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July 17, 2012

Summer Hunt Authors Announced!

Posted by Colleen Houck in Cookie Corner, Craft Corner, Creature Corner, Puzzle, YA Scavenger Hunt

 

ANNOUNCING THE SUMMER
YA SCAVENGER HUNT
AUTHORS!


This summer the Hunt will have two teams (RED & BLUE) of 27 authors each. We've added several new authors with some very exciting material. I'm really looking forward to not only getting to know these authors better but adding to my book collection! I will be on the BLUE team.



THE BLUE TEAM



HEATHER ANASTASIU

 



JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

 


 
GWENDA BOND

 


 
TERA LYNN CHILDS

 



ANGELA CORBETT

 


 
 
GINA DAMICO

 



ED DEHORATIUS

 



LEIGH FALLON

 


 
MARLEY GIBSON

 



SHAUNA GRANGER

 


 
CYNTHIA HAND

 



NANCY HOLDER

 


 
COLLEEN HOUCK

 



TARA HUDSON

 


 
DENISE JADEN

 



MIRANDA KENNEALLY

 


 
SUZANNE LAZEAR

 



JODI MEADOWS

 


 
ALEXANDRA MONIR

 



E.C. MYERS

 


 
ERICA O’ROURKE

 
AMY PLUM
 
 



CARRIE RYAN

 


 
JESSICA SHIRVINGTON

Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters, # 2) 



J.A. SOUDERS

 


 
VICTORIA STRAUSS

 



DEBBIE VIGUIE

 





THE RED TEAM




JOSEPHINE ANGELINI

 


 
LEAH BOBET

 



LISA BURSTEIN

 


 
KRISTI COOK

 



JULIE CROSS

 


 
TRACY DEEBS

 



KIMBERLY DERTING

 


 
TARA FULLER

 



DAVID MACINNIS GILL

 



JANET GURTLER

 



RACHEL HARRIS

 



ELISSA J. HOOLE

 



AMALIE HOWARD

 



CORRINE JACKSON

 



STACEY KADE

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JESSICA KHOURY

 




CLAIRE MERLE

 



COURTNEY ALLISON MOULTON

 



GREGG OLSEN

 



JOCELYN DAVIES

 



LISSA PRICE

 



PETER ADAM SALOMON

 



JERI SMITH-READY

 


BETH REVIS

 

JESSICA SPOTSWOOD

 



TERI TERRY

 



LANI WOODLAND

 


Note from Colleen: I'm so excited about this hunt!
Leave a comment to tell me which books you are the most looking forward to.




CRAFT CORNER

by

Suki Lotti


 

Email: Suki@colleenhouck.com
Relation to Colleen: Sister-in-Law 
 

I recently reminded myself how to crochet and that naturally gave me the idea for a color scheme for this clutch. Clutches are easy and quick to make. If you added a strap, you could have a hand bag or wristlet. They are also easy to change the look of by varying the stitch you use, the type of yarn, and even the size of your hook.





 

I call this the Ren Clutch. Original, yes? I'm so glad the store was mostly empty when I was buying the blue yarn. I had pictures on my phone of cobalt blue and walked back and forth between 5 aisles of yarn to decide which blue was the closest. The blue photographed a little bit darker than it actually is.




The side edging is a single crochet stitching.



Isn't that button perfect? The clutch measures approximately 4" x 9.5" and the flap is 2".


My daughter found a few items to put into the clutch. We could have fit more in there without it being too bulky or heavy!


Speaking of my daughter, isn't she adorable? She was so willing to be my model. It is just pure coincidence that she chose to wear her tiger dress on this particular day!


And please, ignore the background in both these pictures. It is almost embarrassing but obviously not embarrassing enough for me to retake the pictures! Such is life. I know you understand.

I made this clutch with worsted weight acrylic yarn in black, white, as-close-as-could-be cobalt blue, and one button. I used a 5.0mm hook (I think) and a large needle to sew on the button and weave in the ends. You can find the directions here.

