Thursday, March 7, 2019

If the Kilt Fits by Sally Johnson

Here's a fun book you might like:

 If the Kilt Fits

Losing her luggage in London could lead to love

***Originally published as Desperately Seeking Mr. Right***

Phoebe wasn't looking for love in London. In fact, she had just gotten off a Reality Love TV show that didn’t end well. A simple baggage mix up introduces Phoebe to Bryan, and suddenly love seems like a possibility. But when the reality of the TV show catches up to her, Phoebe can't help but wonder if she will ever meet Mr. Right.

Other Books in The Wit and Whimsy Romance Series:
-Book 1: If the Kilt Fits
-Book 2: If the Boot Fits
-Book 3: If the Suit Fits

You can purchase If the Kilt Fits here.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Writing Update

I've been working on two projects, "Masquerade for a Billionaire," and "Club Sunshine." I've never worked on projects simultaneously, so I'm not sure how this will work. So far, I've been able to add words to both projects each day. I'm afraid that both first drafts will be train wrecks, but it's better to have something to edit than to have a blank page, right?

I'm always optimistic I'll finish projects much sooner than I actually do. I am seriously in awe of all of these writers who can put out a book every month or so. I just can't do that. I love to write. I spend time writing every day, but I cannot write very fast. My mind isn't creative enough to be that fast, I guess.

Here are my goals for 2019:

Finish and publish Masquerade for a Billionaire.
Finish and find an agent for Club Sunshine.
Begin a new romance, Flipping for Love (part of my Reunion Romance novella series).
Research and outline a new romance series set in a bridal boutique.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Birthday Boy

My son turned 18 a few days ago. 18! That just blows my mind. I keep thinking there is some trick to slowing down time and being able to enjoy it more, but I haven't found it yet. And this is kid #8. Not sure how I'm old enough to have 8 adult children. Just saying that makes me want to run screaming because that means I. Am. Old.

How can I be 25 in my head but when I look in the mirror I just see an old lady looking back at me?

I digress.

We celebrated my son's birthday with a special breakfast, a special dinner, ice cream, and some gifts. But my favorite part of our birthday tradition is that we go around the table (or room) and each person shares their favorite things about the birthday boy or girl. It's a great time to make note of all the wonderful things about that child and it allows the other kids to think about what they love about their sibling. Some times, I get a little teary listening to what the kids say. I just want all my kids to love each other!

Happy Birthday to this kid. He is such a light in my life. He makes me smile. He is such a hard worker and he never complains or asks if he can get out of work. He is tender-hearted and thoughtful. He is always looking out for me and even opens my doors for me whenever we are together. He isn't afraid to share his beliefs, but he is kind as he does so. He is full of love for the Savior. I am so thankful for him.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Clean Romance for Only $.99

Here are some great deals on clean, romantic books. Only $.99. Enjoy!

The Spy Prince (Princes of Valdoria Book 4)

She's intimidated by nothing...except for him. He's never needed anyone...except for her.

Prince Elliot Kane is known throughout the world for his charm, boyish good looks, and his title. He knows how to play the part well, so well that many know him as the playboy prince. But Elliot doesn't mind the moniker because it not only keeps him from having to maintain a serious relationship, it also helps to keep his biggest secret under wraps. He's a covert agent.

Give Lauren a gun, a ten-mile run through the desert, or having to face down some of the most dangerous criminals in the world...she rises to the challenge. But being partnered with the most eligible bachelor in the world, a man she's secretly had a crush on for years, she'll tremble. However Lauren has been trained by the best to be the best, even the spy prince won't throw her off of her game.

When Elliot becomes aware of one of his own committing crimes against humanity, he has to take the man down. And the only way to nail Prince Joquen, a man with diplomatic immunity, is to send another prince in. But Elliot can't do it alone. The smartest plan of attack is for Elliot and Lauren to fake a relationship to get into Joquen's inner circle. But when the lines between professional and personal blur will Lauren be able to keep her secret? Or will the spy prince finally find love?

Purchase Spy Prince here.

Isaac Cooley goes to work and goes home. That's it. He's keeping his nose to the grindstone, trying to make up for a reckless past.

Whitney Ames is his housekeeper, and he doesn't even know her name. But he learns it quickly when the chauffeur position opens up and she jumps to fill it.

They're just getting to know each other when a little girl shows up on Isaac's steps, claiming to be his daughter, which isn't possible. 

Or is it? 

As the unlikely threesome struggles to make sense of their new circumstances, Whitney becomes more and more worried about the dangerous feelings she's developing for her boss. She shouldn't be having such unrealistic dreams, should she?

This is a standalone sweet romance and is appropriate for any age.

Friday, February 15, 2019

What I'm Writing--It May Surprise You

Last year, I had hopes of writing several books. I wrote and published two, On Deck for Love and Wedding Weekend. Before I could get started on another one, it was summer break and we headed to Colorado to see family and friends and to clean out our house there.

