LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:Find out more
Kate Johnson is a prolific writer of romantic and paranormal fiction. She is a self-confessed fan of Terry Pratchett, whose fantasy fiction has inspired her to write her own books. Kate worked in an airport and a laboratory before escaping to write fiction full time. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and has previously published short stories in the UK and romantic mysteries in the US. She’s a previous winner of the WisRWA's Silver Quill and Passionate Ink's Passionate Plume award.
Her first UK debut novel, The Untied Kingdom was short listed for the 2012 Best Romantic Contemporary Novel of the year award (RoNA) from the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Are they Cursed as well as Chosen? Ishtaer is a mystery. A blind slave, beaten and broken by her sadistic mistress, with no memory of a time before her enslavement. Kael Vapensigsson is one of the elite Chosen - a Warlord whose strength comes from the gods themselves. But despite all his power and prestige, he is plagued by a prophecy that threatens to destroy everything he loves. When Kael summons Ishtaer to his room and discovers the marks of the Chosen on her body, including the revered mark of the Warrior, both Warlord and slave seem to have met their match. But as their lives become increasingly entangled and endangered, Ishtaer is forced to test whether the Chosen ever have the ability to choose their own fate.
Romance and action are breathlessly combined in the latest, wisecracking Sophie Green adventure from Kate Johnson, author of one of our favourites from last year Untied Kingdom. Ex-spy Sophie is framed for a murder she didn’t commit and has to use all her guile and gumption to discover the truth. You can read this as a standalone book or read the first four in this chick-lit series before.
Shortlisted for the RNA Comtemporary Romantic Novel Award 2012. April 2011 Debut of the Month. The portal to an alternate world was the start of all her troubles - or was it? When Eve Carpenter lands with a splash in the Thames, it's not the London or England she's used to. No one has a telephone or knows what a computer is. England's a third world country and Princess Di is still alive. But worst of all, everyone thinks Eve's a spy. Kate Johnson on the inspiration for The Untied Kingdom... 'I blame tuberculosis. I don’t think the BCG injection is routinely given in schools any more, but when I was 13 everyone had to go through the ritual of the agonisingly big needle, the sore swelling, the huge scab, and the inevitable dead arm from someone who thought it was funny to punch you there. But when I explained this to my Texan friend Amy, who happens to be a nurse, she said she’d never heard of it. She looked it up in her medical books, and related to me, with much hilarity, that it was an injection given only in third world countries. “Did you know you live in a third world country?” she asked me. “Well, it’d explain the transport system,” I replied.' Click here to read the full article.
Journeys of Gold is a positive, uplifting book about raising a child on the Autism Spectrum. Much of the information available on ASD, or in our case, Aspergers Syndrome, is quite overwhelming as it is normally read at a time when you are facing the thought of your child being 'different' or going through the draining diagnostic process. Journeys of Gold is two stories in one - we both have very different experiences of Aspergers Syndrome yet have both discovered that there is joy to be found in having a child on the Autism Spectrum. This book is one that can be read by parents, teachers, support workers, chaplains, families, grandparents and child care workers and it gives an insight into what it means to parent a child on the Autism Spectrum, as well as offers strategies that can be used after diagnosis (especially when you are faced with long waiting lists to access some services). It looks at important things like starting kindergarten, family relationships, communication, self care and transitioning to school. Our book is full of hope, practical ideas, shares that joy can be found in the little things and that life is not over once a child receives a diagnosis - it is different. Journeys of Gold is a book I could honestly not put down! Sharing their independent journeys of raising young sons diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, Kate and Jodie share their raw emotions, challenges and joys in the challenges associated with loving and raising a child that does not fit the stereotyped mould. I laughed, and at times cried hard as the journey unfolded of these two families. Permeating through every page however, is a message of hope, Faith in God and unquestionable love and appreciation for these precious children. For any parent that is struggling or has ever struggled with a child on the Autism Spectrum, this book will change your life! As an educator who often works with children with Aspergers in my classes, this book provided me with key insights as to what life for them and their family is like. I will be recommending this book to parents and educators alike. It is brilliant!
Sophie's in trouble. Must be Tuesday. Sophie Green's an ex-spy, or trying to be. You wouldn't believe the trouble she's in. An MI5 officer has been shot with her gun, her fingerprints all over his office. And no, she didn't kill him. But she has gone on the run. Now Sophie's desperately seeking whoever's trying to frame and kill her. She's being forced to work with the least trustworthy man in Europe, MI5 is following her every move, and she's had to leave the tall, blond, god of a man she loves behind. Luke Sharpe works for MI6. Or did, until his girlfriend became a murder suspect. Doing nothing wasn't an option, so he started investigating. Who cares if it is means jeopardising his career? Sophie's everything he used to say he never wanted. Young, irresponsible, bright and mad. Now she's just everything - and she has to live.She will live, won't she?. 5th in the Sophie Green Mysteries but can be read as stand alone. Kate's previous novel, The UnTied Kingdom was short-listed for the 2012 Romantic Contemporary Novel of the year award (RoNAs).