Friday 14 December 2012

Let It Snow Books: Interview with Lori Foster + Giveaway

Welcome to Day 5 of Let it Snow Books 2012, where for the next three weeks you have the chance to read some really fun holiday posts from some of your favorite authors, both here and at Ex Libris.

Today, we welcome author Lori Foster here at Books to Brighten your Mood with a festive post and you will have the chance to win a copy of Run the Risk, Lori's latest release. Well, Lori Foster needs no further introductions from me, I suppose. Her work and her stories are simply amazing and incredibly sexy! So, it's not a big surprise that A Perfect Storm is among my favorite romantic suspense books of the year!
Do you want to remember why I loved A Perfect Storm so much? Read my review here:
A Perfect Storm was a really pleasant surprise for me! You see, I had in mind to read something by Lori Foster, so when I was given the opportunity to participate in the Blog Tour for her newest release, I jumped right on to it!

A Perfect Storm is the 4th book in The Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series and although I haven't read the previous 3 books in the series, let me tell you...
Read the rest of the review here.

Since this whole event is about the Best Books we read in 2012, could you share with us some of your favorite titles you read this year?
Lori: I sort of glommed 3 different authors over the summer. Jill Shalvis with her "Lucky Harbor" series, Erin McCarthy with her "Fast Track" series, and Macy Beckett with her "Sultry" series. I have a few more from the first two series to read, and I'm looking forward to them! Both authors write fast paced, sexy, FUN stories.
Macy is fairly new, so only her first book, "Sultry With A Twist," is out. I got to read the second story as an arc before publication. Good stuff!
Currently I'm reading a YA book (my first!) titled "Pushing the Limits," by Katie McGarry. I'm hooked! It is extremely emotional and sexy and engaging.

What makes you feel that Christmas time is finally here?
Lori: The smell of cinnamon and evergreen! I love walking into a store and inhaling those holiday scents.
I love my Christmas music too. Neil Diamond's Christmas album is one of my favorites. Elvis too. And compilations by contemporary artists are always good!
Early on my husband and I start making plans. We always have Christmas Eve at our house and we usually end up with around 60 guests. I like to buy a gift for everyone, so we start shopping late October. I wrap everything, bake cookies, decorate the inside and outside of the house... I'm not a fan of the cold or snow, but it's wonderful if we have the white stuff right at the holidays. It makes an otherwise stark landscape so pretty.

Do you have any favorite holiday themed stories (movies or books)?
Lori: Scrooged, A Christmas Story, and many of the holiday cartoons like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Love to watch those with my grandson!

What would be your (bookish or not) New Year’s resolutions?
Lori: My resolutions are always the same, and I never manage to stick with them. Eat better, exercise more, take more vacations... My husband and I are so fortunate that we're still, after so many years together, so happy. We fill up each and every day with a variety of things and that makes any sort of a routine difficult. (That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!)

What would you ask Santa to bring you this year?
Lori: Hmmm... there's really nothing that I want that I don't just go and get for myself. If we're talking pure magic, I'd ask that he bring lots and lots of wonderful gifts to the kids at the "One Way Farm," a nearby home for abused and abandoned children. It's a constant source of heartache for me, knowing that there are children out there who are hurt, scared, or alone. It should never be that way.
In fact, this holiday season, it'd be amazing if everyone cut back on shopping for each other and instead donated one awesome gift - or the cash equivalent - to your local children's organization for kids in need. I promise, that's the very best gift you can get for yourself.

Happy holidays to everyone!

Happy Holidays Lori and thank you for stopping by today!

About the author

Lori Foster first published with Harlequin in January 1996. Her second book launched Temptation Blaze and her 25th book launched Temptation Heat. Since those early days, Lori has routinely had 6 to 10 releases a year. She’s a Waldenbooks, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author with over 50 titles published through a variety of houses, including Berkley/Jove, Kensington, St. Martins, Harlequin and Silhouette.

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About the Book:
Title: A Perfect Storm
Author: Lori Foster
Series:Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #4
Publisher: HQN Books
Length: 442 pages
Release Date:March 27th 2012
Purchase Info: Book Depository, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads

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...


Lori has generously offered a copy of Run the Risk to one lucky winner. (Open Internationally.)All giveaways end on January 5th.

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  1. The Green Mile by Stephen King, Legend by Marie Lu, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. River road by suzanne Jonhson, the janus affair by pip ballantine and tee morris, the seduction of phaetn black by jillian stone and several others^^

    thank you for the giveaway and happy holidays

  3. Some of the best books I've read in 2012 are: Fire by Kristin Cashore, Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James and many more ;)
    Greetings, Melanie

  4. Betrayed by Ednah Walters, First Grave to the right by darynda jones, touch by an alien by gini koch, and few of hisrom books

  5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Soulless, and Explosive Eighteen.

