Congratulations to the following winners of my personal giveaways.

1. FACEBOOK – Megan Rigdon

2. TWITTER – Rachel — @cutsofpaper


You have all been reply messaged but in case you miss it – please massage me directly at : http://www.jessicashirvington.com/contact/ with your address and book selection!

Welcome to the Spring 2014, YA Scavenger Hunt (#YASH)! This amazing 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! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest only runs for 72 hours beginning at noon PST on THURSDAY 3rd APRIL and ending at noon PST on SUNDAY 6th APRIL!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or both! I am a part of the RED TEAM –but there is also a BLUE team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you get stuck at any point and lose your way – don’t panic! Simply go to this page: YA Scavenger Hunt: Stuck? and you’ll see links to all the authors participating and can work from there.


Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number (in red!). Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue 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 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 April 6, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.





For the Spring 2014 Scavenger Hunt I am so excited to be hosting the very fabulous JERI SMITH-READY! Read on and find out some more about Jeri and her latest novel – THIS SIDE OF SALVATION.

Jeri Smith-Ready has been writing fiction since the night she had her first double espresso. A steady stream of caffeine has resulted in twelve published novels for teens and adults, including her latest, YA contemporary novel This Side of Salvation, which Booklist called a “smart, unpredictable, and well-rounded tale” in its starred review.



To find out more about Jeri and her books, you can visit her website:


And if you would like to buy the book, click here:




Everyone mourns differently. When his older brother was killed, David got angry. As in, fist-meets-someone-else’s-face furious. But his parents? They got religious. David’s still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there’s one thing he does know for sure: The closer he gets to new-girl Bailey, the better, brighter, happier, more he feels.

Then his parents start cutting all their worldly ties in to prepare for the Rush, the divine moment when the faithful will be whisked off to Heaven…and they want David to do the same. David’s torn. There’s a big difference between living in the moment and giving up his best friend, varsity baseball, and Bailey—especially Bailey—in hope of salvation.

But when he comes home late from prom, and late for the Rush, to find that his parents have vanished, David is in more trouble than he ever could have imagined….


Sounds absolutely amazing, right?!



My just-released YA contemporary novel, THIS SIDE OF SALVATION, takes place this time of year. So I decided to interview my main character, sixteen-year-old David Cooper,  as if it’s April 3 for him, too.

As luck would have it, he’s having a really bad week. Let’s visit him in his room.

JERI: Hey, David, how’s it going?

DAVID: (lying on his back, staring at the ceiling) Everything sucks. Thanks for asking.

JERI: Want to talk about it?

DAVID: (stews and sulks for a minute, turning a baseball over and over in his hands) It’s my parents. They believe in this thing called the Rush—which is just another word for the Rapture, when Jesus comes back to take his favorite people up to heaven. Except the Rush is supposed to happen on May 11 at three a.m.

JERI: (checks David’s desk calendar) Isn’t that prom night?

DAVID: It WAS prom night. Well, it still is for everyone else. But my parents asked me to give up my entire life—my girlfriend, my friends, baseball, even school—forty days before the Rush, so we can “prepare.” All because this preacher, Sophia Visser, told them to. You know what she calls this time? The Abandoning.

JERI: So you’ve had to abandon everything important to you.

DAVID: Almost everything. (sits up) See, my older brother, John, died in Afghanistan, and every since then, my dad’s been seriously messed up. He spoken in nothing but Bible verses for the last year.

JERI: I’m so sorry.

DAVID: (stands, paces) So I made a bargain with my parents: I’d go along with their little Abandoning project, but only if on May 12, after the Rush HASN’T happened, my dad will get professional help.

JERI: How do you know they’ll hold up their end of the bargain?

DAVID: I don’t know. But this is my only hope. It’d better work, because I don’t know if the damage I’ve done to my life can be fixed. I don’t know if my girlfriend, Bailey, will wait for me. I don’t know if college scouts will still want to give me a baseball scholarship. I don’t even know if I can finish calculus.

JERI: Hmmm. What if I let you have a tiny peek into your own future? Maybe 150 words from May 11?

