Santa Paws is Coming to Town (A Short Tail)

The Dogfather

Book 4
South Street Publishing
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Santa Paws is Coming to Town (A Short Tail)

What could be more joyous than a Kilcannon Christmas? But for Daniel Kilcannon, the man they call “The Dogfather,” this holiday season is anything but happy. It’s been three years since he’s lost his wife and though his family is growing – thanks to his matchmaking efforts – he still dreads the day his dearly departed wife used to love so much. Determined to make Christmas Eve festive and fun, he puts his sadness aside for the family and pretends everything is normal…until it’s not.

When a recently rescued puppy goes missing on Waterford Farm, all celebrations come to a halt. The entire family, from Gramma Finnie down to the youngest Kilcannon and their cousins, is enlisted on the search. Before they can continue the old Irish tradition of putting a candle in the window to welcome strangers, they must find little Jack Frost…and nothing short of a Christmas miracle can make that happen.

The Dogfather Series
Daniel Kilcannon is known as "TheDogfather" for a reason. It's not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they'll tell you that their father's nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wantsis for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie. This old dog has a few new tricks...and he'll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters!

Available now:
Sit…Stay…Beg (book 1)
New Leash on Life (book 2)
Leader of the Pack (book3)
Santa Paws is Coming to Town (A Short Tail) (book 4)
Bad to the Bone (book 5)
And more to come!
    
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About the author

Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today author of nearly 50 novels of romance and suspense. She ha screated many popular series, including Barefoot Bay, the Guardian Angelinos,and the Bullet Catchers. She is nine-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award given by the Romance Writers of America for the best inromance fiction.  She's also won the National Readers' Choice Award for the best romantic suspense four times. A resident of a small beach town in Florida, Roxanne enjoys dogs, wine, chocolate, and books...usually all at the same time.    

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Publisher
South Street Publishing
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Published on
Nov 17, 2017
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Pages
75
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ISBN
9780999362105
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Book 1

The Dogfather – A New Contemporary Romance Series from Roxanne St. Claire

The Dogfather isn’t just one man…it’s a brand new contemporary romance series from New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire celebrating what she loves most: hot guys, great dogs, big families…and true love. And a portion of the proceeds from every book in the series will be donated to the Alaqua Animal Refuge in the author’s home state of Florida!

Daniel Kilcannon is known as  “The Dogfather” for a reason.   It’s not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they’ll tell you that their father’s nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie.  This old dog has a few new tricks…and he’ll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters!

SIT…STAY…BEG – Book One

Garrett Kilcannon, a former dot com super-success who now devotes his life to rescuing dogs and finding them homes, prefers to keep his secrets buried as deep as a dog hides his bone.   So when he  learns his father has invited a journalist to Waterford Farm to write and produce an in-depth profile on him, he doesn’t care that she’s a childhood friend or drop dead gorgeous.  He has zero tolerance for the media…until he sees a different side when she gets through the walls of a rescue dog who’s refused to eat during her short stay at Waterford.  Unwillingly charmed and undeniably attracted, Garrett agrees to the interview that could  break down a few of his emotional walls, too.

Garrett might not want to share the story of his colorful former life, but Jessie Curtis has the skills to peel back the layers of this  sexy, complicated, caring man.  In the process, she not only discovers his secrets, she finds herself falling for a man who touches her heart in a way she never thought possible.  Her entire career is riding on this one explosive interview, but can she bear to repay Garrett’s trust by selling his story? Or can a woman who gave up on happiness a long time ago learn to believe that all it takes to rescue a lost heart is the love of a good man?

Watch for the whole series coming in 2017 and 2018!

SIT…STAY…BEG (Book 1)
NEW LEASH ON LIFE (Book 2)
LEADER OF THE PACK (Book 3)
BAD TO THE BONE (Book 4)
RUFF AROUND THE EDGES (Book 5)
DOUBLE DOG DARE (Book 6)
OLD DOG NEW TRICKS (Book 7)

Book 1
Introducing Barefoot Bay Undercover, a romantic adventure series set on the tropical beaches of Barefoot Bay.  When former CIA consultant Gabe Rossi creates a secret “privatized witness protection” operation hidden within the security firm at the local resort, things get a little more suspenseful on the island paradise.  Gabe’s clients all need to run, hide, or transform themselves…and, sometimes, they find love.


