Scavenger Hunt – Severed Colours by Dawna Raver

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This page serves as the Start blog for the hunt and you can always return here if you miss any of the key words.


~ About the Book ~


Severed Colours

Title: Severed Colours

Series: Colour Wielders # 2

Author: Dawna Raver

Published: November 18th, 2013

Word Count: 109,000

Genre: Romantic Urban Fantasy

Content Warning: Erotic Sexual Material and Language

Recommended Age: 18+


~ Synopsis ~


The epic continues…

Quinn Sinclair trusted Arik Morgaine until he betrayed her. Scared and alone, she finds herself delivered into the hands of the evil Morgana le Fay. When Quinn discovers Morgana’s plans are beyond demented and seriously depraved—making life with the Changeling seem like a day at the beach—she wonders if death is a better option?

Arik Morgaine vowed he’d save Quinn no matter the price. When his well thought out plans go terribly awry, a desperate and heartbroken Arik is forced to beg the cruel Triarchia for help. Unwilling to go on without his Älskling, he answers a question that irrevocably alter their lives.

Can Arik and Quinn find a way back to each other, or will the price of saving her rip them apart forever?

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~ About the Author ~


Dawna Raver


Dawna Raver is an author of erotic romance, romantic urban fantasy. When she’s not spending time in her fantasy world, Dawna loves football, reading, and pretending she’s a top chef in the kitchen. Oh, and fawning over her dogs and husband, sometimes in that order.


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Now on to the scavenger hunt! A special excerpt has been shared exclusively for this event and can’t be found anywhere other than participating blogs. This excerpt has had twenty words removed and it’s up to you to find these key words on the blogs taking part.


~ Where can the key words be found? ~


One key word is located on each participating blog in green text. Some will jump right out at you with ease while others will be a little harder as you search for the cleverly hidden words.


~ When will the posts go up for the hunt? ~


All key words will be posted on November 18th. If you miss a word or get turned around while searching, below is the entire schedule so you can pick up where you left off. I will be updating it with the direct link to the hunt posts once they are live to make things a little easier.


~ Hunt Schedule ~


Severed Colours by Dawna Raver:


~ Excerpt ~


“Zaira!” Arik yelled, standing outside Quinn’s _______ in Conifer. Thank the Gods Quinn wasn’t here to see the state of her property. The land was once again battle scarred. But the state of the royal sibling’s home was in ruins. But the property was the least of Arik’s problems. Buildings could be rebuilt. Lands could be _________.

Broken hearts weren’t so easily mended.

“Arik Morgaine! Why do you ______ me again? Do you fancy me your beck and call girl? You risk much by coming here. Morgana will note your absence.”

“Quinn thinks I’ve ________ her. The pain in her eyes…. I—I can’t do this.”

“Arik Morgaine, it is too late to turn the tide now. The lot is cast. You must stay the course.”

“What if she can’t _______ me? What if—?”

“Stand and be the man you are.” Zaira crossed her arms over her chest, her opal eyes narrowed as she looked down at him. “Would you rather the Princess enter the Fading Times? For that is the alternative.”

Arik forced himself to his feet sans his ______ swagger.  “Call the quest completed,” Arik implored. “Let me take her home to the Magykal Realm.”

“You know that is impossible. Once the quest is set only _______ lifts its prohibitions.”

“I know who carries the __________ Valknut,” he said, playing his one trump card.

“Do you now?” Zaira lifted her perfect white-blonde brows.

“Aibrenne.” Arik ______ his chin and pinioned Zaira with a _________ stare. “And what’s more, I think you’ve known all along, haven’t you?”

“I will not deny your assertion.” Zaira’s voice was cool and unaffected as if they discussed the color of the sky. “Admittedly, I gambled. One that ______ to return the bargained for rewards.

Arik ground his teeth together. “Why does it seem like I’m the only one who cares about what’s at _____? Screw this! I’m taking Quinn out of there, and I’ll ______ it out myself.”

“Arik Morgaine! You will do no such thing. Either you stay and follow the Princess into the Marbh Chamber, or you watch her die. Choose now!”

Arik clawed both hands through his hair. “You don’t understand,” Arik said, his voice a regretful whisper. “This is killing me. I—I can’t be _______ her.”

Zaira blinked rapidly as if she warred with some decision. “I told you both your _______ would not be an easy one. I will do what I can.

Arik leaned his head back and howled, letting out his rage, frustration and fear. His dark emotions manifested into _________ clouds and loud claps of thunder.

Zaira lifted her eyes heavenward as she ______ for his fit to pass. She shook her head in a chiding manner. Her ass-long braid shimmied with her ire much the way a dog’s tail ________ when agitated. “It is about faith, Arik Morgaine.”

“Fine, Emissary, I’ll operate on faith.” Arik unsheathed Magyk Slayer and planted it in the ground between himself and Zaira. “But make no _______,” Arik said and glared down at her. “I swear to the Gods above and all we hold precious, if Quinn doesn’t survive this, I will use the Magyk of Making to make the _______ of the Dubh War look like a stroll through a field of daisies on a summer day. Are we clear?”

With that, Arik shifted away.


~ How do I enter the giveaway? ~


Just visit each participating blog and find the word in green. Then submit that word to the Rafflecopter widget on the entry option that matches the blog on which you found the key word. Each word you find and submit will earn you an entry into the giveaway.


~ Want to earn extra entries into the giveaway? ~


Place the key words into the excerpt into the correct places and submit it to us for verification and earn extra entries into the giveaway!


~ How do I submit my completed excerpt? ~


The last key word can be found on Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews. On Laurie’s blog there is a form where you can submit your completed excerpt. Simply copy the excerpt into a word document, fill in the key words that you’ve found into the places you believe they belong, copy the excerpt in its entirety, and paste it into the form.


~ When is the deadline to have the excerpt submitted? ~


All excerpts must be submitted before 11:59PM EST on November 24th to be eligible for the giveaway.


~ Prize ~


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~ Giveaway ~


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