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

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

Order of Alpha Force Series

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

Order of Coltons Of Mustang Valley Series

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

Order of Colton 911 Series

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1 Caught in the Crossfire 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Pet Rescue Mystery Series

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

Order of Superstition Mystery Series

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

Order of Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series

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

Order of K-9 Ranch Rescue Series

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1 Second Chance Soldier 2018 Description / Buy
2 Trained to Protect 2018 Description / Buy
3 The Soldier's K-9 Mission 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Shelter of Secrets Series

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1 Her Undercover Refuge 2021 Description / Buy
2 Guardian K-9 on Call 2022 Description / Buy
3 Undercover Cowboy Defender 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Linda O Johnston Standalone Novels

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

Order of Linda O Johnston Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Different Drummers (Short Story) 1988 Description / Buy

Order of Coltons Of Grave Gulch Series

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

Order of Coltons Of Colorado Series

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1 Colton's Pursuit of Justice ( By: Marie Ferrarella) 2022 Description / Buy
2 Snowed In With a Colton ( By: Lisa Childs) 2022 Description / Buy
3 Colton's Dangerous Reunion ( By: Justine Davis) 2022 Description / Buy
4 Stalking Colton's Family ( By: Geri Krotow) 2022 Description / Buy
5 Undercover Colton ( By: Addison Fox) 2022 Description / Buy
6 Colton Countdown ( By: Tara Taylor Quinn) 2022 Description / Buy
7 Colton's Secret Sabotage ( By: Deborah Fletcher Mello) 2022 Description / Buy
8 Colton's Baby Motive ( By: Lara Lacombe) 2022 Description / Buy
9 Colton's Rogue Investigation ( By:) 2022 Description / Buy
10 Shielding Colton's Witness 2022 Description / Buy
11 To Trust a Colton Cowboy ( By: Dana Nussio) 2022 Description / Buy
12 To Trust a Colton Cowboy ( By: Dana Nussio) 2022 Description / Buy
13 Colton's Ultimate Test ( By: Beth Cornelison) 2022 Description / Buy
14 Colton's Ultimate Test ( By: Beth Cornelison) 2022 Description / Buy

Linda O Johnston Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Awakening the Beast 2009 Description / Buy
2 Last Exit to Murder 2013 Description / Buy
3 Night of the Shifter 2014 Description / 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 The Soldier's K-9 Mission and will be released on April, 25th 2023. It is the newest book in the K-9 Ranch Rescue Series.

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