About to take the bar exam after ending a five-year marriage that derailed her career plans and her life, Kate Kingston craves independence and a vacation. Somewhere warm with sea breezes, sunshine, sand...and no scary threats against her that have been showing up in her dad’s office. Barefoot Bay is the perfect place for some serenity while she studies and puts her life back together. But when she meets the brooding wall of muscle her father hired to protect her, Kate feels her hard won independence slipping away as fast as her resolve to avoid men who wield power over her.

Mixed martial arts trainer Alec Petrov has been on the run for a long time. Guarding a young attorney-to-be while pretending to be her husband is not a bad way to live off the grid, hidden from the Russian mobster who is hunting Alec with deadly intent.  But the beautiful young law student brings out a tender side Alec doesn't understand, or believe he deserves, and he soon realizes that keeping them both safe is only half the challenge. Keeping his hands off her and his attraction under control will be every bit as difficult in the closed quarters of an exclusive resort.

When their make-believe honeymoon in paradise turns sensual, complicated, and dangerous, Alec and Kate realize it’s not just their lives that are in jeopardy, it’s their hearts.  And they’ll have to fight to the end to save each other…and their love.

Book 3
New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire continues her popular Barefoot Bay series with more of the “Barefoot Brides” —destination wedding planners who are experts at dreamy “I do’s” but haven’t yet found their happily ever after.

As her two best friends settle into their happily ever afters, destination wedding designer Arielle Chandler is beginning to wonder if the promise of “The One”—one true love, meant only for her—is merely folklore passed down from her Native American mother.   But when a mysterious man nearly mows her down on a hill overlooking Barefoot Bay, the legend of destined love suddenly feels very real.  That is, until Ari learns of Luke McBain’s plans to demolish a piece of land she believes is sacred. 

Luke isn’t proud of the fact that he spent ten years as a mercenary warrior, fighting battles for another country.  With those dark days behind him, he’s focused on creating a new life instead of destroying others, so he’s moved to Barefoot Bay to launch a contracting business and build a house for an old friend.   But when an enigmatic dark-eyed beauty steals his attention and stops his progress with her announcement that he is about to flatten a native burial ground, Luke has a new battle to fight.

While their immediate and potent attraction grows complicated, Luke and Ari discover the hills of Barefoot Bay could be hiding something far different—and even more valuable—than ancient art or graves.  They are determined to discover the truth, but that will come at a cost. Will they risk their chance at once-in-a-lifetime love to uncover secrets that could change the landscape of Barefoot Bay forever? 

Book 3

A man who trusts no one is forced to believe the unbelievable...

For years, former spy Gabriel Rossi has been secretly searching for CIA linguist Isadora Winter, a woman he loved and lost long ago. But recently, he learned of her untimely death in an accident...and death of her son named Gabe. Angry, hurt, and uncertain of his next move, Gabe is stunned when a woman he's never met approaches him on the beach and claims to be Isadora. She doesn't look, act, or talk like his beloved Isa, but she knows things about their past that only a lover could know, and she assures him that his son is alive and well. As much as he wants to believe her and knows that in the spy world, anything is possible, doubts and distrust plague him. Still, he sees glimmers of the woman he once knew shine through and she begins to melt his hardened heart.

A woman who is tortured by emotions must endure the pain of love...

Lila Wickham has been working deep undercover for so long that sometimes she's forgotten who she really is. Now that her assignment is over and the surgeries she endured left her utterly changed, she is determined to fix the broken life she left behind and assure that her little boy is safe. With lingering threats from an unknown source and blinding headaches that torment her whenever she feels deep emotion, she seeks Gabe Rossi for help and protection. But instead of setting her up with a new undercover identity, he insists on luring her nemesis to Barefoot Bay so he can end the threat to Lila and her son once and for all.

Can they survive the worst betrayal of all?

Even if they succeed in drawing out the killer who has Lila in his sights, a much more serious threat hovers over them...a treacherous, deadly truth that could not only destroy their love but end their lives as well.

Don’t miss a minute of the series USA Today says is “full of heat, humor, and heart!”
Here’s the entire Barefoot Bay series in order:

The Barefoot Bay Billionaires
Secrets on the Sand
Seduction on the Sand
Scandal on the Sand

The Barefoot Bay Brides
Barefoot in White
Barefoot in Lace
Barefoot in Pearls

Barefoot Bay Undercover
Barefoot with a Bodyguard
Barefoot with a Stranger
Barefoot with a Bad Boy

Book 2

Introducing Barefoot Bay Undercover, a romantic adventure series set on the tropical beaches of Barefoot Bay.  When former CIA consultant Gabe Rossi creates a secret “privatized witness protection” operation hidden within the security firm at the local resort, things get a little more suspenseful on the island paradise.  Gabe’s clients all need to run, hide, or transform themselves…and, sometimes, they find love.

