Guest Post: A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster + Giveaway

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Today, we are really honored to be the next stop in The Perfect Storm Blog Tour! I had the chance to read and review the Perfect Storm and let me tell you, I loved it to pieces 🙂 Lori Foster delivers a story full of romance and action and introduces a couple of characters that I promise you won’t soon forget!

So, Lori Foster is stopping by Book Lovers for a brief Q&A and a giveaway of her newest release at the end of the post. For more information check at the end of the post 🙂


Q: What is, in your opinion, the key to a great romance in real life?

A: I’ve only had one real romance – my oh-so-wonderful hubby – so I can only speak from my own experience. He’s my best friend, always there for me, supportive beyond belief, committed to our family, hilariously funny, very, VERY aware of me as his wife. J He constantly gives me compliments I don’t deserve, and I know, without a single shadow of a doubt, that he loves me. No matter what else happens, knowing that makes it okay.

Q: Which part of A PERFECT STORM was the most enjoyable to write?

A: Oh, I LOVED the scene where Arizona finally got to show off her skills. After she was taken again, and she sort of took over and directed the “boys” on what to do and how to do it. Loved, loved, loved that scene. I think I grinned the whole time I was writing it. She said something when Spencer and the others showed up, like maybe “I see you boys have your party dresses on,” or something close. (I don’t feel like looking it up.) She meant all their kick-ass gear. That line was SO Arizona. I just loved her.

Q: Which part of A PERFECT STORM was the least enjoyable to write?

A: Her tragic memories, the times when she’d suffered so much. I cried. I’m such a sap. I put this stuff on paper and I cry for the characters who won’t cry for themselves.

Q: Do you have a favorite Man Who Walks the Edge of Honor? Why or why not?

A: Trace! He was such a bossy, hunky, take-charge character. He was almost like a historical hero, being so autocratic. I thought it was great fun how he continually tried to get one up on Priss, and somehow she got the better of him each time. 😉

Q: How much, and what kinds of, research went into creating this series?

A: I watched several “specials” on TV. Human trafficking seems to be the topic of the moment. I read research books, articles, and searched the net extensively. I also watched the movie, “Taken,” with Liam Neeson, which is sort of what got me started on the idea of writing romance based around human trafficking. I figured watching it again wouldn’t hurt. Much of what was in that movie didn’t apply, since it was international instead of state-bound. But I still absorbed the feelings and tone of the situation.


Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette and Samhain. She is currently with Berkley/Jove.

Where to find Lori:
Website | Twitter Facebook



Mediamuscle has generously offered one paperback copy of A Perfect Storm to one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is leave a meaningful comment about the post.
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please be sure to include a valid email address in the comment form (need not be in the actual body of the comment).

This giveaway is open to US/Canada residents only!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, April 7th, 2012; we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!!!!

And don’t forget to visit all the other great blogs taking part in The Perfect Storm Blog Tour and check for more giveaways and all sort of goodies, as well as participate in the Scavenger Hunt!!! You can check here for more details 🙂

About Anna

Anna is a psychologist from Greece.You can almost always find her with a book stuck under her nose,so it's no wonder that all her friends make a joke of her.Apart from reading she dreams of the day she'll be able to travel around the world!Anna also blogs at Books to Brighten your Mood.

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  • aurian March 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Wow, a non-international contest here. That is a rare thing.
    Thanks for the interview ladies, I enjoyed reading it. But sadly, cannot enter the contest.

  • LSUReader March 28, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I’ve been reading Lori’s books for years. I’m looking forward to A Perfect Storm. Thanks for the post and giveaway.

  • Merisha Abbott March 28, 2012 at 10:03 am

    OMG! The cover is delicious!! The book sounds wonderful! Would love to read!

  • Viki S. March 28, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Great interview. I haven’t read any of this series yet but if TAKEN was part of your research the series must be intense. Thank you.

  • erinf1 March 28, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Thanks for the great interview! I live under a rock so I hadn’t heard of Lori and her book sounds awesome! Definitely going to add to my wishlist. Does this series have to be read in order though?

