Hello all, and welcome to my stop on the YA SCAVENGER HUNT!

Confused about anything hunt related? Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. Basically, there are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or both! 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!

Go Blue Team Go Blue Team Go!


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 April 7th at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
And in addition to the grand prize, I have two additional prizes to give away today: A copy of my guest’s debut novel, and a copy of the not-out-yet paperback of For Darkness Shows the Stars (now with special features!). You can enter either of these contests below, but keep on going with the rest of the Scavenger Hunt to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE.

Today, I have the great pleasure of hosting debut author Justina Ireland, whose first novel, VENGEANCE BOUND, came out on Tuesday!

First novel, guys. Ah, those were the days… The days before Kindle, before Goodreads, when there was a Borders Express in ever mall…

Yeah, I feel old.

But enough about me! Let’s talk about Justina’s new book, VENGEANCE BOUND.

The Goddess Test meets Dexter in an edgy, compelling debut about one teen’s quest for revenge…no matter how far it takes her.

Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but by night, she tracks down targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down Justice upon them.

Cory’s perfected her system of survival, but when she meets a mysterious boy named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure out how she feels about him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her head around a guy. But does this mean that Cory’s finally found someone who she can trust, or are there greater factors at work? As Cory’s mind becomes a battlefield, with the Furies fighting for control, Cory will have to put everything on the line to hold on to what she’s worked so hard to build.


Doesn’t that sound cool? You can definitely see the Dexter inspiration in the cover, with the stark white and the red lettering. I love the whole snakes and Greek columns thing. So cool…

I met Justina a few months ago at a booksigning for some local authors here in the D.C. area, so I feel very lucky to be able to host her here for the Scavenger Hunt. Like me, Justina has a husband, a kid and a dog, and, also like me, she loves writing about kick-ass ladies with serious problems to face.

In honor of the YA Scavenger hunt, Justina is giving you all a sneak peek of VENGEANCE BOUND on her website, here. The password to access the exclusive content is: awesome

For the hunt, you need to know that my my favorite number is 13. 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!

Thank you so much for visiting and participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt. While you’re here, I’d love for you to check out my books. Make sure you make it to the page where I’m hiding on the hunt, for an extra-special sneak peek at my October novel, ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA. The password can ONLY be found in the YA Scavenger Hunt!

And don’t forget to enter the two giveaways I’m hosting here:

For Darkness Shows the Stars Paperback Extras Edition:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway

And now, for the next stop on the Scavenger Hunt, head on over to the blog of Tara Fuller. Good luck!

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7 Responses to YA SCAVENGER HUNT 2013

  1. shahad says:

    the number is not in blue… but i got it anyways

  2. Mary H says:

    Different colors for each number does make it more difficult to find the numbers…but if it were easier, the hunt would be less of a hunt and therefore much less fun! 😉 Thanks for being part of the YASH and doing extra giveaways! I love how YA authors as a whole always go the extra mile for the readers. You guys rock.

    Also, “The Care and Feeding of your Baby Killer Unicorn” was brilliant. 🙂

    • Diana says:


      Re: the numbers — I’m not sure what you mean. There aren’t different colors for different numbers. There’s one number. I was told to put it in red. I follow directions. 😉

      • Mary H says:

        I mean different authors put their numbers in different colors. Some used blue, some red, some white. *shrugs* Not entirely cohesive, but it’s not a problem.

  3. Armando Read says:

    ¡Thank you! You are right about the Dexter inspiration in the cover, je!

  4. Thanks for participating in YASH and for hosting an additional giveaway!