Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt
Stop #21

ScavHuntPrizeFall2021.jpg

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 the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes!
• The hunt BEGINS on 10/21 at noon MST with Stop #1 at
LisaTawnBergren.com.
• 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, 10/24 at midnight MST)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books and learn new things about them.
• 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 the final stop, back on Lisa’s site. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!

How Click Bait Became My Muse

Hello there! I’m Nicole Deese and I write contemporary Christian romance novels for Bethany House Publishers. I adore reading books with humorous wit, emotional gumption, and plenty of spark and sizzle, which are precisely the kinds of books I strive to create. You can find a full list of my romance novels here and also here on my social media pages - Instagram and Facebook - where I share everything from the gorgeous north Idaho sunsets to polls about what kind of hot sauce goes best with tacos! To get the true inside scoop about all my writing endeavors and exclusive giveaways, be sure to sign up for my newsletter.    

 

Readers often wonder about the inspiration behind certain characters and/or topics discussed in books. For instance, four years ago, we adopted our daughter Lucy Mei from China which inspired me to write Before I Called You Mine, which received a starred Booklist review in 2020. But just like children, each novel is unique to its author, which means the inspiration behind each novel is also unique. In my newest release, All That Really Matters, my muse came in the form of an attention-grabbing click bait video where a beauty influencer was comparing five long-lasting mascara brands. And it was while watching that video that I began crafting a character who has since become one of my all-time favorites, Molly McKenzie.

Here’s a quick peek at what Molly’s book is about:

Molly McKenzie's bright personality and beauty advice have earned her an impressive social media following, but when a career-making opportunity presents itself which requires a unique type of life experience, she volunteers at a residential program for aged-out foster kids. Only the program's director, Silas Whittaker, doesn't seem to find Molly nearly as charming as her online followers do. At least, not at first. Molly’s influencer platform may have taken her years to build, but it will only take one summer to discover what really matters most.

I had so much fun writing Molly’s wit and charisma, but my true joy was found in the obstacles she fought to overcome at The Bridge, and, of course, in the servant-hearted man who proved to be her biggest challenge. But don’t be fooled by the glamorous sheen of this pretty cover because the emotional depth packed inside these pages is more than skin-deep.

 

Bonus Note: My next novel, All That It Takes, which will release in the spring of 2022, is a connected spin-off to All That Really Matters. And it’s on a special pre-release sale right now for 40% off through Baker Book House.

Here’s the Stop #21 Basics:                                                                                                         


If you’re interested, you can order ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS on Amazon, Baker Book HouseBarnes & Noble, Christianbook, or at your local bookstore!

Clue to Write Down: an autumnal

​​

Link to Stop #22, the Next Stop on the Loop: Michelle Shocklee's site!

         b                                                                                                                                            

But Wait! Before you go!

I am giving away a special ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS prize package (US only).

Package includes:

-Signed book & bookmark
-Matching Journal
-Rose gold glitter pen
-Out of Print library socks
-Gingerbread-scented wax melts
-OPI pink nail polish
-Handmade heart magnet by Lucy Deese

 

For your chance to win, complete the Rafflecopter form!