YA Scavenger Hunt is On

So glad you made it.

Did you find the silver secret number on Ann Zoelle’s post?

I’m Dale Furse, your host for this leg of the hunt.


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-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 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!

You’re now hunting on

Team Silver

But first a few rules:

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the Silver Team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).


Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, April 3rd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

On this hunt, you get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author and a secret number. Add up the numbers and enter the total for a chance to win a major prize. One lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast. This contest (and all exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, April 3rd!

There are nine simultaneous contests, and you can enter one or all. I am part of the SILVER TEAM, but there is also a RED TEAM, GOLD TEAM, ORANGE TEAM, BLUE TEAM, PINK TEAM, PURPLE TEAM, TEAL TEAM, AND GREEN TEAM! Check out all teams for a chance to win nine different sets of signed books!

Remember – 9 teams not 12!

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 page.

I am so excited to host (drum roll) …

Ripley Patton

Ripley Patton lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat, two teenagers, and a man who wants to live on a boat. She is an award-winning short story writer and author of The PSS Chronicles, a YA paranormal thriller series.

 Find out more information by checking out  Ripley’s website or find more about Ghost Hand here and Read a Sample!

The book Ripley is showcasing in the 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt is Ghost Hand

Dale here- Wow, I love that cover. I’m sure you’re as curious as I am about the book, so here’s some important info.

About the book.

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy.

How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she’s a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky.

Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid for attention. But when Marcus, the new guy in Olivia’s calculus class, stares at her like she’s a freak, Olivia doesn’t like it. And when her hand goes rogue, doing things she never imagined possible, Olivia finds herself running for her life with Marcus from a group of men bent on taking the power of her hand for their own nefarious purposes.

Top secret bonus material below.


One of the most common questions asked about my PSS Chronicles series is what inspired the idea of Psyche Sans Soma, the paranormal birth defect my main character, Olivia Black, was born with. I get this question from readers all that time, as well as many of them telling me I wrote the PSS phenomenon so realistically that, at first, they thought it was real and looked it up on the internet. And I think the reason for this is that I based PSS on something that actually exists known as Phantom Limb Syndrome.

You see, I had a friend who was in a bad accident and he had to have his leg amputated. Shortly after he was fitted for his prosthetic, I was over at his house and he was taking his first steps in the back yard. He got this amazed look on his face and said, “It’s weird, but I can feel the grass between my toes in the foot I don’t have anymore. And I had a cramp last night in the leg I don’t have anymore. My leg is gone, but my brain still thinks it’s there.”

When I got home that day, I did some research on Phantom Limb Syndrome and discovered it not only effects amputees but also people who were born without limbs in the first place. It seems, our brains are hard-wired to have a complete image of our body, even if that body never fully exists. And that fascinated me and sent me on a journey of imagination asking such questions as “What if children were born with visible phantom limbs made of energy? What special powers might those limbs hold? And how would society react to those who had them?”

And so Ghost Hand, the first book of my YA paranormal thriller series, was born. Since then, I’ve published book 2, Ghost Hold, and book 3, Ghost Heart, and I’ve just finished the final book of the series, Ghost Hope, which will be up for pre-order soon.

GET GHOST HAND FREE in e-book format at most major vendors to test out the series for yourself. It is also currently a featured novel on Wattpad.

AND FOR A LIMITED TIME get books 2 and 3 FREE in ebook by signing up for Ripley’s Booklist, my discount YA/NA e-book subscription list HERE TODAY: http://eepurl.com/bfMiy9

 Breaking News – Ghost Hope is now available for pre-order.

Buy at Amazon or  Google Books or Kobo

You can find out more about Ripley on her Website, Twitter, Facebook

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Rippley, and more! To enter, you need to find my favorite number in this post. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the SILVER TEAM and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!



And here are all the #TeamSilver members.

Check out all the wonderful hosts and their talented guests.

Go get those secret numbers!


A.G. Henley
Anne Zoelle
Annie Cosby
B. Kristin McMichael
CK Dawn
Corinne O’Flynn
Dale Furse
Deidre Mapstone
Delfy Hall
Eliza Tilton
Hilary Thompson
Jessica Hawke
Kimberly Loth
Lisa Voisin
Melanie Hooyenga
Meredith Zeitlin
Michael Alan Peck
Ripley Patton
Shonna Slayton
Ty Drago

Thank you so much for visiting my site.

While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.

10 lucky winners will receive gift certificates for eBooks of Curse. 2 will win the complete Wexkia trilogy as an eBook box set.

I can’t embed the Rafflecopter form on this blog but I have it up on my website.

Enter the Rafflecopter now!


