Thursday, March 29, 2012

Welcome, Hunters!Link
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, this post is part of the epic YA SCAVENGER HUNT. In this hunt you will meet lots of great authors, you can enter to win lots of great books and other cool stuff, AND you can collect secret words to enter for the HUGE grand prize once you've completed the hunt.

I'm team BLUE.
Check out Team Read and Yellow as well because all 60 authors participating in this hunt are made of Awesome. (Did you catch that? Awesome with a big blue A. I can't make it any more obvious.)

I have the pleasure of hosting author, Sofie Couch.

Sofie "is raising a 'para' normal young adults... and writing in the same genre." A child of the mountains and the swamps, Sofie likes to think of herself, like her characters, as an extremophile - one of those creatures adapted to living in extreme conditions. MOONSHINE, (set in the swamps of Virginia,) the prequel to ANGELS UNAWARES, is the second book in a three book series. When not writing, she enjoys hanging with her homeschooled YAs, tending a micro-flock of chickens, and extreme gardening. (It's kinda like extreme sports, but with yard tools.) She is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Coincidentally, Sofie has a YA novel called MOONSHINE. I love moonshine! (No, not the illegal alcohol--I've never had it--but the concept of moonshine. I even included the word in the title of my blog!)

A little bit about her book:

Rivanna Rivers wants to find the father who abandoned her and her mother, leaving her saddled with the same name as a local tributary.
Matt Breeden wants to avoid going to jail - hard to do when your family invites scandal, your wife turns up dead, and you've been supporting them all by producing the best moonshine in the county.
Annabelle Freeman just wants to make it through back-to-school night without anyone finding out that she buried her grandfather in the garden. What do all these people have in common? Family, moonshine, and murder.

You can but MOONSHINE on Amazon
You can learn more about Sofie Couch on her website www.SofieCouch.com
As for Sofie's, EXCLUSIVE content for the hunt, you'll have to go here and check it out.

As for me, I'm giving away some moonshine of my own. (No, still not the illegal alcohol kind.) My moonshine is a book full of magic, romance, merfolk, selkies, and sirens.

I'm giving away a signed copy of my debut novel, Tangled Tides. Plus, you'll get a Grow Your Own Mermaid Doll, because if you can't BE a mermaid, you should at least have one of your very own.

Also, I'll include an ebook of my upcoming YA release about a supernatural reincarnated family and star-crossed lovers, Grasping at Eternity. (Open to International folks, as always.)

All you have to do to enter my personal contest is:

2.) LEAVE A COMMENT with your email addy, so I can contact you.

Ready for the next stop on the hunt? GO HERE

If you're confused as to what the heck this is, or if you need instructions on how to participate, check out the YA SCAVENGER HUNT SITE. Everything you need to know can be found there.

Good luck and Happy Hunting!


Jaguar Hero! said...

I'm excited to read your book! It sounds very interesting. (email: jaguarhero@gmail.com)

Jess Ramos said...

i followed jramos1289
email pa2fl8904 @ yahoo.com
thanks for the giveaway

Sarahbotbonkers said...

I'm a new follower. So happy to have known your book! Now adding it to my TBR list. It sounds really great. :)


AMANDA MARiE said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


alicia marie said...

i followed you: alicia marie ezell : )
thanks for the giveaway!!

Kali said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!


JMilne said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


Christyna said...

Thank you!

CCAM said...

Hi and Thank you for the hunt and this great giveaway! cremonacotovelea@yahoo.com

Caro said...

GFC follower: Caro

i read about your book earlier in the hunt & i had to add it to my to-read list, so i'm super excited about this giveaway!


mil said...


Lexie said...

I am VERY EXCITED. About Moonshine, your giveaway, and just the YA Scavenger Hunt in general. It introduces me to all these really fabulous books and then offers the chance to win them. You don't get much better than that. :D


Shauna said...

I've seen your book popping up all over. Very excited to read it! jbsmunky@aol.com

Anubha said...

i followed GFC- Anubha

Sarah Nicolas said...

