YA Scavenger Hunt: Pink Team!

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Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! My name is Pintip Dunn, and I am your hostess for this Pintip croppedleg of the tour. I’m a NYT bestselling and of YA fiction, and I’m super excited about the scavenger hunt this year my newest book, STAR-CROSSED, releases today (October 2)! And “only one can survive . . .” Okay, not really! We will all survive this hunt, and be the better for it! Be on the lookout for my inspiration board for STAR-CROSSED, which you’ll come across if you continue on the hunt for the Pink Team!

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 Star-Crossed coveralso get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one 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 seven contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PINK TEAM–but there is also a red team, a blue team, a green team, a gold team, an orange team, and a purple 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 Team Pinknumbers of all the authors on the pink 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 7, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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61dzxivocl-_us230_Today, I am delighted to be hosting the Kristi Helvig on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Kristi Helvig is a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy writer. You can find her musing about space monkeys, Star Trek, and other random topics on Twitter. Kristi resides in sunny Colorado with her hubby, kids, and behaviorally-challenged dogs. Find out more about Kristi at http://www.kristihelvig.com.

You can find out more information by checking out Kristi’s website!

Now, feast your eyes on this beautiful cover….

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THE WING COLLECTOR

When a pair of faerie wings fetch big bucks online, 17-yo Lila Kincade realizes her kind aren’t just oppressed; they’re hunted.

Due to prejudice and hostility by humans, half-human/half-faerie Lila lives in a world where faeries are required to register with the government and bind their wings in order to look like everyone else.
Lila is haunted by repetitive dreams involving a shack in the woods, and when photos of dismembered wings appear in her school locker, she soon realizes that she is the killer’s prime target. As faerie corpses pile up around her, Lila embarks on a mission to save her race from extinction. She must figure out who she can trust and stop the killer before she—and all faeries— are obliterated forever.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

A note from Kristi:

Thanks so much for hosting me on this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt! For my bonus material, here is a prequel scene that leads right into the opening scene of THE WING COLLECTOR.

Friday, September 8th

5am 

I woke to the sound of my phone alarm, my heart pounding in my chest. A mixture of excitement and nervousness filled me. While in the shower, I decided my plan. I’d already asked Mom to borrow the car for the day, telling her I was going to school early for help with algebra and that I had to drive Kate to an appointment after school. I felt a little guilt about lying to them, but they wouldn’t have understood how important today was for me.

Today, I would be like a normal human girl meeting her boyfriend alone for the first time.

Technically, he wasn’t my boyfriend yet but I knew that would change after this morning. He would finally feel the same way about me that I’d been feeling about him.

I thought back to the note as I shampooed my hair. I had no idea what “things” he thought we would be doing, but I was only going to kiss him and that’s it. It would be my first kiss after all, so I wanted it to be memorable. That way, there wouldn’t be any chance of his touching my bindings, plus, he’d realize I wasn’t easy like some of the girls I’d heard he’d been with before me. I would be a challenge for him, and I’d have time to have my wings removed before things progressed further. By the time I was wingless, he’d be downright in love with me.

The shower steam filled the bathroom as I stepped out and grabbed the towel. I wiped the fog from the mirror and caught a glimpse of the water dripping from my yellow wings. They looked bright and almost perky. A pang of sadness pierced me. In a different world, I might have admitted they weren’t completely hideous. But it was what it was. The world wasn’t going to change, so I would. I grabbed my binding kit and got to work.

I was too nervous to eat, so I forced down some orange juice and glanced at my phone. 5:30a. I was thirty minutes away from heaven.

Kate would still be sleeping so I pulled out my phone to send her a quick text she’d see when she woke up. There was already a text from her from 2:00am the night before:

Can’t sleep worrying about you. I really wish u wouldn’t go today, but I know u will, so be safe. Talk to you b4 school.

Another text had followed at 2:01a:

Remember, don’t get carried away. You aren’t wingless yet. Love u.

I couldn’t wait to tell her all about the kiss at our lockers. Then she would see she had nothing to worry about. I texted back:

I’ll be fine. If I’m a little late, don’t worry.

It means he loves kissing me more than all those other skanks.

