YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 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 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 72 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 PURPLE TEAM--but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a blue team, and an indie 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 listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the purple 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 3 2016, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST


Today, I am hosting Jennifer Brody on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Jennifer Brody's debut novel THE 13TH CONTINUUM sold to Turner Publishing in a 3-book deal and is being packaged into a feature film. The book is the first in a trilogy. She is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, and she lives and writes in LA. After studying film at Harvard University, she began her career in Hollywood. Highlights include working for Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and New Line Cinema, most notably on "The Lord of the Rings" films and "The Golden Compass."

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author's book here!

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT



One thousand years after a cataclysmic event leaves humanity on the brink of extinction, the survivors take refuge in continuums located in outer space, underwater, and underground. They're designed to sustain the human race until repopulation of Earth becomes possible. Against this backdrop, a group of young friends in the underwater Thirteenth Continuum dream about life outside their totalitarian existence, an idea that has been outlawed for centuries. When a shocking discovery turns the dream into a reality, they must decide if they will risk their own extinction to experience something no one has for generations—the Surface.

Today I’m sharing my dream film casting and director for my debut novel The 13th Continuum. I’m pleased to announce that my book series has already been optioned by some great producers for film. Currently, we’re looking for the perfect director to bring it life on the big screen. Before I was a writer, I worked in Hollywood at a movie studio on many films, including The Lord of the Rings films, The Golden Compass, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. So I know what a great film package looks like! I’m confidant that we’re going to find some amazing talent. So here’s my dream list!

Director—Alfonso Cuaron
(Gravity, Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

For many years, he’s been my favorite filmmaker. His visual style and storytelling abilities set him apart from almost everyone else working today. Not only did he direct my favorite Harry Potter film, but I think Children of Men is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I walked out of the theater shaking with excitement the first time I saw it. I’d love to find someone with his visual style to translate the book to film.

Myra Jackson—a young Zoe Kravitz
(X-Men: First Class, Divergent, Mad Max: Fury Road)

About Myra: lead protagonist, 16 years old, engineering apprentice, lives in the underwater colony the Thirteenth Continuum

The leads will be played by teen actors, so I’m hoping we’ll discover new talent—the next big up-and-coming star! But for the purposes of imagining them, I picture Myra as being played by a young Zoe Kravitz. Myra is descended from African-American and Indian-American ancestors, so it’s important that we cast a diverse actress to play her. Also, we need to find someone who can communicate both Myra’s toughness and her intellectual curiosity. Someone like Zoe Kravitz would be perfect!

Captain Aero Wright—a young Tom Hardy
(Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception, The Revenent)

About Aero: lead protagonist, 16 years old, soldier in the Interstellar Army of the Second Continuum, a space colony, skilled in Falchion-to-Falchion combat

Again, we’ll need to find the next big star! But I picture Aero as being a young version of Tom Hardy. I love his toughness and vulnerability, and ability to convey both of those traits non-verbally. Aero is a soldier first and foremost. He struggles to express his emotions. In fact, having emotions is forbidden in his colony, so he has to repress them.

President Elijah Wade—Idris Elba
(The Wire, Beasts of No Nation, Pacific Rim)

About Elijah Wade: he’s the President of the United States who is evacuated to the underwater Thirteenth Continuum, he’s also the first president of the colony, his daughter Elianna Wade is the Carrier for her colony

Elianna Wade—Halle Berry
(X-Men, Cloud Atlas, Catwoman)

About Elianna: the daughter of the President of the United States who is evacuated to the underwater Thirteenth Continuum, Carrier of the Beacon, Myra’s ancestor

Padre Flavius—Paul Giamatti
(Sideways, Straight Outta Compton, 12 Years a Slave)

About Padre Flavius: antagonist in the underwater Thirteenth Continuum, leader of an evil religious contingent and the Synod, which controls their government

Major Vinick—Vin Diesel
(The Fast and the Furious, The Chronicles of Riddick)

About Vinick: antagonist in the Second Continuum (space colony), one of the six Majors and second in command behind the Supreme General

So there you have it! My dream choices for casting the film version of my book. To learn more about these characters and find out if you agree with my choices, you’ll just have to read The 13th Continuum.


