The Winter YA Scavenger Hunt is Here!

Welcome to the winter YA Scavenger Hunt! I’m Victoria Strauss, and I write fantasy and historical fiction for adults and teens.

The tri-annual Scavenger Hunt 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 signed [...]

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PASSION BLUE Virtual Book Tour Stop for Friday, Nov. 16

Today’s stop on the Passion Blue Virtual Book Tour: I’m chatting about writing YA, and my research for Passion Blue, at Katie’s Book Blog. Katie is also kindly hosting a giveaway for a signed hardcover and swag.

There’s still time to enter my own giveaway for an awesome Passion Blue prize pack.

Next tour stop: an interview with Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles on Monday. For the full tour schedule (more giveaways to come!) click here.

PASSION BLUE Virtual Book Tour Stop for Thursday, Nov. 15

Today’s stop on the Passion Blue Virtual Book Tour: a fun interview at Get Lost in a Story, in which I answer questions about writing, reading (and responding to) reviews…and tea.

Tomorrow’s tour stop: an interview and giveaway at Katie’s Book Blog.

There are many more tour stops coming up this month, with more reviews, interviews, and giveaways! For the full tour schedule, click here. And don’t forget to check out my own giveaway to win a fabulous Passion Blue prize pack.

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PASSION BLUE Virtual Book Tour Stop For Monday, Nov. 12

Today’s stop on the Passion Blue virtual book tour: a review, guest post, and giveaway at The Bookish Babe. From Andrea’s lovely review“A story of fate, choice, and love beyond romance, Passion Blue is a story that will make you think and make you feel.”

My guest blog post is about Passion Blue’s complicated journey to publication. Every book has an origin story; this is mine!

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed hardcover plus swag.

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PASSION BLUE Virtual Book Tour Stop — Sunday, Nov. 11

Today’s stop on the Passion Blue Virtual Book Tour: Tammy Sparks of Books, Bones, & Buffy interviews me about art, astrology, and my research for Passion Blue. Tammy is also hosting a giveaway! You can enter for a chance to win signed hardcovers and swag.

Read Tammy’s four star review of Passion Blue here.

Tomorrow’s virtual tour stop: interview and giveaway at The Bookish Babe. (For the full tour schedule, click here).

PASSION BLUE Virtual Book Tour Stops--Friday, 11/9

The Passion Blue virtual book tour continues! Today’s stops:

- An interview and giveaway at The Book Monsters, in which I talk with Book Monster Kate about my research for Passion Blue and Renaissance art. Oh, and there’s also a giveaway!

- An interview at Kirkus Reviews’ YA blog. Kirkus’s Erika Rohrbach asks me about art, astrology, and Passion Blue.

There are lots more tour stops coming up, and plenty more chances to win books and swag. Check the full tour schedule.

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PASSION BLUE Release Celebration Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Passion Blue this week, I’m conducting a special giveaway.

Enter the Rafflecopter below to win a Passion Blue prize pack! There are 3 prize packs. Each one includes a signed hardcover and related swag (5 each of bookmarks and postcards), plus a $25 Amazon gift card.

For more chances to win, check my virtual book tour schedule. There’ll be giveaways (along with interviews, reviews, and guest posts) all through November.

Good luck!

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Giveaway Winners

This summer’s YA Scavenger Hunt–which ended yesterday–was a huge success. According to the organizers, the YASH website got over 25,000 pageviews, and more than 1500 people entered each team’s contest. I’d heard it was a high-traffic event, so I was prepared for a spike in visitors–but wow! On Thursday, the Hunt’s busiest day for me, I received more than ten times my normal daily traffic.

One of the great things about the Hunt is that participating authors are allowed to run their own extra giveaway contests. Mine was for 10 signed ARCs of my forthcoming YA historical novel, Passion [...]

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Summer 2012 YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the summer YA Scavenger Hunt! I’m Victoria Strauss, and I write fantasy and historical fiction for adults and teens.

The tri-annual Scavenger Hunt 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 signed [...]

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Announcing the Summer YA Scavenger Hunt Authors

I’m thrilled to be participating in this summer’s YA Scavenger Hunt. (If you aren’t familiar with the Hunt, you can find out more here.)

The Hunt will take place between August 1 and August 6, so be sure to check back for a chance to win some–or all!–of the fabulous books whose covers appear below…including Passion Blue.

This summer the Hunt will have two teams (RED and BLUE) of 27 authors each. I’m on the BLUE team.

THE BLUE TEAM

HEATHER ANASTASIU

JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

GWENDA BOND

TERA LYNN CHILDS

ANGELA CORBETT

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