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.



SECONDARY GIVEAWAY!

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. 



23 comments:

  1. Dare devil is a nice watch.. also I hear ozark is worth checking out.

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  2. This scavenger hunt is crazy. So many authors you discover and want to linger on, but then you have to keep going. So bittersweet.

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  3. I am not staying at home since I am in the medical field and have patients to see but I have been recently obsessed with Schitt's Creek on Netflix when I have free time. Thanks for the hunt!

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  4. As a nurse, I can't stay home but my husband is teaching our kids to cook so many different things now that they have lots of time together

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  5. Finding a new routine has helped my outlook tremendously. It took three weeks, but it's what I needed to feel normal as possible. I'm making sure I exercise and stay hydrated too.

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  6. I do still have to work but I've been watching lock and key on Netflix.

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  7. reading - cleaning out and redoing rooms - doing stuff in the yard

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  8. we're on shelter in place order in Boston. it's not mandatory that you CANT leave your house, but as close to as they can get without rolling out police to enforce things. my grocery store that normally closes at 10 closes at 6 now, all non-essential stuff is shutdown (which means as a bartender i'm out of work).but i've been reading, getting the million projects i always have around the house done, and curating my cat's instagram (you laugh but @rothecitykitty has more followers than i do lol).

    and i mean i am getting house projects DONE. cleaning out my eave/attic thing, finally hanging those shelves up, putting the paintings in the stairwell gallery, painting pictures, started printing the leafing of book edges (that's cool, my very own custom books with "sprayed" edges). i've whooped out all the power tools, so that's definitely fun. i'm trying to make the most of it

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  9. I am in a stay at home order state. I am just catching up on some reading, tv shows, and some work from home.

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  10. I am under a stay at home order but we just moved into our house so I've been unpacking and painting which is how I'm currently coping. That and taking the dog for long walks in our new neighborhood which she is enjoying immensely! lol.

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  11. My city/county has a stay at home order. The state where I am a school librarian has cancelled and gone to online school for the rest of the school year. So I'm home reading and watching tv and on social media a lot to connect to my friends and family. I'm also enjoying any nice days we have by sitting outside in my fenced back yard and enjoying my dogs being able to run and play.

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  12. I am staying at home. I spend most of my time binge watching and working on my coursework.

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  13. I am living in a state with a stay at home order. Making sure to have plenty of time for friends and family even while I'm balancing college online (thanks to the virus). I think the balance is important.

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  14. We are under lock-down where I live (Austria) and thankfully I don't mind it as much as some people do. I stick my nose into a book and binge watch favorite series and wait it out.

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  15. I'm still at work.
    I recommend cleaning out your clothes´. It helps clear the mind.

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  16. We are on lockdown. Reading a lot and playing board games with my family.

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  17. I've been binging on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, among anime, and movies. When I am not working on remote work, I like to de-stress with crafts, games, and music!

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  18. give your self breaks and time outs even tho we are instay at home orders sometimes u need to find a room or a place and check out for a while naps are sometimes ur best friend durring this

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  19. I am reading lots of novels and doing lots of puzzles!

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  20. I don't live in NYC thank God, but I am in upstate NY and it sucks with all the boredom. I don't have Coronavirus thank the Lord. Staying positive is not easy, but for those who believe in the power of prayer and Jesus and can boost your mood.

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  21. Stay at Home orders for me. Thankfully I already worked from home, so not too much different. I've been doing clean-up projects I've been putting off for too long. House is looking much cleaner :D

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  22. I'm under stay at home order, I am organising books, clothes and life!

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  23. Right now, I am under Stay at Home orders. To keep me busy, I am working on Chegg.com, reading books, seeing webinars as part of my job, and working on an art submission for a contest Michaels has on their website. Plus, I watch videos and listen to music on the computer, which mostly relaxes me. :D But, if I need to, I am still free to go out to the stores.

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