Day 29 Roxanne St. Claire – Landing in Loving Arms

Might As Well Face it, I’m Addicted to Love

I’m so honored to be included in this amazing celebration of the romance novel, but it’s a bit humbling to arrive at the end of the month with nearly ninety articulate, talented, and insightful authors preceding me on the same subject. Like many before me, I believe our books are empowering, liberating, fulfilling, and fun.  I wholeheartedly agree that romance novels are an escape from a sometimes harsh reality.  They offer a light of hope on dismal, depressing days, a lesson in transformation and courage, and a guarantee of a happy ending in a world where things don’t always end well.

But, for me, romance novels always have been and always will be about the bone-deep bliss of falling in love.

I admit, I’m a bit of a love junkie.  I’m addicted to the adrenalin burst and serotonin surge that happens in the first heady days of attraction.  I’m crazy for the toe-curling, pulse-pounding, dizzying sense that the world just tilted a little because a certain someone happened to pass by.  I live for the brush of his knuckles, the secret smile, and that first stolen kiss.  But let’s be real, friends.  It isn’t safe or sane to give your heart away three, four, or twelve times a month.  Plus, most of us have husbands who frown upon that kind of thing…unless he still makes you feel that way on a regular basis and if so, you should be writing this column and doling out marriage advice.

At an early age, I realized that life is better when there’s a boy on your brain.  Scientists have known this for years,  having done numerous studies that show all manner of pleasure chemicals firing up our synapses at the sight of our current crush. (Or a picture of David Gandy.) An avid romance reader from childhood (my mother put Mary Stewart in my hands at ten and I never looked back), I made a grand discovery somewhere between Rosemary Rogers and LaVyrle Spencer.  I didn’t just love the story — I loved the hero.  My heart actually beat faster when he came on the page.  And when he kissed the heroine, I was the girl in his arms, barely holding on as I fell hard and heavy in love.  It didn’t matter if no one liked me in real life or if the phone wasn’t ringing like I’d hoped it might.  I no longer cared that Saturday nights could be lonely or that it seemed like, in my twenties, I went to weddings more often than work…but not one of them was mine.  In a romance novel, I could always stand on the edge of ecstasy and know that when I tipped over, I’d land in loving arms.

I finally did fall (almost literally — I met my husband in an elevator), but even after I married happily and forever, I didn’t stop enjoying the rollercoaster ride of falling in love.  In fact, as a card-carrying member of the Real Life HEA, I believed in romance novels more than ever.  I never seriously thought about writing one until the night I finished reading Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s NOBODY’S BABY BUT MINE.  I was overwhelmed with hope, high on love, and certain I understood what made “forever” work well enough to write a story about finding it.  More than anything, I longed to wrap someone else in the pure joy and optimism of a great romance novel.

The next day, I started writing my first book.  Thirty-some titles later, I’m still addicted to the thrill of falling in love.  I’ve discovered the only thing that comes close to riding a rollercoaster of love is building one and, lucky me, I get to do that every day.

Recommendations: Run, don’t walk (well, you might have to take a ferry) to SANCTUARY ISLAND, the launch of a brand new small town contemporary series by Lily Everett.  You may not have heard of her yet…but you will!


Questions for Roxanne:

What is the craziest or ugliest object in your house, and why do you keep it?

Our newest pet…only we didn’t want this one, nor can we get rid of him.  A few weeks ago, someone let a dragonfly into our house and it immediately fluttered to the top of a two-story entryway and landed on the sheer curtain high (high!) above the door.  It must have died overnight, but stayed stuck on the curtain.  So there he hangs, with no way to reach him unless I want to hire someone who has twenty-five foot extension ladder.  My husband says he brings good luck.  I say he reminds me that I’ve never had those sheers cleaned.

If there was a movie about your life, what would it be called?  (And just for fun, who would play you?)

Let’s call it Can’t Help Falling in Love and pretend Emma Stone wants to play a desperately single thirty-year-old who finds love when she puts down a romance novel long enough to get on the elevator for a freefall.

What is the best non-monetary gift you’ve ever received?

My children, of course.  And the crystal worry angel my daughter bought at the Secret Santa Store for a quarter.  Best gift ever.

