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

Go to the YGreen TeamA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are eight contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GREEN TEAM — but there is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a teal team, a blue team, a purple team, a silver team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set 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 hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the green 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 Sunday, April 3rd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

I am hosting JESSIE COSTIN for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Jessie Costin

Jessie has worked as an English teacher, a youth worker, and is now a full time author of YA, Fantasy & Sci Fi. On the side she dabbles in art & design, permaculture and nomadic adventures. She currently lives in a coastal town in South Australia with her husband and young daughter, but will one day soon be packing up a vintage caravan to hit the road.

Find out more information by checking out her website or find more about the author’s book in the following places:

Goodreads  | Amazon US |  Amazon AU  | Barnes & Noble  |  iBooks ]


How can a place she’s never been before feel so much like home? Hidden Bay is no ordinary town. And Melodie may not be an ordinary girl.

As soon as she arrives, strange things begin to happen. There’s Blake, the guy who’s so familiar, though she’s sure she’s never met him; there’s the man who keeps appearing, who may not be a man at all; and there’s the blackouts.

Except that in the blackness, she’s going somewhere. Somewhere other. Somewhere dark, and wet, and full of pain.

And if she doesn’t work out what it all means soon, it could be too late. For her. For Blake. Perhaps for the whole town of Hidden Bay.


Hidden Things

To see your exclusive content, just for the YA Scavenger Hunters, you will need the password: hiddenthings.

You will also get early access to the the Hidden Things website, where the hunting continues — this site contains clues and behind the scenes looks at the world of the Hidden Bay series. Go to that site, and on the first page you will see a button just for YASH – enter the password to gain access to images & music that inspired the story. And while you are there, be one of the first people to get a look at the site.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Jessie Costin, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 11,987. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the green team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize! I’m also doing an additional, individual giveaway, which you can enter below!


I’m giving away an e-version of my most recent release, Elementals: The Prophecy of Shadows! Below, you’ll find information about Elementals, and the Rafflecopter where you can enter the giveaway. Good luck!


MichelleMadow_Elementals_200pxWhen Nicole Cassidy moves from sunny Georgia to gloomy New England, the last thing she expects is to learn that her homeroom is a cover for a secret coven of witches. Even more surprisingly… she’s apparently a witch herself. Despite doubts about her newfound abilities, Nicole is welcomed into this ancient circle of witches and is bedazzled by their powers — and, to her dismay, by Blake — the school’s notorious bad-boy.

Girls who get close to Blake wind up hurt. His girlfriend Danielle will do anything to keep them away, even if she must resort to using dark magic. But the chemistry between Blake and Nicole is undeniable, and despite wanting to protect Nicole from Danielle’s wrath, he finds it impossible to keep his distance.

When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole, Blake, Danielle, and two others in their homeroom are gifted with mysterious elemental powers. But the comet has another effect — it opens the portal to the prison world that has contained the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes and attacks Nicole and Blake, it’s up to them and the others to follow the clues from a cryptic prophecy so that they can save their town… and possibly the world.

USA TODAY calls Elementals a “must read!”

“Elementals is full of wonderful magic and myths!”
5 Girls Book Reviews, ★★★★★

“Harry Potter meets Percy Jackson with an added twist of teenage angst, hormones and uncertainty… I am officially HOOKED!”
Kim T., Goodreads Reviewer, ★★★★★

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

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