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.
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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