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Monday, August 4, 2014

#Interview with @CodiGary Make Me Crazy

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 for latest news, social media, or just to say hi!

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What is your story's heat level? How do you approach the sex scenes?

Heat level and approach to sex scenes: A seven and I just try to write as the moment comes, to picture it realistically so my characters don’t seem double jointed. ;-)

How do you maintain activity as a writer when sitting at a desk all day?
As of right now, I don’t, but plan on making a morning walk or Zumba part of my day. Helps me wake up faster.

What is it that you loved about the main characters in your story?
Red is a fun character because he’s such a…guy. He’s funny and sweet and you just want to kiss him….until he says something stupid and then you want to throw him against the wall. Luckily, Jessie calls him on his crap.

What do you feel is your strongest type of writing? Humor? Angst? Confrontation scenes? Action? Sex? Sensuality? Sweet Romance? And why?
I think the humorous scenes between the HandH and their friends are my strongest suit because I’m having the most fun writing them. My fingers fly across the keyboard as witty banter is exchanged.

Are you social media savvy? If so what do you suggest for others? If not, why not?
I love social media, but I wouldn’t say savvy. I’m on Facebook and Twitter, because those are the biggies and Tumblr and Pinterest because I love looking at the pictures and videos. I definitely think that if you’re going to do Facebook, have an author profile and page, because Facebook parties, which are very successful in introducing you to new readers, can only be accessed by profiles.

What are some things from your life or things you have observed that you've infused into your stories?
My pets, names of places, and when I can’t think of a last name, I tend to steal on from someone I knew or know. (I suck at naming my characters.)

If you had an unlimited budget, where would you like to visit for story-related research?
Scotland, and write about a plucky heroine from the states who falls for a surly highland laird…hmmm, or something a bit fresher. 

Any fun facts about the research for your book?
I have actually never been to Texas, so I asked friends, searched online for pictures and information about the region I was writing in. I would love to see all of Texas one day, but for now, I guess I’ll settle on San Antonio.

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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?


Hell and Damnation, I’m dying.
Rand tried to open her eyes but the early morning light sent shooting pain from her frontal lobe to the back of her skull. Her mouth tasted like a baked cow pie and her stomach was churning painfully. She moved a bit and felt something hard tighten around her waist. Her eyes popped open, despite her body’s protests and she stared into Jake’s sleeping face. She was spread over him like a blanket and it was his arm around her middle keeping her immobile.
Trying to be easy, she reached down to grab his hand, moving it off her waist as gently as she could so as to not wake him. As soon as she was free, she rolled off the bed and stood up, staring down at him in confusion. Jake Hansen, asleep in her bed. They hadn’t shared a bed since the concert trip to Dallas, when Red had refused to sleep with Jake and whined about sleeping on the floor. So Rand had crawled in with Jake and let Red have the second bed to himself. She hadn’t even been aware of Jake that night, just drifted off into a deep sleep, but boy was she aware of him now.
She walked around the bed, stumbling a bit as her stomach lurched. Damn, she was never going to drink again. She slipped into the bathroom, grabbed her tooth brush and brushed her teeth, feeling a little less disgusting as she ran the bristles through her mouth. She tried to remember what had happened the night before, but patches were missing.
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.


  1. I really enjoyed your comments. Please do write about Scotland. Your writing sound so great.

  2. Nice interview, I enjoyed it.

  3. Nice interview

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  4. Well done interview.

  5. Great interview!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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