Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Simply Ali Spotlights Cat Johnson!!

Today Simply Ali welcomes Cat Johnson to the Authors After Dark Birthday Bash!

Take a look at Cat Johnson's Sexy New Release Bobby


Red, Hot & Blue, Book 6

Samhain Publishing

Western, Men In Uniform, Romance

March 20, 2012

When the reality TV cameras stop rolling, things really start to heat up.

Deputy Sheriff Bobby Barton agrees to put up with a reality TV show in his town for two reasons: it’ll be good for local business, and the producers promise to keep out of his. Except the show keeps creeping into his personal life. Plus, against his better judgment, he finds himself hoping that the show’s assistant producer, Christy Dunne, will creep into his bed.

Christy never mixed business with pleasure, but Bobby has her breaking all her own rules. When she makes a decision that can cost her job, suddenly she’s scrambling to keep her career from crashing. Though landing in Bobby’s bed might make it worth all the uproar.

With cameras all over town, a meddling executive producer manipulating everyone’s lives, their own scruples getting in the way, and the show’s deadline looming, Bobby and Christy can’t think about love. Then again, how can they not?

Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”

Cat: I almost lost it when I interviewed Carly Philips at BEA a few years ago for an ARe BlogTalkRadio show and told her that years ago, reading her The Bachelor inspired me to try a hand at writing romance.

Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?

Cat: Those of us who write alone are fascinated by those who write with partners, but if I were to do it, I think Alison Kent and I could write a kick-ass erotic military romance!

Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?

Cat: Personally, seeing New Orleans for the first time. Professionally, it would be meeting in person the people I only know online, and seeing old friends again--both authors and readers.

Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?

Cat: It would have to be a classic. Perhaps the complete works of William Shakespeare, then we could occupy ourselves after the apocalypse acting out the plays and writing Shakespeare fanfic!

Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else’s)

Cat: I always loved JD Robb's Rourke. Rich, sexy, Irish, owns resorts on other planets--what more could a girl want? LOL

Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?

Cat: I think the young bull rider in my Studs in Spurs series, Skeeter, needs a story. And though he had a teeny tiny role in A Cowboy for Christmas, I think the male executive assistant from Maverick Western's headquarters in NYC has all the makings for a great fish out of water story if I pluck him from Manhattan and send him to the Colorado cattle ranch. (Don't get excited, though. There are no immediate plans for that story.)

Ali: If your friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?

Cat: My friends? That's easy. It would be Bitch. (I'm currently interviewing candidates for new friends...LOL Just kidding...I think.)

*Favorite color: Chocolate Brown

*Favorite food: Macaroni & Cheese

*Boots or heels BOOTS!!

*eReader or Print eReader (specifically iPad for indoors, B/W Nook for bright sunlight)

*Beer, Liquor or Wine: WINE-red, dry, with chocolate undertones. My current fav is a Malbec from Argentina

*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom The ocean

*Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory

*Favorite Book series (besides your own): I always loved Suzanne Brockmann's Seals and Troubleshooters series. They inspired me to try my hand at military romance.

*Pj’s or Lingerie: PJs - specifically flannel.

*Vampires vs. Shifters: Shifters-I like my men to run hot, not cold

Want to learn more about Cat Johnson? Here are some links.


Thank You to Cat Johnson for stopping by
Simply Ali and for giving away a copy of her Hot story, Bobby to a lucky commenter!

Don't forget that your comment today enters you in the Grand Prize drawing for

A Kindle Fire & One AAD Nola Registration!

Come back tomorrow! You don't want to miss the fabulous
Melissa Schroeder


marybelle said...

Got to love a man in uniform. I would love to read BOBBY thank you. THE BIG BANG THEORY is my favorite too.


Beckie said...

Love Cat Johnson's work. She is so great and friendly with her fans. Thank You!

Cynthia Garcia said...

Fanning myself just looking at the cover. Thank you for the great giveaway!

michele said...

Great interview Ali and Cat! I love interviews like this, gives me even more insight to the authors I love to read :)

Thanks for an opportunity to win another GREAT book!!!


kog said...

Oooooh! I didn't realize there was a new book in the Red, Hot and Blue series. Most excellent!

