Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Roxanne St. Claire's MAKE HER PAY - celebrating with a giveaway!


Roxanne St. Claire has a new release, MAKE HER PAY, available now. Remember a couple of months ago I posted a review for HUNT HER DOWN, and said that I was looking forward to meeting Roxanne at the COFW conference book signing? That book signing took place about three weeks ago and I did have the pleasure of meeting Roxanne. She is an absolute doll -gorgeous, funny and charming; I wish I'd had more time to visit with her. Just as exciting was getting an early, autographed copy of MAKE HER PAY! Continuing the Bullet Catcher series, MAKE HER PAY is the story of Constantine "Con" Xenakis. Constantine made appearances in at least two Bullet Catcher books and I was extremely excited for his story, especially after his role in HUNT HER DOWN. Take a closer look at MAKE HER PAY with this great excerpt!

Blurb:
Bullet Catcher and former Navy SEAL Constantine Xenakis has infiltrated a dive ship to discover who's plundering priceless gems from a legendary sunken Spanish galleon. When he catches Lizzie Dare red-handed in the locked treasure room, her story of a stolen ancestral legacy convinces him to work with the sexy thief instead of turning her in -- and not just because he wants to find the real culprit. Lizzie is willing to risk everything to save the Bombay Blue Diamonds from her sworn enemy, even if that means giving in to an irresistible desire to get closer to her accomplice. But when passion hits them like a rogue wave and danger surrounds them like a school of hungry sharks, their adventure on the high seas turns treacherous...and deadly.

My review:
Constantine Xenakis is working undercover on a dive ship in an effort to find the person or persons responsible for recovered priceless artifacts. Imagine his surprise when he's only on the ship for a couple of hours and discovers fellow diver Lizzie Dare sneaking into the lab where the artifacts are held. After an initial confrontation, it appears that the two have similar objectives when it comes to the artifacts. Con's reaction to Lizzie is instantaneous and heated, which makes cozying up to her to keep her under watch no hardship whatsoever. But Con is hoping for a long-awaited, permanent return to the Bullet Catchers and soon finds himself torn between doing what's right and doing the job he's been probationally hired to do. Given his attraction to Lizzie, Con soon realizes that the job, his future, everything, hinges on whether or not he's willing to break her heart.
Lizzie's motives are much more personal than Con's and the emotion blanketing a heart that's heavy after her father's death is fueling her determination to return the artifacts where they rightfully belong. Constantine Xenakis is an unexpected force to be reckoned with. As if. There is very little reckoning with Con. He's the most intimidating, capable, frustrating male that Lizzie has ever encountered and she knows that staying on her toes, the very ones that he repeatedly makes curl, is the only way she'll be able to keep her wits and take possession of the sunken treasures. It isn't long before Con and Lizzie realize that they're surrounded by evil, on ship and on shore, and their fight soon goes beyond keeping the artifacts safe to keeping themselves alive.

MAKE HER PAY brings to a close the Bullet Catcher series that has brought readers so much pleasure over the years. I'm excited for the new series Roxanne St.Claire is working on, but at the same time, I'm extremely disappointed to see this series come to an end. I know that authors appreciate their readers and happily absorb the positive comments and feedback they get from them about their work, but wonder if they fully understand how deeply their talents touch (and stay with) readers? I have gotten my hands on every one of the Bullet Catcher books as soon as they were released, earlier if I was lucky enough to get them for review, and I truly think that I enjoyed the storytelling in this particular book more than any other in the series. Con is unashamedly a thief and Lizzie is a gentle, kind-hearted soul who has seemingly reached right in and grabbed hold of his heart, making it her own. Together they simply sizzle. I am trying to content myself with the knowledge that Roxanne St. Claire is hard at work on a new series, but in the meantime, I give MAKE HER PAY my highest recommendation!

Go here to order MAKE HER PAY!

