Guest Post: Lucianne Rivers, Author of the Caldwell Sisters Trilogy + Giveaway!

Filed in featured , Giveaways , Guest Post , Lucianne Rivers , The Danger Lover Posted on November 21, 2011 @ 7:00 am 13 comments

We are delighted to welcome Lucianne Rivers to BLI today today as part of her Entangled Publishing Blog Tour in celebration of the release of her Caldwell Sisters Romantic Suspense series. Hold Me and Thrill Me, and Entice Me are now available and have met with excellent reviews. Lucianne has a facinating CV, a former stage and television actress, she now writes romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Cobblestone Press. Lucianne now manages a non-profit and is New Mexico State Champion in her weight class for Olympic style weightlifting. Long story. Recently she has taken up Crossfit, Jiu Jitsu and boxing. Born and raised in Ireland, Lucianne currently lives in New Mexico with her young daughter.

When I chose to write about Margo Caldwell, the heroine of THRILL ME (wedged between HOLD ME & ENTICE ME), I didn’t realize how much I wanted to be her; to live vicariously through her as her writer. Margo has just made detective at the Santa Fe Police Department, which means she’s been a patrol officer for the requisite five years. Prior to that she went through the NM Law Enforcement Academy for five months of residential (except for weekends) training. Prior still, she passed the Santa Fe Police fitness test: 1.5 mile run in 15 mins 45 secs, a 300 meter sprint in only 71 secs, 32 sit-ups in a minute followed by 23 push-ups. Then she took a written test, and oral exam, a physical exam and a psychological
screening. All to be paid under $20 an hour, working graveyard shift (11pm-7am) with sporadic days off having abuse hurled at you by the dregs of society. So why does she do it? Because she’s a badass, that’s why. Margo loves a challenge. There is nothing she can’t do if she sets her mind to it. Including falling in love, which she does the same way she does everything else: all or nothing.

It’s not often a woman like that can meet a man who will not be intimidated. Margo isn’t sweet, or coy, or timid. Just the opposite, she will open her mouth, say exactly what she’s thinking and expect the same in return.

Writing Margo’s story made me remember a lifelong dream of being a police officer. I’ve been on a ride-along with a lady officer in the past, and had a tour of the local police station. Little did I realize exactly how much I wanted to live Margo’s life until recently. So, I applied to the SFPD and am currently in training to meet the fitness requirements. So far, I’m a couple of vital seconds over the limit on the sprint, but know I can pass the other tests with flying colors. It’s strange to be influenced by my own fictionally penned story; a weird sort of symbiotic relationship.

And inside Margo’s fictional world, I wonder if she’s considering leaving the force and becoming a romance writer…

Heartsick over the untimely death of her mother, Allison Caldwell is blindsided again by the secret revealed in her mom’s will. Her supposedly dead father is alive, and she and her two sisters must find him in order to settle the Caldwell estate.

Robert Rivera, private investigator and former Navy SEAL, alerts Allison to new intel identifying her father as a P.O.W. in Afghanistan. With her sisters out of the country pursuing leads, Allison insists on heading to the war-ravaged country to find him. Robert doesn’t want his naïve client to take the risk. He knows what danger lays in that godforsaken land…he’s
lived through it. Barely.

But Allison is determined to go, and Robert can’t let her travel alone. Reluctantly appreciative, Allison quickly realizes how much she needs his guidance and protection, and how deeply she longs for his love. Robert struggles to understand her effect on his battle-weary heart.

The path to Allison’s father is blocked by terrorists, traps and treachery—all demons of Robert’s past. Can he survive a second round with the enemy and keep Allison out of harm’s way?

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Entangled Publishing has generously offered digital copies of Lucianne’s entire trilogy, Hold Me, Thrill Me & Entice Me to one lucky commenter! 🙂

All you have to do is leave a meaningful comment about Lucianne’s post or a question for her!
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave us a way to contact you.
(Email in blogger profile or twitter name – no way to contact you – no entry).

This giveaway is open worldwide!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 3, 2011; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!


About Lea

Lea is an animal loving, tree hugging vegetarian who lives in Toronto, Canada with her family, which includes three dogs. She is a prolific reader and has been blogging and reviewing since 2008. Lea is a contributor at the USA Today HEA Blog and an active member at Goodreads.

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  • Diane November 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Do you get information on police work simply by calling your local police station or is it done over the internet?
    a lot of suspense books have information in them that has to be true but where do authors get all of it?

    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

    • Lucianne Rivers November 23, 2011 at 11:38 am

      Hi Diane, the internet is a great source, for sure, but I have a friend who is a police officer, and he tells me what he can about procedure, etc.

  • Victoria November 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    I haven't read you but based on the blurbs this series of books sounds very action packed. ENTICE ME sounds especially like a book I'd enjoy. Thank you.


  • Arianne Cruz November 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    OOh, I love me a strong female character 🙂 Yeah, sometimes, I also want to live through the characters of a book because it sounds amazing. They can do a lot of things that I can't…
    email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

  • Na November 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I also like a strong female protagonist. She's a fighter but she also needs love 🙂


  • aurian November 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Ooo Stella already made me put all those books on my wishlist with her glowing reviews. Thanks for the interesting blogpost as well.
    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

  • Lucianne Rivers November 23, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Thanks for stopping by, all!! Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Anne R November 23, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I love that your story has inspired you to try something new, as part of the SFPD. I wish you success in your journey!
    areeths at new dot rr dot com

  • Jen B. November 23, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I think it is so cool how authors research for their books. I have always wanted to do a ride along with a police officer.

  • SarahM November 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Great post! I have no desire to be a police officer – way too hard a job! But I understand about admiring and wanting to be like a fictional character 🙂

    smaccall AT

  • Lisa Richards November 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    What is about these bad ass women that has us coming back time after time? Envy maybe.

  • Tamsyn November 26, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Sounds like a great series. I think I would prefer to be a P.I. to a law officer. Too many rules and regulations.


  • Barbara November 29, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Great post! WOW…a chance to win an entire series? AWESOME! This sounds like a good one…Fab covers too!

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