Summer Reads Blog Hop CLOSED

Hot Alpha SEALs
What am I reading this summer? Well, I have 11 sizzling Navy SEAL stories to devour from the HOT ALPHA SEALS Megaset I’m in with 11 of my favorite fellow military romance and romantic suspense authors. It’s a 12-pack of hot alpha heroes all for 99 cents only for a limited time. I figure SEALs and summer go pretty good together. Don’t you agree?

WINNER IS SUSIE (Email: Lil Redd 521)

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BLOG CONTEST: Enter at this Entry-Form to win my blog prize
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PRIZE: a two-pack eBook collection from Cat’s Red Hot & Blue series (Model Soldier, A Prince Among Men)
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FINE PRINT: Contest closes July 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Winner will be notified by July 28, 2014.
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MORE BLOGS AND PRIZES BELOW!
Summer Reads Blog Hop
Summer’s in full swing. Come in out of the heat and check out our favorite Summer Reads. Each blog will feature their favorites and a giveaway so visit them all. Plus there’s a Grand Prize giveaway happening too!

Click below for the Linky List of Participating Blogs

 

Thank you to Anna from herding cats & burning soup for organizing!

Covergasm Blog Hop *ENTRIES CLOSED *

covergasm blog hop>>JUNE 14 UPDATE: Random.org chose LUCKY COMMENTER #7 to win my eARC. Congrats susanmplatt!<<

Yep. This one is ALL about the covers. The ones that just make you gasp and go..oh my, I NEED this book. Now! Those that are truly…covergasm-worthy. Stop by each blog to check out their favorites! There will be a giveaway at each stop plus a grand prize giveaway of an Amazon Gift Card! Happy Hopping!

I’m a sucker for a good cover myself. I love getting new covers from my publishers and I love playing around in Photoshop creating some myself. So I will happily show off the new cover from my upcoming Night with a SEAL.

The book will launch my new Romantic Suspense series, Hot SEALs, and will debut in a SEAL-themed multi-author box set late July (fingers crossed!).

It will also be available for individual purchase a couple of months later, when Book 2 in the Hot SEALs series, Saved by a SEAL, will also release. I have a busy and exciting summer ahead of me!

Here’s the cover and below that, information on how you can COMMENT TO WIN my prize! Enter to be the very first to get your hands on an eARC of Night with a SEAL.

Night with a SEAL (Hot SEALs Book 1)

NIGHT WITH A SEAL

Ten years of dedication to the Navy taught SEAL Jon Rudnick one thing—he’s not afraid to risk life and limb for his country. But when navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy it makes Jon question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the woman who doesn’t do one-night stands or SEALs but who broke both rules with Jon the eve of his deployment to Afghanistan. He can’t get her out of his head—not while away and not now that he’s back.

When Ali’s life is threatened and military rules won’t allow him to intervene, Jon decides it’s time to take back control. The question is what would a SEAL do as a civilian? Jon’s got skills, drive and an idea, as well as a few teammates willing to cover his six. And he’s got the hope of more with Ali.

A team of sexy SEALs, a terrorist threat, and an attraction that can’t be denied . . . it all comes together in this launch of the new Hot SEALs romantic suspense series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author Cat Johnson.

Hot SEALs series

MY PRIZE

Comment on this blog post before the contest deadline to enter to win an eARC of Night with a SEAL (in winner’s choice of either PDF, ePub or Mobi format). That’s right! You will be the very first person to read the launch novella from my new series, not releasing until at least late July. Only my military consultant, my mom, and my paid proofreader have had that honor, so comment to enter now! 

THE FINE PRINT: One prize will be awarded to a single winner. Contest for the digital Night with a SEAL closes June 13, 11:59 PM ET. Comments must be made prior to then to be considered. One winner will be chosen from the comments on this post using Random.org and contacted by email. Winner’s name will be posted here June 14. International entries welcome.

Click HERE to see all the participating blogs . Each blog will serve up their choice of a great cover AND an individual prize! In addition, a grand prize is being offered by the host blog. Details at:

 HERDING CATS AND BURNING SOUP

HOP GIVEAWAY FORM

THREE WEEKS WITH A BULL RIDER Release Day & Review Giveaway

Three Weeks with a Bull Rider

The long awaited release of Book 3 in the Oklahoma Nights series

THREE WEEKS WITH A BULL RIDER

is finally here!

