YA Scavenger Hunt Begins!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hi!  I’m Maureen McGowan, I just had a book out called DEVIANTS and I’ll be your tour guide for this portion of your fabulous hunt!

This tri-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!

THE HUNT IS NOW OVER, BUT MY BONUS GIVEAWAY WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MIDNIGHT!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed 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 homepage.

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 blue 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 August 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

I am hosting the fabulous Marley Gibson on the YA Scavenger Hunt!

How fun that I get to host an author who’s also a friend! Marley is someone who really knows that the answer to the meaning of life is ???. Now, if  we could remember the question!

Marley Gibson is a young adult, romance, and non-fiction author. Her YA books included her popular GHOST HUNTRESS series, RADIATE, a fictionalized version of the cancer she went through as a teenage cheerleader, and POSER, about a South Beach Miami model who prefers to shy away from the limelight. Gibson’s Resisting Temptation series, includes the books CAN’T TOUCH THIS, CAN’T FIGHT THIS, and more to come.

She co-wrote THE OTHER SIDE: A TEEN’S GUIDE TO GHOST HUNTING AND THE PARANORMAL with her husband, TruTV and Travel Channel’s, Patrick Burns. She also co-authored CHRISTMAS MIRACLES and THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS with New York Times bestselling author, Cecil Murphy. She and her husband live in the Florida Keys in an RV motor home they loving call Midge, with their two rescue kitties, Madison and Boo. She can be found online in many places:

www.marleygibson.com
www.ghosthuntress.com
www.radiatebook.com
Facebook – marley.h.gibson
Twitter – @MarleyGibson

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about GHOST HUNTRESS: THE JOURNEY here!

GHOST HUNTRESS: THE JOURNEY

Teen psychic Kendall Moorehead is about to embark on the most dangerous and shocking ghost hunt of her life. After all, it isn’t every day that the ghost of Princess Diana steps in as a personal spirit guide. But Shy Di isn’t the only surprise awaiting Kendall and her team of teen paranormal superstars as they begin a whirlwind tour of Europe with renowned TV medium Oliver Bates.

As soon as Kendall sets foot on British soil she immediately encounters her first specter — a meeting that raises many questions, and sends her hot boyfriend Patrick rushing to help with the mystery… and to comfort in the way only a boyfriend can. Surely the trip to Paris and Rome will be even more romantic than this first day in London. That is if Kendall’s ex-boyfriend Jason stays out of the way.

But love problems and eerie British ghosts aren’t Kendall’s only problems. Team leader Oliver has brought along Scottish teen psychic Christian Campbell, a rising star with a sinister aura about him — literally. When Christian starts dabbling with a Ouija board during their paranormal investigations, things turn dark, as a potentially demonic entity named Dojo emerges. This being torments Kendall, making her doubt her mission and calling as a psychic. Kendall races to battle not only Christian and his shadowy methods, but also Dojo… wondering if both might be far more real than she wants to believe.

Buy GHOST HUNTRESS, THE JOURNEY here.

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Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win all 25 signed books by everyone on the blue team! Plus, you can also do the red team hunt, then you’ll have a chance to win 50 signed books!! To enter, you need to find my favorite number somewhere in this post–hint, it’s in red. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

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CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Tracy Deebs!
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And I’m doing a BONUS GIVEAWAY for my new book DEVIANTS here! Please enter to win one of two prize packs.   

 

Prize pack:
– signed hardcover copy of my new book, DEVIANTS (unsigned outside of North America)
– cool book-related swag (swag only mailed to North American addresses, sorry)

You get 5 bonus entries if your blog comment answers this question: What book does the clue for my favorite number come from?

     a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

HAPPY HUNTING!
On to the next site!

  90 comments for “YA Scavenger Hunt Begins!

  1. November 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you for the post and giveaway!

  2. November 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you for all the bonus content and this giveaway!
    -J.G.

  3. November 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    The other answer for the bonus points is Ghost Huntress: The Journey.
    -J.G.

