The Countdown is On! Only 1 Week Left!!

The Countdown is On! Only 1 Week Left!!

Welcome to the countdown to my big 5-0!! I have some serious goals before I turn 50:
1) I want to lose 40 lbs. (DONE!!!)
2) I want a rough draft of KETURAH (working title for the first in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters trilogy) to be done (10K words left to go—the bones are there!)
3) And I want to give away a lot of books (100+) that are just sitting in my storage unit—plus some Kindle Fires and Target gift cards (and more) in the last couple of weeks.

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Here are this week’s chances to win some books! If you won a book already, please only enter for the Kindle or Target card—we want to share the book bounty!

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The Countdown is On! 2 Weeks Left!

The Countdown is On! 2 Weeks Left!

Welcome to the countdown to my big 5-0!! I have some serious goals before I turn 50:
1) I want to lose 40 lbs. (Only 2 left to go! Eeep!)
2) I want a rough draft of KETURAH (working title for the first in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters trilogy) to be done (35K words left to go!)
3) And I want to give away a lot of books (100+) that are just sitting in my storage unit—plus some Kindle Fires and Target gift cards (and more) in the last couple of weeks.

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Here are this week’s chances to win some books! If you’ve already won, please just enter the Kindle and/or Target gift card contests—we want to share the book bounty!

NOTE: All of these are for USA-only because of shipping costs. Those readers outside the USA can enter to win the THREE WISHES & FOUR WINDS Rafflecopter as well as the Target gift card Rafflecopter. If Rafflecopter chooses you as the random winner, you’ll receive the books via bookdepository.com and the equivalent value of the Target prize in Amazon credit.

 

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The Countdown is On! 3 Weeks Left!

The Countdown is On! 3 Weeks Left!

Welcome to the countdown to my big 5-0!! I have some serious goals before I turn 50:
1) I want to lose 40 lbs. (4 left to go!)
2) I want a rough draft of KETURAH (working title for the first in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters trilogy) to be done (35K left to go!)
3) And I want to give away a lot of books (100+) that are just sitting in my storage unit—plus some Kindle Fires and Target gift cards (and more) in the last couple of weeks.

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Here are this week’s chances to win some books! If you won last week, please wait until the last two weeks to enter again—we want to share the bounty!

 

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The Countdown is On! 4 Weeks Left!

The Countdown is On! 4 Weeks Left!

Welcome to the countdown to my big 5-0!! I have some serious goals before I turn 50:
1) I want to lose 40 lbs. (still 7 left to go—I seem to have plateaued!!!)
2) I want a rough draft of KETURAH (working title for the first in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters trilogy) to be done (40K left to go—making good progress!)
3) And I want to give away a lot of books (100+) that are just sitting in my storage unit—plus some Kindle Fires and Target gift cards (and more) in the last couple of weeks.

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Here are this week’s chances to win some books! If you won last week, please wait until the last two weeks to enter again—we want to share the bounty!

 

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The Countdown is On! 5 Weeks Left!

The Countdown is On! 5 Weeks Left!

Welcome to the countdown to my big 5-0!! I have some serious goals before I turn 50:
1) I want to lose 40 lbs. (33 down, 7 left to go!)
2) I want a rough draft of KETURAH (working title for the first in the Sugar Baron’s Daughters trilogy) to be done (55K words left to write, but I’m on a roll!)
3) And I want to give away a lot of books (100+) that are just sitting in my storage unit—plus some Kindle Fires and Target gift cards (and more) in the last couple of weeks.

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Each week I’ll post new Rafflecopters where you can enter to win a book or a whole trilogy. Enter any Rafflecopter that you think you’d like to read that book/series or know someone you could give it to. For my international friends (outside the USA), I’ll have 1-2 options for you too–because it’s so expensive to ship internationally, I have to pick and choose what I offer you (e-books or things I can email you or ship via Bookdepository.com). I’m already maxing the budget shipping a bunch of books to USA residents;  I hope you understand. THIS WEEK’S open-to-internationals contest is THREE WISHES and FOUR WINDS. If you live outside the USA and win, I will send you e-copies of both books. 🙂

So…what’s involved? Just enter the Rafflecopters below. (There are some ways to earn extra points for the trilogies.) Then check back each week for the next week’s offerings! (Although if you win, I’d ask you to bow out until week #4 and #5. We want to share the bounty.)

Thanks, in advance, for celebrating with me. I’m so thankful for my first 50 years on earth…including almost 50 books published. God is good, all the time.

 

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Fall ’16 Scavenger Hunt Basics

Fall ’16 Scavenger Hunt Basics

If you’ve never taken part in one of our hunts, here’s the deal: You’re about to learn something new about (or be introduced to) 30 awesome Christian fiction authors, writing very unique books, from suspense to romance, supernatural to contemporary, young adult to historical women’s fiction. Feel free to TAKE YOUR TIME—you have all weekend to complete the hunt and enter for all the prizes along the way, including the big prizes (no need to race). Besides, each author has offered you unique information, found nowhere else on the Internet!

