Rysa Walker YASH Scavenger Hunt

YASH 2020

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 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! 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 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!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM--but there is also a red team and a purple team. You can participate in all three hunts for a chance to win three different sets of 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 page.

And be sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of the page, where I'm giving away a signed copy of the first book in my CHRONOS Files series, TIMEBOUND.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. 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 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 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


LM Preston

Today, I am delighted to host LM Preston on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! L.M. Preston is 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 adventure.

Find out more information by checking out her website or find more about UNBREAKABLE DARKNESS here! And if you just can't wait to read it, you can order a copy here.


Enter a world of faerie, elves and shape shifters, that create an illusion of normalcy for the human inhabitants. Rei Lewis is one of four siblings that challenges the veil of that world to become a Vigilant.


“I got to go, but I’ll call you tonight. I also, memorized your number on your profile,” Trey laughed and his friend ran up to him and hit him on the back of the head. Trey ran after him.

Rei watched him with a stupid grin on her face. When she came out of her daze, Megan’s table, with a single yellow balloon, was in front of her. Rei shook her head. How did she get to the table? It wasn’t there before. She put the last piece of cookie in her mouth, licked her finger and wiggled her toes in her sandals. The newspaper table had no one else in line. Rei glanced around. She noticed the table was far away from the others, in the middle of the walkway and in front of the tree line leading to the football field.

“So, did you see any other clubs or groups you liked?” Megan sat at the table gripping a red feathered pen in her hand. She held a closed scroll with yellowed paper, with wooden dowels on each end.

“Yes, the art club had nice things. I haven’t found the dance team—every school has them, but they weren’t here.”

“Those girls are clicky, but if a story comes along where they are involved, you will be able to get on the team. Anything we need for a story we can get if necessary.”

A shock of excitement pooled up in Rei’s stomach. She liked being able to challenge herself, and it sounded like a job at the paper would give it to her.

“And, the newspaper pays.” Megan winked at her.

“What? Really? This isn’t volunteer?” Rei stepped closer. “I do sometimes pick up shifts at my father’s gym. I don’t get paid for it though.”

Megan smirked. “You would get paid from me as long as you meet your deadlines.”

Rei frowned. “You or the school pays?”

Megan leaned closer, bending a beckoning finger towards at Rei.

Rei stepped up to the table.

“I pay. It’s between us.”

“Wow, okay. Where do I sign?”

“I thought you’d never ask.” Megan spun the scroll around and thrust the red feathered pen into Rei’s hand. “On the blood red line at the bottom.”

Rei frowned. “Uhm, I can’t see the words at the top of the form.”

“Contract? It’s nothing much to read, just says that I promise to pay you and you promise to keep our sources, methods, mishaps, a secret.”

“Maybe I should think about it? Did you say form or contract?”

Megan sighed, then started to pull the contract away. “Sorry, no second chances. I need people committed to getting the story, and to me.”

Rei bit her lip. Megan was nice, could become a good friend, and was offering her first ever paid job. “No, I want to sign.” Rei held the bottom rod of the contract and scrawled her name on the bottom. A sharp zing sparked from her fingers and up her arms. A single drop of blood from her finger dripped next to her name. Rei gulped.

Megan smiled. “Welcome to the team.”

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Rei was nosy. She’d been told it would always get her in trouble, but it never did. Until she met Megan, who promised her the job of a lifetime. Sure, the high school newspaper wasn’t the ideal job for most, but for Rei, it was a dream. She’d never considered putting her investigative nature to work, but what Megan was asking her to do was way beyond the requirements of a school newspaper. It was part of an underground news for favor service. Her partners, Asher and Eli, annoyed her by never trusting her to do a job alone. Maybe, this one time she should have listened, because being trapped with no one to bail her out may surely be the death of Rei. Not only hers but will spill the secrets about her family she’d been withholding, placing every one of them in grave and serious danger.

Pre-Order Link: https://www.amazon.com/Break-Darkness-Vigilant-LM-Preston-ebook/dp/B08714355T/

Link to other books in the series: LMPreston.com/store

Thanks so much to LM Preston for being my guest for YASH 2020! And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, by LM Preston, and the other members of Team Blue! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 21. LM's is 17. You can pick up the rest by continuing to the next stop on the hunt! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Blue and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Misty Hayes

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