Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are nine teams this year: RED, BLUE, GOLD, GREEN,O
I’m a member of the Green Team!
If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.
Janet Lee Carey grew up in the bay area under towering redwoods that whispered secrets in the wind. When she was a child she dreamed of becoming a mermaid (this never happened).She also dreamed of becoming a published writer (this did happen after many years of rejection). She is now an award-winning author of nine novels for children and teens. Her Wilde Island Chronicles are ALA Best Books for Young Adults. She won the 2005 Mark Twain Award and was finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Janet links each new book with a charitable organization empowering youth to read and reach out. She tours the U.S. and abroad spreading her love for story.
In the Time of Dragon Moon is a tale of Love Magic and Murder.
Uma and Jackrun both enter the story with questions about who they are and about where they belong. They cannot see themselves, but see as in a mirror darkly.
Uma’s Father is Euit. Her mother is English. Her father’s people and her mother’s people have warred with each other for hundreds of years. For Uma, this means she is at war with herself. She feels split down the middle. She does not accept her English side or her feminine side. She buries both.
When the English queen abducts her, takes her far away from her tribe and forces her to live at the Pendragon castle, Uma feels completely alone. Lost in a new culture she doesn’t like or care about, she’s forced to use her skills to heal the queen who is her enemy.
She does not know she’s about to meet the one who changes everything for her.
Jackrun is the firstborn with dragon, human and fairy blood. Called the Son of the Prophecy, the one long awaited by the fey folk and the dragons, Jackrun harbors dangerous power in his body, he’s driven by an internal dragon fire that he cannot control, by sudden bouts of rage, and by a shameful past he will not speak about with anyone, even Uma.
But as one with mixed heritage himself, Jackrun accepts Uma as both a female and a healer (something her Euit culture does not do). Jackrun values her Euit and her English sides. Unlike the lonely and broken vision of herself in a darkened mirror, Uma begins to see herself as a whole person in Jackrun’s eyes.
We are each other’s mirrors.
Jackrun sees Uma for who she truly is.
Uma sees Jackrun more clearly than he sees himself.
Jackrun’s love awakens Uma. But for Uma, as for each of us, the journey to self-acceptance is a long one. We are the ones who have to walk step by step toward freedom.
Uma and Jackrun are thrown together by dragons, magic and murder. Read IN THE TIME OF DRAGON MOON to see how these two work out their mixed heritages; how they come to define themselves and find a way to accept all the elements—Euit, English, dragon, and fairy—that make them who they are.
And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Janet, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 22. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the green team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!