Welcome to the first ever Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Make the loop to discover 23 new or upcoming novels, and write down the clue at each stop. When you know what the clues say, fill out the Rafflecopter form by June 4, 2012 (midnight EST) at www.LisaBergren.com (the hunt begins there), and you could be in the running for the grand prize of 23 new, autographed books (if you live in the USA; unsigned if international).
Note: if you're the winner, you must email the complete statement within 24 hours of notification in order to claim the Grand Prize … so don't miss a stop! Be ready with your answer if you're the lucky winner! No need to email it unless you receive the good word on June 5, 2012.
As a part of this scavenger hunt, I’m hosting Margaret Daley. A former teacher and Special Olympics coach, Margaret currently serves as President of American Christian Fiction Writers. She is an award winning author who writes romance and romantic suspense. Margaret's most recent release is Saving Hope, the first book in the Men of the Texas Rangers series.
When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.
Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.
A Scavenger Hunt Exclusive from Margaret:
When I read about the Children of the Night Organization while researching human trafficking, I knew I had to come up with a place similar to it as part of my story. I created for Saving Hope the Beacon of Hope Program. Kate Winslow, the heroine, runs it with private funds.
Dr. Lois Lee founded the Children of the Night Organization back in 1979 in order to reach out to teens who were caught up in human sex trafficking. She started it in her own home, feeding and taking care of these children. She used her own phone to establish a phone line for teens to call to get help. Today about 10,000 teens a year call this 24-hour hotline.
The organization grew and soon they were able to open a shelter. Today it is a 24 bed licensed group home for children ages 11-17. It gives support to these teens and helps give them skills to succeed in a life. The organization gives them medical support, counseling and education. In other words a second chance.
If you are interested in reading about the Children of the Night Organization, you can find them on their website at: http://www.childrenofthenight.org/. It is a privately funded organization that has made a difference in thousands of teens' lives.
The Scavenger Hunt Skinny
Now mosey along, Hunters, to STOP #19: Sharon Hinck's blog to pick up your next clue.
But before you go, write down this STOP #18 clue: long
BONUS: I'm just finishing proofing the copy edits for my November 2012 release, Betrayal (the 2nd in the Where the Heart Lives series). In celebration, I'm going to give away five copies of this book when it releases to five lucky participants of this scavenger hunt. All you need to do is:
- 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 …
- 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.
Good luck in both the scavenger hunt and in my bonus contest.