RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY!!!

Do you know what day it is? Yes, it’s finally release day.  Not only for Divorced, Desperate and Daring but for Unspoken!

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Unspoken, Della’s third and final book in my Shadow Falls’ After Dark series is now out! Della is one of my favorite Shadow Falls characters, and she has been struggling with family, the FRU and let’s not forget the boys, in her first two books. In Unspoken, the $hit really hits the fan. But Della is a fighter and a survivor, but will she survive intact? Find out in Unspoken! RT gave Unspoken a 4 1/2 star Read the review at RT Book Reviews. And don’t miss my interview in RT.

Order your copy of Unspoken at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, IndieBound and Kobo. Look for it in bookstores everywhere today.

Well, you have been waiting to read Shari and Danny’s story, and now you can.

Smart and sassy . . .

Sheri Thompson knew better.  She could spot a horn dog from a mile away, especially when she’d been warned about him countless times by her best friend.  Still, when Danny started smooth talking Sheri at that same friend’s wedding, she couldn’t resist.  It was the best one-night stand of her life.  Heck, the best night of her life.   And then she woke up alone.

Divorced and determined to stay that way . . .

Detective Danny Henderson didn’t like fear, but he’d felt a lot of it that morning he’d woken up feeling all warm and cozy next to the one woman that might just make an honest man of him.  Six months later, fear has punched him in the gut again, but worse this time.  He’s investigating a murder plot…a planned hit.  The target: Sheri Thompson.  This time his fear won’t get the best of him.   He’ll kick ass to keep her safe and make sure he gets a second chance at countless more nights with the woman of his dreams.

Will Danny be able to protect Sheri from a killer? Will Sheri be able to forgive Danny for running out on her? You’ll have to read Divorced, Desperate and Daring to find out. And when you do, you’ll also learn:

  • Nothing kills the joy of spending a wonderful night with a guy who feels like Mr. Right, more than waking up alone.
  • Falling head first into love with a commitment phobe doesn’t automatically mean you’re wasting your time, it just means you have to work a little harder.  And that’s the fun kind of work.
  • Meeting your future mother-in-law can be awkward if you’re naked.
  • Never eat leftovers from someone’s fridge without knowing how long they’ve been in there or where the Pepto-Bismol is kept.
  • When a tough, sexy cop puts on a Little Mermaid party hat just to make a little old lady happy, he might be a keeper.
  • Sometimes it’s not what you say, but what you don’t say that can hurt the most and make a relationship hard.
  • Sometimes a hero becomes more of a hero when you discover his vulnerability.
  • Holding on to anger and resentment is like living life in the shadows.  Forgiveness invites sunshine and hope into one’s world.
  • The only things scarier than falling in love is losing the person you fallen for.

You can order Divorced, Desperate and Daring at IBooks, Amazon, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.

Giveaway!

Once you have ordered your copy, let me know in the comment section below. I’m giving away five copies of Lori Wilde’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel and five copies of Diane Kelly’s Death, Taxes and a Chocolate Cannoli to ten people who have bought Divorced, Desperate and Daring. You can’t beat that deal, buy my book and be entered to win a book by another author. And if you haven’t read Lori Wilde or Diane Kelly’s books, boy are you in for a treat!

51IfaZwijaL._SX308_BO1,204,203,200_Christmas in Twilight, Texas, is all merriment and mistletoe. The Cookie Club is whipping up their most festive sweets, the townspeople are scrambling to get their holiday shopping done, and Joe—a hometown guy with a restless heart—is dreaming about the woman he wants to kiss most . . .

. . . And who happens to be staying at his sister’s place over the holidays, while Joe’s sister is away. But Joe isn’t quite sure he wants to be a living Christmas present to runaway law student Gabi Preston.

Joe thinks the sassy sweetheart he nicknames “Trouble” won’t inconvenience anything but his healthy sex drive. But when he discovers the reasons Gabi escaped from her life, he aches to give her everything she’s never had. As the magic of the season draws them together, the gift of love is the only one worth giving…

I’ll Be Home for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel is released today and you can order it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

41aX98YOaqL._SX304_BO1,204,203,200_TRUE CRIME DOESN’T PAY…TAXES.

IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway has risked her life to take down drug cartels and other dangerous tax frauds. But going after the mob is one offer she can’t refuse…

He’s no Tony Soprano. Still, local crime boss Giustino “Tino” Fabrizio is one shady character that Tara would love to see behind bars. He operates a security business-or so he claims on his tax forms-but his clients don’t feel so secure when it’s time to pay up. Problem is, no one can get close enough to nail this wiseguy for extortion. No one, that is, except Tara…

Going undercover, Tara lands a waitress job at Benedetta’s Bistro-which is owned and operated by Tino’s wife. Being surrounded by cream-filled cannolis could be hazardous to Tara’s waistline…even though the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Only thing Tara can’t afford to do now is blow her cover. Because serving Tino his just desserts will surely come with a price…

Death, Taxes and a Chocolate Cannoli is also out today! You can order it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

Do You Have What It Takes?

Kindle1Want to win a Kindle Fire HD 8 and a CC Hunter Born to Read t-shirt? All you have to do is pre-order your copy of my YA novel Unspoken. It can be an ebook or a print book, whichever you prefer. Then you go to Kindle Giveaway and fill in the form. Come on, if you think you’re going to buy it anyway, why not pre-order and enter for a chance to win a Kindle and a t-shirt? Unspoken will be release in just one week, on October 27th, so if you are going to pre-order it, you better hurry up! Pre-order now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo.

Divorced and Desperate Continues…

Also releasing on October 27th is the next book in my Divorced & Desperate series, Divorced, Desperate and Daring. I can’t wait for you to read Sheri and Danny’s story. They are so funny and sweet together. That’s not to say they don’t have their issues. Boy, do they ever have issues!! Sheri and Danny both regret their one night stand, but they also can’t help remembering how great it was. Will they be able to forget it long enough to keep Sheri from getting killed? Or will those emotions be the one thing that saves her?

 Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00075]Smart and sassy . . .

Sheri Thompson knew better. She could spot a horn dog from a mile away, especially when she’d been warned about him countless times by her best friend. Still, when Danny started smooth-talking Sheri at that same friend’s wedding, she couldn’t resist. It was the best one-night stand of her life. Heck, the best night of her life.  And then she woke up alone.

Divorced and determined to stay that way . . .

Detective Danny Henderson didn’t like fear, but he’d felt a lot of it that morning he’d woken up feeling all warm and cozy next to the one woman that might just make an honest man of him. Six months later, fear has punched him in the gut again, but worse this time. He’s investigating a murder plot . . . a planned hit. The target: Sheri Thompson. This time his fear won’t get the best of him. He’ll kick ass to keep her safe and make sure he gets a second chance at countless more nights with the woman of his dreams.

Divorced, Desperate and Dating is exclusively available at iBooks. So, pre-order your copy today so you’ll have it on your reader the second it’s released!

Don’t Forget!!!

bookbash1528329October 24th. I’ll be at Spook-Tacular at the Grand Palace, 314-A Pruitt Road, Spring, TX 77380, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. I look forward to this every year because it’s always a blast. So if you live in the Houston, TX area, I hope you’ll attend. I’d love to meet you! Books will be sold onsite and you may bring up to two books from home to be signed. There will be lots of giveaways and I’ll be holding a drawing for five ARCs of Unspoken. Costumes are encouraged! For ticket information go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spook-tacular-book-bash-tickets-17176450225.

 

 

374 (1)October 30th, I’ll be at Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77084, 6:00-8:00 PM. Be one of the first twenty fans to purchase a copy of Unspoken at the book signing and you’ll get a free Born to Read t-shirt. Pre-orders will count towards the t-shirt giveaway, but you do have to be present at the event to receive one. Everyone who buys a copy of Unspoken at the signing will be entered into a drawing where I’ll be giving away five signed ARCs of Almost Midnight. For more information go to http://www.katybooks.com/event/author-signing-cc-hunter-0.