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Jennifer Brody, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 14. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the purple team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Joshua Mccune


To win a bonus prize of Temper jewellery, visit my Facebook page & leave me a comment!

Luck of the Irish Giveaway

Luck of the Irish

Luck of the Irish $250 Giveaway

March 17th to 31st

$250 Amazon.com Gift Code or $250 in Paypal Cash

Thanks to this Awesome Group of Authors & Bloggers have joined with me to bring you this fabulous prize!!

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Ends 3/31/16

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Winter Reading

Lots of my overseas friends are sharing their summer reading plans. It’s winter here and particularly chilly – which means perfect weather to curl in front of the fire with a good book.

Today I wanted to talk about a few I’m looking forward to from my publisher Month9 Books.

Of Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland

A captivating debut about the fragility of life, love, and perspective.

When Chase dies tragically, Alex embraces her own mortality. What she didn’t expect was that she’d have to make a choice: forget the years of pain and suffering once and for all, or linger as a spirit and get another chance at life and love.

Alex doesn’t hesitate to choose; she’d follow Chase anywhere. But the spirit world is nothing like she expected, and Alex finds she's forced to fight for her life once more. For even in a world where secrets are buried much deeper than six feet under, a legacy can continue to haunt you—and in a place this dangerous, no one is resting in peace.

A Whispered Darkness by Vanessa Edwards

When Claire Mallory's father leaves, her mom moves them to a new town and into a dilapidated Victorian house. The old house creaks and whistles, and smells . . . well, like it's been abandoned for years. But as the nights grow longer and the shadows take on substance, Claire wonders if the strange sounds and occurrences might be more than the house showing its age. Just as things start to pick up in Claire's love life, her mother becomes possessed. In an attempt to save her mother and their new home, Claire enlists the help of two boys, each of whom is interested in Claire for very different reasons. As she chooses one boy over the other, something dangerous is unleashed, and the spirits make their move. They aren’t content to moan and scream inside Claire’s house, or even control her mom. They want a taste of freedom, and they'll use Claire to get it. But is Claire strong enough to fight off the evil spirits, or will they claim her and her mom before it's all over?

Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather Reid

It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent. When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.

 

These will warm my evenings… and probably keep me awake until I finish.

What are you reading?

YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 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 signed 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 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the ORANGE TEAM--but enter the other teams' contests too for a chance to win a whole different set of signed 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 listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the orange 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, 5th April, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Mary Weber

Today, I am hosting Mary Weber on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Mary Weber is a ridiculously uncoordinated girl plotting to take over make-believe worlds through books, handstands, and imaginary throwing knives. In her spare time, she feeds unicorns, sings 80’s hairband songs to her three muggle children, and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. Author of the STORM SIREN trilogy, Mary lives in California, which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Joss Whedon, and the ocean. {Twitter @mchristineweber, Instagram @maryweberauthor, Blog: maryweber.com}


Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author's book here! STORM SIREN

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Storm Siren cover

In a world at war, a slave girl’s lethal curse could become one kingdom’s weapon of salvation. If the curse—and the girl—can be controlled.

As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth—meaning, she shouldn’t even exist.

Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war, or be killed.

Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she’s being prepared to fight . . . not to mention the handsome trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons.

But what if she doesn’t want to be the weapon they’ve all been waiting for?

Set in a beautifully eclectic world of suspicion, super abilities, and monsters, Storm Siren is a story of power. And whoever controls that power will win.

How STORM SIREN Originally Ended

 

Hey EVERYBODYYYYY! I’m excited to be a part of your blog hunt!! Hope you’re all enjoying it! :0)

Okay, for my post I’ve promised to confess to y’all that my fantasy novel, Storm Siren, originally had a DIFFERENT ending. Meaning, a less traumatic ending. Ahem. (For those who’ve read the book and suffered, don’t hate me. I promise book 2, Siren’s Fury, is out June 2nd.)

