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Thanks to everyone who visited and participated. The next YA Scavenger Hunt will be in April. Stay tuned!
Welcome to the Fall 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!!!
I’m your host for this stop on the TEAM GREEN hunt!
Are you looking for my exclusive bonus content?! Well you’ll have to keep hunting. It’s hiding somewhere in the pages of Team Green…
YA Scavenger Hunt Rules
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM GREEN, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!)
HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN!
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will be counted.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast. This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, October 9th!
There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GREEN TEAM, but there is also a RED TEAM, GOLD TEAM, ORANGE TEAM, PURPLE TEAM & BLUE TEAM! Check out each team for a chance to win six different sets of signed books!
Now on to the hunt…
Today I am thrilled to host author Lish McBride!
Lish McBride is author of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer; Necromancing the Stone; Firebug; and the forthcoming Pyromantic. She’s also a bookseller at one of the biggest independent bookstores in Seattle (Third Place Books). She can’t knit, she never learned to juggle, and she hasn’t thrown a knife since elementary school.
Check out her gorgeous book, FIREBUG!
Ava is a firebug-she can start fires with her mind. However, she’s caught in a deadly contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia. She’s one of its main hitmen, and she doesn’t like it one bit. Especially because her mother’s death was ordered by Ava’s boss. When Venus asks Ava to kill a family friend, Ava rebels and flees with her two best friends…but they can’t run forever.
Ooooh, that cover is an 11 on the scale of amazing!
Time for the sneak peek at the sequel to Firebug, PYROMANTIC.
The man wasn’t whimpering, but he would be soon. He crouched on the floor, a line of bloody spit connecting him to the oh-so-white carpet Alistair hadn’t replaced yet. Sid hovered over him, fists at the ready to give the guy another good thump. I stood next to Alistair as he relaxed on his chair as if it were a throne. His face impassive, like he didn’t have a care in the world, a glass of whiskey dangling dangerously from his fingertips. The scene reminded me so much of Venus and Owen, her pet firebug, that I felt my stomach lurch. Standing next to Alistair didn’t make me Owen. I would never be that deranged or depraved. A small voice deep inside pointed out that I was already standing by watching someone get pummeled for crossing the Coterie. What made me really sick wasn’t what I was doing but that I agreed with Alistair on this one.
Matias was a mid level thug out of Philadelphia. He was some flavor of shifter, though I couldn’t remember what kind. He was part of a steady stream of idiots we’d caught trying to carve a piece of Boston for themselves. Alistair was still cementing his rule, and they saw that as a business opportunity. And while I didn’t agree with a lot of the Coterie’s business principles, I could see that Matias was dangerous. Selling drugs to humans was bad. Selling them to other creatures like us was dangerous beyond belief. Control and the ability to blend into humanity kept us safe. Matias endangered that safety, which meant he was endangering some people I held very dear. So I stood by and watched Sid get his hands dirty. Literally. His knuckles had split and bled and then healed, but the blood was still there, drying as I watched.
Matias spit, leaving a bright-red smear on the carpet. “I can give you a cut.”
Alistair held up his glass, swirling the whiskey in the light while pretending to think about what Matias was offering. Alistair wouldn’t take more than a sip or two while this was going on. Like many things about him, the whiskey was a part of the image he wanted to present. He wouldn’t actually drink while he was busy. Losing any kind of control didn’t appeal to him. “I don’t think you understand the situation, Matias. Money is not the problem. You are.” The amber liquid in his glass caught the light as he brought it down and took a sip. “And I think perhaps you aren’t taking this seriously.”
Matias spit again, this time aiming at Sid’s feet. “Your bunny can work me over all he wants. You think I’m a stranger to pain? That I can’t take anything he can dish out?”
Alistair sighed, handing his glass off. To everyone in the room, it looked like the glass disappeared. In reality, he’d handed it to Bianca, who was hiding behind her veil.
“The problem is, Matias, I don’t want to kill you.” He rested his chin in his hands, bored and immaculate, like the lazy god of Esquire magazine. “Well, that’s not entirely true. I don’t care enough to actually kill you. It’s a lot of work, you understand. Hiding bodies and all that—it’s a heck of a mess, and I’m not fond of mess. Ideally, you would just slime your way back to Philly, but then that leaves me with a problem. I have to convince you to leave in a way that doesn’t seem like weakness on my part and will sufficiently impress upon you what a mistake it would be to return. Unfortunately, you’re so stupid that a beating won’t work. Pain isn’t enough. You need nightmares.”
Matias laughed. “You think your bunny is capable of that?”
Sid’s mouth tightening was the only sign that Matias was getting to him. Knowing how touchy the drove could get with this kind of thing, I was strangely proud of his restraint.
Alistair sat up. “Oh, most certainly, but I think you’re going to need something a little flashier.”
I knew a cue when I heard one, so I stepped forward. Matias was really laughing now, spit spraying from his busted lip. I was close enough that I’m sure some got on my jeans. This is why I wear dark clothing to Coterie soirees. Matias relaxed, thinking Alistair was playing a joke.
Now it was my turn to get my hands dirty. I started slow, sparks flowing from my fingers like a cascade of fireworks. By the time I stood over him, my arms were bathed in flames and his laughter had dried up. Orange flames turned to blue as I kicked the temperature up. Matias lurched backward a foot before he caught himself, the effect of his sneer ruined by the sheen of panic sweat on his brow.
I crouched down so we were on the same level. “Forgive me, but I spaced out during the interrogation, and I can’t remember what you are. So before I get started, there’s something I need to know.”
A fine tremor shook his body as he croaked out, “What?”
Our noses almost touched as I leaned in. “Exactly how much damage can you heal?”
Want to know more about Lish and her books?
NOW don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Lish, and many more! To enter, you need to write down my favorite number, find all the other numbers on TEAM GREEN add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Thank you so much for visiting my website! While you’re here don’t forget to enter the bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt. Ten lucky winners will receive signed-by-me hardcover copies of RELENTLESS, the second book in the Hero Agenda series!
Good luck and happy hunting!!!
To continue on the GREEN TEAM hunt you’ll need to visit… SARAH AHIERS!
All of my winners have been contacted. If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry. More giveaways coming soon!
If you’re still finishing up the hunt, my number was 11.