Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to EXCLUSIVE content from each author, you also get a numerical clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will ONLY be online for 120 hours--starting at 3pm EST October 3rd and ending Sunday 10/8/17 3PM EST!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are seven contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I'm a part of the GREEN TEAM--but there is also a blue, red, gold, orange, pink, and a purple team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!
<--- This is what you'll win on the GREEN team!!
If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, follow the links to all the authors participating and see the full list of prizes up for grabs at the YA Scavenger Hunt page.
And DON'T WORRY! It sounds complicated, but it's super easy. There's always help! Visit the YASH How to Hunt page for more deets!
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
Here's what to do, how to enter, and how to play!
Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the GREEN team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!).
Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you enter here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
- Open internationally
- Only one entry per person per team
- If you win, you must claim your prize within 48 hours or the prize will be re-drawn
- You must be 16 years or older, or have the permission of a guardian to enter
- Duplicate entries will be deleted
- Anyone who blatantly disregards the rules (i.e. purposefully entering multiple times) will be disqualified. (We understand accidental duplicate entries, but last hunt, some people tried to enter dozens of time. All entries of someone who does this will be disqualified.)
- Direct questions in the comments of this post, or email YASH.Organizer@gmail.com
- You have until October 9th, noon PST to complete the entry form. All entries must be turned in by this time to qualify.
- Only correct entries submitted through the forms above (under ENTRY FORM:) will qualify as an entry.
- No purchase necessary.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
Today, I am hosting the lovely Kimberly Derting on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! According to her bio, Kimberly watches WAY too much TV (don't we all!), orders 20-pound boxes of Nerds gumballs off the Internet, and loves to complain about the rain, even though she lives in Seattle where it rains all of the time! She’s the author of the award-winning the Body Finder series, the Pledge and the Taking trilogies, and her new contemporary romance, Undressed (The Men of West Beach).
Want to know the 2 (TWO...ahem, that's an important number!) things I thought of when I saw the covers in her The Taking Series? Thought you'd never asked! ;)
- When I saw the cover of The Taking, I immediately thought of those beautiful tattoos of dandelions where the puff blows away and turns into birds! I think they're dragonflies on the cover, but still...gorgeous effect!
- And when I saw The Countdown, the first thing I noticed was the bright ball of light that looks so real I can only imagine how awesome it looks on a bookstore shelf. (Scroll down just a teensy bit more to see it yourself!)
Read about Kimberly's book and then read her EXCLUSIVE excerpt below!
In the concluding book in the otherworldly Taking trilogy, Kyra struggles to understand who she is as she races to save the world from complete destruction. Ever since Kyra was abducted by aliens and then returned to earth, she has known there was something different about her. No matter the truth, Kyra is sure of one thing: She just rescued the love of her life, Tyler, and she is not going to stand by and let anyone hurt him or her friends. Whatever it takes, Kyra will do everything in her power to save the world...even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.
Sounds awesome, doesn't it??
THE COUNTDOWN is available everywhere...check out her buy links here!
So here's what you've been waiting for! EXCLUSIVE content from Kimberly herself:
(Three Days After the NSA Attack on Blackwater Ranch)
Somewhere in Northern Colorado
Being an alien, or a Replaced with all alien DNA, or whatever the heck I was supposed to be was giving me a serious complex. Five years ago I was the star pitcher on my high school team, headed for college, loving life. Then I’d been abducted by aliens and ever since coming back just over a month ago, I’d been blindsided by one nasty surprise about myself after another. I’d gone from total hero to utter zero in the (cosmic) blink of an eye.
Thank you, Kimberly!!!
And don't forget to enter the YASH grand prize contest for a chance to win a ton of books by all the authors of this season's YA Scavenger Hunt! To enter, you need to know that my secret number is...
Add up all the secret numbers of the authors on TEAM GREEN and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize! Here's where you enter for your chance at all the prizes!
OH! And to make the hunt a bit more fun, I'm offering my own giveaway! Yep! One lucky winner will receive a paperback copy of Soulmated and a swag pack! Just enter this Rafflecopter below. (Scroll down to read the rules.)
Don't forget to scroll down and continue the hunt!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author ---> DANA MELE
Have fun! And Good Luck!
RULES for Shaila's RAFFLECOPTER Giveaway:
Ends 10/8/17 at 11:59pm EST. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. You must be at least 18 years old to enter or have your parents permission. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and notified by email within 48 after the end of the giveaway. You will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. All decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary based on the number of eligible entries received. If a mailed prize is returned for whatever reason, another winner will be chosen. Shaila Patel and the coordinators of YA Scavenger Hunt are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or misdirected prizes. You can use the Contact page of this website if you have any questions. This giveaway is not affiliated with any social media companies associated with Shaila Patel, Author, or any other entity unless specified. The above prize is sponsored by Shaila Patel, Author and not affiliated with YASH or any of the YASH coordinators.