Love Undercover #1
excerpt, Interview and Giveaway
New York Times Bestselling
Excerpt from RUN THE RISK by NY Times Bestselling Author Lori Foster
"He disappeared off the balcony and she just knew he was coming inside to corral her in the narrow hallway.
Why wouldn’t he leave her alone?
The apartment building was…unpleasant. Peeling paint from the walls, mold in the corners, carpet with stains she didn’t want to investigate too closely…
She knew why she was there.
Why was he?"
Question & Answers with Lori Foster
1. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
You know, even if you try NOT to leave a message, there always is. Parts of our personalities come through. My characters always love animals, because I think that’s important. I wouldn’t trust someone who didn’t like animals. And kids always come first, because they *should.* Families are not always blood related; I have a sister, a stepsister, and a half-brother – but they’re my siblings through and through. My stepdad *was* my dad, no “step” to it. So for me, it’s about who you love, who is in your life, more than any actual blood relationship.
2. How much of the book is realistic?
I suppose the characters have to be “real” or readers wouldn’t relate to them. The emotions of falling in love are real. How the characters react to it, and how they survive past and present hurts, are I hope realistic. But nothing about this story is based on fact, either to actual people or situations.
3. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Not in this book, no. But I have incorporated my own emotions in other books, just as I assume all authors do. What we think and feel, how we react, the truth of our lives, it seeps into the writing sometimes. Overall, my life has been blessed, but boring. No great adventures or danger. I married young, have stayed married to the same amazing man (34 years now!) and we’ve raised healthy sons. Nothing book-worthy about any of that. But I have to say, it’s awfully nice. J
4. What books have most influenced your life?
While I love reading, books are entertainment for me. I read for enjoyment, not enlightenment. I’ve very, very based in reality, so I don’t get fiction confused with real life. Besides, real life has been pretty amazing. A challenge on occasion, sure. No one skates by without a few bumps in the road. But I found my “happily ever after” on the 3rd day of my sophomore year of high school – aka met my hubby that day – and we’ve been on the same page ever since, no pun intended.
Run the Risk by Lori Foster
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Series: Love UnderCover #1
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
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
draw them both into a killer's crosshairs? Logan
Meet the Author
Lori Foster is a New York Times and
TODAY bestselling author with books from a variety of publishers, including
Berkley/Jove, Kensington, USA St. Martin’s, Harlequin and
Silhouette. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career
Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance.
She’s had top-selling books for Amazon, Waldenbooks and the BGI Group. For more
about Lori, visit her Web site at www.lorifoster.com.