Tuesday, March 29, 2016

YA SCAVENGER HUNT, THE SPRING 2016 EDITION!


If you've never YA Scavenger Hunted before, then you've been missing out! This is the hunt to end all hunts. Prizes, fancy YA authors, bonus material, and cool puzzles to solve. And did I mention prizes? Because, yeah, there are prizes to be had, on an EPIC SCALE!!!

If you've made it this far, I probably don't need to explain how this whole thing works. But I will tell you that hunt runs from Tuesday, March 29th through Sunday, April 3rd. (That's not a lot of time if you plan to enter ALL the giveaways!)

So here's how it works:

Each author on the hunt is hosting another author's bonus material (mine is out there somewhere, you just have to track it down), along with a link to the next step of the hunt.


At each step, you not only get access to that exclusive content, but you'll also collect another "clue" for the hunt. (In this case, the clues are number that you'll add up in the end.) Add up the clues and you can enter for our team's prize--one lucky winner will receive all the signed books for that team! But play fast, the contest and all the exclusive bonus material will only be available for 72 hours.

I'm TEAM RED, but there are SO MANY OTHER TEAMS, which means more prize packs you can enter to win.



Still confused? Don't worry, if you get stuck head on over to the YA SCAVENGER HUNT page for the official rules and instructions.

(Unofficial) SCAVENGER HUNT Instructions:

Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number somewhere. Collect all the author's favorite numbers for TEAM RED (these are the "clues" I was talking about), and then add them up (don't be embarrassed to use a calculator!).

Then ENTER to win by filling out the form here. Only the entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Fine Print: 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 much complete the entry form by Sunday, April 3rd at noon Pacific Time. Entries without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Today, I'm hosting the Kay Honeyman. Kay Honeyman grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelors and Masters in English Language and Literature. Her first novel, THE FIRE HORSE GIRL,
came out in January 2013. It was published by Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic. Her next book INTERFERENCE comes out in Fall 2016. She currently teaches middle school and lives in Dallas, Texas.


About Kay's book, INTERFERENCE:

As a Congressman’s daughter in Washington, D.C., Kate Hamilton always pushes to make things right. But when a scandal sends her family to Red Dirt, Texas, she decides to step back for a while. She’ll take pictures for her portfolio. She’ll learn something about football. And most of all, she’ll stay out of politics (including her father’s new campaign), and away from guys (especially after her ex’s betrayal).
But, if Kate’s political skills can be useful in Red Dirt, should she really let them go to waste? After all, her friend Ana Gomez and quarterback Kyle Stone would be a perfect match. Her dad’s election could benefit from a younger perspective. The irritatingly handsome Hunter Price should learn he doesn’t know everything. . . . But Kate’s own feelings for him may teach her the biggest lesson of all.

Friday Night Lights meets Jane Austen’s Emma in this delightful novel about big dreams, big games, and a little romance.

Find out more about Kay, INTERFERENCE and the rest of her books here!


EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: 

Today, Kay is sharing an excerpt from Chapter One of INTERFERENCE:


I dropped three bottled waters and a bag of potato chips on the counter between the cashier and the girl who was yelling at him.
“Most boyfriends take their girlfriends out once in awhile.”
The cashier picked up his phone and checked the screen. “We go out.”
“I need to pay for these,” I said.
“We’ve been dating three months, and we’ve gone out twice,” the girl snapped at him.
“I don’t have money,” the cashier said.
“I have money. To pay for these.” I pushed the bottles closer.
“You had enough money to go to Lubbock with your cousin last weekend.”
I looked out the window. Mom was still in the passenger seat, digging through her purse. Dad was pumping gas. I didn’t have much time. “I’m kind of in a hurry.”
“It’s not like I don’t have options,” she continued. “Gabe called the whole time you were out of town.”
The cashier started scanning my items. “Next time, tell him I say hi.”
The girl balled her fists. Her purse smacked against the candy rack, sending packages flying as she spun and stormed out the door.
The guy didn’t flinch. “Anything else?” he asked me, pulling a plastic bag from under the counter.
“I need to use your phone.”
“Sorry. No pay phone. There’s one at the gas station two exits east.”
I smiled. “No. I need to use your phone.”
The guy tipped his chin to the right, an early sign that he was going to say no.
“It’s an emergency,” I added.
“You’re calm for someone who is in the middle of an emergency.”
“I’m very good in a crisis.”
He crossed his arms over his chest. “You’re not using my phone.”
Refusals were tricky to undo, but not impossible. “Fine, we’ll go a different direction.” I leaned over the counter and locked my eyes with his. “You’re going to let me use your phone because someday your girlfriend will be stranded in some nowhere town and need to tell you something life-changing.” His eyes remained empty. “The test results came in.” Nothing. “She found your dog.”
“Tucker?” the cashier said.
Bingo. “She needs to call you to tell you that Tucker is okay. She wants you to know where to pick him up. Wouldn’t you want someone to loan her a phone?”
“Is your dog in trouble?” the cashier asked.
I looked over my shoulder. I needed to move this along before I got caught. “My cheating ex-boyfriend posted humiliating pictures of me online. My school hates me. My parents blame me for Dad’s nose-dive in the polls. And my college future is in the toilet.”
“Man, what a week. And now your dog.” He slid his phone to me.
I skipped the gratitude and dialed Tasha’s number.

Man, I love sneak previews (and this one looks AH-mazing)!

In order to enter the contest for your chance to win you need to know that my favorite number is 4. Add up all the other favorite numbers on TEAM RED and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!!


CONTINUE THE HUNT

The next stop on your hunt is author Jeff Garvin.

And because I love the hunt (and giveaways), I've decided to give you an extra chance to win by hosting an ADDITIONAL, and completely separate giveaway right here! All you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below, and boom! you're entered for signed set of THE TAKING and THE REPLACED, along with some super sweet swag.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway


6 comments:

Stephanie Kaye said...

Thank you for the added giveaway! I love the YA Scavenger Hunt, it is always a blast and I love seeing all the exclusive content! :)

Christina said...

Thanks for the great post and giveaway! I've been out of the blogging world for a bit, that's what a toddler will do. Now I know which trilogy I need to catch up on!!! I absolutely loved the Taking, and now have 2 books (soon) to devour!!! Hope you are doing well!

Kassiah Faul said...

Thanks for participating and for the bonus giveaway. xo

Ruzaika Rifaideen said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway! Loved reading your post, and that sneak preview- you're right, it sounded amazing!

Ruzaika @ The Regal Critiques

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