Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall 2017 YA Scavenger Hunt



Hi hi! Once again it's time for the YA Scavenger Hunt!!! YASH gives you a chance to check out scads of fun bonus material and enter to win like a bajillion books. If you're confused about how to play or you get stuck somewhere, check this site for instructions on how to hunt.



This hunt I am proud to represent the GOLD TEAM I'm hosting Jillian Dodd.

Jillian is promoting her book THE PRINCE. What an awesome cover! Here’s more about the book:

An eighteen-year-old covert agent is pulled out of training before graduation by Black X, a espionage group so secret even the President of the United States doesn't know it exists.

For her first mission, she must go undercover as the long-lost daughter of a recently deceased billionaire, infiltrate high society, and protect the Prince of Montrovia from assassination.
But Prince Lorenzo is known as the Playboy Prince for a reason and his sensuality and charisma add a whole other level of complication to her mission.

She knows that her every move is being watched, but what she doesn’t know is that the Prince is just a chess piece in a bigger game that will have world-wide ramifications. And that Blackwood Academy, the place she has called home for the past six years has secrets of its own.

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Jillian is sharing the Polyvore board for setting and characters from her Spy Girl series. Can I just say that these characters look at least five (5) times cooler than anyone I knew in high school? Look at the car, the yacht, the clothes. So much glamour! Where do I sign up? :)


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Here's more about Jillian:

Jillian Dodd is a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes fun romances with characters her readers fall in love with, from the boy next door in the That Boy trilogy to the daughter of a famous actress in The Keatyn Chronicles to a kick-ass young assassin in the Spy Girl series.





SECONDARY GIVEAWAY!

One lucky gold team winner will score a 20+ book prize pack, including a copy of THE PRINCE from Jillian and VICARIOUS and FEROCIOUS from me. But you guys know I love these secondary giveaways, so a second lucky winner will win their choice of any of my YA books shown in the sidebar or a copy of my forthcoming new adult novel THE KEY TO EVERYTHING. Read more about each of my titles on my Books page.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

**Note: I will be out of town from October 8 through October 18, and I may be unable to select a winner for this contest until I return. I will post the winner's name on the widget and notify via email by October 20 at the latest. Comments that come in on the 8th may not show up until I return, but rest assured your entry points will be credited before I select a winner.

DOUBLE BONUS!

I did an author chat with YA Books Central this week and here's another chance to win your choice of VICARIOUS or FEROCIOUS (INT.)


Are you hungry for more exclusive content, epic secondary contests, and general YASH mayhem?!? Eva Pohler is next for TEAM GOLD. 

A HUGE THANK YOU to the organizers of the hunt for including me, and to all of the participants for taking the time to stop by our blogs and enter our contests. We couldn't do this without you. Books and love  --Paula




38 comments:

  1. Mostly great price or mind blowing swag

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  2. If I have read other books by the author and loved them, then I would pre-order, especially series (I spent too much money this year doing that already).

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  3. Not entering--just stopping by to say hello. I almost never pre-order. I *might* pre-order if there's a cool incentive (like something tangible such as artwork, neat pins/buttons, or signed bookplates). I don't pre-order to get exclusive scenes, extra chapters, or epilogues.
    Sometimes if I'm just absolutely sure I'm going to get the book anyway and I see a price drop, I'll pre-order (I have an illustrated HP waiting at home for me as I type).
    I think for most people, it's either the eagerness to read on release day or if they think the price is right.

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  4. Things that persuade me to preorder is super cool book swag and signed copies of the book.

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  5. I really can't wait to read all the books I discovered during this scavenger hunt!

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  6. I'm normally persuaded by a good price, awesome cover that is different than everybody else's, and if it's an author I love it's an automatic preorder.

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  7. If I have read the author before, if it's paranormal, ya, or fanasty, and the cover.

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  8. Bonus scenes and giveaway swag usually persuade me... but if I love the series I won't mind preordering :)

    - Casablanca

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  9. dont really have the cash to buy books at all but i guess what would persuade is any cool incentives

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  10. So with me, swag makes me want to preorder (ALWAYS).
    I have a *thing* about putting little artifacts in the books that they go with, like bookmarks, or cards or whatever. So any time I can get little things that match that book to put in them, I ADORE that. The other thing I love that's a huge incentive for me is anything signed, bookplates, or even bookmarks or whatever.

    So short answer: swag I can put in the books

    (ie, that last 2 preorders were for One Dark throne and
    i got a deck of One Dark Throne, so I could put some of the cards in between the pages, and the other one was Invictus by Ryan Graudin, so that I had it by the time she came to my local bookstore to get signed, for one, and also, because the preorder bonus was a set of character trading cards, again ,that I can put in my book.yeah, i love that.)

