YASH Spring 2020

31 Mar

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!

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

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.
  • From 3/20-4/20, all Clean Teen Publishing books have a 60% discount as part of the Authors Give Back sale on Smashwords. Did I mention book 1 & 2 in both of my series are now free? Stay inside and read
  • I’m addicted to coffee, KDramas, and Sailor Moon. I most recently finished My Holo Love, and I’m dying for more recs. 
  • I have two cats that I call my little gremlins: Boo Boo & Bogart. Follow me on Instagram to see photos. 
  • I’m on Wattpad, where you can read the Tomo trilogy, a YA dystopian set in the near future, where an illegal drug causes the user to see the future. 
  • If you have any questions for me, ask away on my FAQ page! I’m always here to answer.
  • I’m on TEAM PURPLE this year.

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

Somewhere on this blog hop, you can take a look at mood board for July Thunder/July Lightning. You can also enter to win a copy of any of my books below. Please note this year due to the COVID-19, this season we are offering E-Book or Audiobook downloads only as grand prizes. I’m offering a $10 e-giftcard to any bookstore 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 PURPLE 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 5 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 the Author

L.M. Preston, a native of Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. She is an author, an engineer, a professor, a mother and a wife. Her passion for writing and helping others to see their potential through her stories and encouragement has been her life’s greatest adventures.She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.


EmVee refused to believe in monsters, until she became one. They say you can’t run away from your problems. EmVee knew from experience it was true. She and her father tried to run, until the truth came and got them. Now with nothing to lose, she must confront the monster that changed her life forever. Unfortunately, she has to work with his best friend, Kayson who she is almost sure, isn’t quite as nice as he seems. Kayson revealed not just why her father disappeared, but a new world of magicals that wanted the debt he left behind to be paid.

Exclusive content: 

Bonus Materials for Scepter of Fire: Coming May 2! Watch the trailer.

“Do you want to escape here? I can help you.” Dex wanted out of this place.
 Nash smiled, “Yes, but now is not the time. We have to wait for her to hatch. I need her for a successful escape. It’s why I implanted a song in the guard’s mind to put her with me.”
 “You manipulated my friend Trey?” Dex wiped a hand down his face. This guy Nash was dangerous. Dex could feel it, only now, Dex felt it was time to stop trying to be the nice guy. He would survive. Finding a way to say his family would start with getting out of here, even if making a deal with this little devil would do it.
 Nash lifted an eyebrow, “I hummed him a tune.”
 “Whatever. You want my help getting out of here? I’m offering as long as we go our separate ways.”
 “I will take your willing help.” Nash cocked his head to the side, “Although, if I wanted it, I could make you give it, you know.”
 Dex crossed his arms over his chest, “Isn’t a free give better?”
 “Oh it is. What will you give me for helping you get free?”
 Dex frowned, “Give you? I got nothing.”
 “Everyone has…something.”
 “What are you? I like to know what kind of creature I’m bargaining with.” Dex didn’t want to give this imp anything.
 “I am many things, yet in part, not a human like you.” 
Dex caught a hint of regret in his tone. Dex could swear Nash had a hungry gleam in his eye. Trey had warned him that Nash was pied piper and Rumpelstiltskin. Dex knew the pied piper had something to do with music. He had no idea what a Rumpelstiltskin was, and he had a feeling he shouldn’t mention it to Nash.
 “You need to tell me specifically what you want before I can agree to anything.”
 One side of Nash’s lip kicked up. “Her. The pixie-human. Give me her.”
 Dex frowned, then scratched his head. Why would Nash ask him to give up the pixie-human? The girl wasn’t his to give, he didn’t even know what it looked like.
 “Not mine to give.”
 Nash shrugged, “Then I won’t help either of you.”

Thank you for coming on, LM!

Fun fact: I hosted LM Preston in YASH Spring 2018 too. It’s so much fun to reconnect and see what’s new. With everything that’s going on, reaching out and reconnecting is so important! I have a goal of reaching out to 23 friends this week. (Okay, okay, so maybe two.) 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 PURPLE TEAM.

