YA Scavenger Hunt--Spring 2018--GOLD Team!
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! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, 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!
And, don't miss out on my BONUS GIVEAWAY on the bottom of this post! I will be giving away a copy of my books SEE and SHADOW LILIES to 2 lucky winners, and 1 lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX 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, 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!
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
Directions: 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 Sunday, April 8th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Introducing Author Dorothy Dreyer
Dorothy Dreyer is a Philippine-born American living in Germany with her husband, two teens, and two Siberian Huskies. She is an Amazon category bestselling author of young adult and new adult books that usually have some element of magic or the supernatural in them. Aside from reading, she enjoys movies, chocolate, take-out, traveling, and having fun with friends and family. She tends to sing sometimes, too, so keep her away from your Karaoke bars.
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT for PHOENIX DESCENDING:
In PHOENIX DESCENDING, the following scene is told from Bramwell Stormbolt's point of view, but here's a special bonus scene of the same scene from Tori's point of view!
Rain began to pelt them as they turned the horses around and raced back to the castle. Bram looked over his shoulder at Tori, making sure she wouldn’t get left behind. Lightning lit up the sky, and thunder boomed, shaking the ground. The sky grew eerily dark, and the torrents of rain left them drenched.
A servant spotted them as they neared the back gate of the castle and let them in. Bram immediately jumped off his horse and took the reins of Tori’s horse. Together, they ran to the stables for shelter, but the downpour had already drenched them.
Tori shivered, her cloak soaked and her skin damp. It felt as if ice ran through her veins, and everything before her began to swim in her vision.
No, not now. Please.
Bram was suddenly beside her with a blanket. “You’ll need to remove your cloak, Lady Tori.”
She could barely make out what he was saying. She nodded, teeth chattering. She was only slightly aware of her cloak falling to the ground. She fought to keep her eyes open.
In the next instant, the warmth of the blanket was around her. Cool hands touched her cheeks. She lifted her eyes, finding a look of concern on his face. He could feel her fever. There was no way for her to hide it.
“There’s a small room in the back. We can wait there until the storm dies down.”
“Yes. Okay.” It hadn’t even felt like her voice leaving her throat.
The world seemed to tilt, filled with the sound of heavy rain pelting the stable roof. Bram guided her, and she was grateful that he was there to keep her from tripping to the ground. She was sure she wouldn’t be able to hold herself up alone. Her stomach spiked with pain, and all she could do was clench her fists and groan.
She needed air. She gulped, seeking relief, but she could only find dryness in her throat. She pulled at the neckline of her dress.
“Lady Tori! Are you all right?”
She swallowed hard, rewarded with a small morsel of saliva. “Feverish,” was all she was able to say, barely able to keep her eyes open.
His hand pressed upon her forehead, but she was barely aware of it. She needed to be free from the strangling feeling of her clothes.
“Lady Tori, forgive me, but may I help you?”
“Too tight,” she said, fire burning in her cheeks and neck. She tried so swallow again, nearly choking.
“I’ll just loosen it a bit, all right?”
She nodded and turned away from him, resisting the urge to let herself fall.
With a sudden intake of air, Tori swayed, her dress now hanging loose around her shoulders. She wasn’t even aware that she was leaning against Bram’s solid form until his arm slipped around her.
Her head found his chest, and it was like an inviting pillow luring her to sleep. She breathed Bram in, the rain mixed with his scent, and couldn’t help but snuggle into him. She shouldn’t sleep. She should fight the fever. She should reach into her pouch and find her medicine.
A shiver shook her, causing her to seek more warmth from Bram’s body. He stroked her hair, and she gave in to exhaustion. Perhaps she just needed to sleep for a moment. Just a small moment. And then everything would be all right.
Isn't that scene amazing?!! I know I can't wait to read this book! Hey, don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, A.M. Rose, Kim Briggs, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 11. 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!
How would you like to win an autographed copy of my novel SEE or SHADOW LILIES, or a $25 Amazon Gift Card? Simply follow my author page on Facebook between now and April 13th. Three lucky winners will be drawn at random. Winners will be announced here, on my blog, and on my FB author page on April 14th. Good luck!!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Jennifer Honeybourn! Good luck!
Lee Ann Ward