Teaser Tuesday: Face of Danger by Roxanne St. Claire

Today we have an exclusive excerpt from rock star author Roxanne St. Claire! Face of Danger is out today so it’s so much perfect all in one little post! Roxanne is an excellent writer who has books out in a number of romance sub-genres – I “discovered” her reading her Silhouette Desire stories. She’s also super nice and accessible – gotta love that in an author, yes? So without further ado… why you’re all here 😀

When investigator Vivi Angelino takes on the job as a body double for a movie star targeted by a possible serial killer, FBI agent Colton Lang will do anything to protect her.. Secluded in the star’s Nantucket mansion, digging deep to unravel a mystery that is much deeper and more threatening than anyone imagined, risk-taking Vivi and rule- loving Lang are polar opposites in every way. But we all know that opposites attract, ignite, and, sometimes, they combust.

Lang let his hands fall, and land on Vivi’s shoulders, plucking at the T-shirt. “Why are you wearing my shirt?”

“I borrowed it.”

“Take it off.”

Her knees actually buckled at the order. “You want it back?”

“I want it off.”

And, dear God, she wanted to take it off. Deep inside, an ache twisted. Lusty and low, superseding everything else.

She stared at him, taking a few steps backwards into the room but he didn’t let go of her shoulders. “I’ve been thinking about you.”

His eyes went smoky. “Good. Keep thinking about me.” He walked her backwards until she reached the bed. No smile on his face, no humor in his eyes. Dead serious, pure Lang. “Think about me while you take off that shirt that belongs to me.”

She sat when her knees hit the bed, fingering the bottom of the T-shirt, as she looked up him. “I have to say something first. I have one…rule.”

He lifted his brow. “You follow rules now?”

She had to feel…safe, or she couldn’t do this. That was her only stipulation. She had to know she had an escape if her brain betrayed her body and freaked out. “If I say stop, you stop.”

“Here’s my rule.” He pressed knees against the bed, holding hers between his as he eased her backwards. “You shouldn’t say go if you’re gonna say stop.”

Her gaze slipping to his sleep pants, the tent even bigger than it was before, the tip of his hard-on already straining the waistband. Her throat went bone dry. “If I did say stop, like if I had to…” she whispered. “I just want you to know it’s not because I’m teasing you. It’s just because…I changed my mind.”

He braced over her, all muscle and man, all hard and ready. Her whole body liquefied with want, falling back on the bed, already fighting the need to writhe against him and release the pressure that was building between her legs.

“If you change your mind, let me know. Until then, take my shirt off.”

With shaky fingers, she lifted the cotton hem, watching his eyes move down to devour the sight. She revealed her stomach, her ribs, her breasts. His jaw loosened, his pupils darkened, his breath slowed to a ragged pull.

“All the way,” he said.

She slipped it over her head, dragging the long, damp hair through, unintentionally making the extensions fan out next to her face. She held the undershirt up in one hand.

“Here’s your shirt, Lang.”

He took it and threw it across the room. “Now the jeans.”

“Oh, God.”

“What’s the matter?” he asked, his eyes narrowing at her tone.

What was the matter? What could she tell him? That she’d never…. No. He’d stop. He’d ask. He wouldn’t believe her unless she told him the whole story. He’d demand to know what she’d refuse to tell.

“What is it, Vivi?”

“Ummm…I forgot to wear underpants.”

That made one side of his mouth hitch up with sexy interest. “Yeah? Let me see.”

She reached for the jeans snap, popped it, and unzipped, never taking her eyes from his.

But he looked down, inhaling slowly as she pushed the jeans down, slowly lifting to get her hips to reveal…everything to him.


“Christ, you’re gorgeous.” He barely breathed the words, and they obliterated every argument threatening to make an appearance in her head.

He helped drag the jeans off her completely and tossed them like the shirt.

Then she lay completely naked before him, barely able to take the next breath. Could he see her heart clobbering her chest? Could he hear the blood rushing though her? Could he possibly know what this meant to her?

