YA Scavenger Hunt with Myra McEntire (Hourglass)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Welcome to Amber Argyle's stop in the Dec. 1st, 2011 YA Scavenger Hunt, hosted by the AMAZING Colleen Houck (Tiger's Curse)! I'm the author of Witch Song, a YA high fantasy where witches control nature (seasons, storms, winds) through singing, but all the witches have been captured by an evil witch who plots to use their power to bring mankind to its knees. Only Brusenna, a young, untrained witch stands between the evil witch and the world. (I've hidden the first chapter of book 2 on one of the blogs in the scavenger hunt--go find it!)

On this Hunt, there are tons of prizes. Each blog is giving away a prize, so take a couple hours and go enter them all. At the end, there's BIG grand prize (signed editions of books, signed bookmarks, jewelry, and many more exclusive gifts with at least one gift from EVERY AUTHOR!) for someone who unscrambles all the RED codewords hidden in each post and uses it to fill out this Puzzle Form in order to win said BIG grand prize (puzzle and instructions located at the bottom of this post).

I'm also giving away a signed copy of Witch Song. All you have to do is add Witch Song to your "To Read" list on Goodreads (if you don't have a Goodreads account, you can Tweet or Facebook) and let me know in the comments. How easy is that?

As part of the tour, I'm hosting the beautiful and talented Myra McEntire, author of Hourglass and Timepiece. Myra McEntire knows the words to every R and B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in the country music capital of America where her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated, she chose to channel her mad word skills into creating sultry Southern timeslip novels.

But if you catch her at a signing, she can probably be convinced to rap with you anyway.
Here's a little about Myra's amazing looking book, Hourlgass:  
 For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
Here's the cover for her second book in the series, Timepiece. Love it!

You can buy her books at IndieBound, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. I've even been told if you buy one you get a pony free (okay, not really).

AND Myra has been awesome enough to read an excerpt of her new book, Timepiece! Click here! (link goes live at 1 Pacific).

Here's the link for the next stop on your hunt: Gregg Olsen.
If you'd like to see my bonus feature (the never before seen 1st chapter of Witch Song 2) visit Cynthia Hand's blog as well! And don't forget to leave a comment here to win a copy of Witch Song.

Puzzle Rules:
As an extra bonus we’ve put together a puzzle with one keyword found on each website. Complete it and you will be eligible for a fantastic GRAND PRIZE which will include signed editions of books, signed bookmarks, jewelry, and many more exclusive gifts with at least one gift from EVERY AUTHOR!

Directions: Search for the 37 keywords—one on each Scavenger Hunt website—that are highlighted in RED. When you are finished, go here [link] to the puzzle form, where you will find a list of scrambled keywords. Put your keywords in the same order as the scrambled ones—from #1 - #37—and paste that list into the entry form.

Rules: To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed puzzle form before noon on Dec 4th Pacific Time. All the keywords must be included and you must include your full name and address. Entries sent in without name and address will not be considered! The contest is international.

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  1. Courtney said...:

    So excited about the scavenger hunt!

  1. This scavenger hunt is so much fun, lol.

    I definitely added Witch Song to my tbr shelf. Goodreads: Michelle (In Libris Veritas)

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! Loving the hunt so far!

    vi3ti3abe at gmail.com

  1. Thank you sooo much for taking part in the scavenger hunt!!! Super excited and having fun already!!

  1. Daisy said...:

    Thank so much for the giveaway! I added Witch Song to my TBR list a while ago, here's the link so you can check:


  1. Janelle said...:

    Add to my TBR list :)

  1. Witch Song sounds good! Added to my "To-Read" list on Goodreads! :)

  1. Yay! Just added WITCH SONG and can't wait to read TIMEPIECE!

  1. Celine said...:

    Your book sounds amazing! I added it to my TBR. (My profile if you want to check ^^)

    The hunt is so much fun!


  1. Sara H. said...:

    This scavenger hunt is quite intriguing so far, I love it!

  1. Joella said...:

    Scavenger hunt is lots of fun! Thanks for taking part in it!

  1. Having a blast with the scavanger hunt! ANd thanks so much for the giveaway!


  1. Alexa S. said...:

    I can't wait to read Witch Song! It's been added to my to-read list on Goodreads. :)

  1. chichi23 said...:

    i wish i had known about the last scavenger hunt now

  1. Witch Song is added to my Goodreads list! Which just keeps getting longer and longer... this scavenger hunt is NOT helping. I love the cover.

