Monthly Archives: October 2015

New #Christmas Release

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I’m super excited to announce that Island Christmas releases tomorrow. Island Christmas is the third book in my Wildflower B&B Series.

Book one, Island Refuge, is free TODAY on Amazon. So if you don’t have a copy be sure to get it now. Here’s the link. http://amzn.to/1MVhBTx

Now back to Island Christmas. Here’s the back cover blurb.

Should Rachel take a risk, or play it safe and possibly lose the man who could help fulfill her dreams?

Sous Chef Rachel Narrelli returns to Wildflower Island looking for a fresh start for herself and her young son, but discovers that life has a lot of bumps in the road even on idyllic Wildflower Island. She is grateful when new friend Chris Campbell offers support as she faces obstacles with her new job and new life. She cares for the Chris but must decide if she is willing to risk her heart to a man with an uncertain future.

A self-proclaimed workaholic, Chris Campbell comes to Wildflower Island hoping to take life at a slower pace. When a new guest at the Wildflower B&B catches his eye, he is drawn to her. But how will a woman and her young son fit into his future—a future that’s uncertain at best? And most of all, how can he reconcile her lack of faith in God with his strong religious beliefs.

I know it’s not nice to play favorites, but Island Christmas is my favorite book in the series. I’m not sure if it’s the feeling of Christmas it gives me, or the characters or what. In this book Rachel, a strong secondary character returns to the island and it was so much fun to be able to write her story and get inside her head.

One word of caution. Although each of these books can stand alone, they are best read in order. 🙂

If you would like to pre-order Island Christmas at the pre-order discount here’s the link. http://amzn.to/1VWMYCJ

I’ve read several newly released Christmas books this month. What have you been reading? Any Christmas books yet?

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Author Spotlight with Tanya Stowe and Sedona Sunset

SedonaSunset_w11712_300After God takes her mother’s life in an auto accident, Lara Fallon wants to know why. Alexander Summers investigates art theft for UNESCO. His quest for the source of priceless pottery leads him on collision course with Lara’s search for answers. Now, her heart and her life are in danger.

Excerpt from Sedona Sunset:

“La Guitarra is magic,” Alex said, his voice soft. “It reaches out to some people. Not everyone feels compelled to touch it as you just did.”

“I know the value of rare antiques. It doesn’t mean I’m hopelessly romantic.”

He smiled. “Romantic? Perhaps not. Passionate? Definitely.”

Lara laughed. “Now, there you are most definitely wrong.”

“Am I?” His serious tone made the laughter die inside her. With his chin, he nodded toward the center of the house where most of the guests were gathered. “This house is full of charming people. Inside are incredible jewels, gowns women would kill for, and if your interests are as true as you say, antiquities to rival any collection. And yet, here you are, alone, on a balcony, watching one of nature’s most spectacular creations. A sunset.” He shook his head. “Trust me. I know true passion when I see it.”

Tanya Stowe is an author of Christian Fiction with an unexpected edge. She fills her stories with the unusual…gifts of the spirit and miracles, mysteries and exotic travel, even an angel or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a journey to the Old West or to contemporary adventures in foreign lands…be prepared for the extraordinary.

Angel with Steel Wings and Anne Greene

LARGE AngelCover (3)ANGEL WITH STEEL WINGS is a World War II romance where Steel Magnolias meet Band of Brothers. While doing her part test flying planes, Mandy McCabe escapes her dead-end life in Hangman’s Hollow, Tennessee as a Woman Air Service Pilot, WASP. Can she escape from her past? Major Harvey Applegate lost his wife to the WASP program, and he’s convinced Yankee Doodle Gals have no place flying in the war effort. He determines to protect the remaining ladies by sending them packing back to the home front. Both Mandy and Harvey experience immediate attraction, which increases Harvey’s desire to send Mandy home to safety. Can a man burdened with memories of death undertake added danger? Will their new love survive the test? One love. Two goals. Someone has to give

A story of a woman in a man’s domain set against the dynamics of World War II is a can’t-miss scenario.  Angels With Steel Wings paints a vivid picture of courageous pilots facing death in the air while struggling with love on the ground, and wraps it up in a unique twist that will challenge all you knew about the “Greatest Generation.” Steeped in history and framed by faith, this is a tale that takes readers into a world now all but forgotten, and lands in a place that touches the heart in a special way. To know how far we have come, we must understand where we started, and Angels With Steel Wings takes us back on a thrilling trip in time that informs as it entertains. I think this is one flight you won’t want to miss.

