YA Scavenger Hunt: Meet Amalie Howard



Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-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 signed 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!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM--but there is also a red team and a gold team for a chance to win a whole different set 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 homepage.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). Hint: the secret number is highlighted in BLUE.

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 October 6, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting Amalie Howard on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!




"Seventeen Magazine Summer Club author Amalie Howard spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 22 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts. Amalie lives in New York with her husband and three children.

Her debut novel, BLOODSPELL, was selected as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. She is also the author of THE AQUARATHI Series with Harlequin TEEN (WATERFELL Nov 2013 & OCEANBORN Aug 2014), THE ALMOST GIRL with Strange Chemistry Jan 2014, and ALPHA GODDESS with Sky Pony Press Mar 2014. "

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author's book here! http://amaliehoward.com/
http://amaliehoward.com/books/


Amalie is the author of the upcoming YA book WATERFELL. She has some very distinguished credits to her list including receiving a distinction in English Literature from the University of Cambridge (A-levels) as well as a certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. One fun fact about Amalie is she has not 5 but 3 tattoos.

The book Amalie is highlighting is WATERFELL



"THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE QUEEN

Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father’s betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa’s upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age.

Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa’s mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?"

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Here's a secret bonus selection from her upcoming book WATERFELL:

"The wave’s pressure builds beneath me, picking up momentum in a matter of breaths. Gripping the sides of my board, I hop to my feet and angle my surfboard across the wave’s face, only to see that Lo is in exactly the same position as I am, with a huge grin on his face. Just a few feet apart, we’re flying at the speed of the wind on the same wave, and for a second, we share an incredible moment of perfect synchronicity.

Then the lip of wave curls over us and we are on the inside of a shimmering tunnel, the outside world visible only through the sheer wall of curling water. I can hear the tremendous roar of the it as the seconds merge into each other and time slows to a trickle. Suspended in a moving bubble, there is nothing between us but water and the swell beneath our feet. Every cell in my body is responding to the water rushing around me, so much so that it’s hard to control, hard to pull myself in … to not give in to its insistent call. I’m tingling from head to toe.

Lo’s eyes catch mine and everything inside of me electrifies."


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Amalie Howard, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 5. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Dawn Metcalf is one of my favorite YA paranormal writers!




For an added bonus, comment below for a chance to win a copy of my YA paranormal CROSSED OUT and some fun swag.

Comments

Holly Remsing said…
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Holly Remsing said…
Thank you for the extra giveaway and for participating in the YA Scavenger hunt! I look foreward to reading your book! :D
WulfLuva said…
Ooo... Waterfell sounds good. I really need some more money. ;)

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Gaby Pendragon said…
The YA scavenger hunt is always so much fun!
Rachael Isdale said…
Thanks for the extra giveaway!! Im so excited!!!!!!!!!!!
Katherine Adams said…
I would love a chance to win your book and thanks for participating in the hunt!
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I may be sneaking after waterfell, aching for a chance to win it. I've entered a few giveaways for it, and so far nothing. But I've got this! The book sounds amazing - hence why I am after it, and so I must have it, sooner rather than later. :3

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Jordan White said…
Lovin the hunt and like your blog layout! Also Amalie is so nice! I already won a copy of Waterfell and am looking forward to starting it this weekend.
I would love some fun swag (and the book, of course (: )

Thanks!!
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Van Pham said…
Having so much fun on this YA Scavenger hunt, thanks for participating!

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Katie Laird said…
Thank you for being a part of the hunt!
Ana Jordan said…
This is my first SH and I am totally hooked! Thank you for the bonus giveaway!
Thanks so much for the extra giveaway! Waterfell's cover is SOOOO PRETTY! I wanna read it a lot :)

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Liliana said…
Thanks for the giveaway and for being part of the awesome YASH!
pandalovesyou said…
Thanks for participating in YASH! Also thank you very much for the giveaway!
Unknown said…
Thanks for the opportunity to win your book--I'd love to share it with my students. :) I'm a first-time YASH participant, and I'm super-excited. :)
Charlotte said…
thanks for participating in the hunt!
Thank you for the giveaway and being a part of YASH :D
Justine Vandale said…
Thank you for the giveaway!
Tiffany said…
Thanks for the giveaway!!! and thanks for participating in the hunt!!!!

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GeGePet said…
Thanks for the giveaway! I love winning books!
Thanks for the giveaway! My birthday is October 9th so it would be awesome to win a book! :)
jademshaw said…
So excited for the giveaway!

