October 1, 2019 78 Comments

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!

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


In case you’re new to all of this—WELCOME! You’re going to be so glad you discovered YASH. 🙂 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 an author I’m about to introduce you to. But first, for those of you new to my site:

This is me. 

And here are a few things about me:

I write contemporary YA romance.

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

I’m a cat person but I have a dog.

I’m always cold. (Probably from living in the Arizona desert.)

My newest YA novel is the swoony romance, Announcing Trouble. Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve shared a deleted scene that I think will make you laugh and sigh and press the computer to your heart. But do it gently or that could hurt. 😉 


One last thing before we get started:

In addition to all the books you can win on the HUNT, I’m giving away
There will be TWO winners who each win TWO books!
One copy of ANNOUNCING TROUBLE and one copy of another of my YA novels–YOUR CHOICE!!
To Enter: Click the Rafflecopter Link and leave a comment.
Bonus Entry: Sign up for my monthly newsletter down below. (And since every newsletter has a giveaway just for subscribers, you’ll have even more chances to win!)
More about DOUBLE BOOK PACKS below!

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



DIRECTIONS: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number (in blue!) Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM BLUE, 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 16 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 6th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

There are FOUR contests going on simultaneously and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM but there is also a GOLD TEAM, RED TEAM and PURPLE TEAM! Check out each team for a chance to win different sets of 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.  Also, find all the books on Goodreads:

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’m so excited to introduce you to the author I’m hosting on this hunt:

LM Preston

About LM:
L.M. Preston, a native of Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. She is an author, an engineer, a professor, a mother and a wife. Her passion for writing and helping others to see their potential through her stories and encouragement has been her life’s greatest adventures.




The book LM is showcasing is



Dexter never looks for trouble, it finds him. Moving to a small city from New York wasn’t his idea of an improvement. His dream of being a groomed as a pro football running back ended the moment his father uprooted his family. Day one, he landed in jail without bail and realized too late that his father made a deal to get him out—one that would change his life, and put his family forever in danger. Unfortunately, finding love always happens at the worst possible time. Dexter didn’t realize that love could also kill. Again, trouble…it finds him, but this time he’d face it – head on, and hope he survives. Prequel to Scepter of Fire Book 2 in The Vigilant Series


And now, from LM herself, Character Bios!




The book sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Add it to your TBR list on Goodreads!

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

Check out more on LM’s WebsiteTwitter, Facebook, or Blog .

What should you do now?
Enter the YASH contest and my bonus contest!
Because who doesn’t want a boatload of free books? 🙂 Check out all the books on TEAM BLUE.

To enter, you need to write down my favorite number which is 17 and find all the other numbers on TEAM BLUE, add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!




To Enter: Click the Rafflecopter Link below and leave a comment telling me your favorite quality in a book boyfriend.
Bonus Entry: Sign up for my newsletter HERE:
(No junk, no spam, and only once a month!)

TWO winners (randomly selected) will receive
Good luck everyone!
Winners will be announced after YASH ends.
(Open to everyone. Books will be delivered via Book Depository.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt? Head over to visit author Roxanne Lambie!



