Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
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 2, 2014

Fall YA Scavenger Hunt

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YA Scavenger Hunt, Fall, 2014

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt, everyone! I'm your host for this leg of the look. My name is Lorie Ann Grover, and I write YA novels (and board books. :~)

I'm six feet tall.
I was a member of the Miami Ballet Company.
I've written 3 novels in verse,
1 fantasy novel,
and 1 contemporary in prose.
 
Are you ready to see exclusive content on all the participants' sites? How about a chance to win the grand prize: a signed copy from each of the Orange Team members?
 
Questions
If you’d like to find out more about the scavenger hunt, see links to all the authors participating, see the full list of prizes, or if you get lost along the way, go to YA Scavenger Hut.
 
Puzzle Directions
Below, I've listed my favorite number in ORANGE. Collect the authors' favorite numbers from all of the Orange Team, add them correctly, and fill out the entire entry form to qualify for the grand prize. Be sure to include your contact info!
 
Everyone around the world can play. If you are under 18, get permission to enter. You must submit your entry by October 5th, at noon Pacific. Alrighty then...

I'm super psyched to host ALEXANDRA MONIR!
 

As I celebrate 50 years this past month, I realize her debut novel was released when she was half my age! Here's a bit of bio for you:
 
Alexandra Monir is an author and recording artist in her twenties. SUSPICION is her third novel published by Random House. Her debut was the popular time-travel romance, TIMELESS, followed by the 2013 sequel, TIMEKEEPER. Alexandra currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is at work on her 4th Random House novel, while also composing and recording original music. Her music can be found on iTunes, and you can visit her website at www.alexandramonir.com. Follow Alexandra @TimelessAlex.

Here's what folks are saying about SUSPICION and a quick synopsis:

If Alfred Hitchcock had directed Downton Abbey, the result would have been this book. Alexandra Monir takes us on a gripping, nonstop thrill ride with just the right amount of supernatural and an ending that you definitely won't suspect. I devoured it in one sitting."
--Jessica Brody, bestselling author of the Unremembered trilogy

"Take The Princess Diaries and add magic, murder and mystery, and you've got SUSPICION. A delightful read!"
—Amy Plum, author of the of the international bestselling Die For Me series

“There’s something hidden in the maze.” Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.

For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor and moves to New York City with her new guardians. But some attachments prove impossible to shake—including her love for her handsome neighbor Sebastian Stanhope.



Then a life-altering letter arrives that forces Imogen to return to the manor in England, where she quickly learns that dark secrets lurk behind Rockford’s aristocratic exterior. At their center is Imogen herself—and Sebastian, the boy she never stopped loving.

Combining spine-tingling mystery, romance, and unforgettable characters, Suspicion is an action-packed thrill ride.



How about an exclusive sneak peek? Here you go!

I toss and turn in bed that night, Lucia’s face coming to mind every time I drift off to sleep. When I close my eyes, I see her as she was at age twelve—but her beautiful face is marred with blood. The dark red spills from her eyelids onto her cheeks; it streaks her hair crimson. I’m desperate to get away from the terrifying sight, and yet I am frozen in place.

“How could you let this happen to me?” she sobs, shaking her pale arms toward me. “How could you let me turn into this?”         

My eyes snap open just before she gets close enough to touch me. I’m back home in New York—and she is gone. But the weight of my guilt is heavier than before. I should have been there for her, and instead…I am taking her place.        

“Forgive me, Lucia,” I whisper into the darkness.

I lie there for hours, not sleeping or moving—but remembering the two little girls who used to play together, sharing secrets and sleepovers in the Rockford boathouse. I know that when morning comes, I’ll be forced to grow up fast. And sure enough, as daylight breaks, the two little girls from my memory vanish with the moon.

Totally ready to purchase SUSPICION? Click here. Check out Alexandra's website as well. You have to hear her song recordings for her books!

I hope you've enjoyed your stop at On Point. I have two more personal give-away possibilities for you. I'm heading out on Hit-and-Run: the Gratitude Tour. Click through the rafflecopter, liking my Facebook Author Page and leaving a comment of gratitude below with the hashtag #hitwithgratitude. Something like: I'm thankful for fantastic readers of YA! #hitwithgratitude When the scavenger hunt ends, someone will win signed copies of FIRSTBORN and HIT and signed bookmarks.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you'd take a sec to support my Thunderclap for the release of my next novel HIT on October 7th, that would be most awesome, too! I need 100 people to sign up before then, and I'll award a random participant a signed ARC of HIT and a signed poster if I reach the goal. Feel free to share the link. Thank you!

On to the next step in the YA Scavenger Hunt! I'm happy to point you to A. Lynden Rolland. Best to you in the contests and happy reading!

55 comments:

Erin P said...

I am thankful for waking up each morning and for my wonderful family and my amazing daughter and boyfriend. Thank you for the great giveaway!

Abby (Enthralling Reads) said...

I am very thankful of my life, family, friends and the good people that surround me! :D

Cassie Iturrino said...

The scavenger hunt link for A. Lynden tells me that that blogger doesnt exist. What should I do to continue the hunt?

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Here's the correct link for A. Lynden Rolland's post for those of you who are getting stuck: http://www.alyndenrolland.blogspot.de/2014/10/fall-2014-ya-scavenger-hunt.html

Alice said...

I am thankful for my wonderful family<3

Diana said...

I am very thankful of my health and my family.

Thank you for the extra giveaway!
Raffle name: Artemis Giote

T. Drecker said...

I'm thankful for all the amazingly wonderful people in my life. They are a true blessing.

Yun-A said...

