Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Release Day - Don't Mess with Texas

Well, release day came and release day went. And I’m pooped. Seriously, stick a fork in me, guys, I’m done.

Yesterday, after my launch party at Katy Budget Books, aka one of the best bookstores in the entire world, I was feeling pretty tuckered out. When I looked over my shoulder, I saw my cat, Skitter, and I think he was toying with me by imitating me.

Anyway, I grabbed my camera and caught his antics in action because I knew nobody would believe me unless the could see it for themselves.

So here is what my cat says I look like after a release day.






Pretty accurate, huh?


And below are some reviews that are flowing in on Don’t Mess With Texas:




Night Owl Suspense:


Don't Mess With Texas was a fabulously great read. I absolutely loved the characters. If you are looking for a fun romance that keeps you guessing this is it. There's a happy ending and I can't wait for the next one in the series.


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WTF? Book Reviews:


Don’t Mess With Texas is whole lot of book for a great price!!! DMWT has a cast of characters to keep you laughing and chompin' at the bit for the next two books.


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Minding Spot Blog:


Don’t Mess with Texas is a delightful suspense-filled mystery with a sparkling cast of characters. The romance is spicy, the dialogue entertaining and there are some hilarious moments.


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Book Loons Blog:



Craig kicks off another series set in Texas, revolving around three ex-cops framed for murder and now running their own PI agency. Christie Craig always delivers enjoyable light romantic mysteries - add Don't Mess With Texas to the list.


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Top Romance Novels:


Christie Craig seems to have a real knack for writing fun little romantic romps with a bit of steam to them. If you are looking for a fun romp, Texas style, be sure to check out Don’t Mess with Texas.


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Huntress Book Reviews:


Christie Craig blends humor, romance, and homicide to create an intriguing and off-the-wall-type of mystery for her readers. This is a fast paced story that brings together an eccentric cast of characters, each with his own set of quirks, to the party. The result is unmitigated chaos that succeeded in capturing my attention quickly and holding it tightly until the very end. I loved every minute that I spent with my nose stuck in the book and I am looking forward to the next PI's story.


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The Mystery Gazette Blog:


This is a fun Texas investigative romance that in some ways feels like a throwback to the madcap comedies of the 1930s. The story line is fast-paced from the moment the heroine vomits and never slows down as her knight in shining armor tries to prove her innocence while falling in love with "Leon's leftover". Fans will appreciate this terrific Texas two-step.


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Write by Bethany Blog:


This is laugh out loud humorous fun! A heroine who pukes on the hero, a no-nonsense Nana (loved her! Nana needs her own story, she's just that funny), a strong defend-and-protect type hero--mix it all together and you've got a novel jammed pack with Christie’s humor, romance, mystery, suspense and everything else she could think of including an English Bulldog sleeping in a coffin.


32 comments:

Kara C said...

I have the book in paperback and on my Kindle. Cannot wait to read it! Hope you geDMSOme rest soon.

Kara C said...

Good grief. What happened to my comment? LOL! "Hope you GET SOME rest soon." ;-)

krisgils33 said...

Great reviews! Alot of people in my book club have read it and loved it! I have it on my Kindle and patiently waiting for my trip tmrw so I have something awesome to read on the plane. I hope you get refreshed quickly so you'll want to write more soon!!! :-)

Christie Craig said...

Hi Kara,

I was trying to figure out what geDMSOme meant. LOL. I will get some rest. I have gotten some. Thanks so much for stopping in.

CC

Christie Craig said...

Krisgils33,

Thanks girl. I hope you enjoy it too. I'm working on the the last tweaks to Taken at Dusk, the third book in the Shadow Fall series. So I've got my nose back to the grindstone and I'm having fun.

Have a great day.

CC

Melissa said...

Great picture! I know that feeling way too well. But it's caused by kids and back to school chaos! LOL Congratulations on your new release and the wonderful reviews! Can't wait to read this one! Wishing you all the Best!!

Rita said...