A week before the manuscript was due to my publisher I was standing over the stove making spaghetti and wondering what on earth I’d like to change up with the storyline for book 2 – when an addition to the last scene for book 1 popped in my head. I was like, “Ooooh.” And of course I promptly wrote it up and handed it to my daughters – one of whom laughed and said, “Um YES,” while the other threw it on the ground promising she would never read another book of mine if I ended it that way.

So clearly between the two responses, I had to go with it.

 However…I thought you might like a peek at that earlier ending, just to see what could’ve been. Here it is, from the point of view of my storm-wielding character, Nym. ;0)

 Picking up the knife, I slip it into my boot before kicking the mugplant jar over because suddenly a carved tribute seems pathetic compared to their loss. Compared to Colin’s gift.

I straighten the wrinkles from my overly-fancy, waste-of-a-good-fortune dress and slowly walk to the mirror.

With a few tugs at the clips, my Elemental hair slips free from its bun to fall in long snow flurries down my back. My eyes harden. I shake the siren awake and the cold from my bones just as a soft knock hits my door.

He doesn’t even wait for my “Enter.” Just opens the door, steps in, and pushes it shut behind him with his foot. In one, two, three strides he’s in front of me.

Eogan.

In one more he’s got my chin in his rough hand while slipping his other around my arm. That unruly lock of black hair all but conceals the intensity in his eyes as they search mine, sending my heart thudding and echoing with questions and uncertainty. About him. His future.

About us.

I rest my hand then my head on his chest, and for a moment, this is where I belong. None of the rest matters because my soul is at peace within me. I inhale his scent before lifting my head and sweeping my gaze over his neck and face, searching out the healing bruises, the scratches and cuts I can see, and the internal ones I can’t because they’re hidden behind that annoyingly unfair tweak of a smile.

Before I can say anything his lips are on mine. And my heart is swimming in hope.

Just for fun, I’ve included the above pics – which is how I imagine Eogan in my mind. Sort of a beautiful blending of Idris Elba & Yuya Matsushita.;0)

Alrighty – thank you for having me, guys!! Hope you enjoy the rest of the hunt!!!!!

May the odds be ever in your favor.

xo

~M


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Mary, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the orange team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Please say hello to me on Twitter @becknicholas or on Facebook Beck Nicholas Author for a chance to win an extra signed copy of LIFER.

CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!
Mindy McGinnis
http://writerwriterpantsonfire.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/yash-post.html

Lifer

I'm so excited to have Lifer out there in the world. So far the reviews have been great, and I'm so glad people are enjoying Asher and Blank's story.

Below is a picture of the paperback - I don't think I'll ever get tired of holding a book I've written in my hands.

Lifer.jpg

Nail that first page

Something we all hear early on when we’re starting out writing is to have a great first line/paragraph/page and it makes sense. From editors to readers we know we need to hook them on that first page. People are busy and we want them to read on.

But how?

For me it’s usually a lot of pre-thinking, waiting until I have a start I’m happy with before writing. Then it’s all about the re-writing and listening to advice from those trusted first readers.

Unfortunately there’s no one perfect solution for a great first page and it’s one of those ‘know it when you see it’ things but there are a few ways to help make the magic happen.

  • Make it interesting.
  • Try to raise a question that will make the reader keep reading to find the answer. It doesn’t have to be a big question but we need to care about the answer.
  • This one is personal preference but I prefer to meet a character straight away who I want to know more about.
  • Write a first page that makes you want to read on yourself. You’re your first reader.

Remember that first page is a promise, it sets the tone for the rest of the book and if you don’t follow through it will break the reader’s trust.

The wonderful thing is that you don’t have to get it right first time. Be willing to cut and polish to make that first page shine.

