Thursday, May 21, 2009

HOW TO SEDUCE A TEXAN - Karen Kelley tells us how!


Karen Kelley has a new book, HOW TO SEDUCE A TEXAN, coming out in just a few days and I couldn't be more excited for her! Readers are going to adore Nikki and Cal.

Here's a blurb:
Reporter Nikki “The Barracuda” Scott will sink her teeth into anything. So when her editor sends her to get the lowdown on bad boy football star Cal Braxton, Nikki’s game to rough it on his family ranch. She just isn’t prepared for exactly how rough. Still, the nasty outhouse, noisy animals, and resident ghost won’t put Nikki off...especially once she sets eyes (and hands, and mouth) on her subject. If there’s a juicy story here, Nikki intends to devour it…
So, the lady thinks she’s gonna get the scoop on him? Cal’s had his fill of scheming females—hell, his conniving ex-fiancee is the very reason he’s hiding out. Then again, if all journalists were as hot as Nikki, he might consider being more open with the press. Too bad she won’t be around for long. If the chores and “rustic” conditions don’t frighten Nikki off, her haunted accommodations surely will. Tough it turns out Nikki doesn't scare easily. Now Cal’s the one who’s scared—of falling hard...
Karen's website has ordering information, a cool video and an excerpt, so be sure to check it out.
Here's a little review from me:
Reporter Nikki Scott resents being sent by her editor to gather information for a fluff piece on football star Cal Braxton and his recent broken engagement. She makes a reservation for a week at Cal’s brother’s dude ranch since Cal is hanging out there. Nikki is known as “The Barracuda” and she’s certain that she’ll be able to charm her way to the truth without even trying. Upon arrival at the ranch, Cal puts her in an old cabin that clearly hasn’t been inhabited by anyone for an incredibly long time. Since Nikki lied about the true reason behind her visit, she plays along. When an undeniable attraction develops, Nikki continues her deception, not knowing that Cal is on to her and knows exactly why she’s there.
Cal can’t help but be attracted to Nikki, but knowing that she’s just another nosey reporter, he decides to turn the tables on her a bit and give her an extreme ranch experience. Just as Nikki wasn’t counting on rougher than rough accommodations that include an outhouse, pumped water and a woodstove, Cal wasn’t counting on falling head over heels for Nikki. Oh, and neither of them was counting on a ghost showing up for a surprise visit.
Karen Kelley isn’t just an author, she’s an entertainer. Her books are always a bright spot for me, comedic without being ridiculous or cheesy. The lightheartedness is consistently tempered with just the right amount of passion, sensuality, and sweetness to please every romance reader. I'm confident that readers will fall in love with Nikki and Cal. Nikki isn’t nearly as threatening as her nickname suggests, and while Cal may think he’s doling out tough love to teach her a lesson, they’re both getting a lesson - in love.

Now for the fun stuff! Karen is going to be the guest blogger here on Tuesday, May 26th. There will be Q&A, chatter about Karen's books, characters, and her upcoming works. And maybe, just maybe, she'll let us in on how she seduced her own Texan, long-time hubby and best friend, Karl! It wouldn't be a party without prizes, now would it? Karen will be offering up two copies each of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE SEXY KIND and HOW TO SEDUCE A TEXAN - pretty sweet, right? Thanks, Karen! I'm looking forward to Tuesday!
Laurie

6 comments:

Estella said...

I enjoy reading Karen's books.

flchen1 said...

Ooh, I'll have to remember to be sure to stop by! :)

Judy F said...

I read this book and its great. As usual awesome review Laurie. Karen's books are so funny and sexy too. Hope to met her some day.

Anonymous said...

sounds good love karen books

Barbara said...

Nice review Laurie. Will have to remember to keep a look out for this one.

Karin said...

The book sounds fantastic. Great review, Laurie. I really look forward to reading it. Of course, the party tomorrow sounds like it will be a lot of fun!