You’re visiting part of the RED TEAM!
Gorgeous books, right?!
Hello, Hello! I’m your hostess for this stop, and I’d like to introduce myself to you.
I’m Elle Beaumont, YA & NA author. I enjoy writing fantasy, supernatural, retellings, and science fiction.
I’m one of four authors of Something in the Shadows: A Halloween Anthology, which is a collection of fantastic stories perfect for Halloween!
I’m also known for my love of coffee mugs, lipstick, and backdrops on my live broadcasts! 😉
I’m also holding 2 giveaways! 1 is part of YASH and 1 is separate.
For YASH, I’m giving the winner a physical copy of When Stars Are Bright by Amber R. Duell. A wonderful retelling of Thumeblina!
And for my personal giveaway, I’m gifting the winner a 15$ gift card to Willow Ridge Candles, and also 2 ebooks! Something in the Shadows Anthology, and also Link by Link Anthology!
Keep scrolling if you’d like to enter my personal giveaway!
Are you a book reviewer? I might have a group you’d love!
And you’ll get access to YA books before anyone else does! This group’s sole purpose is to help authors gain reviews, and fill a reader’s need for binge reading!
Or, if you prefer NEW ADULT, then I have a group for you!
You came to the RED TEAM to hunt.
But, if you’re looking for my content, you will have to search around a bit longer. It’s not here, it’s on one of my teammate’s blogs!
But before you click away—you’re going to want to meet the author I’m hosting!
Are you a little confused? Well, here are some rules that might clarify some things for you… Take out your map, take out your pen and paper, because the fun is going to start.
Scavenger Hunt Puzzle 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 (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!)
HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN PURPLE!
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 4TH, 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 8th!
There are SEVEN 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 BLUE TEAM AND PURPLE TEAM Check out each team for a chance to win SIX 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.
Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.
Amy writes contemporary romance full of humor and heart. Her latest are two companion novels about baseball players and the girls who don’t want to fall for them: ANNOUNCING TROUBLE and HOW TO QUIT YOUR CRUSH. Check out
www.amydominy.com for more on all of Amy’s books and how to connect online.
Now that we know a little about Amy, here is the book she’s featuring!
Mai Senn knows Anthony Adams is no good for her—no matter how hard she might crush on him.
Good thing Anthony’s got the perfect plan: two weeks to prove just how not good they are together. Whoever can come up with the worst date—something the other will seriously hate, proving how incompatible they truly are—wins.
It’s all meant to help them finally crush their crushes. But it wasn’t supposed to be so hot. Or so fun. And when Mai’s future becomes at stake, will she be able to do the right thing and quit Anthony forever?
But wait…there is MORE goodness about her fantastic book! For Amy’s exclusive content, you get a deleted scene and another opportunity… keep reading.
Hey! Thanks for joining the YASH hunt and stopping by. So glad you’re here!
YASH is the coolest isn’t it? Free books, awesome authors to meet (like Elle who’s hosting me), and freebees like never-before-read scenes.
I’ve got one of those for you right now!
In How to Quit Your Crush Mai and Anthony have plenty of chemistry but not a lot in common. They decide to prove how wrong they are for each other by planning dates the other person will hate.
And oh, did I have fun writing those dates. J
In fact, I wrote a few too many of them and not every date ended up in the book. This is one that I had to cut, but also one that I still love.
I hope you’ll love it, too!
The only other thing you need to know: Mai created a list of rules and #5 is NO KISSING. (Yeah, that one isn’t going to last.) 😉
OH—and be sure to keep scrolling after the scene for more information about a separate giveaway on my website along with the link to enter.
Never Before Read Scene from HOW TO QUIT YOUR CRUSH
“This is it. This is all we do?” Her head tilts my way. She’s lying in the intertube, a wet towel acting as a buffer against the hot rubber. Her arms are stretched across the tube, her feet propped up on the other side. She’s somehow managing to look graceful.
