I’m Linda O. Johnston. Welcome to my
Mystery, paranormal romance, romantic suspense and more… I’ve a lot of
interests, and the diversity spills over into my writing.
They're here--my new Superstition Mysteries from Midnight Ink
have just launched! The first in the series,
LOST UNDER A LADDER,
is now available, with more to come. In the Superstition
Mysteries, protagonist Rory Chasen winds up running a pet
boutique in the fictional town of Destiny, California, where she
goes to learn if superstitions are real--since her fiancé died a
short while after walking under a ladder. She brings her lucky
black and white dog Pluckie along.
In fact, much of my
fiction today involves animals--shapeshifters in my paranormal
romances, real animals in my mysteries. The most recent story in
my Pet Rescue Mystery series,
was a January 2014 release. The Pet Rescue Mysteries are a
spinoff from my Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mystery series.
Pet Rescue Mysteries
THE MORE THE
OODLES of POODLES
are still available and so are the e-novellas
additional new Barkery and Biscuits Mystery series from Midnight
Ink starts in May with
BITE THE BISCUIT. It's about veterinary
technician Carrie Kennersly, who seizes the opportunity to buy a
bakery from a friend about to leave town. She changes half
of it into a barkery that sells treats for dogs, including some
healthy ones she created as a vet tech. But not everyone
in town is thrilled with her new venture and yes, since it's the
beginning of a cozy mystery series a murder occurs.
UNDERCOVER WOLF, the
fourth book in my Alpha Force miniseries about a covert military
unit of shapeshifters from Harlequin Nocturne, was published in
February 2013. UNTAMED WOLF
was published in
May 2014 as part of Harlequin's new program in which
Nocturnes will be available to subscribers, and as e-books, as
single title books, and readers also will be able to purchase
Nocturnes in two-book volumes! My next Nocturne,
LOYAL WOLF, was published in August 2014 under the same
program and the seventh in the series, CANADIAN WOLF,
will be similarly published in September 2015..
I am delighted to say that I was chosen by
one of my mystery
publishers, Penguin Group (USA) of which Berkley Prime Crime is
an imprint, to participate in their Read Humane Program a
They've donated a substantial amount of money to the Humane
Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team and, to
encourage others to learn about the organization and to donate,
they have printed copies of participating books with a special
Read Humane seal and generated special store displays.
My Read Humane releases were
HOUNDS ABOUND. By the
way, there is an amazing community of people devoted to saving
pets. I salute them all.
My second Harlequin Romantic Suspense,
COVERT ATTRACTION, was
a December 2013 release. No animals are featured in it,
but I've created a new government agency--and lots of enjoyable
guess what? I've finally got my first backlist book
available as an ebook.
THE GLASS SLIPPER, formerly published by Dorchester, is now
a Kindle book on Amazon! It's--unsurprisingly--a fairy
tale. A Cinderella story. Check it out!
So what’s your reading pleasure? A good story with a
satisfying ending? Mine, too--and that’s what I like to
write, no matter what the genre or subgenre.
Come visit me at the
Killer Hobbies blog. I blog weekly, mostly about
pets. My fellow bloggers, also mystery writers whose
characters have hobbies to die for, will discuss interests
ranging from crocheting to scrapbooking, miniatures, needlework
and rubber stamping. My pet posts are there every
Wednesday. I, or at least my characters also blog on the
18th of every month at
Killer Characters, where our characters do the talking!
And I'll also be blogging monthly at Inkspot, the
Midnight Ink authors blog.
I'm still active on Facebook. Please come friend me
Linda O! Johnston