Welcome to the October 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt! I’m Selene Castrovilla, your host for this stop, and I’m a hunt virgin!
I love quotes and fill my house with them (this picture is of my bannister.)
I love purple, and have painted my house different shades. (As evidenced by my bannister.)
I love the classics, and Shakespeare is my number one favorite! (The fierce quote is his.)
I love my job so, so much!!!
And, I love love. It’s my mission to be the change I wish to see in the world, and that translates to spreading love through my words.
At the bottom of this post you’ll find two Rafflecopter giveaways I’m giving!
About the hunt:
This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Hock (who is hosting me!) 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 eight contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM—
but there is also a red team, an orange team, a green team, a teal team, a blue team, a purple team, and a pink 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 hidden my favorite number. It’s in gold! Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the gold 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 October 9, 2017, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
And now, I’m pleased to introduce the fabulous Kathleen Baldwin!
Award-winning author, Kathleen Baldwin, loves adventure in books and in real life. She taught rock climbing in the Rockies, survival camped in the desert, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, spent way too long in college, fell in love at least a dozen times, and married her very own hero. They have four free-spirited adventurous children.
Kathleen’s The Stranje House Series
“…kept me reading until late into the night.” –Meg Cabot, NYT – USA Today bestselling author of The Princess Diaries
Kathleen is sharing Exile for Dreamers, Book 2 in the Stranje House series!
About the book:
By the summer of 1814 Napoleon’s spies, in the Order of the Iron Crown, have assassinated King Louis XVIII, and Napoleon, having escaped his exile in Elba, has usurped the French throne. With his Grand Armée restored, Napoleon sets his sights on Britain. Invasion is imminent, and Stranje House sits squarely in the path of catastrophe.
Some would call her dreams a gift, but Tess Aubreyson can’t run far enough or fast enough to escape the prophetic dreams that haunt her. Dreams bring nothing but death and grief. Tess refuses to accept that she may be destined for the same madness that destroyed her mother, until her disturbing dreams become the only means of saving Lord Ravencross, the young man she loves, and her fellow students at Stranje House. Tess’s old friend, the traitorous Lady Daneska and Ghost, the ruthless leader of the Iron Crown, have returned to England, intent on paving the way for Napoleon’s invasion of England. Can the young ladies of Stranje House prevail once more? Or is England destined to fall into the hands of the power-mad dictator?
Fans of Gail Carriger, Patricia Wrede, and Caroline Stevermer will love this Regency-era alternate history filled with spunky heroines, handsome young lords, and dastardly villains.
I could give you 9 awesome reviews, but here’s a couple to start you off…
“Impossible to put down!” -5 Girls Book Review
“Aww. Dudes, I’m such a sucker for this series . . . I loved the heck out of it.”
And now for the super amazing BONUS CONTENT from Kathleen!
The cover reveal for Book 3 in the Stranje House series:
Refuge for Masterminds
Lady Jane Moore has a secret. A secret that must be kept buried. For if anyone discovered the truth, her life at Stranje House would crumble. And with Napoleon Bonaparte threatening to invade England, everyone at Stranje House is already in mortal danger.
There’s a traitor in the house. Someone is sneaking information to Napoleon’s spies, Lady Daneska and Ghost. Jane is determined to find out who it is before suspicions rip apart the bonds of friendship at Stranje House. Her desperate hunt for the traitor ensnares a brash young American inventor, Alexander Sinclair, Robert Fulton’s nephew, into an ambush that puts his life in danger. Sinclair is the most maddening young man in all of Christendom, a sharp-tongued rascal with boorish manners, but Lady Jane cannot bear the thought of the golden-haired genius being harmed.
Is Jane enough of a mastermind to save Alexander, her friends at Stranje House, and possibly England itself?
Book Three will be out May 2017.
Kathleen is also running a cover reveal contest right now – for a chance to win the entire series, check out the cover reveal contest on her website!
Be sure to add Exile for Dreamers to your TBR list on Goodreads!
If you’re as excited to read this book as I am, : you can get your hands on one here!
And sign up for Kathleen’s Newsletter so you never miss out on contests, story extras, or important book news.
THANKS FOR VISITING MY FIRST EVER YA SCAVENGER HUNT HOST POST!!!
I’M A VIRGIN NO MORE!!!
Before you go, check out my personal giveaways !
The first giveaway runs concurrent to the hunt – it ends on Oct. 9!
- Here’s your chance to get a signed copy of Melt, Book One in The Rough Romance Trilogy — and possible even more! Three people will receive a signed copy of Melt, and one person will receive a signed copy of Melt, a signed copy of The Law of Loving Others by Kate Axelrod and a $10 Amazon gift card!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
2. If you’ve read Melt and/or Signs of Life, write a review on Amazon and Enter for a $25 Amazon gift card plus read everything I’ve written so far in Book Three one my Rough Romance Trilogy! This one has a longer entry time, so hurry up and read them!
Here’s the link to my team mate Margo Kelly’s blog – where you’ll discover information about another amazing YA author, and of course find another piece to your puzzle!