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. Christin
    December 2, 2012 at 9:13 am (9 years ago)

    I’d want to be Alice from Alice in Wonderlands, just beacuse it would be great to flee from reality for a while and enjoy a pretty colourful fantasy world 🙂

  2. Hannah
    December 2, 2012 at 7:32 am (9 years ago)

    Either Elizabeth Bennet or Margaret Hale…so I could snog Mr. Darcy or Mr. Thornton!

  3. aleisha judge
    December 2, 2012 at 5:05 am (9 years ago)

    if i could be any book charicter for a day i would be kate from die for me by amy plum. i love kates heart. she is brave and selfless and never gives up. i admire her and want to be like her. plus she has the kindest, bravest, hottest and most amazing boyfriend in the world.

  4. Sarah Jane Palo (@Sarahbotbonkers)
    December 2, 2012 at 4:46 am (9 years ago)

    I would love to be Hermione just so I could hang out with Harry and Ron. Being a witch for a day would totally be awesome. Thanks so much for participating in the YASH! 🙂

  5. Shalena (WQ) (@writerquirk)
    December 2, 2012 at 4:18 am (9 years ago)

    I would want to be Lily from the Hourglass series because she is awesome, because of her ability (never lose my keys again!) and because of Kaleb!

  6. Anubha
    December 2, 2012 at 3:07 am (9 years ago)

    only two are coming up in my mind right now:
    1. i would love to be Lizzie from Pride and Prejudice why? well i would love to have some time in that era and also some time with Mr. Darcy

    2. Hermione Jean Granger from Harry Potter because i want to enjoy being a wizard and all her adventures in Hogwarts

  7. Tammy Campau
    December 2, 2012 at 1:44 am (9 years ago)

    I would be Max from the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson just because I’ve always thought it would be super cool to fly! She’s got some other cool abilities as well such has heightened senses, strength, etc. Hopefully, no Erasers would be after me though 🙂

  8. Donya
    December 2, 2012 at 1:37 am (9 years ago)

    Love these contests thanks

  9. Sarah Kalaitzidis
    December 2, 2012 at 1:14 am (9 years ago)

    If I had to choose it would be a girl from a werewolf novel because I love my sexy werewolf men hehehehe!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  10. Stephanie Grant
    December 2, 2012 at 12:14 am (9 years ago)

    If I could be any character for a day I would be Alice from Alice in Wonderland by Louis Caroll because I just think it would be such a wonderful adventure (minus the Queen of Hearts) 🙂

  11. eli yanti
    December 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi Amalie,

    I would like to be megan chase from iron king, she is really great

  12. Tiffaney Rice
    December 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm (9 years ago)

    Thanks for being part of YASH, its been so much fun

  13. Aydrea
    December 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm (9 years ago)

    Such a hard question, definitely someone badass!

  14. Aman
    December 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm (9 years ago)

    Cat from Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. She hunts rogue/evil vampires, it would be so exciting to be her for a day, and also I’d get to be with Bones. Yum!

  15. Jaime G.
    December 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm (9 years ago)

    Harry Potter, because who wouldn’t want to be a wizard at Hogwarts?

  16. Samantha Pollari
    December 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to be Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series. First of all her character is pretty kick ass if I do say so myself and the second and most important reason would be so that I could have steamy times with Dimitri

  17. Noelle Walker
    December 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Ooooh! Probably Kelsey from Tiger’s Curse! *swoon*
    My second choice would be Lena from Delirium, because,well, Alex

  18. Katherine Beaulieu
    December 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm (9 years ago)

    I’d want to be Kelsey from Tiger’s Curse. She got to go to India AND have Ren by her side the whole time. *Sigh* so jealous.

  19. gabb
    December 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm (9 years ago)

    If I could be anyone I think I would be Anita Blake from the Anita Blake Vampire Series.

  20. Fifi
    December 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm (9 years ago)

    I would be Kate from Until I die because I’ve always wanted to live in France. I think it would be fun to sit at cafes and read. Also, the revenants seem awesome and I want to meet them!

  21. Elena
    December 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to be any character from Scott Westerfeld’s Midnighter Series. The idea that the there is a 25th hour in the day that only some people can see and live in with a whole set of sinister creatures is AMAZING!!

  22. Chandra @ Unabridged Bookshelf
    December 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm (9 years ago)

    I would have to say Hermione from Harry Potter, because who does want to go to Hogwarts even if it is only for one day!

  23. Lisa Stafko
    December 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to be Diana from A Discovery of Witches for one day. What a complex character

  24. Megan
    December 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to be Rose Hathaway from The Vampire Academy. She’s just a complete badass and plus she’s got Dimitri!!

  25. Laura
    December 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to be Kelsey from the tiger`s curse series. I really love her, her sarcasm and appreciation for live. Also, I need to say so, I love Ren and Kishan. I couldn`t choose if I was here. But she is also a kickass when she wants and the world she is in it`s amazing! I really liked to be here.

