Featured New Release: Christie Craig


It’s release day for my new friend Christie Craig. Her Divorced, Desperate, and Deceived comes out today, so I asked her the now-familiar question: What song makes you think of your book?

Here’s what she had to say:

Well, at first I almost chose: Old MacDonald Had a Farm

My stories are whimsical/quirky, fast paced, have lots of animals, are about down-home folks, and hopefully make a lot of people smile. Ahh, but then they’re also kind of sexy. And while I’ve often said that my books are hotter than a goat’s butt in pepper patch, let’s face it. A bunch of animals on a farm, or even a pepper patch, are not reflective of my sensual or suspenseful tone. So I had to go back to the drawing board. But I didn’t come away empty handed. I found: Hero, by Enrique Iglesias.

Okay, I know you’ve probably gotten this one before, but I’m a sucker for lyrics. And these words are so perfect for my book. In many ways this song resonates with the whole Divorced & Desperate series, because all my heroines in these three books are afraid to let another man in their life. They are all in desperate situations and all the heroes are determined to win their love, but first they have to keep them alive.

I can be your hero, baby
I can kiss away your pain
I will stand by you forever
You take my breath away

Stan, AKA, Luke, sees Kathy’s pain. He’s been trying to win her over for almost three years. More than anything, he wants to be her hero. She symbolizes everything he longs for in his life. Someone tender, who wants the simple things, someone who could accept him, flaws and all. But she can’t trust in love. While she’s turned him down more than any man should allow, and he should just give up, he can’t turn his back on her—especially when she accidentally gets caught up his past life, one that could get them both killed.

The lyrics continues to read:

Would you tremble,
If I touched your lips?
Would you laugh?
Oh please, tell me this.
Now would you die,
For the one you love?
Hold me in your arms tonight.

My books are sexy, my books have a heck of a lot of laughter and they are suspenseful. This song with its beautiful lyrics brings all that into the listener’s mind. Luke and Kathy are on the run, they find themselves laughing their way through stressful situations. Kathy has to defend herself with toilet tank lid, and then they find a dead guy in the Porta-potty. So yup, you’ll laugh, but you’ll never forget that danger is right around the corner. Forced to trust Luke with her life, Kathy learns to trust him with her heart. Falling in love has never been so risky, or so much fun.

Thanks so much asking me to participate, Susan. Here’s hoping my quirky stories offer a few smiles and sighs to your readers.

Divorced, Desperate, and Deceived. Pick it up, if only to find out about the dude in the Porta Potty!

Can’t get to a bookstore?? Well, Christie’s got a copy to share with you guys (US only, though, ’cause she’s paying for the mailing herself). Just leave a comment telling me WHY you want to read this and your e-mail. I’ll pick a winner on Monday the 30th.

No fancy hoops, like over at Rocks ‘n Reads. Just a comment will do!



  1. sandy

    November 24, 2009 9:01 am

    Good Luck to you friend, divorces aren’t easy to go through. I wish her well.

    Stopping in to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving,
    .-= sandy´s last blog ..Iwo Jima Monument in Washington, DC =-.

  2. Christie Craig

    November 24, 2009 9:36 am

    Thanks Sandy.

    Happy Thnaksgiving to you, too!


  3. Stacey Joy Netzel

    November 24, 2009 10:53 am

    Christie, I have a feeling you’ll get lots of mileage with the Porta Potty dude. And the toilet lid weapon. *grin*

    Happy release day!

  4. Gigi

    November 24, 2009 12:12 pm

    I think I would be like your heroines in your books if I was divorced. It would be hard for me to trust again.

  5. Christie Craig

    November 24, 2009 12:28 pm

    Thanks Stacey!

    Have a great Thanksgiving.


  6. Teresa W.

    November 24, 2009 12:29 pm

    This would be a new author for me, count me in!

  7. Anne

    November 24, 2009 12:44 pm

    I never win anything and yet I still keep trying :). I would love to give it a try because I love whimsical and quirky. Also, I am always looking for new authors to discover.

  8. Christie Craig

    November 24, 2009 1:10 pm

    Hi Teresa!

    You will always count around here! Thanks so much for stopping in. I hope someday I’m not new to you.

    Thanks for stopping in and have a great Thanksgiving.


  9. Christie Craig

    November 24, 2009 1:12 pm


    Keep on trying girl. You will succeed!!! I hope end up on your bookshelves soon.

    Happy Turkey Day.


  10. kh

    November 24, 2009 1:23 pm

    love your books
    congrats on the book and great reviews
    i would love to read more
    have not read the divorce books

  11. Christie Craig

    November 24, 2009 1:44 pm

    Hi kh!

    Thanks so much for stopping in. Hope you have scrumptious holiday!!!!


  12. Cory

    November 24, 2009 1:52 pm

    Ok, I have to admit that the guy in the porta potty is reason enough to be interested. I know that next time I see the two porta potties at the end of my work building I’ll be thinking about your book!
    But, I also like stories about men with a dangerous past. And a guy that is still trying to get a girl that’s been saying no for three years, that’s just appealing to me…

  13. Christie Craig

    November 24, 2009 2:01 pm

    Hi Cory,

    In my defense, I had to put the dead guy somewhere until I could find time to bury him!! LOL.

    Yup, my hero isn’t a quitter. Not when it comes to the woman he loves.

    Thanks for stopping in. Have a great holiday.


  14. Shelley Munro

    November 25, 2009 4:19 am

    You had me at funny and sexy…
    Good luck with your new release, Christie.
    .-= Shelley Munro´s last blog ..The Modern-Day Reformed Rake =-.

  15. Christie Craig

    November 25, 2009 8:44 am

    Hi Shelley,

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Have a great thanksgiving.


  16. Christie Craig

    November 25, 2009 8:45 am


    Again, thank you so much for allowing me to be here today. I had a great time.

    I hope you have a wonderful, delicious Turkey Day.


  17. Thomma Lyn

    November 25, 2009 3:12 pm

    Congrats to Christie on her release! I’d love to read her book. I enjoy stories in which a person who has dealt with a great deal of pain in their past learns to accept and trust love.
    .-= Thomma Lyn´s last blog ..Over the Top Award =-.

  18. Dorothy Stahlnecker

    November 25, 2009 6:23 pm

    Wishing you great luck and your friend to find some peace in this often harsh world where we venture to get through life and survive.

    Dorothy from grammology
    .-= Dorothy Stahlnecker´s last blog ..Family or Friend Fights can hurt so much forever.. =-.

  19. Alice Audrey

    November 26, 2009 6:54 pm

    I gotta hear about the dude in the port-a-potty. Count me in.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..130/365 Through the Woods =-.

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