Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dystopian Dream Treehouse {Scavenger Hunt + #Giveaway} || Survivor Week



HEY FRIENDS AND NEWCOMERS AND LOVERS OF ALL THINGS BOOKISH. WELCOME TO MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME.


Kayla Olson (who is a total sweetheart, by the way) is debuting with her novel, The Sandcastle Empire, this year. Think a jungle escape that's trying to kill you, and people you really can't trust by your side.

On this stop (it's day 2) we're talking my jungle dream treehouse thing-a-ma-jig. Something of that matter. ANYWAYS IT'S GOING TO BE CUTE JUST TRUST ME.

ALSO THERE'S A SCAVENGER HUNT HOW FUN IS THAT?!
(scroll down to see the quote you need to flood social media with)

Let's go back to how my treehouse would look on The Island though. Since there's remnants of run down cities alongside technology and mass amounts raw jungle, it's going to look like a mix of all of those things.



(don't mind me just wandering through a forest that's trying to kill me. candid shot, of course.)



(where i chilled between building sprints. don't worry- it's totally safe. the house and the hanging tents/ hammocks.)


(some brief plans as to how this lovely abode will look when it's all finished and beautiful.)


(and now you can see it a bit from the side. totally hidden in those gorgeous/ not at all deadly trees. i know. i have mad skills.)


(inside! welcome! make yourself comfortable!)

It sure is looking pretty nice, now isn't it? Of course, it would take me a little time to construct...and I'd need to brush up on my contractor skills before I found myself trapped like our lovely fiends. Maybe read a few survival guides. I think it would be beneficial to know what plants will knock me flat on my butt and which one's will sustain me.

Now that y'all have seen my treehouse, take a look at this part of the scavenger hunt:



Main Giveaway via Rafflecopter: Prize #1
Signed ARC of THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE (can be personalized upon request) //  write. read. repeat. tote bag  //  signed+personalized postcard  //  Anna Tovar print that reads "some things take time"  //  sprout bookmarks  //  TSE swag, including wolf sticker + wolf temporary tattoo—Kayla drew herself!  //  ingredient kit to make cayenne-cinnamon-marshmallow hot chocolate (packaged in a test tube!), one of Eden's favorite treats from before the war  //  {plant + tray not included}  US Only




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Scavenger Hunt Prize: Prize #2
How to win: A scavenger hunt requires you to find all the clues! Each day of this tour will have a quote card and in order to be entered to win this amazing prize, simply share the graphics each day (7 total!) on social media with the hashtag #SurviveTheEmpire. Make sure you share all 7 graphics.
The prize: A copy of SECOND SIGHT, one of my favorite books on writing and revising, signed by author/editor Cheryl B. Klein // pre-order of THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE //  write. read. repeat. tote bag  //  signed+personalized postcard  //  Anna Tovar print that reads "some things take time"  //  sprout bookmarks  //  TSE swag, including wolf sticker + wolf temporary tattoo—that Kayla drew herself!  //  ingredient kit to make cayenne-cinnamon-marshmallow hot chocolate (packaged in a test tube!), one of Eden's favorite treats from before the war  //  {plant + tray not included} US Only





The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson
Published: June 6, 2017
Goodreads || Amazon

When all hope is gone, how do you survive? 

Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.

Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.

Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves—but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.

This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.

Kayla Olson lives in Texas, and can usually be found in near proximity to black coffee, the darkest chocolate, Scrivener, and an army of Sharpie highlighters.

Twitter: @olsonkayla  Instagram:@authorkaylaolson  Facebook: @authorkaylaolson  Blog: olsonkayla.wordpress.com








8 comments:

  1. I love hammocks! Great post Jackie, it was very fun!

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  2. Dystopian is one of my favorite genres to read. I'm utterly fascinated by the whole world that is created.

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    1. This one is especially cool! I hope you love the book <3

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  3. Ahhhh😱 I had a tree house when I was a kid. You just stirred up so many emotions.😆 I love your post it was amazing and I love your blog!😲 Why haven't I found it before?😭 Happy reading xoxo💋

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    1. I had a fort! I'm glad you liked it all :D

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  4. I don't have any books but would like some. Thank you

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