YA Scavenger Hunt — Join the Adventure!

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter them both! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a blue team, which give you a chance to win a completely different set of twenty-five signed books!

All you have to do is add up the clues and enter the winning code for your chance to win the grand prize contest–one lucky winner will receive a signed book from each author on The Hunt from The Red Team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) starts on April 4th at noon (PST), and ends on Sunday, April 7th at noon!

This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to find exciting new authors, gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and get a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Visit the official YA Scavenger Hunt page to learn more about The Hunt, view links to the participating authors, and the list of prizes!

Solve the Puzzle

Directions: I’ve listed my favorite number below. Collect the favorite numbers from all of the authors on the red team, add them up, and discover the winning number (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!). Go to the go to the entry form and enter the winning number to submit your official entry. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Contest Rules: Open internationally. Anyone under 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 7th at noon Pacific Time. Entries submitted without the correct number, without contact information, or after the deadline will not be considered. The winner will be chosen at random from the qualified entries for each team.

Meet the Author: Lea Nolan

Today, I am hosting Lea Nolan on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Lea Nolan writes the kinds of stories she sought as a teen—smart paranormals with bright heroines, crazy-hot heroes, diabolical plot twists, plus a dose of magic, a draft of romance, and a sprinkle of history. She’s holds degrees in history and women’s studies concentrating in public policy and has worked in  health care policy for nearly twenty years. She lives in Maryland with her heroically supportive husband and three clever children. Her debut YA novel, CONJURE, is the first book one in The Hoodoo Apprentice Series.

Find out more information by checking out Lea’s website or find more about CONJURE here!

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CONJURE by Lea Nolan

Be careful what you search for…Emma Guthrie expects this summer to be like any other in the South Carolina Lowcountry–hot and steamy with plenty of beach time alongside her best friend and secret crush, Cooper Beaumont, and Emma’s ever-present twin brother, Jack. But then a mysterious eighteenth-century message in a bottle surfaces, revealing a hidden pirate bounty. Lured by the adventure, the trio discovers the treasure and unwittingly unleashes an ancient Gullah curse that attacks Jack with the wicked flesh-eating Creep and promises to steal Cooper’s soul on his approaching sixteenth birthday. But when a strange girl appears bent on revenge, demon dogs become a threat, and Jack turns into a walking skeleton, Emma has no choice but to learn hoodoo magic to undo the hex, all before summer—and her friends—are lost forever.

Check out Lea’s special content for The YA Scavenger Hunt and read this short excerpt from CONJURE’s deleted chapter.

I sprinkle the powder over the glowing chips. The herb mixture ignites as it hits the hot charcoal, spitting and crackling like tiny beads of gunpowder. A cloud of gray-green smoke billows up from the center of the pan.

The sky darkens as the clouds shift and converge, blocking out the sun.

Miss Delia thrusts Jack’s baseball cap at me. “Quick, fish out your brother’s hair and add it to the pan.”

I tug the jet-black strand from the inside of the brim. It’s straight and coarse, almost like a strand of wire, and way thicker than mine. Definitely Jack’s. As I toss it onto the coals, Miss Delia grasps my hand and chants, “As dawn breaks night, and heat melts ice, turn back this curse and restore Jack’s life.”

A blast of wind barrels across the backyard, whipping the rear of the house and rattling the windows. A ghostly moan surrounds the bottle tree.

A flash bursts in the pan, and a fireball leaps into the air, blowing the powdered mixture all over the kitchen and us. A split second later, the flames collapse on themselves, retracting back into the pan with a loud sucking sound that smothers all the heat. Even the charcoal has stopped glowing.

Miss Delia starts, then leans toward the quiet pan, holding her hand above the coals that blazed just a second ago. Her eyes are fixed in stunned confusion. I lift my hand and hold it next to hers. There’s no residual heat. It’s completely cool. Miss Delia pokes a tentative finger at a charcoal chip. It disintegrates into a heap of ash.

Suddenly a loud and ferocious bark booms from outside Miss Delia’s kitchen window. Deep and gravelly, it’s almost more of a roar than a bark. The yowl repeats, brutal in its persistence, filling my stomach with dread. I spring off my stool and race to the window to see what’s outside.

