Cat Kalen

Sunday, March 25th, 2012
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Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive TWENTY signed books, one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Huntpage to find out all about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter all three! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a blue team and a yellow team. You can enter all three contests–which has a total prize bucket of SIXTY signed books!
If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.


Directions: Hidden within my post is a single letter that is RED. Make a note of that letter! It’s a part of a scrambled phrase. When you go to all the author sites of the red team, you’ll have all the letters you need to enter the contest.

Entry Form: Once you piece together all the clues to the hunt, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the completed phrase 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 [insert date here]. Entries sent without the correct puzzle code or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I have the honor of hosting talented author Jamie Manning for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Jamie’s love of reading can be traced back to Sidney Sheldon novel his grandomother purchased at a tag sale when he was young, and he’s been addicted to books ever since. He prefers getting lost in the pages of a book to just about anything, and it’s that love of reading which sparked his interest in writing.  He currently lives in a small, humid city in Alabama, where the only thing he pines for is cooler weather.

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book BLOOD BORN here! 


Thanks for joining the YA Scavenger Hunt, you guys! I’m so excited to be a part of it this year, and am happy to share with you a scene from my upcoming YA debut, BLOOD BORN!

This is a dream that Ava has, in which she sees her parents–much like she has all the other times she’s had this dream. Only this time, things are a bit different… Hope you enjoy!

Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for sixteen-year-old-Ava Blue. When Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up, tells her that she’s half vampire, Ava’s world really turns upside down.

Half vamp? Ava can’t believe it…she doesn’t even know what that means! Not until Aldric, a thousand-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it’s true–and that he’s the one who turned her. Then Ava truly begins to believe what she is. Now she has to deal with a sudden and powerful bloodlust, the desire to see Aldric dead, and her growing crush for Chance. Ava knows she’s a monster now, she can feel it; and her life is over.

But redemption isn’t lost. Aldric is giving her a chance to regain her humanity. The price? Kill a hundred vampires, or remain a bloodsucker forever.

So Ava sets out to get her life back. But killing vampires begins a battle that could destroy everything she is working toward. In the end, Ava’s decisions will forever change her life and the lives of those she loves.

To continue the scavenger hunt go to Gregg Olsen’s site here!

If you get stuck go here!

Also, for a chance to win a special prize from me, all you have to do is leave a comment.  For another chance, sign up for my newsletter!

Be sure to come find me on Twitter

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Happy Hunting. 

126 comments to “YA SCAVENGER HUNT!”

  1. estefany
    March 29th, 2012 at 7:47 pm · Link

    i dont see any letters in red?

  2. Cat
    March 29th, 2012 at 7:53 pm · Link

    It’s there!!! scroll and see on the left hand side inside a white box!

    • estefany
      March 29th, 2012 at 7:55 pm · Link

      oh ! thanks(:

  3. Books 'n Moderation
    March 29th, 2012 at 7:55 pm · Link

    Thank you. Blood Born sounds like something I would read -I like vampires 🙂

    • Cat
      March 29th, 2012 at 8:27 pm · Link

      Looking into it now, thanks for letting me know.

  4. estefany
    March 29th, 2012 at 7:59 pm · Link

    the Leah Bobet site isnt working, what do i do?

  5. Christina B
    March 29th, 2012 at 9:45 pm · Link

    🙂 This is fun 🙂

  6. milind uppal
    March 29th, 2012 at 9:50 pm · Link

    Thanks for this

  7. Stéphanie Leroux
    March 29th, 2012 at 10:01 pm · Link

    Very original, hiding that letter in plain sight. It took me few seconds to realize where it was! Everyone else simply changed the colour of a letter in the text of their post.

    Thanks for taking part of this hunt and for the additional giveaway.

  8. Celine
    March 29th, 2012 at 10:04 pm · Link

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, Cat! I also subscribed to your newsletter! 🙂

  9. Caroline C
    March 29th, 2012 at 10:05 pm · Link

    I love these hunts! 😛

  10. Kim H.
    March 29th, 2012 at 10:46 pm · Link

    Thanks for being part of the hunt Cat, and thanks for the giveaway! 🙂


  11. Lea
    March 29th, 2012 at 10:47 pm · Link

    Hi Cat! Thanks so much for the YASH Giveaway!