To enter, you need to write down my fav number, and find all the other numbers on the PURPLE 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 copy of ANY of my books or a $10 e-giftcard to any bookstore. Please note, due to COVID-19, I am offering downloadable eBooks and audiobooks this season. 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 PINTIP DUN’s page.


37 Responses to “YASH Spring 2020”

  1. Paige Hildebrand March 31, 2020 at 2:37 pm #

    I am so excited to read your books, going onto the Kindle store now 🙂

    • Shannon A Thompson March 31, 2020 at 3:38 pm #

      Thank you. ❤ Book 1 in both of my series are currently free. I hope you enjoy them!

  2. Olivia Chambers March 31, 2020 at 3:50 pm #

    Cool! Now I have a lot of new books to read!

  3. bn100 March 31, 2020 at 8:01 pm #

    finding new books to read, all colors

    • Shannon A Thompson March 31, 2020 at 10:30 pm #

      Yay! I hope you find books you’ll love, though I’m going to show some extra love to purple books!

  4. bn100 March 31, 2020 at 8:02 pm #

    Has your writing schedule changed?

    • Shannon A Thompson March 31, 2020 at 8:21 pm #


      I’m still working full time from home, so I typically write one hour before I clock in, as well as one hour during my lunch break, and I write during my weekends.

      Right now, I’m taking it day by day, writing what I can when I can. 🙂


  5. Calvin April 1, 2020 at 12:10 am #

    Really unique books, good to learn about these solid series. Team purple !

  6. True Shaw April 1, 2020 at 10:25 am #

    Thanks for great read! Out of curiosity: what was the last really good book that you read?

  7. katerina Bizirtsaki April 1, 2020 at 12:40 pm #

    I love that YASH gives everyone the opportunity to participate. My favourite team is the Purple team

    • Shannon A Thompson April 1, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

      WOOT! I love that readers get a chance to see all these awesome books. Have a blast!

  8. Minecraft builds April 1, 2020 at 1:54 pm #

    I love these YASH hunts – its great finding new books and authors

  9. PamM April 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm #

    I love finding new authors and books during the hunt.

  10. Andrea Carroll April 1, 2020 at 5:32 pm #

    I love meeting new authors and finding new YA books for my classroom. PURPLE is always best!!

  11. Nancy s April 1, 2020 at 7:04 pm #

    Thanks so much for hosting

  12. Nancy S April 1, 2020 at 7:09 pm #

    Love finding new authors on Yash!

  13. Melissa April 2, 2020 at 12:20 am #

    I am gonna go with purple and I enjoy reading blurbs, etc.

  14. Candice April 3, 2020 at 7:30 am #

    I like finding about new books to read. I like all the teams.

  15. Brianna Clay April 3, 2020 at 6:03 pm #

    I love being able to see bonus materials from books I’ve already read and love, and I also love finding new books that interest me. Purple is my favorite, of course! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Grace April 3, 2020 at 11:30 pm #

    Purple is the best! I love learning about all the new authors!

  17. keeferl20 September 29, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

    I love that YASH gives us readers a chance to exercise our math brains :). And I’m excited about all the teams this season!

    • Shannon A Thompson September 29, 2020 at 6:38 pm #

      That’s so fun! I love math. Even better if an equation offers free books at the end. 😉

  18. Sandra Dufoe September 29, 2020 at 6:56 pm #

    I love YASH it brings new authors to my attention. I like all the colors.

  19. L. Emmaline🌷 October 1, 2020 at 10:30 am #

    Purple is one of my favourites! Blue is a close second. I’ve only found out about YASH a couple days ago, but I love scavenger hunts! ^-^

  20. Wino Bookworm October 3, 2020 at 1:20 pm #

    What do you like to do on your space time?

  21. Wino Bookworm October 3, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

    I love finding new to me authors. Purple is my fave!

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