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Publication Order of Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery Books

Sit, Stay, Slay (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nothing to Fear But Ferrets (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fine-Feathered Death (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meow is for Murder (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fright of the Iguana (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Dog Dare (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Say Sty (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Howl Deadly (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feline Fatale (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Alpha Force Books

Publication Order of Coltons Of Mustang Valley Books

Colton's Lethal Reunion (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton Baby Conspiracy (By: Marie Ferrarella) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton Family Bodyguard (By: Jennifer Morey) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton First Responder (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Colton's Custody (By: Geri Krotow) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton Manhunt (By: Jane Godman) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Deadly Disguise (By: Geri Krotow) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton Cowboy Jeopardy (By: Regan Black) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Undercover Reunion (By: Lara Lacombe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Colton Search (By: Addison Fox) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunting the Colton Fugitive (By: Colleen Thompson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Last Stand (By: Karen Whiddon) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Colton 911 Books

Caught in the Crossfire (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pet Rescue Mystery Books

Beaglemania (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The More the Terrier (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hounds Abound (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oodles of Poodles (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nonstop Spaniels (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teacup Turbulence (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chihuahua Chaos (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Superstition Mystery Books

Lost Under a Ladder (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knock on Wood (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unlucky Charms (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Books

Bite the Biscuit (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Catch a Treat (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad to the Bone (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pick and Chews (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
For a Good Paws (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of K-9 Ranch Rescue Books

Second Chance Soldier (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trained to Protect (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soldier's K-9 Mission (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Shelter of Secrets Books

Her Undercover Refuge (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guardian K-9 on Call (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover Cowboy Defender (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Glimpse Of Forever (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Glass Slipper (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Point in Time (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger On The Mountain (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once a Cavalier (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ballad of Jack O'Dair (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alias Mommy (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marriage: Classified (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation: Reunited (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tommy's Mom (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Special Agent Nanny (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guardian of Her Heart (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not a Moment Too Soon (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claws of the Lynx (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back to Life (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawful Engagement (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover Soldier (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Covert Attraction (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Covert Alliance (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Different Drummers (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Coltons Of Grave Gulch Books

Colton's Dangerous Liaison (By: Regan Black) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Killer Pursuit (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton Nursery Hideout (By: Dana Nussio) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton Bullseye (By: Geri Krotow) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guarding Colton's Child (By: Lara Lacombe) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Covert Witness (By: Addison Fox) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rescued by the Colton Cowboy (By: Deborah Fletcher Mello) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton K-9 Target (By: Justine Davis) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Colton Internal Affair (By: Jennifer D. Bokal) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Colton Internal Affair (By: Jennifer D. Bokal) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncovering Colton's Family Secret (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agent Colton's Takedown (By: Beverly Long) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Proving Colton's Innocence (By: Lara Lacombe) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harlequin Nocturne Books

Blood Son (By: Erica Orloff) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Serpent (By: Anna Leonard) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back to Life (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortal Bride (By: Lisa Childs) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortal Cowboy (By: Alexis Morgan) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vampire's Fall (By: Michele Hauf) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goddess of Fate (By: Alexandra Sokoloff) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon's Promise (By: Denise Lynn) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taming the Shifter (By: Lisa Childs) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bewitched / Captivating The Witch (By: Michele Hauf) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Werewolf Hero (By: Michele Hauf) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
An American Witch in Paris (By: Michele Hauf) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awakening the Shifter (By: Jane Godman) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Witch's Fury (By: Deborah Leblanc) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Billionaire Werewolf's Princess (By: Michele Hauf) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enticing the Dragon (By: Jane Godman) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Wolf (By: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captivating the Bear (By: Jane Godman) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempting the Dark (By: Michele Hauf) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visionary Wolf (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Code Wolf (By: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Strange Witchery (By: Michele Hauf) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tamed by the She-Wolf (By: Kristal Hollis) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Colorado Confidential Books

Rocky Mountain Maverick (By: Gayle Wilson) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Special Agent Nanny (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kiss and Tell (By: Amanda Stevens) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Covert Cowboy (By: Harper Allen) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Warrior's Mission (By: Rita Herron) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cheyenne Wife (By: Judith Stacy) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rocky Mountain Marriage (By: Debra Lee Brown) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Coltons Of Colorado Books

Colton's Pursuit of Justice (By: Marie Ferrarella) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowed In With a Colton (By: Lisa Childs) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Dangerous Reunion (By: Justine Davis) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalking Colton's Family (By: Geri Krotow) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover Colton (By: Addison Fox) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton Countdown (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Secret Sabotage (By: Deborah Fletcher Mello) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Baby Motive (By: Lara Lacombe) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Rogue Investigation (By: Jennifer D. Bokal) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shielding Colton's Witness (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Trust a Colton Cowboy (By: Dana Nussio) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Ultimate Test (By: Beth Cornelison) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Coltons of New York Books

