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#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Buried Hearts ( In the Dark 3) by CE Johnson


“Love will take you down faster than any bullet. You cry tonight. Tomorrow, you bury it.”

Jolene had her life planned out. Nursing school. Husband. House with a picket fence. She had all her boxes checked until her life flips upside down. Turns out, O’Reilly’s Pub is the perfect place for a freshly unemployed,divorced woman who currently lives in her parent’s old house to get stood up on her first attempt at dating again. She’s giving up on love and that ridiculous dating app. However, that doesn’t change the fact that she needs a date to her best friend’s gala.

The last thing Paul wants to do is attend a gala with his first love, parading around as her fake boyfriend. With the memory of her heartbroken face still haunting him, even years later, he agrees to go, hoping this will make up for the pain he caused her.

The plan? Go to the gala, make her ex-husband hate himself, then let her go. But that plan blows up the minute he believes Jolene has a stalker.Paul will have to put his guilt behind him if he’s going to keep her safe. He won’t lose another person he cares about. Especially not the woman he never wanted to leave in the first place.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44157268-buried-hearts

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1796833045/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

This whole time we have followed Paul the quite best friend always lurking in the back ground, now it’s his time to shine. Paul is a creature of habit he goes about his normal day and on Wednesday nights he likes to unwind at O’Riley with enough rinks that he doesn’t have to have the nightmares that night. One night while the pub. Hi high school sweetheart walks in and he sobers up and hides so she doesn’t see him at all the last time they seen each other he broke her heart and she never wanted to see his face again. Well that changed quickly when she got so drunk he wasn’t about to let her drive back home. And that is where fate got them back into each other’s lives to fix the past and help Paul realize he wasn’t some broken man or was he after lol he is still holding on the thing from his past that torture him every night. Is Jolene the glue that will pull Paul back together and help him let go of his demons from the past or will they end up going their separate ways. This book was amazing the mystery yes there is mystery you aren’t going to see until it hits you in the face.

Review by Twinsie Dee

C.E. Johnson is an author of contemporary and suspense romance novels.

When not writing until all hours of the night (with lots of late night coffee runs), she loves to read books that feature a strong male with a soft spot for his feisty heroine. She prefers stories that rip your heart out completely, then kindly place it back into your chest with a HEA.

She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, two kids, and some spoiled rotten animals.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Just One (In The Dark 2) by CE Johnson


I’ve always been the strong one.

I stand my ground. I take no crap.

That’s probably why Finnegan O’Reilly hired me.

Apparently, self-control around Finn is my weakness.

But with the responsibility of taking care of my sick brother, there’s no time for romance in my life.

The day Daphne Jones swayed into my pub, it was like a tornado blew through the door.

The only thing she destroyed was my own rule. Don’t get involved with employees.

After our unforgettable one night stand, we both agreed to keep our hands to ourselves.

But with Daphne in danger, there’s no way I’m keeping my distance now.

I’m going to protect her. Even if it means, risking everything.

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50165653-just-one

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1979095043/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought this book and this is my honest opinion

Daphne has always done anything for other people she’s alway dropping everything at a drop of a hat to drive back  home to be there for her brother, and is not appreciated at all by her parents. Her mother does whatever she can to ignore her and not treat her like an actual daughter, so when tragedy strikes and she gets that phone call she’s always had a  feeling would come she’s does everything she can to keep busy and hold it all together. Finn O’Riley owns a local pub who has had a eye on Daphne since she walked into his pub asking for a job. They flirt and have hooked up a clueless of times so when she needs him to lean on  he’s there without a doubt to protect her. With everything going on will these two finally come together more then a casual hookup. OMG FInn O’Riley I freaking fell in love with this character *swoon sigh dreamy eyes* and my heart just breaks for Daphne and I was rooting for her everytime something crazy happened to her. Yo will definitely love this book and it keeps you on your toes til the very end.

Review by Twinsie Dee

C.E. Johnson is an author of contemporary and suspense romance novels.

