Thursday, October 1, 2015

YA Scavenger Hunt - Pink Team!

Hi everyone! So glad you stopped by for the scavenger hunt. Today, I'm hosting Rachel Shane. She has an amazing story for you all that I hope you'll check out.


Book blurb:
Sibling rivalry goes too far... 

Sixteen-year-old Kasey Fishbein has a lot to repent for. She single-handedly abandoned the dance team right before Nationals, ruined her best friend’s love life, alienated the guy she loves, and permanently injured her older sister’s hip, effectively destroying Lara’s prominent dance career in one fell swoop. Guilt keeps eating away at Kasey but no one will listen to her apologies. So she does the next best thing: she starts a blog to confess her sins. 

But the only way to truly earn forgiveness from those she wronged isn’t to offer them an explanation. It’s to fix everything she broke. She may not be able to help her sister dance again, but there has to be another way to get her back on her feet. Literally. Right?

BIO:
Rachel Shane is the author of YA books ALICE IN WONDERLAND HIGH and KASEY SCREWS UP THE WORLD plus the New Adult Romance series that begins with PREMATURE EVACUATION. She's been a computer animator, an e-book creator for a NYC publisher, and now she works as a Project Manager for a software company where she enjoys telling people what to do. She lives in NJ with her husband, young daughter, and a basement full of books.

LINKS:
Twitter: @rachshane

And now for the exclusive content a deleted scene!

DELETED SCENE:
            Since the cruise had freestyle dining, we’d made reservations to sit with Finn’s parents at dinner. Arriving first, Lara and I carefully planned the seating arrangements, leaving empty chairs between us so we could each sit next to our boy.
            My breath caught in my throat. Finn led his family, decked out in a suit, his hair gelled back spiffier than during the day.
            "You look very pretty tonight," he whispered in my ear as he took his seat.
            My cheeks grew hot. "Thanks. You too. I mean, you look handsome."
            "Thanks." He laughed, and then turned to Hayden. “So are you two joining us in the teen disco tonight? We're going all out! Getting crazy." Finn pretended to dance for a moment, reinforcing the fact that he had pretty good rhythm, despite what he had said the first night.
            "No, you two can go to the daycare center without us.” Hayden grabbed a piece of bread from the table. "The eighteen-and-over club’s having a wet t-shirt contest tonight. Wanna come? Oh wait, you can't. Natch."
            "Asshat."
            "Dork."
            After dinner, the parents made their way to their show. I loved how we all had our own things to do. The parents were entertained and kept out of the way. When the show ended, they retired to their rooms or had coffee at the midnight buffet. Lara and Hayden thought they were so cool drinking and dancing in the raging club. But Finn and I had the best deal of all. We didn't have a specific place we needed to be. We were free; we could do what we wanted. I didn't care if we sat on the deck talking or if we walked in hallways giggling. Or kissing. It was the most fun I'd had in my entire life. And it was all because of him.
            Outside the dining hall, Finn asked, “Do you want to change first, or should we go like this?"
            "Oh, we're going like this. You look hot in your suit."
            He looked down at his outfit. "Yeah, you're right."
            We walked to the open-air deck and sat on bar stools overlooking the calypso band. We killed the hour before the club opened sipping sodas and listening to the music.
            "I hope you don't think I'm dancing with you or anything,” he said. “I'm looking to score some chicks tonight." Even though I was positive he was joking, he kept a stoic expression on his face.
            "That's good. I won't feel guilty when I meet my other boyfriend tonight."
            "Excellent. So I'll see you there then?" He hopped off his stool. "Don't try and talk to me at the disco. It'll mess up my game."
            "Don't worry. I'll be surrounded by all my adoring fans." I stepped down, careful not to mess up my dress.
            He angled his elbow toward me. "Shall we?"
            I secured my arm in his, and we walked for a few steps like that before his hand slid down my bare arm and found its home in my palm. He led me down the hallway to our secret lair. I felt like we were going on an underground mission, both of us spies for the CIA.



Wasn't that awesome?

