I'd like to take today's post to congratulate Christie Craig on her new release, Don't Mess With Texas. It's been getting fabulous reviews and let's face it, who doesn't love the idea of a hot Texas cop turned PI doing some under cover work with the heroine? It's classic Christie.
It's also getting some heat from the state of Texas, the Transportation Department to be exact (TDot). You see, TDot has been using the Don't Mess With Texas slogan on, well, everything. And other people have been using the line on, well, everything as well. It's become a saying, like What Happens in Vegas...
Only TDot has decided to sue Christie, her publisher and even Barnes & Noble booksellers over the title of the book. They go on to say in their press release that because Christie's book contains elements of a romance novel, it will cause "irreparable harm." Let me repeat that, "irreparable harm." From a romance novel.
I, for one, am glad to see the state of Texas protect its citizens from romance novels. That has got to be the biggest issue facing taxpayers. Except for budget shortfalls, a failing infrastructure, severe cuts in education... but, as soon as we take care of those sassy books, all of our other pressing problems will go away. Right?
And while they're attacking romance, maybe TDot should stop at think about Newsweek, Rock The Vote and belt buckle manufacturers. It seems those folks don't want people to mess with Texas, either.
Maybe the city of Las Vegas needs to get busy suing the makers of the movie What Happens in Vegas. I hear there might be s-e-x in that one, too.
Then the citizens of both Nevada and Texas can rest easier at night, knowing their tax dollars are being put to good use. In the mean time, I'm going to buy a copy of Christie Craig's new book. In fact, I hope this added publicity puts this one on the New York Times list. Christie certainly deserves it.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Posted by Angie Fox at 7:50 AM