Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt: Stop #4

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 25 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prize

  • The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site.
  • Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).
  • There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 10/22 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books.
  • Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the clue on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at Stop #25. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!

Today it is my pleasure to introduce to you my friend and uber-talented suspense writer Lynette Eason. We’re both participating in the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt, and let me tell you…there are some great authors on this tour! I am so excited to be participating! Be sure to read all the way to the end where I have a giveaway unique to this stop!

 

Now without further ado, here’s Lynette!

What happens when readers ask for more!

I don’t know about you, but I grew up reading constantly. Even when I had school work to do, I would pick up a book first! LOL.

One of my favorite series was Nancy Drew. Each time the bookmobile came to my neighborhood, I was there looking for the next book in the series. I simply couldn’t get enough of them! Mystery, danger, and a little bit of romance. All combined to make up the perfect story. Which was probably one of the reasons I chose to write in the genre I do.

Chasing Secrets is the last book in the Elite Guardians Series. It released in August 2017 and had an impressive amount of preorders according to my publisher. I started getting emails and Facebook messages from readers about how sad they were that the series was ending. Of course, I was flattered and honored that they loved the books that much, but the more the messages rolled in, the more I started thinking that maybe I didn’t want the series to end either. But then I dismissed the thought as impossible. You see, I’ve already written two of the four contracted books in the Blue Justice Series that starts releasing in January 2019.

And since I’ve already sold the next series, I was moving on to researching some of that in my “spare” time. HOWEVER, readers have been persistent. So, I approached my editor about the idea of shelving the series that would come after the Blue Justice one and return to the Elite Guardians. Once I showed her the emails and facebook posts, she got really interested and is going to take the idea to the powers that be early next year.

All that to say…I have no idea what will happen, but I love the idea. And I want to let the readers know that when you express an opinion or a wish about another book or the desire to continue a series, we really do listen!

So, I’m curious. Do you have a favorite series? Do you have one that you wish would never end?

Thanks so much for joining in on this fun scavenger hunt! I hope you find lots of new authors and fabulous books to read!

God Bless,

Lynette Eason

Lynette Eason is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 40 books — she’s also one of my go-tos for romantic suspense. She writes for Revell and Harlequin. In 2016, she was one of the top ten finalists in the James Patterson co-writer competition. Lynette regularly teaches at writing conferences all over the country and can be found online at www.lynetteeason.com.

Here’s the Stop #4 Skinny:

You can order Lynette’s book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD or at your local bookstore!

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Link to Stop #5, the Next Stop on the Loop: Lynette Eason’s own site!

 

Y’all, I’m also giving away a copy of my new series Hidden Justice. All you have to do is use the form below to enter. Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. Pingback: Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt List of Stops | Lisa Tawn Bergren

  2. This is early in the scavenger hunt but it has all been educational, fun, and informative. However, I found the map on Robin Hatcher’s interview quite interesting, as to how she plots out her cute towns featured in her books.

  3. Lynette, I can’t think of a series that I wish didn’t end but I am a huge fan of spin-off series! I enjoy jumping right into a familiar setting or among familiar characters. I’m already invested in the story and it’s a warm and cozy readerly feeling. By the way, I just had my first experience with one of your books over the summer and I’m an instant fan! Already have another on the shelf ready to read!

    Cara, I love the variety of authors in these scavenger hunts and I’ll be extra excited if I come across a new to me author! I’m so happy to have hopped across some of my favorites already. Thank you for the additional giveaway!

  4. I think it’s too soon to call a “favorite” since we’re only on stop four, but so far everyone has been very informative and interesting.

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  5. So far, I have really enjoyed all of the stops on the Hunt. I love learning about the books through the authors’ perspectives. It makes me that much more excited to go buy the books and read them.

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  6. I loved Nancy drew’s, too! (And, my brother’s Hardy Boys!) I still have some of Nancy Drew’s from the 50’s!

  7. I like reading about the different authors and books, and discovering new things to read. I don’t really have a favorite stop so far, they’ve all been interesting.

  8. I haven’t visited all the stops yet, so I don’t have a favorite, but these so far are all my favorite authors. I wish Susan May Warren’s Christiansen family series would never end, but I do love how we keep meeting the same characters in her other series. So in a way, they have never ended. And every time I read a series by another author, I wish too that they would never end. We have been blessed with so many good writers!

  9. Havent read this series yet, but I love your interview and comments about the relationships that are threaded throughout. My interest is peaked!

  10. Very difficult to pick a favorite stop! I do like the links we can click to follow authors on Twitter. I guess my favorite stop was the first one, because of the map, and the photos of fall in Idaho.

  11. Thank you the opportunity to win your book series this would be an awesome way to discover a new-to-me author. Thanks again!

  12. I can’t really say that I’ve had a favorite, I’ve enjoyed the whole concept of the hunt itself & finding new-to-me Christian authors! Thanks for being a part of it.

  13. I really liked the first stop with Robin Lee Hatcher, but all the stops so far have been great.

    Lynette, I can’t really think of a series that made me feel like that off the top of my head. But I agree that the last thing you want when you love a series and its characters is for it all to end.

