New stories in Roxanne St. Claire’s Barefoot Bay KW!
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Kick off your shoes and fall in love. That’s the motto at Roxanne St. Claire’s Kindle World. Here for your great reading pleasure a brand new batch of love stories. Only $1.99 each, so pick up a handful!

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FOREVER TOGETHER by Aliyah Burke https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJ4C7HQ/ 

A Marine and a single mom are reunited on an island paradise.
Flynn O’Malley comes to visit his brother and runs into a face from his past. Mia Borde sure has changed from the little girl he knew while growing up and he wants to get to know her all over again. She awakens something within him he never knew existed.
Mia is a widow and focused on raising her little girl. When her past blows into her life, she is expecting a momentary fling with him. Flynn is thinking a bit longer than that, but she’s been the wife of a Marine once, can she do it again? It’s not just her heart she has to think about.
They have a past, they’re enjoying their present, will they be allowed a future, forever together?
DANGEROUSLY EXPOSED by Angela Evans
Mari Williams sees the world through the filter of her camera’s lens. Working as a high fashion photographer she’s built her career on not giving in to the fashion industry’s demands of creating unattainable images of beauty. When Mari finds herself at the center of a scandal around her photos she seeks refuge in Barefoot Bay. A lifetime of building a career she’s proud of is threatened and she doesn’t know by who or why. While hiding out and hoping the storm blows over she finds herself drawn to a sexy stranger and for the first time, she doesn’t long to hide behind the safety of her camera.

Brett Reynolds, former Army Ranger, makes a living by never missing a detail so he can keep his high-profile security clients safe. That skill honed over years in the military and years in the security business is what alerted him to Mari standing on the beach, hiding behind her camera studying him through her telephoto lens. That keen attention to every detail is why he’s determined to find out what’s troubling Mari and keep her safe. 

Mari has spent a lifetime keeping the world and any potential relationships at lens-length, using her camera as a buffer between her and the world. Brett finds himself suddenly beginning to crave the family roots that he sees forming all around him, but when things get hot will he be able to choose Mari over the loyalty he feels to a fellow Army Ranger on the wrong side of the law? 
 
Unconventional Attraction by Casey Hagen
Caterina Centore tried for six months to snag leave from the Army before they finally approved it. She has every intention to put that time off to good use by heading to Barefoot Bay to meet her brother’s new love and make sure she’s good enough for her baby brother. What she didn’t expect was for her brother to take advantage of her protective nature by enlisting her to dog sit for their new puppy, Hank, while he takes a two week vacation to St. Martin. Hank is long on hijinks and short on manners and it’s not even twenty-four hours before Caterina enlists the help of local mobile vet/dog trainer, Miles Weston, to whip Hank into shape and make him hup, two, three, four like a good little soldier before his doggie parents arrive home. 

Miles Weston has finally found peace after a messy divorce that led him to losing the vet practice he’d built from the ground up. The last thing he needs is to train an adventurous dog with fierce spirit to perform like an emotionless solider, even if it means spending more time with about the sexiest, most exhilarating, yet most rigid woman he’s ever met. While Hank could use a few lessons, he’s not nearly the lost cause Caterina claims he is, and Miles sets out to train Caterina in a few lessons of her own.

He has two weeks to soften Caterina’s heart while fortifying his own so he doesn’t fall head over tail for a woman who, from the onset, intends to walk right back out of his life. 
 
DEADLY PERIL by Desiree Holt
It was bad luck that had Robin Hanna working late the night her boss, already in trouble with the feds, had two late visitors. Worse luck for him when they shot him dead. Barely escaping the men chasing her, she connects with Jonas Faulkner, the FBI agent who she’s been helping build a case against her boss. In less than twenty-four hours, they whisk her out of town and off to the Casa Blanca Resort and Spa in Barefoot Bay, Florida. If she has to hide away, she gives thanks for the hiding place they picked…a luxury resort.

