#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #13 with Nina Rossing

My final author interview for #HolidayBookBash is the super-talented Nina Rossing, author of the upcoming Fjord Blue. Nina's previous work, Supermassive, is included in the prize drawing.

Author Name: Nina Rossing
Book Title: FJORD BLUE
Release Date (if not already released): March 10, 2016.
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: Contemporary YA / LGBT YA


Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Benjamin is shipped off to work on his grandparents’ remote farm in the fjords of Western Norway for the summer. It’s not like he didn’t deserve it. After all, he crashed his dad’s vintage Bonneville in a car-chase duel on a Miami freeway. Ben is mad at the world and not ready to reveal the reason for his bad behavior the past year, when he partied and got into fights to forget his attraction to his best friend’s hot cousin Dino.

Norway is cold and rainy, the farm is desolate and resists modernization, and the grandparents are quiet and religious. On to the scene waltzes Even, the eighteen-year-old farmhand, who counters Ben’s restlessness and complaints with friendship, fresh perspectives, and problems of his own.

With the mounting expectations of Ben taking over the farm one day, getting closer to Even becomes Ben’s only reason to stay put. As the friendship deepens, the two boys learn that secrets can turn into both beautiful and ugly truths, and that support can be found in unexpected places.


#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #12 with Courtney Sloane

I am thrilled to have Courtney Sloan, author of Of Scions and Men, on the blog today. Her book is included in the prize pack. Welcome, Courtney!

Author Name: Courtney Sloan
Book Title: Of Scions and Men
Release Date (if not already released) February 22, 2016
Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy


Geopolitical babysitting while arresting preternatural killers, it’s just the daily grind for Scion Rowan Brady.  Brash and sarcastic, Rowan has sold her life, her career and her very blood to the controlling paranormal ruling class of America, all to make sure her kid brother can eat. Now she uses her powers as a scion to kick the ass of any preternatural creature idiotic enough to break the rules and prey upon humanity without a license. All it costs her is her freedom and a pint or two per week to her new Master.

But juggling her job and duties becomes even tougher when she is tasked with keeping a contingency of diplomats from Canada from getting gnawed on. However, negotiations for an International Blood Exchange are interrupted when bodies start showing up.

Now Rowan must rely on her talent and wit to defend the society she despises to save the lives she’s sworn to protect. But as she stumbles into the truth, she chances becoming a target of not only these killers, but of her own government. With shifters, ghosts, vampires and psychics all watching her, can she stop the killings before she is silenced? 


#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #11 with Heidi R Kling

I’m thrilled to have another fellow Entangled author on the site today. Heidi R Kling answers some questions for us, and both of her featured books are included in the giveaway drawing!

Author Name: Heidi R. Kling
Release Date (if not already released) PAINT 11/2 and CUPID is 1/11
Publisher: EntangledTeen and EntangledCrush
Genre: Contemporary drama and contemporary romance
Back Cover Copy (BCC) or Blurb:

Paint my Body Red:

Haunted by a series of traumatic events at her prestigious Silicon Valley high school, Paige Mason escapes to her father's dilapidated Jackson Hole, Wyoming ranch, where, with the help of a charmingly steadfast cowboy and a wild horse, she revisits the raw truth of her past in order to rebuild her life. 

Not Okay, Cupid:
Hazel McCallister loves her life. Perfect grades. Perfect best friend. Perfect boyfriend. Until her perfect boyfriend cheats on her with her perfect best friend. Now Hazel’s in free fall—until her best friend’s brother, Felix, gives her the perfect idea. Reclaim her power by taking revenge on her cheating ex.

Felix James loves his life. Casual relationships. Loads of surfing. He’s as drama-free as they come. But he can’t stand by when his sister steals her best friend’s boyfriend, and the dude insists it was Hazel’s fault. So Felix vows to help turn Hazel into a girl her ex can’t resist—so then she can break his heart.

With an alliance in place, Hazel’s revenge is all but assured. But with each piece of payback, she feels a stronger attraction to Felix, even though revenge will turn her into a girl Felix could never be with. And soon Hazel has to make an impossible choice: revenge...or Felix, the boy who’s stolen her heart. 

WARNING! This book contains betrayal, revenge, and that most tempting vice of all, the bad boy you know you can't have.