A giant black dog with long, glossy fur and electric yellow eyes stands in the middle of Miss Delia’s herb garden, howling its enormous head off. It’s at least as big as a pony, but I’m sure it’s a dog.

Some kind of crazy-eyed, half-Newfoundland, half-Doberman beast.


Remember to enter the Red Team’s contest for your chance to win a bunch of signed books–including books by me, Lea Nolan, Suzanne Lazear and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 31. Once you’ve collected all of the Red Team’s favorite numbers, add them together and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Continue your quest to complete the hunt and visit Suzanne Lazear! But before you go, here’s…

~Your Extra Chance to Win~
a Copy of Futuredaze

futuredaze-cover-hi-res2In addition to the YA Scavenger Hunt contest, I’m also running my own contest. Enter here to win a signed copy of FUTUREDAZE. The entry with the most points wins! If there is a tie, those contestants will be entered into a random drawing to determine the winner. This contest is open internationally. If you are under 18 years old, please be sure to get your parent’s permission to enter.

How to get your points (one point per item, 4 total):

NOTE: If you already follow or like any of these pages on Twitter or Facebook, give yourself a point since you can’t “like” me twice…even though I wish you could. 🙂

Thanks for participating. The Scavenger Hunt and my extra contest are both closed now.

About Erin Underwood

BIO: Erin Underwood is the senior event content producer for MIT Technology Review’s emerging technology events. On the side, she reads, writes, and edits SF.
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96 Responses to YA Scavenger Hunt — Join the Adventure!

  1. hi! Thanks for the chance to win this!

    Liked on FB +1
    follow on Twitter +1
    comment +1

  2. Mary H says:

    twitter: @knoxdiver
    Facebook: Mary Hinson
    will submit my entry as soon as all blog posts are live
    Total: 4 points!
    Thanks for being part of this YASH and for doing an extra giveaway!

  3. ruthsic says:

    Thanks for the extra giveaway!
    Twitter: @Ruthsic
    facebook: Krutula Nair
    will post for YASH
    Total: 4 points

  4. bookbetch says:

    This giveaway and hunt is amazing. I am obsessed with all the exclusives and giveaways! Twitter: jw08k, Facebook: Jordan White, this comment, and YASH = 4 points!

  5. Gaby says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Liked on FB +1 (Gaby Navarro)
    follow on Twitter +1 (@GabyLafara)
    comment +1
    submitted entry for YASH +1
    Total: 4 points

  6. Megan Robertson says:

    4 points for me! Twitter: RippedLibrarian Facebook: Megan Robertson

  7. Jacqueline says:

    Great giveaway!!!

    Liked on Twitter + 1
    Liked on Facebook +1
    YASH entered +1
    Commented +1
    Total: 4 points! 🙂

  8. jennifer says:

    Liked on Twitter + 1
    Liked on Facebook +1
    YASH entered +1
    Commented +1
    Total: 4 points!

  9. jennifer says:

    facebook jennifer flores
    twitter @sakuralight12

  10. Sallie Mazzur says:

    Hi! 3 points for me, facebook, this comment, and entering the scavenger hunt! Thank you 🙂

  11. Amazing Giveaway!! =D
    Entering YASH +1
    Commenting +1
    Total=2 points

  12. Amanda Webb says:

    4 points total – @awac4ever

    Facebook – 1 pt
    Twitter – 1 pt
    Comment – 1 pt
    Entering S.H. – 1 pt

    Thanks for participating! 🙂

  13. gabby amorelli says:

    4 Points.
    facebook, Twitter, Comment, and Submitting entry for allover contest.

  14. maudreviews says:

    Twitter: @MaudGrefte
    Facebook: Maud Grefte
    so Facebook + Twitter + submitting + comment = 4 points 🙂

  15. Kim says:

    I liked you on Facebook … I followed you on Twitter … I’m leaving you a comment … and you wanted me to tell you how many points I should be awarded? I think infinity +1 would be enough. I don’t think that one could be beat!!! : ) Thanks for doing the Scavenger Hunt. It has been fun!

  16. Twitter follower @booksbysteph. Like on FaceBook, Stephanie Ziegler. And my comment is – Thank you!

  17. pliterario says:

    Thank you for the extra giveaway!!