  1. Boo. I came here hoping to find some breadcrumbs about the Witch Song sequel. I saw you had mentioned earlier you were writing it.

    Meh...I'll check back later.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Added to goodreads::
    And Ill be talking about it on Paranormal Reads FB page :)

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  1. miki said...:

    thanks you for this giveaway, if it's open to international i would love to be entered

    i've added witch song to mt to be read list on goodread ( user miki)


  1. Courtney: Isn't this fun?

    Shadows: Thank you.

    Vivian: You're welcome.

    Tiffany: I'm having a blast.

    Daisy: I should give you two points for that. Maybe I will. *wink wink*

    Janelle: Thanks!

    Christina: Personal, I think it's epic. ;)

    Deserae: Wahoo!

    Celine: Thanks!

    Sara: Fun is right.

    Princess: You're welcome.

    Alexa: Yay!

    Chichi: Me too.

    Suki: Good thing for libraries (you can request they buy titles, just so you know).

    Mike: The whole first chapter is up; you just have to find it (which isn't hard, I promise).

    Tif: Thank you!

  1. Wow, this scavenger hunt is totally awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!


  1. Marthapao said...:

    Awesome scavenger hunt! I added WITCH SONG to my TBR list on goodreads under name Martha! Thanks!
    twitter: @marthapao

  1. Melody said...:

    Witch Song is on my to-read list! And I'm excited to see that a book I read (and loved) is one of the books/authors featured: Hourglass. I love YA novels!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I'm totally loving the scavenger hunt so far! What a great way to get new YA Authors out there. I've added some new books to my TBR list!

    Can't wait for Witch Song 2!


  1. Unknown said...:

    this is so much fun! loving it
    I added Witch Hunt to my TBR! Tess Watson

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Loving this scavenger hunt!

  1. hanbk said...:

    Loving this hunt so far #cant wait to hand this series to my shelf


  1. I just tweeted and facebooked it. I figured if I couldn't do it the right way I should put in twice the effort ;)

  1. Paige said...:

    This is an awesome hunt! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  1. OK so I read through this material more times than I want to admit to but is this a contest for a signed copy of witch song or a copy of witch song 2 (mentioned when you refer to YOUR spotlight) or are their two contests (besides the BIG contest- or is WS2 in the big contest?)
    Can I write any more confusing questions?

  1. Shelly: You enter here for Witch Song 1.
    You finish the puzzle to enter to win the BIG prize.

    I accidentally listed it as WS2, but I fixed it now. Thanks for the catch!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Already added to my "To Read" list :D

    Thanks a lot for participating in this!

    Alaiel Kreuz

  1. ulquigirl said...:

    Definitely added to my 'To-Read' list on Goodreads~
    ( http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/7093807?shelf=to-read )

  1. Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt and for the contest. I'm also adding this to my goodread to read list.

  1. Scavenger hunt is cool. As is the contests!

  1. anme said...:

    Thank you for the giveaway!


  1. Witch Song has been added to my Goodreads to-read list! Goodreads name: Jenna DeTrapani (Jenna D) howdymomma@yahoo.com

  1. Kelli said...:

    This scavenger is hunt is so much fun!!


  1. I'm loving the scavenger hunt!! It's fabulous and I've added Witch Song to my Goodreads list! I'm under Emma Lueckler and my e-mail is


    Thanks soo much for the awesome giveaway!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    i don't have a Goodreads but this book has been added to my to read list hanging on my wall :) what did you want us to do on facebook to still be entered?

  1. Thank you for the giveaway! I added Witch Song to my TBR list on Goodreads! Account Unabridged Bookshelf! Thank you so much!


  1. ShreShre said...:

    i added it to my to read list. so excited

  1. Rusa: just mention something about Witch Song with a link to my blog or a for sale link:

  1. Nikki said...:

    I love this scavenger hunt so much. Oh and I have added Witch Song to my TBR list. Can't wait to read it!!!

  1. I added Witch Song to my tbr list. Can't wait to read it! Christinepogon(at)gmail(dot)com.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    i posted a link to your blog and suggested all my friends read Witch Song :) thank you!

  1. Natalie said...:

    I added it to my to-read list on goodreads!