Note from Colleen: Isn't my niece cute? I named the mermaid Kaeliora after her. The other nieces are jealous. They'd prefer to be mermaids too.



 

 

COOKIE CORNER


Check out the video created by these Tiger fans making a batch of Ren's cookies. They look yummy!








 

CREATURE CORNER

by 

Heather Lotti




Email: Heather@colleenhouck.com 
Relation to Colleen: Sister-in-Law 
Bio: Heather is a lover of art galleries, young adult fiction, and has a forced appreciation of legos (thanks to my two young boys who are now finally old enough not to eat them). I am a former school counselor who currently focuses most of my energies on making sure all household members eat their vegetables and have clean laundry. In my free moments I enjoy period romance movies, painting, and going for walks with the fam.

Stymphalian Birds


 
Stymphalian Birds, according to Mr. Kadam’s writings are, “Terrible flesh-eating birds with iron beaks, bronze claws, and toxic droppings. They usually live in large colonies.” That should be enough to make any heroine want to avoid them… but through a series of quests Kelsey must again outsmart a creepy creature. In order to get the “Divine Weaver’s Scarf” Kelsey and Kishan had to roll Stymphalian Bird eggs off of the scarf.

 

 
According to Greek legend, Hercules was to drive away a large flock of birds by a city named Stymphalos
(see http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/birds.html for more info).

He first had to use a rattle to drive them out of the brush and then shot them with arrows.  "They are described in different ways, but most commonly as voracious birds of prey, which attacked even men, and which were armed with brazen wings, from which they could shoot out their feathers like arrows."
(Apollod. ii. 5. § 2; Paus. viii. 22. § 4; Hygin. Fab. 30 ; Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. ii. 1053.)
Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
 
Stymphalian Birds are later encountered by the Argonauts… so hopefully they are not a creepy creature that Kelsey has to encounter again!

 

Stymphalian bird by ~DwarvenArchitect on deviantART
dwarvenarchitect.deviantart.com

 
Huge man-eating creatures with claws and beaks of brass.
reypastor.org





 


DESTINY PUZZLE


Put together the puzzle to reveal a picture that inspired me as I wrote TIGER'S DESTINY.  When you are finished leave a comment on my blog with your time and be entered to win a bookmark! You don't have to be the fastest to win. My time was 6 minutes 10 seconds.








That's it this week my friends. Have a great day!

Colleen



 


 
 

84 Comments

September 25, 2012

ellarose

Time-3:59 I really enjoy these books. I normally cannot stand love triangles in modern writing, but you handled it with dignity and tact. Thanks for sharing Kelsey, Ren, Kishan, and the others with us!

 

September 21, 2012

tigger14

My time was 5:32

 

August 14, 2012

tigerlily56

I love the picture it took me only 4 minutes and 35 seconds:-)

 

August 4, 2012

EmilyW

It took me 6:43 to finish the puzzle, I guess I'm really not good at it lol :P

 

July 31, 2012

Caroline

Love the puzzle, took me 3:51 !! :) pretty picture :D

 

July 31, 2012

bilauta1234

Eeee I'm so excited!

 

July 31, 2012

Pinkmnms

My time was 6:37. Cool picture!

 

July 31, 2012

Jessica Bueno

Collen, I just wanna say that you have a lot of fans on Brazil! Your books are amazing and is easy to read it in english. I can't stop reading! Congratulations!

 

July 30, 2012

tanya.bolla

my time was 8:24 and i can't wait for tiger's destiny!!!!

 

July 30, 2012

nimirules

My time was 14:39 And I can see why that picture inspired you! :)

 

July 29, 2012

mujhe/tumse/pyarhai

My time was 2:55! The books im looking forward to are Josephine Angelini's Dreamless, by the way ive already read and absolutely love! They same with Leigh Fallons's Carrier of the Mark! I'm also looking forward to Jocelyn Davies's A Fractured Light and.....Drum Roll Please!!! TIGER'S DESTINY!!!! Im so excited! ^_^

 

July 29, 2012

tigerlily26

my time was 4minutes and 10 seconds. love the picture and cant wait for destiny to come out!!!! :-)

 

July 28, 2012

malloryjade

I am looking forward to...Tiger's Curse, of course, as well as Arise by Tara Hudson, Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout, and well, pretty much every other book on the list!

