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Your secret word for the YA Summer Scavenger Hunt is here...

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for coming to my blog. Somewhere on this page you'll find the special word you'll need to complete the story for the YA Summer Scavenger Hunt.

If you don't know what this is or need a refresher or the full list of 140 author sites to visit, check out my previous blog here. I'm author number 115 on the list.

Just in case you need a reminder of what it is, 140 of my fellow YA authors and I have gotten together to sponsor a MASSIVE young adult scavenger hunt in June. This will be a fantastic chance for you to m​eet some new authors, grab some free books and sign up to win some truly epic prizes!

In addition to the $500 grand prize, each author will be giving away free books and/or cool stuff. We've got every YA category covered, from witches, mermaids, and genius dogs, to IMMORTAL beings like fallen angels. We have them all. Prepare for a summer of awesome reading by participating!


If you sign up to my mailing list, you will get a free copy of my YA mystery The Boy Next Door. To sign up, go here.

"If you witnessed something terrible, would you help?"

Kim isn't happy.

Torn from her beloved boyfriend Chris and the picturesque coastal village she grew up in, her family have relocated to the tough, inner-city neighborhood of Austin, Illinois due to an unfortunate turn of events.

It's the summer break before Kim starts college, but instead of spending it with Chris and their large group of friends, she finds herself isolated from everyone she knows and loves.

The day she starts to notice the strange boy next door, however, her life begins to change as she starts to worry about someone other than herself.

Can she unravel the many mysteries surrounding her new home before something terrible happens?

The Boy Next Door also contains a preview of my YA Sci-Fi Thriller, Wanted, the Chase Ryder series Book 1.

"To them, he was an experiment.

To her, he was family."

It's so easy to take things for granted. Take, for example, trees. Oaks provide shade and plenty of foliage to protect against sudden showers and prying eyes, but there was also the added bonus of load-bearing lower branches that someone nimble could scramble onto should trouble come calling... and you should know, trouble had me on speed-dial. Living on the streets wasn't a walk in the park, but it was still preferable to what I had to deal with at home, and after some eight months of being on my own, I'd gotten my routine down to a fine art when one day I stumbled upon this mangy dog being attacked. It wasn't a big deal to help him, but then he ended up saving my life which is when I realized there was something special about him: Muttface wasn't a normal dog - he was crazy intelligent. I'm talking Mensa levels. And he wasn’t an accident either, having recently escaped from a mysterious lab. We were just getting to know each other when things took a bloody turn. The vet, Sully, a troubled guy who had recently lost his wife to cancer, did what he could and I guess that would've been the end of our story if we hadn't been attacked by a gang of mercenaries who destroyed Sully's clinic and seemed intent on doing the same to us. So now here we were, the three of us. On the run across the country against a powerful enemy. Who were they and what did they want with us? Through the danger, terror, and pain, one thing was becoming clear to me: I had finally found the family I had always wanted and I would do anything to keep them safe - even if it meant risking my own life.


The scavenger hunt begins today (June 1st) all you have to do is visit each site listed in my previous blog and write down the special word to reconstruct the story.

You can enter any of the giveaways or offers on anybody’s site, or just grab the special word and move on.

And that's it! Fun, books, swag, and a big cash prize awaits!

Good hunting to all!

Jo x

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