    Twitter: @PPecegueiro
    facebook: Pedacinho Literário
    will post for YASH
    Commented on the blog
    Total: 4 points

  18. Katherina says:

    Followed on twitter and left a comment! 😀

  19. Camila Lorusso says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Twitter: @Libroslibelula
    Facebook: Camii Lorusso
    will post for Yash
    Commented on the bolg

    Total : 4 points

  20. Kassie says:

    Thanks for your awesome giveaway!

    Twitter @kassie22
    Posted for YASH (Yay!)

  21. tobemelanie says:

    Twitter, Facebook, Comment and will be entering YASH when I finish tonight so 4 points!

  22. Rima says:

    Thanks for this giveaway!
    Twitter (@rima1166), Facebook (Rima Hamze), comment and YASH = 4 points!

  23. Rabiah says:

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    +1 Facebook: Rabiah Rowther
    +1 YASH entry
    +1 Comment 🙂

  24. Jesselle says:

    Hi! Thanks for the awesome opportunity to win! 🙂

    +1 Facebook (Jesselle H. Villegas)
    +1 Twitter (@_jhvillegas)
    +1 YASH entry
    +1 Comment

    Total: 4 points

  25. Mary Shoemaker says:

    Thank you for being apart of the YA Scavenger Hunt and the giveaway.
    Twitter: @rajkumari378
    Facebook: Mary Shoemaker
    YASH entry

    Total=4 points

  26. Ali Byars says:

    4 points please
    twitter: @love2dazzle
    facebook: ali b
    yash entry

    Thank you

    email: dazzledbybooks(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. Liked on FB
    followed on twitter
    entering SH
    yash entry



  28. Thank you for your participation and additional giveaway!

    4 Point I did all the above! ;0)

  29. nishka says:

    3 points 🙂 Thanx fr the giveaway 🙂

  30. mrsmonnandez says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and for being part of YASH!

    4 points for me, please:
    Liked on FB (C D-H)
    Followed on Twitter (@mrsmonnandez)
    Entering YASH
    Commenting here

  31. Megan Ma says:

    Thank you for being part of the scavenger hunt and for the giveaway!
    Followed on Twitter (@readergirl12345) =1
    Liked on Facebook (Megan Ma) =1
    YASH entry =1
    Commenting on blog post =1
    4 points total

  32. Mary Perez says:

    Hi! 🙂
    Thanks so much for participating in the hunt and doing a giveaway!

    1. Followed on Twitter (Mz_Uniiksta).
    2. Liked Underwords Blog on Facebook (Mary Perez).
    3. Submited entry to the YA Scavenger Hunt.
    4. Commented here. 🙂

  33. Veronika says:

    4 points!
    – followed on twitter: twveronika
    -liked on FB: Tw Veronika
    -YASH entry
    -commented 🙂

  34. Ashfa says:

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

    +1 Liked on FB: Cricket Purists NZ
    +1 Followed on Twitter: @TopsyTurvy_Ash
    +1 Submitted entry to the YA Scavenger Hunt.
    +1 Commented.

    = 4 points.

  35. Frida says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Followed on Twitter + 1 (@Loveliciouzz)
    Liked on Facebook +1 (Frida Petersson)
    YASH entry +1
    Commented +1

    Total: 4 points.

  36. Thanks for the chance.
    Follow on twitter @natcleary +1
    FB as Natalie Cleary +1
    Entry into the YASH (will be done once Ive every number) +1
    Commented +1

    Total = 4

    natcleary at gmail dot com

  37. Katherine says:

    twitter: @katie89
    Facebook: Katie89
    YASH entry
    Total: 4 points!
    Thanks for being part of this YA scavenger Hunt and for doing an extra giveaway! I always find great new books and authors whilst participating

  38. Chantelle Ip says:

    Twitter: @Readingfordays
    YASH (once I find all the numbers)
    Commented (obviously haha)
    Total: 3

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s a lot of fun haha 🙂

  39. Lea says:

    I entered in the YASH, and I commented:
    Thank you for the YASH and the giveaway!