I spent the summer cleaning out that house and then figuring out what to do with all the stuff when I came back to Texas. We were thrilled when the house sold, and on the day we signed the papers, we found out my husband was losing his job of 29 years. Yep, 29 years. A job that we thought we'd have--and counted on--until retirement. And we moved our family to Texas, away from all our extended family and friends and the home and property that we'd built and improved ourselves in Colorado, to keep this job with its benefits. But that didn't happen and once we found out he was losing his job, my husband and I spent the next few months trying to figure out finances and where to go from there, so my writing took a back seat.

We eventually decided to open our own business in hopes of doing IT contract work. It seems to be picking up and we're hopeful it will be successful. (If you know any companies in need of outsourcing IT work or in need of customized software to help with their business processes to be more efficient and more profitable, let me know)

After getting through the holidays and enjoying all of my kids and gorgeous grandkids, I decided it was time to get back to writing, because writing brings me joy. I may not have recognizable, bestselling books or be a household name, but I love to create stories. I've been working on a romance with a billionaire--I know, that market seems flooded right now, but I'm hoping to gain some new readers who still enjoy this sub-genre.

But then there's this other story that just keeps circling my mind. Not a romance. Not even an adult story. It's a middle grade story--and I don't really write middle grade. I read it, but I'm not well-versed in the writing aspects. But this story keeps popping into my head. I can hear the voices and see the characters. All the "problems" I saw with writing it seem to be melting away. Each day that I walk my son to school, new scenes and bits of dialogue come to me. So, I'm going to try to write it. It's tentatively called Club Sunshine. If you know me and some of my passions, you might be able to figure out the main plot of the story, but I'm not going to say anything else right now. Not until I get the rough draft done.

Then I'll be in search of an agent. so if you know any agents who are interested in middle grade fiction, send them my way :).

Thanks for reading!

Love and Light,

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Need Some Romance for Valentine's?


I'm hoping to post here more often with book recommendations, books that are on sale, and my writing news. I hope you'll check back often. Thanks!!

Finding Cupid

Opposites may attract, but can they stand each other once they do?

There are two things event planner Geo Polson will not do. She won't plan weddings, and she will not date. No exceptions.

Billionaire venture capitalist Trig Thornton doesn't live by hard and fast rules. After all, you don't finish first by staying in your lane.

But when his best friend forces him to help plan a bachelor party, he doesn't expect to be smitten by the feisty wedding planner.

Geo's already broken one cardinal rule at the behest of her bestie. There's no way she's going to so much as bend another. But Trig isn't easily dissuaded, and he's made it his business to help Geo relax and have some fun.

Will he heal Geo's wounded heart, or are her rules the only thing keeping her safe?

You can purchase Finding Cupid for $.99 for a limited time here.

The Cupid Caper
Amanda Marsh is in love with love. As a high school English teacher, she is surrounded by poetry and classic literature, including the love stories written by her favorite author, William Shakespeare. She knows she’ll never find anything as romantic as the stories that have stood the test of time, so she’s settled on having a crush on chemistry teacher Luke Baker from afar. 

Luke Baker left behind his career as a research chemist in order to share a love of science with students. And he’s about to make his pet project a reality as the curriculum lead for the district’s new specialized science and technology academy. 

When a poem shows up on his desk drawing him into The Cupid Caper, the Valentine’s Day-themed dance and fundraiser for Port Provident High School’s Student Council, Luke dismisses the whole thing as a silly game. But after he realizes that winning the grand prize is the one way he can help a star student attend the new STEM Academy, he decides to play along. 

Paired together, the hopeless romantic English teacher and the logical chemistry teacher both realize that The Cupid Caper is more than a game, but neither can tell the other their feelings are no joke. 

Luke is moving on to a role that can make or break his career. Relationships aren't in his (lesson) plans, and Amanda refuses to make her feelings known with Luke on his way out the door to his new school. 

When an education in happily-ever-after is on the line, will a man whose life has been ruled by the scientific method and a woman who quotes sonnets miss the mark, or will Cupid’s arrow finally ring true? 

If you’re in love with sweet love stories that will make you smile as you swoon, The Cupid Caper is your perfect match. Buy it today and get to know Amanda and Luke.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

On Deck for Love $.99

On Deck for Love is on SALE for ONLY $.99. If you've been thinking about buying it, now is a great time. You can also read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

An ambitious personal trainer, a successful attorney, and the memory of a middle school bully that comes between them on a singles cruise. 

Meg Summers was bullied about her weight when she was a kid.Now, as an adult, she's passionate about fitness and health. Just before the launch of her online business,, she reluctantly agrees to accompany her BFF, Shayla, on a singles cruise. Meg plans to dodge all the shipboard losers by staying in her stateroom and putting the finishing touches on her website.

Drew McDermott has one goal on this singles cruise: find a woman for his heartbroken brother, Joey. Drew plans to bide his time during the cruise, then return to his successful--albeit unfulfilling--career as an attorney in Dallas.

Shortly after the mandatory safety meeting aboard the ship, Meg meets Drew and sparks fly. When Shayla and Joey hit it off, Meg finds herself spending time with Drew instead of working on her website.

Despite her better judgment, she begins falling for him--hard--until a shocking discovery dredges up painful memories from her childhood and changes everything.

Will this revelation doom Meg's blossoming relationship with Drew or will she be able to move past it?

You can purchase On Deck for Love here.