Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Ahoy mateys!

Thank you for stopping by.  For those of you who have never taken part in one of these, this tri-annual event was first organized by the amazing Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors, and while at it, win some awesome prizes!

During the Hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, but you also get a clue for the Hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter to win TWENTY signed books, one book from each author on the Hunt on each team! 

I am a part of the YELLOW TEAM…

… but there is also a RED team and a BLUE team. You can enter all three contests–which has a total prize bucket of SIXTY signed books!

But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the Hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter all three!

For my BONUS MATERIAL I have posted the first 2 chapters of DREAMLESS below this post! But in order to access it you’ll have to find the password which is posted in one of the YELLOW TEAM sites.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Hidden within my post is a single letter that is YELLOW. Make a note of that letter!  It’s a part of a scrambled phrase. When you go to all the author sites of the YELLOW team, you’ll have all the letters you need to enter the contest.

Entry Form: Once you piece together all the clues to the hunt, make sure you fill out the form HERE to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the completed phrase 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 1st, at noon Pacific Time.

Entries sent without the correct puzzle code or without contact information will not be considered.

And now, let’s get on with the Hunt.

Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Lisa Nowak!

In addition to being a YA author, Lisa is a retired amateur stock car racer, an accomplished cat whisperer, and a professional smartass. She writes coming-of-age books about kids in hard luck situations who learn to appreciate their own value after finding mentors who love them for who they are.

Here’s the cover art for her second book, GETTING SIDEWAYS.

And here’s a brief summary of her new book DRIVEN (cover art coming soon), which will be available in May.

“16-year-old Jess DeLand believes in making her own luck. But if she were the type to waste time on wishes there’d be three things on her list. A mom who didn’t drink, a dad who hadn’t deserted her, and a job working on cars. Then Teri Sue Cline, one of the only female drivers at Eugene Speedway, loses her crew chief and asks Jess for help.

A loner by necessity, Jess can’t resist the pull of the racing world, where family is everything, and if you lack one, someone’s sure to take you into theirs. Someone like Kasey McCormick, a woman who owns a restoration shop and may hold the key to Jess’s automotive ambitions, or Cody Everett, a wisecracking teen racer who won’t take no for an answer. And then there’s Teri Sue’s little brother Rhett, who understands why you can’t stop loving your parents, even when they hurt you.

For the first time in years, Jess is surrounded by people who care. The question is, can a girl who keeps her personal life locked up tighter than Richard Petty’s racing secrets, let her guard down enough to risk friendship and her first romance?”

To find out more about Lisa check out her WEBSITE.  Or find more about Lisa’s books by clicking HERE!

And now for Lisa’s bonus feature, an excerpt of DRIVEN!

Here’s a note from Lisa.

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Driven is a companion book to Running Wide Open and Getting Sideways, which are currently available at all online retailers. Driven will be available in May. The following is a sneak preview.