Um, I'm really confused as to why I wasn't already following your blog?! Oh well, that's been rectified!


megan7622 said...

I love your books! Happy your on YA Scavenger Hunt.

aasede said...

Followed - Edesa


Emily said...

Followed! Thanks, Em


Anonymous said...

Followed!! I am so excited to read your book, it sounds amazing!! <3
email: missbossie@gmail.com

Kitty Cat said...


Lauren said...

Great giveaway! I love this scavenger hunt!
email : lukesmommy85@gmail.com

Laura @ My Enchanted Bookshelf said...

Now following (Laura @ My Enchanted Bookshelf) !!

thanks sooo much for the giveaway; this Scavenger Hunt is such a great idea and thanks to everyone who arranged it!

Email: Myenchantedbookshelf(at)Gmail(dot)com

Lea said...

New follower! Thanks so much Karen for the giveaway :)

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

lcrowe555 (at) gmail (dot) com

Vickie said...
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Vickie said...

I would LOVE Grasping at Eternity! The cover is fantastic and it sounds pretty amazing too! Thank you so much for participating in the hunt!

laura thomas said...

I am already following you:) I would love to win!!!

Jessica said...

Following as Jess via GFC :)

Thanks for the great giveaway & exclusive content!

Jessica @ The Midnight Bookworm

Kelly said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
kellylouisedines @ yahoo.co.uk

Red Headed Bookworm said...

Yay! Thanks so much!!!
GFC red headed bookworm
hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

Ems said...

I love the Scavenger Hunt, and I'd love your books even more! :D

Ems (follower)

DeeDee Griffin said...

Thanks for offering the giveaway!
I'm following via GFC (DeeDee Griffin)
deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

b_ls said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! I am following via GFC (b_ls.
b_l2006@yahoo.com (its a lower case L not a number one just an fyi)

ubirox0309 said...

I followed your blog. Thanks for the oppertunity- your book sounds really good! ubirox0309@yahoo.com

Dana said...

I followed this is a great giveaway!

banana83854 said...

I'm followin' this rocks!! banana83854@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

Thanks for participating! gfc follower kelly fox
and email too! I would love to win your book!
delivery.RN at gmail dot com

Celine said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!
GFC follower: Celine

Christina Kit. said...

Thanks so so much Karen!!

Both of your books sound awesome!

GFC Christina Kit.

ccfioriole at gmail dot com

Marthapao said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!!
GFC: Marthapao


Kimber said...


Misty said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

cubbiesgirl said...

Your book is fantastic and I'd love a signed copy!!


Tiffany Sill said...

Followed As TiffanyLove


lollybees3 said...

I followed on GFC and my username is lollybees3 :)

shannon Forbes said...

^_^ I want this book


Anonymous said...

Great giveaway!


littlebitahoney said...

This is so awesome!! Havin a great time!! littlebitahoney@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! So cool I want 2 Win : ) velveteensweeties@yahoo.com

Naomi H said...

Hunt has been great this year!! Thanx for being on the scav hunt! It's such a great way to find new Authors and books to read! So glad to see you in it again!!

melodyxmassacre92 said...

So excited!! :))) punk_miz92@yahoo.com

Sarah@Catching Books said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!


ChancieJ22 said...

I love your book cover for Tangled Tides! It's so pretty!

my email is chancesr21@ymail.com

saranateequals8 said...

I have had Tangled Tides on my TBR list, and am so ezxcited to read it.

Lori M. Lee said...

I'd love a chance to win your books :)

lorimlee82 at gmail dot com

Daniela said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

danielle said...

I can't wait for this book! :P

denise said...

I love the cover. And it sounds like a very interesting book.

daniel c. said...

Thank you for the chance to win this!!

Chloe Sumner said...

Wow! thank you for the extra contest!
chloesumner1317 AT gmail DOT com

Sonnie @ Lit Girl: Confessions of a Future Librarian said...

