Hi! I am author Lee Ann Ward, and Welcome to the 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! On 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 120 hours!
And, don't miss out on my BONUS GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post! I will be giving away an autographed copy of my book THERE IN THE MOON MIST.
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are FOUR contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM--but there is also a red team, a blue team, and a purple 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!
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 gold 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 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
I am pleased to be hosting:
Elle’s debut, Nearly Gone, was a 2015 Edgar Award finalist, winner of the International Thriller Award, and has been nominated for multiple state book awards. Her more recent young adult thriller, Holding Smoke, was an International Thriller Award nominee and a Bram Stoker Award finalist. In addition to her novels, her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post and TIME. Elle lives with her husband and two sons in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia.
Here's some Bonus Material from Ms. Cosimano:
And welcome to my exclusive content for SEASONS OF THE STORM, coming June 23rd from HarperTeen. To celebrate the upcoming release of my first YA fantasy, I commissioned these gorgeous character portraits--one for each of the four Seasons in my book.
The artist, Salome Totladze (you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram) did an amazing job of capturing my characters and their magic.
Without further ado, here are:
Jack Sommers (Winter):
Fleur Atwell (Spring):
Amber Chase (Autumn):
Julio Verano (Summer):
I hope you love them as much as I do. You can check out my SEASONS OF THE STORM Pinterest board for some of the visual inspiration behind the characters. And be sure to follow the very talented @morgana0anagrom on social media, where she shares unique art from loads of your favorite YA fantasy series.
Thanks so much for visiting, Scavengers! And happy hunting!
About Elle's Book, SEASONS OF THE STORM:
For fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Laini Taylor, a perfect storm lies ahead in this riveting fantasy duology opener from award-winning author Elle Cosimano.
One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die.
Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter.
Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight.
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Isn't she fabulous? I know I can't wait to read this book! Hey, don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Kat Ross, Nicole Bea, and many more!
To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 11.
Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the gold team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
BONUS GIVEAWAY from Lee Ann Ward
How would you like to win an autographed copy of my novel THERE IN THE MOON MIST? Simply follow my BookBub Page between now and April 5th. Two lucky winners will be drawn at random. Winners will be announced here, on my blog, and on my FB author page on April 6th. Good luck!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Jessica Brody.
Lee Ann Ward
Here's some Bonus Material from Ms. Anderson: