Tuesday, April 3, 2018

YA Guy Participates in... The Spring 2018 YA Scavenger Hunt!


YA Guy's super excited to participate in this year's SPRING YA SCAVENGER HUNT! This is my fifth Hunt, and I've got a new book, the YA fantasy ECOSYSTEM, due out on April 22. So I'm totally ready for the Hunt, and I trust that you are too! (I mean, why 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 SIX 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 APRIL 8! (My personal giveaway, though, will run a little longer, through April 11.)

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, April 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 forthcoming novel ECOSYSTEM! Like the Hunt itself, this personal giveaway is open internationally. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

Got all that? Then let's meet the author I'm hosting, EVA POHLER!

Eva Pohler is the USA Today bestselling author of The Mystery Book Collection, The Mystery House Series, and four series for young adults: The Gatekeeper's Saga, A Gatekeeper's Spin-Off Series, The Purgatorium Series, and The Vampires of Athens Series. (That's a lot more than 22 books, if you're counting!) Her books have been described as "thrilling" and "addictive." A Kirkus reviewer said of The Gatekeeper's Sons that it was "sure to thrill Hunger Games fans."

To find out more about Eva, go to her website.


About THE GATEKEEPER'S BRIDE: Unrest brews among gods and mortals alike when Hades makes a deal with the Fates to end his loneliness in the Underworld. But when Persephone proposes to conspire with him in a plot against Demeter, things get out of hand.

Find out the truth of how Hades and Persephone met and fell in love and the impact it had on the rest of the pantheon during these tumultuous times. Learn how their children--Hypnos, Thanatos, Megaera, Tisiphone, Alecto, and Melinoe--came into being. Discover why they were assigned their respective duties as Sleep, Death, the Furies, and the goddess of ghosts. Find out the real reason why the Olympians possessed such profound disdain for these Underworld gods.

This prequel to The Gatekeeper's Saga is more than a retelling of the Persephone myth. Many more of the ancient myths are woven together to reveal the conflict, tension, and relationships among the gods in one of the most beloved pantheons in human history. The Gatekeeper's Bride can be read before or after The Gatekeeper's Saga.

To buy the book, follow this link!

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But wait, there's more! Enter below for a chance to win a signed copy of my forthcoming YA fantasy novel ECOSYSTEM! This personal giveaway runs through April 11 (which also happens to be the day a cover reveal for the book runs on YA Books Central)!




About ECOSYSTEM: Seventeen-year-old Sarah is a Sensor, gifted with the ability to survive within the sentient Ecosystem that swept away human civilization centuries ago. While the remnants of humankind huddle in small villages of stone, Sarah uses her psychic connection to the Ecosystem to travel freely in the wild in search of food, water, and fuel. Sarah doesn’t fear the Ecosystem—but she hates it for killing her mother when Sarah was a child. When she hunts, she hunts not only for her people’s sustenance but for revenge.

Then Miriam, an apprentice Sensor, is lost in the Ecosystem, and Sarah sets out to rescue her. Joining Sarah is Miriam’s beloved, Isaac, a boy who claims to possess knowledge of the Ecosystem that will help their people survive. The harrowing journey to find the missing apprentice takes Sarah and Isaac into the Ecosystem’s deadliest places. And it takes Sarah into the unexplored territory of her own heart, where she discovers feelings that threaten to tear her—and her society—apart.

A thrilling fantasy adventure from the author of Freefall and the Survival Colony series, Ecosystem is the first book in a YA trilogy that includes The Devouring Land (2019) and House of Earth, House of Stone (2020).

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The Spring 2018 YA Scavenger Hunt is over! Thanks for playing, and happy reading!

61 comments:

  1. This is my fourth hunt. No luck thus far, but I have my fingers crossed that this will be my hunt. Thank you for your generosity! I look forward to reading your book!

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    1. Thanks, Ashley. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, too!

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  2. Loving the hunt. It's not my first hunt but I still love it even if I don't usually get anything. 😂

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    1. Thanks, Shekeilah! Maybe this year will be your year!

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  3. I'll be looking for Ecosystem when it comes out.

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    1. Thanks! Only a few weeks away.... :)

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  4. Thank you for participating in YASH... now I'm excited to read Ecosystem.

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    1. Thanks, Elisa! I hope you'll enjoy it!

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  5. Yay for a new series for you! Congrats! About the footwear--I wonder what kind of shoes your characters wear as they venture into The Ecosystem...

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    1. Thanks, Danielle! Truth be told, footwear (or the lack thereof) does play a major role in ECOSYSTEM... and that's all I'm going to say!

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  6. I can not wait to read this book! Looks amazing! I doubt I could go without footwear but who knows LOL!

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    1. Thanks, Mortisha! Just wait until you see how Sarah runs around in the Ecosystem!

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  7. This is ny second time participating in the YASH and really enjoy it. Thank you for this fabulous chance.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and entering the contest, Tashia!

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  8. I love this scavenger hunt every year, because I find many new authors and books to read!!

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    1. Thanks, Judy! That's one of the best things about the Hunt!

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  9. I love seeing all your posts on Twitter! So glad I followed you after last years hunt!

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  10. It was not easy finding Ecosystem on Goodreads. I finally typed in Ecosystem Bellin to find it. Be persistent!

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    1. Glad you found it. Persistence pays off!

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  11. This is my second hunt! I love getting introduced to new authors! look forward to checking out Ecosystem soon.

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    1. Thanks and good luck with the Hunt!

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    1. Thanks, Katy! I think so too! :)

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  13. YASH is fun. Thanks for participating!

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  14. Really enjoying the YASH - this is my first time being able to participate (found out about it last year immediately following the second hunt, so haven't had the chance until now).

    Ecosystem looks brilliant and I look forward to checking it out soon c:

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  15. Your book looks amazing. Having a lot of fun on the hunt too!

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Glad you're enjoying the hunt!

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  16. Ecosystem sounds thrilling! Added it to my to-read-list. :)

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  17. Ecosystem looks exciting! The hunt is a blast as always!

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    1. Thanks, Lainey! Yep, the hunt is my favorite time of year!

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  18. This is my first hunt and really enjoying it. I'm excited for Ecosystem and I really appreciate this opportunity.

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  19. Love the cover for Ecosystem. Makes me want to find out more about it.

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    1. Thanks, Debi! The full cover will also be revealed on April 11!

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  20. thanks so much for being part of YASH. And also, i'm so happy i discovered your book, because a sentient ecosystem? now that sounds cool. we could damn sure use one of those right about now... (that's all i'm gonna say about that, lest I get going with a rant)

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  21. I always enjoy YASH and finding new authors and new books. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for visiting the blog, Gurlay!

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  22. Ecosystem sounds great! Can't wait to read it!

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  23. Well, I had this whole conversation planned around fine footwear but since I can't go there..... lol! just kidding!!!!
    Thanks for participating in YASH!!!! I'm really excited to read Ecosystem!!!

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    1. Thanks, Theresa. Yeah, footwear's kinda a taboo subject around here.... :)

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  24. super cool having all these authors in one place

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  25. You're a new author to me and I look forward to reading your books!

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    1. Thanks, Tamara. Finding new authors is probably the coolest thing about the hunt!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Your book loos adventurous and an attention grabber for young readers! Excited!

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  28. This is my first YASH and I'm loving it! So many new books added to my wish list including Ecosystem!

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