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YA Scavenger Hunt: Spring 2020!



Hey everyone! Amanda Marin on Team Purple here. I'll be your hostess for this stretch of the YA Scavenger Hunt.


It's been a whirlwind of a year for me--over the last 12 months, I've published three books. Whew! Among them is my YA paranormal, academy-themed novella, The School of Nine. Want to learn more about this fun story set in a finishing school for modern muses? You'll have to keep hunting! Somewhere on this blog hop is hidden a sample of the book, along with a sneak peek at a forthcoming companion story and (of course!) a couple of giveaways. You won't want to miss out!


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

YASH Spring 2020 Rules and Directions


You are currently hunting on Team Purple! During this hunt, you'll 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 FOUR teams (Red, Blue, 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 Purple, 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's or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 5, 2020, 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...


Sarah Vance-Thompkins

Sarah Vance-Tompkins received an MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California. She worked in feature film development for Paramount Pictures, USA Films, Lightstorm Entertainment, The Ladd Company, and Baltimore/Spring Creek Productions. Prior to film school, she wrote and produced radio and television commercials. She grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan and now lives in Southern California with her husband and a glaring of unruly cats.

Learn more about Sarah at her website... or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.


Sarah's Showcased Book and Bonus Material


Ready for a treat? Sarah is giving away a copy of her book Kisses on a Paper Airplane as her contribution to Team Purple's group grand prize! Here's a bit more about the book...


Drama student Hannah Evans isn't kissing any frogs on her path to find Prince Charming. She's determined to share the perfect first kiss--with the perfect boy--in the perfect place--or she's not kissing at all. When Hannah meets a cute ginger-haired boy in first class lounge in the London airport, she knows he's "The One."

Pop star Theo Callahan is on the road to get as far away as possible from his back-stabbing best friend and his supermodel girlfriend who broke his heart. Until one shy smile from Hannah has him rethinking all of his travel plans.

Theo is smitten, but he's worried she's just a groupie in search of the ultimate selfie. Can Theo learn to trust Hannah in time to share one perfect first kiss, or will Hannah be forced to kiss a frog?


Ready for Sarah's bonus content? Check out her playlist for Kisses on a Paper Airplane:



Awesome stuff, huh? If you can't wait for more, Kisses on a Paper Airplane is available for purchase here.

Keep on Hunting!


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 Purple Team! My contribution to the Purple Team's grand prize is a copy of my novella The School of Nine. To enter for a chance to win, you need to know my favorite number, which is...

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

Continue the Purple Team hunt with T.H. Hernandez and Jennifer DiGiovani! Good luck!


Wondering where to find The School of Nine? You'll have to follow the hunt... or take this shortcut to visit my host, Eliza Tilton. But before you go, feel free to check out the giveaway contest I'm running:



Instagram Follower Contest: Enter to Win a $20 Amazon Giftcard


Follow me on Instagram for a chance to win a $20 Amazon digital giftcard. Entrants must go through the link below. No purchase required. One winner will be chosen at random. If selected, I will DM you to confirm your giftcard country preference.


Enter here.



Note: this giveaway is cross-posted on my bonus content page for YASH; it is not an additional contest.

Happy hunting! ;)

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