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


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.:(


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.:)

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...


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!


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!

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Oops... forgot to post here. I posted on IG, Tumblr, Twitter and FB on Friday, but I forgot to post here! Gah! #brainfried

So here you go!

This week's #TeaserTuesday for NIL ON FIRE!!!

Happy Friday!


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Teaser Tuesday!!!

Hi y'all!

Guess what?


From now on, every Tuesday I'll post a teaser.


Here you go!!!!!

77 days.

Are you ready for the fire?????:)


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

ICYMI: The #NILtribe has gone international!

Just a quick #TribalTuesday shout out to the #NILtribe across the world!

First, have you seen the lovely Turkish edition? 


SOOOO pretty...so many feels!

Want another glimpse?


Thank you Yabanci for bringing NIL to Turkish readers!!!


Isn't the French cover is lovely too?! 

Thank you Pocket Jeunessee for bring NIL to French readers!!!!

I'm so incredibly honored and thrilled that NIL has been translated into both French & Turkish. More to come...:) So much love for the #NILtribe everywhere!!!!:)

Happy Tuesday!