Tuesday, October 4, 2016

YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2016!


Hey there, Scavenger Hunters! 
I'm J.R. Johansson, welcome to my blog!

A couple of things about me:
~ I write YA Thrillers.
~ I have a degree in marketing.
~ I have a magical hot tub and his name is Valentino.


You're currently following the Team Green track of the hunt.  






I'm hosting my own giveaway here (which you can enter down below). And you'll have to keep looking through the hunt to find my exclusive content which is *drumroll please* 

a sample chapter of my new book that releases in ONE WEEK: 
The Row!


If you'd like, you can read more about The Row here.

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I'm excited to tell you which author I'll be hosting, but first 
The YA Scavenger Hunt Rules:

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM GREEN, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!)

HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN!

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 9th, 2016 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 too 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 signed 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 October 9th, 2016!


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The author I'm hosting is the fabulous 
Aprilynne Pike




Aprilynne Pike is a critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author of young adult fiction. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and their four children.


Random fact: I've known Aprilynne for about five years now (but it feels more like 77). So I was very excited to hear I'd be hosting her for the hunt!

The book Aprilynne is showcasing for the YA Scavenger Hunt is Glitter!


ABOUT GLITTER

Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.

When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.

Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.

But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.


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Ooh...that sounds awesome! Can't wait to read this one! 

Top Secret Scavenger Hunt Material

Aprilynne is giving us access to almost 5k words worth of deleted newspaper articles from Glitter that didn't end up making it into the book. These are only available here people! *gasp*



Or better yet, Preorder it now here

And follow Aprilynne for more information on her and her books on her Website, Twitter or Facebook pages!

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Now For My Giveaway!

Enter here to win a copy of THE ROW in hardback 
and CUT ME FREE in it's new paperback format! 

After you enter, scroll down below the rafflecopter for the link to the next blog in the hop!


a Rafflecopter giveaway
And now on to the rest of the hunt! 
Next stop: C. Lee McKenzie

Happy Hunting, Everyone! 

70 comments:

  1. hmm probably paranormal/fantasy with the occasional sci-fi in there because they seem the most interesting to me and it's easy for me to get absorbed into the book

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  2. I love romance, but it has to be interesting and have a smidge of adventure

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  3. I love romance, but it has to be interesting and have a smidge of adventure

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  4. I love romance, but it has to be interesting and have a smidge of adventure

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  5. I love romance, but it has to be interesting and have a smidge of adventure

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  6. I love romance, but it has to be interesting and have a smidge of adventure

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  7. I love fantasy because I like that it takes me to another world and I love reading what author's come up with :)

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  8. I like dystopian YA novels. I'm a big fan of the whole "end of the world" survival thing.

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  9. Fantasy, because it's the best!

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  10. I prefer mystery/thrillers. I love finding out whodunit and if my theory is right. lol I love a good guessing game.

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  11. Love Fantasy because of the world building and the non stop action!!!

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  12. I love contemporary the best because the characters and their situations bring out so much emotion in me.

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  13. I love contemporaries and I am a romance junkie!

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  14. My favourite go to genres are fantasy/paranormal, or something historical. Can't help the classic high-school romance either :D

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  15. My favorite is fantasy, because I love to see the new and different worlds authors can come up with.

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  16. I love the fantasy genre! I'm also a big fan of contemporary romance : )

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  17. my fav genres are murder/mystery/psych books!
    after that, historical fic or books that take place in the future (dystopian rocks!)
    but really, there isn't much I don't read!

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  18. My favorite genre is fantasy, because I find it so amazing how authors can create a whole new world out of nothing. Also, the protagonists are always pretty awesome :)

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  19. OH boy ... what if I love all types?!! I love re-tellings, dystopian, thrillers, romance ... you name it ... it's AMAZING!!!

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  20. OH boy ... what if I love all types?!! I love re-tellings, dystopian, thrillers, romance ... you name it ... it's AMAZING!!!

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  21. My favorite genre is YA and fantasy.

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  22. I'm heavy on the realistic, contemporary side of things, but like to see what's happening all of the different categories of good fiction.

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  24. Definitely paranormal/fantasy but I also like a good dystopia as well. They just take me to a wonderful place where I can leave reality behind. I love them!

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  25. Definitely paranormal/fantasy but I also like a good dystopia as well. They just take me to a wonderful place where I can leave reality behind. I love them!

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  26. Definitely paranormal/fantasy but I also like a good dystopia as well.

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  27. I love paranormal and first love stories reminds me of being young not that Im that old lol thanks for taking part in #YASH

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  28. I love YA period. That being said, I love a good mystery, dystopian, paranormal, and/or romance. I love a little suspense or forbidden love in my stories. Thanks for being part of the hunt!

