New Release Books by Christie Craig

Christie Craig is the author of Don't Look Back (2020), Don't Breathe a Word (2019), Don't Mess with Texas (2011), Shut Up and Kiss Me (2010) and other 17 books.

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Don't Look Back

release date: Dec 15, 2020
Don't Look Back
New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig's thrilling romantic suspense about a by-the-book FBI agent who must trust a risk-taking detective for help tracking down her sister's killers. FBI agent Bree Ryan's latest mission is personal. She's posing as a waitress at the Black Diamond strip club, the same club where her estranged half sister worked until she turned up dead. When Bree's undercover assignment is compromised, she turns to the only man she knows who can help her: Connor Pierce, a too-sexy-for-his-own-good, rule-breaking cop with a knack for solving cold cases. When someone breaks into Bree's apartment, Connor's detective skills aren't the only things that kick into overdrive. Although his job demands he remain detached, now he finds himself tempted not only by Bree's beauty but also her intelligence and bravery. As the investigation -- and their attraction -- grows more intense, lives are in jeopardy, and Connor finds the most important rule he must break is his own. But can he put his heart on the line?

Don't Breathe a Word

release date: Nov 05, 2019
Don't Breathe a Word
New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig returns with her next heart-stopping romantic suspense about a woman on the run and the man eager to uncover her secrets -- for readers of Kat Martin, Rebecca Zanetti, and Mary Burton! 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!

Don't Mess with Texas

release date: Sep 01, 2011
Don't Mess with Texas
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 . . . **Previously published as Don't Mess With Texas

Shut Up and Kiss Me

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Shut Up and Kiss Me
After photojournalist Shala Winters is hired to attract tourists to a tiny Texas town and her camera is found to hold evidence in a murder, she needs the protection of police chief Sky Gomez, to whom she is unwillingly attracted.

The Junkyard Cowboy

release date: Oct 22, 2017
The Junkyard Cowboy
Jennifer Peterson has been unlucky in love, but now thanks to an Internet search she's found a sure-fire formula for identifying the perfect man. Statistics seem to show that if she narrows her search to men of certain careers and physical attributes, she'll have a better shot at success. So now she's on the hunt for not-so-well-endowed, short and hairy podiatrists or funeral directors, who've been dubbed less likely to cheat than their tall, good-looking counterparts. Yup, she's narrowing her playing field to the "safe" guys. But nothing feels safe when a hit man runs Jennifer off the road and chases her into an old junkyard. The sexy cowboy who runs the place may be the best man to keep her alive, but he's also the type to most likely put her heart in jeopardy. Should she trust her head and keep playing it safe, or throw all logic out the window for the one guy who may be worth the risk?

Blame It on Texas

release date: Jul 01, 2014
Blame It on Texas
When the story of a kidnapped girl triggers unexplained memories, Zoe Adams is determined to figure out why--a search that leads her to one of the Lone Star State's richest families and P.I. Tyler Lopez, and causes her to become a hit man's target.

Don't Close Your Eyes

release date: Aug 28, 2018
Don't Close Your Eyes
In this dark and dangerous Texas small town, Annie Lakes' nightmares come alive when a cold case from her past reveals family secrets that put her life in jeopardy. Annie Lakes has had the same recurring nightmare for years. Her heart pounding in her chest. A panicked voice, begging her to run faster. Her own bloodcurdling scream. But now Annie is starting to realize it's more than just a bad dream. She's starting to remember things about the night her cousin Jenny disappeared all those years ago. Things that make her believe her family was involved--and what they're hiding is much worse than she ever imagined. But she can't unravel this alone. She needs someone she can trust, someone like sexy Detective Mark Sutton .... Mark has seen enough--too much--to assume that Annie's story is a dead end. It turns out that her family is hiding some killer secrets. A long time ago, Annie was just an innocent little girl who saw something she shouldn't. Now she's a target, and Mark's running out of time to protect the woman he's starting to fall for. But how does Mark face off against a murderer who just may be someone Annie loves?

Divorced, Desperate and Daring

release date: Dec 09, 2015
Divorced, Desperate and Daring
Smart and sassy . . . Sheri Thompson knew better. She could spot a horn dog from a mile away, especially when she'd been warned about him countless times by her best friend. Still, when Danny started smooth-talking Sheri at that same friend's wedding, she couldn't resist. It was the best one-night stand of her life. Heck, the best night of her life. And then she woke up alone. Divorced and determined to stay that way . . . Detective Danny Henderson didn't like fear, but he'd felt a lot of it that morning he'd woken up feeling all warm and cozy next to the one woman that might just make an honest man of him. Six months later, fear has punched him in the gut again, but worse this time. He's investigating a murder plot . . . a planned hit. The target: Sheri Thompson. This time his fear won't get the best of him. He'll kick ass to keep her safe and make sure he gets a second chance at countless more nights with the woman of his dreams.

