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Monday, March 26, 2012

Interview of Author Lori Foster

Today I’m pleased to present an interview of Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member, New York Times/Publishers Weekly/USA Today Best Selling author, Lori Foster. With over 80 books published, she’s a very prolific author for a number of different publishers.

Lori…welcome to our blog! We’ll ask some traditional questions, and then surprise you with some you may not have been asked before!

Upcoming April Release: "A Perfect Storm" (Book Four
in the series "Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor".)

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Q: Tell us about the first book you published: how long did it take for you to write, sell, see it published.
A: Holy cow, that’s going back. My first book published was “Impetuous.” I don’t remember specifically how long it took me to write it, but I know I’d been writing for over 5 years and had completed over 10 manuscripts before I finally got sold.

I do remember that the publisher looked at that particular book and liked it, but wanted MAJOR revisions – to the tune of removing as much male POV as I could.

Since I didn’t yet have a computer, rewrites were a major pain, but I did it. Then that editor left and the revised manuscript was in limbo.

Finally, nearly a year later, a new editor picked it up. And guess what? She said it needed a lot more male POV. :-/

I revised it again.

Then she wanted me to move the first sex scene from chapter 4 as close to chapter 1 as I could. That took a lot more revising, but I bumped it up and had to retype the entire book again in the process. Eventually it sold. How long that all took, I can’t say exactly, but I know I felt like I was hanging over a cliff by my toe nails, and when I finally got “the call,” I was so exhausted from it all, instead of being elated, I only felt relief. :-)

Q: Now, tell us about the first book you wrote…is it the same as the first one you sold? If so, that’s fantastic! If not, what happened to it?
A: Oy, no. There is something like 7 unpublished books sitting in my closet upstairs. That’s probably where they’ll stay. I don’t have the heart to throw them away, and I don’t have the energy to reread them, put them into the computer, and revise them. I think of them as a valuable learning tool. I taught myself to write by writing. Amen.


Q: Every author has a routine/ritual/quirks they utilize for their writing. What are yours?
A: I’m an extremely motivated person. It doesn’t really take a lot to get me to work on my stories. But when everything is as I prefer it, I’m either at my desk in my office, which faces our pond so I can see the deer visiting, or the geese and duck landing. Or (in milder weather) I’m at the lake house, facing the lake, watching the boats go by or seeing the fish jump. I’m very much a water person.

I like to listen to my playlist, and burn scented candles.

Q: Where do your story ideas come from? Has any special place/thing/person/event inspire your books?
A: I can’t say where the ideas come from – everywhere I guess. Writers have ideas. ::shrug::: That’s how it works.

But most anyone who’s read me knows I like water. :-)

As a kid I spent every summer on a lake. We’d swim or water ski the day away. Boating, sunning ourselves, lazing around. Long walks. A LOT of my settings feature a lake.

Q: Tell us about your first book signing. We love details!
A: Oh, it was hilarious! It was at this little strip mall at a small, privately owned bookstore with this lovely Asian woman who treated us like royalty. So many people from my local RWA chapter showed up in support, and the bookstore owner was overwhelmed. But then... the crowd waned. Those twenty people who knew me finished up and left, and the owner started to fret.

She came over to me and said, “You sell more book.” It was like an order and a question both, and she was incredibly adorable and sweet.

Now, to this day, whenever I do a booksigning, my husband will order, “You sell more book.” :-)

I will always remember that woman with great fondness. Like a high school boy on prom night, we always remember our first. ;-)

Q: Lori Foster’s “Reader and Author” Weekend. Please tell us all about this annual event!
A: Dianne Castell aka Duffy Brown and I do the event.Our good friend Linda Keller, a retired CRM from BN, handles the massive bookfair for us.

Dianne and I came up with the idea years ago (2012 is our 8th event!) as a way to say “thank you” to the writing and reading community. She and I both greatly appreciate all the wonderful support of readers and other writers. We figured the event could be a way to get book enthusiasts together; new authors have an opportunity to meet editors, agents, publishers and other industry professionals without breaking the bank. Readers have an opportunity to sit with their favorite authors, talk books, take photos, get autographs, and just plain have fun!

It’s the truth, some conferences can get very expensive. If an author hasn’t yet sold, or has only sold a few books, it’s hard on the finances. And for readers, we prefer they keep their money for books!

So Dianne and I work hard to keep the cost of the entire weekend at an affordable $50. Yup, $50 – 8 years running!

