YASH – Fall 2017 Edition!

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Welcome to the Young Adult Scavenger Hunt!

Hi! I’m Hilary Thompson, your host for this leg of the hunt.

About Me

I love Instagram (Bookstagram!) but I suck at photography.

I’m an ebook kinda girl.

Pumpkin spice, shmumpkin spice. Give me a regular latte.

I teach 18 year olds alllll day. (Bless my heart.)

All my favorite foods start with C – coffee (totally a food), chocolate, cheese.

You’re currently hunting on Team Red!

Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’re not there yet – keep looking!

Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve hidden two things: an inspiration board for my SoulShifter series, and a cover reveal for book 3, Dream of Darkness and Dominion!

But before you hunt for those beauties, please check out the awesome author I’m hosting!

(Oh, yeah. And read the rules!)


DIRECTIONS: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM RED, and then add them up. HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS IN RED!

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, OCT 9th, 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 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, October 9th!

There are SIX contests going on simultaneously as well as a bonus contest and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM but there is also a GOLD TEAM, BLUE TEAM, ORANGE TEAM, PURPLE TEAM, & GREEN TEAM! Check out each team for a chance to win nine different sets of signed 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.

Phew. Now go hunting, good ladies and sirs.

I’m so excited to be introducing…

Amy McNulty!

Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently writes professionally about everything from business marketing to anime. In her down time, you can find her crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.


The book Amy is showcasing is Turn to Dust and Ashes (Fall Far From the Tree #2)!

Title: Turn to Dust and Ashes (Fall Far from the Tree #2)
Author: Amy McNulty
Publisher: Patchwork Press

Publication Date: 09/05/2017

Impassive. Devious. Besieged. Naive. In the ashes of their parents’ cruel sovereignty, four teenagers are left holding the reins with no idea how to lead their peoples to peace and prosperity.

Rohesia, told she is the true heir to Hanaobi, must choose between ruling the duchy in her father’s place and returning with her cousin to seek the throne that is more rightfully hers. Without her father figure, she has little interest in either, but there is no escape from the infamous legacy of her parents on both sides of the sea.

Fastello, left to lead both his father’s people and to seek the rule of the entire duchy, has never had so much responsibility in his life. Grappling with heartbreak the likes of which he’s never experienced, he doesn’t know if he has it in him to try to fill the hole so many people so desperately want him to fill.

Kojiro, adrift in a strange land and emboldened by the actions of the people he met there, is determined to find his courage and free his people from the tyranny of his mother’s reign. However, with her number one foe defeated, the empress of Hanaobi is more unstoppable than ever.

Tomiko, the perfect daughter to the strict and controlling empress, is sheltered from the reality of the world but eager to discover the truth. Before the war is over, she must decide between fealty to her mother and loyalty to her brother, knowing full well that either way, her family will never be whole again.

The goals of each of these four young adults are bound to clash—but there’s no escaping their destinies, no matter the destruction left in their paths.

Goodreads – Amazon – Barnes & Noble – The Book Depository


Catch up with Fall Far from the Tree, Book One in the series!

Amazon – Barnes & Noble – The Book Depository

Hilary here – this book is brand-new to the world, having just released last month! In fact, it’s only been available for about this many days:

Hey, if my math is off, just remember I work with words, not numbers. 😉

On to Amy’s bonus content!!

Amy is announcing her next YA series and revealing the title and the blurb for the first book! This contemporary paranormal romance series features vampires, merpeople, and fairies and will consist of at least five books.

Title: Fangs & Fins

Series: Blood, Bloom, & Water (Book One)

Author: Amy McNulty

Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

Publication Date: 5/1/2018

A dapper vampire. A sullen merman. Two heirs to a great conflict—and each needs to claim a beloved to become his kindred’s champion.

High school senior Ember Goodwin never had a sister, but after her mom’s remarriage, she now has two. The eldest is no stranger to her—Ivy is a witty girl in her grade who’s almost never spoken to the shy bookworm before—but she’s surprised to find the popular girl quite amiable. Their burgeoning friendship is tested, however, when Dean Horne, a pale, besuited charmer, shows interest in them both and plans to reveal his appetite for blood to the one who’ll stand by his side.

Seventeen-year-old Ivy Sheppard is tired of splitting her time between her dad’s and her mom’s, particularly when her dad uproots their lives to move them in with his new wife and step-daughter. Used to rolling with her parents’ whims, she tries to make the best of it and befriend her nerdy new step-sister. Her hectic life grows more unwieldy when she catches the eye of junior Calder Poole, whom she swears she sees swap well-toned legs for a pair of fins during a dip in a lake. Now she’s fending off suitors left and right, all while trying to get to the bottom of the strange happenings in her town.

The first book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series sets family against family and friend against friend as an epic, ancient war comes to a head in a supposedly sleepy suburb.

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Giveaway Time!


I love giveaways – I feature at least one every single week in my Stargazer Reading Group! (You can subscribe here if you’re interested, and get two free novellas to start both my series!)

First, don’t forget to add up all the numbers on the RED TEAM and enter for a chance to win the grand prize!

But I also put together a super-special giveaway for you guys – October New Releases!

I have a new release on October 24 – a multi-author box set called Marked by Fate.

We’ve put together 25 novels fr 99c – plus tonnnnns of exclusive bonus content, including 50 more books locked behind a secret link available on release day!

Check out Marked by Fate right here!


But there are some other hot releases coming this month, and you can enter to win one in my YASH giveaway.


Once you enter, please comment below what new releases you’re looking forward to this month!

Ready to get to the next leg of the hunt?

Then head right over to Kelly St Clare’s blog!

And guess what – she’s a fellow author in the Marked by Fate set!!

It was fun chatting, and I hope to see you around much more in the future!

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