Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Welcome Kim I'm glad to have you here today. Please tell us about your story, Hands Full of Ashes.

Kim Hotzon

Born in beautiful British Columbia, Kim developed a passion for writing at an early age. Her interest in people led her all over the globe, including a two year stay in Japan and a humanitarian trip to Rwanda.
She loves to write romance stories with a twist, usually involving a dangerous and dramatic backdrop. Her first novel, Hands Full of Ashes, was inspired by her trip to Africa.
Kim spent many years teaching young adults with learning disabilities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and she currently resides in the sunny Okanagan with her husband and two children. When not writing, she can be found plying the local ski hills, or getting lost in her kayak in the surrounding lakes.

You can get in touch with Kim by visiting her website or follow her on:

Teaser for Hands Full of Ashes, by Kim Hotzon
A sensual, romantic suspense novel inspired by a journey of love in Africa.
Permission was what she sought. Olivia desperately wanted to push forward with her burgeoning relationship with Roger. The desire to be loved, held and protected was an unwavering force, pulsating relentlessly. Danni's abduction weighed on her every day, but she needed to allow herself, on some level, to keep on living, however marginally it would prove to be. In the brief time she had known him, Olivia had received continuous support from Roger. He had put up with her crying spells, her morose state of mind, for days on end.   

Now it was time for her to release part of her soul. Yesterday belonged to the past. There was today. She would not think yet about tomorrow. She removed the leather pouch from around her neck and put it away, in her backpack. The dual chamber of her heart existed together, side by side. One for Jack. There is room for another. Let Roger take his place. As she lay on the bed beside him, she felt a pull of electricity surge between them.

Back Cover Blurb

Olivia promises to fulfill her dying husband's wish - to scatter his ashes around the world. Wading through grief and depression, she journeys to a remote orphanage in Uganda. Living amongst the children in their threadbare surroundings, she vows to fight for the children's lives as she begins to fight for her own. While Olivia develops a passion for humanitarian work, the lonely director of the orphanage develops a simmering passion for her.
Just as time begins to heal the wounds of her heart, Olivia learns the truth of her husband's unimaginable betrayal. She flees to the tiny country of Rwanda where her soul is reawakened with a startling new love. Olivia realizes that love always comes with a price when she is faced with a decision she thought she would never have to make. 
Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Africa, Olivia is determined to find true love while learning how to survive in a region left torn apart by civil war. 

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  1. Thanks for being here today, Kim. Your humanitarian work must be very satisfying. Congratulations and good luck with your book!

  2. Thank you, Layne, for having me on your blog today. Hands Full of Ashes was definitely a labour of love for me, but one well worth it. Congrats to you as well, on your latest release, Obsession Down Under!
    Kim Hotzon

    1. Thanks Kim, it is always exciting when you finish and publish your work isn't it!!

  3. Hi Kim, Hands Full of Ashes is on my TBR list. Best of luck with sales :)