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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Interview of Author Tori Scott

Today I'm pleased to present an interview of romance author Tori Scott.
Latest Book: Chemical Attraction
Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B008Y25QIW

BIO:
Tori Scott has been seriously writing with an eye toward publication for 12 years, though she's been spinning tales and writing poetry since elementary school. She is a former Golden Heart finalist in the prestigious RWA writing contest, a winner in several regional contests, a finalist in the International Digital Awards, and a semi-finalist in the Best Indie Books of 2012. She lists several publications among her accomplishments, including a featured Christmas story in Woman's World magazine.

Q: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
A: I love all of my characters. My favorite across all my books, though, is probably Jake Reilly of Blue Moon over Texas. Jake suffers from a condition common to a lot of men…the inability to voice those all important three little words. Though he feels deeply, voicing those feelings is another story. I tend to fall in love with all of my heroes, but Jake is a little more special than the rest.

Q: If one of your books became a movie, which celebrity would you like to star as one of your heroines? Tell us about your heroine.
A: I would love to see a movie made of Lone Star Justice with Drew Barrymore playing the part of the heroine, Maddie Cooper. Maddie is strong and independent, yet vulnerable when it comes to her daughter, Brandy. Maddie left her small town as a pregnant teenager, returning years later as a judge. But in spite of her success, she once again feels like the daughter of a killer as soon as she drives across the county line.

Q: If one of your books became a movie, which celebrity would you like to star as one of your heroes? Tell us about your hero.
A: Again, for Lone Star Justice, I would love to see Ashton Kutcher play the role of the hero, Rand McCade. Rand is the sheriff of Greendale Texas and he takes his job seriously. He cares about the people who depend on him and is determined to keep them safe. But sometimes circumstances get between what he wants and what he gets.

Q: What’s your strongest point as a writer?
A: My readers seem to think characterization and dialogue are my strongest points. For me, I just try to write characters with real life issues and real life responses to their problems. A lot of the dialogue comes as I'm laying down to sleep. It just starts running through my head and I have to get up and go back to the computer to get it all down. Most nights I finally get to sleep around 4 or 5a.m.

Q: What genre would you like to try writing in but haven’t yet done so? Why?
A: I'm hoping to someday write a thriller. I have some suspense in several of my romances, and a romantic suspense, but I love reading Allison Brennan, Lisa Gardner, Lisa Jackson. I haven't tried it yet because I haven't come up with an idea that hasn't been done. Or at least I haven't come up with a new twist on an idea.

Q: Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Chats, or Twitter. Which do you like best and why?
A: Facebook. I gave up on MySpace, I never remember to blog, chats take up a lot of time and require a lot of focus, and Twitter is only good for sound bites. I love Facebook because I can really connect with my readers, reconnect with old friends, and keep up with my kids who are spread out across the country.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!
When I remember to blog, you can find me at http://toriscott.blogspot.com or, on the second Wednesday of every month, at http://authorsofmainstreet.wordpress.com/.
On Twitter, I'm @ToriScott.
On Facebook, you can find my fan page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tori-Scott/242425259118042.
My Amazon author page is www.amazon.com/author/toriscott.


BLURB:
A hot and sexy office romance with a twist!

When Keara Dane succeeds in developing a love potion that actually works, she finds herself in a world of trouble. From her sexy boss who'd ordered her to drop the project, to the geeky lab assistant who embarrasses himself over her, to getting kidnapped for the formula, Keara's world is turned upside down and inside out. In the process, she learns that maybe, just maybe, dreams do come true.

Riley Vaughn knew Keara had completed the formula against his orders when she spills some on herself and he's overcome with lust like he's never known before. Once the effect wears off, he's going to give Keara a piece of his mind. Until then, he's going to give her a weekend of passion like nothing she's ever experienced.

EXCERPT:
Riley's gaze locked on the droplets of liquid glistening against Keara's tanned skin. Funny, he’d never noticed what beautiful hands she had. Strong, sexy hands that could take his length and stroke it perfectly.

His gaze moved to her face. Her eyes were wide with horror. She almost looked afraid of him. But she had no need to be. He loved her. He’d do anything for her. Didn’t she know that?

