Tuesday, June 23, 2020

YASH Releases in May and June

Better late than never, right?
Here are some amazing releases by YASH authors happening in May and June 2020!


One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die.

Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter.

Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight.

Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo.

And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life.

Unveiled as the first soulguide in living memory, Sirscha is summoned to the domain of the Spider King. For centuries, he has used his influence over the Dead Wood—an ancient forest possessed by souls—to enforce peace between the kingdoms. Now, with the trees growing wild and untamed, only a soulguide can restrain them. As war looms, Sirscha must master her newly awakened abilities before the trees shatter the brittle peace, or worse, claim Saengo, the friend she would die for.


Lex was taken–trafficked–and now she’s Poppy. Kept in a hotel with other girls, her old life is a distant memory. But when the girls are rescued, she doesn’t quite know how to be Lex again.

After she moves in with her aunt and uncle, for the first time in a long time, she knows what it is to feel truly safe. Except, she doesn’t trust it. Doesn't trust her new home. Doesn’t trust her new friend. Doesn’t trust her new life. Instead she trusts what she shouldn’t because that's what feels right. She doesn’t deserve good things.

But when she is sexually assaulted by her so-called boyfriend and his friends, Lex is forced to reckon with what happened to her and that just because she is used to it, doesn’t mean it is okay. She’s thrust into the limelight and realizes she has the power to help others. But first she’ll have to confront the monsters of her past with the help of her family, friends, and a new love.

Kate McLaughlin’s What Unbreakable Looks Like is a gritty, ultimately hopeful novel about human trafficking through the lens of a girl who has escaped the life and learned to trust, not only others, but in herself.


Twins Rosie and Ivory have grown up at their ringmaster mother’s knee, and after years on the road, they’re returning to Port End, the closest place to home they know. Yet something has changed in the bustling city: fundamentalist flyers paper the walls and preachers fill the squares, warning of shadows falling over the land. The circus prepares a triumphant homecoming show, full of lights and spectacle that could chase away even the darkest shadow. But during Rosie’s tightrope act, disaster strikes.

In this lush, sensuous novel interwoven with themes of social justice and found family, it’s up to Ivory and her magician love—with the help of a dancing bear—to track down an evil priest and save their circus family before it’s too late.


Half-angel Trinity and her bonded gargoyle protector, Zayne, have been working with demons to stop the apocalypse while avoiding falling in love. The Harbinger is coming…but who or what is it? All of humankind may fall if Trinity and Zayne can’t win the race against time as dark forces gather.

As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. Forbidden to be with each other, Zayne and Trinity fight their feelings and turn to unusual sources for help—the demon Roth and his cohorts. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a sinister plot involving the local high school and endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led…herded…played for some unknown end. As anger builds and feelings spiral out of control, it becomes clear that rage may be the ruin of them all.


Wild, beautiful, and (as rumor has it) experienced, Hayden Vargas doesn’t have time for love or relationships. She’s learned the hard way that the only person you can count on is yourself, and she’s hell-bent on earning enough money to leave her small, judgy Texas town as fast as possible. So when nerdy Emmaline Martin offers to pay Hayden for lessons in seduction, the money is so easy, there must be a catch. Enter the catch: Emmaline’s older brother, popular, all-around nice guy™ Nolan Martin, who doesn’t want his sister’s reputation tarnished by the school’s resident bad girl.

But Hayden should know that looks can be deceiving. Nolan may seem like a golden boy, but like Hayden, he has a few secrets of his own. And the more he meddles in her lessons with Emmaline, the more these polar opposites clash—and the more sparks fly. Turns out Nolan may have some lessons to teach Hayden, but only if she’s willing to learn.

Amazon.com: My Calamity Jane (9780062652812): Hand, Cynthia ...

Welcome to 1876 America, a place bursting with gunslingers, outlaws, and garou—better known as werewolves.

And where there are garou, there’re hunters: the one and only Calamity Jane, to be precise, along with her fellow stars of Wild Bill’s Traveling Show, Annie Oakley and Frank “the Pistol Prince” Butler.

After a garou hunt goes south and Jane finds a suspicious-like bite on her arm, she turns tail for Deadwood, where there’s talk of a garou cure. But rumors can be deceiving—meaning the gang better hightail it after her before they’re a day late and a Jane short.

In this perfect next read for fans of A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, bestselling authors Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton bring their signature spark to the side-splittin’, whopper-filled (but actually kind of factual?) tale of Calamity Jane.


