Friday, June 20, 2014

Welcome Laura Simcox

I had the great opportunity to meet fellow Seymour Agency author Laura Simcox at the RT Convention and was super excited to learn that she also writes Spicy and Southern like me! Laura has a brand new release so let's welcome her to NAC!  ~ Casey Crow


Hey there, Naughty Author Chicks!

I’m thrilled to be hanging out with you today, and I’m here to share my latest release.

VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS: CAROLINA released May 27 and it’s the first in an Avon Impulse contemporary romance series about daughters of the president. The series tells the stories of Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. Their day may run the country, but he can’t run them! The books are sweet and funny, but also sexy. Just ask Carolina, who finds herself trapped by a blizzard in a cozy cabin…with her smokin’ hot Secret Service agent, Jake. The blurb goes like this:

What happens when the president's daughter and her sexy Secret Service agent find themselves snowbound? A little cabin fever, some serious forbidden attraction, and Various States of Undress …

When Carolina Fulton, daughter of the President of the United States, dumps her cheating fiancĂ©, she knows she needs a break from life in Washington. Spending some quality alone time in her family's Wyoming cabin seems like a perfect escape—except for the hot Secret Service agent who shadows her every move. Miles away from civilization, Carolina quickly realizes that ignoring the smoky eyes, carved chin, and mile-wide pair of shoulders is going to require more than a little self-control.

Elite agent Jake Baxter knows better than to develop feelings for his clients. After all, he's not being paid to fantasize about running his fingers through Carolina's dark hair, kissing her senseless, or waking up next to her petite, curvy body. But as a blizzard rages outside their all-too-cozy cabin, Jake knows he has to put the freeze on this attraction, in case his job—or his heart—is suddenly laid on the line.


And here’s a little excerpt:

“What do we do now?” she asked, knowing it was an invitation.
And not caring. The door was locked. The alarm was on. No eyes were prying and
no cameras were flashing. Nobody was judging her, and she felt safe. Safe from
everything, except herself—but she could handle herself. Being competent was
her signature character trait.

“We shouldn’t,” he said.

She leaned forward and slid her fingers down his arms until she
clasped his warm hands. “I’m so aware of that fact, it’s painful.” She tipped
her head back. “But right now, I don’t care.” Rising up, she loosened her
fingers, wrapped her arms around his strong neck and pulled him toward her.

His hands moved to splay around her ribcage. “No. It’s not
okay.” Then he lifted her up until her breasts were nestled against his chest.
And his mouth descended on hers, sending tendrils of fire racing through her
middle. As her eyes slid shut, she had the strangest feeling that she was
sinking. And she didn’t want it to stop.


What do you think? Did they…get naughty? J All I can say is that writing this book was a lot of steamy fun! I just turned in edits on book two, Virginia’s story, which is set in NYC and will release in October. Georgia’s story, set in Memphis, will release in January. I haven’t confused myself with all of the states….yet! The key thing I have to remember? The word UNDRESS.

Thanks for having me today, and happy reading and writing to you all. Come look me up on the corner of Facebook Avenue and Twitter Boulevard. I’ll be there! You can find my info at

Happy Friday!




After spending years in professional theater as a costume designer, Laura Simcox eased out of the hectic whirlwind of opening nights and settled into a comfy desk chair to write romance. She believes that life is too short not to appreciate heartwarming, quirky humor, and her novels are lighthearted journeys into the happily-ever-after. She lives in North Carolina with her true love and adorable little son.