SCAVENGER HUNT STOP #6!
WHOO-HOO … this is it!!! Your chance to win a Kindle Fire
and 31 new releases from 31 TOP CBA authors.
$50 Amazon, B&N, CBD
or BookDepository.com gift certificate.
Your choice of my books, a $50 gift card
and have a character named after you in Love at Any Cost.
LOTS of individual prizes from each of the 31 authors in the hunt.
You game? Then let’s get started …
WELCOME TO THE FALL CHRISTIAN FICTION SCAVENGER HUNT!! The dates are Thursday, October 25 from noon MST … to Sunday, October 28 at midnight MST, so you have LOTS OF TIME to cover 31 stops where you will discover new and old authors with exclusive insights into their new releases. It’s fun … it’s easy … and it’s a great chance to win great prizes!!
Here’s the scoop:
1.) Collect the clues in RED on each post, beginning with Stop #1. Be ready to provide the completed clue quote, gathered from all 31 stops, within 24 hours of email notification or another winner will be randomly drawn. No need to email/submit it, unless you are notified on 10/29/12.
2.) Grand Prize is a new Kindle Fire, plus 31 new paperback novels! NOTE: You must comment on every Scavenger Hunt post in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
3.) 2nd & 3rd Prizes: $50 Amazon, B&N, CBD or BookDepository.com gift certificate.
4.) Contest is open to international entrants. If the winner lives outside the United States, they shall win the equivalent in gift certificate funds to the prize in US dollars.
5.) Bonus prizes—your choice of my books, a $50 gift card and have a character named after you in Love at Any Cost
IT’S MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE KRISTEN HEITZMANN:
As part of this Scavenger Hunt, I have the honor of hosting one of the very first authors I ever read in the CBA and one of my all-time faves! Kristen Heitzmann is the best-selling author of historical and contemporary romantic suspense novels, including Colorado Book Award finalist THE STILL OF NIGHT and Christy Award winner SECRETS. She has a love affair with the Colorado Rocky Mountains where she lives with her husband, extended family, pets, and wildlife. Pick up a copy of Kristen’s book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbookcom or your local bookstore. Connect with Kristen at http://www.kristenheitzmannbooks.com/ or follow her on Twitter at KFHeitzmann.
Here’s a quick summary of Kristen’s new release, The Breath of Dawn, releasing from Bethany House Publishers, November 1st:
A grieving widower, and a courageous woman oppose a conman who plays a prophet—but he’s no saint. Quinn crossed him before, and now he’s out of jail. When the threat turns deadly, corporate mogul Morgan Spencer and Quinn Reilly, a woman he hadn’t planned on, choose an unorthodox solution with pitfalls of its own.
THE SCAVENGER HUNT BASICS:
After you have enjoyed Kristen’s interview below, your next stop is Kristen Heitzmann’s very own blog, so keep moving to STOP #7: Kristen Heitzmann to get to know her better and pick up your next clue!
But before you go, write down this STOP #6 clue: BETTER
And now, a Scavenger Hunt Exclusive from Kristen—an interview with a character who won’t go away!
Some years ago, Morgan Spencer (one of my faves of Kristen’s heroes—hubba, hubba!) appeared in Kristen Heitzmann’s novel A Rush of Wings and earned himself the lead role in The Still of Night. Given that happy ending, readers want to know, Morgan, why you’re back again?
Morgan: I have a special spot in the author’s mind. It takes little to reinvigorate her interest. In this case, she listened to an old play list, songs I favored in The Still of Night. Just like that, there I was.
Did you anticipate the opening scene she created for you, the loss of your wife?
Morgan: Not in my wildest dreams. It was…heart-rending.
Some have suggested Heitzmann heaps tragedy on you. Any idea why?
Morgan: In her words, I suffer so superbly.
Surely that’s not all that keeps her coming back.
Morgan: No one’s accused me of false modesty, but I’d sound pretty smug saying the rest.
Come on, we want to know.
Morgan: Okay. I have qualities that attract people. I’ve been called the “success guru” because I take problems and turn them around. I find solutions no one else can see. It’s made me highly prosperous in business, but I can’t help applying it to life as well. If I see someone in trouble, I step in. Take Quinn for instance—that’s Quinn Reilly my co-lead in The Breath of Dawn. She asked for a sort of help I couldn’t give.
Morgan: Uh, the illegal sort. Not that she realized exactly. She was scared and desperate to disappear. I came up with an alternative.
And she was happy?
Morgan: She asked if I had an antisocial genius disorder.
(Laughing) Okay then. What can we expect to see from you in this book?
Morgan: Well, because of the prologue, I’m not in very good shape to start with. Life’s pretty much as bad as it can get, except for my precious daughter Livie. Quinn starts to change that, but her problems create a crucible that puts us both to the test.
Morgan: There’s a really nasty guy out for payback.
So this is a suspense story?
Morgan: It’s suspenseful.
Morgan: It’s also a love story. And a tale of family and purpose and meaning. It explores the nature of God’s love and our response to it. And the way we live out that love with one another.
Is it safe to say you’re happier about the end than the beginning?
Morgan: Can you see my smile?
If you’d like to be entered in a random drawing of a $50 gift card, having a character named after you in my next book, Love at Any Cost, a signed copy of that book and your choice of any of my other books, then leave a comment about your favorite Julie Lessman hero and why. And if you haven’t read my books, then tell me why and name another favorite literary hero.
For extra entries, “LIKE” some or all of the following by clicking on the link, then return via back arrow and tell me how many you did in your comment, 1 pt. per LIKE. NOTE: I WILL RESPOND TO EACH COMMENT, SO BE SURE TO CHECK BACK!
NOTE: PLEASE leave an e-mail address in a spam-free manner such as janedoe(at)gmail(dot)com or I cannot enter you in the contest.
WINNER OF MY BONUS CONTEST WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MY NEXT JOURNAL JOT (THIS PAGE) POSTED NEXT FRIDAY, SO BE SURE TO DROP BY!
- KRISTEN’S FACEBOOK PAGE
- KRISTEN’S BREATH OF DAWN ON AMAZON
- TRACY HIGLEY’S FACEBOOK PAGE
- TRACY’S ISLE OF SHADOWS ON AMAZON
- JULIE’S FACEBOOK PAGE
- A LOVE SURRENDERED ON AMAZON
- A LOVE SURRENDERED ON BARNES & NOBLE
- A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW ON AMAZON
GET READY, GET SET … GO … to STOP #7: Kristen Heitzmann to pick up your next clue! But before you go, write down this STOP #6 clue: BETTER.
IF YOU ARE JUST STARTING THE HUNT,
click here to begin.
HAVE FUN AND MEGA HUGS!!