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Calista Fox | Sex and the Action Hero/Heroine

Object of Desire
Calista Fox



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Powell's Books


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July 2009
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Featuring: Laurel Blackwood; Devon Mallory
316 pages
ISBN: 1603100032
EAN: 9781603100038
Trade Size
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Also by Calista Fox:
The Billionaires: The Stepbrothers, January 2018
The Billionaires: The Bosses, September 2017
The Billionaires, April 2017
Burned Hearts, October 2016


I love writing suspense and sexy romance, so it’s only natural that I combined my two passions in my July novel, Object of Desire (Red Sage Publishing, trade paperback). What’s most difficult about writing steamy, adventure-packed stories? Finding a break in the suspense action for some sex action!

In Object, Laurel Blackwood and Devon Mallory are both trying to get their hands on a legendary gem and they’re constantly being shot at—making it very difficult for these two to hook up! Luckily, they’re highly passionate characters, with massive sparkage between them.

The secret to sex and the action hero/heroine is taking advantage of the natural tension that’s created by the dangerous, life-threatening situations in which the characters are immersed. They have to always be aware of their surroundings and the perils inherent to their adrenaline-junkie lifestyles. They’re putting themselves in grave danger when they make love, because it diverts their attention—that ups the stakes and makes for even hotter chemistry! Plus, there’s a sense of urgency because the bad guys can bust in at any time…. And yet, a sexy action H/H wouldn’t skimp on satisfying his/her mate—no matter how dire the consequences of the stolen moment. All of this leads to more intense feelings between the two, which culminates in not just a sexually charged, action-packed story, but an emotionally charged one as well!

More about Object of Desire and Calista Fox can be found on her website (www.calistafox.com) and her blog (www.calistafox.blogspot.com).

Leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win a “One Hell of an Island Adventure” beach bag with cool beach items to celebrate the release of Object of Desire! 




28 comments posted.

Re: Calista Fox | Sex and the Action Hero/Heroine

sounds like a very hot read and full of passion look forword to reading it soom day.sasluvbooks@yahoo.com
(Stacey Smith 3:37am July 9, 2009)

Action + passion...wouaw, sounds like something I'd really to read !! I love romantic suspense when the romance isn't overshadowed by too much action.
(Joeelle Jappissont 4:17am July 9, 2009)

I understand your problem. I just finished a book where everyone is in danger but they wait a day or two to do anything so they can jazz up their romance. I kept thinking "How can you plan for tomorrow let alone the rest of you lives if you get killed by this maniac today?"
(Karin Tillotson 7:43am July 9, 2009)

How can you even think about sex when your life is in danger? Guess I'd have to read the book to find out!
(Margay Roberge 7:45am July 9, 2009)

sounds very hot!
(Debra Czarnogursky 7:46am July 9, 2009)

"Object of Desire" sounds like a good read. Could use an escape from the economy & news. I have always loved the name Devon.
(Donna Petrilla 7:47am July 9, 2009)

I really like the name of your book. Sounds like a good read.
(Vikki Parman 7:48am July 9, 2009)

Ooh sounds like a good read. Steamy!
(Sarah Keery 7:58am July 9, 2009)

I like when the tension increases, for the words fly by, the pages flip fast until the reader has a breather and can't hardly wait for the next excitement.
(Alyson Widen 9:14am July 9, 2009)

Happy release! :D Your book sounds fun. The blog today was delightful, it made me giggle. :) Congratulations!
(Rachael Grime 9:33am July 9, 2009)

LOL. Great intro for your book. I am going to have to look for Object of Desire next time I am at the bookstore.
(Chris Roberts 9:35am July 9, 2009)

Mornin', everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!! I had great fun writing OBJECT OF DESIRE and I hope you'll enjoy it, too, if you pick up a copy (on sale July 15!!). Good luck on the contest and visit my website for more chances to win beach bags and free books! Best--Calista
(Calista Fox 1:13pm July 9, 2009)

That kind of tension seems to make for very interesting sex
(Anne Jones 2:03pm July 9, 2009)

Sounds interesting...
(G S Moch 2:26pm July 9, 2009)

Love the sound of this book... how can you wrong with sparks!
(Colleen Conklin 2:28pm July 9, 2009)

Romantic suspense is a favorite genre of mine and I often find myself reading those stories in one day.
(Maureen Emmons 3:44pm July 9, 2009)

Your book sounds steamy, with lots of action.
(Robin McKay 6:02pm July 9, 2009)

Sex and suspense a great combination. God luck with your book
(Diane Sadler 8:11pm July 9, 2009)

Sounds like a good summer read.
Now all I need is the time to do some
reading. There is nothing like a
challenge and a little bit of danger to
put a little extra spark into a
relationship. Sounds like you did a
good job of including a lot oft\ that in
this story. Good luck with the release.
(Patricia Barraclough 9:28pm July 9, 2009)

Your book sounds great, I will be watching for it.
(Sharla Long 10:30pm July 9, 2009)

Sounds like the type of book I am writing now. Never thought I would be writing a mystery/suspense/romance novel in my lifetime. I'll have to read Object to find out how you pull off the sex while the hero/heroine are running for their lives.
(John Wayne Cargile 6:28am July 10, 2009)

Wow sound like just the one...
(Ann w 11:14am July 10, 2009)

Sounds like a great read! And I really enjoy the action/steaminess combo in books so keep 'em coming.
(Jody Faltys 12:49pm July 10, 2009)

I would like to read this, will have to watch for it.
(Vikki Parman 2:07pm July 10, 2009)

This one sounds like an awesome read!
(Sue Ahn 11:49pm July 10, 2009)

This book sounds really good.
(Patsy Hagen 12:13pm July 12, 2009)

I also love the combination of romance & suspense - this looks like a great read!
(Cheryl Snyder 4:37pm July 16, 2009)

I enjoy reading all genres but especially romance and suspense combined. Have a great day.
(Roberta Harwell 9:41pm July 16, 2009)

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