Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Cover Reveal: Marked Beauty by S.A. Larsen PLUS Giveaway



Today we're taking part in the cover reveal for MARKED BEAUTY by S.A. Larsen. Take a look at this cool cover and be sure to add it to your Goodreads shelf.

Title: Marked Beauty

Author: S.A. Larsen

Publisher: Ellysian Press

Release Date: October 2017

Uncovering hidden secrets can sometimes kill you . . . or worse, steal your soul.

Anastasia Tate has a secret. She can feel the emotions of others through their life energy auras. Not a welcome gift for a teenager. Especially when a sinister presence begins stalking her.

Viktor Castle also has a secret. He’s tasked with protecting humanity yet cursed by an ancient evil to destroy it.

After Viktor saves Ana’s life, her abilities grow stronger. Drawn together, she senses Viktor has answers to lifelong questions. Only he shuns her at every turn, knowing he has saved her only to put her in more danger.

As Ana struggles with her attraction to Viktor, he tries everything to bury his unexpected feelings for her. But they must find a middle ground. For only together can they combat the dark forces threatening both their lives . . . and their souls.

ADD to GOODREADS

About the Author

S.A. LARSEN is the author of the award-winning novel Motley Education, the first book in a fantasy-adventure series for middle grade readers. Her work has appeared in numerous local publications and young adult anthologies Gears of Brass and Under A Brass Moon by Curiosity Quills Press. Marked Beauty is her debut young adult novel. Find her in the land of snowy winters and the occasional Eh’ya with her husband of over twenty-five years, four children, a playful pooch, and three kittens. Visit her cyber home anytime at www.salarsenbooks.com.

Connect with her on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Blog | Goodreads

Giveaway

This is a #hashtag giveaway, where two lucky winners will receive a FREE eBook of Marked Beauty upon its release.

To participate:

  • Share one of the premade images via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Or write up a blog post using one of the images.
  • Include #MarkedBeauty in your description.
  • Optional for extra entry: include Add to Goodreads (with link) in your description.

***Posts MUST contain the hashtag #MarkedBeauty for entry into the giveaway or we won’t be able to find you.

Pre-made tweets (you add the image)

"A lust 4 life energy. An ancient curse. One soul's journey thru death 2 find the cure." #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0

"Uncovering some secrets can kill you, or worse ... steal your soul." #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0 #YAlit

An ancient race. A timid girl. And a journey to the in-between. #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0 #YAlit

The giveaway begins May 17th and will be open until May 23rd. Winners will be announced May 24th via social media.


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Monday, 15 May 2017

The Young Adult Summer Scavenger Hunt Announcement - over $1000 in books and prizes!

The YA Summer Scavenger Hunt

I'm so glad to be a part of the AAYAA Summer Scavenger Hunt. This is an amazing opportunity for everyone involved, and one lucky winner will get a $500 grand prize. I'll also be giving away some books, so stay tuned for my Scavenger Hunt post, coming up at the end of May.

Want to know more about this? Well, in June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes! The hunt will take place June 1st to June 7th.

In addition to the $500 grand prize, each author will be giving away lots of free books and cool stuff (for my part, I’ll probably have a set of dystopian books and possibly a huge vampire hunter’s kit).
When the scavenger hunt begins (June 1st) all you have to do is visit each site below in order and write down the special word to reconstruct the story. You can enter any of the giveaways or offers on anybody’s site, or just grab the special word and move on. I’ll add a link soon where you can enter for the grand prize when you have the full story.




RULES

Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES.
All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story HERE (link will be posted soon).
There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, amazon credit and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword.