 

Freshly Squeezed is running a great contest for aspiring authors to get feedback on their first page. Take a look here:

http://www.freshlysqueezedreads.com/2014/10/announcing-the-page-one-blitz/

YASH Winner

The YA Scavenger hunt is over and what a whirlwind it was. I met so many great readers and added lots of books to my own to be read pile.

Thanks everyone who joined in to make it such a great event.  The winners are already up on the site.

Thanks too for the enthusiasm for Fake.  I’m happy to announce the winner of the extra contest run on my page is Cassidy S.

Cassidy, your signed copy of Fake will be heading your way soon.

What was your favourite thing about the hunt?

YA Scavenger Hunt is Live!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 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 signed 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 72 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 GREEN TEAM--but there is also a blue team, a gold team, an orange team, a red team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed 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 listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the green 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, 5th October, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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Kimberly Sabatini

Today, I am hosting Kimberly Sabatini on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Kimberly Sabatini is a former Special Education Teacher who is now a stay-at-home mom and a part-time dance instructor for three and four year olds. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and three boys. Kimberly writes Young Adult fiction and is represented by Michelle Wolfson of Wolfson Literary Agency. TOUCHING THE SURFACE is her debut novel. (Simon Pulse – Simon & Schuster)


Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author's book here! TOUCHING THE SURFACE

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Touching the Surface 

cover

Experience the afterlife in this lyrical, paranormal debut novel that will send your heart soaring. When Elliot finds herself dead for the third time, she knows she must have messed up, big-time. She doesn’t remember how she landed in the afterlife again, but she knows this is her last chance to get things right. Elliot just wants to move on, but first she will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed. As she pieces together the secrets and mistakes of her past, Elliot must find a way to earn the forgiveness of the person she’s hurt most, and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.


THE ORIGINAL OLIVER

In TOUCHING THE SURFACE, Oliver is a sixteen-year-old teenager. Love it or hate it--Oliver often gets proclaimed as one of the boys in a “love triangle” with Elliot. The truth is this was never my intention. I’ve always thought of all the relationships in my book to be a bit more unique and complicated. More like a cast of characters in a complicated love knot. If you’ve read TTS, I’d hope you would agree. But if you haven’t read it yet, I don’t expect you to just take my word for it. Here’s a sample of Elliot and Oliver’s very first meeting in an early draft of TTS. This was the original version that sold to my publisher. As you can see, calling their relationship part of a love triangle would be a little weird…

Elliot and Oliver
Original Draft of TOUCHING THE SURFACE

A small curly blonde head smacked the underside of my chin making my eyes water.

“Ellllliotttttt!” squealed the slight child, who was acting as if he was a long-lost organ of mine. I maneuvered this wiggly force of nature so I could get a better look at him, all while wondering how he knew my name. He had bright green eyes and they lit up his whole face, but nothing about him was familiar. Despite his strange behavior or maybe because of it, I couldn’t help but laugh at him, which made him giggle, leading me to laugh harder than before. I think we would have stayed there for quite a while, entertaining each other, if Mel hadn’t shown up.

“There you are, Oliver. I should have known you wouldn’t be able to wait at the table to meet Elliot.” She chuckled too.

“But I’ve been waitin’ and waitin’ for her,” Oliver pouted.

“I know you have,” Mel said.

“He’s been waiting for me?” I asked curiously.

“I’ve been telling him all about you Elliot.” Mel gave Oliver a wink. “This is the boarder who is staying with me. I told you he was the cutest little thing.”

“And you were right.”

I thought about untangling myself from Oliver, but found the idea very unappealing. Instead I buried my head in his downy blonde curls, inhaling the subtle scent of shampoo--the kind of shampoo that would make lots of bubbles.

While I sniffed, Oliver’s hands reached around the back of my head and threaded themselves through the hair of my ponytail. His body immediately relaxed against mine and he popped his right thumb into his mouth. I was flooded by an unexplainable connection with this little boy. I had never experienced anything like this before.

“How old is this little Casanova?” I asked Mel.

“Four.”

I had been right.

“Is he like this with everyone?”

“He’s lovable.”

