Hello, for those who don’t know me, my name is Lisa Voisin, and I write young adult fantasy and paranormal fiction. I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of Hallowe’en, so I love participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (Int).
The Hop runs from October 15th @ Midnight EST until Midnight November First.
I’m giving away an ebook copy of THE WATCHER (Book 1 in The Watcher Saga), plus an $8.00 Amazon Gift Card.
Trailer for The Watcher (#1 in The Watcher Saga)
The third (and final) book in the series releases this spring. This spooky paranormal series is set in the Autumn months, makes a great All Hallow’s Read (even if I am a bit biased).
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About the Book
Acclaimed author Kristy Centeno, and Bestselling author of The Star Child series, Stephanie Keyes, bring you two stories that prove love and light can overcome the pain and shadows.
With secrets hidden in the night, and dangerous creatures prowling the woods, trusting the enemy can mean either life or death.
Two dark worlds…One night that will change their lives forever…Where evil lurks, only goodness can prevail.
Featuring Shadows by Kristy Centeno and The Boy In The Trees by Stephanie Keyes.
And here’s the cover!
Excerpt From Shadows
By Kristy Centeno
“But don’t you see? They can make you forget me.” Tears slide down my cheeks. “And they will.” I love him. It dawns on me fast and hard. I love Mason. Loved the warrior before me. This man of power was my one true love. The only man I ever coveted. However, in allowing myself to love him, I committed the ultimate sin by falling for the human I was sent to earth to guard and protect. “They know about us. It won’t be long before we are punished, but I’m not afraid for myself. I worry about you. I can live a life of solitude and servitude if I have to, but I can’t go on if something happens to you.”
Excerpt From The Boy In The Trees
By Stephanie Keyes
“I’m going home.”
“You can’t.” Owen shakes his head. “He’s not going to stop, Jemma. He’ll follow you. He’ll kill anyone who gets in his way. He’ll make you think of nothing but him. Just like Molly.”
My face heats. “How do you know about her?”
“I told you, Jemma. I know things.”
“No. You’re a stranger. You’re probably way more of a threat than he is.”
Owen shakes his head and stalks toward me. Impatient, gray storm clouds build in his eyes, reeling me in. Once again, I find myself unable to turn away. Then he’s close, so close. This guy has no concept of personal space.
“Look. I don’t want to do this, Jemma, but you’re leaving me no alternative.”
Owen leans in, brings his lips to within an inch of mine. Is he going to kiss me? Better yet, do I want him to? Instinctively, I part my lips, his intense eyes holding mine hostage.
About the Authors
Kristy Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper Witches series.
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.
Stephanie Keyes hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which includes The Star Catcher, the first place winner in the 2014 Dante Rossetti Young Adult novel competition (Mythological Category). Steph is Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she’s best friend to her incredible rock star of a husband. She also an active member of SCBWI.
Hello and Welcome to the 11th YA Scavenger Hunt from Thursday, October 1st at 12 pm Pacific Time until Sunday, October 4th at noon Pacific time.
The hunt is over now, but the bonus prize will be available until Sunday October 4th at 9PM.
Hello! I am Lisa Voisin, your hostess for this leg of the hunt.
I’m a city girl who loves nature and lives beside a temperate rainforest at the base of a mountain.
I love coffee, but I have over two dozen different kinds of tea in my cupboard. (It’s a compulsion)
Neil Gaiman is one of my idols.
I love the colours of autumn leaves. (And I am Canadian, so I spell colour with a u!)
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!
On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon Pacific time on Sunday, April 5th!
You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one, two or ALL of them! (Fill your bookshelf. You know you want to!)
I am a part of TEAM PURPLE but there is also a blue team, a red team, a green team, a pink team, a gold team, an orange team, and a teal team. If you do those hunts too, you’ll have a chance to win many different sets of signed books!
If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, see the full list of prizes up for grabs, or if you get lost along the way, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage. Full instructions can be found on the How to Hunt page.
Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching. Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve hidden an exclusive, never-before-seen scene from Mia and Michael’s past — from the yet to be published sequel to The Angel Killer. ( No spoilers, I promise!)
Before you leave though, check out the amazing author I’m hosting. But, first, a few rules.
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the green team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!). Hint: the secret number is highlighted in:
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 October 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I am super excited to be hosting…
Dax Varley writes the kinds of young adult novels she wishes were around when she was a teen. She’s a lover of humor, horror and all things paranormal.
When Dax isn’t writing, she’s collecting odd photos online, reading recaps of her favorite shows or kicked back with a good book. She lives in Richmond, Texas with her husband, a shelf full of action figures and about a dozen imaginary friends.
Visit Dax’s web site here: http://www.daxvarley.com/
Here’s a bit about BLEED:
LIFE IS A NIGHTMARE FOR Miranda Murphy. Without knowing when or why, blood oozes from her palms—an anomaly that makes her feel like a freak. But her abnormality is now the least of her worries. She’s just enrolled at “Suicide High.” Three deaths in three months—one occurring just days before her arrival.
When she bumps into a cute boy named Jake, things don’t appear so glum. Especially since Jake’s a psychic who can predict the immediate future. But his gift of sight can’t prepare her for the horrors that await.
Through Jake, Miranda meets three other extraordinary students:
Topher – who can heal by touch.
Sam – who eats the sins of the dead.
And Xyan – who speaks and understands all languages.
It’s then that Miranda learns the secret behind why she bleeds.
