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 TEAL TEAM--but there is also a RED, BLUE, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE, PURPLE, SILVER, & PINK for a chance to win a whole different set of 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 I've hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the teal 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 3, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
Today, I'm hosting Ilsa J. Bick on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! She doesn't come with just ONE cover, but two for our viewing pleasure.
Ilsa J. Bick is a child psychiatrist, film scholar, former Air Force major, and an award-winning, best-selling author of dozens of short stories and novels, including the critically acclaimed ASHES Trilogy, DROWNING INSTINCT, and, most recently, The Dark Passages series: WHITE SPACE (long-listed for the Stoker) and THE DICKENS MIRROR. Currently, she lives on a mountain in Alabama with several furry creatures and her husband. On occasion, she even feeds them. Follow her—as well as the cats, the backyard, assorted wildlife, Friday’s Cocktails, and Sunday’s Cakes—on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@ilsajbick); or www.ilsajbick.com.
Emma Lindsay has problems: a head full of metal, no parents, and all those times when she blinks away, dropping into other lives so ghostly and surreal it’s as if the story of her life bleeds into theirs. Then she writes “White Space,” a story about these kids stranded in a spooky house during a blizzard, only to discover that her story is virtually identical to a novel all about characters who jump off pages into other stories. Thing is, she’s never seen that manuscript. No one has. The book was never published because Frank McDermott, Wisconsin’s Most Famous Crazy Dead Writer, was blown to smithereens years ago before he could complete the novel. Since then the manuscript, SATAN’S SKIN, has been locked away in a vault to which no one has access.
Which means she’s *blinked* into the head of the dead guy? Or has she tripped into the nightmare of her own story?
Because now Emma is trapped in a bizarre, fog-shrouded valley with other kids who have their own dark secrets and strange abilities. Together, they must discover why they’ve been brought to this place–a world between the lines where parallel realities are created and destroyed and nightmares are written–before someone pens their end.
Check out the cover reveal of Satan's Skin, a recently re-discovered manuscript by Frank McDermott, Wisconsin's Most Famous Crazy Dead Writer.
This book is featured within WHITE SPACE, and the blurb alone has me salivating for more. How about you?
Thank you, Ilsa, for sharing with me, and thank you, YASH, for being awesome!
Now, don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Ilsa Bick, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is listed above, in bold and italics (I'm not going to totally give this away. That would be too easy!). Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the TEAL team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Melanie McFarlane's site is awesome, so enjoy your visit!
BONUS to the BONUS MATERIAL
Since I'm in such a giving mood, I've decided to add an additional giveaway to this already amazing giveaway. Step 1. Make sure you leave a comment for Ilsa. Step 2. Enter the Rafflecopter. Step 3. Keep being awesome.