#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #10 with Kira Archer

I am so happy to welcome fellow Entangled author, Kira Archer, to the blog today! Welcome, Kira! The first book in her "Loving Her..." series, Kissing Her Crazy, is included in the giveaway!
*note--this is a fun, sexy, adult read, not YA 

Author Name: Kira Archer
Book Title: Loving Her Crazy 
Release Date (if not already released): Jan 18, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Lovestruck
Genre: contemporary romantic comedy

Back Cover Copy (BCC) or Blurb: 
It was just supposed to be one crazy night...

Iris Clayton is supposed to be on a tropical island, soaking up the sun and a few dozen mojitos. Instead, she’s snowbound in Chicago overnight, holding out hope the morning flight isn’t cancelled. Good thing there’s a hot cowboy to keep her company. And it doesn’t hurt that Mr. Tall, Calm, and Sun-Streaked can make her tremble with one sultry look from under his well-worn hat.

Montana rancher Nash Wallace sucks at ice skating, has no clue what a selfie is, and may be a tad averse to breaking and entering, but being with Iris makes him want to bend a few rules. Or, hell, throw them out the window altogether. She’s fun, spontaneously crazy, and can rock a Muppet fur coat like no one’s business. He’s falling hard and fast, but wanting to spend his life with someone after one night is insane.

Except, nothing has ever felt so right, and neither of them wants the night to end...

#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #9 with Pat Esden

Today we are lucky to have Pat Esden on our blog. Welcome, Pat!

Author Name: Pat Esden
Book Title: A Hold on Me, (Dark Heart series, book 1)
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: New adult gothic/paranormal romance


She never wanted to return.
He wants nothing more than for her to leave.
But the fire between them is as strong as the past that haunts them. 

Annie Freemont grew up on the road, immersed in the romance of rare things, cultivating an eye for artifacts and a spirit for bargaining. It’s a freewheeling life she loves and plans to continue—until her dad is diagnosed with dementia. His illness forces them to return to Moonhill, their ancestral home on the coast of Maine—and to the family they left behind fifteen years ago, after Annie’s mother died in a suspicious accident.

Once at Moonhill, Annie is shocked when her aunt separates her from her father. The next time Annie sees him, he’s a bizarre, violent shadow of his former self. Confused, she turns to an unlikely ally for support—Chase, the dangerously seductive young groundskeeper. With his dark good looks and powerful presence, Chase has an air of mystery that Annie is irresistibly drawn to. But she also senses that behind his penetrating eyes are secrets she can’t even begin to imagine. Secrets that hold the key to the past, to Annie’s own longings— and to all of their futures. Now, to unlock them, she’ll have to face her greatest fears and embrace her legacy...


#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #8 with Pintip Dunn

I'm thrilled to have fellow Entangled Teen author, Pintip Dunn, joining us on the blog today. Her novel, Forget Tomorrow, is included in the giveaway!

Author Name: Pintip Dunn
Book Title: Forget Tomorrow
Release Date: Already released
Publisher: Entangled TEEN
Genre: YA sci fi


Back Cover Copy (BCC) or Blurb: 
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided...by your future self.

It's Callie's seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly awaiting her vision-a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie's case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo-a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn't spoken to in five years, she escapes.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all-Callie, herself.


#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #7 with Julie Reece

Today I'm so happy to have YA author Julie Reece on the blog answering some questions. Two of her books, The Artisans (book 1) and Crux, are featured in the giveaway. Welcome, Julie!

Author Name: Julie Reece
Book Title: The Paladins (The Artisans 2)
Release Date (if not already released) April 2016
Publisher: Month9Books
Genre: YA Southern Gothic

Back Cover Copy (BCC) or Blurb:

The Artisan curse is broken. Souls trapped in a mysterious otherworld called The Void are finally released. Now, Raven Weathersby, Gideon Maddox, and Cole Wynter can finally move on with their lives...or so they thought. If the ancient magic is truly dead, then why are mystical fires plaguing Gideon at every turn? What accounts for Raven’s frightening visions of her dead mother? And who is the beautiful, tortured girl haunting Cole’s dreams?

Last year, a group of lonely teens sacrificed secrets, battled the supernatural, and faced their own demons to set one another free. Yet six months later, the heart of evil still beats within The Void. And the trio is forced to face the horrific truth: that their only way out is to go back in.

