Welcome to this shiny stop of the YA Scavenger Hunt!

New to the hunt? Check out the main YASH page (www.yash.rocks) for all the info.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the Blue Team, and then add them up.

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 8th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


I bet you’re here to see exclusive content and win fantabulous book prizes, am I right? Then let’s get started.  I’m your host, Tobie Easton, author of Emerge and Submerge (Books 1 and 2 in the Mer Chronicles) about Mermaids who live secretly on land.

Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she's never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu's seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he's gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there's a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it's for the best that he's dating that new girl, right?

That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she'll have to get closer to Clay. Lia's parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.

Looking for exclusive Submerge content? I’ve hidden it somewhere along the hunt on a Blue Team page!

Today, I’m SUPER excited to be hosting author Matt Phillion!

Matthew Phillion is a writer, actor, and film director based in Salem, Massachusetts and the author of the Indestructibles Young Adult superhero adventure series. Find out more about Matthew and the Indestructibles series here.

A war is brewing between Atlantis and the surface, and only Echo, skirting both worlds, can hope to stop it. Joined by her best friend Yuri, the wayward magician Barnabas, and Artem, the only son of the Amazons, she'll face were-sharks, sea monsters, and political intrigue on the way to preventing a war that could destroy both sides.

And now here's Matthew's exclusive YASH content!

Hello YASHers!

"Echo and the Sea" is a spinoff set in the same fictional universe as my Indestructibles series. Where the Indestructibles follows a team of young superheroes, "Echo and the Sea" is a seafaring adventure mixing mythology and magic as the protagonist, Echo, must step in to prevent a war between Atlantis and the surface.

Readers often ask for cartoon versions of the characters. Here are two pieces of concept art for Echo herself; one of her companion Artem, who is the son of an Amazon; one of another companion of Echo's, the magician and scoundrel, Barnabas Coy; and the last is of a "were-shark," which is one of the featured antagonists in the book. Enjoy!

Tobie here…"Echo and the Sea" sounds so good that I bet I could read it 22 times in a row!

And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books! To enter, you need to find my favorite number hiding in this post, then add up the favorite numbers of all the authors on the Blue Team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

But GUESS WHAT??  I’m also giving away a prize right here!
Win a signed copy of Emerge to read this fall!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!
Next up on the Blue Team is Ryan Dalton.

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