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

Share the Love Giveaway Hop (CLOSED) and an EXCERPT from THROWN

Share the Love Bloghop
As we count down to Valentines Day, this blog hop is a little different. I’m sharing the love and surprising a few of my author friends by giving them the gift of your Facebook Likes and Twitter Follows. In exchange, each one you Follow/Like will be a bonus entry for you to win my prize, an advanced digital ARC of THROWN. And for those of you who aren’t on FB or Twitter, you still get to enter. All you need is an email address to do so. And as an additional thanks, I’ve posted an all new excerpt from THROWN at the end of this post.

Don’t forget to visit the host blog, Herding Cats & Burning Soup for links to all the other participating blogs where there are more prizes and chances to win!

TO ENTER: The entry form is hosted at the embedded MOBILE FRIENDLY LINK (or copy and paste this URL http://prmo.me/cYVz6N ) My apologies that WordPress doesn’t allow me to embed the whole entry form here.

The Fine Print: Contest ends 11:59 PM ET Feb. 14, 2014. PromoSimple will generate a winner from the entrants. I will email the winner of my prize, an eARC of my May 20th release THROWN, as well as post their name here on Feb 15th.

THE WINNER IS FROGGY! SHE HAS BEEN CONTACT BY EMAIL.

Thanks for helping me share the love! And as a thank you, I’m posting below a never-before-seen excerpt from my May release, THROWN (Studs in Spurs, Book 6). This book, and the next one coming in the series, CHAMPION, show how love can happen at any age. The hero and heroine in THROWN are young (Skeeter 21 and Reilly 19), but in the next book, CHAMPION, the hero Cooper (Skeeter’s bull riding teacher) is in his 40s and the heroine Hannah, Skeeter’s mother, is nearly 40. The two books are standalone love stories. Enjoy! Cat

THROWN (Studs in Spurs, Book 6) by Cat Johnson

Thrown Studs in Spurs Cat Johnson

This ain’t their first rodeo…but there are a lot of other firsts they can experience together

Skeeter Anderson was born to ride bulls. He bypassed college to shoot straight to the top of the elite pro tour, but lately all he can seem to do is hit the dirt.Unwilling to admit his career might be over at twenty-one, Skeeter brainstorms a bull-riding boot camp with his buddies, which will put him closer to a girl who’s caught his eye—a stock contractor’s daughter called Riley.

Riley Davis lives and breathes bulls. Since her mother’s death, she’s been her father’s business partner as well as the apple of his eye—until a coronary rips him out of her life. Now, at nineteen, she must find a way to hang onto the family business. When Skeeter hears about Riley’s dad, he drives straight to Mississippi to lend her a hand, his buddies hot on his heels. Suddenly Riley has more help than she can shake a stick at, and an attraction to Skeeter that’s heating up by the minute…

Warning: Contains cowboy yoga, cowboys in love, and a romance that hits so hard and fast, it makes being thrown from a bull look like a friendly game of hopscotch.

EXCERPT from THROWN (rated G)

10 Years Ago

Glen walked over with the bull rope that had fallen off the bull right after Skeeter had. He looped it over the rail and shook his head. “Damned if he don’t remind me of you, Coop.”

“Oh, really?” Cooper cocked a brow.

“Yup. You get that same look in your eye after a ride.” The man grinned.

As Glen walked away in the direction of the barn, Cooper’s gaze shot to Skeeter. “If that’s true, then God help you, boy. You’re bound to have a tough life ahead of you.”

Skeeter could handle it. His life hadn’t been a piece of cake so far anyway. But the life of a professional bull rider like Cooper? He was ready for whatever that threw at him.

The sound of gravel crunching on the driveway caught Skeeter’s attention. He turned to see his mother’s car inch its way toward the ring. He hardly held himself in check so he didn’t go running toward her. The only thing preventing him was that he didn’t want to act like a little kid in front of Cooper.

