Thank you so much, Kathy, for having me today and featuring CAN’T FAKE THIS. It’s an honor to be here. I’m so excited to announce my debut with Loose, Id was named 2011 Best Contemporary at Love Romance Café and received a GOLD Star from Just Erotic Romance Reviews!
This story started out on a whim. At the last minute, I decided to enter this 10,000 word contest. I’d written spicy mainstream, but this was my first dive into erotic waters. I didn’t win the contest, but after having what I thought was a good start, I added some more words and low and behold, this erotic became the first manuscript I sold.
CAN’T FAKE THIS is about 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.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…temptation in a hot package. For more, check out the book trailer and a super hot excerpt! The story definitely has my “Sexy, Sassy & Southern” trademark, but one of the things I like best about it is the relationship between Anna and her best friend. Like me, Anna goes to her best gal pal for advice and more often than not, whenever she needs to vent. Best friends never judge, no matter what stupid thing you do. They accept you for you and tell you the true, even if you don’t want to hear it.
Here’s a PG excerpt:
Marisol and I sat on her back porch, drinking hot chocolate on another relatively warm afternoon for December. God, I loved the South, where sixty degrees isn’t unusual for the height of winter. Even so, a flame blazed in the fire pit located in the center of her coffee table.
“Have you made a decision?” Marisol asked. She pushed around the remnants of the homemade smores our kids created earlier as she searched for more marshmallows to add to her cup. “It’s been over three weeks, and you were wrong. You said I’d pine for two weeks, but I’m still moping around barely able to function.”
“Has he contacted you?”
“At first, he would text every couple of days. Nothing big. He asked how I was. Stuff like that. I kept it light and distant, then today he sent me a message asking how was he ever going to get over me.”
“Did you reply?”
“No. I wanted to tell him, I’ll let you know when I figure out how I’m going to get over you, but then I got another message. Said he missed me all the time and it wasn’t just about sex. That he simply loved being with me.”
Marisol’s mouth dropped. “He’s seriously in love with you.”
“How do you feel?”
I took a big gulp of hot cocoa. “I’m attracted to him, but there’s more. I love him. He makes me laugh and feel good about myself. Chase cherishes and protects without dominating. He lets me be me and loves me for that.”
“Do you still think it’s a rebound thing?”
“No. I’ve done some serious soul searching, and all I could come up with is yeah, Frog number one should have been the jumping off board, but why dive again when I’m already over my head in love?”
Marisol sat her cup down and leaned forward to garner my full attention. “Take a chance. Don’t be afraid and risk happiness for the sake of obeying the post-divorce books.”
I rubbed my forehead, letting her words sink in.
I glanced at her.
“Better yet, go see him.”
Do you have a story about you and your best friend? An embarrassing moment? Mine involves a fender bender in high school. I wasn’t driving, but distracting my friend singing Elvira at the top of my lungs. I had her laughing so hard, she ran into this guy’s truck. Ironically, this guy also had such crush on her! That came in handy because he never lifted a brow about the little scratched on his pride and joy. Are there any touching stories you’d like to share? I’d love to hear about them!
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CAN’T FAKE THIS book trailer
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Casey Crow is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Alabama with degrees in Business Management and Dance. She received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Mobile. A resident of the Deep South, Casey stays busy running her two children to way too many activities. She also works as a dance choreographer, pageant coach of twenty years, professional emcee and model, and certified Miss America preliminary judge. In fact, she is a former Miss University of Alabama and NASCAR spokesmodel. She is addicted to CASTLE & REVENGE and works out constantly to compensate for her addiction to sweets and Barq’s root beer. She enjoys playing pool, tennis & golf but never has the time and is therefore, pitiful at all three. Casey is an award-winning author of “Sexy, Sassy & Southern” erotic and spicy contemporary romances. Her debut CAN’T FAKE THIS was named 2011 Best Contemporary at Love Romances Café and received a Gold Star from Just Erotic Romance Reviews. Visit her at www.caseycrow.com. Follow her on Twitter – caseyecrow and Facebook – Casey Crow.
To celebrate her visit here today, Ms. Crow is giving away a copy of Can’t Fake This to one lucky person who leaves a comment on today’s post:
Title: Can’t Fake This by Casey Crow
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary
Anna Ryan is a woman on a mission. She’s sassy, pretty, petite, and ready to reenter the dating world after a messy divorce. She will kiss a few frogs, but that’s okay because she needs the practice. As a romance author, one would think she knows about sex. Sure, she can bump and grind, but what she desires is passion – hot, steamy, mind-blowing chemistry.
She capitalizes on the instantaneous lust with Chase Harris, deciding he is Frog #1. Sucking up her anxiety, she proposes a plan no man can refuse – sex with no strings, no commitment, and complete control. The catch is he must teach her “to make love” and do it for the next twelve days, a Christmas present to herself. The confirmed playboy is intrigued by the idea and takes it a step further by using the traditional carol The Twelve Days of Christmas to illustrate each lesson.
Anna needs to sow some wild oats so that means letting him go, even if Chase says he loves her. Bachelors talk a good game, so why does the intense look in his eyes have to be so real? Like he means it? Like she is…the one?
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play.
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13 Responses to Guest Blog: Casey Crow & Can’t Fake This Contest
Great excerpt! And the great thing is ….I just started reading this!! I am really enjoying the story. I am hoping to finish by the weekend.
I love that the Frog changes into Prince Charming! Lovely excerpt. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.
Oh I have lots of stories about me and my best friend, but none of them are really fit to print… at the least the good ones anyways:) Thanks for the giveaway!!!
Kathy – Thanks for having me today!
Mel – So glad you are enjoying the book. It was a fun story to write!
Tamsyn – Thanks for stopping by. I love meeting new readers!
Yadira – The “unfit” ones are the best stories, aren’t they. Bet you’ve got some great memories. Thanks for visiting.
Congrats Casey!!! Don’t enter me in the contest I won this book last year just haven’t been able to find time to read it yet…great excerpt btw!!!
Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win a copy!
Beth – So glad you stopped by!
Timitra – Thanks for stopping by. Can’t wait to hear what you think about the book!
Great post. I am lucky that I have maintained a great friendship with my besttie since we were in junior high school! They are many times she has saved my butt and I think I’ve helped her out a few times too! We live in different states and have other friends to lean on too but Deb is always there without judgement and I am truly grateful. Without her, I wouldn’t be sober today.
Thanks for stopping by, Angie!
congrats on your first release! You only get one of those. Your story sounds sexy hot and I love that it is going with the 12 days of christmas. Fortunately for me my best friend is my sister and we have had our share of trouble and stories. Too many to count but I would do anything for her.
Congrats on winning, Eileen!
Thanks again, Kathy, for letting me hang out at your awesome blog!