Colton's Unusual Suspect (By: Marie Ferrarella) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Protecting Colton's Baby (By: Tara Taylor Quinn) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Body of Proof (By: Karen Whiddon) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Undercover Seduction (By: Beth Cornelison) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agent Colton's Secret Investigation (By: Dana Nussio) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under Colton's Watch (By: Addison Fox) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Deadly Affair (By: Jennifer D. Bokal) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing a Colton Killer (By: Deborah Fletcher Mello) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Protecting Colton's Secret Daughters (By: Lisa Childs) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Montana Hideaway (By: Justine Davis) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colton's Yuletide Manhunt (By: Kacy Cross) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
CSI Colton and the Witness (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Awakening the Beast(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Exit to Murder(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Shifter(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Linda O Johnston is an American author born in 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She believed to be born a writer as she started having interest in writing at a tender age. She saved ideas for the school assignment and attempt to write them later. Her first real attempt was at the age of 8 years where she attempted to write an epic.

She graduated with a degree in journalism with advertising specialty from Pennsylvania state university in 1970.Later she joined Duquesne University school of law where she attained a degree in law. While in the law school she stopped writing fiction due to interference with the law facts.

Linda landed her first job in running a small newspaper and later worked in advertising and public relations. By that time she had many short stories and novels which she had not yet published. Her first publication was a short story mystery that was published by Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine in 1988.

She has taught courses on romance writing at the California university .Linda believes she was born romantic and that is why she writes romantic novels. She has also spoken about romance writing in numerous chapters and conferences to motivate the young writers in embracing the talent of writing romance. And those who love romance writing can learn from her.

Current life

Practicing of law has been her full time job until recently when she quit on legal work and to focus on writing. She lives in Los Angeles and has started writing on full time basis since she quit practicing law. She lives with her husband and two pet dogs and has two adult sons.

Since she started writing full-time, she has created a blog; Killer Hobbies blog where she post blogs about pets, rubber stamping, scrap booking and needlework. This enables her to interact with other writers and fans. She also has one eBook; the glass slipper which can be accessed online.

Linda is a member of Mystery writers of America and Sisters in crime. Being a member enables her to meet other prominent writers and upcoming writers. There are also many conferences that she attends to inspire writers.

Linda’s work as an author

Linda is well known for mystery, paranormal romance and romantic suspense writing with 38 published novels, short stories and series.Her first publication was in 1988 on the mystery short story that was published in Ellery Queen magazine.Love spell was the first novel to be published on time travel romance with a glimpse of forever.

The unique writing skills that Linda possess help her to capture people from diverse age group and gender. The short stories are mostly mystery and about pets which helps capture the attention of the young children. In many of her books she shows great interest in pets as well as she does in real life with the two dogs she take care of as pets.

The most popular of Linda’s books include; sit stay slay, loyal wolf, untamed wolf, Harlequin Nocturne, Teacup Turbulence, Covert attraction and undercover world. In most of her writing she tends to portraythe protagonist in a unique way out of the box. In Bite the biscuit it involves theveterinary who buys a bakery from a friend who is leaving town. She changes half of the bakery into a vet where she sells dog treats and other healthy dogs and since not everyone is happy with her in a town a murder occurs. That is how Linda lead you to her simple and yet complicated mystery. In this novel just like others,her emphasis on the pets safety and healthy keeping at the same time revealing some mystery.

Book series

Besides the short stories and novels, Linda has also written many series one of them being Pet rescue which has 5 books so far. Other series include Lost under the Ladder, Times of your life and Winter Wonderland. Writing on full time basis has helped her in coming up with new series and continuing with the others. Most of her series revolves around mystery of different scenarios in life and some are fiction.

In pet rescue the protagonist, Lauren Van Couver runs a no-kill pet shelter in LA San Fernando Valley where the animals’ life are threatened. Linda brings out the character as a kind-hearted and caring person who will do anything to save the lives of the pet. The no-kill is meant for the pets not people.The series continues where the protagonist has to do many things and fight many obstacles to save the animals and give them in the shelter.

Another series of her master piece is the Lost under the Ladder that is a superstition mystery from the Midnight Ink. Linda uses Rory Chasten as the main protagonist. Rory visits a town,Destiny to learn about Superstitions if they are real. He end up running a pet boutique after dogs saves the shop owner. They get along with the shop owner until that time the owner is accused of murder and Rory has to help the shop owner get clean. Yet in this series Linda does not forget to put across her mystery of finding out why the shop owner is accused and who is framing the owner. It is like Linda does not forget to mention pets in any of her stories making the mystery and romance more anticipating.

Paranormal romance for the Harlequin Nocturne involves a covert military unit of shape shifters and in this novel she has 6 books.


Linda O Johnston has won many award and success despite her not being a full-time writer. Robert L.Fish Memorial Award was her first award in 1988 for the best short story mystery category. She also became in the first place in 2003 Orange rose contest in her romance book; Operation.BecameSecond Place in the 2001 Rising Star Award (Romantic Suspense Category) with her Alias Mommy novel. Linda became finalist in the Quill awards in the paranormal romance category. Also became finalist in the Affaire de Coeur reader/writer in the time travel category for love spell (Dorchester) in 2001.

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