Eek! All these books sound so awesome! Thanks for the chance at a give-a-way! I am now following you via GFC (Sonnie @ Lit Girl)


Danielle J said...

I just read your book YESTERDAY and I love-love-loved it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Doodle said...

Thanks for the extra contest!!
I followed via email: doodlesbookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

molly.frenzel said...

Thank you!

GFC: Molly Frenzel

Amy said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for the great giveaway!
PS the background artwork for this blog is awesome!
Amy (amyrenae88 AT hotmail DOT com

Bakerette said...

Love finding new authors during the Hunt! Love the beautiful mermaid on the cover. Thanks!


Steph said...

Oh My Goodness I am memorized by the background image right Now :D very beautiful!!

Steph Trujillo Nyxofshadow@gmail.com

Aydrea said...

Both books look awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC Aydrea

danceislove27 At gmail DoT com

Kate said...

Thanks for the giveaway and I love mermaids so I'll definitely will check out your books


Rachel @ Unforgettable Books said...

I love Mermaids! I love your background picture!
Thanks for the giveaway!

I am following by GFC!

The Reading Enchantress said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Your books look amazing!
I'm following via GFC: GFC name is The Reading Enchantress
email: monalivia91@gmail.com

Lexie@BookBug said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

Danielle Pelot said...

OMG! This is amazing and I'm so glad I found your books because you are my mermaid dream come true!!! Thanks for this giveaway!! <3

Maryam Naushab said...

I'm following your blog!!
email address: maryamnaushab@hotmail.com

Mama Lee said...

Thank you so much for participating in the hunt and for the giveaway! I have really been looking forward to this!

God bless,
Carla Lee

MistressMoon said...

GFC-Jodie Denson

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Karen H. said...

I absolutely fell in love with your book, it's one of my absolute favorites now.


K.T. Koulos said...

I love mermaids. Like, they're one of my two favorite creatures. email is kittykitkat94@gmail.com

Eva Yewke said...

I'm following your blog via GFC with the username Eva Yewke.



peppiedoodle said...

Nice giveaway! I haven't read Tangled Tides yet but it's been on my to-read list for a while now. I'm looking forward to reading it! :)

email ad is peppiedoodle@gmail.com

CookieMonster said...

Wow, thank you so much for this amazing, generous giveaway! I have heard so many great things about both Tangled Tides and Grasping At Eternity, and it would be the most amazing thing to be able to win them! Plus, I love how you are also giving away a Grow Your Own Mermaid Doll! I have always wanted to try one of those; it seems so cool! I literally am OBSESSED with mermaids; we had my entire bedroom painted with pictures of mermaids underwater and swimming and sunning themselves on rocks. I also live near the beach, so it is the perfect place to go and imagine mermaids in the waves! Plus, my name is Madison, and that was the name of the mermaid in the movie Splash! Pretty perfect, right? :)
Thanks again for this awesome contest, and I cannot wait to find out who wins. Best of luck to everyone, and go mermaids! :)

My email address is: skittles2200@sbcglobal.net

LittleFoot said...

new gfc follower, but you've been in my google reader for a while now.


RK Charron said...

New Follower!
Thank you for participating in the Scavenger Hunt.
All the best,
RKCharron at Gmail.com

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

GFC: red_tigergirl2
email: red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ravelin said...



Amanda Faul said...

I'm a follower of your blog!


Anonymous said...

i signed up to follow ur blog by email :)
thanks for the contest & the hunt!
its so much more fun now that it is stretched into 3 days! i'm doing one color each day :)
lupe s
steves_blue_cow @ sbcglobal.net

Veray said...

This is so much fun.

Anonymous said...

This is so great! Thanks for the chance :)


Jenna D. said...

What an exciting giveaway! I REALLY want to win this one... I absolutely LOVED Tangled Tides!!! Good luck to all who entered and may the odds be ever in our favor!

BTW: I am a follower of your blog!

howdymomma at yahoo dot com

AwesomeNiks said...

I would LOVE to win!