Before she could react, he took the bottle from her and moved it to the lab table, out of reach. He eyed the desk behind her, gauging its worth as a make-shift bed.

He needed her, right now. He didn’t care who might walk in. If he couldn’t sink himself into her, he’d go mad. With a shaky hand, he cupped her cheek and lowered his mouth to hers.

She moved her hands to his chest.

"Yes, that’s right. Help me out of these clothes."

But instead of unbuttoning his shirt, she shoved him away. "No. You don’t know what you’re doing."

"Yes, I do," he insisted as he moved closer and reached for the bottom of her shirt. "I’m trying to get us both naked." He needed to see her naked. Now. He'd go mad if he had to wait another moment to feel her breasts in his hands.

"There's something I need to tell you, Riley."

"Later." He lifted the hem of her shirt.

Keara slapped at his hands and retreated behind the desk. "You don’t want to do that. Not really."

"Oh, yes, I do. Really."

"What about Mallory?"

Riley rounded the side of the desk. "What about her? I’m not in love with her. She’s just convenient. For a few baubles a month, I have a ready date and an occasional sex partner."

Keara had suspected as much for a long time, but there was no way Riley would have admitted it if he hadn’t been mentally impaired by the love potion. If he remembered this conversation once the effects of the love potion wore off, he’d fire her for sure.

Just as he would when he figured out she'd kept working on it against his orders.

"Come on, Keara. Quit playing games. We’ve been hot for each other for years. It’s time to admit it and get on with the next step." Riley pulled his tie loose as he dogged her steps around the desk. Now he was unbuttoning his cuffs.

Keara’s heart rate sped up as he moved his long, elegant fingers to his collar. He was going to strip, right here in the laboratory, and there was nothing she could do to stop him.

Eyeing Riley warily as he moved steadily in her direction, she backed toward the door. She had to protect his reputation and her invention. Knowing she was defeated, she turned the lock and flipped a switch on the wall that would light up the "no admittance " sign on the outside of the lab. Looked like her fantasies were about to come true.

Riley's hand slid up the wall beside her head and he leaned forward, his eyes lit with passion. This was what she'd always hoped for, so why did it feel so wrong? Riley was hot for her, had eyes only for her, and she wanted to slip under his arm and run away.

"What's wrong, Keara? Am I moving too fast? Or not fast enough?"

Keara grabbed the life preserver he'd tossed her. "Too fast. Way too fast. You're in a committed relationship, and I'm not the kind to move on another woman's territory." There, that sounded convincing. Right?

Riley chuckled and nuzzled her neck. "The only thing committed in that relationship is my credit card." His lips traveled to her ear and his tongue began to trace the outer edge, sending a shiver through her.

She slipped under his arm and escaped the drugging effect of his closeness. "If you're serious about this, then first you have to go break things off with Mallory. I'm not going to be the other woman." That should give her a few days to find an antidote, because she was pretty sure he wasn't going to give up his blonde beauty that easily.

Without saying a word, Riley crossed the room and picked up the telephone. Keara's jaw dropped as she listened to his side of the conversation and realized that, just like that, Riley was a free man. Now what was she supposed to do?

From the look on his face, she had a pretty good idea Riley knew exactly what she was supposed to do.

He crooked his finger in her direction. "Come here."


Anything else you’d like to add?
Just that I love the holidays, and I'm celebrating this year by releasing a Christmas novella called The Christmas Wish (based on my Woman's World short story) and the third Lone Star Cowboys book titled The Bluest Eyes in Texas. They should both be out by mid-December.

Thanks for having me here! I'd love to hear from readers on Twitter or Facebook.

6 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

Loved your excerpt - congrats on your newest publication. :)

Sandy said...

What a great twist in your story, Tori. Loved the questions and answers.

jean hart stewart said...

That's a wonderful premise for a story. Congratulations...

Cara Marsi said...

I enjoyed your interview. I really like the premise of Chemical Attraction. Way cool!

LKF said...

Loved your interview and excerpt. Sounds like a great story. Congrats!
Lynda

Tori Scott said...

Thanks everyone! Sorry I was MIA yesterday. Was finalizing the newest novella, The Christmas Wish, and getting it uploaded. Sometimes life gets away from me. :)

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