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YA Scavenger Hunt – Fall 2018

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! My name is Maggie Ann Martin and this is my first time ever participating in the hunt! See? There’s me and my beautiful books!

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! On 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 120 hours!

Be sure to check out my additional giveaway for a copy of TO BE HONEST at the end of the page!!

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 gold team, a green team, 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 listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue 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.

 

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Today, I am SO thrilled to be hosting Dawn Ius, author of Lizzie.

 

DAWN IUS is an author, screenwriter, professional editor, book coach, and communications specialist. She is the author of three contemporary young adult novels published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster)—Anne & Henry, Overdrive, and Lizzie, as well as 16 educational graphic novels for the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, and a TV script for the forthcoming animated Nickelodeon show, Rainbow Rangers. She lives in St. Albert, Alberta with her husband and two very big, slobbery dogs.

 

Learn more about Dawn by visiting her website, and be sure to get your copy of Lizzie here!

 

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

From acclaimed author Dawn Ius comes an edge-of-your-seat reimagining of one of the most chilling mysteries in modern history—Lizzie Borden.
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And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Maggie Ann Martin, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is ** 77 **. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue 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! Check out Jolene Perry’s page here!

 

TO BE HONEST GIVEAWAY

I’ll be giving away my an additional copy of TO BE HONEST to one lucky participant in the YA Scavenger Hunt. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to secure your chance to get a copy of TBH!

 

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To Be Honest Book Tour

 

I am SO thrilled to announce that I will be going on a Midwest book tour for TO BE HONEST. Click on the cities below to RSVP on Facebook!

 

8/25 | West Des Moines, IA

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Jordan Creek Barnes & Noble

 

9/5 | Westlake, OH

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Crocker Park Barnes & Noble

 

9/7 | Cincinnati, OH

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

 

9/8 | Downers Grove, IL

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Anderson’s Bookshop

 

9/9 | Iowa City, IA

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Coral Ridge Barnes & Noble

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TO BE HONEST Pre-Order Giveaway

Each and every person who has shown their early love and appreciation for TO BE HONEST means the world to me. So, I’d like to give a little something to all of you. If you pre-order TO BE HONEST or request it at your local library, you will automatically win a signed bookmark, sticker, and personalized book plate. After that, you’ll be entered to win one of the levels of prizes below!

Already have your proof of pre-order? Fill out the pre-order form to claim your prizes! 

Now, let’s take a peek at what you’ll be able to win!

Everyone who pre-orders a copy of TO BE HONEST will get a signed and personalized book plate, a signed bookmark, a “Newsflash: Fat isn’t a bad word” sticker.

 

2 lucky random pre-orderers will win everything from level one, plus a “Your Future is Bright” notebook, floral pencil case, and pencil with an encouraging message on it.

 

1 grand prize winner will win everything from all three levels, plus a “You’re gold, baby, solid gold” tumbler.

 

How to enter: 

  1. Pre-order a copy of To Be Honest (ISBN: 978-1250183156) or e-book (ISBN: 978-9781250184740) from your favorite online retailer, or request it from your library. Here are some helpful links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Book Depository, Google PlayIndie Bound, Indigo, iTunesPowell’s, Target
  2. Take a screenshot or picture of your proof of pre-order.
  3. Fill out the pre-order form.
  4. Tell your friends to pre-order and enter to win these prizes until August 20, 2018 at 11:59pm CST! 

**This giveaway is open Internationally. Anyone can enter before TO BE HONEST’s release date on August 21, 2018. If you are having any problems filling out the pre-order form, feel free to reach out to me via my contact form.

 

 

 

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Pre-Order Giveaway WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered their copy of THE BIG F! It should now be securely in your hands, and I hope you’re enjoying Danielle’s story.

As promised, you all will be getting your personalized book plate, signed book mark, Carpe that Effing Diem sticker, and THE BIG F postcard.

Winners: Ashley R., Michelle P., Jennifer C., Nicole S., Danielle M., Joni L., Julie D., Grace B., Hana B., Katie A., Tay R., Caroline V., Larissa W., Lori T., Demi G., Steph T., Erin M., Ashley L., Sue S., Cindy T., Sheila S., Teresa R., Allie W., Alyssa Z. Suzy M., Robin M., Kayla R., Laura L.

Now onto the two lucky winners who get everything that the pre-order level won, plus the Make it Effing Fabulous notebook and the Carpe that Effing Diem bag.

Winners: Robin M. & Danielle M.

And the grand prize winner of everything mentioned above PLUS the super cute Eff That hoop (that I realllly want to keep for myself!)

Drum roll….

Winner: Alyssa Z!!

Congrats to everyone who won, and I’m so thankful to everyone who supported this book early. It makes my heart so happy. Winners, you will be contacted this morning to confirm your address!

 

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YA Read-a-Romance Month GIVEAWAY!

This one’s for all of you YA romance lovers out there. I’m so happy to announce an amazing giveaway of 10 physical copies of YA romance novels (including THE BIG F!) to one of you lucky winners, and 10 e-book copies of 10 romance novels to another winner. International contestants are eligible from any country where Book Depository ships for free. You have until the end of August to enter! 

Are you a romance blogger? We’re doing something extra special for you! You’ll get extra entries in the Rafflecopter as a thank you for your tireless effort and dedication in reviewing our books, to helping promote our work and the romance genre in general, and for being such supportive cheerleaders!

Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! And don’t forget to check out the other nine sponsoring authors’ websites!