Please sign up for my newsletter to be notified of publication: http://bit.ly/LisaNowakNewsletter

~~~

Driven

by Lisa Nowak

Set up: Jess is furious when Cody accidentally wrecks her friend Teri Sue’s car. She confronts him in the pits and finds it annoying that Teri Sue doesn’t seem upset about the incident. This scene takes place two days later.

When I got to Teri Sue’s after school on Monday, the gloomy overcast subduing my mood, she was already in the barn, knocking dents out of the Camaro’s fender with a sledgehammer.

“Hey, girl” she said. “I got that tie rod end and ball joint you wanted. They’re on the workbench. But how ’bout giving me a hand with this first?”

“Sure.” I rooted through the toolbox, came up with a body hammer and dolley, and got to work.

It didn’t surprise me when Teri Sue started in with a stream of friendly chatter, as if our arguments at the track had never happened. Nothing unpleasant seemed to stick in her head for long.

While we were finishing the fender, the throaty rumble of a big-engined car sounded from the driveway. A Ford Galaxie 500 with oxidized yellow paint pulled up outside the open barn doors. 1965. I know my Fords.

I was too busy admiring the enormous grill and dual headlights to notice who was behind the wheel. Then the driver’s door opened and Cody Everett stepped out, spoiling the picture.

What was he doing here?

Wearing faded jeans, black Converse high tops, and a T-shirt that read Outcast, he sauntered into the barn as if he were six feet tall instead of 5’6”. His dark bangs, which on Saturday had been flattened by his helmet, now arched over his forehead like the tail of a proud rooster. “Hey, Teri Sue,” he said, ducking his head in her direction.

“Cody!” She smiled so big you’d think he was a rock star, blessing us with his very presence.

He flashed a grin that rivaled one of his uncle’s, yet had its own distinctive bad boy edge. It didn’t impress me. I’d seen his type in action. They flirted with the homely girls to get their hopes up, and then laughed about it with their buddies behind their backs. Why did all the good looking ones have to be such arrogant jerks?

Maybe if we ignored him, he’d go away. I sank down beside the car to begin dismantling the steering linkage. That tie-rod end needed replacing, and it sure wasn’t going to replace itself.

“Looks like you’re getting her back together,” Cody said, nodding toward the Camaro. He leaned against the barn doorway, hands jammed in his pockets.

“Yep.” Teri Sue went on smiling. What was that all about? If she had any sense, she’d run him off with a tire iron.

I finished loosening the nut on the tie-rod end and dropped the wrench in the dust with a thud. “Teri Sue,” I said, trying to reel in her attention. “I need the pickle fork.”

“Sure thing.” She got it from the toolbox and slapped it into my outstretched hand.

“Thanks.” The word came out sharp, causing Teri Sue to raise an eyebrow. Well, what did she expect? There was work to be done. This was no time for chit-chatting with the competition. “So … you were running pretty good Saturday night,” Cody said, facing Teri Sue, but cutting a sideways a glance at me. “Yeah, until you slammed into her.” “Jess!” Teri Sue’s eyes flashed a warning. “Cody apologized for that.” “He wouldn’t have had to if he hadn’t done it to begin with.” And what was he looking at, anyway? “Well, as far as I’m concerned, that’s water under the bridge.” She beamed at him, and he granted her a lazy grin in return. Good Lord, if she got this friendly with a guy who spun her out, what was she going to do when someone stuffed her in the wall?

I wedged the pickle fork between the tie-rod end and center-link. The hammer felt dangerous in my hand as I slammed it against the end of the tool, popping the joint loose with a single blow.

“It’s nice to know you can channel your anger,” Cody said. I nailed him with a poisonous look. He might’ve kept the smirk off his lips, but I could see it in his eyes. For a moment, I let myself savor the idea of chucking the hammer at him. He raised an eyebrow at Teri Sue, and she shrugged. Great. One brief conversation in the pits, and now they were best buddies. I hoped this wasn’t heading where I thought it was heading. The last thing I needed was Teri Sue hooking up with him.

“So …” Cody said, rocking forward on his toes, impervious to the waves of loathing I was sending in his direction. “You guys wouldn’t happen to have a gear puller for a pitman arm, would you?”

He could not be serious. In what demented universe did he think we’d fall for such a feeble line? “Yeah, sure,” I said waving a hand toward the back of the barn, “It’s right over there by the welding equipment, just this side of the paint booth.”

“Jess!” Teri Sue gasped.

I ignored her and turned to face Cody head on. “I should think if anyone was going to have something like that, it would be your sponsor. This isn’t exactly a Winston Cup garage we’re running.” Too late, I realized it must sound like I was belittling Teri Sue’s shop. Fortunately, she was so exasperated she failed to notice.

“Why are ya givin’ him such a hard time?” she demanded, hands parked on her hips and feet planted wide. “If I’m not mad, why should you be?”

It struck me that I was being entirely too vocal. Raising a fuss would only draw out Cody’s visit. “Forget it.” I said, getting up to grab the new tie-rod end off the workbench.

Teri Sue sighed and shook her head. Grasping Cody by the wrist, she dragged him outside, where their conversation resumed in low tones peppered by occasional laughter.

Good. Now maybe I could get some work done. I tried to lose myself in the rhythm of replacing the part, but something kept compelling me to glance toward the doorway of the barn.

Whenever I did, I caught Cody grinning at me, his dark eyes taunting. What did he have to grin about? And why did he keep staring at me? I swiped at my cheek with the sleeve of my sweatshirt. Did I have grease on my face or something?

It was nearly dinnertime, and I’d single-handedly repaired the steering and removed the upper control arm, when Cody finally found it in himself to leave. Teri Sue stood in the doorway, waving as if he were a favorite relative departing after the holidays.

Once the Galaxie had growled away, she turned to face me. She didn’t have to say a word. The mile-wide smile made it clear what was going on.

“Next thing I know you’ll be going out with the guy,” I said, wiping my hands on a grease rag and throwing it at a box near the door.

“I dunno about that.”

“Oh, come on.” I cocked my chin, annoyed that she was so intent on playing the clueless role. “Couldn’t you tell he was blatantly flirting with you?”

Teri Sue laughed. “Wake up, Jess. It’s you he likes.”

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While you’re here, be sure and enter my contest to win a signed, advanced reader’s copy of my novel DREAMLESS, the second book in the Starcrossed Trilogy, as well as a signed copy of STARCROSSED!

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  1. Love at first sight? Unfortunately, I don’t really believe in it. It means that you mainly fall in love with what you SEE, but you should love what’s INSIDE ;)

  2. Haha no I don’t believe in love at first site, but that’s OK because even though true love takes time to get to know someone, it’s totally worth it!! :D Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!

    Lea @ LC’s Adventures in Libraryland

  3. Do I beleive in love @ first sight? A little.I beleive that it’s possible to find your soulmate but the chances of falling in love, the first time you meet someone…hmmm….very slight. But don’t get me wrong, love at first sight would be amazing, if it were real.

  4. Moirae the fates says:

    This is a tricky one. I think you can have infatuation at first sight. But on the same hand, I also think that you can have situation where you see someone and have this intense feeling that you are meant to be with that person.

  5. I don’t believe in love at first sight. Lust at first sight, sure, but I think love is something that needs to grow and build over time. I’m a cynic so my opinion doesn’t really matter…

  6. Not especially. I think it can happen, but I think ‘love at first sight’ is all about attraction, not necessarily love.

  7. Do I believe in love at first sight? I think I do. I mean, I fell in love with my fiancee the first moment I saw him and as the years went by, fell even more in love with him. Inside and out. He means everything to me.

  8. Danielle W says:

    Oh my goodness, Dreamless!!! I want it soo bad.. D:
    I have Starcrossed in my bookcase, I love it. Your awesome Josephine!
    Ahem, Now that’s out of my system, to the question!

    Love at First sight; I don’t really know, cause sometimes there is a spark when you first see/meet someone and you just know that you’ll get along. So yeah, I think that maybe I do because if that can happen with just friends, then why not a future romance?
    If that made any sense what-so-ever. :’)

  9. I am not sure if I believe in love at first sight. I generally enjoy it in a good book but I also think that the inside part is much much more important.

  10. I don’t really believe in love at first sight. When you see someone for the first time you are only seeing what is on the outside. True love means you love whats on the OUTSIDE AND INSIDE! :)

  11. Christina Kit. says:

    I do believe in love at first sight, but it has nothing to do with looks in my opinion. I think it has to do with intuition and a gut feeling that this person is right for you, that you have things in common and that you can really care for each other.

    I love the scavenger hunt!

    Thanks for the awesome prizes!

  12. Becky Louise Williams says:

    Eeeeeeepppp!! I can’t wait to read the two chapters!! :D

  13. Not love but definately a strong attraction

  14. Giada Gelmi says:

    Yes, I believe in the love at first sight. For me there are more different kind of love: some love start at the first sight and some with the time but all could last forever.

  15. Hmmm…love at first sight? I don’t think so. It’s more like you are attracted to someone instantly, but not love him or her.

  16. I believe that you can be vaery attracted to someone when you first see them but I think you have to know them to be in love with them :)

  17. I actually think you should know at least something about a person before you can fall in love with them. So no, I don’t believe in love at first sight.