If you have to pick one romantic scene or couple to recommend to a first-time reader of YOUR books, which would it be?

When Zach and Samantha fall asleep together in EDGE OF SIGHT and he secretly slips off his eye patch so her hair can touch his scar.  Sigh.


You are reading this essay at ReadARomanceMonth.com. Be sure to visit the About Read-A-Romance Month to learn more, or the Authors & Contributors page to see a list of all the great romance writers who are celebrating the romance genre during the month of August.

Roxanne is generously donating a set of her contemporary series Barefoot Bay – including the first three titles in the series (Barefoot in the Sand, Barefoot in the Rain, Barefoot in the Sun) and the yet-to-be published Advanced Review Copy of the fourth, Barefoot by the Sea –  to give away to a US reader (domestic only; apologies to international readers). To enter the domestic contest, either leave a comment here or enter the weekly drawing on the contest page. Or both.  (Only one entry per commenter per post, though – multiple comments on one essay does not give you more chances.)  Comment entries must be posted by 11:59pm EST Aug 29 to be eligible, though winners will be announced at a later date.

Also visit the Awesome Contests page to register this week to win a Kindle Paperwhite and “A Month of Romance” (31 books) from Amazon Montlake, or the Grand Central Grand Prize, an iPad mini. If you love romance, then this is the place to be!


Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including three popular series (The Bullet Catchers, The Guardian Angelinos, and Barefoot Bay) and multiple stand-alone titles. In addition to being a six-time nominee and one-time winner of the RITA Award, Roxanne’s novels have won the National Readers’ Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and are routinely included as a Doubleday/Rhapsody Book Club Selection of the Month.
Rocki lives in Florida with her husband, two teens, and two dogs (and one dead dragonfly).   Visit www.roxannestclaire.com for information, updates, and her (almost) daily blog, Rock of Pages.

  • Nancy Huddleston

    I love reading about the hero and heroine seeing each other for the first time and feeling like like they got hit with a two by four. Then the wonderful ride to get to the happily ever after.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Hah! Hit by a two by four! Perfect description! xo

  • Bette Hansen

    Thanks for sharing some wonderful thoughts. I agree there is nothing like that wonderful high of new love and the feeling of hope that is felt.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thanks, Bette. That “hope” is what it’s all about, right? xo

  • Kim Cornwell

    I love your books and your covers are so refreshing! I found my true love at 14 and even today after 32 years together he still makes my heart skip a beat. True love to me is you never go to bed angry. Yes we had some rough times, but it’s our love for one another that has gotten us through them. Thanks for sharing and stopping by.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      At 14?!? That’s amazing – congrats on your long and happy marriage! And thank you for the reminder of how it’s done — kiss and make up before bed. xo

  • Allison Siegel

    Falling in love is a wonderful ride; I can’t wait to find my own HEA. Definitely goin to try one of your books.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Hi Allison — I hope you do find that HEA! (I recommend elevators!) Enjoy! xo

  • Kathy Colligan

    You first caught my eye with the Bullet Catchers series and now with Barefoot Bay! I love reading about the Hero and Heroine and how they fall in love. I always look forward to release day of your books!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thank you, Kathy! Next one is October 29 — I look forward to release day, too! xo

  • Raonaid Luckwell

    My first introduction to Roxi’s book was Take Me Tonight and I was hooked

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      HI Raonaid! So glad I hooked you with the hot Italian who can cook! 🙂 xo

  • Laurie W G

    I started reading your early DESIRES: WHEN THE EARTH MOVES, LIKE A HURRICANE, SINS OF THE PAST…Love your heroes. 30 books WOW! Unfortunately I’m a little behind. I’d love to read your BAREFOOT series!

    You’re a living example of Kismet/Fate… meeting your husband in an elevator. Was it love at first sight? So romantic!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thank you, Laurie! I miss writing those Desires — Hurricane is still one of my favorites. Meeting my husband was unbridled attraction at first sight, LOL, then love. The best part? Two years to the DAY after I got in that elevator, he proposed to me…in that same elevator. Talk about a romance novel come to life — best moment ever! xo

  • Anne Stone

    Hi Rocki,
    Great article. I can relate totally to what you said about reading your first romance and how you felt about the characters. It was after reading Linda Howard that I started dreaming of writing. There is definitely a sisterhood of romance lovers.