OFFICIAL RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

Betsy Aldredge

Sara Biren

Linda Budzinski

Julia Day

Larissa Hardesty

L.H. Nicole

Shaila Patel

Amy Patrick

J.C. Welker

RULES:

Ends 8/31/17 at 11:59pm EST. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. You must be at least 18 years old to enter or have your parent’s permission. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and notified by email within 48 after the end of the giveaway. You will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. All decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary based on the number of eligible entries received. If a mailed prize is returned for whatever reason, another winner will be chosen. None of the sponsoring authors are responsible for any lost, stolen, or misdirected prizes. Each sponsoring author is solely responsible for providing their book to you directly. This giveaway is not affiliated with any social media accounts associated with any of the sponsoring authors.

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THE BIG F Pre-Order Giveaway!

I want to give a little something back to everyone who pre-orders a copy of The Big F! Pre-orders help authors make the biggest sales impact possible in the first week of their release (plus, if you pre-order on Amazon, you’re guaranteed to get the book at the lowest price possible!)

Already have your proof of pre-order? Fill out the pre-order form to claim your prizes! 

Now, let’s take a peek at what you’ll be able to win!

Everyone who pre-orders a copy of The Big F will get a signed and personalized book plate, a signed bookmark, a The Big F postcard, and a “Carpe that effing Diem” sticker.

2 lucky random pre-orderers will win everything from level one, plus a “Make it effing fabulous” notebook and an adorable “Carpe that effing Diem” tote bag.

1 grand prize winner will win everything from all three levels, plus a cross stitch “eff that” hoop.

 

How to enter: 

  1. Pre-order a copy of The Big F in paperback (ISBN: 978-1250123213) or e-book (ISBN: 978-1250123220) from your favorite online retailer. Here are some helpful links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Book Depository, Indie Bound, Indigo, Powell’s, Target
  2. Take a screenshot or picture of your proof of pre-order.
  3. Fill out the pre-order form.
  4. Tell your friends to pre-order and enter to win these prizes until August 28, 2017 at 11:59pm CST! 

**This giveaway is open Internationally. Anyone can enter before The Big F’s release date on August 29, 2017. If you are having any problems filling out the pre-order form, feel free to reach out to me via my contact form.

 

 

 

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Book Madness CHAMPION! #BookMadness17

First of all, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came around and voted, entered all of the giveaways, and were just generally awesome humans during the month of March. I appreciate every single one of you. These two characters were consistently the most popular every round, and I was so excited to see how the championship would play out.

But, it’s time to officially announce that the Book Madness 2017 champion is…

LILA BARD!

Lila Bard, A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab

Congrats to Kath from @kath_reads on getting your character crowned the winner. You defended her beautifully with the most amazing photos. I’m tipping my hat to you!

If you’re new to Book Madness, check out the first round and all of the characters that made it so close here!

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Book Madness Round 6! #BookMadness17

Hello everyone! Sorry this is up a bit later than normal. But… I’m happy to announce that the final two #BookMadness17 contestants are… Inej and Lila! It was a close round once again, but these two have always had an incredible amount of support throughout. Voting will close on Thursday, March 30 at 11:59 pm Central Time.

Who will be the Book Madness 2017 champion? It’s up to you all!

Congrats to our winners from last week, Gabriella who won the ARC of THE DUKE OF BANNERMAN PREP, Alora who won the signed copy of LESSONS IN FALLING, R.E. Johnson who won the LAST TO DIE swag, and Tina at @FantasticBook for winning the ARC of EVEN THE DARKEST STARS.

VOTE FOR YOUR CHAMPION BELOW!

Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

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Book Madness Round 5! #BookMadness17

When I thought last round’s votes were close, I had no idea what was coming for this round. It seriously switched every time I looked at the poll. So, even though these are the four characters that have made it on to this round, all of the characters in Round 4 gave it their all. I can’t believe it’s almost time for the last round! After Round 5 voting closes on March 26 at 11:59pm Central Time, we will be one step closer to crowning the winning character! Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for some awesome swag this week!

Our giveaway includes an ARC of THE DUKE OF BANNERMAN PREP by Katie A. Nelson, swag from THE LAST TO DIE by Kelly Garrett, a signed copy of LESSONS IN FALLING by Diana Gallagher, and an ARC of EVEN THE DARKEST STARS by Heather Fawcett.

Enter the giveaway:a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats to our winners from last round, Mor for winning the One of Us is Lying ARC, Courtney Haas for winning the A Dash of Dragon ARC, Delaney for winning the ARC of SPEAK EASY SPEAK LOVE,  and TheresaJSnyder for winning the swag from THE DISAPPEARANCES.

Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

 

Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

 

 

 

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Book Madness Round 4! #BookMadness17

Hello friends! I can’t believe we have made it to the Elite 8 of Book Madness! One thing’s for sure- you are a passionate group of character-loving humans and I am so glad to be a part of this community. Now, who will make it on to the Final 4?! It’s up to you! Voting closes on March 20 at 11:59 pm Central Time. Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for some awesome prizes!

The giveaways for this week include an ARC of ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus, an ARC of SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE by McKelle George, an ARC of A DASH OF DRAGON by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski, and swag from THE DISAPPEARANCES by Emily Bain Murphy.

Enter giveaway here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats to last week’s giveaway winners, Jessica G (starfire820) for winning an ARC of WELCOME TO THE SLIPSTREAM,  Amy Janjgava for winning an  ARC of THE TRAGICALLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF KIT DONOVAN, Suzanne Cattanes for winning the swag from POST-HIGH SCHOOL REALITY QUEST, and GraceMaczei for winning the ARC of THE BLACK WITCH!

VOTE BELOW!

Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: (The Writing Duo)

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Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

 

Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Shy Corner of Bookland)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling:

Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Adventures of a Book Junkie)

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