Sunday, April 17, 2011

Review: Shiver of Fear & Face of Danger by Roxanne St.Claire plus ***GIVEAWAY***

Shiver of Fear is the first book I read by Roxanne St.Claire and I had to ask myself ...Why did I ever wait? Why didn't I ever read her before? So many questions and not enough answers. I was blessed to be able to review not only one of her upcoming books but two of her upcoming releases and what excellent books they both were. Everyone is in for a fast-paced exciting adventure with Shiver of Fear and Face of Danger.

Shiver of Fear
By Roxanne St. Claire
ISBN: 9780446566599
Published on: 4/01/2011
Edition: FOREVER Special Release Edition Received Book from publisher for review.
"The legacy that haunts her . . . The mystery she must solve . . . A man who threatens to reveal her secrets . . . and break her heart. Burned by a failed marriage, former FBI agent Marc Rossi wants back in the investigation game with no emotional strings attached. Taking an assignment for his enterprising Angelino cousins, he heads to Northern Ireland to pry a key piece of evidence from a missing socialite-any way he can. But when the ice queen turns out to be warm, beautiful, and on a secret mission of her own, the job becomes a passionate reminder of what happens when duty and desire mix."

Marc is not only charming but very sexy. And he is a former FBI agent that wants to be back in the game. He left the FBI because of his first wife. Now Special Agent Colton Lang has an assignment for him. It is plain and clear his only job is to find Devyn Sterling and bring her back to the states questions asked. With no background on the case Marc ends up going in blind to try and convince Dev that Ireland is not the place for her. Is Marc the man for this job or will he get caught up like he did with his first wife?

Devyn Sterling is the daughter of one of the FBI's most wanted, but she is on her own assignment over in Ireland. On a trip to Ireland she determined to find the missing pieces to a puzzle she has been dying to figure out. Not only does she want these missing pieces to come together but she needs it so she can stop being so cold. When the puzzle finally all comes together will it be enough to make her whole and warm?

Fan Freaking Tastic!! Getting into the book was never a issue. From the first chapter I was interested and invested.  Half way through the book I realized this is book two in the series so yes its true I didn't read book one. But I will now. I want to start the story from the first book. I wasn't lost, but it came to the point that I just wanted more. 

What can I say about sexy FBI agent Marc. Hot, Sexy, and not even predictable.  The attraction between him and Devyn was suspenseful. I keep going going okay now...okay now. The anticipation was killing me. Very well drawn out but never boring. It is just enough to keep you on edge for what is about to come. And even than you aren't really ready. 

The plot was never dull. One thing after another. Or another problem to solve. Truly captivating. I found myself actually gasping out loud at many parts. *With the husband looking at me like I was choking.* You think it will go one way but totally makes a u turn and your caught watching it unfold from side of the road. Not only is this a romantic suspense adventure but it is also heart stopping. 

Face of Danger
By Roxanne St. Claire
ISBN: 9780446566575
Published on: 5/01/2011
Received Book from publisher for review.

"Private investigator Vivi Angelino loves living life on the edge, but stepping into the shoes of a movie starlet to bait a serial killer isn't just a thrill . . . it's a ticket to the big time for her fledgling security firm. That is, as long as a certain risk-averse FBI agent stays out of her way-and out of her fantasies.

Assistant Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang isn't above using his well-worn rulebook to stop Vivi's latest walk on the wild side. But when they learn her client is involved in something far more insidious than bad acting, Vivi and Colt must work together despite the electrifying attraction arcing between them. For each new clue is bringing them closer to a high-profile crime with a dark and deadly truth at its core . . . and a cold, calculating murderer with nothing left to lose."
Vivi Angelino is not only smart but loves to live life on the edge. Now it's time to take on a big Hollywood case for the first time. Being a body double to try to find a killer is what she has signed up for. By her solving this case will mean her security firm will get the much needed business it deserves. She is as ready as she will ever be, but Assistant Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang has an another idea for her and that includes stopping her from becoming bait for this serial killer. Is Vivi ready to make all her dreams come true or die trying?
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Colton Lang is not only good looking but damn good at his job. Always follows the rules, well, that was until he met Vivi. He must past this one last test before he can be promoted to the LA office. Colt is signed on to protect the Hollywood starlet. Now he has to work even closer with Vivi to catch a killer than he has before. Will working this close with her remind him of the past he never wants to relive or the future he might actually want?

Another excellent read by the great Roxanne St.Claire!! This series I have a feeling will quickly become of one of my favorites. It's fun, exciting, and for sure a page turner. I can't get enough of The Guardian Angelinos series. And to think this is only the third book!! I can see this series not having a end anytime soon. It is amazingly addicting!

