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Fall YA Scavenger Hunt – Orange Team


Hello and welcome 😀

Fall2017 AuthorPhotoSQLowT. Rae Mitchell here, your host for this portion of the hunt! I’m an incurable fantasy geek who loves mixing  fairy tales, folklore and legends with our everyday world to see what kind of magical stories emerge. I’m best known for my young adult fantasy series, Fate’s Fables: One Girl’s Journey Through 8 Unfortunate Fairy Tales, which can be found on numerous Amazon Top 100 Best Seller lists, such as Coming of Age Fantasy and Fairy Tales & Folklore.

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There are seven contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I’m part of the ORANGE TEAM–but there is also a RED, GOLD, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE and PINK team for a chance to win a whole different set of books! You’ll also gain access to exclusive content and free gifts from each participating YA author, so make sure you scroll all the way down each author’s page. You don’t want to miss the extra goodies we’re all giving away 😉

Here’s the list of authors on my ORANGE TEAM!



Directions: Below, you’ll notice I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the ORANGE TEAM, and then add them up.

HINT: My secret number is marked in ORANGE, though it may be disguised as an ancient symbol!

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 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Now that we’ve got all the how-to’s out of the way, I’d like to introduce you to the author I’m hosting on this hunt.

Meet Livia Blackburne!


New York Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne wrote her first novel while she was a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she conducted research on the neuroscience of reading acquisition in children. Upon graduation, she switched to writing full time, which also involves getting into people’s heads but without the help of a three tesla MRI scanner. You can find out more about Livia’s books at and connect with on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Livia is featuring Umbertouched, her upcoming sequel to Rosemarked!

Umbertouched-Final-CoverThe mission was a failure. Even though Zivah and Dineas discovered a secret that could bring down the empire, their information is useless without proof. Now, with their cover blown and their quest abandoned, their only remaining hope is to get home before Ampara brings the full might of its armies against their peoples.

As Shidadi and Dara alike prepare for war, Zivah and Dineas grapple with the toll of their time in the capital. After fighting alongside the Amparans against his own kin, can Dineas convince the Shidadi-and himself-where his loyalties lie? After betraying her healer’s vows in Sehmar City, can Zivah find a way to redeem herself-especially when the Dara ask her to do the unthinkable? And after reluctantly falling in love, what will the two do with their lingering feelings, now that the Dineas from Sehmar City is gone forever? Time is running out for all of them, but especially Zivah whose plague symptoms surface once again. Now, she must decide how she’ll define the life she has left.

Together, healer and warrior must find the courage to save their people, expose the truth, and face the devastating consequences headed their way.


~ Exclusive Deleted Opening Scene from Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne ~


I hope you enjoyed meeting Livia Blackburne and learning all about her featured upcoming sequel, which is set to release November 6th. Remember to add Umbertouched to your TBR on Goodreads

Now back to the hunt. It’s time to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me and many more!

Check out the books on TEAM ORANGE. To enter, write down my favorite number hidden below in ORANGE, find all the other numbers on TEAM ORANGE, add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


BTW, Fate’s Fables Box Set Collection is on sale for $0.99 during the YA Scavenger Hunt (Oct. 2-7th). Remember, that’s a box set of eight fables. Wink, wink.



Before you go, ENTER MY GIVEAWAY for a chance to win lots of pretty prizes!

(20) ebook copies of my Fate’s Fables Box Set Collection

(1) Fate’s Fables Acorn Necklace

(1) Vintage Fairytale Keychain

(1) Set of Fairytale Glass Magnets

(1) Fate’s Motto Coffee Mug

2018 Fall YASH Giveaway
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Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt?

Click HERE to hop over to author Lyssa Chiavari’s page.

Thanks so much for visiting and best of luck with all the contests!

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    • I agree, the animated version of the wicked queen from Snow White is classic! She was both spooky and beautiful 🙂

  • In the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep there’s this character, Salina, and she is awful!! She is the absolute worst! But she’s got great fashion lol.

  • So, I don’t have a favorite villain, because….I just…..grew up thinking they’re bad. Although Once Upon A Time had me loving Rumplestiltskin (until I couldn’t take how stupid the show was anymore because of poor writer choices) and I appreciated Evil Queen because her actor (Lana Parilla) is f**king BRILLIANT. (both those actors are actually). I did however LOVE the Powerless books by Tera Lynn Childs because I love how it flipped what it means to be a hero or villain on it’s head. Just like in that one movie with the blue creature whose seen as a villain and the hero is full of himself, the main “hero” with all the power was actually corrupt and doing bad things and these kids were trying to stop him, and pretty much all of them were marked as “villains”. And it really made you think, what is good and evil. Were their markings actual sides or just defining powers and like language, they PUT meaning into the markings (to say good/evil). Can good become corrupt or did the corrupt people see their sign and announce it as good before anyone got a chance so they could make sure to stay in power. Because the kids themselves, even though we were following “villains” were not evil. It also makes you think, why do we define rebellious kids as bad? Or, if we put a label on someone, do they become that label? (Like, okay you call me ad so I’m going to be bad, F-it.) I really love that series. (more like a duo? idk) (my favorite is the nerdy boy who is the only “hero” in the group and the villain he falls in love with and I wish they had their own book because they’re ADORABLE. TERA LYNN CHILDS, IF YOU’RE OUT THERE, GIVE THEM THEIR OWN BOOK OR SHORT STORRRRYYYYYYYYYY.) (on another note, HOW has it been 2 years already since the second book came out!? 🙁 )

    • I find that the most interesting villains are the ones who are motivated by the same things heros are motivated by, but who have to fight the darkness in themselves much harder and too often lose the battle. The Powerless series sounds intriguing if its centered around anitheros 🙂

  • Given the season we are in, I would say the the Hocus Pocus sisters and I’d put a spell on you! Lol. Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt!