I don't know about you, but I love to have giveaways, so I'm going to give away not 1, not 2, but 6 prizes! Might be swag, might be books, who knows? All you have to do to enter is comment on my blog. That's it. Can be about anything - books, your plans for the weekend, your favorite TV show, anything!


YASH PINK TEAM 2015
  • KELSEY KETCH
  • KAI MCCARTHY
  • MELISSA GIORGIO
  • RACHEL SHANE
  • SABINA KHAN
  • VICKI LEIGH
  • LISA T. CRESSWELL
  • B. KRISTIN MCMICHAEL
  • HILARY THOMPSON
  • NICOLE ZOLTACK
  • CAROLINE T. PATTI
  • CHASE NIGHT
  • JESSICA L. BROOKS
  • DENISE JADEN
  • DEIDRE MAPSTONE
  • GILLIAN BRONTE ADAMS
  • JENNIFER TRESSEN
  • J.T. STOLL
  • KATE KARYUS QUINN
  • L.A.STARKEY

To continue on with the hop, head on over to Lisa T. Cresswell. Have fun!

56 comments:

Clare said...

I have never done one of these hunts before but this is really quite fun!

Jennifer Svoboda said...

So glad to learn about all these new authors with #YASH!! Thank you for participating!

Julia BookReader said...

I'm anxiously waiting for The Walking Dead!!! thanks for the Hunt and for your giveaway!!

NSchu said...

I like the background outline on your website. I don't recall seeing any others like it and it feels very mystical/magical :)

Kristen C. said...

Thanks for participating. It's great to hear about new authors.

miki said...

thank you a lot for the hunt!
i love to read urban fantasy and paranormal and i'm waiting impatiently for the new suzanne johnson book
i love the hunt!

Kaci Froman said...

Thanks for the extra giveaway! Loving YASH! Keep being awesome :)

Mary Jane said...

I've never really joined a scavenger hunt but this was so much fun!

Melissa Paschal said...

I had to work this weekend in the rain… the best weather to curl up in bed with a nice warm cup of tea and an awesome book that you find yourself not being able to put down!

Maud Grefte said...

Love the YASH :D
And if you are asking about my favourite TV show I would have to say Supernatural though I'm also a big sucker for any classic bookadaptation the BBC puts on screen 8D

Denise Cayetano said...

I like your blog background! :)

heartscentreads said...

Last week was hell. I stayed up until 6am to finish studying for a quiz on Advanced Accounting only to missed it because I fell asleep and didn't hear my alarm ringing. I was devastated then. I was aiming to shoot a perfect score on that subject because I was nearly flunking and it was my only chance. So this weekend, to forget about that misery, I am going to indulge on books! :) How do you cope up with a bad week/day? I wanna know! :)

karin said...

I really loved the deleted scene!thanks for sharing :)

Ashley Martinez said...

My favorite TV show right now is Face Off. Thanks for sharing

Ashley Martinez said...

My favorite TV show right now is Face Off. Thanks for sharing

kalika1214 said...

I'm currently reading Clockwork Angel! Thanks for the giveaway!

Thais Pampado said...

Thanks for participating in YASH! It's been a lot of fun, I think my TBR has already doubled its size :P

(I hope intl entries are ok for the extra giveaway, if not just disconsider mine :D)

Elisa Hutchings said...

I am so excited you are in YASH this year. Thanks for your contribution and I can't wait to read your book!

Joycedale Chapman said...

6 giveaways! That's generous of you

Tamara said...

A lovely giveaway! :)

Justine Vandale said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I really love the look of your blog.

rebecca anderson said...

Thanks for being a part of YASH! :)

rebecca anderson said...

Thanks for being a part of YASH! :)

Dani W said...

Thank you for being a part of this scavenger hunt! Because you asked, my plans for this weekend are to read tons, watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer and go to the Young Adult Literature Weekender in London!

magicseal said...

Thanks for participating in YASH, and for the bonus contest!

Nightingale said...

Thanks for taking part in the hunt! I'm so enjoying meeting new authors and their books! :)

Diana South said...