    <3 Natalie

  1. Awesome blog!! I love the blog thanks for being involved and doing this for all us!!!;))


  1. Great post! Witch Song is already added btw! :-)


  1. Orchid said...:

    This has been a lot of fun so far. =)

  1. JenniferK said...:

    Witch Song sounds great. Thank you so much!

  1. Kelly said...:

    I'm loving this scavenger hunt so far!!

    Kelly @ Radiant Shadows

  1. I added Witch Song to my Goodreads TBR list. Username: Aeicha

    This hunt is so much fun!
    :) Aeicha

  1. Suzanne said...:

    Thanks for doing this, it is awesome!

  1. Vivien said...:

    Thanks again!
    added to TBR

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  1. Unknown said...:

    I will deffently check out Witch Song, it's added to my Goodreads account

  1. ceencee said...:

    the scavenger hunt is so cool! Witch Song sounds insteresting, and I added it to my to-read list on goodreads. the list keeps getting longer, thanks to this scavenger hunt!

  1. Hackaroo said...:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  1. Yay, thanks!! :D I added WITCH SONG to my to-be-read list on Goodreads under Julianna Helms! :)

  1. Diana said...:

    I'd LOOOVE to win a copy of Witch Song!

  1. Janhvi said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I added Witchsong on Goodreads.

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  1. Katie said...:

    This scavenger hunt is awesome, and I'd love to win a copy of Witch Song!

  1. Samantha said...:

    Love the scavenger hunt!! Hope to win Witch Song, it was already on my to-read list :o)

  1. sara said...:

    Witch Song sounds amazing, added to my TBR shelf! Thanks for the giveaway

  1. Celine said...:

    Added your book to my To-Read shelf! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Goodreads name: Celine

  1. Jessirae said...:

    Ahh, I added Witch Song to my To-Read list on Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/xjessirae

    Thanks so much for your giveaway and for being a part of the scavenger hunt.

    P.S. Witch Song sounds like an amazing book. Hope to be able to read it soon. Don't know when since my TBR pile is ever growing. lol


  1. Thanks for the chance to win. I added Witch Song to my Goodreads to read list( Nicole Arellano)


  1. Mama Lee said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! LOVE this scavenger hunt!! Have a very blessed Christmas season!!

  1. Oh, just added Witch Song to my goodreads TBR list. The cover intrigues me for sure.

  1. jayjay said...:

    added on my tbr list :)


    thanks for the chance!

    fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com

  1. Baggins said...:

    Thanks for sharing, and for taking part in the Scavenger Hunt, it's been fun!


  1. Anonymous said...:

    This scavenger hunt is so awesome !!!! Would loved to read Witch Song <3 Thank you :)
    starlight023 AT hotmail DOT com

  1. Amy said...:

    Oooh! i hope I win

  1. I added it to my goodread to-read list, looks really good :)


  1. LisaILJ said...:

    The scavenger hunt is fun. I added the book to my goodreads list

    Goodreads account is under Lisa ILJ

    leyser73 at yahoo dot com

  1. noliea said...:

    i'm enjoying this scavenger hunt, i will be reading witsh song it looks interesting.

  1. Courtney said...:

    I added witch song to my to-read list on goodreads, which I was planning on doing already because I've heard a lot of great things about that book!! Sounds great! Goodreads name is Courtney!

    kcmelone at yahoo dot com

  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and being a part of the Scavenger Hunt! The series looks great :)
    Ashley A

  1. Amber said...:

    I've really been enjoying the scavenger hunt. It's definitely helped me pass some time at work! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your novel!

    Amber M

  1. mk said...:

    I would love to be entered if it's international!

    My Goodreads name is Martina Koleva and here's a link to my books(I hope it works...): http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4227600-martina-koleva?view=table&search[query]=witch+song

    bymyself.g at gmail dot com

  1. Sonya said...:

    Great contest!
    I added to you to my friends and your book to my to read :)


    Or my user name is sonyarussell@Yahoo.com on goodreads :)

    Thanks again and happy hunting to all!

  1. So excited for the scavenger hunt and this book sounds ace! It's at the top of my tbr pile :)

  1. Syren said...:

    This book looks like it will be really good.

  1. Added to it to my to read list on good reads. username teamedwardcullen2 Name Autumn

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!
    My profile name on goodreads is Ashley Vickers and my e-mail is avickers@una.edu.

