Tuesday, October 3, 2017

YA Scavenger Hunt, TEAM PURPLE!


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 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM--but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, and an indie 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.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the purple 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 DATE, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Okay. Now on to the good stuff!

Today, I am hosting ALEAH RAYNES for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Aleah is a fantasy, mystery, and romance writer and she's got some great exclusive content for you today! 

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


Footsteps stopped just inside of the ballroom. And there she was. Corinne, Mary’s mom and our nursemaid. The scowl on her face made me look away. We were in trouble. But Corinne’s form of punishment was to make us clean up our mess, then some other task that involved cleaning.
And we had to do it without using our magic.
“Look at her wings!” Corinne stormed across the vast ballroom.
I glanced over my shoulder but couldn’t see much. The weight said enough. My wings were coated in the slime my sisters threw on me. A giggle escaped. I couldn’t help it. This was payback for what I did to them last week. It took them days to get all the honey and feathers off theirs.
“I don’t understand you girls.” Corinne gripped my upper arm and tugged me to stand. When she started toward the bathroom at the back of the room, Baxter, our father’s soldier in arms, burst into the room.
His features were darker than I’d ever seen them. His brows bunched and his eyes were dark, commanding. My heart pounded. Something was wrong.
Corinne stopped and stared at him. I could tell by the way her face paled that she, too, knew something happened. Or was about to.
Baxter advanced to us, motioning for my sisters and Mary to gather around Corinne and me. He was in full battle gear with his helmet under his arm. Cold fear sliced my insides. We were being invaded. Most children didn’t know the severity of being invaded. We, however, had been trained for such an event.
The day our mother banished her brothers from the kingdom for threatening her and our father’s lives, a seer told them our uncles would seek their revenge. So, we were trained. Trained to fight and run.
Baxter knelt on one knee and took Luna’s hand. With his head bowed, he said, “Take your sisters to the boat like we talked about. No matter what happens, you must survive. All of you.”
I glanced from Luna to Baxter in confusion. They’d planned this? “What about Mom and Dad?”
I couldn’t hold back the panic any longer. I used my magic to clean off the slim, dissolving it into dust that settled to the floor.
“We’ll will be right behind you.” Baxter stood and pushed us, Corinne included, toward the back of the ballroom. “Now go.”
Corinne gripped my hand and pulled me behind her. I met each of my sisters’ scared gazes. This was no drill. My bottom lip trembled and my eyes watered.
Just as we reached the secret passage to the stairs that descended to the caverns and river underneath the castle, soldiers in uniforms I didn’t recognize charged inside the ballroom. Baxter drew his sword and sounded an alarm.
The clanking of swords faded as Corinne led us deeper underground. I shook all over, and my ice magic became uncontrollable.
From the corner of my eyes, I noted Pyria was having the same problem with her fire magic. Her hand glowed in red and orange hues. “We should be fighting with them. Protecting our home!”
She stopped and glanced back as if deciding to go join the battle.
Luna blocked Pyria’s way up the stairs. “You must resist the pull. Your emotions…all our emotions are taking over our powers. We can’t let that happen. If the castle falls into Iveos’s hands, it is up to us to take it back.”
That was part of the plan I never understood. How were a group of kids supposed to reclaim a kingdom from a madman?
Thanks Aleah for that great exerpt! Buy the book here! 

And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Lydia, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 18! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Purple and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


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

But before you go...A personal giveaway! I'm raffling off a signed copy of THE NOVEMBER GIRL plus swag that includes this sweet wish bracelet! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


bookbunny68 said...

Loved November Girl. The hunt is going well. I like seeing the playlists for the books. It always adds to the story.

Unknown said...

I'm almost done with my third color, so that's fun! Blue is the color I'm praying for.

Fay Tannerr said...

The hunt is going good!

Grace Burkhart said...

The Hunt is going well so far!

CourtsMiKay said...

It's going very well so far!! I love seeing all these new, exciting books!(:

Katy said...

I'm still in the beginning stages of the hunt, but it's going really well so far! I love it so much.

Ayanami Faerudo said...

Visiting and re-visiting blogs to get the numbers right! LOL. TBR pile is getting higher.

krlga00 said...

I love YASH and discovering new authors to read! Thanks :)
The hunt is going well so far but I still have so much more to explore

Unknown said...

Been through blue, green and gold... now for purple! :D

Mary Preston said...

Going well thank you.

Tashia Jennings said...

Slowly getting it done!!

Bookish Delights said...

I'm having fun with the hunt

Shahna said...

I think the hunt is going really well, I'm on my third colour group!

Leslie S. Rose said...

Sending good vibes to all the hunters.

Penny said...

I'm loving it. I love discovering new books and authors.

Lily M. said...

Hi!! Thank you so much for this opportunity :):) I really enjoy doing these scavenger hunts :)

Unknown said...

Only 5 more to go, and I'll be done with every team! I love YASH!!!

Holed Up In A Book said...

almost done!!

Camila said...

Love the hunt!! I wait for this every year <3

Unknown said...

I'm nearly finished in the hunt!

Unknown said...

The hunt has been SO fun this year! My Christmas and birthday lists for my family are nothing but books! lol. <3

Debi said...

Love the hunt so far! So many new and returning authors plus love the new spreadsheet to help you keep track of everything. Really helps!!

Betul E. said...

It's going really good so far. Discovering a lot of new authors.

Angie said...

So far so good! It's a lot of fun!!

Leanne said...

It's going great! But not so great for my TBR list ha ha. I love learning about new authors and books, I get so caught up I forget I'm looking for a number. Thanks for this giveaway! I'm looking forward to read The November Girl :) I love the cover!

bll1010 said...

I love YASH! Having so much fun!

Megan said...

I love YASH! I didn't finish the Spring one so I'm trying to find time to finish this one!

Delia said...

I have been having a lot of fun on the hunt thanks for taking part in the hunt <3

Unknown said...

November girl sounds amazing. Im putting it on my lst of books to read! loving YASH this fall!

Alig said...

The hunt is going great. I've found so many interesting looking new books to check out.

bottomofastairwell said...

so far i'm LOVING yash, though I always do. I discover so many new books and authors. There's a few in here, like Unlocked and Theif of Lies that I discovered (and now own) from doing YASH in the spring, so I can't wait to see who's books I end up with by the next yash

Gurlay said...

So far, so good. Meet new authors and discovered a lot of new books.

Thanks! This is my fourth hunt.

ArtemisG said...

So much fun!!!!
I found many new authors and books. Thanks for participating!

Raffle name: Artemis Giote

Sue @ Crushingcinders said...

Love the hunt! Thank you

Unknown said...

I love YASH, this is my 3rd time to enter. :)

Melissa Williams said...

The Scavenger hunt is going great! I have already submitted my numbers for all 7 teams. Now I am playing catch up on individual ones. Your book looks very interesting!

Unknown said...

The hunt has been crazy so far! It's fun but it takes me all day, lol!
But it's worth it! I have won some small prizes before so it's always a blast and I get to see some beautiful books that are available!
Thank you!

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