Here’s Your Basic Information:

Hunt Runs: November 3 @ NOON Mountain through November 6 @ MIDNIGHT Mountain (yes, some stops are appearing already–but all links won’t be working until noon on the 3rd–just wait to start scavenging to have the best experience!!)

Grand Prize: $250 Visa gift card & 30 books; 2nd Prize: $125 Visa gift card & 30 books; 3rd Prize: $75 Visa gift card & 30 books. Open to international entrants. (But if someone outside the USA wins, books will arrive without autographs and you will receive the equivalent of US$ in Visa credit via gift card.)

PLEASE DON’T USE INTERNET EXPLORER to go through the loop. We have many web sites that don’t play nicely with IE. We recommend you use Firefox or Chrome. (And they’re way better anyway!)

The HUNT BEGINS AT STOP #1 and ENDS AT STOP #31, WHERE YOU ENTER YOUR INFO IN THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM. To enter for the prizes, collect all the word clues in red from each stop in the hunt to formulate the quote(s).

If you get lost along the way, here’s the complete list of all 31 stops with links:

STOP #1 Lisa T. Bergren
STOP #2 Deborah Raney
STOP #3 Jody Hedlund
STOP #4 Roseanna White
STOP #5 Cindy Woodsmall
STOP #6 Connilyn Cossette
STOP #7 Melissa Tagg
STOP #8 Janet Chester Bly
STOP #9 Katherine Reay
STOP #10 Rachel Hauck
STOP #11 Louise Gouge
STOP #12 MaryLu Tyndall
STOP #13 Colleen Coble
STOP #14 James Rubart
STOP #15 Leslie Gould
STOP #16 Ronie Kendig
STOP #17 Sibella Giorello
STOP #18 Margaret Daley
STOP #19 Kristen Heitzmann
STOP #20 Lisa Harris
STOP #21 Carrie Stuart Parks
STOP #22 Serena Chase
STOP #23 Laura Frantz
STOP #24 Suzanne Woods Fisher
STOP #25 Tricia Goyer
STOP #26 Maureen Lang
STOP #27 Ruth Herne
STOP #28 Melanie Dickerson
STOP #29 Susan Sleeman
STOP #30 Tamera Alexander
STOP #31 Lisa Bergren/Prize Entry Page

Questions? Email Lisa@bergrencreativegroup.com

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt: Stop #1

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt: Stop #1

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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! There are 31 stops in the hunt, and you need to go through them in order, so you can collect all the clues and then enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes!

  • Make your hunt using Chrome or Firefox (NOT Explorer).
  • There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt–you have all weekend (until Sunday, 11/6 at midnight Mountain time!) 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 #31, back here on my site. Note that many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!
  • Need more info or have lost your way? Check out the SCAVENGER HUNT BASICS/OVERVIEW POST

It is my honor to host the amazing Deborah Raney. Deb and I met years ago when I was an acquisition editor and came across her beautiful writing. Here’s a brief summary of her newly republished INSIGHT: Olivia Cline has followed her husband to a new town, hoping for a fresh start after Derek’s affair with a coworker. But before they’ve even moved into their new home, tragedy strikes, and Derek is gone. With no job, no insurance, and precious little money, how will she cope? Going back to Chicago isn’t an option. Espeically not, given Olivia’s shocking discovery just weeks after Derek’s death. Her answer comes in the form of a job posting–and the handsome, brooding artist who posted it.

insights-boardVisual Inspiration for My Novels, by Deborah Raney

I’m delighted with the new cover my husband created for Insight. And most fun of all, I wrote a brand new epilogue for the novel after a good number of readers said they wanted to see where Olivia and Reed were a few months after the novel closed. I think you’ll like their romantic happily ever after!

With each book I’ve written, I’ve created an inspiration-board with photos of my characters, my setting, the homes they live in, and any other images that will help me place myself in the midst of my story. When I wrote the first draft of Insight, I was still creating actual poster-size inspiration-boards that I propped on my desk each Monday morning and didn’t take them down until the weekend. In recent years, programs like Pinterest, Scrivener, and desktop wallpapers have allowed me to have my inspiration-boards right on my laptop. With this reissue of Insight, I’ve created a new Pinterest board for the novel, which you can see here: https://www.pinterest.com/deborahraney/insight-~-a-novel-by-deborah-raney/

Thanks so much for hosting me, Lisa. Happy hunting, all!

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DEBORAH RANEY’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title and launched Deb’s writing career.Twenty years, thirty books, and numerous awards later, she’s still creating stories that touch hearts and lives. She and husband, Ken, traded small-town life in Kansas for life in the city of Wichita. They love traveling to visit four grown children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away.