When it becomes evident that supernatural forces are at play, the five determined friends team up. Now it’s up to them to destroy the evil that’s infecting their school.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? You can buy it at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1FBsOaa
Dax Varley shared the first three chapters of Sinful, the sequel to BLEED. (Now unlinked because the hunt is over).
And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by Dax, and me, Lisa Voisin, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13 (that’s THIRTEEN). Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on TeamPurple and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize! The Hunt is now over.
Thank you so much for visiting my website! While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the bonus draw I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.
For the BONUS draw, do the following (see the Rafflecopter link below):
1. Tweet about this page and help spread the word about the YA Scavenger Hunt!
2. Leave a comment on this blog and answer the following: What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
For this Bonus Contest, I will be giving away ecopies of my books: THE WATCHER and THE ANGEL KILLER.
Once you’ve commented, proceed to the next author in the hunt… drumroll please! JOY PREBLE…
The Acorn Tattoo
A Novella by Alyse Miller
Sometimes Neverland isn’t the place you go to stay young; it’s the place you leave to grow up.
Claire Baker is an orphan who has always been afraid to open her heart – that is, until she meets Jake Holland, the Boy with the Acorn Tattoo, who sweeps her off her feet with his ocean-timbered voice and sheepish Lost Boy grin. Consumed by their budding romance everything seems to be perfect for Claire, completely perfect —
– Except for Davie, Claire’s childhood friend who’s always held a corner of her heart – the dark, somber-eyed boy who has grown into a handsome, enigmatic man – and who has hooked himself so deeply inside of her she cannot escape him. When Davie professes his love in an unexpected burst of loosened passion, Claire finds herself torn between the two men: the one that’s stolen her heart and the one who’s held it all along.
Now, Claire must navigate through the purities and passions of love and accept the consequences of finally letting her heart take the lead.
Lost in Neverland, how does a girl choose between the Pan and the pirate?
A stir of movement in her peripheral vision made Claire look to the door of the bathroom. Standing in the doorway, looking frayed and feverish, was Davie, dark curls in unruly tangles, his scarf and tie missing. He stared at her like a silent, crazed beast.
For the space of a few heartbeats, they stared at each other, an ocean of unsaid words filling the void between them. Claire stayed as still as she could, hoping that Davie couldn’t see her soul beating wildly against the bared flesh of her chest. A dozen jumbled thoughts raced across her mind. Part of her wanted to cover herself, to cower beneath the filmy water, but another part of her was relieved to be exposed before him—and still another part was curious at how he would react. Looking at Davie, motionless and silent, she wondered if he felt the same surge of strange, compelling emotions. After everything he’d said, everything that had happened, Claire waited on him, letting him choose how this moment would unfold.
When the silence grew dense and threatened to break Davie charged purposely through the open doorway of the bathroom, propelled by some invisible force. He thrust his arms straight into the bath water, lifting Claire out of the tub like a sunken treasure. A waterfall rushed out beneath her and she flung her arms around his neck as her wet, naked body pressed against the cool fabric of his snow-dampened suit. She made small, half-protesting sounds of surprise as he thrust the other arm under her hair at the base of her neck, twisting his fingers in her curls as he stared into her eyes, the desperate man on the sidewalk driven now by desire with nothing left to lose.
Buy It Here:
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theacorntattoo-1884329-149.html
About the Author:
Alyse Miller is a young women’s fiction writer with a penchant for romantic and speculative twists. She lives in New York and can often be found writing in dimly lit coffee shops while drinking chai tea.
Dark Side of the Moon
A Secrets of the Moon Novel
by Kristy Centeno
During her darkest hour, will she find the courage to seek the light?
Marjorie has eluded both capture and death yet again, but her days are numbered. The old threat has resurfaced to endanger everyone she cares for and only a forged alliance with a member of royal blood will guarantee their safety and hers.
However, in the midst of accepting who she is, Marjorie has to come to terms with the fact that those she considered friends may be anything but, and the mother she thought dead may have been missing against her will.
A relationship in turmoil, a storm brewing in the distance, a shattered tranquility…will she find the courage to save her loved ones even if that means losing her humanity?
ISBN: ebook: 978-1-939590-51-0
The portraits of the Rousseau family members aligning the walls of the grand hallway definitely served as testament to Kyran’s statement. Many looked so much alike they could pass for Kyran’s and Alexi’s twins—one particular woman being identical to them. It was scary how much they resembled their long since deceased family members.
I opened my eyes, turning my head slightly to the left to look up at him. “He suffered before he died.” Dorian was whipped until his back was red, oozing blood, and raw. The pain he was forced to undergo was still very fresh and vivid in my head.
“So goes the legend,” Kyran acknowledged. “He paid a hefty price in order to ensure his bloodline. I’d say it was well worth it.” He touched my cheek with the back of his free hand. His gaze locked on my face. “You wouldn’t be here otherwise.”
Was it worth it? What would Dorian say had he survived his ordeal? Would he have agreed with Kyran’s statement?
“I guess I will never know,” I murmured. In my dream, he had appeared resigned to his fate, but one cannot know for sure. He could’ve changed his mind. Or his outlook in life could have been different had he been alive today.
The past week had changed my perspective of life even more than the accident that almost cost me my life over a year ago. I guess one can say the whole incident with Santos had matured me all the way. I definitely didn’t feel like the same nineteen-year-old girl anymore.
“Marjorie.” Kyran’s features hardened a bit. “The man we spoke of earlier is here to see you.”
About the Author
Kristy Centeno is an author of paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, horror, and contemporary romance.
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.
She is currently working on finishing off the Secrets of the Moon saga among other projects, which include sequels to her published work. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/kristycenteno
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/kristycenteno/