Welcome to the fantastic book circus that is the YA Scavenger Hunt! For those new to the fun-fest that is YASH, this bi-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 #1 gothic bestseller BLOODSPELL and the IPPY award winning BLOODCRAFT in my witch/vampire series; WATERFELL, OCEANBORN, and SEAMONSTER in my twist on mermaids series; THE ALMOST GIRL and THE FALLEN PRINCE in my parallel universe science fiction series; and the Spring 2014 Kids’ Indie Next Pick ALPHA GODDESS and DARK GODDESS in my hindu mythology series. I am also the co-author of the steamy historical romance series: the LORDS OF ESSEX and the TARTANS & TITANS series.
If you came here looking for my bonus material, the playlist for ALPHA GODDESS and DARK GODDESS, you’ll have to keep hunting!
This hunt, I am a member of the BLUE team!
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 until noon PST on Sunday October 7th!
Check out the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there are also six other fabulous teams 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, OR IF YOU ARE STUCK, 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 BLUE 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 7TH, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
ARE YOU GUYS READY?!?!
I am so happy to be hosting L.E. DELANO, author of TRAVELER for this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt!
L.E. DeLano is well known as a blogger and autism advocate under her alternate moniker, Ellie DeLano. She comes equipped with a “useless” Theatre degree that has opened doors for her in numerous ways. Though mostly raised in New Mexico, she now lives in Pennsylvania with two adventurous kids and two ridiculous cats. When she’s not writing (which is almost never), she’s binge-watching Netflix and planning road trips.
Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the guy she’s been dreaming about – literally – suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities.
But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles – Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it… This Jessa is going to live.
Find out more information about this exciting book by checking out L.E. DELANO‘s website!
Author’s note: Jessa is a Traveler, who has the ability to step through mirrors into alternate realities, and alternate versions of herself. Upon arrival, she can access her counterpart’s memories—sometimes with surprising results. This scene—the first time Jessa encounters the pirate version of her fellow Traveler, Finn–was rewritten to remove the big surprise, as my editor felt that it complicated the storyline later.
“Jessa? Is something wrong, love?”
I open my mouth and close it again, shaking my head. “You sound kind of…Irish.”
“Well how d’you expect me to sound?” he asks, confused.
“I–I don’t know. I guess the Irish is fine.” Actually, it makes my stomach flutter, is what I really want to say to him, but maybe it’s just the aftermath of that surprise kiss.
I glance around. “Love the ship.”
“Well, I would hope so. It’ll be your home soon enough.”
“But I’m–” I break off as the rest of the memories filter through. In three weeks, I’ll be running away with Finn. He pulled into port four months ago, and told me I was a Traveler. We’d become romantically involved shortly after. And soon we are leaving town, sailing away together.
Because I am pregnant.
Suddenly, entirely too many memories are filling my head, and I step back, putting a little room between us. My hand goes instinctively to my belly.
His eyes show his concern, and he steps forward, placing his hand over mine across my lower stomach.
“Are you all right, love? Is it the babe?”
I look up at him, trying not to panic.
This Jessa’s memories tell me he is happy about this. I–she was terrified to tell him I was pregnant, but he took it amazingly well. After the initial shock, he swung me around, pronounced me “good and caught” and then proceeded to plan our escape. He was already buying toys for our baby, and talking about where we might settle down eventually. It will be a few years before we can come back due to the scandal, but once I’m a married woman with a family, it should clear up. I’ll still be an heiress in my own right, receiving half of my mother’s fortune someday.
But that’s not me. I need to get home. And I need to let him know I’m not who he thinks I am pronto.
“Jessamyn!” A voice is calling loudly from the dock. My father!
WHOA! This makes me want to do THIRTEEN cartwheels!
To read more about TRAVELER or for more information, check out L.E. DELANO‘s website and her BUY THE BOOKS link.
To enter the awesome contest, you need to know that my favorite number is hidden somewhere in this post (hint: scroll up two lines – it’s in blue and it starts with THIR and ends with TEEN). 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!
While you’re here with me, be sure to enter the personal contest I’m hosting below for a chance to win signed books (including both books in the award-winning INDIE NEXT ALPHA GODDESS series). Contest is international!
SIGNED PRIZE PACK INCLUDING HARDCOVERS OF ALPHA GODDESS and DARK GODDESS WITH LOTUS FLOWER CHARM, HENNA TATTOO, AND BOOKMARKS.
YOUR CHOICE OF BOOK FROM BOOK DEPOSITORY (UP TO $20)
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CONTINUE THE HUNT
If you’re ready to move on to the next author in the hunt, click here: SL BEAUMONT!