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Callisto Carvanis: And A Legacy Was Born Update

I’ve finally come up with a release date and working on getting pre order links up for Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks. I will upload to Amazon the day of release.

Release date is Dec. 21, 2015 and the pre order price will be $2.99 until Dec. 26, 2015 then the price will go up to $3.99

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The first book in my Dark Indiscretions Series is FREE. Please feel free to pick it up and give it a shot. I have uploaded a revised version with around 6K.

I also have some poems that are FREE on Smashwords and BN.

10850076_4787841711438_4272670409494381782_nShakuita Johnson is a 30-year-old Psychology major. When she isn’t going to school or working, she is doing what she loves most. Writing. She also loved to watch Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with her mom.

Dark Indiscretions is her first novel and is a Paranormal Thriller. She has followed it up with Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed, Dark Indiscretions: A Prequel, Dark Indiscretions: Seer Destined and Rumspringa (Dark Indiscretions #3.5).

She also released her Dark Romance which has a bit of suspense entitled And So She Waited and her first erotica serial Kiss and Tell: Encounters of a Prostitute.

She is currently working on Callisto Carvanis and the final two Dark Indiscretions books.

Visit her online and read her poems and one attempt at songwriting on her blog at http://www.dark-indiscretions.com. You can also find her at http://www.facebook.com/shakuitajohnson or http://www.twitter.com/sljay1184. Check out her website at http://www.authorshakuitajohnson.com. Sign up for my newsletter at http://eepurl.com/MubU9.

Dark Indiscretions Re-release

You may or may not have seen by now that I am revamping Dark Indiscretions book 1. I feel a lot of things were left out and I can honestly say I had no idea what I was doing when I first wrote it. Not only was it my first actually book (I’d only written poems and two short stories before this). I didn’t really know my world that I’d created. I kind of just went with it and lately all the pieces started fitting together into something that started to make sense. So I’ve held off on the rest of the series to go back to the beginning and flesh some things out. When it’s all said and done 8K will be added to the overall total word count. Bringing it to about 45K from it’s original 37K. Now for the most part the plot and people will stay the same but a few scenes as well as a bit of detail has been added. After thinking about it I saw that I left a lot of things out. Things that are important and I didn’t want to just randomly toss this information into the last two books of the Dark Indiscretions Series. The re-release will be Oct. 31, 2015. For now here’s a little snippet:

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He had a spell he needed to cast before he made his move. Reinforcements would need to be summoned before he showed his hand to Jennifer. She would not expect this turn of events. Making his way to the basement of the townhouse he’d bought, he went to the giant pentagram he’d etched into the concrete. The amount of magic he was about to channel would require a few herbs to focus the energy. Could he do it without them? Absolutely, but using the herbs would make the task quicker. Raw energy channel was always risky, no matter how old and experienced the Mystic doing the channeling was. And resurrecting people took even more energy and focus.
Going over to his impressive bookshelf, he looked through them all until he found the one he’d written centuries ago. It had the spell that would help him do this summoning right the first time. Looking over what he’d written he went over to his herb cabinet and pulled down some anise, gardenia, and thistle. They were good for conjuring the dead. The spell would make them whole again once the herb mixture summoned them to him. He took down a bowl and crushed the herbs up inside it. After sprinkling a bit of oil over them he struck a match and threw it in. Gently picking the bowl up, he walked back over to the pentagram and put the bowl in the center.
The smoke started to thicken as the herbs burned. Her started to slowly fan the smoke out from the bowl with his hands. Thinking of those he wished to summon until their shapes started to form around the circle. Once he could clearly see their confused spirits, he stood up tall and put as much of his power behind his words as he could.

Blood of my blood
Mind to mind
Ripped from your bodies
Now turned to spirit
My power calls to thee
Come back and follow me
Taken from this world too soon
Now on this day of a crescent moon
I nearby grant you all your power
So come and reclaim what was taken in your weaken hour
Revenge is close, within your grasp
Snatch it quick or for the opportunity is fast

Or something like that. He was never good at the writing spells part. He preferred just blasting raw power into his enemies. Once Jennifer was his he’d make her write him better spells. For now he stood by and watched his handiwork. The spell worked and that was all that matter. Jennifer wouldn’t know what hit her.

