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Celebrating Independence Blog Hop with CAN’T FAKE THIS

Thank you for helping me celebrate our great couuntry with The BlogHopSpot! Since it’s so hot outside, I’d thought I heat things up more with Christmas in July. CAN’T FAKE THIS sure  puts a sexy spin on The Twelve Days of Christmas!

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. 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:



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 p**** 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 a copy of CAN’T FAKE THIS to a lucky commenter and like always, newsletter subscribers get a bonus entry.

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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2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Winner

2011 Golden Claddagh Finalist

Gold Star ~ Just Erotic Romance Reviews


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11 Comments to “Celebrating Independence Blog Hop with CAN’T FAKE THIS”

  1. Kaylyn Davis Says:

    That was a great excerpt! It left me wanting more. Happy Independence Day!

  2. Foretta Says:

    Thanks so much for the contest! I am also a newsletter sub.

  3. Casey Crow Says:

    Kaylyn – Glad you enjoyed the excert!

    Foretta – Thanks for visiting!

  4. StacieD Says:

    I was in Venice, Italy a few years ago. I was waiting for the launch to take me to another island when I saw a truly gorgeous man sitting on the pier. He was perfectly dressed and tanned. Wow.

    geishasmom73 at yahoo dot com

  5. Casey Crow Says:

    Stacie – You said it. WOW. What a great story! Doesn’t Italy make everything amazing? My favorite part of my latest book DANCE WITH A MILLIONAIRE has several chapters set in Italy.

  6. Carin W Says:

    I had my lust at first sight/instant attraction when I met my husband. I was at a friends apartment “hanging out”(code for no money) and his room mate brought his friend over. We just had this instant “I need to be with you forever” vibe. We got married a little over 2 years later and that was 18 years and 3 kids ago.

  7. JLH Says:

    Loved the excerpt. Can’t wait to read more.

    Jlhmass at yahoo dot com

  8. Casey Crow Says:

    Carin- I love that story! So romantic. If only we could all be so blessed.

    JHL -thanks for popping in!

  9. evelynmoly Says:

    Thanks for the contest! We loved watching the fireworks tonight! They were GREAT!!!

  10. Casey Crow Says:

    Evenlyn – So glad you had a wonderful Fourth!

  11. Casey Crow Says:

    Congrats Evelyn, winnner of Can’t Fake This. If you are still interest in the book please check it out

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