Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Book Spotlight and Giveaway
Welcome. Today I have with me the fabulous Roxanne St. Claire, NY TIMES bestselling author of more than twenty-five romance and suspense books. Oh, and she's giving away a FREE copy of her latest, SPACE IN HIS HEART!
When PR superstar Jessica Marlowe is tasked with making America fall in love with space exploration, she knows exactly what to do: find some smokin’ hot astronaut eye-candy and make him NASA's poster boy. When she meets Navy fighter pilot turned astronaut Commander Deke Stockard, the shiver down her spine tells her she's found her man. Consumed with the safety of the upcoming shuttle launch, Deke has zero interest in being part of a lame media blitz--but orders can't be ignored. He also can’t ignore the way Jessica's sexy smile and single-minded determination throw his well-ordered life into a tailspin....and ignite an undeniable attraction. But when the next launch becomes a ticking time bomb that could spell the end for NASA, passion and courage won't be enough to reach the stars. Deke and Jessica will have to work together, and hope they both have space in their hearts...for love.
Who the hell did she think she was, plastering his picture on that screen and making pronouncements about sex appeal?
He started down the steps toward her. “We don’t go to NBA playoff games or movie premieres. We don’t seek celebrity status.” He let the disdain drop like bombs with every word and every step. “We are aviators and engineers and explorers. We develop experiments to advance medicine.” He paused as he reached the halfway mark, his gaze locked on his pretty target. “We send satellites into orbit to monitor terrorism.” He moved closer, purposely letting his voice intensify with each step. “We fix billion-dollar telescopes so scientists can see into the past and the future.”
At last, he stood on the same level, a few feet away from her, glad for the advantage of his height since she wore those stilts on her feet. “That’s what we do.” He leaned in closer so she’d inch away. She didn’t. “It doesn’t involve Jay Leno.”
A spark lit her eyes, but he was blind now to her fiery appeal, furious with himself for admiring her physical assets while she was busy announcing that he’d become some sort of NASA poster boy.
They stood face-to-face, the audience no doubt spellbound at the unexpected showdown. He waited for her to back down.
But, son of a bitch, she just crossed her arms and took a step toward him.