#RWA2014 San Antonio, TX – What I did on my summer vacation

My trip to San Antonio, TX was hot (well over 100 degrees daily), interesting, amazing, exhausting, eye opening and unforgettable. I went from meetings with industry professionals at the conference at the Riverwalk, to culinary adventures in Market Square, to a video filming for Amazon Kindle Love Stories and Kindle Worlds, to absorbing local color at the Cowboy Dancehall.  I now know there are more cowboys and tortillas (for breakfast lunch and dinner) in the state of Texas than anywhere else, that Prickly Pears are purple and that you can indeed have bull riding, dancing and live music all simultaneously under one roof. All in all, there were many things learned, new friends made, and old ones revisited and it was well worth the trip from NY and the time spent away from the WiP. Below are a few highlights in pictures.

The River Walk San Antonio TX

The River Walk San Antonio TX

Prickly Pear Margarita at the Kensington Dinner

Prickly Pear Margarita, Kensington Dinner, La Margarita

Bella Andre & Cat Johnson Kindle Worlds Video Shoot

Bella Andre & Cat Johnson Kindle Worlds Video Shoot

Cat Johnson Kindle Love Stories Interview

Cat Johnson Kindle Love Stories Interview

Cat Johnson at the Alamo San Antonio TX

Cat Johnson at the Alamo San Antonio TX

The Alamo

The Alamo

Cowboy Dance Hall PBR Bull Riding

Cowboy Dance Hall PBR Bull Riding

PBR Touring Pro San Antonio

PBR Touring Pro San Antonio

Live Music Cowboy Dance Hall SanAntonio

Live Band, Cowboy Dance Hall, San Antonio, TX

Surprise New Release! Game For Love: GAME ON

Game On Cat Johnson

SURPRISE! I have a new release today!

No, you haven’t missed anything. There was no cover reveal or preemptive promo like usual. I wasn’t talking about this one because I wasn’t allowed to. Ooo, the intrigue!

Game For Love : Game On Kindle WorldsAnyway, some of you might be aware that Amazon has something called KINDLE WORLDS . I’m guessing a lot of you are not familiar with it so I’ll explain. They basically bought the license to existing fictional worlds such as Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, GI Joe, Veronica Mars, etc and they allow authors to write stories and characters (keeping within established guidelines) within those worlds. Authors upload their stories to Amazon and readers can buy and read them. It’s, for lack of a better term, commercialized fan fiction. Today, Kindle Worlds announced that have added 4 new worlds, worlds based on well known romance book series and one of them is Bella Andre’s Game For Love world.

Where do I come in? Well I was lucky enough to be asked to be one of the launch authors for the new world, which meant I was working fast and in secret to get a story ready to upload for today’s launch. How? First, I read Bella’s book, GAME FOR LOVE,  so I was familiar with the world I’d be writing within and the existing characters in it. Then I came up with new characters, a hero and heroine of my own, along with a few of their friends, relatives, and co-workers. I connected my characters to Bella’s characters (my hero Trent is a friend and teammate of her hero Cole) and viola! I had the makings of my approximately 26,000 word novella, GAME ON.

It was fun joining Bella’s world for a little while and writing a football player for a change after so many military men and cowboys. Though really, I write hot alpha bad boy heroes so it doesn’t matter if he’s wearing combat boots, cowboys boots or football cleats, now does it? Little secret…my football hero Trent grew up in Texas on a ranch and might even put on those cowboy boots and hat for a scene or two, so GAME ON, though a part of Bella’s world, is truly a Cat Johnson story. 😉

Game For Love: Game On (Kindle Worlds Novella)

In the game for love, only the winners walk away with their hearts intact…

Trent O’Shea is a superstar athlete on the football field, but for one week each year he escapes into anonymity at an exclusive resort in the Florida Keys that caters to the rich and famous. Armed with a fake identity, he’s happy to sit by the pool and do nothing except enjoy some breathtaking scenery—and maybe ask her if she needs help putting sunscreen on her back.

Laurel Burnett never met a bad boy she couldn’t catch. Cheating spouses. Deadbeat dads. Scammers. Once the determined PI sets her sights on them they all fall, and the next alleged perpetrator in her crosshairs is none other than the San Francisco Outlaws’ Trent O’Shea. The super-sexy linebacker who Laurel’s client hired her to track will be her biggest trophy yet. She’ll do anything to bring him down, even follow him to a resort paradise and use herself as bait.

But things aren’t always as they appear and Trent and Laurel both learn that sometimes even perfectly planned plays can go wrong when love and lust are involved. Then it’s game on!

AUTHOR’S NOTE: GAME ON is a stand-alone story. You do not need to have read Bella Andre’s Game For Love to understand or enjoy mine.

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