Thursday, December 2, 2010

Book Club: Rescue Me by Christy Reece with Giveaways!

We're really pleased to have NYT bestselling author and our good friend Christy Reece as our guest today. Author of the captivating Last Chance Rescue series, Christy has quickly become a leading voice in romantic suspense.

When today's co-hostess, Hope Frost, suggested Rescue Me for this week's book club, I was really excited because I've been wanting to read more of Christy's books. I read Last Chance, part of the second trilogy, earlier this year, and I really loved it. And, no surprise, I really loved Rescue Me, too. Eden and Jordan were a fabulous couple who sizzled on the page (and in the bedroom). The suspense was gripping, and the secondary characters were amazing. Meeting Noah in Rescue Me had me running over to Amazon to get Return to Me (Kindle app on iTouch: dangerous), which I've also finished and loved. Moving on now to Run to Me. Not sure I can keep up this reading pace that the "whip-cracking book club wenches" have inflicted on me, but for now, it's some kind of fun! Like with Pamela Clare's books, I love how Christy keeps the romance front and center in her romantic suspense. That's a critical element for me as a romance reader, and it has put both Christy and Pam at the top of my RS favorites list! (I'm traveling today for the day job, so I'll be in and out, but mostly in later tonight. Hope will be holding down the fort in my absence!)

From our co-hostess, Hope: Rescue Me was my very first Romantic Suspense book. I was at a point where I needed SOMETHING to read and the cover jumped out at me. I had gotten about half way through the book, and went back to the store to buy the other two that were already out. I was not an avid reader until I got in to this book, and had a hard time putting it down. It is hard for me to write about Eden & Jordan's story, for fear of revealing to many spoilers...

Rescue Me is an exciting and suspenseful tale that never seems to stop moving forward. Eden is a smart intelligent heroine who'd overcome so much which, while it made me like her even more, may be hard for Christy to top in my opinion. Christy paired Eden with a hunky hero Jordan. A man with a sense of honor, family, and a dedication to "right." Truth be told, he's the type of man that I would like to get to know A LOT better. The pairing of these two made for a very compelling story that I go back to over and over again. Christy Reece introduces us to compelling characters who pull us into the weave of soul-jerking pain, love of life and the desire to fight for others. Rescue Me is the first of six (so far). I laughed, cried and was on the edge of my seat, all of which has cemented Christy as one of my all time favorite authors.

Find Christy on her website, her blog (where she does a great feature called Recommend Mondays when readers can stop by to recommend their favorite reads of the week), on Facebook and on Twitter.

Since we're hanging out at Hope's house today, here's what she has in store for us on the buffet table:

Pesto Chicken Pizza
Pesto: (you can use store bought pesto, but it is yucky lol)

1 cup of basil
(you can also use the basil paste that you can get in the herb section in the produce isle, if you use that, use the whole tube)

2 - 3 cloves of garlic

1/3 - 1/2 cup of grated parmesan
(not the time for the cheap stuff girls)

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
(toast them until the have a little color)

1/2 - 3/4 cup olive oil

Combine everything but the olive oil in a food processor. After that is all chopped up, slowly start to add the oil. You want the consistency of thin peanut butter. You don't want to much oil. Taste and salt and pepper to your taste.

Chicken:
I use thighs cause they bake easier and don't dry out, but use whatever you want. I also make the chicken different ways. You can fry them with a little olive oil, lemon and herbs for a lemon chicken flavor. I also make it as a teriyaki chicken. What ever your feeling that night.

3-4 boneless skinless chicken thighs cubed

You will also need fresh mozzarella
(I have also used the marinated herb mozzarella balls. In that case I cube those)

So to put it together, just take your pizza crust (I usually use bobolli since it is quick) and spread the pesto all over the crust

Sprinkle with the chicken and cheese

add whatever toppings you like, Keith like tomato and fresh basil added.

Bake until the cheese is melted and yummy.


Banana Nut Bread
1 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts (optional)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Directions
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

Enjoy ;o)

141 comments:

krisgils33 said...

good morning everyone,
I remember my first time seeing Christy's books. Typically, I find new authors by word of mouth, but I've been known to skulk about Borders and B&N looking to see what's new, what's newly out, and just make sure I'm not missing anything. Christy's first two books were displayed on the end of an aisle and caught my eye. I read the back cover and was immediately hooked. I scooped up the books and went home to do my research (since there were 2, I had to see if there were more in the series and in what order they need to be read....I'm a big fan of reading in order!!). This whole story is significant because I rarely ever remember what I had for lunch yesterday, let alone my first introduction to a new author. It was clearly true love at first sight (or maybe she just "Rescued Me"!).

I loved Eden and Jordan. Such amazing characters, but the story goes infinitely deeper than that. The secondary characters, the action and suspense, and the romance are all so wonderfully tied together that I could not put this book down.

Aly said...

I wanna play but I have to work ::sniff sniff sniff::

I will say that I was lucky to start reading Christy's books the moment that Rescue Me released!

I was blown away by this brand new author that could write such an intriguing, hot book!

Eden is such a strong female character and nothing makes me love a book more than that...well except for maybe a HOT guy and we got that with Jordan.

I will say though that this is where I first fell in love with Noah! How did you not fall in love with Noah?? ::sigh sigh sigh::

On that note I must run off to work! I will try to sneak back in a bit! Don't have too much fun without me!

Marie Force said...

Morning whip-cracking book club wenches! (I think that might be here to stay... LOL)

I am so thrilled to have our lovely Christy here today and like Aly I am sniff sniffing because I am off to Washington this AM for two days of work meetings with a holiday dinner in the middle. I will definitely pop back in as much as I can.

Like Kris and Aly, I loved Rescue Me. I loved Eden's strength and her survivor mentality. Of course I loved Jordan, too, even if he did put his foot in his mouth a few times. He can't help it, he's a guy! But like Aly, I REALLY loved Noah. So of course I had to read Return to Me right away and it did not disappoint. The scene in the cabin where Noah shares his story with Samara: wow. It was so good I had to write to Christy to tell her how amazing it was. I like being able to do that! I'm now about halfway through Run to Me.

Which leads me to a beef I have with the book club wenches! I can commit to a new book every week, but could you STOP inflicting these amazing series on me that force me to read until all hours of the night when i NEED my beauty sleep??? One book a week is okay, four or five is messing with my ability to produce the next Fatal book. So cut it out! LOL

Thanks for being here today, Christy!!! And Hope, thank you for co-hosting. Try to keep things under control in my absence and remember, this is a family show. PG-13. :-) (Except for when it's R)

Kara C said...

