posted on August 12, 2021 by Linda O. Johnston

New Release, New Series

It’s been a while since my last new release.  Since February 2020, in fact. I’m fortunate enough to have a lot of books out there, and although I’ve got one being published this month as well as some others coming soon, more than a year is a bit of a delay for me.

Hey, am I complaining? No way. As I said, I’m fortunate. Really fortunate.  My 54th published novel is just being released.

It’s HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE, the first in my new Shelter of Secrets miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense.  The Shelter of Secrets series is a spinoff from another HRS series of mine, the K-9 Ranch Rescue books. Yes, that series featured dogs. And so does the Shelter of Secrets series.  And of course they’re romances.

The Shelter of Secrets is about—you guessed it. A very special animal shelter. But that’s not all there is to it. The animals there are cared for by some very special people, who appear to the world to be homeless people who were taken in to take care of the animals, but also to have someplace to live. They’re not just homeless, though. They’re taken in by the Chance Animal Shelter, and given new identities, because they’re in witness protection.

In HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE, the undercover cop who started the Chance Animal Shelter hires a former Los Angeles Police Department K-9 cop, as well as her K-9, to help protect those in the shelter. But it turns out that the cop also needs a bit of protection. And their relationship? Well, of course it turns into a romance. There are more books to come in this series too.

I’ve got another book coming out this year as well. It’s UNCOVERING COLTON’S FAMILY SECRET, the tenth in the Coltons of Grave Gulch miniseries for HRS. Yes, it’s about the vast Colton family that always seems to get into trouble—and romance. It’ll be out in October.

Yep, it’s a busy year. And there’s more to come.



Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, currently writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Her stories include the upcoming Shelter of Secrets miniseries and the K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries, as well as stories for the HRS ongoing Colton series. She also writes mysteries, which have included the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Pet Rescue Mystery Series and Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime—with more to come. And nearly all her current stories involve dogs.

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