YASH Fall 2019

1 Oct

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hello! I’m Shannon A. Thompson—YA SFF author, librarian, and neighborhood cat lady.


It took me wayyyy too long to get this photo. I’m terrible at selfies!

About Me!

  • During the day, I am the Program Manager of The Story Center for the Mid-Continent Public Library, the largest library system in Kansas City, but at night, I write stories about monsters and mayhem. I’m currently revising a monster book that takes place in space. I’m represented by Katelyn Uplinger at D4EO Literary Agency.
  • I’m addicted to coffee, KDramas, and Sailor Moon. (Oh, and baking cupcakes at midnight.)
  • I have three cats that I call my little gremlins: Boo Boo, Bogart, and Kiki. Follow me on Instagram to see photos. (I also share those cupcakes!)
  • I’m on Wattpad! After tons of requests, I started posting my YA dystopian, TAKE ME TOMORROW, on Wattpad. This novel was originally published in 2014, but removed shortly after when the publisher closed down. Now I’m sharing it again, and the sequel, TOOK ME YESTERDAY, will release shortly after. (You might even get a sneak peek today!) Come say hi on Wattpad.
  • I’m on TEAM RED this year.

Red Team


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

Somewhere on this blog hop, you can read an exclusive sneak peek of TOOK ME YESTERDAY, the sequel of Take Me Tomorrow that will soon be going up on Wattpad. 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.

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 RED 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 6 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…


About the Author

Lily Luchesi is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the Paranormal Detectives Series, published by Vamptasy Publishing. She also has short stories included in multiple bestselling anthologies, and a successful dark erotica retelling of Dracula.

Her Coven Series has successfully topped Amazon’s Hot New Releases list consecutively.
She is also the editor, curator and contributing author of Vamptasy Publishing’s Damsels of Distress anthology, which celebrates strong female characters in horror and paranormal fiction.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle. She is also an out member of the LGBT+ community. When she’s not writing, she’s going to rock concerts, getting tattooed, watching the CW, or reading manga. And drinking copious amounts of coffee.



Your blood does not define you. Harley Torrance’s parents were killed in a home invasion when she was three. Adopted by a nice couple, Harley begins to develop strange powers. At fourteen she brews a potion so strong it gains the attention of the Coven King, and changes her world forever.
She’s not human, she’s a witch.
Now a part of the magical community, Harley must learn to control her powers lest the Darkness already in her blood overcomes her. Can she dampen her lust for power in order to stop the Dark from taking over the Coven and killing everyone in their way?


Thank you for coming on, Lily!

I am so in the mood for spooky tales! It’s an autumn thing, amiright? The last time I read one was 23 days ago. I suggest taking 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 RED TEAM.


To enter, you need to write down my fav number, and find all the other numbers on the RED 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 MARIEKE MIJKAMP’s page.


30 Responses to “YASH Fall 2019”

  1. Courtney Pierce October 1, 2019 at 2:53 pm #

    I have been participating in YASH for several years now! I have yet to win the grand prize but it would be a dream come true to!<3 It is always fun to learn about new authors and books and see what others I have followed for years have also recently come out with! Happy YASH!

  2. catmason October 1, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    Thus is my 3rd hunt! I love it!

  3. catmason October 1, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    This is my 3rd hunt! I love it!

  4. Saray Hernandez October 2, 2019 at 12:10 am #

    This is my first official Hunt Im having lost of fun

  5. PamM October 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

    I’ve only missed a couple hints. I love these and love finding new authors.

  6. Evie October 2, 2019 at 6:05 pm #

    I think this is my third time participating in YASH. It’s so much fun, and I wish I would have started sooner! 😀

  7. Jennifer Jackson October 3, 2019 at 12:02 am #

    Loving the Scavenger Hunt!!! And I cant wait to dive into all these great books I have added to my must read list!!

  8. Ashley October 3, 2019 at 11:11 am #

    This is my third YASH and I think this might be my favorite one yet!! Thank you for participating!

  9. Melissa Williams October 3, 2019 at 10:32 pm #

    I have been participating since Fall 2017. Always fun!

  10. Alicia October 4, 2019 at 2:41 am #

    I can’t believe I never knew about this! It’s so much fun finding new authors and all the exclusive content is just amazing.

    • Shannon A Thompson October 4, 2019 at 7:13 am #

      Yay! I love going through the lineup and finding new books. So much fun.

  11. April October 5, 2019 at 6:11 am #

    This is my second hunt, I love finding so many books to add to my tbr.

  12. April October 5, 2019 at 6:12 am #

    This is my second YASH I love finding so many good books to add to my tbr.

  13. Irma October 5, 2019 at 10:25 am #

    I love it. I’ve attended Spring hunt as well. Loved it so much that I came back.

  14. Tammy Hudson October 5, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

    This is my second YASH I love these I find new authors and books to me. Thanks for the chance.


  15. Carie October 6, 2019 at 3:57 am #

    I’ve been participating in YASH since the beginning. LOVE it!! So much fun to find out about new books and authors 😀

  16. Destiny Carroll October 6, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

    I’ve been doing this for quite a few years 😄. I was here when the first couple did letter codes you had to solve and make into a sentence. I’m having a great time!

    • Shannon A Thompson October 7, 2019 at 10:09 am #

      Oh, I remember those! Those were so hard! Glad you’re having fun!

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