 

July 26, 2012

Sylvie

My time was 5:06! Loved the picture, very nice!!

 

July 26, 2012

Katie Ren4ever

4:46 was my time, the picture was absolutely beautiful!!!! My sister and I are both excited for TIGER'S DESTINY !!!!

 

July 25, 2012

mariaslavinsky@hotmail.com

My time was 4:01 Nice picture, so excited!!

 

July 25, 2012

jerseygirl891

My time was 5:10. Love the picture. The phoenix is beautiful.

 

July 25, 2012

loveren

i did the puzzle in the same time as colleen but pluse 3 seconds yea!

 

July 25, 2012

kishaids

i finished it in 5:35 xD

 

July 24, 2012

JessiTigress

Super excited!!!! It comes out on my birthday (best soon-to-be present ever) :) oh and my timing was 8:33 (love the picture)

 

July 24, 2012

ms.kishan

Umm, Colleen, I got Tigers Curse on the Nook, and i got it on January 11, 2011, and i didnt get the bonus material about Nilima and Mr. Kadam. If anyone else didnt recieve it, please tell me so i dont feel like a loner. But anyways, i love the series and cant wait for Destiny to come out! I literally check this website EVERY SINGLE DAY for updates! When there arent any, i go into a depression that lasts till the next update, like more post on the forum, and blog updates.

 

July 24, 2012

Jaclairecindy

I am losing my touch! it took me 5:39 to do the puzzle.

 

July 24, 2012

lindseystrike@yahoo.com

5:37, i love the picture!

 

July 24, 2012

justlovingit

love the books!! it took me 5:23 to do the puzzel

 

July 24, 2012

Dragon_Daughter

My Time was 10:15

 

July 24, 2012

WhiteTigerLover

My time was 5 minutes exactly! :)

 

July 23, 2012

Dragon_Daughter

I can't wait for Vanquished and Tiger's Destiny best books ever!

 

July 23, 2012

white tigeress

time was 6:57 thats a really awesome pic. I cant wait 'til Tiger's Destiny comes out!!!

 

July 22, 2012

RenIsMySoulMate

7:04 whoohoo!!!!!!1

 

July 22, 2012

aimster1114

Time: 3:29! That's a really cool picture! So thrilled for Tiger's Destiny! Excitment!

 

July 22, 2012

crystalbella77

I am super excited about Amy Plums new book Until I Die! Can't wait!!!

 

July 22, 2012

Cathct

I did the puzzle in 4:00! I am really looking forward to the scavenger hunt, and the following books: Tiger's Destiny (of course), Onyx, Glitch, Carrier of the Mark, Catching Jordan, Tempest, and Origin.

 

July 22, 2012

Safire109

8 min and 30 sec. I cant wait!!!!

 

July 21, 2012

tigerlover 1

My time was 7:58. I can't wait for Tigers Destiny!!!!!

 

July 21, 2012

quirkylady21

Cute clutch by the way. Anyhoo my time was 9:01. Picture was absolutely stunning, I wish i could come up with creative stuff like that.

 

July 20, 2012

Melanie123

it took me awhile to solve the puzzle

 

July 20, 2012

Kylara21

My time was 6 min even. I am soooo excited for Tiger's Destiny to come out. That is a gorgeous picture too by the way. A good one for inspiration!

 

July 20, 2012

pandafan

6 minutes and 18 seconds. phewww. Pretty pretty picture...so majestic ! I love it . I hope i get a book mark :D Id probably frame it :)

 

July 20, 2012

poohbear1739466

8 min 10 secs. could have had it put together alot faster if i had just waited til my babies went to bed. lol.

