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 book from each author on the hunt in my team! 

Check out all the lovelies:

And while you're here, be sure to grab your free ebooks on the right side of this page.

But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM--but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a pink team, and a green team for chances to win whole different sets of 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 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 8th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting S.A. Larsen on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! S.A. Larsen is the author of the international award-winning middle grade novel MOTLEY EDUCATION and the young adult contemporary-fantasy romance MARKED BEAUTY. When she’s not chasing her characters around a graveyard or antagonizing them with young love, she can be found in Maine with her husband and four children. Visit her cyber home at www.salarsenbooks.com.


Find out more information by checking out her website above or find more about the author's book here! 

When tragedy strikes her best friend, a reluctant empath is forced to use her skills to help; only doing so stirs her energy, luring a dark, elusive boy into her world and with him an ancient evil that threatens her heart and life, but even more deadly...her eternity. Marked Beauty is a young adult contemporary/fantasy romance set in today's world amidst the backdrop of a lush vineyard with elements of Celtic Mythology and magical realism. "Ana and Viktor--who are both mysteriously endearing and an absolute delight to cheer for." - USA Today Bestselling Author Elana Johnson


EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: An Excerpt from Marked Beauty

The air shifted, clouds tumbling in the sky. Out of nowhere, heavy mist blanketed them and quickly collected into droplets. Viktor backed from Anastasia, making way for a few students to jog between them, but he kept his eyes on her; she didn’t look away either. More kids scurried past with backpacks and blankets jostling in their arms. Sara and Finn trotted toward them.

A funnel of smoke billowed from the bonfire and, at the same time, a presence washed over Viktor; actually, it was more than one. He ripped his gaze from Anastasia to scan the area. Had someone detected his link with her? Had he been that stupid?

Energy bursts popped up all over the field, which could only mean one thing: Elementals were here, either for their own reasons or for hire; neither prospect could be good. Usually they were brought in to create diversions.

He darted a glance at Anastasia, now a few yards away. A force of hot and sticky energy slammed into them. Viktor stiffened to absorb the energy, but Anastasia’s body dropped to the craggy grass, spilling out the contents of her satchel.

Spurts of cranberry, amber, and ultramarine embers shrieked into the sky. Globs of ash and shards of wood littered the field. Students’ panic was the only music now playing in the air. Anastasia pushed to her knees, strands of hair crisscrossing her face. She coughed and gawked at the fire, horror infecting her eyes.

Viktor raced to her. As he kneeled by her side, her scream pierced him. “Can you see it?”

Her terror crimped a piece of his soul.

His eyes roved over a solid black hole of energy hovering near the flames, the tug fierce on his Rifter half knowing what he saw. Separate shadows and shades of energy fanned eel-like tails toward the sky. He’d never seen a compilation of energy that daring. The source could be anyone who dealt in energy from blood magick to witchcraft. But what had Anastasia seen?

The area lit up with sirens and blue lights brighter than the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

“I’ll get you out of here, Anastasia.”

“Not so fast, young man,” a voice of authority said.

Glancing up, Viktor saw a security guard in all the expected attire – useless sparkles of metal and a taser harnessed on his belt, which struggled to support his donut belly. A fancy uniform did not make a man. He wondered where they got these mall cops and opened his eyes, his pupils widening and flaring with lights. Having the ability to traipse around in the psyche of others, slipping them thoughts, did have its advantages on occasion. It took a lot out of Viktor, though.

The security guard dazed, turned around, and strolled away from them.

“Anastasia, take my hand,” Viktor said.

She gazed up at him like an innocent child wanting to know why. Surprisingly, she didn’t ask any questions. But the moment her hand slipped into his, it began.


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, S. A. Larsen, 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 purple team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


You can also enter for a chance to win A Greek Mythology Lover's Giveaway by clicking on the image below. Once you've entered be sure to use the back arrow on your browser to return to this page to continue the hunt.



To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, BREEANA SHIELDS!

Good luck and Happy Hunting!

Btw, for the first time EVER, Kindle Unlimited subscribers can get all six ebooks in The Gatekeeper's Saga for free (for a limited time only)! Click the image below to get started.

A teen becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when Thanatos, the god of death, wants to meet her. He makes a deal with Hades for a chance to visit the Upperworld for love and adventure, but the deal requires that he help Therese avenge her parents' murders with the aid of his sisters, the Furies.

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