    Thank yo ufor the cance to win!

  18. I do believe in first sight :) And I hope it will happen to me someday..

  19. Yes I do :-) I met my boyfriend at the restaurant we both worked in more than 8 years ago and for me it was love at first sight :D Something in him just drew me in and even if I kind of think that “love at first sight” is really just a crush in disguise it also has the potential to develop into something more. It did in my case ;D

  20. I don’t believe in love at first site… but never say never :D

  21. I’m not sure if I believe in LOVE at first sight, but I definitely believe in infatuation at first sight. :-)

    YAY scavenger hunt!

  22. Aimee Collier says:

    Do I believe in love at first sight you ask?. I don’t really know. I think so. I hope I do. Maybe it will happen to me one day. Who knows. :D

  23. Merisha Abbott says:

    I believe in love at first sight!!! :)

  24. Molly Frenzel says:

    I want to, real bad, but no I don’t believe in love at first sight.

  25. Love at first sight???, um no, not really, i think i believe in Infatuation at first sight but not love, because you’ve got to know the person, to really love them and love all of them. I do love the saying though, because it makes things very Romantic!

  26. No I don’t believe in love at first sight but I love when it happens in the books I’m reading. It makes things all complicated and interesting.

  27. Dani Nguyen says:

    I don’t really believe in love at first sight. I believe in attraction at first site or intrigue at first sight. Love isn’t that simple though. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. No, I don’t believe in love at first sight – I think we are too distracted by people’s appearence to look into their heart …

  29. I do believe in love at first sight, but that true love at first sight is very rare. <3

  30. lupe saldivar says:

    i don’t believe in love at first sight, but my boyfriend does, lol, i think love needs to be based more than just first sight. :) thanks for the contest!

  31. I do believe in love after first kiss. After our first kiss I knew: That’s it, I was looking for and I want to stay with him for the rest of my life.

  32. I really believe in LIKE at first sight. And LUST at first sight, too, but I think LOVE comes a little later.

  33. Raychelle says:

    I don’t really believe in love at first sight, but I do believe in instant attraction. I believe that love develops over time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. I do believe in first sight but as it was already said i
    think it’s more intuition than looks.
    When the chemistry is right and the ” sparks” fly
    and you think “maybe…”
    If it happens at all of course.

  35. Here’s to hoping that I actually win Starcrossed this time around. :)

  36. (Let me try that again)

    Here’s to hoping that I actually win Starcrossed this time around.

    As for the topic, nah, I don’t believe in love at first sight. Infatuation, maybe :)

  37. Unfortunately I don’t believe in love at first sight. It’s a nice idea though. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  38. I think The Princess Bride says it the best, “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”

    So yes, if Westley and Buttercup can find true love, it has to exist!

  39. I believe in interest-at-first-sight that can lead to love.

  40. Kristen Harmon says:

    Thanks for this great giveaway – really really hope I win!

    I believe in connection at first sight, but not real true love at first sight. Does that even make sense? Probably not. :)

  41. I do not believe in love at first site but I do believe in very strong pheromones that create an attraction that could turn into love!

    thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Do I believe in love at first sight…Hmm, good questions. Since it hasn’t happened to me, and I’m the type of girl who wont believe it till she sees it, I have to say, I dont know! But I guess it’s possible..

  43. Kiki Ferreira says:

    I don’t really believe in love at first sight. So much could be interpreted by just the sight of someone that could be really wrong. I think in order to fall in love with someone you need to get to know them and see who they truely are.

  44. Love at first sight? Nah. But Love at First Meeting – totally!

  45. Christella S. says:

    Definitely. I can’t rule out the possibility of falling in love at first sight, but I do know that it takes effort and commitment and friendship to make a relationship work.

  46. Kaylee V says:

    Love the YASH! First time, but this is so much fun!

  47. Yes, love at first sight

  48. Hmmm…I don’t know if I do or not. I definitely believe in attraction at first sight, but love? I don’t think I do.

  49. No, I do not believe in love at first sight. If love is based on looks, then you can’t really know the person and you will forever be clouded by a perfect image in your mind, only to be further disappointed when/if the relationship doesn’t work out.

  50. Hannah McCormick says:

    I don’t belive in Love at first sight, but I do belive in look at first meeting. You have to know someone to love them.

  51. I’ve heard some stories of people who saw their future spouse for the first time and knew they would marry them, so I guess I believe it can happen, just not with everyone! :D But the whole “love” part probably comes later, like during the relationship. So maybe not?

  52. Alessandra Garau says:

    Yes I believe in love at first sight—:-)

  53. No. I believe in like and attraction at first sight but not love. That is something that comes later, when you know each other.

  54. Megan Blackwell says:

    i definitely do, i can’t really explain why though.

  55. Hi!,
    thanks you for this international giveaway
    i don’t think you can fall in love at first sigh but you can feel an attraction and a pull but love takes time

    all the best

  56. Yes, I do believe in love at first sight, and chemistry and high attraction but I believe in taking a closer look as well.

  57. No. Major crush and intense attraction at first sight maybe but love at first sight? That’s really doubtful. :)

  58. I do believe in love at first sight. I think it’s very rare, but I do believe that it exists for some people. Some LUCKY people.

    -Rachel

  59. Absolutely! Though perhaps not exclusively. I know mine wasn’t.

  60. I believe you can fall into deep infatuation with someone at first sight and then as you get to know them, you fall in love.

  61. Love at first sight? I don’t believe it exists.

    *is tackled by love at first sight*

    Sorry, I can never resist a Princess Bride joke. :-P I do believe in love at first sight, actually. I think you can fall in love with someone the first time you see them, but for it to develop into real, lasting love you have to nurture it. (And you have to be willing to see the real person, and not an idealized version in your head.)

  62. Yes, I do believe in love at first sight. But for me it’s more like a ‘little’ love at first sight, like be in love at the beginning of a relationship. Real love needs to grow with time, I think.

  63. veronica says:

    love at first time: if it is natural, then it’s epic.

  64. Tiffany Sill says:

    I Kind Of Believe In It… If That Makes Sense. Love At First Sight Is Like Falling In Love With A First Impression.

  65. Cassie F. says:

    No, I don’t believe in love at first sight. Lust at first sight? Yes. And there can definitely be an ‘attraction’ to a person’s character and how they present themselves…but love is far more complicated and cannot be achieved with just one glance. At least, so I believe. :D Thanks for this giveaway!

  66. Michelle says:

    No, I don’t believe in love at first sight. You don’t fall in love with someone’s looks, you fall for someone’s personality.

  67. linda foster says:

    I do not believe in love at first sight, attraction yes, love no.

  68. I believe in love at first sight…because I’m a romantic.

  69. No I don’t believe in love at first sight.

  70. I do believe in love at first sight

  71. Katherina Barney says:

    Love at first sight? To answer that question one must answer another: what is love? more importantly, what does (true) love feel like?? Unfortunately I don’t know that answer to those questions; and I haven’t seen love at first sight happen to anyone I know (nor has it occurred to me ): ). So, with all the cards layed on the table, I’m going to have to say that it doesn’t exist.

  72. I don’t really believe at love at frist sight. A strogn attraction, yes, but love no. :)

  73. Tessa Wen says:

    I believe in love at first sight…only a little. I think love is something you have to earn and love at first sight..well it’s really rarely, isn’t it?;)

  74. i do believe in love at first sight! i don’t think that it happens for everyone, but i do think it exists!

  75. No. I believe in like at first sight. Or lust at first sight. But to love someone, I truly believe that you have to know them.

  76. I fell for my boyfriend the first time I saw him over 5 years ago. We’re still happily together. I think that explains my opinion on the topic. lol

  77. i want to believe in love at first sight, i really do, but i think it’s what’s on the inside which makes us fall in love with someone not what we look like. i think you can be attracted to someone at first sure but you have to get to know them to know what they’re like inside and if you truely love them! Not sure if that makes sense or if i’ve just rambled sorry! :)

  78. Natasha Y. says:

    I don’t think I do believe in love at first sight. I’ll let you know if I change my mind in the future though. (;

  79. Vivian M says:

    Attraction, but not love. I think love kinda grows over time. Not that I have experienced it…

  80. Not really. I love to read about it though!!

  81. I can’t really say if I do or don’t believe in love at first sight. It’s never happened to me before but I’d like to think that it’s possible :)

  82. christyna says:

    I love the scavenger hunt! It’s my first.

    Thanks for the awesome prizes!

  83. Of course! Me and my husband are the leaving proof

  84. i think instant attraction is often mistaken for love but still I believe in love at first sight
    and if it didn’t exist we wouldn’t have all those great romance novels that would be a shame :D

  85. Not love at first sight, maybe lust at first sight