The old saying about the best laid plans of mice and men going astray would definitely apply to Trey DeMarcus. He had his life all mapped out: a beautiful wife, a career in JAG, and then retirement to Montana, a state where he’s always wanted to live. But, along the way, his wife objected to both the kind of law he wanted to practice and where he wanted to live. Her divorcing him on the day he retired from the Navy cut him to the quick, and in a year he hasn’t healed. Which is why he’s on a forced vacation at the Casa Blanca Resort and Spa.

When these two meet up at Barefoot Bay, they have nothing in common except lives in chaos. Robin is terrified the killers will find her, and Trey has vowed never to risk his heart again, But Barefoot Bay works its magic, and soon the electricity between them lights up the sky. But when Trey gets the wrong impression of something, this second chance for both of them could be sunk in the waters of Barefoot Bay.
 
MEET YOUR MATCH by 
EmKay Connor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJXGCN5

He’s smart, he’s rich…and he’s lonely as hell. Axel Caverly isn’t your typical millionaire playboy. The top tech guy at Dragon Sports, an athletic gear company that’s recently expanded into designing products for athletes with special needs, he spends more time with circuit boards than socialites. When his boss, an alum of Perfect Match, suggests Axel entrust his love life to technology, it’s a no-brainer. 

Bravery isn’t an issue for U.S. Marine Corps aviator Babs McClellan. She’s flown in combat situations and survived a helicopter crash in enemy territory. But when she auditions for Perfect Match, a televised dating reality show in hopes of meeting a man who will appreciate her for the woman she is instead of who she isn’t, it will take every ounce of courage to reveal her heart, body and soul.

 
A SAILOR’S SECOND CHANCE by Gail Chianese
Once upon a time there was a boy who met a girl. They fell in love, got married and lived happily every after…

Wait. Scratch that — at least the HEA, because in reality marriage is hard and being a Navy wife is harder and even lonely. So much so at time, that you think it’s better to walk away.

Colette Thomas has spent the last ten years regretting that decision.

Fate (and Uncle Sam) has given her a second chance. Too bad her ex-husband, Casey Thomas, wants nothing to do with her. She broke his heart once before and he’s not down with repeating the experience. Thankfully, fate (and friends) has stepped in and Colette and Casey find themselves sharing the same one-bedroom villa at the beautiful Casa Blanca Resort and Spa.

The easy thing to do would be to walk away, but the universe keeps throwing roadblocks in their way as does their stubborn temperaments. Forced to face their past, can they see the fine line between love and hate? Can they find the strength to forgive? And can they find the courage to take a second chance on love?
 
Once upon a time there was a boy who met a girl. They fell in love, got married and lived happily every after…

Wait. Scratch that — at least the HEA, because in reality marriage is hard and being a Navy wife is harder and even lonely. So much so at time, that you think it’s better to walk away.

Colette Thomas has spent the last ten years regretting that decision.

Fate (and Uncle Sam) has given her a second chance. Too bad her ex-husband, Casey Thomas, wants nothing to do with her. She broke his heart once before and he’s not down with repeating the experience. Thankfully, fate (and friends) has stepped in and Colette and Casey find themselves sharing the same one-bedroom villa at the beautiful Casa Blanca Resort and Spa.

The easy thing to do would be to walk away, but the universe keeps throwing roadblocks in their way as does their stubborn temperaments. Forced to face their past, can they see the fine line between love and hate? Can they find the strength to forgive? And can they find the courage to take a second chance on love?
 
LOVE LIES BENEATH by Jen Talty
Navy SEAL, Lt. Mitchell Harrison spent the last couple of months recovering from an injury and trying to charm the sexy physical therapist, Ashely Briggs, assigned to his case. While she’s attentive to the healing process, giving him the best care possible, she’s seems to be immune to his devilish good looks and charismatic wit. When he sees her at a buddies wedding, he makes it his mission to make Ashely his and Mitchell Harrison never fails.

