Welcome to My Stop on the Spring YA Scavenger Hunt!

YAY!!! It’s time again!!!

Gold Team!

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 120 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt.


There are seven contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM–but there is also a RED, BLUE, ORANGE, GREEN, PINK, & PURPLE team -each with 20 authors, and each with a chance to win a whole different set of books!

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.

In addition, many of us are offering our own additional giveaways! Like me! Be sure to enter mine before you leave!


Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number in gold. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the gold team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form 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 April 8, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

My Hunt Post!

Today I am excited to host Lee Ann Ward, and her novel Glimpses of Wilderness. I read her exclusive material, and I am hooked! Check it out once you enter my bonus giveaways!

About Lee Ann Ward:

Lee Ann is an award-winning fiction author with a background in journalism and mass communications. She is also the former Senior Editor of Champagne Books, a digital romance publisher. Her love of books started at the age of three, and she’s been addicted ever since. She’s published nine novels and has written several more. She is currently published with Evernight Teen, Inkspell, and Champagne Books. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, singing, baking designer cakes, bowling and dreaming. She’s married to Joe (who also happens to be her publicist) and they have 4 amazing sons and a granddaughter who is the love of their lives.

So, what does Lee Ann like to read? Anything YA. Anything. And, she is addicted to Game of Thrones and Outlander. The struggle is real…

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 About her book:

“No nightmares about my dad’s car crashing or my sister’s tiny face vanishing in a window of red. No, not anymore. Now when 
I sleep I fall into an expanse of frozen wilderness, the other life I’ve lived…

The one I’ve lived with him.”

Anna experiences vivid dreams from a past-life she lived in the 1800s with her husband Robert and their children in the wilderness of the Michigan Territory. Much like her own mother grieving the man and child she lost, Anna can’t simply let go of the memories that haunt her.

But when she runs into Robert in this lifetime, a whirlwind of their past lives—and deaths—rocks her modern world to the core. What will she be willing to risk to spend every lifetime with Robert? 

In the twists and turns of “repeating” their lives over and over through time, Anna must sacrifice everything for a glimpse of immortal love.

Stay tuned for Lee Ann’s bonus material, and the link to our next Gold Team YA author!

But first,

Here are my bonus giveaways!!!

Win a signed copy of MELT, Book One of my Rough Romance Trilogy!


Win a $10 Amazon Gift Card!


One thing more:

If you’re interested in receiving a complimentary review copy of Unpunished, Book Three of my Rough Romance Trilogy, please comment on this post or send me a message through my website.

Coming soon:

All the details about Unpunished, including the cover reveal!

Now, enjoy Lee Ann’s exclusive material,

the opening scene of Glimpses of Wilderness!

Drip. Drip.
If Mom were herself, she’d scream for me to turn the handle down tighter—stop the infernal torture of water collecting in the sink, one irrelevant drop at a time. But she’s not herself. She’s drunk. Again. Seventeen years later and she still misses them, can describe the smell of my sister’s hair like she’d just braided it for her yesterday. Earthy, like rain mingled with honeysuckle. And long, to her waist. My hair’s never been that long. Well, at least not in this lifetime.
Drip. Drip.
I can handle her talking about Paige—that was my sister’s name, Paige Marie Berkeley. But when she talks about my dad, the one who never held me, hugged me, or even loved me… How could he? He never even knew I existed. When it happened, my dad had just picked up my eight-year-old sister from ballet class and was on his way to a restaurant to meet Mom. She was going to tell them both about me, the three-month-happily-baking fetus in her belly, when the semi blindsided Dad’s Acura. Never knew what hit them. Mom was still in the restaurant when she got the call. It was a sushi restaurant. We never eat sushi.
Drip. DripThud.
She’s missed the couch, again…probably slumped near the coffee table. I twist the handle for the cold water so tight it pinches my palm and the drips fade away.
“There’s my girl,” Mom says when my feet are three inches from her face. “Be a sweetheart and help me to the couch.”
“How about your bed?” I ask. “It’s one in the morning.” When she doesn’t protest, I drape her limp arm around my neck and lead her to the hallway. A combo of sweat and pee assaults my nose, but I can’t move a hand to cover it or she’ll fall. She’s already fallen hard enough tonight, too hard for me to let go.
“You would have loved them, Anna,” she mutters.
“I know,” I say. It’s what I always say.
“My Michael was so handsome. Best looking guy in…well…anywhere.” She laughs and I turn my face from hers to avoid the breath that’s worse than her B.O. Then the laughter turns to sobs. “He was so funny too, Anna. And my Paige. Oh my beautiful Paige.”
When she’s finally in bed, I sit on the edge and roll her to the middle. “There you go, Mom. You’ll be okay.” Before I can stand, she sits up and cups my face.
“Why don’t you look like him? You’re supposed to look like him. Your sister looked exactly like him, hair so blonde—”
It was almost white I mouth with her, but don’t say it.
Mom’s eyes furiously scan my face like she’s looking for evidence, proof that I’m part of the perfect world that was once hers before I came along. Then she does the one thing that calms her every single time this plays out. She looks past my ashy brown hair and tanned skin and stares me dead in the eyes.
“Oh, my Michael. There he is…those green eyes.”
“A perfect match,” we say in unison, and she lies down to sleep it off.
I close her door, careful not to bang it on the loose hinges, and head to my own room again. I hate it when she does this, but blaming her for missing them would make me the biggest hypocrite on the planet. After all, I’m missing someone too.
And I haven’t seen him in over two hundred years.    

Love it!!!

And now, head on over to our next Gold Team author, Margot Harrison!



Comments (4)

  1. Gurlay Garcia

    Hi Selene,

    I would love to get a review copy of Unpunished. Please.


    1. Selene Castrovilla (Post author)

      Hi Gurlay,
      Please send me your e-mail and postal address through the contact form on this website, and it will go right through to my e-mail. Thanks, and have a great day!

  2. Emily madsen

    Hello,Selena I would love to receive a review copy of your romance trilogy.
    Thanks for offering so much

    1. Selene Castrovilla (Post author)

      Hi Emily,

      Great! Please send me your address through the contact section of this website, and it will go right through to my e-mail.
      Have a great day!


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