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What readers are saying…

“Who doesn’t like hot and sexy cowboys? Add in the super alpha attitude and the women that want to get them out of their chaps and you got In A Cowboy’s Bed.” 

Beth, Tome Tender

“SIGN ME UP FOR SOME COWBOY LOVE! This was a fun fast summer read. It had three amazingly hot and steamy love stories by three really great writers.”

Vicci’s Crazy Book Addiction

Good, Bad or Indifferent – is being hated better than forgettable?

Let me tell you a story…

A few years ago, about three I’d estimate, I read an article about an author self-publishing very erotic stories. They estimated she’d hit $1 million in sales that year. Remember, this was pre- 50 Shades of Grey, so those numbers were impressive. I downloaded one of her stories from Amazon and had to admit, it was really, really dirty, even by my standards, and it was selling like hotcakes.

So I took a story I had lying around, a threesome that had been rejected by 2 publishers because the heroine was unsympathetic. I took Educating Ansley and I dirtied it up. Added all the sex scenes I’d been afraid to add at first writing. I even took the constructive rejection feedback to heart and gave Ansley a backstory to explain her behavior and character. Then I threw it up on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and didn’t say a word. I was a little afraid to since I wasn’t sure how it would be received by my regular readers.

EducatingAnsley A red hot menage with cowboys by Cat JohnsonWithout promo it almost immediately began selling over 200 copies a day at BN alone, matched closely by the Amazon sales. That’s when I started to promote to keep the momentum going. When all was said and done, I’d sold 6,000 copies of Educating Ansley over the 6 weeks after release. For those who have no gage for if that was good or bad, it was shortly after this that Snooky hit the NY Times list with 9,000 in sales.

Then sales started to decline rapidly and I realized BN had begun hiding the erotica titles because of the rash of ‘daddy books’ on the market at the time. My reign of terror came to a screeching halt, but even if the monumental sale numbers fell, today, 3 years after release, Ansley still outsells daily most of my other, newer self-pubbed titles.

But whenever something sells well, you get a mixed bag of responses. Some people loved it and demanded a sequel. Some people hate it and articulated that fact loudly in their 1-star reader reviews. There was hardly anyone in the middle. So now, years later, I find that I have more 5-star reviews than 1-star reviews, but not by much. The love and the hate are nearly equal.

What makes this story so polarizing? I’m really not exactly sure myself. The level of sex may be one reason, but who knows.

Is it better to be both loved and hated because at least I’ve made them feel something? Perhaps being forgettable is death to an author and rage on the reader’s part is preferable.

I posted this today because Educating Ansley has been put in the hands of A LOT more readers over the past week.  It is included in the ALPHA BAD BOYS bundle, which hit the top of the best seller charts at Amazon, BN and ARe since it released last Tuesday, so we’re talking sales figures that have impressed even the best selling of the authors in our group. And I guess I’m bracing myself for more reactions of all varieties–the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The requests for a sequel have been coming again and yes, I’m considering it. Very seriously in fact. With some help I’ve kind of planned out not one but two more books to follow up Ansley. Three sounds like a nice number. I suspect my plans for the threesome will bring on even more volatile reactions, but maybe that’s a good thing.

If you haven’t picked up the bundle yet, you might want to do it today. It’s still 99 cents for 7 complete stories by 7 authors, my Ansley included, but not for long. The price is going up VERY soon. Since the list price for Ansley alone is $2.99, that’s a real bargain.

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July Calendar Wallpaper and IN A COWBOY’S BED are coming!

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The British aren’t coming, Paul Revere. Instead, JULY 2013 brings us celebrations of that all-American holiday filled with fireworks and flag waving but also the release of my next Kensington story, “Two for the Road”, a spicy M/F/M menage contemporary cowboy novella in the IN A COWBOY’S BED multi-author anthology along with stories by Vonna Harper and Lynn LaFleur. It’s on Preorder for a July 30th eBook and Trade Paperback release at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Order now to make sure you’ve got your next hot summer read!

There is also another exciting erelease coming July 16th, the multi-author bundle ALPHA BAD BOYS featuring 7 authors with 7 hot stories. On preorder now for the bargain price of 99 cents at Amazon for Kindle for a limited time only so grab it now!

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Menage A-Z 2013 Reading Challenge

Cat Snips ~ A short story anthologyThe Menage Readers group on Goodreads.com has a fun reading challenge. The details are HERE but in a nutshell readers are to read one new-to-them menage themed book for each letter of the alphabet before the end of the year. So, to help you all out, here are my books that will fit the menage or more requirement, some of them will fill a few hard to fill spots in your alphabet.