  4. November 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    The book related to your favorite number is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

    Thank you.

  5. November 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

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  6. November 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Ohhhh So I just read an interesting article on Douglas Adams and the number 42. I never knew all those facts! (Thank you google) so I retract my first statement and would like to say The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy! If I may. Thanks so much!!
    -beth

  7. November 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Well to me the only significance to the number 42 is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I can not look at that number and think of anything else!

    thanks for hosting & participating!

  8. November 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    The number is from The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy!!
    Thanks, Holly
    littlebitahoney at hotmail dot com

  9. November 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I’m loving this scavenger hunt. So much fun!

  10. November 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    The answer to the question about the number 42 is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

  11. November 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you for a great stop and I really need to read A Hitchker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  12. November 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Your favourite is related to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  13. November 30, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Thanks so much for participating in the hunt! I love these.

  14. November 30, 2012 at 12:10 am

    the answer is The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! THanks!

  15. November 30, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Hiya doing both comments at once cuz I’m special or lazy like that! 8) Answer: Ghost Huntress: The Journey.

  16. November 30, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! And the book related to your fave number is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. 😀

  17. November 30, 2012 at 1:31 am

    42 comes from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, in which it is cited as the answer to “life, the universe, and everything.” I love these blog-hopping scavenger hunts!

  18. November 30, 2012 at 1:31 am

    The Hitchhicker’s Guide to the Galaxy! An excellent book!!

  19. November 30, 2012 at 1:37 am

    The book related to the number 42 is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  20. November 30, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!

    (Also, I LOVE your hair <3)

  21. November 30, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Thanks for the great post/giveaway. I have heard great things about Deviants, and am looking forward to reading it!

  22. November 30, 2012 at 2:20 am

    The book related to your favorite number is the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

  23. November 30, 2012 at 2:33 am

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  24. November 30, 2012 at 2:37 am

    YAY! Thanks, Maureen, for the awesome contest! Really enjoyed your Compliance sneak peek…and now I’m wondering about Cal and Burn. Is there a love triangle? I’m so intrigued (and confused)!

    Reposting to add that 42 is obviously the meaning of life…according to Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  25. May
    November 30, 2012 at 2:45 am

    The meaning of life by Douglas Adam!

  26. November 30, 2012 at 3:11 am

    I am having so much fun!!!

  27. Mariella
    November 30, 2012 at 4:03 am

    The number is from The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy!!

  28. November 30, 2012 at 4:06 am

    The book related to your favorite number,42, is Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  29. November 30, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Thank you for the giveaway and the answer to the bonus question is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

  30. November 30, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  31. November 30, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Thank you for the giveaway and the number 42 is from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

  32. November 30, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Thank you for the give away!!!

    Extra Point: Hitch.hikers guide to the Galaxy ;0)

  33. November 30, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. It’s fun getting to know new authors.

  34. November 30, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Also, I love Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s a cloest geek’s dream for obscure sci-fi stuff.

  35. November 30, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! Haven’t read it yet, but two characters argued about 42 vs 43 as the answer on the Big Bang Theory 2 weeks ago. :) Thanks for being part of the #YASH. It’s so much fun!

  36. November 30, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Thank you for all the bonus content and this giveaway! #YASH ROCKS!!!

  37. November 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for the post and for hosting a giveaway 😀

  38. November 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks so much for the giveaway :) The 42 refers to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

  39. November 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks so much for the chance!
    Answer to bonus question: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams.

  40. November 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    thank you a lot for the international giveaway

  41. November 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    the answer to your bonus question ‘ to which book 42 is related is) “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams

  42. Ash
    November 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Answer to the bonus question: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. Laetitia
    November 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Hello! Thank you for this great giveaway!

  44. November 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    42 ~ The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy :)

    Thank you so much!!!

  45. November 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I love this scavenger hunt! there are so many great new books!

  46. November 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is the book.

  47. November 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway option. Win or loose, I am really looking forward to reading your book.

    What book does the clue for my favorite number come from?: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Funny thing was the geek inside of my made such a big deal about it before I even made it down to the bottom.

