Monday, September 15, 2014

Guest Blog: Books Are Our Friends by Codi Gary

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Make Me Crazy

by Codi Gary







Miranda “Rand” Coleman has seen the way love can wreck a person and wants absolutely no part of it. When her granddaddy dies suddenly, he leaves a clause in his will that has her married in three months or she loses her inheritance. Unwilling to give up the Double C Ranch, she starts to set her eyes towards the eligible men in town, with little luck in finding a man she can stand for a minute let alone a year. Until she sets eyes on the new veterinarian and enlists the help of her womanizing best friend, Jake, to help. 

Jake Hansen is a single guy who likes his women pretty and uncomplicated, with no plans to settle down anytime soon. When he decides to help Rand hook her man, he has no idea the effect watching Rand change would have on him. Especially when she starts letting her gorgeous brown hair down and showing off a body he didn’t even know she had. Before too long, Jake isn’t just lusting after his best friend, he’s feeling downright possessive. But when it comes down to the wire, will he get over his issues and step up to the alter…or lose the only woman he was ever meant to love?






Rand pulled her hand away from him and he covered his smile with his hand as she looked surprised by the compliment. “I don’t remember.”


Tandy leaned on the table and the woman’s look was downright sultry. “Well it looks awesome on you.”


Jake blinked. The girl wasn’t being friendly. She was flirting...with Rand.


Rand seemed oblivious to Tandy’s interest. “I got it as a present for my birthday, and was going to take it back, but my granddaddy couldn’t find the receipt.”


Tandy actually batted her lashes. “Well that would have been a damn shame.”


Alright, it was funny at first but that was too much. “I’ll have the chicken enchiladas with two tacos.” Both women turned to stare at him and he focused all of his attention on Rand, “Honey, what do you want to eat?”


Rand looked back up at Tandy when she answered. “I’ll have a bean and cheese burrito with rice and beans.”


“Coming right up.” Tandy said.           Her smiled faded when her gaze shifted to him, her expression downright hostile. This time he watched her walk away and turned back to Rand with wide eyes. “Did you see that?”


“You checking out our waitress?” Rand asked with false sweetness.           It was his turn to be angry. “No, the glare she sent me.” “Right because women usually glare at you.”            Jake said very patiently, “Rand honey, I have no interest in that woman and I’m telling you, I am not her type.”           “How do you know that?” He leaned back in his seat and grinned. “Because it wasn’t me she was checking out.”





Guest Post


Books are our friends

By Codi Gary


When I moved to Idaho, I must have re-read everything on my bookshelves at least twice until we moved to Buhl, Idaho and I discovered the local library. I hadn't made any friends yet, so while I was writing my fantastic first novel (snort) I discovered the local library. I had never had a library card before and as I didn't have an ereader yet, I always read physical books. So, when I started checking out six books at a time, and finishing them I a week, I became obsessed. YA, romance, suspense...I devoured it all and for three straight months I was never without a new book. During this time I was writing very little in that first novel, until one day it hit me; "Why am I reading other people's work and not finishing my own?"


So, I put my reading obsession on hold and finished that first fantastic book (snort). After my novella, The Trouble with Sexy was picked up for publication, I was too busy writing my next book to read. For a year after that I think I read a total of five books, and it wasn't until I went to RWA that first year that I remembered how much fun it was to get lost in a story. I read one and a half books on the plane ride home and ten more that month. What I've learned is that there has to be a happy medium for writers, because we were readers first. Books were our friends long before we started writing them, which is why I created the "book-cation" for those breaks in my schedule where I can be an obsessive book worm once more. Sure, I still continue to read books throughout the year, but the book-cation is for those binge readings, where one book after another gets checked off the TBR list.


In short, don't ignore your friends.  









AUTHOR Bio and Links:


An obsessive bookworm for twenty years, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family. Visit her website www.codigarysbooks.comfor latest news, social media, or just to say hi!


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This is the second book in the Loco, Texas series..









Codi will be awarding a signed copy of Make Me Crazy to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop (US ONLY) during the tour; and a Grand Prize of a $25 Amazon/BN GC plus a signed copy of Make Me Crazy (US ONLY) will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. A randomly drawn host during the tour will be awarded a $25 Amazon/BN GC.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

MomJane said...

This excerpt was really fun. I loved the sound of this book.

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

Raelynn said...

I love the names! Rand and

Elena said...

I like the excerpt. Thank you!

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bn100 said...

Interesting premise

bn100 said...

Interesting premise

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Natasha said...

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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