Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Summer Scavenger Hunt Check Point

Hello, happy summer time! May it be filled with lazy garden reading days and lots of adventures. This is the official Check Point post for the Alliance of Young Adult Authors Summer Scavenger Hunt. You will find your Special Key Word towards the end of this post. 

If you're here it's because you've already swept by my website www.katiemjohn.com and picked up this link - so you probably have a little bit of a taste about what I write - and you'll have noticed that I am a bit of a genre butterfly.

Well, I won't keep you long here, my friend, you have a lot of other check points to get through. If you're not sure what the heck all this Scavenger Hunt thing is about then you can find the original post HERE. 

WIN $25 AMAZON VOUCHER to spend on lots and lots of lovely YA Books. It's easy-pie, easy.

Head over to my special FB author and reader group, Fierce Wings (JOIN HERE) This is the group where I break all my author news, give behind the scenes #nofilter news, do special giveaways and offer ARC away before releases etc. I will select one person who has joined between 1st - 7th of June by randomly pulling their name out of my sunhat. You will be notified via the Facebook group page, so don't forget to flick the notifications to ALL so you don't miss the announcement.
and drop a join request.

CLAIM YOUR FREE COPY OF 'When Sorrows Come' at Instafreebie with this special Summer Scavenger Hunt link. 

Seventeen-year-old Ophelia is not only an artist, high-achiever and outcast, but she juggles her A-Levels and ambitions with being a young carer for her bi-polar mother. She is also in love with Malachi Stone: Mathematical Genius, Poet, Swimmer, and Narcissist.

Drawn together by their own self-destructive impulses and increasingly complex lives, they begin a consuming relationship of love and rejection.

"A poignant, heartbreaking tale of young people with old souls."

Before you go, don't forget to stuff your kindle by picking up your freebie books:

WITCHCRAFT (Book 1 of The Meadowsweet Chronicles) 

Ever since its earliest days, the small English village of Heargton has been steeped in the occult. Tales of witchcraft and paranormal activity have been part of the local folklore for generations. Some people blame the lay lines that intersect at the very centre of the village, others blame a terrible curse. 

700 years on, Heargton Village still holds dark secrets, and when one of the village girls falls victim to a terrible ritual killing, the old superstitions resurface. 

At the heart of these whispers are the Meadowsweet sisters. All beautiful, all charming, all eccentric, but it is the middle daughter, seventeen-year-old Fox, who captures the imagination of American newcomer Jeremiah Chase; a deviant New York playboy sent to live with his Aunt in the Chase ancestral home of Coldstone Hall. A place that has its own grisly history. 

A tale of witchcraft, demons and ghosts, blending traditional English folklore with the American Gothic.


THE FOREST OF ADVENTURES (Book 1 of The Knight Trilogy) 

****** An Amazon No.1 Best-selling Fairytale series ******

"5 Stars! An Awesome Young Adult Escapade!" The Kindle Book Review 

"Totally Captivating. A stunning series!" Amazon Review

Mina's life is nicely ordered, thank you very much. She has a clear handle or reality and a well plotted life plan. But when she finds herself unwillingly falling for the mysterious new boy at college, she discovers that sometimes destiny has a different design. 

With his seductive combination of mystery and handsome good looks, Blake proves an irresistible lure. And although being swept off of her feet by a knight on a white horse was not part of Mina's original plan, she finds herself increasingly enchanted by the world he inhabits. 

As terrible, heartbreaking events rock her daily world, Mina finds herself retreating deeper into a world she only thought existed in fairy-tales. But every fairy tale has its villain and on crossing paths with Morgan Le Fay, Mina realises that even in a fantasy world there is no guarantee of 'a happy ever after'. 

When you're deep in the woods, it's all too easy to get lost. 


Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to engage with me and my books. I really look forward to getting to know some more of you in the future, and I also hope that you love the worlds and characters I have created as much as I do.

Good luck with the rest of your treasure hunting. Here is a linked up list of all the other authors before and after me so you can carry on your hunt.