Barefoot with a Stranger: Francesca Rossi might be the youngest in a long line of badass siblings, but this computer whiz would rather hack a database than pack a pistol for the family business in Barefoot Bay. When an assignment forces her out of her comfort zone and into the field, Chessie decides to amp up the excitement quotient and has her first one night stand with a sexy stranger she’ll never see again.

Former CIA agent Malcolm Harris is fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and knows the government is watching his every move, waiting for him to slip up. But the only mistake he makes is to assume the sexy, sassy woman he seduces on the way to Barefoot Bay is a spy.  He learns too late that the beauty he’s bedded is really his best friend’s sister…and his undercover partner on a risky mission.

Chessie and Mal have to stay one step ahead of the CIA, navigate their way through a perilous country, and fight the insane chemistry that sizzles between them. It doesn’t take long for this hacker and spy to discover the power of their unplanned partnership…and learn that falling in love might be the riskiest business of all.

Roxanne St. Claire’s roots in romantic suspense come to full bloom in this new series that combines the best of her popular Barefoot Bay contemporary novels with her well-loved thrillers featuring bodyguards and investigators. Readers can expect a page-turning read that sweeps them away to sun-washed beaches and tropical settings, stealing their breath with action and their hearts with romance.

Don’t miss a minute of the series USA Today says is “full of heat, humor, and heart!” 
Here’s the entire Barefoot Bay series in order:

The Barefoot Bay Billionaires
Secrets on the Sand
Seduction on the Sand
Scandal on the Sand

The Barefoot Bay Brides
Barefoot in White
Barefoot in Lace
Barefoot in Pearls

Barefoot Bay Undercover
Barefoot with a Bodyguard
Barefoot with a Stranger
Barefoot with a Bad Boy

Roxanne St. Claire
One’s a gorgeous geek, one’s a lucky daredevil, and one’s a trying-to-reform bad boy...but all three are billionaires and they are all about to meet their match on the sun-drenched shores of Barefoot Bay.  Meet The Barefoot Bay Billionaires and get ready to kick off your shoes and fall in love over and over and over again.


SECRETS ON THE SAND 

Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money.  But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: the true love of a lifelong partner.  Zeke grew up near Barefoot Bay and is staying at the resort for a week while he’s in town for a family event. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid.  Except to Zeke, Mandy is much more than that—she was the object of his every teenage fantasy back in the days when she was known as “Mandy the Magnificent” and he had the unflattering high school nickname of “Ezekiel the Geekiel.”


Zeke is no longer a geek -- he’s gorgeous.  And Mandy doesn’t feel so magnificent since her marriage fell apart and left her up to her eyeballs in debt and despair.  One look at Zeke, and she knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid.  One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction.  But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?


SEDUCTION ON THE SAND

Like everything in his life, becoming a billionaire was easy for Elliott Becker.  He bought some land in Massachusetts and discovered he sat on two billion dollars worth of rare Goshen stone.  Lucky, charming, and blessed with every gift from every god, Elliott expects his simple purchase of property in Barefoot Bay will go the way everything does for him in life...easy.  Until he meets the woman who currently owns that land and suddenly everything is...hard.


Frankie Cardinale’s fondest memories took place on the tiny goat farm owned and run by her grandfather in the heart of Barefoot Bay.  While she held her “Nonno” on his deathbed, she promised his land would never leave their family and that she would continue his legacy.  Nothing -- not even a sexy, playful, intoxicating billionaire who always gets his way -- will convince her to break that promise. Except Elliott Becker is a man who always gets what he wants even if that means a little seduction and double-crossing of a humble goatherd. But will his lucky streak hold long enough to keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life? Because all the money in the world can’t buy him what he really wants the most...her love. 


SCANDAL ON THE SAND 

Nathaniel Ivory is known in the tabloids as “Naughty Nate,” and this son of a huge, wealthy family that’s often referred to as “American Royalty” has done everything he can to earn that nickname.  Nate’s penchant for trouble has kept him from fully earning a respectable spot in the many family businesses.  He’s forever destined to be the black sheep whose scandals need to be swept under the rug.  But Nate is determined to change all that through his new position as the manager of the minor league baseball stadium and team that he and his friends are launching in Barefoot Bay.  All he has to do is avoid even a hint of scandal.


