YA Scavenger Hunt: Red Team Go!

scavenger huntToday kicks off a spring YA Scavenger Hunt, and there are tons of great prizes to be won. You decide how much effort to put into it, but the rewards will definitely be commensurate with the time you spend visiting various sites and gathering clues.

There are three teams: RED, YELLOW, and BLUE.

I’m on the RED team, myself. red team If at any point, you get stuck, there’s help here.

Between all of us, there are a total of 60 books being given away. You can enter all three loops so you have a chance at all of them, or you can just do one team giveaway for a total of 20 books. Either way, it’s up to you. Pretty exciting stuff, right? You’ll also receive sneak peeks of bonus content along the way! This includes new scenes, deleted scenes, and cover reveals! You don’t want to miss any of it.

I have the pleasure of hosting the talented S.L. Naeole, author of the Belonging Trilogy: DARK VEIL. She’s also written about angels (the Grace series) and the Sidhe (the Faeble series). Let’s get to know her better before I show you the good stuff, okay?

author pic About Ms. Naeole, in her own words: “I write a lot, I dream a lot, and sometimes I write about what I dream. I’ve got a serious addiction to snark, and I’m not afraid to use my weapon of choice: sarcasm. With four children, a husband, a cat, and a few invisible friends, it’s never quiet in my home but, I suppose, that’s what makes escaping to my work that much more worthwhile. ”

Dark Veil About DARK VEIL: Fallon Timmons didn’t know what to expect from the small island her adopted parents grew up on, but whatever it was, she thought she was prepared for it. Then Liam appeared, all teeth and venom, with a warning to stay away from his sister Audrey and from him. It was a warning that she was not going to heed, no matter what the strangely attractive boy said.

Liam Mace was used to seeing the tourists on the Rock, and looked especially forward to them leaving. But Fallon wasn’t leaving. In fact, she was staying. Worse, his sister was growing attached to her, and that was never a good thing…

You never become attached to your food.

Black Cat Rock, or the Rock as it is called, is the home of the Panthus, shape-shifting cats of magnificent size and strength who live in their human skins only to protect their secret. During the day they catch fish to sell, or wait on and serve the tourists who come to visit their island, but at night, the fangs come out and the hunt begins as tourist becomes prey.

Does that whet your appetite? You should also check out the first book in her Faeble series, GOSSAMER. Which brings us to Ms. Naeole’s bonus content! You lucky readers get to check out the first four chapters of DAMSELFLY, which is the second book in the Faeble series. (I’ve read GOSSAMER and it’s really good.)

First four chapters of DAMSELFLY here.
To obtain access, enter the username YASH and the password YASH_2012 into the login section on the right.

If that wasn’t enough cool bonus content, you also get a second helping of awesome! Here’s the cover debut of SWEET SILENCE, the next book in her Belonging series.

Sweet Silence

And that’s not all! You can enter to win a copy of Ms. Naeole’s book by clicking here. Click and tweet; simple, right?

Don’t stop playing! To continue hunting for clues and reading more exciting, exclusive content, click on to JERI SMITH-READY’s blog. I know she has some delicious goodies waiting.

Finally, this post has been sponsored by the letter R. (Psst. This is an important clue. Remember it!)

PS – Go look for my exclusive content, too! At reader request, I rewrote a scene from Fade’s POV, so you get the first ever glimpse inside his head–and how he feels about Deuce. Oh, and you can also win a signed copy of ENCLAVE. So there’s that, too. *g* Happy hunting!

Special extra contest: Once you find my secret content in the hunt, come back & tell me what you thought in comments. And you could win…


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106 Responses to YA Scavenger Hunt: Red Team Go!

  1. christyna says:

    Very nice! I can’t wait to read Dark Veil

  2. CCAM says:

    I’m hooked! This hunt is so much fun!

  3. KB says:

    How can we win a signed copy of Enclave, is it by participating in the scavenger hunt?

  4. Ann Aguirre says:

    Yes, that’s correct. My book is one of those up for grabs on the Red Team.

  5. Thank you.Dark Veil sounds very intriguing!!

  6. I love this scavenger hunts. It’s a good way to find new book and authors.

  7. Rebecca Grimstead says:

    So excited about findin authors I’ve never heard of anf their books!!

  8. OMG! I’m loving this. It’s so much fun. I’m loving the new books I’m discovering! :D

  9. Mandie Baxter says:

    Incredible!! Exactly what I wanted to know from Fade when I picked this scene!! Loved the over protective side of him toward Deuce. And his thoughts on the hand holding!!!! So yeah. Loved it!