    • Oh wow, that’s going back! I haven’t thought of the Hocus Pocus sisters in ages. They were so funny! And so perfectly Halloweeny 😀

  • Vanessa (Ursula). Whenever I watch The Little Mermaid, I think that the woman that did Ariel’s voice probably had so much fun voicing Vanessa too!

  • Its give and take with this one as some people will prefer to call him a villain, others a superhero, but Loki is my favourite villain. I like to think of him as a hero, but since I don’t like too many villains I figured he would count! I’ll admit I’ve read the comics which shine a lot of perspective on Loki and how he’s extraordinarily better than everyone else- I’m pretty biased (; – but I’ve always loved his knack for pranks and mischief. If this doesn’t suffice as a villain comment, can we do “Get help?”

  • I don’t have a favorite villain, because I really can’t be mean and feel so much empathy for the person getting their wrath.

    • I hear you. It hasn’t always been easy writing villains into my books, but they’re a necessary evil. If there was no antagonist and no danger, the story would be boring. At least when it comes to the fantasy genre 😉

  • my favorite villian isnt from a book. Shes Regina Mills from Once Upon A Time. Shes evolves from being bad for all the wrong reasons, then bad for all the right reasons, and eventually figures it all out in the end.

  • I’ve ALWAYS loved Revena! That was my mom & I’s favorite movie to watch before she passed. I stay sick alot so she would put that on for us to watch, make me her famous soup, & we would have a girls day. I miss her so much so when I watch Snow White & The Huntsman it’s like she’s here with me. I came from the purple team & by reading your bio, I like your writing & books.

    • It’s comforting to know we can go back to special times with our loved ones through favorite movies. I have a few of them myself 🙂 <3

  • My favorite villain is from Farscape, a sci fi series from the late 90s, early 2000s. He was just so complicated and grey. Loved him, even when it was clear he was super evil.

  • I just love Maleficent. She’s elegant, imposing, powerful and completely evil. She gets what she wants in the end but of course she doesn’t win but still who can forget her.

  • I would say my favorite villain is Loki, though he isn’t really a true villain, he does some villainous things. I also love and utterly despise the game of thrones villains. They are awful.

  • The most iconic villain I can think of that I love is Miranda Priestly from the Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep did a fantastic job as her and I love her more than the heroine. She’s modest, yet fashionable and she knows what she wants and isn’t afraid of fighting for it. Yes it means she burns a few bridges, but in the world she works in it is either sink or swim.

  • OMG I WAS SCROLLING DOWN TO WRITE MY FAVE VILLAIN EVER—The Darkling from Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone trilogy—but Lily M beat me to it!!! Great taste Lily!!! The Darkling is, like, the best villain EVER ever, at least in brooding fashionableness (yes, fashionableness is now a word—fight me 😉 )

  • Lestat is pretty evil. Maybe not a villain (although David would certainly think so), but he definitely is quite devilish.

    • One of my favorites! Lestat tested himself and his powers, which often resulted in great horrors but he was also plagued by his conscience. I could never decide if he was truly evil, but he sure was interesting.

  • The first villian to come to mind would have to be Maleficient – her style was on point, and I really loved the live action movie with Angelina Jolie!

    • I’ve seen the movie with Angelina at least five times, and with all these mentions of Maleficent, I’m ready to watch it again. Anyone want to join me? I’ll make the popcorn!

  • LOKI!!!! I absolutely loved LOKI!!!! I mean he became good, I guess, but let’s be real, he IS the god of mischief. What more can you want? Also, don’t kill me but I just love him more than Thor. Whoops.

  • I don’t really have a favorite because I like to think that I can understand why they are so bad. Thank you for this chance 🙂

  • I think that one of my favorite villains is Rumplestiltskin in Once Upon A Time (The first 5 Seasons, because then he became too predictable). He was so manipulative, that he was almost a chaotic neutral, until he did something that was just off the charts bad.

  • I’ve always liked the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland! Don’t necessarily want to be her, but she’s fun to watch. (And I did love voice acting her lines while watching movies at home with my sibs. As a kid…obviously…*nervous laughter*) ^_^
    Queen Leavana from The Lunar Chronicles series had a pretty awesome wardrobe (and some beautiful illusions). Surprised no one’s mentioned her yet.

  • Thanks to everyone who joined in the hunt and entered my giveaway. Hope you all had fun. I know I did. I’ll be announcing the winners in the next few days, so check back to see if you’re on the list! 😀

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