She’s also beautiful. I’ve seen bathing suits that aren’t more than a couple of strings and triangles of fabric but Mai in a white tank and loose black swim shorts is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen. Her toes are polished. Red. It makes me think of her lipstick. Her lips. I’d like to break Rule 5, but it’s also nice just being here with her.
“This is it.”
She dangles her fingers in the cool murky water of Saguaro Lake. We shuttled to a spot I know and I got the tubes ready along with a floating cooler I’ve tied to mine. Now, the slow current will take us down to the spot where we rented the tubes and I parked the car.
“It’s not very fast, Anthony.”
“No, it isn’t Mai.”
“It must take all day.”
“Half a day, anyway.”
“And we just lie here? Like this?”
“All this sun isn’t healthy.”
“We have sunscreen on.”
“It’ll wash off.”
“I brought more.”
“Is that what’s in the cooler?”
“And bottles of water.” I pop it open.
She gasps. “And Cheetos.”
I lie back, smiling.
“You do have some redeeming qualities.”
I spin my tube just enough that I can reach hers. I pull myself closer and slide my fingers into hers.”
Again, her head tilts. Behind her sunglasses I can’t see her eyes, but I can read her smile. “I’m just holding your hand so you don’t get washed away by a huge wave.”
She looks around at the completely calm water, the smooth, gentle flow like bath water. “Right.” She lays back. “It does look dangerous.” But she winds her fingers in more closely.
Something feels different today though I’m not sure what. Maybe because we don’t have a clock ticking before the library closes. Maybe because it feels like a different world with only the two of us. Maybe because I’m going to be leaving soon and so is she.
Deeper feelings are bubbling up and I can’t help when my voice lowers, turns serious. “You ever get tired of it—of always striving to get somewhere else?”
“Sometimes. But not enough to change. There’s always a path laid out. College. My doctorate. A profession.”
“And someone like Grant Ellison?”
“And someone like Grant Ellison.” Her gaze lifts to mine, not a sliver of apology in them. “This is me. This is who I am, Anthony. I don’t wander off the path. I follow the road that’s already been paved. I like that. It’s safer.”
I shake my head, a familiar lump filling my throat. “We’re never safe. That’s a lie we tell ourselves when we make plans.”
“You mean your dad?” Mai adjusts her feet, and I move to let her go, but she stops me. “No don’t.”
So I slide a hand around her ankles. She’s smooth and soft everywhere, but also so strong in so many ways. It makes me want to know her more, not less. “He liked plans, too. Didn’t keep him from getting prostate cancer.”
“I’m sorry,” she says softly.
I shrug. “I don’t see the point in making all those plans. Well. Except maybe a few.” I lighten the mood with a smile.
She smiles back. “Oh yeah? What kind?”
“Like kissing a beautiful girl floating on the river with sunlight in her hair.”
“Anthony.” She sighs. “This is not helpful. You need to be more annoying.”
“Yeah, I will,” I say. I lean closer. “I’ll start by breaking Rule 5.”
And I kiss her.
In addition to all the books you can win on the HUNT, I’m giving away
(the companion book to How to Quit Your Crush)
to THREE WINNERS!!
As a winner, you get YOUR CHOICE:
e-BOOK or Audiobook
Visit my website for more details and the Rafflecopter link: http://www.amydominy.com/blog
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I hope you enjoyed Amy’s content. I know I sure did! Well, before I wrap this up and move onto cup number 7 [SEVEN] of coffee, don’t forget to enter my personal giveaway below!
P.S. If you noticed the secret number anywhere don’t forget to write it down, and find all the other numbers on TEAM RED, add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
May I have your attention, please?! Before you go… I have an opportunity for ONE lucky winner! I’m gifting the winner a 15$ gift card to Willow Ridge Candles, and also 2 ebooks! Something in the Shadows Anthology, and also Link by Link Anthology
Now, may I have your attention once again—please watch your step as your exiting the blog! Your next destination is the fantastic Natalia Mae! Show her some love, but while I still have you here—tell me—who is your favorite bookish villain of all time?