Love Potion Me, Amie!


OMG(osh)!!! I am tickled pink (or maybe that should be blue today) to have a sister Rose and fellow Okie- and a wonderful friend- with me on the Ranch today! Amie Louellen is the author of another book I will be reading soon, Brodie’s Bride. She brought her new book today and will share some unknown facts about the story. Settle in with a coffee and éclair and let’s learn in fun. There’s wine or vodka and li’l Smokies for later. (and beer for Tina)

Amie, the round pen is yours my dear.

Twelve Things You May Not Know About Love Potion Me, Baby

1—Suzanne Rose was named after Axel Rose, lead singer of Guns and Roses.

2—Suzanne’s original name was Dolly.

3—Suzanne’s aunt, Petie Rose, was NOT named after the baseball player.

4—Love Potion Me, Baby was originally written for a sweet line—no sex.

5—The dog was not planned. He ran across the chaos scene, and I had to add him.

6—The original title was Love Potion No. 10.

7—Melvin Greely wasn’t hard of hearing in the first draft.

8—Love Potion Me, Baby went through 5 title changes.

9—I hoped the editors would want to change the title. And that they would give me suggestions!

10—Love Potion Me, Baby was the third book I wrote, but the second one I published.

11—Brice Van Sant was named after the Van Zants of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

12—I still haven’t learned to spell pharmaceuticals. Thank you, spell check!



Suzanne Rose never intended for Brice Van Sant to drink a cup of her homemade herbal shampoo.  And she certainly didn’t expect an impromptu marriage proposal from the hunky CEO.

After an incredible wedding night, Brice wakes unable to remember his bride’s name or why he proposed.

Too late they realize the bright blue shampoo is responsible. Almost like…a love potion!

Brice doesn’t believe in love. But as chief executive of the area’s largest pharmaceutical company, he needs that formula. He strong-arms Suzanne into reproducing it for him, demanding that she pretend they are happily married until it’s recovered.

As Suzanne struggles to remember the shampoo’s ingredients and forget their perfect wedding night, she finds herself falling for her husband. Can she convince Brice that love is a chance worth taking before she loses her heart to him forever?


She smiled, and Brice felt the warmth go straight through him. She had a home-town, girl-next-door look that somehow made a man forget things he was better off remembering. Like the promises Brice had made to himself when his father left. Like the fact that if he made love to Suzanne again it would be disastrous for everyone involved.

Let her go, his internal voice commanded.

Brice’s legs started to move, his feet taking step after step until he reached her side.

“I had fun,” she replied.

Tell her goodnight. And walk away.

“You’re a natural,” he said instead. “You should play more often.”

“Maybe I will.”

He could see questions in her eyes, questions he didn’t want to answer.

Without permission from his brain, his hand reached up and loosened the towel covering her hair. Damp, copper-colored curls, sprang free from their confinement and bounced across his fingers. “Maybe you will,” he repeated.

Turn away. And whatever you do, don’t kiss her.

“Tell me to stop,” Brice demanded in a husky whisper as his head lowered closer and closer toward her luscious mouth. “Tell me.”

“I can’t,” she said and raised her lips to meet his.

Brice could no more prevent the kiss than he could re-route the sun. The caress was destiny or fate or serendipity. Kismet. It was out of his control. Never before had anything taken such complete command of his mind and body. Nothing except for a cup of blue shampoo and its redheaded maker who haunted his every waking moment.


Author Bio—

               Amie loves nothing more than a good book.  Except for her family…and maybe homemade tacos…and shoes.  But reading and writing are definitely high on the list.

               Fun and contemporary, whimsical and sexy Amie’s novels are true love stories with a guaranteed happy ending. 

               Born and bred in Mississippi, Amie is a transplanted Southern Belle who now lives in Oklahoma with her deputy husband, their genius son, a spoiled cat, and one very hyper beagle.

