Tuesday, June 05, 2012

It Really is Hotter in Texas


Winners!  Winners!!  Here are the list of winners for yesterday's contest:

The winners of a copy of Lori Wilde's book Kiss the Bride are:  Sara S.  Alison, Linda, Chrissy Atkins and Traveler. 

The winners of the Blame it on Texas ARC  are:  Alostpen9uin and Tina Hoelzl. 

To claim your prize, send an email to me at Christie (at) Christie-Craig (dot) com.   Please let me know if you want a print copy or an e-book copy of the book.

Mega congrats to all the winners!

CC


Contest! Contest! Today two people will win ARCs of Blame it on Texas and five will receive copies of Lori Wilde’s Kiss the Bride, which is a rerelease of two of her fabulous Wedding Veil Wishes novels.            

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Well, it's getting hotter in Texas. And a lot of that heat isn't coming from Mother Nature this time—though, Lord knows, it can be a real scorcher in June around here. But nope. It's not the weather that's sizzling. This heat is totally different. You see, I've been working on the book video for my Hotter in Texas humorous romantic suspense series that releases through Grand Central/Forever. Book two is Blame it on Texas, which is Tyler and Zoe's story and will make you laugh and sigh; it also features a secondary romance that will melt your heart between Rick and Ellen. The book will be out August 28th and I wanted to do something special to celebrate the series as a whole. Then it hit me . . . why not get R.M. Brand, who did such an awesome job on the video for my Shadow Falls YA paranormal series that I write as C.C. Hunter for St. Martin's Press/Griffin, to do a book video about the series. So I did, and I gave her all of the info about the series and how the main heroes and heroines looked. Rosa did the rest.

Only problem, she needed me to sort through the photos and pick out the ones to use in the video.

Now, Hubby volunteered, but there are just some things a writer's gotta do by herself.

Especially when it comes to choosing hunks to represent my sexy-as-sin heroes.

So, that's what I've been doing—picking out pictures of my hunky heroes to use in the video. And believe me, picking out the right pictures of Dallas, Tyler and Austin is hard, sweaty work. Why, the other night, I probably spent three hours peering at my monitor with beads of sweat prickling my forehead, just trying to pick out the perfect pair of six-pack abs for Rosa to use. Now, I'm talking abs so ripped, I needed to turn up the a/c a few degrees to cool down. Then I had to choose the perfect pair of shoulders—strong, muscular shoulders just perfect for resting a girl's weary head against. Okay. I admit it freely. I love a good pair of shoulders on a man. (Just ask Hubby. It's one of the first things I noticed about him back when we were dating.) Oh, and eyes. Eyes are so important to a hero, too. The color doesn't matter so much, though. They can be anything from a seductive brown to a smoldering green or maybe even a sizzling blue or a knee-weakening hazel. What's important is how he uses those eyes. I'm talking deep, penetrating gazes that can see into a woman's soul . . . and make her bra fall off.

And I had to pick out the women whose bras would fall off, too. For some reason, those didn’t take nearly as long to find. LOL.

Now, I tried to explain all of this to Rosa when she was gathering together the photos for me to review. I must have gotten a little carried away because Rosa sent me photos of guys so hot, I swear smoke was pouring out of my monitor at one point. Hey, my books are sexy, but they're also suspenseful, filled with emotion and laugh-out-loud funny; and those models were just flat-out promising things that I couldn't deliver in my books. Well, I deliver, but in small doses. So, it took us a while to find the right pictures but I think all those hours we spent working on this were worth it.

And I hope you'll agree.

I've posted the video below. Oh, yeah. You might want to turn up the a/c a little before you click Play. Just to be safe.


So, what did you think about the video for my Hotter in Texas trilogy from Grand Central/Forever? Did it whet your appetite for Blame it on Texas? If so, hit the comments section and tell me what you think. I'm giving away two ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) of Blame it on Texas to two lucky commenters.

And because my friend and Lori Wilde, who just happens to write a pretty hot hero as well, just had two of her Wedding Veil Wishes stories, rolled into one book, and rereleased, I decided to give away five copies of her book as well. That means, today seven people will win. So make sure you leave a comment.

Good luck!

C.C.




37 comments:

krisgils33 said...

smokin' hot!!!!! love the vid!

traveler said...

Great post which leads to a fabulous video.

Sarah S. said...

That was awesome! I can't wait! :)

Sabrina Edwards said...

I can't wait!

Kirstin said...

Great video! Can't wait for book 2!

Amy Remus said...

I loved the first book and cannot wait until the second. Great video! I felt a little naughty watching it at work! Great job picking out the pictures.

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melissa said...

can't wait

Alison said...

I can't wait for Blame it on Texas!!

Nothing better than escaping the TX heat and relaxing in the A/C with a good book :)

Mo said...

Darn, I can't play the video at work, which, from the way you described it is probably a good thing. Somthing to look forward to this evening while hubby is away on travel. Loved he first book and been anxiously awaiting the second.

Linda said...
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Linda said...

Looks great!

Chrissy Atkins said...

Wow, good video can't wait for the book. The first book was great.

Na said...

I can't wait to drop into Texas with BLAME IT ON TEXAS! The trailer is a fun much like the book will be I'm sure :D

Alostpen9uin said...

Steamy and can't wait. I've been dying for a new book!!!

Christie Craig said...

Thanks guys!! I was so pleased with how it came out. Rosa does fabulous work!

CC

Zita said...

I think it's definitely Hotter in Texas :D

TxMom8 said...

Omg! I can't wait to read this trilogy. I love Texas, I love criminal justice,crime,and love. The video totally lured me in! These are my type of books. The video presentation and the graphics are awesome.

Tina Hoelzl said...

Wet my appetite?!? Oh my, it was bad enough before I saw the trailer, but after seeing it I'm afraid I wont survive the wait! I'll just have to help myself and reread "Only In Texas"!

Pamela said...

Awesome (and very hot) video - can't wait to read the next in the Texas series. :)

regencygirl01 said...

Love Lori Wilde books

jen121475 said...

Love both Christie Craig & Lori Wilde books. I'm an avid reader of both authors. Can't wait to read the next in the Texas series. Loved the wedding veil series too.

Robin said...

Very nice! I'm sure I'll need to watch it again to be certain I didn't miss anything... One can never be too careful with these things!!! Is it warm in here??? :0)

TCross said...

Oh my goodness!, Can't wait, love the video!!!!!!

TCross said...

Oh my goodness, love the video....can't wait!!!

Quilt Lady said...

Cool Video, loved the hot cowboy in it. Would love for him to come home with me.

cathyann40 said...

I loved the video. I'll have to watch it again and maybe again.

catslady said...

Great soundtrack to go with the pics - handcuffs huh!! lol

michele said...

Great video! Can't wait to read the book.

Kelli Jo said...

Hot! Hot! Hot! Gonna HAVE to check out this series!!

Kristi said...

I can see why it took you hours! Not a bad job huh? I can't wait, it's already on my wish list.

Barbara E. said...

I really liked the video, it was a very different style than I've seen before and really caught my interest to find out what happens in the books.

Monica said...

I would love to read some of your other books

mitzi77598 said...

Sorry to be so late in leaving my comment. I had to stop half way through for a cold shower. I love all of Christie Craig books and I know that I'll love this also.

mitzi77598 said...

Sorry to be so late in leaving my comment. I had to stop half way through for a cold shower. I love all of Christie Craig books and I know that I'll love this also.

Refhater said...

Sorry I'm late, but my brother just came home from serving in Afghanistan. He's in the Air Force. The video is awesome! Have a great day today!

Linda said...

Thank you!!!!!