Three Southern Beaches

release date: Jul 14, 2014
Three Southern Beaches
Three of the funniest bestselling romance authors have joined together to provide three novellas set on Hung Island, a fictional resort along the coast of Georgia. All Hung Up A Romantic Suspense by Kathleen Brooks When Trey Everett meets Hollywood star Taylor Jefferies for the first time in the small town of Keeneston, the normally outgoing college football star can barely put two words together. But after one crazy day together, Trey knows he's found something special with Taylor. Six years have passed and they are both out of college and living out their dream jobs on a small island along the coast of Georgia. Trey's ready to ask Taylor one little question to secure their happiness. The only problem stopping his fairy tale ending is that someone is determined to kill the mood . . . and the love of his life. Divorced, Desperate and Dangerous A Contemporary Romance by Christie Craig Detective Turner Calder belongs to the No Ball and Chain Gang. Meaning, no way, no how will he ever let another woman into his heart. He hasn't even been tempted after what his ex put him through. Yet while working undercover on the trail of one of Texas' largest drug dealers, Reece Morris gets closer to him than any woman has in two years. Not that's there's a snowball chance in Hades it will lead anywhere once she discovers the truth. But two months later, when Turner realizes his now imprisoned suspect has hired someone to knock off witnesses and Reece is one of them, he's dead set on saving her. If that means taking on her seventy-year-old grandma who has a black belt in Karate, a hired assassin--who scares him less than Granny--and the whole bat-shit crazy town of Hung, Georgia, he's up for the challenge. Turner is about to turn over a brand new leaf, and get hung up on love. Ready to Were A Paranormal Romance by Robyn Peterman I never planned on going back to Hung Island, Georgia. Ever. I was a top notch Were agent for the secret paranormal Council and happily living in Chicago where I had everything I needed - a gym membership, season tickets to the Cubs and Dwayne - my gay, Vampyre best friend. Going back now would mean facing the reason I'd left and I'd rather chew my own paw off than deal with Hank. Hank the Tank Wilson was the six foot three, obnoxious, egotistical, perfect-assed, best-sex-of-my-life, Werewolf who cheated on me and broke my heart. At the time, I did what any rational woman would do. I left in the middle of the night with a suitcase, big plans and enough money for a one-way bus ticket to freedom. I vowed to never return. But here I am, trying to wrap my head around what has happened to some missing Weres without wrapping my body around Hank. I hope I don't have to eat my words and my paw.

Only in Texas

release date: Aug 28, 2012
Only in Texas
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 . . . **Previously published as Don't Mess With Texas

Texas Hold 'em

release date: Jul 01, 2014
Texas Hold 'em
"Hold onto your Stetsons . . . A thrill ride of hunky heroes, hilarious high jinks, and heartwarming romance." -Lori Wilde, New York Times A HOTTER IN TEXAS NOVEL The last thing veterinarian Leah Reece needs is a man in her life. They're nothing but trouble-and not even the fun kind. But when her apartment is broken into and Leah suspects Rafael, her dangerous half-brother, of foul play, she can't deny she could use a little help. She just never expected that help would come with twinkling blue eyes and a sexy smile... All PI Austin Brook wants is to nail Rafael DeLuna, the man who framed him for murder. He'll do anything for information-even lie about his identity to charm Leah, DeLuna's half-sister. But her sweet dimples and fiery spirit soon make her more than just his only lead. Leah becomes his every desire. As Austin closes in on DeLuna, it's clear he won't go down without a fight. Now the only way Austin can protect Leah is to reveal all of his secrets and risk losing her for good.

Gotcha!

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Gotcha!
After a lifetime of undependable men, her brother's prison break brings Mr. Right into Macy's life—a Houston detective who won't let her be the one who got away.

The Cop Who Stole Christmas

release date: Dec 01, 2013
The Cop Who Stole Christmas
It'll take a tall, hot Texan and a little holiday spirit to mend a broken heart and catch a Christmas killer . . . Savanna Edwards is feeling downright Scrooge-like. Who can blame her? A truly unjolly Santa-suit, beard and all-just repossessed her car because of her ex's shady business dealings. She'd like to murder the no-good lying cheat, but somebody already did that for her-and left him right in the middle of her kitchen, wrapped up with a bow. Detective Mark Donaldson has a rule against getting involved with his neighbors. He can look-and he's studied every sweet curve of Savanna from across the street-but he can't touch. So when she lands on his doorstep in need of help, he finds himself torn between being naughty or nice, and fights every urge to unwrap her like a shiny new Christmas present. Trouble is, even Mark can't resist a little holiday magic . . . and there's definitely something magical happening between him and the girl next door. "Readers will be instantly drawn into this suspenseful story that is balanced by a fun, sexy romance. Mark and Savanna are perfectly matched. . . ." -Romantic Times

Divorced, Desperate and Deceived

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Divorced, Desperate and Deceived
When her remaining divorced and single friends get hitched, Kathy Callahan sets her sights on her hot plumber Stan Bradley and gets more than she bargains for when their tryst leads to a wild adventure. Original. 200,000 first printing.

