September Wrap-Up: Hot SEALs, Cowboys & Bestsellers

September has been a hell of a month! Going in I knew it would be crazy, but little did I know what surprises this month would hold. Here’s the wrap up in pictures…

USA Today #105 Bestseller

Saved by a SEAL hit the USA Today bestseller list!

Night With A SEAL Audio

My narrator finished the audiobook of Night with a SEAL and it’s available at Audible, Amazon & iTunes!

Fans from Canada to Georgia and everywhere in between have emailed pics of the the mass market paperback of One Night with a Cowboy shelved in Walmart, Sam's Club & BN.

Fans from Canada to Georgia and everywhere in between took pics of the mass market paperback of my USA Today bestseller One Night with a Cowboy in Walmart, Sam’s Club & Barnes & Noble.

Hot SEALs Audiobook

I hired Craig Jessen to begin the audiobook of the USA Today bestselling Saved by a SEAL in the Hot SEALs series.

SEALed at Midnight Hot SEALs by Cat Johnson

I added an eBook-only short novella to the Hot SEALs line-up. SEALed at Midnight is on preorder at Amazon for a December eRelease. It will be available at every digital venue Dec 16th.

Saved by a SEAL (Hot SEALs Book 3) Cat Johnson

Kissed by a SEAL is on preorder at iBooks. It will be available in eBook and paperback at all available venues by March 17.


I finished edits on Midnight Cowboy (Midnight Ride) for the April release from Kensington. For fans of the Oklahoma Nights series, you'll be happy to know this is the story for Tuck and Tara's brother, Tyler. 

I finished edits on Midnight Ride  for an April print/ebook release. For fans of the Oklahoma Nights series this is the story for Tuck and Tara’s brother, Tyler Jenkins.

Coming Soon From Samhain Publishing .com

I contracted the next two Studs in Spurs professional bull rider books with Samhain. I’m writing Aaron’s story now for a 2015 release.

New eBook & Paperback Release: Saved by a SEAL (the Hot SEALs series) by Cat Johnson

The wait is finally over! My Hot SEAL Zane from SAVED BY A SEAL is available for your reading pleasure in both eBook & paperback.

Saved by a SEAL Quote GraphicSAVED BY A SEAL (Hot SEALs)

Zane Alexander was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but the rebellious bad boy traded it, along with his share of the family fortune, for a Navy SEAL trident and freedom from his controlling father.

Ten years later, Zane’s teammates are depending on him to secure the startup capital they need to open their security company and he’s gambling on his skills at covert operations to get it. For a million dollars he’ll fake interest in Missy Greenwood, the Senator’s daughter his father wants him to date in exchange for the investment.

When Missy is kidnapped and Zane and his team are sent to Nigeria to rescue her, there’s no more faking it when the danger and the emotions turn very real.

Author’s NOTE: Every book in the series is a standalone love story with a different hero and heroine with their own HEA or HFN. Saved by a SEAL is a 37,600 word contemporary romance featuring a alpha male military hero, a rich girl from his past, and a friends-to-lovers romance trope.

ALSO IN THE HOT SEALS SERIES! If you love hot SEALs, don’t miss Jon’s story, Night with a SEAL (Hot SEALs #1) available now in eBook, Print and Audiobook, and Chris’s story, KISSED BY A SEAL (Hot SEALs #3) coming March 17, 2015 and on preorder at iBooks!

Special pricing! 99 cents for the eBook during release week only! ($2.99 on 9/21)

BARNES & NOBLE (NookBook & Print)    AMAZON   (eBook & Print)

AMAZON CA    AMAZON UK  (international readers check your online retailers)

also at  iBOOKSKOBO and  ARe   (eBook only)


A peek behind the curtain… Please don’t ask me about an Amazon preorder for Kissed by a SEAL (book 3) for the March release. I asked but there is a newly instituted 3 month limit. (That is only for little folks like me. This doesn’t apply to big publishers.) Barnes & Noble (Nook) doesn’t give preorders to indies for direct upload at all and I’m not inclined to go through a third-party uploader which will cost me both control and a percentage of sales. So given that, I extend a huge thanks to iBooks  for being so sweet and giving me the preorder for Kissed by a SEAL for the March release and also All Romance eBooks (ARe) who also allowed me the 6 month advance preorder.

