When Bobbie Faye wakes up on the morning of the Lake Charles Contraband Days Festival, she’s looking forward to balloons, booze, and babies in pirate costumes. Instead, she discovers that her trailer’s flooded, her no-good brother’s been kidnapped, and the criminals are demanding her mom’s tiara as ransom.

Soon Bobbie Faye is committing (unintentional) bank robbery and (fully intentional) car jacking to retrieve her family heirloom. The one bright spot comes in the hard-muscled, impossibly sexy form of Trevor, the guy whose truck she just took hostage. Luckily, Bobbie Faye knows how to outsmart angry bears, drive a speedboat, and handle a gun. As for handling Trevor? No gun-shyness there. Now, if only that pesky state police detective, who also happens to be a pissed-off ex-boyfriend, would stay out of her way . . .

*Originally published as Bobbie Faye’s Very (very very very) Bad Day). 

Bobbie Faye Sumrall just landed in a mess of trouble. It started when she agreed to help her diva cousin, Francesca. Turns out Francesca’s mom, Marie, swiped a fortune in gems from Bobbie Faye’s uncle, who’d swiped them from someone else. Now there’s a hit out on Marie, and Bobbie Faye is racing to find her–and the jewels.

Plenty of people would shoot Bobbie Faye for a stash of diamonds. Hell, some would pay for the privilege. But now Bobbie Faye has other distractions, including: Trevor, the drop-dead-sexy FBI agent who may or may not be the real deal; and Cam, her steamy (and steamed) detective ex-boyfriend who’d do anything to keep Bobbie Faye out of harm’s way…and get her back into his arms.

*Originally published as Bobbie Faye’s (kinda, sorta, not-exactly) Family Jewels. Mostly the same book, but some additional scenes.


Living single in her trailer was great for a time. But now Bobbie Faye’s officially engaged to, and has purchased a home with, the hottest FBI agent on the beat: Trevor Cormier. Even though she still has no idea what he really does on the job, Bobbie Faye has never been happier…until Trevor gets called away on an urgent assignment and leaves her in the care of body-guard slash babysitter Riley.

As it turns out, Bobbie Faye could use a little extra security. The man she helped put in behind bars, the murderous Sean MacGreggor, has escaped from prison…and is dead-set on revenge. With still no word from Trevor–who was only supposed to be gone for three days–Bobbie Faye finds herself reluctantly turning to her detective ex-boyfriend Cam for help. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to protect Bobbie Faye…so long as Trevor stays out of the picture. For good.

Charmed and Dangerous reviews:

Starred Review: “Readers who like the humor of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series will be thrilled to meet Bobbie Faye.” — LIBRARY JOURNAL

Starred Review. “Set in Lake Charles, La., Causey’s hilarious, pitch-perfect debut chronicles one day in the life of 28-year-old Bobbie Faye Sumrall, a magnet for mayhem who feels “a day without disaster would be a day in someone else’s life.” For starters, a faulty washing machine floods the trailer home she shares with her five-year-old niece. Then she learns that kidnappers are holding Roy, her rogue of a younger brother, for ransom and want nothing less than the tiara inherited from her mother that Bobbie Faye plans to wear as the queen of the upcoming pirate-themed Contraband Days Festival. After a simple bank trip turns into a nightmare and thieves get away with the tiara, Bobbie Faye commandeers a truck and its hunky driver, Trevor, for a wild chase through bayou country. Friends cheer her on, while others take bets on her next calamity. Causey doesn’t miss a beat in this wonderful, wacky celebration of Southern eccentricity.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Bobbie Faye Sumrall is a one-woman demolition derby, a certifiable spitfire with a mean mouth, meaner attitude, and a head-bashingly awful streak of luck. The one good thing in her life is her tenure as the reigning queen of Lake Charles, Louisiana’s Contraband Days festival, an exalted title bequeathed to her by her late mother that entitles her to wear the tiara made by her great-times-four grandfather. It’s a tacky thing, to be sure, but still the most precious possession she has. So when her lowlife brother is kidnapped and the tiara demanded as ransom, Bobbie Faye must figure out how to rescue him without relinquishing the crown. General mayhem ensues: banks are robbed, hostages taken, trucks shot, buildings blown up. Pretty much a normal day in the life of Bobbie Faye. For erstwhile Ya-Ya Sisters and readers who like their heroines hot-blooded, Causey’s feisty and foul-mouthed but lovable party queen is a welcome new addition to the parade of plucky good ol’ southern gals.” — BOOKLIST

“Bobbie Faye is a hurricane-force heroine who makes this novel the perfect adventure yarn.” — THE TAMPA TRIBUNE

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns reviews:

Starred Review. “Cajun beauty Bobbie Faye Sumrall is back, and this time she is being chased by the FBI, criminal elements in her own family, the Irish Mob, and Homeland Security, all of whom are convinced that she knows the location of a priceless cache of diamonds. With a little help from her friends, most notably sexy FBI agent Trevor and her ex-lover, hunky detective Cam, Bobbie Faye manages to stay just ahead of the Grim Reaper as she leaves a trail of destruction in her wake while racing through once peaceful Lake Charles, Louisiana. Other denizens play a role in Bobbie Faye’s adventure—CeCe, the voodoo queen who owns the shop where Bobbie Faye works the gun counter; Francesca, her drama queen cousin; Aubrey, the high-school senior who sells “Bobbie Faye debris” on eBay; and local news reporter Reggie “Buzz Saw” O’Connor, who lives by the creed that if there’s no news, make some up. Causey roared into the book world with Bobbie Faye’s Very (very, very, very) Bad Day (2007) and now takes readers on another thrilling roller-coaster ride in this fast, feisty, and ferociously funny novel.” — BOOKLIST

“Bobbie Faye is a titanium magnolia.” — BOOKREPORTER.COM

“The folks of Lake Charles, La., are still recovering from Bobbie Faye Sumrall’s first explosive adventure, Bobbie Faye’s (Very, Very, Very) Bad Day (2007), when Francesca Despré, Bobbie Faye’s cousin, demands her assistance in recovering valuable diamonds Francesca’s eccentric artist mother, Marie, hid before vanishing in this rollicking sequel. Supposedly, Emile, Marie’s estranged husband, has put a hit out on Marie in the event the diamonds aren’t recovered. The Department of Homeland Security is also interested—ditto assorted international criminals. Reluctant to get involved, Bobbie Faye winds up getting abducted by some thugs and is later rescued by the dashing Trevor Cormier, an undercover FBI agent. Meanwhile, Det. Cameron Moreau, Bobbie Faye’s old boyfriend, investigates the shooting of a local jeweler that could land Bobby Faye in jail. Though the pace is almost too fast and frantic, Causey’s masterful depiction of Cajun country and Bobbie Faye’s irrepressible spirit redeem this colorful caper.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“If you’re a fan of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, this is a treat for you.” — RT BOOK REVIEWS

When A Man Loves A Weapon reviews:

Gun shot wounds, double crosses, sparring, S&M, and good ol’ fashioned Southern romance abound in the latest adventure starring everybody’s favorite “hurricane-force heroine.” — THE TAMPA TRIBUNE

“Bobbie Faye is an outrageous hoot.”— THE NEW ORLEANS TIMES PICAYUNE

“A wise-cracking gal with a knack for getting into trouble… [Bobbie Faye] is one you won’t want to miss.” — RT BOOK REVIEWS