Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Forever Texas Blog Tour & Giveaway !!!!



In a world full of frogs, Alison Carter is determined to find her prince. Maybe her dating past is more Titanic than Love Boat, but she's seen enough happy marriages to know that true love is possible. No matter what, she won't give up on happily-ever-after. If she can't find Mr. Right, she'll simply hire someone who can.


When Brandon Scott inherits a successful matchmaking business, he thinks his prayers have been answered. Set up a few lonely ladies, collect the fee, how hard can it be? No one needs to know he's not really a professional matchmaker-especially not his first client, the beautiful, spirited Alison. Soon he's falling for her-and her dreams of kids and carpools. But Alison is getting close to figuring out his secret, and if she learns he's deceived her too, she'll walk right out the door, taking Brandon's heart with her.
A note from Jane Graves:

Plano, Texas is a perfect setting for my series because it's an exercise in contrast, just as my characters are. In West Plano, people live in McMansions, drive Lexus SUVs, drink a lot of Starbucks coffee, and play a lot of golf. West Plano is upper-class Texas living with a sprinkle of glitter and a swimming pool in every backyard. East Plano used to be home only to blue collar folks who live in fifty-year-old tract homes with pickup trucks out front. Then the light rail came through and connected Plano to downtown Dallas, and the old downtown area was revitalized with trendy condos, restaurants, and bars. East Plano is middle-class Texas living with a touchof urban cool.

Alison Carter from HEARTSTRINGS AND DIAMOND RINGS owns a condo in downtown
Plano, while the hero of that book, Brandon Scott, lives in a Victorian house on the edge of downtown he inherited from his grandmother. Because of its diversity, Plano, Texas gives me a great opportunity to show who my characters are by where they choose to live.

Nikki Hunt thought her night couldn't get worse when her no-good, cheating ex ditched her at dinner, sticking her with the bill. Then she found his body stuffed in the trunk of her car and lost her two-hundred-dollar meal all over his three-thousand-dollar suit. Now not only is Nikki nearly broke, she's a murder suspect.

Former cop turned PI, Dallas O'Connor knows what it's like to be unjustly accused. But one look at the sexy-though skittish-suspect tells him she couldn't hurt anyone. The lead detective, Dallas's own brother, has the wrong woman and Dallas hopes a little late-night "undercover" work will help him prove it . . .
Christie Craig presents: 15 Things you’ll learn from Don’t Mess With Texas that might surprise you

1. Never, ever feed a dog broccoli.

2. You might be surprised how the weight of a dead body in the trunk of your car can go unnoticed.

3. Don’t ever joke about killing your ex . . . in front of witnesses.

4. In the right situation, vomiting on someone can endear them to you.

5. When a good-looking detective steals your underwear, he may not be a pervert; he could just be looking for blood splatter evidence.

6. Some men think hospital gowns are sexy, especially when a breeze comes by and a detective already stole your underwear.

7. When your grandmother is getting more action than you are, something’s not right with that picture.

8. Bed bugs are nasty little creatures but they can come in handy when trying to get someone to fall back in love with you.

9. In the right set of circumstances, morphine can be an aphrodisiac.

10. The consumption of five cupcakes when your heart is hurting is not always a bad thing.

11. The way a couple shares an ice cream cone tell the viewing public if they’re sharing bodily fluids.

12. Nothing can bring all the unresolved issues to the surface in a romance more than finding a naked woman in your boyfriend’s bedroom.

13. The journey to fall in love isn’t all sweetness and light; it can also have its darker moments where you hurt like hell but it’s still a journey that makes life worth living.

14. Love can make you laugh so hard you pee in your pants, but it can also make you feel like as though a pit bull just used your heart as a chew toy.

15. Things really are hotter in Texas.

3 winners will win a set of these awesome books!
  • Open to US/Canada only
  • No PO boxes please
Just your email in a comment if you are interested in entering the giveaway.  Giveaway is open until  9/26/11 12PM EST.  Winners will be chosen using and names will be posted here on the blog.
Good luck!


  1. Hello,

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.


  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a fan of Graves and I am suuuper interested in the DMWT because of the whole lawsuit with the Texas DOT- too funny. Glad she won :)

  3. I would love to win these. I have Don't Mess With Texas in my Amazon cart. Both books sound like fun reads!

  4. Lol, they sound hilarious. Definitely count me in :)

  5. Hey, y'all! Just dropping by to say hi. Thanks a bunch for having us!

  6. I would love to be entered for the giveaway! Thanks for hosting and for the chance to win these!


  7. I just wanted to say I loved your review. I must get these. I love to find new (to me)authors. These both look like so much fun! Plz dont enter me in the contest, I will look for the e-books. I just wanted to drop by and say Hi!

  8. Woot woot! These books looks awesome. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  9. These books look great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. They look like fun books to read. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  11. Just stopping in again to wave at everyone and to say thanks for having us here to today. If you guys pick up DMWT I hope you enjoy the love and laughter.


  12. Both books look so good and are on my wish list. Great giveaway!!!


  13. Gotta love Texas!


  14. I'm loving this tour. Both of these books are on my TRL.Thank you for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  15. I am definitely interested in these books... they sound fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Would love to win the books!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  17. I have never been to Texas, guess I will have to live vicariously through books! Thanks for a chance to win!

    eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Have Don't Mess With Texas on my wishlist already -both books sound wonderful. Ty for the chance to win.

    pams00 @

  19. Thank you for including me. =)
    tiredwkids at live dot com

  20. Love Jane's books and I would love to be entered to win. Looking forward to reading christie's books!!

    old gfc follower

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  21. I'm interested!

  22. Can't wait to read Jane's next book. Thanks for the giveaway!


  23. They look like great stories and I would love to win!
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  24. Both of these books sound great. Thanks for the giveaway.


  25. I would love to win these two books. They sound wonderful. Please enter me. Thanks!

    GFC Follower as Anita Yancey
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