    Thanks again!

  • Joanne B March 28, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I’ve read the first three books in this series. They were fantastic. Can’t wait to read A Perfect Storm. I’m sure it’s amazing also. Thanks for the great interview.


  • AH March 28, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I can’t believe that I have not yet had a chance to read this series. The covers are eye-catching and I must add these books to the to-read list.

  • KellyM March 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I’ve been looking forward to reading A Perfect Storm. This has been a really great series. Trace has been my favorite so far.

  • Marika Weber March 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I absolutely loved the Edge Series. Can’t wait to read A Perfect Storm.


    And yes, Trace is yummy! 🙂

  • Estella March 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I love this series! Am looking forward to reading A Perfect Storm.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  • Na March 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    It sounds like you have a wonderful real life romance. I think if your partner is your best friend and loves you no matter what, then that’s lucky indeed. These traits I also like seeing in fictional heroes. It makes them come to life for me. Congratulations on the release of A Perfect Storm. It sounds full of action.

  • Chandragay March 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Thank goodness for the fact that I “am not” the only one that cries when reading books. I felt so alone in that matter. Thank you Lori.

  • Jen B. March 28, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I love, love this series. I got all three books at once and read them practically back to back (I had to take a small break from all of the action). I can hardly wait to learn more about Spencer and Arizona. jepebATverizonDOTnet

  • Karen C March 28, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I’ve been looking forward to the release – Congratulations – of A Perfect Storm. I really enjoyed the first three books in the Edge of Honor series. And my husband is my best friend, too.

  • donnas March 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Great interview. I love Lori’s books. Have a feeling I might cry during it now though.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  • June March 29, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I have read many books regarding human trafficking lately. It does seem like a very popular subject matter, although it is also very frightening. I have not read the first 3 books but I do have them on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win this latest one. Congrats on the release!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  • Arianne March 29, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Her answer about her husband is just so romantic!! I hope I can have something like that one day, too 🙂

    email: cruz042 at

  • bn100 March 29, 2012 at 2:41 am

    I enjoyed the interview and your books. Looking forward to your latest release.

  • Victoria Zumbrum March 29, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  • Joy March 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

    How did you come up with the name Arizona for the girl? That sounds more like a boy ‘s name. the book sounds really good

  • kay swederski March 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

    What a nice interview – you are so lucky to have found your love. I love how you talk about your husband. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Menina.iscrazy March 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Great interview! I am looking forward to reading this book. I enjoyed Trace of Fever a great deal.

    It’s great that you have only one romance not everyone can say that. 🙂

    menina.iscrazy @

  • Marissa March 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Wet t-shirt! I love it! And the hairy chest on Trace of Darkness is just beautiful! Lori’s books are always keepers, for both the great covers and the stories themselves. Can’t wait to get this new one!

  • Diane Sallans March 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I so enjoy reading Laurie’s books! It’s great that we are getting a fourth in this series and hope there are more on the horizon. Arizona sounds like a great female character – love it when a lady can kick butt!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  • StacieD March 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Trace is my favorite hero from the series so far. I am looking forward to Spencer’s story. Congratulations on the new release!

  • Yadira A. March 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I am ashamed to admit I haven’t read this series yet, but I promise it’s in my TBR pile (the first 3). Good luck on the rest of your tour and congrats on the latest! Looks fantastic!!!

  • Justine March 30, 2012 at 1:24 am

    The cover for A Perfect Storm is so eye-catching!

    I’m quite curious to find out how human trafficking weaves into a romance.

  • MJB April 1, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Hi, Lori. Congrats on the new book. I can’t believe that I haven’t read any of your books yet! I am always struck speechless at your sexy covers and I love the stories, but I haven’t bought or won any. Unfortunately, one of the reasons has to do with price. I know that is something you have no control over and is part of being published by a major publishing house. When my book buying budget is replenished, I am going to start reading this series right away and hopefully, I’ll win this one to get started!!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  • Johanna J April 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I love this series and cant for this story! Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Kathleen O April 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I already have a my coply of A Perfect Storm…. Lori is an auto buy for me….