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  11. If they come with bookmarks or swag, I think that's cool :)

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  12. Raving reviews from trusted book bloggers who had the chance to read the ARC.
    Preorder goodies (although these seldom apply to international readers)
    If it's available in audio as I often use my Audible credits for pre-orders that I have heard good things about.
    My last preorder was the audio version of A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue which lived up to it's raving arc reviews.

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  13. Definitely swag or a small discount in price.

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  14. I agree with swag and an option for a signed book! It so fun for book lovers! It is like Christmas getting a signed book or extra swag! Thanks for joining the hunt!I love finding new books I want to read!:)

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  15. The only way that I preorder books is if I've already read at least two books by that author, so I KNOW that I'll love it.

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  16. "Let's talk pre-orders :) Tell me some of the factors that might persuade you to order a book before it's released." A fantastic cover always helps!

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  17. I rarely pre order books, I always wait until release day. But if there is a sale I could pre order and generally only if it's a book from my favorite author.

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  18. i don't usually pre-order books even for books i've been waiting a year for, i snatch it up on the first day its out. But if i've read something of the authors before and liked it, or its continuing a series i loved, or if its a sale i might be persuaded to pre-order.

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  19. Things that might persuade me to pre-order is having known the author and loved their previous books, read the first couple of chapters that were intriguing, and/or offering discounts or giveaways for print copies.

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  20. I usually preorder books if they are part of a series, I also really like when the author has free stuff or a contest to win something for pre-ordering.

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  21. I usually pre-order books that are part of a series that I'm a big fan of. I also pre-order books that come with bonus goodies like stickers, bookmarks, etc. :)

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  22. I always try to support my fellow authors and pre-order their books as often as possible. For authors I'm huge fans of, nothing makes me pre-order faster than a little bonus swag. Or even just that personalized signature plate. I'm easy. :)

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  23. I don't pre-order books, thank you for the chance!

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  24. I like to pre-order books if they are going to be signed, or come with a little extra you can't get in the store. But I love signed copies of books the best!

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  25. I am a school librarian, so I pre-order when I know that kids will be looking for the book the day that it releases. It's often new installments in series or books with a ton of buzz, like John Green's newest.

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  26. I pre-order books (usually signed) from authors I'm already a fan. Getting bookmarks and other swag is a bonus.

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  27. I'm picky about pre-orders. What persuades me to pre-order is familiarity and trust in an author's work. If an unfamiliar author looks tempting, I'll look for excerpts or free short stories or prequels to see if I like the writing. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  28. Only if it's from an author I'm incredibly in love with

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  29. For pre-orders, I rarely do them unless I'm familiar with the author. The only things that could convince me even if I didn't know the author would be book swag, good price, signed, that kind of thing.

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  30. Hey girl heeeeeeyyyyy. Thanks for doing TWO bonus giveaways! Pre-orders are hard for me, because I really have to want it. Pre-order giveaways/rewards help convince me, but mainly I have to REALLY love the author and KNOW I'm going to love the book. Basically, it has to be a sequel to a book that was INCREDIBLE.

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  31. Hi for pre-orders I usually only pre-order my absolute favorite authors the one I love every book Ive read by them and want them all in paperback

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  32. I don't pre-order very much but I will if it is in a series that I'm completely addicted to eg. Game of Thrones.

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  33. Hi.
    Oh, I pre-order books from my favorite authors, that I don't even read the blurb I just buy all their books. Also, if it is a series that I love, and I must finish.
    Sometimes I pre-order some books collections because it has my favorite author/and or series inside. And sometimes I pre-order because the book helps a cause.
    Thank you for the opportunity!

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  34. favorite author!
    recommended by friends with similar tastes
    swag
    (peer pressure! =) )
    to complete a collection

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  35. I pre-order books if they're in a series I'm reading or if I love the author or if the book sounds REALLY good ;)

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  36. I preorder usually when I know the authors body of work.

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  37. I pre-order Books when they’ve simply been promoted just through my Facebook readers groups & they have a great blurb, description or just a few sentences that catch me up & leave me wanting more! A great cover doesn’t hurt! Lol! The price usually doesn’t factor in for me all the time. I am on a very tight budget & read voraciously so I have to be careful or next thing I know I’ve spent my grocery money on books!😜. I am getting a little aggravated with all the 70-100 page novellas out there priced at the same price but a lot of times higher than a full length novel! I don’t mind paying for a good book, the author deserves it. However, I’m no longer buying the novellas at that same price!

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  38. Usually I have to have read something by the author before. If I have enjoyed anything the author has written previously, the book hits one of my thematic interests, and I have money in my books account to burn, I'll pre-order. A new-to-me author is probably not going to get a preorder, no matter how many theme buttons are hit, unless reviewers I trust are singing praises or some profits are going to charity.

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