the world, it’s never occurred to them that the real enemy could be much closer than they realize.

Catalyst is a thrilling ride through a dangerous future that will have you racing through the pages, falling in love, and questioning exactly what it means to be human.


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SO! I'll be posting EXCLUSIVE CONTENT for CATALYST somewhere within the Blue Team Scavenger hunt, and giving away a big prize below. Yay! I hope you feel lucky, like my lucky number FOUR. Cross your fingers you'll win! 



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Today I'm hosting the lovely Dorothy Dreyer!
Author of MY SISTER'S REAPER and MY TETHERED SOUL

Dorothy Dreyer 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. 


Connect with Dorothy here: Website / Twitter / FB Fanpage / Goodreads

MY SISTER'S REAPER - Reaper's Rite Book One

Sixteen-year-old Zadie’s first mistake was telling the boy she liked she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake was actually doing it.

When Zadie accidentally messes with the Reaper’s Rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong. Mara isn’t the same anymore—Zadie isn’t even sure she’s completely human. To top it off, a Reaper is determined to collect Mara's soul. Now Zadie must figure out how to defeat her sister’s Reaper or let Mara die … this time for good.


MY TETHERED SOUL - Reaper's Rite Book Two

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.


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And now...for Dorothy's exclusive content!

This scene takes place right after Chase has checked in on Zadie in her room. She’s been wandering at night, and Gavin had to leave town for a couple of days. Chase popped in—through her bedroom window—claiming he thought he saw something suspicious in her room. After he’s decided all is clear and he’s made sure she’s taken her anti-sleepwalking potion, they talk for a bit, and then he leaves her so she can sleep. This bonus scene is told from Chase’s point of view.

Chase
I gave Zadie one more glance—the poetic way her rosewood hair fanned out over her pillow—before slipping out of sight and stealthily dropping from the portico roof outside her bedroom window. Daggers stabbed at my heart, as I left her.

I couldn’t stay, of course. Not that she had exactly kicked me out of her room, but she was right in saying I could keep an eye on her perfectly well from where my car was parked. Still, it would have been nice to stay. For her safety, of course, but also for selfish reasons of my own.

She was with Gavin; I understood that. And I would never violate the trust he put in me. A year ago, maybe, when I hadn’t known him so well. But now … dammit. When had I become such a good guy?

I stuffed my hands into my trench coat pockets and stared up at Zadie’s window from beside my car. No doubt she had fallen asleep by now. How I wished it was me she was dreaming about. I kicked the front tire of my car, mentally cursing my stupid heart.

*****

Besides winning the huge YASH Team Blue prize, you can also enter to win a paperback copy of CONTROL or hardcover of CATALYST, your choice, plus luxe swag pack including onyx necklace, mirror, bookmarks, buttons and stickers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And now that you've read Dorothy's great scene, it's time to move onto the fab Colleen Houck's blog for the next step in the scavenger hunt! Go forth, read, and hunt away!

134 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck Team Blue!

Andrea Lopez said...

Yay Team Blue!!!

miki said...

thank you a lot for taking part in this hunt.
is your giveaway open to international? it was not precised so if not please don't count my entries
thanks

SeeingDouble InNeverland said...

Fallon Vaughn ~ joefallon1@yahoo.com

So excited for this YA Hunt

"Let the Wild Rumpus start!"

Kira Budge said...

I'd love to win the first book in your series! I read it last year and it's fantastic. :)

Emma A. said...

I love these scavenger hunts so much! Thank you for the bonus chance to win! :)

Eileen said...
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Eileen said...

I'm having a lot of fun participating in this scavenger hunt! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :D

TJ Ohler said...

#YASH BLUE TEAM and amazing YA books

_Sandra_ said...

Thanks for participating in this amazing scavenger hunt! :)

Rita said...

i hope i'll win!!:D

NSchu said...

Thanks for hosting!

Ashly H said...

looking forward to reading your books, Control sounds interesting

Maryam Dinzly. said...

Yay, thank you for joining YASH :)

Paige Bradish said...

I'm having so much fun!

Unknown said...

Love these books!

//Mel P.

sarah said...

Thanks for participating in YASH! Now that Catalyst is coming out I'm looking forward to reading Control:)

(sarah s in rafflecopter)

Pranavi said...

Hey there! Ive read control, I can't wait to read catalyst! Anyways, thanks for holding the giveaway!

-Pranavi

Gavin Chua said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Jessica Kilgore said...

Look forward to YASH every spring and fall!

Sabrina Simpson said...

I'm loving this YASH!

Anna said...

Excited that you're part of YASH this time Lydia! :D

Becky Thompson said...

