Q&A with Lori Foster + Giveaway

Filed in featured , Giveaways , Lori Foster , Question & Answer , The Coffee Lover Posted on October 12, 2012 @ 7:00 am 21 comments

Today we are really excited to welcome back at Book Lovers Inc author Lori Foster as she stops by for her Blog Tour of Run the Risk.

Run the Risk is her latest release in the brand new and exciting romantic suspense series, Love Undercover. So please welcome Lori who stops by to answer a few questions and share an excerpt of her book. Don’t forget to check here for the full tour schedule and as always the end of the post for the details of our giveaway 🙂



1. How do you see the romance community as a whole (your readers and fellow authors)? Where do you see it in 10 years? What’s the best part about it?

Lori: The romance community has the most wonderful women and men in the entire world! Unique, friendly, open and caring. We love talking books, of course. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a rapport, a connection to the storylines, how they relate and don’t relate to real life romances, situations and circumstances. Many times readers can find a small part of themselves in the stories. That often opens a dialogue about real-life issues, the trials we have, what we survive and what we celebrate. People are so diverse that every day I hear, see, learn something new from my readers.

The current “open to the public” networking can be worrisome. So many people put their hearts out there for all the world to see. Used to be we kept our lives private and only shared certain aspects of ourselves. Now we share everything and only choose certain aspects to keep private. That’s the only downside to an otherwise amazing connection. When people share too much, they leave themselves vulnerable in so many ways. Identity theft has become a #1 worry!

But I believe societal trends are cyclical. Before my end of time, I’m sure we’ll find people pulling back and rebelling against the “tell all” mode of social networking. In the meantime, it’s just fabulous to have a forum for chatting with readers. I feel like I know so many of them, even though we’ll never meet in person.

2. Is it difficult to sketch a character who is willing to do anything in order to accomplish what he wants like Logan?

Lori: Honestly, I never sketch out my characters. They tell me (I know, I sound nuts!) the opening scene, and from there, I learn what they’ll do and why just as readers learn. It’s a fun process and keeps the story fresh for me. When I realize a hair color, eye color, height, occupation, etc… I jot it down and keep notes as I go along.
For Logan, when I started the book (opening scene) I knew he was a cop undercover, but I didn’t entirely know why. I knew Pepper was hiding, that she was afraid, but I didn’t know why. I definitely didn’t know she had a brother. 🙂

I have a better grasp on the secondary characters who will get their own books, only because they were fleshed out some in RUN THE RISK. But the nuances of their stories will unfold in the same way – when the characters want to tell.

3. In the book, Pepper transforms from a woman one barely notices to a stunning one. Was her transformation as much fun writing as it was for us readers, reading?

Lori: I don’t want to give away any big plot twists in the book, but that scene – where she flaunts her transformation – was incredibly fun to write! Given how I write – being as surprised as readers – I was as anxious as anyone else to see the reactions. lol. I hope readers enjoyed it as much as I did!

4. What are your plans for the next book in the series?

Lori: It’s already written! Yay. I’ll be starting the 3rd book soon. For readers who enjoyed the “Men of Honor” series, Alice is the female lead in the 2nd book. She appeared in TRACE OF FEVER, and she sort of wormed her way into my heart. Once there, she started whispering to my Muse, and it wasn’t long before I knew she had to have her own story. She was rather insistent about that!


He scooped the bags away from her and gestured for her to precede him to her apartment.

“—it.” Left empty-armed and unnerved, she kept her shoulders slumped and did her best to bank her reaction to him. “Really, Mr. Stark, I don’t—”

“We’re neighbors, so call me Logan.”

She didn’t want to call him anything and tried to convey that with a show of umbrage.

About the Book:

When Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find Pepper Yates, a potential link to his best friend’s unsolved murder, he vows to gain her cooperation by any means necessary. But the elusive beauty is more suspicious—and in far more danger—than he expected. And the last thing Logan needs is to start caring for her….Pepper has spent years dodging the corrupt club owner who will stop at nothing to keep her silenced. She can trust no one, not even the handsome new “construction worker” who’s moved in next door. The heat between them is undeniable. But will surrendering to passion bring her the safety she so desires—or will her feelings for Logan draw them both into a killer’s crosshairs?

Purchase Info:
Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)


About the Author:

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author of over 70 novellas and novels. She currently writes single titles for HQN.

Lori believes it’s important to give back to the community as much as possible, and for that reason she ran special contests in conjunction with a publisher, facilitating many first sales for new authors. She routinely organizes events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

Where to find Lori:
Website | Twitter | Facebook



Mediamuscle has generously offered one paperback copy of Run the Risk to one lucky US/Can commenter and we are giving away another paperback copy open to all!

