Reviewers Are Awesome!

I love book reviewers! They can really make a difference when it comes to book sales. I have a list of book review websites that receive advanced copies of my books. Then, they are asked to read it and post an honest review. I have been fortunate and received some wonderful reviews. Some reviewers also request interviews. I try to post links on my social media to as many of those reviews as I can.

I know a good review can sell books and a bad review can hurt sales. So obviously many people read reviews of a book before they purchase it. I have been known to read the reviews on Amazon, B&N, etc., check out how many stars a book got when deciding to purchase it.

But you don’t have to have a blog or website to post a review of a book. I ask my readers to please post reviews of my books on their purchase sites. It can really make a difference. And I do read those reviews. And to those that have left reviews of my books on social media—THANK YOU! You are awesome and I really appreciate it.

These are just a few kind things reviewers have said about Don’t Breathe a Word, releasing Nov. 5th:

  • “Didn’t want to put it down.  Don’t Breathe a Word is a roller coaster ride with riveting suspense, relentless emotion, and characters that will steal your heart.”—New York Times Bestselling author, Darynda Jones
  • “Romantic suspense fans will mark this as a series to watch.”—Publishers Weekly
  • “Craig delivers a top-notch, breakneck romantic thriller.”—New York Times Bestselling author Lori Wilde

Do you read book reviews before purchasing a book? If you’re in a book store and see a book, do you look up reviews on your phone? If you read 10 good reviews and 1 bad one, would you purchase the book anyway? How much do reviews influence your book purchases?

Preorder Contest For Only $2.99!!!!

Don’t forget my preorder contest for Don’t Breathe a Word. Time is running out! This contest closes on Nov. 5th with the release of Don’t Breathe a Word. So preorder it now for only $2.99, then send a copy of your receipt to christie@christie-craig.com. It’s that easy! (Sorry, but this contest is for U.S. residents only.)

 

 

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/DontBreatheaWordGR
IndieBound: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordIB
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordBN
Apple Books: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordAB
Amazon: http://bit.ly/DontBreatheAWordAMZ

 

Don’t Breathe a Word

Time is running out to get Don’t Breathe a Word for only $2.99 in my preorder sale and enter my preorder contest. Once Don’t Breathe a Word is released on Nov. 5th, the contest ends. So if you want a chance to win these two cool wine glasses (which can be used for any beverage), a $25 Amazon gift card and box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates! (Sorry, but this giveaway is for U.S. residents only.)

 

New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig returns with her next heart-stopping romantic suspense about a woman on the run and the man trying to uncover her secrets.
Police detective Juan Acosta doesn’t only carry scars on the outside. He’s filled with guilt and anger ever since his undercover job led to the murder of those he loved the most. Now he’s living for one thing: revenge. That is, until Juan meets his beautiful new neighbor.

Vicki Holloway prides herself on being capable and independent, but her life is turned upside down when her sister Sara is killed by an abusive ex. Fearing for the safety of her niece, Vicki and the little girl go into hiding…resurfacing in Texas with new identities.
Juan finds his once-frozen heart thawing around Vicki, but he knows she’s hiding something. Juan needs answers, but Vicki isn’t talking. She has to keep her secrets if she wants to keep Bell safe, which means resisting her growing feelings for the sexy, scarred man next door. But when Juan’s quest for justice brings danger to her door, divulging the truth might be the only thing that keeps her alive.
Includes the bonus novella “Hot Target” by April Hunt!

CONTEST

To enter my preorder contest, just preorder Don’t Breathe a Word, then send a copy of the receipt to me at christie@christie-craig.com. That’s it. You’ll be entered to win. Contest ends Nov. 5th with the release of Don’t Breathe a Word.

Preorder now at:

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/DontBreatheaWordGR

IndieBound: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordIB

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordBN

Apple Books: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordAB

Amazon: http://bit.ly/DontBreatheAWordAMZ

Preorder Contest!!

 

Fall has come to most of y’all, but it’s still pretty hot in Texas. And Texas isn’t the only thing that’s hot. In Don’t Breathe a Word, the second book in my Texas Justice series, Detective Juan Acosta is hotter than Texas blacktop in August. In fact, Vicki Trever, his beautiful, independent neighbor is having trouble keeping her distance. And it’s important she keep him at arm’s length since she’s running for her life. She can’t trust anyone—not even Juan.