Super Congrats Christie. Well deserved

jbrayweber said...

Is it possible that your cat was mocking me as well?

Great reviews, Christie, but then, I'm not surprised. Nope not one bit.

Jenn!

Ruth said...

Congrats Christie and it was a great book launch, too bad you couldn't join us with the after book release lunch- it seems that each launch we attend we have to go eat.( mostly because I was craving onion rings) But in all seriousness, it is a great book and written by a really funny and great writer. May your star continue to rise and "best seller" be added to the title.
Ruth

Christie Craig said...

Melissa,

Thanks so much. Yes, I remember trying to get the back to school. It can be a killer.

Thanks for stopping in.

CC

Christie Craig said...

Rita,

Thanks so much. It's been a wild ride.

CC

Christie Craig said...

Jenn,

I think it's very possible that he's mocking all authors during and after a deadline. LOL.

Good luck on getting all your work done.

CC

Christie Craig said...

Ruth,

It was a great launch party. I was so sad I couldn't join you guys. Hubby had already made plans with his sister who lives in Katy.

Thanks for stopping in.

We will celebrate soon with wine.

CC

Janece Hudson said...

Eager to read "Don't Mess with Texas." I have a funny dream to tell you. Congratulations on another winner!

Christie Craig said...

Hi Janece,

I can't wait to hear the dream. And I love your book: Into Your Dreams.

CC

Virginia said...

I can't wait to get this book, I have been looking for it may have to order for Amazon.

Linda Warren said...

Christie,
Congratulations!! Can't wait to read this book. Hope you sell mega copies.

Loved the reviews.

Linda

Christie Craig said...

Hi Virginia!

Thanks so much for stopping in.

I hope you can pick up a copy of the book.

CC

Christie Craig said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks so much for dropping by. Congrats on your 4 1/2 star review from RT!

CC

Sandy said...

LOL I love that cat. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Great reviews, Christie. Get some rest now.

Bethany said...

Congratulations, Christie...love the picture of Skitter...looks like my kind of kitty cat--fluffy! (I love cats. I'm allergic, but I LOVE them--apparently I don't have as much trouble around the long-haired ones that are well taken care of).

Thanks for quoting my blog! It was an honor to be able to review DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS for you.

Best wishes and go knock their socks off! YOU ROCK :-)

Christie Craig said...

Sandy,

I'm working on getting some rest. Thanks for stopping in.

CC

Christie Craig said...

Hi Bethany,

Skitter is a real love...to me. His mom was a feral cat and he has a problem with most humans. LOL. My poor husband gets the evil eye form Skitter everytime he gets in bed with me.

Thanks for stopping in.

CC

Mo said...

What all those great reviews have said is why your books are always on my must buy list. DMWT has popped into my kindle and I am looking forward to a fun read this weekend.

Loretta said...

Loved the cat picture!:)...did you nudge him over so you could both hang 'round together? Misery and company and all that:)
I bought the book. Twice. I have a girlfriend who'll be receiving it for Christmas. We curl up and read the same books during that time and compare notes. This time I'm sure we'll be whooping!
Great reviews, Christie, and an excellent signing at KBB:)
Lo

Christie Craig said...

Mo,

Thank you so much. I love writing my wacky stories.

Have a great day.

CC

Christie Craig said...

Loretta,

Girl, I love ya! Thank you so much. And yes, Skitter's spot in the sun was perfect to join him.

Thanks for stopping by.

CC

Jane said...

Congrats on the new release and the rave reviews, Christie.

Christie Craig said...

Jane,

Thanks! I'm thrilled it's out.

CC

LindaC said...

Hi Christie. It's been so long since I've had one of your books to read. Downloaded it to my Nook last night and started it at lunch today. Loving it.

Get some rest. You deserve it.

Linda C

Christie Craig said...

Thanks Linda!

I hope you enjoy it. Have a great evening.

CC

Colleen Thompson said...

Love that shot, Christie! Congratulations on the new release!

Now just do like the cat and rest up for the next one!