Everyone loves to fall in love. We read romance novels so that we can experience that high of falling in love over and over again. It’s addictive. When we sat down and decided we had a love story that we wanted to share, there were discussions about what we enjoy reading ourselves, but mostly about what we enjoy in our real lives.
There’s nothing else quite like that tension in the pit of your stomach when you see someone you are so instantly attracted to that you literally can’t look away. There’s also nothing that compares to reliving every second of that attraction with your best friend. We need true friendship as much as we need true love. We also need laughter… lots of it and often. If you can’t find the humor in things, you are missing out on a lot of the joy life has to offer.
Crash is the story of our fun and quirky Charli. She has an ex-boyfriend that hurt her and makes her too quick to assume the worst and she’s scared to give over her heart again. Logan is struggling with some of his life choices, but is determined to make Charli see they have a real future together. Sounds like a romance novel, right???
What we love about our book is that it is also a story of friendship. Charli and Liv are not based on ourselves (although we admit they share a few similar traits, here and there)… but their friendship is an honest portrayal of our friendship. We give each other shit about everything. We call each other awful names (with a loving smile) and laugh at each other’s small mistakes and foibles in life. But we both know, that when shit gets real… we can count on one other for ANYTHING. We wanted our readers to feel that between Charli and Liv.
The best compliment we have received about our story is that it’s funny. We love hearing that someone read it and laughed. We hope that this little “why don’t we write a little book for fun” project makes you sigh over the journey to love, have total “friend-envy” over our main girls… and laugh your ass off.
Cupcakes & Kisses from Karen
Love & Laughter from Stacey
About Stacey Brandon & Karen Bell
Once upon a time, these two hookers became best friends…
Stacey Brandon and Karen Bell both live in the same small Texas town on the Gulf Coast, are happily married and the proud Moms of awesome kids. Stacey owns and runs a photography studio and Karen designs and sews her own children’s clothing line. They met over fifteen years ago when they decided to turn one large professional space into a single home for both businesses.
Well, that’s all the boring facts expected to be included in an “about the author” page, right? The reality is so much more fun. Stacey and Karen and their families spend holidays together, travel together… and generally turn every situation into something crazy and chaotic. They are both fluent in English, Sarcasm and Profanity and have decided the irrefutable proof of their best friend status is how often people assume they are “together” when in public. The poor husbands are good sports about it… and might even encourage this misconception at times for sheer entertainment value.
When Karen battled cancer… and kicked its ass… in 2014, they learned to value every day and quit worrying about what others think. Do what you love! Karen is happy to take advantage of the situation though. She loves to remind everyone she “had the CANCER, dammit!” and now she can always and forever claim the last brownie ;)