I see I share that affiction known as 'work' with a couple of others today.
I discovered RESCUE ME as a new release, and was blown away. I will never forget reading it and thinking, 'Uh oh. This author has written herself into a corner. I'm made at BOTH of the men! How is she ever going to fix this and give Eden, and me, a HEA? Of course, Christy knew exactly what she was doing. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. That's about all there is to say about this book.
Marie, I for one, am proud to be a member of the WCBCW. :-)
Thank you, Hope, for cohosting today, Marie for starting this fun book club, and Christy for writing this fantastic book!

Hope said...

Good morning ladies...it is way early here on the West Coast, but....here I am lol. I am so glad that soooo many people loved not only this book, but this whole series. Christy is a very compelling writer, which is just one of the reasons I love her. I was very invested in all of her characters.

Do you have a favorite LCR character or couple?

P.S. I am also a proud card carrying member of WCBCW :)

Mary G said...

I'm a huge rom. susp fan & have my regular faves that I fall back on. I kept picking up Christy's first 2books at the book store but didn't know her so I kept putting them back. One day I gave in & bought Rescue Me. I actually left the 2nd one back in case I didn't like the first one much. (oh ye of little faith LOL).

OMG I couldn't put it down. Brilliantly written with amazing characters. Even the villain impressed me, written with pure genius. I immediately bought the second one. Thankfully this was just a few days before the 3rd one released or I'd have gone crazy waiting.

I talked to Christy on Blog radio & I still have to reconcile how this sweet Southern woman can write such evil villains. That shows me extent of her talent & imagination. I not only got to know & love this immensely talented person but got to know & love my fellow Reece's Peece's too. An extra icing on the cakes that are Christy's books.

Hope said...

Mary G...I did the same thing. I have my favorites, and I hadn't ever read RS before so, I wasn't sure I wanted to start. I put the books back probably 3 or 4 different trips. Then I decided I would try the first one and...well, we know what happened lol. That was one thing I didn't mention, that Christy's books brought me The RP's. Like a second extended, sometimes dysfunctional, but always fun, family lol. Do you have a favorite LCR book?

krisgils33 said...

there definitely needs to be t-shirts now that there is an acronym.

Gabe is my favorite of all the existing characters, although it is really, really, really hard to choose. Jordan and Noah are really close behind. My two favorite females would be Eden and McKenna.

Mary G said...

It's so hard to have a fave because they are all wonderful. I guess it would have to be Last Chance, just for the fact that the this line blew me away.

"I couldn't have lived without ever knowing your taste"

That was so powerful to me.

Marie Force said...

LALALA, fingers in ears, afraid of spoilers of upcoming books! LOL!

I love hearing how readers discover or come to a new author. Fascinating to me (and I'm sure to Christy, too)

And I agree with the "nice sweet Southern lady" who writes such villainous, gritty suspense. Christy is as soft-spoken in person as she seems online and it's fun to realize that inside her genteel exterior is the mind of a hardened criminal! LOL

Hope said...

My favorite line in Rescue Me, was at the end of the book. Eden was out on a mission rescuing some kids from some parents that were fighting over them...Eden sent Noah an email and said..."Noah, neither parent deserves these kids, I'm keeping them"

Marie Force said...

I loved that line, too, Hope! Imagining the look on Jordan's face was hilarious!

I also forgot to mention that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Jordan. I was actually going to name my daughter that but changed my mind at the last minute. I love it on a guy, too. It may show up in one of my future books. Fair warning! :-)

Christy Reece said...

Hey Everyone! Sorry I'm late! Had to feed my girls and visit with my hubby who's suffering his first winter cold (bless his heart). LOL I really meant it in a nice way!

Marie, thank you so much for featuring RESCUE ME on your book club. And thank you Hope for co-hosting and picking one of my favorite LCR books! You ladies are amazingly kind and generous.

RESCUE ME was a labor of love for me. I had almost decided to give up on writing because I just didn't seem to be getting anywhere. Rejections were coming in at an amazing rate. So I didn't write for several months. Then, one day, the idea came to me about a young woman who had a difficult childhood and her only bright, shining moments were when she thought of a young man named Jordan. Then, I wondered how she would react if her hero ended up crushing her. That was the initial premise, so I started writing. I had no real intention of sending this story anywhere. It was just something I wanted to write for myself.

In the midst of writing it, we had a young girl in Alabama go missing and I, like so many others, were frustrated by the lack of answers. And I thought how wonderful it would be if there was an organization that would do whatever they had to, no matter the risk, to rescue her. And that's how Last Chance Rescue came to me. It wasn't until Eden was getting dressed (after her nightmare) that I realized she worked undercover. And then when she showed up at the LCR building, I realized she worked for this organization. And then I met Noah. (:

Thanks again for the wonderfully kind introduction. I'll try to answer everyone as soon as possible. Now, I need to go find my bag of Oreos before hubby claims he needs them for medicinal purposes! Be right back!

AlisonP said...

I too unfortunately have to work today...BOOO!

I found Christy’s books one day while cruising Barnes & Noble’s website, I first found No Chance. I read the excerpt online and was hooked so I looked to see if she had any other books she had. Next thing I knew I was driving all around Houston looking for her books! Once I had all her books and started reading them I couldn’t stop!

Christy got me hooked on romantic suspense, before I mainly read contemporary or historical romances...which has led to me to so many other amazing authors!

I loved Rescue Me...Eden and Jordan are amazing! I couldn't put this book down...the suspense and emotion had on the edge of my seat and in tears at times!

OK...its back to work for me!

krisgils33 said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Jordan too!! Would have named my daughter that, but the name reminds my husband of the guy from New Kids on the Block. Oh well! I don't have any Oreos, they're all at Marie's house (actually I sent a bunch to my "adopted" soldiers in Afghanistan too!).

Hope said...

Well, I love the name Jordan so much...I DID name my son that lol....(Jordan Scott)

Thanks for stopping by Christy, I loved to hear how the series came to be. You are lucky to have your very own Oreos, Marie gets jealous when Mr. Oreo makes his way to someone elses house from time to time lol :)

Christy Reece said...

Hey Kris! I love hearing that people found me in a bookstore. It's always difficult for an author, especially a new one, to find readers. To know you just picked up the books, read the back cover blurb and bought them is thrilling. Thank you for buying them!

I think RESCUE ME is one of my more emotional books. I received emails from people telling me how they cried during certain scenes. LOL I thought I would be the only one crying.

Christy Reece said...

Hey Aly! I still have the email you sent me not long after you read the books. You were one of my first!

