Contests

Welcome to my contest page!
All the contest and programs listed here are on-going! :) I also give hints if you can't find an answer to a question or two. ;> Good Luck!

REFERRAL PROGRAM!
Recommend my book(s) to five friends/relatives/co-workers/strangers and you'll receive a signed copy of your choice from one of my published books. Just have your friends/relatives/co-workers/strangers email me at maria@mariavsnyder.com within four months (after four months you'll have to start over). Make sure all five include your name and the fact you mentioned my book(s) in their email. And make sure YOU email me your address so I can send out your special prize! ONE BOOK PER WINNER!

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CONTEST #1: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading DAWN STUDY

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What is the name of the inn Valek stays at in Owl's Hill while he waits for Yelena?
  • 2 - What is the name Valek uses to get Devlen's horse from the stable manager?
  • 3 - What is the nickname Mara uses for Leif?
  • 4 - What is the name of the rival gang that is giving the Helper's Guild trouble?
  • 5 - What name does Onora give her newly acquired horse to annoy Janco?
  • 6 - When Leif visits Opal's glass factory he experiences three things that he never experienced before. What are they?
  • 7 - What is the name of the new horse Leif's father acquires?
  • 8 - What does the Unity Fountain have as part of its formation?
  • 9 - When the group leaves in pairs to avoid detection from the Cloverleaf Inn, what are the pairs?
  • 10- What is Penny's Arch?
  • 11- What is a Frosty Pod?
  • 12- Yelena and Valek discuss baby names, what are the names they settle on for a girl and for a boy?
  • 13- What is the name Yelena and Co. call themselves for the group at large?
  • 14- What nickname does Janco give to the Greenblade man driving the wagon that he'd been spying on?
  • 15- What is the name of the inn Cahil leaves Yelena at instead of the garrison?
  • 16- What is the nickname Janco gives to Opal?
  • 17- Valek sends Kiki to Yelena before she leaves with Cahil. What brings a smile to her face?
  • 18- What term does the group start to use as a joke when they forget things?
  • 19- What is the name of Yelena and Valek's child?
  • 20- What name was suggested for The Cartel, but was ignored?


CONTEST #2: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading NIGHT STUDY

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What is the self defense move that Lieutenant Lacole and Ari teach Reema?
  • 2 – What is one of Janco's nicknames?
  • 3 – What is Ari's horse's name?
  • 4 – According to Valek, what are the two best places to gather information?
  • 5 – What does Janco name his horse?
  • 6 – What (specifically) is the Daily Grind?
  • 7 – What is Kiki's new name for Valek?
  • 8 – What question does Yelena ask Valek to verify his identity, and what was his answer?
  • 9 – What does the starlight potion do?
  • 10 – What does Devlen name his horse?
  • 11 – What are the names of the ships the Storm Thieves could be using?
  • 12 – What does Sammy the chef add to Yelena's sweet cakes?
  • 13 – According to Leif, what does fear and deceit taste like?
  • 14 – What are the three things Janco hates most?
  • 15 – What is the name of Bruns' secretary?
  • 16 – What does the note that Yelena finds just before the glass house explodes, say?
  • 17 – What his Medic Mommy's real name?
  • 18 – What is Private Idiot's real name?
  • 19 – What are the name of the saplings Owen brings to Ixia with him?
  • 20 – What is the name of the book Yelena reads while waiting for Valek? Bonus point for including the author's name!


CONTEST #3: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading SHADOW STUDY

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What does Leif claim Yelena smells like?
  • 2 – What was the name of Valek's self defense instructor? What did he go by?
  • 3 – Why does Valek get called the "rock assassin"?
  • 4 – According to Valek, what are the three key ingredients for success?
  • 5 – Who is Midnight Sun? (2 parts)
  • 6 – What is the nickname Leif gives to Hale?
  • 7 – Valek had three brothers who were killed years ago, what were their names?
  • 8 – Who said, "Get inside, avoid guards, don't get married, meet at the Cat."?
  • 9 – What is the name of the school Valek joined when he was 13 and why did he want to join?
  • 10 – What is Arbon's assassin name?
  • 11 – Ben recruited 4 other magicians in his plan, what are their names?
  • 12 – Who is Kynan and what is his other name?
  • 13 – According to Leif what "trumps treason"?
  • 14 – What is the name of Valek's hometown?
  • 15 – Who were the soldiers that killed Valek's brothers?
  • 16 – According to Janco, who is the voice of reason?
  • 17 – What is Janco's nickname for Onora?
  • 18 – What is the name of Irys' hawk? What kind is it?
  • 19 – What kind of horse does Quinn have and what is its name?
  • 20 – What does Opal gift the Commander and why is it special?


