Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Blame It On Texas Blog Tour: Feature & Giveaway


Book 2 in the Hotter In Texas series!


Zoe Adams has always been content with her quiet nights at home, watching TV alone-until her life turns into a real-life episode of Unsolved Mystery Hunters. The story of a kidnapped girl triggers unexplained memories, and Zoe is dead-set on figuring out why. Her search leads her to one of the Lone Star State's richest families-and to sexy PI Tyler Lopez.

Tyler has sworn off women, especially redheads with killer curves who poke their noses into his clients' private lives. Still, he can't deny the attraction any more than he can deny that some of Zoe's crazy story makes sense. But when she becomes a hit man's target, this cold case starts heating up. Suddenly, Tyler will do anything to protect Zoe-even risk his heart.

Ten Things You Will Learn from Blame it on Texas.

1. Guys don’t like to play dress up; but when one willingly dresses as a clown for their six-year-old niece’s birthday party—because the real clown canceled—he’s one special uncle.  And could possibly make a special hero for some lucky lady.

2. Sometimes, fear itself can do much more damage to us than the thing we’re actually afraid of.

3. Any man who doesn’t cuss up a blue streak when you dump a plate of hot grits on him can’t be all bad.  (In fact, he might just be The One.)

4. It’s important to remember the lessons of the past so we can use them when making decisions for the future.  But those lessons should never keep us from having the future we deserve.

5. Before accusing the sexy guy who pounced, knocked you down, and crawled on top of you of being foreplay impaired; check to see if someone is shooting at you.

6. The southern delicacy of a banana and mayonnaise sandwich may be an acquired taste, especially when a hungry hero chomps down on the delicacy and is expecting ham and cheese.

7. If you think getting caught screaming and dancing on top of a mattress—all while attempting to rescue your cat from an overzealous dog—can be slightly embarrassing, try doing it while you’re wet from the shower, and as naked as a jay bird.  Oh, and just to make it even more fun, make sure you're caught by your possible love interest who hasn’t seen you naked yet, and  . . . (yes it can get worse) his two best friends.

8. It’s downright amazing how playing a few rounds of Strip Scrabble can spice up an evening.

9. A family doesn’t always have to be the people who share your bloodline; sometimes, the best families are those we make when we gather together all the people we love.

10. Learning to trust yourself is usually a lot harder than trusting another person.  But both are generally required before finding true love.

Hotter In Texas video:

3 winners will win a copy of Blame It On Texas! Open to US/Can. only. No P.O. Boxes please. Giveaway ends 8/15/12 at 12PM EST. Good luck!


  1. Congrats on the new release. Loved your Ten Things list, number seven being the funniest. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. I loved the first book in the series. Next week is my birthday. Hopefully this will be one of my presents.


  2. Peanut butter and banana, sure. Mayonnaise and banana? No way. This sounds like a fun read.


  3. Great list! Can't wait to read this story and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  4. Thanks for a very fun post and giveaway! Congrats on the newest release! definitely going to be adding this to my wishlist :)


  5. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

  6. This book sounds like just the thing to cheer my daughter in law up when she returns for the new school year. She loves her house in upstate NY and would live there year round if she could.

    If I win, I'll have it mailed directly to her. She'll love it.


  7. This sounds great! I am so excited to read it! Love the list!

    kerryjcj [at] verizon [dot] com

  8. thanks for the funny blog and the giveaway, the book sounds really good...;ove to read it!

  9. It looks like a fun book.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  10. Sounds great. I love the cover.

  11. I'm a fan of Christie's books. They never fail to make me laugh.
    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  12. The video trailer is fun! Also, I like the lessons I'll be learning. #4 is important. I always try to learn from past mistakes.

  13. What the hell...banana and mayo? That is just wrong. I don't know many guys in Texas, and I live here that wouldn't loose it being served that. But I am curious to know why it is being served.

    Thanks so much!
    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  14. Loved the list, especially the one about "the best families are those we make when we gather together all the people we love." I love it!

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  15. Love your list. This book sounds really good, and I'd like to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


  16. I like #2 and #4. Thanks for the contest.

  17. HI Bells and Everyone!

    Thank you so much for posting my list. I had a blast writing this book. I hope everyone enjoys it.


  18. So excited for another Christie Craig book! Can't wait to read it :)

  19. REALLY happy it is finally coming out! Can't wait!

  20. Cant wait to read this book. Loved the first book

  21. I can't wait to get a copy of this book, love her books.