I loved Eden's strength too and always wondered what kind of person she would have been had she not endured so much. And if Jordan would ever have fallen in love with Devon. Somehow I don't think so.

I loved Noah from the moment I met him. When he and Eden are talking about her case, I kept wondering if she and Noah might have something going. Then when she thinks to herself that she was amazed she wasn't attracted to someone so good-looking, she answered my question.

It turned out just the way I wanted because I can't imagine anyone more perfect for Noah than Samara.

Hope you have a good day at work!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Marie, thank you again for inviting me over and sharing your Oreos with me. I promise to savor them and demolish...I mean eat them sparingly!

I loved the email you sent me about Noah's background. Those are the kinds of emails I treasure! Thank you!

Yes, Jordan did stick his foot in his mouth several times. More than once I wanted to smack him. I know many people didn't like him and I've seen more than one negative comment about RESCUE ME because of how he treated Eden. LOL It's hard for me to defend some of the things he says and does, but I thought he does a nice job of groveling at the end.

Have a good day at work. We'll try to keep the noise level down and keep our discussion as close to PG-13 as we can!

ShellyE said...

I discoverd Christy's books from an "if you like xxx, then try these authors" on Amazon.com. I have read all six of her books now, and have not been disappointed with any of them. I think Gabe is my favorite too. Finding out that Christy once lived in my home town, and worked at our local Borders was a huge bonus! I felt like I already "knew" her, and she has been a joy to get to know on Facebook. She is very generous with her time and chatting with us on her blog & facebook. I have gotten her first 3 books autographed by her, and they are in a special location on my bookshelf! It has also been fun to chat with some of her other followers on her sites. Feels like we have our own little book club going!! Thanks for all you do for your fans Christy!!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Kara! I still have your first email to me too! It's so much fun to go back and read the very first ones I received right after the first two books came out. And I love that many of those first ones were from people I've come to love. (:

LOL More than once I did think I'd written myself into a corner with Jordan and Noah. Both of them were jerks more than once. But I knew if they were any different, they wouldn't be the amazing men I wanted them to be. They weren't perfect, they were human and made mistakes. Unfortunately their mistakes made me want to smack them hard!

Hope you have a great day at work!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Hope! Thank you for getting up so early and thank you again for co-hosting and for picking RESCUE ME! I'm so glad you found my books and I love that RESCUE ME came at a time when you needed it to.

I can't say I have a favorite LCR book, because they're all my babies and I love them the same. However, RESCUE ME will always have a very special place in my heart. It was my first published book and it introduced Last Chance Rescue to me. I so love the people who work there. (:

Ronlyn said...

Wow, I sleep in today and you all start the party without me.

Crystal (cmac) said...

Good morning everyone!

Hi Hope, Christy and Marie!

I've had a love for reading for as long as I can remember. I was the girl who hid a flashlight in her bedroom so she could read until 4 in the morning. lol
Even though I've been reading forever I have always been dedicated to the authors I know I love. BUT... I fortunately ran out of books to read by people I know. I saw Rescue Me on the self several times and I swear I felt as if the book kept staring at me. My eye just kept going back to it. Once I picked it up and read the back I was sold! I started reading it and finished it within hours. I think I stayed up until 2:00 am. My husband does not understand how I can do that, but if a book has me hooked like this one did it is so easy! I live in the book at those times I swear.
I laughed, cried, got furious (at Jordan)and finally I got to the HEA and thought Oh my gosh as I closed the book. Christy is at top of my list as amazing, talented and totally captivating! I was lucky that I didn't have to wait long for the next book.
Although I dearly love all the characters... The guy that holds a special place in my heart is Ethan. I just love him!! Then close close close behind him is Cole. BUT I must say that Dylan may give both boys a run for their money. I am dying to meet Dylan. I must admit that during the Chili Mine Rescue I kept thinking of Gabe. lol I know the characters become real. :)
Christy is the first author that I decided to send an email telling them how much I enjoyed their book. That is how much her book moved me.
So Christy keep up the good work! And thanks to you I have met a lot of great friends (WCBCW!!)

Christy Reece said...

Hey Mary! I still have your first email too! Thank you for taking a chance on a newbie author with RESCUE ME and then going back for the others. What a thrill it was for me to get to talk to you on the blog radio! I'm glad you love my villains. I think Donald Rosemount is probably my most remembered villain, but in SWEET JUSTICE, I believe I topped him. I hope you agree!

And one of the very best rewards of having written these books are the amazing people I've gotten to know through them. And I can't imagine not having the Reeces Peeces in my life.

Ronlyn said...

Ok, I'm caught up...at least for the moment. :-)
I think I discovered Christy on Facebook. Mutual friends type of thing, if I'm remembering correctly. Then I found Rescue Me at B&N and knew it was by my new FB friend, so I snatched it up....then I read Run to Me and emailed Christy with abandon accusing her of using me as a model for Samara. (Ok, not really. LOL)
It occured to me last night that Christy not only has a gift for writing really creepy villians, but holy batshit crazy women! Not the heroines, but the mothers or mother in laws?? Yikes.

Christy Reece said...

Hope, thank you for taking a chance on a newbie author too. And having met you online, I'm doubly thrilled that you found my books!

Crystal (cmac) said...

LOL Ronlyn!

Christy Reece said...

Kris, I'm so glad you love Gabe. He was a hard character for me to warm up to and write for a short period of time. I got angry several times with him in RUN TO ME, but then when he tells Ethan that he's still married, I suddenly realized how much he was hurting. LOL I loved it when Ethan told him he was even more screwed up than he was! Those guys are nothing if not blunt with each other.

I love all of my characters, but I will always have a special fondness for Eden because she overcame so much. However, McKenna caught my attention from the moment she threw up after killing a man in NO CHANCE. I loved how she did what she thought she had to do and then, after it was over, she suffered for it. More than once when I was writing her story in LAST CHANCE, I wanted to stop writing and just hug her. (:

Hope said...

LOL Ronlyn, you do have a gift with words *giggle*... I agree with Crystal that Dylan (with all of Christy's sneaky ways) may have already wormed his way in to my heart. I can't WAIT to read his story.

Christy Reece said...

Mary, I love that line too and I kept the email you sent me when you first read it. (:

Hope said...

Christy, most of your girls I wanted to stop and give a hug to from time to time. And all of the guys I thought about stopping and...on wait, I forgot we are PG13 today lol

Mary G said...

LOL Good one hope!

Mary G said...

I mean Hope

Livia said...