DAVID: Whoa, really? You can do that?

JERI: I’m an author. I can do anything.

DAVID: That would be awesome! But wait—is it bad?

JERI: Some good, some bad. Don’t worry, it won’t change your actions, because after you see it, I’ll wave this, um… (picks up random Sharpie from David’s desk) magic wand! And you’ll forget what you’ve seen.

DAVID: That’s a little creepy, but okay.

JERI: You might want to sit down for this.

Then I showed David the first 75 words of THIS SIDE OF SALVATION’s first chapter:

If this were the last night of my life, I could be at peace with that.

That, and everything else, as I walk hand-in-hand with Bailey out of the pool house and back into the blare of the party. Her long hair brushes my elbow, stirring memories of reaching, fumbling in the dark, memories so fresh they feel more like dreams, not etched as events in my past, but posed as possibilities in my future.

DAVID: (leaps up) Wait—are you saying—whoa—Bailey and I get back together? And we—that part about fumbling in the dark—did we—do we…does that mean what I think it means?

JERI: (makes lip-zipping motion, then shows David the last 75 words of Chapter One):

Our parents’ bedroom door is a few inches ajar, but the room is dark. They should be up right now, yelling at us (Dad) and heaving sighs of disappointment (Mom).

I stop at the threshold, taking in the oppressive silence, then push the door open.

Lying in the king-size, four-poster bed, under rumpled maroon-and-gold covers, are two…things.

I tilt my head, as if that will change their shape and state and aspect:




DAVID: (stares, horrified) Um…

JERI: (waves magic forgetting wand)

DAVID: (blinks) Okay, so when do I get to read those 150 words?



Now I’m definitely intrigued! And of course, everyone needs a magical sharpie wand, so I’m glad Jeri had one on hand ;-)

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 12. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


My Personal Giveaway! There are THREE chances to win!

There will be THREE chances to win a signed copy of my latest book ONE PAST MIDNIGHT (ARC Edition) and either EMBRACE, ENTICE, EMBLAZE or ENDLESS – the choice of which book will be all yours!

Here is what you have to do:



Go to my Author Facebook Page by clicking here:


1. “like it” (if you’ve already liked the page in the past, go straight to step 2)

2. Leave a comment on the page – it can either be about the Scavenger Hunt – OR – it can be a comment about why you would like to win the books, or even about which book you will choose if you win!


1. Go to my Twitter page @JessShirvington and click “Follow”

2. Then leave this tweet:

ENTRY for @JessShirvington giveaway of ONE PAST MIDNIGHT & EMBRACE SERIES. Anyone can enter at www.jessicashirvington.com#YASH


For a final chance to win a signed copy of either ONE PAST MIDNIGHT, EMBRACE, ENTICE, EMBLAZE or ENDLESS; simply leave a comment in the comments section below on my blog about which book you would like to win and why.

Too easy, right! Winner will be randomly selected and messaged in response in the week following the Hunt!



Ready to go to the next author website on the Scavenger Hunt? Then head over to Cat Patrick’s site by:

Clicking HERE

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93 Responses to 2014 SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT!!

  1. Zoe-Maree White says:

    I would like to win a copy of One Past Midnight as I have read all the embrace books and love the way you write and can’t wait to read something else you’ve written :)

  2. Mary H says:

    I can’t wait to read This Side of Salvation. Thank you for sharing, Jeri, and thank you both for being part of this year’s YASH!

  3. Olivia says:

    Hmm…It’s hard to pick which book I would like. But I think it would be Emblaze, because I just finished Entice, and I absolutely must/have/need to know what happens next!

  4. Becky Wilson says:

    Thanks for hosting! I want to win Embrace, because it is already on my Goodreads want-to-read list (and now I’ve added all the others)! I just haven’t gotten to read it yet. It sounds amazing.

  5. Maud G says:

    Yay, thank you for an extra giveaway! I would love to win Entice, I have got Embrace lying next to me and hope to start it soon! :)

  6. Bridget Howard says:

    I follow you on twitter and Facebook already!!! I love your Embrace series it is so amazing and I already own all of those books and I have already pre-ordered the finally book as well. So I would love to win a copy of One Past Midnight just because I am a huge fan of your work and I can’t wait to read this!!!!

