YA Winter Hunt 2013!

THE HUNT IS OVER! Thank you, everyone, for playing, for following me, and for the wonderful comments. Winners will be picked and announced  in the next couple of days.

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-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! At this hunt, you not only 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 signed 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 72 hours! This begins 4/4 at noon Pacific Time.

There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five 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 homepage.

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red team, and then add them up.


Welcome to my site,  I’m Lissa Price, author of STARTERS. Come back and have a look around later.

Today, I am hosting the lovely J.R. Johansson on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt.

J.R. JOHANSSON is a young adult thriller author published with Flux & FSG/Macmillan. Her debut, INSOMNIA is coming June 2013. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She credits her abnormal psychology minor with inspiring many of her characters. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, playing board games, and sitting in her hot tub. Her dream is that someday she can do all three at the same time. She has two young sons and a wonderful husband. In fact, other than her cat, Cleo, she’s nearly drowning in testosterone.

About Insomnia:

Parker spends every night trapped in the dreams of the last person he made eye contact with, and it’s killing him…until he meets Mia. In her dreams, Parker can finally get real sleep, but finding ways to make eye contact every night isn’t easy. When Mia starts receiving threatening emails, her dreams transform into scenes from a horror movie–with Parker cast as the villain. He must discover who is truly tormenting her, and clear his name, before the real stalker makes good on his threats to end her dreams forever…

You can purchase Insomnia here.

If you want to know more about Jenn you can follow her on twitter here or check out her website here.

This is a super early sneak peek from the sequel to Insomnia. Whether you’ve had a chance to read book #1 or not, this should give you a feel for what you can expect with this series. Don’t worry, this doesn’t really include any spoilers, just a bit of intrigue to tide you over. And if you’re not entirely sure what’s going on, don’t worry, neither is Parker, and he’s the main character. Happy Scavenging! 🙂 – Jenn

My head felt ready to explode and even the light coming through my closed eyelids was like a knife slicing through my brain. The blankets I’d slept in, my pillow’¦even my bed was gone and I was sprawled out on something very hard and cold. Whatever I was on, it wasn’t helping my horrific headache. My body ached everywhere and my stomach churned in my gut. Something smelled horrible, like a dusty old urinal. I raised my arm and shaded my eyes as I tried to open them. Peeking out between my fingers, I saw’”flannel. Red flannel’¦and then it moved.

I sat straight up and my vision burst with brightness like a light bulb exploded behind my eyeballs. Then everything went dark, all but a pinpoint of glaring light in the center. Leaning back, I found what felt like a brick wall, and rested against it, panting’”and panicking.

All around me was confusing noise. A loud printer, a phone rang in the distance, metal on metal, footsteps. And then so close I felt I could reach out and touch them, many people breathing: heavy breathing, light breathing, a cough here, a sniff over there. This time I took it slower, parting my eyelids just enough to peek through and see a small slice of the room.

Everything around me was dingy white, with grey benches along all the walls. Other people were sitting and standing around’”all men’”a few stared at me. I widened my eyelids a bit more and noticed the one detail that defined everything else. To my left, the white bricks I leaned against ended at a wall of grey bars.


What the hell is going on?  

My mind flew into a frenzy trying to force the bars I was staring at into any kind of logic. To make them fit into one of the boxes I had that could make any sense’”but I knew there was only one possible explanation.

Darkness had taken control.


And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win many books, including STARTERS. To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 88. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


To enter my bonus giveaway, follow me on FB at www.facebook.com/lissapriceauthor and Twitter www.twitter.com/lissa_price if you don’t already. Extra point for following on Tumblr at www.lissapriceauthor.tumblr.com . Then COMMENT below for an extra point and enter via the rafflecopter.

One grand winner here on my site for everything you see above (US only) except the mousepad: An inscribed, signed hardback copy of STARTERS, a collectible chapter sampler of STARTERS, 5 postcards, three bookmarks, one of the last pins.

New, recently-added Bonus!  Because lots of you already have Starters, I’m adding a beautiful new hardback signed copy of TEN by Gretchen McNeil! “Ten teens. Three days. One killer.”  Be ready to be scared! This is added to the grand prize seen above.

Three additional US winners will get a signed chapter sampler of STARTERS and bookmarks.

Thanks for following me and playing. Best of luck! Thanks to the fabulous Colleen Houck and Beth Revis for all the organizing. The next stop on the hunt is the author Alyxandra Harvey

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  1. Awesome giveaway! I’m excited to read Starters, once I can get my hands on it. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! Good luck to all!

  2. Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway! Heard a ton of great things about Starters and looking forward to reading it 😀

  3. Thank you so much for such an awesome opportunity! I cannot wait to read this! Great giveaway!

  4. Hope I win too! Loved this book! Best read of 2013 already!

  5. Starters looks intriguing!!Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I’m so excited about all of this!!!! I’m in pharmacy school right now which takes up all of my time. Reading books like yours really help me take a break and stay sane!! Thank you!

  7. Yay! I love #YASH. Thanks for being a part of it and for the extra giveaway! I follow you on tumbler: Desiree

  8. Thanks for the contest! I followed on Tumblr. I read Starters a while ago and enjoyed its similarities to Dollhouse.

  9. Not entering your fabulous contest, but thank you so much for being part of the spring YASH! <3

  10. You totally rock! Thank you for taking part in the hunt this year, Lissa! Much <3

  11. Loved Starters. Can’t wait to get my hands on Enders.

  12. I liked you on Facebook, followed you on Twitter, and followed you on Tumblr! Thanks so much for the giveaway! 🙂

  13. Thans for this awesome giveaway! 😀

  14. Would love to win your book!! Been on my TBR for quite awhile!

  15. thanks For The Giveaway!

  16. Thanks for the giveaway and being part of YASH!
    I liked you on Facebook ( Olivia den Dulk)

  17. I love the giveaway! I hope I’ll win!!

  18. Hi! I have been dying to read this book since I found out about it! I hope to get my hands on it soon! I liked on facebook, followed on twitter and followed on tumblr (: <3

  19. I’ve had so much fun discovering new books through the hunt – thanks for being a part of it!

  20. Great giveaway! I loved Starters and am anxious to read the sequel. Ten also looks intriguing!

    1. Thank you so much! But note, this contest is over. I will hold more in the future however, so if you follow me you’ll hear about them.

  21. I’ve gotten a confirmation from my site’s big prize winner and will announce her name as soon as I hear back from all three second place winners. I’ve heard back from one who has never won anything before!. I need to get a confirmation that they’re in the US, so if any of them do not respond, we’ll set it up to pick alternate winners.

    In other words, check your email and your spam folders.

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