Thursday, March 29, 2012

ya scavenger hunt extravaganza!

What a great way to come back to blogging and to kick off the A-Z Challenge! It's party time, ninjas!

I bet you love books, right? And cool, exclusive goodies, too? Sure you do! But what if I told you could get these things . . . for free?

Ahhh! Call 911! I'm sure at least three of you just keeled over with happiness.

Well, pick yourself up off the floor and get hunting! Today through April 1st at noon, you can participate in the YA Scavenger Hunt--discover new authors, enjoy super sekret content, and enter to win amazing prizes including signed books and exclusive specialties like jewelry, T-shirts and other swag.

You can find my exclusive content on Elana Johnson's blog! [PLUS a BECOME (my book) giveaway AND a POSSESSION (Elana's book) giveaway! Be sure to check it out!]

Here's how it works:

Check out the awesome author I am hosting today, and read her exclusive content.

Look for the letter in bold red and remember what it is!

Go around to all the stops on the Red Team to collect all the bold red letters. Then go here to enter to win!

If you get stuck, you can go here for help and if you want to participate in the Blue Team's hunt and the Yellow Team's hunt--go for it!

Today I'm thrilled to introduce you to author Lani Woodland!

Lani has been an avid reader since elementary school when she first discovered the Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins series. In sixth grade she began writing plays and recruiting (with force when necessary) her friends to act them out. Most of these early works were inspired by She-Ra, the epitome of girl power to her young self.

She graduated from BYU with a BS in Family Science. Lani has always loved scary stories, and has a hard time enjoying any book without at least a little romance in it. She lives in Southern California with her husband, their two children and a large collection of board games. She has worked as a spot-welder, babysitter, janitor, photographer, gymnastics coach, and movie extra. She enjoys bonfires at the beach, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, speed talking, chocolate as a cure-all, and the word "precisely".

You visit Lani at her beautiful blog by clicking here or email her.

INDELIBLE by Lani Woodland | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
INDELIBLE & the first book in the series, INTRINSICAL are both only .99 for a limited time!

Yara is beginning to understand just how much her life will change now that her Waker abilities have emerged. She has come to terms with the fact that seeing ghosts is part of her life, but she isn’t ready to let being a Waker dictate her choices. All she wants is a ghost-free senior year with her boyfriend, Brent, and her best friend, Cherie.

But Yara soon discovers that there are more dark secrets in her school’s history than just the curse she broke. While an angry ghost makes Yara question everything she thought she knew about spirits, she and Brent learn that there are long reaching consequences to last year’s adventures. As New enemies emerge and old ghosts resurface, Yara finds herself in the center of another deadly mystery, and this time she has to contend with the living as well as the dead.

The following scene takes place at the Alumni dinner that Yara and Brent attend at the beginning of INDELIBLE. It was decided that the character of Lucia was not needed. Taking her out drastically changed how the events flowed. It made Yara decide to share the details of her family ‘gift’ herself. It was a major step in her character development. Taking Lucia out also altered the first few words exchanged with the boy she meets at the party.

YA Scavenger Hunt Exclusive: INDELIBLE deleted scene by Lani Woodland -

Now carry on, reading ninjas! Your next stop is the fabulous Leah Bobet!


  1. Can I be on many teams? RaShelle already said I was on Yellow Team.

  2. The link to Leah's blog post didn't work for me - is that happening for anyone else?

  3. Galena it isn't working for me either.

  4. Thank you for the this great hunt!

  5. Does anyone know how to get to the page because the link isn't working

  6. Link isn't working for me either, any ideas how to get round it??? I'm stuck.

  7. Link not working and it doesn't take you to the right spot when you go to get unstuck.

  8. Sorry, Leah's site still isn't up. Go to Lani Woodland's blog to keep going:

  9. I loved this unique excerpt and I'm looking forward to reading the scene without Lucia. What a great look into the authorial process.
    All the best,
    RK Charron

  10. That's a nice way to show the author's writing process.
    Thanks for directing me to a fun game. Hope I found the right phrase.

  11. Ali Thank you so much for being part of the hunt! I have been a follower of yours for a while now! I love you blog!

  12. That's such a gorgeous cover and Lani is wonderful!

  13. I love the title they picked for book two! I just wonder how it will fit in!! Thanks!!

  14. Wonderful read!
    Greetings from the A-Z! It's nice to meet you!

  15. my first scavenger hunt!! wish me luck :)

  16. Thank you for hosting me Ali! :)

  17. I met Lani at the LTUE conference. She is wonderful :)


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