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I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Guest Post & GIVEAWAY with author J.N Johnson

Guest Post & GIVEAWAY with author J.N Johnson

Hey everyone. We are back with another post for today and still more to come. :) This particular post is a bit of fun with author J. N Johnson. She talks about how opposites attract, how this common phenomenon relates to her real life, and how real life inspires the stories that she writes. I always enjoy characters that have differences because it seems to always add another level to the story. And so, I was intrigued by the idea of this story when I read about it. Also, it is a novella and part of the Clearwater series, so it would be a quick read that could give you a taste of Ms. Johnson if you have yet to experience her work. I am looking forward to this blogging fun, so I will get started. Please allow me to introduce to the blog:


Living in her hometown of Charleston, West Virginia, JN Johnson is the proud mother of two beautiful little girls and is married to her high school sweetheart (and greatest supporter ) whom she considers the rock that keeps her grounded.

She was first introduced to the world of fantasy when she was seven years old reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe making her never want to read about “the real world” again. Her mother and grandmother’s love of romance novels gave her the opportunity to learn about book trading, taking all of their old books to the local flea market to trade for anything that sparked her interest. Those days are long gone; her books now stay safely on her book shelves at home and out of harm’s way.

You can find out more about Ms. Johnson in the following places:

**A Clearwater Novella**

Caleb Myers watched as his sister and brother-in-law, Joshua, drove away from Clearwater for a much needed vacation, leaving him to housesit, and take care of the family business. The idea of a long weekend of peace and quiet at their country cabin turned out to be a short-lived dream when a phone call from his employee at Winter Lilly’s Outfitters brings news of an unwanted visitor. Riley Campbell wants nothing more out of life than to impress the pig-headed bosses who like to use her as client eye candy at her Houston law firm, and put her career on the fast track for partner. Nothing made her happier than legal battles and paper pushing, but when she is sent miles from her normal city life, and thrown into the country setting of Clearwater, Wyoming, she fears she may have met her match. With an offer in hand to buy Winter Lilly’s Outfitters, Riley tries to convince Caleb to take the deal, but his good ole boy ways, country charms, and fierce loyalty leaves her wanting more than just his name on the dotted line. Can two people from opposite worlds come together under such an Unwanted Proposal?
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**Opposites Attract**
First off let me just say that I am a bad blogger, my train of thought has a tendency to skip off of the tracks and jump in a whole different direction. With that said I am here to talk about the opposites attract scenario. When I think of opposites attracting I need look no further than my own relationship with my husband. We met when we were seventeen, I was the girl next door who listened to country music and had a tendency to stay home and out of trouble. One day I was volunteering for the Special Olympics (yes I know this is where you add the barf sound or call me a goody-goody) when this cute red head with legs that were so cut you could break a bottle on them came sidling up to me asking for my phone number…for a friend.

I was intrigued. This guy had the most beautiful blue eyes and pouty lips I had ever seen but he had the air of a bad boy to him. He had these cut off jeans and a dark, torn up flannel that should have had me running in the opposite direction but instead it pulled me in and I gave up the digits to him, not his friend.

It ended up that my flannel wearing, grunge looking, lead singer of a rock band ended up being a total geek. He went on to finish college with not one but three engineering degrees and a minor in math! I for one cannot even turn on a computer without a book for dummies. So yes I do believe opposites attract and twenty years and two kids later we are still happily in love! He is my electron to my moron. 

So how do opposites attract and work in books and what does my love life have to do with any of it? Well it’s where I get my inspiration from for a lot of my leading characters. In Unwanted Proposal Caleb is the epitome of the good ole country boy who has his heart set on marrying the girl next door but all of that is put on hold when he meets Riley.

When Riley enters the scene and waltzes into his life with the deal of a lifetime, sale out the family business and live a nice cushy life reaping the benefits of a hefty pay check, he can’t run fast enough. It doesn’t take long for the sexual tension to racket up to the danger zone and you know when it get that hot something fun is about to happen.

So here we have two complete opposites, a boy who bleeds country and drives a monster truck and a girl with blood red lips from the city and a law degree. Where do you ask is the attraction? Well in my mind these two are attracted to what the other has. She wants a future that’s driven to partner and men are not hitchhiking their way onto her road to success but when Caleb shows her the perks of the small city life and all it has to offer she has to remap her GPS and decide which way she wants to go. As for Caleb it takes a little more than big boobs and brains to change his path. It takes his heart finding what it truly wants and needs to get his monster truck moving in the right direction. But just because they are headed down the same highway doesn’t mean that it’s not a bumpy ride.

Like I said I tend to skip around when writing blogs so if you want to see what happens to Caleb and Riley you will have to read Unwanted Proposal, A Clearwater Novella  Thanks for spending some time reading about my chaotic life and characters. This blog was fun…

~ J. N Johnson


I was intrigued by this book because it truly is an opposites attract scenario. City girl meets country boy ... and don't we all swoon over those good ole country boys? I know I do. So what did you think? Are you likely to read this story? How do you feel about oposites? Do you feel characters are stronger when they are on different sides of the spectrum, or do you like them to have similarities? Maybe you are familiar with the Clearwater Series. Tell me about it. I value your feedback and you comments are always welcome so please feel free to leave one below.

I want to thank Ms. Johnson for spending some time with us today and for taking the time to create a fun post for us to enjoy. I hope you all had as much fun as I did and enjoyed your time spent here today. If you liked what you experienced today, please consider purchasing a copy of this novella for yourself or at least adding it to your TBR list. Supporting these authors is the best way to ensure furture reading pleasure. :)

Do NOT forget to enter the GIVEAWAY before you hop out today. You have nothing to lose except your chance to WIN. So why not give it a go and see what happens? I wish all who enter the best of luck! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a terrific day and I will see you very soon. *whispers* One more post to catch up on ... until next time ...


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