  86. I don’t really believe in love at first sight either. Maybe you feel a strong attraction to someone, but love? I think you have to know a person better to really love him.

  87. Maddison says:

    Love at first sight. A perplexing topic to say the least. Do i believe? Ummm yes i think i do. Love at first sight seems like a mythical and unreachable thing but if you think about it if your marrried or have a boyfriend or even a life partner the first time you saw them you had a deep gut feeling that this person could be ‘the one’! Im young and i really dont even know if im right saying that but i hope that i am i mean with all the movies and books that i’ve read they have to be modeled after something, right? so why couldnt that be reality. So love at first sight i believe in it and i hope that one day it finds me!! :D

  88. Love at first sight? No, unfortunately :b

  89. I believe in love at first sight to a degree. I think that there has to be some kind of initial spark between two people, but that real love comes with time. I love the idea of it though! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  90. Maddison says:

    Love at first sight… A perplexing thought to say the least. Do i believe? Ummm, i think so! I mean if you think about it if you are married, have a boyfriend/girlfriend, or even a life partner you had to of had the initial gut feeling that told you this person could be ‘the one’! I am young and i dont really know if im right in saying that but from all the movies and books that i have read they have to be modeled after something, right? So why not reality. So love at first sight. I believe it and i hope that one day it finds me!! :D

    • Maddison says:

      i might in fact be dumb….. accidently reposted it my computer froze..thought it didnt go through the first time!! Thats embarassing.. :/

  91. Katherine says:

    LOVED LOVED STARCROSSED. Since it seems everyone is talking about love at first sight, I guess I’ll leave my opinion on the subject. I think it’s possible in a way because we feel safe around this person we are first seeing. We want to be closer to them. Of course in some cases that’s not always a great thing to want from a complete stranger you see across the room. Anyways… CANT WAIT TO READ DREAMLESS. And I hope I get a copy of Starcrossed and Dreamless signed by yourself Josephine:D

  92. Caroline says:

    I think it’s more “attraction” at first sight than “love”

  93. Love at first sight is something hoped for, and very rare. I wish It would be able to happen to more people, but it’s not always the case.

  94. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the Scavenger Hunt and for doing this giveaway :) I would like to believe that there is Love at First Sight…unfortunately I haven’t experienced it to know if it’s real or not LOL

  95. Sara Slattery says:

    Yes I do believe in love at first sight because that is what happened for my hubby and I. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  96. Kelli Spear says:

    I believe in lust and crush at first site. Not too sure about love!

  97. Nope, I’m not a love at first sight person. Getting to know someone and having your feelings grow is half the fun!

  98. MaryAngelica Rivodo says:

    I definently do believe in love at First sight. There are things in this world that happen that are called “miracles” and I believe that love at first sight is one of them. I don’t just think that it’s something that only happens in movies or Fairytales or books. I believe it’s a miracle that some people are lucky enough to experience. :)

    Thank you For Another awesome giveaway!!

  99. Kimberly says:

    I don’t really believe in love at first site, but I love the idea of it! XD

  100. Hmmm… love at first sight? I believe you have a gut instinct that tells you when someone is right for you: some kind of attraction or chemistry, and that it can EVENTUALLY lead to love. But insta-love? Doubtful lol.

  101. Amanda G. says:

    I do not believe in love at FIRST site! I believe there is more to love than just looks! Definitely, believe in lust at first site, though ;)

  102. I’m not sure that I believe in love at first sight but I think there can be attraction that leads to love.

  103. Veronica W. says:

    I believe in “interest at first sight” ;)

  104. Anam Khan says:

    I dont really believe in love at first sight its more of a crush…

  105. I think so! Call me a hopeless romantic, but I feel like some people do find their true love at first sight. It might not happen for every single person, but I think it is true in some (lucky) cases.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  106. Shelby S. says:

    Love at first sight? Yes and no. Yes because I believe you can be instantly attracted to someone, maybe feel things you haven’t felt before. But then again no because I don’t think you can truly love somebody if you don’t know anything about them. It’s looks that catch your eyes but personality that catches your heart.

  107. Christina says:

    No I don’t believe in love at first site you have to get to know a person first, the eyes are the window to the soul

  108. No, not love at first sight…but definitely strong attraction that can lead to love.

  109. I totally believe in love at first sight… <3

  110. Wow! Everyone is so practical! Good thing i agree! haha! Attraction, connection at first sight…yes. Love at first sight…only happened with my kids

  111. Catherine says:

    I definitely do NOT believe in love at first sight :P

  112. I do believe in Love at first sight.. But I also think it’s rare.. And that Lust at first sight is more common!

  113. It would be depend…Logically no I do not believe in love at first sight, but there is always hope for it. I do not believe you can judge how the person is without a deeper connection. Just because you are attracted to someone physically does not mean they will be attractive where it counts.

  114. Sadly, no I don’t believe in love at first sight because you don’t really know the person…you just like how they look. However, I would like to believe that over time you will fall in love with him/her.

  115. No I dont unfortunately

  116. I don’t believe in love at first sight. I believe in LIKE at first sight, or lust at first sight. To love someone you have to know more about them than just what they look like.

    Jessica @ The Midnight Bookworm

  117. Love the giveaway and the hunt!

    And no. There will be attraction or a magnetic pull maybe. But for love, you have to know the person: the things they show, AND the things they hide. I mean, love at first sight is never real love. Its just like or a crush.

  118. Julianne M says:

    I believe in 2 people having a really strong connection-type-thing at first sight, but I wouldn’t call it love because it’s based on what you see and love takes time and you have to get to know the person.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I can’t wait for Dreamless to come out, but getting an ARC would be even better!!!

  119. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    Yes I believe in love at first sight. I believe there is someone out there for everyone. Everyone has a soul mate. Tore923@aol.com

  120. In some instances, yes, I definitely believe in love at first sight. :)

  121. DeeDee Griffin says:

    I don’t really believe in love at first sight, but I do love to read about it!

  122. BLAKE HAYSEL says:

    DO I BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT? HONESTLY, I DON’T KNOW. HOWEVER, I DO BELIEVE ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE SO I GET THERE’S A POSSIBILITY THAT LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT CAN ACTUALLY HAPPEN.

  123. I believe in LUST at first sight. But i think people confuse it with love. :D

  124. Agustina says:

    This depends of the person, so I think it’s true, but I think it is not for me :) I preffer know the person, because if you don’t know it, how you can say you love him/her? But I believe in that but it’s not for me :)
    Greetings from Argentina! :)

  125. Phallene Tek says:

    Do I beleive in love @ first sight? Completely!!! I believe that the embers can be ignited and it can just grow stronger from there.

  126. Veray Carter says:

    Sure I do!

  127. I don’t believe in love at first sight…not in the real world anyway. I love it, if done correctly and believably in books though. They are all about escaping to a different place!

  128. Mona Anjoom says:

    I believe in having a connection at first sight rather than love since the latter is a complex emotion. I believe that love stems from a “first sighting” but it takes time for it to develop.

  129. Samantha Wright says:

    Yeah, I guess I believe in love at first sight… Its never happened to me (yet) but its happened to other people I know!

  130. Not at first sight…but I do believe that you could within those first few hours.

  131. No, I don’t. Love takes time to develope. Not a day or an hour or even a minute to happen. That’s just insane.

  132. Montana G. says:

    I also believe in lust at first sight. There is a difference between lust and love. You can’t fall in love with a person you don’t even know.

  133. Ashley C. says:

    I agree with Montana G. Lust at first sight, yes. Love at first sight, no.

  134. I believe in lust at first sight, but not love at first sight. I think you fall in love with someone whilst you get to know them. Lust at first sight is confused with love, but it’s really just fancying someone for what they look like. That’s my perception anyway :/

  135. I don’t really believe in love at first sight. It takes time for feelings to develop.

  136. Yes and no. I don’t believe you can fall in love with someone at first sight but I think you can feel like you will love them eventually. Like it’s inevitable. Awesome giveaway by the way I want Dreamless so bad :)

  137. Danielle G. says:

    I wish it was, but I don’t believe in love at first sight, because, as many above me have said, you really have to get to know them first.

  138. Do I believe in love at first sight…such a difficult question to answer. I wanna believe. I think it totally happens to people, but I’ve never experienced it myself and typically those that I find attractive at first sight do not equal the kind of person I can develop more with. At least not the ones I’ve actually had conversations with.

  139. Josie,
