Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt is Here!!!!





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


I'm the author of the NIL series, a trilogy about a mysterious island where teens have exactly one year to escape--or they die. Think Survivor meets LOST with a dash of the Twilight Zone and lots of near miss kisses (and tons of feels).:) My current obsession is ARROW. Thin Mints are my kryptonite.:)


About the Hunt

This bi-annual event was organized by the awesome Colleen Houck to give readers exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win amazing prizes! In this Hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue--a secret number. Add up the numbers and enter to win the grand prize--a signed book from each author on my team! Woot!

There are eight contests going on simultaneously. You can enter one or all! I'm part of the TEAL TEAM:


Go Team Teal!:)

There is also a RED, BLUE, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE, PURPLE, SILVER, & PINK 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 check out the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt home page.

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

But play fast: this contest (and the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours only! The Hunt ends Sunday, April 3rd at noon PST!



You're currently hunting on TEAM TEAL!!!


Looking for my sekrit NIL ON FIRE bonus content? THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY.:)

But it's not here. *cries*

You have to keep looking, and trust me, you totally want to. :) Somewhere on this awesome blog hop, I've hidden the first chapter of NIL ON FIRE, the last in the Nil trilogy. It releases May 31, 2016.

But before I reveal the author I'm hosting, let's recap the Hunt rules
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YA SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number in TEAL. (I know, that color isn't easy on the eyes. Blame Blogger.;D) Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the TEAL team and add them up (feel free to use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, 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 April 3, 2016 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information won't be considered.:(



OFFICIAL SCAVENGER HUNT POST

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 . . .

Melanie McFarlane


Melanie is the author of THERE ONCE WERE STARS, coming April 26, 2016.

About Melanie:

Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her two upcoming YA debut: THERE ONCE WERE STARS, and urban fantasy: SUMMONER RISING.

Find out more about Melanie and her books here:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads



Now let's talk about THERE ONCE WERE STARS! First, let's drool over the gorgeousness that is Melanie's cover:
Awesome, right?


If the cover wasn't enough to make you want it, then this blurb will cement your wanting.:)



THERE ONCE WERE STARS
Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of the dome. Now Nat wants answers. Is there life outside the dome and if so, what has the Order been hiding from everyone?

Sounds, amazing, right?:)


Ready for Melanie's exclusive content? She's got a cool quiz for you!


**for YASH eyes only**







** end of YASH bonus material**


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! Now, if you've read NIL, you know the teens have exactly one year to escape or they die. But some don't make it a full year...some die on day 312. (DID YOU SEE HOW I DID THAT? SEKRIT NUMBER ALERT.) Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the teal 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 #TeamTeal author, Krystal Wade!

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 and NIL UNLOCKED plus a #NILtribe swag pack! Enter below, and happy hunting! Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

xo
Lynne

68 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of you before YASH but NIL sounds really interesting - definitely plan to read it!

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    1. Awesome!:) Thanks, Hana! And thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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  2. Thank you for being a great host 💙💙💙

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  3. This is so much fun! Thanks for being part of the hunt!

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    1. Yay! So glad you stopped by, Melissa!:)

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  5. I love this hunt! I am SO ready for Nil on Fire!

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  6. I am more than ready! Love the hunt!

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  7. Thanks for participating in the hunt. I do this every year and find new books and authors. Love it!

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  8. Thanks so much for the giveaway and for participating in YASH!

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  9. I'm ready!! But I need to re-read Nil first!!

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  10. Lynne!! Thanks so much! Nil has been on my TBR list FOOOREVER! I'm so sorry I haven't gotten to it yet!! This scavenger hunt has fortunately reminded me about it yay!!! So I'm not ready... YET, but I will be soon!

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  11. I'm not ready yet, because I need to read the first 2 books!

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  12. Thanks for the opportunity - and I'm not quite ready - I gotta read the 1st 2 books!

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  13. As soon as I finish the first two, Nil on Fire is MINE!

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  14. Thanks for being part of YASH and for the giveaway! If my local library had a copy of the first two I would so be ready for NIL on fire. Seeing as they don't :(, I will live in hope and drool over the cover from afar

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  15. I am so ready for NIL on Fire and I cannot wait!!!

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  16. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Nil sounds very interesting and I am very excited to read it!

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  17. I visited your blog and can't wait for NIL on Fire!

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  18. thanks for this amazing opportunity!! I'm certainly enjoying the Hunt!

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  19. I still need to read the first one, but have been dying to read them!

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  20. All three of these books really look very good. I have put them on my TBR list.

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  21. thanks for the giveaway and would love to read the series

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  22. Thanks for participating in the hunt! I am so looking forward to Nil :)

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  23. Thanks for participating in the hunt! I am so looking forward to Nil :)

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  24. Thanks for hosting this personal giveaway and for being in the hunt! And no, I'm not yet ready for NIL on Fire. I haveta read the prequels first

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  25. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt! I am definitely looking forward nil on fire

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  26. Thanks for the chance! I haven't read NIL yet but it's been on my reading list for what seems like ages! :) Lillie

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  27. This is so fun!!!! I am not ready yet because I haven't started your series, thank you for the chance!

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  28. I was here! And I am SO READY for Nil on Fire!

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  29. Definitely - I am excited to read them all!

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  30. I haven't read Nil yet but it sounds AMAZING! TBR!

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  31. Thanks for the post. I haven't read any of them yet. Sounds like a great series.

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  32. Thank you for being part of YASH and the giveaway♥

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  33. Born ready!! ;D I've been waiting for Nil on Fire since last May!
    Thanks for participating in YASH and an amazing giveaway! :)

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  34. Hi Lynne..is your personal giveaway international or US only?

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  35. Was that a joke, not being able to see the bonus material? WEird.

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  36. I am looking forward to reading NIL on Fire once I read the other books in the series!

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  37. Im not ready yet because, even though I own them I haven't read the first two. But I will be ready by release time (hopefully)!!

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  38. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in YASH!

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  39. thanks for participating in YASH and yes, I am so ready for NIL on Fire!!

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  40. Hi Ma'am! I stopped by your blog. :D Everytime a book is released, I wasn't ready. But I know I have to. :D

    Thank you for participating on the hunt and for the chance!
    Have a lovely day, MA'am! :)

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  41. SO excited for NIL ON FIRE!!! I LOVED the first two books--they are some of my favorite reads EVER :) Can't wait to find out what happens next!!!

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  42. I think NIL has been on my TBR list for... a while now. I think I need to /finally/ read it.

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  43. So excited, but so frustrated. I want to re-read the entire series before reading NIL ON FIRE, but always have issues with finding time. So many books, so little time.

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  44. Hello! Thank you for the giveaway! I'm so ready for Nil on Fire! :3

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  45. I can't wait to read NIL on Fire!

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  46. Of course I'm ready for NIL on Fire! :)

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  47. Thanks for participating in the hunt!

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  48. Thank you for the giveaway. I hope it's international. I can't wait to start NIL.

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  49. Can't wait to read NIL! It's on my TBR list since last year... need to read it soon xD

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  50. Hi everyone! I hope y'all had fun with YASH! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and extra thanks to all who left a comment! *hugs* Welcome to the #NILtribe! Stop by anytime to say hi, or tweet/IG/Fb me!:)

    Okay, now to my giveaway! And this winner of my special #NILtribe prize pack is...
    *drumroll*
    Calla Hakala

    Congrats Calla! I'll be emailing you shortly!:)

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