“So why’d you change your mind?” he asked, kneeling above her, burning every inch with his eyes, splaying his fingers hands like a maestro about to play. “A few hours ago, you said you were morally opposed to friends with benes…now, you’re pretty friendly.”

“The friend saved my life.”

His hands came down and closed over her fists, which, she only realized then, were clenching the comforter. “I don’t need you to reward me.”

“I’m not rewarding you.”

His eyes grew smoky as he took another slow trip over every inch of her. “Then what are you doing?”

“Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.” Years. “So please kiss me. Please.”

“I will.” He almost smiled, his eyes tapering. “I’m trying to decide where to start.”

She closed her eyes and tried to breath. “Anywhere you want.”

He lowered his head to her mouth, but skimmed away before they made contact, blowing soft air over her throat, collarbone, her cleavage. His tongue flicked over her breast, and she sucked in a breath, but he moved south, a kiss on her stomach, a brush of lips over her naval, the scrape of his cheek right on her pelvic bone.

She let go of the comforter, moved her hands to his shoulders.

“Yeah,” he said gruffly. “This is where I want to start.”

Yes. Oh, God, yes. This.

About the author:
Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times bestselling author of The Guardian Angelino series from Grand Central/Forever and The Bullet Catchers from Pocket Books. The author of nearly thirty titles, Rocki (as everyone calls her) is a five time RITA finalist (and one time winner!) and very active on twitter & facebook.

Isn’t that teaser a killer? I told Rocki she was mean for leaving it like that! But she’s not being mean to you, because one lucky person who comments today will win a brand new shiny copy of Face of Danger! So tell me – did that excerpt get you? Have you read the previous two books in the series? (Edge of Sight, and Shiver of Fear – and what great titles, right?!) So if you weren’t paying attention… let me spell it out for you 😉 CONTEST! COMMENT!

0 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Face of Danger by Roxanne St. Claire

  1. Kimberly F

    Lime!!! OMG!!! I’ve seen the first two books and thought WOW that looks interesting! I just haven’t actually purchased any books in such a long time for several different reasons.

    That teaser was HAWT!!!! I’m writing these on my To Be Bought list as soon as I’m finished commenting! MAN!!!! I had NO IDEA!

    A Hiddent Treasure (at least to me)…….I’ve been under a rock for the last couple of years. Resurfacing sure has been awesome when it comes to new authors and new books (new to me).

    Thank you so much for this! It was one that raises the pulse a bit….well….a lot!

    Thank you, Ms. Rocki! I found myself glued to the screen, reading! You paint a very…….lovely? (nahhhh scratch that) erotic! picture in that teaser.

    Thank you again!

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

  2. Lori

    I loved Edge of Sight, and Shiver of Fear is in my queue to read on my nook (if I can ever get past this awful book I promised to review).

    Am so looking forward to now having two St Claires to read.

  3. Kim in Hawaii

    Aloha, Limecello and Rocki!

    The ARC for FACE OF DANGER was available in the RT Goody Room. I had to mud wrestle with anothr rabid fan to secure the last copy … but it was worth every scratch!

  4. Mary G

    Hi Lime!!
    This is one of my fave series. Rocki is new to me. Got hooked with Edge of Sight & the prequel.I read Shiver & Face back to back (won FOD).
    So so amazingly fabulous, totally intertwined romance & suspense. Hot as hell!! I’m buying up Rocki’s backlist because I need another fix LOL.
    Warning. She’s a drug!!
    Hope all is well sweetie.

  5. Bobby

    Roxanne St. Claire books have been popping up on recommended lists for some time, but due to lack of funds and other reasons, I’m always very wary about trying new authors. After reading the excerpt, however, there is no doubt that I will have to add this book and author to my Must Read List!

