Thursday, October 3, 2013

Welcome to the Fall 2013 YA Scavenger Hunt

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My name is Cole Gibsen and welcome to my YA Scavenger Hunt Stop. I love sushi, sewing cosplay costumes, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Look! Here I am with Xander!
I know, right?!?
 On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers and enter the total for a chance to win a major prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each participating author on my team in the hunt. But play fast, this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until Sunday, October 6th at 2:00 P.M. CST.

You can start right here or you can go to the YA Scavenger Hunt Homepage to find out all about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously and you can enter one, two, or all three! I am a member of the GOLD team. There is also a red team and a blue team. If you go on the other hunts you'll a chance to win a whole other set of books!


If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see the links to all the authors participating, see the full list of prizes up for grabs, or if you get lost along the way, be sure to check back at the YA Scavenger Hunt Homepage.

Looking for my exclusive bonus content? Keep searching! Somewhere on this blog hop I've hidden a snippet from SHINOBI, the third and final book in the KATANA series due out March, 2014. Before you go looking, check out the amazing author I'm hosting. But first, a few rules.

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!). Hint: the secret number is highlighted in GOLD.

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 October 6th, at 2 P.M. Central Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I'll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.

I am super excited to be hosting..


 TRISHA WOLFE




Trisha Wolfe is a YA fantasy/sci-fi writer, and her upcoming YA Utopian, FIREBLOOD, is slated to release December 2013. She also writes New Adult dark fantasy and contemporary--her latest release: THE DARKEST PART.

The books she's showcasing on the Fall 2013 is...
FIREBLOOD 
Releasing December, 2013


That is seriously one sexy cover. Here's some more information about FIREBLOOD:



To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.

When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.

Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.

When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.

But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.

For more information about Trisha and her books, you can check out her website here.  

As I was browsing through Trisha's website, I saw she recently had a lucky 13 sale, a special sale just for Friday the 13th. What a great idea! 

 And now for Trisha's top secret bonus material--an exclusive exert from her novel FIREBLOOD which releases December 2013!!

FIREBLOOD


Author Note: This is the first excerpt from my YA Utopian, FIREBLOOD! Releasing December 2013. Getting closer! Hope you enjoy, and good luck on the hunt, all. --Trish

I watch the crowd grow around us as Hadley talks on about the prince, what life in the castle must be like, and her theories of what King Hart was like before he locked himself away in some secret lair. I bob my head along, my nerves strung tight. I shouldn’t be here.

A loud crackling rends the air.

I freeze.

“It’s only the transmission starting,” Hadley assures me. “I have to admit, I’m almost jealous of your ignorance.” She lifts her head toward the screen, shifting her eyes away from me, but not before I see the sadness in them.

I open my mouth to question her, but the screen flickers. When we were younger, after my first stolen glimpse of the public punishments, I made her swear to keep the transmissions to herself. I trusted my father’s reasons for forbidding me to watch them after that. Of course, once we were older, I could have done away with childish fears. Now, as an image appears on the screen, I know why I never abandoned our rule.

Terror grips my insides. I want to turn away, to go back to my father and take care of him, and forget my curiosity and desire to share in Hadley’s fun. I risk so much every day hiding my father’s illness.

I want to remain ignorant. 

Only the face on the screen holds me captive. It’s not the elusive King Hart, but his son.

Prince Sebastian.

His golden eyes seem to glow with the lambent of the monitor, ethereal and assured. His full lips, curved into a graceful smile, hold an air of danger—a secret only he knows.

“Isn’t he beautiful?” Hadley says longingly.

Yes, I think, but not in the way she’s obviously seeing him. He’s beautiful in the way the apple in the banned book my father read to me ages ago was beautiful to the princess. Tempting but deadly.
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OMG, that sounds amazing! You can preorder your very own copy of FIREBLOOD by clicking here

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Thank you so much for visiting the KATANA SERIES website! While you're here don't forget to enter the bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.

I will be giving away one copy of the first book in my series, KATANA. To be eligible to win, enter on the rafflecopter below.

For an extra bonus entry, leave a comment on this blog and answer the following: If past lives were proven to be true, what time period do you would have lived through? 


And don't forget to hit the next stop on the scavenger hunt! You can go straight through to Tera Lynn Childs stop by clicking here. 



On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and  enter it for a chance to win a major prize--one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, December 2nd! - See more at: http://www.tigerscursebook.com/blog/post-158/#sthash.y4soknCt.dpuf
On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and  enter it for a chance to win a major prize--one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, December 2nd!


You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or both! I am a part of the RED TEAM--but there is also a blue team and if you do the blue hunt you'll have a chance to win a whole different set of signed books! - See more at: http://www.tigerscursebook.com/blog/post-158/#sthash.y4soknCt.dpuf
On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and  enter it for a chance to win a major prize--one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, December 2nd!


You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or both! I am a part of the RED TEAM--but there is also a blue team and if you do the blue hunt you'll have a chance to win a whole different set of signed books! - See more at: http://www.tigerscursebook.com/blog/post-158/#sthash.y4soknCt.dpuf
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56 comments:

  1. I think that I would have lived during the first and second world war en the cold war just because I find those periods so interesting to read about and to visit the important places of that time :)

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  2. I definitely lived during the renaissance and the medieval ages.