AMAZON  BN  KENSINGTON   iTUNES   BOOKSAMILLION   WALMART

Because release days make authors crazy, and because Amazon ranks books that have more reviews higher than those that don’t, I’ve decided I’m having a spur of the moment giveaway to thank the first 35 readers who take the time to read the book and post their review to Amazon.com US during release week.

What is this special thank you gift? The very fridge magnet Tara sees on Tuck and Becca’s fridge in the below scene in Chapter 4! (Yes, this makes book number 3 I’ve written Joseph’s Fine Foods fried bologna into!)

She glanced at the stove and made a face at how long the hot water was taking. It was true—a watched pot didn’t boil. She wandered over to the refrigerator. Might as well get out the milk she’d need for her tea. As she reached for the handle, a brightly colored orange magnet caught her eye. She squinted at the magnet’s text, promoting the place in Drumright that had catered Tuck and Becca’s wedding, and the restaurant’s famous fried bologna sandwich.

Tara shook her head and laughed. Tuck and his fried bologna. Her brother was nuts about the stuff.

About to yank the door open, Tara noticed what was held under that fridge magnet. She froze with her hand on the handle and her stomach in knots. Staring back at her, eye level, were the smiling faces of Logan and Emma in their wedding photo.

Becca’s newly married sister now lived just a few miles away with the man Tara had loved since she could walk. Emma had stolen Logan from her and married him just weeks ago.

Tara flashed back to the last time she’d spoken to him. She remembered standing in his parents’ kitchen on the day of his wedding, professing her love to him and begging him not to get married. Logan had said he’d never love Tara that way then left her there alone and went to get married.

In a nutshell, that was why she couldn’t live at Tuck and Becca’s during her internship. In spite of all the things in the plus column for Tara staying with them between events for the next three weeks, there was one big—huge—reason why she couldn’t and it was staring her right in the face from beneath the Joseph’s Fine Foods magnet.

“Shit.”

“Why are you cussing at my fridge?” Tuck’s gruff morning voice came from behind Tara.

Entering is easy:
Keep Calm and Eat Bologna

  1. Be among the first 35 readers to a) post a review for Three Weeks with a Bull Rider on Amazon.com (US) and b) email me the link to your review on Amazon.com US.  NOTE: It’s okay if you bought the book from BN, Kobo, Books-A-Million, Walmart, etc, or even if you received an Advanced Review Copy. You don’t have to have purchased the book at Amazon to leave a review there.
  2. COPY and PASTE the link (URL) to your review on Amazon.com US into an email with the subject line MAGNET, and send it to me at Cat@CatJohnson.net
  3. Include in the email your United States mailing address and I will mail to you via USPS the orange “Keep Calm and Eat Bologna” magnet “seen” in Chapter 4  of Three Weeks with a Bull Rider.
  4. Limited offer. The first 35 readers with qualifying reviews to email me will receive the gift. Valid for release week only. Reviews must be posted  and email received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time April 1, 2014
Keep Calm and Eat Bologna Cat Johnson Magnets

Magnets modeled by the crew at Joseph’s Fine Foods in Drumright, OK

Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop (CLOSED) & Naughty Christmas Sweater Gallery!

Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop 2013

12/21/13 UPDATE: THE HOP IS NOW CLOSED. MY PRIZE WINNER IS Linda Rimer-Como. GRAND PRIZE WINNER NAME TBA. THANKS ALL!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

As we count down to Christmas, I’m still scrambling to finish my shopping, but I find I keep seeing things I want for myself! Don’t you hate when that happens?! The one item I’m haunted by is a cashmere throw. It’s crazy expensive. I don’t need it, but I WANT it! I keep imagining myself sitting at my computer, the soft cashmere in my lap, light as a cloud even as it warms me while I work…. So far I’ve satisfied myself with just fantasizing about this indulgence. We’ll see if it remains a fantasy or if in a moment of weakness, or after an over-indulgence of spiked eggnog, I give in.