 

July 20, 2012

TeamAlaganDihrenRajam

I got 6:07. I am so excited for Destiny! i can't wait

 

July 20, 2012

marco901

My time is 5:12! I am so looking forward to the hunt and I can't for your bonus material! I am also looking forward to the bonus material of On Fire by Nancy Holder and Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally. Can't wait!!! *screaming

 

July 20, 2012

LittleTiger

my time was 9:47. thinking about my favourite tiger... (Ren)

 

July 20, 2012

Renbeliever

I did the puzzle in 2:45

 

July 20, 2012

Tigerlover98

My time was 7:52. I'm slow at puzzles but I like to do them. I love the picture it makes I can see how it inspired you. I love this sires and just finished reading Tiger's Voyage for the 17 time:) The ending still get's me every time.

 

July 20, 2012

Suju007

:D I can't wait for tigers destiny :DDD I am really really really excited :) Oh and my time was 5 minutes and 53 seconds :) Not the fastest but I am pretty proud of that time as I have non existent organisational skills so I am not very good at jigsaws. I lose most of the pieces so I am exeedingly glad that this is a computer generated one ore the pieces would be all around the house by now :P

 

July 20, 2012

jacquilee

100% | 5:49 My time It was really fun I cant wait for the book!!!!

 

July 19, 2012

TIGERLOVERxoxo

my time was 3:09!!!!!!!!

 

July 19, 2012

lumanellanime

Oh well, at least I tried :p. My time was 13:24.

 

July 19, 2012

Tiffluvstigerz

My time was 5:56. I am so excited for Destiny!!!

 

July 19, 2012

teamtiger95

My time was 6:51, can't wait for the next book! I have it pre ordered and I just keep counting the days.

 

July 19, 2012

battlewolf160

I completed the puzzle in 4:08. I'm super excited for Destiny to come out, it will be my birthday present to myself! =]

 

July 19, 2012

pinklady

Tiger's Destiny of course! :)

 

July 18, 2012

foamingfurby

i got it in 3mins 35 secs. that is an awesome picture.. i cant wait til destiny comes out i am so excited... =D

 

July 18, 2012

ms.kishan

my time was 4:20 OMG i cant wait for TD! and i csant wait to read about the other handsome brothers! HAHA i cant wait to c Ren and Kishans reactions to even more competition MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! (evil laugh) so funny!

 

July 18, 2012

TIGERLOVERxoxo

My time was 5:28

 

July 18, 2012

PrincessTiger

My time was 5mins and 20secs.

 

July 18, 2012

Bella Colella

OMG Iam so excited this is an amazing list of Author's there are SOOOO many I cant wait to read and hunt!! hahaah thanks again for this to Colleen and all the others!!.))

 

July 18, 2012

jeneberardi

I did the puzzle in 6m 26s. I have been waiting for your new book all year, and now that its just around the corner I can hardly wait. I have been trying to meet you for the past two years, but everytime you come to my area I miss you by a day lol. I had to leave Miami the day before you came to the B & N near me. Then I was I Hawaii the same week you were, even in the same hotel but I missed you by two days. So I'm hoping that soon I'll be able to meet you and tell you in person how much I love your books.

 

July 18, 2012

Fabi6575

Hi Colleen =] Can't wait for the Hunt!! x] I think the book I most want to read, beyond yours, it's My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, Tempest, Wings of the Wicked, and Innocent Darkness. I want to try to make a clutch like that. (^-^) When I was reading the second book (I finished yesterday, the third book will be launched at the end of the year here...) I was wondering where did you get them, now my question was answered. And my time was 5 minutes and 39 seconds.

 

July 18, 2012

Melanie123

i liked the puzzle

 

July 18, 2012

TigersWarp

Such A Fabulous image of the Phoenix! Always an Amazing Mystical creature . . .so beautiful! Puzzle time 5min. 50sec. As are ALL the Tiger's Saga Fans . . . anxiously waiting release of Tiger's Destiny. Thankful for the Scavenger Hunt and release of bonus material. Bring It, baby! .o}

 

July 18, 2012

star13

My time was 7 mins and 32secs.

