Author Jo Huddleston

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Kimberly Rose Johnson, Contemporary Romance


Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, October 30, 2018, to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see right sidebar to follow), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog do not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To help provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 



Kimberly Rose Johnson
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. 
You can learn more about Kimberly and her books at her website.

Welcome, Kimberly. Do you type or write by hand? Computer? Typewriter? Legal pad?
I work on a computer. Once in a while if inspiration strikes and I’m not near a computer I’ll write it out, but my penmanship is atrocious so it’s often hard to know what I wrote after the fact.

What was the main inspiration for the new book? Had the idea been on your mind for a while or just popped into it one day? 
The main inspiration for Until I Met You was the first book in the series, The Reluctant Groom. I wanted to tell the story of a couple that was in that book, so I wrote a prequel. The inspiration for the collection was born from my desire to do a group of never before published Christmas stories.

Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?
I feel compelled to write because I can’t not write. I took a break from writing a while back and I started dreaming as though I was writing. He said, she said kind of thing. It was crazy. That was when I knew my break from writing was over.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Beach
Y’all or You Guys? You guys
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Fall
Laptop or Desktop? Laptop
Mug or teacup? Mug

Please tell us a little about your novella,
Until I Met You.
After a difficult breakup, Brandi Prescott is taking a hiatus from men and focusing on her career, the Lord, and getting to know herself. Everything is going according to plan until one fateful, rainy morning in Seattle when a passing car drenches her and everything changes.

Where can readers find you online? 

Where can readers purchase A Christmas to Remember 

Any parting comment? 
Thanks so much for having me on your blog! Just so everyone knows, this collection is available for a limited time.

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to enter the book drawing.) 
If you could spend Christmas anywhere, where would you go?

Kimberly, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Kimberly is offering an eBook copy of A Christmas to Remember to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through October 30, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Mountain of Peril by Carol Nemeth is Sonnetta. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review

TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.


  1. Looks like a really sweet read. I haven't read any of this author's books yet. It's so nice to hear about her. I follow. Sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Sonja, that's for stopping in and leaving a comment. :) Happy Reading!

  2. I wouldn’t mind spending Christmas somewhere where it snows. But I would have to have airfare to drag my whole family along and someone to drive. Everybody knows that we don’t do snow and ice very well here in Texas, so we’ll need a local driver. I am a follower.
    perrianne (DOT) askew (AT) me (DOT) com
    Perrianne Askew

    1. Anonymous, I love your response. I answered beach in the quick round above, but I would be just as content in the mountains. That being said, I don't do snow or ice period. My dream Christmas would be in Sunriver, OR, but I'd have to cross a pass to get there, so it will remain a dream.

    2. Good morning, Jo. Thanks for hosting me on your blog!

    3. Kimberly, it's my pleasure to have you visit with my readers and me.

  3. Replies
    1. sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com I'm a follower

    2. Oh that would be a fun experience, Shelia64. What is it about Ireland that draws you?

  4. Disney World. We’ve always wanted to spend Christmas there as a family.
    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com
    And I’m a follower.

  5. Would enjoy reding Until i Met You to see what happens. Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com

  6. Sounds like a good read. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

  7. Sounds like a great book to read. Always looking for new authors. Would love to read. Please enter me. My e-mail is dondotstewartATzoominternetdotnet

  8. My name is Crystal but my blog name is Crystal And Daisy Mae. Would love to win this giveaway. My e-mail donDOTstewartATzoominternetDOTnet

  9. If I could pick anywhere to spend Christmas, I would pick a tropical island with my family, some place like Fiji
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  10. Kimberly and Jo, thank you so much for the interview! If I could spend Christmas anywhere, I would go to .... it doesn't even matter as long as my family is with me :)
    I am a follower!