Scavenger Hunt Stop #9

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Welcome to the first ever Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! Make the loop to discover 23 new or upcoming novels, and write down the clue at each stop. When you know what the clues say, fill out the Rafflecopter form by June 4, 2012 (midnight EST) at www.LisaBergren.com, and you could be in the running for the grand prize of 23 new, autographed books (if you live in the USA; unsigned if international). Note: if you're the winner, you must email the complete statement within 24 hours of notification in order to claim the Grand Prize…so don't miss a stop! Be ready with your answer if you're the lucky winner! No need to email it unless you receive the good word on June 5, 2012.  ALSO! BONUS giveaway of There You'll Find Me.

-3 If you're just starting here, you're on step number nine, so make sure you swing back through and visit Stops 1-8. As my part of the hunt, I'm hosting the lovely and talented Sharon Hinck. Sharon is the author of multiple great books, including The Restorer's Son, now rereleased in the expanded edition!

Here's the lowdown on the book:

Chosen to save a people.

Called to serve an enemy.

Cast out by those he trusts and preferring to cross swords with the One rather than yield to His will, Kieran flees to enemy Hazor, only to find that the One knows no borders. Pursued by his calling, Kieran finds a boy without a home, a king with burning questions, and a nation torn by darkness. As he embraces the tasks the One has set before him, this new Restorer learns that the One requires his all—perhaps even his life. The original version was the winner of a Carol Award for Speculative Fiction. This new expanded edition includes a devotion guide, bonus scenes, and other great extras to immerse the reader in the world on the other side of the portal.

A SCAVENGER HUNT EXCLUSIVE FROM SHARON, AN INTERVIEW WITH KIERAN:

Sharon: Thanks for sitting down with me today for a chat.

-1Kieran (rolls eyes and sulks): Just get on with it.

Sharon: I'd think you'd have a little appreciation. You were only supposed to be a minor character in The Restorer, and ended up getting to be a protagonist of your own story in The Restorer's Son.

Kieran (scowls): I didn't ask for that.

Sharon (grins): That was the point, wasn't it? You encountered several callings that you didn't plan for.

Kieran: And I pride myself on planning for anything. Are we done now?

Sharon: Put your bootknife away and have some clavo. Readers have questions for you.

Kieran: Got any fermented orberry juice instead?

Sharon: Later. Here's my first question. When Tristan first found Susan, you offered to “get rid of her” for him. Would you have really killed her?

Keran: Of course. The stakes were high enough. The clans were falling apart, the Council was corrupt. She could have caused all sorts of trouble.

Sharon: Weren't you even a little awed when you witnessed the Restorer signs for yourself?

Kieran (shifts in his chair): Myths and prophecies never helped me before.

Sharon: Maybe because you spent most of your life running from the One?

Kieran (narrows his eyes): Have you been talking to Linette? That's not a topic I agreed to discuss.

Sharon: But many of the readers related to your spiritual journey. They want to know more.

Kieran (rests hand on sword hilt): Then they can read the book.

Sharon: Fair enough. One more question. I know you've tried to hit it, but you're really sweet on Linette, aren't you?

(sound of sword being drawn)

Sharon (ducking and running from the room): Kieran, thanks for participating in this scavenger hunt interview, and for keeping The Restorer's Son so interesting.

WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE RESTORER'S SON, THE EXPANDED EDITION

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Marcher Lord Press

SCAVENGER HUNT LOWDOWN

Scavenger Hunters (you Katnisses & Peetas, you), now go to STOP #10, Kim Vogel Sawyer's blog, to pick up your next clue.
Before you go, write down this clue for Stop #9: CAN

BONUS GIVEAWAY

I'm giving away a copy of There You'll Find Me, the Save the Date spinoff and story of Finley Sinclair. To enter, you have a few options. Do one or all. One entry for each shoutout or comment.
–Follow me on Twitter (@JenBJones) and send out a tweet mentioning Save the Date, There You'll Find Me, or A Charmed Life
–Follow me on Facebook
–Reference Save the Date, TYFM, or A Charmed Life in your Facebook status
–Leave a comment for Sharon Hinck in response to this question: Kieran lives out a great adventure. If you had to step into the shoes of a hero/heroine, who would you pick?

Bonus giveaway of There You'll Find Me entries cut off June 8 at midnight cst. Winner announced on the blog June 11.