Loved Control, so I'm looking forward to reading Catalyst when I get a chance!

JenniferHiner said...

I always wait every year just for the YA Scavenger Hunt as I love learning about these amazing authors and having the chance to read so many new books :D

Natasha D said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Shannon Miz said...

This is such a fun event! Thank you so much for the chance to win, too :)

Thais Pampado said...

My TBR list won't stop growing! :P
Thanks for the giveaway! I don't if it's international, so if it isn't please disconsider my entries.

Amber Hsu said...

I always look forward to this scavenger hunt :) I'm sure I read a synopsis of your book somewhere before and I'm adding it to my TBR list!! Thank you for taking part!

Baggins said...

Thanks so much for taking part in YASH, it's such fun! And thanks for the giveaway!

Kim Waters

Kimberly V said...

This hunt is so much fun. Thanks for taking part.

Ashfa said...

Thanks for participating!

S211n3 said...

Would love to win them! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! fingers Crossed!

Joana R. C. FelĂ­cio said...

I'm loving this hunt! And I'd love to read Control! Sounds so awesome!

karin said...

this book sounds amazing!
*if this giveaway is not open internationally plese ignore my entries*

Aila said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Katrina @ Bookish Things said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Ayanami Faerudo said...

This is really enjoyable!

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Dominique said...

I cant wait to check out all these cool books!!!

Maggie Richardson said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Danielle H. said...

Thanks for the hunt!

Nichole Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lauren said...

Thanks for the giveaway :) I look forward to this so much during the year!!!! Always love reading all the exclusive content

Jaime said...

Thank you participating and offering a giveaway. I don't know if I would have heard of your book otherwise, and I'm definitely excited to read it!

Samantha said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! Catalyst looks so good :)

Amy Hart said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Catalyst looks good!

Autumn said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

Shauna Buck said...

Thanks for taking part!

Maud Grefte said...

Aaaah, I love the YASH! Thanks for the extra giveaway :)

Cassidy Singleton said...

YASH!!! :) :) :) :)

Simply Sarah said...

I'd love to win one of these :)

insha iqbal said...

This scavenger hunt is so much fun! I now have a huge list of books to read. I'm definitely adding both Control and My Sister's Reaper to the list. They both sound really cool. :)

Melissa Paschal said...

I love this scavenger hunt. thanks for the additional giveaway!

Sarah Hall said...

This is so fun! Go Team Blue! :)

Tia Dalley said...

Happy Easter!

Sam said...

Thankyou for the giveaway!

themissphyrelibrary said...

Thank you for the giveaway and for participating in YASH again!

Melissa H.

Eva Rushton said...

Thanks for this. YASH is so much fun.

Katherine Adams said...

I love the scavenger hunt because I can find so many great new authors. Thanks for participating

Katy said...

Cheering for team blue - enjoying the hunt a lot!

Denise April Cayetano said...

Thank you for taking part in the YA Scavenger Hunt. Thank you for the bonus giveaway.

I hope you have a great day!

Michka said...

Thanks for the giveaway, and thanks for being a part of #YASH!

Brandi said...

Thank you for participating and for the giveaway! This is my first time doing the YASH and I absolutely love it! I am finding so many new books that I want to read!

Rebecca Smith said...

Thanks for participating in the hunt and for the additional giveaway. I love getting to know a whole heap of new authors every year and I am now excited to read your work!

Kellani Arnold said...

Thank you for your giveaway

Maggie Chang said...

Your books seem really interesting, thanks for the giveaway

Amy said...

I like team blue!

Cassie Sparks said...

Thanks for the chance!

Kaci said...

Thanks for the extra giveaway! Go YASH!

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Karina Hernandez said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

The Fox Family said...

Thanks for all you are doing to make this hunt a success! I look forward to it every year and this year has been awesome! Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read your book!

Carie said...

Your books sound REALLY good! I'm excited to read them :)

Justine Bowman said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sue Holmes said...

Thank you for the giveaway :)

A Fairytale Ending :) said...

Thanks for being a part of the hunt! And for the generous giveaway!

A BookAndBeyond said...

Go Team Blue! Thanks for the amazingly generous giveaway!

Brenda Temple said...

Thanks for the extra give-a-way! I look forward to reading Control and Catalyst

Faith Thomson said...

Hi Lydia! I love your books!

Diana said...

So much fun!!!!
Thank you for the chance.

Raffle name: Artemis Giote

Anglik Djilah said...

please.. tell me this chance is also for internationals reader!!! You've been in my tbr for way to long!!!

Annie - said...