Only the Bravest Need Apply!!

Do you have what it takes?  Could you be a Christie Craig Character?  Below are five out of a list of ten requirements for my characters in my Divorced & Desperate Series. Next week, I’ll post the remaining five.

1.)  Flaws, wonderful fabulous flaws

Yeah, I know some people think heroes and heroines need to be “gooder than grits.”  But I’m here to tell you that while my heroes/heroines must have some shining attributes, if they don’t have a couple of flaws, they aren’t going to get this job.  Let’s face it, perfect people with little issues to work on, are as boring as watching toenails grow.

I need someone who is a little too stubborn for her own good.  In Divorced, Desperate and Daring, when Sheri’s told the right thing to do, she decides to try something a little different. I need someone who loves hard, but might need to be schooled on the art forgiveness.  I need characters who speaks before they think, who puts their tootsies in their mouths so many times that they have foot prints on the roofs of their mouths.  I need characters who make mistakes, but then are willing to pay for them, because I never give my characters a break.

2.) Lots of emotional baggage

I need something to work with here.  And the Divorced & Desperate series was inspired around this very thing.  Did your ex get caught on camera playing pin the secretary to the elevator wall?  Did your ex decide to switch teams, and I don’t mean football?  Did your ex get caught trying to hire a hit man to go after your butt? If so, let’s sit down and have a heart to heart, because you just might be my kind of character.

3.) Be willing to compromise, improvise, and be flexible

You need to know going in that nothing is going to happen the way you plan it to.  It’s called a plot and it can’t be predictable.  And honey, if you find yourself in a bad situation, weaponless, don’t just stand there and be a victim, find something to use.  My heroines have protected themselves with singing fish, toilet tank lids, and petrified dinosaur poop.  In Divorced, Desperate and Daring, let’s just say Sheri’s choice of weapon brings new meaning to “touched by an angel.”

4.) Secrets—the dirtier the better

Did your mama swap husbands more often than she changed purses?  Is your mama a bit of a teetotaler, a hypochondriac—and in truth you’re a bit like her?   Was your daddy’s ugly mug on the most wanted list of FBI?  Hey, are you not who you say you are, but really an undercover FBI agent hiding out in the Witness Protective Program? Was your daddy, the good-hearted preacher, really a closet alcoholic?    Did your mama not want you or dress you funny?  If so, boy howdy do I have a position for you.  Readers love secrets, because who we are, the wounds we carry around in our souls are, most of the time, directly related to the things we don’t want to talk about.

5.) Family who either left you or drive you mad

I know most of us are raising our hands right now, saying that would be me!  Don’t we all have some crazy family?  Ahh, but I mean extra crazy.   Now, I don’t expect for you to be mean, because you gotta love these people, even those who have abandoned you, took bit of your heart.  But for those other relatives, the ones who often drive you batty . . . well, let’s face it, I write humor, and I’m gonna need someone that I can use for comedic relief.  Plus, if you are being upfront about being a flawed character, there’s a good probability that you came by it naturally.  The wormy apple never falls that far from the tree, if you understand what I’m saying.  Plainly put, if you don’t have someone in your family tree that you wish you could just lock in the attic, then you may not fulfill my needs for a character.  You see, I’m gonna need a mom like Sheri’s in Divorced, Desperate & Daring—one who when God passed out ditz, she heard tits, and accidently got in the line twice.  Oh, Sheri loves her, but that woman always manages to say the wrong thing at the wrong time and man can that make a scene funny.

Now, which ones of these requirements do you have?

Divorced, Desperate and Daring

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00075]October is half over, and do you know what that means? Yup, not long till October 27th, the release of Shari and Danny’s story, Divorced, Desperate and Daring.  I posted a few teasers for you last week, so I thought I’d give you a few more this week.

