Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time For Some Romantic Suspense

Vic Andrews here and I'd like to say I'm happy to be here, but I don't know about that. I've always said Adrienne was smoking crack when she decided to make me the hero of a romance novel. Now she starts booking me for a blog tour?
Seriously, ladies, you're in big trouble if you think I'm hero material.

I do know certain things about women, but that's mostly to keep me out of trouble. Which, truth be told, often fails.

I'm hanging on to my man laws though. Those bleeping—did someone just censor me?—man laws are my lifeline. My job has stress—simple fact—and the man laws give me order when chaos reigns.

There's chaos in this book Adrienne has decided I'm the hero of. A bleeping terrorist is coming after me because I killed his brother. First off, I was doing my job. My mission, assigned to me by the government agency I do contract work for, was to neutralize a threat. Doing that meant killing Sirhan's little brother.

I completed my mission. For my country. And then someone sold my bleep out. Now it's me and the man laws trying to keep my loved ones safe. This, of course, includes Gina Delgado, the widowed sister of my closest friend and business partner. This is a woman I've thought about for almost three years. Three long freaking years. Her brother has declared her untouchable. Man Law: Never mess with your best friend's sister. It's probably better that way. Nothing good can come of a woman who lost her husband to tragedy getting hooked up with an assassin. Right?

Go ahead. Keep telling me that. So far, my own attempts to keep my hands off of her haven't worked. Don't get me wrong, I know how to control myself, but sometimes there's a look she gives me and it's game on. Total self-combustion. It happens. What are you gonna do? After the combusting, I go back to trying to be friends, which is a bleeping hassle because I look like an idiot who doesn't have the balls to go after what he wants. I may be an idiot, but no one has ever accused me of not having balls. Just saying.

Gina has kids though. And those kids deserve better than me.
But I'll do my duty. I'll complete my mission and go back to being the hero in this bleeping romance novel, but I gotta tell ya, I don't get it. Maybe by the end of the book I'll figure out why Adrienne—besides the crack smoking—chose me.

Personally, I think she's whacked.

Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and women's fiction. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her work-a-holic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog. Adrienne's debut romantic suspense, Man Law, is available from Carina Press. Her second book, A Just Deception, will be available from Carina Press on September 5, 2011. For more information please visit Adrienne can be found on Twitter and Facebook

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  1. Vic,

    It is extremely unkind to infer that your biographer is using an illegal substance just because she wants you to talk to your readers. Chill out big guy. Real men do blog!

    Skye Denison

  2. And, following on Skye's statement, real men are capable of commitment, without hiding behind their dangerous jobs. Think police, fire fighters, military personnel. Not all have the potential for blow back, but seems I've read that prosecutors' and judges' family sometimes have been imperiled by irate defendants and not just in Columbia.

  3. Well hello to Liz and Skye. Tough bunch here. Well, ladies, I am not afraid of you. Skye, darlin, you've got to chill. I'll talk to readers, no problemo. I just might not say what they want or expect me to. Case in point, you getting all irate on me about the smoking crack comment. If Adrienne wants to use me as the hero in her book, that's her choice, but I'll feel free to voice my opinion.

    And Liz, what you see as me hiding behind my job is really me not being willing to leave a family behind when I get killed doing my job. Doesn't seem fair to the woman in my life. Why would I want to do that to someone? Like I said to Skye, I won't always say what people want to hear but I'll always tell you what I think. It's in my nature.

    Thanks for stopping in, ladies.

  4. Vic, Thanks for the chuckle this morning. You poor baby, having to blog. I hope you gave Adrienne this much trouble when she tried to shoehorn you into the hero role. It sounds like a great story! I'm sure in the end you fit the role just fine.

  5. Hi, Dorothy. You have no idea the fight I gave her. I stayed strong for awhile, but she finally broke me. That's not easy for me to admit. I hope she doesn't read this. I'll never hear the end of it.

    Thanks for saying hi.