The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Monday, 25 August 2014

Welcome contemporary romance author, Codi Gary...

Did you set any goals for 2014? I wanted to go to two conferences.

How long does it take you to write a 50,000-60,000 word manuscript? Two weeks to six weeks, depending on the schedule I have.

Tell us about a new author you’ve recently discovered. ) I just started reading Wendy Corsi Staub and loving her!

Name two romances you’ve read more than once. ) I would read For the Roses and Romancing Mr. BRIDGERTON every day if I could. I will always love them.
Tell us about your first car. My first car was a purple Dodge Neon. The door panel fell off at one point and the switch on the back door was broken, so the inside light always thought it was open and would flicker like a strobe light. I loved that car.

Tell us something you’ve lied about? I once pretended to be my friend’s sister in law when we were teenagers, and told her boss she was in a car accident to get her out of work...yikes!

How do you feel about kissing in public? Yes or no? I think kissing in public is okay but full on make out, getting ready to head into second base is tacky. Unless you are trying to hide (against a car in a deserted parking lot after a date, for example.)

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?

Surprising himself, he reached out to brush a piece of hair from her forehead and said sincerely, “There are a ton of men in this town who would be lucky to have someone like you.”
He barely had time to dwell on the softness of her skin before, in true Rand form, she started making gagging noises. “Alright, if we’re done with the touchy feely moment, can I start this movie? Disembowelment I can handle, but this sappy chick talk is nauseating.”
“How is it you can be more of a guy than I am?” He asked, watching her get up and head towards the DVD player, silently cursing himself for his craziness. Whatever weird glitch was going on with him, he needed to nip it in the bud. For a brief moment, he was thinking Red wasn’t so nuts to consider marrying Rand. If she was willing to give her future husband some kind of financial help, as long as he stayed out of her business, why not him? He’d been wanting to buy Loco Tack and Feed for several months, had planned on applying for a loan, but with the money from Rand, he wouldn’t need to deal with the bank.
And it wouldn’t be like it was a real marriage.
“I don’t act like a guy.” Rand said, twisting around after putting the DVD in. “I’m just not one of those prissy girls you and Red seem to think are sooo wonderful.”
Red’s idea about fluffing up Rand’s femininity popped into Jake’s head. “What if you dressed up a bit? Put on some make up? Maybe you’d catch someone’s attention.”
She gave him a dubious look as she sat next to him. “Because I don’t believe in false advertising. Now, hush up. I want to watch this guy get sliced up.”
“Morbid.”             “Entertaining.” She contradicted.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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.Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 



  1. My FOR THE ROSES hardback is showing signs of disintegrating--it's one of my go-to books, too. I enjoyed your interview!

  2. Fun excerpt. This sounds like a great story.

  3. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com