Tuesday, October 3, 2017

YA Scavenger Hunt & Giveaway!

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 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!

But first, I want to take a moment to introduce myself! I'm Kristin Smith, your hostess for this leg of the hunt. Be sure to enter my Giveaway at the very end of the post!!


I love fall.

My favorite store is Home Goods because I adore decorating.

I have a slight pillow fetish.

I'm the mother of 5 boys (my house is loud and crazy).

I'm a big fan of Karaoke and Just Dance.

I may or may not have a stash of chocolate in my nightstand.

I usually write on my bed.

Now back to the Hunt!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SEVEN contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the ORANGE TEAM—but there is also a red team, a gold team, a blue team, a green team, a pink 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.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the orange 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, October 8th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting C.M. Boers on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Obscured was C. M.'s debut novel. What began as a way to spend her free time slowly transitioned into a passion for writing. She's currently working on her fourth novel​. The best is yet to come!

C. M. is a mother of three. She grew up in the sunshine state of Arizona with a love of reading and an ambition to write. But never took her writing seriously until after the birth of her first child. After that she took up writing more seriously in her spare time and hasn't stopped since.

Find out more information by checking out her author website HERE. Or you can purchase her book HERE. And for this week ONLY, Obscured is 99 cents, so hurry and grab your copy!

About the Book:

Abby Martin thought she was an ordinary girl about to start high school. But when her mom announces that they’re moving to Arizona, vivid nightmares start plaguing Abby’s nights. As she settles into her new school and a cute guy named Pete catches her eye, she hopes that life might somehow get back to normal. To Abby’s horror, “normal” becomes a thing of the past as she’s swept up into a world of immortal protectors wielding supernatural gifts. When Abby realizes she’s a pawn in a centuries-old feud, she must figure out who she can trust before she’s caught in the crossfire.

Prepare yourself for heart-pounding suspense in the world of Obscured, where nothing is as it seems and danger lurks in unexpected places.

Obscured Buy Links:

Abby's Favorites
This or that

  1. Tea or soda?
  1. Cake or pie?
  1. Ice cream or sherbet?
Ice cream
  1. Fast food or sit-down restaurant?
Well, this depends on my mood, but sit-down.
  1. Chocolate or vanilla?
Mmm. . .Chocolate
  1. Pulp or no pulp?
No pulp, yuck.
  1. Pancakes or waffles?
  1. Football or baseball?
I don't watch either, but if I had to it would be football.
  1. Ocean or mountains?
Ocean of course.
  1. Running or walking?
Walking. I hate running.
  1. Video games or board games?
Board games
  1. Book or movie?
  1. Sneakers or flip-flops?
Flip flops, easier to slip off and bury your feet in the sand!
  1. Bare feet or shoes?
Bare, always bare.
  1. Bikini or one piece?
One piece. Unless it's a tankini.
  1. Boxers or briefs?
How about Boxer briefs.
  1. Bracelet or necklace?
  1. Facial hair or clean shaven?
Clean shaven
  1. Funny or romantic?
Both, at the right times.
  1. Roses or wildflowers?
  1. Calling or texting?
  1. Bath or shower?
Both, depends on how I'm feeling.
  1. Weird or normal?
Ha! Nothing about my life has been normal for a long time. I guess I'll go with Weird.
  1. Evil or good?
Good, I've had enough of evil.
  1. Earthquake or tornado?
Been in many earthquake from my days of living in California, so I'll go with that.


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a bundle of awesome books by all of the authors on the orange team! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 12. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the orange team and you'll have all the secret codes to enter for the grand prize!


But before you go, don't forget to enter my individual Giveaway for a chance to win a paperback copy of FORGOTTEN (Book #2 in the Deception Game series) and some awesome swag! (Prize is for US residents only. International winners will receive ebook instead.)

Prize does not include everything pictured. 

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To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author—TAMAR SLOAN! Click on her name to be redirected to her website.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  1. Dystopian for sure. Except I have anxiety so there are little books on my bookshelf that have been there years that I haven't finished. One way I combat this is when I get to a place where I can't read anymore (normally its because I'm afraid of who dies) I go to the end or (if I'm still aways a way) I go a few chapters ahead and then I work my way backwards. #anxietyproblems

  2. I like all genres, but I'd say contemporary

  3. Contemporary fantasy would have to be my favorite! I love the fantasy genre, and it's fascinating to see supernatural elements play out in the modern world...

  4. Contemporary YA is my favorite, although I just finished Warcross which is making me seek out sci-fi now.

  5. I love a wide variety of genres, but some of my favorites are romance, contemporary, and dystopian.

  6. Paranormal is my favorite YA sub-genre, but to be honest I will read pretty much anything YA! Thanks for the hunt and I can't wait for the Forgotten

  7. My favorites are PNR and Dystopian

  8. Absolutely love paranormal and fanasty.
    Thank you for this wonderful chance!

  9. usually anything paranormal or scifi is great

  10. My favourite is fantasy, but I read everything!

  11. I like most genres, but contemporary is quickly becoming one of my favourites along with fantasy!(:

  12. I like pretty much all genres but fantasy/sci-fi is my favorite.

  13. For a long time I was into paranormal, then I really got into fantasy and I also dabble in contemporary :-):-)

  14. Maybe fantasy and sometimes contemporary are usually my favorite.

  15. honestly, I like anything and everything YA. I read it all, contemporary, romance, historical, scifi, fantasy, adventure, horror, I just love YA in general and can't get enough of it! Oh, and dystopias, i love those too!

  16. I love dystopian, science fiction is a close second x

  17. I like contemporary, romance, fantasy, suspense, adventure and retelling.

  18. Dystopian or fantasy is my favorite YA genre!

  19. I love fantasy and paranormal. Really anything with some magic involvement.

  20. YA historical fiction and retelling are my favorites!

  21. Hi.
    Thank you for the amazing opportunity.
    Hard question.. I read so much and I read almost all sub-genres if is a romance or if has any sort of romantic bend.
    It really depends of my mood. Sometimes I want a dystopian, sometimes paranormal, sometimes fantasy, sometimes contemporary and other times I like historical. I guess my least favorite would be horror.

  22. Honestly....I love anything and everything! I always need to switch it up! As long as I get lost in the book....it is perfect!!! :) Thanks for joining the hunt and for the extra giveaway! I love YASH because I get to know new authors and books! :)

  23. Fantasy is my favorite YA genre!

  24. I love all genres but I think paranormal YA books are fun.

  25. What a fun way to promote the books. Summer is my favorite season, but I do enjoy the cooler evenings in the fall.


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