Enjoy the Scavenger Hunt, everyone!

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 49 comments
Debbie Curto - May 31, 2012

I think I would like to be Esther! I think it would be great to save my whole nation

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Skye - May 31, 2012

This is so unoriginal, but I would pick Katniss because she’s awesome with a bow.

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Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction - May 31, 2012

I think Cami from The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter would be fun. She’s an awesome teen spy.

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Brittaney - May 31, 2012

I don’t know that I would want to be a hero/heroine. It seems like being one requires great personal sacrifice.

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Sharon HInck - May 31, 2012

Thanks so much for letting me hang out here during the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!!!

Twitter once told me I was “similar to”
Ted Dekker, Karen Kingsbury, and Jenny B. Jones.

I was SOOOOOO flattered!!!! 🙂

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June - May 31, 2012

Loved the interview with Kieran! This book sounds like it will be fun to read. Hero shoes are hard to fill, so I’m going to go with Kieran because I don’t know his story so I wouldn’t feel as intimidated as I might trying to fill anyone else’s shoes. Besides, from the interview, he sounds kind of like me 🙂

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Angel - May 31, 2012

I follow you on twitter now… and I tweeted about the book!

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kimberly vogel - May 31, 2012

Twitter follower!
I think I would step into the shoes of Noah… if I can jump into the Bible. The ark has always fascinated me. Hmmm…. maybe just wear his shoes for a moment. I think the ark would drive me CRAZY after a bit.

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kimberly vogel - May 31, 2012

Followed on fb

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Glenda Knapp Parker - May 31, 2012

I loved the interview. the book sounds great. Good to chat with you. Are you going to Panama? God bless you, Jenny

Glenda Parker

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Carol Gehringer - May 31, 2012

Actually, I’d pick Susan from THE RESTORER (Hinck) or Gabi from WATERFALL (Bergren). I like how they responded to their challenges!

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Becca - May 31, 2012

I have always wanted to be Lucy and visit Narnia. Thanks for doing this hunt! There you’ll find me is one of my favorite books of the year. I love Finley’s journey.

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Stephanie - May 31, 2012

Becca, the Narnia idea is great, I would be more of a Susan 🙂

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Claudia - May 31, 2012

If I were to step into a hero/heroine’s footsteps it would definitely be Thomas Hunter (Ted Dekker’s creation).

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Melissa Ortiz (@DCBelleonWheels) - May 31, 2012

I am definitely an Esther…I also relate strongly to Jael and Deborah in Judges.

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Dee - May 31, 2012

I’m pretty sure I’d want to be Rapunzel from Tangled! 🙂

But whoever put Esther is on the right track; I’d love to be her too!!!!

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Mocha with Linda - May 31, 2012

I already follow you on FB!

And I never thought about who I would want to be in terms of being a hero – what a tough question. Esther is a good answer. But since I’m also a nurse, I’ll go with Clara Barton!

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Mocha with Linda - May 31, 2012

Um, that would be heroine, not hero! LOL

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Kim Villalva - May 31, 2012

What a great story! Wow, I’m hooked! And such a fun interview too!

Hmmm…I think if I had to be a heroine (or chose to be), I’d probably go with one of Victoria Holt’s heroines…they always found themselves in some old house, with a mystery and a dashing man to complicate things. I love history and finding out about the history of places and who lived there!

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apple blossom - June 1, 2012

following on tweeter and tweeted

https://twitter.com/1apple_blossom/status/208556724326633472

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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apple blossom - June 1, 2012

love the story of Queen Esther

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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MIchelle - June 1, 2012

Ah, I agree with Kieran. Who wants to be a hero? Definitely not me. Someone else can fill that roll, thanks. Heroes wind up with scars, some behind bars, and most of them are never their own again.

The problem is, I hang out with THE Hero. And if I want to keep hanging out with Him, I suppose I’ll have to learn how to be one, too.

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Vanessa Hamman - June 1, 2012

I would pick any woman who is a survivor of domestic violence. I have been there and watched my mom go through it. It takes a lot of courage to leave. It’s not easy and it’s very scary.

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CTF Devourer - June 1, 2012

I would very willingly be Susan from this series! I related so well to her feelings and struggles. It was one of my favorite series just because of her character. I’m always a fan of characters I can relate to.

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Jenny - June 1, 2012

I would love to be Lizzie Bennett from Pride and Prejudice.

