Dec 1, 2011

YA Scavenger Hunt

Yippity Skippity! 
 I'm super excited to be participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt, hosted by the PHENOMENAL Colleen Houck (Tiger's Curse)! This is my first time and I have to say, IT ROCKS! The best part is that, not only am I hosting an AMAZING, NYTimes Bestselling  author, but my own secret content is somewhere out there in cyberspace on another great author's blog and you get to go find it. Don't panic. This is going to be fun and the rewards are SWEET!!  So here goes.


Here's how it works. Each blog will feature a different author and after you've read through all the material and fulfilled the requirements listed, there will be a link given for you to get to the next blogger. When you get back to my blog, you've gone full circle and should be able to submit the scavenger hunt with all the information you've gathered to be entered into the drawing for the grand prize. The hunt begins December 1st at NOON (Pacific) and ends December 4th at NOON (Pacific). It might take you a couple of hours to get through all the blogs and enter all their AWESOME contests, but it will be well worth your time. I promise. More info is at the bottom of this post.

For my blog, I'm lucky enough to feature Gregg Olsen.

About Gregg . . .
Gregg’s interest in young adult (YA) literature comes from his fascination with that “moment when we define ourselves, plan our futures, and make the moves to get us to where we think we want to go.” As a father of twin girls, he’s seen those definitive moments and understands the rivalry among teenagers, particularly twins. “My girls were close, but also rivals in a way, too. . . . Hayley and Taylor in the series know that all too well.” A Seattle native who lives in Washington State, Gregg has seen the darker side of the Pacific Northwest and knows a little more about the area than your average guy. “There is something dark and beautiful about the Pacific Northwest," he says. “We seem to have an overabundance of serial killers out here–so many, in fact, sometimes I wonder if they have a secret convention in Washington.” A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with thirteen books and sales of over one million copies to his credit, Gregg makes his young adult fiction debut with Envy.

Find out more about Gregg on his website by clicking HERE!


About ENVY . . .
Evil comes in all sorts of flavors. Some bitter. Some deceptively sweet. That's what Katelyn discovers on the day she dies. One minute she's a depressed teen with a loser life. The next, she's lying on a stainless steel slab, eyes glassy, skin frosted over, and very, very dead. Was it: suicide? Murder? Who's to blame? 


Twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan stumble upon the truth, which is far more disturbing than they could have ever imagined ... and which sheds light on another secret, a hidden past even they don't know about. 


Inspired by a ripped-from-the-headlines true crime about cyberbullying, Envy is the gritty first volume in a new bone-chilling series that takes you to the edge - and pushes you right over.

To purchase Envy click below . . .

BONUS MATERIAL
In Envy, twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan’s defining moment is the death of their old friend and neighbor, Katelyn. Was it an accident or homicide? As they recover from the shock of her death, they realize how entwined they already are in the evil circulating Empty Coffin, WA. And while they can’t explain it, an unknown force pushes them to uncover the truth. Is Katelyn Port Gamble’s first and only victim?

Gregg’s idea for Envy originally came from this short story he wrote: http://bit.ly/sc7coQ. Click on that link and get it for FREE! Enjoy!


YA SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST

As an extra bonus we’ve put together a puzzle with one keyword found on each website. Complete it and you will be eligible for a fantastic GRAND PRIZE which will include signed editions of books, signed bookmarks, jewelry, and many more exclusive gifts with at least one gift from EVERY AUTHOR!
Instructions: Copy and paste the puzzle below onto a document or print it out and unscramble the words as you proceed through the Scavenger Hunt. Search for keywords, one on each website that will be highlighted in RED. When you are finished, fill out the Google form HERE.
Rules: To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit this filled in puzzle before noon on Dec 4th (Pacific Time). All the keywords must be in the correct place and you must include your full name and address. Entries sent in without name and address will not be considered!
Please unscramble the words below:
  1. NVSEIURE
  2. MLTSIPIE
  3. PEMETKIREE
  4. IIHEDOMC
  5. FMERLOAHTWER
  6. DLENGO
  7. IRDEEDEWLB
  8. RSUERNEDR
  9. AOCATTINA
  10. AHNCEDNTE
  11. GURENDOHY
  12. GAUINDAR
  13. RETECSS
  14. EMCREAB
  15. LORNDDWURE
  16. AIRSFCCEI
  17. RIASSMHCT
  18. RWTHACES
  19. RTAAENTNRSP
  20. DETLGAN
  21. YFNASAT
  22. NTOAPHWYP
  23. SLLESUOS
  24. ECNNEOIP
  25. LOENIOASTD
  26. EORFWLWE
  27. AREEHTFS
  28. AAAOLRPMNR
  29. HSIGDNA
  30. DOBANADNE
  31. LIECSHORCN
  32. SPSESNEU
  33. OTMYHLGYO
  34. ELWLHAENO
  35. TTOAINRTAC
  36. UAUTFLBIE
  37. BTRSUTEFEIL
OOOH!  And there's MORE!!  I have my own contest for you to enter.