    Loved the q & a, too!
    Hugs,
    Anne

    P.S. I’ll share this on FB and Twitter.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Linda Howard is tops on my list for making me fall in love with a hero. Wow, she is a talent. Thanks for the support! You da bomb, baby. xo

    • Thank you from Bobbi, too. :o)

  • Mary McCoy

    Hi Rocki! I have already had the pleasure of reading Lily’s Sanctuary Island and her Billionaire Brothers trilogy, and I totally agree with you! Thank you for all your books, and my hubby volunteered to go down there from WI to remove the dragonfly, but not until January when the wind chill starts to give us cabin fever!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Done, Mary! Will he also take the sheers down, have them cleaned, and rehung? If so, come enjoy the tropics this January! And isn’t Sanctuary Island AMAZING? xo

      • Lily Everett

        Y’all are making me blush! I love it, don’t stop. ; )

  • mariannewestrich

    Hi Rocki! You know you’re one of my favorite authors and your thoughts above just reinforce why I love you and your work so much! 😎

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thank you, Marianne! I really appreciate that! xo

  • Mona Kekstadt

    Hi Rocki, love this article just as much as I love all your books and you. I have been hooked on your books since the Guardian Angelinos. I loved the part from Edge of Sight….My first was the anthology you wrote with Allison Brennan and Karen Tabke..WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE. The BAREFOOT BAY BOOKS are so different and wonderfully so…keep them coming sweetie…We lov you..

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Aw, Mona, you are such a true and awesome reader, friend and fan. Thank you, thank you! xo

  • Shari

    Love your books. Great interview. Can’t wait to read Barefoot By The Sea.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thank you, Shari! Hope you love Tessa and Ian! xo

  • Melanie Backus

    Falling in love is the best and to love and be loved by the same man for nearly 39 years is wonderful. The ups and downs and highs and lows, what a ride! Thank you for what you do!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Wow – congrats to you! Doing anything special for 40?

      • Melanie Backus

        Sure keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Hi Roxanne/Rocki! Thanks so much for being here and for writing such a great essay. You’re awesome! xoxo

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Bobbi!! THANK YOU for inviting me! This has been one of the best blog series I’ve ever seen. I’ve read and loved every essay. Thank you for doing this! xo

      • awww – thank you. xoxo Went pretty well, didn’t it? :o)

  • Tonda Galloway Hargett

    I love the gift of a worry angel. I gave my daughter on a year ago when she moved away to college. Personally, I have a worry frog, I collect frogs, and this one fits my hand perfectly.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Love the worry frog! My daughter was very touched when she saw I mentioned her angel in this blog. She reminded me that she gave it to me when she was 5 — 11 years ago! It’s still on my vanity where it will stay forever. xo

  • Kristen Painter

    Great post! Love the dragonfly story. And love your books!!

  • rachelhauck

    I’m falling in love with romance/love all over again just reading this post. It’s WHY I write romance too. GREAT blog, Roxanne.

    Ugliest thing in my house? Not sure I have one. I threw them all away. 🙂

    Best non-monetary gift? One of the little girls at church drew a picture of me while I was leading worship. She handed it to me afterward with a big smile on her face. It was a princess! Such a sweet gift!

    Best scene from one of my books? From Love Starts With Elle when they are boating on a lowcountry river and Heath jumps in to the pluff mud and Elle has to pull him out. It’s funny and sweet, and very symbolic of their relationship. He’s stuck and she’s pulling him out!