I finished RESCUE ME yesterday and could not understand why I let this book sit in my pile for more than a year! I loved Eden(Devon) and Jordan and their conflicts and struggles to find happiness. I really wish that Devon could have confronted her idiot mother one last time as part of the resolution. I'm now moving on to RETURN TO ME to find out what's up with Noah,

Christy Reece said...

LOL Marie, my family would definitely dispute the soft-spoken part of your description. But thank you for it!

Creating villains is one of the most exciting parts of writing for me. However, it can be challenging and creepy too. Each time I start a book and figure out who the villain will be, I not only have to discover why he or she is that way, I have to figure out how that person justifies their behavior. Sometimes that's even creepier!

Jackie P said...

My BF's mom handed me Christy's 1st two books and told me to read these. I hadn't read any romantic suspense except for Suzanne Brockmann that she had JUST gotten me to read. The next week "Run To Me" comes out and I am so upset. It is the END of the trilogy. What is going to happen to Cole! I wrote for the first time to an auther because it would be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Wrongggggg to leave it at that. So glad she didn't stop. Rescue Me and Return to Me are well worn. I love to go back and reread those books. I love All her books. Run To Me and Second Chance hold a special place (Cole)plus she really had my mind working with the mystery. :) Now I wait to meet Seth. Yes Yes Yes...:)

Ronlyn said...

I can't pick one favorite LCR character. But...D-man has a special place for me. I'm not sure HOW he got to that special place so quickly but he's my go-to guy.

Hope said...

I do a lot of re-reads of the LCR books too Jackie...

Ronlyn, I thought we decided that D man is special to you cause you were so much alike :)

Christy Reece said...

Hope, I loved that line from Eden too. It was a complete surprise to me but after what she went through with her own mother, if there was anyone who understood them it would be Eden. It hurt me that she couldn't have children of her own but in SECOND CHANCE, I was (small spoiler) thrilled with her news. (:

Christy Reece said...

Marie, I love the name Jordan too, but I so struggled with his name. I think I went through about ten before settling on Jordan. Eden was much easier simply because, in my mind, it meant peace. Before I settled on Jordan, I wrote much of the book with his name being Dane. Glad I settled on Jordan. (:

Jackie P said...

@Livia

You might want to go ahead and just make sure you have all 6. You end up wanting at the end of one to see what happens in the next book. Ooooo and then next year she has "Sweet Justice" coming out and it looks to be another awesome book.

Hope said...

Christy....maybe for those who don't know, you could tell us the release dates for the next three books (we are ALL very eagerly awaiting, some of us patiently, some....not so much)

Christy Reece said...

Hey AlisonP! The thought of someone driving around a big city (or a small one) looking for my books brings a huge grin to my face. Thank you!
I'm so glad you read NO CHANCE and then wanted to read more of my books. And I love that you're now reading romantic suspense--my favorite!

Have a great day at work!

Christy Reece said...

Kris, I love Jordan as a girl's name. I actually considered using it instead of Devon, but I liked it so much and Devon was only Devon for two chapters. Does that make sense or do I need more coffee?

Christy Reece said...

Hope, I haven't brought Oreos into this house in ages. Yesterday, while I was at the store, I thought there would never be a better reason than today's Romance and Oreo Book Club meeting. I even bought an extra gallon of milk! So the book club is not only fun, it's good for the economy!

Ronlyn said...

No oreos here (still waiting to buy the fudge covered ones, but I haven't been to a store in close to three weeks) so I'll kip into my Almond Hershey bars.

Christy Reece said...

Hey Shelly! When I learned you were from West Lafayette, I was thrilled! So very cool. And I love that you've chatted with some of my co-workers at Borders. I so enjoyed working there.

How great that you found me through 'if you like this author' on Amazon. I've found several authors like that too.

I'm so glad that you love Gabe. I knew that he came from a coal mining background but when I learned what happened to his family, it broke my heart. Under all that gruffness lies a truly wonderful man. Thankfully Skylar saw beneath that toughness.

I love chatting with readers and am always thrilled when I meet people on Facebook and Twitter who have read my books. IMHO, romance readers are some of the kindest and most fun people in the world.

Christy Reece said...

Hey Ronlyn, I overslept too. Getting out of bed when it's cold like this is so hard.

I remember you writing me and telling me about your name and how you had so much in common with Samara. I loved that!

LOL I have thankfully never known any mothers or mothers-in-law like the ones in my books. Now that'd be creepy.

Elizabeth Fairchild in SECOND CHANCE was one of the most fun characters I've ever written. She surprised me so many times!

LOL And you do have a way with words!

Kara C said...

Hope, to answer your impossible-to-answer question, I would have to go with Jordan and Eden as my sentimental favorites. They were, after all, my first LCR couple. You're first is always special. :)Eden is something else. I was just flipping through my copy again to see if there were any quotes I'd want to share, and I got mad all over again at all the people who did her wrong. Like I haven't read the book multiple times before and know it will all work out. LOL! Definitely a sign of a great writer.
As for Oreos, I don't allow them in the house because, well, then I EAT them. However, my boys talked me into buying the double stuff variety. I think I MUST eat one now to celebrate book club day. It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make for you, my dear friends. In fact, maybe I'll eat one for EACH of you...and two for Christy's hubby, as a show of support during his illness. :-)
Back to work. Everyone have a great day!

AlisonP said...

I'm so jealous of the oversleepers...I was up at 5:30 this morning, not fun for a night owl.

Kara I'm with you on the Oreos if they are in the house I'll eat them all...or my husband will he is an Oreo eating machine!

Hope said...
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Hope said...

KK, it is so wonderful of you to sacrafice yourself that way and eat an oreo for each of us lol. I knew it was an impossible question when I asked it, because they are all so great. Although, I really am looking forward to Dylan. Christy seems to passionate about him and his story.

Christy Reece said...

Hey Crystal! I love that we have the flashlight in common! So funny!

How cool that you stayed up till 2:00 to finish reading it. I read in a thread not too long ago where a reader said it took her about six hours to read RESCUE ME and she didn't even get up to go to the bathroom. LOL Not sure that's healthy but I was tickled she felt that way.

I'm glad RESCUE ME kept staring at you on the shelf. And I still have the email you sent me telling me how much you enjoyed the books. To know I was the first author you'd ever written means so much.

I know you love Ethan. He became a favorite for so many people and I wondered if it was because of how much he loved Shea. Do you think that's it? And I know Cole became a favorite of many because of what he suffered both before and after he joined LCR. I received more emails on him than any other character I've written. I was so glad to be able to give him an HEA in SECOND CHANCE. I think Keeley was the perfect woman for him in many ways.

