31 July 2011

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Open internationally!
On this hunt you will be able to gain access to exclusive bonus material, sign up for giveaways, and get an all access pass to top secret insider information. This fabulous sneak peek into what’s coming up in YA literature is for one day only!  Oh, and one of these rather marvelous authors has a little preview from Carrier of the Mark... it just might be a steamy one, so bring your smelling salts. Good luck hunting!

As an extra bonus we’ve put together a puzzle with one keyword found on each website. Complete it and you will be eligible for a fantastic GRAND PRIZE which will include signed editions of books, signed bookmarks, jewelry, and many more exclusive gifts with at least one from EVERY AUTHOR!

Scavenger Hunt Puzzle

Directions: Copy and paste the puzzle below onto a document or blank email page and fill it out as you proceed through the Scavenger Hunt. Search for keywords, one on each website that will be highlighted in RED, and insert them into the puzzle, then fill out the Google form HERE
Rules: To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit this filled in puzzle before midnight on August 1st Pacific Time. All the keywords must be in the correct place, and you must include your full name and address. Entries sent in without name and address will not be considered!

Welcome fans of young adult literature! Don’t forget to _______ up in time to join our special event! In ____________ you roll the dice and, like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. Our scavenger hunt is very similar. Surprises wait around every corner. Turn one page and you’re chasing a _________ through a _________ _____________. Turn another and you are being ________ by a _______ which leaves your heart ________. YA ________s are full of ___________ heroes who must ___________ themselves for the greater good. Some of the characters travel through ______ or have a _________ __________. If there is one thing YA books have taught us, it’s that if you leave your ___________ keep an eye out for a patrolling ________. They’re very dangerous. Maybe not so frightening as a ____________, but still you should be careful. Also beware lest you become __________ by vampires. ______________ one is a different story. Just remember that bite has ___________ ramifications and that afterwards the sun can ______ you unless you get bitten by a glittering type. Whether you like dark, paranormal, romance, fantasy, ___________, Sci-Fi, or a combination of those, we’ve got something for you.

We think that each fan is a __________ and we love you all!

Now that you know how to enter, lets get on with the hunt.
I take great pleasure in presenting Marley Gibson!

Marley Gibson is the author of the popular young adult paranormal series, GHOST HUNTRESS, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  She is also the author of the non-fiction books, THE OTHER SIDE:  A TEEN’S GUIDE TO GHOST HUNTING AND THE PARANORMAL, as well as CHRISTMAS MIRACLES and it’s soon-to-be-released sequel, THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, both from St. Martin’s Press.  Her next book, RADIATE, a fictionalized version of what Marley went through as a teenage cheerleader with cancer, will be a May 2012 release from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  Check out her website HERE.

Ghost huntress Kendall Moorehead has just discovered who her real father was and has gained an aunt in the process.  She’s also received an invitation from TV psychic, Oliver Bates, to accompany him on a tour of Europe with other psychic teens to investigate cold cases.  Of course she’s going to go…duh!  After all, her friend Becca’s competing in a DJ contest in Europe, as well.  And tagging along on Kendall’s trip will be none other than her best bud, Celia Nichols, her hot hunk of a boyfriend, Patrick Lynn, and her friend, Taylor Tillson, who’s just returned to Radisson, Georgia from living briefly with her father in Alaska.  Of course, with Taylor comes her twin brother and Kendall’s former boyfriend, Jason, who isn’t thrilled to find Kendall in another guy’s arms.  He plans to stop at nothing to win her back, even if it means following her through Europe all summer.  That doesn’t sit too well with Patrick who doesn’t want to share Kendall with anyone…especially her ex.  Add to that, a well-known psychic British teen, Christian McEwan who seems a bit too good to be true and doesn’t like that Kendall and her friends are on his turf.  Spirits are drawn to Kendall and being across the pond is no different for her.  Christian’s preferred psychic tool is a Ouija board, something Kendall thinks is too dangerous to fool with.  She and Christian will encounter tortured spirits like never before in an epic battle of which psychic can help them cross.  In the end, Kendall’s heart must decide with guy is the best for her:  the Dasani Blue-Eyed boy, Jason, who first stole her heart, or Patrick with the Hershey Eyes who hears her thoughts and holds her heart now.  Kendall searches for her grandparents in Italy, as well as the truth surrounding Christian…and the real feelings inside of herself in GHOST HUNTRESS: THE JOURNEY coming on ebooks in October 2011.

Marley is having a special giveaway today too!  You can win a beautiful rose quartz dowsing pendulum just like Kendall uses in her ghost hunting.  Leave a comment on her page to be eligible to win. 
But don't enter here. You'll have to watch out for the comp on her page as you work your way through the scavenger hunt.

Now, before you leave here and move onto your next stop in the scavenger hunt, I'm giving you an extra juicy bonus chance to win a little something. So enter my competition to win this beautiful silver Celtic necklace that I bought in a little jewelery shop in Kinsale, Co Cork, the town where CARRIER OF THE MARK is set. To enter, just follow my blog and leave a your email address in the comments so I can contact you if you're the winner. Oh and if you tweet this post, I'll smother you with good Karma. *Hugs*
And your next stop on the hunt is...

The gorgeous and talented Elana Johnson! Enjoy her segment of the scavenger hunt HERE.