Fall YA Scavenger Hunt #YASH

Hello and Welcome to the 9th YA Scavenger Hunt! 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!

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Hello! I am Lisa Voisin, your hostess for this leg of the hunt.

LisaThis is me
(once I’ve had my hair straightened)

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 crisp, sunny autumn days.

The Hunt:

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 PST on Sunday, October 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 SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one, two or ALL of them! I am a part of TEAM GREEN–but there is also a blue team, a red team, a gold team, an orange team, and an indie team and if you do those hunts too you’ll have a chance to win many different sets of signed books!

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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 a first chapter of my upcoming novel, The Angel Killer (Book 2 of The Watcher Saga), which releases early 2015 from Inkspell Publishing.

Before you go on though, check out the amazing author I’m hosting. But, first, a few rules.

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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:

GREEN

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 5th, 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…

 

Beck Nicholas

Beck’s Story:

I always wanted to write. I’ve worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher but I always pursued my first dream of creating stories. Now, I live with my family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and am lucky to spend my days (and nights) writing young adult fiction.

Beck’s books:

Fake out now with Harlequin Teen Australia

Lifer December 16 Month9Books

I visited her website www.becknicholas.com THIRTEEN (that’s 13) times.

For the Hunt, Beck is sharing a bonus scene from her book, FAKE.

Here’s a bit about FAKE:

Is Kath about to make the biggest mistake of her life?

Seventeen-year-old Kath McKenny has a date to the end-of-term party with her since-forever crush. He publicly messaged her to confirm, but there’s been a recent status update: he’s taking the new girl—giggly, pretty, well-developed Lana Elliot—instead. After being thoroughly humiliated in front of half the school, best friend Chay talks Kath into revenge: a scheme to create the perfect—and very fake—online guy for Lana. Once she falls for him, they’ll show her what it’s like to get brutally dumped.

Everything is going to plan until Kath starts spending more-than-just-friends time with the other new kid in town—Lana’s dreamy older brother, Sebastian. Kath finds herself getting in deep—in love and drowning in guilt, she tries to put an end to her prank, but it’s taken on an unstoppable momentum of its own, with very real consequences.

As her plotting begins to unravel, so do the people Kath thought she knew:

Her mother has a secret online life.
Her father has a whole new family.
Her best friend is barely recognizable.
Her boyfriend has a disturbing hidden past.
And her enemy is more familiar than she knew.

 

Bonus Content:

First, a note from Beck:

Thanks Lisa for having me on your blog today. I’m super excited to be a part of the hunt!

At the beginning of Fake we meet Kath daydreaming about her upcoming date with her long time crush, Joel. He’s finally noticed her! Of course nothing turns out the way she plans or hopes over the next few pages leading to her coming up with her perfect plan for online revenge – using a fake guy.

This bonus scene lets you see what happened when Joel actually asks Kath the big question.

 

Fake: Bonus Scene

Two weeks earlier.

“It’s totally a date.” My best friend’s words echo in my head, but now, sitting here, I’m not sure Joel’s suggestion to move our usual history tutoring to Sweety’s Icecreamery is a result of anything but hunger.

He chose one of the secluded pink and grey booths at the back for us, which has to be a good sign, and he insisted on paying for our milkshakes and his burger. But he’s been completely focused on the points for his WW1 essay for the last twenty minutes. Well, apart from checking his status updates with the phone momentarily silent on the table next to him.

I’m pretty sure he hasn’t noticed the cute black top I bought from this awesome second-hand place up the coast especially for the occasion. The one my enthusiastic best friend, Chay, promised made me look totally incredible. Although she was checking her eye makeup using her phone at the time.

His blonde head is bent over his notebook, his brows adorably knotted in concentration as he studies the question and he smells amazing. I breathe in the scent of clean, fresh boy. He must have showered right before coming over. Which could be another good sign. Or it could be because he came straight from soccer practice.

The bell dings over the door. Joel doesn’t look up but I can’t help turning. I might have had a crush on him since forever but it doesn’t make watching him make notes on the points we went through all that thrilling.