What can I say about sexy FBI Agent Lang other than he is Hot, Sexy, and has a heart breaking past.  The attraction between him and Vivi was noticeable from, Shiver of Fear. I was so extremely excited I didn't have to wait forever to finally find out what the deal is with Agent Lang. St.Claire knows how much to keep you on your toes without making the story an over detailed mess.

Another addicting plot that I was wasn't able to get enough of. I was memorized and defiantly along for the ride is a understatement. The action and adventure never stop. I so loved how the romance played out. I mean sexy FBI guy falls for a girl who not only lives on the edge but is his complete opposite. Win! Emotions ran high do to both had shaky pasts but were they able to get through it? I can't tell as much as I really want to.

I actually invested myself into all the characters in the series. All were so likable in their own way. I am now dying to read about Gabe. Now I don't want to give anything away but Gabe will be fun to read about. I mean he just came home to take part in the security firm and he has also played a big roll in this book.*keeps fingers crossed his story will be next*

Roxanne St. Claire gives you everything you could want in a romance. Suspense, romance, emotion and I can't forget adventure. It is all rolled into one incredible story after another that will take you on a wild ride that you wont want to end. Now I that I finally have my answers of why I have never read her books...I can guarantee that will never happen again. Welcome Roxanne St.Claire to my auto buy list and I hope she becomes a part of yours as well.

I'm giving Shiver of Fear & Face of Danger 4 Stars


Thanks to the wonderful folks at Grand Central Publishing, I am able to giveaway 2 copies of both Shiver of Fear and Face of Danger to 3 lucky people who comment! Follow the instructions below to enter:
  • Giveaway is open ONLY to followers in the U.S. and Canada.
  • When you leave a comment be sure to include a email 
  • No P.O. Boxes please.
Please include email in comment if you want to enter giveaway. Giveaway will end on 4/22/11 at 12 pm. Winner will contacted via email and their name posted on the blog the same day. Please remember your copy will be sent out by Grand Central Publishing so please give the book ample time to get there.

Good Luck

**winners will be picked by**


  1. Both look EXCELLENT and I havent ever heard of this author...def needs to be in my TBR pile!

  2. I have the first book in the series and would love to win these.Please count me in

  3. Great reviews Lushy D! I love your enthusiasm when it comes to books! Don't enter me into the giveaway, I already have these. :D

  4. Nice giveaway!! I've read the first book that I loved!!
    Thank You for the giveaway ;)
    kuuipo228 (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I have the first book which I'm hoping to get to read next week. Thanks for the reviews on books two and three- they certainly sound good. Please count me in!


  6. WOW great books! Please count me in the giveaway!!

    drensbspot at gmail dot com!

  7. I love Roxi! She's such a wonderful writer. Please include me in your give away.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! These books sound like keepers. Please count me in.

    GFC follower = Juana Esparza


  9. Hi,
    I read the first book and would love to continue on with the series!!! I loved the Bullet Catcher series. Enter me please!!!

    Lori Van Buren

  10. I haven't had a chance to read Roxi yet. I would love to!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    qladyhawke at gmail dot com

  11. Would love to read this! I read the first Guardian book, Edge of Sight, and really liked it.


  12. Rocki rocks!! Her books are great. You've met the Guardian Angelino's, now it's time to go back and meet the Bulletcatchers!! Once you start, you'll devour all of them.

    marcatvta at gmail dot com

  13. I love romantic suspense, so I'm sure I'd like this series.

  14. I too love romantic suspense, and these sound wonderful!

    Please enter me.

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

  15. I would love to win these books!

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

  16. love her!! im so excited! GFC holly wright.
    hollybwright at comcast dot net

  17. Love this series - one of my faves. Roxanne is auto buy for me now. Don't enter me - I have these fab books. Great review!

  18. Love this post thanks lisapeters At yahoo dot com

  19. Awesome giveaway! I'd love to read these... I've not read any of her books but they sound great!
    Please do enter me!
    Linda T., USA

  20. Awesome reviews! Both books sound ridiculously good! I've not heard of this author before but I'd love to have the chance to win these book.

    Thanks for the great giveaway and good luck to everyone!


  21. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!! They sound fantastic. I will have to put them in my to read list.

    Mary_Reiss @

  22. Roxanne StClair is on my wish list. This would be awesome to win. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC follower
    US resident

  23. Great Giveaway! Enjoyed being in the Easter Blog Hop as well! Roxanne St. Clair is on my "to be bought" list.


    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

  24. I've read both Guardian Angelinos and they were all really good! Can't wait for the next one!

  25. I have read the first book and I look forward to reading the next books. Roxanne is a wonderful story teller.

  26. Would love to read these! Thanks for the giveaway, please count me in!


  27. These books sound great. Count me in please.

  28. These books look really good. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  29. These look like books that I would really enjoy. I am a GFC follower as countrysunset40. Thank you for the chance at this giveaway.

    countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com