Glad you're so intrigued with Dylan. Mr Tall, Dark and Silent has a lot of fans already. In between wanting to smack him for being so obnoxious, I think you'll really really love him. (:

Ronlyn said...

Don't be jealous of me oversleeping AlisonP. I should have been up earlier, and if it hadn't been for my 7 year old coming in and telling me it was 7am and if I didn't get up we were all going to be late. LOL.

And Christy, it's so funny because I just now was asked about my name again. Seems to go in spurts.

Christy Reece said...

Hope, I think Dylan has become so intriguing because he's such an enigma. One minute I think I know him and then he does something to completely surprise and infuriate me. LOL I think Jamie and I have a lot in common.

Christy Reece said...

LOL Hope, I love that you want to hug my heroines and ummm, hug my heroes too?

Ronlyn said...

Hope says I have so much in common with Dylan, Christy calls Dylan an enigma....hmmmm. LOL.
D-man and I bonded over late night critter raids. It's an intriguing story. LOL

Crystal (cmac) said...

Getting up early.... I had to make an emergency run to Walmart at 3:30 this morning! It was freezing out too!

Christy Reece said...

Hi Livia! Thank you so much. I'm thrilled you enjoyed RESCUE ME. I hope you enjoy RETURN TO ME just as much or more.

Looking back, there's a large part of me that wishes I did let Eden confront Alise. However, I don't know that women like Devon's mother would care one way or the other. I kind of like the idea of Eden and Jordan being so happy together and Alise is still alone in her cold, small world not knowing. There some kind of justice in that for me.

LOL I read a review, I think on Amazon, where the reader thought the ending would have been much better if I'd allowed a bus to run over Alise.

Thank you again for reading my books!

AlisonP said...

Crystal...3:30!! The only good thing about a 3:30 Walmart run is that is one of the few times Walmart isn't a madhouse!

krisgils33 said...

Christy,
I should have asked you to bring some Jim-n-Nick's cheese biscuits to this gathering. Not exactly the best companion to Oreos, but they're so yummy, I know all these book clubbing wenches would enjoy them!!!!

Ronlyn said...

Hope, I have to tell you: your bread recipe. When I went to click on comments my eyes caught the words "remove bread from pan" and my noncafinated brain turned it into "remove bedpan". I did a double take because I was PRETTY SURE that you wouldn't be cooking with a bed pan. ;-)

Christy Reece said...

Hey Jackie, I'm ever so grateful to your BF's mom!

LOL And I still have the email you sent me about Cole. I remember how you said you read RUN TO ME all tensed up, with your feet up in the chair. I know Cole has been your favorite for a long time, but I have a feeling you'll love Seth in SWEET JUSTICE. I think Cole and Seth are a lot alike. Honor thought so. (:

Christy Reece said...

Ronlyn, you and the D-man do have a special bond--between the possums and your middle of the night conversations. Jamie might be coming to you for some advice. (:

ShellyE said...

After finishing Last Chance, I am looking forward to Dylan and Jaime, but I'm wondering if Aiden will get a story?? Who are the next 3 about, and when will each be released? I'm sure you've told us before, but I have CRS these days :o)

Ronlyn said...

my door is always open for Jamie. :-)

Christy Reece said...

Regarding release dates--good idea, Hope!

Though I don't have the official dates, I do know that normally my books are released the Tuesday before the month they're supposed to come out. SWEET JUSTICE is a September release and SWEET REVENGE is an October release, so...

SWEET JUSTICE - August 30, 2011
SWEET REVENGE - September 27, 2011
SWEET REWARD - Early 2012 is all I know so far.

Hope said...

Are there any characters that you have met that would like to see get their own story? I LOVE Angela....hoping one day she gets a HEA.

Ronlyn, you crack me up.

Christy Reece said...

Ronlyn, you haven't been to the store in 3 weeks? Wow, with all the wonderful dishes you're always creating, you either have a fully stocked pantry or the hubby is going for you. And oh my, chocolate covered Oreos? Be still my heart. (:

Ronlyn said...

ah, D-man and Jamie will be making their debut the day before my anniversary. Such a SWEET gift. <3

Hope, I blame the cleaner. Or the lack of coffee. Or...never mind. LOL

Jackie P said...

Hope I KNEW I liked you. Angela is AWESOME, wouldn't she look good with a fun loving guy!

Ronlyn said...

Christy, Scott does the grocery shopping for me. He's a bargain hunter so he takes my lists and maps out who has the best deals and all that. I drive him crazy because I don't have time (or patience) for any of that. And 9 times out of 10 I forget to use the coupons he's given me. So, yeah, he does all the grocery shopping. And, I do have a wonderfully stocked pantry as well. :-) He's a good guy.

Christy Reece said...

Kara, thank you for getting angry all over again at how Eden was treated. Love it!

And you are so kind to eat Oreos not only for the book club but for my sick hubby too. Such sacrifices will be rewarded. (:

Hope said...

Jackie....DUH, everyone likes me, I am so cute and charming LOL....I know, Angela just gets to me. It made me laugh when they were deciding what to get her for her birthday.

Christy Reece said...

AlisonP, I live with a cookie eating machine too. Explaining that two cookies is enough for a snack has never gone over well for my hubby. He eats them like they're popcorn!

Christy Reece said...

Hope, I am passionate about Dylan because dog-gone-it, I want to give him his HEA and never have I met a man more resistant to getting there. And there's SWEET Jamie, over there on the other side of the room, glaring at him. (:

Christy Reece said...

Crystal! 3:30 AM to Walmart! Oh my heavens! Time for a nap!

Crystal (cmac) said...

I think Ronlyn is sniffing something today!! ...giggles....

Christy Reece said...

Kris, now I'm thinking of Jim & Nick's. Sigh, might have to have BBQ for lunch and Oreos for dessert.

Christy Reece said...

Hey Shelley! Here're the couples for the next three books:

SWEET JUSTICE - Honor Stone and Seth Cavanaugh (you met Honor in SECOND CHANCE)

SWEET REVENGE - Jamie Kendrick and Dylan Savage

SWEET REWARD - Jared Livingston and Mia Ryker (you met Jared in LAST CHANCE)

No plans yet for Aidan's book. I think once you read SWEET JUSTICE, you'll understand why I had to write Jared's story. However, I have a feeling once you see more of Aidan, you might want to read his story too. I may (possibly, but not sure) have found someone for him. Will have to wait and see. (:

krisgils33 said...

I knew once the seed was planted....

feel free to pelt me with cheese biscuits!!!

