Lisa Burstein

This Be Where I Blog


on August 1, 2012
Welcome to YA Scavenger 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 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a BLUE team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five 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.

Directions: 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 August 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting Jeri Smith-Ready  on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
“Award-winning author Jeri Smith-Ready lives in Maryland with her husband and two cats, who require constant feeding (the cats, not the husband–he cooks!). Jeri’s plans to save the earth were ruined when she realized she was more of a “problem maker” than a problem solver. To stay out of trouble, she keeps her Drama Drive strictly fictional. Her friends and family appreciate that.When not writing, Jeri she can usually be found—well, thinking about writing, or on Twitter. Like her characters, she loves music, movies, and staying up very, very late.”
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here!
Life can change in an instant, and no one understands that better than Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend tragically died. She’s finally letting go of Logan’s violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth about her past.
 As the first in a generation that can see ghosts, Aura is convinced that she has a connection to the Shift. She’s trusted Zachary, ever patient and ever by her side, with all that she knows. But when the government threatens his life in an attempt to learn Aura’s secrets, she will stop at nothing to protect herself and the one she loves…even if that means betraying her own heart.”
For the YA Scavenger Hunt, Jeri has provided an exclusive sneak peek at a tie-in novella to her SHADE trilogy. “Shattered” (coming early 2013) takes place concurrent with Book 3, SHINE, but is told from the point-of-view of Zachary Moore, the series’ Scottish hero. Today’s scene promises to be a shocker, for it features another character thought to be gone forever….

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Jeri Smith-Ready , and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is which is 7!

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red 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 GREGG OLSEN!

I am also giving away a signed paperback of PRETTY AMY a bookmark and bracelet!

Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands–earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx–Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating”rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing–like she is nothing.
Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over.

Simply follow my blog using the follow via email widget on the right hand side of the page to be entered! This is a new contest for blog followers starting today!

28 responses to “YA SCAVENGER HUNT- Jeri Smith-Ready

  1. Fairy Ju says:

    Hi Lisa! Thanks for the number and all! Just wanted to know if it was normal that the link of the next author didn’t work? ><
    Take care xx

  2. Natalie Cleary says:

    Thanks so much for the extra giveaway. I follow by email natcleary(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Dana says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. booksbonesbuffy says:

    Thanks for the contest, just starting following you today!

  5. Ileana A. says:

    New email follower! Thanks for the chance!

  6. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOtcom subscribed

  7. Jenna says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Just followed (email:

  8. Taylor B. says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. tayb317(at)yahoo(dot)com

  9. Soumi Roy says:

    entered This is my first hunt and I’m enjoying it

  10. Charlotte says:

    Thanks for participating in the scavenger! started following today 🙂

  11. soulunsung says:

    Thank you for being a part of YASH and for the amazing giveaway!

  12. lovingrob says:

    I follow you 😀 –
    ❤ *fingers crossed.*
    Love, Carina

  13. New email follower ccfioriole at gmail dot com

    Thanks so much:)

  14. Thanks for being part of YASH, and thanks for the chance to win you book! My prom was disaster, but I did not end up in jail! And I’m pretty sure Spanx didn’t exist. I’m old. New follower!

  15. Artemis says:

    Thank you for the giveaway and hunt!

  16. I’m a new email follower! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. email follower hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com. thanks for the giveaway!!!

  18. micaela swentik says:

    Thank you! I Followed the email is mickirulez (at) hotmail (dot) com

  19. Thank you very much for the contest.
    Follower: vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com


  20. OMG!!! I’m waiting this book so long!! I would love to win it!!
    Thanks so much for been an YA Scarvenger Hunt’s Auhtor and for the extra giveaway.
    I’m follower by
    Love & Huges.-

  21. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the contest.

  22. Rachel says:

    Following!!! Thank-you for giveaway 😉

    • Catherine M. says:

      Following! Thanks for doing a giveaway. It’s been fun moseying around the blogs that are part of the hunt.

  23. Christina says:

    Thanks for participating in the hunt and for hosting an additional giveaway! I’ve tried several times to win a copy of your book (especially before it was published), so maybe this will be my lucky shot. *fingers crossed*

    The Book Hookup: Eat. Breathe. Read!

  24. hilda says:

    Oh, this is an awesome giveaway, Lisa! I love the link to excerpt of Jeri Smith-Ready’s book too! ❤ I've always been wanting to read Pretty Amy, so thank you for the chance! I can't wait to meet Amy, she seems like a very relatable and simply awesome character! I love realistic fiction, because it gives hope that things could get better in real life, don't you think so? 😉

  25. Alaiel Kreuz says:

    New follower 😀 Thanks for the giveaway and for being part of the YASH!


  26. Juana A says:

    Thanks for the extra giveaway!

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