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  3. Probably during the renaissance. I swear I was a noblewoman with the way I love throwing parties.

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  4. If I could be reincarnated, I'd love to have lived during the Victorian Era. I love the story about the Titanic and find the Victorian Era dress to be very elegant and classy. I also love making cosplay costiumes as well and hope to make a victorian lolita dress soon :)

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  5. Thanks for the great giveaway! I can't wait to read Katanna! ~ Danielle D

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  6. I'd probably lived through some unknown era, but I'd loved to have lived through imperial Japan! Of course as as a well-to-do merchant or something's daughter. Being a peasant in those days will suck quite bad, I imagine. :/

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  7. I'd love to read your book--thanks for the giveaway! You can reach me at jenglasscock@hotmail.com

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  8. I think it would have been sometime in the Victorian era, London, Of course!

    It is very interesting to see how many authors pick the number 13 for the scavenger hunt.

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  9. What an awesome question lol. I would like to think something where I was an educated woman!

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  10. I hail from the Victorian Era :)

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  11. I don't think i would want to live in the past, that would mean not being able to read some of my fave books :P
    Thank you for the giveaway, I'm looking for ward to reading Senshi, since Katana was amazing

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  12. renaissance or the industrial revolution :)

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  13. Hmm, Regency! Mr. Darcy eeeeeppp!

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  14. I think I lived in the 1800s, because of my alabaster skin that easily burns, and for my love of staying inside where I don't have to deal with bugs (EWW!). But also for the fact that in those days men were gentlemen and took care of us ladies, and I think chivalry is a lost art.

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  15. I'm thinking i lived in the victorian age, and maybe in scotland... I have gingery browny reddish hair and like REALLY pale skin... i miss boys being gentlemen, as I now they make crass comments and well.. life was definatly better i nthe good ol' days!

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  16. Well my ancestors were Native American, it would be wonderful to live in a time before colonization reached the Americas, to live with my three fav things: family, food, and nature (: I love the respect and honor that tribes had for the natural world.

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  17. I would like to think the Native American Era or the Medieval Times

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  18. Ancient China Time???

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  19. I would love to live in India during the early 1900s

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  20. I think I would have lived through Tudor England!
    Or maybe the Age of Navigation.
    Thanks for hosting an extra giveaway and the YASH!

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  21. ancient Greece! or Meiji era Japan.

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  22. For sure ... 100% ... I would have to come from the Regency period! I just love wrapping myself up in a blanket and getting lost in books written with that era in mind. I just love it!!! The dresses ... the balls ... EVERYTHING!!!

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  23. I probably hailed from the cave man era. :) I like the simple life. Fitted clothing and wearing shoes are my thing. And I'm not really a up-to-date techno person either.

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  24. Probebly the Roman era, I love those kind of books!

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  25. Renaissance era! I'm totally obsessed with it!

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  26. I think I hailed from the dark ages...I had a dream years ago, and it felt more like a memory than a dream. Just never know...huh!

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  27. I think I hailed from the Victorian era. I LOVE reading about that time!

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  28. Woah, I dunno....Never really thought about it, haha :)

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  29. Probably in the time of Henry the eight or Queen Elizabeth.

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  30. Not too long ago really, I have dreamt myself living through WWII. But I would have loved to live in the Regency era.

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  31. If past lives were proven to be true, what time period do you would have lived through?
    I'd LOVE to live in the Victorian Era, because of all the ball gowns, and how people spoke has always kept me interested.

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  32. I would have loved to live through the Roaring Twenties Era (the Golden Age!)

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  33. I would have loved to have lived in the Victorian era... just LOVE the clothing... corsets and all...

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  34. Hmm, I'm thinking the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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  35. The Victorian era.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. Renaissance, the 1920's, or maybe Joseon (korean). Thank you so much for this giveaway! :) - Cindy C.

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  37. I think I probably live in Ancient Greece in a previous life, because I am deathly afraid of hubris. Or I might have been a Victorian maiden, which is why I can sing a little, speak a little French, dance a little, do needlework . . . basically I'm a dabbler in all sort of ladylike skills. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  38. I don't think I'm sophisticated enough to have lived in the 1800s or the early 1900s. Would love to have experienced life in the 60s or 70s though! :)

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  39. Renaissance - 14th to the 17th century

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  40. The 1920s or maybe the Victorian Era.
    Thank you for the giveaway! :D

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  41. maybe 1960's or 70's I love songs and actors of that time :)

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  42. I think that I would have been an inventor during the Scientific Revolution in Europe! Or maybe I would have wanted to be around when the Europeans started to explore America!! That would be fun!!!

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  43. I would love to have lived during medieval times. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  44. I would probably be from the 1950s! =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I have always been told I must have been a mafia wife in a past life... ;)

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  46. I think I hailed from the Victorian/Tudor era. I don't know why, but I just have the gut feeling I originated from there, you know?

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  47. Regency era! The balls and gowns! Ahhhhh LOVE! However, the not modern tech...not sure how I would do. haha

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