Christy Reece said...

Hope, I think Angela has intrigued several. I actually had a couple of scenes in SWEET REVENGE with her that I had to cut. I'm hoping I can bring them back in SWEET REWARD. However, I was thrilled that Jamie described Angela for me. Before that, all I knew about her was that she had tattoos, chewed gum and Noah was always threatening to fire her. I loved how Samara defended her in RESCUE ME. (:

Jackie P said...

@Christy,

Angela?????? :)

Christy Reece said...

Oh Ronlyn, you have the bestest hubby! What a guy.

And SWEET REVENGE is being released right before your anniversary? Wow, it's like it was meant to be! (:

Christy Reece said...

Hope, that was such a surprise that in the middle of an op, Noah, Jordan and Eden would stop and discuss Angela's birthday present. Crazy LCR operatives. (:

Christy Reece said...

LOL Jackie, it's hard to find a fun loving guy at LCR. I'll keep looking!

ShellyE said...

Oh no!! Jared is dumping his wife?? Or does she dump him?? I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed that he had a wife in Last Chance -- he sounds like a hottie!!

Ronlyn said...

Mia Ryker, the only person Noah ever fired...can we hear more about her?

Aly said...

Really? REALLY???? How the heck am I supposed to catch up? Stop posting!!! Geesh!

Kris -- there is a Jim-n-Nick's about 1 mile from my office and I have never been there :)

krisgils33 said...

Aly- R U KIDDING ME???
you're killing me. I lived in Alabama for 2 years and I think not one week went by that we didn't go to J&N for lunch or dinner. probably helped that one of my colleagues also worked there and that my hubby STILL thinks they have the best collard greens of any restaurant. I just loved their cheese biscuits and sweet tea.

Christy Reece said...

Shelly, I had no plans to write a book for Jared until he admitted to Lucas that he'd never told his wife about his past. That bothered me a lot. I wanted him happy and then I thought, what kind of woman was she that he didn't feel that he could tell her the truth.

And from there, I started to think... (:

Christy Reece said...

Hey Ronlyn. Good memory! Mia was the first person Noah ever fired. He's fired a few since then. Remember Ethan in RETURN TO ME?

I don't know a lot about Mia yet. What I do know makes me think she and Jared are going to be the most explosive couple I've had to date. They seem to have little in common until you dig deeper. One thing I do know they have in common is a wild streak that no one can tame. Wonder if they can tame each other? We'll see!

Christy Reece said...

Since it's gotta a little quieter, thought I'd throw some discussion questions out for you.

Was it wrong of Devon/Eden not to find Henry and tell him she was alive?

Should Eden have just come out and told Jordan the truth? Did you understand why she didn't or were you angry with her?

Did you understand Jordan's anger or did he go too far?

Did it bother you that the LaRue's partner got away and you had to wait until RETURN TO ME to see him get justice?

Who was the meanest person in the LaRue family? (We already know Marcus was the scummiest and sickest).

Feel free to address one or as many as you like!

Christy Reece said...

LOL Sorry, I meant gotten not gotta.

I gotta start proofing my comments betta!

ShellyE said...

Yes, Eden should've found a way to contact Henry --

I think as soon as Eden decided to sleep with Jordan, she should have told him the truth - she was brave about everything else, just not that

Oh, Jordan went WAY too far - (both times!!) Noah should've punched him instead of having a drink with him. Jordan didn't grovel nearly enough. Lashing out at Eden in anger the way he did amounts to rape - either emotional or physical. I wanted to just kick him in the shins (or higher!) Eden was a saint to forgive him as easily as she did.

Love having the villian appear in another book -- that just means we know there is another one coming!!

Not sure about the meanest LaRue, I would have to go revisit the book, but didn't Marcus' father kill Marcus' mother - or am I confusing that with another story??? That's pretty dastardly!!

I think women make great villians because most people don't think women can be that vile!! And they usually have a really twisted reason for their vindictiveness!

BTW - fudge covered oreos are the best!!

Crystal (cmac) said...

Aly I am having a hard time keeping up too and I don't have a job to distract me. Just little people. :)

Christy-
When I first read that Henry had died I thought "NO!", but by the time I closed the book I thought it just added to the "Life deals crappy cards sometimes, but you learn from them as best you can" Yes I wish she would have been able to tell him, but I think Henry loved her enough to know that she loved him as well.

Had I been Eden I would have been hesitant to reveal myself too. She loved him so much from the time she was a little girl that she was afraid of those feelings again. I understood why she didn't tell. Plus she had no idea the battle he was facing at first either. Once she did find out she was scared he would think she was deliberate in lying to him.
I understood Jordan's anger. I have a terrible temper so I know what it is like to loose your cool and then once you calm down to realize what an ass you've been. lol
I think the whole family was a basket of crazies! :)

Ronlyn said...

Was it wrong of Devon/Eden not to find Henry and tell him she was alive?
I can't say it was wrong of her. She was so hurt, both physically and emotionally, and then after what her mother did *shaking my head*. Do I think she will regret that she didn't try to track him down sooner? Every day. But, I think it would be easy for anyone standing outside of a situation that explosive and say "shoulda woulda".

Hope said...

I agree with ShellyE, women make vile villains, cause you don't suspect them.

I am on the fence about Eden telling Jordan. I understand her reasons, but I also understand his anger for being in the dark.

I do think she should have contacted Henry, he was so good to her.

I don't think Jordan went to far, not when he didn't know, and he thought she had lied (which she did btw), but he didn't know her reasons. BUT, I agree, I don't think he had to grovel enough. A few SWEET words and she was putty in his hands. I thought he should have had to beg...

Hope said...

Crystal "I think the whole family was a basket of crazies!" couldn't have said it better LOL

Ronlyn said...

Should Eden have just come out and told Jordan the truth? Did you understand why she didn't or were you angry with her?
I am one that fully believes in fully frontal honesty. That being said I do understand why she didn't tell him, at least at first. I do believe she should have told him before sleeping with him, but... *shrug* I was more angry with her that she left without telling him the truth.

Did you understand Jordan's anger or did he go too far?
I admit to not understanding Jordan's anger. I think we've talked about this before, Christy. During that scene I wanted to slap him and tell him to get over himself. As the book went on I realized that Jordan's anger was mostly a knee jerk reaction, and that was more understandable to me than the burning rage he seemed to have in the moment.

Ronlyn said...

Did it bother you that the LaRue's partner got away and you had to wait until RETURN TO ME to see him get justice?
No, didn't bother me in the least.