The streets were mostly quiet as I navigated Mom’s car down the streets toward Epping Forest. A light mist hung in the grey air as I turned onto Bury Road, though the sun was just about to peek over the horizon. I turned down another road and parked in the empty lot, trying to calm my racing heart. Maybe he had parked in a different lot. My wings started to beat erratically against the bindings—almost in a panic. A sliver of fear went through me but I ignored it. Everything was fine. Once I found Matt, I was sure my nerves would ease.

I walked to the forest’s edge and took a deep breath. Birds chirped in the trees and water gurgled from one of the nearby streams. I inhaled the earthy scent of the trees and steadied myself. There was no turning back.

I stepped into the woods.

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Doesn’t this book sound great???

You can find more about THE WING COLLECTOR here!

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Kristi Helvig, and more!

SECRET NUMBER

To enter, you need to know that STAR-CROSSED is the FOURTH world I’ve published! I have my FORGET TOMORROW trilogy, my stand-alones THE DARKEST LIE and GIRL ON THE VERGE, and now STAR-CROSSD! FOUR is such a nice number, isn’t it? In fact, it is my very favorite number. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PINK team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

BONUS GIVEAWAY

Forget Tomorrow paperback trilogyBefore you go, be sure to enter my bonus giveaway! I actually have another release today (October 2) . . . the paperback re-print of SEIZE TODAY, the third book of my NYT bestselling FORGET TOMORROW series! Now, you can own this entire series in paperback! To celebrate, I am giving away a full paperback set of the three novels in this series.

This prize includes: FORGET TOMORROW, REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and SEIZE TODAY.

This contest is open internationally and will run during the same time as the YASH competition.

Enter now: a Rafflecopter giveaway

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the website of May Freighter!

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STAR-CROSSED releases today!

The book of my heart, STAR-CROSSED releases today!

“You have to understand how it feels not to have food,” Carr says. “It’s like one of our senses has been taken aay. We crave taste, of any sort. And the most intimate thing you can give to another person is the taste of your emotion. The taste of your tears.” 

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Summary:

“Cleverly written, intriguing, and heart-wrenching.” – New York Times bestselling author Jodi Meadows

Princess Vela’s people are starving.

Stranded on a planet that lacks food, Vela makes the ultimate sacrifice and becomes an Aegis for her people. Accepting a genetic modification that takes sixty years off her life, she can feed her colony via nutrition pills. But her best friend is still getting worse. And she’s not the only one.

Now the king is dying, too.

When the boy she’s had a crush on since childhood volunteers to give his life for her father’s, Vela realizes her people need more than pills to survive. As tensions rise between Aegis and colonists, secrets and sabotage begin to threaten the future of the colony itself.

Unless Vela is brave enough to save them all…

Buy STAR-CROSSED now!

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Pre-order STAR-CROSSED…and make all your wishes come true!

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How to make your wishes come true in five easy steps!

  1. Pre-order STAR-CROSSED, in any format, at any retailer.
  2. Send receipt to pintip {at} pintipdunn {dot} com.
  3. Receive this super cute wishlet in the mail.
  4. Close your eyes, make a wish, and tie wishlet to you wrist.
  5. Your wish comes true when wishlet falls off!

Open internationally. Ends October 1, 11:59 pm Eastern. Wishlet comes in pink, black, and white. One wishlet per book. Limited quantity, so get yours now while supplies last!

And…finally…you do know that I don’t actually have any control over your wishes, righht??? Still, we can always hope…and you’ll get an adorable wishlet and the book of my heart out of it!

Amazon   Barnes & Noble    Kobo   Book Depository  iTunes   Books-a-Million   Google

The Darkest Lie and Girl on the Verge heavily discounted!

Holy moly macaroni!

‘Tis the week for book sales! In addition to The Darkest Lie being on sale for $2.99, I just found out that the e-book of Girl on the Verge is on sale for $0.99 at Amazon, Apple, Google, and Kobo!

Just think! You could get stocked up on both my contemporary thrillers for less than $4!

Don’t know how long this sale will last, so grab both books now if you like stories that are “refreshing, provocative . . . and impossible to put down!” (RT Book Reviews)

The Darkest Lie:

Amazon     Apple     Google    Nook   Kobo

Girl on the Verge:

Amazon     Apple     Google     Nook    Kobo

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YA Scavenger Hunt: Pink Team!

pink 2018Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! My name is Pintip Dunn, and I am your hostess for this Pintip croppedleg of the tour. I’m a NYT bestselling and of YA fiction, and I’m super excited about the scavenger hunt this year because yesterday was the cover reveal for my newest book, STAR-CROSSED, which releases on October 2 of this year! Be on the lookout for the never-before-seen first scene of STAR-CROSSED, which you’ll come across if you continue on the hunt for the Pink Team!

