Hello friends! Welcome to my stop of the Fall 2019 YA Scavenger Hunt!
For those of you that don't know me, my name is Kim Chance and I'm the author of the contemporary fantasy novels, KEEPER & SEEKER! I'm your hostess for this leg of the hunt! :)
Before we get to the hunt, let me tell you a little bit about me!
I'm a traditionally published young adult author, former high school English teacher, and an Alabama native who currently resides in Michigan with my husband and three children. I'm represented by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway at the LKG Agency and both my books were published by Flux books.
When I'm not writing, I enjoy spending time with my family and two crazy dogs, binge-watching shows on Netflix, fangirling over books, and making death-by-cheese casseroles.
My favorite number is 29!
You can find me on:
Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook
Alright let's get to the hunt! You're currently hunting on TEAM BLUE!
For this year's hunt, I shared some super fun bonus content for my latest release, SEEKER! But you'll have to search for it! It's hosted somewhere else on Team Blue! :)
Are you new to YASH and not sure how to hunt? Let me give you a quick explanation: YASH is made up of FOUR teams, with 80 participating authors! I'm representing TEAM BLUE. On this hunt, you get access to exclusive content from each author, and you also get a secret number. Once you've collected all the numbers, add them up, and enter the final number for a chance to win a book from every single author on my team! HINT: MY SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE!
ALSO, be sure to visit TEAM GOLD, TEAM RED, and TEAM PURPLE for more exclusive content and more chances to win free books!
But you have to play fast! This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until Sunday, Oct 6th at noon Pacific time! Check out the main YASH page (www.yash.rocks) for all the official information!
I'm also hosting an individual giveaway for an audiobook copy of BOTH my books, so make sure you read this entire post!
Now, let me introduce you to the awesome author I'm hosting for the hunt!
I'm super excited to welcome Heather McKenzie!
Heather McKenzie is a Canadian author and Serenade is her first novel. A professional singer/songwriter with five albums to date, she has been telling stories through music for years and pulls from her extraordinary experiences as a musician to fuel her passion for creating Young Adult fiction. A rocker at heart and an aspiring painter, she resides in Edmonton, Canada.
You can visit Heather at www.heathermckenzie.com
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Teenage heiress Kaya experiences her first taste of freedom when she’s kidnapped from her sheltered life. But as she forms an unlikely connection with her abductor, Luke, her adventure takes a strange turn. Now, as her father’s men and her devoted bodyguard scour the woods to find her, she wonders if staying in the arms of her abductor is the safer place to be. At least, that’s what her heart is saying—her head is saying run…
There is nothing magical about growing up in a mountainside castle, when it’s your prison. Kaya’s ruthless and powerful father keeps her under lock and key, watched every second of the day–and Kaya’s not really sure why. She’s just a normal girl…no one special. She doesn’t understand her father’s obsession with her safety – until she is kidnapped.
Dragged through a brutal wilderness, Kaya’s captor shows her the devastating truth, and even though he has dark secrets of his own, she is inexplicably drawn to him.
When the stars are in your eyes, sometimes the line between right and wrong gets blurred. Passion obliterates common sense. Love... makes you reckless.
Excerpt from NOCTURNE, Book 2 of THE NIGHTMUSIC TRILOGY
I flew out the door into the cool night, took four steps, then stopped—the latest enlightening news about my father had sent me over the edge. Tears burst from my eyes. The last shred of hope I’d been hanging onto that Henry wasn’t all bad had been completely obliterated; he was an actual monster.
I dropped to the curb and put my head in my hands. The rain started falling, lightly dusting my shoulders at first, then becoming a downpour just to add to my misery. I became soaked head to toe, but I didn’t care. I stayed where I was, wishing the rain would melt me into a puddle that would drain into the gutter and then just disappear into the earth…
“You left something in my truck,” said a voice from out of nowhere.
At the edge of my vision was Ben, rain coming down even harder now and pouring off his cowboy hat in rivers. He was holding out a paper bag, which was now soaked. It was the muffin I hadn’t eaten.
“I didn’t want it to go to waste,” he added, eyeing me with concern, then glancing at the café window where I could feel many sets of eyes on my back.
I dropped my gaze back to the gutter. My body didn’t want to move, and I still held out hope that the rain might just wash me away. Ben said something, and then he hauled me up and turned me to face him. He lifted my chin, and I had no choice but to meet his eyes. The rain plastered my hair to my face, mixing with the tears that were spilling out of me with blinding force.
He gave me a weak smile. “I tried to leave. Got in my truck and was ten minutes out of town, but then I realized…” He paused, fumbling for the right words. “I could really use some help at my ranch. Now, the job doesn’t pay much, but you’ll have your own room and all the food you can eat. You’ll be dry.”
He waited patiently for an answer, but I was so grateful that all my words caught in my throat. He tossed the paper bag with the muffin into the garbage. After a quick glance at the internet café and the white-haired waiter watching from the doorway, his hand firmly latched onto mine. I had the sense I wasn’t being given a choice, I was going wherever this cowboy wanted me to.
“I’m taking you home now,” he said over the downpour.
Home. Home was in Luke’s arms….
The rain was falling in sheets. Since I wasn’t about to turn into a puddle and dissolve, I let the cowboy lead the way.
Also, here is the song that Kaya and Luke listen to in RHAPSODY, Book 3. It’s called ‘Love Dares You’, from the album DECOY
Woohoo! Thanks for the awesome bonus content, Heather!
Be sure to add Heather's books on Goodreads and if you're interested in purchasing a copy, you can do so here:
Amazon Chapters Google Books Barnes and Noble The Book Depository
Now, let's talk about PRIZES!! To enter to win a book from every single author on my team, you'll need to write down my favorite number, find all the other numbers on TEAM BLUE, add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! While you’re here don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt. ONE lucky winners will receive an audiobook from Audible of both KEEPER and SEEKER! Good luck everyone!
Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt? Then head on over to visit author Kat Ross's page.
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Thanks again! Enjoy the rest of your hunt!