  7. Cassandra says:

    Embraced looks so good to read if i don’t win any copy’s I plan on going out and getting the book.

  8. Becca F says:

    I cannot wait to read One Past Midnight!! It sounds so good! I’ve read and absolutely loved your Embrace series!! Thanks

  9. Hannah M says:

    I Followed and liked and tweeted. I would like to win either One Past Midnight, or Entice as I have read and loved Embrace but haven’t been able to read any of your other books as they are not widely available in Wales. One Past Midnight sounds really good and I wish I could buy it here.

  10. Heather says:

    I have the first to books of the Embrace series signed from when you came to Austin Teen bookfest, so naturally I need more of those for a matching set. :)

  11. DanaSquare says:

    I would love to win Emblaze because I have read books 1 and 2! I need to know what happens next!

  12. Ashley A says:

    One Past Midnight just sounds amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on it! I’m so curious!

  13. Vivien says:

    I would love One Past Midnight. It sounds fabulous!!!

  14. Katherine Adams says:

    I would love to win your new book since I have devoured all the Violet Eden books that are currently available. Thanks for the giveaway

  15. Love the YASH! So exciting!! :)

  16. Hi! I’d love to win ONE PAST MIDNIGHT! It sounds so different and interesting! :)

  17. Danielle P says:

    I would like to win Endless because I don’t have that book yet!

  18. Petra says:

    I would choose ENDLESS because I’d love to end my collection of the series with a signed copy. I also tweeted and left a comment on your FB page :-)

  19. Rachelle says:

    I would probably want a hardcover of Emblaze or of Endless if you don’t have one of Emblaze. I know, very specific. But I’m one of those people whose books have to match. *sigh* It’s a burden, but it makes my shelves look so pretty. (Sorry for my ramblings.) ;)

  20. Myra White says:

    I would like to win a copy of One Past Midnight! I only have books 1–3 of your VEC so i do need to get the rest but One Past Midnight is just so new and shiny and amazing-sounding that I can’t really say no to it!

  21. bn100 says:

    Endless for the cover and to find out what happens in the story

  22. Katie says:

    Embrace because it is such a pretty cover and I need that book to start the series!!:) Thanks for participating in the hunt again this year!:)

  23. Destiny Carroll says:

    I would love to win one past midnight :) mostly because I’m going to read the others and don’t want to wait for your latest one to hit the shelves. I get impatient when it comes to reading lol.

  24. Arlene says:

    Thank you for the extra giveaway! I would choose Embrace because I haven’t read this series yet =]

  25. Rabiah says:

    I would love to win EMBRACE because, first off, THE COVER IS GORGEOUS and secondly, I’ve heard amazing things about your series :D Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  26. Lena C says:

    Thank you for the giveaway and YASH hosting!
    I would love One Past Midnight, it just sounds so, so good and I can’t wait to get to read it! :)
    My tweet: https://twitter.com/mijoongi/status/451961396587413504

  27. Ranae says:

    I would like to win Embrace.

  28. Litza says:

    Oh my goodness, One Past Midnight sounds so amazing! That would definitely be the one I’d want. I’m happy you got to host Jeri and her awesome interview! This Side of Salvation is such an incredible book!

    Thanks! :) (Oh! I follow on Twitter and I tweeted)

  29. Stephanie T says:

    Such a hard decision, I think I would pick ONE PAST MIDNIGHT

  30. smiling_ina says:

    I’d love to win Embrace!!! The covers are all so stunning!!! Love them!!! :)

  31. Merisha Abbott says:

    Chance 1- liked your page on facebook (Merisha Abbott)
    I’ve enjoyed the YASH because I get to find new authors and new books to read that haven’t heard of before. You are a new author I did get Embrace to read. Thank you for a chance to win one of your other books.
    Chance 2- following you on twitter under @MerishaAbbott
    Chance 3- I would have to say I would love to win either One Past Midnight or Entice. If I got Entice it would be the second book of the series since just got the Embrace. One Past Midnight is a new book and its the first. I would be going in order of series or single books that way won’t confuse myself, lol.