  40. Laura says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Twitter: @lagrimasofperla
    Facebook: Laura Lagrimas de perla
    Commented 🙂
    Total: 3
    (will submit my entrie to the YASH later)

  41. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
    Liked on Facebook +1 (Alyssa Llanes)
    Followed on Twitter +1 (@operativealyssa)
    Commented +1
    Submitted entry for #YASH +1
    Total: 4 points

  42. Rebecka says:

    Awesome giveaway!
    I liked you on FB (Rebecka Jakobsson)
    Followed on Twitter (@JakobssonR)
    Submitted entry for YASH
    Thats 4 points, right? 😉

  43. @cooltonya says:

    4 points! thanks for the giveaway

  44. Alaiel Kreuz says:

    Facebook – 1 pt
    Twitter – 1 pt
    Comment – 1 pt
    Entering S.H. – 1 pt
    Total: 4 points 😀

    Thanks for being part of YASH!

  45. Facebook = 1 pt
    Twitter = 1 pt
    Comment = 1 pt
    Entering YASH = 1 pt
    Total: 4 points!!
    Thanks for hosting a giveaway and being part of YASH!

  46. mel says:

    3 points

    Thank you for the chance to win!
    twitter @msaching
    entering yash

  47. Kristia says:

    +1 Followed on Twitter @MiltiadouK
    +1 Liked Underwords Blog on Facebook as Kristia Miltiadou
    +1 Will Submit my entry as soon as I finish with my calculator lol
    +1 comment
    4 points, thank you 🙂

  48. Lis Carcamo says:

    4 points!
    facebook: lis carcamo
    twitter: @NoxInvictus7
    YASH entered!

  49. Caya says:

    Hello !
    FB Gwenola Hamelin
    Twitter alphabetisecaya
    a comment and YASH netered, so that’s 4 point !
    Thanks for the contest.

  50. MaríaT says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    +1 Facebook Danny Martin
    +1 Twitter @lahuespedfans
    +1 comment +1 YASH
    Total: 4

  51. Liked on Facebook: Christelle Annette
    Entered YASH
    Total: 3

    Thanks for participating in YASH! Awesome giveaway! 😀

  52. Sandi says:

    Liked on Facebook, followed on Twitter, entered YASH and here I am commenting!
    Total: 4

  53. PamM says:

    liked on FB
    follow on twitter
    entered YASH
    4 points

  54. Marie-Michel says:

    Thanks for being part of the hunt.

    – I liked on FB
    -I follow on twitter
    -I entered YASH

    = 4 points

  55. Birgitte says:

    Liked on facebook + 1
    Followed on Twitter +1
    Will enter YASH as soon as I finish finding all the favorite numbers + 1
    Commenting + 1

    = 4 points 🙂

  56. Liked on Facebook
    Followed on Twitter
    entered YASH
    4 points

  57. Not entering the contest, but thank you so much for being part of the spring YASH! <3

  58. paigebradish says:

    +1 Twitter: @Reads4Comfort
    +1 Facebook: Paige Bradish
    +1 Completed Entry For Red Team (I will when I get all the numbers)
    +1 Comment 🙂

  59. Beth says:

    1. Liked you on FB: Beth Rivard
    2. This Comment!
    3. Entry for red team
    3 points!

  60. !) liked on FB (ashley snyder)
    2) Commented here
    3) entered red team
    4) followerd on twitter!! (@ryansnyder93)

  61. Tiffaney Rice says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    +1 Facebook: Tiffaney Rice
    +1 Twitter: tiffany_rice
    +1 comment

  62. Thanks for the hunt!
    FB, YA entry, post= 3 points

  63. Thanks for the giveaway!
    +1 Facebook Like (Monica Gutierrez)
    +1 Twitter Follower (@monica254)
    +1 YASH Submission
    +1 Comment
    4 TOTAL

  64. Heather says:

    +1 YASH submission
    +1 comment
    2 TOTAL

  65. Rachel says:

    I liked, followed, and am entering the Scavenger hunt shortly! So, 4 points.

  66. Natasha says:

    +1 Facebook Like as Natasha Donohoo
    +1 YASH submission
    +1 comment
    So 3 points.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. 3 POINTS for me!

    Liked you in FB via Kristoffer Von Peralta
    Followed you in Twitter via @mrbookwonder

  68. Annabelle H says:

    Awesome giveaway! Just this one entry!

