Feisty and Hot, Cracklin’ Rosie is Here!

Blurb:

A tool for every job. A belt for every occasion…

Blue Jeans and Hard Hats, Book 2

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.

It is available from MBaM, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

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!

And, there are only a few more days to participate and enter the Night Owl Romance Full Moon Web Hunt, The Romance Studio Spookapalooza, and The Samhellion Spook-A-Palooza. There are tons of ebooks and prizes being given away. From me, there are ebooks and Amazon gift cards. Just lettin’ y’all know…

Now, on with your day!

~lissa

(my FSU ‘Noles play Thursday night, 10/28 on ESPN)

Sweet Caroline…and Lissa’s Draft winners…

As all of you know, and if you don’t, you need to come out of hiding more often, today is the release of my newest title from Samhain Publishing, Sweet Caroline!

I am so excited. I truly love this story, this couple, this damn HOT cover!

I’m sure most of you have heard somewhere that I got the idea from an episode of Glee and you heard right. I also sat for hours upon hours listening to Neil Diamond sing it on my mp3 player as I wrote the book.

For those that have bought the book, thank you. I hope you really enjoy it. For those that haven’t, well…

If you haven’t watched Glee, I thought I’d share the Sweet Caroline clip here on the blog.

And here’s a little Elvis action…

Of course, we have have a little Neil Diamond, for without whom we wouldn’t have this song and well, might not have this book…

I told y’all the other day that I’d be picking some people at random in a sort of modified draft since I was watching the oddest, and in some ways worst NFL draft recent years. The second, third, and so on rounds made much more sense than the first. Anyway, I have picked my draftee’s and they will be receiving an email from me shortly.

Those names are:

Bianca_Riot
Shetlands Pixie
Chloe Waits
and
Danyel McDaniel

I hope all of you have had a great Tuesday and I’ll see you on the flipside!

~lissa