Okay, I’ve given up on Rafflecopter. It just wouldn’t work for me. 😦

So… instead. I will pop everyone who comments on this post in a hat, your names, not you personally, and pluck out 2 for the Wexkia trilogy and then 10 for eBook gifts of Curse.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Good luck!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Delfy Hall 

Link to next blog!




About dalefurse

Children and YA author known to branch out into other fiction genres.
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102 Responses to YA Scavenger Hunt is On

  1. AmyVansant says:

    Wait – no one told me math was involved *reaches for abacus*

  2. Love this blog!!! Added you!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  3. These books sounds like they be great reas

  4. These books sounds like great read

  5. Thanks for participating, I love discovering new authors to read

  6. bn100 says:

    interesting sounding

  7. Mary Preston says:

    Fabulous opportunity thank you.

  8. Jo Anne V says:

    awesome — thanks for the giveaway — your books sound like my kind of read

  9. Veronica Sharpe says:

    There is nothing better in this world than BOOKS -especially free ones!
    I would love to enter the giveaway, thank you for this opportunity x

  10. Tammy V. says:

    Your covers are beautiful. It really gives a feeling of space and vastness.

  11. Jennifer Jennings says:

    Thank you!!!

  12. Gloria says:

    Thank you for the giveaway and for participating in YASH!

  13. Dominique says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! Fingers cross I win 🙂

  14. kvanderbloom says:

    Thank you for the chance! I love YASH and your blog

  15. Sara Caudill says:

    Thanks for the chance! I’ve never done anything like this before.

  16. yessenia Hernandez says:

    Thank you so much for participating in the hunt. I really appreciate it.

  17. Vickie says:

    Thanks for the awesome opportunity!! 😀

  18. Amber Williams says:

    Great Idea over Raffle Copter.

  19. I love the hunt!!! It’s so crazy how many authors are part of it!!! I love getting to know everyone!

  20. Jamie Holmes says:

    Excited to start the Wexkia trilogy!!!

  21. Thank you for the chance!Thanks for being part of YASH

  22. Pamela Price says:

    this is my first time participating, thanks.

  23. Pamela Price says:

    this is my first time participating.

  24. Nicole Hoefs says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! This is so much fun!

  25. Isabel says:

    The hunt is so much fun! I’m seeing a bunch of new authors this year too!

  26. ehutchings says:

    Sorry Rafflecopter was not cooperating but thank you for the giveaway and for participating in YASH!

    • dalefurse says:

      Oh, i Know, sorry. Maybe I didn’t make it clear in the post but I couldn’t get it to work so everyone who comments will go into a draw. So you’re in with a chance for sure. Good luck. 🙂

  27. Penny Olson says:

    Thanks for the post and the non-rafflecopter giveaway : )

  28. Kira Fisher says:

    This is so cool! I’ve been looking for more books to read! 🙂

  29. Kirby B says:

    Thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway 🙂

  30. mdpratt95 says:

    Thank you for participating in this awesome event! It’s a lot of fun.

  31. Becky says:

    Loving this scavenger hunt. So many new authors and books to discover. I swear my to-read pile has grown a ton since doing this. Thank you so much for participating and can’t wait to read those free books.They sound awesome. 🙂

  32. Stephanie H. says:

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

  33. Jess says:

    So many books, so little time … Thanks for participating!

  34. Emily Huff says:

    I love these hunts! Thank you for participating! Your books sound amazing. Can’t wait to read them!

  35. adrianna says:

    thank you!!!!

  36. Aimee da Cunha says:

    Thanks for taking part in the hunt !

  37. Maggie says:

    Thank you for the giveaways!

  38. theresajs says:

    I’m loving this scavenger hunt as I’m finding so many new authors that I might never have been fortunate enough to come across!!! I’m glad you participated!!

  39. Thanks for participating in YASH and for the giveaways!

  40. Champagne Millin says:

    Thanks for the chance

  41. Joy F says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. Maidelyn Garcia says:

    I love the scavenger hunt, it is a great way to discover awesome authors like you..

  43. Cassandra says:

    Thanks for doing a bonus giveaway! YASH is such a fun way to connect with authors (and LOAD UP my TBR shelf!)

  44. Molly Lynch says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Genaia McClellan says:

    These look quite interesting, thanks!

  46. Nicole Wetherington says:

    Would love to win! Thanks!

  47. Rebecka J says:

    Thank you for participating in this springs YASH!! So excited! 😀
    I would love to take part in your extra giveaway 🙂

    Have a nice day! ❤

  48. cgcandia says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I’m having so much fun! :3

  49. Debi says:

    Sorry Rafflecoppter was giving you a bad time. It is evil sometimes!!! Thanks for participating in the and being willing to share your talent!

  50. Erin Webster says:

    Yay for happy things!

  51. Agustina Z says:

    These books sound amazing! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

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