Winter 2012 YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-annual event is the brainchild of fantastic young adult author Colleen Houck. I am on the red team. The Scavenger Hunt gives you access to exclusive content from each author as well as our “favorite” numbers. (You’ll find mine below.) Add up our numbers, and you can enter to win the RED TEAM‘s grand 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! I am a part of the  RED TEAM–but there is also a blue team. You can play one scavenger hunt or both! Each team is offering ONE SIGNED BOOK FROM EACH AUTHOR ON THE TEAM as the prize.

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.

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SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE ENTRY

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Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number in the text below and highlighted it in RED. 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!).
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Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the entry form (click here) to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify. Winner will be chosen by a random drawing from all correct entries received.

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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.
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Hello YA Scavenger Hunters!
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I’m Nancy Holder, the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Saga, cowritten with Debbie Viguie. Debbie and I have written *3* young adult dark fantasy series together. I also write novels and episode guidebooks based on different TV shows and “universes,” including Teen Wolf, Angel, Hellboy, Hulk, Smallivlle, and my new book, Buffy: the Making of a Slayer. I also write and edit comic books and graphic novels, and I teach at the University of Southern Maine (even though I live in San Diego.) I also write urban fantasy for the GothicScapes imprint. My new young adult novel, Hot Blooded, will come out in December.
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I am very excited to be hosting Rae Hachton on my website for the Winter 2012 YA Scavenger Hunt! Rae Hachton is the author of the Pretty in Black series—a Gothic Fantasy Romance for Young Adults. Her new and forthcoming standalone title, Frankie’s Monster releases February 14, 2013.
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Visit Rae’s website or find her on on Goodreads for more details.
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~ EXCLUSIVE CONTENT FROM RAE ~

 Hey Guys! This is Rae Hachton here! Isn’t this YA Scavenger Hunt fun? The fabulous Nancy Holder is hosting me! How awesome is that?!

Stop by my blog to access exclusive content (hint: the password is xombie). There are several chances to win a prize from me, in addition to the signed copy of Raven in the Grave (Pretty in Black #3), which I am giving away during this Hunt.

Here’s what I have up for grabs:

  • Prize During the Hunt: Raven in the Grave (Pretty in Black #3)
  • Prize For Just Being Awesome and Participating in the Hunt: A Chance to Win a Pretty in Black Swag assortment pack.
  • Exclusive Content From: Frankie’s Monster, my new and forthcoming release, available on February 14, 2013! *Make sure you Find the Password, though, so you can access the “Sekrit” page!*
  • Sekrit Page Access: On the Sekrit Page, you will have a chance to enter to win an e-copy of Frankie’s Monster!

Additional Chances to Win a Signed Book/Swag:

There are 3 different book giveaways happening on Goodreads Giveaways. You have a chance to enter to win a Signed Copy of Frankie’s Monster, a Signed Copy of Black Satin (Pretty in Black #2) and another shot at scoring a Signed Copy of Raven in the Grave (Pretty in Black #3). So if you haven’t entered that giveaway yet, you can do so directly from my blog. So Head on Over!!

FRANKIE’S MONSTER Book Description:

A xombie spends his time quietly alone in the attic, longing to feel alive again. It’s only after he meets Francesca that his music box heart begins to beat. He saves her from the gang that tries to hurt her, but not long after, he falls for her. Strangely, she has an attraction for this anthropomorphic boy with the clock-work heart, too. But she knows their love won’t be forever, the way Johnny has intended for it to. She’s human, and well…he’s not. He gives her his heart. And she breaks it. She breaks him. And now he wants it back. He wants her heart.

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And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Rae Hachton, and more! To enter, you need to find my favorite number in the text above. Hint: It’s highlighted in *RED*. Add up all the favorite numbers from the authors on the Red Team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

CONTINUE THE HUNT

Keep the hunt going. Next author stop:

VICTORIA STRAUSS

 

5 Responses to “Winter 2012 YA Scavenger Hunt”

  1. Amina Black says:

    Hello,
    I just wanted to tell you that I am so happy that you are also hosting this scavenger hunt and that I love your books. 🙂

  2. It’s great to see so many authors participating in this scavenger hunt, most people are probably in for the prizes, but I also love discovering all these new authors. 🙂

  3. Naomi H says:

    Thanx for being in the YASH again Nancy!! I can’t wait for Hot Blooded…. Unleashed was left wide open… I want to know what happens next!!

  4. Nancy Holder says:

    Thanks, guys! I really appreciate the kind words. Good luck to all of you and please stay in touch!

  5. Nancy Holder says:

    Whoa, the time here is way off! It’s just before noon PST!