It’s YA Scavanger Hunt Time! GO TEAM RED!!!



Hello! I am Shaunta Grimes,

your hostess for this leg of the hunt.

 shaunta grimes

About Me

I have worked as a substitute teacher, a newspaper reporter, a drug court counselor, and a vintage clothing seller. No matter which direction I stray, however, I always comes back to storytelling. I live in Reno with my family, where I write, teach, and perpetually study at the University of Nevada.


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Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching as it is hidden somewhere on this blog hop! Before you do, check out the author I’m excited to be 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 TEAM RED, 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, OCTOBER 5TH, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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 PST on Sunday, October 5th!

There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM, but there is also an ORANGE TEAM, TEAM INDIEBLUE TEAM, GOLD TEAM& GREEN TEAM! Check out each team for a chance to win six different sets of 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 page.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.

I am super excited to be hosting…
claudia GRAY


CLAUDIA’S BIOClaudia Gray is a pseudonym. I would like to say that I chose another name so that no one would ever learn the links between my shadowy, dramatic past and the explosive secrets revealed through my characters. This would be a lie. In truth, I took a pseudonym simply because I thought it would be fun to choose my own name. (And it is.) I’m the author of the EVERNIGHT series, the SPELLCASTER series, the stand-alone novel FATEFUL, and — coming in November 2014 — A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU. You can keep up with my latest releases, thoughts on writing and various pop-culture musings via Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, GoodReads or (of course) my own home page.


  The book Claudia is showcasing in the YA Scavenger Hunt this season is
                            A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU
thousand pieces of you book cover 

Here’s a little book teaser,
A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU is the first book in the YA science fiction FIREBIRD series. Marguerite, the daughter of two famous scientists, is chasing her father’s killer through alternate dimensions. In each world, she leaps into another version of herself — and must quickly learn how this new dimension works, and who she is there. During her pursuit, she encounters alternate versions of her family, her friends and even the man she’s hunting, and is astonished by the differences she sees. Marguerite begins to realize they’re all more complex than she thought … as is the story of what really happened to her father.


To learn more about Claudia Gray and her books, check out her website at


Oh, and did I mention  my favorite number is 28???


Claudia’s secret material hasn’t arrived yet! We will update this section as soon as it does. =) Sorry Claudia Gray fans!



Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt? Then head on over to visit author Denise Jaden’s page.