She seemed to take an eternity to park and then walk toward him. She stepped carefully through the dust and the sparse grass. Her waitress uniform looked so out of place next to the practice pen it might have made Skeeter laugh if he hadn’t been so excited, but his mom didn’t seem to notice or care that she didn’t fit in here dressed like that.

Cooper must have noticed her uniform though. He was staring at her as she made her way from the parked car to the ring.

Skeeter jumped to explain. “My mom works at the diner weeknights after her shift at the hospital is over. She works there on Saturdays too. That’s why she’s wearing that uniform.”

“That’s a lot of work for one lady.” Cooper shot Skeeter a sideways look. “What’s your daddy do for a living?”

“I don’t know. He doesn’t live around here.”

After a second, Cooper nodded. His gaze shifted, moving to Skeeter’s mom and then back to Skeeter. “There ain’t nothing wrong with having two jobs and working hard, son. Except I suppose it doesn’t leave her much time for herself, now does it?”

“Sure, it does. She has Sunday mornings off. We go to church and then she and the ladies there have coffee and cookies together while the kids go play outside.”

Cooper nodded again, but by then Skeeter’s mother was close enough he could tell her about his ride. “Mom! Cooper said I did great and I can ride again tomorrow.”

She raised one brow. “Is that so? And it’s proper to call him Mr. Holbrook.”
Cooper grinned. “That’s fine, ma’am. Cooper works for me.”
“As long as it’s all right with you.” His mother didn’t smile even though Cooper was smiling at her. In fact, she looked a little sad as she looked at Skeeter. “But I’m not sure about another lesson so soon.”

No! She couldn’t say that.

“I need to keep practicing if I’m gonna get good.” When she pressed her lips together in a move Skeeter had seen many times, his heart sank. She was going to say no. It was no use, but he had to try anyway. “Please.”

She drew in a slow breath.
“Ma’am. If I might step in here for a second?”
Finally letting out that big breath, she glanced at Cooper. “Sure.”
“I could use someone to help me out here. If you dropped him off for a few hours a couple of days a week, he could do a little work around the place and then I could get him on a few bulls. It would only be when I’m around, of course. I do a lot of traveling, but if I’m here, he’s welcome.”

She bit her lower lip before she nodded. “That would be real nice of you, Mr. Holbrook.”

“Nah, he’d be doing me the favor helping out. And it’s Cooper, remember?”

“All right. Thank you.” A small smile tipped up her lips and Skeeter’s heart began to pound. He was going to get to work and ride with Cooper, almost like they were partners. That was even better than just taking lessons.

“It’s my pleasure, ma’am.”

She swiped one hand across her eyes and then turned to Skeeter. “Come on. We’ve got to go. I need to get a load of laundry in so my uniform’s clean for work. You need to thank Mr. Hol—Cooper.”

PREORDER: AMAZON KINDLE

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

*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

Heartbreaker Blog Hop Feb 8 – 11 *CLOSED*

One Night With a Cowboy by Cat JohnsonYeah, women love bad boys. The heartbreakers they fall for knowing the risk, hoping to be the one to reform them. But heartbreakers aren’t alway bad guys. Sometimes, they’re the good guys who break a girl’s heart trying to do the right thing. Sacrificing self and happiness for the greater good.

Tucker Jenkins, in ONE NIGHT WITH A COWBOY, releasing Feb. 26 and on preorder now, is this kind of hero. SPOILER ALERT: He breaks Becca’s heart, for a little while anyway, but he does it to protect her.

But never fear, because in my world when a man breaks a woman’s heart, but does it for the right reasons, karma or the goddess of love or fate or whoever is in charge of cosmic matters of the heart, makes sure things all work out for the lovers in the end.

Want to read an excerpt from One Night with a CowboyCLICK HERE.

So, readers, what kind of heartbreaker hero do you prefer ? The bad boy you want to see saved by the heroine? Or the good boy who sacrifices all for the greater good? Or maybe you love to hate the man who breaks the heroine’s heart so the hero can swoop in and save her? Comment to enter to win…

There are multiple prizes for this hop so keep reading to the end.

