Summer YA Scavenger Hunt!

WELCOME!

In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt (and I’m a part of that!). This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes!

RULES

Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: WERE.

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 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.

TIMELINE

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.

 

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Summer YA Scavenger Hunt!

In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt (and I’m a part of it!). This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes!

 RULES

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 short story HERE (link will be posted soon).

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. (I will be offering a stellar prize – to be announced when this scavenger hunt begins.)

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 Efken
  11. Meredith Rose
  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. Tom Shutt
  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
For rules, updates or trouble-shooting, make sure to check out this main post which will stay updated.

TIMELINE

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.

Thunder Rattles High

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THUNDER RATTLES HIGH Book Three: Unweaving Chronicles

Blurb: 

Can selfish Tylira make the ultimate sacrifice?

Tylira’s back from the world of Axum, but her arch-enemy has followed her. With the world collapsing, a people to protect, a new ancestor to reckon with, and armies intent on war, there’s nowhere to flee and live the life she’d always wanted. Worse, she’s the only one with the right kind of magic to stop Catane from his quest to rule Canderabai. Will she have the courage to make the ultimate sacrifice when it goes against everything she’s ever wanted?

Searching for the perfect princess-turned-kick-ass heroine? Looking for an epic fantasy tale like nothing you’ve ever read before? This one won’t disappoint you. “Lightning Strikes Twice” combines the epic fantasy storyline of Robert Jordan’s “Eye of the World” with the immediate in-person awe of Stephanie Garber’s “Caraval.” Plus, the ending is an absolute game-changer! Expect a thrilling ride.

What to expect:

Adventure, magic, metaphysical epic fantasy themes and cultures, science fiction elements, coming of age themes, a romantic sub-plot, an evil emperor, quest and dinosaur-like creatures. It’s basically YA epic fantasy with a twist.

Where to get it?

Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

 

Happy Read Self-Published Month!

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I’m the very last stop in the Read Self-Published Month Blog Tour. If you get lost, or if you just want to start again, you can go back to the beginning here: https://zachchop.com/2017/04/01/happy-read-self-published-month/

My day is April 26, 2017, and you’re in luck because I’m doing a HUGE sale today.

I write YA science fiction and fantasy books with EPIC plots and AMAZING worlds you have to experience to believe.

THE UNWEAVING CHRONICLES is my Epic Fantasy series and Book One: Teeth of the Gods is FREE today and tomorrow (26th & 27th) and Booke Two: Lightning Strikes Twice is on sale for just $.99 this week.


teeth-cover-colorebookunweaving2Tylira’s world is unraveling, and it’s all because of her unique gift.

Tylira Nyota’s mother is dead, and as the ninth daughter of the High Tazmin it is her fate to be chained to a fallen enemy general and trained for the life she will be assigned. Worse, Tylira’s magic won’t materialize, even though all her sisters can use theirs without inhibition.

But Tylira is headstrong and determined to have a little fun in life. She won’t let her guards, her brand new general, or even her stepmother’s army stop her. When she sees a chance to compete in the legendary race for the Teeth of the Gods she grabs it with both fists and won’t let go until she’s found them or destroyed the whole world trying.

And that’s a problem, because as her magic blossoms it becomes clear that the one thing Tylira is really good at, is destroying everything around her. With an army pursuing her, the Teeth of the Gods nothing but a spectre, and everyone telling her she must turn back, can she find a way to escape her destiny?

GET IT HERE


lightningstrikestwice10They say ‘lightning never strikes twice,’ but they’ve never met Tylira.
They say lightning never strikes twice – but they haven’t met Tylira.
Tylira Nyota did the unexpected when she found the legendary Teeth of the Gods, but her unweaving magic is unraveling her world at the seams and their only hope for survival is a guess by her ancestor and a journey to another world. Worse, Tylira and her san’lelion, Rusk Hawkwing, enter that world only to find themselves in the middle of a war with no allies and no way back.

Tylira managed to do the impossible when she won the race for the Teeth of the Gods, but can she do it again in the world of Axum with a powerful ruler bent on her destruction and a band of strange monster-riding barbarians her only allies?

Will she find a solution to save their world from destruction? And what will she have to sacrifice just to get home again?

GET IT HERE


I’m very grateful to you all for stopping by. Thanks for reading indie and don’t be a stranger! You can join my facebook group, Blackwatch & Beyond, to chat all thing SFF with me. We have a lot of fun together over here and fans vote on covers, character names and dress colors, lol. I hope to see you there!


Start the fun all over again at the very beginning here: https://zachchop.com/2017/04/01/happy-read-self-published-month/

The Matsumoto Trilogy: Omnibus Edition

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THE MATSUMOTO TRILOGY: Omnibus Edition

Blurb: 

SHE CAN’T ESCAPE WHO SHE WAS BORN – BUT SHE CAN OVERCOME.
Vera Matsumoto is intelligent, well-trained, and connected by a computer in her brain to her deadly bodyguard, but will that be enough when the Blackwatch Empire turns on her? Follow Vera through adventure, romance, metaphysical surprises, space travel, political intrigue and an all-out coup attempt in this thrilling dystopian science fiction thriller.

 

What to expect:

Adventure, politics, family, love, technology, aliens and metaphysical themes.

Where to get it?

Amazon & Kindle Unlimited

Roman Adrift

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ROMAN ADRIFT Short Story Prequel to The Matsumoto Trilogy

BLURB: 

 

Roman Aldrin wasn’t always a deadly bodyguard and space marine. At one time, he was just a boy living in his parents’ decrepit spaceship. Until everything changed…

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Family, love, loss and a heart-pounding back-story.

WHERE TO GET IT?

Anywhere You Purchase E-books (FREE)