Hi! I'm Josie.
And this tri-annual event was first organized by the amazing 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!
During the Scavenger Hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, (in my case a super secret TEASER to a TV show I'm working on, a prequel to STARCROSSED), you also get a clue for the hunt.
Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive at least one book from each author on the hunt. That's over 50 books!
But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours.
There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all.
I am a part of the BLUE TEAM -
- but there is also a RED TEAM which you can also follow 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 homepage.
Today, I am happy to be hosting my dear friend AMY PLUM!!!
Amy and I became friends after I read her first book, DIE FOR ME, while my husband was in the hospital. His 4 hour surgery turned into a 10 hour ordeal-- and as the hours ticked by with no word as to how my love was doing, the only company I had was Amy's book. Even though I didn't know her, I felt like I had a cherished friend sitting right next to me the whole time. My husband pulled through, and I wrote Amy a long email about how much her writing had comforted and encouraged me through a very dark day.
If you haven't read any of her books, do yourself a favor and READ THEM! You might just find a friend in the pages as I did.
Now for her stats!
Amy Plum is the author of the International Bestsellers DIE FOR ME (Indie Next List pick, Romance Times top pick, and recipient of a starred review from School Library Journal) and UNTIL I DIE. The final book of the trilogy, IF I SHOULD DIE, will be released in May 2013.
Amy grew up in Birmingham, Alabama before venturing further afield to Chicago, Paris, London and New York. An art historian by training, she can be found on most days either daydreaming or writing (or both) in a Parisian café.
Here's a brief summary.
Set in the romantic and death-defying world of the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy, this digital original novella follows Jules, a brooding, immortal French artist who has fallen in love with his best friend's girlfriend. Jules Marchenoir is a revenant—an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save human lives. He's spent the better part of the last century flirting his way through Paris, but when he met Kate Mercier, the heroine from Amy Plum's Die for Me trilogy, he knew his afterlife had changed forever and he had found the love of his life. Until Kate fell for his best friend, Vincent. Now Jules is faced with an impossible decision: choosing between his loyal friend and a love truly worth dying for.
You can buy DIE FOR HER HERE.
Amy is also offering as a special bonus a video of her reading the first chapter of DIE FOR HER. Check it out.
Now, for the SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE!
Directions: I've listed my favorite number somewhere in this post. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up.
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.
(NOTE: Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.)
BUT WAIT - THERE'S MORE!!
While you're here, be sure and enter my contest to win a signed copy of my novels STARCROSSED, DREAMLESS, as well as a signed ARC of the final book in the Starcrossed Trilogy, GODDESS!
Plus... wait for it.... a TEAM FATE TOTE BAG!
In order to enter you must do the following:
Okay, ready for the next author in the Scavenger Hunt?
Count to 3 and then click HERE!