The Paladins completes this eerie YA Southern Gothic where loyalties are tested, love is challenged, and evil seeks them on the ultimate battlegrounds—in their minds, their souls, and their hearts.


#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #6 with Julia Ember

I'm so happy to welcome Julia Ember to my blog today! Julia's YA novel, Unicorn Tracks, is also featured in the prize drawing.
Author Name: Julia Ember
Release Date: April 21 2016
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: YA Romantic Fantasy 

Back Cover Copy (BCC) or Blurb:

After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her.

Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.


#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #5 with Suzanne van Rooyen

Today I am thrilled to have author Suzanne van Rooyen featured for an author interview. Suzanne's YA novel, Scardust, is one of the titles you could win in our giveaway!

Author Name: Suzanne van Rooyen
Book Title: Scardust
Release Date (if not already released): February 8, 2016
Publisher: Entangled
Genre: Sci-fi romance
Back Cover Copy (BCC) or Blurb:

Dead Rock, Texas, 2037

Raleigh Williams made a promise to his brother before he died, that he’d scatter his ashes on Mars. Desperate to leave a life of bad memories behind and start over in the Martian colony, Raleigh fully intends to keep that promise. But his plans are thwarted when a meteor near-misses him in the desert, and Raleigh finds in its crater not debris or even a spacecraft, but a man covered in swirling scars and with no memory of who he is. At least he looks like a man—a man Raleigh can’t seem to keep his eyes off of—but whenever they touch it ignites a memory swap between them.

Raleigh agrees to help Meteor Man piece together his life through their cosmic connection. But the memory share goes both ways, and Raleigh becomes inexplicably entangled with a guy who is everything he needs—everything good that Raleigh is not—but might not even be human. As their minds and worlds collide, reality unravels and Raleigh must face a painful truth, one that could shatter his dreams of finding love, reaching Mars, and fulfilling his brother’s last wish.



#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #4 with Amy McNulty

Also joining us today is the fabulous Amy McNulty. Amy's YA novel, Nobody's Goddess, is included in the prize giveaway.

Author Name: Amy McNulty
Book Title: Nobody's Goddess
Release Date (if not already released) Released (4/21/2015)
Publisher: Month9Books
Genre: YA Romantic Fantasy
Back Cover Copy (BCC) or Blurb:

In a village of masked men, magic compels each man to love only one woman and to follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.

Seventeen-year-old Noll isn't in the mood to celebrate. Her childhood friends have paired off and her closest companion, Jurij, found his goddess in Noll’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever chosen her.

Thus begins a dangerous game between the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither is willing to lose.

Click the link below to read Amy's interview and enter the giveaway!

#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #3 with Megan O'Russell

Joining us today on #HolidayBookBash is YA author, Megan O’Russell. Megan’s novel, The Tethering, is in the prize pack! Remember to enter for your chance to win!

Author Name: Megan O'Russell
Book Title: The Dragon Unbound
Release Date (if not already released) Summer 2016
Publisher: Silence in the Library Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Back Cover Copy (BCC) or Blurb: The Dragon Unbound is book three in The Tethering Series

About The Tethering.

All sixteen-year-old Jacob Evans wants is to win the heart of Emilia Gray, but with order in the magical world crumbling, war threatening, and Emilia’s boyfriend living across the hall, he may never have the chance.

Jacob Evans loses everything he has ever known and is tossed into a world of magic. The Dragons, a group of rebel wizards, are threatening to expose the existence of magic to humans. Jacob is determined to find a way to fit into Emilia’s family, but as his powers grow, so does the danger. With the death toll mounting, Jacob is accused of acts of rebel terrorism and must fight to stay in a world he’s only just beginning to discover.

When Emilia’s life is threatened, Jacob must risk everything to save her. Does he have the power to rescue her in time? And what could their survival cost?

Click the link below to read Megan's interview and enter the giveaway!


#HolidayBookBash Author Interviews and Giveaway

It's here! It's here! To help celebrate my upcoming book birthday for THE GIRLFRIEND REQUEST releasing January 11, 2016 through Entangled Teen-Crush, I've teamed up with some amazing authors to put together a fabulous holiday gift for YOU!

It's your chance to get some behind-the-scenes info on some of your favorite authors.  And as our gift to you....you can enter for a chance to win seventeen (yes, SEVENTEEN!) books by said authors, plus some snazzy swag.

