Janice Kay Johnson
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About Janice Kay Johnson
Janice Kay Johnson is the author of sixty-plus books for children and adults. Her first four published romance novels were coauthored with her mother Norma Tadlock Johnson, also a writer who has since published mysteries and children's books on her own. These were "sweet" romance novels, the author hastens to add; she isn't sure they'd have felt comfortable coauthoring passionate love scenes!
Janice graduated from Whitman College with a B.A. in history and then received a master's degree in library science from the University of Washington. She was a branch librarian for a public library system until she began selling her own writing.
She has written six novels for young adults and one picture book for the read-aloud crowd. ROSAMUND was the outgrowth of all those hours spent reading to her own daughters, and of her passion for growing old roses. Two more of her favorite books were historical novels WINTER OF THE RAVEN and THE ISLAND SNATCHERS which she wrote for Tor/Forge. The research was pure indulgence for someone who set out intending to be a historian!
Janice is divorced and has raised her two daughters in a small, rural town north of Seattle, Washington. She's an active volunteer and board member for Purrfect Pals, a no-kill cat shelter, and foster kittens often enliven a household that already includes a few more cats than she wants to admit to!
Janice loves writing books about both love and family -- about the way generations connect and the power our earliest experiences have on us throughout life.
In addition to her real name, she has also written under several pseudonyms through the years, including Janice Stevens, Janice Bartlett, Kay Bartlett and Kay Kirby.
Her Superromance novels are frequent finalists for Romance Writers of America RITA awards, and she won the 2008 RITA for Best Contemporary Series Romance for SNOWBOUND.
Visit her online at: www.janicekayjohnson.com.
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She didn’t know her protection had just become his number one priority…
Sheriff Boyd Chaney swore to protect his ex, Melinda McIntosh — even when she doesn’t want it. And with a paroled criminal targeting her, he refuses to let the stubborn cop be next on a psychopath’s revenge list. Officers and their loved ones are being murdered and the danger is closing in — as is their undeniable attraction. But will their resurrected partnership be enough to keep them safe?Mills & Boon Intrigue — Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.
Can he help her remember a decades-old crime and escape a killer determined to keep her silent?
Twenty-five years after witnessing the murder of her mother, Gabriella Ortiz returns home to face the past she's repressed since childhood. Detective Jack Cowan is obsessed with solving the cold case and catching the killer who shattered her family - and his. As Gabby's buried memories start to surface, can Jack shield her from a faceless killer who is intent on destroying the future they're hoping to build?
She saved an undercover agent's life…only to find herself fighting for her own.
Claire Holland is terrified when a kayaking adventure accidentally intercepts a smuggling operation and her friend is gunned down. But before she can escape, Claire witnesses someone shot and fall overboard. Once she pulls him ashore, she discovers undercover DEA agent Adam Taylor is still alive but badly injured. Now they must navigate the dangerous coastal wilderness unseen. But has Claire saved a handsome hero's life... just to find her own in jeopardy?Mills & Boon Intrigue — Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.
Can she trust a stranger?
The sole survivor of a deliberate plane crash, Maddy Kane has gone from protected witness to roaming target. Badly injured and lost in the wilderness, Maddy is forced to trust the stranger who came to her aid. No mere hiker, Will Gannon is former Delta Force. The battle-scarred medic knows he is Maddy’s only hope in a desperate situation. With survival a long shot, can the two become allies, and maybe more — before it’s too late?Mills & Boon Intrigue – Edge of your seat romances, whodunnit mysteries, get your crime-solving hat on!
She’d faced dangerous situations before…she had no idea what was still to come.
Lindsay Engle became a CPS social worker to improve lives — not get people killed. But after a horrifying string of murders connected to Lindsay’s caseload, Detective Daniel Deperro will do whatever it takes to find the murderer. Lindsay won’t back down from the investigation, even as Daniel fears she’s the next target. But will his twenty-four-hour protection enrage the serial killer further — or expose Daniel’s true feelings for Lindsay?Mills & Boon Intrigue – Edge of your seat romance where true-to-life women and strong, fearless men fight for survival.
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Kat Riley's husband has kept Grant Haller at a distance. Despite the strong attraction pulling him to her, as police chief with that open missing person case, he can't afford to get close to her. Not with everyone in this small town watching. Still, he waits for the day he can make his move.
Then Kat finds a bone and others start to appear. Once the remains are identified as her husband's, Grant has to consider her a suspect. Deep inside he's convinced she's innocent and he's driven to clear her name. And when the threats against her escalate, Grant must protect her before it's too late.
Outside, a storm is raging...
When a blizzard strands Fiona MacPherson and her students in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, their only hope of survival is to seek shelter at Thunder Mountain Lodge. Their host is John Fallon, a handsome, enigmatic war veteran haunted by secrets and scars — scars that may never heal.
John hadn’t expected to be playing host to this captivating teacher and her eight teenage charges. But when his solitude is shattered by their arrival, his world shifts on its axis. He needs Fiona — but does she need him? There’s only one way to find out. The ex-soldier must find the courage to reach out and open his heart to this remarkable woman who has transformed his life...
When gratitude becomes friendship…and something more.
Cole Meacham has only been out of prison a couple of weeks after a ten–year term for a murder he didn't commit. A silent, guarded man, he doesn't know how to start over again now that he's free. Destitute and alone, he's been sleeping in a park. Then Erin Parrish offers him a job plus room and board.
The woman with the haunted eyes seems to be the only person on earth who isn't afraid of him. But she clearly has her own demons, and Cole watches as night after night his new boss and landlord gets in her vehicle and drives…somewhere. It seems she needs his help as much as he needs hers. If only he could be that man she can depend on. And love.
Will he complete his mission before she blows his cover?
When Leah Keaton arrives at her family’s remote mountain resort, a group of armed insurgents are waiting to capture her. After Leah’s failed escape attempt, Spencer Wyatt, the group’s second in command, takes her under his protection. Spencer is an FBI agent deep undercover, and Leah’s presence is disrupting all his best-laid plans. But to keep her safe, he’s willing to risk his mission — and his life.Mills & Boon Intrigue — Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.
A terrified little girl is the only witness to the murder of her family…
A terrified little girl is the only witness to the murder of her family…and the killer won’t stop until she’s silenced, too. So when army ranger Gabe Decker is asked to protect the orphan and her psychologist, Trina Marr, he doesn’t hesitate. Hidden in a remote cabin, Gabe experiences a taste of family life…something this brawny ranger never dreamed possible. When bullets start flying, Gabe puts everything on the line — and vows to do whatever it takes to protect his family.
A man of integrity...or not?
The moment Captain Reid Sawyer helps social worker Anna Grant with a sticky situation, she's hooked.
He's gorgeous and clearly interested in her. Yet even as he pursues her, she senses he's holding back. For someone who prizes honesty and doing the right thing, how much of his evasion can Anna tolerate?
Her trust in Reid is further shaken when he confesses what he's done to protect his newly discovered brother. Is Reid really one of the good guys? Then he's involved in hostage situation. Suddenly, she fears she could lose him before telling him how she really feels!
Lieutenant Jane Vahalik is done with Sargent Clay Renner. He messed up their romance when he dished out too much male swagger. She gets enough of that on the job to put up with it in her personal life–regardless of how hot Clay may be.
Then her niece is kidnapped, and suddenly he is the only cop Jane trusts to lead the search. The rush of attraction sizzling between them surprises her. So does his determination to prove she's wrong about him. It could be just the tense situation–or it could be Clay–but Jane's feelings for him are growing. Maybe they deserve a second chance....