    Lea @ LC’s Adventures in Libraryland

    lcrowe555 @

  12. Heather Schrock
    March 29th, 2012 at 11:04 pm · Link

    Wow, thanks for the giveaway! I am having so much fun!

    twitter @redhedbookworm

  13. Cristina Escalante
    March 29th, 2012 at 11:11 pm · Link

    Love the scavenger hunt!

  14. Nicole
    March 29th, 2012 at 11:35 pm · Link

    I really love the scavenger hunt! And Blood Born looks really good too!

  15. Veray Carter
    March 29th, 2012 at 11:57 pm · Link

    Sounds like a great book!

  16. Shelby
    March 30th, 2012 at 12:03 am · Link

    I would love to win, thanks for participating in this!!!

  17. Amanda
    March 30th, 2012 at 12:07 am · Link

    This is so cool! I am getting to meet author’s I never knew about and have fun at the same time….such awesomeness!

  18. Kelli Spear
    March 30th, 2012 at 12:19 am · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway! I subscribed to your newsletter!

  19. Kyla
    March 30th, 2012 at 12:20 am · Link

    Thanks for the hunt! This has been so much fun and very informative!

  20. Petra
    March 30th, 2012 at 12:36 am · Link

    Thank you for the exclusive content & Giveaway!

  21. JenniferJ
    March 30th, 2012 at 12:57 am · Link

    I have read Bloodborn (ARC) and it was really good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Marthapao
    March 30th, 2012 at 1:02 am · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway!! 😀

  23. Erin Dunbar
    March 30th, 2012 at 1:20 am · Link

    Beautiful website, can’t wait to read your work!! Thanks for the extra giveaway!

  24. Whitney Lawson
    March 30th, 2012 at 1:30 am · Link

    Your book sounds great! I’m excited to read it!

  25. Alia
    March 30th, 2012 at 1:32 am · Link

    I’m going to have my reading cut out for me when I’m done here! All these books look amazing!

  26. Alicia
    March 30th, 2012 at 1:50 am · Link

    High five to another Canadian!! Though you are much cooler than I am since you actually live in the country. 😀

    Signed up for your newsletter so I can keep track of your books!

    Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of the scavenger hunt.

    • Cat
      March 30th, 2012 at 12:36 pm · Link

      Alicia, where are you living now?

  27. Edesa
    March 30th, 2012 at 1:51 am · Link

    Thank you for the giveaway! 😀

  28. RK Charron
    March 30th, 2012 at 2:00 am · Link

    I’m glad I’m doing the Scavenger Hunt, for it has introduced your work to me.
    Thank you for taking part.
    All the best,
    RK Charron

  29. Megan
    March 30th, 2012 at 2:19 am · Link

    Literally having a field day with these whole scavenger hunt! So many prizes & giveaways! Thank you!!!

  30. Doodle
    March 30th, 2012 at 2:52 am · Link

    Thanks for the additional giveaway! Scavenger Hunts are the best way to be introduced to author’s I’ve never heard of! Thanks for taking part in the hunt!!

    • Doodle
      March 30th, 2012 at 2:53 am · Link

      Signed up for your newsletter too!

  31. April David (Books4Juliet)
    March 30th, 2012 at 2:56 am · Link

    This is so exciting! My first ever YA Scavenger Hunt! Thank you so much for this lovely post =) That’s a great content from Blood Born. I hope I’ll get a chance to read it soon! =)

    More power!

  32. Daniela
    March 30th, 2012 at 3:14 am · Link

    I like the book’s summary, it’s very interesting. I’d really like to read it.

  33. denise
    March 30th, 2012 at 3:15 am · Link

    Awesome! This Scanveger Hunt is so cool! 😀

  34. danielle
    March 30th, 2012 at 3:15 am · Link

    I like the book, I can’t wait to read it. 😉

  35. kathleen
    March 30th, 2012 at 3:16 am · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway, and for the Scavenger Hunt. It’s really fun

  36. mabel
    March 30th, 2012 at 3:18 am · Link

    The hunt is really cool. And the book sounds interesting too.

