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YA Scavenger Hunt

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Welcome to the YA

Scavenger Hunt!



 

 

On this hunt you will be able to gain access to exclusive bonus material, sign up for giveaways, and get an all access pass to top secret insider information. This fabulous sneak peek into what’s coming up in YA literature is for one day only!

 

As an extra bonus we’ve put together a puzzle with one keyword found on each website. Complete it and you will be eligible for a fantastic GRAND PRIZE which will include signed editions of books, signed bookmarks, jewelry, and many more exclusive gifts with at least one from EVERY AUTHOR!

 
Scavenger Hunt Puzzle
 

Directions: Copy and paste the puzzle below onto a document or blank email page and fill it out as you proceed through the Scavenger Hunt. Search for keywords, one on each website that will be highlighted in RED, and insert them into the puzzle, then fill out the Google form here.

Rules: To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit this filled in puzzle before midnight on August 1st Pacific Time. All the keywords must be in the correct place, and you must include your full name and address. Entries sent in without name and address will not be considered!

 

 
 
W

elcome fans of young adult literature! Don’t forget to _______ up in time to join our special event! In _______ you roll the dice and, like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. Our scavenger hunt is very similar. Surprises wait around every corner. Turn one page and you’re chasing a ____ through a _____  _____. Turn another and you are being ______ by a _______ which leaves your heart ______. YA ______s are full of ______ heroes who must _____ themselves for the greater good. Some of the characters travel through ______ or have a ______    ______. If there is one thing YA books have taught us, it’s that if you leave your ______ keep an eye out for a patrolling ______. They’re very dangerous. Maybe not so frightening as a _______, but still you should be careful. Also beware lest you become ______ by vampires. ______ one is a different story. Just remember that bite has _____ ramifications and that afterwards the sun can _____ you unless you get bitten by a glittering type. Whether you like dark, paranormal, romance, fantasy, _____, Sci-Fi, or a combination of those, we’ve got something for you.

We think that each fan is a _____ and we love you all!



 



Now let's get on with the HUNT!

 

I am so excited to be hosting the fabulous TARA HUDSON!



Like me Tara is super smart, gorgeous, and fairly new to the whole being an author thing. 

Okay! 

So, two out of three? 

Fine!

One out of three. 

We both published our debut novels this year.

Seriously though she was a pre-med major who ended
up getting a degree in law and then to top it off,
tacked on a career as an author!

Can you say amazing woman?

I'd really feel so much better if she
was just a little bit homely.

But, sigh, she looks like she should be
a model on a book cover.


 



See what I mean?

I can totally picture her as a ghostly
heroine haunting a graveyard.

 


Here's her Bio
 

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Tara Hudson graduated with a degree in law, mostly because she believed all the horror stories about English majors and their careers in the food-service industry. Luckily, she soon remembered how much she loved telling ghost stories, particularly to her girlfriends who liked visiting abandoned cemeteries as much as she did. Tara currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, son, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets.

 


Her book is called HEREAFTER



 


Read this to learn a little more about HEREAFTER

 

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection of her past life—or her actual death—she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existence. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowning in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection, she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow ever closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit named Eli is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world . . . forever. 
 


HEREAFTER is the first book in a trilogy. 


To find out more about Tara Hudson and HEREAFTER check out her
website.


If you'd like to purchase a copy, you can find HEREAFTER at
Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Indie Bound.
 


AND NOW FOR THE TOP
SECRET EXLUSIVE AND
FANTABULOUS BONUS FEATURE!

READ THIS SPECIAL EXTRA
COMING TO YOU DIRECTLY
FROM TARA! 

 

 

ELI‟S ORIGINAL BACKSTORY Eli Rowland wasn't always a sexy misguided rockstar. In the original version of HEREAFTER, Eli was a fallen man of God. Notice how much more formally he speaks here? I definitely like – or dislike, depending on the scene – the new Eli better!
 

 
 

 

Eli fell silent once more. But this time, the silence only lasted a few more minutes. When Eli spoke again, his voice was softer than I'd expected.

"The story -- my story -- begins in 1934. The year my wife Dorothy and I moved to this region."

I nearly stopped walking, I was so surprised that Eli had had a wife. It was hard to imagine any woman could have stood to be around him for more than a few hours. Wisely, though, I kept this opinion to myself and continued to listen as we walked. As Eli spoke, his quiet words gained a mesmerizing cadence, a kind of rhythm I couldn't ignore.

"In the midst of a nation-wide Depression," Eli went on, "My wife and I came to Oklahoma San Bois Mountains. For religious reasons, ostensibly. It may shock you to know I was a man of God, already a preacher at age twenty. My particular calling, or so the Baptist Church thought, was to travel around the country, acting as a sort of missionary to the rural communities of America.

Dorothy and I would arrive in each of these communities and set up camp, as it were, for several weeks. Typically, we were given leave to do our mission work in church buildings, although we occasionally had to make use of school rooms or even outdoor tents.

Our settings, however, didn't have much bearing on the events that occurred within them. No matter where I preached, each sermon I gave would be more moving, more fantastic, than the last. Each word I spoke was intended to transport a flock of believers to God, and then return them, a more inspired group of Christians, to their normal Sunday preachers.

Revivals, the gatherings were known as. More like carnivals, really. At least, ours were. We had strings of electric lights, fiery torches, scores of musical instruments. We put on quite the show, week to week, all in the name of God. But please, pay close attention to the word "show."

Because, Amelia -- and you may judge me, if you want, for what I'm about to tell you -- my revivals had little to do with the spiritual message I imparted to people. Instead, the revivals had everything to do with my favorite thing in the world: money.

You see, while other Americans lost their savings, their farms, their very homes…while the rest of the country starved, Dorothy and I thrived. Unbeknownst to the church, we specifically sought out the towns that were on the verge of ruin but had not yet collapsed. Places where people were desperate, but not yet destitute. Places where Christians, wavering on the brink of financial destruction, might give hundreds if not thousands of dollars to a man who promised them salvation."

At this point in Eli's story, I stopped walking and sucked in a hissed breath. Eli paused, too. He even had the decency to hang his head.

"I told you that you'd judge me," he said quietly.

"I'm…I'm trying very hard not to, Eli. I'm trying very hard to just…listen." I stuttered as I spoke, probably because I was trying harder, at this moment, to hide my lie than to listen.

Eli chuckled softly, but it was a mirthless sound. He continued to make his way through the woods, picking back up with his story after only a few steps.

"In 1934, this area of Oklahoma proved to be my greatest find, in terms of flocks to fleece. The area still had a relatively high level of prosperity, due in part to the coal mines that pocked the mountainsides. By the thirties, however, the Depression and Dust Bowl -- both of which had so successfully driven the rest of Oklahoma to its knees -- had finally found their way into this region. Coal alone wasn't enough to keep the fear out of men's eyes, though it still provided a healthy paycheck to some. Even better, a mining accident had claimed the lives of fifteen men, only four years prior. All of these things provide excellent fuel for the fire of desperation.

So Dorothy and I came here, moving from town to town, putting on our great show. And what a success we were! We had never felt richer, more prosperous, than we did in Oklahoma.

And that, of course, is when the worst happened. The morning after our last show in Wilburton, Dorothy discovered she was pregnant. Very quickly, she informed me that we couldn't travel much, not for the duration of her pregnancy. And the longer she remained pregnant, the more adverse she was to leaving Wilburton at all.

With no small amount of anger, I contacted the central authority for the Missionary Baptist Church and sought permission to remain in one place for a while. The Church readily granted the request, but they cut my already-meager salary to a mere pittance.

And that wasn't the worst of it.

To my surprise…to my horror, pregnancy began to change Dorothy. It began to…soften her. She was only eighteen years old at the time -- an impressionable age. So susceptible to change.

Although I sometimes wonder, now, whether Dorothy loved me at all, I could never doubt that she truly loved that child inside her. She spoke softly to it. She crooned to it each night as she fell asleep. She dreamt of its future. A future, she began to realize, which would only be tainted by an association with our way of life.