  69. shauna says:

    4 points
    +1 twitter @jbsmunky
    +1 FB Shauna Olen Buck
    +1 entring contest
    +1 comment


  70. Melissa Robles says:

    4 points!!
    Facebook like: Melissa Robles
    Twitter follow: @MeliRobles
    Entry contest


  71. Deanna says:

    4 points!

    Twitter: @phisigdeanna
    Facebook: Deanna Babcock


  72. 4 points!!

    Facebook: Sarah Kalaitzidis
    Twitter: @red_tigergirl2
    Submitted my entry to red!

  73. Olivia den Dulk says:

    Facebook: 1 pt ( Olivia den Dulk)
    Will enter for YASH: 1pt
    Commented: 1 pt

    Total: 3 points
    Thanks for the giveaway and being part of YASH!

  74. Sweety says:

    Total = 4 points 🙂
    +1 Facebook : Rose Lennart
    +1 Twitter : @sweetyindia
    +1 Entered in YASH
    +1 Commented

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!


  75. Anastasia says:

    Amazing giveaway! 🙂
    Facebook: Anastasia Gkaitatzi
    Twitter: @AnastasiaGkaita
    Entered in YASH
    Commented! 🙂
    4 points!

  76. Francesca Duong says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Facebook: Francesca Duong
    Twitter: @FrancescaDuong9
    Entered in the YASH
    Commented 🙂
    4 Points total!!

  77. Armando Read says:

    ¡Thanks for the Exclusive Content! *-*

    And sure, thanks for the giveaway
    Facebook: Armando Read
    Twitter: @ReadingIamHappy
    Entered in the YASH: Armando Read


  78. Brittany Ashby says:

    Twitter: @brittany_bee112
    Facebook: Brittany Ashby
    I entered YASH
    And a comment = 4 points 🙂

  79. Rachel says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂
    twitter: @heyrunawaynow
    facebook: Rachel Kessler
    I will submit my form as soon as I am finished!
    I commented.. I feel that is redundant, but whatever 😀
    Total: 4 points

  80. kassiah says:

    3 points for me: liked you on facebook, submitting my entry for YASH as soon as I finish here, and left a comment 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kassiah @SwoonyBoys

  81. Arlene says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! 3 points for me: twitter @whatsherface02, red team entry, and blog comment =]

  82. 1 x twitter – @NomisPP
    1 x facebook – Naomi Hop
    1 x YASH entry
    1 x comment
    total = 4

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and being a part of the YASH!!

  83. Dubreucq Laetitia says:

    Hello! Thanks so much for this giveaway and being part of the YASH!
    So here it is:
    1 Twitter: @Laetienglandono
    1 Facebook- Laetitia Dubreucq
    1 YASH entry
    1 Comment
    = 4 points
    Thanks so much! Have a good day!

  84. KateB says:

    Twitter: @pnrkate
    FB: Kate Bell
    +1 for YASH entry
    +1 for coment

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love these scavenger hunts. I find so much about authors that I loved already and a few authors I’m less familiar with. It’s fantastic.

  85. Jocelyn Rish says:

    I’m excited to have learned about Conjure. I recently made a short film about hoodoo that I filmed in a Charleston graveyard, so I’m always on the lookout for stories about Gullah magic. Sign me up for three entries (twitter, YASH entry, and comment). Thanks for being a part of the hunt!

  86. Stina says:

    Twitter: @Mythical_Word
    FB: Mythical Word

  87. Monica A. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Twitter: MaRebollar74
    Facebook: Monica Aguilar
    4 points total 🙂

  88. JennH says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
    +1 commenting

  89. 1110cg says:

    I have two points 🙂

  90. Total 4pts

    +1 Followed via Twitter – @Pback_Princess
    +1 “Liked” Facebook page – Angelica Joy (FB Username)
    +1 Submitted my #YASH entry
    +1 Commenting

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway! Looking forward to reading FutureDaze 😀

  91. Cassandra says:

    I followed you on Twitter (@cassiebt93), liked the blog on Facebook (Cassandra Tennison), and submitted my YASH entry! 4 points total! Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. tizzypotts says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I liked on facebook, followed on twitter, entered the YASH and commented, giving me 4 points. Thanks a lot!

  93. Shubhi says:

    Facebook- Shubhi Singh (1 point)
    Twitter- @Shubhzi_Singh (1 point)
    Submitted entry for the red team (1 point)
    Commented (1 point)

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