***Ace Collins, bestselling author of numerous books, including the WW II series, “In the President’s Service.”

EveningAnne3ANNE GREENE delights in writing about alpha heroes who aren’t afraid to fall on their knees in prayer, and about gutsy heroines. She writes both historical and suspense novels. Her Women of Courage Series spotlights heroic women of World War II. The first book, ANGEL WITH STEEL WINGS is available on Amazon. Her private investigating series, Handcuffed In Texas with the first book, HOLLY GARDEN, PI, RED IS FOR ROOKIE, now available on Amazon. She and her hero husband, Army Special Forces Colonel Larry Greene, have visited twenty-five countries. A visit to Scotland resulted in her award-winning Scottish historical romances, Masquerade Marriage and Marriage By Arrangement. A Texas Christmas Mystery also won awards. Anne makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Anne’s highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. To learn more of Anne, visit her at http://www.AnneGreeneAuthor.com. She writes a novel teaching class on her blog www.anneswritingupdates.blogspot.com. Buy all of Anne’s books on http://www.Amazon.com. Type in Anne Greene. Anne loves to hear from her readers. Visit with her at http://www.facebook.com/AnneWGreeneAuthor. On Twitter @TheAnneGreene, On Pinterest at The Anne Greene, and on Book Fun Magazine at http://www.bookfun.org./profileAnneGreene.

Island Christmas Releases Soon

I know I don’t post here on Fridays, but I had to share this with you. The first review is out for Island Christmas. I couldn’t be more pleased. Many of you know I generally don’t read reviews of my books, but since this is the first one, I had to. 🙂

The review is written by Sally Shupe and can be found in it’s original form at this link if you’d like to view it there. Otherwise I’ve pasted it below for you. 🙂
http://sallyshupe.blogspot.com/2015/10/island-christmas-by-kimberly-rose.html?spref=tw

Island Christmas CoverI loved this story by Kimberly Rose Johnson! Everyone has a past, but God loves us anyway. These characters are facing situations I could relate to with emotions I could sympathize with. I was pulled into the story from the first page, especially because of little Jason.

Rachel Narrelli has returned to the Wildflower Bed-and-Breakfast with her 3 year old son Jason. She is the new sous chef at Wildflower Fresh. When she’s invited to church, she thinks she can’t go with all the perfect people. What would they think of her?

Chris Campbell is looking for investment property. All the men in his family have died young from heart disease and that’s what he figures will happen to him. He is staying at the Wildflower Bed-and-Breakfast until he finds a place. Rachel and Jason capture his interest from the beginning; however, Rachel doesn’t share his faith.

Rachel’s husband died from cancer and she doesn’t want to marry another guy who will die young and leave her. Can she let go of her fear? What will Chris think when he finds out about her past? Can Rachel and Chris let go of their past and fears to embrace a future together?

Read this wonderful story today about forgiveness and trust in God for a great love story!

Thanks so much, Sally!

If you would like to pre-order a copy today at the discounted pre-order price the link is below. For those of you who prefer paperback books, it is coming, but it’s not yet loaded for pre-order. I expect to see it go live around the time the ebook goes live, so please don’t give up.

Amazon Link for Island Christmas: http://amzn.to/1VWMYCJ

 

The American Dream Romance Collection with Tiffany Amber Stockton

AmericanDreamRomanceCollection_coverBack cover blurb:

—Nine Historical Romances Grow Alongside a New Country—

Meet the faithful dreamers who helped build the foundation of the new American nation—from four brothers in Colonial Connecticut determined to make something of their lives, to a colony of Quakers in North Carolina resolute in their faith, to settlers in the northwest frontier staking their claim in hostile territory. Watch as nine romances develop and legacies of faith and love are formed.

Excerpt:

Lifting the brass knocker, Jonathan gave the door three swift raps. A moment later, the door opened, and a petite yet sturdy maiden greeted them with a warm smile that traveled from her delicately bow-shaped lips to her shining grey eyes. With her mob cap slightly askew, and several tendrils of chestnut hair escaping the confines of her single braid, she looked a great deal younger than what he presumed her age to be. The aromas of beef, baked ham, and what smelled like onion pie assailed his nostrils. His stomach rumbled in response, earning a charming giggle from the maiden before him.

