Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Welcome to the Young Adult Summer Scavenger Hunt #giveaway #YA


Greetings to all hunters! If you're following the hunt in numerical order, you're coming from Author SF Benson's blog. Welcome to stop #127 on The Young Adult Summer Scavenger Hunt. The YA Summer Scavenger Hunt runs through June 7th and is sponsored by The Alliance of Young Adult Authors. This is a great chance for readers to meet some new authors, grab free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes! 

RULES

Each author has been given a special keyword, which will be in bold and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES. All you have to do is visit all the author's sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story HERE. There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for prizes like free books, Amazon credit and author swag. Make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they're offering while you're on their site for the keyword.

WHO AM I?
I'm a New Yorker who lives in the Hudson Valley with my family. I love to go urban exploring, photographing the abandoned and forgotten buildings and landscapes. I also adore Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki movies, Jane Austen, LOTR movies,  Netflix marathons and Charleston Chews. I write Young Adult, New Adult and adult fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance. 

Even though I've had some of my works published in anthologies, I'm still learning about publishing while I prepare to release my first set of novels. For now I have three short stories and two novellas. Some are already published, the others are waiting on edits and covers. I hope to have those ready by the end of the summer.


This short story and novella are available on Kindle Unlimited and will also be FREE (dates listed below)



WISHED AWAY - a NA/YA urban fantasy short story FREE on Amazon June 5-6

Sometimes wishes do come true. How they’re handled—that’s scary.

College freshman Maire returns home for Thanksgiving break to discover her abusive father is missing, and mom has redecorated. All she’s ever wished for is to see an end to the fighting. A close friend, Colton, hints that a mysterious urban legend might be real. In order for it to work, she has to be an active participant. Could this be the solution she seeks? If she doesn’t get involved, and her father returns, will things go back to the way they were? Maire struggles to make the right decision—for her long suffering family and herself.


If you like urban legends and seeing bullies punished, I hope you enjoy my story.


POWERLESS - a NA/YA paranormal novella FREE on Amazon June 3-4

A paranormal investigator, a cute ghost, and a monster find themselves trapped inside an abandoned school. No, it’s not the opening line of a joke. That’s become my life.

During the day, I’m Cat, a full-time college student and cupcake decorator. My nights belong to the Paranormal Society of Mannor County where I communicate with the dead-a subject that’s fascinated me ever since the plane crash which robbed me of my parents and my childhood memories. Someday, I hope to encounter a spirit who has seen my mom or dad.

I met cute ghost guy during a recent investigation. From his cryptic messages, I get the feeling he knows me. Why does my cat recognize him? Ghost guy won’t say. Instead, he follows me around, popping up unexpectedly. At first he creeped me out and now, I’ve grown accustomed to having him around.

The monster is the stuff of nightmares. Combined with the dreams of strange kids, this monster and ghost guy are connected to my past. Some are trying to awaken my memories, another is trying to protect me, while the other wants me dead.

What can I do to get the pieces of my life back together and stay alive?


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MY KEYWORD: WITH


MY GIVEAWAY:
Since I'm having covers done for my upcoming releases and they're not ready yet, I've decided to give away TWO paperback copies of That Moment When, a YA anthology of 40 short stories. The paperback giveaway is open only to US residents (due to postage costs). There was a printing error with the front cover title and the word "Moment" is missing. Otherwise, the book is fine. Enter below.

Next up on the Hunt is #128, author Emily Martha Sorensen. Have fun!


For rules, updates or trouble-shooting, make sure to check out this main post which will stay updated.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

The YA Summer Scavenger Hunt will be happening soon

In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt and I'm participating. This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes! Mark your calendars now!

RULES

Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES. All you have to do is visit all the author's sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story HERE (link will be posted soon). There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, amazon credit and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they're offering while you're on their site for the keyword.