  48. November 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway and for participating in YASH

  49. November 30, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    As for the bonus points the book that is associated with the number 42 is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  50. December 1, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    – 42 is from: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

    Jessica @ The Midnight Bookworm
    midnightbookworm@live.com

  51. Fifi
    December 1, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Your favorite number 42 is from….drum roll please….
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!!!!!!

    Thx so much for the giveaway, i really really really cannot wait to read your book!!!!!!!!
    :)
    -Fifi

  52. December 1, 2012 at 4:18 am

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  53. December 1, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Man!! Marley must have no time with her family if she is rolling out books like these all the time! That, or she is just that good. I’m thinking it’s the later. :) SUPER excited! Just LOVE this hunt. Thanks to everyone who runs, organize and to all the authors who participate in it!!

    The number 42 comes from the book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

  54. December 1, 2012 at 5:10 am

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  55. December 1, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Thank you so much for joining YASH and for the giveaway! The book related to your favorite number is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

  56. December 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Thank you for the giveaway! The other answer for the bonus points is Ghost Huntress: The Journey.

  57. December 1, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Thanx for being in the YASH and for hosting an awesome giveaway!!

  58. December 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    The book related to your favorite number 42 is “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams” 😀

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name – Rosemarie D

  59. December 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks for being a part of the awesome YASH! And for the extra giveaway!! 42 is related to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy : )

  60. December 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    your favorite number is related to the book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

  61. December 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  62. December 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
    bhwrn1@hotmail.com

  63. December 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Bonus: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

  64. December 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I`ll say the answer to your question is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Thanks for participating in the YASH!

  65. December 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Also I`d like to tell you that I join the mailing list but my email didn`t receive the suscription request! My computer has a problem with feedburnder, don`t know if it happends with other computers. My mail is lau_mn@hotmail.es. Hope like this you can see if it`s in the mailing list!

  66. December 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  67. December 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams!

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a wonderful giveaway!!

  68. December 1, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, of course.

  69. December 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. December 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    For the other comment entry, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy!

  71. Anonymous
    December 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!! And 42 is related to Deviants??

    Love #YASH <3

  72. December 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve always wanted to read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy but I’ve never got around to it!

  73. December 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I am very excited and crossing my fingers!!!

  74. December 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams!!

  75. December 1, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks so much for participating in the hunt Maureen! And the number 42 is related to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Loved the dolphins in the movie version.

  76. December 2, 2012 at 1:20 am

    yay! this was a fun post. lol. what is the meaning of life? lol

  77. December 2, 2012 at 1:20 am

    um. the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy? lol

  78. December 2, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Number 42 is from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Thanks for this giveaway!

  79. December 2, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway. The book related to your fave number is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

  80. December 2, 2012 at 5:08 am

    42 refers to the Hitchiker,s guide to the galaxy
    Thank you for the contest.

  81. December 2, 2012 at 6:19 am

    The book related to the number 42 is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy :) Thanks for hosting a giveaway and taking part in the YASH. It’s soo much fun.

  82. December 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    the number 42 is related to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!!!

  83. December 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks for the extra giveaway! I’ve now added your book to my TBR list :)
    Also The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the book your fav. number is related to.

  84. December 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    The answer to the bonus question is: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  85. December 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway

  86. December 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Hi, this is an awesome giveaway… The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is hopefully the answer about the book related to your favorite number. It’s the only book I can think of..

  87. December 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Hi! Deviants sound really good, it’s definitely on my TBR list! And the book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

    vampyreprincess109(at)gmail(dot)com

  88. December 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    42 = The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy :)
    Thanks for the chance!

  89. December 2, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’m a big fan of The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and I love the number 42 for that reason as well. I’d love to win Deviants, it sounds just my sort of thing.

  90. December 3, 2012 at 3:27 am

    the meaning of life can be found in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy :) great book!!

    thanks for all the fish!
    ~Lynne
    (tworeads.blogspot.com)

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