On behalf of our unborn child, Dorothy grew to hate our lives of deceit. She actually became happy the pregnancy had forced us to settle down in this wretched little town -- a town we had long since fleeced. You see, the point of a graft is to accomplish it and then disappear, before the unsuspecting victims start thinking their pitchforks look more like weapons than farm tools.

But Dorothy's love for that child made her forget all this. Dorothy even wanted me to try and establish myself in the community. To become a settled preacher -- a real one.

And, for her, I tried. I did. But the townspeople of Wilburton, and Talihina, and High Bridge, and Red Oak -- well, if they had been fools before, they certainly weren't fools now. They didn't run me out on a rail, I'll give them that. But they didn't place me at the helm of any church, either.

So, without our extra fleecings, without even our basic income from the Church, Dorothy and I began to do what the rest of the country was already doing -- starve.

Whatever Dorothy could scrounge, she stored for that baby. Whatever I could scrounge, I poured into my mouth in the form of cheap whiskey, which drove Dorothy and I even further apart.

I was drunk the night Dorothy went into labor. I remained drunk throughout that night, into the next day, and then into the following night, as she tried to deliver. Each time she cried out, I took another sip. Even at the sight of my newborn son, I took another sip.

And when the doctor told me Dorothy had died in childbirth, I took yet another sip.

After I buried her, I made a vow to myself that I would stay drunk for every remaining minute of my life. I set about accomplishing the goal with amazing vigor. To this day, I can't precisely remember the face of my son. The blur of that memory has nothing to do with my death; it has everything to do with the perpetual shroud that drink placed over my eyes.

The early months of 1935 were part of the coldest winter I'd ever experienced. The chill only made me drink more. I made no effort to hide my actions, and it quickly became clear to the town that I was in no condition to father my child. The people of the town, who were far godlier than I ever could have hoped to be, took my child from me, to protect him. The night they came for him, I drank myself into a stupor, walked several miles to High Bridge, and then kept walking right off of it."

At this revelation, Eli fell silent.
 



Thank you all so much for visiting my website and I hope you are all enjoying the tour.  While you're here, sign up to win a fabulous prize pack including a signed copy of TIGER'S CURSE & TIGER'S QUEST as well as an advanced reading copy of the soon to be published TIGER'S VOYAGE, the third book in the Tiger Saga.  Also included in the prize pack is a journal, jewelry, and the most coveted prize I will be giving away, which is an exclusive signed poster depicting concept art for the upcoming TIGER'S CURSE motion picture.


 



To qualify to win the prize simply leave a comment on my page.  Ten eligible people will be selected and emailed at 9 am pacific time on Tuesday August 2nd.  Each person selected must have entered the grand prize contest as well to prove they were a participant of the Scavenger Hunt. The first person to email me back at contactme@colleenhouck.com will win the prize pack. 



 



Ready to go to the next website on the Scavenger Hunt?

Click HERE!

If you get lost, here is a complete list of participating authors in alphabetical order. There are actually 23 authors involved. I forgot to add myself =)



JOSEPHINE ANGELINI
TERA LYNN CHILDS
ANGELA CORBETT
KADY CROSS
HEATHER DAVIS
DJ DESMYTER
BREE DESPAIN
LEIGH FALLON
MARLEY GIBSON
ABBI GLINES
COLLEEN HOUCK
TARA HUDSON
ELANA JOHNSON
SOPHIE JORDAN
MYRA MCENTIRE
ALEXANDRA MONIR
LISA NOWAK
AMY PLUM
BETH REVIS
LISA & LAURA ROECKER
INARA SCOTT
JERI SMITH-READY
LANI WOODLAND
 





 

 


 
 

315 Comments

July 19, 2013

tgilkison4

So excited to be trying the scavenger hunt! It will give me time to actually make something of the summer break... Looking forward to tying and completing it!

 

August 27, 2011

danyugioh93

hello! i would love to win that prize... not to sound like a brat or nething =)

 

August 2, 2011

PoetGirl13

Hi! I would love so much to win this. Please pick me! Thanks so much :)

 

August 2, 2011

mamuts1

guess i didnt get picked lol :(

 

August 2, 2011

roselin2703

The hunt was a thrill and so exciting. I'm glad I participated. Good Luck all.

 

August 2, 2011

Jessica316

Thanks so much for the awesome scavenger hunt! I loved discovering new books. :)

 

August 2, 2011

bookaholic

Hi I loved the Hunt and the series, I hope it isn't too late to comment. Thanks. Oh and congrats to whoever wins the hunt.

 

August 2, 2011

Mockingjaye

Wasn't sure if I was supposed to include my email which is kdavis5860@yahoo.com Thanks for all your time. -Katie

 

August 2, 2011

botoocean

Dear Colleen, Thanks so much for the scavenger hunt! I now have like five new books to read! :D I have a suggestion that just popped up in my mind, if u keep writing short stories to give more background info on the like u did with Ren during the hunt, u should publish them into a book! Like maybe after all the other books come out! That would be really cool! And so, thanks for the scavenger hunt and the awesome chances for a prize! This a really unique idea! :D

 

August 2, 2011

Red86uk

Had loads of fun doing the hunt, hope there's another one in the future :-)

 

August 2, 2011

drdc4ever

I had a great time doing it. I had to work fast i was a work and out fixing my car all day and only had an hour to finish. If i dont win it was still fun doing it, finding new books to read and enjoying reading tiger cure, and quest. Can wait till next one.

 

August 1, 2011

andrea

this scavenger hunt was a great idea ty colleen

 

August 1, 2011

lhonsvick

Such an awesome contest!! Thanks so much! :)

 

August 1, 2011

niqniq935

hello!

 

August 1, 2011

MaroonWombat

This scavenger hunt is a great idea! Too bad I heard about it with 20 minutes to spare...I've got to work fast!

 

August 1, 2011

megan7622

Wow thanks for the contest!!

 

August 1, 2011

Xylia Sardonyx

I love your books! I can't wait until Tiger's Voyage comes out!

 

August 1, 2011

danica

I'm so excited to read your books! Thanks for organizing this YA Scavenger Hunt, it was so much fun. Here's my entry for you giveaway.

 

August 1, 2011

Grandiloquent

After reading about your books, I am SO excited to read them and I can hardly wait to get copies! Here's my entry for your giveaway- Thanks for coming up with this Fantastic YA Scavenger Hunt! Brenda :)

 

August 1, 2011

rhapsodyinblues

Awesome scavenger hunt! Thanks so much! :)

 

August 1, 2011

staurolite

Many of the websites removed their content before the midnight Pacific time. It is currently 10:50pm pacific and I cannot complete anymore, I have about half the words. A reply would be appreciated. Thank you!

 

August 1, 2011

snmiller05

Loved the extra content on Ren and had a blast with the scavenger hunt! Thanks :D

 

August 1, 2011

TaraBell

I had so much fun with the scavenger hunt today! Thank you so much for coming up with such a fabulous idea. And thanks to all the autors who participated!

 

August 1, 2011

sand0874

The scavenger hunt was so fun! Thank you, Colleen, for including other interesting authors. I can't wait for Voyage!!

 

August 1, 2011

kerinng

Loved the hunt! What a great idea! I had so much fun finding the clues this morning, and of course I love your books more than words can express! Thanks for putting all of this together for us! I'm counting down the days until Tiger's Voyage!

 

August 1, 2011

SissyRachel

I want to win so bad!!! XD like everyone else here. reviewerrachel@aol.com

 

August 1, 2011

Areesainsbury

Thanks so much for organizing the scavenger hunt. I spent way too much time visiting the different author's blogs and reading all the fun stuff on them. Plus it gave me a few new ideas for books to read. Love your books and thanks again!

 

August 1, 2011

krysalbe

I would love to win! Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Colleen :) socalgal82(at)hotmail(dot)com

 

August 1, 2011

eodonoghue

I hope I'm not too late!! I completed the scavenger hunt on my lunch break today but I missed the chance to comment here in my hurry to scarf down food while frantically puzzle solving. I am so in love with your books! They brought me back to my childhood days of sitting and watching the tigers and their trainers at Marine World and imagining a life where tigers were a part of mine. Now I have my stuffed Ren and a fantasy life to imagine that's even more fantastic than anything I could have ever dreamed up! Can't wait for Tiger's Voyage!