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Vivien said…
I'm just loving the YASH this year!!! Such a blast :)

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Jas Dela Cruz said…
Eek, it would be sooo exciting to win your book! :D I don't know if you need this but: jasmineddc (at) yahoo (dot) com

Eeek that is one beautiful cover! <3
Bridget Howard said…
Loved the post and having so much fun doing the hunt. I already have a copy of Waterfall and I am extremely excited to read it!!!
bridget.howard(at)hotmail(dot)com
Nicole Stine said…
Thank you for this giveaway!!! Here's to hoping I win!!
You rock! Thanks!
SisterAmanda said…
Thank you for the giveaway and being part of this fun adventure to help me sneak away from the real world :)
VampedChik said…
Thank you so much!
Thanks for having an extra giveaway! :)

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roro said…
Thank you
Kathleen Lotti said…
Thanks for the giveaway!
sarah said…
Thanks for the extra giveaway!
sarah said…
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Diana said…
LOVE YA scavenger hunt, thank ypu for the giveaway!

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kelsey dobbins said…
thanks for the contest, and thanks for doing the scavenger hunt! They are fun :)

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Nettie said…
Yay, for giveaways!
Ivie Isler said…
Thanks for participating in YASH and doing this extra giveaway!
Ashley Jellison said…
Thanks for the extra giveaway! It sounds as awesome as YASH itself:)
MannaB said…
Thanks for being a part of YASH!!!
Joanna said…
Thanks for the added bonus and joining in YASH. Both Crossed Out and Waterfell sound G8T! =)
Stacie Cruz said…
Thank you for the giveaway! Being that I'm latina, I like that you put Si se puede!
Kellani Arnold said…
Thanks for participating in #YASH. Thanks also for hosting your extra giveaway! :3
Dianne said…
Thank you so much for the giveaway! <3
4Eirlys said…
thank you for the giveaway1 i havent read any of your books :( but i want to. Is this competition international as i live on Wales not the uk. Thanks for doing YASH agin andi hope i win!
magicseal said…
Thanks for the amazing extra giveaway!
MaríaT said…
Thank you for the extra giveaway ; )
Richie said…
Extra swag, woo woo, you guys are fantastic
Kassiah Faul said…
Thanks for participating! I can't wait to check out CROSSED OUT.
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Julia said…
Thank you so much for the giveaway! I'm very excited by this!

-Julia G.
Merisha Abbott said…
Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for being a part of the YASH giveaway!!! Been dying for Waterfell!!
PamM said…
Thank you for the extra giveaway and a great stop.
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Tessa said…
Thanks for being a part of the YASH! I'm super excited!.
Michelle Greer said…
Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt this time around! I would love to read your book!
Thanks so much for the extra chance to win!!
Isabel C said…
Thank you for hosting a stop! I love YASH so much!
Rachel said…
Fun post! Thanks for being a part of #YASH and for the giveaway!

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Mel rob said…
I loved Bloodspell by Amalie Howard. Actually, I won her book from the past YASH <3 Thanks for the extra chance!
Shay L. said…
I loved visiting your blog on the hunt! thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Destiny Carroll said…
I am so excited right now! :D
Rachel said…
YASH is such a cool contest, thanks for the extra chance to win something!
Rachel said…
YASH is such a cool contest, thanks for the extra chance to win something!
Mary H said…
Thanks for being part of the YASH, Kim, and thanks for the extra giveaway. It's way cool for you guys to go out of your way to connect with us readers, and we all really appreciate it!

Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
Stephanie K said…
Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt! This was my first time, and it was great being introduced to a lot of new (to me) authors.

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Arlene said…
Hi thanks for hosting this giveaway! The YASH is awesome =]
Minny said…
Hi! Thank you so much for this giveaway! I'm so excited! :) - Cindy C.
Jessica S said…
Looking forward to Waterfell!

Thanks for the giveaway!
Ariel Smith said…
Thank you for the giveaway and for participating in the YASH!
Kaitlin Snider said…
Waterfell has such a pretty cover. :)

Thank you for the great giveaway!

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Kimberly Bea said…
Crossed out sounds great! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Rima said…
Thanks for being part of YASH. It's always so fun to be a part of! :)
Carmel said…
Thank you for the extra giveaway and for participating in the YA Scavenger hunt!
Thanks for the giveaway
Thanks soooooo much for the giveaway! I am so excited to start reading! :)
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Thanks for being a part of the hunt! I am SO excited to read Waterfell, and your book Crossed Out sounds really great! Thanks so much for the extra giveaway!

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