  1. Stephanie being funny and kind!
    October 1, 2019 at 10:06 am · Reply
  2. Courtney Pierce Alright, this might just be a very tricky question! There are so many good qualities to look for! These days I find my favourite quality has changed. Now, I would have to say that my favourite quality in a book boyfriend is being charismatic and charming. I like a book boyfriend that knows what he wants!(: Also, this is unrelated to the question, but VERY much related to your books! The cover of The Fall of Grace is GORGEOUS!! <3 *insert heart eyes here* Seriously, saw that cover and knew there was no going back. I need to read this book of yours! Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your books! Happy YASH season!
    October 1, 2019 at 10:53 am · Reply
  3. Allisa White Thanks for the chance to win your books!
    October 1, 2019 at 11:09 am · Reply
  4. Allisa White Kindness and humor are qualities I like in a book boyfriend :)
    October 1, 2019 at 11:10 am · Reply
  5. Tammy V A sense of humor is very important.
    October 1, 2019 at 11:49 am · Reply
  6. Destiny Carroll Loyalty! Honesty too...hard to pick just one that’s more important than the rest.
    October 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm · Reply
  7. Caroline My favorite quality in a boyfriend is supportiveness.
    October 1, 2019 at 12:04 pm · Reply
  8. Caroline My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is supportiveness
    October 1, 2019 at 12:05 pm · Reply
  9. Megan S. Thank you so much for the giveaway Amy! I love your books :) And my fave quality in a book boyfriend is kindness :)
    October 1, 2019 at 12:10 pm · Reply
  10. KM My favorite quality is the ability to communicate. So many issues can be avoided when a couple can truly talk to each other. :)
    October 1, 2019 at 12:25 pm · Reply
  11. Joycedale I got to say loyalty
    October 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm · Reply
  12. Noma A. My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is being sweet and having a good heart. Thank you for the giveaway!
    October 1, 2019 at 12:48 pm · Reply
  13. Alison W. My favorite qualities in a book boyfriend are a great personality and kindness!
    October 1, 2019 at 1:13 pm · Reply
  14. Danya @ A Tapestry of Words Tough to choose just one! I like a good sense of humour in a book boyfriend, that leads to a lot of teasing, witty banter :D
    October 1, 2019 at 1:22 pm · Reply
  15. Summer Kindness and humor.
    October 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm · Reply
  16. Yohanna Ziegelmann Selfless!
    October 1, 2019 at 2:23 pm · Reply
  17. Bella fav book boyfriend....... Patch from Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. You didn't ask for a person, but you got one anyway LOL. I love him and Conrad from The Summer I Turned Pretty. I mean there are more YA book bf goals but. Those two are probably my fav. (romance novels are another story)
    October 1, 2019 at 2:53 pm · Reply
  18. Suzannah Clark my favorite quality in a book boyfriend is a sense of humor.
    October 1, 2019 at 2:54 pm · Reply
  19. Pam The biggest thing to me is loyalty.
    October 1, 2019 at 2:59 pm · Reply
  20. victoria quenault My fav quality would be perseverance.
    October 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm · Reply
  21. Ashley My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is when they are nice and can bring out the best characteristics of the person they are with! Thank you for your participation in YASH :)
    October 1, 2019 at 3:15 pm · Reply
  22. Stephanie H. I would have to say honesty is my favorite quality in a book boyfriend.
    October 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm · Reply
  23. Ariana Velasquez Favorite boyfriend quality in books? Well, that’s an interesting question. Hmmmm, I have been reading a lot of boys being protective. I guess that? But I also like the guys who are funny and sarcastic. They bring the mood up whenever the situation goes downhill. Kinda like Jace from The Mortal Instruments. I guess him plus overprotective would be the kind of boyfriend I would look for the protagonist. Anyway, thank you for joining YASH! I love learning about new authors and their fab creations! I wish the best luck to your books and your future writings!
    October 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm · Reply
  24. Tia Hotness never hurts!!
    October 1, 2019 at 7:31 pm · Reply
  25. Britt @ Geronimo Reads My favorite book boyfriends are usually the ones who can banter back and forth with the MC, are really funny and can make you smile or laugh at anytime.
    October 1, 2019 at 8:15 pm · Reply
  26. Eli yanti Hi, thanks for the giveaway. One of my fav genre is ya contem
    October 1, 2019 at 8:58 pm · Reply
