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YA Scavenger Hunt (Fall): Team Red!


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! I'm F.M. Boughan, your host for this stop along the hunt! The bi-annual YASH 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 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 120 hours!


Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are seven contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM--but there is also BLUE, GREEN, GOLD , ORANGE, PINK, & PURPLE for a chance to win a whole different set of 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 page



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, October 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


And now that we've got all of the technical details out of the way... onto the author I'm hosting on this leg of the hunt! Let's give a warm welcome to...


Austin Aslan!

About the Author
Austin Aslan's debut novel, The Islands at the End of the World, was named a Best Book of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews. It was ranked by The Guardian as a top-ten climate fiction read, and is listed by BookRiot as a top 100 must-read book in the category of young adult science fiction. His latest novel from HarperCollins, TURBO Racers: Trailblazer, will hit bookstores on December 31, 2018. 
And I'm pleased to announce that YASH Fall 2018 gets to feature a blog-based full jacket cover reveal for TURBO Racers: Trailblazer, so... check it out below!
About the Book 
"The roar of the crowd, the glow of the spotlight, the thrill of the race...twelve-year-old Mace Blazer dreams of going TURBO. TURBOnauts live for the g-force surge of trimorpher rocket engines as the chariots transform between roadsters, aircrafts, and torpedo-fast submarines, all while racing at full throttle. And Mace believes he's got what it takes to win--he only needs the chance to prove it.

So when a reclusive retired racer chooses Mace to try out to be part of the next generation of TURBOnauts, Mace knows that this is his moment to show what he can do. But the path to his big shot means facing down the best and the brightest from around the world. Mace will have to live fearlessly, hone his reflexes, and dare to be revolutionary.

But as he starts to win, Mace quickly realizes that some things come at a steep price. He’ll have to risk it all while he decides between what is right and what is easy. Every morph matters in this heart-pounding, exhilarating new adventure series by acclaimed author
Austin Aslan."
TURBO Racers: Trailblazer releases December 16th, 2018!
Sounds like a lot of fun, eh? I mean, the description of vehicles that morph during races gives me serious Mario Kart vibes, and I do love Mario Kart. That said, I'm sitting here with my Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, begging Nintendo to hurry up and give us Mario Kart ... please, Nintendo?! We're waiting!!! Thankfully, we won't have to wait nearly as long for the TURBO Racers series to begin, so... readers, start your engines! ...or something. You get it. 
Get all the details and info at Austin Aslan's website, Twitter or Facebook page, get yourself a pre-order of TURBO Racers: Trailblazer right here, and don't forget to add it to your TBR on GoodReads


Before you go, don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Austin Aslan, and more! To enter, find my "secret" number in the post above (*cough*). Add up all the numbers of the authors on the red team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize! The link to the entry form is above in this post.


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Head on over to visit Christina June!
But WAIT! Before You Go...

While you're here, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to win a copy of my first book, Cinderella, Necromancer! I'm offering up one copy to a lucky winner, and the giveaway is open internationally -- as long as Book Depository ships there, you're eligible to win!

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NOW... continue on with the hunt! Happy scavenging!


Looking for hints, tips & announcements? 

Cinderella's Inferno Release Day

It's here! The sequel to Cinderella, Necromancer releases today! lol
Available now from online retailers & your favorite indie. Thanks so much for your support, everyone! Happy reading! love


Ellison's back! In just a few weeks, Cinderella's Inferno releases into the world and readers will find out what Ellison and William have been up to since the end of Cinderella, Necromancer. What happened after that final, devastating battle? Why not pre-order to find out, and get something fun from me to say thanks! Plus, you'll have a chance to win an even bigger prize!

And yes, this is open internationally!

Pre-order Cinderella's Inferno before May 28th to be eligible to receive:
  • Cinderella's Inferno signed bookmark
  • Cinderella, Necromancer signed bookmark 
  • Signed bookplate
But wait, there’s more! After the campaign...

TWO randomly selected runner-up winners will receive the above PLUS:
  • Skull design bullet journal
  • Set of Hilroy colored pencils for your journal!
  • Skull charm bracelet
And! Yes! There’s! Even! More!

ONE grand prize winner will receive the signed bookmarks, bookplate & skull charm bracelet, PLUS something a little different:
  • Dante's Inferno Coloring Book
  • Black Widow colored pencils
  • Skull hands necklace from Ever Faith Jewelry
  • Pre-order Cinderella's Inferno by May 28th, 2018
  • Email proof-of-purchase/receipt to Use subject line: "Cinderella's Inferno Preorder Campaign.” PLEASE NOTE: I will not open emails without this header – too much spam. ☹ 
  • Fill out the Google form below with your address so I know where to send your swag! 
All The Rules In Small Print:
» Contest is open internationally to contestants 13+, except where prohibited by law. Canadian grand prize winners must correctly answer a skill-testing question to determine eligibility.
» By entering, you confirm that you are 13 or older, and giving the contest admin (F.M. Boughan) permission to contact you via email and mail your prize(s) to the address provided. No information provided to the contest admin will be used for any purposes outside remitting this contest's prizes.
» For every valid entry, while supplies last, the contestant will be mailed a swag pack consisting of one (1) signed Cinderella's Inferno bookmark, one (1) signed Cinderella, Necromancer bookmark, and one (1) signed bookplate. Purchase is not required to receive a swag pack, and they will be issued in accordance with the order entries are received. To receive a swag pack without purchase, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the admin (must send email to admin to receive mailing address).
» For a valid entry, the official "Cinderella's Inferno Preorder Campaign” form must be successfully completed AND proof-of-purchase must be emailed to the admin (F.M. Boughan) at by 11:59PM EST on May 28th, 2018.
» Two (2) runner-up winners will be drawn from all valid entries on or after 5/29/18 and will receive the above plus one (1) colorful skull bullet journal, one (1) set of 24 Hilroy colored pencils and one (1) skull charm bracelet (approx. value $10USD).
» One (1) grand prize winner will be drawn from all valid entries on or after 5/29/18 and will receive one (1) Dante's Inferno coloring book, one (1) Black Widow pencil set, one (1) skull charm bracelet and one (1) skull hands necklace from Ever Faith (approx. value $40USD)
» Any North American edition of Cinderella's Inferno (trade paper ISBN 978-1946700667 or e-book/Kindle) purchased by 11:59PM ET on 5/28/18 qualifies as a single entry. One entry per person per book.