Friday, March 29, 2019

Blog Blitz: The Sleuth's Dilemma by Kimberly Rose Johnson

The Sleuth's Dilemma blog blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz and Giveaway for The Sleuth's Dilemma by Kimberly Rose Johnson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


the sleuth's dilemmaTitle: The Sleuth's Dilemma
Series: The Librarian Sleuth #2  
Author: Kimberly Rose Johnson  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink  
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Release Date: February 1, 2019  

Anna loves her job as a high school English teacher until everything goes sideways. The one bright spot in her life is Titus Gains, the school counselor, who is there for her at every turn.

Titus’ boss complicates his ordered world when she tasks him with running a meeting that changes everything. How had he not noticed Anna earlier? Someone is out to destroy her, and he can’t let that happen.

As the head of the English department, part of Luke Harms’ job is to make sure everything runs smoothly. Things went haywire when Anna was put in charge of the big writing contest. Entries are missing, Anna appears to be in danger, and her job is on the line. Luke is investigating and wants to make things right for this woman he’s starting to care about.

Can a trio of school officials along with Nancy Daley, the town sleuth, stop the saboteur before it’s too late? And will Anna choose the right man, or lose them both?  

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Excerpt from Chapter Two of The Sleuth’s Dilemma

NANCY DALEY LOCKED UP THE LIBRARY and set out on foot for home. Spring in Oregon wasn’t always this sunny, and she intended to enjoy every minute even if there was something weird going on at the library. A dog barked, drawing her attention. “Well, if it isn’t Freddy.” She waved toward her friend and neighbor, Anna. “Are you headed home?”

“We are. Looks like we’ll get that walk in after all.”

Nancy came into step with the duo. “Seems so.” Although it wouldn’t be the power walk they normally did. “What brings you and Freddy downtown?” “The park.”
Nancy raised a brow. “That’s not normal, is it?” “Not really. It sounded like a good idea today though. As it turned out, a guy from work was there with his dog.”

Something in the tone of Anna’s voice put Nancy on alert. Could the confirmed bachelorette have finally met a man she was interested in—not likely, but something was different about her friend. “A teacher?”

“No. The new guidance counselor. I suppose he’s not new anymore, but this is his first year. Do you know Titus Gains?”

This must be the Mr. Gains she’d overheard a couple of high school girls talking about in the magazine section. “No, but I heard he’s cute.”

“Cute? Hardly.” Anna shook her head. “He’s too...manly to be cute.” A twinkle lit her eyes.

“You like him.” Nancy grinned. “I didn’t say that.”
“You didn’t have to.”
“I work with him.”


“So, it’’s—”

“It’s what?” Nancy teased.

“It’s a bad idea to go there.”

“I don’t see why. He’s a single man. You’re a single woman. He’s manly. You’re a doll. What’s the problem?”

Anna giggled. “Oh, stop it. I’m not a doll, and he’s not interested.”


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 and romantic mystery 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.

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the sleuth's dilemma giveaway


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  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  2. This quote cracked me up -- He’s manly. You’re a doll.
    I can imagine my sister in law saying something like that.

  3. Sounds like a good book.

  4. Thank you for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours blog blitz for "The Sleuth's Dilemma" by Kimberly Rose Johnson. The more I read about this book, the more I know I would great enjoy the opportunity to read it.
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  5. This book sounds like a great read.