  • Sandra April 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I’ve been an avid reader of Lori Foster books for years. She always has wonderful characters that I love to revisit. An I always look forward to any new books that she has out. I am really looking forward to reading Spencer and Arizona’s story.

  • Allison Motherway April 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    This is one of my all time favorite series. I love that you did research and picked such an important subject ( human trafficing) and shared the ugly truth on what happens while creating an adventure/love story in the process. Thank you!

  • Lynne April 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    This is truly a great series! I have read all of them. I got Perfect Storm from my library and would love to win a copy. Arizona and Spence (oops Spencer) were really good reading. I loved their interaction together and how Spencer finally was able to break through her barriers! Keep up the great writing.

  • Cheryl Stanford April 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Have been a long time reader of Lori’s books, she never disappoints, her characters are all so real. Looking forward to reading about Arizona and Spencer…..this is gonna be hot I just know it!!!

  • Lorraine Merriman April 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Can’t wait to read this book.

  • Lisa Pfeffer April 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I enjoyed the kickass seen at the end as well but I have to say that my favorite seen was when Spencer and Arizona are intimate one of the final times in the book and she allows herself to feel her emotions and breaks down weeping. Instead of fleeing as she usaully does she allows Spencer to comfort her and be part of her emotional spew. It demonstrates great trust and healing. That was my weepy moment. What a wonderful story about healing, acceptance and redemption.

  • Julie Armstrong April 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I love the comments that Lori made about her wonderful marriage to her best friend! True, lasting love is possible. Can’t wait to read Perfect Storm. Her books are awesome.

  • Beki Ferrill April 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I love this series, I was hooked from the first book. Can’t wait to read Arizona’s story…i always did love a woman who could kick butt! And Spencer…it takes a strong man to deal with her. Sould be very interesting!

  • Yaritza Santana April 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Lori is famous for having hot studs in the front cover. I want to get my hands in her new book A Perfect Storm. I have read many awesome reviews. I could only imagine me not being able to put the book down… Thanks for the Giveaway..Lori Rocks..

  • Amy peppers April 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    What a great interview lori! I love all your books. Your my favorite author of all time! I’ve read all your books! I’ve read when you dare over a hundred time lol 🙂 out of all of your books I think when you dare is my favorite because you wrote dare just perfectly, he’s strong yet sensitive. Just perfect as is all your other charters. (: welp thanks for your time (:

  • Tina Rucci April 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I love reading Lori’s books, I have not been disappointed in any of them. What amazes me is that Lori is on Facebook & Twitter throughout the day,spending time with her sons & grandsons, shopping and going to the movie theater quite often that I cannot figure out when she has time to research & write such fantastic stories. She is one of the few authors that I will continue to own paperback books instead of e-books.

  • Stacie Mc April 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I haven’t read any of this series yet. Now that I know the story background, I’m very interested. Am putting them on my TBB list.

  • stickiekittie April 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I have loved this series from the beginning. Lori is such a great author. Nice interview. Thanks for the giveaway. It’s always interesting to see how authors incorporate real life issues into their novels.

  • Amber Wolfrum April 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I love that Lori can take a character like Arizona and give her a past that a lot people would not be able to move on from and give her the time she needs to progress in her personal life instead of just jumping straight into the intimacy.

  • Patti F April 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Great interview. I love this series, and it is one of my favorites. I really enjoy all of Lori’s books. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Maude Allen April 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this book. Arizona caught my attention and I can’t wait for her HEA.

  • Chelsea B. April 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Wonderful interview! This series sounds like something I seriously need to get my hands on!
    P.S.– It sounds like you have the perfect husband! 🙂

  • Amanda Freeman April 7, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Thanks so much for doing this interview and giveaway. I really enjoy learning more about the authors and books. I especially enjoy Lori’s interviews because she is always so genuine and funny; I’ve never read a comment from Lori that didn’t seem to come from the heart. 🙂

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