~ SPRING 2013 YA SCAVENGER HUNT ~

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!!

YASH 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 (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.

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???????????????????????????????????????? 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.

Jessica Khoury Beeman-3Jessica Khoury lives in the mountains of Northeast Georgia. When not writing, she can be found coaching youth soccer and directing children’s theater.

ORIGIN is her first novel, and its companion VITRO will be on the shelves early 2014.

Origin_cvr_2c_lo (2)Curious about VITRO?

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

7

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!

FEED ME

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!!

xox

Gina

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The Fall 2012 YAmazing Race is Officially Over

The Fall 2012 YAmazing Race is officially over. Thanks for racing!

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The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes – Fall 2012

We are Toilet Papering the Yard here on

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Starts Monday, October 22 at noon EST ~ Ends Monday, October 29 at noon EST

Oh, hi! I’m Gina Rosati, author of AURACLE, and I’m so excited you’ve stopped by on your way through The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes! which we are doing ONCE AGAIN and which (as you probably know) is a fantastic internet contest hosted by The Apocalypsies, featuring a bazillion debut authors and prize packs consisting of books, gift certificates, swag and other cool stuff you didn’t even know you wanted until now! Since this is the third round of the YAmazing Race (the first race was in January, second was in May) you may know exactly what to do, but if you’re just starting out, click here to go to the Apocalypsies website so you can read the complete rules and start from the beginning. Been there? Done that? Then scroll on down!

Oh, look!! This is my book, AURACLE – it came out on August 7th!

August 7, 2012 ~ Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan

16 year old Anna Rogan has a secret she’s only shared with her best friend, Rei; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.
When there’s a fatal accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna’s body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive home life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future trapped in another dimension, Anna turns to Rei for help. Now the two of them must find a way to get Anna back into her body and stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of murder. Together Anna and Rei form a plan but it doesn’t take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.

When you get to the end of this leg of the race (we are Toilet Papering the Yard), there will be a quickie quiz, so read that synopsis over and you’ll be all set 🙂

Swag 🙂 Bookmarks are embellished with a pewter heart, rainbow moonstone, quartz crystal and glass beads.

I have a confession to make – I like swag. Bookmarks, buttons, magnets, silicone bracelets, stickers, it’s all good. I have another confession – my phone takes lousy pictures, but this is a rather blurry shot of what I’m giving away this week. Want to win one? Leave me a comment and I’ll pick seven random winners at the end of the race – just make sure I have an email or some way to contact you.

And yes, I do ship internationally, so comment away!

You are all kinds of awesome and I thank you so much for stopping by!!

Your next stop on the Toilet Papering the Yard leg of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes is the website of Emily Hainsworth, author of THROUGH TO YOU http://emilyhainsworth.com/a-blog

xox

Gina

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AURACLE BLOG TOUR HOSTED BY JEAN BOOK NERD

Thank you so much to Jean Vallesteros for hosting an international blog tour for AURACLE, which comes out August 7 from Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan. 

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The tour runs from August 1 – 14. There will be one big giveaway, with entries through Rafflecopter. Bounce over to Jean Book Nerd for the tour schedule and all the details http://www.jeanbooknerd.com/2012/07/auracle-by-tour-schedule.html

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The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes – AGAIN !

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Starts Wednesday, May 2 at noon EST ~ Ends Tuesday, May 8 at noon EST

Oh, hi! I’m Gina Rosati, author of AURACLE, and I’m so excited you’ve stopped by on your way through The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes! which we are doing AGAIN and which (as you probably know) is a fantastic internet contest hosted by The Apocalypsies, featuring over 50 debut authors and prize packs consisting of ARCs, gift certificates, swag and other cool stuff you didn’t even know you wanted until now! Since this is the second round of the YAmazing Race (the first race was in January) you may know exactly what to do, but if you’re just starting out, click here to go to the Apocalypsies website so you can read the complete rules and start from the beginning. Been there? Done that? Then scroll on down!

Oh, look!! This is my book, AURACLE – it comes out on August 7th!

