YASH Spring Scavenger Hunt is HERE!

April 2, 2018 7 Comments

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hello! I’m Amy Fellner Dominy and I’m super excited to be the host of this section of the hunt.

For those as new to this as I am: 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’ll get access to exclusive content from each author, and you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for the grand 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 120 hours!

Below you’ll find everything you need to know, along with some very cool bonus material from a rock star author you’ll meet below. But first, for those of you new to my site:

This is me. 

And here are a few things about me:

I write young adult, middle grade, and picture books.

I love bubble baths, red wine, and apple fritters.

I’m a cat person but I have a dog.

I live in the desert with rattlesnakes and scorpions. I wish they were as afraid of me as I am of them.

My newest YA novel comes out IN LESS THAN A WEEK: The FALL of GRACE launches April 10th.

So let’s get started: You are currently hunting on TEAM RED.

Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve shared a deleted scene from The FALL of GRACE that sparked the whole novel. A girl. A knife. Ashes. Well, you’ll see for yourself.

OH–and one more special gift: In addition to all the books you can win on the HUNT, I’m giving away two fresh-off-the-presses copies of The FALL of GRACE. It’s suspense, adventure, action, romance and a road-trip all rolled into one fast read. And it’s out in just a few days!! Since you’re here because you love YA, I’d love for you to be one of the first to have a copy. You’ll find the Rafflecopter entry below.

Now, on to the hunt. A few rules:


DIRECTIONS: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number (in red!) 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 April 8, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

There are SIX contests going on simultaneously as well as a bonus contest and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM but there is also a GOLD TEAMBLUE TEAMORANGE TEAM, PURPLE TEAM, GREEN TEAM! Check out each team for a chance to win nine different sets of signed books!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to learn more about the hunt, including links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs.

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

I am super excited to be hosting…

Julie Reece!

About Julie:

Julie Reece writes YA stories. Many inspired by life in the southeastern states where she grew up. She’s passionate about family, friends, animals, and underdogs, but bubble baths and dark chocolate make the list, too.







The book Julie is showcasing is THE PALADINS (The Artisans #2)


The Artisan curse is broken. Souls trapped in a mysterious otherworld called The Void are finally released. Now, Raven Weathersby, Gideon Maddox, and Cole Wynter can finally move on with their lives…or so they thought. If the ancient magic is truly dead, then why are mystical fires plaguing Gideon at every turn? What accounts for Raven’s frightening visions of her dead mother? And who is the beautiful, tortured girl haunting Cole’s dreams?

Last year, a group of lonely teens sacrificed secrets, battled the supernatural, and faced their own demons to set one another free. Yet six months later, the heart of evil still beats within The Void. And the trio is forced to face the horrific truth: that their only way out is to go back in.

The Paladins completes this eerie YA Southern Gothic where loyalties are tested, love is challenged, and evil seeks them on the ultimate battlegrounds—their mind, soul, and heart.


And now, from Julie herself:

Hey everyone! I think a lot of authors might daydream about what their book would look like if it were turned into a movie. In real life, once production rights are sold, most authors have little to no say in the casting of a movie or TV series. Since this is total fantasy-time for me anyway, here’s my dream actor/model cast for The Paladins—if my book were ever made into a movie …

Hope you enjoy my picks.


A young Christopher Mason (Brown) would be perfect to play Gideon Maddox. He could definitely play a brooding guy who is last in line to guard his family’s dangerous legacy. Wavy blond hair, full mouth and those mysterious eyes could be hiding a secret, don’t you think?


Adelaide Kane would make an amazing Raven Weathersby. Long, dark hair against a creamy pale complexion is the right look, perfect for a southern gothic romance. Adelaide’s proven can play an unsure young girl stuck in terrible circumstances, as well as a badass.  And somewhere in the middle of all of that are two guys creating plenty of drama. She’s perfect for the role.


If actor Finn Wolfhard were a few years older, he’d be my first pick for Cole. Since he’s still too young, and I’m pretending my movie is happening now, I have to go with model Thomas Vallmar. I think he could pull off a guy stuck between worlds, if only there was someone to free him!

The Magician 

Kamijo is the lead singer for the bands Lareine and Versailles, but if he wanted to act, I’d be THRILLED to have him play The Magician in my movie. He’s a great performer and he’s got the right look. I think he would do a great job. Like a twisted Alice In Wonderland, can you imagine him as a confident, dangerous, mysterious and slightly disturbed mad hatter? I can!


Clinton Moxam would be great in the role of Dane. Dane is a fierce friend and ally. He sees things as right or wrong, black or white and he’s not much for compromise. Once his mind is made up, heaven help anyone who gets in his way. Dane has a soft spot for a select few and is loyal to them. His downfall may be his many superstitions.


Sasha Pieterse could easily play Raven’s feisty best friend Maggie. She knows her own mind and speaks it, never mind that her enthusiasm and wacky ideas may not be the help her friends need.


Gage Golightly is a good likeness for Rosamond in The Paladins. Golightly is such a versatile actress, she can play someone shy and sweet, or the perfect mean girl. Since Rosamond mood swings tend to keep people guessing, Gage is the perfect person to fill the role.

Thanks so much, you guys. I hope you had as much fun as I did with my fantasy cast for THE PALADINS. If you want to see more, check out my inspiration board on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/julieareece/the-paladins/

I love cast lists…and now I can’t wait to read this book. Join me in adding it to your TBR list on Goodreads!

Where can you buy this book, like, ten minutes ago?  HERE!

Check out more on Julie’s WebsiteTwitter, or Facebook page.


And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me and many more! Just check out all these books on TEAM RED.

To enter, you need to write down my favorite number which is     and find all the other numbers on TEAM RED, add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Thank you so much for visiting my website!

While you’re here don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter BONUS contest!

TWO winners will receive BOOK BUNDLES:
Autographed copies of The FALL of GRACE and DIE FOR YOU.  
ONE winner will receive an autographed copy of The FALL of GRACE and a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE.
Good luck everyone!
Winners will be announced on April 30th. (US and Canada only)


  1. Tashia Jennings Thank you for this truly remarkable chance!
    April 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm · Reply
  2. Jill D. Thank you!
    April 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm · Reply
  3. Emily OMalley Good Luck to everyone! My TBR keeps getting longer!!
    April 4, 2018 at 8:19 pm · Reply
  4. desiree thanks for the try on book
    April 4, 2018 at 9:30 pm · Reply
  5. Chantaal Thank you for taking part in YASH! Absolutely adding your books to my TBR list to hopefully pick up soon. :)
    April 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm · Reply
  6. Julie Holden Fave number is showing as a broken pic symbol... Is the contest over?
    April 21, 2018 at 2:11 am · Reply
    • Amy Fellner Dominy Hi Julie, Yep--the contest is over. Sorry! Went until April 8th. But there's another one in the fall so keep your eyes open for that. Best, Amy
      April 21, 2018 at 5:55 am · Reply

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