Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mad and Magical: The Johanna Rae Story

So, who is Johanna Rae? Thank you for asking...

Johanna has always had a passion for writing, even at a very young age. When she was five years old, her teacher asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. The answer was: A writer and an artist. It is safe to say that she hasn't deviated far from that mindset. 

A busy wife and mother of three, Johanna is heavily involved in her kids schooling. Though this current lifestyle differs greatly than the background she has in fashion design, Johanna loves being a parent and finds working with the school children both rewarding and fulfilling. 

However, it is when she has the laptop in front of her and can unleash her creativity, that Johanna's soul is truly awakened. Writing is the core of who she is, her quest is to share that with the world. 

Johanna was born in a small town in the Bay of Plenty. (New Zealand) She and her family now live on a rural property near the city of Hamilton, along with cats, cows, chickens and four crazy goats. 

She is also, hands down, one of the best people I know and one of the most talented. And although an ocean and crazy time difference separate us, I'd totally hop a plane and find my way to her side if she ever needed me. 

Let's bathe in some JoJo juice ....


Running from something she doesn’t yet understand, Sabitha is little more than a frightened rabbit when she meets Hunter. That fear suddenly becomes replaced with dreamy eyed lust, as Sabitha fights the connection that seems to have developed between them. Will learning Hunter’s secrets drive her away? Or will it bind them closer when she tells him that she’s on the run? 

This story along with eleven other steamy paranormal encounters can be found in the collection Evernight, put together by Allison Cassatta and published by XOXO Publishing.

New Beginnings

Granger is an assassin, one of the best. He's always been good at following orders and getting the job done, no matter what the circumstances. However, when he finds himself tailing a pregnant woman, he stops to think. He starts questioning himself and everything that he is. Why do they want this woman so badly, and more importantly, will he go through with it?

This story along with twelve other steamy paranormal encounters can be found in the collection Evernight Vol 2, put together by Allison Cassatta and published by XOXO Publishing.

***NOTE - These books are no longer available, but her two stories will be rereleased later in 2014, in a short story collection I'm working on called BEYOND THE DARKSCAPE.***

When twenty-three-year-old Jodie Fletcher realizes shape-shifters are real-and that they're trying to kill her-she finds herself thrust into a life of danger and unimaginable intrigue. With her parents away and her alcoholic and newly single brother, Luke, camped in her spare bedroom, Jodie feels like she's drowning in a world she doesn't understand. The only thing she can count on is the leopard who has apparently taken it upon himself to protect her. She cannot ignore the raw emotion he awakens in her, and she longs for more. The leopard becomes not only her savior, but her escape.

Mysterious and unpredictable, leopard shifter Danny Archer hides behind his dimpled smile and pretty boy façade. What's more, he has a second job the human population doesn't know about-the one that leads him to Jodie and Luke. Archer feels an instant connection with Jodie, and he must find a way to balance his volatile lifestyle to include her.

Luke Fletcher became an alcoholic long before his wife left him. Now he faces the brutal reality that his past has caught up with him. He made a series of bad choices while under the influence, and these choices have placed him, his sister, and his two young daughters in danger. Luke must try to find the man he used to be if he is to survive the chaos he's inflicted; he knows he won't be able to live with himself if anything happens to his family.

 Luke Fletcher had finally moved past his alcoholism and marriage breakup when the past caught up with him. Abducted by a clan of Lycans, he woke chained to acell wall. How long will it take before someone finds him? Will he survive the ordeal and more importantly, retain his sanity? 

Jodie Fletcher is under house arrest and not even in her own home. Her boyfriend Danny Archer has become more than protective since Luke disappeared. Working for International Shifter Information and Control, or ISIC, Archer is head of the Urewera Unit in Redcliffe. 

Trained and employed to maintain the shifter justice system in a world where humans are oblivious, is no easy task. Now his connection with the local shifters has crossed paths with Luke’s past, Archer is caught between keeping Jodie safe and finding her brother. 

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. There is conflict within the Unit. A group of men closer than family are suddenly at odds, distanced from their duty as ISIC agents. Rufus discovers he may have missed the chance to be with the woman he loves. Eddie reveals his animal side to girlfriend Ainsley for the first time; can she accept his second form? 

The turmoil surrounding Jodie leaves her nowhere to hide. The clan of were-boars who took Luke, grow bolder by the day. This escalation of tension has to end, but who will emerge victorious?

Polar bear Therian, Rufus Ramanui, is one of Redcliffe’s most dangerous ISIC agents. He swore an oath to protect the innocent and serve the greater good. Now, he wants to retrain as a Phoniás – an assassin – believing it necessary to help his comrades in the ongoing conflict with the Lycans. 

The only problem with that plan, is pretty bartender, Summer Matthews. She and Rufus have definite chemistry, but she’s currently dating someone else. Will it be too late to win her heart by the time he returns home? 

Siblings, Jodie and Luke Fletcher, also intend to train as agents. With Rufus and the two Fletchers out of the country, Danny Archer, Captain of Redcliffe’s Urewera Unit, will have his hands full. Already Rufus’ boss, and Jodie’s boyfriend, Danny has a lot invested in their success. When things start to get complicated, both at the academy, and back in Redcliffe, will Danny be able to spread himself thin enough to avoid disaster?

Can you see why I am so dang proud to call this woman my friend? 

And's about a few sneaky peeks at her next soon to be released hotness? I got your back! 

Omnomnom..right? *swoons* If you get a chance, swing by her website by clicking HERE and get more up to date info and buy links!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for allowing me to feature on your blog. :) <3