Out with the old and in with the new…right? Not quite. At least not in Barefoot Bay. We still have one more book in the romantic suspense mini-series, Barefoot Bay Undercover, before we close up that chapter and start a new one. Barefoot With a Bad Boy (AKA “Gabe’s Book”) is essentially finished (wow, what a ride!) and now goes into the production process.  That means, a professional and thorough content edit, a few weeks of revisions, a round of copyedits, a few more revisions, multiple rounds of proofreading, then formatting and, finally, publishing.   Gabe will be in your hot little hands in mid-February.  Or should I say Gabe will be hot in your hands…well, you get the idea.

RoxanneStClaire_BarefootwithaBadBoy_HRHere’s the OFFICIAL blurb from the back cover:

A man who trusts no one is forced to believe the unbelievable…


For years, former spy Gabriel Rossi has been secretly searching for CIA linguist Isadora Winter,  a woman he loved and lost long ago.  But recently, he learned of her untimely death in an accident…and death of her son named Gabe.  Angry, hurt, and uncertain of his next move, Gabe is stunned when a woman he’s never met approaches him on the beach and claims to be Isadora.  She doesn’t look, act, or talk like his beloved Isa, but she knows things about their past that only a lover could know, and she assures him that his son is alive as well.  As much as he wants to believe her and knows that in the spy world, anything is possible, doubts and distrust plague him.  Still, he sees glimmers of the woman he once knew shine through and she begins to melt his hardened heart. 


A woman who is tortured by emotions must endure the pain of love…


Lila Wickham has been working deep undercover for so long that sometimes she’s forgotten who she really is.  Now that her assignment is over and the surgeries she endured left her utterly changed, she is determined to fix the broken life she left behind and assure that her little boy is safe.  With lingering threats from an unknown source and blinding headaches that torment her whenever she feels deep emotion, she seeks Gabe Rossi for help and protection. But instead of setting her up with a new undercover identity, he insists on luring her nemesis to Barefoot Bay so he can end the threat to Lila and her son once and for all. 


Can they survive the worst betrayal of all?


Even if they succeed in drawing out the killer who has Lila in his sights, a much more serious threat hovers over them…a  treacherous, deadly truth that could not only destory their love but end their lives as well.

I had so much fun writing this book!! It was what I love to call a “gimme” — a book that, at least sometimes, felt like it was writing itself. Gabe surprised, delighted, amused, and beguiled me. I hope he does the same to you! Of course, if you are on my mailing list, you’ll get an email the day this book is live at all retailers. (If you are dying to pre-order it, you can on iBooks right now, but not on the other sites.) If you are not on my mailing list, what are you waiting for? Just click here and add your email. I only send out brief, infrequent, informative, and totally fun newsletters, I promise!

Happy New Year, my friends! I hope the year ahead is full of love, laughter, family, friends, and fantastic books.  And stay tuned — I have some REALLY amazing and big plans for 2016!