YA Scavenger Hunt Is Afoot! (Plus: Mega-Bonus Contest)

Scavenger huntWelcome to this stop of the YA Scavenger Hunt extravaganza!

I'm Gwenda Bond *wave* and my stop on the hunt is being hosted by my wonderful agent sister Paula Stokes, where you can take a gander at a deleted scene from Girl on a Wire (it's from early on the book, so shouldn't spoil things if you haven't read it yet and it's where Jules actually convinces her dad to go to the Cirque, plus there's pie).

If you're new to the 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 Team blue72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or both! (Go for two, three, or all! These are pretty amazing prize packages we're talking about here.) I'm a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there are also five other teams with 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 homepage. (And an extra round of *applause* for organizers extraordinaire Colleen Houck and Beth Revis.)




Directions: Somewhere 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 October 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.




Today I'm so excited to be hosting Angela Myron.

  image from www.angelamyron.com

Angela Myron was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1973. She grew up in the piney forests of southern British Columbia, studying tiny blue bells, dodging hidden cacti, and creating fantasy worlds in her back yard.

Angela studied biology and professional writing at the University of Victoria in Canada and San Francisco State University. She wrote grant proposals for nonprofits, technical manuals for software, and freelance journalism before writing fiction.

Find out more information by checking out her author website or buy the book.

For this hunt Angela is featuring the Ennara Series: ENNARA AND THE BOOK OF SHADOWS.




image from ecx.images-amazon.com

When strange accidents start happening around thirteen year-old necromancer Ennara and her friends, she must search for the mysterious stolen artifacts causing the attacks while learning the highest form of magic—the spells that could prevent the fruition of a terrible prophecy.

And now Angela offers a never-before scene from the first book in her series.



Thanks so much for having my on your blog, Gwenda! I’m so excited to be here.

My exclusive content is a scene that I never intended to be included in my book, Ennara and the Fallen Druid. But, when writing the first scene of the book, I felt the need to write at least one scene from the perspective of the monster that attacks my heroine, Ennara, if only to understand it better. So here is a prequel scene to the book, from the perspective of the shadespawn…


Snipped cause the hunt's over!


Cool, right? Don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Angela Myron, and more! To enter, you need to know my favorite number: If it was a date, it'd be Friday the 13th. 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!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! The next author is Amanda Ashby.

Happy hunting!


While  you're here, you can also enter a BONUS CONTEST of mine:  
I'll be giving away a Kindle Paperwhite with a custom cover designed to look like the gorgeous Girl on a Wire cover and pre-loaded with a copy of the e-book and a signed copy of the book in whatever other format the winner chooses from hardcover, paperback or audiobook. 
To enter do any of the following and drop me a comment with the details below:

Don't forget to drop a comment on this post afterward to enter–if you do multiple things or have already done these things previously, note that and each thing will count for one entry. Your email address will be hidden, but make sure to include it so I can contact you if you win. At the end of the hunt, I'll announce the winner. You can see what the Paperwhite looks like here. Yay!

97 Responses to “YA Scavenger Hunt Is Afoot! (Plus: Mega-Bonus Contest)”

  1. Kathy L.

    I did all four! My twitter handle is @KathyLynnFrank and here’s a link to my to read list on Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/16638477?shelf=to-read

  2. Trisha Schmidt

    I followed you on Twitter (I’m @seeredwrite) and added Girl on a Wire to my Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/14658323-trisha-schmidt?utf8=%E2%9C%93&shelf=to-read&per_page=40

  3. Kristia

    I added Girl on Wire on my TBR list as Kristia Miltiadou
    I added Lois Lane:Fallout on my TBR list as Kristia Miltiadou
    and followed on twitter @InUraniborg
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  4. Kiara

    Followed (writer darling), mailing list (spunkykiara), and added both books on goodreads (Kiara M)

  5. Jess Kidding

    I followed on Twitter: @JesKiddingBooks. Thanks so much for hosting this in addition to YASH. 🙂

  6. Stephanie H

    Followed on Twitter: @Stephalaughagus
    mailing list: (blackbeltblondie)
    And I added both books to my GoodReads TBR list: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/23379502-stephanie?shelf=to-read
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Kimberly Woodall

    I did all four. Thank you for the contest!