There’s plenty for busy-bees to do, but there’s also constant “sit down and talk” time available for those (like me) who prefer a more laidback atmosphere. You can grab a like-minded reader, or a favorite author, and just kick back.

Our raffles are amazing. Authors and publishers provide the baskets, and we donate all our proceeds to a local charity. And our volunteers! Oh my gosh, Dianne and I could NOT do this without our incredible volunteers. This is as much their event as it is ours.

For the first time ever, we maxed out our space this year, so registration is closed. Sorry! Still, the booksigning is open to the public, and there’s always 2013. ;-)

Q: Advice time! Tell us one piece of advice you have for anyone looking to publish a romance book. AND, tell us one piece of advice what NOT to do.
A: What to do: Trust your voice. Forget what’s selling and write only what you love to write. Jump in with both feet. Make the book the way you envision it, not what you think will sell or what you think will be comfortable to the market.
What not to do: Critique groups. Contests. Critique groups will destroy your voice and voice is the only unique thing you have to offer. It is YOUR book, not book by committee. What a critique thinks is wrong might be exactly what an editor thinks is right. Don’t show that book to anyone who can’t buy it, unless the person is only looking for typos.

Contests give you that premature sense of validation. But it’s not a sale. I’ve seen new authors who write amazing first chapters to enter into contests, but never write the rest of the book. If that’s what you’re looking for, have fun! But if you want to publish a book, just write the book and send it to an editor – then if you want, enter a chapter. But get started on the 2nd book. Then the 3rd. It takes a long time to hear back from a publisher and you shouldn’t waste that time by merely waiting.

Q: Finish this sentence: Romance is…
A: Satisfaction. Only romance guarantees you a resolution to problems, a happy ending, a sense of triumph. No matter what happens in the book, we go into it trusting that it’ll all be okay in the end. There’s something very, very satisfying about that.

Q: Which one of your books is your favorite…the “book of your heart”? Why?
A: I only write books of my heart. :-)  I love them all. Not saying they’re my “babies,” because they’re not. They’re just my books. But I wouldn’t write a book that I didn’t love.

Favorites include my Servant series written as L.L. Foster. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Gaby and Luther. Still. Always.

But out of straight romance, a few favorites are: Sam, from “My House, My Rules,” was just so macho and funny. Mick, from “Caught in the Act,” was so wounded and sexy. Axel, from “Playing Doctor,” cracked me up.

Thinking of single titles, I really like Trace, from “Trace of Fever.” But readers apparently liked Jackson the best, from “Savor the Danger.” Readers and I rarely agree on favorites. LOL

Q: What’s the difference between L.L. Foster and Lori Foster books?
A: Blood, gore, violence. I mean, there’s violence in my romances, with the heroes kicking some serious butt.

But as L. L. I let the villains do really violent things too.

Q: If you could meet with any author (dead or alive) who wrote any type of book, who would it be? What would you talk about?
A: I’ve met most of my heroes! Stella Cameron, Jayne Ann Krentz, Elizabeth Lowell, Catherine Coulter, Linda Howard... I think they’re absolutely amazing.

I guess the only fangirl moments I haven’t had would be with Johanna Lindsey and Julie Garwood. One day I’d love to meet them. If the conversation is up to me, I assume I’d just gush. LOL. But I’m always happy just to talk about live and what makes up a writer’s day.

Q: Tell us about your next release coming in April: "A Perfect Storm".
A: “A Perfect Storm” features Arizona and Spencer, characters introduced in “Savor The Danger.” They’re both edgy, capable, deadly when necessary, and out for vengeance. But when Spencer looks at Arizona, he only sees her youth, her vulnerability, and her sex appeal. It surprised that two such wounded characters could still be so amusing.

Where to find Lori Foster:
http://lorifoster.com/home/
http://www.llfoster.com/home.htm
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lori-Foster/233405457965
https://twitter.com/#!/lorilfoster
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17597.Lori_Foster
http://www.lorifoster.com/newsletter/index.php

BLURB:
He never saw her coming…

Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him.

Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it's dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there's an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero….

EXCERPT:
Arizona Storm sat quietly on the overstuffed chair, her chin resting on her drawn-up knees, her fingers laced together around her shins.

Waiting.

In the quiet, shadowed room, she breathed in the unique aroma of aftershave and gun oil, and the headier scent of warm male. On the back of the chair behind her he’d tossed his jeans and a rumpled T-shirt. Close at hand on the nightstand, he’d placed his freshly cleaned gun and his deadly switchblade.

His discarded boxers lay on the floor.

