And the winner is....

But first...

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the Trick or Treat blog hunt. To all you fabulous readers who stopped by to "hunt"...I hope you had fun learning a little more about some of our books.

To each of my fellow authors...you are all amazing. I mean that. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy schedules to take part in the hunt too. You rock!

And now the moment you've all been waiting for. The winner of the Trick or Treat Blog Hunt 2016 is.....


Callie E
aka-  xoxbadwolf112

HUGE CONGRATS, Callie!! Have fun reading all your new books while enjoying all of your yummy treats. I've emailed you, so watch your inbox!!

To everyone else, thank you again for playing. Keep an eye out for more great contests!! =) <3 p=""> 


TRICK or TREAT Blog Hunt!

Tricks can be fun, but TREATS are way better. And this contest gives you a chance to win a ton of treats in the form of signed books, ebooks, candy, book swag and more from 13 authors!! We know...it's kind of SPOOK-TACULAR!
A creepy-awesome black canvas tote bag with a cool skull on the cover, filled with each of the books noted below as well as bookmarks and other great book swag. You will also win all of the treats that the author's list on their pages PLUS a bunch of other candy treats all in a black plastic cauldron. You'll even get the cute little plastic skulls shown in the prize photo.


Amy McNulty - NOBODY'S GODDESS (advanced paperback)
Kiran Oliver - DAYBREAK RISING (ebook)
Dorothy Dreyer - SCARE ME TO SLEEP (Kindle ebook)
Jodie Andrefski - THE SOCIETY (signed paperback)
Julia Ember - UNICORN TRACKS (paperback)
Julie Reece - THE ARTISANS (signed paperback)
Nina Rossing - FJORD BLUE (signed paperback)
Pat Edsen - BEYOND YOUR TOUCH(signed paperback)
Pintip Dunn - FORGET TOMORROW (signed paperback)
S.A.Larsen - MOTLEY EDUCATION (signed paperback)
Suzanne van Rooyen - OBSCURA BURNING (Releases 11/10 ebook)
Vanessa Barneveld - THIS IS YOUR AFTERLIFE (Kindle ebook)
Vicki Weavil - FACSIMILE (signed paperback)


It's simple, and you don't even have to dress up and walk in the cold, door to door, to get the goodies. Visit each of the THIRTEEN participating author websites. You will find the name of the candy/treat they are giving away, as well as what BOOK they are offering as part of the PRIZE PACK!  Be sure to write down the name of the treat, you'll need it later. Each author will provide a link to another author website on the hunt. (We are making it nice and easy so you don't get lost in the dark) =)

Have fun reading all about the books each author is giving away in the prize pack, plus any other tricks and treats the authors may have in store for you.

When you have collected the names of all 13 author "TREATS", head on over to complete the Trick or Treat Hunt Page Google Forms doc  and enter the correct treat next to the corresponding author name. 

You can enter for BONUS chances to win via the Rafflecopter found on each author's website, by doing things like following them on Twitter or following their Goodreads page, or tweeting about the Hunt!

The contest runs from Friday October 28th, 2016 through Midnight, October 31st, 2016 (EST)
Winner will be announced November 1st.
Contest is US only. Thank you for your understanding.

For my part of the hunt, I am giving away a signed copy of THE SOCIETY as well as a signed bookmark and a Society pin. 

Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.

The Society.
You've been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member.
But first you'll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.
Do you have what it takes? It's time to find out.

  Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.

 All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees… and Sam will get her revenge.
Let the games begin.

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THE SOCIETY is a YA Contemporary that deals with issues like bullying, loss of family, betrayal, while still having strong friendship ties and even romance. The main character definitely makes some bad choices, but it's part of her learning who she is and getting where she needs to go. Part of the book actually takes place this time of year, and Sam attends a masquarade party with her best friend, Jeremy. It doesn't go as planned. At all. It goes about as far from planned as you could ever....ever.....hope. Kids lives are in critical danger. And it just may be Sam's fault. Maybe revenge is never the best idea after all.