  37. Rebecca
    March 30th, 2012 at 3:19 am · Link

    Having fun, now onto the next stop! 🙂

  38. Misa G.
    March 30th, 2012 at 3:34 am · Link

    Oh, cool!

  39. Jill D
    March 30th, 2012 at 3:54 am · Link

    Thanks! I love books!

  40. Merisha Abbott
    March 30th, 2012 at 5:00 am · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway this is awesome!

  41. melody
    March 30th, 2012 at 5:15 am · Link

    This YA scavenger hunt has been so much fun. Thanks for the extra giveaway. 🙂

  42. Rachel Chan
    March 30th, 2012 at 5:16 am · Link

    I’m having soooo much fun right now! The scavenger hunt is super awesome, and thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  43. Steph
    March 30th, 2012 at 5:35 am · Link

    I am in love with the wolf at the top of the page just so you know 🙂

  44. Katie
    March 30th, 2012 at 7:36 am · Link

    So great, I entirely loved that sneak peak and can’t wait to read the book. I love this scavenger hunt, I’ve found SO many books that all sound really awesome!

  45. Sarah Palo
    March 30th, 2012 at 7:58 am · Link

    This is my first YASH, and it’s so much fun! I’m so happy that I joined. 😀


  46. Romi
    March 30th, 2012 at 8:24 am · Link

    I’m loving this hunt!

  47. Jenn
    March 30th, 2012 at 8:28 am · Link

    I <3 YA scavenger Hunt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Lilian
    March 30th, 2012 at 8:38 am · Link

    thank you so much for the giveaway!

    this scavenger hunt is hurting my brain! >_<

    subscribed to news letter with

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  49. Olivia
    March 30th, 2012 at 8:50 am · Link

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! You’re awesome 🙂

  50. Carey Velazquez
    March 30th, 2012 at 9:15 am · Link

    Your books sounds awesome! I’m so glad you were in the Hunt this year because I don’t know when I would’ve heard of your books. Hope this gives you lots of exposure. 😉

  51. Teresa L
    March 30th, 2012 at 9:40 am · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway! I ought to read your book some time 🙂

  52. Elizabeth A
    March 30th, 2012 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Wow your writing is new to me, don’t know if your books have made it to Australia but I will find out! Thanks for the intro!

  53. Sarah Kalaitzidis
    March 30th, 2012 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Thanks for the great giveaway!! I signed up for the newsletter too!!!

  54. Eva
    March 30th, 2012 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway! Excited to start reading your books!

  55. Jen
    March 30th, 2012 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂


  56. Kathleen
    March 30th, 2012 at 5:29 pm · Link

    Loving this scavenger hunt! I had the same problem at first about not being able to find the letter, but I finally did=) Love how you included it as a picture=)

  57. Keri Nieto
    March 30th, 2012 at 6:01 pm · Link

    I love these I hope to do more of them in the future.
    Keri Nieto

  58. Laurie Milne
    March 30th, 2012 at 6:18 pm · Link

    I’m loving the Scavenger Hunt. Thanks for participating 😀

  59. Artemis
    March 30th, 2012 at 6:19 pm · Link

    BLOOD BORN sounds realy good!
    Thank you for the giveaway and hunt.
    I signed up for the newsletter too.

  60. Kimberley@sunnykimmylovinglife
    March 30th, 2012 at 6:32 pm · Link

    I’m enjoying the YA Scavenger Hunt. I’m loving the new authors and books I’m discovering. And the exclusive content is amazing! How did I not know about this before? Thanks for being a part of it! You authors are awesome!

  61. Carla Lee
    March 30th, 2012 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Thank you so much for participating in the hunt and for the giveaway! Loving it!

  62. lupe s
    March 30th, 2012 at 6:44 pm · Link

    thanks for doing the scavenger hunt & the giveaway 🙂

  63. Tiffany B
    March 30th, 2012 at 7:53 pm · Link

    Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt! And I subscribed to your newsletter 🙂

  64. Laura
    March 30th, 2012 at 8:58 pm · Link

    First Scavenger Hunt 😀 Is fun!

  65. Julia G.
    March 30th, 2012 at 9:35 pm · Link

    Thank you so much for this! I am so excited!


  66. Naomi
    March 30th, 2012 at 10:07 pm · Link

    Thanx for being on the scav hunt! Added your books to my list to read! Love the covers of them! How many do you plan to have in the series?