The two new kids in town stroll in like they own the place. Lana, a year below me, has already attracted a clique of disciples who squeal as she approaches their table. Followed by her older brother Sebastian.

Sebastian of the green eyes and bright blue sneakers who leaves as fast as he came. And who I so don’t mean to stare after because I’m not one of those girls to be sucked in by an air of aloofness.

Caught.

Lana lifts her perfect eyebrows and then narrows her eyes at me.

I don’t know what I did to piss her off but I’m not exactly the confrontation type. I focus back on Joel. Friendly, cute Joel with no annoying sense of mystery and who’s liked by all. More than liked by me, despite him being oblivious of my interest so far. Time to act. I reach out and touch his arm making the actual contact as though I’ve been trying to get his attention over the murmuring around us. “You could probably expand on that last one.”

“Yeah.”

He doesn’t even notice I’m touching him. So much for my best friend’s fail-safe boy tips.

I squeeze my eyes shut. I’ve endured weeks and weeks of this sweet, sweet torture. Helping him. Hoping he’ll finally look up one day and see Kath the girl, rather than his tutor.

“Kath?”

My eyes fly open. Now, he’s looking at me. Of course. Heat climbs into my cheeks, because the way he’s looking at me is… different. His usual happy grin is missing. He’s all serious. I have never seen him anything but joking around.

This could be good or really, really bad.

“Yes?” I say. It comes out all high pitched.

He plays with his straw. “I just wanted to tell you, it’s been great to have your help. I think I’m totally going to pass this year, and I couldn’t have caught up without you.”

Gratitude… it’s not the realisation of true love I was hoping for. I force a smile. “I’m happy to help.”

His straw drips strawberry shake all over the table.

I sip at my strawberry milkshake. Not my favourite but he recommended it. The slurp of it drowns out whatever it is he’s saying.

“…dance? Unless you don’t like dress ups?” he asks to finish.

I gasp and the shake goes down the wrong way. I cough, blinking tears from my eyes. Did he just ask me to the dance? And I’m grinning and coughing and trying to unscramble the muffled sounds I heard from him as I gurgled milkshake.

His hand pats my back. Warm, comforting. “Are you okay?”

I breathe in the sweetest air ever and hope for the best. “Yes and yes I like dress-up parties.” I study his face. No, he’s not looking at me like I’m crazy. He did just ask me to the dance.

He asked me to the dance.

Although it was after the thanking me thing. Is there such thing as a gratitude date? I need to text Chay to discuss.

 

Here we leave Kath and she’s thinking her dreams have come true.

Please see Beck’s Scavenger hunt page for a bonus contest of an extra signed copy of Fake (international) and some swag. Thanks for participating in the hunt and good luck!


Thank you so much for visiting my website! While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.

For a bonus entry, leave a comment on this blog and answer the following: If you could travel back in tme, where would you go?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Have fun!

For this Bonus Contest, I will be giving away a copy of the first book in my series, THE WATCHER SAGA!!! (Canada/US for print. eBook, INT)

Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win.

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Proceed to the next author in the hunt… drumroll please! JEN NADOL

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76 thoughts on “Fall YA Scavenger Hunt #YASH

  1. Erin Rubich says:

    Hopefully this is where i am suppose to leave my comment…..i would travel back in time to meet my grandmother, before she past away from cancer. She past away when I was one. I would love to me the woman that everyone seems to look up to.

  2. Frida says:

    That’s such a hard question! I have so many time periods I’d like to visit. But if I have to choose it’ll be Victorian times or the 1920’s.

  3. Jess says:

    Thank you so much for the great post and the giveaway!

    I would either go back to the Oregon Trail or the 1973 running of the Belmont and Secretariat’s Triple Crown win!! 😀

  4. Natasha W. says:

    I don’t think I would travel back in time just because I cant even travel now without motion sickness. so I will just stay where I’m at for now. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  5. Dreams says:

    I think that would depend on if I could get back or not. But I wouldn’t mind visiting Scotland in the 1800s. Course, I wouldn’t mind visiting Scotland in just about any time period.