September 2014 Hot SEALs Calendar Wallpaper

Judging by the look of the September calendar, it’s going to be a busy month with mass market, eBook and trade paperback releases for 3 different titles!

SEPTEMBER 2 – I’ll head right from Labor Day on Sept 1st, to the mass market paperback release of my USA Today bestseller ONE NIGHT WITH A COWBOY. Keep your eye out for it on a store shelf near you.

SEPTEMBER 16 – It feels like a long wait since NIGHT WITH A SEAL (Hot SEALs #1) released in July, but SAVED BY A SEAL (Hot SEALs #2) is almost here. If all goes well, fingers crossed, I’ll have the trade paperback and the eBook out on the same day.

SEPTEMBER 30 – Yes! CHAMPION, the next Studs in Spurs novel, will be out in eBook the end of this month!

September 2014 desktop Calendar wallpaper


Zane Saved By a SEAL Hot SEALs 2


August 2014 Hot SEALs Quote Desktop Wallpaper

Your August 2014 Desktop Wallpaper is here! Inspired by a quote from my sexy Navy SEAL Jon in NIGHT WITH A SEAL (Hot SEALs, Book 1) available now in eBook and Paperback and coming shortly in Audio, this wallpaper comes both with or without a calendar page.

Feel free to share with your friends!

Jon Night With a SEAL Hot SEALs #1 Quote


Hot SEALs Aug 2014 Calendar


Night with a SEAL Release Schedule Timeline


NIGHT WITH A SEAL releases in eBOOK as part of the Hot Alpha SEALs Megaset

 Preorder for 99 cents on Amazon NOW. At BN for Nook, iBooks, Kobo and ARe on or about 7/22

Hot Alpha SEALs



Night with a SEAL will be available as an individual eBook in all digital formats everywhere!

Hot SEALs Book1






Night with a SEAL paperback

(More distribution outlets coming soon. Or ask your local bookstore to order you a copy.)




In production now! Coming later this summer from ACX/Audible

Night With A SEAL Audio


September 16th

Look for SAVED BY A SEAL (Hot SEALs Book 2) in eBook everywhere!

Saved by a SEAL Hot SEALs Book 2




Hot SEALs series

NIGHT WITH A SEAL in Paperback? Yes!

Night with a SEAL paperbackYou read that right, an actual PAPERBACK! *Gasp*

I took the plunge, and took two days to make it happen, but I finally got Night with a SEAL formatted to my satisfaction for print. I was motivated to get it done because I want to take a few copies with me to the Authors After Dark Convention in August in Charlotte, NC (registration is still open for attendees for that, fyi).

The good news is that since the paperback is being sold through Amazon, my hope is that it will be available for purchase at all of the international Amazon sites. It’s already up on the US (and eligible for Prime shipping), Germany, Italy , France , Spain, and the UK , so fingers crossed it goes to the other sites as well. It is also available on Createspace .

But WAIT! It’s not out in eBook yet but it’s out in paperback? Yeah, it is and I’m hanging my head in newbie shame… I was going to release the Night with a SEAL paperback on July 22nd, the same day that the eBook will debut in the the Hot Alpha SEALs Megaset (on PREORDER now for 99 cents). Little did I know, in my inexperience with print, that when I approved the proof so I could order my copies for AAD, that would automatically list the paperback for retail sale on Amazon. They don’t mess around over there so SURPRISE guess what’s available 2 weeks early. Just in time for vacation season too, in case you need a “real book” that’s safe for the beach or the pool or the boat where eReaders fear to tread.

It’s just the paperback that’s up early. The eBook of Night with a SEAL will still be exclusive to the Hot Alpha SEALs 12 novella megaset until late August when I plan to release it as an individual eBook on all the usual retail sites (IE: BN, Smashwords, Kobo, ARe, iBooks, and Amazon).

Night with a SEAL Print  ISBN-13: 9781500425258 ISBN-10: 1500425257 

Covergasm Blog Hop *ENTRIES CLOSED *

covergasm blog hop>>JUNE 14 UPDATE: 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)


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


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 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: