Welcome to the Winter 2012 YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the super-tastic YA Scavenger Hunt! For those new to the rodeo, 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!

If you came here looking for my bonus material, my fav steamy scene from Bloodcraft (Bloodspell 2), you’ll have to keep hunting! But I’ll give you a hint … the talented author hosting my bonus material lives in the city of love and light (and the setting of Book 2). Wink, wink.

Back to business. 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 December 2nd!

Check out the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO 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 for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five 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: Below 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 December 2nd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


So for those of you who don’t know me, I’m the author of Bloodspell, a novel that dabbles in magic and blood and dark romance. I’m particularly proud to say that Bloodspell was chosen as a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. Anyhoo, enough about me. I’m super excited to introduce you to the author I’m hosting for the Winter Scavenger Hunt! DRUMROLL PLEASE!!

Today, I am thrilled to be hosting the awesome ANNA COLLOMORE for this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt! I’m incredibly jealous that Anna lives in Paris … I used to live there (sigh). It’s still one of my most favorite cities in the world. I lived there for 13 years. Ok fine, four. But it felt like thirteen. Anyway, moving past my envy, let’s focus on ANNA!!

About Anna:
Anna Collomore–a devotee of dairy products, small mammals, and thrift stores–is an author and a former book editor from New York City. Now she lives, writes, and au pairs in Paris.

Anna’s novel is called THE RUINING. Check it out below!

Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. Life is better than she ever imagined. She even finds romance with the boy next door. But all too soon, cracks appear in Annie’s seemingly perfect world. She’s blamed for mistakes she doesn’t remember making. Her bedroom door comes unhinged, and she feels like she’s always being watched. As she struggles to keep up with the demands of her new life, Annie’s fear gives way to frightening hallucinations. Is she tumbling into madness, or is something sinister at play?

Holy crow! Did you guys get goosebumps reading that? I sure did! And how dramatic is this cover? I, for one, cannot wait until this book comes out. February 7, 2013, people. Mark your calendars. In the meantime, find out more information by checking out Anna’s website or find more about getting your very own copy of THE RUINING here!

And now for the moment you all have been waiting for … Anna’s BONUS CONTENT!! Well, seek no more. ENJOY!


~ END OF HUNT ~ Exclusive content removed. Please click the links above for more info on Anna.


WHOA! Wasn’t that fabulous? And it’s not even the “real” ending! I know which book is going on my wishlist – I need to know more about Annie and Owen!

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Anna Collomore, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is hidden somewhere in this post (hint: scroll up a couple paragraphs, it’s in blue). 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.

Thank you so much for visiting my website! While you’re here with me, be sure to enter the personal contest I’m hosting below. Up for grabs (international) is a prize pack including an autographed copy of BLOODSPELL, ARCs of ALTERED by Jennifer Rush, MONSTROUS BEAUTY by Elizabeth Fama, and TIGER LILY by Jodi Lynn Anderson, a Bloodspell triquetra charm, a leather bracelet and any other swag I can stick in the box.


If you’re ready to move on to the next author on the hunt, click HERE to head over to Heather Anastasiu‘s website.

Good luck and have fun!

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107 Comments on Welcome to the Winter 2012 YA Scavenger Hunt!

  1. Brittanie Malone
    November 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm (9 years ago)

    There is no way I could choose!

  2. Sam S.
    November 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to be Katy from the Lux series because she has the attention and heart of the gorgeous Daemon Black <3 Swwooooon

  3. Ashfa
    November 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm (9 years ago)

    If I could be any character, I’d love to be Harry Potter! Sure he goes through too much, but it was exciting and there’s the flying!

    I referred my friend Nuzaifa on Twitter. Her Twitter handle: @nbookaholic. Mine is @TopsyTurvy_Ash

  4. brokebookbank
    November 30, 2012 at 10:17 am (9 years ago)

    I’d like to be Mercy from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. I love her shape-shifting, her strength, and her character. She isn’t the useless damsel in distress!

  5. Nicole@ The More the Merrier
    November 30, 2012 at 9:57 am (9 years ago)

    I would like to be either Alex from the Covenant series. She’s such an amazing character Or Katy from the Lux series (Daemon anyone?)

  6. Tara
    November 30, 2012 at 9:51 am (9 years ago)

    I’m going with Bella from Twilight. Cause she gets everything she wanted a kid her dad still in her life, Jacob and Edward!!!