CONTEST #4: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading TASTE OF DARKNESS

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What are the four D's Ryne studied in school?
  • 2 – Where is the new Headquarters located?
  • 3 – What is the team name Belen gives him, Flea, Kerrick and Avry?
  • 4 – How many of the escaped women from the monastery join Ryne's ranks?
  • 5 – What do Avry and the monkeys say after getting through a difficult or dangerous situation?
  • 6 – After one encounters a Death Lily, what are the three possible outcomes?
  • 7 – What is "Irina's" new name?
  • 8 – Where is the new infirmary located after Ryne and his crew move it due to enemies invading?
  • 9 – What is the term Quain gives Kerrick's powers?
  • 10 – What is the cure for the new plague?
  • 11 – What are the names Flea gives to his and Belen's newly acquired horses?
  • 12 – What is Private Red Hair's real name?
  • 13 – Avry is supposed to ask Captain Drisana where she is from in order to confirm her identity, where is Captain Drsiana from?
  • 14 – What is Quain's new nickname for Kerrick himself?
  • 15 – What does a symhextric cipher do?
  • 16 – What is the new nickname Danny receives from the tribe?
  • 17 – What is the new name of Sogra Realm?
  • 18 – What name does Kerrick give his new horse? What's the significance?
  • 19 – What is "the death stare"?
  • 20 – What are the three elements in a successful attack?


CONTEST #5: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading SCENT OF MAGIC

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What is the "new realm" and name Avry chooses when making her disguise for the acolytes?
  • 2 – Who are Ryne's bodyguards after the assassination attempt?
  • 3 – What does Noak call Kerrick?
  • 4 – What is the nickname Quain receives when he complains about his job and is offered Valorie's?
  • 5 – What is Odd's real name?
  • 6 – What is Avry's new scent after she is brought back to life by the Peace Lily? What was her old one?
  • 7 – What color jumpsuits do the POW's wear? Why?
  • 8 – What are snow ufas called?
  • 9 – What is the new name Odd and his crew are called?
  • 10 – How long does it take for the Death Lilies to regenerate their toxin sacks?
  • 11 – What did Mom call the acolytes?
  • 12 – What does Avry see on Major Granvil's tent?
  • 13 – Who is Noelle's little shadow?
  • 14 – What does Danny find to help Onion?
  • 15 – What is the noose?
  • 16 – Which acolytes attempted to kidnap Avry?
  • 17 – Why will teaching Thea's squads be difficult for Avry?
  • 18 – What does the Peace Lily in Vyg spit up?
  • 19 – What does Liv call Avry?
  • 20 – What is the name of Ursan's squad?


CONTEST #6: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading TOUCH OF POWER

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What is the name of the little girl Avry heals?
  • 2 – What does Belen call Loren and Quain?
  • 3 – What is Belen's nickname?
  • 4 – What happens if an unmarried woman fails Estrid's purity test?
  • 5 – Besides Prince Ryne and King Zavier, who else occupies one of Tohon's glass coffins?
  • 6 – What is the name of Mom's Inn?
  • 7 – How many scarves can Avry juggle?
  • 8 – What color are Flea's eyes?
  • 9 – How did Kerrick get the scars on his neck?
  • 10 – According to Sepp, what does a Death Lily smell like?
  • 11 – What is Avry's stiletto made of?
  • 12 – What is Kerrick's brother's name?
  • 13 – What realm did Belen and Kerrick meet Quain and Loren?
  • 14 – Who gave Flea his name?
  • 15 – Who was Avry's healer mentor?
  • 16 – Approximately how many people died from the plague?
  • 17 – Where does Avry hear news about her sister?
  • 18 – What is Jael's magical ability?
  • 19 – What are Tohon's special soldiers?
  • 20 – What is the name of the stuff that eats through metal?


CONTEST #7: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading OUTSIDE IN

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What is the name of Trella's new cleaning troll?
  • 2 – Who is Bubba Boom?
  • 3 – What are the names of the Outsiders?
  • 4 – What does Logan give Trella?
  • 5 – How does the Committee keep track of Trella?
  • 6 – What does ISF stand for?
  • 7 – Who is in charge of Maintenance?
  • 8 – Whose appendix bursts?
  • 9 – What is Logan's newest gadget?
  • 10 – What is the nickname for ISF?
  • 11 – What does Trella find at the top of the Expanse?
  • 12 – What do the Outsiders want?
  • 13 – What was the Big Shake?
  • 14 – Who saves Trella from the fire?
  • 15 – Who is Jacy conspiring with?
  • 16 – How many Bubble Monsters are there?
  • 17 – What is the current population of Insiders?
  • 18 – The explosion damaged the power plant and what other critical system?
  • 19 – Near the end, how does Trella and her friends get to the Outsiders?
  • 20 – Is Doctor Lamont really Trella's birth mother?


