I’m ending 2014 with a sale on my latest release, Shifting Currents. If you haven’t picked up a copy, and judging by the lack of sales, a lot of you haven’t, now’s your chance to grab it at ONLY $0.99 through December 31st before the price goes back to $2.99 on January 1, 2015! (more…)
Food is Rosie’s life, and life is good. She loves it, makes it, serves it in her diner, writes about it in her blog, and she’s happy. At least until a storm puts a rather large tree limb through her roof, and a sex-in-a-tool-belt roofer on top of her cabin.
But that’s not where she wants him. No, she wants him behind her with a strip of leather in his hand. That’s what makes her edgy—vulnerability is not her style. Except the more prickly she gets with him, the more he turns on the charm.
Decker arrives in Blue Ridge, Georgia, with nothing on his mind but a job and some new scenery. His legendary patience is tested from the first moment he meets sharp-tongued Rosie. She’s got hips that sway, non-stop curves and a mouth that needs to be filled with things that are much sweeter than vinegar.
A few singe-worthy kisses, and Decker uncovers passions that will likely earn her every red stripe she’s begging for. And Rosie discovers Decker’s got a hunger burning deep inside to give her anything and everything she needs. Maybe even…forever.
Warning: Between the sheets of this book you’ll find a twist on a decadent southern dessert, sweet rose wine, picnic table sexiness, truck sex, a man who knows how to give a spanking and a woman who knows how to bend over a hot yummy lap.
Mmm. Mmm. Mmm!
I hope y’all enjoy this book. It’s a little longer than Sweet Caroline. It’s a little darker, as some have put it. There’s a little bit of power play going on, but as in all my books, it’s subtle. I like subtle.
Rosie is feisty. Decker is hot. They are firecrackers together.
Did y’all know Neil Diamond is a nominee for the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame? I think that’s awesome. I grew up listening to him among others and honestly, whodathunk that his songs would inspire the names of a few kinky erotic romance books?
Cracklin’ Rosie, as most of my books are, is very personal to me. There are things in it that I have taken from my life, my childhood, my experiences, my desires, some of my loves. It makes my writing a more personal experience and the investment is greater. Some of those things are my spanking fetish, my love of coffee, my love of food, comfort food in particular and hamburgers especially.
If you’ve seen any of my tweets when I’ve talked about Red Robin, y’all know I love a good burger. And it’s a fond memory for me. I don’t have many when it comes to my step-father, but one of the few good ones for me are his hamburgers. I couldn’t tell you what was in them nor can I reveal the nickname we had for them because it would give away my maiden name. Suffice it to say, a little mustard, a little Heinz 57, some cheese and bread and butter pickles and I was in heaven as a kid. It was a ritual to make those at least once a week and to this day, my friends from high school remember those hamburgers.
What does this have to do with Cracklin’ Rosie? Well, Rosie’s favorite food is a hamburger. And as luck would have it, Decker can make a really good one.
Other foods appearing in this book are: Strawberry/Banana pudding,chicken and dumplings, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, cherry cobbler, a fried egg sandwich, potato salad.
It’s not a foodie book, but man oh man, I pulled some of my favorites and added them in.
There’s also the brief appearance of Buck and Caroline. The use of belts.
And a different way of drinking wine. The wine inspiration for this book is sweet Muscadine wine. My favorite is from the Duplin Winery here in North Carolina. I have 4 bottles in my pantry. Red, Blush (Rose), White. I love them. Rosie talks about a winery in Atlanta and that would be Chateau Elan Winery.
Of course, there’s also coffee in the book.
I know it’s sounding a bit like a foodie book, but she IS the owner of a diner. Food is what she does, morning, noon, and night.
Well, until she meets Decker…
For those of you that have purchased it already, thank you. I hope you enjoy it.
As of this writing, here at 6:46am, Cracklin’ Rosie is sitting at #5 on the MBaM Top Ten List.
Tonight at 9pm Eastern (8pm Central), I’ll be doing a chat at Kris Cook’s place. Can I tell y’all how nervous I am? Good, cause, I am nervous, but if any of you have the time or inclination to come by and visit and well, chat, I’d love it!
Thank you all so much for being my readers, my support system. Those that read my books, comment on my rambling blogs, chat with me on Twitter and Facebook, send me emails… None of you will ever know how deeply I appreciate you.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and yes, there will be giveaways in the days to come, interviews, release parties, and a title fight between Buck and Decker for who is hottest! Stay tuned for more details!
Okay y’all! It’s time to announce winners! I have used Random.org to choose who won what.
I want to say a special Thank You to all the authors that participated and offered up gifts. To the Black Raven for contributing an ebook of the winner’s choice, as well.
And I want say Thank You to the reader. Y’all made this very special and very fun and I was completely humbled by the responses. It was more than I’d even imagined.
I hope you were introduced to some new to you authors and that you’ll give them all a try as all are very awesome and wonderful.
Now, on to the winners. If you had not provided your email address in your comments, please comment to this post with that email address so the author can contact you and get your present to you!
Reader’s Choice of one of Lissa’s available titles: Amy, katsrus, Sweet Vernal Zephyr Reader’s Choice of one of Ava March’s available titles: Joder Sin on Skin by Mari Freeman: meingee Love in Exile by Samantha Kane: Tamsyn Pearl Heartstone by Leila Brown: Anna Shah Hogue The Wine Tasting by Selena Blake, along with her free read Friday Night Delights, Part One: Maria Rodeo Heat by Desiree Holt: Andrea Reader’s Choice of any one of Eliza Gayle’s available titles: Sue A. The Extremist by Juniper Bell: Stacey Reader’s Choice of Rain God, Love Thy Neighbor, Masque of Desire, Hard Candy or Fox’s Bride by Amy Ruttan: Flchen Hawkeye One: Danger Zone by Sierra Cartwright: Cathy Seducing St. Nic by Emma Petersen: Robin
And the Fantastic blackraven of The Blackraven’s Erotic Cafe will be gifting one reader with an eBook of their choice from any of the excerpts of books that have been posted here: Tracey D.
Totebag and chocolate from Selena Illyria: Nancy G.
Winner of any one eBook from any of Lissa’s publishers (Samhain Publishing, Loose Id, Ellora’s Cave, Phaze, Cobblestone Press): Rachie
The following are the winners of the gift cards and eBook bucks:
Starbucks $15 gift card: Courtney All Romance eBooks $15 in eBook Bucks: Sherry Teavana $25 gift card: Joanne Amazon $25 gift card: Beth
Again, thank you all for participating and for making my birthday this year so very special. I’ll be emailing the authors with the winners’ email addresses so they can get in touch with you, but as I said above, if you didn’t provide your email in any of your comments last week, please comment on this post with it or you can email me privately: lissa at lissamatthews dot com
This past weekend, All Romance eBooks had a huge sale and they never have sales. I am not one to pass up a good sale on something I love and since I love to read and had purchased any books for a while, I thought to take advantage of their 50% off sale.
I have a some male/male, bdsm, paranormal, contemporary, cowboy, and menage. I am so certain to find something I can’t put down. Some of these I’ve been wanting and waiting to read for a while, some were impulse buys, for instance my purchasing of Little Red and the Wolf was totally impulse because I saw the cover tweeted by Moira Rogers and was completely amazed.
I hadn’t bought any books in a really really really long time and just couldn’t pass up the sale at ARe and well, I figured I’d add on a few more. I’ll let you know how the reading goes!