Thursday, October 1, 2015

Get Your #YASH ON! The Fall 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt is Here!

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! 





Hi y'all! I'm Lynne Matson, your hostess for this leg of the Hunt. Welcome to the home of the #NILtribe! *passes coconut cup* 

I'm super stoked to be a part of this hunt! This cool annual event was organized by the awesome Colleen Houck to give readers exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some amazing prizes! In this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt--a secret number. Add up the numbers and enter to win the sweet prize--a signed book from each author on my team! Woot! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours only! 72 hours of awesome! Hunt ends October 4th at noon PST! 

You can start right here or go to the YA Scavenger Hunt home page.


You're currently hunting on TEAM GREEN!!!



Looking for my sekrit NIL UNLOCKED bonus content? YAY! Keep looking . . . somewhere on this awesome blog hop, I've hidden some seriously cool bonus content to get you stoked for NIL UNLOCKED...and super stoked for NIL ON FIRE (coming May 2016). I've hidden an interview with Rives!

But first--a few rules.



Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number in GREEN. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the GREEN team and add them up (feel free to 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 4 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information won't be considered.:(



OFFICIAL SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Phew! Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, on to the post! I'm super stoked about the author I'm hosting today. She's the lovely & talented . . .


KAY HONEYMAN!




Kay Honeyman lives, writes, and teaches in Dallas, TX. Her first novel, THE FIRE HORSE GIRL, came out in January 2013. It was published by Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic. It earned a spot on the Texas TAYSHAS honor list, a nomination for the Middle School and High School Sequoyah Award, and a starred review in Booklist. Her next book INTERFERENCE comes out in Fall 2016. It is about politics, small towns, and West Texas football.

(Lynne here--yes to diverse books! And yes to anything involving FOOTBALL. WIN. Hunt on.:D)


Kay's a YASH veteran... and today's she promoting THE FIRE HORSE GIRL!

THIS COVER. ZOMG:





Jade Moon is a Fire Horse — the worst sign in the Chinese zodiac for girls, said to make them stubborn, reckless, and far too headstrong. While her family despairs of marrying her off, she dreams of traveling far beyond her tiny village, living out a story as big as her imagination.Then a young man named Sterling Promise offers Jade Moon and her father an incredible opportunity: the chance to go to America. As they travel, Sterling Promise’s smooth manners and Jade Moon’s impulsive nature strike sparks again and again. But America in 1923 doesn’t welcome Chinese immigrants, and when they are detained at Angel Island — the so-called “Ellis Island of the West” — Jade Moon uncovers a betrayal that destroys all her dreams. To get into America, much less survive there, she will have to use every bit of her stubbornness and strength to break a new path . . . one so brave and dangerous that only a Fire Horse girl could imagine it.


Sounds amazing, right? AND JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU READ THE BONUS MATERIAL! Read on . . .


**FOR #YASH EYES NOLY** 
I have been obsessed lately with http://postsecret.com/. People send their secrets on 4x6 postcards. Some are posted on the site. All are save and archived. It’s made me think about how our secrets motivate and shape us in surprising ways.

I started to think about my characters’ secrets - ones that they still keep even through the end of the story. So I created postcards for my characters that share one of their secrets. I hope you enjoy!

If you want to learn more about Postsecrets, here is an interview with founder Frank Warren-  http://www.kera.org/2015/09/08/anonymous-secrets/






Neil – THE FIRE HORSE GIRL



Sterling Promise – THE FIRE HORSE GIRL





Jade Moon – THE FIRE HORSE GIRL




Kate – INTERFERENCE (available Fall 2016)





 ** end of YASH bonus material**

need INTERFERENCE now!:)
Find out more about Kay on her website: http://kayhoneyman.com/
Connect with Kay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kayhoneyman


Okay! It's time to...



CONTINUE THE HUNT

Don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win heaps of signed books from all the #YASH authors, including a hardback of NIL UNLOCKED!!! To enter, you need to know that 10 may be the best number EVER. I'm not kidding. My birthday is on November 10 and I can eat 10 Thin Mints in less time than it takes to enter the giveaway below (this last one may or may may not be true.;D) Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the green team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

To keep going on your quest for world domination the hunt, you need to check out the next #TeamGreen author, Lisa Schroeder!


BUT BEFORE YOU GO...



To say thanks for stopping by my blog, as a bonus #YASH giveaway, I'm giving away a signed copy of NIL plus a #NILtribe t-shirt + swag pack! Enter below, and happy hunting! Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway
Leave a comment if you like, and I'll reply back!:)

Happy Hunting!


xo

Lynne


96 comments:

  1. thank you a lot for the hunt ( but why telling us the number is in orange... i see it in green)
    also i don't see the link for your individual giveaway, is it open to international to?

    thanks

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    1. Giveaway is open internally!:) And number is in green!:) Good luck and happy hunting!!!