  7. GreekCI
    November 30, 2012 at 8:04 am (9 years ago)

    I would like to be Tempest from Tempest Rising…I’d love the chance to explore the oceans!

  8. Natalie Cleary
    November 30, 2012 at 7:41 am (9 years ago)

    I would love to be Hermoine from the Harry Potter series simply because she is so smart and isnt afraid of much either 🙂

  9. Karielle Stephanie (@touurnesol)
    November 30, 2012 at 6:40 am (9 years ago)

    I’ve recently been obsessed with Nora Sutherlin from THE ORIGINAL SINNERS… she’s a woman of power, beauty, and intellect, and there’s something so tragic about her too!

  10. Bella
    November 30, 2012 at 2:49 am (9 years ago)

    I would want to be Annabeth from Percy Jackson. She’s smart, she’s pretty, she kills monsters, and she’s Percy’s girlfriend. 🙂 Thanks!

  11. Mary P
    November 30, 2012 at 2:40 am (9 years ago)

    Oh, that’s a tough one! I would love to be heaps, but the most I would really love to be one is Katy from Jennifer L Armentrout’s Lux series. As she’s just like any one of us who loves to read books but she has some pretty kickass friends & has a major HOT guy interested in her! Man what I would give to have Daemon Black… ;P

    Awesome Giveaway by the way! 🙂

  12. Mary H
    November 30, 2012 at 2:23 am (9 years ago)

    Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy. She’s such a realistic character. She loves deeply. She can be vulnerable. She is a great friend. She’s totally loyal. And, oh yeah, she’s a complete bad@$$.

  13. ann
    November 30, 2012 at 2:22 am (9 years ago)

    Thanks for this opportunity of winning these so many awesome books!!

  14. Caila F.
    November 30, 2012 at 1:53 am (9 years ago)

    I would like to be Kylie Galen, from C.C. Hunters’ Shadow Falls series. I really respect and admire her as a character.

  15. Tabitha (@tabbs55)
    November 30, 2012 at 1:24 am (9 years ago)

    I’d pretty much want to be anyone of the female YA girls that is the significant other for my favorite book guys.

    Anna – significant other of Etienne St. Clair (my ultimate obsession)
    Meghan – significant other of Ash (Iron Fey series)

  16. Gaby N
    November 30, 2012 at 12:17 am (9 years ago)

    Hard question!
    Mmm I’d say Aura from the Shade series.

  17. Rachel
    November 29, 2012 at 11:53 pm (9 years ago)

    I would be Suze from The Mediator… I relate to her, and the man she’s got the hots for. Mmmmmm <3

  18. Daniela Hinojos
    November 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm (9 years ago)

    Great Giveaway! I think i will like to be Jane Eyre because she is amazing and gets Rochester, or Clary from TMI because she is so cool and has Jace lol..

  19. Kendra
    November 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to be Cassandra Palmer from the Cassie Palmer series of books by Karen Chance. She gets to travel through time, kick some serious butt, and has to choose between a senior member vamp and a hotter than hot war mage who is part Incubus. BTW, the war mage would win. 😉

  20. Kirsten W
    November 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm (9 years ago)

    Someone from the Harry Potter series. Possibly Tonks, she’s a badass.

  21. Jacklin Updegraft
    November 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm (9 years ago)

    I would totally be whisty from witch and wizard by James Patterson! Such a great book and whisty totally reminds me of me!

  22. Reese's
    November 29, 2012 at 9:49 pm (9 years ago)

    I would be Katy from Obsidian. I get Daemon and I still read all the awesome books I do now!

  23. Alex
    November 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Interesting question. Hard question too but if I could be any character I think it would have to be Hermione Granger or Luna Lovegood. I would love to go to Hogwarts and be a witch!

  24. Kayley F.
    November 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm (9 years ago)

    I wouldn’t want to be a character in a book because I don’t want to be anyone other than myself.


  25. Nicola D
    November 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm (9 years ago)

    Peter Pan, then I’d never have to grow up 🙂

  26. megan
    November 29, 2012 at 9:27 pm (9 years ago)

    thats a hard question, i read so much that i wouldn’t know who to pick, maby Karou from Daughter of Smok and Bone or Sin or Mae from the Demon’s lexicon trillogy…or possibly Betie from Eyes like Stars, there’s to many to pick really. it’s such a hard question.

