Monday, May 18, 2015

My Blog Tour!


Hi all! I'm super excited to announce the launch of my "blog tour" for Her Hawaiian Homecoming this week! Today, you can find me at these lovely blogs: 

We Love Kink

Sweet N Sassy Book A holics

Amanda's Blog!

Author Sandra Love

bfd book blog

Bloggers From Down Under

Book Flirts

Book Worms/ Book Written Love Affairs

Bookbesties

Books and Bindings



hanks for including me! Check back tomorrow for more links. Also, don't forget that you could STILL win an Apple Watch. Check out the contests at www.caralockwood.com!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

You get a prize...and you get a prize... only it's not a car. But, it's still freakin' cool!


Enter to win!
I'm a giveaway fool, I admit it. Book release time to me is synonymous with sending out free stuff. That's just how I roll.

I've given away four Her Hawaiian Homecoming gift baskets (Congrats, Christine, Susan, April, and Tracy!). They'll be soon rolling in chocolate and coffee and signed copies of Her Hawaiian Homecoming.

But, since the new novella, Texting Under the Influence is also out this month, I've just started an Apple Watch giveaway. I figure, if you're going to drink while texting, why not do it in style? I know when I'm drunk-texting an Ex, I want to do it on the VERY latest in texting technology.

The thing is, I kind of think these Apple watches are awesome, and I've been secretly coveting one myself, so better hurry up and enter before I decide to keep this puppy. It would look amazing on my wrist. I really think so. This one is going to be REALLY hard to give away. Look how cool it is! Seriously!

There are tons of ways to enter, and none of them painful. Enter multiple times. Go ahead, I don't mind. And then go check out Texting Under the Influence, a fun little story about a woman who means to text her ex-boyfriend one night at a bar, and accidentally texts her hot new boss. Oh, yes, high jinks ensue. It's a fun little romp with some mild embarrassment thrown in. And clothes do come off. I mean, look at that cosmo on the cover! You know naughty things have to happen after my character downs a few of those.

Speaking of, is it happy hour yet?

How about now?

Enter to win your Apple Watch, and maybe happy hour will come faster.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Texting Under the Influence is Out!


Okay, I am super excited to tell you about my new novella, Texting Under the Influence, a Cosmo Red Hot Read by Harlequin.

First of all, look at that martini on the cover of this book. I want to down that cosmo, stat! Is it happy hour, yet?

Second, who hasn't had a cocktail or two and then texted someone and then lived to regret it? I have (Sorry, Exes. You know who you are). Okay, so that's reality. But what if drunk texting actually got you somewhere other than morbidly embarrassed the next morning?

The premise of this book started with the question: what if someone drunk texted the wrong person for a booty call, but in the end, he ended up being Mr. Right?

This is, after all, why I write fiction, to turn epic fails into total scores!

Jenna Cho, my main character, really just wants one last hookup so she texts her toxic-in-life but amazing-in-bed ex, Jax. When her gorgeous boss Jack responds to the booty call instead, Jenna learns exactly why a girl should never hit send after one too many vodka sodas. Still, faced with Jack's sexy grin and even sexier Irish accent, Jenna thinks maybe she messaged the right man after all—especially when he admits he's been hoping she'd make the first move…

Texting Under the Influence was fun to write and I hope it's as fun to read. Grab a girl drink and download the novella (it's short, it's cheap, and it's bubbly fun). You can download this story today for just $2.99. Check out Texting Under the Influence

Monday, April 27, 2015

New Book and Giveaways!


Hi all!

I admit, I've been atrocious about blogging. I swear, I'm having flashbacks to my middle school diary. I was also a horrible journal writer, which is why I had a stack of blank diaries (with one or two entries at most). It seems I haven't evolved much beyond my 13-year-old self.

But, I kind of knew that already.

I have good news, fair (and tan) readers! My new novel, Her Hawaiian Homecoming, is out May 1. It's a really fun romance set in my favorite place on earth (Hawaii) where love blooms on a Kona coffee plantation. I mean let's recap here: Hawaii. A handsome, displaced cowboy. A woman learning to trust again after she caught her fiance playing Fifty Shades of Grey with another woman. A tsunami that nearly kills them. Hey, nobody ever said the road to true love was easy.

But, what else do you expect from a happily ever after?

How about a giveaway?

You know I love those. For the next two weeks, I'll be giving away special Taste of Paradise Hawaiian Coffee and Chocolate baskets, including a free mug and a signed copy of the book. I think only 8 people have entered so far. Your chances are REALLY good you'll win. Seriously. I am not kidding. 100% Kona coffee, enough chocolate to tame the craving of the worst chocolate fiend, a special mug and a signed copy of the book? It's a PRICELESS gift basket (or, probably, more likely, retail value of $65).

Go ahead, kind readers. Enter today!

Oh, and check out the new website, which got a face lift this week!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hi all!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic summer. And, since this is the place for shameless self-promotion, I'm here to tell you that your summer is about to get a WHOLE lot better. Why? I've got a new Kindle and Nook short out, that's why!

If you're looking for a sizzling beach read, look no further. BOYS AND TOYS is the new Cosmo Red-Hot Read out form Harlequin.





Every girl has a goody drawer.

Sex toy party hostess Liv Tanaka has a collection. Vibrating purple rabbits, cherry-flavored edible underwear, flavored oils… Hey, wearing a leather corset and stilettos (while selling dildos) pays the bills. Just don't tell her very conservative parents. Because if they discovered Liv's sex-toy-selling "Asian Elvira" alter ego, her parents would disown her.

So far, Liv's doing a bang-up job of keeping her two worlds separate…until Porter Benjamin shows up at her party. Tall and too-tasty-to-resist Porter, who works for her father. Porter, who wants Liv to host a party just for him.





Available for your Kindle or your Nook for download today!



Friday, June 06, 2014

It's summer: time for some sizzling beach reads!

Hi all,

I've got a hot new novella coming out July 15, just in time for summer. If you liked the sex scenes in FOLLOW ME, you'll love BOYS AND TOYS. Here's the back blurb:


Every girl has a goody drawer.

Sex toy party hostess Liv Tanaka has a collection. Vibrating purple rabbits, cherry-flavored edible underwear, flavored oils… Hey, wearing a leather corset and stilettos (while selling dildos) pays the bills. Just don't tell her very conservative parents. Because if they discovered Liv's sex-toy-selling "Asian Elvira" alter ego, her parents would disown her.

So far, Liv's doing a bang-up job of keeping her two worlds separate…until Porter Benjamin shows up at her party. Tall and too-tasty-to-resist Porter, who works for her father. Porter, who wants Liv to host a party just for him.

And oh, she's tempted. But getting involved with Porter means mixing those two worlds that Liv desperately needs to keep separate. And now Liv's Naughty Toybox is starting to look a lot like Pandora's box….



Boys and Toys


Available for pre-order now and on sale July 15!