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Lori Foster | Run the Risk Blog Tour


Lori Foster stopped by today to talk about her new series and upcoming book. So let's get to it, shall we?

Tell us some background and how you came up with the idea for your new series Love Undercover.

It's pretty weird how the process works for me. I almost always see a scene first, and in this case, the scene was a hunky male neighbor putting the moves on a female neighbor because she had a secret that he needed to know. When I started writing, I was unsure what the secret might be, why the heroine was keeping the secret, and why the hero needed it. See, very weird! I've always been drawn to those stories where the male protagonist gets himself into deep trouble - under the best of intentions - and then has to find a way to regain the heroine's trust. Good examples are LOVING EVANGELINE, by Linda Howard, or SCANDAL, by Amanda Quick. Most of the wonderful books by Kresley Cole, too. I love it when the characters are honorable, but are forced to do dishonorable deeds.


Nothing can shake a cop from pursuing justice-except a beautiful witness marked for death, in New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster's sexy new series... 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?

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Lori Foster

The only thing diminutive about bestselling novelist Lori Foster is her size. At 5'3," she's not exactly tiny, but the only family members she towers over these days are her toddler grandson and Tootsie, their Chihuahua, their 23 pound cat, Liger, Liger's brother Grim, and Kiki, a rescue cat. Everything else she does is supersized, from her commitment to having her work published and the standards she has set for her writing, to her philanthropy, love of family and her joy in helping others. Even her characters are larger-than-life—alpha men and women who break boundaries and bring passion to everything they do, whether it's gunning down the bad guys, fighting for the underdog or making love.

Lori's mighty imposing herself, undoubtedly possessed of more than her share of alpha traits and energy. She refused to give up on her desire to see her work in print. She completed ten novels before her first book, IMPETUOUS, was sold. It was published in 1996. Since then, she's maintained a pace that might have felled a lesser person, often writing six or more romance novels every year. Having cracked national bestseller lists with JAMIE in 2005, there's been no stopping her. In the past six years, her novels, and anthologies featuring her work, have claimed a combined 115 weeks on The New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. HARD TO HANDLE reached the number two spot on the New York Times' list. She's the recipient of the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for both Contemporary Romance and Series Romantic Fantasy.

Comment to win a copy of RUN THE RISK!




38 comments posted.

Re: Lori Foster | Run the Risk Blog Tour

I love novels where the hero and the girl both want to deny
their feeling for each other. It makes for a great story to
see if one or both will give in to love.
(Sandie White 1:43am October 16, 2013)

I love contests and would love to win this book!
(Sharon DiPrima 2:31am October 16, 2013)

I love reading your books,especially the series. Thanks for a chance to win.
(Linda Hall 3:43am October 16, 2013)

This sounds really good! Thanks for the contest!
(Linda Townsend 7:20am October 16, 2013)

sounds like a good book i love lori`s books thanks for the
chance to win
(Denise Smith 8:46am October 16, 2013)

This book sounds like one I'd love to read. I love this style book. Thanks so much!!
(Bonnie Capuano 9:23am October 16, 2013)

I can picture myself curled up with your book, and my own kitten, who is turning out to be like your Liger!! She's quite a big girl, and loves to be by my side!! Anyway, your book sounds like quite the page-turner, and it's bound to keep my hot chocolate hot all on its' own!! It's going to be another hit for you - no doubt about it!! Congratulations!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:00am October 16, 2013)

I'd love to read it! :-)
(LeeAnne Hardin 10:09am October 16, 2013)

Wow, Congrats on your new book: RUN THE RISK. I like the
book cover too! Congrats on your writing career too and that
you never gave up and always desired to see your work in
print. Your new book sounds very fascinating and a dangerous
romance that will keep everyone on the edge of their seats.
I would love to win and read your book this Fall. Thank You
very much. Cecilia CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 10:17am October 16, 2013)

I would love the chance to be a winner with this book. Thank you for the
(Melanie Backus 10:37am October 16, 2013)

The book sounds very entertaining...a good read is sometimes hard to find, but, this seems to have everything!
(Vennie Martinisi 11:07am October 16, 2013)

I'm always excited when you put out a new book. Great choices for your examples of other books too!
(Laura Gullickson 11:25am October 16, 2013)

Congratulations on Run The Risk and thanks for the chance to win!
(Linda Brennan 11:28am October 16, 2013)

How exciting to begin a new series! I would love to win a copy of RUN THE RISK! Thank you for the opportunity!
(Britney Adams 11:56am October 16, 2013)

I'm loving the book cover
(Meredith Richardson 12:22pm October 16, 2013)

Wow! Run the Risk sounds exciting. Thanks for the chance to win.
(Anna Speed 12:35pm October 16, 2013)

Sounds great. Would love to read it.
(Sharon Cook 12:40pm October 16, 2013)

Sounds great... I truly enjoy your characters' and their stories!
(Colleen Conklin 12:57pm October 16, 2013)

This sounds really good, thanks for the chance to win
(Jean Patton 2:48pm October 16, 2013)

Love stories with sizzle. Congrats on never giving up your
(LaRonda Atchison 4:40pm October 16, 2013)

Love your books, Lori!!
(Kelli Jo Calvert 5:27pm October 16, 2013)

Love a good romance suspense that keeps you on the edge while reading it...sounds really good and would love to win and read this! Great book cover!
(Linda Luinstra 7:31pm October 16, 2013)

(Callie Stuck 8:21pm October 16, 2013)

Sounds great. Can't wait to read it.
(Jennifer Richardson 9:26pm October 16, 2013)

I just love your books and I would love to win!
(Cindy Hamilton 9:54pm October 16, 2013)

Hey, Lori! Any new Servant books coming out?
(MaryAnne Banks 11:09pm October 16, 2013)

Sounds good!
(Vicki Hancock 12:04pm October 17, 2013)

I'd love to win a copy of this book!
(Marcy Shuler 12:27pm October 17, 2013)

I love reading Lori Foster's books. I find each of her books are getting better and better.
(Kai Wong 1:06am October 17, 2013)

I too love when the hero has to do something that seems to go against his
character and then he has to justify what he has done. I have added this to
my to reads and I really like the cover. Thanks for stopping by.
(Patti Paonessa 3:00am October 17, 2013)

Six novels a year? that's a lot of inspiration and a lot of typing!
(Clare O'Beara 10:32am October 17, 2013)

I'm anxious to start your new series.
(Sue Farrell 11:54am October 17, 2013)

I honestly love reading books that are in a series, you begin to know the characters, understand them and all the wonderful things they get themselves in and out of. Can't wait to read your latest book.
(C Culp 11:58am October 17, 2013)

Lori's books are always on my wish list, can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)
(Anita H 7:14pm October 18, 2013)

RUN THE RISK does sound fabulous.
(Mary Preston 8:37pm October 18, 2013)

I always love Lori's hunky heroes! I can't wait to read Logan
and Pepper's story! Thanks for the giveaway!!
(Ada H. 11:14pm October 18, 2013)

What an exciting book! Looks like the beginning of a great new series.
(Bonnie H 12:48pm October 22, 2013)

You had me at hunk. The ripped abs on your cover belong to a
guy sure of himself, but attracts trouble with a capital "T".
(Alyson Widen 6:53pm October 31, 2013)

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