  6. Robyn Carr's and Jill Shalvis's books. And Lori's of course!

    1. Thank you! I haven't read Robyn Carr yet - but I've heard amazing things. And I already adore Jill's work!

  7. I read the Fifty Shades Series this year which I loved, and also re-read the SBC series by Lori Foster and tons more!

  8. Goodness, so many to choose from...I've loved all the Jill Shalvis, Kristan Higgans, Lori Foster books I've read this year. I've gotten into some new authors (Catherine McKenzie with "Arranged" which led me to her her other two). Basically, I consider most every book I read to be the best book (at that time) so it's hard to pin down.
    Thanks for the give away. Merry Christmas!

  9. Lori Foster and Rosanne Bittner are my most favorite authors! I would love to win! Merry Christmas everyone

  10. I am so excited for Lori and would love to win this book. Good luck everyone.

  11. I just love Lori Foster!! Thanks for the give away.

    The best ones that I read this year would be Fifty Shades Series and Crossfire Series


  12. I have read the whole Men of Honor series by Lori Foster, The Leopard series by Christine Feehan, The Elite Ops Series By Lora Leigh, Nobody's Baby but Mine by Suasan Elizabeth Phillips and so much more.

  13. Thoughtless & Effortless by S.C. Stephens, On Dublin Street by Samantha Young, Exquisite by Ella Frank, The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle, Knight by Kristen Ashley, If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones :)

    thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  14. When you Dare and the rest of the honor series by Lori foster, The perfect hope by Nora roberts, ready, willing, able, by Lucy monroe. and many many more

  15. Lori Foster's Those Who Walk The Edge Series--loved them and can't wait for What Chris Wants. Loved Tara Janzen's Steele Street Series--all of those hot cars and hot guys. I just finished the #3 of the Callahan series from Lora Leigh. Loved those as well.

  16. I have read Jill Shalvis' Lucky Harbor, Lauren Dane's Brown series, Emma Lang's Cirlce Eight and Heartless series, Beth Williamson's Devils on Horseback series, and many others.

    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays!

  17. Definitely The Fault in Our Stars. But I've also adored Lori's book A Perfect Storm! I just love her Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor books:)

  18. I enjoyed Bitter Blood by Rachel Caine and all the JD Robb books...

  19. I read Lori's Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series, LOVED every book! Best Historical Romance I read was One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean- AMAZING! I also really enjoyed SEP's The Great Escape, and have fallen in love with the Firefighters of Jennifer Bernard's "The Bachelor Fireman of San Gabriel Series"- my favorite of the series is Sex and the Single Fireman- I was lucky enough to receive an eARC copy and it is so awesome!

  20. I enjoyed What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen; Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Drynda Jones; and of course, ICED by KMM. I could go on and on..Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Men who Walk the Edge of Honor Series, loved, Blacktop Cowboys Series, Lorelei James, Fools Gold Series, just to name a few. Thanks for the giveaway

  22. Oracle's Moon and Lord's Fall from the Elder Raced series by Thea Harrison . Lover Reborn JR Ward

  23. Elder Race Series, BDB Series, Robyn Carr (anything she writes!).

  24. I agree withe Irene - Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison was outstanding. Also Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews and Fourth Grave by Darynda Jones.

  25. I enjoyed a number of books this year such as:

    True Sisters
    The Scandalous Scot
    The Lady Who Broke the Rules
    A Matter of Class
    Jeneration X

    More are listed and reviewed at my site on Goodreads. There are so many wonderful novels to read. I wish I had two sets of eyes! :-)

  26. I've read so many books by so many different authors this year, but the best I have read are: anything by Lori Foster, the Dark Sword & Dark Warrior series by Donna Grant, the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter, and Lynsay Sands vampire novels.

    Tammy C.

  27. So many great authors and so many books. Here are a few ... Lora Leigh - Nauti Temptation, Lori Foster - A Perfect Storm, Jill Shalvis - Forever and a Day, Sylvia Day - Refelcted in You, and Cynthia Eden - Angel in Chains just to name a few!

  28. So many great authors and so many books. Here are a few ... Lora Leigh - Nauti Temptation, Lori Foster - A Perfect Storm, Jill Shalvis - Forever and a Day, Sylvia Day - Refelcted in You, and Cynthia Eden - Angel in Chains just to name a few!

