Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scavanger Hunt Stop #14

Follow the clues for a Chance to Win a Kindle Fire HDX or 30+ novels!

Welcome to the Autumn 2014 Scavenger Hunt. You have arrived at Stop #14. The hunt begins at noon (Mountain Time Zone) on October 17, 2014. You may have arrived here before the start which could mean all of the sites aren't ready quite yet. Once the official start has begun, you should go to Stop #1 (www.robinleehatcher.com) and then work your way through the sites, gathering clues and entering bonus giveaways, until you reach the final stop which will also be on the site of Robin Lee Hatcher.

The hunt ends on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at one minute before midnight (Mountain). That means you have all of the weekend to finish it, so take your time. Enjoy reading the exclusive content the authors have prepared for you. You will collect a CLUE IN RED at each stop. Write them down as you go. At the end of the hunt, you will enter the clues into a Rafflecopter form. (The answer will make sense, even if you aren't familiar with the quote.)

The hunt is open to international entries. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire HDX. Two runners-up will receive a new release from each of the participating authors.

IN CASE YOU FIND A BROKEN LINK...
Robin Lee Hatcher has prepared a "cheat sheet" with direct links to each author's post in case a site goes down or a link gets broken. We hope there will be no such issues, but just in case, please make note of the URL for the Participating Authors Stops page so you can check back and be able to complete the hunt.

Now, it is my pleasure to introduce you to talented historical novelist, Olivia Newport. I have been intrigued by the lovely titles and premises of Olivia's work since her debut novel, The Pursuit of Lucy Banning. Her work has been praised for its attention to detail, elegant entwining of research with engaging plots, and beautiful style. Here is her author bio for you:

OLIVIA NEWPORT chases joy in Colorado, at the foot of the Rockies where daylillies grow as tall as she is. Her husband and two twenty-something children keep her grounded in reality when a cast of characters stomps its way through her head into a story. She is the author of the Avenue of Dreams series, the Valley of Choice series, and Hidden Falls, a 13-part serialization available in digital formats. 

Find out more at www.olivianewport.com, or find her at @OliviaNewport or www.facebook.com/OliviaNewport. 
 

Here is a little info about her newest release:

In a struggling Amish settlement on the harsh Colorado plain, Abbie Weaver refuses to concede defeat to hail, drought, and coyotes, even as families begin to give up and return east. The biggest challenge of all is the lack of a spiritual shepherd and regular worship. When Abbie discovers the root of a spiritual divide that runs through the settlement, she faces her own decisions about what she believes. She must choose between a quiet love in her cherished church, passion with a man determined to leave the church, or imagining her life with neither.

Olivia is here today to talk about the journey of discovery she went on while crafting this newest work of hers. I hope you will enjoy!

Feature Post: by Olivia Newport

 All Baptists believe …
All Presbyterians think …
All Methodists would agree that …
All is a dangerous word—and hardly ever true in general conversation!

When I first considered writing Amish-themed novels, no doubt I was among those who thought “all” Amish believe and live in identical ways. But this is no more true than lumping all Baptists, Presbyterians, or Methodists together.

With each novel I went a little deeper—and found wider divergence. Wonderful Lonesome is the fruit of this journey of understanding.

The story of Abbie and Willem and Rudy, of Ruth and Elam, opens the Amish Turns of Time series, in which I’m having a great time exploring the variety of Amish experience and expressions of faith. Each story in the series delves into a true turning point in Amish history, and some of the results may surprise you.

The Amish are not locked in history any more than the rest of us. They’re living history just as we are. They’re confronting changing times. They’re adapting and sorting out how their values and commitments bind them to each other. They love and strive, mourn and rejoice, hope and pray.

One dimension that drew me to the story behind Wonderful Lonesome is its location—only a scenic drive away from where I’ve lived for the last eighteen years. I’ve driven through that area many times over the years. Now when I go through Limon, Colorado, I’ll always see the farms and faces of my own characters. 
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 Thank you for sharing with us today, Olivia! I hope lots of folks will be eager to run out and grab this opening book to your new series.