B – Bucked (Studs in Spurs)

EEducating Ansley

F- Fireworks (short story available in the free Cat Snips compilation)

RRough Stock 

The Rookie (short story available in the free Cat Snips compilation)

TTexas Two-Step

Two For the Road (available July 2013 in The Cowboy’s Bed anthology)

UUnridden (Studs in Spurs)

VValentine Cowboys

NEW RELEASE: VALENTINE COWBOYS

Valentine Cowboys

VALENTINE COWBOYS

The wait is over and the sequel to A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS is here!

Ranch hands Justus White and Dakota Washburn have known each other forever, or at least since fifth grade when Melody Zane, the coolest girl in school, gave them both valentines. That Valentines Day ended in a school yard fight, and a lifelong friendship. 12 years later, they now both live and work on the Maverick ranch and have vowed never to let a girl get between them again… Until they meet Melody in a bar, all grown up. Then they decide to preserve the friendship maybe the best thing to do is to keep her between them.

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What’s a Cowboy to Do?

Texas Two-StepWhat’s a cowboy to do when another guy is moving in on the girl he’s got his eye on? Take charge and take her back! That’s what Wes does when his best friend Shooter makes a play for Maryann in the excerpt from TEXAS TWO-STEP below.

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TEXAS TWO-STEP EXCERPT

Maryann took another swallow of something that tasted far too good and went directly to her head. “What is this again?”

“Energy drink with alcohol in it.” Shooter grinned. “I figured it would help you with the jetlag and all.”

It sure was helping her, helping her think maybe she should grab Shooter’s enormous buckle and see what was behind it. That reminded her… “Ellen said something before I didn’t understand. About cowboys collecting bunnies and buckles?”

Shooter choked on the mouthful he’d just taken. “Jeez, girl. Warn a guy before you say something like that.” He coughed and then wiped his face with his hand and grinned. “So you want to know about buckle bunnies, do ya?”

Maryann nodded. “Yes.”

He looked even more devilish than she’d gotten used to him looking in the short time she’d known him. At least she thought he did as his face swam a bit before her. She needed to stop drinking this stuff.

“Well, let’s just say the bigger the buckle, the better the cowgirl.” Shooter smirked.

“I still don’t get the corr…correlation.” Maryann frowned as it took her two tries to get out the last word.

“Women like cowboys who win. When we win an event, we get a big buckle.”

“Like yours.”

“Like mine.” He grinned and took another swallow from his cup.

“So you’re saying girls are attracted to you for your big buckle.”

Shooter coughed again, then shook his head and put his cup down next to him. “I’m not drinking any more. A man’s liable to choke to death around you. And yeah, girls may come on to me for the big buckle, but they stick around because of what’s behind it.”

Maryann swallowed hard at his insinuation. “Oh.”

Wes came around the truck, cell phone in his hand. In her inebriated state, she’d forgotten for a minute that his cell phone had rung and he had to walk off to try and find better signal. “Ellen just got out of work and has a flat tire. She needs me to come help her change it.”

“Go. I’ll get Maryann home safely.” Shooter waved a hand at him.

Wes’s sandy-colored brows rose high beneath the brim of his hat. “Oh, really? And how exactly would you do that? Being that we all came in my truck.”

Shooter shrugged. “I’ll call a cab for us.”

“No, I think I’ll feel much better if I drop you off at your place, Maryann at my apartment, and then go and get Ellen.” Wes turned to her. “That sound good to you? You ready to go home?”

Maryann nodded. The party had been like something she’d never experienced before. Trucks, cowboys, music, alcohol, but she was more than ready to go before she did something stupid, like start dancing in the back of the truck like the scantily clad girl currently gyrating nearby.

“Good. Let’s go.” Wes nodded with a glance at Shooter.

Wes placed his hand beneath her elbow and guided her around the truck. He opened the passenger side door, but the height of the truck seemed beyond her in her state. She handed him the cup she still held so she’d have both hands to climb up with.

“You sure do know how to ruin my good time.” Shooter shot Wes a less than friendly look.

Wes snorted. “That’s the plan.”

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INTRODUCING the Cat Johnson RED line inaugural title! EDUCATING ANSLEY

Educating Ansley Cat Johnson REDEDUCATING ANSLEY ~ a RED hot erotica menage with cowboys by Cat Johnson

Gossip Girl meets the Dukes of Hazard with a whole lot of red hot sex thrown in–that’s Educating Ansley, the first title in the Cat Johnson RED line.

Connecticut’s rich and beautiful summer at mansions in the Hamptons not on a ranch in Colorado, but that’s exactly where society girl Ansley Craig’s been banished by her grandmother just for having a little too much fun at a graduation party.

She expects to find cows and boredom at the Kane ranch. What she doesn’t count on are the Kane brothers. Ansley may have the college degree, but Jeremy and Ryan are two cowboys who can teach her a few things she didn’t learn in school.

Reader Advisory: Expect one spoiled rich girl engaging in frequent sexual acts including multiple partner situations, same sex play, anal sex and even a roll in the hay.

