Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! My name is Pintip Dunn, and I am your hostess for this leg of the tour. Be on the lookout for a DELETED SCENE from my #ownvoices YA rom-com, DATING MAKES PERFECT, which released on August 18. This book is very near and dear to my heart, featuring a nearly all Thai-American cast! If you like fake dating, enemies-to-lovers, and heartwarming family dynamics, this might be the book for you!
You’ll come across this DELETED SCENE if you continue on the hunt for the RedTeam!
This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one e-book or physical book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 hours!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are three contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a purple team and a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of books! If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
Entry Form: 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.
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 4, at noon, Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am delighted to be hosting Kristy Centeno for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Kristy Centeno loves to spin tales of creatures that go bump in the night, with a sprinkle of romance to top them off. Her passion for writing stems from a lifelong enjoyment of reading and the pleasure derived from the magical worlds created by authors like her. She prefers her female leads strong, independent, and stubborn who will stop at nothing to save their loved ones and protect those they care for.
You can find out more information by checking out Kristy’s website!
Now, feast your eyes on the beautiful cover of CROSSED!
Bryn McCaskey lived by simple rules: kill demons, never use magic against school bullies, and avoid running her mouth in front of her Grams.
It all seemed easy enough to follow.
Until Rhyzel Connor rolled into her life.
Suddenly everything she thought she knew about demons is put to the test as she finds herself teaming up with the most unusual of teammates to save a fellow witch from a hit.
Only problem is she doesn’t know how trustworthy Rhyzel is.
When magic is involved a good outcome isn’t always guaranteed and Bryn will have to put her neck on the line to get to the bottom of the well, even if it means unmasking Rhyzel and everything he stands for in an attempt to solve the biggest mystery she’s ever come across.
Check out this excerpt:
The roar of an engine speeding in our direction drew the Snotty Four’s attention away from me and to a piece of black and green hunk of metal on two wheels headed right for us. Karen and Natasha squealed as the front tire of a beautiful Yamaha motorcycle sped toward them. They jumped to the side, leaving Marianne, Jill, and me in its destructive path.
Marianne and Jill released their iron grip on me and quickly hightailed it after their besties, rushing to the parking lot of the abandoned restaurant to my left as the motorcycle screeched to a stop a mere three feet from my right foot. I had a mini heart attack, but instead of running for cover, I stood frozen to the spot as if my shoes had been superglued to the sidewalk.
I brought my gaze up to the rider, unsure if I should thank him or curse at him. Who the hell drove their motorcycle off the road and right in the direction of five teenagers? No one. Not unless they were crazy, drunk, or stupid. Or all three. There were a lot of psychos out there nowadays.
“Hey, jerk!” Karen yelled at the stranger, who failed to acknowledge her.
Instead, he lifted the helmet off his head and directed a set of green eyes at me. His hair was the color of copper and contrasted against his pale skin. He was very attractive, there was no denying that, but something about him instantly put me on alert.
For starters, no normal person had specks of red in their irises along with their natural color. Second, he gave out an interesting vibe. Like he was surrounded by some inner force that, although invisible, I could still sense.
Doesn’t this book sound amazing? You can buy CROSSED here!
MY FAVORITE NUMBER
In order to enter the Red Team’s grand prize giveaway, you need to know that I’ve picked EIGHT as my favorite number. You want to know why? Because DATING MAKES PERFECT is my eighth published book! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the RED team, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Before you go, be sure to enter my bonus giveaway! I am giving away a hardcover copy of MALICE. This book is about a girl who finds out that a boy in her class will one day create a virus that wipes out half the world. She must decide if she can take his still-innocent life today…in order to save millions in the future. Timely, huh? I promise that it is brimming with a swoony Thai boy with blue hair, twisty time travel, impossible moral choices, and epic romance!
This contest is open internationally (so long as Book Depository ships there!) and will run during the same time as the YASH competition.
For a chance to win a hardcover of MALICE, you can enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the website of Margot Harrison!