Now moving on to . . . 

THE SCAVENGER HUNT SKINNY

Thanks so much for stopping by my site and participating in the new Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. Before you move on to Stop #15, which is Olivia Newport's site, to pick up your next clue, be sure to write down this Stop #14 clue: OR OFFER YOUR OWN

Also, please note: Many of the authors use Rafflecopter for their giveaways. Rafflecopter requires JavaScript to work. If you can't see the form, please turn JavaScript on in your browser in order to enter. Rafflecopter sometimes doesn't work on mobile devices. If you are on a mobile device and can't see the entry form, then you'll need to find a computer.


BUT BEFORE YOU GO . . .

I want to offer you a chance to win an autographed copy of my new novel, Golden Daughter, for your bookshelf! All you have to do is sign up for my newsletter. Just click this link and enter your email address and confirm that you would like to receive The Haven Chronicler, staying up-to-date on all the newest doings from Goldstone Wood. Confirm that you have signed up in the Rafflecopter form below, and your name will be entered to win! You can earn bonus points as well by liking my facebook page, subscribing to my blog, adding my book on Goodreads, etc.

Happy Hunting!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

oooh a scavenger hunt! I love them!
Jemma

Allison Ruvidich said...

This looks fun!!

Athelas Hale said...

The Scavenger Hunt looks quite interesting! Alas, it's during the weekend that I'm going to be traveling... Ah, well. Have fun with it! :D

I'm already a subscriber to your newsletter... Am I still allowed to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for Golden Daughter?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

@Athelas--You should still be able to enter! Just click that "you have subscribed" (or whatever the button says). :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun! Do you have to be a blogger to enter?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

@Anonymous--No, you don't need to be a blogger! You can still collect all the clues and enter your name in the Rafflecopter form at the end of the hunt. :)

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Awesome giveaway, thanks!!! I would love the chance to win a copy of your book Anne Stengl!!! I'm a subscriber of your newsletter!!!
sarahrichmond(dot)12(at)gmail(dot)com

Caryl Kane said...

Hello Anne, thank you for being a part of the hunt even in the midst of moving into your lovely new home!

Deanna Stevens said...

Looks like a great read :) Thanks

anna pfeil said...

I would love to read your books. thank you. I love scavenger hunts.

scaro said...

Sounds like a good book.
Carol Smith

Anonymous said...

Love the hunt. Some many new authors. Thanks

Necee L said...

These books look great! Can't wait to read this series

Anonymous said...

I keep tabs on you through FB already, and I think I already am subscribed... I am unsure of one thing. is the giveaway open to international participants?? Thank you for the interview and your time. This book sounds very interesting. I have a lot of catching up to do where reading and stories are concerned. hahah...

CC Uphaven

The Artist Librarian said...

I've been waiting for this novel to come out ... super-excited to see Asian elements being used in Christian fantasy! ^_^

Sierra Faith said...

Loved your book Heartless! I have two ore book from you in the mail to me :D

Merenwen Inglorion said...

Okay, I feel stupid, but...what's the difference between the newsletter sign up and the "subscribe to blog?" Is the "latest news on Goldstone Wood" the newsletter or the blog subscription?
Do you put your email in the little box that shows up to subscribe???

Thanks!
-Merenwen

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

Hi, Merenwen--Yes, the newsletter is different from the blog. The blog is general, fun, random posts. The newsletter keeps you up-to-date on release dates, specials, upcoming events, etc. It's shorter, only sent out quarterly, etc.

And yes, you enter your email address. :)

Anne Elisabeth

Anonymous said...

How do you get funding for such a big giveaway? I'm impressed.
Jemma

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

@Jemma--All the participating authors pitch in to pay for it! It's really very nice for all of us. :)

Chloe Shoaf said...

This book looks really good! The cover is really cool! Hope to win!!