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  2. I still haven't read NIL but I have it in my Kindle library and Paula (Stokes) is poking me to read it because she says it's awesome!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway, Lynne!

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    1. You're welcome!! And yes...if Paula says to read NIL, YOU TOTALLY SHOULD.:) hehe <3 her! :) thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Thanks for the extra giveaway :D
    Nil has been on my wishlist for a while but I'm on a book buying ban so I haven't been able to read it yet x'D

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    1. Yay! And I get the book buying ban!:) But I can't wait for you to read it..I think you'll love it!:) *so biased* hehe Happy #YASH!

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  4. Thanks for the bonus contest! I really want to read NIL so fingers crossed!

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    1. You are SO welcome!!! Good luck! I hope you can read NIL soon too! It's pretty sweet. ;) lol Srsly, happy hunting! And thx for the comment!:)

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  5. Thanks for the bonus contest! I have been meaning to read NIL for a while but I don't think my library has a copy so I'm really excited for this giveaway!

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    1. So welcome!:) Thanks for the NIL love Rebecca, and I totally agree that you should read it!:) hehe Happy hunting! And good luck!:) xo

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    1. *whispers* Read it Kayla...;) Happy hunting and good luck with all the giveaways! Thanks for the comment! xo

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  7. I haven't read it, but I'm dying to! I read the Bonus Scene that you posted yesterday and now can't wait to read NIL! :)
    Thanks a lot for the bonus contests *fingers crossed*

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    1. Yay! Thanks Aracellis, and you're welcome!:)

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  8. I haven't read NIL yet since this blog post first introduced me to it ... yet I plan to read it in the next 365 days, otherwise who knows what might happen to me? ;-)

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    1. EXACTLY! Brigitte, YOU WOULD DO WELL ON NIL.;) Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!:)

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  9. I haven't read NIL yet, but I would love it! Thanks :)

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    1. Yes, you totally would, Charlotte!;) *whispers....read it...* hehe Thanks for stopping by & good luck!

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  10. I also haven't read Nil yet but I really want to. I am in love with the cover :)

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    1. Me too! And just wait....the cover of NIL ON FIRE (the third in the trilogy is out tomorrow and OMG--that cover!!!!:) Thanks Justine!!! xo

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  11. Haven't read it but it has been on my tbr!

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    1. yay!!! *whispers read it....* lol Srsly, thank for stopping by! I hope you love NIL!

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  12. Thanks for the Bonus! I've seen the beautiful covers of Nil all around the bookish internet world and now I really want to read them! And FireHorse Girls sounds soooo good!

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    1. Aw, thanks for the cover loe! I love them too! Happy #yash hunting! Tweet me when you read NIL!:)

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  13. I'd love to read! Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Yay! Thanks Ashley!!!!! And good luck!:)

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  14. I loved your secret bonus content. I am definitely adding the NIL series to my TBR. Good luck on the scavenger hunt, everyone! :D

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    1. Woohoo! thanks Alora!!!! Good luck to you too, and happy reading!:) xo #noregrets

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  15. I haven't read NIL, but I want to :). Thanks so much for participating in the YASH and for writing!

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    1. Thank YOU Lynne, for stopping by & being an awesome reader! I hope you enjoy NIL!!!

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  16. I have had the first two books in the Nil series on my want to read for a while now and I am hoping to get to all three of them soon!

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    1. YAY!!!! There's going to be a HUGE preorder contest for NIL ON FIRE, and everyone who preorder gets a cool swag pack (bookmarks, buttons, #NILtribe t-shirt, etc). One winner will receive an even bigger prize pack too + books! Keep your eye open for that!:) Good luck!

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  17. I haven't read Nil yet but it's on my wishlist :)
    Thanks for participating in YASH and for the giveaway!

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    1. Yay!!! thanks for stopping by & for th comment! Good luck!:)

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  18. Haven't read it yet but love the look of it!!!

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    1. WOOHOO! So glad! Thanks for the comment and I hope you enjoy NIL! (I might be a tad biased but I totally think you'll like it.;D)

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  19. I haven't read it yet, but I'm dying to!!

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    1. YAY!!! Do it, Ashley!;) lol Thanks for stopping by! Happy hunting and happy reading!:)

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  20. I haven't read it yet, but I'm dying to!!

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  21. I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but I will be soon! :)

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    1. Yay!! I can't wait to hear what you think!!!! xo Happy hunting!

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  22. I want to read NIL so badly, but I can't seem to see it on bookstores here. Thank you for the bonus giveaway!

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    1. Oh no!!! Maybe you can order one online??? Good luck, and happy hunting! I hope you will get to read NIL soon! Thad is super swoon..and the island is creeptastic.:)

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    2. Um, that was super swoony!!!! My auto correct doesn't like me making up new words lol

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  23. I have been wanting to read Nil for a long time, just haven't had a chance to pick up a copy yet.

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    1. Yay Lisa!! the #NILtribe is ready to have you whenever you do!!!!Happy hunting!