THE MAP (participating authors)

  1. Cindy Ray Hale
  2. Katherine Bogle
  3. Melle Amade
  4. David Kudler
  5. A.M. Yates
  6. Alethea Kontis
  7. Stevie Rae Causey
  8. Katlyn Duncan
  9. Debbie Manber Kupfer
  10. Meredith Rose
  11. N.M. Howell
  12. Lara Ann
  13. K.M. Robinson
  14. J.A. Culican
  15. Heather Karn
  16. Rob L. Slater
  17. Dylan Keefer
  18. Sarah K. Wilson
  19. L.J. Higgins
  20. Gina Marie Long
  21. Em Kazmierski
  22. Travis Hall
  23. Heather Young-Nichols
  24. Anna Santos
  25. J.L. Weil
  26. Jo Schneider
  27. Logan Keys
  28. Kristin D. Van Risseghem
  29. Martine Lewis
  30. Tara Benham
  31. Stacy Claflin
  32. Beth Hammond
  33. Erica Cope
  34. Nicole Zoltack
  35. Char Webster
  36. Sabrina Ramoth
  37. T.J. Muir
  38. Raquel Lyon
  39. Beth Rodgers
  40. S.L. Beaumont
  41. Eva Pohler
  42. Melanie McFarlane
  43. Cheryllynn Dyess
  44. Audrey Rich
  45. Amanda Zieba
  46. Sandie Will
  47. Elle Scott
  48. Robert Jones
  49. Ashley Maker
  50. Mandy Peterson
  51. Audrey Grey
  52. Chanda Stafford
  53. Amy McNulty
  54. Melinda Cordell
  55. Monica Leonelle
  56. Claire Luana
  57. Frost Kay
  58. Preeti C. Sharma
  59. Ginna Moran
  60. Mackenzie Flohr
  61. Lena Mae Hill
  62. Angel Leya
  63. Wendi Wilson
  64. Wendy Knight
  65. Samantha Britt
  66. Tamara Hart Heiner
  67. Norma Hinkens
  68. Patti Larsen
  69. Megan Crewe
  70. Jamie Thornton
  71. Jessie Renée
  72. T.A. Maclagan
  73. Lydia Sherrer
  74. Edward Cullen Sucks or K.T. Webb (alternate)
  75. P.D. Workman
  76. J.A. Armitage
  77. K.N. Lee
  78. Angela Fristoe
  79. Rhonda Sermon
  80. G.K. DeRosa
  81. Erin Richards
  82. Ali Winters
  83. Larissa C. Hardesty
  84. Kristine Tate
  85. Debra Kristi
  86. Keira Gillet or Bella Rose (alternate)
  87. Cortney Pearson
  88. Jeff Kohanek
  89. Kristal Shaff
  90. Rachel Morgan
  91. Arwen Paris or Emma Right (alternate)
  92. C.L. Cannon
  93. Joanne Macgregor
  94. Lindsey Loucks
  95. Farah Cook
  96. A.L. Knorr or Erin Hayes (alternate)
  97. Jesikah Sundin
  98. Dorothy Dreyer
  99. Danielle Annett
  100. C.J. Ethington
  101. L.C. Hibbett
  102. Madeline Dyer
  103. Katie John
  104. Nicole Schubert
  105. Rachel Medhurst
  106. Tee G Ayer
  107. May Freighter
  108. Gwynn White
  109. Jen Minkman
  110. J.L. Gillham
  111. Karen Tomlinson
  112. Kate Haye
  113. Megan Linski
  114. Martina Billings
  115. Jo Ho
  116. Imlovingbooks.com or Kellie Sheridan
  117. Inna Hardison
  118. Rachel Bateman
  119. Sally Henson
  120. J.L. Hendricks
  121. Bookfetti
  122. T.M. Franklin
  123. Raven Oak
  124. Stephany Wallace or Felisha Antonette (alternate)
  125. Jake Devlin
  126. S.F. Benson
  127. Laurie Treacy
  128. Emily Martha Sorensen
  129. Leia Stone
  130. T. Rae Mitchell
  131. J. Keller Ford
  132. Kat Stiles
  133. Jessica Hawke
  134. Elyse Reyes
  135. Sophie Davis
  136. Lindsay Mead or Bianca Scardoni (alternate)
  137. Jenetta Penner
  138. David R. Bernstein
  139. Olivia Wildenstein
  140. Derek Murphy


  1. Hi Katie! Should your scavenger hunt keyword have punctuation? Just checking because it ends up being a run-on sentence (unless I did something wrong for the other keywords).

  2. I was just about to ask that same question.

  3. Hmmm, I'm not sure. I was just given the word Forever - sorry, folks. I will go and see if I can find out a little more info and get back to you x

    1. Hi,
      Just wondered if there was any update on this yet? Since the deadline is tomorrow.