Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, April 7th!
You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or both! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team and if you do the red hunt you’ll have a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!
If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, see the full list of prizes up for grabs, or if you get lost along the way, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.
Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching. Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve hidden the very first excerpt from THE LIBERATOR, the second book in the DANTE WALKER trilogy, and a short interview with the main man himself! Before you go on though, check out the amazing author I’m hosting. But, first, a few rules.
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. Hint: the secret number is highlighted in BLUE.
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.
Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.
I am super excited to be hosting…
Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. She is the author of YA novels All the Broken Pieces and Demons of the Sun and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, and Cinderella Screwed Me Over.
The book she’s showing on the spring hunt is…
ALL THE BROKEN PIECES
Doesn’t this book just look amazing! Well it is! Here’s what it’s about:
What if your life wasn’t your own?
Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.
Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?
I’ve read a digital copy, but I’ll tell you right here and now that I’d break 8 of my bones to own a print copy. Pow!
And now for the exclusive content! The Gulch Party scene told from Spencer’s POV!
Spencer paced his bedroom, music blaring so loud he was surprised Mom hadn’t come in and demanded he turn it down. He’d already snapped at her when she asked what was wrong earlier, though, which was probably why she was giving him space.
Guilt tightened his chest. He knew Mom was only worried, the way she always was when it came to him.
But ever since he dropped off Liv today, knowing that she was going to go out with Clay, he could feel irritation under his skin, begging for some kind of release. More than anything, he hated feeling out of control. Hated caring so much what someone else did. It was why he’d tried to avoid getting so close to Liv in the first place.
Her face popped into his head, the way it constantly did these days. He loved being the one to teach her new things. Loved making her smile. Laugh. The way she’d surprise him with how feisty she could be.
Then he was thinking about the way she’d put her hands on his waist yesterday. All the heat in his body rushed to that spot, craving more, despite knowing it was a bad idea. It’d taken every ounce of strength to step away.
He’d found himself staring at her lips all day, wondering what it would’ve been like to throw caution to the wind and kiss her.
But he meant what he said. He didn’t deserve someone like Liv.
And he didn’t want to screw up her life any more than it already was.
But now she was at the Gulch with Clay, and the thought of him kissing her…
Spencer’s pulse ratcheted up several notches, sending hot spurts of blood through his veins. He thought about how parties got, all the stupid things everyone he used to hang out with did when they were drunk. Every scenario sent more anxiety through him, until he was taking large, angry strides.
The song blasting through the speakers ended, leaving silence. In that quiet moment, he knew what he needed to do.
He had to go see for himself that she was okay.
As soon as Spencer pulled up to the Gulch, he started second-guessing his decision to come. But his need to see Liv drove him out of the car and toward the bonfire, as though he no longer had control of his body. People stared as he neared, just like he knew they would. He shut them out the way he’d learned to do since going back to school, and scanned the crowd for the girl who’d become his best friend.
Natasha popped up, the way she’d been doing since they were assigned partners in history class. Usually he tried to half-listen to her, but tonight, Liv dominated his thoughts. He vaguely registered the tiny blonde’s moving arms, her high-pitched nasally voice.
He looked to the right, his gaze hopping from face to face.
He slowly swung left, his muscles tensing further with every second he didn’t spot Liv. Maybe she was out in the dark with Clay. His hands all over her.
A stab of white-hot jealousy pierced his gut.
He kept looking, trying to keep his anger in check.
And then there she was, the firelight illuminating her pretty features, her eyes on him. His heart swelled, and a mixture of happiness and relief flooded him.
This was it. The night he stopped simply standing by.
Never taking his eyes off Liv’s, he started toward the girl who should be his.
Cindi Madsen has mad talent, am I right? Thank you so much for visiting my website! While you’re here don’t forget to enter the bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt. I’m giving away THE COLLECTOR swag so enter below!
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