Fall YA Scavenger Hunt: Exclusive Content from @DaxVarley #YASH #TeamPurple

Hello and Welcome to the 11th YA Scavenger Hunt from Thursday, October 1st at 12 pm Pacific Time until Sunday, October 4th at noon Pacific time.

The hunt is over now, but the bonus prize will be available until Sunday October 4th at 9PM.


Hello! I am Lisa Voisin, your hostess for this leg of the hunt.

LisaThis is me
(once I’ve had my hair straightened)

I’m a city girl who loves nature and lives beside a temperate rainforest at the base of a mountain.

I love coffee, but I have over two dozen different kinds of tea in my cupboard. (It’s a compulsion)

Neil Gaiman is one of my idols.

I love the colours of autumn leaves. (And I am Canadian, so I spell colour with a u!)

The 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!

On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon Pacific time on Sunday, April 5th!

You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one, two or ALL of them! (Fill your bookshelf. You know you want to!)

I am a part of TEAM PURPLE but there is also a blue team, a red team, a green team, a pink team, a gold team, an orange team, and a teal team. If you do those hunts too, you’ll have a chance to win many different sets of signed books!

Team Purple

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, see the full list of prizes up for grabs, or if you get lost along the way, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage. Full instructions can be found on the How to Hunt page.

Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching. Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve hidden an exclusive, never-before-seen scene from Mia and Michael’s past — from the yet to be published sequel to The Angel Killer. ( No spoilers, I promise!)

Before you leave though, check out the amazing author I’m hosting. But, first, a few rules.


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


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 October 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I am super excited to be hosting…

 Dax Varley

Author Dax Varley

Dax’s Story:

Dax Varley writes the kinds of young adult novels she wishes were around when she was a teen. She’s a lover of humor, horror and all things paranormal.

When Dax isn’t writing, she’s collecting odd photos online, reading recaps of her favorite shows or kicked back with a good book. She lives in Richmond, Texas with her husband, a shelf full of action figures and about a dozen imaginary friends.

Visit Dax’s web site here: http://www.daxvarley.com/

Here’s a bit about BLEED:

Varley_Bleed ebook cover

LIFE IS A NIGHTMARE FOR Miranda Murphy. Without knowing when or why, blood oozes from her palms—an anomaly that makes her feel like a freak. But her abnormality is now the least of her worries. She’s just enrolled at “Suicide High.” Three deaths in three months—one occurring just days before her arrival.

When she bumps into a cute boy named Jake, things don’t appear so glum. Especially since Jake’s a psychic who can predict the immediate future. But his gift of sight can’t prepare her for the horrors that await.

Through Jake, Miranda meets three other extraordinary students:

Topher – who can heal by touch.

Sam – who eats the sins of the dead.

And Xyan – who speaks and understands all languages.

It’s then that Miranda learns the secret behind why she bleeds.

When it becomes evident that supernatural forces are at play, the five determined friends team up. Now it’s up to them to destroy the evil that’s infecting their school.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? You can buy it at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1FBsOaa

Exclusive Content:

Dax Varley shared the first three chapters of Sinful, the sequel to BLEED. (Now unlinked because the hunt is over).

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by Dax, and me, Lisa Voisin, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13 (that’s THIRTEEN). Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on TeamPurple and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize! The Hunt is now over.


Bonus Draw

Thank you so much for visiting my website! While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the bonus draw I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.

For the BONUS draw, do the following (see the Rafflecopter link below):

1. Tweet about this page and help spread the word about the YA Scavenger Hunt!

2. Leave a comment on this blog and answer the following: What’s the best book you’ve read this year? 

There are other ways to get more points too! Don’t forget to enter them in the: a Rafflecopter giveaway

For this Bonus Contest, I will be giving away ecopies of my books:  THE WATCHER and THE ANGEL KILLER.

Once you’ve commented, proceed to the next author in the hunt… drumroll please! JOY PREBLE…


19 thoughts on “Fall YA Scavenger Hunt: Exclusive Content from @DaxVarley #YASH #TeamPurple

  1. Daniella says:

    I can’t pick ONE favourite book, I loved them all way too much! But I suppose me favouries were The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, though I also loved Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen!

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