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Friday, June 8, 2012

Interview of Author Lauren Fraser

Today I'm pleased to present an interview of romance author Lauren Fraser.

Latest Book: Rode Hard
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Lauren Fraser resides in British Columbia Canada, with her husband and two children. When she’s not busy writing, Lauren loves to spend time with her family outside-camping, hiking and kayaking.

Lauren writes about love and relationships in many different forms, but in the end she’s a sucker for a happy ending. She is multi-published and loves to hear from her readers. For the latest updates, visit her website.

 Q: Do all your heroes and all heroines look the same in your mind as you “head write”?
 A: Definitely not. I have a really clear picture in my mind of exactly what my characters look like, their mannerisms etc. I tend to picture them talking and they way they look when they are doing something. It’s kind of like a little movie in my head. Since I see it soooo clearly that’s probably why I find it so frustrating when it doesn’t read the same on the page as it does in my mind. LOL

Q: Do you eat comfort food when writing? If so, what food inspires your imagination?
A: No, I don’t really eat anything in particular when I’m writing and I can’t honestly think of any food that particularly inspires my imagination. But I do need lots of tea when I’m writing, my mind just doesn’t fire right without it, which is probably why my cupboard is overflowing with different kinds.

Q: What hobby do you enjoy when not writing?
A: I like to read and cook when I’m not working and now that the weather is getting nice again I’ll be packing in as much kayaking as I can before the fall hits and it’s too cold to do it.

Q: What is your favorite romance book that you’ve read?
A: Hmm that’s a tough one, there are so many good books out there. I think one of my favorite romances is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, I love that book.

Q: What genre would you like to try writing in but haven’t yet done so? Why?
A: Romantic suspense. I really enjoy reading that genre but so far I haven’t tried my hand at them. Hopefully someday in the future I’ll give it a try. I have to find time for all the current plot bunnies first before I jump into something new.

Q: Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Chats, or Twitter. Which do you like best and why?
A: Hmm probably twitter. I’m terrible at all of them unfortunately, I never know what to post. LOL. Twitter is probably the easiest for me because it’s easy to reply to people’s posts. Plus I really like doing writing sprints with people on twitter, they force me to stay focused and get my butt in the chair.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all! e
Ellora’s Cave

BLURB: Book one in the Cowboy Code series.
Six weeks surrounded by hot, rugged cowboys doesn’t sound like hard work at all. In fact, writer Kat McCray is going to enjoy this assignment. One look at sexy ranch owner Justin Shaw and she knows exactly how she plans to spend her downtime. In his bed.

 Justin works hard and has the body to prove it. And he plays even harder—him and his two best friends. He’s more than happy to help Kat explore her darkest fantasies…especially the ones that involve all four of them.

Kat’s walk on the wild side is only temporary—Arizona is a lifetime away from her real life in New York. But she can’t deny she’s starting to fall for Justin. He’s sexy as hell and sweet as sin. And their sexual experiences with his two friends are nothing short of scorching. That doesn’t change the fact she’s going home at the end of her stay. Unless she can somehow turn this fantasy into reality.

Placing his hand at the small of her back, he led Kat off the dance floor and over toward the bar in the back corner. “What can I get you?”

 “Just a beer would be good.”

“Really? I’m sure they have coolers or something if you’d prefer.”

Kat snorted. “No, beer’s good.”

“Sorry, I just totally offended you, didn’t I?”

“Little bit.” She laughed. “I work for a sports magazine, Justin. You can’t work in that environment and not be a beer drinker.”

“Fair enough. I’ll be right back.”

Pushing his way through the crowd, he leaned his arms on the bar to wait his turn. A hip bumped him, and he glanced over at the little brunette beside him.

“Hi, Justin.”

Crap, what was her name again? “Hey.”

“It’s Lisa,” she said, pointing to her chest.

“Lisa, right. How’s it going?”

He looked back at the bartender, praying the man would come over soon.

“Much better now that I know you’re here.” She sidled up closer to him and brushed her breasts against his arm.

Where the hell was the bartender?

 “You had a great ride today.” Lisa leaned her body weight into him and stumbled, forcing him to grab her hip to hold her upright.

“You want to buy me a drink?” she asked.

He glanced over his shoulder toward Kat. She stood watching him with a mocking smile. Damn.

He looked down at Lisa. She was hot enough. The kind of woman he normally took home from one of these things. Hell, he already had taken her home once. He shifted uncomfortably, even if he wasn’t hoping for things to happen with Kat he’d shoot Lisa down. He never did repeats with groupies. It always gave them the wrong impression and the last thing he wanted was someone dogging him everywhere he went.

“Sorry, Lisa, I’m with someone tonight.” He smiled to soften the blow. She glanced over his shoulder toward Kat then ran her hand along his chest.

“Well, if you change your mind come find me,” she purred.

He shook his head. Here he had this woman throwing herself at him and damn if the woman he really wanted wasn’t trying to brush him off. A normal guy would take the sure thing, but then he never had liked to do things the easy way.

After paying for the two beers, he wove his way through the crowd to where Kat stood waiting for him.