CONTEST #8: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading SPY GLASS

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What are Kade's parents' names?
  • 2 – What is the name of the Inn Opal stays in Fulgor?
  • 3 – What does SMU stand for?
  • 4 – What are the two things that help guards catch criminals?
  • 5 – What does Valek bring when he visit's Opal's house?
  • 6 – Who is Ian?
  • 7 – What did Opal's mother do when Opal arrived only a few days before the wedding?
  • 8 – what does CO stand for?
  • 9 – What is the name of Finn's horse?
  • 10 – What do the Helper Guild members wear to show they're members?
  • 11 – How tall is the waterfall Finn takes Opal to see?
  • 12 – When dressed for the wedding, what is pinned to Kade's lapel?
  • 13 – Who is Tori?
  • 14 – What are Pazia's brothers' names?
  • 15 – How many times did the "murderess," Rhea Jewelrose stab her husband?
  • 16 – What can be put into food to make a person sick to their stomach's?
  • 17 – what shape did the "midnight napkin folder" make for the tables for Mara's wedding?
  • 18 – Who is the warden of Wirral?
  • 19 – what is Quinn's father's name?
  • 20 – What did the symbol's on Opal's switchblade mean?


CONTEST #9: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading INSIDE OUT!

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What is Broken Man's real name?
  • 2 – What rank is Karla Trava?
  • 3 – Which system does Riley monitor?
  • 4 – Finish this sentence: "No one recycles..."
  • 5 – What is the name of the man kill-zapped by Karla Trava?
  • 6 – How many children does each Care Mother raise?
  • 7 – What's Trella's birth week?
  • 8 – How old is Riley in weeks?
  • 9 – What is the small cleaning troll's nickname?
  • 10 – What do you turn to get the outside in?
  • 11 – What is Outside?
  • 12 – Where does Broken Man hide?
  • 13 – What does RATSS stand for?
  • 14 – When a scrub is recycled, where are he sent?
  • 15 – Who are the last two Tech Nos?
  • 16 – What is Trella's nickname?
  • 17 – What does Broken Man need in order to access the computer files?
  • 18 – What is Riley's father's name?
  • 19 – What does Pop Cops stand for?
  • 20 – What is the name of Trella's resistance fighters?
  • Extra Credit – What is Riley's brother's name? (a correct answer is not required to win :)


CONTEST #10: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading SEA GLASS!

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – How many kilns are in Gressa's factory?
  • 2 - What does the Bloodrose family harvest?
  • 3 – What is the name of the owner of the horse farm where Moonlight and Quartz stayed?
  • 4 – What does Mara and Leif announce near the end of the book?
  • 5 – What are the titles of the two books Fisk gives Opal?
  • 6 - What is Pazia's father's name?
  • 7 - What did Ox use to disarm Janco?
  • 8 – What is the name of the inn Opal and Janco stay in Ognap?
  • 9 – What is Janco's nickname for the Magician's Keep?
  • 10 – What is the name of Walsh's brother"?
  • 11 – What do the new Stormdance glassmakers use to make the orbs?
  • 12 – What does Kade want to teach Opal?
  • 13 - What is the name of Helen's mother?
  • 14 - Name one of the two glass statues Skippy buys from Helen.
  • 15 – What does D-I-D stand for?
  • 16 - What are the names of the two guards in Fulgor who become friends with Opal?
  • 17 – What is the name of Professor Dax Greenblade's class?
  • 18 - Who saves Zitora's life?
  • 19 – What is Skippy's real name?
  • 20 – Who does Opal work self-defense techniques with when she trained at the Keep?


CONTEST #11: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading STORM GLASS!