ISBN 978-1-4580-4275-0

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What is the Cat Johnson RED imprint?


It’s the equivalent of the backroom at the video store. It’s uncensored. It’s no apologies erotica. It’s not for those easily offended, the faint of heart or readers with delicate sensibilities. Warning: It’s not your mama’s romance, but it’s also not your typical Cat Johnson book.

What there might be is:

Frequent sexual encounters, sometimes with complete strangers

Multiple partners

Female characters who enjoy sex, often with many people, and make no apologies for it

Same sex play including M/M and F/F and any combination within a multi-partner situation

Sex toys (and everyday objects employed as sex toys)

Anal play

Red hot fun!

There will NOT be:

Underage sex

Pedophilia

Rape for titillation

Bestiality

EXCERPT

Excerpt from Texas Two-Step–Let’s Dance!

Texas Two-Step

Contemporary, Westerns/Cowboys

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It takes two to tango, but three to do the two-step with these Texas cowboys…

Londoner Maryann Morrissy finds the companionship she’s missing by making friends on the Internet with fellow rodeo fans in the States. Her fiancé Robert doesn’t understand her new obsession. His mocking is just one more thing in a long list that convinces Maryann he’s not the man for her. Perfect timing, because Maryann is flying to Texas where two rodeo cowboys are waiting to show her the ropes.

Annoyed he has to pick up his sister’s British online buddy from the airport, tie-down roper Wes Griffin drags his best friend Shooter with him. Misery loves company until Wes sees Maryann get off the plane. When her sexy accent makes his heart do the two-step, Wes begins to wish he’d kept Maryann all to himself because Shooter is just as intrigued.

After the nasty end to Maryann’s engagement, she’s ready to take both cowboys on, but is Wes willing to share?

EXCERPT (rated G)

“What do you think she looks like?” Shooter surveyed the new arrivals in the terminal, the torn piece of cardboard Wes had made into a sign resting in one hand and propped against his chest.

Wes still couldn’t believe all it had taken to convince his friend to hold that stupid sign was the promise of an extra beer out of the twelve-pack they’d be sharing. The one that Ellen hopefully had already put in the fridge to chill for him while they waited for Brit Chick to arrive.

Shooter’s question was one Wes had already asked himself the moment he’d been assigned this task so he had an image of Maryann Morrissy already firmly planted in his head. “I’m picturing one of those British nannies like you see on TV. You know the ones I mean?”

“No, not really. What kinda television you watching any way? Ain’t no British nannies on the hunting channel, that’s for sure.” Shooter frowned.

“Come on. You’ve seen them. The ones with their hair pulled back into a really tight bun. They wear glasses and they’ve got thick ankles and wear big, ugly shoes. They could be old, could be young, but you can’t tell. They could be skinny, or could be fat, but you can’t really judge that either because they wear dresses that look like they were made outta a burlap sack.”

“Hope you’re wrong, man. I think this British chick is going to be really hot, like the ones you see wearing those corset things in movies about Henry the Eighth. You know those low-cut tops where all the goods are pushed up and out.” Shooter used his free hand to mime pushing up his imaginary boobs.

Wes shook his head. “You’re crazy. Even if corsets were still in style, I seriously doubt she’d be wearing one on the flight.”

His friend shrugged. “A man can dream, can’t he?”

“Yeah, keep dreaming there, buddy, because I’m pretty sure this is her flight and I don’t see any of Henry the Eighth’s wenches in corsets coming through that door.” What Wes did see was a slew of businessmen in suits looking like they were late for something somewhere, a mother with too many kids to handle alone, and a middle-aged women who smiled in his general direction to reveal crooked, yellowed teeth. Was this Brit Chick Maryann? “No corset there, thank God.”

“No corset, but she’s hot enough, she don’t really need one.”

Wes frowned at Shooter. “Hot? Her? What the hell are you talking about?”

Then he followed his friend’s gaze and saw what Shooter had seen. Coming through the other door, also smiling in their direction was a woman about their own age and looking like nothing he’d imagined Brit Chick would look like.

“Hello. I’m Maryann.” The lilt in her sweet voice shot straight through Wes, right down to his groin. Down below, Little Wes woke up to take notice and was apparently enjoying Maryann’s British accent from inside Wes’s jeans.

Shooter’s face lit up with a wide, goofy grin. “Hey, Maryann. I’m Shooter. Welcome to America.”

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Praise for UNRIDDEN’S Smokin’ Hot Cowboys

UNRIDDEN (Studs in Spurs, Book 1)

‎”Yowza, what a smoking’ hot read!

Unridden is an extremely erotic book that will warm you up right away, no doubt. One of the best menage books I’ve ever read, complete with two very sexy cowboys!”

5 Ravens from Ashley, Blackraven’s Reviews

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