TREASURE MAP (list of participating authors)

  1. THE MAP (PARTICIPATING AUTHORS)

    1. Cindy Ray Hale
    2. Katherine Bogle
    3. Melle Amade
    4. David Kudler
    5. A.M. Yates
    6. Alethea Kontis
    7. Stevie Rae Causey
    8. Katlyn Duncan
    9. Debbie Manber Kupfer
    10. Meredith Rose
    11. N.M. Howell
    12. Lara Ann  
    13. K.M. Robinson
    14. J.A. Culican
    15. Heather Karn
    16. Rob L. Slater
    17. Dylan Keefer
    18. Sarah K. Wilson  
    19. L.J. Higgins
    20. Gina Marie Long 
    21. Em Kazmierski
    22. Travis Hall
    23. Heather Young-Nichols
    24. Anna Santos
    25. J.L. Weil  
    26. Jo Schneider 
    27. Rebecca Fernfield
    28. Kristin D. Van Risseghem
    29. Martine Lewis 
    30. Tara Benham
    31. Stacy Claflin
    32. Beth Hammond
    33. Erica Cope
    34. Nicole Zoltack
    35. Char Webster
    36. Sabrina Ramoth
    37. T.J. Muir
    38. Raquel Lyon
    39. Beth Rodgers
    40. S.L. Beaumont
    41. Eva Pohler
    42. Melanie McFarlane
    43. Cheryllynn Dyess
    44. Audrey Rich
    45. Amanda Zieba
    46. Sandie Will
    47. Elle Scott
    48. Angie Grigaliunas
    49. Ashley Maker 
    50. Mandy Peterson
    51. Audrey Grey
    52. Elisa Dane  
    53. Amy McNulty
    54. Melinda Cordell
    55. Monica Leonelle
    56. Claire Luana
    57. Frost Kay
    58. Preeti C. Sharma
    59. Bentz Deyo 
    60. April Wood
    61. Lena Mae Hill
    62. Angel Leya
    63. Wendi Wilson
    64. Wendy Knight
    65. Chogan Swan
    66. Tamara Hart Heiner
    67. Norma Hinkens
    68. Patti Larsen
    69. Megan Crewe  
    70. Jamie Thornton
    71. Jessie Renée
    72. T.A. Maclagan  
    73. Lydia Sherrer
    74. Phyllis Moore
    75. P.D. Workman
    76. J.A. Armitage
    77. K.N. Lee
    78. Angela Fristoe
    79. Rhonda Sermon
    80. G.K. DeRosa 
    81. Erin Richards
    82. Ali Winters
    83. Larissa C. Hardesty
    84. Kristine Tate
    85. Debra Kristi
    86. Bella Rose 
    87. Cortney Pearson
    88. Jeff Kohanek
    89. Kristal Shaff
    90. Rachel Morgan  
    91. Emma Right
    92. C.L. Cannon
    93. Joanne Macgregor
    94. Lindsey Loucks
    95. Farah Cook
    96. Erin Hayes
    97. Jesikah Sundin
    98. Dorothy Dreyer
    99. Danielle Annett
    100. C.J. Ethington
    101. L.C. Hibbett 
    102. Madeline Dyer
    103. Katie John
    104. Nicole Schubert  
    105. Rachel Medhurst 
    106. Tee G Ayer  
    107. May Freighter 
    108. Heather Dyer
    109. Jen Minkman  
    110. J.L. Gillham
    111. Karen Tomlinson
    112. Kate Haye
    113. Megan Linski
    114. Martina Billings
    115. Jo Ho
    116. EE Isherwood
    117. Inna Hardison
    118. Rachel Bateman
    119. Sally Henson  
    120. J.L. Hendricks 
    121. A.L. Knorr  
    122. T.M. Franklin  
    123. Raven Oak
    124. felisha Antonette
    125. Jake Devlin
    126. S.F. Benson
    127. Laurie Treacy
    128. Emily Martha Sorensen 
    129. Leia Stone
    130. T. Rae Mitchell
    131. J. Keller Ford
    132. Kat Stiles
    133. Jessica Hawke
    134. Elyse Reyes
    135. Sophie Davis
    136. Bianca Scardoni
    137. Jenetta Penner
    138. David R. Bernstein
    139. Olivia Wildenstein
    140. Derek Murphy
 For rules, updates or trouble-shooting, make sure to check out this main post which will stay updated.



TIMELINE

Authors will post the rules and the full list of participating authors sometime in June, and have their post up and visible on their site/blog, with their keyword, by June 1st. Readers just need to go through the list, find the words, and use the story to enter for the grand prize.

Good luck, everyone! And happy reading!

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