Sunday, March 31, 2013

AAD Author Spotlight: Cat Johnson

 
 
Cat Johnson

Book
 One Sweet Ride…

Oh yeah. A single look at the leggy blonde in the stands and Tucker Jenkins is ready to buck all night long. It’s time to forget all about his cheating ex and his usual hands off policy.

One Hot Night…

Becca Hart is an East Coast professor. Not a buckle bunny. But no degree can prepare her for the moves of the sexy bull rider she hooks up with at her first rodeo … Or the shock of finding him at her first Oklahoma State University staff meeting.

One Happy Ending…

Tuck knows it’s all about holding on, no matter how wild the ride. Now he just has to convince Becca that a rough start out of the chute doesn’t mean they aren’t a smokin’ combination …
 Buy Links: B&N ~ Amazon

5 FUN FACTS ABOUT ONE NIGHT WITH A COWBOY
 (Oklahoma Nights, Book 1) by Cat Johnson

1) Go, OSU Cowboys!
One Night with a Cowboy is set at Oklahoma State University. Why? I knew a few students there and knew I could pick their brains. They supplied everything from insider info about rodeo team practice, to details about the mascot, Pistol Pete.

2) Cowboy vs Combat Boots—why choose?
The editor at Kensington had asked if I'd submit a proposal for a book with either a cowboy or a military hero. To cover all the bases, I decided to make the hero, Tucker, both a cowboy and a soldier.

3) Believe it or not, bologna is sexy.
I wanted my characters to have a date at a restaurant near Stillwater. While researching the menu of Joseph's Fine Foods in Drumright, OK, I read about their fried bologna sandwich. I joked on Twitter with the owners that I didn't know if even I could make that sound sexy. That exchange resulted in a challenge, and ultimately, the now infamous fried bologna sandwich sex scene. That scene spurred my Keep Calm and Eat Bologna joint-marketing campaign with Joseph's. Cross marketing a restaurant's smoked bologna and my steamy romance novels—how's that for creative thinking! See the picture gallery at http://catjohnson.net/fun-stuff/eat-bologna/

4) Book covers are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
The cover for One Night with a Cowboy is hot! And *phew* was I thrilled and relieved, because the first time I ever saw it was in New Orleans at a convention on the screen of the iPhone belonging to one of the salespeople who works for the publisher. She had a jpg from the catalog featuring future releases that goes to booksellers. Sometimes authors have input on covers, sometimes they don't.

5) A book by any other name…
The title for Book 1 was chosen right away, but Book 2 went through 3 titles before we finally settled on one. First was Two Dates to a Wedding. Next was Two Shots with a Soldier. Finally, was Two Times as Hot, and this is the one we went with. Book 3 wasn't as difficult. I suggested Three Weeks with a Bull Rider and, so far, it stuck. Fingers crossed!

Find more fun stuff at www.CatJohnson.net

Saturday, March 30, 2013

HOUSTON BOOKRAVE!


TrinDee Events has organized a mega book signing in Houston Texas! 
Take a look!


Did you know one of the biggest book signing events is going to happen in Houston, Texas? 
That’s right, it’s the Houston BookRave and it is coming up fast! This event will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 and will offer a unique experience where readers from everywhere can meet with their favorite authors in person. At this exciting event there will also be entertainment, exclusive giveaways, exclusive early book releases and delicious food that everyone can enjoy.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR READERS AND AUTHORS!

Location:
ZOTZ EDUCATION CENTER
13801 Holly Park Drive Houston, Texas 77015

Time:
8:00am -6:00pm

Authors 
This list will grow and may change.

 YA
Jessica Souders
Trinity Faegen
Kelsey Sutton
P. J. Hoovern
Laura Ellen
Crissa-Jean Chappell
Mary Lindsey
C.C. Hunter
Belle Whittington
Victoria Scott
Michelle Pickett
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Jennifer Archer

New Adult
Emily Snow
Jillian Dodd
Nyrae Dawn
J.H. Trumble
Jessica Sorensen
K.A. Tucker
Trisha Wolfe

Adult
Heidi McLaughlin
Toni Aleo

 Stella Price

For more detailed information on this epic event click HERE!

BLOG TOUR SIGN UPS!

CALLING ALL BOOK BLOGGERS!
We are still accepting participants for these blog tours if any on you want to join!

~The Iron Locket Blog Tour by Samantha Warren~ 
Paranormal Romance


~ Good Guys Love Dogs by Inglath Cooper~ 
 Contemporary Romance


~Belong To You~ 
 Contemporary Erotica


~Broken Gates D. T. Dyllin~ 
New Adult Paranormal


~Vampire King Trilogy by Kenya Wright~ 

Paranormal Erotica


~Murder On Olympus by Robert B. Warren~ 
Murder-Mystery- Greek-Mythology


~Feeling Death by D.T. Dyllin~ 
 Paranormal Erotica

Friday, March 29, 2013

BLOG TOUR: My POV of Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire + GIVEAWAY!


