The California Dreaming Series (Books 1 to 4)
Four lives entwined in secrets…
Four boys in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
When Ben, Luke, Kyle & Stephen become witnesses to a crime in a darkened alley, they set off a chain of events that changes their lives in ways they never imagined.
For each, a battle between the forces of good and evil awaits…
Will it leave a devastating effect, or could it be the start of new beginnings.
How will it end?
Heroes and Villains (Book 1)
Two lives entwined in secrets…
Secrets that threaten to tear them apart before they even begin…
Sophie Valentine was a girl living a privileged life, in the tranquility of Solana Beach until she was forced to move to Brooklyn under questionable conditions. In a quiet Brooklyn neighborhood.
Benjamin Sinclair was a troubled boy, leading a secret life.
When he met Sophie on the steps of his apartment building the day she moved in, he never envisioned how chaotic and turbulent his life would become.
A battle between the forces of good and evil awaits…
One that could leave a devastating effect or be the start of new beginnings.
How will it end?
“This is my first book by this author and I am so happy that I found her! This book did not disappoint at all. I am really looking forward to the other books in this series. The writing is great and the story kept me drawn in from beginning to end. I did not want it to end.” – ERBB/Shannon, Amazon Review
“This book had me hooked from page one. The insta love between Ben and Sophie is so strong that you feel it. The twists that Stacey puts into the books will keep you guessing. These books will make you want to throw your kindle but not want to stop reading.” – Nan3G, Amazon Review
Sins of The Father (Book 2)
If there is anything Sherlyn has learned, it’s that the past is a cruel reminder of a life that can no longer be lived.
After the death of her father, eighteen-year-old Sherlyn uncovers hidden truths about his life–horrific deeds he committed that could have a lasting impact on her life. As she struggles with the reality of her haunted past, she realizes that these unexpected truths reveal a past that may not be so easy to bury
When her mother dies under tragic circumstances shortly after her discovery, Sherlyn leans on her best friend Sophie Valentine and the care her family provides. But even their love and support can’t erase her heartache. To combat the darkness that threatens to consume her, she continues to search out the truth, no matter the cost.
But as her quest for answers attracts the attention of one of her father’s former associates, her life is once more thrown into turmoil, and she can’t help but wonder if everything she ever knew was a lie.
With the threat of a menacing hitman now eliminated, Stephen is finally free from the prison that was his life for the past four years.
But it doesn’t take long for him to question what the definition of his new-found freedom really is.
When he is forced to move back to California, he discovers that he has been torn away from Sherlyn, the one person who brings light into his world of darkness. Her absence sends Stephen into a vortex of chaos and self-doubt, which begins to inform his every action. Even the best of intentions can’t stop Stephen from pushing away the light to continue his journey through the darkness alone. It’s everything he can do just to keep the remnants of his life intact.
Until tragedy strikes.
A girl struggling to find her way.
A boy trying to control his demons from the past.
Can a shy girl curb the controlling nature of the boy she loves, and will either of them survive the sins of the father?
“This book was amazing. It had me wowed from the beginning. Secrets can come out even when that persons gone forever. But will it be too much?” – Paula G, Amazon Review
“I had no idea what to expect going into this one, but I’m so glad I read this. This story is an emotional roller coaster that will definitely pull at your heartstrings.” AutoBots, Amazon Review
After the Dust Settles (Book 3)
I’m not your average seventeen-year-old boy.
What other teenage boy do you know of, is working alongside their father in a top-secret government agency, and has been since they were fifteen?
Unheard of? Yes probably.
After spending years searching for my place in this world, I jumped at the opportunity to help my father. What I didn’t expect was the possibility that our work could flow over and harm our family.
Yet that’s exactly what happened…….
I thought I’d found, and then lost the girl who would forever hold my heart – until a sexy ass stranger crossed my path under the Brooklyn Bridge.
I want this girl, like I’ve never wanted anyone. She makes me feel things that I should feel guilty about, that I shouldn’t be needing as desperately as I do.
Only there’s a catch …………. She has secrets, ones that could have a devastating impact.
He was supposed to be a job.
A target that needed to be eliminated.
A message that we weren’t a family to mess with.
When my chance came, I couldn’t do it. There was a presence about him that drew me in. I went from wanting to kill him, to wanting him in my arms.
From that moment on he became my obsession….
I’m no good for him, which is why I should stay away from him. I will only destroy him because I’m broken, a girl with a dark past – the daughter of an Italian mobster. Our family is one of the largest in Brooklyn.
I need to escape my father, and this life.
I need someone to swoop in and save me, but I’m scared because bad things happen to me – and the people I love.
**WARNING: This is not intended for those under eighteen. Scenes from this series may be a trigger for certain readers**
“This was my first book by Stacey Johnson, but it definitely won’t be my last. i could feel all the emotions these characters were going through. Stacey is a fantastic writer and I will definitely be recommending her to all my friends.” – Amanda R, Amazon Review
“Do not miss these books. The way that everyone’s life is entangled but they forgive and don’t hold grudges is amazing. People in real life should take a lesson from this family.” Nan3G, Amazon Review
Coming Home (Book 4)
The day Peyton Jessop walked into my life I was six years old.
I’d spent that whole summer wondering if anyone would ever move into the creepy old Barkley house next door to me. Just before school started I watched as a van pulled up, and a browned hair little girl clutching a stuffed bear climbed out.
Peyton was feisty and fun to be around, but her life at home was troubled. That brown haired girl weaved her way into my heart.
She was supposed to be my ever after.
Well ……. that was the plan until her mother died, and her father ripped her away from me.
“This book will take you on an emotional roller coaster. It pulls at your heart strings and leaves you falling in love with the characters. This is an excellent read that I couldn’t put down. I look forward to reading more books by this author.” – Michelle V, Amazon Review
“Each book in this series just gets better and better. Even though this story was based around Luke and Peyton you still get see each of the beloved character from the previous books. But what is the most amazing part is the twists and the weaving of the characters and the story line at those pinnacle moments that has you gripping your device and holding it close keeping you turning each page until you get to the end and then leaves you in disbelief that the story is over.” – Lisa White, Amazon Review
Stacey Johnston was raised in Perth, Western Australia. She is a wife and mum to four children.
Having been an avid reader most of her life, Stacey finds herself most at ease when she can lose herself in stories of romance and mystery.
Stacey has a creative way of bringing suspense into her stories which keeps her reader hanging onto every word to find out how it ends.
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