Army brat and daughter of a former Green Beret, Ashely Riggs spent a life time dealing with military men. She has the utmost respect for those who serve, one of the reasons she became a physical therapist working strictly with those in the armed forces. However, she never gets too close and she never, ever dates her patients. That is until the sexy Mitchell Harrison with his warm smile, unique teal green eyes, a wicked sense of humor, and is everything she’d ever wanted in a man, shows up at her best friend’s wedding. Unable to resist his advances, she spends one of the best weeks of her life and is ready to take a chance.

That is until a dark secret from Mitch’s past surfaces and not only puts her heart in danger, but her life as well. 
 
HEAL MY HEART by Marian Griffin
Heal My Heart is the story of a wounded warrior and a practical man who believes in heal thyself.

Carol Lee has PTSD after a tour in Afghanistan. Saving the children was her weakness and she saved quite a few of them. But she’s paying the cost. She always had cats but now faces getting a dog. A therapy dog. She has to learn about dogs in general, therapy dogs specifically and her dog trainer’s sexy brother.

Mason Wallace is a car mechanic. He believes in post-traumatic stress syndrome but believes people should be able to push through their fear and live. Unlike his uncle, who killed himself six months after leaving Iraq. And a local veteran who shot himself after three tours of Afghanistan.

Mason becomes infatuated with Carol before discovering she has PTSD and his sister is teaching her about dogs. After a tense dinner, he flees back to the Casa Blanca Resort & Spa with the intention of leaving the island altogether. But…Carol stays in his head.
 
THE PILOT’S PROMISE by Pam Mantovanti
They fought for their country… now they must fight for their love
Air Force fighter pilot Andrew Reynolds is on leave in Barefoot Bay to grieve the loss of his best friend. His plans change when Hailey King arrives with the life-altering news they’re expecting a baby. Andrew convinces the strong-willed woman who’d attracted him from their first meeting to stay long enough to come to a parenting agreement. He promises to honor whatever decision they reach. Soon however, their resumption of the sensual nights that brought them to this point has him wanting to make a different promise.
Raised by an often absent single mother, and a string of paid sitters, Air Force Lt. Hailey King is as independent as they come. While she only intended to share the news of her pregnancy with Andrew, she finds it impossible to deny his request to stay in Barefoot Bay for a few days. Determined to not expect anything from him she’s unable to resist again being his lover. Soon, their passion has her wishing she could have faith in his promise of a shared life together.
 
REBEL REINVENTED by Pat Dengate w/a Karen Ann Dell
Jesse Ziegfeld lives in a world of pain. The piece of shrapnel lodged against his spine put an end to his career as a Navy SEAL, and left him with no idea how to move on. For now he manages his brother’s fitness center until he can find a ‘real’ job. Life throws him a curve ball when a young teenager tries to rob him as he’s leaving the gym. Remembering his own adolescence as the black sheep of his family, he decides not to call the cops but instead gives the kid a chance to turn his life around. 
Sydney is one smart lady. She has an MBA from Wharton and a bartender’s education from her college days. She uses both skills to keep the bars, restaurant and private villas stocked with top shelf liquors at the Casa Blanca Resort & Spa. In a few days she’ll be the Maid of Honor for her BFF Miranda, who wants to set her up with Jesse, her future husband’s brother and Best Man. But Sydney has a secret that casts grave reservations on that scenario. Already caught off guard by her divorced mother’s announcement that her new love will be moving in, Sydney quickly plans a trip to Philadelphia after the wedding to visit her dad while the couple ‘settle in’. 
Two of Jesse’s five brothers have found true love at this posh resort in Mimosa Key, Florida, soon Jesse will fly down to be best man at Owen’s wedding. While hook-ups between members of the wedding party have become a cliché, neither of these two expect to feel any attraction to their opposite number. Jesse is sure Sydney will be a stuck-up socialite who wouldn’t be caught dead dating a SEAL. Sydney assumes Jesse will be a macho, domineering military man whose idea of marriage includes a barefoot and pregnant wife. 
Three heated days later, they’ve gone from strangers to lovers and back again when a verbal misunderstanding breaks the tenuous bond the pair forged so quickly. An unplanned meeting in Philadelphia lets the couple explore the possibility that the courage of true love can meet life’s twists and turns and set them on the road to a lifetime of happiness?

