Charlene Johnson

Romance Author

Changing the Rules, Book 2 

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



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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 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.

Homecoming, Book 1
2020 Book Excellence Awards Finalist

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

Sterling Woods holds painful memories for her; memories she’s tried to forget.  One, in particular, is still raw and every time she returns to town is like pulling a scab off a wound that will not heal - Luc Pearson, the handsome high school boyfriend who betrayed her the night before they were to leave for California.

Seeing Luc again isn't the only problem she has to face in Sterling Woods.  Her older brother was murdered when she was a little girl.  Now someone is trying to kill her, and she doesn't know why. 

Things like that weren’t supposed to happen in Sterling Woods.

Will Lily's mystery attacker make good on his plan or will the people closest to her be able to save her?

Upcoming Book Signing Events


August 28, 2021

Lexington Legendary Book Bash

Double Tree By Hilton

Lexington, Kentucky


​​Sep 10 – 12, 2021

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Literary Convention

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Columbia, Maryland


Sep 18, 2021

Books, Books, Books Event

Keystone Building Atrium

400 North Street

Harrisburg, PA.


Oct 1, 2021

NOLA Bookstars Signing and Ball 2021

New Orleans Marriott

New Orleans, Louisiana


Oct 16, 2021

Misfits in Memphis

Guesthouse at Graceland

Memphis, Tennessee

February 19, 2022

Love & Devotion Author Event 2022

Sheraton Hotel & Marina

San Diego, California

 June 11, 2022

Readers Envy Phoenix Book Bash

Sheraton Crescent Hotel

Phoenix, Arizona

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Authors Scheduled to Attend: A.D. Brazeau, C. J. Corbin, Charlene Johnson, Ember-Raine Winters, Finley Brown, Jas T. Ward, Jenn D. Young, Jenna Galicki, Jessalyn Jameson, Jillian Liota, Kelly Violet, Kenzie Rose, Lane Martin, Lucy Leroux, LB Gilbert, M.C. Solaris, Marie Hall, Mareta L. Miller, Mary Rogers, Michelle Fernandez, Naomi Springthorp, Rachel Lyn Adams, Rayne Elizabeth, Susana Mohel, Taryn Bradley, Teri Kay, Tessa McFionn, and Tonya Clark.

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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!