Spring 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt!

scavenger hunt

Oh my jellyfish! Can you believe that I’m getting to be on this hunt AGAIN! I’m so excited I can barely breathe! I love this amazing hunt. And… Yay! You’ve found my stop!

I’m Jessica (J.A. Souders) and I write young adult, new adult, and adult fiction. Yep. I’ve got my hands in a lot of pies, but the more the merrier I always say.  I’m big on philanthropy and I’m a sucker for a good cause. Especially if it has to do with saving the oceans and everything in it or helping out my friends. I wanted to be a marine biologist and wanted to be the first to discover Atlantis, but I joined the Navy instead and decided to write about underwater worlds instead of hunting for them. I’m totally in love with Ian Somerhalder (who isn’t?) and completely addicted to the Vampire Diaries. And last but not least Beth Revis is my doppelganger (or I’m hers. We haven’t quite figured out who’s first yet.)


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 6th!

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 RED TEAM–but there is also a blue team and if you do the blue 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.



Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!). Hint: the secret number is highlighted in RED.

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 6th, 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…


When I saw who I was hosting I was superexcited. I literally did the girly jumping/squealing thing we all do when we’re excited. I’m absolutely in love with Stacey Kade and all her books. I devoured her Ghost and Goth series like it was Nerds topped icecream, and I totally wanted to ditch my authorly duties at Houston Bookrave this past summer to read The Rules. In fact, I was probably caught at least 17 times with my nose stuck in her book.  😀
Her’s her bio:

As a former award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead.

Stacey is the author of The Ghost and the Goth trilogy (The Ghost and the Goth, Queen of the Dead, and Body & Soul) as well as the Project Paper Doll series.

She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and their two retired racing greyhounds, Tall Walker (Walker) and SheWearsThePants (Pansy).

The book she’s showcasing on the Spring Hunt is….
The Project Paper Doll series: The Hunt

Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her. While on the run, Zane Bradshaw is the only person she can trust. He knows who-and what-she is and still wants to be part of her life.

But accepting Zane’s help means putting him in danger.

Dr. Jacobs, head of GTX, is not the only one hunting for Ariane. Two rival corporations have their sights set on taking down their competition. Permanently. To protect Zane and herself, Ariane needs allies. She needs the other hybrids. The hybrids who are way more alien and a lot less human. Can Ariane win them over before they turn on her? Or will she be forced to choose sides, to decide who lives and who dies?

Sounds fantastic, right?!  If you agree, you should definitely check out her website here for info. on her books and you can pre-order THE HUNT here.

Thank you so much for visiting my post in the hunt! While you’re here don’t forget to enter the bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.I will be giving away e-copies of each book in my series (RENEGADE, REVELATIONS, and the pre-quel short story A DARK GRAVE) to two lucky people To be eligible to win, enter on the rafflecopter below.

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To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author here.

46 Responses to “Spring 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt!”

  1. meghann says:

    It didn’t seem dangerous at the time but in hindsight I probably should’ve been more careful when traveling alone overseas. Especially when going to night clubs, meeting boys and sightseeing at night. :/

  2. Mary H says:

    Thank you both for being part of the YASH! The most dangerous thing I’ve ever done… I can’t think of anything specific, but probably something to do with driving.

  3. Jen says:

    Going to strange guys house who we met at a bar because our friend was interested in the guy. We put scissors in our purse like that would protect us.

  4. Becky Wilson says:

    The only person I’ve been told I look like is my sister, which is not surprising or exciting. I guess we don’t have any famous dopplegangers. Bummer. Thanks for hosting! 🙂

  5. Justine Winans says:

    Well, my mom tells me that I look like Allie Grant (Lisa from “Suburgatory”). Not sure I see it…but that’s about it.

  6. Mandy R says:

    I have had people tell me a lot that I look very familiar or they have seen my doppleganger around, but I haven’t been told I look like someone well known or famous.

  7. Stephanie H. says:

    There have been a couple people that I have looked like, but none of them are famous. Growing up I always heard that I look a lot (and apparently sound and talk like) my aunt. And in high school a couple teachers thought that one of my best friends and I looked alike, and they would call us by the wrong names.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Petra says:

    I’ve never been told I look like someone else, now that I think of it.

  9. Katherine Adams says:

    My grandma use to tell me I looked like a young Elizabeth Taylor, but I think it was just love talking 🙂

  10. Jordan says:

    Kate Winslet or Lindsey Lohan, depending.

  11. bn100 says:

    no one

  12. Brittany Ashby says:

    I look like my sister, we’re sometimes mistaken for twins!

