2nd and 3rd PRIZES: $50 Amazon, BN, CBD, or BookDepository.com Gift Certificate!
And yes, this contest is open to international entrants, too! If you live outside the United States and your name is selected as a winner, you'll receive the equivalent in gift certificates funds to the prize in US dollars. Pretty cool, huh?
Unbelievably, THIRTY-ONE AUTHORS are participating in this give-away. Look at all these wonderful books!
Interested? Of course you are. :o)
So...here's what you need to do:
After NOON MDT TODAY, go to Stop #1 and get started. From there, just follow the links until you reach the final stop, #32, where you'll fill out the Rafflecopter form with the information you've gathered. Then watch your email! Winners will be notified via email on Oct. 29 and you'll have 24 hours to claim your prize or it will go to another randomly drawn winner.
Simple, huh? And promises to be LOTS of fun. So plan to come back here after NOON MDT, click the words "Stop #1" in the above paragraph, and off you'll go!
God bless you muchly as you journey with Him! ~Kim
P.S. -- Remember, do NOT attempt to follow the below instructions until you've visited STOP #1 after NOON MDT TODAY. Thanks!
As my part of the Scavenger Hunt, I am hosting Kacy Gramckow, who writes as R.J. Larson:
I had the privilege of meeting this delightful author just this past July at ICRS in Florida. She actually had typewritten words imprinted on her fingernails! That was the neatest thing EVER in nail decor. :o)
Officially, R.J. Larson is the author of numerous devotionals featured in publications such as Women's Devotional Bible and Seasons of a Woman's Heart. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband and their two sons.
The Fall Hunt features Judge, Book 2 in the Books of the Infinite fantasy series.
The last thing Kien Lantec expects on his first day of military leave is to receive marching orders from his Creator, the Infinite. Orders that don't involve destroyer-racing or courting the love of his life, Ela. Adding to Kien's frustration, his Infinite-ordained duties have little to do with his skills as a military judge-in-training. His mission? To warn the people of ToronSea against turning their backs on the Infinite to worship a new goddess.
But why Kien? Isn't this the role of a true prophet, such as Ela of Parne? Seeking answers, Kien visits Ela and finds her stricken by a devastating vision of her own. Her birthplace, Parne, has forsaken their Creator and will soon suffer judgment. Pulled in separate ways, each must seek to follow the Infinite's leading...and hope He will reunite them again soon.
An Exclusive from R.J.!
Taming the Beast
Judging by readers’ reactions, Scythe, a.k.a. “Pet”, a monstrous black Istgardian warhorse, known as a Destroyer, is hands down the most popular character in the Books of the Infinite series. How did this happen?
To quote W. C. Fields, “Never work with children or animals.” In other words, “Pet” (depicted here in all his grumpy glory by artist, Katharin Fiscaletti) didn’t read my carefully prepared synopsis, or my notes.
As the author, I’d originally planned for this bad-tempered black monster to be a one-scene threat in Prophet. A fleeting menace who would be swiftly vanquished by his Creator, thereby protecting our young heroine, Ela, prophet of Parne.
“Pet” had other ideas. The instant he looked Ela in the eyes and saw his Creator’s presence through her, Scythe was smitten. As the initial scene progressed, I realized that Scythe could perform a useful role, adding humor to Ela’s often thankless missions and—much like Shakespeare’s clowns—lighten dark moments in the story. Surprisingly, “Pet” has obliged, throwing himself wholeheartedly into the role.
I’m forever grateful.
Scythe’s ever-present appetite, his surly demeanor, and his overwhelming instinct to chaperone and protect Ela despite all odds, have prompted enthusiastic readers to compare him to Maximus of Tangled fame. With all respect to the worthy Maximus, Scythe/Pet is very much his own monster—written eight months before Tangled hit theaters in 2010.
This month, Scythe returns in Judge, serving Ela’s mortal love, Kien Lantec, as they face new adventures unexpectedly ordered by their cherished Creator, the Infinite.
Will Scythe ever be tamed? Time will tell!
Looking for more information on Judge, Scythe, and the Books of the Infinite series? Visit R.J.'s website or the publisher, Bethany House.
Judge can be purchase through Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookseller.
Now, write down this STOP #14 CLUE: it down, and then proceed to stop #15, which happens to be R.J.'s blog, Illuminating the Word Through Fiction.
AND for a chance at a hand-carved cross, which represents the faith to which Tarsie in A Home in Drayton Valley clings, be sure to either comment on this blog post, comment on the BLOG NOTIFICATION post on my Facebook Page, or leave a message in my website Guestbook. For each post/message, your name will go into the drawing, so you have the chance to be entered three times.
Okay, that's it! Have fun hunting! Blessings~Kim