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 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!Team Teal-2 Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the TEAL TEAM–but there are also blue, gold, orange, green, pink, purple and red teams for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

To see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the teal 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 Oct 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting Amy K. Nichols on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Amy K. Nichols holds a master’s in literature and studied medieval paleography before switching her focus to writing fiction. She is mentored by award-winning novelist James Sallis. Insatiably curious, Amy dabbles in art, studies karate and quantum mechanics, and has a long list of things to do before she dies. She lives with her family on the edge of the desert outside Phoenix, AZ. In the evenings, she enjoys counting bats and naming stars. Sometimes she names the bats. Visit her author website HERE and learn more about her books HERE!
819vtwvesvl-_sl1500_An artist without a cause meets a rebel without a clue. Eevee is a promising young artist and the governor’s daughter in a city where censorship is everywhere and security is everything. When a fire devastates her exhibition years in the making her dreams of attending an elite art institute are dashed. She’s struggling to find inspiration when she meets Danny, a boy from a different world. Literally.Raised in a foster home, Danny has led a life full of hurt and hardship until a glitch in the universe changes everything. Suddenly Danny is living in a home he’s never seen, with parents who miraculously survived the car crash that should have killed them. It’s like he’s a new Danny. But this alternate self has secrets ties to an underground anarchist group that have already landed him in hot water. When he starts to develop feelings for Eevee, he’s even more disturbed to learn that he might have started the fire that ruined her work. As Danny sifts through clues from his past and Eevee attempts to piece together her future, they uncover a secret that’s bigger than both of them. . . . And together, they must correct the breach between the worlds before it’s too late.

WHILE YOU WERE GONE tells the flip-side story of the first Duplexity novel, NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE.


Bonus scene from WHILE YOU WERE GONE, told from the perspective of Eevee Solomon:

WHILE YOU WERE GONE is a he said/she said story about Danny, a boy who jumps to a parallel universe that he desperately wants to stay in and belong to, and Eevee, the girl from that world that he meets and falls for, hard. In the novel, they run into each other by chance (as if chance actually exists) in a grocery store after first meeting each other at a midnight rave in the middle of nowhere. Well, actually, first time meeting for him, not so for her, as she had an encounter in the past with the Danny who usually lives in that world. (Parallel worlds are tricky that way.) In WHILE YOU WERE GONE, we see Danny’s perspective of running into her again at the store. Here, as a bonus scene, is Eevee’s take on that same scene.

Life is strange like that.

You’re heading one way, minding your own business, and suddenly life throws something—or someone—in your path and next thing you know, you’re headed in an entirely different direction.

He was the last person I ever expected to see again. Especially in the dairy section of the grocery store. To be honest, he didn’t seem like the kind of guy who’d even be on my side of town. Which only makes the whole thing weirder.

It was just a quick stop for yogurt and soda before heading back to school. We’d finished up Dad’s press conference for the Skylar event over at DART. I hadn’t had a chance to change out of my uptight business dress, and my feet were killing me wearing those stupid heels. I swapped them for the flip-flops in my overnight bag and let my hair down. Jonas pulled up to the curb by the front door, and waited while I ran inside. I headed for the back of the store, where the yogurt is, first. Grabbed a few flavors. Then did an epic fail at balancing the containers while shutting the refrigerator door. Someone picked up the lemon raspberry that had fallen out of my hands. When I turned to thank the person I saw that it was him.

Danny Ogden.

The stranger I kissed that night at the museum. The boy I was never going to see again.

“It’s you,” I said. Ugh. It was all my brain could come up with, so suddenly full of the memories from that night. The feeling of his arms around me. The taste of his lips on mine.

He looked like he recognized me, but couldn’t remember how. I could see it in his eyes. I can only imagine how stupid I must have looked. To be honest, the whole thing threw me. It was such a shock. And it seemed like every move I made, every word that came out of my mouth, just made me look like a fool. So when another power outage hit and store went dark, I took the loser way out and left.

I know. Totally lame.

But I wasn’t supposed to see him again. Not at the grocery store. And certainly not again at that rave.

How is that possible? How in the world is that even possible? That’s just too weird, too much, to be a coincidence, right?


Big thanks to Nichol for letting me be her host!

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books, including my new release, NAMELESS! To enter, you need to know that I love at least 25 different flavors of ice cream. (WINK WINK) Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the teal team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

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



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