If you’re wondering what SMOKE’s about but don’t feel like reading a synopsis, I have just the solution. Enjoy this dope book trailer instead!

And if you’d like to pre-order this homegrown book of my heart (for which I’d be eternally grateful) go forth and get lit by clicking HERE

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As an author, there’s nothing more gratifying than finally getting to share your story with early readers/reviewers. But as a human, there’s nothing more vomit-inducing. Nobody said humaning (or writing, for that matter) was easy! If you’re interested in my second YA novel, SMOKE, please do check it out!

Endless thanks to the book bloggers who’ve already signed up—you should have access shortly. If you’re an Instagram blogger, here is the link to a REQUEST FORM. Simply fill it out and I’ll happily forward your info to my publisher. While I can’t guarantee approval, your name will definitely be flagged.

Lastly, an Author’s Note has been added to give readers a deeper understanding of my personal intersections with the major themes of this book.

In other news, I now feel naked. 🤗

xoxo
Darcy

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Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!
Hello! I’m Darcy Woods and I’ll be your hostess for this leg of the tour. I am so unbelievably stoked to get to finally share the cover for SMOKE! If you’re a fan of the TV show Weeds, books with twisty-turny plots, and pages that thrum with emotion, then this one’s for you! Be on the look out for more info about SMOKE along the Team Blue hunt!    PREORDER HERE.

This is the farewell *sniffles* edition of the contest, 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 book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest will only be online for 120 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I’m a part of the Blue Team! But there is also a red team, and a purple team 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 YA Scavenger Hunt page.

And don’t miss out! I’m hosting my own giveaway (deets below!), and it’s open internationallyTo get in the Rafflecopter running, simply add SMOKE on Goodreads and/or pre-order SMOKE!

Scavenger Hunt Puzzle

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the Blue Team, and then add them up (this isn’t a math test so feel free to whip out those calculators!).

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 October 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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Today, I have the pleasure of hosting YA author Stevie Rae Causey on my site for the YA Scavenger Hunt! (And just LOOK at that stunning cover for The Weaver’s Son!) 


I write MG and YA Epic Fantasy that explore real-life themes. I believe that fantasy and fiction create a safe space for young people to explore the ins and outs of the world we live in and I aim to write the kind of stuff that entertains as well as fosters introspection.

When I’m not writing or speaking to teens, I’m usually chasing my kids, going on wilderness adventures, and posting pictures of my pets on Instagram.

You can also find Stevie on Facebook or her website!

 

Mother to the child who will doom a kingdom… Or save it.

Adelaide didn’t mean to doom an entire kingdom when she cut the queen’s lifeline to save the newborn prince. Now, banished, she is determined to prove herself and reclaim her position among the Narn, even if that means playing with fate a little. But all magic has a price, and the spell meant to bring her a human child instead brings her one sired by one of the Huldrefolk. 

Adelaide can’t help but fall in love with the child that reminds her of her home, and when the Goddess Holda shows up with a warning Adelaide must choose between saving herself and protecting her son from the Fae.

Life was much easier when she was able to see ahead.

The Weaver’s Son is an original reimagining of Rumpelstiltskin’s origin.

BUY THE BOOK HERE!

 

Exclusive Content

THE WEAVER’S SON PLAYLIST

Enter My Giveaway

To bid a fond farewell to YA Scavenger Hunt, one lucky winner will receive one of my favorite YA contemporaries of 2020…AFTERSHOCKS by the extraordinarily talented Marisa Reichardt! This book hits shelves TODAY, and I loved it so much I blurbed it.♥ So please, take my LITERAL word for it, you want in on this fantastic prize! Good luck!

When a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits California, Ruby is trapped in a laundromat with Charlie, a boy she had her first conversation with only moments before. She can’t see anything beyond the rubble that she’s trapped beneath, but she’s sure someone will come save them soon. As the hours and days tick by, Ruby and Charlie struggle to stay hopeful—and stay alive. Ruby has only Charlie’s voice and her memories to find the hope to keep holding on. Will the two make it out alive? And if they do, what will they have lost to the earthquake? Riveting, tense, and emotionally complex, Aftershocks weaves together the terror and hope of a catastrophic event while showing the ways that disasters can change and unite us.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter the Scavenger Hunt Contest!

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Stevie Rae Causey, and 18 others! To enter, you need to know that MY FAVORITE NUMBER IS TWO. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the Blue Team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Continue the Hunt!

To continue on your numerical hunt for this bonanza of books, you’ll want to check out the next author on Team BlueAustin Aslan!

Go Team Blue!!!


Complete Rules for Darcy’s Giveaway:
Ends October 5, 2020 at 12AM EST. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. You must be at least 18 years old to enter or have your parents permission. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and notified by email within 48 after the end of the giveaway. You will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. All decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary based on the number of eligible entries received. If a mailed prize is returned for whatever reason, another winner will be chosen. Darcy Woods and the coordinators of YA Scavenger Hunt are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or misdirected prizes. You can use the Contact page of this website if you have any questions. This giveaway is not affiliated with any social media companies associated with Darcy Woods, Author, YASH, its coordinators, or any other entity unless specified. The above Rafflecopter prize is sponsored by Darcy Woods, Author and not affiliated with YASH.

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Greetings friends!

With a year marked by so much tragedy, it feels almost surreal to have something to celebrate. But I have something. A big, meaningful something. And so, it brings me enormous joy and gratitude to share… THE BOOK OF MY HEART IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED!!! ♥

Here’s the Publishers Weekly Announcement so I know it’s really real and not a figment of my hyperactive imagination.


HUGE thanks to my dear friends, family, literary folks, and amazing readers for the endless support and emotional girdling. I love and appreciate you all!

And if you’d like to add SMOKE to your Goodreads TBR, just click here.

♥ always,
Darcy

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I haven’t fallen off the planet. (I swear!) Thought this needed a little clarification because recently people have asked where I’ve gone. O.o

The short answer: I’M STILL HERE!

The longer answer: I’ve been working on a secret project–so basically writing, researching, and editing my fanny off! Which has meant I’ve had to take a gigantic step back from social media and other events this year. It was either that, or lose the one precious marble I have left. And you best believe, I’m guarding my singular marble like The One Ring.

Sadly I can’t tell you much about this gestating, high-concept YA contemporary. But I’d liken the process of writing it to mining my soul with a diamond-encrusted pickaxe. That said, it’s so worth it because I am IN LOVE with this twisty, emotional, and deeply personal tale! So (loophole!) since I’m not “telling” you, I’m going to “show” you a little novel aesthetic I’ve made to keep my muse inspired. 😉

Do you find these novel aesthetics as fun as I do??? I’m such a sucker visuals…


Darcy

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