Nosy Nine with C.A. Szarek + Spotlight on Collision Force + Contest!


I’m delighted to be part of the Twinsie Talk Book Review Tour for C.A Szarek’s newest book, Collision Force!

I JUST (literally!) finished reading Collision Force by C.A. Szarek! Wow! Really good! 😀 Fast paced, character driven, romantic suspense with delicious smexy times and a hero I’m crushing hard for. Click HERE for my vlog review.

I met Chrissy aka C.A. Szarek months ago and *blush* ummm this is the first book I’ve read of hers. She didn’t disappoint!  She also has an awesome looking fantasy series, The King’s Riders, that is on my TBR pile. 🙂

Listen in on our funtastic chat and make sure you enter for a chance to win her new book!

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Me: Chrissy! *pounce hug* It’s been too long hon. Come in come in. *flops on couch* Get cozy and lets catch up. I haven’t hugged you since the Romantic Times Convention in May. Gahhh… This summer has flown by. Oh! I have snacks of course. *grabs a handful of gummy bears* help yourself.

C.A. and me at RTCon 2013
C.A. and me at RTCon 2013



Chrissy: Remember, my vices! Coffee and Chocolate! *laughs* On a serious note, it was FANTABULOUS meeting you at RT. So much fun. I am so glad we got to hang! We must do it again!


Me: Yes! Yes! Yes! <g> We rock the Casbah together! lol Meeting you was a highlight for me. And… of course I has chocolate. *passes bowl*

So what have you been up to this summer? Any fairground food or farmer’s market-y activities? I’ve only been to the farmers market once this summer… and it’s almost over. Gahhh 😛 I need more kettle corn!


Chrissy: Writing, writing, writing. No vacations for me over here, I wrote a 70k book in 2 months! Trying to do it again over here!


Me: Geez Louis Girl! I mean, well…  I love the stories but meep! 😀 you need more chocolate. STAT!

I know a big part of your summer has been the release of Collision Force! *Kermit flail Tell us a bit about your Crossing Forces series and  writing romantic suspense and if you have to wear different hats to shift writing gears and if you like green m&ms. *gasps for breath* and how well you do with run on questions! 😀


Chrissy: Welllllll, yes. The release of CF was the highlight of my summer! I LOVE this book, LOVE this couple, so for it finally to be out is more exciting than I can express w/ words. (Yes, I do realize I’m a writer, and admitting that is silly. Hehehe) Crossing Forces is the series title for my (HOT) Romantic Suspense series, as you mentioned. It’s about small town detectives having to work with a few (HOT) FBI agents. Book two, Chance Collision will release Jan 31 (Soooooo excited again!)


Here’s the blurb:

Chance Collision

Release date: January 31st 2014 |
Series: Crossing Forces #2
Publisher: Total E-Bound
C. A. Szarek (Author)

Vowing to protect her had nothing to do with feelings.


Detective Pete Crane catches a new shooting case and considers it business-as-usual. But when the lead witness is the Chief of Police’s fiery assistant, he never anticipated she’d challenge him—personally and professionally. Especially while under his protection.


Little do they know, the shooting she and her grandmother witnessed was anything but random.


Thrown together, their attraction sizzles, even though she’s squarely in the no-fly zone. She makes him break every rule in his little black book.

Nikki Harper has been attracted to Pete since they met two years ago. Witnessing a brutal shooting throws her into a stigma that’s always been her greatest fear: a victim. She has no choice but to accept his protective custody and let him help save her and her beloved grandmother.
an Pete protect his witness and solve the case, while fighting the intense heat with Nikki?


 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss


Me: Yay! Pete’s story! I NEED it… Now. 😛



Chrissy: I write multi-genres, as you know. As far as shifting gears from fantasy to rom sus; it’s not hard for me. I guess it’s all in the focus I need for a certain project. I love being diverse. When I sit down to write a certain something, I guess my mind knows it, and I am able to handle it. So far it’s been great!  (P.S. Love’s Call (King’s Riders Book Two) the 2nd in my fantasy romance series comes out Fall 2013)



Me: You, my darling are a Jane of all trades genres! YA Fantasy with your Swords Call series, Romantic Suspense and paranormal oh my. <g> What are you working on now?


Chrissy: Hehehe, thank you!  I am working on Crossing Forces Book Three, Calculated Collision AND book 4, Collision Control. Yes, I am writing them at the same time. I am a totally glutton for punishment, but certain characters *glares at the hero of book 4* won’t SHUT UP in my head.


I will start fantasy book 3 when I am done with these two. It doesn’t have a title yet, but I know who it’s about and I have two scenes written.


My next release, as I had mentioned, is Love’s Call (King’s Riders Book Two).


Here’s the blurb:

Senior King’s Rider Ansley Fraser has been in love with Leargan Tegran for turns, but he’s never noticed her. When she sets out for Greenwald to deliver a message to the duke, she has no idea its contents contain an order that will change her life. Instead, she is focused on visiting dear friends.

Leargan, captain of the Greenwald personal guard, is an honorable knight, so when the king commands him to wed Ansley, he intends to follow orders, even as he knows nothing of the girl.

Ansley ignores her instinct to question Leargan’s sudden interest in her. She wants to fall into his arms—and his bed—even as Ali, her wolf bondmate, growls her reticence.

