Just to remind everyone that the YA Scavenger Hunt ends at noon, Pacific time on Sunday, April 7th. I’ll be away from my computer most of Sunday and Monday morning, so I’ll post the Auracle winner’s name on Monday afternoon, as well as contact the winner directly. Thank you so much for scavenger hunting with me!!
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 (numbered) clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky
winner will receive one signed 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 until 12:00 noon Pacific Time on Sunday, April 7th!
I’m Gina Rosati, your host for this part of the hunt. I’m the author of AURACLE (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan – August 2012), and a fan of fluffy little animals, salted caramels and any woodsy spot where fairies might live.
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 both! 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 SUNDAY, APRIL 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Now I’m very excited to welcome my guest author, JESSICA KHOURY, author of ORIGINS and VITRO.
ORIGIN is her first novel, and its companion VITRO will be on the shelves early 2014.
When a mysterious email from her distant mother summons Sophie Crue to the South Pacific, she hopes that at last she’ll discover the truth about her mom’s research for an enigmatic company called Corpus. With the help of young hotshot pilot Jim Julien, Sophie finds the island where her mother works and there meets the last person she expects, as well as a host of teenage “Vitros,” whom Sophie’s mother has created as test subjects for a chilling new technology. With the Vitro Project on the brink of disaster and every avenue of escape cut off, both Jim and Sophie must decide what part they will play and whose side they will take.
And Jessica is giving you an exclusive peek at the first chapter of VITRO right here http://jnkhoury.blogspot.com/p/vitro-chapter-one.html
I love it!!! Find out more by checking out Jessica’s website http://www.jessicakhoury.com/
And you can purchase ORIGIN at your local bookstore or here http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Jessica-Khoury/dp/1595145958/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342568799&sr=8-1&keywords=origin+khoury
Plus don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Jessica Khoury, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is
Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
OHAI! I CAN HAZ EXTRA PRIZE?
Well, of course. As you can tell by the way I’ve failed to properly embed the websites neatly within words, I am a computer klutz, and my attempts at setting up a Rafflecopter went bust. SOOOO, please leave me a comment on this blog, including your favorite color, how I can get in touch with you if you win (email or Twitter @name). I will throw all the names into a hat and pick one person from the comments to win an annotated hardcover of AURACLE, in all its messy scribbling glory. I’ll also throw in a beaded surprise, but I’m not sure exactly what that surprise will be yet, although I’ll aim to make it in your favorite color. This is an INTERNATIONAL contest … I’ll ship anywhere except Mordor.
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out our next phenomenal author … Justina Ireland http://justinaireland.com/tehawesomesauce/
Thank you so much for visiting! And special thanks to the #YASH team, especially Colleen Houck and Beth Revis, for coordinating this amazing scavenger hunt!!