YASH Scavenger Hunt Spring 2018


Hi fellow book lovers!  Welcome to the Scavenger Hunt!

I’m Kathleen Baldwin, author of 9 books, including the award-winning Stranje House series. (Spy girls during the Napoleonic era.)

I love adventure in books, AND in real life. Taught rock climbing in the Rockies. Survival camped in the desert, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, spent way too long in college. Along the way, I fell in love at least a dozen times, and married my very own Scottish warlord.

I’m delighted to be your hostess for this leg of the YASH scavenger hunt.

 You are currently hunting on BLUE TEAM.

Look at all these great books!!

YASH is one of my favorite online events. It tons of fun — like an Easter Egg hunt except you’re hunting for books. What’s not to love??? 

Be sure to leave comments along the way. We are all here eagerly watching you play the game and we love your feedback.
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! Not only will you 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 on my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Need more info: Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there are six teams-RED, BLUE, GREEN, GOLD, PINK, & PURPLE. You can enter one or all for another chance to win a whole different set of books!
For links to all the authors participating and a full list of prizes up for grabs; go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.


  • Hidden in this post, you’ll find my favorite number. HINT: the Greeks called it the perfect number, I’ve bolded it in Green.
  • Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the BLUE team, and add them up.
  • 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 8th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


I’m super excited to be hosting Eliza Tilton.


Meet Eliza:


USA Today Bestselling author Eliza Tilton, graduated from Dowling College with a BA in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, chasing after four kids, playing video games, or writing, she’s getting her post-baby body back and inspiring people on the way. Her YA Fantasy, The Daath Chronicles, is published by Curiosity Quills Press.


Eliza’s book is Broken Forest.




Hopeless he’ll never be more than the boy who didn’t save his brother, 17-year-old Avikar accepts his life as the family stable boy, trying to forget the past. But when his sister, Jeslyn, is kidnapped, the thought of losing another sibling catapults him on a desperate quest.


Are you as interested in this book as I am? Here’s how you can get your hands on it!
You can take a look at her book and read an excerpt on Amazon  HERE!




Many things inspired Eliza to write Broken Forest, but the images on her pinterest board are the heart of it. Click on the pictures to learn about the characters and read little teasers from the book. If you’ve never created an inspiration board, Eliza highly recommends it!

Intriguing images. There’s at least 8 images I’d like to pin to my boards. More than there’s probably 8 dozen!!!

8 is such a perfectly wonderful number.

Check out more on Eliza’s WebsiteTwitter, or Facebook pages

Kathleen thinks…

It would be lovely if you left a comment. The authors are all haunting the hunt, and we love hearing what you think about our posts! I’d like to see at least 8 comments, wouldn’t you? Or 8 x 8. That would be marvelous!
8 is such a perfectly wonderful number.

is my favorite number in the whole wide world.


Be sure to continue the YASH Hunt (scroll down for link). BUT . . . for an additional chance to win some fun prizes, including a signed copy of the first book in my STRANJE HOUSE series, enter the Rafflecopter Contest below. One Lucky Reader will win…

Ready to gallop on over to the next stop in the BLUE TEAM hunt?

Visit author Jake Devlin at:  https://authorjakedevlin.com/blog/

On with the hunt!