Hey Scavengers, welcome to my stop in the 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 a lot of books. At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter to win the big prize–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 Sunday!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt including a list of all the authors participating and the prizes up for grabs. There are SEVEN contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all. I am a part of the BLUE TEAM but there is also a red team, an orange team, a green team, a gold team, a pink team, and a purple team. So you can play for a chance to win different sets of signed books!
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 Oct 7, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
Today, I am hosting Brenda Drake on my website.
Brenda Drake is the New York Times bestselling author of the Library Jumpers series, the Fated series, and THUNDERSTRUCK. She grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. She’s the founder of Pitch Wars and #PitMad. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment). Look for her upcoming novel, ANALIESE RISING, releasing January 8, 2019.
Book description of Seeking Fate:
Fate changer Daisy Layne is nervous about searching Europe for a firstborn son doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday. But she’s the only one who can save him. No pressure or anything. She needs the help of guide Andrei Vasile, who she’s been talking to online for two years. Still, meeting him in person…that’s a whole different story.
Andrei is determined to keep Daisy safe, even if touching her could kill him. At least, that’s what his family has told him about fate changers like Daisy. She’s strong and beautiful, and it’s his job to keep her alive. Unfortunately, what she doesn’t know could kill her.
Save a life. End a curse. And never, ever get too close…
Music is a great way to get into the feeling of a scene. A book’s playlist can add another layer to the story. The perfect song can help deepen your writing and aide in helping us feel the characters’ emotions. I’m thrilled to share with you today my playlist for SEEKING FATE, book three in the Fated series.
There’s Nothing Holdin’Me Back by Shawn Mendes is the perfect song to start out with. It’s the song that inspired the young couple traveling together in the book. Plus Shawn Mendes looks a lot like Andrei Vasile in Seeking Fate.
Capital Lettersby Hailee Steinfeld is a fun song that reminds me of budding love and how it feels Daisy feel.
Stranger Thingsby Kygo ft OneRepublic this song plays to the strange things happening with Daisy’s fate changing. The lyrics “But I’m just looking out for you tonight” fits with Andrei and how he’s determined to keep Daisy safe even if she’s dangerous.
Crave Youby Robinson the mood of this song fits a particularscene when Daisy and Andrei are apart.
You Are the Reasonby Calum Scott, Leona Lewis fits when they’ve realized their feelings, andthey’re now separated by the Atlantic Ocean, andDaisy needs to get to him before somethings happens.
I Get to Love Youby Ruelle is excellentfor the ending, can’t say why, but Daisy and Andrei do attend a wedding, sothe song just fits their mood.
I hope you enjoyed the playlist for SEEKING FATE. If you’d like to listen to the playlist for TOUCHING FATE, click on this link HERE.
What other book’s playlist did you enjoy?
Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Brenda, and many others. To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 79. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
And while you’re here, enter my current giveaway for one of 8 signed copies of my young adult science fiction novel Exo. The sequel, Cross Fire, recently came out, so now is a good time to snag the first book! Or check out my other YA novel, Zeroboxer, or my fantasy series for adults, starting with Jade City.
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on the YA Scavenger hunt, check out the next author: Dorothy Dreyer.