Awakened, Book 5

Circle of the Red Scorpion

Charlene Johnson

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Paranormal Romance & Romantic Suspense

"I've traveled the world, crossed galaxies, traveled through time and explored history on the pages of books."

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Sterling Wood Series
Romantic Suspense
Book Excellence Awards Finalist

Lily Sommers reluctantly returns to Sterling Wood to attend her Uncle Jimmy's funeral - a town she left years ago.

Sterling Wood holds painful memories she’s tried to forget. One, in particular, is still raw and every time she returns pulls the scab off a wound that will not heal - Luc Pearson, the handsome high school sweetheart who betrayed her.

Seeing Luc again isn't the only problem she has to face in Sterling Wood. Someone is trying to kill her, and she doesn't know why.

She soon learns shocking revelations that could change the course of her life as a ruthless killer stalks her. Will the people closest to her be able to save her?

Things like that aren’t supposed to happen in Sterling Wood.

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Includes my short story 


The Demon and the Christmas Curse


Desiree Black, a soul-stealing demon from Hell, needed to find a pure human soul by Christmas but none existed in this realm. All hope was lost until she watched a Jane Austen movie marathon. She knew where she had to go.


When the Archangel Michael discovered a demon had pierced the veil into another realm, he assigned one of his warriors, Rayven Stone, to go to Regency England and into the world of Jane Austen to retrieve the demon. The one thing he never expected to do was to fall in love.

Includes my short story 


The Red Fox And the Great Horned Owl


An animal story with a paranormal twist.


The red fox waited for the great horned owl to appear  as she did everyday.


From her perch in a tree, a great horned owl watched a family of squirrels in a  hollowed out tree trunk below, waiting for her chance to  strike.


But two hunters wandered into the forest and changed everything.

Includes my short story 


A Different Kind of Christmas

 What happens when a family of shapeshifters and a family of human spend Christmas together? 

Dex and Felicity are about to find out.

Includes my short story 


A Hawaiian Honeymoon Adventure

Shapeshifters Dex and Felicity’s honeymoon in Kauai takes them from a romantic riverboat cruise up the Wailua River to a flight of fancy they would never forget.

Crimes of Passion Series
Romantic Suspense
Literary Titan Silver Award Winner

Zack Daniels grew up in a rundown apartment complex off the Las Vegas Strip. At an early age, he learned to protect and support his mother and sister with determination and grit. After his sister is raped by the son of a local Russian mobster and commits suicide, he joins the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police to seek justice for her and to protect the public.


When a high-profile executive is murdered in his best friend’s hotel, Zack is assigned to track down the killer. The sole witness to the murder is a beautiful high-priced escort.  He must let go of his vendetta against his sister’s rapist to work the case.

Sonnet Banks goes to the wrong hotel room and witnesses a murder. She is stunned. She knows the killer. He’s someone from her past. Someone she hoped to never see again.

During her police interview, Sonnet tells Zack she doesn’t recognize the killer, but Zack is convinced she’s lying. Zack needs the lovely, evasive woman to tell him what she knows and is willing to use seduction to get it.  Yet, was it still seduction when all he could do was think about her?

Zack Daniels is so hot he makes Sonnet’s knees weak. He checks every box for her. Every box. But even if he wasn’t her protector, she can’t risk getting close to him or anyone. And she can’t tell him the truth.

After a bold attempt on Sonnet’s life, Zack enlists the help of two close friends and someone completely unexpected to protect her. The countdown to an all-out war looms before them. Would they all survive? Time was running out.

Circle of the Red Scorpion Series
Paranormal Romance

Shattered, Avenged & Dawned on Audible

Book 1

Drake Devereaux was haunted by a tragedy in his past until Ebony Jordan. 

Drake and Ebony meet by chance and forge an unforgettable connection.  As their relationship heats up, Drake realizes he’s falling in love. Instead of embracing it, he allows his fear to drive him away from the one woman who can heal him.  Faced with another tragedy, Drake finds out what is truly important. 

As Drake and Ebony plan a life together, Solomon Blackwell, a Rogue vampire plots to possess her and shatter their love forever.

Book 2

Drake and Ebony are living the life they both dreamed of until Ebony vanishes.  As Solomon initiates his daring plan, Broderick, Drake, and the Circle of the Red Scorpion race against time to find Ebony and stop the Rogue vampire from destroying Drake’s life.


A fierce battle between the two factions comes to a surprising end, and the shocking conclusion of Avenged brings Broderick to his knees. Can his team help him stop the new menace threatening to destroy the world?

Book 3

Before the Circle of the Red Scorpion, there was Broderick and Elise. The love story that started it all.


Deep in the forest, Broderick Devereaux found her so unexpectedly and was instantly mesmerized.

 He was the dark, handsome stranger Elise Munro dreamed of but never thought she’d find. 

Book 4

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Memphis, Tennessee

Broderick and Elise were finally rekindling their relationship after being apart for decades when she is taken from the balcony of their family home.  He suspects Elijah, an ancient Mayan vampire is the one who took her. He is the vampire who found her in the forest after her transformation and taught her everything she needed to know about her new vampire life.

Finding out any information about Elijah has proven to be problematic.  There is no written record of his existence.

A series of shocking revelations brings Broderick and his team closer to finding Elijah and Elise.

But Elise is not the only one who has been taken.  Weres from across multiple were communities are also missing.

The fate of Elise and the missing weres comes down to the self-sacrifice of a single were-jaguar.

Will the love story Broderick and Elise fought so hard for end here?

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