  26. Katharina F
    December 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm (9 years ago)

    I would be Katy,cause I love her feisty character and…Damon of course! 😉

  27. Merisha A
    December 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm (9 years ago)

    kelsey from Tiger’s Destiny

  28. Jennifer
    December 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm (9 years ago)

    I would be… I can’t choose. All the characters in the books I read lead fun, exciting lives! Argh. Harry Potter sounds awesome though. Maybe Harry 😉

  29. Mary McCormick
    December 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm (9 years ago)

    Ive been obsessed with Myrnin from the morganville vampire. Theres 13 books and hes in 11 of them. Hes so cool and crazy and wierd but fantastic. Go Team myrnin + Claire!!!

  30. Brooke
    December 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm (9 years ago)

    I would be Clary from TMI. I just want to experience what it’s like to be a Shadow Hunter (and to be with Jace! LOL). bhwrn1@hotmail.com

  31. Caroline Barnett
    December 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm (9 years ago)

    If I could be any character, it would so be Katy from Obsidian. Me want Daemon <3

  32. Sunny
    December 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm (9 years ago)

    Maybe Mia from Princess Diaries for Michael and although Katniss has been through SO much, I would love to feel her strength. But there are so many choices 🙂

    Also, all the words are in blue so I don’t see the number. 3 or 49?

  33. Hannah McCormick
    December 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm (9 years ago)

    I would be Fire from Fire by Kristin Cashore because she is smart, strong and awesome!

  34. Ivie
    December 1, 2012 at 11:36 am (9 years ago)

    Hermoine from Harry Potter. She’s smart, grounded, and is have muggle have witch. Plus, how cool is it that you can do magic all day!

  35. rabbitsfortea
    December 1, 2012 at 10:20 am (9 years ago)

    Thanks so much for the personal giveaway <3

    If I could be any character, it would definitely be Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Blood. So kickass and awesome.

  36. Kimberly B.
    December 1, 2012 at 1:35 am (9 years ago)

    I would choose to be Amelia Peabody from Elizabeth Peters’ mystery series. I would love to see the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings, have the opportunity to meet Howard Carter and Flinders Petrie, to command the respect of others in a time when not all women could, and to have a challenging and sexy husband who respects my intellect. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  37. bibliophileprincess
    December 1, 2012 at 1:19 am (9 years ago)

    OMYGOSH!!!!! What a hard decision! I just finished Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, so I think it would be nice to be Aria and be able to detect faint sounds and I would LOVE to have her voice!

  38. briana
    December 1, 2012 at 12:42 am (9 years ago)

    I would love to be Kami Glass from Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan because she is very eccentric and has no problem speaking her mind, and I wouldn’t mind having a friend to talk to in my head whenever I needed a boost.

  39. Rima
    November 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Hermione from the Harry Potter series, or really any female that goes to Hogwarts, coz I mean who wouldn’t want to attend Hogwarts?!

  40. Nour
    November 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm (9 years ago)

    The character that immediately popped into my head was Katniss from The Hunger Games because I’ve always wanted to try archery and I admire her strength.

  41. Jessica @ The Midnight Bookworm
    November 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm (9 years ago)

    I’d be Cammie Gallagher from Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series because she’s a spy & I feel like that’d be super fun!

  42. Dreams
    November 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm (9 years ago)

    If I could be any character from any book, I’d want to be Sydney from the Bloodlines series. Because who wouldn’t want to kiss Adrian?

  43. Cali Willette
    November 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh and I forgot my friend follows you by: (Facebook: Jeanne Parilla Willette) and (Twitter: @JeanneWillette)

  44. Cali Willette
    November 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm (9 years ago)

    Thank you for the giveaway! If I had to choose one character to be I would choose Kelesy from Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck. 🙂

  45. Mercedes
    November 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm (9 years ago)

    Hmm.. I’m torn between being Harry Potter and Maggie from the Significance series. HP ´doesn’t need an explanation and Maggie, I’d love to have Caleb as my significant. 😉

  46. bmwyatt
    November 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm (9 years ago)

    If I could be any character for a day I’d be…. oh dear this is tough! I think I’d be Abby from Beautiful Disaster. 🙂

  47. Carie
    November 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm (9 years ago)

    I’d be Violet from The Body Finder because I have a huge crush on Jay (of course the finding of dead things would be a negative…but, oh well, Jay’s worth it 🙂

  48. Kaitlyn
    November 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm (9 years ago)

    Katy from the Lux series! She’s a book blogger 😀 Plus her boyfriend is Daemon Black <3

  49. Booklovin
    November 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm (9 years ago)

    That’s a really difficult questions. There are so many to choose from. Hmm.. maybe Taylor from Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I’d love to spend a day at Jellicoe and meet all her amazing friends. And Jonah of course.

  50. Lori
    November 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm (9 years ago)

    I’d probably want to be Ginny from the Harry Potter series. Then I could experience Hogwarts and my little crush on Harry would be totally okay!

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