Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #12

» Posted on Apr 3, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #12

scavengerhuntThank you so much for participating in the Spring Scavenger Hunt Stop #12. I have done this every year and love meeting all the people who come through. I’m hosting Susan Sleeman, a fantastic romantic suspense author. I’m thrilled to share her information with you. 

Before we get started I want to remind everyone to visit every stop for the word clues you will need to enter the grand prize drawing at the end of the scavenger hunt. So don’t forget the clue in red at the end and the link to Stop #13. Also I will be running a bonus giveaway for this stop. So check it out after you read all about Susan Sleeman. 

The first stop on the hunt is at: in case you need to start at the beginning.

Prizes for Scavenger Hunt (contest you enter at the end of hunt):

Grand Prize: Kindle Fire HDX (valued at $229) plus a $100 Kindle gift certificate. 
Runners-up: two winners will each get a complete set of all 32 novels

In case you find a broken link…

We have prepared a page with direct links to each author’s post in case a site goes down or a link gets broken. We’ll be working on getting all of the links prior to the start of the hunt, but sometimes there are still issues even after the hunt starts, so make a note of the URL for the Participating Authors & Stops page so you can check back and be able to complete the hunt.


Who is Susan Sleeman?

susansleemanSUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational and clean read romantic suspense books. Her first book, High-Stakes Inheritance was an ECPA bestseller. Award nominations include The Christmas Witness for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence and Thread of Suspicion for the 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award. In addition to writing, Susan also hosts the popular website She currently lives in Oregon, but has lived in nine states. Her husband is a realtor and they have two daughters, a son-in-law, and an adorable grandson.

Dark Tide by Susan SleemanFloating Homes

What could be more relaxing than coming home from work to your houseboat or floating home on the river? Settle into your lounger and let the water lapping at the sides of boat wash away your stress. Get lost in the stars twinkling overhead. Listen to the gentle rhythm of the water. Sounds perfect right? It is and Portland, Oregon has many floating home communities on the Columbia River.

Wanting a unique setting for Dark Tide, I had to feature one such community. Now, of course, I write romantic suspense, so this idyllic setting had to change. Insert an overcast sky with threatening clouds. Fingers of fog creeping over the edge of the deck. A quiet mist coating everything, the deck’s planks slippery and dangerous. A killer moored in a smaller boat in the middle of the river. The sliver of moon outlining him and his gun. Then you have the opening scene of Dark Tide, the fifth and final book in my Justice Agency series.

So check out this amazing video of floating homes on the Columbia River and use your imagination to transform it into my opening scene. Then let me know what you think about this type of lifestyle. Could you live on a houseboat?

Video of Floating Homes

Bonus Contest by Margaret Daley:

I have two copies of Deadly Hunt (ebook) and Bodyguard Reunion (print) to give away to two people (the books I highlighted on Stop #11). If you want to enter, please comment below and tell me who has been an example of a strong woman to you. I will pick a winter Monday, April 7th. I will email you that day if you have won. I will give you a second entry if you sign up for my newsletter and a third if you like my Facebook page.

The next stop is Stop #13 at Susan Sleeman’s blog. The clue for this stop is: that everyone. Have fun. If you come back during other weeks to my blog, I showcase Christian authors and Christian fiction, often with giveaways.