Who was the meanest person in the LaRue family? (We already know Marcus was the scummiest and sickest).
The meanest? Mrs. LaRue (who's name escapes me at the moment) without a doubt. She was a psycho and stone cold bitch.

AlisonP said...

Was it wrong of Devon/Eden not to find Henry and tell him she was alive? I think she may regret not getting to see him one last time, but overall I understand why she didn’t try to contact him. She’d been hurt so badly emotionally and physically I can see the need to leave the past behind her to move on.

Did you understand Jordan's anger or did he go too far? He had a right to be angry for being deceived, but he went way to far both times…it broke my heart the things he said to Eden.

Did it bother you that the LaRue's partner got away and you had to wait until RETURN TO ME to see him get justice? No - I hoped there would be another story where he get what was coming to him.

I completely agree...Women make the evilest villains!

Marie Force said...

Holy mother of God, people! The BlackBerry is on fire! Looking forward to reading through all the fun I've missed all day! What a good time you're having without me!

Ronlyn said...

lol Marie. See if you leave your party unattended again.

Crystal (cmac) said...

When the boss is away the hostess will play.... lol

Hope said...

WCBCW was out in full FORCE today :) Hope you had a good trip Marie.

Christy Reece said...

Wow, I went to make myself a sandwich and came back to a deluge! I love it!

I knew many people wouldn't like some of the things that Eden and Jordan did or didn't do. And I could have written it several different ways. But I kept thinking about how life really is messy and imperfect. Do we always do the right thing or the mature thing? LOL I know I don't. And my characters were far from perfect.

I agree that Eden probably regrets daily not contacting Henry, but I also understood why she didn't. She wanted to put everything in that other life completely behind her--the hurt, pain and disillusionment. She just wanted to forget and try to pretend it didn't happen, even the good stuff. Sometimes denial is the way we deal with pain, even if in that denial we're missing out on good things.

I totally understand Eden not telling Jordan the truth. I'm all for honesty too but exposing herself again, allowing herself to be open and be the vulnerable Devon wasn't something she could handle.

Did Jordan overreact? Absolutely. He knew he did, both times. And he despised himself for it. I think early on I mentioned how slow to anger he usually is but with Devon/Eden, who meant so much to him, that coolness disappeared. I think we often hurt the ones we care about the most. Jordan certainly proved that true.

I thought him almost getting killed for her would have been enough of a grovel, but guess not. Some readers never forgave him.

Oh, I agree, the LaRue's were a bunch of crazies, but Inez, the mother was the worst to me. At least Alfred actually loved Inez but she only loved herself.

Glad it didn't bother anyone that the partner got away. Since I knew he was going to play a significant role in RETURN TO ME, I had no choice but to let him go for a short time.

Ronlyn said...

Ah, I wasn't even thinking about Eden revealing herself to Jordan later in the story, I was only thinking of the beginning scene.

For later: no, I don't blame her. Again, I think she should have (in a perfect world) told him before she slept with him (deja vu there) but I understand why she didn't.

Jordan's reaction...yeah. Again, that was harder, but I understood that one better than his reaction the first time.

Christy Reece said...

Ronlyn, I think she panicked and that's why she ran. I did admire her for going back to tell him the truth, even if part of the reason was because she wanted to get to him before her mother did.

And I think that first reaction from him was the real knee jerk reaction. The second time was fury and hurt along with bruised pride. I agree. The second one was a little easier to understand.

Ronlyn said...

I agree. She paniced, without a doubt. I reminded myself the last time I read it how young she was at that moment, which (for me) helped see her reasoning. Was it the right thing to do? no. Was it something someone that age would do? Yup. :-)

Hope said...

Yes, I guess him almost getting killed about sealed the deal...I should look at it from both sides. I was only seeing what Eden saw, in that when he was in the hospital another woman came to be his nursemaid.

I did love the scene where Samara went to see Noah. It was almost like you knew when those two finally got together, there would be fireworks :)

INEZ...that was her name, it was driving me NUTS.

Kara C said...

Wow - 112, now 113, comments?
I never got mad at Eden in the book because I was so amazed, with all she'd been through, that she could still speak in complete sentences! I pretty much gave her a free pass on behavior. Jordan? Oh, that man! Like I said, I STILL get riled up over his reactions, BUT how I love him now!
I think that is precisely why I liked this book so much though. It didn't follow the 'normal' formula, and characters had real flaws.

Livia said...

Shelley, I agree with you totally regarding Jordan. He did not grovel nearly enough and he was so arrogant that Noah should have smacked him every time he saw him. Jordan's actions caused something extremely serious to happen and while he admitted it he also had a "it was a long time ago" attitude. I have to honestly admit that when he got shot I was thinking, thank you and now you can feel the pain. I can't wait to read the next two books, I'm wondering if there will be more on this couple.

Hope said...

Ladies...I will be signing off for the night. I am having a few of my friends over for a wrap party so we can get started on wrapping gifts (and eating SWEETs) Thank you all for stopping by today, it was great to hear everyones thoughts on one of my all time favorites. And a GREAT BIG Thanks to Christy for coming by and chatting with us. I know I speak for many on this blog when I tell you that your books are and will forever be on our keeper shelves.

Christy Reece said...

LOL Ronlyn, I agree about the age thing. Sometimes I look back on the stupid things I did when I was that age and cringe. So yes, at that age, I think her reaction was understandable.

Christy Reece said...

Hope, I did hurt for her when Samara showed up at the hospital. I kept thinking, okay, just how much more can she take. But Eden being Eden was one tough, if damaged, cookie.

When I wrote the first draft of RESCUE ME, I didn't have Samara in it, other than the phone conversation she had with Jordan close to the beginning. Since RETURN TO ME was coming out a few weeks after RESCUE ME, my editor thought it'd be good to introduce her so people would know what to look forward to. I was so glad I did. I fell in love with her and loved how she didn't let Noah get away with all his crap. And I loved Noah's reaction to her. I had such fun writing their story.

Christy Reece said...

Kara, I think I understood Eden's motivations so well because many of the ways she reacted to things just made sense to me, even if some of them were wrong. With Jordan, sometimes, every time he opened his mouth, I wanted to smack him. But then, I knew how badly he felt about what he'd done. Never giving up looking for her, torturing himself about what he said to her, allowing himself to be stupid enough to believe Alise. Yeah, I loved him too, no matter how furious I was with him.

And I can't say I wasn't equally angry with Noah for being so arrogant and thinking he knew what was best for everyone. Grr.

Kara C said...