 

August 1, 2011

TheMidnightBookworm

Thank you so much for organizing this scavenger hunt! It has been entirely too much fun today hopping all over the blog world! - Entering for the prizes, which sound amazing! Thanks, Jess

 

August 1, 2011

heathercrook

Thank you for creating the scavenger hunt! I really enjoyed reading the piece from Ren's point of view! Is this part of book 5?

 

August 1, 2011

Sweetcrazycool

My friend showed me the site, saw the scavenger hunt and got me hooked on your books :) Just had to try this out courtneyaroby@yahoo.com

 

August 1, 2011

Ewa_xoxo

I'm so happy u did this scavenger hunt. It was so much fun

 

August 1, 2011

TigressCrown

I've been checking my email like CRAZY!! i finished the scanger hunt since 2 pm Easter Time. It's like 12 AM over here!!! I needto win this!!!

 

August 1, 2011

shugoi_fan

I was waiting for this scavenger hunt to start, just so I could enter for your exclusive give away. XD mguadalupe93267@hotmail.com

 

August 1, 2011

sdor01

Great diversion. Love scavenger hunts and this is very innovative. Hope to complete before midnight...but. Got late start. Thanks for allowing this sneak peak of not only your creativity, but all these other authors you hooked up. Thanks!

 

August 1, 2011

malter

My friends and I just had our own scavenger hunt around town. I seem to have a thing for these :)

 

August 1, 2011

TigersAreAwesome

Love the hunt and hope there's another one soon!

 

August 1, 2011

rorosuri

great contest,hope i/m not2 late, rogcaprino(at)hotmail(dot)com

 

August 1, 2011

ctippit

pick me!

 

August 1, 2011

kathryn

Scavenger hunts like these are so fun!

 

August 1, 2011

bilauta1234

What an awesome idea! This is so fun! I can't wait for the next one in December! :D

 

August 1, 2011

amykins

I love the scavenger hunt! It is so fun to go to different author's pages and fun bonus material. :)

 

August 1, 2011

AshWriter

Lovely! I think this idea is absolutely charming Colleen. How wonderful. I'll be awaiting the results. And even if they are not im favor the extra material was amazing. I think I would like to join your game as well. (My attempt at old-timey speak. Yeah, not very good I know. Haha.) dragonbuddy@live.com

 

August 1, 2011

KelleyLee

Filled out my scavanger hunt cannot wait to see the results!!! bjke0801@stcloudstate.edu

 

August 1, 2011

MeganK

WOW! What an awesome scavenger hunt and prize here! Please enter me! AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

 

August 1, 2011

smrauch

First I want to say that I love this idea, all of the bonus content is awesome, and the giveaways rule! Second, I am super frustrated right now because I can't figure out the right order of words! I have gone through the loop a bunch of times and I feel like the words fit multiple ways and don't want to be disqualified because I can't figure it out :-( Should I submit it multiple ways? Or will multiple entries also disqualify me?

 

August 1, 2011

JaimieW

Loved the scavenger hunt! deep_blue_sea0805@yahoo.com

 

August 1, 2011

XDukeXLovex

I couldn't read the first two books fast enough and now the end of Tiger's Quest is driving me crazy! I'm so excited for Tiger's Voyage! Thank you!

 

August 1, 2011

rachelo7921

Ohhh. I didn't think I was going to do this scavenger hunt, but those amazing prizes made me! Dang... Oh well! I'm excited now! -Rachel rachelo7921@yahoo.com

 

August 1, 2011

dana13345

OMG I had so much fun doing this scavenger hunt and it would be a dream come true if I won your amazing prize! Love your books :] Dana

 

August 1, 2011

faith4faith

Whew! Barely caught the scavenger hunt on time! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway as well. Thanks!

 

August 1, 2011

Readreview

PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!!! SOOOO EXCITED!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHO WINS!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!! sk8lyn123@aol.com

 

August 1, 2011

ffmaiden

Thanks for a great YA scavenger hunt. It was a lot of fun!

 

August 1, 2011

remarkablereads

I want to win! come check out my blog! www.remarkableteenreading.blogspot.com

 

August 1, 2011

TheTrueReader

Hi Colleen, I would love to enter for your bonus giveaway . My email is Lillypad4498@yahoo.com and keep1225faith@yahoo.com Thanks,tiger hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

August 1, 2011

Nessa1600

Loved the scavenger hunt! I hope I win!!

 

August 1, 2011

airvamp12

I AM SO READY FOR THE SCAVENGER HUNT

 

August 1, 2011

krysalbe

Love the scavenger hunt, Colleen! Got me thinking about minotaurs though, lol. socalgal82(at)hotmail(dot)com

 

August 1, 2011

nikkipickles45

This scavenger hunt is so amazing! And your prize package isn't so bad either!

 

August 1, 2011

LisaMPotts

This is such a great idea. Thanks for hosting such a fun project. I would love to enter for your "bonus" prize.

 

August 1, 2011

frunchezzcuh

Awzum giveaway!! I really enjoyed the YA Scavenger Hunt! Thank youuuuuu.

 

August 1, 2011

lamburts

Thanks for the scavenger hunt and great books. It'd be great if I won your 3rd book but even better if you released it early or posted it online for everyone. I'm all for the anticipation stuff but I will be buying it even if I've already read it, just ask amazon.com, it seems perfectly reasonable to me to have it available early. Better yet you could release books 4 and 5 at the same time online or in print. I'm not picky:)

 

August 1, 2011

platinumkitten

Thanks for the scavenger hunt! What a great and FUN idea! Now I have a bunch of books I want to read! :D

 

August 1, 2011

mamuts1

Thanks fro doing the scavenger hunt it was fun lol i got to read a lot of interesting books. probably going to start to read some of Dj Desmyter books and some of the other authors Thanks Colleen :D

 

August 1, 2011

india17tiger

This scavenger hunt has been fun!! I hope there will be more contest that are like this!! :)

 

August 1, 2011

Elewood

You've done a wonderful job setting up this hunt! Its been so much fun! Thank you!

 

August 1, 2011

BrittLit

This scavenger contest was a fantastic idea. I love getting to know more about all these awesome books. I've also found some new authors. Great idea!

 

August 1, 2011

cariescary

Colleen, thanks so much for the Scavenger Hunt!! I had a blast looking at everything! I'd love to win your giveaway. I'm crossing my fingers and toes :)

 

August 1, 2011

bananasluggirl

I love both books and can't wait for the third. So it sounds like their is going to be a movie? I cannot wait. Ren is such a heart throb, although I could easily fall for the bad boy Kishan as well. Its too bad I would leave both of them behind with my age. Then again, if I don't count their physical age and only count their actual age, I wouldn't be rocking the cradle anymore. I originally picked up the book because I was drawn to the tiger on the front cover and upon scanning the book, the poetry. Then, I started reading and got triple what I was expecting. Move over Edward and Jacob, Ren and Kishan have a new place in my heart.

 

August 1, 2011

leasha91

This is a great idea! Hope it becomes an annual thing.

 

August 1, 2011

believe2122

Thanks for the chance to win!! I'm glad 9:00 Pacific Time is noon here (lunch time) so I don't get fired checking my e-mail at .

 

August 1, 2011

Cherie

The scavenger hunt was a great idea. Good way to introduce readers to authors and books that they might not have known about before. Love It!

 

August 1, 2011

alicem

This is such a great contest - thanks so much for creating this! Great idea! :)

 

August 1, 2011

Bibliophile

Thanks so much for the hunt! Lots of fun and of course good luck to us all!!

 

August 1, 2011

kimcute13

That was fun!! Hope there'll be more of this. Thanks Colleen! :D

 

August 1, 2011

GeckyBoz

Awesome, giveaway. Love the scavenger hunt. :)

 

August 1, 2011

rmininge

Thanks for the hunt! Lots of fun. Can't wait for 11/1/11!

 

August 1, 2011

beckymckinnon

Thanks for the scavenger hunt, it was fun!

 

August 1, 2011

demoncat

This YA Scavenger Hunt was so much fun I had a great time and I would love to see this done again in the future!!! I'm sure everyone had fun as much as I did!