“But is he...” I was having trouble explaining the deep connection that had sprung up so quickly. I looked up and met Mel’s eyes.

“Nope. This is a bit unusual,” Mel said quietly.

“Have you ever seen this happen before?” I questioned.

“Just once.”

So, there you have it--a very unlikely slice of a love triangle. Not a healthy one anyway. People who have romantic relationships with four-year-olds usually end up in the security lockdown wing of a prison.

But even though my original vision for TTS was a bit different than the final result, I loved the recommendation to age young Oliver up to a sixteen-year-old. To date it’s my favorite revision ever. He’s a much more interesting character now. Because he grew and evolved, the story expanded in many beautiful ways that will always stick with me. And maybe it’s because I’m a mom, but I had the best time figuring out who my young Oliver was going to grow up to be.

If you’d like a sneak peek of Oliver at sixteen, you can read a sample of TOUCHING THE SURFACE on Wattpad at http://www.wattpad.com/37019464-touching-the-surface. This same scene (but with the older Oliver) is on page 9 and 10 of the posted excerpt. I would love to know what you think. And if you stop by Wattpad to read it (leaving a comment, heart or star) you’ll already have what you need for a 10+ entry for the TOUCHING THE SURFACE rafflecopter giveaway on my YA Scavenger Hunt page. You’ll be in the running to win a signed copy of TTS for you and one for your favorite library. Thanks for participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt!!!!!


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Kimberly, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the green team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Please enter the contest below for an extra signed copy of FAKE.

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!
Caragh M. O'Brien
http://www.caraghobrien.com

YA Scavenger Hunt

Hello Everyone! It's that time again. We have less than two weeks until the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you reserved plenty of time for this one because there isn't just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that's right, I said 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fun for all you readers out there! So let's get started!

TEAM RED INCLUDES:

 

TEAM GOLD INCLUDES:

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TEAM GREEN INCLUDES:

 

TEAM ORANGE INCLUDES:

 

TEAM INDIE INCLUDES:

 

TEAM BLUE INCLUDES:

There are so many books here I don't even know where I would begin. I hope you all are as excited as I am! The YA Scavenger Hunt begins at noon pacific time on Thursday, October 2nd and runs through Sunday, October 5th (early Friday until early Monday Aussie time). That means to get through the entire hunt you'll need to go through 1.5 teams per day!

Leave a comment below to tell me which team you are the most interested in checking out!

Fake is nearly here!

What a whirlwind and a wait this journey is.

There is a month (A whole month! ONLY a month!) today until the official release of FAKE. Or as it could be called, the Fake release… which can get kind of confusing. There’s been the excitement of the Fake cover and not so long ago that magic moment of holding the real Fake book in my hands at last. A dream come true.

Fake in Hand.jpg

As a part of that I’ve planned my very first book signing, although since it’s a Fake signing I’m not sure it counts.

It’s 3rd of October at Collins Booksellers Edwardstown.

I’m super excited for other firsts ahead like seeing it on the shelves. I can’t wait to hear from readers and hope everyone loves Kath and Sebastian as much as I do.

Lifer Cover Revealed

Tremendous excitement here today with the reveal of the cover for Lifer. Check it out, along with the blurb, in the books section. Seeing my cover is a hugely special step on this journey and I can't wait to hold the real thing in my hands.

In the meantime I've been busy working on the Lifer sequel and it's been so much fun spending time with the characters (not so much for them but that's the joy of being an author). I'm also working on research for a fun road trip based YA contemporary which is a change but just as fun as the sci-fi.

What do you look for in a sequel?

Any good road trip stories to share?

It's Official!

Publisher's Marketplace
LIFER Young Adult
Beck Nicholas' LIFER in which a teen slave girl aboard a spaceship finds herself in the middle of an uprising, and a teen boy back on Earth searches for his forgotten past in the midst of a brewing rebellion, pitched as The Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky, to Georgia McBride at Month9Books, in a two-book deal, for publication in 2014 and 2015, by Ali McDonald of The Rights Factory (US).