Linda O Johnston Books

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Linda O. Johnston is an American author that writes romance and mystery. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she majored in Journalism and advertisement, Linda was eight when she wrote her first story.

Order of Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery Series

1Sit, Stay, Slay 2005Description / Buy
2Nothing to Fear But Ferrets 2005Description / Buy
3Fine-Feathered Death 2006Description / Buy
4Meow is for Murder 2007Description / Buy
5The Fright of the Iguana 2007Description / Buy
6Double Dog Dare 2008Description / Buy
7Never Say Sty 2009Description / Buy
8Howl Deadly 2009Description / Buy
9Feline Fatale 2010Description / Buy

Order of Alpha Force Series

1Alpha Wolf 2009Description / Buy
2Cougar's Conquest (Short Story) 2010Description / Buy
3Alaskan Wolf 2010Description / Buy
4Hawk's Challenge (Short Story) 2011Description / Buy
5Guardian Wolf 2011Description / Buy
6Undercover Wolf 2013Description / Buy
7Untamed Wolf 2014Description / Buy
8Loyal Wolf 2014Description / Buy
9Canadian Wolf 2015Description / Buy
10Protector Wolf 2017Description / Buy
11Visionary Wolf 2018Description / Buy

Order of Coltons Of Mustang Valley Series

1Colton's Lethal Reunion ( By: Tara Taylor Quinn) 2020Description / Buy
2Colton Baby Conspiracy ( By: Marie Ferrarella) 2020Description / Buy
3Colton Family Bodyguard ( By: Geri Krotow) 2020Description / Buy
4Colton Family Bodyguard ( By: Jennifer Morey) 2020Description / Buy
5Colton First Responder 2020Description / Buy
6In Colton's Custody ( By: Geri Krotow) 2020Description / Buy
7Colton Cowboy Jeopardy ( By: Regan Black) 2020Description / Buy
8Colton's Deadly Disguise ( By: Geri Krotow) 2020Description / Buy
9Colton's Undercover Reunion ( By: Lara Lacombe) 2020Description / Buy
10Deadly Colton Search ( By: Addison Fox) 2020Description / Buy
11Hunting the Colton Fugitive ( By: Colleen Thompson) 2020Description / Buy

Order of Colton 911 Series

1Caught in the Crossfire 2019Description / Buy

Order of Pet Rescue Mystery Series

1Beaglemania 2011Description / Buy
2The More the Terrier 2011Description / Buy
3Hounds Abound 2012Description / Buy
4Oodles of Poodles 2013Description / Buy
5Nonstop Spaniels (Short Story) 2013Description / Buy
6Teacup Turbulence 2014Description / Buy
7Chihuahua Chaos (Short Story) 2014Description / Buy

Order of Superstition Mystery Series

1Lost Under a Ladder 2014Description / Buy
2Knock on Wood 2015Description / Buy
3Unlucky Charms 2016Description / Buy

Order of Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series

1Bite the Biscuit 2015Description / Buy
2To Catch a Treat 2016Description / Buy
3Bad to the Bone 2017Description / Buy
4Pick and Chews 2018Description / Buy
5For a Good Paws 2019Description / Buy

Order of K-9 Ranch Rescue Series

1Second Chance Soldier 2018Description / Buy
2Trained to Protect 2018Description / Buy

Order of Shelter of Secrets Series

1Her Undercover Refuge 2021Description / Buy

Order of Linda O Johnston Standalone Novels

1A Glimpse Of Forever 1995Description / Buy
2The Glass Slipper 1996Description / Buy
3Point in Time 1998Description / Buy
4Stranger On The Mountain 1999Description / Buy
5Once a Cavalier 2000Description / Buy
6The Ballad of Jack O'Dair 2000Description / Buy
7Alias Mommy 2000Description / Buy
8Marriage: Classified 2001Description / Buy
9Operation: Reunited 2002Description / Buy
10Tommy's Mom 2002Description / Buy
11Special Agent Nanny 2003Description / Buy
12Guardian of Her Heart 2004Description / Buy
13Not a Moment Too Soon 2004Description / Buy
14Claws of the Lynx (Short Story) 2009Description / Buy
15Back to Life 2009Description / Buy
16Lawful Engagement 2012Description / Buy
17Undercover Soldier 2012Description / Buy
18Covert Attraction 2013Description / Buy
19Covert Alliance 2016Description / Buy

