Welcome to New Adult Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual 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 all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I’m a part of TEAM PURPLE-but there is also a TEAM RED 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. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on TEAM PURPLE, 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 1st, at noon Eastern Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
LET THE HUNT BEGIN!
***MEET PEMBROKE SINCLAIR, AUTHOR OF WUCAII***
Pembroke Sinclair is a literary jack of all trades, playing her hand at multiple genres. She has written an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from horror to sci-fi and even some westerns. Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming–the home of 56 nationalities–it is no wonder Pembroke ended up so creatively diverse. Her fascination with the notions of good and evil, demons and angels, and how the lines blur have inspired her writing. Pembroke currently lives in Columbus, Nebraska, with her husband, two spirited boys, a black lab named Ryder, two fluffy Corgis named Floki and Siggy, and a rescue kitty named Alia, who happens to be the sweetest, most adorable kitty in the world! She cannot say no to dessert, orange soda, or cinnamon. She loves rats and tatts and rock and roll and wants to be an alien queen when she grows up.
It has been 500 years since Aelana has been home, and a lot has changed in that time–including her. As a half-dragon, half-human hybrid, she has been traveling the universe destroying worlds. Both anxious and excited to return, she wonders what she will find. Her memories of home are filled with pain and loss, especially for her first and only love. She knows he won’t be there, but will his memory? Will her anguish remain?
What waits for Aelana on her home world? Find out in this exciting urban fantasy novel by Pembroke Sinclair.
Wucaii Almost Didn’t Get Written
I started writing Wucaii when I was in high school. It was a much different version than what it eventually turned in to, but I always knew I would have a human-dragon hybrid in it.
I didn’t finish the book when I was younger, so I took it with me to college. When I was a grad student, I took a workshop and decided that I would work on this story. It wasn’t called Wucaii back then. It didn’t have a title yet, and it was still closer to the version I started in high school rather than the final version.
During the course of the workshop, my confidence with the story was shaken to the core. I remember distinctly in one class that one of my fellow students told me he didn’t finish reading my chapter because I referred to beer as “ale,” and he hates that. He also thought it was weird I would call them “pants” instead of some other archaic term since it was a fantasy story. (I’m not even sure what that would be. Breeches? Trousers? Britches? He didn’t have a suggestion either.)
The way the story was structured at the time, there was going to be a huge battle between the humans and the dragons, and the professor told me that she didn’t think I’d be able to pull it off. She didn’t have the confidence in my writing ability to write that scene, and it was an important scene, so the entire story would be ruined if I didn’t do it correctly. As you can imagine, after hearing that, I didn’t think I could write the scene either, so I gave up on the book. I put it away with no intentions of ever completing the project.
Years later, after I’d regained some confidence and felt better about my writing abilities, I decided to tackle Wucaii once again. I attempted to finish it the way I started it, but it wasn’t working. I scrapped the entire draft and started over. The new version worked better, and I was able to finish the story and be happy with the final product.
To this day, Wucaii is one of my favorite stories. I had so much fun creating Aelana and the Queen Dragon and developing their relationship. It was also challenging and intriguing to create a magic system and develop my bad guy. It may have taken me a long time to write the book, but it was worth it in the end. And to think: Wucaii almost didn’t get written.
In addition to the main giveaway, I’m also having a giveaway on my blog (http://pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com/). For a chance to win an ecopy of Wucaii, comment on the Scavenger Hunt post and let me know what/who is your favorite dragon (can be from movies and/or books). Don’t forget to leave your email! Winner will be notified on July 1, 2018.
Before you go! To enter the grand prize giveaway, you need to know that MY lucky book number is 8.
Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on TEAM PURPLE and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Wait! There’s more! Enter to win swag from both the DESCENDANTS OF ISIS series and DEATH ISLAND: Click here to enter (Rafflecopter).
***CONTINUE THE HUNT***
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Jennifer Allis Provost!