Follow (Nicole L)

N.Lee.0288 at gmail dot com

Tanja Tejić said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC - Tanychy
e-mail tanychy@gmail.com

Mary Shoemaker said...

I'm a follower!!
Thank you for being part of the scavenger hunt and for the contest.


andie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC - Andreana


Susan said...

Fun giveaway! blogginboutbooksATgmailDOTcom

Sea Glass said...


Thanks for your extra giveaway!

Raychelle Smith said...

Thanks for the giveaway! =)

SteeleReviews AT gmail DOT com

Maji Bookshelf said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!


- juhina

samandlysander said...

Thank You!! Can't wait to read your book :o)

Samantha - lyssleepinbeauty@aim.com

Mara80 said...

Thanks for giveaway and for being part of scavenger hunt.
GFC- Maritza Robinson

mararob80 at gmail dot com

Mandy said...

Your books sound great. (akatje@gmail.com)

Diana said...

Thank you for the giveaway and hunt!
GFC follower as Diana

artgiote at gmail dot com

Sam said...

I follow via Email/FeebBurner! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

- Sam @ Falling Books

Gabrielle said...

Following your blog on GFC as Gabrielle Bondi

gbondi07 @ gmail . com

ubirox0309 said...

I followed your blog.

ubirox0309 @ yahoo . com
Samantha Wright

jaydream said...

lovin the hunt lovin the books lovin life !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen- Nose In A Book Admin said...

Following you! :) noseinabookblog@gmail.com

Cassandra Bloom said...

Following you! kvarner22@gmail.com

Christy @ Captivated Reading said...

Love your book! Following you! Captivated Reading

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read your books!

Suzanne said...

I'm a follower, thanks for doing this!


Anonymous said...


EMAIL: muzhichang@hotmail.com

swimwriteliv said...

So happy to be discovery all these authors!! Hope to get a chance to read your books, I absolutely love any story that is out of this world:) Name: Katherine Beaulieu. Email: awesomepossumyellowmellow@live.ca.

YAthenaeum said...

Thanks for taking part in the scavenger hunt! I've loved all the content so far and can't wait to find the rest!

allamerikan (at) hotmail (dot) com

black-rose999 said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway, I'm now really excited. The covers are so pretty too! **strokes cover** so preeettttyyy...


Sophia Kea said...

Thank you for the fantastic fiveaway. I can not wait to read your books. :D

Rose Tatiana Jude said...

I'd absolutely love this! Love mermaids. I want to be one. Unfortunately, I don't think that's gonna happen. Oh, well, the books would be just as good.


Miss Opinionated said...

I love mermaids and your book sounds so intriguing!

Jenna Wilson said...

I LOVED Tangled Tides and I can't wait for book two! jennawilson14@hotmail.com

the villain in me said...

im following your blog now! ^^ and...just want you to know that i love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love your books! :)


Cesya MaRae Cuono said...

Cesya Cuono

Kimberly B. said...

Oh my gosh, i love anything to do with mermaids! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
beax0002 (at) umn (dot) edu

cristina said...

I Love the scavenger hunt!

Lee Black said...

I follow your blog on GFC as Lee Black. Would love to win the book!

serafyn12 at yahoo dot com

Gabbie said...

I really want to read Tangled Tides! I've heard so many great things! Thank you :)

I follow your blog (Gabbie)


Rhaini said...

Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt! It's quite fun.

runner.rhianna at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Than you! This has been alot of fun! :)


Taffy said...

Fun fun fun scavenger hunt! THANKS for all the hard work!


Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

Thanks so much for taking part in such a fun event!
GFC follower Nicole@ The More the Merrier.


Elicia said...

Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the scavenger hunt!
I'm following your blog through the email rachchan2006@yahoo.com.au
Just wondering, is the giveaway international or only for people living in the US?

LeighLou said...

Thanks for doing the hunt and for the extra giveaway. I'm following your blog with LeighLou3@gmail.com and you can contact me with that address if I win. Thanks again!

Reviewing Shelf said...

