It’s been a hell of a day! It started at 4am for me, when the release day To Do list woke me up. That’s when, over coffee and Twitter, I noticed release day had started as I slept, while the fine folks at Joseph’s Fine Foods held a countdown to midnight and my official book release. It’s been non-stop since! Here are a few of the exciting events of today.
I discovered Barnes & Noble has a “Rough Cowboys” category, and look who the #1 best seller in it is! Rankings change hourly so I took a screenshot. I also found One Night with a Cowboy as the #8 Trending Nook Book on the site and the #2 in the Contemporary Romance/Cowboys category.
Very exciting! But not quite as exciting as when the lovely Kim from Book Obsessed Chicks posted a picture of my book at a Long Island Barnes and Noble. That got me out of my house and in the car, headed for my own BN in Poughkeepsie, and lo and behold, look what I found!
After creeping around upstairs in the romance shelves, trying to figure out how I was going to, should I find my book, flip it face out without anyone seeing me doing it, I finally asked a clerk if they had my book and he led me downstairs and to the front table for the New Fiction! No flipping necessary to see my blue manflesh cover. And don’t I stand out amid all those other covers!?
Have you spotted One Night with a Cowboy in the wild at a Walmart, Barnes & Noble or Target? Snap a picture, post it somewhere I can see it, such as your Facebook or Twitter, then email me your snail mail address and I’ll mail you a Cat Johnson swag prize!
And equally exciting is that despite historical snow and storms throughout the mid-West, a case of books made it to Joseph’s Fine Foods in Drumright, Oklahoma in time for release day, which, by the way, was commemorated with the lunch special being–you guessed it–the now infamous fried bologna sandwich immortalized in more than one scene in One Night with a Cowboy!
And now that the reviews are starting to roll in and readers are reporting back their progress in the book, I thought it might be nice to tell you about what’s next for the characters. For those of you reading now, you might have taken notice of the geeky but loveable head of the OSU English department, Becca’s boss and Logan’s poker buddy, Mark Ross. Guess who has his own novella? Yup, Mark’s story is my next release on preorder now for July 2 in the mass market, multi-author anthology He’s the One, headlined by Linda Lael Miller, Jill Shalvis and Lucy Monroe, with Kate Angell and me. To give you a taste there’s an all new, never before seen excerpt from that novella, titled FISH OUT OF WATER now in my FAN ZONE on my Facebook page. Go check it out!