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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Join our Scavenger Hunt with Kaye Dacus

We are going to have a bit of fun today as we welcome Kaye Dacus, author of Follow the Heart. She is having a scavenger hunt and I am helping her out.

Kaye has written a period piece novel that has her readers scouring the websites of other authors for the answers to questions she has posted about her new novel. The questions are from Book 1 in The Great Exhibition Series, which will be published by B & H PPublishing in May 2013. Here's a bit about the book!

Kate Dearing’s life is turned upside down when her father loses everything in a railroad land speculation and she and her brother are shipped off to their mother’s brother, Sir Anthony, in England with one edict: marry money.

Though their uncle tries to ensure Kate finds matrimonial prospects only among the highest echelon of British society, her attentions stray to the one of the least eligible people at her uncle’s home—the garden designer.

Trying to push her feelings for the handsome—but not wealthy—man aside, Kate’s prospects brighten when a friend of Sir Anthony’s, a wealthy viscount, shows favorable interest in her. But will marrying for the financial security of her family be the right thing to do, when her heart is telling her she’s making a mistake?

Mandates . . . money . . . matrimony. Who will follow the heart?

Now here is a bit about the author.

Humor, Hope, and Happily Ever Afters! Kaye Dacus is the author of humorous, hope-filled contemporary and historical romances. She holds a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, is a former Vice President of American Christian Fiction Writers, and currently serves as President of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kaye lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and even though she writes romance novels, she is not afraid to admit that she’s never been kissed.

So what do the readers have to do?

Each participating blog has both an answer and a question—but the answers and questions aren’t on the same blog. SO DON’T POST YOUR ANSWERS HERE! Collect the questions and answers in an e-mail—along with the address of the site where you found each—to be sent to Kaye Dacus once you’re confident you have all of them and be entered to win one of FIVE signed copies of Follow the Heart when it releases in May 2013. Visit http://kayedacus.com for the list of participating sites in the scavenger hunt and rules for entering the contest.

Here is a question: If people spent all day at the Exhibition, where did they eat—and what about bathroom breaks?

Here is an answer: Conceived and marketed as The Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition of 1851 is generally considered to be the very first world’s fair. “. . . the Exhibition of 1851 is to give us a true test and a living picture of the point of development at which the whole of mankind has arrived in this great task, and a new starting-point from which all nations will be able to direct their further exertions” (Prince Albert)

Now...for the readers that have visited this blog...When you send in your scavenger hunt information from this site, include the following blurb about my new novel, Run, River Currents.

Emily Evans enters the side door of the ornate Catholic Church, walks up to her father's casket, stands over him and rubs her hand back and forth the smooth cool surface before balling her hand, pulling back her arm and punching him full force in his face. Now find out why.

So leave me a quick comment on the above blurb, and then head on over to Kaye's website to post your answers!! Have fun!


  1. Scavenger hunts are a blast. Thank you for the info on your book as well Jenn

  2. I'm playing! Nice to find your blog, Ginger.

    Your blurb is... wow! ( I take it, it's a half closed casket tee her)
    I'm going to have to come back and find out what happens next.

  3. Wow, now I'm intrigued after reading that excerpt. Thanks

  4. Wow, Emily Evans knows how to release her emotions. Now to find out what set her off like that! Can't wait to read that book!!!!!!

  5. Talk about cliff hanger openings, I definitely want to know why. Sounds great!

  6. That excerpt definitely makes me interested in learning more!

  7. Hey yaw'll!! So glad to have you stop by! Hope you are having fun! Thanks for the kind words! Comeback and visit soon!

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  8. Whoops, I made my comment as a reply. Let’s try this again! Haha!

    Oh my, I was NOT expecting that! Interesting, very interesting! Thanks for participating in the scavenger hunt!

  9. You new book sounds very interesting. I enjoyed participating in the scavenger hunt.


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