Thursday, May 31, 2012


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, 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 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.

Meet Janice Hanna Thompson! 

As a part of this scavenger hunt, I’m hosting Janice Hanna Thompson, a one of a kind author who loves romantic comedy. Her stories will make you laugh. Janice is a versatile writer who creates light-hearted historical, inspirational romance, quirky cozy mysteries and fun books for younger readers.

Tia Morales is used to calling the shots. She's the director of the popular sitcom Stars Collide, and her life on set is calculated and orderly. Well, most of the time. But her life outside the studio is another matter. If only she could get her family to behave as well as her stars do! When she starts butting heads with handsome camera operator Jason Harris, it's enough to send a girl over the edge. Will she ever learn to let go and take life--and love--as it comes? Full of the humor and crazy family dynamics Janice Thompson fans have come to love, this colorful story gives readers an inside look at Hollywood and a healthy dose of romance.

Here’s a Scavenger Hunt Exclusive

from Janice

that has never appeared anywhere else.


In the summer of ’79, my dad decided to move our family from Houston, Texas to Los Angeles CA so that he could get into the movie biz. I was eighteen at the time. I’d visited California on occasion, but had certainly never lived there. Settling on a home was a challenge, since my dad didn’t have a solid plan for how long we would stay in the area. He found a house in Bel Air West, off of Mulholland. We were literally a stone’s throw away from the Groves Overlook (above the San Fernando Valley). I still remember the house because it took my breath away: sweeping staircase, fabulous kitchen, fantastic backyard, complete with pool and Jacuzzi. Quite the place! We only lived there a few months, but the home left a lasting impression.

Jump ahead to 2011: When I decided to write The Director’s Cut, I set the story in Hollywood. Tia Morales (the story’s heroine) is the director of Stars Collide, a popular sitcom. She’s a busy gal with a very full life. Tia lives in (you guessed it) my old house! Quite a few years have passed since the home was built, and I happened to drive by it the last time I was in Los Angeles. It seemed smaller and definitely in need of an overhaul! Ack! Not at all what I remembered. Then again, thirty-plus years have passed. Houses, like people, age!

With that in mind, I decided to make the home’s renovation a major part of Tia’s story. She spends her days at the studio, directing the sitcom—a controlled environment. She spends her nights and weekends working on the house, (something she can’t control). To complicate the situation, her irresponsible brothers are in charge of the renovation.

In the end, Tia’s love interest, Jason, plays a key role in her home’s makeover. Through it all, she learns several lessons about trusting God with the details. Come to think of it, I learned a few lessons about trusting the Lord with the details of my life while living in that home, too. My memories of L.A. are sweet, and I hope it shows in Tia’s story. Oh, and for the record, one thing hasn’t changed in thirty-plus years: the views from Mulholland are as breathtaking as ever! Check out the picture of Groves Overlook for all the proof you will ever need!

The Groves Overlook: (Click the link to learn more about the area near my old home.)

 Find out more about Janice Hanna Thompson at:  

The Scavenger Hunt Skinny
Now mosey along, Hunters, to STOP #3: Cara Putman at
so . . .
you can pick up your next clue!

But before you go, 
write down this STOP #2 clue – these


  1. Not sure if I read the first or second book, but I was totally enamored with Tia so good to see her story. Adding it to my TBR list.

  2. Love the first two books in this series and just got this one in the mail today - can't wait to dive in!!!

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  4. Janna, sorry about the removal. Your note posted twice.

    Thanks for stopping in. And good luck with the scavenger hunt!

  5. Anonymous2:47 PM

    Read the first book, will have to get the next one! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Anonymous2:47 PM

    Read the first one, can't wait to read this one too!

  7. I'm almost through with this one and it rocks! Janice is a great author.

  8. Can't wait to read this book!

  9. Anonymous7:10 PM

    This is going on my list of things to read this summer!

  10. cool I read the first book in this series and loved, loved, loved it.

  11. I've read many suspence romance (mostly Colleen Coble) but never tried romance comedy in christian fiction! Deffinately going to look into that!

  12. That sounds like such a great book! I love how Janice fulfilled one of her dreams (redoing her childhood home) in her novel- that's such a neat idea. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. We are remodeling our home and it doesn't go as fast as you think it will ~*~ but I can see the finished rooms in my vision for them! Fortunately so can my husband when I describe them to him!

  14. We did two remodels this year! The one in Arizona was minor, just move some walls, paint, put new flooring in, but got a taste of things. The one in Alberta my brother took care of, but we communicated A LOT! Our experiences were much the same (except we still aren't done in AB, the bathroom door nob is not in) which was hilarious, and we understood each others frustrations!

  15. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Hi, Bonnie and Tia. I'd love to read this book. I'm a displaced California (LOL!) and miss it so much. Thanks for the blurb. Blessings!

  16. Hi Bonnie,
    Sounds like a great read!
    Thanks for your kind thoughts!

  17. would love to read this novel....sounds great!!!

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. Cyndi W.7:13 PM

    Sounds great... I look forward to reading it! I absolutely LOVED the 'Weddings by Bella' series!!!