Rumspringa – New Release

Rumspringa – New Release

 

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Title: Rumspringa

Author: Shakuita Johnson

Genre: Paranormal

Cover Artist: WillowRaven

Release Date: June 17, 2015

Synopsis

What would you do for love? Would you sit by and let it pass you by, or would you grab onto it no matter the cost? Would you break the rules and leave everyone else behind so guarantee your own happiness?

Sy Cole wants what all sixteen-year-old girls in her coven want. To master one of the four elements, move out of her parents’ home, and into her new one with her chosen husband. It seemed all that was within her grasp, when it was brutally snatched away.

Instead of sitting by and letting her life be dictated, she acted. When faced with having to choose family over love, she chose love. She took control of her life and went on a journey that would turn all she knew and was always told upside down.

On the run and looking over her shoulder Sy, along with her love Jamie, look for the only people she believes can help them now…her brothers.

Join Sy as she undergoes the ceremony that changes her life forever. Whether it’s for good or bad is still to be determined.

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Dark Indiscretions: A Prequel

Dark Indiscretions

Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed

Dark Indiscretions: Seer Destined

Dark Indiscretions: Triple Cursed – coming soon

Dark Indiscretions – Past Hunted – coming soon

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About the author

10850076_4787841711438_4272670409494381782_nShakuita Johnson is a 30-year-old Psychology major. When she isn’t going to school or working, she is doing what she loves most. Writing. She started writing in middle school. She would write poetry in her room or the middle of the night. Then she was introduced to short stories in a creative writing course her senior year. Her love for paranormal and supernatural started with R.L. Stine Goosebumps books and TV shows, Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles, and Christopher Pike books. She is an avid reader with over 100 books on her bookshelf and 1000 plus on her iPad. She also loved to watch Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with her mom.

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HUGE Blowout Paperback Giveaway…

I’m revamped the covers of my Dark Indiscretions Series and now have a lot of books with the older version of the covers on them for Dark Indiscretions, Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed, and Dark Indiscretions: A Prequel and since I’ve reached 3K likes on my Facebook page I’ve decided to do a HUGE paperback giveaway…you can enter here using this Google doc! Good luck!

Since I’m getting an AMAZING response for the paperback giveaway…I’m going to up the ante a bit…I have a few milestones I’d like to reach…so if we get

100 entries – I’ll put a charm bracelet in one of the packages

200 entries – I’ll put a charm bracelet in two of the packages

300 entries – I’ll put a signed paperback of my poems in one of the packages

400 entries – I’ll put a signed paperback of And So She Waited in one of the packages

500 entries – I’ll put signed paperbacks of my poems and And So She Waited in one of the packages…

YAY!!! I feel like #Oprah…you get a paperback, and you get a paperback, everybody get’s paperbacks!!!! 🙂

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HUGE Blowout Paperback Giveaway…

I’m revamped the covers of my Dark Indiscretions Series and now have a lot of books with the older version of the covers on them for Dark Indiscretions, Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed, and Dark Indiscretions: A Prequel and since I’ve reached 3K likes on my Facebook page I’ve decided to do a HUGE paperback giveaway…you can enter here using this Google doc! Good luck!

Since I’m getting an AMAZING response for the paperback giveaway…I’m going to up the ante a bit…I have a few milestones I’d like to reach…so if we get

100 entries – I’ll put a charm bracelet in one of the packages

200 entries – I’ll put a charm bracelet in two of the packages

300 entries – I’ll put a signed paperback of my poems in one of the packages

400 entries – I’ll put a signed paperback of And So She Waited in one of the packages

500 entries – I’ll put signed paperbacks of my poems and And So She Waited in one of the packages…

YAY!!! I feel like #Oprah…you get a paperback, and you get a paperback, everybody get’s paperbacks!!!! 🙂

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I’m spreading the NEWS…

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That’s the New England Writers Signing (NEWS) for those who don’t know!!! Tickets are just $8 and you’ll get to see not only ME but some amazing NE authors…They will be $12 at the door if you don’t purchase before the event…

Now the real reason I have you here today is because in the event that you can’t make it to the signing to get your copy of one or all of the current Dark Indiscretions books:

Dark Indiscretions

Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed

Dark Indiscretions: A Prequel

Worry not! For starting Oct. 1-5 you can get them off of Amazon for…..FREE! That’s right…for FREE!

