Archive | August, 2012

YA Scavenger Hunt Winners

6 Aug

The YA Scavenger Hunt is over! Wow, thanks to so many of you for taking part! The main prize for the RED TEAM will be announced tomorrow, but I can now announce the winner of the extra book giveaway…

THE WINNER of an extra SIGNED copy of THE GLIMPSE is:

reading mind 

AUGUST 3, 2012 @ 4:54 PM [EDIT]

Already liked it!!! Lucia pannacc

CONGRATULATIONS! Please get in touch and let me know where I can send the book!

And thank you all for entering and leaving such lovely comments. Hope to see you on the next hunt!


The YA Scavenger Hunt begins!

1 Aug

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This event was first organized by author Colleen Houck and it’s a great to chance to win some awesome prizes!

During the 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 the big prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! (Don’t forget, you’ve only got until August 5th to enter.)

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–there is also a blue team. Each team gives you the chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed 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, plus rules go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.

Today, as part of the Scavenger Hunt, I am hosting Janet Gurtler 

RITA ® Finalist Janet Gurtler lives in Calgary Alberta, near the Canadian Rockies, with her husband and son and a chubby Chihuahua named Bruce. She does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says “”eh”” a lot.
Find out more information by checking out her author website or find more about her book here!

Janet’s book:


She never thought a kiss could kill…
Samantha didn’t mean to hurt anyone. She was just trying to fit in…and she wanted to make Zee a little jealous after he completely ditched her for a prettier girl. So she kissed Alex. And then he died—right in her arms.

Was she really the only person in the entire school who didn’t know about his peanut allergy? Or that eating a peanut better sandwich and then kissing him would be deadly? Overnight Sam turns into the school pariah and a media sensation explodes. Consumed with guilt, abandoned by her friends, and in jeopardy of losing her swimming scholarship, she’ll have to find a way to forgive herself before anyone else will.

Janet’s Exclusive Content:

Sorry! This material has now been taken down as the Scavenger Hunt is no longer running.

And don’t forget, to enter the contest you need to know that my chosen number is 37. 

Want another opportunity to win a signed copy of THE GLIMPSE?

As well as the Scavenger Hunt prize, I’m giving away an additional signed copy. All you have to do to be entered for a SECOND CHANCE to win The Glimpse is  ‘like’ my facebook page, and/or tweet about the giveaway:  (Tweets should be roughly along these lines: It’s the YA Scavenger Hunt and I want to win a copy of THE GLIMPSE! @clairemerle #YASH http://www.clairemerlebooks.wordpress.comThen leave a comment on my fb page or here to let me know what you did. (2 points for following the FB page and an extra point for tweeting about the giveaway with a link to my blog). The comp. is open internationally.  The winner will be randomly chosen and announced at the end of the Hunt. (If you already follow the fb page your entry will still be counted. Just let me know!)

And while you’re going through the hunt, don’t forget to keep a look out for my bonus material – a sneak peek at the blurb for the second and final book in THE GLIMPSE DUET! (Not available anywhere else!)

Continue the Hunt!

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out TRACY DEEBS!