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Mon
Feb 3 2014 1:00pm
Excerpt
Roxanne St. Claire

Scandal on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Nathaniel Ivory is known in the tabloids as “Naughty Nate,” and this son of a huge, wealthy family that’s often referred to as “American Royalty” has done everything he can to earn that nickname.  Nate’s penchant for trouble has kept him from fully earning a respectable spot in the many family businesses.  He’s forever destined to be the black sheep whose scandals need to be swept under the rug.  But Nate is determined to change all that through his new position as the manager of the minor league baseball stadium and team that he and his friends are launching in Barefoot Bay.  All he has to do is avoid even a hint of scandal.

But then he meets Liza Lemanski, an irresistible, blue-eyed bundle of trouble who makes some claims about his past that rock him to the core.  Liza maintains that Nate has a son that is a result of a fling he had with her best friend, who died in an accident.  Liza plans to adopt  the child, but wants to eliminate any chance Nate will claim paternity rights.  No problem...he doesn’t even believe he has a son, and thinks the whole thing is probably a scam.  Until he sees four-year-old Dylan and recognizes every Ivory gene in the child.  

All he has to do is give up his child to save himself from a scandal he can't afford to have, but suddenly Nate is looking at life differently.  As he and Liza dig to find out the truth about Dylan's father and mother, their attraction turns to fire and, without a doubt, someone is going to get burned.

Get a sneak peek of Roxanne St. Claire's Scandal on the Sand (available February 9, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

All the parties, all the women, all the noise and chaos and music and wasted nights on this yacht, and Nate simply couldn’t remember one evening he enjoyed more than his dinner date with Liza Lemanski.

With the rain still holding off, and the sea breeze warm and strong, they took a long walk around the deck. The stewards and staff did exactly what he paid them to do—disappeared when he wanted them to—adding to the sensation that they were utterly alone, which was all he wanted to be.

They reached the upper deck with not a soul in sight. He guided her to the oversized leather sun bed at the far end of the yacht.

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Wed
Jan 8 2014 1:00pm
Original Story
Roxanne St. Claire

Seduction on the Sand by Roxanne St. ClaireHeroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to host an exclusive deleted scene from Roxanne St. Claire's second book in her Billionaires of Barefoot Bay series, Seduction on the Sand, released January 7. Back in November, we were excited to share the news of this new series, and we're so happy to welcome Roxanne to the site today to share this outtake. Thanks, Roxanne!

In Seduction on the Sand, just released this week, billionaire Elliott Becker has his eye on a piece of property in Barefoot Bay that he needs to complete his plans to start a minor league baseball team on the island.  But landowner Frankie Cardinale has deeply personal reasons for not selling her grandfather’s little goat farm, no matter how sky high Becker’s offers go.  He finally settles on another strategy...one that puts him on her farm for a week. 

I wrote the scene where he tries to put his plan in action several different ways but finally settled on an approach that intensified the conflict and offered some serious repercussions (also known as “the black moment”!) in the end of the story.  Here’s one version that, while it ended up on the cutting room floor, will give you a sense of the chemistry between the billionaire and the goatherd:

Get a sneak peek at Roxanne St. Claire's Seduction on the Sand with this exclusive outtake from the book, out now.

He wanted to stay there? On her farm? For a week?

Just...no.  “Look.”  Frankie dialed down the response that bubbled up, working to stay completely calm.  “I really appreciate your concern for my safety, I do.  It’s chivalrous and...and nice.  I mean, you act nice. But then you act like a lot of things — cowboy, hero, mogul. Nice Guy might just be another persona.”

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Tue
Dec 31 2013 7:00pm

Anticipation by Victoria AllenAll this week and even earlier today we've been counting down our favorite books of 2013. However, all of you are about to get ready for your New Year's Eve parties and making your resolution.

With 2013 almost behind us, we want to know what your most anticipated book of 2014 is. If you don't see your top pick, let us know in the comments!

 

 

 

 

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Tue
Nov 19 2013 3:00pm

Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. ClaireHeroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to be the first to announce news of a brand-new Roxanne St. Claire novella trilogy, titled the Billionaires of Barefoot Bay, set in her Barefoot Bay world! Here are the details of the new series, the covers, and release dates:

Barefoot Bay, the idyllic slice of paradise off the west coast of Florida, has had readers falling in love for the past two years. In the first Barefoot Bay series, four friends traveled journeys full of laughter, loss, family, and forgiveness and are happily in love and running a beachfront resort.

Starting this winter, readers can return to this tropical small town to meet a trio of sexy billionaire heroes and the most unlikely ladies who steal their hearts in three brand new novella-length (40,000 words) stories of redemption and romance! Each one is set in Barefoot Bay’s Casa Blanca Resort & Spa, which is fast turning into a playground for the rich and an elite destination wedding site, and all three promise more unforgettable romance on the sand.

Secrets on the Sand, The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Novella #1 (December 2013)

Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: the true love of a lifelong partner. Zeke grew up near Barefoot Bay and is staying at the resort for a week while he’s in town for a family event. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid. Except to Zeke, Mandy is much more than that—she was the object of his every teenage fantasy back in the days when she was known as “Mandy the Magnificent” and he had the unflattering high school nickname of “Ezekiel the Geekiel.”

Zeke is no longer a geek—he’s gorgeous. And Mandy doesn’t feel so magnificent since her marriage fell apart and left her up to her eyeballs in debt and despair. One look at Zeke, and she knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid. One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?

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Wed
Apr 25 2012 5:30pm

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in May. This time around, we’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very specific obsession. Don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Heroes and Heartbreakers’s May Shopping List
 
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SFR
 
Midnight’s Master by Donna Grant, Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander, Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Sparks Fly by Katie MacAlister
Embrace of the Damned by Anya Bast, Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham, Kiss of the Goblin Prince by Shona Husk, and Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
             

 

[What’s on your must-buy list this month?...]

Wed
Feb 22 2012 1:58pm

Gone Too Far by Suzanne BrockmannMany of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series readers joke that the books are like crack (or “crahck,” if you’re  spelling BDB style), so we went to Twitter and asked what other series are equally crack-like?

Most of the responses were, unsurprisingly, paranormal or urban fantasy, but there were some series offered that did not involve preternatural creatures. Here they are:

  • Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series
  • Roxanne St. Claire’s Bullet Catchers series
  • Erin McCarthy’s Fast Track series
  • Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series
  • Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series
  • Lara Adrian’s Breeds series
  • Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series
  • Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series
  • Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series
  • Christine Feehan’s Carpathians series
  • J.D. Robb’s In Death series

What would you add to the list?