YA Summer Scavenger Hunt #87

Ahoy! Welcome to this step on your map, mateys! I hope your scavenger hunt has been successful thus far.

Before I share your keyword for this post, I have some GIVEAWAYS to show you!!

Giveaway Number One

My new YA paranormal romance INTRINSIC is coming out June 12! It's a magical romp through hushed bookstores and time, blended with just the right amount of mystery, swoony kissing, and handsome Russians. ;) And it's up for pre-order for only 99 cents RIGHT NOW.

Intrinsic is the second book in my Forbidden Doors series, but the books can be read interchangeably! 

For the chance to win a SIGNED PAPERBACK of book one, Phobic, plus some kick-booty swag, please tweet, share the link, and/or preorder! and then comment below and let me know!

Tweet: Some boys are better left unkissed. And some doors should remain closed.


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AND NOW! Your keyword for spot #87 is...

Here's your next stop: Jeffrey Kohanek 

Happy scavenger-hunting, and thanks for dropping by! <3



Shattered Worlds features Kristy Tate's THE PIRATE EPISODE!

The Pirate Episode
YA Time Travel

Cambria Brandt, a senior at Norfolk High, juggles homework assignments, tennis practice, and her overprotective mother, all while struggling to conceal her crush on Dr. Fleur, her biology teacher. But one sip of the witching well water makes all her concerns disappear. 

Flung into the intrigues of the American Revolutionary War, Cami discovers a have on Ile du Ciel, the private island of the pirate Captain Phillip La Fleur. Distress and suspicion soon blossom into romance, luring Cami to a life of ease she could never have imagined. But when Dr. Fleur comes in search of her, Cami finds herself torn between two men, two centuries, and two very different futures. 

From a modern day New England high school to the Caribbean Islands, The Pirate Episode is a romantic adventure that proves love knows no time. 

Exclusive Excerpt!

Cambria Brandt stood in the doorway holding her tennis racquet, smiling at him in that knowing way that he found so frustrating on an eighteen-year-old girl. She always looked at him as if she could read his thoughts, which would be disastrous for his position at the school if she really could.
“Ah, Cambria, I hadn’t heard you come in.”
“I think I left my book in here.” She looked past him and pointed to her fifth period chair. “There it is.”
Smiling, she moved past him, smelling earthy and sweat. The air around her moved. He could practically feel the molecules rearranging themselves, welcoming her into his space. Typically he didn’t notice what women—girls, he corrected himself—wore, but he found Cambria’s too-short tennis skirt and tank top hard to ignore.
Because he couldn’t indulge in such thoughts about Cami—or any of his students—Joel strode to his microscope. The bottle of water from the Witching Well sat on the counter. He had forgotten about that. He picked it up, intending to throw it away.
“I heard your sister is getting married,” Cambria said, pausing beside him.
Joel cleared his throat. “Yes.”
“And that she’s going to be running the dress shop out of your grandmother’s house.”
“Yes,” he repeated, adjusting his glasses so that he could see her better. Damn. Why did she have to look like that? Long blond curly hair, damp with sweat. Flushed skin. Shining eyes.
“I think it’s so cool. All the girls love Delia’s Dress Shop. I can’t wait to see her wedding dress. Celia is so talented.”
Joel nodded, cursing himself for social ineptitude and his inappropriate thoughts. She’s a kid, he berated himself. Get a grip.
Waving her hand in front of her flushed face, she nodded at the water bottle in his hand. “Can I have a drink? Do you mind?” She reached for it and her fingers brushed his. Tingles shot up his arm.
Cambria unscrewed the lid. “The water fountain on the courts is still broken.”
“Um, that’s not—” Joel began.
But Cambria didn’t stop to listen. “Don’t worry. I won’t put my lips on it,” she said. Tipping her head back, she poured the water from the Witching Well into her mouth.
The tennis racquet, water bottle and book fell with a clatter as Cambria vanished.


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Kristy lives in Southern Orange County with her husand, son, and her Schnauzer, Grendel. She studied English Literature at Brigham Young University and at BYU's international center in London. She is an award winning and Amazon bestselling author.

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Website:   http://www.kristytate.com/
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Blog:  http://kristystories.blogspot.com/

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#YA Summer Scavenger Hunt!

A massive scavenger hunt is happening this summer, brought to you by An Alliance of Young Adult Authors! If you like free books, games, and incredible giveaways, this is for you! Read on for details! 


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 secret legend HERE.
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.

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 Monroe 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 Kuck
  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. Brian King
  117. Inna Hardison
  118. Rachel Bateman
  119. Sally Henson
  120. J.L. Hendricks
  121. A.L. Knorr
  122. T.M. Franklin
  123. Konstanz Silverbow
  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

Starts June 1st!

Just go through the “treasure map” above to find the keywords and reconstruct the secret legend. Once you’ve got it, enter for the grand prize HERE. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for other giveaways or free books as you search for the keywords, most authors will be offering their own prizes as well.
For rules, updates or trouble-shooting, make sure to check out this main post which will stay updated.

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.

Who's ready for some awesome? I’ll see you June 1st! 🙂

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