    Maybe from Dining with Joy where Luke returns to the lowcountry in Joy’s hour of need and they have a picnic on the softball field. He’s teaching her how to taste food and enjoy life… and the tension is very tangible between them! 🙂

    Movie of my life? The Best Is Yet To Come starring Kate Middleton. Yea, that’s right, I said Kate Middleton. 😉

    Rachel

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Rachel! Great answers. I adore Kate Middleton as your actress, though she’s got her hands full of baby George right now! xo

  • Kathy Pine Dennis

    Rocki, You are one of my favorite writers and always will be. Your books make me fall in love with my hubby all over again, I always find some quality in the hero that my hubby has. He loves that I read romance novels, he says he gets enjoy the side benefits. 😉 Thank you for sharing your gift of writing with all of your loving fans.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thank you so much, Kathy!! Tell your husband I said “You’re welcome.” LOL xo

  • Pennie Morgan

    Rocki! I have to agree with you about Zach and Sam and reread Edge of Sight over the weekend. I’m glad it is just a few more weeks until we are back in Barefoot Bay!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Eight weeks. And I see by your avatar you love a military man. Zach was definitely one sexy Army Ranger! xo

  • Britney Adams

    “More than anything, I longed to wrap someone else in the pure joy and optimism of a great romance novel.” Roxanne, you do this so well!! Thank you!!!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Aww, thank you, Britney! xo

  • Anne

    Thanks for sharing. As another card carrying member, I smiled through your whole essay. You are a favorite of mine, I have read both the Bullet Catchers and Guardian Angelinos series and have started the Barefoot Bay one. I haven’t read any of your stand alones. I better rectify that. Thank you again.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      So glad you smiled, Anne. Lots of reading ahead for you! xo

      • Anne

        That’s okay, I don’t need to eat or sleep and definitely no laundry.

  • Donna Logan Brown

    Love your post, Rocki, and so glad you decided to become a part of Bobbi’s wonderful project, RARM. I especially have loved your romantic suspense books as I enjoy mystery with my romance, but the love at first sight in your personal life story is enchanting. I had a similar personal experience and know how it takes your breath away.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Love can be breathtaking, that’s for sure. Hope you love the Barefoot books, too! Thanks! xo

  • PJ Ausdenmore

    Beautiful post, Rocki. Thank you for writing the stories that let me continue to fall in love…over and over and over again. ♥

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thanks, PJ! Great to see you here! xo

  • Courtney Chance

    I actually bought Sanctuary Island from Lily Everett last friday! She is great 🙂
    I had never heard of your barefoot bay series :/ im putting them on my tbr list now!

    • Lily Everett

      Thanks Courtney! I hope you enjoy it. I KNOW you’ll love the Barefoot books! : )

  • Melissa Sullivan

    Great post! Funny antidote on the dragonfly. Flying things don’t last long in our house with two cats and five dogs. Though my three rabbits don’t seem to care about bugs.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      YIKES! You had me at five dogs! xo

  • Krysten Michelsen

    Love your post! (and of course your books)

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Of course! 😉 Thank you, Krysten! xo

  • MaryC

    I’ve been hooked on your books since reading the McGrath Borothers trilogy – can’t wait to read Barefoot By The Sea!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Oh, those McGrath boys. I loved writing them. (Colin was my favorite!) Hope you love reading SEA as much as I loved writing it! Thanks, Mary!

  • christinejensen

    I completely understand! I LOVE love 🙂

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      It’s addicting! xo

  • Cheryl Castings

    I am living my own HEA romance with my husband of 36 years, and I am in love with reading stories with HEA endings!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Another card-carrying member of the Real Life HEA Club! Congrats, Cheryl! xo

  • Lisa Glidewell

    Great Post! Wonderful Books! And of course, Amazing Writer!!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Aw, Lisa! Thank you! xo

  • Renee Sass

    Great post Rocki! I love your books & can’t wait to see what happens next in your Barefoot Bay series! Keep up the great work!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Good stuff going to happen in Barefoot Bay, Renee! Thanks! xo

  • Evelyn S

    Great essay!! I’m with you…I love LOVE!!! 🙂

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      I love LOVE, too! Thanks, Evelyn! xo

  • Kareni

    Many thanks for your books, Ms. St. Claire! They’ve brought me a lot of pleasure over the years. Meeting in an elevator, eh? Sounds like a fun start to a relationship.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      So happy to hear that, Kareni! Yes it’s been a fun ride since the elevator. At least, we haven’t hit bottom yet! xo

  • catslady

    I look forward to reading your latest books!!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thank you, catslady! Haven’t seen you for a while! xo

  • Lily Everett

    Thanks so much for recommending Sanctuary Island to your fabulous readers, Rocki! And I loved your piece here. Great post!