  67. Jamie Manning
    March 30th, 2012 at 10:34 pm · Link

    Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop in and give a HUGE thanks to Cat for hosting me on the YA Scavenger Hunt, and a HUGER (totally a word) thanks to all of you for your kind comments about BLOOD BORN and the little sneak peek–you’re the best! 🙂

  68. Tonya
    March 30th, 2012 at 10:43 pm · Link

    Thanks for the hunt. 😀

  69. Erika
    March 30th, 2012 at 11:02 pm · Link

    Thanks for taking part in the scavenger hunt. It’s been a lot of fun! 🙂

  70. Jennifer Hiner
    March 30th, 2012 at 11:55 pm · Link

    I love the paranormal books and blood born sounds very 😯 interesting, sounds like something i would love to read :mrgreen:

  71. Cesya MaRae Cuono
    March 31st, 2012 at 12:21 am · Link

    Ha! Love when things are hidden in plain site! Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Amy
    March 31st, 2012 at 12:37 am · Link

    Hi Cat, thanks for being part of the Scavenger Hunt – it’s been so much fun!

  73. Kayla Nieto
    March 31st, 2012 at 12:48 am · Link

    Thank you so much for participating.

  74. Froggy
    March 31st, 2012 at 1:21 am · Link

    the hunt is so much fun! Thanks for participating!


  75. Kelly
    March 31st, 2012 at 1:41 am · Link

    I hadn’t heard of you before, don’t know why. I love paranormal especially wolves. I added this to my tbr list. thanks for participating. added you on twitter @foxdelivers

  76. Kimberly B.
    March 31st, 2012 at 1:49 am · Link

    This scavenger hunt is a lot of fun. Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

  77. Samantha
    March 31st, 2012 at 2:06 am · Link

    Hi thanks for doing a giveaway. I’ve signed up for your newsletter and this is my post 🙂 Thanks again!

  78. ferretvamp14
    March 31st, 2012 at 3:08 am · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway and tour stop. I love these scavenger hunts!

  79. Carla D.
    March 31st, 2012 at 3:44 am · Link

    Hi! Thanks for being in the scavenger hunt. I am really enjoying it! Hope to read some of your books soon! 😀

  80. Rhianna J.
    March 31st, 2012 at 3:59 am · Link

    Sounds amazing! Can’t wait to read it. :]

  81. Juana
    March 31st, 2012 at 5:35 am · Link

    I have added Blood Born to my read list. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  82. Carina Olsen
    March 31st, 2012 at 6:08 am · Link

    Yay! Thank you for being a part of this hunt. <3 And for this amazing giveaway you have 😀 *Fingers crossed* <3
    Love, Carina

  83. Pam @ jellylovesbooks
    March 31st, 2012 at 7:11 am · Link

    Thanks for doing this!!! <3

  84. reading mind
    March 31st, 2012 at 8:02 am · Link

    I love this hunt! thanks so much!

  85. Irene E Jensen
    March 31st, 2012 at 10:18 am · Link

    This hunt is so much fun! 😀

  86. Priya
    March 31st, 2012 at 11:32 am · Link

    So enjoying this ❗ ❗ ❗ 😉 🙂 🙄 😛 😳 :mrgreen: 😆 😀 8)

  87. sienny
    March 31st, 2012 at 1:44 pm · Link

    my first scavenger hunt!! wish me luck 🙂

  88. Tiffany Mahaffy
    March 31st, 2012 at 1:52 pm · Link

    I follow you on Facebook and everything, how have I never been here?! I am such a horrible follower lol Thank you so much for being a part of this!!

  89. Sabrina
    March 31st, 2012 at 1:52 pm · Link

    so excited for the scavenger hunt!!! 😀

  90. Jill Kaplan
    March 31st, 2012 at 3:22 pm · Link

    Cool! Thanks for the contest!

  91. Tal
    March 31st, 2012 at 3:52 pm · Link

    Thank you so much!!
    Signed up for your newsletter 🙂

  92. megaavidreader
    March 31st, 2012 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Oh, prizes! I’m am seriously wondering why I haven’t done YASH before…. Thanks! 😆

  93. Vampriefan2
    March 31st, 2012 at 9:24 pm · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway,I love these hunts!