 

Desiree Holt
USA Today Bestselling author
www.desireeholt.com
www.desiremeonly.com
New Brotherhood Protectors titles today…and a little secret!
Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Today is the day that a whole slew of new titles releases in Elle James’ Brotherhood Protectors. Who are these men? Former Special Forces from every branch of the military who continue to protect people long after their services has ended. Heroes you fall in love with, and heroines you want to change places with. And here is a little secret: my hero in HIDDEN DANGER is modeled after a real person.

When my friend’s husband chatted with me more than a year ago at a book signing, I looked at him and thought, man! He would make a great hero—gorgeous, sexy, and with that dark, dangerous look women love. It took a while to get the right plot but today, in HIDDEN DANGER. meet Charlie Zero, modeled after the real life Charlie Z. I had such a great time writing about him.

One click the book and find out for yourself how sexy Charlie Zero is.

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Blurb:

Something is wrong in Alix Bonner’s marriage. Maybe in her life. How can she pick two losers in a row? But her husband’s lack of attention is nothing compared to the shocking graphic she sees on their television screen when she arrives home unexpectedly. Now she has to get away before he knows she’s seen it…and erases her.

Charlie Zalman—otherwise known as Charlie Zero or Zero—is heading home after a long assignment for Brotherhood Protectors. All he wants is a hot shower, a cold beer and a soft bed. He’s still nursing the damage to his arm that got him his medical discharge from the SEALs and chased away the woman he thought loved him. No more women, at least for more than one night. Until he finds Alix Bonner stranded on he highway and frightened out of her mind.

Lee Bonner has built an empire on corrupt business but now it seems to be closing in on him. Someone has snitched to the feds and his wife has seen information never meant for her eyes. She can tighten that noose around her neck if he doesn’t find her.

But he doesn’t know about Brotherhood Protectors, trained former military led by Hank Patterson, who will do anything to save their own. In less than twenty-four hours everyone’s life will change.

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Paige Yancey – Hot Colorado Nights: https://amzn.to/2Ei7PsV
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Who likes sweaty construction workers?
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Tell my if you do and why

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ERECTOR SET is a series about three brothers in the construction business: the business manager, the architect and the construction manager. But whatever their job, they get down and dirty when it counts.

Book #2 HAMMERED 

She was the one he didn’t want to run from—but she ran first.

Alex McMann is the financial brains behind the ride to stardom of McMann Brothers Development. He and his brothers, Josh and Tyler, cut a wide swathe in commercial development. The only place he can’t seem to get satisfaction is in the bedroom.

Enter Olivia, sharp, smart and sexy, who challenges him in and out of the bedroom and turns his life upside down. For the first time, he’s the one chasing the relationship and she’s the one walking away. Alex will need a miracle to convince her to take a chance on him—permanently.

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Excerpt:

As he seated himself in the plush chair in front of her desk he wondered if she wore that look like a mask, sort of a defense against the world that saw her as either a hard-ass bitch or a pushover. Or maybe coming across as a playful imp disarmed the people she discussed finances with. Well, forewarned was forearmed.

If he just didn’t feel that emotional tug that had blindsided him, the last thing he’d expected.

He crossed his legs, resting one ankle on the opposite knee, unbuttoned his jacket and leaned back in his chair. Most of the time he was the soul of propriety in these meetings, but Livy D’Angelo broke the mold for CFOs and he needed to be one step ahead of her. So he let his gaze roam over what he could see of her above the desk, stopping at full breasts caressed by the silk of her blouse, then traveling upward at the same pace, taking in the slender neck, the trim shoulders, the rich auburn hair framing an oval face with eyes the color of emeralds. Dark lashes cast shadows on creamy skin. The light scent of her perfume floated past his nostrils and he had to stop himself from taking a deep breath.

