Stop #133 – YA Summer Scavenger Hunt

Seems you’ve stumbled onto my stop for the YA Summer Scavenger Hunt! Hello there – I’m Jessica Hawke. I like cats, superheroes, and writing books. 😉 Thanks for stopping by! If you’re new to me, you might be excited to find out I have a new book coming out in about a week! It’s the fourth book to be published in my Phantoms series, but it’s a prequel! So even if you’ve never read one of my books, you might enjoy checking it out.   What would you sacrifice for the ones you love? “If you hold onto this world hard enough, you’ll get a grasp on it. But it will get a grasp on you, too, and you won’t be able to decide anymore that you’re ready to go.” When Valerie Young wakes up from a horrific accident to a world gone gray and cold, she wants to believe anything but the truth of what happened. But as she struggles to accept the dreaded d-word, time is slipping away for her to move on to the afterlife. When she realizes her younger sister has been irreparably altered by the accident, Valerie must choose between a chance at peace and the cold reality of existence as a restless spirit. *** Hope that sneak peek piqued your interest! Obviously I can’t tell you EVERYTHING about the book, but if you read it, you’ll find out what happens to Valerie and her sister, the heroine of the series. And as an added bonus, I’m having a giveaway! You can win a $15 Amazon gift card and a copy of Phantom Light, so you can...
Hawke Street Team

Hawke Street Team

I’m looking to build my street team! Are you enthusiastic about books? Are you enthusiastic about MY books? 🙂 I’d love your help in helping share books with readers who will love them. I am looking for folks who are willing to: *Share posts/links/reviews on social media for sales, releases, and giveaways *Give input on titles, characters, and other fun stuff *Engage with Facebook Fan Page posts by liking/commenting things that interest you *Spread the love at conventions/conferences by taking swag or taking pictures with hashtags! If you’re like “man, Jessica, I dunno, I like your books but that’s not for me…” It’s cool! If you’re out there encouraging and sending good vibes this way, it’s still awesome! But if you’re like “YES THAT IS SO ME! I LIKE FREE STUFF! I LIKE SOCIAL MEDIA! I LIKE YOU!” Then please fill out the form below! (This is not an application to Harvard. I just need a single place to gather names! 🙂 Thanks in advance, and I’m looking forward to working with you guys!...
Decatur Book Festival

Decatur Book Festival

  Well it has come and gone! Labor Day weekend was a big one; Dragoncon is one of my favorite weekends of the year, and this year was extra interesting because I headed out to the Decatur Book Festival for Sunday. I’ve heard about DBF from agents and authors on Twitter, and thought “how interesting, this is basically in my back yard!” So this was my first year going and WOW! It was very different from what I expected, but a great event. First of all, in just hearing about it, I expected an indoor conference type setting, but it was the complete opposite. The Festival is outside and takes up a huge section of a very quaint downtown area of Decatur. The whole area is taken over with big white tents filled with authors, publishers, and booksellers of all sorts. One of my personal highlights was the carnival-style food carts featuring deep-fried EVERYTHING, a pan-fried noodle stop, and many more delights. (I was in a hurry and holding out for dinner plans with a friend, so I went simple with a corn dog.) I was helping support a young adult author group I am part of called Young Adult Author Rendezvous. We have over 70 authors, and most of them sent books to be displayed at the festival, so we basically had a very small bookstore set up in Decatur. Sales-wise it was fairly slow. I was a little frustrated at our location. We were near one of the entrances/exits so had some traffic, but we were also in the section with non-fiction authors. We were surrounded by several...
The Hawke is Taking Flight

The Hawke is Taking Flight

Hey y’all! Hawke is headed out to Atlanta soon for several huge events. First, I’ll be at Dragoncon! I’m not there as a guest, but if you happen to see someone with some cute “I <3 Books” buttons, feel free to introduce yourself and get a button. 🙂 I’m really excited about some of the author guests and writing panels! Overlapping Dragoncon is the Decatur Book Festival. As part of the YA Author Rendezvous I’ll be in the exhibitor area sharing a bunch of great books from our YAAR authors. I will be at the festival on Sunday only! I hope to see some of you there!...
YA Scavenger Hunt

YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual 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 signed 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 72 hours!