To celebrate the release of MAKE HER PAY, I have an autographed copy of HUNT HER DOWN for giveaway. If you're interested, please leave a comment. I'm very interested in what your favorite book in the Bullet Catchers series is. Do you have a favorite character, locale, or couple? Haven't read any of the series? That's okay, and you can even say so in your comment, but then I'm going to ask "What rock have you been living under?" just to give you a hard time! Send a friend over who mentions you and you'll be entered an extra time for each friend. I'll draw the winning name on Tuesday, October 13. Good luck, everyone!
Can't wait to win a copy? I'll make it easy for you to get a copy of your own - go here to toss a copy of HUNT HER DOWN in your Amazon shopping cart alongside MAKE HER PAY!
Thanks for taking a look!
Laurie

23 comments:

Calila1988 said...

I've only read one of the Bullet Catcher books...so by default Hunt Her Down has to be my favortie. LOL

Roxanne St. Claire said...

Laurie, your review made me a leeeetle bit teary. Thank you so much - I'm so glad we stole the last copy of MAKE HER PAY from my friend's nightstand and gave it to you! I, too, am sad to see the Bullet Catchers come to a close, but I'm not sure the "end" is permanent. The new series is a spinoff, a slight different take on a very similar theme (hot, protective guys with sassy, smart girls) and some of the old characters could make appearances. Thank you SO much for loving the stories and spreading the word!

xoxo
Rocki

Anonymous said...

have read the first book very good
great charcters
congrats on all teh books and great reveiws

kh

Razlover's Book Blog said...

I love this series but haven't had a chance to read all of them!

My favorite couple is Lucy and Jack!

I would love to win this book and thanks for the great giveaway!

Jane said...

Chase is my favorite Bullet Catcher so my favorite couple is Chase and Arianna.

Armenia said...

I am so looking forward to MAKE HER PAY. Please count me in.

My favorite hero is Wade Cordell in THEN YOU HIDE. He was so sexy, and confidant in his lazy Southern style. He was just dripping with sensuality.

sandi said...

Count me as part of the group who hasn't read one yet! I have them all though, so does that count for anything?

Karin said...

Great review, Laurie! I'm even more anxious to get a copy of Make Her Pay. Now. Picking a favorite Bullet Catcher or their book is practically impossible. They are all so fantastic that there's really no way to enjoy just one without wanting to read all of the others.

Michelle B said...

Guess I've been hiding under a rock because I haven't read any of the series! Sounds like one to check out though. Thanks for sharing Laurie :-)

Pat L. said...

I have read the first 2 and loved them equally. I think that is good thing, right? LOL

Laurie said...

I've only read First You Pay! Loved it. I will get around to reading the other 9! Especially after your recommendation Laurie! Make Her Pay sounds fantastic!

Too many authors, too many books, too little time!!

Karen B said...

Great review! The Bullet Catcher series is on my TBR list - while I've been hiding under my rock....

tetewa said...

I'm always looking for new series to read, count me in!

Lori T said...

I have not read one of Roxanne's books yet, but I have her in my to be read pile and am really looking forward to reading her since I have hears such great things about her and her books.

I would love to be entered.

Anonymous said...

I havent read any sad to say, but I would certainly like to.

Helen L.

Anonymous said...

I have read a few of your books, cannot remember the titles but I have not read this one.

Rose G.

ddurance said...

*hanging my head in shame* I've never actually read one of Roxanne's books, but I would love to win one.

Deidre
deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

Booklover1335 said...

Ok I guess I have been living under a rock. I have not read any of the Bullet Catchers series yet, but hey the bright side of this is that I can read the entire series back to back and not have to wait for the next one to come out :)

I would love to win the final book in the Bullet Catchers series...do you have to read them in order?

Thanks for the chance to win!

cldivineATyahooDOTcom

Virginia said...

I have only read one of The Bullet Catchers and the was Kill Me Twice so it will have to be my favorite! I can remember I really enjoyed it! I would love to read another one!

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Judy F said...

I have read and loved each and every one of them. Picking a favorite oh that is a toughie...

If I have to pick I would say Max and Corrine..

Great review as always Ljo

robynl said...

I have not read any of the Bullet Catchers books yet BUT sounds like I should read them very soon.

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Lisa F. said...

Another author that I haven't read! I know with your recommendation I'll wind up crawling out from under my rock and searching them out.

Thanks for the review.

goalmom said...

I must be living under a really big rock! The blurb sounds VERY interesting, and I'll have to put this on my reading list. I heard about this from Carly Phillips on Twitter.