Hi. I’m Kayce Lassiter, and I’m tickled as a coyote in the hen house to be here, where we’ll examine the questions that are burning a hole in your heart. We’ve all had our hearts soar with love, only to crash to the ground in a burning pile of rubble when something went wonky. Join me for my advice to the love-torn.
Mares: My boyfriend complains that I spend more time with my horse than with him. What can I do to make him happy?
I’m torn. Does your man have a valid point? If you are spending more time with your horse, I gotta ask why. I love horses, but they’re not my first choice to keep me warm on a cold winter night. Girlie, you know how to fix this. When you get the evil eye that says, “I’m feeling neglected,” you just take his hand and lead him up the stairs. Men are not that complicated. A little country lovin’ fixes most anything. Dinner’s late or cold? Lovin’ fixes that. You flirted a little too much with the waiter at dinner? Love him up. Your mother’s coming for a month? Honey, I’m not a miracle worker. Nuthin’ fixes that. You just gotta power through it. On the flip-side…if you prefer a horse over your man, it’s time to put that bronc up wet. You don’t love him. Move on. Get yourself a real cowboy—one with a horse of his own—‘cuz a real cowboy is never threatened by a horse. Just sayin…
Studs: I have my eye on a gal who won’t give me the time of day. How do I get her attention?
Seriously? Are you a stud or a dud? It ain’t rocket science. If you like her, tell her. Walk up to her in a clean shirt and smellin’ good (maybe with a nice, unwilted flower that you didn’t steal from her flower bed) and say, “Hey, filly, wanna get rowdy?” Okay, don’t do that…she’ll crush that flower against your forehead like a smoked cigarette. If you approach her with confidence and a sweet compliment, your chances will soar—unless you say something stupid about how her eyes or her loins remind you of your horse! So, come up with something nice to say, and just do it. Waitin’ gets you nuthin’…which is exactly what you’ve already got. Like gets like, and brass gets brass. If you want the brass ring, you gotta grow a set of brass ones. On the flip-side…if you can’t man-up enough for the direct approach, go for the desperate friend (remember, like gets like), or get used to keeping Playboy magazines in the bathroom. Again, not rocket science.
That’s my story, loving and looney, and I’m stickin’ to it. Hang on tight now, ‘cuz we’re gonna go real, real fast!
Love ya, Kayce.
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Christmas In Garland Creek is available for purchase in ebook today! This is Volume 4 of the Butterscotch Martini Shots Series, and we are excited to say that this set has four brand-spanking-new Christmas stories to warm your heart on a cold winter night. So get your e-copy today!
A print version should be available on Amazon by early next week, and we will let you know when that is up for order.
Remember, books in any format make great Christmas presents, and this one will set the tone for a warm, snuggly holiday. Add this book to your Christmas list NOW.
by Kayce Lassiter
Myca slipped by the pair. “Come on, Colleen, it appears the bar is now open. “Let’s give it a whirl.”
Colleen followed her to the bar, where Myca ordered, “Two butterscotch martinis, please.”
The silver-haired bartender in starched Wranglers, a black jacket, and a red vest with a bolo tie, smiled. “Okay, ladies, but I’m just a volunteer. I don’t do this for a living.”
Myca smiled. “Seriously, Ben Monroe? We’ve known you since we were all kids together. We know who you are and what you do for a living.”
He winked. “Then you know I have no clue how to make a butterscotch martini. But tell me what’s in it,” he leaned forward flirtatiously, “and I’ll try anything for you, Myca.”
She froze and cut her gaze to the side to stare at him, then to Colleen, who gawked at Ben like he’d just pissed on the floor.
Myca put one hand on her hip. “Are you flirting with me?” She’d discovered a long time ago that the direct approach either made a guy back off, or made him even more determined. She wasn’t sure which option she hoped Ben would take. She’d decide how she felt about it after she saw which way he jumped.
Ben straightened and held her gaze as he announced, “I’ve been flirting with you since you were sixteen years old. It’s about time you noticed.”
Huh, really didn’t expect him to jump that way.
The only thing she could think to say was, “Well, let’s see how good you are at bartending. That might make up my mind.”
Then she turned to Colleen and growled, “You can close your mouth now.”
Colleen snapped her jaw shut, but continued to stare.
He picked up the drink shaker. “Shoot.”
Myca stepped forward and leaned on the bar. “Okay, four jiggers of Buttershots, four jiggers of Bailey’s, and two jiggers of vanilla vodka.”
He tipped his head to the side. “That’s ten shots of booze. How many martinis am I making.”
Myca scowled at him. “You are making two martinis.” She extended her hand across the bar and pointed to the shelf below. “And you’re going to use the two large martini glasses I put down there earlier.”