 

August 1, 2011

ktrgreen12

Wow lots of comments so far nice!i love the hunt!

 

August 1, 2011

Ansindt

Thank you soo much for this awesome contest=) ansindt@hotmail.com

 

August 1, 2011

missellenne

I loved participating in the scavenger hunt. I loved the exclusive content. The hunt also introduced me to some books that I am now eager to read. Great idea! Can't wait for Tiger's Voyage.

 

August 1, 2011

imajewelrymaker

What an awesome idea! Thanks for the opportunity :)

 

August 1, 2011

ReviewerRachel

I want to win so bad!!!

 

August 1, 2011

mommatiger

I enjoyed doing the Scavenger Hunt! Thanks Colleen!

 

August 1, 2011

Briggers

The scavenger hunt was a great stress reliever from finals :) I love the Tiger Saga series! Whenever I hear someone talk about Tiger's Curse, I do a little quick intake of breath because I'm so excited about them! I CANNOT WAIT until November 1st comes because I'm going to be the first in line to buy the next book in this series!

 

August 1, 2011

whatIwhant

i cant wait to find your work!!!!!!!!! and i rely hope to win something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

 

August 1, 2011

TheCozyReader

Thanks for the giveaway and for compiling the hunt! thecozyreader @ gmail.com

 

August 1, 2011

tgrmom

Love this hunt, what a great way to find great new authors! Still waiting for November, but until then I've got some good new finds to pass the time!

 

August 1, 2011

lahlah04

me & my mom just had the greatest time doing this scavenger hunt & bonding at the same time. i would recommend it to anyone & everyone. thank you so much.

 

August 1, 2011

TerriMc

Great way to showcase different authors I would not normally know about! Thanks so much! Hope to win something! Good luck everyone!

 

August 1, 2011

nxrocks

Thank you for hosting the scavenger. I commend you for stringing all the clues together. Hope you will think of doing this next year again because us as readers all appreciate it:)

 

August 1, 2011

lahlah04

how many times can you submit a form ?

 

August 1, 2011

TigerLoverGirl

Finished the scavanger hunt!!!Had so much fun:) Thank you colleen for hosting it. Oh and i live to read about Ren-Kelsey-Kishan!!!!

 

August 1, 2011

countesslindsay

I am getting a late start due to work, but am so excited to check out all the authors included in the scavenger hunt. I'm throughly excited about the possibility of wining even 1 great book. Thank you Colleen for writing a terrific series of books, that has energized my reading life to an unimaginable level.

 

August 1, 2011

warn6645

What a fun idea! I'm off to see the rest!

 

August 1, 2011

ImaginaryKris

Thanks for hosting the scavenger hunt. I've been having so much fun! I can't wait for TIGER'S VOYAGE. :D

 

August 1, 2011

kyowolf

Thank you so much for the scavenger hunt it was really fun!!

 

August 1, 2011

brookeRN

I love your books! I had so much fun doing the hunt! I can't wait to see if I win, but I can't wait even more until November 1st! Brooke

 

August 1, 2011

zonaxrawr

thank you for creating this scavenger hunt, it was an entertaining way to spend my day. :] so eager for tiger's voyage, i've absolutely loved this series so much.

 

August 1, 2011

costrom21

Thanks so much! This was a lot of fun!

 

August 1, 2011

BookWorm

This is so exciting! It took me forever to put the puzzle together... Thanks for putting this together and giving all of us a chance to win something! :)

 

August 1, 2011

BookSplot

Thanks so much for being part of the Scavenger Hunt - and for hosting more of Tara Hudson's great Hereafter :)

 

August 1, 2011

TheBookGirlReviews

This was such a fun idea! Thank you! :-D

 

August 1, 2011

Quickquotes

Thanks for hosting part of the scavenger hunt! I can't wait to look at the other pages!

 

August 1, 2011

NBREADS

You are my hero! All the authors in a hunt? Amazing! Thanks for arranging such a fun hunt!

 

August 1, 2011

Jillinda

Okay I'm seriously hoping to win. I can't wait for Tiger's Voyage. I've been a fan since your first Utah signing back in June of 2010. david_janeway@comcast.net

 

August 1, 2011

jwalker1

Wow! This was an incredible idea! Looks like MANY entered. We'll see who wins! Thanks for the fun! : )

 

August 1, 2011

jdarkwood

Awesome idea, and awesome prize pack!

 

August 1, 2011

SeaAggie17

I absolutely love your books!!! They are set in beautiful scenery, and I am totally in love with both Ren and Kishan!!! I can't wait for Tiger's Voyage and I will be counting the days til November, it will be very hard to wait that long!!! LOVE the series!!! Keep up the amazing work. I absolutely bawled at the end of Quest!

 

August 1, 2011

angelidgcruz

Thanks for coordinating this! It's an awesome giveaway. :D

 

August 1, 2011

bkgentner

Colleen, Well done scavenger hunt! Too bad I had to do it on iPhone! I'm on vacation and driving 3hrs to the airport! That's dedication! The tigers are well worth it though!! Thank you for the fun! Korrine

 

August 1, 2011

springandsorrow

Thank you so much for organizing this! It must have taken a lot of work. :)

 

August 1, 2011

sezata

The scavenger hunt was a blast! I discovered your books at barnes & noble one day and I immediately loved them. :)

 

August 1, 2011

kristina14

SO cool! I would love to win your books! I loved the first two and and can't wait to read the rest!

 

August 1, 2011

CourtneyHeitman

So grateful for the Scavenger Hunt!! Thank you for taking the time to not only be a part of it, but to design it! =)

 

August 1, 2011

Julie55

I love the YA Scavenger Hunt. Collen's contest is definitely the best, next to the grand prize! I hope to win something, fingers crossed!

 

August 1, 2011

Sarahthesquirt

I enjoyed doing the scavenger hunt! Love your books, and hope I get to meet you sometime!:)

 

August 1, 2011

samantha16

i would love to win just about ANYTHING! love the scavenger hunt!

 

August 1, 2011

manyoceans

WOW! What an awesome prize pack! And, I *loved* the scavenger hunt!! :) shortcut_2_mushrooms(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

 

August 1, 2011

TigerLover_Bri

I would love to win!!! Please? *hopefulled eyes, smiles* With fresh home made cookies? Please? Also, I had so much fun on the hunt, it was amazing! Now I'm going to be looking for these books on my Nook. (I love my Nook!) You made me want more books, you evil, awesome woman, you. :D Bri

 

August 1, 2011

mannaB

This is so much fun! Thanks for pulling this together!

 

August 1, 2011

kittykyo3

The Young Adult scavenger hunt was really fun! I learned about many new authors and was glad some of my favorite authors were on the hunt. I can't wait to start reading all these new books! I never really heard about or read about steam punk but now I'm so curious about it. Thank you so much for putting this together.

 

August 1, 2011

Sharli

Hi! Thank you so much for organizing this scavenger hunt! It's been a lot of fun :) And thanks for the prize pack , too!

 

August 1, 2011

Jamie88

I loved doing this YA Scavenger Hunt. Because of the hunt, I have added so many more books to my list of books to read. This scavenger hunt is so fun and I would really love to win Collen's contest!

 

August 1, 2011

ZAbig Five

ok so when we finsih the scavenger hunt we will be able to read ren's story???

 

August 1, 2011

SafiraWolf

OH MY GOSH!!!!! I can't take the waiting!! aaack!! This is a brilliant idea, Colleen, and my friend and I are absolutely ADDICTED to your books!! Keep it up!

 

August 1, 2011

elroleb

Thank you for the giveaway!

 

August 1, 2011

tiffanyv

My nails are bitten down to nubs. I've spent countless hours on the computer voting and scavenging. There's an anxious storm in the pit of my stomach! I have done all I can to win VOYAGE!!!! I have sewn my own Tiger dress, I made a Tiger bumble watch, earrings and necklace to match! I have a Tiger chair that I sit on and sew while listening to my Tiger's on CD. I have a "Ren" Tiger blanket that I snuggle up with everynight while catching up on SYTYCD!! My cell phone is protected by "my" Tiger case! I literally don't know what else I can do to PROVE myself to you, Colleen, that I NEEEEEEED to win VOYAGE! LOL This was a blast...hope everyone enjoyed themselves, but most of all, I hope that I WON!!!! Thanks Colleen, for your genius!!

