Sunday, July 31, 2011

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!

It was awesome to meet so many of you during the YA Scavenger Hunt! The Hunt only lasted a day, so the exclusive material from Kady Cross is no longer available in this post, but I left Kady's bio and information about The Girl in the Steel Corset. Check out her website to learn more!

I'm so honored to be posting exclusive material from the fabulous Kady Cross! The first book in her Steampunk Chronicles was released in May to rave reviews. I also wish I had her makeup creation talent! You can read more about Kady below.

In her other life Kady Cross is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 books. She is lucky enough to have a husband who shares her love for the slightly twisted, and all things geek, and a houseful of cats with whom she shares her darkest secrets. When she’s not listening to the characters in her head she’s either trying to formulate the perfect lipgloss or teaching herself to solder. She has a weakness for all things girly, sugar skulls, and boots. Her love of books and makeup borders on addiction – from which she never, ever wants to be cured.

Kady is the author of the incredible Steampunk Chronicles series. Read about the first book in the series, The Girl in the Steel Corset.

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.

When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch….

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.

But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

You can read more about Kady and the Steampunk Chronicles on her website.

You can also buy Kady's books here: Barnes and Noble, Amazon, BAM.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Eternal Starling, the first book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy, will be released December 6, 2011. Check back in the next couple of weeks to find out more about the Eternal Starling cover reveal!


  1. Thanks for hosting this! We're all appreciative and squee! I loved the excerpt!

    Thanks again,
    Deserae McGlothen

  2. I loved The Girl in the Steel Corset so thanks for posting an excerpt of The Girl in the Clockwork Collar. The wait for it suddenly seems longer :)

  3. Thanks for hosting this is really to be able to participate in.

  4. Beautiful cover. Sounds like an interesting book.

  5. Thanks for the excerpt. Can't wait for your cover reveal.

  6. The scavenger hunt is so cool! I have a completely new list of books to buy and read--and sequels to look forward to reading! Thanks for doing this!

  7. Loving the scavenger hunt! So much fun and a really good idea!!!

  8. I have yet to read The Girl In The Steel Corset, but I have it waiting for me on my bed side table. Im just trying to work through my endless TBR list lol Thanks for the extra on Book#2 and I am looking forward to your novel in December, I just added it to my Goodreads TBR lol
    Have a great week!!

  9. this is so cool. im really grateful to the authors. thanks

  10. Ooh... yet another book to add to my TBR pile. Loving this scavenger hunt! Thanks so much for hosting!

  11. Thanks for the excerpt and for hosting the hunt! Good luck on your release! I'll be back in the next few weeks to see your cover reveal.


  12. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt everyone! I'm excited about your comments! It's been so fun getting to meet new people because of the hunt, and I appreciate everyone who took the time to find the Eternal Starling sneak peek. :) Feel free to email, tweet, and Facebook me! I'll keep you posted about the cover reveal and some upcoming contests!