YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2018!

3 Apr

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 Responses to “YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2018!”

  1. questingmaid April 3, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

    I love kdramas too!

    And this is not my first YASH. (I can’t tell if my comment before went through. IF so, I’m sorry there are more than one!)

  2. vanessa April 3, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    This is actually my third YASH!! Always a great time and loads of new authors to check out 🙂

    • Shannon A Thompson April 3, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

      I love seeing all the authors, too! Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Tashia Jennings April 3, 2018 at 3:06 pm #

    This is my second time participating! Love it. Thank you for this wonderful chance!

  4. Ashley Rogers April 3, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

    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!

  5. crashleyrogers April 3, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

    I am not sure if my last comment went through…..

    • crashleyrogers April 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

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

      • Shannon A Thompson April 3, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

        Comments went through! Thank for stopping by. Hope you’re having a blast!

  6. Stephanie Reyes April 3, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

    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!

    • Shannon A Thompson April 3, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

      So exciting! I hope you find a bunch of new authors and books you’ll love.

  7. ehutchings April 3, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

    I’ve been participating in YASH for probably 3 years or so. I absolutely love it because it fills up my to-read list.

    • Shannon A Thompson April 3, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

      An awesome reason to participate! I hope you’re enjoying it this spring.

  8. Katy April 3, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

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

  9. Natalie April 3, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

    This is my first time doing YASH and I’m having a lot of fun so far! So many books to add to my TBR @_@

    • Shannon A Thompson April 3, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

      There are so many! I’m glad you’re enjoying it! Thank you for stopping by.

  10. Sherry S April 3, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

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

  11. Shekeilah April 3, 2018 at 8:45 pm #

    This is not my first Scavenger Hunt. I always enjoy them even if I don’t get anything. Lol.

    • Shannon A Thompson April 3, 2018 at 10:09 pm #

      They are so much fun! Glad you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. bn100 April 3, 2018 at 10:25 pm #

    fun hunt

  13. Julie Polinski April 3, 2018 at 11:02 pm #

    This is my first yash. It’s a bit frustrating at times. Otherwise it’s fun.

    • Shannon A Thompson April 4, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

      Welcome to YASH! I hope it gets a bit easier for you today. 🙂 It can be quite the adventure.

  14. Chelsea April 4, 2018 at 9:47 am #

    This is not my first one!

  15. Suz Reads April 4, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

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

  16. Lainey Harding April 4, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    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?

  17. rynlewismetrolibrary April 4, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

    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.

    • Shannon A Thompson April 4, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

      Yay! So exciting! Welcome to YASH. So happy you’re sharing it with your library, too!

  18. Stephanie April 4, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    this isn’t my first one!

  19. Ash C. April 4, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    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!

  20. permajoy April 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

    This is my first hunt and it is fun!

  21. Vickie April 4, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

    It’s my third year doing yash and i love discovering new authors!

  22. Ariana April 4, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

    This is my fouth year doing yash and I absolutely love it! I love to see new books and authors!!!

  23. Alisa Harrison April 4, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

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

  24. adrianna April 5, 2018 at 8:50 am #

    not my first. just started now with this one so we’ll see how it goes…

  25. mintascreations April 5, 2018 at 9:18 am #

    This is my second, I entered the one last yr where you had to find words to make up a story..that one was fun but rough.

  26. Irma Jurejevčič (@IrmaJurejevcic) April 5, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    Hi 🙂 I’m very excited about the hunt. It is my second one. I didn’t have any luck with the first one and I’m hoping to change that. Anyways – it’s a great opportunity to met amazing authors.

  27. Isabel April 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    I have been doing YASH for pretty much as long as it’s been going on!

  28. Bella April 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

    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.

  29. honeybeerosewritings April 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

    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.

    • Shannon A Thompson April 7, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

      You are so sweet! Thank you for checking out Bad Bloods. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. ❤ And good luck on all the raffles!

  30. Penny Olson April 5, 2018 at 9:51 pm #

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

    • honeybeerosewritings April 9, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

      I love the K-dramas & Sailor. Moon too.

  31. Debi April 5, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

    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!

  32. Gurlay Garcia April 6, 2018 at 2:55 am #

    This is my third year to join YASH. I think I joined in 2016 and I’m looking forward to the next YASH.

  33. Tizzy Brown April 6, 2018 at 4:43 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve done YASH a few times before, it’s always great fun. I love all the bonus content.

  34. Angie April 6, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    This is not my first YASH. I’m having an awesome time!

  35. Allegra April 7, 2018 at 2:08 am #

    2nd YASH. So awesome!

  36. Anna April 7, 2018 at 3:36 am #

    I think it is my 6th YASH and I’m loving it 🙂

  37. Cassandra April 7, 2018 at 11:14 am #

    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 –

  38. theresajs April 7, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

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

  39. shannon April 7, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

    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!

  40. Artemis Giote April 7, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

    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!

  41. Harry Brake April 7, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

    I think this is my 4th YASH! I love it! Thanks for participating as well this year!

  42. Monica Rodriguez April 7, 2018 at 8:05 pm #

    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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