Saskia returns to Ivory Hall to train in bone magic, determined to stop Latham from gaining the power of all three Sights—past, present, and future. But danger lurks within the fortress’s marrow. Trials are underway for the apprentices, and the tasks feel specifically engineered to torment Saskia, which is exactly what Latham wants.

As she grows increasingly more suspicious, her thirst for revenge becomes all-consuming. Together with the friends she can trust and the boy she loved in another lifetime, Saskia traces clues from Latham’s past to determine what he’ll do next. Their search leads them across Kastelia and brings them to a workshop housing a vast collection of horrors, including the bones Latham stole from Gran, and the knowledge that the future isn’t all that’s in jeopardy—but the past as well.


Deadly toxins can be hidden inside the most beautiful flowers.

That's what Astra Meador's famous biophysicist mother taught her.

As her mother's apprentice, Astra has developed skills in botany, chemistry, medicine, and, most importantly, in keeping secrets.

In fact keeping Astra's secret was the reason her family decided to leave the Earth and join a terraforming mission to colonize a distant planet called Crillain IV. But when Astra wakes early from hypersleep, she discovers that her mother never made it onboard, her father died in transit and his body has been ejected from the ship, and she suspects that she's not the only one awake.

When the ship finally lands and she's reunited with her brother, Nash, Astra hopes to settle into a new life, especially when she meets the charming young engineer, Jax, and is recruited by the mission commander to train alongside his handsome son to be a future leader of the small colony.

Then Astra learns that she's not the only one with a dark secret.

As both young men contend for her affection, Astra searches for answers, trying to determine who to trust. But with theft and murder occurring in the colony along with the sudden disappearance of her beloved brother, Astra can't listen to the whisperings of her heart, especially when someone or something else on the planet is whispering to her mind even louder.


Are they meant to be, or better apart?

Every May 7th, the students at Coffee County High School take a class trip. And every year, Lulu's relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more complicated. Freshman year they went from sworn enemies to more than friends after a close encounter in an escape room. It's been hard for Lulu to quit Alex ever since.

Through break-ups, make-ups, and dating other people, each year's trip class brings the pair back together and forces them to confront their undeniable connection. From the science museum to Six Flags; New York City to London, Lulu learns one thing is for sure: love is the biggest trip of all.

There you have it. Our May and June reads. Stay tuned for July and August! We have more exciting books coming your way.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Spring 2020 YASH Winners!

The Spring 2020 YA Scavenger Hunt Winners!

The YA Scavenger Hunt Organizers would like to congratulate this season's winners. This hunt was a little different than our norm. We decided to offer e-book and audiobook downloads as prizes instead of our traditional print books so that everyone, worldwide would feel the hunt was safe and accessible. 

You Guys Kept us Busy!

With over two thousand entries in the hunt, I can tell you there were a lot of anxious book hunters out there this season and it looks like Team Purple just slightly beat out the other teams on entries. Either there was more interest there, or the secret numbers were confusing. I know my pastry secret number on team purple confused some of you. I admit it was a bit more pinkish than purplish. I'll do better next time. ;)

Did You Win?

For those of you wanting to know if you won, I won't keep you waiting any longer. I'll list the grand prize winners first and then the individual author prize winners next. I'll keep adding the author prizes as they filter in over the next day or two so check back on the YASH website if you're waiting to find out about something specific. Don't forget to check the print out sheet to make sure you caught all the contests you entered. If you don't see an author announcement, check their website or tweet them if you can't find the info.

Grand Prize Winners

Grand prize winners receive one free e-book or audiobook download from each author on the winning team. The bonus prize winner receives a $50 Amazon e-gift card.






Individual Author Contest Winners

Listed in alphabetical order by the first name:

ABIGAIL JOHNSON-The winner of my personal giveaway was Mary M.

AMBER DUELL-My personal giveaway winner is Shahna Christine. (I gave away winner's choice of any of my ebooks.)

AMALIE HOWARD-My winner is Ariana Velasquez.

AMANDA MARIN-My $20 Amazon gift card giveaway winner was Aline Skogstoe.

