Wednesday, June 19, 2013

[Book Tour] Yuri & Nikolai by Roxie Rivera #interview #giveaway


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.

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.

Her Russian Protector, Book 3

While clawing her way out of Houston’s worst neighborhood, Lena vowed to never let any man have power over her. After a lifetime of broken promises from her criminal father and a mother who abandoned her, Lena believes that love makes you vulnerable. She’s never been tempted to test that belief…until Yuri.
Sexy as sin and with a dark reputation, Russian billionaire Yuri Novakovsky survived a miserable childhood of poverty and neglect to ascend the pinnacle of success. He enjoys the perks of his massive wealth without much thought to the consequences…until Lena.
When Lena’s father and cousin blunder into an international art theft operation, Yuri seizes his chance to be her protector. But when past misdeeds catch up with him and threaten Lena’s safety, Yuri puts her love and trust in him to the test.

He’ll prove he’s the man she needs—a man she can trust and depend upon—one sensual, wicked kiss at a time.

***YURI is a full-length novel, clocking in at 90,000 words and 300+ pages.***

Available at:  AmazonB&N | KoboAll Romance eBooks | Smashwords.

Her Russian Protector, Book 4
Release Date:  June 24, 2012

After a brush with death as a juvenile delinquent, Vivian swore she'd never stray across that line again—but there's just one problem with her plan to stay on the right side of the law. She's completely, irrevocably and unabashedly in love with Nikolai, the Russian mob boss who saved her life.

From the moment Vivian appeared in his life on that tragic April night, Nikolai felt himself inextricably bonded to her. She's the bright light in his dark world and the only thing that keeps him from sliding deeper into a life of crime and violence—a mobbed-up life he can't escape no matter how hard he tries.

After Vivian is ripped from his arms in a brazen blitz attack, Nikolai will stop at nothing to get her back—but rescuing her and keeping her safe in his arms isn't enough. Suddenly, Nikolai's only chance to keep her safe is to do the one thing he vowed never to do—he'll drag her deeper into his shadowy world and bind her to him forever.

Because their tangled pasts are about to collide and the shockwave threatens to bring Houston's criminal underbelly to its knees…

Reader Advisory:  This story contains scenes of violence against women and frank descriptions of trafficking.

Coming June 24:  Amazon | B&N | Kobo | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords.
*This is not available for pre-order*

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

What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?
I think storytelling is just one of those things that's in my blood. Growing up in a very big Mexican-American family, I was constantly bombarded by loud, crazy and often hilarious stories. Storytelling is part of that culture and I think I just naturally gravitated toward writing as a career. Once I discovered those battered copies of The Flame and the Flower and A Rose in Winter, I was hooked on romances and knew that someday I wanted to write one.
Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
I like to plan my characters before I start because it gives me a better feel for their motivations and dialogue. Every now and then, I'll have a nifty idea while writing and a new character development gets folded into the narrative.
Who is your perfect hero? And why?
I like an alpha male with a tender side. There's something so sexy about a commanding, capable man who isn't afraid to show his softer side.
Which authors have caught your interest lately? Why?
I discovered Dez Burke about a week ago through an Amazon Also Bought recommendation—and now I'm tearing through her backlist! She writes these hot, decadent interracial romances that are just delicious. She really understands sexual tension. Seriously—read Captured by the Bodyguard ( You'll be a new fan.
What type of book have you always wanted to write?
I've always wanted to take a crack at a cozy mystery. I love, love, love knitting mysteries like the ones Maggie Sefton writes.

Flirting Questions
Hey, baby! What’s your sign?
When was your last kiss?
About half an hour ago when the husband was taking kiddo out back to swim.
What’s an absolute no-no in a relationship?
I have a zero-tolerance policy for cheating.
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
I really love cooking with my husband. The first time he made me breakfast while we were dating, I was snagged—hook, line and sinker. J
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Oh, absolutely!.

Flirting Quickies:

Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs

Facial hair or clean shaven?  Facial hair

Alpha or Beta?  Alpha

Sleep in or get up early? Sleep in!

Beach or mountains?  Mountains
Winter or summer?  Summer
Spotlight or In the Shadows?  In the Shadows
Backpacking or luxury hotel?  Luxury hotel
Morning or night person? Night person
Christmas or Halloween?  Halloween

Roxie is giving away the following prizes on her tour:

Signed set of all four HER RUSSIAN PROTECTOR print books in a tote with swag

TWO (2) runners-up will receive a signed copy of IVAN and swag.


  1. Looking forward to the 4th installment! Thanks for the interview! :D

  2. I am looking forward to adding these hot and sexy books to my Kindle Fire hope they won't short it out? And then you get my review on Amazon and my goodreads page. Good luck and keep writing. Susan A Chesnoff:

  3. I'm curious why Russian alphas instead of Irish or Greek (for example)? Keep up the good work...books look amazing!