Oh trust me, Christy. I was plenty mad at Noah in RESCUE ME too. It's so funny, thinking back to my first reading of it, and thinking "this poor new author is never going to get them out of this!" You did, by the way...in a big way. Truly one of my favorites.

Christy Reece said...

Hey Livia, you'll see both of them again in RETURN TO ME and they also make a significant appearance in SECOND CHANCE, which was the second book in this year's trilogy. I enjoyed writing them in both books because I was so glad to see how happy they are. (:

Christy Reece said...

Hope, thank you so much for being such a great co-hostess! You did a wonderful job. A wrap party sounds like fun. Enjoy yourself and thank you again for choosing RESCUE ME for the book club. I've loved going back and revisiting some of my favorite characters.

Mary G said...

I agree. It was fun. Thanks Marie. Christy & Hope.

Christy Reece said...

Kara, it's been so long (3 years) since I wrote RESCUE ME, I don't remember if I felt I'd written myself into a corner or not. I do remember thinking how am I going to make Noah lovable after all of his meddling. Somehow he came out of it though. (:

Christy Reece said...

Hey Mary G and all, I'll be here for a while, so feel free to chat some more. I have some Oreos left too!

Mary G said...

Hi Christy
I missed Marie's interview on Blog Radio because the sound card hadn't been reinstalled when my BIL fixed my PC. I could only comment by email. I told Marie how I called in when you were on & when they told you that you had a caller from Canada you said,
"Mary G!!". Marie said she would have said the same thing LOL. That's my claim to fame,
"Mary G from Canada".

Christy Reece said...

LOL And I love to hear from Mary G from Canada!

Mary G said...

That was so fun. I think we talked about your smartly written villains.

Marie Force said...

Holy smokes! What a fun time you all had today! So sorry I couldn't be more involved. It was a good day at work and a fun holiday party tonight. I enjoyed all the comments and conversation!

Christy, thank you SO MUCH for sharing your thoughts about the book, the series and your unforgettable characters. Hope, thank you so much for your lovely hospitality! I appreciate your help today! Christy and I will choose the winners and post them to the blog this weekend!

Next up, is Just One Taste by Louisa Edwards on Dec. 9 with a giveaway of the ENTIRE signed trilogy! Very excited to get to know Louisa and to read Just One Taste. Mary G From Canada will be our co-hostess.

Christy Reece said...

Mary G, I think we did chat about my villains. That was fun!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Marie! Glad you enjoyed your day at work and your party. I love holiday parties!

Thank you again for having me on. I had a blast revisiting my characters and chatting with such wonderful people.

I'm headed back to my writing cave. Wonder if I can lure Dylan with an Oreo?

Crystal (cmac) said...

Holy shmoly a girl takes a break to get some Burn Notice in and the comments just keep pouring in.
I think we all agree that both Jordan and Eden did wrong. I think Jordan's remorse was sufficient enough that Eden realized how much he loved her. :) Thank goodness too. She so deserved her man! Thanks Hope, Marie and you Christy for your amazing writing skills! Now hurry up and get Dylan in my hands I'm needing a fix! Good night everyone! It has been fun! :)

Christy Reece said...

Crystal, I definitely need to start watching Burn Notice. My mom was telling me how much she loved the show too.

I'm happy you feel that way about Jordan and Eden. They both definitely messed up but as Eden says at the end, this time we'll both get it right. And they did. (:

Glad you're looking forward to Dylan's book. Have a good night!

Kara C said...

So, ok, I know the party is officially over, and yes, I'm that annoying guest that just won't go away. Read the last few reviews.
"This time we'll both get it right." One of the many, many reasons, I LOVED this book. Characters with flaws who made definite mistakes, and they still made it work. Thanks for one of the best HEA's ever, Christy. And to visit with Jordan and Eden in other books in the series just sealed the deal as their being one of my faves.
Marie, Louisa Edwards? Seriously? I met her in Florida and went a little fangirl on her. Can't wait until next week!

Christy Reece said...

Kara, thanks so much! I love visiting with Eden and Jordan in other books too. Got a glimpse of them in SWEET REVENGE at McKenna's wedding. Very SWEET!

Mary G said...

Hi Kara
That's great! Glad you're looking forward to it. You'll have to tell the story of your meeting next week. I bet she remembers you.

Marie Force said...

WINNERS and UPCOMING DATES

Winners of Christy Reece's giveaways:
Aly - NO CHANCE
Livia - RESCUE ME
Kris - RESCUE ME

Send your mailing address to christy@christyreece.com, and she'll mail the books out next week. Congratulations, ladies!

Now for future book club dates! Looking for book suggestions and hostesses for Dec. 23 and Dec. 30. I figure we keep going during the holidays since people tend to have some good down time. What say you? Suggestions for books/authors we can invite? We've been heavy on RS and contemporary. Do I see a historical on the horizon? Email me your suggestions at marie@marieforce.com!

Christy Reece said...

Congrats Aly, Livia and Kris!

Thank you again, Marie!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Marie Force said...

You too, Christy! Thanks again for being such a great book club author (and do feel free to join our ranks as a co-hostess one day if you have a book you'd like us to feature!)

oklanannie said...

I am so sorry I missed out on this riveting session. Reading over all the comments just gave me chills remembering my first encounter with the Last Chance Rescue organization. From the knockout debut of Christy's fabulous series in RESCUE ME through the last page of LAST CHANCE, my addiction to these characters and their stories has grown stronger and stronger. Waiting on SWEET JUSTICE is pure agony . . . but come September 2011, I know without a doubt Christy's latest will be another high-octane thriller blending the perfect amount of romance starring fantastic characters, a villain that will knock me socks off, and a HEA that will once again leave me breathless and begging for the next book!

I've loved each of the six books -- LAST CHANCE is my favorite so far because I just melted when I met Lucas and McKenna had already provoked enough interest that their story just was magical to me.

But each and every one of the LCR gang brought their own specialness to each book and the secondary characters are so well-written that you can't help but hope that someday their voices will be heard in a book of their own.

I count myself among the lucky to have discovered Christy's books, to be able to call her friend, and share "cyber friendships" with her readers. This is a very entertaining group and I've come to depend on the frequent doses of laughter, cheer and goodwill.

Thanks to Marie, Christy and Hope for hosting RESCUE ME's review session.

Marie Force said...

Anne,
You are so sweet! Christy and I are both lucky to count you among our reader friends. Hope you have a great weekend, and thanks for coming by to check in!

Christy Reece said...

Anne, thank you so much! I will always say that one of the greatest rewards of being a published author is getting to know some of the SWEETest people in the world. You included, my friend.

Have a great weekend!