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Thursday, October 1, 2015

YA Scavenger Hunt -- RED TEAM!








Hi YASHers,


I’m happy to be hosting Lea Nolan in this round of the YA Scavenger Hunt!


Please note: In addition to the grand prize, I’m also giving away a signed copy of the UK edition of The Beautiful and the Cursed right here on my blog. Enter to win by leaving a comment and following this blog!


Also, if you need any guidance on how to play YASH head over to the main website!

Welcome, Lea!


About Lea: Lea Nolan is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance and YA. Her books for young adults feature bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose of magic, a draft of romance, and a sprinkle of history. She also pens smart, witty contemporary stories for adults filled with head-swooning, heart-throbbing, sweep-you-off your feet romance. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, she loves the water far too much to live inland. With her heroically supportive husband and three clever children, she resides in Maryland where she scarfs down crab cakes whenever she gets the chance.

About her new novel, ILLUSION:



Things aren't always as they appear…
New school. Cross-country move. Broken heart. If only these were Emma Guthrie's worst problems. Instead, she must battle a trio of enemies--human and spectral--who may or may not have joined forces against her and everyone she loves. All while pretending to be over Cooper Beaumont, her ex-boyfriend and true love, to shield him from her arch-nemesis's revenge.
Worse, when the fight escalates, Emma is tempted to use black magic, which will endanger her soul. As her enemies close in, join forces, and fight with new and dark magic she's never seen before, Emma must harness the power within her to fulfill an ancient prophecy, defeat a centuries-old evil, save her family, and reclaim the only boy she's ever loved.



ILLUSION sounds awesome! It’s the third and final book in Lea’s Hoodoo Apprentice series. If you’re playing the YASH game, Lea is giving away a copy of the first book, CONJURE as part of TEAM RED’s grand prize! Check out Lea and her other books too!


Now, for Lea’s BONUS CONTENT—a sneak peak from ILLUSION:


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A screech echoes through the woods. The sound is like a nail scraped against tin and raises the tiny hairs on the back of my neck. It’s the unmistakable caw of a crow. Spinning, I search the dimness for the source. Before my eyes can focus, a glossy black shadow bursts through a sheet of Spanish moss draped on a nearby live oak.

Shrieking, I cover my head with my hands and duck, then dart toward the path that brought me here. The bird pursues, flapping its large wings and gaining ground fast. With a whoosh, it swoops from the sky and slams into me, sinking its talons into my arm. I scream, then thrash around, trying to knock it loose. Its spiky nails clamp deeper into my flesh.


“Get off her!” Cooper’s voice booms.


Tears, the very best kind, surge. I’ve never been so happy to have him near. 


“Help!” I lamely shake my arm again, but the psychotic bird hangs on.

Cooper’s feet pound against the dirt as he races toward me and my winged assailant. As he draws close, the crow squawks, then jams its beak into my scalp, yanking out a clump of hair.


Pain, brilliant yellow and blinding, flashes across my vision. I wail, overcome.

“Emma, duck.”
I drop to my knees. Something hard thumps against the bird, launching it into the air like a golf ball from a tee. Its piercing caw bounces across the clearing. As the bird soars into the moonlit sky, it attempts to beat its wings, but something’s wrong. Only one of its feathered sides extends. Midair the shiny black crow stalls then careens back toward the earth. Just as I’m sure it’s headed straight for us, the lame wing unfolds then beats furiously to avoid what is sure to be a deadly collision. Veering off, it follows a wobbly flight path toward the shadowy forest.

Cooper tosses a long, heavy stick onto the ground, then reaches for my hand and pulls me to my feet. “Are you okay?” His wide hands clutch my arms as his eyes search mine.


“I—I think so.” My voice shakes as I work to process all that’s happened in the last few minutes. My temperature drops as shock sets in. Was it real, or just an immensely screwed-up dream? One glance at the slick streak of blood dripping down my skin confirms my new wound, though I can’t tell how bad it is until I see it in the light.


Grabbing me close, he wraps his strong arms around my back. The heady scent of his Cooperness swirls around me, filling me with familiar warmth that heads off my shock. My thoughts zoom to the red stain that has likely already smeared his polo. “I’m bleeding.” I try to pull away.


“I know.” He grips me close, like he’s fallen from a ship and I’m the only life preserver.


“But it’ll get it on your shirt.” A tear streams down the side of my face.


He pulls away, just enough to meet my gaze. “Who cares about my shirt? I thought I lost you, Emmaline.” Brushing his thumb against my cheek, he wipes away the salty liquid.


