Fall 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt

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Welcome to the insane book circus that is the YA Scavenger Hunt! For those new to the fun-fest that is YASH, this tri-annual event was first organized by the fabulous Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to bonus material from their favorite authors … and a chance to win some awesome prizes!

So for those of you who don’t know me, I’m the author of several books, including the Amazon best-seller BLOODSPELL; The AQUARATHI Series from Harlequin Teen – WATERFELLOCEANBORN, and SEAMONSTER; as well as THE ALMOST GIRLTHE FALLEN PRINCE, and the Spring 2014 Kids’ Indie Next Pick ALPHA GODDESS from Sky Pony Press.

If you came here looking for my bonus material, an excerpt from THE ALMOST GIRL, you’ll have to keep hunting!

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 signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours — until noon PST on Sunday October 4th!

Check out the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there are also BLUE, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE, TEAL, PURPLE, & PINK teams (each with 20 authors) for a chance to win a whole different set of signed 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 homepage.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: In my post, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number in RED somewhere. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on each team, and then add them up.

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.

ARE YOU GUYS READY?!?!

I am super-thrilled to be hosting the lovely ANGELA MYRON for this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Angela MyronAbout Angela:

Angela Myron lives in Southern California with her husband and their twins. Her first book, Ennara and the Fallen Druid, won a silver medal at the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for best pre-teen ebook and was selected this summer as a Magical Read by Nickelodeon on Wattpad.

About Ennara and the Book of Shadows:

EnnaraWhen strange accidents start happening around thirteen year-old necromancer Ennara and her friends, she must search for the mysterious stolen artifacts causing the attacks while learning the highest form of magic—the spells that could prevent the fruition of a terrible prophecy.

Find out more information about this exciting book by checking out Angela’s website!

 

 

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

I think I’ll talk about one of the settings in my book, Ennara and the Book of Shadows: the Telling Room.

I got the idea of the Telling Room one day while driving with my husband and kids to Grandma’s house, and listening to NPR. There was an interview with Michael Paterniti about his book The Telling Room. He told the interviewer about the Spanish village of Guzman, where ancient caves were used to store harvests and wine. Families built a room above them, where they would gather to tell stories, secrets, and history, and they called the rooms el contador, or the Telling Rooms.

I thought, a cave full of wine and cheese, where you gather in the darkness, lamps lit, to share secrets, tell ghost stories? The idea gripped me and didn’t let go. That’s where the idea of Professor Branwen’s Telling Room came. Hers is a comfier version, and at the top of a tower in Gadlan’s citadel, is far removed from a cave, but still, I’m enraptured by that story of the caves and wine. I’m certain I’ll revisit el contador sometime.

Here’s some photos and artwork that inspired Professor Branwen’s Telling Room:

Inside Disneyland’s secret Cinderella suite:

Secret Cinderella Suite

Image that inspired the island of Galdlan and the Druid Academy there: (I’m looking for the artist–got it from deviantart, but can’t find him. Sorry artist!)

galdlan

HOW COOL ARE THOSE?! Be sure to click on the links to Angela’s website to find out how you can get your hands on your very own copy of Ennara and the Book of Shadows.

Anyway, now I want to spend THIRTEEN hours sleeping or writing in that suite.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Angela Myron, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is hidden somewhere in this post (hint: scroll up a bit – it’s in red). Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize! Also keep in mind that most of the authors are doing their own giveaways so there are many chances to win cool stuff.

While you’re here with me, be sure to enter the personal contest I’m hosting below for an awesome prize pack! Contest is international.

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CONTINUE THE HUNT

If you’re ready to move on, click HERE to head over to the next author in the hunt — TERI HARMAN! Good luck!!

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226 Comments on Fall 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt

  1. Katherina Vo
    October 4, 2015 at 10:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Definitely in bed where I’m all nice and snug in a blanket 🙂

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  2. bhavneetkaurbhatoa
    October 4, 2015 at 10:03 pm (2 years ago)

    It really depends. With an ebook you can read anywhere, however with a real book I prefer my bed or this one specific couch.

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  3. Elin
    October 4, 2015 at 4:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I like to read in my bed.

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  4. Cindy
    October 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I like to read in my room, on my bed, at the dining table (to eat and read ^-^), or on the sofa. Or wherever I deem comfortable at the moment. 🙂

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  5. Jennifer Svoboda
    October 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm (2 years ago)

    In my bed, before I go to sleep. Which can be problematic if I can’t put the book down (happens often) or if the book is really intense it can bleed into my dreams!!

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  6. Fantasy Angel
    October 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is on the couch or on a chair with a blanket….

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  7. Allana Lopez
    October 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I love to read on my bed or under a tree in the grass(unless it’s 100 degrees outside because Texas)

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  8. readwritelove28
    October 4, 2015 at 11:22 am (2 years ago)

    I enjoy reading anywhere and everywhere! 🙂

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  9. Jenna Kilgore
    October 4, 2015 at 8:54 am (2 years ago)

    In my comfy bed surrounded by my pillows and blankets, or in the peace and quiet of the local library surrounded by other books.

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  10. jamnesreen
    October 4, 2015 at 8:43 am (2 years ago)

    This is weird and dangerous but I like to read in the comfort room, while sitting in the toilet bowl. i know, I know…. Hahahaha!

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  11. Christina Getrost
    October 4, 2015 at 8:12 am (2 years ago)

    On my couch on a sunny day, with the sun warm over my shoulder and my cat curled up in my lap (more likely she is curled up on the back of the couch behind my neck, because she’s a sunbeam hog).

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  12. Aubrey
    October 4, 2015 at 6:43 am (2 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is on my bed, but I also like reading where there’s warm lighting and comfy seating, in a peaceful place. We have a sitting room that has these things, and a window that looks out over gorgeous trees which are part of the woods behind our house 🙂 (It’s even better if it’s raining outside!) But then, I also enjoy reading on the water at my grandparent’s lake house.

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  13. Bex
    October 4, 2015 at 3:58 am (2 years ago)

    Anywhere will do but my couch gets most of the reading action. It’s got easy access to the good pillows for lumbar support and a table for my coffee and it’s super comfy!

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  14. ginger betty
    October 4, 2015 at 3:50 am (2 years ago)

    everywhere, but i suppose my bed is the cumfyest safest place:)

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  15. rachelpatrick93
    October 4, 2015 at 2:37 am (2 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is my bed! It’s just so nice and comfortable, and people are less likely to bother me there, which is a plus. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  16. Barb Gordon
    October 4, 2015 at 2:12 am (2 years ago)

    my favorite place to read is my bed, but i do the most reading at work.

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  17. Mimi
    October 4, 2015 at 12:43 am (2 years ago)

    Favourite place to read is on the stairs…..pretty odd, but I’ve always felt comfortable there:p

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  18. adrianna
    October 4, 2015 at 12:08 am (2 years ago)

    somewhere cozy with a mug of something hot and calming. obviously quiet too so i can actually read.:)

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  19. Alisha Sienkiel
    October 3, 2015 at 9:42 pm (2 years ago)

    I like to read in bed

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  20. Alex U.
    October 3, 2015 at 9:27 pm (2 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is in my room

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  21. Kenia
    October 3, 2015 at 9:22 pm (2 years ago)

    My favorite place to read would be in my room in peace and quiet.

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  22. April
    October 3, 2015 at 9:14 pm (2 years ago)

    bed! 🙂

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  23. Ann S
    October 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s a tie between the couch and my bed.

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  24. Kellani
    October 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm (2 years ago)

    I like to read in bed. Or under it :3

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  25. Jessica
    October 3, 2015 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Everywhere!

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