    • I have heard so much about you and Sanctuary Island, Lily! Congrats on the great success. xoxo Hope you’re enjoying all the great essays on Read-A-Romance Month.

  • Stephanie M.

    Thank you for your essay. Love is my favorite four letter word. 🙂 My TBR list is longer now.

  • Sue G.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Rocki’s books! She is one of my auto buys. This Barefoot Bay series is wonderful. Don’t enter me in the contest because I already own them all! 🙂 Have a great day!

  • Valerie

    I love that you are a “love junkie”

  • Cheryl Hastings

    It’s all about the hero for me! The heroine is kinda secondary 🙂 I’ve downloaded the Firefly Cafe by Lily…thanks for the recommendation!!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      You may thank me anytime. I promise, it’s ADORABLE and gorgeously written. I must have texted her 20 times while reading FC. So lovely! xo

  • glittergirl54

    Another love junkie like the rest of us. I agree about the thrill of the first kiss. It’s the possibility of “is this the one”, knowing because it’s a book, that it is, sigh 🙂 Thanks for adding the thrill of love to our reading escape! And thanks for the giveaway.

  • Michelle Fidler

    The dragonfly comment was funny. One time I heard a tapping on my bedroom window so I went out to investigate and it was a bird (maybe a woodpecker?) tapping on the window. I shooed him away. I sure didn’t want him breaking the window.
    Haven’t read any of your books but I’d love to win them.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      They are kind of creepy and gorgeous at the same time, LOL.

  • Pamby50

    Met your husband in an elevator. Love it. Also love reading Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Looking forward to reading one your books.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thanks! Don’t compare me to SEP. She is a MASTER! I am in awe. xo

  • Lori Torres

    Just found this and I love this site! Thank you so much for taking the time to write on here.

    • Welcome, Lori – glad you found R-A-R M! :o)

  • Marcy Shuler

    Now I’m going to have to find Edge of Sight so I can read that scene you love. I love wounded heroes. *sigh*

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      You will love! He’s quite wounded. And hawt. xo

  • Brenda E

    Thanks for sharing your post Roxanne. I am also addicted to love. Love your novels, and will give Lily a try. Would also love to hear more about your elevator story, meeting your hubbie. 🙂

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      It’s a long, long story, LOL. But VERY romantic. We named our publishing company after the street where that building is! Whenever I feel us crumbling with life and kids and money and stress and time, I talk to him about the way it felt when I saw him in that elevator. It’s like magic! xo

      • I love this! xoxo

      • Brenda E

        Ok, I’m definitely going to be checking your blog to see when this story shows up, cause now I gotta hear it. When you said magic..did you hear all of us collectively sigh? 🙂

  • Meredith Richardson

    I think we’re all a little bit of a love junkie 🙂

  • Patty Vasquez

    Your words are so true! I’m also a happily married love junkie. The thrill of falling in love over and over between the pages of a book never gets old.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Congrats, fellow love junkie! xo

  • Karin Anderson

    There are worse things to be addicted to. 😀

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Like chocolate. 😉 xo

  • Roxanne St. Claire is such a wonderful writer! 🙂

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thank you, Brooke! xo

  • Dr. Linda

    LOL on the new pet… look at it this way you never have to feed it, or take it to the vet 🙂 Have to read a bout HEA they keep me going.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Seriously, I almost called you for emergency visit. 🙂 xo

  • Beth Re

    Hi Rocki I’m a fan and I agree I’m a love junkie also

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Hey Beth! Thank you! xo

  • Elizabeth Gray

    I have had the pleasure of meeting Roxanne a few times, and she is one of the nicest persons I’ve ever met. I have this series on my tbr pile. Will have to move it up.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Aww, I blush. You should see me sneer at that dragonfly every time I go downstairs. Not nice. xo

  • Flora Segura-Buchler

    Hi Roxanne, I really enjoyed your blogpost today. I am ashamed to admit that you have been on my Author’s to Try list for far too long. You just jumped to my TBR list; I have heard many good things about your books and hearing your “voice” today has made me a believer!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Awesome, Flora! Lots of books to try and I hope they all make you fall in love! xo

      • Flora Segura-Buchler

        😉

  • M Kuxhaus

    I need to start riding some elevators!