  8. kara m

    I’ll support (:! I did em all!
    twitter: @kayy_ok

  9. Jay S

    I did all 4 🙂
    My Twitter is: @TheDrama_Queenx
    My Goodreads To read list: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/20235219?shelf=to-read Added both books.
    Also signed up to your newsletter.
    Thanks for the contest.
    Awesome cover btw 😀

  10. van pham

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Following via Twitter @vanpham88
    Added both books to GR list: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3043015?shelf=to-read

  11. Natalie

    I did some of ’em!
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/12682794?shelf=to-read (I did both books)
    Thank you bunches 😀

  12. Pam

    Hi! Thanks for this opportunity!
    I did everything except follow on Twitter because I’ve reached my limit of the number of people I can follow. 🙁
    My to-be read list: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6701070?page=89&shelf=to-read
    My wish list: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/5RWJSEMQEKG7/ref=topnav_lists_1
    My email for the newsletter: vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Sandy

    I did all four as well. Twitter @slee1999; Goodreads for both books https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/12374092?shelf=to-read; newsletter with the same email as the blog post

  14. Agnès

    I followed you on Twitter as @Margali87. I added both books on my TBR list on Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/28855236?shelf=to-read and I Suscribed to the newsletter with the same email as the blog post 🙂

  15. Sean Chou

    Followed on twitter. @seanchou
    Also subscribed to your newsletter

  16. Mel P.

    Followed, added to TBR, and subscribed! Thanks for the contest.

  17. Sabrina

    Thanks so much for doing this giveaway! I did all four!(:

  18. Litza

    I followed on Twitter and added the book to my Goodreads. That cover is AMAZING! I love it to bits! Thanks for the bonus giveaway on this most awesome Hunt. 🙂
    @litzalou on Twitter and email address is litzalou(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. Heather Dowell

    I followed on twitter!

  20. Sofia Torosian

    Twitter follower: @RoseVAcademy
    Added both books on Goodreads : Sophia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)

  21. Bibliophileprincess.wordpress.com

    I already follow you on twitter @bibliophileKate
    added Girl on Wire on both Good Reads and Amazon (Katherina Barney)
    added Lois Lane to both Good Reads and Amazon
    and I was added to newsletter.
    Don’t know if adding to GR and amazon count as separate entries so I either have 4 or 6. However you count them

  22. Zairah Divino

    Already following on twitter (@donyapotpot) 🙂

  23. Jordan

    Followed on Twitter @jw08k
    Signed up for newsletter yabookmadness@gmail.com
    Added both to my TBR https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3293360-jordan?shelf=to-read

  24. Natalie @ Book Lovers Life

    I added both books to Goodreads as nat cleary
    Signed up for the newsletter natcleary at gmail dot com
    Follow on Twitter as @natcleary

  25. Ruthsic

    Twitter follow – @Ruthsic
    Added both to Goodreads TBR – Krutula https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7220682-krutula

  26. Courtney Whisenant

    I did all 4.
    @sweetdz11 on twitter 🙂

  27. Kaniesha

    Followed on twitter from @deuxlectrices and added Girl on a Wire to my TBR 🙂

  28. Ashfa Anwer

    Followed on Twitter as @TopsyTurvy_Ash
    Signed up for your newsletter: blackcapballistics AT gmail DOT com
    Added both books to my GR TBR shelf as Ashfa Anwer
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Amy P.

    I subscribed to your newsletter. Thank you for the giveaway!

  30. Melissa M.

    I followed on Twitter: @MissPhyre and I tried to subscribe to your newsletter but I’m not sure if it went through, markland23@hotmail.com

  31. Malia (Romance Schmomance)

    This scavenger hunt has been such a fun one!
    Followed on twitter : @RomnceSchmomnce
    Subscribed : cantstopreadingromance@gmail.com
    Added on GR : http://goodreads.com/romanceschmomance

  32. Heather

    I did 3 of 4. Subscribed to newsletter and added the two books to my amazon wishlist. Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway!