Beautiful #2
Author: Jamie McGuire
Genre:
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2nd 2013

Published by: Atria Books
Paperback, 448 pages
Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble


 Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.--Goodreads


Rating:   

My POV


Oh sweet baby Travis. What on earth did all of us readers do before we met him? I truly have no idea. The sexy, smooth, delicious Travis Maddox has by far been the most exciting alpha male I've read yet. 

As you all may know Walking Disaster is the companion novel to Beautiful Disaster but written in Travis's point of view. This was an emotional gripping view of Travis and Abby's story as we get a deeper more comprehensive look into Travis’s mind, thoughts and feelings. This was one crazy ride!

Travis "Mad Dog" Maddox is a big strong character that is hotter than sin with an unlimited booty call list, who fights in a covert underground ring called the Circle. That is the side that everyone see but he also has a vulnerable side that we get to experience when he's with Abby. I couldn’t help but fall in love with him even more after those tender moments. He is a complex character with deep seeded issues and new to all the overwhelming feelings he has for Abby. Once he realizes how deeply he feels about her it’s difficult to see him try to work through his emotions and control himself. His jealousy and attachment can be over whelming at times for Abby but you can see that he means no harm. He just doesn't know to handle the situation he finds himself in. He loves her to death!

Abby is not in the least bit interested in complicating her life and that includes getting into a relationship. If fact she has just moved states away to start a new life at college away from her past. But fate has other plans for her and the last thing she expects is someone like Travis Maddox falling for her. With the description of him above, need I say, he is the epitome of complication? =)

The relationship between these two is beyond intense. It’s exciting, passionate, fun and steamy but you also see the insecurity and vulnerability of both of them. Looking back at certain scenes like in the prologue and when Abby decides it just too much leaves me feeling desperate, lonely and devastated. You will experience the extremes of both happiness and devastation throughout this story. Be prepared to be exhausted by the end of this books. HA!
I have found that the best stories are the most emotional and this book/series definitely fits that category. If you want a crazy, wild, sexy as hell story, look no further. This is the book you’re looking for!
P.S. I CAN’T WAIT FOR MORE STORIES OF THE MADDOX BROTHERS!

Quotes
"One of these days you're going to fall in love, son. Don't settle for just anyone. Choose the girl that doesn't come easy; the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting. Never"-she took a deep breath-"stop fighting for what you want. And never"-her eyebrows pulled in-"forget that Mommy loves you. Even if you can't see me."
~~~~~
  I looked to the floor, and everywhere else except Shepley’s smug ass smile. I fought it for a while, but the puppy was fucking brilliant. Abby would flip out (in a good way for once), and I could keep it at the apartment. She’d want to be there every day.
“I like her,” I said through my teeth.
Shepley held his hand to his ear. “What? I couldn’t quite hear you.”
“You’re an asshole! Did you hear that?”
Shepley crossed his arms. “Say it.”
“I like her, okay?”
“Not good enough.”
“I have feelings for her. I care about her. A lot. I can’t stand it when she’s not around. Happy?”
“For now,” he said, grabbing his backpack off the floor.”
~~~~~
“Shepley jogged around the front of the Charger, and then slid into the driver’s seat. “I’m still taking the official position that this is a bad idea.”
“Noted.”
“Then where?”
“Steiner’s.”
“The jewelry store?”
“Yep.”
“Why, Travis?” Shepley said, his voice more stern than before.
“You’ll see.”
He shook his head. “Are you trying to run her off?”
“It’s going to happen, Shep. I just want to have it. For when the time is right.”
“No time any time soon is right. I am so in love with America that it drives me crazy sometimes, but we’re not old enough for that shit, yet, Travis. And … what if she says no?”
My teeth clenched at the thought. “I won’t ask her until I know she’s ready.”
Shepley’s mouth pulled to the side. “Just when I think you can’t get any more insane, you do something else to remind me that you are far beyond bat shit crazy.”
“Wait until you see the rock I’m getting.”
Shepley craned his neck slowly in my direction. “You’ve already been over there shopping, haven’t you?”
I smiled.” 
~~~~~
"The only thing I'm afraid of is a life without you, Pigeon."....
"Then you have nothing to be afraid of. We're forever"

Other Books in the Series
Beautiful #1

Author

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She was raised by her mother Brenda in Blackwell, OK, where she graduated high school in 1997. Jamie attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie now lives in Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with four horses, four dogs, and Rooster the cat.

Books published by Jamie include the Providence trilogy, and The New York Times best seller Beautiful Disaster, a contemporary romance. When she’s not writing, Jamie spends her days letting her four dogs in and out.

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