  • Zita R

    Hi Roxanne! With all the romance books I read I’d have to consider myself a romance addict too. Though it’s not because I was lucky like you to have found it but because I haven’t that I read such books. Nice to know it exists out there somewhere.

  • Becky Rabalais

    Thanks for a great article! I have spider webs on the second story window. Let’s just ignore our new pets!

  • rebecca moe

    You’re supposed to clean sheers? 😉

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      HAH! My kind of housekeeper! xo

      • rebecca moe

        Too busy reading! I do get *some* cleaning done with audiobooks, though…but vacuuming is tricky 🙂

  • Ann

    Love dragonflies!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Yeah, but they’re not butterflies. A little scary for some reason to me, LOL.

  • Laura Z

    I read the first 2 books of the Barefoot series, enjoyed both a lot, looking forward to the next 2 books.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thanks, Laura! xo

  • ki pha

    Super cute post! Meeting your husband in the elevator huhh…. LOL I wasn’t “addicted to love” or romance until not so long ago. I’m super glad that I have met it and have it as a part of my life. 🙂

  • Glenda

    A lot of it is about the falling in love! Nice story about meeting your husband in elevator. Love usually happens when you are not even looking for it!

  • Paula Robinson

    Rocki, I barely made it, but I’m here. I am thrilled that you are blogging on my birthday…woohoo!!! Loved reading your responses. I so want o hear th story of your fall…lol 😀 Don’t count me in or the contest okay…love the Barefoot Bay series. Pod luck everyone!

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAULA!!!!!! xoxo

  • c owens

    love your post. I read a lot of suspense and would alternate with romance but my list of favorite romance authors keeps growing so much that I would say I must be an addict too! I really enjoy your new Barefoot series.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thank you so much! xo

  • c owens

    love your post and really have enjoyed your Barefoot series

  • MooMoo Cake

    I love falling in love with the hero! The heroine is crucial of course, but books are so much more fun when I’m falling too. Thanks for contibuting to this fantastic event.

  • Rosemarie N.

    Love your bullet catchers series and Barefoot. Thanks for sharing.

  • Vickie P

    Funny that you should mention Edge of Sight. I just picked it up at a library book sale! It’s jumping to the head of the line–after I finish Sanctuary Island by LE. All caught up with your Barefoot books and just waiting for the next one!!!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      I’m happy to be right behind Lily Everett! Hope you love Zach & Sam! xo

  • Larena Hubble

    I so enjoy your books. I enjoy romances for the HEA and watching the characters fall in love.

  • BookLady

    Love happy ever after endings! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on romance.

  • Sharlene Wegner

    I am addicted to love & romance novels, too, and usually fall in love with the heroes as well! I will have to read Sanctuary Island & Nobody’s Baby But Mine. Your books sound great, too!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thank you! Enjoy them all! xo

  • Joan Varner

    Your Barefoot series is somewhere in my TBR pile or on my wish list. Sigh, it’s hard to tell these days. I have become such a romance junkie with the addition of my Kindle. Thanks for your post. Lucky you that you found your HEA in an elevator.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      The only cure for a Love Addiction is a Kindle Addiction! xo

  • Sandie

    Can’t wait to read all of the Barefoot books! They all sound fantastic!!

  • Karla Darcy

    Too bad there aren’t more elevators in Florida. Loved the Bulletcatcher series. How did I miss Edge of Sight? Much success.

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thanks, Karla! EDGE is in the Guardian Angelino series. I think you’ll like it! xo

  • Michelle Harlan

    I love that you picked that scene from Edge of Sight. It’s my favorite of yours!
    I need to move your Barefoot Bay series up on my TBR list. They sound amazing!

    • Roxanne St. Claire

      Thanks, Michelle! Hope you love Barefoot Bay! xo

  • Jen C

    I’m glad you brought up the adrenalin and serotonin. I am always astounded by how invigorating reading about a couple falling in love can be!