Sassy & Southern

New Year’s Blog Hop – All Kinds of Heroes

Posted in General on December 23rd, 2011 by Casey Crow

 
 
 Thanks for joining the Tonya Kinzer Blog Hop and helping celebrate the release of my debut and hot, CAN’T FAKE THIS.I was flipping through the TV channels last night in search of a Christmas movie and ran across an old western. Don’t you just love John Wayne? North to Alaska is my favorite of his movies, but alas it wasn’t on so I kept searching, but it did get me thinking about the similarities between cowboys and the hero in my debut CAN’T FAKE THIS released just a few weeks ago. The story is about a divorcee ready to reenter the dating world. Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

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I’m giving away an e-book copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS to a lucky commenter. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter receives a bonus entry. Please tell me in your newsletter if you subscribe. That makes it easier to verify with my newsletter feed. Don’t forget to check out Tonya’s previous blog post. She had me as a featured guest last week and their is another hot excerpt to tempt you! Happy holidays! 

 

I’m giving away an e-book copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS to a lucky commenter. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter receives a bonus entry. Please tell me in your newsletter if you subscribe. That makes it easier to verify with my newsletter feed. Don’t forget to check out Tonya’s previous blog post. She had me as a featured guest last week and their is another hot excerpt to tempt you! Happy holidays! 
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Now how are cops and cowboys alike?

1. The uniform: There is something about a man in uniform. I mean, I’ve never seen a baseball player than didn’t have his behind uplifted to perfection in spandex. Same with a cowboy in his Wranglers. Policemen, too, look oh-so-yummy in their dark blue dudes. And hats. One mustn’t forget the wink they can send your way under the brim of a hat.

2. The weapons: Cops have their arsenal of pistols, batons, etc. and a rifle strapped to the back of a cowboy is rather sexy. Even knowing that cowboy may have nothing on him other than a small pocketknife is enough to make you want him. Why? Because we know they can protect us, and there is something comforting and exciting about that.

3. The swagger: It’s the confidence in which a cowboy and cop carry themselves that just make us want to swoon. Their very presence commands attention.

4. The equipment: First of all, get your mind out of the gutter. Not that kind of equipment. Well…maybe. No, now I’m digressing. Cops have their car with loud sirens and cowboys have horses. Alright, I’ll have to let the cowboy win this battle because nothing is hotter than a man at ease in the saddle. It exudes power, and therefore, complete sex appeal.

Now it’s your turn. Do you have any suggestions to compare the different occupations of heroes? I’d love to hear them!

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Thankful for the Holidays Blog Hop

Posted in General on December 15th, 2011 by Casey Crow

Every Girl Needs a BFF

By: Casey Crow

Thank you for joining me at the THANKFUL FOR THE HOLIDAYS BLOP HOP. I’m so excited to announce the release of my debut with Loose, Id. CAN’T FAKE THIS started out on a whim. At the last minute, I decided to enter this 10,000 word contest. I’d written spicy mainstream, but this was my first dive into erotic waters. I didn’t win the contest, but after having what I thought was a good start, I added some more words and low and behold, this erotic became the first manuscript I sold.

CAN’T FAKE THIS is about a divorcee ready to reenter the dating world. Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…temptation in a hot package. For more, check out the book trailer and a super hot excerpt! The story definitely has my “Sexy, Sassy & Southern” trademark, but one of the things I like best about it is the relationship between Anna and her best friend. Like me, Anna goes to her best gal pal for advice and more often than not, whenever she needs to vent. Best friends never judge, no matter what stupid thing you do. They accept you for you and tell you the true, even if you don’t want to hear it.

Here’s a an excerpt:

Marisol and I sat on her back porch, drinking hot chocolate on another relatively warm afternoon for December. God, I loved the South, where sixty degrees isn’t unusual for the height of winter. Even so, a flame blazed in the fire pit located in the center of her coffee table.

“Have you made a decision?” Marisol asked. She pushed around the remnants of the homemade smores our kids created earlier as she searched for more marshmallows to add to her cup. “It’s been over three weeks, and you were wrong. You said I’d pine for two weeks, but I’m still moping around barely able to function.”

“Has he contacted you?”

“At first, he would text every couple of days. Nothing big. He asked how I was. Stuff like that. I kept it light and distant, then today he sent me a message asking how was he ever going to get over me.”

“Did you reply?”

“No. I wanted to tell him, I’ll let you know when I figure out how I’m going to get over you, but then I got another message. Said he missed me all the time and it wasn’t just about sex. That he simply loved being with me.”