  14. I don’t have a favorite stop…I never do with these scavenger hunts because I love them all! I always find a new author or learn about some of my favorites. I also learn more about writing which I always love learning about.
    There are many series I didn’t want to end. Even some of the stand alone novels I love I wish could have series so the story didn’t end. When a reader gets attached to a character it is hard to see them go or not see more of their life story.

  15. I loved the Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon series when I was growing up. I don’t really have a favorite series as an adult.

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  16. This is all so fun! My first reading scavenger hunt. I am very excited about your new series. Thank you so much for the chance to win it! I loved the interview with Lynette. I was a huge fan of Nancy Drew as was my mom, and eventually my daughter. Can’t wait to read some of Lynette’s books too!

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  17. I love these scavenger hunts…and I love your stop! Mostly because I’ve enjoyed all the books I’ve read of yours, and I am a longtime fan of Lynette Eason (and LOVE that Elite Guardian series!! 🙂 )

  18. My favourite stop so far was Rosanna’s, because it lead me here. I saw the Nancy Drew book and knew I’d enjoy this. (My first introduction to Nancy Drew was my 7th birthday party where I got a copy of The Hidden Staircase.)

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  19. This is my first time to do a scavenger hunt. It is so fun! My favorite has probably been this one and Roseanna White’s because I’m learning a bit more about authors I know only a little about.

  20. So hard to pick a favorite! Haha.
    But I had to chuckle at Rosanna White book-aholic tendecies and loved her idea of more books shelves – that would solve my problem too!

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  21. I love all of them! I’m such a sucker for prizes, and when prizes are books, I am sucked in faster than sweet tea goes down on a hot summer day.

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  22. Lynette, that’s so cool that your publisher is open to reader feedback! I’m still working on the Elite Guardian series, but I’m totally loving it so far!

  23. I haven’t read one of your books yet, Lynette that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. I try to get them as soon as I can after they are released. I now have over 1/2 dozen on my phone Kindle app. One series I really enjoyed and would like to read more is the Tanner Hollow series.

  24. Christian suspense books are fabulous! I particularly love the Christian ones because they are clean, exciting, and have inspirational material contained therein.

  25. I can’t pick one favorite thing so far. It’s all been so interesting. I love how so many of yall can work together to make something like this happen!

  26. Each stop has been my favorite and I look forward to all the stops!! I love scavenger hunts and following along with each author. 🙂

  27. No favorite stop yet but thoroughly enjoying the adventure! I loved those series from the 50’s & still had them all in mint condition – until my Mother sent them home with niece while I was in college & they have NEVER been seen again! I really wish I still had them! I am a great fan of series & usually don’t want them to end. Occasionally I do believe an author will have covered what they intended to & it’s okay for that series to end because you know they are going to start another one you’ll love as much or more! Lynette I’m excited there will be more to come in your Elite Guardian Series!

  28. I don’t really have a favorite stop yet, but I have to tell you, after reading your comments on Roseanna White’s page I had to smile. You said that you didn’t want to make your hero a law enforcement hero since your readers wanted a more average guy living a big life like their husbands. I suppose I could describe my husband as average, but he is a law enforcement officer and he is definitely my hero, and has been for just shy of 35 years. I LOVE law enforcement heroes! 😉

  29. Since this is stop #4, it’s hard to say. Each stop makes me eager to read the book mentioned by the author. I’ve read Beyond Justice and the Advance copy of Imperfect Justice and just have to read the first book.

  30. My absolute favourite series ever is the Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery. While I love a bit of dystopia (go Katniss!) and my shelves are full of mysteries (I wanted Trixie Belden to be my best friend when I was a kid), I think it’s such a shame that so few people are writing sweet, innocent stories like the Anne, Heidi and Katy series.

    For the competition, it’s hard to pick a favourite stop even at this point, but I did love reading about Roseanna’s book, An Unknown Name. Sounds fascinating!

  31. I love this scavenger hunt! I am finding so many great books to read!! I can’t wait till Christmas break and summer vacation to enjoy all of these books!

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  32. As this is only the fourth stop so far on the scavenger hunt, I can’t really say which stop I liked the best. I enjoy reading each of the stops and making a list of books that I *have* to buy! Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt! =)

  33. Really enjoying the scavenger hunt and finding new Christian authors to add to my reading list! Giveaways are awesome too! More books to read and share!

  34. Anne of Green Gables series…LOVE, love, LOVED that a preteen and gobbled up every book. Also, Lisa Bergren’s River of Time series…loved that one too. 🙂

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      My daughter had read Lisa’s River of Time series like I read Anne of Green Gables. Multiple times. I’ll admit I’ve enjoyed it, too. A trip to Italy? Yes, please!

  35. I’m enjoying all of them so far. You’re (Cara) a new author to me and I’m already excited to have found your books. I have your most recent release and your upcoming release in my shopping cart now.

    Lynette, my favorite series growing up was also the Nancy Drew series. As an adult, my long-time favorite is Dee Henderson’s O’Malley Chronicles.

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  36. So glad to be apart of this so that I can get introduced to authors I have not heard about, or am not familiar with!

