Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #12

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 31 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes!
  • The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site.
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It is my honor to host the amazing and very talented Colleen Coble. If you're a reader of Christian Fiction, I'm sure you're already acquainted with her fabulous books.

Here's more about her new exciting release, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens.

Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living.

Renting out the small cottage on her property seems an obvious choice, but it won’t be enough. When entrepreneur Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it’s almost too good to be true. And maybe it is—because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be out to kill his family.

The more time Kate spends with Drake and the girls, the more difficult it becomes to hide her attraction to him. But a family crisis isn’t exactly the ideal time to pursue a romance.

Meanwhile, Kate learns that her uncle—in prison for murder—has escaped. Add to that a local stalker who won’t leave her alone, and Kate is looking over her shoulder at every turn. With threats swirling from multiple directions, she wonders if her blueberry fields will ever flourish again . . . or if this twilight is her last.

Set on the beautiful coast of Maine, Twilight at Blueberry Barrens brings together suspense, romance, and the hope that one day new life will come again.

Today, Colleen is sharing some great recipes with us!


3 Favorite Gluten Free Blueberry Recipes 

I’m a big fan of healthy eating, and I can’t eat gluten. I’ve been searching out healthy recipes for many years now. After researching Twilight at Blueberry Barrens, I went on a blueberry kick. When I was in Maine, the wild blueberry barren leaves were bright red, and I was able to buy the tiny wild blueberries everywhere. Yum!

The following three recipes are some tried and tested ones that I love. I make the pancakes or the smoothie quite often for breakfast, and the blueberry crumble is a favorite dessert recipe. Enjoy!

Blueberry Pancakes

Ingredients:
1 c buckwheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xylitol
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
¼ c egg whites or 1 whole egg
1 c almond or rice milk
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Mix dry ingredients together then add liquids and mix. Pour about ¼ c batter into hot non stick skillet greased with a little coconut oil. Cook until bubbles begin to pop up then flip over and cook on other side.

Blueberry Crumble

Ingredients:
1 c almond flour (I prefer Honeyville brand. It has a finer texture.)
4 cups of blueberries
¼ cup of coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
½ xylitol or maple syrup (or ¼ c honey)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 8×8 or larger baking dish with coconut oil. Place berries in baking dish. Combine ingredients with a fork or your hands until it makes a crumbly topping. You may need slightly more with a different brand. Sprinkle/crumble the topping over the berries. Cook for about 20 minutes (fresh berries) or 30-40 minutes (frozen berries.)

Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients:
1/2 cup almond, cashew, or coconut milk
⅔ cup frozen blueberries;
1 cup spinach or kale leaves
1 T xylitol or maple syrup or ½ T honey
2 tbsp. almond butter
1/2 cup water

Blend until smooth and enjoy! Let me know if you try them!

(Thanks, Colleen. Those look delicious!)

Colleen Coble is the USAToday bestselling author of many romantic mysteries. She is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and has over 4 million books in print. She lives in Indiana with her husband.


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Here’s the Stop 12 Skinny:

You can order Colleen's book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD or at your local bookstore! 

Clue to Write Down: My Clue for Stop #12 is WE KNOW
Next Stop on the Loop is Colleen Coble's site !


But wait! Before you go, I’m offering this really cute Pirate Nutcracker!  All you have to do is sign up to get my e-newsletter (form is on the right column) or note that you’re already a subscriber. Additional points will go to those who follow me on Facebook or Amazon.

I will announce the winner on this blog on November 8th!



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42 comments:

  1. Thanks fir being part of the scavenger hunt.

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  2. I loved Colleen's book(s) and am so glad that I found her. I can't wait to try these recipes! Thanks for being part of the hunt. I am already a subscriber.

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  3. I love blueberries!
    And what a cute nutcracker!!

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  4. If the food is as wonderful as your books they will all be a winner.

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  5. I follow you on fb, amazon and your newsletter. :) I love your books.

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  6. Now I'm really hungry for blueberries! I may have to make one of the recipes to munch on while I'm reading Twilight at Blueberry Barrens.

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  7. what a cute nutcracker, thanks for the contest and happy holiday season

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  8. I subscribe already---thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Pirate!!!! Hahaha! I subscribe and follow you EVERYWHERE. LOL

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  10. Thanks for your participation!!!

