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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Guest Post and Book Blog Tour Stop - A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster

Today, I'm hosting a book blog tour stop for Lori Foster's new book, "A Perfect Storm," the fourth book in her "Men Who Walk On The Edge of Honor" series. 

Lori was kind enough to write a guest post about her writing, which is included here:

Life is a mixture of moments so wonderful, we cry happy tears, and times so trying, we cry in emotional pain. I love it that people are so resilient, that we are strong enough to persevere, and I especially appreciate how love makes celebrating the good times, and getting through the bad times, easier.

For me, that’s what the romance genre is all about. If character A met character B and immediately fell in love to live happily ever after, if they had nothing to overcome, nothing to work through, it’d be so boring. Showing *life,* the trials and the perks, is the best part of creating a story. No one has lived without experiencing both, so I hope I write my stories in a way that feels real. I want my characters to be stronger together, and I want readers to see that it’s believable. It’s one of the most wonderful compliments I get, when readers tell me that they can “relate” to a story, that they find a small piece of themselves in the characters and the situations.

No matter how dark the plot, the characters should be people you know, and people you like. The more reason you have for cheering them on, the more invested you get in the story, the better!

                                                - Lori Foster

About The Book:

He never saw her coming… ...

Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him.

Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it's dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there's an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero….

I have had the pleasure of reading two previous novels in this series, and enjoyed them both immensely, but there is something special about "A Perfect Storm."

Lori Foster focuses her attention in this novel on the sassy and thoroughly independent Arizona Storm, her tenious new relationship with bounty hunter Spencer Lark, and her interactions with the boys, Dare, Trace and Jackson (heroes from the first three novels). Arizona has talked Spencer into becoming her "partner" as she tries to bust a human trafficking ring as part of her quest for revenge for being taken into a ring herself years previously.  This little lady, all of 21 years old, is tough, feisty, yet still has sensitive feelings that she is reluctant to show. And the way Spencer and the other guys handle her with dignity and grace is just charming.

Foster is known for her fast-paced, action filled stories, and to me, "A Perfect Storm" is one of her best efforts to date.  It would probably help to have read the previous three novels in this series, but Foster supplies enough back-story in this tale to catch readers up with the past events.

I highly recommend this novel for adventure loving readers!

About The Author:
Lori Foster first published with Harlequin in January 1996. Her second book launched Temptation Blaze and her 25th book launched Temptation Heat. Since those early days, Lori has routinely had 6 to 10 releases a year. She's a Waldenbooks, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and New York Times bestselling author with over 50 titles published through a variety of houses, including Berkley/Jove, Kensington, St. Martins, Harlequin and Silhouette.

For more information on Lori's books and upcoming projects, check out her website at http://www.lorifoster.com/

My thanks to Kate with Media Muscle for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


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