July 19th Week In Review – Books and Bologna


Eat BolognaYesterday a reader in Oklahoma reported being stopped in a store and questioned where she got the Joseph’s Fine Foods shirt she was wearing. The women said to her, “Do you know that’s mentioned in a romance novel?”

My reader said, “You don’t say? And I’m sure the author Cat Johnson and the owners of Joseph’s will be very happy you recognized the name.” Which is when the reader exclaimed, “It’s real? We thought it was a fictional restaurant.”

After a good laugh, my reader explained it was very real, and just down the road. She gave them directions, told them to try the bologna sandwich and if they were lucky, there might be some cool swag there too. The women explained they were from Enid, OK and were here in the Stillwater/Drumright area for the night. They had just read my ONE NIGHT WITH A COWBOY, and loved it, and had every intention of hitting up Joseph’s today before they leave for home.

How freaking cool is that?!? The power of the promo ‘ho is strange. And this truth is stranger than fiction moment wins as my OMG Moment of the Week. On to the next…

Alpha Bad Boy Bundle

Running a close second to highlight number one above is this… This week marked the official release of our ALPHA BAD BOYS bundle and I’m thrilled to announce it hit #1 at All Romance site wide, and though ranks change hourly, I’ve seen it at #5 at Barnes & Noble and #12 at Amazon, both site wide. Very cool!

The price is about to go up so if you want this bundle filled with 7 full stories from 7 authors for the 99 cent intro price, get it now. I’m truly not being coy by not telling you when the price will go up. It is because I’m not exactly sure. Coordinating 7 authors has been a monumental undertaking and I’ve heard everything from Saturday (as in tomorrow) to next Monday for the price hike and I don’t want anyone angry at me if I promise one date and it turns out to be another. All I can tell you is if you want it, get it now.

Amazon for Kindle

Barnes and Noble for Nook

Smashwords (Multiple formats)

All Romance eBooks (Multiple formats)


What will next week bring? God only knows, but I can’t wait to find out!!


3 responses to “July 19th Week In Review – Books and Bologna

  1. Don’t you just love the synchronicity of the universe? Readers are EVERYWHERE and we love to pimp “our” authors. That’s one of the best “you mean that location is REAL?” stories I’ve heard. I’ve got my copy of “Alpha Bad Boys,” on my hot little Kindle.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Oh Cat, I LOVE the fact that the woman thought you made up the restaurant. And, as an Alabamian, the fried bologna sandwich is certainly a “southern” mainstay for kids and adults, alike! Add a freshly grown tomato and it was “company food!” Congrats on your latest–the bad boys collaboration. I plan to wrap myself around it this weekend–it’s already loaded on my NOOK!