    I feel I’m always posting on your blog lol. thanks for particapting in the hunt I really want to win the yellow prize :-) as for do i believe in love at 1st sight… i believe in lust/connection at 1st sight. 1st impression mean alot.
    thanks again!!

  140. I love this series so much and can’t wait for Dreamless! Thanks for giving us such engrossing characters Josie. <3

  141. Caroline Barnett says:

    hopeless romantic here:

    I believe in love at first sight if you learn to see beyond the faces.

    Cheesy I know but one day I hope it happens. For now i’m still looking. :)

  142. Love at first sight? NO. :D

  143. Kristen S says:

    Nope, I don’t really believe in it. I think there is just so much more to people than what meets the eye!:D

  144. I don’t believe in love at first sight. I believe in lust at first sight lol, and I believe in making a strong, lasting impression. But not love :)

  145. Alyssa Adamsen says:

    I believe in attraction at first sight but not full blown love

  146. Hmm I don’t really believe in love at first sight. I like the idea of it and I love reading it in stories but I don’t think it happens in real life.

  147. Love your covers!

    • …and, yes, I loved them at first sight. :)

      Other than that… no, I don’t believe in love at first sight. True love requires sacrifice which requires time.

  148. Megan Trotter says:

    Not love at first sight, but maybe “awesome chemistry at first sight.” lol.

  149. Oh my goodness, thanks for the giveaway. I read the first two chapters and i want the rest of the story!

  150. Thanks so much for the extra giveaway!! I absolutely loved Starcrossed, and I can’t wait to read Dreamless; it’d be so much better to have a signed ARC, of course!! =) I don’t believe in love at first sight, but I do believe in fate, and the idea that sometimes we meet someone that we just instinctively know was meant to be in our lives. Sappy, but that’s why I love these YA romances!! LOL
    erindunbar09@gmail.com

  151. Yes, I do believe in love at first sight! But it takes looks to attract but brains for them to stay!

  152. I actually do believe in love at first sight. :)

  153. I think it could happen.

  154. Not love at first sight, no. Lust, maybe.

  155. Stephanie says:

    yes i do :) but i think it starts with something else first until they both realise its love :L just like in books :)

  156. Jamie Larson says:

    Do I believe in love at first sight? I believe in lust at first sight, or obsession at first sight, both of which I think could lead to love. Both of which I think are a form of love. So I guess I do believe in love at first sight.

  157. I honestly don’t know.

  158. I believe people knew each other before we came here so I think you could recognize someone you loved before at first sight so yes I believe in love at first sight.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

  159. I believe in lust at first sight but not love.

  160. Vanesa Rivodo says:

    Yes I do believe in love at first sight :)

  161. Joanna W. says:

    I love the idea of love at first sight, however that’s just wishful thinking. I don’t believe it really exist. One might fall in love eventually, but I think it’s mostly infatuation in the beginning.

  162. Hmm I definitely believe in “like” at first sight… then when you’re old and married, you can say it was love. haha :)

  163. I want very very much to believe in it, but there’s a tiny part of me that just can’t. So, Almost!

  164. Lexie@BookBug says:

    No I believe it’s “lust” at first sight. True love comes after years of growing together.

  165. Jessica S. says:

    Love at first sight? No. Lust, maybe, but not love. You can’t judge a book by its cover, right? You have to take the time to get to know someone and learn about all of their flaws and accept them for who they are. That is love :)

  166. Laurel Landau says:

    I don’t believe in love at first sight, but I do believe in infatuation at first sight, which can easily turn into deep, enduring love. Yes, I’m still a romantic, but I try to be realistic. But I still love reading about love at first sight. :)

  167. Daniela Hinojos says:

    I think that part of me believes in it, because you never know what life has prepared for you, so im open to it.. :D..im a romantic!

  168. No I don’t believe in love at first sight, it’s a lovely idea but I just don’t think it’s possible to love someone just by looking at them. I believe in lust at first sight and then the lust turning into love once you get to know them. :)

  169. Danielle Pelot says:

    I believe in love at first sight. I mean it makes me happy and excited to know that it could possible happen to me. :) I believe in it.

  170. I use to believe in love at first sight but now its hard to believe with everybody cheating and stuff..it’s sad..I always wanted to believe that falling in love and love at first sight was real but now it does just seem like fairy tales.. But I’m open to love and I want to believe that deep down there is such a thing as true love :)

  171. Maritza Robinson says:

    I am not sure. I guess I do want to believe in it. Hopefully it will happen one day to me. :) Thanks for giveaway!

  172. Love at first sight…..Seeing as I am a hopeless romantic i Would have to say so, seeing as that was how I met my current boyfriend for 2 year :), I first saw him at a concert that a friend taken me too and since they were friends it was even better!!!

  173. Catherine S. says:

    Yes, actually! I do believe in love at first sight. It’s a destiny/fate thing! I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true. You know you can’t resist chemistry :)

  174. I absolutely do!!

  175. Call me a hopeless romantic but I completely and totally believe in love at first sight. I don’t believe it happens to every person (in fact, I think it’s quite rare) but I do believe true, genuine love can happen when you first meet.

    And I have proof: myself and my hubby of five+ years. Totally love at first sight.

    Jessica
    Thanks for the giveaways! So much fun!

    +1 twitter follower – @jmarcarelli
    +1 facebook – Jessica Marcarelli
    +1 mailing list – email starts with my name
    +1 comment

    =4 points total! :)

    Jessica
    Visions of Other Worlds

  176. Vahhaba Lamis says:

    Love at first sight. The romantic side of me loves the idea of love at first sight but the realistic side of me doesn’t. I think it takes at least 3 days to fall in love;)

  177. I don’t believe in love at first site, but I believe in attraction at first sight. I think that you can’t love someone without knowing them, but you can want to love them.

  178. Kimberly Lim says:

    I think I do…. and i sure hope it’s true…
    ^.^

  179. Yeah I do, it’s one of those far off wishes/dreams. I think it does happen but is super rare.

  180. Rachel Chan says:

    Do I believe in love at first sight? The answer is no, I think love at first sight only exists in movies and books. I think you can see somebody and feel an instant connection or attraction to them, but love? You can’t truly be ‘in love’ with somebody if you haven’t even talked to them yet!

  181. Yes and No. I really want to believe there is love at first sight, but I think it’s not always going to happen. Some people might be lucky and be in love right when they see each other, but some people (like me) need to get to know a person before they think they are in love.

  182. I believe in strong chemistry at first sight, who ever has had love at first sight for real is very lucky :)

  183. I believe at lust at first sight but not love :(

  184. I really believe in love at first sight. There are some things that are simply meant to be. We might not know that we’ve fallen in love with a person after first seeing him or her, but it’s there.
    It’s happened to me once. He went right by me, and now, after 3 years, I still love him, even though we don’t know each other. I still see him every day at uni, and every time I do, I’m breathless even though there’s no reason to it. He’s not my type. Not at all.
    So I speak from experience when I say that it exists. You can’t explain, but it’s there.

  185. No. But I leave in Lust at first sight :)

  186. Unfortunately, I don’t. I do believe in powerful attraction at first sight, though.

  187. Kimberley says:

    Yes I do believe in love at first sight, at least I hope it excist because it seems to me like the most wonderfull thing in the world.

  188. I very much believe,though I haven’t experienced it for myself.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    :D
    mangafaninu@yahoo.com

  189. A part of me does. But I more believe in lust at first site and after getting to know the person it could turn to love. Can you really tell what a person’s like by one look?!

    I absolutely love reading about it and believing that some people out there do get lucky and meet their soul Mate at first site. :)

  190. No, I don’t. I believe in infatuation at first sight but I think it takes time to truly love someone. Now, I do believe in love at first sight, when it comes to family. Like when a baby is born or you meet a long lost sibling or cousin.

  191. Not really, but as the Beibs says “never say never.”

  192. Sadly, no I don’t but I do believe in LUST at first sight! That’s definitely real ;) You are an awesome, kind lady to have this contest and I can’t WAIT to read Dreamless!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

  193. Elizabeth says:

    Attraction or infatuation at 1st sight for sure. Love is a developing thing :-)

  194. I’d like to believe such a thing existed but I’ve yet to witness it.

  195. Do I believe in love at first sight?

    Sort of… Yes- I loved my nieces and nephew the minute I laid eyes on them.

    (I really don’t know) As for any other love a first sight, I look at the situation with a smattering of trepidation, is it love that you are feeling when you meet someone for the first time or is it simply a chemical reaction inside your body making you feel a certain way? Who knows for sure?

  196. Carey Velazquez says:

    Its sure a warm and fuzzy thought to think it exists. But it reality I don’t think it happens. You have to know and connect with something about the person for love to kick in.

  197. Jasmin Santiago says:

    This one is harder than your previous questions. :P Personally, I don’t believe in love at first sight because really, you can’t just see your other half and then poof! you’re in love. I’ve always come across to the saying that love, like trees, doesn’t sprout overnight, it takes time to nurture and grow. However, I think that there is a thing such as a strong physical attraction at first sight. :D

