Hey guys! Welcome to the 10th
YA Scavenger Hunt!
I’m L.A. Starkey, or Laurie Starkey, you’re lucky host for this leg of the hunt!
I have three pen names, but the only one you’ll
get outta me is Kate Thomas.
I love books almost more than anything, my family
of course pulling ahead – slightly.
I can sing and do often. I love chocolate.
I write like my life depended on it – FAST!
I own Good Tales Book Tours, which is a tour company
and it is the ride of a lifetime!
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But, first, a few rules.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES
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 SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get 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 signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast. This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, April 5th!
There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PINK TEAM but there is also a RED TEAM, GOLD TEAM, PURPLE TEAM, BLUE TEAM, ORANGE TEAM, TEAL TEAM & GREEN TEAM!
Check out each team for a chance to win six different sets of signed books!
Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.
The book B. Kristin is showcasing in the YA Scavenger Hunt this season is
THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE EYES
The Legend of the Blue Eyes
Young Adult, Paranormal, Coming-of-Age
Published April 2013
(Lexia Press, LLC)
Arianna Grace liked her boring, Midwestern, teenage life where she ignored the many unanswered questions of her childhood. Why were her parents dead? Why did she not have family? Where was she raised until she was five? When someone offers to explain it all, Arianna thinks she’s just getting answers. Instead, she is thrown into a world of night humans who drink blood.
On Arianna’s sixteenth birthday, her world is thrown upside down when she changes into a vampire. Night humans, or demons, as some call them, live in normal society. Learning all of the new rules of a world she didn’t know existed might be hard enough, but it’s further complicated by two former-friends that now want to help her take her role as the successor to her grandfather.
There is a war going on between the night humans. Sides have been taken and lines are not crossed. Four main clans of night humans are struggling for control of the night. Divided into two sides, clans Baku and Tengu have been at war for centuries with the clans Dearg-dul and Lycan. That is, until Arianna Grace finds out the truth; she’s the bridge of peace between the two sides. But not everyone wants peace. With the night humans divided, Arianna is now a pawn in the war between them. She must choose a side–her mother’s family or her father’s–and for once in her life, decide her own fate.
TOP SECRET – BONUS MATERIAL FROM B. KRISTIN!!
The Legend of the Blue Eyes was my first series novel I published. It was a scary leap to put myself out there but so worth it. The response has been amazing. I love to hear from each and every fan that has read my books and this being the first series has been so much fun. Fans loved it so much that I had to write a spin-off series. So to give the fans a little something to think about…… here is the beginning of a novella I have been working on when I get a free moment. For those that have read the series, Andrew gets very little background in the first book and spends a lot of the time being mysterious. In my mind he always had his own backstory though. The following excerpt is a sneak peak at where his story truly began.
Andrew’s Story– (unedited draft)
Andrew Lucan’s shoes hit the pavement lightly as he ran. He didn’t make a sound or leave a trail to follow. He had it all planned. Every last detail was lining up. His home life stunk, and it had for long enough. He needed to escape now. With his birthday only weeks away, he was sure it was the perfect time to disappear. He’d be eighteen soon, and no one could return him to his uncle even if they found him.
Andrew had wanted–needed out of his current life for years. There wasn’t much he could do, trapped by his uncle literally at times. Family meant everything in his clan, and there was no out from the man that was his only blood relative. It didn’t matter that the old man beat him or used him as he pleased. The only salvation Andrew had was his eighteenth birthday. Then he’d be an adult and free to leave, no matter what his uncle told everyone else. It might make him an outcast, but being on his own was far better than staying just for the family name.
He only had to take care of one last detail. Andrew needed blood. All night humans needed blood, and he had the need for far more blood than most. Andrew’s own uncle had been feeding off of his blood for years to get stronger, but that always left Andrew hungry for blood of his own. Attending a school with day humans was the hardest place for Andrew to keep himself from feeding on anyone. Edward Lucan knew his nephew was strong, but Andrew was lucky enough that the old man didn’t know how strong. It had been a secret, and one Andrew was glad he was able to keep. It was the only reason he was able to leave now. If Edward had known, he’d have never unbound the chains he used to keep Andrew locked away in the basement. He used the chains whenever he thought the teen had misbehaved or was just wanting too much freedom.
Andrew moved to the shadows as he continued to run. He was sure that no one would track him, at least for another hour or two, but he had to stay safe. He was on neutral ground in a city that was divided among four night human clans, but that didn’t mean he was safe. Neutral only meant that any night human could walk through it. It didn’t mean you couldn’t attack. Andrew knew the risks, but since the safe house he was heading to was one of the lesser used ones; he was willing to chance it.
He paused at the end of the block and took a whiff, checking for other night humans. The smells were mostly of dearg-dul, the rival clan of his baku, around, but none were strong enough he was worried. They were there inside the buildings, and luckily for Andrew, none on the street.
Rain began to fall, and Andrew was thankful for it. The rain would help cover his scent. His uncle would hopefully lose his trail, and those from the other clans wouldn’t know he was there unless they walked into him directly. Keeping to the shadows, Andrew could avoid the latter scenario. Andrew looked up at the sky. Someone was looking out for him and aiding his escape. He had to believe it was so.
Andrew paused as he looked back down the street. He crossed it quickly, hoping to keep away from anyone until after he got the blood he was looking for and made it to the railroad tracks. The rain misted and he didn’t bother to wipe the trickle that went down his face. His obnoxiously curly hair was getting slicked down as the downpour began in earnest. He had only a few more houses to go to get to the clan safe house.
Andrew paused as a tingle passed over his whole body. He wanted to keep walking, but he had to stop. The pull to look down the alley he was passing was too great. Andrew waited in the shadows. Someone had just come out the back door of a quaint local diner. Her golden hair glowed in the moonlight. As the urge to watch her grew, she looked up in his direction. Bright blue eyes peered into the darkness. He was sure he was hidden, but she was staring straight at him. His breath caught in his chest. The urge to run to her and scoop her into his arms was overwhelming. Andrew had never felt that way about anyone before. His life had been ruined by his uncle, and there was no way he was going to bring a girl into it now. Fate again was playing with him. It was telling him to stay there and watch. That girl meant something, even if he had no clue why he was feeling this way. He had no idea who the girl was, but he knew one thing. He was screwed. There was no way he could leave now.
Please don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, B. Kristin McMichael, and many more! To enter, you need to write down my favorite number, find all the other numbers on the PINK TEAM add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Thank you so much for visiting my website! While you’re here don’t forget to enter the bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt. Feel free to enter my rafflecopter below to win an e-book copy of my Soul Keeper Series box set!
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Good luck everyone!
Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt? Then head on over to visit author B.P. Parker’s page.