Thursday, January 5, 2017

Virtual Tour - Overboard (Costa Mesa, #3) by Roxanne D. Howard

Costa Mesa Series, #3
by Roxanne D. Howard
Date of Publication:  December 27th 2016
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC.
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Action/Adventure, Suspense
Cover Art by Bianca Duarte
Design by April Martinez


From The Book Junkie Reads . . . To The Edge (At the Brink, #2) . . .

The romantic getaway is now over. It was time to head back to get ready for the evening New Year’s report. Piper can't complain about the off-the-chart passion and the mind-boggling attention attributed to her and her body. Jack has made up for all the harshness of their parting months ago and the terrifying events of making it to Catalina. What could possibly go wrong now they were heading back to the city? Piper and Jack have sexy times and enjoy the voyage back. Only to encounter someone from Jack's past. This time there will be need for more than one rescue to take place. I enjoyed the adventures of Piper and Jack. There was so much that keep things certainly moving forward for the two. 

This was most certainly a New Year’s Eve read that was filled with danger, escapes, rescues, and passion. Overboard was the topper to this serial that make for a read to come back to when you want it quick and satisfying.

I loved this serial series.

At the end of their romantic holiday getaway, Piper is one loved-up woman, and she can’t get enough of the sizzling passion she’s found with Jack after all they’ve been through. The two lovers board Jack’s yacht and leave the idyllic hamlet of Catalina Island, California to head home for New Year’s Eve, and it seems nothing could be more perfect… until the day turns on a dime, and the waters rise. When Jack receives a radio distress call from an old friend out on the open ocean, their initial efforts to free a trapped, massive blue whale soon becomes a dangerous struggle for life or death when Jack risks everything to save it.

It’s a New Year’s Eve fraught with harrowing danger, narrow escapes, daring rescue missions, and heart-pounding passion. During their countless obstacles, Piper secretly discovers something shocking slipped into Jack’s coat pocket one time after they make love, and it threatens to change everything and rock the foundation of all they’ve built together. With the weight of the knowledge pressing down upon her, can their love survive? This New Year’s Eve, get ready for some fireworks, because it’s all going Overboard.
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Casting the Costa Mesa Series
Hi there, I’m Roxanne D. Howard, and I write contemporary erotic romance with Loose Id. My final book in the Costa Mesa Series, Overboard, recently came out with Loose Id on December 27th. I thought it would be fun to reveal my dream cast, if the series should ever become a film or TV miniseries.

All three books in the series are Holiday themed, and revolve around the explosive whirlwind romance, ensuing high seas adventures, and piping hot love between two unlikely lovers. I’d like to introduce you to the characters in the book, and discuss my dream cast.

Ladies first.

Meet Piper Goldhirsch, a sassy, take-no-prisoners Jewish tabloid reporter who spotlights an Undercover Boss-esque expose show in LA. She’s riding high in her career, though she wanted a more serious career from the get-go. As the series opens, she’s on her way to a ritzy Halloween Ball, where she’ll encounter Jack Spencer, dressed as a sexy pirate captain, and the sparks will fly.

So, after watching Frozen for the billionth time with my enraptured daughters, we were watching a behind-the-scenes making-of piece, and I noticed how pretty Idina Menzel is. In addition to being gorgeous, she’s downright charming, with a sassy panache that I absolutely adore. I wrote the character of Piper with her in mind, and I would be beyond the moon to have her play Piper in any type of screen adaption to the books. Piper was one of my most favorite characters to write so far. She’s sassy, sexy and adorable, and I absolutely love her.

After watching Life As We Know It back in 2010, Josh Duhamel stuck out in my mind as a very versatile actor. He has a fun, roguish Han Solo quality to him, along with the Cute Hair and tiger-sexy smile. I pictured him when writing Captain Jack Spencer, who is witty, sharp, sexy-as-hell, and knows a lot about marine biology.

In Costa Mesa 1: Batten Down the Hatches, when Piper and Jack meet up during Halloween, they don’t know anything but what primal instinct tells them from the second they clamp eyes on each other. After a hot, passionate affair in the billiard room and a hasty goodbye, Piper is called in the next day to work to expose Jack’s whale watching company, and when she realizes the man she slept with was him, the tides rise.

The Costa Mesa Series is full of steamy, frolicking passionate joy rides as Piper and Jack navigate their relationship through harsh waters, intense adventures, and sizzling sensuality guaranteed to get you hot beneath the collar.

So there you have it. If I had my way, Idina Menzel and Josh Duhamel would be cast as the main leads in a heartbeat, and I think they’d have explosive chemistry. You just never know. Thank you for having me on your blog today! Check out the Costa Mesa Series; it’s interesting and sexy, and you won’t be disappointed. What actors/actresses would you love to see portray your favorite characters? Let me know in the comments!