Her extended visit allows Leargan time to win her affection, but when he falls for Ansley, it takes him by surprise. Will she be willing to give herself to him if she learns their marriage has been commanded by the king? What will it take to convince her he’s not simply following orders?

Chrissy: I *just* did a cover reveal. You can see it on my blog!


OMG! I need to tell you about this! For everyone who loves Andi and Cole, they will have a CHRISTMAS Story! It will be A FREEEEEEEE download on my publisher’s website, as well as in their Nov newsletter. I am so excited!

Me: *squee!* A holiday story?! 😀

Chrissy: Here’s the blurb:

It’s Christmas in Antioch, Texas.

Detective Cole Lucas and his wife, fellow detective Andi are taking it easy for the holiday—time off from the police department.

Andi’s plans for Christmas are shattered when her family cancels. They’re not coming home to Texas. She’s crushed, sure Christmas will be ruined. But Cole is fine with an intimate affair—just them for the holiday, forging new traditions.

Can Cole show Andi she can rely on him and prove he’s all she needs for Christmas?

Me: Awwww…. YOU are such a tease! I love it! More Chrissy!

So darlin’ since we’ve done the Book Tart Quickie already (and it was good!) Now I’m gonna be nosy. 😛

Nosy Nine!

1. What book did you just finish?

Reading: Bullet by Jade C. Jamison
Writing: Chance Collision (Crossing Forces Book Two)


2. Are you a good cook?

Yes. I don’t care for cleaning up, tho.

A girl after my own heart!


3. If you could go back in time to change one thing what would it be?

Hmmm…I dunno. Maybe I would be born in a different era. Like…Scotland and be married to a hot highlander. Yeah, I like that. A Laird’s wife. *wink*

lol Maybe Jamie Fraser? 😉


4. Do you have gray hair? (I do but I dye it 😛 )

One or two.


5. What football team do you support?

I don’t do football.

*whispers* me neither


6. What do you have on your fridge door?

I collect magnets! I love author book cover magnets, I have TONS.


7. Can you impersonate anyone famous?

Not without embarrassing myself.


8. What’s your favorite feature on the opposite sex



9. What would be your dream car?

1965 Cherry red convertible Ford Mustang. ORRRRR A brand new blue Dodge Challenger (wonder where I got that) *wink*

oh oh! I know I know! <g>

Me: Nice! You are a dear and I adore you to the Muchness! Thank you so much for hanging with my on my virtual couch. I’m excited you have a couple more book birthdays this year so we can play again soon.

(((smishes))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

PS. Chrissy’s giving away an ebook of Collision Force! Go forth (or really down) and enter!

Collision Force (Crossing Forces Book One)Collision Force

Release date: Jun. 28, 2013 |
Publisher: Total-E-Bound |
Genre: Romance, Romantic Suspense
C. A. Szarek (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-1-78184-359-8 |
Format: eBook and print
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Bad boy FBI agent and feisty widowed police detective collide pursuing a human trafficker in small town Texas on their way to true love.


Bad boy, married to his job FBI agent Cole Lucas always gets his man. So when the unthinkable happens and one gets away, Cole grits his teeth and hunts human trafficker Carlo Maldonado all the way to Antioch, Texas, where he collides with Detective Andi MacLaren.


Cole doesn’t do small towns and doesn’t get involved with women he works with, but Andi tempts him in ways he doesn’t want to acknowledge.


Two murders, her partner shot and leading the investigation on her own, the last thing Andi needs is a cocky FBI agent who sees her as no more than a tagalong.


Widow and single mother Andi is used to being on her own. When Cole gets stuck without a place to stay, crashing on her couch puts them in dangerous territory.


Attraction and passion bring Andi to a place she’d left behind when her husband died. Her three-year-old son quickly wiggles his way into Cole’s heart, and he starts contemplating things—family, love—that he’d never planned for himself.


Can being forced to work together make them stronger or will their differences jeopardise their case and their hearts?

Buy this book from:  Total-E-Bound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe

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More from Chrissy

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C.A. SzarekMore C.A.

Author of fantasy, paranormal, romantic suspense and the occasional YA. Sword’s Call (King’s Riders Book One) AVAILABLE NOW from Gypsy Shadow Publishing! Collision Force (Crossing Forces Book One) releases July1, 2013 from Total-E-Bound Publishing!

C.A. is originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She is married and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
She works with kids when she’s not writing.
She’s always wanted to be a writer and is overjoyed to share her stories with the world.

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What: C.A. is gifting one lucky commenter with an ebook of Collision Force!!!

When: Now-August 24th

Who: International entries welcome.

How: Use the rafflecopter and tell us your dream car
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7 Replies to “Nosy Nine with C.A. Szarek + Spotlight on Collision Force + Contest!”

  1. I love action and suspense with my romances, C.A., so this sounds like my favorite kind of read. I think action and suspense make everything else sizzle and keeps my interest going throughout the entire book…all the way to the end. I’m driving my dream car right now: A Honda Odyssey. It feels safer than a small car and it rides like a dream…plus I love the side and rear doors that open with a button on my key ring! Gets great mileage and me and my Yorkie, Maggie, can even sleep in it if we go away for a short road trip. Thanks for asking!

    1. LOL I love that you own your dream car! That’s awesome. I like what I drive now, but I would sure love a new Dodge Challenger (Cole’s car in Collision Force). I have two dogs, and I ADORE them. Hope you love CF when you pick it up…especially if you WIN it!

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