Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Spring 2020 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 lots of books and other fun prizes. If you're new to the hunt, confused about how to play, or you get stuck somewhere, check this site for instructions on how to hunt. The hunt starts at noon Pacific (so 3:00 pm Eastern) on March 31 and runs through noon Pacific on April 5th.

This hunt I am proud to represent the  BLUE TEAM! I'm hosting K.M. Robinson and her book MULAN DRAGON SHIFTER.

There are no female dragon shifters in Yan Liu…except Mulan and her family. Only the enemy province has women with scales, so when they attack the Center as Mulan is dropping off her twin brother for his assignment with the army, she’s forced to play the role of a non-existent brother after she shifts and rushes into the battle to protect her real twin.

Together, they must lie to their commanding officer—Mulan’s secret boyfriend—and the entire army to protect her from their wrath should they find out and consider her an enemy, but Mulan’s special gift might be too great to keep her secret hidden for long. She may be the only one that can save the kingdom and return the black jade blossom to the emperor.

Can Mulan survive the war, navigate two men vying for her attention, and keep her scales hidden long enough to return the province’s life source to her people, or will dark, hidden forces destroy everything and cause her plans to burn hotter than her scale-melting dragon flames?

Wow, this book sounds like so much fun! I would say the ability to shift into a dragon is definitely one of the top 5 superpowers I wish I had, especially during this pandemic when we're all trapped inside. Social distancing in the sky--that sounds epic right about now.

For her bonus content, K.M is sharing an amazing piece of art for her book. Feast your eyes on THIS. K.M. made it herself. I'm in awe of her talent!

K.M.: The dragons in the background are actually her twin brother and her two love interests and it’s a reference to the special edition alternative cover printed on the hard cover book under the dust jacket which features more of the dragons that fans will be able to identify on the cover by their colors once they start reading the book!

Here's more about K.M.:

K.M. Robinson is a best selling storyteller who creates new worlds both in her writing and in her fine arts conceptual photography. She is a marketing, branding and social media strategy educator who is recognized at first sight by her very long hair. She is a creative who focuses on photography, videography, couture dress making, and writing to express the stories she needs to tell. She almost always has a camera within reach.


One lucky blue team winner will score all the blue team titles, including a copy of JADED by K.M. Robinson and your choice of any of my available YA titles (or a $10 gift card) since STRONGER THAN WORDS is available for free. But I love running secondary giveaways, so for this YASH I'm going to hook a second winner up with a $25 gift card for Amazon, B&N, Etsy, Society6, Target, Kohls, Best Buy, or Starbucks. If none of those gift cards work for you, you can also select to receive $25 USD via Paypal or your choice of any book(s) up to $25 in price from Book Depository or Wordery.

Most of the entries involve promoting STRONGER THAN WORDS. I haven't sold a book to a traditional publisher in several years, and although I'm still trying and I'll never give up, I would love it if more people read this uplifting and empowering story of overcoming adversity with the help of friends and loved ones. Bonus factors: strong women, sisterly love, adorable animals, iconic Portland settings, a love interest who is realistically flawed, and did I mention adorable animals?

You can read more about why the book is important to me on Goodreads, but I hope you check it out, especially if you loved GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE. At some point I will pull it off Swoon Reads and self-publish via Amazon, so it will not be available for free forever.

 To enter my secondary contest, just fill out the Rafflecopter below. The prompt for leaving a blog post comment is to share tips about how to handle the isolation and cabin fever that come with Social Distancing or to recommend a favorite book or TV series to help others stay busy while stuck at home.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In case you missed it (or my coffee-deprived brain goofed up and included more than one number on accident) my secret number is 5. Good luck!

Are you ready for more exclusive content, fantabulous secondary contests, and general YASH mayhem?!? Lea Nolan is next for the blue team!

As always, 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.