  10. First of all, I have to say that I adored Enclave. It’s one of my favorite dystopias thus far, and I have read a lot of them (70+ in the last year alone). I love Deuce’s strength and independence. That was one really amazing thing about getting a brief window into Fade’s perspective. In your brief story, we get to see what attracts him to Deuce, and it’s not her looks so much as her power. As much as I love powerful heroines, I also love heroes who respect the strength the girls possess and do not feel the need to get all macho in response to prove themselves.

    I wish I could go into greater detail, compare his voice to hers, perhaps discuss a tidbit of new information. Alas, I cannot, as I read Enclave sometime last year and my memory is pitiful. I remember enough to know where the scene was set and who the characters are, but the fine details are lost.

    Already I was starting to desperately want to reread Enclave, but, after reading that, I want to read it more! Of course, receiving an ARC of Outpost would be a really good excuse to go back and reread. ;)

    Loving this whole blog hop thing!

    cynicalsapphire at gmail dot com

  11. Alissa says:

    I really enjoyed the scene from Fade’s pov. I have been unfamiliar with your work previously, but I look forward to reading Enclave now. I’m interested. Thanks! I always love a new book! :)

  12. DeeDee Griffin says:

    Thanks for posting the bonus content. I loved reading Fade’s POV. I haven’t read Enclave yet but it’s definitely on my to-read list. Now I really need to read Deuce’s POV. I guess I’m doing this backwards!

  13. Kara Grant says:

    this was my first scavenger hunt, wow, very cool stuff! the clues were different, but after a while you do figure it out. it’s amazing how much time and involvement goes into this, but it’s very much appreciated. thanks for your giveaway as well, very nice :)

  14. Laurel Landau says:

    Wow, I just read the Fade POV story and I kind of have a crush…..I haven’t read Enclave yet, so I’m assuming this is in the book from Deuce’s POV? I’d love to read it!

    Thanks for the cool scavenger hunt and the extra content. :)

  15. Alia says:

    I was very intrigued! I want to read Enclave now, it seems as exciting as the Hunger Games!

  16. I love Fade and Duece’s relationship! I had already loved Fade, but seeing inside his head and how he feels made everything all the better!! :)

  17. Daniela says:

    I really liked Fade’s POV, it was amazing. And Enclave was just so enriching and plainly awesome. I loved it. I absolutely adored it.

  18. Denise says:

    I’ve got to say, Enclave was one of the best post-apocalyptic books I’ve read. I can’t wait for Outpost!

  19. Kathleen says:

    Awesome! The summary sounds amazing, and I really really want to read Enclave and Outpost!

  20. daniel c. says:

    This is so cool. I can’t believe I’ve never done this before. I love the scanvenger hunt!

  21. Mabel says:

    Great summary, great story. I love Enclave, and I can’t wait to read Outpost.

  22. Rachel says:

    I love reading the excerpts on this hunt! I will be back later to tell you what I think of your secret content!

  23. Stacy Miller says:

    I always love getting the story from another viewpoint. Makes me want to read Enclave again. Looking forward to Outpost.

  24. Waleska says:

    So much fun in my first hunt. Do you know if the book will be going to be also in spanish. Thanks.

  25. I too love getting into another characters head. It is interesting to see how he tries not to feel what he knows he is feeling. Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of the Scavenger Hunt!

  26. I’ve wanted to read your book forever! And I had no idea that there would be a sequel! Thanks os much for the giveaway!

  27. Maritza Robinson says:

    Thanks this is fun. I love this because I get to discover new books to read. Dark Veil sounds like a great read.

  28. Anjana Vasan says:

    Oh pleasepleasepleaasepleasepleasepleaseplease hope I win this! I heard about the awesomeness of Enclave last year and tried desperately to get it. I live in India so it wasn’t available anywhere..not even on the amazon kindle store..finally after a LOOONG wait, it was available and I bought the kindle book and literally fell in love with the book. Funny enough, I ordered my imported hardcover of Enclave (I’m usually an e-book person but buy physical books of the ones I really like..and we don’t get most books here) and just received it this morning.

    I really hope I win this because God knows when Outpost would be available in my country. I’ve been stalking the book on Goodreads forever tryin to see if there’s a cover yet :)

    Anyway, thanks so much for the giveaway. I tend to ramble, sorry.

    [email protected]

  29. Naomi H says:

    I love new POV’s!! I like to see what the blokes think! Thanx for being in the hunt

  30. Sarah Palo says:

    I haven’t got the chance to read Enclave yet but I heard raving reviews about it. I don’t know why it’s taking me this long to pick it up but this might be the reason why I will, finally! I must read Enclave before the sequel, yes? And I think I’m in love with Fade, I promise to read Enclave really really soon. Thank you so much. :)


  31. Great! I can’t wait to read Enclave!

  32. Olivia says:

    I really enjoyed Fade’s POV! It’s so interesting to read something from a different perspective :)

  33. Natalie Cleary says:

    I loved Enclave and thanks so much for Fades POV. Cant wait for book 2.

