The hunt is over!
Thanks to everyone who visited and participated. The next YA Scavenger Hunt will be in October. Stay tuned!
Welcome to the Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!!!
I’m your host for this stop on the TEAM TEAL 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 Teal…
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 TEAL, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!)
HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN TEAL!
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, APRIL 3RD, 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 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, April 3rd!
There are NINE 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, PINK TEAM, PURPLE TEAM, TEAL TEAM, & BLUE TEAM! Check out each team for a chance to win nine different sets of books!
Now on to the hunt…
Today I am thrilled to host author Alexandra Sirowy!
Alexandra Sirowy is the author of the YA thrillers THE CREEPING and THE TELLING. She went to a women’s college as an undergraduate, studied the invisible forces that make countries and people behave as they do as a graduate student, and likes writing about girls who rescue themselves, true love and friendship, small town secrets, and monsters and heroes who look like me and you. She lives in Northern California with her husband and very naughty dog. Find out more about Alexandra and her books at alexandrasirowy.com
Are you ready to find out more about her upcoming book, THE TELLING?
“Lana used to know what was real. That was before, when her life was small and quiet. Her golden stepbrother, Ben, was alive. She could only dream about bonfiring with the populars. Their wooded island home was idyllic, she could tell the truth from lies, and Ben’s childhood stories were firmly in her imagination.
Then came after.
After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten: Love, blood, and murder.”
Today I am so excited to share Alexandra’s inspiration (and a very cool inspiration board) for THE TELLING….
Hi, and thank you for hosting me on your blog, Tera! I’m excited to be sharing some exclusive content about my upcoming YA thriller, THE TELLING, out August 2nd from Simon & Schuster BFYR.
THE TELLING is a lot of things – a mystery, a story of heroes and villains, and a summertime thriller – but more than anything, this is a story about ordinary teenagers who go to extraordinary lengths for love, revenge, justice, and to survive. It’s a character driven suspense novel, which is why there are people in most of the pictures on this inspiration board.
I had the idea for THE TELLING while I was visiting a small island on the Puget Sound in Washington. I’d just sold my first book, THE CREEPING, and I was looking to start my second. This island was idyllic – indigo blue waters, bonfire dotted gray beaches, a picture-perfect main street with kids playing in front of a bakery, rambling, green berry fields, and the white sails of boats. All of it was impossibly beautiful, and I started thinking, what’s under the surface? What’s going wrong here? Who would want to escape this island? Why? I started coming up with the voice of a character – a boy who hadn’t grown up on the island but whose mom married a man with a daughter there. I started imagining the fairy tales they’d tell each other as kids and the adventures they’d have exploring the island. I pictured their friends. I imagined the boy and girl grow into teenagers and how high school would treat them differently. In my head all of this was the backstory, the before the pages of the book would even start. I needed the mystery – the plot that would send these kids spiraling toward something dark and twisted.
One morning while I was watching sailboats and fishing rigs leave the harbor, I spotted a teenage girl across the water in a dinghy. She was alone and paddling. There was something about her that made me think she was looking for someone. And it hit me, she was my protagonist, the girl who’d grown up on the island who I’d been thinking about. The girl who’d listened to fairy tales told by a step-brother who was no longer there because something dark and mysterious had taken him away. And the girl in the dinghy wasn’t searching for him; she was searching for his killer.
How amazing does that sound? That is 11 kinds of cool. Not only makes me want to read the book, but also makes me want to plan a trip to Puget Sound!
Want to know more about Alexandra and THE TELLING?
NOW don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Lindsay, and many more! To enter, you need to write down my favorite number, find all the other numbers on TEAM TEAL 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, in addition to the copy of TEN THINGS SLOANE HATES ABOUT TRU that I’ll be sending to the TEAM TEAL winner. Ten lucky winners will receive copies ARCs of RELENTLESS the second book in the Hero Agenda series!
Good luck and happy hunting!!!
To continue on the TEAM TEAL hunt you’ll need to visit… ADI RULE
All of my winners have been contacted. If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry. I have more ARCs to share. More giveaways coming soon!