Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Book Recommendation and A Big Honking Contest!

WINNER! WINNER! The winner for the $10 gift coupon to either B & N or Amazon is AnneM-SC. AnneM please email me at christie(at)christie-Craig(dot)com.

The two $25 gift cards and the winners of the copies of Don't Mess With Texsa and the 100 free downloads of Gotcha! will be announced April 4th. It is chosen from the people who emailed me. So make sure you email me if you bought Lori's book. I will email the winners on April 4th.

Thanks everyone and I hope you all enjoy Lori's book.


You know I’ve always tried to write the type of stories that I love to read. The ones with humor, a little heat, and plenty of heart. For years, I’ve been a serious fan of Lori Wilde who pulls those three elements though her stories. From The Quilting Club to Saving Allegheny Green, Lori’s books, her humor and her characters have always resonated with me. As a matter of fact, it was hard to pick my favorite of her books. Ahh, but after reading her latest, just released today, The Cowboy Takes a Bride, I think I’ve made up my mind. Lori has outdone herself with this one.

From the first line when her heroine, Mariah Callahan, comes across a naked cowboy in a gold-plated horse trough, Lori had me hook, line and sinker. And within the same scene when I learned a bit about Mariah’s past, my heart broke a little for the girl, and I was rooting for her to find happiness. Lori’s character jumped off the page, and I didn’t want to stop reading.

And the hero, Joe Daniels, that naked guy, well, you’re gonna fall in love with him, too. From the moment those two start talking—no even before they start taking—the sweet tension between these characters sizzles.

Now for those of you haven’t ever read Lori, I’m so excited about this book, I’m just dying for everyone to rush out and buy it. And here’s what I’m offering. Email me and tell me that you've bought The Cowboy Takes a Bride by Lori Wilde, yes this is done on the honor system, and I will send five people “print” copies of Don’t Mess With Texas. However, on top of that, one hundred people who email me and tell me they bought her book, are going to receive a coupon code to Smashwords for a free copy of Gotcha!, my humorous romantic suspense. (You’ll have a week to download it.) But just to make sure I entice my readers who already have all my Christie Craig books to try Lori’s book, I’m also giving away two $25 gift coupons to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (the winner’s choice.) I will email all the winners on April 4rd. So run out now and buy a Lori’s book, The Cowboy Takes a Bride, and don’t forget to email me.

You have one week, to contact me and tell me you bought Lori’s book, at christie(at)christie-craig(dot)com, so don’t delay. You won’t be sorry, and for what it’s worth, Lori’s book gets a total thumbs up from me.

Below is the back cover blurb.

Welcome to Jubilee, Texas: where everyone knows everybody’s business—especially if that business is love! \

Ex-champion bull rider turned cutting horse cowboy Joe Daniels isn’t quite sure how he ended up sleeping in a horse trough wearing nothing but this Stetson and cowboy boots. But now he’s wide-awake and a citified woman is glaring down at him. His goal? Get rid of her ASAP. The obstacle? Fighting the attraction he feels towards the blond-haired filly with the big, vulnerable eyes.

When out-of-work wedding planner Mariah Callahan learns that her estranged father has left her a rundown ranch in Jubilee, she has no choice but to accept it. Her goal? Redeem her career by planning local weddings. The obstacle? One emotionally wounded, hard-living cowboy who stirs her guilt, her heartstrings, and her long-buried cowgirl roots…

So I hope you guys enjoy Lori’s book as much as I did, and don’t forget to email me. Oh, also to one lucky person who leaves a comment today, telling me what books you’ve enjoyed I’m going give away a $10 gift card to either B&N or Amazon.

Have a great day.

CC







31 comments:

Quilt Lady said...

Hi Christie, I always enjoy your books. I really enjoyed Nicole Jordan's book Princess Charming but its been a while since I read it. Lately just haven't read anything that really stands out in my head but haven't had a lot of time to read.

Rebekah E. said...

I really enjoyed reading Julie Garwoods book Ransom. I enjoy that book so much that I will read it once to two year.

CrystalGB said...

Recently I have enjoyed Grace Burrowes The Heir and Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy.

traveler said...

Christie, Your books are always a delight. I enjoyed reading The Expats by Chris Pavone.

Sarah S. said...

Hi Christie. I love your books and have purchased all of them, but another author that is on my auto-purchase list is Jennifer Crusie. She cracks me up! :)

Ruth said...

Just bought Lori's new book and sent her a big congrats for getting the Rita Nomination for The Welcome Home Garden Club.

Donna Marie Rogers said...

