Saturday, November 1, 2008

Midnight Hours Treasure Hunt

Today is my turn to host the Midnight Hours Blog Tour! Midnight Hours by Vivian Zabel is available now from 4RV Publishing at .

For my stop, I've decided to do something a little different. Welcome to the Midnight Hours Treasure Hunt!

To participate in the Treasure Hunt, please e-mail your answers to me at On November 9, 2008, I will randomly choose one person who has successfully completed the treasure hunt, and that person will receive a copy of Midnight Hours, courtesy of me. (Must be willing to give out address in order to receive the prize.)

Answers can be found at:

1) What is Midnight’s real name?
2) How did Jackson Mason die?
3) Who published Midnight Hours
4) What is Martin Rogers’ official title?
5) How long has Vivian been married to her husband?

Good luck!

Also, don’t forget to enter Vivian’s contest for a $25 gift certificate!

Prize: $25 gift certificate from

1. Each person who comments on a blog stop receives one entry. For example, if a person leaves a comment (or more) on four blog stops, he has four entries. (one entry per blog tour stop)
2. A purchase of Midnight Hours from the 4RV Bookstore, or from the author, receives fifteen (15) entries. Books must be bought directly from the author or from the publisher. A person may have entries from a purchase and from leaving comments.
3. The final step in the contest: Each person with entries must send an email to with the answer to the following question: What time does Midnight appear on the game site to chat with Martin?November 5, a random drawing will be held using a program online to choose a winner. Vivian will notify the winner by email and will post the result on her blogs at Vivian's Site and Brain Cells & Bubble Wrap.


Vivian Zabel said...

Thank you, Crys. I never expected something like this on a blog tour stop. Very creative.

Now if we can keep Midnight away, and not allow her to cause trouble.

Of course last night may have worn her out. She was out until all hours. Hmmm ... she's still out.

Crystalee said...

Uh oh... I hope Midnight doesn't cause too much trouble in my blog!

elysabeth said...

Good job Crys. I like the fact that you lead people to the Midnight Hours website to search for the answers. This makes an interesting posting. Thanks for doing this. See you in the postings - E :)

PS: Since I already have a copy of Midnight Hours, I'll not send you the answers and let someone else try to win. E :)

Ransom said...

Great job, Crys! I don't see Midnight yet, perhaps you'll get lucky and the mysterious one won't haunt you.

I love the use of your creativity- keep it up!

Kathy Stemk said...

What fun!! Great contest too. Good luck! I love your Puppy?

Midnight said...

Did you really think you could keep me away? I won't attack Mrs. I-have-an-eraser-and-delete-key because I know what she would do, but the rest of you are fair game.

Martin Rogers said...

Midnight, you may as well leave now. You know all the people associated with the blog tour are under protection.

Midnight said...

There are some things you cannot protect. You can't protect everyone's computer ... hummm?

Brian said...

Hello Midnight. It's your old friend Jack here. Ever get the feeling you're being followed? I just wantd you to know that wherever you go, I follow, and you never know, one day I may just step out from the shadows to say "Hi" in person. Now wouldn't that be a meeting? Enjoy your day, but leave the nights to me fair lady...

Yours truly

Jack the Ripper

Midnight said...

Oh my, Jack, you do know how to get a girl's heart to tippy-tapping don't you?

But I may appear in the night, but I'm not afraid to do my work day or night. You never know when or where you might find me waiting, my dear.

Rebekah said...

Hey, Crys. Totally awesome idea for the tour! What a great way to get people to not only see the book, but also visit the site. I sent you my answers and now I've gotta get back to writing.

Good luck with the tour today. Hope lots of people visit! It really is a cool idea.


Susan said...

Cool idea for a treasure hunt, Crys. Might have to steal, uum, borrow it myself sometime.

Morgan Mandel said...

I've just taken a break from my NaNoWriMo writing. Great idea of a treasure hunt, but sad to say, I don't know all the answers.

Morgan Mandel

Vivian Zabel said...

Morgan, all the answers are found on

I'm glad to see people entering the scavenger hunt.

Remember, too, to send an email with the answer to the question in rule 3 for the gift certificate drawing.

Rena said...

What a fun idea. I was thinking I couldn't participate because I have yet to get the book. I just saw Viv's post though, so I'm off to check her site.

Good luck with the tour!

DawnEmbers said...

This is really cool Crys. An awesome blog for the blog tour.

I can't wait to see your stuff as well.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

What a neat idea, Crystalee. Now I must go on the treasure hunt.

Have a super day.


Vivian Zabel said...

Wow, I go take a nap and all kinds of people come to visit.

I'm glad you thought of the scavenger hunt, Crys. I bet I could answer all the questions without looking at the Midnight site.

Crystalee said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting! Except for you, Midnight. *glares her way*

So many people are in the running for the free book! Get your entries in by midnight tonight and you could be the randomly chosen winner.

Midnight said...

(smirks at Crystalee) It's not a wise move to pull the tiger's tail.

Vivian Zabel said...

Whew! Midnight got me, messed up my access to anything on blogger. I couldn't view my blog or this one or any blog on blogger. I kept getting a message that I was a virus or automated program.


Anyway, time to say goodnight. Thank you, Crystalee, for a great blog stop, and thanks, everyone, for stopping by.

Charlotte Phillips, Co-Author of The Eva Baum Detective Series said...

I love treasure hunts and I missed it! Teach me to come late to the ball.

Dana Fredsti said...

Dang, I missed most of the tour because it was during my hell week at work, but I loved what I did catch! And I can always go back and read the archives! Congrats, Viv, and Crystalee, nice tour stop!!

Vivian Zabel said...

Today, on http://vivianzabel.blogspot, is the last day of the tour.

Come join us for the wrap up.

Maryann Miller said...

Nice contest and I enjoyed getting to know more about Midnight and Vivian.

Also love your dog, Crystalee. Great Pyrenees? My grandson has a dog that is part GP, and he is the most wonderful dog in the world. We all want to steal Tex. :-) I keep telling my grandson I need Tex for my goats, but he isn't giving in to Grandma pressure.