YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2018!

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! 

Hello! I’m Shannon A. Thompson—young adult author, blogger, and poet. Every Saturday, I share writing and publishing tips right here. I also love to talk about books.

Fun fact: I recently found out I’ve been nearsighted my WHOLE life, so this is my first year seeing everything!

About Me!

  • I’m addicted to coffee, KDramas, and Sailor Moon.
  • During the day, I work as a Youth Librarian, but at night, I write stories about monsters and mayhem.
  • I have three cats that I call my little gremlins.
  • I became an aunt this year!
  • On May 12, I will be signing books, talking on panels, and teaching poetry at the LitUp Festival in Independence, Missouri for the Mid-Continent Public Library! Check it out.

I’m on TEAM BLUE this year.

Searching for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching.

Somewhere on this blog hop, you can read a never-before-seen preview of Bad Bloods: October Bone (#5). That’s right. You will get to see a piece of Skeleton and Ameline’s story…and I must warn you, the title has a huge hint as to how dreary their duology will be. You can also enter to win a signed copy of any of my books below. Before you go looking for it, check out the amazing author I’m hosting. (JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE HER NOVEL’S COVER.)

But maybe you need the rules first.

Scavenger Hunt Prize Rules

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden 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 April 8, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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.

Now that we all know the rules, please welcome…

I am super excited to be hosting…

LM Preston!

About LM Preston: Preston was born in Washington, DC. She loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. She has an obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds.

About Insatiable Darkness:

EmVee didn’t know what to think about this new town her father’s passion for boxing lured them. It was an unlikely location for her to pursue her dream of going semi-pro. Just when she started getting used to the school with gorgeous jocks and strange cheerleaders, the depth of the danger her father’s choices dangled them in front of became clear. EmVee hoped Silas and Kayson will be able to help her uncover the mystery identity of the person who is threatening her family. The question is, will she survive to expose the mystery. [Pre-quel, Vigilant Series, Caged Fire Book 1: Coming Fall 2018] Check it out on Amazon!

Exclusive Character Interview:

Q. Welcome to my blog, EmVee! That’s a strange, but catchy name. What does it mean?

A. (Laughs) I guess it is, but my middle name is Emily and my first name is Vida. My mom always calls me Emily since she picked that name for me. I never liked it, so I combined it.

Q. You are rather tall, how old are you?

A. I’m Seventeen, turning 18 this year since I’m a senior in High School.

Q. Do you have a boyfriend?

A. Well, I don’t usually have time to be in a relationship, but this year, I’m falling for a guy. He’s a singer and a football player, did I tell you he is way taller than me?

Q. Did you just move here to Rhode Island?

A. Yes, my father moved us here to open up his first full service MMA gym. My mother is his partner and one of the best trainers in the world. She is training some of the star athletes here.

Q. Have you met any new friends?

A. A few. A girl named Rachel and I are besties. There is this other girl named Megan, I guess I’d call her a frenemy. Seriously though, she’s okay, just strange.

Q. What do you like to do for fun?

A. I go to the gym to train. I was on the path to becoming a semi-pro boxer like my mother. When I’m not there, I like running.

Q. So are you an only child?

A. No, I have a brother just under me in age, and twin brother and sisters that are freshmen.

Q. Well what do you have to say about your new hometown?

A. It’s strange, but has the most beautiful people I’ve seen in my life that wasn’t on TV. I just want to fit in and enjoy my Senior year. Peace out!

Thank you for coming on, LM Preston!

Doesn’t EmVee sound great? I like running, too. The last time I ran was 23 days ago! I suggest running with that information and entering the YASH contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me and many more! Just check out all these awesome titles on the BLUE TEAM!

Need a suggestion to start? Check out Body Parts by Jessica Knapp or Submerge by Tobie Easton! I loved them.

To enter, you need to write down my fav number, and find all the other numbers on the BLUE TEAM, add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Exclusive Giveaway!

Thank you so much for stopping by! While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter bonus contest I am hosting exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt. One lucky reader will win a signed copy of ANY of my books. They will also win signed swag from both of my series. Good luck!

Enter this Rafflecopter for your chance to win.

Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt? Then head on over to visit author Melanie Hooyenga’s page.


66 thoughts on “YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2018!

  1. This is my fourth YASH hunt. Keeping my fingers crossed for the win this year. I always enjoy participating in them regardless. Thank you so much for your generosity!

    1. Well if it didnt this is my fourth time. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win (:! Thank you for your generosity

  2. This isn’t my bad first YASH and I am having a blast. So many new authors I didn’t know about and so many good books to put on my reading list. So grateful my friend invited me to play!

  3. I can’t remember exactly how long I’ve been doing YASH (a couple years?), and I have a blast every time!

  4. This is my first YASH bash and I’m having a blast learning about a lot of great authors & books!

  5. I have done YASH before and love it! I love learning about new books and authors and the great prizes!

  6. I’ve done YASH several times after a friend got me hooked, and I love finding new books and authors. Who doesn’t love a chance to read free books?

  7. First YASH! What a great idea! I’m advertising it in our teen room at the library. Fun to meet everyone and learn so much about the books that cross my desk every day.

  8. This is my first YASH and I am loving it! It is a super fun way to learn about new authors and upcoming book releases. I am so glad I stumbled upon this!

  9. I’m very excited because this is my first YASH. Plus I really enjoy finding new books and authors. Thank you for this opportunity!

  10. No it’s not my first YASH, it’s my second. But I’m having a lot more fun. This time I did it differently. I already entered all my numbers, now I’m going through the personal giveaways and after that, at my leisure, I will be looking at all the books and deciding which ones I want to read! Its a LOT less stressful than last year, because last year it wasn’t broken down into groups which is not only neat and tidy, but it prolonged my anxiety about getting the correct numbers. I was at it for 8+ hours last time, because I was doing it all at once. Now I’m still going, but I’m not stressed because I’m done with the numbers.

  11. Thanks 4 being apart of the giveaway. I read your first book Bad Bloods already. I think my review is there. I loved the book btw. I am enjoying this YASH event. Fall 2017 was my first YASH event.

  12. This is not my first YASH. It is so much fun. I wish there was more time. Thanks for participating.

  13. I’ve been doing the YA Scavenger Hunt for several years. I wish we had more time to do it is my only issue. I like taking my time reading all the bonus content and am always frustrated cause I feel like I have to rush to get everything completed before the contest ends. There have definitely been improvements since it started and I love variety of authors who participate!

  14. Not my first! This is my 6th spring YASH, so I think it’s my 11th overall? I’ve lost count! It’s always a blast 🙂 Thanks for doing a bonus giveaway!
    – @_cassandrareads –

  15. I’ve participated in several of these scavenger hunts!! I love finding new-to-me authors plus the exclusive content authors share with us!!!

  16. i’ve been doing yash for years now. lost count of how many, and i always have a blast, but it’s also a little nerve wracking, cuz i work a ton, so my shcedule is crazy, and YASH is such a short lived event that i have to rush around to get everything done, so a little hectic, but good overall, so glad to do it!

  17. It’s not my first YASH. I’ve participated in several of these scavenger hunts and it’s always a blast!!!!
    Thank you for the bonus giveaway!

  18. I’ve been with YASH since the beginning and LOVE it! I go on the hunt every time and it’s so much fun !

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