  27. Claudia Frazer Book boyfriend favourite quality has to be guys with a sense of humour and loyalty
    October 1, 2019 at 11:00 pm · Reply
  28. Anubha I like my book boyfriend to be a confident person, realist and has the best ability to communicate with his partner. Communication is must!!!
    October 1, 2019 at 11:24 pm · Reply
  29. JENNIFER JACKSON I love this Scavenger Hunt because I find so many wonderful authors and have about doubled my Reading Wish list already❤
    October 2, 2019 at 12:18 am · Reply
  30. Betul A great sense of humor
    October 2, 2019 at 3:33 am · Reply
  31. Vanessa Fav quality in a book boyfriend? This is going to sound weird but my favorite quality is cockiness, lol. You know the one; you don't think you're going to like him but his "I'm sexy and I know it" attitude wears you down.
    October 2, 2019 at 5:15 am · Reply
  32. Marcia Monteiro My favourite quality in a book boyfriend is a sense of humour. If he makes me laugh, that's a win! Thank you for the chance! :)
    October 2, 2019 at 6:04 am · Reply
  33. Mai I like them nerd boys :D
    October 2, 2019 at 6:42 am · Reply
  34. Kelsey D I really appreciate humor :)
    October 2, 2019 at 9:27 am · Reply
  35. Dana Honesty and a good sense of humor!
    October 2, 2019 at 11:02 am · Reply
  36. Courtney S. The best quality is when a book boyfriend respects and listens to the main character! They don't try to usurp or make executive decisions!
    October 2, 2019 at 11:45 am · Reply
  37. Ruby Jo I love a funny, slightly sarcastic hero that is also mysterious. It's a tough choice to pick just one quality. Thank you for the chance!
    October 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm · Reply
  38. Schylar My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is his personality overall. There's really not just one thing that makes the character who he is
    October 2, 2019 at 2:53 pm · Reply
  39. Melissa Williams My favorite quality in a book boyfriend probably SHOULD have something to do with good communication skills and loyalty. But what really attracts me to a guy in a book is often mysteriousness.
    October 2, 2019 at 4:22 pm · Reply
  40. Emily Huff My favorite quality would have to be honesty
    October 2, 2019 at 4:53 pm · Reply
  41. John Smith "What is your favorite quality in a book boyfriend?" Elaborate Regency neckerchiefs.
    October 2, 2019 at 5:47 pm · Reply
  42. Saray Hernandez The book boyfriend that I've come to really love is Deamon Black all his qualities truly make my heart swoon. He embodies sweetness cockiness protector and out of this world
    October 2, 2019 at 6:06 pm · Reply
  43. Lynn So exited for YASH!
    October 2, 2019 at 6:44 pm · Reply
  44. Monica Rodriguez My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is being funny! A lot of books I've read, the boy love interest is usually serious and protective. I like them to have a little humor 😊
    October 2, 2019 at 8:54 pm · Reply
  45. C. Lee McKenzie Yay for Team Blue. And thank you so much tor the Giveaway during the hunt!
    October 2, 2019 at 9:09 pm · Reply
  46. Emelie Voss My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is definitely a great sense of humor! I love a character that can make me laugh :)
    October 2, 2019 at 9:16 pm · Reply
  47. Ashlinn Understanding and not controlling.
    October 2, 2019 at 9:38 pm · Reply
  48. Lily M. Favorite quality is when they are funny, caring, protective but not possessive :)
    October 2, 2019 at 10:36 pm · Reply
  49. Alessandra B. This is a good question 🤔 but I think my favorite book boyfriend quality is an innate sense of jokes (the magical ability to make the protagonist laugh at any time / anywhere / under any circumstances) and his caring side (whatever happens, even if the relationship end good or bad) he will be close to the protagonist! ❤️ I am a romantic dreamer! 🤭🤭 (i apologize for my bad english, i know it sucks 🤦‍♀️)
    October 3, 2019 at 4:08 am · Reply
  50. Irma Jurejevčič Honor. I love it when a man is honorable.
    October 3, 2019 at 7:35 am · Reply
  51. Melissa O’Neill I actually really love the bad boy that’s secretly romantic. The wrong boy that’s right in so many ways.
    October 3, 2019 at 8:59 am · Reply
  52. Alicia Fav quality in book boyfriends...gotta go with a great sense of humor. Love a guy that can make any situation a little less stressful through humor.💙Love finding new books to add to my TBR!
    October 3, 2019 at 10:09 am · Reply
  53. Karen I think loyalty, protectiveness and a sense of humor are my favorite book boyfriend qualities! Thanks for the giveaway!
    October 3, 2019 at 11:52 am · Reply