He raised a brow, but said nothing, simply reaching for the martini glasses, which were much larger than the glasses the resort had provided.
Ben smiled. “Maybe I should join you,” he teased as he poured the shots.
Myca glanced up at him. “If you’re going to join us, you’d better put more booze in the shaker.”
Ben Monroe laughed as he dumped in some ice, shook the container, and poured two very full martinis. He slid them across the bar. “Enjoy, ladies.” Then he leaned close and lowered his voice as he addressed Myca. “And be sure you come back and see me when you’ve finished that drink.”
She could feel her face heat, as she shot back a snappy retort. “Of course, we’ll be back. This is only our first drink.”
* * *
Devin watched as his grandmother and Melayna’s turned away from the bar. “You suppose those two will stay sober tonight?”
Melayna laughed. “Not a chance.” She pointed at them. “Those glasses are way full.”
He groaned, then met her gaze. “I recognize those drinks. They’re butterscotch martinis, and they are all alcohol.” He shifted his gaze back to the grandmothers. “And it would appear they have brought their own glasses, which are twice the size of the martini glasses the hotel provided.”
Melayna snorted. She covered her mouth with her hand. “Sorry. I’m just picturing the two of them fighting over a toilet to puke in.”
“Oh, let’s don’t go there. I don’t even want to think about that.”
Well, folks, it’s almost here! The BMGs have a brand new Christmas box set coming out with four all-new stories from Kayce Lassiter Tia Dani, Tina Gerow, and Tina Swayzee McCright. The expected release date is Friday of next week–December 1st, so keep your eyes open for the details on where you can get your copy. In the meantime, here’s a peek at the new cover and blurb. Put it on your calendar and start saving your pennies now–we will be offering it at a special (temporary) Christmas release price of 99c!!!
Christmas In Garland Creek–Butterscotch Martini Shots, Volume 4
Four new heart-warming Christmas stories from the Butterscotch Martini Girls. This box set features a collection of new holiday tales of Christmas in Garland Creek, Arizona, from Kayce Lassiter, Tia Dani, Tina Gerow, and Tina Swayzee McCright. The heat level for this set runs from sweet to low.
Garland Creek Cowboy by Kayce Lassiter
Devin Douglas finds his world turned upside down when his high school flame returns to town for Christmas after a sixteen-year absence. Melayna Gaines had turned down Devin’s marriage proposal and fled town like her tail was on fire. Now she’s back and the two must work together to save Devin’s fifteen-year-old daughter who has fallen off a cliff and is stuck at the bottom of a canyon with a mountain lion and a broken ankle. Can Melayna put aside her dreams of international travel to stay in Garland Creek with Devin? Is she prepared to take on another woman’s teenage daughter? Is Devin destined to pick up the pieces of another devastating rejection? Or will the magic of Christmas in Garland Creek give these two star-crossed lovers a second chance at love?
Her Christmas Wish by Tia Dani
There’s Christmas magic in Garland Creek and it comes from more than just the holiday season. Disillusioned with her life, architect, Kandee Harding, accepts an interview in Garland Creek, Arizona for a lucrative position with Anderson Holdings. Unbeknownst to her, there’s more coming than a career move. Sam Ralston, a restaurant supply owner, arrives at the same time to fix a problem at a newly-opened resort. Soon they become involved in a scheme of payback, a discovery of the past, and a deadly sabotage lurking behind the Christmas Spirit.
Mom for Christmas by Tina Gerow
Brock Turner doesn’t believe the holiday magic of the tiny town of Garland Falls can grant his Christmas wish, but fate works in mysterious ways. Brock’s wish is to have his mom with him through the holidays. However, she tragically loses her battle to cancer just days before Christmas… But not before she tells him he’s adopted. Her wish is for Brock to find his birth mother, and he promises he will do everything he can. Nurse Anastasia Callahan has been a Christmas angel to Brock as she helped ease his mother’s pain during her last days. Now Anastasia and Brock must work together to answer his mother’s dying wish and locate the birth mother he never knew. Brock and Anastasia grow ever closer as the holiday magic of Garland Falls weaves its spell and just might grant his wish in a strange and mysterious way.
Walking Away With Christmas by Tina Swayzee McCright
When a string of burglaries threatens to close the newly opened Garland Creek Resort, Gina Ferari, the resort photographer, discovers her aunt is the prime suspect. After a chance meeting, Gina finds an ally, and possibly more, in Carter Hayes, a visiting lawyer. But the situation worsens when an employee disappears, Carter’s future with his law firm becomes questionable, and Gina can’t get beyond her childhood loss to learn to trust again. Can a touch of magic bring back Christmas and Gina’s happily ever after?