               When she’s not creating quirky characters and happy endings, she’s chauffeuring her prodigy to  little league baseball games, guitar lessons, and boy scout meetings. She also loves gardening, cross stitching, and generally anything that can get her out of housework.

Amie is a member of RWA and an award winning author. You can reach her at website & blog

@AmieLouellen (!/AmieLouellen)

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Oh my. I can’t wait to get this book! Thanks for sharing, Amie!

The floor is now open for questions and comments so let’s show her a great Ranch response!


About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters and wife to a wonderful man of 35+ years. I'm also an avid seamstress, polymer clay artisan and die-hard crafter, always coming up with things to make with, and for, my six granddaughters and two grandsons. Check out my craft site when you have a moment. I'm also a small online business owner of Okie fLips on Etsy and Poshmark (eBay/Merkari coming soon), and I'm a published author of sensual romance. I write about stubborn men and women who don't take no for an answer, and there's always that golden HEA. Cowboys and first responders are my favorite contemporary heroes to write about. My light paranormal heroes are strong men ready to protect their women--not that they need protecting, since they are capable of caring for themselves.

Posted on 05/17/2012, in Promotion, The Wild Rose Press and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. It was fun having you here, Amie! Yep- plenty of Li’l Smokies here. If there’s anything we never run out of, it’s Li’l Smokies, beer, chocolate and wine! 😛

    Good luck with your book, sweetie! 🙂


  2. Hey, Calisa–Just wanted to say thanks again for hosting me. As usual my evening got away from me, but I wanted you to know that I stopped by and I really enjoyed my time on the ranch. BTW–are there any li’l smokies left?


  3. I’ve already added this to my groaning TBR pile and am saving it for when I need a real pickup 🙂
    Love the sense of fun in this book Amie! It reminds me a little of Roald Dahl’s classic, George’s Marvellous Medicine which I adored! I just know I’m going to love Love Potion too 🙂


  4. Well, good thing beer is here for Tina! She slipped in but had issues commenting so here’s what she wanted to say, Amie:

    “*Sets down beer*. Amie this story sounds wonderful. Adding to my TBR list. Christina Wolfer”


  5. What a fun idea!! Very unique! Thanks for sharing an excerpt. I’m going to have to pick this one up.


  6. This book sounds so fun. Can’t wait to read it!


    • Thanks, Ally–it was fun to pull Brice down a notch and really great fun to have the ordinary girl get the ‘prince’. 🙂


  7. Hiya ladies. *waves all around*

    With release, edits, cover love for the next, a demanding WIP and LIFE! I finally got the opportunity to start Love Potion Me, Baby. Love your voice, Amy, plenty of smiles and chuckles. Now all I need to do is find the time to finish!


  8. Okay, Amy, you hooked me with your blurb and excerpt. Definitely on my TBR list. Love the concept, humor and just plain fun vibe. Thanks for sharing it with us, and thank you, too, Calisa, for hosting Amy.


  9. Thursday morning hugs to two smexxy writing broads–and I mean that in the kindest of ways. Loved the excerpt, Amie. If this one is as good as BRODIE’S BRIDE–fans self–I’m going to love it!


  10. Sounds like such a fun party! Got to find the time for more reading for pleasure, Amy…


  11. Sarah Grimm

    Love this book! So much fun to read! 🙂


  12. Thanks for being the early birds Christine and AJ. 🙂 I hoped the vodka would bring you out of hiding AJ! lol Christine- yep, it’s on my list too!


  13. Good Morning Ladies! Mention vodka and lil’ smokies and I’m THERE! LOL Ames, I love this list! Great post! And that excerpt…I wanted to keep on reading!!! This one sounds AWESOME, darlin. Can’t wait to cozy down and read this one. Love ya both!


  14. Hi Calisa & Amie!

    Amie Love Potion Me, Baby is on my TBR list…I think this book sounds so fun, quirky and cute! Great excerpt!!!


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