Character Art Credit: Bianca Duarte

Piper released the docking line from its cleat on the back of the cruiser yacht. “Last line’s cast off, Jack,” she called over her shoulder. He hollered back in response, and she took one last look at the pretty shoreline of Catalina Island. In stressful times, there were certain places one could visit in one’s imagination, special memories that brought peace or a wistful smile to one’s face when the sights, smells, and tastes were recalled. Catalina would forever be such a place for her, wherever her road in life with Jack took her.
She turned around and walked through the semishade of the deck lounge to the helm where Jack stood and checked their bearings. A pleasant warmth spread inside her at the sight of his impressive muscular frame beneath the outline of his loose white shirt. She rubbed a little hand sanitizer into her palms as he reversed out of the dock. He glanced at her, and she kissed his cheek. “Greatest holiday ever. Thank you for kidnapping me. Now, back to reality.”
Jack’s thick brown hair lifted with the light breeze as he turned the boat. “Bah. Reality’s overrated. I did a sweep of the entire yacht, every nook and cranny. I’m pleased to report no runaway convicts or stowaways aboard.”
“Thank God. Though I have to admit, Diego did give the trip a lot more excitement than it would have had without him.”
“Oh, come on. Is sex with me really that bad?”
She shook her head and grinned. “Yes. Anyway, we’ll have to send him a cupcake in prison when we get back.”
“As long as it doesn’t have a nail file in it.” He winked. “I love it when you wear your curls loose, by the way. It looks nice.”
She rewarded him with a radiant smile. He’d made it his mission to please her in every possible way since they’d come to Catalina, and it left her feeling pampered and relaxed. “Thank you. I like the open-throated pirate look on you.”
“I wonder why.”
“No idea.” She slid her palm over the warm flesh of his broad chest.
He kept his gaze on the ocean but rubbed the tops of her fingers with his free hand.
“The waves are calm today. I didn’t expect that. Ready for your New Year’s broadcast tonight?”
“As ready as I’ll ever be, I guess. I’ve watched the ball drop on TV, but I’ve never taken part in a countdown before. We’ll broadcast intermittently, but it’s still pretty exciting. You’ll come to the company get-together before my segment, right?”
“Of course. Wouldn’t miss it. You’ll do great, Piper.”
She made a face. “We’ll see. I’ll do better with you there, even if it’s off to the side. After how blissful it’s been the last couple days, I don’t want to separate and go back to the real world just yet.”
He met her eyes. “Who says we have to?”
She kissed him and cupped his jaw with her palm. It was remarkable how a love you didn’t know was absent from your life could enter and take it over so completely and in the best of ways. She drew back. “You gonna let me steer again? I promise not to crash.”
The corner of his mouth tilted up, and he reached over to a peg near the helm and took down his white captain’s hat. He fitted it onto her head and gave her a little salute.
“Ship’s all yours, Cap’n.”
He stepped aside, and she took the wheel.
“Very good, Mr. Spencer. How does the hat look?”
“It looks yare.”
She laughed. “Now there’s a word I haven’t heard in a long time. Isn’t it from that old Katherine Hepburn movie? I didn’t think people still said it.”
His finger stroked down the length of her arm as she steered, and a sweet tingle spread through her body at the featherlight touch.
“My dad was old-school, and he liked to turn a good phrase or two. I’m serious. I like the cap on you. I’d love to see what you look like in it and nothing else.”
Her pussy tightened at the raw need in his gaze, and she grew wet. “Be careful what you wish for, Captain Spencer. You just might get it. Take over the wheel for a second. I need some water. Are you thirsty? Can I get you a glass?”
He took the wheel from her, and his eyes gleamed with lust. “Yeah.”
She skimmed her fingers along his and rounded the corner to the kitchenette area. She poured a glass of water from a gallon container and toyed with a wicked idea. Over the past few days, she’d learned she could be as playful as she wanted with Jack, and he responded precisely how she needed him to. She looked down and tugged at her nipples, the mental image he’d painted just a moment ago fresh in her mind.
She bit her lip and set the water down as her pussy throbbed. She ran her hand between her legs to soothe the ache. She shed her shirt and the rest of her clothes and left them in a pile on the wooden floor. Her body had grown attuned to his, and she needed his touch.
They’d made love once this morning when they awoke, but they were alone out here on the open sea. Her time in Catalina with Jack had taught her that if she asserted herself and showed him what she wanted, he gave it back to her tenfold. And right now, she was ready for it.
She fixed the brim of Jack’s captain’s hat over her brow, picked up the glass of water, and sashayed toward the helm. She cleared her throat. “Would you like your water now?”
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Batten Down the Hatches
Costa Mesa Series, #1
by Roxanne D Howard
Release Date: October 25th 2016
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Halloween

From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Batten Down the Hatches (Costa Mesa Series, #1) . . .
Quick, quickie that will give you something to remember about your next Halloween Masked Party. Piper was captivated by the mysterious Captain Jack. This Halloween party will be one she never forgets.  A chance meeting up again with Jacks gives her all that she needs to know that it was not just a fluke. Jack’s dream walks back in to his life. Will he get to keep her this time?

I have only one complaint. It was too short. I wanted more of Piper and Jack. Roxanne has delivered a quick romance that will have you wanting more. I want more of the Costa Mesa Series. I want to know where things go from this point. What other adventures are in story for Costa Mesa and Ahoy, Matey, and even a few of the other characters?

Toe the Line
Costa Mesa Series, #2
by Roxanne D. Howard
Date of Publication:  December 13th 2016
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC.
Cover Artist: Cover Art by Natalie Duarte
Design by April Martinez
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance, Action/Adventure, Suspense
From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Toe the Line (Costa Mesa Series, #2) . . .
Action, adventure, drama, and little steamy foreplay and sexy play. Piper and Jack have a reunion that makes them both melt and sweat just a bit. Things have now changed in both their lives. Piper has a new perspective on life after being in the midst of a war zone. Jack just want Piper and was not sure how she would react to him. I found this one to be a wonderful addition to the serial.

Author Info
Roxanne D. Howard is an author with Loose Id. She has two titles published and one series coming out over the holidays. She is a U.S. Army veteran, and has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. She is also an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and loves everything related to marine biology. She resides in the mid-western United States, and is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, several pets, and loves to spend time with her husband and children when she's not writing. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and she can be contacted at
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