“Thanks for the beer. Is this where you tell me you got a better offer?” Kat nodded her head toward his right.


He followed her direction and saw Lisa standing with her hands on her hips. The other woman stood with her friends, all watching him as if he were the prize-winning cow at the state fair.

“Not interested.” He stepped closer to her. “If I’m going home with anyone tonight, sugar, it’s gonna be you.”

Kat took a sip of her beer. Her eyes kept flashing back to the group of women. “You sure? They seem pretty determined.”

He moved toward her and she stepped back. Crowding her until her back hit the wall, forcing her to stop. With the beer bottle in his hand, he placed his knuckles on either side of her head on the wall, hemming her in. Her eyes turned a smoky gray and she licked her lips.

“I can be pretty determined when I want to be too.”

“I can see that.” Her hand shook as she brought the bottle to her mouth and took a sip. He smiled. She looked around the room, pretending nonchalance, but was betrayed by a telltale tremor. It had been a long time since he’d met a woman who obviously wanted him but wasn’t ready to jump into bed right away.

“Looks like your friends are leaving,” she murmured.

Duncan and Kasey had a petite brunette sandwiched between them as they headed toward the exit.

“How come they’re both leaving when only one of them picked up a lady?” Her brow wrinkled with a cute frown.

Justin couldn’t help but laugh. He looked at Kat and raised one eyebrow in question.

She gasped. “Seriously, they’re both going to sleep with her?”

“I don’t imagine there’ll be much sleeping, darlin’.” He chuckled.

Kat blushed as she continued to stare at the three people weaving their way outside. “Do they do that a lot?”

 He shrugged. “Guess it depends on your definition of a lot.”

“Wow. I thought that kind of thing only happened with strippers and porn stars.”

Justin burst out laughing. “Umm, nope.”

Her mouth dropped open. “Do you have them too?”

 He laughed at her shocked tone and tried to cover it with a cough. “Umm…well, I’ve been known to have tried it a time or two.”

“Seriously?” Her eyes widened.

It really wasn’t as big a deal as she was making it out to be. He shrugged.

 “Wow, umm…so is it everything I’ve heard it is?” Her face flushed again but her breath hitched as she waited for his answer. Seemed his little house guest had a bit of a hidden wild side. She might not be an easy lay but she definitely would be worth the effort.

He leaned down to whisper in her ear. “With the right people it can be hotter than hell. Is that something you want to explore while you’re here, city girl?”

She gasped. “Umm, yeah, no, I’m uh…” she stammered.

Justin laughed. “If you change your mind just let me know.” He nipped her ear and she groaned. “But for tonight I want you all to myself. I’ve got some fantasies of my own brewing about you.” “Is that right?”

“Oh honey, that’s definitely right.” He ran his tongue along the shell of her ear then sucked the lobe inside his mouth and flicked it, playing with her dangling earring with his tongue. Kat’s head dropped back against the wall and her eyes closed.

He nipped the soft little spot behind her ear and she moaned.

Kat gripped the front of his shirt with her hand. “All right, cowboy, you win. Let’s get out of here,” she said, pushing him backward and propelling herself off the wall.

“Finally,” he growled.
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Anything else you’d like to add?
I recently contracted book two in my Cowboy Code series with Ellora’s Cave. As soon as I have a release date for Rough Stock, Book 2, I’ll post it on my website.

Thank you so much for having me as a guest.


Paris said...

Welcome, Lauren! Loved the excerpt. Rode Hard definitely sounds like a fun read!

jean hart stewart said...

Soucds like a really good read. Best of luck with this.. I'm sure you'll have it..

Lauren Fraser said...

Thanks Paris and Jean. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt. *grin*

Liz said...

Sounds like one hot story. Thanks for the interview

Cara Marsi said...

Hi, Lauren. I enjoyed getting to know you. Your book sounds hot, hot, hot. Congratulations!

Tina Donahue said...

Rode Hard sounds amazing. I love hot, sexy stories. :)

Adele Dubois said...

It's so nice to meet you! Thank you for joining us at RBRU.

Best of luck with your release!


Cynthia Arsuaga said...

You had me at sugar and darlin'! Nice to get to know you Lauren. Always love some cowboy lovin'!
Thanks for stopping by today at RBRU.

Sandy said...

What a fun excerpt, Lauren. Who doesn't love riding a cowboy? lol Interesting interview.

flchen1 said...

Fun interview and post, Lauren! Congrats on the upcoming sequel, too! YAY! :)

LKF said...

Hi Lauren. Your excerpt was great and your book sounds hot. Enjoyed the post. Thanks for sharing

Molly Daniels said...

I enjoy doing 'word wars' on twitter also; it helps jumpstart the creativity:)

I've been to BC twice; we spent a week in Manning Park, plus have been to the Capilano Suspended Bridge. Really enjoyed it!

My sister lives in New West, and hope to return for a visit some day.

Molly Daniels said...

Oh, also been to White Rock:)

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

Great excerpt! I love that your characters are fully formed in your mind.

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