He fascinated her.

After breaking into his house, she’d removed her sneakers and put them next to his boots by the front door. The air conditioning, set on high, left her toes cold, but he’d covered himself with no more than a thin sheet.

Again and again, her gaze tracked over him, from one big foot sticking out over the side of the bed, up and over his flat, solid abs covered by the snowy white sheet, to his chest – not covered by anything except enticing body hair.

With one arm behind his head, she saw his underarm and the dark tuft of hair there. Seeing that almost made him look vulnerable – except that, despite his relaxed pose, the positioning of his long arm made a thick biceps bulge.

At nearly six and a half feet tall, solidly built and finely sculpted, Spencer Lark was one of the biggest, strongest, most impressive men she’d ever met.

And she knew some really prime specimens.

His long lashes shadowed his high cheekbones, but that didn’t detract from the bruising beneath one eye. A recent fight? She smiled while picturing it, sure that Spencer had come out ahead. His skill at fighting intrigued her even more than his big bod.

Amazing, but even his slightly crooked nose held her rapt. When and how had he broken it?

She inhaled a deep breath and let it out in a quiet sigh that, given the silence in his home and Spencer’s acute instincts, disturbed his slumber.
Arizona admitted to herself that maybe she’d wanted to wake him. After all, she’d been watching him – and waiting – for awhile now.

His head turned on the pillow, his legs shifted.

Holding herself perfectly still, she waited to see if he’d awaken, what he’d do, what he’d say. She didn’t know him all that well, and yet… she did.

Sort of.

They’d met nearly a month ago while they were both on a sting. Immediately, they’d butted heads, and he’d infuriated her by interfering with her life.

But worse, he’d robbed her of the revenge she desperately craved.

Sure, he had his own need for revenge, so she understood his motives. She didn’t forgive him. Not yet, anyway.

But she did understand.

At least, she thought she did. Once they talked it over, then she’d decide for sure.

He made a soft, gravelly sound as he stretched that long, strong body. His chin tucked in. Muscles flexed.

The sheet tented.

Eyes widening, Arizona stared, not really alarmed, but no longer so at ease, either. She had a very dark history with aroused men, so she doubted she’d ever be unaffected by them. But she didn’t let it get in her way, not when she wanted something, not when she had a goal in mind.

She knew she should have taken Spencer’s gun, at the very least moved it out of his reach. But instead she’d found him in the bed, and before she’d even thought it through, she’d taken the empty seat and settled in to study him while he slept.

Since that fateful day when her destiny had been stolen from her, she’d seen him only a handful of times. She tried to stay away. She tried to forget about him.

She hadn’t been successful.

Stretching, he brought his hand out from behind his head, around to rub over his hair, across his face, down his chest.

As he gave a sleepy, growling groan of waking, that hand disappeared under the sheet.

Arizona’s lips parted and her heartbeat tripped up. She cleared her throat.

“Spence?”

Freezing, without moving any other body part, he opened his eyes and met her gaze.

She frowned at him.

He didn’t look super-startled, and he said nothing. He just stared at her.

With his hand still under there.

“Yeah…” Semi-satisfied with his frozen reaction, she nodded at his lap. “You weren’t going for a little tug, were you? Because, as your spectator, I’d just as soon not see it.”

He brought his hand out and put it back behind his head, still silent, still watching her. Almost… relaxed.

His gaze was so dark, so compelling, she felt like squirming, damn it. “I mean, I guess I could wait in the other room if it’s really necessary. That is, if you don’t take too long.”

He disappointed her by not reacting. As if he often woke with an uninvited woman playing voyeur in his bedroom, he looked her over, from her bare toes up to her long, wind-tangled hair.

“Been here long?”

“Maybe half an hour or so.” Curiosity prompted her to ask, “Were you going to… you know?” She nodded at his lap.

“Most men say hi to the boys first thing.”

“Say hi?”

With no sign of discomfort, he shrugged one shoulder. “You broke in.”

A statement, not a question. She did her own casual shrug. “Since you’re not dumb enough to leave the place unlocked, yeah, I had to.”

He turned his head, but not to check on the time. He saw the gun still on the nightstand where he’d left it, and brought his gaze back to hers again. “You know how to make coffee?”

One eyebrow lifted high. “Trying to get me out of the room so you can leave the bed? I’m not squeamish, you know. I mean, with my background, I’ve seen plenty of –”

He threw off the sheet and sat up, effectively shutting down her snide retort.

Ho boy.