Thank you! I got the link to Netgalley and since finals are over, I can start reading it today!

Kara x said...

Mommy ~ *cue cheesy music* Seriously, mom can do no harm in my eyes . . . we all have a moments though, but it all comes from a good place.

anonymous said...

I am very grateful to have a husband that not only supports me in everything I do, but encourages me to try new things and branch out...even when it terrifies me!

Melissa M.
(seriously can't figure out how to get it to stop posting as "anonymous"!)

Michaela Mills said...

Honestly, I would like to #hitwithgratitude my husband for taking such amazing care of me while I've been ill. I would also like to #hitwithgratitude the writers I have met along my journey who have helped to make me an even better writer! <3

Michaela Mills said...

(Oh, and the Like that came through on Facebook came from Michelle Kellogg... Michaela Mills is my pen name. ;-) )

zeeeebs said...

I am grateful for my lovely job as a librarian :)

VanillaOrchids said...

I'm thankful for books. I just wish that I'd have found my love of reading when I was a kid.

Amy Logg said...

I'm thankful for having an awesome family and a job that makes me happy :) #hitwithgratitude

Kim Waters said...

I'm thankful for my family and books. #hitwithgratitude

Carmel said...

I am thankful for having a family that's always been there despite being dysfunctional at times AND for friends who become family! #hitwithgratitude

Thank you for joining YASH and for the awesome giveaway you have! Much love! x
Carmel @ http://carmelandkyla.blogspot.com/

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

I am thankful for my 4 sons. They are the light of my life :)
Joined the Thunderclap campaign aswell.

Ashfa said...

I'm thankful for my amazing family!

pandalovesyou said...

I am thankful for family and friends and a job I enjoy.

Jenn said...

I'm most thankful for my kids and my husband.

Isabel C said...

I'm grateful for for YASH!

Kristia said...

I'm thankful of my very supportive fiance. Thank you for the bonus giveaway :)

Nicole M. said...

I am thankful for my husband.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I LOVE ALL THESE GRATITUDES! Thank you so much for sharing, everyone! #hitwithgratitude

Tiffany said...

I am so blessed. I have a wonderful family and the best husband in the world!

Camii Ailen said...

I am thankful of my life

Thais Pampado said...

I'm thankful for my loving boyfriend and family. #hitwithgratitude

Merisha Abbott said...

I'm thankful for my wonderful family and beautiful kids

Arlene said...

Thank you for the extra giveaway! I am thankful for my wonderful job at a nonprofit.

forsan said...

A goodness would be that I don't have to sleep in the rain. Or worry that I need to beg for my next meal off someone.

Bella Silver said...

My cat :)

Maud Grefte said...

I'm thankful for every day that I have still got with my dad :) #hitwithgratitude

Denise April Cayetano said...

I am very thankful for all the people who care for me.

Sue Holmes said...

Thank you for the extra giveaway - you don't say if it's international - I'm hoping! I am grateful for a chance to discover authors and new books for my TBR list! #hitwithgratitude

Eli Yanti said...

i'm thankfully for the great author with their great book actually for their idea to create book so that we can travel to wonderful life even it's only their imagination :)

Alessandra P. said...

I'm thankful for all the books in the world! #hitwithgratitude

Rachel said...

Thankful for being able to participate in the YA Scavenger Hunt and for a God who is so loving and merciful!

Anna said...

I am so grateful for my mom. She has done and continues to do so much for me every day!

Joli @ Actin' Up with Books said...

I am thankful for my friends who help make life easier during the times that are tough. #hitwithgratitude

Lori Whetstone said...

I am fretful for everyone who has ever supported me or offered me advice. Without them, where would I be?

Anonymous said...

My kids are the best thing in my life. I am thankful for them every day.
Tia Dalley

magicseal said...

I am grateful for all my friends and family

1110cg said...

I am grateful for my family.

bn100 said...

Fun hunt #DOONLOVE

Jessica Kilgore said...

I'm thankful for my twin sister/best friend, music, and books!♥

Melissa Robles said...

I'm thankful for my family, beautiful pets, and authors who rock my world! <3 #hitwithgratitude

Lynanne Carroll said...

I'm thankful that Jesus loved me so much He gave His life so I could have true life, freedom, and joy!

Thanks for asking what makes us thankful--we live in a world that is generally ungrateful; it's easy for people to complain. It takes effort to be mindful of all the goodness around us.

bibliophileprincess said...

I'm grateful to all the YA authors that are participating in the hunt and for Colleen Houck and all the other organizers for organizing it all. #hitwithgratitude

Jaime Lester said...

I am more thankful than I could ever express that God blessed me with an amazing family when I was born, and another amazing family when I married my amazing husband. I am thankful for every second that God has given me with each of them, and I am thankful for the insane amounts of love that I receive each and every day!

Tina said...

I am thankful for all of the sacrifices that my mother and father make for me every single day. Without them, I would be nothing.

Sharon said...

I am thankful for my husband and three kids, as well as my parents and the rest of my extended family.

Beth Ervin said...

I'm grateful for a loving husband, 2 healthy, happy kids, and for each day I get to spend with them.

Cassie said...

I am so incredibly grateful for my roommates! #hitwithgratitude

Dannielle Logan said...

I am so thankful for the goodness of my doctor. I have Graves Disease and I saw 3 different doctors and none of them would even see me because I didn't have insurance. I was so sick and discouraged when I saw Dr. Wilmoth and I was sure he would turn me away but he didn't. He helped me even when it came down to him paying for some of my treatment and medication. I will forever be grateful to him for saving my life.