While shopping online, these sweaters on Amazon have given me a good laugh. The naughty girl in me wants to wear one to Christmas dinner and see if the in-laws notice. Look closely or you might miss the humping reindeer or peeing santa 😉

Naughty Reindeer Christmas SweaterNaughty Snowman Christmas SweaterBad Santa Christmas SweaterNice Balls! Christmas SweaterWhere's My Ho's At Naughty Santa SweaterNaughty Santa Peeing SweaterHeadless Snowman Ugly SweaterSleigh Ugly Christmas SweaterGingerbread Man SweaterKiss Me Under the Mistletoe Naughty Xmas Sweatshirt

What’s the one indulgence you would love this year?? What was the worst gift you ever got? COMMENT ON THIS POST TO ENTER TO WIN MY PRIZE (details below).  And don’t forget to visit the main contest page for the Grand Prize Rafflecopter to win a $200 Best Buy GC and a loaded thumbdrive of eBooks. Then hit up all the many other blogs to enter to win more!

CAT’S BLOG CONTEST: Enter to win my prize, a download of A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS. Comment on this post before 11:59 PM EST Dec. 20, 2013.  International entries welcome. One winner will be chosen from the comments on this post on 12/21 using Random.org and contacted by email.

Grand Prize winner will be chosen separately by the contest organizer from all Rafflecopter entries ( located on the main page) so visit the Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop 2013 main page to enter to win the Grand Prize! Click Here

PJ Schnyder – steamy Laura Kaye – steamy Christi Barth – steamy Katee Robert – steamy Monica Burns – steamy
Christina Wolfer – steamy Cat Johnson – steamy Delphine Dryden – steamy Vivi Dumas – steamy Gabriella Edwards – steamy
Dana Marie Bell – steamy Christine dAbo – steamy Stephanie Flash Burke – steamy Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences – all ages Romance with Flavor – steamy
Simply Ali – steamy Joyfully Reviewed – steamy Books Make Me Happy – steamy Literary Escapism – steamy Sinfully Tasty Reads – steamy
Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance – steamy Thats What Im Talking About – steamy Read-Love-Blog – steamy The Book Tart – steamy Trinity Blacio – steamy
Eliza Knight – steamy Misa Buckley – all ages Leah Braemel – steamy Jodi Redford – steamy Amy Joy Lutchen – all ages
Whos Reviews – all ages AllisonGamblin.com – all ages Books Make Me Happy – all ages C. Margery Kempe – steamy Tiffany Allee – all ages
Anna Daye – steamy Val Griswold-Ford – all ages Heather Long, Author – all ages Nicole Zoltack – all ages Robyn Neeley – all ages
Sarah Grimm – steamy Ambrielle Kirk – steamy Tonya Burrows – all ages Selena Laurence – all ages Rachel Rawlings – all ages
TrulySimplyPink – all ages Kary Rader – all ages In The Pages of a Good Book – steamy Kait Ballenger – all ages Zany PNR Addict – steamy
Tara Kingston – steamy Mina Vaughn, Author – steamy Hilary Storm, Author – steamy Andrea Michelle – steamy Kiss And Tell Reviews – steamy
the passionate reader – all ages Emma Shortt – steamy

A VETERANS CELEBRATION #GIVEAWAY

In honor of Veterans Day, and today’s release of UNIFORM DESIRES, the 99 cent military romance box set I’m in, I’ve teamed up with fellow author Eliza Gayle (who happens to be a USMC Veteran herself and a military wife) and we’re having a Rafflecopter Giveaway! She’s promoting one of her Purgatory Masters series books that features a former military hero, Levi’s Ultimatum, and I’m promoting Uniform Desires.

We tried to think of fun ways for you to enter, things like tweeting your favorite line from one of our books or thanking a veteran, and in exchange, you’ll be entered to win some great prizes. We’ve got a Vera Bradley Wristlet in Cobalt (though I’d like to rename that color just for this week “US Marine blue”, if no one minds), signed paperbacks from my Red, Hot, & Blue military romance series, and also a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate, just in time for your holiday shopping or to use as a treat for yourself.

Vera Bradley Wristlet in Cobalt Value $42  Signed paperbacks Cat Johnson  Amazon Gift Card

Where do you enter? Links are below…

MOBILE FRIENDLY FACEBOOK LINK

Not on Facebook? Enter at the RAFFLECOPTER PAGE

And don’t forget to check out UNIFORM DESIRES, and grab it before the price goes up! 6 stories from 6 of your favorite military romance authors for the low introductory price of 99 cents, featuring Melissa Schroeder, Sharon Hamilton, Delilah Devlin, Elle James, JM Maddon and me!