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).

Giveaway ends on Saturday, October 27th, 2012; we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!!!!

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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  • erinf1 October 12, 2012 at 7:18 am

    thanks for a great post and congrats to Lori on the new release! I’ve been reading such positive reviews for her books, I feel like I live under a rock since I haven’t read any. Hoping to rectify that soon 🙂

    Have a great weekend everyone!


  • orchid7 October 12, 2012 at 8:01 am

    This new series looks so good! I watched the book trailer, and it had me hooked. I love stories where the heroine goes through a transformation and becomes strong and confident. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! 🙂

  • Maureen October 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I like the idea of a series of undercover cops. It sounds like an exciting story.

  • Pat L. October 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I have always enjoyed Lori’s books; haven’t read any in awhile. I always enjoy a good series.


  • Diane Sallans October 12, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I always enjoy reading Lori’s books – this looks like the start of another fun series!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  • bn100 October 13, 2012 at 2:10 am

    I enjoyed the interview. The book sounds good.

  • Izz October 13, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Hi Lori, congratss for your new book!
    I love reading romantic suspense, because the suspense, action, danger and heat from the story. I like the idea about a cop or an agent going undercover then meet the heroine to start the adventure and kick some bad guys. So looking forward to read Logan and Pepper story.

  • Mary Preston October 13, 2012 at 3:40 am

    RUN THE RISK looks like an exciting read. Logan RIske – excellent name.

  • Phyllis Marshall October 13, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Thank you Lori and Anna for this fantastic interview. Lori, you are a new author for me and in reading this post, you have successfully snagged my interest in reading this series! Like my TBR pile wasn’t big enough!!! 🙂 As one who uses social media to connect with my fave authors, I have to thank you for putting yourself ‘out there’ and allowing your fans to get ‘up close and personal’ with you all, even with the risk inherent in doing so. I’m on so many Street Teams for the writers that I feel very strongly about, and love that opportunity to help out with getting their work seen by Tweeting, sharing on FB, Pinterest and any other means possible. Through social media, I have also become a BETA reader for a few! It truly is so wonderful to interact with all of you on a daily basis, sharing our lives with you and other members of the team.

    Thank you for this giveaway. Have a wonderful day.


  • Maria D. October 13, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for the fun mini-interview! I never thought of authors suffering from identify theft because of social networking but it makes sense – I’m kinda split on the social networking thing in the romance community because I think in the long run it probably does more harm to some authors than benefit. I think people really, really need to filter what they put out there – there’s an abundance of what I like to call “overshare” and it’s actually influenced me in a negative way about buying some books – just a thought. I’m so glad that “Alice” from Trace of Fever is getting her own “heroine” status:) I love when secondary characters I like get their own books! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Victoria Zumbrum October 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love reading about undercover cops. It sounds really good.

  • Na S. October 14, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I like learning about a writer’s writing process. It’s interesting how characters comes to you and that you don’t quite know how they will turn out at the beginning.

  • Yadira A. October 14, 2012 at 1:45 am

    I would love to read this story! I’ve seen lots of great reviews on it!

  • Orsi October 14, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Undercover cops in a romantic suspense? It sounds very exciting and fun, and it’s good to know some glimpses about a writer’s writing process.

  • QuenKne October 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    It’s so great to have the opportunity to hear from authors in this type of forum. Like Lori, I have fears about social networking too. It’s sad to think that some people intentionally set out to hurt others.- everyone needs to be careful & cautious.

    I love Lori’s books and can’t wait to start reading her new series.

  • Kristy October 15, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I loved reading Lori’s Men of Honor series and A Perfect Storm was a great ending to it! I can’t wait to read her Love Undercover series, especially knowing that Alice will play the female lead in the second book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • dian aesha October 17, 2012 at 5:57 am

    great interview lori..and nice to know you..
    i haven’t read any your books,,but iam interest for reading
    i love the cover make me speechless ^^
    thanks for the chance ^^

    icha09 at gmail dot com

  • Gmapeony October 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Am always up for a new series – Lori’s books are the best. And this one sounds very good.

  • Filia Oktarina October 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Congrats for your new book, Lori!
    Love this interview. The cover book very sexy nd hot, must buy this book. Looking forward to read this new book.
    Thanks for giveaway 🙂
    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  • Chelsea B. October 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Lori! So looking forward to reading ‘Run the Risk’! I know it will be fabulous!

  • miki October 28, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I still haven’t read any of her book but i have one in my tbr pile ^^ ( bneed to start reading it)

    thank you for the giveaway
    all the best

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