Fun begins with Count Me In author, Mikal Dawn!

Just Commonly welcome authors to drop by and share with us their take on a book that embodies a predetermined Word of the Month!  For the full year of 2017, every Monday at 7:00 AM EST, a new post by a new author will be live!

As the summer months begin, let the fun begin! When you think of books, does the word "fun" come to mind? Well, let me tell you, when a book is good, it's also fun! Fun to read for sure! And we start off the month of fun with author, Mikal Dawn!

"The word "fun" just makes me smile. . ."
- Mikal Dawn

"The word “fun” just makes me smile. And sometimes laugh. It conjures up lots of great memories. And when I think of fun, I think of Stealing Adda by Tamara Leigh. It was one of the first “chick-lit” books in the Christian market that I ever read. It actually spoke to me so much, this very introverted woman actually reached out and emailed Tamara Leigh. The Tamara Leigh! It is also a book that, when I began to consider writing inspirational romantic comedy, gave me the courage and encouragement to do so. It’s witty, funny, touching…and just plain fabulous.

Tamara is best-known for her medieval historical romances—and for extremely good reason—but don’t skip over her contemporaries! Wit and charm, friends. Wit and charm."

Mikal Dawn is an inspirational romance author, wedding enthusiast, and proud military wife. When she isn’t writing about faith, fun, and forever, she is obsessively scouring Pinterest (with coffee in hand, of course!) for wedding ideas for her characters.
Mikal lives in Nebraska with her husband and three children.

TO CONNECT WITH MIKAL:  Website | Facebook | Pinterest Goodreads



Life for Adda Sinclaire, New York Times best-selling author and historical romance writer extraordinaire, reads more like a country song than a breathless, bodice-bursting affair. For starters, she has no romance in her own life. That might have something to do with the fact that her husband—correction, ex-husband—ran off with Stick Woman, whom everyone knew would never be more than a mid-list author anyway. To add insult to injury (and another verse to the country song), her ex not only took their dog but gave it to Stick Woman. If that isn't enough, Adda has come down with a horrible case of writer's block, finds herself gifted with a Bible that is determined to speak to her, and is the unwitting target of a romance cover model's misdirected advances. Just when she catches her breath—and quite possibly the eye of a certain fabulously good-looking man (ahem…her new editor)—her arch-nemesis gives the pot one final stir.



Thank you, Mikal! Your post made ME smile and chuckle a bit about your "introvertedness"! 

Title:  Count Me In
Series: Emerald City Romance, Book 1
Author: Mikal Dawn
Publisher:  121 Publishing House
Release Date:  May 16, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Allegra Spencer has been living a careful life. Her safe job as an accountant is bookended by going to church and the gym. Okay, sometimes the gym. Fine. She goes to church. And the coffee shop. She avoids risk at all cost, preferring to stay safe in her cozy condo. Until her accounting firm goes belly up and she's out of a job. 

Tyler Hawk had a glorious career as a star NFL tight end. He retired on a high note and now lives a second dream of owning his own business and leading others on extreme outdoor adventures. But he needs help with his books—and his heart. When Allegra takes the job, sparks fly. 

It’s a case of safety zone versus danger zone, and in their minds, never the two shall meet.



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  1. Thank you for having me and letting me swoon over Tamara in yet another avenue!! LOL!! I can gush over Tam all day!!! (It's okay. She knows I stalk her.)

    And hey, Annie...I really AM introverted and shy! Except around bookish people. Bookish people are my people. You all GET me. ;)

    1. hahahh. Thank YOU Mikal! You are so funny!! And yes, we GET each other! *wink wink

  2. So honored to have Stealing Adda be a part of your writer's journey, Mikal. It's been lovely getting to know you. One of the highlights of ACFW 2016 was meeting the fabulous YOU in person! You're a bright light, and I'm so excited to see you share that light with the release of Count Me In. Blessings, dear lady!

    1. Much, MUCH love to you, Tamara!! I do believe any light that's seen in me first comes from Jesus and second is a reflection of you all in my life. <3 I'm very, very blessed.

  3. I love this so much! Because Mikal. And because Tamara. And because Annie! I mean, what's not to love??

    1. Right back at you! Thanks Bethany! Mikal, Tamara and YOU are fabulous!! *wink wink

    2. I loooooooove you!!!! And I'm so excited we get to journey this road together!! (I almost said you're the Sully to my Quinn, but that would have been awkward, sooo...)

    3. Yes...that would be a bit awkward. LOL! How about I'm the Sully to your Cloud Dancing? Or you're the Dr. Mike to my Dorothy? OOH! I know! I'll be the Wolf to your Brian!! :-) (I dug DEEP in the DQMW well for that one!)

  4. Thanks for a cute interview. This will give me more to put on my TBR pile!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping in, Paula!! <3 And I hope you get a chance to read Stealing Adda. It's a seriously fab book!! (Okay, and I also hope you get a chance to read Count Me In...because yes. LOL!)


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