AMAZON KINDLE     BARNES & NOBLE NOOK    KOBO

AND because one is not enough, we have a different Rafflecopter running on the UNIFORM DESIRES FACEBOOK PAGE

Enter at this mobile-friendly link

*CLOSED* Enter the ‘Sunset on Summer’ Blog Hop to Win!

Sunset on Summer Blog Hop September 2013

UPDATE 10/2/20013 THE WINNER OF MY BLOG PRIZE IS Brenda M.! Thanks to all the commenters!

Summer is coming to an end, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because the end of summer means the beginning of fall. Crisp cool weather. Shorter days and longer nights. Kids busy with school work and hopefully more time for mom to snuggle in with a good book.

The big publishers must realize this too because they hold their powerhouse mega releases for the autumn months leading up to the holiday season. Even my publishers are putting out my new releases, (which are not powerhouse mega releases I assure you!) during this post-summer time period and for four months in a row, from September through December, I have one new release each month.

Crazy, huh!?

Below is the lineup of what’s coming from me from now through the end of the year, all on preorder so you can wake up to them on release day and find they were delivered to your eReader, effort free.

MY PRIZE: To celebrate my new releases, and the wrapping up of the Red, Hot & Blue series, I’ll be giving one lucky commenter on this post a download of one of my Red, Hot & Blue series backlist eBook titles that are available now. (Winner’s Choice of one of the following eBooks: Trey, Jack, Jimmy, Jared, Cole, Bobby, A Few Good Men, Model Soldier, or A Prince Among Men.)

TO ENTER TO WIN MY BLOG PRIZE, TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS ON THIS POST, WHAT UPCOMING RELEASE ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS FALL? Note: It doesn’t have to be one of mine 🙂

The Fine Print: For my blog prize, one eBook, international entries are welcome. One winner will be chosen using Random.org from the comments left on this post during the duration of the hop (11:59 PM eastern time September 16 through 11:59 PM eastern time September 30th). The winner will be contacted by email and announced on October 1st.

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Cat’s New Releases

TWO TIMES AS HOT (Oklahoma Nights series) Sept 24

BULL (Red, Hot & Blue series) Oct 29

MATT (Red, Hot & Blue series) Nov 26

THE COMMANDER (Red, Hot & Blue series) Dec 31

Two Times as Hot (Oklahoma Nights Series) BULL (Red Hot & Blue series) Cat Johnson Military Romance Matt (Red, Hot & Blue series) Cat Johnson (military romance) The Commander (Red Hot & Blue) Cat Johnson

Visit the sponsors’ hop page for a full list of participating blogs HERE.

Visit all the participants’ blogs for more chances to win!

HOP GRAND PRIZE INFO

**10/10 UPDATE: GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS Michelle Vasquez**

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fine Print for the Grand Prize:
1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7″ HD or NOOK HD winner’s choice (US Only), or Paypal Cash (International). Rafflecopter Closes at 12:01 AM 9/30/13. Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Christy from BTS Book Reviews emag and Decadent Publishing and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Our wonderful Grand Prize Co-Sponsors

My TWO TIMES AS HOT Contest Ends Soon!

Exciting happenings this week…

Two Times as Hot (Oklahoma Nights Series)In this week’s PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, the reviewer called me ‘clever’ and said about TWO TIMES AS HOT

“Impressively fresh… [Johnson’s] dialogue lilts off the tongue, and her earlier characters continue developing alongside Emma and Logan, keeping returning readers engaged. Johnson’s fans will be looking forward to the next in the series. ”

So yay for Publishers Weekly!!

Next up, I’ll be celebrating my birthday in Savannah, Georgia at the Authors After Dark Convention, which is totally cool.

AND so, to further celebrate, I’m running a contest! Do you want a paperback ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of TWO TIMES AS HOT, in your hot little hand a month before the public release? You’re in luck because I’m giving one away in a Rafflecopter drawing that will end at the stroke of midnight on my birthday. So don’t delay, there’s only a couple of days left. It’s easy to enter. Click on the link below.

ENTER TO WIN AT THE RAFFLECOPTER here OR here at the alternate a Rafflecopter giveaway link