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Monday, November 11, 2019

Kimberly Rose Johnson and Free Books!

A woman is left $1500 to gift anonymously at Christmas, but with little time to spare, will she be able to find a deserving recipient?

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free e-copy of Karin Beery's contemporary romance/women's fiction book, Practically Married, is:


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And now let's chat with novelist Kimberly Rose Johnson, author of the contemporary romance, Sara’s Gift (Indie published, October 2019).

Award winning author 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, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

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

I enjoy quiet.

I imagine we all have times we prefer that, Kimberly! I love when the house is quiet, and like a lot of people, I can't write unless it's totally quiet. I guess I'm too easily distracted.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Sara's Gift.

Christmas is the season of giving, but Sara isn’t sure she is up to the task. Playing secret angel in high school was fun, and now, years later, Sara has the opportunity to do it once more on a bigger scale. She enlists the help of Gabe, her long-time best friend, to come up with a deserving recipient. But something is off with Gabe—he’s more attentive than usual.

The Christmas season has put Gabe in a reflective mood. His evaluation of his life has left him lonely and wanting more. But can his heart have its desire? That’s up to Sara.

Can these two long-time best friends navigate their changing relationship, or will the romance Grinch steal their Christmas joy?

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

They are relatable. They also care about others.

Imagine you’re waiting at the gate for your flight somewhere. You see someone sitting there, reading your latest release. What expression do you hope you see on his/her face?

I hope they are smiling if it’s one of my romances and if it’s one of my mystery or suspense novels I hope to see anxiety mixed with pleasure.

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

I finished listening to an audio book yesterday by Kathy Harris called Deadly Commitment. This book gripped me with the teaser! I can’t say exactly why I liked it so much other than I liked the characters and plot. It wasn’t bogged down with extra stuff that didn’t need to be there. It was simply exceptional! I never listen to an eight hour book in three days time and I did with this one. I created excuses to be listening. My house is cleaner than normal this week.

Oh, that's funny. And I hear you. I haven't been able to go on my regular walks for the past several months, and what I especially miss is not being able to listen to audio books.

What are you working on now?

I’m writing the fourth book in my Librarian Sleuth Mystery series.

Where else can readers find you online?

The easiest place to find my social media is on my website. From there you can access links to all my social media.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:

To read a sample from the book, go HERE.

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

Have you ever been the recipient of a good surprise? If so, what was most special about it?

Thank you, Kimberly, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your novel. Readers, Kimberly has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to her question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. 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. 

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Lori91301 said...

Two things come to mind with regard to a good surprise: First, my husband threw me a 60th birthday party at a nice beach-front restaurant, decorated beautifully with a beach theme and 30 close family and friends to surprise me. It was so out of character for my husband. I really enjoyed his creative efforts and the wonderful people who showed up. Second, I won a fairly large cash prize from a local radio station. They called me at work and I reacted in a way that showed them I thought someone was pranking me. It was great to find out that it was real. At the time we had 4 boys at home and lived paycheck to paycheck, so it was a very pleasant surprise. I'd love to read your new book. I love Christmas stories (Hallmark movie lover here) and I love looking for people who could use a helping hand in my daily life. lorigeorge[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kimberly said...

Those are a couple of very fun surprises, Lori! Your husband sounds like a great man.

Gail H. said...

When my daughter was four she threw me a surprise 40th birthday party. I had a rural postal route and the mail was especially heavy that day. Friends and neighbors had gathered and left and gathered again. By the time I got home only the true blue friends were still there. I was totally exhausted but what a sweet surprise from my dear little girl!

Kimberly said...

What a cool surprise! I'm glad your true-blue friends were still there.

Trish Perry said...

Some dear girlfriends of mine threw a surprise birthday party for me for my 50th. I might have figured things out if they hadn't told me it was a birthday surprise party for one of their husbands. They even asked me to bring food, which I did. I expected just three couples for that pot luck, and it was wonderfully disorienting to walk in and join the huddled group, as if the husband was about to arrive, and then to see people there I hadn't expected, AND to see the husband we were supposedly surprising. I was huddled with them for a second or two before they all yelled, "Surprise!" It was great.

Anonymous said...

My sister had been telling me that she had a “stone” for me and I expected that it was a loose gemstone, which would be very nice. However, when she gave it to me it was actually a pendant in a gorgeous setting! It is special because it matches a ring that she wears and is a very close match to my birthstone.
perrianne (DOT) askew (AT) me (DOT) com

Kimberly said...

That is awesome, Trish!

Kimberly said...

What a sweet sister!

Nancy P said...

I have been surprised many times in my life. A lot of times it was a loved one but sometimes it was a complete stranger, who saw I needed a helping hand or simply a smile. We can all give back...start with a smile. It may mean little to you but it could mean everything to someone else.

Vivian Furbay said...

Would like to read this to see who is given the money and if there is a romance. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

Trish Perry said...

I love that, Nancy. Just giving a smile--costs us so little but can bless someone more than we ever expected.

Kimberly said...

Amen, Nancy. A smile can make a huge difference in a person’s day.

Kimberly said...

There is absolutely romance.:)

Nancy P said...

Sounds like a great book.



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