Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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


YA Guy's super excited to participate in this year's FALL YA SCAVENGER HUNT! This is my sixth Hunt, and I've got a new book, the YA fantasy ECOSYSTEM, out this year, with the sequel due in another month. 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 green lettering in this post (not to mention the banner at the top), I'm on the GREEN 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 GREEN 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 7! (My personal giveaway, though, will run a little longer, through October 9.)

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 Green 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 7, 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 THE DEVOURING LAND! The sequel to ECOSYSTEM, this novel is having its cover revealed right here, right now! Like the Hunt itself, the personal giveaway is open internationally. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

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

Shannon Klare is a writer, teacher, reality TV fanatic, and movie connoisseur. A born and raised Texan, her writing is heavily influenced by small town living and year round sports. When Shannon isn’t writing or daydreaming new plots (22 of them to date), she can be found frequenting Starbucks or hanging out with her family. SURVIVING ADAM MEADE is her debut novel. It's available in stores now!

To find out more about Shannon, go to her website!

About SURVIVING ADAM MEADE: Seventeen-year-old Claire Collins has a plan: get into college and leave North Carolina behind. What she doesn’t have is an idea for how to get rid of the local football star and womanizer extraordinaire―Adam Meade, who she can’t even avoid (despite many efforts), because Claire’s dad is the high school football coach.

Seventeen-year-old Adam Meade never fails. He always gets what he wants . . . until he meets Claire, the new girl who leaves him unnerved, pissed off, and confused. But there’s something about her that he just can’t resist....

With the bite of lemon meringue pie and the sugar of sweet tea, Surviving Adam Meade is a sexy and compelling young adult novel about two strong-willed people who think they know what they want but have no idea what they need.

To buy the book, follow this link!




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But wait, there's more! Enter below for a chance to win one of two signed copies of my forthcoming YA fantasy novel THE DEVOURING LAND! This personal giveaway runs through October 9, and the cover is being revealed to the world for the first time ever!


About THE DEVOURING LAND: On the day of Miriam and Isaac's wedding, Sarah’s village is overrun by monstrous creatures from the Ecosystem. With the community’s leaders dead and few Sensors remaining, Sarah shepherds the survivors into the deadly forest surrounding the village. Her own Sense badly damaged in an earlier attack, she must fight through a host of new threats in hopes of discovering the place where her mother was born, rumored to be home to a community of healers.

When another attack decimates her band, the survivors are rescued by a group of people under the leadership of a man named Gabriel. Taking Sarah and the remnants of her village to a sheltered city ruled by healer-women known as queens, Gabriel instructs Sarah in the Ecosystem’s origins and teaches her a new way of coexisting with its creatures. But the City of the Queens is haunted by a dark secret from the past, and Sarah will have to learn the truth of her lineage in order to save the people she loves and protect the world she knows.

The second book in a fantasy-adventure trilogy that begins with Ecosystem, The Devouring Land will be released on November 20, 2018. Sarah’s story concludes with House of Earth, House of Stone (2019).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Fall 2018 Hunt is over, but my personal giveaway is still going on for a couple of days. Thanks to everyone who participated, and I hope to see you back in Spring 2019!

61 comments:

  1. Very nice indeed!
    Thank you for this most excellent chance!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for entering the contest!

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  2. Thank you for this most excellent chance!

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  3. The Devouring Land sounds great! Adding it to my tbr list! :)

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  4. That is seriously the coolest cover!

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  5. Thanks for the chance! Love the hunt!

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  6. In all honesty, that cover looks so amazing! Sounds like a pretty fascinating read!

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  7. Your covers definitely catch the eye! Thanks for the chance and good luck everyone!

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  8. Thanks for participating in the hunt! I love the little deleted scene!

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  9. I appreciate how much you give back to the writing/reading community. Thank you for always being willing to give advice and share your journey to give others a "leg up" on that mountain called a writing-learning curve.

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    1. Thank you, Danielle. I always look forward to hearing from you during the Hunt and at other times in the year!

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  10. I love the cover for Ecosystem. There is so much going on in it!

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  11. this cover reminds me of Greek myth and Aesculapius

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    1. I'm glad you picked up on that! I'm also thinking there's a bit of the Genesis story there (snake in the garden, etc.).

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  12. Is the snake bright pink just because it makes it look fabulous (cause it totally does btw) or is the colour significant?

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    1. A little bit of both! In the story, it's an ornament carved from pink soapstone--but you'll have to read the book to find out its significance! :)

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  13. Thank you for participating in the YASH event! Both covers are super gorgeous!!

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  14. Thank you for the opportunity. The covers are beautiful!

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  15. Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt. The covers are beautiful and storyline sounds very interesting. I like Sci-Fi very much.

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  16. Unique cover. I just love it!!!

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  17. I am having so much fun participating in YASH! I hadn't heard of your series before, but Ecosystem is definitely on my Goodreads now! I can't wait to read it! :)

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  18. I really love that cover the book sounds really good too

    Beverly G.

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  19. The cover looks greate, but the snake is a bit disturbing to my. Don't know why tho :D

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  20. I love the cover! Really grabbed my attention and would make me pick it up in a bookstore to see if I wanted it!

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  21. Her village overrun by monstrous creatures--sounds like Washington!

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  22. The cover is really cool! Thanks for participating in YASH.

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  23. Reminds of a religious symbol. For instance the staff Moses used that if people looked at would heal any one from the firery serpents.

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    1. Never thought of it that way, but it works perfectly for the story!

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  24. Wow! Stunning cover, but the excerpt really got my atention. I want more.

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  25. The covers are great! Thanks for being a part of YASH!!!

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  26. I love the cover, it's wicked cool. Also, big fan of your writing.

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