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***UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS***

Hello everyone! I know I’ve rarely been on but with school and work I barely have time to sleep let alone post a lot but that should be changing in the next two weeks as I will only be going to school so that will give me more time to not only focus more on my homework but other things as well…

I am only about 10 chapters away from finishing And So She Waited’s first draft YAY! I hope to be able to giveaway some ARCs mid Oct or last week of Oct. around Halloween week

Once I finish And So She Waited I will be working on the next Dark Indiscretions book Seer Destined. I can’t wait to get back into my world. I will also be working on Callisto while writing Seer Destined but my focus will mostly be on Seer Destined hoping to have it out early 2015 as the story is getting deeper and I will need time to properly tie things together.

I have the last cover for the last book in the Dark Indiscretions Series done.

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I goal is to have the entire Dark Indiscretions Series done by Dec. 2015 so that means I may be silent a lot as I’m working on the series while also attending school.

My book signing is coming up Oct. 4th and if you are in the NE area and haven’t bought your ticket yet you can do so here:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/763462
You will also be able to get them at the door but I would recommend buying them now so you don’t have to wait I hope to have a few goody bags for the first few people who come to my table and are fans…more on that as it gets closer.

If you’ve read any of my books PLEASE consider leaving a review. It would mean a lot. Also if you haven’t started Dark Indiscretions yet book 1 is only 99 pennies and sold pretty much everywhere on ebook now besides Google books…

30 – 5 star reviews
10 – 4 star reviews

“It was very well written and the characters were engaging.”

” This is the first book I’ve read from this author and I read it in one sitting, I just couldn’t put it down!”

“I cannot wait for the next book to come out!”

“Different kind of paranormal”

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The blog tour for Dark Indiscretions: A Prequel starts Monday so I will get the blogs up that are participating as soon as I can…

I think that’s all for now. Enjoy your weekends and I will be posting a new teaser from And So She Waited tomorrow after I get off work

You guys rock!

So Many Changes

As I’ve finished yet another two classes on my way to my BA in Psychology I can’t help but feel excited. One class to go which starts May 5 and I am in there. Recently I also took a CLEP for Public Speaking so I could complete my military degree in Logistics so I also am now the proud owner of an AA degree as well! It feels good. So many changes, good ones, and I couldn’t be happier. As I transition from military to civilian life it seems all my little ducks are getting in a row. Received great news on the condo I’m buying, we are progressing along nicely with that, was accepted to one of the grad schools I applied for, and I’ve been getting job offers left and right so I am so grateful for that. It’s one less thing I will have to stress about since I will be moving to a new place and meeting new faces. My career as an author is going pretty well, I just published my second book April 15th and I’m working on the third. The story is still flowing and I’m grateful that it is. I hope that as I grow as an author my story reflects all that I’m learning. So as I get ready for my last full week in the United States Air Force and take a week break before I start my last class, I’ve declared this weekend a lazy one. May you all have a great weekend as I know I will by either curling up with a good book/s and watching movies and TV shows!

 

To close what do you think of my new logo for my Dark Indiscretions Series? It was designed by Amb Aija Monique.

Check out her stuff she is awesome 🙂

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Blog Tour Winners – Monster Unleashed

Blog Tour Winners…If you know anyone on the list please tag them so they can contact me with either their address or email! Thank you and Congrats everyone 🙂

Terri Carle – Signed Paperbacks

Betul Erikci – Both Ebooks

Mary Goodman – Both Ebooks

April Alvey – Both Ebooks

Lennisa Davis – Both Ebooks

Denise Zaky – Both Ebooks

Everyone else signed postcards

Karen Elizabath

Claire Ress

Cathy Chandler

E LR  Jones

Belinda Raia

Heather Stanley

Donna Harms

Tamera McIntosh

Denise Zaky

Susan Johnson

Liza Dequilla

Jo Ann Boothby

Brenda Dagwan

Joseph Hawksaw

Lennisa Davis

Lenna Wright-Berry

Betul Erikci

Kerri Mclauglin

Crystal Flannery

Karen Roloff

Cover Reveal – Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed by Shakuita Johnson

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What would you do if the one fate chose for you vanished into thin air? What would you give up? Who would you become to stay with that person?

