The YA Buccaneers Celebrate Our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

It's July and do you know what that means? It's time to celebrate the YA Buccaneers ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

One whole year! 

It seems like yesterday Bridgid and I were dreaming up what our YA group blog would be...and I don't think either of us realized just how awesome it would become!

We're beside ourselves with excitement and to help get this party started, we've got quite the month in store for you -- including a journey around our home away from home, Buccaneer Island!

All July long we'll take you on an unforgettable adventure that will cover the past year, where you'll swing along the Ropes Of Insanity or maybe take the plunge in the Plank Walkers' Pool!

So much awesome this month -- we hope you'll stop by over the next 31 days to see what we have planned!

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And did I mention we've got tons of Pirate Treasure up for grabs? I mean TONS!!! 

pre-ordered copy of our very own Caroline T. Richmond's (AKA Shiver Me Timbers) debut, THE ONLY THING TO FEAR -- available everywhere September 30th, 2014!!! 

We'll also have an ARC of THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND, from our own Kathryn Holmes, AKA Bonnie Kitty Cutlass -- which debuts February 17th, 2015!!!

Up for grabs: a copy of THE LOST PLANET from our own Rachel Searles, AKA Brunhilde The Black-Hearted -- which hit bookstores everywhere this past January!!! PLUS, Rachel has also offered up an ARC of the sequel, THE STOLEN MOON!

And if all those great books weren't enough, the Dread Pirate B. has also offered up signed copies of UNREMEMBERED and UNFORGOTTEN (arc) by Jessica Brody and an arc of A DEATH-STRUCK YEAR by Makiia Lucier! 

Curly McGee will also be throwing in an ARC of SALT & STORM by Kendall Kulper.

Neptune is offering up one of her favorite YA reads, SPLIT by Swati Avasthi!

And what's a celebration without a little pirate loot from our Canadian Buccaneer to the North? Guppy Guts Skullcracker has loosened the latches on her treasure chest to offer up some Canadian swag:

Of course in celebrating, we Buccaneers like to raise a frosty mug or two of some of our favorite beverages -- and to make sure you're not left empty handed, Lady Byrd Bonebreaker has chipped in a beautiful Singing Pines Mug!

Winner gets to choose between either a pedestal or tapered style mug (see image below). Singing Pines Stoneware pottery is handcrafted in Northern Minnesota and like each of the Buccaneers, no two pieces are exactly alike! 

And it wouldn't be a Buccaneer giveaway without some Buccaneer swag up for grabs! Captain E. Hook has thrown in a YA Buccaneers mug, some of her favorite eats (Haribo gummi bears and chocolate, but of course!) and a $10 Amazon gift card to use towards a book of your choice!

Annndddddd if all of the above wasn't enough, well, Curly McGee, Back From the Dead Red, and Jas Ketch will all be offering up various query or first chapter critiques to our winners!!!

Wow, what a July, right???!?!!!!

We're so excited to have been around for an entire year, for all the great authors, writers, and readers we've met along the way, and for all the tremendous writing accomplishments we've been able to be a part of!!!

So won't you please stop by all month long and celebrate with us? We promise, we've got all kinds of exciting things in store for you! 

Thanks so much to EVERYONE for making this such a wonderful first year -- we look forward to many more years to come!!!