 

August 1, 2011

muttlover11

Dear Colleen I really loved reading Tiger's Curse, and have started reading Tiger's Quest. I can't wait for the movie to come out I was really hoping they would make a movie out of the books. I can't wait for Tiger's Voyage to come out.You are such a great writer and I can't wait to see what happens in the end. I still can't decide between Ren and Kishan =]

 

August 1, 2011

nicole.tara

The scavenger hunt was fun!I'd like to win the prize, but even if I don't, I enjoyed doing the hunt! I'd like it if yous did more things like this!

 

August 1, 2011

mainhoonemily

The Scavenger Hunt was really fun and I have several new books to add to my to-read list. Thanks for putting this together!

 

August 1, 2011

AEWrites

Thanks for organizing such a great event!

 

August 1, 2011

daisykr

Thanks so much for the scavenger hunt! Had a great time, and added tons to my to be read list. :)

 

August 1, 2011

ECARRION

JUST PURCHASED BOTH BOOKS (HARDCOVER) LOVE THE COVERS, CAN'T WAIT TO READ THEM!!

 

August 1, 2011

petersonkatelyn

Hi Colleen! I had a really fabulous time on your scavenger hunt and am now looking forward to reading many of the books I have read about on the excursion! Thanks for the adventure and please consider me for your prize pack :)

 

August 1, 2011

VysBlog

Thank you for putting together is prize pack Colleen! vysblog(at)gmail(dot)com

 

August 1, 2011

saravlewis

Defiantly a good time! Hoping to win one of the prizes. :)

 

August 1, 2011

liz4169

This was defintely a blast. I also found out about authors i have never heard of. I hope this isnt the last time you this. :)

 

August 1, 2011

Any204

Had a lot of fun on the hunt! Thanks for setting it up.

 

August 1, 2011

lrobak

The scavenger hunt was tones of fun! Kudos, Colleen, to organizing it!!!!

 

August 1, 2011

Daely25

That was way too much fun, I just hope I put all the words in the right spot! :)

 

August 1, 2011

Dreamer

This was such a great idea! Most fun I've had all summer to be honest.

 

August 1, 2011

AdriannaKaden

I love this scavenger hunt!

 

August 1, 2011

teamren

am i still able to be in the drawing if i submitted the puzzle but i am already signed up for the newsletter??

 

August 1, 2011

kaycee

This is going to be so much fun!!! thanks!

 

August 1, 2011

amwoWOAH

Enter me please!! Amanda wolfbauer3(at)gmail(dot)com

 

August 1, 2011

TabithaMichelle

This is so much fun!!!

 

August 1, 2011

Keericxi

Hi there! Loving the scavenger hunt!!

 

August 1, 2011

jberardi

Thanks for the hunt, it was fun. I hope I figured out the order right =).

 

August 1, 2011

Supernerd

And this is my super-fantastic-amazingly witty comment! Okay, maybe not quite so witty, but it is super, fantastic, and amazing. I'm so glad I heard about this scavenger hunt. While some of the words were interchangeable (and I wasn't quite sure about an order)I've been introduced to tons of new authors. Can't wait to start reading!

 

August 1, 2011

linzyrosier

Loved it!! I hope I win!!!! You couldn't bestow your gifts to a more deserving devoted subject!!! :D

 

August 1, 2011

Snickers

Thanks for throwing this contest together! You always do more than expected! Which is why you are by far my most favorite author! All the extras, prizes, contests, qoutes, all of it! No other author gives as much to their readers as you! Thanks Mrs. Houck!

 

August 1, 2011

kslap20

This is so awesome! Thank you for organizing this scavenger hunt i had so much fun reading all of the author's posts. I also absolutely LOVED Tiger's Curse and Tiger's Quest!!

 

August 1, 2011

hollyfireblaze

The scavenger hunt was really fun! Hope to enjoy something similar in the future!

 

August 1, 2011

krod27

Love your books!

 

August 1, 2011

amandar

Scavenger hunts are soooo much fun. Thank you for being a part of it! amelno(at)gmail(dot)com

 

August 1, 2011

morgan0118

I would like to be entered to win your prize pack!! Even if I don't win, I can't wait to read your books! They sound soooo good!

 

August 1, 2011

sstevenot

I am a die hard Tiger FAN!

 

August 1, 2011

inukiba951

Thank you very much for the fun scavenger hunt and giveaway! Great way to spread the word about new books. There are so many I've added to my reading pile and I'm only halfway through the scavenger hunt. Thank you again! :]

 

August 1, 2011

mysummergirlbooks

wow this is such an amazing thing! Thanks for hosting Tara Hudson and running a contest!

 

August 1, 2011

KelseyTF

Love the hunt, thanks Colleen 4 all this, it's been amazing!!!

 

August 1, 2011

Lupe82

that was a awesome idea, thanks for putting it together. it was so much fun :D

 

August 1, 2011

TwoTigers

The Scavenger Hunt was a lot of fun! Thanks Colleen!

 

August 1, 2011

minhchieu

I love the Tiger Saga series so much!

 

August 1, 2011

RosaR1142

Loved the scavanger hunt and your books are great!!

 

August 1, 2011

tinyqueen

The scavenger hunt was really fun! It was a bit confusing at some parts as i had to go from link to link but in the end i was soooo happy to have finished it. I can't wait to see the results tomorrow :)

 

August 1, 2011

misstrangelove

I love this blog hunt idea, its very novel!

 

August 1, 2011

blmunroe

I can't wait until: 9 am pacific time on Tuesday August 2nd!! Thanks for the story on REN! Such a pleasant surprise!!

 

August 1, 2011

alejana02

Just read the bonus material. Very cool insight into Ren's life as a tiger prior to meeting Kelsey. Really enjoy the bonus material, the quotes and all things Tiger! Thanks for the fun event Colleen!!!

 

August 1, 2011

LitzaLou

I am having so much fun with this scavenger hunt (& adding heaps of books to my TBR pile)! Thanks so much for participating & for the giveaway!

 

August 1, 2011

gingergoalie

this is such a cool idea! i am getting so many ideas of new books to read and am so excited to see how this all turns out :)

 

August 1, 2011

Mockingjaye

Hi, Katie here, can't wait to see the results tomorrow!

 

August 1, 2011

Kristina

Awesome scavenger hunt! :) Y'all rock for putting it together for all of us! kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

 

August 1, 2011

ktrgreen1212

I am so happy to join this hunt and Colleen &all the other authors wow!!colleen you like #1 best hunt person on how you did this all!love you keira

 

August 1, 2011

lkoehler

Thanks so much for the scavenger hunt. I can't wait to read your books. I have not had the oppurtunity to do it yet but will soon. Thanks again and for the giveaway and the hunt. Laura

 

August 1, 2011

rhanson

hey colleen, i love the tiger's curse books and i cannot wait for tiger's voyage and the movie!! the scavenger hunt is very cool so far and im looking forward to your bonus content on one of the blogs!!

 

August 1, 2011

Sophi2S

OMG. This scavenger hunt seems like so much fun!!! It would be so cool to win the prize. :P What a fantastic idea it was to have this.

 

August 1, 2011

angel512839

squeee. This is so much funb. Thanks for putting this together!!!!! Angelanbobby01@aol.com

 

August 1, 2011

SpadesHighReads

This is so great!! I hope I got all the words in the right places **Fingers crossed** Thank you so much for this opportunity! and Im LOVING the scavenger hunt!! Have a Great week!!

 

August 1, 2011

aceofclubs720

Just finished the scavenger hunt. It was awesome!! Had fun finding all the words and trying to complete the paragraph. I hope I got it correct. :)

 

August 1, 2011

JenHerd

Honk if you thought the YA Scavenger Hunt was fabulous - HONK HONK!!

 

August 1, 2011

cassidydassidy

Thank you Colleen Houck for this scavenger hunt.

 

August 1, 2011

artdem

The scavenger hunt was amazing!!! Thank you very much!

