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What book should you read next? What words should you write next? Whether you're a reader, a writer, or both, you need look no further for ideas and pointers to help you make up your mind. You might even get your next book for free--and signed by the author!

Sometimes I even give away my own novels. My Inspirational romances and devotionals are pictured below and are detailed on my Books page. You can always count on a trace of humor in my novels and nonfiction. Whether you're a teen or a woman mature in years, I think these stories will ring true.

Read on, and discover some of today's most appealing Christian novelists, their latest books, and their words of wisdom and imagination. Enjoy!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Kimberly Rose Johnson and Free Books!

The theater ties them together but a painful past could pull them apart.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Heartbreaker Hero: Eddie’s Story, by Susan Page Davis, is:

jhdwayne@...

Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail mail address, and we'll mail your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's chat with novelist Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of the contemporary romance, An Encore for Estelle (Sweet Rose Press, May 2017).

Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing.

She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

When I was a kid I received an invitation to a casting call for the Mickey Mouse Club. We had just moved to Oregon from California. I loved the Mickey Mouse Club and wanted to try out, but my parents said no. I never knew how I got on that list.

And you might have ended up Mrs. Justin Timberlake or Mrs. Ryan Gosling, lol. 

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of An Encore for Estelle.

The theater ties them together but a painful past could pull them apart.

At a crossroads, former movie star Estelle Rogers, returns to the place that set her life on a new course. Although she expects a rough reception she is pleasantly surprised and quickly settles into her new position at the local children's theater. But her road back to acting isn't as smooth as she would like.

Tragedy brought Blake Price to Oak Knoll, Oregon, but it's love that keeps him there. His late wife and daughter loved acting, and he owes it to them to honor their memory with the children’s theater, but his new assistant is making changes he isn’t ready for both at the theater and in his heart. Can he forgive himself and move forward, or will he forever be tied to the biggest mistake of his life?

What is it about your lead characters that will make your readers care about them?

They are both relatable because they have faced hurt and loss.

Many readers enjoy reading seasonally set novels (Christmas, summer beach reads, etc.). Have you written anything seasonally set? If not, which season would you like to focus on in a novel?

Yes. I enjoy writing seasonally set books. ☺ I have four Christmas books, one Valentine book—the first book in this series opens on Valentine’s Day, I also have several books set in the summer, and one that covers Easter.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

When Angels Cry, by MaryLu Tyndall. It was an end times kind of story that captivated me. I even bought a copy for my dad and recommended it to my husband. It’s the kind of book both men and women would enjoy.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently writing the next book in my Melodies of Love series. A Waltz for Amber will release in October.

Where else can readers find you online?

You can sign up for my newsletter via my website: www.kimberlyrjohnson.com

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?

Thanks, Kimberly, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Kimberly has offered to give away an e-copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Kimberly's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE

Monday, July 3, 2017

Susan Page Davis and Free Books!

Detective Eddie Thibodeau may be ruined for undercover work when a video of him rescuing a toddler goes viral.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Upon a Spring Breeze, by Kelly Irvin, is:

susanlulu@...

Congratulations! I'll email you for your snail mail address, and we'll mail your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Subscribers are entered a second time when they comment.

And now let's chat with novelist Susan Page Davis, author of the romantic mystery, Heartbreaker Hero: Eddie’s Story (Tea Tin Press, July 2017).

Susan Page Davis is a Maine native now living in western Kentucky with her husband of 41 years, Jim, who is a retired news editor. They have six children and ten grandchildren. Susan has published more than 70 novels, mostly in the Christian romance, historical romance, mystery and suspense genres.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

Once upon a time, many (many) years ago, I was a waitress at a Howard Johnson’s restaurant, and I served Bob Dylan a cup of tea. With lemon.

How fun! I'm sure your gracious attention led to a well-crafted song in his repertoire.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Heartbreaker Hero: Eddie's Story.

Eddie Thibodeau is a detective in the Priority Unit, a fictional special unit in the Portland, Maine police department. The unit is called in to investigate when a man is found dead in the police chief’s back yard. Eddie is a young Christian with a checkered past. He is now dating his boss’s sister-in-law, Leeanne Wainthrop.

On New Year’s Eve, he and Leeanne are involved in a multi-car accident. They aren’t hurt, and Eddie helps the people in the vehicle ahead of them, putting out an engine fire and hauling a toddler from the back seat. Someone posts a video of his heroic actions, and that starts a frenzy over the dashing detective.

Leeanne isn’t sure what to think when scores of women join a Facebook poll that asks how many women have cried over Eddie. Living down his past may be harder than facing his future.

What is it about Eddie that will make your readers care about him?

Eddie used to like being the “bad boy.” He had his pick of the women in his circle. Now that he’s a Christian, he wants to clean up his act, but he finds himself in an awkward position, given his reputation. As his friend says, he doesn’t want to play with the bad girls anymore, but the good girls want nothing to do with him. Eddie has to prove that he’s trustworthy, which is made difficult by gossip and unsought publicity.

Many readers enjoy reading seasonally set novels (Christmas, summer beach reads, etc.). Have you written anything seasonally set? If not, which season would you like to focus on in a novel?

The featured book, Heartbreaker Hero, is set in December and January in Maine, which means lots of snow, a power outage, and more seasonal happenings. I think I’ve set books in every season now, but I haven’t done a lot with holidays other than Christmas. I have included Thanksgiving in some books. This one also includes New Year’s Eve, and The Saboteur and The Priority Unit include Memorial Day.

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

I just finished Ann Gabhart’s Murder at the Courthouse. It was a fun read.

What are you working on now?

I’m finishing up a cozy mystery for Guideposts in the Tearoom Mysteries series, and also working on Book 5 in the Maine Justice Series (The House Next Door). Harvey dabbles in real estate, but he has no idea of the terror it will bring to his family.

Where else can readers find you online?

Website: www.susanpagedavis.com
Twitter: @SusanPageDavis
Facebook
Sign up for my occasional newsletter.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:



Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

Eddie unintentionally becomes the city’s hero. Do you have a secret hero?

Thanks, Susan, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Susan has offered to give away a signed copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Susan's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

Also, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer, as well as my Disclosure of Material Connection HERE
 

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