  33. Evie

    Subscribed to the newsletter.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  34. Justine W

    Awesome giveaway!
    (I did all four.)
    My twitter handle: @theYAlitchick
    TBR Shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7513855-justine-winans?order=d&shelf=to-read&sort=date_added

  35. Kate Cecce

    All 4 done!
    Goodreads (Kate Cecce)
    Twitter (@Luv2read739)

  36. Artemis Giote

    I did everything.
    Twiter as @artdem83
    Email: artgiote at gmail dot com
    My to-be read list: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4929880-diana-giote?page=54&shelf=to-read
    My wish list: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/165UPQIWK0XI7/ref=cm_wl_huc_view
    Thank you for the chance!!!

  37. Kira Budge

    I’ve added the Lois Lane one already–Excited about it!

  38. Bethany Farwell

    I did all 4, and because I’m slightly obsessed with Goodreads, i requested you as a friend 🙂 [no pressure!]

  39. Tiffany

    I did all 4 @gilchristiff is my twitter and Tiffany Gilchrist is my goodreads. Thank you!

  40. Emz Chang

    I did all four of them! 🙂
    Twitter: @EmzChang
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/14141789-emz-chang?shelf=to-read
    Email: same as this one under Emz Chang
    Thanks for the giveaway! 😀

  41. Baggins (Kim Waters)

    I followed on Twitter – as @bookishbaggins
    I subscribed to your newsletter (same email used to comment here)
    I added BOTH books to my Goodreads TBR shelf – as Kim Waters

  42. Nicole M

    I did all four of them:
    Twitter: @nmetivier612
    Amazon wishlists:
    Email: same as here

  43. Merisha Abbott

    I did all four of them
    Twitter @MerishaAbbott
    Goodreads- Merisha28

  44. Writerquirk

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Followed on Twitter: @writerquirk
    -Added Girl on a Wire to Goodreads TBR: Shalena (Writer Quirk) Mathews
    -Added book Lois Lane: Fallout to Goodreads TBR: same as above

  45. Laura

    I followed you on twitter @zeebs111 🙂

  46. Shai Villanueva

    I did all. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Twitter: @shaimaevi
    Goodreads: Yash Levi – http://goodreads.com/themeanderingsoul

  47. Vahhaba

    Thanks for the additional giveaway. I followed you on twitter as @YA_book_Fanatic.

  48. Rachel Patrick

    I already follow you on Twitter (@RachelllRaeee) and have added both books on my Goodreads (Rachel Patrick). And I’m a subscriber (rachelpatrick93ATyahooDOTcom)! Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Denise

    I did all four!
    I followed you on Twitter (@cheshirescatty)
    I added both books on my Goodreads. (link to my TBR list: http://www.gwendabond.com/bondgirl/press.html)
    And I subscribed to your newsletter – xxdnapril(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thank you so much for the giveaway

  50. Von P.

    I did all four. I followed you on Twitter using the ID, @mrbookwonder. I also added all your books, http://goodreads.com/mrbookwonder. And finally, signed up on your newsletter.

  51. Bookserieslover

    twitter bookserieslover

  52. Winona

    I am now following on Twitter :3 My Twitter is @winonanephilim, also I am here to spread a little #doonlove 😉

  53. Melissa Robles

    Did everything! Twitter handle:@MeliRobles
    Goodreads shelf: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6383562?shelf=to-read
    Suscribed with melissa.rob168(at)gmail.com
    Thanks <3

  54. Samantha Wallace

    I signed up for your newsletter with wallace71(at)mctc(dot)com. Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂

  55. Alessandra

    Do it! Thanks for the chance!
    @CityOfHeartBeat (twitter)
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/19578588?order=d&shelf=to-read&sort=date_added (goodreads)
    I sign up for newsletter! 😉

  56. Hannah M

    Thank you! I did all four (followed on twitter, liked on goodreads and signed up for the newsletter)

  57. Lynanne Carroll

    Thanks for the stellar giveaway and for participating in the YASH! 🙂
    I followed you on Twitter (@lynannecarroll), and added Girl on a Wire to my TBR shelf (https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/8159686-lynanne-carroll?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bquery%5D=Girl+on+a+Wire)

  58. Thais Pampado

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I follow on twitter @_slycat and signed up for the newsletter with thais_slycat at hotmail dot com.
    You didn’t mention if the contest is international so, if it isn’t, please disconsider my entries.

