Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer YA Scavenger Hunt!!!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-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 our prize--one lucky winner will receive TWENTY-SEVEN signed books, one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM--but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed 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 homepage.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

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 August 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Today, I'm hosting Victoria Strauss on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Victoria Strauss is the author of eight novels for adults and young adults, including the Stone fantasy duology (The Arm of the Stone and The Garden of the Stone) and Passion Blue, a YA historical. She's also co-founder, with Ann Crispin, of Writer Beware, a publishing industry watchdog group that provides information and warnings about the many scams and schemes that threaten writers. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she writes, gardens, and spends way too much time online.

Find out more information by checking out Victoria's website or find more about the Victoria's book here!

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT


When seventeen-year-old Giulia, the orphaned, illegitimate daughter of a Milanese nobleman, learns she’s to be packed off to a life behind convent walls, she begs an astrologer-sorcerer for a talisman that will secure what she’s certain is her heart’s desire: true love and a place where she belongs. But does she really know the compass of her heart? The convent of Santa Marta is full of surprises, including a workshop of nuns who are creating paintings of astonishing beauty using a luminous blue mixed from a secret formula: Passion Blue. As Giulia’s own artistic self is awakened she’s torn: should she follow the young man who promises to help her escape? Or stay and satisfy her growing desire to paint? This richly imagined novel of a girl’s daring journey towards self-discovery transports readers into the fascinating world of Renaissance Italy, where love and faith and art inspire passion – of many different hues.

I'm swooning over the gorgeous cover!!!

The Scavenger Hunt is over, so Victoria's deleted scene is no longer available, but make sure to put Passion Blue on your to-buy list, and watch for it to come out in November!



CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Click here!




Don't forget that the Eternal Starling eBook is on sale for the Hunt! You can also enter to win an Eternal Starling swag pack including a signed bookmark, signed bookplate, tattoo, and a bookmark and pin with original artwork of Alex Night by talented artist, James Vallesteros! Enter the giveaway below!


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89 comments:

  1. Thank you Angela for being involved in the YASH and doing this extra giveaway!!

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  2. Wow! I love historical fiction, so I'm definitely going to check out Blue Passion! :)

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    1. *Passion Blue
      I got the name mixed up in my head!

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  3. I love historical romance but I still haven't read any book set in Italy! This will be my first! YAYYY! Thanks for the giveaway Angela!

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  4. Thanks so much for being a part of the hunt and the giveaway!!!!!!!!:D

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway!!! Love YASH!!!

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  6. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  7. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  8. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt and for hosting additional giveaway for the swag pack. *fingers crossed*

    ~Christina
    The Book Hookup: Eat. Breathe. Read!

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  9. Thank you for taking part in the scavenger hunt and the giveaway! :)

    Rebecca

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway. :D

    Goodreads: Becca H

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  11. Awesome givaways so excited... this process is consuming my afternoon

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  12. I love the hunt! it's really fun!

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  13. Love the hunt and am having a blast finding some new books to read!

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I'll definitely put these on my TBR pile!

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway!!! This book is definitely in my to-read pile :)

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  16. Thanks for a chance at another giveaway! I'm definitely buying this one for my kindle!

    -Sonnie

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  17. Hi Anglea. Looking forward to desert again soon! Looks like I'm heading back to SLC on the Destiny tour!

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt! :)

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  19. I love the cover of your book and the synopsis. Would love to read it! =D

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  20. Thanx for being in another hunt!! Love the cover of your book, looks Fab!!

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Oh wow, thank you so much for being a part of such an awesome scavenger hunt with so many more talented and super amazing author's. :)

    And thank you, for the giveaway.

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  23. Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)

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  24. Thanks for having this giveaway! :-)

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  25. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!! :D

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  26. thanks for the giveaway i'll love to read anything i can get and give a review on goodreds

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  27. Wow, That does sound like a great book indeed! I'm sure it's the kind of book that I would love. :)

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  28. Looks like an awesome book! Thanks for the giveaway. =)

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  29. Thank you for the giveaway! I am so excited to get some new books, and get to reading!

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  30. Thank you about the giveaway!!! I'm really excited!

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  31. Thanks for hosting this giveaway:)

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  32. I really enjoyed Eternal Starling! Love these giveaways!

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  33. Thank you so much for the extra giveaway! :)

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  34. I'm loving YASH!!! Thank you so much for being a part of it & including an extra give away!!!

    amyrenae88 AT hotmail DOT com

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  35. Thanks for being part of the YASH!!! I love learning about so many new authors and new books!! Thanks for the extra giveaway as well : )

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  36. Hope I win!! littlebitahoney@hotmail.com

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  37. Thanks for participating in the scavenger and your own giveaway!! Your book looks fantastic!

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  38. Sweet! I am from the Tri Cities Area of Washington!!!!!! Hope I win!

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  39. Thanks for being one of the Authors of the YA Scavenger hunt!!!!!

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'd not heard of your book before but now it's on my to-read list and I can't wait to get around to reading it. :)

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  41. Hope I win.. I need great books like this to read while I have surgury soon.

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway and for being one of the Authors of the YA Scavenger hunt!!
    Eternal Sterling is amazing!!

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  43. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Loving YASH!

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  44. Thank you for the giveaway ! =)

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  45. Loving the hunt! THanks for the giveaway!

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  46. Thank you for the giveaways. I love to meet new authors trough the scavenger hunt.

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway. Eternal Starling sounds so good :o)

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  48. Great giveaway, thanks!!
    Eternal looks awesome!

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  49. Thank you for the extra giveaway and hunt!
    Artemis

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  50. Thanks for the extra giveaway! Can't wait to read this book!!

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  51. Thank you for the extra giveaway! :)

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  52. I added this to my to-read list on Goodreads. It sounds like a great book!

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  53. The title Eternal Starling alone makes me want to read this book!

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  54. Thank you for the giveaway and participating in the YA scavenger hunt!

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  55. You have great taste!
    Contact: @xGlassChild on twitter.

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  56. Thanks for having the giveaway!! cant wait to read this book!! i read part of it on another authors site and immediately added to my to read list!!

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  57. Thanks for participating in this giveaway! Can't wait to read Eternal Starling!

    beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

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  58. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    maryann(at)chapter-by-chapter(dot)com

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  59. Thank you so much for the giveaway! This is so exciting!

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  60. Thanks for the giveaway! And for participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt!

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  61. Thanks a lot for being part of the YASH :D I always have so much fun doing this, hehe.

    Hugs^^

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  62. sounds completely amazing!!!!!!!!!

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway!

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