EXCLUSIVE:  Click here for an Exclusive Excerpt from "Make Her Pay  ," the follow-up to "Hunt Her Down  !"

 

Welcome to the 1st H2H Online/In-Store Romance Reader's Circle! It's kind of like an old-fashioned book club - you'll just be doing the wine and cheese "for one" if you're hanging solo at the keyboard like I am.

But you're not really alone, because tonight, the members of the West Melbourne, FL Barnes & Noble RRC invited us to join them this hour as Roxanne St. Claire visits their in-store book club to chat about Rocki's new book, "Hunt Her Down  ." And, yes, you can call her Rocki, too! Lee Duncan is your in-store RRC hostess!

Stick around, 'cause at 7:55 EDT, I'll be posting a link for a hot, Exclusive Excerpt to Rocki's new "Make Her Pay  ." The book drops today!

Now, tonight's a No-Holds-Barred book club, which means no topics are off-limits, and SPOILERS ARE WELCOME.

 

Feel free to toss in your own questions as we go along. And check out our welcome from Lee Duncan in my first comment below. Here are my questions to start our chat:

1. How did Maggie's being a single mom affect her decisions about whether to trust Dan the second time around?

2. Both Dan and Maggie are keeping big secrets from each other.  Are either of their secrets justified?  Can you see their reasons for keeping them, and do you agree/disagree w/them?

3. A character's introduced in "Hunt Her Down" who seems pretty evil, yet could be redeemed.  What do you think of Constantine Xenakis?

 

Photo above: Rocki and tonight's RRC in FL!

Comments
by Blogger Michelle_Buonfiglio on ‎09-29-2009 07:31 PM

Welcome, Karen!  How are you feeling about Bullet Catchers coming to an end?

by Elle_Jordan on ‎09-29-2009 07:32 PM

Jane:  Loved Quinn

 

Rocki says:  Thank you I had a blast writing him.  I have a 16 year old son and Quinn had a lot of his quirks and traits, i.e., loving Top Gun, and fast cars - which is now really scary since my son can drive one!

by annestone61 on ‎09-29-2009 07:33 PM

***Spoiler***

Hi Rocki,

Set my clock so I wouldn't miss you.

Since ArkCyndi brought it up, I'd like to ditto her'shed' scene comment. How did you come up with that idea??? :smileyhappy: HOT!

 

 

by Elle_Jordan on ‎09-29-2009 07:33 PM

From the Roundtable:  Why El Viejo kill himself?

 

Rocki says:  To be honest, I just couldn't cause any pain to Quinn, I couldn't stand a child being hurt so I went that route which was in keeping with the fact that he knew he was dying of cancer.  I felt the motivation was there for him to kill himself and trying to get Quinn to do it for him was torture enough for a child.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎09-29-2009 07:33 PM

Oh shoot I was at the wrong table again. Well I finally got home waited through the dial up and here I am in the great state of Missouri talking about Roxie's great book Hunt Her Down. It was fabulous and I loved the hero and heroine. I've read most of the Bullet Catchers series and I just love them all.

What I want to know is, I know you have kids Roxanne and at what age would you let them read your books. 30-40 ;-)

I can't wait to read Make Her Pay because I really liked Con and thought he was a good guy from the get go. Don't know why but I did.

by Blogger Michelle_Buonfiglio on ‎09-29-2009 07:34 PM

Thanks, Elle, for helping us out this way!

 

We're having tech diff with the WIFI at the B&N in FL!  Elle_Jordan is kindly scribing for us and Rocki, and I've got Laura S on the phone helping with communications.  Can't thank you enough. I'm still a little jealous, hearing all your laughter!

 

Oh!  I just heard the words; SHED SCENE !!!

by Elle_Jordan on ‎09-29-2009 07:35 PM

AnnStone:  How did you come up with the shed scene?

