I met Annette and Dawn at lunch one day at ACFW back in September. They are lovely writers and host a blog called Seriously Write. They asked if I’d like to write a guest post about the “success story.” I’m always up for something new, so I said, I’d be happy to, although, I’m not sure how successful my story is yet. 🙂
Anyway, I ended up writing about my dear friend Kelly Blewett and the amazing difference she made in my life, encouraging me, when I didn’t think I could ever write a novel. You can read my story and hear how Henry, the dog, ended up in The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn, here.
Starting this week, reviews should start coming in pretty regularly for The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn. I have 40 bloggers and over 20 websites reviewing the book and interviewing me this month. I look forward to sharing those with you. The newest is from Jennifer over at All4Boys blog. Check it out here.
Also, don’t forget to check out my brand new Appearances page. I’ll keep it updated with booksignings and events and such. Right now I have my three appearances in Yuma, AZ, July 18-26. If you’re in the area, be sure to swing by. I’d love to meet you.
Oh. My. Word. I’m like a mama being told that her baby is beautiful. I just want to laugh, I’m so pleased.
Today I received the first reviews for The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn. Romantic Times Bookreviews magazine gave me 4 stars. Here’s their complete review:
“Governor’s graddaughter Mackenzie Thorn doesn’t know the new student in her GED prep class at the Oregon State Prison is not a criminal. Myles Parsons is really FBI agent Myles Borden, and he’s been sent undercover to protect her following a tip that her life is in danger. Myles kidnaps her to keep her safe, and soon they’re on the run, realizing that only God will be able to get them out of this alive. This exciting, suspenseful, action-packed story has great characters and a good mystery. ”
As if that weren’t exciting enough, my dear friend Deena reviewed it on her blog. She said, “Rich with humor, spunk and snappy dialogue, “The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn” was a treat to read. True…a few moments of cheesiness existed…but isn’t romance kind of cheesy to some degree? Liz Johnson’s new novel in the Love Inspired Suspense line is a great summer read, and I’m hoping it’s just the first of many novels from this new author. I’m giving Kenzie’s story four out of five bookmarks, with a first aid kit as a charm. You’ll need one if you hang out with Kenzie for very long!”
You can read Deena’s complete review here.
Thank you for celebrating with me! I’ll keep you up to date on reviews and interviews as they come.
Wishing all reviews could be this kind until next time. -LJ
Woohoo! The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn is now available for preorder on Amazon! I won’t have final cover art for a while yet, but this is the first that it’s be offered for sale. At the low-low price of $5.50, this book will make the perfect gift for all of your friends! 🙂
Can’t wait for the actual book to be on shelves! Until the finished copies are collecting dust on bookshelves … -LJ