What do you need to do, you ask? It's simple! Check back daily to read the author interviews for extra chances to win. Each author interview will have a Rafflecopter for your chance to win the whole kaboodle! (yes, I said kaboodle...blame it on all the holiday sugar.) That's it! How cool is that?? (Answer...very cool.)

Interviews (and your chance to enter to win) will run starting today, 12/19/15 through midnight, 12/24/15. Winner will be announced 12/25/15.

Check out the complete prize pack plus contest rules HERE.

Enjoy and best of luck! Happy holidays to you and yours from each of us!

#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #2 with Ann Noser

YA Author, Ann Noser
We are thrilled to have Ann Noser join us on the blog as part of #HolidayBookBash. Her YA novel, Dead Girl Running, is included in the prize pack!

Author Name: Ann M. Noser
Book Title: Dead Girl Running
Release Date: October 2015
Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Genre: YA/NA Crossover Dystopian 

Click the link below to read Ann's interview and enter the giveaway!

#HolidayBookBash Author Interview #1 with Vicki L. Weavil

YA Author, Vicki L. Weavil

Our first author to be featured as part of #HolidayBookBash is YA author, Vicki L Weavil. Welcome, Vicki!
Author Name: Vicki L. Weavil
Book Title: CROWN OF ICE
Release Date  – already released in 2014
Publisher: Month9Books

Genre:  YA Fantasy

Click the link below to read Vicki's interview and enter the giveaway!


Get ready....#HolidayBookBash begins tomorrow!!

I will be featuring interviews with some of your favorite authors, as well as your chance to win a book lovers prize pack just in time for a holiday gift for YOU!

Scheduled authors include:
Ann Noser
Amy McNulty
Courtney Sloane 
Heidi R Kling
Julia Ember
Julie Reece
Kira Archer
Megan O'Russel
Nina Rossing 
Pat Esden
Pintip Dunn
Suzanne van Rooyen
Vicki Weavil

Interviews will run daily beginning tomorrow through Christmas Eve, with the prize pack drawing, of books/swag from me as well as each of the authors, to be held on Christmas Day.

Enter daily as you read about some amazing authors and get behind the scenes peeks at their books and what they are working on now.

And for the really good part.....enter to win an awesome holiday prize pack for YOU!


signed hardcover copy of FORGET TOMORROW by Pintip Dunn
signed paperback copy of Paint my Body Red by Heidi R Klinger

signed paperback of SUMMER OF HOPE by Jodie Andrefski
paperback copy of CROWN OF ICE by Vicki Weavil
paperback of DEAD GIRL RUNNING by Ann Noser
Swag pack for UNICORN TRACKS by Julia Ember
*eARC of Not Okay Cupid by Heidi R Kling
*eARC of THE GIRLFRIEND REQUEST by Jodie Andrefski
*eARC of SCARDUST by Suzanne van Rooyen
ebook of DRIVING HER CRAZY by Kira Archer, along with a travel mug filled with swag chocolates! (Note--This is a sexy, fun, adult romance)
ebook copy of THE ARTISANS by Julie Reece
ebook copy of CRUX by Julie Reece
ebook of NOBODY'S GODDESS by Amy McNulty
ebook of SUPERMASSIVE by Nina Rossing
ebook of THE TETHERING by Megan O'Russell
ebook of the holiday novella,  NUTTYCRACKER SWEET by Megan O'Russell
*eARC =  electronic Advanced Reader Copy. You get to read it before it even hits the shelves!

Please Note - *Print books/swag may be US only at author discretion since some participating authors live outside of the United States. Winner will be randomly selected 12/25/15. Once selected, we will notify the winner and if the winner lives outside of the US, it will be at author discretion to ship overseas. The decision is up to each author. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we still love and appreciate all of our readers!!

You don't want to miss it! Happy holidays, and happy reading!!


Strive to be an advocate for Mental Health Awareness. Really.

We see it all around us more and more...hashtags for things like #MentalHealthAwareness. And this is great, it is. It is fan-freaking-tastic that people are speaking up more. I hashtag it too. But do we really stop to think what it means, and what we can do?

It's time to start.

REALLY start.

Giving lip service isn't enough. Just caring about the issue isn't enough. I believe we all need to be willing to step up and find our voice and figure out what real action we can take to help bring about change. Because the reality is--our kids are dying. So are adults. But right now, in this post, I want to address how so many adolescents and teens are directly affected by mental health issues like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and more.

