Monday, November 11, 2013

Kimberly Rose Johnson's "The Christmas Promise"

The Christmas Promise by Harlequin’s Heartsong Presents

Cover blurb:

No matter how lovely Keira Noble's smile, or how adorable her four-year-old son. He's been down that road before and knows it can lead to a broken heart. But that doesn't mean he can't help the pretty widow find a puppy to put under the Christmas tree for her son…. 

Pete claims he only wants to help her find the perfect gift for Cody. Yet Keira can't deny the tender feelings in his eyes whenever he looks at her. Could this handsome Scrooge have a change of heart, and create a new family for Christmas?

1) How did this story come to you? 
I wanted to write a book in a cool setting, so I traveled to Leavenworth Washington for inspiration. As I walked around the village the story began to form in my mind.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published. 

Like most writers my journey to publication took some time. I wrote romantic suspense for six years before giving up and trying contemporary romance thanks to my agent’s and a good friend’s suggestion. The first contemporary romance I wrote is The Christmas Promise.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers. 

I always have a song in my head and often burst out singing or humming in the middle of a song—lol I don’t do this in public.  I started taking piano lessons in the 6th grade and taught piano lessons for 17 years. Whenever I’m just listening to music I often count the beats in my head—kind of nuts and someone annoying.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you? 
I’m currently working on the fourth book in my series that takes place in Leavenworth. The second book in the series, A Romance Rekindled releases in June.

5) Parting comments? 

Thanks for having me! It’s been so much fun sharing about my debut novel, The Christmas Promise. I hope you’ll either leave a comment here, or drop by my website and say hi. I also have a blog where I post twice a week.

7) Where can fans find you on the internet?


  1. I like stories with children in the mix. This sounds interesting.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

    Best wishes on your publication.


    1. Thanks, Gayle. I hope you get to read it. :)

  2. Sounds like an interesting story.

  3. I would love a chance to win this book. thank you for this interesting interview.

    wwchildren at gmail dot com

    1. Hi, Wilani, I'm glad you found the interview interesting. I hope you get to read the book. :)

  4. This sounds like a good book. I love to read Christmas stories.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

    1. Christmas stories are a favorite of mine too, Susan. I have three waiting for me to read this season. :)

  5. Sounds great.I would love to win and read this book.Thanks for the chance,

  6. Love a good Christmas romance! Toss my name in the hat. One question for Kimberly---if this is the first in the series but you're currently working on the fourth of the series, do the others have contracts to be released as well? Are they stand-alones related by setting, etc?

    It's curious about romantic suspense--I've been hearing that it's a harder sell right now than romance, so you're not the only writer who's sold romance before RS. Best wishes as you continue writing! And best wishes on the success of your first book!


    Emily_reynolds (at) Hotmail (dot) com

    1. Hi, Emily. Great question! The second book A Romance Rekindled releases in June. The third in October. These books are all contracted. The fourth book is yet to be contracted.
      Each of these books stand alone. They all take place in Leavenworth, WA. Many of the characters appear in each book. For example Keira the heroine in The Christmas Promise appears in every book even if it's only a little. The next book is about Susan, Keira's best friend who we meet in book one.
      I guess the short answer is, yes they stand alone, but almost all the female characters are introduced in book one that will appear in the series.

  7. Your book, The Christmas Promise sounds wonderful. Who doesn't enjoy a Christmas story? Great interview. It's nice to meet you, Kimberly! K. Dawn, thank you for featuring Kimberly!

  8. thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com