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below, making sure to fulfill the requirements, and you'll be entered into a drawing to win an e-book of BOUND, my debut novel. Note: To be eligible to win you also need to submit a valid entry for the YA Scavenger Hunt grand prize.













When you've done that, click HERE to go to the next blog on the Scavenger Hunt.



71 comments:

  1. Thanks for having a contest! I hope I win! -Kat Hansen-

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  2. thanks for doing this, its exciting!

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  3. Thanks for participating in the scavanger hunt and for this great giveaway!!

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  4. You are Author 8 for me and im having so much fun

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  5. Can't wait to read your book! Thank you!

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  6. Thanks for being apart of the YA Scavenger Hunt and doing a giveaway!
    Adding your book to my goodreads tbr list :)

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  7. Thanks for participating, Christine! Having so much fun & adding tons of books to my tbr list.

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  8. The cover of BOUND is GORGEOUS. This is my first time hearing about your book and your first chapter of Bound left me wanting to know more.

    Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  9. This is so much fun and I'm founding out about so many awesome authors and books. Can't wait to read Bound. It sounds REALLY good!!

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  10. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! *hops to next blog*

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  11. thanks for the giveaway!!

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  12. Thank you for the giveaway and for being part of the Winter Scavenger Hunt!

    -Alejandrina

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  13. Thank you so much for being a part of this amazing contest. i am having so much fun!

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of this amazing Scavenger Hunt!!
    Samantha Wright

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Hope a lot of people enter!

    <3 Natalie

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  16. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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  17. This is a seriously fun giveaway. I just wish I was better at word scrambles.

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  18. Thanks for joining in on the scavenger hunting fun!! :)

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  19. Thanks for the hunt!!;))

    Aloha Bella;)

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway and the awesome fun hunt!
    :) Aeicha

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! Your book looks interesting -- I think I'm going to have to add it to my "to buy" list even if I don't win a copy. :)

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  22. Thank you for this giveaway!
    maryann@chapter-by-chapter.com

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  23. I can't wait to get my hands on all these books!!! Good thing this scavenger hunt doesnt last long, cause I'm gonna have to start picking them all up!!! Haha might take me a while!! Thanks for the giveaway!! Have a blessed Christmas season!!

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  24. What a fun hunt it's been, thanks!

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  25. I got chills reading that bonus material. Seriously creepy!

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  26. Thanks for the extra give away
    Love the YA scavenger event!

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  27. Thank you for being a part of the scavenger hunt and for your giveaway. I really want to read your book :]

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of this hunt. It's so fun to see all of you authors giving back to the fans!!

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  29. This scavenger hunt is great! Thanks for the give aways.

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  30. This hunt is reall great. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  31. I read your bonus material already and now i want to read the whole book so thank you for the giveaway!

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  32. Envy has a great story! Thank you for the scavanger hunt and the giveaway!

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  33. Thanks for hosting a giveaway alongside the already awesome YA scavengerhunt :D I had so much fun discovering new novels to pine for! :)

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  34. Some many new books on my TBR pile. There is just not enough time in the day to do all of this reading.

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  35. Awesome, awesome, awesome! I just love all the involvement from the authors. You guys are great and the books are seriously blowing my mind!

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  36. this is such an amazing competition. i have loads of new books to read now.

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  37. love the hunt!!

    I forgot to leave my twitter name in the form when I said I became a twitter follower....sorry...I was too anxious! lol. Here is my twitter name @kcmelone.

    Thanks
    Courtney

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  38. just dropping by to say hi and i'm seeing so many great books on this hunt

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  39. This is so very much fun!!
    Ashley Applebee
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  40. Thank you for participating in this fun!

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  41. the more I get into this, the more fun i am having. Thanks for being part of this!!
    Cassidyfinn [at] gmail [dot] com

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  42. I am loving this scavenger hunt! I havent read your books but they sound awesome! can i enter your competition please?
    snowdroparomatic@hotmail.co.uk

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  43. Im doiing the scavenger hunt and its awesome!! i havent read your book/s but im going to as they sound really good. Can i enter the competition? snowdroparomatic@hotmail.co.uk

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  44. I'd like to thank all the authors for participating in this, so thank you~ <3

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  45. wow thanks for the amazing giveaway :) <3

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway! Its really cool how your a part of this fun scavenger hunt.

    elisagautam@gmail.com

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  47. Thank you for giving me chance to participate!

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  48. Thanks for being a part of the hunt.It's a great way to learn about authors you didn't before. I look forward to reading your books.

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  49. thanks for being a part of the hunt

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  50. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :)
    samjam@earthlink.net

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  51. I don't know if I'll have time to get all the way around the circle, but I gotta say. Your header picture is AMAZING.

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  52. Thank you for participating in the Scavenger Hunt and doing a giveaway :)

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  53. Thanks for the giveaway!

    for_rainy_days(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. Thanks so much for taking part in the Hunt and for the giveaway!!

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  55. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

    Pam

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