“If you don’t know how to make coffee, just say so.” Spencer stretched again, harder, longer this time. Sitting on the side of the bed, he snagged up his boxers and stepped into them. As he stood, he pulled them up.

They fit like a glove.

He still had a tent going.

And she still stared.



Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
A: I’m always accessible to readers. I visit my FB every day, off and on all day, and I answer all my emails myself.
I often have fun goodies to give away. If you want some, send me an SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) that I can fill with stuff and drop off at the P.O. to return to you. Send the envelope to me at: Lori Foster, P. O. Box 854 Ross, OH 45061.
Thank you!

74 comments:

Teresa K. said...

What a great interview Lori,

I can't wait to see you again at the gathering. I also can't wait to read Spencer's and Arizona's book. Them two are going to mix like oil and water, so I know this is going to be a hot read.
Arizona is a pistol that one and Spencer is the one who will give as good as she dishes out.

Thank you so much for visiting today.

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at) yahoo dot com

L.B.Shire said...

Great advise, thanks for sharing!

lsbookcrazy(at)yahoo dot com

Toni Lynn said...

So glad this announcement was in my inbox this morning. When I first started reading romance, Lori Foster was a name I hunted down. Now that I sold and write more, I hardly read.

So glad to see you're still writing, Lori. I will have to look for this book. It's always nice to "see" a familiar name and go..oh yeah, I wonder what she's up to.

Good luck with your sales! Looking forward to hunting this one down!

Tina Donahue said...

Loved your excerpt, Lori - sounds like an amazing book. :)

Paris said...

Lori,

I had to smile when I read your comment about revising. May the days of white-out and replacing ribbon never come again, lol!

Caridad Pineiro said...

Great interview! Can't wait to add the new books to my TBR pile. I hope I'll be able to get to your gathering one day. I've heard so many wonderful things about it. Have a great time.

Sandy said...

Fantastic excerpt, Lori, and not a bit raunchy.

I first met you at the WISRWA conference several years ago. I hope some day to come to yours.

Polly McCrillis said...

Interesting advice about critique groups. Every writer I know has a black and white view on belonging to one - it's either the best thing they've ever done or the worst. But really, the critique group that has the most impact is our readers. If we write the books we love as best we can, then they'll keep buying our books. The highest accolades ever!

Congratulations on your new release, Lori. Arizona and Spencer sound like a lot of fun.

Lynne said...

I can't wait for Perfect Storm; so looking forward to this book - I loved the Donovan Brothers series and the SBC fighter series and oh heck I love all your books! Thanks for the blog interview - I really enjoyed your comments!

fingershankins@yahoo.com

menina.iscrazy said...

Great interview and blurb was very good.

Ready to get my hands on the new book. :)

menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

Liz said...

great interview guys! thanks so much!

Janet B said...

I have the other books in this series and can't wait for this one.
I would love to win one
of your books. And great advice for
writers!

Janet
jkbsfsd@msn.com

Cris Anson said...

I loved your stories about the first book and first signing! I too remember desperately retyping entire manuscripts before the advent of computers. Thanks for sharing.

Loved the excerpt. Can't wait for the whole story :-)

Hope I'm able (finally) to get to your shindig in 2013! I've heard so much about it.

crisanson(at)aol(dot)com

Harlie Reader said...

Great interview Lori. Your take on contests and critique groups is interesting. I never thought of it that way before.

Marika
maw1725@gmail.com

Elf2060 said...

I LOVE the interaction between these two! You have the perfect blend of snark and understanding for both that shows strength and vulnerability!

LKF said...

I am a follower on your FB page and have been waiting for this book. Loved the excerpt. I loved your advise, and to a newbie it is much needed. There is so much information that you feel pulled in many directions. I like yours, write and write more. I am in the waiting phase with my first book so I have a daily goal on my second and as a prize to myself I read everynight. When your book comes out I might have to take time off. I can never put them down once i start.
Thanks for the info and the great interview.
Lynda
lyndakayefrazier@yahoo.com

jean hart stewart said...

Thanks for the column and excerpt. Enjoyed them both.

Sheri Fredricks said...

I need to move my desk closer to the view outside. I love your books and style of writing. It's so nice to *know* you better.
SheriFredricks(at)charter(dot)net

Chrisbails said...

Great interview. Loved the excerpt. The book looks great. Have read the first book from this series and loved it. Thanks for the giveaway.
christinebails@yahoo.com

Evan Blanc said...

