Contest – Win a copy of Winter Solstice 2012 signed by the cover model himself, Julian!

 Winner – Alexa Evans! 

Contest Follow Up


Dark Castle Lords Publishing best-selling author, Kate Hofman has honored me by allowing me to be on the covers of her “Golden” series of novels. Golden Adonis, Golden Dreamer, Golden Christmas and her latest triumph, Golden Heir. DCL had a “Win A Date With CJ” contest recently to promote Kate’s newest novel. The winner got to have dinner with me. I even got to choose the winner. Well, I had to pick a number that corresponded with the numerical order of when the person entered. The winner was one of my biggest fans, Mary Everett from Tennessee. Since Tennessee is a good eight hour drive from Akron, Ohio Mary graciously gave the dinner “prize” to her friend, Ann Roher who lives in Akron. Ann, ironically goes to the same gym I do. She is a retired high school and is an author herself. Ms. Roher wrote “Mr. Picky And Me”, a story of a chickadee she hand fed for many years in the woods by her home. It’s an enchanting tale. Ann is an amazing woman as I found out. We met at a Mexican restaurant, Marichi Coco’s, a favorite dinner spot in Akron. The senorita and I had a few margaritas along with a great meal. It was a wonderful evening.

As I said Ann is also a writer. Here’s her take on the evening…..


I enjoyed a lovely dinner last night with cover model C. J. Hollenbach.  Thank you for this gift, Mary!  Chris (C.J.) is not only one of the best looking dudes in America but also a nice guy and a modern Renaissance man–a great athlete in the gym, well spoken and witty, a writer in his own right, and quite artistic as well, with a touch of boyish naivete that is quite refreshing.  Lucky me!I am the envy of untold numbers of ladies and had a great time.  Thanks, Chris!Ann’s website is



Congratulations to Ann Roher-McClain, she is the winner!

In congratulations of best selling DCL author Kate Hofman’s print novel GOLDEN HEIR



 Barnes and Noble


DCL is sponsoring a Dinner Date with Lord CJ, who really is the “Golden” one!


It will be held on Aug. 2nd at 7 PM in Akron, Ohio:


Mariachi Coco

1682 Merriman Road  Akron, OH 44313


The Lucky Dark Castle Lady will also win a print novel copy signed by Kate Hofman and Lord CJ


Simply send an e-mail with your name and phone number to:


A winner will be picked by Lord CJ in a raffle on July 26th & announced.