“But you didn’t. You saved me.”


“I was almost too late.” His voice is breathy and so full of despair it nearly breaks my heart.
 

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Oooh, I’m putting this series on my TBR list!


To read more, check out ILLUSION when it releases on October 5, 2015! You can also find out more about Lea and her books by visiting her website.
 And now, hunters, you’re on your way to author Lauren Saft’s post. I’m sure there are 26 reasons to love the author and book she is hosting (wink, wink).


Don’t forget, leave a comment and follow this blog to enter to win a signed UK copy of THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED!
 

65 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win The beautiful and the cursed. It's on my TBR list.

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  2. Yay! Thanks for this opportunity! :) This book is already on my tbr-list. ❤

    Fiona | ; A Girl Between the Pages

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  3. Thanks for participating in YASH, and for the bonus contest!

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  4. Thank you so much for the chance! :)
    It's on my TBR list.

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  5. Thanks for the extra giveaway, loved the bonus content! :D

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway. These covers are lovely :)

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  7. Thanks for participating in YASH :D And for the contest, I hope it's international!

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  8. Thanks for taking part in the hunt :) Following in Google plus.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Awesome giveaway! It's so great that you joined the hunt this fall! :)

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  10. Thanks for the chance! There's a lot of amazing books on this hunt!

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  11. Thanks for the opportunity and for being a part of YASH!

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  12. This is my first year doing this and I love finding new authors to follow and read! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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  13. Thanks for the extra giveaway...

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  14. thank you a lot for the additional giveaway , is it open to international as well?

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  15. Thank you for the giveaway and for participating in YASH!

    Melissa H.

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  16. Cannot wait to read these wonderful books!

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  17. Woooo!!! UK cover? Finally getting some UK representation in this hunt! Thanks for the chance :)

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  18. Following on Google+. Thanks for the chance!

    Tanyamarieward(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. WOOHOO! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Thanks for participating in YASH!

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  21. I really want to read Lea Nolan's books! Thanks for sharing her post and for participating in YASH :D

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in YASH, I will definitely be checking out your books as well as Lea Nolan and the other authors on the hunt!

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  23. thanks for participating in this giveaway and also thanks for the giveaway

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  24. Thanks for being a part of this awesome scavenger hunt! I'm having a blast working through these blogs and getting to know new authors!

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    1. Hi Melissa! You've won the UK copy of The Beautiful and the Cursed--congrats! Can you email me at page@pagemorganbooks.com with your address? Thanks!

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  25. thanks for taking part in YASH and for this extra giveaway! :)

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  26. thanks for the giveaway! I didn't even realize the YASH has started already:)

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  27. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  29. Thanks for participating in YASH and I am super excited to get the chance to win your book!

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  30. Thanks for participating in YASH and I am super excited to get the chance to win your book!

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  31. Thank you for the amazing giveaway! :)

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  32. gargoyles and paris? i'm in! thanks of hosting the giveaway.

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  33. I added Illusion to my TBR list too!

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  34. Can't wait to read The Beautiful and the Cursed! Thanks! :)

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  35. The Beautiful and the cursed ha been on my wishlist for ages! Hope I win!! Thank you for the amazing giveaway :)

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  36. Thanks for an extra chance at one of your books! I've been eyeing this for a while now :D

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  37. Eeek, thank you for this precious giveaway. <3 Fingers crossed :)

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  38. Like I could pass up a UK copy! They are gorgeous

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  39. I love collecting book editions from outside the U.S. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Thanks for the great giveaway and I am following!! :D

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  41. Thank ypu for the extra giveaway! *fingers crossed*
    The cover is so nice *-*

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  42. Thanks for the bonus giveaway :) I loved the first book and I love collecting alternate editions!

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  43. ohhh that is so exciting! thanks for participating in yash, i've had so much fun!

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  44. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I've heard such great things about your book, and I, too, need to add Lea's series to my TBR. And I love UK editions!

    rachelpatrick93ATyahooDOTcom

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  45. UK editions are always gorgeous. <3
    Thanks for being a part of YASH. :)
    Following blog via G+

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  46. Thank you for the giveaway! The Beautiful & The Cursed is one of my fave books ever!

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  47. This has been such a fun hunt!! Thanks for the giveaway offer!

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  48. I saw The Wondrous and The Wicked at the library the other day and really wanted to start the trilogy, but couldn't find The Beautiful and The Cursed anywhere. :'( Thanks for the chance and extra giveaway! :)

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