Tuesday, October 3, 2017

YA Guy Participates in... the Fall 2017 YA Scavenger Hunt!


YA Guy's super excited to participate in this year's FALL YA SCAVENGER HUNT! Not only is Fall my favorite time of year, but I've got a brand-new book out, the YA science fiction adventure FREEFALL, which released September 26. So I'm totally ready for the Hunt, and I trust that you are too! (I mean, why else would you be here if you weren't?)

As you can probably tell by all the purple lettering in this post (not to mention the banner at the top), I'm on the PURPLE TEAM, along with the other awesome authors you see below:



The YA Scavenger Hunt is a bi-annual event 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 PURPLE 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 SEVEN contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! But don't delay: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will be online only until noon Pacific time on OCTOBER 8! (My personal giveaway, though, will run a little longer, until October 10.)

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 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 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, October 8, 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 copy of my new novel FREEFALL! Like the Hunt itself, this personal giveaway is open internationally. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

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

New York Times bestselling author of the Library Jumpers series, the Fated series, and Thunderstruck, creator of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by 22 cups of coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with The Park Literary Group.

To find out more about Brenda, go to her website at brendadrake.com.


About GUARDIAN OF SECRETS: Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairy tales and secret gardens.

Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it.

And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia.

Maybe. If she survives.

To buy the book, follow this link!

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The Hunt's over, but my personal giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of my new YA science fiction adventure FREEFALL runs until October 10!

About FREEFALL: When the 1% and the 99% clash, the fate of the human race hangs on the actions of two teens from very different backgrounds in this thrilling sci-fi adventure.

In the Upperworld, the privileged 1% are getting ready to abandon a devastated Earth. And Cam can’t wait to leave. After sleeping through a 1,000-year journey, he and his friends will have a pristine new planet to colonize. And no more worries about the Lowerworld and its 99% of rejects.

Then Cam sees a banned video of protesters in the Lowerworld who also want a chance at a new life. And he sees a girl with golden eyes who seems to be gazing straight through the feed at him. A girl he has to find. Sofie.

When Cam finds Sofie, she opens his eyes to the unfairness of what’s happening in their world, and Cam joins her cause for Lowerworld rights. He also falls hard for Sofie. But Sofie has her own battles to fight, and when it’s time to board the spaceships, Cam is alone.

Waking up 1,000 years in the future, Cam discovers that he and his shipmates are far off-course, trapped on an unknown and hostile planet. Who has sabotaged their ship? And does it have anything to do with Sofie, and the choices—and the enemies—he made in the past?

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59 comments:

  1. In space no one can hear you... because physics! space is a vacuum!!

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  2. In space no one can hear you...cry about the fate of fictional characters and look at you funny!

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    1. I really need to go to space, then. :)

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  3. In space no one can hear you... Avada Kedavra Voldemort's weird alien cousin! Plot twist: this guy has a nose! xD

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    1. Speak like Yoda in space no one can hear you!

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  5. In space, no one can hear you complain about how the finale of How I Met Your Mother may have been the worst TV show finale ever.

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    1. I don't believe it--the finale for "Roseanne" was the worst! :)

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  6. In space, no one can hear you rant about Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
    But on Twitter they can.

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  7. In space, no one can hear you rave about your favorite YA novels, especially FREEFALL!

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  8. In space, no one can hear you call for your mommy!

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    1. Especially when evil aliens are attacking you!

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  9. So honestly, I couldn't come up with anything that was funny or creative (and that was aga appropriate for a YA scavenger hunt... I'm not right in the head...)

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    1. That's okay--I'll just say, "in space, no one can hear you apologize." :)

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  10. "In space, no one can hear you ..." falling in the forest.

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  11. In space, no one can hear you ... fart. You can fart in peace and no one will judge you.

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    1. Space is starting to sound more and more appealing.

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  12. In space, no one can hear you...pee. :)

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  13. In space, no one can hear you singing off key.

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    1. Which in my case would be a very good thing!

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  14. Lol pass gas was what I would say.

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  15. In space, no one can hear you yelling at the screen when the space internet connection doesn't work

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  16. In space, no one can hear you scream until your lungs give out, but everyone cares about the stolen whispers in dark hallways about the girl with the glowing eyes. Everywhere she goes Ecco Farley is an outcast, partly due to her own choosing. Her oddly colored bright yellow eyes might set her apart, but she's fairly certain it's her dripping fangs, and the growls that murmur in the back of her throat that send potential friends sprinting in the other direction. When Ecco is arrested and learns that her execution has been set for a crime she didn't commit, she must battle against time and stories of herself to prove her innocence. She's more than the girl who shifts in the shadows of the night, and she's determined to prove that not all monsters do monstrous things.

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    1. Wish I could give extra points for extra creativity!

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  17. In space no one can hear you talk in your sleep and reveal everyone's naughty secrets.

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  18. In space, no one can hear you laugh maniacally.

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  19. In space, no can hear you...take a number 2 ha ha
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. The bathroom appears to be a popular place to go in space!

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  20. In space can hear you sing when tone deaf lol which is my case

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  21. In space no one can hear you....pass wind (my husband answer

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  22. In space no one can hear you cry while reading a book that's cutting your heart to pieces.

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  23. In space, no one can hear you: Sing horribly off-key in the shower.

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  24. In space no one can hear you scream...

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  25. In space no one can hear you belch unlady-like !

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  26. In space, no one can hear you ... scream for ice scream. :(

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  27. CRY... because your favourite character just died!

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  28. In space, no one can hear you, so did you make a sound?
    (My spin off the tree falls in a forest question) 😂🙃🤣
    @TeacherofYA

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  29. Thanks for doing this! In space, no one can see you reading more YA book or tell you to do chores to get you away from reading more YA books!

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  30. In space, no one can hear you ...yelling "ABNER!!"

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  31. In space, no one can hear you eating loads of chocolate! :) Thanks for such a fun extra giveaway!

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  32. Thanks for all these awesome comments! (I've run out of clever replies, sorry.) :)

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  33. In space, no one can hear you mutter "colorful words" through gritted teeth while your children argue over a toy for the upteenth time that day. (Can you tell how my day has been? Lol)

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  34. In space no one can hear you plot to take over the universe

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