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Friday, January 25, 2013

Guest Post with Phoenix Johnson

Thank you for having me here today, Kiki. So thrilled to be dropping in!

Today, I’d love to talk about my publishing debut with the paranormal erotic trilogy Wolf Smitten. Mostly, the first novella, The Wolf in the Neighborhood. This steamy, suspense-woven gem first came to me when I was drifting off to sleep one night. Instead of losing yet another idea, I grabbed my phone and jotted down a note. The next morning it took off, and the story pretty much wrote itself. I had lots of fun exploring the story and was so thrilled when it got accepted by Naughty Nights Press.  They’re a great team of people, working hard to polish each story before they go out. I’m sure you also appreciate all their hard work. You’ve done quite well with your fantastic At War in the Willow series. Congrats, by the way, about it going to print!
So what is The Wolf in the Neighborhood about?

What do you do when your past comes back to haunt you? 

Could a dark secret revealed by a new lover be something you could overlook just to have him?

What kind of secrets could you learn to live with for true love? 

Krissy has a hunky new neighbour with a dark secret; Derek is a vet with an interesting past. They hit it off quickly but when Krissy’s abusive ex, James comes to town, Derek shows a side Krissy never could have guessed. James, however, refuses to give up.

Can Derek’s secret save them, or will James have his revenge?

Here’s a teasing little snippet…

As Derek heaved a sigh, his burden lightened;  Krissy was left wondering, why stay in the States? She chewed her lip for a few minutes until she couldn’t hold it in anymore. “But why stay in America? You have the chance to move back to England and go back to Aubree.”

“That was my first thought, so I called her up to see how she was doing. Turns out our seven years together didn’t leave as big of a hole in her heart as it did in mine. She’s already moved on – with the new vet apprentice no less. What can I say? Aubree is a beautiful, intelligent, young woman. She shouldn’t be expected to wait around for goodness knows how long until I came back, so she didn’t wait. That’s ok though, I guess. I was getting a little sick of all the tea and biscuits.”

Krissy laughed, trying not to spit coffee everywhere and failing. Derek snorted, and they both started laughing as they grabbed napkins and cleaned the liquid off the table and wiped their faces.

The Wolf in the Neighborhood is available for purchase at Naughty Nights Press, Amazon and Amazon UK, Smashwords, All Romance eBooks, and coming soon to Barnes and Noble and Apple.

Reviews are welcome!

You can find me at my blog, on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and at my site. You can also view the video trailer for The Wolf on Youtube.

Phoenix Johnson is an Australian author who has always had the passion for the written word. She had her nose in at least one book ever since she could read and would even scrutinize the back of the cereal box every morning at breakfast. It was only natural she take up writing.

Phoenix has multiple works in progress, and her favourite writing genres are the same as her reading genres; erotica, romance, paranormal, thriller and a combination of these.

Having started out reviewing, Phoenix was nominated for the 2011 Xcite Best Reviewer Award. She has also participated in her first NaNoWriMo in 2012 and successfully completed the challenge with a day to spare, despite also juggling a home life and full time study.

She currently lives on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, with her partner, their daughter and cat Flash.
Thank you for having me here today. Best of luck with the journey in to print!

Youtube Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUczfWcf3NA

I'm also excited to be doing my first giveaway. I know they're normally done sooner, but I prefer to space everything out so that people haven't been flooded with my debut.

So what do you have to do for your chance to win? Derek has a secret that Krissy has to learn to live with if they're to stay together. Do you have something that your partner/potential partner has to learn to love to be with you? A random answer will be picked to win a copy of The Wolf in the Neighborhood, currently sitting on Naughty Nights Press's Bestselling list!


  1. Thanks once again for having me, Kiki!

    And don't forget, leave your email address so you can be contacted if you win!

  2. There are several things both of us have had to learn to love about each other! LOL! I would say my love of reading was the hardest thing for my husband because he was definitely not a reader. It took a few years but when the Star Trek Next Generation books came out he quickly became a reader. Now his favorite book is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.


  3. Congrats! No.


  4. Hmm, a secret? That's actually pretty difficult, since I am almost painfully honest about my life. The good, bad, and the ugly.

    However, there is one thing. While it's no secret that, back in May 2000 I died and was resuscitated, what *is* secret is how the experience changed me every day since then. There is a new sorrow that touches on everything, which I think would be very difficult for a partner to understand about me, since I usually wear the smile and pretend it never happened.

    TMI? Well, that's pretty much how I live the rest of my life, lol. Y'know, except for that one bit...

  5. Forgot my email addy! Sorry.


    You know I love you, Phoenix! Congratulations on your debut.

  6. Thanks honey, it's been great! So very excited. And I'm very glad that you're still with us. An incident like that would definitely linger, and it would be hard to understand without knowing.
    Susan, I know what you mean! I'm an avid book reader, live for books. My partner? Not so much. He's read some of my writing and is hugely supportive, but he's not a bookworm. Definitely something partners need to learn to love
    bn100, very lucky for you. Makes things simpler. Because we all know that life is complicated enough at times!
    Thanks everyone so far, I will leave this for another few hours and announce a winner soon. Good luck!

  7. There's always going to be some things that only time will reveal.


  8. I must apologise for not announcing winner sooner, but the Gold Coast was hit with rather nasty weather and we were without power for 42 hours. Only just back now. There were some good answers here, but I believe I'll have to give it to Susan for turning her man in to a bit of a book worm ;) job well done there, I'd love for my man to read more but we can't all have book worms!
    Well done, Susan, and thanks to everyone for commenting! Susan, your ebook will be prowling its way to your inbox shortly!

  9. Thank you so much!

    Being without power for a few hours is bad enough but for 48 is crazy! Glad your back online!

    It took a few years to get him there but it's so nice.


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