 

Rocki says:  Unprintable things!!!!!! woo hoo!!!!  I came up with the idea because I wanted to show that Dan had no control around her.  He just lost control around her.  He always had control with Lucy he showed control in spades but around Maggie he just lost it and losing it in the shed in the dark was beyond sexy.

by Author JaneSevier on ‎09-29-2009 07:36 PM

I've got three teenage girls and a 12-year-old boy at home here in Austin, Michelle, so believe me, Rocki got it right with Quinn.

by ArkCyndi on ‎09-29-2009 07:36 PM

I loved that Maggie's eyesight in the shed was JUST fine (thankyouverymuch) 

by KarenBKB on ‎09-29-2009 07:37 PM

Michelle -- I'm in mourning!  I haven't read the last one (just got it Saturday) but I almost hate to read it.  Like opening that last Christmas present.  You know you want to, but it's OVER after that  :smileysurprised:)

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎09-29-2009 07:38 PM

OMG the shed scene, I have to admit I re-read that several times. I mean I had to get the real gist of the scene right!!!

That was incredible. God I hate dial up!

by Blogger Michelle_Buonfiglio on ‎09-29-2009 07:38 PM

Oh, annstone61, is there anything better than that scene?

by Elle_Jordan on ‎09-29-2009 07:38 PM

dhaupt: Asks about when will my kids read my books?

 

Rocki says:  My son is 16 and welcome to read my books if he can stand to know his mother writes them.  Several hot seniors at his high school have read them and he is happy to inform them that is the inspiration for all of the Bullet Catchers.  My daughter has read my two sweet (no love scenes) HQ/NASCAR romances and she's read HIT REPLY which has no love scenes. 

 

So glad you liked Con I had a lot of fun with him.  Thank you for your questions.

by Blogger Michelle_Buonfiglio on ‎09-29-2009 07:40 PM

Couldn't have said it better, karen!

by amyskf on ‎09-29-2009 07:41 PM

Not only was the shed scene so incredibly genuis the ending was laugh out loud -- I'm with dhaupt, I'll be reading it and reading it, just to make sure I get every nuance, every emotion, every...well, you know.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎09-29-2009 07:41 PM

Oh and Roxanne I have to say that Maggie and Dan are my favorite kind of hero and heroine those with pasts that they have to get it right in the here and now.

 

by Elle_Jordan on ‎09-29-2009 07:42 PM

From the Roundtable:  How and why did Dan Gallagher change about having kids?

 

Rocki says:  Absolutely, when the book opens Dan is open with the fact that he doesn't want children.  When Dan sees his son for the first time he sees himself.  Not just in looks but he refers to a "too cool for his own good" attitude and there is that instant bond with their love of cars and speed.   So the idea of a child as an extension of himself hits him over the head and he realizes how much he missed.

by Blogger Michelle_Buonfiglio on ‎09-29-2009 07:43 PM

debbie, i agree with you: there are some scenes that are so complex, ,that they must be examined in minute detail over an over and over again until we're absolutely sure what the author was trying to communicate literarily.  The SHED SCENE is one of those.

by Elle_Jordan on ‎09-29-2009 07:44 PM

Lee's comment:  The thing she loved about the way Dan grew with his relationship with Quinn, was that first he wanted to take care of him financially and then he wanted to take care of him physically and then he wanted to take care of him emotionally.  I loved that about Dan.  The same relationship growth you see in hero and heroines.

by amyskf on ‎09-29-2009 07:45 PM

Dan seeing his son reminded me of someone falling in love at first sight

by annestone61 on ‎09-29-2009 07:45 PM

It's a relief to me to hear your comments about research. Sometimes I beat myself up for not putting words on the page because I am busy researching a place or a profession. I want my character(s) to be believable. It's nice to hear from 'one of the best' that attention to details is important. It certainly shows in your books.

by Blogger Michelle_Buonfiglio on ‎09-29-2009 07:45 PM

Someone in room's suggested Rocki's tombstone should read: She Wrote the Shed Scene. :smileyhappy:

by Author JaneSevier on ‎09-29-2009 07:46 PM

Do you find hot love scenes at all difficult to write?

by Elle_Jordan on ‎09-29-2009 07:46 PM

From the Roundtable:  How did you come up with the gold hidden in the tools?

 

Rocki says:  research, research research!  I found a story in the NY Times about arresting jewelers in NY for hiding laundered money that way in simple tools which would pass right through Customs.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎09-29-2009 07:47 PM

Yes I also loved how wonderful Dan was when he realized that Quinn was his son. He just didn't act like most manly men in novels act and that's also why I love female authors because they think the way we do and they know how women would want their men to react in certain situations.

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