I e-met Roxanne St. Claire after one of her readers wrote to tell me about Rocki's "Killer Curves." Since then, Rocki's signed on for a couple NASCAR novels in addition to her Bullet Catcher series.
Last July at RWA national, I got to meet her in real life at a breakfast given by her publicist, the very classy Nancy Berland. Roxanne is herself a classy chick, as well as a lovely person (yes, inside and out).
When she sent me this GuestBlog, she said she was gonna write about he appeal of bodyguards, then figured: they're big and sexy, they protect you. What's there to discuss? Good point. So, let's give Rocki a big Bella buongiorno and see what she's got in store...
Buogiorno, Bellas! I’m a little bleary-eyed today because in the wee hours of this morning, fighting a rare bout of insomnia, I indulged in one of my favorite guilty pleasures…channel surfing with a glass of Kendall Jackson, a bowl of Lays and nary a child or husband in sight to roll their eyes in disdain as I lingered over The Top 101 Sexiest Lips in Hollywood.
But one click of the remote brought everything to a standstill. When an F-14 buzzes the tower and Maverick is the fighter pilot, I’m in for the ride. Okay, say what you will about Tom Cruise, but "Top Gun" is irresistible to me. I know every scene, every line, every camera shot designed to make Kelly McGillis look petite, and yet I cannot change the channel until the Righteous Brothers sing and Pete Mitchell gets the (tall) girl.
Don’t you think that certain movies (and books!) are, for some inexplicable reason, utterly irresistible? I’m not talking about classics like Gone With The Wind or sheer works of genius like Silence of the Lambs. Sure, they’d make my top ten favorite movies, but I’m intrigued by the flicks that are more like comfort food -- tempting, delicious and satisfying every time, no matter how many times you indulge.
I’ve got dozens on my list: tear-jerkers like "An Affair to Remember" and sugar shocks like "Overboard," toe-curlers like "Officer and a Gentlemen" and heart-wrenchers like "Now Voyager." And, of course, I’m a sucker for the protective stud and the vulnerable beauty we met in "The Bodyguard." In one cinematic moment, Kevin Costner elevated the job from husky to hunky – and I’m happy to keep the standard high with my Bullet Catchers series. There’s nothing quite like a bodyguard to die for.
So, what are some of your irresistible movies? What’s the one film you cannot turn off, the one that makes you stop, drop and watch even though you can recite every line of dialogue?
I’d love to know because when I write a book, I’m always going for the irresistibility factor.
Like this guy…Johnny Christiano, a Bullet Catcher coming this April in TAKE ME TONIGHT.
Now that’s simply irresistible.
Visit RoxanneStClaire.com for great Bullet Catcher trailers and bios.