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For my prize, I'm also throwing in a favorite from one of the main characters of one of my earlier books--GOBSTOPPERS. Remember those? Classic yum! =)

To continue on the hunt, be sure to head on over to Pintip Dunn's blog. She is the NYT best-selling author of several YA novels, and for this hunt she is giving away a signed copy of her award-winning YA, Forget Tomorrow. You seriously want this book. Check out the book trailer, it rocks!!!

But before you head out, don't forget to write down the name of my treat, and  enter to win via the rafflecopter below. Feel free to leave a comment telling me YOUR favorite Halloween treat for another entry. Remember, you can tweet daily about the contest for another chance to win. Happy hunting, and good luck!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! =) 

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Do you like BOOKS and TREATS?

Get ready for a spooktacular trick or treat blog hunt which runs October 28 through midnight October 31st. You can win books from over 13 amazing authors, along with some yummy treats! Keep an eye out for more details coming soon.

Happy hunting!



Grab ALL the Crush titles you love for just 99 cents and ENTER TO WIN!!

Don't miss the awesome giveaway sponsored by Entangled Teen Click on the link below to learn more and to enter! Here's a great chance to meet your next YA Crush! <3 span=""> <3 span=""> (Pssst....THE GIRLFRIEND REQUEST is on sale too for just 99cents through 10/2! Grab your copy now before the next in the series comes out!) Sale can be found on amazon, B&N, Kobo, iTunes, google play and more!




Top 5 Reasons I love writing Contemporary YA Romance

There are all kinds of books out there, a genre to fit just about any taste imaginable, and I love reading several. When I first starting writing, I was pulled immediately to writing YA Contemporary Romance, and through the years I've had some people ask me what drew me to this genre. After all, I'm well out of my teen years, and yet this genre is most definitely one of my favorites. So what makes it so special?

5. I get to create a cast of characters going through some of the most pivotal years of their lives. It can be argued that the high school years deserve their own circle in Dante's Hell. Just about everyone who has attended high school can look back and remember the great times with friends, and the heartaches and tears locked in a bathroom stall when the boy you like asked someone else to dance. These years are real. They mold us into who we will become, even if at the time it just seems like days and days of drama, homework, zits breaking out at the most unfortunate time, and parents who just don't get us.

4. The young adult years are a plethora of firsts---first love, first kisses, first time asserting real independence, possibly first time making some choices that your parents aren't aware of, like drinking, or having sex. It's when teens start to discover who they are and who they want to be one day. Writing about characters going through all of these firsts can be fun, heartbreaking and exciting, sometimes all in the same chapter--just like it is for real teens experiencing it. Very often, the characters lead me in places that I wasn't at all expecting--again, just like real teenagers. And I love that!

3. I get to relive all of those firsts through my characters. Who doesn't love the giddy, butterflies in your stomach feeling when you are around that guy or girl you've been crushing on for weeks? Or what about when they finally notice you and sparks fly? Or when you just know they are about to kiss you...you can see something shift and change in their eyes, and they lean in with excruciatingly delicious slowness. It's totally selfish for me in this aspect--because I adore reliving all of the highs and even the lows of teen years. And on top of that, I can call watching shows like One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, or Dawson's Creek research. ;-)

2. I love being a part of the writing community that is helping to show that YA Contemporary Romance isn't a genre that is "trivial" or "not important." Because it is! It's real life. It can be raw and tackle some tough issues right along with the romance aspect. YA Contemporary can address things like bullying, mental health issues, self-esteem, eating disorders, or drugs and alcohol use all while allowing the reader to see different sides of the characters. Characters dealing with these things have friends, family, and yes...romance. I love exploring how the different facets of what makes a YA character come together.

1. My favorite part of writing YA Contemporary Romance is the readers. YOU make it so very worthwhile. When I see the book bloggers out there writing their thoughts about a YA book, or when I hear from a reader either on social media or in an email...I see how smart and sassy and passionate and fun you, the reader, are....and it makes me so proud to write this genre. I am honored to be a part of this writing community. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you! Keep reading, keep communicating what you like, or what you'd like to see more of. Keep on standing tall and proud and saying "I love reading YA" because you make it so very worthwhile.