  34. abbie says:

    ayeeee!!! i lalalalalove it! :)

  35. shravya says:

    Ya scavenger hunt is an hunt is an amazing chance for the all the authors and readers to get together and have their own slice of awesomeness.!! If I could win the sequel of your amazing book enclave(which I fell in love with last year),it would just be like the icing on the cake :) And this is true-your books really do rock,I even loved your sci-fi series..! Btw-thanks for Fade’s pov,I love that guy…

  36. Carey says:

    I absolutely LOVED the Fade POV!!!! I didn’t know what your bonus material was going to be until I opened it… and man, I was so excited I jumped off the bed! I LOVE Enclave and can’t wait for Outpost to release. Good luck with the Hunt. Hope you get lots of good exposure!

  37. Dark Veil sounds amazing. I’ve added to my ever-expanding TBR list! :D

  38. Noelle Walker says:


  39. Laura says:

    Can’t wait to read Dark Veil now!

  40. Amanda says:

    I haven’t read Enclave yet but I really enjoyed your bonus content and because I enjoyed it so much I can’t wait to read Enclave!

  41. Kathleen says:

    Wow! Dark Veil sounds like an awesome read!

  42. Dark Veil sounds awesome! Thanks for hosting:) This hunt is a blast!

  43. Mia Lansford says:

    Love finding YA authors I didn’t know about.

  44. FREAKIN’ AWESOME! Thanks for the bonus content!

    And I think I’ll have to check out Dark Veil.

  45. Jordan says:

    I thought I couldn’t wait for Dark Veil to come out before….but now I am desperate!! Like fall on my knees begging and pleading in deperation desperate!!!!

  46. Carla Lee says:

    I haven’t had the chance to read Enclave yet, but it is definitely on my TBR list! Thank you so much for the bonus content from Fade’s POV! Makes me want to read your books even more! Thank you so much for participating in the hunt and for the giveaway!

    God bless,
    Carla Lee

  47. Nicole M says:

    I loved it! :D Thanks so much!

  48. Marissa says:

    Fade…sigh. Such a sweetie. Protective, caring and a gentle romantic, to boot!
    I love reading a males perspective, especially when you find out how in tune they seem to be with a certain a female. ;) Major Swoonage!
    I already have Enclave but, OMG, a chance for Outpost!?! You Rock!

  49. Rachel Elizabeth says:

    Awesome!! I love Fade, and I love getting to read from other characters’ POV. Thank you!

  50. Nikol Kelly says:

    I loved reading Fade’s POV, it is so sweet that he’s happy just holding her hand! I cannot wait to read Outpost!!

  51. Artemis says:

    Fade’s POV was amazing!!! Thank you for the giveaway and hunt.

  52. *SQUEE* I Loved it!! It was amazing and I really loved getting to see inside his head. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in the hunt :D

    All the best ♥

  53. Gabrielle says:

    I loved Fade’s POV! It was awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!

  54. Tiffany B says:

    Fade’s POV was amazing!! Thanks for sharing it and thanks for being a part of the YA Scavenger Hunt! Cant wait to hear more on your books :)

  55. Joanna W. says:

    Thanks for giving us Fade’s perspective from Enclave. It was really nice to actually get a feel of his toughts towards Duece. I’m looking forward to delving more into their chaotic world. Until then, I’ll be scavenging away!

  56. nata says:

    fun hunt!

  57. My first hunt! Exciting!! And Dark Veil sounds awesome! And thanks for the look into Enclave!

  58. Kaylee V says:

    I loved it! Hooked!

  59. Erika says:

    I loved reading about Fade’s point of view! Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt! :)

  60. Erika Stroup says:

    I can not wait now!! Dark Veil looks sweet as well!!

  61. Suzanne Rauch says:

    I loved reading your bonus content from Fade’s POV! Thanks for doing this!

  62. Juana says:

    Very interesting book will be adding it to my “to read” list :)

  63. Rhianna James says:

    Reading from Fade’s perspective was intriguing, and I cannot WAIT to read more! Thanks. :]

  64. Carina Olsen says:

    Yay! Thank you for the POV of Fade. <3 I adore him. And omg! Thank you for this giveaway :D *Fingers crossed* <3
    Love, Carina

  65. Renée says:

    I loved it, but it was way to short!!! hihi

    love, Renée aka novelnutcase

  66. Pragya says:

    Very excited. Can’t wait.