  32. Pauline says:

    Love the YASH! I would love to get Embrace and read the whole series!

  33. Jaime says:

    I’m super excited to read this series! It’s been on my to read for a bit – would love to win and get started!!

  34. Cindy H says:

    I would love to read One Past Midnight. It sounds intriguing!

  35. Dreams says:

    I would love to win Embrace, because I have been wanting to read this series for a long time, but I am having trouble finding it in my local book stores.


  36. Mary M says:

    Wow what an amazing giveaway! I would like to win One Past Midnight as I have read and enjoyed the Embrace series. I tweeted, followed and liked on facebook

  37. Rosario says:

    I would like to win a copy of One Past Midnight:)

  38. Yuliya says:

    I would like to win Embrace because i have not read it. Thank you for having this contest!

  39. Stacie C. says:

    I would love to win your new book One Past Midnight! It sounds so intriguing. Then again, if I win any of your books would be awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!

  40. Nicole M says:

    I’ve had Embrace on my to-read list since before it came out, but I’ve never gotten around to picking it up, so it would be awesome to win that one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Quin Hart says:

    One Past Midnight!!!!

  42. Raychelle Steele says:

    I would love to win One Past Midnight! It sounds so awesome! Thank you!

  43. Tiffany Webb says:

    I would love to win Embrace! :D thanks so much!

  44. Carie says:

    I would be SO excited to win One Past Midnight!! I’ve read the entire Violet Eden series and I absolutely LOVED (!!!) it :) I can’t wait to read more of your books!

  45. Kate C says:

    I followed, liked and tweeted! Thank you for this awesome giveaway! I would love to win Embrace as I have been meaning to start this series but I’ve never gotten round to it!

  46. Kat says:

    I want to win Once Past Midnight so that I can complete my Jessica Shirvington collection.

  47. Amber C says:

    I want One Past Midnight – the cover is awesome!

  48. Alexis Holpin says:

    I would most like to read Embrace because it looks good

  49. Cesya says:

    I’d choose Emblaze because I have the first two books in the series!

  50. Anna Gerlach says:

    I would love to win and read One Past Midnight. It just sounds so different and unique!

  51. Erin Rubnich says:

    Hmmmm If I had to pick. It would be Entice, guess its the beginning. And the first book got me hooked, and made me a huge fan. But “Endless”, wow. Don’t want to give out spoilers to people who haven’t read it. But trust me it was that good. :)

  52. Elizabeth Ervin says:

    One Past Midnight, as I’ve read all the others, lol

  53. Megan says:

    I would love to win entice because I just picked up embraced last month and I loved it, I really can’t wait to read the rest of the series now, thanks for the giveaway.

  54. Kassiah says:

    I’m not sure which book I would choose! I love them all :)

  55. January says:

    I would love Embrace! I’ve heard great things about it and I’ve been getting into YA books about angels lately. Thanks for the bonus giveaway! :)

  56. Honestly, I’d be happy to win any books because, well, BOOKS!!! <3

  57. I’m pretty sure I need Emblaze next on my shelf, but it could be Endless so I’d have to check my shelves if I actually win.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  58. MissBloodsucker™ says:

    Hellooo fellow Australian! ;D I would love to read Embrace! I’ve had it on my TBR on GR for a few months but haven’t had the time to try it out……plus books have the tendency to get covered up as more and more books join them in the TBR pile lol XDD Thanks for participating in YASH!!!

  59. Sharrice says:

    Wow those are some awesome books you’re giving away!!! I would love a chance to win One Past Midnight. I honestly love the cover and the book has been on my want list since I first saw it on goodreads so I would love to finally read it after so much time wanting it!

  60. Camilla Leonard says:

    I want to win Embrace because I’ve heard good things about it.

  61. Joanna W. says:

    One Past Midnight sounds awesome, but seeing as I love your angels & need to continue on with Violet’s story past Entice, I going to choose the next book, Emblaze. =D

  62. cassidy singleton says:

    I would love to win embrace as I really want to read this series! I read embrace while ago but it wasn’t my own copy of the book so I would like my own copy to start of the series!!