Great Interview!! Can't wait to read The Perfect Storm!
evan32_08@yahoo.com

Lori Foster aka L. L. Foster said...

Thanks everyone! I've got my fingers and toes crossed that readers enjoy the new book.

My best to all!

Lori

jenmhart said...

I just love your books. I pick them up w/o even reading the back when I see a new one. hartleyjennifer@ymail.com

Unknown said...

I am so excited to get this next book...I loved the first three!!!! Keep up the great writing Lori :)

Jennifer M.
jenm at psweber . com

Gail Nichols said...

Ms.Foster,
I love your books. Jackson Savor from "Savor The Danger is my favorite hero. I can't wait for Spencer.nicholsgail@rocketmail.com

cwdurbin said...

Lori, I love reading your books! (And I get a little kick out of you being from Cincinnati too!!) I can't wait for the next book to come out. I have it makred on my calendar! cwdurbin@yahoo.com

Mariann said...

Hi,
I am a HUGE fan of Lori's!! I love her books and can't wait for Perfect Storm!! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
Mariann at Belle's Book Bag
mariann76@comcast.net

Tamara Hoffa said...

Can I be the gushing fan here? I have your entire backlist of books, I can't wait for a Perfect Storm tomorrow. I so wanted to go to your conference but it sold out before I had the money, but I'm aiming for next year!
This was a great interview!

sugerlady@aol.com

Johanna R Jochum said...

I loved this series! I can't wait to read The Perfect Storm. Thanks for sharing with us today!

evjochum[AT]aol[DOT]com

Allie said...

Thank you for another giveaway and interview. I am so excited for the newest book and can't wait for the uncoming new series.

Heather Mitchell said...

Can't wait for Perfect Storm. heathermitchell@bellsouth.net

ckinney said...

Great interview! I can't wait for my book to get here.

ck1290@charter.net

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Oh that was such a good excerpt! Cannot wait to grab up a copy of this book :)

acade29@gmail.com

smiles said...

What a great interview, learned some interesting facts. Looking forward to Spencer's and Arizona's book

shelly
shelly@ledgetoplogistics.com

ALBordner said...

Cannot wait for the event in June!! :)

Bordnera@gmail.com

Erica said...
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Elizabeth Banda said...

I cannot wait to read this book! I preordered from Barnes and Noble for what feels like forever ago!

bandaeliz@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Banda said...

I cannot wait to read this book! I preordered from Barnes and Noble for what feels like forever ago!

bandaeliz@yahoo.com

Alexis Brodie said...

I love your books Lori!! I usually read them when I can't take working on my homework for grad school! But I have been reading them for years (about 7 years) and you quickly became my favorite author! Thank you Lori for all the awesome books you write! They help me believe that guys like the ones in your books really exist :) can't wait to get my hands on a copy of A perfect Storm!!

Alexis

superduck202(at)hotmail dot com

Erica said...

You sell more book now? ;) Great interview and I love your books!

ejp737 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading the book!

Becky M.
michelrebb@yahoo.com

Love said...

It's bittersweet, I can't wait to read this, but I'm sad for the end of this great series.

Jlove006@hotmail.com

Norma said...

Nice interview and great advice, and a sweet excerpt too! Looking forward to reading the whole thing!

snostorm55 at yahoo.com

RW1010 said...

So excited when I saw the comment for the RomanceBooksRUS Blog today! While I don't get to read as much as I'd like, I love the escapism that novels provide! Point in fact, I've just begun BUCKHORN BEGINNINGS(I know, right?) & I absolutely love the Hudson brothers! What woman wouldn't love to live in THAT household!?!?! Anyway, if I should happen to win, I would really like to read about Gabe & Jordan! Thanks!
Robin in NC
RW620 AT aol DOT com

Candy said...

If this book is anything like the other books in this series it should be quite an exciting read!

Susan T. said...

Love the interview. Love Lori Foster books and really can't wait to read A Perfect Storm.

Kidsue99@yahoo.com

Allie De Capria said...

After reading that excerpt I cannot wait for the next book in the series. You really got to know the author with the interview. Enjoyed both.

alliedecapria@yahoo.com

Amy2read said...

I don't think I've ever been less than amazed when reading one of your books, its like you can't do anything wrong.

amy2read89@gmail.com

Heather said...

This will be first time attending the conference but I am super excited.

I am anxiously awaiting Spencer's book release!!

hjbmckenna(at)gmail (dot)com

Kris A said...

I can't wait until tomorrow!

Adele Dubois said...

