YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2019!

Welcome to the
YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hi! I’m J.M. Sullivan,  your host for this leg of the hunt! I am a sparkle enthusiast and a coffee fanatic. I absolutely ADORE fairy tales and have a tendency of turning them on their heads! 

When I’m not writing, you can find me at home watching scary movies, or on Twitter where I get all of my author friends to share their story secrets on my monthly #AuthorConfession game! I also like to participate, so if you want to hear MY confessions, please come visit!

For my participation In the Scavenger Hunt, there is a cover reveal and story sneak peek of my newest short, SHATTERED SNOW hidden for you to find, and one lucky winner will win a print copy of newly released novel, SECOND STAR! 

It’s all very exciting isn’t it? I think so! But keep reading, you’ve got a Scavenger Hunt to finish! 


Participating Teams

The YA Scavenger Hunt is a bi-annual event that was organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers an opportunity to access EXCLUSIVE bonus materials from their favorite authors–and as a cool way to earn some AMAZING prizes! As you can see from the picture above, this event has grown like MAD and readers now have a chance to win books from a ton of fantastic authors!

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 from each team 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 exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 hours!

To find out more about the hunt, visit the YA Scavenger Hunt page for ALL the information about the event. You’ll also be able to access links to all of the authors participating AND see the full list of prizes that you might win!

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the PURPLE TEAM, and then add them up (calculators approved!)

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 April 7th at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter them all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM, but there is also a red, gold, green and purple team that you can visit for a chance to win completely different sets of books!

Now that we’ve taken care of the formalities, it’s time for some fun! This year, I have the honor of hosting the lovely Brynn Chapman!


Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love–not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. Her ancestry tree claims she’s a descendant of the House of Stuart. 

You can learn more about Brynn and her incredible work by visiting her website or checking out her books HERE. OR, you can keep reading to see Brynn’s EXCLUSIVE CONTENT for her upcoming novel BONESEEKER: HERE WALK THE DEAD.

Arabella Holmes—yes, daughter of that Holmes—wants to return to her job as a purveyor of abnormal science. She has temporarily been demoted to a botanist, until her love interest, Henry Watson—yes, that Watson—can help her get her less-than-professional outbursts in check.

Henry is tired of his new role as doctor, tired of the lack of adventure, and tired of keeping Bella’s escapades out of the papers.

Five girls are missing. Gone from locked rooms in their own houses. Arabella and Henry are called upon to help solve the kidnappings, but all they unearth is more danger.

Bella ventures undercover into a lunatic asylum, where a mute woman assaults her and scrawls the chilling words—Here the dead wake. Plus, a vial of Bella’s research poison has gone missing. Bella and Henry must find it, and the missing girls, before charges can be brought against her.

Bonus Content

Want to see the inspiration behind Brynn’s books? She has an AMAZING pinterest page full of awesome boards that showcase her inspiration, projects, and more. Brynn has given us full access to her page during the hunt, so take advantage of this great opportunity to check her out her incredible boards!


the next steps are up to you . . .

Continue the Hunt!

Now that you’ve met Brynn, you’re ready to move on to the next step! But before you go, you need to know my favorite number!


Add up all the numbers of the authors on the PURPLE team and you’ll have the secret code you need to enter for the grand prize!

To move on to the next step of the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Debbie Manber Kupfer! Have fun, and happy hunting!

Stick around for a bit!

Don’t go just yet! I know you’re super excited about the Scavenger Hunt (and why wouldn’t you be?!?!), but, BEFORE YOU GO, take a minute to check out MY special giveaway!  

Three lucky winners will receive eBooks of my short stories:  THE RISE OF ERSYLA & SHATTERED SNOW!

Click HERE to enter!

JM Sullivan

Teacher by day, award-winning author by night, J.M. Sullivan is a fairy tale fanatic who loves taking classic stories and turning them on their head. She has a passion for the writing community and loves empowering and encouraging other authors on social media with #AuthorConfession. When she’s not buried in her laptop, you can find her watching scary movies with her husband, playing with her kids, or serving homage to her cats. Although known to dabble in adulting, J.M. is a big kid at heart who still believes in true love, magic, and most of all, the power of coffee. If you would like to connect with J.M., you can find her on her website www.jmsullivanbooks.com, on social media at @jmsullivanbooks, or by joining the fun at #AuthorConfession--she’d love to hear from you.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. I’m very excited for Dream Keeper!

  2. I’m most excited for the chance to win free books #bookaddiction #bookworm

  3. I’m interested in all of them to be honest. I look forward to finding new books.

  4. These look like great short stories!

  5. I’m most excited about Tarnished Light.

  6. I am outrageously excited for Sara B. Larson’s Sisters of Shadow and Light as well as Julie Eshbaugh’s Crown of Oblivion and Rosalyn Eves’s Winter War Awakening! (I know, I know, that’s more than one, but picking one is impossible!)

  7. What book in the blog tour are you most excited about?
    I’m not sure, so many look good!

  8. There are too many books I’m excited about. I can’t pick just one!

  9. all of them show some major promise honestly tarnished light sounds super good

  10. Honestly, they all look really interesting and unique. I am not sure I could pick just one!

  11. I am so overwhelmed with the excellent bookishness of YASH that I can’t pick just one.

  12. all of them

  13. I’m excited for any book. Every avid reader just wants more books to read.

  14. You got me exercited to wjn Shattered snow, it seem interesting and i alway been a fan of fairy tale.

  15. I’m most excited about Birthright by Jessica Ruddick

  16. They all sound really good! I can’t wait to find some new books to read! #bookgeek #bibliophile

  17. There’s so many! But I would say Honor Bound by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre!

  18. I can’t wait for any book in the yash contest I hope I win.

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