Fiona Jayde Guest Blogs...

I am so excited to be hosting Fiona Jayde today in celebration of her new book, available through Samhain Publishing, 'Pas De Deux'. Here is the blurb to learn a bit more about the book:

One wrong move, and she could be dancing on her grave…

Two years after an injury put her dancing career on hold, Lynnrina Kovaleva is determined to reclaim her place on the stage. On the eve of her comeback production, she takes the edge off her nerves with a one-night stand in the strong arms of celebrity bodyguard Mateo Rivera.

Ex-cop Mateo is celebrating one hell of an anniversary: eight months since he was declared unfit for duty. When a delicate beauty boldly propositions him in a bar, he chooses to lose himself in her body rather than lose his mind to alcohol. This choice comes back to haunt him when he’s hired to protect a prima ballerina who’s been receiving threats.

Despite her shock at seeing him again, Lynn must not allow their intense attraction—or any creepy fan letters—to undermine her performance. Mateo can’t reconcile this coldly focused dancer with the passionate woman who seduced him. Yet he sees fire under the ice, pain hidden by the smooth mask of perfection.

The vivid memory of their entwined bodies wars with the job at hand, but he must keep Lynn safe—regardless of the cost. The most difficult challenge, however, will be keeping his hands to himself.

Warning: Contains jetés, pliés, a chilling touch of danger, and the boiling heat of an unwanted attraction that combusts into passionate sex.

And here is Fiona Jayde...

Confession time: As much as I love to read and write about heroines who kick ass, I adore a romance where the heroine is in danger and falls for the sexy guy who must protect her. Don't get me wrong - the heroine still must be strong minded and be able to hold her own, but there is something deliciously appealing about a romance where the heroine is on the run from danger where one wrong move can be the last one. And of course, in the midst of all the trouble, she falls for the man who is keeping her alive.

Some of my favorite guilty rereads revolve around such premise:

1. Linda Howard's Ice - this recent release immediately caught my attention. I love Linda Howard as it is, but the premise - hero rescuing a heroine in a snowstorm had me at first page:) To top it off, the heroine was a firecracker and was rescuing herself when said hero showed up! It was a short book, but immediately one of my favorites.

2. Skin Deep by Nora Roberts - classic tale of a movie star and her bodyguard. Throw in a stalker and hilarious family for a terrific read. Plus it's written by Nora who is one of my favorite authors!!

3. Once A Princess by Johanna Lindsey features a bold fearless heroine (who happens to be a Royal Princess but doesn't give a crap about that!) and a sexy intense Prince grimly determined to marry her and keep her safe from those committed to ending her bloodline. Of course Prince and Princess fall in love at the end of the book, but what a thrill ride! (Can I just say I adore Johanna Lindsey romance novels?)

4. Lover Mine - JR Ward. I admit, I actually haven't read that one, much less re-read it :) But I think I know how its going to go - John Mathew will rescue Xhex from the evil Lash. And since Xhex is one hell of an ass kicker, she won't take either the kidnapping nor the rescue kindly:) Can't wait for May to read the next installment from JR Ward! (Yes that was a fan girl sqee that you all just heard lol)

5. Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight features a hunky time-traveling hero determined to save the heroine from a murderer determined to end her life. Baran is gorgeous, intense and determined to keep the Jane Colby alive at all cost. It was one of the first things I read by Angela Knight and have been a fan ever since!

To The Readers: Do you have favorite Heroine in Danger novels?

Leave a comment for Jayde here and on the other tours to win a 15$ Amazon GC!!! The more you comment here and on other stops along the tour, the higher your chances of winner. GO!

Thanks Fiona!

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  1. ****Waves, HHHIIIYYYAAAA Fiona!!****
    Good morning ladies!
    Wow... some intriguing book choices you have there.
    My favorite heroine in danger - come save my butt book would have to be... well... Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. That woman cracks me up.. And I would always be in danger if I had Joe or Ranger coming to my rescue!
    Hope you ladies have a great day!

  2. Hi Fiona! I'm guilty for loving the Shopaholic novels. Becky's always getting herself into trouble for something and Luke's always there to help clean up the mess!

  3. Awesome post and I also can't wait to read Lover Mine and see how Xhex responds to John rescuing her.

    lilazncutie1215 @

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  5. Great post....and I do love a heroine who is strong but in need of rescue! I love the JR Ward books and am really looking forward to Lover Mine. I also love the Kate Daniels books by Ilona Andrews and I feel that Kate and Curran have this strong heroine/strong hero rescue relationship going on! Congrats on the release

  6. Hi Fiona, happy release week!

    Some of my favorite heroine in danger stories are from the Steel Street boys in Tara Janzen's Crazy series, and Shannon McKenna series about the McCloud brothers. These heroines might need protecting from the big bad, but they strong and confident women that are totally capable of working WITH their hero to help save themselves.


  7. I like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series because a place where I grew up is sometimes mentioned in the Plum Series.


  8. Hiya Cecile!! I haven't read Janet Evanovich actually - sounds like I'm missing out! Thanks for posting lady!

    @Amber - Shopaholic novels? Sounds interesting! Who is it by?

    @Jeaneete8042 - lol you and me both!!
    And thanks!

    @maria - I'll have check out Ilona Andrews - sounds like a great read!

    @Cathy - love those types of heroines! Sounds like a terrific read - thanks for sharing!

    @Kitty - that is so cool to know exactly what the setting is having been there!

  9. Fiona, congrats on the release of Pas De Deux!

    Willing Hostage by Marlys Millhiser. I read this ages ago but it has stayed with me.

    Leah Harper is awakened in her motel room by a stranger and ends up being dragged by the man, along with her cat through the wilderness of the Colorado Rockies.

    I love when the bad guy transforms into the hero.

  10. I like the idea combining dancers, suspense, mystery, and a dash of spice in one book.

    I look forward in reading Pas de Deux.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com


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