It's so nice to 'meet' you at RBRU! I hope to attend your annual event someday. I've heard many good things about the weekend from author pals and readers alike.

Best wishes for your continued success.

~Adele

Tina said...

Hi Lori,
I love the interview. I love all your books that I've read so far--which is quite a lot, but unfortunately not all. I'm trying to catch up. Wonderful advice you gave to anyone who would like to write.
purpleunicorn19(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

love it all

blkhrt911 said...

Can't wait to read your newest book. I was looking for it over the weekend and found Buckhorn Beginnings which I had somehow missed... now I'm missing the sleep because I was up all night reading!!!

Nancy G said...

Love the interviews with Lori. She always has such great and insightful answers to the questions asked of her. Love the book! Another great book from a great author!

nancyglem@gmail.com

Shan said...

I love ur books. Reading this I realized that we, as readers tend to take for granted how much time and effort is put into getting the books that we loved finished. All we know most of the time is that we want more, NOW. I have been guilty of that myself, especially when I am reading a series and feel as though I am going to go crazy with waiting.

Mainly, I just want to say that I appreciate the effort that you and other authors make to make sure that the finished product will be worth all of the waiting. I have not been disappointed yet by any of your work and I commend you for making it seem so effortless.

Cara Marsi said...

I loved your story of your first sale. Terrific excerpt. I was mesmerized. I've heard great things about your conference. Hopefully, I'll get to one some day.

Cara Marsi said...

Forgot to leave my email. I'd love to win a book.

carolyn4books@aol.com

krazymama_98 said...

What a great interview! I love reading the answers authors give!! The pictures and stuff on facebook are terrific. The pictures of family, the lake, the fish, the sky....:-)

lisakhutson (at) {cox} [dot]

Linda B. said...

This was a great interview. I love Lori's books and I can't wait to read Spencer and Arizona's story. I'm in the process of reading (for about the 5th time)the first three books in the series just to get ready for the
4th one. I would love to see something with Chris being the main character. He's such a lovable smart alec.
codys1mom4@aol.com

Melanie said...

I love Lori Foster! :) I cannot wait to read A Perfect Storm! Saturday was my birthday and my wonderful hubby & daughter got me a Barnes & Noble giftcard! I will be at the bookstore tomorrow for sure to pick up my copy!!

nascarspdfrk@yahoo.com

M. S. Spencer said...

I got a titter out of the editing nightmare of your first book--how familiar is that!! I have a blog on Savvy Authors coming up about just that topic--the agony & the ecstasy of completely revamping your manuscript--my favorite cartoon is an editor facing the new author across his desk. He says, "We loved all the words in your manuscript, but we were wondering if you could maybe put them in a completely different order." Meredith

Cynthia Arsuaga said...

Great interview! Can't wait until the Get Together.

Robin W said...

Excellent excerpt. I want to read more right now! I hope one day to attend your Reader and Writer Weekend.

Robin W
rw313 at bellsouth dot net

Jackie_46 said...

I cannot wait to read this book.

Anonymous said...

As always you're interviews are entertaining. You're down to earth and funny! Poohbear6302@gmail.com

Catrina Barton said...

Nice post with some insightful advice. Thanks for sharing.
P.S. The book sounds amazing.

http://kittysinnerthoughts.blogspot.com/

BertieBottBean said...

I don't think there is any Lori Foster book that I have read that I didn't like! She rocks! There are so many that would make great movies!

Erin P.
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Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read prefect storm! The excerpt only left me wanting more and more. I've loved all of lori's books, they are the best most exciting books ever! :) I'm thinking this book is going to be my top loved book that I'll read over and over a hundred times. I can't wait to meet you Lori! It will be the best day ever ^_^ welp good luck with your book sales and everything else ...... Byee (:

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Samantha said...

I've loved your books since I've started reading them. When I see one in stores and I don't have it I buy. it. Loved the interview also. But I can't wait to read the Perfect Storm.

Samantha H.
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Emma Bell said...

Can't Wait To Get A Copy Today!
Loved the first 3!
Will we ever see any of the books as movies?

- Emma frogebell@yahoo.com

Paty Jager said...

Fun interview, great excerpt!

Jacki C. said...

That was a great interview. I cannot wait for the newest book to come out. I have all of Lori's books in Print and e-book format.

donnas said...

Great interview and excerpt. Cant wait to read more.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Lori Foster aka L. L. Foster said...

Thank you everyone for dropping by! I'm thrilled that so many of you are planning to pick up the book. Readers rock!

My best,

Lori

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