NEW RELEASE TODAY- In A Cowboy’s Bed

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What readers are saying…

“Who doesn’t like hot and sexy cowboys? Add in the super alpha attitude and the women that want to get them out of their chaps and you got In A Cowboy’s Bed.” 

Beth, Tome Tender

“SIGN ME UP FOR SOME COWBOY LOVE! This was a fun fast summer read. It had three amazingly hot and steamy love stories by three really great writers.”

Vicci’s Crazy Book Addiction

Good, Bad or Indifferent – is being hated better than forgettable?

Let me tell you a story…

A few years ago, about three I’d estimate, I read an article about an author self-publishing very erotic stories. They estimated she’d hit $1 million in sales that year. Remember, this was pre- 50 Shades of Grey, so those numbers were impressive. I downloaded one of her stories from Amazon and had to admit, it was really, really dirty, even by my standards, and it was selling like hotcakes.

So I took a story I had lying around, a threesome that had been rejected by 2 publishers because the heroine was unsympathetic. I took Educating Ansley and I dirtied it up. Added all the sex scenes I’d been afraid to add at first writing. I even took the constructive rejection feedback to heart and gave Ansley a backstory to explain her behavior and character. Then I threw it up on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and didn’t say a word. I was a little afraid to since I wasn’t sure how it would be received by my regular readers.

EducatingAnsley A red hot menage with cowboys by Cat JohnsonWithout promo it almost immediately began selling over 200 copies a day at BN alone, matched closely by the Amazon sales. That’s when I started to promote to keep the momentum going. When all was said and done, I’d sold 6,000 copies of Educating Ansley over the 6 weeks after release. For those who have no gage for if that was good or bad, it was shortly after this that Snooky hit the NY Times list with 9,000 in sales.

Then sales started to decline rapidly and I realized BN had begun hiding the erotica titles because of the rash of ‘daddy books’ on the market at the time. My reign of terror came to a screeching halt, but even if the monumental sale numbers fell, today, 3 years after release, Ansley still outsells daily most of my other, newer self-pubbed titles.

But whenever something sells well, you get a mixed bag of responses. Some people loved it and demanded a sequel. Some people hate it and articulated that fact loudly in their 1-star reader reviews. There was hardly anyone in the middle. So now, years later, I find that I have more 5-star reviews than 1-star reviews, but not by much. The love and the hate are nearly equal.

What makes this story so polarizing? I’m really not exactly sure myself. The level of sex may be one reason, but who knows.

Is it better to be both loved and hated because at least I’ve made them feel something? Perhaps being forgettable is death to an author and rage on the reader’s part is preferable.

I posted this today because Educating Ansley has been put in the hands of A LOT more readers over the past week.  It is included in the ALPHA BAD BOYS bundle, which hit the top of the best seller charts at Amazon, BN and ARe since it released last Tuesday, so we’re talking sales figures that have impressed even the best selling of the authors in our group. And I guess I’m bracing myself for more reactions of all varieties–the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The requests for a sequel have been coming again and yes, I’m considering it. Very seriously in fact. With some help I’ve kind of planned out not one but two more books to follow up Ansley. Three sounds like a nice number. I suspect my plans for the threesome will bring on even more volatile reactions, but maybe that’s a good thing.

If you haven’t picked up the bundle yet, you might want to do it today. It’s still 99 cents for 7 complete stories by 7 authors, my Ansley included, but not for long. The price is going up VERY soon. Since the list price for Ansley alone is $2.99, that’s a real bargain.

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July Calendar Wallpaper and IN A COWBOY’S BED are coming!

Let your colors fly!

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The British aren’t coming, Paul Revere. Instead, JULY 2013 brings us celebrations of that all-American holiday filled with fireworks and flag waving but also the release of my next Kensington story, “Two for the Road”, a spicy M/F/M menage contemporary cowboy novella in the IN A COWBOY’S BED multi-author anthology along with stories by Vonna Harper and Lynn LaFleur. It’s on Preorder for a July 30th eBook and Trade Paperback release at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Order now to make sure you’ve got your next hot summer read!

There is also another exciting erelease coming July 16th, the multi-author bundle ALPHA BAD BOYS featuring 7 authors with 7 hot stories. On preorder now for the bargain price of 99 cents at Amazon for Kindle for a limited time only so grab it now!

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Menage A-Z 2013 Reading Challenge

Cat Snips ~ A short story anthologyThe Menage Readers group on Goodreads.com has a fun reading challenge. The details are HERE but in a nutshell readers are to read one new-to-them menage themed book for each letter of the alphabet before the end of the year. So, to help you all out, here are my books that will fit the menage or more requirement, some of them will fill a few hard to fill spots in your alphabet.

B – Bucked (Studs in Spurs)

EEducating Ansley

F- Fireworks (short story available in the free Cat Snips compilation)

RRough Stock 

The Rookie (short story available in the free Cat Snips compilation)

TTexas Two-Step

Two For the Road (available July 2013 in The Cowboy’s Bed anthology)

UUnridden (Studs in Spurs)

VValentine Cowboys

Military Reads for Your Memorial Day

Maybe it’s this holiday when we all take time to remember those who serve, or maybe it’s that I’m 80,000 words into writing a new book about a cowboy/soldier and I’m eyeball deep in weapons research, but this morning after the husband left for work I turned on the TV to find it was tuned to AMC’s War Heroes Weekend marathon. An old Henry Fonda WWII movie was playing–and I haven’t switched the channel yet. Hmmm….

In any case, for your weekend reading pleasure between the barbecues and celebrations, here are my hot contemporary military man offerings. Some are short. Some are long. Some are free (the free PDF downloads are BB Dalton, Fireworks, and The Soldier and the Siren). Some are in print. Some are only eBook. Some are sweeter. Some are much much hotter. ALL are for those 18 and over, please, but besides that criteria, there’s something for everyone!

Trey (Red Hot & Blue, Book 1) Jimmy

Red Blooded (Trey, Jack & Jimmy PAPERBACK)

 

NEW RELEASE: VALENTINE COWBOYS

Valentine Cowboys

VALENTINE COWBOYS

The wait is over and the sequel to A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS is here!

Ranch hands Justus White and Dakota Washburn have known each other forever, or at least since fifth grade when Melody Zane, the coolest girl in school, gave them both valentines. That Valentines Day ended in a school yard fight, and a lifelong friendship. 12 years later, they now both live and work on the Maverick ranch and have vowed never to let a girl get between them again… Until they meet Melody in a bar, all grown up. Then they decide to preserve the friendship maybe the best thing to do is to keep her between them.

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