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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway of Run The Risk by Lori Foster

Today it's my pleasure to welcome romance author Lori Foster to the Nook. She's touring the book blogosphere to celebrate and promote the release of her newest book, "Run the Risk".

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author of over 70 novellas and novels. She currently writes single titles for HQN. Lori believes it’s important to give back to the community as much as possible, and for that reason she ran special contests in conjunction with a publisher, facilitating many first sales for new authors. She routinely organizes events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

Along with her good friend, Duffy Brown, Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Lori has received many prestigious awards, including: Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for: Series Romantic Fantasy Contemporary Romance Lori Foster has been both a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle and the USA Today Quick Cross puzzle. She enjoys visiting with readers on her Facebook Fan page, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest. Sign up for Lori’s Newsletter to get the latest news on book releases!



 Bea: What book are you reading now?

Lori: This might change by the time the answer is posted, so how about I mention BOTH series that I’m loving? Jill Shalvis’s “Lucky Harbor” series. I’ve already read (and loved) “Lucky in Love,” and “At Last,” and I’ve already purchased “Forever and a Day.” I’m also reading Erin McCarthy’s “Fast Track” series. I’ve finished “Flat Out Sexy” and “Hard and Fast.” She has a lot more in the series, so I see myself with plenty of reading to do for the next few months.

Bea: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Lori: Not until after I sold my 3rd book. Before that, I still didn’t say too much about writing. I didn’t want to be a one-book wonder, and two books could still be a fluke. So I waited. In fact, I’m still pretty uptight about telling it to strangers. Not sure why.

Bea: What inspired you to write your first book?

Lori: Reading great stories! Romance blew my mind. Great dialogue, engaging characters that drove the plot, happen endings... love it all. I’d always been a day-dreamer and a right-brained oddity. J I decided to write that 1st book (and then the 2nd and 3rd and 4th) just for me. “If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” –Toni Morrison. When I went to a writers’ con and met a bunch of writers who’d been working on their 1st chapter for 5 years, I thought, hmmm. Maybe I have what it takes.

Bea: How did you come up with the title?

Lori: RUN THE RISK is about Logan Riske. Ages ago, readers would write me and say that they couldn’t remember which hero had which title. It made sense then to put a part of the hero’s name in the title to make it easier for readers. But after this series, I think I might switch it up again. HQN is giving me such amazing covers that I hope readers will remember the image, if not the title.

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Have more questions for Lori? She's having a live chat on this coming Monday, October 22nd at 7PM EST. Come join Lori and ask her your burning questions! BookTrib will be giving away 10 copies of "Run The Risk", as well as her Dirty Car Art print and t-shirt! Click on the photo below for more information. 



 “I keep to myself.” She awkwardly snatched back her groceries and straightened her spine. “Others should do the same.” “Yeah, maybe I could.” Giving up his scrutiny of her cluttered living space, he leaned in her door frame—all six-feet-plus of him. His broad shoulders kept her from closing the door. Patient, silent, he waited for her to meet his gaze. Girding herself, Pepper looked up—and felt caressed by his suggestive, intimate attention.



Book Blurb (from goodreads):

When Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find Pepper Yates, a potential link to his best friend's unsolved murder, he vows to gain her cooperation by any means necessary. But the elusive beauty is more suspicious—and in far more danger—than he expected. And the last thing Logan needs is to start caring for her….Pepper has spent years dodging the corrupt club owner who will stop at nothing to keep her silenced. She can trust no one, not even the handsome new "construction worker" who's moved in next door. The heat between them is undeniable. But will surrendering to passion bring her the safety she so desires—or will her feelings for Logan draw them both into a killer's crosshairs?

Run the Risk
Series: Love Undercover #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Formats: Paperback, ebook, audio
Length: 384 pages, 529 KB
Buying Links:  Amazon   Barnes & Noble   The Book Depository

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  1. This book was amazing! I read an ARC and absolutely loved it! Since I've already read it, I'll let some other lucky reader win.

  2. Love how Lori title's her stories after the main characters. I would love to read Lori's new series.

  3. I think it's clever that the title corresponds to the hero's name. It sounds like a wonderful romantic suspense, full of action.

  4. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good.

  5. I can't believe you posted about Waldenbooks! Are they still around? I used to love going into that bookstore!!
    I own a few of Miss Foster's books, ya know the one's with the Hot guys on them -The Men Who Walk In Honor series ;) But, I haven't had a chance to start them, yet.
    This one sounds really good!

    1. I don't think they are; I was feeling nostalgic. I used to spend HOURS in WaldenBooks.

      I have a couple of the Men Who Walk in Honor books, very hot guys on teh covers. Yow!

  6. Nice interview. Sounds like a good book.

  7. This looks like a good read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. This sounds great and the cover is yummy too... Thanks for sharing the interview, I enjoyed it.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  9. It looks like a story I would enjoy.

  10. Book looks good, would love to read. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  11. Looking back at my bookshelves I can't believe that I don't have any of Ms. Foster's books, I am sure I have read some! Maybe they are at home or something.

    This is really silly, but I was watching Charmed recently and this plot reminds me a little bit of the show in the beginning when Leo is pretending to be a handyman so that he can get closer to Piper. Maybe because the initials are the same :)

    The book looks great!

  12. Lori Foster's books are always action pack. Love her books and can't wait to read Run The Risk. Thanks for the interview.


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