Kim briggs, author

YA Scavenger Hunt: THINK PINK

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!

Exciting news!! I'm on the PINK TEAM this year, and I have to say this team is the most supportive YA Scavenger Hunt Team I've ever been on! Take a look at the PINK TEAM authors!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! As I ready told you, I'm a part of the PINK TEAM-but there is also a red team, a gold team, a blue team, a purple team, and a green team for 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.

Fans will be allowed to participate in and enter the contests for all 6 teams if they wish or they can just pick one. They can only enter for each team once.

MORE EXCITING NEWS! We are also now featuring a bonus prize. We select a group of authors who have participated in the hunt many times and fans can add up their numbers as well to enter for a $50 Amazon gift card. The list of those authors will be included on the YASH ENTRY page.

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the PINK 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 SUNDAY, APRIL 8, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I'm hosting C.Lee McKenzie for the YA Scavenger Hunt! 

C. Lee McKenzie. She loves to write for young readers. She has four traditionally published young adult novels--Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative and Sudden Secrets.  Italia Gandolfo represents her in her future young adult books.

Find out more information by checking out C. Lee McKenzie's Official Website or find more about the C. Lee McKenzie's book here! 

Snag a copy of SUDDEN SECRETS!


One Mystery
Something’s strange about the abandoned house across the street—flashes of light late at night and small flickers of movement that only someone looking for them would see.

Everyone says the house is deserted, but Cleo is sure it isn’t, and she’s sure whoever is inside is watching her.

Another Secret
In one night, Belleza’s life changes forever. So famous, her only choice is to hide her secret from the world so she can silence small town bigotry.

Then Cleo happens.

This was a scene I considered for the last one in Sudden Secrets, but then I had second thoughts and deleted it. It seemed better to leave the characters on the verge of a new life with nothing settled, and this scene made it clear what each would do next. 

I’ve been praised and criticized for my decision. Some readers liked being left to wonder how the two women from Queensbury Circle and their nosey neighbor, Cleopatra Brown, would come to terms with the revelations from the past. Others wanted to know what happened after those sudden secrets weren’t secret anymore. 

Oh well, I made my decision and that’s that, except if you read the scene below, some of you know what I thought would happen.


When I opened the door, Belleza stood there, Claudia at her back. It was a shock to see them on my porch in the light of day. They looked like normal people, not the shadows I was so used to seeing from my window.

“We’re leaving, but wanted to say goodbye before we do.” Belleza pulled Claudia to stand at her side.

“Where are you going?” I hated to think that no one would be across the street anymore. I’d come to need them.

“New York.” Belleza said. “It’s time to tie up some loose ends that I left dangling so many years ago.”

“You’ll come back, right?” 

Finally Claudia pulled aside the heavy veil and looked at me. “No. We’ve decided we’ve outgrown Morgan Heights.” She smiled, her face crooked and the scar white and jagged from her eye to her jaw. After all these years it still looked painful.

“I’ll miss you,” I said, and before Belleza could stop me, I wrapped my arms around her. “Thank you again. I’ll always be grateful to you for bringing my dad home. And for taking good care of Nef. And for listening.”

She didn’t pull away, but held me tighter. “I’ll always be grateful for your bringing Claudia and me back into the world.”

She stepped away and looked into my eyes. “Have a beautiful life, Cleo.” She hurried away with Claudia, and I stood watching them leave Queensbury Circle forever. 
'cause I'm cool like that.



Starr Fall, Book One of the Starr Fall Series: On the run from the Organization, Starr never planned on falling in love.

When the Organization wants Starr as an assassin, she needs to escape the island and disappear. While in hiding she meets dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but their life is more entwined than either one realizes.

One Starr falls, and a killer rises!
Dive into Starr Fall!!  

Starr Lost, Book Two

One Starr lost, and a family found.

Starr Gone, Book Three
One Starr gone, and a team betrayed.

Avalanche, part of the Valentine Kisses Anthology, Adult

Lexi returns to the mountain she loves.

And Then He, Psychological Thriller, NA

A night of innocent flirting turns into a nightmare Tiffani can't escape.


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, E.M. FITCH.

And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, C. Lee McKenzie, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 15. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PINK TEAM and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

When you have more time, come back and visit me! Thanks for joining the hunt! 

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