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#CMCon16 Author Spotlight: Cat Johnson’s SEAL hero Rick Mann brings sexy into the kitchen #giveaway

#CMCon16 Author Spotlight: Cat Johnson’s SEAL hero Rick Mann brings sexy into the kitchen #giveaway

by davincikittieJuly 20, 2015

Please help me welcome bestselling author Cat Johnson to GraveTells!

Cat is known for her sexy cowboys and hot SEALs, and today she’s here to share the super secret, super yummy potato salad that all of SEAL Rick Mann’s buddies line up to chow down on in her Hot SEALs books.

Scroll down to read the scene this delish potato salad is featured in, then keep reading for the recipe so you can make it yourself!

Protected By A SEAL (Hot SEALs #5) by Cat JohnsonAs a Navy SEAL, Rick Mann fought his way to hell and back, but he’s never faced a challenge quite like protecting Sierra Cox. She’s spoiled, she’s annoying . . . and he’s never wanted a woman more. That’s a problem for so many reasons. At the top of that list is that he needs to keep his head in the game because even though Sierra doesn’t take anything seriously, including Rick, the threats on her life are very real.

At times, Rick doesn’t know who he hates more—Sierra or the person trying to kill her. But he only wants to take one of them to bed . . .

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Read an excerpt

The potato salad scene from Protected by a SEAL…

His comfort level in the kitchen was oddly fascinating. So much so she had to ask, “What exactly are you making?”

“Flank steak with sautéed onions and potato salad.”

“Did you go out? I didn’t notice potato salad when you unpacked the cooler.”

He sent her a self-satisfied glance. “That’s because I made it.”

“You made it? From scratch?”

“Yes. It’s not exactly rocket science. I boiled the potatoes. We had the mayo and mustard for sandwiches. I threw in some chopped onions. Oh, and a splash of the salad dressing. For flavor.” He reached into a drawer and pulled out a fork. Lifting a scoop from the bowl, he said, “Wanna try?”

“No, I’m good.”

Rick didn’t take no for an answer. He walked around the island, balancing the potato salad on the fork while he held one hand beneath it. “Come on. Try it.”

He brought the fork to her lips, leaving her no choice but to open her mouth and take the food in.

Her eyes widened at the flavors on her tongue when she’d been expecting the usual bland potato salad. “Wow. That’s good.”

His smile reached all the way to his eyes again. It seemed this man didn’t do anything half way. Not cooking. Not smiling. Not in bed…

The Recipe

Potato Salad Ingredients


  • Cube 2 lbs raw potatoes into one inch cubes.
  • Boil potatoes in large pot of water until fork tender.
  • Drain and cool.
  • Mix with 1/4 mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons mustard, 1 tablespoon bottled Italian salad dressing, 2 tablespoon finely chopped onions, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

About the author

author Cat JohnsonCat Johnson is a New York Times bestseller and author of the USA Today bestselling One Night with a Cowboy, Kissed by a SEAL, and Saved by a SEAL. A self-proclaimed promo ‘ho, she is known for her creative marketing and research practices. Cat has sponsored bull riding rodeo cowboys, owns a collection of cowboy boots and camouflage for book signings and a fair number of her consultants wear combat or cowboy boots for a living.

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Cat is giving away an Audible Audiobook of Kissed by a SEAL (Hot SEALs #4) to one lucky blog post commenter!
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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.

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