Welcome to the Spring YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hello lovelies, so glad you stopped by!

I’m Kat Ross, your hostess for this leg of the hunt. I write young adult historical fantasy and gaslamp paranormal mysteries with a dash of monsters and magic.

I have a kid and four cats and like to work next to a giant map of 18th century London and Post-it notes that say things like “stop whining and write.” You can check out all my books here.

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 FIVE 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, a green 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: Below, 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 7th at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Today I’m hosting Cecily Wolfe!

Cecily writes whatever her characters tell her to write, including YA, contemporary family drama and romance, and inspirational historical romance. A native of Akron, Ohio, she graduated from Kent State University with degrees in English and library science, and enjoys her career as a librarian in Cleveland.

That Night by Cecily Wolfe

Cecily’s featured book is called That Night. You can also find her on her website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  ​Drug overdoses don’t happen to girls with good grades and athletic prowess, with longtime friends and a devoted boyfriend. Or do they?

When high school seniors Cassidy and Sarah, along with Kayla’s boyfriend Paul, discover their best friend Kayla unconscious at a party, the idea that they have lost her to a heroin overdose is unbelievable. She didn’t use drugs, except the pain medicine prescribed for a soccer injury, and she had no reason to accept any from a stranger. The month that follows her death is filled with anxiety, sadness, frustration, and questions. Answers won’t bring Kayla back, however, so as Cass and Sarah struggle with the insensitive but predictable behavior of parents, classmates, and teachers, Paul falls into a depression that leads him down a dangerous path. With Kayla’s younger sister Mia in mind, the three of them work towards forging ahead without the girl who has held them together since elementary school.

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Cecily put together some really cool fancasting collages of the lead characters and details about them, enjoy:

Kayla (Danielle Campbell)

Athletic, smart, and beautiful, Kayla is everything any girl could want to be. Only her friends and boyfriend know about her secret struggles, the pressures she faces from teammates, her coach, and her parents. She and her little sister Mia are very close, and her friends rally to support Mia after Kayla’s death.

Cassidy (Joey King)

Family secrets and parental pressure have made Cass feel like an outsider in her own home, but she has been best friends with Kayla and Sarah since elementary school and can always count on them to have her back. Losing Kayla leads her to an awareness of a problem in their community that has gone unrecognized until now.

Sarah (India Eisley)

Quiet and thoughtful, Sarah has been the voice of reason in the trio of friends, but Kayla’s death brings out a fierce determination to protect her friend’s reputation, leading her to take physical action to stop rumors that would harm Kayla’s sister as well as Kayla’s memory.


Okay, my dahhlings, 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!

And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter below! One lucky winner will get signed copies of Nocturne and Solis, the first two books in my epic fantasy series that’s set in a world half in permanent daylight and half in darkness. Find out more about Book #1  here. a Rafflecopter giveaway

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To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Emil Sher!

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