 

July 18, 2012

SeriestoLife

I got 4:44! Thank you so much for the puzzle! I love puzzles and this one was so much fun to do. For Scavenger Hunt, the books that I cannot wait for Onyx, The Glimpse, Glitch, Above, Tiger's Destiny, Entice and Born Wicked!

 

July 18, 2012

TheTrueReader

Can't wait for the ya scavenger hunt Colleen. My time was 8 minutes and 16 seconds.

 

July 18, 2012

Renlover

hey my time was 5 minutes and 30 seconds. I love the picture

 

July 18, 2012

Sweet_t

My time was 4 minutes 32 seconds. I am such a huge fan! September 4 is NOT coming fast enough!!!! Thank you for writing and sharing these amazing story of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan!!!

 

July 18, 2012

fanindra1221

i love the picture!! my time wasn't the greatest, time:8 min 51 seconds!! all the books look wonderful!!

 

July 18, 2012

renandkelsey

My time was 3:32! :) I cant wait to read the convo bewtween Niliima and Mr. Kadam and I cant wait to read the deleted scene from TD! :) :) :) :)

 

July 18, 2012

MellieD2710

5:26...beautiful picture! Can't wait to read Destiny!

 

July 18, 2012

aimeem

Sad to see Beth Fantaskey is not on the list this summer. I love her books and would love to see some more bonus material.

 

July 18, 2012

bnickol

My time was 4:01, I can't wait for the scavenger hunt!!

 

July 18, 2012

Paisch

I actually got it in 2:58. I love puzzles, but I haven't ever had to do one for an author before. It's a very inspirational piece. Thank you for the giveaway and YA Summer Hunt info out. I was anxious to figure out when that was going to start.

 

July 18, 2012

dantigerlove

My time: 6:49 :) I CAN'T WAIT FOR BONUS MATERIAL/YA SCAVENGER HUNT. S-T-O-C-K-E-D. AND SEPTEMBER. I type in caps when I'm excited.

 

July 18, 2012

nspringer11

Well my time was 4:13 for the puzzle. That was a pretty fun puzzle to do. I can't wait for the scavenger hunt or Tiger's Destiny. It's pretty much the only book I'm really excited for. However I might have to dig into those other authors for some good stories when I finish the Tiger Series.

 

July 18, 2012

Keericxi

I took me 7:04 to finish the puzzle. But, I'm super excited about the scavenger hunt! I can always use more books to read while I'm waiting for the release of Tiger's Destiny! Thanks for all the cool things you do for your fans!

 

July 18, 2012

paulined

7:55 not great time but I claim to be distracted!

 

July 18, 2012

2bilautas

My time was 9 min 15 sec. That is a very cool picture to use as an inspiration! The inspiration for Kaeliora is darling! Love her curls!

 

July 18, 2012

Tiger Lover

My time was 3:45 for the puzzle. Oh and I love the authors and books for the scavenger hunt, can't wait!

 

July 18, 2012

NerdyGirl88

I completed the puzzle in 4 minutes & 17 seconds. I'm kind of a puzzle nerd so it doesn't take long for me to do one. :P Anyway, I'm really excited to read Tiger's Destiny. I'm reading Tiger's Quest right now and I am LOVING it!! I'm also apart of the blog tour for Tiger's Destiny, which is going to be AWESOME!!!

 

July 18, 2012

tigerlover4life

I beat the puzzle with a score of 5:55 :D

 

July 17, 2012

charlotteys

4 mins and 59 secs. Wow. Borderline. haha, when I made the edge, I was like, what? this is easy peasy! And then I got to filling in the middle, and I was like, ohhhh boyyy.

 

July 17, 2012

storbett

4:35 I love this picture its awesome!

 

July 17, 2012

FlyZachary93

I beat it with a time of 6:01

 

July 17, 2012

renandkelsey

I am looking forward to reading Tiger's Destiny, of course and also Venom :)