    Btw, I’ve read your exclusive content for the hunt and I can’t wait for Dreamless! :D

  198. I don’t believe in love at first sight but I don’t mind reading books where it’s love at first sight. It has something fairytale-ish :)

  199. I’ve always believed in love at first sight. I think if it’s meant to be, it will be. :)

  200. Do you believe in love at first sight or do I have to walk past again?

    I don’t believe in love at first sight, no. I believe that if you meet someone, and you have a feeling about it, you act on that feeling and see where it leads. You can’t possibly love someone at first sight – that’s lust. You have no idea what the person is really like inside. It takes time to get to know someone, inside and out.

  201. I have never believed in love in first sight.

  202. I don’t believe in love at first sight. I believe you can be attracted to someone at first sight, and maybe like them, but you can’t truly love a person unless you know them.

  203. I do believe in it, but I feel that you have to get to know the person a little before you can confirm your love!

  204. ACK! Hmmm… not really. I would if it happened to me, but it never did so no. I believe that love takes time to grow or mature.

  205. Hmm.. Yes and no. It appears unlikely that you would fall in love at first sight but at the same moment I’m a romantic and have to say yes :)

  206. I really want to believe in love at first sight but there is always the need to work hard on a relationship to make it more than an attraction at first sight.

  207. Mary Preston says:

    I really think love at first sight belongs in the realms of fiction.

  208. Yes, but I think it’s a very rare thing. :)

  209. I believe in love at first sight as being kind of a lust thing, but I also believe that love takes a while.

  210. Elena Feltri says:

    Hi! No, I don’t believe in love at first sight because that would mean that you have fallen in love with what is outside and not inside!!!! :)

    Elena Feltri

  211. Yes I do ! There is always this feeling when you meet the person you will end up loving, well it happened to me anyway :)

  212. Alessandra Garau says:

    Yes, I believe in love at first sight, because it mean that you find rhe right person….:-)

  213. Keri Nieto says:

    Do I believe in love at first sight? Not really, I think going just for looks has gotten me in to some troble in the past. I need to go for the guys i’m not attracted to at first.

  214. Thank you for the excerpt of DRIVEN and the chance to win :-)

  215. This is sooooo exciting! :D

    I don’t believe in love at first sight, but attraction at first sight. I feel attraction has a place in love but it is not TRUE love.

  216. I’d like to, but I don’t believe in love at first sight. I think that’s something comes over time, but I’d never say never :-)

  217. No, I don’t believe in love at first sight because love is a feeling that grows stronger slowly. You can like someone at first sight but that’s not love it’s attraction

  218. What a great giveaway!

    Love at first sight?

    Oh yeah I sure believe in it, sometimes things are just fate!

  219. I believe in LUST at first sight. Love is something that happens over time as you get to know and understand a person. It something that grows and deepens as you spend time with a person, getting to know their talents and quirks, gifts and flaws, etc.

  220. I do not believe in love at first sight. Love is something that builds over time, and anything based solely on a look can never be more than attraction or fascination.

  221. i don’t believe in love at first sight… love is an emotion that hard to build up. it needs time :)

  222. I believe in love at first sight, for I fell in love when I first saw & met my wife.

  223. Do you believe in love at first sight? No. I believe in attraction, and friendship at first sight. I believe love comes with knowing the good and bad and still wanting to be with them, when you have gone through some trials and yet you work through them. That is love at the purest form!

  224. I do not believe that one can fall in love with just a glance. BUT I do believe in the “potential” of love, right off the bat. The absolute compatability of two souls who just hit it off, gradually turning into love. Lust at first sight? Now that is an entirely different story…

  225. Yes I believe in love at first site

  226. only in books :)

  227. I don’t. I believe in attraction at first sight, that can later turn into love. I feel that you can be attracted to someone instantly, but that love has to be built on something a lot stronger than just the physical. :)

  228. briana nickol says:

    I don’t believe in love at first sight, I think there should be a little bit of work involved for both people because all the things you love about a person are the things that you find out along the way and end up loving them for it, flaws and all, not just one glance and then your hitched. Love is something that needs time and patience, because the best things come to those who wait.

  229. I want to believe! But you must be really lucky to have that!

  230. I partly believe in this. I think that it is very possible for you to look at someone and automatically feel a connection. You can look at them and see yourself with them and spending the rest of your life with them. The problem with this is that it most likely is not love but an intense attraction. You can fool yourself into thinking it is love but it is not. You really have to get to know the person and spend time with them for a while until you can honestly decide if it is meant to be. So although love at first site may not exist, it is the feelings that you feel at first that will most likely lead to love if the circumstances are right. -)

  231. Liz McNamee says:

    I believe in LUST at first sight…but “true” love?
    No.
    I believe you can look at someone and know -or- have a hunch that they’re the one for you…or even look at someone and know you’ve found a kindred spirit….but to actually fall truly, madly, deeply, in love with one glance?
    No.

  232. I am not a believer of love at first sight. =/

  233. Oh yeah I definitely believe in love at first site! How could I not? I’m still with my boyfriend ten years later after knowing immediately upon meeting him that he’s who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with :))

  234. I believe in attraction at first sight, but not love. Love happens over time so unless you’re some kind of psychic and you immediately know everything about this person the moment you lay eyes on them then it’s impossible to fall in love with them instantaneously. People want to believe in love at first sight because in this time that we live in people want to fall in love fast and make things happen fast but I think that that’s what is causing so many relationships these days to fail – they don’t take enough time to get to know one another and rush into the relationship/marriage/etc. It’s better to take things slowly to really know if this person is compatible for you to love in order to avoid messy breakups and damaged hearts.

  235. Mary Shoemaker says:

    Yes I believe in love at first sight. <3

  236. Laurie Milne says:

    I really want to, but I think it’s something that is incredibly easy to be cynical about unless it happens to you. So I kind of do, I guess. But I probably err more on the side of no.

  237. I can’t really say I believe in love at fiirst sight, maybe affection but not real love. I’d like to belive it exists but I don’t.

  238. Thats a hard question. I do believe in love at first sight in come cases, like when your child is born. I dont know so much about is in love between a couple. I do think that you could have feelings for someone after only knowing them for a little while. But I think that real love takes time.

  239. I believe in attraction at first sight, but love following meeting them, if that makes sense. You’ve got to know someone or at least know about them, before you can love them.

  240. I don’t really believe in love at first sight. I think you have to get to know the person before you can really love them, but that is not to say that sight doesn’t help you meet the person you may fall in love with.

  241. Hm…yes and no. While I don’t think it happens to everyone, I do believe some people know when they’ve met “the one”. That happened with my parents. My mom dated someone for 4 years, met my dad, broke up with the other guy and my parents were engaged 2 weeks later. So yeah, it happens. Crazy, huh?

  242. I’m not quite sure I believe in Love at first sight, eventhough my sister experienced this.

  243. Samantha Ramos says:

    I definitely believe in love at first sight!! Thanks for doing the giveaway, Starcrossed looks really good :o)

  244. I love the Scavenger Hunt! LOVE it! It’s so much fun. Thank you for participating and for this amazingly generous giveaway! I’ve heard so much about your books and I would love to read them. Love the covers by the way, especially the cover of Dreamless :).

    And yes I do believe in love at first sight. But then again, I also believe in past lives and reincarnation and being able to recognize your soul mate from a past life, so maybe then it’s not really love at first sight, but more like (love at) first sight after a few decades…or centuries.

    • I also just realized that love at first sight doesn’t have to apply to a romantic relationship. Don’t a lot of children instinctively love their parents and don’t a lot of parents instinctively love their children? I’ve loved my parents (and sister) for as long as I can remember and that hasn’t changed. And I think (and hope) I’ll love my children as soon as I lay eyes on them. A lot of people do. I know I loved my baby cousin as soon as I met her three days after she was born and that was three years ago. I still adore her. I don’t know what makes us do that but I think that can also be seen as love at first sight :).

  245. Gabrielle says:

    I’d like to believe in love at first sight, but in my experience, I know how it feels to fall in love with someone slowly.

  246. Tiffany B says:

    I do! I do!
    Love at first sight does exist :)

  247. Kayla Nieto says:

    I believe that when you see someone, you could get a slight spark. Or when you see them fate automatically links you together.

