Friday, May 17, 2013

CHRISTIAN FICTION SCAVENGER HUNT STOP #17



Welcome to the 2013 Summer Scavenger Hunt! This hunt has 32 stops and runs 5/17-5/19/2013. You can make the loop, reading unique content from 31 different authors, and if you complete the loop, and fill out the Rafflecopter form at Stop #32, you'll be in the running for an iPad Mini (loaded with all our books), or one of two runner-up prizes---all 31 of our new releases in paperback. In addition, some authors are offering additional prizes, so be sure to read each post thoroughly to be in the running for all that are available. The contest is open internationally.

If you've JUST discovered the hunt, I recommend you begin at the beginning, Stop #1, found at LisaBergren.com. But you can also begin here, and keep on rolling. Just be aware that you have to have the COMPLETED phrase in order, which you construct gathering the clue at each stop, within 24 hours of email notification from Lisa Bergren that you won. If Lisa doesn't hear back from you with the correct phrase within the time limit, she will move on to the next winner Rafflecopter draws. Ready? Here we go...


I am pleased to host Carol Cox Author, because she's just a neat person. I've known Carol for a few years now and her books are amazing. Her adventurous spirit and sweet nature immediately draw you to her. Won't you join me in welcoming Carol to my blog?

Haven't heard of Carol before? Here's an official bio:
Carol Cox is the author of 30 novels and novellas. A third-generation Arizonan, Carol has a lifelong fascination iwth the Old West and hopes to make it live again in the hearts of her readers. You can find her on teh web at AuthorCarolCox.com, Facebook.com/carol.cox, and @AuthorCarolCox on twitter





I thought it great fun that Carol wanted to share some UNEXPECTED INSPIRATION.

There's something about visiting a book's locale that revs up my creative juices, sparking new ideas and often inspiring new scenes. In researching the backdrop for Cedar Ridge, the setting for Trouble in Store, I made a trip to the Verde Valley area of central Arizona. On a whim, I added a side trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument, located in the northern part of the valley.





Montezuma Castle isn't what most of us picture when we think of a Native American encampment. Instead of lodges or tepees clustered in a village, this centuries-old, high-rise apartment is nestled into the side of a towering limestone cliff. Try to imagine the logistics of something as simple as making a daily trek to gather food or get water! These rooms didn't boast a lot of closet space, so some of the residents' food and other supplies were kept in storage caves, like the one I'm standing in front of in this photo--sort of a "downstairs pantry" concept.









While staring up at the abandoned dwellings, I felt a tingle. Suddenly, I could see a similar cliff dwelling as part of the area surrounding Cedar Ridge. That mental image inspired the background for some pivotal scenes in the book. And that is one of my favorite things about research--you just never know when an unplanned side trip will turn out to be the very thing that breathes life into a scene!










Carol Cox's new release, TROUBLE IN STORE, is a historical romantic suspense set in the Wild West. It is available at bookstores or online at Amazon , Barnes & Noble, Christian Book Distributors and elsewhere.






AND NOW, YOUR NEXT STEPS:

Write down this clue:  novels 
Have it written down? Great! Now head on over to Carol Cox's website Stop # 18 for the next clue! Thanks for stopping by!


OPTIONAL: BONUS PRIZE!


BONUS: I'm just finishing proofing the Galley's for my December 2013 release, Hide and Seek (the 1st book in the Family Reunion series for Love Inspired Suspense). In celebration, I'm going to give away six copies of this book and ONE $25 Starbuck's gift card to six lucky participants of this scavenger hunt. I will draw six names then will draw one name from those six to receive a book and the gift card. The other five winners will receive a copy of the book. 

All you need to do is:
  1. Like my Facebook Page and leave a comment on it saying,"I found you via the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt" (if you already Like my Page, leave the comment and say "I'm participating in the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt" and 
  2. Sign up for my newsletter which is sent three to four times per year (I promise not to clog your inbox or share your address). Your name on the newsletter signup must match your name on Facebook. If you are already a subscriber to my newsletter, first click on the link and make certain your name is subscribed as well as your email address. Then private message me on Facebook with your email address so that I can verify and get your name entered in the drawing.
All eligible names will go into a hat for a drawing after the close of the scavenger hunt. Winners will be announced on this blog, on Facebook, and via the email address signed up on the newsletter mailing list.
USA mailings only...sorry to my international friends...
Good luck in both the scavenger hunt and in my bonus contest.

27 comments:

Ashley said...

I found you via the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt and I liked you on Facebook!!!

dandelionfleur said...

Love the pics!

skylasage said...

I found you via the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt

strgth4yu said...

This is so great!!! I am having fun....look forward to reading your books :D

Linda Ortiz or strgth4yu@hotmail.com

Carissasmith said...

I participated in the christian scavenger hunt, like you on facebook, enjoy your newsletters and LOVE your books!

Amy C said...

I posted on your page and signed up for newsletter

June said...

Your books are awesome, Lynette. I need to get busy and read the latest one since I've been waiting anxiously for it to get here. My daughter and I loved reading and discussing your Women of Justice series, along with the books you've published through Love Inspired Suspense. Looking forward to many more :)

Beth Gillihan said...

I liked your facebook and signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lourdes said...

"I'm participating in the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt and I receive your newsletter and liked facebook page.

thisgirlcreates said...

Really enjoying the Scavenger Hunt and seeing everyone's websites. I have liked your facebook page and signed up for your newsletter. Thanks!

Lisa Canfield said...

I liked you on facebook and tried to subscribe to you, but it only came up with a blank page. I wish to be counted in the draw for your book.

Lynnford :o) said...

I am a fb fan and am signed up for your newsletter. AND I already have all your books to date. Am really looking forward to future books :O)

lynfordshire@gmail.com
Lynn Riddick (fb name)

Flghtlss said...

So happy to find a new author on this hunt! I Liked you and signed up for your newsletter. Thank you for the extra giveaway!

Wanda Barefoot
flghtlss1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dorie said...

"I found you via the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt"

Beth MacKinney said...

Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt this year. : )

Lynette Eason said...

Thanks everyone, you all are entered into the drawing! :)

Polly Schneider said...

I found you via the scavanger hunt. Looking forward to reading your books.

Melissa Oldaker said...

I absolutely love your books! I cannot put them down! I had previously liked your fb page and signed up this evening for your newsletter.

mo1202007@yahoo.com

maudemaxine@gmail.co, said...

I posted on your FB page. And, I tried to subscribe to your newsletter, but it said my email address was already subscribed. mac262@me.com

bonton said...

Enjoyed your post, Lynette!

I "liked" & commented on Facebook & signed up for the newsletter - thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

bonton said...

Forgot to leave my e-mail address:

bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

Chrystiana Silva said...

I liked your FB page and signed up for your newsletter :) I love your books, hoping to read all of them soon. :)

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daysease said...

Hi... I have just liked you on FB and signed up for your newsletter. thank you. have a great evening.

celita d. p.
mrsdayseye at gmail dot com

A said...

I liked you on Facebook, and signed up for your newsletter with the same email. :) Thanks for participating in this hunt. :)

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