Can't wait for this weekend!! Ready to watch the Alabama v. Georgia game, plus Falcons are playing the Texans on Sunday. Whoo!

amysi77 said...

Love the YASH. Thanks for being a part of it!

Merisha Abbott said...

my plans for the weekend include playing YASH hunt, reading and relaxing or at least I'm hoping!

Rebecka Jakobsson said...

What an exciting giveaway! My plans for the weekend mostly circles around YASH (ofc)! Otherwise I was planning on organizing my bookshelf by color... Let's make a rainbow! :)

Thank you for the giveaway, have an amazing weekend! <3

Kellani Arnold said...

Thank you for your participation in YASH

forsan said...

Weekend plans? Try not to get involved with a flood. Who knew too much rain could be a bad thing? I welcomed rain while living in California, but the east coast is making me hate it.

Champagne Stephens said...

Random thought process for the day, sitting at our 13 year Olds volleyball tournament, trying to entertain our poor 6 year old who I bored out of her mind, so now as I'm on the hunt she ales every page, what's this one about? What does the cover look like? Can we read that one tonight? She is my girl... :)

Susan said...

I love giveaways! There's absolutely nothing better! On a side note, I absolutely love this fall weather. It's some of the most awesome reading weather.

Tanya Guthrie said...
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Tanya Guthrie said...

This is my first time experiencing YASH, thank you for participating, it has been a blast!

Tanyamarieward(at)hotmail(dot)com

jan farnworth said...

i love your books and thanks for the chance to win.

Kirsten Tattersall said...

This is my first time with YASH and this is all very exciting. Thanks for the chance to win!

kirstenisanerd@gmail.com

Gracie said...

Having great fun with the hunt, although my TBR list has gotten a little ridiculous! I have read over 450 books this year so far, but my list is twice that amount.

Joanna said...

Surprise Giveaway~Thanks!
My 2015 favorite book so far goes to The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.

alazydaisy (at) yahoo (dot) com

theawkwardbookblogger said...

I really like the TV show Sherlock from BBC with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

Nicole Wetherington said...

Thank you for joining YASH!!!

Kyla said...

Hey there! My name's Kyla and I love blogging about books. My current favorite TV show is: SCREAM QUEENS! I'm glad you joined YASH! Looking forward to read your books soon. xoxo

Ginger Betty said...

this hop is amazing! my tbr has doubled and i'm loving the extras! thank you for being part of it!
books wise i am currently reading aurora sky by nikki jefford, it's good and funny.

Vicky Icky said...

Hii!! I love Yash and the opportunities to discover and read so many books!! I really want to read Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas but I don't have time lately. Also, thanks for the bonus giveaway and being a part of YASH!!!!!!! :D

Eli Yanti said...

always love this event, thanks for participating and also thanks for the giveaway

eli_y83@yahoo.com

Cassidy Singleton said...

thank you for doing YASH and this extra giveaway! your awesome! :)

Baggins said...

I'm currently all about Agents of SHIELD and rewatching The X-Files! How about you, what are you watching these days? :-) Thanks for the giveaway.

bookishbaggins(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandi Turla said...

This is my first time to join YASH, and I'm having so much fun. :)

Isabel C said...

I love YASH so much!

Khayzelle Cayabyab said...

Hi MA'am! just want to drop by and say hi and hope you're having a great day!

Mauree Pierson said...

All it said I had to do to enter was comment. I am going to tell you my favorite Yogurtland flavor, Red Velvet. I have tried a lot of different kinds, that one is a winner. Some don't have it, so your lucky if you can find it. The one by my house has it! If I win, please email me at katepierson01@gmail.com
Thank you!

TeenLibrarianChristina said...

I am having the best time meeting all these new authors and adding to my To Read list! Good luck with your next books!

Nicole Lynn Hoefs said...

This hunt has been super fun! And the book you're hosting sounds amazing!

Jessica Jackson said...

I LOVE YASH! It's so much fun! But now I should really go back to my responsibilities...

smiles said...

Not sure if this is still open (I kinda got super tired yesterday, then got super into a book and avoided internet-land), but thanks for participating!!! And hope you have a non-sucky Monday!