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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Q&A with Lori Foster and Giveaway of Getting Rowdy

Welcome to my stop on the Getting Rowdy blog tour. Lori Foster is back again for another quick interview (I also interviewed Lori last October.) and then her publisherHarlequin, and PR firm Meryl L Moss Media, are giving away a paperback copy of "Getting Rowdy".

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. Sign up for Lori’s Newsletter to get the latest news on book releases!

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Welcome back Lori. Thank you for taking the time to answer some more questions for me.

Bea: How did you come up with the idea for the Love Undercover series?

Lori: It’s pretty weird how the process works for me. I almost always see a scene first, and in this case, the scene was a hunky male neighbor putting the moves on a female neighbor because she had a secret that he needed to know. When I started writing, I was unsure what the secret might be, why the heroine was keeping the secret, and why the hero needed it. See, very weird!

I’ve always been drawn to those stories where the male protagonist gets himself into deep trouble – under the best of intentions – and then has to find a way to regain the heroine’s trust. Good examples are “Loving Evangeline,” by Linda Howard, or “Scandal,” by Amanda Quick. Most of the wonderful books by Kresley Cole, too.

Bea: How many books do you have planned for the series?

Lori: I just finished Dash’s story. Dash is the brother of the hero from the first book, RUN THE RISK, which will be book 4 in the Love Undercover series. I think readers will be surprised with Dash now that it’s his turn to reveal his soul. I know I was surprised! I kept thinking, Dash, you devil! Lol.

And now I’m ready to get started on Cannon’s book. Cannon (You met him in GETTING ROWDY) will actually star in the first book of a new series set for Sept 2014.  I really enjoyed him in GETTING ROWDY, and he has a larger role in Dash’s book, DASH OF PERIL (April 2014) so I hope readers like him as much as I do!
Bea: Of all the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why?

Lori: Of my own? Hmmm. Probably “My House, My Rules,” from one of the Bad Boy anthologies.

Of others? Well, I love the Sherbrook series by Catherine Coulter.  If I can only pick one, maybe “Perfect Partners” by Jayne Ann Krentz. It was so brilliant!

Bea: Thanks Lori! Best of luck with "Getting Rowdy".


Blurb from the author's website:

An alpha hero’s attraction to the one woman he can’t have could draw him into a killer’s snare in the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.

Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates isn’t the kind of man women say no to. So when he approaches waitress Avery Mullins, he fully expects to get her number. However, the elusive beauty has her reasons for keeping her distance—including a past that might come back to haunt them both. 

Avery spends her nights working for tips… and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy’s protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she’s finally found… and the passion she’s always wanted.

Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Romance, Mystery
Format: paperback, ebook
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Buying Links: Amazon* | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository*

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  1. I love Rowdy Yates -that is all.
    Wonderful interview Bea, I am so glad she wrote this series, and cannot wait for the next book. Now I just need to win a Rowdy t-shirt and my life will be complete..LOL


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