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What is Blue Eye's real name?
  • 2 - Name the three Stormdance Glassmakers.
  • 3 – Who is the new Weapons Master at the Keep?
  • 4 – What is Zitora's horse's name?
  • 5 – What is the sand recipe for the Stormdancer's glass orbs?
  • 6 - How many kilns does Opal's family own?
  • 7 - What is the Thunder Valley's Captain's name?
  • 8 – How many sisters does Ulrick have?
  • 9 – What does Heli like to collect?
  • 10 – What is the name of the horse Ulrick "borrowed"?
  • 11 – What is the Vasko mine famous for?
  • 12 – Who warns Fisk that Opal and Pazia were followed to his headquarters?
  • 13 - What is the name of the man rescued by Kade and Opal?
  • 14 - What does Opal compare Ulrick to when talking with her father?
  • 15 – What are the Stable Master's special treats called?
  • 16 - Why is Yelena in Fulgor?
  • 17 – What does Pazia send after Opal, Ulrick and Mara?
  • 18 - How does Opal, Yelena and Leif get to the gypsum crystal cave?
  • 19 – what happened to the leader of the Storm Thieves?
  • 20 – What is Kade's sister's name?


CONTEST #12: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading FIRE STUDY!

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – Name one of the three paintings in Leif's Keep room.
  • 2 - Who is Chestnut?
  • 3 – What is Chestnut's job for his clan?
  • 4 – What is the name of the Booruby Inn Yelena and her friends stay at?
  • 5 – Who runs the inn named in question #4?
  • 6 - What are the names of Porter's two students?
  • 7 - Which direction did Ferde and Cahil go in the Daviian Plateau?
  • 8 – What is Maren's new rank?
  • 9 – What does Yelena's mother give her for calling the necklace snakes?
  • 10 – What are Opal's parents names?
  • 11 – Why did the Commander send Valek to Sitia?
  • 12 – What is the reward for Yelena's capture in Sitia?
  • 13 - What is Bavol Zaltana's daughter's name?
  • 14 - What does Moon Man do so the group doesn't get lost in the cave?
  • 15 – Who was the very first Story Weaver?
  • 16 - Kiki compares Cahil (aka Peppermint Man) to what?
  • 17 – What is Yelena's cover name when she goes south to rescue the hostages?
  • 18 - Which of Opal's glass animals in the store window would Leif purchase?
  • 19 – How many Warpers are imprisoned in glass?
  • 20 – What is the source of magic?


CONTEST #13: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading MAGIC STUDY!

Contest Questions:

  • 1 – What is Nutty’s full name?
  • 2 - What is Kiki’s name for Valek?
  • 3 – Finish this dialogue. “Trouble will get you in chains. Treason will get you____.”
  • 4 – What are the Sandseed Magicians called?
  • 5 – Who are the four Master Magicians?
  • 6 - What mythical creature represents Second Magician?
  • 7 - What is the beggar boy’s name?
  • 8 – Who are Bain Bloodgood’s students?
  • 9 – What is Kiki’s name for Irys?
  • 10 – What is Tula and Opal’s older sister’s name?
  • 11 – What does Yelena give her mother at the Magician’s Keep?
  • 12 – What is Ferde short for?
  • 13 - What is Cahil’s horse’s name?
  • 14 - What color robes are the Sandseed Elders wearing?
  • 15 – What animals did Valek carve for Ari and Janco?
  • 16 - Where does Curare come from?
  • 17 – How many clans are in Sitia?
  • 18 - How does Yelena wear her hair for the New Beginnings feast?
  • 19 – What two colors are in Fern’s famous Illiais print?
  • 20 – What are the names of the five student levels at the Keep?


CONTEST #14: Answer the following 20 questions correctly and WIN a Signed Book Plate/Label. Just e-mail me the answers and your mailing address, and I will send you the book plate/label (Free! There is NO charage for shipping). All answers can be found by reading POISON STUDY!

Contest Questions:

  • 1 - Which poison smells like Rosewood?
  • 2 - What is the name of the lake in Military District 5?
  • 3 - Who was the only person to escape from the Commander's dungeon?
  • 4 - Who is Nix really working for?
  • 5 - What does Mogkan tell Yelena about when he had "rescued" her?
  • 6 - What is the name of General Brazell's guard (the one who chases her in the castle)?
  • 7 - What are Rand's guesses about Yelena's fire festival event?
  • 8 - What do the symbols on Yelena's switchblade mean?
  • 9 - What is the real name for Butterfly's Dust?
  • 10 - What are the four tastes that mint will mask?
  • 11 - What is the largest leaf in the Snake Forest?
  • 12 - What happened to Rand's mother?
  • 13 - What weapon does Valek use to save Yelena at the fire festival?
  • 14 - What is General Tesso's daughter's name?
  • 15 - What is Irys's sister's name?
  • 16 - What is the name of the tree that Yelena climbs in the Snake Forest?
  • 17 - What is Ari's full name?
  • 18 - What is the name of Valek's associate, the one who helps Tentil start a new life?
  • 19 - Which leg is Rand's bad one?
  • 20 - There are three General's brandies mentioned. Which Generals and what is his brandy?

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