 

August 1, 2011

babyboston430

:) this scavenger hunt was sooooo fun thanks for all the contests

 

August 1, 2011

MeliD5

Thanks for doing this giveaway. I love Ren and I cannot wait until the release of Tiger's Voyage. Diana

 

August 1, 2011

roselin2703

This is totally awesome. I have completed mine thank god. I think I got all the words right but not sure. good luck everyone and congrats to the winner.

 

August 1, 2011

mkarenzandrea

Im in love with Ren n waitinng for the third bookto come out is horrible....Plz plz pIcK meeeeEee!!!!!!!

 

August 1, 2011

trumfelt

I came across Tiger's Curse as a summer book to read and I must let you know that I am really impressed with your story line and characters. You and your books are a breath of fresh air. I completed your scavenger hunt and entered my answers just a moment ago. Wow was it fun! The hunt provided me additional options to add to my library of future books to read. Thanks to you and all of the other wonderful authors involved with the scavenger hunt. It was a great idea for those that love a challenge and are always looking out for a captivating book to read. Trina Rumfelt

 

August 1, 2011

CrystaLorenz

Now comes the hard part. waiting to some of us to get chosen. Good luck everyone! Thanks to all the wonderful authors who love their crazy fans enough to put this together.

 

August 1, 2011

Dizzodin

Oh my goodness! This is AMAZING!!! Thanks so much!!!

 

August 1, 2011

Searchy2Aleut

The Hunt was fun! As was reading about Ren.

 

August 1, 2011

JanRobertson

Thanks for creating the Scavenger Hunt! It's really clever, and the chance to win giveaways is awesome. I'm a school librarian and my students would be really excited to have me raffling off some stuff so I hope I win! :-)

 

August 1, 2011

sweettwilighttiger

Thank you Mrs. Houck I finally found the one I was missing and finished the puzzle. You and the other authors made this a very fun filled day for me and I really enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you.

 

August 1, 2011

Genta777

I love Colleen Houck she is my favorite auther EVER!!!!! She is AMAZING!!!!!!!! I would love to win the signed books and poster!!!!!!! :)

 

August 1, 2011

cajunredhead

The scavanger hunt was so much fun!!!!!! I just out about 10 more books on my must read list... thanks a bunch!!!!

 

August 1, 2011

spellingwinner1

This is sooooo fun!!! Please enter me in the contest! Thanks!

 

August 1, 2011

l.ramos7

oh my god!! I LoVe tigers curse and tigers quest. and im secretly in love with ren =] i really did enjy the forst two books and i am counting the days for tigers voyage to come out =]

 

August 1, 2011

Libchick

I think I am so going to enjoy the scavenger hunt. Fun thing to do on a Monday!

 

August 1, 2011

rajkumari378

Thanks for coordinated the YA Scavenger Hunt, so far it's been fun. Please enter me in to win the prize pack. Thanks again.:)

 

August 1, 2011

potterperson123

Heyy! I'm really glad I started this scavenger hunt! This page gave me a new book that I can buy and read. I love these kind of books:)

 

August 1, 2011

alejana02

Great scavenger hunt!!! My daughter and I worked on it together. Very fun!!!!

 

August 1, 2011

tigressa1

awesomeness!!!

 

August 1, 2011

candycane

Awsomely fun hunt!! Great way to meet everyone!

 

August 1, 2011

PickATigerByTheToe

Thanks so much for this!!! It was really fun!

 

August 1, 2011

MandaPanda26

I wanted to cry for Ren in that story Colleen. I wanted to take him away and make everything better. You know how to tug at my heart-strings. Also love the tweets from Ren's POV. Tiger's Curse from Ren's POV would be amazingly awesome.

 

August 1, 2011

Genta777

I love Colleen Houck she is my favorite auther EVER!!!!! She is AMAZING!!!!!!!! I would love to win the signed books and poster!!!!!! :)

 

August 1, 2011

loganturner

What an incredible giveaway! I'm having so much fun on the scavenger hunt meeting lots of cool authors and getting exclusives. Thank you!

 

August 1, 2011

shadowtiger0906

Heyy, I joined the scavenger hunt! It's fun and I got some new books to read thanks to the other authors :).

 

August 1, 2011

poodle649

This scavenger hunt is fun on a boring summer day! Filling in the blanks was harder than I thought it would be, but totally worth it. Thanks for the awesome idea!

 

August 1, 2011

hopegrad03

Thanks for organizing the hunt! What exciting prizes!

 

August 1, 2011

mtwarrior26

i know i am not the first to finish this, but it was pretty fun and i hope i have a chance at the prize. thank you for all you do for your fans miss Colleen. :)

 

August 1, 2011

SafiraWolf

Peace!!!

 

August 1, 2011

Starfire Blaze

This was SO MUCH FUN!!!!!

 

August 1, 2011

lostinbooks

I'm so excited!!! I signed up for the newsletter this morning, but I want to be doubly sure I qualify! I would be beyond thrilled if I actually won something! Colleen you are the best! This was an awesome idea. I can't wait to read all of these new books!

 

August 1, 2011

Caroline

I would LOVE to win the extra prize pack you are giving, Coleen, I am one of your biggest Tiger Fans and winning would mean sooooooooo much to me!!!! :) :) :) :) I hope I win. Thank you for all your time and support you have put into this Scavenger Hunt. We appreciate it! :)

 

August 1, 2011

bsangil

Loved the scavenger hunt... especially the chance to get to know Ren a little better. =]

 

August 1, 2011

Ricky21

This scavenger hunt is fantastic, rather time consuming, but fun all the same! Colleen, you're one of my favorite authors ever (your books are brilliant). And I can't wait to see the movie! Also, thank you for leaving me with a great big cliffhanger in Tiger's Quest, not very nice .) I'm dying to find out what happens in tiger's Voyage!

 

August 1, 2011

StuckInBooks

This has been so much fun today. I can't wait to get to each new site. Thanks. valerie(at)stuckinbooks.com

 

August 1, 2011

AspiringAuthor

Dear Colleen, I love your books SO much. I cannot wait for Tiger's Voyage to come out this November! I am leaving this comment so I can be eligible for the contest/prize, but I really want to say that you are an amazing author. I hope I can write stories as good as yours someday! And I LOVED All Hallow's Eve! Thanks for writing!

 

August 1, 2011

BrokenButterfly

I'm so loving this scavenger hunt!!! Thanks so much for putting it all together! I can't wait to see who wins the grand prize!! :D

 

August 1, 2011

sommerset

Thanks for this opportunity, Colleen! After meeting you at the RT Convention, my sister and I proceeded to devour your books and are waiting at the edge of our seats for TIGER'S VOYAGE. We're so excited! Thanks again, Deserae McGlothen desimcg@hotmail.com

 

August 1, 2011

chacha131

Thank you for being part of this scavenger hunt! I am having so much fun!

 

August 1, 2011

botoocean

Colleen, does tha mean u can tamper some of the words, like waker for example can u get rid of the r and have still count? Also, this scavenger hunt is a re4ally awsome idea! It would be really cool if u had it again next year!

 

August 1, 2011

Darian

The Hunt was really fun and exciting! I got confused at a few spots but it was worth it! I can't wait to read Ren's story and finish the Paragraph! :)

 

August 1, 2011

Katrina:)

Thanks so much for setting up this scavenger hunt. I had so much fun reading about books I may not have heard about otherwise. :)

 

August 1, 2011

cheetiedarlen

awesome books colleen, i love all the time you put into them just for all your fans. keep writing, i love your books

 

August 1, 2011

Gemma79

Woow great time hunting!! LOL but I'm a little bit lost... Kisses from Barcelona!!

 

August 1, 2011

Mel_Rose

The Hunt is such a fun and interesting to do new things with your fans and open their eyes to other options in the YA world! Keep up the great work and creative ideas to get fans involved! You are amazing!

 

August 1, 2011

Eisen5585

This Hunt is really FUN! I'm stilling hunting but I'm going to be done soon! THANKS! I've found some really cool books to add to my Books To Read pile.