When not writing until all hours of the night (with lots of late night coffee runs), she loves to read books that feature a strong male with a soft spot for his feisty heroine. She prefers stories that rip your heart out completely, then kindly place it back into your chest with a HEA.

She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, two kids, and some spoiled rotten animals.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #SeriesStarter Done (In the Dark 1) by C.E. Johnson

Sophie Kohler knows all about the misfortunes of life. She learned young, people are dangerous creatures that will shove a dagger straight through your skin and into your soul. So when a man in a fancy car starts asking her if she wants a ride, she has no intentions of interacting with him. Benson Knoxx is known for being cold and detached from the world. After losing his family and an ex that tore his world apart, Benson buried himself in his work. He vowed never to let anyone in again. The long dark days bled into the even darker nights. That was until she came along. When her eyes met his, the world started to get lighter. He knew from the beginning, she wasn’t going to make this easy. But when Benson Knoxx wants something, it’s done. Will Benson and Sophie find their way into each other’s heart before the lunatic that’s after her takes away their chance?

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50025896-done

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Done-Dark-Book-C-Johnson-ebook/dp/B072BFMGG7/ref=sr_1_2?crid=10S07FJ0I86S3&keywords=ce+johnson&qid=1577663844&sprefix=Ce+jo%2Caps%2C177&sr=8-2

Sophie is a strong willed woman who doesn’t trust very many people. She works for everything she’s has and isn’t about to stop reaching for her dreams. When one night she is walking home from work and she is attacked by a stranger and is left for dead when another stranger finds her and offers to take her to the hospital which she refused so he ok her to his house to make sure she was going to be alright. Benson is a stay to himself kinda man and just goes to work and goes home everything he loves has been ripped from his life. Until he sees Sophie walking home and he refuses to leave her alone without knowing she is safe he doesn’t know what’s going on but he as this strange pull too her and the need to keep her safe. Do these strangers become more then that? Wow this book was amazing it ripped at my heart and had so many sweet moments, laughing at the way Bossy Benson and Sophie joke with each other and has you on your toes trying to jump ahead to get the mystery figured out. There are so many twist and turns that you wont see coming and will keep you wanting more.

Review by Twinsie Dee

C.E. Johnson is an author of contemporary and suspense romance novels.

When not writing until all hours of the night (with lots of late night coffee runs), she loves to read books that feature a strong male with a soft spot for his feisty heroine. She prefers stories that rip your heart out completely, then kindly place it back into your chest with a HEA.

She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband, two kids, and some spoiled rotten animals.

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – C.E. Johnson

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m C.E. Johnson but you can call me Carrie! I’ve lived in the middle of cornfields and in the Windy City. I like both for different reasons so I settled somewhere in between the two. However, the older I get the more I miss the country. I spent a whole lot of money on a Master’s degree in Communications, only to discover my love for writing novels after I graduated. It’s an expensive piece of paper, but it’s mine and I’m proud of it. I’m a wife, mama, dog lover, coffee addict, and night writer.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

Sweet tea or coffee is a must. I write the best at my desk in my office. Sadly, its next to the playroom so I’ve gotten really good at writing while hearing “Bro! I just re-spawned! What are you doing? BROOOOO!” In case you don’t understand that, I live in a house full of gamers. It gets interesting.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers! It’s so surreal that readers want me to sign their books. When I meet the readers, it really fires me up to go write more!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Kristen Ashley! I love some Colorado Mountain Men!

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I’m a sit and go girl. I used to try to sit down for a long period of time and get the words in. But now, I’ve found that I really enjoy writing for small spurts throughout the day. I can write for awhile, then take a break. (Ha! Did I just say break? I meant go do laundry, dishes, or scrub a toilet. Ah, motherhood!) And when I come back, new ideas have usually come to me.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My very first signing I had a reader who drove an hour and a half just to meet me. I was the entire reason she came to the signing. That is still pretty surreal to me.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/authorcejohnson https://www.instagram.com/authorcejohnson https://www.bookbub.com/authors/c-e-johnson

What are your buy links? 

RAIN: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BP6BPYM
AMAZON AUTHOR: https://www.amazon.com/C-E-Johnson/e/B071498N6B