Charlene Johnson

Romance Author


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


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I'm excited to announce Blown Away just received a 2021 Book Excellence Award and Awakened received both a 2021 Book Excellence Award and a Literary Titan Silver Award. 

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New Event Information!!!

I have some exciting news about the Love & Devotion Author Event in July. There are 2 new ticket options available on Eventbrite! We are now offering a virtual event experience! Both will be a virtual general admission ticket to the main signing event, but one will include a Love & Devotion Swag Bag ad T-Shirt! You can't attend in person? You can't get to SoCal? You can't afford to travel? YOU CAN STILL JOIN US IN THE OC!

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New Anthology from Kingston Publishing Company
Available on Amazon
Romantic Suspense
Sterling Wood Series
The series should be read in order as many characters appear in subsequent books.
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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Party girl, socialite, town slut, whore. Stephanie Xavier heard it all and in the past, she chose to ignore it. She was a Xavier and played by a different set of rules. But those rules were changed by a recent tragedy she could never forget. Leaving her past behind, she attempts to live a better life.


Craig Bagwell, the sexy owner of the local pub, is part of Stephanie’s past and her present. Craig was determined to control their relationship on his terms and vowed to never let her know how he really felt about her. Rich girls like her didn’t make ideal girlfriends or wives. He knew that firsthand.


Changing her life proves harder to do than Stephanie hoped. Someone in Sterling Wood has other plans.  Plans that have deadly consequences.

Crimes of Passion Series
Literary Titan Silver Award Winner
Book Excellence Award Finalist
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When a high-profile executive is murdered in his best friend’s hotel, Zack Daniels 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.

Paranormal Romance
Circle of the Red Scorpion Series
Book 1
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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
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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
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Before the Circle of the Red Scorpion, there was Broderick and Elise.


Deep in the forest, Broderick finds Elise so unexpectedly and is instantly mesmerized. Broderick is the dark, handsome stranger Elise dreams of but never thought she’d find.

Despite their differences, Broderick and Elise start a life together. But internal demons and secrets threatened to destroy their happiness.

As Broderick’s relationship with Elise implodes, is Solomon, Broderick’s sworn enemy, behind the chasm that separates them?

Book 4
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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.

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?

Book 5
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Fierce warrior, deadly enforcer, and Pureblood vampire royalty, Dominic Rinaldi dedicated his immortal life in service for justice. Betrayed by the Pureblood female he loved centuries ago, he didn’t believe after all that time he’d find a woman to awaken his heart.

Until Chantelle.

He rescues Chantelle Mallory one night from a vampire he thought died a century ago. He believes she is the one he’s been waiting for. Beautiful, full of life and human, can Chantelle ever accept what he is?

Faced with an old enemy and the new threat that could destroy the Pureblood vampire world, will Dominic and Chantelle have a chance at happiness?

Literary Titan Silver Award Winner
Book Excellence Award Finalist

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