Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring 2017 - Young Adult Scavenger Hunt - #YASH






Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 



I'm Margo Kelly, and I'll be your hostess for this leg of the hunt. I write thrillers, and I'm excited that my second novel, UNLOCKED, has been born into the world! Somewhere along this scavenger hunt, I've shared exclusive content related to UNLOCKED, and clear down at the bottom of this post, I'm giving away a signed hardback copy of it (exclusive to readers of this post) along with a super cool flashlight key chain! Yup. That's right. 




(So be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of this post before you hop off to the next site in the scavenger hunt!)



By the way, you are currently hunting on TEAM BLUE.





This bi-annual event was 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! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt.

Add up the clues, and you can enter for the prize -- one lucky winner will receive:
one book from each author on the BLUE team! 

But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon on Sunday, April 9, 2017!


Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM -- but there are five other teams, each with a different set of books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.


SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue 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 here to officially 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 April 9, 2017, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


SCAVENGER HUNT POST

I am happy to introduce you to the author I'm hosting for the hunt:
Sarah Ahiers



Sarah Ahiers has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and lives in Minnesota with her dogs and a house full of critters. She's the author of ASSASSIN'S HEART and THIEF'S CUNNING and when she’s not writing she fills her time with good games, good food, good friends, and good family.

Find out more information by checking out Sarah's website or find more about her book here!

Allegra Saldana has always had to look over her shoulder. As the niece of the infamous assassin Lea Saldana, Allegra is used to hiding from people who want her dead. Once the strongest clipper family in the Kingdom of Lovero, the Saldanas are now the most hunted. Their number one enemy is the Da Vias, whose thirst for retaliation is almost two decades in the making.

At least that’s what Lea has told Allegra her whole life, but lately Allegra’s been feeling like things are being kept from her—including her parents’ identity. So when Allegra finally learns the truth--I’m a Da Via—her world crumbles. Feeling betrayed by the people she trusted the most, Allegra turns to Nev, a Traveler boy whose presence makes her feel alive in ways she’s only dreamed of. But getting caught up in Nev’s world has consequences Allegra never saw coming.


EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
 from Sarah Ahiers

Her inspiration board!
Click here to view the full board on Pintrest.

Here is a sampling of Sarah's inspiration:









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Now don't forget to enter the YASH contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me and 19 other authors on TEAM BLUE. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on team blue, and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


But before you go, you'll need to know that my favorite number is 11, and there are 11 chances in this exclusive Rafflecopter giveaway for you to win a signed hardback copy of UNLOCKED and a super cool flashlight key chain! (This contest is separate from the YASH contest. Only visitors here are eligible.)

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author: AMY PLUM

54 comments:

  1. I've never been hypnotized, but I had a hypnotist come to my high school and call a handful of kids up onto the stage. It was funny to watch them all do silly things, but I thought it was a hoax. That is until I found one of the girls who had been hypnotized crying in the hallway because she was so embarrassed by what she'd done!

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  2. Game on! Just stopping by and saying hi.

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  3. I have never been hypnotized.

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  4. I have never been hypnotized and I don't think I'm for it. I would rather get my palm read or something else like that.

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  5. I have never been hypnotized. I can't imagine being hypnotized.

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  6. Yay! I know Sarah! I should probably go pop in and say "hi," eh?

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  7. I've never been hypnotized!
    Its so nice to find a new book to add to my TBR. Unlocked sounds (and looks) great!

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    1. I'm glad you're excited about it! Happy reading. :)

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  8. nope but i don't think i would want to!

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  9. I have never been hypnotized and I am probably not brave enough to ever try it!

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    1. I don't know that "bravery" is the issue with whether or not to get hypnotized. I think it's brave to know what you're getting into before agreeing to it. Hypnosis is not for everyone! Thanks for commenting!

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  10. I have never been hypnotized but I think its an interesting concept. Thanks for the chance and for being part of the hunt!