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  29. This is sooooo hard! I love so many different styles. It depends on my mood. I just want a book that I can get lost in! When I get lost and want to keep reading until the end, that is what I love!!! Blanket and a good book is my idea of a perfect day! Thanks so much for being a part of the YA Scavenger Hunt!!! 😊

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  30. I love fairy tale retelling, mythology and mystery.

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  31. Fantasy!! I love to see the imaginative worlds different authors have come up with. Plus, sometimes you just gotta take a break from the real world.

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  32. Favourite YA genres? Jeez there are so many! I love a good retelling but then paranormal and dystopia are always a hit with me too. Then there's the old faithful - fantasy! There aren't many genres I don't love really!

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  33. I love college romances or even better: abuse. Thank you for this wonderful chance <3

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  34. I like reading different takes on historical settings e.g. steampunk or fantasy elements, and adventure because its exciting!

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  35. Definitely fantasy. I like fantasy no matter the age group, because it was my first literary love, if it makes sense. Contemporary is fine, I like it, but I always gravitate towards fantasy themes, no matter the subgenre, from high fantasy to paranormal.

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  36. I like all types of genres! As long as a book has fleshed-out characters and is well-written I will read it. I have a special place in my heart for suspense and thrillers, though.
    -Gabrielle

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  37. I like all types of genres! As long as a book has fleshed-out characters and is well-written I will read it. I have a special place in my heart for suspense and thrillers, though.
    -Gabrielle

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  38. I think it's thrillers or ghoststories, because they're not freaking me out like adult thrillers are :D Haha

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  39. It depends on my mood. I usually read every genre. The good storyline is only matter to me.

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  40. As a high school librarian, I read and enjoy YA books in every genre, but I supposed my favorites are usually mysteries of some sort.

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  41. I am SUCH a sucker for the romance... SUCH a sucker. After Becca Fitzgerald's Hush Hush series, I reaaaallly love any storylines that include fallen angels. Thanks for doing a bonus giveaway!

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  42. I like mystery romance suspense -- like to try and figure it out

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  43. I love fantasy/supernatural, especially when the book involves a really well thought-out magic system :) ~Nicole

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  44. I love fantasy, especially when a book has magic and a beautiful and creative world, it makes it unique. But I also love a sweet and fun romance

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  45. I lean towards fantasy most often, but I can also be grabbed by suspenseful mystery/thrillers or literary contemporaries. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. Contemporary and Fantasy, especially dark stabby fantasy!

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  47. Fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, and thriller.

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  48. Fantasy & contemporary because they give me all the feels. And most of them have Princes, especially Fantasy books. ♥

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  49. my fave genre is YA, and sub-genres, i love fantasy (because fantasy worls are amazing), dystopia (i love the human struggle, and the fantasy element of a different world). and i really like this type of book I call "teen angst" . they're contemporary fiction about teens with real issues, like kids who get abused or bullied, have an eating disorder, or hurt themselves, or some other kind of traumatic thing happen to them and have to overcome it. i love those books too, because i love reading stories of triumph and overcoming really difficult things.

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  50. My favorite genre in YA is supernatural.

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  51. My favorite YA genre is Fantasy, especially urban/contemporary fantasy.

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  52. I will read anything romance and fantasy. :)

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  53. I will read anything romance and fantasy. :)

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  54. I love fantasy & paranormal the most but I will also dabble in the other genres as well (especially thriller & mystery!)

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  56. I prefer fantasy, historical based fiction, sci-fi and fairy tale retellings.

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  57. I love to read Fantasy, Paranormal & Supernatural YA books because they are able to lost my mind in magical worlds for a moment.. :D

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  58. I really love Fantasy & Paranormal. Don't like werewolves much, but other than that I love everything spooky.

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  59. Fantasy because thats where anything can happen

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  60. Fantasy, Sci fi because it's easy to get lost in their different magical worlds.

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  61. I love anything YA Paranormal Romance! I'm also big into fantasy!

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  62. I'm a huge fan of fantasy and Sci-fi! I love getting lost in worlds that are absolutely nothing like my own! And of course I can never turn down a good mystery! Thanks for participating in YASH!

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  63. My favorite YA genre is Dystopian.

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  64. Fantasy but I love your scary books just as much! :D

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  65. Contemporaries because they're so easy to relate to!

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  66. Romance, because it's like reliving some of your own romantic encounters from your youth :)

    ~ KateS

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  67. So hard to choose! I read everything. Contemporaries followed closely by fantasy of the widest range possible, including sci-fi. (how's that for narrowing it down?)

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  68. Fantasy and dystopian! Love the action, drama, and romance of them all!

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