Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-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 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 exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to 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 RED TEAM–but there is also a blue 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, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red 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 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 August 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting JOSEPHINE ANGELINI on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Josie graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband. Her first two novels, Starcrossed and Dreamless, are both international bestsellers. Her third book Goddess comes out May 2013.

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about Josie and her newest, GODDESS!


ABOUT GODDESS: After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count.
To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores. For a sneak peak at the first chapter, CLICK HERE. The password to the first chapter of Goddess is – sneakapeek.

And remember to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, JOSEPHINE ANGELINI , and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author,  J.A. SOUDERS

For readers particiapting in the YA SCAVENGER HUNT, I am giving away ARCs to SHADOW ON THE SUN (out March, 2103), third in the Durango series. Enter to win below:

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I’m also giving away five copies of RISING SUN, the e-novella prequel to BLACK HOLE SUN. This ebook original is part of the new HarperTen Impulse line. It will be published Feb. 5th, and I will send five copies of it to readers on that date.

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