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October 25, 2013

Entranced’s Rush Hunt – The Sacrificed by Jordan Link

Welcome to Rush Hunt. A YArush hosted scavenger hunt with exclusive content from a number of published and forthcoming Entranced titles, a huge prize, and loads of fun. Along the scavenger trail you’ll find a mix of YA and NA titles from Entranced Publishing’s Rush imprint.

Look out for these 11 titles!

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The excitement starts October 25 and runs through to November 1. So hop along to the blogs on the list below and join in the fun. Each hosting blog will have exclusive content from a single title. If the post isn’t at the top of their blog look for the #RushHunt button in their sidebar, that should link to it. Not only will you get to read / see exclusive content, but there’s also a huge prize. That’s what you’re hunting for! Keep an eye open for the numbered clues in each post. You’ll need these in order to enter for a chance to win a massive stash of prizes.

Good luck!

How It Works…

On each blog you will find a clue, a clearly marked number somewhere in the post. Collect all these numbers from all the participating blogs, and simply add them together. The correct answer grants you entry into the Rafflecopter on the YARush blog for a chance to win some awesome prizes.

 

Participating blogs:

 

From Bows to Books – The Georgia Corbins

Chapter by Chapter – The Sacrificed

New Adult Addiction – Elected

On Emily’s Bookshelf – In Stone

Aussie Owned and Read – Shadow Born

Book-Marks the Spot – Forget Me Not

Lola’s Reviews – Sleeper

Brittany and Bianca Blab Books – Adorned

Cosmochicklitan – Elsker

A Life Bound by Books – Vision of Shadows

Reading Rain Blog – Awakenings

 

 

Alternate ending: What if Emerald had done nothing?

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~ After years of poverty and despair, half­winged Emerald Hayden has reached the age of labor ~

The bell’s cry was flagrant, unavoidable, even to those on the outskirts of Centsia. Its tone was throaty. When Emerald first opened her eyes, squinting, she didn’t see the sun. She saw another day of drudgery, one full of lugging massive barrels along the assembly line.

“Emerald, come quick! The doors are about to shut.” She was up like a spring. If springs could be crooked from a night of deep sleep. Everything was a blur as she stumbled about. Her hasty hands grabbed clothes from the closet and concealed keys beneath the sheets. It was impossible to ignore the frantic urges from outside her door, the voices of several walker children who would be forced to watch passively as she was punished or accused. In the face of a lashing—or death—Emerald did what any reasonable teenager would do. She froze.

“Drag her!” Four walkers seized her and ran, leaving her door wide open. Sweat was already trickling from their brows. For the first time, Emerald became the luggage.

The youngest girl’s voice cracked as she asked Emerald, “Would you rather us be sacrificed or have the doors shut right as we’re about to enter?”

Nobody replied to her inquiry. The pack raced on, panting like an Accused five minutes before midnight. Emerald turned her head and saw the first change, a sign that begged for their surrender. The turquoise heavens shone on the city everywhere she looked. It was morning for both levels now, the start of a worker’s day.

“There it is!” Emerald squirmed free, and fell right on her rear. Her heart pounded as the others galloped ahead of her in a beeline for the gate and its closing doors. The girl’s question echoed in Emerald’s mind. It didn’t make sense, really, considering one fate led to the other.

She was too late. The youngling slipped through, leaving for Emerald a snag of black jumpsuit. Emerald’s fists pounded against the marble walls, repeatedly, until they glistened with blood. Hope drained like water from a faucet—mercy was a bird on wings.

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The-Sacrificed

Emerald Hayden lives in the City of Centsia, a half-winged among the other walkers. She has no family, friends, or food: only a grim future filled with tiresome labor in the upper level’s factories. But everything changes when she meets Dusk, a winged from the place that she previously scorned. He opens her eyes to a new possibility: the possibility of the unity of winged and walkers, of freedom, and of love. Together, they decide to challenge the upper level’s supreme, winged council. But when a friend betrays them, they must choose whether to sacrifice their beliefs and save their own lives, or to remain along the thin line that divides the city in two. Success could mean liberty; failure, death.

Rush Hunt Number: 8

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2 Comments

  1. Santiago
    10/25/2013

    Awesome post.
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  2. Stacey Nash
    10/31/2013

    Wow, great alternate ending. Thanks for participating in RushHunt. :)
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