Welcome to the 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 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 NINE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am on the SILVER TEAM, but there is also a red, blue, gold, green, orange, teal, purple, and pink team, 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 page.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
- Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the SILVER 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 Sunday April 3rd, 2016, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting
for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
A.G. Henley is a contributor to Wicked Ink Books’ 2016 anthology, TICK TOCK: Seven Tales of Time, and the author of the BRILLIANT DARKNESS series. The first book in the series, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award. A.G. is also a clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they’ve had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds. When she’s not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she’s inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
I don’t know about you, but I’d definitely like to hear the stories A.G. can tell! Hop over to her website
to learn more!
Today A.G. is sharing her book The Scourge with us.
Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She’s never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how the shadows shift when she passes under a canopy of trees. She knows how to hide in the cool, damp caves when the Scourge comes. She knows how devious and arrogant the Groundlings’ tree-dwelling neighbors, the Lofties, can be. And she’s always known this day would come—the day she faces the Scourge alone.
Gahhh! Scourge? Caves? Sounds spooky and full of action. I know you’ll want to find out what happens to Fennel, so make sure you click the book cover above to read the preview and pick it up for your Kindle. And it’s available for free checkout on Kindle Unlimited!
For this stop on the blog hunt, you’ll be descending into spooky caves and underground streams, via A.G. Henley’s pinboard of inspiration photos!
I know if I was walking through one of those caves, I’d probably cover my eyes and run away screaming at least 37
Make sure you check it out! One of the neatest things about getting to know your favorite authors is finding out what they see when they put words on the page. We all imagine things differently, so it’s always cool to see what they were thinking about. Of course, part of the magic of story-telling is that it is unique to everyone!
Overwhelmed by all the excitement?
Take a breath. Make sure you’ve written down the secret number hidden on this page. Once you’ve visited all the authors on the SILVER TEAM
, you’ll crack the code to enter the contest for the grand prize!
Even though we’re totally giving away amazing prizes already, I want to thank you for stopping by today and hunting with the silver team! I’m giving away three autographed copies of my book, Phantom Touch!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To continue your quest, you’ll need to grab a flashlight and head into the spooky world of C.K. Dawn!
And let your friends know about the hunt by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, using #YASH to let them know what you’re up to!
Thanks again for stopping by! Since AG Henley’s book is about a blind Groundling, I want to pose a question to you! Which of your senses would you prefer to be enhanced if you lost your sight? I look forward to hearing your answers in the comments!