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Cocked and Loaded Blog Hop – Christmas in July

Welcome to the Cocked and Loaded Blog hop with Close Encounters of the Night Kind! Don’t you just LOVE that title? My Christmas in July gift to you is an ebook copy (INT) of the award winning CAN’T FAKE THIS! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win and as always, newsletter subscribers get a bonus entry.



Since it’s already 100 degrees outside, I’d thought I crank up the temperature even more and pull out my Twelve Days of Christmas story.

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  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: 

ADULT 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!

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.

2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Winner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2011 Best Contemporary ~ Love Romance Cafe                                                                                                                 2011 Golden Claddagh Finalist                                                                                                                                                    Gold Star ~ Just Erotic Romance Reviews


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22 Comments to “Cocked and Loaded Blog Hop – Christmas in July”

  1. Natasha Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  2. Donna/BLHmistress Says:

    Not sure if there was a time attraction blew me away but I can say eyes gets me everytime , especially blue eyes.


  3. Ronda Tutt Says:

    Thank you so much for being apart of the hop
    Ronda Tutt

  4. Yvette Says:

    Great excerpt. Thank for the chance to win.

  5. Vanessa The Jeep Diva Says:

    I was obviously blown away by the attraction I felt the first time I met my husband. I married him 2 weeks later and that was 11 years ago. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Casey Crow Says:

    Natasha – for some reason my first response to you didn’t go through so thanks again for stopping by.

    Donna – I go for broad shoulders :)

    Ronda – glad you popped in!

    Yvette – glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

    Vanessa – love that story!

  7. Cocked & Loaded, Shootin’ Stars and Blasting Giveaway Hop! | LILA SHAW Says:

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  8. Sherry S. Says:

    Wonderful excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.
    newsletter subscriber
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  9. Vanessa N. Says:

    Great excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Andie Wardlow Says:

    I’m a server and once the ultimate Hottie came in…sexy bod, muscles, wide shoulders, dark hair and the most amazing blue eyes and I’m waiting on him and trying to focus on not acting like an idiot staring. Anyway it was our busiest shift of the week and I’m running around stupid crazy like I tend to do when he stands up at the high bar and yells to the whole restaurant Andie will you go out with me…pin drop quiet…I don’t know what to say…and my boss Amanda puts her arm around me and says she’s with me…if I thought I couldn’t have been more embarrassed I was then…and again when I went back to the table and he’s asking me again and I have to tell him no because I have a boyfriend who happens to work there with me at the time. Obviously I didn’t say no fast enough or was staring because he was standing right behind me…and was super mad at me…like I asked the hunka man candy out in front of a whole jrestaurant…even more awkward was when I go to clean my table and I find the banana flavored condom the Hottie left as part of my tip. Lol…

  11. Casey Crow Says:

    Lila – Thanks for the shout out!

    Sherry – Glad you liked the excerpt.

    Vanessa – Happy to have you.

    Andie – Awesome to “see” you again! Love it! So what happened? Did you ever see the man candy again or did boyfriend win you over?

  12. Larissa Rodgers Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

    raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

  13. Casey Crow Says:

    Larissa – You’re welcome. Hope you are enjoying the hop.

  14. Casey Crow Says:

    Larissa – You’re welcome. Hope you are enjoying the hop, too!

  15. Foretta Says:

    I am a newsletter subscriber. Thanks for the contest!!

  16. Donna Says:

    Excerpt was GREAT! Would love to win!! Thanks for the contest…hope you are staying cool! LOL

  17. Penny B W Says:

    For me, it’s a sexy voice! If I hear a really sexy voice, it goes right through me! Luckily for me, I love my hubby’s voice! 😉


  18. Evelyn Says:

    Thank you for the contest! following you on facebook and twitter and goodreads also newsletter

  19. Casey Crow Says:

    Forreta – great having you back.

    Donna – Glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

    Penny – oh, that’s a good one. I might have to steal the voice idea for a book!

    Evelyn – thanks for popping in.

  20. Tammy Says:

    Thanks for the contest

  21. Casey Crow Says:

    Tammy – You’re very welcome. Glad you have you.

  22. Casey Crow Says:

    Sorry I’m late announcing the winner, but congrats to Vanessa N! Thanks for joining the hop and please check out Can’t Fake This and Dance with a Millionaire at

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