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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Roxie Rivera's Her Russian Protector: IVAN & DIMITRI Blog Tour (Interview/Giveaway)

Welcome to Book Lovin’ Mamas! We are so excited to have you here today!

1. Can you tell us three things about yourself that we might not already know?

Um…let's see. I inherited a collection of antique books from my grandparents and have continued to build the collection with my bibliophile husband. Even though I'm a dirty-book writer by night, I'm a straight-up Suzy Homemaker—I garden, can produce, bake bread and sew—during the day. I embarrassed the hell out of myself in front of THE Stephen Hawking as a freshman in college. Definitely not of one my finest moments!

2. What is your favorite type of character to write? Least favorite?

Oh, I love writing big, sexy alpha males and smart, feisty heroines. I don't really enjoy writing villains. There's something icky about getting into that headspace but it's part of the process, you know?

3. When you are deep into writing what is your biggest pet peeve?

A ringing doorbell! In this house, it usually means a grumpy preschooler yanked out of her nap and a horse-sized Great Dane flying downstairs and throwing himself at the door. It's quite a ruckus!

4. Does music ever play a part in your writing process?

Yes! Music plays a huge part in my writing process. I share my office space with a Cheerio-throwing 3-year-old and Bosley, our beast of a dog who likes to sit under my desk and lick his feet. Music and headphones are a must! J

I usually put together a playlist for each book. I choose music for the action and love scenes and especially for the Black Moment. I listened to a lot of M83, Local Natives and even the Red Army Choir writing the Her Russian Protector series.

5. Now for the most important question…What can we expect for the future of this series?

Yuri and Nikolai's books are up next, releasing on May 14, 2013 and June 11, 2013. The mystery of the event that tied Nikolai and Vivian together is hinted at in Dimitri's book. More details are revealed in Yuri's story where we learn even more about the men and the childhood secrets that bind them together.

You can also expect some free reads featuring Ivan and Erin, the original couple in the series, that fit in with the subsequent books. At some point (early next year?) I plan to write a book about Eric Santos, the Houston PD Detective who works the gang unit and makes appearances in every installment of the series, and possibly a novella for Kostya, Nikolai's "cleaner."

Thank you so much for being here today and we hope you will come back again very soon!

Thanks for having me! Can't wait to stop by again!


Her Russian Protector, #1

Desperate to find her sister, Erin goes to the only man in Houston who can help her:  Ivan Markovic. The intimidating, tattooed Russian operates one of the most elite mixed-martial arts training centers in the world but it’s his shadowy past and reputed connections with Houston’s underworld that interest her most.

To find her sister, she’ll need the help of her big, scary Russian protector—but asking for help from a man like Ivan carries a steep price, one that might just include her heart.
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Read Anna's 5 Moon review HERE

Her Russian Protector, #2

Refusing to lose her brother to the violent Hermanos street gang, Benny turns to Dimitri, the dead sexy Russian who lives in the apartment above her family’s bakery. He’s the only man tough enough to get through to Johnny and save him from a life in prison—or worse.There’s nothing Dimitri won’t do for Benny, even if it means dealing with her troublemaking brother. He quickly realizes that it’s not just Johnny and his thug friends that pose a threat to Benny. A shady real estate developer needs to buy her bakery to secure a multi-million dollar deal and he’ll stop at nothing to make her sell.
Threatened from all sides, Benny finds safety in Dimitri’s strong arms — and in his bed. Her big, sexy Russian has no intention of ever letting her go—and he’ll brave the fires of hell before he lets anyone harm her.

Reader’s Note: Dimitri is an incredibly passionate man with a dominant streak—and Benny is only too happy to indulge his need for a little…restraint.

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When I’m not chasing after my wild preschooler, I like to write super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica. I live in Texas with a husband who could easily snag a job as an extra on History Channel’s new Viking series, a sweet but rowdy three-year-old with Tetralogy of Fallot, and Bosley, our Great Dane with major mommy issues.
I also have another dirty-book writing alter ego, Lolita Lopez, who writes deliciously steamy tales for Ellora’s Cave, Forever Yours/Grand Central, Mischief/Harper Collins UK, Siren Publishing and Cleis Press.
Connect with Roxie:  Website | Facebook | Goodreads


4/29 - Nina's Literary Escape

4/30 - Riverina Romantics

5/01 - Flirting with Romance

5/02 - Book Monster Reviews

5/02 - Literal Addiction

5/04 - Froggarita's Bookcase

5/05 - Mad Hatter Reads

5/06 - United by Books

5/08 - Book Lovin' Mamas

5/09 - My Reading Obsession

5/10 - Books, Books and More Books

5/11 -  Offbeat Vagabond

5/12 - Romance Junkies

Roxie is giving away the following prizes on her tour:

Grand Prize:  $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
Runners-up:  FOUR (4) runners-up will receive BOTH eBooks of IVAN and DIMITRI

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Jennifer said...

Loved Ivan and Dimitri, can't wait for my birthday present of Yuri to come out.

Unknown said...

I love learning about authors I havent heard of before, thanks for the spotlight, a new author added to my TBR :)

Charity Costa
charitysbookaddiction AT hotmail DOT com

Thanks for hosting me on this tour!

Jennifer--happy early birthday! :)

Victoria said...

Oh my all these Russian guys - how have I missed them?

Minna said...

Can't wait to read this book!

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