The Cop Who Stole Christmas...

Christie Craig is one of my favorite authors because she can make me belly laugh and get teary eyed in the same book (and also in a single conversation)! So, of course, I SQUEE-ED with delight when I found out she has a Christmas story out. (I LOVE holiday reads...and if they come from my favorite authors, even better!) 

Check out the cover:

                   A Dozen Things You’ll Learn from The Cop Who Stole Christmas

1.       Not all Santas are saints.

2.       The price of a gift doesn’t mean a hill of beans.  It’s the thought that went into the gift that can melt your heart.

3.       Be cautious of how you use words that have two different meanings.  Gas and uh . . .  gas.

4.       The “morning after” can still feel awkward even when the night before was more than you’d dreamed.

5.       Being orphaned sucks, even when you’re in your late twenties.

6.       Being orphaned on the same day you find your husband in bed with his work associate makes for a really bad year. 

7.       What’s worse than being accused of murder? How about having your two best friends accused instead, and told one of them may be framing you for the crime.

8.       Shaving those legs can be a royal pain in the a$$, but he might be worth it.

9.        There are different kinds of kisses, and some are really hard to walk away from.

10.   Being naughty or nice isn’t always an either/or scenario.  You can be both and still not get coal in your stockings for Christmas.

11.   The rule of never dating the girl next door can be remedied by simply moving in with her.

12.   Tripping and falling in your own kitchen is a downer, but tripping over a body can really put a damper on your evening.

Ready to check out the blurb?

It'll take a tall, hot Texan and a little holiday spirit to mend a broken heart and catch a Christmas killer...

Savanna Edwards is feeling downright Scrooge-like. Who can blame her? A truly unjolly Santa -- suit, beard and all -- just repossessed her car because of her ex's shady business dealings. She'd like to murder the no-good-lying cheat, but somebody already did that for her - and left him right in the middle of her kitchen, wrapped up with a bow.

Detective Mark Donaldson has a rule against getting involved with his neighbors. He can look - and he's studied every sweet curve of Savanna from across the street - but he can't touch. So when she lands on his doorstep in need of help, he finds himself torn between being naughty or nice, and fights every urge to unwrap her like a shiny new Christmas present.

Trouble is...even Mark can't resist a little holiday magic...and there's definitely something magical happening between him and the girl next door.

Want to know more about Christie?

Christie Craig, a New York Times Bestseller, is an Alabama native, a multi-published writer, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. She currently hangs her hat in Texas and writes humorous romantic suspense novels for Grand Central as well as publishes her own novels. 

When she’s not writing her romances, she writes the NYT and USA Today best-selling young adult paranormal romance series, Shadow Falls, published by St. Martin's Press/Griffin under her pen name C.C. Hunter. Learn more at or

GIVEAWAY: Christie has generously offered to giveaway an arc of Texas Hold'Em (coming out February 2014!) Yay! To win, just tell me which of the 12 Lessons you like best and why! I'll pick a random comment on Sunday! Comment! Comment! Comment!

NOTE: Please leave your email or twitter handle so I can contact you if you win!!!


  1. I like #12, because it sounds funny. I love Christie Craig as well.

  2. Hi Rashda! Thanks so much for posting this. I hope everyone has a great holiday!

    1. It's a pleasure to host you, Christie! I hope you and yours have a warm & wonderful time as well! :)

  3. asmaaqayyum@yahoo.comDecember 21, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    I like #8 because it is so true when you are busy with the kids but still want to have fun with hubby.

  4. I like #12. lol!

    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

  5. Sorry about the delay, I was all caught up in Christmas festivities. I hope y'all enjoyed your holidays! And now we have WINNERS!

    Jackie wins the ARC of Texas Hold 'Em
    And Asma wins a copy of The Cop Who Stole Christmas :)