Welcome to the Spring 2020 YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hello and welcome to my blog! You’re hunting on Team Gold right now, and I’m Kat Ross, your hostess for this leg of the game.

I write historical fantasy and supernatural suspense, but I also like stories that throw a few different genres into a blender. My YASH giveaway book, A Feast of Phantoms, mixes the Old West with a bit of steampunk sci-fi. I’d love to hear about your favorite books (reading is keeping everyone sane right now, right?), so don’t forget to enter my own giveaway at the bottom of this post.

A bit about YASH

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!

On 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!

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

Scavenger Hunt Puzzle

Directions: At the bottom of this post, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the GOLD 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, APRIL 5TH at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Today I’m hosting Candace Robinson!


Candace Robinson spends her days consumed by words and hoping to one day find her own DeLorean time machine.

Her life consists of avoiding migraines, admiring Bonsai trees, watching classic movies, and living with her husband and daughter in Texas—where it can be forty degrees one day and eighty the next.

You can find Candace on Twitter, Amazon, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as her website.



Avocado Bliss by Candace Robinson

Dacre Vinson has spent the majority of his life in quite the predicament—even the surf and his books can’t erase his Type 1 diabetes. But when Dacre’s family moves to a new Mexican town, an eccentric girl obsessed with trees offers him a job on the spot, leading to what could be the perfect distraction from his problems.

Salbatora Tames has one true love, her avocado farm. Her family constantly nudges her to be more social, but Sal much prefers the dirt, the sun, and the solitude. Besides, trees listen better than people do.

For Sal and Dacre, their job won’t stay easy breezy for long, not when an avocado delivery to Palenque, Mexico pops up on their radar. Together, they embark on a road trip across the jungle, where they form a tighter bond. However, as obstacles arise, their new-found troubles may lead to more woes than bliss.

Fans can find AVOCADO BLISS  on Amazon!

Here’s your Exclusive Content!

Enjoy this cool playlist from Avocado Bliss (with one of my favorite Weezer songs):

“Welcome To The Jungle” Guns N’ Roses
“I Want To Break Free” Queen
“Pardon Me” Incubus
“Shimmer” Fuel
“Buddy Holly” Weezer
“Oye Mi Amor” Maná
“Unwell” Matchbox Twenty
“Hungry Like The Wolf” Duran Duran
“La Camisa Negra” Juanes
“Clair de Lune” Claude Debussy


Okay, dauntless hunters, you need to know that my favorite number is….

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the Gold Team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Don’t forget to enter my own personal giveaway contest! One lucky winner will get the ebook boxed set of my Gaslamp Gothic series (which is ongoing – Book #6 comes out in July).

The set includes five full-length books of supernatural suspense set in Gilded Age New York and Europe, starring demons, shifters, necromancers and an unforgettable cast of characters — both human and not — who hunt them in the shadows. It’s the perfect series for anyone who likes their Victorian mysteries with a heaping teaspoon of magic, adventure and romance!

Find out more about the books here. All you have to do to enter is stop by my Facebook page and tell me what the first book was that stole your heart and made you love reading!

To keep going on your quest…

You need to check out the next author, Jennifer Brody! Happy hunting and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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