Workspace Wednesday welcomes Christy Reece!

I am so excited to have New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece in the house today! You know how you scurry around and dust and polish and fret over every little thing when someone special is coming? That’s how I feel to have Christy here. (Sweeps up stuff previously swept under carpet.) Christy is a bestseller for good reason. Her Last Chance Rescue Series is the bomb! Simply put, she rocks. She also writes a completely different (but still awesome!) brand of romantic suspense as Ella Grace.

Take it away, Christy!

CHRISTY REECE: Thanks so much for inviting me over, Norah. I don’t get a lot of visitors to my office–even the hubby cautiously sticks his head in and asks if it’s safe. LOL It can get scary in here sometimes.

These photos were taken long after a deadline and a major office cleaning. It rarely looks like this but I couldn’t bear for you to see just how bad it can get. You’ll get a little taste of my disorganization when you see my stash of books. Seriously need more bookshelves!

The recliner is my writing chair…I’ve written most of my books here. My office is on the second floor of my house and the chair sits beside the window so I get numerous squirrels playing on the roof to distract and entertain me.

Most of my close-up work, like copyedits and galleys, are done at my desk. The manuscript on the corner is Midnight Secrets and the cover flat beside it is for inspirational purposes only. :) The picture on the wall above my desk is of a young couple saying goodbye at a train station. It was a gift from hubby and I love it! I’ve made up numerous stories in my head about this couple and why they’re saying goodbye. I’d love to write a story about them someday.

Behind my chair is my printer and beside it are all of my published books, along with my Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Last Chance and my Daphne Award for Sweet Justice. More inspiration to help me when I’m struggling with words. The bookshelf is filled with mostly reference books, along with hardbacks of some of my favorite authors. 

Above the bookshelf is a saying so appropriate for a romance writer: ‘All because two people fell in love.” Isn’t that a lovely saying? Below the frame, you’ll see lots of different knickknacks, including a rubber chicken in a bikini named Agatha. Doesn’t every writer have one of these?

This sign hangs over my door as a reminder of my ultimate goal as I write.

So Many Books! See how disorganized I really am? Yikes it’s a mess!

This is Blossom who for 13 1/2 years was my best friend, office manager, and muse. I lost her in December and still struggle to work without her. She was a tiny precious tyrant and the perfect writing companion.

This is Prissy (Pea-Pot-Pie) who has interviewed numerous times to be my office manager. However her need for frequent breaks and a treat every few minutes earned her an indefinite suspension. She’s also a drama queen. One of those in the office is quite enough. :)

This is Boney the Cat who has interviewed several times also. She’s actually a good little worker but has a tendency to walk on my keyboard and type her own words. So far I’ve not been able to interpret the language.

I am considering hiring her as a watch cat though.

The job position is still open but I have three more fur-kids who are anxious to interview. They declined to have their photos taken, citing privacy concerns. LOL Got a feeling I have three divas on my hands.

And that’s my little corner of my writing world.

Thanks again Norah for the chance to share!

 

Thank you, Christy! And you had me sniffling about Blossom. Although she looks nothing like my homely mongrel Bandicoot who warmed my feet for 11.5 years, she reminds me very strongly of him. And LOL about the job applicants! That’s a tough position to fill, but I’m betting on Prissy to step up. Or she’ll train you, more likely. In my experience, cats are unsuited to managing authors, with our delicate egos. (My cat is looking disdainfully at me from inches away as I type this, whilst my dog is exuding approval from her cushion by my desk. Just sayin’.)

Okay, on to the winning! Christy has kindly offered the following giveways: A signed copy of MIDNIGHT SECRETS (by her equally awesome alter ego, Ella Grace) and a digital copy of CHANCES ARE. (This book has an UNHEARD OF average star review rating of 4.8 on 62 reviews at Amazon. That blows my mind!)

AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT, THE HEAT BEGINS
On a hot southern night, with a storm on the horizon, a family is shattered. Three beautiful daughters—Savannah, Samantha, and Sabrina Wilde—go on with their lives, each significantly changed, as they bear the memory of the murder-suicide that killed their parents. For years, they have stayed away from Midnight, Alabama. Until Midnight calls them home.

