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YASH Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!
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 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 120 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are seven contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM–but there is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, a blue team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set of 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 page.

And make sure you enter to win a copy of my first memoir, The Dead Inside, before you leave this page! (Entry at bottom of page.)

Here’s how to YASH
 
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the purple 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 Sunday, October 8, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting Lydia Kang for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Lydia is one of those impossible humans who can be a practicing doctor, a publishing author, and a frigging hottie, all at once.
Tell me she’s not one of those women who’s going to look gorgeous when she’s  
Learn more about Lydia by checking out her author website, or find more about her books here!
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
You lucky YASHers are privy to some rare goodies about Lydia’s upcoming novel November Girl.
Let’s start with an overview:

I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.

Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there’s no one here but me. And now him.

Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I’m half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart. And if I do, I can’t protect him from the storms coming for us.

These are some pictures from Isle Royale, where The November Girl takes place—

the stormy lighthouse like the one where they hide out…

the Greenstone Ridge Trail where they traverse the island…

a shipwreck Lydia found on the island herself…

and an inspiration photo of Anda in the water.

(source for Anda inspiration photo: http://aterspolning.tumblr.com/post/66668008485. All other photos about The November Girl are Lydia’s own.)

To check out more photos from Lydia’s previously locked and very secret Pinterest Inspiration Board for The November Girlclick here!

After you feast on Pinterest, don’t forget to enter the YASH-wide contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Lydia Kang, and more. To enter, you need to have figured out what my secret number is (hint: happy birthday!). Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the purple team, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
 
To keep going on the YA Scavenger Hunt, you need to check out the next author: Brenda Drake!
Hey, and don’t forget to enter to win a copy of my first memoir, The Dead Inside, prequel of my latest release, We Can’t Be Friends.
I never was a badass. Or a slut, a junkie, a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi’s jean jacket. Anybody could see that. Except my mother. And the professionals at Straight.

From the outside, Straight Inc. was a drug rehab. But on the inside it was…well, it was something else.

All Cyndy wanted was to be loved and accepted. By age fourteen, she had escaped from her violent home, only to be reported as a runaway and sent to a “drug rehabilitation” facility that changed her world.

To the public, Straight Inc. was a place of recovery. But behind closed doors, the program used bizarre and intimidating methods to “treat” its patients. In her raw and fearless memoir, Cyndy Etler recounts her sixteen months in the living nightmare that Straight Inc. considered “healing.”

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