 

 

 

And if you preorder Don’t Breathe a Word, you can win these lovely wine glasses, some chocolate (and who doesn’t love chocolate?) and a $25.00 Amazon gift card. Wow, right? All you have to do it preorder Don’t Breathe a Word and email a copy of the receipt to me at christie@christie-craig.com, and you’ll be entered. It’s really that easy!

 

 

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/DontBreatheaWordGR

IndieBound: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordIB

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordBN

Apple Books: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordAB

Amazon: http://bit.ly/DontBreatheAWordAMZ

And you’re gonna love Juan and Vicki. Because in Don’t Breathe a Word, you’ll learn:

  • While scars on the outside are easy to see, it’s a lot harder to see the scars on the inside.
  • Kids are less judgmental than adults They love you no matter what.
  • Sometimes keeping secrets can lead others to jump to the wrong conclusion.
  • Angels can kick ass—even the cute ass of a cop.

Halloween and Preorder News!

Halloween is just around the corner. I love Halloween, especially when my kids were little. They’d dress up in costumes and I’d take them trick or treating around our neighborhood. We don’t get a lot of kids trick or treating where we live now. I still buy too much candy—not a good idea to have left over candy! I still decorate, but not as much as I used to. Still, that doesn’t keep me from looking on Pinterest at cool ideas for Halloween decorations. Some people are so creative. I thought I’d share some ideas I found (and may try) with you. Some are cute and some are scary, so something for everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you feel about Halloween? Do you go all out and dress up? Maybe scare the neighborhood children with your decorations?

Don’t Forget!

Don’t Breathe a Word, the second book in my Texas Justice series is up for preorder.

Preorder now at:

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/DontBreatheaWordGR  

IndieBound:http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordIB 

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordBN 

Apple Books: http://bit.ly/dontbreatheawordAB 

Amazon: http://bit.ly/DontBreatheAWordAMZ

Recent Lessons Learned or Relearned at the Craig House

I’m a firm believer in learning our lessons.  I mean, if we don’t learn from our mistakes, then what’s the use in our making them, right?  And yes, some lessons are those we have to repeat over and over before the light bulb comes on and we reach the amazingly intelligent conclusion of, “Duh.”

Okay, so I admit it, we at the Craig house have experienced our share of “duh” moments.   Below are a few lessons we at the Craig house have learned over the years.

Hubby:  Do not microwave a toothbrush.  Yes, it sounds reasonable that to stick it in a cup of water and set the time on one minute might be sure to kill the germs and therefore save you from the $1.99 of having to purchase a new one every three weeks, but it doesn’t work.

Son:  Do not microwave a whole egg.  Yes, I know you want to prove mama wrong when I say you can’t do that, but when the egg explodes coating the microwave with scrambled egg, you’re going to be sorry.

Me:  Never attempt to move a feline that is about to throw up a hair ball.  Believe it or not, there are worse places for a hair-ball to land other than where you thought it might end up.

Son:  To clean a cell phone you DO NOT run it through the washing machine.  To dry a cell phone, DO NOT run it though the dryer.  In other words, check your dad-burn jeans before doing laundry!

Me:  When son says, smell this, and has funny look on his face, don’t do it.  When son says, taste this and has a green appearance in skin tone, don’t do it.

Son:  Puking is not a team sport.  Yes, when you were small, mama always held your head and kept a damp cloth to your brow during these times of needs.  At eighteen, and with a man-size stomach, you are lucky if mom tosses a wet rag at you and says I hope everything comes out all right.

Son: Just because it’s in the refrigerator doesn’t mean it’s still edible.  P.S.  Refer to lesson above for reference.

Hubby:  Never start whining about losing your glasses until after you check the top of your head.

Me:  Never attempt to wax my own eyebrows.  (No explanation needed.)

Hubby:  Never ever, under any circumstances, ask your wife what happened to her eyebrows.

Okay…so there you have it. Some of the life lessons we have learned at the Craig house.  What about you guys?  Any lessons you could share?  Come on, I shared.