Sunday, December 2, 2012


I love this time of year, the holidays, the snow, the cold. I usually prefer Thanksgiving over Christmas--it seems to be quieter, less stressful--getting together with family, great food.
When Thanksgiving is over, I start to feel the pressure, the shopping, making cookies, all the parties. But I love the music, the lights.
This year, I find I have the craziest new Christmas obsession. Movies. I'm not talking It's a Wonderful Life, or White Christmas, or Holiday Inn. I mean, sure, those are all great movies and I'll watch those, too. But I'm talking cheesy made for television Christmas movies. You know- the ones on Lifetime, ABC Family, Hallmark.
I'm hooked. I've been seeking them out, flipping through my satellite guide, programming the DVR. The sappier the better, as far as I'm concerned. Santa Claus and angels appear in some of them, magically affecting the lives of the characters. Then there's the thousandth remake of A Christmas Carol.
I start watching, and within ten minutes, I know how it's going to end. But I don't care. I watch. I'm instantly taken in by the story, and I absolutely cannot look away.
I'm not exactly sure how this has happened, but there it is. This year, I will watch every schmaltzy Christmas movie I can find.
Do you have a guilty pleasure this Christmas?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Where do you write?

I’ve always wondered about other authors’ writing habits. I tend to sit on my couch with my laptop, the television on in the background, the dog at the window barking at squirrels outside, a glass of wine at the ready.
It’s always in the evenings or on a weekend because I have a full time job doing something other than writing. I guess that’s why I can’t make myself sit at a desk to write- because it’s too much like work.
I suppose I’d get more work done if I had a dedicated space to write, but I like to be comfortable. I like to tell myself that I’m more creative when I’m relaxed. But maybe that’s why my work progresses at a snail’s pace!

Apres Ski

Just signed a contract for a new book- Apres Ski. It tells the story of Judson Tate from from my first book, Look at Me.
Can’t wait for it to come out!!

Great review for Not Just a Fling

Another great review for Not Just a Fling! It’s from The Romance Studio.
Check it out:

Not Just a Fling

Christie Butler
Contemporary romance
Available from Ellora’s Cave
ISBN: 9781419937415
May 2012
After being in several relationships that have been all wrong for her, Charlotte Brody has sworn off men. However, while on vacation in Cabo she meets a man that tempts her to break her rule.Kyle Eastman has picked Cabo as his place to vacation to escape the pain he suffered when he lost his wife to an accident two years earlier. Now though, he’s ready to move on with his life and find someone else to love. So when he meets Charlotte, he believes she is the perfect match for him and does everything in his power to make her forget that she has sworn herself off men.
This was an unbelievable book that illustrated that one should never give up on finding love because one will find it when they least expect it. The plot was great, and flowed really well from start to finish as to did the dialogue which was a mix between serious and flirty. Then again, both their past relationships shaped their future one by giving them hope that everything would turn out all right if they each gave love another try. The sex scenes were smoking hot, and explored the chemistry these two had between them quite well. What I liked so much about the heroine was that even though she didn’t want another man in her life after a series of bad relationships in the past, she was willing to give Kyle a chance while she was on vacation. While with the hero, I liked that he took a chance on moving forward with his life and that he was willing to find love again after losing his wife.
Overall, this book was an excellent read and one that would interest those that love a good romantic tale about overcoming failed relationships and finding the one that is just right.
Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Explicit
Reviewer: Bec
August 7, 2012
Check out the review and then check out my story!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Not Just A Fling-Review

Charlotte Brody is on a mission. After a streak of bad relationships, she’s sworn off men. At least temporarily. A vacation in paradise is just the thing she needs to get her head straight. What shedoesn’t need is to meet a hot, sexy hunk dooming her to failure before she even gets started.
But it’s vacation, right? She doesn’t have to fall in love with the guy. Maybe they can just have a little fun together. The ocean, sun, margaritas and lots of hot, sweaty sex. Under the stars, under the table—anywhere and everywhere.
Kyle Eastman is in Cabo to escape the pain of his tragic past. He’s not in paradise to fall in love, but if it happens, he’s finally ready for it. In Charlotte, he sees everything he’s been looking for in a woman. And he can’t get enough of her silky skin, her beautiful mouth, her long, long legs… Now he needs to convince her to give them a chance, because he wants more than just a fling.
Good lord this book was hot!  There was no surface left untouched with these two. 
I complete understood where Charlotte was coming from.  One bad relationship to another and not finding what she really wanted in the relationship.  Taking a break from men in general, she embarks on a vacation that would completely change her outlook on men and on life. 
Kyle Eastman was done dealing with his past and went on vacation to move forward.  I love a man that has a plan.  :)   Planning his complete seduction of Charlotte will take more thought than he bargined for.  I loved that Kyle was ready to move on and his connection with Charlotte was real, not forced.
Some of the scenes in this book are absolutely hiliarous.  The misconnection betwen them at times was laugh out loud funny.  Seriously.  I felt like I was right there as a spectator and I couldn’t help but shake my head from the laughter.  Great scenes Christie! 
I felt the emotional connection between Kyle and Charlotte and while I liked the miscommunication scenes, it did crack my heart a bit.  I really wanted those two to get together emotional.  Physically, they already were there.  *fans self* 
When reality set in and it was time to go, what was Charlotte going to do?  Read the book to find out. 
Ms. Butler is a new to me author but not anymore.  I loved her pacing, writing style and voice.  I look forward to reading more of Ms. Butler’s work.
5 Harlie’s and a recommended read

It’s Here!

      Just out at Ellora’s Cave!
 Charlotte Brody is a woman on a mission. After having a streak of bad relationships, she has decided to swear off men. At least temporarily. A vacation under the hot sun in the paradise of Cabo San Lucas was just the thing she needed to get her head straight. What she didn’t need was to meet a hot sexy hunk, dooming her to failure before she even got started.
 But it was vacation, right? She didn’t have to fall in love with the guy. Maybe they could just have a little fun together. The ocean, sun, margaritas, and maybe some hot sweaty sex.
 Kyle Eastman is a man with a tragic past, escaping his pain in Cabo. He wasn’t in paradise to fall in love, but if it happened, he was finally ready for it. In Charlotte, he sees everything he’s been looking for in a woman. Now he needs to convince her to give them a chance, because he wants more than just a fling.
    Available at Ellora’s Cave, Amazon- Check it out!
Talk to you soon!


I am an author of erotic romances, and I have a new book coming out May 4, 2012. It’s called Not Just a Fling and it’s being published by Ellora’s Cave. You can check it out, as well as my 2 previous books, at Ellora’s Cave website, or at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. More to follow!