  37. Cara, you’re a new author to me, and I love what I’m seeing. Hoping to find you in local library.

    Lynette, I’ve read every book available in our library by you. Unfortunately, some parts of series are missing as our little library is on limited budget.

    I loved reading suspense with lots of action, strong characters, and complicated relationships.

    Stop #2 is one I spent most time on, as I read a preview of one of her novels. I’m looking forward to next stop, Lynette.

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  38. I used to adore the Nancy Drew series. It was so much fun as kids with my cousin and sister because we would pretend we were Nancy, Bess, and George and go on our own adventures. 😀

  39. That is a tough question!!! I haven’t done all the stops, but I’m sure I won’t be able to pick a favorite at any point.

  40. I don’t think I have read any of your books but I’m looking forward to finding them at the library. Love finding new authors! I love Lynette Eason’s books

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  41. I really liked all the stops, but Lynette Eason’s was my favorite. Her current series and Dee Henderson’s are my favorite series.

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  42. Wow! Thanks for sharing that Lynette. It’s always fun when a favourite series lasts longer than originally planned because everyone falls in love with the characters. A favourite? Well, I haven’t seen all the posts yet to make a fully informed decision, but I liked this one the best so far. I’ll probably enjoy Sibella Giorelo’s and Melanie Dickerson’s posts too as they are 2 of my favourite authors.

    And I found Sibella Giorelo from one of these treasure hunts. 😀

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  43. Hey Lynette and Cara! Each stop is a favorite since I learn more about the author and see a bit behind the scenes into their world.

    Thank you for this fun Scavenger Hunt!

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  44. I haven’t gotten there yet but my favorite stop will probably be Melanie Dickerson because I’ve read and loved several of her books already. Pretty much every other author is either unknown to me or I I’ve heard of them but just haven’t had the chance to read them yet.

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  45. I like all of the stops so far. I have learned about new books, new authors to me and that I am not the only one who keeps books. I enjoyed reading Nancy Drew, Trixie Beldon,Hardy Boys and Cherry Ames growing up.

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  46. I am only on stop # 4 currently so this is a hard question. I just am so blessed at all the authors, prizes and connections you guys have provided in this years hunt.

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  47. Cara, I have not read any of your books, so this would be a great giveaway for me to win :). Thanks for the opportunity!

  48. Cara, I liked your post about the relationships between your characters. When I read books, or especially a series of books, I feel like a know the characters and miss them when the book or series ends.

  49. Lisa’s is my favourite so far but I haven’t finished the hunt yet. I loved so many series when I was younger – Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Little House on the Prairie, etc. I basically read anything I could get my hands on.

  50. Love your writing Cara. I do lose sleep though because of the suspense that you create or maybe it is those relationships. Keep it up!

  51. I love giveaways and I am very thankful that you are doing well. It is always so appreciated! These no doubt take a lot of time to put together and we really enjoy them, at least I know I do. I have never won anything but I love hearing from you all and hearing about new books and different facts about books! I love series books, most of the time, I don’t read stand alone books because I like to get to know those characters more than just one book. If a book has a series, I’m more prone to read them! This is totally in my teenage years but the Christy Miller Series by Robin Jones Gunn is one that I can’t stop reading. They are still going and I’m 30 and want to read them all. I am passing them down to some youth in my life! 🙂 I just love books in general!!!

  52. I just love books and reading, so the scavenger hunt is so much fun! I have been introduced to several new authors that I really love. I am looking forward to any new books that both of you write. 🙂

  53. I’m enjoying reading more about some of my favorite authors and also some new-to-me authors and their books. The posts are all very interesting.

  54. I just finished the Scavenger Hunt!! Woo Hoo!!! Favorite stop on the Scavenger Hunt?…..that’s a tuffy as there were sooo many good stops! I don’t think I can pick just one. Thanks to all of you authors who made this such an amazing event and your generosity with all the prizes!! It was AWESOME!!!

  55. My favorite site so far has been Robin Lee Hatcher’s site hosting Roseanna White. Roseanna is one of my favorite authors and I loved seeing all the full bookcases. It looked like someone sneaked into my house and took pictures. Lynette, I recently finished the Amazon Adventure series and enjoyed it.

  56. Thanks for the scavenger hunt its great to get to find new authors. i am always looking for new authors to read. Love a good mystery book as well.

  57. What a fun way to learn about our favorite authors, and ones we aren’t familiar with, too! Thanks for the fun! I loved all sites, I don’t have one favorite!

  58. Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt. After I finish visiting all the stops, I will have a new list of authors to read.

  59. The series I have re-read most is Galleries of Stone by Christa Kinde.

    I have enjoyed each stop for a different reason. I always love seeing the background and process of writing and publishing.

    Thanks for the hunt!

  60. I’m having to rush through, because it’s been a busy few days and I haven’t had time to do this! So, I’ll have to go back and really read through the sites. I love doing these every year though!

  61. I have only read the first book in your Elite Guardians series, but I am excited to finish the series! I am truly enjoying the scavenger hunt, and thank you for the giveaway!

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