Marisol’s mouth dropped. “He’s seriously in love with you.”

I nodded.

“How do you feel?”

I took a big gulp of hot cocoa. “I’m attracted to him, but there’s more. I love him. He makes me laugh and feel good about myself. Chase cherishes and protects without dominating. He lets me be me and loves me for that.”

“Do you still think it’s a rebound thing?”

“No. I’ve done some serious soul searching, and all I could come up with is yeah, Frog number one should have been the jumping off board, but why dive again when I’m already over my head in love?”

Marisol sat her cup down and leaned forward to garner my full attention. “Take a chance. Don’t be afraid and risk happiness for the sake of obeying the post-divorce books.”

I rubbed my forehead, letting her words sink in.

“Call him.”

I glanced at her.

“Better yet, go see him.”

Do you have a story about you and your best friend? An embarassing moment? Mine involves a fender bender in high school. I wasn’t driving, but distracting my friend singing Elvira. I pretty much made her run into this guy’s truck, and he had such crush on her. Well, maybe not so much after she scratched his pride and joy. Are there any touching stories you’d like to share? I’d love to hear about them! I’m also giving away a copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS to a Thankful for the Holidays Blog Hop commenter. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter will receive a bonus entry.

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Remember to check out other great authors on the blog hop
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Holiday Hop

Posted in General on December 15th, 2011 by Casey Crow

Can’t Fake This’ Instant Attraction

Thanks for joining the Holiday Hop and celebrating the release of my debut CAN’T FAKE THIS!

You know that show Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo, right? Of course you do. Patti Stanger rocks with her take no crap from anybody self. I love it when she says “the pecker does the picking.” Well, that got me thinking about a scene in my debut released Dec. 6th! In CAN’T FAKE THIS, Anna’s ***that other P word** does the picking. The attraction she feels for Chase is instaneous. Here’s a snippet to illustrate what I’m talking about:

Excerpt:

As I rummaged through my clutch for a dose of lip gloss, Marisol cleared her throat and cut her gaze across the room. I followed her line of vision and… Holy shit. I do believe my freakin’ heart stopped. He wasn’t supermodel gorgeous, not with his shaved head and height a tad on the short side, but his swagger… His near-predatory confidence as he maneuvered through the room made my eyes zero in on him. He locked on me, and I felt a slow, lazy smile spread across my lips. Suddenly we were the only two people in the room. My blood pressure hitched a degree with every step he took, and that feeling a girl gets when her heart beats so fast she’s on the verge of throwing up? Yep, I had it. I believe the technical term is “lust at first sight.”

A second later, his warm hand brushed my shoulder, and I’m not kidding, I thought I might melt right off that stool. Even the fine hairs on my arms stood on end, completely attuned to him and begging for attention. Needless to say, my nipples gave him a proud salute.

“Hi, I’m Chase Harris.” His heated breath tickled my ear as he leaned in to be heard over the country rock band jamming out twenty feet away.

My lungs folded and decided breathing was no longer necessary. The brief contact ignited a fiery liquid in the bottom of my tummy. My pussy simmered for the first time in years without the aid of batteries. “Anna Ryan,” I answered. “It’s nice to meet you.” Was it ever. I extended my hand, which he ignored for a hug.

My nostrils filled with the citrus scent of cologne, but underneath I detected something more masculine, more primal. I longed to bury my face in his soft gray fitted T-shirt. The garment outlined every perfect bulge. I couldn’t make out its graffiti design, but it very well could’ve said Eat Me and I would’ve happily obliged.

His gaze roamed my body, and the sexy glint in his eyes told me the risk of catching a cold in this black strapless mini was totally worth it. I might be in dire need of a boob job, but Chase didn’t seem to mind my negative As. Then the space between us grew cold as he left my side to hug Marisol.

“Cuba! Hey, woman. Great to see you.”

“Hey, yourself.” She flashed me a shrewd grin.

I so owed that girl.

I’d love to hear about moments you’ve had where the attraction blows you away! I’m giving away an e-book version of CAN’T FAKE THIS to a lucky commenter too! If you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll receive a bonus entry. Please tell me in your comment if you subscribe. That makes it easier to verify with my newsletter feed.

Southern Smiles & Hot, Holiday Wishes,

Casey Crow

A divorcee ready to reenter the dating world, Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

 Buy Kindle version on Amazon 

Buy all versions at Loose, Id.  

CAN’T FAKE THIS book trailer

Excerpt 

 

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Posted in General on December 14th, 2011 by Casey Crow

 

Holiday Traditions

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop and thank you for helping to celebrate the December release of my debut CAN’T FAKE THIS!

