Wednesday, June 27, 2018

New Adult Scavenger Hunt . . . author Paula Stokes!


THE HUNT IS NOW OVER AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN RANDOMLY DRAWN FOR MY GIVEAWAY. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JULY 4TH ON THE HUNT'S MAIN PAGE!
A huge thank you to everyone who joined in the fun. It was great to meet you all. 



I’m so excited to be hosting Paula Stokes author of THE KEY TO EVERYTHING for this Team Red stop of the New Adult Scavenger Hunt! You’re going to love her exclusive material!


 This event was inspired 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 96 hours!

Go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out details about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of Team Red–but there is also a purple team 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 New Adult Scavenger Hunt page.



***THE SCAVENGER HUNT***

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my lucky book number (read carefully and you’ll find it). Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on Team Red, 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 July 1, at 12 PM Eastern Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. Winners will be announced July 4th. 

Also there is another giveaway to enter that is exclusive to this blog (more information below).

LET THE HUNT BEGIN!



~~ MEET PAULA STOKES, AUTHOR OF THE KEY TO EVERYTHING


Paula Stokes is the author of several novels, most recently Vicarious, Ferocious, and This is How it Happened. Her writing has been translated into eleven foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. She also love interacting with readers. 
Find her online at authorpaulastokes.com or on Twitter and Instagram or Facebook





THE KEY TO EVERYTHING

College senior Oakland Fuller has always believed in signs and soulmates, so when both a therapist and a fortuneteller say that her repeated relationship failures are due to unresolved feelings for her high school boyfriend, Seth, Oakland tries desperately to get back in touch with him. Problem: Seth isn’t responding to her online messages.  

To rescue Oakland from a pathetic Christmas break of sitting in front of the computer, her best friend Morgan books the two of them on a guided excursion of Thailand. When the girls meet a pair of American soldiers in Bangkok, Oakland takes Morgan’s advice and engages in a little harmless holiday hooking up. Sergeant Tyson Banks is the perfect mix of sexy and fun. Two weeks with him might just turn out to be the best relationship Oakland has ever had. 

Until the day she spots someone familiar across a crowded temple complex—it’s Seth! Somehow the boy she’s been trying to reconnect with is in Bangkok too. If that’s not a sign, then what is?

Filled with friendship, romance, bromance, and gorgeous faraway settings, THE KEY TO EVERYTHING is a story for anyone who’s ever dreamed of finding love when (or where) they least expect it. Recommended for ages 16+ Contains explicit material. 




Paula: Hi NewASHers :) THE KEY TO EVERYTHINGis about a college senior who goes to Thailand to escape obsessing about an ex-boyfriend she thinks is her solumate, only to run across that very guy 8,000 miles from home.

For my bonus content, I’m sharing updated mood boards I created for the different places the characters explore. If you’ve never been to Thailand, warning, this book might give you some serious wanderlust.

The story starts out with best friends Oakland and Morgan heading to Bangkok, a city that’s an amazing mix of old and new, with sleek glass skyscrapers, colorful markets, and gorgeous temples and ruins.



After a few days in the big city, Oakland and her friends travel to the tropical paradise of Phuket, to enjoy warm sandy beaches, check out a Thai boxing match, and look for her soulmate, Seth.



Oh no, Seth somehow sneaked past them and now he’s up in Chiang Mai, a northern city famous for jungle treks and elephant conservation camps. Will Oakland ever catch up to her lost love?



On the way back to Bangkok, the tour group stops at the Sukothai Historic Park, one of my favorite places in the whole world. Being surrounding by ancient ruins feels magical, but will it be magical for Oakland and her friends? Read THE KEY TO EVERYTHINGand find out!



Wanna try before you buy? Read the first few chapters on my website here.



I don’t know about you, but I’m adding THE KEY TO EVERYTHING to my must-read pile right away. It sounds amazing.

Now to enter you need to know my lucky number! TEN..Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team RED and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


AGAIN--MY NUMBER IS 1O 


BUT BEFORE YOU CONTINUE ON YOUR QUEST!!!!

Leave a comment below and be entered to win a paperback copy of one of my Dark Heart novels. Winner will have their choice of any novel in the series. 
Also be sure to sign-up for my newsletter. Later this year, I'll be giving away e-ARCs of HIS DARK MAGIC (Northern Circle Coven series #1) exclusively to newsletter subscribers. 





~~~CONTINUE THE HUNT ~~~~

To keep going on the hunt, you need to check out the next author,  Mia Miller




GOOD LUCK!!


21 comments:

  1. Thank you for introducing me to a new author! I love New Adult and didn't realize there were sooo many books out there:)

    nightlyreading@outlook.com

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  2. your books look so good thanks for the chance

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  3. Thank you for stopping by, Nightly and Belinda! Good luck on the hunt.

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  4. I have participated YA Scavenger Hunt for a while, and now that I've pretty much out grown young adult I was excited to discover that there is a New Adult Scavenger Hunt!! I'm really excited to be introduced to new authors, including you, Pat Esden! Looking forward to reading your novels.

    kilgorejenna90@yahoo.com

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  5. Your books sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to reading them.

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  6. Great to meet you! You're right Jenna, NA is a natural step when you're in the mood for something beyond YA. It comes in such a variety too. Unknown, you'll want to leave some way for me to contact you in case you win (Twitter, Facebook will work as well as email). Enjoy the hunt!

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  7. thanks for the giveaway and all the extra goodies

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  8. No problem. Thanks for joining the Hunt, Adrianna!

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  9. Thanks for joining NASH again! I heart the Dark Heart series and own them all in paperback but I can't wait to get my grabby hands on His Dark Magic!

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  10. Thank you so much for participating in NASH!!!! I love it!!! Eeeeehhhh!!!! Super Excited!

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  11. Katherine and Melissa, Good to see both of you here. I'm so excited about His Dark Magic. I can't wait until the ARCs start appearing. I just got to see the very first mock of the cover and it's fabulous (I might have cried a little--it's that good). Good hunting!

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  12. Thank you for participating in NASH! I love that I get to discover new authors through these events!

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  13. Ruby Jo, that's why I love it too. There are always new authors and books to discover. Good luck with the Hunt.

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  14. Hi!! Thank you so much for this opportunity :):)

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    1. Welcome to the Hunt, Lily. Thank you as well and good luck!

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  15. Thanks for this great opportunity 😊

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  16. Nice to meet you, Yoselin. Good luck on the Hunt!

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  17. I am loving this chance and having fun, taking a little break from working on my blog

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  18. Thanks for participating! I love these scavenger hunts! For me, the best part is finding new authors!!! I'm very new to the new adult genre, so this is great!

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  19. Welcome, Dark Orchid and Theresa. Great to meet you. Good luck and enjoy the Hunt!

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