Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mark Your Calendars for a Scavenger Hunt!

Are you ready for some fun this month?
Lisa Tawn Bergren is hosting an epic scavenger hunt (in which I am participating) with the chance to win a fabulous grand prize! Here are the details:
If you make the loop around all 31 blog stops, you’ll be in the running to win:

GRAND PRIZE: An iPad Mini loaded with all of our new e-releases! (Estimated Value: Over $700; if you live outside the United States, you will receive the equivalent value in your country’s currency to the USD prize, to be used on Apple, Amazon, Book Depository, or Christian Book Distributors.)

TWO RUNNERS-UP: A paperback copy of each of our new releases, autographed to you! (Estimated Value: Over $300; if you live outside the United States, you will receive a copy of our books, but they will likely not be signed–sorry! International shipping is expensive, and we’ll be shipping via Book Depository.)

IN ADDITION: Many authors will feature additional contests along the scavenger hunt route!

Here are the 31 authors participating in May (I'm there, down at the very bottom!):
  1. Lisa T. Bergren, Grave Consequences
  2. Robin Lee Hatcher, A Bride for All Seasons
  3. Ronie Kendig, Talon
  4. Ruth Axtell, Moonlight Masquerade
  5. Stephanie Grace Whitson, The Message on the Quilt
  6. Tracy Higley, So Shines the Night
  7. Marta Perry, Lydia’s Hope
  8. Jill Williamson, Captives
  9. Margaret Daley, Scorned Justice
  10. MaryLu Tyndall, Forsaken Dreams
  11. R.J. Larson, King
  12. Susan Sleeman, No Way Out
  13. Deborah Raney, The Face of the Earth
  14. Winnie Griggs, The Bride Next Door
  15. Sandra Robbins, Mountain Homecoming
  16. Julie Lessman, Love at Any Cost
  17. Leslie Gould, Adoring Addie
  18. Vickie McDonough, Whispers on the Prairie
  19. Carol Cox, Trouble in Store
  20. Rachel Hauck, Once Upon a Prince
  21. Terri Blackstock, Truth Stained Lies
  22. Louise M. Gouge, A Lady of Quality
  23. Missy Tippens, Georgia Sweethearts
  24. Richard Mabry, Stress Test
  25. Lynette Eason, When a Secret Kills
  26. Patricia Hickman, Tiny Dancer
  27. Lorna Seilstad, When Love Calls
  28. Colleen Coble, Rosemary Cottage
  29. Maureen Lang, All in Good Time
  30. John Otte, Failstate: Legends
  31. Anne Elisabeth Stengl, Dragonwitch
To take part in the hunt, you’ll begin here, on Lisa T. Bergren's site, on May 17 at noon or later that weekend, and loop through each successive blog or site, and finish on the same site too, by May 20. There is no race—you can complete it at your leisure, through the weekend. So mark your calendars to stop by here again the weekend of May 17! YOU could win one amazing prize!
Don't believe me? Take a look at all these pretties!

So seriously, friends and imps, mark it in red on your calendar and be sure to join this fun romp!


Hannah said...

AWESOME!!! I'll do this for sure! To be honest, the runner-up prizes sound best to me! I like good ol' fashioned books!

Sarah Pennington said...

Oh. My. Pumpernickel. Oh my thrice-baked pumpernickel with strawberry jam and honey butter. This is so ridiculously AWESOME! I cannot wait!

Brandi Boddie said...

Looks like great fun! Those books are gorgeous. Wish I could read them all now :-)

Galadriel said...

Sounds exciting. I'll definately keep an eye open

Molly said...

At the risk of sounding absolutely senseless...
What is this about? I mean, what do we have to do? Visit each blog? And then look for something?
That aside,
THIS SOUNDS LIKE FUN!!! WOW! I think both prizes sounds awesome--BOOKS TO DEVOUR. mwuhhahahaaa (and there is nothing SaraLyn can do to stop me meheeheeheeeee)

....That was supposed to be an evil cackle.

Clara said...

YES!!!! I have always wanted to do one of these! I'm so excited!!! We will all have so MUCH fun!

Lauren said...

Sounds like fun to me! Like Molly, though, I've never participated in one of these before . . . Someone care to explain the premise?
And the idea of 31 beautiful new paperbacks to read . . WOW! The covers are so beautiful!

Hannah said...

I was kind of confused how this works as well, but you start at Lisa T. Bergen's site and look for clue #1. I'm assuming it will marked as such. Write it down on a paper. Then you go through the following sites writing down each clue in order. The clues will form a quote which you'll need if you get an email saying you won.

I'm still not sure how this enters you in the contest, but we'll probably learn more on the starting day. If I misunderstood these instructions, please correct me! :)

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

Ooops, sorry to neglect all of you! I've been so busy, I have hardly LOOKED at this blog.

Hannah's description is correct as far as the scavenger hunt is concerned. You will collect CLEARLY MARKED clues at each of the blog sites in turn, starting at Lisa T. Bergren's. Each site will direct you to the next, and you make the rounds, collecting the clues (which are a word or a phrase), and put them together to form the final sentence.

I'm not entirely certain how it's tallied up at the end, but Lisa is handling that (and she's done this many times before, so I'm sure she'll make it clear!). Just follow through the blogs, gather your clues, and on the final stop, you'll be directed how to enter your name for the giveaway.

And it's going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!! :D

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

P.S. I'm offering my own EXTRA giveaway at the same time . . . and it's a big one! So watch out for that too. :)

Hannah said...

This is going to be so much fun!!!

Clara said...

I can't wait!

Rina said...

So excited! Last fall I participated and won something from one of the participating authors. :-) Looking forward to learning a bunch of great new things about the authors and their books!

Maria said...

Oh. My. Goodness!! So excited! I have never heard of this done before, but it sounds awesome! Count me in! I want some more books. ;-) haha

Unknown said...

So excited for this!!! :D

Molly said...

This sounds like a lot of fun. :) can't wait to start!