A divorcee ready to reenter the dating world, Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.
 

 

 

Anna and Chase know what will keep them busy for the Twelve Days of Christmas. What about you? Do you have any special holiday traditions for you or your family? What’s your favorite? I love the craziness of Christmas Eve at my dad’s with all the grandkids tearing into to gifts all at once. I love the excitement of my children when they wake me up at six a.m. on Christmas morning, and I won’t let them go downstairs until I can get down there with camera in hand.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. A commenter will receive an e-book copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS. Anyone who signs up for my newsletters gets a bonus entry. PLEASE TELL ME IN YOUR COMMENT IF YOU SUBSCRIBE because your name does not always appear with your email on my subscriber list. Merry Christmas!

 

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Stuff Your Stockings Blog Hop

Posted in General on December 14th, 2011 by Casey Crow

What’s in your Stocking!

Welcome to the Stuff Your Stockings Blog Hop and thank your for celebrating the December release of my hot, holiday debut CAN’T FAKE THIS

A divorcee ready to reenter the dating world, Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.
 
So Anna knows what she wants. What about you? Is there anything special you’d like Santa to bring? Not that either of these things will fit into my stocking, but I’m debating between this quite practical, really cool fold-away exercise bike or a violin. Now I can’t read a lick of music except Middle C. Seven years of piano did nothing for me, but playing the violin - or as we say down South, the fiddle – is something I’ve always wanted to learn how to do. I think I’ll rummage through the pawn shops or ebay to see if I can find a cheap one so in case my “dream” ends up tucked away in the closet, it won’t be a total lose.  
 
Share your Christmas wishlist. A commenter will win an e-book copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter will receive a bonus entry, but PLEASE TELL ME IN YOUR COMMENT IF YOU SUBSCRIBE. Happy Holidays!  
 
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Can’t Fake This Blog Party Winners Announced

Posted in General on December 14th, 2011 by Casey Crow

Thank you to everyone who participated in the CFT Blog Party to celebrate my debut release dayA! Here are the winners:

Kimberly Killion – Gena Robertson

Judi Fennell – Colleen Conklin

Cynthia Eden – Xandra James

Cat Johnson – Lisa Phillips

Susanna Carr – Jennifer Mathis

Katie Reus – Renee Bennett

Ella Jade – Barbara

Catherine Mann – Carrie James

Jillian Chantal – Sandy Tilley

Paige Tyler – Luna B.

Jillian Burns – Aretha Zhen

Mercy Celeste – Stacie D.

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Loveswept Holiday Blog Hop

Posted in General on December 11th, 2011 by Casey Crow

Welcome and thank for you celebrating the Loveswept Holiday Blog Hop and the release of my debut CANT’ FAKE THIS from Loose, Id. Here’s a snippet about the book:

A divorcee ready to reenter the dating world, Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

When I was writing the story, I had this idea to base it on the Twelve Days of Christmas. How fun is that because everybody loves Christmas carols, even the meanest Scroogies’ lips quirk at Jingle Bells. My favorite song is I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas mainly because White Christmas is my favorite movie – of all time. I love the costumes, Rosemary Clooney’s voice, and mostly Vera Ellen’s dancing. I’m a dancer, choreographer, and former dance instructor so I’m blown away for Ms. Ellen’s legs. Literately. She was so ahead of her time.

So what’s your favorite Christmas carol? I’m giving away a e-book copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS to a lucky commenter. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter gets a bonus entry. PLEASE TELL ME IN YOUR COMMENT IF YOU SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER. Sometimes I can only see email addresses and not names of new members. Thanks for visiting. Happy holidays!

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Jingle Balls Giveaway Blog Hop

Posted in General on December 11th, 2011 by Casey Crow

Thanks for joining the Jingle Balls Blog Hop and celebrating the release of my debut CAN’T FAKE THIS!

You know that show Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo, right? Of course you do. Patti Stanger rocks with her take no crap from anybody self. I love it when she says “the pecker does the picking.” Well, that got me thinking, in CAN’T FAKE THIS, Anna’s ***that other P word** does the picking. The attraction she feels for Chase is instaneous. Here’s a snippet to illustrate what I’m talking about:

Excerpt:

As I rummaged through my clutch for a dose of lip gloss, Marisol cleared her throat and cut her gaze across the room. I followed her line of vision and… Holy shit. I do believe my freakin’ heart stopped. He wasn’t supermodel gorgeous, not with his shaved head and height a tad on the short side, but his swagger… His near-predatory confidence as he maneuvered through the room made my eyes zero in on him. He locked on me, and I felt a slow, lazy smile spread across my lips. Suddenly we were the only two people in the room. My blood pressure hitched a degree with every step he took, and that feeling a girl gets when her heart beats so fast she’s on the verge of throwing up? Yep, I had it. I believe the technical term is “lust at first sight.”

