June 13, 2011

Welcome Guest Blogger Randi Alexander

I want to thank Sarah for having me here today. It's truly a pleasure, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to share my thoughts and my book info with you. When I read a book, and when I'm writing one, I'm very observant of the way men speak to women a bit differently than they speak to other men. And I notice that women have a slightly different language with other women than they do with men. But it's often that way in life, too, and I have the experiences to prove it.

I noticed this phenomena last month when a roofing guy stopped by and spoke to me about the issue we were have with a leak, and how sometimes he's seen squirrels cause this damage. He talked about how, at another jobsite, he caught and relocated the guilty squirrels, and found ways to keep other critters from invading the attic. Then we talked about the colors of roofing that would match the siding and trim. It was fun!

The same man came back a week later and I listened to him and my husband talking. It was a whole different language. There were types of wood, different nailing techniques, the composition of roofing felt and the benefits of singles over slates. No colors were discussed, nor did hubby get the cute squirrel story. Huh.

It's not that the contractors don't try to talk nitty-gritty with me. I think it's just because they quickly realize I don't understand all the things they're saying, and when I get that dazed, slackjawed look on my face, they revert to the simplified version. Which I appreciate.

So, today's concrete contractor stopped by and looked at the project, took measurements, and checked the soil. Then he started explaining the difference between the two varieties of concrete he could use, and I felt myself drifting far, far away into the pleasant world of, "gosh, I wish I cared."

In mid sentence he stopped, evidently realizing he was talking to a concrete neophyte, and said with a smile, "I have a bunch of color samples. Would you like to look at them?"

"Yay!" Now he was talking my language!

My first book, Chase and Seduction was released May 27 from The Wild Rose Press' Cowboy Kink line.

Country music superstar/actor Chase Tanner has yet to be denied anything–and he’s never wanted anything or anyone more than gorgeous screenplay writer Reno Linden. So when the film they are working on is finally finished, Chase decides to turn up the volume on seducing Reno.

Reno Linden lived a quiet, rural life until she was thrust into the Hollywood scene when her book was adapted to film. Chase Tanner is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Skittish after a failed wedding engagement, Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, and is surprised that her good girl self can keep up with bad boy Chase.

Though Chase returns to his cowboy roots often, and Reno cherishes the time spent with him on his ranch, the two find their careers pulling them in different directions. Will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame?


“Woman! Don’t make me come after you!”

Reno straightened, showing him her profile. “You could never catch me, old man.”

“Old?” Chase leapt to his feet, and she jerked, dropping the flower. “I’ll show you old.” He stalked toward her.

She let out a shriek and bolted in the opposite direction, laughing crazily.

He took a hop, then ran hard and fast, and was upon her in seconds. Grabbing her around the waist, he lifted her off her feet. “There’s no getting away from me, Reno.”

She slapped at his hands. “Let me go, you evil letch.”

He released her, only to grab one wrist, bend and grab her opposite knee, and lift her over his shoulder in a fireman’s carry, her warm skin rubbing against his, kindling a fire in each nerve she touched.

She squealed and laughed. “Chase, you put me down.”

Dominating her this way sent a rush of desire through him, and her weight felt like a feather as he strode back to their blanket. Reaching up, he swatted her behind. “You hush now.”

Her indrawn breath was followed by a soft moan. Then she asked, “And if I don’t hush?”


To celebrate the release of Chase and Seduction, I'm giving away, to one lucky *commenter, an e-copy of my novella Her Cowboy Stud. Just leave a comment today and we'll choose a winner tomorrow. *Commenter must be 18 years of age or older to win.

I'm also giving away a cowgirl hat to one subscriber to my newsletter. For more details, and to sign up for this contest, please go to my website, RandiAlexander.com And while you're there, you can read the first chapter of Chase and Seduction.

Good luck, and thank you!



Sarah Grimm said...


Thanks so much for being my guest today! I've placed Chase & Seduction on my TBR list (which is growing daily with fabulous TWRP releases).

I'm off to work now, but will stop in whenever I can!

booklover0226 said...

Hi, Randi.

I read the chapter and it got me hooked! I'm adding Chase and Seduction to my wish list.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Randi Alexander said...

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for hosting me. I'll be around all day to chat and answer questions.


Randi Alexander said...

@booklover0226 Thanks for stopping by, Tracey. And early - you were here before I rolled out of bed!

Amanda Holly said...

Wow Randi that sounds like another hot winner that I want to read!

Am also adding you to my wishlist!

P.L. Parker said...

Excerpt sounds great! Congrats!

Arthur Levine said...

Excerpts sound interesting.


Randi Alexander said...

@Amanda HollyThanks, Amanda. I'm always amazed at how long my wish list gets. Have a great Monday@

Randi Alexander said...

@P.L. ParkerHey, PL, it's one of my favorite excerpts. Thanks for coming by!

Randi Alexander said...

@Arthur LevineThanks, Arthur, I try to find an excerpt that's not too sappy. *giggle*

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

I'm reading "Chase and Seduction" right now. She's just returned the ranch and is arguing with her ex-fiance. I'm enjoying it tremendously. Great book!! Cowboy kink...a new term for this sixty-something gal. And what do I say? Let the 'kink' begin.

Randi Alexander said...

@Vonnie Davis Hey Vonnie, I'm so glad you're enjoying Chase and Seduction. And I'm REALLY glad you're getting into the cowboy kink. I know I love it! LOL

Karen M in FL said...

I'm going to have check out your book. But I loved your blog post its so true. When we had an addition done to the house I always said you need to discuss the technical stuff with my husband. Color talk to me.

Randi Alexander said...

@Karen M in FL Karen, I'm glad I'm not the only one who would rather talk decorating than power tools! Thanks for stopping by.

Karen C said...

Hi, Randi!

Congratulations of the release of Chase and Seduction; hope you are enjoying your blog tour!

I so agree that men talk differently to us than they do to each other - or at least the really astute men do! If I'm having work done while my husband is out of town and the guy wants to discuss something, I just call my husband and let them talk to each other. Then my husband translates it for me!! :o)

I read the blurb and first chapter (really hot) and like everyone, I'm adding it to the TBR list, which is just growing beyond belief.

Wishing you much success!


Randi Alexander said...

@Karen LOL, Karen. Yes, I, too, need my hubby to translate. And even worse, I have to write down what the contractor is saying, because I tend to paraphrase or make up my own words. Thanks for all the kind thoughts!