Murder by Dummies has had a red-letter week! We announced earlier in the week that it had won the Gorgeous Gals category of the Affaire de Coeur Cover Art Contest, and today it is on the Bestsellers list at Totally Bound. It just doesn’t get any better than that!!! Oh, did I forget to also mention you can get your “early download” copy TODAY? Yes, you can. So follow this link to the Totally Bound website, where you can order your copy and download it right away. This is almost a full month ahead of the general release date on other sites!!! Go…go fast…before they’re all gone! (just kidding)
And if you are interested in reading an excerpt before you buy, go to today’s blog and check it out. Hugs!
Murder by Dummies took first place in the Gorgeous Gals category of the Affaire de Coeur contest yesterday…thanks to all my peeps who voted it over the top! You are all Rock Stars!
And on top of that…yes, there is more!
Murder by Dummies is in the number three spot on the top 10 Most Popular books in the Totally Bound bookstore.
And it gets even better…yes, there’s more!
It is sharing that list with Point Blank by Cheyenne McCray. Holy cow, Batman, the BMGs are rockin’ that list!
Click on the pics below to get your copies of these fabulous books today!
If you would like to read an excerpt before ordering, click on over to Happily Ever After Thoughts and check out the snippet I have posted.
And don’t forget to cast your vote for Murder by Dummies in the Affaire de Coeur cover art contest. You can vote once each day between now and July 15th.
Thank you very much for your support!!!
You’re the best!
Just making sure everyone knows my new release in The Marilyn Club Series — Murder
for by Dummies will be out in July. You will be able to place a pre-order at the publisher’s site on July 4th, 2017, with the early download date set for July 18, 2017. As soon as I have a buy link available, I will shout it from the rooftops. Stay tuned for more information on how you can get your copy!
TODAY is release day for the new Butterscotch Martini Shots box set. You’ll get 4 stories from the BMG’s–Jennifer Ashley, Calista Fox, Kayce Lassiter, and Tia Dani–at an amazing price of $.99. Be sure to go get your Ecopy today! https://www.amazon.com/BodyGuard-Butterscotch-Martini-Shots-Book-ebook/dp/B01LVTYGLE/
And if you don’t already have Volume 1, you will want to order both so you don’t miss anything from the Butterscotch Martini Girls!
And here are some story blurbs just to whet your appetite.
BodyGuard (Shifters Unbound Series)
Elizabeth Chapman is saved from an armed robber by a giant Kodiak bear who shifts into a large, well-muscled, and fully naked human male. Ronan, the Bear Shifter, takes her to Shiftertown for safety, where Elizabeth learns that the mateless Ronan, alone in the world, takes care of Shifters who have also been left on their own. Now, Ronan will only let Elizabeth leave the confines of Shiftertown if he becomes her 24/7 bodyguard.
Rise of the Damned (Forever Mine Series) – By Calista Fox For centuries, Kage Deville has sworn to protect the mortal soul of Taelyn Abrams—even though it means watching her die. He’s a demon fighting to keep two worlds from clashing and she’s a human slayer summoned to life when the threat to the mortals becomes too great. But something has gone wrong with the resurrection and unless Taelyn’s memory of her true mission returns, a world will be doomed and she will be forever lost to Kage…
Witch‘s Pass (SpellMaker Series) – By Kayce Lassiter Witch princess, Quayk SpellMaker, is in a battle of wills with her father over an “arranged” marriage to a man she hates. Does she settle for a loveless marriage? Or risk being without a mate and alone forever? Gargoyle shifter, Alex McCall, is assigned to guard Quayk and make sure she marries. But the more time he spends ensuring Quayk marries another, the more he is drawn to the beautiful, quirky witch.
Next To Die – By Tia Dani Amanda Jackson relocates to Arizona with her new husband. Despite warnings from a girlfriend, she can’t believe an obsessed psychopath is after her. Until she sees her name and the words…next to die. To appease his sister, bodyguard Rick DeLuca reluctantly agrees to keep an eye on Amanda. The dangerous mess he uncovers reveals an ugly truth. Her perfect husband isn’t who he pretends to be.
Just $.99 for a limited time!
Hey gang, I’ve been terribly remiss both in posting my blogs and in keeping you abreast of our Butterscotch Martini Girl Blabs. So here is a link to last week’s blab about Things an Introvert Won’t Tell You.
If you view the blab…and be sure to stay until the end…you will find out how to win a free eCopy of Midnight on The Double-B and a free eCopy of Katie’s Rock. So go check out the blab and then come back here and post the answer to the question I have posed in the blab.
That’s my story, alcoholic and apologetic (NOT), and I’m stickin’ to it. Hang on tight now, ‘cuz we’re gonna go real, real fast!