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  11. I subscribed. Love the recipes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Thanks for sharing the recipes. I have to read Colleen's book. Living on the coast of Maine, I have to!

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  13. love the recipes going to try a few,thanks for the giveaway.I do follow Collen coble on FB and that's a cute pirate nutcracker

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  14. First, you know I love all of your books. Second, I can not WAIT to read She Walks In Power! It looks like it will have everything I've come to love about your writing! Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mimi! Funny.. but my grandkids call me Mimi. :-)

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  15. Mary Lu, I thought the diapers in your office made for an interesting decor. Also, since I didn't see any easels or art supplies, I wondered about having the canvases in your office. However, all the things I saw do tie in with your interests or writing or activities.

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    1. LOL.. Yes, besides diapers there are usually bottles, clothing, and toys.. but I tried to clean it up a little. As far as painting goes, I had to quit a while ago because I didn't have time for both painting and writing.. The object out of place is something that belongs in the kitchen.. and it's on one of the bookcases.

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  16. I am already a subscriber. I love your pirate books!!!

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  17. Such an adorable nutcracker! already subscribed and following on Facebook and Amazon! =) Love your books! =) They fulfill my need for adventure and romance! =)

    Loved the tour of your writing room! Looks so neat! As for the mystery of what doesn't belong in there... The microwave. It should be in the kitchen. Eating snacks and being able to nuke a quick warm meal is a must in order to keep ones' creative mind working, though it feels like it could be a hazard when food is too close to the computer or books. =) Surprised no one's mentioned it yet. =)

    ~ Amber =)

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    1. Hi Amber! Thanks for dropping by and for watching my video. Nop.. no microwave in the room... I'll have to go back and see what you were looking at. But I do love a good snack while writing.. popcorn is the best. :-)

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    2. bummer. thought I had it. must've been a printer or something. =)

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  18. Thanks for the recipes, subscribed and follow on Amazon.

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  19. Yesterday, when I got home from work, I had a package from Fiction Guild Team Challenge. Inside was Twilight at Blueberry Barrens! Colleen Coble is one of my favorite authors.

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  20. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this wonderful nutcracker...he is so cute...it would be an honor and blessing to win!!! I liked your Facebook page...followed you on twitter and Pinterest...and everything else...also signed up for newsletter...my pleasure...have a wonderful, Blessed Day!!!

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    1. Please make sure that I am signed up...my email address is cavallofrances@yahoo.com...thanks so much again...God Bless You!!! You are a great writer!!!

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    2. No worries.. I got you, Frances. :-)

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  21. AHOY CAPT'N MARYLU! I already receive your newsletter and follow you on Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest and Goodreads.

    I LOVE your spiritual perspective! Blessings to you!!

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    1. Ahoy, Caryl!! Thanks for coming by! :-)

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  22. Love gluten free recipes that I know are good!

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  23. it says.....Hi, you've already signed up with this e-mail address. so i guess i am already signed up lol.......Love the blueberry recipes.

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  24. Hello Pirate lady, you have a following all to yourself I am sure but it is nice to see ya on "The Hunt" and endorsing Colleen Coble whom I like reading also. Have a great weekend.

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  25. I am already a subscriber of your newsletter and thanks for participating in this fun giveaway hunt!

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  26. I am subscribed and follow on FB !!!
    Good Evening MaryLu !!!
    Hugs
    Linda Marie Finn

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  27. I am subscribed and follow on facebook and amazon

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  28. I'm already a subscriber, Facebook and Amazon follower. Loved the tour - would love to see more of your beautiful paintings and perhaps purchase one, if you have one for sale?? My eyesight isn't the best - I looked closely, but not sure I identified the out of place items in your office - perhaps 2 glass jars with lids (unless they were candles) or diapers?? Thanks for the giveaway opportunity- love your books, as you know!!

    Love, prayers, and hugs!!

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    1. I must have made it too hard to see! It was a hand-held electric mixer on the book shelf! You want to buy one of my paintings? Aren't you sweet! They really aren't that good. But you made my day.

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  29. Cook pictures on your website Love the boat and the nut cracker would be a great addition to my collection. I look forward to reading your books

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