Tuesday, April 2, 2019

YA Scavenger Hunt (Spring 2019)

Welcome to my stop on the Spring 2019 YA Scavenger Hunt! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a number clue. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our grand prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team (the red team). But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 5 days!

My name is Sarvenaz Tash and I'll be your host for this leg of the hunt. I'm the author of The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love (an Amazon Best Book of the Year, YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers) and the upcoming rom-com, Virtually Yours, releasing on June 4, 2019. In Virtually Yours, a college freshman tries out a virtual reality dating app only to be matched up with the ex she's not over, and one of her new best friends at school. It was pitched as a rom-com Black Mirror and you can win an advance signed copy of the book via the giveaway at the bottom of this post! (U.S. only)

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt or to find a full list of participating authors in case you are stuck. There are five contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all. I’m a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a purple team, a gold team, a blue team, and a green team you can follow for a chance to win a whole different set of books.

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red 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 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Today, I am hosting author Eva Pohler.

Eva Pohler is a USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels in multiple genres, including thrillers, supernatural suspense, and young adult fantasy. Her books have been described as "addictive" and "sure to thrill" (Kirkus Reviews). Whichever genre you prefer, you will always find an adventure in Eva's stories.

Vampire Addiction: The Vampires of Athens, Book One

A teen from New York studies abroad in Athens and discovers the city's ancient secrets, falls for a vampire and a demigod, and unwittingly becomes a catalyst to war. Like Percy Jackson meets Twilight.

Here is the fan casting for Vampire Addiction: The Vampires of Athens, Book One! (Click into the image to see it at full-size.)

Click here to to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Eva Pohler, and 18 other YA authors! To enter, it might be helpful to know that I think 8 is great. Add up all the hidden numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

To keep going on the red team’s hunt, you need to check out the next author, Kimberly Derting.


Enter below to win a signed advance copy of Virtually Yours (this contest is U.S. only).

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  1. My favorite Rom Com is You've Got Mail!

  2. My fave rom-com is The Proposal :)
    Megan S.

  3. I really love the rom com, Leap Year! I've always been fascinated with Ireland, and Amy Adams is a wonderful actress in that movie!

  4. That's a tough one since I don't watch very many rom coms. Now if you had asked what my favorite horror movie is, well that's a different story lol. I did watch the new Overboard movie a couple days ago and really liked it though!

  5. I don't have a favorite rom com. I don't really like Rom Coms. I will say that I did have an adored preference of Sundays At Tiffany's , but I can't remember if I liked the book or the movie because it was years ago. And I didn't write it down. I just know that I loved one and abhored the other-I probably liked the book better TBH. Movies mess things up. But I can't honestly say I remember. I just know, one was HORRIBLE and the other was amazing.

    ALSO, if you go to Brendan Reichs comments, I totally gushed about your book for the first half of the long, ADD driven comment (i started gushing about your book and ended up talking about that Rebel Wilson movie and then moved on to the horrible Amy Schumer movie because as you can see, what with my mention of Sunday's at Tiffany's I'm very opinionated about these things (I was trained to be though, like #theatremajor one time in Shakespeare English class we could write a review on a Shakespeare play for extra credit and I got 130 points because I did it in the very thorough format of a theatre major and my teacher loved me). Anyway.

  6. I’m not sure if you meant books or movies so I’m going to answer with a book. I loved Frosted Sweets by A.M. Willard. Such a great book.

  7. "What's your favorite rom-com?" Hmm. A very good book is "Holy Crap! the World Is Ending!: How a Trip to the Bookstore Led to Sex with an Alien" by Anna-Marie Abell.

  8. Failure to Launch

  9. My favourite Rom-com is I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo :D

  10. I'm not sure what my favorite would be maybe Leap Year.

  11. Man that’s a difficult question to answer... there are so many great rom coms! My favorite at least for today would be Princess Bride. I can’t wait for the stage production to come out!

  12. Jeez, that's a hard one. Maybe She's the Man. I love the old Amanda Bynes movies. I also like the Cinderella movie with Hillary Duff.

    1. Oh, for books it would probably be An Abundance of Katherines!I think I like book rom-coms even more than movie ones!

  13. Currently it is the Texting series by Teagan Hunter.

  14. My favorite Rom Com is hard to narrow down. I think of Pride and Prejudice as one. I also love 10 things I hate about you, You've got mail, Leap Year, the Proposal, Never Been Kissed, The Wedding Singer, 50 first dates, Blast from the Past, etc. Wow I guess I have a lot :)

  15. One of my all-time favorite Rom Coms is The Proposal. It's such a fun movie!

    Thank you for the chance! :)

  16. I don't read much rom coms but I'm in love with all Sarah Dessen's books! My favorite rom com movie has to be 50 First Dates ❤

  17. My favorite Rom Com is While you Were Sleeping.

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  18. I have a lot of favorites... I'm gonna go with Crazy Rich Asians :D

  19. One of my favorite rom-com movies is Music and Lyrics. One of favorite rom-com books is When Dimple Met Rishi.

  20. I'm a fan of rom-com books by RC Boldt.

  21. My favorite rom-com is Adorkable -- love it and the title is so funny. Can't keep rom-coms on my classroom shelf, both boys and girls love them!!