  • Nothing kills the joy of spending a wonderful night with a guy who feels like Mr. Right, more than waking up alone.
  • Falling head first into love with a commitment phobe doesn’t automatically mean you’re wasting your time, it just means you have to work a little harder.  And that’s the fun kind of work.
  • Meeting your future mother-in-law can be awkward if you’re naked.
  • Never eat leftovers from someone’s fridge without knowing how long they’ve in there or where the Pepto-Bismol is kept.
  • When a tough, sexy cop puts on a Little Mermaid party hat just to make a little old lady happy, he might be a keeper.
  • Sometimes it not what you say, but what you don’t say that can hurt the most and make a relationship hard.

So don’t miss out on Divorced, Desperate and a Daring; pre-order it today at iBooks.

Unspoken_revised (1)I’ve got another book coming out on October 27th. Yup. that’s right, my YA Shadow Falls: After Dark novel Unspoken is releasing on the same day at Divorced, Desperate and Daring. I’m really excited about it, and I thought Id share a few teasers with you.

  • In Unspoken, Perry is confronted by one of his long lost family members.  Too bad Burnett had to arrest him.
  • In Unspoken, as Della attempts to get her father off a murder charge, she becomes a murder suspect herself.
  • In Unspoken, every attempt to prove her father’s innocence leads Della to more evidence that he’s not.
  • In Unspoken, Perry returns to Miranda, but a certain FRU agent refuses to be forgotten.
  • In Unspoken, Della finally makes the decision to fake her own death, and to walk away from her family, and it’s breaking her heart.
  • In Unspoken, Chase has to eat crow not once, but twice to Burnett.
  • In Unspoken, Della finally knows which guy holds the key to her heart.

You can pre-order Unspoken at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

Come On By!

October 24th. I’ll be at Spook-Tacular at the Grand Palace, 314-A Pruitt Road, Spring, TX 77380, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. Books will be sold onsite and you may bring up to two books from home to be signed. There will be lots of giveaways and I’ll be holding a drawing for five ARCs of Unspoken. Costumes are encouraged! For ticket information go to Spook-Tacular.

October 30th, I’ll be at Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77084, 6:00-8:00 PM. Be one of the first twenty fans to purchase a copy of Unspoken at the book signing and you’ll get a free Born to Read t-shirt. Pre-orders will count towards the t-shirt giveaway, but you do have to be present at the even to receive one. Everyone who buys a copy of Unspoken at the signing will be entered into a drawing where I’ll be giving away five signed ARCs of Almost Midnight. For more information go to Katy Budget Books.

Are You Daring Enough?

Do you know what happens on October 27th? No, it’s not Columbus Day or Halloween. It’s the release of Divorced, Desperate and Daring! Between you and me, I think Danny has met his match in Sheri. Am I excited for you to read their story? You betcha! I want you to be excited too, so I thought I’d share a few teasers from Divorced, Desperate and Daring:

  • Bridesmaids’ dresses can be a real “b” with an itch.
  • Discovering you’re on someone’s hit list can really put a downer on your day.
  • Nothing in life would be easy without your best friend.
  • Wax jobs don’t always go right! Ouch!!
  • Not all mistakes are forgivable, but some just take more time than others.
  • Bombs are serious business.  You might get nailed right in the A$$.
  • English Mastiffs are gentle giants with a lot of drool.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00075]Smart and sassy . . .

Sheri Thompson knew better.  She could spot a horn dog from a mile away, especially when she’d been warned about him countless times by her best friend.  Still, when Danny started smooth talking Sheri at that same friend’s wedding, she couldn’t resist.  It was the best one-night stand of her life.  Heck, the best night of her life.   And then she woke up alone.

Divorced and determined to stay that way . . .

Detective Danny Henderson didn’t like fear, but he’d felt a lot of it that morning he’d woken up feeling all warm and cozy next to the one woman that might just make an honest man of him.  Six months later, fear has punched him in the gut again, but worse this time.  He’s investigating a murder plot…a planned hit.  The target: Sheri Thompson.  This time his fear won’t get the best of him.   He’ll kick ass to keep her safe and make sure he gets a second chance at countless more nights with the woman of his dreams.

You can pre-order Divorced, Desperate and Daring exclusively at IBooks.