    Thanks! :)

  1. I'm enjoying the scavenger hunt so far... i love the content and the good tid bits =)
    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

  1. Adriana C said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Was really fun the scavenger hunt!

  1. Witch Song is most definitely on my TBR! Thanks so much for participating and for the giveaway! :)

    dani AT refractedlightreviews DOT com

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Yay! I will be reading Witch Song either way though. It sounds intriguing!

  1. Z. Taco said...:

    Loving this scavenger hunt! Thanks for the giveaway. Witch Song has been on my Goodreads to-read list for a while. :)

  1. Thanks so much !! I have been wanting to read Witch Song! and this scavenger hunt is so much fun! I love reading each authors post ! :D

  1. ebaker said...:

    Thanks so much for the info on Hourglass and Timepiece! I've been wanting to read Hourglass!

  1. JAJohnson said...:

    This scavenger hunt rocks!!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really cannot wait to read Witch Song. The Scavenger Hunt is going great, just need one more word.


  1. Unknown said...:

    How was this not already on my TBR? Thank you so much!

    chloesumner1317 @ gmail . com

  1. I added Witch Song to my to-read list on goodreads, can't wait!


  1. Denise Z said...:

    Thank you for participating in this fun scavenger hunt:)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Added Witch Song on my to-read list on goodreads.com (although that list is growing by leaps and bounds, especially with this scavenger hunt!)


  1. Added Witch Song! I can't wait to read it! I seriously want to cry so many awesome authors and books. Christmas has come early for me!

  1. I add Witch Song to my To-Read list a while ago! It sounds like an awesome book!

  1. Keerin said...:

    Thank you so much for being part of the scavenger hunt! It's so much fun! I would love to read your book; and so I will! :)


  1. Miss Z said...:

    You're added to my Goodreads list! This is such an awesome thing for fans to be a part of :)


  1. Added Witch Song on goodreads. It sounds amazing!


  1. Nakoya said...:

    Just added Witch Song to my TBR list on Goodreads (Nakoya W). Thanks for the giveaway!
    alias.known.yo at gmail dot com

  1. Yay, thanks for this giveaway. Love the scavenger hunt! Sign me up for Witch Song too x


  1. Aijah said...:

    This scavenger hunt is major fun!! Thanks for the giveaway! Witch song is on my to be read goodreads list.


  1. magicseal said...:

    i love scavenger hunt. thanks for the giveaway, i really hope i win. your book sounds amazing

  1. I have added you To Read on Goodreads. Thank you for helping this happen! :)

    jb5428 @ gmail . com

  1. I have had Witch Song on my TBR shelf for a while now. I am really excited to read it. =)

    SteeleReviews AT gmail DOT com

  1. Nikki said...:

    I'm loving this scavenger hunt thus far!

  1. What a great giveaway! And such a fun contest!
    I added Witch Song to my TBR shelf on Goodreads (as Kim Bea).
    Thanks for the terrific contest!

  1. thx for the awesome giveaway! so cool!


  1. Lea Nolan said...:

    This is a very very cool scavenger hunt!

  1. BlackWolf said...:

    thanks for the giveaway

  1. Xtina said...:

    This book sounds so good! It's been on my Goodreads "to-read" shelf for a little while. I'm just waiting until winter break from college to read it!

  1. Sharli said...:

    I added Witch Song to my to read shelf on goodreads. Thank you for the giveaway and for participating in the hunt!

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

  1. I added it on goodreads! Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. I can't wait to read your book!

  1. Kate said...:

    I already had Witch Song marked tbr. Thanks for the giveaway!


  1. Added Witch Song to my Goodreads. Thanks!

  1. Witch Song has been on my TBR for a while! :) Thanks!!

    gabbicalabrese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  1. Witch Song has been on my TBR for a while! :) Thanks!!

    gabbicalabrese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  1. Thanks for the opportunity to win Witch Song. As I mentioned on Cynthia Hand's site, I think the cover art is beautiful!

    Oh ... Witch Song was, of course, added to my to-read list on Goodreads. I very much look forward to reading it. :)


  1. Looks like a great book! Just added it to my Goodreads :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Just added Witch Song to my to-read list (as Linda L). Thanks so much!

    Linda @ Most Important Letter

  1. caseylynn said...:

    added to my to-read shelf!!!! caseyminkin on goodreads

  1. Teril said...:

    Ohh this sounds like a fabulous nook! Looking it up now.

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