Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-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 signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! 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 TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM--but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed 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 homepage.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed 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 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Now Let's Get To The Good Stuff!
Today, I am hosting LISA VOISIN, author of THE WATCHER, for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Lisa, a Candian-born author, spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction. When she's not writing, you'll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counter the side effects of drinking too much coffee. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiance and their two cats.
Be sure to head over to her Website to learn more about this fabulous chica, and to find out more about THE WATCHER!
Haunted by a past she doesn't recognize, Mia is caught between two fallen angels: one seeking redemption, the other, revenge. How far will she go to save the one she loves?
And Now for Lisa's Special Treat...Take it Lisa!
In the many drafts and edits of The Watcher, I contemplated beginning the story with a prologue showing Michael’s point of view. I then decided I wanted to keep his character and identity a mystery.
Extra Content: Deleted Prologue for The Watcher
He stood at the edge of shadows, watching her.
Moonlight shimmered off the rippling lake, casting a thousand tiny stars along its surface. With her shoulders raised, she inched herself into the cold water and gasped—her short, sharp breaths an intimate and exhilarating sound. Her hands, strong and graceful, gripped the fine linen shift she wore for bathing, then slowly relaxed as she became accustomed to the cold.
Shivering, she reached into the water and scooped it onto her face, across the back of her neck, down her arms. Immersing herself, she sank into the water and sprang out again in a fast, slippery movement. In the moonlight, tiny goose bumps formed on her exposed flesh, and the wet linen shift clung to the sides of her tiny waist.
His heart pounded the beat of a war drum in his chest. He’d never felt anything like this—not in the silver halls of the Order, nor the fury of battle, not even in the rays and mists of Heaven’s City of Light. Not in all of time.
It took every bit of restraint he had not to rush to her like a tide crashing against the rocks.
I’ll burn for this, he thought. Head bowed, he prayed into the darkness with his thoughts, for mercy, for strength, for the courage to resist.
Then came the prickling searing heat between his shoulder blades that told him he was needed—he was being called. Light filled his body in purifying flames. Taking one last look, he sighed and unfurled his wings.
You know you want to read this book...and you can win a signed copy of THE WATCHER, along with a ton of other signed books by me and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 16. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out my girl Victoria Scott's blog (tell her I said What's Up?)
BUT BEFORE YOU GO...
I'm giving away 5 Signed Bookmarks of my upcoming release, A Tale of Two Centuries, hot off the press! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below along with a way to reach you. Easy peasy, right?
***Yes, This IS Open Internationally!***