THE MAP (participating authors)

  1. Cindy Ray Hale
  2. Katherine Bogle
  3. Melle Amade
  4. David Kudler
  5. A.M. Yates
  6. Alethea Kontis
  7. Stevie Rae Causey
  8. Katlyn Duncan
  9. Debbie Manber Kupfer
  10. Meredith Rose
  11. N.M. Howell
  12. Lara Ann  
  13. K.M. Robinson
  14. J.A. Culican
  15. Heather Karn
  16. Rob L. Slater
  17. Dylan Keefer
  18. Sarah K. Wilson  
  19. L.J. Higgins
  20. Gina Marie Long 
  21. Em Kazmierski
  22. Travis Hall
  23. Heather Young-Nichols
  24. Anna Santos
  25. J.L. Weil  
  26. Jo Schneider 
  27. Logan Keys
  28. Kristin D. Van Risseghem
  29. Martine Lewis 
  30. Tara Benham
  31. Stacy Claflin
  32. Beth Hammond
  33. Erica Cope
  34. Nicole Zoltack
  35. Char Webster
  36. Sabrina Ramoth
  37. T.J. Muir
  38. Raquel Lyon
  39. Beth Rodgers
  40. S.L. Beaumont
  41. Eva Pohler
  42. Melanie McFarlane
  43. Cheryllynn Dyess
  44. Audrey Rich
  45. Amanda Zieba
  46. Sandie Will
  47. Elle Scott
  48. Robert Jones
  49. Ashley Maker 
  50. Mandy Peterson
  51. Audrey Grey
  52. Chanda Stafford
  53. Amy McNulty
  54. Melinda Cordell
  55. Monica Leonelle
  56. Claire Luana
  57. Frost Kay
  58. Preeti C. Sharma
  59. Ginna Moran
  60. Mackenzie Flohr
  61. Lena Mae Hill
  62. Angel Leya
  63. Wendi Wilson
  64. Wendy Knight
  65. Samantha Britt
  66. Tamara Hart Heiner
  67. Norma Hinkens
  68. Patti Larsen
  69. Megan Crewe  
  70. Jamie Thornton
  71. Jessie Renée
  72. T.A. Maclagan  
  73. Lydia Sherrer
  74. Felisha Antonette or K.T. Webb (check both for more free books!)
  75. P.D. Workman
  76. J.A. Armitage
  77. K.N. Lee
  78. Angela Fristoe
  79. Rhonda Sermon
  80. G.K. DeRosa 
  81. Erin Richards
  82. Ali Winters
  83. Larissa C. Hardesty
  84. Kristine Tate
  85. Debra Kristi
  86. Keira Gillet 
  87. Cortney Pearson
  88. Jeff Kohanek
  89. Kristal Shaff
  90. Rachel Morgan  
  91. Arwen Paris 
  92. C.L. Cannon
  93. Joanne Macgregor
  94. Lindsey Loucks
  95. Farah Cook
  96. Erin Hayes
  97. Jesikah Sundin
  98. Dorothy Dreyer
  99. Danielle Annett
  100. C.J. Ethington
  101. L.C. Hibbett 
  102. Madeline Dyer
  103. Katie John
  104. Nicole Schubert  
  105. Rachel Medhurst 
  106. Tee G Ayer  
  107. May Freighter 
  108. Gwynn White
  109. Jen Minkman  
  110. J.L. Gillham
  111. Karen Tomlinson
  112. Kate Haye
  113. Megan Linski
  114. Martina Billings
  115. Jo Ho
  116. Imlovingbooks.com or Kellie Sheridan or Zombiebooks.net (check all for more free books!)
  117. Inna Hardison
  118. Rachel Bateman
  119. Sally Henson  
  120. J.L. Hendricks 
  121. Bookfetti or A.L. Knorr (check both for more free books!)
  122. T.M. Franklin  
  123. Raven Oak
  124. Stephany Wallace 
  125. Jake Devlin
  126. S.F. Benson
  127. Laurie Treacy
  128. Emily Martha Sorensen 
  129. Leia Stone
  130. T. Rae Mitchell
  131. J. Keller Ford
  132. Kat Stiles
  133. Jessica Hawke
  134. Elyse Reyes
  135. Sophie Davis
  136. Lindsay Mead 
  137. Jenetta Penner
  138. David R. Bernstein
  139. Olivia Wildenstein
  140. Derek Murphy
  141. Edward Cullen Sucks
For rules, updates or trouble-shooting, make sure to check out this main post which will stay updated.

TIMELINE

Authors will post the rules and the full list of participating authors sometime in June, and have their post up and visible on their site/blog, with their keyword, by June 1st. Readers just need to go through the list, find the words, and use the story to enter for the grand prize.