  6. StacieDM

    Wow, I loved the teaser for Face of Danger. I haven’t read the first two books yet but I have them on my wish list. I love romantic suspense stories. I think the danger element ramps up the emotions between the couple. It usually puts them in unique situations too. I think this series sounds exciting. I would love to win Face of Danger.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  7. Roxanne St. Claire

    Thank you so much, Limey Love, for this awesome opportunity to share my work with your loyal fans! I am honored to be showcased on a Teaser Tuesday! And tease we did, huh?

    Also want to let your readers know that if they have questions about the series, about writing, about hot FBI agents, or any number of subjects (shoes, wine, raising teenagers, whatever) I can pop in a few times and answer. So fire away!

    Thanks again and good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!!


  8. pjpuppymom

    Love, love, love this series! Rocki is not only an “auto buy” author for me, she’s a “Hell, yes! Auto-Buy Author!” All three Guardian Angelino books get my highest recommendation.

    Lime, I already have FACE OF DANGER so don’t include me in the giveaway.


  9. Kris

    WOW, tremendous tease! What we wouldn’t give to have that happen to us. Whew! I’m newly single and these are fun fantasies! 🙂 LOVE your books, Rocki — please keep them coming, and as quickly as possible. See you on Facebook…

  10. Betty Lewis

    The teaser was great. I can’t wait to read Face of Danger. Seems like it took FOREVER!! Rocki is great..thanks for having her here!! 🙂

  11. Amy P.

    I have been WAITING for this book! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!!

    Happy Tuesday – it’s release day!!

  12. Margaret (Sydney)

    I have every one of Roxanne’s books and as always this little teaser left me squirmming in my seat….can’t wait to read the whole book.
    Great work as usual on Edge of Sight and Shiver of Fear can’t wait for the rest of the Guardian Angelino series…

  13. Lisa B

    lol my fav line here.

    “If you change your mind, let me know. Until then, take my shirt off.”

    Rocki can write like nobodies business. Apparently she is a tease as well!

    Lisa B

  14. Kristin

    Wow! That was ONE HOT TEASER! My blogging partner just reviewed this on our blog last week and gave it FIVE huge stars! I have’nt read it yet (ar any books by Roxanne!!) But I absolutely plan to!

  15. Kristin

    Wow! That was ONE HOT TEASER! My blogging partner just reviewed this on our blog last week and gave it FIVE huge stars! I have’nt read it yet (or any books by Roxanne!!) But I absolutely plan to!

  16. Manda Collins

    Arrgh. I was planning NOT to read the teaser because I am trying to wait patiently for May 1 to roll around. But I skimmed a bit of it. And NOW I am totally teased. *pouts*

    I won a book from Rocki last year on Twitter–HUNT HER DOWN, maybe?–and then proceeded to glom her entire back list in about two months time. What I love is that mix of humor and danger she does so well. I’m loving the Angelinos. And even wondering what (and who) comes next. Because I might be a writer now, too, but I’m always a reader first.

  17. ChrisS

    Congratulations on today’s release! I haven’t read this series as of yet. I am currently reading Roxanne’s Bullet Catchers series now and really enjoying it. Love the excerpt. This series sound great and I can’t wait to check this one out.

  18. Mary G

    My book club friends are pretty upset that Face of Danger doesn’t release on Kindle till May 1. They want to read it now!

  19. Stephanie M

    I have read the other two books in the series and cannot wait to see what happens with that excerpt and the rest of Vivi’s story.

  20. Christina Hay

    I have read both of these first two books in this series. I love love love them. I am so liking this series. I look forward to reading Vivi’s story!

  21. Mary Froelich

    Whew it’s very hot in here~

    Rocki another winner~

    I don’t know how you do it Rocki Keep these hot books coming…..*G*

  22. Raonaid Luckwell

    I have the first book in the series in my To be read list. I’ve been in sort of a slump reading of late. I’m eager to really jump into this series since I loved the Bulletcatchers.

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  24. Manda Collins

    Finished it last night! And all I’ve got to say is if you haven’t bought this one yet, you need to. It is AMAZING. Maybe Roxanne St. Claire’s best to date.

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