Savannah is the first one back, when a grueling case in Nashville leads the young prosecutor to seek shelter in the quiet of the once grand Wilde mansion. But when she finds letters casting doubt on her family’s dark, shameful past, she realizes that peace in Midnight is a shallow façade and sinister secrets lurk beneath the surface. Zach Tanner, once the town’s bad boy, is now the new police chief and still has a wild hold over her. Zach can feel it, too, but he hurt Savannah once. As teenagers, they broke every rule together. Now it’s his job to keep her safe, even though he isn’t sure who her enemies are—or which ones might be his own.

  She is his dream come true. He is her nightmare.

Angela Delvecchio has always dreamed of being an LCR field operative. As LCR’s main researcher, she’s helped rescue victims, but always from the sidelines. Until now. Last Chance Rescue has been asked to assist the authorities in apprehending a serial killer terrorizing London. Angela knows this is her time and her mission.

After the murder of his wife, Jake Mallory stopped believing in anything good. Now, as an operative for Last Chance Rescue, he’s found a new purpose but he’ll never let his guard down again. The beautiful and much too vulnerable Angela is a temptation like no other—one he dare not take. Hearing that she’s going to be an operative is a surprise, but Jake is stunned to learn her first assignment will be to bait and trap the Red Rose killer. Assigned to be her partner, Jake knows he wouldn’t have it any other way. He failed the last woman he cared about…he won’t fail Angela.

Angela thought going undercover as an exotic dancer would be the toughest part of the job, and Jake thought keeping his hands off his partner would be his biggest challenge. They were both wrong. Taught to expect the unexpected, Angela faces events she never anticipated and Jake must allow the unthinkable. Now it’s a fight for survival because evil has more than one face and to stay alive, death may be the only option.

As always, all you have to do is comment for a chance to win one of these great prizes. And trust me, if you haven’t read Christy Reece yet, this will be a true prize.

Let the commenting begin!

37 Responses to “Workspace Wednesday welcomes Christy Reece!”

  • Hi Christy! Nice to see you here on Norah’s very popular workspace Wednesday. Great office and gorgeous pets! It was nice to see you and Joyce at RWA as well. Love your books!

  • Pick me! Pick me! Wow, your books sound fascinating, and your office looks very organized. Bet I could spend a few days just looking at all the books you have. I’m surprised at the number of writers who do their creating away from the desk. I bet if we took a toll, we’d find more writers who do their best writing in a comfy chair like yours, Christy, or a coffee shop. Anywhere but sitting at the desk.

    • Hi Kate! Thank you. I hope you enjoy my books. And I’ll bet you’re right about other authors’ writing spaces. I know if I’m going to be creative, I’ve got to be comfortable, too.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

  • Great space. And your kitty looks sooooo comfy!

    Wow, that’s a lot of books. If all the books I have on my reader were actual paper books, I’d have as many of not more! :)

    Blessings to you. :) Renee-Ann

    • Hi Renee-Ann! LOL Full disclosure on the kitty. She’s actually my neighbor’s cat but we kind of share custody of her. She has a tendency to feel right at home and take over no matter where she is. If persistence were a virtue, she’d be wearing a halo. :)

      And aren’t ebooks awesome? I have to admit to still loving paperbacks, as you can see. However the convenience and portability of an ereader is impossible to beat. Taking a thousand books with you on vacation in one little device is about the best thing ever.

      Thanks so much for stopping by to chat!

  • Angela:

    oh wow love your books, have you read them all?

  • Norah! Thank you so much for letting me come over and share my writing world. And hugs to you on your little Bandicoot. (Love that name!) I can’t imagine writing without a fur-kid or two in my life. They are the very best writing companions. LOL Unfortunately not all of them are suited for office work so I’m still interviewing job applicants.

    I have a doctor’s appointment I have to get to but when I return I’m looking forward to chatting with everyone.

  • Tara:

    Great post! Very exciting to see where Christy writes all her AMAZING books! And pets make everything better.

  • Ronlyn:

    Hi Christy & Norah!!
    So fun to see your little corner of the world Christy! Love it, as well as all the fur babies.

    • Hey Ronlyn, thanks so much for stopping by to chat. I hope to share more photos of fur-kids soon. The other three have difficulty sitting still for a photo shoot. The energy of youth. :)

  • Grace:

    I am a huge Christy fan and the Last Chance books rank as personal faves. Chances Are was possibly my favorite thus far…..and that’s the story I’ll stick with until the next one comes out and becomes my favorite!

