Tuesday, April 28, 2015

2 WEEKS!!!!!!

2 weeks until NIL UNLOCKED hits the wild!!!!!

I feel like this every day.:)

And you what makes the two week mark even cooler?

The day of NIL UNLOCKED's release, I go on tour with the awesomes team at Fierce Reads. First stop, Menlo Park!!! Ahhhhh!

2 WEEKS!!!!!!! 


So get ready.

The clock is ticking:)


Friday, April 17, 2015

#SSBB Tour Announcement

It's official. 

The #NILtribe is hitting the Southeast in June! 

The Southeast Summer Book Bash is on! 

Seven cities, Seven Authors. One Week of Awesome.:)

More deets soon, but mark your calendars for June 17-23!


Friday Five!

Hi y'all!

I hadn't done a Friday Five in a while, so I thought I'd do one today to catch you up on what's happening in my world! And today's post is full of awesome:


The #NILtribe will hit the Southeast in June as part of the Southeast Summer Book Bash!!!! I'll be touring with Lindsay Cummings, Tonya Kuper, Anne Blankman, Paula Stokes, Robin Constantine, and Jaye Robin Brown.

Full city linup below with more specifics coming soon!

Mark your calendars and follow the hashtag #SSBB for details...

But first....


The #NILtribe goes national on May 12, hitting the West Coast on the Fierce Reads Tour! Full tour info below!!! I'm beyond excited about this Tour, and so honored to be a part! And the extra cool part? It kicks off on the day NIL UNLOCKED comes out.

Which means . . .

3. 25 days!!!

NIL UNLOCKED comes out in 25 days!!!! Are you ready? You can pre-order it here. :)

2. NIL UNLOCKED scoop!!!

Want to know why you just might want Skye to be your BFF on Nil?

Or would you like to know the Top Ten Places You Don't Want To Wake Up Naked on Nil?

Or how about a NIL bonus scene? Thought so.:) You can see Thad's last day through Rives's eyes.

All of that & more on the NIL UNLOCKED website! And more scoop soon!

1. A #FridayRead!

This week's book rec: TRIAL BY FIRE by Josephine Angelini. Loved this book SOOO much!

So what's new in your world???:)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

#YASH is over...

Hi everyone!

The Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt is now officially closed! I hope everyone had fun -- it was cool, right? And now WE HAVE WINNERS! 
The winners of the #YASH grand prizes will be posted here.
The winner of my mini-giveaway for a signed copy of NIL is:
Jaime Heller! 
Congrats Jaime! Welcome to the #NILtribe!
Last but not least, the clock is ticking! Only 5 weeks until NIL UNLOCKED is released!!!! Woohoo!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring 2015 Scavenger Hunt!

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 April 5 at noon PST!

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

You're currently hunting on TEAM ORANGE!!!!

How cool are these dudes? SO COOL.


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: a special scene from Rives' perspective. It's Thad's last moments on NIL...through Rives's eyes. (Warning: if you haven't read NIL, my bonus scene is spoilery. Just an FYI!)

But first--a few rules.

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number in ORANGE. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the orange 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 April 5, 2014 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information won't be considered.:(


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 . . .


Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning young adult author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. series, the Forgive My Fins mermaid romance series, the kick-butt monster-hunting Sweet Venom trilogy, and the Darkly Fae series. She also writes the City Chicks sweet chick lit romance series and is co-writing the Hero Agenda series with Tracy Deebs. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

(Lynne here--yes to monster hunting. Yes to any series with the word HERO in the title. Yes to caffeine. WIN. Hunt on.:D)

Tera Lynne has been a part of #YASH before, but the book she's promoting this Spring is THE HERO AGENDA: POWERLESS.

never underestimate a girl on a mission

Kenna is tired of being “normal.”
The only thing special about her is that she isn’t special at all. Which is frustrating when you’re constantly surrounded by superheroes. Her best friend, her ex-boyfriend, practically everyone she knows has some talent or power. Sure, Kenna’s smart and independent, but as an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, it’s hard not to feel inferior.
So when three villains break into the lab where she interns, Kenna refuses to be a victim. She’s not about to let criminals steal the research that will make her extraordinary too.
But in the heat of battle, secrets are spilled and one of the villains saves her life. Twice. Suddenly, everything Kenna thought she knew about good and evil, heroes and villains is upended. And to protect her life and those she loves, she must team up with her sworn enemies on a mission that will redefine what it means to be powerful and powerless…

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

--Special Bonus Material from Tera Lynn Childs--
For YASHer eyes only!

Get early access to heroagenda.com, the online headquarters for the Hero Agenda series. Check out the fun bonus goodies and read the very first public excerpt from Powerless. Then be sure to bookmark the site because the heroagenda.com is only going to keep growing with even more extras, graphics, behind-the-scenes, insider info, fan art and fan fiction to come. To access the site early, go to heroagenda.com and enter the password "kenna" (no quotes, all lowercase).

Ahhhh... I <3 bonus material!!! Thanks Tera Lynn! If you're intrigued, you can learn more about Tera Lynn and THE HERO AGENDA: POWERLESS on her website. Or . . . you can find her here:


And 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 orange 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 #TEAMORANGE authors, Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki!!!!


To say thanks for stopping by my blog, as a bonus #YASH giveaway, I'm giving away a signed hardback of NIL! Enter below, and happy hunting! Good luck!

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Happy Hunting!