  248. I definitely believe in love at first sight!

  249. Patty Flores says:

    No, I think that falling in love with someone’s appearance only is kinda superficial, and it would only be infatuation. The best kind of love is when two people start out as friends. Best Friends. Then, that something more :D

  250. I believe in feeling a connection with someone at first sight that eventually leads to love. :)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! ♥

  251. Paige Schwartz says:

    Yes, I really do believe in love at first sight. I am personally in love with someone who has loved me too. Starting from my freshmen year, we are still dating and I am soon to be a senior. Even though we sometimes fight, we always have that spark; the bond that will always keep us together, and I mean it truely. :)

  252. Being an adult, I no longer believe in love at first sight. I think that it might be another ‘L’ word, though. Lust.
    I would like to believe in it, though. I do believe in soul mates and true love. That I very much do believe in!

    -Julia

  253. A: Yes and no.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  254. Amanda Tse says:

    No way! I don’t believe in love at first sight at all. I believe in soul mates but that is the closest you’ll get to love at first sight. Even if a souls reconize one another, I believe one must take time to actually know what’s inside the person.
    P.S. I’m talking about past lives here.

    ajtse@hotmail.com

  255. no, i don’t, because the first time I met the guy i fell in love with, i really really hated him. We both hated each other.

  256. yes, i do. Love at first sight is definitely true.

  257. danielle says:

    Well, there’s definitely something going on between two people when they meet, maybe not love at first sight…

  258. daniel c. says:

    Yeah, I really do

  259. I don’t really know, maybe, but I’ve never really thought about it.

  260. Hi Josephine, thanks for being part of the Scavenger Hunt – so much fun!
    I wish I believed in love at first sight – but for me I believe you have to connect on a deeper level, understand each other better than anyone else, and you can’t do that by just looking at someone.
    Amy

  261. kathleen says:

    YES!! Love at first sight is real. :D

  262. kind of, sort of. I don’t really know if I believe in it.

  263. Yes, of course true love exists.

  264. Samantha Noblit says:

    I do believe in love at first site in books or movies but not in real life. Thanks for having a free giveaway :)

  265. I do believe in love at first site.

  266. Kali Skittles says:

    Noo, I don’t. I believe in chemistry, sure!

  267. Samantha Fox says:

    Do I believe in love at first sight? Maybe. But I believe that love develops over time and is not something that is formed like Romeo and Juliet’s.

  268. Shayenne says:

    No, I do not believe in love at first sight.

  269. This may make me sound a tad bit cynical… but I do not believe in “love at first sight.” I think that while you may enjoy someone’s face when you first see it, that’s not enough to call it “love.” You fall in love with what’s inside a person… not outside.

  270. I do believe in love at first sight-that you can know you like someone from the first time you meet them and fall more and more in love with them as you get to know them. However, I think it’s really cute when you know a guy for a while and then you realize that you love him.

  271. Sophi K. says:

    I sort of believe in love at first sight. I believe that it could happen to some people, but not to everyone or for both people. <3 ^-^

  272. My answer to your question is yes, I do believe in love at first sight.

  273. In short? Yes and No. Longer? I belive that when you meet the ONE that, I mean, you just met so I don’t think you’ll love them but you can’t get them out of your head no matter how hard you try, but it won’t take long for love to bloom, I belive, but you’ll know and He/She will be the best friend you ever had :)

  274. Perhaps… I do. If one meets the right person, at the right time, and just at the right moment, love at the first sight will be more than possible. But that would summon every power of coincidental happenings, no? Perhaps the moment is rare but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible :D

  275. Love at first sight? I have never experienced it, but I do believe in it. I thinks only a handful of very fortunate people experience it.

  276. Courtney Pierce says:

    I’ve always believed in love at first sight!:D

  277. Rose Tatiana Jude says:

    Sometimes I believe in it. Well, I want to at least.

  278. I believe love at first sight is possible, but if one does experience it, it would be wise to take more time to get to know that special someone a bit better anyways.

  279. No I don’t believe in love at first sight because it all depends on what you are looking at. ;)

  280. You bet your sweet little tooshie I do! :D

  281. Do I believe in Love at first sight? Sometimes. I’ve never experienced it but I wouldn’t mind if it happened to me. :)

  282. No. :( They’re probably infatuated.

  283. Well, it didn’t happen for me. Took some time for me to start dating my now husband! But I think it happens to some people. I love to read about it though, especially in YA books, cos it reminds me of how I used to think back then!!

  284. I don’t think I believe in love at first sight. It needs more than just to look at someone to truly love him. But I like reading about love at first sight, though ;-).

  285. I believe with every ounce of my being! Believing in things like love at first sight is what keeps romance alive :)

  286. I dol believe in love at first sight! Even though I haven’t experienced it yet! :)
    I hope I do soon $: It’s so wonderful how you can fall in love with someone so deeply when you’ve only seen him once , it’s like the person is a part of your past and future. Just like Helen and Lucas :)

  287. Thanks for making the giveaway international :D
    Hmm love at first sight…difficult question. I believe at lust at first sight and love at first conversation :D

  288. Love at first sight… I don’t know, having never really experienced or seen it, I’d like to say that I believe in such things and maybe a teeny tiny bit of me does hope that it does exist. But in this current day and age you have girls running around declaring love one moment and hate the next… It’s all very complicated.
    So to answer: I think it could be possible, you do have those miraculous stories of people who fall in love and have stayed together, but I think the whole love at first sight thing is selective. Some people get to experience it, some get to see it in action, and some can only hope.

    Ro.

  289. No, I don’t believe in love at first sight. I believe that you can feel atracted at first sight and you feel some kind of chemistry, but love is something that grows over time :)

  290. No I don’t believe in love at first sight

  291. Stelina Papagianneli says:

    I actually believe in love at first sight :) It may be really rare but once you find that someone the chemistry is there from the beginning. You just have to put yourself out there and you’ll see for yourself. <3

    P.s. I loveeee the scavenger hunt it's always so fun :D love you josie!

  292. I do believe in love at first sight when it happens in movies and books but not in real life.
    Thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway and for making it International :)

  293. Rebecca Matthews says:

    YES i believe in love at first sight. I met my husband just over 10 years ago n knew he was the 1. Everyone told me i was rushing into it but we are happily married still and we are only 31. Everything felt different about him and i don’t regret a moment.

  294. Love at first sight? no. you can have a crush on anyone at first sight, but falling in love?…

  295. I believe in chemistry at first sight, but not love. I think love is something that grows, but chemistry is what pulls you in and makes you want to spend time with that person. And spending time is what ignites the sparks and love grows from there.

    Thank you for the giveaway and hunt!

  296. Caroline Barnett says:

    Yes I do believe in love at first sight, though I’m still looking :)

  297. well i’m still half believe and half not. i believe it exist, but i don’t think it happened

  298. DO I BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT? OF COURSE! I’M ONE OF THOSE HOPELESS ROMANTICS, A TRAIT THAT COMES WITH BEING A HUGE SWIFTIE!

    *SPOILER ALERT*
    AND STARCROSSED HAD MADE ME BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST HATE, TOO. :)

  299. I don’t. Love comes with time spent together. Love at first sight isn’t really love I think, it’s more of attractions felt between two persons. That’s what I think though, since I’ve never experienced it myself :)

  300. Lamara Meriem Rayen says:

    OHH yes I do believe in love at first sight!! It happened to me 3 years ago ^^
    Thank you for this amazing giveaway.

  301. I believe that people have chemistry and some people take genuine instant liking to others. But I think love takes a little more time to build.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  302. This is hard to answer. Because, I believe love is a choice. So, I guess, yeah. You COULD choose to love someone at first sight. Love involves actions. However, I don’t know if I believe that you can really know someone at first sight. So, to commit yourself to them before you know them, may be a bad idea.

  303. Do I believe in love at first sight? Not realistically, but it sure is fun to read about!!

  304. I don’t know about love at first sight. Attraction, yes. But love I think requires a lot more work.

    Loved your bonus material. This YA scavenger hunt has opened my eyes to a lot of great looking reads. Can’t wait to start them! Dreamless is looking great.

  305. No I don’t believe at love at first sight but one can only dream right?

  306. I don’t believe in love at first sight at all. You dont know what that person is like until you talk to them!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books
    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/

  307. I believe in hormones at first sight.

  308. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    and no i don’t really believe at love at first sight, it never happen to me so I don’t think it would be true