Sweeping off his hat and tucking it beneath his left arm, Jonathan bowed. “Good evening, miss. My name is Captain Jonathan Ingersoll, and I command the Rivier Handelaar. The flooded river has forced us to lay anchor about two hundred yards south, and this dismal rain has us all soaked through. My crew and I would be in your debt for a hot meal, if you have it to spare.”

The young girl curtsied and swung the door open wider, gesturing with her left arm in a sweeping motion toward the main room of the inn. “Do come in, Captain Ingersoll. My name is Clara Marie Preston. My father is the proprietor. Welcome to the Higganum River Inn.”

Jonathan stepped aside and allowed the first wave of his crew to precede him inside. He glanced over their heads into the main room. They weren’t the only ones to whom this inn had beckoned in this dreary weather. His men would have to eat in shifts, and most would likely have to sleep in the hammocks below deck.

“I invite you to choose your tables from those available,” Miss Preston said once they were all inside, “and I will notify my father of your arrival.”

Jonathan touched the cuff of the maiden’s sleeve, and she paused mid-turn.

“Did you need something more, Captain?”

“Is that perhaps onion pie that I smell?”

“Yes.” Miss Preston smiled. “I baked it myself this afternoon.”

As the maiden walked away, a partial grin came to Jonathan’s lips. Based upon how the skirts of the simple dress fell around Miss Preston’s feminine curves, he’d been fairly close to the mark in his conjecture on her age. And she could bake a pie he considered his mother’s best dish. This meal just might be the next best thing to eating at the Red Griffin.

Taking a seat at the nearest table, he allowed his gaze to roam the main room. So much of the décor reminded him of the Red Griffin. Well-scrubbed floors were dotted with bright rugs. The furnishings showed obvious signs of wear, but they appeared to be good quality and well cared for. Flickering flames from the chandeliers hung from the beams above cast an ethereal glow about the room. The teasing aroma of that baking ham hung in the air. A scent like that would entice every weary traveler within ten miles to seek lodging at this establishment. If they had to be forced ashore earlier than planned, at least the resulting destination was one possessing a great deal of appeal…in more ways than one.

Tiff_headshot_lowresTiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood. Today, she is an award-winning best-selling author & speaker who has partnered with Nerium International in the whole-body anti-aging industry. She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have a daughter and a son, a retriever mix named Roxie and a cattle dog named Timber. She has sold 20 books so far and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. Three of her novels have won annual reader’s choice awards, and in 2009, she was voted #1 favorite new author for Barbour’s Heartsong Presents book club. Read more about her at her web site: www.amberstockton.com.

Author Spotlight with Gail Gaymer Martin and A Husband for Christmas

I’m thrilled to be featuring Gail Gaymer Martin on my blog. I’ve been a fan of Gail’s since before I was a writer. I love her stories!

Gail - from wedding balconyMulti-award-winning novelist, Gail Gaymer Martin is the author of Christian contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction with 58 contracted novels and four million books in sold. CBS local news listed Gail as one of the four best writers in the Detroit area. Her books have received numerous awards, including: ACFW Carol Award, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice, Booksellers Best, National Readers Choice, Holt Medallion, Award of Excellence. Gail is a cofounder and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Speakers and Writers, and Christian Authors Network. She is a keynote speaker at churches, civic and business organizations and presents workshops at conferences across the country. Gail is a lifetime resident of Michigan.
Website: www.gailgaymermartin.com.

A Husband For Christmas - HDSpending her holidays in picturesque Lilac Circle, Michigan, is the perfect place for Nina Jerome to start anew. She’s determined to put her painful divorce in the past and focus on the future. She hadn’t planned on being distracted by her sweet neighbor, Doug Billings. The successful businessman and temporary dad is clueless when it comes to taking care of his little niece. Getting help from Nina is the perfect setup—but something about the pretty new nanny makes him think about the unthinkable: having a wife and a family of his own. Can he convince Nina that she’s worthy of a second chance at love—just in time for Christmas?