  13. Melissa M. says:

    I get told I look like people ALL THE TIME! But it’s always by a stranger who mistakes me for someone they know. I gets kind of annoying after a few years haha

  14. Kris says:

    I don’t see it but my friends say I look like Mia from the Princess Diaries. Must be the hair and glasses 😀

  15. Destiny Carroll says:

    My uncle claims I look like Jessica Biel, but I don’t see it lol.

  16. Gaby says:

    Mmm no one famous, but on pics of me as a kid they said I look like a cartoon xD

  17. Anna says:

    When I was younger I was told I looked like my cousin 🙂

  18. Evie says:

    No one famous. When I was younger some people said I looked like my aunt.

  19. Tonnelle Driesen says:

    I get mistaken for my mom a lot. lol

  20. Hannah M says:

    The only people I’ve been told I look alike are my granny and my Aunt. I haven’t yet found my doppelganger.

  21. Mary M says:

    Know ones told me I look like anyone except my sister yet.

  22. Yuliya says:

    I have been told I look like a girl from pitch perfect.

  23. Cesya says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been told I look like anyone other than my sister. Lol.

  24. January says:

    Well I’ve never been told I look like a celebrity, but I get told I look like my dad a lot! Thanks for the giveaway! 😀

  25. Michaela says:

    When I was a kid, I was told I looked like I could be Fred Savage’s twin (think Wonder Years or the sick kid in Princess Bride!). It was actually true… we did look a LOT alike. Now that we’re both old (okay, oldER), we look nothing alike. Go figure!

  26. Arlene V says:

    I have been told I look like Liv Tyler, but I completely do not see it lol

    Thanks for the extra giveaway!

  27. Sharrice says:

    I’ve been told I look like Tia and Tamara Mowry from the show Sister Sister. I kind of see it.

  28. Hope says:

    I’ve been told I look like Beyoncè.. Jokes:P I probably couldn’t look more different than her!! Hehe. I don’t even know… apparently I don’t look like anyone special :/ aha oh well.

  29. MissBloodsucker™ says:

    A friend thought I somewhat resembled Abigail Breslin XD

  30. Megan D. says:

    Besides family members I’ve actually been told I look like quite a few people. Frankie Sandford Kristin Kreuk, Aishwarya Rai… & the funny thing is that none of these people look alike, lol. 😀

  31. Camilla Leonard says:

    I’ve been told that I look like Selena Gomez.

  32. Alexis Holpin says:

    I’ve been told I look like my older sister.

  33. 1110cg says:

    I have been told I look like my grandmother.

  34. Brianna C. says:

    I’ve been told that I look like Emily Fields off of Pretty Little Liars when I wear my hair straight. I don’t know if its true, but I sure wouldn’t mind it if I did! Lol!! 😀

  35. Isabel says:

    I’ve been told I look just like my best friend more times than I can count!

  36. Carie says:

    I’ve been told I look like Molly Ringwald.

  37. Joanna W. says:

    Hello to a fellow Floridian,

    Honestly, I’ve never been told that I look like any celebrity. However, there is a photo of me when I was around eight doing my science project outside (hair unbrushed and wild). Upon seeing this once, my brother commented that I looked a lot like Harry Potter’s Hermione Granger and I really did. 🙂

  38. grace says:

    Most people say i look like my mom. No celebrities or anything like that 🙂

  39. Carolineb513 says:

    I get a lot of “I swear I’ve seen you before” comments when I don’t think I have ever met them haha. No one in particular really.

  40. This is old school stuff, but when Melrose Place was on the air, I used to be told frequently that I look like Courtney Thorne Smith.

  41. gabby says:

    People say I most look like my dad and I am not a guy.

  42. Kellani says:

    I don’t get told I look like anyone special. Actually, I don’t get many comparisons, if any.

  43. Rachel says:

    I used to be told I looked like Hermione because of my hair, but not so much since the last 2/3 HP movies. I often get told I look like my mom though.

  44. Well… everybody says me and my sister could pass up for twins. They have told my sis that she looks like Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) so that means I look like her too…yes? Yay. 🙂

  45. Katherina Barney says:

    I’ve been told that my younger brother and I can pass for twins, even though we are 17 months apart. Other than that I’ve never been told that I look like someone else, no came across anyone who does, in my limited travels. Although I would love to have a doppelganger, I like to think that because I don’t have one (yet!) that it’s because God broke the mold when He created me!! LOL

  46. Sven S says:

    Keanu Reeves though don’t know why 😛