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 e-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 until April 5th.
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are multiple contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the purple team–but there are also other teams where you have 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.
YASH Is Over!
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 purple team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
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 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
Shannon A. Thompson is a young adult author, avid reader, and a habitual chatterbox.
As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat, Bogart, named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Her other two cats bring her coffee. Between writing and befriending cats, Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, and her work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies. Represented by Katelyn Uplinger at D4EO Literary Agency, Thompson is the best-selling author of the Timely Death trilogy and the Bad Bloods series. When she is not writing, she is climbing rooftops, baking cookies, or watching KDramas in the middle of the night, often done with her cats by her side.
Visit her blog for writers and readers at www.ShannonAThompson.com.
Fourteen-year-old Violet has been called many things: a bad blood, a survivor, an immortal…now she has a new name—citizen. But adjusting to a lawful life is not easy, especially when she must live under the rule of the same officers who justified the killings of her flock only eight months earlier.
Segregation of bad bloods and humans is still in effect, and rebellious Violet steps into a school where she is not allowed. When the police get involved, things deteriorate quickly, sparking a new revolution at the wall separating the Highlands from the outskirts.
That’s when Caleb steps in. He might appear to be an average sixteen-year-old bad blood, but he has secrets, and Violet is determined to figure them out. Caleb knows who’s attacking the wall and why, but his true identity remains a mystery—and how he relates to Violet could shake the threatened city to its very core.
Together or not, a storm will form, a rally will start, and shocking truths will be revealed.
Here’s a message from Shannon and an exclusive link to her content:
My exclusive content is a Pinterest mood board for Bad Bloods: July Thunder & July Lightning. (Click image to see the full board!)
It includes character inspiration for Caleb, Kuthan, Violet, and more.
And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Shannon A. Thompson, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 44. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the purple 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 Tricia Copeland, the next author!
To reward those staying home to stop the spread of COVID-19 in their communities, I’m offering the first e-book in my vampire and mermaid urban fantasy series for free from March 31st through April 4th only! Amazon downloads only, available internationally.
Want a couple of free novelettes? Everyone is welcome to a free copy of JOSIE’S COAT, my standalone YA romantic sci-fi:
iBooks – Google Play – Amazon – Kobo – Barnes & Noble – Prolific Works
And to TRESSES & ERUBESCENCE, the prequel to my Blood, Bloom, & Water series:
Amazon – ProlificWorks – Barnes & Noble – Kobo – iBooks – Google Play
ENTER MY INDIE BOOKSTORE GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!
Before you go, consider entering my own mini Rafflecopter giveaway! Because of small businesses struggling with the impact of COVID-19, I’m offering a $25 gift card to the indie bookstore of your choice! (Chosen bookstore must offer online purchase of gift cards. No store is sponsoring or affiliated with this giveaway.) If there are no indie bookstores you can think of, let me suggest one or we can discuss your other options if you’re the winner.