  54. Catherine M. Haynes Book boyfriends are the best, love them and then they go away. But, I will have to admit that I am torn between the highlanders who sweep the ladies off their feet, and the kind and gentle man that only wants to cuddle. It just depends on the day and how good or bad my day has been. I love to read, just wish that I had more time to read Even though I do not work any more, I am always busy doing something for someone else.
    October 3, 2019 at 2:11 pm · Reply
  55. Sarah My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is humor. Being nice is important, but if he's not funny, it won't last.
    October 3, 2019 at 2:34 pm · Reply
  56. Michelle Morris My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is the strong protective type.
    October 3, 2019 at 2:47 pm · Reply
  57. TAMMY HUDSON My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is protecting, loyal, loving and charming. I also signed up for new letter. Thanks for the chance.
    October 3, 2019 at 4:02 pm · Reply
  58. Haley One of my favorite qualities in a book boyfriend is a guy who will back up his girl no matter what. Loyalty and supportiveness are requirements for any good book boyfriend!
    October 3, 2019 at 7:11 pm · Reply
  59. Artemis Giote Heroes who are supportive of their heroines hopes and dreams. He must be loyal, confident, ambitious and has a good sense of humor. Brooding, angsty guys are great and all (in books...not so much in real life).
    October 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm · Reply
  60. April My favourite quality in a book boyfriend (and everyone) is loyalty, when they will stick with you through the worst and the best times.
    October 4, 2019 at 2:13 pm · Reply
  61. Shaina pierce Loyalty
    October 4, 2019 at 7:56 pm · Reply
  62. Katherine Paschal I am a fan of witty banter and a good sense of humor. Thanks for the hunt!
    October 4, 2019 at 8:25 pm · Reply
  63. bn100 smart
    October 4, 2019 at 9:02 pm · Reply
  64. Debi Tonks Favorite quality in a book boyfriend? My favorite thing is someone who is protective but at the same time knows when to let his partner take the lead and stand their ground. He always has their back even when they aren't together and works hard to show how much their care for that person.
    October 4, 2019 at 9:55 pm · Reply
  65. Brianna Clay My favorite quality in a book boyfriend?? Everything that Rhysand is in A Court of Thorns and Roses....but really, I like funny and caring (okay...and sexy too) book boyfriends. I think I really like most of all ones that have a good sense of humor and witty banter with the heroine like Rhys, Daemon from the Lux series, and Jace from TMI (high-five to Ariana^^^).
    October 5, 2019 at 1:46 am · Reply
  66. Beverly Gordon They need to be loyal but also alpha
    October 5, 2019 at 2:30 am · Reply
  67. Candice My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is that he is always around when you need him.
    October 5, 2019 at 5:30 am · Reply
  68. Christina Carolin A good bookboyfriend should have a soft spot for all things family related and prefereably be a perfect big brother to his siblings... :D
    October 5, 2019 at 7:04 am · Reply
  69. Agus My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is being charismatic and charming, even a little cocky. My book boyfriends are usually villains or antagonists so... LOL but deep down they are always good and beautiful ♥
    October 5, 2019 at 9:19 am · Reply
  70. Andrea Carroll A book boyfriend needs to be kind... a little bit cocky is okay, too.
    October 5, 2019 at 9:20 am · Reply
  71. Alyx Koval My favorite quality is probably their loyalty/devotion. 😊 thanks for hosting!
    October 5, 2019 at 10:53 am · Reply
  72. Jennifer Having a sense of humor is my favorite quality in a book boyfriend.
    October 5, 2019 at 11:03 am · Reply
  73. Silver Honesty and sense of humor!
    October 5, 2019 at 11:52 am · Reply
  74. Sarah My favorite quality in a book boyfriend is that he is kindheartedly fun.
    October 5, 2019 at 7:28 pm · Reply
  75. Desiree Kessler Loyalty ❤ Thanks for the giveaway!
    October 5, 2019 at 7:41 pm · Reply
  76. Desiree Kessler Subscribed to your newsletter!
    October 5, 2019 at 7:42 pm · Reply
  77. veronica I think your giveaway is over now but I wanted to comment anyway. I like when a book boyfriend is okay with stepping back and letting their SO make their own decisions and have independence outside the relationship. I get frustrated for characters who have overbearing SOs all the time so that's gotta be my favourite quality.
    October 6, 2019 at 6:18 am · Reply
    • Amy Fellner Dominy Thanks for sharing this, Veronica. I'm with you 100% on that quality. I like a BB who you can lean on when you need to, but who isn't threatened if you stand on your own. <3
      January 2, 2020 at 2:06 pm · Reply

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