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  24. Haven't read Nil yet, but I will! Maybe when the 3rd book is almost out so I won't have to wait that long :)

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    1. ha! I love a good series binge read myself.:) There will be a HUGE preorder contest Jen, for NIL ON FIRE (out 5.31.2016) ...with some amazing gift for the winners and amazing swag packs for all who enter. Keep a look out!:)

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  25. I would like to begin reading Nil soon. :)

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    1. Woohoo! *channels Ah-nold voice...do eeet...* :) Thanks for stopping by, Cindy!!!! And good luck!

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    1. Yay!!!! Good luck Jamila, and happy hunting!!!!!:)

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  27. I really want to read NIL, i just haven't yet. Maybe soon? c;

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    1. Maybe?! KELLANI!!!! TIME FLIES!!! THE CLOCK IS TICKING!!!! lol Seriously, I hope you do, and I hope you love it! Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!!!

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  28. Nil and Nil Unlocked are two of my favorite books!! I can't wait to read Nil on Fire! :)

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    1. YAY!!!!! THANK YOU CARIE!!!! There will be a huge preorder contest for NIL ON FIRE...keep a look out!:) xo AND THANK YOU FOR BEING IN THE #NILtribe!!!!

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  29. ^ Ditto I didn't even know NIL on Fire was a thing until this week, i'm pretty stoked for it!

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    1. It IS a thing, Jack!!! So excited, and thank you for being in the #NILtribe from Day One!!!!!!!:) You're awesome!!!!!

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  30. Can't wait for Nil on Fire! I love Nil Tribe! ;)

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    1. YAY KENNY!!!! An the #NIltribe is so happy to have you!:) Good luck, and watch for the epic NIL ON FIRE pre-order contest! Really cool stuff!

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  31. Thanks for the extra giveaway! Can't wait to read Nil! :)

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    1. So glad, Agustina!!!! I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by!!! Good luck! xo

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  32. I haven'y read Nil yet - but I'm planning to! Thanks for the bonus giveaway!

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    1. YAY!!!! thanks for stopping by Vicky! I hope you enjoy NIL, and happy hunting!!! :)

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  33. I haven't read Nil but I do want to! All my friends can't recommend it enough :D

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    1. You should totally listen to your friends, Melissa! lol #BookPeerPressure :) thanks for the comment and the Nil love!:) xo Good luck!

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  34. i want to read nil so bad but i cant find it at any UK book stores!! :(

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    1. Oh no! Not Waterstones? Maybe you can order it on-line!! Anyway, thanks for the Nil love! I hope you can read it soon!!!!! xoxo

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    1. Yay!!!! I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by & happy hunting!!!!xo

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  36. I want to read Nil. It has been on my wishlist for quite sometime :)

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    1. You totally should, Anubha! :) Thanks for the comment & happy hunting!:) Good luck!xo

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  37. I want to read it. Love finding new authors through this scavenger hunt.

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    1. Right??? It's the coolest part!!! thanks for the Nil love!!! And good luck!:)

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  38. I haven't read Nil yet but I really want to!

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    1. *whispers...do it...* lol Thanks for the Nil love, Alexju, and happy hunting!!!!:) Hope you read soon and love it!!

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  39. I HAVE read Nil and I was so pleasantly surprised by it. I wasn't expecting such an exciting read, and I am dying to read the sequel which I've been really slack about...

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    1. YAY!! Thanks so much, Rachel! Nil is hard to catagorize...:) Hey, they'll be a HUGE preorder contest for NIL ON FIRE! Keep your eyes out--really great prizes for all who enter!:)

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  40. Thank you for participating! I'd love to read your books!

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  41. I haven't read Nil, but I want to!

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  42. I'm quite excited to read NIL and the other books in the series! Sounds interesting!

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  43. i want to read it now! this hunt has doubled my tbr!

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  44. I read NIL and absolutely loved it!!! It was so different from anything else out there. I can't wait to continue with the series.

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  45. haven't yet but definitely interested

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  46. I'd love to read all three of the NIL books!
    Thanks for taking part in this super fun YASH giveaway.
    Hello from the Philippines! :)

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  47. Would love to read it! Is the series complete, because that'd be an extra bonus :D I'm one of those impatient readers who prods an author after no word for too long on a followup book. It gets boring, living in the real world!

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  48. I'm definitely planning to read Nil! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Baggins
    aka Kim Waters

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  49. YES! I want to read your books, but I don't think they are available here in Philippines yet. :( Hoping they will be soon :)

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  50. haven't yet but definitely interested

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  51. NIL sounds like such a cool book, can't wait to read the series!

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  52. I have been wanting to read NIL for so long and I am so excited about it!!

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  53. I loved Nil, I couldn't put it down! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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  54. I have not read it yet. Mainly because I had not heard of these books before this hunt! But they look interesting. Great covers.

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