Thursday, October 1, 2015

YA Scavenger Hunt

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 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 Huntpage 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 ORANGE TEAMbut there is also a blue team, a red team, a gold team, a green team, a pink team, a purple team and a teal team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed 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.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue 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 October 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting DEIRDRE RIORDAN HALL for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Deirdre Riordan Hall is the author of young adult and new adult fiction. When she's not writing, she's surfing or in pursuit of magic or both. She also has a healthy case of wanderlust, loves salsa, guacamole, and tortilla chips, and dreams about learning to play piano.

Find out more information by checking out Deirdre's website or find more about the SUGAR here!

***EXCLUSIVE CONTENT has been removed. Hunt is over.***

Not a day passes when Sugar isn't reminded that she's too much and yet not enough: from Mama who’s eating herself into an early grave, her brother Skunk whose drunken friends harass her, and everyone at school who treats her as if she’s as desirable as a piece of gum on the underside of a desk.

It's not until Even, tall, handsome, and tousle-haired, appears with a motorcycle and a dream that she begins to discover the confidence buried deep within. His plan will carry them far from the one-star town trapping them both; Sugar in a body she doesn’t want and Even in a place he doesn’t like. Bonding over loss and laughter, their growing friendship pushes out the doubt and fear, and the cookies and cake, threatening to consume her.

Just as Sugar begins to see her beauty—inside and out—, and the world beyond the forgotten corner of the state she inhabits, life becomes too heavy to bear. She must gather all her courage to fight against everything she has known to be true and refuse to settle for worthless.

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And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Kelly Hashway, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 8. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the orange 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 check out the next author MERADETH HOUSTON.


  1. I love the cover on this one. SO classy. I'm seeing this scavenger hunt everywhere already!

  2. It sounds like fun, and Deirdre's book sounds good!

  3. This sounds like a beautiful book. :-)

  4. It sounds beautiful and fun book. Love the cover.

  5. This scavenger hunt is all over! Congrats to DEIRDRE, the book sounds wonderful and cover is great.

  6. I have been wanting to read Sugar since the last YASH!

  7. Love the cover of SUGAR and the first line of the synopsis -- too much and yet not enough ...

  8. Sugar sounds awesome. And so does the scavenger hunt! I love a good game!

  9. I like the plot of Sugar. I like the characters without having met them, which means another book I'd like to read.
    Wish I had time to do the scavenger hunt. Will see.

  10. I read Sugar a few months ago. I loved it. Such a powerfully emotional book.


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