Thank you for partecipating in #YASH! ;)

Chelsea Cosmark said...

That's for the giveaway!
I'd love to win the first book in your series, it sounds so good!

anicalewis said...

The YA Scavenger Hunt is so fun! I hope you're having a great time doing all this cross-promotion with other authors. It seems like it must be wonderful for building community.

erinlee20 said...

Thanks for the giveaway - it is great to see so many authors participating this time around!

Patricia Lopez said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I'm so happy I'm participating in the Scavenger Hunt this year ^^

Bookaholics said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
~Emma G

Jenn said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Natalia Warthen said...

Excited for this book and the chance at winning an awesome giveaway!

theenchantedbook said...

Hi Lydia! Thanks for the giveaway!

Camila Aracellis said...

Thanks for being a part of YASH! Go blue team!

Gracie said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for being a part of YASH!

Rachel W said...

We have the same lucky number! I've been wanting to read Control for the longest time, but unfortunately none of the bookstores in town stock it. Hopefully I can win a copy!

Megan McDade said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Happy hunting.

Megan @ reading away the days

Kassiah Faul said...

Great post! Thanks for participating in the YASH! xo

Jessica Jackson said...

I love YASH!!! It's so much fun!
Thanks for participating and thanks for the giveaway! :)

Nicole Langreck said...

Thank you so much for participating in YASH 2015. It's always so much fun!

Nicole Johnson said...

Go Blue Team! Thank you for the awesome post and giveaway!

Alizah said...

Thanks for hosting part of Scavenger Hunt for the Blue Team :)

Alizah said...

Thanks for hosting part of Scavenger Hunt for the Blue Team :)

Ava Jae said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

OutKastLandon said...

Thanks for the giveaway and being part of YASH

Monica Rebollar said...

Thank you for the extra giveaway and for participating in YASH! :D

Vicky Icky said...

Thanks for the bonus giveaway!!

Breenah A said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Mandy K said...

Thanks for participating in YASH! (:

Melissa Robles said...

Thanks for joining YASH and hosting a bonues giveaway!

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

Thanks for the share, Lydia! This is the first time I've really read the synopsis for your series (saw it a lot on Goodreads but I've never really went to take a closer look), but it sounds awesome. :) I'd love a copy of Control! Gonna go check out Dreyer's blog later.

Olivia said...

Thanks for the giveaway and being part of YASH!

Beth Kait said...

Thaaaaaaaaaaaank you for the giveaway!!!! :D

Delia Chavez said...

I love YASH!

Rebecca Wood said...

It's so much fun finding all the authors and learning about one's you've never heard of before and suddenly you become a fan and want to read the books!

The Undomestic Fangirl said...

Dorothy is a filipina!!! :O I AM TOO!

Minny said...

Thank you for this giveaway! YASH rules!! :)

Hope Tweeddale said...

Thank you so much for doing this awesome giveaway and for participating in YASH! You're awesome :D And I'm really excited to read your books now :P

magicseal said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

Lynn Erickson said...

Love the hunt, especially because I am finding so many good books to read! Contral and Catylist both sound awesome!

Lynn Erickson said...
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Lynn Erickson said...

Love the hunt, espescially since I am finding so many great books to read! Both Contol and Catalyst sound awesome!

kalika1214 said...

Good luck to Team Blue! I didn't have rime to compete in all the teams.

Agustine Dwi said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. I'm really interested in reading your books :)

gemiinii said...

Thank you for being part of teh YA scavenger hunt

MissCrazyLlama said...

This is really awesome, I'm so excited about the scavanger hunt!

Tessi said...

Thanks so much for participating in the YASH :) I'm having a blast!

smiles said...

Love this bonus scene! My brain is drawing parallels between Buffy and Angel (he always came through a window or doors or something directly to her room). But Chase sounds like he could use some anger management. What'd that particular car tire every do to him?? Besides get him where he needed to go? Not very nice!

I'm curious about Control and Catalyst. Are just those two books planned for this world? I mean, the cover of Catalyst doesn't even say SERIES BOOK 2 or something. But, it does have that "The end of Control" line. Is it like that because they could technically be read as standalones, but you get more from reading book 1 and then book 2? :)

Hannah said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

forsan said...

This event is a lot of fun! It also challenges my math skills.

Camilla Leonard said...

thanks for the giveaway!~

Katherina said...

I am loving this scavenger hunt! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

Valerie said...

great contest! your books look so intriguing.

Yun-A said...

Thanks for being a part of YASH and for the extra giveaway!

John Crooks said...

I always wait every year just for the YA Scavenger Hunt as I love learning about these amazing authors and having the chance to read so many new books

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