Tuesday, March 29, 2016

YA Guy Participates in... The Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!



Once again, YA Guy's taking part in the YA Scavenger Hunt! This time around, I'm on the RED TEAM, along with the other fabulous authors you see below:




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! Add up the clues on each red team page, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in our team! There are NINE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will be online only until April 3!

HOW IT WORKS

Directions: In the author biography below, you'll notice 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!). 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form to 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, April 3, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. For more information, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

Personal Giveaway: In addition to the prizes named above, readers who enter my personal giveaway will have a chance to win a signed ARC of my forthcoming book, appropriately titled SCAVENGER OF SOULS! Like the Hunt itself, this personal giveaway is open internationally. Check out an excerpt from the novel on my website, and then use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

Okay, got all that? Then let's meet the author I'm hosting, KIMBERLY DERTING!


Kimberly Derting is the author of the award-winning THE BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, and THE TAKING and THE REPLACED (the first two books in THE TAKING trilogy). Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and both THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selections.

Kim lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather (seldom above 22 degrees Fahrenheit) is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find the things they say buried in the pages of their mother's books, or on Twitter for the world to see.

To find out more about Kim, go to her website at www.kimberlyderting.com.


About THE COUNTDOWN: In the concluding book in the otherworldly Taking trilogy, Kyra struggles to understand who she is as she races to save the world from complete destruction.

To buy THE COUNTDOWN, follow this link!












EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

The Hunt's over, but there's still a little time to enter my personal giveaway (below)! Thanks for hunting!

PERSONAL GIVEAWAY

To enter my personal giveaway, use the Rafflecopter form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And, to continue the Hunt, go to Amy Plum's blog at http://www.amyplumbooks.com/blog/. Happy hunting!


90 comments:

  1. I Liked how well its written and drags me into the plot, can't wait to read it!

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  2. It was super intriguing... on my to read list!

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  3. Now I want to know what happens! I really dragged me in!

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  4. I'm excited that you are a part of the scavenger hunt! Can't wait to read the book!

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  5. This sounds really good! I can't wait to read more

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  6. This sounds interesting! I will add it to my tbr.

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  7. It was fabulous and makes me want to read more! Thanks for sharing! Added it to my To Read List.

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  8. I love how intergeing the excerpt is! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. love the excerpt -- certainly makes you want to read more

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  10. This really sounds interesting. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for hosting this fabulous YASH!

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  11. WHAT?! That's a cliffhangery excerpt!
    I need to know what happened before and what happens next! :O It sounds so so good! :D

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  12. It makes me super excited for the next book in this series!

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  13. Really interesting! The excerpt left me wanting to know more, about why they wouldn't remember each other!

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  14. I liked seeing what the characters where up to after the last book.

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  15. I haven't read the series, but it doesn't sound like every other dystopian novel, which is great! Excited to read it!

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  16. OMG I'm totally distraught because I've read The Taking, and absolutely love Tyler, so who the heck is this Simon dude and why is he raining on my book boyfriend??? Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  17. It's definitely interesting!! I need more!

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  18. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt.

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  20. All I can say is Wow. I loved the excerpt and I'm certainly wrapped up in all the mysteries contained in just that sneak peek into the book. Definitely a book for my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. The monsters! Their power to mimic humans combines my 2 fave genres, dystopian and paranormal:)

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  22. Hello again, Sir! I am here to disturb your colony. ��

    Well, I like the map you drew. You're not asking for the map, but I just like it. It is so cool!!! I like the "since I’m not a professional artist" HAHAHAHA.

    Okay, being serious, what I like about the excerpt is the fact that the past is something you really need to uncover to finally proceed or move on to the future. plus the "terrible secrets" is really getting my attention.

    That's it. Thank you again, Sir for the chance and for participating in this year's hunt again. :) Have a lovely day, Sir!

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  23. I really liked the style in which it was written!

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  24. This excerpt was so intriguing! It definitely made me want more about the story - specially with the way it ended, I can't but think "what happened??".

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  25. I haven't gotten to your excerpt yet!! I'm loving the hunt though ;)

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  26. Thank you so much for participating~

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  27. I love the intriguing excerpt!

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  28. OMG! I really need to read the whole thing now!

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  29. I loved that this book has so much at stake for the characters. so much adventure and excitement!

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  30. I'm not sure what I liked about the excerpt specifically, but it was intriguing. Thanks so much for participating :) xo

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  31. This book sounds interesting!

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  32. This book looks like I would really enjoy reading it. I love a book that keeps me wanting more.

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  33. The book sounds inviting and I'd love to read it.

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  34. The excerpt is really intriguing. I think this book is a MUST read.

    lopez.erikajoy@yahoo.com

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  35. The excerpt hooked me right in and makes me really want to read the book.

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway. I don't usually like to read excerpts because I like to go into books knowing very little about them. I don't want other things influencing that initial "ahh" moment when you start the book and the story unfolds for you.

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  37. Great teaser...kind of body snatcher scenario (mimicking human hosts) gives me the shivers- I'd want to read it just to find out how it plays out and finales!

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  38. Why did he hauled her beneath the water? I thought they were going to kiss! This sounds so good <3

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  39. Definitely something I need to get my hands on!! Love everything about it!

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  40. Definitely something I need to get my hands on!! Love everything about it!

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  41. The cover is sooooo amazing!!

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  42. Love the teaser. I also love the cover.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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  43. I love the description of the mountains, it makes you wistful to hear more about them

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  44. I really like the details of each character and also how well written it is. :3

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  45. I like that it very much makes me want to keep reading. Thanks for hosting this bonus giveaway!

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  46. I love the unexpected twist at the end! I really want to know where they are and what happens next!

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  47. Thought it was interesting.will add it to my want to read list :)

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  48. I haven't found your special content! But I bet I'll enjoy it when I do!

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  49. The fact that I REALLY WANT TO READ THE REST now!! So cruel! I have an inkling that this book is going to be awesome :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. It makes me want to read more!

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  51. makes me want to read the book :3 don't know if i should root for tyler or simon...

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  53. the excerpt is very interesting. I want to get to know the characters, they seem full of personality!

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  54. brilliant i want to read more

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  55. sounds interesting can't wait to read more

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  56. I liked that there is a character named Keely, which is my best friend's name, even spelled the same way!

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  57. I want to know what happens after they're under the water!!

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  58. All of it was so good! Can't wait to read <3

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  59. I really enjoyed how the characters were set up, just enough to draw us in and want to know more. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  60. I love the first 2 books in the series and can't wait for the third to come out.

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  61. It pulls me in and intrigues me- can't wait to read it!

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  62. The amnesia and dystopian elements are what intrigue me.

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  63. I liked the cliffhanger... it makes me want to read more, to find out what happened and what's going on.

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  64. I think it sounds interesting and exciting because of the amnesia element in the dystopian world.

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  65. I like how much it temp me, i can not wait to read all of it

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  66. Hi Joshua! Thank for you participating in this oh so fun giveaway!! :0)

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  67. Well now I really want to read The Countdown!

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  68. weird. i only saw the lovely drawing. great though. my artistic skills pale in comparison.

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  69. I love how the tension builds and you're not really sure what's going to happen and then there is a twist at the end of it. ARGH! Makes me want to read it really bad now.

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  70. The excerpt is well written and engrossing. I was drawn into the story in those few short pages.

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  71. I found it interesting. I think it's worth a read.

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  72. It sounded interesting, and I can't wait to read more!

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