But before you go, I have to share some fabulous news! To celebrate all the romantic goodness to be found in YA, Entangled Teen is holding a flash sale of all of their Crush books from 9/26 - 10/3/16. Every single one of their Crush titles will be on sale for only 99 cents!!! You can't beat that! This gives you a chance to read some new books by a favorite author or to discover a new favorite author.  My novel, THE GIRLFRIEND REQUEST will be included in this sale. It is the first in a series, with the next book coming out soon--more details to come on that later. =)

What is YOUR favorite part about reading YA?? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Wishing you love & laughter,



Flash GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win The Society

In honor of the release of THE SOCIETY, my latest YA Contemporary from Entangled Teen, I'm giving away an e-book copy!

Sam is a senior at an elite private high school, but she definitely has it rough--her dad went to prison the summer before her freshman year at Trinity Academy, her ex-bestie, Jessica, has made it her life mission to make Sam's life hell, and Sam's mom dropped her off with her Aunt Loretta to take off for parts unknown. So music is one of Sam's ways to cope in the midst of all the mayhem while she plots her revenge scheme against Jessica and the school's secret society.

I've shared the playlist containing some of San's favorite songs below. Comment your favorite song from the playlist and it will count as one of the ways you can enter to win!
(See the rafflecopter below for all the ways you can enter.)

Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.
The Society.

You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.

Do you have what it takes?

It’s time to find out.

Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society―not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.
All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.

Let the games begin.

Check out the official book trailer below! =)

 Contest runs through Sunday, May 8th. (International is fine!)
Thanks for entering, good luck, and happy reading. =)


So excited to share the book trailer for THE SOCIETY with you!

The Society released yesterday (yay!) and Entangled Teen put together this super cool book trailer to go with it that I'm really excited to share with you. =)  I hope you like it, and can't wait to hear your thoughts! Let me know what you think in the comments.


Are you ready? All of the fun starts TOMORROW!

Those of you who have signed up for The Society Community Contest, get ready...all the fun starts TOMORROW. If you haven't sign up yet, don't worry, there is still time! Head over to The CONTEST PAGE and sign up to get in on all the fun.

This isn't just for teens! ANYONE CAN PLAY.

The mission behind this contest is to spread kindness to people around you in small ways. For each "task" you complete, you get a chance to win prizes. SOME ACTS ARE ONES THAT CAN BE DONE JUST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. That's it!

You can win Amazon GCs, bookmarks, tshirts, and more! Plus, it can bring those around you joy and a smile.

Be the change.

Please feel free to share this to spread the word. This is a cause I really believe in. Thanks so much for all your support. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your mission results! =) ‪#‎cooltobekind‬ #thesociety


You're all invited...

I am so super excited to announce THE SOCIETY COMMUNITY CONTEST! As you probably know by now, The Society deals with a revenge plot against a not-so-nice queen bee, Jessica,who happens to head up Trinity Academy's elite secret society. Jessica has bullied Sam for years, and now Sam's finally had enough and plots to bring Jessica down. Sam hacks into the Society and fake taps three initiates and creates tasks for them to complete during rush week--tasks to bring about Jessica's ruin.

And that is where I came up with the idea for this contest. I wanted to make it something with hidden pages and passwords and tasks sort of like Sam used. Only in this case the tasks would be used for good. I also wanted to address the issue of bullying. So that is what this contest, and this community, is all about. It combines the two in an awesome way...giving you a chance to spread acts of kindness while every single task you complete gives you another chance to win some great prizes.

I hope you love it as much as I do. It's a cause that is really close to my heart. Contest sign-ups are open NOW.

For all of the details, check out the contest page, and be sure to follow me on twitter @2000_words

I also want to give a huge shout out to the fabulous Katie Robinson of @readingtransform for all of her hard work and wonderful design skills on the site. She is beyond amazing. Thank you for all of your hard work, Katie!!

