A Potential Valentine’s Day Story

Celebrating Love Lost and Found

Happy Valentine’s Day!

During my search for a Valentine’s Day card to share with you, I came across an image that–what can I say?–it spoke to me.

I felt that little tug in my heart that whispers: here’s a story.

So instead of sending you a valentine, I’m sharing this image with you. Do you hear its whispers, too?

Pretend with me.

Imagine your character is walking in a park, grateful for the warmth of a sunshiny day that promises spring is coming soon. Something shiny in the grass catches her eye, and she finds this ornate key and lock tied with slender ribbon to a ceramic heart. Deep inside she knows it’s meant for her.

But what does it mean?

Does it symbolize a love she has found? Or a love she has lost?

Which story would you prefer to read? Or to write?

Where Treasure Hides February Special!

Christmas Extravaganza: Giveaways by Inspirational Authors

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spread-the-christmas-joy-k-cambronAuthor Kristy Cambron kicked off the month-long Spread the Christmas Joy giveaway last Thursday.

But it’s not too late to join in the fun as Emilie Hendryx hosts a different author every day throughout December on her Thinking Thoughts blog. All giveaways run through Monday, January 2.

spread-the-christmas-joy-d-millsHere’s your guide to catching up:

Kristy sways to the nostalgic music of Billie Holiday as she reminisces in “Christmas Yesteryears.” Enter to win a Joy to the World bookmark from her Etsy shop.

spread-the-christmas-joy-r-burkeDiAnn Mills wrote “Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child,” a story of wonder–and maybe magic! She’s giving away a copy of her suspense thriller Deadly Encounter.

spread-the-christmas-joy-l-johnsonRalene Burke shares the story of her family’s mobile Christmas tree in “Joy in All Situations.” She’s giving away a copy of her novel Bellanok: The Reluctant Savior.

What did Liz Johnson learn from watching her four-year-old niece play Mary in her own version of the Christmas story? After you read “Choosing Mary,” enter the giveaway for Liz’s novel, Hazardous Holiday.

Riley Ackerman is today’s guest so visit Emilie’s blog to read her loving tribute in “A Grandmother’s Christmas.”

Then be sure to stop in on Thursday when it’s my turn. My post is “The Moments We Treasure” and I’m giving away a copy of Where Treasure Hides.

Merry Christmas!

Goodreads Giveaways

Ending February 8, 2016

I’m giving away an autographed copy of each of my novels on Goodreads. Just follow the link for each book to participate.

Where She BelongsWhere She Belongs

ROMANTIC TIMES 4 STAR REVIEW

“This absorbing novel does more than just weave a story of romance; it creates an atmosphere of coming home. The town and its people feel like long-lost friends, and readers cannot help but invest emotionally in the plot’s outcome. An added element of historical mystery swirls through the pages, alongside the more modern tensions also in play, and brings extra dimension to an already compelling story.”

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Where Treasure Hides

ROMANTIC TIMES 4 STAR REVIEW

“A beautifully written story with amazing characters who are determined to keep themselves and others safe from thieves and the fallout of war. They will need to stay strong and keep their beliefs close to their hearts. Alexander weaves some twists into the story to bring it to the next level without being too obvious.”

Where Treasure Hides #1 in CBA Historical Fiction

November 2015

where-treasure-hides-682x1024-new-coverGreat news! Where Treasure Hides is #1 in the CBA Historical Fiction Category and #18 in the Top 50 List. The latter includes both nonfiction and fiction books.

Where Treasure Hides is one of nine fiction books on the list.

Congrats to Pam Hillman, author of Stealing Jake, and Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, author of Mind of Her Own. These novels placed, respectively, at #14 and #40 in the Top 50 list.

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