It drives me up a wall when I hear people make comments about teens who self-harm, or suffer from depression or anxiety in a nonchalant manner of, "They're just doing it for attention."

Because let's examine that statement. FOR ATTENTION. They are cutting themselves with razors, or pen caps, or knives or paper clips until blood runs from their skin ....for attention.  And let's assume, just for a minute, that even if this statement is true for some of these teens....what does that tell us? What are they crying out to show us where words fail them? That they are in pain. Or...maybe even worse...that they feel absolutely nothing and feel the need to self-harm to feel anything at all. They are numb.

And even if they need attention, what is wrong with that? They need to know that they matter. That they are worth something. That someone cares enough to say, "Are you okay?"

And when they don't hear that, see that, feel that....what's the result? They become more firmly convinced that what they suspected or felt to be true....IS the truth. They come to believe their inner pain or hurt or emptiness doesn't matter. And that is a tragedy.

We have to get over the stigma. We have to make it MORE than okay to talk about these issues. We have to be the ones who do it. Because if we don't...who will? The reality of how many kids are hurting inside breaks my heart. And it also wakes me up.

So to anyone who might stumble across this blog post, and feel like no one "gets it"...that no one could understand how you feel, or even care...know that you are NOT ALONE.


You DO matter.

And for anyone who sees someone going through a hard time, I get that sometimes we don't know exactly what to say. And that's okay too. Listen. Or, if they don't want to talk right now, just be there. That counts for more than you think.

And talk about it. On social media, to your friends, your family, your neighbor, your mailman...I don't care who...but be an advocate.

"Be the change you wish to see in this world." ~ Gandhi


Facebook party time!

Want to come to a super secret party hosted by awesome authors and win some amazing books and swag?  All you have to do is ask! Just leave your facebook contact info in the comments, and I will invite you to the event on December 1st! The party is going to last ALL DAY with a slew of authors checking in to chat, run contests and giveaways, and MORE! You don't want to miss it.

A.L. Davroe's newest novel, NEXIS, is releasing December 1st! Join A.L. and her fellow authors in celebrating the release of this fantastic Sci-Fi adventure.

In the domed city of Evanescence, appearance is everything. A Natural Born amongst genetically-altered Aristocrats, all Ella ever wanted was to be like everyone else. Augmented, sparkling, and perfect. Then…the crash. Devastated by her father’s death and struggling with her new physical limitations, Ella is terrified to learn she is not just alone, but little more than a prisoner.

Her only escape is to lose herself in Nexis, the hugely popular virtual reality game her father created. In Nexis she meets Guster, a senior player who guides Ella through the strange and compelling new world she now inhabits. He offers Ella guidance, friendship…and something more. Something that allows her to forget about the “real” world, and makes her feel whole again.

But Nexis isn’t quite the game everyone thinks it is.

And it’s been waiting for Ella.

AL Davroe is hosting the event, with the following authors scheduled to appear to help celebrate:

 Jodie Andrefski
Cassie Clover
Gretchen McNeil
Pintip Dunn
Leah Kate Write (Leah and Kate Rooper)
Kelley York
Leanna Renee Hieber
Lia Habel
Jenny Trout
Anne Michaud
Starla Huchton
Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Heidi R. Kling
Marianne Morea
T. Lynne Tolles - Author
Erica Orloff


#HolidayBookBash is coming!

And what exactly is #HolidayBookBash you may be asking?  It's a book party! Or, your chance to get to know more about some amazing authors and their books, as well as win a fantastic prize pack--just in time for the holidays!

Interviews will run starting next week, and continue through the end of December.  Keep an eye out for more information and the author lineup. You don't want to miss it!


THE GIRLFRIEND REQUEST cover reveal and contest!

I am beyond excited to share the cover for my Young Adult Contemporary novel, THE GIRLFRIEND REQUEST!


Emma has been best friends with Eli since she moved to his neighborhood ten years ago. Tired of being cast in the role of the girl next door, Emma creates a fake Facebook profile in the hopes of starting an online friendship with Eli, which would hopefully lead to more. Like...way more. From friend request to In a Relationship--it all seemed so completely logical when she'd planned it.

Eli can't figure out what Emma is up to. He's pretty sure she's the one behind the Facebook profile, but then again, why would she do something so drastic instead of just admitting she wants to be more than friends? And who the heck is this new guy he saw her with? Eli starts to think that just maybe... he missed his chance with the girl next door.