  27. Evie
    November 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm (9 years ago)

    Anna Oliphant from Anna and the French Kiss. She lives in Paris, has great friends and a cute and sweet boyfriend. Yeah.. she has the perfect life 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Becca Fowler
    November 29, 2012 at 9:20 pm (9 years ago)

    definitely katniss. because, hello?! she is amazing with a bow and second, one word, peeta. lol 🙂

  29. Maida @ Literary Love Affair
    November 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm (9 years ago)

    If I could be any character, I would be…oh gosh…there are so many…but my top 3 are: Rose from VA series, Katy from Lux series and Alex from Covenant series! 😀 Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  30. Vivien
    November 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy….vampires….and…..DIMITRI!!!

  31. ashley
    November 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm (9 years ago)

    I’d have to say I’d want to be Rose from the Vampire academy. I love that to pieces.

  32. PamM
    November 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm (9 years ago)

    Alice from Alice in Zombieland because she kicks butt and Cole

  33. Heather @ Red Headed Bookworm
    November 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm (9 years ago)

    This is a hard question. All the people I would most want to be are strong characters, but then again, they only get that way because of the horrible things they have to go through. So, I’m not so sure. Thanks for participating the hunt! I love them!

  34. Sara Gordon
    November 29, 2012 at 7:35 pm (9 years ago)

    I would want to be Kelsey from Tiger’s Curse series because who wouldn’t want to be with Ren and Kishan. Yum!

  35. Poochylover
    November 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm (9 years ago)

    I would be Dice from Nina Malkin’s Swoon. She totally awesome and has cool powers that I will not elaborate upon for spoilery reasons.

  36. Amina Black
    November 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm (9 years ago)

    Dee from Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout because she is funny, cute and strong at the same time. (^_^)

  37. Lisa R
    November 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm (9 years ago)

    Harry. Potter. No explanation needed. Thanks for the giveaway!! 😀

  38. Jennifer Alston
    November 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm (9 years ago)

    If i could be a character it would Katy from the lux series.

  39. Eva
    November 29, 2012 at 6:19 pm (9 years ago)

    Elizabeth Bennett in P&P — just classic and she gets Mr. Darcy!

  40. junebug_kw
    November 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm (9 years ago)

    This is awesome! Thanks for participating in this awesome hunt!

  41. artsymusingsofabibliophile
    November 29, 2012 at 5:11 pm (9 years ago)

    If I could be any character I wanted, I’d choose to be Dylan Dawson Jr. from Take Me There by Carolee Dean. I just want to experience the life he lives and all the pain her goes through. Seems enchanting somehow.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  42. Cordelia Fitzgerald
    November 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh Amalie! Is there any question? Victoria, of course!! 🙂

  43. Ileana A.
    November 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm (9 years ago)

    I would like to be Rose Hathaway so that way I could kick some strigoi butts!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway! Goodreads fan; Gisele

  44. kyelena2
    November 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm (9 years ago)

    I would be the main character in the book series I am writing. Strong Independent Single mother with a great magical support network 🙂

  45. Alicia
    November 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm (9 years ago)

    This hunt is awesome!!

  46. Kate
    November 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm (9 years ago)

    Forgot to include WHY — I’d be Lucy because Narnia always calls to me (I love mysterious doors into other worlds and I’d love to sail on the Dawn Treader and take tea with Mr. Tumnus), I’d be Luna Lovegood because I’d want to help Harry Potter (and ride a thestral) and I’d be Charlotte because I’d love to travel by sea to faraway places.

  47. Kate
    November 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm (9 years ago)

    If I could be any character, I’d either want to be Charlotte Doyle from The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (I’ve loved that book for years) or Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter Series. Or Lucy, from Chronicles of Narnia! Thanks for the awesome extra giveaway!

  48. Veronika
    November 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm (9 years ago)

    I would like to be Kaylee from the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent, so I could hug Tod for real 😀

  49. Jessica Ring
    November 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm (9 years ago)

    Thats a hard question! Currently I am reading Deborah Harkness Shadow of Night, so I think it would be cool to be Diana, she’s pretty awesome!

  50. Jennifer Murgia
    November 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm (9 years ago)

    What a great contest! So exciting!

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