MY BLOG PRIZE: Since we’re coming up on Valentines Day, I’m feeling generous. I’ll be giving away to one lucky commenter my entire Trilogy collection. That’s three eBooks consisting of three stories each, a year’s worth of love stories that span from February on a Leap Year, through March Madness, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, and ending on Valentines Day the following year. One commenter will win digitals copies, one each of OPPOSITES ATTRACT, NICE & NAUGHTY AND JUST DESSERTS !

*RANDOM.ORG HAS CHOSEN GRAPEAPRIL AS THE RANDOM WINNING COMMENTER FOR MY PRIZE. I WILL EMAIL HER WITH MY PRIZE BUT REMEMBER, THE HOP HOSTS CARRIEANN RYAN WILL CHOOSE THE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS. THANKS FOR PLAYING!*

MY FINE PRINT: Contest ends on Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET. Winner will be chosen from the commenters on this post only using Random.org and notified by email and posted here on Feb. 12. One entry on this post per person, please. International entries allowed for this set of 3 eBooks.

 Heartbreaker Blog HopTHE BLOG HOP GRAND PRIZES

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH participating blog and comment (with your email address) and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 300 times! Sorry, but the 3rd prize swag pack is NOT international due to shipping costs.

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

Make sure to visit this LINK to follow the rest of the participating blogs. There is both a grand prize as well as a huge swag bag up for grabs, donated by the hop participants and organized by Carrie Ann Ryan.

Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop ~ CONTEST CLOSED

Give Books for Christmas!

‘Tis the season for gift giving, and even at this late date I’m sure there are still a few folks out there who have yet to check everyone off their list. Here is the problem I have discovered–I keep finding, and buying, things for myself as well as for others. Oh, well.

Anyway, while I’m shopping, I often turn to books for gifts for those on my list. Cookbooks for my friends. Non-fiction for my father. Romance for my mother, usually my own print books. A classic selection for the little ones on my list (being a New Yorker who has spent considerable time at the Plaza, Eloise at Christmastime is one of my favorite gifts for a child).

>>THE CONTEST HAS CLOSED<<

THE WINNER of my prize of a download of A Cowboy for Christmas is cait045 and has been contacted by email.

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR COMMENTING AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

To enter to win my blog hop prize–a digital version of my ebook A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS, simply comment below, what is your favorite gift to give?

The Fine Print: The Blog Hop will begin on Dec 14 and run to Dec 21, 2012. Winner for my prize of a digital file of A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS by Cat Johnson will be chosen using Random.org from the comments made on this post by 11:59 PM Eastern time on December 21, 2012 and announced here on December 22nd, as well as contacted by email. International entries welcome. Scroll down to read the blurb and see the cover for A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS.

VISIT ALL THE PARTICIPATING BLOGS FOR A CHANCE AT MORE PRIZES, INCLUDING THE GRAND PRIZE OF A KINDLE FIRE LOADED WITH EBOOKS FROM US!

FIND THE FULL LIST OF BLOGS HERE . Thank you to PJ Snyder for hosting.

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A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS

A Cowboy for Christmas by Cat JohnsonSexy, independent, corporate executive Casey Harrington’s life and career were shaped by a childhood Christmas wish left unfulfilled.  Now, twenty years later on a Colorado cattle ranch, she finally gets everything she’s always wanted—both a hot cowboy and a dream job.

But Bonner “Blue” Boyd is a rancher and Casey is a New Yorker, and even if the sex between them is hot enough to start a prairie fire, they both know that city and country might mix for a week, but it can’t work for a lifetime. Or can it?

When a dramatic turn of events reunite Bonner and Casey, this time on her turf in her city, she has to prove to her displaced cowboy he belongs with her, no matter where they end up. Luckily Casey knows the quickest way to a man’s heart is slightly lower than his stomach.

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