Welcome to 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! Not only do you get access to exclusive content, but you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one 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 for 120 hours!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SEVEN contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM--but there is also a red team, a blue team, a green team, an orange team, a purple team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set of 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 page.
And don’t forget! I’m hosting my own giveaway, and it’s open internationally anywhere The Book Depository ships for free! To win a copy of Fighting Fate—Book 2 in the Joining of Souls Series—enter the Rafflecopter below.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
Directions: Somewhere below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of ALL the authors on the GOLD 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 OCTOBER 7TH, 2018, 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 L.H. Nicole on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! (Look at the gorgeous cover!)
L.H. Nicole is a seasoned Pastry Chef at the happiest place on earth and a life long fairytale (Disney and Grimm) lover. She believes in love at first sight, is addicted to 80's & 90's cartoons and anything that can capture her ADD-way-to-overactive-imagination. Joan Lowery Nixon and L.J. Smith were the first authors she became addicted to and who inspired her to steal away whenever she could to read and write.
Making a devil's bargain with a Fae queen is a dangerous thing. Thrown back to the golden days of Camelot, Aliana needs to find the object that will lead her and the Knights of the Round Table to the Grail of Power. But Aliana, the Destined One, must also figure out and complete a mysterious task before she can return to her own time. The consequences of revealing Camelot's future to King Arthur or any member of the Round Table family could be devastating, and keeping the future a secret becomes harder by the day. She is forced to keep her secrets, feeling more alone than ever, even with the support of her new friends and allies.
With the unwelcome knowledge of their looming deaths, will she be able to resist the temptation to save the people she loves? While she is trying to figure out her purpose for being sent to the past, the attentions of Sir Galahad and King Arthur continue to be a delightful yet confusing distraction. Her feelings for Arthur--even this version of him who doesn't know her—continue to grow. The sparking sensation she'd normally felt whenever she touched Sir Galahad is mysteriously missing, but she can't deny a continued connection with the protective knight.
Weapons powerful enough to destroy even Excalibur surface, along with a shadowy figure that even seems to have influence over Mordrid. The time of the eclipse grows ever closer and everything Aliana thought she knew will once again be tossed into question as she continues on her legendary quest.
Want to check out her exclusive content??? Here it is—straight from LH Nicole!
For this fall's hunt I've got a very special treat for everyone that I dug out of my LEGENDARY SAGA bible and dusted off to share. As part of a wiring exercise I wrote many scenes from different character's POV's. This included a rewrite of my prologue to LEGENDARY told from King Arthur's POV as he lay dying!! I hope you all enjoy it! For more extras GO TO THIS LINK and have fun exploring!
(Pst…spoiler alert if you haven’t read the series!)
A cool touch, like fine silk, brushed my skin and the pain rippling through my body vanished. My vision cleared, and had I not been so injured, I would have pulled away from the foreign caress. Titania, Queen of the Fae, mistress of the Isle of the Blessed, and consort to the Elf King of Avalon was not a woman a man wanted to be close to.
“Arthur Pendragon,” her deceptively honeyed voice was laced with a current of arrogance. I peered into her hard emerald eyes. “Do you want to live, Arthur Pendragon? To save the realms, to regain your life and find your happiness, will you do what is asked of you? If I save you, will you rise up and do what must be done to stop Mordrid and his evil?”
My anger burned brighter, and I could feel the weakened strength of my dragon blood rise to roar with vengeance. I wanted all those things more than my next breath. “Yes, my lady. I swear on my life I will not rest until Mordrid’s dead body lies at my feet.” That bastard wizard and Morgana have much to pay for, and I will be the one to see the debt paid.
Her fingers trailed over my throbbing cheek. Those jeweled eyes of hers pulsed with pleasure. “I have always had a fondness for you, dear king.”
More like a fondness for my kingdom. It didn’t escape my notice that she only now referred to me by my title after I agreed to her demands.
I heard her ask my loyal knights, my brothers, for their own magical vow. Honorable men that they are, they agreed.
With the pain dulled, thoughts of my fallen men assail me. I could still hear their death cries and those of my people…the people I could not protect as I had sworn to do. All my life I had dedicated my every thought, my every deed to Camelot and her people. How could I have failed them so miserably?