  63. Brianna C. says:

    I would want to win Embrace because I’ve been wanting to read it for a while now, and I’ve heard that it is really good! Besides, who doesn’t love a good love triangle and angels? :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. Grace Radford says:

    I’m really excited to read your new book, it sounds really good! And thank you for sharing Jeri’s exclusive content!

  65. Shelby von Wahl says:

    I’d love to win Embrace, i’ve read it and would love to own it :) thanks

  66. Rachel Spring says:

    I would LOVE to win one of your books! I would probably choose either Endless or One Past Midnight. Thanks for all of these amazing bonus giveaways! Fingers crossed! :)

  67. Megan D. says:

    I would like to win Embrace because I have not read the series yet! On Goodreads to read list! :) Thanks for sharing.

  68. Colette says:

    I would like to win One Past Midnight.

  69. Anubha says:

    I would choose EMBRACE because I really want to start this series :)

  70. Katherina Vo says:

    I would love to win Embrace to start reading the series!

  71. Cindy C. says:

    I would like to win One Past Midnight because it sounds very intriguing and awesome! :)

  72. Isabel says:

    Since I already have all the others, I’d go with One Past Midnight! I wish I could get all your books in the US! I love your books and thank you for the giveaway!

  73. Jessica Russell says:

    I would choose Entice because I haven’t read it yet.

  74. Amber H says:

    Its so great that you’ve taken part of YASH! I just love all the special content~~~
    I think I’d pick Embrace, the firs in your series because I’ve actualy already read it and I really really liked it~ Thanks for this opportunity!

  75. Christina T says:

    I would love to win a copy of Endless I have read all the others except for it and I would like to read it before the release of Empower here in the US.

  76. Thanks for the giveaway! I would probably choose One Past Midnight. It’s already on my TBR, and it’s gotten some excellent reviews already on GR. And I love parallel lives stories.

  77. Perla says:

    This is my first scavenger hunt and I think its amazing with all the special extras!!

  78. Perla says:

    I would want Embrace because I have not read the series but I have heard great things about the series so I’m looking forward to reading it.

  79. Luisa says:

    I would like to win Embrace because it is the first in the series and I always like the beginning of a story.

  80. shubhi singh says:

    Liked on fb-
    Shubhi Singh


    And if I could choose one of the books, I’d go for ‘One Past Midnight” :)

  81. Kayla DeGroote says:

    I’d love One Past Midnight! It sounds SO good, as do all your books of course ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

    I liked your page on Facebook as well!

  82. gabby amorelli says:

    Sadly I have not read any of your books but they are on my TBR list!
    So any book would do. :)

  83. Haily says:

    I would like to win Embrace because I’ve been intrigued by those books previously, and I think that’s the first one, but I’m unable to check as it’s 2 in the morning and I still have a ways to go on the YASH. Thank you for being awesome!

  84. Kellani says:

    I’d like to win any of your books, given that I haven’t had a chance to read any yet. :3

  85. Thanks for the extra giveaway for YASH! I’d like to get Embrace because I haven’t started the series yet *blushes*. I loved the post about This Side of Salvation! :D

  86. nishka says:

    Done chance 1 and 2 i think :P

  87. Katherina Barney says:

    Chance no. 3
    Thank you for being apart of YASH Jessica and Jeri! Jessica I love your Embrace series (although I’ve only been able to get my hands on the 1st two) and if I do win, I would love to get a copy of Emblaze. Thanks again!

  88. Bailey Orr says:

    Embrace sounds so good!

  89. Sven S says:

    I would like to win Entice because I need that book :D

  90. autumn Miller says:

    Chance number 1 and 3

    I would love to win Endless. I have read all the other books in the series expect Endless.

  91. Monica R says:

    If I were to win I would want Entice because I haven’t had the chance to read the sequel yet and I want to so bad! Thanks for hosting this giveaway and participating in YASH! :)

  92. Jimena Cuello says:

    Hi, i’ll like to win your book because their look so good and thei’re not in México.

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