  6. Sharon says:

    If I could travel back in time, I would go to the 60’s. It was a volatile time in our history but so many positive changes came out of it.

  7. Eleanor Weber says:

    I would go back to the 50s. The fashion and the way that the world was so rapidly changing would be so cool to watch!

  8. katherineslcc says:

    I am not a huge fan of poor hygiene and being dirty, but I have always had a soft spot for the rugged Scottish highlands from the romance novels my grandma read all the time with the Lairds and kilts, so I would probably head back to 1600s Scottland

  9. Litza says:

    You know, I think I would go back to before my dad passed away so I could actually get to know him. I have been told I am a lot like him – that I also look like a female version of him – and I’d like to find out if it’s true. Thanks so much for the giveaway

  10. Baggins says:

    I’d like to go back to Regency London, wear the dresses, go to the balls, be courted by a Lord or Duke. 😉

    bookishbaggins(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Nicole says:

    This may seem really sad and depressing, but I would want to travel back to the night that the Romanov family ended. I wouldn’t want to stop it because that would be tampering with history, but I would want to be there for them in their last moments.

  12. Jenn says:

    If you could travel back in time, where would you go?

    Okay there’s a lot of historical time periods I’ve love to see Victorian England, the Scottish Highlands in the 16 or 1700s. The 1920s and the Old West.

    But, if I had the power to travel back in time and change things I’d got back to like 1985 and just follow myself through time and fix me. I’d have been starting Kindergarten that year because yes I am oldish, and when I was in school at least where I went tests meant everything. Being an awesome test taker my grades never reflected just how lazy of a student I was so I wish I could go back and teach myself self discipline because I’d be a heck of a lot older before I realized how important that was in life. My parents were older and I was a pretty awkward child so I never got into sports or working out and I think those habits are harder to pick up when you’re an adult than they are when you’re a kid so I’d get myself to do that so I’d be healthier now. In fact while I’ve got quite the list of things I’d like to change about myself my goal would be to put myself and therefore my family in a better position than we’re in now, to make them healthier and better off financially because I truly believe that the decisions you make as children and teens can set the tone for a lot of your adult life. I’d love to go back and make better choices.

  13. Rachel says:

    I would without a doubt go back to Regency London!!!! Seriously, I’ve always wanted to experience those times even for just one day! Hit me up with a time machine, por favor!

  14. Kaci says:

    If I could travel back in time I would want to go back to the late 1700s and meet Jane Austen. (Though I don’t think I would want to stay long. I like that we have running toliets.)

  15. Talysa Sainz says:

    If I could travel back in time, I would want to see the invention of the printing press. That has to be one of the most influential moments in all of our world’s history!

  16. Kelly says:

    If I could travel back in time, I would go back to a time in my own life that I want to change. But if it had to be a time period I would choose to go back not very far, to the 1800’s 🙂 I’m all for historical romances and it’d be awesome to go back and experience the lives of those I’ve read about in those historical romances.

  17. Ashly Gallivan says:

    I’m not really sure when….because unfortunately real history isn’t like the historical books I read…Though it would be interesting to go back in time and see either King Arthur’s time or the construction of Stonehenge

  18. MissBloodsucker™ says:

    I’m not sure I’d want to, considering female equality certainly doesn’t get better as you travel backwards in time, but if I had to pick, probably Victorian times. Seems quite safe, and I’d love to live in London 😉

  19. Jaime Lynn says:

    I would either go back to the Roaring 20’s, which is one of my favorite time periods. Or, I would go back to the bone corset days, just to see what it was really like!

  20. VanillaOrchids says:

    I’d travel back to around 1800’s England.
    Or perhaps just go back to when I was a kid and have a nice long talk with myself. LOL

  21. Sherry Knack says:

    If I could travel back in time…hmm…I certainly like to travel back in time via books. I am a fan of my modern conveniences. Maybe Scotland (ala Outlander) or Ireland (magical times) or Frontier Days (ala Into the Wilderness)?

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