Welcome to the Fall 2013 YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the super-tastic 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 BLOODSPELL (2011), WATERFELL from Harlequin Teen (October 29, 2013), THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry (January 7, 2014) and ALPHA GODDESS from Sky Pony Press (March 4, 2014). If you came here looking for my bonus material, a yummy teaser from WATERFELL (coming THIS MONTH from Harlequin TEEN), 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 6th!

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image16288022Check out 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 am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team AND for the first time ever–a gold team–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.


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 the blue 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 6th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Shelley_Coriell_HR_Link_PhotoI am super-thrilled to be hosting the awesome SHELLEY CORIELL for this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt!

About ShelleyShelley Coriell is a former newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and restaurant reviewer. These days she writes smart, funny novels for teens and big, edgy romantic suspense. A six-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist, she lives in Arizona with her family and the world’s neediest rescue weimaraner.

WHOA. Shelley has done a ton of really cool stuff AND she’s been a SIX time RWA Golden Heart finalist! I’m kind of in fangirl awe right now. Ok, I’ll try to pull myself together. Shelley’s featured book on this hunt is called GOODBYE, REBEL BLUE.


A girl dies, but her bucket list lives on.

Rebecca Blue is a rebel with an attitude whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a soon-to-be dead girl. Rebel (as she’s known) reluctantly completes the dead girl’s bucket list to prove that choice, not chance controls her future. In doing so, she unexpectedly opens her mind and heart to a world she once shunned, a world of friendships, family, and faith. With a shaken sense of self, she must reevaluate her loner philosophy–particularly when she falls for Nate, the golden boy do-gooder who never looks out for himself.

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


And now for the moment you all have been waiting for … Shelley’s exclusive content … a sneak peek at Rebel Blue’s bucket list! I don’t know about you guys, but after reading that summary, I’m dying to know what she’ll have on there.

The first five items on Rebel Blue’s bucket list:

1. Jump in a taxi and scream, “Follow that car!”
2. Go for a job interview at The Pork Shop and answer all the questions in Pig Latin
3. Drink absinthe in a Paris rathskeller
4. Ride a shopping cart down the candy aisle at Target screaming, “The British are coming! The British are coming!”
5. Surf naked

LOL! Rebel Blue sounds like my kind of girl!! Makes you want to read more about her, doesn’t it? Well, if you’re interested, be sure to click on the links to Shelley’s website to learn more about how you can get your hands on your very own copy of GOODBYE, REBEL BLUE. Anyway, since we’re sharing stuff, I’ve surfed naked thirteen times and drank absinthe in a Parisian bar. Erm, one of those is a lie.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Shelley Coriell 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 blue and it’s about nudity). 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! Also keep in mind that most of the authors are doing their own giveaways so there are many chances to win something unique and special.

While you’re here with me, be sure to enter the personal contest I’m hosting below for an SIGNED ARC of WATERFELL, SIGNED hardcover of newly-released ETERNAL by Kristi Cook AND a coveted hardcover of ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill!
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If you’re ready to move on, click HERE to head over to the next author in the hunt — the super-talented CLAUDIA GRAY!

ONE LAST THING before you go — be sure to check out the WATERFELL MEGA CONTEST I’m hosting all month long for WATERFELL’s upcoming book birthday on October 29th that includes THREE different contests with THREE chances to win an IPAD MINI. Yes, you read that right —> THREE IPAD MINIS can be yours! Want to learn more? Click on the link or pics below.




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79 Comments on Welcome to the Fall 2013 YA Scavenger Hunt!

  1. Chantelle
    October 5, 2013 at 9:25 am (11 years ago)

    I’m the only person in my family who wears glasses. I blame reading haha

  2. mariat0
    October 5, 2013 at 9:15 am (11 years ago)

    I do’t spend a day without reading (at least a few pages)

  3. Babel
    October 5, 2013 at 8:55 am (11 years ago)

    I can’t go a day without having at least one cup of tea 😉 And the only pet I’ve ever had is a guinea pig. I love their pretty faces.

  4. Shelby von Wahl
    October 5, 2013 at 8:38 am (11 years ago)

    a unique thing about me is that im a vegetarian

  5. Hannah
    October 5, 2013 at 7:32 am (11 years ago)

    I have very blonde hair naturally, people always ask me if I dyed it. And I missed year 4 of school to sail around the Atlantic with my family

  6. Dclerck Raiza
    October 5, 2013 at 6:56 am (11 years ago)

    I can move my nose like a rabbit. You know how they wiggle it up and down really fast. That’s me bunnygirl. ah ah

  7. Mary McCormick
    October 5, 2013 at 6:49 am (11 years ago)

    I have extremely wierd colour hair. My dad is gongery gold, and my mum has brown highlighted hair, so ihvave like gingery browny goldern hair. It looks pretty cool as it has loads of natural highlights!
    i also missed a year of school in year 2 and went travelling around the atlantic ocean with my parents and sister in a boat. It was the best year of my life!

  8. Evie
    October 5, 2013 at 5:37 am (11 years ago)

    I used to dye my hair purple and pink.
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  9. Francine Soleil
    October 5, 2013 at 5:25 am (11 years ago)

    erm. my fashion sense? people tend to stare and comment on what I wear. XD

  10. nishka
    October 5, 2013 at 4:41 am (11 years ago)

    i have the best memory 🙂

  11. Kellani
    October 5, 2013 at 2:12 am (11 years ago)

    I’m a freshman music major and I can beat my theory instructor at recognizing key signatures :3

  12. Stacie
    October 5, 2013 at 2:02 am (11 years ago)

    I’m 4′ 10″ and considered a short person.