Until next time,
Happy reading, and I wish you all love and laughter.

❥ J


#YASH TEAM BLUE hunt page

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!  You are currently hunting TEAM BLUE. Thanks so much for stopping by my page. I'm thrilled and honored to be part of Team Blue with my upcoming YA novel, THE SOCIETY, releasing May 3rd through Entangled Teen.

 #YASH is the brainchild of the fabulous, 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! And who doesn't love prizes?

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 page.


Directions: Somewhere below, you'll notice that I've hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue 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 April 3rd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Julie Eshbaugh - Author

Today, I am thrilled to be hosting Julie Eshbaugh on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Julie now lives in Philadelphia after having called Utah, France, and New York City hone. Early on, Julie focused her artistic energies on filmmaking and online video. She made two short films and then spent several years producing videos series for teens which received several honors from the Webby Awards. Creating videos for teens led to writing novels for teens, and Julie has never looked back. IVORY AND BONE is her debut novel.
You can learn more about her writing escapades on Twitter @JulieEshbaugh and on her website, www.julieeshbaugh.com.

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

 As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.


IVORY AND BONE looks absolutely amazing, and Julie was kind enough to share some images that she used for inspiration during her writing process as well as the link to her Pinterest board so you could check out even more behind the curtain wonders. How cool is that? So sit back, have a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy. If you are like me, it might be 19 cups of coffee. ;-) 


And don't forget to enter the contest by April 3, 2016 for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Jodie Andrefski, and more! To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next fabulous author,  Marissa Kennerson.  Thanks for playing, and happy hunting!!

 BUT ONE MORE THING BEFORE YOU DASH OFF, be sure to enter the drawing for your chance to win the $10 Amazon GC I am giving away.
Now that you're finding lots of super awesome books to read,
I want to give you a chance to buy some of them. =) Best of luck and happy reading.


#YASH is coming!

It's almost that time again, folks! The kiddies may be hunting eggs, but you will be hunting author webpages to win books and other bookish goodies as part of the YA Scavenger Hunt. The author team lists have been finalized and are listed below. The fun begins in just two days, YASH runs March 29-April 3, 2016. Get ready,  check out all of the teams to find your favorite authors, you don't want to miss it!

For all of the contest details, go to the official YASH webpage.

  1. Eric Lindstrom
  2. Kate Karyus Quinn
  3. Leah Bobet
  4. Emily Hainsworth
  5. Sarah Ahiers
  6. Sara B. Larson
  7. Alyxandra Harvey
  8. Brendan Reichs
  9. Cate Dean
  10. Julie Eshbaugh
  11. Joy Preble
  12. Ava Jae
  13. Marissa Kennerson
  14. Lyn Miller-Lachmann
  15. Tobie Easton
  16. Jodie Andrefski << That's me! Go TEAMBLUE! =)
  17. Brynn Chapman
  18. Lea Nolan
  19. Emily Ross
  20. Vicki L. Weavil

  1. Colleen Hauck
  2. Jessica Brody
  3. Roshani Chokshi
  4. Matthew Phillion
  5. Livia Blackburne
  6. Christine Fonseca
  7. Patty Blount
  8. Lori M. Lee
  9. Lisa Maxwell
  10. Gina Damico
  11. Sarvenaz Tash
  12. Heather Young-Nichols
  13. Lisa Amowitz
  14. Amalie Howard
  15. Pintip Dunn
  16. Carly Anne West
  17. Julie Reece
  18. Dhonielle Clayton
  19. Deirdre Riordan Hall
  20. Brenda Drake

  1. Dax Varley
  2. Jenny Perinovic
  3. Jessie Costin
  4. Robert L. Slater
  5. Sarah Neeve
  6. Tanya Lisle
  7. Katie Hayoz
  8. L.A. Starkey
  9. Michelle Madow
  10. Stacy Claflin
  11. Clara Stone
  12. Kimberly G. Giarrantano
  13. Marilyn Peake
  14. Rachel Shane
  15. T. H. Hernandez
  16. Janet Lee Carey
  17. Jennifer M. Eaton
  18. Melisa Giorgio
  19. Cheyanne Young
  20. Lisa T. Cresswell