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 Star-Crossed coveralso get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one 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 six contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PINK TEAM–but there is also a red team, a blue team, a green team, a gold team, and a purple 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 Team Pinknumbers of all the authors on the pink 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 April 8, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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Today, I am delighted to be hosting the Lucinda Stein on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

A former librarian, Lucinda loves to read, review YA books on her blog (spellboundcafe.com), and create pics for her bookstagrams (on Instagram). She is currently working on her second YA novel.

You can find out more information by checking out Lucinda’s website!

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

JADEITE’S JOURNEY

Book summary:

Jadeite’s world comes crashing down on her when she learns futuristic United Society turns out not to be the perfect world it claims.To save her brother’s s life, Jadeite becomes an illegal ridgerunner and navigates between two worlds—one highly advanced and the other primitive. She’s attracted to a boy in each world, but one of them is out to kill her.

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Doesn’t that book sound great???

Check out Lucinda’s music playlist for Jadeite’s Journey

  1. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams-How Jadeite feels when she first meets Mattie, a hot boy from school…
  2. “She Sets the City on Fire” by Gavin DeGraw–When Mattie’s character begins to look questionable, and the perfect world of United Society slowly reveals its deadly flaws…
  3. “Lyin’ Eyes” by the Eagles-Mattie turns into a bully.
  4. “Beat it” by Michael Jackson-When Jadeite breaks up with Mattie… So beat it, just beat it
  5. “Hotel California” by the Eagles-Mattie’s father is a powerful government official. Mattie uses his father’s influence against Jadeite’s friends and family to force her to stay with him. She observes a frightening transformation and discovers deadly secrets hover in the halls of his family’s home.
  6. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten-Jadeite pretends to accept a relationship with Mattie in order to save her friends and family.
  7. “Stand by You” by Rachel Platten-Jadeite risks her life to save her younger brother.
  8. “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson-Danger deepens as Jadeite journeys over the Dark Ridge, and she must call upon her inner strength.
  9. “Invincible” by Kelly Clarkson-After Jadeite’s father is arrested, she takes his place as an illegal Ridge Runner.

You can find more about Jadeite’s Journey here!

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Lucinda Stein, and more!

SECRET NUMBER

To enter, you need to know that this the FOURTH calendar year I’ve been published! My debut, FORGET TOMORROW, came out in 2015. THE DARKEST LIE and REMEMBER YESTERDAY came out in 2016. GIRL ON THE VERGE and the SEIZE TODAY came out in 2017. And in 2018, STAR-CROSSED will come out in October! FOUR is such a nice number, isn’t it? In fact, it is my very favorite number. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PINK team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

BONUS GIVEAWAY

FullSizeRender (7)Before you go, be sure to enter my bonus giveaway! I am giving away the complete set of print copies of the three novels in my NYT bestselling series, Forget Tomorrow. This includes: FORGET TOMORROW, REMEMBER YESTERDAY, and SEIZE TODAY.

This contest is open internationally and will run during the same time as the YASH competition.

Enter now:a Rafflecopter giveaway

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the website of my dear friend, McCall Hoyle!

STAR-CROSSED Cover Reveal!

I’m so excited to share with you the cover for my new novel, Star-Crossed, which releases on October 2, 2018! This book is very near and dear to my heart, and I hope that you’ll love it as much as I do.

What do you think of this cover???? I absolutely adore it, as I think it perfectly captures the essence of Vela and Carr. I would love to hear your thoughts!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled Teen.

About Star-Crossed

Only one can survive…

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Star-Crossed by Pintip Dunn today!

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About Pintip Dunn:

Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School.
Pintip’s novel, FORGET TOMORROW, won the RWA RITA® for Best First Book. In addition, SEIZE TODAY is a 2018 RITA finalist. Her books have been translated into four languages, and they have also been nominated for the following awards: the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire; the Japanese Sakura Medal; the MASL Truman Award; the Tome Society It list; and the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her other titles include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, THE DARKEST LIE, GIRL ON THE VERGE, and the upcoming STAR-CROSSED and MALICE.
She lives with her husband and children in Maryland.

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