But then he meets Liza Lemanski, an irresistible, blue-eyed bundle of trouble who makes some claims about his past that rock him to the core.  Liza maintains that Nate has a son that is a result of a fling he had with her best friend, who died in an accident.  Liza plans to adopt  the child, but wants to eliminate any chance Nate will claim paternity rights.  Can he give her what she wants to avoid another scandal...or is Liza the one woman who has what it takes to tame this sexy billionaire bad boy?


Praise for Barefoot Bay books: 


“Lively, light, pure entertainment! This Cinderella story is “Pretty Woman” on the beach!” 

- Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author 


“Fun and engaging...a celebration of family and forgiveness!” 

-Publishers Weekly 


“Plenty of heat, humor, and heart!” 

- USA Today Happy Ever After 


“A love story with genuinely flawed yet sympathetic characters filled with raw, real emotion, this will warm your heart as you turn the pages.” 

- RT Book Reviews 


“It is impossible not to be completely enthralled from page one.” 

- Joyfully Reviewed 


“Fun, light-hearted, super sexy...fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery will definitely want to check out this series.” 

- TheBookPushers.com 


“Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for non-stop fun.” 

- Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling Author 


“Lovely, lush, and layered! One of the best books I’ve read this year!” 

- Kristin Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author 


Also set in Barefoot Bay 


Barefoot in the Sand (Lacey and Clay) 

Barefoot in the Rain (Jocelyn and Will) 

Barefoot in the Sun (Zoe and Oliver) 

Barefoot by the Sea (Tessa and Ian) 


Roxanne St. Claire is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty romance, suspense, and young adult novels. A six-time nominee and one-time winner of the Romance Writer’s of America prestigious RITA Award, Roxanne’s novels have also been recognized with dozens of other industry awards, including the three National Reader’s Choice Awards, the Booksellers Best Award, and the Borders “Top Pick” of the Year. 


Book 2
Book 2

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author brings readers back to the sun-drenched beaches of Barefoot Bay, where love is always in the air!  In the brand new Billionaires of Barefoot Bay trilogy, meet a trio of sexy heroes and the most unlikely ladies who steal their hearts in three novella-length love stories.


Book Description

Like everything in his life, becoming a billionaire was easy for Elliott Becker.  He bought some land in Massachusetts and discovered he sat on two billion dollars worth of rare Goshen stone.  Lucky, charming, and blessed with every gift from every god, Elliott expects his simple purchase of property in Barefoot Bay will go the way everything does for him in life...easy.  Until he meets the woman who currently owns that land and suddenly everything is...hard.

Frankie Cardinale’s fondest memories took place on the tiny goat farm owned and run by her “Nonno” in the heart of Barefoot Bay.  As a child, the farm and its precious residents were a refuge for her after her parents died and her grandfather taught her all about “the sweet life” of raising goats.  While she held her Nonno in her arms on his deathbed, she promised his land would never leave their family and that she would continue his legacy.  Nothing -- not even a sexy, playful, intoxicating billionaire who always gets his way -- will convince her to break that promise. Except Elliott Becker is a man who always gets what he wants even if that means a little seduction and double-crossing of a humble goatherd. But will his lucky streak hold long enough to keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life? Because all the money in the world can’t buy him what he really wants the most...her love. 

Reviews for Barefoot Bay books:


“Fun and engaging...a celebration of family and forgiveness!”

-Publishers Weekly

“Plenty of heat, humor, and heart!”

- USA Today Happy Ever After

A love story with genuinely flawed yet sympathetic characters filled with raw, real emotion, this will warm your heart as you turn the pages.

- RT Book Reviews

“It is impossible not to be completely enthralled from page one.” 

- Joyfully Reviewed

“Fun, light-hearted, super sexy...fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery will definitely want to check out this series.”

- TheBookPushers.com

“Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for non-stop fun.”

- Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Lovely, lush, and layered!  One of the best books I’ve read this year!”

- Kristin Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author


The Barefoot Bay Series

Barefoot in the Sand (Lacey and Clay)

Barefoot in the Rain (Jocelyn and Will)

Barefoot in the Sun (Zoe and Oliver)

Barefoot by the Sea (Tessa and Ian)


The Billionaires of Barefoot Bay 

Secrets on the Sand (Zeke and Amanda) 

Seduction on the Sand (Elliott and Frankie) 































Scandal on the Sand (Nate and Liza) 

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