It's that time of year again! And, gosh, do we have some goodies for you. Check out the Blue, Red, and Purple Teams in this season's YA Scavenger Hunt--sadly, the very last YASH!
As you can see by the appearance of The Marcella II in the upper lefthand corner of the above image, I am on the PURPLE team.
Each team is a separate contest. You can enter one or all three. The winner collects a book from each author on the team. That's twenty books for one lucky winner, and a total of three winners!
In addition to books, many participating authors are running their own giveaways. I'm giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of The Marcella II. Enter at the bottom of this post.
In order to enter for a chance to win the books from the PURPLE team, you need to add up the favorite numbers of the authors on my team. Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify. Keep reading to learn my favorite number.
My guest author for this season's YASH is the awesome Candace Robinson. Candace spends her days consumed by words and hoping to one day find her own DeLorean time machine. Her life consists of avoiding migraines, admiring Bonsai trees, watching classic movies, and living with her husband and daughter in Texas—where it can be forty degrees one day and eighty the next.
Lark Espinoza could get lost in her music—and she's not so sure anyone in her family would even care to find her. Her trendy, party-loving twin sister and her mother-come-lately Beth, who's suddenly sworn off men and onto homemaking, don't understand her love of cassette tapes, her loathing of the pop scene, or her standoffish personality. For outcast Lark, nothing feels as much like a real home as working at Bubble's Oddities store and trying to attract the attention of the cute guy who works at the Vinyl shop next door—the same one she traded lyrical notes with in class.
Auden Ellis silences the incessant questions in his own head with a steady stream of beats. Despite the unconditional love of his aunt-turned-mother, he can't quit thinking about the loss of his parents—or the possibility he might end up afflicted with his father's issues. Despite his connection with lyric-loving Lark, Auden keeps her at arm's length because letting her in might mean giving her a peek into something dangerous.
When two strangers arrive in town, one carrying a mysterious, dark object and the other playing an eerie flute tune, Lark and Auden find that their painful pasts have enmeshed them in a cursed future. Now, they must come to terms with their budding attraction while helping each other challenge the reflection they see in the mirror. If they fail, they'll be trapped for eternity in a place beyond reality.
Here's Candace's exclusive content:
Lyrics & Curses Playlist
"Space Oddity" - David Bowie
"Love Is A Battlefield" - Pat Benatar
"Safety Dance" - Men Without Hats
"I Wanna Be Sedated" - Ramones
"Once In A Lifetime" - Talking Heads
"Boys Don't Cry" - The Cure
"When Doves Cry" - Prince
"Personality Crisis" - New York Dolls
"Edge of Seventeen" - Stevie Nicks
"Limelight" - Rush
YOU NEED TO KNOW that my favorite number is 8.
ENTER MY GIVEAWAY
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep hunting, visit author Colleen Houck's website here. Best of luck!
If you get stuck, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.