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roxanne st. claire

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The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay
novella series



Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author

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Roxanne St. Claire is launching a brand new trilogy, The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay, as a spinoff to her highly popular Barefoot Bay series. We are thrilled that Roxanne has taken the time to stop by and answer a few of our questions about her fantastic new series!

1.   Your Barefoot Bay books are wonderful! Could you tell us what inspired you to write these books?

Thank you! I’m so happy the books are resonating with readers. I guess living in Florida inspired me -- life in the tropics has its own special rhythm and romance. There are still a lot of idyllic, undiscovered gems in the tiny islands up and down the Gulf Coast and I thought it would be a perfect setting for a series. Also, I wanted to write fantasy romances that were grounded in reality -- the heroines in the books are all dealing with issues that we women face every day, and they find their support in friendship and, of course, with amazing heroes.

2.   I understand you've written a new series of novellas based on your Barefoot Bay series. Could you tell us a little about your new Billionaires of Barefoot Bay series?

Yes! Many of my readers fell in love with the stories of Barefoot Bay in the first four books of the series, when four lifelong friends joined forces to build a small but upscale resort called Casa Blanca. The resort is up and running and filled with new characters who find love on the white sands of Barefoot Bay, starting with a trio of sexy, flirtatious, irresistible billionaires and the unlikely heroines who steal their hearts. Each story stands alone, but there is a thin thread of connection (the billionaires are going to start a minor league baseball team on Barefoot Bay...hello, new heroes!) and all three are “feel-good” romances with very happy endings.

3.   The new Billionaires of Barefoot Bay series will be in digital format, and each novella will be about 40,000 words. Do you think shorter digital works will become a new trend in romance novel publishing?

I think readers like a variety and there’s plenty of demand for the longer 85,000-ish word novel as well as something that can be gobbled up in a night or two. There’s less of an investment of time with a novella, but, if the author does her job, there’s still a tremendous amount of satisfaction for the reader. I really enjoyed packing a lot of story into those pages and I hope readers come away loving the new characters and hungry for more!

4.   And finally, inquiring minds want to know--do you have additional new books on the horizon; perhaps for this summer or next fall?

Yes, I do! After the three novellas (released in December, January, and February) I’ll be working on a trilogy of novels, called The Barefoot Brides. This is about three wedding consultants who set up shop at the Barefoot Bay resort to coordinate destination weddings. They’ve made a pact never to get married...but we already know how that will go down, don’t we? The books will be out in summer and fall, 2014...stay tuned for titles and covers!

  


Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author

Review

Secrets on the Sand

Top Pick & Five Stars


We were thrilled to receive a free copy of Secrets on the Sand from Roxanne in exchange for our honest review. Here are our thoughts about the book:


I thoroughly enjoyed reading Secrets on the Sand. It was like a delicious chocolate that I could savor and finish in one sitting. I haven’t read many novellas, but discovered that Secrets on the Sand was the perfect length for my busy schedule; it was short enough to finish in one day, and yet long enough that I came to know and care very much about the characters.

I rooted for Mandy to overcome her obstacles, and found sweet satisfaction when Tori got her just desserts. Zeke was a major hunk, and sweet, too. I just loved him. The sizzling attraction between “Ezekiel the Geekiel” and “Mandy the Magnificent” was superbly written. I loved their romance, and I am looking forward to reading the next novellas in the Billionaires of Barefoot Bay series!

~ Jen
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The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay
Novella Trilogy

  





Secrets on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author

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?

  






Seduction on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author

Seduction on the Sand
(The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Novella #2)
January, 2014


Like everything in his life, becoming a billionaire was easy for Elliott Becker. He bought some land in Massachusetts and discovered he sat on two billion dollars worth of rare Goshen stone. Lucky, charming, and blessed with every gift from every god, Elliott expects his simple purchase of property in Barefoot Bay will go the way everything does for him in life...easy. Until he meets the woman who currently owns that land and suddenly everything is...hard.

Frankie Cardinale’s fondest memories took place on the tiny goat farm owned and run by her “Nonno” in the heart of Barefoot Bay. As a child, the farm and its precious residents were a refuge for her after her parents died and her grandfather taught her all about “the sweet life” of raising goats. While she held her Nonno in her arms on his deathbed, she promised his land would never leave their family and that she would continue his legacy. Nothing -- not even a sexy, playful, intoxicating billionaire who always gets his way -- will convince her to break that promise.

Except Elliott Becker is a man who always gets what he wants even if that means a little seduction and double-crossing of a humble goatherd. But will his lucky streak hold long enough to keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life? Because all the money in the world can’t buy him what he really wants the most...Frankie’s love.

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Scandal on the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author

Scandal on the Sand
(The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay Novella #3)
February, 2014


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 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.

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