Krista Bell finally knows what it’s like to be free. The torture she endured at the hands of her psychotic father have unleashed the monster her mother tried so hard to help her suppress. The only thing she wants to do is be the shadow in the night that everyone is afraid of.

Taser is barely holding it together. He lost Kris once to her father and now he’s losing her to the monster she is becoming. He’s also barely containing his own monster since Krista decided she didn’t need her mates anymore. Nathan is still near but he may not be enough.

Nathan is on the verge of losing not one but both of his mates. One vanished without a trace. The other is avoiding him. He has run out of patience with them both.

But when the monster that Krista has become comes to them with a proposal will they take her up on it and possibly lose themselves or will they try to talk her down and get the beast to put back on her chain?

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Excerpt

Krista made her way down the hall and into the office she knew her mates would be. They were not going to like what she had to say but right now it was about her. She was tired of putting others before herself. Tired of pretending to be someone that she wasn’t. She paused for a moment in the doorway to look at her mates one last time. They were rung tight from her self-imposed seclusion and she knew this was only going to be the beginning of their heartache.

She took a moment to really look at her mates. They were total contrasts to each other. Where Taser was standing at only five-foot-five-inches and weighing one hundred and seventy five pounds. He had dirty blonde hair that stuck out all over the place and hazel eyes. On the other hand, Nathan stood at just less than seven feet and weighted over three hundred pounds of pure muscle. He had black hair with the most mesmerizing green eyes flecked with gold, belaying his paranormal status. They were both handsome. Any girl would be lucky to have just one of them as a mate.

Yet her she was ready to give them both up. It couldn’t be helped so no use in delaying the inevitable. Without preamble Krista spoke the words all men dread.

“We need to talk. Now.”

“Now you’re ready to talk,” Nathan said with an arched eyebrow.

“It’s about damn time,” was Taser’s reply.

Krista saw where this conversation was going to go before it started. Both her mates were upset and yet she still couldn’t bring herself to care, much. She knew what she had to do and she didn’t plan on changing her mind.

“Are you both going to be assholes or listen to what I have to say?” Krista asked.

“Fine. Speak,” Taser barked.

Speak! What was she a damn dog? Krista was fuming and she could feel the air around her zinging with her anger.

“Careful how you speak to me,” she threatened in a low voice. “I am not some common animal that you can issue commands and receive obedience in return. You will do well to remember who and what I am.”

“Let’s all calm down and take a seat. We have just been worried. Taser didn’t mean anything by it. Let’s not fight but instead have a civilized conversation,” Nathan said. He didn’t need anyone losing their cool right now. Emotions were already running high as it was.

“Before the rudeness was introduced, what I was trying to say is I will be leaving here today and never returning. I’ve given this a lot of thought and there is just no way I can continue this existence how I was. I am no longer that person. I have changed. There is no point in a discussion because nothing you say will change my mind. The both of you will also not be joining me,” Krista stated.

Was she serious with this shit? She walks in here like she owns the world and decrees that she is leaving not only the pack lands but also her mates behind. Did she think we were supposed to be okay with it? Nathan was utterly speechless. Never in all his years would he have expected this shit when he found his Nyhiya. He could feel the rage building and getting ready to burst free.

“Come again?” Taser asked. “I think I may have misheard what you just said. I could have sworn it sounded like you were abandoning your mates.”

“No need to be dramatic. It’s not like you only have one mate. Nathan will keep you company but unfortunately I have things to do. Mates would only hold me back from my destiny. I don’t need any weaknesses my enemies could exploit. Now if you both will excuse me, I have preparations to make.”

With those parting words, Krista got up and walked out of the office. She didn’t have time to waste. She had to gather the few things she had here and leave to begin her hunt. She wasn’t sure where she was starting but she was sure she was leaving here tonight and by any means necessary.

 

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About the Author

Shakuita Johnson is a 29-year-old Psychology major. When she isn’t going to school or working, she is doing what she loves most. Writing. She started writing in middle school. Starting with poetry. Then short stories in a creative writing course her senior year. Her love for paranormal and supernatural started with R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and TV show, Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles, and Christopher Pike books. She is an avid reader with over 100 books on her bookshelf and 1000 plus on her iPad. This is her second novel. Visit her online and read her poems and one attempt at songwriting on her blog.

 

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