Monday, October 6, 2014

MAKE ME CRAZY by Codi Gary: Author Interview and Giveaway

Kinky Vanilla Romance is pleased to share Make Me Crazy by Codi Gary, a contemporary romance released this summer by Books With Benefits Press. This post is part of a book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Click on the banner to see additional tour stops.

Make Me Crazy by Codi Gary

Miranda “Rand” Coleman has seen the way love can wreck a person and wants absolutely no part of it. When her granddaddy dies suddenly, he leaves a clause in his will that has her married in three months or she loses her inheritance. Unwilling to give up the Double C Ranch, she starts to set her eyes towards the eligible men in town, with little luck in finding a man she can stand for a minute let alone a year. Until she sets eyes on the new veterinarian and enlists the help of her womanizing best friend, Jake, to help.

Jake Hansen is a single guy who likes his women pretty and uncomplicated, with no plans to settle down anytime soon. When he decides to help Rand hook her man, he has no idea the effect watching Rand change would have on him. Especially when she starts letting her gorgeous brown hair down and showing off a body he didn’t even know she had. Before too long, Jake isn’t just lusting after his best friend, he’s feeling downright possessive. But when it comes down to the wire, will he get over his issues and step up to the alter…or lose the only woman he was ever meant to love?


Rand pulled her hand away from him and he covered his smile with his hand as she looked surprised by the compliment. “I don’t remember.”

Tandy leaned on the table and the woman’s look was downright sultry. “Well it looks awesome on you.”

Jake blinked. The girl wasn’t being friendly. She was flirting...with Rand.

Rand seemed oblivious to Tandy’s interest. “I got it as a present for my birthday, and was going to take it back, but my granddaddy couldn’t find the receipt.”

Tandy actually batted her lashes. “Well that would have been a damn shame.”

Alright, it was funny at first but that was too much. “I’ll have the chicken enchiladas with two tacos.” Both women turned to stare at him and he focused all of his attention on Rand, “Honey, what do you want to eat?”

Rand looked back up at Tandy when she answered. “I’ll have a bean and cheese burrito with rice and beans.”

“Coming right up.” Tandy said. Her smiled faded when her gaze shifted to him, her expression downright hostile. This time he watched her walk away and turned back to Rand with wide eyes. “Did you see that?”

“You checking out our waitress?” Rand asked with false sweetness. It was his turn to be angry. “No, the glare she sent me.” “Right because women usually glare at you.” Jake said very patiently, “Rand honey, I have no interest in that woman and I’m telling you, I am not her type.” “How do you know that?” He leaned back in his seat and grinned. “Because it wasn’t me she was checking out.”


What came first for Make Me Crazy, the characters or the story itself?

Rand came first…she just wouldn’t shut up and I was watching way too much Miss Congeniality!

What about your characters surprised you while writing?

Red coming clean about his feelings. I didn’t start out thinking he would fall for Rand too!

What was your favorite chapter (or part) of Make Me Crazy to write and why?

Their first passionate kiss…wowza!

Who would you cast in the roles of your main characters, if your book were optioned for a movie? Why?

Jamie Dornan cause I love to look at him and I think he’d sound hot with a drawl. Brian Robinson cause yum! Shelly Hennig cause she’s a lovely actress!

Is Make Me Crazy going to be part of a series? If yes, is there a theme or idea you’d like to work with?

It is the first book in the Loco, Texas series, which follows the citizens doing crazy things for love!

Do you have an ideal reader in mind when you write? If so, please describe that reader.

Just someone who enjoys heartfelt romances with lots a laughs, a few tears, and a happily ever after that leaves you squealing!

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?

My hubs and I went out for Molton Chocolate Cake!

What’s your biggest challenge as a writer? How did you overcome it, or how are you working to overcome it?

Trying to organize my writing schedule around two kids, my hubs, vacations, marketing, and everyday life!

Finish the sentence:

One book I wish I had written is….The Hunger Games cause I love it but….:-)

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title of the book should be? Why?

Monkey Poo On A Stick: Ramblings of a Romance Author

What project are you working on now?

Drive Me Crazy Loco #3 and Return of the Bad Girl Rock Canyon #4


An obsessive bookworm for twenty years, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family. Visit her website www.codigarysbooks.comfor latest news, social media, or just to say hi!

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This is the second book in the Loco, Texas series.

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Codi will be awarding a signed copy of Make Me Crazy to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop (US ONLY) during the tour; and a Grand Prize of a $25 Amazon/BN GC plus a signed copy of Make Me Crazy (US ONLY) will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. A randomly drawn host during the tour will be awarded a $25 Amazon/BN GC.


  1. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

  2. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.


  3. Thanks for the chance!
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  4. thanks for the great excerpt :)

  5. Sounds like an amazing read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  6. Sounds awesome!

    Thank you for this opportunity!