AMY FELLNER DOMINY-The winners of my DOUBLE BOOK BONUS Giveaway: Kim Gilley & Andrea Carroll

AMY MCNULTY-$25 Indie Bookstore Gift Card Winner TBD

AMY TRUEBLOOD-Theo is my winner

BREEANA SHIELDS-My $25 Barnes & Noble gift card winner was Jo Anne Vincenti
C. LEE MCKENZIE-My winners are: Calvin Fung, Katherine Paschal, Hannah McCormick, Alysha Parent, Megan Coppadge, Cassandra Sparks, Andrea Carroll, Tammy VanScoy, Vera, Melissa O'Neill

COLLEEN HOUCK-12 Tiger's Promise/Reignited Winners: Melissa Williams, Stephanie Reyes, Paige Hildebrand, Stephanie Ziegle, Taylor Marie Gray, Alicia Nutter, Jo Anne Vincenti, Megan Coppadge, Christine Anne, Lily M, Shahna Christine, Tammy Hudson. 3 Tiger's Dream Audiobook Winners: Carla Manjarrez, Chloey Tatum, Vivian Torres. 5 Tiger's Dream E-Book Winners: Michelle Fowler Morris, Alysha Parent, Courtney MiKayla Pierce, Andrea Carroll, Veronica Mahoney. 5 Terraformer Winners: Grace, Brianna Clay, Trina Baldwin, Marryssa Peres, Olivia Chambers.

DEBBIE MANBER KUPFER-My winner is Andrea C

ELLE BEAUMONT-my winner for my personal giveaway was Samantha Celement

ELLE COSIMANO-My winner: Tia

ELIZA TILTON-winner: Paige Hildebrand prize: $25 paypal/venmoor Amazon GC.

ELIZABETH LANGSTON-my winner was Melissa O.

EMIL SHER-An e-book of their choice-Stephanie Reyes, Kim Gilley, Nicole Buchholz

EVA POHLER-Megan Summers won a $50 Amazon gift card and three of my paperbacks (The Underworld Saga 1-3)

JOYCE SCARBROUGH-The winner of my personal giveaway (the first two books in the trilogy my featured book is in) was Delia Chavez.

JULIE ESHBAUGH- the winner of my giveaway is Grace

KAT ROSS-My personal giveaway winner is KC Walter

KATHLEEN BALDWIN-The winner of my Rafflecopter was Cathy M

KATIE DELAHANTY-My winners are: Jo Anne Vincenti, Andrealis Lopez, Angie

KATYA DE BECERRA-Azelyn Klein has won a query critique.

KIMBERLY DERTING-Tia won a $50 e-gift certificate

KRISTIN JACQUES-my individual winner was Susanna Chipps for an Ebook of Marrow Charm and a $10 egift card to her choice of Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

LEE ANN WARD-My winners of copies of my YA thriller THERE IN THE MOON MIST are: Melissa Williams and Jennifer Neff

LISA MANTERFIELD-My individual winner is Edward Reinholtz

LIVIA BLACKBURNE-the giveaway winner for the signed ROSEMARKED paperback is: Shahna

MACKENZIE FLOHR-I’m pleased to announce the following winners of The Rite of Abnegation Nancy Storms & Angie 

MARGOT HARRISON-My individual giveaway winner is Candice Gigous

MELANIE GILBERT-My individual winner is Joleene Cleveland Carral.

NICOLE BEA-The winner of my Forever Summer Gift Package giveaway was Rebecca Bishop.

PINTIP DUNN-My individual winner is Desiree Reilly, for a $25 gift card from One More Page bookstore.

SARAH WILSON-My giveaway winner for the complete Dragon Tide series was bl**ey**fi**t@yahoo.com

SHANNON THOMPSON-My individual winner was Theresa Snyder who won an audiobook of Bad Bloods: November Snow 


TRICIA COPELAND-My winner was Savannah Kutz

YVONNE VENTRESCA-Sarah Spicer won a $10 gift card

Remember to check back if you don't see an author name listed as we will continue to update throughout the week.

Congrats to all our winners. 

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Fall Hunt which will be taking place Sept 29th through Oct 4th!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Spring 2020 YASH Teams Revealed!

It's almost time for the YA Scavenger Hunt! If you love Young Adult books then this is the place for you. The YA Scavenger Hunt is a great place for YA readers to find new reads. 

Here's a sneak peek preview of all the books we're featuring on this season's hunt to get you excited. As you can see, we have many authors you know and love with all new books this season as well as several new writers, even some Indie authors you might not have heard of yet. If you're on the hunt for something new, you're bound to find it here, so give the Scavenger Hunt a try!

With dozens of prizes in store, you won't want to miss out, so mark your calendars now. The YA Scavenger Hunt runs from March 31st to April 5th. Once it's over, it's over until the fall season begins.

For the spring season, we have eighty authors showcasing their work and they'll be split into four teams-GOLD, BLUE, PURPLE, and RED.

You can also read more about these books, add them to your TBR list, and vote on your favorites on Goodreads by checking out our official YASH Spring 2020 List!

Don't forget to tell your friends to sign up for the YASH mailing list so they don't miss out on the fun. All are welcome to participate. See you next week!