  94. Maritza Robinson
    March 31st, 2012 at 9:46 pm · Link

    Thanks for giveaway and being part of the scavenger hunt. This is my first one and I love it. It was fun and loving all the chances to win great books and swag.

    mararob80 at gmail dot com

  95. Holly Forbes
    March 31st, 2012 at 9:49 pm · Link

    Lovin this hunt!! So excited

  96. Darci
    March 31st, 2012 at 9:50 pm · Link

    Great Fun!

  97. Shannon
    March 31st, 2012 at 9:51 pm · Link

    Awesome having so much fun!

  98. Kimmie M.
    March 31st, 2012 at 10:05 pm · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  99. Rosalba
    March 31st, 2012 at 10:32 pm · Link

    Thanks so much for the giveaway=)i also subscribed to your newsletter 😀

  100. Kristina Snyder
    April 1st, 2012 at 12:03 am · Link

    Thank you for this giveaway!!! SO excited!!!

  101. Lena Marsteller
    April 1st, 2012 at 12:07 am · Link

    Thank you so much! 🙂

  102. Pamela
    April 1st, 2012 at 1:08 am · Link


  103. Ellisa
    April 1st, 2012 at 1:36 am · Link

    It’s my first time joining the scavenger hunt and it’s been so fun! Thanks for participating in this hunt and of course, the additional giveaway! 😀 All the best for you and your book and your website ~

  104. Marie R
    April 1st, 2012 at 3:22 am · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway and exclusive content.

  105. laura thomas
    April 1st, 2012 at 3:24 am · Link

    Nice to meet you Cat. Thanks for the great giveaway and the fun scavenger hunt. I appreciate all of your hard work:) Getting your newsletter! 😆

  106. Betsy Hillendahl
    April 1st, 2012 at 3:29 am · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway! I can’t wait to read this book. I’m also signing up for the newsletter

    Betsy Hillendahl

  107. Baggins
    April 1st, 2012 at 4:35 am · Link

    Thanks so much for taking part in the Hunt and for the giveaway!!


  108. Gabriella
    April 1st, 2012 at 5:15 am · Link

    Oooh. I like seeing male authors venturing into the YA genre! Blood Born looks like a fun read, and possibly gory 🙂 I’ll be sure to check it out. Love the YA Scavenger Hunt!

    I am also signed up to your newsletter Cat 🙂

  109. Suzanne
    April 1st, 2012 at 5:27 am · Link

    Thanks for doing this and for the giveaway!!

  110. Ansindt
    April 1st, 2012 at 5:36 am · Link

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway=)

  111. Melissa
    April 1st, 2012 at 6:08 am · Link

    Wow! I have to read these! Just opening up the site I became mesmerized. Love the wolf! Just amazing!

  112. Charissa Jackson
    April 1st, 2012 at 6:44 am · Link

    Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  113. Cat
    April 1st, 2012 at 1:18 pm · Link

    I’m so thrilled that everyone is having so much fun. These hunts are such a blast. Keep the comments coming. I’ll be drawing two names tomorrow. One from those who left comments and one from those who signed up for my newsletter. Don’t forget to friend me on facebook and twitter!

  114. Elizabeth (BookAttict)
    April 1st, 2012 at 3:14 pm · Link

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com (subscribed)

  115. Morgan
    April 1st, 2012 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Thanks for participating in YASH!! my email: 😉 🙂 😆

  116. Hannah McCormick
    April 1st, 2012 at 4:47 pm · Link

    Thanks so much for the chance to win you amazing book. I’ve also followed your blog.

  117. jessica astudillo
    April 1st, 2012 at 6:49 pm · Link

    this is fun!!!

  118. rachael m
    April 1st, 2012 at 6:51 pm · Link

    I have discovered you through the YASH and your books sound great so does blood born! Adding all to my TBR list.
    I signed up for the newsletter, thanks for the extra giveaway!

  119. Nadine
    April 1st, 2012 at 7:37 pm · Link

    Yay! Thanks so much for doing this!

  120. Tina Anthony
    April 1st, 2012 at 8:29 pm · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway! more chances to get more books:)