posted on June 7, 2017 by Linda O. Johnston

Two in a Row!

by Linda O. Johnston

This month is fairly unusual for me.  I’m fortunate enough to have had quite a few books traditionally published, with more coming up in the future.  But it’s rare that they’re published back-to-back, one each in two adjoining months.

Like now.

As I’ve mentioned here before, BAD TO THE BONE, my third Barkery & Biscuits Mystery was published in May.  Its publisher is Midnight Ink.

And now, this month, I celebrate the publication of PROTECTOR WOLF, the eighth paranormal romance in my Alpha Force miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne, about a covert military unit of shapeshifters.

So what’s next?  Well, my next book will be a Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel, with it title not yet decided on, but its background, besides the romance, is a K-9 Ranch where dogs are trained–and people fall in love.  And like the title, the publication date hasn’t yet been established.

In case you hadn’t noticed–unlikely–all of the stories I’ve mentioned involve dogs.  That includes my shapeshifter series, since most of the shifters change into werewolves, and they have cover dogs resembling them in shifted form to handle situations where people who shouldn’t see them while shifted actually do see them.  As I mentioned last month, though, the Nocturne line is ending so I’m unsure whether PROTECTOR WOLF will be my last in the series.

But I’m definitely fortunate to have more books to come, and they all include dogs.

It’ll be interesting to see if any more of them are published back-to-back.



What Happens Under a Full Moon…

When naturalist Maya Everton travels to Washington State, she is nearly attacked by a pack of wolves—until another wolf arrives to drive them off. Later, she discovers Lieutenant Ryan Blaiddinger shifting and realizes he is her mysterious protector. Ryan is a member of the elite unit of shapeshifters known as Alpha Force, whose mission is at cross-purposes with hersRAlpha Force30;

But as news of the attacks spreads in the small community, the scientist and soldier unite to protect area wolves from locals who will stop at nothing to decimate the perceived threat. And close together in the moonlit woods, they may not be able to resist their own natural instincts…

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, currently writes two mystery series for Midnight Ink involving dogs: the Barkery and Biscuits Mysteries where the protagonist, a veterinary technician, owns a barkery and a bakery, and the Superstition Mysteries, where her protagonist runs a pet boutique. She has also written the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime---also involving dogs. Linda additionally writes for Harlequin. She also writes the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries about shapeshifters---including canines---for Harlequin Nocturne.

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2 thoughts on “Two in a Row!”

  1. You are so lucky that all your publishers like the fact that you love dogs. Perhaps it is your tender treatment of those four-legged creatures that endears your readers to all your books. Congratulations on the back-to-back publications.

  2. Linda O. Johnston says:

    Thanks so much! I’m certainly glad that my publishers are happy that I write about dogs. That’s one thing I especially like about cozy mysteries. You can harm people, but not the dogs!

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