  67. sienny says:

    ah.. my first scavenger hunt.. hope i’ll made it safely :)

  68. TracyH says:

    I look forward to reading your books.

  69. Katrina T. says:

    Nice giveaway! I am enjoying the scavenger hunt so far! I found the story from Fade’s POV and I loved it!

    It’s still a long wait til Outpost’s release and but this bonus material got me so excited again that I just might re-read Enclave while waiting!

  70. Evie says:

    That secret content was so intense! I want to read more :)

  71. Madiha Assegaf says:

    I love reading Enclave. I’ve already read it three times and I made my friends read it too. The scene from Fade’s POV is awesome and I hope to read more scenes from his POV. I can’t wait until the second book comes out!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. megaavidreader says:

    Almost through collecting letters… I’m hoping to finish Red team by two… I love the HUNT!

  73. Kaitlin Snider says:

    I haven’t read Enclave, but it sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  74. Mad says:

    I read Enclave and it was one of my favorite books I’ve read this year! My favorite character was Deuce and next was Fade. I really like Fade and it’s good to know that he feels the same way about Deuce that Deuce does about him. I liked reading from Fade’s POV, but wish it had been from a scene towards the end of the book when Fade starts pulling away from her. I really wanted to know what he was thinking then, but I could kind of guess. I can’t wait to read Outpost! I hope Fade and Deuce make up.

  75. Carie says:

    I LOVED the Fade POV!! Desperately want him and Deuce together–hope she finally wakes up in Outpost. I CAN’T WAIT to read it!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Chrisina says:

    i really really wanna read this book. i twitted about the scavenger hunt https://twitter.com/#!/ChristinaAndra1/status/186159879994609664

  77. Christina B. says:

    I haven’t read Enclave yet, but I have a copy, and Fade’s POV makes me think I should get on that :).

  78. Maritza Robinson says:

    This is great. I am loving this scavenger hunt. I have put so many books on my TBR list that I have been discovering along the way on this hunt. It’s my first one. Thanks for giveaway and participating.

  79. Holly Forbes says:

    I loved it!! Thanks for sharing!!

  80. shannon Forbes says:


  81. Holly Forbes says:

    I loved it!! Thanks for sharing!! Loved Enclave!! This is so much fun!

  82. Darci Forbes says:

    Wow! Loved it!

  83. Katie Forbes says:

    Cool! I loved it : ) This Scavenger Hunt is so much fun!!!

  84. Rosalba says:

    OMG, it’s so good=)i just can’t wait…..it’s awesome=)

  85. Rosalba says:

    I think it is really good=)AWESOME

  86. Renee Sherman says:

    Love to see what all the author have on there pages:)

  87. Kristina says:

    It was amazing to get a peak inside Fade’s head and to see how protective he is of her. Loved it!!!

  88. Kristina says:

    My email was wrong in the last comment.

  89. Amanda says:

    So excited so excited!

  90. Jenn says:

    Thanks! I can’t wait to read Dark Veil ;) so far so good I lovin’ the scavenger hunt!

    • Jenn says:

      Just read the extra content, haven’t read your other works but I’m now hooked! LOVE IT :D

  91. Marie R says:

    I really enjoyed the extra content, I love reading other characters POVs.

  92. Aydrea says:

    OMG I loved Fade’s POV, he is too adorable! I cannot wait for Outpost!

  93. Ashley D. says:

    I loved reading from Fade’s point of view. Such a great excerpt. Thanks for sharing that with us!! :)

  94. Teresa L says:

    I definitely would want to read Enclave and when I’m done I’ll go and re-read Fade’s pov. I love the way it’s written!

  95. Chancie K says:

    I haven’t read Enclave but I loved Fade’s POV scene! It makes me want to start Enclave so bad now! I’m getting it as soon as possible:)

  96. Gabbie says:

    Its been a while since I’ve read Enclave but I recognised that scene. I loved it! I didn’t know Fade had liked Deuce from before they got partnered. He was so sweet in that scene :)

  97. Elena Sanchez says:

    Sounds super interesting. Can’t wait until I get a chance to read your other works! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  98. Lindsey Gray says:

    Sounds like something I could really sink my teeth into!

  99. Kai A. says:

    Oh wow, I just read the exclusive content and I think I fell in love with Fade just a little bit more. That was awesome! To finally know what goes on in his mind, not just Deuce’s. I simply can’t wait for Outpost to come out!

  100. Nadine says:

    Wow! Thank you so much for the extras and for doing this for everyone.

  101. Ileana A. says:

    I want to read mooooore!!! :)

  102. bookworm23 says:

    Thanks for the extras.