    I kinda click before I put the rest of my twitter account down so its: @red_tigergirl2

  309. Uh, I believe in hormones at first sight. And attraction. But love? I hardly believe in it under normal circumstances.

  310. Darci Forbes says:

    Love your book!

  311. Holly Forbes says:

    I completely believe in love at first sight :) Love this hunt!! Love Starrcrossed!! Can’t wait for Dreamless!!
    littlebitahoney@hotmail.com

  312. Katie Forbes says:

    Do I believe in love at first sight? YES I DO!!! : )

  313. Of course i believe in love at first sight, i think anything is possible really=)Thanks for the giveaway

  314. Katelyn Long says:

    Yes I believe love at first sight is real. I hope I find love at first sight.

  315. Love at first sight? Lust and attraction, maybe, but I think love needs some time to grow.

  316. Not really. I do believe that you can see someone and have a sense that there is something special about them, something that pulls you in and makes you want to know them, or even that you can see them being a part of your life, but not true love. Like many above have said, true love takes time and effort. ^_^ Thanks for the giveaway!

  317. I don’t believe in love at first sight. I believe you have to learn to love someone, however, I think God has a plan for you and when you see that plan, you know! :)

  318. Do I believe in love at first sight? I believe in the attraction, but not love at first sight. Love is a very complicated mix of emotions and I don’t think love can happen a first sight. I sometimes wish it did happen though.

  319. I do believe in love at first sight. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  320. I do believe in love at first sight, it’s never happened to me, and I don’t expect it to (I’m happily married). But I do believe it can happen for others.

  321. To be honest, not really. I think love is a deeper connection which you get from knowing a person. I do believe in attraction at first sight :P

  322. Thank you soo much for the giveaway! :)
    I don’t believe in love at first sight! You have to get to know the person first.

  323. No. You can’t love someone just because you looked at them. That’s dumb. You can think they’re hot, sure. But you can’t love them. Love is way too complex to be contained in one glance.

  324. Betsy Hillendahl says:

    Honestly, I do not believe in love at first site! I think it is more lust than anything! Unless your talking about boys in books, b/c you do get to know them :) but yeah!

  325. ferretvamp14 says:

    I believe in love at first, it just doesn’t always last. Thanks for the giveaway.

  326. no, i don’t really believe in love at first sight. you can’t love someone you whom you don’t really know. you’d have to be really naive to do that.

  327. Kristina Snyder says:

    I do believe in love at first sight. Thank you so much for this giveaway!!!!

  328. I believe in attraction at first sight, or an innate response of the soul to the aura or the presence of it’s soulmate… but I believe LOVE is something that develops over time, and can ONLY be described as affection present DESPITE the knowledge of the other person’s flaws. Since it is usually impossible to gauge a person’s flaws in just one look…I’d say I guess I don’t really believe in love at first sight. But yes, I do believe that in ONE look, one CAN determine that a person may become an important part of one’s life, given the startling innate response of the heart/psyche to a particular person! :)

  329. Maybe I’m just a hopeless romantic, ’cause I’d like to believe in love at first sight, but I have to agree that you need to get to know a person before you can love them. The hope for love might be there in a glance, but either way it makes for a great story! You know, Romeo and Juliet, after all…

  330. I want to read Dreamless sooooo bad!!

    I’m not sure about love at first sight but I love a good love story especially with BA Super powers!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  331. I don’t know if I believe in love at first sight. I’ve never experienced, but I guess I can’t rule it out completely :0)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  332. I haven’t experienced love at first sight, but I believe anything is possible!

  333. I do believe in love at first sight, but I don’t think it can be real love until you get to know them. Thanks for the giveaway :D

  334. I absolutely believe in love at first sight. The moment I saw my son for the first time!!! Thanks for the giveaway and all your hard work with the scavenger hunt.

  335. i think i can happen but only on rare and very lucky occasions

  336. Carley L says:

    The hopeless romantic that I am absolutely believes in love at first sight. ♥

  337. I’ve been meaning to buy your book, but everytime I see it in hardback, I think, “You’re sponsoring a child in Ghana. That’s half a payment.” Do I believe in love at first sight? Yes, because I love the little girl I provide food and an education for through Compassion International from the second I saw her card. It’s been an amazing experience getting to write her and hear from her.

  338. I do believe in love at first sight, although it is rare. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mromero2012 AT gmail DOT com

  339. No, I don’t think you can truly love someone until you get to know them.

  340. Well it hasn’t happened to me (yet!), but I do believe in love at first sight.

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Ana

  341. yes I do believe in love at first sight.

  342. i do believe in love at first sight=)

  343. Oooh, hard question. I kind of do and I don’t. I believe in connection at first sight, from which develops that love. I do believe some people are truly destined to be together, and know it from first sight…but I still believe real love takes just that little bit more time. If any of that makes sense!! ;)

    Thanks for another awesome giveaway, Josie! As always, my fingers and toes are crossed!! The Hunt has been such fun, thanks for taking part! :D

  344. I would love to read these!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  345. Charissa Jackson says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  346. Ash Frame says:

    I don’t believe in love at first sight. You can’t really love a person unless you know them. Love at first sight is like loving someone because of how they look. But some books do make it believable…

  347. Carla Delgado says:

    Love at first sight? I don’t think it would be that but just an attraction since love takes time to develop. :)

  348. I don’t think I believe in love at first sight… is that sad? :P I think there can be an instant attraction, but I think love takes time.

    Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway! :)

  349. reading mind says:

    no, I don’t. I think I’m way to cinical!

  350. andrea b says:

    Mmm… No. I believe in attraction at first sight, though!

    thanks for the giveaway! :)

  351. I believe in having a connection with someone at first sight. Not necessarily love

  352. Emily S. says:

    No. But I do believe in attraction/obsession at first sight like what Helen and Lucas felt. Or intense dislike disguised as attraction in Claire and Jason’s case.

  353. Christina2227 says:

    In a good book or fairytale, absolutely. In real life, I’m more of a skeptic. There’s definitely lust at first sight, but I believe that true love is something that’s built over time. (Unless you’re talking about the love that I have for my two boys, and that was without a doubt love at first sight.)

    Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in the hunt!

    ~Christina

  354. I’m not sure I believe in LOVE at first sight, but I do believe in having a kind-of sixth sense about these things. I knew from the moment I met my husband that he was the one for me, and I was convinced that we would be together forever by 3 weeks in to the relationship. We’re still together now, 10 years later on!

  355. Nikki A says:

    I don’t believe in love at first sight. I think you can’t know who they really are just looking at them. I think you have to get to know them to love them!

  356. Amber Schwartz says:

    I’ve already had my “love at first sight moment” so of course I believe it exists, lol. It just didn’t work out. I truly believe “love at first sight” is all about appearances, you honestly have to know the person inside and out to be each others soul mates. Haha, I watch way too much Dawson’s Creek.

  357. I like to think that love at first sight is true. I have never really experienced it before but I would really like for it to be true.

  358. I believe in taking a closer look at a person before that.
    Taking a second look could deffinetly be a difference.

    Thankyou for this giveaway!

  359. I always enjoy the hunt, but the extras are great. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • And it pays to read ALL the instructions first…

      No, I don’t believe in love at first sight. I believe that you can be irresistably drawn to someone, but you can easily find that the person on the inside is nothing like what they display to the world.

  360. I think “like” at first sight is possible, but you have to get to know someone before you can really love them. Though perhaps loving your children is an exception to that.

  361. Kiki Ferreira says:

    No I don’t believe in love at first sight.

  362. Tina Anthony says:

    I believe it does happen but it isn’t the one that always lasts..:) You have to know what’s in the inside too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  363. Ileana A. says:

    I do believe in love at first sight, is not frecuently… but hey! Love works in a stranger ways! ;)

  364. nope never believed in all that ‘love at first site’ and ‘true love’ and stuff it was never my sort of thing but I don’t have enjoy reading about it

  365. Nicola Donoghue says:

    I believe in instant attraction, that you can be drawn to someone immediately for no apparent reason – whether or not the same thing happens with love at first sight, I’m not sure. Hasn’t happened yet, but I’m open to it :)

  366. Tyler P. says:

    Yes, and I married her.

  367. I do believe in love at first sight and all the other stuff like true love, soul mates etc.

  368. Love at first sight-well, anything’s possible. I don’t know anyone who has experienced it, but I’m not one to doubt.

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