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April 18, 2014

Suped Up Feature: Crazy Good by Rachel Robinson + Giveaway

Crazy Good
Rachel Robinson
April 14, 2014
Contemporary Romance
Before there were bikers, or fighters, or even good old-fashioned jerks, there were Navy SEALs. They put the bad in badass because, well…it’s their job.

Navy SEAL Maverick Hart has everything. Women want him. Grown men idolize him. Little boys want to grow up and be like him. The job, the glory—it’s all his. Not because it’s handed to him…because he works hard for it. The second his sights lock on something, he owns it—or destroys it. Unfortunately he does both at the same time.

Windsor Forbes only takes calculated risks in her profession and in her personal life. After being left at the altar by the only person she’s ever loved, the very last thing she’s looking for is a relationship—especially the insane brand an arrogant Navy SEAL is offering. Hesitant, yet trusting to a fault, she gives in.

She knew she shouldn’t take the chance, especially a second time, but love is irrational and their love is perfect, infallible. Or so she thought…

The downfall to having everything is you have that much more to lose. A man like Maverick can’t have it all without something slipping out of grasp.

Crazy people perish for love.

Good people live for it.

Love doesn’t die. No matter how many bullets you put in it.

*Due to sexual content and graphic language this book is intended for readers 18+



Why Write A Navy SEAL Romance?
by Rachel Robinson


I could tell you about what it’s like to live with a Navy SEAL, but I probably shouldn’t. My perception is jaded anyways. I could tell you specifics about their never-ending “training” trips, secret details that CNN isn’t privy to, the color of underwear they don under the hot-as-sin uniforms (they don’t wear any), but those details are probably better left unspoken. Plus, I wouldn’t want spies casing my house and taking photos of me while I walk my Sphynx cat on a leash, bra-less, at seven a.m.

So, what can I tell you? I can write a novel about Navy SEALs. I can show you a love story that is fictional, yet so full of truths that you’ll find yourself questioning the odd mix of lies and facts. That sort of defines fiction on a larger scale, I think. How well your truths can be masked by lies.

People, and I use the word people loosely, always tell writers to “write what you know.” I hate to say it, because I think clichés are horrid, but they’re right. Those people are right. And that is where my personal smoking gun resides.

I’m submersed in the world of SEALs. The Mavericks. The Frogmen. The original badasses. One in particular is my muse, the person who mows my grass (heh), cooks dinner because I’m a miserable chef, and fills my storage spaces with extremely expensive tactical gear (double heh). For all of these reasons, and because real life “experience” is a rarity in this particular genre, I knew CRAZY GOOD needed writing--in both hero and heroine point of views. In my novel you get to be behind the gun, inside the mind of Maverick, a man who strives for perfection in everything. Then on the flip, Windsor’s view, the delicate balance of frailty and acceptance in an unfamiliar relationship, dealing with the strong highs and desperate, depraved lows.

Why write CRAZY GOOD? It’s truth. It’s fiction. It’s a novel injected with star-quality reality. Reading It may make your heart flutter, clog your tear ducts, or at the very least sizzle everything below your waist. The allure of a novel about a Navy SEAL? The FBI estimates there are 300 imposters for every living Navy SEAL. There is a better chance of meeting a former NFL player than of meeting a legitimate Navy SEAL.

You want to meet one? Maybe I can make the introductions…



Ummm sure Rachel, I'd love to meet one... I'm still stuck on the commando part... *drooling w/a glazed expression*



Rachel grew up in a small, quiet town full of loud talkers. Her words were always only loud on paper. She has been writing stories and creating characters for as long as she can remember. After living on the west coast for many years she recently moved to Virginia Beach, VA. She resides there with her badass husband, one child, one naked feline, and an African jungle cat.


Stalk Rachel... at your own risk
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24 comments:

  1. I read the whole guest post—really I did, but I can't seem to tare my eyes away from that cover! Ooh, and with a title like that, this book just HAS to be good, right?? :D

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    1. Yup! I'm still stuck on the lack of underwear. Hard bodies and cut muscles... *drooling*

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  2. Great post! Navy SEALS are seriously the ultimate badasses. And wow, that cover! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Girl, you bet I have cover LUST for Crazy Good!

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  3. I guess I don't know much about Navy SEALS but after reading that guest post, I'm pretty curious about them!

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    1. A little bts, I blanket all of them as "military" romance and Rachel was quick to correct me that it's Navy SEAL. I got schooled! LOL

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  4. LOL Braine I got stuck on the commando bit too. *thud* lol I've met some SEALs through the USO and hot damn! Talk about some serious alpha male emanating from them. Whew. That's crazy about how many imposters are out there. That's just mind boggling.

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    1. Ok, I'm sooooo jealous of what you do now. You should do a feature with them on July 4th, like with pictures and videos. Seriously! Ask them what their favorite books are or something. it's a MUST!

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  5. what a nice post! I didn't know the book and I don't think I've ever read about SEALs but now I'm so intrigued, I want to discover the book as well!

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    1. I'm with you, the imagery Rachel left us is something that's hard to ignore

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  6. I'll discover the book too, who could resist ?

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    1. Only non-living things can resist the call of this book.

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  7. I do love me a seal book. This sounds great! I love that the author has her grass mowed, HA! * giggle giggle * and that she is married to one. That gives me a real good idea she knows what she is talking about. Thanks for sharing Braine as I hadn't heard of this one or author. So is that the hubs on the cover?

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    1. IKR?! A brawny dude who could kill a guy 100 different ways is mowing her lawn. How sexy is that?!

      Happy to do the introduction :)

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  8. Omigosh! I love that guest post! Especially the commando and walking her Sphnyx cat! *haha* Yes, I do believe I'll be checking out this book!

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  9. that damn cover is fudging HOT! HOT! HOT!

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  10. If the synopsis says military men, former military of any kind I am all over it..but with a cover like this..my one click finger wants it for the cover alone. Mercy!

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    1. I hope you one-clicked it. Nobody could hold that against you ;)

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  11. I love this (and all of the comments!) Thanks for the guest post, Braine. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Rachel! I was looking for a good sexy Navy Seal video or photo but I lucked out!

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  12. oh my lordy, the cover is drool worthy

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    1. Isn't it? I want to run my hands on his abs too!

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