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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 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 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are eight contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GREEN TEAM–but there is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, a teal team, a blue team, a purple team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

Green Team 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.

YASH 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 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 April 3rd at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


I’m thrilled to host Stacy Clafin for YASH!
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Author Stacy Claflin entertains readers in a variety of genres, from paranormal to suspense to sweet contemporary romance. She has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, and as a child would often get into trouble trying to convince friends her wild tales were true. Now she puts her creativity to better use by writing page-turning books that leave readers begging for more.
Stacy’s Website

Stacy’s the author of

What if your whole life was a lie?

Alexis Ferguson wasn’t blessed with social graces, but the ambitious over-achiever has used her book smarts to get her where she is today. It’s too bad that everything she knows is wrong.
After meeting a gorgeous stranger on a blind date, Alexis feels like she’s known him her entire life. Suddenly, dark long-forgotten memories swirl in her mind. She realizes she’s powerful, stunningly beautiful, and marked for death. As she faces the one who ordered her execution years ago, Alexis must learn her strange new powers and trust in unlikely allies to keep herself alive.

DECEPTION is the first installment in the Transformed Series, a paranormal romantic suspense series that features gripping supernatural drama, surprising twists, dynamic characters, page-turning suspense, heart-pounding action, and angsty romance.
buy the book here.

And Now Here’s an Exclusive Character Interview of Alexis from DECEPTION

Hi, Alexis. Thanks for joining us today.
Thanks for inviting me. I always appreciate the chance to get away from my life for a while.

Your life gets to be a bit much for you?
It sure does. I can’t wait to get away from my family and this small town. It’s suffocating.

What bothers you the most about your family?
My parents blatantly favor my little sister. They throw it in my face all the time and even though I’m a calm and rational person, I have a growing anger inside of me. I find myself getting closer and closer to losing my self-control.

Do you know why your parents favor your sister over you?
Natalie is my mom’s mini-me. She’s beautiful, popular, and one of the stars of our school volleyball team. My friends and I have a hard time understanding it. I’m the one who gets straight A’s in my honors-only classes and I win all kinds of academic awards. I even went to the White House after winning a national science contest and I’m the first junior to be president of the honors club in our school. She hits a ball and is the family hero. They don’t care about any of my academic achievements, they just tell me that I should be more like her.

You sound like every parent’s dream. Do you think there are deeper reasons for the favoritism?
I have reasons to believe that I was adopted, but my parents deny it with a passion. There are undeniable facts that point to me being adopted and they still refuse to admit that I was adopted.
There are no pictures of me before I was three and they have the lamest excuse for that. They have all of Natalie’s pictures and I wasn’t in any of those before I turned three, either. Have you ever heard of parents not taking any pictures of their children together? Something is definitely up.

It sounds like it! I hear that strange things are happening to you and around you. Is that true?
Is it ever! I’ve been trying to ignore the fact that I seem to be the cause of most of them. The last thing that I need is more drama in my life. I just want to focus on keeping my grades up so that I can get into an Ivy League college. Maybe if I ignore all of the strange things going on, they’ll go away.

Do you really believe that?
I suppose not, but one can hope. If I keep myself busy then at least I don’t have to think about it.

Do you have any love interests?
No, no, and no. It drives my friends crazy that I am so disinterested in boys, but I see no reason to get all worked up over them. They would only distract me from my school work.
One friend has actually set me up on a blind date with her cousin for the upcoming Homecoming dance. She has this crazy idea that we’re going to hit it off. She says that he’s gorgeous and that she can dress me up so much that all the girls will be jealous of me. I’ll believe that when I see it.

That sound like it will be interesting! Is there anything else that you’d like to share before we close?
If you could find a way to get the crows to stop following me and chasing me, I would appreciate that! They’re really creepy and ever since I read that they’ve been known to represent death, I’ve been freaking out.

I wish I could help you with that. Maybe your blind date can help you with them. Hang in there! Thanks for joining us today.
My pleasure. I’ll see you in Deception!

And thank you Stacy for the character interview!

Okay YASH Hunters. Before you leave be sure to Get Your Numbers!
Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by Stacy, and me, Janet Lee Carey, and many more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 77 since it’s double the luck. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the GREEN 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 click on and check out the next author! Marilyn Peake

MY BONUS GIVEAWAY FOR you YASHers! Win signed copies of all three books in the Wilde Island Trilogy.

Dragon Trilogy

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7 comments on “YA SCAVENGER HUNT

  1. Thanks for doing these giveaways! I really hope I win copies of your books, because I love anything to do with dragons!

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