Thanks so much.


Elodie said...

I am so excited to get my hands on this book. I LOVED TANDLED TIDES :D
commutinggirl AT gmail DOT com

frunchezzcuh said...

Thank you so much! :)

GFC: frunchezzcuh
hellgirl_fran@yahoo DOT com

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

YES! Contest is for International peeps! :)

Liz said...

I've followed your blog with GFC as "Emum".
Your books look great, glad to have found you!
scottliz (dot) anderson (at) gmail (dot) com

sienny said...

my first scavenger hunt!! wish me luck :)

GFC (sienny)

Tal said...

This is my first scavenger hunt!!
Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Kayla E said...

Having a blast on the scavenger hunt, and I can't wait to see who's winning all these awesome giveaways! You can find me at kritterkeeper95@yahoo.com if I happen to be your lucky winner. :D

Jesse said...

love this , jnastudillo@aol.com

Rose said...

I would love to win=)
email: zamorarosalba@ymail.com

Jessica B. said...

Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt and for the giveaway!


Tiffany Mahaffy said...

OMG a grow your own mermaid?! That is so awesome!! Thank you so much for your extra giveaway!! You are super full of amazing!!
t.mahaffy25 (at) gmail.com

Juana Andrade said...

Thanks for the giveaway johanna_chicana(@)yahoo.com

Suki said...

Thanks for your giveaway!!

ferretvamp14 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. New follower.

sara said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Emileen said...

thanks for the hunt. im having a great time. emileennelson@gmail.com

Dana said...

this is an awesome giveaway

bernadette said...

awesome giveaway!

Emily Gilot said...

This scavenger hunt is a lot of fun! thanks for the giveaway.
my email is eag98@hotmail.com

Tif said...

Thanks so much for being in the scavenger hunt!
I followed your blog- Tif_Borka


Charissa Jackson said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Blog Follower: Charissa Jackson


Baggins said...

I cannot wait to read TANGLED TIDES!! Thanks for this giveaway!!

I'm following your blog - GFC Name: Baggins



Shainers said...

I can't waiiiiitt to read your book! Its sounds utterly amazing!! Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in the Hunt :D

Following your blog: GFC shaina333
Thanks again!


Joanna said...

I love mer tales & am glad to discover TANGLED TIDES. It sounds enchanting, and I can't wait to read it.
Thanks! =D

GFC: Joanna Ward

Joan said...

I'm all for anything with selkies in may be it. <3 Even if they may be considered antagonists of a novel. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.


Carla said...

I wanna read all your books, mermaids are cool! Thanks for being in the scavenger hunt and giving all of of us a chance on winning this gift. It's been awesome! :D

delgadoprincess2013 @ yahoo . com

andrea b said...

thanks for the giveaway! I'm really enjoying the scavenger hunt! :)

following GFC as "andrea b"


magicseal said...

Thank you for the hunt. I really wan to read your books so I followed your blog.

Rachael :) said...

Your books sounds great, different from anything i've read recently and so i've added them to my tbr list on goodreads already! Thanks for the giveaway, i'm now following your blog.

Kimberley@sunnykimmylovinglife said...

Hi your book Tangled Tides sounds wonderful. I love anything about merfolk so this will be interesting. I added it to my TBR pile. I love the cover too. It makes me think of a fairy tale. I liked that picture on the page with your poll. Will that be the cover of the second book?
GFC Follower: Kimberley@sunnykimmylovinglife
Email: sunnykimmylovinglife@gmail.com

Crystal said...

Hey Karen!

Thanks for participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt!


Nikki said...

The YA scavenger hunt is super fun!
follow your blog GFC:Nikki

Christina2227 said...

Your book covers are so gorgeous! Thanks for the additional (SPECTACULAR!) giveaway and for participating in the Spring YASH! *fingers crossed I win something pretty*



Nadine said...

Very cool! Thanks for this. nadine91387@yahoo.com

Julie Li said...

excited to read Tangled Tides soon :)
jjulieli at gmail dot com

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