Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring 2015 Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! 

Hi y'all! I'm Lynne Matson, your hostess for this leg of the Hunt. Welcome to the home of the #NILtribe! *passes coconut cup* 

I'm super stoked to be a part of this hunt! This cool annual event was organized by the awesome Colleen Houck to give readers exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some amazing prizes! In this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt--a secret number. Add up the numbers and enter to win the sweet prize--a signed book from each author on my team! Woot! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours only! 72 hours of awesome! Hunt ends April 5 at noon PST!

You can start right here or go to the YA Scavenger Hunt home page.

You're currently hunting on TEAM ORANGE!!!!

How cool are these dudes? SO COOL.


Looking for my sekrit NIL UNLOCKED bonus content? YAY! Keep looking . . . somewhere on this awesome blog hop, I've hidden some seriously cool bonus content to get you stoked for NIL UNLOCKED: a special scene from Rives' perspective. It's Thad's last moments on NIL...through Rives's eyes. (Warning: if you haven't read NIL, my bonus scene is spoilery. Just an FYI!)

But first--a few rules.

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number in ORANGE. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the orange team and add them up (feel free to 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, 2014 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information won't be considered.:(


Phew! Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, on to the post! I'm super stoked about the author I'm hosting today. She's the lovely & talented . . .


Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning young adult author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. series, the Forgive My Fins mermaid romance series, the kick-butt monster-hunting Sweet Venom trilogy, and the Darkly Fae series. She also writes the City Chicks sweet chick lit romance series and is co-writing the Hero Agenda series with Tracy Deebs. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.

(Lynne here--yes to monster hunting. Yes to any series with the word HERO in the title. Yes to caffeine. WIN. Hunt on.:D)

Tera Lynne has been a part of #YASH before, but the book she's promoting this Spring is THE HERO AGENDA: POWERLESS.

never underestimate a girl on a mission

Kenna is tired of being “normal.”
The only thing special about her is that she isn’t special at all. Which is frustrating when you’re constantly surrounded by superheroes. Her best friend, her ex-boyfriend, practically everyone she knows has some talent or power. Sure, Kenna’s smart and independent, but as an ordinary girl in an extraordinary world, it’s hard not to feel inferior.
So when three villains break into the lab where she interns, Kenna refuses to be a victim. She’s not about to let criminals steal the research that will make her extraordinary too.
But in the heat of battle, secrets are spilled and one of the villains saves her life. Twice. Suddenly, everything Kenna thought she knew about good and evil, heroes and villains is upended. And to protect her life and those she loves, she must team up with her sworn enemies on a mission that will redefine what it means to be powerful and powerless…

Sounds amazing, right? AND JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU READ THE BONUS MATERIAL.:) Read on . . .

--Special Bonus Material from Tera Lynn Childs--
For YASHer eyes only!

Get early access to, the online headquarters for the Hero Agenda series. Check out the fun bonus goodies and read the very first public excerpt from Powerless. Then be sure to bookmark the site because the is only going to keep growing with even more extras, graphics, behind-the-scenes, insider info, fan art and fan fiction to come. To access the site early, go to and enter the password "kenna" (no quotes, all lowercase).

Ahhhh... I <3 bonus material!!! Thanks Tera Lynn! If you're intrigued, you can learn more about Tera Lynn and THE HERO AGENDA: POWERLESS on her website. Or . . . you can find her here:


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win heaps of signed books from all the #YASH authors, including a hardback of NIL UNLOCKED!!! To enter, you need to know that 10 may be the best number EVER. I'm not kidding. My birthday is on November 10 and I can eat 10 Thin Mints in less time than it takes to enter the giveaway below (this last one may or may may not be true.;D) Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the orange team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

To keep going on your quest for world domination the hunt, you need to check out the next #TEAMORANGE authors, Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki!!!!


To say thanks for stopping by my blog, as a bonus #YASH giveaway, I'm giving away a signed hardback of NIL! Enter below, and happy hunting! Good luck!

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Happy Hunting!


  1. Thank you for hosting for #YASH! And thank you for the giveaway opportunity! :-)

  2. Great post! Thanks for participating in the YASH! xo

    1. You're so welcome! Thanks for stopping by, Kassiah!

  3. I'm sorry, what was your number? I wasn't lis10ing! :-P

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  5. Thanks to all who've stopped by so far & good luck on the hunt!:) xo

  6. Replies
    1. This reply was for Smiles...who was throwing out my special number 10. Blogger is giving me a hardtime tonight!:)

    2. :D You can feel free to steal it! Although, there're only 15 hours until the end of YASH. Glad it wasn't just entirely corny!