Cat - I love a good red wine, and Malbecs from Argentina are v nice. We've also been enjoying a bargin red from Chile recently - Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. It is ~$10 in Ontario, Canada.

Vanessa N. said...

Great post. Bobby sounds good. I also love shifters. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Cat. A question for you- What draws you into writing m/m?

Laura K

Cat Johnson said...

Hi Laura--I actually don't write M/M... I'm not sure which author you're thinking of but it's very easy to get confused since we are many! LOL

But no, Bobby is very, very heterosexual... believe me. LOL


Froggy said...

Great interview! :)

Ahh another Roarke devote! I love that series.

Cathy M said...

Another big Roarke fan here, Cat, and I would love for Skeeter to get his own story.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

flchen1 said...

Awesome interview, Cat! LOL at how your friends might describe you--that can be a compliment, you know ;)

And hmm... I would love to read something cowritten by you and Alison! Have you mentioned it to her? ;)

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Carol M said...

I love the Big Bang Theory! I didn't watch it when it first came on but now I can't get enough of it. I'm always on the look out for the reruns! lol

Andrea I said...

No red wine for me - migraines. I have several of your books TBR on my Kindle. I would love to have another one.


StacieD said...

LOL! Good luck with the friend search, Cat. If your friends can't call you a Bitch then they aren't very good friends, are they?

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

Raonaid Luckwell said...

* Laughs * Oh Big Bang Theory is a favorite here. Hubby watches it every day.

Wonder who your favorite from the show? Sheldon makes it hilarious.

Raonaid at gmail dot com

Mary @SweepingMe said...

Bobby sounds like a great book. I also LOVE The Big Bang Theory. I don't think there are many that don't!

mary_reiss @

tschlaack said...

Cat - When are you going to write another kick ass military romance. Specifically I am still waiting for the Aussie's story you know the mysterious one who keeps showing up overseas ....

Ok back to reality. I love reading your comments on facebook and especially your conversations with your hubby.

Ok I will now stop being stalker girl and say... can't wait for your next book....

lgm52 said...

All I can think to say is WOW!
This book sounds great...and the cover...well, I need say no more!

SusanR said...

Great interview!! I just saw Big Bang Theory for the first time a few weeks ago - hysterical!!

susanmik AT gmail DOT com

Brenda Hyde said...

Cat--- you always have the best covers. Sigh. I love your stories too, not just the covers. LOL

Carol L. said...

I love Roarke... he's so darn sexy. :) I'd love to read your series Cat. Bobby sounds like my kind of read. Thanks for the opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

I am so with you about Roarke, Yummy! Gotta say Bobby sounds yummy too!

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

Very fun interview. I liked your answer to the friends question.


Joanne said...

I love this series. Can't wait to read Bobby. Great interview. I can say i don't know anyone else whose favorite color is chocolate brown. Interesting choice.

Joanne B

Mitch said...

I also love Roarke, I glom all Nora/Robb books and re-read when I can. Bobby looks great, and love that cover! Thanks for a fun interview.

kianeeko AT gmail DOT com

Cat Johnson said...

hey all, wow 25 comments!
Thanks for them all!

To answer a few questions--Samhain is Re-releasing the rest of the RHB series. 3 military novel-length works are on the schedule and I'm happy to tell you that both Model Soldier and A Prince Among Men have a very sexy Aussie side character. You never know, I always thought Mel needed his own story...

Limecello said...

LOL Cat - some of your answers definitely had me chuckling. And crave chocolate!

I'm a huge fan of military romances. I've got to look into your backlist!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Oh sorry, took me a couple of minutes to tear my gaze away from the gorgeous cover of Bobby ;-D lol

Cat how wonderful that you got to interview Carly and was able to tell her she was your inspiration/motivation to become a romance author :-)

And I LOVE The Big bang Theory, always makes me laugh out loud, Sheldon and Amy are the best! :-D lol

Thank you!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Alison Kent said...

Well, then, we should talk!!

flchen1 said...

*rubbing hands eagerly* Can't wait, Cat and Alison :) You'll keep us posted, right? ;)

Melissa B said...

Oh, OH, I just have a thing for cops! Love Sheriff stories! Need this!

Chelsea B. said...

This was a fantastic interview! The Big Bang Theory is hilarious, isn't it?? :-) You can't NOT laugh while watching that show!