“Prepare yourselves.” The queen’s voice echoed all around us.
My muscles twisted and burned as if being stretched beyond their limit, then I relaxed as if all the pain and tension had been soothed away by a touch I knew down to my soul. How could the magic of a Queen I had only met once feel so familiar? Even if it was such a fleeting recognition.
“Do you have the Grail of Power?”
I watched Merlin hand her the gold goblet, encrusted with jewels infused with so much power even those without magic could feel how dangerous it was. I wanted to tell them not to give it to her. I have never trusted the Fae. Her veiled attempt to worm her way into my kingdom failed when Delphina confessed the real reason she was made Fae ambassador to my court. I never blamed Delphina. I knew what her truth would have cost her had I not given her my protection. I still wondered if her failed mission was part of what came between our love.
Gold glinted under the rays of light streaming in from a shaft in the cavern where Titania had brought us. I watched as blood dripped from the magic object forming the largest ruby I had ever seen.
Beyond the Queen, I saw my men: Lancelot, Galahad, and Merlin. I could see the guilt and sorrow killing them as surely as their wounds. But the guilt was mine. How did I fail to predict Mordrid’s actions? I lost everything because of him and my treacherous cousin, Morgana. My brothers were too loyal to leave me, and now they would suffer even more because of my failure.
Titania’s swaying copper curls and the blood ruby hovering above me forced my attention to her and her sparkling magic.
“Arthur Pendragon, you are the once and future king, I command you to sleep until the one who is destined to awaken you seeks you out and calls for your aid.”
The burgundy-colored magic consumed me, pulling my consciousness from my dying body. The Fae’s emerald eyes demanded my acceptance.
Then they changed.
Those cold stones softened. The Queen’s face changed, the smug pleasure morphing into a youthful and enthralling girl with a laughing smile brighter than any sun. The goodness in her went all the way to her soul, cocooned around us both. She leaned down over me and whispered my name as my hearing started to fade and her ghostly fingers brushed my hair across my forehead.
I did not know who this girl was, but my heart jumped, and my blood quickened as my dragon half let out an almost purr of longing. Her soft laughter and the sweet way she said my name were all I could hear as her soft pink lips brushed mine.
I felt myself surrendering to the Fae’s magic, pulling me further away yet closer to this ghost girl with the purest, strongest heart I had ever known. Yet, I did not know her. I could not recall a name, but I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt she was dear to my heart.
She was my Destiny.
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For a chance to win Fighting Fate in paperback, just enter my Rafflecopter below! Good Luck!
Empath Liam Whelan is determined to protect Laxshmi "Lucky" Kapadia, the girl he loves, at all costs -- even if it means breaking her heart to keep her alive. Stopping the joining cold means Liam's life is in danger from the Soul Seekers and the ruthless Minister Gagliardi who now has designs on Lucky. Liam has no choice but to find the strength to fight his desires, fight the joining, and fight fate.
After the unthinkable happened, Lucky's "hallucinations" have been working double-time. Heartbroken and plagued by doubts, she meets a man who gives her a mind-blowing explanation for her predicament. Her apparent savior provides her with an escape from her hell: run away with him or return to her drab existence and watch Liam move on with her heart in his hands. All Lucky ever craved was to be in control of her own fate, but when her only choices fight against her heart, can she find the strength to battle for what she wants?
ENTER THE scavenger hunt CONTEST!
And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, L.H. Nicole, and 18 others! To enter, you need to know that MY FAVORITE NUMBER IS ——> THREE. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the GOLD team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
CONTINUE THE HUNT!
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author —> MARGO KELLY!
Go TEAM GOLD!!
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Ends October 7, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. You must be at least 18 years old to enter or have your parents permission. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and notified by email within 48 after the end of the giveaway. You will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. All decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary based on the number of eligible entries received. If a mailed prize is returned for whatever reason, another winner will be chosen. Shaila Patel and the coordinators of YA Scavenger Hunt are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or misdirected prizes. You can use the Contact page of this website if you have any questions. This giveaway is not affiliated with any social media companies associated with Shaila Patel, Author, YASH, its coordinators, or any other entity unless specified. The above Rafflecopter prize is sponsored by Shaila Patel, Author and not affiliated with YASH.