 

August 1, 2011

auroracoriolis

What a fantastic idea! I absolutely love it when authors go the extra mile to make sure that their readers enjoy the full experience, excitement, and anticipation that surrounds each book. Thanks a bunch! I would like to enter your specific contest. My email is: auroracoriolis@gmail.com

 

August 1, 2011

kortnies

This is such a cool scavenger hunt! Thanks for participating (:

 

August 1, 2011

TigressCrown

I finally completed it! I can't wait! Thanks for this oppurtunity, Colleen. You're the best! =)

 

August 1, 2011

TinkSaz

Finally finshed!! Thank you for the list of authors it helped greatly. Thanks for putting the scavenger hunt together, I loved It! Thank you so much.

 

August 1, 2011

wildangel

Colleen, this scavenger hunt was an awesome idea. I didn't know if I would have a chance to participate because of work. But yay, I had the day off. Anyhow. I loved all the extras. Also found a bunch of new books that I will be reading in the near future. Many of these authors I had never heard of before. Thanks :)

 

August 1, 2011

tigerfan96

OK, I went out on a limb and enter the contest, even though some of the words could have gone in several different spaces. It sounds right when I read it out loud, so I entered! really happy that you put this all together, Colleen. I had nothing to read between now and November that I haven't already read at least 4 times, and now I have too many books to count on my wishlist! Most of these books and authors I wouldn't have even heard about, and if I did, I probably wouldn't have read any of them. I'd like to enter your prize contest. My e-mail is whitetigerfan96@rocketmail.com Thanks again for being an awesome author and caring so much about your fans!

 

August 1, 2011

chouck

Each word in red is only used once. There is one word from each author's page. It all fits if you play with them a bit. There should be 23 words total. Some blanks are next to each other.

 

August 1, 2011

SeriestoLife

I loved the Scavenger Hunt. Thank you Colleen for this opportunity for everyone to interact with many authors and learn more about there books. Though, some it was confusing but I loved it in the end. Thank you for everything that you have done and will do. And thank you to all of the participating authours. Happy Hunting!

 

August 1, 2011

ramen_addict

Thanks for the giveaway! This scavenger hunt is fun :) I've been dying to read your books for a while now, I've heard such good things about them!

 

August 1, 2011

nodizzies

This is an awesome scavenger hunt! Amazing prizes, too. I would like to be entered for your prize :) jadedlittlegirlx [at] gmail [dot] com

 

August 1, 2011

Flores

Wow had a lot of fun with the scavenger hunt! Hope I win :) Still thanks to all of the wonderful authors for hosting this. I've read from some of my favorite authors today and was introduced to new ones. Best Wishes, Patty

 

August 1, 2011

RoseMoulton

I'm a librarian in KS and I love your books. I have shared them with many of our teens already. I would love this prize package and I'm super exited to go on the scavenger hunt!

 

August 1, 2011

laurafergs

loving the YA Scavenger Hunt...thanks for taking part =) xx

 

August 1, 2011

wackymomma

Hi Colleen, Consider this my entry for the prize pack! So it's not a wasted post, here's some happy reading for you to enjoy! Twilight By Jenna DeTrapani "The sunlight accepts relief as it lies on the horizon. Much needed rest in its race against the moon." .) Thanks again for the Scavenger Hunt idea!!! It's been a blast! Jenna DeTrapani howdymomma@yahoo.com

 

August 1, 2011

dagnyfan

The girls in my class (already Tiger's Curse Fans) LOVE ghost stories. I'll definitely pick up a copy of Tara's book.

 

August 1, 2011

EnjoliG

Loving the scavenger hunt!!!! Its GREAT!

 

August 1, 2011

ShannonQ

The Scavenger Hunt was so much fun. I'm learning about new books and authors(well new to me) Love it!

 

August 1, 2011

Bookworm1996

Hoping to win some books!

 

August 1, 2011

BonaFideBookworm

at first i wasn't sure about doing the scavenger hunt but now i'm so glad i did! i discovered so many new authors to go check out. thanks so much for putting this together Mrs Houck!! (oh and btw, your books rock!)

 

August 1, 2011

VerayC

That was fun and lots of great reading, but the form was kind of hard, at least some words I wasn't sure about. Anyway, thanks for all the great extras. I loved reading more about Ren. I hope I win something, that would be fun too.

 

August 1, 2011

pioneerclub

I LOVE COLLEN HOUCKS BOOKS I AM OBSESSED AND I AM DYING TO WIN HER BOOKS AND POSTER THAT SHES GIVING AWAY!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) SHE IS THE BEST AUTTHOR EVER.. MIGHT EVEN BE BETTER THAN J.K ROWLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

 

August 1, 2011

Jamad673

WOW! this is awesoome! i was blown away from this post! First ive been wanting to read Hereafter since forever! Now, i need to go get on this hunt :)

 

August 1, 2011

XenasMom

Thank you Colleen Houck for this scavenger hunt. I have read and reviewed your first two books on my blog.(http://librariansquest.blogspot.com) I sent out a message on my blog and twitter today hoping that my older students will participate in the hunt. I was introduced to some new authors today via the hunt whose books I will be checking out for my students. Like many of your readers I am counting the days until the release of Tiger's Voyage.

 

August 1, 2011

TigerLoverGirl

Big fan of your books! I'm commenting to be eligable to win the Tiger's Curse prize pack. I had fun in the scavenger hunt!Thank you for writting and organizing this event:)

 

August 1, 2011

sissausbug

Hey Colleen! I'm having a little trouble fitting in the different animals. Some are kind of interchangeable. Any tips? This was a great idea, and I can't wait to find out who the lucky winner is! .)

 

August 1, 2011

MOlson731

Thank you for such a fun idea!! I love your series and I am eagerly waiting for the third book :)

 

August 1, 2011

KelseyPaige

I got it all filled out (hopefully the right way). That was a lot of fun!

 

August 1, 2011

tigerfan96

um... colleen. i ended up with 24 words total and i should only have 23, right? some of the authors websites must have had words in red that weren't the clue word. and also, some words could fit into multiple blank spaces. it's very confusing. how do I know which word goes into which space?

 

August 1, 2011

tigerssss

I'm so confused. Is "secret" supposed to be used twice?? Or is that a mistake? Two authors had the word secret in red on their sites...

 

August 1, 2011

sydnaynay

I had loads of fun woring on the scavenger hunt! Loved Ren's story by the way to!

 

August 1, 2011

Jellybeanz14

Had great fun working on your scavenger hunt. I would hope you would make another soon .I can not wait for your third book Tiger's Voyage to be coming out soon.

 

August 1, 2011

megg92

Love love love your series! Very inspiring writer & I can't wait for the 3rd book! Keep up the awesomeness! Haha. :)

 

August 1, 2011

wackymomma

Ren's story was absolutely perfect, Colleen. Thank you for sharing it!

 

August 1, 2011

cinomann17

This is where I comment to get a chance to win your special prize right?

 

August 1, 2011

sunsettiger

You are the BEST author Ms. Houck. I love all of your books, and I can't wait for Tiger's Voyage!! Thanks for the scavenger hunt! One problem though, Lisa & Laura Roecker's page ISN'T WORKING!!

 

August 1, 2011

Icecream18

Thank you so much for these great prizes! I love this hunt, it's super fun

 

August 1, 2011

eeparmelee

Love the contest! Fantastic Idea!!

 

August 1, 2011

violetismyskye

I have loved this scavenger hunt today, it's been so much fun and just the mental workout I've been wanting. I would love to be considered for your prize portion. My email is XvioletskyeJ@gmail.com Thank you so much for organizing this hunt.

 

August 1, 2011

jaycimarie

How fun! I love scavanger hunts and word puzzles. How creative!

 

August 1, 2011

MandaPanda26

So exciting. I love you Colleen and I love this series. I want Ren, he's perfection. While I'm here I want to say thank you. Not only for giving me a series and characters to love, but you also helped me find my future career.

 

August 1, 2011

pioneerclub

I really loved the scavenger hunt is was super fun and something I have never done before!! It was fun entering the contests and I hope I win something!!!!

 

August 1, 2011

smrauch

Thanks for setting this up! It is very cool!

 

August 1, 2011

mentalninja918

I love your books! Great contest too! Can't wait for Tiger's Voyage!