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    1. Hypnosis is a very interesting concept, but it's important to know yourself well enough to understand why you'd want to do it in the first place, AND it's important to know if the hypnotist is an ethical one or not. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Happy reading. :)

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  11. I've never been hypnotized before. Unlocked sounds like a very interesting novel though!

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  12. I've never been hypnotized before and I want to try it one day.

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  13. I have never been hypnotized, I don't think I can be hypnotized, some people can't.

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  14. I have never been hypnotized. It would be scary to have that done. Don't want to go spilling all my secrets and bringing ones I've hidden back.

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  15. I have never been hypnotized but the idea kind of freaks me out so I can't see myself volunteering any time soon. Thanks for the hunt!

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  16. I've never been hypnotized, I think it would freak me out.

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  17. I've never been hypnotized and I never want to be!

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  18. i've never been hypnotized but i want to read UNLOCKED to know how does it feels to be hypnotized

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  19. Someone tried when I was a teenager but it didn't work.

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  20. I've never been hypnotized, but had a chance to in college. I felt myself relaxing, but then fearfully pulled out.

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    1. Sometimes fear is a necessary form of self-protection. Your instincts may have protected you from something that was about to happen, either at that event or a consequence of that event.

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  21. I've never been hypnotized. Honestly, I'm not sure I really even believe in it. It seems more like people are put in such a relaxed state that they're more compliant and will follow your instructions, not that they're truly under your control. But who knows, i've never been hypnotized before.

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    1. It's certainly a fascinating topic, and I had a terrific time researching the realm of hypnosis - the good, bad, ugly, and controversial.

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  22. I actually don't believe that hypnotism works and have never been hypnotized.

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  23. I have never been hypnotized and also don't believe in it.

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  24. I've never been hypnotized, but I've watched it happen online and on tv....

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  25. I have never been hypnotized but I am very curious about it. I game to try it!

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    1. Be cautious when you decide to do it, and make sure you use an ethical hypnotist. Let me know how it goes!

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  26. I haven't been hypnotized, and I'm not sure I want to be. It sounds a little scary, haha.

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  27. I've never been hypnotized before, and I don't think I can be
    ~Vickie

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  28. I have never been hypnotised but I'd quite like to try it!

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    1. Be cautious when you decide to do it and choose an ethical hypnotist. And . . . let me know how it goes!

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  29. I have never been hypnotized, but my mother was to help her quit smoking... and it worked!

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    1. There are many ethical hypnotists and hypnotherapists out there. Hypnosis can be beneficial, but caution and awareness is important.

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  30. I've never been hypnotized and I don't think I'd want to be!

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  31. I've never been hypnotized.....but I am open to it, I think it would be an unique experience ^_^

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    1. Certainly unique! Be cautious and choose an ethical hypnotist. :)

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  32. Never, luckily. :D And I don't want to be. Ever.

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  33. I have never been hypnotized. I don't really believer in it, but after hearing your story it sounds very scary. I don't think I'll ever have that happen in the future, but it's interesting to read about? :)

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  34. I have never been hypnotized. I had someone try but it didn't work since I couldn't be entranced. My mother did and it worked and it was for her to not want chocolate.

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  35. Thanks for the chance to win! Unlocked sounds amazing!!!! I have never been hypnotized. I am interested to see how hypnosis plays a part of Unlocked!!! :)

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  36. Nope - I've never been hypnotized, but I've seen a hypnotist in action. Kinda creepy!! ;)

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  37. I have never been hypnotized and hope to never be hypnotized! I think that would be very nerve-wracking, to lose control like that! Thanks for doing a bonus giveaway!

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  38. I have never been hypnotized. However, years ago my dad was. And what makes this amazing is that my dad was the biggest skeptic ever! He didn't believe it would work on him but when he couldn't get his hands apart for the life of him ... he became a believer! Thanks for being a part of this! It is so much fun!!!

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  39. I've never been. However, my Grandmother attempted to be hypnotized. It didn't work on her. My mom saw some people who were hypnotized to think they were naked.

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