 Two best friends, one outlandish ruse. Their status is about to become way more than It's Complicated.

 Be sure to keep an eye on EntangledTeen.com for an interview with Eli for their Swoon-Worthy Sunday feature. (Trust me, Eli is definitely just that!) ;-) I hope you love reading THE GIRLFRIEND REQUEST when it releases just as much as I loved writing it.

Until then, may your days be filled with love and laughter.

~ Jodie 

By Jodie Andrefski 
Release Date - 1/12/16
Entangled Teen: Crush  

And....to celebrate, I am offering a chance to win a $20 Amazon e-Gift Card,  as well as this beautiful handcrafted necklace with a vintage rose glass pendant.
I'm sorry, but I am unable to ship the necklace outside of the US. If the contest winner is outside of the US,
it will be e-Gift Card only. Thank you for your understanding.)

The winner will be selected randomly from all entries, and will be announced Thursday, November 26th.

Remember, you can RT daily for more chances to win!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for helping me celebrate my cover reveal and best of luck in the contest!! 


Fun Stuff Coming up...

I have been so crazy busy with edits and writing that I've really done a horrible job of keeping up to date on this blog--so I apologize for that! I will get better, I promise. Maybe I should make that my pre-New Year's resolution. Hmmmm.....

Anyway, I am so excited about all of the awesome things coming up, that I will be able to announce soon! To give just a hint....you will get the chance to "meet" Eli, the swoony hero from my upcoming novel, THE GIRLFRIEND REQUEST, which is set to release January 12th, 2016 from Entangled Crush.

In addition to that, I've lined up some AMAZING authors who have agreed to be interviewed about their books. Many will also be holding cool contests for your chance to win things like books, Amazon GCs and more. Keep an eye out for the hashtag #HolidayBookFun on twitter. So definitely keep your eye out!  If YOU are a YA author (any genre!) who would like to be featured on my blog, please reach out. (Check out the "Contact" tab or use the handy-dandy email link to the right.)  =)

Until next time..may your days (and nights!) be filled with love, laughter and plenty of weak-in-the-knees-inducing kisses.



YA Scavenger Hunt (#YASH)


 Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!  

I'm Jodie Andrefski, and you are currently hunting TEAM GREEN.

About Me

I had a horse named Thunder, which leads into my favorite mythological creature...a pegasus.
I am a sucker for desserts. No, I mean SERIOUSLY.
Coffee comes in close second.
I am afraid of heights.
I am a Netflix binge-watcher. Yes, I admit it. =)

I have a sneak peek of my work-in-progess YA novel hidden somewhere in this blog hop. You can find my CRUSH playlist here. CRUSH is a twisty-turny YA thriller...of course, I had to throw a touch of romance in there too. Keep hunting to find the sneak peek! And as part of the GREEN TEAM, you can enter to win a signed copy of my 5-star rated YA Contemporary novel, SUMMER OF HOPE, along with a ton of other fabulous YA books.

So what exactly is #YASH??
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 a chance to win some awesome 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 our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GREEN TEAM -- but there is also a pink team, a gold team, an orange team, a teal team, a red team, a purple team, and a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

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 Prize Page.

How to Play

Directions: Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the green team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). 

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 10/4/15 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Today, I am honored to be hosting LISA SCHROEDER on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! 

Lisa is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including the YA novels CHASING BROOKLYN, THE DAY BEFORE, THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU, and ALL WE HAVE IS NOW. Her books have earned spots on state reading lists and have been translated into many languages. You can catch her on twitter at @lisa_schroeder.
Find out more information by checking out her author website or

Are you ready for some EXCLUSIVE CONTENT from Lisa Schroeder??

What do you do with your last day on earth?

There are 27 hours and fifteen minutes left until an asteroid strikes North America, and, for Emerson and everyone else who didn't leave, the world will end. But Emerson's world already ended when she ran away from home last year. Since then she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat.

The city's quieter now that most people are gone, and no one seems to know what to do as the end approaches. But then Emerson and Vince meet Carl, who tells them that he has been granting people's wishes. He gave his car away so a woman could take her son to see the ocean for the first time, and he gives Emerson and Vince all the money he has in his wallet.

Suddenly this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in 27 hours -- maybe even their own.

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