A second later, his warm hand brushed my shoulder, and I’m not kidding, I thought I might melt right off that stool. Even the fine hairs on my arms stood on end, completely attuned to him and begging for attention. Needless to say, my nipples gave him a proud salute.

“Hi, I’m Chase Harris.” His heated breath tickled my ear as he leaned in to be heard over the country rock band jamming out twenty feet away.

My lungs folded and decided breathing was no longer necessary. The brief contact ignited a fiery liquid in the bottom of my tummy. My pussy simmered for the first time in years without the aid of batteries. “Anna Ryan,” I answered. “It’s nice to meet you.” Was it ever. I extended my hand, which he ignored for a hug.

My nostrils filled with the citrus scent of cologne, but underneath I detected something more masculine, more primal. I longed to bury my face in his soft gray fitted T-shirt. The garment outlined every perfect bulge. I couldn’t make out its graffiti design, but it very well could’ve said Eat Me and I would’ve happily obliged.

His gaze roamed my body, and the sexy glint in his eyes told me the risk of catching a cold in this black strapless mini was totally worth it. I might be in dire need of a boob job, but Chase didn’t seem to mind my negative As. Then the space between us grew cold as he left my side to hug Marisol.

“Cuba! Hey, woman. Great to see you.”

“Hey, yourself.” She flashed me a shrewd grin.

I so owed that girl.

 

I’d love to hear about moments you’ve had where the attraction blows you away. I’m giving away an e-book copy of CAN’T TAKE THIS to a lucky commenter. Anyone who signs up for my newsletters gets a bonus entry. PLEASE TELL ME IN YOUR COMMENT IF YOU SIGN UP. Sometimes only email addresses appear in my new member list instead of names.

A divorcee ready to reenter the dating world, Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Buy Kindle version on Amazon

Buy all versions at Loose, Id.  

Visit Casey at http://www.caseycrow.com

CAN’T FAKE THIS Excerpt

See the CAN’T FAKE THIS book trailer

Follow on Twitter caseyecrow and Facebook Casey Crow

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Just Romance Me Jingle Bell Blog Hop – Best Things about the South

Posted in General on December 8th, 2011 by Casey Crow

 

Thank you for joining the Just Romance Me Blog Hop! I’m excited you are here to help celebrate the Dec. 6th release of my debut CAN’T FAKE THIS from Loose, id

CAN’T FAKE THIS is about a divorcee ready to reenter the dating world. Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…temptation in a hot package. For more, check out the book trailer and excerpt!

Buy the Kindle version now at Amazon

Buy now at Loose, Id.

The story definitely has my “Sexy, Sassy & Southern” trademark. Speaking of the South, I’ve put together my list of Top 10 Favorite Things about the South.

1. Sweet tea and sweeter accents          

2. Macaroni & cheese is a vegetable and pecan pie is a staple

3. Y’all is a proper noun                                    

4. Smocked dresses and hairbows as big as a little girl’s head

5. Front porches are wide and words are long                                                        

6. Sultry summer nights that start in April                                                                                        

7. Mardi Gras. Enough said.

8. SEC football. (Roll Tide!)                                                                                                                                                                              9. Pageants are serious business   

10. Everything is darlin’ and someone’s heart is always blessed

So what are your favorite things about where you live? I hope you’ll take advantage of the uniqueness of your area and enjoy it, no matter where you hail. One commenter will win an e-book copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS. If you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll receive a bonus entry. Thanks again for stopping by. Find me on Facebook at Casey Crow and Twitter at caseyecrow. I love to hear from readers!

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Attention Readers!

Posted in General on December 7th, 2011 by Casey Crow

Here’s your chance to grab some free reads and judge them. That’s right. You heard me. Okay, you read me. I said JUDGE. 

 

Huge thank you to Cindy for getting our judging sign-up live!

My local Gulf Coast Chapter of Romance Writers of America is hosting the Silken Sands Self-Published Star contest and we want readers like you to judge. Go to our website for more details and to register. 
http://www.gccrwa.com/star-judging-form.php

They’ll be lots of volunteers so hurry. You can even pick your favorite catefory.

If you have a self-published book, enter it!

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