  59. MMills_writer

    Thank you so much for participating in #YASH!
    Follow me on Twitter (@gwenda) — I did! I’m @MMills_writer
    Sign up for my author newsletter — Done! I’m mmills.writer at gmail dot com
    Add Girl on a Wire to your Goodreads TBR and/or Amazon Wishlist — both are done! My GR to-read shelf is: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4782387?shelf=to-read and my Amazon Wishlist is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/K9MMPU6GE2A5/ref=cm_wl_create_view
    Add my next book Lois Lane: Fallout (May 2015) to your Goodreads TBR and/or Amazon Wishlist — both are done! My GR to-read shelf is: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4782387?shelf=to-read and my Amazon Wishlist is http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/K9MMPU6GE2A5/ref=cm_wl_create_view

  60. Michelle

    Did all the things
    GR Profile: https://www.goodreads.com/IceQueenMiki
    Twitter handle: @IceQueenMiki

  61. Jessica R

    I follow on Twitter (@MsJessR) and have both books on my TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7563825?shelf=to-read
    Thanks Gwenda! 🙂

  62. bn100

    Signed up for newsletter
    Added Girl on a Wire to Goodreads TBR
    Added Lois Lane: Fallout Goodreads TBR
    Fun hunt #DOONLOVE
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  63. L. A.

    Added to my goodreads tbr! (L. Alexandra)

  64. L. A.

    Sorry, I meant to say I added both books!

  65. mary ann

    add it to my GR tbr pile-mary ann gacayan
    thanks! 🙂
    maryanngacayan at yahoo dot com

  66. Tamara

    I followed on twitter- @tamara216
    I added both books on goodreads- Tamara
    Signed up for the newsletter
    Thank you!!

  67. Alisha Sienkiel

    I added both books to my Goodreads TBR:

  68. Sharon

    I added both books and signed up for your newsletter.

  69. Christina

    Thank you so much for this generous giveaway!
    I did all four!
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoangChristina9

  70. yuliya

    I did two the good reads and the newsletter

  71. Priya Kanaparti

    Thank you so much for amazing giveaway! I did all 4 :). Looking forward to reading your work 🙂

  72. Cindy C.

    Wow! Amazing! I did all four
    twitter: @cgcandia
    Added both books on goodreads
    subscribed to newsletter!

  73. Ewa Oldakowska

    I did all four!

  74. Aditi

    Thanks for the giveaway- and for hosting YASH!!
    I did all four!
    Twitter: @Adzz_961
    Newsletter: aditinichani@yahoo.com
    Link to Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7833555?shelf=to-read

  75. MissBloodsucker™

    Added to Twitter @FangirlingMisse
    Added Girl on a Wire to Goodreads TBR as MissBloodsucker™…

  76. Arlene

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I followed on Twitter: @whatsherface02
    Signed up for the newsletter
    Added Girl on a Wire to my Amazon Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1G63R2P5A6YJG/ref=cm_wl_create_view
    Added Fallout to my Amazon Wishlist:

  77. Renae

    I follow you on twitter. (@RenaeSeffernick) I added both books to my Goodreads TBR list https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/35565269

  78. Sherry Knack

    I followed you on twitter (@SheHasAKnack4It).

  79. Cassandra

    I did all four!
    Twitter: @cassiebt93
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11479728-cassandra
    Thanks for the bonus giveaway!

  80. Elizabeth Ervin

    followed on twitter @Drue_N_Beth

  81. 1110cg

    I did three!

  82. Chancie

    I did all four!
    I follow on twitter: Chancie22
    I’m subscribed to your newsletter: chancesr21@ymail.com
    I added both to GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5033666-chancie?page=6&shelf=to-read
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    My email is chancesr21@ymail.com

  83. Amber

    Follow on twitter- @vampedchik
    Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2509887-amber

  84. Amber

    I added both books. 🙂

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