YASH is Here!

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 72 hours!

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Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are FOUR 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, a gold team, and a blue 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.

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Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed 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 April 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
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Today, I am hosting Abigail Johnson on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Abigail Johnson was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snowstorms for year-round summers and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip in a purple spiral-bound notebook that she still has, and has been writing ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen, but hasn’t let that stop her from bodysurfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high-school production of Cinderella, and becoming a published author. Visit Abigail online at abigailjohnsonbooks.com and follow her on Twitter, @AbigailsWriting.
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here!
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Adam Moynihan’s life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a home life so perfect that it could have been a TV show straight out of the 50s. Then his oldest brother died. Now his fun-loving mom cries constantly, he and his remaining brother can’t talk without fighting, and the father he always admired proved himself a coward by moving out when they needed him most.

Jolene Timber’s life is nothing like the movies she loves–not the happy ones anyway. As an aspiring director, she should know, because she’s been reimagining her life as a film ever since she was a kid. With her divorced parents at each others throats and using her as a pawn, no amount of mental re-editing will give her the love she’s starving for.

Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives. But when one’s life begins to mend while the other’s spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed.

Check out Abigail’s “Every Other Weekend” spotify playlist here!



And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Debbie Manber Kupfer, and more!
To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is  42
Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the purple team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
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To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!

Bonus! I’m running a Rafflecopter with oodles of ways to win. The grand prize winner wins a box set of books 1 through 3 of the P.A.W.S. Saga in audio or ebook. Plus everyone who signs up for my newsletter picks up a free copy of Tales from P.A.W.S.

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And one more thing – ALL of my P.A.W.S. Saga are on sale this week for just 99 cents a piece on Kindle.
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Winter Giveaways

It’s super cold in St. Louis at the moment, so I decided to run a few Amazon giveaways and a couple of sales to help distract from the cold.

First up I’m giving away two copies of my box set of The P.A.W.S. Saga books 1-3.

Enter the Amazon Giveaway here

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Did you win? If you didn’t you can still pick up a copy from now until the end of January for just 4.99 or Read free on Kindle Unlimited.

Or how about a little Tea and Dark Chocolate to warm you on these winter days?

Enter the giveaway here:

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Or pick up a copy for just 99 cents today.

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And last but not least – something for the little ones:

Meet the small brown dragon that does big things – ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON

Amazon Kindle Giveaway or paperback sale for just $9.58

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Meet Whiskey!

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Hi everyone! We have a new family member. Meet Whiskey! She and Miri are slowly getting used to each other. I even caught them sniffing noses yesterday (though sadly I wasn’t quick enough to get a picture.)

Anyhoo, in honor of our new kitty I’m running a little contest over on my P.A.W.S. page on Facebook. Hop on over and leave a pic of your furry friend for a chance to win an audio book of my kitty story, Cecilia’s Tale, narrated by the ever-awesome, Fiona Thraille.

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Tea & Dark Chocolate – Valentines Contest and Sale

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Happy Valentines Day folk and a big welcome to my newsletter subscribers. As a special Valentines gift to all my subscribers (blog and newsletter) I have my little book of silliness, Tea and Dark Chocolate, on sale for just 99 cents/99p from now until Sunday.

I put together this collection of flash fiction and poetry originally for my mother and dedicated to her. My mum does read the P.A.W.S. series and I even created a character for her in Londinium (Shirley the camel), but it’s not quite her normal cup of tea! Tea and Dark Chocolate however thrilled her and made her chuckle. I hope it will do the same for you. The stories can be shared with people of all ages.

Along with the sale I’m also having a trivia contest.  Winners of the contest will pick up an audio book of Tea and Dark Chocolate narrated by the awesome English voice actress, Fiona Thraille.

So here’s what you need to do. First, pick up a copy of Tea and Dark Chocolate for just 99 cents. Take your time and enjoy the stories and poems and answer these trivia questions.

  1. What is the name of the dog that lives with Doris?
  2. What is the ogre’s name (first and last) in #Ogre troubles?
  3. In “Snow in Jerusalem” what is the name of Cecilia’s human companion?

Message the answers to me and the first 5 entrants to send me the correct answers will win a copy of the audio book.

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A is for Alistair

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Hi everyone – Happy April Fools Day and welcome to the first day of Blogging from A to Z. During the month of April I’ll be introducing 26 characters from the P.A.W.S. Saga, one for each letter of the alphabet.

So without further ado let me introduce you to Alistair Wolfe:

“Charmed to be here. And of course it is only fitting that I Alistair Wolfe am the first character to be featured this month. A little about me – Wolfe, of course, is not my real name, but I love the irony of my chosen title.

I have been a werewolf for a long time now. Centuries if the truth be told. It all began with a trip to Transylvania with the alchemist Quentin Frakes. There I met Roman, the oldest of all the werewolves. Most folk show fear when they meet a werewolf. I walked willingly into Roman’s den. Roman not only turned me, but he took me under his wing as my mentor. He taught me the secrets of the werewolf. And I learnt that by consuming human flesh and blood I could become incredibly strong and virtually immortal.

But there is more. Over the centuries I have developed my hypnotic magic and have used it to build my own formidable and loyal pack. Ultimately I plan to elevate werewolves to their rightful place as rulers of the world. But as we are immortal we can take our time.”

You can read more of Alistair’s story in P.A.W.S. and Tales from P.A.W.S.

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Want to win an audio book of Alistair’s story? Comment on this post with the name of your favorite villain and one random commenter will win the book.

 

Free Watermelons,Blog radio, and other stuff!

Hey folks I’ve got a bunch of stuff to tell you about today.

Firstly starting today and through to the 26th, Will There Be Watermelons on Mars? will be free on Kindle. Here’s your chance to pick up a copy and if you do please leave a review on Amazon.

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Number 2 – tomorrow (Friday) I’m going be on the radio show

The Speculative Fiction Cantina

Follow the link for details about the show that will air at 6:00 pm ET and you can set a reminder on your calendar to listen in. During the show I’ll be reading my prologue from P.A.W.S.

Number 3 – over on my puzzle blog I’m running a contest – the winner will pick up a PDF copy of Paws 4 Logic. Check it out. Also if you’d like a paperback of Paws 4 Logic Amazon are currently discounted it to just $5.99 (that’s the lowest price it’s ever been and I have no idea how long it will stay that way, so pick it up before it goes back up!)

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And finally – have you got your copy of Alistair yet? This is the first in a series of three P.A.W.S. tales I’ll be releasing in the next few months. Come by on Feb 1st for the cover reveal of the second story, Ramora.

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Happy reading and puzzling, Debbie 🙂