Good morning peeps! I’m excited to be part of the blog tour pimping out Roxanne St. Claire’s two latest books released and releasing the month of April from her Guardian Angelinos series. Shiver of Fear the 2nd book in this series just released on April 1st and Face of Danger the 3rd book will be releasing on April 26th. Via Roxanne’s website this series is about a Boston-based family that flies under the radar of the law to solve
crimes, save lives, protect the innocent, and take down the guilty. This
team of rule-breaking, risk-taking, wave-making siblings and cousins
aren’t afraid to get into the face of criminals as one of the toughest,
grittiest security and PI firms around. This close-knit clan of
protection, investigation, law enforcement, technology, weaponry, and
legal experts all have one simple creed: The good guys win and the bad
guys get the holy hell kicked out of them.
In every stand-alone romantic thriller,
readers can expect non-stop adventure, heart-wrenching romance,
breath-taking settings, and unforgettable love stories. The Angelino
and Rossi cousins are fearless on the outside, but each has a chink in
their tough armor, and only one person can help them overcome their
weakness…to find love that lasts forever.
Doesn’t it sound good? I love books that feature some type of hero in a uniform whether it be a cop, soldier, firefighter…etc! There’s something about a man in uniform and all that authoritative aura of power surrounding them that gets to me everytime. I posed this question to Roxanne and asked her to tell me “Why
does she think the romance world has such a fascination for men in
authoritative position (ie cops, FBI, CIA..etc). Is it the badge, the
uniform, the air confidence or something else?” and here is what she had to say!
of uniform. I write a lot of law enforcement and military types as
heroes – FBI agents mostly, but also a few cops and the occasional CIA
agent, as well as former Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, and one pretty hot
special forces Tasmanian. So, I’ve given a lot of thought to why a man
in a position of power and authority is dead sexy.
of all, he’s fearless. Whatever badge he carries, however big his gun
(very!), no matter what the color of that uniform, it represents a man
who has agreed to walk headlong into danger to save another person. So
he’s a protector, trustworthy and true, and what is more attractive than
always on the side of the angels….which is especially fun if he has a
devilish streak. Even if he’s undercover with the vilest drug dealer in
Colombia, his heart is in the right place and he’s a good guy. To get
into that job in the first place, he had to be intelligent, confident,
courageous, and a little bit adventurous. There are so many intangible
traits associated with law enforcement, and every one is something that
we like in a man.
real trick for a romance writer is to make the man in uniform just a
little bit dangerous. There’s nothing sexier than a bad boy in a good
man’s uniform, or one who will take risks, or has unexpected tricks to
foil the bad guy. But, let’s face it, when he gets out of his uniform,
that’s when we love our FBI agents and cops the most…especially when
they are a little vulnerable and desperate.
the right heroine comes along and does that to a man, you’ve got a
mesmerizing reading experience. That’s why, time after time, I write
about a man in authority brought to his knees by a woman who needs him
and wants him and makes this powerful man utterly weak for how much he
needs and wants her right back.
both of my books released this month, I think readers will find plenty
of that magic formula. Marc Rossi in SHIVER OF FEAR is a former FBI
agent who wants back in the game in the worst way. But since he was
forced to quit the Bureau because of a woman, he is extremely hesitant
to put himself back in that same situation again. Working as a
consultant to the FBI, he has to find a widowed socialite who is a
“person of interest,” and when he does, all of his protective, fearless,
and vulnerable sides come raging forward and causing all kinds of
problems for both of them.
to the FBI again in FACE OF DANGER, and this time Colton Lang is the
special agent who has to deal with desire, danger, and deception getting
in the way of his job…and threatening the life of a woman he has grown
to care about deeply.
love my men in their uniforms…and I love to strip those uniforms off,
bare their, um, secrets, and get in all kinds of trouble with their big
guns. You with me on this?
- Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only
- No P.O. Boxes please.
- Winners are subject to the one copy per
household rule. This means if you win the same book in two different
contests, Hachette will only send you one copy of the book.
- Books will be sent directly from the publisher.
- You MUST leave a comment with your e-mail address if it’s not on your profile so I can contact you if you win.
- You MUST tell me why you: Have a fascination for
men in authoritative position (ie cops, FBI, CIA..etc). Is it the
badge, the uniform, the air confidence or something else?
- Giveaway ends April 23rd