YA Scavenger Hunt – Fall 2017 Edition! (and an additional giveaway!)

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt, Fall 2017 Edition, hooray! 

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. This is my third time participating in the hunt as an author. Before that, I participated as a reader! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt on each post. 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. This time, I’m on TEAM PURPLE. I also have an additional giveaway of a signed paperback copy of my book Deception So Deadly at the bottom of this post!

But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 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 PURPLE TEAM–but there is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, a blue team, and a pink 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 hidden 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 8th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


I am pleased to host F. M. Boughan on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! F.M. Boughan is a bibliophile, a writer, and an unabashed parrot enthusiast. She can often be found writing in local coffee shops, namely because it’s hard to concentrate with a cat lying on the keyboard and a small, colorful parrot screaming into her ear. Her work is somewhat dark, somewhat violent, somewhat hopeful, and always contains a hint of magic.

Author F. M. Boughan

 About F.M. Boughan’s Cinderella, Necromancer:

The blood of my enemies drips down my forearms, fleeing the confines of the spaces between my fingers, traveling toward freedom on the cold, stone floor.
Red and hot and sticky and sweet—ah, how sweet the air smells—and I can’t help but wonder if things might have turned out differently.
For me.
For them.
For us.
It tickles as it pools at my elbow, the many bright rivulets joining as one before that final leap.
I understand their need for freedom. Would that I could simply slip away and escape, but no, not this time.
This was to be my escape—and yet, standing here with bloodied hands and flesh beneath my fingers, I wonder.
Was I wrong? Was this truly the only way?
No one deserves to die, my father would have said. As cruel as a person might be, only a monster wishes death upon their enemies.
Ah, Father.
If only you knew. If only you’d seen.
If only you’d met my sisters.

Ooooo…. this sounds amazing! It gave me the shivers!!!!! Are you as intrigued as I am? Here are the buy links to Cinderella, Necromancer:

Amazon (US): https://www.amazon.com/Cinderella-Necromancer-F-M-Boughan/dp/1946700339/
Indigo (Canada): https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/cinderella-necromancer/9781946700339-item.html
Book Depository (Worldwide): https://www.bookdepository.com/Cinderella-Necromancer/9781946700339
Indie: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781946700339

Find out more information by checking out F.M’s website or learn about her book at the links below:



A note from F.M. Boughan to you: 

I’ve created a chapter-by-chapter suggested Spotify playlist of songs for my YA fantasy novel CINDERELLA, NECROMANCER. Each song corresponds to the book chapters in sequence, so you can play it in the background as you read each chapter. I selected the songs based on different criteria like lyrics, tone, title, and/or general atmosphere, to match how I experience the tone of the book. But you might feel differently as you read, so remember — this playlist is just a suggestion! 

 Link to Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/dk_phoenix/playlist/0VpW7B4l4JvdoWSOhgkdul


Enter the contest for a chance to win Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan, Deception So Deadly by me, and the rest of the books from the authors on Team Purple, shown below. Then enter my special, additional (and easy) giveaway for an extra chance to win a signed, autographed copy of Deception So Deadly!

To enter, you’ll need to know that when I was in Girl Scouts, my troop number was 46, and it’s been my lucky number ever since. Add up all the secret numbers of the authors on the Purple Team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize.


I’m giving away another signed paperback copy of Deception So Deadly! This contest is super easy to enter. All you have to do is sign up for my mailing list below:


a Rafflecopter giveaway


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, the lovely and talented Dorothy Dreyer

Best of luck, Scavenger Hunters! Have fun discovering so many amazing books and authors!



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