August 7, 2012 ~ Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan

On the surface, there’s nothing special about Anna Rogan; she gets average grades, she’s not especially beautiful, and she spends most of her time just hanging out with her best friend, Rei. But Anna has a secret; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.
When there’s an accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna’s body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future of never aging, never being heard or touched, Anna turns to Rei for help. Together they search for a way to get Anna back into her body in time to stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of her murder, but they don’t take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.
A story about an out-of-body experience gone terribly wrong, AURACLE reaches deep within the soul of one girl to discover the strength of love and the power of a single touch.

When you get to the end of this leg of the race (we are Laser-Eyed Iguanas), there will be a quiz! Random Fact about Me: I’m not a fan of quizzes, so I’m going to give you a clue – you’ll be asked what is Anna’s secret? (Psssst . . . she can astrally project!)

Swag 🙂 Bookmarks are embellished with a pewter heart, rainbow moonstone, quartz crystal and glass beads.

I have a confession to make – I like swag. Bookmarks, buttons, magnets, silicone bracelets, stickers, it’s all good. I have another confession – my phone takes lousy pictures, but this is a rather blurry shot of what I’m giving away this week. Want to win one? Go onto my Facebook page by clicking here, then click “Like” and I’ll pick seven random winners at the end of the week OR if you already like my page, you can leave me a comment here. If you aren’t on FB at all, leave a comment here – it all counts. I’ll contact you through Facebook (or reply to your comment) and you can private message your mailing address to me.  I hope that makes sense.

You are all kinds of awesome and I thank you so much for stopping by!!

Your next stop on the Laser-Eyed Iguana leg of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes is the website of Lynda Mullaly Hunt, author of ONE FOR THE MURPHYS http://lyndamullalyhunt.wordpress.com/

xox

Gina

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The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!

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Starts Monday, January 16 at noon EST ~ Ends Monday, January 23 at noon EST

Oh, hi! I’m Gina Rosati, author of AURACLE, and I’m so excited you’ve stopped by on your way through The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes! which (as you probably know) is a fantastic internet contest hosted by The Apocalypsies, featuring over 50 debut authors and prize packs consisting of ARCs, gift certificates, swag and other cool stuff you didn’t even know you wanted until now! If you’re just starting out, click here to go to the Apocalypsies website so you can read the complete rules and start from the beginning. Been there? Done that? Then scroll on down!

Oh look! It’s my book!

August 7, 2012 ~ Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan

On the surface, there’s nothing special about Anna Rogan; she gets average grades, she’s not especially beautiful, and she spends most of her time just hanging out with her best friend, Rei. But Anna has a secret; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.
When there’s an accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna’s body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future of never aging, never being heard or touched, Anna turns to Rei for help. Together they search for a way to get Anna back into her body in time to stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of her murder, but they don’t take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.
A story about an out-of-body experience gone terribly wrong, AURACLE reaches deep within the soul of one girl to discover the strength of love and the power of a single touch.

When you get to the end of this leg of the race, there will be a quiz and you’ll be asked who Anna’s best friend is. REI!! Anna’s best friend’s name is REI!!  And it’s pronounced like a ray of sunshine, not like the loaf of bread.

Sadly, I don’t have ARCs to give away, but I did make some beaded bookmarks that are very blingy.

See? Pretty! Shiny! Sparkly!

I made seven – one for each day of The YAmazing Race with Mgnificent Prizes! Want to win one? Go onto my Facebook page by clicking here, then click “Like” and I’ll pick seven random winners at the end of the week. If you aren’t on Facebook, just leave a comment on this blog (along with how I can get in touch with you) and I’ll count those too.

You are all kinds of awesome and I thank you so much for stopping by!!

Your next stop is the website of Kami Kinard, author of THE BOY PROJECT (NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS OF KARA McALLISTER)

http://www.kamikinard.com/The_YA_Amazing_Race.html

xox

Gina

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AURACLE – Cover Love!!

There are a lot of milestones along the path to publication, but few are as emotional as seeing our book cover for the first time. Because no matter how many times we hear “don’t judge a book by its cover” we know that is exactly what some people do, and how scary is that … to know that the entire essence of our story can be reduced to a single image.

I worried for nothing.

Hugs and thanks to Roaring Brook’s amazing designer Michael Yuen for capturing the heart and soul of AURACLE!

AURACLE (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan - August 7, 2012)

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