Hold it, asshole. This is a business meeting. And what adult man falls in love in five minutes? We just met, for crying out loud. She’ll think I’m a nut.

But just as he gave himself a mental kick in the ass, he noticed that Livy was giving him the same kind of slow assessment. Her eyes took in his body the same way he’d looked at hers. A hint of humor tugged at the corners of her mouth before something else flashed in her eyes, something brief that disappeared as fast as it came He realized with a shock that she was affected, too, and doing her best to cover it with humor.

Holy shit!

 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, March 23rd, 2018

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This is the book the RT Book Reviews called “a fast-paced page-turner that makes for a quick and entertaining read.” 4 Stars and readers are calling “a wonderfully crafted story full of edge-of-your-seat suspense, spine tingling danger, heartfelt drama and sexy romance .”

When you don’t know how the story will end . . .

After years of hard work honing his craft, Blake Edwards is now an international bestselling author. But one thing he never imagined was that his fictional world would become all too real. When a stalker turns Blake’s latest book tour into a treacherous and nearly deadly trap, it’s time for Blake to hire protection. But the body assigned to keep an eye on him is someone he never wants out of his sight . . . 

As a bodyguard for Vigilance, the private security agency in Blake’s hometown of Arrowhead Bay, Samantha Quenel has found the perfect outlet for her military experience. But her latest client is also a former high school flame, which might explain her willingness to protect Blake at all costs—even if that means staying in the same room with him, on the same bed, under the same torrid sheets . . .
Exclusive blog excerpt:

As he reached his station another woman came forward, hand extended.

“Margaret Breakstone. I’m the manager and have to tell you how delighted we are to have you. I hope you don’t get writer’s cramp, because when you’re done we have a ton of presolds for you to sign.”

“Great. My publisher will be pleased.”

She laughed. “Oh, I’d say they’re already pretty happy with you.”

He placed his messenger bag against the wall behind him, pulled out the chair, and sat down. When he took another look around he thought it was a good thing he didn’t get claustrophobia. People were jammed together so tightly they were a solid wall behind the ropes and stanchions.

“This is…amazing.” He looked back at Margaret. “They don’t bite, do they?”

She laughed. “We haven’t had that happen yet, although I suppose there’s always a first time. Your publisher was quick to let us know you still hadn’t gotten used to your celebrity. It’s nice to meet someone who isn’t way over the top.”

“Thank you. I think.”

She waved a hand at the table. “The confirming email told us to be sure and have bottled water for you, and a supply of the pens you like to use. Jocelyn will be your guardian. If you need anything else, just let her know.”

“Thank you again.”

He picked up a pen and got ready to greet the first person in line. After that there was no time for conversation except with the people waiting so patiently. He lost track of time, as the readers kept on coming. Each one had a smile and a compliment and he tried to think of something special to say to each of them. And then, finally, he was done. He looked around and saw most of the crowd had cleared out. A few souls were still browsing but the mob had dispersed.

“You’re a hardy soul, Mr. Morgan.” Jocelyn smiled at him as he leaned back in his chair and stretched. “Thank you again for this.”

“No, thank you. For having me.” He wound his fingers together and cracked his knuckles.

“You have to stop doing that, Blake. It drives people crazy.”

He could hear Annemarie’s chiding voice in his ear. In the past few weeks he’d come to realize exactly how much of his life she was involved in, and how much he’d come to depend on her. Another item high on his list during the break was finding her replacement. He hoped to hell there was someone out there as good as she was.

“Mr. Morgan?” Margaret Breakstone’s voice interrupted his mental wanderings.

“Yes.” He dug out his professional smile. “Presolds, right?”

“Before that a reporter is here and would like an interview for the newspaper. He said his photographer got some great shots with you and the crowd.”

“Oh, sure. Of course.”

“We have a conversation area set aside for it,” Margaret told him. “Come on.”