    • Thank you, Grace. You are so sweet. I’m thrilled you enjoy my books. And so happy to hear that Chances Are is your favorite. Hope to have another LCR book out in the not too distant future. Hopefully that one will become your new favorite. :)

  • Nicole MacD:

    Hi Christy!!

    It’s great to be able to see where you create the stories and characters that I love so much!! I’d offer you a loan of my Havanese but as we called him “Mad Max the Devil Dog” I don’t think he would be very productive!!! Although Max would love to play with your canine family, he’d drive your cat around the bend!!!

    Please don’t put me in the draw as I am already getting a signed copy of MIDNIGHT SECRETS from another give away and I own a digital copy of CHANCES ARE. I just dropped by to say “Hi” and peek at your writing space!!!

    Nicole

  • Anne W:

    Hi Christy! Love seeing where you create the magic. Your office looks so comfy and inviting. The pics of your sweet little fur babies make me smile.

    • Hey Anne! Thank you so much for coming by to see my little writing corner. And thank you. When the floor isn’t filled with books, manuscripts, candy bar wrappers, and more books, it is very comfy. :) Glad my fur babies made you smile. :)

  • Crystal:

    Hey Christy **waving excitedly**
    I am a HUGE Christy Reece fan. She is one of the few auto buy authors for me. I love her writing style!! Her LCR books are emotional and gritty. Her Ella books aren’t as dark suspense which is great too. Her characters have such a real feel to them, that there are times I’ll come across a situation and think “Oh that’s just like Gabe, or Ethan, or Samara, or… I could go on an on. If you haven’t given her books a shot I definitely recommend it!

    • Hey Crystal! Thank you so much for your sweet words. You are too kind. And I love that you still think about LCR characters. Hope to have some new ones for you soon. :)

  • Jackie P:

    I love seeing your office and your fur kids are adorable. I am waiting to see what you come up with next!

  • Rebecca Edlin:

    Hi Christy and thank you Norah for introducing me to a new author I will probably being stalking soon ;o) But that is a good thing to an author, right?!!!

    Loved seeing the secret workings of a writer and reading about her job applicants.

    The synopsis of Christy’s books sound very interesting.

    • Crystal:

      Rebecca- I sure hope stalking is a good thing for authors…I sure do it a lot! :)

    • Hey Rebecca! So happy you came by and I’m thrilled that my book blurbs sound interesting to you. If you read any of my books, hope you enjoy them! LOL Stalk away. I’ve stalked a few authors in my time.:)

  • AlisonP:

    Hi Christy! Its good to know I’m not the only one with a disorganized book collection! Love the pics of your fur-kids :)

    • Hey Alison! My hubby breaks into my office from time to time and tries to organize things, including my books. Unfortunately that doesn’t last long. And the fur-kids say thanks! They think they’re cute too. :)

  • KK:

    Christy,
    I loved this behind the scenes look at your little corner of the world! Very cool to actually see where you create all your book awesomeness!

  • Marijane Diodati:

    Hi Christy,

    I just got home so I am very late leaving a comment. I have read both of the books that a part of this contest and they both received 5 stars in my reviews. I also have read all of your books. Anyone who has not read your books is missing something special!

    I am looking forward to reading Midnight Lies, the second in the series!

    I love your office! You make me feel so great when I see how you have “arranged” your books. It’s so nice to know that I am not the only one!

    • Hi Marijane! Thanks so much for your kind words. And I sincerely appreciate the reviews, too! So glad you’re looking forward to Midnight Lies. Won’t be much longer!

      LOL Regarding my books. “Arranged” is a kind word. I think “crammed” might be more fitting. :)

      Thanks for stopping by to chat!

  • bn100:

    Cute pets. That’s a lot of books

  • Joye:

    Enjoyed reading the interview. Love the photos and Christy’s “helpers”
    I read Midnight Secrets and really, really enjoyed it. One I read fast to see what would happen next.

  • Paula:

    I had no idea that you wrote under another name. I have read the first 3 in the Last Chance Rescue series several years ago in paperback. Loved them, glad to find you now in digital.