  29. I Loved 'Wool' by Hugh Howey, 'The Highest Bidder' series, the 'Inn at Boonesboro' series from Nora Roberts, 'Creed' by Kristen Ashley, 'Mending Fences' & 'Finding Refuge' by Lucy Francis, and 'A Perfect Storm' by Lori Foster. :-)

  30. You're all too kind! Thank you so much.
    I love hearing which books are your favorites.
    If anyone likes YA, I read an amazing YA recently (my first one!) by Katie McGarry, titled, "Pushing The Limits." Excellent! I can't wait for the 2nd one.
    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

  31. All the luck Harbor Jill Shalvis books that came out this year. Susan Mallery Fools Gold series book and of course anything Lori Foster!

    Lisa B

  32. This year has been full of amazing stories and many writers. Lori Foster, Nora Roberts, Robyn Carr, Emily March and Maya Banks have been some of the best. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Lori P

  33. I really got into Susan Mallery this year, I fell in love with her Fool's Gold series. I have been a fan of Jill Shalvis for about 3 years now and love all of her books. Lori is always a favorite of mine and I love The Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series!

  34. Calling All the Shots by Katherine Garbera...recently finished Caridad Pineiro book More Than a Mission, now reading The Rebel King by Kathleen Creighton.

  35. I read so many books it is hard to name them all. Lately I have been reading Clive Cussler books, Raise the Titanic to name one. I have also read every Jayne Ann Krentz and Lori Foster that has come out....except anthologies....don't like anthologies.

  36. I liked Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.


  37. Thanks for a fun post! One of the best (and this has been a fantastic reading year for me :) ) has to be The Witness by Nora Roberts.

  38. Lover reborn by JR Ward

  39. Kimberly Lang's What Happens in Vegas

  40. I have read a lot of books this year. My favorite is Lover Reborn by J R Ward. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. I just got back into reading this November and read less than 10 books, but the ones that stuck to me was World War Z and Renegade.

  42. Easy by Tammara Webber, Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent, Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover, My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron.

  43. The Sea of Tranquility, Barely Breathing, The Fault in Our Stars, My Life Next Door :)

  44. I have read so many great books this year it is hard to narrow them down. I loved the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day, Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis, Your Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series, Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, Lover Reborn by JR Ward...I could go on and on.

  45. Beautiful Disaster - Jamie McGuire
    Pushing The Limits - Katie McGarry
    Lover Reborn - J.R Ward
    My Favorite Mistake - Chelsea M. Cameron

  46. The best books that I've read in 2012
    1. LUX series (Obsidian and Onyx) by Jennifer L.Armentrout
    2. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
    3. The 13th Tale
    4. The Goddess Test series by Aimee Carter

    Thanks for this giveaway.

  47. So many to choose from, thank goodness I kept my list on goodreads.
    Married by Monday by Catherine Bybee

  48. Jean Johnson - Theirs not to reason why - A soldier's Duty and An Officer's Duty. All the Alien books by Gini Koch, and Gail Carriger's books.

  49. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
    Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
    Opal (Lux, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Independence(Significance, #4) by Shelly Crane

  50. Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara, Trapped by Kevin Hearne, Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane, Gunmetal Magic by Stacia Kane and Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb.

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  51. Sea of Tranquility - Katja Millay
    Iced - Karen Marie Moning
    Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry

    and many, many more. I simply can't think of specific ones at the moment. :D

  52. The Sweetest thing by Jill Shalvis', Department 19 by Will Hill

  53. The entire series of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE by George RR Martin is brilliant.

  54. The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting!

  55. The Hunger Games series.
    Confesions of a Shopaholic.
    The Gunslinger by Steven King.
    Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie.
    Soooo many more.... :-)

  56. Wanderlove - Kristne Hubbard
    Cleopatra's Moon
    River of Time series

  57. Bared to You and Reflected In You

  58. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Thoughtless & Effortless by S.C. Stephens, The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski


  59. Wallbanger , by Alice Clayton
    Unspoken , by Sarah Rees Brennan

  60. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, Iced by Karen Marie Moning, Unclaimed by Courtney Milan, Naken in Death by JD Robb, pretty much the whole Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane, Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas and Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins.

  61. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Divergent by Veronica Roth

  62. Jennifer Ashley's McKenzie Brothers series, Pamela Clare's MacKinnons, Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harborand Animal Magnetism series's and Shannon Sracey's Kowalski's all 4 and 5* books.

  63. The Immortal rules-Julie Kagawa
    The lux series-JLA


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