Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Spellcaster by Claudia Gray

Burn the witch!

Can you picture it? The mob of villagers with their pitchforks chanting this mantra to decide the fate of a girl’s life.  Luckily for Nadia Caldani, though she was a witch, this never happened. After moving to Captive’s Sound with her father and brother, she quickly saw that there was something wrong happening. Maybe it was just because the boy she couldn’t help staring at during biology, Mateo, was surely dating the girl that sat next to him or the dark magic she could feel coming from beneath the class room floor. Take your pick.

With her witch of a mother leaving her half trained and feeling only a little able to defend herself, Nadia, battles the normal life a senior in high school with an added bonus of someone in her new hometown who has weaved their evil magic into the fabric of life in Captive’s Sound.

In the adventure to save her new home she teams up with the cursed, Mateo, and the vintage clad, Verlaine, to stop the wicked forces that is threatening everything that they loved. Who could be behind such a thing? Can half trained Nadia find enough power to come out conqueror? Only the words spellbound into the book by Claudia Gray can tell.

Spellcaster is a book filled with mystery and deception all spiced up with a little magic. Another mystery connected to Spellcaster is Amy Vincent. Who is that? She holds the real magic behind the pages. She uses Claudia Gray as her pseudonym to write her YA novels. Probably best known for her Evernight series, she has written many books including Spellcaster’s sequel Steadfast and also her latest release of A Thousand Pieces of You.

To see more of the stories weaved by Claudia Gray go check out her website and you will be enchanted. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Are you a winner?

If you discovered just one new book or author... or found some lovely bits of exclusive content... or had a great time getting to know the authors...  then resounding answer is YES!

On top of that, we have some books to give away.
Winners of the YASH team prizes have received an email from Please respond quickly!
Winners of any additional author giveaways can contact that author if they have not already contacted you.

Total : 664

Total : 437

Total : 113,063

Total : 247

Total : 1,502

BLUE TEAM : Ginger B.
Total : 359

Total : 834 or 778

PINK TEAM : Harry B.
Total : 145, 146, 154, or 155

AUTHOR GIVEAWAYS (Author : Winners)
Angelica R. Jackson : Eva R.
Sarah Tomp : Aila J.
Kelsey Ketch : Karen C., Sarah M., Harry B., Sharon B., Merisha A.
Deirdre Riordan Hall : Natalie
Paula Stokes : Chelsea C.
Kimberly Giarratano : Natasha S.
Laurie Starkey : Tammy V., Melissa P., Nathalia W., Victoria L., Katy M.
Joshua Bellin : Chelsea C., Jenna K., Erin P.
Jennifer Comeaux : Jessica K., Maud G., Victoria L.
Shauna Granger : Ashley M., Samantha P., Caitlin W.
Melissa Landers : Amber G.
Amy McNulty : Rotem A., Mimi, Alicia, Aditi, Deanna B., Jessica K., Kaci F.
J.R. Johansson : Vickie W.
Eileen Cook : ByBreenah, Rachel L.
Sarah Negovitch : Ayala, Book Spot Reviews, Augustine D.
Sharon Huss Roat : Hannah M.
Gina Damico : Autumn M.
Stacy Stokes : Amy C., Patricia L.
Anya Monroe : Katherine A.
L.H. Nicole : Cassidy, Paige B., Cindy C.
Cady Vance : Samantha R.
Katherine Longshore : Barbara G.
Rachel Shane : Dana B.
Jessica Brody : Merisha A., Jaime A., Samantha P., The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club, Nikki
Rita Arens : Rachel P.
Trisha Leaver : Isabel C., Emz C.
Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon : BreAnna L.
Colleen Houck : Natalie, Morgan F., Denise C., Paige B., Sarah C., Emma M., Karla, Carly V., Bethany F., Nikki C., Quintana H., Chelley A.
Hilary Thompson : Lindsey L., Sharon B., Vickie., Kellani A., Reading A.
Angela Myron : Katherine A., Dominique C., Mandy K.
Kathryn Holmes : Alysha P.
Maureen McGowan : Emz C.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Welcome to the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt

It's that time of year again! Welcome to the Spring 2015 YA SCAVENGER HUNT!!!!

Participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt is easy! Here's all you have to do:

The hunt opens officially at noon Pacific Time--all posts by authors should be up then. 

During that time, you can go to the participating authors blogs and websites--you can find them all here. The first thing on the page should be their hunt information--there you can find out about new authors and get exclusive content.

Take note of the highlighted number on each author's hunt page. You need that number to enter the contest!

Each author is on either the RED, ORANGE, GOLD, GREEN, TEAL, BLUE, PURPLE, or PINK TeamAdd up the numbers of all the authors on the red team, and you have the secret code you need to enter the contest for the red team--then do the same for the blue, etc! You can find the prizes for each team here. You can only enter once, and your entry only counts if you have the right number, so make sure you get the right code! Break out those calculators!

You have to submit your entry by April 5, noon, Pacific Standard Time. You can submit your entry for each team HERE.

On April 10th, we'll announce the winners! There's one winner for each team. The hunt IS open internationally, to all ages, so you have no excuse to not join in the fun!

Still have questions? Post them in the comments here and we'll do our best to answer them as soon as possible.

Also? We need your help! If you like the Hunt, please help spread the word. We can only do the Hunt when our readers tell us they want it, so please--spread the word about the Hunt!

A quick note as we kick off the celebration:

The Hunt doesn't officially begin until noon, Pacific Standard Time. 
This is 3pm Eastern Standard Time. 
While some authors will have their material up prior to this time,
not all materials in the Hunt will be up until this time.

Happy hunting! 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt AUTHORS!!!!

I’m so happy to introduce to you the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt Authors!

We have eight outstanding teams this season. EIGHT!
Remember, the Scavenger Hunt runs from April 2nd through April 5th beginning and ending at noon Pacific time on those days. 
If you’ve never been a part of the hunt before you should give it a try. It runs like a giant blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way. There are tons of prizes including a grand prize for each team. If you win one of the grand prizes you will get a book from each author on that team!

You don’t want to miss out on this fabulous and fun event, but play fast because the hunt is only live for three days.

And now, here are the teams! (Hint: If you click on the image you can get a close up)


Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Spring 2015 Hunt is OPEN for authors

The Spring 2015 edition of YA Scavenger Hunt is open to author sign ups now!

If you are an author who would like to participate in the hunt, please go HERE to apply. Please read the rules first. Remember that not everyone who applies will be selected (there are limited author spots and we make sure we use books that are of interest to our audience). The deadline to apply is March 19th!

If you are not an author but have favorite YA authors, look to our far right sidebar for a tweet to send off to your favorite authors to encourage them to apply! We are looking forward to another fantastic hunt from April 2nd - 5th!! Come back and join us then.