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Featuring Linda O Johnston Author of the Month

November 7, 2019 by in category Featured Author of the Month tagged as , , , , , ,
Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published 52 books so far, including mysteries and romantic novels. More than twenty-five of them are romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Nocturne. Her latest release is Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire, for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has also written several mystery series including the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries and Pet Rescue Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs.!


Books by Linda O. Johnston

BAD TO THE BONE

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BAD TO THE BONE
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
COLTON FIRST RESPONDER (The Coltons of Mustang Valley)

COVERT ALLIANCE

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COVERT ALLIANCE

FOR A GOOD PAWS

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FOR A GOOD PAWS

HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

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HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

PICK AND CHEWS

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PICK AND CHEWS

PROTECTOR WOLF

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PROTECTOR WOLF

SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

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SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

TO CATCH A TREAT

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TO CATCH A TREAT

TRAINED TO PROTECT

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TRAINED TO PROTECT

UNLUCKY CHARMS

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UNLUCKY CHARMS

VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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New Harlequin Romantic Suspense Book! by Linda O. Johnston

November 6, 2019 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston tagged as , , ,

I’m excited to say that this November is the month for release of my latest Harlequin Romantic Suspense book. I love them all, of course, but this one has a special twist to it.


It’s my first in the long-running Colton series for HRS.


What’s that? Well, the Colton family has been around for many years as part of HRS. It’s large and has branches all over the country, and it seems that many of its members get involved as either heroes or heroines of romantic suspense stories, usually one a month.


My book is Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire. In it, the hero, Casey Colton, is the family member. He’s also a Deputy Sheriff in Sur County, Arizona, the story’s setting. Casey is told to go help find some cattle rustlers who have stolen some very valuable black angus cows from the town selectman.

And who’s going to help him? The story’s heroine, Melody Hayworth, a ranch hand who works on the ranch from which the cattle were stolen.

You can guess how the two of them have to get along together during many days—and nights—alone on the cattle’s trail. And… well, it is a romance, after all, despite there being suspense in the story. They need to stay careful and professional and… well, help to take care of each other.

I’m also particularly excited this month to be the Author of the Month on A Slice of Orange.

Gee, this November is one fun month!


Linda’s Newest Harlequin Romantic Suspense Novel

COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
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Featuring Linda O Johnston Author of the Month

November 1, 2019 by in category Featured Author of the Month tagged as , , , , , ,
Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published 52 books so far, including mysteries and romantic novels. More than twenty-five of them are romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Nocturne. Her latest release is Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire, for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has also written several mystery series including the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries and Pet Rescue Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs.!


Books by Linda O. Johnston

BAD TO THE BONE

Buy now!
BAD TO THE BONE
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
COLTON FIRST RESPONDER (The Coltons of Mustang Valley)

COVERT ALLIANCE

Buy now!
COVERT ALLIANCE

FOR A GOOD PAWS

Buy now!
FOR A GOOD PAWS

HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

Buy now!
HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

PICK AND CHEWS

Buy now!
PICK AND CHEWS

PROTECTOR WOLF

Buy now!
PROTECTOR WOLF

SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

Buy now!
SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

TO CATCH A TREAT

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TO CATCH A TREAT

TRAINED TO PROTECT

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TRAINED TO PROTECT

UNLUCKY CHARMS

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UNLUCKY CHARMS

VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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Writing Weather by Linda O. Johnston

October 6, 2019 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston tagged as , , ,
Title Image with a pug laying on the floor

As I sit at my computer today writing this blog, I’m a little chilly—and loving it.  I like coolness a lot.  Even a bit of cold, although probably not the kind of cold some of you reading this experience in the winter.

Me?  I’m in Los Angeles, so the winters I experience these days are mild.  Sometimes rainy, but I haven’t seen snow in L.A. since around when I moved here a long time ago, and even then it was just a few unexpected flurries.

But weather in writing can take me all over the place.  These days, I mostly set my stories in Southern California, since it’s where I am, although I do come up with a lot of fictional towns, so I can always change the weather if I want to. 

Still, I was recently on an Alaskan cruise and loving it—in the summer.  And of course, my mind being what it is, I came up with a delightful story idea, a mystery series.  But I haven’t followed through yet.  And that is partially because I had a good sense of what I’d do with my characters in the Alaskan summer, but what would they do there in the winter?

Oh, yeah, I do have some ideas.  But whether I actually  finish plotting, and write something, isn’t certain yet.

But… weather.  My husband was on a trip to Ohio this week, visiting there in 90 degree weather while here, in L.A., the high was in the low 80s, with mornings and evenings cool.  So who can really predict how things will be in a particular location?  And, as a writer, I can always make things up as I mentioned before, at least on my computer.

Plus, weather doesn’t really make a difference as to whether I can write.  My office is indoors, and I can turn on the air conditioner or put on heavier clothes, as needed.

Anyway, Happy Fall, everyone.  I hope you are enjoying whatever weather is yours at the moment, and whatever is to come.

And, by the way, I’m looking forward to November.  Not for its weather, necessarily, but my next Harlequin Romantic Suspense book, and my first in the Colton continuity series, will be published:  Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire.


A Selection of Linda’s Books

BAD TO THE BONE

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BAD TO THE BONE
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
COLTON FIRST RESPONDER (The Coltons of Mustang Valley)

COVERT ALLIANCE

Buy now!
COVERT ALLIANCE

FOR A GOOD PAWS

Buy now!
FOR A GOOD PAWS

HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

Buy now!
HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

PICK AND CHEWS

Buy now!
PICK AND CHEWS

PROTECTOR WOLF

Buy now!
PROTECTOR WOLF

SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

Buy now!
SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

TO CATCH A TREAT

Buy now!
TO CATCH A TREAT

TRAINED TO PROTECT

Buy now!
TRAINED TO PROTECT

UNLUCKY CHARMS

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UNLUCKY CHARMS

VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)
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Part Way There by Linda O. Johnston

June 6, 2019 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston tagged as , , ,

 

Romance writer. 

That’s me.  Especially right now. 

In addition to mysteries.  But as I mentioned in an earlier post here, my current mystery series is over. The fifth and last in the Barkery & Biscuits series, For A Good Paws, was a May release. Will I write more mysteries? I hope so… but not for a while.

Why?  I’ve got a bonanza of deadlines for romances! I’m under contract for four Harlequin Romantic Suspense books. 

The first two are part of their long-lived Colton continuity series, filled with lots of Colton relatives in real and fictional towns all over the place.  Mine are in two different mini-series in two fictional towns.  I’ve finished going over the line edits for the first, although I got the changed manuscript back to read one more time.  I’m also about to submit the manuscript for the second, so I’m making progress.  

The last two are in a mini-series of my own, a spin-off from my K-9 Ranch Rescue mini-series for HRS, the Shelter of Secrets mini-series. I’m just starting to work on the first of those.  The Coltons don’t necessarily have dogs. But these will!

So as much as I’d love to take on more mysteries, or even something different, they’ll have to wait till I feel I can deal with additional deadlines. Right now, I’m particularly enjoying romances.

By the way, I do a lot of crossword puzzles. One clue recently was “Harlequin product” or something like that.  The answer?  I’ll bet you can guess. 

Yes, it was “romance.”

Linda

 


 

Barkery & Biscuits Series

TO CATCH A TREAT

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TO CATCH A TREAT

BAD TO THE BONE

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BAD TO THE BONE

PICK AND CHEWS

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PICK AND CHEWS

FOR A GOOD PAWS

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FOR A GOOD PAWS

 


 

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