Tuesday 5 November 2013

Guest Post: In Kelly’s Corner by Roxie Rivera(+Giveaway)

In Kelly’s Corner(Fighting Connolly's #1) by Roxie Rivera

Guest Post and Giveaway


After a stalker breaks into her home, internet entrepreneur Bee Langston decides Kelly Connolly is the only man who can help her—but seeking help from the former Marine isn’t easy, especially after she made a spectacular fool of herself trying to kiss the sinfully sexy bodyguard.

When Kelly spots Bee weaving her way through the Houston nightspot where he’s working security, all those feelings he’s desperately tried to deny for his best friend’s sister come flooding to the surface. He’ll do anything to keep her safe, even if means getting up close and personal with the one woman he simply can’t have.

Soon, Bee’s stalker isn’t his only problem. His gambling addict father is tangled in a mess of debts to two of Houston’s toughest loan sharks. With the family gym on the line, there’s only one way for Kelly to make everything right. He agrees to fight for the Albanian mob in an underground bare-knuckle fighting tournament.

But winning the tournament and saving his family’s legacy comes at a high price—one that just might cost Bee her life.

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Looking For Inspiration[Guest Post]

Sometimes I find inspiration in the oddest places. A few months ago, I was trying to figure out who exactly Kelly's love interest was. I knew she was his best friend's younger sister but I didn't have much else beyond that. Then I happened upon the documentary Startup Kids while browsing the instant video offerings on Amazon. Less than five minutes into it, I knew exactly who Bee Langston was.

I found the idea of an internet entrepreneur on the cusp of something big very intriguing. The possibilities for sabotage, blackmail and stalkers was endless. Lately, all the romance books I'd read featuring tech entrepreneurs tended to cast that lead character as male. I found that perplexing because all of the programmers I know are women—and all of them are super successful and highly innovative.

When it came to Kelly's character, I looked at only one place for inspiration. Three words. Tom. Freaking. Hardy. From the moment I dreamed up his character while writing YURI (Her Russian Protector #3,) I knew that Kelly Connolly had to be that deliciously sexy. Also—it was a fantastic excuse to watch one Tom Hardy movie after another while working on this book! J


Books 1 and 2 in "Her Russian Protector" by Roxie Rivera (ebook format)

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I like to write super sexy romances and naughty erotica that make your pulse pound. You can get updates on new releases by visiting my website (roxierivera.com), signing up for my newsletter (http://eepurl.com/sX-z1) or liking my author page on Facebook.

I also write erotic romances as Lolita Lopez including the red-hot GRABBED series for Ellora's Cave and the upcoming Dragon Heat series from Forever Yours/Grand Central.

Author links:
Website: http://www.roxieriverawriter.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6740126.Roxie_Rivera
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lowriter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roxie-Rivera/498250823565481


  1. OMG I just love this cover, I am shallow enough to admit I am reading this today just because of it :D

  2. I'm guilty of this more then I want to admit :)) Have fun!

  3. i love roxie rivera's novels..
    thx u for the opportunity :)

  4. Erg yeah I'm shallow too I want it just for the cover. LOL But it sounds great too. And love finding out little bits about how authors find inspiration for different parts of their stories. So neat!

  5. I am always curious about the inspiration thing as well :)
    Good luck