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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Git Yer Cowboy Hat & Laugh Out Loud With The New Christie Craig Novel

Happy Monday Everybody,

****CONTEST PORTION OF THIS POST IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED!*******

Friday afternoon I finished reading Christie Craig’s new book, Don’t Mess With Texas, which is available on August 23, 2011.

This is laugh out loud humorous fun! A heroine who pukes on the hero, a no-nonsense Nana (loved her! Nana needs her own story, she's just that funny), a strong defend-and-protect type hero--mix it all together and you've got a novel jammed pack with Christie’s humor, romance, mystery, suspense and everything else she could think of including an English Bulldog sleeping in a coffin.

Ex-cop turned P.I. Dallas O’Connor and his buddies got a bum deal when they were framed for a crime they didn’t do. Now out of jail and setting up their P.I. firm they’re ready to kick some serious butt and make sure those who are falsely accused get a fair shake in this system.

They’re gonna make sure a 19 year old boy doesn’t get locked up for a murder he didn’t do and while they’re at it make sure the people who framed them pay.

Well, he was, that is, until Artist Nikki Hunt pukes on him when he comes to investigate a crime scene with his brother, Tony (who is still a cop).

Right from the start Dallas is taken by Nikki--and it’s not just because of her vomiting skills (which are impressive) but there’s something special about Nikki. She's bright, funny, independent and he's fascinated by her.

But he can’t--won’t--get involved. She’s the prime suspect in Jack Leon’s murder. Jack is Nikki’s ex-husband--emphasis on the ex. Jack had Nikki come meet him for dinner…and stuck her with the bill.

Two people heard Nikki say she was going to kill him, but what they don’t get is that Nikki didn’t mean literally--she was talking to herself…a habit she’s never been able to break.

Can Dallas deny the fireworks between him and Nikki? Can Nikki overcome her fears of being left in the dust with a broken heart (long enough to see Dallas isn't like Jack)?

One thing’s for sure, the attraction’s undeniable, and the temperature isn’t the only thing that’s hot in Texas!

And yes, I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, fun, and classic Christie Craig Laugh-Out-Loud-And-Enjoy novel.

Don’t Mess With Texas will be available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Katy Budget Books

But wait!

That’s NOT all!

Christie Craig is doing a giveaway on this blog, as well!

She’s got for one lucky reader of this blog a necklace and earring set made by Kathy at Beadmore Designs:



There’s 2 ways t enter for a chance to win this gorgeous (and very Texan looking) jewelry set:

1. You can comment here and include your email address in your comment.

Or

2. You can email me

ONE entry per person. The contest will close at 10:30 p.m. Central Time on Monday, August 22, 2011.

Have A Mirth-filled Monday!

28 comments:

Robin_Badillo said...

Bethany,
You had me at the bulldog sleeping in a coffin! Too funny! I look forward to reading this book. ;-)
Lots of luck and happy sales, Christie!

jbrayweber said...

Love, love, love Christie. Her books are always laugh out loud funny. I can't wait to read Don't Mess With Texas. I hear it's hear best one yet.

Jenn!

Christie Craig said...

Hi Bethany!

Thanks so much for posting this. Can wait to see who wins.

CC

Jessica said...

Howdy, Cousin! :) I love your book reviews...haven't read any of Christie's books yet; however, your reviews have definitely added her to my list of must reads one of these days when I have time to read a book again.

Beautiful jewelry - by a beautiful and talented artist, too! :) (Hi, Kathy!)

Hope you have a great day!

Jessica (raynjess328@aol.com)

Bethany said...

Comment emailed to me from Loretta:


Well, HOT damn,(emphasis on HOT y'all) and color me green-eyed with envy that you got to read the ARC of Don't Mess with Texas!
Great write up, Bethany...and I'm like Robin...I can't wait to read about that bulldog in the casket...he didn't snore did he??? That would'a scared the dog mud out of me if I'd heard that coming from inside one of those things...;)
--Lo

Bethany said...

Robin,

Yeah, that was pretty funny LOL I think you'll enjoy it. It's definitely worth reading. I don't know how she does it, but Christie nails the humor. I've got your name written down to be entered into tonight's contest. Thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...

Jenn,

DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS is filled with Christie Craig's trademark humor and a fun read. I've got your name written down for tonight's drawing. Thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...

Jessica,

Hey there! Hope you're doing well. Yeah, Christie Craig's books are definitely worth the read. Hope you get around to them, soon! I've got your name written down to be entered into tonight's drawing. Thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...

Christie,

You know I was glad to do it for you. We'll see who wins it...there's still a lot of time for people to enter. Thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...

Loretta,

I can't remember if Christie mentioned if the bulldog snores or not...I'd have to loook it up, but it definitely was unusual LOL I've got your name written down to be entered into tonight's drawing. Thank you for dropping by :-)

Donna Marie Rogers said...

Tomorrow's the day, I'm so excited!! Really looking forward to reading DMWT, Christie. :-)

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading this . Ilove Christies books

Maria Pena

chilosa_2004@yahoo.com

Kristi said...

I can't wait! It's been on my TBR list for months.

kgriffin1968@msn.com

Johanna Jochum said...

I love Christie Craig! I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win today!

evjochum[AT]aol[DOT]com

Anonymous said...

HI! To be honest I haven't read Christie's books yet but, this one sounds great I'm really looking forward to reading this one!

Allie

alliereed@comcast.net

Phyllis said...

Followed the link here because I love Christie Craig's books and would love to have this one!

Christie Craig said...

Hi Guys!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I can't wait for tomorrow. Is it really happening?

I swear, it's like giving birth. Only it takes longer than night months.

CC

Diana said...

I've got it ordered for my KINDLE! can't wait!!! Sounds like it will be a great fun read!

vicordiana@gmail.com

Bethany said...

Donna Marie,

Thank you for dropping by and supporting Christie! I've got your name written down for the drawing :-)

Bethany said...

Kristi,

Won't be long now before it's out and you can read it. Thank you for dropping by and supporting Christie Craig! I got your name down to be entered into tonight's drawing :-)

Bethany said...

Johanna,

Thank you for dropping by and supporting Christie Craig! The jewelry is gorgeous, isn't it? I've got you written down for tonight's drawing :-)

Bethany said...

Allie,

Thank you for dropping by and supporting Christie Craig! I hope you enjoy DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS. I laughed out loud reading it. I've got you written down to be entered into tonight's drawing for the necklace :-)

Bethany said...

I should say necklace and earrings because it's a set LOL Sorry about that.

Bethany said...

Phyllis,

Thank you so much for supporting Christie Craig. The necklace and earring set we're giving away is one Christie had especially commissioned for DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS and from what I can see it's gorgeous! I own jewelry made by Kathy at Beadmore Designs and it's lovely! I've got your name written down to be entered into tonight's drawing :-)

Bethany said...

Diana,

Thank you so much for dropping by and supporting Christie Craig! I've got your name written down to be entered into tonight's drawing for the necklace and earring set :-)

Bethany said...

*****THE CONTEST IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED*******

Colleen Thompson said...

Not here to enter the comment, but I wanted to say how much I love Christie Craig's books. She's one hilarious lady, and the bulldog in the coffin? Hah! Can't wait to read this!

Bethany said...

Colleen,

Thank you for dropping by! Good to "see" you. DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS is out today so you can get it and read about the Bulldog in the coffin :-)