Hi Christie! Lori's book sounds fantastic, so I bought a copy for my Kindle. :-)

I realize I may be biased, but Stacey Joy Netzel's Lost in Italy is a fun, fast-paced romantic suspense, and what I love is the opening scene actually happened to her years ago on trip to Italy with her brother & sister...well, without the being kidnapped by a Hollywood heartthrob part...LOL

BW said...

I have been enjoying "Don of the Dead" by Casey Daniels.

Mo said...

Thanks for the heads up, I love all of Lori Wilde's books but missed noticing this release. I just bought it for my kindle. Lori and you are on my auto buy list, you never fail to entertain.

Last night I finished reading The Housewife Assassin's Handbook by Josie Brown which was so brilliant and so much fun I am telling everyone I know to grab it now.

Anne said...

Hi Christie!

Think you already know how much I love your books! It's not often that I read out loud to my husband while on a road trip - only with your books! :-D

Also love Lori's books & The Cowboy Takes a Bride is on the top of my to be purchased list! Can't wait to read it!

AnneM-SC
former bookseller
current Virtual Assistant
to a NYT's best-selling
Romance Author!

bookworm54 said...

I already bought the book on sunday and loved her story, I laughed and cried...love reading about cowboys..carolefiore@yahoo.com

Na said...

Congratulations on Lori's release! I really enjoyed her Twilight, Texas books and now I have her latest series to look forward to. The cover for The Cowboy Takes a Bride is beautiful. I also enjoy books by Kristan Higgins, Susan Wiggs and Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

Lori Wilde said...

Chrisite, you are such a sweetheart. Guys, I've known Christie for years. Our first books came out the same year. She's is one of my most favorite people in the world and so funny! She truly has a gift for humor.

Shari said...

I loved your book Wedding Can Be Murder. I look forward to the new read/recommendation. Thank you! :)

cheryl c said...

I really enjoyed Lori's Twilight, Texas, series. She is getting a very well-deserved Rita nomination!

Christie, right now I am also enjoying the heck out of your Divorced, Desperate, and Delicious!

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Deanne Williams said...

I recently enjoy Lori's Twilight series. I can't wait to read The Cowboy Takes a Bride.

catslady said...

Oh, I've enjoyed many of Lori's books so buying her newest will be a very easy thing to do. I love all types of genres and have many favorite authors. At the moment I am reading Donna MacMeans' Redeeming the Rogue.

catslady5(at)aol.com

Lori Wilde said...

So many good reads I need to put on my list. Thank you all for the suggestions!

Christie Craig said...

Man, you guys are great. I'm getting emails left and right. I'm thrilled you are going to pick up Lori's book. I just ordered it on Kindle. YEAH. Yes, I have the ARC, but I wanted it on Kindle, too.

I see so many familiar names. And great recommendations. Hmm, hubby's gonna freak when he sees my Kindle bill. LOL.

Christie Craig said...

Lori,

Don't all these books sound great? Ugg, I'm under deadline, and my reading time has been cut back. Grr. I guess I'm just going to have to give up sleep and read instead.

Thanks for stopping by to shout out to everyone.

CC

Jane said...

Hi Christie,
I loved Gotcha. Congrats to Lori on the new release. I've recently enjoyed Leslie Tentler's Chasing Evil trilogy.

Stacie said...

I really enjoyed the third book in Jaci Burton's Play by Play series called Taking a Shot. The Play by Play series has professional athletes as the heroes. The first book was football, the second book was baseball and the third book is hockey.

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

Maude said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one. The excerpt is what got me. Naked cowboy in a trough. What's not to love about that.

Barbara E. said...

I've really enjoyed Eloisa James' fairy tale books - A Kiss at Midnight, When Beauty Tamed the Beast and The Duke is Mine.

Nancy G said...

I've thoroughly enjoyed Lori's Twilight, TX series. Have had The Cowboy Takes a Bride for some time now. Can't wait to read it.

Vanetta Q said...

Bought the KINDLE edition and The Paperback! Loving it already! :) will email you!

Vanetta Q said...

Bought the KINDLE edition and The Paperback! Loving it already! :) will email you!

Vanetta Q said...

oops.. I have enjoyed Delilah Marvelle's recently and can't wait for the new release coming soon! :)

Alyssa said...

I'm reading Gemma's book Play Nice right now! I love all her books.

Alyssa said...

I'm reading Gemma's book Play Nice right now! I love all her books.

Jane Myers Perrine said...

Being very honest, I will confess I haven't bought the book but Iwanted to say HI!!!