Murder, Mayhem and Mama

release date: Apr 01, 2012
Murder, Mayhem and Mama
BEING A MAMA IS HARD. BUT THE JOB'S EVEN TOUGHER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD... Cali McKay's mama isn't ready to pass over to the "other side" yet. Her unlucky-in-love daughter needs her now more than ever. Before Mama can chain-smoke her way to heaven, she's gotta make sure Cali's ex deadbeat boyfriend doesn't get her daughter killed. GRIEF SUCKS. LOVE HEALS... Cali lost her mom to cancer. Detective Brit Lowell, lost his partner to murder. Now he's in the mood to take down some dirtbags and Cali's ex just happens to be a dirtbag leaving a trail of dead bodies behind him. Can Brit trust this beautiful woman to help take down her ex? Can Cali look past this sexy cop's hard exterior to trust him with her heart? Can life get any crazier when Mama starts meddling from the grave? Only one thing is for sure--none of it will matter, unless they catch a killer before the killer catches them. FIRST TIME AVAILABLE IN PRINT!

Wild, Wicked & Wanton

release date: Jun 18, 2010
Wild, Wicked & Wanton
Are your days of being wild, wicked, and wanton long gone? Have you ever really lived--and loved--that way, anyway? Or does your inner romantic only come alive when you're flipping through the pages of your favorite bodice-ripper? In Wild, Wicked, & Wanton, bestselling romance writers Christie Craig and Faye Hughes show you how to model the best and bawdy behavior of your favorite romantic heroines. From the innocent ing?nues and the good girls next door to the blissfully bad bitches, you'll learn the 101 love lessons you need to: Recognize the difference between Keepers and Creepers Tempt--and tame--a bad boy Get what you want--in bed and out se your feminine intuition to decode men everywhere Settle scores and avenge lovers who've scorned you With this one-of-a-kind, ecstasy-inducing handbook, you won't have to be a lady-in-waiting any longer. You'll learn what it takes to find, keep, and cherish Mr. Wonderful--one fabulous tryst at a time.

The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

release date: Sep 17, 2008
The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel
Every year, thousands of romance manuscripts are submitted to publishers, but only the best are eventually published. This simple guide?written by two awardwinning romance novelists?will show readers what it takes to break into this highly competitive market and will provide them the information they need to get their manuscript out of the slush pile and onto the bookshelf. Readers will learn how to do the following techniques: build a story from premise to plot; add a fresh twist to a classic storyline; create compelling characters; write sizzling sex scenes that carry an emotional punch; research agents and markets; write a story that an editor can?t reject; and promote themselves and their work. New writers, and even experienced writers, will find the solid howto information here invaluable. This is a musthave for aspiring writers who want to write the perfect love story.

Weddings Can be Murder

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Weddings Can be Murder
When her wedding planner is murdered, Katie Ray is forced into close proximity with bad boy PI Carl Hades – and into reconsidering the man with whom she wants to spend the rest of her days.

Divorced, Desperate and Dating

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Divorced, Desperate and Dating
A mystery writer is forced to reconsider her policy against dating when she is protected from death threats by the sexiest cop she's ever seen.

The 250 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask

release date: Feb 01, 2005
The 250 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask
For many people, buying a home is the largest financial commitment they will ever make. This concise book, written in an easy-to-follow question-and-answer format and fully indexed, helps readers answer tough questions. The book also provides prospective buyers with essential information in a useful Q&A format and features a wealth of helpful information on types of loans and mortgages, the pros and cons of homeowners' associations, advice on buying fixer-uppers, constructing a new home, and more.

Divorced, Desperate and Dead

release date: May 04, 2019
Divorced, Desperate and Dead
After a disastrous marriage and divorce, Detective Cary Stevens vowed he'd never let another woman into his heart. But when his latest investigation puts him in the way of a bullet, his bachelor days-and one-night stands-may be numbered. On the brink of death, he finds himself in Room Six, a waiting room in the hereafter where in-betweeners' fates are truly decided. He resigns himself to dying of boredom, if nothing else, in the lineup of senior citizens with their AARP magazines, when in walks the one woman who could make him want a second chance at life . . . and love.Chloe Sanders learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when she pushes a little girl out of the way of a moving car and wakes up in some type of purgatory. Or maybe it's heaven, because she couldn't have asked for a hotter guy with whom to await her final judgment. The sweeping glances of his bedroom eyes and sharp-tongued flirtatiousness tell her Cary's certainly no angel, but is he real? When she finally wakes up, Chloe's determined to find out if he's truly a man of magnificent flesh and blood or just a figment of her imagination. But before she can track him down, will the murderer that first put them both in Room Six come back to finish the job?
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