Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the 13th YA Scavenger Hunt!
Hello! I am Cyn Balog, your hostess for this leg of the hunt. About Me I'm the author of seven novels, my most recent one, UNNATURAL DEEDS, is coming out November 1 from Sourcebooks Fire! You are currently hunting on TEAM GOLD.
Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching. Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve hidden a deleted scene from UNNATURAL DEEDS!

Before you go looking for it, check out the amazing author I’m hosting.

But, first, a few rules.


Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM GOLD, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!) HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN GOLD!

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 9, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast. This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, October 9th!

 There are NINE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM but there is also a RED TEAM, BLUE TEAM, ORANGE TEAM, PINK TEAM, PURPLE TEAM, TEAL TEAM, SILVER TEAM & GREEN TEAM! Check out each team for a chance to win nine different sets 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.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt. I am super excited to be hosting…

 Sharon Biggs Waller! 

 About Sharon:
Sharon Biggs Waller is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel A MAD WICKED FOLLY. She discovered her love for gardening when she moved to England in 2000, and for the natural world when she became a national park ranger in the 1980s. THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID is her second novel and a Junior Library Guild selection.


The adventures of a British girl in China, hunting for the orchid that will save her family.
I heard Sharon spends 13 hours a day writing, which is why her books are so amazing.

And now, an exclusive video from Sharon!

From Sharon: Research through books and original content is fabulously helpful when writing historical fiction, but when I can, I try to travel to the settings in my book.  With THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID it was only possible to go to England—my funds didn’t stretch far enough to go to China, although I had some wonderful help with friends who knew the country very well.   For my YASH content I put together a little slideshow of some of the places I visited.  The song playing is an old Welsh tune called Saucy Sailor and it’s sung by the Wailin’ Jennys.  If you know where this song appears in the book, enter it in the comments section on my website, www.sharonbiggswaller.com, and I’ll send one lucky winner a neato prize!  

 Add THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID to your TBR list on Goodreads! 

 Are you as interested in this book as I am?

 Here’s how you can get your hands on it!

 You can buy her book HERE! Check out more on her Website, Twitter, or Facebook pages.

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

Just check out all these books on team gold, YASH GOLD TEAM FALL 2016!  To enter, you need to write down my favorite number, find all the other numbers on TEAM GOLD, add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Thank you so much for visiting my website! Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt?

Then head on over to visit author T.A. Maclagan’s page. Happy Hunting!!

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