 

August 1, 2011

armygrl81

I had a lot of fun participating in the scavenger hunt. I enjoyed all of the bonus materials and being introduced to authors that I would not have otherwise considered. Thanks for a great opportunity!

 

August 1, 2011

tigerlover4ever

I love the Tigers Curse books!! I especially love the fact that its something my daughter and I can enjoy together. Keep up the great work!

 

August 1, 2011

kilngirl

what a fun contest! thanks for arranging it - i'm enjoying reading about the authors of books i've read or plan to read, as well as the excerpts and inside info. it's a great idea, especially for a rainy day like i'm currently having! well, now i'll keep moving on the scavenger hunt... thanks, again! :)

 

August 1, 2011

Icetalon

Finally finished! Loved the story about Ren :)

 

August 1, 2011

hanbk14

I love the Tiger Saga series so much! The scavenger hunt was so much fun! Hope get lucky and win something! You are an amazing author!

 

August 1, 2011

costie

Colleen I absolutely love your books and can't wait to get my hands on Tiger's Voyage. I've cried, laughed, and anguished during Tiger's Curse and Tiger's Quest. I just must have more! Thanks!

 

August 1, 2011

ssalach88

This is so exciting! My mother RAVES about this series and I would love to read it for myself! Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway! Now I'm off to continue the scavenger hunt! Good luck to everyone! :)

 

August 1, 2011

mdaltonedits

This scavenger hunt is a fantastic idea, and a great way to help promote your fellow YA authors! Thanks so much for doing this!

 

August 1, 2011

TinaLynnReads

This is so much fun! Thanks!

 

August 1, 2011

brexcraw

Totally just loving this scavenger hunt!! Am I considered a "slacker mom" for doing this while my children play with their hotwheels?? Have absolutely loved your books so far....I can hardly wait for the others!!! I hated to start to read the first novel because I hated to wait for the others, but I couldn't contain myself, no self-control as you can see!!! And I'm glad I didn't, I am ashamed to say how many times I have read them, but I have loved them each and every time. Thanks for all your hard work!!!

 

August 1, 2011

Ruthie

I'm so confused. I've got all the words, but I have NO idea where to put "Waker." Do we get any hints?

 

August 1, 2011

venividivici05

Loving this scavenger hunt and absolutely LOVE your books!! Hope you pick me!

 

August 1, 2011

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)

How have I not heard about the upcoming movie?! The concept art is gorgeous and this entire scavenger hunt is such a fun idea. I can't wait to check out all the other goodies along the way. Thank you soooooo much for the giveaway!

 

August 1, 2011

sweettwilighttiger

Ok I've been to all 23 authors and yet somehow still coming up a word short. Is someone suppose to have two words or something?

 

August 1, 2011

botoocean

I found all the words and im trying to piece them into the puzzle but some of the words dont seem to make sense anywhere

 

August 1, 2011

Amber M

Thanks so much for showing us that alternate origin story. I loved reading it! I'd like to be entered into your contest portion and my email address is Amberinblunderland@yahoo.com.

 

August 1, 2011

TigerTears

Colleen, ... this was a total blast and I want to thank you for your dedication to all your fans! We appreciate you taking the time to engage us all with these fun activities while we wait for the next amazing sequel to be released! YOU ROCK!

 

August 1, 2011

leenaB

This scavenger hunt is awesome! Thank you so much Colleen. I absolutely love both: the Tiger's Curse and Tiger's Quest. I can't wait for Tiger's Voyage, I am sure it will be amazing!

 

August 1, 2011

Zury_C

Thanks for making this Scavenger Hunt Colleen! Looking forward to it mostly for Ren's story. Dying to read any new material from you since every piece you send out to the fans blows my mind lol.

 

August 1, 2011

kyowolf

This is so much fun Thank You!

 

August 1, 2011

Tiger's Heart

Thank you so~ much for organizing this scavenger hunt! It was a blast and I happily learned about authors I hadn't heard of before. I now have new stuff to read while I wait for Tiger's Voyage! Yay! Oh, and I have a different e-mail than the one I originally used to create this account. It's physicsgirl13@gmail.com. I can't figure out how to change this in my account....

 

August 1, 2011

chouck

Here is a complete list of authors. Here is a list of all the participating authors in alphabetical order. There are actually 23 authors involved. I forgot to add myself =) JOSEPHINE ANGELINI TERA LYNN CHILDS ANGELA CORBETT KADY CROSS HEATHER DAVIS DJ DESMYTER BREE DESPAIN LEIGH FALLON MARLEY GIBSON ABBI GLINES COLLEEN HOUCK TARA HUDSON ELANA JOHNSON SOPHIE JORDAN MYRA MCENTIRE ALEXANDRA MONIR LISA NOWAK AMY PLUM BETH REVIS LISA & LAURA ROECKER INARA SCOTT JERI SMITH-READY LANI WOODLAND

 

August 1, 2011

pioneerclub

I'm so confused to. I have 20 words out of 22 and i get stuck on the heather davis website casue then it takes me back to abbys website which i already went to in the middle of this i'm so confused so im just going to try and find the other authors website. I suggest everyone else do the same cause ive gone through this scavenger hunt 4 TIMES ALREADY...good luck every1

 

August 1, 2011

TheTrueReader

Do we have to email the paragraph puzzle to you too along with the google form? Or do we just have to fill out the goggle form?

 

August 1, 2011

TheTrueReader

Try typing the authors names in, and then see if u find Their website

 

August 1, 2011

sweettwilighttiger

im just wondering if after you visit some of the sites if you're not allowed back on them because its not letting me on one that it did in the beginning

 

August 1, 2011

TinkSaz

I am so confused. I keep ending up right back to the same authors. Is there a complete list of authors participating in the scavenger hunt, so we can look them up if we keep going in circles? Are there more than one word on some of the websites? because some authors are writing multiple words in red.

 

August 1, 2011

Tiger's Heart

The True Reader, how many words do you have so far? I just found number 16, but now I'm lost again...Who was the last author you were directed to?

 

August 1, 2011

TheTrueReader

Wait I'm confused too. I think we r missed some authors and some words. Somebody HELP!?!!!!!

 

August 1, 2011

Tiger's Heart

I'm also confused...I got to Tara Hudson's page, and then her link sent me back here, which is the beginning, right? So now I'm just going back through the pages. I have 15 words out of 22 so far, unless some are repeated...What should I do? By the way, I'm really enjoying all the bonus materials and finding new authors to check out! This is fun! Thanks so much for setting up this awesome event!

 

August 1, 2011

tigerfan96

this isn't making any sense. i keep following the links to take me to the next website, but it keeps taking me back to the same ones. are some of the clue words used twice? because i dont have enough to fill all the empty spaces. Colleen, could you please explain this to me?

 

August 1, 2011

tigerfan96

amy plum has posted hers (finally) but now I'm on Tera Lynn Childs's website, and she has a post from a few days ago announcing the scavenger hunt, but still hasn't posted the clue. it's 3 in the morning here (Eastern Standard Time) so it should be midnight by Pacific standard time. for everyone wondering how to post something before midnight if you didn't have the clue before then, i had the same problem, but when i thought about it really, really hard, i figured out they probably mean midnight on August 1st (as in between the 1st and 2nd of August) yeah i know, it's confusing :/

 

July 31, 2011

Wearydreams

Just finished reading All-Hallows-Even. Loved it. Thank you :)

 

July 31, 2011

tigerssss

how can we submit the contest BEFORE Aug 1 pacific time if some of the authors (3, to be exact) have not posted their clues?? :(

 

July 31, 2011

AshWriter

so we have to wait until then for the whole hunt?

 

July 31, 2011

TheTrueReader

That's because she set it for 12am pacific time

 

July 31, 2011

AshWriter

amy plum's website is not working

 

July 31, 2011

tinyqueen

Scott did post it. go under the tab BLOG

 

July 31, 2011

TheTrueReader

Ohara Scott hasnt posted hers yet. When will she?

 

July 31, 2011

chouck

when you are done you click the highlighted word HERE. The clues are not in order. You need to put them into the puzzle in the right order.

 

July 31, 2011

AshWriter

I'm confused are the clues going to be in order and how do we know which website to go to after the link on this page? I'm easily confused and losed hehe...not joking.