  1. Paula Stokes
  2. Kathy MacMillan
  3. Sarah Jude
  4. Elle Cosimano
  5. C.J. Redwine
  6. Maria E. Andreu
  7. Kathryn Holmes
  8. Daw Kurtagich
  9. Leah Konen
  10. Marieke Nijkamp
  11. Yvonne Ventresca
  12. Melissa Gorzelanczyk
  13. K.C. Held
  14. Sarah J. Schmitt
  15. Rin Chupeco
  16. Amy Christine Parker
  17. Kimberly Sabatini
  18. Austin Aslan
  19. Amy Evans
  20. E. Katherine Kottaras

  1. Stephanie Keyes
  2. Julia Ember
  3. Christopher Mannino
  4. Nina Rossing
  5. Kristi Helvig
  6. Dorothy Dreyer
  7. Dawn Rae Miller
  8. Emily Skrutskie
  9. Catrina Burgess
  10. Karen Kincy
  11. Angela Myron
  12. Kat Ellis
  13. Chanda Stafford
  14. Jessica L. Brooks
  15. Kat Stiles
  16. Amy McNulty
  17. Phillip W. Simpson
  18. Michelle K. Pickett
  19. A. Lynden Rolland
  20. Gillian Bronte Adams

  1. Faye Bird
  2. Robin Constantine
  3. Amy Allgeyer
  4. Jolene Perry
  5. Meredith Moore
  6. Natasha Sinel
  7. Caroline T. Patti
  8. Erin E. Moulton
  9. Jennifer Brody
  10. Jenny Martin
  11. Joe Beernink
  12. Joshua McCune
  13. Jennifer DiGiovanni
  14. Kate Elliott
  15. Beck Nicholas
  16. Kassy Tayler
  17. Lori Goldstein
  18. Nina Berry
  19. Michelle Levy
  20. Debra Dockter

  1. Amy Plum
  2. LH Nicole
  3. Beth Revis
  4. Joshua David Bellin
  5. Kelly Hashway
  6. Victoria Scott
  7. Becky Wallace
  8. Rita Arens
  9. Vicki Leigh
  10. Michelle Andreani/Mindi Scott
  11. Lisa T. Bergren
  12. Kay Honeyman
  13. Lucy D. Briand
  14. Evangeline Denmark
  15. Jeff Garvin
  16. Madeline Dyer
  17. Christina Farley
  18. Kimberly Derting
  19. T. A. Maclagan

  1. Ripley Patton
  2. Hilary Thompson
  3. Eliza Tilton
  4. Delfy Hall
  5. Annie Cosby
  6. Michael Alan Peck
  7. Dale Furse
  8. Gerard O’Neill
  9. Melanie Hooyenga
  10. Anne Zoelle
  11. A. G. Henley
  12. Deidre Mapstone
  13. Ty Drago
  14. CK Dawn
  15. Lisa Voisin
  16. Kimberly Loth
  17. Jessica Hawke
  18. Meredith Zeitlin
  19. B. Kristin McMichael
  20. Shonna Slayton

  1. Adi Rule
  2. Leo Hunt
  3. Melanie McFarlane
  4. Tera Lynn Childs
  5. Wendy Higgins
  6. Krystal Wade
  7. Sharon Biggs Waller
  8. Kady Cross
  9. Lyne Matson
  10. Liz Braswell
  11. Cynthia Hand/Jodi Meadows/Brodi Ashton
  12. Patricia B. Tighe
  13. Dawn Ius
  14. Darren Groth
  15. Sarah Tomp
  16. Amy K. Nichols
  17. Emil Sher
  18. Alexandra Sirowy
  19. Brianna R. Shrum
  20. Ilsa J. Bick