He rose from the chair, turned to pick up the messenger bag…and froze. On the flap of the bag someone had affixed a sticky note.

I know what you did.

What the hell?

Without Warning

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Without Warning Vigilance #2

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After years of hard work honing his craft, Blake Edwards is now an international bestselling author. But one thing he never imagined was that his fictional world would become all too real. When a stalker turns Blake’s latest book tour into a treacherous and nearly deadly trap, it’s time for Blake to hire protection. But the body assigned to keep an eye on him is someone he never wants out of his sight . . . 

As a bodyguard for Vigilance, the private security agency in Blake’s hometown of Arrowhead Bay, Samantha Quenel has found the perfect outlet for her military experience. But her latest client is also a former high school flame, which might explain her willingness to protect Blake at all costs—even if that means staying in the same room with him, on the same bed, under the same torrid sheets . . .
 

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Excerpt:

I know what you did.

Blake Morgan stared at the piece of paper in his hand, pulse accelerating, a tiny finger of ice slithering down his spine. Again. Someone had left it again. A message with the same words.

Goddamnit!

He looked around to see if he could spot whoever this was, the familiar fear gripping him, his stomach knotting. But he knew he’d see nothing. He never did. Whoever this was moved like a ghost, silent and unseen, leaving his taunting messages. If he wanted to keep Blake on edge, he was doing a damn good job of it. In a fit of anger, Blake crumpled the paper and stuck it in the drink holder of the car. He wasn’t going to let some unknown asshole frighten him. He’d faced worse than this.

He’d found the damn stupid note stuck under his windshield wiper when he went to get his car from the hotel parking garage. Anyone could have done it. Who paid attention to cars in a parking garage, anyway? And why would they? But Jesus. How the hell had someone known which car was his? It was a rental, for crap’s sake.

Wait! Were those footsteps? Was someone running toward him? Away from him? A car door slammed somewhere and an engine turned over. He looked around, wondering if he’d see someone hiding in the shadows, every nerve on high alert.

Okay, get your shit together. You aren’t a character in one of your books.

Anyway, whoever was doing this wouldn’t be quite so obvious. He—or she—would be careful and silent. He closed his eyes, drew in a deep breath and let it out slowly. Calm, he told himself. People were waiting for him. His readers. He couldn’t freak out on them.

Crap. Double crap.

Who in the fucking hell was doing this? Who could he have pissed off so much they’d do something like this? A reader he’d offended? Reviewer? Blogger? Not anyone he’d been dating, for sure. He was so busy these days that dates weren’t even on the horizon.

So really. These messages. What the fuck?

He’d blown off the first note as a prank, a harmless joke, although he didn’t think it was very funny. Or maybe even a case of mistaken identity.

Just the one sentence on a plain sheet of paper, typed on someone’s computer.

I know what you did.

He had no idea who it was from. There was no signature, no return address. The postmark was Boston, but he was pretty sure none of the people he knew in that city would be sending him a message like this. He had a lot of readers from that area, but he never gave out his address or phone number. And nothing had been coming in to his public email.

So how the fuck did whoever this was know where he was staying?

Maybe they’d followed him to the hotel, a thought that brought another attack of the creeping chills.

I know what you did.

His agent had made light of it. “The price of fame,” Henry had joked. “It brings the weirdos out of the woodwork. This is your third best seller so you’ve got a lot more eyes focused on you. You’ve had nutty stuff like this happen before. Okay, maybe not quite like this. But eventually, when you don’t make a big deal about it in the media, they give up and move on to someone else. Whoever this is will get tired of the game and disappear.”

But that hadn’t happened. The notes kept coming, showing up in different cities wherever he was signing. Different hotels and venues. Someone was tracking his tour. Not just the cities but also the facilities—bookstores, event centers, wherever.

The police weren’t much help. They were courteous, but the events all happened in different cities, so nobody really had jurisdiction. And, as one overly polite detective told him, he didn’t think this was a case for the FBI.

I know what you did.