Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn:
"A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Thursday, October 1, 2015

#YASH Fall, 2015

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 possibly win 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 the prize--one winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! 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 RED TEAM!

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.


Directions: Below, you'll find that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red team, and then add them up. 

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 October 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting Christina Farley for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

CHRISTINA FARLEY is the author of the Gilded series, a YA contemporary fantasy series set in Korea. GILDED was nominated for Korea's 2014 Morning Calm, Ohio's 2015 Buckeye award, and the Tome’s It List. As a child, she loved to explore, which later inspired her to jump on a plane and travel the world. Christina’s adventures sparked her to write stories, infusing the real world with fantasy. Currently she writes from home in Clermont, FL with her husband and two sons—that is until the travel itch whisks her off to a new unknown. For more details, check out her website or visit her on Twitter.

Ultimately, you can pick up her book by clicking here!


Jae Hwa Lee spent her sixteenth year in Seoul, trying to destroy the evil immortals who had been torturing her family for centuries. The last thing she expected was to be forced to become their assassin. Trapped in the darkest part of the Spirit World as a servant to the Korean god Kud, fighting to keep her humanity, and unable to contact her loved ones, Jae Hwa is slowly losing hope. Kud, god of darkness, will do anything to keep her as a pawn in his quest for power over all of Korea, her entire family thinks she’s dead, and Jae’s true love, Marc, believes she is lost to him forever.

When Kud sends Jae to find and steal the powerful Black Turtle orb, Jae sees an opportunity to break free and defeat Kud once and for all…but first she needs to regain Marc’s trust and work with him to vanquish the darkness that threatens to overwhelm Korea. There’s much to lose as Jae struggles to save the land she’s come to call home.

Take a peek at the trailer:

For your exclusive content, how about finding out which character you might be in the Gilded series? So much fun!

Ready to enter the #YASH contest for a chance to win signed books by me, Christina, and more? So, you need to know out my window there are about fifty Canadian geese in the farm field below my house, in the shadow of Mount Rainier. A flock of my favorite number! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team, and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

But before you continue the hunt, you can sign up for two signed copies of my novels: Hit and Firstborn. If you have a US address and win the rafflecopter, I'll shoot them your way! Here you go:

HitFirstborn: A Novel

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Now, keep going! Jump on over to visit the beautiful Kimberly Derting. Don't miss The Taking series! Happy hunting, everyone!

Monday, September 28, 2015

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From Your Ashes