Order of Coltons Of Grave Gulch Series

1Colton's Dangerous Liaison ( By: Regan Black) 2021Description / Buy
2Colton's Killer Pursuit ( By: Tara Taylor Quinn) 2021Description / Buy
3Colton Nursery Hideout ( By: Dana Nussio) 2021Description / Buy
4Colton Bullseye ( By: Geri Krotow) 2021Description / Buy
5Colton's Covert Witness ( By: Addison Fox) 2021Description / Buy
6Rescued by the Colton Cowboy ( By: Deborah Fletcher Mello) 2021Description / Buy
7Colton K-9 Target ( By: Justine Davis) 2021Description / Buy
8A Colton Internal Affair ( By:) 2021Description / Buy
9Uncovering Colton's Family Secret 2021Description / Buy
10Agent Colton's Takedown ( By: Beverly Long) 2021Description / Buy

Linda O Johnston Anthologies

1 Awakening the Beast2009Description / Buy
2 Last Exit to Murder2013Description / Buy
3 Night of the Shifter2014Description / Buy
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However, writing professionally was not always in the cards. Linda first experimented with the journalism field and she even ran a small newspaper for a while. Then she dipped her hand into advertising before finally getting her degree in law from Duquesne University.

Even though Linda O. Johnston had been writing fiction since she was a child, the author had to give up on the hobby when she started law school. Her work load left little time to indulge passions. But, like any determined author, she found ways of making time, especially after she began working as an attorney.

Linda initially wrote for fun. Then her opinion on her career path began to shift after a couple of her stories were published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Before long, the author’s short stories evolved into A Glimpse of Forever, a novel about time travel and romance, and Linda O’ Johnston’s first published title.

Linda hasn’t looked back since that point of her life in 1995; she has garnered a reputation for producing noteworthy romance, paranormal romance, and mystery novels. Linda has a particular style. She has always been a romantic, so the fact that all her books have a romantic aspect, regardless of their genre, isn’t unexpected.

The mystery aspects of the author’s novels emanate from a love for solving puzzles which she nurtured as a child; Linda gets a kick out of injecting suspense into even the most romantic stories.

Linda O. Johnston is a lover of pets and many of her books feature animals in some capacity.

Linda O. Johnston Awards

The first award Linda ever won was the Robert L. Fish Memorial Prize. It was given to her in 1988 for a short story she wrote. Since then, the author has attracted her fair share of accolades.

She has been considered for a Rising Star Award and was even a Finalist for the Golden Quill Prize in 1998.

Best Linda O. Johnston Books

Linda is always shaking things up, working within new genres; but she always finds ways of getting back to romance which is where she seems to shine, with some of the best books from the author including:

Sit, Stay, Slay: Kendra Ballantyne lost her job with an L.A. Law firm but she did not allow that keep her down. Instead, she became a freelance pet-sitter. However, Kendra cannot seem to find any solace, not when her clients start to die and it begins to look like someone might be setting her up.

Luckily for Kendra, if she wants to solve this mystery, she is in the right company. Jeff Hubbard isn’t just sexy; he is quite competent as a detective.

The first book in the Kendra Ballantyne series introduces Kendra to readers. Kendra was a high-powered attorney. But then everything went wrong. After being framed for leaking client information, Kendra loses everything. She is forced to sell every luxury item she has in order to contend with her bankruptcy.

If the death of the client in question wasn’t enough, Kendra is now forced to live in a garage, a major step down from her beautiful Hollywood home. Kendra’s life begins to take a turn for the better when she snags a pet sitting job.

Even better, she runs into an attractive private investigator, which is fortunate because she will need all the help she can get when her pet sitting clients begin to die.

This book is mild and doesn’t feature any explicit sex or coarse language.

Beaglemania: Laura Vancouver’s life revolves around animals. As the head of an animal shelter that isn’t in the business of killing its clients, Laura’s life is pretty busy. And she often finds that the human elements pose more of a threat to her than the animals.

Laura falls into hot water when she rescues four puppies from a nasty puppy mill. One of the mill’s employees ends up dead, which is problematic for Laura. Not only did this employee have a history of animal abuse but he was heard threatening Laura. The fact that his body was found near Laura’s shelter means that she must find the killer before she is forced to pay for a crime she did not commit.

When Does The Next Linda O Johnston book come out?

The next book by Linda O Johnston is Uncovering Colton's Family Secret and will be released on October, 26th 2021. It is the newest book in the Coltons Of Grave Gulch Series.

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