YASH (Young Adult Scavenger Hunt) Time!

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 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!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PINK TEAM–but there is also a team pinkRED, BLUE, GOLD, GREEN,ORANGE, TEAL, and PURPLE for a chance to win a whole different set of 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 page.

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the pink 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 October 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting Caroline T. Patti on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Caroline T. Patti is the author of The World Spins Madly On, Too Late to Apologize, A Little Faith and Life After You (Sept. 2015). She’s a former school librarian and teacher, avid reader, and Green Bay Packer fan. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, she’s probably on Twitter (carepatti).
Caroline’s book, Into the Dark, looks and sounds absolutely fascinating. I can’t wait to get a chance to read it!
YASH2015authorbookA girl’s sweet sixteen party is supposed to be among the most memorable events of her life. But on the night of hers, Mercy Clare wakes in the waiting room of a hospital with no memory of how she got there. To make matters worse, she’s wearing something she’d never be caught dead in: her best friend Lyla’s clothes. Mercy’s nightmare is just beginning. The doctor arrives to tell her that it’s she who lies in the hospital bed waiting to die. A trip to the bathroom confirms Mercy’s fears, as Lyla’s face stares back at her and Lyla’s curvy figure pokes through her tight clothes. But finding out what’s really going on won’t be easy. Because if Mercy wants her body back, it might just cost Lyla her life.
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here!
Caroline has a deleted scene to share with us today. Here it is…

                  I got off late from Wally’s. Again. I knew my dad was going to be pissed off when I got home. He hated that I worked in a pub and he hated it even more that my shifts kept me out until the wee hours of the night on a pretty regular basis.

                  All the lights were on when I pulled up to the house. “Perfect.”
                  I slammed the car door and trudged up the path preparing myself for the nightly scolding.
                  “Hey Dad.” The wooden screen door slapped against the frame.
                  “You’re late.” His voice came from the kitchen.
                  “Sorry. Full house tonight. Kate really needed my help.”
                  “You have finals tomorrow.”
                  “Got it covered.” I didn’t wait for a response before fleeing to my room. Securing the deadbolt, I breathed a sigh of relief.
                  A hand clamped down on my mouth. I gasped, dropping my keys to the floor.
                  “Don’t scream.” He whispered into my neck.
                  I turned and shoved him off. “Jesus Christ, Jay! You scared the shit out of me.”
                  “Sorry.” He laughed, throwing his hands up in playful surrender.
                  “My Dad’s still awake.”
                  “I know.” His chest puffed out as he walked toward me. “Do you know how quiet I had to be? I’ve been bored off my ass waiting for you.” He flashed me his most charming smile. “You were supposed to be home an hour ago.”
                  “You sound like my dad.”
                  I flipped on the light. He squinted, covering his face
.                 “Damn, C, this place is a disaster.” Jay shook his head.
                  “Please, like your room is any better! At least I have an excuse.”
                  Illuminated, it was no longer possible to deny that my room looked like a post-disaster photo-op. The room was divided in two packing stages, first my trip with Millie, and second, the move to San Francisco. There were boxes everywhere, stacked and huddled in corners. Buried beneath packing material was my desk. It was a miracle I was able to study in this mess. Crammed in the far corner of the room, my bed was unmade and calling to me.
                  “Jay, I’m really tired. I need to get some sleep.”
                  “Fine with me.” He slid off his shoes.
                  “You can’t stay here tonight.” I protested, handing his shoes back to him.
                  “Why not?” Effortlessly, he slid his belt off.
                  “Jay.” I laughed, shaking my head at his cheesy striptease.
                  Shirtless, he grabbed me by the waist. I hid my face, leaving my neck open. His lips met my throat and my breath stopped. Eyes closed, I leaned into his kiss.
                  He reached behind me and flipped off the lights.
                  Fifteen minutes later I fell asleep with Jay’s body intertwined with mine.
                  My heavy eyelids were no match for the sunlight that came pouring through the windows. My head felt sluggish. Next to me Jay moaned.
                  “Claire.” My father pounded on the door. “It’s almost seven.”
                  I shoved Jay with all of my five foot six frame.
                  “Claire, are you awake?” The doorknob rattled. Thank god for the deadbolt I installed a few months prior when Jay started sleeping over regularly.
                  “Yeah Dad, I’m up.”
 I finally managed to rouse Jay from slumber. Hearing my father’s voice, he sprang from my bed and dashed to grab his jeans and shoes. He was half way out the window by the time I slid my bathrobe around me.
                  “Love you.” He called over his shoulder.
                  “Love you too.”

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Jennifer Tressen, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 17. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the pink team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author Denise Jaden!
I’m giving away a couple prizes so check it out to win because come on, who doesn’t love to win stuff?
Click the link below to win a $5 Amazon giftcard and signed copies of “Castle in the Air” and “Sleeping in the Morgue

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Enter to win a $15 Amazon giftcard when you purchase either “Castle in the Air” or “Sleeping in the Morgue” on Amazon and send me the Amazon order number.

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Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. Enjoy the hunt!!!

Have a wonderful day and happy reading!



  1. Whenever something happens in a book that could never happen to me I’m already pleased 🙂

  2. My favourite type of book to read is an undiscovered sci-fi because they make me think about all the possibilities of the future with science and they make me feel special cause I know a book that others don’t.

  3. I like dystopian books they reflect so much truth about society.

  4. Love the concept of YA Scavenger Hunt! It’s my first time joining. Btw, I love reading books that ends up tragically. I love torturing myself with painful scenes 🙂

  5. I prefer to dip into speculative fiction in general, because I love getting lost in strange worlds (from alien planets to fairyland).

  6. Thais Pampado says:

    I love fantasy books because I get to know so many different worlds! 😀

  7. Haha well I accidentally commented on a different page haha. But I love reading Dystopians because I think its crazy how much of a power trip governments can be on. Also I thinks its so interesting how far someone will go to survive. I also like all the thought that the authors have to pt into them to create the world.

  8. Aracellis says:

    I love dystopian books because when I’m reading them, I think I’m in the present and the future at the same time. The sensation is amazing *-*

  9. Hannah Mac says:

    I love fantasy adventure with a bit of romance.

  10. Fantasy! I love the adventure and the magic. 🙂

  11. Favorite type of books are cookbooks. The pictures make the food seem so real that I could imagine eating them in real life. The problem is that sometimes the book gets repetitive in the writing. I think I have read the word egg like 100,000 times.

  12. Merisha Abbott says:

    my favorite YA books are dystopian and paranormal but I love really anything when it comes to books!

  13. Megan @ reading away the days says:

    My favourite to read is PNR.

  14. I love to read historical fiction because I love reading about fictionalized stories set in the past.

  15. depends how it’s written, but needs an HEA

  16. Favorite genre of book I like to read is Fantasy because all the authors make up their own unique stories by using the same fantasy creatures but with different powers 😀

  17. eli yanti says:

    i read all genre except horror and thiller but now i’m more like reading YA contem

  18. usually something magical or fantasy/urban fantasy. i dunno why. i guess i’ve just always believed in the paranormal so then here it is…

  19. Kate Pierson says:

    I love anything YA (I know its cheating). But seriously I love young adult books, they are my genre.

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