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Sherri Myers - June 1, 2012

I have followed you a long time on facebook. I don’t think I could handle being a heroine, I have enough trouble just keeping up being me. 🙂 God bless

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Jackie Tessnair - June 2, 2012

I follow you on facebook…Thanks

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Mary Preston - June 2, 2012

I’m not sure who I would choose. Perhaps Anne from Jane Austen’s PERSUASION. She has such a quiet strength,

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Mary Preston - June 2, 2012

FB: Mary Preston

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Marianne Barkman - June 2, 2012

I’d much rather not be in the lime light, so i guess that rules out my being a hero. i wasn’t sure about the Restorer series, but after reading Sharon’s ‘interview’ i think i changed my mind. i follow you on Facebook, Jenny, and twitter as mitzi_wanham.

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chelsea - June 2, 2012

If I were to be a herion… I have many favorites because I’m addicted to reading, but above any others I would want to be in the place of Lucy Pevensie.

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chelsea - June 2, 2012

If I were to be a herione… I have many favorites because I’m addicted to reading, but above any others I would want to be in the place of Lucy Pevensie.

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chelsea - June 2, 2012

It posted the typo haha. I tried fixing it but iy posted both ways !hs

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Laura Martin - June 2, 2012

I did all the steps…. as for a heroine, that would be hard to choose. I think that I would have liked to be Ruth in the Bible.

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bn100 - June 2, 2012

I’d step into Harry Potter’s shoes because it sounds very adventurous.

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Rebecca Booth - June 3, 2012

I would love to step into the shoes of Rebekah in the Bible!

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karenk - June 3, 2012

i would love to follow mary, the mother of jesus, for a day.

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jada-renee AKA cookie703 - June 3, 2012

I’d be Addison from Addison Blakely:Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid. The title is horrible. They should’ve called it Gummi Bears and Unlikely Love. I would be her because she goes through my problems but handels them better.

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Caitlyn - June 3, 2012

I am following you on Facebook, I would like to be like Christina from the Future Savior Series by Jennifer Hartz!

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Jenny B Jones - June 3, 2012

Great choices. Hero/Heroine can just be the main character, too. Doesn’t have to be a literal hero. Love reading these!

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melannie - June 3, 2012

Hmm, that’s a difficult question because I am NOT a brave person and I do not want to get through what these heros/heroines go through… but I guess I chose David from the Bible, ’cause I already know everything works out for him at the end because he had God at his side 🙂

I liked you on FB (melannie reads) and on twitter (@melannielove).

Fingers crossed for a signed copy! 😀

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Chelsea - June 3, 2012

I now follow you on facebook 🙂

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Mary Kay - June 4, 2012

I followed you on Fb (but am not a Twitterer…yet.)

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Mary Kay - June 4, 2012

Stepping into someone’s shoes?

I’m thinking fictional. I think it would be Elisabeth Kerr of Liz Curtis Higgs’s MINE IS THE NIGHT. She has spunk, a godly character, courage, a sense of humor, is a clever, hard-working, loving, loyal woman. (I’d like to be all those things, and hope I’m succeeding in some ways!) She also has a prince of a man as her devoted, courageous husband. Well, that I have, too; but we don’t ride horses. Well, daydreaming can be fun, eh?

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Kaye Whitney - June 4, 2012

I don’t play the violin, but I would like to step into the shoes of Elisa Lindheim in Bodie Thoene’s Zion Covenant Series. As an English teacher, I introduced the series starting with Vienna Prelude, and some of my students loved it so much that they bought the rest of the books and finished it before I did.

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Ladette - June 4, 2012

I follow on FB and Twitter and I tweeted about your books.

What hero/heroine would I be if I could?? I don’t think I would be. I more of a shadow/background kind of person (supporting role?).

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Kate - June 4, 2012

I just followed you on Facebook and Twitter!

And if I could be in the shoes of any hero, I would be in Mary’s from the Bible because she was not afraid to follow the will of God even though it could cause her to face negative consequences.

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Jessica.Laurie - June 5, 2012

*sulks and rolls eyes* Haha! Oh, Kieran…you are one of my all-time favorite book characters. 🙂

Great interview! Hate I missed this scavenger hunt, but I look forward to reading through the posts anyway to find some new books!

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Megan Reither - June 7, 2012

I posted on my facebook wall about one of ur books and i like your facebook page!

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