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YA Scavenger Hunt: April 2019!

North to Nara Cover

Hey everyone! Amanda Marin here--your hostess on this portion of the Team Green hunt! As a newly published author, I'm especially thrilled to be a part of this April's YA Scavenger Hunt (yay for YASH!). My debut novel, a YA dystopian romance called North to Nara, published as an ebook just a couple weeks ago, on March 20! Want to learn more about North to Nara? You'll have to keep hunting! Somewhere on this blog hop is hidden a sample of the book, along with a never-before-seen mini-trailer, book-inspired playlist, and some giveaways. I can't say where you'll find them (*muah ha ha!*), but trust me--you won't want to miss out!

And now, happy hunters, here's what you need to know to continue on your journey...


YASH April 2019 Rules and Directions

Green Team Logo

You are currently hunting on Team Green! During this hunt, you get access to exclusive content from each participating author, along with 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. Many authors are also running their own giveaways, so hurry to check out as many as you can! There are FIVE teams (Red, Blue, Green, Gold, and Purple) running contests, each with 20 authors--you can enter one contest, or all! (Oh all the books, books, books!)

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. (Don't skip over the good stuff along the way! My number is clearly labeled--you won't miss it.) Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on Team Green, and then add them up (yep, you can use a calculator... phone... abacus... whatever you like!).

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--and you definitely want to qualify--so check that math!

Rules: YASH is open internationally, but 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 April 7, 2019, at noon Pacific Time. Unfortunately, entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered (what a bummer that would be!).


And now for the good stuff! *cue the drum roll* The author I'm hosting is...

Michelle Reynoso

Michelle Reynoso

Michelle Reynoso is a nationally recognized author of young adult fiction and poetry. She graduated from NYU with a BA in Theater Arts. Michelle’s debut YA novel, EN, was a finalist in the New York Book Festival (2018) and the International Book Awards (2018). Michelle is also the author of DO YOU, which was recognized by the Writers’ Digest International Self-Published Book Awards (2003), Global E-Book Awards (2010) & the NY Book Festival (2003).

Learn more about Michelle at her website... or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads.


Michelle's Showcased Book and Bonus Material

Ready for a treat? Michelle is revealing the cover for her upcoming book, The Light of the Dying, which publishes on June 25. This is the second book in her The Girl, the Pendant and the Portal series--and it's on my TBR list for sure. Check out this beauty!

The Light of the Dying Cover

A deadly past. An unruly power. Two worlds colliding. Thirteen days ago, a deadly house fire killed two local teens. Faith McDaniels was there. When more dead bodies start showing up after the fire, the news reports a serial killer on the loose, but Faith knows this is far bigger than a mere serial killer. She fears “He” has returned. Now it is up to Faith and her energy-bending powers to stop Him before more people die. But as the chaos grows, so does the unpredictability of Faith’s power. Can she get it under control in time to stop this from escalating into the annihilation of the human race? The epic journey continues in The Light of the Dying.

Sounds awesome, doesn't it? This book is available for purchase here.


Want to learn more about Michelle's The Girl, the Pendant and the Portal series? Check out the first book of the series, EN, right here. EN also happens to be the book Michelle will be contributing to Team Green's grand prize!


Keep on Hunting!

Mercury Rises by Scarlett Kol

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win books written and/or selected by the other members of the Green Team! My contribution to the Green Team's grand prize is Mercury Rises by my fellow Inkspell Publishing author, the fabulous Scarlett Kol (who happens to be on the Gold Team!).

Mercury Rises is a smart, dystopian Robin Hood retelling--it's an amazing read with great writing, lots of action, and (my fave part) romance. I put it solidly in my "up all night turning pages" and in my "yikes, could this really happen?!" categories.

Don't miss out on it! Plus, I hear there's a sequel in the works (shhh...).

To enter for a chance to win Scarlett's book, you need to know my favorite number, which is...

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Green, and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


Continue the Green Team hunt with Shaila Patel! Good luck!

Wondering where to find North to Nara? You'll have to follow the hunt... or take this shortcut to visit my host, Joshua David Bellin. But before you go, feel free to check out the following two giveaways I'm running. (Sorry for having to split up prizes for US and non-US-based readers! I'm in the US and there are restrictions on gifting ebooks here.)

Giveaway 1: 10 free copies of North to Nara Kindle edition (US only)

Provide email address for a chance to win one of 10 free Kindle editions of the North to Nara ebook. Must be resident of the US due to Amazon restrictions on gifting ebooks (sorry!). No purchase required. Winners chosen at random.

Enter here.


Giveaway 2: North to Nara-themed prize pack (international)

Provide email address for a chance to win one North to Nara-themed prize pack consisting of: $25 Amazon giftcard, North to Nara stickers and pen, and a gold-toned Alex and Ani oyster bracelet. Open to all entrants. No purchase required. Winner chosen at random. If selected, I will email you to arrange shipping and Amazon giftcard country preference.

Enter here.

Note: these giveaways are cross-posted on my bonus content page for YASH; they are not additional contests.


Happy hunting! ;)

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