Spring Fever Giveaway :: Johnnie Alexander, Joy Dekok, and Dawn Ford

I took the weekend off from my computer so today we’re catching up with the Spring Promo posts. This is a great lineup–and I’m not just saying that because a couple of these ladies are personal friends of mine and have said nice things about my book 🙂 I hope you’ve taken every chance to get your name in the running for the Kindle Fire, or one of 5 Amazon gift cards.

Johnnie Alexander imagines heart-tugging stories in multiple genres. Her award-winning debut novel, Where Treasure Hides, is a CBA bestseller. She’s also the author of the popular Misty Willow Series: Where She Belongs, When Hope Arrives, and What Hope Remembers. Since talking about writing is so much fun, Johnnie hosts Novelists Unwind, which features videotaped interviews with inspirational authors. Sharing Johnnie’s vagabond life are Griff, her happy-go-lucky collie, and Rugby, her raccoon-treeing papillon. Connect with her on her website or on her Facebook Author Page.

Shelby Kincaid is ready to move on from her grief. With high hopes for the future, she longs to purchase her family’s ancestral homestead so she can raise her young daughters in the only place she ever truly belonged. She plans to transform the abandoned house into the perfect home of her memories. But she’ll have her work cut out for her.

AJ Sullivan never wanted the homestead. Inherited as a punishment from his grandfather, it has sat empty for fifteen years and fallen into ruin. He’s glad to finally unload it. But a clean break isn’t possible when he can’t get the young widow Shelby off his mind. Welcome to Misty Willow, a place that will have as great a hold over the reader as it does over its inhabitants.

The Misty Willow story continues in When Love Arrives and What Hope Remembers.

Sign up for Johnnie’s newsletter on her website and receive the first chapter to Where She Belongs.

I’m delighted to also introduce author and photographer, Joy DeKok.image

Whether Joy is writing fiction or non, she writes from the heart. She lives with her husband Jon just outside of Pine Island MN on thirty-five acres of field and forest with their dogs Sophie and Tucker. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s roaming their land taking nature photos.

Here’s a little bit about Joy’s books:

Rain Dance
What happens when a Christian woman facing a childless future and a woman seeking an abortion are waiting to see the same doctor? And what if after that “chance” encounter they are unable to forget each other?

Between the Lies
Everything was going just fine for Olivia Morgan. Until the dead guy in the elevator, her lover’s dismissal of her, the loss of her dream job, and an FBI agent who is looking into the past she’s worked so hard to hide. What’s a woman to do when she’s suddenly un-kept, a murder suspect, and has her own personal stalker? Olivia uses her artistic talent to remember and reveal what she knows. Will it save or convict her?

De’ ‘Ja Brewed
Things are getting nasty in Nice, MN. Who really killed Judge Justice twenty-five years ago? Was the right person convicted? When things don’t add up and Vanessa starts to get weird messages, The Mississippi Queens, five life-long friends, set out to figure out who is behind the ominous messages and why. Can The Queens celebrate the fourth of July, help their princess plan a wedding, and protect one of their own from possible danger?

To receive updates from Joy about upcoming book releases, special prices, cool stuff from other authors, and other updates, sign up for her newsletter! As thanks, you’ll receive a FREE ebook copy of De’ ‘Ja Brewed.




Today’s featured author is the award-winning Dawn Ford. She’s a young adult fiction writer who looks beyond the lies we tell ourselves to reveal the truths we cannot face. Her debut novel, Knee-high Lies, is available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Dawn lives nestled in the Loess Hills in Iowa with her husband, youngest son, and a wonder beagle. She works with Splickety Publishing Group in her spare time, and is often caught daydreaming about plots for new stories. (Dawn and I met working for Splickety together! Good times.)

A bit about KNEE-HIGH LIES:

What happens when the lies you tell grow so high you can’t see the truth?

To the outside world Avery Denton’s life looks happy, normal even. But it isn’t. Not even close. She believes nothing can make it worse. When her mother skips town with their banker, the small-town gossips focus on her.

Jaxson Stewart, Avery’s neighbor and friend, has had a crush on her for years. She makes his heart race, which is dangerous for a boy with a heart condition. Unlike their community, he refuses to hold her mother’s actions against her.

Avery’s summer heats up when Jaxson kisses her under a star lit sky. The rest of her life boils over, though, when Avery becomes the target of revenge, her alcoholic father’s anger escalates, and long-hidden family secrets come to light.

Dawn is currently working on a second book in the Knee-high series, and has just finished writing a middle grade twisted fairy tale novel. If you’d like to keep up with news about Dawn’s books, sign up for her newsletter HERE.

Don’t forget to come back each day for more chances to win in the Spring Fling Promotion!

And today’s secret Word of the Day is:  persimmon

Tomorrow we’ll meet Kimberly Rose Johnson!


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