  13. Carie
    October 5, 2013 at 1:46 am (11 years ago)

    Hmmm…I’m pretty boring… I’ve been to Monaco – maybe that’s unusual?

  14. Brittany Ashby
    October 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm (11 years ago)

    One unique thing about me is that I horde blankets and scarves!

  15. jacklinu22
    October 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm (11 years ago)

    I am a quarter Japanese!

  16. Paola Benavides
    October 4, 2013 at 8:42 pm (11 years ago)

    Hmmm, I can read really fast? Is that unique?!

  17. znoshi
    October 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm (11 years ago)

    Hmm…I have a large nose-which isn’t exactly a GREAT thing, but I’ve learned to love it 🙂

    My name in the raffle is Kierra.

  18. gabby amorelli
    October 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm (11 years ago)

    I can remember people’s conversation from years back. Needless to say it irritates people.

  19. Nettie
    October 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm (11 years ago)

    Unique… well, people seem to find the fact that I enjoy organizing things pretty unique.

  20. Birgitte
    October 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm (11 years ago)

    I speak five languages – though only two of them fluently.

  21. Artemis
    October 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm (11 years ago)

    Something unique thing about me. I think my job. I am midwife.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  22. Kathleen Lotti
    October 4, 2013 at 3:04 pm (11 years ago)

    I love my two dogs

  23. amanda Kay
    October 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm (11 years ago)

    I have trouble hearing when I want to hear something but when i am not paying attention I hear everything. Wish it was the other way around!

  24. karins28
    October 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm (11 years ago)

    While my hands are huge my arms are very thin

  25. Bethany B.
    October 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm (11 years ago)

    Apparently I have a very unique laugh. I’m pretty good at getting others to laugh. And I have a superpower. I can hear the sound of a phone buzzing or ringing when no one else can. 😛

  26. rogier caprino
    October 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m 1/4 native, 1/4 asian, 1/4 black and 1/4 jew. 100% fully me

  27. Nicole S.
    October 4, 2013 at 11:14 am (11 years ago)

    I remember phone numbers after the first time hearing them!

  28. Ashfa Anwer
    October 4, 2013 at 10:27 am (11 years ago)

    My nose makes whistling sounds when it’s about to rain. 😀

  29. Antonia
    October 4, 2013 at 10:23 am (11 years ago)

    When I was younger I was hit by lightning. I am not kidding. 🙂

  30. VeronikaDream
    October 4, 2013 at 2:23 am (11 years ago)

    I have a long hair! When I let it down, it’s brushing my thighs. 🙂

  31. Gaby
    October 4, 2013 at 2:14 am (11 years ago)

    I don’t know if it’s unique but I’m studying japanese, which is hard but pretty cool!

  32. Vahhaba L.
    October 4, 2013 at 12:08 am (11 years ago)

    ermmm… I have this bruise like birthmark on my wrist, it literally changes colour and goes from blue to grey to green

  33. tobemelanie
    October 3, 2013 at 11:21 pm (11 years ago)

    I moved for the first time, graduated high school, got married, and started college in one summer seven years ago.

  34. bn100
    October 3, 2013 at 11:07 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m organized

  35. Justine
    October 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm (11 years ago)

    Oops lol that was supposed to say 23

  36. Justine
    October 3, 2013 at 10:25 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m 2 years told and have had 6 surgeries

  37. Susan T.
    October 3, 2013 at 10:18 pm (11 years ago)

    I am an animal whisperer! They love me and I love them!

  38. Charlotte
    October 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm (11 years ago)

    One unique thing about me is that I can often easily recognize/remember/memorize songs.

  39. Abigail
    October 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm (11 years ago)

    I have strawberry-blonde hair! Everyone calls me a ginger at school 😛

  40. Sarah Chan
    October 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm (11 years ago)

    I had to get heart surgery when I was 2 1/2 years old because I was born with a hole in my heart.

  41. goldenfurpro
    October 3, 2013 at 9:01 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m always wearing colorful knee-high socks and light-up kid’s shoes! XD

  42. Maura
    October 3, 2013 at 8:32 pm (11 years ago)

    My eyes change colour depending on what mood I’m in. They’re naturally hazel, but have been known to turn silver when I’m extremely angry. My best friend saw it happen once (not directed at her) and she said she never wanted to see me that angry ever again!

  43. Allison Tubosa
    October 3, 2013 at 8:09 pm (11 years ago)

    A unique thing about me is that my fingers can pop out without hurting me.

  44. Jennifer L.
    October 3, 2013 at 7:35 pm (11 years ago)

    Umm…one unique thing about me is that I have a birthmark shaped like a heart on leg.

  45. Holly Remsing
    October 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm (11 years ago)

    I like to make costumes and dress up as cartoon/anime and video game characters. I also go to many conventions for anime and japanese culture.

  46. Jordan
    October 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm (11 years ago)

    I have had the HAZMAT team to my house, been the unfortunate person in a bank robbery, and nearly got cyanide poisoning. Other than that I’m pretty lucky.

  47. readingmissfroggy
    October 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm (11 years ago)

    My hair, without dying it or doing something with it I have blond, brown and red hair (which I have donated recently for an organisation who are making wigs for kids that have to go through chemo 🙂 )

  48. bibliophileprincess
    October 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm (11 years ago)

    A unique thing about me is that I’m double-jointed in my fingers!

  49. carla c.
    October 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm (11 years ago)

    My humor! I’ve been told it’s quite unique. I agree. xD

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