HERE’S THE STOP #1 SKINNY:

You can read reviews about Deborah’s book on Goodreads, and order it on Amazon.
CLUE to write down: “No
Link to Stop #2, the Next Stop on the Loop: Deb Raney’s own site!

But wait! Before you go, I’m offering three books to three different entrants—any one of my River of Time or Remnants Series, or Three Wishes, the prequel to Four Winds. All you have to do is sign up to get my e-newsletter (top right of my page, green box) or note you’re already a subscriber. Additional points to those who follow me as an author on Goodreads or on Instagram!

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Basics

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Basics

If you’ve never taken part in one of our hunts, here’s the deal: You’re about to learn something new about (or be introduced to) 32 awesome Christian fiction authors, writing very unique books, from suspense to romance, supernatural to contemporary, young adult to historical women’s fiction. Feel free to TAKE YOUR TIME—you have all weekend to complete the hunt and enter for all the prizes along the way, including the big prizes (no need to race). Besides, each author has offered you unique information, found nowhere else on the Internet!

Here’s Your Basic Information:

Hunt Runs: April 22 NOON Mountain through April 25 MIDNIGHT Mountain (yes, some stops are appearing already–but all links won’t be working until noon on the 22nd–just hang on!)

Grand Prize: $300 Amazon gift card & 32 books; 2nd Prize: $125 Amazon gift card & 32 books; 3rd Prize: $75 Amazon gift card & 32 books. Open to international entrants. (But if someone outside the USA wins, books will arrive without autographs and you will receive the equivalent of US$ in Amazon credit via gift card.)

PLEASE DON’T USE INTERNET EXPLORER to go through the loop. We have many web sites that don’t play nicely with IE. We recommend you use Firefox or Chrome. (And they’re way better anyway!)

The HUNT BEGINS AT STOP #1 and ENDS AT STOP #33, WHERE YOU ENTER YOUR INFO IN THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM. To enter for the prizes, collect all the word clues in red from each stop in the hunt to formulate the quote(s).

If you get lost along the way, here’s the complete list of all 32 stops with links:

STOP #1 Lisa T. Bergren
STOP #2 Jody Hedlund
STOP #3 Sibella Giorello
STOP #4 Ann Gabhart
STOP #5 Richard Mabry
STOP #6 Lynette Eason
STOP #7 Sandra Byrd
STOP #8 Lyn Cote
STOP #9 Roseanna White
STOP #10 Angela Hunt
STOP #11 Catherine West
STOP #12 Lori Benton
STOP #13 Ruth Logan Herne
STOP #14 Margaret Daley
STOP #15 Sarah Sundin
STOP #16 Olivia Newport
STOP #17 Tamara Leigh
STOP #18 Robin Lee Hatcher
STOP #19 Kristen Heitzmann
STOP #20 Deborah Raney
STOP #21 Mesu Andrews
STOP #22 Melanie Dickerson
STOP #23 Beth Vogt
STOP #24 Hillary Manton Lodge
STOP #25 Leslie Gould
STOP #26 Marta Perry
STOP #27 Carolyn Aarsen
STOP #28 Tricia Goyer
STOP #29 Susan Sleeman
STOP #30 Ronie Kendig
STOP #31 James Rubart
STOP #32 Jill Williamson
STOP #33 Lisa Bergren/Prize Entry Page

Questions? Email Lisa@bergrencreativegroup.com

 

 

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #33 & Prize Entry Form

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #33 & Prize Entry Form

Finished the Loop with all 32 stops? Then enter the secret quote in the Rafflecopter form below!

Looking for the first stop? Check out Stop #1. Think you missed a stop? Check out THIS post with the whole loop and links.

GRAND PRIZE: All 32 books from all the authors, plus a $300 Amazon gift card. If winner is in the USA, books will be autographed. If winner is outside of the USA, he/she will receive books via BookDepository.com (not signed) or e-books (winner’s preference) and the equivalent of $300 USD in Amazon credit.

2ND PRIZE: All 32 books from all the authors, plus a $125 Amazon gift card. See above for international winner details.

3RD PRIZE: All 32 books from all the authors, plus a $75 Amazon gift card. See above for international winner details.

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Thanks for taking part in our Scavenger Hunt! We hope you found out about lots of great authors and books and you have a list ready for your library, local bookstore or online retailer! Happy reading!

Trouble with the Rafflecopter form? Email Lisa@BergrenCreativeGroup with your name, the secret quote and she’ll enter your name manually before drawing.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE ON THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM ON APRIL 27, 2016. WINNERS SHOULD ALSO RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM ME, SO MAKE SURE Lisa@bergrencreativegroup.com is in your address list!

 

 

 

 

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